Our hired waterproofer started the job in the afternoon and did about an hour a day over the next 4 days. George not only did a great job, but he’s a top bloke and dealing him was easy, so we were really happy with his service and his quote was reasonable.
The waterproofing process itself included painting a thick membrane over all surfaces that would have water and over any areas where piping came out from the wall, so the floors, around the shower, vanity and toilet. There were about 3 coats in total. Angles were also needed to be placed around the shower and at the doorway.
In Australia it is now a requirement by the Building Code of Australia that you need to have a licensed waterproofer to do the waterproofing. Now that we have the waterproofing done we have got our PCA (Principal Certifying Authority) checking the work, because this stage requires certification and we will also receive certification from George.
The next stage will be challenging again but a very exciting one as it means we can tile the wet areas and install the bathroomware.
Next on my shopping list is to purchase some floor and wall tiles and other tiling products, shower screens, laundry cabinetry and 3in1 heat fan lights. I also need to get some door pulls and handles.
This weekend my father in law is over to help Anthony again and finish off the ceiling and also install more boards into the patio ceiling.