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    • Product Name Eleonor 4 X 0.02m Side Awning
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Consumer s Guide To Bathroom Taps


This article explains the key questions that you should consider when purchasing new taps for your bathroom. The information is aimed at consumers in the United Kingdom.


Question 1: Whats the tap made of ?

Taps can be made from a range of materials of varying quality and cost.

A general rule of thumb is that the heavier the tap the better the quality of materials used!

Plastic

Plastic taps are very cheap and very low quality. They are very light and are offered in a variety of colours. Plastic taps cannot be recommended for bathroom use because of their poor performance and short expected operational life.

Standard Brass ABS/Mazac

Standard brass is regularly used to manufacture the bodies of mid-priced, medium quality taps.

Many tap components (such as handles) can be made from ABS (plastic) or an alternative material sometimes referred to as Mazac (Pot Metal). These are cheaper than using brass, and whilst the quality is regularly very good, brass offers a better finish and lasts longer.

Standard brass taps are suitable for bathroom use, with or without ABS or Mazac components.

DZR Brass

Whilst, standard brass has gained complete acceptance in many facets of the water distribution industry, in certain circumstances when exposed to particular combinations of pH and concentrations of chlorides, they can experience a serious form of corrosion known as dezincification.

The answer to this is a dezincification resistant alloy, normally referred to as DZR brass.

This is the Rolls Royce material for taps and the highest quality product will be made from DZR brass without any ABS or Mazac components


Question 2: Will the taps work with your system pressure ?

First the good news, if you have a combi-boiler or un-vented hot water system then you dont need to fret about pressure, both high pressure and low pressure taps will work well with your system.

However, if you have a traditional gravity fed system, with a cold water storage tank in the attic, and a hot water cylinder then you will want to be more cautious.

Firstly you want to work out how much water pressure you have:

Calculate the distance, in meters, from the bottom of the cold water storage tank, to the outlet of the tap and multiply by 0.1 to give you the pressure in bar:

e.g. 1.1 Meters x 0.1 = 0.11 bar
2.5 Meters x 0.1 = 0.25 bar

If you want a bath/shower mixer with a showering handset, then you must determine the distance from the foot of the cold water storage tank to the height at which the handset will be used, not the height of the tap, or the handset when it rests in the support.

You also need to be aware that elongated pipe work runs rapidly use up any pressure inside a system, so if your taps are a long way from the cold storage tank then you will want to lessen the calculated pressure to take account of this.

Once you have a good idea of your water pressure then you need to verify that whatever taps you are looking to buy will work at that pressure.

As a rule of thumb many designer taps come from Europe where the water systems have superior pressure than in the UK and these taps wont work if you have very low pressure.

Designer taps made specifically to work on low pressure systems are normally more expensive and the retailer will highlight the fact that the taps are suitable for low pressure systems. If it doesn't say specifically that the taps will work with low pressure then assume the worst and don't buy without asking the retailer to verify the pressure requirements.


Question 3: What is the operating mechanism of the tap ?

Ceramic disc and spindle refer to the two alternative ways that the inner mechanism of a tap can operate.

Ceramic disc technology is usually used on more costly taps, as they function better and last longer. When the lever is turned, two ceramic discs are parted opening the valve and allowing the water to pour.

The traditional spindle design is commonly used on inferior quality, cheaper tap designs. The tap has a spindle through the core, with the valve seat attached via a screw thread. A standard tap washer is fixed to the end of the valve seat. As the knob is turned the spindle rotates and the screw thread moves the valve seat up and down to adjust the flow of water

Ceramic Disc Taps
Benefits
Drip free never change another tap washer again !
Long Life should never need to be replaced under regular use
Simple to Operate only a quarter turn is required to go from full on to off
Variety of styles works with modern lever designs and round handles

Draw Backs
Inferior flow rates - Unsuitable for very low pressure systems

Spindle Taps
Advantages
Superior flow rates suitable for most systems, high or low pressure

Draw Backs
Hard to operate - handle has to be turned many times from off to full on
Higher maintenance - washers will need replacing often
Less choice of style - cannot be used with modern lever designs

There are two key things to consider.

1. Unless you have a very low pressure system or are looking for the lowest feasible price then it is best to go for ceramic disc taps.

2. When comparing tap prices always ensure that both taps use the same mechanism. They may look the same, but if one is ceramic disc and one uses a spindle then the cheapest tap may actually be the worst value!


Question 4: How will the taps connect to your system?

