Finish in bathrooms should be easy to clean, hard to wear-tear and easy to maintain. It’s always a good idea to consult a manufacturer during planning process about the exact size, clearance, services and support required for selected fitting and fixtures.
The supply of water-using products including toilets, showers and other tapware is governed by a federal government initiative, the water Efficiency Labelling Scheme (WELS). Water-using appliances and fixtures must be registered and labelled in accordance with the WELS standard and be branded in accordance with AS3500.
In situ shower area may be formed on either compressed cement sheeting or concrete floors. Such shower areas may be sunken, hobbed or hobless and all must ne waterproofed. In situ shower areas may be finished with high – quality concrete or tiled.
Bath and spas are available in many different shapes, sizes and materials. The options are endless with more and more style coming up every day. The best is to contact the manufacturer who can guide on features and functions of each of them.
Shower-over-baths is used when there is limited space and client wants both shower and bath there. It is becoming a less popular option now a days.
Toilet pans are available in a number of designs:
As with baths and toilets, there are a huge range of basins on the market to suit almost every application. It is also possible to fabricate the basin as part of the benchtop with some materials. There is no standard size or shape for basins and they are often chosen within the same manufacturer’s range as the bathtub or toilet suite.
Type of basins are:
Special consideration must be made for gravity fed water supplies where ‘O’ rated mixes need to be used.
Taps, spouts and shower roses may be:
The two basic types of taps are spindle and handle and lever mixers. There are a variety of styles:
A fall to the floor waste is required and the floor wastes must be installed in accordance with the BCA details.
Bathroom accessories are available in a range of finishes to match almost any décor. They are important part of the projects and must be planned for to complete the design and functionality.
Mirror now a days are not just used for grooming aid but also to change the look of the room. Floor to ceiling mirror adds the illusion of height. A mirror can also be positioned to reflect private garden and bring outside in.
Towel rails can be manufactured from metal, timber or plastics. They are available in single, double or ladder rails. Towel rails usually mounted but can be free standing if wall space is not available, or placed on the back of hinged doors.