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.
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
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Square Bathroom Taps
Looking around at new ranges of square bathroom taps and I came across the Navona collection which is a brand new range which I had not noticed before, it has a lever that is flush to the top of the handle which is a slightly unusual approach but very neat in design, although this is a small range it has every thing that is required for a bathroom, in the collection is either a pair of basin taps or a mono block basin mixer, there is a bidet mixer and for the bath the choice of a separate pair of bath taps a bath filler or a bath shower mixer.
In the picture to the left is the mono bloc basin mixer and a bath filler, to know the quality of the product the handles have to be smooth in operation which is generally a good test of the quality brassware and these are certainly up the the standard I would expect.
Value for money is where this range really stands out the basin taps come in at just £55.00 with the basin mixer just £63.00 even the bath shower mixer is well priced at £156.00 which makes this range my choice for quality at a price, if you would like to view the whole range on offer then just click here.
Crosswater have launched Status Bathroom Taps an unusual slant with this range it has some harsh angles with some subtle curves in between built and designed with a very well engineered feel as with all Crosswater’s products offering a certain quality and durability.
The choices with in the Status Range stating with the Status Monobloc basin mixer that comes with no pop-up waste so be sure to select a click clack waste as an addition, also you have a mini basin mixer for the cloakroom or smaller basins, there is a tall monobloc basin mixer for freestanding bowls or for a three hole basin you have the 3 hole basin set with a very imposing spout, just to finish off the basin mixer range there is a wall mounted 2 hole basin mixer (as shown below) which is my personal favorite.
To allow for baths you have a choice of a bath shower mixer or bath filler with a 3 hole bath filler or a 5 hole bath shower mixer set, they have a set of deck mounted side bodies which you can match up with the Status bath spout for separate parts.
For showering the range is quite limited there is just a manual shower valve or manual shower valve with diverter available which tend to be used more as bath fillersnow a days the diverter model could also be used to fill up a bath and also divert to a shower handset.
The Crosswater monobloc basin mixer RRP £189.00 best buy Tapstore.com £132.00.
Love Me Black from Crosswater is a Matt black bathroom tap range that has caused a stir in designing bathrooms over the last year, there is definitely something sexy about them. The range is not huge but has the important elements you would require to finish the high end shower room en suite or family bathroom.
Items available in the range are as follows, Love Me Black monobloc basin mixer ( as seen in the above image), a wall mounted 2 hole basin set, a tall monobloc basin mixer Idea for free standing basins, a Monobloc bath filler, and a monbloc bath shower mixer with an unusual twist, a pull out shower handset which comes out of the bath itself. That completes the taps range the there are matching Love Me Black thermostatic shower valves and a choice of either a dual control thermostatic recessed valve or they also have a valve that can operate two items at the same time with two stop cocks and a temperature control. There are two options of fixed shower heads either a round or square 220mm to drench yourself with and as a final compliment there is a selection of basin and bath wastes. an unslotted click clack basin waste or a slotted basin waste (for basins with an over flow), there is a bath click clack waste and a bath click clack waste and overflow filler combined all finished in the Matt black to match.
Water saving taps do not have to be ugly as the Quadrato from Bristan now proves, the well designed angular lines of the range is a winner when its comes to looks and now with its eco credentials you can save water as well.
At 0.3 bar pressure the basin mixer will still produce 5.9 liters per minute when needed but use the Eco click control and you will get a flow rate of 1.9 liters per minute, even at 1.0bar pressure the eco click cartridge will at full flow produce 10.5 liters per minute and just 3.9 with the eco click control. Tapstore.com’s green policy means that you can get a flow restrictor for higher pressure systems that will make the maximum flow just 9 liters per minute free of charge.
Who said you cannot look good saving the planet.
Products within the Bristan Quadrato range will be a monobloc basin mixer with pop-up waste £109.00, a monobloc basin mixer with no waste £84.00, a bidet mixer with pop-up waste £93.00, a pair of basin £98.00 and bath taps £117.00, a bath filler £192.00, and a bath shower mixer £236.00.
For special promotional deals Tapstore.com currently running a water saving special on eco taps where you get a massive 30% off RRP and if you mention The Bathroom Designer and buy more than one item from the range you can get an extra 5% till June ’09’.
