How to make a do-it-yourself bath screen
Requirements for the construction of screens
Installation of ready-made sliding screens under the bath
The design of the sliding screens is a one-piece frame with legs, into which plastic doors are installed. Installing a screen under this type of bath does not take much time, provided that the dimensions are correctly selected.
Before installing it in the bath, it is recommended to collect water. Work begins by installing the support legs to the frame. After that, plastic sheets are inserted into the grooves of the profile and handles are screwed to them. The structure is installed in place, under the side of the bath and the support legs are unscrewed until the screen is fixed as much as possible between the floor and the plumbing. For better stability, a little silicone can be applied under each support.
Installation of a drywall screen
The main advantage of such a screen is that the design can be made in any configuration. After the design has been drawn up, the measurement and marking of the frame have been made, the guide profiles are installed on the floor, which are fixed using dowels.
The upper, horizontal profile is attached to small wooden blocks glued under the side of an acrylic bathtub. It is abutted against metal or cast-iron plumbing using supporting ribs from the profile. And for greater structural reliability, the gap between the profile and the bath is filled with polyurethane foam.
Installation of a frame for a plasterboard screen under a bath
During the execution of such a design, there are a number of points that are worth paying attention to. You should always remember about the revision hole, the installation location of which is reinforced with a profile along the perimeter. The plane of the screen is determined by the side rails that are attached to the wall.
Parallel guides should clearly correspond to the level and length of each other, especially if the screen will be finished with tiles. Reinforcing profiles are installed with a step of 0.6 m for a flat bath, and for corner semicircular ones with a step of 0.4 m.
A plasterboard screen assumes a tiled finish or putty and base primer, followed by painting.
If the height of the tub is such that a very thin trim is needed in the last row, a molding can be installed instead. For access to communications, a removable panel with latches can be made of drywall.
Bath screen with plasterboard base
Installation of a brick screen
A brick screen for a bath with your own hands is the most laborious, but also the most reliable option. The bathtub is level and connected to the sewer. Brickwork around the perimeter of the bathtub or only from the front side is made in such a way that its side protrudes 2 cm beyond the brick wall.
This is done so that in the future the tiles laid on the glue layer can be deepened under it. If possible, the ledge is made a few millimeters larger and the surface is plastered before laying the tiles. If necessary, cut the brick in half and grind it with an abrasive disc.
When laying the masonry, one must not forget about the technical hole. A small gap is left between the end of the brickwork and the bend of the bathtub and fill it with foam.
DIY brick screen for a bathroom
When installing such a screen, a wide opening for the legs is sometimes made, about 15 cm high from the floor and 40-50 cm wide. The niche can be rectangular or made deep under the clown. The screen under the bathtub is tiled. A removable panel is installed in place of the technological hatch.
How to make a decorative screen or a niche for a bath with your own hands
Even if a new bathtub looks pretty decent without decorative protection, the communications underneath it will certainly spoil the aesthetics of the room. This means that you will need to install a screen under the bath in any case. It remains only to decide what this structure will be.
Many plumbing fixtures go on sale, already equipped with a protective shield made of the appropriate material, but not all. And before you engage in the troublesome search for a perfectly fit and usually quite expensive screen, for example, made of acrylic, you might think about what kind of a screen under the bath can be an excellent and more practical alternative to it.
Plastic screen under the bathtub with sliding doors
They carry out measurements of the structure, select the material from which the door canvases will be made. The first stage of work will be the installation of two parallel aluminum profiles for a sliding structure.
The lower one is fixed to the floor with self-tapping screws or “liquid nails” glue. The top one is screwed to wooden bars fixed on the side of the bathtub with glue.
Install vertical posts on each side. The handles are screwed to the trimmed panels and carefully installed into the grooves of the profile. You can also use a ceiling profile for the guides, into which gypsum, vinyl or plastic grooves are laid. Sliding screens are the most practical design option for a bathtub, which allows you to use hidden space.
Plastic screen with sliding doors will save space for small shelves
Removable. finished acrylic panels.
Sliding and hinged screens for the bath. opening elements are made of various materials and open access directly to the plumbing bowl and the space under it. complex structures are equipped with special shelves.
Removable (left) and hinged (right) bath screens
With a drawer. as a rule, blind screens are equipped with a drawer. The choice of material and design of the screen largely depends on taste preferences and financial capabilities.
