Moving downstairs bathroom upstairs


Postby Casba1981 » Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:26 pm

Hi,

I am wanting to move my downstairs bathroom at the back of the house to by box room upstairs also at the back of the house. Is this an easy thing to do. Any idea on costs.

Also there is a drain at the back of the kitchen and I want tp put a conservatory there so not sure of the best way to do this.

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks

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Postby Stelf » Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:56 pm

First of all unless you have other facilities elsewhere in your property you may have to do without a toilet etc. for a couple of days until the job is done. As for the work entailed, I presume the outlet for your existing toilet goes outside the property which means you have to break out or cut into this existing toilet outlet pipe, probably outside your property, in order to connect and extend a new soil pipe up the outside wall to the room above. If this can be done it is likely to be the most difficult part of the job and should not be tackled by an amateur.
A competent plumber should be able to complete the works in 2 to 3 days. Difficult to give estimates without seeing job but get at least three quotes and don't necessarily accept the cheapest one. If you can get some background info on the plumber you select you should be OK. There are some good ones about, just be careful.
Re your conservatory, you say there is a drain outside. If this is just a gully which your kitchen sink waste pipe discharges into it should be fairly easy to seal and box in, just make sure you can get access to this drain if necessary. Whoever does your conservatory will almost certainly have come across this problem many times.
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Postby htg engineer » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:21 pm

After drainage the next main consideration is the hot water supply.

What type of system do you have ? where is the tank/cylinder if any ?

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