Tapware for Retirement Villages

May 15th, 2017

Tapware for Retirement Villages

In a retirement village, the style of tap fitting you choose to install can be either a great help or a hindrance to your tenants, and it is important you take their needs into account when making your decision.

So what features should you be looking for when in comes to tapware in a retirement village?


Easy Turn Levers

Taps that get stuck or are stubborn can cause all kinds of issues! And as time goes on, normal tap fittings may stiffen and become more difficult to turn. Ensuring that the tapware in your retirement village turns as smoothly as possible is a quick way to make your residents lives just that bit easier.



When you’re tending to potentially hundreds of homes in one confined area, the last thing you want is tapware and fittings that only last a couple of years and cost you a lot of time, effort, and money every time you have a tenant in need of a replacement tap.

To avoid this, make durability a priority when searching for your tap fittings. Good quality materials may cost slightly more, but they can save you money in the long run. Look as well for tapware that comes with an extended warranty, to cover yourself for any future problems.



Vintage, chrome tapware might look lovely, but are you able to buy it in bulk and have it easily replaced if necessary? When it comes to purchasing tapware for a complex such as a retirement village, your best course of action is to buy in bulk. Having the same fittings in every home will ensure that there are no surprises in store when it comes to needing replacements or repairs, and it means that you can be sure that every home has the same durable, reliable tapware.


Ease of Adjustment for Showerheads

Alongside your bathroom taps, don’t forget to consider your showerheads. Again, your choice of shower fitting will need to be durable and uniform, but there are more aspects to take into account – one of which is the ease of adjustment.

People who move into a retirement village often make the move because they want to rid themselves of life’s little stresses – things such as repairing the boiler on the weekend or struggling with weak water pressure in the shower. When choosing showerheads for your retirement village, ensure that they are as easy to adjust as possible. Consider how easy it will be to adjust the height of the head, whether you are able to move it to the side or whether it is stuck to one position, and whether you can adjust the water pressure.


Hand-Held Showerheads

As people age, showering can go from something that is part of their daily routine to something that is difficult, or even dangerous. Those with injuries may find standing in the shower challenging, or maybe even impossible. Others may be at risk of slipping and hurting themselves.

Inviting hand-held showerheads into the bathroom helps to eliminate these risks and allows your residents to shower in a way that is safe and comfortable.

Remember that everyone is different, and to cater to everyone, you need to provide fittings that can adjust to everyone’s needs.

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