Specifying for Social Housing



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QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE

IN HOUSE TESTING AND ACCREDITATION

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Artisan Bar Shower


FAMILY SAFETY

PART G, TMV's and BEAB CARE

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Tenants


RESIDENT satisfaction

REDUCE WATER BILLS

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Easy to Install


EASY TO INSTALL

EASYFIT AND WALLMOUNT 12

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Warranty and Maintenance


WARRANTY AND MAINTENANCE

EASE OF SPARES AND PRODUCT TESTING

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CPD


TRAINING

CPD'S, SITE-SUPPORT AND TOOL BOX TALKS
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Social Housing Collection

Bristan lever commodity range

TAPS

ROBUST AND GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY

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BSM

BATH SHOWER MIXER

THERMOSTATIC AND PART G COMPLIANT

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Mixer Shower

MIXER SHOWERS

THERMOSTATIC AND
MULTI-FUNCTION

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Joycare Electric Shower

ELECTRIC SHOWERS

THERMOSTATIC AND BEAB CARE OPTIONS

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Understanding the challenges faced by social housing specifiers, Bristan’s products deliver on functionality, safety and style, while providing value for money without compromising on quality. The Club bathroom taps and the Design Utility taps, for example, combine practical design, affordability and quality whilst also benefiting from a comprehensive product warranty.

In the social housing market in particular, taps and showers are often used by people with different abilities, and so Bristan offers products that are safe and easy to grip and use, without compromising on style or aesthetics.

For example, the Bristan Lever tap is a modern, practical tap that is easy for people of all abilities to use and a range of DocM products can also be supplied for bathrooms that require additional safety features. Meanwhile, the Design Utility mixer shower is TMV2 accredited, providing additional hot water safety for the householder and peace of mind for the specifier. Bristan also offer bath shower mixers that are thermostatic and Part G compliant.

In the kitchen Bristan also offer kitchen taps and sinks. Our pillar, monobloc and twin mixer taps for social homes, new build and refurbishment are durable and practical without sacrificing the looks that are so important to creating a home environment.

 

QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE - In House Testing and Accreditation

Bristan has a state-of-the-art in-house test laboratory from its HQ in Tamworth, Staffordshire to ensure all products continue to meet guideline and legal requirements as well as third-party certifications. For example,

Bristan was first in industry to have a UKAS 17025 facility, which can test products for submission to WRAS to gain product certification, demonstrating Bristan commitment to customer safety.

With over £1.6 million invested in the test laboratory in recent years it means Bristan showers and taps are not just fully compliant but boasts the absolute highest level of product excellence, helping ensure you meet your own organisation KPI’s.


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Bristan Test Lab
Artisan Bar Shower

 

FAMILY SAFETY - Part G Regs and TMV's

All of our social housing products are designed for ease of use by all ages and abilities. Many have simple, easy sequential controls that make handwashing child's play.

Our showers for social housing feature built-in thermostatic temperature controls that keep water at a constant temperature, regardless of whether another tap is turned on elsewhere in the house. Not just more comfortable, but safer too, as the risk of scalding is reduced.

Download our Water Safety leaflet for more information.


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RESIDENT SATISFACTION - Reduce Water Bills

Your homes also need to stand up to the latest legislative requirements when it comes to water efficiency. Especially when larger housing association developments or local authority estates can be made up of hundreds of individual homes in which each person can consume, on average, 150 litres of water per day*.

So as well as fitting limiting technology to our products, we've chosen our social housing range, in part, for it's water efficiency. Where appropriate, you'll see flow rates on many of our data sheets indicating just how much water they use under the European Water Labelling scheme.

Bristan also work with end-users to follow trends and ensure that our taps and showers operate as they should. For example Orta offers a stylish design but is fit for all age groups. Our extensive range of kitchen taps include options with long-lever and easy to use controls.

*Consumer Council for Water Figures

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Tenants

 

EASY TO INSTALL - Easyfit and Wallmount 12

Bristan products are known to be easy to install and trusted by installers and contractors.

A perfect example of our easy to fit taps and showers are our Wallmount 12 and Easyfit Kitchen Taps!

The Wallmount 12 bar bracket is the simplest solution for installing, maintaining and replacing bar showers. This makes it ideal for first fix installation.


