Welcome to TM Hughes & Son, your local family run bathroom fitters in Brentwood. We design and install bathrooms throughout the area.
A highly skilled team of plumbers, gas engineers, tiler’s and electricians work with a bathroom designer to build high-quality bathrooms.
The team is highly experienced in bathroom fitting, having fitted many in Brentwood and the surrounding areas over the years. We have many satisfied customers around the town and neighbouring villages.
A bathroom fitter (not a pushy, high-pressure salesman) can visit your home to discuss your requirements and ideas while offering suggestions before writing you a free no-obligation quote.
The wide range of bathroom suites and materials on the market ensures we can create any bathroom style of the highest quality whether you know exactly what you want design-wise or would like to use one of our designs.
Bathrooms are designed and fitted to your exact specifications and completed within the agreed time frame. Our team have been working together for many years and know exactly how to fit bathrooms swiftly and correctly from start to finish. Our staff take care not to get in the way of your everyday activities while the work’s undertaken.
Once completed, you’ll have a high-quality bathroom which you’ll enjoy for many years to come.
How Do TM Hughes & Son Design & Build Bathrooms?
Bathrooms involve many different parts.
When building a complete bathroom from scratch, you need
- Wall Covering
- A Bathroom Suite
- Shower & Enclosure
All parts are covered under our installation service. The style you choose for each component will depend on the style and look you want to achieve (for example, a modern or traditional style). There are many different looks available. We can create any style. Once we have established the look, you want we go through every single piece of the bathroom.
Bathroom walls set the tone and feel of your bathroom (which depends on the colour and texture). Walls have to look good and be water-resistant, especially around the shower and bath zones.
Tiles are the most popular bathroom wall coverings. Ceramic tiles are mostly used for walls. They are available in many different shapes, sizes and patterns. Wall tiles can be matched with floor tiles to achieve a consistent look throughout the whole bathroom.
Wall Panels are cheaper and easier to install as an alternative to wall tiles. They are available in different finishes and materials (acrylic, laminate and PVC ). Wall panels are more hygienic and easy to clean than tiles. It’s subjective whether they look better.
Some styles of the bathroom will require wood panelling. Wood doesn’t like getting wet, but it can be used in some areas of the bathroom (areas not directly exposed to water). All wood’s treated, so it’s water and moisture resistant.
Areas of the wall not covered can be coated in bathroom paint, allowing water to be wiped away easily. There are lots of colours and brands of bathroom paint.
Bathroom flooring is water-resistant and non-slip. Some flooring is better than others when it comes to these essential properties. The type of flooring you choose will depend on your bathroom style and who’s using your bathroom.
Porcelain tiles are incredibly hard-wearing and water-resistant available in different colours and shapes. They can be matched up to your wall tiles. Tiles can be slippery when wet. This needs to be taken into consideration.
Vinyl is cheaper than tiles and easier to fit available in many different styles but can be slippery when wet available on roles or as tiles.
Stone slate and even marble have become popular in recent years for modern bathrooms. Concrete is the cheapest of them all but must be treated when fitted and every couple of years to make and keep it waterproof.
Rubber is the softest of all bathroom floor materials. It’s hard-wearing and 100-per cent waterproof available on rolls or tiles in a range of colours—a good option for older adults and those with children.
Engineered wood is an option for bathrooms. The wood has a good degree of water resistance, but it’s best to keep it as dry as possible and clear up any spillages immediately.
The bathroom will need a heat source to make it warm and comfortable underfloor heating has become very popular in recent years. A heated floor is luxurious and highly recommended.
We fit both wet and electric underfloor heating systems. Both give you even heat distribution throughout the room and save space by eliminating radiators. Some still like a heated towel rail to work in conjunction with the underfloor heating.
Wet underfloor heating runs off your existing central heating system while electric and underfloor heating is connected to the mains electricity. Wet systems are more costly to install but are cheaper to run than electric systems.
Lots of different bathroom radiators can be fitted. The most common is the ladder or towel rail, which allows you to hang your towels to dry or warm them when you get out of the bath. Other types of bathroom radiator include traditional cast iron (ideal for victorian or traditional look bathrooms), designer (in a range of modern finishes), vertical (great space savers) and horizontal radiators (traditional dimensions).
The Bathroom suite comprises the bath, basin and toilet available in a range of designs and shapes. Traditional style suites have rounded features, while modern-style suites have square and sharper edges.
Most baths are made from a hard-wearing acrylic material that lasts for many years. If you want something, a bit different, steel, stone and copper baths are available. These baths tend to be more expensive than the standard acrylic bath.
Baths are available in a range of sizes. They can be purchased in the standard shape, the most common type of bath usually around 1700 mm in length and covered with a panel. Corner baths are shaped to fit into a corner. Freestanding baths work with both traditional and modern style bathrooms. Shower baths combine a bath and shower in one, and walk-in baths are great for those with mobility issues.
Basins come in various styles, types and size pedestal, and inset basins (that sit on top of vanity units or cupboards ) are the most common. Other examples of basin include countertop (that sit directly on top of the counter) and wall-mounted. There are around ten different types of basin altogether.
Most toilets fitted these days are modern dual flush types with water-saving systems. High cistern toilets can be installed in traditional bathrooms (for example, if you want a victorian bathroom). Other styles include back to the wall (where the system pipes are hidden behind a wall) and wall-hung (the toilet’s attached to a frame inside the wall), so it looks like it’s fixed directly to the wall, common in modern design bathrooms.
No bathroom is complete without a shower, whether in the bath or in its own enclosure. Enclosures and screens are obtained to suit the rest of your bathroom suite. We have experienced plumbers and gas engineers on our team that can fit any shower.
The mixer shower is widespread in homes throughout Brentwood. This type of shower mixers both hot and cold water to reach the preferred temperature.
Power showers utilise a pump that pumps mixed water through the showerhead at a high pressure giving you a powerful shower experience.
Electric showers are very convenient. They instantly heat water directly from the cold water supply thanks to a heating element that heats the water as it runs through.
An Eco shower’s a good choice for the environmentally conscious uses up to 50% less water than conventional showers.
Thermostatic showers are the safest of all showers. They maintain a constant temperature always even if there’s a change in cold or hot water pressure, ideal for those with children.
Digital showers are the most convenient operated from a digital panel separate from the shower unit.
Bathroom taps supply water while subtly adding to the look and feel of the bathroom.
Pillar taps are single hot and cold taps.
Monobloc taps mix hot and cold water inside the tap.
Mixer taps are connected to both the hot and cold supply and mix water for the correct temperature.
All types of tap are available in different sizes, designs and finishes to suit any design of a bathroom.
Lightings carefully designed to set the ambience of your bathroom.
Bathroom lights are built as sealed units so no water or moisture can get into electrical components.
Spotlights are placed in different areas to achieve an even amount of lights throughout the whole bathroom. Spotlights can also be tilted and used as task lighting if needed.
Wall lights can be fitted for decorative purposes or near mirrors to help you with tasks such as cleaning your teeth and shaving.
As for the other parts of the bathroom, there are many different types and designs of lights that can be fitted. Light finishes can be matched up with taps or tiles to blend in with the bathroom or in different colours and finishes to make them really stand out.
Bathroom storage is a consideration when it comes to building a bathroom. Our fitting services include adding shelves, vanity units, and cupboards to match the rest of your bathroom.
If you want to discuss bathroom design and installation further or would like a free no-obligation quote, please get in touch by using the contact form or phone numbers below.
Hi, I’m Terry the founder and owner of TM Hughes & Son Gas Services
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