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How hard is it to refit your own bathroom?

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Springforward Wed 26-Sep-12 19:53:19

Don't tell DH I'm asking this grin.

He wants to refit the bathrooms in our (hopefully) next house himself. It will be cheaper, and his Dad/ brother have done it. He's a very practical hands-on type of chap (engineer by day, but not building services).

If you're not changing the layout, is it all that difficult?

Is this even a sensible question?

Feckbox Wed 26-Sep-12 20:11:48

yes, between us me and dh refitted a bathroom ourselves. it was not that hard. I bought the stuff from bathstore ( lovely stuff, customer service TERRIBLE)

nancy75 Wed 26-Sep-12 20:15:58

If you are keeping the plumbing in the same place and know how to turn the water off he will probably be fine!

Springforward Wed 26-Sep-12 20:42:40

Thanks both smile I'll stop panicking now!

Brugmansia Wed 26-Sep-12 23:26:25

DP did ours in our old flat. This included changing the layout. It's worth spending a bit of time teaching yourself basic plumbing skills, eg copper pipe welding. Then it's fine.

DP will do our new bathrooms in this house, although we may get someone in to do the tiling as he finds it frustrating.

cantspel Thu 27-Sep-12 00:07:33

You dont need to weld and do complicated stuff now as you can buy flexi pipe and push fit elbows and connectors.

7to25 Thu 27-Sep-12 07:52:00

My Dad did his last year including tiling etc.
Retired QS so similar to your husband
And he is 80!

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