Spring is nearly here and for many of us, that means getting to grips with home improvement projects. Finding the right tradespeople to do the job can be a tough call, especially as every company or sole trader you come across will tell you how great they are!
Thankfully, the majority of home improvement companies, along with plumbers and bathroom fitters, are exactly that: trained and experienced professionals in re-fitting bathrooms.
But still, you want to make sure you have the bathroom fitter for your project because you want the results to be perfect and exactly what you want.
TIP 1 – Do your research
You’ve probably spent a lot of time on the web and leafing through glossy magazines seeking design inspiration for your new bathroom. You’ve probably spent a lot of time wondering around showrooms too, examining bathroom sinks and deciding on taps.
The amount of time you’ve spent making the final decision of everything from your bathroom should be replicated for choosing a plumber or bathroom fitter to the job.
Reviews and testimonials are important but need to be treated with care. It makes sense that a company or trader will put the best reviews on their website but take a look at what independent review sites say too.
It’s amazing how after a few searches online, as well as chatting with friends and family, that you get a firm idea of who to approach and who to leave off your list…
TIP 2 – Check that they really have the skills needed
Now that you have whittled down your long list of potential bathroom fitters to just a handful, you need to start inviting them to quote on the work you need doing.
However, before we start talking numbers, we need to talk skills. Some bathroom re-fits are exactly that – a re-fit. In other words, the sink, bath, shower and toilet are simply being replaced into the same place that they are now. There should be very little in terms of complications.
However, if the bathroom re-fit is more of a bathroom re-vamp, then the bathroom fitter will need plumbing skills, as well as an eye for what will work and what won’t.
TIP 3 – Getting quotes to cover everything
Essentially, you need to ask every bathroom fitter to quote on the same job so don’t change the goal posts from on fitter to the next as you won’t be able to compare quotes this way.
Make sure things like disposal of the old bathroom furniture is considered, how the unexpected will be charged for and so on.
TIP 4 – Consider the all-in-one option
Why not consider working with us to design your bathroom, as well as discuss all the fitting and plumbing requirements? Pop along to our showroom at 9 – 11 Colquhoun Avenue, Hillington, Glasgow G52 4BN to take a look at what we have on offer. Alternatively, book an appointment with our design team by calling us on 0141 882 7799.