The Techflow Turbo Range of brass ended pumps are a great choice for the professional plumbers, If you are wanting to install a pump that wont leak or fail electrically then this is the beast for you. they are built with strong induction motors with solid brass impellers so durability is the key word in its design and if you compare these pumps with other brands it is a quiet alternative.
A great little feature of this product is that there is a flow switch sensitivity adjustment on the outlet of the pump which gives you a small amount of movement in how much flow activates the product.
There has been no compromise in the construction of the impeller casing using a thicker casting of brass making a quieter pump. I have used the 1.0 bar single impeller fitted in a cupboard in my office and I can hear it, when I previously had a Stuart Turner pump fitted and I could not say the same.
These are suitable for shower installations whole house pumping and if you select the negative head pumps version loft conversions alike and in my mind I would not fit anything else.
The Techflow Turbo range consists of a 1, 2, 3, and 4.0bar options in both single ended and twin ended with the choice of both positive and negative head.
If you are interested in further information and prices then look at the full selection on the link here.
One of the best selling bathroom tap ranges currently is the Sonique from Bristan, sales have gone through the roof with this range, it is very well priced and launched in perfect timing with today’s current financial climate.
It is a minimal design with a delicate single lever operation and slight round body making it fit easily with most modern bathroom designs.
The Sonique Monobloc Basin Mixer with pop up waste (Pictured left) is retail priced at only £76.00 which is a snip and is accompanied in the range with a two handled basin mixer with pop up waste, separate hot and cold pairs of basin and bath pillar taps, for the bath is a bath filler and a bath shower mixer. Just to complete the range they have also launched the Sonique mini thermostatic shower valve that can be either surface mounted or recessed into the wall, it comes complete with a wall outlet elbow, shower hose and adjustable riser rail priced at only £205.00 retail price.
Best Buy – Sonique Basin Mixer £51.88 From Tapstore.com
The RS2 Range of bathroom taps are the latest tapstore own brand range of bathroom taps designed to give the discerning consumer the highest quality brass ware for a very reasonable price.
No compromise has been made in bringing this range of taps and showers to the market the angular lines cut by the range are sharp and concise.
The RS2 basin mixer with pop up waste as seen in the image on the left is going to be on sale for £139.00 which is amazing value for the quality of this product.
In the range will also be a tall monobloc basin mixer a basin mixer with a side lever, three hole wall and deck mounted basin mixers, separate basin and bath taps, there is also a monobloc bidet mixer.
For the bathing area there are lots of great choices starting with deck mounted bath filler and bath shower mixer, 3 and 5 hole bath sets, even a freestanding bath shower mixer ( as in image ) or you can make up your own configuration with the separate diverters and side bodies.
With showering always in tapstore’s mind they have made sure that the RS2 comes with all you would need to complete the design in full, there is a recessed thermostatic shower valve options from 1, 2, or 3 way or a surface mounted thermostatic bar shower valve, or the stunning RS2 deluxe multifunction shower with its rectangular shower head and showering handset (as shown).
To see the complete range visit Tapstore.com if you decide this is the range for you mention the bathroom designer and grab an extra 5% discount.
WD4 from Tapstore.com is the latest range of Mixers to be released under their own brand label, they have a cutting edge design that surpasses all that I have seen available for the price range, with a perfect symmetrical cut spout and lever with the precise engineering you would expect from a high end designed tap.
The monobloc basin mixer with pop up waste as seen in the image on the left is going on sale for just £143.00 the price you would expect to pay for a mid range mixer.
It is a fully comprehensive range with a seven different basin mixers and nine bath fillers and shower mixers from deck mounted to freestanding bath shower mixers.
The WD4 is surely going to set the bathroom tap world alight to see the full range visit WD4 Bathroom taps at Tapstore.com and you will not be disappointed.
The Bristan Blade range of bathroom taps does represent very good value for money for a low pressure range of mixers and fillers, Bristans blade taps will work on both high ad low pressures which is unusual nowadays they have a neat styling with a tubular design that should stand the test of time.
In this small range they have a Monobloc basin mixer, a bidet mixer both basin and bath taps, a bath shower mixer and a bath filler.
RRP Blade Basin Mixer £114.00 inc VAT