Friday, 1 March 2013

Small shower room update 3...

Well, its been going on since the beginning of November 2012 but at least now the end is in sight... At the beginning of February it was as here.

We wanted some 50mm  plastic finishing strip to cover the two sides of the shower tray... Can you buy it in France?  We think the answer is no. Its normal use is for finishing around PVC windows but the French design differs and such strip is not necessary. We did many kilometres looking, so if you do know differently please get in touch.

The plastic finishing strip was obtained whilst in the UK but as it apparently only comes in 45 and 65 mm, we bought some of each. The 45 mm did the job perfectly. This allowed us to complete the tiling  and the grouting (as yesterdays post).

We picked up the door from Leroy Merlin on Monday after ordering it  and waiting for the one month supply time... That should be a post in itself, but it went in the car on its end, NOT flat! And under the supervision of the man from Leroy's.

It got to Braye in one piece but the assembly was a different story! It fell over and but for a miracle only damaged the bedroom wall and skirting board... Well it is toughened glass!!

Today we fitted it...

It is designed for a room width of between 122 and 128cms and achieves this by sliding in the two wall channels shown above.  Our room is 126.5cms wide now it has been re-tiled.


It's looking good and all that is now required to finish it is some silicon in various places and some more of the 45mm plastic finishing strip at either of the external ends... To cover the bit of blue tanking still visible...

We look forward to the opening ceremony in the very near future. 

5 comments:

Jean said...

Crikey, you deserve the mother of all opening ceremonies after all that !!
Should we bring our swimming cozzies?.......

Jean said...

'Twas me.... sorry about confusing alter ego....

Jim and Pauline said...

Looking good...

Tim said...

Were the walls parallel? Great fun if they aren't! Excellent progress. Pauline

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Yes parallel but the back wall was not square to the side walls... Worked around that with some good silicon.