With the increasing cost of water, many households are turning away from the traditional bath, to the convenience of a shower. There are however, a number of other reasons why you may be considering adding a shower to your bathroom, or converting your bathroom into a shower room.
Many of the two-up two-down terraced houses build in the 19th and early 20th centuries in towns and cities up and down the country had no bathrooms at all. Instead, a tin bath was bought inside and filled by hand with hot water. As time went on most of these properties were either demolished, or had a small two storey kitchen/bathroom extension on the side or rear of the building.
As time has gone on they have become increasingly popular with first time buyers. With bathrooms that can at best be described as functional, a bathroom conversion is a favourite project, and Portsmouth’s No1PHD plumbers are finding themselves increasingly called in to convert a small, old style bathroom, into a trendy modern shower room.
We all want to remain as independent as we can during our older years. Nonetheless, mobility often starts to become a problem. While we can navigate through our home, bending to get into and out of a bath becomes more difficult, with the increasing risk of falling or slipping in the bath and injuring ourselves.
With this in mind, PHD can offer a number of solutions. Modern electric shower installations can include none-slip tiles, grab-rails, sliding shower screens, and build-in seating, which lifts flat when not in use. Shower and temperature controls can be fitted to be in easy reach of anyone sitting on the seat. As a single senior or older couple, these changes may be enough to provide that extra level of accessibility for years to come.
For a family that has taken in aging parents, but who want to retain their bath, having a chat to one of No1PHD’s Portsmouth based bathroom fitters can often provide a solution. Electric showers can be installed above the bath, or in purpose-built walk-in shower pods that can be added to the bathroom.
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When the kids reach their mid-teens, cleanliness it seems, becomes the new God. No matter how well you try to plan it, if you just have a bath, and everyone is going out on the same evening, prepare for a long wait. Not only because of the time it takes for the kids to soak themselves in the bath. But depending on your heating system, the time it takes to get the water back up to temperature.
Getting No1PHD plumbing team to add an electric shower in the bathroom can reduce waiting time enormously. Providing of course, strict instructions are shower only. If space and budget allows, you could consider adding an en-suite with electric shower to the master bedroom.
If you live in an area where mains water pressure is low, or your hot water system struggles when a couple of taps are opened together, you might think an electric shower is the last thing you want. Modern electric power-showers will increase the water pressure flowing from the showerhead. Providing you the strong, invigorating water pressure you want from your morning shower.
After noticing that the house was unusually cold, we found that the heating wasn’t coming on and that our hot water had also failed. We called the team at No 1 PHD who dispatched an engineer to investigate. After discovering that the culprit was a faulty boiler part, they ordered in a new part and got it fitted as quickly as possible. The guys were great, and we couldn’t be happier.
For days, we’ve noticed a foul smell coming from outside and a gurgling sound coming from one of the drains. Whenever it would rain, the area around it would flood slightly and take ages to drain. We tried buying drain unblockers, but none seemed effective. Eventually, we turned to No 1 PHD and were left wondering why we didn’t do this sooner.