Thermostatic taps are an increasingly popular option for home installation. These taps possess all the benefits of a thermostatic shower and make your your bathtub or wash basin safer to use for everybody. A thermostatic mixer controls the intensity of hot and cold water to ensure the resulting stream is the precise temperature you require. These taps also limit the maximum temperature of water flowing into your bath or shower mixer, protecting against accidental scalding and making their use safer for young and old people alike. Whether you're looking for a bath tap, basin tap or a shower mixer tap to create a beautiful shower bath, there's something in this collection for every bathroom. All thermostatic taps are compliant with the latest safety regulations, making them ideal for residential and commercial installation alike.
Thermostatic taps feature a thermostat that regulates the temperature of your water flow. By constantly monitoring the temperature, the thermostat can adjust the intensity of the hot and cold water supplies until the balance is perfect. They are safer than traditional taps, thanks to removing the risk of hot or cold bursts. This is especially beneficial for basins, where a sudden burst of hot water could lead to scalding while washing your hands. They are also helpful while filling a bath, especially if you're already bathing in it. The thermostatic element inside the tap reacts to the temperature of the water, growing or shrinking and moving a piston in order to adjust the flow of hot and cold. Many modern thermostats feature an automatic shut-off when either the hot or cold supply is interrupted, helping to protect you from accidents.
Shower baths also benefit greatly from the addition of a thermostat. As a bath shower mixer is responsible for both filling your bathtub and supplying your shower head, it's important to ensure that your water temperature is perfect. Hot and cold bursts will be a thing of the past thanks to the constant flow adjustments made by your thermostat, making your shower bath a safer place for everyone in your home. There are now thermostatic versions of most popular shower bath mixer designs, meaning you won't have to compromise your style in order to make your bathroom safer.
Since the introduction of the TMV2 (Thermostatic Mixing Valve) scheme across the UK in 2010 and the restrictions imposed by Document G, the temperature of water outlets is limited to 48 degrees C. This applies to all new builds, as well as any existing property undergoing renovation work and is intended to make bathroom use safer for people of every age. A thermostat is an excellent way of staying within this limit, restricting the temperature of your water flow and keeping users safe without any significant modifications to your property. As they limit the maximum temperature, thermostatic taps are suitable for private, commercial and healthcare use and ensure a consistent water flow.