Edale Peak District View Marcin Wos

Peak Performance Every Time

Why Bespoke Bathroom Solutions should be your first port of call in the Peak District

By sheer accident of geography and geology, Bespoke Bathroom Solutions’ Sheffield base is half an hour’s drive away from the Peak District. Not only does it have some of the most picturesque scenery in England, it also has the UK’s oldest National Park. Its tourist attractions are within easy reach of our city, and many urban centres from Manchester to Huddersfield, Derby, and Stoke-on-Trent.

Bespoke Bathroom Solutions play a role in making one part of the Peak District a joy to behold: your bathroom.

From our base in Sheffield, we cover the whole of  Derbyshire including Glossop; Derby, the county town, a city since 1977; picturesque Buxton; also Chesterfield, noted for its crooked spire. White Peak or Dark Peak, from the Derwent Dams to Arbor Low, we have gained an excellent reputation for high quality workmanship.

The secret of our success? Peak performance. Also working with and listening to our customers; understanding their requirements. Plus modern designs which make the best use of space in your bathroom, cloakroom, wet room, or lavatory. For wheelchair users or people with limited mobility, we can also make your dream bathroom possible, complete with the required modifications.

Whether you want a traditional or cutting edge design, we can help you. All of our bathroom fixtures and fittings are carefully sourced from well known manufacturers. Manufacturers like BristanIdeal StandardArmitage Shanks, and Villeroy and Boch.

If you have designs on your dream bathroom, why not talk to us? We can discuss your requirements at a time to suit you and offer you a free no-obligation quote. Call us on 0114 258 6372 or send us an email via sales@bespokebathroomsolutions.co.uk. We shall get back to you as soon as possible.

Peak District image by Marcin Wos (via Shutterstock).

Hard Water Bathroom Cleaning

Avoiding Hard Water Stains in Your Bathroom

How to stop hard water from spoiling your bathroom

Bespoke Bathroom Solutions, as you may already know, covers both the South Yorkshire and Derbyshire boundaries. This is where most of our clientele hail from, an area stretching from Swadlincote to Silkstone; or Glossop to Bolsover. If you travel between Yorkshire and Derbyshire, you will notice some difference in your water. In Slaithwaite for example, the water is softer than in Chesterfield. Hard water is characterised by its difference in taste and the residue it leaves in your bathroom.

Hard water seeps into underground springs, after permeating the rocks. On reaching your water supply, its limestone particles become limescale whilst warmed up. This leads to the furring of your kettle, and a residue around your plugholes. Soft water stays on the surface, as it is unable to penetrate the rocks, particularly on granite.

In our area, most of Derbyshire has hard water, whereas South Yorkshire veers from having moderately hard to very hard water. Geology determines how hard our water is; in Derbyshire, it is the limestone of the White Peak which plays a great part. It is harder still as we get to Doncaster and other more easterly parts of Yorkshire.

In your bathroom, hard water can leave limescale film around your sink, shower, or bath plughole. It can leave a brown ring around your cistern. To wipe away the brown ring, a couple of dental tablets and a going over with the toilet brush helps. Equal parts of water and white vinegar is good for cleaning sinks, bath tubs, and shower tubs.

If you opted to clean your bath with neat white vinegar (or the part water/part vinegar solution), please be careful and clean around the affected area. Especially as too much of its use would strip the enamel off your bath. To be on the safe side, buy a limescale removal product. Compare similar products on the market or ask your friends, neighbours or family for recommendations.

Bathroom cleaning image by Tolikoff Photography (via Shutterstock).