Which Outside Tap Kit You Need [And How To Fit One]

Want to get an outside tap kit installed, and don’t know where to start?

No problem! Our 2-minute guide covers everything you need to know.

First up…

How Much Does It Cost To Install An Outside Tap?

If you’re looking for a plumber to fit an outside tap kit, it’s likely to cost anywhere from £60-100 including parts. So, if DIY isn’t your thing, that’s what you need to set aside as a budget.

Typically, the cost of the installation kit is around £25, with the rest of the cost being made up of labour.

But, what if you want to install a garden tap yourself? Where do you buy installation kits, which one do you need, and how do you fit it?

Where To Buy Outside Tap Kits

Online, you’ll be able to buy an outdoor tap kit from the usual suspects, like this one on Amazon.

But if you’re out and about, you’ll be able to pick one up from popular home and DIY stores such as:

  • B&Q
  • Argos
  • Wilko
  • Screwfix
  • Wickes

Asides from that, any builders merchant (such as EH Smith), or plumbing merchant (like Plumb Center) should have outside tap kits in stock.

Which Outside Tap Kit You Need

You can’t just buy a simple tap; you’ll need to buy a kit that includes a wall plate and piece of copper that’s going to go through the wall. A complete outside tap installation kit is going to look something like this.

If you’re unsure of exactly what you need, someone behind the counter of a local plumbing merchants is going to be able to help you.

How To Fit An Outside Tap Kit

If in doubt, always call a plumber to help fit a tap kit. And the main reason we say this, is if you want to do it properly, you’re going to need to cut and solder copper pipe to connect to the cold feed inside your property, as shown in this video:

They’ll generally be able to give you a fixed price over the phone, so if you’re not a DIY guru, it might be worth saving the hassle and forking out the £60-100 (including parts) it costs to fit an outside tap kit.

What’s Next?

That’s our quickfire guide to outside tap installation kits.

Got questions about fitting or buying a garden tap? Drop us a line via our contact page, and we’ll do our best to help you out.