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Posted by Gracel20 March 06, 01:19PM

Has anyone recently installed a loo under the stairs? We are in a typical, originally 3 bed (now loft extended to 5) mid-terraced house and the cupboard under the stairs looks improbably small but now the house is top heavy and we need more loos.... Does anyone have any recent experience and can recommend a local firm/give me a rough idea of costs ?


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Posted by malumbu March 06, 02:04PM

Yes, combined toilet and sink (B&Q do one) to save space. Good. DIY all in less than a grand. spose you could x this by 2 - 5 for professional job. I'll see if I can share a photo without giving my id away!

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Posted by Gracel20 March 06, 02:12PM

Thanks for coming back to me. Did have to move the meters? Also did you install a sani flo or connect the waste? Other problem I am anticipating is where to stick the extractor? There is no outside wall (it is a terrace, so flexible ducting would have to go all the way down the length of the hall and out by the front door I reckon. Did you do the work yourself?

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Posted by PeckhamNicola March 06, 06:36PM

We took 3 feet off the end of our kitchen to make loo on outside wall and additional store cupboard on other side, next to existing under stairs cupboard. As our kitchen was knocked through already into kitchen diner it is still a good size. I think having loo next to outside wall helped with the plumbing. Not sure cost as it was part of other work we had done and a few years ago.

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Posted by EPB March 06, 07:38PM

We did exactly the same as PeckhamNicola and itís worked very well indeed. The cupboard opposite the loo has proved invaluable.

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Posted by lizbells6 March 07, 11:45AM

Sent you a PM.

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Posted by malumbu March 07, 11:47PM

Apols - the hard work had been done before we moved in, ie a slight extension of the room (meter boxes etc were not in the way) and more importantly the waste pipe, which had been dug under the house into the back yard - but at a time the side extension was built. Size wise it works and the combined toilet and sink helps. []

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Posted by fishbiscuits March 13, 11:28AM

IMO this is the kind of thing you usually do if you're having other major work done, e.g. kitchen refurb. Then you can take up the kitchen floor and dig down down to connect up the soil pipe, and extraction can be designed into the new kitchen.. maybe even concealed in the ceiling.

Otherwise, you'll need a macerator, with 22mm pipes under the floorboards and probably some boxing in. Not ideal. And god knows where the extraction will go... maybe along the corner of the kitchen ceiling, with more boxing in?

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Posted by triumph March 14, 04:49PM

Wouldn't a toilet attached to the kitchen present "smell" problems e.g when cooking fish?

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