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.
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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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Bristan’s chill bathroom taps and showers are one of the best ranges they produce with the full individual flair in the Danish design, The flatness of the spouts within the range are inspiring, on the handle is a engineered square grip which doubles its function as a flow control. Chill basin mixer tap is sure to excite you into creating a truly contemporary bathroom.
It is not a huge range but it will satisfy most bathing and showering requirements the first and most sold item within the range is the monobloc basin mixer as pictured on the right it is available with or without a pop up waste and also in a taller version without a pop up waste, there is a two hole basin mixer option as well with a neat square escution plateÂ for mounting both the spout and the control valve, you can also use a version with a rectangular base plate to join the spout and the control valve together.
For the bath there is a standard bath shower mixer and five different ways to fill the bath, you can use a simple wall mounted control and spout two versions of a deck mounted bath filler both designed to match the basin mixers. or you could use either the shower valve with built in diverter and a bath filler over flow or the three way shower valve with a stop cock and diverter so you can add a pull out hose for rinsing out the bath or just washing your hair.
There are four opinions for the shower, the first option pictured to the left is a thermostatic shower valve that can be mounted either on the surface or recessed into the wall, it comes complete with a riser rail kit and a really neat stylish single function shower handset.
In the recessed only options which are also thermostatic you have the choice of a dual function with a flow control and a temperature control handle ideal for either a shower kit or a fixed position shower head, then there is a shower valve with diverter so two items can be controlled and my favorite the three way valve (pictured right) which is the same as the diverter option with the added bonus of a stop cock on/off control fitted below the thermostat that can be used simultaneously with either of the top outlets or individually on its own.
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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.
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Bristan Prism Bathroom Taps are now available at amazing prices from Tapstore.Com, they have long since been the best selling range from Bristan the UK’s biggest tap manufacturer.
In this very extensive range are Prism basin taps, monobloc basin mixers both with and without pop up wastes. Tall monobloc basin mixers that are ideal for freestanding bowls, three hole wall mounted taps and three hole deck mounted. Take a look at the newly launched and very minimal single lever basin filler. For the bathing area they have Bristan Prism bath taps a bath filler a bath shower mixer stunning new additions to this ever popular range include the Prism single lever wall mounted bath filler, a three hole wall mounted bath filler. And for those who want to ensure safety for their children and family the stunning thermostatic bath shower mixer (as shown on the right), guaranteed to protect against scalding. To finish off the collection a monobloc one hole bath filler.
All these items in one range that is complemented by the matching thermostatic showers and valves which includes both recessed and surface mounted options.
Now this is how to make some real savings Tapstore.com have put together some Prism packs that include a choice bathroom taps and showers with fixed heads, kits and even the latest bath overflow fillers that deliver savings up to an impressive £337.00.
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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
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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.
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Steel recessed bathroom cabinets with mirrored doors like the Gamma and the Alfa from tapstore.com are a great way of having a good sized storage solutions for your bathroom without taking over the room, In essence the cabinets look just like mirrors with there metal arcitraved frames surrounding the mirrored doors.
The Gamma steel bathroom cabinet comes with or without a light, double mirrored doors and two fixed shelves, whilst the Alfa steel single door recessed bathroom cabinet also comes with or without a light.
Recessed shower valves are harder to install but look certainly neater in design and are better in performance. Why I hear you ask?
The Crosswater Totti thermostatic shower valve (left) is a nice example of a crosshead shower valve with a ten year guarantee and will function well right down to 0.2bar pressure. available from tapstore for £252.00.
I also like there Bristan Artisan shower at only £99.00 it is a bargain it comes with a 5 year guarantee and is thermostatic as well the handles and front plate are not as good a quality as with the crosswater valve but for less than half the price who would worry.
Both available from Tapstore.com
A Stunning NEW addition – Looking further into the Chill range from Bristan we find the Chill shower valve with either recessed or surface mounting all in one stunning kit. The flat, hard lines and cool, controlled curves of the this thermostatic shower is sure to thrill those dreaming of creating a truly contemporary shower. And you don’t have to be a design aficionado to really appreciate the attraction either.
This Chill shower is suitable for a 50mm cavity when recessed. It includes a riser rail, a single function contemporary rub clean large flat shower handset and a hose.
RRP £461.00 more more information contact Bristan or call them on 0844 7016271.