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Office Toilet Refurbishment in Calne

Client: Fabrinet
Value: £77k

The office toilet refurbishment project for Fabrinet in Calne,  included toilet blocks on each floor as well as the disabled toilet off the reception area. Each had not been decorated or refurbished since the building was built around 20 years ago.

A requirement was also for speed, the work needed to be started between 7 and 10 days from sorting out the specification so we needed to be organised.

As well as replacing all of the vanity units and cubicle systems, all of the sanitary wear, taps and ancillaries were replaced. Also replaced were the suspended ceilings, lighting and flooring. Everything we usually do for an office refurbishment, so well within our skill set of what we can do. The first task as always, is to draw everything and work out the costs versus the finishes to get with the budget. Bearing in mind although the figure seems high, there were 4 big toilet blocks to do, as well as the small disabled toilet at the front of the building so quite a bit of work.

Office toilet refurbishment projects are not a great deal different to residential, only that things like cubicle partitions, vanity units and items like infra-red taps are more likely to be used. The flooring as well tends to be non-slip flooring as it is usually washed down each night by an army of office cleaners that also clean the office areas.

Preliminary work

We would normally produce sample boards and more drawings but we really did not have much time to do anything. We had to work out the costs very quickly and we provided some physical samples of tiles and brochures for the cubicles and we were starting, really quick..

Existing Toilets

Work in Progress photographs

We took over 700 photographs on this project over 6 weeks, below is just some of them. With 4 main toilet blocks and 3 disabled toilet rooms as well we had to run some of the rooms concurrently with work.

Completion photographs

We think that people forget how bad the old toilets were. The grey colour scheme was in keeping with Fabrinet corporate colours and they really needed to be done and we enjoyed carrying out the work.

Toilet Refurbishment Projects for Offices?

If you would like your office toilets refurbished, please do give us a call on 01380 73 88 44, or email us at [email protected] and we would be really interested to see whether we can help.

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Toilet Refurbishment in Chippenham

Client: General Dynamic UK
Value: £22k

A toilet refurbishment can simply mean updating the sanitary ware or tiling the walls. or it can involve a great deal more. Our customer, General Dynamic UK, specialises in technical systems for the MOD and wanted to bring their toilets into the 21st century.

The toilet refurbishment incorporated everything from a new ceiling and LED lighting down to new easier to clean anti-slip vinyl flooring.

We started off by measuring up the toilets and drawing it on CAD which made working out the quantity of tiles and the sizes of new cubicles much easier. Luckily the overall layout of the toilets was going to stay the same so there was no need for a plumber to re-route any pipework. We worked with the customer using colour swatches and mood boards to plan the new toilets. By identifying what was wrong with the existing toilets we were able to define what was going the make the biggest difference.

Toilet Refurbishment plans
Toilet Refurbishment plans

Existing Toilets

  • The existing tiles were very dated on both the walls and the floor with some very bland grey cubicles. 
  • The suspended ceiling comprised old fissured tiles with marks on the grid and damage to some tiles.
  • The gold lights looked very dated and with halogen bulbs were not very energy efficient.
  • The toilets and urinals were very basic.
  • The lighting above the mirror didn’t work and the bulkhead above and down the side of the mirror looked poor.
  • The shower was fairly recent with a good quality shower installed.
  • The pipework below the vanity unit leaked and the sinks just needed updating.

The solutions

  • LED lighting compared to halogen bulbs will always make a space much brighter and eliminate the nasty shadows on the walls.
  • Large format tiles add a modern touch whilst also being much easier to clean.
  • Anti-slip vinyl flooring is not only much safer, but much easier to clean with coved edges and no grout lines to worry about.
  • Modern dual flush toilets, urinal and sinks are much more aesthetically pleasing.
  • New cubicles and IPS panels in a modern colour combination have an instant effect making the space much more modern.

Toilet Refurbishment Construction Photographs

As soon as we got on site our fitters made quick work of removing the tiles, suspended ceiling and old sanitary ware. We used floor protection to ensure the mess didn’t spread into the hallways and offices when we were transporting the rubbish to the skip. Once the toilet was stripped back to basics we could install the IPS panelling and all the associated plumbing behind them. The coved edges of the new anti-slip flooring provided a level base to start tiling which made a dramatic difference in a short space of time. Large format tiles look great and because of their size they cover a large amount of area very quickly.

Once the flooring and tiles were installed the suspended ceiling, sanitary ware and cubicles were installed. The mirror was given a new minimalist frame to replace the wooden architrave.

Toilet Refurbishment Completion Photographs

Once the plumbing had been checked and all of the electrics re-connected the toilets were ready for use. We installed some lovely new stainless steel toilet roll holders and soap dispensers to keep with the modern look of the toilets. The customer was very pleased with the work we did as it caused minimal disruption and we left the toilet area looking clean and tidy.

Summary on Toilet Refurbishments

  1. Tiling and lighting have the biggest impacts on the overall look of a toilet.
  2. Mood boards and samples are a great way to visualise how a colour scheme will look.
  3. We use floor protection on our projects to ensure dust and dirt from the construction doesn’t spread into offices and hallways.
  4. We like to install LED lighting and dual flush cisterns where possible to promote energy efficiency and save water.

Questions on Toilet Refurbishments

Want more inspiration? Have a look at another job we did in Melksham. If you have any questions or you have a toilet that needs updating, please give us a call on 01380 738844

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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.

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Toilet Refurbishment in Chippenham

Client: Pew Hill House
Value: £13k

We were contacted by Carter Jonas primarily as we were local and were asked whether we could carry out a toilet refurbishment in Chippenham. In the building there were several all needing different things carried out in them. When we carry out a refurbishment project fitting new cubicles is very much like the demountable partitions that we fit in that they all have to be made and cut individually, needed quiet skilled carpenters who know what they are doing.

We also had to coordinate new plumbing works, new sinks and taps, urinals and toilets, as well as electrical work, replacement of the flooring and complete redecoration throughout, all of the required things that you would expect in a toilet refurbishment project.

Existing mens toilet downstairs needing a toilet refurbishment !

Three other toilet areas and kitchens needed refurbishing as well.

Construction / build photographs.

Finished Photographs.

Do you need your washrooms, toilets or kitchens looked at? Please give us a call for a free no obligation quote on 01380 738844.