The Best Bathroom Renovation Companies in Canberra

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Mark Sheppard Bathrooms and Renovations team photo, one of Canberra’s most recommended bathroom renovation specialists.

Mark Sheppard Bathrooms and Renovations team photo, one of Canberra’s most recommended bathroom renovation specialists. Photo: Supplied.

From making sure we look our best for the day ahead to unwinding in the evening with a relaxing bath, most people spend a considerable amount of time in the bathroom. In fact, the average person will spend 416 days in the bathroom over their lifetime. Given the high number of hours, it’s easy to see why bathrooms are a popular renovation choice.

Besides the fact that having a functional and aesthetically pleasing bathroom will make your life a lot easier; a modern and up-to-date bathroom can add significant value to your home in the future.

If you’re considering a bathroom renovation, it can be difficult to know where to start. The best bathroom renovators will be able to advise you on design, timeline, cost, the demands of the Canberra property market (if you’re eventually looking to sell or lease your home), and other useful information that you wouldn’t be able to get on your own.

So, what specific qualities should you look for in a bathroom renovation company, and how can you find the best?

What makes a great bathroom renovation company?

Not sure what you are looking for in a bathroom renovation company? Not to worry. Keep the following characteristics in mind.

  • Extensive portfolio. Ask to view a company’s portfolio of bathroom renovations before you engage their services. That way, you can determine if they have the skills to deliver the bathroom of your dreams.
  • Experience. Not all building companies specialise in bathroom renovations. Look for a company that has extensive experience renovating bathrooms, which can be more complex than other types of renovations. Bathrooms need to look great but also be waterproof, compliant and functional.
  • Transparent pricing. Your bathroom renovation company should be upfront with you about how much things will cost. Quotes and invoices should be transparent, with no unexpected additional fees or charges. If unexpected costs or extras do happen to arise, the best companies will always consult you before engaging these costs.
  • Reliable and respectful. From tilers to plumbers, look for a company with tradespeople that arrive on time and ready to work. The best treat customers’ homes like their own – keeping mess and disruption to a minimum, while being careful with your belongings.

The best bathroom renovation companies in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Canberra Trade Solutions

Canberra Trade Solutions

Canberra Trade Solutions (CTS) is a Canberra-based industry leader, offering a multi-disciplinary construction and renovation service. With experience in servicing residential clients on multiple projects across Canberra, CTS can guarantee you a high-quality bathroom renovation, taking into account durability, sustainability, and all of your personal design preferences.

CTS is dedicated to delivering a comprehensive, reliable, and professional service. Their primary commitment to customer satisfaction is reflected in their quality assurance policies as they promise to comply strictly with all codes of practice, so you can rest assured that your bathroom will be renovated by some of the most capable and professional tradespeople in Canberra.

If their experience and high standards of professionalism aren’t enough to convince you, remember that deciding to hire CTS for your bathroom renovation means guaranteeing green practices in the renovation of your bathroom, such as the reduction of water wastage to sourcing environmentally-friendly materials. Sustainable practices are an integral part of CTS’ business model, and they will always aim to manage your project so as to completely minimise any adverse effects on the environment around them.

9/121 Hawker Place
Hawker ACT 2614
ACT Renovations

ACT Renovations

If you’re serious about transforming your bathroom into a beautiful and more functional space, it’s hard to go past ACT Renovations. With over ten years of experience renovating Canberra bathrooms, its team takes care of everything from the initial design to final clean before handover.

Whether you’d like to install heated tiles to take the edge of Canberra’s cold winters, or just want fixtures and a vanity that feel more modern, ACT Renovations is ready to guide you every step of the way. Owner and director Craig Minshull leads a qualified team of professional tradespeople to ensure you end up with a bathroom that you truly love.

As Melissa Donelly writes on Google, The team at ACT Renovations made the whole process easy. They were professional and held the highest standards for all their work. I would absolutely engage them again and would recommend them to anyone.

1/66 Maryborough Street
Fyshwick ACT 2609
Mark Sheppard Bathrooms and Renovations

Mark Sheppard Bathrooms and Renovations

When you’re renovating, you want a vision brought to life by someone you can trust. Mark Sheppard Bathrooms and Renovations (MSBR) is Canberra’s only fixed-price renovator, which means no hidden costs and no surprises.

