Why use solid oak in a £35 hotel? Travelodge room design in 2019! Posted on November 14, 2019 camera phone chicago hotels dallas hotels design free HOTEL hotels hotels in chicago hotels in florida hotels in las vegas las vegas hotels Oak private jet rental property room Sharing Solid travel travel vlog travelodge upload vacation Video Video Phone 49 thoughts on “Why use solid oak in a £35 hotel? Travelodge room design in 2019!” We have the flip sink plugs. New build, after a year the hard water we have in our area had seized them shut. They are super hard to get unstuck when they do. You basically have to descale them every few months.Reply Brilliant. Great idea for a video 👍👏👏👏Reply Just in the process of fitting 2 Grohe taps in my bathroom!Reply Looks like they spent too much on the fittings and could only afford to pay a couple of quid on the painting. What a crappy paint job!Reply We have NFC opening on the door to the office where I work. Everyone uses their phone to get in.Reply The Hilton app does door keyReply An unrelated comment to the video but how much would you charge to supply and fit a basic straight flight of stairs, including removing and disposing of old one?Reply Some Hilton’s (and their other brands) are bringing in digital keys. You have to use their app and I’m not sure if it’s using NFC or something else but it will sense which part of the hotel you’re in and give you a ‘key’ for the lift, your room, etc depending where you areReply My recent extended stay at a Hilton Homewood Suites let you open the door with your phone, but only if you sign up for their awards program. The furniture had lots of glue squeeze out that was not removed, which was shocking.Reply My experience of the flip top basin waste isn't very good…. After 11 months of use it started to get stiff when flipping it to the point where it actually seized solid.I took it back where I had it from and they said they have nothing but problems with them, apparently bits of grit work their way down the sides wearing the plug and making the plug drop to the point it won't turn…. The only way to then turn it is by applying pressure from under the plug…..which obviously isn't very good.I don't know if I've explained the problem very clearly but I ended up replacing it with a pop up waste.Reply Pods might be great for costs, but I've seen quite a few wet room pods in Travelodges that have great problems with drains – blocked and no trap. Think it's down to 'quality control' when its all thrown into the building, particularly when its not a new build. Oh, and don't ask them to fix it, cos you'll waste your breath.Reply My kind of video this!! I'm a nightmare when it comes to staying at hotels, I look at every little detail 😂 I'm a chippie by trade. Probably explains it..Reply I use TL all over the country and am forever looking for ideas there – thought it was just me. Never had the courage to vandalise a bathroom though :-))Reply GRP Pods are very prone to expansion, the cracks are showing on the one you featured. Lots of Hotel construction jobs have stopped using them. As for the Push Fit Plumbing, they’ve used Hep2o, it’s the best👍Reply Rhyl is my hometown I wish you would’ve said you were here you could’ve had a drink with a trollReply That door handle looks like a Hoppe handle, with the grub screw. Big EU manufacturer that have robust commercial ranges.Reply Interesting. All the rounded corners in the bathroom are going to make for easier and better cleaning too.I’d much rather have the plastic pod than the shiny marble in fancier places. I always feel I’ll slip and die every time I get out of the bath/shower.Reply Personally I prefer a tent and a firepit but if you must stay in a commercial hotel, that looks very nice. Love the view of the ocean. Thanks Andy!Reply Well that was pretty interesting. 👌🏽Cheers mate. 👍🏽Reply Very interesting as I have only stopped at older hotels and not worked on a school for seven years great videoReply Whole room pods, complete with shower/toilet used in student accommodation at Huddersfield. Just built exterior walls and craned in rooms. This was about 20 years ago.Reply Hi Andy. Disney's magic bands use NFC I think. you use your magic band to get in your rooms, pay for food, use your photo memory maker and fast pass rides.Reply Hi Andy yes a brilliant video very informativeReply There may not be sufficient fan usage or other HVAC equipment to maintain acceptable, constant humidity levels. High humidity or fluctuating humidity can cause paint failure and/or shrinkage issues. The paint and plaster may be fine.Reply Top video but I think they have arranged for Sir Lenny Henry to come round to your house and inspect your fittingsReply The pods come from cruise ship construction.Reply I believe joints over the door are movement/expansion joints, as evidenced at the bottom of the door where there were cracks, there always has to be an allowance for movement and the door opening is going to be the weal spot as it has the thinnest part of the pod and the door adds additional movement.Reply Nice one, Andy. Just been playing snooker at a place where their gents has been refurbished. Nice job with cistern hidden behind large melamine clad panels, which I assume are easy to remove for maintenance.Reply The curtains are recessed into the ceiling to prevent light shining into the room through the gaps and give a better nights sleep.Reply Really interesting Andy, great subject material. I'd never considered how much thought goes into long term maintenance costs. And I was in a Hilton in York recently where there was an option to unlock your door with your phone. Not the first time I've seen it in the UK either.Reply That is fascinating. I noticed in the seamless bathroom thing in a new Travelodge in York. I assumed they must have some kind of 'magic' invisible seam as there was no way they would have got the whole thing through the room door in on piece. Little did I know the whole pod is craned in during the construction phase! Ingenious. Thanks for all your effort producing these great videos.Reply Currently watching this video in the Doubletree Hilton Edinburgh which uses the mobile phone to open the room door. It was a recent install back in the summer. With the simple use of the Hilton App, I can check-in, choose a room, save a favourite room for regular stays and access my room all via my phone.Im also in the process of a home renovation and take inspiration from my hotel staysReply interesting video and some ideas thereReply Very interestingReply To your left. Ikea frame (Kallax) with custom drawers?Reply Disassembling your hotel room is really cheeky! The hotel looks like modular build so i would imagine the bathroom pod was installed in the factory. The video was quite informative and thoughtfully presented.Reply You are never lucky to stay in a travelodge. They are the worst of the worst!Reply So if one of those bathroom pods has a major failure, what do you think the plan is? Presumably cut it out and install a more traditional bathroom?Reply Maybe you should take a trip to a Britannia hotel to see what happens when you don't maintain a hotel for 30 years!Reply Where is that travelodge?Reply Also I had a vitrex toilet comfort height because they are far too low in places like b&qReply Similar ideas in the past for council properties. I had a friend who was a contract chippie who liked working on council contracts because nothing was skimped, the best materials were used. This was 40 years ago of course when councils still had a housing stock.Having lived in a council property in my teens I can vouch for this, compared to the quality (or lack of ) in my first new-build house.Reply I bet grp needs a couple of expansion joints.Reply The most common maintenance cost saver I have seen on my trips around the world in hotels is "not to fix anything" type maintenance. 😀Reply Hi Andy, was great to meet you at makers. My business partner had worked for a company that makes them prefabricated modular bathrooms and he said it was not a pleasant experience.Reply I was lucky enough to get some lovely oak off cuts from the Bethnel green travelodge's skipReply I am using plastic push fit on my new electric shower, I have missed watching your videos hopefully back on track now ,your videos have helped me a lot thanksReply Tile ,tile tile ,there gonna love you now mr mac showing there hidden spaces …lolReply Brilliant video as usual 👍, but going off subject could I have your expert advice on glue. I recently bought 5 Ltr of no nonsense PVA to seal a newly plastered wall and the cost was £9.99 In my wisdom I thought I would glue 2 bits of timber together with it to see how strong said PVA was, to my surprise the wood failed before the PVA , so my question is what’s the difference between PVA and much more expensive wood glue 🦍Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. 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