We are a family run firm with a competent team of Bathroom Fitters, Plumbers, Heating Engineers, Electricians & Tilers, all well versed in the trade of Bathroom installation.
Our team have installed lots of bathrooms in Benfleet over the years. As a result, we have a good track record in the area, are fully insured, and are gas safe registered.
If you’re after a brand new bathroom or want your exiting bathroom refurbished, our bathroom fitter would love to meet you.
You can book a free survey at any time and date you wish. Our bathroom fitter will arrive at the agreed time and undertake the survey.
The Bathroom Survey Involves
- Measuring your existing space
- Going through your needs, wants and requirements.
- Going through the available options
- Answering any questions you may have
You may know precisely what you want your bathroom to look like, or you may have no idea. Both are ok. We can build what you have in mind, an existing design you have seen elsewhere or offer suggestions/show you examples of what’s possible.
Once our bathroom fitter knows precisely what you want, he’ll go away and get the best possible prices for the materials before writing you a free no-obligation quote.
Whatever design/style of bathroom you go for, they are always built to your desired specifications, to the agreed timeframe and most important of all, to a high standard.
Once finished, you can rest assured your bathroom will serve you for many years without issue. You can relax and enjoy your bathroom for many years to come.
The Bathroom Design & Build Process
When designing and building bathrooms, we split each area into different sections, which includes
- Bathroom Suites
- Shower & Enclosure
Before we fit your bathroom, we get your Heating in place. Bathroom heating ranges from conventional radiators in standard, traditional or modern styles.
Heated towel radiators are often fitted in bathrooms as they are convenient, providing the whole family with warm towels.
Underfloor Heating can be fitted and work well when used with conventional radiators (and towel rails).
Underfloor Heating can be fitted to work with your central heating system or to run off electricity.
Firstly, bathroom flooring needs to be resistant to water and non-slippery.
Porcelain Tiles are the first choice for bathrooms. They look good, are available in thousands of different designs and various shapes and are very hard wearing and hard to crack.
Porcelain tiles can, however, be slippery when wet. Some are grippy, textured by design.
Vynil is the second most popular bathroom flooring and can be fitted off a roll or as tiles. Vynil is available in hundreds of designs, colours and styles, and like tiles does get slippery when wet.
Vinyl is thinner than tiles, which is advantageous for underfloor heating. In addition, vinyl is more robust than tiles as it cannot be cracked. Vinyl is pretty much indestructible when on the floor. Finally, vinyl is cheaper than floor tiles.
Other less common materials include concrete, which is trendy but intensive to instal and requires some maintenance. Slate tiles and marble suit many modern bathrooms but are pricier than conventional flooring materials.
Rubber is excellent for young children and the elderly it’s soft and non-slip. Rubber is like vinyl. It can be fitted as tiles or off a roll.
Engineered wood is another option, the least favoured of all flooring, but it suits some bathroom styles.
Bathrooms must be waterproof around the shower/bath areas and water/moisture resistant in all other areas.
Like flooring tiles are the number one choice for bathroom walls, available in various shapes and thousands of designs/colours.
Tiles are hard-wearing and water-resistant. Most wall tiles are ceramic, easier to cut and fit than floor tiles. They are generally cheaper also. As they are not walked on, the superior anti-crack properties of porcelain are not required, although wall tiles are available in porcelain if you want them.
Wall panels have become extremely popular in recent years. They are waterproof, simple to fit, and available in hundreds of styles/colours to suit any bathroom design.
Wall panels come in various grades and are available in PVC, laminate or acrylic. They are nearly always a cheaper option than tiles.
Most bathroom areas can be painted any colour of your choice to match the design/style of your wall materials, flooring, suite fixtures and fittings. In addition, bathroom paint is water and moisture resistant.
Treated wood can also be fitted to the walls, but not shower/bath areas.
Once we have your Heating, flooring and walls in place, the tone is set for your bathroom nest. Next, you need a suite that compliments the design.
Bathroom suites include a bath, basin, toilet and often shower cubicle. Most suites look either ‘traditional’ with rounded edges and features or ‘modern’ squarer with less prominent features.
Toilets and basins are generally ceramic, while baths are steel or acrylic. All hard-wearing materials will last for many years.
Other materials are available such as copper, stone and stainless steel. However, they are not the norm, mainly used for unique bathroom designs, and are more expensive than conventional materials.
Baths, Basins, Toilets and Shower enclosures are available in a range of sizes to suit the size and shape of all bathroom spaces.
Baths vary in lengths and widths, ‘shower baths’ include an enclosure and a larger section for the shower area.
Toilets can be freestanding, or wall hung. The cisterns can be built into the toilet or hidden behind the wall.
There are many options for basins, including pedestal, countertop, wall hung, countersunk and more.
Most bathrooms include a shower. The shower will be over the bath or in an enclosure.
TM Hughes & Son includes gas safe registered plumbers who can fit any type of shower.
Mixer showers are often fitted to baths. In addition, we install the latest thermostatic mixer taps that ensure the temperature remains constant and safe for use.
An electric shower can be wired into your bathroom. Electric showers heat cold water on demand, separate from your conventional Boiler heated water, so you can still have a shower if your Boiler ever fails.
Power showers can be fitted in some bathrooms (although not all depends on your heating system). A pump provides the most powerful invigorating shower possible.
We also fit Eco showers that save up to 50% water which is good for the environment and your energy spend.
We fit Digital and Smart showers for those who want the latest in shower technology.
Taps are fitted to your bath and basin to complement the design of your bathroom. Like bathroom suites, taps are available in many different traditional and modern designs.
Edgy taps made from unique materials are also available for extravagant bathroom designs.
Taps can be single hot and cold, mixer (where the waters mixed within the tap) and thermostatic where the temperature remains constant.
Bathroom lighting sets the mood and tone of your bathroom while withstanding the rigours of heat and moisture.
Lighting is fitted recessed or semi-recessed into the ceiling. We’ll ensure the light design, bulb colours, and strength complement the overall design of your bathroom.
Task lighting is also fitted above mirrors to aid with grooming.
Storage is an essential consideration for all bathrooms. You need storage for your towels, shampoo, soap, and bathroom cleaning products.
Storage units can be fitted that also incorporate your toilet and basin. Alternatively, storage units can be equipped, freestanding, and cupboards can be created/built.
The Bathroom Installation
Your bathroom will be designed to look good to your tastes and be highly functional for day to day use.
Once your bathrooms are designed, we’ll plan accordingly to ensure all materials are ordered/delivered on time and your bathrooms built within a reasonable time frame with as little disruption as possible.
The first step is to book your free no-obligation bathroom design and installation quote.
Hi, I’m Terry the founder and owner of TM Hughes & Son Gas Services
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