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Bathroom installation process

Renovation of the bathroom can be an easy and stress free process. But it certainly needs some preparation mainly with sourcing the right products for your new bathroom. It is very important to make sure what you want is possible in the size of your bathroom and will work with the existing plumbing and drainage in the property. An initial visit from the bathroom installer is essential before choosing new bathroom sanitary ware and tiles. Many of the bathroom retailers offer a free 2D design but you can also ask your bathroom installer if they can provide you with a floor plan or measurement which you can take to the bathroom retailer in order to find the right products. At Docklands Bathrooms we offer a full service including designs and we can direct you to the local bathroom and tile suppliers with accordance to the style and the budget you have.

Once the design is put together with the sanitary ware of your choice it is worth checking the availability from both supplier and installer. Some bathroom retailers have lead time of 6 week or longer for custom made Italian or other high quality products. Also some of the German made brassware like Dornbracht or Keuco might have lead time longer than other brands like Crosswater or Grohe.

The average bathroom installation process will take between 2 and 3 weeks in total. When some structural building work is involved like moving the partition walls / changing the shape or size of the bathroom, the whole bathroom installation process can take a bit longer. If you're having a bespoke shower enclosure which can be measured only after the tiling is completed, the day you can fully use the bathroom can be up to 8 weeks.

With the average bathroom installation taking up to 3 weeks, there will some disruption in your home and some shortage of using water. Professional bathroom installation will involve waterproof coating at least on the walls within bath / shower area and with the walk in showers / wet rooms the whole shower area will need to be waterproofed. This will mean that there will be no use of shower or bath literally until the whole installation is completed, and this should be taken into account when planning to refurbish your bathroom.

Once the bathroom installation is completed the installer should check and test all sanitary ware, especially checking the temperature setting on the bath or shower mixer. Most of the mixers like Crosswater have some adjustments which can be set accordingly to preferred temperature settings.