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Overview FElIx MArA weST HAMPSTeAD HOUSe, LONDON COUSINS WOJCIECHOWSKI ArCHITECTS THe wriTerS, SPiTALFieLDS, LONDON OrMS ArCHITECTUrE DESIGN THe APPreNTiCe STOre, BATH THrEEFOlD ArCHITECTS
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This month we look at some new kitchen and bathroom products, focusing on developments in digital technology and touch on changing regulations, standards and guidelines.

John Pudney’s classic book The Smallest Room, a humourous romp through the history of the WC, now needs not only a postscript, but also a new title. WCs, along with bathrooms and kitchens, are becoming larger and more sophisticated. Going digital Developments in digital technology are principal drivers. Grohe Ondus Digitecture, winner of the 2010 red Dot ‘best of the best’ design award, is a new system of digital modular elements that allows users to decide their preferred water temperature and pressure, and then programme it using a device that memorises the selection. Features include a pause option that temporarily stops the flow of water and instantly re-starts the supply at the same temperature and flow rate, saving water. The flat Digitecture panel allows all plumbing and fittings to be concealed in walls and the range includes hand showers, extra-large ceiling showers and body sprays. Digital controllers are available for all draw-offs, along with integrated accessories and digital WC actuation, which harmonise with the rectangular glass tiles. Something in the water Even for the less environmentally-conscious, there’s something not quite right about buying plastic mineral water bottles in bulk. Grohe blue’s filtered water system provides high quality water straight from the tap, eliminating the need to buy bottled water. It has a carbon filter, which removes hard metals such as lead and copper, improving taste and smell, even in hard-water areas. Taps contain two waterways, producing unfiltered mixed hot and cold water as well as filtered water. Cartridges last up to six months, filtering 600 litres of water and lED displays blink repeatedly when a cartridge is below 10 per cent of its capacity to remind you to order a new one. It’s also less of a schlep than mineral water bottles, although the recommended retail price is £2,160 before vAT. Australian instant boiling water system manufacturer Zip has extended its HydroTaps range to cater for commercial applications and provide a wider choice of tap finishes, including gold plated, brushed chrome and black chrome. HydroTaps provide instant boiling and chilled filtered water and can suit different needs. The new HydroTap All-In-

One model is designed for smaller kitchens and the HydroTap Plus range is suitable for high-demand installations. The hard-wearing Industrial HydroTap is suitable for heavy-duty applications and the vandal-resistant Institutional HydroTap is a good choice for specialised environments such as prisons. The All-In-One is now available with vented taps, designed for single-mains cold water supplies and blending it with stored boiling water to deliver hot water for sink use. Alternatively, the non-vented tap option is designed for connection to mains cold water supplies as well as local hot water systems. Energy-saving features of the All-In-One include a low light sleep mode, which monitors local lighting levels to activate sleep mode automatically, allowing the temperature of stored boiling water to gradually reduce to 65°C. The boiling cycle resumes on further draw-off or when local lights are switched on. Total toilet In our Overview of kitchens and bathrooms last April we mentioned the sophisticated >> AJ SPECIFICATION 04.11

Top and above Grohe Ondus Digitecture modular kitchen products Right Zip Hydrotap with black chrome finish

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bathroom fittings which are available from Japanese manufacturer TOTO, including the Washlet WC. German manufacturer Duravit has now entered this arena, in collaboration with French designer Philippe Starck, and is providing WCs with heated seats and user-cleansing functions. It describes its new SensoWash Starck shower-toilet as ‘a sophisticated symbiosis of toilet and bidet’. For those with Howard Hughes complexes, a silver-coloured remote control, with flush keys can be used to open the toilet lid and seat, is ideal. The electrically-operated unit opens and closes automatically at the push of a button. The impossible dream Designers pursuing the logically impossible minimalist kitchen should look at Marsh:Grochowski Architects’ ‘no fridge, no oven’ Marsh House (AJ 10.03.10). Or they might be be interested in AbK Innovent’s Neerim range of fully-recessed ceiling extractors, which are designed to create fresher, cleaner environments in open-plan kitchen/ dining settings. All workings are concealed above the ceiling and perimeter panel extraction for these units can either be flush-mounted, with a minimum height of 200mm, or built into a suspended ceiling feature. low noise internal/external motors provide effective extraction. various standard sizes are available, along with bespoke models. Neerim’s integrated wall cupboards also provide effective extraction behind kitchen cupboard doors. Staying on the right side of the law I will only mention the revisions to Part l of the regs in passing. Needless to say, energy saving is high on most clients’ and architects’ agendas and it’s also a priority to minimise water consumption. This involves using presence sensors to prevent urinals from flushing unnecessarily or even specifying non-flush toilets (you can get brEEAM points for this). recycled grey water can be used to reduce water consumption. Approved Document G (Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency), published in March 2010 (AJ 18.02.10) is an essential reference, along with the Code for Sustainable Homes. You also need to keep up to date with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act and Part M of the building regulations (Access to and use of buildings). ■ 18

