Hiring someone to take control of a bathroom renovation is a big task. It can be daunting to sink thousands of dollars into redoing a new room in your home, and you want to make sure you get it right.
But what questions should you ask the bathroom renovator? Chances are, you have never renovated a bathroom before, which means you might be at a loss in knowing the best questions to ask a potential tradie to make sure you get the best man or woman for the job.
But don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. We’ve come up with a list of the five top things you should ask a renovator before hiring them for the job.
How long have you been in the industry?
Of course, the longer a tradesman has been doing their job, the broader their knowledge base and the more experienced they will have. You want to try and avoid a bathroom renovator who has only renovated a handful of bathrooms, as they are unlikely to do as good a job as someone who has renovated hundreds of bathrooms. If someone has been renovating bathrooms for a while it’s also a healthy sign they are good at what they do.
What is your trade?
Your next question should be to check if the bathroom renovator is a tradesman himself & wat trade. . Make sure you have a look at their building licensing number and call up the Department of Fair Trading to ensure they have a clean record. Take the time to check their insurances – the last thing you would want would be for something to go wrong and for you to be left in the lurch & out of pocket.
What products do they use in their bathroom renovations?
You want a new bathroom that is going to last a long time. This means the materials and products used to renovate your bathroom space need to be of high quality. Sit down with your bathroom renovator and let them go over the design of the new bathroom with you, and ensure you ask questions about the types of products that are going to be used for each area. This includes the tiles, taps and glasswork. Remember, you get what you pay for – if you want high-quality products, it’s likely they will be more expensive than the lower end products. But, on the flip side, these products are more durable and will last you a lot longer than those of a lower quality. Remember, if you want a luxury bathroom that lasts a lifetime, then it’s worth investing in quality products & workmanship even if it means paying a little extra.
Where are the products manufactured?
You want to make sure – if the bathroom renovator is reassuring you that the products are of high quality – that they are manufactured in a reliable place. If they are made in Australia you can feel assured the quality will be high. If the products are made elsewhere, see what research you can do on the factory it comes from, to see if it’s a reputable factory that produces high end products. Check online for any reviews of people who have bought and installed their products to see if they are products that last.
Does the owner/manager of the company project manage the renovation personally?
Finally, ask the bathroom renovator whether they will be in charge of the job. If not, ask who will be managing it, and request a meet up so you can see if it is someone you will want in your home. Remember, a bathroom renovation is not a one day job, and these people will be coming in and out of your home. Most likely they will be working unsupervised for some of the time, so you want to hire people you trust being in your private space.
It’s also a good idea to request the details of previous clients, so you can give them a call for a testimonial. If the bathroom renovator is confident that they have done a good job in the past, they shouldn’t have any qualms in handing this information over.
And there you have it – the top five questions we believe are important to ask before hiring someone to carry out the job of renovating your bathroom. It’s worth taking the time to go over these questions carefully with whoever you are thinking about hiring because the end result will often be based on their answers! Good luck.
Looking for reliable and high-quality bathroom renovator? Get in touch with us at Giuselle Bathrooms today on 1300 88 5657 or firstname.lastname@example.org