Baths without grips / side handles

(5 Posts)
FantasticMrsFoxx Mon 20-Jul-15 21:34:52

We are currently planning our new bathroom and I wondered if anyone else had noticed the trend for baths without side grips/handles and therefore the lack of baths with?!

I've been on all the websites of the usual suspects and have only found one bath in bog standard size (1700x700) with handles which is also a decent depth.

I'm loath to buy a bath (unseen) online but I think I'm going to have to!

With that in mind, is it ok to buy a wc, basin and bath from different manufacturers / outlets?

I popped into Grahams at the weekend and the sales assistant suggested a wc from 'abc' and a bath from 'xyz' and gave me the corresponding brochures so maybe it is?

Our current (inherited) suite is all roca and I like the size of the bath but can't find it online to buy a direct replacement (builder says best not to reuse the old suite - we are moving the bathroom into what is our current kitchen).

We have a 6mo so would prefer a bath with handles just for her as she grows up (and she loves grabbing them now!)

Just a rant. Grrrr!!

wowfudge Mon 20-Jul-15 21:58:17

I believe you can buy handles and have them fitted to a bath which doesn't come with them.

We're having our bathroom re-done at the moment and keeping the Armitage Shanks loo as there's nothing wrong with it. The basin was cracked and we're getting a vanity unit with semi-recessed basin for storage which is from a plumbers' merchants as is the shower. I've bought the bath from B and Q - been to see it in a store then ordered online as it's home delivery only.

We have a small bathroom with separate shower and bath. We've tried to pick designs to maximise the space without making it look cramped.

Why has your builder advised not to reuse the current suite? If you like it and it's in good nick then why not?

MrsTaraPlumbing Mon 20-Jul-15 23:31:44

Look at Eastbrook www.eastbrooktrade.com/
They have a large range of baths, lots of which offer grips as an option.
THey are available through various plumbers merchants.

applejack18 Wed 22-Jul-15 14:34:43

We just did out bathroom and paid £100 extra to get a bath with handles. Also for little ones to hold, dangle things on when they are playing. I need it too to hoist myself up! We have Bette 1700x700 Pressed steel.

GiddyOnZackHunt Wed 22-Jul-15 20:49:45

I was irked by this when we redid bathroom 10 years ago!
We found a Twyfords bath that had them. Very simple and easy to match with non Twyfords items and also comfy.

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