Posts Tagged ‘bathroom’


Bathroom Ceramics: How Close is Too Close?

August 8, 2017

The bathroom / toilet / loo – whatever you call it, one thing’s for definite: it’s private, isn’t it?

Clearly, whoever had this put in, didn’t think so! Is this what they mean by “close coupled”?



We rather thought this arrangement went out with the ancient Roman public latrine (see photo), but apparently not.

Roman latrine in Ostia, Italy

Roman latrine in Ostia, Italy

Mind you, a form of privacy can be easily created…

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Click images to enlarge

Have YOU seen any wild and wacky bathroom arrangements? Feel free to tell us (use the Comments option)  – or even send us a pic?


Comfort and Safety in the Bathroom: Doc M Packs for Mobility Needs

July 18, 2017


Are you needing to install toilet facilities for an older person or for someone with mobility difficulties? TBS can help.

We stock the Arley Comfort Doc M Pack. The “Doc M” bit refers to a government Building Regulations document of 2010, which covers issues of access and sanitation. If you’re interested, you can access the whole document here.

As in the picture, the pack contains:

  • Low Level Pan, Cistern & Seat. The pan complies with the requirement to flush 6 litres. The overall height with the seat is 480mm, as required by Document M.
  • Padded Back rest
  • 4 Grab Rails. These are available in white or blue (the blue is better for visually impaired users).
  • Swing Arm, also in white or blue.
  • Sequential Basin Mixer Tap
  • 1 Tap Hole Wall Mounted Basin

All this comes at the attractive price of only £390. Not much, really, to provide comfort, safety and security in the bathroom.


Plumbing: It’s All in the Detail, Right?

June 9, 2017

As we all know, it’s those thoughtful touches that make a job just right.

Which clearly isn’t what happened in these pictures!

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Click on images to enlarge



white-trash-repairs-try-to-fall-off-again-you-stupid-thingSo tastefully done!

Have YOU stumbled upon any more examples of plumbing fitting that didn’t quite work? Got any pics? We’d be happy to give them an airing here on the blog!


Amazing ‘Under-Sea’ Bathroom Design

April 11, 2017


We’ve all heard of having a themed design, but how about this for a bathroom? The ‘Blue Planet’ look.

The porthole window, “Yellow Submarine”- inspired bathtub, the frogman helmet / periscope suspended ornament (it is an ornament, isn’t it?) – someone’s put a lot of creative thought into this.

And some tradespeople have put in a lot of hard labour, too. That’s some pretty nifty mosaic work!

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