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A GENERAL GUIDE TO TYPES OF BATHROOM TAPS & KITCHEN TAPS.
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View all designs of BASIN TAPS (pairs)

BASIN TAPS (pair)
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A pair of matching taps for hot and cold water, usually fitted to a bathroom or cloakroom wash hand basin. Note: these are low height taps and therefore not normally used for kitchen sinks.
The connecting thread size is 1/2" BSP (British Standard Pipe).

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view LONG SPOUT BASIN TAPS (pairs) BASIN TAPS LONG SPOUT (pair)
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As above, but provided with extra-long spouts. Used for plain-rimmed vanity basins, or for designer effect.
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View all designs of BATH TAPS (pairs)BATH TAPS (pair)
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A pair of matching taps for hot and cold water, usually fitted into the rim of a standard bath.
The connecting thread size is 3/4" BSP(British Standard Pipe).
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View BATH GLOBE TAPS (pairs)BATH GLOBE TAPS (pair)
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A pair of matching bathroom taps for hot and cold water. A traditional design for cast-iron baths which have holes in the end-wall of the bath itself.The holes will be positioned each side of the bath overflow (not mounted on the bath rim).




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View all designs of MONOBLOC BASIN TAPMONOBLOC BASIN TAP
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A mixer tap for hot and cold water, intended for single tap-hole basins. Mixed water is supplied through a single fixed spout. A PUW (pop-up waste) is included with some designs of tap.
Two flexible (or easily bent copper) pipe tails are provided for connection to your 15mm water supplies.
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View all designs of MONOBLOC BIDET TAPSMONOBLOC BIDET TAP
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A mixer tap for hot and cold water, intended for single tap-hole bidets. Mixed water is supplied through a single fixed spout, which has a movable end spray nozzle. A PUW (pop-up waste) is included with some designs of tap.

Two flexible (or easily bent copper) pipe tails are provided for connection to your 15mm water supplies.
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View all designs of BATH FILLERSBATH (DECK) FILLER
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A bathroom mixer tap for hot and cold water, sitting flat on the bath rim. Mixed water is supplied through a single spout.

The connecting thread size is 3/4" BSP (British Standard Pipe).
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View all designs of BATH FILLERS PILLAR BATH FILLER
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A mixer tap for hot and cold water, standing proud of the bath rim, on pillars. Mixed water is suppied through a single spout.

The connecting thread size is 3/4" BSP (British Standard Pipe).
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View all designs of BATH/SHOWER MIXER BATH/SHOWER (DECK) MIXER
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A bathroom mixer tap for hot and cold water, sitting flat on the bath rim. Mixed water is supplied through a single spout. A diverter valve is also provided, to send water through a flexible hose to a shower handset, which can be wall mounted. All Tapshop ranges INCLUDE this SHOWER KIT,

The connecting thread size is 3/4" BSP (British Standard Pipe).
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View all designs of BATH/SHOWER MIXER PILLAR BATH/SHOWER MIXER
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A mixer tap for hot and cold water, standing proud of the bath rim, on pillars. Mixed water is supplied through a single spout. A diverter valve is also provided, to send water through a flexible hose to a shower handset, which can be wall mounted. SOME ranges INCLUDE this SHOWER KIT, some quote it as an EXTRA.

The connecting thread size is 3/4" BSP (British Standard Pipe).
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View THERMOSTATIC BATH/SHOWER MIXER TAPS THERMOSTATIC BATH/SHOWER MIXER
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A bathroom mixer tap for hot and cold water, sitting flat on the bath rim. Water temperature is thermostatically controlled. Mixed water is supplied through a single spout. A diverter valve is also provided, to send water through a flexible hose to a shower handset, which can be wall mounted. As from April 2011, all Tapshop bath/shower mixer taps now INCLUDE a No1 shower kit.
The connecting thread size is 3/4" BSP (British Standard Pipe).
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View all designs of 3 HOLE BASIN MIXER TAPS 3-HOLE BASIN MIXER
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A mixer tap for hot and cold water, intended for specially designed basins with three holes, one for each tap cartridge, and one for the spout. Mixed water is supplied through this single spout. A PUW (pop-up waste) is fitted to most designs of tap.

The connecting thread size is 1/2" BSP (British Standard Pipe).
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View all designs of 3 HOLE BIDET MIXERS 3-HOLE BIDET MIXER
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A mixer tap for hot and cold water, intended for specially designed bidets with three holes; one for each tap cartridge, and one for the diverter valve. A PUW (pop-up waste) is fitted to some designs of tap.

