All Project Categories Toilet Refurbishment

Toilet Refurbishment in Melksham

Client: Valldata
Value: £40k

Cre8tive was asked to carry out a toilet refurbishment in Melksham by looking at Valldata’s current toilets as they were showing the signs of age. There were two sets, reception side for visitors, and the office side which were much larger and were for the office staff.

Access is restricted into the office side . We were asked as the customer had seen a recent project on our website for Pew Hill House toilet refurbishment and liked what they saw. Please click on this link if you would like to look at this project first / as well as this one.

Existing Toilets

The photographs below show the two sets of toilets to be done, as you can see they look fairly dated and probably fairly typical of many toilets that need refurbishment. Our first step is to look at what they have, have a meeting to discuss what the customer likes and dislikes, produce some drawings and plans, cost the project and then carry out the work. Easy really!

Planning and drawing work

We follow the same basic principle for all projects, before anything we have to look and see what is there, measure everything and draw it. Regardless of what the final specification is the measuring and drawing allows us to be accurate with the costs. It was apparent that a large part of the costs would be tiling, so it is important to get the meterage correct. We can lay out the suspended ceiling grid as well so the light positions can be worked out. Once the basic cost is determined we can adjust the specification to suit the customers budget so we show all of the costings and juggle things around to get to a cost that everyone is happy with.

Work in Progress Photographs

Completed photographs

Within the scope of work we had to carry out the following:

  • Design and drawing work
  • Stripping out.
  • New suspended ceiling.
  • All walls dot and dabbed, drylined, tape and jointed.
  • New tiling, with decoration of non tiled walls
  • New plumbing, new radiators.
  • Electrical work, new lighting and power for the Dyson air blades
  • New toilet cubicles and vanity units
  • New non slip vinyl flooring throughout, with coved skirting to facilitate cleaning.

Poor Standard of Toilets?

We have carried out a few projects now using this toilet cubicle partition system, which is actually mid range, so not the cheapest but also not too expensive. There are many styles and finished and so we can change the design and look depending on what the customer likes. The first stage is giving us a call to let us have a look to see what we can do. Please call us on 01380 73 8844.

All Project Categories Suspended Ceilings

Suspended Ceiling in Melksham sub station

Client: Melksham Sub Station
Value: £4k

We were called in to look at Melksham sub stations‘ meeting room and staff room as there were a few problems with the inside of the room. The existing ceiling at the sub station was just exposed to the roof. As well as looking unsightly, the rooms were generally noisy as any sound bounced off the hard surfaces of the roof without being absorbed. The sub station also lost heat through the roof space, so the requirement was to install a new ceiling in a couple of rooms which would solve these issues. Instead of the usual CAT2 louvred lighting we fitted LG3 indirect/direct fittings which reduce any shadow around the edge of the room. A suspended ceiling was the obvious answer.

Choosing the right suspended ceiling tile is important to get the right balance between how the ceiling will look, its performance, (often related to sound and insulation), and of course cost. Cre8tive usually presents some options with some recommendations which then the customer can chose the right combinations to the budget that is available. In this instance we did not believe in presenting the cheapest tile for the cheapest price, which is what many companies do, but for not very much more they got a massively different look to the ceiling. The client also spent a bit more money in getting the correct lighting sorted and ended up with exactly what they wanted.

Construction and finished photographs

Not sure what Suspended Ceiling to have?

There are many different types of suspended ceilings, and we have selected a good quality plain faced tile in this case, which will not bow if it gets a bit of moisture, and is nice a bright. The lighting was important, as traditional CAT2 lighting creates shadows around the walls, we chose LG3 which throws light back into the diffuser producing less shadows around the edges of the walls.

There are many different types of suspended ceilings and the range of tiles now can be quite baffling. The current trend is to focus on sound performance within the office and this can be dealt with by using a special tile.

Suspended ceilings are used for a number of reasons, they are quick to install and mean that all the services required for offices such as pipework for plumbing and air conditioning, as well as power and data can be hidden out of sight. Access to the services is also much easier than using a traditional plasterboard or MF type ceiling as the ceiling tiles just need to be lifted from the grid.

There are many offices with old fissured tiles, with sagging tiles and a mottled grey look they make the office look very dated. We like to fit nice white clean tiles to give a fresh look.

If you want to improve sound performance for a space, or want to hide some services, or have any questions about suspended ceiling types please give us a call on 01380 73 88 44