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The standard design of WC consists of three items of what is known as ‘ware’. The first is the pan, then, the cistern and last of all the lid.

Below is a list of 5 styles of WC:

Low-level:
The name indicates the height of its cistern. With a low-level WC, the pan is floor mounted with the cistern mounted separately on the wall. A short flush pipe connects the cistern to the WC. When it comes to the height of the seat, the most common height for the pan of that type of WC is 400 mm, but if you need a higher seat position, for taller people with difficulty sitting or rising, there is a growing variety of heights and shapes produced to suit individual needs. Kilburn Plumbers can fit all types of WC designs.

High-level:
In this model, its pan is the same as a low-level design but the cistern is mounted high on the wall with a longer flush pipe. This is more commonly used in commercial establishments, although some nostalgic styles are still arranged with high-level cisterns, usually with a polished brass delivery pipe connecting the pan to the cistern.

Concealed:
The concealed design, sees the pan standing on the floor but the cistern is hidden behind a partition wall with only the flush mechanism showing. A Kilburn Plumber is familiar with the concealed type of WC.


Wall Hung:
The wall hung WCs pan is sat on brackets secured to a wall, which creates an open floor space beneath the loo. This design is predominantly used on the continent but it has had some popularity growth in Britain of late. Many designers see this toilet as the definition of a stylish bathroom.

Close-Coupled:
This WC is normally fitted to the floor with its water cistern sitting on an extended platform at the rear of the WC pan. Its cistern is fixed directly to the WC using a washer to guarantee a watertight seal. There is no visible pipe between the cistern and pan. “

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