Cistermiser Novatap, Novaspout & Vectaspout Infrared Taps

Cistermiser Novatap, Novaspout and Vectaspout – Infrared Taps

The Cistermiser Novatap is a contemporary deck-mounted chrome basin spout with an infrared sensor, control unit and valve integral in its body making it extremely simple to install.

The Cistermiser Novaspout & Vectaspout is an elegant panel-mounted polished stainless steel basin spout supplied with an infrared sensor control unit and valve.

The Water Regulations require that the flow rate of a tap does not exceed 3.6 litres per minute where basins have no plug. The 3.5 litres per minute model therefore ensures that this spout is compliant in such applications.

  • Hands-free infrared basin spouts
  • Automatic shut-off: no drips or taps left running
  • Improves water and energy efficiency
  • Easy to use: ideal for less-abled or elderly
  • Hygienic: reduces risk of cross-contamination
  • Available in 5 litres per minute and 3.5 litres per minute models
  • Mains and battery powered options included
  • Vandal resistant
  • Easy to fit in new installations or retrofits

How It Works

  • Robust design and build quality makes the novatap and novaspout ideal for hard use environments where the less-abled or elderly may find it difficult to operate conventional taps.
  • The novatap and novaspout are particularly useful where hygiene issues coupled with water and energy efficiency are paramount.
  • Both the water flow run-on time and the sensor range between the tap and the user’s hands are fully adjustable.
  • The novatap and novaspout automatically switch off after 60 seconds of continuous flow preventing any water wastage if there is attempted vandalism.
  • To prevent the potential build up of stagnant water, which can create legionella bacteria growth, the tap incorporates a hygiene rinse option which operates 12 hours after the last use of the tap.

Reducing Water Wastage

On average, basin spouts deliver 8 litres of water per minute (BMA). Installing Cistermiser 3.5 litre per minute spouts can save up to 6 litres of water per use, saving over 80% during a 12 months period.


Cistermiser Novotap, Novospout and Vectaspout – 5 litres per minute - BREEAM WAT 1 Compliant

Cistermiser Novotap, Novaspout and Vectaspout – 3.5litres per minute - BREEAM Healthcare WAT4 Compliant

Specification Advice

The mechanical contractor shall supply and install hands free, infrared activated, deck mounted (Novotap) or panel mounted (Novaspout) to all wash hand basins outlets.

The units should be for single water supply; either cold or temperature controlled hot water and will incorporate a pressure flow regulator.

The unit should be manufactured by Cistermiser Limited and supplied by Thorne and Derrick. (0191 490 1547)

Please download the Cistermiser specification catalogue for more information.

WRAS Approval (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme)

When installing a product which will carry or receive water from the public mains water supply in the UK, it is a criminal offence if it does not comply with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations or Scottish Byelaws. 

These require that a water fitting should not cause waste, misuse, undue consumption or contamination of the water supply and must be ‘of an appropriate quality and standard’.

WRAS Approval is the best way to demonstrate compliance as it is granted directly by representatives of the water suppliers and is therefore accepted by every water supplier in the UK.

WRAS Fitting Approval

Whole products such as valves, boilers & showers undergo mechanical and water quality testing.

This type of approval demonstrates full compliance with requirements of the regulations and byelaws, provided the fitting is installed according to any conditions given with the approval.

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