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How to avoid common bathroom planning mistakes
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How to avoid common bathroom planning mistakes

Posted by Adam Chard in Room Planning | 1 year ago 2 min read

Ordering something that turns out to be the wrong size or shape can potentially delay your new bathroom project. That’s why it’s important to check and double-check your order before you buy.

At VictoriaPlum.com, we provide full and accurate product measurements, as well as technical drawings, so you’ll know the exact size of each item when you buy your full bathroom suite. We also offer suggestions of complementary products which fit with your chosen item.

To help you avoid some of the common mistakes that customers make when ordering, we’ve compiled a handy checklist below.


Measure before you order

As the old DIY saying goes “Measure twice, cut once”. Whilst you may not need to do any cutting, it certainly pays to measure your bathroom space carefully before you begin. It’s always best to sketch out your bathroom layout, making sure you mark the position of windows and doors. If you order our FREE catalogue, you’ll find some handy gridlines on page 145 for this very purpose.

Measure before you order


Understand shower enclosure adjustment

To ensure you get the perfect fit, many of our shower enclosures and shower doors come with a degree of adjustment. For example, an 800mm x 800mm quadrant enclosure can fit a space between 760mm and 790mm by adjusting the wall profiles. This is important where walls are slightly out of true. Make sure you choose the right enclosure or door adjustment for your space.

Understand shower enclosure adjustment


Select the right radiator valves

Your choice of radiator valves will depend on the position of your existing pipework. For pipes that come up vertically from your floor, you will need angled radiator valves. For pipes that run horizontally along your wall, straight radiator valves are required.

Select the right radiator valves


Get a plumber involved

When planning your bathroom, it’s important to get the opinion of a plumber. Your plumber will advise on product positioning and give you a breakdown of all the associated costs.

Handy hint: Find out more about hiring and assisting a tradesperson.

At VictoriaPlum.com, we have a great relationship with our Trade customers, thanks to our superb range of high quality, easy-to-fit products and excellent customer service they receive. If you’re in the trade yourself, why not sign up for a Trade account today?

Get a plumber involved


More bathroom advice

If you’re looking for more help and assistance when planning your bathroom, check out our handy bathroom advice section. It’s full of room planning guides, buying guides, DIY advice and more, to help you get your bathroom just right.

Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Room Planning | 1 year ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 7 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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