In what order is a bathroom installed?
Answered by Waterworks Plumbing Solutions
8th June 2021
Waterworks Plumbing Solutions answered the question "In what order is a bathroom installed?"
Each bathroom is different, there may be certain circumstances that would require a shower left in for as long as possible. Or for the toilet to be left in or at least reinstated at the end of each day if its the only working toilet in the house. As a general rule of thumb in the most ideal situation, the old existing suite would be fully removed, the wall and floor coverings taken off and then a full clean out of the room so that you are left with just an empty room. Any first fix pipework alterations can be carried at this stage and then the repairing and preparations of the wall and floors can be carried out as required. (This is almost inevitable, and is fundamental in achieving an excellent finish of your new bathroom suite.) Once all the preparation is complete, if there is any painting to be done, now is the best time while the room is empty, however, sometimes this isn't possible and is sometimes the very last job due to timings. It is usually fitment of the new wall and floor coverings then, followed by the second fix of sanitary ware. However, as mentioned first, each bathroom is different and its best to discuss with your fitter any certain requirements you may have that may alter the usual order of instalment.
Answered by I LOVE BATHROOMS
1st April 2020
I LOVE BATHROOMS answered the question "In what order is a bathroom installed?"
We always rip the lot out go back to a shell. Then 1st fix plumbing and electrics to suit new bathroom fixtures. in goes the ply floor followed by the plastering if the walls whether it be hardwalled or plasterboarded. then the tiler will come in then we go back in to 2nd fix exerything followed by the painter if we are providing them that service. a simple tidy up then out the door.
Answered by Precision Home Improvements
15th February 2020
Precision Home Improvements answered the question "In what order is a bathroom installed?"
First we remove the existing suite and tiles etc. Once the room is empty we can reroute all pipe work to suit the new layout or simply cap off if the layout isn’t changing. Once the pipes are where they need to be the room can be made good, this may involve plastering, dot and dab, or some times just filling in over any pipes chased into walls. We will then fit out as planned, staring with wall coverings. Then all sanitary ware and silicone seal any internal corners.
Answered by Brendan Ballard Plumbing & Heating Services
4th February 2020
Brendan Ballard Plumbing & Heating Services answered the question "In what order is a bathroom installed?"
Firstly we must be absolutely clear what it is that you imagine. It’s your bathroom and you are in control. In general bathrooms start with a strip out. This includes any sanitary wares and old pipe work and usually old tiles. Replaster if necessary. Tile or whichever wall coverings you opt for. This is swiftly followed by the installation of your brand new bathroom plus any fixtures and fittings. For an average size bathroom, we allow 10 days.
Answered by M. A. Parkes - Heating & Plumbing
31st March 2019
M. A. Parkes - Heating & Plumbing answered the question "In what order is a bathroom installed?"
Disconnect existing suite and make safe by capping off. If you only have one toilet in the house, this will stay fitted until a suitable time to swap over to the new toilet. If currently tiled, remove tiles (sometimes back to brick). Unpack new suite (to check) and also measure for 1st fix plumbing / electrics. (Towel rads, wall hung basins etc, mirrors with lights etc). Prep walls ready for tiling or plastering, covering 1st fix. We generally overboard all walls, suitable to tile straight onto (floor to ceiling), and also plaster if only half tiled. If spots have been fitted in the ceiling and an old artex ceiling gone, overboard this also ready for plastering. Floors we lay cement based boards such as NoMorePly or insulation boards such as WEDI. Tile walls and floors and then fit out with new bathroom suite. Seal all wet areas and test the following day.
Answered by Sunderland Property Renovations Ltd
28th March 2019
Sunderland Property Renovations Ltd answered the question "In what order is a bathroom installed?"
