Bathroom fitters in Cheshunt
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Bathroom fitting in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire

This was another repeat order for LH Gas. The client came back to us after we completed a stunning bathroom to wet room conversion for him.  Although this was a smaller en-suite shower room, the same principles and processes would apply and our client knew that we always ensure a high-quality finish on all our projects.

Some of the groundwork had already been put in place while the original wet room was being installed. Items such as the Sturt and Turner Monsoon 3.5 bar twin impeller shower pump. This is one of the market leaders available and is well capable of supplying hot and cold water to two showers simultaneously.

Constant water on tap

The pump is also continually rated which, unlike cheaper units, means it can be run for as long as it is required. Cheaper pumps allow a split on/off running length, making them suitable for single shower installations only.

As the layout of the room was to be modified, our design team came up with the great idea of turning the WC around so that it sat neatly under the window, with the concealed cistern and frame installed to match the height of the window ledge. The ledge itself was tiled to create a deeper shelving area. Once the wall hung WC was installed, the room seemed instantly larger.

The shower itself was a small and compact 760x760mm cubicle with a tiled niche — again to create a more spacious feel. A stylish and modern wall-hung vanity drawer unit and basin were then installed to complete the sanitary installation.

Final luxury touches

As with most contemporary bathrooms installed by LH Gas the accessories are the items that really give a bathroom or shower room the proper “finish.” The modern Flova items that LH Gas recommend not only add a high quality look to the room but also add practicality to storing items like toilet rolls and small hand towels.

The final touch was the installation of underfloor heating for that extra luxury. This was installed under natural colour tiles, to give the room a spacious feel, sourced from Pentagon Tiles in Harlow. Matching grout and silicone corners completed the waterproof seal.

LH Gas were delighted to be awarded this job by a client who knew from previous experience that our designers and installers will always go the extra mile to ensure that we deliver a top quality service.

Bathroom fitters in Hertfordshire
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Bathroom fitting in Ware, Hertfordshire

This was another contract won by LH Gas thanks to a recommendation by a neighbour whose house we had previously worked on. The job here was a new bathroom and boiler installation at a property in Ware, Hertfordshire.

Although it was a rental property the client wanted a high standard bathroom that would be hard wearing and long lasting. As for the new boiler, we recommended a Worcester Bosch 25i combination boiler, capable of delivering over 10 litres of hot water a minute, at a 35 degree rise (depending on main water pressure and temperature.)

As always, we invited our customer to take full advantage of the discount we can offer on sanitaryware from our local suppliers, Ware Heating and Bathroom Centre. The clients chose their own tiles from a local shop and settled for large grey tiles with a decorative mosaic feature strip, along with dark grey floor tiles.

System filter and power flush

The new boiler was to be installed where the existing boiler was located and connected onto existing hot, cold and heating supplies, with the flue going horizontally through the wall. A Worcester Bosch system filter was also installed to help reduce sludge and debris build-up within the system.

A new Worcester Comfort 2 programmable room thermostat was also installed and a chemical power flush was carried out after the installation. An inhibitor was added to the system to prevent existing or new debris causing any damage. All commissioning paperwork was carried out and legally registered with Gas Safe and Worcester Bosch for the extended guarantees offered by LH Gas ltd.

To begin the bathroom installation the team removed all the old tile flooring, plasterboard and sanitaryware. Then new structures and foundations were installed to give the best finish to tile the walls and floors and install all the new sanitaryware.

Grey the colour of choice

The walls and floor were tiled using a specialist “Bahl” adhesive. Grey is becoming one of the most popular colour choices for bath and wetrooms and the tiles in this room were definitely a perfect fit with a modern feel that wouldn’t date.

Once all the tile work had been completed we could then carry out the second fix of the installation, in which all the sanitaryware is installed along with the finishing touches of a towel rail, mirror and glass shower screen.

Our customer was very pleased with the installation of both the new boiler and the new bathroom at their rental property and they have now asked the LH Gas team to quote for a similar job at their own home.

