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Discuss *UPDATED* Wet Room Project Build Thread! in the Tanking and Wetrooms Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. Adam18Spring

    Adam18Spring Active Member

    Location:
    Ipswich
    Hi all
    In a kind of 'Payment' for all the advice i have got from here i have decided to do a build thread for my wet room, it may help someone in the future it may not but here it goes!

    Room size is 1.8M x 2.2M, at the end of the extension i finished building a last year. I work full time so this may take a while as it will just be me doing this...

    Screed is an anhydrite screed currently 50mm below finished floor level, i shuttered of 150mm before the screed went in to accomidate the drain.

    With that let's start with the blank canvas.

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    You can see the shuttered off area here
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    Ceiling already plastered

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    And placing the toilet roughly where it will live..

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    So first up we need to get our services in:
    Toilet Overhead Cisten
    Hot/Cold for sink
    Feed to Wall mounted shower
    Feed to wall mounted wand flexi shower thing
    The shower will be digital so also some Cat5

    Planning the pipe routes

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    As i am battening and boarding (Didn't feel i could get the finish i wanted with the DotnDab) i only needed to recess the surface mounted clips to just below the batten depth of 18mm. So with that in mind:

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    Next up was making the copper pipework.
    Now, i had no soldering iron but i can just about TIG Weld... Just Dan, just....

    So making the pipes

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    And welded

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    Got slightly awkward lol

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    This was surprising! One bit of new old stock 15mm from 1989 and the other from 2018!
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    So with the pipework made i pressure tested it all to 4Bar...carefully...

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    Then clipped it all in place

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    Next up was the extraction, used a 100mm inline fan from Vent-Axia
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    Time to make a hole and get it mounted

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    Mounted in the void and 100mm hole drilled

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    Solid 100mm Cavity pipe inserted and flexi added to the end for the bend using aluminium ducting tape

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    And fitted
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    And sealed to the fan, just the wiring to do and the drop down for the fan inlet
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    Next up i drilled the holes for the spot lights, out came the trusty china laser level...

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    Nice line so the spots will be in-line...

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    Further updates tomorrow folks, got some more done, just need to edit it :)
     
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  2. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    Thanks for taking the time to post this. Looking great so far & looking forward to the updates
     
  3. pdc

    pdc Only a Handyman... Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Never seen copper pipes welded before! You might find it easier to get yourself a torch ( small gas bottle with a screw on torch ) and use Yorkshire ( solder ring) fittings. Run all the pipework and then solder the joints, probably would have saved you some precious time!
    Looking forward to seeing the progress.
     
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  4. Adam18Spring

    Adam18Spring Active Member

    Location:
    Ipswich
    Ok bit of an overdue update!

    So, marked out the spotlights with the laser level and cut the holes:

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    Next up i wanted to battern all the walls rather than d+d as i wasnt confident enough to get a good finish.

    So batten at 400mm centers.

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    Also placed ply around the pipes so i can a good fixing point

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    So with the walls batterned out it was ready for the moister resisting plasterboard:

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    Added plasterboard adhesive along with the screws

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    Added the stop bead, this is where the plaster ends and the tiles begin

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    I next scrim taped and plastered the top strip to the beading

    Getting the plaster up

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    Starting to flatten the plaster

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    And done

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    Left it for a week to dry then masked, painted and painted the beams

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    And ceiling done!

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    Next up got the Impey linear floor drain in and pipework connected.

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    Tray in and packed with cement, there is a membrane between the anhydrite screed and the cement

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  5. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
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  6. Adam18Spring

    Adam18Spring Active Member

    Location:
    Ipswich
    If anyone fancies tiling it drop me a message! Got an advert up but no hits yet, think it’s a bit small for a lot of you guys, I thought it’s a decent job then I realised some of the adverts were for 1000+ sqm :D
     
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  7. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Burnley
    After that lovely prep and attention to detail even behind the boards which is very refreshing to see, I would be in no hurry to pick the first tiler that comes along Adam, they want vetting with a fine tooth comb, beware of the chancers out there and take your time to find the right tiler to give that the finish it deserves.
     
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  8. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    I’m actually wondering why you’re even looking for a tiler.
    With the standard of prep you’ve achieved metros would be straightforward enough for you.
    With the amount of respect you appear to have gained from members you’ll receive as much guidance as you require.
     
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  9. Waluigi

    Waluigi Guest

    exactly what I was about to type.

    Part of the reason I started to tile myself over 25 years ago. I couldn’t face getting someone in to tile a room knowing that I could do a better job myself.
    Not looked back since.
     
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  10. Koomber

    Koomber Active Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    Bloody hell, that is a nice finish!

    Also, somebody send this man a torch! Max respect for welding something as thin as copper pipe. I can solder, but my welding is awful, unless you want a hedgehog.
     
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  11. CJ

    CJ Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Somerset
    Tiling.......Nothing to it ;)
     
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  12. Adam18Spring

    Adam18Spring Active Member

    Location:
    Ipswich
    Hi guys!

    Next up we have the floor! In the last update i go the linear drain in it's position. So next up was building the floor falls. I didn't want a tray because i preferred to make it. :)

    So, the floor with Linear drain

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    So, time to remove the Anhydrite screed lattice.
    Killer angle grinder!

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    And removed:

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    Next up was time to make the falls, 20mm per meter for the first meter to the drain then 10mm per meter for the rest of the floor.

    Jig'ing and welding the former:

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    Wall Fixing

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    Former welded and in place

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    Side rails done

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    Rear Rail

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    Now i had a form in place to screed to i needed to primer the floor

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    Next up was the screed

    First up i used Mapei floor adhisive to bond the screed to the floor/primer then a sharp sand 3/1 Mix with SBR.

    Drain Masked off first of course

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    Here you can see the adhisive before the screed was compacted ontop

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    And done

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  13. Adam18Spring

    Adam18Spring Active Member

    Location:
    Ipswich
    Next up was leaving for a week or so to fully dry.

    Then all surfaces primered with BAL APD

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    And on with the Impey Tanking

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    And membrane on and sealed with Impey sealer

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    Next update is the tiling!
     
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  14. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Burnley
    Lovely that Adam..only thing I would have done different is to set the drain around 100mm away from that back wall so it could have had floor tiles enveloped all the way around the drain, sure it'll look fab, great prep work
     
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  15. Adam18Spring

    Adam18Spring Active Member

    Location:
    Ipswich
    Thanks Andy, we are going for mosaics this time, nice slate ones. Thanks for your kind comments :)
     
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