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Hiring a tradesman to design or build a wet room
A wet room is a clean way of adding value to your home, provided it is properly designed and built. Plentific can help you make sure of this with a service that speeds up your search for a tradesman. The Plentific website can generate a bespoke contact list of the best tradesmen in your local area that offer the skills and experience your job requires. To help you compare your choices you will also get instant access to customer ratings and reviews for each of the tradesmen on your list.
What do you need to know about designing or building a wet room?
Wet rooms are becoming increasingly popular options in UK homes, and they can add a lot of value to a property. That being said, you should take time to think about what you want. If you only have one bathroom in your property it may be wise to keep it as it is, as most new homeowners will want at least one bath.
Building a wet room will require your bathroom to be waterproofed and tiled. You will also need to make enough room, which will likely mean removing certain bathroom fixtures, though wet rooms tend to make better use of space than baths and showers. The floor will need to be slanted towards a drain, and you may also want to consider elevating your door to make a ledge in case the wet room floods. You need to have a reasonable but firm budget in place before having a wet room designed or built. Any tradesmen you contact will likely want to assess the bathroom themselves, so take the time to discuss things with them as they will be able to answer your questions and advise you. Getting a quote is usually free, so collect several and compare them carefully. Companies specialising in wet rooms will likely have several designs you can look at online.
The cost of building a wet room is usually between £5000 and £10000, so ensuring you have a capable professional is a must. Examine the qualifications and experience of each of your options . Ideally they will have pictures and customer reviews from previous jobs for you to examine. It is a good sign if they are a part of a national tradesmans’ association, as such groups usually enforce high standards and codes of conduct on their members. Finally, be sure that your choice is fully covered against accidental damage and liabilities, and that they offer an appropriate warranty.