Buying Guides

Confused about what you need and which products are the best? Our buying guides touch on products such as designer radiators, freestanding baths and even bathroom accessories. Read on to make an informed decision.

Are Boiling Water Taps More Energy Efficient Than Kettles?

Are you wondering if a boiling water tap is really worth it? Keep reading to find out if they really are more energy efficient than your standard kettle.

How Do Smart Radiator Valves Work

Are you fed up with your manual radiators? Why not try a smart radiator valve? Keep reading for more information on these innovative valves.

Modern Mirrors That Enhance Your Bathroom

Are you looking to update your current bathroom mirror? If so, keep reading to find out about all bathroom mirror types from mirror cabinets to mirrored radiators.

A Complete Guide to Bathroom Suites

Are you looking for a new bathroom suite, but not sure where to start? Read on to find out about each type of bathroom suite, including how much they cost to purchase and install.

A Guide on How to Design a Shower Room

If you're thinking of creating a shower room in your home, then you've come to the right place. Keep reading for top design tips and inspiration.

Everything You Need to Know About Pull Out Kitchen Taps

Do you know what a pull out kitchen tap is? If not, you're not the only one! Keep reading to learn all about the different types of pull out kitchen taps.

Ask the Experts: Are Radiator Covers Safe?

Are you concerned about the safety of radiators covers? Don't worry, you're not alone. Keep reading to find out the positives and negatives of installing radiator covers.

Do Towel Radiators Give off Enough Warmth to Heat Your Bathroom?

Are you thinking of installing a towel radiator in your bathroom? Keep reading to find which towel radiator is best for your needs.

Are Electric Radiators Expensive to Run?

Are you concerned about the costs of electric radiators? Well you're not alone! Keep reading to find out how to save money and calculate the cost yourself.

A Guide To Choosing Shower Doors | Plumbworld

If you're looking for a new shower shower door but don't know where to start, well you've come to the right place. Keep reading to find out out every type of shower door.

A Guide to the Best Electric Radiators | Plumbworld

If you're looking to fit your home out with electric radiators but don't know where to start, you've come to the right place. Keep reading for our guide to the best electric radiators.

Are Radiator Covers a Good Idea?

Are you thinking of purchasing a radiator cover but don't know if they're a good idea? Keep reading to find out all about radiator covers, their positives and negatives.

Different Types of Taps Explained | A Plumbworld Guide

With so many different types of taps available we don't blame you if you've been left wondering what the difference is between them all. Keep reading to find out what tap types are available and the benefits of each.

5 Shower Enclosures for Small Bathrooms

Are you looking for a shower enclosure to fit in a small bathroom? Keep reading to find out about 5 of the best shower enclosures for small spaces.

The Best Baths For Sharing

Sharing a bath with a partner or loved one has many benefits. Read on to find out which bath is best for you.

How Much Does a Downstairs Toilet Extension Cost

Thinking of adding a downstairs toilet extension to your home? Keep reading to find out the cost of installing one and how you can add value to your home.

What are Bathroom Electrical Zones

If you’re not sure what bathroom electrical zones are, then read on to find out exactly what they are, and which bathroom appliance goes in which zone.

Corner Toilet Buying Guide

If you're looking for a space saving toilet for a small bathroom then a corner toilet might be the option for you. Keep reading to find out more.

The Ultimate Shower Waste and Shower Trap Buying Guide

Does your shower waste need replacing? Are you overwhelmed with the different options? Keep reading to find out all about shower wastes and shower traps.

Single vs. Double Radiators: Which One Do You Need?

Maybe it's time to update your radiators but, you don't know where to start? Read on to find out the difference between single and double panel radiators plus much more about radiator designs.

Transform your Bathroom with Bathroom Wall Panels

Are you looking for an alternative to tiling your bathroom? Maybe you're looking for a quick fix? Keep reading to find out why bathroom wall panels might be a great solution.

Choosing the Best Radiator For Your Home

Discover the perfect radiator for your home. Here at Plumbworld, we’ve compiled a helpful guide to aid in your journey to finding the best radiator.

Things to Check Before Hiring a Bathroom Fitter

Choosing a bathroom fitter can be a daunting task. Here are some things to consider when hiring a professional tradesperson or contractor for your project.

How Do Saniflo Toilets Work?

Find out how a Saniflo upflush toilet works and how it can benefit you and your home.

