This article shows a recent bathroom installation in Thorner, Leeds. All work carried out by

Bathroom installation Thorner

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We install quality bathrooms from start to finish, with all the bits in between taken care of.We provide advice and guidance during a free site survey, and we have a blog with lots of articles that cover frequently asked questions and show you examples of our recent work. (link to blog) We install bathrooms from start to finish, supplying all the necessary trades and project managing the whole process, so you don’t have to!

We work to detailed, itemised estimates with fixed costs, so you can budget properly without fear of unexpected skyrocketing prices.

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Case study

As part of this recent bathroom fitting in Thorner the following work was done:

shower before

The old leaking, shower was removed as was the wall that split the bathroom in half – this opened up the space massively.

Levelling an old barn wall prior to insulating

levelling an old barn wall prior to insulating

Insulating a bathroom wall

insulating a bathroom wall

The external wall was levelled & insulated with 50mm kingspan insulation.

boarding an insulated bathroom wall

insulating a bathroom ceiling

After new wiring was run to serve the LED spotlights & extractor fan we also insulated and overboarded the ceiling to keep the heat in.

We also replaced the window cill as the wall was now deeper.

squaring up a corner prior to fitting a shower tray

The corner was squared off so the new shower tray would fit into the corner, and pipework was alterred to suit the new shower positioning.

boarded out shower area

The walls were then reboarded…

tanked shower area

…and tanked to guarantee a long lasting tile installation.

shower after

The walls were then tiled with a large format ceramic tile.

The thermostatic mixer shower & shower enclosure was then fitted.

basin before

We removed the existing basin, wallpaper and wall tiles….

basin after

…and replaced it with a large basin & vanity unit that filled the recess completely.

We also added an LED mirror with a shaver point over the basin and tiled the surrounding walls.

bath before

We moved the bath to suit the new room layout.

bath after

And tiled a small area around the bath to protect the walls.

large chrome towel radiator

We fitted a large chrome towel radiator to provide sufficient heat output for this large room.

Here you can see that we have utilised the skirting to hide the bath waste behind the radiator valves.

close coupled toilet

The old WC was removed.

preparing for wall skimming

Provisions were made for a back to wall toilet with a concealed cistern in the (boarded over) former alcove.

bathroom plastering

bathroom wall plastering

Walls were then plastered and decorated and skirting boards fitted.

self levelled floor

The floor was covered with cement tile backer boards before being covered in self levelling compound to smooth over any irregularities in this old, wonky cottage.

Back to wall toilet in bathroom

Safety flooring was then fitted to compliment the ceramic wall tiles, and the back to wall toilet was then fitted on top.

WC & basin

The transformation was complete

Time taken

2 weeks

How we helped this customer

sanctuary bathrooms logo

1. We listened to the customers requirements and provided them with a quote for the bathroom suite that would suit their needs from our local supplier, which was beneficial for the customer in a couple of ways:

  • Good quality items from a local family run business.
  • Replacements readily available if damaged in transit etc due to the excellent relationship I have built up with my local supplier. Compare this to some internet based firms that will haggle and argue over any return and can take weeks and weeks of communication to resolve (and a delayed bathroom installation / time without facilities / living with a building site etc)
  • My suppliers local showroom offers customers the chance to see suite items (bath, basin etc) ‘in the flesh’ before purchasing.

bath after 2

2. We listened to the customers tile & flooring requirements and then sourced suitable complimenting materials from our local suppliers; no need for the customer to trek round several suppliers getting overloaded with choice whilst trying to match everything up whilst remaining on budget etc!

plasterboarded bathroom

3. We provided a turn key bathroom installation comprising of bringing together the following trades:

  • labourers for the rip out
  • General builders for removing walls & insulating everything.
  • Electrician for the lighting, mechanical extraction, LED mirror etc
  • Plasterer for the ceiling & walls
  • Painter & decorator for the walls & ceiling
  • Plumber for fitting the bathroom suite
  • Floor fitter for the safety flooring
  • Tiler for the tiling

All these trades were managed to complete the bathroom in under 2 weeks without the customer even having to be on site as everything was agreed (and written down in a highly detailed estimate) beforehand.

We also arranged for the waste disposal via our local skip supplier (in areas where access is limited we have other means of waste removal so don’t worry.)

Bathroom installation Thorner


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