GARAGE CONVERSION AUDIT
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PRE-PURCHASE FEASABILITY CONSULTATION
STEEL WORK CONNECTIONS
INTERIOR MINOR ALTERATIONS
CDM & ASSOCIATED REPORTS
HEALTH & SAFETY REPORTS
3D MODELLING (from)
SOIL INVESTIGATION REPORTS
AIR PRESSURE TESTING
BUILDING CONTROL APPLICATIONS
AIR TIGHTNESS TESTING
SOUND INSULATION TESTING
PART F VENTILATION TESTING
RENEWABLE ENERGY ADVICE & INSTALL
THERMOGRAPHIC SURVEYS & TESTING
CODE FOR SUSTAINABLE HOMES
PART G WATER CALCS
DOMESTIC EPC’S FOR LANDLORDS & HOMEOWNERS
Not only will the en-suite provide your home with comfort and better living conditions, but it will also add value to the property, so renovating the en-suite is a great idea if you have the conditions for it. Experts suggest that every two or three bedrooms in the house have one bathroom.
And where can your new bathroom be? The simplest way to add a bathroom (though it may not sound that way) is to remodel a large room, especially a bedroom, which may reduce your room but give you new design options and make it much more comfortable to have a bathroom next to the bedroom. Of course, there are many things to consider before adding an en-suite bathroom to your home, and we will do our best to bring these things to your attention.
The average cost of installing a new bathroom, counting the lime, tile, flooring, labour and all the elements, can be around £ 3000. Of course, you should not rely on this price as the final one as it can vary greatly depending on where the new bathroom will be.
Ideally, you want to add your en-suite directly next to an existing bathroom on the same floor, or above a bathroom on the lower floor. In other cases, it can be a lot more expensive because you will probably need to redirect the entire plumbing system, which brings a lot of work and costs. Also, for this kind of work, you cannot predict how long it will take, and you should determine the daily allowance for the plumber so that the costs in and this way will increase.
It's much easier to determine how much each element will cost, and the prices are something like this:
• Bath - low-grade acrylic model about £ 70 and £ 300- £ 500 for quality steel. A cast iron, stone, and composite bath will cost well over £ 1000.
• Shower - a basic electric shower is cost-effective and can cost less than £ 50, but it would be a good idea to pay between £ 100 and £ 200 for a stylish and functional unit. Power showers can cost around £ 200 and have a pump that increases the power of the water. Digital showers, showerheads, shower racks, and shower booths will cost over £ 500, with advanced models costing as much as £ 2000.
• Shower enclosure - depending on the quality, shower tray and enclosure combo can cost between £ 150 and £ 600.
• Wet room enclosure - it will cost upwards of £ 500 depending on the structural work required (waterproofing, plumbing, shower, and a screen).
Basin - nowadays you have them from different materials and installation methods. The simplest ceramic costs £ 50, but for basins made for vanity units, you will pay £ 200- £ 300.
• Toilet - similar to the sink, you can find ceramic for £ 50, but for a better toilet, you will need to set aside £ 150- £ 300. You can save money by buying it in a washbasin package.
• Taps - a detail that can be significant to the overall look of the bathroom as even the cheapest sink with a nice tap can look expensive. You can only pay £ 20 for a basic mixer and an average of £ 100 for good quality. Luxury taps cost more than £ 400.
If you make a good arrangement of objects and toilets, and that includes a shower, sink, toilet, lighting and mirror, your en-suite can be at least 150cm x 130cm. Consult with a designer as he or she will best evaluate the en-suite design options in your home.
If you have a very small space at your disposal, you can always choose space-saving elements (corner sink and shower, and now there are toilets with integrated sink). Make sure there is enough room for towels and toilet rolls to place far enough away from the shower.
If you did the bedroom during your loft conversion and want to avoid crashing down the stairs when you go to the bathroom at night, the en-suite bathroom is also your loft solution. In terms of dimensions, it is necessary to ensure, in this case, that the height is at least the height of the head (in case the bathroom enters the eaves), so place the shower at its highest point.
You shouldn’t need permission to plan your own bathroom if you are doing work in your own existing home. If you plan to add a bathroom to a building and modify the internal fabric of the building this way, you will need a permit.
Your project will also need to comply with construction regulations. If the installation involves rewiring, changes to drainage or changes to a gas or solid fuel heating system and structural modifications, you will need approval from building control.
Heating and Plumbing
The first thing to do is to check the water pressure for your en-suite bathroom.
A good choice for heating an en-suite bathroom is heated towel rails that will also dry towels and heat the bathroom. It can only cost £ 30 for wall mounting options and can cost £ 500 without installation.
If you have a combination water heater that supplies hot water on demand, not that you need a cylinder, you need to provide sufficient hot water flow to supply an additional bath.
Construction of new walls
To add a new room or partition to an existing one, you will need new walls, which will cost you (excluding interior work) around £15 / m². To add a new bathroom, it is best to choose a waterproof gypsum board.
In the case of a bathroom, you can purchase structural metal components that will support the weight of the wall pools. The cavity in this type of wall is also perfect for hiding pipelines, cisterns, wiring, and additional storage.
As important as it is to have a clear light in which to reflect your beautiful faces, it is so important that you also have subtle lighting that will allow your eyes to get used to the light in the morning when you just get out of bed. As for the mirror and its light, the illumination should be set at eye level on either side of the mirror.
You are probably aware by now that there are regulations on which lighting should be installed in a humid environment, and the IP rating of the light depends on the distance from the water source, so this is one of the most important things to know when building a new bathroom. legal and security reasons.
Based on the rating, the bathroom is broken down into zones.
We have already mentioned the lighting around the mirror, and it would be advisable to have the appropriate light inside the shower too, but it will need to be IP rated for Zone 0 use. This is how bathroom lighting zones are broken down:
• Zone 0 is inside the bath or shower, so the light needs a rating of at least IP67.
• Zone 1 is the area directly above the bath or shower to a height of 2.25m. IP45 is recommended, but it is always safer to go higher when this close to water.
• Zone 2 is the area stretching 0.6m from the perimeter of the bath or shower where a minimum IP rating of 44 is required.
• An outside zone is any area where water is unlikely to go but it is just right to select a light with IP44.