Photo Gallery 2008:
Refurbishing a bathroom

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This part of the gallery shows a bathroom refurbishment from start to finish. We have presented this collection of photos to help people understand how much work, man power and materials are used in what may be considered to be a fairly straightforward job.

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The original bathroom view to left   The original bathroom view to right

The original bathroom view to left

 

The original bathroom view to right

Removing the old plaster and taking down the ceiling. In older houses this creates a lot of dust   Taking the old bathroom fittings and debris outside. This would completely fill a skip

Removing the old plaster and taking down the ceiling. In older houses this creates a lot of dust

 

Taking the old bathroom fittings and debris outside. This would completely fill a skip

Bathroom view to left after preparation work and cleaning   Bathroom view to right after preparation work and cleaning

Bathroom view to left after preparation work and cleaning

 

Bathroom view to right after preparation work and cleaning

The first fix of the plumbing pipes. This often means lifting floors and drilling walls   Installing the electrical supplementary bonding whilst the floor boards are up

The first fix of the plumbing pipes. This often means lifting floors and drilling walls

 

Installing the electrical supplementary bonding whilst the floor boards are up

Diamond core drilling the external wall for the new toilet position   Copper pipes for the new thermostatic shower

Diamond core drilling the external wall for the new toilet position

 

Copper pipes for the new thermostatic shower

Original view of the back wall   Pipes in back wall for new position of wash hand basin

Original view of the back wall

 

Pipes in back wall for new position of wash hand basin

Building a stud wall to hide pipes and create a flat surface   Putting in the last timber in place using 3" by 2" for a solid wall

Building a stud wall to hide pipes and create a flat surface

 

Putting in the last timber in place using 3" by 2" for a solid wall

Covering with plaster board   Wall bonded ready for plastering

Covering with plaster board

 

Wall bonded ready for plastering

Right hand view of wall   Wall skimmed for tiling

Right hand view of wall

 

Wall skimmed for tiling

Building a new waste stack as the toilet was repositioned   Marking out for bath with new waste pipes already in place

Building a new waste stack as the toilet was repositioned

 

Marking out for bath with new waste pipes already in place

Taking a level for the bath. This bath as you can see was huge   Putting the taps together. This tap arrangement came in over 50 peices

Taking a level for the bath. This bath as you can see was huge

 

Putting the taps together. This tap arrangement came in over 50 peices

Bath fixed into place   Moving tools around the bathroom trying to make space

Bath fixed into place

 

Moving tools around the bathroom trying to make space

The new waste pipe for the toilet   The shower tray 1400mm x 900mm has been cemented into place

The new waste pipe for the toilet

 

The shower tray 1400mm x 900mm has been cemented into place

The tiles chosen for this bathroom were square dark grey slate for both walls and floor   Because of the bath fitting and shower tray on this occasion the floor was tiled first

The tiles chosen for this bathroom were square dark grey slate for both walls and floor

 

Because of the bath fitting and shower tray on this occasion the floor was tiled first

Hard at work tiling the walls   Tiling behind the new toilet

Hard at work tiling the walls

 

Tiling behind the new toilet

Fixing in the small cut tiles   Finishing the shower area

Fixing in the small cut tiles

 

Finishing the shower area

The wooden frame and board to take the tiles around the bath   Virtually all the rubbish is outside

The wooden frame and board to take the tiles around the bath

 

Virtually all the rubbish is outside

The right hand view to the new shower area   The left hand view to the new bath

The right hand view to the new shower area

 

The left hand view to the new bath

The new toilet is one of the last items to be fitted. The old one without the cistern was reconnected each evening   This is the back wall of the room. You can see the pipes from the floor and the wall where the radiator and wash hand basin will fit

The new toilet is one of the last items to be fitted. The old one without the cistern was reconnected each evening

 

This is the back wall of the room. You can see the pipes from the floor and the wall where the radiator and wash hand basin will fit

Drilling the new tiles to secure the new wash hand basin   The new wash hand basin in place

Drilling the new tiles to secure the new wash hand basin

 

The new wash hand basin in place

Second fixing the thermostatic shower valve   The large single piece shower screen is now in place

Second fixing the thermostatic shower valve

 

The large single piece shower screen is now in place

Cleaning the finished bathroom and shower ready for inspection   The back wall view of the new bath and shower room showing the new wash hand basin

Cleaning the finished bathroom and shower ready for inspection

 

The back wall view of the new bath and shower room showing the new wash hand basin

The left hand view of the new bath and shower room showing the new bath and toilet   The right hand view of the new bath and shower room showing the new chrome thermostatic shower

The left hand view of the new bath and shower room showing the new bath and toilet

 

The right hand view of the new bath and shower room showing the new chrome thermostatic shower