- Tape before siliconing - then rip it off before it skins!!!
- A nextdoor neighbour that can tile and is a sparky is a lot of help! Thanks Sam!
- 900mmx900mm shower tray, which is built in behind the wall for extra waterproofness will not fit a 900mmx900mm shower screen!!!!
What we definitely did right (Tarzan's dad got right anyway, phew) was to have the forethought to put extra timber behind the walling in preparation for attaching things to the wall. ie. wall hung vanity, shower screen, towel rails, etc.
A general list of the whole process:
- Remove old bath, flooring (vinyl), old fixtures (the taps were so old and unconventional the building inspector said to send them to a museum haha), and remove all the walls.
- Put in extra studs a joist under the bathroom had been cut to accommodate the drain of the old bath (dangerous!) so we had to fix that up with a new joist
- Sort out the plumbing
- Lay down tile underlay on floor
- Set in shower base
- Re-wall with villaboard
- plaster wall joins
- Apply waterproofing membrane
- Tile the floor and walls
- Paint paint paint
- Attach wall hung vanity and shower screen
- SILICONE EVERYTHING! or it felt like it anyway
- Install the exhaust fan, light, heat combo
- Seal the tiles
- Put the bathroom door back on
What was Hugo doing the whole time? Shnoozing