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Bristan Pumps Varispeed and Duraspeed

Bristan Pumps

 

Bristan Pumps Varispeed and DuraspeedBoth the Bristan pumps Varispeed and the Duraspeed pumps can still be bought new as the older model shape still contrary to what has been said by many suppliers recently who are trying to sell the Stuart Turner versions.

The issue when using the new replacement models is that the pipework will need to be altered to suit which invariably will cost more in time and plumbing costs.

The old Bristan Pumps come branded as Tapstore Pumps but are exactly the same as the older models just with a different non return valve fitted, which is most cases can simply be removed with a pair of long nosed pliers.

Basically you pull out the valve from the outlet of the pump, twist apart the plastic casing and discard of the rubber sheet that is it.

Some of the very old Bristan, New Team and Showerfore models came with different connection hoses for compression fittings you can even still get these versions although slightly more expensive.

You can order them from here.

 

Sida Supplies – Quality Bathroom Products

A new online bathroom shop

Sida Supplies are a recently launched online bathroom shop, selling a wide range of quality bathroom products. They stock a good range of both modern and traditional designs. Sida Supplies also have some brilliant monthly offers, products that have been on offer include; Modello Arc Single Ended Bath, Carino Mono Basin MixerModular Unit & Basin and the Carino 360 Pillar Bath Filler.

Sida Supplies

A great aspect of this new business that I think is brilliant is that Sida Supplies do not only sell you the bathroom products, but also offer a range of experienced advice, tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your bathroom.

This new online shop seems to have a bright future in the bathrooms industry, they offer quality products at competitive prices and seem to be living up to their aim that is to ‘deliver total customer satisfaction through innovative design, a guarantee of quality and value for money, together with a commitment to outstanding customer service.’

Next time you are looking to buy for your bathroom I would give Sida Supplies a go. Visit Sida Supplies here.

Bathroom Home Directory

 

Bathroom Home Directory is the best local resource.

I love the Bathroom Home Directory, it is a newly launched online directory with a very clever design. It offers the user a way to find local bathroom resources through geo location, so wherever you live you simply visit the site and it will ask you to let it access your location, and ‘bang’ up pop’s local bathroom showrooms, tile shops and bathroom installers all in on one website.

You can find local bathroom showrooms, plumbers, tilers and tile shop all via your location.

Bathroom Home Directory QR code.It also has a directory of bathroom manufacturers and lots of great contact information. A good blog section for news for products and other industry information.

 

It will even give you directions to the showroom, also has QR Codes (Quick Response) so you can scan all the places you want to visit.

 

 

Bristan Hampton Bathroom Taps

Bristan Hampton Basin MixerHampton by Bristan and open square spout design bathroom taps and mixers, a small but concise range, only three items in the range but priced to sell well. There are two basin mixers a standard monobloc and a tall version and the Hampton bath filler completes the range.

All the items have a waterfall style spout and will require a high pressure to work, the minimum recommended is 1.0bar.

The Hampton basin mixer is currently £135.00, the Hampton tall basin mixer £150.00 and the Hampton bath filler is £177.00 if you are interested in more click here to see the Hampton range

Use bathroom-home.co.uk to find a retailer and installer.

Shower Booster Pump for under £100

Shower Booster PumpThis 1.5 bar twin shower booster pump is a great deal quieter than most of its rivals and boasts a centrifugal design which gives great all round performance if you hurry it is available from tapstore.com for just £99.00, there is also a 2.0bar version available for£119.00.

Both come complete with 4 x 15mm flexible connection hoses, and power lead.

This pump is continuously rated unlike most of its rivals.

Pumps both hot and cold water at the same time.

Why not power your shower with the TS 50 Click here for more details and to buy. or to buy the TS 70 2.0bar Click Here

Use bathroom-home.co.uk to find a retailer and installer.

Event Thermostatic Shower Valve

Roper Rhodes Event Thermostatic Shower Valve

Roper Rhodes Event Mixer Shower

The Roper Rhodes Event thermostatic shower valve has to be the best value shower valve around at present it is a recessed shower valve that is dual control, so it has a separate flow and temperature control.

