Clapham Bathroom Installation & Fitting
Clapham is where Burgess Bathrooms began and remains our epicenter. Clapham is a vast and diverse area with an array of different housing stock and styles. Popular with young professionals and families alike we regularly install wow factor ensuites and family friendly, practical bathroom solutions for our clients here. Being popular with city professionals and very busy people, our full project managed service is regularly requested in Clapham.
Popular Clapham Bathroom Styles
- Functional family bathrooms with wow factors – Knows as the nappy valley, many of our clients are extending their family and require new family bathroom installations. Practical solutions, retractable shower screens and hand held showers for baby washing are amongst our regular requests. Functionality should never compromise on style though, so we are always working on how we can include the wow factor items to make it a haven for both children and parents alike.
- Basement bathroom installations – Given the ever increasing price per square foot, many of our clients have embarked on extending into their basement to add valuable square footage. We are often asked to install innovative bathroom solutions to create a feeling of space in what are often quite small, low ceiling rooms. Oversized bathroom tiles and well designed storage solutions are crucial here.
- Re-engineered period bathrooms – Given the abundance of period housing stock in Clapham many home owners want to install period bathrooms but with all the benefits of modern engineering. Herringbone metro tiles, roll top baths and lounging areas are ever popular in these show stopping bathrooms. Take a look at our blog or give us a call if you are thinking of a period conversion and want some inspiration.
Clapham Property Style & History
These days our clients move to Clapham for its period properties and the niceness of the immediate area. However, in the 17th century it was a very different backdrop. Outbreaks of the plague, followed by the 1666 Great Fire of London meant that many Londoners wanted to escape the densely populated areas and thus Clapham became a hot spot for people relocating. The Clapham architecture really reflects this. There are grand Georgian terraces on Grafton Square and in the Old Town, Victorian charm in Abbeville Village, and an abundance of more modest Victorian and Edwardian terraced houses built to house the booming population during this time. There’s ample choice for young professionals in the lively Clapham North area, with larger houses and flats found closer to Clapham South. Around the Common there are grand period conversions and purpose built mansion blocks. At Burgess Bathrooms we cater to all of these style of properties and the needs of the varying inhabitants.
At the epicenter of Clapham is the 89 hectare Clapham Common which is great for sun worshippers, dog walkers and frisbee flingers alike, with a packed calendar of events to enjoy in the summer months. One of the largest open spaces in London, the common boasts a number of different playing fields, a playgroup for children, paddling pool and a Grade II listed bandstand. The community group Friends of Clapham Common plays an important role in maintaining the common’s recreational facilities and biodiversity.
Transport From Clapham
Tube: Clapham has three Tube stations (Clapham North, Clapham Common and Clapham South) all in Zone 2 on the Northern Line. Journeys to the West End take about 15 minutes.
Overground: With a stop at Clapham High Street the Overground offers a link to Canada Water, Shoreditch High Street, Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction.
Rail: Clapham Junction, although in neighbouring Battersea, is a major rail interchange, with regular trains to Victoria and Waterloo taking between six and ten minutes.
Bus: Local bus routes include numbers 35 (to Shoreditch), 39 (to Putney Bridge), 87 (to Aldwych), 219 (to Wimbledon) and 337 (to Richmond). A number of Clapham’s buses run 24 hour services and there are also several night bus routes, such as the N31 (to Camden) and the N35 (to Tottenham Court Road).
Cycle: Cyclists can take advantage of the Cycle Superhighway 7 running alongside Clapham Common.