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Use Plentific to find the local professionals to create the bathroom you want in your home. Bathroom fittings encompass the installation of basins, toilets, baths, showers, tiles, plumbing, lighting and heating. Bathroom fittings can also incorporate cupboards, vanity units, mirrors and painting. Many local professionals could be helping to fit your bathroom as there are multiple trade specialists required.
What to think about when getting your bathroom fitted
As you begin to hire your local tradesmen, you will need to think about all aspects of your new bathroom. This includes the buying of materials such as tiles, taps, designing the layout.
First consider the location of your bathroom within the house and whether there are any limits in terms of accessing. What’s the door size, where is it in relation to the rest of the room and would it allow for the layout you want.
Also consider the accreditation of your local tradesmen. They buy your materials and will be in charge of fitting the room and so you want to know that they are qualified local professionals. Qualified professionals have codes of conduct that they are required to follow.
Your local plumber and heating specialist, for example, would need to be registered with APHC. The businesses who qualify are committed to high standards of workmanship and customer service. This may sound obvious, but also ensure that the plumber you choose is fully licensed, meaning that they are registered with a local authority. A quick cash in hand deal may seem appealing, but remember the risks involved and play it safe.
What does a bathroom fitter do
A local bathroom fitter would be looking to install or replace a basin, toilet and/or bath/shower. They could also implement underfloor heating, tile the room and change the taps.
The beginning of the process, if it’s a full bathroom fitting, is for the local professional is to isolate the hot and cold water supply to bathroom appliances before draining and removing radiator(s), they then need to remove the old appliances, tiles and floor coverings.
They would then complete any building alterations to the room, such as adding or removing walls, overboard ceilings, drylining and plastering. The nature or level of this type of work will dictate whether pipework modifications are carried out at the same time or beforehand.
Following this, there would be the re-configuration or extension of hot/cold supplies and waste pipes to suit the new appliances. The bath/shower trays are next and then the tiling of the walls and floor. Finally, the WC, basins, shower enclosures and towel rail/radiators are installed.
How much does a bathroom fitter cost?
Your local bathroom fitter will have rates for each task and will be able to quote you depending on the scale of the job. Use Plentific to compare the best quotes for local professionals that can install your basins, baths, showers as well as carry out the tiling and decorating.