Plumbing Renovations

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At Doyle's Plumbing your plumbing renovation is not just another job

  • We can work in with your builder and provide excellent advise on what fixtures will best suit your needs and budget.
  • We can help you design your new bathroom, kitchen or laundry to your requirements.
  • We only use copper tubing for all of your water services and combinations as it's the only product we trust.
  • During renovations if we find a problem with your existing plumbing we'll let you know not cover it up.
  • All of our work is guaranteed and is completed to the AS 3500 National Plumbing and Drainage code.

There are a few things you should do before you call us

  1. You may need to organise a QBSA licenced builder if there is any structural work needed. They can organise other trades that will be needed such as a plasterer, electrician, cabinet makers,tiler,painter, etc. If the project is large they will need to organise a certifier and have plans drawn up. We recommend having accurate drawings drawn up, even for a simple bathroom renovation, this prevents any costly mistakes when marking out waste and water positions.
  2. Obtain set out drawings from your supplier for any fixtures you intend on using. Set out drawings give us information that we need to install your fixtures. (e.g. how far from the wall the toilet waste should be, at what height a fixing point for a ceramic cistern needs to be or how far a shower mixer tap needs to be set into the wall). All good manufacturers of fixtures supply these details.
  3. If you don't have one obtain a drainage plan from your local B.C.C. office if there is going to be a need for any drainage alterations.
  4. Make sure if you are organising all of the trades yourself that you don't have all the trades there at the same time. Some renovations, like bathrooms, are in a very small space, if there are a lot of tradesmen tripping over each other this will slow the job down. Generally the process is the builder/ laborer and plumber strip out the room, plumber comes through and does the water and waste, electrician runs their wiring, plasterer comes through and re-sheets, the waterproofer seals the area, the tiler tiles the area, the painter paints the area and the plumber comes back and installs the fixtures and tapware.
  5. Decide If you want to connect your rainwater to your toilet or laundry.
  6. When choosing fixtures, particularly tapware and toilets, make sure to check whether parts are readily available. Choose Australian made fixtures and tapware if you can, some European items can nearly be impossible to get parts for.
  7. If your not upgrading the water or waste you will be limited to toilet and tapware you can use. The new toilet waste will need to match the existing waste pipe position, some newer toilet water inlets are lower or even enter through the back of the cistern. Tapware isn't as limited but still has some pitfalls, you won't be able to install ceramic tapware if you have an old galvanised cold water service and with any wall mounted tapware you will only be able to exchange like for like instead of being able to install a mixer tap.
  8. Make sure before any work starts that you have obtained plumbing approvals. The Brisbane City Council will not come out to inspect plumbing work without the appropriate approvals. If your job isn't being looked after by a builder you will have to lodge and pay for this yourself. You have to do this online at http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/planning-building/after-development-approval/plumbing-and-drainage/index.htm

Specials
Taps
Mixer Taps
Outlets
Toilet Suites
Basins
Vanity units
Shower Roses
Hand Held Showers
Shower Bases
Baths
Water Filters
Water Boilers/Chillers
Garbage Disposals
Hot Water Units
Pumps
Backflow Valves