Wicked cisterns

All too often tucked away behind the loo, or even hidden in the wall, cisterns can be the Cinderella of bathroom interior design.

But it needn’t be so.  Choosing the right cistern can really lift your scheme.  It can make a grand statement or simply add some essential period detail.  Replacing a cistern with a hand-crafted period design creates a real centrepiece for your bathroom and is more cost effective than replacing a bath.

So we say it’s time to bring cisterns out of the shadows and into the limelight.  Here’s a few which we think will steal the show.

 

TRTC Metropolis Black Ceramic Cistern £270 
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Add some Edwardian drama to your bathroom with the High Level Traditional Satin Black Cistern exclusively from The Remarkable Toilet Company.  Hand finished in the UK, this traditional design echoes the grand style of the early 19th Century.

 

 

TRTC Art Deco Aluminium Cistern Black £600  

Art Deco Satin Black Aluminium Cistern 480mm x 215mm x 275mm 02Conjure up the Roaring Twenties with this Art Deco style Aluminium Cistern, available in a number of finishes including Black, Ivory, Primed or Polished. Hand cast at our UK foundry, this cistern is exclusive to The Remarkable Toilet Company.

 

 

TRTC Traditional Wooden Cisterns from £400

TRTC Oak Cistern In SituStep into the woods with a crafted Mahogany or Oak cistern. Or have it painted in your chosen colour, selected from the Farrow & Ball range.  Made in our UK workshop, from real wood, our cisterns are available with straight or tapered edges and lids.

Ask about bespoke: We can create variations of our wooden cistern to meet your particular requirements.  Contact us to discuss your plans.

 

Burlington High Level Chrome Cistern Cut Out 03Burlington Chrome High Level Cistern £499

Mirror Mirror on the wall!  This super chrome cistern is a real show stopper.  We offer a hand-picked selection of quality Burlington bathroom pieces, each one  lovingly crafted and hand finished using the finest materials and manufacturing processes.

 

 


imageIf you have a grand design for your bathroom or WC, talk to us. As well as our existing wide range of products, we can create everything you need for your perfect bathroom. Simply order online or talk to our toilet imagineers about your ideas:  call us on 01362 684102 or email info@remarkabletoilets.com.

 

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Royal flush … how we helped create a regal cloakroom

When it came to giving their cloakroom an uplift, a family in Marlborough, UK, had a very grand design. Having just moved into a Georgian former rectory, they wanted a scheme that stood up to the grand proportions of their Grade II listed home. However, with four school-age children, and this being the main ground floor cloakroom, it needed to be both practical and easy to maintain.

SimpsonsThroneToilet02.jpgThe family first made contact with us to enquire about the TRTC Throne Toilet. They’d fallen in love with the idea of creating a regal atmosphere for their ‘smallest room’ and felt that this would be the perfect centrepiece.

Our Throne Toilet is available in a variety of finishes including Oak and Mahogany.  Or we paint it in a Farrow and Ball colour of the client’s choice. In this case it was felt that the warm tones of Oak would help to create an authentic scheme.

Once the toilet had been chosen, the client asked us to help to source some key bathroom interior elements to bring their ideas to life. They wanted to create a true regal experience, while maintaining the understated elegance of their Georgian home.

The cistern – a glance at the photo and it’s easy to miss a vital element of any traditional toilet scheme – the cistern. To ensure that the Throne remained the centre feature, the plumber cleverly suggested concealing a high level cistern into a false ceiling, with the pull chain descending from above. This neat solution is a real space saver and would work well in any space where there is sufficient ceiling height above.

A graceful pull – It is always the details that create the finishing touches in any scheme. To complete the installation, we supplied the TRTC Grace Brass Toilet Pull, which we had cast from an original and finished by hand at a small UK foundry.

 

Wall covering – To source a wall covering befitting of such a splendid space we turned to Timorous Beasties and their wonderful library of vintage-inspired prints with a modern twist. The Napoleon Bee Wallpaper was the obvious choice and adds a hint of French elegance.

 

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Finishing touches – For final details, we supplied a free-standing toilet roll holder which matches the Throne for grandeur. Intricate detailing, coupled with elegant scrolls in wrought iron, added another dimension to the space.  The family chose a Burlington-style ornate basin and opted for a fabulous chequerboard flooring.

 

 

 

We feel that this room is a proper tour de force in cloakroom design. A grander small washroom would be hard to find.


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If you have a grand design for your bathroom or WC, talk to us. As well as our existing wide range of products, we can create everything you need for your perfect bathroom. Simply order online or talk to our toilet imagineers about your ideas:  call us on 01362 684102 or email info@remarkabletoilets.com.