It has been made to compliment Roper Rhodes current range but would also sit very neatly next to lots of other brands of single lever bathroom taps and showers.

It has a diverter that can operate two separate items from the one valve, for example you could use it to control a fixed shower head and a shower handset on a riser rail (shower kit), all this and it come with a 10 year guarantee.

It is currently on offer at Tapstore.com for just £107.00 you can find out more by clicking here.

Use bathroom-home.co.uk to find a retailer and installer.

Bristan Smile and Glee Electric Showers

Bristan Glee Electric shower

Bristan Glee Electric Shower

Bristan have launched a new range of electric showers in fact four ranges in total, the Smile, Glee, Joy, and Bliss. I think they have done a very good job with clever ideas that should make them a best sellers.

They are price competitive and look great, they can replace most other electric showers with there 5 point entry for both water and electricity, and they come with a variety of different power ratings.

All ranges come complete with a riser rail shower kit and a hose and handset.

The Smile range is only available in white and with either a 8.5kW or 9.5Kw prices start from just £85.00.

The Glee range (pictured left) has the addition of a digital temperature display and is available in 8.5kW, 9.5kW or 10.5kW prices start from just £110.00.

If you wish to see the complete range on special offer the visit Tapstore by clicking here.

Use bathroom-home.co.uk to find a retailer and installer.

Sussex Towel Rails

Sussex Towel Rail

Sussex Stainless Steel Towel Rails

Sussex stainless steel towel rails are the highest quality bathroom towel rail that money can buy why? they are made from the best materials (stainless steel) and with the best engineering that Britain can muster yes “made in Britain” Sussex to be precise.

 

The benefits from stainless steel for building heated towel rails for the bathroom and cloakroom is that they will nor rust or rot hence a 25 year guarantee, the heat output is 25% more than a chrome towel rail and they are more environmentally friendly being that they are made from 95% recycled material.

They are available in a variety of sizes and can be supplied as electric only, dual fuel kits are also available so you can run off of central heating and in the summer months electric to keep those towels toasty all year around.

Prices start from as little as £139.00, for the best prices and to view the whole selection visit Tapstore.com here.

 

 

Hib Re-chargeable LED Mirrors

Hib Rechargable Mirror

Hib Rechargable Battery Mirror

Battery Powered Rechargeable Bathroom Mirrors from HIB

Hib have a great solution for those wanting a mirror with lights but do not have an available electrical power source in the room, they have come up with a range of three rechargable LED mirrors that have a removable 6 cell rechargeable battery pack, the battery pack simply slides out of the side of the LED mirror from a discreet slot and is recharged using the supplied battery charger.

The battery life is 30 – 35 hours and LED lights tend to be maintenance free and are low energy so cheaper to run, so this is a fantastic solution saving the cost of electricians and the possible damage to your home that running cables can do.

The Hib Vinni (pictured left) is 70cm high and 50 cm wide and has LED lights both sides and on the top of the mirror, the other two Hib Rechargeable mirrors are the  Hib Henry is 50cm high and 80cm wide with 7 LED lights left and right, and the Hib Oliver is 60cm high and 45 cm wide with 6 LED lights left and 6 LED lights on the right.

If you wish to see more information and view all three mirrors on a special offer then click here.

Hib Battery Pack

Image showing charger pack

Hib Charger

Rechargable battery

 

Cheap Shower Deals

SL3 Thermostatic Showers

April showers are here so, where are the best bargains. Well I have some cheap thermostatic shower valves that won’t hurt your pocket. The first one,  pictured on the right is the SL3 recessed thermostatic shower valve, it comes with a solid brass chrome plated back-plate and solid handles. Everything feels great about this valve no plastic parts at all and all for just £153.00. There are two other recessed valves in this range – a two outlet valve with diverter which looks the same as this one on the on the right and a three outlet shower valve – this one has three handles, the top handle will control two of the outlets and the bottom handle will control the third outlet, the middle handle is your thermostat and controls the temperature. Pre-set to 38 degrees this can be calibrated to higher or lower temperature if you wish.

To see more information and veiw the complete range Click here.