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Top Questions to ask a Bathroom Fitter

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What questions should you ask a bathroom fitter?

Four Key Questions for Bathroom Fitters

Spending hours selecting the perfect products for your new bathroom is part of the enjoyment of a bathroom refit but getting the right bathroom fitters for the job is the most essential aspect of any bathroom renovation. Hiring a fitter is a relatively simple process but hiring the fitter who can meet your requirements is the key to having the perfection you are looking for. This means taking into account all the features of a bathroom – you will need good ventilation as it will be harbouring a lot of moisture, you will also need good plumbing for water access and drainage, and you will need electrics too, which can be supplied from companies similar to Fixmatic Electric, an electrician in Farmington, for lighting or any other electrical supplies you may need in a bathroom. Below are some of the questions you should ask when having your bathroom fitted.
Preparing yourself to get quotes

One of the pre-requisites before selecting the tradesman you wish to hire, is to consider any specialised products you may of selected or any skilled trades you need to consider. If you have quartz resin tiles, they will need a professional tiler, if you want to include some luxurious underfloor heating then you will need a suitably qualified electrician, perhaps from a site like, for example.

1. Have you got any experience with this type of product?

Every bathroom project is different. Rather than asking “Have you fitted many bathrooms?” , try asking if they have experience with the type and style of product you have chosen instead. If you have a complicated product, like the aforementioned quartz resin tile, then you would ideally want a fitter who has fitted the same type of product before.

2. Request a portfolio

Ask the prospective bathroom fitter if they have a portfolio for you to see. They may not always have a professional, marketing style portfolio, but even a selection of images on a smartphone can give you an idea of the quality of work they produce.

Any kind of electrical work, such as new circuits, will require a qualified electrician such as the ones from to fit. Carrying out these types of projects by yourself can be potentially very dangerous on your own as they can cause harm and in some cases worse. The project you are embarking on includes electrical work, then check your fitter has the appropriate qualifications. If they don’t, check this website for an appropriate electrician instead. There are also optional qualifications for most types of building work, so any other additional certificates should be a good indicator of the quality of work this fitter produces.

3. Technical questions

One way of isolating the good from the bad is to ask technical questions. The catch with this is that you need to know the answer; you don’t want a bad fitter selling you bad workmanship. A good fitter will usually respond with technically correct answers or they’ll admit that they will have to check with the supplier.

4. Don’t limit yourself to one fitter

Try and get a broad variety of quotes, 3 or 4 should suffice, that cover all the work you require. Different bathroom fitters will charge different rates and usually will list their material costs. Cross referencing these quotes should give you an idea of a fair price and a rough idea of the materials required.

To discuss your bathroom refit project with us, please call our specialist bathroom fitters on 0114 258 6372 or alternatively, email the team at
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Bathroom Refit with Bespoke Vanity to Conceal Stairs Bulkhead

This client of Bespoke Bathroom Solutions was looking for a full refurbishment of the bathroom, ideally with the inclusion of a separated shower cubicle in addition to keeping the bath. Whilst the room was a reasonable size it was not ideally suited for including a cubicle without making some key alterations to the layout as the room has a sloping ceiling and the staircase bulkhead to the floor below encroached in the room.

To achieve a suitable layout for the bathroom design, the central heating system was altered to incorporate a combination boiler hence the cylinder cupboard became redundant, however due to the staircase bulkhead forming part of the cupboards lower structure it could not be totally remove. A new structure was formed to conceal the bulkhead incorporating storage for a vanity unit and formed a suitable position for the basin. A full facade was built to conceal a redundant window which was built to conceal a wall hung W.C frame and concealed cistern and form a suitable void for a recessed cabinet over the basin position. The new bathroom incorporated a bath of slightly reduced length and a suitably sized shower cubicle. A purpose built vanity unit was constructed below the basin with recessed storage above. A wall hung W.C suite and heated towel rail we also included. The room was fully tiled to walls and floor.New low energy recessed LED lighting and a high performance in-line fan were installed.