Bathroom 8

We’re definitely on the home straight with this room now. The ceiling’s been painted, and work’s started on fitting two essential bits of equipment – a WC and basin. In a moment which would have clearly been aided by hindsight, we opted for “built in” bathroom furniture with a back-to-the-wall WC and matching basin –…

Bathroom – 7

Kicking off by partially draining down the heating system again, the pipework was quickly checked for the new towel rail – at which point it became rapidly apparent that more work was needed. Somehow one of the concealed radiator pipes had ended up 1cm adrift from where it needed to be to line up with…

Bathroom build …. 5

Tiling’s well underway, and with all the wall tiles firmly in place we made a start on the floor. Started the tiles from the shower tray, with a view to keeping as much floor as possible covered by tiles where splashes are likely! Leaving the first couple of rows to set overnight, the next step…

Bathroom build 3

With the ceiling boarding complete, we started taping & jointing the boards to provide a (hopefully) smooth finish to the new ceiling. The joins were taped with plasterboard tape and skimmed over with a thin coat of plaster. After letting this go off for 24 hours we then attacked the ceiling with a sanding pad…

Bathroom build…2

With  the tray installed, waste pipework installed & tested & floor screwed firmly down we were able to make a start on the final bits & pieces of building work needed along with installing the shower. Working on the basis that without it, fitting a concealed shower would basically need most of the blockwork wall…