Why Get A Wet Room?

Sometimes you want to adapt your bathroom for everyone, so having a new Bathroom can be highly beneficial. Not only can it look great, the extra accessibility is very practical, particularly if a family member or friend has mobility issues, as they won’t need to worry about the shower tray. Non-slip tiles in your new bathroom, should also be a factor, which limits slipping risks for everyone. As well as the practicalities, wet rooms can also be visually pleasing, being open-plan. You can have your own ideas in the design, such as ambient lighting which can be soft and warm, or cool and sophisticated. You can also decide on what materials to use, to keep the look modern or traditional. It’s up to you!


The design aspect of a new bathroom means your home is likely to get a value boost, due to being adaptable for all ages. Potential home owners who look round will notice the work done and will be pleased that they won’t need to do any, which is a plus if you’re selling! They will likely notice the potential for saving space and how simple cleaning will be. Without the shower tray and less fixtures, there won’t be as many options for grime or mould to build up, particularly as moisture damage is unlikely. Call us today for a free quotation on your new Bathroom Installations in Strood.


Thermostatic Shower Power!

Fed up of your shower changing temperatures constantly? You should get a thermostatic mixer! By having a thermostatic shower installed, you will find that the temperature will be regulated and you won’t have the nasty surprise of either a chilly burst of water or a potential scalding! This is a good idea for families who use washing machines a lot and are also likely to have the tap on often for dishes. With a thermostatic mixer, you can be confident that the temperature will be relaxing, rather than a shock! The great thing about thermostatic showers, is that you don’t need to adjust them again once you’ve found your perfect temperature, therefore it is personalised to your own choice.


Thermostatic showers are also eco-friendly, due to the lack of water wastage. Normally with a shower you have to wait for it to heat up, therefore wasting water in the meantime. With a mixer, it will get it to the right temperature quickly, therefore potentially saving you money on your next energy bill. For New Bathroom fitting, call the expert Plumber in Rochester, call Smithsons today.


How To Deal With Flooding In Your Bathroom

When you’re on holiday, the last thing you want to worry about is flooding, but unfortunately sometimes it can happen without warning. For instance, you could get a spontaneous burst pipe. So, if you come back and find your bathroom has been flooded, try to look at it logically and calmly, whilst getting the help of a professional, as some things will need looking at closely and carefully. Excess water will need to be removed, as well as the potential need for repair work on pipes and anything affected by the flood. Damp can cause a lot of damage if it’s left for too long, as well as causing unsightly mould and mildew. Without knowing how bad the issues are, you could eventually find yourself with a large bill.


There are some things you can do to help, whilst you wait for a professional. You can turn off the stopcock in the house to halt water flow. This will stop any more leakage occurring. Mopping up any sitting water, will limit the chance of it soaking into the floor and leaking through underneath. You need to ensure the electricity in that room is also off, to limit any risk to anyone. You should also remove anything that could be hazardous during clean up, such as anything that easily collapses. Make sure you wear protective clothes, shoes and gloves to keep yourself safe from hazards whilst calling Smithsons, Bathroom fitters in Rochester, the professional plumbers to arrive.


The Advantages Of A Cloakroom Bathroom

If you have any extra space in your house that you don’t know what to do with, then a cloakroom could be something to consider as a renovation project. New builds tend to have cloakrooms these days, so by adding one you could also raise the value of your property. If you ever wanted to sell, having this new feature could be something a potential buyer wants. If there is already one there, then it is less work for them, which could sway them if they are undecided whether to purchase your property or not.


The great thing about a cloakroom is that they are using a space that would be left to gather dust, such as the area under the stairs. Make sure to properly think through the options though, as you wouldn’t want it to be cramped.


An advantage of a cloakroom is when you have guests, they can use it without having to go upstairs. This is especially useful if they have any mobility issues. Having a small toilet downstairs means it is easy access. It also means there are no big queues to use the room if you have a big family. A second room means you can save time and also stress! This is also particularly handy if you want your family to grow, as you can reduce any future issues by having a more functional space. Call today for a free quotation on all Bathroom installations in Walderslade.


Bathroom Ideas For 2021

Sometimes you may find the amount of possessions in your bathroom can be too many, therefore taking up a lot of space. By fitting a lot of storage sections (such as a new closet with shelves and draws) you will find it is a lot less stressful, especially if you have a vast collection of toiletries gathered over the years!