Isolate water and electrics Remove existing sanitary ware Check walls and floor for suitability to tile on ( if required) First fix plumbing and electrics Plaster (board) Mock-up sanitary ware for 2nd Fix plumbing Paint if required Tile floor (if required) Install bath/shower tray Tile walls and grout Install shower mixer/ bath mixer shower enclosure etc Test / check for leaks
Answered by BPH - Blakemore Plumbing And Heating
27th March 2019
BPH - Blakemore Plumbing And Heating answered the question "In what order is a bathroom installed?"
How I do it when installing bathrooms is as follows, people will work in different ways though. Rip out of old suite. First fix plumbing. First fix electrics. Walls and ceiling plastered. Paint ceiling and door frame. Fit bath (if having a bath) Tile walls and floor (including their prep) Second fix electrics. Second fix plumbing. Finishing touches. Snagging (if needed)
Answered by M W McManus Ltd
24th March 2019
M W McManus Ltd answered the question "In what order is a bathroom installed?"
Remove old bathroom suite including tiling,install 1st fix plumbing and electrics replace flooring if necessary. Plaster ceiling and any walls that require it,fit new bath/shower tray and test. Box any pipework in and then start tiling,once tiled the rest of the sanitaryware can be installed and tested including towel rail lastly fit bath panel after thoroughly checking under bath for leaks. Finish off by silicone sealing round bath/shower tray basin,pedestal,w.c and internal corners of bath area.
Answered by Nickthegas
20th March 2019
Nickthegas answered the question "In what order is a bathroom installed?"
Strip out old bathroom including tiles. Complete any building works including any damp or rot, ensuring floor is sound and structurally safe. Install new pipework and drainage to the required plan. Install waterproofing or moisture resistant material if required. Complete any electrical works to plan ensuring if any zone one work is required that it has an RCD fitted and materials conform to current regulations. Carry out any electrical tests that are required. Fit bath and or shower tray if required. Fit any radiators or towel radiators that are required and ensure they are working correctly including any inhibitor that may have been lost due to removal and or drain down. If sludge has been found then advise customer. Carry out dry run of any other sanitary ware to ensure fitment and drainage falls. Test bath and or shower for falls and correct operation and to remove debris from pipework and valves. Carry out floor tiling then wall tiling from plan ensuring levels and appearance are correct. Fit sanitary ware to plan. Fill bath and silicone in place leaving the water in bath for 24 hours. Check for any leaks. Silicone shower and rest of bathroom including floor area. Fit any storage required. Second fix electrical and test certificates are filled in for minor works. Finally clean everything and hoover through to remove remaining dust. Carry out final check and carry out hand over to client explaining everything on how it works and any guarantees that may need to be filled in.
Answered by Turners property maintenance
13th March 2019
Turners property maintenance answered the question "In what order is a bathroom installed?"
Every bathroom and customer is different, but usually you would start by taking out the old and taking the room back to a blank canvas. Any changes or repairs to the room would then take place. Then the rebuilding starts, installing the bath and pipe work followed by tanking all the wet areas. I tend to dry fit the sink and toilet to make sure all fits ok, then remove them for the tilting process once tiled I refit sink and toilet. Everyrhing sealed up and a happy customer at the end
Answered by A J Marsden Ltd
25th February 2019
A J Marsden Ltd answered the question "In what order is a bathroom installed?"
For a new install we install in the following order. Remove all old tiles, bath, basin, shower etc. Once they have been removed repair any damaged walls or re dot and dab using plasterboard. Then we use qualified electricians to install new lighting , fan and any other electrical elements that was included at the design stage. We then first first the bathroom, installing the bath / shower tray, all waste pipes, extra timber for basin units etc. Our tiler then tanks anything that's needed, tiles the full room. We then second fix the bathroom fitting the basin and all other items. The electeictions will also final fix all lighting etc
Answered by Neptune Property Service
22nd February 2019
Neptune Property Service answered the question "In what order is a bathroom installed?"
