I managed to obtain a brand new Mira Fold Down Shower Seat, still in its wrappings, at the Salvation Army Harvestfield Furniture Project in Berwick for the princely sum of £3. Not bad considering the cheapest one I could find, after a quick check on the internet, was £78!!
Our old shower seat has seen better days, it was installed along with the shower 13 years ago, so I thought I would have a go at fitting this myself. The problem is it needs to go on a tiled stud partition wall in place of the old one - I didn’t watch the fitter when he fitted the old one so I do not know what method he used.
The fitting instructions state it must be fitted to a solid wall (brick or high density concrete block) but can be fitted to other wall types if advice is sought from a competent builder - hence my posting.
What is the correct/best method to use, i.e. what fittings etc? I am reasonably competent but I am no Barry Bucknall!
From the picture it would appear that the seat doesn't have legs and just screws to the wall, so will need strong fixings and will be need to be fixed to the studs.
My shower seat folds up flat to the wall but also has legs which support it in the down position. Its fixed to the wall panels of the shower (not tiles) but because of the legs only needs normal screws to hold it (about 5 I think). I don't think I would be happy about an unsupported seat.
It is quite possible that whoever fitted the original seat put in some addition timbers for fixing purposes. The height of these will be apparent from the existing holes so even if the new holes do not match up with the old you may still find a good fixing.
Thanks guys, you have given me lots to think of. The seat is the one in Jock1e's link and the holes do not line up so I will have to have a good look-see before I embark on any plan of action. I will probably leave it until after Christmas as I have a lot going on at the moment.