Rainfall Showers and Rainfall Shower Heads

We all want to experience a touch of luxury. And when it comes to showering, you shouldn’t have to miss out on indulgence. That’s where rainfall showers come in.

Are Toilet Seats a Standard Size?

Are you looking to update your toilet seat? Perhaps you don't know what to choose or which seat style will fit your toilet. Keep reading to learn about all toilet seat styles.

Rimless Toilet Buying Guide

The perks of buying a rimless toilet has no bounds. But why should you buy one? We explore why you should buy one of these modern toilets.

Are Hot Tubs, Steam Cabins and Saunas Good for Your Health?

Steam rooms, hot tubs and saunas are brilliant for relaxing after a long day. In this article, we’ll look at the benefits and potential risks of using them.

Space Saving Basins Buying Guide

Is your bathroom or cloakroom lacking in space? Maybe it's time to consider a space saving basin. Keep reading to find out more.

What is a Dual Flush Toilet?

Ever wondered what a dual flush toilet is, or what the benefits of one are? Keep reading to find out why you need one in your home.

Corner Baths Buying Guide

Corner baths are perfect for bathrooms with limited space but also provide a stylish alternative to a standard straight bath. Want to find out more? Keep reading.

Best Showers For a Small Bathroom

Are you looking for an amazing shower but only have a small bathroom? Keep reading to find out how you can get a luxury shower in a small bathroom!

What is a WC suite?

Whether you have heard the term WC Suite before or not, you’re probably wondering exactly what one is, or even what the abbreviation WC stands for. Well, wonder no more as this article explains all.

How Much Should Fitting a Bathroom Cost?

How much should it cost to have a bathroom fitted? We'll take you through some of the basic costings you'll need to consider when planning a bathroom installation.

Benefits of Dual Shower Heads

Read this post on dual shower heads and learn all about their wonderful benefits to give you that energising boost in the mornings!

Bathroom Organisation Ideas: Store more in your bathroom

Keeping your bathroom clean and tidy is difficult no matter the size of your bathroom or how many people use it, however, with the use of some clever storage ideas you can get your bathroom looking like a show home in no time.

Shower Baths Buying Guide

Let's face it not every bathroom is designed for a separate shower cubicle or enclosure and that’s where shower baths really come into their own. With the possibility of providing both a long hot soak and a revitalising shower what more could you want? Read on to find out more.

Small Toilet Ideas

If you’ve got a small bathroom, ensuite, or even cloakroom then you might be wondering which type of toilet would be best suited to your small space. Well, here at Plumbworld we’ve created a handy guide to help you choose the best toilet for your small space.

Toilet Seat Buying Guide

You might think choosing a new toilet seat is easy, but when you're confronted with the endless style and colour choices you might find yourself not knowing where to look. That’s why we’ve come up with this handy toilet seat buying guide to answer all your questions.

Bathroom Accessories Buying Guide

Bathroom accessories are a fantastic way to bring storage and style, so we've put together a guide to tell you about all the accessories that you can get!

Which Basin Waste Do I Need?

Basin wastes, what are they and what type do you need? Keep reading to find out about the different types of basin waste and which one is the best match for your needs and basin.

Vanity Unit Buying Guide

With so many different vanity unit options available, we've put together a handy buying guide to help you choose the right vanity unit for your bathroom.

Designing an Accessible Bathroom

Whether you need a little help getting in and out of the shower or you’re a wheelchair user who needs a fully accessible shower you might be wondering where do I start? How do I know which product is best for me? Well, that’s why we have created an in-depth guide about the things to consider when designing an accessible bathroom.

The Ultimate Shower Trays Buying Guide

This shower trays buying guide has been put together to cover the different types of shower trays available to help you choose which is best for you.

Shower Enclosures Buying Guide

A shower is a key cornerstone of a bathroom but you can take it a step further with a shower enclosure. So, what are they? Plumbworld explains everything.

How Much is a New Bathroom?

When looking to renovate your home, one of the first questions you might ask is how much does a new bathroom cost? We are here to answer this question in our handy guide.

Towel Radiator Guide

If you want a warm bathroom and towels in a traditional decor, a modern towel rail won't match. Plumbworld explains everything about towel radiators.

Bath Shower Screen Buying Guide

Have a shower over your bath and want to do away with a curtain? You’ll need a shower screen. What are they? Plumbworld explains everything in our guide.

Designer Radiator Buying Guide

If you want to make a statement and have a break from standard radiators, designer radiators are for you. But what are they? Plumbworld is here to help.

