Considerations for bathroom installation

The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in any home, and its important that this is installed correctly and professionally. Here at Gilston Building Services, we have years of experience, and a strong commitment to customer services. In fact, we are the leading professional bathroom installation experts in Darwen. And this is our guide to the most important considerations for bathroom installation.

What are the most important considerations for bathroom installation?

When installing any bathroom there are a number of considerations to take into account. These include:

  • The bathroom fixtures- the bathroom fixtures are the most important aspect of any bathroom. And these need to be installed in a practical way that makes the most of the floor space available and allows enough room between the different fixtures for practical movement. For example, you may need to choose shower doors that fold and slide, instead of those that open outwards. Also, to save space in small bathrooms you might need to consider slimline bathroom fixtures as well as clever storage solutions to ensure that your bathroom can safely fit all of the necessary fixtures. For larger bathrooms you may be able to install additional fixtures that you hadn’t thought of, such as a double vanity sink unit, or a bath as well as a walk in shower.
  • The bathroom layout- the layout of the bathroom can help you make the most of the space available. Designing a practical layout can be a good idea before you order your new bathroom fixtures and fittings. Corner installations can be a good addition to any bathroom layout.
  • The style of the bathroom- for any bathroom installation you should also consider the style of the fixtures and fittings. It is important that your bathroom fixtures use the right design style, and all of your fixtures match this chosen interior theme.

For more information or advice, or for professional, high quality bathroom installation, get in touch with the team today, here at Gilston Building Services.

Benefits of a wet room

If you’re thinking of installing a new bathroom, you could consider a wet room instead. This is a tanked, waterproof room where the shower space is not confined to a cubicle or quadrant. Instead, the whole of the bathroom space can be freely used. Here at Gilston Building Services, we install high quality, stunning bathrooms and wet rooms across Darwen. And this is our guide to everything you should know about the benefits of a wet room.

So, what are the benefits of a wet room?

There are a number of advantages and benefits that you can expect from installing a wet room in your property. These benefits include:

  • Increasing the property value- homes with a wet room often have an increased value. This is because a wet room is seen as more valuable and luxurious to buyers, and is something that can make your property more attractive when on the market.
  • Increasing the space- a wet room allows you to wash and shower in space, so you wont be feeling confined in the shower cubicle anymore. This also means that there is more floor space, as there is no shower tray, or shower doors to worry about. As a result, a wet room can also be a very effective option in small to medium sized bathrooms too, as this will make the best use of the space available.
  • Accessibility- because a wet room doesn’t need a shower enclosure, there is no shower tray to step over either. For people with mobility issues this can be a fantastic option, increasing safety and promoting independence too.
  • Easy to clean- wet rooms are so much easier to clean than a standard bathroom, because of the lack of shower enclosure. There are less surfaces, as well as less gaps and joins in a wet room, which can make cleaning so much easier, and faster.

For more information or advice about your bathroom or wet room, or for professional installation, get in touch with the team today, here at Gilston Building Services.

Kitchen cabinet considerations

Whether you need to simply replace the existing kitchen cabinets, or you are transforming your kitchen completely, we are the team of professional kitchen fitters that can help, here at Gilston Building Services. But while our professional installation will help ensure the quality of your kitchen, there are some considerations you will need to take into account, regarding your choice of kitchen cabinets. So what are these considerations? And how can you be sure to make the right choice for your property?

What are the most important kitchen cabinet considerations?

There are a number of important considerations for your kitchen cabinets. These include:

  • The style and design- the kitchen cabinet doors are some of the most prominent features in any kitchen. These need to reflect the style and design of the kitchen overall. For contemporary kitchen spaces, handleless cabinet doors, with sleek, smooth finishes can be very effective. While for traditional kitchens, decorative and detailed doors can be much more fitting.
  • The size- kitchen cabinets are available in a range of depths and heights. This means that you could opt for tall kitchen cabinets, that reach to the ceiling, providing an extra foot or more of storage space. This can be very beneficial for smaller kitchens, or for medium sized kitchens where you would like to remove some lower cabinets for a breakfast bar or kitchen seating.
  • The layout- the layout of the kitchen cabinets determines the overall layout of your kitchen space, and can be crucial for crating a kitchen space with an effective flow. There are a number of different layouts to choose from, depending on the size and shape of your kitchen overall.

For more information or advice, or for professional kitchen installation in Darwen, get in touch with the team today, here at Gilston Building Services.

Advantages of choosing a new bathroom this New Year

Fitting a new bathroom can be an exciting prospect for your home, and is a great option for your New Year resolution. Here at Gilston Building Services, we have years of experience, and a strong commitment to customer services. In fact, we are the leading professional kitchen installation experts in Darwen. And this is our guide to the advantages of choosing a new bathroom this New Year.

What are the advantages of choosing a new bathroom this New Year?

