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  1. How much is a Bespoke Shower Tray?

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    The most common question we get when people contact Versital is ‘How much is a bespoke shower tray‘?  Although this is not a straight forward question, we will try to explain some general pricing guidelines.

    Bespoke shower trays are very different from off the shelf shower trays and therefore priced very differently.

    A bathroom is likely to be used daily. Whether it is for your own home or your client, you want to ensure you have the best quality product for the job.

    If the shower tray is for a hospitality installation, such as a hotel – an issue such as a leak could lead to damage to other rooms, and potentially bedrooms being out of action. Because of this, most clients choose to get the best quality product for the long term.

    Luxury bathroom with bespoke shower tray

    How much does a bespoke shower tray cost?

    Bespoke shower trays from Versital range in price anywhere between £795 + vat to £2000 + vat. The cost will vary depending on the overall square meterage, as well as other extra’s or features that you might wish to add on. You can opt for additional extra’s such as additional height, channel drains or even multiple waste positions.

    Made from Composite Stone Resin

    All Versital shower trays are made from composite stone resin and available in a huge colour range. For comparison, a standard off the shelf stone resin shower tray can range anywhere from £100 + vat up to £800 + vat.

    However, made to measure shower trays offer a lot of important benefits over a standard off the shelf shower tray that can save you lot of money in the long run.

    Vanity Top, Shower Panels and Tray in Sandstone Granite Finish

    Bespoke shower trays can save on Installation costs

    Installation is by far one of the biggest costs for any bathroom, and a lot of the custom features of a bespoke shower tray will help to bring those costs down

    1. Completely custom size – no need to move walls to make a shower tray fit
    2. Custom shape – can be any shape, including curved sides, as well as include cut outs round corners.
    3. Custom waste position – no need to move pipework
    4. Fully waterproof and ready to install – no need to tank in most cases, or re-seal in years to come
    5. Fall slopes to the waste calculated and engineered to suit therefore no need for a former or slope to be created on the floor

    How big can I get a bespoke shower tray?

    Bespoke shower trays are available up to around 2.5 square meters. The main limitation is down to weight and us (and you for that matter!) being able to handle it and install it.  Our team of experts can advise you on your individual project so the best thing is to get in touch.

    How do I get a price for a bespoke shower tray?

    For an initial estimate all we need is the overall width and length of the shower tray you are looking for, and we can give you an estimate based on that. They start from £795 + vat and vary in price depending on the overall size and shape.  You can call us on 01204 380780 for a quick price over the phone, or send us a quote request for an official written estimate.

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    Why are bespoke shower trays more expensive than off the shelf shower trays?

    The reason a bespoke shower tray cost more than an off the shelf shower tray is mainly down to the labour intensive manufacturing process. Each shower tray is individually made to clients specifications for size, shape, waste position and colour.

    An individual mould is manufactured to suit the exact details a customer needs, and a shower tray is cast from that mould.

    How do bespoke shower trays compare to Wetrooms?

    At first glance a wetroom might seem a more cost effective option. Including a former for the base, tiles and tanking a starting cost might be around £500 + vat. However, this is without installation which is by far one of the most expensive costs in a bathroom. It can also be potentially one of the most costly mistakes if not done properly.

    A wetroom requires tanking and waterproofing before the former is fitted and then tiled on top of. It also needs to have a floor fall to the waste that has been properly calculated, as well as adequate drainage, which is another major cause of wetroom issues.

    By the time the installation costs are taken into consideration for a wetroom shower area, they are more than likely to be comparable to the cost of a bespoke shower tray.

    A Turn-key Solution

    With a bespoke shower tray there is the peace of mind that all the technical details such as floor fall, waste position etc have already been correctly engineered into the tray and is ready to install. Bespoke shower trays are manufactured in one piece, with no seams or joints to cause any potential leaks or issues going forwards.

    This is a much quicker and less costly installation option that could actually save on the overall cost of the finished bathroom.

    Get a personalised quote for a bespoke shower tray

    Huge Colour Range

    Bespoke shower trays from Versital also have the added benefit of being available in an extensive colour range, the majority for no extra charge. Choose from over 100 colour options in custom solid colours, true to life marble and granites to the more exotic sparkle finishes.

    Versital also offers made to measure shower panels to match the shower trays, offer a great alternative to create a wet room look.

    Large master bathroom in cream marble with contrasting sparkle skirting

    Benefit over real marble shower trays

    Unlike real marble, Versital offers true to life marble finishes that are 100% non porous and stain proof. It does not suffer from watermarks and is extremely easy to clean.

    Versital also has a cast certified anti slip to the standing area, which real marble does not include.

    Additional Hygienic properties from SteriTouch®

    Versital bespoke shower trays include a protective gel coat with the additive SteriTouch® for additional antimicrobial protection.

    SteriTouch® offers increased protection and will restrict the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria and mould, including Serratia Marcescens. You probably know it better as the reddish-pink residue in your bathroom; found frequently on tiles, shower trays and around your shampoo.

