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The main cost when installing new taps or mixers in your bathroom will be the taps themselves, which range from very standard budget items to the precious metal versions you might see in your average footballer’s mansion. But you largely get what you pay for in terms of quality and materials.
Tap choices are generally about what you like the look of and you should be able to get good advice on what is right for your at your local DIY outlet. Your plumber can also help you with your selection and come along if you wish, but that would be an additional cost. Alternatively, if you are just replacing broken taps then your plumber should be able to pick you up something similar from his supplier.
Fittings are mostly standard on taps, but you should check to make sure they will fit the bath or sink you want them for, as this will save wasted time for your plumber (which is time you will be paying for). If you have the taps before your plumber arrives then do get them out and check the fit, as well as that all the parts are there.
This is especially important if you have bought reclaimed taps or second hand taps. Whether you wish to fit your taps to a new wash basin or an existing sink, you will find that your plumber will be able to fit and have the taps working in a very short space of time. No plumbing changes should generally be required to fit taps.
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