There are a number of benefits to choosing a new bathroom installation this New Year. These include:

  • Adding new bathroom features- installing a new bathroom is the perfect opportunity to add any new fixtures or fittings that you might be interested in. For example, you may want to switch out the bath for a walk in shower, or add a sink or fitted cabinets. Whatever you want to change, a new bathroom installation can allow you to make the developments you are interested in, perfect for your New Year goals.
  • Changing the layout- along with adding fixtures and fittings, a new bathroom installation is the perfect opportunity to think about the bathroom layout, and make changes where necessary. Working with a professional team of bathroom fitters like us here at Gilston Building Services can allow these changes to be made very effectively.
  • Adapting your bathroom- if your needs and requirements from a bathroom have changed, a new installation can be a good way to ensure that your bathroom space is suitable for you and your household moving forward. Whether its mobility issues, or the addition of young children, your bathroom should be designed with your requirements in mind for maximum practicality.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Gilston Building Services.

Bathroom design and installation Darwen

Redesigning your bathroom, or installing a brand new one, can be quite a challenge. Especially if you are trying to create a particular effect or design style. As result, you should always choose a professional bathroom fitting team to work with, like us, here at Gilston Building Services. We install high quality, stunning bathrooms across Darwen. And this is our guide to everything you should know about bathroom design and installation.

Key considerations for bathroom design and installation

So, what are the key factors to consider when designing and installing a new bathroom? Well, there are several, including:

  • The layout- the layout is one of the first things to consider, as this needs to be safe and practical, as well as visually effective. Here at Gilston Building Services, we can help you make sure that your bathroom layout will be effective, and even help to plan the layout, to ensure that all of your bathroom fixtures will fit in the space effectively.
  • The bathroom fixtures- you will also need to consider which bathroom fixtures to install. For some households, choosing between a bath and a shower is impossible, and both will need to be installed. While for others, a double sink, or a fitted bathroom, will be important.
  • Practical installation- once you have chosen your new bathroom suite, the installation will begin. It’s important that this is practical, and that all of the fixtures are installed to a high standard, not only for the visual appeal of the bathroom, but also for the safety and practicality of the space.

Choose Gilston Building Services for bathroom design and installation

Here at Gilston, we can offer:

  • high quality results
  • work completed to timescale and budget
  • great customer service

For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Gilston Building Services.

Advantages of hiring professional kitchen fitters

Fitting a new kitchen can be an exciting prospect for your home. But you should always hire a professional team. Here at Gilston Building Services, we have years of experience, and a strong commitment to customer services. In fact, we are the leading professional kitchen installation experts in Darwen. And this is our guide to the advantages of hiring professional kitchen fitters.

What are the advantages of hiring professional kitchen fitters?

There are a number of advantages to hiring professional kitchen fitters to install your new kitchen. These advantages include:

  • A high quality result- by hiring a team of professionals, like us here at Gilston Building Services, you can be sure that your kitchen will be installed to the highest quality. Every fixture will be positioned with care and attention, and your kitchen will be completed to perfection.
  • Expertise and experience- fitting your new kitchen might not always seem too challenging, but there are a number of unforeseen and unpredictable circumstances that can arise. Pipework and electrics also need to be an important consideration. Hiring a professional team means that you can rest assured they can work around any issues and resolve these, no matter how complicated. A team without this level of experience of expertise would in contrast struggle, or perhaps even make a small problem worse!
  • Co-operation and collaboration- here at Gilston Building Services, we will always listen to your requirements, and suggestions so that your kitchen is perfect for you, and your needs. We know that not every kitchen is the same, and not every household has the same requirements, so we work with you, to get the right results, every time.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Gilston Building Services.

Kitchen layout considerations

Here at Gilston Building Services, we are the leading professional kitchen fitters and installation experts across Darwen. From large to small kitchens, we can provide the skills, expertise and professionalism to ensure that your new kitchen meets all of your requirements. This includes planning and designing the layout. And this is our guide to the most important kitchen layout considerations.

What are the most important kitchen layout considerations?

When planning, designing and installing any new kitchen, there are a number of layout considerations to take into account. These can be related to the practicality and functionality of the space, as well as your individual requirements. These considerations include:

  • The type of kitchen space- one of the first things to consider is the type of kitchen space you want to create. Will this be a small, enclosed kitchen space? Or a large open plan area. In both of these types of kitchens, the layout can make a big impact on the kitchen flow, and the usability. For smaller kitchens, you will need to consider what type of layout to go for, as well as the storage design. For larger kitchens, things like zonal areas will need to be planned for too.
  • The different layout options- there are a number of effect layout options for kitchens. These include:
    • The U shaped layout- this involves positioning the cabinets around three walls of the space in a U shape or a horseshoe shape.
    • The L layout- for long narrow kitchens an L shaped kitchen can be an effective choice. This involve positioning the cabinets along one wall, and the shorter adjoining one. This also works for larger open plan kitchen too, especially if combined with a kitchen island.
    • The P layout- this is similar to the L shaped layout, although it uses another cabinet attached to create a P shape.
  • Kitchen seating- you will also need to consider the seating in your kitchen space, if this is something you want to consider. Planning this into your layout early can save a logistical issue later during installation.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Gilston Building Services.

