Post by Wetroom Materials
Let’s start with the value a wet room can add to a home. Say £10,000 according to a recent study. Then work back from that because it all depends on so many elements like the size of the space, sanitary ware, toilet, basin, what fittings you choose, how stylish and cool you want it to look – the wow factor.
Prospective purchasers of a new home seem to base a significant impression on just two rooms – the kitchen and the bathroom. We can understand that as a bathroom invokes a time for relaxation and recharging; a wet room that looks great will appeal to a buyer than an average family bathroom.
The beauty is in the detail, as with so many other things in life. For example, you want your wet room to have a shower area on the same level as the rest of the floor space, with beautifully tiled floor and walls that encompass you in a clean, stylish design. A common shower tray and cubicle ruins the aesthetics of your bathroom.
Glass panels without ugly supporting metal frames allow the eye flow through to take in the stylistic lines. Carefully engineered floor slopes and grout lines ensure that water from the shower does not get near the rest of the bathroom or fittings like towel rails and clothes hooks.
Linear drains that run parallel to the shower wall can appear almost invisible and are a joy compared with the ugly grating in the middle of the floor underneath where you stand. That level of attention to detail is what makes the difference between average and superb. For a hotel, this level of detail is what can attract repeat business.
It’s reasonable to assume that a starting cost will be in the region of £5,000 and the upper end totally depends to a large extent on the size (think floor and wall tiles at about £50 per square metre).
Like any construction project, labour is one of the biggest cost elements – probably the biggest. You want to engage an expert and experienced team because a wet room is a specialist installation. A space within a home or a hotel where a high level of water flow is present, does require a high standard of care to install. At the basic level, it has to be fully and robustly waterproof with adequate tanking and flexible membrane to protect the fabric and structure of the building it inhabits. The last thing you or your client want is to have sneaking concerns about leaks and damp. Go with a top quality installer. It’s basically insurance against disappointment.
We supply wet rooms systems that are of the highest standard. Our expert installers ensure trouble-free installations, and we also supply materials and components to self-installers. You can browse our product range here.
Why not download our free eBook The Architects Wet Room Design Guide which answers many questions about the special features of our wet room systems and why we should be on your go-to list when considering wet room specifications and installations.
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17th May 2018
My client bought a range of Wet Room Unislope Systems from our local retailer, Bathworks. We struggled to find anyone to come to site and take responsibility for the waterproofing until we came across Wet Room Materials. They were willing to stand over their tanking system and more than helpful throughout all stages of the installation from site survey and room preparation to installation. A 10 Year no leak fully insured warranty gave me the confidence that we were dealing with a professional organisation. I would highly recommend these guys and will certainly be using them going forward.
Steven Quinlan | Director | Citius Limited
I have honestly found, Wet Room Materials to be an easy and reliable company to work with. Whether it be a one wet room residential project, apartment block or a gym; they ensure there are no installation problems and we don’t have to worry about leaks. They take care of the specification and advising us on correct build ups and preparation. On a recent project we were able to buy their Unislope System p from our bathroom show room retailer and they subsequently came to site to tank out the bathrooms. It was a time sensitive job and The Wet Room lads worked through the evening and into the weekend to ensure we completed the project on time. I have no hesitation in recommending Wet Room Materials. They are a pleasure to deal with.
Noel Geraghty | Director/Founder | NGS Mechanical Services
In Bright Designs, we understand the importance of specifying a reliable waterproofing system for bathrooms. We have worked on a number of projects with Wet Room Materials over the years and I can honestly say that their waterproofing installation service offers complete peace of mind for us and our clients. The Wet Room Materials Team are there throughout all stages of the project from site survey and specification to installation. More importantly they also give us a 10 year no leak guarantee. I also like the fact that they will handle communication with the client and contractors in terms of delivering a high-quality installation which allows me the head space to focus on other aspects of the build."
Alan Burns | Director/Co-founder | Bright Designs. B Arch, B Sc Arch, MRIAI.