Building the Toilet

Now that the services are all done and the garden is back to normal(ish) it’s time to get started on the inside properly.  Todays job is to build the toilet.  I know, this is normally done BEFORE the plastering but as it is a such a small space I figured it would cost me less time & money to build it after the first round of plastering/painting.  I think that turned out to be true.

The first task of this job is to get the horse & cart out of the stable to move all the materials up to the workshop…

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Where would that project be without that!  Now to work out how big the toilet needs to be by rough laying some timber…

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Yep, that works.  Don’t worry about the blue pipe, I’m going to cut that short later and run it under the tiles.  Sorry, no pictures of me pretending to sit on a virtual toilet, unravelling pretend bog roll!  Lol!  Time to put a wall up I think…

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Done! Now the ‘head plate’…

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No, I don’t have a wonky spirit level, they are just holding up the headplate while I fix it.  I was on working on my own with this as it’s not a 2 man job, more of a 1 and a bit man job.  Next it’s the first part of the wall…

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And then the door frame which is trickier than it looks.  It needs to be the right size for the door, door frame & paint (yes paint! which can be up to 10mm thick)…

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Now the rest of the wall, door frame & sink support.  I tried really hard to make sure the frame was level & square so that the door would fit nicely…

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Ready to plasterboard the inside of the first wall…

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And insulate, then move on to the next wall…

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Until the inside and insulation are complete…

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Then it’s the outside plasterboarding…

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Plasterboard finished, a quick skim of plaster, coat of paint and hang the door & trim and the royal throne is complete room!

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