It’s been a challenging two weeks for Leicester Plumbers. A customer on Market Bosworth, Leicestershire asked us to complete a partial refurb for their family bathroom. We were asked to remove a large shower enclosure and bath on one side of the bathroom and remove a large step that the shower was mounted on. The customer wanted the new tray to be low-level and flush with the floor. Most of the timber that was used to build up the original step was very well made, and it took myself and Charlie 3 days to complete the partial rip-out. In addition to this, the shower valve was set very deeply in the brick wall, and the new shower valve also had to be set deeply on the wall.
Most of the wall ended up being dug out for the fresh location, so our plasterer has quite a big job to put it all right.
The customer also has a freestanding bath to be installed. This has been quite difficult because freestanding baths sit flat on the floor. Connecting the waste (plug) is always a challenge, as we can’t go underneath from the kitchen. I regular bath has a side panel which can be installed once pipes and waste have been connected, so this presented a number of problems.
Further complications were discovered as once the old built-in bath was removed, we revealed a lot of pipes which has been previously hidden. So it was decided we would build a false wall for the taps to be mounted on, and get it all tiled. The false wall would also hide the exposed pipes, so this became plan C!
We are not at a point where the plasterer can being his work, then we will be laying the shower tray. Once the tray is in place, the tiler can get the bathroom tiled, before we return for the final fix.
To be continued…