In this video, we will show you just how easy it is to fit a wooden bath panel.
Remember to always consult a professional fitter if you aren’t comfortable with more complicated DIY tasks.
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If you are fitting the bath too, then head over to our How to fit a bath video and watch that first.
First, measure from the rim of the bath to the floor, this gives you the height your panel needs to be.
Here we are using a 2-part panel with a separate plinth.
For this bath, we will be attaching both the end and side panels together, to form one, L shaped piece.
We are using a soft wood batten* and brackets to connect our panels. The batten should be high enough up the panel to allow for the plinth. *What does this mean? Find out in our bathroom glossary
Once the main panels are joined you will need to cut down the plinth.
Any cuts that you make should be from the wall end of the plinth.
You will also need to allow for any skirting boards or pipes.
Any cut edges of your wood should be sealed with a PVA mixture or varnish to alleviate any water penetration.
Offer up the panel to the wall and once in the required position mark the wall.
Remove the panel and using a piece of plinth make a second mark. This is where the edge of your supporting batten will be placed.
Attach the battens to the wall with screws.
Add some adhesive to the inside of each panel end, where it will meet the batten fixed to the wall, and slide the L shape into position.
Fill the joins with a bead of silicone to ensure a water-tight finish.
A wooden bath panel is a quick and effective way of covering the side of your bath with a quality look and feel.
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