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  1. Valiant87

    Valiant87 New Member

    I've changed some old bath taps on my bath but to actually get to them I have basically had to smash the old panel off as it was that boxed in and tight there was no other option, the size I need will be 530mm x 1660mm, I don't want to have a mdf panel, Would a reinforced plastic panel be the best option and if so what is the best way to cut it to size?

  2. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    You can buy a universal bath panel what you would obviously have to cut to fit , theres re- enforced panels available , they are only plastic but have a inner skin of ribbed plastic . You would ideally cut them with a fine toothed jigsaw or a multi cutter . Quite a easy job , just take your time .
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  3. DuncanM

    DuncanM Plumber GSR

    Do not buy a cheap cheap one, it will snap and break as you cut it. Or get some ply and make one out of that and some skirting board.
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  4. Steve weightman

    Steve weightman GSR

    You might find it difficult getting a panel most tend to be 510 high
  5. CBW1982

    CBW1982 GSR Top Contributor!!

    Plastic ones are quite often 1700mm x 510/520mm or as suggested make one from plywood, however in both cases may need a skirting board piece over the top.
  6. Rob Foster

    Rob Foster Top Contributor!!

    I find plastic bath panels very poor, easily damaged during fitting and too fragile even when well fitted. They look and are cheap IMHO. I prefer using the wall lining panels which you fit and tile over around shower. Then tile or finish it to own satisfaction, fitting up into rebate behind bath lip. Rob Foster aka centralheatking
  7. Stu-B

    Stu-B Member

    I like the mdf panels, b&q do a nice thick sturdy white wrapped one for about £70, it comes in 2 parts, a large panel and a smaller strip making it adjustable for easy fitting. Just remember to seal up and cuts you make and it’s a job well done imo
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  8. RayW

    RayW New Member

    I was in this position. I carefully measured up and set of to B&Q for a replacement. I looked and looked and looked, good choice from £20 to £70 for a front panel,but all would have required cutting to fit and would have been unsightly. I gave up and started to leave, then walked past some white faced hardboard sheets, 5 minutes later cut to exact size by nice man with the sawing jig ,result. £8. And that panel has lasted longer than the original moulded plastic.
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  9. Ben-gee

    Ben-gee Plumber

    Get a “600” sheet of mermaid wallboard. It is 11mm thick and actually 585 x 2400. Comes in loads of colours but usually gloss white is required , 4 of those nice 2-part domed screw snap covers and job done- that stuff is tuff.
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  10. Valiant87

    Valiant87 New Member

    Thanks for all the replies, didn't want spend too much on it as be moving soon just had to get the bath taps changed, will prob try get the same as ray w above
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    Ben-gee Plumber

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