WC Toilet Units
The modern WC toilet unit today is designed to accommodate back to the wall or toilet pans which are hung, in this case the unit will house the frame for the WC pan to be hung. The design of these modern toilet units will ensure that your toilet will look modern and very streamlined, with the advantage of a shelf behind, useful for items such a spare toilets rolls or it can be used as a decorative surface.
These modern units also have the advantage of disguising the cistern without having to put this behind a false wall; also it makes it easier if any maintenance to the cistern is required. We offer a wide selection of toilet units from well-known brands in a range of designs and finishes. With the demands for water saving, naturally many of the toilet units are equipped with a dual flush system which ensures that water used is kept down to an absolute minimum. The toilet units can, in many cases, be supplied in a number of colours, these range from traditional white, even down to black for a contrasting and contemporary looking unit. For the smaller room we can supply a number of space saver toilet units, these are particularly useful in cloakrooms where space may be at a premium or if you are fitting an en-suit bathroom.
Toilet units buyers’ guide
Are you looking for a new loo? If you’ve revamped your bathroom and need a new toilet or even if you’ve just got fed up with the old one, you might be on the hunt for a new unit.
Traditionally, a toilet isn’t really a pretty thing to look at. They are a functional thing needed in every home but they’re not usually known for design and you certainly wouldn’t make a feature of one!
But in modern times, toilets have become more attractive as well as practical. And the ability to use a unit surrounding the pipes and cistern of your toilet gives you the chance to hide the unsightly fixtures that come with your toilet.
Toilet units come in wood, acrylic and metal and can give your toilet a sleek look and really make it part of the overall decor of your bathroom, rather than just a practical addition.
You can also get designs with shelves behind the toilet or a cupboard to give you extra storage space, if needed.
Colours and materials
Wood gives your bathroom a touch of warmth, using materials like oak and walnut, and it will lend a more traditional feel to your room. If you want to make a bold statement, a brightly coloured or dark coloured unit will contrast against the white of your toilet and make it more of a feature in your room.
A glossy finish like acrylic is another option, but these high-shine materials do tend to attract dust and show up marks, so it might not be too practical if you have little ones in your home!
Benefits of using a toilet unit
One of the main reasons people choose to install a toilet unit is to hide pipes and cisterns. These are a necessary part of your toilet but even though design has come a long way since the invention of the loo, they are still not the most attractive things to look at.
With a toilet unit, you can just keep the toilet itself visible and hide the plumbing within an attractive unit.
Another good side to installing a toilet unit is that there is less hassle involved. Usually, installing pipes and cisterns means drilling frames into the wall or fitting a partition to cover the back of a wall mounted toilet. While the pipework is hidden, it can still be easily accessed if you need to do maintenance or repairs.
Large or small
There are a wide range of toilets and toilet units available, so you can rest assured there will always be something to fit your bathroom space. Typically, units are between 76cm and 85cm tall and about 50cm to 70cm wide. There isn’t much variation in these standard sizes but it is always worth carefully measuring the space you want to install your toilet unit to make sure your chosen unit will fit.
If you’re thinking about adding a toilet unit to your downstairs cloakroom or en suite, but don’t think you'll have enough space, think again. There are a number of space saving designs which will fit into your cloakrooms or smaller bathrooms to give you a sleek look without using up the floor space. Some designs even come with built-in cupboard space, so you can save space while also clearing away the clutter from your cloakroom.
Eco-friendly designs help you save the planet – and money!
As saving water by using less is important to many homeowners, most of the toilets sold as part of a toilet unit package come with a dual flush design. This means you can use either four or six litres of water per flush, which cuts down on waste and keeps water use to a minimum.
Types of toilet unit
There are so many different toilet units in all colours, sizes and styles from well known and trusted brands.
For a sleek, but also warm, look choose the Roper Rhodes Breathe back to wall toilet pack. This complete package takes the hassle out of buying and installing a new toilet, as it includes everything you need while also adding a designer feel to your bathroom.
The solid wood effect wall unit can come in white, Mali or Pale Driftwood to fit any type of bathroom design and decoration. This package comes with a modern, square style pan with a matching soft close toilet seat and cover. The rear unit has a worktop space for extra storage and comes supplied with a side or bottom inlet cistern and dual flush button. This means you can unpack this toilet unit and set it up straightaway, as all the components are included.
The Ideal Standard Concept Space toilet unit comes complete with extra cupboard space to give you more storage in your bathroom. Designed to be used with both wall hung or back to wall Concept Space toilet pans, the toilet unit package conceals your cistern and pipes while also adding some style to your bathroom.
As well as saving space and neatening up your bathroom, this toilet unit comes with an eco-friendly dual flush cistern which uses four or six litres every time you flush it. The wooden unit itself comes in six different finishes – gloss white or grey, American oak, elm or dark or gloss walnut. This means you have the choice between sleek and contemporary colours and design or more traditional, earthy wood tones.
This unit has a handy left hand storage cupboard where you can stash spare loo roll or cleaning products out of sight. There is also a worktop available for this design, but it is sold separately, so bear this in mind when purchasing.
Another Roper Rhodes design, the Valencia, adds a touch of class to smaller bathrooms with its compact size. The 50cm wide back to wall toilet unit hides pipes and the cistern without taking up too much space, making this particular model perfect for cloakrooms or bathrooms with limited space.
The unit comes in a clean white finish and the package includes a pan, soft close toilet seat, laminate worktop, chrome push button and cistern. The cistern comes in either a side or bottom inlet.
For a more natural look in your bathroom, choose the Ideal Standard Create toilet unit. This unit comes in either oak or walnut with a laminate or solid surface and will complete any bathroom – either traditional or contemporary.
There is a worktop available but it must be bought separately from the unit itself and the wall mounted or back to wall toilet and bar handles on the unit must also be purchased separately. However, the unit itself comes fully assembled, which makes installation quicker and easier. It includes a dual flush button and cistern.
If you want a toilet unit that fits with both a toilet and a bidet, the Roper Rhodes New England unit does just that. This simple design will fit in with any bathroom and the unit can be matched with other furniture and fittings in the New England range to create an entire bathroom suite.
Access panels in the back to wall unit let you get into the toilet pipework and cistern, making it easier for repairs or maintenance.
This toilet unit package includes a cabinet but doesn’t include a worktop. The toilet and cistern must also be bought separately.
For a striking, stylish design, choose the Burlington back to wall toilet unit. This sleek looking toilet unit hides all the unsightly pipes while also adding a feature to your bathroom itself. You can mix and match colours in this installation to create a bespoke suite that suits your taste and decor. The cabinet itself is sold with three matching solid tops in three different colours, so you can choose whichever you like.
The package comes with a concealed cistern and ceramic lever, so you have most of the fittings to create the toilet unit easily.
Burlington are known for creating elegant, traditional styles and a Burlington toilet with matching toilet seat will need to be bought and installed separately to finish off this toilet unit.
If you’re looking for a new toilet unit or want to hide the pipes and cistern around your existing back to wall toilet, then you have a huge range of products to choose from. These packages come with as little or as many features and fixtures that you need, so you can mix and match to meet your requirements.
Want to streamline your bathroom or create a statement? Colours are available to conceal your cistern and pipes, while also adding that touch of style and elegance to your bathroom, en suite or cloakroom.
For the best toilet units from trusted and well known brands, look no further.