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All aspects of home modernisation & refurbishment undertaken by qualified tradesmen. Large enough to handle projects and small enough to care.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving, Burglar Repairs

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Reviewed by j on 25/5/2018

a very busy but helpful concern, prepared to assist with other matters while on site..

We are a family run business with over 35 years of experience we do all plumbing heating and drainage repairs and services. All our work is done to very high standard and fully guaranteed Customer satisfaction is our main priority and our friendly staff ensure all work is completed to a very high professional standard. we do all plumbing requirements from a dripping tap to water cylinder replacements. we have cctv camera surveying equipment for your external sewage pipes manhole and drain problems with record facility . we can do high pressure jetting to clear blockages in external pipework with a 4000 psi jetting system we have 35 years of experience in this field so our knowledge is second to none

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Plumbing Repair & Maintenance

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Reviewed by Mel on 25/5/2018

Barry arrived promptly and got the job done quickly and efficiently. He explained what he doing and made sure everything was in working order before he left. Would highly recommend him.

We are small team of very good and experienced builders who deal with renovation of houses.We do not leave before we know that the client is 100% happy. Everything we do comes with warranty from us.You will find the best prices and quality with us.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Carpet Cleaning, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Lynn on 25/5/2018

Vasil and he’s team did a great job on my house. There was a lot of varied work to do and it took 3 weeks. The quote was very reasonable and each request for materials was always fair and with receipts. We trusted them with our house key and they cleaned and tidied every day. Some days they worked 12 hours. All of the team were polite even though they could not speak much English they used google translate so communication was never a problem. We won’t hesitate to use them again.

Friendly reliable plumber. Fully qualified and insured. I undertake all aspects of plumbing work.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Michelle on 25/5/2018

Leonardo came when he said he would and gave a prompt quote. (A rarity nowadays!). We had a small leak after the work was done and Leondro came very soon after being advised to fix it. I would recommend his services.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke kitchens, Carpet Cleaning, Carpet fitters

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Reviewed by Peter on 25/5/2018

Thank you

Professional and reliable service. Plastering Decorating, Flooring, UPVC Windows, Garage and Loft Conversions. FREE QUOTE and ADVICE

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens, Carpet fitters

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Reviewed by Stewart on 25/5/2018

Excellent finish and job completed on time.

We are a small firm specialising in Extensions, Bathrooms, Kitchens & Remedial works to all types of property..."Building Dreams" for our clients. "One Project at a Time", ensures our undivided attention to you. Friendly, courteous, and highly motivated.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by Brian on 25/5/2018

Did the job on time worked clean and tidy I will use him again

Time served plumbing heating and ventilation engineer, 16years experience

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Floor Tiling

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Reviewed by Dave on 25/5/2018

John contacted us very quickly and came round to assess the job. We received a quote within 24 hours which for a total bathroom re-fit was very reasonably priced. John and Ryan always turned up when they said they would and got straight down to work. The work was completed on time and to a very high standard. Our brand new bathroom, fully tiled from floor to ceiling looks absolutely stunning. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them to family and friends and would most definitely use them again.

D.S plumbing & building specialists have more than 25 years experience in providing a fast friendly & reliable service, from full plumbing & heating to internal building renovations, fitted kitchens and new bathroom suites to a leak or dripping tap

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Michelle on 25/5/2018

Efficient, turned up when he said he would, friendly and got straight on with fixing the problem. So many tradesmen take ages to get back to you but Dean was not like that and was lovely to deal with. New tap works like a charm. Thanks :)

Family run business, with thirty years experience in the industry. We are a friendly and reliable service.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Emily on 25/5/2018

Gavin was very professional and personable. He was honest with costing the job and explained the process of what to expect prior to carrying out the work on removal of a tree. He carried out the work on the day he said he would and did an amazing job. I would definitely recommend Gavin and 1st choice landscaping team. 5 star job. Thank you so much:)

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Bathroom fitters - what you need to know

What a bathroom fitter can help with

  • Designing a bathroom.
  • Installing a bathroom.
  • Carrying out bathroom repairs (repairing bath panels and surrounds, repairing baths and basin surfaces, re-sealing, re-grouting and repairing flooring).
  • Refurbishing the whole bathroom.
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Bathroom fitters can help you revamp your bathroom, from installing a new bathroom suite to designing something more bespoke. They can sort out the plumbing and carry out any repair jobs like re-grouting and repairing flooring. They can also take care of the decorating, although if a large bathroom is being worked on and it has a lot of tiling or plastering involved, a bathroom fitter might work hand in hand with a tiler or plasterer to get the job done more quickly. If the electrics need to be touched as part of a bathroom refurbishment, they can do this themselves if they hold a Part P qualification, otherwise they’ll leave this for a qualified electrician to complete.

The good thing about bringing in a bathroom fitter to transform your bathroom is that they’ll know how the different elements of the bathroom should fit together, so things like pipe and cable runs will be in the right place before any tiling work is done. They’ll also help you make good design decisions so you won’t be left struggling to open a shower door that’s too close to a wall or find yourself squeezed up against a wall while on the toilet.

If you’re keen to save money by lowering your water bill, they can also advise you about the range of products on the market, like getting aerators fixed to your faucets. These are small attachments which act as a sieve, separating the flow of water into lots of little streams instead of one big stream. Doing this brings air into the water flow which gives less space for the water to flow through. As the water pressure stays the same, you shouldn’t notice any difference in the amount of water coming out of the tap but you will notice a lower water bill.

