Wet room - should painted window seals be treated?

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Found 19th Nov 2016
Hello, my elderly mother has just paid out around £6,000 to have a wet room installed at her house (to a company who were recommended by her local council). My father is disabled now, so she decided to have the bath taken out and a disabled walk-in shower installed - also paid to have the toilet (room next door) done as well. I went over yesterday to take a look (toilet is still being done). Floor to ceiling tiles have been put in, new lighting, wall heater, the ceiling has been painted, walk-in shower is in and a new sink, a special flooring (not tiles) has been put down as well. However, I noticed that the old green, flakey paint on the window ledge has just been left. Surely, if all of this work is involved in installing a wet room, the old window ledge would be included as well - treated or painted again? I asked her, and she said that the man has not done it. If it's a wet room now (window is right next to the shower), if just left, won't all of this paint just peel off even more? The wet room looks lovely but is ruined by the old, green flaky paintwork.

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The company should have done the window ledge as well. Take pictures of the work thats been done so far and get in contact asking when they will be coming back to finish the job.

have you asked them if its finished?
it may not have been included in original quote
but I can't see a reputable company leaving it not done for the amount it would cost them.

They should have done the window have a look at the estimate they gave you and it should say what work they are doing good luck

they are also yet to finish the room next door,
if I was doing the job, I would paint both windows at same time,

might be going to fit pvc sills to both windows when finished. will make a nice job and water proof
Edited by: "ninegt" 19th Nov 2016

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ninegt

might be going to fit pvc sills to both windows when finished. will make … might be going to fit pvc sills to both windows when finished. will make a nice job and water proof



I don't think he will do that as he has already fitted a grab rail to the window ledge in the bathroom - he's going to be around until Wednesday, so think I will have a chat with him. Thank you for your advice anyway.

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ninegt

might be going to fit pvc sills to both windows when finished. will make … might be going to fit pvc sills to both windows when finished. will make a nice job and water proof



I've just had a look at some PVC window sills on-line, they are reasonably priced. Are they suitable for sitting room window sills (mine are just painted at the moment and a bit tatty and chipped), or do you think that for a sitting room, painted sills look better? Thank you.

Crazy idea, just ask the contractor given they're on site, they'll probably just do it anyway?

Several people we had quotes from when we had our Bathroom done said they don't usually do painting as we asked them about painting the ceiling,how odd,you pay thousands for a new bathroom and they then expect you to paint it inbetween them fitting it or at the end of the job and risk getting paint everywhere

Some of these workmen have very odd ways of thinking.

Bodgers- windowsills should be tiled. It's more work not to.

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deb8z

Several people we had quotes from when we had our Bathroom done said they … Several people we had quotes from when we had our Bathroom done said they don't usually do painting as we asked them about painting the ceiling,how odd,you pay thousands for a new bathroom and they then expect you to paint it inbetween them fitting it or at the end of the job and risk getting paint everywhere :|Some of these workmen have very odd ways of thinking.



Yes, I know. My mum has had everything done in the wetroom (new plasterboard walls put in as well) but they have just left the paintwork around the small window frame - to me, the wet room looks super but is ruined by the old, flaky green paintwork around the window.

Sophiasky

Yes, I know. My mum has had everything done in the wetroom (new … Yes, I know. My mum has had everything done in the wetroom (new plasterboard walls put in as well) but they have just left the paintwork around the small window frame - to me, the wet room looks super but is ruined by the old, flaky green paintwork around the window.



As post 10 said the ledge should be tiled,you should ask them to tile it for you.

Hope you get sorted

Sophiasky

Yes, I know. My mum has had everything done in the wetroom (new … Yes, I know. My mum has had everything done in the wetroom (new plasterboard walls put in as well) but they have just left the paintwork around the small window frame - to me, the wet room looks super but is ruined by the old, flaky green paintwork around the window.



If it's the wooden frame get them sand it back down and paint with something suitable. (Before they silicone, not grout, the joint)

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Thank you for all of your advice, much appreciated.

i had a velux skylight installed to my riverside housing association property. Workies came from riversides handyman division and fitted the window. I had to borrow them my ladders to do the job and when they had finished they never sealed the window any sealant. When I asked was told its not my job to do this. Had to ring my housing again to get someone out to get it sealed . And guess what the same workie came to finish the job. Also a few months later I had a new roof fitted and found out the window had been fitted incorrectly and had to moved. Just shows you that most workies nowadays are proper bodgers whoever they work for .
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