Tiling around bath problem

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My bathroom walls are not square to each other, causing a tapered and widening gap along the end and side of the bath (see pics). How do I go about tiling this please? I think a 10mm adhesive bed would not be enough and was instead thinking of fixing some aquapanel vertically to take up most of the gap and then feather that out.

What do you think?

Any other (better) suggestions?

Thanks

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How big is the gap? My bath ended up similar in the inside corner at one end, in all honesty it didn’t make a difference once tiled and sealed
 
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How big is the gap? My bath ended up similar in the inside corner at one end, in all honesty it didn’t make a difference once tiled and sealed
The gap's about 20mm at it's worst along the long side and probably 10mm at the tap end of the bath. I was hoping to bring the tiles down on to the bath, as you normally would, so even the 10mm gap bit would be a struggle.
 
The floor is already tiled and has a wooden batten running along the tiled floor edge, where the bottom of the panel would fix. I've aligned the new bath to suit this current batten, hence being out of square at the two ends rather than squaring to one of the ends. It also minimises the gap/s by spreading between the two of course.
 
The gap's about 20mm at it's worst along the long side and probably 10mm at the tap end of the bath. I was hoping to bring the tiles down on to the bath, as you normally would, so even the 10mm gap bit would be a struggle.
Surely just fill so it's all <10mm using powdered (cement based) adhesive? Then you'll have a level and "even" substrate to tile on?
 
Surely just fill so it's all <10mm using powdered (cement based) adhesive? Then you'll have a level and "even" substrate to tile on?
When you say 'cement based adhesive' do you mean tile adhesive?
Would this be ok to go on that thick, on to the existing skimmed wall?
And then I assume, I apply primer plus adhesive as normal, to fix the tiles?

Looks like I'm going to have to try out my plastering skills lol!
 
When you say 'cement based adhesive' do you mean tile adhesive?
Would this be ok to go on that thick, on to the existing skimmed wall
Yes, cement based adhesive can be that thick. Back butter the tile and then push into place to spread the adhesive behind the tile. Gives you a much thicker bed if adhesive than just using a comb.
 
Yes, cement based adhesive can be that thick. Back butter the tile and then push into place to spread the adhesive behind the tile. Gives you a much thicker bed if adhesive than just using a comb.

Good point, and as a DIY'er, I would also consider using a tile levelling system.
Although not strictly necessary if you are a decent tiler, but it may help with all that unevenness! :)
 

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