Leicht Contracts for The Purelake Group

The Zip HydroTap Celsius Arc chosen for new Purelake luxury London development

The brief
Leicht Contracts for The Purelake Group

When it comes to specifying the best of the best, Leicht Contracts know from experience that design and accreditation go hand in hand.

The high-end, German kitchen manufacturer was commissioned to design and supply nine luxury kitchens for Purelake Group’s latest development project, Park View Mews in Lee, South East London. The top-spec three and four bedroom townhouses are finished to the highest of standards throughout, meaning the custom-designed kitchens needed to boast the latest and greatest appliances, fit for a modern family home.

Sarah Edwards, Sales Director at Leicht Contracts, approached the Zip team in 2019 while on the hunt for a premium tap brand that - on top of matching the top design spec needed for the high-end kitchens - could provide WRAS approved products.

WRAS approval is increasingly becoming a priority for new build projects, especially in London. Not only is this accreditation incredibly important to showcase that a product meets G3 building regulations and is safe for family use, but Thames Water also consider this an essential stamp of approval if they are to connect an instant boiling drinking water tap up to their mains supply.

“When preparing the specification for this project, we were looking to achieve a classy, timeless and quality range of products that would assist the end user in their daily lives”, explains Sarah. “The decision to include a Zip HydroTap was hugely driven by the fact that the systems are WRAS approved. It is a requirement that any taps in new build developments have WRAS approval, having learnt many years ago the hard way that this is vital to the site’s water services being connected”.

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Our solution

As well as providing this must-have accreditation - something other residential taps on the market could not - we were also able to meet expectations on functionality and aesthetics.

Leicht Contracts for The Purelake Group - Our Solution

Leicht Contracts specified nine HydroTap Celsius Arcs in matt black that will provide the residents with instant filtered boiling water, plus unfiltered hot and cold for washing up. “We were able to colour match the on trend matt black HydroTap to certain elements of the kitchen furniture, which created a stylish and attractive scheme”, added Sarah. The Zip HydroTap fits seamlessly nestled among the Caesarstone quartz worktops, built-in Bosch appliances and custom-made handleless cupboards.
So impressed by the HydroTap range, Leicht Contracts have since chosen to showcase the system at their showroom on Euston Road in central London and have also installed a HydroTap All-in-One Arc in the office kitchen. Not only are they able to fully demonstrate the HydroTap to prospective clients but employees can keep hydrated and reduce their use of single use plastic water bottles while at work.
“Since having the HydroTap All-in-One system installed in our office we have stopped ordering water cooler bottles, reducing our Carbon footprint”, comments Sarah. “We are also able to obtain fresh chilled sparkling or still water from our own kitchen. We would highly recommend this system for an office or other commercial environment. You don’t see many plastic drinks bottles in our office - as a Carbon neutral manufacturer ourselves it is very important for Leicht Contracts to adapt and work towards a greener work environment”.

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Leicht Contracts for The Purelake Group - Testimonial by Sarah Edwards
The results

"“Since having the HydroTap All-in-One system installed in our office we have stopped ordering water cooler bottles, reducing our carbon footprint"

Sarah Edwards , Sales Director
Leich Contracts

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