Roll top bath fitted in Hampstead
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Bathroom and wet room installation in Hampstead, north London

This was how we transformed an empty space into a high end bespoke bathroom for the master bedroom of the property.

Our client lives in a courtyard mews house in leafy Hampstead, London.

He wanted to use the full services that LH Gas Ltd can offer, from design through construction and fitting to completion.

The area for conversion was an empty room containing a staircase from the floor below. Our design team, in consultation with the client, drew up the plans to move the staircase and install a master bathroom with a wet room area.

Converting the room

Our first task was to remove the staircase and build a joisted floor section in its place, giving us a solid floor foundation to work on.  Next came the fixing of the wall panels using KERDI boards, which are specifically designed for wet room installations. The panels come already waterproofed, which means they only require tanking work where they intersect.

When the panels were up, the pipe work and electrical points were installed to fit the design and layout plans and we began the installation. This included a free standing roll top bath with floor mounted FLOVA bath taps, wall mounted FLOVA bi-directional shower valve with overhead and handheld head, and a high quality ANCONA  column radiator from The Radiator Company. Then finally a bespoke glass screen supplied by HERTFORD GLASS.  The room was now ready to be tiled.

Finishing touches

Our client had taken the advice of the LH Gas design team and visited PENTAGON TILES, of Harlow, where they could take advantage of our full trade discount. They selected a stunning light grey textured tile for the room and attractive mosaic tiles for the wet room floor area. Once the tiles were installed, the room was ready for the final fixing and silicone sealing of all the sanitary-ware.

Wet room installation

While we were at this property we also carried out an additional wet room conversion in the original bathroom, which was too small and didn’t work well with the house.  Once again we used KERDI BOARDS to waterproof the room and our client decided to use the same tiles as those in the master bathroom conversion, to maintain a common design theme. The only subtle change was that they used the wall tiles on the floor as well, to give the room a smoother flowing look.

In the wet room area of this second bathroom we installed a LINEAR waste. This is the ideal solution for level access showering because the floor former can be installed on an existing concrete or timber floor.  LINEAR waste is also good for bigger wet room areas and showers with a large water output, incorporating a decorative metal grating or tile insert option for a discreet minimal appearance.

Happy clients!

Once we had completed both rooms for our client LH Gas Ltd were pleased to receive their positive feedback. They were delighted with their new rooms and said that the end result was even better than they had expected.

Twin vanity units with matching sinks

Bathroom design and installation in Hertford

This beautiful bathroom renovation was carried out in Hertford by the LH Gas team. The customer approached us, knowing what they wanted, but unable to work out a suitable layout. Using our 3D Computer Aided Design software, our design team came up with ideas and presented the customer with accurate visual models of how the completed bathroom would look.

Our team developed a design that maximised the available space and gave a luxurious but practical feel which our clients agreed upon.

We recommended our customers attend a local bathroom showroom to find out more about the range of sanitary-ware available today.

Installation

At the commencement of the building works, all the old sanitary-ware was removed and internal walls were taken down. Remaining walls were stripped back to natural brickwork and the door and frame also removed. The customer had decided on a layout that required the wall between bathroom and back-bedroom be moved further back, adding extra space to the bathroom.

Walls were then rebuilt using stud frames. Designated wet areas were clad in 18mm ply-wood. Non-wet areas were bonded with 12mm moisture-proof plasterboard, plastered and decorated with specialist moisture proof bathroom paint. LH Gas don’t just build luxurious bathrooms; we aim to keep them that way for years to come.

The floor was constructed using ply-wood, and we installed a Ditra movement matt. This matt allows for heat expansion and the natural movement of wood. Underfloor electric heating was then installed before the floor was completely tiled.

Our design meant that walls were to be fully tiled in wet areas, while non-wet areas were half tiled and painted. All the tiles were installed using Bahl adhesive and grout coloured to match the tiles. As a feature, the bath-panel was to be mosaic.

