Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do I really need a Building Permit?
In most cases yes you do. The Northern Territory Building Act of 2010 requires the owners of a property to obtain building certification for all bathroom renovation/alterations where the room has structural, plumbing and drainage services changed.
Building Permits are not required if you are simply replacing existing fixtures like taps, a shower screen or a vanity cabinet.
However, removing a bath with a shower over it and just having a shower in its place is NOT like for like. You will need a permit if you do this.
Should you be undertaking renovation works in a wet area that compromises, or breeches the existing waterproof membrane, or if the existing waterproof membrane is found to be inadequate or not in existence then it is our recommendation that you seek an inspection by an independent building certifier for the application of the new waterproofing membrane. Although tilers and other renovators will tell you that they are self-certifying, and they may even provide you with a 'waterproofing certificate', to protect your investment, we strongly suggest that you to obtain a separate inspection from a registered building certifier.
If you are unsure then simply visit the government website: https://nt.gov.au/property/building-and-development/renovating-or-refurbishing-wet-areas-in-your-home it will answer all of your questions easily.
2. Will you organise everything?
Certainly! At Regency Bathrooms we take of everything - that's our speciality. You just sit back and let us do all the hard work.
3. How long will it take?
An average bathroom renovtion will take 3 weeks. If that seems like a long time, remember that it is necessary for the trades to do their work properly and for the products and materials to dry properly before the next stage of the project.
4. What about bathroom facilities while the project is going on?
No problem at all! At Regency Bathrooms we provide you with a temporary shower and toilet for the duration of the project. And its hooked up to the hot and cold water!