Cover and Tile Internal Soil Pipe When Fitting a Bathroom

The bathroom was very standard including size at 203cm wide by 170cm long. The difference was the internal soil pipe which had not been hidden on boxed in. The client requested that the bathroom be modernized and transformed into a stylish bathroom with a shower bath. A big request was that we hid the soil pipe in the left hand corner of the room. The two images below show the bathroom at two angles before and after the work was carried out.

Bathroom before and after image showing the transformation of the bathroom refit

Bathroom before and after image showing the transformation of the bathroom refit

Hiding the soil pipe was easy to achieve, we used timber on the walls and plaster board to cover the soil pipe, we then tiled the bathroom floor, walls and plaster board covering the soil pipe.

Fitting a basin with storage in a bathroom

Bathrooms in a normal family home be it terrace, end terrace, semidetached or detached are about 2m wide. Getting a vanity basin (sink with built in storage) to correctly fit can be a challenge. From what we see most of the vanity basins are 60cm wide.

If we take this bathroom which is 203cm wide and calculate what space is available for a vanity basin, we will see that is likely to be less than 60cm.

Space available = (space from wall to toilet + width of toilet + leg room for sitting on toilet + width of bath + space needed between bath and basin) – width of bathroom

In this bathroom the sizes are as follows

  • Space from wall to toilet = 19.5cm
  • Width of toilet 36cm
  • Leg room for sitting on toilet 15cm
  • Space needed between bath and vanity basin 10cm
  • Width of P shaped bath at the window wall 75cm
  • Width of bathroom = 203cm
  • Space available = (19.5 + 36 + 15 + 10 + 75) – 203
  • Space available = 47.5cm

The size available removes most of the vanity basins available on the market, We have found some stylish space saving vanity basins which offer a usable depth and 40cm wide that will fit into the available space of most bathrooms.

Images of the completed fitted bathroom

Bathroom soil pipe hidden behind tiled boxed area

Modern toilet, 30cm wide vanity basin and P shaped shower bath

P Shaped Shower Bath with Glass Shower Screen

Exposed thermostatic wall mounted shower with twin head

Chrome towel warmer fitted in Bathroom

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