• Thanks for visiting TilersForums.com, the Tile Advice Forum. It's free to join if you'd like to register and ask a question should you not be able to search for your answers already. :)

Discuss Friends bathroom refit timescales in the Tiling Forum | Tile Advice area at TilersForums.com

Mapei Tile Adhesive - Official forum sponsor
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members

Coop5

TF
Joined
May 20, 2012
Messages
36
Reactions
3
Hi all,

Just after opinions from you guys.

I have been doing a friends bathroom refit as a favour and to also develop my experience etc.


I have done five solid days so far.


Remove old suite
Hacked walls back to brick and to old stud wall.
Reboarded walls and ceiling.
Drilled new basin waste and boxed in.
New feeds for basin, pan and bath (all hidden in walls)
Stud/partition wall with shower feed and niche
Plasterer has skimmed ceiling and walls.
Electrician fitted 3 new downlights
Painted walls and ceiling
Fitted bath
Tanked bath
Tiled 50% of walls

Left to do :
Construct bath frame and tile it.
Finish wall tiles (approx 4sqm)with boxing section and window wall.
Backer board floor and tile floor.
Grout all.
Fit shower, screen, toilet, basin and accessories.


I’m hoping another 3 days max. Does this about right in terms of days worked ? I am not a professional although I always strive for a good finish and therefore can take my time.

The whole thing has been an eye opener as I want to get it sorted as soon as possible but don’t want to burn myself out

Cheers all
 

Coop5

TF
Joined
May 20, 2012
Messages
36
Reactions
3
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #2
Oh and floor is approx 3sqm

Cheers
 

Coop5

TF
Joined
May 20, 2012
Messages
36
Reactions
3
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #4
Yes that’s what I’ve found, planning the niche took a good few hours alone.

I just wanted some average times to see how I compare. It’s only a small room but again that has caused its own issues
 

Plan Tec Tiling

TF
Esteemed
Arms
Joined
Apr 17, 2009
Messages
9,080
Reactions
14,508 49
Location
Wimborne, Dorset
Sounds like you're making decent progress but every job is different. Some need alot more prep than others, some have perfect tiles and easy layout. All depends on the job.
 

jobdone

TF
Joined
Feb 11, 2012
Messages
293
Reactions
181
Location
Chobham
Each job has to be judged on time on an individual basis. Level of finish, type of tile, wall construction, first second or third floor stairs add time. Parking all these thing have to be taken in to consideration
 

Andy Allen

TF
Esteemed
Arms
Advent Win
Joined
Feb 4, 2010
Messages
13,591
Reactions
18,218 183
Location
Gloucester
Me and my plumber will normally take 6 to 7 days on a full refit...
If your on your own doing everything then 2 to 3 weeks wouldn't be unreasonable.
 

Reply to Friends bathroom refit timescales in the Tiling Forum | Tile Advice area at TilersForums.com

Tiling Forum

Get free wall and floor tiling advice from TilersForums.com's Tiling Forum. Both DIY and professional wall and floor tilers use this forum to make sure their tiling is spot on.

New Threads (Sitewide)

TileFix Direct
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members
Top Bottom

Use TilersForums.com to find Tiling Jobs or your Local Tilers for free. Get tiling tools at the best prices via the forum.