First of all a plan was agreed upon and all necessary finishes, suite items, tiles etc were approved before work commenced.
The existing suite & wall tiles / plasterboard walls were removed from the bathroom and disposed of in a skip.
This was done to avoid the problems associated with tiling over the existing wall tiles which was lucky as all the walls were found to be blown, and would have fallen down had we tiled over them.
The existing coving was removed and the artex ceiling was skimmed, before being repainted.
The existing 3 piece suite was replaced with a new one, and the location of the suite items were shifted about to accommodate a new shower enclosure which replaced the existing bath.
A power shower made the most of the poor water pressure in the building.
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Ceiling spotlights were added to brighten the bathroom (which had no window) and a shaver point was added so the customer could use an electric toothbrush over the basin.
An electrically controlled towel radiator was fitted as the property had no central heating.
An extractor fan was added to control bathroom humidity.
The walls were tiled with ceramic tiles with a stone border to add interest.
A vinyl floor was fitted due to its low cost and easy maintenance.
This bathroom installation started on a Monday and finished the following Wednesday.
The work schedule was very tightly organised by a project manager (me) ensuring the work was done in the correct order to give the best finish in the shortest time.
It involved many tradesmen that the homeowner may have found difficult to source individually, and then organise into a tight schedule: On this job we had a joiner, tiler, plumber, vinyl floor fitter and a couple of labourers & painters – All project managed by a single source to make the process as smooth as possible.
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