In the middle of last year a lady and gentleman arrived at in the shop asking about different types of bathroom fittings and bathroom suites. Did we at LANCASHIRE Bathrooms have a design service? - the answer was yes; do you have a drawing or sketch of the room to be refurbished? - yes was the reply.
They in fact had a set of plans drawn up by an architect with them, oh by the way, these bathrooms are to be fitted in a house being built by ourselves and shown across Europe on Sky television's Discovery Channel, the program to be a 16 part series called 'These Four Walls'. The program is based upon people who have decided to build or oversee the construction of their own homes from planning to completion, using the skills of the local contractor or specialist.
|After discussion with Mr. & Mrs. Thompson it was agreed that David Stansfield the owner of LANCASHIRE Bathrooms would go to the site in Parbold to see the work on the shell of the house to discuss Mr. and Mrs. Thompson's requirements and ideas. Planning the bathrooms ( 3 in total) was carried out back at the shop on the computer, with discussion and ideas from both David and Mr. and Mrs. Thompson being discussed on several visits to the shop and site.|
The bathroom suites were chosen from the vast range available from SOTTINI BATHROOM and the shower cubicle from the German company HUPPE. Finally , the designs were agreed and the bathroom suite and tiles picked. The main theme being the emphasis on shape and style, curves complimenting curves, not falling into the trap of combining square shower cubicles with corner baths etc.
After further discussion it was felt best
that instead of Lancashire Bathrooms just supplying the bathroom suites, that
the actual fitting of the bathrooms would be left to one of several skilled
fitting teams employed by LANCASHIRE bathrooms. The fitting and tiling of the
bathrooms was carried out by Bernard Swarbrick, David and Neville Stansfield,
Father and son, David being the owner of Lancashire Bathrooms. The work was
filmed at several stages during the fitting of the bathrooms and the program
series is now having its third showing.