How to build a bath frame

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Project Overview

If you are installing a new bath, you will need to support it with a timber frame. We’ll teach you how to build the frame to size and install it properly in your bathroom. You will also see how to reinforce the frame and compensate for an uneven floor. Continue to step-by-step instructions
This D.I.Y. Advice is part of a series How To Install a Bath
Weigh down bath with cement bags
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How to weigh down a bath

If you need to weigh a bath down, the easy thing to do is to fill it with water. But when your bath hasn’t been plumbed yet, use a few heavy bags of sand or cement to do the job instead.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Caulking gun
  • Circular saw
  • Combination square
  • Ear muffs
  • Gloves
  • Hammer
  • Measuring tape
  • Nail gun
  • Pencil
  • Safety glasses
  • Spirit level

Materials

  • Bath
  • Framing timber
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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our DIY videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member

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