Installing a contemporary bathroom in a cottage.

Lots of quirky angles, wall and varying ceilings made for an interesting tiling job. Two colours of porcelain tile from Villeroy & Boch with a contrasting mosaic set in various panels. The mosaic comprising of a mixture of hardwood squares, copper squares, metallised glass beads and other glass squares.

All sanitary ware by Villeroy & Boch with Hansgrohe taps. The bath filler is an Exafill system which fills the bath via the overflow cover and does away with a tap spout, just a simple diverter valve concealed in the wall to feed either the bath or the shower hose.

Once I removed the old suite, the usual Mario Brothers plumbing and Sonic the Hedgehog wiring revealed itself. Waste pipe from the shower was a particularly interesting fit. All the existing pipework was replaced and re-routed, walls strengthened and boarded and the floor replaced, marine ply boarded then cement board over. The ply being glued and screwed at 150mm centres, does make a very solid floor.

A particular problem was found when I removed some of the various layers of plasterboard near the shower area which was a large steel I beam hidden in the wall, this obviously couldn’t be altered and did cause a few issues with fitting of the shower screen, millimetres to spare.

Lots of chrome trim due to the many angles and walls, which gives it a bit of bling. Plenty of storage space under the sink. All in all a nice modern room in an old house.

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