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    • chrisw
    • By chrisw 19th Mar 08, 12:09 AM
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    Where can I buy a coloured toilet?
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    • 19th Mar 08, 12:09 AM
    Where can I buy a coloured toilet? 19th Mar 08 at 12:09 AM
    I need a new toliet as the cistern has cracked but it is ivory/champagne colour. Everywhere I've tried only sell white apart from one place which wanted £300 for one. I'm reluctant to replace the whole bathroom as it has a large corner bath with the walls are tiled round it.

    Does anyone know where I might find a cheap ivory/champagne toilet please?

    Thanks.
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    • 19th Mar 08, 12:23 AM
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    • 19th Mar 08, 12:51 PM
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    • 19th Mar 08, 12:51 PM
    ....Does anyone know where I might find a cheap ivory/champagne toilet please?.....
    Originally posted by chrisw
    HariboJunkies links may well be a solution but "cheap", I'm not sure. The last time I did something like this was a few years back and IIRC the part(s) cost £190.
    There are still a number of manufacturers who produce "Ivory" coloured ceramics but not "Champagne" so please make sure you know which one you need.
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    • chrisw
    • By chrisw 19th Mar 08, 1:19 PM
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    • 19th Mar 08, 1:19 PM
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    • 19th Mar 08, 1:19 PM
    Thanks. From HariboJunkies links, prices seem to be about £130 for the pan plus £170 for the cistern which ties in with the £300 I was quoted previously.

    I could just get the cistern but there is no guarantee of a match and it can't be returned if it's not right. It's particularly annoying when I can get a whole new white toilet for about £80.

    I'll have to have a think about it some more.

    Cheers.
  • toffeegirl
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    • 19th Mar 08, 4:29 PM
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    • 19th Mar 08, 4:29 PM
    We have a grey bathroom suite and needed a new toilet..... we settled on a cheap white one to last until (whenever) we get it all redone. Not ideal, but stress-free!

    Perhaps your alternative option is to box it in ..........?

    Also - sometimes places like B&Q have a clearance area for odd sink / toilet parts which might give you a temporary / cheap fix whilst you find you longterm solution...
    • chrisw
    • By chrisw 19th Mar 08, 9:28 PM
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    • 19th Mar 08, 9:28 PM
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    • 19th Mar 08, 9:28 PM
    Putting a white one in with perhaps an ivory toilet seat was also my idea as I'm not really too bothered what it looks like, particularly as I'm probably sat on top of it most of the time, as long as it does its job without leaking.

    Unfortunately, my wife doesn't share this view.

    However, I do have a similar colour toilet in the downstairs bathroom, so I'm thinking of putting that upstairs, then I'll only have to replace a sink and toilet downstairs with a white one.

    The job just seems to grow all the time for the sake of a small crack in a coloured cistern which you probably couldn't give away a few years ago.
    • purply
    • By purply 19th Mar 08, 11:32 PM
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    • 19th Mar 08, 11:32 PM
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    • 19th Mar 08, 11:32 PM
    reclamation yard?

    we moved into a house with a yukky turquoise bathroom suite with a leaky cistern -as we dont have the money to replace the bathroom just yet, we found the exact shade from a local reclamation yard. think it cost about 20 quid-maybe £25

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    • By foreign correspondent 19th Mar 08, 11:43 PM
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    • 19th Mar 08, 11:43 PM
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    • 19th Mar 08, 11:43 PM
    try freecycle!
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    • By chrisw 20th Mar 08, 12:38 AM
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    • 20th Mar 08, 12:38 AM
    try freecycle!
    Tried that but no joy.

    reclamation yard?
    Good idea. Did you get it from around the Manchester area? Searching the internet, most seem to deal with building and architectural materials. I'll give some a ring in case they have one lurking somewhere.

    Cheers.
    • ChasingButterflies
    • By ChasingButterflies 20th Mar 08, 12:41 AM
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    Hi there,

    My 1st thought was this: our last house was built in 2002 in 2 of our bathrooms the colour was either misty champagne or misty ivory made by ideal standard.

    Another option would be to phone around/or ask any friends who are/or who know a plumber to keep an eye out for what you are looking for... they will be pulling them out to replace with a white suite probably! We managed to find a replacement cistern for a friend this way (she needed a 9l - in white but the don't make 9l anymore!)

    btw I can see where your wife is coming from

    Good luck - I hope you manage to find one - where there is a will...
  • lynnexxxo
    I am going to be replacing my champagne/beige coloured toilet in the next few weeks. You can have it if you want it.

    I'm in scotland though,
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    Try cruising the local skips - I always see coloured suites in them.

    They will regret it, in 10 years time they will be back in fashion, (when some interior designer guru say white is cold, dull and clinical) will be extremely hard to find, and therefore will be very expensive
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    • purply
    • By purply 20th Mar 08, 1:57 PM
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    the reclamation yard is around the corner from where we live-if its any good for you, seeing as you are in warrington and kind of nearish, i'll get the number for you.
    should be passing by it at some point today.

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    • By purply 20th Mar 08, 2:00 PM
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    i use the term reclamation yard loosley! its more like a junk yard but we found our cistern and we found an exact replica of a marble panel that we needed for our fireplace, so quite a good little place.
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    • By plumb1 20th Mar 08, 7:11 PM
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    Give http://www.smithsbathrooms.co.uk/ a ring, they supply bathrooms to the trade showrooms.
    I managed to get a Lemon/ primrose double trap syphomic wc pan off them, for £175, i was quoted £300- £520 from other place's.
    • chrisw
    • By chrisw 20th Mar 08, 11:31 PM
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    I am going to be replacing my champagne/beige coloured toilet in the next few weeks. You can have it if you want it.

    I'm in scotland though,
    Originally posted by lynnexxxo
    Thanks for the offer, but it's a bit far and probably too awkward to post.

    Got in a bit of an altercation with OH in Homebase this evening when I offered to compromise by replacing the toilet AND sink with a white one but leaving the bath. She wouldn't have it, though.
    • purply
    • By purply 25th Mar 08, 11:47 PM
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    hi,
    i don't know if you are till interested in the reclamation yard in manchester (where i got my coloured cistern from), but i passed the the yard today. It is called NERF and the number is 01617401701

    apologies if im not allowed to put numbers up but don't know how to PM
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    • chrisw
    • By chrisw 26th Mar 08, 5:08 PM
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    Thanks for that, Ive written it down in case it gets removed. I've just read another thread on repairing a cracked cistern with silicone aquarium sealant so I'm going to give that a go first.
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  • Sledgehead
    Old thread I know, but ...

    ... bathroom furniture by its very nature lasts and lasts until either:

    1 ) home "improvements";
    2 ) an accident.

    The latter is usually covered by your insurance.
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