It's an easy job although it turned out to be a bit of a pain for me. If your
taps are anything like mine (Ideal-Standard) you have to replace a small
"cartridge" containing 2 ceramic disks in a spring clip. They are easily
available from proper plumbers merchants but there are many different types and
when I went to get a new one they couldn't be sure which I needed. I had to
come home again, turn off the water, remove the cartridge and take it back so
they could identify it. If it helps, on my taps the cartridge is held in by a
brass Phillips screw and to get to this you have to carefully lever off a chrome
disk on the end of the handle.
Easy enough to change but you have to change the whole tap inners
(cartridge). The procedure for removal is the same as for a normal rubber
washer, take off the handle and undo the large hexagon nut underneath, after
turning the water off of course! You would be best going to a Plumbers
merchants and take the cartridge (and handle) with you so they can match it
up to a replacement. It's not as simple as going in and asking "have you
got a new set of cartridges mate?".
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