Need a Second Loo? What to Consider Before Attempting Toilet Installation
Have you been thinking about installing a second toilet in your home or adding an extra bathroom? There is a lot to consider before hiring a plumber to make the necessary changes for the toilet installation.
Lockdown and home quarantine have certainly given property owners an opportunity to review their living arrangements in a new light. With overseas travel at a halt and local travel limited depending on the border closures at the time, why not invest those funds into making your home a castle?
Those pain points in your home can soon be solved with a renovation.
Bathroom renovations and extensions are hot on the list for New Years’ resolutions for 2021.
You may not want the extra bathroom, but simply an extra toilet for convenience. Even a powder room can be a cost effective way of adding an extra bathroom, without the expense of installing other fixtures featured in a full bathroom.
A second toilet is convenient and can add value to your home. It is a worthwhile renovation to contemplate during lockdown, however there are some things to consider before adding a second toilet to your home.
Before you decide to add a second toilet, does your property have enough space for the installation?
A toilet shouldn’t face an entry opening unless it has a door and is in its own room. A toilet requires minimum 800mm x 800mm space with 700mm clearance in front and 200mm on either side for movement.
If an extension is needed, will you need council approval for the new addition? Have these costs been factored into the budget?
A toilet needs a 100mm connection to a sewer and requires fall for the drainage. Fall may not be possible from the location you wish to add your second toilet. If you’re located in Sydney, Gladesville Plumbing can come to site to offer suggestions on possible connection points.
Connection to sewer
The connection to sewer will affect the fall and also the location of where the second toilet can be installed. A plumber will be able to advise if the installation is viable with the intended location of the second toilet.
The benefits of adding a second toilet can far outweigh the costs involved, but planning is key to ensure a hassle-free installation.
To find out more about toilet installation, contact the team at Gladesville Plumbing to organise a call out and quote.