Home Design Guides: Bathroom, Hot water

Instant hot water enhancements

Using hot water enhancements can not only improve the supply of hot water to your bathroom, but also help to reduce the amount of water you waste.

How to hire a plumber

Depending on the work you need done, you may need to give a little thought to who's going to do plumbing or gasfitting work in your home. Read our guide on how to choose the right plumber.

Temperature controllers

These devices allow you to automatically set the exact temperature of water from a given tap, and in some cases even to specify to what level a bath or sink should be filled.

Hot water recirculation system

Hot water recirculation systems

Also known as 'comfort pumps', these systems pump hot water through your pipes to ensure that it's always available when and where you need it.

Cold water diverter

Cold water diverters

In most plumbing setups, it takes a while for hot water to reach the hot tap when it's turned on. Cold water diverters recycle the cold water which would otherwise pour down the drain in this time.

Where should hot water systems be installed?

Where should hot water systems be installed?

The position of your hot water system relative to your taps is vital to your system's efficiency. Find out how best to plan your layout, and what to consider when space is limited.