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.
To see more information and veiw the complete range Click here.
Roper Rhodes have added the Factor range of showers to their portfolio again a square design as seems to be with most of the newest arrivals, neat and tidy is what comes to mind when describing the Factor range.
Roper Rhodes Factor shower valves are all thermostatic with choices of either a surface bar valves or recessed concealed valve. with the Factor bar shower valve you have a choice of either top or bottom outlet shower valves the top outlet being used with a rigid riser where you could use a diverter if required,and the bottom outlet is used for a shower hose connecting to a shower kit of some sort.
The Factor concealed shower valves are a choice of either a straight single outlet shower valve with the Factor dual control inline valve which you can use with either a fixed shower head or a riser rail kit, or you could use the Factor triple valve which is in fact a two outlet shower valve that can be used to run a variety of devices.
All in all a very cheap range of showers for your money, the best prices are to be found by clicking here.
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Hudson Reed Tec Lever bathroom taps are a range that is designed for easy use having the single lever on each product.
The range is small but covers every item you would require fro a minimal bathroom, for basin mixers your choice is the single lever mono bloc basin mixer (pictured right) comes with a click clack waste or a Tec single lever side action basin mixer in both standard sized and also available as a mini basin mixer, there is a tall mono bloc basin mixer for bowls and two wall mounted versions one with a side lever which is unusual and the other as a two hole with a rectangular back plate.
For the bath the choices are either a Tec lever mono bloc bath filler a wall mounted bath filler or a wall mounted bath shower mixer which has a diverter built into the spout. There are also some freestanding options with the Tec lever Elite bath shower mixer or even a thermostatic freestanding bath shower mixer.
To see the full range with prices please click here.
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The designs available in the Helix bathroom taps range are as follows, for choices of Basin mixers you have the monobloc basin mixer with small spout (pictured right), a three hole wall mounted basin mixer, a three hole deck mounted basin mixer.
For the bath there are also a good range of choices to be had starting with the Bath fillers where you get a choice of two versions with different sized spouts a larger and a smaller spout, you can also use the wall mounted 3 hole bath filler or a deck mounted 3 hole bath filler, there is even the ability to use there deck mounted side bodies and a overflow bath filler with the use of the Helix Cross free flow bath filler overflow.
For bath shower mixers you could use the two standard options of a small spout bath shower mixer or the large spout bath shower mixer, the last option for bath shower mixers is the four hole bath shower mixer where you have a hot and cold deck side body with a spout that has a built in diverter to change over from the bath spout to the shower handset with pull out hose.
Showering with the Helix Cross thermostatic showers is full of options as well, you have both oval and square back plates on offer to choose from. The recessed dual control shower valve with square back plate is the best selling option, then there is the same dual control valve with a built in diverter to use with two outlets, the triple shower valve (shown left) is designed to be able to control two outlets at the same time.
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With the cross head shaped handle and a huge selection to choose from the Tec is certainly good value for money.
For choices you get the monobloc basin mixer with swivel spout (pictured left) or the same mixer tap with with a small spout, a large and small spout cruciform basin mixer with two handles,Â separate pairs of basin and bath taps, a three hole deck mounted basin mixer with pop up waste or a three hole wall mounted basin mixer, for the bath you have a three hole deck mounted bath filler or a 4 hole bath shower mixer with pullout hose. For a different approach use the Tec Crosshead Free flow Bath Filler Pop up Waste or utilize the minimalist standpipes with handset holder.
For all the bathroom tap choices click here.
For the Hudson Reed Tec showers there are just as many options with a massive 7 thermostatic shower valves to choose from starting with the Tec Pura thermostatic shower valve a neat rectangular back plate for shower head or handset and hose, you could also choose the same Tec Pura shower valve with diverter, or if you want to operate two items at the same time then use the Tec Pura triple shower valve with diverter this shower valve the middle handle controls your temperature and the top and bottom handles control water flow. The bottom handle controls flow to a single outlet and the top handle diverts water flow between two single outlets, or for just two outlets the Tec Pura triple valve with two stop cocks.
There are many more choices for showering available if you wish to see all of them please click here.
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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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Crosswater have long since put the wow factor in the brass ware market being one of the leaders when it comes to design, well the Stream bathroom taps are no exception to the rule, I think they are a love them or hate them range, I was not sure at first but when you feel the quality in the flesh I feel most unsure people will be convinced.
The range for basins consists of the Stream monobloc basin mixer, a mini basin mixer, a tall basin mixer, a two hole wall mounted basin mixer where the control handle sits above the spout on a rectangular backplate.
For the bath you have a 3 hole bath filler, a 5 hole bath set or you could use a set of hot and cold deck mounted panel valves and the separate bath spout, you also have the option of using a manual shower valve or a manual shower valve with diverter which could be used with a bath filler overflow and shower handset.
For showering there are choices of a Crosswater Stream thermostatic shower valves for a shower head or riser rail and handset or you have the same thermostatic shower valve with a built-in diverter which can operate two separate items independently, a portrait and landscape shower valves with two stop cocks for operating two items simultaneously, and finally within the showering range will be a 3 way thermostatic shower valve again both portrait and landscape orientation.
RRP £319.00 Best Buy Save 30% Taptore.com £223.00
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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