How much work does it take to build a wetroom?
So when we asked to desihgn and install a wetroom in Surrey and Hampshire its hard to explain the work involved, and the preparation is the important bit. Like with everything it is the preparation work which will make it work and look amazing, and this is vital with a wetroom. We're please to say that we are trained and sccridted installers for Schluter, Impey and Orbry wetroom systems having carried out the required training and exams.
The slide show below will show a project I completed in a new loft conversion where the customer didn't want the builder to do the work but a specialist wetroom installer. This slide show the works required on a timber floor to complete the look.
Work involves requires bracing and supporting of the floor level with floor joists to allow the wetroom tray former to be flush with the remainder of the room to create a level access shower area. This is also vital as you don't want any flex in your tiled floor. Plumbing has to be relocated to low level to ensure waste water can run away. You have to waterproof 'tank' the floor and walls, lay underfloor heating cable, level the floor ready for tiling, and screed the shower area manually to maintain the falls to the drain (as you don't want this flat and level!!!). Then decoupling membrane has to be laid due to the underfloor heating, this is to illuminate movement genet=rated by the underfloor heating, and generally you are now ready for tiling. This again has to be cut in the shower area to maintain the falls for waste water, this is generally called 'envelope' cutting as you have angled cuts made between corner of the drain to corners of the shower area. Now your ready to tile the remainder of the floor and walls and fit the room out as a regular bathroom. This is just a brief run down but all done right and correctly and you will have a water tight room which looks fantastic and exteremly practical.