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Large Wet Room.
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Extravagant WC.



This is a mobility wet room, but we felt it was worth putting here.

This is a larger than normal wet room, in Sevenoaks Kent.
The WC was a wall hung automatic. it flushed by a sensor, it spray washed you, warm air dryer and odour extraction. Still, it was only four thousand pounds.



Wall hung WC

WC.


Vanity basin.


We layed in a drain gully then covered it with Altro safety marine floor. A full tile and fitted a heated towel rail.



Vanity

Basin and shower.



Perry Millsoms Wet Room.
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Shower.



This is a beautiful design of a wet room by Perry and ourselves. The shower area is all mosaic, the shower itself is a fixed overhead one. We thought the coving adds a finishing touch.



Mosaic.
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Shower Area.


Hand Basin vanity units.


Perry extravagantly went for double basin vanity units The Basin units are bolted to the wall and have the pipes buried.
the rest of the room is tiled with a large square porcelain floor tile. A word of warning! These tiles are extremely hard and difficult to cut. Please avoid them for your walls as they will be more expensive to buy and put up.
We had to move the radiator across the room and replace it with a towel rail.
The vanity units basin and taps came from Bathstore.




Wall Mounted

Basin.


WC.


Perry chose a very modern WC with clean lines that fitted back to wall..




Modern WC

WC.


Oh dear, another major job.


Not all jobs are this involved. But be warned if your walls are dry lined (plaster board) and the tiles are stuck on better than most. It is likely that the board will break up as in this case. The plaster board then has to be removed and replaced.
But that is not actually as bad or expensive as it looks. And plasterboard is extremely cheap.



Bare walls

Basin end.


Shower End.


The floor board was replaced with 12mm tile backer board and the drain gully fitted.
The shower corner had its plaster board also replaced with backer boards. These boards are totally water proof and will last forever.
All the seams and joints were sealed with a flexible waterproof material and adhesive, called tanking.



Backer boards.

Gully fitted.


Mosaic.


We tiled the floor first and then the walls with chocolate mosaic tiles.



Mosaic

Tiling around gully.



Modern bright Wet Room.
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Shower.



This is another beautiful design of a wet room. It is bright and spacious. But it is still a standard size bathroom. Wet rooms do give the feel of more space, unless you clutter them with curtains and screens.



Nice lighting.
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Beautiful Shower Area.


Floor.


The floor is tiled in a dark grey non slip floor tile from CTD. With a fast flow stainless steel drain gully.



Gully

Drain Gully.


Hand Basin.


We fitted a smaller hand basin, 450mm wide, with a semi pedestal, that opens up the floor space, adding to the impression of size.




Semi pedestal.

Basin & WC.



Adrian's Wet Room.
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Shower.



This is another beautiful design of a wet room. It is really a disabled wet room, but looked so nice I thought I would put it here in the wet room page. It has a fixed overhead shower with a hand set. And some nice and effective spotlights.



Nice lighting.
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Beautiful Shower Area.


Hand Basin.


Adrian went for a small hand basin to give extra room for showering. And a wall mounted seat.




Wall Mounted seat

Basin and seat.


Floor.


The floor screed was broken up as usual and we remade it with a slope into the gully. There was an unfortunate amount of pipe work to hide as some came in from appliances the other side of the wall and was impossible to get rid of. So we had to box it in. Something we rarely do as normally we hide them all.




Gully set in.

New floor.


Towel Rail.


The towel rail was mounted up from the floor as it was close to the shower area.



Towel rail

Towel rail.


WC.


The WC was quite standard and the small basin was mounted close to the WC to give as much room as possible in the shower area.



WC.

WC.



Large Wet Room.
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Shower.



Again this is a mobility wet room, but we felt it was worth putting here.

This is a larger than normal wet room. It is in a large bungalow in Felixstow that had a larger than average bathroom. We did the usual and broke up the concrete floor, laying a drain gully then covered it with Altro safety marine floor. A full tile and fitted a heated towel rail.



Shower area

Shower Area.


Vanity basin.


