Sumptuous Family Bathroom

Westbury on Trym, Bristol

Client Brief
We were approached by a lovely family to transform their family bathroom, that was beginning to show its age and had been structurally disrupted by a large kitchen/diner extension, directly below, the year before. Our clients had a significant budget and were very clear on their ideas of a modern, classic bathroom with a luxurious wetroom shower area.

Due to the age and the structure of the bathroom, it required a total ‘back to brickwork’ rip out. All the walls were rebonded and careful attention was paid to strengthening tired joists. Unfortunately, the thickness and position of the joists made it impossible for us to plumb for a level access wetroom tray, which the clients were particularly keen on. A key part of our project management role, is often to make the difficult and unpopular decisions, in having to move away from the clients preferred wishes to ensure the long term performance of the bathroom.

To separate the raised wetroom area and the basin unit, we built a half height stud wall. Accurately positioned stud walls are a particular design favourite of ours, as it adds structure and versatility to square rooms. This bathroom had 4 solid walls, so the stud wall positioned here enabled us to use the Axor Built In Valve and install a useful shower recess for washing products.

A simple decision to add glamour and sophistication to a bathroom is using wall mounted basin taps over the usual basin mixer. The beautiful Axor wall mounted basin mixer sits beautifully above the basin unit and solid surface basin and worktop.

Tiles were kept to a minimum and simple pastel feature tiles used in the shower and behind the basin added a further texture to the room, highlighted and enhanced by the oversized back lit mirror.

We were delighted with the finished outcome of the room as were our clients.


Bathroom with grey storage
sink and taps
Sink with mirror over
Bathroom before redesign
toilet and sink
sink storage
shower controls
shower tray
sink and mirror
Bathroom before redesign

Products Used
Raised 1000 x 800 Wetroom Tray
500mm Wetroom Panel
Axor Montreux Thermostatic Mixer for Concealed Installation with cross handle and shut-off/divertor valve
Axor Carlton 180 1jet plate Overhead Shower
Axor Montreux 1jet Hand Shower
Burbidge Tetbury 3 Door Basin Unit with Plinth in Fjord Green
Burbidge 25mm Solid Surface Worktop with Integral Basin 650 in Ice Crystal
Axor Montreux Wall Mounted 3 Hole Basin Mixer w/o Pop Up Waste
HIB Theme 80cm Mirror
JIS Fletching 1185 x 520 Stainless Steel Towel Radiator (Electric Version)
Geberit Duofix Frame 112cm with Omega Cistern and Omega30 Flushplate
Villeroy and Boch Architectura Wall Mounted WC Pan with Soft Closing Seat

Tiles Used
Unicom Starker Brazilian Slate Oxford White 600 x 600mm for Floor
Unicom Starker Brazilian Slate Oxford White 600 x 300mm for Walls
Vintage Natural 300 x 75 Ceramic Tiles for Basin and Shower Wall