How to buy a bathroom in 2022 during a supply crisis

As one of the few rooms in the house that actually has a lock on the door, the bathroom has come into its own in the past two years.

Now with the looming threat of further restrictions it might be time to upgrade your inner sanctuary to create a place to unwind . . . or simply deal with the mould on the shower door and figure out how to store the loo rolls.

Demand for a new bathroom has meant a record year for the online bathroom retailer Victorian Plumbing, which reports its sales are up by almost a third to GBP268.8 million for the 2021 financial year, while Wickes reports that pre-tax profit for Q4 2021 will be more than GBP80 million.