This can vary depending upon the new bathroom design, the repairs works that maybe necessary to any damage such as rotten floors etc and plastered or paneled ceiling. As a general idea, day 1 will be rip out, day 2 or more depending upon the extent of the work will be repairs. Then the timescale depends upon number of personal on a job, initial plumbing amendments if any, new subfloor, shower tray or bath install and plumbing test, ceiling panel installation, light installation, install wall tile backer boards or wet wall panels, waterproofing of the tile backer boards, tiling, grouting and siliconing, finished floor installation either tiles or luxury vinyl, installation of the units and shower, more siliconing, testing the final plumbing of the taps, shower, toilet. It takes time to have a good quality job done.
Answered by Prenton plumbing service Ltd
22nd February 2019
Prenton plumbing service Ltd answered the question "In what order is a bathroom installed?"
Every bathroom is different and the homeowner will have different needs especially if they still need the use of some facilities every evening The running order of the project is often governed by the need of the customer Basic project Cover and protect Isolate remove existing 1st fix Repair replace upgrade as required to facilitate installation if fixtures and fitting Prepare for final wall and floor finished Install floor and walk finished Install fixtures and fittings Commission & Test as required Decorating Clear and clean
Answered by Nestor Plumbing & Heating
22nd February 2019
Nestor Plumbing & Heating answered the question "In what order is a bathroom installed?"
Every bathroom is different and has varying requirements. Generally we would sit down and design the bathroom with the client, discussing needs, then once happy, materials ordered and delivered, install will normally take between 1 and 2 weeks, depending largely on size and amount of tiling. 1. Strip out 2. First fix plumbing and electrics 3. Plastering/making good 4. Second fix shower tray and or bath 5. Paint and tiling 6. Second fix plumbing and electrical 7. Clean up and commission
Answered by Quality Plumbing
22nd February 2019
Quality Plumbing answered the question "In what order is a bathroom installed?"
Each job will be different but in general, it will be done in the following order: Day 1 - take old bathroom suite out and remove tiles/flooring. Day 2 - make any pipework changes or run new pipework if needed. Day 3 - plasterboard/plaster if needed. Day 4 - install bath/shower. Day 5/6/7 - tiling walls and floor depending on how much is required. Day 8 - start installing the new suite. Day 9/10 - finish off.
Answered by BH Property Services
14th February 2019
BH Property Services answered the question "In what order is a bathroom installed?"
Well this can differ from job to job. But normally first rip out and planning. then moving any pipework or cables. Then 1st fix the floor and walls. then i would start at the ceiling with lights or cladding and paint. then onto fitting the flooring, then would be the wall covering, then onto fitting the suite itself.
Answered by PipeDream Plumbing
11th February 2019
PipeDream Plumbing answered the question "In what order is a bathroom installed?"
A typical bathroom installation will require the following; 1 day rip out. 2 days to reboard the walls and floor 1 day to first fix 1 day plastering if required 3/5 days for tiling depending on room size 2 days second fix 1/2 days for decoration if required Time scales vary on every project however
Answered by TLC property services uk
10th February 2019
TLC property services uk answered the question "In what order is a bathroom installed?"
Every bathroom installation is approached differently and everyone’s situation is different for example only having one toilet or one bath in the house but generally speaking you will start day 1 with rip out and sometimes having the toilet or bath as a temporary fix whilst work is being carried out, after rip out the course of work depends on what the customer is having so this wouldn’t be decided until the bathroom is viewed/quoted. Every company will approach work differently for certain.
Answered by SJL Plumbing and Heating
9th February 2019
SJL Plumbing and Heating answered the question "In what order is a bathroom installed?"
Every company may have a slightly different approach and if the toilet is the only one in the house it affects the flow greatly. But as a standard job goes for us: Rip Out - 1 day First fix - 2 days New flooring - 1 day Plastering - 1 day (may be switched with first Fix if walls to be tiled need plastering) Tiling - 3/4 days Lights - few hours Second fix - 2 days Decorator - 1 day