This image Duravit high spec WC designed in collaboration with Philippe Starck Above ABK Innovent Neerin fully-recessed ceiling extractor

Resources The Smallest Room: A Discreet Survey through the Ages John Pudney, Alan Sutton, 1984 Grohe Ondus Digitecture and Grohe Blue www.grohe.co.uk TOTO eu.toto.com Duravit www.duravit.co.uk Zip Hydrotap collection www.zipheaters.co.uk ABK Innovent Neerim built-in ceiling extractors Available from Cookerhoodsforyou www.abk-innovent.nl www.cookerhoodsforyou.co.uk AJ Building Regulations columnist Geoff Wilkinson’s blog www.theapprovedinspector.com

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Clockwise from left Night view from garden; kitchen worktops are engineered stone; cantilevered tread

staircase connects ground floor and basement; groundfloor living/kitchen/ dining floor tiles are recycled porcelain

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Specified products Glass splashbacks White colour-backed glass to bathroom and kitchen splashbacks www.graniteukltd.com Ensuite under-mounted basins Duravit Starck3 undermount vanity basins www.duravit.co.uk Swan-neck ensuite tapware Vola 590G deck-mounted, one-handled swan-neck tapware in polished chrome www.vola.com Wall-mounted bathroom tapware Vola 111C single lever wall-mounted tapware in polished chrome www.vola.com Toilet pans Colourwash Bathrooms Remo Pure wall-hung pans with soft-close seat www.colourwashbathrooms.co.uk Kitchen joinery Allmilmo ‘Modern Art’ bespoke kitchen from Hi-Spec Design. White matt lacquer with brushed aluminium recessed handles www.highspecdesign.com Kitchen appliances Miele H5080 BM pyroletic oven/combination ovens Miele KM 6117 induction hob Gaggenau RY4910200 integratedfridge freezer www.miele.co.uk www.gaggenau.com Marble bathroom slabs 20mm thick Statuarietto marble slabs mechanically fixed/bonded www.hlmarble.co.uk

Project data Name of client Confidential Main contractor Cape Construction Design & Build Quantity surveyor Brendan Hennessy Associates Structural engineer Form Structural Design Form of contract JCT Intermediate 2005 with Contractor’s Design Portion Gross internal floor area 300m² Total project cost £660,000 Start on site March 2010 Completion January 2011 CAD package used Microstation

This complete refurbishment of a semidetached family house in West Hampstead involved opening up the existing ground floor and linking a new basement level space with open voids and staircases to create light and open-plan family living areas. The remaining two storeys were fully refurbished and designed to maximise the use of existing spaces and introduce new, modern bathrooms. Many existing and traditional details have been used in the new scheme to reflect the building’s history. The gardens have been landscaped to compliment the rear facade. The new full-height sliding doors to the rear elevation utilise a flush-glazed laminated timber window system with enhanced U-values, achieved by the integration of insulation and fibre-reinforced composites into the laminated timber construction. Jonathan Kennedy, architectural assistant, Cousins Wojciechowski Architects AJ SPECIFICATION 03.11 AJ SPECIFICATION 03.11 21

