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Topic # 223433 29-Sep-2017 09:35
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Hey guys,

 

Project manager has just offered to 'upgrade' our tapware from Methven Promix to Voda Ecomix range as it looks more modern (which it does) - no extra cost. I have however never heard of Voda and can't find much info on them - she said the mechanics are made by Methven and the range is being offered by the Methven reps.

 

Has anyone had experience with the Voda brand - Ecomix range or other? Pros/Cons?

 

Then the kitchen mixer is a Greens Zeon Gooseneck Sink Mixer...again never heard of them.

 

We'll be going down to the shop to check out the display models/quality but since we're no experts by any means, don't know if that would do us much good.

 

Thanks in advance for any info.


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  Reply # 1874527 29-Sep-2017 09:37
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Can't say anything about the upgrade, but we have older Methven in our kitchen and modern Methven in our bathroom. They work well and look good.





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  Reply # 1874920 29-Sep-2017 19:22
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Greens tapware are a long established company so no problems with their tapware. I have never heard of Voda tapware so I would want confirmation that it is definitely methven.

The real reason is most likely they can get voda for cheaper. Also Methven Promix is both an older and more expensive range that methven provide. Get a methven catalogue and ask to swap to a different methven range that you like the look of.





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  Reply # 1874932 29-Sep-2017 19:47
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Ask for the relative cost difference, and whether you benefit from the cost saving if there is any. Also make sure they have a decent warranty, and you can get spare parts in the future. Nothing worse than dripping mixers, and not being able to repair them without replacing them. That is why going with a reputable brand that has been around for a long time can sometimes be an advantage. In terms of the looks, they actually look very similar to me. ALso make sure they are all proper chrome on brass and they don't have chrome on abs bits.




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  Reply # 1876544 3-Oct-2017 10:22
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Thanks guys. There would be no credit at all if we were to switch brands which seems odd as it's unlikely the price is identical.

 

We did head into the shop on their advice but lo and behold, their supplier doesn't keep any displays on hand and need to order the displays in for us to view...The one Greens tapware mixer we did see we didn't like as much as the Methven for quality, so it's highly likely we'll just keep the Promix series, maybe pay extra for the items we want to look more modern if we absolutely must.


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  Reply # 1876797 3-Oct-2017 17:25
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Huskie:

 

Hey guys,

 

Project manager has just offered to 'upgrade' our tapware from Methven Promix to Voda Ecomix range as it looks more modern (which it does)

 

 

 It does? A google images shows they look like every other mixer on the market these days.

 

I'd stick with Methven.


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