Mounting a screen made of mdf or osb boards
It is carried out according to the same principle as plasterboard frame cladding. With the difference that in such a design, additional ventilation slots are made, which are located on the side opposite to the technical door. It is made in the form of a small slot, which is closed with a plastic grill, or in the form of neat round holes arranged in random order.
DIY MDF screen
Types of decorative screens
Screens can be conditionally divided into two types. The first includes structures that require additional finishing, for example, tiles. For example, brick and drywall. The second type of screens is immediately made of finishing materials. There are several types of screens depending on the design.
Deaf. makes it impossible to access the space under the bathroom. Access through the hatch is open only to communication nodes. Dismantling of structures without damaging it is impossible.
How to make a bath screen
You cannot find a ready-made screen for every bath. For some, it is set high, for others, on the contrary, it is low; there are also baths of non-standard sizes. In addition, not everyone wants to put plastic. there is no trust in the material or they do not like it externally. In all these cases, you need to make a screen under the bath with your own hands or call a master. In any case, knowing how you can and should do everything does not hurt.
A do-it-yourself bath screen can be made with at least two sliding hatches or shelves
Wide rim or not
Sometimes a wide rim is made around the bathroom. It turns out she is, as it were, inserted into the case. On the one hand, it is convenient. you can put something on the sides and, from an aesthetic point of view, the bathtub fits more harmoniously into the interior.
An example of a bath screen with a wide rim
But not everyone can afford to allocate a large space. Bathrooms are usually not happy with their size and the extra 10-15 cm can be critical. In addition, this type of installation can be inconvenient for the elderly. To get into the bath, you have to take a big step, which is not always possible for them.
But this option has another positive point: under the bathroom you can make large shelves. They can be open or with sliding / hinged doors.
Functional bathroom screen with shelves
SIMilar shelves are made without a wide side, but their depth is much less. Although, maybe this is not a minus, but a plus. less different things will be collected, it is easier to get something out and clean.
Materials and requirements for them
A do-it-yourself bath screen is made from:
- galvanized profile, sheathed with sheet material:
- moisture resistant plasterboard;
- moisture-resistant or film faced plywood with a thickness of at least 10 mm;
- GVL (a good choice, since it is absolutely not afraid of moisture and does not deform);
All these structures, except for the last one, need finishing. Most often it is porcelain stoneware or ceramic tiles, the same as laid on the walls of the bathroom.
The most common version of a homemade bath screen is made of profiles and drywall. In order for the structure to be reliable and not to bend under loads, the profile must be taken with a thick wall, or reinforced. Also a prerequisite is good quality galvanizing. If possible, you need to take branded profiles so that there are no problems later. after all, high humidity in the bathroom is the norm.
Frame made of galvanized profile for sheathing with sheet material
The sheet material for the frame must be moisture resistant. This is a prerequisite. And even in this case, before installation, it will not hurt to prime it with a composition that increases its water-repellent properties. It’s not bad if this composition is also antibacterial. protection against mold and mildew will not hurt.
Brick screens are made mainly for acrylic baths. so that part of the load can be transferred to the brick wall. Although, if desired, the frame from the profile can be made with sufficient bearing capacity. make double reinforced racks.
If it is decided to make a brick screen under the bathtub, it must be ceramic, red. It is better not to take silicate because of its hygroscopicity. Ceramic brick is also hygroscopic, but its absorption capacity is less. In order to minimize possible problems (coloring from high humidity), it is advisable to cover the masonry from the inside with a layer of plaster. It is not easy, but if desired, it is possible. to apply the solution as the screen is being erected. Special care is not required, the main thing is to protect the brick from moisture.
Bathtub brick screen ready for tiling
Another option for a screen under the bath, which you can make with your own hands, is from aerated concrete. This material is easy to process. The required relief is formed easily, even with a sharp piece of iron, and the block is cut with an ordinary saw. For all that, the blocks have a good bearing capacity. So this material can also be used for a homemade acrylic bathroom screen. In addition, the blocks are large, so this small wall folds very quickly.
Laying the screen under a foam concrete bath
Note! In the photo above, you see a block that has been worked on one side. This is done so that after laying the tiles, it is flush with the sides of the bathroom, and does not protrude outward. For the same purpose, during installation, the blocks are slightly recessed, leaving a gap equal to the thickness of the tile and tile glue.
