Bathroom Renovation Course and Coaching
TAUGHT BY A QUALIFIED AUSTRALIAN BUILDER
Looking to renovate your bathroom but unsure where to start? Your in the right place. We have designed an online training course with over 25 videos, multiple downloadable templates and training information to help you project manage your very own bathroom renovation. Interested? Click on th button below to learn more.
Here is an outline of what is covered in the course
The course is broken up into 5 stages which are listed in order below.
Find out about the 3 different options you can choose from to get your plans drafted. In the training video I’ll walk you through each option in detail so you can make an informed decision about which one is best for you.
I’ll also show you how to put together a Job File Structure (with a downloadable template) that you can use throughout your entire renovation to store all your critical information such as plans, schedules, contractor prices and material cost.
Another thing you’ll learn is how to go about selecting and purchasing all your materials for the project. Here you can download our Finishes Schedule and store all your selections such as tiles, taps, toilet, vanity, baths, shower screen etc. in the one document.
Stage-3 Pre Construction
Here you will learn how to go about finding contractors for your project. I’ll walk you through the various websites you can use to help locate contractors, as well as discuss contracts and what you need to look out for when vetting a contractor.
I’ll also be teaching you how to create your own Construction Schedule or project timeline (with a downloadable template) to help manage the critical path of your project. This maps out the sequence in which each trade or task should be booked in to perform the work.
At this stage you’ll learn about the Site Establishment process and I’ll provide you with a site establishment checklist of things that need to occur in the days prior to construction taking place, i.e. protection of floors and walls in the house, skip or rubbish bins, disconnection of services for safety, neighbour notification letters, etc.
There are also some practical, real life examples of bathroom renovations for you to see. I’ll run through a few of the bathrooms that I have personally renovated and discuss some tips on what to look out for during the “Actual Construction”. This will give you some idea of what to expect when booking in your own contractors at each one of these critical stages.
Stage-5 Project Completion
Here we will discuss some final tips such as Variations, Defects liability periods and Warranties. We will also take a look at a few of our completed bathrooms and some final words of advice.
Over the last 5 years I ‘ve taken note of to all the questions, comments and emails that I have received and realised that there’s just not enough information out there that explains the entire process on how to go about renovating in a structured and streamlined manner.
We have all seen the TV shows that knock out a bathroom in a week or so (sometimes a few days), but what they fail to show you is all the upfront preparation that needs to take place before you even step foot onto the construction site.
That’s my sole aim here!
In the course you get to see how I renovated this bathroom!
Sure you could probably wing it like your uncle Frank and just start by ripping your bathroom apart. However, we all know where that can lead, i.e. bathroom out of action for months, tradesmen not turning up because they were not vetted correctly, materials such as plumbing fittings not in stock, and the list of horror stories goes on and on.
Even though this all sounds pretty scary – rest assured I’m here to help guide you along the way so that you can have an enjoyable renovation experience.
Now some people might prefer to pay a builder to manage the entire process. That way they don’t have to get their hands dirty or have the stress that can come with any type of renovation. But you’ll obviously end up paying for this service – often at a premium too.
Most builders will charge a 30% + margin (some more, some less) on all their materials and subcontractors prices. So with an average bathroom renovation of $15,000 you can expect to pay around $4,500 + in profit to a builder.
So why waste money hiring someone when you could do it yourself?
If you follow the easy, step-by-step instructions in the course you’ll not only learn how to map everything out in a structured and streamlined way – but you could potentially save yourself thousands of dollars! You could put that cash towards a top of the range bathtub or walk in shower instead!
Meet The Course Instructor
I'm James Mason, a 40 something professional builder who loves to help people. If you've come to the Renovation Junkies site to find out tips and tricks on how to renovate you're in the right place! When I'm not adding content to this site I'm usually hanging out with my beautiful wife Alison and two daughters Alana and Eden. We live in the coffee drinking capital of Sydney's Inner West, Annandale. My two passions are my family and building, so that is probably why our house is under constant renovation!