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Who makes the best taps and shower mixers, not bothered about fancy designer ones, I'm looking at Grohe and Roca at the moment, also anyone got any comments on Aqualisa,s electronic shower mixer, no taps just buttons to control temp and flow, thanks. Nos


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I always stick with Mira showers. I have fitted quite a few over the years and they are very reliable. As far as taps go I buy the cheaper end and treat them as disposable. The Toolstation ones I have fitted are not cartridge types which are a damn nuisance in a hard water area.

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money no object Grohe taps and shower - stay mechanical - electronic controls are fine when there working but potential problems can mean more work than just parts swapping

Mira make some very good quality kit - our Mira sprint 9.8kw has been faultless for 15 years bar needing to change the intake filter due to lime scale


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I'll just add roper rhodes into the mix. Just for their excellent customer service if something isn't right (and they are British made)

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We bought Bristan taps for our house purely because you can get parts or like for like replacements as they are British made.

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Thanks, as I live in France I will stick to Grohe, still made in Germany, but owned by the Japanese :roll:


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Nos wrote:
Thanks, as I live in France I will stick to Grohe, still made in Germany, but owned by the Japanese :roll:


The Japanese have a heritage of making very high end equipment from electronics to knifes, well the Germans..........................



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In my humble opinion Grohe are truly one of the best. Not only for taps. Another good quality brand in my opinion is Ideal Standard and they are cheap-ish :-)


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Another Grohe vote here


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London mike 61 wrote:
We bought Bristan taps for our house purely because you can get parts or like for like replacements as they are British made.

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I'm with you Mike.
Though Grohe are very good, Bristan have been around for years & spares are very easy to get.

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