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Bathroom - Out with the old in with the new

This was another little project of ours to go very well indeed, PJB Building were called in to look at a bathroom that had obviously seen better days, from the ceiling, walls, floor and below, everything needed a complete redesign and refurbishment.


Thankfully the customer was in complete agreement with our assessment too.


So between us it did not take long to develop a new layout based on the family’s requirements, the actual bathroom size and most importantly a tight fixed budget. In essence the plan included: to slightly re-locate and upgrade the existing radiator position as well as install a new towel radiator in a secondary position. To swap out the old traditional bath for a far more modern corner shower tray and screen, which was more practical for a single bath roomed household, bursting at the seams with growing teenagers.

Finally, we were to replace the old pedestal wash hand basin with a very nice basin and purpose built base unit.


To top it off we aimed to fit modern matching ceramic wall tiles, porcelain floor tiles, chrome waterfall taps for the basin and a high quality shower mixer tap. A bathroom cabinet over the basin and a snug fitting floor to ceiling bathroom cabinet to top off the furniture. So now all we had to do was to put our practical and planning skills to the test and fit it all in, “which can be more difficult than meets the eye”.


This little bathroom was no exception the existing T&G flooring and supporting joist were totally rotten and had to be replaces with new tantalized C24 timers which were overlaid with new 22mm waterproof and boil proof plywood to give many more years’ quality use than standard flooring grade chipboard. The walls were stripped bare of old tiles and repaired with a thistle bonding material and sealed to take the new ceramic tiles.


New 15mm copper pipework to support and feed the new radiators, basin and

mixer shower was installed and the room was rubbed down or fully prepared to tile and decorate.


After the tiling and decorating stage was complete a new extraction fan, light switch and central fitting was refreshed, making way for the installation of the shower base/screen, basin and close coupled toilet. The final phase of the project included the installation of floor mounted unit, the bathroom cabinet and a final touch up everywhere to complete the project, which i must say looked very good and left the customer feeling thrilled to bits with the upgrade.

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