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 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.
Certainly! At Regency Bathrooms we take care of everything – that’s our speciality. You just sit back and let us do all the hard work.
An average bathroom renovation will take 3 weeks. If that seems like a long time, remember that it is necessary for the tradesmen to do their work properly and for the products and materials to dry properly before the next stage of the project.
No problem at all! At Regency Bathrooms we provide you with a temporary shower and toilet for the duration of the project. And it’s hooked up to the hot and cold water!
Bathrooms have changed since we were kids. Then, they all seemed pretty basic, with a basin, bath, shower and toilet. Pretty ordinary too. You’d go in, do your business and get out.
Now, with features such as Balinese-style open-air showers, beautiful timber and stone finishes and toilets that look like they could have been invented by NASA, bathrooms have increasingly become luxuriant places to linger and potentially rooms of great style, depending on how deeply you want to dig into your wallet.
The fact is, bathroom renovation costs can vary dramatically, with the high end being very high if you insist on the finest materials and fittings. At the low end, though, a basic bathroom renovation can be had for around $15,000.
The cheapest available bathroom renovations are those where the layout of the bathroom remains unchanged and no major plumbing changes are needed. In addition, all the new fittings, including toilet, tiles and shower screen, would be at the budget end.
Normally though, our customers want a better than basic-level job so the final price of the typical bathroom renovation we do here in Darwin currently ranges from around $25,000 to $35,000. This includes; the old bathroom totally stripped out, new walls, drainage rearranged, new ceiling, new electrics including; lighting and fans, allowance for full-height tiling and decent-quality PC items (toilet, bath, etc).
The cheapest bathroom renovation we would provide would be around $15,000. Our average price is closer to $20,000 to $25,000, plus about $3,000 to $4,000 for tiles and other PC items. We stress that the customer can pay a small fortune for bathrooms fittings and materials if they wish, for example vanities in excess of $3,000, $70-$100 per square metre for tiles and frameless glass shower screens for around $3,000-$3,500.
For more information and to arrange a quote either call us on 0417 323100 or click on the contact us button below and send us an email.
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