Hampton 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.
I always get asked “why my new bathroom taps or mixers do not work as well as my old taps” well this is because in the UK there are very few true taps manufacturers most are simply importers and the products available on the market are not manufactured specifically for the low pressure market. So if you have a conventional water system with a cold water storage tank and a hot water cylinder in your airing cupboard then you will need to be careful with your product selection.
I like the way that tapstore.com explain about the high versus low pressure on their information pages which you can view here and the low pressure bathroom tap pages where they point out ranges with explanations that will work on a gravity fed water system.
There are products that will work on low pressure well but always double check the products specified minimum specified pressure rating.
The function of bathroom taps and mixers is so important if you make the wrong decision by the time you use your lovely new bathroom it could be too late the last thing you want is to wait 20 minutes to fill up a bath and by the time you get in it its cold, so take time and care in making the right choice.
Crosswater’s bathroom taps and showers are all made from high quality materials and the selection is second to none, when designing a bathroom the choice of bathroom taps and showers is critical to creating not just the look but also getting the function you require, with Crosswater this is easy as most of the products will work on the various types of water systems around and there are more designs than most other suppliers at the right prices.
To veiw all the Crosswater ranges it is worth a visit to Tapstore to look at the whole selection on offer which has currently a 20% discount available with free delivery.
Electric showers here start from £66.00 for the Galaxy G7000 and go up to the Bristan thermostatic electric shower 10.4 Kw for £391.00 a big price difference so what do you get for your money? Well the answer is simple.
1, Flow – the more the Kilo wattage the faster the flow.
2, Temperature stabilization – electric showers are quite temperamental and with better quality showers you get better performance control.
3, Looks – you will always pay a premium for a better looking shower.
4, Controls – some electric showers will have knobs to turn and control the shower flow and some will have more expensive buttons which will be electronically controlled.
It is important to note with all electric showers the faster the flow the cooler the water they are essentially an instantaneous water heater so paying more money for a unit of a lower wattage will not be a better quality water flow (Shower).
To view the largest selection of electric showers whether it is for a new installation or a replacement at amazing prices click the link below.
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For the best prices on Bristan bathroom taps and showers visit the new dedicated Bristan website launched this week. where you can get a price match promise . 30 day money back guarantee and all products will be with you in two – three days… really worth a look.
This beautiful website has the ranges laid out in front of you with all the best sellers there to see, whether you are looking for Java, Blade , Chill or Prism bathroom taps or showers you might even like the traditional values of the 1901 taps and showers.
All products come with a five year guarantee.
To see the new website click here.
Bauhaus Bathroom Furniture is designed to be flexible to suit most bathrooms, looking into the ranges on offer I want to start with the Elite Dune furniture, this basin unit was chosen for a display in our London showroom as it caught our eye immediately for its simplicity and clean lines.
The base units themselves come with push open close drawers with soft close mechanism and give plenty of room for bathroom storage.
There are three sizes available for the basins and drawer units 50 cm, 70cm or 100cm, and there are also an additional three wall hung units available with soft close doors, a tall tower unit , a half tower or a short storage unit.
The three high gloss resin basins that go with this range are beautifully manufactured to suit and are only available for use with a mono bloc basin tap.
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Hudson Reed Kubix Bathroom taps and showers have been made with the square edges cut to perfection and are one of their best selling ranges, the angular faces are highly polished and will sit well in any modern bathroom. The choices are from a monobloc basin mixer an open spouted basin mixer, what they describe as a cruciform basin mixer with separate on/off handles a bath filler, a bath shower mixer, and a four hole deck mounted bath shower mixer, one of my favorites is the freestanding bath shower mixer which is thermostatically controlled. There is also a range of thermostatic shower valves to choose from with standard dual control, a two control version with two outlets, and a triple valve with two stop cocks to control two separate outlets at the same time.
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One of Roper Rhodes new tap and shower Ranges is the Stream which follows on from their very successful move into bathroom taps, its shape is curvaceous with a round body and oval end to the lever and spout. The ceramic disc cartridge has a built in flow limit and temperature limiter.
In the Stream range of bathroom taps are mini basin mixers with and without pop up wastes, standard Monobloc basin mixers with and without pop up wastes, a tall monobloc basin mixer for freestanding bowls, basin and bath taps, a wall mounted three hole basin mixer, a bath filler and a bath shower mixer.
There are also options for thermostatic shower valves with a round bodied surface or recessed thermostatic valve or recessed only dual control 1 way valve or two way valve with rectangular back plates.
To view the whole range and buy click here Prices start from £74.00.
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Crosswater Zeal bathroom taps are another of there new collections that have emerged this year, very square in design with an unusual cut out on the handle of the tap and a neat flat spout.
The range is a high pressure range only which you will need a minimum pressure of about 1.0bar to operate.
Within the Zeal collection you have the monobloc basin mixer with no pop-up waste so you will need to use a click clack waste, there is a tall mono bloc basin mixer for use with freestanding bowls, there is also a very unusual wall mounted bath shower mixer as you can see from the image to the right, the diverter is mounted on the fascia of the mixer and the handle at the end, it has a neat square wall bracket and shower handset.
To complete the Crosswater Zeal tap and shower range you get to choose between two different versions of manual shower valves one with and one without a diverter which can be used for either showering or filling a bath.
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Top Five cheapest branded bathroom taps……
At number 5 Crosswater have the Prima range of bathroom taps (shown left), this will work on low pressure and comes in at £76.00 a small range with just a Monobloc basin mixer, monobloc bidet mixer, deck or wall mounted bath shower mixer and a manual shower valve, to see the full range click here.
At number 4 Bristan have the Blade range of bathroom taps (shown right) these will also work on low pressure systems and start from as little as £54.00 for a pair of basin taps, again a small range with basin and bath taps a bath filler and a bath shower mixer if you wish to see the full range then click here.
At number 3 Home of Ultra Have Orion bathroom taps (shown left) the prices start from just £38.00 for a pair of basin taps this is quite a large range which includes showers and valves as well to complete the look.
There are basin and bath taps, monobloc basin mixers, bath fillers and bath shower mixers and for the Orion shower valves you get both options of square or oval back plate all are thermostatic and come in one or two way valves with an intergeral diverter.
At Number 2 Bristan’s Sonique range of bathroom taps (shown right) is an easy choice for good design at very reasonable price with basin taps from £38.00 they also offer bath taps, monobloc basin mixers , bath filler, bath shower mixer and matching Sonique mini thermostatic shower valves. Tapstore.com are offering tap packs with saving up to 37% off retail price and they are also offering complete bath and shower packs as well so very worth a look.
But at Number 1 for the best quality for value for money we have the Roper Rhodes Storm range of taps and Showers which also got the accolade last year and managed to get back to number 1 by introducing matching shower valves to boost the complete range.
The Storm monobloc basin Mixer is a touch at £53.00 and there is now everything you would want to complement the complete bathroom or shower room design within the range.
The technology used in the basin mixers along help it be the number 1. Built in to the on off control (cartridge) is a flow limiter and and a temperature limiter to make it safe for use with children and older persons.
To see the full range of taps and showers click here.
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