Choosing the Perfect Pedestal Basin: Expert Tips for Your Bathroom Upgrade

Introduction: When it comes to designing or renovating your bathroom, selecting the right fixtures is crucial for both functionality and aesthetics. The pedestal basin is a classic and elegant choice that can elevate the overall look of your bathroom. In this blog, we'll provide expert advice on how to choose the perfect pedestal basin for your spa...
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Exploring the Finest Bathroom Basin Materials in the Australian Market

When it comes to designing or renovating your bathroom, choosing the right basin material is a crucial decision. The Australian market offers an abundance of options, each with its unique features and benefits. In this blog, we'll delve into the different types of bathroom basin materials available, helping you make an informed decision for your ba...
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Introducing Turner Hastings' Cove Sink Collection: Affordable Elegance for Every Home

In the ever-evolving world of kitchen design, Turner Hastings is thrilled to unveil its latest addition to the sink family - the Cove range. Tailored to meet the needs of the lower-mid range market, the Cove sinks promise to bring affordable elegance into homes without compromising on quality. The driving force behind introducing the Cove range is ...
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Both A Chef and Home Cook’s Best Friend: How a Sink Colander Transforms Your Cooking Experience

Cooking is not just a routine task; it's an art form that allows us to express our creativity and nourish ourselves and our loved ones. In the world of culinary wonders, even the smallest additions to your kitchen can make a significant impact on your cooking experience. One such underrated hero in the kitchen is the sink colander. While it may see...
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Fireclay Sink Options with Overflow

Turner Hastings is pleased to announce we now offer overflows in many more of our sinks! This gives you the option of a sink that will not flood the room if you leave a tap running. Furthermore, we are offering black and white overflow rings to match your black or white sink so you can pick any finish tapware and not have to be stuck with a chrome ...
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Choosing the Perfect Toilet for Your Australian Home: A Comprehensive Guide

When it comes to outfitting your home in Australia, selecting the right toilet is a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. From water efficiency to design aesthetics, there are several factors to consider ensuring you make the best choice for your household. In this guide, we'll walk you through the key considerations for purchasing a toilet in ...
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Embracing Sustainability: The Eco-Friendly Appeal of Turner Hastings Fireclay Sinks

In an era where environmental consciousness is paramount, the choices we make for our homes can have a lasting impact on the planet. Turner Hastings, a renowned name in the world of kitchen sinks, is setting a new standard for sustainability with its line of Fireclay Sinks. These sinks not only redefine elegance in the kitchen but also prioritize e...
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Clever Kitchen Organiser Solutions: The Benefits of Using Roll-Up Sink Drainers

The kitchen is often the heart of a home, where meals are prepared, memories are made, and family and friends gather. However, kitchen spaces can sometimes be limited, making it essential to organise the available area efficiently. One innovative solution for achieving this is the use of roll-up sink drainers. In this blog, we will explore how roll...
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Check Out Our Fireclay Sink Review: We Put Our Fireclay Sinks to the Test!

Welcome to our latest Fireclay Sink review blog post where we dive deep into the world of fireclay sinks. At Turner Hastings, we take our commitment to quality seriously. To ensure that our fireclay sinks are built to last and stand up to the demands of everyday life, we've put them through rigorous testing. In this post, we'll share the insights f...
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Maintaining Your Farmhouse Kitchen or Laundry Sink: Expert Tips and Tricks

Ensure your farmhouse sink remains as beautiful as the day it was installed with our maintenance guide. Learn how to clean, protect, and prevent common issues for long-lasting durability. Your farmhouse laundry or kitchen sink is a valuable addition to your home, not only for its functionality but also for its timeless elegance. To ensure your farm...
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6 Reasons to Consider a Fireclay Sink for Your Outdoor Kitchen

When it comes to creating an outdoor kitchen, one of the key considerations is choosing the right sink, and it's hard to overlook the compelling advantages of a fireclay sink. ​ Durability: In an outdoor kitchen environment, durability is paramount. Exposed to the elements, your sink needs to withstand the challenges of outdoor living. Fireclay sin...
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Experience Luxury at Turner Hastings' Curated Collection Retailers

In today's digital age, the convenience of online shopping is undeniable, but the experience of visiting a physical store or showroom remains unmatched. At Turner Hastings, we're committed to enhancing this experience with our exclusive Curated Collection . In an era where everything is available with a click, Turner Hastings believes in preserving...
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A Complete Guide to Heated Towel Rails in Australia

Heated towel rails are a popular addition to bathrooms in Australia, providing a luxurious way to keep your towels warm and dry. Not only do they add a touch of elegance to your bathroom decor, but they also serve a practical purpose. In this blog post, we’ll explore everything you need to know about heated towel rails in Australia, including the benefits, types, and installation process.

The Benefits of Heated Towel Rails

  • Keeps Towels Warm and Dry
    Heated towel rails are designed to keep your towels warm and dry, which is especially beneficial during the colder months. They can help to prevent damp and musty smells in your bathroom by reducing moisture.
  • Energy Efficient
    Modern heated towel rails are highly energy-efficient, using only a small amount of electricity to operate. They can be turned on and off as needed, making them a cost-effective solution.
  • Adds Value to Your Home
    Installing a heated towel rail can increase the value of your home, making it a worthwhile investment. They are a popular feature in modern bathrooms and can be a selling point if you ever decide to sell your property.
  • Easy to Install
    Heated towel rails are relatively easy to install, and many models can be installed by a DIY enthusiast, if your heated towel simply plugs into a powerpoint. However, if your heated towel rail requires hardwiring then you will need to hire a professional to ensure a safe and secure installation.

