Cost to widen doorway and wall modification for Occupational Therapist

June 28, 2019

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This project was requested by one of AAS Renovations partner occupational therapists at Fiona Stanley Hospital. The works required our team to:

  • modify the doorway to the toilet (blocking in the current entrance from the laundry and creating a doorway parallel to the hallway entrance); and
  • widen the bathroom doorway on the ensuite side.

The goal of the project was to allow self-propelled commode access and as usual all aspects were required to conform to the National Construction Code.

Cost to widen doorway and wall modification for Occupational Therapist – Before Photos

The scope of our completed renovation works were as follows:

Demolition and Removal

  • Disconnect the electrical circuit to the bathroom that is parallel to the shower recess and make safe pending relocation.
  • Disconnect the electrical circuit to the toilet and make safe pending relocation.
  • Remove the existing ensuite door frame and door and dispose.
  • Remove bricks etc. so as to widen the ensuite doorway on the handle side, by 150mm. The walk-in-robe shelf will also need to be altered as part of this- preferably just cut back.
  • Remove bricks etc. to widen the walk-in-robe entrance archway by 200mm (or as much as possible without altering the clothes rail on that side).
  • Remove the toilet door frame and door.
  • Remove the wall that is parallel to the hallway to create an opening parallel to the hallway archway entrance.
  • Dispose of materials off site.

Brickwork and plastering

  • Supply and install bricks, render and sundries to create a seamless wall where the toilet doorway was formerly.
  • Make good the wall where the new doorway is for the toilet.
  • Make good the wall that has been widened in the ensuite.
  • Make good the wall that was widened at the walk-in-robe archway entrance.
  • Install framework for an 820mm door at the new toilet opening- door is to open out to the left.
  • Install framework for an 870mm door at the ensuite entrance. Door is to open in to the right hand side.
  • Patch ceilings with gyprock and install new cornices where walls have been altered.
  • Patch the wall in the toilet where the light switch has been removed.

Electrical works

  • Relocate the light switch to enable operation before immediately on entering entering the toilet (ie. on the wall to the left hand side when seated on the toilet, 100mm away from door jamb. Switch plate to be positioned 1000mm above the floor.
  • Relocate the light switch in the ensuite to be on the same wall that it was previously (parallel to the shower recess). Switch plate to be positioned 1000mm above the floor.

Tiling Work

  • Install new row of skirting tiles inside the toilet, using spare wall tile if available or tiles of the same size and a
  • colour that matches as close as possible.
  • Install new skirting tile inside the ensuite where the wall is now exposed, using spare wall tiles if available or tiles of the same size and a colour that matches as close as possible.
  • Patch exposed floor in the toilet where the wall was removed and the other wall bricked in (using spare floor tiles of both the hallway and toilet floor if available or otherwise using tiles that match as close as possible)
  • Patch exposed floor in the ensuite, using spare tiles from the bathroom floor if possible or tiles that match as close as possible.
  • Tiles are to be laid using a waterproof ceramic tile adhesive.
  • Use flexible ceramic tile grout.
  • Patch the exposed bedroom floor with carpet tiles.

Carpentry Work

  • Supply and install an 820mm swing door in the toilet.
  • Supply and install an 870mm swing door for the ensuite doorway.
  • Re-attach or modify the clothes rail in the walk-in-robe if necessary.

Painting Work

  • Painted only the areas affected by the above works.

Cleaning Work

  • All due care is to be taken for the duration of the works to contain dust and debris within the immediate work area.
  • Carry out daily cleaning of the work area and leave in a safe condition for the occupants and visitors of the property.
  • At the end of the project fully clean the work area to a good domestic standard.
  • On completion of the project remove all excess materials and waste from site.

General Compliance Requirements

  • All electrical work was completed with Australian Standard 3000:2007 and any subsequent amendments.
  • Floor and Wall tiling was per Australian Standards:
    • AS 3958.1: Ceramic tiles- Guide to the installation of ceramic tiles
    • AS 3958.2: Ceramic tiles- Guide to the selection of a ceramic tiling system
    • AS ISO 13006 Ceramic tiles- Definitions, classification, characteristics and markings
    • AS 4459 Methods for sampling and testing ceramic tiles

Cost to widen doorway and wall modification for Occupational Therapist – After Photos

To enquire about the cost to widen doorway and wall modification or any accessible renovation services, please contact our team today, by clicking here and filling out the form on our contact page or calling us on 1300 012 838.