Luxury spa bath looks great in a small room

Wow, that looks amazing..the customer’s reaction to her new bathroom.

Victorian Plumbing suite

A hole in the floor, plasterboard ruined. Leaking water from a poorly installed shower screen had taken its toll on this old bathroom and it was caught in time before some real damage to joists.

Thankfully the customer was not afraid of colour. And the tile choice was theirs, bold and inspired. Teal, off white and wood panelling ticks all the boxes for a modern, eclectic look. A full tiling of all the room takes time, but was split evenly in colour.

The resulting transformation was complete.

Love the price – bathroom suite for under £2,000

When times are hard necessity becomes the mother of invention. If the pandemic has left you plotless try this deal. A new bathroom suite for under £2,000. That is bought and installed. A designer toilet, basin and bath, with an overhead shower.

What is not to love. You do the tiling, floor, decoration and l do the stuff you have not got the tools and the experience for. Give me a call and let’s get choosing.

Rainwater dripping onto a path can undermine the house

Help! My walls are damp and the brick work and concrete never drys out.

The cause was 30 years of rainwater not reaching the drain. Lots of houses have drainpipes that spill onto the path. They have never been connected to a gully and drain. It is too much hard work! Here 6m of piping and finding the old drain left me dripping with sweat. Gutting concrete and digging rubble is not for the faint hearted. It was well worth the effort to make sure this house never slips into a sink hole of its own making.

This was laid onto pea gravel and levelled before final connection

Shower not working?

There are hundreds of valves on the market

A customer came to me 12-weeks into lockdown saying his shower had stopped. His usual plumber was not returning his calls. Where have I heard that before? Living in a hard-water area, most showers are spent in 10 years. It is best starting a fresh. You have had your moneys worth. But this valve was a year old and cost £275. It was worth repairing. It can be like wading through treacle finding the right part. If you have tired of watching paint dry, just see how many hundreds of different valves, thermostat s and divertor’s there are: divapor. I look, so you don’t have to.

Testimonials

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“The bathroom looks fantastic, Rich. Smashing job, you’re one in a million. We are both extremely grateful for your hard work.”  Mrs G Willerby.

“Thanks Richard for doing such an excellent job with everything. I really appreciate it. I will continue to recommend you when other people are stuck. I shan’t have anyone to talk to tomorrow!” Mrs M Newland, Hull.

“Thanks for the beuatiful new cloakroom. I am going to enjoy it. You did a wonderful job. Keep watching the Chateau. Why does it never rain there? See you soon, ” Mrs C Thorngumbald.

“Great service – went the extra mile to preserve the tiles he took off , as we couldn’t find a match. The new bath went in and he replaced the tiles – as good as new.” Mr W  Skirlaugh.

“Great shower tonight. I am super happy with the new bathroom, ” Mrs O Beverley.

” Thanks for yesterday. Everything working brilliantly. I have gone jet wash crazy!” Mr L Cherry Burton.

“Genuine guy, I didn’t think he would come out for my garden tap. But he did. I have recommended him to my friends.”  Mrs L, Hessle.

“Replaced my bath and fitted a shower over it – even did the tiling. Good job – very happy.” Mrs P Beverley.

“With the handrails he fitted in my shower – I no longer worry about slipping. I have him down to build me an ensuite.” Mrs H Bilton.

“Thanks Rich, I know when you do a job, it is not just done, it stays done.” Mr K Manchester.

“A god send – you came to me on Christmas Day when British Gas let me down. And I was paying for their cover.” Mrs B Hedon.

Moving radiators

Redecorating rooms are the biggest cause of people wanting to move radiators. As you can see here, new radiators can make a big impression on how a room looks. I do it alot.

Placing an upright radiator under a window like this is rare. It looks good and luckily it also works.

Unlocking a room’s potential is important. You may want a new settee and there is not enough space. Move the radiator. It usually means a system drain down, and a good chance to give it clean water and extend the life of your system.

Tricky shower renewal

Tackling tricky problems are all in a days work. When a newly-wed customer wanted a new shower in their home, they ran into a problem. A old fashioned shower needed replacing. But there was no replacement to fit.

The tiles could not be removed as the budget did not allow it. A little head scratching later and key-hole surgery found the solution. It is nice to report a success. They did not lose control of the budget, and got the shower they wanted.

Bathroom on a budget

Just because money is tight, it does not mean you cannot refurbish the bathroom. Just cut you cloth according to your means.

Cheaper materials are not always poor quality. The suite was all for under £1,500. There is a budget base, I do not advice going below. For example the bath waste on this suite was too cheap and I had to replace it with one cost £20. The cheap £10 waste was distorted and impossible to seal.

But the right choice of materials, design and colour can bring impressive results. As you can see here.

Can you beat Boaty McBoatface?

The British public vote decides and it goes on the van – non of this Brexit nonsense

Name my new van and win £20 cash. You can even call her “Boaty McBoatface” and it is going on the side.

In the spirit of Eddy Stobart naming his trucks, I need a name for my new van. It will look great with the new Love it Plumbing graphics.

It is a small, but beautiful van, whose face does have some resemblance to a boat.  My challenge to you is find me an original name. The winner gets £20. No purchase needed.

Simply LIKE and SHARE this page on FacebookThe Natural Environment Council refused to back the public choice of “Boaty McBoatface” as the name for its new £200m polar research ship (despite an overwhelming choice , where have we heard that before?). So I am going to hold a public vote to name my humble £10,000 Nissan NV200. And it is going on the side.

Name entries close on May 29th.  The top three will go to a vote. I will have some fun and print the suggestions.  The person who suggests the winning name gets £20. Visit Love it Plumbing for full terms and conditions. Oh, and while you’re there, feel free to order a new bathroom!

Enter the competition here.

They didn’t go with the public vote. I will!