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Basins are traditionally made from ceramic, although contemporary designs made of glass, wood, marble, and other types of natural stone are available. There are several common designs – full-pedestal, half-pedestal, and wall-mounted. Basins can also be supported by fitted units with storage cupboards underneath.

Basins are straight-forward to replace. We simply remove the old basin and connect the new one. When it is a new-build project or a basin is required to be installed in a new position, we will re-route water supply and drainage pipes.

When fitting wall-mounted basins, this rely on their fixings to support their full weight. Most manufacturers supply special brackets with wall-mounted basins. If none supplied, we will procure this fixings from the local building warehouse supplier. When fixing a wall-mounted basin to a stud wall, we insert new noggins to provide tim fixing points, also we modify the pipework to run through the wall at the same time.



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A cistern and a pan make up a toilet. The cistern holds the flush mechanism and water, which empties into a pan attached to the waste. Cisterns either match the pan and sit on top of it (close-coupled), or are connected to the pan by a pipe. The are made of ceramic, acrylic or metal. Some cisterns are designed to be hidden in the wall. Pans are usually made from ceramic with a vitreous enamel or stainless steel. They can be wall-mounted or floor-mounted. All pans have an integral trap – a U-bend filled with water – to prevent bad smells escaping from the waste pipes. Toilets connect to the waste pipe horizontally or vertically – adapters are available if a new toilet is differently aligned to the old.

Replacing and existing toilet is a straight-forward task for our bathroom fitters, because the supply and waste pipes are already in position. Before we are replacing the toilet, we remove the old one, taking care not to damage the outlet to the soil stack.

Moving or adding a toilet is a more complex job. You will may have to notify your local building control office if you are planning to modify your main soil stack and/or install new toilet.

Baths and Showers

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Baths can be made from a variety of materials. Enamelled steel and iron baths are cold to be touch. Steel baths are cheaper but chip easily, iron baths are expensive and heavy, but are long-lasting. Acrylic are light, cheap, and warm but can be scratched, and thin acrylic can be deformed by heavy loads of water. Composite resins are sturdy, but lighter than metal and warm to be touch. Other options include baths with water jets and air bubbles. Walk-in baths are also available with improved access for the elderly and disabled. A shower can be fitted over the baths, but there are situations when they can’t.

Bath dimensions cary widely, so first we will check a new bath if will fit in the same spot as the old. Another consideration with very large baths is whether is possible to manoeuvre it through your home to the bathroom.

Room to work is also very important – especially in smaller bathrooms. It will be necessary to remove the other fittings in order to remove the old bath and fit new one.


There is an enormous selection of shower designs on offer. To add a new shower to your existing suite, one option is to construct a separate cubicle for one if there is room. Alternatively, we can install a shower above the existing bath.


Choosing shower furniture

In some cases your main bathroom suite will come with a matching shower tray and cubicle as an optional extra. If you are not buying a new suite, then separate cubicles, trays and screens are readily available.

Shower cubicles

These are designed to fit particular sizes and shapes of shower tray. The structure of a shower cubicle usually relies on tiled area of the bathroom walls making up one or more of its sides. We use cement boards or Gyproc moisture resistant plasterboard on the walls that will be tiled inside a cubicle. Some manufacturers make all-in-one cubicles with a built-in shower. Alternatively, a walk-in shower can be created. Walk-in showers are a type of shower enclosures that fits into large bathrooms. A “drying area” separates the entrance and the shower, making a door curtain unnecessary. The walk-in shower it is fitted in the same way to a standard tray and cubicle. When fitting one, we are using plasterboard and cement boards for the internal walls of the shower. This provides the best possible surface for tiling and gives a fully waterproof finish (glass wall can be build too, instead of the ordinary stud walls).

Shower Trays

Acrylic, resin and ceramic shower trays are available. We usually install solid resin and ceramic trays on a bed of mortar, by doing this, a section of the flooring will be removed to accommodate the trap under the solid tray. But sometimes it is impossible, and when it is we build the tray up on a plinth or install an acrylic shower tray instead. Acrylic trays usually have adjustable legs and side panels, similar to a bath. They sit higher off the floor than solid trays, which means waste connection is easy, and removing sections of the floor is rarely necessary.


Choosing the right showers

There are several different of shower and it is critical that you choose one for your plumbing system. If you tank-feed hot water storage cylinder or a combination boiler we can fit a mixer shower for you. If you don’t have a cylinder, or if it does not store enough water, then you might go for an electrical shower. The power of both mixer and electrical showers can be boosted with a pump, but only if they are fed from a water storage tank.


Mixer Showers

These use a mixer valve to combine hot and cold water to the temperature required. Mixers need hot water to be red from a storage cylinder or a combination boiler.

Thermostatic mixer showers have a more sophisticated valve that remains set at the required temperature when you turn the water on and off, and prevents temperature fluctuation. Many thermostatic mixer showers have an automatic shut off if hot or cold supplies fail, and on some models you can set a maximum temperature.


Electric showers

These are fed from the cold-water supply – either from a tank or from mains. The water is heated to the temperature required within the wall-mounted unit of the shower. Flow is dependent on mains pressure and on the power of the shower installed – more power will heat water quickly and allow it to pass through the system faster.



A pump can only be fit your shower is fed from a tank. Pumped showers are known as “power showers”. Most tanks are large enough to feed one pump, but in households with more than one pumped shower, a larger or second cistern may be required. When we fit a pump, the installation requires a connection to the electrical supply, which we make it via a double-pole isolating switch.