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Is it possible to cut bath panels without ruining them?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Draughtsman, 20 Dec 2020.

  1. Draughtsman

    Draughtsman

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    2100 wall to take 1800 bath/shower. I'm putting studs using bathroom boards at each end to bring the 2100 down to 1800ish (just over), but the stud at the taps end will cover that whole wall to lose the pipework for new sink/toilet also.

    The face of the tiles infringing on the plan/footprint of the bath is fine above the bath, but as the tiles continue out past the vertical edge of the shower screen & drop down the stud below the rim of the bath they'll foul the taps end of the panel? I'm pretty sure that tiles are supposed go on after the bath is in, & my current wreck of a bathroom has that arrangement.

    This is the intended orientation:

    https://royalbathrooms.co.uk/cesar-...g&utm_term=4575067887086655&utm_content=Cesar
     
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    Yes, depends on what, thick acrylic or wood? You would always want to put the panel on after the tiles so it can be taken off.

    The trick with acrylic is tape the cutting edge, mark it and support it underneath along that edge with a piece of wood or similar, only cut on the downward stroke using a fine toothed plastic saw, it's excellent for cutting acrylic/pvc. Take your time and don't go too hard at it.

    Finish the tile end with a narrow piece of moulding once it's fitted or a bead of silicone if you're practiced at it.
     
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  4. Mr.B

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    I've used an angle grinder with a 1mm (thin) metal or general purpose blade for that.

    (in fact I've used an angle grinder for almost everything .... how did I get by before I had one?)
     
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    I've always just had a custom panel made by Cut Plastic Sheeting. Similar price to a "proper" panel, looks good, can have it a different colour if you like, and it fits as soon as you receive it so there's no messing around.
     
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