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    Default removal of bathtub, converting to shower only.

    Greetings one and all, our tiny bathroom has a shower over a bath tub. With advancing age and unstable legs at times, we would like to remove the bath tub and convert the area into shower space only. If we could, we'd like to basically create a "wet room" area with a simple level (well sloping to drainage point) floor with floor waste. House is old with timber flooring and is on stumps which makes me worry about waterproofing. Would purchasing a shower base be the better option?

    Any suggestions will be welcomed. And yes its a DYI, with plumber for the plumbing bits. Just remember this is planning for the future, this space will need to accomodate a shower chair (or wall seat).

    Many thanks to all.

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    It's just a case of ripping out the old bathtub, sheeting the floor boards with new tile unerlay and getting the waterproofing done.

    Then you can screed the new base to fall to the old bath outlet.

    Not sure I would install a plastic shower base, still a big step in and out and slippery.

    Better to build a shower base yourself, much lower profile and safer.

    Hope this helps.

    Good luck.
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    Thanks, I'm reading up as many threads as I can here. Cheers

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    just to add to oldsalt's advice,

    do you have a floor waste currently? (not the shower waste)

    is there a lip at the door to the bathroom at the moment?

    so you plan to still run a shower curtain or nothing at all?

    do you intend on having wheelchair access?

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    Hi Scotty,
    no floor waste at the moment, floor all one level, shower curtain for sure and wheelchair not being contemplated, this is more for ambulatory people, already have grip rails in shower over bath tub that get used and planning for a shower chair, or built in wall seat in an easier to get into shower space.

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