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Taps for walk in baths. Lever taps. Thermostatic taps.

Walk in bath taps


Thermostatically controlled and lever operated taps ideal for walk in baths

 

Taps with Levers

Taps and bath mixer taps, thermostatic bath fillers with lever controls ideal for disabled use

 

Shower with lever controls

There are various considerations when selecting taps and mixers (generically known as 'brassware') when the user may have difficulty operating the device or if thermostatic temperature control is necessary to prevent scalding.

More specifically, if rotating a knob is difficult through impaired strength or the inability to grip, especially with wet hands, lever controls can be the solution.

Elderly and disabled persons may also suffer from reduced strength of grip, reduced sensitivity and the inability to sense and therefore react to extremes of temperature -  thereby running the risk of scalding should water flow from a tap that's too hot.

Thermostatically controlled Bath Fillers

 

Scalding in baths has long been recognised as a serious issue. This can happen in a normal bath, but the advent of walk in baths has accentuated the need for a means to prevent the very real risk of scalding while the bath fills.

 

Consider, when a walk in bath is used the occupant gets in, closes the door and begins to fill. At this moment the risk of scalding exists should water enter the bath too hot. If by accident water enters the bath at a high temperature the bather, unable to react quickly enough, may suffer horrific injuries as scalding water pours on their feet.

 

Happily, the solution is fairly simple. By incorporating thermostatic control into the water supply, temperature can be both regulated and stabilised.

 

Ways to ensure safety from scalding

 

There are essentially two ways this may be achieved.

  • Firstly, to install brassware that incorporates thermostatic control internally, or

  • Secondly, by incorporating a thermostatic mixing valve (TMV) into the supply to the hot water tap.

The all-in-one thermostatic control is by far the easiest method for domestic applications but limits the design of brassware. Whereas incorporating a TMV in the system allows the use of more or less any brassware as protection is assured before water reaches the outlet point.

 

While thermostatic control is an actual necessity in some domestic hot water systems (for example: mains pressure hot water systems - unvented systems and combi boilers) it is a very good idea anywhere hot water is on tap and can prevent horrendous injury to young and old, fit or infirm alike.

 

The following represents a range of products designed to enhance safety and aid the user's ability to operate.

 

Bath Fillers and Bath Shower Mixers

Options for lever controls and thermostatic protection. An excellent safeguard against scalding on any bath.

Artisan Thermostatic Bath Mixer

Thermostatic bath mixer

Bath Filler only

Artisan Thermostatic Bath Shower Mixer

Thermsotatic bath shower mixer

Optional shower kit may be attached

Artisan Thermostatic Bath Mixer with lever control

Thermsotatic bath mixer with lever controls

Bath Filler with levers

Artisan Thermostatic Bath Shower Mixer with lever control

Thermsotatic bath shower mixer with lever controls

Bath shower mixer with levers

Design Utility Thermostatic Bath Shower Mixer with lever control

Thermsotatic bath shower mixer with paddle style lever controls

Lever Bath Shower Mixer

Shower Kits

 

Shower Handsets and Riser Kits

Artisan Thermostatic Basin Mixer

 

Thermostatic Basin Mixer

Artisan Thermostatic Lever Handle Basin Mixer

Artisan Lever Basin Mixer with thermostatic control

 

Basin Mixer with levers

   
 
 

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Taps with lever controls. Taps with thermostatic control.

 

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