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WRAS Approval: What Is It, And Why Is It Important?

24 May 2017

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.

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School Toilets: Planning A* facilities for your building.

13 May 2017

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.

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Planning A Unisex Bathroom: The Pros, Cons & Practicalities

9 April 2017

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.

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School Water Fountains: A Case Study For Rugby School

30 March 2017

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.

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The Advantages & Disadvantages Of Hands-Free Infrared Taps

27 March 2017

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.

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Sluice sinks and slop hoppers explained

25 February 2017

Sluice sinks (otherwise known as 'disposal units' or 'slop hoppers') are used to safely dispose clinical waste. In this article you'll find out more about what they are, how they work, and why you can't just pour clinical waste down the toilet.

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How to install, maintain and clean a stainless steel urinal

20 February 2017

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.

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Wash troughs: what they are and when to use them

10 February 2017

Wash troughs are an inexpensive and practical alternative to individual handwashing basins. In this useful guide, you’ll learn all about what they are, how to install them, and much more.

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What Are Waste Water Traps

1 February 2017

What are traps? Why are they fitted? And why do I need one?
These are the questions we are asked regarding waste water traps, and hopefully we will answer these questions in the following article.

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Drinking Fountain Maintenance

1 January 2017

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.

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Cleaning And Maintenance Of Stainless Steel Products

15 December 2016

How to clean your stainless steel products to maintain the original appearance. In the following article we try to address this often asked question.

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