It can be quite freeing to change around the room, particularly if you are not happy with how the room looks and want it to be visually pleasing. Family and friends often pop in and out so it is a room that is seen a lot. Sometimes just a small tweak is all the room may need, such as swapping out the shower for a shower/bath combination, which can make the room seem bigger and modern. This in turn can help to boost the value of your home as well.


Fitting a new bathroom can give the room the overhaul it might need, particularly if you have bought an older property with an outdated bathroom. But if this is not the case, then something as easy as changing the sink (such as updating it with a floating sink!), changing the tiles, cabinet size, type of bath you buy…it can really give the room a boost. Call us today for free advice, a visit and a quotation on your new bathroom installation in Walderslade.


How Can You Save Water at Home or Work?

By saving water, you are helping both the environment and yourself financially. There are a few ways you can do this:

Limit Time in The Shower

If possible, try and have a shower rather than a bath. A bath generally uses about 80 litres, but a shower uses half the amount of water in 5 minutes. Even just removing 1 minute can save many litres of water each year, as well as save money on bills.

Look For Leaks

By looking for any small leaks, such as taps dripping, you can stop 15 litres of water being wasted each day. If you suspect a leak at all you should get a professional plumber to have a look.

Turn Off Your Taps!

When you’re brushing your teeth or washing the dishes, make sure you turn off the taps. You can actually save around 9 litres a minute doing this.


By getting a dual-flush toilet you can decrease water use by over 50%. You have the choice whether to use a full or a half flush, which will be difference between around 6 litres or 3 litres.

Water Meter

By having a water meter fitted, you can keep an eye on how much you are spending, therefore you can be more aware of how much water you’re using. Those with water meters tend to save about 30 litres each person. You could also consider changing old appliances for new energy saving ones with water efficiency, which will be more eco-friendly as a plus. If you need more information, advise or require a Plumber in Rochester, call Smithson plumbing.


How to Improve A Small Bathroom

Even if you haven’t got a big bathroom, it doesn’t mean you can’t give it a lift. By knowing what design, you want, and planning ahead, you could brighten up the room without much trouble.


One way of increasing the shower space, is to choose to have hidden pipes underneath the tiles. This is also aesthetically pleasing, as it gives the room a smooth, look.


Another way of enhancing the bathroom and making it more open, is to add mirrors. This can help the bathroom look larger due to the reflecting light, as well as looking stylish. If you’re concerned about the ambience being cold or sharp, then you can use accessories such as bright towels to add a splash of colour, or even add a houseplant so the room feels aesthetically cosy.


If you want to make the most of your bathroom without buying anything new, or changing the interior, then the other option is to tidy the space you already have. This means getting rid of toiletries, items or even any furniture you may have that you don’t plan to use. By doing this you could recycle them or offer them to charity shops. After this you can make use of any new found space, to make your bathroom how you want it.


Call us for a free quotation on any New Bathroom Installations in Rainham.


Benefits Of Hiring A Professional Plumber

There are many reasons why you should hire a professional plumber for any projects that need undertaking at home. They are experienced in plumbing woes and can help and advise when things go badly, and refix things that have been attempted unprofessionally.


A skilled plumber can improve, repair and restore any problems that may appear, knowing what sort of solution is needed. They can also focus on the safety of your home, as unprofessional plumbers can cause hazards to the property. So it is vital you get regular examinations on any work you get done.


It is best on a legal sense to use a professional, as if anything goes wrong it means you’re liable for any problems that may arise. Insurance companies are unlikely to take any claims if it was done by an amateur.


At the end of the day it’s always best to get an expert to check over any plumbing issues you have. You’ll be able to relax more without the stress of whether or not it was done properly, and you’ll know that it’s in safe hands. If you require a professional Plumber in Rochester, just call us today.


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The advantages of a shower room:

  • Completely waterproof
  • Creates a luxurious feel
  • Flexibility of design and layout with a level access shower
  • Safety and convenience, especially for the elderly or less-able
  • Easy to maintain and clean
  • Can add value to your home


For more details and a free quotation on new Bathroom installations in Medway call us today.