    According to, “What’s This Pink Stuff in My Bathroom” published in AWWA’s November 2000 edition of Opflow, “Serratia marcescens has been found to be pathogenic to some people, having been identified as a cause of urinary tract infections, wound infections, and pneumonia”.

    The antimicrobial properties of Versital have been verified by independent laboratories using the ISO22196 test method.

    Matching products available

    As well as bespoke shower trays, Versital offers made to measure shower panels and vanity tops to complete the bathroom fit out, for a high end finish.

    Anti slip certified standing area cast into the shower tray

    All Versital custom made shower trays include a certified anti slip cast finish into the surface of the standing area. This is suitable for domestic and hospitality bathrooms. It’s worth remembering that tiles used in wetroom’s are unlikely to include this important safety feature.

    How long does it take to make a bespoke shower tray?

    Typically the lead time for a custom shower tray will be around 4 weeks from order to delivery. It is always worth asking if you have an urgent need or installation date and we will do our best if we have any availability.

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  2. Video – Easy Access Bathroom Remodel

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    Easy Access Bathroom: Beautiful Bathroom Refurb

    One of our long standing clients, bathroom designer and installer Langley Interiors based in the North West, recently completed this beautiful and practical bathroom transformation.

    Disability Bathroom : Safe and stylish!

    The clients father in ailing health needed their bathroom to be easy access and safe to use. The designer took this into account when creating a large walk in style shower complete with grab bars.

    Versital Shower Panels

    The bathroom was finished in Versital throughout, including Versital shower panels on the walls outside as well as inside the shower area. As well as looking beautiful, they are easy to clean and mantain.

    Bespoke Shower Tray For Large Easy Access Shower

    The designer chose to use a large bespoke shower tray to create a large wet room style shower tray that was easy to access and created a very level walk through.

    Built in Shower Seat

    Versital was used to create a safe and stylish built in shower seat that was not only safe to use, but also looks fabulous.

    Stylish Disability Bathroom Transformation Video

    The full project was followed from start to finish – you won’t believe the before pictures! See the full video below.

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    For advice on how to use Versital in an easy access bathroom or disability bathroom contact us direct on 01204380780. You can also request a quote from the team today.

     

  3. Building the Dream with Arkhibuild

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    Building the Dream with Arkhibuild

    This year we have been lucky enough to be involved in some very exciting commercial and domestic projects. We were delighted to meet architectural designer Matthew Lewis of Arkhibuild at last year’s Grand Designs show. Matthew was at the beginning of the design of build of his family home and was excited to learn that Versital offered a massive colour palette in bathroom surfaces

    Building the Dream with Charlie Luxton

    Matthew agreed to have his design and build featured on the program ‘Building the Dream’ which follows exciting and innovative home design projects from conception, throughout the build and the challenges it faces, through to completion.

    Versital Bathroom Surfaces: RAL Colour Options

    As well as a large range of marble and granite finishes, Versital also offer custom RAL finishes for a wide range of solid surface bathroom products. These include shower trays, shower panels and vanity tops.

    Bright RAL orange shower tray

    Colour and Design

    After speaking with Matthew it became clear very quickly that he had an eye for exciting design and innovative products, and wanted to include some bright design led products in the bathrooms of his new build property.

    Bespoke Shower Tray and Made to Measure Shower Panels

    Matthew has a passion for bright primary colours and especially wanted to include vibrant orange throughout his build. We were able to manufacture products to create his vision, with a bespoke shower tray and shower wall panel in a striking RAL orange 2009.

    Take a look at the build for yourself and look out for Versital at 43mins 44 seconds. Click on the image below to view on More4.

    Building the dream with Arkhibuild using Versital bathroom surfaces
    Building the dream with Arkhibuild using Versital bathroom surfaces

     

  4. Modern Bathroom Design: Bright Orange RAL for Designer in Cheshire

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    Modern Bathroom : Custom RAL Shower Tray to Interior Design Spec

    Versital is well known for it’s custom shower trays and made to order resin shower panels.  When the architectural interior designer Arkhibuild approached us last year wanting to include custom RAL colours in their design we were all ears!

    Take a look at This Modern Bathroom Idea

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    A great idea for a modern bathroom design is to opt for a feature area to stand out against the rest of the room.  Opting for a bright colour to stand out against a simple background keeps the bathroom feeling fresh and not too over powering.

    Bright RAL orange shower trayBespoke Shower Tray and Resin Shower Panel

    This bespoke stone resin shower tray in RAL 2009 orange will be set against a stunning feature wall panel also from Versital in the exact same colour and material, with crisp white tiles to contrast.

    All Versital bathroom surfaces including shower trays, resin shower panels and vanity tops can be specified in any RAL colour from the full RAL chart.

