Can I waterproof my own shower?

Can I waterproof my own shower?

Can I do my own waterproofing? DIY options do exist, but there are some caveats. In Queensland and NSW, you can only do your own waterproofing if you’re licensed to do so (i.e. the work must be done by someone with a licence).

What is the best way to waterproof a shower?

In general, liquid waterproof membranes can be applied by homeowners for a simple, quick, and cost-effective way to waterproof your shower. If you are looking for a more robust and longer-term solution, opting for some sheet membrane or foam backer board is probably your best bet.

Can you waterproof your own bathroom NZ?

Installing a tiled wet area shower requires a building consent. Under Building Code clause B2 Durability, waterproofing systems under wet area tiling must have a durability of at least 15 years. Points in Acceptable Solution E3/AS1 include: Tiles must have a water absorbency of no more than 6%.

How do I waterproof my bathroom NZ?


  1. 1Clean the floor. Before you start waterproofing it’s important that the floor is clean.
  2. 2Apply the primer.
  3. 3Silicone the gaps.
  4. 4Apply masking tape to the wall.
  5. 5Apply the waterproofing agent.
  6. 6Apply the waterproof membrane to joints.
  7. 7Waterproof the whole floor.
  8. 8Apply the last coat of waterproofing agent.

Can a tiler do waterproofing?

Do Tilers Do Waterproofing? Yes, some related tradies such as tilers, bathroom renovators and even builders are licensed to carry out waterproofing work. Still, if you can choose, it’s better to find a dedicated waterproofing specialist.

Does a plumber do waterproofing?

While you can get a tradesperson who specialises exclusively in waterproofing, in some instances other tradespeople may be licensed or certified waterproofers too. Plumbers, for example, are often qualified waterproofers as well.

What is the best shower drainage and waterproofing system?

The most popular drainage and waterproofing system is Allproof’s Vision Shower Channel Series. This product works much like a point drain, but can be set up as a threshold channel or flush against a wall.

Do I need a waterproofing membrane for my shower?

As good practice for tiled showers, BRANZ recommends the installation of a waterproofing membrane: (For more information, see BRANZ Bulletin 518 Wet area tile waterproofing.) However… Waterproofing is only part of the process to protect your investment from leaks!

Why waterproof your shower Tiler?

Waterproofing is only part of the process to protect your investment from leaks! Traditionally the tiler forms the ‘falls’ or slopes to the floor in the shower with mortar or similar.

How do you waterproof around a shower door?

A good rule of thumb is to extend your waterproofing 100mm above your water outlet and 100mm wider than the edges of your shower. But check your local council regulations to make sure what is required. Use a brush to paint primer onto the area you want to waterproof.