Help & advice: Project area
From a total revamp to the smallest repair, we’ll help you create your ideal bathroom – and keep it looking good as new.
Our online brochures feature a huge range of bathroom suites and showers. Our bathroom calculators work out exactly what you’ll need for your makeover. Our How To guides give you easy step-by-step techniques to achieve a hassle-free refurb. Bathrooms have never been simpler...
- How to install and repair a toilet
- How to replace a hand basin or bath
- How to plumb yourself out of trouble
- How to replace and maintain a radiator
- How to paint walls
- How to hang wallpaper
- How to repair a wall or ceiling
- How to fit an extractor fan
- How to hang an internal door
- How to lay laminate flooring
- How to install a shower cubicle
- How to fit blinds
- How to fit wall tiles
Calculate the amount of flooring you will require for your next project.
Calculate the number of rolls of wallpaper you will require for your next project.
Calculate the amount of tiles you will require for your next project.
Calculate the number of litres of paint you will require to paint your walls and ceiling.
- What is the difference between standard emulsion and
Homebase Duracoat is wipeable which can be useful with children. It is also harder wearing than standard emulsion.
- How much wall does a 2.5 litre cover?
A 2.5 Litre tin of paint will cover up to 32 square metres of wall.
- What is a dehumidifier?
A dehumidifier removes trapped moisture in homes, and aids drying time of wallpapering and painting.
- What is Dulux “Light & Space?”
Dulux “Light & Space” reflect twice as much light compared to standard emulsions and thus making your room feel more spacious.
- What would you use on bare wood before applying gloss paint?
If you want a gloss effect, it is best to prepare bare wood before painting. Apply a wood primer to the bare wood then apply an undercoat and its ready to gloss.
- What is the difference in the paint finishes of matt, silk and soft sheen?
Matt paint has a flat texture, silk has a glossy shiny appearance and soft sheen is a mixture of both.
- What is the thickness of the acrylic in our baths?
Most of the baths are 5mm and the roll top baths are 11mm.
- How do I clean my whirlpool jets?
We sell a specific whirlpool cleaner that you can add to a bath of water switch on the jets and it will clean all the way through.
- Do you do a small bath to fit in an en-suite?
We currently stock the Richmond short acrylic bath which is a solution for use in an en-suite, this bath has a width of 1495mm.
- How can I keep the bath really shiny?
We do an acrylic cleaner that will help maintain the look of your bath for years to come.
- What is the guarantee on acrylic baths?
2 years on Roll Top baths & Whirlpool Baths
- How is a wall hung toilet fitted to the wall?
You will require a concealed cistern in order to fit this type of toilet. The frame must be secured to a sturdy wall (not a plaster board wall) Wall hung toilets are capable of withstanding up to 40kg in weight.
- I have a large family and we take a lot of showers, is there a shower that will keep up with the demand?
Electric showers allow you to feed from your hot water system and work on a ‘kettle like system’ which allows you to heat water and use what you need as you go, However if you have more than one shower in your household you may require a pump to maintain consistent water-flow*
* This differs from household to household.
- Do you do a complete suite with everything I need?
We currently have the Pacific suite which is a great & affordable option. This comes with bath, basin, toilet, taps for basin & bath, front panel & waste. Our products are also ‘Mix & Match’ which allow you to create the look of your choice.
- I want a corner shower enclosure, which doors do you recommend?
Refer to the Bathrooms brochure every shower enclosure has a door reference to it.
- What size waste fittings would be used for a kitchen sink?
The waste needed for a kitchen sink is 40mm.
- Can you use plastic 20mm pipe and fittings for cold and hot water systems?
Yes, a plastic 20mm pipe can be used for fitting cold and hot water systems.