Choosing a bathroom is only the start of your bathroom journey… it’s going to be necessary to deal with a bathroom fitter too, unless you are a DIY expert. Even an experienced DIYer may not be fully qualified to do a full bathroom installation, and may need to call upon specific experts such as a qualified electrician or Gas Safe registered plumber at various points in the project. Having a bit of background knowledge regarding the different stages and tasks involved will help the bathroom fitting go smoothly.
In an ideal world, it would be fabulous to have a fully qualified bathroom fitter on speed dial, available to come and install every element of your carefully chosen bathroom. In reality, it’s not that straightforward, and what can also add to the upheaval and timescale is that in a very small bathroom (such as a cloakroom or en-suite) it may only be realis-tically possible for one tradesman (or woman) to be physically working at one time.
At Foam & Bubbles, we simplify bathroom buying with a fully managed design, supply & installation service that’s convenient for you. Established by a team of industry experts, Foam & Bubbles has decades of experience in managing projects so you don’t have to navigate this complicated & time consuming journey alone. Your specialist bathroom fitters will remove your old bathroom, build your new bathroom and apply all the finishing touches. We arrange the right bathroom fitter to meet the specific needs of your project. All of our bathroom fitters have a proven track record & guarantee the highest standards of work.
A bathroom installation team can vary in numbers … it’s unusual for one single person to be qualified and capable of doing every single task involved in a full bathroom installation. You may be employing a general builder, especially if the bathroom installation is in a new loft conversion or extension. The general builder may have been recommended or directly employed by the architect if it’s a new build or larger project. There will also be a plumber, plasterer, tiler, carpenter, electrician and a plumber who is gas-qualified if required. A general builder or bathroom fitter may do the general plastering, carpentry and plumbing, and then call on an electrician and tiler when and if required. Remember, a fully tiled bathroom needs to be expertly done and is a very different job from adding a small tiled splashback behind a wash basin.
Timing is the most important aspect; your bathroom supplier will offer a delivery date, and of course, that’s the date when your bathroom fitter will need to have access to the bathroom. If it’s an empty room, installation can gallop ahead. If it’s a replacement bathroom situation then of course the team needs to be ready for the new products, preferably with plastering, tiling, electrical and plumbing work all in place. Factor in time for removal of the old suite, flooring and tiling.
Bathroom companies offering a full design bathroom installation service can take care of all aspects of the installation. It may be installing a brand-new bathroom into an already-decorated and updated room, or designing, planning and installing the entire project, from suggesting a suitable bath to specifying floor tiles and light switches. A full design service will still need your input though, as you’ll be presented with drawings, piles of colour swatches and tile samples, and will need to discuss each option with the designer.
Of course, it’s vital to discuss bathroom installation costs at the start of the project, but equally, it’s very difficult to give precise figures as problems may arise as work progresses. Your bathroom fitter may discover an unexpected faulty pipe or worn out component that needs to be replaced and which will involve extra costs. An independent showroom will provide a full installation cost if they’re handling all aspects of the project. A general builder will quote for the full job, but may allocate certain tasks to an electrician or tiler, in which case they may offer a fixed quote at an hourly or daily rate.
At Foam & Bubbles we only work with carefully chosen trade partners. We spend a lot of time and effort in the selection and verification of the teams we work with. You can put your trust in our people and our work. We will arrange your bathroom installation to suit you and all work is guaranteed for two years ensuring satisfaction and no surprises.