The bathroom is purged of various your own possessions prior to the bathroom installation company coming.
When the installation team arrives, carpet protectors are positioned to decrease possible property damage.
Water is switched off & the central heating structure is drained
Varied pieces are uninstalled e.g. the blinds, cabinetry, toilet roll holders, etc.
The existing suite is taken out i.e. the bath, shower tray & enclosure, bath & bath screen, shower, basin, toilet, etc and put in a trash bin.
The bath certainly is the very last suite item removed to enable any waste water out of the toilet pan or basin trap to be emptied in it.
All the waste pipes are taken out as brand-new units are going to be installed as a part of a new installation – this approach guarantees the fresh pipework is definitely clean and devoid of build up like hair and soap which regularly block up outdated waste plumbing, particularly when they run uphill!
All the power connectors are disconnected when proper and capped off e.g. your existing electric shower in this case.
The tiles are then pulled from the walls and the issues to the wall surfaces beneath the tiles is examined. In some cases, current tiles are found to be tiled onto wall surfaces that were rendered & plastered, and the render was determined to be ‘blown’. This means that it’s no longer stuck effectively to the brick wall behind, and needs to be taken out to enable the next phase of the project to begin.
At this moment, even more expanding foam insulation is added all around the inadequately fitted UPVC window frame to aid insulation and confine heat loss from the bathroom.
First Fix Electrics
This action includes running every one of the cabling which will energize all of the items that are to be part of the fresh bathroom installation:
A switched fused spur is fitted to energize the electric underfloor heating, and a solitary back box is chased into the wall outside of the bathroom to accommodate the modern digital thermostat. A conduit is chased directly into the wall to feed the underfloor heating wire and temp sensor wire through, permitting uncomplicated replacement in case the sensor is discovered to be flawed previous to full installation.
Electrical cables are run and holes are drilled into the ceiling to hold new ceiling spotlights.
Electrical cables are run to the position needed for a modern electric shaver outlet, and a back box is chased straight into the wall when preparing.
A hole is drilled into the exterior wall to allow for an extractor fan included in an attempt to eliminate condensation and mildew, and then the appropriate cables are run in the loft space atop. Conventions are fashioned for an isolating button to enable the end user to switch the fan off if required.
Wall preparation frying pan splatter guard
After the walls are taken ‘back to brick’ and 1st fix electrics have been completed, they’re then re-boarded with water-resistant plasterboard by using ‘dot ‘n’ dab’ process.
This method certainly is the quickest, simplest and most economical technique to get absolutely level, plumb, square walls whenever you are boarding a room from ‘back to brick.’
When boarding out the room, make certain the inside wall corners are square (specifically at the place the shower tray or bath rim will be placed) to make sure the tray or bath will rest closely up to the walls enclosing it – this will aid to establish a watertight seal surrounding the bath when fitted properly.
The surface where your shower will be installed is rendered with bonding plaster (rather than boarded – to be sure the bath matches the available space.) Because rendering usually packs the wall out less than ‘dotting ‘n’ dabbing’ and this is significant on walls where door frames / architrave make this technique impossible.
At this point, channels are chased in the blockwork to run the hot and cold pipes to the shower, in addition to in the plasterboard to run pipework towards the fresh towel radiator as depicted above. More drywall adhesive is packed along the new chased channel in the plasterboard to make certain that the board edges are supported.
It is actually simpler to obtain completely level, plumb, square walls before chasing out for the pipework in lieu of chasing those out first and then working to level the wall around the lines.
This is the perfect time to paint the ceiling, because you will not splatter the bath or any tiles by using your paint roller – you additionally don’t have to diligently cut in along the edges as you would in the event you performed this technique after tiling the walls.
First Fix Plumbing
This phase consists of running all new supply pipework to (and waste pipework from) the designed location of the all new suite products.
Supply pipework transfers hot and cold water to the thermostatic mixer shower, bath filler, basin mixer tap & (cold water only) to the toilet in this situation.
Water is transferred through 15/22mm copper or plastic plumbing which can be laid beneath the floorboards (in between and across the joists where required) to stop unpleasant boxing associated with installing pipework above floor level.
Supply pipework serving the shower and bath filler are added on top of the floorboards under the bath, to make future access less difficult should repair be needed.
Provisions can also be created for the pipes to move the waste water away from your bath/shower, basin & toilet (often known as waste pipes.) These will have to bring waste water coming from the toilet (4 inch diameter pipe) straight into the soil vent pipe (which is typically found on the exterior of the house) and waste water coming from the bath/shower (1½ inch diameter pipe) & basin (1¼ inch diameter pipe) into either the soil vent pipe or a rain water hopper according to the drainage possibilities available.
In some instances, another hole was drilled for the bath waste because new bath contained the waste on one side, whilst the previous bath’s waste was located at the middle. This meant the existing opening needed to be plugged up with mortar – this has been done before re-boarding the walls in this particular case.