Wet room shower former

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My current bathroom has an 800 x 800mm shower enclosure with a plastic tray raised up on a 150mm plinth. I would like to make this take up the full space available at that end of the bathroom, this would take it up to be a 1350 x 800mm enclosure.

There is a some boxing for the soil stack in one of the rear corners that will eat in to this space by around 400 x 150mm so at this end of the enclosure it will only be 650mm deep rather than 800mm.

Due to the strange shape I was going to cut a wetroom former such as the 1300 x 800 former here: http://www.wetroomsdirect.net/ecodec.html to shape and then raise it on a plinth made of 150 x 50 timbers with an 18mm ply topper before tanking the entire area and tiling over.

When installing previous showers I have always used a mapei tanking kit and never had any problems in the years since this was completed.

My question are:
* Is Mapei still a fairly good tanking kit or is there something new and improved on the market?
* Is there a brand of shower tray former that the trade use and what sort of price should I be looking at?
* I am fairly proficient at woodwork having built various pieces of furniture and have a well stocked workshop so would I be better off just building my own former out of 4 triangles of ply which then get joint sealed and tanked? If so which waste do you buy to go with this?
 
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Do you have any photos?
Why can't you take the shower deck flush with the floor? What reasons does it have to up on a plinth? Just wondered as it'll look much better as a level access install!
 
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