The ongoing saga of my new shower! Firstly a BIg thanks that have offered
advice so far, I have some good ideas and feel confident enough to tackle
To recap, the way I think I will go will be to install a cold ater tank and
a hot water cylinder and heat the water from the central heating loop.
The house is a converted bungalow which has been dormered, loft converted
and extended to the side, resulting in a strange shaped attic area which is
onlt about 6 feet high at the highest. It lis like a triangle all around the
side of the house. Getting a hot water cylinder and a cold tank above is not
possible. I toyed with the cold water in the attic (which is nicely just
above the soon-to-be shower room) and putting the hot water cylinder in the
shower room nicely boxed in etc. However, what would be nicest would be the
cold water tank in the lost space above the attic conversion and the
cylinder in the attic.
Problem is though, there is no access to the loft space. There must be some
space up there, but the pitch of the roof isn't great so there isn't going
to be much headroom (probably only 50cm - 75cm) but the space is about 2m by
4m (measured from underneath, so this will be reduced on the top).
My question is (after all this rambling), assuming there is enough space up
there, what is the best way forward? I would want a reasonable size cold
water tank, (screwfix do some long shallow ones which are only 19 inches
high), so this would probibit making a nice likket access panel.
My two options are take the ceiling down and then rebuild, this would leave
no access to the loft space if I needed it again. Or remove part of the roof
and drop it in.
Both sound fairly big jobs to me!
Any ideas on which is better, shorter or more correct?
Any other thoughts??