It’s hard to believe that it’s almost two months since I started my toilet project. Yes I know. However things are still moving in the right direction albeit a little slowly. Most of the delay has been introduced – not because of a lack of time to do things but because of a lack of decision on some of the essentials and of course things take a lot longer than you imagine they will. Flooring and tiling have to be chosen and ordered and it’s best to install both of these before hanging the toilet itself. One can tile around the toilet afterwards but the effect won’t be as clean and I’ve no intention to cut corners on this job.
At least now the old toilet is out and the new frame is in. Here is a work in progress from a few weeks ago.
The Geberit corner frame is really simple to fit – four bolts hold it to the walls and floor. The waste pipe is easily cut and snapped into place but one thing I overlooked was how the plasterboard would then attach to the frames. Probably I was missing the Geberit rail system for this however as things turned out I had enough purchase with the existing insulation joists to make a solid enough fit for these thick panels. As you can see though they are now on, the sink is in place, the walls are insulated and plasterboarded completely.
Underfloor heating has been considered, discarded and considered again but it seems overkill so we’re erring on the side of an electric radiator for the room. Once the floor is insulated (with the plywood subfloor you can see below) and the vinyl tiles we’ve selected glued down it should certainly be warm enough underfoot.
The next step will be to get some professionals in to plaster and tile the room. The finish is important and I don’t want to mess up the finishing touches. I have tiled before, and I am tempted to do it (and still may yet be) but like I say, the finish is important.
Then once we have a radiator I also have to fix up or replace the window in the room and also replace the glass above and in the door, then we can paint and we’re done. Hopefully by the spring time..
I promised something to follow up on my post about one-man projects. And I have a lot of thoughts on this stemming from both software and toilets, however, this post is going to have to wait a little longer.
Happy New Year to all those handy, software people out there.