We have just completed a complete tear down of a wet room right back to the stud walls, ceiling out, floorboards out, dry walls out, bulkheads out, boxing in out, electrics out (Not cross bonded! without an RCD main switch) There We even had to remove 2 layers of drywall complete with 2 sets of tiles. Zero insulation and even the wrong type of extract fan to meet the requirements of part P.
This is what we created, the rest of the images in reverse order follow.
I think you will agree the transformation is much more usable and pleasing to the eye......
The images below begin from what we encountered at strip out stage through to the finished article.
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Great seal on the pan connector! Out of sight out of mind I guess!!
Say no more...............
Cistern brackets rusted to dust!
Smash the original tiles to get the electrics in, then board over the mess and re tile!!!!
Dot and dabbed drywall on top of ceramic tiles! Really!!! The wall was not bonded!!
Mildew growing in the tile and drywall cavity - Criminal in my opinion!!!
Quality workmanship by the existing fitters!!!!! NOT
This is how a so called electrician fits the cabling for a shower!!!!!
Nice work there Sparkie! I am sure you are long gone out of the trade by now....
Just look at the water ingress and rot!!!
This is the result of 'Hewing' the walls back to true and that's only half of the shavings!
Finally a straight wall to work from (After 40+ years!!!)
Cross bonding in.......Finally
Shower wall rebuilt
The whole wet areas of the bathroom have now been sealed with Aquaseal (Tanking)
Only we can get snowed IN on a job for 3 weeks!!!
Would like to extend a huge thank you to Wickes - Pudsey for supplying much of the equipment at the right price even through the horrific weather.
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