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Armitage Shanks - Sanitaryware

Sanitaryware - Washrooms - En-suites

The UK’s Leading Brands Armitage Shanks and Ideal Standard are the two most recognised and respected sanitaryware brands in the United Kingdom. Together they form the leading manufacturer of bathroom and washroom products in the country and have a strong presence in every sector of the construction market. These resources mean we are able to combine expertise and experience with the latest manufacturing technology to deliver a range of high quality, high performance and value for money sanitaryware products.

Armitage Shanks is a British institution with a history dating back to the early nineteenth century. Its specialisation in commercial products has made it the market leader in non-residential washrooms.

Ideal Standard is synonymous with cutting edge design, particularly in domestic bathrooms and showering. This dedication to design has made Ideal Standard the dominant brand in the residential new build and refurbishment market as well as a major force in lighter commercial applications.


  • Education
  • General Healthcare
  • Hotels
  • Public Building
  • Residential
  • Social Housing
  • Student Accommodation
  • Factory
  • Hospitals
  • Office
  • Pubs & Clubs
  • Retail
  • Sports & Leisure
  • Vandal Risk


A school’s washrooms play a vital role in establishing a positive educational environment. Safe, clean and functioning toilets remind pupils that their school is concerned about their welfare. They help to promote improved behaviour and academic performance. Armitage Shanks has been a key supplier to schools since 1910. We have used our experience to develop many specialised products that meet the unique demands of educational use. From low-height WCs to water saving anti-vandal mixers, our products are at the heart of the 21st century school toilet.


A key element of the retail marketing mix is the retail environment itself. Does the shop reflect the values of its brand? Does the mall communicate clearly with its target consumer? Do the washrooms in either of them reinforce their message? Armitage Shanks’ designers have developed a collection of water efficient products that will raise a retail washroom above the ordinary and add value to any shopper’s experience. Their elegance seamlessly encompasses an intrinsic durability to withstand high volume transient use.


Choosing sanitaryware and fittings for hospital use can literally be a life or death decision. The need to deliver water and remove waste efficiently, reduce cross infection and cater for the physical limitations of patients demands a lot from every sanitary installation. Armitage Shanks has a long history of working with the Department of Health to determine the functional requirements of hospital sanitaryware. We continue to design and refine products specifically for hospital use in line with the requirements of HTM64 a healthcare standard.


It’s an unconscious routine that happens when a guest walks into a hotel room; drop the bags, check the view, inspect the bathroom. Today’s guest demands a lot from their en-suite, they expect to be impressed, they hope to be intrigued. And they want to have nothing like it at home. Armitage Shanks’ hotel sanitaryware and fittings balance style with ease of cleaning and performance with durability. As beautiful as they are practical, water efficiency, regulatory compliance and easy maintenance are designed into every one.

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