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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.


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Close up of the brushed brass finish on Vos by JTP

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We keep getting asked what type of finished is brushed brass so we thought it would just be best to show you

a close up of one of the Vos Brushed brass shower valves on display in our Wandsworth London showroom

As a picture is worth a thousand words so they say. I hope this helps you judge the type of finish brushed brass is?

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Spectrum Tap by Crosswater Rainbow Tap

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Spectrum Tap by Crosswater Rainbow Tap

Wow this really is different and each one is unique evidently

and coming into UK stock in the middle of July 2019

 

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Inox do a short stainless steel basin spout

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inox do a short stainless steel basin spout

it can only be used with the IX092

but it is very handy if you have got that tap and the spout is too big

as in that brushed finish short projection basin spouts are a  rarity

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Bathstore in administration

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This is a big shock in the industry and i guess even though they had a lot of high margin non branded products,

they could not compete against the likes of us on the local high streets and the likes of Victorian plumbing online

https://www.bikbbi.org.uk/news/bathstore-in-administration/

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Black bathroom sink tap with a knobbly handle

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Now Just taps plus who do this Vos tap do not call it knobbly.

They call it a designer hadle. Crosswater call it a knurled handle.

But i think it is quite knobbly and i really like it.

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It`s a family business

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It really is a family business here. 

Normally only one brother and both sisters plus their mum work here.

But this week we had all 4 siblings in da house :)

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Square Matt Black taps now available to buy from us

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Saneux have introduced a range of square matt black bathroom taps

and they are called Tooga. Well really they are the same design as the chrome Tooga range.

But it is a good is=dea as all the current matt black taps all seem to have rounded levers.

So it is a refreshing change to have the more angular lines of this range for a bit of variety.

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What do i use clean a thermostatic shower valve cartridge?

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You use a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water to 

and soak the thermo cartridge in there for 10 minutes.

After that gently clean the scale of the cartridge with a toothbrush.

Also make sure the area in the valve that the cartridge sits into is also clean from any debris.

A new shower valve thermostatic cartridge is often needed if

your shower valve is not mixing the water any more.

e.g that you get only hot or only cold water.

Sometimes this happens after you change your boiler or heating system

as not enough either hot or cold are getting to the valve.

But normally it is the cartridge that needs changing or cleaning.

Cleaning a cartridge has a 50/50 chance of working and can save you a lot of money and aggro.

If cleaning the cartridge does not work then you will need to identify the shower valve and the year it was purchased.

If you know who it was purchased from then this will make it easier as they should have a record of what you purchased.

There is no such thing in the bathroom industry as a generic shower valve cartridge.

So it is not easy to get a replacement cartridge if you don`t know what valve it is. So cleaning it would often save a lot of grief.

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Door Knocker Toilet Roll holder

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We really like this door knocker style toilet roll holder from Burlington

They call it the spire and it is a bit different from the rest of the Burlington bathroom accessories.

It only weighs 800 grams so i guess it looks more subsantial than it actually is.

But if you had to cover the holes from a pevious toilet roll holder then this would be the one to do it.

As the plate at the back is massive and covers many sins.

It is not often a new product makes us all here show each other pictures of it,

as we are a jaded bunch and we have seen it all over the years.

But this product makes us sit up and take notice.

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Colour difference for Waters bath waste Chrome and Nickel

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Hello the image below shows the differences between the Waters Baths of Ashbourne Chrome and Brushed Nickel bath wastes.

To us the brushed nickel is just like brushed stainless steel and goes very well with the Inox range of taps and shower valves in that finish.

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