A diverter valve is provided, to send mixed water to the bidet rim or to a douche spray which is mounted in the base of the bidet.
The connecting thread size is 1/2" BSP (British Standard Pipe).
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View all designs of MULTI HOLE BATH FILERS 3-HOLE BATH FILLER
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A mixer for hot and cold water; intended only for specially designed or modified baths with three holes in the rim; one for each tap cartridge, and one for the spout.
The connecting thread size is 3/4" BSP (British Standard Pipe).
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View all designs of MULTI HOLE BATH SHOWER MIXERS 4-HOLE BATH/SHOWER MIXER
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A mixer for hot and cold water, intended only for specially designed or modified baths, with four holes in the rim. Mixed water is supplied through a single spout. A diverter valve is also provided, to send water through a flexible hose to a shower handset, which is pulled out from the fourth hole in the bath rim, when required.
The connecting thread size is 3/4" BSP (British Standard Pipe).
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Example 5hole bath shower mixer 5-HOLE BATH/SHOWER MIXER
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A bathroom mixer for hot and cold water, intended only for specially designed or modified baths, with five holes in the rim. Mixed water is supplied through a single spout. A rim-mounted diverter valve is also provided for the fourth hole, sending water through a flexible hose to a shower handset, which is pulled out from the fifth hole in the bath rim, when required.
The connecting thread size is 3/4" BSP (British Standard Pipe).
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example WALL-MOUNTED BATH MIXER TAPS WALL MOUNTED BATH MIXERS
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Generally as described above, but mounted on the wall above the bath, not the bath rim. You will need a plain-rimmed bath, without tap-holes.
Note that all your plumbing will need to be buried within or behind the wall.

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View all designs of KITCHEN MONOBLOC MIXER TAPS KITCHEN MONO MIXER
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A mixer tap for hot and cold water, intended for single tap-hole kitchen sinks. Mixed water is supplied through a single swivel spout. Two flexible (or easily bent copper) pipe tails are provided for connection to your 15mm water supplies.
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View all designs of KITCHEN HIGH NECK SINK PILLAR TAPS KITCHEN HIGH NECK PILLAR TAPS
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A matching pair of tall taps, intended for installation in a kitchen sink with two tap-holes. The high-necked design gives you space for washing dishes, and for filling your kettle.
The connecting thread size is 1/2" BSP (British Standard Pipe).
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View all designs of BIB TAPS KITCHEN BIB TAPS
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A matching pair of wall-mounted taps.
View all designs of BIB TAPS Bib tap-stands can be supplied for some ranges,which will convert the bib taps into long-reach high necked sink pillar taps. Useful for installation with wide-rimmed china kitchen sinks (ie: Belfast sinks; French Farmhouse sinks; Butler sinks and laundry sinks).
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View all designs of KITCHEN DECK SINK MIXER KITCHEN DUAL FLOW (DECK) MIXER
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A mixer for hot and cold water, sitting flat on the sink. Mixed water is supplied through a swivel spout.
An extra-long 8" spout is available in some ranges, for use with twin-bowl two tap-hole sinks
The connecting threads are 1/2" BSP (British Standard Pipe).
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View all designs of KITCHEN BRIDGE PILLAR SINK MIXER TAPS KITCHEN BRIDGE PILLAR MIXER
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A sink mixer for hot and cold water; on pillars standing proud of the sink rim and bridged to a central swivel spout.
The connecting threads are 1/2" BSP (British Standard Pipe).
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View all designs of KITCHEN FLEXIBLE SPOUT SINK MIXERS KITCHEN FLEXIBLE SPOUT MIXER
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A sink mixer tap for hot and cold water, intended for single tap-hole kitchen sinks. Mixed water is supplied through a single swivel spout which is FLEXIBLE. The spout can be parked in a swivel-holder and used as a normal mixer tap, or detached from the holder and the spray easily directed by hand. This makes it easier to pre-rinse crockery.Two flexible (or easily bent copper) pipe tails are provided for connection to your 15mm water supplies.
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View all designs of KITCHEN RETRACTABLE SPOUT SINK MIXERS KITCHEN RETRACTABLE SPOUT MIXER
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A kitchen mixer tap for hot and cold water, intended for single tap-hole kitchen sinks. Mixed water is supplied through a single swivel spout which is RETRACTABLE. The spout is connected to a pull-out hose. The spout can be held in the hand to reach all parts of the sink bowl.This makes it easier to pre-rinse crockery.Two flexible (or easily bent copper) pipe tails are provided for connection to your 15mm water supplies.
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A typical inset shower mixer valve SHOWER MIXER VALVES
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Shower mixers for hot and cold water connection. These are available in INSET and/or SURFACE mounted options, for installation into or onto a wall. There are THERMOSTATIC or MANUALLY operated shower valves, for controlling water temperature. Available in both MODERN and TRADITIONAL designs. Various shower kits are available as extras.
(ie: no1 kit comprising handset, shower flex and swivel wall mount - and no2 kit with a slider rail in place of the wall swivel mount).


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