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    Question Pls Quote Renovation Laundary to Bathroom

    Hi,
    I am starting as a new thread as I am looking for a ball park quote before I move on this project:

    - PROJECT : To convert current shower cum Laundry into LAUNDRY Cum Toilet + Shower.

    - Size - 3 mts X 1.7 mts

    - Existing structure : Laundry tub, 4 taps, One 1 mts x 1mts Shower cubicle.

    - Planned :

    > Glass Shower +
    > Toilet +
    > Toilet Waste line connection (roughly 9 mts to existing toilet).
    > Replace laundry tub with Basin and connect Front loader washer and dryer.
    > replace Asbestos sheeting with contemporary board
    > Re-tiling
    > Waste removal.

    Could somebody give me a ball park figure, I can do the fittings (add Harware, Toilet etc.) to plumbing access/wall-floor access and also tiling myself.

    Any assistance is appreciated. I have attached some pictures.

    Many thanks.

    BTW - this is Sydney Suburbs.

    Regards
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    If you are doing everything except plumbing and electrical, you can probably get a reasonable estimate by pricing the materials and estimated demolition costs and adding a factor for Tradies labour.

    Disposing of the asbestos will be a significant cost and may need a bit of ringing around - I was quoted $300 by one 'specialist' asbestos removalist just to have half a wheely bin picked up!! I ended up giving a contractor demolishing a fibro place up the street $20 and a slab....

    Villaboard/gyprock is cheap but tile prices can vary enormously, same for toilet and shower accessories, as it is a laundry I take it these should be presentable but not excessive.

    Are you tiling the walls to the ceiling or not, changing any plumbing points or services, adding power points for washing machine, dryer, iron, changes to lighting/exhaust fan, what size floor tiles etc...will all impact on the cost but you probably have something in mind for what you want so it should not be too much drama to list the options and price out material and tradie costs for the various options.

    The bigger the wall tiles the easier and quicker they are to fix. I got 300 x 300 wall and floor tiles for $19 and $26 per metre respectively from a place at Bankstown - this was a 'neverending' special and so was not necessarily the cheapest option but was immediately available and able to buy matching extras later if needed - not the case with 'sellout' and others which would be cheaper...

    Allow a couple of hundred bucks for waterproofing and adhesives. If you are going to that much effort may also be worthwhile replacing the old wooden double hung window and doors to complete the look.

    Sorry to ramble on but it can be 'how long is a piece of string' until you start to scope the job...What suburb are you in? I can recommend some tradies if you are nearby....

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    Hi Haveago1,
    Sorry I became a bit busy with this property.
    Thanks for the reply, it does put things in perspective.

    I got 2 guys to do a quote, and the asbestos in the walls is a bit tricky and is costing a lot in disposal (as you indicated). I don't have any renos int he neighborhood who I can slip a 20
    I have decided to rent the property out for a year and delay the conversion and save up.

    Again thanks a million for taking the time.

    Regards

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    No worries.

    As you now have a bit of time up your sleeve you can keep an eye out for bargains and stockpile some materials ready for use when you are going to start. I bought a vanity, toilet suite and taps/fittings at the auctions in preparation for 'the big day' as I had the room to store them. The vanity cost $90 but saw the same in a store for over $700, similarly a quality toilet suite for $85...just the luck of the draw but nice to be able to pick and choose and wait for a bargain than have to buy something on a short timeline.

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    $120,000 cash

    I start at 9 ish, like my coffee strong with 2 sugars, and knock off around 1.30- 2.00 ohh and tend not to come in on Fridays.
    So when you want me to start?

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    Ha! Done. 2 conditions

    Start on friday and only work on fridays.
    See ya!

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    Seems to me to be a bit of hysteria about asbestos removal.
    In the ACT we can take small amounts to the tip provided they are double wrapped in 200um plastic and less than 800x800 packages. In my renovation I suspected that the old bathroom walls contain asbestos so I have been removing the stuff, breaking it down to the right size and wrapping it in parcels of about 20kg then taking it to the tip in lots of a half dozen parcels. Its free provided you have less than approx 50KG and a nominal charge for up to 250kg..
    In NSW I looked on the web and you can do a similar process
    DECC | Safely disposing of asbestos waste
    Just be careful during the removal process (as per the guidelines) and follow the process outlined by your local govt.


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