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Basin Waste & Plugs

To aid proper drainage and maintain hygiene, and to add functionality to your basin, you need to buy a high-quality waste. Made from brass, most of the basin waste in this range are rust-free. Manufactured in a wide range of designs and sizes we have more than 240 products available; you would be spoilt for choice to select the one for your requirement. Choose the right one as we have a variety of options to select from, such as unslotted, slotted, pop-up, push button, square top and various waste. If you are confused, or unsure, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 0116 251 0051.




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Types of Basin Wastes

Deciding on the type of basin waste can be a challenging task for anybody who is not well versed with the types that are available. Fitting the incorrect type may lead to unnecessary hassles. It is, however, good to note the fact that many taps come as a complete package with a waste, therefore, selecting your tap first can have its advantages. Most wastes will be available in both slotted and unslotted forms. The type of waste you need will depend on whether the basin has a built-in overflow or not. Generally, the following types of wastes are available in the market.

Slotted and Unslotted

If your basin has an in-built overflow, you require a slotted waste. If it lacks an overflow then what you need is an unslotted version. This is a very crucial aspect when deciding on a waste for your sink. What is the role of an overflow? Basically, the overflow helps in the drainage process by allowing air into the drain when the sink is filled with water. The air helps water in the sink to drain out faster, whereas a basin without an overflow opening will generally drain slower. Slotted wastes allow the water passing through the overflow to efficient flow through the holes into the drain.

The same principle applies for the unslotted wastes. These come without any holes and should only be installed into systems that do not incorporate an overflow. The drawback being that in this case, a faster draining of water is not possible.

Plug and Chain

Still hugely popular, the conventional plug and chain is an all time classic choice for many. The plug and chain waste now comes in traditional and contemporary styles, and carries the same timeless appeal. Easy on the pocket and long-lasting, it is a safe choice. However, today the majority of basin designs lack a hole for the chain link so you may think of first checking it out.


Another very common choice is the pop up. A pop up waste is a kind of fitting that joins a sink or basin to the waste pipe at the plughole. It comes with a plug or stopper that is operated with a lever that gets pulled up when you want the plug lowered and pushed down when you want to have it raised. Usually, they come along with the tap and are managed through a control which is normally at the rear of your tap.

Push Button

Advances in bathroom design have brought about modern waste options like the clicker or push buttons. These are operated by a central button that you simply push down to allow your vessel to fill up, and then you push again when you are done for it to open and let go. This is quite popular for the modern minimalistic bathrooms being easy and simple to use. This waste is also called click-clack waste or sprung plug and is more expensive than the other varieties.

Flip Top

This type is also quite popular as they complement the minimalistic bathroom design. They are controlled through revolving a stopper. The stopper may be left lying flat to play the role of a plug, or you can rotate it to allow water draining.

All bathrooms require a waste. This is typically designed to fit snuggly within the standard hole positioned in your basin through which waste water exits. It keeps your bathroom clean and hygienic. So as you select yours, ensure you choose the one that has been designed for your particular type of basin. No matter what it is you choose, you’ll find our prices very agreeable, without compromising the quality of the product.

I was having problems finding this product locally so I looked on the web and purchased the product was speedily delivered it was of first class standard I will look to this company for future goods ou
Overall Rating:   5 StarReview Left by: Thomas Baker on November 24, 2017
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Arrived on good time and in perfect condition. Does the job that is required of it.
Overall Rating:   4 StarReview Left by: Christine martin on November 23, 2017
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This product is pretty standard and does all that you would expect it to do
Overall Rating:   3 StarReview Left by: Grahame Arnold on November 21, 2017
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This unit seemed easy to fit to the Sandringham basin. I carefully located the flat washer above the nut, but it leaked when the basin was emptied. This happened several times until I fitted an inverted V washed which compressed against the threds and stopped the leak. Spoiling the ship for a ha'pence of tar? It looks lovely and does not leak now.
Overall Rating:   3 StarReview Left by: Jeremy Spencer on October 26, 2017
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