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Ensuite shower room

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by DIYJenny, 31 Oct 2014.

  1. DIYJenny

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    We are putting an ensuite shower room into an existing large bedroom. It will have a velux window.

    My husband wants to lower the ceiling in shower area so it is a fully enclosed cubicle. There will be a fan in there.

    There will be another fan in the WHB and toilet area and also the velux.

    I feel a totally enclosed shower could be claustrophobic. I also feel that even with a fan in the enclosed shower cubicle it will be very steamy in there and this steam will come pouring out when exiting the shower.

    We will end up with fan in a totally enclosed shower, fan in remaining part and an opening velux.

    Having said all this I have seen details of a domed top you can fit over a shower cubicle so perhaps husband is correct.

    This ensuite is in a guest bedroom so not used on a regular basis.

    Any advice welcomed.
     
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  3. I suppose having it fully enclosed will prevent most of the steam escaping into the room and protect the ceiling but the shower cubicle itself will probably be more prone to mould.

    Glass should be cleaned with a squeegee after each use and silicon wiped with an e cloth.

    The best way of 'airing' a shower is to open a window
     
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  4. Grenage

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    In an ideal world, I would want the extractor above the shower, which would be full height, and have an air entry point near the base. No idea if such enclosures exist.

    We stayed at a cottage earlier this year, where the en suite had a tall enclosure (1 foot gap at the top), and an extractor over it. Despite long showers, there was no condensation on the mirror, or steam in the room; the fan wasn't even that powerful!
     
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