Disabled facilities grant and new wetroom via HA

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  • #258116
    Rich44
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      Omg where do I start with this. Had the OT out and they agreed to fund a new wetroom.

      Housing association prices it up at £12,000 plastic panels marble effect on walls instead of tiles, new shower not electric, Concave sink so nice to wash at and a taller WC, take radiator out and put fan heater in.

      10 days with no bathroom luckily our toilet is separate as this is an additional loo. Workmanship is awful you can see a gap between every panel join where he hasn’t gotten them together properly Inc one right behind the shower.

      They’ve put a broken panel up, they cut them on the grass so there’s mud on them, light switch has been cut to chest height, our clothes pegs outside have been put in the drain for some reason.

      They pulled one piece of coving down replaced it with a bit that doesn’t match and fitted with wood screws, there’s more too

      There was a sink next to where the loo is going so they were just going to leave all the pipes there and put a huge box over it, after a big row they cut it all out and the box is now 6 inches square instead of several feet.

      They put the sewer plumbing in for new toilet and from Thursday put toilets were backing up the inspection chamber was full of sewage to the top by today so guessing they screwed that up or big coincidence.

      I was looking forward to a nice wet room and just wanna cry over the stress of it all now

      As far as I’m concerned they can rip it out and start again. We didn’t want the Ha doing this as we knew this would happen we begged the council to get quotes from private bathroom companies

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    • #258118
      Rich44
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        #258119
        Rich44
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          #258125
          kezo
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            Oh dear Rich what a mess but, typical HA / LA standards I’m affraid.

            Why did they remove the radiator and replace it with a fan heater, that will be expensive to use? Most wet rooms I have first & second fixed are fitted with a towel radiator in place of a normal rad!

             

            #258127
            Rich44
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              They removed it because we asked them to change it. It was a seven foot tall rad said it had to be so big because air source heat pump but it never heated the room as rest of house would get warm and switch heating off and bathroom wouldn’t heat up reliably. Other than the bathroom the ASHP is brilliant now we’re used to it.

              Fan heater is just for popping on for 5 mins to heat room up before a shower then turn it off. Yeah it’ll cost more to heat the room all the time but ideally being just heat the room when needed.

              £12,000 for that btw from the council grant. I have no clue why they’ve left that bit of wall unclad, haven’t treated the ceiling, why they didn’t pull all the coving out and plastic line to the ceiling etc.

              They’re in for a shock because I’m not signing it off in this state

              This is after yes plastered that hit of coving now too 9 days so far….

              #258129
              Jojoe
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                There’s no way that’s £12k worth of work there.

                #258131
                kezo
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                  Even the white corner beading on the panelling isn’t fitted right – just a blob of silicone here and there by the looks of it!

                  In yuor previous photo the panel is cut short of the end bead, then there is that bit of coving thats not flush and wow why use but up 5″ coving to 4″ is beyond me. At least they could renew it all or do away with it.

                  I’d be complaining to the LA and for warning them you won’t be signing it off.

                  #258134
                  Rich44
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                    Yeah I’ve already made the LA aware she’s coming out Thursday to look.

                    I know it’s crazy what they’ve done. You can’t see it in the pics but the edge of the plastic along the coving is so far off straight it beggars belief. I could’ve cut it straighter than that.

                    There’s no sealant along the lower edge where the shower is so over time no doubt that’ll wick up behind the plastic.

                    I have no idea why they didn’t just pull all the coving and panel up to the ceiling.

                    Thanks for the replies I didn’t want to just think it’s me being fussy or over picky but it’s the one chance I’ll get to have a nice shower room so want it to be nice to last the next decade or so.

                    We asked for nothing to be on the floor to make cleaning easier and got a normal floor mounted loo and sink with pedestal. The HA tried changing the plans twice and caught them both times. They had bought a “normal” rounded sink and I specifically said I want a doc m Concave sink so I cannot at it right up against it and I checked the boxes and caught them out.

                    Just can’t believe they quoted just under 12k for this mess. I had a private quote for pocket door, floating toilet and wall no pedestal sink for ten grand but council wouldn’t go for it.

                    Thanks for the comments it’s really supportive and helpful. I just feel like I wanna burst into tears all the time we’ve been waiting over a year for this and now this shambles 🙁

                    #258138
                    kezo
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                      You can get a wall hung toilet for not alot more than a floor standing one, same with the sink.

                      If what there doing doesn’t comply with part M of the building regs, I would tell her your be taking it higher, as your disgusted with the way its gone, especially when a specialist contractor wouldn’t have charger much if any more.

                      I hope you get it sorted to how you want it .

                      #258145
                      Avatar photostruth
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                        ghastly work; certainly not pros…

                         

                        my housing redid my whole bathroom with new wet system and bidet toilet for a lot less.

                        this is it, not fully finished,

                         

                        not fitted the bidet and one wall to be done..

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                        #258149
                        Rich44
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                          Nice looking room that struth

                          We’ll see what occurs Thursday when the council lady comes out to look. Ultimately I’m going to replace the shower with a tower/panel shower at some point now the rooms done and pipes are in the standard places.

                          Feel a lot better for getting some feedback from others, thanks I don’t feel like I might be being unreasonable now

                          #258154
                          kezo
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                            Rich are they fitting the anti slip flooring typically seen in wet rooms and similar what @struth has and provides a fully waterproof join between floor a wall?

                            I bet they haven’t even tanked the floor or walls!


                            @Struth
                            can you take a close up of the corners where the panels join?

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                            #258156
                            Avatar photostruth
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                              have to say the bidet toilet seat is the dogs danglies. how i ever managed without one i don’t know. lol

                               

                              not cheap but they take up no more room and are fab.

