Author Topic: Bathroom insurance nightmare drags on til the end of time  (Read 28922 times)

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #50 on: December 19, 2009, 04:34:08 pm »
I went and got an Amtico brochure this afternoon and I am wondering if I would like a silver floor.
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jogler

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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #51 on: December 19, 2009, 07:29:24 pm »
will you be asking that bloke from Take That what his floor finish preferences are? :demon:

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #52 on: December 20, 2009, 11:48:36 am »
He won't have time to worry about the floor colour.
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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #53 on: December 20, 2009, 11:57:59 am »
Something warm, soft and easily cleanable then.... ;)
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #54 on: December 20, 2009, 12:09:33 pm »
I'm not sure I want a floor made of skin.
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #55 on: December 20, 2009, 04:26:46 pm »
I've just checked that my insurance company will pay for alternative accommodation while I can't be here, and it will, so I am wondering if I can get them to just give me cash and I will go to Morocco or somewhere hot on a cheap deal while the work goes on.
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Rig of Jarkness

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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #56 on: December 20, 2009, 06:36:06 pm »
I went and got an Amtico brochure this afternoon and I am wondering if I would like a silver floor.
Have you had Amtico before ?  We've got it in kitchen and bathroom.  The kitchen ones have a structured 'slate' finish that seems very hard wearing.  The bathroom ones have a smooth finish (kind of pearl like) that doesn't !  It seems to be very prone to scratching.  Moral of the story is when you send off to Amtico for your samples, don't just check how well the colour works, try a quick 'scratch' test too.
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #57 on: December 20, 2009, 07:33:42 pm »
My current bathroom floor is Amtico Stardust in white and I love it. It hasn't really scratched as I rarely go in in outdoor shoes. I love the floor when it's clean but it needs cleaning every day if it's going to stay looking fabulous, so most of the time it just looks mucky.
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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #58 on: December 20, 2009, 07:42:17 pm »
10'7" by 3'1"   Luxury !

I've got a toilet, shower tray with curtain and washbasin in a room that's about 4'x4' !

Same here.  We actually shrunk the door opening from 27" to a wheelchair-hostile 24" in order to fit the shower tray against the same wall, and also had to lose the pull-cord lightswitch (it's now on the outside, siamesed with the hall lightswitch).

I think it's actually 4 1/2" square.  There is a 760 x 760mm shower tray, a midi-sized basin and a full-sized bog.  To make matters worse, the soil pipe also goes through that room, as does rather a lot of plumbing.  It's all behind the WC, which has a cistern design entirely supported by the pan so it doesn't have to be fastened to the false wall.

Being so small has its advantages; wipe the shower out after using it and the extractor fan has the room bone dry in a few minutes.
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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #59 on: December 20, 2009, 07:50:32 pm »
Our first house had a bathroom that had almost no floorspace, and an especially small bath.  More like a hip bath.

The one in this house is so vast you can see the curvature of the earth.  It's mind-buggeringly cold in there though...

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #60 on: December 21, 2009, 08:11:13 am »
Insurance inspectors are coming tomorrow between 8-12, but they'll phone an hour beforehand to tell me when, so I can at least go to work for a while.
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #61 on: December 22, 2009, 10:58:16 am »
Insurance bloke confirms whole lot will have to come out and be redone. He'll get his report to the insurance company within the hour. Then I just have to wait 7-10 days for them to get back to me with a decision.  :(
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Jaded

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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #62 on: December 22, 2009, 11:05:13 am »
Our first house had a bathroom that had almost no floorspace, and an especially small bath.  More like a hip bath.

The one in this house is so vast you can see the curvature of the earth.  It's mind-buggeringly cold in there though...

So it'll be bigger than ours, which I think is pretty much a 4m cube.

We do have a damp patch too, but only when it rains heavily and the wind is in a certain direction.
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #63 on: December 22, 2009, 11:25:47 am »
Oh, there's going to be a battle. He's quoting me £60 for retiling. The current tiles cost £580 and I'll be damned if I settle for anything less nice than I've got now - good job I've kept the receipt.
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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #64 on: December 22, 2009, 01:27:23 pm »
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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #65 on: December 22, 2009, 04:00:30 pm »
Our first house had a bathroom that had almost no floorspace, and an especially small bath.  More like a hip bath.

The one in this house is so vast you can see the curvature of the earth.  It's mind-buggeringly cold in there though...

So it'll be bigger than ours, which I think is pretty much a 4m cube.

We do have a damp patch too, but only when it rains heavily and the wind is in a certain direction.

You should stand with your back to the wind.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #66 on: December 22, 2009, 06:12:56 pm »
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He's recommending 3 metres square of tiles, my contractors are recommending 20. My tile receipt says I bought 216 tiles 200x250mm but I can't work out how many metres square that is because I have no brain for maths.
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PaulF

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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #67 on: December 22, 2009, 06:14:37 pm »
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He's recommending 3 metres square of tiles, my contractors are recommending 20. My tile receipt says I bought 216 tiles 200x250mm but I can't work out how many metres square that is because I have no brain for maths.

10.8 sqm


Jaded

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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #68 on: December 22, 2009, 06:29:33 pm »
depends on how thick the grout is!
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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #69 on: December 22, 2009, 06:40:19 pm »
3 sq m doesn't seem like very much.... tightwad.
That's only 60 of your tiles!
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #70 on: December 22, 2009, 06:41:38 pm »
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border-rider

Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #71 on: December 22, 2009, 08:25:30 pm »

So it'll be bigger than ours, which I think is pretty much a 4m cube.

Bigger in 2 dimensions.  Hard to stand up if you're much taller than 1.9 m though :)

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #72 on: December 23, 2009, 05:35:08 pm »
I've got the quote in from my contractors. The quote is for

- Plumber: Isolate all water supplies to bathroom. Carefully remove bath, wc, basin,shower and radiator. We will where possible re-use these items.Blank of water supply pipes to bathroom.After all works complete, refit all of the above.

- Joiner: Strip out water damaged lowered ceiling. Strip out original lathe/plaster ceiling.Strip out deafening boards and deafening.Strip out water damaged flooring and expose joists for re-survey.Once bathroom dry, fit new deafening and boards.Plasterboard ceiling and skim coat plaster.Frame and lower ceiling then plasterboard and skim.Renew T/groove 29mm floor under bath and plywood all bathroom floor.Fit bath panels once bath fitted.

- Plasterer: Strip all wall ties from window and shower walls.Strip plaster back to brick on these 2 walls (approx 20m2).Skim coat plaster ceiling. Undercoat plaster and build out.Skim coat plaster to a finish.

- Tiler: Tile walls, window, shower wall. Fully grout and silicone to a finish. Painter: Paint walls and woodwork (2 coats).

- Labourer: Remove all rubbish to authorised landfill site. Keep site tidy.

Bearing in mind that for some reason they've quoted for 20m of wall tiles rather than 11 and haven't quoted for new flooring, which I will chase up in the new year, do you want to guess how much the quote is? As a hint for you, a usual price for converting a bathroom with bath into a wetfloor shower room by removing the bath, forming the floor, doing the shower and tiling usually comes in between £3.5k-£5.5k.

Later on I will post photos so you can see the rot.
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Tim Hall

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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #73 on: December 23, 2009, 05:38:34 pm »
I'll open the bidding with "more than a very expensive bicycle"

Kirst, I hope this gets sorted soonest and with the least hassle for you.

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Re: I have found out why I have a massive damp patch
« Reply #74 on: December 23, 2009, 05:42:03 pm »
Guess the quote: to you £free.