Buyers Guides Buyer's Guide

From deciding between a freestanding or inset bath to selecting the right tiles, colour scheme and bathroom furniture, realising your dream bathroom poses many questions. Thankfully, our comprehensive buyer’s guides combine inspiration with practical advice and tips, giving you all the answers you need to ensure the whole process is a breeze.

Designed with all types of budgets and bathroom sizes in mind, from modest to majestic, you’ll find expertise covering all four corners of your bathroom from top to bottom. We’ve even produced jargon busters to help you understand all the tub-talk lingo!

Bathroom Lighting jargon buster

There are lots of technical terms used to describe different types of lighting and light fittings, so if you’re feeling a little lost amongst the terminology, check out our handy jargon buster.

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What do I need to know about bathroom heating before I buy?

The bathroom is quite unlike most other rooms in the home as it has different requirements when it comes to keeping warm; it is usually damp and humid, we are often undressed in there, it is the first place we visit when we get up in the mornings, and it is smaller than other spaces in the home. All these factors - and more - make for some very specific heating requirements.

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I want to know everything about... bathroom radiators

Bathroom radiators come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, materials and types and it can be difficult to know what to choose. The decision to purchase a particular type of bathroom radiator takes into account personal taste, budget, space considerations, safety, timescale for installation, energy efficiency and many other factors. 

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Bathroom Heating what other fittings will I need?

When it comes to choosing your bathroom heating solution, there are a whole host of decisions and choices to be made to ensure you get the right heating system for your bathroom. Once you have decided on a heating system for your space, there are a handful of other fittings you’ll need to purchase alongside the system itself. 


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Bathroom Heating jargon buster

We know that not everyone is as passionate about bathroom heating as we are, so to save you puzzling over any terms, check out our jargon buster which explains any terms which may be unfamiliar.

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Freestanding or inset?

When it comes to choosing a new tub you’ll really feel spoilt for choice. One of the best ways to start narrowing down the list is to decide whether or not you want a freestanding or an inset bath. This decision will largely depend on how much space you’ve got to play with. Any bath is the centre piece and focal point of a bathroom, so it’s best to choose something that’s going to work well in the space. 

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Straight, corner, L-shaped or P-shaped?

Space is one of the main things to keep in mind when it comes to choosing a new bath. The size and shape of your bathroom will influence the size and shape of your new tub. While more generously sized rooms offer the luxury of choice, smaller or more awkwardly shaped rooms will need slightly more consideration. 


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Single or double ended?

Style and appearance are important when it comes to selecting your new tub and, of course, you’ll want it to be the perfect fit for your bathroom. More important than style, however, is practicality. It’s important to consider how you’re going to use your tub before you invest.


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