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    Default 4.5 Villaboard wall

    Re tiling the bathroom and in removing the tiles pretty well destroyed the villaboard. Pulling it out, it is only 4.5 mm, not 6mm. I really do not want to re-skin the whole walls. Is replacing it with more 4.5 a viable option? Is there a stiffer material that I can use under tiles, or is adding more studs, say 300 centres going to help?

    Old tiles were 200x200 ceramic, new tiles 600x300 porcelain.

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    I would go extra studs a lot of weight in 600x300 porcelain.

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    just re lay the villaboard, you need to inspect all the pipes etc anyway, use the opportunity to insulate too.

    Studs at 600 ok but 450 better. don't forget to put extra noggs in for towel rails, shower screens, toilet roll holders, wall vanities etc.

    take photos before you sheet and mark "no nail" zones over water pipes


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pulse View Post

    take photos before you sheet and mark "no nail" zones over water pipes


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    also a good idea to print the photos and write some measurements on them, before sheeting.

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    Increased noggins will work I think, I am not going too far up the wall with the tiles.
    I used photos on my other bathroom and they were useful. The other thing that worked out really well was a running measurement map. Take a point that wont change - door, window opening, ceiling or the like and mark studs, pipes etc with a running measure from it. Really helped finding framing for vanity etc later to the nearest few mm and is a good permanent record.

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    4.5mm is not villaboard, this is eaves sheet type lining or hardiflex, problem with this material is is is not designed for wet areas, Villaboard has waterproof characteristics built into the board, and will hold a lot more weight in tiles than 4.5mm will.
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    Idiot Alert!!!
    I checked the thickness on a clean edge and it is 6mm.
    Sorry folks, much ado about nothing.
    I used 9mm on my other bathroom and this stuff looks quite spindly. I think I'll put a bit more structure behind it in any case.

    Whats the saying? Measure twice and don't look stupid..

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    Do you have power down there ?, perhaps turn the light on and ditch the torch
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    Only on Tuesdays, or whenever the Victorians feel friendly.....
    It was when I checked a piece outside that it measured up. Apart from being half blind, and innumerate I get by pretty well.

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