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Woodside School

When Woodside Church of England Primary School in Grendon, Warwickshire, was looking to minimise the school’s environmental impact and lower its utility bills, Bristan suggested upgrading the school’s wash basin taps as a cost-effective way to save water and money.


Woodside Church of England Primary School is located in the village of Grendon, just a couple of miles from Bristan’s head office in Dordon. The school teaches 195 reception to Year 6 pupils and is committed to reducing the environmental impact of the school and its activities. The school has an Eco Team, made up of children from each class, which looks at ways the students can help to save the school’s resources. Water conservation was high on the school’s list of priorities. Like many schools, there were issues with taps being left running which not only wasted water, but also caused maintenance issues and left bathroom areas untidy.

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Bristan suggested the school replace the existing fittings with its Z2 ½ C Taps. Part of Bristan’s soft touch tap range, the fittings feature an automatic shut off valve, which turns off the water flow after a set amount of time to prevent the tap being left running. The WRAS-approved taps also have a built-in flow regulator to considerably  reduce water usage and wastage.

Easy to Use

The chrome plated taps feature a smooth, curved design – ideal for little hands – and are easy to use, encouraging independent hand washing. The taps offer good reach into the basins to also allow for easy assisted handwashing where needed. The taps are soft touch, offering non-restrictive use for all ages as they can be operated with limited physical dexterity. Hard wearing and built to last, Z2 1/2 C Taps are ideal for washroom areas which are used frequently throughout the day.

Water Efficient

The automatic shut off means students are not able to leave the taps running or block the sinks, which all helps to reduce maintenance and keeps the bathroom areas cleaner and tidier for the children. When it comes to saving resources in a large occupancy building like a school, it can seem like a huge task but actually small changes can have a massive impact. By changing the traditional free flow taps at Woodside School to Bristan’s soft touch timed flow taps, they expect to make significant water savings, which will be reflected in much smaller utility bills.