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08. Glass mosaic wall tiles to bathroom walls White Random Mix decorative tiles www.solusceramics.com 09. Engineered stone kitchen bench tops Bianco coloured engineered quartz stone. www.okite.com 10. Engineered oak floating floors 20mm thick premier grade blanched engineered oak 11. Oak decking to external terrace Vastern Timber Supplies 140 x 21mm planned air dried oak www.vastern.co.uk
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12. Wool carpets Gravity Flooring Louis de Poortere Richelieu Velours 100 per cent wool carpet www.gravityflooring.co.uk 13. Polished chrome ironmongery Classic modern cylinder knob handle www.josephgiles.com 14. External brickwork Ibstock Leicester Red Stock facing brick and 20mm brick slips 15 Wall-mounted bathroom tapware Vola 111C single lever wall-mounted tapware in polished chrome www.vola.com 16. Glass kitchen and bathroom splashbacks White colour-backed glass splashbacks www.graniteuk.com
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The 20mm-thick brick slips on a steel frame allowed the rear extension to combine a seemingly heavy building fabric with large openings and column-free internal spaces. The plain-formed concrete wall to the staircase was cast with plywood formwork and provides the supporting structure for the cantilevered oak-clad stair and toughened glass balustrade. Jonathan Kennedy, architectural assistant, Cousins Wojciechowski architects

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THE WRITERS, SPITALFIELDS, LONDON ORMS ARCHITECTURE DESIGN
Selected products Prefabricated kitchen pods Pepper Kitchens Bathroom Bath and WCs by Duravit ‘Starck’; shower trays by Matki Fineline; bathroom sinks by Duravit ‘Vero’; taps by Grohe ‘Essence’ Flooring Medium Russian Oak by Victoria Woodworks, Citystone Porcelain Tiles by Johnson Tiles and Bremworth 164/703 Carpet by Bowloom www.victorianwoodworks.co.uk www.johnson-tiles.com www.bowloom.com Drainage ACO AS301 Channel System www.aco.co.uk Timber structural floor and walls FinnJoist 200-89 by Finn Forest www.finnforest.co.uk Wall cladding and core Parklex Facade timber panels Colour: copper, 4mm thick Alucobond aluminium panels www.parklex.com Architectural metalwork and stain Bespoke by Dearneside www.dearnesidefabs.co.uk Fire barriers Rockwool Fire Pro www.rockwool.co.uk Fire-rated glazing: Jansen ECO FP system www.jansen.com Ironmongery Various supplied by 3V Architectural Ironmongery www.3vahl.com Composite timber/aluminium windows Velfac 200 Series

Clockwise from left View from east, external walls are clad in parklex facade timber panels; view from courtyard, looking west; Middlesex street elevation; timber fins screen staircases

Project data Name of client Artillery Lane Main contractor Ellmer Construction Quantity surveyor Gardiner & Theobald Structural engineer MBP Partnership Services engineer Vector Design Form of contract JCT 2005 with quantities and contractor design Gross internal floor area 2,550m2 Total project cost £4.5 million Start on site January 2009 Completion January 2010

The project, in the City of London, transforms two office buildings into a residential complex with a central courtyard and retail and restaurant space at ground and basement levels. It takes its name, ‘The Writers’, from the nearby market. The majority of the apartments – a mixture of studio, one and two bed units – are dual aspect to maximise the amount of daylight into each unit. They incorporate prefabricated kitchen and bathroom pods and have a high performing thermal envelope. Access to each unit is from the corridor adjacent to the central core, with sleeping spaces at courtyard level and living spaces on the street elevations. The flats are privately rented and are available medium or long term. The units have achieved an occupancy rate of over 90 per cent.
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Project data Name of client Ian and Sophie Cooper Main contractor Taylor Allison Quantity surveyor Bare Leaning And Bare Structural engineer King Shaw Associates Form of contract JCT Intermediate Form with Contractors Design Gross internal floor area 410m2 Total project cost £700,000 Archaeological consultant Oxford Archaeology Start on site November 2006 Completion February 2011

Selected products Kitchen fittings Tissettanta www.tisettanta.co.uk Bathroom glazing Roman Glass www.romanglass.co.uk Blinds Silent Gliss www.silentgliss.co.uk Ironmongery Allgood D-line www.allgood.co.uk Rooflight Roofglaze www.roofglaze.co.uk Lighting Modular Lighting www.modular-lighting.co.uk Shelving Benchmark www.benchmark-furniture.com

