The plumber was back for half a day today, mostly working on the toilet. We decided to keep the toilet a separate room from the rest of the bathroom, but have the toilet suite replaced since the old one was in a disgusting state. The plumber had to take out the old rusting pipework where it exited the external wall of the house, and put in some new pipework to fit the new toilet. We are going to have a back to wall close coupled toilet suite, like this
According to the Reece website, in a close coupled suite, the cistern sits neatly atop of the bowl meaning all pipe work is concealed. For a truly streamlined design, the back-to-wall suite runs all the way to the wall and is easy to clean with smooth, seamless lines.