Swirl Traditional Gold Bath Shower Mixer Tap
Bit of a Mixed Bag
I bought this to replace my previous bath mixer/shower taps on which the diverter had failed after around 13 years. The Swirl is classy looking and unlike my previous taps the plating didn't deteriorate quickly.
Alas, after only 13 months the diverter on this one failed meaning water was being fed through both the tap and the shower at the same time. Fortunately it comes with a 2 year guarantee so I removed the faulty section, took it back to my local Screwfix and they swapped the faulty part for me without any hassle.
I did some checking on the internet and I see others have encountered the same issue. Maybe we've just been unlucky but for around Â£90 I'd have expected it to last for a few years more so unfortunately I can't recommend this product. I can recommend Screwfix for their hassle free exchange of the faulty part.
Great looking product let down (on this occasion) by poor reliability. Maybe I was just unlucky.
13 Jan 2015
I bought this shower mixer and a matching sink tap mixer in November 2012. January 2014 and the shower mixer barely works any more, making showering or drawing a bath a major feat and nearing impossible. The sink taps have started to oxidize around the neck of the tap heads, and the Hot label has worn away. The taps are used very lightly, max two people using at any day. Cost me well over Â£100 to install. Very unhappy about this and do not recommend these products.
8 Feb 2014
I bought this tap to replace one installed 13yrs ago! and found exactly the same problem when installing. Keep a 3/8in hex key handy to tighten the connection between leg fitting nut and main body. Otherwise , fitted easily with no problems.
1 Oct 2013
what a shower
Excellent quality, assembled well,easy to install, looks great
2 May 2013