When choosing a new wash basin for your bathroom it’s not simply a case of selecting a style of sink you like then sitting back and getting someone to install it. That’s because, depending on the style of sink you choose, you’re going to have to consider the possibility of various basin fittings too.
For instance, if you’ve opted for a wall hung basin then you’ll certainly need a frame to secure the basin, as well as bolts to ensure it stays put on the other side of the wall.
What is a basin frame?
A basin frame is used to support a sink and can be either visible or invisible (ie wall hung). The advantage of using a visible frame is that there’s no need for a pedestal so it frees up more space. They are also simple for a competent DIY’er to fit. Frames can be adjusted for height, with most robust enough to support heavier sinks.
Why you need fixing bolts
The way to ensure a frame remains steady on the other side of the wall is to secure it tightly using fixing bolts. It’s possible to do this as an experienced DIY’er, but in many cases householders understandably opt to secure the services of a professional plumber.
The fixing bolts will be both hidden and on display so it’s important to make sure they look good and co-ordinate with your basin where possible for a stylish look. It practically goes without saying that it’s essential the bolts – as well as the wall hung frame – are of exceptionally high quality in order to ensure they go on working for the lifetime of the basin. A basin which collapses through poor quality fixings would make an incredible, and extremely costly, amount of mess in your bathroom and is to be avoided at all costs.