bathroom refurbishment

I am about to completely replace my bathroom bath, toilet and wash basin
and re-tile the walls.Is there any reason why I should not tile the complete
wall where the wash basin and cistern will fit and fix these after tiling
is completed.
thanks for any advice
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It's actually the best way to do it - tiling around things always looks bad.
A good approach is to fit the sanitary appliances initially through spacers (e.g. piece of timber) equivalent to the tile depth and to get the mechanics right as well as the hook up. Then you can remove them, complete the tiling and refit easily.
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Andy Hall
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If a solid wall probably ok. If a partition type there's a good chance flexing (leaning on the basin, etc) - might crack the tiles. With mosaics you'd probably get away with it.
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Dave Plowman (News)
Unlikely. studs are at 400mm centers and most basins are wide enough to get pretty close to two, and alway over at least one. And, of course, its a great opportunity to hack a gash in the plasterboard and screw a plate of MDF or ply where the basin/cistern is going, to have something solid to screw into, before you tile..
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The Natural Philosopher
One thing to watch for though - _ just refitted my bathroom and did the tiling first - then fitted sink/toilet afterwards. I bought the "Barcelona" suite from B&Q and, aparrently by design, the toilet cistern doesn't fit flush against the wall - there is a gap behind the top of the cistern.
According to the manufacturer, you are now supposed to ask if the toilet you are buying is designed to be fitted against a wall or "free- standing". Sounds ridiculous to me, but something to watch for nonetheless. (Barcelona is B&Q's entry level priced bathroom suite - and aside from the toilet issue is great quality/value).
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