I am obtaining a quote to put in a new bathroom on a limited budget (Â£2k) and have been told that if we supply the suite they will fit it for us. We only want a basic suite, eg. B&Q. Because we have a small room, (approx 5ft x 5ft), lots of fiddly tight pipes and an internal soil pipe in the corner of the room that we would like them to box in, most plumbers have taken one look and turned us down.
We have found one person that is considering the job, but has said that he needs to go off and â€˜check regulationsâ€™ and also possibly cut part of the soil pipe off (it goes straight from the ground floor up into the attic). The old toilet has a right angle type fit onto the soil pipe and most new toilets I have seen just have straight fittings. Is this what he means? The soil pipe has been at the house since it was built (1950-60s) and has never caused us any trouble. What regulations apply and why?
I have an inbuilt dislike of workmen of any type :cry: because I donâ€™t really understand them and am afraid that this personâ€™s cards are marked before he has even quoted us for the job. I hope that you can please advise and put my mind to rest. Thanks.