Urban Plumbers got contracted to create no.3 shower rooms for Airbnb rental property in Central London. This post describes creation of one of those en suite shower rooms including time scales, budget and construction pictures.
We started with finding most suitable location for en suite shower room. Our main consideration is drainage followed by hot and cold water supplies. Size of our en suite shower room gets in part dictated by location and size of existing sash window that will part of our shower room. In this case width of our shower room internally is going to be 1400mm and length 2800mm.
Sketch of proposed shower room.
Construction of en suite shower room
Works start with protecting existing carpet in the bedroom and removal of carpet and floor boards for new en suite shower room installation.
Next I set out dimensions of partitioning and made sure that I have removed correct number of existing floorboards. Once that is confirmed and my setting out completed I built partitioning for new shower room out of 2×4 planed timber studs and leveled existing floor joists by fixing and nailing secondary timbers.
With floor leveled and partitioning in place next step is to install 1st fix wiring. For this installation specification is as follows:
Next step: drainage and 1st plumbing:
With 1st fix plumbing and electrics done next step was to do dry lining with new suspended ceiling in the bathroom.
Skim coat plaster to all new dry lining. Visible 1st fix electrics for new light, switches and double socket.
Shower room wet areas got tiled with ceramic tiles 600 x 300 full height and half way up (1200mm) in other areas of the room.
Floor received Dittra Matting decoupling matt tiled over with porcelain 600 x 600 tiles.
After completion of tiling new shower room got decorated, second fix electrics installed and 2nd fix plumbing installed consisting of:
Pictures of completed en suite shower room:
Budget breakdown for this installation:
Total new en suite shower room cost: £8,900