                              yes kezo ive the waterproof flooring. there is a plastic pan under the floor  around shower which is contoured to drain water into drain and the blue flooring is non slip/waterproof and easy clean . got handrails and a fancy sink too. shower curtains on a quality rail[2 rails actually] too. the wall finish is solid and not cheap but really finishes it off

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                              #258157
                              Rich44
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                                Yeah theyve put non slip wetroom floor in but they screwed up the latex as there’s high spots and low spots.

                                If I spill water in front of the sink from washing it just pools, spill enough and some of it will run to the drain.

                                Infront of the loo it’s up and down, run your hand over it you can feel it.

                                To be honest I just feel I want to tell them to rip it all out and chuff off.

                                When they pulled the uPVC away from around the window turned out there was nothing there between the window frame and the wall all around. When pointing was redone they fitted metal lintel and nothing around that, put my hand up there and was so cold water was pouring off it.

                                They claim they’ve spray foamed it all now and there’s some green foam around but dunno if they put enough in. That’s explain why it was always cold in there. I could literally put my hand in the gap and touch both sides of the cavity walls at least there was insulation in there further down.

                                So even the window fitters and pointing guys screwed up too.

                                Id love to ask these people now you’ve finished would you be happy with that work in your own home? If not don’t do it in mine. We intend to stay here for the rest of our lives (touchwood)

                                #258158
                                Rich44
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                                  This is the sink I specced it’s lush

                                   

                                  #258161
                                  Rich44
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                                    Oh I thought I was gonna get that bidet seat as there was a box with that on it so I got super excited but then realised it was just a box that’d been used to put some handles and shower curtain etc in, gutted.

                                    I might ask about it on Thursday tho it’s only £900. Can’t believe how easy it is to do wall hanging toilets frame in the wall 12cm deep, put plastic panel over and hang loo on bolts so dunno why that was impossible too

                                    #258164
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                                      a couple here.   wont let me use any more as they are too big and my editor aint working

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                                      #258165
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                                        the wall joint are near invisible. thats the worst one

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                                          #258172
                                          kezo
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                                            Id love to ask these people now you’ve finished would you be happy with that work in your own home? If not don’t do it in mine. We intend to stay here for the rest of our lives (touchwood)

                                            I’d tell that to the lady when she comes on Thursday!

                                            In the meantime get out pen and paper and create a snag list of everhing that is wrong, ready for Thursday. I would also show them the picture @struth put up and any more struth is kind enough to so and tell her this is how it should be done – one watertite seal, with no weak spots like skirting board.

                                            I’d even suggest you want a pro wet room installer to come and put it right, as their work is shite for 12k.

                                            Most of all don’t let her brainwash you on Thursday.

                                            If your not happy with what she say’s, ITV like to show up LA/HA propertires on the news!

                                            #258176
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                                              the bidet even has a light inthe bowl so you can find it in dark.. the water line to cistern just gets a 2 way adaptor fitted to convert the line into to flows. an electrician fitted a supply neatly at bottom corner behind the toilet.

                                              the 2 lads fitted most of it themselves in 4 days. just had a spark pop out a few times. 1 a plumber and other did the wood etc. nice lads they were and as i was disabled the girl who runs the team got them to do the other wall to make it look classy.

                                              net cost to me?  best i don’t say lol

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                                              #258178
                                              kezo
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                                                the bidet even has a light inthe bowl so you can find it in dark

                                                ???

                                                #258180
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                                                  the bidet even has a light inthe bowl so you can find it in dark

                                                  ???

                                                   

                                                  you can sort of see it here during consruction

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                                                  #258184
                                                  kezo
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                                                    Yes @struth can see it 🙂

                                                    So it a loo and Bidet in one?

                                                    #258187
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                                                      Yes @struth can see it ? So it a loo and Bidet in one?

                                                       

                                                      yes its a normal toilet really but you take seat off and fit the bidet seat in place of it. not all bowls can take a good bidet seat. this one does. in fact first bowl was a bit small so they changed it for a bigger one. its got a slim tank too. its remote controlled too, and has sensors on it so it wont go off if your not on it..lol

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                                                      #258215
                                                      Phaedra
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                                                        And I thought my idiot contractors made a pigs ear of my wet room! (which they did).

                                                        I actually told them to leave when I saw the wiring in the loft, it was a complete rats nest just dumped on top of the loft floor.  The young kid (under 20) they had doing the work had never even heard of the wiring regulations!.

                                                        When the house was flooded out from a leak next door (every floor had to be replaced) my HA were very good, they took one look at the wetroom shower drain and said it wasn’t deep enough.  Sure enought when they dug it up the waste pipe wasn’t even sealed as standing in the shower had been pressing on it and the joint had failed, there was a pool of water sitting under the drain.  They dug a channel for the waste pipe and plumbed it in to the bathroom sink waste system and laid a new floor.

                                                        While they were in doing the work I also mentioned the mis-wired shower system, the shower pump controller had originally been fitted on an A frame in the loft! (so no way to manually start it to drain the floor if I was cleaning it).  They eventually moved it above the bathroom door, but with the control button facing to the ceiling and unable to be used.

                                                        Anyway, when my HA were doing the work I asked about moving it into the bathroom where it should be, in the end they let me do it myself and I re-wired the mess they’d made in the loft, they had three lots of 2.5mm cables in a junction box, one with the 240v feed to the shower pump transformer in the loft, one set of 24v from the transformer to the shower pump and one being used for the zero volt wires from the flow sensors in the pipes to the pump controller!.  All in the same box and none of them marked!.

                                                        Please excuse spelling/typos. Apart from being a clot it turns out I had one on my cerebellum that's now causing various problems!

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