Frequently Asked Questions
get started with your bathroom renovation
How can we help you to get started?
Lots of variables go into answering this question. They include
● the size of the bathroom
● the scope of the renovation (quantity of tiling etc)
● the layout changing or remains the same
● the selection budget (entry, medium, or high-end tiles and sanitary ware)
That being said, the typical main bathroom renovation that we carry out would fall into the €9,000 to
€15,000 range if there is one of either a bath or a shower. If there is a bath and a separate shower the
typical range would usually fall somewhere between €12,000 and €18,000.
These price ranges could increase further for very high end features or if a lot of construction is
Smaller bathroom renovations can sometimes be completed in as little as one week if there are
like-for-like replacements involved and nothing is moving location. Larger bathrooms usually take no
longer than two weeks. If there is other construction work involved (moving walls etc), timelines can
We provide a full design, supply and fit service to our clients and this is our recommended
approach as it usually works out more cost effective and we can ensure that the materials chosen
will be compatible with the vision for the room.
However, if you have already purchased materials, we can certainly fit them for you as long as
they are of suitable quality.
Typical elements which you will need to consider when renovating your bathroom include,
Toilet – wall hung or standard
Cistern – concealed or close coupled
Bath – size, shape and style
Bath screen or curtain
Bath filler – overflow filler, wall mounted or deck mounted.
Shower – over bath or separate cubicle
Shower tray – walk in (wet room), raised or low profile
Shower door or screen
Shower valves – concealed or exposed
Vanity unit – wall hung or floor standing
Mirror or mirror cabinet
Power outlets – toothbrush or shaver charging sockets
Radiator – towel radiator or traditional
Floor covering – tiles or vinyl
Wall covering – tiles, painted, wood paneling
Accessories – toilet roll holder, towel rail, robe hook
Yes, but we have to check the layout of your home to avoid potential flooding and structural
1. Check eligibility. What are the rules?
Your grant application will be prioritised according to medical necessity, with three levels of
• Priority 1: A person who is terminally ill or fully/primarily dependent on professional or family
care; or where adaptations would enable a discharge from hospital or reduce the need for
hospitalisation in the future.
• Priority 2: A person who is mobile but requires assistance with washing, going to the toilet or
bedroom assistance; or where a lack of adaptation would hinder the person’s ability to function
• Priority 3: A person who can function independently but requires special facilities to improve
their quality of life, e.g. separate bedroom or living space.
2. How to apply. What are the requirements?
● Download the Application Form
● Pass the Means Test
● Speak with an Occupational Therapist for Recommendations
● Get Estimates from 2-3 contractors
● Complete the Form and Submit
How long to process support?
What are the bathroom features you can avail yourself of when granted?
● Lever taps
● Sprayer attachment for Shower Heads
● Grab bars and rails
● Comfort Height or Raised Toilets
● Walk-in Baths/Tubs
● Wet rooms
● Shower seats
● Well Lit Bathroom
Provided you have an extra bathroom or ensuite that the whole family can use, you usually won’t have
to move out. Even if you don’t have another bath/shower some families choose to stay put if
showering at work/school/gym is an option.
Yes. This usually isn’t a problem but these type of showers usually require a high water pressure.
If your system isn’t already pressurised we can look at installing a shower pump. Please bear in
mind that higher water pressure = higher water usage. This may mean that your existing hot
water cylinder will need to increase in size to cope with the extra demand on hot water. Some
electric showers now also come with a rainfall head option.
Yes, renovations are messy but we do everything we can to minimise the impact on your home.
From covering down all of your floors to daily clean up, our aim is to keep distribution to a
minimum throughout the process.
We will always get a better result if you allow us to do all of the work but if you are a
competent DIYer or tradesperson you can do some of the work before we start on site
(demolition) or after we leave (decoration). Working alongside us while we are on site
would not be possible for insurance reasons.
Yes. If you no longer use the bath or if climbing in is an issue, removing it is a great option.
Removing the bath gives so much room for floor space and storage. Walk-in or wetroom options
are possible with level access (no step) usually being achievable.
Yes, absolutely! Many of our recently designed bathrooms showcase a freestanding bath. You will
need a larger bathroom for a freestanding bath than a standard built in one. Also, many of the
freestanding bath taps require at least 2.0 bar of water pressure in order to function correctly so
a pump may be required.
Yes. Wall niche is very useful since it is easy to clean, convenient and a space saver. Niche’s can
often be incorporated into existing stud walls. If your bathroom has block or concrete walls it will
be necessary to build a stud pre-wall to incorporate the niche. This pre-wall can often also house
a concealed cistern frame for a wall hung toilet.
Yes. A wall-hung toilet basically works the same way as a floor-mounted toilet, except its water
tank is designed to be concealed behind the wall. They provide for clean lines and easy cleaning
of the bathroom floor.
Yes and at the same time, we are here to help you. We will take you through the entire design
process assisting you in selecting elements that will create the main bathroom of your dreams while
meeting your specified budget.
I'm interested, what do I do next?
Get in contact with us and we will arrange a site visit to go through your options. If you are happy to proceed to the design stage, we will both sign the design agreement and the process towards your new bathroom renovation can begin.
With over 20 years experience and a real focus on customer satisfaction.
You can rely on the Aidan Kelly Construction team for your next project. We provide a professional design and installation service so you can have finally have your dream bathroom stress-free.