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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:00 am 
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Currently I have a Shower over the bath but an elderly relative can not use it. So in order to accommodate them I believe I can tack a shower onto the downstairs toilet area.

I believe there is currently room between the end of the toilet room and the doorway into the kitchen (see pics)

I had a plumber around who told me I need to have a raised shower tray because the pipe work can’t go under the floor(the current pipe work is boxed in).

He quoted me £850 for tiling, fitting shower, shower try and new small wash basin_ - does that seem reasonable?

He told me I need to buy all the stuff tiles, shower, shower tray, small basin, bi-folding doors.

He also told me he doesn’t do walls so I would have to get area built up first n that it didn’t need planning permission.

So I got to wondering should I just do this myself?!

The wall at the end of the toilet room seems to be solid so that would have to be removed and a frame created. The water pipes should be easy to run to the shower since there is already hot n cold running to the sink.

I don’t want the shower area to feel really confined so I was wondering about using a 900x900 sower tray.

He said bi-folding door but I saw some sliding doors in Homebase the other day would’t they do just as well ?

I am a competent DIYer so I was wondering what you guys thought ? Any tips ?

Any recommendations for good a Raised Shower Trays, Thermostatic Shower, shower doors ?


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whats the pressure like on the hotwater ?
I assume the hot tank is in the loft and 2 floors - so should be fine or a shower , if it works upstairs already.
22mm or 15mm hotwater to downstairs ?
OR are you having a Electric shower?
I'm in a bungalow and just in the middle of doing the showers - one off the hotewater, so making sure enough pressure to run was critical.
wheres the sink empty ? - can the shower waste run in the existing boxing and get the required fall
Toilet fowl pipe ?


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etaf wrote:
whats the pressure like on the hotwater ?
I assume the hot tank is in the loft and 2 floors - so should be fine or a shower , if it works upstairs already.
22mm or 15mm hotwater to downstairs ?
OR are you having a Electric shower?
I'm in a bungalow and just in the middle of doing the showers - one off the hotewater, so making sure enough pressure to run was critical.
wheres the sink empty ? - can the shower waste run in the existing boxing and get the required fall
Toilet fowl pipe ?


The combi boiler is in the utility room which is where the toilet room is. So the boiler is on the other side of the room so only a few feet away from where the shower will be. Although the pipe go upstairs n come down to the toilet room. The plumber put in the boiler n saw no issue putting in a thermostatic shower in (that’s what he recommended). 15mm in toilet room.

Yes the waste can be run into the pipes already boxes in.

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