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 BU591 Waterproofing tiled showers

BU591.jpgTiled showers require good detailing and application of waterproof membranes plus careful plumbing installation to remain in good condition. Poor work can result in failures, leaks and potentially expensive repairs.

This bulletin explains the requirements and good practices for effective waterproofing of tiled showers.

The bulletin covers:

  • NZBC requirements, standards and Code of Practice for Internal Wet Area Membranes
  • waterproof membranes
  • extent of waterproofing
  • design considerations
  • application of waterproofing
  • plumbing and penetrations
  • maintenance.

Publication date: December 2015 Keywords: waterproofing, membrane, tile, junction