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Glossary


 A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

 

 


A

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B

Back to wall toilet - fits tight up to furniture unit, false wall or stud wall. A cistern concealed within the unit or boxed in the wall connects to the pan by a short flush-pipe.

Basin - see sink.

Bath Panel - panel that sits along the side of the bath to provide a neat finish and hide the pipe work.

Bidet - is an item, similar in appearance to a toilet, however it projects water that is used for personal cleaning.

Body Jet - a jet of water that images from a shower panel.


C

Cistern - the area in which water is held for flushing of the toilet. Sometimes known as tank or closet.

Close coupled toilet - water sits directly on top of the toilet pan, which is fixed to the floor, and the cistern is fixed to the wall.


D

Double Ended Bath - taps and plughole are postioned in the centre of the bath allowing seating at both ends of the bath.


E

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F

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G

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H

High level toilet – has a cistern that is mounted high on the wall and connected to the pan by a long flush-pipe, the flush is powerful and operated by a pull-chain and handle.


I

Inset Sink - a sink that is sunk into a vanity unit or countertop.


J

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K

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L

Low level toilet – has a cistern, which is fixed above the toilet pan to the wall, and is connected by a short flush-pipe. The cistern is most likely operated by a lever on the front of the cistern, and due to the height of the cistern (and gravity) the flush will probably be more aggressive than that in a close coupled toilet.


M

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N

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O

Off-set Corner Bath - bath shaped to fit into a corner of the room with curved outside edge which is tapered at one end to fit the space available.


P

No entries.


Q

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R

Roll Top Bath - top edge of the bath is rolled to give a smooth rounded finish.


S

Semi-recessed Sink - a sink that is partially fitted into a unit or countertop, where the front of the basin protrudes from the fitted area.

Showerbath - a shaped bath that is built specifically for containing a shower at one end.

Single Ended Bath - taps and plughole are at one end of the bath, seating position at the other end of the bath.

Sink - an item used for containing water that is fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe.

Slipper Bath - traditional style freestanding bath, where the seating end of the bath has a far higher side than feet end of the bath.


T

Thermostatic shower - shower where the temperature is regulated so that it remains constant.


U

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V

Vessel Sink - Contemporary plain bowl often placed on a countertop.


W

Wall hung toilet - suspended or hanging toilet - is fixed tight up to the wall but does not reach to the floor. The cistern is concealed within the unit or wall connects to the pan by a short flush pipe.


X

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Y

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Z

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