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Clockwise from left External view; the kitchen has an L-shaped configuration of perimeter units and an island; view from south-west; first-floor master bathroom; view of dining area from kitchen

The Apprentice Store was an ancillary building to the adjacent DeMontalt Mill, having been added to over 200 years and evolving into four joined buildings. It was on the English Heritage Buildings at Risk register and gradually slipping down the valley due to the unstable geology beneath. We aimed to be true to the evolving history of the site, by restoring the historical and inserting an obvious new layer of contemporary occupancy. A pared-down palette of simple, robust materials complements the original fabric and industrial heritage of the building. The design sought to knit together the four adjoined buildings with a ribbon-like circulation route, which undulates around the dominant central Bath stone wall. The circulation conveys a sense that you are moving through the different buildings, establishing a series of visual connections across them. The house is entered from the north courtyard into a stone double-height space, crossed by a bridge at first floor level. Through a tight slot in the main spine wall, stepping onto the raised circulation ribbon, you enter an amply daylit open plan living space with a view of the valley dropping away below you. The private bedroom and bathroom spaces are arranged across two floors on the north side, divided by the double-height entrance hall, bridged by the ribbon. The new roof structure of the lean-to connects at high level to the Bath stone spine wall. At the junction between the lean-to and wall a continuous rooflight draws sunlight down the wall. Jack Hosea, founding partner, Threefold Architects 37

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Product matrix Water-efficient sanitaryware

Product matrix WATEREFFICIENT SANITARyWARE

attention to detail in the specification of kitchen and bathroom fittings can have a big impact on water consumption. although this also applies to sinks, baths, showers and other fittings, this survey focuses on waterless urinals and waterefficient Wcs. By Felix mara
Airflush The Airflush’s waterless design combines a hygienically-designed urinal bowl with a small integral fan. The low wattage long life fan creates a negative pressure system, which maintains a gentle flow of air down the urinal bowls, preventing odour problems. Suited to sites with multiple urinal bowls.
www.greenbuildingstore.co.uk

In the case of urinals, one option for saving water is flush management systems, and the alternative is waterless urinals. According to water-efficient sanitaryware manufacturer, The Green Building Store, although water is used in conventional urinals to wash the bowl and flush the trap, ‘in practice ceramic urinals repel urine and remain surprisingly fresh without flushing’. Standard British urinals don’t flush the trap in the way that a WC is flushed – they just dilute urine without removing solids such as hair, scale and cigarette ends. So even so-called ‘flushing’ urinals tend to block and in hard-water areas and are prone to tough scale build-up. Water Regulations-compliant urinals in public toilets open for 10 hours per day use about 27m3 water per year – a strong incentive to specify waterless urinals. They offer a number of other benefits, including reduced water and sewage charges, reduced blockage in hard-water areas, avoidance of odorous lime-scale, lower sewage volumes, frost immunity, less risk of flooding, and lower installation and maintenance costs. But waterless urinals have potential disadvantages: the cost of supplies such as
Manufacturer The Green Building Store System Ifö ceramic bowl with AF kit Waste Integral 50mm ceramic spigot Branch discharge 50mm solvent weld to fall of 1 in 18 Kit Fan, fan transformer, trap, anti-downdraft cowl, instructions Fan -30W dc. Housed in 110mm x 50mm reducer Vent termination To BS 5572 Larger installations Bespoke designs available

cartridges may exceed the cost of the water saved and their environmental cost may outweigh the benefit of reduced water use. Many systems require regular and correct maintenance to prevent odour and blockage, making them uneconomic for smaller installations. As with conventional urinals, some waterless appliances are prone to leakage and splashing, producing odour. According to The Green Building Store, WCs account for about 30 to 40 per cent of domestic water use. Consumption is higher when new water enters cisterns while flushing, but this can be avoided by delayed action inlet valves (see ES4 WC below), which provide additional water savings of at least 25 per cent. Most low-flush toilets available in Britain have dual-flush valves. When these become faulty, unless rectified, they leak water continually through the pan. Also, British plumbers are more familiar with siphon flush mechanisms and dual flush users may not know how to avoid double flushing. Waterefficient WCs with siphon flushes, which don’t leak, such as The Green Building Store’s ES4 WC, avoid these problems.

