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Steve Jones & Lorna Jones
Steve and Lorna Jones got in touch late 2013 around September looking for a quote on a bathroom, well, they actually wanted a quote for a kitchen also but they were having problems with leaks from the bathroom so the priority was to get that sorted before thinking about the new kitchen installation. There was also a problem with excess condensation in the bathroom area which we believe was causing problems downstairs. The condensation could have been down to a number of causes so a process of elimination was called for. Steve was also worried about future damage so wanted the bathroom area to be tanked which was something we did before anything else. The bathroom design was done on CAD before ordering the various bits and pieces so we were sure that the layout was correct. Steve and Lorna went for a contemporary desing in the bathroom with Granite wall tiles, Quartz worktop, freestanding bath style sink, a back to wall toilet with anti condensation cistern and a reinforced acrylic bath with waterfall style taps. The flooring was an aquastep flooring which is designed specifically for bathrooms in that it has a waterproof locking system. A new shower enclosure and thermostatic shower were also installed.
Once we had settled on the bathroom design it was decided by Steve and Lorna that they would like to get the kitchen done at the same time so that they only had to deal with the mess and disruption once. Good thinking i suppose but the only downside was that they wanted both doing before Christmas! Ok, no pressure! By the time work had started on the bathroom it was now late November so we really had to get a move on. The kitchen chosen was a cream shaker door – Cartmel Ivory – which is an MDF wrapped woodgrain door, hardwearing and easy to clean. This door replicates a true timber door and has a textured timber woodgrain finish to it and is available in any colour. Ie you can bring your colour to us and we will match it. The worktop chosen was very similar to the bathroom worktop being a mirror chip quartz.
Not only did we have the kitchen to fit but we had a problem with the electrics in that they were still on the old mains board which had to be modified in order to supply the kitchen with its own ring. Steve and lorna had also decided they wanted a full rip out ie they wanted all the old plaster removing from the walls and renewing with plasterboard and skim. No usually a problem but Christmas was getting much nearer and the days flying past at this point! Onwards and upwards they say! To cut a long long long story short we got everything plastered, rewired, replumbed, new kitchen installed, new flooring and even popped some tiles on the wall in time for christmas and the results are shown above!
Full kitchen rip out. All walls were stripped back to brick to achieve perfectly square corners and perfectly flat wall surfaces once plastered. The kitchen need a full rewire and new ring main putting in which also involved upgrading the main consumer unit. All associated plumbing and gas work was undertaken. New aqua loc flooring and underlay was installed after levelling the floor and we also did the tiling and painting once the kitchen was installed.
Worktop chosen was the black mirror chip quartz which looks great against the cream doors. All templating and fitting is included in our quotes.