Bathroom design installation and refurbishment in Billericay
(and surrounding areas)
Welcome to TM Hughes & Son Gas Services. We are a family run business offering bathroom design and installation. We have specialised in Bathrooms for over 30 years.
Our company has highly experienced bathroom designers and fitters who design bathrooms to your specification and work with the rest of our team to build your ideal bathroom.
Our staff comprises gas safe registered plumbers, electricians and tilers, all fully certified with many years of experience, which allows us to build high-quality bathrooms from start to finish. The complete bathroom will serve you for many years.
Our contacts in the trade allow us to source high-quality materials, tiles, bathroom suites, fixtures and fittings etc., at the best prices.
Meticulous planning ensures we build your bathroom within the agreed time frame with little disruption to your everyday life.
The first step is for a bathroom fitter to visit your home and discuss what you would like for the bathroom. It’s ok if you’re not sure what you want we can offer any suggestions and options.
The fitter will measure up your space and go through all options for every part of the bathroom with you to establish precisely what you want.
After this process, a full no-obligation quote is written for you. You’ll be dealing with an experienced bathroom fitter, not a high-pressure salesman.
You don’t have to worry about dishonest and pushy sales tactics with inflated prices. We ensure our bathroom installation prices are amongst the best in Billericay.
The starting point is to work out what style of bathroom you want. Many different styles and looks can be created.
The style and design are achieved by carefully selecting the wall materials, flooring, textures and colours. Bathroom suites are picked to match the style of bathroom you want and the fixtures, fittings and lighting.
There are many different styles and looks possible when it comes to creating bathrooms. Here are some popular styles (including examples of how we achieve a specific look)
- Contemporary – Clean and uncluttered with modern fixtures and fittings
- Country – Light colours, wood panelling and traditionally shaped suites
- Industrial – Darker colours with metal features wall mounted taps
- Modern – Square suites and monobloc taps with the latest in fashion colours
- Medeterainian – Medeterainian colours and tiles combined with wood
- Rustic – Created using wood features with traditional or modern suites and taps
- SeaSide – Combined blues and whites with wood cladding and coastal style tiles
- Scandanavian – White walls and flooring with rounded suites and taps
- Shabby Chic – Distressed looking with vintage features such as taps and radiators
- Traditional – Traditional styled suites and fittings with neutral coloured tiles
- Victorian – Contrasting black and white with a freestanding bath and high flush toilet
These are only an example of the styles we can create. There’s many more. The possibilities are endless.
There are hundreds of colours and textures for flooring, wall tiles and paint, and with the many different styles of suites available, any style is possible.
You may already have a style in mind that you want, or you might have seen one online you want to copy. We can achieve pretty much any look you want.
The bathroom suite is the bath, basin and toilet. Suites typically fall into two categories, traditional and modern. Traditional Suites typically use rounded and decorative edges, while modern suites use sharper and square corners.
Choosing a traditional or modern suite will depend on the style of bathroom you want.
For example, if you want a Victorian or country style bathroom, you’ll choose a traditional suite. If you want a modern, contemporary or industrial style bathroom, you’ll pick a modern suite.
If you’re unsure, we can help you pick the best suite for your ideal bathroom design.
Baths, toilets and basins are available in different types of shapes and sizes to fit perfectly in the space available in your bathroom
The following types of baths are available
- Corner – Shaped especially to fit into corners
- Freestanding – The original design now common in luxury bathrooms
- Shower baths – Designed to incorporate a shower and screen
- Standard – traditional acrylic baths around 1700mm in length, including panels
- Walk-in – Ideal for those with poor mobility featuring a door to get in
Baths are usually made from acrylic materials, hard-wearing, waterproof and will last you years. For designer bathrooms, steel, stone, copper and nickel baths are available. They are always more expensive than standard acrylic baths
Bath sizes range between 1500 and 1800 mm long And 650-850mm wide
The following basins in modern or traditional designs are available for your bathroom
- Corner – Shaped to fit into corners, a great space saver
- Counter-top – Sits on top of a surface such as a vanity unit
- Inset – Sit within a worktop but with a lip over the surface
- Pedestal – A freestanding basin on a pedestal, traditional design
- Semi-pedestal – A wall-mounted basin with semi pedestal feature
- Semi-recessed – Sits within the worktop but hangs over the edge as well
- Stand-mounted – Sits on a stand usually polished chrome metal
- Under-counter – Fit inside under a worktop or vanity unit
- Wall-Mounted – Fixed directly to the wall popular in modern bathrooms
Basin sizes range from 300 to 900 mm in size (big lengths are for double basins) Depths range from 450mm to 600mm
The following toilets types are available for your bathroom installation
- Back to the wall – Cistern and pipes are hidden behind the wall
- Close-coupled – Cisterns attached to the toilet bowl
- Corner – Fits neatly into any corner, a space-saving solution
- Comfort height – 20-50mm higher than other toilets, ideal for taller people
- Modern – Square shaped with a pressure-assist flush
- Rimless – Inside rim’s removed for better hygiene
- Traditional – Cisterns not attached to bowl fixed higher with a pull chain
- Wall hung – Fixed to a frame within the wall
Next up to decide is the flush type
- Dual – Gives the option of two flush powers (one for water one for solid waste)
- Lever – Flushed with a lever
- Chain – Flushed with a chain for high fixed cisterns
Toilet heights range from 350-900mm with widths from 350-550mm shape-wise there’s rounded (more traditional) and square (more modern)
Showers & Enclosures
Most bathrooms installations we undertake in Billericay have a shower either over the bath or in a separate enclosure.
