Things To Know Before You Start

Before starting any renovation project it is important that Building Regulations for the relevant state or territory are researched and followed so that each renovation is compliant with current regulations. Click below on the State or Territory for a link to the current legislation.

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Panels

All Wet Wall Works’ wet wall panels are 10mm thick overall and are supplied individually wrapped with a clear plastic protective film (to be removed after fitting).

  • 1000mm (w) x 2400mm (h)
  • Tongue & Groove Edge Detail
  • Weigh Approx. 11kg

Accessories

Wet Wall Works profiles come in 2400mm lengths and are available in Black, White, Silver, Grey & Sand (unless otherwise indicated).

It is recommended that Wet Wall Works Silicone Sealant and Adhesive is used for all installations.

Storage

Wet wall panels should always be stored flat to avoid bowing. Drastic changes in conditions can cause the panels to bow and twist irreversibly.

Wet wall panels should NEVER be stored outside. Panel adhesive should be stored in cool dry conditions between 5 and 25 degrees Celsius.

DIY Bathroom Wall Panel Installation

Bathroom renovations can be challenging, but our DIY bathroom wall panel installation option makes it simpler and more accessible than ever. We understand the hassles you face when renovating your bathroom: coordinating multiple tradies, dealing with the mess, and contending with the lengthy timelines of traditional tiling. With DIY bathroom wall panel installation, you’re in control. We provide you with all the guidance and resources you need to transform your bathroom into the sanctuary you envision. It’s a cost-effective, hands-on approach that allows you to take charge of your project and see the results firsthand.

Discover the ease and satisfaction of DIY bathroom wall panel installation and get started on your bathroom transformation today.

Benefits of DIY Installation

Ready to take charge of your bathroom transformation? Discover the benefits of DIY Installation, where you’ll find simplicity, savings, and the satisfaction of a job well done.

Say goodbye to complex renovations and costly professionals. Our Bathroom Wall Panels are designed with YOU in mind. With just basic tools and our easy-to-follow bathroom wall panel installation guide, you can transform your bathroom into a haven of style and functionality. Whether you’re a seasoned DIY enthusiast or a first-timer, our comprehensive guide will walk you through each step with ease.

Tired of waiting for contractors and dealing with unpredictable schedules? Take control of your bathroom renovation timeline! With our DIY bathroom wall panels, you choose the pace, ensuring that your dream bathroom becomes a reality precisely when you want it.

Wet Wall Works prides itself on top-quality materials and craftsmanship. Our bathroom wall panels not only look amazing but are also 100% mould-resistant, waterproof, and backed by a reassuring 10-year warranty. Your investment in quality starts with us.

Unleash your inner designer! Our range of contemporary and classic designs, textures, and patterns offer boundless possibilities. Create a bathroom that’s uniquely yours, where every detail reflects your style and taste.

Don’t break the bank on expensive labour costs. With DIY bathroom wall panel installation, you’re in control of your budget. Say goodbye to surprise expenses and hello to a beautiful, affordable bathroom.

We prioritise your safety and success. Our bathroom wall panel installation guide is comprehensive and easy to follow, ensuring you’re well-prepared for each step of your DIY journey. We provide tips, recommendations, and precautions to make your project smooth and safe.

Planning & Preparation

Before undertaking any type of wet wall panel installation, it is always wise to carry out a degree of planning that might save a lot of time and grief later. Below are some helpful tips.

Walls

Wet Wall Works’ wet wall panels can be installed on almost any surface, including plasterboard, existing tiling, concrete, chipboard, plywood sheeting and plaster, providing the surface is sound, plumb, and level. Some surfaces do require pre-treatment before installation. Tiles should be de-greased, fresh plaster should be sealed with a proprietary PVA sealer, and wet areas should be treated with paint on liquid waterproofing membrane as per Australian Building Standards.

If the walls are not plumb and level, this can be achieved by using softwood timber framing (min. ex 50 x 25mm).

The timber framing should be fixed horizontally, supporting the wall panels at the top and bottom and at a minimum of 500mm centres between.

The frame should be packed out where required using spacers or packing wedges to achieve a plumb and level surface. Additional framing should also be provided where heavier items are to be fitted through the wall panels.

