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Tired of dragging hoses? Want to prevent frozen pipes and winter floods?

1Point Plumbing & Heating offers fast, expert outside tap installation in Glasgow.

Get year-round convenience, peace of mind, and a free quote – all in one go!

Preventing Your Outside Tap from Freezing

Winter chills shouldn't stop you from enjoying a beautiful garden. Traditional taps can burst when water freezes inside them, causing costly repairs and water damage. Here at 1Point Plumbing & Heating, we recommend frost-proof taps. These clever taps feature a mechanism that allows the water to drain from the tap itself when turned off, preventing any freezing and potential damage. Invest in a frost-proof tap and enjoy peace of mind throughout the year.

Keeping Your Outside Tap From Flooding the House

Accidental flooding can be a nightmare!  Here at 1Point Plumbing & Heating, we ensure your outside tap installation includes a shut-off valve. This valve allows you to isolate the water supply to the tap, preventing uncontrolled flow and potential flooding,  especially during maintenance or repairs.  We also prioritize proper installation techniques to minimize the risk of leaks.

At 1Point Plumbing & Heating, we offer transparent and competitive pricing for outside tap installations in Glasgow. The final cost depends on a few factors:

  • Type of Tap: Standard taps are generally more affordable, while frost-proof taps offer added protection against freezing.

  • Hot or Cold Water Supply: Hot water taps provide added convenience, but come at a slightly higher cost.

  • Existing pipework: Readily accessible plumbing will influence installation time and cost.


To give you a clearer idea, we offer a free quote tailored to your specific needs. Simply contact us and a friendly member of our team will be happy to discuss your options.

Cost of Supplying and Fitting Outside Garden Taps

Choosing the right tap depends on your needs and preferences. Here's a breakdown of key considerations:


  • Material: Brass taps offer excellent durability and are a popular choice. Chrome taps provide a sleek aesthetic but may be slightly more susceptible to scratches.

  • Functionality: Consider the type of hose connection you need and whether frost resistance is a priority.

  • Budget: Standard taps are generally more affordable, while frost-proof and hot water taps offer additional features at a slightly higher cost.


Our experienced plumbers can guide you in selecting the perfect tap for your garden and budget.

Outside Tap Quality – Which Tap to Choose

Outside Tap Regulations

In Glasgow, there are currently no specific regulations regarding outside tap installation. However, it's always recommended to use a qualified and insured plumber to ensure safe and compliant installation.

How Long Does It Take to Fit an Outside Tap?

A typical outside tap installation can be completed within 1-2 hours, depending on factors like existing pipework access and the chosen tap type. Our experienced plumbers will work efficiently to minimize disruption and get your new tap up and running quickly.

How Long Does It Take to Fit an Outside Tap?

Here's a breakdown of the two main tap options:


  • Cold Water Tap: This is the most common type, providing a reliable flow of cold water for watering your garden, washing your car, or filling paddling pools.

  • Hot Water Tap: This option offers the added convenience of hot water access outdoors, ideal for car washing or filling hot tubs.

The choice depends on your individual needs.  We can help you decide which tap best suits your requirements.

Benefits at a Glance

Peace of Mind: No more scrambling to disconnect hoses before winter. Enjoy year-round access to water for watering plants, washing your car, or filling paddling pools.

Goodbye Burst Pipes: Frost-proof technology eliminates the risk of internal freezing, preventing costly repairs and water damage.

Durable Design: Often constructed with robust materials like brass,

frost-proof taps are built to weather Glasgow's winters, ensuring long-lasting performance.


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