We fitted a nice vanity basin. These are very good because they don't just look pleasing to the eye but hide away no end of bottles and clutter.



Vanity

Vanity basin.



Small Wet Room.
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Shower.



This is a small en-suite wet room. It works well and is finished in a light beige tile with a purple feature tile.



Shower area

Shower Area.


Towel rail.


It has an over head shower.



Towel rail

Towel rail.


Floor.


This room had a wooden floor. So we had to change the levels and sheet over it with a tile backer board. We then tiled it with the same tiles we used on the floor



Gully set in.

Tiled floor.


Basin.


The basin unit was wall mounted with a mirror above and the feature tile rising to the ceiling.



Basin

Basin.



Wet Room.


Dave's wet room, is a real luxury feature in a house. But it is not as expensive as you might imagine. Dave was looking at shower cubicles, some priced at eight hundred pounds. So with a huge saving there we talked him into a wet room which actually saved him money. We do not like shower cubicles. They dominate a room, the glass is a job to keep clean, the doors are flimsy. They are restrictive room wise and it is not long before dirt and even mould is gathering in the corners of the framework.


See how we built this Wet Room

What Dave has to say.

Testimonial for Apollo Design

We were exploring what options were available to us to convert an existing dressing room and wardrobe into an en-suite and had serious doubts about what was achievable in the space available. We contacted a number of potential suppliers/contractors, none of whom gave us sufficient confidence for us to proceed until we spoke to Alan Boswell. What a breath of fresh air, he offered ideas (and continued to do so throughout as the project progressed) and suggested options we hadn't even considered. We had been thinking about installing a shower cubicle but Alan suggested a wet room which would actually save money and make the room seem much more spacious. I liked Alans approach, he cares about the result and the customers satisfaction, he reassured us throughout and offered advice on sourcing equipment and supplies as well as turning up on time every day until the work was complete. We were delighted with the results.

Dave & Jess Slaughter 28th February 2007





Dave's Wet Room.


Bev's Wet Room.


The floor is sheeted in Altro Cascade, which is a very thick non slip vinyl.





Wavy tiles.


Finishing off.


To finish we refitted the WC, vanity, shower and riser rail. The customer was to paint and decorate as most customers tend to do.




Finished room.


Tiles.


The tiles in a two tone brown/beige looked quite effective with the wave pattern. They came from Ceramic Tiles in Sproughton.




Tiles.


Mr. James's Wet Room.


The walls are tiled with a small white tile in brick fashion and the floor white again.
Looks good in the flesh. photo does not do it justice.




All white.



The basin and WC were very traditional.




Basin and WC



The shower has a fixed head and is very traditional.




Shower.


Mr. James's other Wet Room.


Stuart was so pleased with his upstairs wet room, he had his downstairs shower room converted as well. The walls are tiled with the same small white tile in brick fashion but with grey grout to pick out the tiles.
Enlarge these to see them at their best.




All white yet again.



The basin and WC were again, very traditional.
The floor with classic black and white tiles.




Chequered Floor



David Perry's Wet Room.
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From this En-suite shower.





Shower.
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En-Suite.


To This.


This was an out of date cramped old en-suite shower. A really small area with a 760 mm enclosure. Dave wanted some room. He asked us if it could be made into a wet room as it was in a flat on the first floor. We said yes of course.



Wet Room

Floor.


Pipe Work.


We ripped everything out. Re plumbed the shower to give us room to reduce the size of the service boxing.




Gutted

Repositioned pipes.


Floor.


The concrete floor was broken up a few inches down and the new drain cemented in



Floor

Drain cemented in.


Basin with semi pedestal.


The floor and walls were tiled with the same, natural limestone tiles. The basin was then mounted on the wall with a semi pedestal. A smaller than norm basin was used as Dave wanted to make as much room as possible.



Basin.

Small Basin.


Shower mixer.


We fitted a thermostatic bar shower mixer. Dave could not believe the room we had created.



Shower

Shower fitted.







Don's Wet Room.