    For more ideas on modern bathroom designs using Versital bathroom surfaces take a look at our other bathroom articles.  For a bathroom brochure and more assistance call and speak to the team on 01204380780 sales@versital.co.uk.

  5. The NEW Minima! Bespoke Low Profile Shower Tray

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    NEW Cost Effective Bespoke Shower Tray Option

    The New Minima bespoke low profile shower tray is the ideal solution to create a wet room style bathroom the easy way.

    Versital custom made shower trays are manufactured to the size and specifications you need to fit with your bathroom. (more…)

  6. Wet Room Floor Solutions

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    Wet Room Solution – Custom Made Shower Floor

    Unlike tanking which is notoriously difficult to get right, Versital made to measure shower trays offer a solution for easy to install wet room bathrooms. They are 100% waterproof and tested to category 2 anti slip standards – perfect for a wet area! This negates the need for tricky tanking and can save money in the long term. Made to exact shape and size you require for a bespoke Wetroom.

    All-In-One Wet Room Solution

    Unlike other wet room floor systems that require several different stages, including tanking, a base board and tiling, Versital bespoke shower trays come ready to install without the need for any other work. The waste outlet can be made where you need for ease of installation, and the choice of colours makes the tray an already finished item to blend beautifully with the rest of your bathroom.

    Luxury wetroom style bathroom with walk in shower and top mounted sink.

    Wet Rooms Made Simple

    With a Versital bespoke shower tray in a wet room, there is no need for tanking or any other process normally associated with created a wet room.

    Get A Quote Today For A Bespoke Shower Tray Wet Room Solution

    Problem Wetrooms or Shower Areas

    Versital made to measure shower trays are the ideal solution for problem with wet rooms and large shower areas. They can provide a cost effective solution with issues such as leaking wet rooms, broken seals or broken shower trays. The problem can be dealt with in the locality of the shower area by installing a beautiful low profile, purpose made shower tray, whilst leaving the rest of the wetroom untouched.

    Huge Colour Range – Over 90 Colour Options

    Versital has over 90 colour options in the range, to offer a beautiful seamless match with the rest of your bathroom.

    Nonporous, Stain Resistant and Hygienic Surface

    Versital bespoke shower trays are manufactured with a protective gel coat which makes them 100% nonporous, stain resistant and hygienic – making them perfect for commercial and domestic application alike. They don’t need treating on installation or in the future to maintain the waterproof properties.

    Matching High Quality Shower Panels

    For a complete wetroom style shower and bathroom, complement your bespoke shower tray with matching or complementing shower panels available in the same high quality stone resin finishes. Take a look and get an instant shower panel quote.

    “The most common issue with problem Wetrooms is making sure they are completely watertight. If you don’t take care at installation, you could cause thousands of pounds worth of damage to your home”.
    Gemma Stockberger – Versital.

    Call us on 01204380780 for more advice, or get a quote instantly by filling in the quote request form.

     

  7. Refurb at The Andaz Hotel London

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    Hotel Bathrooms Get a Facelift With Bespoke Shower Trays

    Hyatt’s five star luxury boutique hotel, The Andaz Liverpool Street, welcomes guests to discover the unrivalled city of London, the old and the new.

    To keep up with the needs of the discerning traveler hotels are constantly looking to improve the décor and facilities. Bathrooms make a huge impact on clients when staying in hotels and need to be kept in top condition.

    The stunning ballroom at the Andaz Hotel London where Versital have been involved in refurbishing

    Luxury Hotel and 5 Star Facilities

    As well as luxury rooms, the hotel has a beautiful restaurant and cocktail bar, and hosts parties, weddings and events including fabulous New Years Eve parties.

    Review sites such a Trip Advisor rate it 5 star. With all public facing businesses like this, it is essential they keep their rooms and public areas up to scratch. Versital have recently been involved in supplying custom made shower trays to update the bathrooms in this hotel.

    Bathrooms Updated Using Bespoke Shower Trays

    “The hotel and rooms are beautiful, but because of the age of the building a lot of the bedrooms still had baths as the main washing facility. Less people and especially travelers are keen to use a bathtub and prefer the option of a large walk in shower where possible. They have come to expect it with highly rated hotels. Changing a full bathroom can be difficult and costly, especially with having rooms out of action whilst work is carried out.

    We were able to offer a solution of a bespoke shower tray that would fit the space where the bath tub had been perfectly, making alterations to the bathroom much simpler and less costly. The bathrooms were brought bang up to date with a cost effective and simple solution. Bespoke shower trays are available in a wide range of marble and granite finishes to match in with existing tiles, as well as custom RAL colours to suit a corporate identity or specific colour requirement.

    We look forward to supplying the remainder of the bathrooms over the course of the next year as they become required.”
    Gemma Stockberger, Versital UK

    If you are a hotel owner, designer or architect and would like more advice or a personalised quote for bespoke shower trays on a commercial project, please contact us direct on 01204380780. Alternatively fill in a contact form and we will come back to you at your convenience.