Over the last decade there has been a rapidly increasing trend in bathrooms in Britain for the use of wall hung sanitary ware with hidden plumbing. Wall hung toilets and basins give the optical illusion of more floor space and are also more hygienic allowing for the floor to be easily cleaned.
With the new product ranges available, this approach using hidden plumbing and wall hung fittings is far more pleasing to the eye than floor standing equipment and unsightly exposed pipework.
Using this approach can give bathrooms that ‘designer magazine’ look however, caution is needed as the work needs to be done in an intelligent and well planned way. Hiding the plumbing in the wall and shelf cavities has long been a concern for installers as access to pipework in the event of a problem is foremost on their mind. However these fears are less of an issue than ever before with clever product developments like multifunctional flush plates, one piece cisterns and tiled access hatches.
Take a look at some of the excellent products available from the Swiss manufacturer Geberit; www.geberit.co.uk