Your dream bathroom suite may be seen as a retreat from the stresses and strains of modern life and something of a haven to recharge those batteries. It is inevitable that a lot of water will go through your bathroom on a regular basis, and here at bathstore, we share the same concerns about wastage and the environment as you do.
Many of the taps have built-in regulators to help cut down the flow of water, which helps preserve this precious commodity, as well as reducing your bills in the process. Take a look through our handy guide on how to do your bit for the environment and walk away with some extra money in your pocket in the process.
Water saving taps
The best way to preserve water in your household is to fit your taps with a WaterSave regulator. This cuts down the water flow rate to 7.7 litres per minute, and makes a noticeable dent in reducing your water bills whilst being kind to the environment. Look out for taps in our brochure with the green and white logo next to them to find the ones which are compatible with the regulator. Check out some of our most popular ranges below - being green doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish!
The Metro range is one of our bestsellers, and the Metro basin mono mixer tap with its stunning yet simple design is no exception. This sits well in any bathroom looking for the contemporary minimalistic look. The Metro basin mixer swivel spout is yet another in the range that is compatible with the regulator.
If you are looking for a more vintage look and feel, then several taps in our classic Bensham range are as green as they are elegant. The Bensham luxury basin mono mixer comes with separate hot and cold handles, clearly marked to complete the Victorian elegance that make this range so appealing.
Our Contour range combines a simplistic, curved design with great value for money, making them the perfect choice for thrifty environmentalists. The Contour mono basin mixer sits well in modern suites and is minimalistic and fuss-free with its monobloc body and single handle.
Handy water saving tips
Although modern technology is a big part of saving water and preserving the environment, there’s a stack of things you and your household can be doing to drastically reduce your bills and wastage. According to Waterwise, the average Brit uses around 150 litres of water per day, and this figure has been rising by 1% in an annual basis since 1930. Here are our top tips on saving water in your home:
• Turn the tap OFF whilst brushing your teeth – up to six litres of water can be saved per minute just by doing this. Imagine how much water that can save over a year for a family of four?
• When it comes to updating your bathroom, kitchen and white goods, consider replacing them with water efficient technology. As well as tap regulators, there are also water efficient shower heads, toilets, washing machines and dishwashers on the market.
• Dripping taps are not only incredibly annoying, but very wasteful. They can waste up to 15 litres of water per day, which equates to 5,500 litres over a year!
• Fitting a water meter in your home will make clear just how much water you are using and how much it is costing you. This is a great incentive for adopting good habits when it comes to preserving water.
• Try your best to operate your dishwasher and washing machine only when fully loaded, thus minimising waste.
• Keep a filter or jug of cold water in your fridge at all times. This will prevent you from leaving the tap on for extended periods whilst you wait for it to run cold.
• Wash vegetables in a bowl as opposed to under a running tap.
• Try to limit your time in the shower to around five minutes when possible, and be more sparing with the amount of baths you have.