Guide to Toilets

by Chelsea Oliver 3rd April 2017

yabsta plumbing guide to toilets united kingdom


When selecting a toilet, it’s important to keep a number of things in mind, from size to height, function and more. A full range of models are available today, including ones built for eco-friendliness, stylishness, ease of use and saving space. Read on to find out which one is right for you.




A toilet where the base fits against the wall and the cistern is hidden, often by a false wall or cabinet. Ideal for maximising space, the cistern is accessed via a face plate or access panel.


Features and Benefits

  • Surrounding space appears larger
  • Stylish
  • No support frame needed


Close Coupled


A toilet where the cistern is sitting directly atop the toilet pan, forming a compact unit situated low on the wall. These toilets often appear to be a single unit, though they are two separate pieces. They are one of the most popular models in the U.K.


Features and Benefits

  • Great selection of shapes and styles
  • Quick to install
  • Economical


Comfort Height


Taller than the average model, a comfort height toilet makes getting up and down more comfortable for the user, and is particularly useful for the elderly and ill.


Features and Benefits

  • 4 - 5cm extra height
  • Easily accessible
  • Less pressure on joints in the lower body




A corner toilet features a uniquely shaped cistern that allows it to fit into the corner of the bathroom.


Features and Benefits

  • Stylish
  • Ideal for small bathrooms


Dual Flush


A dual flush toilet is a high efficiency model (HET) that offers two different toilet flush volumes (low and full, for liquids and solids) to conserve water. A full versus a reduced flush uses typically 6 and 3 litres of water.


Features and Benefits

  • Two buttons or handles
  • Eco-friendly
  • Lowers water bill


High Level


The cistern of a high level toilet is fitted high on a reinforced or solid wall and connected to the base via a long flush pipe. It is operated by a chain pull.


Features and Benefits

  • Traditional look and feel


Low Level


The cistern of a low level toilet is affixed to a solid or reinforced wall at a low level, connected to the base via a chrome flush pipe. It is operated by a lever.


Features and Benefits

  • Traditional look and feel


Reduced Projection


A model with a shorter depth than average, which means it does not protrude as far.


Features and Benefits

  • Saves space




Also called wall-hung, the cistern of a wall-mounted toilet is hidden inside a piece of furniture or a wall, with access via a flush plate. These models are supported by a strong wall frame and they can be fitted to most, if not all, walls - even a stud wall.


Features and Benefits

  • Saves space
  • Can typically support approximately 200kg
  • Modern and stylish

Posted by ChelseO
Monday, 3rd April 2017, 05:24pm.
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