Category Archives: Plumbing South London

Can I install a toilet in a new room easily?

London toilet installation

If you are looking for a good plumber to carry out a London toilet installation you’ve come to the right place. CW Services Plumbing and Heating are one of the most sought-after plumbers in South London and with good reason. We carry out quality work at an affordable price.

Toilets used to be (and still are in some circles today) referred to as “WCs.” The initials “WC” stand for “Water Closet” or “Water Convenience”, and indeed, the latter of the two descriptions says it all – convenience. Having only one toilet can prove problematic and uncomfortable if you are dying to go to the toilet and it is already occupied. Additionally, there is always the unpleasantness and embarrassment of leaving odours for the next user.

It’s for these two reasons, plus others – increasing the saleability and maybe the price of your property – that so many people today decide to opt for a new London toilet installation.

Things to think about if considering a new London toilet installation

It is not particularly difficult to add a toilet to your home. All you need is a space of approximately six feet by three feet. This will accommodate the toilet itself, plus room for a small hand basin if there isn’t one already. But having said that, it is relatively easy; that is, only if you are, or you employ, a professional plumber.

Thinking about where your new London toilet installation will be best positioned will depend on several factors. First, you will want to consider it from an accessibility point of view. Most people for example like to have an en-suite. But wherever you end-up siting your new toilet, you need to consider the existing plumbing layout of your home.

Having an exterior wall or skylight where you can install a ventilator, is something else you need to think about. If this is not possible you may want to consider allowing for a fan to be introduced to circulate and dissipate air and odours, and to help prevent moisture build-up where your London toilet installation is to include other things like a bath or shower unit.

An alternative solution if there are plumbing issues

If you find that the ideal place for your new toilet is not practical for plumbing reasons, all may not be lost. Typical problems include: if the basement is your first-choice site. This can present gravitational issues.

If your preferred location is too far away from the main drain line, this can present another issue. A new London toilet installation in this instance could mean an expensive overhaul of the existing plumbing system

But as we said, all may not be lost. You could opt for a Saniflo toilet. This type of toilet incorporates a macerator. Macerators are units that liquefy waste thanks to the high-powered blades they incorporate. The macerator unit can be fitted either behind the toilet or in the wall. Once liquefied, any waste can then be pumped through a regular (smaller diameter) pipe to the main drain system.

These types of toilets (also referred to as up-flush toilets) are more costly than standard toilets. However, because they don’t require expensive plumbing system modifications, it could be an option worth considering.

Call CW Services Plumbing and Heating for your free consultation

Wherever you want your new London toilet installation to be sited, we here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating can help. For a free consultation, please call us today on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.

Finding quality, affordable London plumbing services

London plumbing services

Do you live in our fair capital city? Whether you’re a homeowner, a landlord or a tenant, you’ll probably need London plumbing services at some stage. The same goes for if you have a business property if it has plumbing of some kind.

You made need London Plumbing services to cover all sorts of things. Repairs (including emergencies) are the reason that most people end up looking for plumbers, but there are other things too.

You may need a new bathroom or shower fitting. How about plumbing for a new appliance? Maybe you want to replace your boiler, or you be thinking about installing central heating or doing a wet room conversion?

The value of a good recommendation

Whatever it is you need, you’ll be spoiled for choice. There are literally hundreds or registered plumbers to be found in local directories or on the web. The problem is that they are not necessarily all good plumbers. There are plenty of “cowboy” plumbers about who do poor quality work. These guys will cost you more as you will probably have to hire another plumber to come and make right.

So what’s the best way of going about choosing someone that provides London plumbing services you can rely on? Your first port of call should be to take a personal recommendation. At CW Services Plumbing and Heating, this is how we get the majority of our work.

Checking out a plumber’s credentials

You may not know anyone who can provide you with a recommendation. What do you do then? You can’t rely on advertising because all businesses will tell you that they are the best thing since sliced bread. So how do you sort out the wheat from the chaff?

One good way of finding a supplier of top quality London plumbing services is to check out a business’s credentials. However, it’s not enough just to believe what you’re told. Its all too easy for a plumber say they have some form of accreditation. You need to verify they are real.

