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Melanie

I have had new taps and plumbing installed on an existing tiled wall for a freestanding bath. The plumber removed 2 wall tiles to install tapware and water outlets. This has left a hole in the plasterboard where the 2 tiles were.

Can anyone advise the best way to replace the 2 tiles, given there is currently nothing to attach tile adhesive to? Will I need to attach a piece of plasterboard around the water outlets?

Thanks for your assistance.
 
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normally you would screw small battens behind the existing hole in order to screw a new piece of plasteboard into. if you only have tile directly up to the edge, i would glue a couple of small battens in with no more nails or similar, then once that sets, screw in you new piece.
check youtube for "drywall repair". thats the principal, except you might need to glue in the battens due to the tiles.
 
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Get the plumber back to finish the job properly, he made the hole, so he should fill it..
 

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