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Bathroom refurbishment doesn’t just create a serene sanctuary for you to unwind in – it can add value to your home too. Fitting a full bathroom suite demands a range of skills, so call on the expertise of a professional tradesperson.

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Belle Bathrooms have been in the Trade for over 10 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 Rebecca on 11/1/2019

lovely experience, listened to my requirements and made the most of my small bathroom, turning it in to a nice relaxing area. And stuck to my budget. Definitely recommend.

The Beautiful Bathroom Co offers: - Bathroom installation - Bathroom repair - Bathroom design - Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Chris on 5/12/2018

Liam did an excellent job

certified gas safe engineers, plumbers with Level 2 Plumbing Diploma, significant experience and delivering quality work on domestic projects, references available. Prices negotiable, quality guaranteed,heating & plumbing, carpentry, tiling, painting & decorating, bathroom, kitchen, loft conversion.

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Reviewed by Carol on 18/11/2018

Everything went to plan. Guys on time each day and worked hard and long hours. Were quiet and respectful. Did a great job. Really pleased with it. Hope to get main bathroom renovated and wouldn’t hesitate to use again.

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 Martin on 17/12/2018

Hometec arrived when they said they would, done exactly what they said they would do and left the place clean and tidy. Very professional, would recommend them to anyone looking for quality work at a reasonable price.

We are a reliable company with competent team of workers. Our priority is quality of service provided. We look after our customers!

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Reviewed by Mrs June on 28/11/2018

Would recommend Lucasz to anyone. He did a really good professional job and cleared up on completion.

You are on profile of honest, professional and reliable workman who provides really good job to absolute highest standards and on time.All what You do demand. Certified by Kensington and Chelsea college. Thanks for visiting my profile.

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Reviewed by Andrew on 6/8/2018

Merek was hired to fully refurbish our family bathroom. He was very polite and friendly & we trusted him with no problems to complete the job while we were at work. He gave lots of advise on what materials would be best to use, He gave us lots of advice & would always provide receipts of purchases he had made. He is a very hard worker & focuses on getting all details perfect, He completed it so well, we booked him to redo our toilet and we are booking him for our next project. Highly recommend!

''SLAWBUD'' offers bathroom fitting to customers through the South West London area. Founded in 2004, the company has a broad experience in the bathroom fitting trade. The company is managed by Slawek Karpinski, who has focused on the bathroom

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Reviewed by Rosemary on 29/11/2018

They did a lovely job. Nothing was too much trouble. No hidden charges, always on time and always polite. They worked very hard and I would highly recommend them.

I've been running my own business since 1986, specializing in bathroom installations from a simple face lift to full design and installation service, providing a first class service at an affordable cost. I do work for Dolphin Bathrooms, B&Q and Tescos.

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Reviewed by Katy on 21/11/2018

I am so pleased with the work. Peter turned up by 8am every day, he was friendly and approachable and completed a wonderful job.

I have had my own company for 32 years, we are a team of six. We are a honest team and work together. We are a family run business. We specialise in fitting kitchens bathrooms and extensions.

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Reviewed by John on 14/8/2018

Marcel and his team worked very hard to replace two shower rooms, Though the cost was higher than we originally planned, Marcel delivered a very superior result within the revised budget we agreed. We would definitely use him again,.

We are a reputable family run company that has been in business over 14 years using all the leading brands. We offer a design service with computer aided visuals and have 6 installation teams working with us to create your perfect bathroom.

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Reviewed by Stephanie on 14/12/2018

Very friendly and also professional at the same time. Great from start to finish. Told them our ideas and they came up with a design to suit. The fitter was great also. He cleaned up after his self every day. Very pleased with the work and would definitely recommend them

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Complete Bathroom Refurbishment specialists - what you need to know

That avocado-green bathroom suite might look drab and dank to some. But to you, it’s a blank canvas – ready for you to refurb, renovate and reimagine. Today’s bathroom suites and fittings give you an unimaginable range of options. So, even if your bathroom is as cramped as a cupboard, there’ll be a solution to help you maximise the space you have available.

Bathroom refurbishment will usually begin with your professional assessing your existing suite, and proposing options that’ll make best use of the space. Your tradesperson can then get to work – removing the old suite and clearing the room.

Depending on whether you’re planning to completely tile your walls, or just go to half height, your professional may need to plaster any surfaces so they can be painted. If you plan to fully tile your suite, you won’t need to worry about plastering though.

After ensuring the necessary pipework and wiring is where it needs to be, your pro can begin tiling. Once the tiling is nearly complete – there’ll be some tiles your tradesperson will need to fit later – your shower tray, bath, toilet and basin can be installed. Then the final tiles can be fitted, and as soon as they’re set, they can be grouted too. Finally, taps and shower valves can be connected. And a high-quality silicone sealant should be used to keep edges and gaps watertight.

Cost of bathroom refurbishment

The finish and quality of the suite you’re looking to have installed will dictate the cost of your bathroom refurbishment project. And the removal of an existing suite might add to your bill.

It pays to keep a close eye on costs – the subtotal can quickly spiral, and bathroom fitting often involves unforeseen expenses. That’s why finding a tradesperson you can trust – who manages the project responsibly and honestly – is invaluable.

