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Case Study: Shower Room Replacement

Repair Exisiting Wooden Flooring - Add Waterproof Lining To Walls - New Shower Tray - Tiling - WC & Shower Room Furniture

This existing shower room was causing water leaks from the shower down into the kitchen. Sometimes water falls into the kitchen or at other times it collects in the exiting brickwork at celling levels and the kitchen ceiling has become stained.

The client had a National Company recommended by their Insurance Company to remove the existing wall tiles from the shower area and refitted with waterproof wall panels. This became a short term solution but has’t solved the problem.

The history of this property is that it is over 400 years old with non-standard materials and with the following checks carried out after part of the water damage kitchen plasterboard was removed:

1) Shower mixer was turned on with the shower hose direct straight into the waste trap (nowhere else) and leave for about five minutes to see if the trap leaks. During this process we had no water coming from anywhere else, therefore, the waste trap is not the culprit.

2) Water was then directed between the tray and wall panels for five minutes which proved where the water was leaking.

3) After discussing the problems with the client and the age of the original bathroom installation it was agreed to strip out the complete shower room and start again still using the existing WC and Cistern and shower room furniture.

Above pictures show the existing shower room stripped out ready for the new installation, note that we are still keeping the existing tiled flooring. - Click on images to enlarge

First stage of works will be to repair the existing wooden floor with new flooring.

Because the new installed shower tray will be in a wet environment area and for added precaution it was agreed with the client to add waterproof lining to the walls and floor as we would install for a wet room installation:

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This end wall was damaged after removing the existing wall tiles so will have to be repaired.

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Having taken away the waterproof wall panels at the start we decided to recycle these panels to repair the wall, the back of the panels where cut with groves using a circular saw so that the tile adhesives will bond to the tiles:

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Pictures below show the completed installation with new Quadrant Enclosure, new tiling, exciting WC and Cistern and shower room furniture:

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We would like to thank the following Plumbing and Tiling suppliers in there help for suppling all the materials for the above design:

Drakes Plumbing Supplies Ltd: CHIEFTAIN CLOSE, GILLINGHAM. ME8 0PP



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