08 Nov Help! My wet room is leaking
We seem to be receiving an ever increasing amount of emails from people looking for help with leaking wet rooms. Recently we also heard from someone who we had quoted for installing a wet room a few years ago who decided to go with a cheaper competitors quote.
It is something that pains us to see as there are so many rogue traders out there, promising wet rooms at bargain prices that simply aren’t fit for purpose. A lot of them seem to get away with it because even a poorly fitted wet room can typically stay watertight for 1 to 2 years, long enough for the home owner to think they got a bargain, and also long enough for the rogue trader to be long gone.
What a lot of people don’t realise is that tile and grout that are used to finish most bathrooms is porous. This means that over the medium term they are not sufficient on their own to make a wet room. This is the reason we are seeing so many wet room failures that were installed 2 years ago only coming home to roost now.
When people call us to fix wet rooms, we are also seeing that sometimes we aren’t the first company they have called. They have had other people come and try and ‘fix’ the leaking wet room. This typically involves them trying to patch one section of the room. This approach might buy the homeowner a bit of time, and lull them into a false sense of security but invariably still fails.
At Bespoke Bathrooms we are fully trained by a market leading wet room system manufacturer to install their wet rooms. We follow a strict methodology that means we use the correct 100% waterproof building board. This forms a completely sealed barrier which is installed way before any tiles are applied. It is for this reason that we aren’t able to offer any quick fix ‘band aid’ solution to leaking wet rooms installed by others. In order to make a watertight wet room it has to be done properly from ‘the ground up’.
It is the cost of this building board and installation that makes our quotes that bit higher than our competitors. But is is really worth saving a few hundred Euros now only to have to get the wet room redone in 2 years time? We offer a 10 year guarantee on all Wet rooms we install – we can do this because we know the quality of the materials we use is second to none.
So if your wet room is leaking and you want it installed again properly – give us a call. If you are looking for the cheapest quote then don’t call us – we’ll still be here in 2 years time when you want to do it properly.
Here is a recent Wet room that we completed: