Taps fitting and maintenance plumbing solutions in Hampshire

Taps fitting and maintenance plumbing solutions in Hampshire

If you are looking for a plumber for Taps fitting and maintenance, then look no further than Hampshire Plumbers. Our plumbers have extensive experience with Taps fitting and maintenance and can offer a full range of plumbing supply, installation, maintenance and repair services.

New taps may be needed because they are part of a new bath/sink or because the tap on a bath/sink is old and rusty, or, perhaps you simply want new taps that will look better. Hampshire Plumbers is on hand to sort your taps with great quality and at a fantastic price. If you have a leaking tab then we can help too! Contact us today for a tap installation, new tab plumbing, or tap repair quote.

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    Types of Taps

    It is a good idea to examine the types of tap that are available and the specific components that each type has.

    Mixer Taps

    Essentially, two pillar taps are joined to form the conventional mixer tap and share a spout. The principle behind this set-up is to control the flow of both cold and hot water separately, so the temperature balance is optimum and consistent. The mixer tap is most often used in kitchen sinks and baths. A push or pull lever makes it possible for the user to switch between the tap or the shower when needed. Washbasin mixer taps often include a pop-up waste tube.

    Monobloc Taps

    Besides the traditional mixer tap, modern mixer taps are more like a single pillar tap. Such streamlined slim and attractively built taps, commonly referred to as monobloc taps, are well suited to today’s popular minimalist designs. The monobloc tap is the best of both worlds as it is lightweight and compact with all the advantages of a regular mixer tap. As a result, they are not just a tool for the kitchen anymore, they are ideal for all home water supplies.

    Pillar Taps

    The majority of washbasins, bathrooms and sinks are fitted with single taps, one supplying hot and another supplying cold water. Supply taps of this kind are referred to as pillar taps. Most modern taps have metal or plastic covered heads. The cover or handle allows you to release the tap and also covers the tap’s inner workings. The handle and cuff are two different pieces in other styles. Pillar taps are available in a wide range of styles and designs. 

    Older taps are usually referred to as Capstan Head taps with a crossbar at the top. The bib tap and lever head tap are other common types. The lever head activates and discharges the water when the lever is pushed, whereas bib taps tend to be mounted in walls.

    How are Taps Connected to the Water Supply Pipe ?

    Your tap is filled with water through the tap connector. One end is attached to the tap foundation, under the bowl or bath, and the other end is then connected to the hot or cold water supply loop. In most cases, the tap connector is a flexible or rigid tube. 

    The rigid and flexible shaft connections often come with various methods for connecting the pipe to the screw. The former is the conventional compression fitting and the latter is the modern push fitting.

    Compression Fittings: These are the devices with a compression band that slips over pipes and a compression joint and is usually made of copper.

    Push Fit Fittings: Push fitting equipment functions slightly differently and is much simpler to use. The contact is forced simply over the end of the pipe and locks on and provides a waterproof seal.

    It should also be noted that these fittings come in several versions. Most modern features typically use versatile pipes, while older features prefer to include tap and compression pipes.

    Hampshire Plumbers: Tap Fitting and Maintenance Experts in Hampshire

    At Hampshire Plumbers our plumbers perform inspections, installations, repairs and maintenance of all kinds of tap fits and other plumbing systems in Hampshire. To speak to a professional, call us today on 02380 970979! 

    Here are some of the things we can do for you:

    • Installation of a new basin or bath
    • Tap replacement and maintenance
    • Removal of bad and old taps

    Whatever your problem, we have the perfect solution for you.



    When it comes to shopping for taps, the many different models available make it difficult for you to choose. To determine which taps are the most appropriate for you, you first need to know what versions are available and how they vary.

    Understanding how taps work can help you find and fix problems more easily. Even if we use taps every day, not many people know how they work. When you turn the tap handle, you actually turn the top end of a screw into the tap case. The bottom of the screw is connected to the tap washer, which pushes down at the end of the shaft. This stops water from reaching the tap. When you turn the handle, the screw releases the flow of water.

    Unique finishes such as white and beige are softer than chrome plates and must be carefully washed. Bleach or cream cleansers for chromium and gold plated products are particularly advisable because they can be filled with powerful solvents.

    You don’t need a guarantee for your tap like any other appliance, but it’s highly recommended. The warranty offered may vary by model and usually covers between one to five years. Tap issues are not too common and are often easy to resolve themselves, but problems can always arise that require the replacement of your tap.