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. 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 Pod product guarantee.
Can different finishes be selected for the internal walls or floors?
Yes, there are several different wall colours and you can have both floor and walls pre tiled & grouted (ceramic)in our factory. Bear in mind this makes the pod heavier and adds to the price. Looks and feels amazing though!
Are your Pods modular by design, and therefore easily demounted for access through existing doorways?
Yes. Modular design means that the Pod is prefabricated in sections and then either bolted together or heat welded on site or in the factory. Very simple and fast to demount and assemble as the Pod sections can be carried through the standard doorway width of a domestic or commercial premise. Therefore Transport, shipping and installation costs are dramatically reduced.
Do I need builders to assemble these Pods or can I do this myself?
Your choice. You can assemble these units if you are a competent DIYer. You can also ask your local plumber or builder to quote you for installation. 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 install your bathroom and kitchen Pods?
Not usually. We are happy to supply the product, and transport to your premises or site. We are not an installation or commissioning company. However, we have a number of ‘approved installers’ who can provide you a price for pre and post pod assembly requirements.
How long does installation take?
Between 4 and 8 hours per Pod. Excluding the external wall cladding or studwork and connecting services which you should add a further day. Around 70% less than a traditional constructed En-suite bathroom.
How long will it take for a bathroom or a shower pod to be delivered?
72 hours from one of our standard stock Pod ranges [1 4 x standard models], within England & Wales. 5 x days in Ireland & Scotland or mainland Europe. For non-stock products – this will take longer & depends on your exact specification requirements.
Where are these Pods made?
We buy the pod shell materials from abroad where we 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. For you, this results in cost-effective outsourcing your Modular Bathroom requirements & directly benefit from our commitment to make and stock only the best quality Pod 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 also select bespoke sanitary ware to your design. The external Pod waterproof door is also included.
Will the bathroom pod look like a plastic box after installation?
No. it will typically be cladded on 1 or 2 sides and the studwork can be matched to the rest of the room’s décor and style.
Will MPI pods be suitable for refurbishment projects?
Our bathroom products are ideal for refurbishment projects due to the flat pack nature of the delivery of materials – which can all be fitted through a standard household doorway. We are also ideal for new build where large order multiples attract further competitive advantages to our clients.