Specifying Projects in the United Kingdom

Specifying Projects in the United Kingdom

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With a rich history of art and architecture, the United Kingdom is home to a sophisticated blend of styles, including grand, neoclassical, English country, Georgian, rustic, retro, and midcentury design. Its four countries – England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland – and the city of London, in particular, have become increasingly diverse with immigrants from Afro-Caribbean, Asian, and Middle Eastern nations, adding to the culture.

This multicultural environment has influenced UK designers, who are particularly skilled in creating interiors layered with eclectic ideas and personality. Desiring to be different rather than to conform, designers often use a trend-eschewing color palette and add playful touches and occasional eccentricities.

When specifying projects in the U.K., culture is an important characteristic, however, considerations like plumbing configuration and typical building construction affect what products are specified, especially in the bathroom. Below are bathroom products typically specified in the U.K.:

Vanity Space: Sinks

Vessel

Vessel

Undermount

Undermount

Semi-Recessed

Semi-Recessed

Wall-Mount

Wall-Mount

Vanity Space: Faucets

Widespread

Widespread

Wall-Mount

Wall-Mount

Single-Control

Single-Control

Toilet Space

Intelligent

Intelligent

Two-Piece

Two-Piece

Wall-Mount

Wall-Mount

Back-to-Wall

Back-to-Wall

Bathing Space: Faucets

Floor-Mount

Floor-Mount

Deck-Mount

Deck-Mount

Wall-Mount

Wall-Mount

Bathing Space: Baths

Freestanding

Freestanding

Drop-In

Drop-In

Showering Space

Rain Shower

Rain Shower

Handshower

Handshower

Shower Valves

Thermostatic

Thermostatic

Recessed

Recessed