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Heating systems are absolutely necessary. In modern life, there’s simply no way to get around needing one. In the dead of the winter you need heat and warmth, and all year round you need regular showers and baths.

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Winter can be fun. Snow, Christmas, New Year, and all that jazz. Lots of spending time with family, drinking and having a good time. However, the weather can put a heavy strain on your heating systems, for a variety of reasons, and it’s the worst possible time for heating systems to go down.

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Bathroom Equipment and Making Sure You Find the Right Price


When it comes to sourcing bathroom equipment, namely fittings, parts and bespoke equipment, you need to make sure you find the best parts for the best prices, as well as making sure the parts in question are of the best possible quality, and that they match the style, and sizing, of your bathroom.

Posted on:Sep 5, 2016
Category:In House 
Posted by:isdigital

When selecting the right bathroom fittings and parts , as well as aesthetically making sure they’ll work in your bathroom, you need to think about sizing, especially in terms of precision and fit. Discovering you’ve a selection of mistakenly too small or big parts, fittings or equipment can really slow a bathroom project, and add a lot of unnecessary cost on top of what can already be an expensive project. Everyone wants their new bathroom up and running as quickly as possible, no-one likes the mess and hassle of construction work, and especially not using a portaloo!

When it comes to finding the right parts and making sure you get them at the right price, there are a few key things you have to bear in mind.

Use checklists to make sure you have everything

Buying as much as you possibly can in one shopping trip can get you a variety of reductions in price, and allows you to go full steam ahead with the project, without worrying about whether or not you have certain parts. Group the different areas of parts and supplies you need, then make extensive use of checklists. Cross-reference these checklists to find out what you can bulk order to make a saving. Generally, this’ll be things like piping and fittings. When you’re fitting your bathroom, you really don’t want to discover half-way through that you need to pop down to the local, potentially more expensive, hardware store to get more parts. Making good use of checklists will help avoid this.

Depending on the scale, budget and design choices involved in your new bathroom, you might find yourself needed bespoke or custom specialist parts, equipment and bathroom fittings . This doesn’t have to be an issue if you plan for it, make extensive use of the supplier in question, making sure to find out what other parts they can provide. As well as needing to plan for bespoke or custom parts or fittings, you also need to look at either hiring or investing in specialist tools that might be required in the installation. Again, there’s plenty of information and services that can help you with this online.

Bulk buying can save you a lot

The savings you can make from buying in bulk can be absolutely staggering. As well as this, making use of kits that provide all the necessary parts can be great value and very useful. Bathroom parts that you should look at buying in bulk include brass and metal piping, PVC piping and assorted smaller fittings and parts. A word of warning; when buying in bulk you need to be certain of quality and suitability. You really don’t want to end up with a couple hundred too-small fittings, especially if you’ve ordered from an online supplier who’s not all that accommodating when it comes to returns.

When you’re fitting your new bathroom, and sourcing the parts, equipment and fittings, there’s a number of things to bear in mind in order to get the best quality, and cheapest parts. Primarily, you just need to make the most of information available to you online, utilise help and clarification from expert specialist suppliers and make sure you get the best deal in terms of quality and price by comparing multiple suppliers.

Buying in bulk can be a great trick, especially when you compare bulk prices to smaller hardware store prices, it can be a pretty substantial saving. There are a number of parts that cannot be scrimped and saved on, such as bespoke and custom parts or fittings, so you need to make sure you’re using the best possible supplier or company for these, and find out if they can provide any other useful parts. As with anything like this, it just comes down to research, and being systematic.

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