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28th April 2017
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Leisure sinks and taps installed at prestigious university
A total of 45 Linear Compact stainless steel sinks and 216 Aquaflux Aquanomic taps from Leisure Sinks are being fitted at a series of newly constructed student accommodation blocks at the University of Oxford. The chrome-plated brass taps and fully reversible sinks will be installed in the kitchen areas in a number of halls of residence on campus.
The project, which is due to be completed and handed over in September 2013, is being managed by Longcross Construction, with the Leisure Sinks products supplied by local kitchen and joinery merchant, Benchmarx Oxford.
"The specific requirements for this particular job dictated that each tap was flow restricted; as a result, we recommended the Aquaflux from Leisure Sinks," explains Paul Smith, Manager at Benchmarx Oxford. "Its high quality design and easy to use levers made it perfect for use in a student environment, while the flow restrictors will ensure there is no water wastage. They are also easily maintained and cleaned.
"Linear Compact sinks were also used at the student accommodation complexes, as their reversible design enabled them to fit a variety of kitchen layouts. Plus, the range's quality and durability will see the products stand the test of time - providing longevity for students over many semesters to come."
Measuring 800mm x 508mm overall, with a bowl size of 340mm x 424mm, the Linear Compact (LR8001/) is a single bowl, fully reversible sink. Constructed from 0.7 gauge stainless steel, the sink has a robust, rigid frame that won't bend or flex under pressure. All Linear Compact sinks have a satin bowl and bright drainer, and are sold with a 10 year warranty for added peace of mind.
Designed by Leisure Sinks to meet the highest levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes, the Aquaflux Aquanomic (TFL1CM/-AN) kitchen tap has factory fitted flow restrictors, developed using a water usage calculator, to maintain a maximum flow rate of 3.8 litres per minute and meet the stringent water use levels in the Code.
Operating at a minimum pressure of 2.0 bar, the Aquaflux Aquanomic features a quarter turn lever action for precise flow control as well as an anti-splash spout supplied as standard.
19th July 2013