How to prepare for a renovation

If you’re about to commence a renovation, we’ve got you covered with our top tips to prepare you for the kitchen demolition phase. Tile removal and strip out can be messy work but if you read through and follow our hints, this will make the process a lot smoother for all involved.

  • As tile removal is somewhat noisy it is advisable if you live in a unit or townhouse to let your neighbours know when work will be carried out.
  • Remove any furniture from the flooring area for easy access.
  • Dishwashers and fridges will need to be removed from the area being stripped.
  • Remove any electronic equipment from the immediate area.
  • Take down all of your ornaments and pictures that may be affected by dust. Pack your kitchenware into boxes, remembering to wrap all breakable items first.
  • For optimal operation of the industrial dust extraction system, make sure all windows and doors in the area being stripped can be opened.
  • Smoke alarms may need to be covered or isolated as even with dust extraction methods, dust can sometimes set these off.
  • If required, isolate the areas in your home by using disposable plastic sheets in doorways. This keeps any airborne dust in the area being stripped.
  • Make sure your driveway or access ways are clear for when any deliveries are scheduled.
  • Evaporative or water cooled air conditioners can greatly assist the removal of dust. It basically pushes fresh air out of windows and doors (keep all windows and doors shut where you don’t want the dust to exit) this type of air conditioning creates a positive pressure on rooms that have a vent and a door that can be closed, preventing dust from entering.
  • Speak to the renovator about costs if they are to prep the area for you. Alternatively, Bunnings hold a range of protection items such as Ramboard (floor protection), plastic sheets etc for you to prepare the area yourself.

 

As with all of our kitchen and bathroom renovations, we like to make our clients well aware of the disruption the demolition phase can cause. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask your project manager.

 

 

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