What are your modular bathrooms pods made of?
We use inert GRP – glass reinforced plastic [otherwise known as FRP] and SMC manufacturing process – otherwise referred to as sheet-fibre reinforcement material compounding. The same fire-retardant sanitary material that boats are made of.
Are your bathroom units completely watertight?
Yes. Completely. If you consider we use the latest GRP materials and production processes, which for 60 years, are the dominant material used for manufacturing yacht hulls, you can have complete confidence. In any case, MPI offers a leak-free performance warranty to match the 10 year modular bathroom pods product guarantee.
Are your bathroom pods flat packed by design?
Yes. Modular design means that the modular bathroom pods are prefabricated off site in sections. They are delivered in flat packed format that can be carried through a standard width doorway of domestic or commercial premises. Therefore transport, shipping and installation costs are dramatically reduced.
Do I need a builder to assemble these pods or can I do this myself?
Your choice. You can assemble these units if you are a competent DIY person or you can make use of local trades people. We also have a network of approved professional pod installers. Ask for details. You should allow a maximum of 3 days for complete installation in working order. This includes the plumbing, electrical and any studwork enclosures required; considerably less time than traditional bathroom construction.
Does MPI provide an installation service?
We are not an installation contractor but we have a network of approved installers throughout the UK. We offer and run pod installation training courses on our premises to provide accreditation to tradesmen who wish to be an approved pod installer.
How long does installation take?
Installation takes 3-6 hours for each modular bathroom pod. External wall cladding, studwork and connecting services may add a further day. This about 70% quicker than a traditionally constructed en-suite bathroom.
How long will it take for a bathroom or a shower pod to be delivered?
96 hours from one of our standard stock pod ranges within UK mainland. 5 days elsewhere in Europe. Non-stock products will take longer depending on your exact specification.
Where are these Pods made?
We buy the pod shell materials from suppliers who can guarantee quality and correct specification. We use UK & European fixtures and fittings [sanitary ware] for furnishing the Pods. We assemble, test and QA the whole unit. This results in cost-effective outsourcing your modular bathroom pods requirement & you can directly benefit from our commitment to make and stock only the best quality solutions. All our material supply partners operate a rigorous ISO9001 and ISO14001 code of manufacture. Otherwise, we will not use them!
Are all the internal sanitary ware included in the price and supply?
You will be quoted for complete bathroom pod unit, including shower, toilet, basin, taps, shower mixer taps, extractor fan, mirror and towel rails. This is our standard UK WRAS approved CE marked quality sanitary ware. You can select bespoke sanitary ware to your own taste. You can also supply your own sanitary ware and we just supply the pod carcass. The Pod door frame & door is not usually included.
Will the bathroom pod look like a plastic box after installation?
Absolutely not. The interior of the pod has a solid look and the wall decorative finishes are indistinguishable from high quality tiling. The exterior is usually clad and can be finished to match the decor in the rest of the room, just like a traditional bathroom.
Will MPI pods be suitable for refurbishment projects?
Our flat packed bathroom products are ideal for refurbishment projects. The packages can all be fitted through a standard household doorway and up stairs. We are also ideal for new build where large order multiples attract further competitive advantages to our clients.