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    • pamelap
    • By pamelap 9th Apr 19, 9:18 PM
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    Wet Room Flooding
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    • 9th Apr 19, 9:18 PM
    Wet Room Flooding 9th Apr 19 at 9:18 PM
    I needed a wet room. My contractor wasn't sure if that was possible due to the floor being concrete but went ahead. The shower floods out into the rest of the room and water rushes to the door to the room, and would flood the house if the shower wasn't switched off really fast. Looking at the floor tiling, they do not slope towards the drain in the shower area as they should, they are haphazardly uneven, some going up, some going down in odd places.

    The contractor says there wasn't enough height to get a proper slope. Their solution is to put a step in, which because of my disability will be a tripping hazard. I think the floor needs retiling properly, so does a tiler I got to look at it, so does everyone who visits who can see the tiles are wrongly laid, like it is visible, not just needing a spirit level to show it.

    The contractor will not retile. He says I must have a strip/step. I don't know what to do, as if I were to get some other tiler to retile they may find there's not enough height for a slope. I don't want the floor ripped out to only hit the same problem, even with properly sloping tiling.

    My disability complicates things as the contractor does not seem to realise how dangerous a step is for me. I planned to be able to get a wheelchair in as my health deteriorates further. Also, because it was never contracted to be a wet room, (my mobility has gone downhill since first talking about it), I assume I will have to pay for it even though it isn't a proper wet room.


    Are there any companies that specialise in wet rooms for the disabled who might understand and rescue the project, because "I can't manage a step" is falling on deaf ears.
    Last edited by pamelap; 09-04-2019 at 9:42 PM.
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    • missile
    • By missile 10th Apr 19, 1:42 AM
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    • 10th Apr 19, 1:42 AM
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    • 10th Apr 19, 1:42 AM
    It seems your contractor has done a poor job. Another option may be to install a lowered shower tray like I have done. The step is only 40mm.

    You may qualify for assistance / grant? Some councils offer a reduction in council tax if your home is modified to accommodate a disabled occupant. I would suggest you contact your Occupational Therapist and / or one of the many charities who offer assistance to disabled people.
    Last edited by missile; 10-04-2019 at 1:53 AM.
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    • Dan-Dan
    • By Dan-Dan 10th Apr 19, 10:21 AM
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    • 10th Apr 19, 10:21 AM
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    • 10th Apr 19, 10:21 AM
    Your contractor needs a good hiding, sounds like an absolute !!!!!!!! artist

    What he should have done is bedded the tray in, self levelled the floor and laid specfic Altro marine or similar flooring all subject to the instructions provided on each product

    What actually has happened is he has done it to suit himself and his lack of skill and/or appropriate tools
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    • pamelap
    • By pamelap 12th Apr 19, 6:27 PM
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    • 12th Apr 19, 6:27 PM
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    Thanks for replies.

    There isn't a tray. It was supposed to be just the slope to the drain so floor all tiled.

    I have very severe balance problems and couldn't manage a 40mm step. It's likely I will end up full time in a wheelchair eventually which I was planning for.

    I'm having other problems with the contractor at present too. He wants to do things his way which won't actually solve certain problems, when I've researched other options and found solutions. It's odd and I don't know why.

    I'll investigate the charity angle. I don't think my council offers reductions for disability.
    • Dan-Dan
    • By Dan-Dan 15th Apr 19, 8:10 AM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 8:10 AM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 8:10 AM
    Thanks for replies.

    There isn't a tray. It was supposed to be just the slope to the drain so floor all tiled.

    I have very severe balance problems and couldn't manage a 40mm step. It's likely I will end up full time in a wheelchair eventually which I was planning for.

    I'm having other problems with the contractor at present too. He wants to do things his way which won't actually solve certain problems, when I've researched other options and found solutions. It's odd and I don't know why.

    I'll investigate the charity angle. I don't think my council offers reductions for disability.
    Originally posted by pamelap
    I refer you to my earlier reply, he didnt have the tools and/or expertise to do it properly
    Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
    • Mardle
    • By Mardle 15th Apr 19, 1:48 PM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 1:48 PM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 1:48 PM
    We have a ground floor wet-room which was converted from a bathroom. The contractor dug up the concrete floor and relaid it sloping towards the drain. He then brought in another contractor to lay a special type of lino for wet-room floors.
    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 16th Apr 19, 6:27 AM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 6:27 AM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 6:27 AM
    OP - ask your GP to refer you to a physio/OT for a home assessment. They will then be able (if funds are available in your area) to refer you to the Local Authority for financial assistance if you qualify.
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