In the photo, the master keeps the underworked part pointing down, but when laying, the block is turned over. In this position, glue is applied to its lower part, which fixes the block to the floor. Glue is applied to one more side face and to the top. This ensures fixation with the bath rim and the previous block. The technology of making a screen for a bathtub made of aerated concrete is not difficult, if you have at least some experience in masonry, do it.
The screen for the bath must have a removable / opening part through which you can access communications. There are several ways to do this. The first is to install a plastic hatch. Not everyone likes it outwardly, but this is the SIMplest and cheapest option.
Plastic sanitary hatch
The next possibility is to make a removable panel that will be attached to the frame with magnets. Not to say that this option is difficult to implement, but it requires more experience. it is necessary to calculate the installation location of the hatch so that whole tiles are placed on it.
Instead of a hatch. a removable panel
One point: if you rub the seams with a light paste, the hatch will still stand out. There is no grouting in this place, but there are small gaps, which are very noticeable against a light background.
Gaps are almost invisible on dark tiles with dark grout
The most technologically advanced, but also the most expensive way is to install special inspection hatches. They are of two types. folding on chains and swivel.
Types of inspection hatches for laying tiles
These hatches, unlike plastic ones, are designed for laying tiles on them. With a good installation and correct calculation, it is not easy to see.
It looks like when closed
How to make a do-it-yourself bath screen
It is not always possible to guess how to make it from the general appearance of the same screen. Those who have at least some experience in repair and construction work will probably figure it out, but ordinary people are unlikely. To make it easier to navigate, we will post several photo reports on the manufacture of homemade screens for the bathroom of different types and types.
For curved bathtub
When making a screen for a curved bath, the main task is to repeat its smooth curves. In this case, you can also use a galvanized profile for plasterboard PN 2728. Instead of plasterboard, put EPS (extruded polystyrene foam) 50 mm thick, high density (preferably the most dense). Since acrylic bathtubs most often have a non-linear shape, they need more reliable support than a sheet of drywall. Extruded high density polystyrene foam is a material that is rigid enough to withstand the pressure of the walls of a bath filled with water.
You will also need a grinder or scissors for metal, two or three cylinders with polyurethane foam. The order of work is as follows:
- We cut the PN 2728 profile of the required length (measure the side of the bath), leaving only one shelf intact. We make cuts in about 3 cm.
- We put the cut profile on the edge of the bathtub, fasten one edge with tape.
- Smoothly and gradually we give the profile the required shape. Bending a small area, glue it with tape to the side. It is important to repeat the shape correctly.
- Having finished bending, we take scotch tape and glue the profile on the side where the petals are cut. They must be securely fixed. So that the shape does not change, we glue it twice.
Installing pieces of EPS
This technique is suitable for making a screen for an acrylic bath with your own hands. The mounting foam will support the walls and also insulate them. In such a bath will keep warm for a long time.
From profile and drywall
The manufacture of a screen for a plasterboard bathtub occurs in three stages: first, the frame is assembled, then it is sheathed with plasterboard, and then tiles are laid on the glue.
The order of work is as follows:
- Markings are made on the floor and walls.
- Cut pieces of profile to size.
- Fix the bottom guide from PN 2728 to the floor with dowels.
- Install side strips from PN 2728. Height. from floor to side. They are attached to the walls, mainly with dowels.
- A piece is cut from the PN2728 profile, equal to what lies on the floor. This piece will go under the side of the tub. It is supported on the side posts installed earlier. The result is a frame. So far, it is fixed on only three sides. The top is not fixed by anything. We will fix it later.
This frame is made for a recess that runs along the entire bath
View from a different angle
Bathtub tile screen ready
The screen for a plasterboard bath is ready.
An interesting version of the more rigid design of the bath floor screen is in this video. It will definitely not break even under significant loads. And all that is needed is to fix the racks to the body of the bath. To do this, a piece of profile is glued to the wall of the bathtub on liquid nails. Then the racks are fixed to this profile with the help of short segments.
Recess for legs
It is more convenient to wash the bathtub or wash clothes in it if the screen has a recess for the legs. Its depth can be small. 10-12 cm is enough, width. about 35-45 cm.Such dimensions allow you to reach the walls and the opposite side without stress.
