Bristan Quadrato Bathroom Taps – eco water saving

bristan-quadrato-water-saving-tapsWater 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.

bristan-quadrato-bath-fillerProducts 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’.

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!!!

Mini Basin Mixers – Just right for the cloakroom

Mini Basin Mixers have become all the rage now with manufacturers they are launching more models all the time, I have been looking into this phenomenon and it is based around the common use of smaller cloakroom basins being squeezed into WC’s to create a cloakroom out of a toilet.

I remember when we used to use short reach basin taps for cloakroom basins, but they were very traditional in style now with the modern clean minimalist style being the main stay of the bathroom market smaller monobloc basin mixers are the solution, so I thought I should introduce a few to you.

Firstly the Logic mini monobloc basin mixer from Crosswater (pictured above right) RRP £169.00 with its cubist design is minimal and simple.

Next is the Java mini basin mixer from Bristan (Pictured left). Delicately arched, the understated design this Java basin tap borrows from nature, imitating the gentle flow of water flowing leisurely downstream RRP £116.00.

Then we have the Storm Mini monobloc basin mixer the cheapest of the three taps featured, The Storm basin mixer tap will provide you with the ultimate in clean lines and with it’s single lever handle at an amazing price. The design of this basin tap will not only meet all the design criteria for the modern, minimalist bathroom it is also fitted with an Eco water saving device that can be adjusted to limit your water flow rate and your water temperature. RRP £83.00.

Save up to 30% off of buying a mini basin mixer from Tapstore.com

Water Saving Showers – Satinjet Awatea from Deva

Deva have launched the award winning Awatea Satin Jet water saving shower head, what’s new about this eco water saving shower head I hear you ask?

Well its not a simple case of restrictive flow as with most water saving shower heads it is a truly new concept, I first saw this shower head in London at the bathroom show and I was fully impressed with its performance, that’s what makes it different, how it works is by using it’s twin jet technology, The twin jets oppose each other water smashes into the opposing jet stream creating 3000 tiny water droplets per second delivering a wide spray pattern giving a truly drenching feeling. It also encumbers a massage setting if the soft drenching is not suiting your mood the then just switch over with the push button.

Whilst in the water saving mode the handset will only use 9 liters per minute, it is available as both a shower handset and a fixed shower head.

To the indigenous Maori of New Zealand, Awatea means moving from darkness to light, the awakening of a new dawn.

RRP £80.00 Awatea Shower Handset, RRP £99.00 Awatea Fixed Shower Head

Cheap Power Shower – New Team 1000 XT £145.00

We are going to be doing some shopping for you to save the hours of searching we have found the cheapest branded Power Shower on the market. The New Team NT 1000 XT thermostatic power shower is our credit crunch buster, it comes with a 3 mode spray shower handset a 10 liters per minute flow rate.

We have found it for £160.00 delivery is £7.98 on Tapstore.com.

2 year Guarantee.

So if you are after a power shower on a budget then that is defiantly a good bet.

The Complete Shower – From Bristan

The Prism shower pole with fixed shower head, handset and body jets an all in one showering sensation, With a thermostatic shower valve a 200mm shower head, two adjustable body jets and a slimline shower handset it has all you will needs for your showering area.

With this Prism shower you can use the powerful overhead shower or use the shower head and body jets together or if you do not want to get your hair wet then just simply use the rub clean shower handset – the choice is yours. And with the separate controls it means you can select your temperature and flow levels to suit you.

It is an easy to install unit with a just add water style fit, the concept is that you will save a lot of installation time and money but get the function of a separate shower valve, head, body jets and rinse handset and if there are any future parts in need of replacing its all surface mounted so another task to deal with.

RRP £1568.00 Best Buy Tapstore.com £1064.00

Breaking New Design Boundrys – The Guru Tap

The Guru Tap Designed by young Italian designer Ernesto Messineo who is based in Milan is defiantly individual in design, form and function.

Guru Tap is an eco friendly Basin mixer tap that provides you the opportunity to save water also delivering enough water to use. As you can see in the picture that it directs water flow in an unusual way because water first goes up and then down to a point. The top of the tap is designed from a tinted but transparent material that allows you to see the way water flow through the mixer tap.

I am sure that we will be seeing more from this collection in the UK in the future, I hope to be seeing more of Ernesto Messineo work as well as he is a truly talented designer.

Bristan Launch – Quadrato Bathroom Taps

The latest Bristan creation of bathroom taps is the Quadrato range. With its angular lines and quality engineering expected from Bristan, the contemporary styling of Quadrato will simply not disappoint.

There is a lot more to this range than first meets the eye, the basin mixer is fitted with their Eco Click water saving feature where the cartridge meets resistance when opened half flow. Even at full flow this monobloc basin tap will save at least 32% of the normal water usage that a standard cartridge would have used, When in Eco Click mode the reduction is an impressive 72%, Helping the user adhere to The Government Sustainable Homes Code for daily domestic water usage.

The Quadrato bath filler & bath shower mixer complement the monobloc basin mixer perfectly, also available in the range will be bidet, basin and bath taps continuing the modern, angular theme throughout the range.

Great design does not have to mean high prices, this is a great value range that certainly does not compromise on appearance or quality. The Quadrato Eco Click basin mixer will retail for just £86.00 not just saving water.

The Quadrato bidet mixer £94.00, bath shower mixer will be priced at £241.00, bath filler at £196.00, basin taps £100.00 and the bath taps £120.00 all inclusive of VAT.

For more information and local stockist contact Bristan or call 0844 7016271