This family business is revolutionising what was once a cottage industry, using an online project management tool to provide daily updates and photos, making your renovation fully transparent, trackable and shareable. Through the tool you can also choose, approve and alter your design and products throughout the renovation. A dedicated interior designer will help you plan your dream space, and will even go shopping with you to help you pick the perfect products.

All tradespeople are fully qualified, employed directly by MSBR rather than subcontracted. They guarantee their work with an industry first 20-year waterproofing warranty, and as well as specialising in bathrooms, they can help you renovate your laundry, kitchen, and more.

As RiotACT commenter Maree Pronin says, “l had Mark Sheppard renovate our bathroom [in] 2018 and am completely happy. The new design is outstanding due to Mark’s creative design and everything was done to the highest quality for decent price. When Mark found the floor had a big hole in it – he replaced [it] without any extra charge to maintain the integrity of his original quote (that was worth $3000)… Mark did such a good job that l would recommend him 100 percent as he does things to the highest standard.”

The Bathroom Company

The Bathroom Company

The Bathroom Company has helped Canberrans get the bathrooms of their dreams since 1993. It divides its bathroom renovation projects into three stages: consultation (finding out exactly what you want from your new bathroom), design (bringing your ideas to life – even consulting interior designers where needed) and renovation (where a dedicated on-site foreman acts as your single point of contact).

The Bathroom Company can help you achieve bathroom bliss by taking the hassle out of your bathroom renovations. Their endeavour is to not only professionally improve your home and its value, but also to add that personal touch that makes it your home.

Gavin and Ruth shared their experience working with The Bathroom Company in a website testimonial, “Andrew and team were friendly and easy to deal with, gave us good advice on the design of our bathroom and provided quotes quickly. They did a high-quality job on time and budget, with no fuss and always kept us up to date on progress. We are very happy with the end result!”

Stellar Bathrooms Canberra

If you want a stress-free bathroom renovation experience, Stellar Bathrooms Canberra could be the company for you. It employs its own licensed builder and tiler, and handles all other trades, so you can be assured of quality without the hassle of having multiple people to deal with.

Stellar Bathrooms Canberra prides itself on quality, communication and attention to detail. Whether you’re renovating a main bathroom, ensuite, or even a laundry, no job is too big or too small Stellar Bathrooms.

As Danny Winter writes on Google, “Grant and is team did an amazing job on our bathroom. They were clean, on time and very organised. Extremely professional and quality workmanship.”

If you’re embarking on a renovation project and are looking for some services to help you in the process, check out our articles on the best tilers, the best flooring specialists, the best plasterers, the best painters and the best carpenters in Canberra. Or, if you’re after more specific work for your kitchen, check out our article on the best kitchen renovation companies our region has to offer.

Your experience with bathroom renovation companies in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the bathroom renovation companies listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to do my bathroom renovation myself?
Doing your own bathroom renovation is possible but not advisable. Whilst painting walls and re-tiling the floors might be achievable, navigating the plumbing and installing new systems requires professional help that bathroom renovation companies specialise in. Hiring a professional ensures a high-quality, durable and good looking space. It also helps you to avoid the headache of having to eventually repair poorly-installed pieces.
Why should I renovate my bathroom?
There are so many benefits to renovating your bathroom. Renovating your bathroom can give you an opportunity to install more efficient systems that save water. You can also avoid a build up of mildew by increasing the ventilation in your bathroom. You can even optimise the space available to you while giving it a more modern look.
Does renovating my bathroom add value to my home?
If you're planning on eventually selling or leasing your property, renovating the bathroom can prove to be an extremely lucrative choice, particularly if your old bathroom was built decades ago. While it may seem like a great cost now, the returns on may outweigh it. A modern, durable and sustainable bathroom can add a great deal of value to your house.
How much does it cost to renovate a bathroom?
This depends entirely on what you're having done. Taking into account jobs such as re-tiling, fixture refitting, plumbing and installation of new appliances, the renovation may involve some high costs. This could be anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000 or more.
Can I choose my fixtures and appliances for my bathroom?
Absolutely. The bathroom renovation company will be able to guide you through the design process and help you decide what will work best for your space. They will also be able to recommend suppliers to you, and might even get a discounted trade price. Alternatively, you can source your fixtures and appliances independently and the renovators can install it for you.

