The ideal sized space in front of
the bath, basin, WC and bidet to allow standing/sitting room and room to
Box rim WC
The rim of the WC bowl carrying the
water is a tube with accurately positioned holes in the underside. Bowl
cleaning is superior because the water flow is used more efficiently and
the operation is quieter. Not all WC's have a box rim.
BSIO means that the cistern has a
bottom inlet supply and internally overflows through the WC pan
eliminating the need for unsightly pipework.
Specially designed bathroom
furniture conceals the cistern, supports the basin and hides pipework,
creating storage space into the bargain. Easy to clean and great for
compact family bathrooms. The WC and bidet may be described as
Ceramic disc taps/technology
Taps which can be turned on or off
with just a quarter turn. Ceramic discs inside the tap create o watertight
seal and drip-free "off" position.
Close coupled WC
The underside of the cistern rests
directly on the back of the bowl creating a compact unit with a low
overall height. Some contemporary designs appear almost like a single
The cistern offers the option of a
water saving or full volume flush. Current UK flush volumes are 4 and 6
litres of water.
Low level/High level WC
The cistern and bowl are separated
by a flush pipe and the cistern is fixed either high on the water or
Hot and cold water are mixed and
delivered through a single spout.
Offset corner bath
A design with one side longer than
the other. Useful when a standard corner bath would be too large for the
Porcelain enamelled steel bath
The ultimate in durability and
rigidity - and guaranteed for 25 years (UK and Ireland). Choose from
standard and heavy gauge.
Quarter turn taps
Taps which can be turned on full by
rotating the handle through 90 degrees.
A fitted basin which is
semi-recessed into a vanity unit or a range of units. May be more
comfortable to bend over that a fully recessed vanity basin.
Single lever taps
A single monobloc tap with a lever
handle that controls water flow and temperature.
Three hole mixer taps
Separate hot and cold handles blend
water through a central spout.
Vanity basin (Countertop)
A fitted basin with only it's rim
standing above the countertop.
Vanity basin (Undercounter)
A fitted vanity basin completely
surrounded by a countertop, where the basin is clipped to the underside of
Indicates the degree of porosity to
water of a piece of bathroom sanitary ware. Low levels of vitrification
can lead to cracks in the glaze.
The WC seat is designed with a lid
that 'wraps over' the seat producing a stylish, easy-to-clean, comfortable
Unlike a standard pedestal the
'semi' is mounted on a wall and does not reach the floor. When installing
a semi-pedestal the basin must be fixed to a loadbearing wall. If in doubt
seek professional advice.