Bathroom layout considerations

A new bathroom can be a practical and stylish addition to your home. One of the most important considerations is the layout of the bathroom, and the fixtures. Here at Gilston Building Services, we are the leading professional bathroom installation experts in Darwen. From en-suite bathrooms and cloakrooms, to full family bathrooms, we are the team you can count on. And one of the things we offer expert advice with is the layout of your new bathroom. As a result, we have produced this guide to the bathroom layout considerations.

What are the most important bathroom layout considerations?

There are a number of important layout considerations to take into account when designing and installing a new bathroom. These include:

  • Legal requirements- there are clearance and floor space legal guidelines that should be followed when installing your new bathroom. These include:
    • The clear opening of the doorway should be at least 860mm wide, unless the existing structure does not allow for change. In this case a minimum of 610mm is allowable.
    • A clear floor space of at least 760 mm from the front edge of all fixtures (basin, toilet, bath, and shower) to any opposite bath fixture, wall, or obstacle.
    •  510mm minimum required clear space in front of a sink with a minimum 760mm span left and right.
    • 530mm minimum clearance to the side of the bath
    •  610mm minimum clearance to the front of the shower
  • Bathroom fixtures- once you have decided on the bathroom fixtures, it becomes easier to plan the layout. For example, if you want to fit both a bath and a shower into the space, corner fixtures may be necessary. This can include corner showers, and even corner baths. Alternatively, you might opt for slimline fixtures for additional space.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Gilston Building Services.

Considerations for installing a new kitchen

As the heart of the home, the right kitchen can make a big difference to your property. From stylish, stunning kitchen designs to the practicality and functionality of your kitchen, there is a lot to consider. So what are the important considerations for installing a new kitchen? Well, here at Gilston Building Services, we are Darwen’s leading kitchen fitters. We have years of experience, and a strong commitment to customer services, so you can be sure of the best results for your new kitchen. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about new kitchen considerations.

What are the important considerations for installing a new kitchen?

There are a number of important considerations to take into account when thinking about installing a new kitchen. These considerations include:

  • The budget- defining your budget should be the first step you take. This will help you choose cabinets, worktops and tiles that will fit into your budget, and narrow down your pool of choice, so that it is easier to make these decisions.
  • Style or design scheme- choosing a design scheme for your kitchen is important for a cohesive, professional look. From contemporary, to traditional, and rustic to country kitchens, choose the style that suits your preferences, and the rest of your property.
  • The layout- the layout of your new kitchen is an important consideration. You need to decide where to install key fixtures, like the oven, fridge and sink, and you should ensure that the path between these is clear and free of obstacles, so that you can move between these kitchen hot spots freely.
  • A professional team- choosing professional kitchen fitters can make a lot of difference to the overall quality of your new kitchen space. To make sure your kitchen is stylish, practical, and in budget, why not contact us here at Gilston Building Services?

For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Gilston Building Services.

Professional shower fitters Darwen

The shower is often the main part of the bathroom, and making sure this is installed to the highest standard, is essential. But why should you choose to work with professional shower fitters? Well, here at Gilston Building Services, we are the leading professional bathroom installation experts in Darwen. And this is out guide to everything you should know about professional shower fitting.

What are the advantages of choosing professional shower fitters?

There are a number of advantages to choosing professional shower fitters for your bathroom, in any domestic or commercial setting. These advantages include:

  • High quality shower installation- installing a shower correctly is vital for the practicality and safety of your new bathroom, as well as the rest of your property. Incorrectly installed showers may not be fully waterproof, and this can cause problematic leaks, that cause extensive and expensive damage to your home or building. They may also not be installed to current building standards or regulations, and this can create problems when trying to sell your property. Professional shower fitters, like us here at Gilston Building Services, can guarantee a high quality shower installation with excellent results.
  • Great customer service- as leading professional bathroom and shower fitters, here at Gilston, we are always sure to offer the highest quality customer service. Whichever style of shower you need us to install, and whatever design or style you require, we are always happy to help. We know that each bathroom and shower space is individual, and needs to be tailored for your own personal requirements, and we have the training and experience to make your perfect shower a reality.
  • Timely and efficient service- a professional shower fitting team will also complete your project in a timely and efficient manner. We always work to the agreed time frame here at Gilston Building service, and we dont like to keep our valued customers waiting.

For more information or advice, or to book your shower fitting and bathroom installation, get in touch with the team today, here at Gilston Building Services.