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 Victoria Plum, 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.
You can now use our free 3D bathroom planner to design your layout. It's quick and easy to master, allowing you to swap products in and out, create your own shopping list and create realistic 2D overhead plans and 3D visuals in just minutes. Try it now, by clicking on the image below.
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.
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.
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.
Why not let us take all the guesswork out of the equation? Enquire about our Design and Installation service today by clicking on the image below.
At Victoria Plum, 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?
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.