What makes a bathroom Victorian? Our top essentials to create your own

The Victorians were first to bring bathing into the comfort of their own homes. For those who could afford it, the creation of a room for personal pampering was the utmost in luxury. The really well off could even install heated water, plumbed-in baths and ‘water closets,’ creating a sheer haven for personal indulgence.

Not surprisingly the Victorian bathroom became the ultimate statement in grandeur. The idea caught on, the fixtures and fittings came down in price, and more households took their bathing inside. Bathroom elements such as the claw-footed bath and decorative vanity cabinets became smaller, designed to fit into snug spaces. The days of public baths and outside ‘privvies’ were numbered.

Despite the modernist trends of the 20th Century and minimalism of the 21st, our romance with the Victorian bathroom has endured. All over the world, a free standing bath, a finely painted cabinet and a decorated toilet are essential elements for bathroom luxury.

So if you’re creating a Victorian bathroom, or wishing to add some opulence to your space, here are our favourite elements for an authentic, luxurious scheme:

The TRTC Mahogany Floral Complete Toilet System

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We created the TRTC Floral Toilet from an original Victorian design, maintaining the original vibrancy of colour and intricate pattern detailing.  The perfect centre piece for an authentic Victorian scheme.

 

Traditional Wooden Round Toilet Seat Dark Oak White BGTRTC Traditional Wooden Toilet Seat, hand-crafted in Dark Oak, adds to the sumptuous feel of the Victorian closet.

 

 

 

Floral Multicoloured Pan, Metropolis Satin Black Cistern, Antique Gold Flush Pipe & Black Arcade Seat 01 White BG

 

TRTC High Level Brass Flush Pipe, Brass Cistern Brackets for intricate design details in the finish of choice for Victorian bathrooms

 

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Burlington Carrera Marble Top and Basin with White Aluminium Washstand with Shelf

This exquisite piece is crafted and hand finished with exceptional care using the finest materials.

 

 

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TRTC Wood Panelled Bath with Steps

The ultimate statement in bathing luxury, this wonderful bath is based on an original Victorian design.

 

To create your Victorian bathroom, simply order online or talk to our toilet imagineers about your ideas. As well as our existing wide range of products, we can create everything you need for your perfect bathroom. To make your bathroom design a reality, call us on 01362 684102 or email info@remarkabletoilets.com.

Historical info and image thanks to www.victorian-era.org

Start with your finishes

Ensure your bathroom is finished to perfection with our range of toilet flush pipes.

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Finishes first

We know how important it is to begin your design with the finishes that make it perfect. For toilet flush pipes we offer Chrome, Brass, Antique Gold, Antique Brass and Antique Copper. This choice of finishes offers everything you need to create an elegant, individual space for your bathroom.

Prices start from £120, and you can see our full range here.

Simply order online or talk to our toilet imagineers about your ideas.   As well as our existing wide range of products, we can source everything you need for your perfect bathroom.

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Choosing the right toilet system

Our Toilet Imagineers take the mystery out of loo hunting

Fitting a new toilet system is easy. The trick is to make sure you choose the system – the combination of toilet pan, flush pipe and cistern – that is right for your space and your design scheme.

With lots of options and different names available on the market, this can be daunting. So here’s a simple guide.

In essence, toilet systems are broken down into these categories:

High Level System 

High Level Cistern

The traditional form, comprising a toilet pan connected to an exposed cistern  with a long flush pipe. The cistern usually sits high on the wall, safely secured on metal brackets and uses a pull chain, or push rod as its flushing mechanism. Typical height from the base of the pan to the top of the cistern is approximately 2.3m, making this system an ideal choice for spaces with high ceilings.

 

 

 

 

 

Angled high level cisternIf you fancy a High Level Toilet System but have a window in the way, there’s a simple solution.

An Angled High Level Flush Pipe Kit simply connects the cistern to the toilet pan at a right angle.

 

Medium/Low Level System

Medium level cistern

A more petite version of the High Level system, this uses a shorter length of flush pipe to connect the pan and cistern.

It  comes with either a lever or push button flush mechanism and is ideal for spaces that crave a traditional feel but lack headroom.

Traditionally the cistern may have matched the china of the toilet pan, however there are now many types of  woodenmetallic and patterned varieties readily available.

Close Coupled System

Close coupled cisternA combined toilet pan and cistern where the cistern effectively sits on top of the toilet pan to blend seamlessly and form a single unit.

Flush mechanisms for close coupled systems tend to be either by lever or push button.

Back to Wall System

Wall cisternThe toilet pan sits against the wall and the cistern is concealed.

This is a firm favourite in hotels and minimalist bathrooms.

 

 


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