Balham Bathroom Installation & Fitting
Balham is one of our main bathroom installation areas given its proximity to our Clapham based home.Whether it is for buy to let investors, families or first time buyers we are nearly always delivering a new bathroom install in Balham. Check out our recent works or blog page to see some of our transformed Balham bathrooms or our fitters top tips.
Popular Balham Bathroom Styles
- Victorian style with a modern twist – More and more of our clients are wanting to re-create some of the original Victorian features in their bathrooms. Victorian style toilets and taps combined with bathroom metro tiles are a great look in these period properties. Our bathroom fitters are regularly asked to combine these period bathroom fittings with modern shower systems to complete the look whilst ensuring day to day functionality.
- Period conversions – Period properties weren’t always designed for today’s living needs, especially when it comes to the bathroom. Our bathroom fitters are often asked to knock through small bathrooms and separate WC’s into larger family bathrooms. It is very rare that these dividing walls are structural, so it is usually a quick and easy job for our bathroom fitting teams, but carries a huge transformative effect.
- High impact en-suites – As well as family bathrooms, we have a lot of clients that want wow factor en suite bathrooms installed, either in an existing en-suite or by creating a new room entirely. Our design team will often be asked to source natural stone and designer rain forest showers to complete the look. Meanwhile our bathroom fitters will often install in-shower alcoves and cut-outs with dowlighters to add a real sense of luxury.
Balham Property Style & History
Development in Balham dates back to 1856 and was centered around the introduction of the railway. Today a lot of the original street layouts can still be seen. In the late 1880s large areas of the Bedford estate were transformed when large family homes began to be built, usually with outside toilets. Within a few years a grid of thoroughfares stretching from Bedford Hill to Tooting Bec had been lined with ‘Balham Townhouses’. Now a conservation area, the Heaver estate remains really popular with families.
It was in the 1920s that the introduction of the Northern Line tube at both Balham and Clapham South led to a huge flurry of building. It is this housing stock of late Victorian and Edwardian homes that make the streets of Balham so desirable. In the mid 1930s came the construction of Du Cane Court. This is one of the country’s most famous Art Deco buildings and was, at the time, the largest single block of privately owned flats in Europe.With beautiful Victorian and Edwardian period houses dominating the area, there is also a lot of attractive conversions in Balham. Additionally, there are attractive mansion blocks lining side streets.
Balham is surrounded by large green spaces, all just a short distance away from the centre of town. Clapham Common to the north is a spacious expanse that includes pitches for many different sports, as well as fishing opportunities, cafes and a mother and baby club. It plays host to major music festivals in the summer months. Wandsworth Common to the west has been designated as a site of importance for nature conservation, while Tooting Bec Common offers a whole host of activities from horse riding to tennis, nature trails and a youth club.
Transport From Balham
Tube: The Northern Line serves Balham itself, as well as Clapham South, to the north of the area, and takes 20 minutes to reach Bank.
Rail: Trains take 18 minutes to Victoria, and there are services to Caterham and Epsom. Clapham Junction is only two stops away for access to many other parts of the country.
Bus: Several bus routes serve Balham, including the 155 from Tooting to Elephant & Castle, 249 from Anerley to Clapham Common, 315 to Norwood and 355 from Mitcham to Brixton.
Road: The roads are busy here and most locals tend to stick to public transport, but the South Circular is very close by for access to other parts of London.
Cycle: Cycle Superhighway 7 runs through Balham linking Merton to the City
Getting away: Balham is equidistant by road from Heathrow and Gatwick airports, with the journey taking under an hour by car.