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Building a stud wall for shower enclosure

Discussion in 'Building' started by plugy, 23 Sep 2021.

  1. plugy

    plugy

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    We are renovating our bathroom and adding a shower. Its going in a corner, need to build a stud wall to complete the enclosure, before adding the screen door. Question is should the wall go up to ceiling or just above where the screen will sit?
    I'm thinking if three walls are at ceiling, the steam only has a small gap above the doors to escape before drawn into the vent. Also trying to get the stud solid without a fixing in the top, would have to rely on the screen pulling it together.
    Any help or advice would be welcome.
     
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    I would go to the top, and have an extractor vent in the ceiling/wall of the enclosure, that way you capture and expel all of the steam
     
  4. Build proper walls, then, not some mickey-mouse jobbies made out of bits of wood and plasterboard.
     
  5. Or just install a large glass shower enclosure, and not have to bother building any walls of any sort.

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    Which goes to show you needn't build the wall right up
     
  8. How much space do you have, or could have with a bit of rearrangement? A rectangular space which is long enough can be done without a door, which reduces cost and complexity.

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    Had looked at installing a vent above the shower, however the ceiling is barrelled and had read its not recommended. Also cannot use a glass partition as the shower will be mounted into this wall.
     
  10. Ah - OK.

    If you were sitting there really, really wanting a glass partition it would probably be doable, as you can get free-standing showers - no wall needed, but it doesnt sound worth the hassle for you.

    I still say build a real wall, though ;)
     
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