Bathroom Fitters Tips

When you have decided to either remodel or completely replace your existing bathroom, unless you are a multi- skilled professional and prefer to do all the purchasing and building, wiring, plumbing, flooring and joinery yourself, you will need to hire a professional. In fact, you would need to hire a number of qualified professionals to do the job for you, unless you get one bathroom fitter to do everything. The chances are there will be some jobs they will not be able to do and they may need to sub contract other specialists to do certain tasks, but you will have the advantage of one price for the entire job.

If you go for the option of splitting the task into several jobs and hire tradesmen to do them separately, it may prove very expensive, you need to get an average of three quotes for each job and check if they have a minimum charge as it may mean small jobs will be costing too much as a result. You may find you can save money by doing the waste disposal yourself, as the fitter may be charging you for a skip hire for the duration, or is being charged business rates to take the waste to the local refuse centre. It is worth comparing the cost of the fitting spread over several contractors to the cost of hiring one bathroom fitter to do everything, provided they have all the necessary skills.

You should definitely make sure that they do have all the necessary experience as well as being able to safely fit every appliance within building regulations and be able to supply the required safety certification upon completion. Their experience, when it comes to a job like tiling, can make a lot of difference to the cost as well as the final results. If you are hiring a fitter and they have just a little tiling experience you may find you have to pay a lot more for the job because they work very slowly compared to a more experienced professional tiler. This especially applies to the gas and electric specialists that the fitter uses, they must be qualified and able to issue the relevant safety certificates.

It is worth interviewing your potential contractors and getting answers to key questions like are they doing all the work themselves, are they qualified to do so and if they are using sub contractors will they be checking the quality of their work and be able to guarantee it afterwards? Also when you are getting quotations you need to make sure that every point is covered and when you have chosen the contractors you want to do the job, you need to get those quotations in writing with definite start and completion dates and be fully briefed on any potential added expenses that might crop up before ordering.