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Welcome to the IdealSpec website, the UK’s largest collection of bathroom and washroom products and the ultimate resource for the specifier,contractor and installer. Every one of over 3,500 products Armitage Shanks and Ideal Standard products has its own dedicated webpage. Each contains the essential information you need to select the right product whatever your project.

Unrivalled Expertise.
Only one UK manufacturer has the extensive product range and sector expertise necessary to offer a solution for every bathroom and washroom.From the refurbishment of a single domestic bathroom, large scale housing developments to major commercial construction projects, Ideal Standard and Armitage Shanks are unrivalled.

Everything you need to choose sanitaryware and fittings tailored to the specific needs of your project is contained with the Bluebook. Additionally the 5th Edition is now supported by our online IdealSpec service ( This interactive website features every Bluebook and Sottini product and includes an online specification system.

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.