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Aaarrgg · 29/03/2023 04:02

How long is reasonable between removing the old shower and putting in the new one? It feels like the builders are taking the piss at this point ...

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illiterato · 29/03/2023 04:23

well mine was 5 weeks from starting strip out to being finished ( note to others: say no to hexagonal tiles). It was a full “back to brick” bathroom refit but yeah, took longer than expected. The guy was working continually. He was just a bit of a perfectionist and matching the tiles up was a massive time suck.


GeneralMelch · 29/03/2023 04:54

Back to brick, plastering, tiling, full suite installed and flooring took one man 2 and a half weeks.
I imagine shower swap only is 1 day or 3-4 days to replace cubicle & re-tile.


SpamhappyTootsie · 29/03/2023 06:32

It was 2.5 weeks for our back to bricks refit. Problems with floorboards and window surround delayed it slightly. Bath took longer as it arrived damaged so they returned it, but the shower was up and running and the sink and toilet ready earlier than that.
One extremely experienced fitter and apprentice, plus electrical and gas back-up from same company.
What is your builder’s reason? Is he waiting for parts or other trades to come and do their bit?


Aaarrgg · 29/03/2023 07:02

Ok, I'm clearly being unreasonable. It's been 2 weeks so far. Tiling is currently under way. There isn't any obvious delay - all parts are available and they're not waiting on anyone else. I'm not convinced they're spending much time here though. It's hard because we're both at work all day so don't get to check this.

I have other reasons to be concerned about the builders, but perhaps I'm being harsh.

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demotedreally · 29/03/2023 07:11

Ours is likely to be 2 weeks, maybe a little more as the shower tray was slow to arrive.

I've known exactly what is happening each day. Are you asking these questions?


SpamhappyTootsie · 29/03/2023 07:13

Our fitter did 8.30 - 3.30ish, longer on a couple of days when things could be finished I.e. not held up by plastering or electrical wiring needing to be done.
You might not BU, but see how it goes.


Tromso · 29/03/2023 09:41

What are your other concerns about them?


emmathedilemma · 29/03/2023 12:52

my full bathroom refit (no plumbing moved but bath, shower, sink and toilet all refitted with built in cabinets), painting, tiling, blind and mirror hung up and flooring laid was done in 5 working days (he had a day off mid week to attend a funeral so it ran into the 2nd week).


Margarita45 · 29/03/2023 12:58

Sorry OP, I used a bathroom company and back to brick redesign took 4 days start to finish (includes curing time for sealant)


BertyFlanter · 29/03/2023 12:58

I manage a plumbing company, we do back to brick bathrooms in 5 days if all in the same place. Sometimes we find the floor is rotten and that might add extra time on, but if organised with the additional trades (plasterers and tilers) and all furniture ordered it would be rare to go over.
We do specify a time frame in our quotes too, did your quote give a time frame?

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