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What can I do when my toilet is being relocated?

Question: I want to retile and replace my ceramics, and maybe relocate WC and bath within the room. This is the only way I have in my flat and although not a huge room, I think it may take 7-10 days. What do I use for a loo while the work is being done? I have asked every bathroom designer in NW London and they don’t know.?..hoping someone here can help. 

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Answer(s):

Mark Goffin, Bubbles Bathrooms and Tiles, Basingstoke

Your best bet will be to get a portable chemical toilet (more commonly used for camping), we have one that we lend to clients in this situation, but we’re not in your area.

Enrico Scoccia, Southside Creations, London

You could ask for the new soil pipe connection to be prioritised so that a WC can be left connected each evening and then removed the following morning. During the day you can go to your local cafe, a shopping centre or your gym. Most customers also ask their neighbours to use their WC if they are on good terms. ​​​​​​​In an area such as NW2 you should have plenty of options.

Joel Turpin, Krystal Clear Plumbing, Heating And Property Development Ltd, London

Hi both ideas above are good ideas, we try to leave a working toilet in the property for as long as possible, making the toilet the last item to be removed and replaced.

​​​​​​​All other items like tiles, baths etc can still be removed without disturbing the existing toilet.

Peter Dunn, PD Plumbing, London

To be honest, I know it sounds a bit impossible. But when it comes down to these types of measures, your first and last port of call in a bathroom is to always prioritise the loo. Why can’t it be removed and replaced with a temporary loo put into position using existing down pipe or as closer to where the work is to be carried out, e.g. on the site. Wouldn’t think it’d be that awkward to work around it keeping it to a temporary scale. Throw away or simply a porta loo could be placed elsewhere.

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