This post is one in a series on remodeling small bathrooms. To access the lead post, please select the link in the prior sentence.
This post is also part of a short sub-series about the phrases of remodeling projects.
This post deals with the phrase of reframing, which is needed when either framing damage is found that needs to be repaired and/or the layout is being changed such that one or more walls need to be moved or added, even when the new wall is a pony wall.
The image shows reframing for a whirlpool bathtub.
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Typically a city building department inspection is needed after the reframing phase is completed, for what I hope is obvious reasons. Framing must adhere to strict codes in terms of distances between studs and floor joists.
In order for the city inspector to ensure the framing is done right is to see it, which can not be done once the sheet rock or concrete board has been installed on top of the framing.
Although technically the sub-floor and insulation is not part of reframing per se, those are both sufficiently small phases that they really don’t justify being a phase unto themselves, so I tend to lump them in here. However those tasks clearly need to be done after the inspector approves the framing.
If a framing inspection is needed as part of your remodel, that is good milestone to define for one of the progress payments.
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