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How to fit basin taps

How to fit basin taps

Whilst plumbing and installation is best left to a qualified professional, if you’re competent at DIY, you can still save time and money by fitting your new basin taps.

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How to save water in your home (was Understanding Heat Loss)

How to save water in your home

With the prospect of increased droughts, resources becoming increasingly scarce and the world warming up, saving water is a topic that is discussed and debated more frequently.

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Bathroom Layout & Measurement Advice

Bathroom layout and measurement advice

With any renovation or redecoration task, measuring and planning is a vital part of the preparation. But throw in tiling, plumbing and electrics and a bathroom refurbishment can suddenly become a lot more daunting. But never fear - here at VictoriaPlum.com we’ve put together this short guide to help you get started.

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5 Benefits of using Mixer Taps in the Bathroom

5 benefits of using mixer taps in the bathroom

The traditional way of filling a bath or running water into a sink involves two taps. One is connected to the hot water supply and the other to the cold water supply. In a mixer tap, you still draw from the hot and cold sources but these are combined into a single flow and come out of a single spout.

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A to Z Bathroom Glossary

A to Z bathroom glossary

DIY and plumbing jargon driving you round the bend? Find out what it all means right here, in our A to Z bathroom glossary.

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How much should you pay to have a bathroom fitted

How much should you pay to have a bathroom fitted?

Speaking to recommended bathroom fitters, they found out just how much you should spend on some of the most common bathroom jobs and got some handy tips from the experts too. To make sure your bathroom benefits from this expertise, here are some of their nuggets of wisdom:

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How to hide the plumbing in your bathroom

How to hide the plumbing in your bathroom

If your exposed plumbing is driving you round the bend, we've got some great little suggestions on how to hide it, or even incorporate it into your new bathroom design.

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How to fit a toilet

How to fit a toilet

Whilst plumbing and installation should be left to a qualified professional, if you’re competent at DIY, you can still save time and money by fitting your toilet. The following instructions are for fitting a close coupled toilet.

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Bathroom Flooring Advice

Bathroom flooring advice

Bathrooms are about more than just fixtures and fittings, and here at VictoriaPlum.com we’ll do our best to help you get every aspect of your bathroom up to standard.

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Bathroom Tiles Advice

Bathroom tiles advice

Tiles are the foundations upon which many great bathrooms are built, so it’s vitally important you get this bit right. Here at VictoriaPlum.com we’re dedicated to helping you build the perfect bathroom, so here are our tips for bathroom tiles.

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Bathroom Lighting Advice

Bathroom lighting advice

From applying makeup to brushing your teeth, there are numerous things you do in the bathroom which rely on clear visibility. Lighting is a key consideration but bathroom lights are about more than just clarity of vision – they’re about atmosphere too.

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How to save heat in your home

How to save heat in your home

Everyone wants their house and bathroom to be cosy and relaxing places, especially in the winter months. Losing heat from your home not only makes you shiver, but it’ll also make you quiver when it’s time to pay those heating bills. So how does it happen? And what can you do to stop it?

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Bathroom Heating Advice

Bathroom heating advice

When decorating a bathroom, it’s all too easy to spend your time thinking about the appliances, units, floor and wall coverings that you use – but what about practical considerations such as heating?

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Concealed cisterns: What you need to know

Concealed cisterns: What you need to know

When bathroom space is an issue, you might want to consider using a concealed cistern. These cisterns are easy to install and sit out-of-sight behind a wall or in a unit, attached to the toilet pan.

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How to fit a wooden bath panel

How to fit a wooden bath panel

The number of panels you’ll need to fit will depend on the size, position and type of bath you have. All straight baths will usually require at least a front panel (the long panel that runs down one side of the bath), but may also need an end panel (the smaller panel that runs along the end of the bath).

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How to fit a shower enclosure

How to fit a shower enclosure

There are a great variety of shower enclosures on the market for you to choose from, with different styles, shapes, and purposes. This article will tell you how to get whatever shower enclosure you went for all fitted in.

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How to fit bath taps

How to fit bath taps

Whilst plumbing and installation is best left to a qualified professional, if you’re competent at DIY, you can still save time and money by fitting your new bath taps.

3 min read
How to fit a pedestal basin (was Installing a pedestal sink & Fitting wash basins)

How to fit a pedestal basin

Whilst plumbing and installation is best left to a qualified professional, if you’re competent at DIY, you can still save time and money by fitting your new pedestal basin. Follow our step by step guide here.

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