We have been installing Wet Rooms for over twenty years. Our experience, knowledge and design makes us more economical than any other wet room installer. We will tailor an installation around your needs and project manage the whole operation from start to finish.
These wet rooms are very much like our standard wet rooms but they have been designed and built for people unable to use a conventional bath. These wet rooms or walk in showers are our speciality.
This one is a very spacious ground floor, room that we converted into a wet room. it has a wall hung WC that has warm air drying, odour eater and flush sensor. mind you it cost four thousand pounds.
Here we walk you through a typical wet room construction on a concrete floor.
First we strip the room and if it has plasterboard walls, we strip out the plasterboard in the wet area and replace with cement board, altering any plumbing as necessary. We then break up the floor and lay in the drainage gully. Re-concrete the floor forming a 1 in 40 gradient. Then start tiling. We have fitted a mirror within the tiles over the basin. Fit a vinyl safety floor, or tiles, and finish by fitting the pottery etc.
This wet room was a little on the narrow side. this made it difficult to place the shower in an ideal position. A bit close to the WC, the basin being on the left just out of the photo. But the lady said it works fine and she had a good idea for the grab rail, mounting it horizontally, it doubled as a towel rail. We fitted a corner vanity basin as there was not much room and a comfort height WC.
This was a small bathroom that we converted to a Wet Room.
All pipe work was buried apart from the soil pipe which was too large and taking the washing machine waste from next door. The walls tiled with a white tile.
It was on the ground floor and we began by breaking up the concrete floor to install the drain gully.
We fixed a tile trim around the walls and began to tile up from it.
The safety floor was then laid up to the tile trim.
This is a reasonable sized en-suite that we converted into a wet room.
Right, the original room. Far right, the room stripped.
Here we began to remove the floor.
Next we laid a new ply floor.
The finished room.
We begin tiling and applied tanking to the shower area to water proof it.
Then we fitted the gully and laid an Altro vinyl safety floor.
We moved the basin to the opposite corner and turned the WC side ways to give extra room on the left hand wall for the shower area. The end result made a very usable wet room.
Not sure why but this photo looks black and white.
This was a separate bathroom and WC which made the bath area very small. The bath was only 1600 mm long. Finding it increasingly difficult to use the bath, they wanted a shower.
So we suggested a wet room. The wall was removed and one of the doors was boarded and plastered. The floor was sloped into a gully, sheeted with ply and that covered with Altro marine non slip.
All pipe work was buried and a semi pedestal fitted to give a clear floor area. The walls tiled with a white ripple tile with a blue border.
This was a very long and narrow en' suite, with a shower enclosure at one end. This had a very high tray, which was impossible for Mrs Thompton's mother to climb into.
So we stripped the room and laid a shower waste into the floor, which was covered with safety flooring. We added a narrow cloakroom basin onto the wall to overcome the lack of width of the room.
What Caroline Thompton had to say.
Testimonial for Apollo Design
"My disabled mother's move to a bungalow was dependent on a wet room being available. The plumber that looked at the existing small shower room said he wasn't sure it would be possible. However, Alan came and had a look and said 'no problem'. And it wasn't! Apollo arrived on time, left sooner than anticipated, had some good ideas, and did an excellent job. Everyone has since commented on how well the wet room works and how much lighter and better it looks than before. We are very pleased and would recommend the company."
This was a slightly larger than average bathroom.
So it does make a spacious wet room. We removed the bath, Plumbed in the shower and laid in a shower drain gully.We also fitted a corner basin vanity to give even more feel of space.
We fully tiled the walls in a light beige of Mrs Parks choice. Then tiled the floor with a matching floor tile.
Grab handles and a fold down seat were also fitted.
The Rose and Crown Hotel in Colchester is the oldest hotel in the town.
It originated as a coaching inn.
They needed to have disabled facilities available. So they asked us to convert one of their bathrooms into a wet room.
First we took out the bath, hand basin and WC. Then we striped off all the tiles and broke up the concrete floor.
It actually looks worse than it is. But the floor has to be re laid to give it a slight slope into the gully which also has to be piped into the soil drain.
All pipe work was buried and a semi pedestal fitted to give a clear floor area. The walls were tiled with beige and brown tiles which gave it a nice soft warm feel.
A fold up seat was bolted to the wall so the shower could be used by all customers. Grab handles were also bolted to the walls. A towel rail radiator was also fitted.
This was an ordinary bathroom in a bungalow.We removed the bath, dug up the concrete floor and fitted a shower gully.
We fully tiled the walls, fitted a folding shower seat and some grab handles.
Mr Mitchell was very pleased and was quite surprised at how much more room he had.
This is yet another two mobility wet rooms. both with the same colour flooring. Though it does not look like it because of the light. Perhaps I should study photography? The floor is Sea grass, which is a grey green that goes with almost anything.I think that the neutral colours are best. The bright, bold blues look a bit harsh and can clash with everything. A floor looks totally different down, compared to looking at a pattern.
This was a small downstairs room that already had a shower cubicle and WC in it.
The cubicle was too clumber some for an elderly person and left no room to move.
We began by stripping the room. Chased in the pipe for the cistern. Then we cut a channel in the floor, cut through the wall below the damp course for the shower and basin waste.
The pipe work for the new basin was moved. We then put a cement screed over the floor sloping into the waste. You can just see the shower waste in the floor
The floor was then covered with non slip Altro marine vinyl flooring.
It was then tiled and a vanity unit fitted. A fold down seat was bolted to the wall under the shower and then the WC was fitted.
Apollo Design Bathroom and Wet Room Specialist Call - 0800 0748 405
Apollo Design Bathroom and Wet Room Specialist Call - 0800 0748 405