Bathroom Design Services

Our Bathroom Design Service to you…

Pickthornes offer the complete Bathroom Design Services for your new bathroom or shower installation; guiding you through the amazing  choice of showers, screens, baths and furniture to create the bath or shower room of your dreams.

We project manage all of the installation,  lighting and tiling requirements, therefore offering an all-inclusive project managed service & price for your new fitted bathroom or shower room. We are a local family business based in Worthing since 1983, and service the local areas including, Lancing, Shoreham, Arundel, Goring, and East Preston.

Creating a bathroom that looks great is naturally high on the list, but making sure it suit’s your lifestyle and maximizes every last bit of space is equality as importaint. We take great care in making sure that your requirements are noted and implemented within your new design.

There are so many new concepts for the modern bathrooms, from shower baths, and wet rooms, and walk in showers offering easy access, to power and digital showers. Fitted furniture, gives additional storage space, and adds a further personal touch.

Bathroom Plumbing & Fitting

All bathroom installations will be carried out by our own experienced bathroom fitters, who have many years experience in the installations of bath and shower rooms. Our fitter will firstly remove all exiting sanitary ware, tiles and remove and chase in new plumbing in copper welded joints, leaving ready for the installation. The room will then be re-plastered where required leaving ready for installation of your new design.

Tiling & Re-Decoration

The tiling and  redecoration of your bathroom is important. All tiling and redecoration works are carried out by our experienced tilers and painters, and completed to a high standard, and not by the fitter.


All electrical installations are carried out by experienced fully qualified electricians. Upon completion of the installation, a final test is completed and an electrical safety certificate is issued.

Considering your new bathroom or shower room….

Choosing wether or not you wish to change over to a shower, keep your existing bath, or changing over to a shower bath, offering the best of both worlds, we are here to help create a style for your new bathroom. It can be an exciting experience, especially if you’ve got a clear idea of what you want. However if you’re stuck for inspiration have a look through interiors magazines for ideas, and of course visit our showroom, where we have walk in shower, fitted furniture, illuminated mirrors and cabinets, showers, taps, basins, and furniture on display.  When you’re looking through the brochures and this website, remember that what’s shown in photography is just one way of styling that particular design, so don’t assume that if it’s shown in a large setting then it won’t fit into your design.  Most shower enclosures, and baths can be made to work in limited spaces; all you need is a bit of imagination and a good design.

When planning your new bathroom, we’d recommend that you always use expert designers, as they will ensure you end up with a bathroom that works on an aesthetic and functional level.

Plan of Action

A bathroom must be planned to meet your needs and the various needs of anyone else who will use it. Utilizing the space available is key to planning a good well laid out bathroom.  You may now be considering changing your bath to a shower giving easier access, or changing to a wet room, giving complete freedom. A high level WC may also be considered, being 6cm higher than the average sanitary ware,  a higher WC not only helps taller people, but also helps if your older. After buying your house, the design and installation of your bathroom and kitchen,  is often the second most expensive purchase, so take time to plan it.


Baths are available in an array of sizes and shapes to suit all bathroom installations. Modern baths are very versatile, and designed to retain heat longer when fitted with Carronite, known to be demonstrably stronger. Special P and square shaped shower baths are suitable for those wishing to enjoy both a comfortable bath, and a decent showering area.

Shower Enclosures

Our shower enclosure ranges are built from the highest grade materials with sleek polished silver frames, smooth silent operation, and easy clean glass. They will add a touch of class to any bathroom. Available in various sizes and shapes, from square, rectangular, quadrant, and offs set quadrants, were sure we have the shower enclosure or screen suitable for you, from leading manufacturers including, Manhattan, April, Kudos, and Vivid & Merlyn. 

Walk in showers / Wet Room

We are able to design walk in showers or a wet rooms in most locations. Wet rooms, usually need a suspended floor, but walk in showers are still possible, both offering easy access and no door. Installations usually consist of no glass or of only a single sheet of 8-mm safety glass as the shower screen.

We offer an excellent solution for people who are now finding it difficult to get in and out of a bath, and are wishing to have easier access and a walk in shower installed. The solution usually only takes a few days and we can install leaving your new shower enclosure looking like its always been part of your existing bathroom. Call in to our showrooms to see the options available to you, and turn those dreams into reality.

Thermostatic / Electric/ and Power Showers

Now you have the ideal showering enclosure, we need to make sure you have the correct shower fitted. Showers come in many forms, from manual thermostatic showers, to three way, and electric digital showers. Thermostatic showers ensure that you are delivered a consistent showering experience at a controlled temperature. Three way shower valves, are used as diverters to allow additional body jets, or as a diverter to fill the bath through a bath filler, thus eliminating the need for bath taps. Digital showers like the Aqualisa Quartz, offer a modern deigned pumped shower, with a digital processor delivering thermostatically controlled water a the push of a button.

Sanitary Ware

We offer a wide range of quality sanitary and bath ware from leading manufacturers, including Ideal Standard, Pura, Roca. Free standing sanitary ware, can give various different looks. Modern semi pedestal, or sat on slab basin on furniture, as opposed to a traditional period style basin, can easy change the whole bathroom look and feel. Additional toilets can easily be installed in either a new en-suite or in the main bathroom, without connecting to a nearby soil pipe when fitted as a Saniflow compact WC.

Fitted Furniture.

Whatever the layout of your new bathroom, fitted furniture available in over 50 different finishes, can be used to maximise space and give additional storage. We offer four different types of furniture. Fitted furniture is the post popular, where several units are placed next to each other with a plinth at the bottom, and  a single worktop over the top, incorporating a semi recessed, moulded or sat on  basin. These can either be floor standing or wall mounted. Free standing furniture is where each unit is designed to stand on its’ own, rather than in a run of fitted units. Modular furniture is slightly shorter in height, than standard furniture. The units are designed to be wall hung, and have a more contemporary look. Handleless furniture is available in the fitted , freestanding and modular ranges. The only difference is the the doors have built in handles.

The next steps …

Come and visit us today with your wish list and ideas, but don’t worry though if you’re struggling for ideas as were here to help and  offer you advice, were sure you’ll be inspired by a display and advice you see and hear in our showroom.


doing such a great job on the shower for us – we are ‘really’ pleased with everything. Big thank you to Nigel, especially for all the extra bits of work involved. We will certainly be calling on you all again when we have any other work done.

Thank you all for a great job done

Pete & Caroline


We are so pleased with the finished product and bathroom, that i think I’ll take up residence. Thanks to everyone involved.

Geoff & Carolyn Smith