Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Housing in general  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05.01.2015, 15:42
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Zurich
Posts: 28
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
lolitalia has no particular reputation at present
Renovations in WC

Hello,


We wanted to install a shower in a WC room.
For that, we must change the position of the wc and the lavabo.
Can anybody recommend us a person who knows how to do it?


We need also to install a dishwasher in the kitchen.


Thanks!!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05.01.2015, 16:30
TiMow's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Fribourg
Posts: 9,302
Groaned at 237 Times in 154 Posts
Thanked 12,188 Times in 5,300 Posts
TiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Renovations in WC

A plumber.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank TiMow for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 05.01.2015, 17:15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Baden area
Posts: 338
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 353 Times in 165 Posts
chrisIDS has an excellent reputationchrisIDS has an excellent reputationchrisIDS has an excellent reputationchrisIDS has an excellent reputation
Re: Renovations in WC

Quote:
View Post
We wanted to install a shower in a WC room.
For that, we must change the position of the wc and the lavabo.
Probably very messy, very time-consuming and very expensive; the existing water pipework could well be embedded in the concrete floors and brick walls. And if you move the toilet too far away from the vertically-installed pooh-pipe (which is open to atmosphere at the very top), you could end up with the water being sucked out of the toilet bowl when flushing (or bad gurgling sounds, poor evacuation performance..). To counter this, you'd need a special venting valve installed in the room, which don't look so nice.

And if you install the shower cubicle on top of the floor, the base of it could end up being quite high to allow space for the water outlet trap at the bottom. Or, you could embed this in the concrete floor, which means more concrete removal, but then you'll probably end up saying hello to the underfloor heating pipes..

Quote:
View Post
We need also to install a dishwasher in the kitchen.
Should be straightforward, plumbing-wise - assuming an electrical socket is there beneath the sink.

Plumber-wise, we had good experience with Würmli (they also specialise in bathrooms)
__________________
- Thanks
Chris
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05.01.2015, 21:20
Sean Connery's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 5,054
Groaned at 55 Times in 51 Posts
Thanked 6,690 Times in 3,045 Posts
Sean Connery has a reputation beyond reputeSean Connery has a reputation beyond reputeSean Connery has a reputation beyond reputeSean Connery has a reputation beyond reputeSean Connery has a reputation beyond reputeSean Connery has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Renovations in WC

You need a plumber and a builder.

It's possible, of course.

Are you renting?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05.01.2015, 21:31
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: ZH
Posts: 5,322
Groaned at 58 Times in 48 Posts
Thanked 2,688 Times in 1,608 Posts
SOBEIT has a reputation beyond reputeSOBEIT has a reputation beyond reputeSOBEIT has a reputation beyond reputeSOBEIT has a reputation beyond reputeSOBEIT has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Renovations in WC

And more then likely a few franc's! Plumbers and WC/bathroom costs are unimaginable!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05.01.2015, 22:11
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Zurich
Posts: 34
Groaned at 3 Times in 1 Post
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
RuJoMa has annoyed a few people around hereRuJoMa has annoyed a few people around here
Re: Renovations in WC

Check out renovero.ch

You fill out what you want done & then then contractors contact you with quotes and references/reviews. (kind of like tripadvisor).
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05.01.2015, 23:13
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Zurich
Posts: 28
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
lolitalia has no particular reputation at present
Re: Renovations in WC

Yes, we need a plumber! Any contact or experience with a company or private plumber who works in Zürich?
Thanks!!!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05.01.2015, 23:25
Tom1234's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kanton Luzern
Posts: 14,931
Groaned at 467 Times in 373 Posts
Thanked 21,174 Times in 8,704 Posts
Tom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Renovations in WC

Quote:
View Post
Yes, we need a plumber! Any contact or experience with a company or private plumber who works in Zürich?
Thanks!!!
I don't know who did ours - which is a good thing as they fitted the bath fittings on the shower and the shower fittings on the bath and fitted the open ended towel rails the wrong way around so you couldn't put a towel on them.
And now we have a leak under the shower as they didn't make a pipe joint correctly.

