Traditional Butler sinks have been around since the 17th century. Each major city had one authority looking after all their sanitary ware, kitchenware and the means to install them. This is where the differences in the Butler sinks emerged, dependant on the region that you lived in. In Belfast, they had plenty of water available, and built deep sinks with overflows as it was not a concern, whereas London had to drill wells to gain enough water, therefore, their sinks were smaller and overflows were not fitted to discourage water waste.
Towards the end of the 19th century, French Farmhouse sinks became more popular, due to the use of local French clay, which was much more refined. This was, and is still used today to create the "Fireclay" sinks that we all know in modern kitchens across the UK. The differences between the Belfast, and the London sinks do not exist in the modern era, and nearly all Butler sinks are the same depth and as you can see, the Belfast and Butler sinks have been around for a long time, and they are still as practical today as they were in the first kitchens they were ever fitted in.
It's not too had to see why they are popular, with their high resistance to stains and scratches, and the very large bowl, and not forgetting the weir overflow incorporated into the Belfast sinks, you can always rely on a Butler sink to withstand whatever the modern world throws at it.
We hold many Belfast sinks in various styles, to suit today's kitchen designs. Please take a look at some of the manufacturers and their offerings below.