Showerwall’s Find a Fitter programme has officially gone live, matching bathroom installers, plumbers and joiners with homeowners seeking professional bathroom wall panelling installation.
Thanks to a successful recruitment drive, Showerwall has seen installers across the UK register for the scheme, which allows consumers to easily search via their postcode on the Showerwall website to find trusted fitters. Registered installers are required to comply with terms and conditions, which include verifying that they are registered with trade bodies such as Checkatrade.
With the wall panelling market growing 25% year on year for the past six years, the Find a Fitter programme has been developed to help bathroom professionals benefit from the growing consumer interest in wall panelling, as a design-led, easy-to-clean and affordable alternative to tiles.
Steph Harris, Product Manager for Showerwall, comments: “Our Find a Fitter scheme offers a national network of approved installers who have been vetted to provide homeowners with the assurance and peace of mind that they are working with high quality professionals.
“Bathroom fitting can be a competitive industry and with more people spending time and money on their homes, the sector is busier than ever. By offering this service we are providing a quick and simple way for consumers to find local fitters within their area to transform their bathrooms.”
Approved installers will benefit from increased business opportunities in their local area through the listing as well as receiving an enhanced service offering from Showerwall. This includes video guides to help with training and sales, regular product offers and a gift on registration.
Showerwall has recently launched a new trade brochure to further support installers, which provides technical, product and installation advice. Two online training videos are also available, with step-by-step installation guides demonstrating how easy and fast it is to install the high pressure laminate around a bath and acrylic panels within a shower enclosure.
Available in a range of designs, Showerwall HPL panels are an easy to fit bathroom wall panelling system. The moisture resistant MDF core and high-pressure laminate surface are designed to deliver a smooth, watertight finish that’s tough, hard-wearing, stain resistant and hygienic.
Showerwall’s Acrylic and Custom Collections offer a library of designs manufactured using a 4mm acrylic sheet that is rear printed to create a polished glass-like finish. The material is 100% waterproof, easy to maintain and doesn’t require trims so can simply be joined with sealant for a streamlined finish.
The bathroom wall panels can be fitted by a sole installer in less than a day using simple joinery tools, either by fixing them to a wall or over existing tiles. They result in a waterproof, easy maintenance system with near invisible joints in around half the time it would take to tile a like-for-like space. They are ideal for use in shower enclosures, around baths, behind basins and to create feature walls.
The full Showerwall collection offers over 80 decors to suit all tastes, with panels available in 600, 900 and 1200 x 2440mm, backed by a guarantee of up to 15-years.