Learning to fit shower trays - UK presenter Gavin is here to show you everything you ever wanted to know about
choosing a new shower, fitting shower trays and giving your bathroom a smart new look.
The actual plumbing and electrical work involved is a job that requires a degree
of expertise, and one that you’ll want professional help with.
In this episode Gavin helps to choose and fit a shower tray. You may have an
existing shower tray that you want to replace, or you might be starting from scratch.
If you are, then go for the biggest size you can fit into your bathroom. The first
thing to do is get your tape measure out and check the space you have available,
taking into consideration the eventual location of the cubicle door, and the
proximity of your other bathroom fitments, such as toilets and washbasins. There
are many different shapes and styles of shower tray to choose from and they come
in a range of materials.
There are a few useful tips about preparation that can save you time and money later
on. When you’re deciding where to site your shower, you need to consider the pipe
runs for water supply and waste, as well as checking the electrical wiring requirements
if you’re getting an electric or pumped power shower installed. The most important
aspect about fitting a tray is ensuring it is level, ready for tiling.
If you’re watching this via the website, you can scroll your mouse over the video and
when the areas highlight you can click on them including UK shower trays for more information from the Screwfix
Direct website. You can also download this video to play on your mobile device, and
use it to refer to in the bathroom.