This room was in a very old house. It was cleverly cut out of two bedrooms, so as not to loose a room. But it left very little room for a bath. The small bath had been badly fitted and had leaked ever since Don had moved in, resulting in a damaged ceiling and rotten plasterboard walls. Don wanted something more modern.







So we suggested a wet room. We replaced the old rotting floorboards and plasterboards with Aqua board, which is totally water proof, then sealed over it with tanking. Tiled the floor and walls.








Shower

Gully

Wet area.

Mirror Basin & WC

Here is one of the worst examples of water damage from a leaking bath that we have seen.
The plaster board had almost completely rotted away. It was only the tiles holding the board up.

Water Damage

OK, so it was August. But what a shower. They actually, bravely used this while work was being carried out. I might put this in my shower section.

Spacious shower.


Don's Wet Room.


Wet Room.


This room was in a very old house that had been neglected. The new owner, Jo, wanted something more modern.
So we suggested a wet room. We replaced the old rotting floorboards with Aqua board, which is totally damp proof. We then buried some pipe work, tiled the floor and walls.

You can see the difference in the before and after pictures


Old cubicle

Basin and radiator

Spacious shower.

New basin and towel rail

'Wet' floor

Spacious shower.


Jo's Wet Room.




Wet Room.



Nigle decided to have the state of the art shower in his wet room not knowing what he was letting himself in for.















It most certainly is an impressive looking shower room with it's four body spray jets. But the work involved in putting this lot together was considerable.















The jets, taps mixer and shower feed were all mounted on a waterproof cement board.
Then they were all piped together from behind so we could mount the whole lot in the wall in one go.

Spacious shower.


Spacious shower

Shower base panel

Spaghettie.


Nigle's Wet Room.


Small Wet Room.


This small shower/cloakroom was very cramped with a shower tray on the right in the opposite corner to the WC. Below the hand basin the tiled box extended to the shower tray,

I assume making a seat. But this gave it a very cramped look and feel. The original hand basin was on the left in front of the WC. This was too small to be of any practical use and the new one stuck out half way across the door.
I recommended a complete revamp and to go for a wet room.

The tray was ripped out and the waste lowered.
The tiled box scrapped. The hand basin moved to alongside the WC and the shower mixer repositioned to the centre of the right hand wall with the shower head opposite the hand basin so the water is directed away from the door.

The walls were finished in a very soft pinkish tile while the floor with a very small sandy floor tile.

As an after thought, cloakroom hand basins do not usually come with a pedestal. I think we could have attempted to install a half pedestal although it would mean cutting out the bottom of the pedestal. A bit risky, they break easily but I have done it before. Anyway when you walk in you do not notice the pipe work. They just seem to stand out in the photos.



Ms Evans' Wet Room.


Wet Room.


Again, clean, bright white walls. Sheets of white mosaic were used for the walls.
Note the lack of visible cistern and flush handle set in wall. All the tiles in this wet room came from Topps Tiles.
A walk in shower room. The corners of the walls were rounded before tiling. This room is less than six foot square. But it feels very, very spacious. The picture does not do it justice. The built in vanity unit in the wet room is set into a corner.



Sue's Wet Room.


Wet Room.


This wet room is only six foot square. It had a shower cubicle in one corner that seemed to take up the whole room.
We removed the cubicle and made a shower area of about half the room. Then tiled it with a small matt black floor tile that would be non slip. Then tiled the surround in a black marble effect, set in a mirror and tiled around that. We then fixed a shower screen in.


Mirror tiles

Shower base

Spacious shower.

Sue Maddison's Wet Room.


Wet Room.


This is another small wet room. But it's more like a shower area. it has been finished with black mosaic tiles and really looks great. But the photo does not do it justice.


Mosaic tiles

Shower

Another small Wet Room.


Again, clean, bright white walls. All the tiles in this wet room came from Topps Tiles.
A walk in shower room. This room is a narrow area. But it feels spacious. The picture does not do it justice either.

Penty of room for a shower

Wet Room.


Wet Room.


Again, clean, bright white walls. More tiles from Topps Tiles.
A real luxury in a wet room. But it was designed and built for wheelchair access, having the bath removed.


Luxury Wet Room.





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