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Once a renovation project goes over $11,500, you need a BSA owner-builder's licence. So make sure you are allowed to carry out the renovations to begin with.

Do you need asbestos removed?

Professional asbestos removal is a very important consideration in your bathroom renovations.
Ensure the asbestos removalists are actually qualified to do so. It is recommended to check whether they have workcover for asbestos removal.

Waterproof the bathroom

Fortunately there are Standards in Australia (AS 3740-1994) that apply to waterproofing your bathroom.
Councils may require different standards than these.

Plenty of light

The more natural the better but lighting can be an important part of the bathroom

Sequence in renovating a bathroom

Any construction work for an area that is often wet and needs to allow changes of taps etc for the future is complex. A good rule of thumb is -:

How to save money on bathroom renovations

Here are some tips from people who have had some success at partly renovating their bathroom.
Firstly never renovate if you suspect asbestos is to be removed. Leave it to the professionals.

Essentially you are doing the hard labour yourself - you do run the risk of causing a problem that is later more costly to fix, and actually buying the wrong vanities, tiles, tapware, shower screens etc.

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