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Plumb Center bathrooms
By Liz Ransome-Croker
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Our guide to Plumb Center bathrooms gives you an insight into what its customers think of its bathrooms and bathroom furniture.
We've surveyed thousands of bathroom company customers to reveal how Plumb Center bathrooms compare with rival brands such as Bathstore, Homebase and Victorian Plumbing.
We asked them how satisfied they were with the brand and whether they would recommend it to a friend, as well as rating its bathroom suites and furniture on a number of important factors.
Which? members can log in to unlock the tables below to see how Plumb Center is rated for customer service, quality of products and finish, durability and value for money, as well as read comments from Plumb Center bathroom owners.
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Plumb Center is in the process of being rebranded, and will be known as Wolseley, which is the name of its parent company. These scores and ratings are for Plumb Center bathrooms bought before the rebranding.
Visit our page on the best and worst bathroom brands to see how Plumb Center bathrooms compare with other brands.
Plumb Center bathroom durability
We asked customers about the durability of their bathroom suite overall, and that of its different components - bath, shower cubicle, sink and toilet.
Plumb Center bathroom furniture
Bathroom storage and furniture are key components of any bathroom design, and can make a big difference to how well your space works for you on a day-to-day basis.
That's why we've also asked bathroom owners to rate the bathroom furniture brands they've bought from. And not all did well - the top gained a customer score of 84%, while the bottom got 59%.
Log in to see how Plumb Center bathroom furniture was rated and visit our page on bathroom furniture to see how it compares with other big-name brands Bathstore, Homebase, Victoria Plum, Wickes and Ikea, and for our advice on how to buy the best bathroom furniture.
Plumb Center bathroom customer comments
As well as rating the brands, we asked customers to give us more details on their experiences - logging in will reveal their comments.
Plumb Center bathrooms
Click through our gallery to see a range of Plumb Center bathrooms across different styles and brands.
Plumb Center bathroom services
Plumb Center stocks a range of branded bathroom suites, including ones from Ideal Standard, Roca and Twyford, as well as its own exclusive bathroom collection called Nabis. There aren't a lot of full bathroom suites, but it has a number of toilet and sink sets.
Plumb Center also sells an extensive range of fittings, such as showers, plumbing and heating supplies, and accessories. You can browse by product type or brand on its site. You can also download a brochure showing everything it sells, and visit one of its showrooms.
Plumb Center sells mostly to trade, buy also directly to consumers. This means that you have the option to go through an independent plumber or builder that you find yourself, which could be cheaper, as opposed to buying yourself.
As part of its recent rebranding, the Plumb Center website has now been redirected to a Wolseley site, and stores are branded by their specialism, such as Pipe Center for ones that speclalise in mechanical products.
Bathroom showrooms: It has hundreds of brands nationwide, but not all are showrooms. Use the 'branches/find a branch' page to find one in your area.
It will list what the store specialises in, such as plumbing or drainage, and whether it has a showroom.
Plumb Center sells mostly to trade, so you may be able to get cheaper prices by buying through a trader
Planning/design service: You can get a free design consultation at any of Plumb Center's showrooms. To actually purchase your planned bathroom, you will need to find an installer first.
Installation: Because Plumb Center mostly sells to the trade, you will need to find your own installer. You can visit Which? Trusted Traders to find a recommended bathroom fitters in your area.
Showers: Plumb Center has a range of power, electric and mixer showers, as well as standalone shower enclosures and components for wet rooms.
We've rated well-known shower brands and tested electric showers to find out how reliable they are and whether they deliver on manufacturer's claims.
Bathroom furniture: Plumb Center sells fitted vanity units and a few standalone storage options, mostly under its own brand Nabis, but also from other brands, including Thirty6 and Ideal Standard.
Bathroom fittings, flooring and tiles: It offers a wide range of bathroom fittings, from shower rails to pipework for plumbing. It doesn't sell bathroom tiles or flooring, though.