bATH RENOVATIONS SYDNEY
A bath renovation can create a statement piece or a fun space for the kids.
A personal renovation service.
Bespoke bath renovations service
Nu-Trend is a bath renovations company that will work closely with you to design and install a new bath whether it is for your bathroom statement piece, a luxury ensuite or for the practical convenience of caring for children.
Do you remember the ‘old days’ when personal service was the norm? That is how Rick and Rob treat each client when it comes to bathroom, laundry, toilet or shower renovations.
They have a very single-minded commitment to deliver a high level of professionalism and quality. To achieve this they use industry-leading brands to create modern bath designs for your bathroom with products from Caroma, Victoria and Albert, DADO, Pietra Bianca, Saboma and others.
“...the renovation was clearly mapped out....they were on time everyday, they managed their subcontractors...they cleaned the site everyday...the product that was delivered was flawless...”
A bath renovation is desirable for any home.
A modern bathtub is a desirable item for any house or unit. There is a seemingly limitless range of beautiful bath designs to choose from these days including many natural materials, colours or finishes;
- Visually impactful freestanding baths.
- Master bathroom statement pieces.
- Recessed baths that use minimal space.
- Easy access baths for the elderly or those with a disability.
- A day spa jacuzzi style bath for a touch of luxury.
Nu-Trend can help do a bath renovation for a single or multi-storey house, unit, townhouse or apartment. Our team can assist you to choose a bath that is suitable to the space you have, prepare the required flooring and help finish it off with the appropriate fixtures, fittings and tiling.
Our team can manage each step of the process for you from removing the existing bath to completing a full remodel in the room to give it a fresh new look.
How to choose a bath renovation for your home.
- Choose whether to go for a freestanding or inset bath – it’s a critical first decision as it determines all of your renovation planning. Freestanding baths require more space than inset baths because they’re not tucked neatly against a wall, so the size of your bathroom may force this decision (unless you are thinking about making the room larger)
- Freestanding baths – these may be positioned in the middle of the room or towards a wall although either way they require space around them and you need to allow for tap positioning. There are modern versions of the traditional claw-footed tubs or a contemporary square or round style in a range of sizes, materials and finishes. A freestanding bath can be an incredible centrepiece for a bathroom, but for those with young kids they can also be a practical choice giving all-round access.
- Inset, built-in baths or straight baths – are more commonly used and can fit into smaller bathrooms, They can create space efficiencies when designing a layout for larger rooms as they sit against a wall typically and only take up one or two corners of the room. They come in different sizes allowing you to choose a version for your room’s dimensions.
- Shower baths – are like inset baths but try and offer a two in one solution especially if space is limited. The downside to this design is the need to step over the bath to have a shower which could be a concern for elderly people or those with a disability.
- Single or double-ended bath – whether you choose a freestanding or inset bath there are both single and double-ended versions available. A single-ended baths have taps and waste at one end while a double-ended bath has taps and waste in the centre. Your choice could depend on whether there is a need to move or alter existing plumbing or waste locations in the room, apart from aesthetics or style.
- Bath materials – the material a bath is made from can affect how you need to care for it, how durable it is and even influence how long water will retain its heat. It also affects the weight of the bath which is important from an engineering perspective to make sure the floor can hold it.
- Acrylic is widely used for baths and a budget friendly choice. It is easy to care for, light, and easy to work with. so can be preferable for the first floor of an older home.
- Steel is a very hard-wearing material for a bath. It’s colder to touch than other bath materials, but will retain the heat of bath water.
- Cast iron is traditional for freestanding baths and is very hard wearing and easy to clean. Bath water should retain heat well in a cast-iron bath although it is one of the heavier materials, so check whether floors will need reinforcing before installation.
- Solid surfaces like Corian and Hi-Macs can be moulded into shapely bath designs, they’re durable and easy to care for and will retain heat well.
- Stone baths are very attractive, although a more costly choice than other materials. They are also very heavy, so could have further budget implications as the floor may need to be strengthened or it may take more labour to have it brought into the site.
- Fixtures and fittings – It is pretty normal that you would then buy bath taps and fixtures separately. The bath may or may not have pre-drilled holes and will depend on the design you are trying to create.
- Tiling – depending on the type of bath and what is or isn’t being replaced in the room, the tiling will need to be corrected or updated. So this needs to be allowed for in the budget.
10 tips to save on a bath renovation
#1. DO YOUR RESEARCH
When you are considering doing a bath renovation the first step is to do some research about what is involved, the various costs and to gather inspiration or ideas. There is lots of information available that will help you save money and time choosing your new bath.
#2. WORK OUT YOUR BUDGET
Yes it is true, you could spend over $30,000 on a bath renovation or as little as $500 for a splash of paint. There are millions of choices of products, materials or styles to choose from so it becomes fairly critical to be realistic and set a budget, then stick to it. Otherwise you can end up either creating false expectations or spending time researching things that you haven’t prepared to pay for.
#3. HAVE A CLEAR VISION
With a wealth of information available and a budget set, it becomes very important to have a very clear vision or purpose for the renovation. It becomes a brief that you use with your contractor. So is the goal to create an adult retreat, update an old 80’s style bath tub, renovate for profit or to sell the property. The reasons could be broad but you should have a clear purpose in mind from the outset to guide your decision making.
