Adding extra support when fitting bath

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  1. dummer

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    I will soon be fitting a new acrylic bath. My sister recently had a similar bath fitted by a plumber, and he used expanding foam beneath the bath to add extra support. He built a 'frame' beneath the bath and then 'filled it' with expanding foam. The bath certainly seems to be far more solid than just using the metal support legs provided, and I guess the water would stay hotter, longer. Has anyone used this system, and what are the pitfalls (other than getting foam everywhere!!
     
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    Just fit a 2x1 batten along length/end of bath that should be adequate in most cases!
     
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    Thanks. I will be having an over bath shower, and wonder if the extra support beneath the bath might be useful when I'm standing in it, to prevent any creaking or movement.
     
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    It will help!
     

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