A Bathroom in a Barn Conversion.

There are two galleries to view, the first one showing during construction, the room was empty when I started. The second gallery showing the completed room.

This was a very nice job to carry out, the stone tiles were of a very high quality, being Jura Limestone from Lapicida of Harrogate, the edges were of a very fine quality with virtually no chips at all. Lots of fossil markings including ammonites which look particularly striking. The stone was sealed before grouting and again afterwards, with a third coat in the shower area to stop water staining.

Being an old barn conversion, there was very little clearance under the floor, around 100mm, but due to the large pitch pine beams was very stable. I chose marine ply, glued and screwed to the floorboards as a base for the tiling because I was under strict instructions not to create a step into the room.

The pipework for water and heating all runs behind the plasterboard on the window side, including the feeds for the en-suite next door, very tight indeed!

The soil pipe was buried partly in the wall, hence the unusual pipe box behind the WC which also hides the soil pipe from the en-suite next door.

A recess was created in the sink wall to house a mirror cabinet so as not to intrude over the sink, which many do. Both the shower and the bath are controlled via iBox valves from Hansgrohe, these allow remote control and mean the valves can be situated pretty much anywhere, the outlet for the bath is a waterfall, when the water flows it falls off the edge then forms gradual point, looks impressive!

The bath is a two part bath with the waste trap being situated between the inner and outer skins, not the easiest thing to fit, requiring two people to lift the main bath into the outer skin, whilst fitting onto the waste. One has to use suction cups to hold the bath as the seam between the two halves is very small.

A loft mounted extractor fitted to minimise noise, especially at night.


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