Bathroom makeovers for a world of difference

You spend a lot of time in your bathroom, so it’s important to get the bathroom renovation right. If your bathroom is a little in the dark ages, it might be time to modernise it with a new vanity, cabinet or handbasin. New bathroom fittings are a functional way to add a designer touch to your bathroom.
Our team is here to help you turn your bathroom do-up dreams into reality. For all bathroom vanity installations and replacements, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you just want the same size vanity upgraded, have it moved or have a fancy, new two-sink vanity installed, our skilled, reliable plumbers can do it.

Replacing the old with the new

Some new fixtures won’t work with your current bathroom layout because they may not work with your existing inlets and outlets.

Some fittings will require replumbing even if they are in the same position. For example, if you are replacing a floor standing vanity with a wall hung vanity unit, your waste pipes would need to be re-positioned to hide the pipework.


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Can you install a bathroom vanity yourself?

No, it’s not a DIY job. Because there are waste pipes connected to bathroom vanities, they must be installed by a licensed plumber. There are no ifs, buts or maybes about it.

Any work that involves sanitary plumbing or potable water supply must be carried out by a licensed plumber.

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It’s a legal matter

The plumbing trade is licensed and protected under Ministry of Health for public safety reasons. The Ministry of Health rules around installation of bathrooms basins, sinks and vanities exist to prevent untreated sewage leaking into homes or being discharged into local waterways through cross-contamination of stormwater networks.

Only a licensed plumber can install anything connected to the waste system to ensure it gets to where it belongs.

Basically, apart from replacing tap washers there is not a great deal the public can legally do themselves. Sanitary plumbing restrictions are there to keep our communities safe. They minimise the risk of contamination of drinking water and ensure the safe disposal of wastewater.

How much do vanity installations cost?

This will depend on a variety of factors but based on our experience from 100s of plumbing jobs, we’ve created an indicative price list, so you know what to expect when you call one of our plumbers to your place.

  • Labour charge – this is a fixed rate, and we have a minimum first-hour charge.
  • Parts and materials – you will be charged for what’s required. We are well organised and carry a lot of parts in our vans but may still need to pick up some extra items from a plumbing merchant.
  • Travel costs are usually charged on a per km basis. This will also include the time it takes to visit a plumbing store to get any parts.
  • GST of 15% will be charged on the total.
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Call FlowFix Plumbing on 0800 476 144 for a no-obligation quote for bathroom vanity installations and replacements. We stand by all our bathroom vanity installations. You can rest assured that you are getting quality work done by experts in the plumbing trade. Call 0800 476 144.


For a free, no-obligation quote for bathroom renovations in Warkworth, Orewa and the Hibiscus Coast, please call us on 027 265 4949.