Badly fitted bath

We had our bathroom done. When the guy did it, he tiled the entire room then fitted the bath. I have now been told this isn’t the right way to do it. The shower is over the bath and the bath now leaks into the kitchen below. Is there any easy way to fix this, without having to rip the whole bathroom out. We have tried all kinds of sealent, sealent strips etc but just lifts really easy and still leaks.

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BOUK HEATING & VENTILATION LTD
2 Reviews, 100% Positive
Get the fitter back to correct what he did or you bill he to get it done by a professional.
20th Oct 2018
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Beenrecommended
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The only way would be to remove the bath cut a channel the width of the bath and then refit sliding the bath into the channel.
24th Oct 2018
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Hi you really need to remove the bath and the lower tiles approx 500mm once removed them you will be able to do a rebuild
12th Oct 2018
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LAL Projects Ltd
4 Reviews, 100% Positive
Hi there,

It sound like you need to find a leak or something is not a tight as it should be. Id like to have a look. As a plumber i couldnt give you 100% advice unless i access the pipe work my self. Check the shower valve in the wall

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Simon connolly
16th Oct 2018
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Hi, yes it is possible to fix the problem without ripping the whole bathroom.
23rd Oct 2018
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Harpersandsons
5 Reviews, 80% Positive
There are a couple of ways 1 lift the bath legs and cap off the bath to tiles with a plastic up stand or take the first layer of tiles off put a rubber trim and tiles bk on
29th Oct 2018
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Hi the bath should be fitted first and then tiled. You fit the bath to the walls silicone then tile and silicone again so you have a double seal !
17th Oct 2018
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Daniel Soos
11 Reviews, 100% Positive
Good afternoon
I cannot say without seeing it.
Would be happy to come over and see the problem and give a quote

Please post the job on website.
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Daniel
18th Oct 2018
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ARD builders london ltd
4 Reviews, 100% Positive
Maybe waste pipe is leaking inside the floor
12th Nov 2018
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We have to find where the water come, if come from side of the bath take of the silicon and put a silicon on the side of the bath, if the water come under need the bath check the wast pipe
16th Oct 2018
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Hi. A quick and easy way to fix this is to use pvc quadrant. I would start by removing as much of the surface silicone as possible around the bath then fill the bath with water. Try and fill the gap with silicone so the silicone is slightly prowed then fit a quadrant all the way round the edge of the bath and the wall. Once that is done silicone a small bit at the top and bottom of the quadrant. Leave this for 24 hours for everything to set then remove tell water and use as normal. This is all dependant on if the gap is to large for the quadrant (shouldn't be if you buy a thick one) and the bath is secure in place. Hope that helps
18th Oct 2018
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I'm not sure fitting the bath over the tiles is the problem exactly - sounds like just a badly fitted bath. If it's leaking through to the kitchen he shouldn't be complaining about being asked to come back and fix the issue and if he doesn't tell the council and trading standards and take him to small claims - whatever the reason, water leaking through to the kitchen means a bad fitting job has been done.
25th Nov 2018
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Property Tek
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Hi, It isn't a great situation for you. You can more then likely get around it with a quarter-round strip of UPVC trim and then a professionally applied silicon top and bottom. Probably take about 1.5hours for an experienced person to do, or longer if you are not experienced.
If you do a 'diy' quality silicon job, it may look a little messy so be careful!
Good Luck
7th Dec 2018
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