Royce Morgan Baths Archive

Grand Designs – Woodbridge Revisit

We went back to the Woodbridge build last night, the story began six years ago when Lucie Fairweather and Nat McBride set out to build an affordable eco home for their family. However before the project got off the ground the couple discovered that Nat had cancer and within a few months had passed away.

However not discouraged by the loss of her husband, Lucie decided to carry on with the project with the support of family and friends and build the dream home the couple had envisioned. There were huge demands on widow Lucie who was now a single working mum who not only had to support her family but also work on the new home.

They set out to disprove misconceptions of eco houses at the time, with a modern and contemporary build which also has to fit into the tight planning restrictions of the area. The home had to be multipurpose for the family to live and work in, making the most out of the small site. The home was designed to be quite open planned and light as well as being functional for their two children.

For many people delays and problems come from building issues, not the death of your spouse, however with Lucie choosing to carry on shows, the determination which she had throughout the build process. There were some changes from the original design, to fit the new reduced budget, however Lucie did still manage to salvage a lot of the eco designs and keep costs down.

When revisiting this modern and eco build, we find that Lucie still loves the overall look of the home. The home shows how functional it is with the rooms changing use over the years to fit the families changing needs. However the heart of the home is still used the same.

The modern and light bathroom, featured a simple and seamless design with white tilling, interlaced with coloured lines from the walls and down the side of the bath and across the floor. Villeroy and Bock stock a fantastic range of brightly coloured tile which you can use to re-create a similar look, with colours of your choice.

Simple toilet, bath and sink in white. If you like the tilled bath idea, fit a Roca Contesa ECO Steel bath 1700 x 700mm bath with cladding around which you can tile. We also stock, beautiful and simple Grohe taps which offer the same great style found in this bathroom. For more ideas, seen in the show and others, please check out our Grand Designs page.

Grand Designs Woodbridge revists

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New Office Toilet for UK Bathrooms

One thing we noticed when we moved into our larger offices, was the toilet really wasn’t suitable. As a bathroom retailer, it had to be a showcase room so in December 2012 we set about updating it from the truly bad state it was in to a stylish modern toilet which was also functional and environmentally friendly.

UK Before an after

Like many old office toilets, ours looked in a sad state, as you can see below with beige tiles (coming off the walls in certain areas) dated sink and toilet and drab and dark lighting and a worn floor. So we had quite a challenge on our hands, good job we had some fantastic new products at our disposal!

UK Bathrooms Office Toilets – Before

before

The whole room had to be gutted, which included stripping back the old tiles on the walls, after removing the old tiles, we then discovered the original Victorian red brick tiles. Unfortunately they didn’t work with our new scheme, so we preserved them by tiling over them carefully. We also ripped up the flooring and installed new plumbing with a concealed cistern with wall hung frame. This was all boxed in neatly with the fan at one end of the room, so all the plumbing will be hidden as you can see below.

A Blank Canvas

Floor pre tiling

We tiled the back wall, where the wall hung toilet will go, with some lovely feature tiles, which came from our sister company Ripon Interiors, they are a Grey Mosaic sheet, by Atlas Concorde.

Feature Wall

Feature tile goes on

The rest of the room was tiled with “Trust” in silver, by Atlas Concorde again from Ripon Interiors. And the floor tiles from the Atlas Concorde Trust range were laid. As you can see from the image below, we are on the home stretch; the Roca Dama-N Wall Hung Toilet with Soft Close Seat is fitted and the radiator from Redroom is hung on the wall. The vanity unit from Roca which is part of the newly released Victoria N range is fitted alongside a tall storage cabinet from the range and the mirror also from Roca is hung on the wall.

Nearly there

almost finished!

As you can see, the new toilet, looks so much better, brighter cleaner and most of all welcoming. Everyone in the office is so much happier with the new bathroom and it’s much better when we have visitors. Not only does the bathroom look better, it also performs better. It’s much more ecological, saving water with the duel flush on the toilet and the water saving tap. Finally, the office cleaner also prefers it, as it is so much easier to clean!

Finished Toilet

photo 4

Finale 2

So what do you think? Inspired you to remodel your dated bathroom? If so check out the range we added:

Roca Dama-N Wall Hung Toilet with Soft Close Seat

Geberit Cistern

Geberit Sigma 50 Flush Plate

Roca Victoria N Tall Unit in Oak

Roca Victoria N Vanity Unit in Oak

Roca Victoria N Mirror

Roca V2 Basin Mixer Tap

Roca Radiator

Atlas Concord Trust in Silver Wall Tiles, Atlas Concord Mosaic Sheet in Grey Feature Wall, Atlas Concord Trust Floor Tiles all available from Ripon Interiors.

Taps and Toilet flush

 

 

 

UK Bathrooms Wall Hung Toilet Suites

We aim to provide you with a one stop toilet shop, for wall hung toilets. You are now able to purchase wall hung toilet suites on our website which include; toilet with seat and cover, frame, cistern and flush plate. There are a number of variations available to suit your bathroom needs.