We decided on the dimensions, it’s up to the small thing. to choose how it will look. The easiest square notch to organize. It can be made from brick, aerated concrete and profile.
Small depression under the legs of a rectangular shape
The non-standard variation looks more interesting. the whole screen is made of two levels, when the upper part hangs over the lower one (pictured below). In this option, you can mount a moisture resistant LED strip for backlighting. It should be interesting.
In two levels. unusual
The next option is to make part of the screen tilted. In the case of a profile, this is easy to implement. with a brick. it is almost impossible, with aerated concrete. it is possible, but difficult.
Inclined plane frame
What it looks like as a result
Another option is to raise the top edge of the screen a few centimeters above the floor. It will turn out on legs and no problems with legroom. But there are problems with cleaning. You can’t close the cladding high. it’s ugly, and if you leave a small gap, then how to clean it? Problem.
The screen under the bath can be made not to the floor
In general, of all these options, you can choose something most suitable for yourself, although they also make a dull flat screen on the floor.
It will be about how you can make a screen under the bath with your own hands so that it is functional, beautiful and convenient. Everyone has their own ideas about convenience and beauty. Therefore, we will consider possible options, and you yourself will decide how best to make it for you.
Special containers with many different shelves for storing, for example, household chemicals and many little things for the bathroom will help to organize the space under the bathroom correctly. It is much more convenient and pleasant to store household items in them. Such containers are even produced on wheels, which makes them easier to move under the bath.
Convenient shelves can be made under the bathroom for storing various household items.
A sliding bath screen is often equipped with stationary shelves, which also store brushes, sponges, all household chemicals and bath accessories.
Screen for a bathtub made of plastic panels: do it yourself
Having completed all the repair work in the bathroom, you will probably need to hide the communication pipes under the bathroom that are unsightly in appearance and spoil the entire interior. A great way to disguise pipes and all ugly corners is to make a do-it-yourself bath screen from plastic panels.
By making it more functional, for example, by installing various shelves in the formed free space, you can easily hide from prying eyes all household and household stuff. brushes, powders, gels.
Plastic screen under the bath: photo
Making a frame for a bath screen
So, you have chosen the shape and type of the screen you need, the next step is to make a frame for the subsequent installation of plastic panels. To implement this work, you will need the following details: a starter strip (usually the same color as the screen), a profile, dowels, glue “liquid nails” and, in fact, the plastic panels themselves. Installation of the frame involves the use of such tools: a clerical or construction knife, an electric screwdriver, a building level, a puncher, a square and a stapler.
The first thing to do is to apply the markings of the future supporting structure to the surface of the floor and walls. Using a spirit level, draw a line vertically where the screen will adjoin the wall surface. Consider the top edge of the tub as your starting point. From the resulting lateral lines to the side parallel to the location of your bath, draw another line equal to the thickness of the prepared plastic panels. For the convenience of installing the structure from the wall lines, it is necessary to lay appropriate marks and along the entire length of the floor surface along the length of the bath.
This is followed by the assembly of the front and side frame elements. To do this, measure and cut the bars or profile to the required length, dock them along the marks and secure. To make the frame more rigid and durable, make one or two additional transverse fasteners from the profile. In the case when the frame is made of wooden beams, screws and self-tapping screws can be used as fasteners. For the profile, specialized fasteners are used.
When installing the frame, you should also provide a place for the viewing window (if you plan to make one). For it, it is necessary to make additional jumpers in the established place of a vertical shape: awnings will be fixed on the right side, and furniture magnets on the left.
The frame of the sliding screen with vertical shelves suggests additional fasteners on which gas lifts are installed.
Curved frame for bath screen
To model the frame of the curved screen on the floor surface, the building level makes markings that accurately repeat the bends of the bath itself. A profile is laid according to the markings applied. in the places of bending along the lateral edge, cuts are made on it with a length of 10 cm. After that, a hole is punched in the profile and along the marked line it is fastened with dowels and screws to the floor surface. The upper profile is glued with glue.
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Assembling the screen from plastic panels
Technologically, assembling a plastic screen is a fairly SIMple task and is as follows. First, a starting strip is attached to the perimeter of the installed supporting frame with self-tapping screws. In places where the product will adjoin vertical and horizontal elements, a cut is made at an angle of 45 degrees. After that, strips are cut from plastic and inserted into the grooves of the prepared starting strip until the screen is completely filled. The plastic panels of the sliding screen are installed between the guides and the handles are glued from the outside. Corner joints are closed with plastic corners.
