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Brilliant Bebington Overhaul – Part One

Welcome to our Brilliant Bebington Overhaul work blog post. This work blog will be split into two separate posts, with the first showing the main bathroom renovation as well as external pipework. The second post, which will be coming in the next week, will show the shower room renovation. We can’t wait to show you the before and after photos of that project!

But for now, let’s concentrate on part one of this blog post. We were asked to create an Edwardian themed bathroom, keeping in touch with the overall character of the property itself. The specification was to have a framed basin, a traditional toilet, with the main feature being a large custom finish roll top freestanding bath.

Comparison & Testimonial

Before and After Comparison

Kirk and his team carried out two jobs – complete renovation of existing bathroom and conversion of a ‘junk’ room into a shower room. Superb from first visit, through design, purchase and installation. Excellent communication and attention to detail throughout the process. I couldn’t be happier with the finished rooms. Can’t recommend highly enough.” – Mr. Carney.

Starting off

The first piece of the puzzle in this Brilliant Bebington Overhaul was to create a design that was exactly what our client wanted. This is where our experience can really come through, from knowing which brands to pick to advising on the general layout of the room. Then, we can start to bringing the vision to life.

The first thing we do at the start of every job is completely cover all the working areas and surrounding areas of the bathroom. Once we have done this, we shut off the water supply and begin the rip-out. We first close the water supply to reduce the risk of any water damage that may otherwise be caused by this process. Prevention is always better than cure. Back to bare brick we go!

With this project, as well as every other, it is paramount that all the walls are perfectly level. In an old Edwardian house like this, the only way that was going to be achieved was by replacing all walls. To future proof the room as much as possible, we were particular with materials. An example of this was using Eco-Therm plasterboard on all external walls. In a room this big, we want to maintain as much heat as possible.

Bringing it together

From this moment on, it became easier and easier to see the final vision. We began tiling the floor after the walls were plastered. Ready in time for Jack from JD Joinery to come and start the panelling. Now, this was an area of debate and the final plan was only confirmed two days prior to installation. We hope this shows the flexibility and ability to adapt that our team has. We finally settled on full panelling as opposed to just picture frames, and we couldn’t be happier. It gives that depth and sharpness to the room. The room was painted with Farrow & Ball, and hats off to our wonderful client here, as the colour really does the room justice.

From then on, it was just about getting this Brilliant Bebington Overhaul over the line. Using a Harrogate Bathroom line really highlighted the era we were trying to bring to life with this bathroom. We created a one of a kind bath for our client. We found a specific RAL colour and using a local body repair centre, Auto Renew, we were able to get that perfect finish.

Another highlight of the project was the incredible Oval Column Cast Iron Radiator in an antique brass finish. This large radiator gave us the BTU heat output needed to warm the space. Not only that, but it fits in beautifully with the theme. The beautiful chrome framed basin brings the room together as well as highlights the great plumbing work done on this job.

Lastly, and arguably the piece de la resistance, is the amazing Kichler Lacey Mission Bronze Semi-Flush Ceiling Fitting. Along with the matching wall lights, give the room its warmth and soul. The perfect place to get a bath and rinse the night away.

Just the start

The above was just the start of the work we needed to do at this property. We also had to completely replace 12 meters of 100mm cast iron soil stack to 110mm plastic soil pipe. This was done to allow us to add an additional toilet onto the soil pipe and boss all new waste directly into the soil pipe.

This work took a monumental amount of effort, ensuring that the entire length of pipe was perfectly level in every direction. That is a hard enough task with a normal house but this Edwardian home rose up more than 12m above ground! We were delighted with the finished results, using red brick die when filling in old holes, and those results can be seen below.

As mentioned above, this allowed us to add a second toilet onto the pipe. This is what will be shown in part two of this Brilliant Bebington Overhaul. We converted an old ‘junk room’ into a beautiful shower room, adding a sky light and transforming this space into a stunning room. This is one we cannot wait to show off. But, for now, here is a little teaser.

Finishing off

In conclusion, the Edwardian bathroom is a timeless embodiment of luxury and sophistication, a testament to the charm of a bygone era. Its meticulous attention to detail, from the ornate fixtures to the exquisite tiles, showcases a dedication to craftsmanship that has stood the test of time. We hope you’ve been inspired to infuse a touch of this era’s style into your own bathroom spaces.

Whether you’re fortunate enough to own an original Edwardian bathroom or you’re looking to recreate its allure in a modern context, the beauty of this design style is undeniable. So, why not pay homage to this classic period, bringing a sense of timeless grace and refinement to your daily routines? Get in touch with us by any of the means below. Alternatively, fill out the contact form and we will get back to you.

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To see more of our previous work, click here for our gallery and here for our work blog post page. Thank you for your time reading this Brilliant Bebington Overhaul and for your consideration.

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