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    Shower tray replacement

    Bathroom Specialists

    My shower tray collapsed and needed to be replaced. My question is - is it possible to change it for a new one without braking tiles around? Is it the way all shower trays being installed so to change something you gave to crash tiles?

    Asked by Anna on 24th Feb 2021
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    "Yes unfortunately you will need to remove tiles to re fit a shower tray ."

    Answered on 25th Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Local Construction LTD

    "Yes 100% you can change without breaking the tiling!"

    Answered on 25th Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    Chas Stewart Plumbing & Heating Ltd

    "We have managed to do it, but it will depend on the installation. If you could send over a photo and i will be better placed to confirm it or not."

    Answered on 25th Feb 2021 - Member since Apr 2017 - report
    First Call Plumbing & Heating Solutions Ltd

    "Hi Anna, it is very difficult to remove the old tray without any damage to the tiles. generally the best way to do so is to remove the bottom row of tiles then re fitting once the new tray is in place, thanks Jamie"

    Answered on 25th Feb 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Building Blueprints

    "if the tiles are laid on top of the tray then the simple answer is no."

    Answered on 25th Feb 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report

    "it all depends how the old shower tray is constructed, normal shower trays are fitted first then the tiles sit on the tray, this would allow the tray to be removed without breaking the tiles. However this would only work if the tray could be slid out. You have to take the shower trap into consideration before you decide if it can slide out. If you cannot get to the trap you will also have a problem. Without pictures is it difficult to explain."

    Answered on 25th Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Luxury Construction Services 4 You LTD

    "Hi Anna,

    Usually the tiles are sitting on the shower tray and after comes the silicone for waterproofing. So in normal conditions you will have to take some tiles out.

    And even if you manage to take it out without breaking the tiles because you take it in parts, you will still have to put new tray and it would probably won't fit without taking a few tiles out...

    If you are worried that you can't find the same tiles, then I would suggest to retile above the tray with different tiles and you will have a new design as well. :)

    Hope it helps,


    Answered on 25th Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report

    "it is possible to take shower tray out without breaking tiles, but you need to be careful."

    Answered on 1st Mar 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Sbp home improvements

    "Its really hard to say, depending on what kind of shower you have. if its got adjustable legs you might be able to do it without damaging tiles"

    Answered on 25th Feb 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    devaney refurbishments

    "Yes you have to take off at least 2 rows of tiles as the tray was put in and then the tiles brought down on top of the tray. I hope this helps"

    Answered on 25th Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    B-wize home improvements

    "Unfortunately because when you tile the tray the tiles would already be installed, so when you remove the tray it would be impossible to not disturb some of the tiles but if the tray has been broken for some time some of the joists might be water damaged."

    Answered on 25th Feb 2021 - Member since Aug 2018 - report
    EVS Property Maintenance Limited

    "Hi. Sometimes you can get the trays in and out without breaking tiles this really only works when it’s

    -fixed to two walls rather than three
    -on legs/ raised

    It still can be tricky to get them out without popping a tile or two"

    Answered on 2nd Mar 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report

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