Are you looking for a bathroom installer? Then gives us a shout. Below we explain what our typical bathroom installation involves, so you can feel confident that the money used on your bathroom are well spent.
1 Starting the project. We tend to start early morning on Monday or Tuesday, so we can finish the work in the same week for average complex bathrooms. On the first day we would protect the area around the bathrooms and that goes to the bathroom (there’s a special film that sticks to flooring that can be easily removed later on).
Also, if this is the only toilet in the house, we’ll make sure we keep a functional toilet at all time.
2 Removing waste. If there are old tiles in the bathroom, the walls are generally stripped down to CLS and everything in the room is removed. In order to keep our costs down with waste disposal we own a tipper van and a waste carrier waste licence to dispose the waste more cheaply. In addition to being more cost effective than a skip, there are instances where is very inconvenient to fit a skip.
3 Building work. Many people think that a bathroom is a plumbing job, most of the times is more building than plumbing. Flooring, walls, ceiling, these are some of the most important parts of the room and we try to remove the old/damaged walls and flooring as much as possible. All the damaged walls and floor is being replaced (the main source of damage is water damage here). The walls are replaced with moisture resistant plasterboard and the underfloor (chipboard) is replaced where damaged.
In addition to this, bathrooms can benefit from a series of other building work: new UPVC or Velux windows (that we can supply and fit), underfloor heating (borderline between plumbing and building), drilling an extractor fan outside, lowering the ceiling, removing/extending a wall (including structural ones, but you’ll need a building warrant in this case), new door or it can be a bathroom from scratch built inside a room as ensuite or other place in the house.
We are lucky to be in a position to offer all the trades in-house, in would be a nightmare in terms of project management to organise different trades.
4 Plumbing and electrics. Sometimes a plumbing job is very straightforward, especially if you keep everything in the same position. But most times it’s very complex if the property is 20 years + old. The old properties had different standards for plumbing and we usually have to open the walls/floor, and then use the appropriate adapters for these. Going from a bathtub to a shower enclosure sometimes means that we completely have to redo the drainage work outside (in order to get a slope good enough). These little things makes our service good value for money, other companies would simply make a step in 20 minutes instead of spending 10-15 extra hours on extensive plumbing.
5 Plastering and painting. Most bathrooms have a fair amount of plastering and painting to be done. We will always do this for you unless you tell us otherwise. It’s important that the bathroom installer is able to do this, otherwise you’ll struggle to find someone to finish a bathroom (most plasterers will not be interested in such a small project, so you’re being left with an unfinished bathroom for a long while)
6 Wall tiling/panelling and flooring tiling/vinyl click flooring. Once the building part and plastering/painting is over, then we can do the finishing work for walls and flooring. It’s very important for the wetroom areas to be properly done, with waterproofing kits applied.
7 Fitting the suite. At this stage most of the work is complete although it’s hard to appreciate that all most of the hard work went into the building part. Fitting the suite takes less than a day and it’s probably the most impressive part, since in the morning you have an empty room and in the evening an (almost) complete bathroom.
8 Finishing the project. We do all the cleaning and dispose of any additional waste from the process. We will also give you a few days before sending you the invoice in order to make sure everything is alright.
9 Enjoy your bathroom!