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.
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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

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. 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. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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