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Cheapest place to order bathroom suite online, UK


 
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julioarca

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:28 pm Reply with quote

Decided to replace bathroom suite, need a 1600 bath, toilet, sink.

Where's the best / cheapest place to order, probably online?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:16 pm Reply with quote

B and Q and Focus suites about 200 if you want something cheap and fair quality. icon_biggrin.gif
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billy bob

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:41 pm Reply with quote

Why is it that when it comes to peoples plumbing and heating they always want the cheapest!
You bath or shower quite a few times a week, its about hygiene, you need heat to keep you and your family warm and you need hot water

These are important things in Life, why do you always want cheap, do you always look for the cheapest holiday, or the cheapest car, or the cheapest clothes,

I doubt it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:54 pm Reply with quote

Caveat Emptor. The bathroom is a significant chunk of the house, and cheap cheap suites and taps do give a lot of problems.

Do a little research = look at some big-name stuff, and compare with the 200 bathroom suite. See how bendy the bath is, what's supporting it, whether the cistern is vertical, what's inside it, what the taps feel like.

There's some real rubbish out there.
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Hugh Jaleak

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:26 pm Reply with quote

I must echo ChrisR's sentiments, "See how bendy the bath is, whats supporting it,"

I sat in A & E one evening with my ex who wasn't very well, when a couple came in with their 10 year old daughter. Poor lass was in the bath, her foot had gone straight through the bottom, and her lower leg had then become trapped. She was unable to remove her leg from the bath, the Fire and Rescue Service had to be called to free her.

She suffered quite severe lacerations to her leg, and was obviously in a great deal of distress. Bath had been recently fitted, supplied by one of the sheds. I dont know the outcome, but for a 10 year old to do this the bath has to have been very poor quality to begin with.

FWIW Screwfix do a budget suite, this has a steel bath. Although im not familiar with this suite, steel has to be superior quality to any cheap plastic rubbish thats out there. Also as Bahco said, the budget B & Q suite is worth a look. The bath is of a reasonable standard, and the W.C. cistern has syphon flush rather than flush valve.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:09 pm Reply with quote

julioarca wrote:
Decided to replace bathroom suite, need a 1600 bath, toilet, sink.

What's your budget? Who's doing the work?

Quote:
Where's the best / cheapest place to order, probably online?

Let's make this easy for us all. You find the suite you like, at the price you like, post the details here (preferably with URLs), and we'll tell you whether or not it's completely sh1te.
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AlF2008

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:24 am Reply with quote

I've fitted 4 of B&Qs Madrid suite and to be honest I've not had any real problems although they are not the best looking but for 300 you cant expect too much. The plug operating mechanism on the sink is badly designed but apart from that its pretty good.
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GasMan1965

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:33 am Reply with quote

You get what you pay for !!

I would NOT guarantee anything to do with a B&Q suite apart from the pipe work which I supply of course icon_biggrin.gif

I went to a Madrid suite which had been fitted 1 n half yrs ago,, the taps were shot and need replacing, icon_rolleyes.gif
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AlF2008

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:48 am Reply with quote

3 of the ones I fitted were still 100% working after 3, 4 and 5 years respectively (4th was a temporary solution which was removed after a few months).

I wont be fitting one in the new house as we want a really nice suite and the existing one is good enough (after being resealed) for now. I'd say it very much depends on why the OP wants the cheapest suite possible. If they are moving and just want something new to tidy up the bathroom or are seriously restricted financially then they should do fine.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:00 pm Reply with quote

billy bob wrote:
Why is it that when it comes to peoples plumbing and heating they always want the cheapest, you bath or shower quite a few times a week, its about hygiene, you need heat to keep you and your family warm and you need hot water these are important things in Life, why do you always want cheap, do you always look for the cheapest holiday, or the cheapest car, or the cheapest clothes, I doubt it.


It is strange how people want to skimp on things like heating.
Landlords especially want a cheap boiler in. Yet when it breaks down
after 2-3 years wonder why? Similarly cheap plastic taps.
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squeaky

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:19 pm Reply with quote

try better bathrooms.com. Havn't fitted one of their baths but a few toilets and basins- all seemed fine.
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45yearsagasman

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:11 pm Reply with quote

I've used Plumbworld for several pieces and found then competitive and reliable.
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shill528

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 8:08 am Reply with quote

Bahco wrote:
B and Q and Focus suites about 200 if you want something cheap and fair quality. icon_biggrin.gif
Yeah JT Dove do a really good quality complete suite from 188+ inc, fully plumbed cistern, taps and waste icon_biggrin.gif .
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