Mono Basin & Bidet mixers are attached to the water supply by connectors, sometimes referred to tap tails. These come in two types, flexible and rigid and the purchaser normally doesn't get any option within a range of taps.

Both types join directly to normal 15mm copper pipe work.The tap manufacturer usually decides what type of connectors each range of tap he makes will have.

Which kind is most suitable for you depends on where the taps are being installed and who is doing the installation.

Flexible Connectors

Best for DIY Installers: You dont require any plumbing skills, the bendable hose will simply trasnsform into whatever shape is necessary and the connection is made easily by tightening the compression nut with a wrench.

Best for small spaces with difficult access. The flexible hose allows connections in places that would be almost impossible to get into with rigid pipe work.

Rigid Connectors

Best for professional installers: The rigid connectors become part of the sturdy copper pipe run that connects the supply to the tap. The connections are made with capillary fittings, lead free solder and a blow torch. The end product looks neater, lasts longer and is much less prone to leaks.

Best for more open spaces with simple access. Even the most professional installer will want a large enough space to bend and fit the copper pipe run from the supply. If the space is too compact then flexible connectors may be the only viable option.


Question 5: Does the Tap meet the necessary Bylaws and/or Standards ?

British Standards

The first thing that confuses many people is that British Standards for taps are not quality guarantees. They just state certain things that a tap meeting with the standard should do. There is also no requirement that any product is tested by a third party to verify it actually meets the standard, so an assertion that a product meets BS5412 is only as reliable as the business making the claim !

The British Standards signify the minimum that a tap should meet to perform a particular application.

The key British Standards applied to taps are:

BS5412
The specification for low-resistance single taps and combination tap assemblies.

BS1010
The Specification for draw-off taps and stop-valves for water services

There is no British Standard at all for Ceramic Disc taps. So the very fact that somebody quotes that the tap complies with BS5412 or BS1010 lets you know that it is an inferior design spindle tap!

Water Bylaws

All products attached to the UK drinking water supply must be compliant to the UK Water Bylaws. There are independent testing and certification schemes in place to establish conformity, however these are not mandatory in the UK.

The expense of outside certification is high and many top brand tap manufacturers decide not to pay for certification. Any taps that have KIWA or WRAS approval have been tested for compliance and should be of a good quality, but all taps installed in the UK, must by law comply with the Water Bylaws.


All About of Awnings Door Canopies

Awnings & Door Canopies

When finalising your outdoor space , adding an awning or canopy can be a worthy investment.Hailed as one of the top and simplest ways to add value to your home , awnings and , in particular , door canopies are becoming ever more popular with renters and homeowners alike. No longer just a way to protect you and your patio from the elements with a simple extend and shelter technique , awnings and door canopies are the stylish statement makers , allowing you to expand your home and space for working , relaxing and playing to the outdoors.

Awnings are versatile enough that they can be attached to your home’s patio or windows , your caravan or perhaps even the side of your boat , wherever you might call home. Canopies are usually larger than awnings and come as freestanding , ideal for when you want to chase the sun and provide immediate shade. Yet with so many types of awnings and canopies available , which one is right for you?

Manual (retractable) awnings

Manual  retractable  awning

A manual awning is probably the most common and convenient type of awning available , as it allows you to extend and roll back whenever you desire. Using its simple folding mechanism , you can store a manual awning away with ease and reattach when necessary , avoiding any potential damage from rain or harsh weather conditions.

Automated (retractable) awnings

Dupont  retractable  side  awning

Similar to their manual counterparts , automated or motorised awnings are at the top of the list when it comes to convenience and ease of use. A little more on the pricey side , be weary that the awning’s motor is susceptible to eventual wear and tear and could need replacing in due time.

Portable awnings

portable  awning

An awning that can be transported from one place to another sounds tempting , however their mobility does mean that their frames are more often than not quite fragile. Much like a conventional umbrella , pitch them up wherever needed and all without the use of a holder. Great for spontaneous garden parties , events or that patch of garden in need of some shade.er.

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Static (non-retractable) awnings

static  awning

Fixed or static awnings are the most affordable variety. A permanent fixture above your window or door , static awnings are built to withstand even the toughest of weather conditions. That being said , they do require more cleaning and maintenance than other awning and canopy types.

Door canopies

door  canopy

A handy addition to a front or side door , door canopies are there to shelter you from rain , snow , sleet , whatever weather you face when leaving your home. Call it a stylish upgrade to an otherwise standard door.

