Is your switchboard an important consideration when renovating?
If you are thinking about renovating your bathroom, kitchen, laundry or even your living room where you’ll need electricity, water and waste services then you have to plan for potential upgrades or repairs. The reason we suggest this when planning your budget is because your plumbing or electrical wiring might not be suitable for the intended use of the newly renovated rooms.
A lot of older homes in Sydney might have clay plumbing that might have small cracks or an electrical switchboard that is using the old fuses without a safety switch. Either way these critical parts of your property have to be taken into consideration from a safety aspect for the contractors about to work on your property and of course the long term usage for your family.
Even though Nu-Trend is a specialist bathroom renovation contractor in Sydney we work very closely with our preferred trades when it comes to electrical work, tiling or building (when walls have to be removed or adjusted). We make sure that every aspect of the site we are about to work on is completely safe & going to be suitable for the renovation.
From a bathroom plumbing perspective we even do a full high pressure jet blast and CCTV camera inspection of your bathroom plumbing to make sure there are no underlying issues before we begin renovating.
Lights, ventilation, power point electrical considerations for bathroom renovations
When you are renovating a bathroom in Sydney you have to think about the electrical requirements for things like;
- Ceiling lights
- Ventilation fan or IXL fan / light combination units
- Mirrors with lighting or TVs
- Underfloor heating
- Powered bidet toilets
- Spa bath tubs
- Power points on the wall or cupboards
So for this renovation a new switchboard needed to be installed and this required:
- An overload main switch
- New safety switches
- An installation that meets current Australian Standards for switchboards
Are plumbing or electrical upgrades included in a renovation quote?
When Nu-Trend provide quotations for bathroom renovations in Sydney we provide a four page detailed list of the inclusions to make sure there is absolute, complete transparency for every step required for the project. We will focus on the main elements needed to renovate your bathroom that we can physically see or inspect during our site visits.
What we can’t account for or anticipate are things that can’t be seen or determined at the time of quoting like whether parts of the plumbing has to be changed or like this example a switchboard upgrade. In a lot of cases we can’t uncover issues until the demolition has begun, for example, sub floor damage.
Yes, it is absolutely possible to engage an electrician to inspect your property’s electrical systems to recommend changes. In fact that is highly recommended in any case, especially if your home doesn’t have a modern safety switch.
Once we win a renovation contract we will then make sure all these other areas are inspected & then give you the option for how to proceed. If we do see certain pipes are the wrong size, or wiring looks in poor condition, by law, we have to report it and provide quotes to get it fixed.
The cost to replace a vanity unit will depend on the product you buy & then how extensive the replacement process will need to be.
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Nu-Trend is a Sydney company with more than 15 years experience completing bathroom renovations & solving plumbing problems. he Directors Rob and Rick are hands-on, and provide a personalised service.
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Rick and Rob are the hands-on directors for Nu-Trend. Rather than hire sub-contractors and manage their business from a distant office, they are on the tools, at your site & working towards delivering your bathroom renovation or plumbing service. It means you are talking directly to the owners of the business, the guys who are accountable and responsible rather than via email or through customer service teams.
It is why they are able to provide a written guarantee that demonstrates their confidence in standing by the quality of their workmanship and the service they deliver to every single client.
They have a very single minded commitment to deliver a high level of professionalism and quality, they’ve been doing renovation contracting in Sydney for 15+ years.