Once all your bathroom tiling is completed then its time for the plumbing & electrical fit off. This is the stage where you start seeing your bathroom really taking shape.
Plumbing & Electrical Fit Off: Get Your Fittings Ready
To be prepared for this stage you’ll need to have all you fittings on site ready to go. These include:
- Light fittings
- Exhaust fans
- Heated towel rails
- And all other items for the plumber/electrician
If you’ been following along with the 5 Stage process, in particular Stage 2: Planning, you’ll already have these. So this is just a reminder to get them ready for when your trades people arrive.
1. Avoid Scheduling Conflicts With Contractors
Like I previously mentioned, its best to avoid having your contractors working over the top of each other.
What I tend to do is book in the electrician one day and the plumber the next day to avoid the chaos of too many people in one small room at a time.
2. Use Drop Sheets on Tiles
Ask the tradesman to use drop sheets or protection over your freshly tiled floor.
Most decent contractors wouldn’t need to be reminded of this – but preventing scratches on the tiles is far better than finding a cure!
3. Install Exhaust Fans Properly
One important tip is to make sure that any ventilation system that is being installed (i.e. exhaust fan), gets ducted to the exterior of the house and not just up into a ceiling space.
If it’s not ducted externally the moisture will build up in your roof cavity and can cause mould and water damage to that area.
4. Warranty Cards & Technical Information
Once the tradesmen have completed their installations, check all the boxes that your fixtures came with to make sure that any warranty cards or technical info are still there.
It’s a good idea to kept these – preferably saved into your job filing system so that you can call upon the information at a later date if any warranty issues occur.
Now that we’ve completed the plumbing & electrical fit off, it’s time to move onto Stage 4: Construction – Painting.
To recap, the 5 Stage Renovation Process will guide you through the exact steps I use as a professional builder when working on home improvement projects.
If you have any questions let me know – I’m always happy to help!
Enjoy your renovation.
All the best,
CHECK OUT THIS BLOG POST FOR MORE: How to Renovate a Bathroom: The 5 Stage Process