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Sanitary Appliances

Wash Basins by Type

Pedestal Basins

  • installation hight - 800mm
  • used to screen waste fittings and service pipes
  • support the weight of the basin
  • The pedestal must be secured to the basin
  • the basin secured to the wall using woodscrews or wall supports as applicable
  • The pedestal is screwed to the floor
  • Available in a choice of 1 or 2 tap holes
  • full and semi-pedestals are available
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Wall Hung Basins

  • gives you more floor space
  • Available in 1 or 2 tap holes
  • The vast majority of basins are wall hung
  • basins are mounted to the wall with fixing bolts
    • sometimes called Thru Bolts or Fischer Bolts
    • do not come as standard with a basin
  • basin fixing frame such as this Prozone frame - for installation onto a thin stud wall where additional strength is needed
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Countertop Basins

  • Sometimes referred to as ‘sit on basins’
  • sit independently on a worktop surface
  • basins are very heavy once filled with water
  • Self Rimming Basin
    • fitted into a cut-out with its rim standing above the countertop
    • The rim must be sealed to the flat surface
    • No mechanical fixings are necessary
  • Undertop Fixing Basin
    • A cut-out to match the inner bowl shape is made in the countertop and the basin is clipped to the underside of the countertop
    • Primarily intended for countertops of real and simulated marble or other water-impervious material
  • Semi-recessed Basin
    • The basin fits part way into the countertop, leaving the front of the basin projecting
    • Suitable for all types of standard countertop material
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