Radiator Covers Buying & Fitting Guide

If you have tired-looking radiators or want extra shelf space, a radiator cover is what you need. But what are they? Plumbworld is here to explain.

Smart Thermostat Guide

You may have heard of them or may have been recommended them, but what are smart thermostats? Plumbworld explains everything in our smart thermostat guide.

Shower Pumps: Guide to Buying and Fitting

If you have low water pressure, a shower pump will increase the force of your shower. But what are they and how do they work? Plumbworld explains it all.

Kitchen Taps Buying Guide

Kitchen taps can spruce-up any kitchen as a replacement or in a renovation, but what do you need to know? Plumbworld explains it all in our buying guide.

Kitchen Sink Buying Guide

A kitchen sink is one of the key elements of a kitchen. But buying one can be tricky. Plumbworld is here to help with our kitchen sink buying guide.

Underfloor Heating Complete Guide

For home heating, underfloor heating is the most luxurious, but what is it and how does it work? Let Plumbworld explain everything with our complete guide.

Waterfall & Drencher Shower Buying Guide

If you want luxury and a relaxing shower experience in your bathroom, you'll need a waterfall shower. Read Plumbword's buying guide to find out more.

Wood Burning Stove Buying Guide

For heating your favourite room, a wood-burning stove can do the job with romanticism while being cheap to run. Read Plumbworld’s buying guide here.

Bathroom Taps Buying Guide

Small details make a big difference in bathrooms, and none more so than bathroom taps. Read Plumbworld's complete bathroom taps buying guide here.

The Complete Freestanding Baths Guide

Nothing adds glamour in a bathroom like a freestanding bath, but what do you need to know before buying? Plumbworld is here with our complete guide.

Spa Bath Buying Guide

Want to bring your favourite spa home? Now you can, with our whirlpool and spa baths. Learn about these amazing tubs with our Plumbworld guide.

Different types of bathroom basins

Whatever the size or shape of your bathroom, there will be a basin type to suit. Find out about Plumbworld's complete range of bathroom basins here.

What Type of Toilet is Best for my Bathroom?

Toilets are a vital part of the home and come in all shapes and sizes; so which is best for you? Keep reading to find out.

Thermostatic Shower Buying Guide

Thermostatic showers offer constant temperatures and efficient flow. But what are they and how do they work? Plumbworld has made this guide to help.

The Complete Guide to Bathroom Water Pressure

Water pressure is vital to your bathroom, but how does work? How do you increase your water pressure? Plumbworld has made a complete guide to help you.

What Size Bath Do You Need?

Buying a bath involves many considerations, from size to type. Plumbworld has made this guide to bath sizes so you pick the perfect bathtub - read more here.

What are the Different Types of Bathroom Mirror?

A bathroom mirror is not only a must-have, it’s the easiest way to transform your space, but which one do you choose? Read on for our complete guide.

What is a Digital Shower & How They Work

Wondering what is a digital shower? Or maybe you want to know how digital showers work? Our expert guide has everything you need to know.

Salamander Pumps eSchool

Salamander has now made it even easier to install their shower and domestic water pumps. Whether you're an installer or a DIYer, sign up to the Salamander pumps e-school training courses to start learning.

A Guide to Bathroom Heating

We've put together a guide to help you make the right heating choices depending on the size of your bathroom. We cover IP zones, BTU ratings and the different heating sources you can use.

Do You Have the Right Shower Curtain?

Wondering what type of shower curtain to get for your bath and shower? We discuss shower curtain material, size, style, hooks, and rings to help you achieve a functional showering experience in your bathroom.

Electric Shower Guide for Buyers

How do electric showers work, what are their benefits and who can install one in their home? Read our full guide for everything you need to know.

What Are The Different Types of Showers?

Not sure which type of shower to get? We've put together a guide comparing electric, mixer, power and digital showers - find your best option now!

A Guide to Boiling Water Taps

Read our guide on what you need to know about boiling water taps in your kitchen. We've included what they are, how they work and how to install them.

Bathroom Hacks: How to Disguise a Radiator with a Cover

Looking to update your radiator but can't afford it? Why not purchase a stylish radiator cover? Keep reading to find out more.

Easy Upgrades: The Best Kitchen Taps

A small upgrade in your kitchen can go a long way. In this guide, we show you the different types of kitchen taps you can get your hands on and the huge impact they can have on your kitchen aesthetic.

