Bristan Blade Bathroom Taps

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

Shower Head – Choices for your Bathroom

A fixed shower head is now one of the most important features you will choose for your shower or bathroom so lets look at whats available to get the best showering experience for you.

Multifunction shower head choice

If you are looking for an exhilarating shower the a multifunction shower head is for you there are so many out there that you really need to consider what is the right one for you. The spray patterns that are available are massage, mist, pulse, rain, drench, and water saving mode.

Most consumers that purchase a multi function shower head do so leaving the shower head in the rain pattern all of the time ask your self this question first as a multi function shower head simply does not perform as well in a rain pattern as a single function shower head.

Single function shower head choice

The single function shower heads are rain or drench pattern only, they are the best at giving a good volume of water which for a practical shower is really what most people desire, they generally operate at lower pressures and can work as low as 0.1 bar pressure and still give you the function required.

There are now many water saving Eco shower heads on the market that will split or atomise the water flow to give a good spray pattern but higher pressures would be required to obtain the correct function.

Large fixed shower head choice

Previously these were called traditional shower roses available in 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, and even 12″ diameters you can still get the traditional shower roses and they are great but they have limitations, the water jets are a series of drilled holes that can get lime scaled up easily, and they do tend to use a vast amount of water and can either drain all your hot water or if you are on a mains fed system it cannot supply enough water.

The new generation of fixed shower head is both stylish and practical there are some many designs to choose from a round fixed head to square fixed heads, flat chunky you name it its available to you. The added benefit of choosing a modern designed fixed shower head is that you get a large showering drench head without using a huge volume of water. The way the jets are designed they will always hold back some flow even under pressure, the other main benefit is that you will get rub clean jets and that stop lime scale build up and gives the product durability.

With the large shower Heads you will need to choose either a wall arm of at least 300mm or a ceiling arm to connect to the shower head. By having a large fixed shower head you will need to consider the one down side as is with all fixed heads you will not be able to rinse out or clean the shower enclosure or bath that easily so the addition of a handset is always a good idea so it is worthwhile buying a thermostatic shower valve with a built in diverter so that one you have finished invigorating yourself a quick jet from the handset and your done!!!

Bristan Prism Twinline ceiling Fed Shower

The concept is simple the Bristan Prism Twinline ceiling fed shower is the easy retro fit shower valve option its neat and tidy and can easily be installed after the tiling is complete or where you have not had a shower previously fitted.

The hot and cold water supplies can be connected above the ceiling in the loft space and the shower is simply mounted on top of the tiling, This Bristan Prism Twinline thermostatic shower is suitable for use with both high and low pressure water systems with a minimum pressure of 0.1 bar.

With its accurate temperature control, and a separate flow control the performance is outstanding, the cold water flow travels around the outside with the hot water running through the center of the pole making sure that safety to the touch giving a family friendly product.

RRP £446.00 best buy Tapstore.com £312.00

Basin Mixer – Rio Monobloc a Bristan Best seller

Bristan have been selling the Rio Monobloc Basin Mixer for some four years now and its still one of thier best sellers, it has a simple cross head style handle and is very reasonable in price, with a truly eclectic look, indeed it is a celebration of all that’s best in modern bathroom design.

Being suitable for both high and low pressured water systems it will work just as well in any bathroom design.

With Bristan products being guaranteed for five years this gives the consumer peace of mind with a cheaper priced bathroom taps.

RRP £127.00 for the basin mixer.

Shower Valves – QL2 Designer Range

Introducing the QL2 Shower Valve and rectangular shower head from Tapstore.com this product was shown to me by tapstore recently and I loved it, the quality of the thermostatically operated shower valve was evident immediately, the front plate is made from 6mm solid brass chrome plated the handles are also solid brass chrome plated, the valve cartridge is temperature sensitive to 1°c and is as smooth as a baby’s bum in control.

To compliment the shower valve they have put this together with their QL2 shower head (200mm x 145mm) also made from solid brass with chrome plating and rub clean jet nozzles to aide the cleaning of lime scale build up, the head measures 200mm x 145mm and is only 10mm think.

The square shower arm is 400mm long.

This QL2 shower valve and QL2 Head pack is suitable for both high and low pressure water systems and requires a minimum operating pressure of 0.2 bar.

Guaranteed for 10 Years, RRP £670.00, Tapstore’s current autumn sale price £489.00.

*There is a special extra 5% discount on the whole QL2 range if you mention The Bathroom Designer website on any orders before Christmas.