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Going Green Part 2

In this blog, our Affordable Housing Specialist, Sophie Taylor, discusses how Bristan Group can help you choose easy to install and use water-efficient taps and showers.

Lasting integrity 

Making sure you choose products that stand the test of time can significantly reduce the carbon footprint of your builds by reducing the amount of waste over time.  The longer it lasts, the cleaner the planet.

Bristan Group is committed to making brilliantly simple solutions that stand the test of time — every tap and shower is tested in our UKAS accredited in-house testing facility at each stage of development. Our showers are tested to the equivalent of 130 years and our taps are turned on and off 80,000 times to ensure endurance. As well as this, our taps undergo high-pressure testing so we can have complete confidence that they are able to handle 25 times the standard water pressure. 

This vigorous lifecycle testing coupled with the introduction of enhanced components means we’re now able to offer 10-year guarantees across a selection of our Bristan taps. For complete peace of mind when specifying our solutions.

Balancing quality and price 

Cost-effective taps and showers are important, but so is customer satisfaction. If the quality isn’t there, there could be unhappy tenants demanding repairs and replacements, which could result in an increase in business costs in the long run.

Designed to be stylish yet affordable, our customer-inspired products can help you reach the perfect medium. Pictured here, our Design Utility Lever Bath Shower Mixer — a classic design with easy-to-use controls — is the perfect option for balancing form and function on a budget. 

Water-efficient basin mixer taps

With the Government’s ambitious plans to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, specifying water-efficient solutions is a brilliant way to reduce environmental impact in builds. Plus, with more people working from home than ever before, leading to a higher-than-normal energy usage, water-efficient products can also significantly reduce household bills for tenants.

Our innovative basin mixer taps feature built-in flow regulators, reducing the water flow to as little as 3.5 litres per minute, increasing water efficiency. Discover the range here. 

Low maintenance products 

We know how important it is that products are designed for easy maintenance — not only to improve their lifespan and value for money, but to reduce repair times within homes in a post-Covid world.

What’s more, specifying low-maintenance solutions is better for the environment in the long run as high maintenance products often get replaced, resulting in high carbon emissions and added impact in landfills. 

Our Joy Care Shower is a perfect example of easy maintenance as it includes an anti-limescale feature that reduces build up, as well as rub-clean handsets and external filters so they’re simple to clean. 

Find out how we can help you deliver your next Affordable Housing project.