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Subject Topic: Damp - what would you do? Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by Raithfanz05/7/2009 at 6:17pm
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We've discovered damp at the bottom of the wall in the shower cubicle of our 1998 Abbey Oxford.  We're fairly sure we know where the damp is coming from and have dealt with the problem so we now have to repair the damage inside.  As the damage is to the bottom third of the wall only we have removed that part of the wall board but are unsure whether to remove the whole wall piece and replace it in its entirety with the 3.6mm ply we can buy from our local b&q or whether we should simply go online and order a small section of 3mm wall board replacing only the damaged thrid then repaper the whole cubicle.  What would you suggest is the best course of action?

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Message posted by wizard995605/7/2009 at 7:28pm
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If you use the 3.6mm plywood you will probably need to remove a small amount of the wall polystyrene to get it level with the old wallboard , using the plywood would be the cheaper way to go .
I'm not sure that you'll be able to buy a small section of 3mm wallboard online , you'll probably have to buy a whole sheet .

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Message posted by PRIMETIME05/7/2009 at 7:31pm
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Hi Raithfanz.

    I think it all depends on your personal situation,what you really want and what is best for the appearance of the caravan, if its the cheapest alternative then i would say the B&Q ply to cover the offending wall along with the tiling on a roll but then i don't know how the wallpaper adhesive will cope on the vinyl covering on the wall boards with the condensation that a confined bathroom generates, it may be fine and perhaps somebody more knowledgeable than me will come along soon to give you better advise , me personally from somebody who has an old caravan that needs a 100% makeover with wall boards through damp i would go to o'leary's website and order new boards, they have a a few designs to choose from nice and light for a confined space , 20 a board plus delivery, i haven't heard of buying a small section of wallboard  you might have to buy a full board, What ever you decide i wish you all the best and that it turns out great.

                                          kind regards Phil.

P.S  I knew Raith Rovers had a couple of fans somewhere.


Message posted by rouses05/7/2009 at 10:15pm
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I would agree, it depends what type of finish you would like. I used B&Q board with thick bathroom tile wallpaper. It took lots of strong, (polypaste) wallpaper paste to get a good bond, and even now you can see a bit of a bubble up in places.

I'm not too fussed by it, as we tend to use the toilet blocks and I've removed the shower due to space.

However I'm sure the paper would be hanging off if it regularly got wet.

I did look into some type of 'poly' board they use to fit out commercial shower cubicles in statics and swimming pools etc, but it was too pricey, and only sold in bulk. Shame really as I could have done the whole interior with that stuff 17

Hope it goes well.

 



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