You can replace your toilet quite easily if you are in a house, unit or apartment. We explain the process and some of the costs involved.

Summary

The cost to replace a toilet will be around $400 in Sydney

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Whether you are living in your own home or have a rental property in Sydney, there could be a time when you start thinking about replacing your toilet. The average cost to have a toilet replaced in Sydney is around $400. These are some of the common reasons why people will replace a toilet;

  • The old toilet has broken and it may be cheaper to replace it with a new one rather than repair it
  • The old toilet may not be very water-efficient, so a newer one can help reduce water usage.
  • You are changing the style of the bathroom so a new toilet might enhance the look of the room.
  • You want to move the toilet to change the floor plan in the room and make better use of space.
  • Your toilet is stained or damanged.

There are a few steps that need to be taken to correctly replace your toilet in Sydney. It is recommended you use a qualified plumber as you will be interfering with the public sewerage systems.

  1. Remove the existing toilet.
  2. Set up new toilet suite ready for the installation.
  3. Ensure that the new toilet will work with the existing plumbing lay out
  4. Sit the toilet in position to make sure it is the right style and locatoin.
  5. Prepare the correct plumbing pan collar and water connections.
  6. Install, connect and seal the toilet to the floor.
  7. Test and commission the toilet
  8. Seal vanity with appropriate colour silicone and dispose of the old toilet suite from the site
  9. Clean the site.

So the steps to replace a toilet sound quite straight forward and generally they are, although this assumes it is a straight replacement and there is no other work required to do things like relocate water services, move the toilet on a concrete slab, repair wall or floor tiling etc. For every bathroom the situation will be different, so the ease of which you can replace your toilet will vary depending on its age, the condition of the room and how it was originally installed. 

To replace your existing toilet with a new one you first need to check what outlet you have. We can help you work this out, but a ‘P Trap’ toilet’s pipes exit via the wall, whereas a ‘S Trap’ toilet’s pipes exit via the floor, this should be easy enough to figure out by just looking at your toilet outlet.

Yes we can help you move a toilet that is on a concrete slab. In this situation we would have to determine how far the toilet needs to be moved so that we can check the required services piping. How hard it is to move the toilet will depend on how far the toilet needs to move and what the flooring or piping is like. Read our article about changing the floor plan on a concrete slab

You can install your toilet in a different location in the bathroom to change your floor plan. Sometimes this will be done during a renovation project to create more space, make the room easier to access or even install a new bath or shower. For nearly any type of property it is possible to achieve, it just depends on the flooring and services available as to how difficult it may be to complete. Moving a toilet is one of the best ways to create more space in your bathroom.

Generally there are four main types of toilet suits you can buy and install. These include close coupled toilet, wall faced toilet, back to wall toilet and wall hung toilet. Then for those types there are obviously hundreds of brands and different styles you can choose from to suit your interior design.

  • A close coupled toilet is a the most common option where the cistern sits directly above the toilet pan. There are no protruding pipes to deal with and the flush button is located on top of the toilet or on the wall. A simple and visually appealing design for most bathrooms or laundries.
 
  • Wall faced toilets are another great option because the cistern is hidden and they have a wall mounted flush button. So it makes the room feel larger and a bit more luxurious.
 
  • A back to wall toilet attaches the toilet suite and cistern up against the bathroom wall. There are no pipes visible making this is a popular toilet suite option for those who are trying to create a unique, clean design.
 
  • A wall hung toilet is exactly that, fixed on the wall, it gives the appearance of a floating toilet and is regarded as extremely stylish. The other benefit is it can make the room feel larger and be easier to clean because of the better access around the toilet.
 
  • A bidet toilet can also be installed as some of these now come in all-in-one styles that have a special seat with water or heating functions.

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