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meganpoore meganpoore 10:14 am 31 Aug 20

Mark Sheppard agreed on 9 April 2020 that he would repair our hail-damaged skylights. We acknowledged that there was a lot of jobs needing doing in Canberra, so we were careful to not make a nuisance of ourselves in asking when the work would be done, but after making a couple of follow-up calls, and receiving no firm date, and after our insurance company asked if the six tunnels in our roof had yet been fixed, Mark finally sent a sub-contractor round in late June to look at the job. We were assured things would be fixed in “two to four weeks”. We were told this on several occasions, but nothing ever eventuated, and only was it in early August did we start with weekly calls to find out where things were at — each time there was some excuse for the delay (sub-contractors, weather, covid, lack of materials, etc.). Towards the end of August, Mark started ignoring our now-twice-weekly calls. On 31 August Mark answered one of our calls (we never once received a courtesy call from Mark to provide an update on the job), at which we pinned him down to ask if the work was going to be done at all. Mark again made a vague promise of “four to six weeks”. This provided no guarantee, so we have now decided to find a contractor who will follow-through on the promises made to complete the work, but it has left us with a compromised roof for over eight months, and now we are almost five months behind schedule in getting things fixed. If we had been told the situation from the very start, we would not have gone with Mark Sheppard. If Mark Sheppard agrees to any building work other than bathrooms, you should think twice.

    Mark Sheppard Mark Sheppard 7:12 pm 14 Sep 20

    Hi Megan
    Thank you for your feedback, we take all reviews very seriously and are sorry to hear you were not satisfied. The hail storm in January has left many Canberran’s with extensive delays in repairs. During the initial stages of Covid 19 we took on insurance work to keep our teams employed. Some of the specialised items such as skylights were on backorder for months both due to the excessive demand caused by the hail storm and shipping delays due to Covid 19. We quoted your Skylights on the 9th of April and you contacted us in May to proceed. At the time you advised you wished to go ahead I advised that there was considerable delays in materials. Complicating the delays in installation, as I explained several times, the insurance company we were contracted to had redirected us onto work they deemed more urgent and this kept filling up the schedule our insurance team. We appreciate how understanding you were and how upset and let down you feel. I must note that your roof was not compromised as it was properly sealed by the insurance company. Kind regards,
    Mark Sheppard

pinklink pinklink 11:58 am 31 May 20

We used Mark Sheppard from Feb to Jun 2019 for a remodel of our en-suite. Overall quality is great, support in selecting PC items was good and finish is first class. We did experience extensive delays with our vanity top, they ordered the wrong one initially. At that stage work slowed and communication was poor, leaving us with a semi finished en suite for six weeks. The final vanity top installed didn’t match our sample, which caused some grief. If you’re installing manufactured stone, make the effort and select your full piece yourself, don’t rely on samples or simply get your builder to order based on your sample. Variation should be minimal in manufactured stone but in reality it isn’t and the builder should advise of that beforehand.

Joyce Kallee Joyce Kallee 12:01 pm 19 Dec 19

I recently had Oliver Aldric -Salt Renovation renovate my kitchen.
I was particularly impressed with Oliver’s attention to detail.
The price was more than competitive, the finished product looks amazing
Any minor defects were carefully attended to by his staff and I really appreciate it

Thanks again!

Justin Justin 3:21 am 27 Sep 19

Puresealed bathrooms

Maree Pronin Maree Pronin 12:37 pm 23 Sep 19

l had Mark Sheppard renovate our bathroom 2018 and am completely happy. The new design is outstanding due to Mark’s creative design and everything was done to the highest quality for decent price. When Mark found the floor had a big hole in it – he replaced without any extra charge to maintain the integrity of his original quote. (that was worth $3000) We had already had our bathroom renovated in the last 10 years but the quality of the work done that time was poor. Mark did such a good job that l would recommend him 100 percent as he does things to the highest standard.

