Close coupled toilets are the most common type on the market, featuring a cistern fitted directly to the pan (closely coupled together). They are supplied in both contemporary and traditional designs to mesh well with any décor. For smaller bathrooms, short projection toilets are an ideal choice to enhance space – they won’t intrude on any surrounding fixtures such as bathroom vanities, towel warmers or radiators. You can identify this type relatively easily as they have a shorter depth than standard. Comfort height toilets are taller than standard, making them a perfect option for those who are less mobile or the elderly.
If your toilet can be connected to an existing branch of the soil pipe, it is a relatively easy task to replace your old toilet. Should you be hoping to install a new toilet elsewhere in your home, you’ll require the help of a professional plumber to connect into the main soil pipe.
Fitting a toilet in a new en-suite area can potentially cause issues as the waste will require re-routing. A standard waste pipe typically measures 3.95” in diameter, and it is straightforward to route this large bore pipe from the toilet to the drain when a house is initially built, but can be far more difficult once the internal walls have been erected. To avoid this problem, you can fit a macerator to the back of the toilet to pump the waste away in a 0.85” diameter pipe. Small pipework is easier to box in or position between floorboard joists. Considering that electrical connections are involved, and to avoid any potential building regulation violations, it is best to enlist the services of a qualified electrician. Macerators will tend to cost between $275 and $300, with electricians usually charging around $75 for this type of work.