As a general rule would I fit shower board first and then attach the
shower enclosure to it or fit the shower enclosure and then fit the
shower panels within the shower enclosure.
900 x 800 shower enclosure and shower panel,type unknown as wife will
probably decide on colour rather than type, god forbid she wants pink!,
so dont know at this stage how thick it will be (panel).
Shower panels first (I assume you mean the laminate board used instead
of tiles), then the shower enclosure (just as if you were using tiles).
Otherwise you will probably not be able to seal it properly.
OK thanks Chris, I am just thinking out loud as I havent measured
everything yet its a rectangular tray would the added laminate board
thickness not throw out the fitting specs between the tray and the
enclosure or is there likely to be room for adjustment.
There is normally a fair bit of adjustment twixt wall and frame of the
just think of the panel like tiles.
Tray against the wall, then the panel against the wall so that water
will run down the panel and onto the tray (sealed at the bottom of
course). Then the enclosure against the panel.
If, as it sounds you are just having the panel where the enclosure is
you might want to think about how you will manage the transition from
panel to wall outside. In our current bathroom we have a 3 sided
enclosure against a wall. There are tiles on the wall inside the
enclosure up to the ceiling, but not across the rest of the wall.
The size of tiles was meant they just about covered the same width of
the shower tray. so slightly more than the enclosure. I was able to
arrange it that the Aquapanel behind the shower was recessed the depth
of sheet of plasterboard. So there is a flush join which I was then
able to finish neatly
Inside the enclosure will be panel outside will be tiles.
Its the alignment I am thinking about, as mounting on to the backing
board will move the enclosure both forward and to the side by the
thickness of the board.
It may be a case of until I get everything out of the box and measure up
I wont really know, just trying to look ahead for any potential issues.
Maybe this will explain better.
Yes, I understand what you mean, but as I said it's just like using
tiles, and that is how people do tiles in a shower.. I don't imagine
these panels are any thicker.
You are over thinking. IIRC the enclosures I have fitted have had about
30mm of adjustment. The rim of a shower tray is probably at least 50mm?
There is plenty of space for adjusting things to get it 'right'
Terminology confusion here:-)
ISTR some clear advice on the supplier site for my multipanel (Grant
My shower tray 1200x800 had upstands on 3 sides. The shower head end was
battened off to allow plumbing space. The long side plaster was nibbled
back to bring the inside edge of the upstand to line up with the back
edge of the shower panel plus glue plus supplied plastic seal strip.
The shower panel is 11mm thick faced plywood and comes with a range of
extruded metal corners, joints etc.
Have a look at rubberduck bathroom site.
As said, shower enclosures are adjustable. Do not seal the inside!
My experience is that as Chris says it is assumed that you will tile (or
panel) the wall over the tray, but there is _not_ always enough
adjustment to do otherwise. In other words a door or enclosure made to
go over a 900mm tray may not actually adjust to 900mm wide and you might
have to either tile or put spacers between the door/enclosure and the
wall. Sounds like you are doing this anyway.
Yes but I can do most of the tiling for the walls and leave the last
vertical row of tiles plus the shower panels until the end.
Basically I am saying I have enough work to be getting on with and I
will leave the shower part until the end. As long as I show progress the
other half will be content :-)
Supposed to have all this finished for xmas....I think not
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