Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bathroom Reno: Holey Sheet!

Things are looking serious now! After the plumber and electrician did their bits on Tuesday, we hung all the sheeting with the help of our plasterer/renderer neighbour. He had somewhere to be that night, so after the ceiling was in he had to run, leaving us with instructions for finishing it off.

It all went together really well, there were only a few pieces that needed minor adjustments.

The ceiling went up much quicker and easier than expected!

Our bedroom has turned into the dumping ground for everything from tools, cables, the rubbish bin and even the toilet. (The other option was to use my sewing room, but that one's off limits for now!)

The master plasterer at work. When the tiler arrived on Wednesday morning to paint on the waterproofing, he was very impressed with my work. Then, our plasterer/renderer neighbour came round to see how we'd gone finishing it off, and was also very impressed! Not bad for a first timer. They joked that I should take it up. I wonder what the pay's like....

The tiler could tell the job wasn't done by a professional because I'd done too much - all those screws and nails didn't need to be done with the base coat, which is what the white patches are. That might have been good to know at whatever time that was in the early hours of Wednesday!


The tiler will be back early tomorrow (Thursday) morning to lay the tiles, then he'll grout it all on Friday. We've still got a bit of plaster work to do, then painting. The plumber and electrician will fit it all off, and we're yet to buy the mirror and shower screen, but at this stage it looks like we'll be able to use it early next week. Yay!


  1. Looking good ;]

    As for doing too much - looks to me like you did just fine - looks exactly like any other plastering job on any of the umpteen dozen building sites I've been on ;]

    - Jeremy

  2. Weeeeeeeeeeee! Looks wonderful and progressing so nicely!! :)

  3. Wow, it looks so different... great job you two... :o)