Enlarged family bathroom with easy access shower

Westbury On Trym

Client Brief

Common to many houses of this era in Bristol, the WC is separated from the rest of the bathroom. Our clients wanted this dividing wall to be removed and a larger bathroom created. The existing room contained a P Shaped Shower Bath that was no longer practical for this retired couple. Whilst they wanted to keep a bath in the room, they wanted to benefit from a level access shower area for mobility reasons. The size and shape of the room made this difficult but we identified the top right hand corner of the room as the ideal location for the shower area. This area became available by turning the bath 90 degrees to sit under the window. The use of the folding shower door, made a perfect barrier to protect the basin unit from getting wet when the shower was in use, but also enabled the bathroom to look it’s size by being folded away when not in use. This is also made access into and out of the bath much easier to navigate.

To minimise costs and keep simplicity in the room, a central shower valve provided the water flow for both the 2 shower outlets and the bath filler. We also made sure the hose for the hand held shower reached the bath.

One of the clients passions was travel and they were very keen to for the room to have a Mediterranean tone. In particular the client had fallen in love with some blue patterned wall tiles on a recent trip to Portugal. After an extensive search we were able to source a wetroom friendly floor tile in the exact style from one of our London tile studios. As our pictures show, this enabled the end result to be a bright and inviting space that the client loves!
Underfloor heating was installed throughout the room.


Products Used
Merlyn 8 Series 900mm Pivot Showerwall
1000 x 1000 Level Access Wetroom Tray
Vado Altitude Tablet 3 Outlet Thermostatic Shower Valve
Vado Ceres 235mm Fixed Shower Head and Arm
Vado Push Type Bath Filler and Waste
Hansgrohe Raindance Select S Shower Set with Corner Fitting Set
Carron Profile Duo 1700 x 700mm Bath
Bisque Deline 1200 x 500 Towel Radiator (Gloss White)
Duravit Briosa 820mm 2 Drawer Furniture Unit in Gloss White with ME by Starck Washbasin
Hansgrohe Logis 70 SL Basin Mixer
Keuco Edition 400 Recessed Mirror Cabinet 800mm
Porto 150 x 150 Floor Tiles
Geberit Wall Hung Frame with Sigma21 Flush Plate in White Glass
Duravit ME by Starck Compact/Rimless Wall Hung WC Pan and Soft Close Seat