Here at UK Bathrooms we sell a wide range of top quality toilets from leading bathroom manufacturers which are included in this selection. Items sold as part of the toilet suite package not only save you time when ordering and convenient, but will also save you money. With the wall hung toilets including fixtures and fittings being cheaper when bought as part of a package from our site.

Choose from Vitra, Roca or Laufen wall hung toilets and either a high quality Geberit UP200 0.82m frame (low height) coupled with a KAPPA20 dual flush plate in chrome or a Geberit UP320 1.12m frame coupled with a SIGMA01 dual flush plate also in chrome.

Wall hung toilets are a convenient option for any modern bathroom, as well as being stylish, they are also practical, fitted with water saving duel flush systems. Save money with UK Bathrooms.

UKB Toilet suits

Grand Designs Watch – The Old Cinema

Our favourite home design show is now back on the TV, so we will be eagerly watching episodes of Grand designs every week for products available on UK Bathrooms which are featured on the show. Hopefully giving you some home improvement inspiration.

This week’s grand project is a decaying classic 1920s cinema which is in Thorne in South Yorkshire. Gwyn and Kate are looking for more space for their family and originally wanted to knock down the whole old building. However the local council refused them permission, so instead they are setting out on a restoration project to make this building into a family home.

The house was filled with tons of concrete, as they created a new modern interior to this classic building. The stark contrast modern concrete design and the traditional façade of the building made an interesting and beautiful home for the family.

This week the light and airy bathroom mixes modern and classic styles, the classic double ended curved bath from Royce Morgan and the Britton Curve S30toilet stand out against the modern brickwork tiled wall and dark tiled floor. Our Grand Designs bathroom suite featured this week is ideal for a modern or traditional bathroom.

Grand designs Srs 9 ep 1

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About bathroom sinks

There are a variety of bathroom sing and these can be pedestal, vanity, wall hung or cloakroom style all come in various shapes as well as size. You can choose a simple functional sink, a 21st century modern contemporary sink, Victorian or Edwardian classical line, all a matter of personal preference and taste of course. Naturally they all do the same function service, but it is how you like to view them and one that is appropriate to your bathroom and home it does require some thought before you decide though. We suggest that before you make any decision, you should think about the size of the room, who uses it, how often, is it just to wash your hands or is it for all the family to use? Will you require storage; have a wish to hide all the pipework, or do you want something that is that bit different? No matter what kind of sink that you require, you can be certain that at the UK Bathrooms sinks web page you will find something that is just right whether you have a super modern sleek and luxurious bathroom, or something more traditional, for example if you want a space saving cloakroom sink take a look at the Roca that’s a modern rectangular design with the tap at one end and only 250mm deep, we have a sink to fit your requirements.

Roca Furniture Gap Basin Unit single door

Re styling your cloakroom or en-suite to a stylish and modern wash room is made very easy with the Roca Gap Furniture bathroom units. The units are clean looking and display very subtle lines, not unexpected when you consider that they were designed by Carlo Urbinati.

One advantage that the Roca The Gap Furniture Collection offers is that it combines the basin, which is sold as a separate item, with the base unit as one complete product. The unit is offered in 7 sizes from 350mm to 650mm. with three different colours Beige, White and Grape. Soft close drawers are standard on the larger units to suit basins 650, 600, 550 and 500mm complete with a polished chrome handle. The smaller units have a side hinged door with central shelf. These units will give a classy look to the room and also give maximum storage in the bathroom without compromising on style.

Roca Orbita Countertop Basin

Ideal for a “his and hers” en-suite or bathroom, these delightful Roca Orbita Countertop Basins come in two sizes and shapes. With these it is possible to choose either similar are different styles if you are considering a double basin vanity countertop. In keeping with the minimalist modern styling, the countertop basins do not have tap holes or overflows. The sizes offered are 630(w) X 420(d) X 100(h) in milround shape, these stylish basins are in stunning high gloss white finish, and in keeping with other Roca products are chic and minimal, with the use of sharp lines and rounded curves which enhances the overall look of any suite. To compliment the new basin you can buy contemporary taps, and waste fittings which can be found on our web pages. This is one of a range of Roca products which are stocked by us and we are confident that you will not be disappointed with both the look and feel of them.

Roman Collage Hinged Curved Bathscreen

Shower curtains can provide a cheap and easy way to have the benefit of an Overbath shower if you do not have the room or facilities to have a shower cubicle fitted in your bathroom. However, curtains do have a number of drawbacks and fitting a designer shower screen has to be the best way if you have an Overbath shower system.

The Roman Collage Bath Screens are well designed products offered in a number of options, manufactured from 8mm thick glass and are available in a straight or curved design. It features a bottom rail and deflector strip, making it capable for use whilst power showering, finished in either a silver or white frame at a height of 1500 mm above the bath.