It is often noted that kitchens and bathrooms are a big contributing factor when people are looking to purchase a new home. We are finding that our customers across the Edinburgh area are treating their bathrooms as a design feature of their homes as well as a self care sanctuary.
Trends in bathroom design have evolved over the past five years with a real focus on luxury. As Edinburgh’s premier electrician firm we are seeing more and more the trend for walk-in showers, oversized or stand alone baths and in some high spec homes, bathroom TV screens.
When planning a bathroom redesign at your Edinburgh home you may not immediately think you need to contact an electrician but there is a surprising amount of electrical work required with a bathroom refit, especially if you are looking at a higher end specification.
Due to the obvious mix of water and electricity, bathrooms are considered high risk when it comes to electrical installations. If you are looking at adding to or altering any existing circuits then it is highly possible that the work will need to be notifiable to building control to ensure all safety standards are met and all installation & testing will obviously need to be completed by a local Edinburgh electrician..
The easiest way to ensure all the correct safety requirements are met is to use an Edinburgh electrician who is NICEIC registered, just as we are here at DC Electrical Edinburgh. One of our friendly, expert electrician team can self-certify the work on site as part of your project and notify the local building control department on your behalf should you require us to.
It may come as a surprise to some customers but as electric showers require their own electrical circuit, this means that in most cases your shower will have the highest electrical demand out of all of your household appliances. This means that correct, fully compliant and of course safe installation by an expert Edinburgh electrician is a must. When budgeting and planning your bathroom renovation it’s worth bearing in mind that the cost of fitting an electric shower is dependent on whether your existing consumer unit would need updating in order to comply with current safety standards. This is something one of our friendly, electrician team can advise you on when completing a job survey of the work you require.
For the height in bathroom relaxation & luxury some customers opt for a bathroom TV. All televisions fitted in a bathroom need to be fitted inset into a wall cavity with the area around sealed and siliconed to prevent any water getting in. One of our Edinburgh electricians on site at your bathroom project would then advise that you will need a depth of 75mm to 85mm to ensure that the screen sits flush with the wall. To prevent the screen steaming up the TV glass is heated. You’ll also need speakers, which like the TV, must be hardwired into the wall or ceil,
From bathroom lighting to inset TV’s, electric showers to whirlpool tubs and electric sockets, our friendly Edinburgh electrician team have got you covered for all elements of your bathroom refurb and redesign. For more information on how we can help bring your ideas to life just get in touch today.