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' We are a family run business with a combined 150 years of experience. We are group of painters, tilers, Bathroom and kitchen fitters. We treat every job with importance and always leave customers smiling. We have a team of 30 that cover the whole of London Essex, Hertfordshire and Surrey. For peace of mind, all work carried out by SDL PKB (Painting, Kitchens & Bathrooms ) is guaranteed for 1 year. We are proud to mention that we can now offer a Finance option (with rates from 2.9% APR) Experience/Team experience: Project manage - if you have a large project with various different trades needed, to take the stress away from customers I can oversee all of the work and ensure that everything runs smoothly. Bathrooms - We can remove and dispose of old bathrooms. And then install any Bathroom that you desire. We have good relationships with bathroom suppliers to be able to get you a good suite at discount prices. We leave you with a year’s guarantee on parts. Painting - our painting service is second to none. We can cover all of your decorating needs. Making good of surfaces, painting interior and exterior. Working with all types of paint including gloss and varnish for any woodwork. We can offer wallpapering and lining services. We have good relationships with suppliers to ensure we can get customers materials for the best prices. Tiling - we can work with all kinds of tiles including porcelain and ceramic. We offer floor and wall tiling for any room desired, especially kitchens and bathrooms. Our tilers are perfectionists and aim for the perfect finish. We use top of the range tiling equipment to ensure this. Kitchens- we have top of the range kitchen fitters to help you design and installation your dream kitchen. We also provide a free CAD service (computer aided design) to help achieve this. Kitchens- we have top of the range kitchen fitters to help you design and install your dream kitchen. We also provide a free CAD service (computer aided design) to help achieve this. PLEASE NOTE: We at SDL PKB (Painting, Kitchens & Bathrooms ) understand that there is a lack of good customer service in the Building/Trades industry therefore all contractors for SDL PKB (Painting, Kitchens & Bathrooms ) are Qualified, Experienced and Reputable and have signed a legal contract with SDL PKB (Painting, Kitchens & Bathrooms) to guarantee any work carried out for 1 year. IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY AMAZING GRANDAD DAVID LOVELIDGE RIP CHAMP, WELL DO YOU PROUD

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Reviewed by Louise on 21/6/2019

First rate throughout, Shayne was an excellent project manager and the fitting team of Nigel and Ryan were excellent, would not hesitate to recommend them and use them again. They quoted quickly and fitted us in, they enabled us to complete our full house renovation and to move in quickly

We are a company of specialists. We don't take deposits until the job is satisfactorily completed. We also do loft convention, roofing, upvc, guttering, plumbing, extension, bathroom, plastering, flooring. Paving, and Painting decorating, Thanks for reading.

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Reviewed by Euan on 22/4/2019

Absolutely stunning flooring job compled by Ali. Really nice guy who started late on 6 day's to ensure the job was completed on time for us. Nice clean tidy price and the finish was exactly how we had imagined if not better. I would definitely recommend Ali if you are looking for someone who knows how to lay quality flooring.

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. www.bellebathrooms.org.uk

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Reviewed by Mary on 7/6/2019

Superb Job would recommend these lads they have done a fantastic Job A rated.

We are a familly run business with over 30 years experience,covering all types of building work but more recently specialising in bathroom and kitchen renovations. CHECK US ON FACEBOOK @hometec home improvements paisley

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Reviewed by Roger on 4/5/2019

A very competent and efficient service from quotation to completion. They started and finished within minutes of the promised time and the standard of work and attention to detail is superb. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hometec to anyone.

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 £1m 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 hannah on 9/5/2019

extremely conscientious, very tidy, fair and transparent costing. very happy with our new bathroom and wouldn’t hesitate to use cristian and his team again

We are a family run business with over 10 years experience in the building trade, we are very trust worthy and reliable always accomadating the customers needs. We specialise in all trade s from plumbing, electrical, carpentry ,full renovation s etc to pa

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Reviewed by Keith on 1/4/2019

Lee was absolutely brilliant nothing was too much trouble. Even points us in the right direction for better flooring. Just got on with it. No problems and made a first class job. Couldn't have asked for better

I am Aurangzaib Khan I look after daughter who is my life I’m from Pakistan but Afghan in origin studied Plumbing level 2 at CONEL and passed all my exams with distinction .As for my company well I chose the name in my college days as I want to Excel in every thing I do. I set my goals and always achieve above it .very passionate and full of commitment .At Excel Plumbing we believe in high standard at affordable price. I do gas safe certification /boiler repairs /boiler installation/toilet bath installation/cooker installation/radiator repair installation/heating/ leakage issues /block pipes or drainage with best snakes and jet unblocking available.

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Reviewed by Melani on 24/6/2019

we are so impressed with Excel plumbing. Khan arrived within an hour on a Sunday to fix a blocked drain that was causing problems for a while and he fixed everything wonderfully. will definitely be using him again.

I have been working in the field of interior design (tiles and skimmer) for 15 years and I recently decided to open my own company, First with two employees

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Reviewed by Rzwan on 7/6/2019

Never ever come across someone so hard working nothing is to much for him absolutely fantastic job will use him for any job going forward i was very worries as I spent £1300 on quartz tiles and the job he has done I cannot be grateful enough please use him and you will not be disappointed

Bathroom installations general plumbing and electrical.

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Reviewed by Elizabeth on 25/5/2019

Kevin had some great ideas for the bathroom, including cladding, which looks great but I would never had thought of! And all the work was completed to a high standard.

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Reviewed by Rachael on 15/6/2019

Phil did an excellent job - a complete refurb of my bathroom. He was always on time, cleaned up and clearly good at his trade. I love my new bathroom and would not hesitate to recommend Phil. Thank you!

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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?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking bathroom fitters.    

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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