Garden Tap Installation
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Does your garden lack a convenient water source outside taps just yet?

Long hose stretches and trips back and forth to the kitchen are a thing of the past with a professional outside tap installation from MML Plumbing.


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    Why choose MML Plumbing for the installation?


    Experienced and Qualified: Our plumbers are highly skilled and qualified to handle all aspects of the cold pipe and outside tap installation, ensuring a safe and efficient job in your North London home.

    We offer a comprehensive range of services, including:

    • Outside tap installation: Choose from a variety of tap styles to suit your needs and budget.
    • Water supply connection: We’ll connect your new tap to the existing cold water pipe, usually located near your kitchen. ( water supply)
    • Double-check valve installation: This vital safety measure prevents backflow contamination of your household water supply.
    • Isolation valve installation: For added convenience, we can install an isolation valve to allow you to turn off the water supply to the tap when not in use.

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    The benefit of a garden tap


    • Easily access water for watering plants, washing your car, filling paddling pools, or attaching a hosepipe for various outdoor cleaning tasks.
    • Eliminate the hassle of dragging hoses and filling watering cans from your kitchen sink.
    • Connect a water butt to your garden tap to collect rainwater for a sustainable and cost-effective way to water your garden.

    At MML Plumbing, our outside tap installation service typically costs around £180 on average. The job is typically completed within a couple of hours.

    We pride ourselves on delivering top-quality plumbing services to our valued customers. With years of industry experience and a commitment to excellence, we are your go-to solution for all your plumbing needs. From routine maintenance and repairs to complex installations and emergency assistance, we’ve got you covered.

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    Factors Affecting Outside Tap Installation Costs

    When considering the installation of an outside tap, several factors can influence the overall cost. Below, we outline these key considerations to help you better understand the pricing structure:

    Location of Tap Installation:

    The placement of the tap within your property can significantly impact the installation cost. Installing the tap on the wall adjacent to the main water pipe typically incurs lower costs compared to alternative locations. For instance:

    – Fitting a tap on the external wall or the kitchen sink wall averages between £80 to £150 labour cost.

    – If the garden tap is to be installed on a different wall, the cost generally ranges from £180 to £250.

    – For installations at the bottom of the garden, prices typically start at around £350 or more due to the additional labour and materials required for longer pipe runs. ( new pipe run)


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    Consider an outdoor tap installation


    Prepare for the warmer months with our outside tap installation service. Enjoy convenient access to water for gardening, washing your car, or outdoor cleaning tasks, all while conserving water and promoting eco-friendliness.

    Convenience at Your Fingertips

    Say goodbye to hauling heavy watering cans or dragging hoses across your yard. With an outdoor tap installed by our experienced plumbers, you’ll have water right where you need it, when you need it. No more struggling to reach plants in the far corners of your garden or manoeuvring around obstacles to water your lawn – with our outdoor tap kit, watering your outdoor space becomes a breeze.

    Our plumbing services

    • General Domestic and Commercial Plumbing Services: Our team of skilled plumbers is equipped to handle a wide range of general plumbing tasks, including leak repairs, pipe installations, fixture replacements, and more.
    • Bathroom and Kitchen Plumbing: From bathroom renovations to kitchen upgrades, we offer comprehensive plumbing services to enhance the functionality and aesthetics of your home. We handle everything from installing new fixtures and appliances to resolving plumbing issues to ensure your spaces are both beautiful and functional.
    • Leak Detection and Repair: Water leaks can lead to costly damage if left unaddressed. Our leak detection and repair services utilize advanced technology to identify the water pressure to resolve leaks quickly and efficiently, saving you time, money, and hassle in the long run.
    • Pre-Purchase or Plumbing Survey. Before making one of the most significant investments of your life – purchasing a property – it’s essential to ensure that all aspects of the home are in good condition, including its plumbing system. A pre-purchase plumbing survey is a crucial step in the home-buying process, providing valuable insights into the condition of the property’s plumbing infrastructure.