Shower Types Include
- Digital – Flow and temperature controlled by a remote digital panel
- Eco – Highly efficient using 50% less water than conventional showers
- Electric – Fed by the mains supply heated instantly
- Mixer – Waters mixed from the hot and cold tap to supply ideal temperature
- Power – Waters mixed from hit and cold supply then boosted by a pump
- Thermostatic – Safe showers that keep a constant temperature no matter what
Bathroom Flooring & Walls
Bathroom flooring needs to be waterproof with excellent non-slip characteristics and has to work with the rest of your bathroom decor and suite. Your choice of flooring will depend on your tastes and the people in your house for instance form homes with young children grippy non-slip tiles may be better than the latest designer tiles which look good but are slippery when wet. Various types of flooring can be fitted in your bathroom.
The Walls needs to be waterproof around the shower and bath and, again, must complement the rest of the bathroom tiles are the most popular choice when it comes to bathroom walls.
- Tiles – Most floor tiles are porcelain, more robust and less prone to chipping than ceramic
- Vinyl – Water-resistant and easy to fit available on a roll or as tiles
- Wood – Engineered wood is not ideal but is possible in some bathrooms
- Rubber – 100% waterproof, non-slip and soft ideal for those with young children or the elderly
- Stone – Concrete has become very popular in modern bathrooms. It must be treated to make it non-porous
- Tiles – Bathroom tiles come in many different shapes, sizes, colours and textures to suit any taste
- Panels – Cheaper and easier to fit option than tiles Various materials available in varying qualities
- Wood – Bathroom wood cladding is ok as long as it’s away from the bath and shower and won’t get wet
- Paint – areas that are not tiled or panelled can be coated with bathroom paint
Everyone wants a nice warm bathroom most homes already have their bathroom heated when it comes to heating. You can enjoy a new radiator or install a modern underfloor heating system.
There are several different types of radiator: the model you choose will depend on your bathroom style.
- Designer – A range of modern shaped radiators in various metal finishes
- Heated Towel Rail/Ladder – Ladder design allows numerous towels to be hung and dried
- Horizontal – Designer shapes in traditional horizontal sizes
- Standard – Typical single or double panelled radiators, the cheapest of all radiators
- Traditional – Traditional cast iron radiators for that classic look and feel
- Verticle – Designer shapes and finishes in tall verticle sizes
Underfloor heating offers many advantages freeing up wall space while evenly distributing heat throughout the room. Nothing beats a warm floor after a bath or shower. Pipes filled with hot water or electric cables run under the floor to supply heat.
- Wet – Runs off your central heating system, effective, maintenance-free and cheap to run
- Electric – Quick and easy to install but costs more to run than wet systems
Lighting adds the finishing touches to your bathroom. Ambient light sets the room’s tone, while task lighting assists essential activities such as brushing your teeth and shaving.
Bathroom Lights – Lights explicitly designed for the bathroom sealed so water and moisture won’t get in
Recessed Lights – Another type of bathroom lighting that fits with it into the ceiling, some can be tilted
Spotlights – Popular for bathrooms, they sit inside the ceiling and placed in multiple areas to provide full light throughout the room
Wall Lights – Wall lights can be used for both task and decorative lighting, for example, above mirrors
Get A Quote For Your New Bathroom
If you would like to discuss bathroom design installation further, would like to book our bathroom designer to come in at your home and give you a free no-obligation quote please contact us using the phone numbers or contact form below
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