Simon Wall Plumbing And Tiling

Location: Wirral, Cheshire
Member Since: 2nd Jun 2016

About Us:

Qualified bathroom installer and tiling specialist.
I install bathrooms, wet rooms, under floor heating.
I work with all types and formats of floor and wall tiles.
Worked in Norway for two years to further my knowledge of wet room applications. CIS registered.

I also work very closely with a select group of qualified and reputable tradesmen and women located on Wirral and Merseyside, They are all fully registered in their respective trade and profession highly recommended and with good customer references.
All electrical and gas work is carried out by third party qualified installers with the necessary accreditation. The work is inspected, tested and the correct paperwork issued to the customer.

History:

I have been self employed since 2004, i started out sub contracting on small social housing projects, and progressed from there. I now plan and design bathrooms for my clients, working along side some of the best construction professionals on Wirral. Tiling has changed so much in the years i have been applying my craft. different products are being released every month, so i always ensure i am fully up to date with the latest technologies and applications. i have an ever increasing network of professionals that i can call upon, should my customers needs arise.

Other:

NVQ2 Plumbing installation/advanced plumbing theory
Water regulations
sanitary accommodation layout and design
Sanitary appliance installations.
Special need kitchen and bathroom design
Domestic pipe and water systems
Domestic and residential sprinkler systems
Domestic heating system design
Domestic oil installations
Building drainage
Installation/maintenance of lead sheet weathering
NVQ3 Introduction to interpretation of drawings and data.
Advanced plumbing Theory

WARMUP Prowarm and Promat Under Floor Heating competent installer scheme. certificate No 138

BAL certificate of competency of Product systems in association with Topps Tiles.

C&G Level 3 Electrical installations (BS7671)

Klafs academy Technique 2 Sauna and spas

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You can install an extract unit above the shower area as long as it conforms to current code of regulations regarding installing in special locations.

although the operating switch/cord must not be in the shower area.
normally extract units are wired to come on with the bathroom lights, or they can be wired independent. in both cases, the extract unit must be on a fused spur, located outside the bathroom. if the extract is to have a pull cord, this can be installed in the room but away from shower area. if it to be installed on a switch, then it must be located outside the room.
There are available, on the market, various makes of "run quiet" extract unit. each make should be fit for purpose, if i was to recommend a brand it would be the
vent axia vasf100t available from screw fix for £59.99 at time of this post. there are others available. but as a bathroom installer, this my preferred choice
I assume you are referring to a sink or bath mixer tap? if so, many model have removable bodies inside them for maintenance purposes. sometimes, these can break down and restrict or even block the flow of water from one side to the outlet. is it possible for you to add a picture?
Call out charges normally apply to "out of hours service" i.e outside of a normal working day and weekends. but it does depend on the policy of the company.
my core work times are 08:00 to 18:00 monday to friday, any time after that is what i consider to be call out. my week end call out times are saturday midday to 08:00 monday morning.
depending on whereabouts in the country you are. you should expect to pay anywhere upwards from £45 for call out hourly rates.
some companies charge a flat rate for the first 30 minutes and then increments of 30 minutes after that.
as a rule, if a tradesmen arrives at your property during core working hours, but, is still working after what is considered to be core working hours, then a call out fee should not be charged.
again it is down to the policy of the company/tradesmen
No not at all!
i have installed many wet rooms in upstairs locations.
the secret behind a good wet room is the time taken to prepare and seal or "tank" the room to ensure that no water leakage will occur once the install is complete.
there is a wide range of materials and systems on the market to allow you to create a wet room out of your existing bathroom. the most important aspect is to ensure that the installer has good experience of such installations, as they can be quite expensive to install and even more expensive if they leak!
i prefer to use schluter systems when i am installing a wet room. this is my preferred supplier, but many more systems are available.
my advice to you when installing a wet room is don't try to cut corners on the materials, they are worth every penny, and do research into finding a competent installer that can give you references.

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