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Toilet Cistern Plumbing

Making the right choice of toilet cistern can have a big impact on the aesthetic of your bathroom and your household's water consumption.

Here is the complete guide to toilet cisterns that will help you choose the right system for your bathroom.

From concealed cisterns to close-coupled toilets and water-saving options, the toilet cistern range includes unique features that buyers need to know and understand before making a purchase.

Types of Toilet Cisterns

A high-quality toilet cistern that perfectly matches your needs and requirements is an important consideration during the buying process of a new toilet or bathroom renovation.

With such a huge variety of toilet cisterns and toilet suites available on the market today, finding the right option can be very complicated, particularly when you need to learn a broad range of difficult technical jargon. One feature you’ll find on all toilet cisterns in Australia, no matter which type you ultimately choose, is the water saving dual flush function.

So, to help simplify the process, here is a quick guide to toilet cisterns and their basic tank types. We have also written about common toilet plumbing services to help you with more general bathroom maintenance jobs.

Concealed Cisterns

Concealed cisterns or a back to wall toilet is a modern style, contemporary and innovative toilet design option. As the name suggests, the cistern is hidden behind a wall meaning it is a great space saving option with a clean and minimalist aesthetic.

While these types of cisterns look fantastic, they do require a little more care and expertise when they are installed. Because they require pulling apart the wall behind the toilet unit, they will be slightly more costly to install but also a challenge to repair if something does go wrong. They also require a specific toilet bowl which may need to be hung from the wall.

Close Coupled Toilet Cisterns

Possibly the most popular toilet design, the close coupled toilet has the toilet cistern mounted directly above the toilet pan. They come in a wide variety of styles and are very easy to install and access, which makes cistern repairs easy.

The toilet water cistern is placed directly above the toilet and fitted to the wall, lending your bathroom a timeless traditional yet modern look.

Water Saving Toilet Cisterns

Water saving toilets are designed to be highly eco-friendly. They can save you money through a variety of innovative technologies such as dual flush buttons and high pressure flushes. These methods help save you money on your future water bill while decreasing the environmental footprint of your household.

Besides these few different cistern types, it is also important to take into consideration the type of plumbing connection you will need which will suit and work with your new bathroom space.

This will depend on the type of toilet cistern you have chosen. For example, a concealed cistern compared to a wall hung cistern will require mounting frames and flushing pipe connections. Armed with the facts, you should be able to make an informed decision about designing your new bathroom.

Book With The Toilet Suite Specialists

Plumber Near Me can take care of all your cistern service, repair and installation needs. Whether you’re looking to replace an old cistern with a new water-efficient model, or require a new installation of a second cistern in your home, we’re here to do it. It does not matter if you need a cistern repair job completed in Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne or Perth we can come to you.

Even if you need a toilet service or shower plumber, here at Plumber Near Me, we have all the expertise and high quality materials to make sure your bathroom plumbing does the job.

Please note: This information is provided for advice purposes only. Regulations differ from state to state, so please consult your local authorities or an industry professional before proceeding with any work. See our Terms & Conditions here.