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November 12th 2020
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How to Fit a Wall Mounted Bathroom Tap

Wall-mounted bathroom taps offer a sleek, minimalist alternative to a tap that is physically connected to a bathroom sink or bath. If you're attempting a DIY project involving a wall-mounted tap, here is our advice...

Best practice is to stud out the wall, so that you can conceal the pipework behind it. If you have the space for a stud wall, and 70-100mm void, then it's fairly easy to do. A bonus is that you can use the stud wall to build recessed shelving, for additional storage space.

However, if you are short on space and can't afford to lose 100mm of floor space, you can also chisel out the channels into the brickwork and bury the valve into the wall, but it isn't the easiest approach.

For the tap itself, it's best to choose one where you're able to change the cartridge from the front, should anything go wrong in the future. If you're looking for a simpler install, go for an integrated spout and valve, rather than two separate fittings, which minimises complications with connecting it to pipework.

Assuming the wall is to be tiled, it is important to allow enough slack in the pipe routing so the mounting can be loosened off and tiles installed behind.

We have a number of wall-mounted basin taps to choose from, from simple chrome, to matt black or even black and gold options.