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Cooke & Lewis Matt White End Bath panel (W)685mm
This tongue & groove matt white bath end panel conceals the underneath of your bath tub as well as hiding away any plumbing and pipework, perfect for a clean and tidy finish to your bathroom and comes with an adjustable plinth to allow for bath height variance.
- Fixings sold separately
Features and benefits
- Size adjustable to 450mm height when plinth removed
- Made from responsibly sourced, Forest Friendly timber
- Size adjustable to 450mm height when plinth removed
Health and safety
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|Brand||Cooke & Lewis|
|Material||Medium-density fibreboard (MDF)|
|Style||Tongue & groove|
DO NOT BUY!
margip73 - 2 months ago
This panel comes in two pieces and is extremely difficult to fit especially if you are trying to fit an end and side panel. Having the addition of the piece of wood at the bottom which goes behind the main panel makes trying to fit the two corners together almost impossible for a novice like myself. The MDF is so strong that it was very difficult to cut even with an electric saw and the coating on the outside peeled away at the edges after cutting. The screws that are provided are not suitable either. I would recommend not buying this product as it is a waste of money. I will be taking mine to the tip for recycling as it has now been wrongly cut to size trying to work out how the corners piece together!
Di S Gruntled - 3 years ago
Bought 3. 2 white, one cream. 2 with 15mm skirting (one cream, one white) one 20mm. Had drilled into the (useless to me) 20mm one and so was not allowed to exchange it (horrible customer service on phone). Made my own new skirting for all three and will paint them all the same colour, but would advise opening up boxes and checking if the above matters to you.
Oh, the B&Q I tried to buy them from was still unopen 1hr and 15mins after it was advertised as (and told it was) so I had to drive to another one after waiting for 30 minutes, just to add to the misery.
Would never buy again
Pepsiwoo - 3 years ago
Further to the review by "IsItTooMuchToAsk" , these panels are an absolute nightmare to work with! The mdf ruins your cutting blades, the screws supplied are much too small to be of any use, you need at least 4 pairs of hands and a degree in mathematics to make them fit properly, the veneer comes away from the panels when you cut them, ridiculously complicated design where one piece would have been so much better than the plinth and panel thing. On the plus side, after you've had a nervous breakdown trying to fit them, they actually look nice!!
Taking poor design to a new level.
IsItTooMuchToAsk - 3 years ago
This appears to be one panel, but is supplied as two parts, a tongue and groove effect piece of mdf, and a 'plinth', which you screw onto the bottom of the panel to achieve the desired height. Presumably this is done to reduce manufacturing cost, because it makes the fitting much more complex than it needs to be.
If the packaging described that this was two parts ( or if I had looked closer) I would not have bought this... but I did: here is my experience.
The stated thickness of this panel is 15mm ( from the description), however the 'plinth' design means that you are actually dealing with a double thickness of material, and this has implications....
1: you have a more complicated corner joint if you are replacing an existing flat front and side panel ( both the plinth and the panels will have to be offset at the joining corner).
2: it is likely that the standard battens which your existing bath panels fit onto at the bottom will prevent you from getting the new panel level, and so they will need to be repositioned 15-20mm further under the bath than they currently are.
2: because the plinth will be 15-20mm further into the bath footprint there will be more flooring visible than previously... or a gap.
3: it is likely that you will have to cut waste pipe holes through overlapping pieces of material, and you will need to be careful because
4: you are unlikely to get the height correct on the first attempt, unless you are an octopus.
The quality of the tongue and groove effect mdf is actually quite nice, but it would have been massively simpler to have the effect applied to one single panel: tongue and groove the top, and rebate the bottom edge of the panel to achieve the plinth effect.
Screws are supplied, but they are not very high quality ( blunt point, narrow thread).
One other point to consider is B&Q's amateur website: this is clearly described as part of the 'TARN' range on the packaging, but the search engine on the website doesn't recognise 'TARN', and when you do find it, it links to a 'how to install a tap'... Not good enough.
Finished off the job perfectly
nonamesupplied - 4 years ago
Having bought the front panel with the pull-down doors, I was really pleased that I could complete my new bathroom with this panel.