The sanitary-ware chosen was from the PURA range. Twin wall mounted single basin units were installed and paired with mirrored vanity cabinets above. A P-shaped bath was then installed, which allows for more room in the shower area. Above the bath was an overhead shower.

A thermostatic blender shower valve with three-way diverter was installed. This allows you to select from three outlets from one valve. A retractable shower-hose was also fitted to the corner of the bath, and an overflow filler which removed the need for taps. Finally, a back to wall WC pan with concealed cistern was installed.

Finishing touches were added by having a luxury ladder towel rail installed. This was painted using specialist paint to match the wall tiles. To complete the modern look, water and moisture proof window shutters were installed.

This renovation was one of the biggest changes to this property and most definitely gave our customers a standard of luxury living. We are very proud to share this renovation as an example of work by the LH Gas Ltd team.

 

Walk-in shower and towel radiator
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Shower installation in Stevenage, Hertfordshire

LH Gas were asked by an existing customer to provide a quotation for a bathroom renovation. We had installed a heating system for them in the past and because they found our work so professional and reliable, they decided they wanted to give us the opportunity.

Our customers were undecided on how to best design the bathroom. One aim was to maximize the space while keeping in mind all the requirements of a family. With years of experience in bathroom design, LH Gas suggested a walk-in shower which would suit their requirements perfectly.

Once our quotation was accepted, the sanitary ware and tiles were selected and ordered. LH Gas provide a complete service, so we arranged a skip to be delivered at the address just before we started work.

Installation

In plumbing terms, the first stage of a bathroom renovation is called the “rip-out.” All the decommissioned plumbing, sanitary ware and tiles were removed and placed in the skip.

The second stage was to flatten walls and introduce the hot and cold water pipes into their new relevant positions. Since we were moving the WC, the soil pipe was moved and finally central heating pipes fitted, ready for the new towel rail.

We then installed a new 6mm ply floor cover and a low profile shower tray. After plastering, the shower wall was tiled from floor to ceiling and a splash back tiled for the basin area. The floor was finished with porcelain tiles and the remaining walls painted using a specialist waterproof bathroom paint.

After the decoration, the next stage of plumbing started. Towel radiator, shower, basin and close-coupled WC were all installed and to complete the high-end luxury look, we installed a bespoke shower screen with profile and wall / ceiling support.

Our customers were overwhelmed with the results of the renovation and said they would always highly recommend the LH Gas team in the future.

Ware bathroom installation
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Bathroom installation in Ware, Hertfordshire

This installation was an exciting project for the LH Gas team, as the property was a listed building, situated in Ware, Hertfordshire.

The room under renovation was a disused bathroom. It was going to require a great deal of work to turn it from the shell it was, into the incredibly modern and stunning bathroom we envisaged.

Like most listed buildings, this property was of considerable age and most of the walls and floors were uneven. To complete the foundations, LH Gas had to rebuild three of the walls and the floor. As one wall still had timber cladding, this had to be completely stripped back and repainted. Once we had sanded it back to bare wood, it was then painted with a Farrow and Ball specialist bathroom paint.

Our client’s dream was that the bathroom would be both tranquil and luxurious. With this in mind, we suggested glass paneling on the lower parts of the walls.

Installation

 The complexity of this installation required time and care. Keeping the character of the room, without causing damage or removing key features was important. Once the foundations were complete, we started work on the glass paneling templates.

We regularly use Hertford Glass on our projects, and this renovation was no different. Every glass panel was bespoke and made using back-painted glass, the colour choice being from the Farrow and Ball colour-chart.

For the final finishing touches, we built a bespoke mirrored cabinet above the basin and the cabinetry around the boiler that was situated in the bathroom. We had installed under-floor heating and a modern towel rail to add to the warmth and comfort.

We are thrilled with the results of this complex installation and proud to say the clients are as pleased as we are.