Sliding plastic panel
Installation of panels on a curved screen is somewhat different, because it is also necessary to take into account the bending angle.
- First of all, you should measure the height of the frame from the upper profile to the lower one. Then, using a charcoal ruler, measure the required length and, if necessary, cut a part of the panel with a drywall knife.
- On the outermost first strip, apply a small layer of liquid nails glue and fix a starter strip of the same length.
- Each subsequent plastic panel must be inserted into the grooves of the previous panel. From above, the plastic is fixed with “liquid nails” or staples, but only so that the outer side remains without holes. The bottom of the product can be fixed with self-tapping screws to the inner side of the aluminum profile.
Bath screen with shelves for storing household chemicals
Types of screens for a bath from plastic panels
Depending on the design, screens are made solid or sliding. Everyone is able to solve some of their operational problems.
Sliding bath screen
The SIMplest and most common solution for a bath will be a solid screen (pictured). It is easiest to do it with your own hands. However, the disadvantage of this design is that it tightly closes the entire space under the bathroom, including the water supply and sewerage pipes. If there is a need to repair or replace plumbing, then this screen will have to be disassembled.
A sliding screen is somewhat more practical than a solid one, but it looks less aesthetic. Making a sliding screen yourself is a little more difficult, but the result is worth it. In addition, niches for things can be attached in the space between the outer wall of the bath and the plastic panels. Shelves installed vertically on gas lifts are very convenient.
Solid bath screen
Before you start making a screen for a bath, you need to decide on its future shape.
So, there are three types of bath screens:
Original screen bezel
Original screen bezel
The screen under the bathroom can be made as a drapery or covering from fabric and other SIMilar materials. The main thing is to choose quick-drying polyester fabrics.
- Polyester materials serve well in damp environments.
- Membrane fabrics prevent fungus growth, allowing the space underneath to ventilate.
- Waterproof nylon materials. ideal for screen lining.
- Not a bad solution. covering the frame with artificial leather.
- Installation of panels with any finishing solutions that can withstand dampness is acceptable.
- Deaf / providing access to the space under the bathroom.
- Straight / curved.
- With / without foot recess.
- For a regular bath / for a bath with an unusual shape (triangular, etc.).
The screen providing access to the bathroom is made with sliding doors or with a built-in cabinet for household chemicals; can have vertically or horizontally opening cavities. It is advisable to equip vertical opening structures according to the principle of blinds or equip with gas lifts and other fixtures well known to furniture makers.
Plastic screen. MDF paneling
A screen made of MDF or plastic lining will be the SIMplest option, which will allow you to immediately get a finishing surface. The MDF screen is easily disassembled, and the plastic sheathing is the most economical. if any part is damaged, it can be replaced.
The plastic for shielding the space is attached to the frame, for the formation of which a 40 x 40 mm wooden bar or a metal profile is used. A moisture-resistant primer is required for wood.
Marking is applied along the perimeter of the bath using a plumb line.
Then a starting profile is installed on it, screwing it with self-tapping screws and strengthening it with a sealant or glue. The line for installing the frame should be laid along the entire length of the future screen. For a tighter joint of the lower part of the profile with the floor, it is imperative to use a layer of sealant. The vertical profile is installed every 60 cm. An additional rack is made where it is planned to place a drawer or shelves.
The frame also allows you to form a recess for the legs. For this, the frame is deepened in the shape of a rectangle under the bathroom by 15 cm. In the resulting niche, an inclined installation of plastic strips is permissible.
A profile or timber is also attached under the edge of the bath bowl. Its level is fixed by screwing the guides to the adjacent walls. To stiffen the structure, you need to fix the profile in the middle of the screen. This is especially important if a soft lining is used, which is easily subject to deformation and bends over time. You can fix the bottom profile that runs along the floor using glue or sealant.
- Cutting of MDF and plastic panels is done in advance. For working with plastic, it is convenient to use a cutter or a construction knife. The surface of the screen is taken from the panels, and where there should be a technological hole, a slot is made into which a grill or door is inserted.
In the finished plastic screen, it is also necessary to cut through ventilation slots (on the side where there is no “window”). The recommended slot width is 3 x 5 cm. The ventilation hole is covered with a plastic grill.
