Shower replacement, tanking and tiling - Bathroom Fitting job in Sydenham, South London

Job description

  • Replace the following: shower

Customer description


1930’s house upstairs bathroom has a dual shower and bath filler system installed on a wall over a bath tub. The control unit is built into an airbrick wall and tiled over from bath height to ceiling. There is no cavity around the control unit and it cannot be accessed without removing tiling. The shower system is leaking so that the shower is dripping continuously into the bath. The control unit is out of warranty and according to manufacturer the unit needs to be replaced. The tiling around the bath tub was not waterproofed before installation and as some tiles need to be removed to replace the shower unit, we prefer all tiles to be removed near the shower area and the wall to be waterproofed as part of this project. The area to be tiled is around 5 meters square, with . The opposite side of the wall in which the shower unit is installed in, is in a toilet with easy access. The toilet side of the wall has also been tiled with matching tiles to the bathroom from floor to 4 foot high. Water inlet pipes are available under the bath. The bath tub and shower screen are in good condition and we would like to keep them if possible. The site is continuously occupied as a family home requiring tidy working practises. there is another bathroom available during the works so the bathroom can be out of use preferably for no more than 1 week.

The job

  1. removal of tiles around shower area, and removal of existing shower unit without damaging bath. Removal of shower screen. Contain dust to working area.

  2. Create space in airbrick wall to install new inlet water pipes for a surface mounted shower unit. The solution could possibly include building a small cavity in the wall from floor height to shower control unit height for the pipes and attaching shower unit to. Customer open to recommendations here.

  3. Split existing floplast water supply pipes under bath to create separate inlets for bath drain filler system with a control unit at drain.

  4. Make all walls flat and tank wall around shower over bath tub

  5. Tile and grout around bath and possibly in adjoining toilet if tiles were removed there.

  6. Install the supplied surface mounted shower unit, drain mounted bath filler/drainage and shower screen

  7. Remove rubbish and all signs of work


We would like works to take place before 7th of March and to be completed within a week if possible.

other items to note

We have already bought the replacement tiles, the new shower unit and the new bath filler . All other materials to be supplied by the contractor unless otherwise agreed.


Feedback for M Murphy Build

Our job was to remove and replace badly installed shower bath mixer which required demolition of wall to remove the old shower and subsequent plumbing, installing shower and tiling.

Mick’s approach was professional and he compared positively to our other shortlisted candidates by suggesting improvements to our initial plans for the project which we hadn’t thought of ourselves. This reduced work required.

Mick arrived as expect and through the works kept our home tidy. The work was done to a high standard and quicker than we expected.

We were very happy with the quality of work. We would warmly recommend his services and plan to speak with him also about a possible kitchen project coming up.