London plumbing services that are Gas Safe registered and CIPHE approved

Here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating we are both Gas Safe registered, and CIPHE approved. Our Gas Safe registration reference is 233012. If you go to the “check a business” page on the Gas Safe website, you can enter this number and check out our registration.

In terms of our  CIPHE accreditation, this stands for Chartered Institute of Plumbing Heating Engineering. Go to the “find a plumber” page on their website. Enter our postcode, SW2 1BZ, and you’ll see our name listed.

Once you are satisfied that the plumber you are checking out has legitimate qualifications, the next thing to do is check out their reliability. The easiest way to do this is to search the company’s website for reviews and customer feedback. For CW Services’ reviews, please follow this link.

Reliable and affordable emergency plumbing services

Should you find yourself with an emergency you’re in luck. We offer a full 24/7/365 emergency call-out service.

If you’re a Londoner and you need a top London plumbing services provider, you now know where to come. CW Services Plumbing and Heating are fully qualified and provide best-quality service. As well as being 100% reliable, we also offer competitive rates. To find out more call us now on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.

Why people prefer showers instead of baths in hot weather.

London shower installation

Taking a bath or having a shower; which do you prefer? If it’s the latter, but you don’t have a shower installed in your home, what do you do? One quick call to CW Services Plumbing and Heating to organise a London shower installation is all it takes.

Whenever you see pictures of someone lying back in their bath enjoying an indulgent soak, it is never portrayed on a hot summer’s day or night. The idea of jumping into a warm bath when you are already hot and sticky just doesn’t appeal.

The best way to prepare yourself for the day ahead

Imagine falling out of bed in the morning after a warm night. You then prepare yourself for work, or simply to go out, by jumping into a hot bath! No – it just doesn’t appeal.

Now getting under a shower to prepare yourself – that sounds much more like it. If you want to cool down, simply run the water as cold as you dare. It’s a bit like having an early morning swim – so refreshing!

If you have good water pressure or if your London shower installation includes a power shower, a shower experience can be total invigorating too. You can start off with nice, warm water, and adjust it progressively cooler to suit your taste. When you’ve finished and had a quick towel down, you’ll be ready for whatever the day has in store for you.

Order a London shower installation and become an eco-warrior

The other good thing about showering instead of running a full bath with all the water that necessitates is that you become an eco-warrior in the process. A five-minute shower only uses about 10 gallons of water.

Even a longer 10-minute shower only uses 20 gallons. That compares to an average of 36 gallons of water that is needed on average for taking a bath. No one likes to have a bath in a half-empty tub.

Of course, you’ll not only get the chance to exhibit your eco-warrior ethic, but you’ll also be saving money into the bargain. As well as reducing your water consumption and your water bill (especially if everyone in your home uses the shower too) you’ll also be saving on heating costs as well.  You’ll be winning all round.

Add a touch of class to your home

A new London shower installation can also increase the value and saleability of your property. Especially if you chose high-end fixtures and fittings. You might even go the whole hog and convert your bathroom into a wet room. Of course, if you are limited for space, we can always install a shower tap on your bath and fit a quality glass shower screen surround.

Here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating we are well known for the quality of our London shower installation service. Please feel free to have a look at the “Gallery” page on our website where you will find images of some of the many fabulous bathrooms and London shower installation projects we have completed.

For more information on how we can help, please call us today on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.

Where to find London bathroom installers

Where to find London bathroom installers

Looking for the best London bathroom installers? Bathrooms and kitchens are two of the most important rooms in any house or apartment. They are not just functional. Beautifully designed and installed bathrooms and kitchens also increase a property’s value and help it to sell.

The best-looking bathrooms are works of art, which is why it is so important to choose the best London bathroom installers. They don’t come any better than us here at CW Services.

Beautiful bathrooms add value to a property

It is true that adding a beautiful new or replacement bathroom can come at a considerable cost. But done properly using the right London bathroom installers, it can really make a difference. An article in the Daily Mail last year revealed that a lovely new bathroom could add as much as £3,500 or more to the price of your property.