    Is it worth installing a garden tap?

    Having a tap fitted in your garden offers numerous benefits that enhance the convenience, efficiency, and enjoyment of your outdoor space.

    Here are some key advantages:

    1. Convenient Water Access: With a tap in your garden, you have easy access to water right where you need it. No more lugging heavy watering cans or dragging hoses across the ground level of your yard – simply turn on the tap and start watering your plants, filling up a birdbath, or washing your outdoor furniture with ease.

    2. Efficient Gardening: Having a tap in your garden makes gardening tasks more efficient and enjoyable. You can water your plants directly at the source, ensuring they receive the right amount of water without wastage. Plus, you can easily attach a hose or watering wand to the tap for precise watering and targeted irrigation.

    3. Time-Saving: With a garden tap, you can save time on outdoor maintenance tasks such as watering, cleaning, and car washing. Instead of spending hours hauling water from inside your home or struggling with tangled hoses, you can complete these tasks quickly and efficiently with the convenience of outdoor water access.

    4. Versatility: A garden tap is a versatile addition to your outdoor space, offering endless possibilities for its use. In addition to watering plants, you can use the tap for cleaning outdoor surfaces, filling up buckets or watering cans, rinsing off muddy boots or gardening tools, and more.

    5. Promotes Eco-Friendliness: Having a tap in your garden encourages water conservation and promotes eco-friendly practices. By providing easy access to water outdoors, you’re more likely to use it efficiently and avoid wastage. Plus, you can collect rainwater in barrels or containers attached to the tap for use in watering your garden, further reducing your water footprint.

    6. Enhances Outdoor Living: A garden tap enhances your outdoor living experience by making it easier to enjoy your outdoor space. Whether you’re hosting a barbecue, gardening, or simply relaxing in your backyard, having access to water outdoors adds to the convenience and comfort of your outdoor environment.

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    Yes, you need a plumber to fit an outside tap. While installing an outside tap is a common DIY project, hiring a professional plumber ensures the job is done safely, correctly, and in compliance with local plumbing regulations. The expertise and experience of a plumber can also help prevent potential issues such as leaks or damage to existing plumbing systems.

    The cost of getting an outside tap fitted can vary depending on factors such as the location of the tap, the complexity of the installation, and your geographical area. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from £110 to £200 for installation by a professional plumber.

    No, you don’t necessarily need a drain under a garden tap. However, having a drain can help prevent water buildup and potential damage to your property, especially if the tap is located in an area prone to flooding.

    Installing a garden hose tap involves several steps, including choosing the right location, preparing the area, connecting the tap to your water supply, and securing it in place. While it can be a straightforward process for those with basic plumbing skills, hiring a professional plumber ensures the job is done safely and correctly.

    Fitting an outdoor tap can be relatively straightforward for those with some plumbing experience. However, if you’re unsure or uncomfortable with DIY tasks or outdoor taps, it’s best to hire a professional plumber to ensure the job is done correctly and safely.

    In most cases, it’s recommended to turn off the water supply before changing an outside tap to avoid any potential water damage or leaks. However, if you’re confident in your abilities and have the necessary tools, it may be possible to change the tap without turning off the water.

    While it’s possible to replace an outdoor tap yourself, hiring a plumber is recommended to ensure the job is done safely and correctly, especially if you’re dealing with older plumbing fixtures waste pipes or complex installations.

    The type of pipe used for an outside tap installation typically depends on factors such as local building codes, water pressure, external pipework, cold water supply pipe, outside wall, actual water pipe, and weather conditions. Copper pipe, PVC, and PEX are common options for outdoor plumbing projects.

    The time it takes a plumber to fit an outside tap can vary depending on factors such as the location of the tap, the complexity of the installation, and any unforeseen issues that may arise. On average, it can take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours to complete the cold tap installation.

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