Features of our ornamental outside taps
Ornamental garden taps are a highlight of our growing range of garden accessories and gifts for gardeners. They’re a great addition to any garden, and they’re fully compatible with our brass hose fittings, hose adaptors and connectors.
All our decorative taps are made from brass and you can enhance the look of your outdoor taps with a choice of designs featuring expertly-crafted birds and animals, including ducks, squirrels, snails, frogs, wrens and kingfishers.
Just as you have a choice of delightful bird or animal for your garden tap, there’s also a choice of attractive finishes.
You can opt for natural brass with a lacquered finish or a verdigris-like effect. This latter effect echoes the blue-green patina found on aged copper, bronze and brass, which is responsible for the iconic green colour of The Statue of Liberty.
Each of our ornamental garden taps has a standard 1/2″ BSP outdoor thread at the back, which means it will be easy to swap it with your existing gardening tap.
On the outlet of each brass garden tap there is a hose union fitting, screwed on to a 3/4″ BSP thread.
So, if you wish to fit hose adaptors (Hozelock and Gardena type, for example) or accessories such as watering timers, all you have to do is unscrew the hose union.
If you don’t already have an outside tap, perhaps it’s time to consider one. They’re not only useful for watering your plants, but can be used for cleaning your homegrown vegetables or just rinsing your gardening boots before going indoors.
We would recommend you employ the services of a professional plumber, who’ll be able to install a tap easily and relatively cheaply, usually to the outside wall adjacent to your kitchen so it can be connected to your house’s cold water supply into the house.
When fitting an outside tap, do make sure it’s protected by a double check valve, which all garden taps need to meet UK water regulations.