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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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Reviewed by Steve on 28/9/2019

Piotr (Peter) is a fantastic tradesman, his professionalism is to be commended. I have been so impressed with his commitment and hard work to insure the client receives the best results; which my wife and I did. An extremely approachable individual who is brilliant at his chosen profession.

Established in 2001, I.c.joinery are a well respected family ran company doing everything from small projects up to contract work for the ministry of defence. The pride we take in our work speaks for itself. Offering a full design, manufacturing (in our own workshops) and installation service, also project management with access to all trades.

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Reviewed by Dan on 30/7/2018

Ian did a great job with a fast turnaround, and offered design choices

DM Construction's core business is comprehensive refurbishment services. We are a dynamically developing company from Southend on Sea. Thanks to the experience gained, we provide the highest quality renovation and construction services. Our professionally selected team of qualified employees guarantees reliable work performance. DM Construction company in the field of modern interior renovations and exterior refurbishments, helps the investor to choose the right renovation technologies. We hope that our proposals will meet with your interest. Bearing in mind the well-being of our clients, we are always ready to help in the field of technical solutions and we are happy to advise you in case of any questions. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our offer and use our services. Refurbishments - Maintenance - General Building

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Reviewed by Franko on 21/9/2019

“Dawid and team did an excellent doing a floor for me, i used him long time ago, decided to use again as i know hes hardworking, today they finish job for me, thanks again

No job too big or small

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Reviewed by Steve on 14/10/2019

Quick contact, came out and fixed the leak the same day, great service

We are a complete Building and Decorating services offering all trades and 12 months guarantee on all building work. Are highly skilled team look to give you quality workmanship at a competitive rate.

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Reviewed by Robert on 11/9/2019

Robin does a great job and his work is excellent and to a very high standard. I'm so happy with the work done that I'm used Robin for another job I would highly recommended Robin and I would hire again.

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, Surrey & Frinton on sea. 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 Katie on 3/10/2019

I had my bathroom completely changed, Everything ran smoothly, Bathroom fitter Terry was fab was prompt every day, worked very hard, everything was done to perfection with minimal mess. Terry informed me on any issues and always found ways to resolve them. Would definitely reccomend company. Already have a few friends who want their bathroom done now. Thank you so much love my new bathroom.

Belle bathrooms

Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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 Louise on 27/9/2019

All staff were great, from quote onwards. Mike and Cameron, the fitters were excellent. They worked extremely hard, gave updates every evening and co-ordinated and sorted everything out. They were very professional. Really pleased with our new bathroom which is totally transformed. If you want a company to sort your whole bathroom for you, and to manage the other tradesman, would thoroughly recommend. Super price too. Thank you Belle Bathrooms, but particularly Mike and Cameron.

iBathrooms

Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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 Susan on 11/9/2019

Very pleased with the final bathroom. Job finished in reasonable time. Make sure the invoice is properly itemised to avoid misunderstandings about extra costs.

Fitting of quality bathrooms for over ten years . Full measuring , design and consultation of what you want and what will fit . Complete job including plastering , tiling , plumbing and electrics .

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Reviewed by Lillie on 11/10/2019

Mal did our bathroom last year, ( so sorry for the late review). We are very pleased with our bathroom. We provided the material and Mal fitted. He was very knowledgeable with his work and the finishings were really good. No issues at all. Thanks very much

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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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