Back to Wall Toilet

With the cistern concealed in either a furniture unit or within the wall itself, back to wall toilets are ideal for a modern bathroom scheme. They’re also easy to clean, with fewer crevices for dirt and bacteria to gather in.

If you’re purchasing a back to wall toilet alone (without a WC unit) then it will require a specially designed concealed cistern, typically with a chrome flush button to help you save water.

Space Saving

With the cistern and pipework hidden in a wall or a toilet unit, back to wall toilets have a sleek appearance that’s perfect for modern bathroom designs. They are often much smaller than a standard close coupled toilet too, meaning you can save space in your bathroom or cloakroom.

At BigBathroomShop, we have a wide range of high quality and modern toilets in a variety of different shapes and sizes. If you want a back to wall toilet that’s comfortable, quiet and easy to clean, we can help. Our back to wall WC pans come with quick release and soft close seats, so there won’t be any accidental bangs or slams in your bathroom.

It’s important to make sure your cistern is the right height before you fit a back to wall toilet though. Once you’ve placed your IPS panels or false wall on the frame set, measure up from the floor to the top of the cistern and create your markings so that your toilet will sit at the right height.


Back to wall toilets are a great choice for modern bathroom schemes, and come in both contemporary and traditional styles. They often look cleaner and smarter than close coupled toilets, as they’re installed into a service void within your walls, so the floor remains clean.

They also hide your pipes and water feeds from view, which creates a sleek minimalist finish to the room. If you want to take the contemporary look one step further, try a hidden cistern furniture unit – this sits behind your pan and contains the cistern and pipework.

This is a more complex installation, as you’ll need to install a boxed section or false wall to contain the cistern. However, it’s a great solution for homeowners wanting to achieve a truly sleek and minimal finish. It’s perfect for small bathrooms and cloakrooms as it allows the toilet to protrude less, which helps save space. There’s a range of different sizes available too, so you can find the right fit for your bathroom.


Back to wall toilets, also known as rimless toilets, are perfect for creating a modern style bathroom. With the cistern hidden behind the wall, these toilets free up floor space and create a streamlined look. This also makes them easier to clean, as there are fewer crevices for dirt and germs to hide in.

These toilets are typically mounted using a unit, which is a thin false wall that creates a service void to house the cistern and pipework. This helps to make the cubicle appear bigger, and it also protects these essential services from tampering or accidental damage.

We have a wide range of stylish back to wall toilets available in our online store. You can find options in curved and angular designs to suit your bathroom, as well as a choice of sizes to ensure that you get the right fit. All of our toilets come with a quick release, soft close seat, which reduces stress on the seats and helps to avoid accidental snaps and clatters.

Easy to Install

If you want a modern look, a back to wall toilet is the way to go. It has a concealed cistern or tank which means you won’t have any exposed pipes, making it cleaner and more hygienic.

It can be more difficult to install than a close coupled toilet, especially if you’re hiding the cistern behind a wall or furniture unit. It’s important to plan enough space in your furniture section or a false wall and use a bespoke cistern furniture unit that has been specifically created for this type of toilet.

As long as you follow the instructions and leave enough room for any future repairs, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Qualified plumbers are becoming familiar with these types of toilets and the hook-up should take an hour or two at most. There are plenty of different styles to choose from, so you’ll be able to find a back to wall toilet to suit your home.

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