What is a Back-To-Wall toilet?
Back-To-Wall (BTW) describes a toilet
that is fixed rigidly to the surface of a supportive wall. The cistern is attached directly to the wall allowing for the waste
pipes to be hidden.
What is a Closed-Couple
of the toilets you see are Closed-Couple, this means that the cistern is attached directly to the toilet pan.
What is a Corner Fitted toilet?
This a great space saver toilet. As the name suggests,
this toilet fits into the corner of the bathroom or cloakroom.
What is a Wall Hung toilet?
A Wall-Hung toilet is attached to wall, this allows the toilet to be elevated off the floor. These toilets can be
attached to load bearing walls but can also be installed and supported by a steel framework, which means that they can be
fixed to any wall within the bathroom.
is a countertop wash basin?
There are many countertop sinks around at the moment. These sinks sit on top of your vanity unit with the plumbing
housed inside. They come in varying materials, glass, marble and porcelain. Very stylish but if you are considering a countertop
sink, its worth bearing in mind the extra space it requires.
What is a Semi-Recessed wash basin?
A Semi-Recessed wash basin is integrated into a vanity unit, but unlike the Countertop, it will over hang the unit.
The plumbing will be housed inside the vanity unit. Using bathroom furniture together with Semi-Recessed wash basins provides
ample storage for all those bottles, jars towels and soaps that tend to accumulate in the bathroom.
What does W.C. mean?
W.C. stands for water closet, but is more widely known as a toilet.
What is a 4-Piece Bathroom Suite?
Your 4 - Piece Bathroom suite comprises of the 4 individual pottery
fixtures; the toilet pan and cistern, the wash basin and pedestal. A 5 Piece Bathroom Suite has the addition of a bidet.
What is the difference between a Cloakroom
Suite and a standard bathroom suite?
A Cloakroom Suite is smaller than an the standard bathroom suite, it comprises of a basin and toilet usually more
compact in size.
What is an En-Suite
En-Suite Bathroom is a bathroom that is usually attached to a bedroom.
What is a Concealed Cistern?
You would probably find a Concealed Cistern in a Back-to-Wall or Wall Mounted toilet. The cistern and water chamber
is hidden from view usually within the bathroom furniture or in the wall cavity.
What is the difference between a top-flushing and a side-flushing toilet?
A top-flushing toilet is usually operated by a push-button
flush. This pushable fitting usually comes with Dual Flush as standard. This provides the user with 2 flushing strengths and
allowing the user to be more economical with the water. A side-flushing toilet operates with a single handle on the side of
What is the difference between
a Full and Semi Pedestal?
A Pedestal is the support underneath your wash basin. A Full-Pedestal runs vertically from the wash basin to the
bathroom floor. A Semi-Pedestal is wall mounted and is designed to conceal the pipe works.
What is a Walk-In Shower Cubicle?
A Walk-in Shower Cubicle refers to an shower enclosure that doesnt
have doors or any form of framework.
does "adjustment" mean in terms of my shower cubicle?
Rarely are walls in houses perfectly square, particularly in older
houses. The Adjustment allows your fitter to adjust the shower enclosure to fit comfortably into the space.
What is an Adjustable Shower Tray?
Sometimes floors in houses can be uneven, in addition
if you have a concrete floor you may require room under your shower tray for you plumbing. Therefore an Adjustable Shower
Tray is supplied with changeable feet so the user can adjust the height and make sure the tray is level.
What is a reversible shower door/ panel?
This item can be used if rotated or turned upside
What is a Bi-Fold Shower Door?
The shower door consists of two panel
that concertina together when the door is opened. Whilst one end stays in a fixed position, the other runs along tracks allowing
What is a Corner-Entry Shower
doors on a Corner-Entry Shower Cubicle open from the corner point of the shower. The cubicle is usually square in shape with
2 sliding doors.
What is a Hinged Shower
Shower Door swings open rather than having sliding doors on rails.
What is the difference between a Pentagon Shower Cubicle and a Quadrant Shower Cubicle?
Imagine if you will a square shower
cubicle with one corner sliced off. A Pentagon shower has five sides, two of which fit into a corner area. The remaining three
consist of two panels and a door. This is a great space saver.
A Quadrant Shower Cubicle is quarter circular
in shape and designed to fit in to a corner space, with a curved glass screen and sliding doors. An Offset Quadrant Shower
Cubicle is a rectangular shower with an angled corner at one end.
What is the difference between a Square and Rectangular Shower Cubicle?
A Rectangular shower cubicle will usually comprise
of a shower door and 1 side panel if enclosed by two solid walls; alternatively an end panel. The Square Shower Cubicle is
an enclosure that fits a square area in the bathroom, generally comprising a door and a minimum of 1 side panel.
What is a Bath Screen?
A bath screen sit in the edge of the
bath, and is usually required with shower/bath to prevent the spillage of water. Most bath screens are made of toughened safety
glass. They are sometimes made in curved glass, plain and even patterned.
What is a Side Panel?
A Side Panel or End panel is a screen that attaches to a shower door at 90 to create a shower enclosure wherever
a side wall isn't present.
an In-Line Shower Panel?
If you are installing a Rectangular Shower Enclosure you may wish to use an In-Line Shower Panel attached to a shower
door in to increase the size of the cubicle.
is a Slider Door?
A Slider Door operates by running along a guide track in order to allow access and is generally used in corner entry
rectangular and quadrant cubicles.
is an Inset Shower Tray?
Inset Shower Trays and Floor Standing Tray is a low tray suitable for a wet room. The thin tray will sit directly
to the floor and therefore needs to be installed where access to plumbing is available.
Is the glass safe for use in a shower?
Most shower screens, panels and cubicles are made
from Safety Glass as standard.
Safety Glass is tougher and thicker than standard glass, increasing both stability
and user safety.
What is a Bath Shower
Bath Shower Mixer works equally well as a bath mixer and a shower, with water distributed through either the tap or shower
What is a Bridge?
A Bridge is the horizontal connection
between the hot and cold water taps.