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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:20 am 
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Hi,

I've been driven insane by this bath panel- it won't stay on the side of the bath! It seems like it's a poor fit as when I replace it after it falls off there's about a cm gap between the bath and the ledge bit at the top of the panel. The landlord is refusing to replace it.

I've tried every waterproof (and even some non-waterproof) adhesive I can find but nothing keeps it attached to the bath, I also used waterproof duct tape on the side of the panel where it attaches to a wooden end panel but whilst that helps, it doesn't last for long.

Does anyone have any suggestions?


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You've given us very little information, but the simplest bath panels fit up behind the top lip of the bath and are then screwed to a batten on the floor.

There are several other possible methods including both Velcro and spring clips, perhaps a photo of yours would help.

It sounds as though the front panel may have been replaced with something thinner than was there before.

What is the panel made of, is it flat or shaped, does it match the end panel, is there a timber frame fitted ?

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Hi,

Sorry I should have added pictures of the bath! Do these help at all?


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I think this panel should either have an upright flange at the top (can't see one) or be fitted onto spring clips fixed under the top of the bath, it looks like whoever fitted it last was relying on silicone sealant to keep it in place, this works until the panel is taken off for whatever reason, and then it needs doing again with fresh silicone.

I would probably fix a batten to floor, clean all that old silicone off the top, lift the panel into place and hold it there with a couple of wedges underneath and then screw into the batten on the floor, use a few dabs of new silicone to hold it in, not too much or it's difficult to get it off. Leave undisturbed until the silicone has dried.

I expect you'd need to check with the landlord before doing any work - why not just get the landlord to fix it - it's surely their responsibility.

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Basically what Ayjay said, followed by a bead of silicon along the top of the panel.

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I think the panel has been cut to short

I would follow what ayjay said and screw a batten on the floor an stick the panel with some mastic!

If that doesn't work a couple of screws with caps screwed through the panel in to the batten

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What's behind it?

Am I seeing things or are these screw holes?

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As said above, I'd fix a batton to the floor behind here, lift it up while someone fixes it in place.



Edit: Just to add to the none bath side of things, does it fall out when you climb in or out the bath? I'd call the "landlord" and tell him that the panel fell out while you/someone was getting out the bath and they ended up with a sprained ankle as a result.

I'd imagine that he'd be more keen to make sure it's fixed. If he doesn't, where is the is a blame........ :lol:

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Better eyes than me billy, but I'm using my phone but they are screw holes so if the batten is still behind it, just replace the screws

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Its all very well saying "get the landlord to fix it" but quite often they won't / costs too much /what ever.
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You could always do what I did. Buy a sheet of white hardboard and cut it down to size (Its slightly too tall so that it sits under the bath lip / edge.)

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Its all very well saying "get the landlord to fix it" but quite often they won't / costs too much /what ever.


So what?

If they won't/cost too much/what ever, then they shouldn't be renting out property to people.

Do you think the landlord would be happy if they didn't pay their rent, because they didn't feel like it? No, don't think so....

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............If they won't/cost too much/what ever, then they shouldn't be renting out property to people.


That is your opinion to which you are perfectly entitled, and to a point, I also agree, BUT the fact is landlords do rent out places that do have things that need fixing, but don't fix them . There is a case in our local rag about a landlord who will not fix various things for the tenant (Which is why they have gone to the local rag about it)

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Hi,

I've done it! Thank you so much for your help guys, Billygoat you were correct they were screw holes (hadn't noticed them even staring at that bathtub so you're clearly very observant!). I fitted a batten to the floor and screwed it and voila, I am no longer being driven insane by the damn thing!

Re: the landlord- basically he moved to Dubai and this is just an investment property, as long as it's liveable he doesn't care. I spent £500 of my own money having an electric shower installed because the original one was like standing under a weeing hamster. He got somebody out to look at it and they said it worked, but just wasn't very good... as long as it worked he has no obligations. It is frustrating as this is my home! I've also just spent my weekend repainting the bathroom tiles as they were chipped and horrible, on the plus side when I get my own place I'll already be DIY-savvy!



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We designed a solution for this, search for buttonfix and look at the Type 2 bath panel video.

Easy and no measuring and marking out required.

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