Comments: A question of distance

You may be able to Google the manufacturer's installation instructions, which typically have minimum/maximum measurements. I'm afraid I can't help: in our last bathroom renovation, we got rid of the bath! We now have a bath-sized walk-in shower instead.

Posted by Tim W on 11 September, 2021 at 8:14 AM

Googling for "wall mounted bath taps height" suggests about 100mm above the bath top.

Posted by Ian on 11 September, 2021 at 8:18 AM

Not just me who thinks that it would be good for the manufacturers to make recommendations then - but they don't! So little info comes with items these days, and there is rarely any more available online.

I think that there are just so many permutations of things these days that they just don't bother suggesting anything any more.

Plus, we're future proofing and putting in grab rails above the bath and in the shower area now, so have the double difficulty of making sure that grab rails and taps don't conflict in use.

Posted by Blue Witch on 11 September, 2021 at 8:23 AM

Thanks Ian, I couldn't find anything when I searched. Is that 10cm to the top or the bottom of the spout I wonder? Perhaps it's to the pipe?

Posted by Blue Witch on 11 September, 2021 at 8:26 AM

Ours are 4.5 inches above bath edge at foot end. Any higher and would be hard to reach when sitting in bath at other end (feet by taps sitting leaning forward, with bent knees).
If you’re having them at foot end, for 3D measuring sit down, bend knees and reach forward and measure your reach (and tap turn) range?
If you’re having taps fitted in the middle, not such an issue.

Posted by Verity on 11 September, 2021 at 8:32 AM

4.5 inches to the bottom of the tap spout (lowest thing)

Posted by Verity74 on 11 September, 2021 at 8:34 AM

Thanks Verity, that's very useful info, and also supports what Ian found too.

I thought/hoped that someone reading would have such a tap!

Posted by Blue Witch on 11 September, 2021 at 8:46 AM

I like plumbing to be accessible for when it goes wrong

Posted by Debster on 14 September, 2021 at 9:38 AM

Yes Debster, exactly, which is why it is going out of the bathroom blockwork and up the external bathroom walls/inside of the new walls of the craft room - if there is a problem it's disturbing a bit of plasterboard, not some intermal tiles.

Posted by Blue Witch on 17 September, 2021 at 8:14 PM