General FAQ

<span data-syno-text=”true”>We are based in Brisbane, Gold Coast and cover the surrounding suburbs.</span>

<span data-syno-text=”true”>Yes, a selection of the many projects we have completed can be found on our <a href=”/portfolio-of-work/”>Portfolio of work</a>. Give us a call if you would like to discuss a specific one, or would like to see more of what we can do.</span>

<span data-syno-text=”true”>Yes we pride ourselves on our craftsmanship we guarantee all of our work. In the unlikely event there are any concerns, we will certainly do our utmost to rectify any problems that are within our control. </span>

<span data-syno-text=”true”>Yes we do offer free no obligation quotations. We start by coming to your locations to discuss what your are hoping to achieve and desired budget. We will then need measure and price the job, and provide you with a quotation for the works to be carried out.</span>

<span data-syno-text=”true”>Yes its a fixed priced quote. The detailed quote will explain what works is planned how much it will cost and an estimate of how long it will take to competed. We can however only quote on what we know about, any subsurface damage found during, including water damage will need to be discussed and might impact the quote. </span>

Tiling FAQ

<span data-syno-text=”true”>Every tiling job is different so there is no average cost. Please contact us for a free quote, and we will happily measure your job and provide a fixed quote so you know exactly what to expect. No surprises.</span>

<span data-syno-text=”true”>There are many types of tiles and much of the decision in choosing one comes down to style an budget. Large </span><span data-syno-text=”true”>(600mmx600mm) </span><span data-syno-text=”true”>floor tiles are poplar as they reduce the grout lines, make rooms look larger, and are reasonably priced. If you are looking for a little more ‘wow factor’ rectified tiles with thin epoxy grout can look stunning though it does cost more. High gloss floor tiles look nice, however these are harder to keep clean and are not suitable for wet areas as they become </span><span data-syno-text=”true”>slippery</span><span data-syno-text=”true”>. If you are having difficulty deciding on a tile give us call and we can talk though the what choices are available. We can also join you at a tile shop to take a look at the options and ensure you chose the right tile for your project.</span>

<span data-syno-text=”true”>Waterproofing is needed where there’s a water outlet i.e. the shower recess, bath, taps and </span><span data-syno-text=”true”>drains. Your shower recess will need to be waterproofed to a height of at least 1800mm or 100mm above shower head. How far you extend the waterproofing on the floor depends the type of flooring and whether you are using a pre-moulded base, if the shower recess is enclosed and what your floor is made of.</span>

<div><span data-syno-text=”true”>DIY tiling and bathroom renovations can seem like a good way to save money. There are certain things that should be considered before undertaking such a task. </span></div>
<div><span data-syno-text=”true”>Waterproofing should be by someone with a waterproofing certificate. If it is not done by a certified professional it will result in you being unable to obtain a Form 16 certificate for your property. This can impact your insurance and ability to sell property.</span></div>
<div><span data-syno-text=”true”>Tiling of any wet area (laundry, bathroom, toilet) should be competed by a certified professional. If it is not done by a certified professional it will result in you being unable to obtain a Form 16 certificate for your property. This can impact your insurance and ability to sell property. In non wet areas an owner usually can perform there own tiling. Special care should be taken to ensure appropriate amount of glue is applied to the tiles to prevent drumming, and that the grout lines are appropriately space and lined up. </span></div>
<div><span data-syno-text=”true”>Demolition can be completed by the owner. This is a great way to save money on your tiling project or bathroom renovations. Special care should be take specifically in wet areas as backing material could contain Asbestos. </span></div>
<div><span data-syno-text=”true”>Ensure you check with your local council and insurance company before you start any home renovations to make sure you are covered legally able to complete the work. </span></div>

Cladding FAQ

There are many companies the provide both artificial and natural stone. These are ones we have worked and found to be high quality reliable products.

Artificial stone

  • Boral Bricks and PGH supply Cultured Stoned.
  • Austech supply Craft Stone
  • Urban stone supply Eldorado Stone

Natural Stone

  • Slate and Stone
  • Eco Stone

With the large variety of natural and artificial stone cladding available, installing stone cladding a great way to some interest to your property. It’s primary purpose is to improve the aesthetic appeal of the property and increase its value. Cladding can also increase durability, improve sound and thermal insulation and increasing a building’s resistance to fire.

There’s a huge variety of cladding available these days, including reconstituted Natural and artificial stone. Some of the varieties are Sandstone, Stacked Stone, Brick Cladding Cultured Stone. All have advantages and disadvantages and we recommend investing some time exploring which products will suit your needs best.

Stone cladding is a highly durable long wearing product. To ensure that it’s longevity it’s important to ensure you choose a good quality product and install it correctly.

Stone cladding can be quite heavy with artificial stones being up to 50kg/m2, and natural stone is typically around 65Kg/m2 but can be exceed 100kg/m2 depending on the thickness. Give these weights stone cladding must be applied to appropriately built walls including reinforced concrete, brickwork and hebal. If attaching cladding to sheeting or timber work, the sheeting must be able to support the weight of the cladding, usually this would be a Compressed Cement Sheeting material.

Yes, stone cladding can be installed around a fireplace. There are restrictions around how close the cladding can be to an open flame. Here are some samples of fireplace project we have completed for clients.

Before instillation walls must be cleaned and prepared. There must not be any paint, render oils or other contaminated on the wall. Stone cladding can not be applied to blue board or villa board as this is not designed to support the weight of the stone.
Once the wall surface is prepared it needs to be waterproofed. This prevents water and salts coming through the wall which will over time can cause the glue to fail and push the stone of the wall.
A skim coat is applied over the waterproofing to ensure proper adhesion, and then then Stone is installed as per the gluing directions.
Finally if desired the cladding can be sealed.

This is not necessary and is usually decided by the client or the application. Sealer can be required in certain wet applications, and can also be requested to enhance the colouring of the stone. Adding a sealer can also provide added protection to the stone, increasing is durability and making it easier to wash.

Bathroom Renovations FAQ

Generally no. We can confirm when we come out and discuss what you are hoping to achieve.

This depends on how much you are looking to change. If you are just wanting to freshen up the look with direct replacement parts you will likely need a Tiler/Waterproofer. Possibly Carpenter if you want replace your cabinetry. If you are planing to move any plumbing or electrical you might also need a Plumber and Electrician.

This varies between projects, however generally a bathroom renovation takes 6 to 15 working days to completed. Certain factors can cause renovations to take longer than anticipated. Factors such as weather and design choices are just some examples.

We are able to install all styles of shower screen, including Framed, Semi Frameless, and Fully Frameless. Frameless give the cleanest look, but is also the most expensive. Modern Semi Frameless is usually a good compromise, giving a relatively clean look while being cheaper thanks Fully Frameless Shower screen..

Waterproofing is needed where there’s a water outlet i.e. the shower recess, bath, taps and drains. Your shower recess will need to be waterproofed to a height of at least 1800mm or 100mm above shower head. How far you extend the waterproofing on the floor depends the type of flooring and whether you are using a pre-moulded base, if the shower recess is enclosed and what your floor is made of.