Articles and Guides
The fight against plastic waste is all over the news, and there is growing support for organisations to embrace environmentally-friendly solutions. Read our guide to the advantages of bottle-filling units here.
Are your baby changing amenities as comfortable and welcoming as they could be? Read our guide to creating a family-friendly space that will keep your customers coming back.
Baby change units are straightforward to install, but there are a few important things to bear in mind when doing do. Read our practical installation guide for more.
There are various rules for toilets, and it’s necessary for employers and business owners to provide adequate facilities. Find out our best practice advice here.
If you're asking yourself whether stainless steel or vitreous china toilets are most appropriate for you, or if you'd like insight into disabled amenities and unisex facilities, read our comprehensive toilet buying guide today.
Need to install a toilet but don't fancy shelling out for a plumber? Why not try installing it yourself? With a few simple tools and the right knowledge, anyone can install a toilet, whether you're a DIY fanatic or a total novice. In this step-by-step guide, we'll show you how to install a close-coupled toilet the simple way.
In the following article, we'll go beyond ordinary domestic sinks and take a look at the kinds of specialist industrial sinks that are used in industries such as commercial cleaning, hospitality and dentistry. These sinks are used for a variety of purposes, but all are made to the highest standards.
Has your hand dryer given up the ghost? Maybe it's stopped generating heat - or stopped blowing altogether. Our troubleshooting guide will help you work out what';s gone wrong and how to fix it. We'll also give you some tips on maintenance and aftercare, so you can prevent your hand dryer from breaking down in the first place.
Installing a drinking fountain or bottle filling station is no mean feat - but with the right tools and know-how, anyone can do it. In this handy how-to guide, we'll give you step-by-step fitting instructions for wall mounted units and floor mounted units, as well as pointers on location, installation height and more.
If you've recently bought a hand dryer but aren't quite sure where (or how) to install it, then look no further. In this guide, you'll find out about the best mounting heights, and how to place a hand dryer in a way that minimises noise and keeps your washroom traffic flowing, as well as step-by-step fitting instructions for qualified electricians.
So you've read our buyer's guide to urinals and picked out a urinal that's right for your venue. Now comes the tricky part: installation. In this comprehensive guide, we'll show you how to install trough urinals, bowl urinals, cisterns, and even accessories such as privacy dividers and automatic flush controllers.
This handy buyer's guide will tell you everything you need to about basins, sinks and wash troughs. We'll go into detail about the main varieties, as well as explain the benefits and drawbacks of different materials. We've also included a section on accessories - after all, a sink isn't much good without a set of taps to go with it.
Choosing the right hand dryer is more complicated than you might think. Should you go for eco, or high speed? Button operated, or hands-free? Hands under, or hands in? Check out our blow-by-blow buyer's guide - we'll help you cut through the hot air and find a hand dryer that works for you.
Picking the right urinal can be more difficult than you might think. If you've found yourself in a pickle, then read our handy buyer's guide to discover more about urinal materials, urinal types, and things to bear in mind at the purchasing stage. This series also includes an installer's guide.
Installing a drinking fountain or bottle filling station can help you cut down on litter, boost your green credentials, and, above all, keep your users happy and hydrated - but how do you know what sort of water fountain is the best choice for your venue? Here's what to consider before you splash out.
If you work in the plumbing trade, or even if you’re just an avid DIYer, you may have come across products boasting WRAS Approval. In this article, we’ll look into the legislation behind the scheme and show you how to find out whether or not a product or material is WRAS Approved.
It's important to follow best practice advice when planning for the provision of school toilets and washroom facilities. This guide covers everything you need to know to tick all the boxes.
Unisex bathrooms that accommodate users of both genders are becoming more and more common - but they're also the subject of much controversy in certain sections of society. In this article we'll set out the arguments for and against unisex bathrooms, and discuss the practical considerations to bear in mind when designing your own.
When one of Britain's most prestigious public schools needed a way of supplying their students with fresh drinking water, they got in touch with Washware Essentials. In this case study you'll find out how we guided them through the installation process and helped them find the perfect water fountain for their pupils.
Infrared faucets are all the rage these days. As well as being stylish, they are also cleaner, greener and even more cost-effective than normal taps - but as with any product, they also have their drawbacks. In this article we'll look at their advantages and disadvantages, and explain the technology behind them.
A stainless steel urinal makes a perfect addition to any washroom, and if looked after properly, it will last you for years to come. In this article we'll tell you everything you need to know about cleaning, installation, maintenance and more.
Drinking fountains are relatively simple products and with a little bit of thought, inspection and preventative maintenance can offer many years of trouble free use. In our maintenancce article we explain how to keep your water fountains in perfect working order. Make sure your water dispensers are a credit to your building.
How to clean your stainless steel products to maintain the original appearance. In the following article we try to address this often asked question.