Costs for common bathroom fitting jobs

We surveyed our tradespeople to give you an idea of the amount you can expect to pay for common jobs. The costs below are an approximate national average.

Some typical jobs Low High
Repairing the bath or basin surfaces £50 £200
Repairing the bath panel or surround £50 £200
Dealing with condensation and mould £50 £400
Repairing flooring £50 £200
Fitting new lighting £50 £150
Re-sealing £50 £150
Re-grouting £50 £300
Refurbishing the whole bathroom £250 £900
Fitting a bath £50 £250
Fitting a cabinet £50 £100
Installing a mirror £50 £100
Painting and decorating £50 £500
Tiling walls £150 £1,000

The qualifications your bathroom fitter needs

There are no legal qualifications needed to fit a new bathroom. If you’re looking for a bathroom fitter who can also get involved at the planning stage and design your bathroom, it’s useful to see if they have further training in computer aided design or a similar programme. If any electrical work will need to be carried out as part of the bathroom job, the bathroom fitter would need to have a Part P qualification or you could bring in an electrician to do the work separately.

Should I choose a bath or shower?

Whether you choose to have a shower, bath, or both as part of your bathroom depends on your lifestyle. Showers are kinder to the environment, saving 10-25 gallons of water each time compared to a bath and lowering your water bills in the process. They’re also great for getting clean quickly.

Baths are better if you’re likely to want to unwind at the end of a long day or you have young children or plan on having children in the future. It’s much easier to bathe a child in a bath than have them sit on the floor of a shower cubicle. It’s also easier to wash a muddy dog.

There’s no reason why you can’t have the benefits of both a shower and a bath by choosing to have a shower bath (a shower over a bath) instead of a freestanding bath. Combining the two saves space and if you choose a P-shaped bath, it’ll be separated from the shower to give you more showering space. A good bathroom fitter will be able to advise you on how to make the most of your bathroom space so you’re not opening a shower door right beside a wall or toilet. Having both a bathroom and shower could also make your home more saleable if you’ll be considering a house move.

How to design a bathroom

A good bathroom design is about more than just the wall tiles. Below are some things you should consider:

  • Creating enough storage space – to avoid the cluttered look, store products that you don’t need to hand in a unit and roll up extra towels in baskets.
  • Choosing bathroom furniture -  pick your bath, shower and other furniture according to the floor space that you have. A shower bath can be a way of combining a bath and shower if you’d like both.
  • Quality of materials – avoid mould and other humidity issues by picking paint that’s designed for wet areas, wallpaper that has humidity protection and non-slippery flooring like vinyl tiles. 
  • Use tiles wisely – too many tiles can make a small room look smaller so consider the size of the room.
  • Making it accessible - shower doors that can’t fully open without hitting a toilet is a common design mistake. Measure your space beforehand.
  • Position of the toilet – the toilet is the least attractive part of a bathroom so avoid giving it too much of the spotlight by placing it centre-stage. Have it to the left or right of a room instead.

Planning permission for bathroom fitting jobs

Planning permission isn’t required to install a bathroom unless it’s part of a house extension. However, if you live in a listed building, you should contact your Local Planning Authority before carrying out any work as different rules may apply.

Building regulations for bathroom fitting jobs

You won’t need to make a building regulations application to refit a bathroom with new units and other fittings but any drainage or electrical work might require approval.  

New bathrooms

Any new WC that doesn’t have a window which you can open, or bath/shower room needs to have a mechanical extractor fan to reduce condensation and bad odours. The performance of the extractor fan is measured in litres per second (l/s) and should be:

  • Bathroom - 15l/s with an additional 15-minute overrun (after the light is switched off) if you can’t open a window.
  • WC - 6l/s with overrun.

Turning a room into a bathroom

If you’re making a room into a bathroom, you’ll need approval to make sure the room has good ventilation and drainage and meets electrical, fire safety and structural stability requirements. A structural engineer or surveyor can assess the floor and let you know if it needs to be strengthened. If it does, they’ll be able to produce the paperwork which you can include within your building control application.

You’ll also need to make a building control application if you’re adding internal walls to get approval for the ventilation you’ve planned.

Re-fitting a WC on the ground floor

From 1999, any new WC on the ground floor of a house needs to be wheelchair accessible. Any re-fitting to one of these WC’s may need to be run through Building Control to make sure it’s still classed as accessible.

Insurance for bathroom fitting work

There’s no legal requirement for window fitters or conservatory installers to have insurance but it’s a good idea for them to have public liability insurance to cover themselves against any potential property damage and personal injury claims.

Questions you should ask a bathroom fitter

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Do they have a Part P qualification to carry out electrical work?
  • Can they show you examples of your previous work and references?
  • Will there be drawings of the bathroom design and specifications?
  • Will it be themselves carrying out all the work? If not, what experience does the person have and are they covered by insurance?
  • Will they give a guarantee for the work and how long does that last?

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Bathroom fitting ideas

Find out more about what makes a good bathroom design and find out how to save water in the bathroom. Discover how to design a family friendly bathroom and if you’d prefer your bathroom to have the look of a mini spa, Phil Spencer shares his tips for transforming the space.

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