#4. KNOW WHAT CAN OR CAN'T BE DONE
A little similar to the setting of a budget, knowing what is or isn’t possible becomes important to ensure you are being realistic about what can be achieved. So for example placing a 400kg bath tub in a 10th storey apartment unit may not be feasible or moving a pipe in heritage listed building could be too costly too.
#5. create a plan
With some knowledge, a budget ready and clear vision you can set about creating a plan to map out the steps required for your project. This could include things like getting a loan approved, sourcing products, getting council approvals, finding contractors etc but make a list of things that will need to be done and a rough timeframe to work around.
#6. CHEAPEST ISN'T ALWAYS THE BEST
Yes unfortunately costs for a bath renovation will vary greatly, there could be variances of $10,000 or more. Cheapest isn’t always the best and it is important to make sure any quotation is clearly itemised so that you can compare exactly what is being offered. We see too many examples where assumptions are made that lead to further costs or work not being done correctly the first time.
#7. DECIDE ON USING EXISTING SERVICES
This could potentially be an earlier step in the process, it just depends on the situation. Deciding on whether you will use the existing plumbing and sewerage services becomes quite important in relation to bath placement or orientation, the type of bath and how the floor needs to be prepared.
#8. GET 5 WRITTEN QUOTATIONS
Yes we realise many people will opt for just getting 3 quotes, although with such a large renovation project it would be wise these days to opt for at least 5 quotations from qualified companies. It will help create peace of mind given there are over 1,000 renovation companies to choose from in Sydney.
#9. READ PREVIOUS REVIEWS
While reviews aren’t always entirely accurate it does pay to spend some time reading about the contractors you are thinking of working with. The ones that have longer, more thoughtfully written reviews will tend to be the ones that have impressed their clients more. Always look for ‘how many reviews’ the individual has written this can also be an indicator of someone who has been impressed with the work done.
#10. CHECK THEIR QUALIFICATIONS
This is one of the simplest things people often forget to do. Don’t trust numbers, words or logos on a website. Ask the contractor to give you the link or certificate or other form of proof they are actually qualified to do the work. We see so many people believe ‘official-looking’ logos placed on a website only to find out later they were being deceptive.
What can we include in our service?
Bath renovation steps
Our most common question is ‘what are the bath renovation steps‘ or ‘how long does a bath renovation take‘ and our response is ‘we’ll take care of everything for you‘ to make things as easy and seamless as possible for your project. We work with you each step of the way, which can even include sourcing and selecting products.
- Planning, layout and design.
- Selecting a bath type e.g free standing, insert bath etc.
- Choosing fixtures and fittings.
- If needed, choosing wall tiles, lighting and flooring
- Deciding on using existing or installing new bath plumbing.
What types of projects can we work on?
How we do bath renovations?
We quite often get asked if we can do different types of renovation projects where there are other parties involved or to accomodate a certain situation. Being a nimble renovation company you are talking directly to the owners, so we can do everything bespoke and personalised to suit you or your scenario.
- Working with Architects or Building Designers.
- Working from building plans or designs.
- Collaborating with other contractors.
- Liaising with real estate agents or property developers.
- Engaging with product suppliers.
- Dealing with local council or authorities.
It's all in the little details
Our point of difference
Rick and Rob are involved with each step of each bathroom remodel they deal with. They are a bathroom renovation specialist that delivers a personal touch and concierge-like service. With so many years of experience between them they have encountered all the common bathroom renovation scenarios and developed a keen level of expertise to solve practically any situation.
Although, its the little things they do that can make all the difference to a delivering a high quality project efficiently, quickly and with little disruption to daily life.
Organised & prepared
Tidy work site
Master bathroom, ensuite or laundry.
Examples of our work
Here are some bathroom renovation ideas. We will admit we aren’t professional property photographers and we like to keep things real because there are millions of inspiration photos available on the internet. These examples may help with your ideas for how to renovate a bathroom, ensuite or laundry. We have tried to capture some of our completed projects to give you an idea of the types of rooms, fixtures and fittings we have worked with previously.
Nu-Trend is very single minded in our commitment to deliver a high level of professionalism and quality for each of our renovation builds.
See some examples of our work
Rick and Rob are the hands-on Directors for Nu-Trend Plumbing. 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 it for 15 years.
Other types of bathroom renovations
Local | Licensed | Insured
Nu-Trend is a plumber and bathroom renovations team in Sydney, available 7 days a week. With 15 years experience, the Directors Rob and Rick are hands-on and provide a personalised service that is fully licensed, insured and qualified. You can check online with the NSW Department of Fair Trading here
HOME OWNERS INSURANCE
Protection for your renovation project.
FULLY LICENCED 217859C
A qualified and licensed builder.
Public liability insurance for peace of mind.
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STANDARDS AUSTRALIA AS/NZS3500:2018 Compliant
All the work carried out by Nu-Trend is AS/NZ3500:2018 compliant. It is the Australian Standard for Plumbing and Drainage in NSW as set down by Standards Australia and the Australian Building Codes Board. They give the plumbing industry technical direction to enable compliance with required regulatory frameworks.