re fitting a bathroom - order of work

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hi,

i am planning on refitting my bathroom in the next week or so. the layout will be changing, and i will also need to put up a false wall for a wall hung basin and also for one wall of the shower enclosure to hide the shower plumbing behind.

i have a plumber coming in to fit and do the plumbing for the bath/shower/toilet etc.

what is the best order of work for getting all of this done??

when do i tile to floor?

do i need to get the false walls built before the plumber comes? or should i just get the stud framework in place so the plumber can get all his pipework done inside them?

i'll also be boxing in around the bath? can this all be done after the bath has been fitted?

im sure i will have plenty more questions in the next couple of weeks, so thanks in advance

Matt

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  • MX5huggy
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    There are different opinions but this is how I like to do it.

    Put your stud up and get the plumbing put in, remember drainage. then fit shower tray and bath, tile floor once you are happy you don't need to go under there again (towel rad?) tile under loo and basin pedestal.

    tile the walls this way ensures the water comming down the tiles goes over the bath and shower tray edge. including behind the basin and toilet cistern.

    Fit toilet, basin, shower screen etc.

    Get going with the silicone to seal it all up.
  • matt_boro
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    ok, so it would be something like

    1. put up stud work for false walls
    2. plumb in and fit bath and shower tray completely
    3. get pipework/ waste in place for toilet, basin and shower fittings
    4. tile floor and walls
    5. fit shower, basin and toilet

    when would i box in around the bath? do you need this framework in place before the bath is fitted or can you just box around it once its in place?

    thanks
    Matt
  • Canucklehead
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    matt_boro wrote: »
    hi,

    i am planning on refitting my bathroom in the next week or so. the layout will be changing, and i will also need to put up a false wall for a wall hung basin and also for one wall of the shower enclosure to hide the shower plumbing behind.

    i have a plumber coming in to fit and do the plumbing for the bath/shower/toilet etc.

    what is the best order of work for getting all of this done??

    when do i tile to floor?

    do i need to get the false walls built before the plumber comes? or should i just get the stud framework in place so the plumber can get all his pipework done inside them?

    i'll also be boxing in around the bath? can this all be done after the bath has been fitted?

    im sure i will have plenty more questions in the next couple of weeks, so thanks in advance

    Matt

    Good evening: talk to your plumber:confused:

    Canucklehead
    Ask to see CIPHE (Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering)
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