Everything You Need to Know About Bathroom Ventilation

Unsure how to ventilate your bathroom correctly? Read our blog post to find out if you really need an extractor fan and the benefits they have for your bathroom's hygiene.

Guide to Buying Heated Towel Rails For Your Bathroom

To make sure you buy the right heated towel rail for your bathroom, we cover the shape, size, colour, and design you need to consider in our article.

What Lights Can You Use in a Bathroom? A Guide to Choosing the Best Bathroom Lights

Discover the different types of lighting you can use in your bathroom to set your aesthetic by reading our blog post.

Guide to Making the Most of a Small Bathroom

Want to maximise the space in your small bathroom? Read our tips and tricks to making your bathroom appear bigger and how to de-clutter.

How to Choose Bathroom Window Curtains or Blinds

Not sure whether to choose curtains or blinds for your bathroom window? Read about how to combat mildew, design, and fittings to make the right decision for your bathroom, en suite or cloakroom.

Tiles or Bathroom Wall Panels - Which are Best?

Before you start installing your bathroom suite, there's an important decision on whether you want to have tiles or bathroom wall panels. Read our list of pros and cons to having both which will help you on your way to choosing the right wall covering.

Is a Wet Room a Good Alternative to a Bath?

Should you renovate your bathroom into wet room and be rid of the bath? We discuss the convenience of wet rooms vs baths and the impact they have on resale.

Is Underfloor Heating an Unaffordable Luxury?

Underfloor heating, whether that’s electric or water-filled, has always been seen as a luxury addition to a bathroom, but can you reduce the costs to make it affordable? Keep reading to find out more.

The Bathroom Furniture Buyers Guide

Bathroom furniture is usually a must-buy for smaller bathrooms due to the lack of space and not wanting to clutter up the room. Read our buyers' guide to choosing the right type of storage for your bathroom set up.

What Sort of Flooring is best for the Bathroom?

Wondering what different options you have for flooring in your bathroom? Read our article to find out what materials you can choose from.

Want a Little Power in Your Shower?

Are you looking for more information on power showers and how they work? Read on to find out their pros and cons and the best models for your needs.

Macerators Come Clean

Macerators have evolved over time and are now even smarter than ever. Check out the different type of macerators you can choose in case your toilet isn't located in an easy access area to the sewers.

Kitchen Waste Disposal Buying Guide

If you haven’t got space for a compost heap in your garden, then you might be wondering how else to dispose of your unwanted kitchen waste. After compost heaps, waste disposal units are one of the best environmentally-friendly answers to waste disposal.

Kitchen Taps to Splash Out On

There's a lot of different kitchen taps to choose from which can make it hard to determine the correct one to splash out on. Read about the different features you can get with our range of kitchen taps.

How to Keep Your Bathroom Warm this Winter

It can be difficult to keep your bathroom warm through the winter, making showering even worse. Read our tips to help get you through the cold months.

How to Choose the Right Kitchen Tap

Find out all you need to know about choosing the right kitchen tap whether you're on a budget, or, have a bit extra to spend on additional features.

Common Questions About Shower Pumps

We answered the most common questions people have asked about the before and after installation of shower pumps.

Is a Concealed Cistern Right for My Bathroom?

Unsure whether you should fit a concealed cistern? Read on to find out the best option for your bathroom.

The Ultimate Mixer Showers Buying Guide

What exactly are mixer showers and how do they work? Keep reading to find out.

Which Bath Is Right For My Bathroom?

The bath should be the place you go to relax after a long day, but how do you choose the perfect bath? Read out ultimate bath buying guide to find out.

Baths: Acrylic or Steel?

Acrylic or steel? There are advantages and disadvantages of both but knowing which is best for your bathroom can be difficult to decide but his guide will help you to make a suitable decision. Read on to learn more.

Choosing Bathroom Taps for a Freestanding Bath

Choosing bathroom taps isn't always as straightforward as you may think, especially when deciding on the best taps for your freestanding bath. If you need some help and advice then keep reading to find out more.

Aerated Water: Is It Worth It?

Read our blog post to find out the benefits to aerating restrictors in taps and shower heads. Find out how they work, if they’ll save you money, and whether they really feel as luxurious as people claim they are. Take a look here for more information.

6 Reasons to Own a Bidet

There are many benefits to owning a bidet with hygiene being top. If you're thinking of adding one to your bathroom then read on to learn about their main advantages.