Kinloch Stainless Steel Waterless Urinal Kinloch is the stainless steel trough version of Aridian. Using the same waterless technology, its stainless steel finish is particularly suited to siuations calling for extra durability. According to manufacturer Armitage Shanks, waterless urinals have lower product and installation costs.
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Manufacturer Armitage Shanks Standard lengths 1,200mm, 1,800mm or 2,400mm Bespoke lengths 600-1,200mm, 1,201-1,800mm or 1,801-2,400mm Location of outlet Central Accessories

Stainless steel shroud for outlet, stainless steel corner strip Material 1.2mm stainless steel Weight 1,200mm unit- 24kg, 1,800mm unit- 31kg Standards BSEN Part 2:2005

Steward S waterless urinal Steward Waterless urinals provide significant value to the customer by reducing water, sewage and maintenance costs. Waterless urinals can save 151,400 litres of water per fixture per year, based on a typical commercial installation. Further, this product offers a virtually splash-free surface.
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Manufacturer Kohler Construction Vitreous china Features 375mm extended rim Components Removable strainer, universal mounting bracket, outlet spud, hangers and bottles of Kohler waterless urinal sealing liquid

and cleaner Codes/standards applicable • ADA when rim is mounted no higher than 17in (432mm) from finished floor • ASME A112.19.2/ CSA B45.1 • ICC/ANSI A117.1 • ASME A112.19.1906

Urimat Eco The Eco is the original Urimat model and is made from a polycarbonate blend specially designed for Urimat. The bowl is breakresistant and vandal-proof. According to the manufacturer the special synthetic material reduces the build-up of deposits on the surface.
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Manufacturer Urimat Product code 15.001 Weight 4.15kg Colour Sanitary white Width 415mm Height 800mm Depth 390mm Inside bowl cleaning Spray with

MB Active Cleaner Cleaning bowl and visible back seal Clean household paper Accessories Sanitary silicon grease sachets for installing replacement siphons; replacement siphons

Aridian Waterless Urinal According to manufacturer Armitage Shanks, Aridian’s technology offers key advantages over conventional water flushing urinals, including cheaper installation, easier maintenance and better hygiene. On average, each Aridian urinal helps to save 150,000 litres of water a year.
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Manufacturer Armitage Shanks Components Urinal, complete with cartridge, adaptor and fixings; cover plate; urinal division with hanger and screw Cartridges Available individually or in boxes of 32

Annual water savings for 1 Aridian urinal as compared with conventional unit Between 157,680 and 236,520 litres Annual water savings for 3 units as compared with conventional units 315,360 litres

Urimat Ecoplus The Ecoplus has the same specification as the Eco but with the added advantage of an advertising display. According to Urimat, the patented shape of the bowl guarantees that the urinal is 100 per cent back-splash free, due to its pronounced negative curvature in the impact area.
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Manufacturer Urimat Product code 15.001 Weight 4.35kg Colour Sanitary white Width 410mm Height 800mm Depth 390mm Inside bowl cleaning Spray with MB Active Cleaner

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Urimat Compactplus The Urimat Compactplus urinal is a smaller and lighter version of the Eco and Ecoplus, which operate in the same way. It is ideal for installations where space is at a premium, for example in modular and relocatable buildings industry, and can be fitted to any wall construction.
www.urimat.com

Manufacturer Urimat Product code 15.001 Weight 3.45kg Colour Sanitary white Width 370mm Height 720mm Depth 360mm Inside bowl cleaning Spray with

MB Active Cleaner Cleaning bowl and visible back seal Clean household paper Accessories Sanitary silicon grease sachets for installing replacement siphons; replacement siphons

ZeroFlush ZF 101 Zero water usage system with lift and replace insert system for quick maintenance. Replacement cartridges are not necessary. To ensure an odour-free environment with no odour barrier top ups, the trap must be filled with a minimum of 0.35 litres of odour barrier sealant.
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Manufacturer Brightwater Material Vitreous china Support Wall-hung Minimum capacity of trap housing 1.3 litre Average uses before maintenance 15,000

Operation of trap Push-fit insert Requirements for special cleaning chemicals None

