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How To Fit Bathroom Mixer Taps With Shower Attachment: A Step-by-Step Guide

by E Cavendish 07 Mar 2024 0 Comments
How To Fit Bathroom Mixer Taps With Shower Attachment: A Step-by-Step Guide


Installing a bathroom mixer tap with a shower attachment is a fantastic way to add functionality and style to your bathroom. Whether you're undertaking a full renovation or simply updating your fixtures, this guide from Tapron UK will walk you through the process step by step. Remember, while DIY installation can be a rewarding project, consulting with or hiring a professional plumber is recommended if you're unsure about any part of the process.

Tools and Materials Needed

  • Adjustable wrench
  • Pipe cutter (if necessary)
  • Teflon tape (plumber's tape)
  • Silicone sealant
  • Screwdriver
  • New mixer tap with shower attachment
  • Isolation valves (if not already fitted)

Step 1: Preparation

  1. Shut Off Water Supply: Locate the main water shut-off valve for your home and turn it off to prevent any water flow during installation.
  2. Drain Existing Water: Turn on the existing tap to drain any residual water left in the pipes.
  3. Remove Old Tap: If replacing an old tap, use an adjustable wrench to loosen and remove the tap’s connections under the basin. Carefully lift the tap away from the basin.

Bathroom Mixer Taps With Shower Attachment

Step 2: Fitting the New Tap

  1. Check the Fittings: Ensure your new mixer tap with shower attachment from Tapron UK comes with all necessary fittings. It’s important that all parts are accounted for before beginning the installation.
  2. Apply Teflon Tape: Wrap Teflon tape around the threads of the tap's water inlet pipes to ensure a watertight seal.
  3. Position the Tap: Place the mixer tap into the designated holes in the basin or bath. Some models may require a mounting plate underneath the basin or bath surface for stability.
  4. Secure the Tap: From underneath, secure the tap in place using the provided washers and nuts. Tighten with a wrench but be careful not to over-tighten and damage the basin or the tap.

Step 3: Connecting the Water Supply

  1. Attach Flexible Tails: Connect the flexible tails of the mixer tap to the water supply pipes. Cold water connects to the right and hot to the left. Use isolation valves if they are not already part of your plumbing setup.
  2. Tighten Connections: Use an adjustable wrench to tighten the connections, ensuring they are secure but not overly tight.

Step 4: Installing the Shower Attachment

  1. Attach the Hose: Screw the shower hose onto the designated outlet on the mixer tap. If there are rubber washers, make sure they are in place before tightening to prevent leaks.
  2. Mount the Shower Bracket: Determine the desired height for the shower attachment on the wall. Mark the position, drill holes, and secure the bracket with screws.

bathroom mixer tap with shower attachment

Step 5: Testing

  1. Turn On Water Supply: Once everything is connected, turn the water supply back on and check for any leaks around the connections.
  2. Test the Tap and Shower: Turn on the mixer tap and switch to the shower attachment to ensure everything is working correctly. Adjust the temperature and flow to test the mixer's functionality.


Installing a bathroom mixer tap with a shower attachment can significantly enhance your bathroom's convenience and aesthetic. Following these steps will help ensure a successful installation. For those looking for high-quality mixer taps with shower attachments, explore our extensive collection at Tapron UK. Should you encounter any difficulties or have doubts about the installation process, don't hesitate to contact a professional plumber to assist you.

Are you planning to install a new mixer tap with a shower attachment in your bathroom? Share your thoughts or any questions you might have about the process.

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