When it came to installing a first floor wet room in Milton Keynes recently, the expertise required was all in the preparation of the room.

A true wet-room is a completely watertight room simply furnished with a shower. There’s no conventional shower tray but a shower area, which is a continuation of the floor. On a ground floor the process of making the room water-tight is essential to prevent leaks, damp and ingress of algae. But when the wet room is on the first or second floor it is even more important that the room is completely sealed and water-proofed by experts in wet-room design and installation.

Reeves Home and Garden specialise in wet room installations and fitting modern bathrooms. Based in Bedford we cover Beds, Bucks, Northants, parts of Cambridgeshire and North London.

To set about turning the first floor bathroom of a detached family home into a water-proof tank, firstly the room has to be fully waterproofed. This completely eradicates the need for a separate shower enclosure, as the gently sloped floor drains water away into an inset shower drain. Wet rooms can create much needed space, and how you design your wet room is up to you; it can be minimal or creative depending on your individual requirements.

Shower screens can section off your wet room, ensuring that other fixtures such as a sink or toilet need not get wet with every shower you take and when if twinned with a wall hung toilet and wash basin a wet room can be very easy to keep clean.

Other benefits include ease of access. This means that the whole family can use the bathroom safely, so elderly or disabled people can retain their independence which is often lost when using conventional bathrooms.

So, as has been shown in Reeves’ latest installation in Milton Keynes, it is possible to have a wet room in most homes, regardless of whether you have concrete or wooden floors, and the optional addition of under floor heating may give your bathroom that extra touch of comfort . Floors are naturally designed using non-slip surfaces and advanced waterproofing techniques protect the rest of your home against damage from moisture and leaks.

Reeves has installed wet rooms in homes in Olney, Aspley Guise, Woburn, Bedford, Turvey, Stevington and Tempsford.

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Assured Installer Award goes to Reeves Home and Garden of Bedford

Landscape Experts, Reeves Home and Garden have been awarded Bradstone’s Assured Installer Status. The Bedford based company has been Quality Assured by Bradstone to ensure their customers receive the very best landscaping service in the area.

Reeves undertake landscape projects in Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes, Berkshire and Northants.The Assured Installer Status covers all aspects of Landscaping from Patios to Block paving and walling to Garden Design. Reeves are one of only 2 Bradstone Assured landscapers in the area and the only one in Bedford.

To insure that the Landscape Companies are properly vetted the International Bradstone Company part of Aggregate Industries; insist on a strict checking and assessment via feedback on each job by customers, plus high levels of skills, site tidiness, insurance, customer communication and safety.

Bradstone says “Deciding to develop your garden or driveway is a big investment, so you need to be sure the work is being carried out to the highest standard by skilled and reliable craftsmen.

With a Bradstone Assured installer work is guaranteed to be done to the highest standard, with professional installers carefully selected and approved by us”.

Reeves Home and Garden, established in 1989, scored highly in all catagories and got an overall 5star rating the top one available. The Company wrote of Reeves “Congratulations, we are delighted to confirm your application to become a member of Bradstone Assured has been approved”.

You can see more details at Bradstone’s website, which is: http://www.aggregate.com/bradstone/installation-service/

Having a bathroom or wet-room installed by Reeves ensures you get a full understanding of the process beforehand. It then guarantees that the very highest standard of finish is executed by our experienced fitters.

Having a bathroom or wet-room installed by Reeves ensures you get a full understanding of the process beforehand. It then guarantees that the very highest standard of finish is executed by our experienced fitters. If you are looking for a high quality installation of a new bathroom or a modern wet-room in Bedfordshire, Northants, Bucks, Cambs and North London then contact Reeves Home and Garden for a free consultation.

Step 1 – The Consultation

During the process of designing the layout of your new bathroom or wet room, all our advice is give free. Once you've received our written quotation for either supply and fitting or installation only, and decided that Reeves is your preferred choice, we are happy to bring samples, tiles, etc. to your home for approval. Similarly we can advise on suppliers or retailers where the right quality and price can be found. The design of a bathroom from spacious walk-in showers to space saving bath shower combinations. From freestanding baths to whirlpool jacuzzis and separate changing rooms we offer the full package and in the style that best fits your taste and budget.

Step 2 – Stripping out and preparation

Your existing bathroom will normally be stripped back to the bare bones and all the waste taken away. Piping into and out of the room will be checked and replaced and sealed. In most cases we will replace any wooden floors, waterproof and then seal the whole area to prevent any leaks. If you are having a wet room or first floor bathroom we will waterproof your bathroom by "tanking" and sealing it, making impervious. Often we are requested to update or replace heating systems in conjunction with a new bathroom. Reeves offer Gas-safe installations from combi-boilers to unvented cylinders. Often an upgrade can ensure your new bathroom works to its' optimum with good constant water supply and pressure. Established in 1989, Reeves is a specialist in wet-room and bathroom installs. This includes structural changes to bathroom spaces, false walls, cupboards, lighting, extraction, plastering, tiling and decorating. Each element of the process of creating your new bathroom is managed to ensure the minimum disruption to you and your family.

Step 3 – Installing your new bathroom

The structure of your wet-room or bathroom is complete, now it's time for the good bit, starting with the tiling. Whether you're having under-floor heating or not the floor tiles or laminate flooring needs to be laid on the sealed floor. Next the wall tiles, whether you have them just in the shower enclosure or throughout the whole bathroom, the same care and attention to detail is always guaranteed. Bit by bit we build your new bathroom working swiftly but carefully getting you an A1 finish down to the last detail. New light fittings and moisture resistant paint completes the decoration and your new bathroom or wet room is ready.


Call us today to discuss you requirements, there's no sales pressure and all our prices are in writing. All goods and labour supplied by Reeves is guaranteed for 24 months. You can contact us by calling David on 01234 213 769 or email david@reeveshomeandgarden.com

Reeves offers bathroom and wet room services, including specially adapted rooms for the elderly and we are currently working in Milton Keynes, Sandy, Olney, Bedford, Turvey, Newton Blossomville and Tempsford. Recent customers who have had a reeves bathroom installed live in Stevington, Harrold, The Embankment Bedford, Woburn and Aspley Guise.

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