Services

Necessary pipework should be fitted, and short tails left where they are to pass through wall panels. Electrical cabling should be in place and routed to avoid subsequent fixing points.

Shower trays and baths should be fitted in position; these should also be sealed in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Tools & Accessories

Tools and fixings that you will need for wet wall panel installation include:

  • Fine tooth hand saw
  • Measuring Tape
  • Pencil
  • Safety Glasses
  • Silicone Gun
  • Stanley Knife
  • Wet Wall Works Panel Adhesive
  • Wet Wall Works Silicone Sealant
  • Spirit Level
  • Safety Gloves

Installing Wet Wall Panels

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Please Note: Appropriate PPE should be worn when using hand tools and applying silicone.

Cutting Internal Corner Trim

Step 1

Measure, mark, and cut the internal corner trim to the desired panel height with a fine tooth hand saw.

Installing Internal Corner Trim

Step 2

Place the internal corner on a level surface and apply adhesive to the outer edges of the trim. Position on the wall and apply pressure to achieve a firm fixing.

NOTE: Internal trims have an 18mm void; therefore, when fitting panels to an internal corner, the panel will need to be cut accordingly.

Marking Panel for Installation

Step 3

Using a tape measure, measure the top, middle and bottom of the wall that the panel is being fitted to and transfer these measurements to the panel – using a pencil and a spirit level, run a pencil line down the non-decorative face of the panel.

Sawing Through Panel

Step 4

With a fine tooth saw, carefully cut through the panel following the line marked.

Fitting Panels into Trims

Step 5

When fitting the wall panels into trims, ensure to cut off the tongue or groove to ensure a tight fit.

Dry Fitting Panels onto Wall

Step 6

Dry-fit the wall panel onto the wall (with no adhesive) to ensure a good fit, and then place it somewhere safe (ready for final fitting).

Applying Adhesive to Wall

Step 7

Apply a good amount of adhesive to the wall (recommended 1.5 tubes per wall panel).

Fixing Panels in Place

Step 8

Fit the wall panel to the wall and apply even pressure to smooth out all air pockets.

Repeating the Process

Step 9

Repeat this process for each panel to be fitted.

Cutting End Cap Trim to Height of Panel

Step 10

Measure, mark and then cut the End cap trim to the desired height of the wall panel with a fine tooth saw.

Applying Adhesive and Fitting End Cap Trim

Step 11

Apply Adhesive to the back of the trim and fit it into place (the end cap trim slot directly behind the panels.

Sealing Gaps with Silicone

Step 12

Silicone any gaps around any fixtures or fittings as required.

Installation Tips

Adhesive Application

When applying adhesive to the wall, we recommend applying a thick bead just inside the perimeter of the wet wall panel dimension and then zig-zagging down the middle. Wet Wall Works recommend that one and a half tubes of adhesive should be used per full wet wall panel.

Adhesive & Sealant Beads

By cutting the nozzle of the panel adhesive or silicone tube at an angle, you direct the flow to make application easier. The higher up the nozzle you cut, the larger the diameter of the bead that will be applied.

Sealing at the Bottom

A three-to-four-millimetre (3–4 mm) gap must be left between the bottom of the wall panel and the top of the shower tray or bath. This can be achieved by using packers during the wet wall panel installation process. The gaps should then be sealed using Wet Wall Works Silicone Sealant, ensuring that the silicone is forced into the void.

Sealing Apertures & Cut-Outs

A clearance gap of 2-3mm all around should be allowed where pipes or fittings come through the wall panel and even where collars are to be fitted. The gap should then be filled with Wet Wall Works Silicone Sealant.

Fitting Through Wall Panels

Fittings such as shower attachments, screens, towel rails etc. can be fixed directly through the wall panels using suitable fixings. Heavy items will need solid fixing points behind the panels to provide the necessary support, these should be considered when planning your installation. 

Product Care

Keep wet wall panels out of direct sunlight. DO NOT use any abrasive materials or bleach-based cleaning fluids on our panels. Only mild detergent and warm water should be used with a soft microfibre cloth.

Read our blog post, Pro Tips for a Flawless Wet Wall Panel Installation for more installation tips.