Why hire a Leeds bathroom designer?
Are you thinking about undertaking a bathroom remodelling project? Read this quick guide that will help you find the right bathroom designer in Leeds before getting started.
Now you might be wondering: “Why should I hire locally?”
Chances are, you’ve have heard about an amazing designer company who comes highly recommended but happens to be located miles away from where you live. If that is the case, you need to take into serious consideration a couple of important factors.
The process of remodelling a bathroom involves a large number of building materials and furniture. Flooring materials such as ceramic or glass tiles, and the necessary bathroom furniture which are a bathtub or shower, sinks and toilet can already be pricey and having to transport them from another city would only add to your budget. Hiring locally means that the money you save on transportation can go towards choosing the perfect materials and furniture for the bathroom design you desire.
Find the right bathroom designer in Leeds
When considering to hire a bathroom fitter, it is important to know what training they have received and what qualifications they have. Fitting a bathroom requires knowledge and experience in diverse practical areas from plumbing to electrics, building and tiling. Having your electrics fitted incorrectly can not only inconvenience you by extending the project, but can be dangerous too. Equally, having any pipes damaged during the process will add to the cost and time required to complete the project.
In the UK, bathroom designers can be certified by the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers, and Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations (GSIUR).
If you are planning to hire an interior designer make sure that they have experience in bathroom fitting and that they are certified by the National kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) or any other relevant association.
Apart from official accreditations, it is important to choose a bathroom designer with whom you can establish good communication. Ask to see a portfolio of work to find out whether your creative visions are aligned.
In this regard, testimonials from previous clients can give you some assurance as to the level of satisfaction that you will receive from the final outcome.
The cost of a new bathroom can vary depending on several factors including the room size, your choice of materials and whether there are any existing plumbing fixtures to be replaced. In addition to that you have to account for the pay rate of the contractor designer who you will choose to hire. In general, the cost of having your bathroom remodelled can cost you somewhere around £4,500.
Keeping in mind that a bathroom designer would get commission on purchasing the materials, you can lower the cost by supplying them yourself. If you have the time, shopping around for a bathtub, sink, or mirrors will not only give you a better idea of what you want your bathroom to look like but it will also save you money.
In what concerns payment, it is customary that designers or contractors will ask for a percentage of the final payment upfront, and the rest after the job has been completed. The amount of time that a project like this will take to complete depends on the type of remodelling that you’ll be doing. A complete tear out and rebuild can take up to a month for a small bathroom, and the time scale increases based on the size.
Regulations and permissions
A bathroom remodelling project does not require planning permission, unless you intend to install a bathroom in a new room of your house, or if your house is listed. You can find out more about regulation and permission at the Planning Portal