Plumbing Small Ensuite Refurb Epsom
Client Location – Andrews Close, Epsom
To remove and completely update an old tired en-suite shower room: including a shower cubicle, a new thermostatic shower valve, small wash hand, toilet, heated towel warmer, wall/floor tiling and decorating.
Includes the complete removal of the existing en-suite’s appliances along with wall tiles and existing floor coverings. A 4-yard skip was required and placed on driveway to contain and clear rubbish.
New hot and cold pipe-work along with waste pipes altered and ran to their new positions to feed 1-no Thermostatic exposed bar shower valve and slide rail kit, 1-no 700mm x 700mm concrete resin shower tray, 1-no 700mm x 700mm glass shower cubicle with corner entry door, 1-no wall mounted wash hand basin, 1-no monobloc basin mixer, 1-no close coupled open back WC/pan and
1-no heated towel rail. To achieve a perfect, sound, mould free, water proof environment the standard plasterboard required removal from the new shower wet area. We took the walls back to their bare timber stud work frames so access could be made to the plumbing services, the existing studwork could then be checked for any damp/damage (any damp or damaged timbers or any damp/damaged sheet materials would always be completely removed). Plumbing services cut back, adapted and altered to suit the new exposed thermostatic bar shower valve. A new timber frame/support custom built to carry new pipework with the correct distances adhered to. All plumbing services heat and pressure tested.
New timber studwork/noggings added to strengthen the existing studwork. New 12mm moisture proof plasterboard cut and fixed to the new timber studwork to form a solid, flat, level surfaces ready to be tiled. Part of the existing chipboard floor removed to gain access to the waste pipe, alterations made to suit the new 700mm x 700mm concrete resin shower tray. The new low profile shower tray bedded on a weak sand and cement mixture placed directly on the floor, waste connections made, waste pipe tested for correct operation and leaks, floor closed using WBP plywood. Pipework altered for the new wall mounted wash hand basin and the new toilet.
Central heating system isolated and drained so alterations could be made to suit the new wall hung towel warmer. Central heating system refilled, bled of air and put back in operation. Wall tiling to shower wet area and a tiled splashback added above wash hand basin. To provide a flat, sound, level and flexible subfloor prior to floor tiling a reinforced (laytex) self-levelling liquid was mixed, poured and applied. Floor fully tiled with a tiled skirting added to finish. Walls and floor tiles fully grouted in a flexible cement based grout.
Entire room decorated in a moisture proof emulsion 3-coats minimum to ceiling and walls. Architraves and doorframe prepared and decorated. On completion, shower valve and slide rail kit fitted and tested, wash hand basin fitted and tested, toilet fitted and tested, heated towel warmer fitted and tested and finally the glass shower cubicle fitted and tested for correct operation. All en-suite appliances finished in a transparent silicone sealant Dow Corning 785 mould resistant.
We’d definitely recommend Clive. From the moment he arrived he was so helpful in identifying fixtures and fittings which was a real relief given our lack of knowledge. We had quite a tricky scenario as the en-suite was so small that we needed a very specific shower enclosure however Clive was great at helping us to check measurements to be absolutely sure.
Finally he was very neat and tidy throughout the job. We are delighted with the end result and I’m sure we’ll be using Clive again.