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14 years 1 month ago #12502 by max2
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Can anyone recommend a retailer selling bathroom supplies (ie toilets, engelfield shower units, taps etc) between Auckland and Hamilton who are keenly priced.

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14 years 1 month ago #193469 by reggit
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Not Engelfield, but we got our shower from Warners when we renovated, sharp pricing, they fitted it, and although based in Tauranga, had local reps.

That was a few years ago but worth checking with them, we are looking at using them again for our new place.

As far as toilets go, check out Mitre 10 Mega and Placemakers, we have seen some good deals in both :D a bog is a bog as far as I am concerned, hard to go wrong with them!

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14 years 1 month ago #193470 by Birman Babe
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www.plumbingworld.co.nz
have stores all over NZ. Not sure how competitive they are though...

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14 years 1 month ago #193474 by ronnie
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a bog is a bog as far as I am concerned, hard to go wrong with them!


Sorry to disagree tigger, but after having worked in a large plumbing specific shop, I would advise caution with buying the cheapest bog. Cheapest purchase price can equate to most expensive plumbing costs to have installed.

Swaggie, we used to recommend folk talk to their plumber before buying anything. Get advice from the professionals and you can't really go wrong. If you purchase from a place that also does the installation - great as they are obviously happy to install what they sell.

The same goes for taps - lots of cheap imports around, but do they (the sellers) have good after sales service? what is their warranty like? are you happy to have to replace cartridges after only 12 months use?

Like most things, you get what you pay for so a bit of homework can save a lot of grief down the track.

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14 years 1 month ago #193477 by Pumpkingirl
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ITM/Three Brothers in Penrose is very good for bargain purchases on bathroom supplies, they seem to get end of line stuff and almost every person I know who has gone there looking for a bargain has found one.

I must say, when it comes to loos, I wasn't really that interested and chose the basic one recommended by my plumber. However, in hindsight, I would have bought one that was differently shaped. There's really no delicate way to put this, but it's not that comfy to sit on, no matter how big your behind (or small, I asked some skinny people :D ).

For the same price, my Aunt has just chosen a new toilet that's much more comfy and it's sort of more boxy, rather than oval. Gosh it's hard to explain what I mean!

So a loo is not a loo, if you know what I mean :D [;)] and I would recommend "road-testing" the one you like the look of. Sit on a few, and you'll see what I mean, some are just more comfy.

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14 years 1 month ago #193478 by reggit
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You're certainly right about quality, Ronnie, but what we are finding is that some of these generic stores are stocking the same brand as other specific suppliers but at a much lower price [:I]

I'll check with hubby which brand of taps our plumber recommended, there is only one or two brands he will use/fit.

PG, my criteria is mainly ease of cleaning, esp the outside of it. Some have all sorts of bumps and nooks for dust etc. Having said that the ones that fit right against the wall to the back may be easy to clean but are also twice the price as the standard sort, which I am not willing to pay.

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14 years 1 month ago #193479 by maggies mum
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In a big warehouse selling all manner of stuff in the UK, someone had given one of the display toilets a test run! As we found out when we lifted the lid!

So please people just 'sit' on them to try them out!

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14 years 1 month ago #193480 by max2
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maggies mum;166049 wrote: In a big warehouse selling all manner of stuff in the UK, someone had given one of the display toilets a test run! As we found out when we lifted the lid!

So please people just 'sit' on them to try them out!


Gross!

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14 years 1 month ago #193481 by spoook
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Swaggie, PM I may be able to help you [;)]

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14 years 1 month ago #193482 by max2
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Gotta agree on the toilet theories, our new ones must not have the little indents around the back and sides for the dust to trap.

Hubby is taken with his one downstairs in the laundry which is a mid priced Fowler one (Aussie brand, since changed names).

It looks like we are bringing our taps from Aussie (friends trade account cheaper all round) but its the bigger stuff I want to source at the right price... the showroom nearest to us in NZ is way too expensive (as we found out after fitting out the shed for hot and cold water for kitchen sink and shower).

I knew this would be the place to ask though!

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14 years 1 month ago #193543 by DiDi
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Mitre 10 in Pukekohe has "deals" on bathroom stuff. I'm presuming that you were referring to FP's. I did my bathrooms through them a number of years ago and have found the support and after service brilliant. Never yet paid full price for anything either. Stocked Englefield then which I chose.

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14 years 1 month ago #193556 by wino
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Plumbing world are good for the stuff on special and up there for everything else. Mitre 10 are okay but basic, Bunnings are similar. Hit them up for a bulk deal (especially if you are doing more than one bathroom, but even if it is only one ask them what they will do on those fittings plus the laundry tub etc), they usually come to the party.

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14 years 1 month ago #193560 by max2
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DiDi;166118 wrote: Mitre 10 in Pukekohe has "deals" on bathroom stuff. I'm presuming that you were referring to FP's. I did my bathrooms through them a number of years ago and have found the support and after service brilliant. Never yet paid full price for anything either. Stocked Englefield then which I chose.


Yes I was, the Other Half is a good haggler as well, but still came away shocked at prices. I went through the showroom and couldn't see any Englefield (after the building renovation a few years ago) all european stuff which is lovely, but not for this build....

Mind you, he was knocked over when he went to buy a tube of silicone at our nearest ITM for $16 per tube or whatever it was at the time, we pay $3 - $4 here..... he is thinking of importing silicone now.:rolleyes:

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14 years 1 month ago #193582 by skyline_glenn
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Aren't tools and things rediculous over here Swaggie, when I was in Brisbane last year I stockeup on Wiss snips. I went to Bunnings down the road from my uncle in Brisbane and picked them up for $23 where as over here in Bunnings they're $60(they must fly them first class to our shores.

We get good service from Plumbing World down here in Wellington, but we are an account holder/shareholder so get the good discounts.

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14 years 1 month ago #193612 by max2
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skyline_glenn;166158 wrote: Aren't tools and things rediculous over here Swaggie, when I was in Brisbane last year I stockeup on Wiss snips. I went to Bunnings down the road from my uncle in Brisbane and picked them up for $23 where as over here in Bunnings they're $60(they must fly them first class to our shores.

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Left and rights..... hahaha guess what we are bringing over next trip? (preplanned before your post). Great minds think alike! :)

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