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Bathroom and Combi Boiler installed in Datchworth, Herts

Significant cost-savings made by installing like-for-like bathroom and combination boiler

Datchworth Bathroom and boiler installThis client in Datchworth, near Stevenage in Herts had a bathroom that looked tired and out-dated. They wanted a new more modern looking bathroom. Plus, their hot water cylinder leaked and was obsolete. Concerned with high costs, we advised this client to:

1. Install a like-for-like bathroom

To keep replacement bathroom installation costs low, we always advise our clients not to move bathroom fixtures unless it’s absolutely necessary. This significantly reduces the installation time by reducing the time needed to add new pipework. Less labour time equals a lower cost! But at the end of the day, it’s the customers choice.

2. Install a combination boiler

We advised this client that the best option to replace their old fully pumped open vent system was a Combi boiler. Combi boilers are not suitable for every home or household but this client lives in a chalet bungalow and their children have left home meaning there was less demand in the house for hot water. The Combi boiler efficiently heats water instantly and therefore there was no need to replace the tired hot water cylinder, cold water storage tank and Feed & Expansion tanks. This suited the client because he was going to change his boiler for a new one anyway. So it was cost efficient to change the water and heating system at the same time as installing the new bathroom. This greatly reduced on-going costs on his old system. Click here to see photos and read more about this combination boiler installation.

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Quooker & Ensuite Installed in Loft Conversion in Tewin

Instant hot water in office in newly converted loft

We undertook a large plumbing project in a loft conversion in Tewin working in conjunction with the loft builders, plasters and decorators.

The loft conversion created a new bedroom, bathroom and office so our job was to install a free standing bath, shower, towel radiator as well as an on-demand programmable hot water system called a Quooker that ensures you always have hot water without the need to boil a kettle. However unlike a kettle, the Quooker‘s hot water is stored in an insulated flask so doesn’t need constantly re-boiling – it’s for offices in lofts. Click here to find out more about the benefits of a Quooker.

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Bath, Aqualisa Digital Shower and Saniflo Macerator Pump installed in Tewin

Bathroom refit to help sell house in Tewin

This customer in Tewin needed to update their bathroom in order to help sell their house.

We installed a new bath, Aqualisa digital shower (a fully pumped shower that carries pre-mixed water inside the shower riser bar to a set temperature which is pre-programmed on a digital controller) and toilet as well as fitted cupboards and a work top.

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As you can see from the photos, we removed the electric towel rail and replaced an old fashioned large double paneled radiator with a smaller more efficient radiator. The hot and cold pipework had been installed incorrectly over 20 years ago so we swapped the pipework under the floor. All these jobs helped to declutter the small bathroom giving it a more spacious feel which will help to sell the house.

Furthermore, the house was built with the bathroom at the back of the house and the waste pipe at the front of the house. So it was impossible (or would have been extremely expensive) to install a new 4″ soil pipe between the space under the floor boards so we recommended and installed a Saniflo Macerator Pump which condenses toilet waste allowing 40mm pipework to be installed under floor boards from the back bathroom to the waste pipe at the front of the house. Click here to find out more about a Sanifo Macerator Pump.

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New Bathroom Suite installed in Welwyn Garden City

Bathroom and heated towel radiator installation

new bathroom, shower and towel radiator in welwyn garden cityThis customer needed a complete new bathroom suite installed including bath, shower, toilet, basin and a modern towel radiator. This involved removing the old radiator. Carrying out bathroom radiator installations involves draining down the whole water system. This is often a good time to desludge the system. After installing the new heated towel radiator and reconnecting the whole water system, it’s important to remove any air blocks which may prevent your radiators from warming up efficiently.

We are really pleased with our new modern bathroom. Homewood Plumbing did a great job. If we have any more plumbing projects in the future we will use them again.

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If you would like a new bathroom installed, contact us for a free no obligation quote, call 07977 924459 or email milton@homewoodplumbing.co.uk

Complete bathroom refurb in Hertford

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new bath installed in hertford

framework built around bath for strength, access and tiling

One of our local customers owns several flats in Hertford that need regular plumbing maintenance and plumbing repairs. A recent job on one of their flats in Hertford involved removing the old bathroom then installing a complete new bathroom suite including bath, shower, basin and toilet. Whilst not part of our core services we offer, we also decorated and tiled the bathroom to help the customer save costs.

Installing the bath in Hertford

In this photo you can see that we built a framework for the bath. This not only creates strength but it gives the customer access to the bath and taps in case of an emergency and it provides space on which to add a panel for tiling.

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If you would like a new bathroom installed, contact us for a free no obligation quote, call 07977 924459 or email milton@homewoodplumbing.co.uk

New cloakroom installed in Tewin

New toilet, basin and towel rail installed in Tewin cloakroom

Toilet radiator and basin installation in Tewin, HertfordshireThis customer in Tewin had an old 1980’s avocado colour toilet and matching basin. Furthermore, the basin was over-sized for a small downstairs cloakroom. Therefore the job was to:

  • install a new toilet with cistern flush to the wall for easier cleaning
  • install a small modern basin more suitable for a downstairs cloakroom
  • remove the old radiator and install a modern towel rail radiator

As with all these types of jobs, I also added isolation values on the radiator and basin so in an emergency the customer can quickly stop the flow of water. Plus, in such an old cloakroom you often find exposed pipework and this room was no exception. I was able to remove and cap one pipe that was no longer being used then hide the end in a ceiling void. This involved making a small hole in the ceiling then replacing with plasterboard after the pipe had been cut and capped. I also boxed in the cold water pipe and made a small cupboard with opening so that the customer can access the mains water tap yet still have the tap out of sight.

The radiator pipe work had been hidden in the skirting board so that needed to be replaced which was the final part of this job.

Milton was able to advise me on which toilet, basin and radiator I needed plus he gave good advice on where to move the radiator and which of the exposed pipes could be removed. On top of the plumbing, Milton also added new skirting and boxed in old pipework – so we didn’t need to also hire the services of a carpenter. I would highly recommend. Frankie Mortimore, Tewin March 2013

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