Can Carpenters Do Bathroom Renovations?

Even though your bathroom is one of the smallest rooms in your house, it is also one of the most labour-intense areas to renovate.

Within a few feet, you will have everything from electrical and plumbing to tiles, cabinetry, and even more.

It is the sheer compactness of the area that makes it challenging to design and renovate.  

Renovating a bathroom is challenging because there are so many different tasks to be completed, and also due to the fact that generally only one tradie can work at a time.

For a bathroom renovation you’ll need:

  • Plumber
  • Electrician
  • Carpenter
  • Cabinet maker
  • Waterproofer
  • Tiler
  • Glazier
  • Painter


Carpenter are one of the few tradies whose expertise you require to complete a bathroom renovation. 

Eventhough many associate carpenters with woodwork and erecting structures, they also deal with substrate materials and steel.


Their expertise is required for making structural changes to the room like adding shower recesses, installing windows, as well as building custom cabinetry and laying flooring. 

If you have any doubts, ask for a carpenter’s license. It lists all the kinds of jobs they are licensed to do in your state. 

Bathroom renovation jobs for a carpenter

A carpenter plays an integral part in the bathroom renovation along with the plumber and electrician. 

The scope of a carpenter’s work in bathroom renovations may be quite diverse depending on the bathroom and the extent of the work.

They do not just do woodwork. 

For example a carpenter lays the new framework, doorways, recesses, and windows if you’re moving walls. 

“Your bathroom is one of the smallest rooms in your house, it is also one of the most labour-intense areas to renovate.”

Here are a few tasks that a carpenter can undertake in a bathroom renovation:

  • Handle the demolition of the existing framework
  • Create and erect structures like partition walls, new wall framing etc.
  • Install or relocate windows and doors
  • Lay flooring (subfloor replacement)
  • Build custom cabinetry
  • Replace rotten timbers
  • New structural elements 
  • Install new cabinets
  • Framing for towel holders and other wall fixtures
  • Fittings such as towel holders, mirrors etc. 

Apart from the above, they will also take care of the fittings like…

  • Toilet roll holders 
  • Towel rails
  • Doors, windows, locks and hooks
  • Vanity cabinets

Carpenter License

Before engaging the services of a carpenter, verify if they holds the correct trade license.

They are not allowed to perform outside the scope of the work as mentioned in the permit.

This means that the carpenter cannot do work that is more than carpentry, and doing so can attract fines and heavy penalties. 

Carpenters do some of the most critical yet understated jobs during a bathroom renovation.

This means you need the best Gold Coast carpenters for quality work.

Contact our expert carpentry team to discuss your next project.


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