Bathroom Installation : Do’s and Don’ts

When it comes to bathroom installation there are lots of do’s and don’ts to be thinking about. How many people can confess to at least one DIY project that went wrong in their life? There are hundreds of half-finished bathrooms and kitchen in every town across the UK. So don’t let yours become another statistic. There are dozens of reasons why you should leave bathroom installation to the experts. Read on to find out just a few of them.

Bathroom Installation : Planning Stages

Far too many people decide that their bathroom needs refitting and get ahead of themselves before they have even worked out a budget. Rushing to the bathroom they will peel off old wallpaper or start chipping away at the tiles!  Although preparing your bathroom for a professional fitter can save you time and some money, it’s certainly not something you should do before you choose your new suite or contact your local bath fitters.

The planning stages can be done in different ways, depending on what you want and need. If you fancy a total overhaul and you have a large bathroom, then an interior design consultant can help you choose a bespoke bathroom that will add thousands of pounds to the value of your home. If you have a modest bathroom and are on a budget, then the planning stage will involve little more than choosing a new suite, tiles, and accessories.

When trying to keep your bathroom installation costs to a minimum, avoid changing the layout of your room. Unless you have a lot of spare room, your toilet, sink, and tub are probably already optimally arranged. The only change you may like to make is replacing your bath tub with a shower cubicle, or perhaps a walk in shower. Here you must remember that a walk in shower like a wet room will require tanking of the walls and a sloping floor for water to drain, a job that you cannot carry out on a basic budget.

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Finding the Best Prices

When you are working out your budget for your new bathroom, you will need to include a lot of different costs. Asides the price of your new suite and tiles and flooring, you will need to price up labour costs. As DIY really shouldn’t be an option, you will need to calculate the cost of a plumber and a bath fitter. BBN can match you up with a professional team that will carry out all stages of your bathroom installation; this can keep the overall cost down a substantial amount.

Bristol Builders Network can ensure you avoid one of the biggest mistakes that people make when employing builders at home. We can provide you with vetted tradesmen whose reputation is unblemished. We vet all our tradesmen before recommending them to you, to ensure that our own reputation as providers of the best builders carries on.

As we work locally with tradesmen we can also provide you with the best prices for your bathroom installation. From basics bathrooms to luxurious wet rooms, we can find you the best solution for your budget. If you wish we can supply you with a bathroom design and fitting team who will help you with everything, including the initial planning stages. This can be very useful; especially if you are indecisive on what you want or are not sure what type of suite your bathroom would suit.


When it comes to redesigning your bathroom, unless you are going to knock down walls, there is only so much you can do with the space you have. As much as you may crave a free-standing tub in the middle of the room, you need to be realistic. Do you have room for a tub in the middle of the room, and have you budgeted for all the new plumbing it will need?

These are just some of the do’s and don’ts of bathroom refitting. Unless you like getting messy and are prepared to be without a bathroom for weeks, avoid DIY bathroom designs. Also ensure you know what your maximum budget is before you fall in love with something you can’t afford. Don’t forget to add all the extras to your budget. And for a bathroom installation that runs smoothly and quickly, choose a bathroom design and installation team supplied by BBN for the job.

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