Removing A Bathroom
When it comes to bathroom installation, there’s a lot to consider. The main thing to think about is whether or not you have the money to hire bathroom fitters alongside the necessities needed to complete the suite such as baths, showers, toilets, tiling, and plumbing. It can be a costly job.
One major task that’s severely underestimated when performing a DIY bathroom job is the removal of the old items. There are a lot of items that will need to be put into skips, transported by removal companies and the cost of this can tally up very quickly. On top of this, removing old pipework and fittings can easily cause a water leak and if you don’t possess extensive plumbing knowledge, you might not be able to stop a flood from breaking out.
So, how do you ensure you’re making the right decision when it comes to renovating your bathroom?
New Bathroom? Consider A Professional Bathroom Fitter
If you’re planning on installing a new bathroom yourself, you need to think about the job as a whole. Are you experienced and qualified? If not, there’s a lot that could go wrong. You may wish to rethink this due to it being a difficult project. Bathroom fitters are qualified to undertake any plumbing, tiling, and electrical work which gives you peace of mind that the installation will be handled with care. It’s also more likely that you’ll achieve the professional image you dreamed of.
Depending on the size of the bathroom you’re working with, tiling can be a huge expense. Tiling the bathroom walls and the floor is the best option to keep your bathroom looking newer for longer. However, the method can come at a cost and some people opt for cheaper vinyl on DIY bathrooms. If you’re looking for that high-end look, you need it to be perfect because it’ll be there for a long time.
An important thing to note is that if you aren’t experienced with tiling, this is one aspect of a complete bathroom that will stand out if it’s not been performed to a high standard. Bathroom fitters can complete this for you, so you don’t need to worry about making a mess. For this reason, DIY bathrooms may be cheaper initially, but they typically won’t last as long or look as luxurious, so may cost you more in the long term.
Plumbing In A New Bathroom
No matter how nice your bathroom looks, plumbing is the main aspect of any bathroom that should NOT be completed in a DIY fashion. Professionals install the taps, toilets, sinks, and more, as well as ensure the project is perfect once it’s completed.
Costly mistakes relating to plumbing can be a disaster and sometimes this will result in all the tiling being taken off to get to the faulty pipe or remedy the leaking water. Remember, that leaks can also go unnoticed for months, and this could cause more permanent damage to your property. This is a very common trend when hiring cheap bathroom fitters or family friends who claim to ‘know what they’re doing.’ If you hire a family friend or a local guy who isn’t registered on a trade website, you can expect a poor finish all around.
One thing to be sure of is that new bathrooms are not a walk in the park. Undertaking a DIY bathroom installation is not only dangerous when not carried out properly, but it’s very easy for it to go wrong and you could end up paying far more than you have set aside for materials and accessories.
Make sure you check out our website to find a bathroom professional who knows what they’re doing to give you that well-deserved bathroom you’ve been saving for. To find out more, call 01525 403829 or head over to our contact page for more details.