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Hello, as we have been in the industry for over 100 years between us,

we use this area to pass on advice on problems and new products which might help those problems.


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How to convert a 1 outlet shower valve to a 2 outlet valve

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You do it by using this product below

Grohe Tempesta System 210 1 to 2 Shower Outlet Conversion Kit 

Convert your one outlet shower valve to a 2 outlet shower valve with this kit

To do this you will need a 1 outlet shower valve be it concealed with a wall outlet

or a bar shower valve with a hose connection below.

The hose at the bottom of the picture (which is flexible) then connects to one of these.

This then goes through the Grohe Tempesta system 210 and can either be used to

use with a handshower on the rail or the fixed head above.

You can switch between the 2 with a diverter handle at the bottom of the rail.

All in all it is a superb idea in a slightly complicated German way (or at least the picture is).

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Why do you need a right or left handed toilet?

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Below is a right hand exit toilet this is because the soil pipe enters it from the righ hand side.

The other side of the toilet pan does not have a hole cut out of the side of it.

These are not common products in the bathroom industry but they are sometimes necessary.

This is because sometimes the soil pipe cannot go either under the floor or through an outside wall.

So therefore it has to run on the inside of the bathroom wall.

It is not an ideal scenario as you will be left with some boxing in in your bathroom,

but this can be prettied up? by tiling it and putting plants on the boxing in.

At least these Saneux toilet that have cut outs are dent looking in the first place.

This is because Saneuc individually cut out the toilets to order at their Croydon warehouse.

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Shower door adjustments - whats it all about?

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The bathroom industry is very odd sometimes but it does kinda make sense if you follow the logic through.

Shower doors are where the most mistakes are made in the bathroom industry happen and what the most arguments are about.

Customers in our shop often ask "why does a shower door say 1400mm so why is the adjustmet on the doors 1370 -1395mm

Well this came about as builders often made a space that was 1400mm but when the tiles and adhesives are put on that often comes down to 1380mm 

So if you really do have a 1400mm space after the tiles are on then you will have a problem finding a door to suit.

Our advice on this is to not buy you glass until you know what space you have got .

Or give your builder the adjustment of the doors you want to get and then it is down to him to make sure that is the space you end up with.

Also to measure at the bottom, middle and top of any wall that the enclosure is going in as not all walls are straight.

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At last a tall mans basin

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For a laugh at work they put a basin up ridiculously high on a wall and asked me to use it.

They were all shocked when it was actually perfect for me.

If i had my way this would be the height i put my basin at home,

and anyone smaller that 6`5 could use a step :)

You can see that behind me is a basin at a "normal" height

It just goes to show that you can have a wall mounted basin whatever heigght you want :)

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what not to get on valentines day.... a love bath

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Just don`t do it please as it really would be most uncomfortable and horecdously expensive

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Do you need a totally covered toilet roll holder in your wetroom?

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A customer asked us this the other day as they were worried the toilet paper will get damp.

Our answer is in simple terms is that unless the water falls directly on the toilet roll holder then no.

The reason for this is that steam is much more likley to cause dampness in a toilet roll.

We have fitted loads of wetrooms and this has not been a problem for us so far.

The secret to a good wetroom and not having lingering dampness is the extractor.

So the moral of this tale is not to skimp on the extractor, get a really good one.

If there is a chance of some water splashing on to the toilet roll holder then get a covered one.

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Where have all the wall mounted basin mixers that swivel gone

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The most annoying thing about wall mounted basin tap is that you hit your head on them bending down to wash.

That is why our customers often want to have a tap spout that can be moved away from the head before you bend down.

There was a time not long ago that nearly every major bathroom brand in this country

had somewhere in it`s ranges a wall mounted basin mixer that had a swivel spout.

But these seem to be like the dinosaurs now and have long since been extinct.

However some of our customers are using two Zucchetti wall mounted basin mixers that swivel in their bathrooms.

There is no reason why a kitchen mixer cannot be used for a basin as they both have the same connections.

The Two Zucchetti taps are from the Pan and Isystick ranges of tap mixers.

At least if you do go for one of these, you know they are made to a very high standard in Italy.

 

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How to replace a slider rail slide rail kit in your bathroom

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Well this is not as easy as it seems (unless it is just on your wall and not on your tiles).

If it is just on a normal painted wall then just take the old kit off, fill the holes and put the new one on.

But if your slider rail is on tiles it is not quite as easy if you can buy exactly the same slide rail kit

If you can`t buy the same rail then you are in a world of pain, because then you have to find a rail with the fixing points.

The fixing points are where your slide rail was screwed into the tiles.

Although most slide rails say they are adjustable, what they really mean is that the handset holder moves up and down the rail.

But we do a adjustable fixing point bathroom slide rail kit that might solve your broblems.

The fixing points can be adjusted between 400mm to 860mm so that should cover nearly every one.

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Should we order our bathroom before Brexit?

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Well the easy awnser to this is yes...... well i would say that as i work in a shop

My reasoning is that if it is a messy Brexit then normally all your bathroom goods are imported into Britain.

The better manufacturers are in Europe and if British bathroom companies have to pay an import duty

to get taps and shower valves in, then you can bet they will pass those 10 or 15% increases on to us and us to you.

The argument for not buying your bathroom now is if the housing market goes into to steep decline and you are worried about your job.

But basically if you are going to do your bathroom soon any way then i would advise doing it before Brexit.

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A slide rail kit that has adjustable wall fixing mounts to 860mm

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This rail has adjustable wall fixings that can be moved up and down the rail from 400mm - 860mm

This means that it is great for replacing a previous slide rail kit as most slide rails have fixed position wall fixings.

This is a very unusual product in the bathroom industry and highly sourght after as no one wants to drill new holes into their tiles,

and fill the old holes left by the previous slide rail kit. To buy this kit please click on the link below

400mm - 860mm Adjustable Wall Fixings Slide Rail Kit

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