• My girlfriend bought a 1 bed flat earlier in the year and she's booked in someone to do her bathroom up. I think she got fleeced by her decorator so keen to help out more on thus. She fot a couple of quotes and this seemed like the best, and he came recommended.

    I'm a bit confused by the quote and trying to help her out. The guy doing it will answer any questions regarding fittings but there's a lot of margin for error for her to order something shit by accident or something not be there in the right timeframe.

    Any tips? Any good places to order a suite from? Will be asking the guy to check everything is okay!

    I hopefully complete on my flat in the next month or so and I've got bathroom/kitchen and stuff to do so will be keeping my eye on the thread!


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  • +500 on waste disposal.
    I didn’t factor this in on my kitchen fitting quote and ended up having to make 3 trips to the tip over 3 weeks with my estate to Chuck all the boxes, associated building waste, timber, etc.

  • Worth having a look at the bathroom fitters groups on Facebook - that should highlight some of the risks with this approach.

  • When my MIL had her bathroom done recently they managed to get away with a large hippo bag but even then you're probably not going to have anywhere to put one if it's a flat so would still need to arrage a skip permit, etc.

    Is the fitter going to just leave the waste in the flat, how easy is it going to be to get it outside?

    Will the electrics be signed off and certified?

    I'd say it's not cheap, not outrageous if they have a good reputation.

    They probably have a bit of lead time if they're decent, enough time to have alook at some bathroom suites, find out what is in stock and get it ordered. There's still plenty of stuff in stock if you're not really picky about exactly what you want.

  • Also, can't recommend EC1 bathrooms enough, great service and range, plus they do decent discounts.
    Crosswater are a good brand for taps etc
    Arte From if you want something a bit fancy
    Lusso Stone are decent and sit somewhere in the middle.
    Bath wise, can't go wrong with Bette steel baths plus they are beautiful.

    I'm guessing the waste thing is to save the fitter time and money, I dont think trades are allowed to use tips for free (my local doesnt allow any vans). When I got my bathroom done recently they filled the entire front garden with all the crap they tore out, would have been about 6 trips in a car and then would have still been left with a bath.

  • Regarding waste, your in Bristol right? I've seen plenty of people just putting the old bath on the street, filling it up with the waste from job and getting a waste removal guy to come and pick it all up. Usually costs less than £100.


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