Converting a Communal Bathroom in Flat into Two Ensuites?


Postby davelondon » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:13 am

Hi, I have a three bedroom apartment in London. It currently has one ensuite and a communal bathroom. I'd like to convert the communal bathroom into two small ensuites.

It's a squeeze and will involve moving some walls and doors, but I think it's possible. I rent the apartment and I don't live in the UK, so I need someone to handle the whole project. Where do I start? Most "bathroom" specialists seem to specialise in installing a new fittings into an existing space... I need walls knocked down and rebuilt etc.

If anyone can give me some advice on where to look that would be amazing!

p.s. Below is a very rough layout. In the "after" version, green indicates a completely new wall, and yellow indicates an existing wall that will be modified.

Before:
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After:
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Postby thedoctor » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:39 am

Start with a builder in the area, from this link http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/find-tradesmen/

Tell him you want the job managed from start to finish with one port of call - him.

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