Smithsons Plumbing are pleased to announce they are now Manufacturer approver suppliers of the Aquasil MiniDUE water softener and drinking water system in Rochester.

The system is installed underneath each sink and will provide the highest quality drinking water by combining natural polyphosphates to the water flowing through. The system also eliminates the build-up of limescale within the pipes. For more information about how this will help you in everyday life, call Smithsons Plumbing in Rochester.

No more mould!

Mira have developed a new slimline shower tray that has been designed to reduce bacteria and mould growth. The trays are made from an acrylic-capped resin stone coated with BioCote® technology which prevents mould and bacteria by up to 99.9%!


The trays have been designed to fit shower enclosures or could be used as part of a walk in shower installation and come in a range of fashionable colours, White, Anthracite, Titanium Grey, Taupe and Grey.


This is just one of the latest innovations available for Bathroom installations in Chatham, contact your local friendly plumber for advice and help. Smithstons Plumbing are a local family business offering a total service to customers.


Happy Plumbers


A recent survey of jobs in the UK has found Plumbers to be the happiest professionals in the UK with 55% saying they were ‘very happy’ in life and not a single plumber saying they were unhappy in their job.


Builders were second on the list at 38%. The survey, commissioned by Boundless the experiences company, aimed to uncover the secrets to happiness both at home and at work.


The high percentage of self-employment in the plumbing industry is said to play a part in their happiness. Plumbers also ranked highly for quality of sleep and physical activity with 64% of them saying they often try new experiences.


The survey goes to show that home and work balance both play an equal role in the overall happiness of people.


To get in touch with a happy plumber in Rainham, get in touch with Smithsons today.


Accessible Bathroom Design


With an ever-expanding market for accessible bathrooms, here are some ideas to get you started on designing your own functional and effective bathroom.


1. Wall hung cupboards

Cupboards hung in optimal positions on walls make for a both accessible and contemporary design. By placing cupboards strategically around a room, you can minimise obstructions while creating a minimalist, spa-style bathroom.

2. Low-slip floor tiles

An essential for any bathroom, try embracing a monochromatic colour scheme by using black, white or grey low-slip tiles. They create a safe environment and reduce the risk of falling in bathrooms with accessible showers.

3. Walk-in baths

A walk-in bath with a water tight door is a dignifying reintroduction to baths for those previously unable to bath alone due to the risk of tripping. Incorporate with bold geometric shapes or modern towel rails for a safe and accessible bathroom for everyone.


For accessible bathroom installation, there is no job too small for Smithsons Plumbing in Gillingham.


Anticipated Bathroom Trends

Ideal are predicting that bathroom trends will be moving away from light and airy and sharp clean lines to dark and relaxing!


They forecast more use of dark greys, metallics and bold colours with black flooring and matte finishes instead of gloss. White tiles will enhance the design and LED adjustable lighting to provide a relaxing atmosphere with your favourite music supplied by a dedicated sound system. Ideal suggest that people want a bathroom where they can relax and have some ‘me’ time and escape from their hectic schedules. For Bathroom Installations in Rochester call Smithsons Plumbing.


Installing or renovating a bathroom is a popular choice on a list of most wanted home improvements.


The choice of designs and the move to showers is also a factor for many. Adding an extra shower in the family home can relieve tension in the rush to get to work in the morning.


Disabled adaptations are no longer ugly and purely practical, they can be incorporated into a family bathroom or ensuite and be as attractive and easy on the eye as the rest of the home.


The key to a successful project is employing the right person to carry out the work. Smithsons Plumbing in Rainham are a family business with who regularly install and fit bathrooms and showers in the Medway area.


Smithsons Plumbing services provide round the clock emergency Plumbers in Rochester as well as a fully comprehensive bathroom installation service to Rochester and Medway. We can provide a high quality Bathroom fitting service for homeowners, from plumbing and electrical work to building and re-decoration, giving a dream bathroom from just one supplier.


We can also fit a pre-purchased bathroom suite and help with the bathroom layout and design, advising upon, relocating radiators and water supply to fit the new layout and fitting heated floors and thermostatic shower units. We can quote for complete bathroom refurbishment or part bathroom suites at competitive prices, so for a quality fitting service or Emergency Plumber in Rochester, call Smithsons Plumbing today.