Project managed bathroom, en suite & downstairs loo installations

Small Wetroom, Leeds

This article shows how we helped a customer in Bramley with a new wetroom

 

 Case study

WC & basin before

The plan was to replace the WC with a wall hung version and to relocate the basin next to the toilet.The radiator was to be removed & replaced in the same position as it was pretty new – no use in changing everything for the sake of it!

The corner bath was to be replaced with a large (walk in) shower enclosure with a wet room floor.

The ceiling was to be overboarded and skimmed before being painted with an anti mould paint.

The existing bathroom suite was ripped out

The floorboards were removed in the wet room area to allow the fitting of a wet tray former flush to the adjoining floorboards – this is what creates modern walk in showers…..

Waste pipework was run – to connect the new WC, basin & shower.

This pipework would be hidden out of sight in the final bathroom…..

Pipework was run to the basin – hot & cold feeds and the waste pipe.

The hot & cold feeds were run to the shower valve and clipped into place.

Timber studwork was built to conceal all the pipework and the wall hung WC supporting frame that also houses the cistern.

The wall hung basin was to be supported on bolts set into the studwork itself for a strong fixing.

After all the walls were prepared for tiling (boarded or bonded up and primed) tiling began….

The floor was first prepared for tiling by laying a decoupling matting….

….before being levelled with a polymer modified, flexible self levelling compound to allow for any residual movement within the subfloor.

This ensured that the finished floor was flat and strong, and that the tiled installation would not crack.

The floor was tiled with tiles to match the walls.

Beware, not all wall tiles can be used on the floor.

The wet tray was installed & then tiled.

All tiles follow the contours of the wet tray so that all water falls away to the drain.

PS Please ensure that non slippy tiles are always used for tiling wet tray formers – otherwise you could slip when they get wet!

Here you can see the finished showering area which is MASSIVE!
 
(160 x 90cm)

The flipper panel on the end of the glass pivots around and helps to contain the spray from the shower.

The finished bathroom.

The space lost by studding out the area below the window cill was more than made up by the fact that all pipework behind the WC & basin was now hidden away, giving the illusion of actually having MORE space, not less.

Wall hung furniture can be set at any height to suit the user and gives a modern aesthetic with lots of free space.
 
PS Basins are normally set at approximately 90cm high and toilets at 40cm high.

 

Review

 

“Chris did a complete bathroom refurbishment. for me, pulling out the old suite and turning it in to a wet room with walk in shower. It also included skimming the ceiling and tiling the floor and walls.

He turned up when he said he would, and put in full days to get the job done.

The quality of the work is outstanding.”

 

Anything else

 If you want a wetroom take a look through my articles and think about getting in touch for a professional installation.

 

All the best

Chris

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