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Dan's Construction and Repair Blog

Hello! My name is Dan and this is my construction and repair blog. I don't work in the industry myself, I have recently used a lot of different contractors during the construction of my home. Construction contractors used machinery to dig and lay the foundations for my home before the walls and trusses where installed. A roofing company installed a metal roof and contractors installed plumbing and electrical utilities. I was very impressed with the results and I learnt lots of cool things during the completion of this project. This blog contains information which will be useful to other people who plan to work with construction contractors.

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Two tips for a simple and straightforward bathroom renovation project

If you want to renovate your bathroom, here are a few tips that should ensure that the renovation process goes off without a hitch:

Rent a portaloo

Your property's water supply will almost certainly need to be switched off for the duration of the renovation project. This will mean that you will not be able to use your home's toilet whilst the renovation work is being carried out.

If you are on good terms with your neighbours, you may be able to use their bathroom facilities. However, popping into their home to use their toilet several times each day could be slightly embarrassing for you and inconvenient for them.

The lack of bathroom facilities could also present problems for the tradespeople that are renovating your bathroom, as they may have to spend their lunch breaks travelling back and forth from a public toilet.

Hiring a portaloo is the simplest and most effective solution to this problem; it will ensure that both you and any tradespeople in your home can access a toilet without having to leave the property or to inconvenience nearby neighbours.

Don't attempt DIY if you don't have the required skills

Renovating a bathroom can be quite expensive. As such, you might be considering tackling some of the work yourself, in order to spare yourself the cost of hiring a tradesperson to do it for you.

However, whilst it might be perfectly fine for you to carry out simple jobs, such as painting a wall, it is not advisable to perform complex renovation work unless you have the skills, tools and experience to do it well.

Tiling a shower, for instance, can be a tricky task and requires a significant amount of skill to do correctly. If you've never carried out this type of work before, there is a very good chance that you will make a costly error.

You might, for example, fail to distribute the tiles evenly or use too much (or too little) grout. These mistakes could, in turn, have a very negative impact on the appearance of both the shower and the entire bathroom.

If the errors you have made are extremely noticeable, you may even end up hiring a professional to remove the improperly-laid tiles and re-tile the shower area. This could extend the length and increase the cost of your renovation project.

As such, it's important to be cautious when it comes to performing DIY and to only carry out tasks that you are confident you can do correctly.