The new partition wall put in for small bathroom
I didn’t have any bigger piece of paper to size the area and get all its kinks – I used some old computer ream paper I have had in a box for the last 15 years – a good way to use it – however there are another 1000 or so pages to use.
So wood size taken and marked out on plywood sheets. Next stage out with the old wood and so you get left with this
The finished base, screwed in place ,ready for sealing and tiling
As can be seen in picture, the partition walls are standing on the old floorboards so I cut as close as possible to the edge. Of course once the boards were out the joists underneath become a problem as all edges of ply over 6 inches need to be supported so additional bridging had to be installed.
This awkward shaped room came about because I wanted to have 3 bedrooms upstairs; originally judging by remains of plaster gaps where walls existed there may have been 5 rooms upstairs. Traditionally these would have been walk through to the next one – I have been in an old house with a similar setup and found it interesting but not really practical in modern times – people like their privacy.
I obviously wanted a small bathroom upstairs but compromising another room wasnt on the cards as though 2 good size upstairs rooms are nice with a good size bathroom; however that additional bedroom/office would be more often used per square inch then a bigger bathroom. So I intend putting the sink over the stairs area and cutting into the other room to accommodate the shower – to me this quirky set up goes with the houses’ character.
These sort of things only dawn on me at a later date – i.e. several years later – never said I was a genius. So explaining why the floorboards had to come up in that area – you cannot successfully tile on planks due to warping.