TM Hughes & Son install new bathrooms in Colchester, offering a complete design and refurbishment service.
We have a dedicated team of Bathroom Designers & Fitters, Plumbers, Gas Engineers, Tilers and Electricians who work together to build bathrooms for all budgets to high standards.
Free Bathroom Installation Surveys
If you’re in the market for a brand new bathroom or want some alterations to your current Bathroom, we would like to offer you a free no-obligation survey and quote.
Our bathroom designer will visit your home at a time that suits you and examine your bathroom space and go through all your needs, wants and ideas you may have while answering all your questions and concerns.
We build bathrooms of all specifications and designs on all ranges of budget. We can design a bathroom for you, show you some existing styles and designs, or build a bathroom with your chosen materials.
Once our designer has established what you want from your new Bathroom, he’ll go away and get the best prices for the materials required.
We have many contacts in the industry that allow us to source materials at reasonable prices.
Once the prices have been confirmed, you’ll be written and sent a free no-obligation quote.
Careful Planning & Execution
If you’re happy with the quote and want to proceed, we’ll arrange a date to start your Bathroom.
In the meantime, the materials are ordered, a plan is formulated, and the staff are booked to ensure your Bathroom’s smooth, disruption-free fitting within the agreed timeframe.
All our team have many years of experience between them, they are friendly yet professional and work in a quiet and tidy manner.
Many Years Of Trouble-Free Service
Our bathrooms are built to last using high-quality materials that are up to the rigours of day to day use. Once installed, the Bathroom will provide you with many years of trouble-free service.
Bathroom Installation Materials
Various types of Bathroom materials are sourced and fitted to create your Bathroom, which includes
- Walls Coverings
- Fixtures & Fittings
- Heating & Lighting
Bathroom Flooring looks good, complementing the look and design of your Bathroom while being waterproof and ideally with non-slip properties.
The flooring fitted will depend on your chosen colours, textures, and bathroom design.
Vynil is a popular bathroom flooring material. It’s reasonably priced and durable while being swift and straightforward to cut and fit.
Vynil is available in many colours and designs supplied on a roll or in packs of tiles.
When using vinyl flooring, care must be taken as it’s 100% waterproof. However, it can be slippery when wet, and it is not the best choice if the bathrooms are going to be used by children or older people.
Rubber is an option for bathrooms used by those more prone to slipping. Rubber is waterproof, grippy and soft, helping to prevent slippages and injury in an accidental fall.
Like vinyl, rubber is supplied on rolls or as tiles. However, the designs and colour choices are limited.
Treated concrete is a good bathroom material that suits some modern Bathroom designs. They do, however, require retreating every couple of years to keep the surface non-porous and waterproof. On the other hand, concrete is a relatively economical flooring material.
Porcelain Tiles are the most commonly used bathroom flooring material available in many designs, patterns, colours and textures in multiple shapes to suit any bathroom style.
Porcelain is used over ceramic as it’s more durable and less likely to crack under daily foot traffic. In addition, some floor tiles are textured, which makes them more grippy.
Other less commonly used bathroom flooring materials include slate, marble and engineered wood which is ok if you’re careful with excess water and don’t get it too wet.
Your choice of bathroom wall materials will work with the flooring to create your Bathroom’s overall look and feel.
Bathroom wall materials must be waterproof in the bath and shower areas and resistant to heat, water and moisture in other areas.
Bathroom wall panels fit the bill being 100% waterproof, with many designs and colours on offer, and quicker to fit than tiles.
Panels can be PVC, laminated or acrylic. They are easy to clean and require no maintenance, unlike tiles that need regrouting every few years.
Like flooring tiles are the most popular wall material, they look great in all bathrooms and are available in many shapes, colours, textures and patterns.
Wall tiles are generally made from standard ceramic, which is easier to cut than Porcelain. However, Porcelain tiles are still available for walls. Other materials include glass and slate.
All bathrooms will have panels or tiles fitted, either in the wet zone areas of the shower and bath or even covering the whole Bathroom.
Other areas of the bathroom wall that are not tiled or panelled are generally painted. Bathroom paint is available in hundreds of colours, has a silk finish and is waterproof and easy to clean.
The fitting of wood cladding is possible as long as it’s treated and not in bath and shower areas. Wood cladding suits some traditional and country styles of bathroom design.
Bathroom Fixtures & Fittings
Fixtures and fittings include the Bathroom Suite, Shower, Taps, Storage units etc.
Bathroom Suites include the bath, basin, toilet and maybe a shower enclosure.
All parts of the bathroom suite are available in different sizes and shapes to accommodate all bathroom sizes and shapes.
Most suites are white and are available in different styles to suit modern or traditional designs of the Bathroom. Modern suites are sleek with sharper edges, while traditional style suites are more rounded.
Baths are mainly made from acrylic or steel. Other alternative materials include copper and stone, which are considered luxury baths.
Baths include standard with a panel, shower baths which have a wider front creating a shower enclosure, free-standing and corner baths. All are available in various lengths and widths.
Baths with panels hide all the plumbing pipes, which are easy to access in the event of a fault. The Plumbing for free standing baths is cleverly hidden out of sight.
All new Toilets fitted include the latest water-saving flush systems, which are better for the environment and if you have a water meter in your pocket.
Toilets include standard close-coupled where the cistern sits on top of the toilet and high cisterns, generally fitted in ‘victorian’ style bathrooms, an old school design with a powerful flush.
Modern toilets include wall hung and back to the wall where the cistern is hidden. Corner toilets are also available.
There are over a dozen different types of bathroom basins which include pedestal, stand-mounted and those built into units.
If you have a modern bathroom with a wall hung toilet, you can have a wall hung basin to match. Basins can also be fitted on counters, inset and underneath counters.
Most Bathrooms include a shower fitted in an enclosure or over the bath.
Shower types include traditional mixer, thermostatic which are very safe, maintaining the water at a constant temperature so scalding doesn’t occur, electric which heat water instantly, digital and power showers.
Your basin and baths are fitted with taps which include traditional pillar, mixer, monobloc and thermostatic. All taps fitted include the latest ceramic cartridges, which last a long time.
Storage units and shelving are considered during the bathroom design, fitted in the right areas to ensure you have adequate space for your towels and day to day consumables.
There are so many options when it comes to bathroom suites our bathroom designer will go through all of them with you during the survey.
Bathroom Heating & Lighting
Most bathrooms include radiators. Heated towel rail radiators are fitted in most bathrooms as everyone loves a warm towel when exiting the bath or shower.
Underfloor Heating is also an option and works exceptionally well with heated towel rail radiators. We fit wet (works with your Boiler) and electric Underfloor Heating systems.
Bathroom lights that withstand heat and moisture are fitted into the ceiling. The correct bulb colour and strength are selected to complement your Bathroom design. Additional lighting is fitted over mirrors if required.
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