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ian

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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2017, 09:03:27 am »
We did think about underfloor heating, one of my regrets tbh as we had to have the floor redone anyway for the tiling, but that said, I find it toasty enough in there with a largish towel rail. We did dither with the walk in shower with no tray, but that's dangerous wet room territory and I've too-many-water-dripping-from-the-downstairs ceiling stories. Our bathroom is somewhat constrained by having a large six foot window across one wall. Jo wins on the tidiness front (I don't think he's human, he probably tumbled to Earth from Space, mine looks like a bomb has gone off in a laundry). Excellent geek points though for the wall though. An elegantly coded CDC opportunity missed though, maybe.
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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2017, 09:35:20 am »
It's not normally that tidy, but the architects who pimped our flat wanted some posh photos so we had to tidy up. This was the result of the full redesign (without the bathroom photo though) .

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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2017, 11:44:33 am »
Just re-built a shower enclosure in our 1st floor en-suite.  Did it in 2004 and had to do it again when the hall ceiling showed damp.

Used a Mira Flite tray with 4 upstands, and Reef PVC wall panels on 3 sides, all fitted inside the upstands so water cannot get behind the panels and away into the stud walls.  Used the manufacturer's recommended adhesive and sealants. 

Then a bifold door with no central frame along the hinge, so less visual intrusion.

Junked the old MIRA mixer as this was behind the old wall panels.  Wasn't leaking and worked OK, but didn't fancy ripping all my new investment out when the old mixer (25yo) eventually packs up.  Went for a new MIRA bar mixer that simply fits inside the enclosure, so if it ever malfunctions I can get at the bits to fix it. 

Had previously used wall panels, but laminated wooden ones - never again.  Any leaks and the wood begins to rot, hence the problem.  The new pvc ones are never going to rot.

Loads of challenges, like new tray not same size as the old one, so walls had to be re-battened to take the new panels, nothing quite square, so lots of measuring before cutting, and lots of deep breaths with the panels at £100 each.......

Anyway, all went well in the end and v pleased. 

I think robustness, simplicity and fixability is the watchword with shower enclosures on a wooden floor - everything moves a little bit, and mastic joints eventually leak.  You have to beef everything up, and double, double engineer it. 

I'm 62, and that's the last time I'm doing this......  If you ever hear of a recumbent cyclist leaving his bike on the Britannia Bridge and jumping off, it's because the sodd*ng shower's leaked again.......

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2017, 12:42:40 pm »
We do wet-floor showers, not whole wet rooms, and for rooms with floorboards, the spec is shave the joists and fit a tray such as Contour or AKW, then cover with suitable flooring. There might be some marine ply in there somewhere too, but I can't find a copy of the spec document. We spec Mira showers. Can't remember which fans.
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ian

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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2017, 12:53:21 pm »
It's not normally that tidy, but the architects who pimped our flat wanted some posh photos so we had to tidy up. This was the result of the full redesign (without the bathroom photo though) .

Whoo, that's like proper ES property porn that is. You should hire a pair of photogenic children so you can pose with 'Olivia' and 'Joshua' for the usual Wednesday homes-you-won't-ever-afford supplement (I confess, we play child name bingo with that supplement, though I'm still waiting for a megascoring 'Poppy'). I have sadly discovered after having all the sixties stuff ripped out of our house, it's now retro trendy. I'm doomed to neutral shaded modernity.

We have matching toilets though (minus our hidden cistern).

Apropos of hidden wall messaging, in our first house, during the obligatory decorating-with-beer (occasionally literally) enthusiasm that greets first time home owners with limited funds, we daubed childishy rude messages about each other over the walls and then, sensibly, painted over them. Job done. Except thereafter, whenever the light was at the right angle, the words showed up. There's probably some people now in SE4 pondering why 'IAN IS A BIG BABOON' is daubed in two foot high letters down their hallway.

In other news, I didn't entirely trust the humidity sensors not to fail, so we have a timed extractor but it's an ultra-silent one so isn't terribly audible outside the bathroom (the reason it pretends to be a light fitting is that it's part of the spotlight over the shower). We have a little socket light to illuminate our nocturnal micturition adventures. My only real gripe with the final bathroom was that we got a slimline hand basin which means wet feet when you wash your face and the huge window (not a lot we could do about that) which condenses out any steam very ably. Were it not for the window we'd have split the bathroom into an en suite shower room and separate bathroom.

