Category Archives: Taps

How Do Taps Work?

Did you ever stop to think about how your bathroom or kitchen taps actually work? “Water is a fundamental human need. Each person on Earth requires at least 20 to 50 litres of clean, safe water a day for drinking, cooking, and simply keeping themselves clean”. The principle is very simple and effective. Taps are normally constructed from solid brass for a longer life and then chrome or gold plated to add an easy to clean finish. The water pipe is connected to the bottom.  Water is then held in a chamber until required. When you want water all you need to do is turn the handle anticlockwise which unscrews an internal valve and starts the flow of the water.

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Mixers taps work on the same principle but you do need a hot and a cold water supply connected and you will get cold, warm or hot mixed water depending on where you turn the handle.


This informative plumbing video shows a cut out of a brass kitchen tap and how its designed.


Hudson Reed Bathrooms At Taps4Less

Style. Quality. Luxury. Innovation. With Hudson Reed, you can have it all. This is the complete bathroom collection. From basins to baths, taps to towel rails, every detail is considered, every element perfected. What makes Hudson Reed so special? Well, for over 12 years, Hudson Reed’s philosophy has been a simple one. They provide luxury bathroom products at desirable prices. Their design team brings a distinctive style to every one of their ranges, whether it be classic, contemporary or ultra-cool. In addition, a majority of their shower valves and all our Hudson Reed baths and Pearlstone trays are made in Britain. Hudson Reed design with the latest technology, too. High tech taps and showers, motion sensor lighting, super-strong surface finishes – wherever we can add quality and durability, we do. And for good measure, they endurance test every product. It’s no surprise then that they offer a market-leading 20-year guarantee (unless otherwise stated). Please visit to see the complete Hudson Reed bathrooms range.

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Thermostatic Bath Shower Mixer Taps

Hot bath water is the most common cause of fatal and severe scalds to children and the elderly. Mira Showers now have introduced the Verve thermostatic bath shower mixer tap (thermostatic temperature stability keeps showering safe for all the family). Maximum temperature stop for increased safety, separate temperature and flow controls to fine tune your perfect bath or shower, is TMV2 and WRAS approved.  Please visit to see the Mira Verve thermostatic taps.


Ultra Napier Taps

The new Napier range of taps offer a choice of mono basin mixer taps, bath shower mixer taps and the complete pack of both for added value.  These stylish taps are manufactured from solid brass, then chrome plated for a bullet proof finish and have a ceramic disc cartridge for a long life. Ultra guarantee the Napier range of taps for 10 years. Please visit to see the Napier taps range with free delivery.


Smeg Boiling Hot Water Kitchen Taps

The new boiling hot water kitchen taps from Smeg will finally give you the chance to replace you kettle and save valuable worktop space in your kitchen. Perfect for making hot drinks quickly and economically,  3 in 1 Instant steaming hot water and cold water and has an child safe handle mechanism on the lever. This kitchen tap is suitable for all plumbing systems. Please visit to see our complete boiling hot kitchen taps range.

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SALE – Half Price Friday!

SALE – Half Price Friday!

Still searching for that perfect gift? We’ve got you covered! Please visit for the hottest deals with free delivery on everything.  We are offering massive discounts with up to 60% off taps and 50% off bathroom showers.  Browse our huge range of Hudson Reed, Ultra, Deva, Vado, Bristan, Mira and many more high quality bathroom manufacturers.

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Hudson Reed Bathroom Taps

Now Christmas is upon us maybe its time to upgrade your bathroom to make it a relaxing haven away from the busy high street shopping. The best place to start is the taps. Hudson Reed are one of the largest worldwide manufacturers bathroom taps and showers.  Their products are state of the art design and offer a massive choice of different styles to suit any bathroom.  Please visit to browse our massive Hudson Reed range.

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Kukel Hot Kitchen Taps

Kukel UK hot water electric taps and retrofit heaters have a porcelain element fitted inside which heats the water as it flows past. The porcelain system transfers heat at 1,200°C into the cold water, raising the water temperature as you use it. Kukel UK’s products are ideal for hot water on demand at point of use as well as greatly reducing water wastage. Kukel’s range of stylish taps are perfect for replacing expensive, inefficient or traditional taps. They also provide a hot water solution to electricity only buildings. Their instantaneous taps and water heaters have been designed to meet the hot water needs of among others; households, hospitals, hotels, kitchens, service stations, care homes, hair salons, modular buildings, cabins, sheds, caravans, boats, offices, portable toilets, stables and builders yards. These taps are an ideal replacement for taps that are over 5 metres away from a boiler. To see how much hot water you waste every week. Please visit to see the complete Kukel range.

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