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Just like all finishes in the building industry the product evolution and selections are forever changing and updating, providing you with a large range of finishes and functions, and your electrical fixtures are no different.
In a bathroom, a lot of time it is the last item considered as it is on the ceiling, but lighting, heating and exhaust all play a big part in how you use, function, and finish your space.
With so many options and configurations ACT Renovations have put together a supply and install price guide to assist you with the planning of your new space. The reasoning for a buy guide over a package is for the simple reason of the amount of product and configuration options, creating a genetic allowance does not provide you as the client the option to customise your function.
HOW THIS PRICE GUIDE WORKS
We have allowed for the electrical components and works required to complete your space. This includes disconnections and rough-in of the switches, powerpoints and the RCD upgrades required by law when conducting renovations.
Our allowance is using the latest Clipsal Iconic Vivid white switches and points. We have also added a range of colour and function upgrades to match your style and space. We then allow you to choose the electrical, lighting, exhaust and heating products to suit your needs and wants in our client portal.
THE REQUIREMENTS AND IMPORTANCE OF EXHAUST VENTING
EXHAUST AND DUCTING REQUIREMENT
All bathrooms require mechanical ventilation to help draw out stale and moist air, which would result in condensation and potential mould build-up. Any roof that is flat or sarked requires to be ducted out externally either through an eave vent or roof cowl. An exhaust can be vented into the ceiling space only with a tiled unsarked roof (due to small gaps between tiles) or whirlybird vents on your roof to meet the current Australian Standard but is recommend always to vent externally.
ACT RENOVATIONS PROCESS
As new homes are constructed with energy efficiency in mind, all new roofs are sarked which results in exhaust ventilation requiring to be vented out. We have made the decision in completing full renovations that we would conduct the renovation as we would a new house.
We understand that you may currently have a fan or tastic that is not ducted so we have provided a singular option of a standard non-ducted unit but we recommend as to install a vented exhaust fan. The non-ducted unit will only be available in suitable areas as per the information above.
Also referencing product installation recommendations, they all recommend that you extract your exhaust externally to get the most from their product. Providing a ducted exhaust fan not only is installing a more powerful unit, but it also means we can separate the light heat and exhaust function on your ceiling positioning where it is required. Ducting outside instead of into your roof space helps with the prevention of mould, damp and condensation build-up. A lot of roof spaces will have insulation or additional ducting which makes it a condensed space which results in ducting externally preferred.
Installation allowance is based off connecting your exhaust fan to a flexible duct through an eave vent. Sometimes a galvanised roof cowl will be required due to eave not being accessible or the existing eaves to be asbestos. This is also something you can request if you would not like an eave vent.
A galvaised roof cowl ($358.50 inc GST tiled roof, $283.50 inc GST metal roof each). We can also connect multiple ducts to one cowl if within a 5m range.
CAN I BUY MY OWN?
Yes, you can. We would then provide an install price basing on the product requirements. We do recommend considering the product options that we have provided.
These products are a collection of items collated basing on product quality, servicing, and the years of supplying and installing these products. We have put together a range based on function and aesthetics to provide you options and optimum results.
OPTIONS AND CONFIGURATION INFORMATION
STANDARD FIXTURES, NON DUCTED
This option provides mechanical ventilation at a lower price point, these units provide function that is required for small space simple ventilation. The extraction rate on these units are less than your high flow and inline ducted exhaust fans. These units will vent into your ceiling space which and are unable to vented externally
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN EXHAUST INBUILT MOTOR AND INLINE EXHAUST FAN SYSTEM
A built-in motor means the motor is directly connected to the unit where an inline unit has the motor connected to the ceiling vent via a flexible duct.
All exhaust fans ACT Renovations recommends are Hiflow exhaust fans and are of high quality when it comes to extraction. An inline unit having the fan further away can increase the duct length running capabilities and be a little quieter having the motor not connected to the unit.
An inline exhaust also will provide additional vent look options as the motor is in the ceiling space and connected to the ceiling vent via a flexiduct.
ALL IN ONE TASTIC UNITS
An all in one unit can be a great option for a small space but can create limitations in larger spaces.
Although it has the x3 main functions you require in heat, exhaust and light, this unit would be installed preferably in the centre of the room, which in turn means that the function of the unit is not in the correct space for lighting and exhaust.
IXL and Kado both recommend considering the option of installing a separate exhaust fan to assist with the extraction of the steam and generally, we will also install a purpose light above the vanity area for function.
SEPARATE INSTANT HEAT MODULE
Like your tastic, standard alone heat bays provide instant heat when turned on. This is a cost-effective item to bring instant warmth to your area. Generally, these products are only used when you are in the room.
Ducted heating and undertile provide a consistent radiant where a heat bay is instant when turned on and off, but if you currently have ducted heating or undertile heating this sometimes is an option you may go without.
SEPARATED OPTIONS AND CONFIGURATIONS
Once you separate the units, your possibilities are endless.
- Downlights and exhaust fan only (you may have ducted heating)
- Downlights, exhaust fan and ceiling mounted heat bay
- Downlights, exhaust fan and under tile heating
- Adding of heated towel rail to any of the above
Configurations and product ideas listed above are based on your standard heat, light and extraction options. You also have options of different or additional lighting in the forms of pendants, wall sconces or strip lights. Any of your lighting can be controlled by a motion sensor for when you enter the room.
Warm radiant heat is controlled by a digital thermostat, controlling timing and temperature. This is a product that is set and forgot. The heating element is installed into a cement bed directly below your tiles. The cable is laid an even distance apart to provide consistent even heat. As this heat radiates from the floor, it is perfect for the winter months, warming your tiles and creating an ambient room. This will also help will condensation as the room is warmer in the colder months and assist with the drying of the room.
If you are weighing up between a heated towel rail and undertile heating this is our pick as it provides a multi-function and will also assist with the drying of your towels. This is definitely a product that you won’t go without again.
HEATED TOWEL RAILS
A beautiful added luxury. A crisp warm towel coming out of your shower gives you the real hotel feel. Being heated it will assist with the drying of your towel which will help eliminate the slow drying time in winter.