At Wayfair , we have so many awnings and door canopies for sale on our website , from brands such as Wildon Home and Palram. We want to make sure when you're looking for where to buy awnings and door canopies online , you're getting one that's right for you. We have a zillion options to choose from with thousands of great deals every day.

20 of 52 Review For Eleonor 4 X 0.02m Side Awning

  • Review by Helen

    Helen ( 2021-Feb-21 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    This post is about packaging. The product is great. I now have enough plastic bubble wrap to almost fill the garden. Ridiculous amount of plastic. What am I supposed to do with it all? When will you switch over to shredded paper or other protective forms of packaging? I want to make another purchase but won't until you can assure me it won't be sent similarly packaged. Thank you.

  • Review by LS22

    LS22 ( 2020-Oct-18 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    This item is the perfect size for the space it was purchased for (due to the very handy sort by dimension feature on the website - i was able to choose something that was the perfect fit). Product only required 1 screwdriver to construct (not provided) and looks great once constructed. The instructions were easy to follow, and aside from some creaking noises, seems structurally sound. The bench also comes with rubber tabs for the underside so that it doesn't scratch your floor, which was also a pleasant surprise.

  • Review by Nicky

    Nicky ( 2020-Jun-07 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    FANTASTIC VALUE FOR MONEY SO COMFY

  • Review by Stacy

    Stacy ( 2020-Apr-20 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    We really have enjoyed this piece, but it has faded fast under the sun light.

  • Review by Elenora

    Elenora ( 2020-Jul-23 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Prompt delivery- easy to put together and plenty big enough for all our furniture cushions- also managed to fit two parasols! Very pleased customer!

  • Review by Melissa

    Melissa ( 2020-May-23 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    I really like this bench; it is the perfect height and quite sturdy and easy to assemble. I gave 4* instead of 5 because I think some of the screws were too big or the wood was too thin as it split in places when putting it together. The bench is white and it would have been nice the seat cushion was a contrasting colour in a material finish instead of the fake leather.

  • Review by Pamela

    Pamela ( 2020-Jun-21 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Love it! Great color just what I was expecting, easy to assemble.

  • Review by Daniel

    Daniel ( 2020-Nov-04 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    This sofa set is great. Easy to put together and is comfy! Good price too

  • Review by Marianne

    Marianne ( 2020-Oct-25 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Looks great. Color faded a bit after the first season with them, but I guess that is expected in the outdoors.

  • Review by Stephanie

    Stephanie ( 2020-Jul-25 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    I'd seen cheaper versions which weren't fully weatherproof, so went for this, but was disappointed that the faux rattan isn't as realistic/attractive as the less expensive ones, it actually looks a bit cheap! However hopefully it will last longer. Fingers crossed.

  • Review by Melissa

    Melissa ( 2021-Feb-26 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Great product, bought for the summer months at a good price already looks lovely on our decking area. Highly recommend.

  • Review by Tracey

    Tracey ( 2020-Jul-13 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    These are very quality and seem durable, I just received them so I cant comment on the ware and tear. I also liked the fact that you did not have to assemble them. They look great on my patio.

  • Review by Clarinda

    Clarinda ( 2020-Sep-20 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Well I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Firstly the efficiency of the delivery company & secondly the quality of the furniture. The instructions were easy to follow. Nice quality product!

  • Review by Anonymous

    Anonymous ( 2020-Jul-02 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Love having an extra table or seat whenever needed. They are outdoor benches but the paint hasn’t lasted as long as I expected.

  • Review by Deborah

    Deborah ( 2021-Jan-14 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Colour was darker than in the photos which was a bit disappointing but still a very nice planter & I'm keeping it

  • Review by Eryn

    Eryn ( 2020-Nov-19 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    These are very quality and seem durable, I just received them so I cant comment on the ware and tear. I also liked the fact that you did not have to assemble them. They look great on my patio.

  • Review by Lorraine

    Lorraine ( 2020-Aug-10 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Bought my pot to use a lily pad solar fountain in was perfect for this as no drainage holes in it.I like the pot because it's made of light material but looks substantial.

  • Review by Mark

    Mark ( 2020-Jul-24 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    This is the second keter shed I've ordered. They are excellent quality and easy to assemble. No maintenance needed keeps everything dry.

  • Review by Annique

    Annique ( 2020-Feb-26 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Was fairly straight forward to put together and looks great in our house. Very happy with the final product, especially considering the relatively cheap price.

  • Review by Joanne

    Joanne ( 2020-Sep-24 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    The bench was good ,comfortable and fairly easy to put together. However you instructions need some more explanation to screw it together.

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