Hello, as we have been in the bathroom industry for over 100 years between us,
we use this area to pass on advice on problems and new products which might help those problems.
Those clever people at Waters Baths of Ashbourne have come up with a range of freestanding baths
that you can put a shower screen and a set of taps on. So you get the look of a stand alone bath,
with all those gorgeous curves but al so the practicallity of being able to shower in it.
Also you can have normal bath shower mixer taps rather than having to have wall mounted taps
or those very expensive floor standing bath shower mixers.
You can see the 3 baths in the range by clicking the link below
Good news the Crosswater Mike Pro Brushed brass colour cistern flush plate is back in stock
and you can buy it from the link below while stocks last.
There is a vast interest in this product and it tends to sell out quickly so don`t hang about to buy it.
it must be used with a Crosswater cistern which are avialable in the accessories below the the flush plate listing below.
When any new colour comes out in the bathroom industry.
It is always the brassware, taps, shower valves and accessories which come out first.
The problem is then where to get cistern handles, toilet seat hinges, bath screens and shower doors to match.
This year the shower door companys like Crosswater have caught up to the black colour.
But no one as of yet does a range of off the shelf shower doors in a brushed brass colour.
You can rest assured that they are all working on it as there is a gold mine to who gets there first.
We as always will keep you informed of delelopments
We have got in a ZP1620.C3 tap in for a customer who changed their mind.
So we thought we would take a look inside and photograph the finish.
As we often get asked what this finish looks like but the tiny swatches we have do not really show it well.
So having a big tap seem too good an oppertunity to miss.
Basically Zucchetti`s C3 Satin Nickel finish is just like a brushed stainless steel finish
We could not resist this one when we say it on the BBC news site.
A lady who reviews publice toilets which she goes to often.
Because as she said she "has the bladder of a small child"
you can see the BBC news story on the link below
The bog log does seem like it is something out of Star Trek,
I do help she has not come across any Clingons yet?
These days there are quite a few ranges for Brushed stainless steel shower valves and taps.
I mean you have Mpro, Lusso Stone and forge but they are all a bit limited.
The one that has been around the longest is in our opinion the best quality and has the biggest range of taps and valves.
The range is Inox by JTP (just Taps Plus) which actually have 3 Three outlet/ Way shower valves.
Also a choice of shower heads, slide rail kits and bath wastes to name just a few.
Because it is the oldest of the brushed stainless steel bathroom ranges it has had time to expand over the years.
A 3 way/ outlet shower valve will allow you to send the mixed wate to 3 destinations and is often used with a bath.
So one outlet would typically be used for a fixed head and another on some sort of hand shower,
with the last being used for an exofil bath filler so you bath does not need to have taps on it.
Please note if your pressure is not really good then the three handled valve is better than the two outlet one.
We only found out today that the Inox Thermo valves had anti-scalding features
Which is very important as they will stop the risk of getting burned,
If either your cold water stops working or whoever is operating the valve turns the tempreture up too high.
The Inox range of Thermostatic shower valves all have an anti-scald cut off feature.
Which means if the cold water supply is shut off for any reason,
then the shower valve will also automatically shut off the hot water feed as well.
So thus preventing scalding, There is also an additional safety feature on theses valves.
Which cuts off the hot water if it gets above 68 degrees in temperature, which is another useful feature.
They sure do and the worst thimng is it is one of my mates bathrooms.
i try not to wince when i go round there and i have heard myself say
"oh its a classic colour" but after a few drinks i think i also said
"its the second worse colour after chocolate brown that there has ever been.
Judging by the photo he is thinking of ripping it out?
Either that or he is waiting for it to come back into fashion.
I say it is lucky that he has sons as he is not likley to see that this century :)
What he needs is a mate who is a bog flogger......oh doh :)
Is a bath spout better with a 3/4" or a 1/2" connection?
Well in our opinion (and we have over 100 years of expirience here)
a 3/4" bath spout is better than a 1/2" bath spout.
Simply because the 3/4" has a larger appeture and so therefore allows morte water to flow through.
In simple terms that means your bath will fill up quicker.
So it is really important while looking for stand alone wall mounted bath spouts is what the connection at the back is.
All these spouts will need something to mix the water before it gets to the spout.
This is normall done by some sort of shower valve but it may also be done by panel valves.
panel valves are a bit like a stop cock but you can regulate in a manual way,
how much hot and cold water is reaching your spout.
You will need a panel valve for each the hot and cold water feeds.
Well this is a nice easy question to answer
as quality wise they are pretty even but and there is a big but here.
Crosswater are have real problems keeping up with demand,
so are often out of stock as the JTP brushed brass taps showers and accessories
are normally in (demand is so large that the odd one is out).
So unless you are doing your bathroom months away and can afford to buy the brassware in advance?
Then buy The JTP Vos range rather that the Mpro as it simply is in stock more.