I am planning an extension to my house, including a new ensuite bathroom and a downstairs WC. To save money and embedded energy I'm thinking of buying secondhand basins and toilets. There seem to be plenty around, but I wonder if there is anything I need to be aware of, e.g.:
- things like fixings, washers, pipe couplings may or may not be included or re-useable. Are these generally standard or are they manufacturer-specific so maybe hard to source?
- I am assuming porcelain sanitaryware isn't subject to much "hidden" wear and tear (it's either broken/cracked/chipped or it's not) so it shouldn't be hard to avoid a lemon. Right?
- I won't be fitting these. Assuming they fit in the space, and the appropriate fixings, pipe, etc are there (see 1.) will plumbers be happy fitting them?