(The reason I fear the leak is our last place, a new build with an en suite shower that leaked numerous times, eventually the cause turned out the be original tiler who, on running out of adhesive, rather than get some more, bodged everything together with grout.)
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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2017, 07:01:08 pm »
Current state of affairs
2017-01-04_06-37-33 by The Pingus, on Flickr

You can probably see now why it's such a PITA to clean the mould off the windows-  high up, far back and no room to get a stepladder in there.
Also the hateful sink, hateful pop up waste and hateful glass 'worktop' which shows up everything.
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2017, 07:02:12 pm »
I'll probably have all those tiles off the sloping ceiling and replaced with acrylic panel as well.

Also, not great need for clever fan solutions as there is current a separate switch for light and fan. Wouldn't mind one that went off for by itself though.

Trying to work out why the room gets so steamy. Noticed in the (tiny) shower room at work today that it wasn't at all steamy, despite the fan in the ceiling appearing to do nothing.  Possibly to do with it being an insipid electric shower at work..?
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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2017, 07:25:31 pm »
Can you swap the shower and sink round to increase headroom and panel clearance?

woollypigs

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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2017, 07:28:41 pm »
What! No, rubber ducky? Shame!
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Aunt Maud

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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2017, 08:07:14 pm »
Yikes!!

Mrs Pingu

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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2017, 08:15:05 pm »
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2017, 08:35:09 pm »
Can you swap the shower and sink round to increase headroom and panel clearance?

I suspect not as the shower will then be right next to the door. We don't really have a problem with the current headroom where the headset is located now being as we're both short arses.
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woollypigs

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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2017, 08:47:30 pm »
#bollockstobrexit

Kim

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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2017, 09:17:24 pm »
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Mrs Pingu

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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2017, 09:19:48 pm »
Yikes!!

To what?
Clearly to the lack of rubber duckies.

No bath, no rubber duckies. That would be cruelty to rubber duckies.
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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2017, 09:30:38 pm »

woollypigs

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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2017, 09:45:57 pm »
Yikes!!

To what?
Clearly to the lack of rubber duckies.

No bath, no rubber duckies. That would be cruelty to rubber duckies.
So how can it be a bathroom?
#bollockstobrexit

Mrs Pingu

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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2017, 10:05:42 pm »
Yikes!!

To what?
Clearly to the lack of rubber duckies.

No bath, no rubber duckies. That would be cruelty to rubber duckies.
So how can it be a bathroom?

It's a room for bathing in then, as opposed to a room with a bath.
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Jaded

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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2017, 10:22:06 pm »
It could be an American bathroom?
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Vernon

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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #44 on: January 04, 2017, 11:35:33 pm »
It could be an American bathroom?

No, because there isn't a door in front of the pan with a three foot gap at the bottom.

Kim

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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #45 on: January 05, 2017, 12:50:52 am »
And a terrifying flush mechanism.
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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #46 on: January 05, 2017, 02:02:26 am »
Heated toilet seat. If we remodel our bathroom or buy a new place, this will be one of first changes to be made.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #47 on: January 05, 2017, 06:27:03 am »
Can you swap the shower and sink round to increase headroom and panel clearance?

Actually standing in the bathroom now, definitely not. The shower would stick out into the door frame.
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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #48 on: January 05, 2017, 08:09:26 am »
Can you swap the shower and sink round to increase headroom and panel clearance?

Actually standing in the bathroom now, definitely not. The shower would stick out into the door frame.

Bum.   That framed glass panel into the window space looks less than optimal to me.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: Pimp my bathroom
« Reply #49 on: January 05, 2017, 11:49:16 am »
Can you swap the shower and sink round to increase headroom and panel clearance?

Actually standing in the bathroom now, definitely not. The shower would stick out into the door frame.

Bum.   That framed glass panel into the window space looks less than optimal to me.

It's always been like that so I've never really noticed, the lack of easy access to the window I find more of an issue. I suppose I could get a shorter cubicle and have the bit next to the wall for storage.
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