Zeroflush Trough Zero water usage system with lift and replace insert system for quick maintenance. Replacement cartridges are not necessary. To ensure an odour-free environment with no odour barrier top ups, the trap must be filled with a minimum of 0.35 litres of odour barrier sealant.
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Manufacturer Brightwater Supplied with Mounting hardware, wall brackets, odour barrier liquid, inert key, trap insert Length 1,200 or 1,800mm. Can also be custom built Height 500mm Depth 400mm

Trap cleaning Patented cartridgefree design. Trap contents flushed to drain by lifting insert and then replacing it, before filling trap with water and adding odour barrier

ES4 WC Efficient 4 litre flush. Precision engineered Swedish Ifö pan designed to operate effectively with an ultra low-volume flush. Two-part, easy-maintenance siphon, tested to over one million flushes. Ecofil inlet valve ensures no new water enters the cistern until the flush has finished. Virtually silent.
www.greenbuildingstore.co.uk

Manufacturer The Green Building Store Suite Concealed styrene cistern with either back-to-wall floor standing pan or wall-hung pan in ceramic. Flush type Single siphon Servicing Thomas Dudley two-part

siphon Flush volume 4 litres (2.7 litre lower flush option) After flush volume 62 per cent. Inlet Ecofil delayed action valve HP/LP

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Product matrix Water-efficient sanitaryware

Twyfords Moda Concealed air-push-button cistern with dual flush. Uses Flushwise concealed cistern to save water. Suitable for all types of commercial installations Push Button Cisterns – Dual Flush Range offers a range of push buttons. Buttons are supplied as extra.
www.twyfordbathrooms.com

Manufacturer Twyfords Cistern Concealed plastic cistern for front or back wall fixing Options Dual flush 4/2.6 litre Flushwise or Dual flush 6/4 litre Components SSIO Flushwise 4/2.6 litre. CX9642XX;

SSIO 6/4 litre CX9664XX Air button options for dual flush CP small button CF9002CP CP mini plate 80x124mm CF9012CP CP plate 150x230mm CF9022CP

Twyfords Encore Concealed air-push-button cistern – single flush. Uses Flushwise concealed cistern to save water. Suitable for all types of commercial installations. Range of push buttons offered. Buttons are supplied as extra.

www.twyfordbathrooms.com

Manufacturer Twyfords Cistern Concealed plastic cistern for front or back wall fixing with option of delayed action inlet valve Options • Single-flush 4 litre, with an option for a delayed action inlet

valve, which gains extra BREEAM points • Single 6 litre fittings complete with fittings, and flushbend (excludes push button)

Twyfords Galerie
Lever Flush Cistern that uses Flushwise concealed cistern to save water. Suitable for all types of commercial installations Single and dual flush – complete with fittings, including chrome-plated lever and flushbend.

www.twyfordbathrooms.com

Manufacturer Twyfords Cistern Concealed plastic cistern for front or back wall fixing, reversible for right or left hand operation Options • Single flush 4 litre, with an option for a delayed action inlet valve to gain extra

BREEAM points • Single 6 litre - SSIO or BSIO • Dual flush 6/4 litre • Levers supplied with cistern • Spatula lever is an additional extra

Sandringham 4/2.6 dual flush WC Recent improvements in pan designs now mean that Armitage Shanks can offer dual flush WCs with 4 litres full flush and 2.6 litres part flush, saving half the water compared to a standard 6 litre WC. Effectiveness dependent on the drainage system between WC and main sewer.
www.thebluebook.co.uk

Manufacturer Armitage Shanks Package Complete suite including pan (E291001), cistern and seat S426001 Flushing This dual flush close-coupled WC has a 4 litre full flush and a 2.6 litre part flush. Calculated usage

per person per day 13.54 litres

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Costs KITCHENS & BATHROOMS

720mm high: 500mm long 720mm high: 600mm long 720mm high: 1,000mm long

70.37-99.28 64.52-112.53 68.83-173.63 127.84-187.73

Sinks etc Stainless steel, single bowl, single drainer 142.67-235.18 Stainless steel, double bowl, single drainer 174.34-304.05 Ceramic, single bowl, single drainer 229.69-320.55 Ceramic, double bowl, single drainer 264.61-360.11 Mixer taps Waste disposal unit Appliances, fitting and testing Hob, gas Hob, electric Oven, single, gas or electric Oven, double, gas or electric Range cooker, stainless steel £/nr 123.38-230.35 157.51-285.85 225.98-280.18 532.42-602.53 852.37-1543.63 62.54-32.8 168.55-215.01 £/nr

