We're going to be adding a shower to our bathroom and thought we'd have a crack at the installation ourselves.
Although we'd rather entrust the plumbing and electrical work to someone who knows what they're doing, we'd like to do the tiling and fix the unit.
We're having a mixer shower with pipes independent of the bath taps, and a pump installed.
do we tile first then drill through for the pipes, or do we make the holes first then try to cut the tiles fit around the opening?
It might sound silly but we're new to this. :oops:
You install pipe work for shower first before you tile, these pipes will have to be counter sunk into wall. Then wall made good (pipes plastered over, to make wall even) before tiling. Measure out pipe work correctly so your shower valve fixes flush, level and in the desired spot.
Take Note: Any electrical work done in bathrooms now have to be done according to part p of the building regs. Get a qualified sparky to do the work and water regs are changing next year too. (spoil Sports)
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