BASIN TAPS AND MIXERS
All the options for a classical bathroom.
FIRST, CHOOSE YOUR HAND CONTROL
Our range of taps comprise of three variants. Beaufort, Amie and Manette. We’ve tailored these styles to cater for different tastes within a classical genre. Simply choose which style fits your needs.
BEAUFORT HAND CONTROL
The quintessential British design. If you’re a stickler for tradition, our Beaufort option uses ‘rising’ valves with rubber washers. Full flow in three turns of the wheel.
AMIE HAND CONTROL
Echoes of early 20th century Paris. Amie uses ceramic cartridge valves. Full flow in a 1/4 turn.
MANETTE HAND CONTROL
Simple styling and great with soapy hands. Manette uses ceramic cartridge valves. Full flow in a 1/4 turn.
WHERE TO POSITION YOUR BASIN TAPS?
Where to position your Bathroom Basin taps? Deck mounted or wall mounted,
Its all down to location and where the taps will be fitted. Deck mounted taps, as the name suggests, are mounted on a horizontal deck like a basin surface or stone top. This is a popular solution and suits most basins
Wall Mounted; this one’s fairly obvious and its a solution that’s gaining popularity in the UK. For good reason; it gives you a cleaner, more ‘designed’ look. Installation might be a bit trickier but it’s potentially worth the extra work.
- WHICH SURFACE FINISH?
Our Bath Taps and Mixers are hand polished for extra lustre and either chrome or bright nickel plated.
We’re all familiar with chrome. It’s used abundantly on taps, lights, door fittings and numerous other places. It’s popular for good reason. Its hard, durable and shiny. If you want something that’s easy to clean, chrome is your friend.
Bright nickel is equally hard and shiny. It’s slight golden hue gives a subtle, up-market quality. Nickel however, needs looking after. It needs occasional polishing and can only be cleaned with soapy water. If maintained, nickel will remain beautiful for years.
CHROME FINISH. Ubiquitous, hard wearing and easy to maintain.
BRIGHT NICKEL FINISH. Warm in colour and hard wearing. Needs an occasional buff to keep it like new.
- WATER FLOW
All of our basin taps can be used with high and low pressure water systems.
Hot water systems using a pressurised cylinder will give good performance for both the taps and your shower.
With safety in mind, we always recommend you fit a Thermostatic Mixing Valve (TMV) to your household hot water system. This will reduce the hot water temperature flowing from your taps to a safe maximum level. Generally, these can be set between 38-46 degrees C. Speak to your installer for more advice.
Our Bath Shower Mixer models are designed to be used on horizontal (deck) surfaces such as basin tap ledges or on top of stone surrounds. Choose from Chrome (shown) or Bright Nickel finishes.
AMIE MONO MIXER
Use on mono hole basins. The Manette levers can be fitted to this model. Choose from Chrome (shown) or Bright Nickel finishes.
BEAUFORT MONO MIXER
Beaufort version of a mono basin mixer. Being a slave to tradition, our Beaufort version shown above uses rising valves and rubber washers. Choose from Chrome (shown) or Bright Nickel finishes.
CONCEALED BASIN MIXER
After a cleaner look? Hide the valves in the wall and with basins without tap holes. Ideal for surface mounted basins. Choose from Chrome (shown) or Bright Nickel finishes.
AMIE BASIN PILLAR TAPS
The Amie Bath Pillar taps are fitted with 1/4 turn valves for smooth water control. This tap can also be fitted with the Manette lever option. Choose from Chrome (shown) or Bright Nickel finishes.
FOR YOUR BATHROOM
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