In this blog post our expert plumber walks you through removing and old close couple system toilet, preparing the space and installing a new toilet system. 

Remove the lid on the cistern

The first step is pretty easy. Simply remove the lid to the cistern and have a good look inside to familiarise yourself with all the parts. Your new cistern will probably come with the internal parts assembled but it's always better to have a working knowledge of how they operate to make your toilet work.

Turn off the water supply

Once you’ve turned off the water supply it's a good idea to flush the toilet to check. If the water supply is turned off properly the cistern shouldn't fill up again when you flush.

Disconnect the water supply to the toilet itself.

With a pair of adjustable spanners slacken off the nut. Unscrew it fully and remove the pipe from the cistern block. Use a small towel to catch any excess water that might drop from the pipe.

Remove the cistern from the wall

Most toilets have a couple of screws to secure the toilet cistern to the wall. simply unscrew them to remove the unit.

Remove the toilet waste pipe (soil pipe) from the toilet.

On a lot of toilets the pipe going out the back of the toilet is possible on a flexible quick.

Remove the toilet

Most toilets are secured into place by a couple of screws and a bit of silicone. So we need to remove the screws and cut the silicone and you should be able to move the toilet out of the way.

Prepare the area for the new toilet

Now your old toilet is removed it’s time to give the floor a good clean and remove any debris that's in the way.

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Installing your new toilet

Now it’s time to install your new toilet. The procedure is almost the reverse steps of the removal but with a few extra things to bear in mind.

 Fix the toilet to the floor

The first thing you’ll want to do, before actually securing the toilet in place, is to get the new toilet bowl into the position you want it to be in.

Fit the soil pipe

Before you fix the soil pipe on the back of the toilet it's a good idea to get a silicone gun and run round the inside of the pipe. 

Put the cistern back on

Make sure that any seals that she supplied with your new toilet are in place to avoid unwanted leaks. 

Sort out the water supply

This could potentially be the trickiest part of your new toilet installation, depending on the length and positioning of any pipework coming from your new toilet and also the pipes that are already fitted from your old toilet.

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Make sure your bathroom renovation goes to plan with your expert company Property Contractors 247. 

Bathroom renovation is a big task and if you're working with a space that's awkwardly shaped, with quirky (even visible) pipework, not much natural light and so on, a complete bathroom remodel can be a challenge. 

We know how tempting it is to just rip it all out and start fresh, but by using our expert guide, you won't need to resort to such measures when you come to remodel a bathroom.

We've put together our best bathroom renovation tips to help with all types of bathroom remodels, straight from the experts of course, to ensure that your bathroom improvement project will be a success. 

HOW MUCH DOES A BATHROOM RENOVATION COST?

Before we reveal the tips and tricks to make your bathroom refurbishment run smoothly, let’s talk cost. After all, setting the right budget, and sticking to it is essential for all successful bathroom renovations.

So how much does a bathroom renovation cost? The scope of the project and the standard of fittings you choose has a huge influence, of course, but, on average, a complete bathroom remodel would cost around £4,500, assuming you use the existing pipework.

For lots more information and details on how much will a new bathroom cost, you can contact us! Property Contractors 247 and we can help you calculate the cost. 

WHERE DO YOU START WHEN RENOVATING A BATHROOM?

PLAN A BATHROOM LAYOUT AND STICK TO IT 

When it comes to bathroom renovations you'll want to avoid making unnecessary changes to your existing sanitaryware layout the fewer alterations you make, the lower your plumbing costs will be.

APPOINT AN ELECTRICIAN EARLY ON IN A BATHROOM REMODEL

You will need to find an electrician for any rewiring, lighting schemes and the addition of an electric shower or shower pump. Chat to one before any building or plumbing work starts so they can plan their jobs into your bathroom refurbishment schedule.

Make sure you choose a registered electrician as you will get additional protection should something go wrong. 

A SIMPLE BATHROOM RENOVATION IS EFFECTIVE

Keep the design simple in your bathroom remodel and avoid curves, steps, ornate decorative mouldings and non-essential details or ornamentation. The simpler the design, the more cost-effective it will be to fit out.

REMEMBER YOU CAN HAGGLE ON YOUR BATHROOM RENOVATION COST

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with asking for a discount, one of our favourite bathroom remodel tips in fact, it’s built into some shops’ official policies. Even the big high street DIY stores will be open to negotiation on prices.

THINK ABOUT WATERPROOFING THE SPACE

Tile backer boards can be used to line bathroom walls and shower enclosures. They are 100 percent waterproof when taped and jointed, and act as insulation too.

A BIGGER SPACE WILL NEED MORE HEAT

If you are extending the bathroom space in your remodel, don't forget that this will mean a larger area to heat. Re-assess existing heating and upgrade the heat output if needed with a more powerful towel heater or radiator.

REMEMBER TO INCLUDE PLENTY OF STORAGE

Nothing can ruin a nice new room faster than clutter, so don't forget about bathroom storage. Our feature is full of handy solutions. Use storage furniture and baskets to keep everything out of sight. 

Always choose materials that can withstand the conditions of a bathroom. You can contact us anytime for bathroom renovation, we are here to help you! 

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