The customer was looking for a bathroom fitter in Leeds to renovate her bathroom so contacted me through this website – Please fill in the contact form on the right hand side and I’ll call you back, or contact me if you live in Leeds and would like a new bathroom.
I then carried out a free site survey at the customers property (which took about 30 minutes) and listened to what the customer wanted, whilst assessing what was achievable given the current plumbing, electrics etc.
Within a week I emailed her a free, highly detailed, itemised estimate for the work and gave her details of my local suppliers so she could go and view the suite items priced for in her estimate e.g. bath, shower etc.
Once the suite items & tile choices were all confirmed, a date was set to begin the work, and a payment schedule was agreed – no money had to be paid upfront by the customer.
The work began on a Monday and finished the following Wednesday, and the toilet was reinstated on a night when the customer was living in the property.
For more information on the whole installation process please see here.
The existing suite & wall tiles were removed from the bathroom and disposed of in a skip.
This was done to avoid the problems associated with tiling over the existing wall tiles.
The walls were found to be blown, and would have fallen down had we tiled over them, so the old render was stripped off and the room was reboarded in its entirety, ready to be re-skimmed & partly tiled. This ensured we had sound, level, square, plumb walls from which to work off.
Before tiling around the bath, the walls were tanked with waterproof matting to guarantee a long lasting installation. This essentially mitigates the risks associated with water penetration behind the tiles.
The walls were tiled with ceramic tiles with colour matched grout & silicon.
Once the 1st fix plumbing & electrics were completed & checked, the floorboards were replaced and overboarded with a cement based tile backer board before being retiled with ceramic tiles.
The floor also had to be levelled with a self levelling compound before being tiled to ensure a level finish.
The floor was finished with a flexible grout with anti-bacterial qualities and the skirting boards were then fitted to cover & protect the join between the walls & the floor.
Skirting boards were fitted to the perimeter of the room & the door was planed to fit the door frame correctly (taking into account the raised level of the newly tiled floor.)
The walls & ceiling were all painted once the plaster had adequately dried.
Also, the skirting was primed & glossed after fitting.
The existing 3 piece suite was replaced with a new one, and the location of the suite items were shifted about to accommodate a longer shower bath under the window.
The basin was relocated to the opposite side of the room, and new waste pipes & supply pipes were hidden under the floor to give a neater finish.
A close coupled toilet and chrome towel rail were fitted, with all pipework being neatly concealed within the walls and under the floor.
A two part thermostatic mixer shower was fitted over the bath, which features a widened base at one end for a nicer showering experience (where the user can stand without their feet touching the sides of the bath).
A central ceiling light (with 3 directional lights within it) was added to brighten the bathroom and a shaver point was added so the customer could use an electric toothbrush over the basin.
An extractor fan was added to control bathroom humidity.
This bathroom installation in Horsforth started on a Monday and finished the following Wednesday.
The work schedule was very tightly organised by a project manager (me) ensuring the work was done in the correct order to give the best finish in the shortest time.
It involved many tradesmen that the homeowner may have found difficult to source individually, and then organise into a tight schedule: On this job we had a tiler, joiner, plumber, electrician and a couple of labourers & painters – All project managed by a single source to make the bathroom fitting process as smooth as possible.
Thanks for reading, give me a call if you would like a nice new bathroom in under 2 weeks.