Darryl Roach Mini Interview


You’ll often see Darryl Roach, the owner of Bay Bathroom Design & Build when he comes out to do quotes on your bathrooms. He has an absolute wealth of knowledge when it comes to plumbing and all things bathroom. We managed to steal him away from his busy schedule for a mini interview.

How long have you been in business?

I have been in business since I was about 24… that’s quite a long time! Bay Bathrooms was formed in 2001, but I started doing bathrooms from about 1998.

What’s your favourite part of your job?

My favourite part would be interacting with our clients, and helping them make their dreams come true.

Do you have a “most memorable” bathroom?

Thinking back, the most memorable bathroom would probably be the second bathroom we ever did, where it was made solely for the husband and was a fully tiled-to-the-ceiling bathroom. I’d never done anything like that before and it was something I was really proud of.

So he (the client) chose everything in it?

Yes, every bathroom we do is different because it’s what each individual client wants. He chose a drop-in bath with a waterfall spout and a built in sound system!
There are no standard bathrooms. We build them but at the end of the day it’s the client’s style, with a little help from us.

(Check it out, we found the actual photos of the “most memorable bathroom”, please excuse our 20 year old photo’s!)

Vicky Gillespie Mini Interview


Today we caught up with Vicky Gillespie. Vicky becomes your main point of contact when you decide to go ahead with a renovation with us. Planning and managing our builds is a substantial task but Vicky makes it as smooth as possible for our clients.

What’s your favourite part of your job?
I do enjoy seeing the end result of a beautifully finished bathroom, and our clients’ reactions when we are all done, it’s a nice reward for all of the time and effort we put into them.

Going back a step, I also enjoy setting up our building timelines. Planning out a build with all of the different stages coming together in a cohesive timeframe is quite satisfying.

How long have you been with Bay Bathroom?

I have been with Bay Bathroom Design & Build since late 2012, so coming up 8 years.

What is your top design tip when it comes to bathroom and en suite layouts?

You want to be able to walk into your bathroom and have the focal point being a piece of furniture (vanity), a charming bath or a stunning shower. Try not to have the toilet be the first thing you see.