West London-based bathoom fittings supplier Goslett Bathrooms has installed a super-sized tap on the roof of its North Kensington premises in a bid to raise its profile and reinforce its message to potential customers that it is a specialist in supplying taps.
"The idea was a 'COVID contemplation' collectively as a group in the office," explains sales representative Gavin Green. "A tap is symbolic of what we do, but it's also a reminder for people in the current pandemic to wash their hands. Added to that, water is vital for all known forms of life."
The tap was created by Goslett Bathrooms' warehouse manager Michael Dendy, and was produced from plywood with a 4-inch plastic pipe for the wheel head and 8-inch plast pipe for the spout. It was then finished with a rust-effect paint and a sealant.
Feedback about the new installation has so far been positive. "Most of the reaction has been about how realistic it looks and many find it hard to believe that it's actually made out of wood," says Green.
Gosletts is currently open for business, with customers requested to phone or email their requirements prior to visiting.