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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:35 pm 
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Have had problems for a while with ensuite shower room, people staying in the adjoined room seem to develop health problems. Installed many years ago by a plumber who seems to have been a bit of a bodger according to other plumbers who have been since.

There have been multiple occurences over the years with the shower, one where the front just blew off causing a constant jet of water to flood out. Another time water mysteriously started seeping up through the cracks in the tiles in the ensuite.

How can I tell if there is still a leak? The wood seems fairly dry. The areas of rotted wood are dry at 10-12%
Do you recommend ripping off the plasterboard taking out the insulation and redoing that?
I noticed theres no air brick for the ensuite but there are a couple of holes connected to adjacent rooms which have air bricks.
It is quite a lot of work to rip it all out and then put a new shower in, do you think that is what needs to be done given the fungus under the shower?


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Could be 'dry rot', get it inspected by a dry rot specialist.

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As Gadget says threads of fungus can mean dry rot.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=dry+r ... 60&bih=840

And strange as it may seem dry rot is usually caused by damp!



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its dry rot. prob caused by damp and lack of ventilation.on my jobs i rip out all signs of dry rot and well pas it. all partitions and floors and plaster backk to brick


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