DIY bath screen
The screen serves as a screen for communications to the bathroom. Under it are perfectly hidden legs of a bathtub installed on lining, drain, sewer outlets, pipes. But besides the functions related to the aesthetics of space, the screen can also do other useful work. For example, serve as a support for the stability of the bath or be a closet for small things.
DIY bath screen
DIY bath screen
DIY bath screen
step by step instructions:
Brick screen base
To create a brick-based screen, you need to erect a half-brick wall under the bathroom. During the initial marking, it is necessary to take into account the thickness of the brick 2 cm of glue, the thickness of the tile, respectively, deepening the marks.
Brick screen base
Brick screen base
The masonry is performed with the offset of each next brick by half (by the way, you can also read about a brick bathtub with your own hands on our website). This will prevent the wall from collapsing. You need to leave the window for access to communications. The door is attached to the technological hole using canopies. It is impossible for the wall to be erected to be a support for the bathroom, since the top row of bricks should be 2-3 cm below the edge of the bathroom bowl. Mounting foam is poured into the gap, which seals the joint between the bowl and the wall.
Tile or plaster is suitable for cladding a brick base.
Requirements for the screen under the bath
- Any materials used for the screen-screen must provide easy, quick access to the sewer nodes located under the bathroom and other communications laid there. For this, a technological opening is required in the screen, which can be easily closed using a plug or a door.
- The space under the bath tub must be sealed from the rest of the bathroom floor. The area of the floor under the bathroom will thus be protected from moisture accumulation and the development of mold and mildew.
- The screen should not interfere with the approach to the bath: for this, a recess for the legs can be provided in it.
- The space under the bathroom, despite the screen, should be useful: for the rational use of the voids under the bath bowl or next to it, a pull-out drawer or cabinet for small things is installed before installing the screen.
Green screen under the bath
Complex shaped bath screen
Complex shaped bath screen
Complex shaped bath screen
For a triangular or corner bath, it is most convenient to make plastic or plasterboard shielding. Intricate shapes are ideally matched with mosaics that beautifully emphasize the contour of the bowl. The installation of curved screens also begins with the erection of the frame and then the sheathing is adjusted in place, in accordance with the smooth lines and bends of the bath.
The principle of a drywall screen is exactly the same as when working with plastic. First, markings are applied to the bathroom floor. Next, a frame is built from a metal profile or wood. But there is a significant difference: when installing a frame under drywall, you need to take into account that the finish also has a certain thickness. In particular, if it is planned to finish the screen with tiles, the frame must be “sunk” relative to the surface exactly the distance that the finishing layer will take. If the front material does not affect the wall thickness, then the projection of the frame onto the floor is performed along a plumb line.
It is necessary to fix the sheets, retreating from the edge of the bathtub and from the floor by a centimeter, in order to prevent the swelling of the gypsum sheet. Direct contact with moisture or a wet surface is contraindicated even for special drywall (remember, it is green).
To fasten the sheets, use black self-tapping screws, screwing them in every 15 cm along the upper and lower profile. Pay attention to the dimensions of the screws and the thickness of the profile: damage to the bath is not the best option for finishing work.
After completing the fasteners, the base of the screen must be primed entirely and sheathed with any material. It can be ceramic tiles or moisture-resistant wallpaper, film wrapping, decorative plaster. The voids at the floor and at the upper edge of the bath are filled with polyurethane foam.
Fastening drywall in a place where there will be a niche
Fastening drywall in a place where there will be a niche
Ready-made plasterboard screen with a beggar and sanitary hatch for tiling
Bath screen materials
The materials that you will use in the bathroom should not be afraid of water and moisture, temperature changes. It is also important that they are not subject to rapid decay from mold or mildew.
You can make the base of the screen from almost any building material, and then finish it on the outside to your liking. For cladding, plastic panels or tiles are used.
Homemade screen options:
Screen made of plastic panels
Homemade bathroom screen with cream shelves
Brick base with front tile cladding
The fastest way is the blind sheathing of the frame under the bathroom with MDF panels. The strips of plastic or MDF are biologically neutral and practical. These materials are easy to cut and bond together.
After erection, the brick base will need to be sheathed and plastered or glued to tiles. And before installing a wooden frame, the wood must be covered with a special impregnation to protect it from moisture.