Justin Justin 9:36 am 17 May 19

Pure Sealed is great
Dan is polite, professional and easy to talk to
Recommend 100% 0412079004

Simeon Duncan Simeon Duncan 5:04 pm 05 Jul 18

We were recommended Oli from Salt Renovations http://www.saltrenovations.com.au by the good guys down at the Bathroom Warehouse. We figured they’d see a lot of tradies and reno jobs, so we met up with Oli up and had a chat. We really liked that Oli ‘got’ exactly what my wife and I wanted without trying to ‘upsell’ or over capitalise. We also really appreciated Oli’s recommendations on what might work better or how to get more from our budget. Long story short, we used Oli for our bathroom and ensuite renovations. We liked their work so much we got Salt Renovations back a few months later to do our kitchen. They’ve got photos of their work on the website too: https://www.saltrenovations.com.au/portfolio

Giselle Barber Giselle Barber 6:09 pm 31 Mar 18

I found Mark Sheppard through a review on this site and chose him to renovate my ensuite. When Mark came over to look at my bathroom, he was really genuine and it was clear that he was out to make an honest living, rather than charging through the nose. Mark’s quote was comparitable with other companies but I felt like it was better value for money because he included so many little extras to ensure that I ended up with a quality bathroom. Mark and his team were prompt , polite, informative and friendly, which is important when you’re greeting tradies first thing in the morning. I am delighted with my new modern and sophisticated ensuite. I would definitely recommend Mark to anyone interested in bathroom renovations. His number is ?0405 386 594?

Gail Gail 8:25 pm 20 Dec 17

I can thoroughly recommend Mark Sheppard, his mobile is 0405386594 and website is http://www.bathroomsandrenovations.com.au. He provided wonderful service when the ensuite of our investment unit needed a replacement shower screen, extra towel rails, hooks and a tallboy cupboard. Not a big job but an urgent one at Christmas, the busiest time of year. We live in Adelaide and Mark’s name was one of 3 recommendations sent by email following a plea to the very helpful staff at Reece Bathroomlife at Fyshwick (ask for Mitchell or Jayde). A phone call later and Mark agreed to meet us at the unit in just 3 days’ time! He assured us he could organise the removal of the old shower screen, custom manufacture and install a new shower screen, along with extra rails/hooks and the tallboy. It would be a 3 week wait for the shower screen and the job would take a half days work. The items needed were ordered, Mark took care of accepting delivery of everything at his address and we went back to Adelaide confident we’d made the right decision. The shower screen was ready at the promised 3 weeks and Mark arranged a date for installation that gave me time to book airfares back to Canberra. True to his word the job was done between 9am and 12noon. Mark is a tradesman that is honest, reliable and provides quality service and I cannot recommend him enough.

Cameron Slater Cameron Slater 11:42 pm 24 Aug 17

Hey, there is every chance you can save by project managing yourself. check out http://www.smartstylebathrooms.com.au

Steph101 Steph101 7:31 pm 30 Mar 17

Hi, if you haven’t already decided on a renovator then give Luke 0431135146 from Fresh Renovation and Construction a call. freshrenovation.com.au

Tracy Tracy 4:44 pm 08 Feb 17

Matt from Nu-Look did a really good job with our recent kitchen reno – good communication, knowledgeable, very professional. I believe they do bathrooms too.
http://www.nulookreno.com.au/

Zultan Zultan 9:03 am 07 Feb 17

We were very happy with the work and aftercare provided by Simon Gunn (http://www.gunnbuilding.com.au/)

MzFitzy MzFitzy 6:47 pm 06 Feb 17

I recently had my bathroom done and the toilet replaced in my ensuite. Mark Sheppard did the work and I can’t praise his work or his approach highly enough. Very professional and polite; always on time; comes shopping with you so that you get the right items that fit your plumbing etc. His phone number is 0405 386 594.

Maryann Mussared Maryann Mussared 10:00 am 06 Feb 17

I got a recommendation from the RiotACT two years ago. John from Purr-fect Bathrooms was a pleasure to work with. We replaced our 1996 large ensuite. He briefed us well and sent us to his preferred bathrooms supplier – we think we got a really good deal. He turns up on time, cleans up, and he and his team were a pleasure to have around for the short time it took them to install. A few months after completion, we discovered a slow leak which we thought had something to do with the renovation. John came over that day, did in inspection, explained the problem – which was not his work, and offered to come back a few weeks later to repair the hole in the wardrobe. He was shortlisted because he likes cats, but it wasn’t the final reason we selected him!

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