One of the leading names in the manufacturing of toilets is Armitage Shanks (A British Firm founded in 1817). The firm manufactures varieties of toilets as Close-coupled toilets, back to wall toilets, Wall hung toilets, Corner toilets, and High-low cistern toilets etc. as described below.
Close-Coupled Toilets: –
These are priced in the range of £ 75 to £ 110. Mostly available in white range made up of ceramic or porcelain cement. There are around 21 verities of product available with the firms of this type. The pan can be low level or high level with these types of toilets. These are easy to install and weigh around 17.0 Kg, that includes cistern weight of 14 kg and rest of seat and cover i.e. 3kg. These are deployed for both commercial and domestic use.The dimensions are approximately around 775×390×670 (i.e. Height × Width × Length). The firm offers lifetime warranty and on other accessories a warranty of around 5 years on these products.
Back to wall Toilets: –
Back to wall toilets maximizes the space at the bathroom as Flush tank is absent. These are approximately priced in the range of £ 110 to £ 500. Mostly available in white range made up of porcelain cement. There are around 48 varieties of products available with the firms of this type. The pan can be either high level or low level with these types of toilets.
Wall Hung toilets: –
Mostly these toilets are available in white form material ceramic, with the lifetime warranty of the product with a flush tank capacity of around 4 to 6 liters. The product is priced around £210.
Corner Toilets: –
As the word suggested these products need to be mounted across the corner and include any of the varieties as close-coupled or back to wall. These are choices made in order to maximize the toilet space as corners most often remain unused. There has been no specific pricing on these toilets as main criteria in pricing has been on the type of arrangement deployed like Close Coupled or back to wall or the level of cistern etc.
High-Low Cistern Toilets: –
The cistern used to flush can be high or low cistern based on the product and situations under it to be deployed. The system mainly uses the pressure energy of the water to be flushed on the drainage system. There has not been any specific pricing with this type of toilets.
The major export market for the firm is America.