720mm high: 600 x 600mm corner unit 900mm high: 500mm long 900mm high: 1,000mm long 107.24-164.95 187.69-288.44 202.75-310.39 Worktops 40mm MDF: veneered, 600mm wide £/m 126.01-155.79 extra for cutting hole for sink unit, hob 18.43-26.12 extra for forming corner 40mm beech/oak block: 600mm wide 80.14-128.13 £/nr 27.91-40.29 extra for forming corner 40mm beech/oak, solid: 600mm wide 119.16-139.8 extra for cutting hole for sink unit, hob £/nr 39.25-44.58 £/nr extra for forming corner wide 30.39-34.52 £/m 506.67-800.94 £/nr 127.59-203.55 extra for forming corner 12mm Corian: 600mm wide 98.81-157.63 £/m 621.38-770.06 £/nr 163.04-201.42 extra for forming corner Sundry accessories £/nr 32.36-42.68 Tidy bins, vegetable racks etc 58.13-84.97 111.27-124.28 384.34-695.12 Cooker hood Island chimney hood End panels 500 x 600mm wide x 900mm high 126.25-155.97 base unit Baths plastic, panels, mixer taps cast iron, panels, mixer taps 21.61-31.2 £/m Bathroom sanitaryware WC suite close couple, cover and seat Hand basins extra for cutting hole for sink unit, hob or the like 14.27-20.22 £/m £/nr

900mm high: 600 x 600mm corner unit

Serve up some clean prices. Here, Neil Barnett, resource cost services manager of BCIS, the Building Cost Information Service of the RICS, provides the latest sample cost breakdowns for various types of kitchen and bathroom fixtures and fittings. These guides reflect the prices a developer might expect to pay on a medium-sized residential project for products in the low to upper-middle specification range. Prices do not include for the contractor’s preliminaries, overhead and profit margin. The base date is March 2011 at UK mean location and prices are based on the BCIS Online Rates Database (www.bcis.co.uk/ordb).

£/nr 225.78-314.28

close couple, syphonic, cover, seat256.62-342.61 standard, white or coloured, including fittings 132.41-193.04 vanity, white or coloured, including fittings and 179.09-241.58 314.39-400.13 758.26-1109.47 790.18-1719.69 Showers ceramic, standard size, small thermostatic mixer valves, hose and rose valves, hose and rose and rose valves, hose and rose Shower partitions sliding door and side, glass, standard size 211.49-285.96 bath side panel, glass, standard size156.31-252.2 shower door and side panel, glass, standard size 212.57-339.45 398.5-683.88 435.15-731.96 466.13-767.58 1186.31-1892.64 ceramic, standard size, large, thermostatic mixer ceramic, quadrant, thermostatic mixer valves, hose wet room tanking, 1.5 x 2 m, thermostatic mixer

Domestic kitchen fittings Floor cupboard units, 500 or 600 mm deep, 900mm high Door line units: 500mm long Door line units: 1,000mm long Drawer line units: 500mm long Four draw units: 500mm long Pan draw units: 500mm long Pan draw units: 1,000mm long 66.07-162.1 94.81-273.43 83.63-166.23 150.22-206.49 135.51-185.33 242.2-331.87 107.2-245.55 Door line corner units: 1,000mm long 99.12-226.12 Draw line corner units: 1,000mm long 118.22-229.73 Oven and tall storage units, 500 or 600mm deep, 2,100mm high 500 or 600 mm long Wall cupboard units 300 mm deep 184.3-326.27

40mm polished Purbeck stone/granite: 600mm

pressed steel, panels, mixer taps 345.79-439.81 corner bath, panels, whirlpool, mixer taps

extra for cutting hole for sink unit, hob or the like

Drawer line units: 1,000mm long 138.17-277.56 Four draw units: 1,000mm long 268.68-369.97

Sink drawer line units: 1,000mm long

extra for cutting hole for sink unit, hob or the like

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