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At SDL PKB Ltd we are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation on a daily basis. Currently, we are still able to continue working as normal, we have several measures in place to protect our staff and customers. Your Health and safety is always our no.1 priority. We understand the public concern (we are a family run business and not a big corporation) and we are willing to work with this in mind. We now work keeping our fitting teams at a greater distance as possible from you whilst we work in your home, and also using enhanced cleansing of the working area. We also understand the bigger picture and that it is important to keep Britain working and the country functioning as normally as possible. We are able to install additional bathrooms and kitchens where perhaps you thought it may not have been possible before. To Keep Britain Working we are able to offer discounts to all of our customers.

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Reviewed by Vicky on 16/3/2020

I had a bathroom refitted by SDL PKB and I am quite delighted with the result. The bathroom was in a tenanted flat so I had some concerns about inconvenience for the tenants and me not being able to be there. However, SDL held my hand the whole way keeping me fully updated and completing the job very quickly and very professionally. I would highly recommend SDL and particularly Paul who project managed the job.

“Personal dedication, High standard delivery, with real ratings” Total Heat is a trusted and professional company of plumbing, drainage and gas heating engineers covering the the whole of country with over 20 years’ experience in central heating, bathroom installations and proactive maintenance repairs. Total Heat are a time served company with over 300 5* customer reviews. When you are looking for a heating specialist, it is essential that you find Gas Safe engineers who prioritise safety and high standards. Same day response and all our work comes with a warranty. Our engineers are in house and are local to you, we pride ourselves on high standards and we will go the extra mile. We can take on jobs from a leaking tap to a full central heating system, same or next day response. We also Have our own in-house builders and joiners to take on other projects including Steel erection, supporting wall removals, door/arch widening, chimney removals etc We cover the whole of the North West, ranging from Manchester to Chester, and Blackburn/Burnley right down to the Midlands. Our in-house staff complete all range of projects, from low profile shower conversions to full strip down, back to brick bathroom refurbishments.

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Reviewed by Ian on 28/3/2020

Excellent service, friendly, thoughtful and didn't charge through the nose. Came quickly and helped us out. Many thanks. Will use again as I feel they were trustworthy and did a great, professional, tidy job.

Belle Bathrooms have been in the Trade for over 15 yrs. We have a specialist team who can help with every aspect of designing your bathroom.We can provide you with a complete design supply and installation service at any budget.

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Reviewed by Gemma on 20/12/2019

I cannot recommend Belle Bathrooms enough! From the initial quote through to completion, the team have been amazing throughout and had a very quick turn around. Price wise was extremely competitive with no hidden cost. We were kept updated throughout of what was being done on what day. The lads (Paul, Wayne and Gav) and Kelly have done a cracking job and were great to deal with! We had no idea what we wanted (except a new bathroom) and took their advice. So happy we did because it looks incredible!

We believe in treating our customer with respect and faith. We grow through creativity invention and innovation. We integrate honesty, integrity and business ethics into all aspects of our business functioning.

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Reviewed by Gabriel on 24/3/2020

Fantastic work by Alex and his team of two. They worked non-stop and completed my bathroom renovation in 2 days!! Very pleased with the result and transaction, couldn’t recommend him more. very competitive price, trusted workers to lock up and they cleared up after themselves.

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Reviewed by Evan on 1/4/2020

Great

With twenty years experience in the building trade we offer a highly professional service in all aspects of domestic plumbing with over ten years experience and qualifications...bathrooms are an area we specialise in and our experienced team of qualified tradesmen offer a professional standard of work along with knowledge and know how to deliver on your project...we also offer a highly skilled team of roofers with 20 years experience and a top level of customer satisfaction from Stone and slated to flat roofs and leadework....no call out fee and the price quoted is the price you pay

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Reviewed by Pam on 2/4/2020

Contacted by Mick and within 24 hours the job was complete , great guy charged exactly what he quoted , was really happy with him , definitely use him again and would recommend him 100%

Welcone To my family run bussiness I have been in the building industry Since 1985 and have spent many of years Getting where i am today We are a small family run team that aim to do a high job and of very good quality To are customers old and new We strive also to try and keep cost low and custoner satisfaction We have been proud members on here now for eight yesrs and have a very high rating from are customers Please feel free to read are feed back and look at are portfolia of works carried out Just a update to the current situation that we are in. We are still trying to work closely with customers and we are asking are customers that would like works done or to be carried out If you have a phone computer or means of FaceTime or WhatsApp. We can try are best to give you a estimated quote over the phone by video call. Please keep safe.

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Reviewed by Amanda on 11/3/2020

Very good service. Would definitely recommend

Parkhill plumbing and heating is a local plumbing business based in Coventry. Our work ranges from General plumbing to full central heating systems and bathrooms. Our aim is to complete work professionally and to a high standard.

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Reviewed by Debbie on 5/3/2020

Always kept us informed as to progress and left bathroom clean and tidy everyday. No hassles or delays just got job done. Very please with finish and would recommend.

iBathrooms believe that a bathroom is a very special place and personal and that is why we look at each project individually with you in mind. From our first meeting we will work closely with you to establish exactly what your needs are and from there we start the exciting process of design working tirelessly to craft you the bathroom of your dreams. Although we specialise in Bathrooms, our talented engineers/tradesmen offer home maintenance services such as: plumbing, radiator replace, tiling, wood flooring, wall partition, painting & decorating, plastering, insulation, furniture assembly. All staff working for iBathrooms are DBS cleared. To give you complete peace of mind we also have £5m liability insurance via AXA. A brand new bathroom designed, supplied & fitted ready to use. Incredible Design, Affordable Prices. Exceptional Service Guaranteed from Start to Finish. Why not check out our 5* Ratings and Gallery of pure quality workmanship.

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Reviewed by Andrew on 22/3/2020

Really high quality workmanship

We are a family company with over 20 years experience working throughout Cyprus , Greece and Italy. We registered our company in the UK in January 2018. We hope to grow our business through our reputation for quality workmanship and recommendation from our growing number of satisfied customers

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Reviewed by Tejas on 2/4/2020

Excellent. Both Gaby and Gabrielle are lovely and they both care about doing a great job. Their team was very hard working, working late into the evening and on Sundays and were very courteous.. Really happy with the standard of the tiling and fitting of the bathroom. They are also very honest and showed me every receipt for materials - no mark up taken, if we didn’t like something they would find other options and always checked in to make sure before purchasing. Highly recommend and 100% will use again.

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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

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