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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SOS Buildings UK Ltd
18 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.
Thanks
Daniel
18th Oct 2018
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united build ltd
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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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Godden and Haynes
1 Reviews, 100% Positive
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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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. 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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bh
5 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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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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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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Beenrecommended
33 Reviews, 97% Positive
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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ARD builders london ltd
6 Reviews, 83% Positive
Maybe waste pipe is leaking inside the floor
12th Nov 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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Have you sealed the bath whilst it's been half full??
4th Jan 2019
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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
2nd Mar 2019
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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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Tyne and Wear Builders
7 Reviews, 100% Positive
You can get plastic strips but I don't rate them I think the best way would be to draw a line around the bath then take bath out grind along the line then again 2inches below the line take out the tiles then slice the bath in the gap created it's only few hours work
7th Jan 2019
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Aspec Plumbing and heating
1 Reviews, 100% Positive
Sorry to hear this a cheaper option is to fit shower wall panels over the tiles around the bath as these would sit on the bath and seal up flush inc materials and Labour you would be looking at 450
14th Jan 2019
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Milan Interiors
12 Reviews, 100% Positive
It is maybe solution to cut channel in to the tiles and slide bath in.but will have to. E taken out first.it is very hard to said without picture provide..thank u milan
22nd Jan 2019
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Find a proper bathroom fitter,remove bath remove tiles aroud top of bath or cut slot in tiles.glue bath to wall and retile.
20th Feb 2019
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Maintenance Man NE
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00UQS5NDU/ref=sspa_mw_detail_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Best I can find.
Or, To replace the sealant around the bath you should fill the bath then scrape old sealant out then redo the sealant but apply it a touch thicker. Once dry, empty bath that should do the job just make sure the sealant has no gaps.

Lee.
24th Feb 2019
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i would recommend removing the tiles below the bath line and having the bath set back into the wall as it should be. Otherwise the only other option you really have is to buy something similar to a quadrant bead and seal that to the tiles and bath. It will stop the water sitting in a channel
25th Jan 2019
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Pipe Dreams Services Ltd
1 Reviews, 100% Positive
You could remove bath which should be quite easy and angle grind tiles so that bath fits in under the tile as it should do and then silicon, etc.
29th Mar 2019
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Hi.such things must be seen. It's hard to say anything when you do not see it. Therefore, we would ask you to contact us, we are able to quickly arrive and solve the problem. Greetings, Lukas
24th Mar 2019
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EPEB
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I would advise get a plumber in to take a look this sounds like it needs refitting

This has been fitted wrong but there are ways to get around it

18th Mar 2019
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It depends where the leak is coming from. If it's coming from the waste, then waste have to be resealed or changed. If the leak is coming from the cavity between the bath and wall, then you can do following:

- purchase the Byretech Bath Seal Ultra (it's the plastic trim that goes around the bath and will seal all the space where bath is attaching to the walls)

https://www.byretech.com/acatalog/bath-seal.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwiN_mBRBBEiwA9N-e_twc6dratOhhpJdyRZIyUnOlOt2fkujq3EllROb42whhFHUJhrczehoCkKsQAvD_BwE

- When your trim is delivered.. Run the bath full of water to put pressure on the bath so it sits in the position when full

- While the bath is full of water install the Byretech Bath Seal Ultra according to their installation guide and let cure for 12 hours

- After 12 hours let the water from bath out and enjoy leak free shower bath :)
12th May 2019
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Not the best way round but it was done like this, so the gap left around the bath on either two or three walls should be small seal with a quality sealant, make sure dry and fill bath with water to weight the bath down. Or seek professional help.
10th Jul 2019
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Z&C building and refurbishment
1 Reviews, 100% Positive
Well you have to take the bath out to see where the leak come from
The guy probably didnt fix it properly

I can have a look for you if you wish
12th Jul 2019
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