Flow restrictors are an easy way to save water, there are several different types available depending on the equipment they are to be used with Tapstore.com have launched some new very well priced products on ther website that are designed to fit all types of bathroom taps, showers and kitchen taps.
Some flow restrictors (see left) aerate water flow giving a light fluffy flow whilst also slowing down the volume of consumed water, these types of flow limiters are to replace the flow straightener that is in the end of the mixer tap spout. Other flow restrictors are fitted prior to the device on the pipe work or in the base or tail of the tap itself (see right), with these flow restrictors they are designed to slip inside any plumbing fitting as they are the same diameter as 15mm copper tubing.
The flow limiters that Tapstore use for showers are designed to fit between the shower hose and the valve or wall outlet elbow (see left) they can also be fitted between the shower head and shower arm, with all the flow restrictors you get choices of what flow of water you want with the monobloc tap
you have a standard 6 liter per minute flow rate which is considered acceptable for basins
and kitchen mixers, for the shower flow restrictors the choices are either 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 14 liters per minute and with the inline limiters you can choose between 1 – 6 liters per minute.
These devices start from £2.00 a pair for the pillar tap flow restrictors, £3.00 for the 6 liter monobloc basin and sink mixers, and £4.49 for the shower flow restrictors.
Five new ranges of water saving taps have been launched by Tapstore.com, these ranges have been picked to help the consumer and developer meet water saving guidelines and new part G building regulations coming out on the 1st October 2009 where the government is asking for 125 liters per day per person for all new homes.
The first of these designs is the Quadrato bathroom taps manufactured for Tapstore by Bristan with the Quadrato Eco-Click Basin Mixer with a flow restriction of 6 liters per minute giving Eco credentials with designer looks, within the range there is a choice of monobloc basin mixer with or without a pop up waste, a pair of Eco basin taps, a monobloc bidet mixer, a bath filler and a bath shower mixer, and to follow shortly there will be a thermostatic shower valve.
All the products come with a five year guarantee.
Bristan Quadrato Eco Basin Mixer RRP £129.00 Tapstore’s Eco incentive price £77.00
The Venturi shower handset from Tapstore.com is a stylish solution and very reasonably priced at only £11.00 it will save money as well as water and the energy that will be used to heat the water up whilst not compromising on performance.
It also includes and invaluable water saving feature. using either 6 or 8 litres per minute compared to the conventional flow of 25 to 30 litres per minute this shower handset saves up to 90 litres of water for the average 5 minute shower.
The Venturi shower handset is a chrome finish and is suitable for both high and low pressure systems, we recommend a minimum pressure of 0.2bar.