Bathroom Renovation in London

What is bathroom renovation?

Bathroom renovation (Also called bathroom remodelling) is the process of enhancing a broken, outdated or damaged bathroom. Bathroom renovations are usually done in commercial or residential premises.Renovating a bathroom could also include the “makeup” of existing bathrooms to bring them back to life or to restore them to a better condition. Renovating a bathroom is a very common practice in the United Kingdom.

A bathroom renovation usually includes the following phases: 

  • Project initiation
  • Existing conditions analysis
  • Initial design
  • Final design
  • Demolition and construction
  • Project finalisation

What is a bathroom?

Called bathroom, restroom or washroom, is a room, normally in a house or a domestic building that usually contains a bathtub, a shower or both, a toilet and a sink. In some countries, the toilet is located in a dedicated room for personal hygiene activities. 

In the past, bathing was usually done in public and places called public baths. 

An ensuite bathroom or en suite shower rooms is a room that is only accessible from a bedroom. 

What are some bathroom design considerations?

The bathroom design must include the use of hot and cold water in big amounts for washing the body. The water is also used to remove human solid and liquid waste to a sewer. Since water and steam are going to be splashed on the walls, floors and ceiling, the materials used need to be water resistant. 

Regarding electricity, the electrical appliances used such as lights, heaters and heated towel rails, generally need to be installed as fixtures with permanent connections in order to prevent electric shocks. In the United Kingdom, only special shaving sockets and light fittings are allowed to be installed depending of the zones of the bathroom.

What is a bathtub?

A bathtub, also known as bath or tub is a vessel that holds water so that a person or an animal can bathe. Baths are usually made of thermoformed acrylic, porcelain-enamelled steel or cast iron, or fibreglass-reinforced polyester. A bathtub is placed in a bathroom either as a stand alone fixture or together with a shower.

Modern bathtubs have overflow and waste drains and can have taps installed on them. Bathtubs used to be all rectangular, but thanks to the thermoforming technology, bathtubs include any shapes and colours.

What is a shower?

A shower is a place in which a person or an animal bathes with sprayed hot or cold water. It has a drain in the floor to dispose of used water. Most showers allow you to regulate the pressure, direction and temperature of the water. A shower can be installed in a small shower stall or bathtub with a plastic shower curtain or door. Showering is common due to the efficiency of using it compared with a bathtub.

What is a toilet?

A toilet is a sanitation fixture used for the disposal of human excrement and urine by using the force of water to flush it through a soil pipe to another location for treatment. A modern toilet system is referred to as Flush Toilet. A flush toilet is also known as a flushing toilet or water closet (WC). The opposite of a flushing toilet is a dry toilet which does not use water for flushing.

Flush toilets are a plumbing fixture that have a S, U, J or P shaped trap that separates the sewer gases to the humans.

Toilets can be made of porcelain, plastic or wood.

In the English language there is a disambiguation of a toilet, since a toilet could also be a room that contains a flushing  toilet.

What is a sink?

A sink is a bowl-shaped plumbing fixture for washing hands (also known as washbasin in the UK), dishwashing and other purposes. Sinks have traps that supply hot and cold water. They also include an overflow system and a drain to remove used water.

Sinks can be made of plastic, porcelain, steel, polyester, wood, copper, concrete, Nickel, granite, glass, marble, terrazzo etc.

What types of bathrooms exist?

There are 4 types of bathrooms: Family bathrooms (Complete bathrooms), Jack and Hill bathrooms, Cloakrooms and Wetrooms.

What is a family bathroom?

In the UK,a family bathroom is a full bathroom not attached to a bedroom; a full bathroom includes a shower or a bathtub (or both), a toilet and a sink and usually its door leads to a corridor.

What is a Jack and Jill bathroom?

A Jack and Jill bathroom is a bathroom that is standing in the middle of two bedrooms and usually shared by the occupants of the bedrooms.

What is a wetroom?

A wetroom is a waterproof room that often includes a shower and it is designed to avoid moisture damage and is compatible with underfloor heating technology.

What is a cloakroom?

A cloakroom refers to a room that only has a flushing toilet and a sink. 

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