In fact I'm having trouble trying to think of a single thing they did correctly.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06.01.2015, 09:02
njusta83's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 352
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 263 Times in 148 Posts
njusta83 has earned the respect of manynjusta83 has earned the respect of manynjusta83 has earned the respect of many
Re: Renovations in WC

I put my wish list on renovero and J Kambler AG contacted me. they did really well, organized everything for me (I had to have the plumber, the mason, seam guy etc). All I had to do is tell him what I wanted and pay the bills he s also really nice so could recommend him.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 19.01.2015, 13:51
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SZ
Posts: 10,441
Groaned at 29 Times in 25 Posts
Thanked 24,023 Times in 7,561 Posts
meloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Renovations in WC

njusta,

May I ask, when using Renovero how does the whole 'paying for quotes' thing work?

If I put out a request, could I theoretically then owe all who respond the cost of a putting together an Offerte?

(Call me paranoid, but I've run into so many firms who have no intention of doing the work but make a nice chunk o' change by writing an absurd Offerte, so I am very careful about initial discussions...)
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 19.01.2015, 14:12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Zurich
Posts: 34
Groaned at 3 Times in 1 Post
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
RuJoMa has annoyed a few people around hereRuJoMa has annoyed a few people around here
Re: Renovations in WC

Quote:
View Post
njusta,

May I ask, when using Renovero how does the whole 'paying for quotes' thing work?

If I put out a request, could I theoretically then owe all who respond the cost of a putting together an Offerte?

(Call me paranoid, but I've run into so many firms who have no intention of doing the work but make a nice chunk o' change by writing an absurd Offerte, so I am very careful about initial discussions...)
Hi,

They dont charge. (details are on the renovero.ch page).

I have never encountered an artisan asking for payment for a quote. On renevero they either quote directly online if they have enough details. (I have just had a job completed using a quote like this - and he was spot on).

If the job is more complex, they will contact you to make an appointment and come & give a more formal/accurate quote -which you dont pay for.
(or if he wants to charge you, he will quote you).

I have had about 4 different people quote me for painting and none of them asked for money.

I can imagine it could be different if you were calling out a plumber to come & have look how much to fix your blocked toilet - call out fee would be different.

In general I find the Swiss artisans to be fair, prompt, accurate in estimation, a bit more expensive than if you got a guy from over the border, but the quality of the work is superb.
Renovero.ch helps put a bit of competition & accountablility in the system in my opinion.

Good luck.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank RuJoMa for this useful post:
  #12  
Old 19.01.2015, 14:52
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SZ
Posts: 10,441
Groaned at 29 Times in 25 Posts
Thanked 24,023 Times in 7,561 Posts
meloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Renovations in WC

Thanks, RuJoMa. I might just give Renovero a try.

Possibly yet another 'geographic' difference, but here in my neck o' the woods most Handwerker-type firms will charge for an Offerte. At anywhere from a hundred to many hundreds a pop, one has to be careful when comparison shopping - and careful with a request for information.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 19.01.2015, 16:03
njusta83's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 352
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 263 Times in 148 Posts
njusta83 has earned the respect of manynjusta83 has earned the respect of manynjusta83 has earned the respect of many
Re: Renovations in WC

Quote:
View Post
njusta,

May I ask, when using Renovero how does the whole 'paying for quotes' thing work?

If I put out a request, could I theoretically then owe all who respond the cost of a putting together an Offerte?

(Call me paranoid, but I've run into so many firms who have no intention of doing the work but make a nice chunk o' change by writing an absurd Offerte, so I am very careful about initial discussions...)
meloncollie, so far I have never been charged for any of these quotes. they cant because they only receive all your contact information once you select their quote (and you can only select 1 company per open task). So you are in charge of who you choose. I also looked at company ratings (from other people using these companies over renovero and if they are officially registered with renovero). I think I got over 20 quotes to clean my apartment and then I asked 2 companies to come by to really see with their own eyes so that they can reconfirm the quote. That worked well. Some companies will also put in 'unverbindliche Offerte' meaning that they will reconfirm once they have evaluated the work themselves.
I would suggest to have the 'work ad' run for 5-7 days so they have a chance to come and look before the deadline is up.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank njusta83 for this useful post:
Reply

Tags
wc shower instalation




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
raise in rent after renovations cokhavim Housing in general 14 13.11.2013 17:39
Extremely annoying renovations in the building vlad_island Housing in general 5 08.08.2011 10:17
Cheap WC Jerseys in London? Raaaabert Football/sports 17 18.05.2010 23:07
Renovations after handover, before moving in. Andrew9039 Housing in general 1 14.07.2009 20:59
Renters move-in rights/renovations Georgette-Ann Housing in general 22 08.12.2007 17:35


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 21:30.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0