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Martysmarty

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Hi guys.

Planning my build ready for 24th this month to get it started so i am trying to get fully prepared. I posted a thread on what tray to go with but thats sorted now.

I am going to be shelling the room out, its very small at 1.5m x 1.8m. Theres a stud wall on one side of the shower quadrant (900x900) and a bricked cavity wall on the other.

I was thinking of using moisture resistant plasterboard, like knauf branded. Screwed to stud side, then dot n dabbed on brick side with some mechanical mushroom fixings in dabbed spots. As for the joins would i use a jointing cloth and could i use tile adhesive here to scrim it? Final tank it with ardex wpc? I see this can be mixed thick to fill pipe gland holes for mixer outlets.

Tiles are going to be 200x500 ceramics at 9mm. Should be good with ardex?

I need to ask about floor also but il do research before asking the questions.

Any help would be highly greatful.
 

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That method will work, but it’s not best practice to be honest.
You’re better off fitting all wet areas with a Wedi style board, which predominantly already waterproof. The only area that will need waterproofing are the board joints and transitions, and over the top of the mechanical fixings.
No other board is water proof and will require full tanking.
Wedi style route is by far the most efficient in my opinion.
You can waterproof between the boards with Wedi 610 adhesive sealant, and just apply waterproof butyl tape in corners and over fixings.


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Martysmarty

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Well that looks good. So i could do say 1000x1000 wide in the corners of the quadrant area. I see the tape also sticks to moisture resistant pladterboard. Should MR plasterboard be used on the rest of the room or can i get away with standard board as long as wedi is used in the shower area?

Obviously theres a lot of vapor in a bathroom so i was thinking MR plasterboard should still be used in other areas? Maybe im going over the top?
 

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That method will work, but it’s not best practice to be honest.
You’re better off fitting all wet areas with a Wedi style board, which predominantly already waterproof. The only area that will need waterproofing are the board joints and transitions, and over the top of the mechanical fixings.
No other board is water proof and will require full tanking.
Wedi style route is by far the most efficient in my opinion.
You can waterproof between the boards with Wedi 610 adhesive sealant, and just apply waterproof butyl tape in corners and over fixings.

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Whose waterproof butyl tape do you use as my shop no longer sell the codex I used to use .
 

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Obviously theres a lot of vapor in a bathroom so i was thinking MR plasterboard should still be used in other areas? Maybe im going over the top?
When it comes to protecting your bathroom and rooms below, I’m not sure you can go over the top tbh. Of course MR board is a better option.
In a perfect world, I’d do whole room in Wedi style boards.
But it’s rarely my budget that I’m playing with.
 

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Whose waterproof butyl tape do you use as my shop no longer sell the codex I used to use .
Jerry to be honest mate, I don’t remember whose that is, but if TM do one, then that’s whose it’ll be. Other products used on site were TM.
That’s about the best I can say I’m afraid.
I’ve been to sleep since then mate. ;)
 
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Martysmarty

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Right so floor, planning on 331x331 9mm ceramic tiles. floorboards are 22mm victorian, its not practical to replace with ply as theres a partition wall on them. So, seen plenty of people saying a layer of flexible tile adhesive on the floorboards, then 6mm hardi board layed straight on? Any waterproofing required on the board joins? Thinking of water when getting out the shower
 
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