Choosing the Right Heated Towel Rail: Exploring Electric Dry Element and Liquid Filled Options

    • Electric
      • Electric dry element heated towel rails are connected to your home’s electrical system and can be turned on and off as needed.
      • This is a cheaper option for budget-conscious clients.
      • A dry element heated towel rail is not designed to warm your room and the warmth is concentrated under your towels only, and not evenly throughout the towel rail.

Electric Dry Element Heated Towel Rails

  • Liquid Filled
    • Liquid-filled heated towel rails can act as a radiator within your bathroom creating a cosy atmosphere.
    • These are connected to your home’s electrical system and can be turned on and off as needed.
    • These rails are filled with a heating fluid and an immersion element that heats the water/glycol mix in the bars and then circulates through the towel rail.
    • As shown in the diagram above, the liquid is heated evenly and stays at a constant temperature.
    • Liquid-filled remains hotter than an electric dry element heated towel rail at all times, making it the premium choice.

Liquid-Filled Heated Towel Rails

Step-by-Step Guide: Installing Your Heated Towel Rail

  • Choose Your Towel Rail
    The first step in installing an electric heated towel rail is to choose the right one for your bathroom. Consider the size and style of your bathroom, as well as your budget and heating requirements. You can explore options such as our 5-bar Mayer heater towel rail in Brushed Brass, Brushed Nickel or Chrome.
  • Prepare Your Bathroom
    Before installing your bathroom towel rail, you will need to prepare your bathroom. This involves measuring the space where the towel rail will be installed and ensuring that there is a nearby power source or hot water connection. Refer to this diagram for the best place to install a heated towel rail. Heated towel rails can be installed within zone 2 or zone 3 only.
  • Install Your Towel Rail
    Once you have prepared your bathroom, it’s time to install your towel rail. Depending on the heated towel rail you have chosen, this can be done by a professional plumber or a DIY enthusiast. If you’re installing the towel rail yourself, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully and use the correct tools or hire a qualified professional.
  • Connect Your Towel Rail
    Once your towel rail is installed, it’s time to connect it to your home’s electrical system or hot water system. This should be done by a professional if you’re not confident in your DIY skills.

Enhance Your Bathroom with the Luxury of Electric Heated Towel Rails

Heated towel rails are a practical and luxurious addition to any bathroom in Australia. They provide warmth and comfort during the colder months and can add value to your home. With a range of styles and types available, there is a heated towel rail to suit any bathroom decor. If you’re considering installing a heated towel rail in your home, be sure to consult with a professional plumber or electrician for safe and secure installation.

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How Far Should My Butler Sink Protrude From the Benchtop?

The recommended distance that a butler sink should protrude from the bench top can vary based on the specific sink and installation method being used. However, a typically it is installed with a 40mm overhang. This allows for easy access to the sink and provides enough clearance for you to comfortably wash dishes or prepare food without feeling cra...
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Looking for an Easy to Clean Basin to Handle Everyday Use?

Consider a fireclay basin, it is a type of ceramic basin that is fired at very high temperatures, resulting in a strong, non-porous finish that resists stains and scratches. Fine fireclay is a popular material choice for bathroom basins for several reasons: Durability: Fine fireclay is a very durable material that is resistant to scratches, chips, ...
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Can I Install a Butler Sink in a Laminate Bench Top?

What is a laminate bench top? A laminate bench top is a type of countertop that is made by layering and compressing thin sheets of paper, plastic or a moisture resistant wood like particleboard or MDF with a resin-based adhesive.The layers are then pressed together under high heat and pressure to create a durable, solid surface. The top layer of th...
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Why You Should Choose Fine Fireclay for Your Butler Sink

Fine fireclay has many benefits over standard ceramic sinks and even more over stainless steel sinks. We will walk you through the key benefits of why you should choose a fine fireclay sink.  Is Fireclay Good for Sinks? ​ Fine fireclay is a type of ceramic material that is used to make sinks. It is made by mixing clay, feldspar, and quartz and...
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Can I use an InSinkErator or other food waste disposer with my ceramic farmhouse sink?

Insinkerator and other food waste disposer brands are becoming a popular choice in kitchens in Australia to reduce food waste going to landfill, instead sending it to sewerage where it biodegrades quicker. It also is beneficial to stop food waste rotting in your kitchen bin where it can attract fruit flies. Farmhouse style sinks made from ceramic o...
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Best Practices to Prevent Glass Breakage in Fine Fireclay Sinks

Understanding Fine Fireclay Fine fireclay is a type of ceramic material that is used to make sinks. It is made by mixing clay, feldspar, and quartz and firing it at a high temperature (usually around 1200 degrees Celsius) in a kiln. This process gives the material a hard, durable, and non-porous surface that is resistant to stains, scratches, and h...
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How to Install a Butler or Farmhouse Style Sink

For over 25 years, Turner Hastings has been providing unique and exclusive product ranges that allow you to design your bathroom and kitchen with exceptional ceramic pieces both timeless and classic. Watch this video below to join us as we show you how to install your new Turner Hastings fine fireclay butler sink. Please note that we highly recomme...
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