Typical costs for a complete bathroom refit (labour and supplying the suite) are:

  • Low: £1,500–£2,500
  • Average: £3,000–£4,500
  • High: £5,000–£7,500

Bathroom refurbishment – the order of work

Every bathroom refurbishment demands a slightly different approach, depending on the state of the existing suite. But your professional will usually follow this process:

  1. Planning – assessing the current suite and drawing up options for your new bathroom.
  2. Remove existing suite – taking out the old toilet, bath, shower and basin as well as removing floor and wall tiles or wallpaper.
  3. Pipework and electrics – if you’re looking to move or add any elements, chances are your mains water and waste or electrical wiring may need to be moved. Your professional will be able to ensure the necessary connections are correctly and safely moved to the desired new location.
  4. Preparing surfaces – this phase will depend on the design or finish you’re looking for, but might involve skim plastering, fixing new plasterboard and screwing plyboard to the floor (or a suitable alternative to act as a base for floor tiles).
  5. Begin tiling – with surfaces prepared, tiling can begin. Your tradesperson will tile as much of the bathroom as possible. Depending on the configuration you’ve opted for, they may leave the final tiles around the bath, shower and basin until after these items have been installed.
  6. Fitting the suite – next comes the most significant stage in the process: fitting your new bath, shower, basin and toilet. Following the manufacturer’s instructions closely, your pro should ensure the new items are installed securely, using the correct fixtures and fittings.
  7. Finish tiling – any final tiles can then be installed, down to the bath, shower or basin. And, once the adhesive has set and the surfaces have been cleaned, your tiles can then be grouted.
  8. Install taps and valves – it’s now time for your bathroom expert to fit your taps, valves, and connect any remaining items such as extractor fans and towel radiators. Expect your bathroom fitter to test that everything is working as expected at this stage.
  9. Sealant – when your professional has finished installing the final elements and cleaned away the mess left from grouting, the last step is to apply a high-quality silicone sealant, which’ll keep everything waterproof.

Bathroom design considerations

Modern suites give you plenty of flexibility and choices to consider. Here’s what you might want to think over before planning your refurbishment:

  • Showers. Browse round a bathroom showroom and you’ll be bewildered by the number of shower enclosure options awaiting you. Consider whether your shower will need a door or not – an open enclosure can be easier to clean and save space too. If you do need a door, think about what style might work best for you. You can opt for a conventional hinged door, sliding mechanism, or a folding door. When it comes to shower trays, things are a bit simpler. Your main consideration will be whether you want a tray at all, or a wet-room-style tiled shower floor instead.
  • Basins. Aside from the shape and size of your basin, and the style of taps, you have two main options to think about here. Firstly, whether you opt for twin basins and secondly, choosing between a pedestal, semi-pedestal or a basin and drawer unit. When it comes to the former, twin basins might seem a luxury – but if you have room, they can be extremely useful. And as for the latter, a basin with a drawer storage unit built in is a handy space-saving feature that’s worth the relatively small additional expense.
  • Baths. When it comes to your bath, you might be glad to hear there are less choices to confuse you. You’ll just need to decide the size and shape of your tub. The main deliberation – for bathrooms with shower mixer taps above the bath – is whether or not you’ll want a specially designed shower bath, which provides a little more room to stand in.
  • Toilets. Your best bet for space-saving toilets are compact close-coupled models, or back-to-wall units – where the cistern is concealed in the wall. The option you pick will probably depend on your bathroom: how much space you have and whether you can accommodate the concealed cistern of a back-to-wall model. It probably goes without saying, but soft-closing toilet lids are a must-have too – ensuring you don’t wake the neighbours with any accidental clatters late at night.
  • Storage. Finally, it’s the often-overlooked and least-glamorous element of your bathroom – storage. Especially the case in family bathrooms, the number of toiletries, cosmetics, and grooming accessories soon adds up. So, think about storage solutions when planning your new bathroom suite. As we’ve mentioned above, one solution is to opt for a basin with a built-in drawer – or set of drawers, even. Alternative options might be slender corner cupboards, as well as mirrors that conceal slimline storage.

The qualifications your bathroom refurbishment expert needs

Bathroom refurbishment is a discipline that demands a range of skills and proficiencies. So, it’s always advisable to find a professional who holds a range of qualifications and accreditations.

While City and Guilds qualifications or diplomas in bathroom fitting are beneficial, accreditations like NICEIC – National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation and Contracting – (and potentially even Gas Safe registration, should pipework need to be moved) are more important. These endorsements ensure your professional is legally qualified to work on your electric and gas. Ask for a range of customer references and examples of previous work, too.

Insurance for bathroom refurbishment

Leaks, electrical faults, and any number of other mishaps. In the unlikely event that you encounter these, it’s important your professional holds public liability insurance – meaning they’ll cover themselves and any damage they may unintentionally cause in your home.

Questions you should ask your bathroom refurbishment expert

  • Can they supply the bathroom suite as well as fitting it?
  • Do they offer a design service?
  • Do they hold NICEIC qualification, allowing them to work on your electrical circuits?
  • Will they be able to dispose of your old bathroom suite?

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