Thomas Crapper & Co Ltd

Thomas Crapper expands ever-growing sales team

The iconic bathroom company, Thomas Crapper, launched an exciting rebranding programme early in 2022 and has been going from strength to strength ever since. In order to optimise this rapid growth in business, three new Business Development Managers have been appointed; all are self-employed bathroom professionals. “As we continue to grow as a business, it was proving increasingly challenging for us to dedicate the time needed for visiting our deserving customers. We are happy, therefore, to welcome three new members to our team.” explains Paul Dwyer, Managing Director of Thomas Crapper. David Wakefield, will cover the South West, from Gloucestershire down to Cornwall, and along the South Wales coast. As well as Thomas Crapper, David also represents Fiora, Sagittarius brassware,…

Thomas Crapper iconic british brand

Thomas Crapper – a truly iconic British brand

Thomas Crapper is a luxury manufacturer known for high quality, hand-made products with beautiful traditional styling for bathrooms, cloakrooms and en-suites. It is an iconic British brand with a heritage spanning back to 1861 (that’s older than Marks and Spencer!) Some people associate the brand with “just” WC’s; but the name spans so much more. Back in the day, Thomas Crapper designed the plumbing system which revolutionised bathrooms in England to what we know now. His mission was to provide well-made and luxurious products for people to enjoy for a lifetime meaning you only needed to buy once. This ethos is still in place today over 150 years later. Thomas opened the world’s first bathroom showroom in Chelsea in 1870…

Go bold with brass from Thomas Crapper

Brass is one of the oldest, most beautiful, finishes for your bathroom fittings and accessories. To keep it looking tip-top and spotless, you’ll need to devote just a little TLC. If the finish is unlacquered natural brass, as Thomas Crapper’s is, it will need polishing and buffing from time to time. The ‘live’ nature of natural brass does mean that the beautiful finish will age gracefully over time to give an authentic patina. Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc and the different levels of each may lead to slight differences in this shading which, again, is perfect for the live, personal bathroom. When buying brass items, or products described as brass, always check whether they are actual brass…

Thomas Crapper Cloakroom

Thomas Crapper is proud of its ever-expanding retailer network

Since it’s re-brand in 2016 when Managing Director, Paul Dwyer, was appointed, Thomas Crapper has continued to grow year on year and 2022 is no different! Aiming to serve customers nationwide, the team is ensuring that there is a Thomas Crapper retailer in most parts of the UK. The iconic bathroom brand can even be found in The USA and Hong Kong! Among the 110 wide retailer network, the bathroom specialist has welcomed the following companies in recent months – Atlas Bathrooms (Stretford), Baden Bathrooms (Guildford), Bathroom Emporium (Guernsey), Fairfax & Porter (Retford), Just Add Water (Barnet & Buckhurst Hill) Ribble Valley Bathrooms (Clitheroe) and Zen Tiles & Bathrooms (Crewe). Paul Dwyer comments on the benefits of being a Thomas…

Thomas Crapper Cloakroom

Cloakrooms for Christmas!

Is the word Christmas being slipped into a few of your conversations lately?  This time it’s popped up for a worthwhile reason (not quite festive baubles and bubbles yet) – for Thomas Crapper to shout about the iconic cloakrooms! People are already busy planning festive gatherings at home so it’s no surprise we want to dust off the good Champagne coupes and serving plates and ensure the house is in tiptop condition – but let’s not forget about the downstairs loo! It is the one space that your guests spend time – and can have a quiet look around in judgment!! This is where candles may burn, literature (or cartoon books) be read and wallpaper/colours be diverse – it should…

Thomas Crapper Warehouse

Thomas Crapper expands facilities as business grows

160 years in the business and the Thomas Crapper brand continues to lead the way in beautiful bathrooms. Recent growth in business, people and product portfolios has led to a £100k investment which includes a new 850 sqm warehouse in Huddersfield.  Administration facilities have also been expanded to house the expanded administration teams and services. Paul Dwyer, Thomas Crapper’s Managing Director, comments, “We are delighted with our progressive development over the past few years. The Thomas Crapper brand is synonymous with quality and style – and is equally loved by designers, installers and homeowners. We have expanded our facilities so that our customer service levels remain at optimum levels.” For further information on the Thomas Crapper range, please visit

Customised Cistern from Thomas Crapper

Splash of colour with Thomas Crapper; personalised down to every detail

Pink, green, blue or yellow – let your imagination go wild with a choice of 2,500 colours with Thomas Crapper’s bespoke colour service for the iconic 814 cast metal cisterns.  Why stop there? You can also have unique messages, or a single inscription cast onto the cistern! How about “IP Knightly” – clever and witty!! For lasting luxury and a truly bespoke bathroom, Thomas Crapper continues to offer that personal touch! For further information on the Thomas Crapper range, please visit

Thomas Crapper 814 Cistern

How to fix a running toilet

Is water constantly running into your toilet? The sound of constant water running into the pan is not only annoying and a waste of money but also worrying that a bigger leak is on the way. It is easy to spot when the valve is leaking badly but often a little seep can occur without being noticed. The best way to check if water is seeping through causing the noise is to dry the bowl of the toilet and then put a piece of toilet paper in the bowl somewhere above the water line. Then after a few minutes you should be able to see if the paper is collecting water and this is a strong indication that the valve…

Thomas Crapper & Co Basins

Thomas Crapper – the iconic British brand then and now

Thomas Crapper & Co Ltd. was founded by Thomas himself in London in 1861. The business supplied and installed bathroom and plumbing products throughout London; as such, he was responsible for many improvements in sanitary conditions and bathrooms in general. These include: Ball-cock flushing valves. Various waste-water valve mechanisms (syphons). Drainage and underground plumbing traps, to improve hygiene. The bathroom showroom concept. The world’s first bathroom showroom boasted plumbed-in toilets so that clients could ‘try before they buy’. It also had huge plate-glass windows to show off the stock.  Such a display was market-leading and daring at a time when bodily functions were never acknowledged in polite company. In 1886, the company was engaged by The Royal Household to design…

Downham basin – the star of the show!

One of the latest additions to the Thomas Crapper range, the Downham basin is fast becoming one of our best sellers. The classic styling of this fireclay basin will add a luxury touch to any cloakroom or en-suite bathroom. Carefully crafted in Lancashire, this British made basin looks fabulous on Thomas Crapper brackets or even on a shelf of your own choosing.  

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