As well as the aesthetical aspect, a modern, attractive bathroom with luxury aspects can help to form emotional attachments in the minds of the hardest to please buyers.

Not everyone can afford to create the full works in terms of a luxurious bathroom. As one of the top London bathroom installers, CW Services offer a few useful tips on achieving that luxury feel without breaking the bank.

Useful tips on creating gorgeous bathrooms

You can give the best impression by not scrimping on certain eye-catching elements. Heated towel racks, under-floor heating, power showers, under-floor heating and whirlpool baths are all excellent example. You won’t want to include them all if cost is key. However, choosing the ones most appropriate to our bathroom set-up can make all the difference.

Keep most of the fixtures and fittings relatively neutral from a colour point of view. White and chrome or brushed aluminium look simple but stunning and are very fashionable. You can inject a little colour through cupboards of patches of tiling.

Injecting personality into your bathroom is essential. This can be done easily through your choice of accessories such as mirrors, plants and towels.

As one of the leading London bathroom installers, we find that adding an en-suite is one of the most sought-after home improvements. It’s not only fantastically convenient for you as occupants, but it also goes down rather well with any prospective buyers.

London bathroom installers offering luxury installations at competitive rates

Even if you do decide to buy top quality, luxury bathroom furniture, you can save money on the installation. If you get a showroom’s fitters to install a high-end bathroom, you will pay top dollar. CW Services are quite happy to act only as you London bathroom installers. We’re quite happy to work with the materials you have bought, and you’ll find our rates are very competitive.

CW Services have been in the top echelon of London bathroom fitters for many years. Most of our work comes through personal recommendation. If you have a sec, take a quick look at the gallery here on our website.

If you’d like a free quotation for using our London bathroom installers services, call us today on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.

Who does shower installation in London?

shower installation in London

If you are considering having a new shower installation in London, the people to contact are us here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating. We’ve been operating in South London for well over 10-years and during that time have built ourselves an enviable reputation.

Having a shower in your bathroom is part of most people’s modern lifestyle, but it’s not for everyone. The first decision you must make therefore is what suits you best. If you still like the idea of having a leisurely soak in a bathtub, and space is at a premium in your bathroom, the best solution is to have a combined bath/shower tap fitted together with a showerhead.

The pros and cons of bathtubs and showers

The only real significant disadvantage of having a shower within the tub is one of accessibility. For anyone with a disability, or for those more senior citizens, haying to lift your foot high over a bathtubs side can prove challenging. Having said that, it is possible to purchase walk-in bathtubs.

If you have sufficient room, having both a bath and a separate walk-in shower covers all options. But if space is tight, and you are not a “soaker,” getting rid of the tub and having a new walk-in shower or even a wet room conversion is the perfect solution.

Clean lines and simplicity

Walk-in showers feature glass, with shower trays and wall tiles to match. They utilise a minimalist design which creates a feeling of space. Given the right circumstances, the glass shower enclosure can form the main focal point of the bathroom.

Because they have little by way of moving parts, they are easy to maintain, keep clean, and there is little that can go wrong in terms of mechanical parts.

In keeping with modern aesthetics, most walk-in showers do not have shower curtains fitted. Many do not have doors, although if you prefer to keep heat and humidity contained while you’re showering, a glass door is ideal and is in line with promoting clean, simple lines.

Apart from the initial installation cost, showers are cheaper to operate than baths as they use a lot less water. As well as the financial benefit, they are also eco-friendly.

CW Services – for best shower installation in London

When you hire CW Services Plumbing and Heating for your shower installation in London, you can expect a first class job. Just take a quick peek at our Gallery page on our website. The thing you be pleased to hear is that although all work we carry out is to the highest standard, our pieces are none0the0less competitive.

Whatever type of shower installation in London you opt for, the perfect choice of plumbing contractor is CW Services. We are Gas Safe registered, and CIPHE (Chartered Institute of Plumbing Heating Engineering) approved.

For help, advice, or a free quotation, simply call us today on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.