Our patented Easyfit kitchen taps means installation is as easy as one, two, three and fitting kitchen taps has never been easier.

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WARRANTY AND MAINTENANCE - Ease of Spares and Product Testing

At Bristan we offer a 10 year guarantee on our kitchen and bathroom taps for social housing applications whilst our domestic mixer showers come with a 5 guarantee. When you turn to Bristan you can be confident that you have chosen a reliable, safe shower or tap to help your customer in their home.

In the event of a problem Bristan has a national in-house field service team who are available to help if a problem does occur so a fast resolution.

From our head office in Tamworth, Staffordshire we carry a huge range of spare parts available next day to help on products when needed and ensure your customer has a fully working product as quickly as possible.

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Warranty and Maintenance
CPD

 

TRAINING - CPD's, Site Support and Toolbox Talks

We understand that training is important. That's why we offer support to all of our customers. 

We currently offer three different CPD's and welcome any Architects who would like to book a CPD appointment with us. Our CPD's are RIBA approved so they will also count towards your CPD hours! 

Our Toolbox training is available for installers, engineers or anyone who fits or maintains our products. The training is presented by our specification product experts who will help you learn about the benefits of using Bristan products, along with learning the best way to install and maintain them. 

It also helps us by receiving your feedback on our products so we can constantly continue to improve and evolve our product design. 

To book a training or appointment please click here.


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SUSTAINABILITY - Every Drop Counts

Our 'every drop counts' approach to water efficiency is reflected in the number of products incorporating flow limiting features and our support for the European Water Label Scheme. As well as helping you meet Part G of the Building Regulations, that's a big plus for environment savvy and cost-conscious social housing providers too.

We have also achieved the highly-regarded Carbon Trust Standard certification following working on reducing our energy. To read more click here.

We also operate an ethical supply chain to limit consumption of non-renewable and reduce the environmental impact of our delivery vehicles.

To further supports our commitment to sustainability, we are also active members of the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

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Eco
TAPS - Robust and Good Value for Money

Robust doesn't have to mean basic, and while value for money and durability often drive Social Housing specification, our bathroom taps range still offers plenty of options for introducing modern design values into your homes. Whether it's the chunky appeal of our Blitz and Club taps, or the slimmer lines of Orta, you'll find something to fit your plans.

    Frenzy

Frenzy Basin Mixer

      Bristan Pisa tap
Pisa Basin Mixer

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BATH SHOWER MIXER - Thermostatic and Part G Compliant

Guarding against scalding, especially in properties that may be home to vulnerable groups such as young children and the elderly, is a hugely important consideration. This is why our products are thermostatically controlled to ensure water temperatures never exceed 44°C. A crucial part of satisfying Part G of the building regulations and protecting tenants from the risk of scalding.

    Artisan BSM        Assure BSM
Assure Bath Shower Mixer                     Artisan Bath Shower Mixer

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MIXER SHOWERS - Thermostatic and Multi - Function

You can be sure the Bristan showers you choose are compliant with regulations such as Part G and meet BREEAM requirements for water consumption in domestic dwellings. Our shower range is developed with tenants in mind and offers safety features such as 'safe to touch' cool chrome technology.

    Bristan Zing Shower        Artisan Shower
     Zing Cool Touch Mixer Shower          Artisan Shower           

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ELECTRIC SHOWERS - Thermostatic and BEAB Care Options


Bristan's electric showers offer multiple water entry and electric entry connection points making it easier for the installer.

Bristan's BEAB accredited Joy Care shower range includes a number of features to make showering safer and more comfortable for those living in assisted accomodation or adapted social housing. Anti scalding thermostatic controls, large, clear control graphics and audible signals for temperature setting changes all help the less mobile enjoy more independant living either in their own homes or as part of a multi-generational home.

    Bristan Zing Shower        Artisan Shower
     Zing Cool Touch Mixer Shower          Artisan Shower           

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CASE STUDY: Kettering Council

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If you need any advice our National Account Manager for Social Housing is there to lend a hand.



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#BRISTAN BULLETIN: REFURB

When it comes to refurbishing social housing there are considerations to bear in mind. Whilst the updates should be appealing to residents, this must be balanced with budget constraints and future-proofing measures.

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