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Tips for Building an Ensuite Bathroom

An en-suite bathroom can add a splash of luxury to your home. Also, it will make midnight trips to the bathroom feel much easier, and you can enjoy greater privacy in the property when showering, soaking in a hot bath, or brushing your teeth.

If you have a large master bedroom, you could convert a section of the room into an elegant, relaxing en-suite. Make fighting over the facilities a thing of the past, and read these tips for building an en-suite bathroom.

Contact a Qualified Plumber

Reaching out to a qualified plumber is the first step to take towards building a beautiful en-suite bathroom. After reviewing the property, they can provide information on the plumbing that would need rerouting to make an en-suite a reality. Contact Maintracts for help with a bathroom installation, as one of their qualified plumbers can provide advice on the possibilities within your current layout. Plus, they can direct you to experienced designers to create a stunning, tranquil bathroom.

Create a Realistic Budget

After talking to a plumber, you can make a more informed decision on your en-suite budget. However, it is crucial to create a realistic budget for fittings and fixtures. To create the bathroom of your dreams in a master bedroom, you will need to factor in the cost of:

  • Sanitaryware
  • Tiling
  • Taps
  • Plumbing materials
  • Labour
  • Decorative accessories

Choose the Right Products for the Room Size

If you are installing an en-suite bathroom into a small space, you can choose from many space-saving products, such as:

  • Short projection toilets
  • Slimline cisterns
  • Corner basins
  • Wall-mounted sinks
  • Pocket doors

The above products will allow you to enjoy a beautiful bathroom without compromising on space or aesthetics.

If space isn’t an issue, it is worth paying a little extra for products to create a more luxurious en-suite you will adore, such as his and her sinks, a freestanding bath, and even glass doors between the bedroom and bathroom to welcome more natural light.

Building New Walls in Your Master Bedroom

If you are not converting an existing room into an en-suite, you may need to partition your bedroom. To do so, you must build new walls to create a luxurious en-suite bathroom. Stud walls featuring a timber frame are often the best option, and plasterboard is typically placed over the top. Water-resistant plasterboard is an ideal choice for an en-suite, as it can prevent a damp build-up.

Learn About Your Planning Permission Requirements

Planning permission often isn’t required for building an en-suite in an existing property. However, you must apply for planning permission if installing an en-suite bathroom inside a listed building. Also, you may require planning permission if you are installing an en-suite in a loft conversion or home extension.

If you need to rewire the property to install an en-suite, or you are planning to alter drainage, change a building’s structure, or replace a heating system with a gas or solid fuel alternative, you will require approval from building control.

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