Help & advice
When starting a bathroom renovation project, the decision of whether to do some or all of the work yourself or to hire a professional hinges on various factors:
Bathroom renovation projects can involve many individual trades, including builders, plumbers, electricians, plasterers, tilers, carpenters and decorators. If you use a general builder or contractor, they can often manage the whole project, including hiring and coordinating all the required trades.
Scenarios where hiring professionals becomes crucial include:
If you're confident your bathroom renovation project doesn't fall into one of these scenarios and are still keen to do the work yourself, you might want to avoid fixtures and fittings that require more specialist knowledge to fit, like wall–hung sanitaryware!
You may also consider purchasing all your fixtures and fittings from a single bathroom specialist that provides an installation service.
Finally, you'll need to do your research and ensure you are up to date on what you will require certification for, e.g. any new windows and all the electrics including new lights, sockets and electric radiators or underfloor heating.
Reno is the missing link between Pinterest and Checkatrade.
Starting with bedrooms and bathrooms, we've built Reno to guide you through key decisions, from big ones like layout to little ones like how to edge your tiles. We turn this into a neat, sharable brief that homeowners and trades can use for more realistic quotes.
Best of all, it's free for your first room.
Support for kitchens and other rooms
Full renovation process from design to quoting and payment
Tools for homeowners and trades to discuss and track changes
Automatic estimates, shopping lists and invoices
We're available to help, and we welcome your questions and suggestions.
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