Re: Plumbing... Again!!!!
Just fitted a new kitchen tap. The Franke ceramic disk had one disk unit split, allowing a leak. £120 for replacement. Got a tap for just under £11 (£8 postage), new Targa in our beige (champagne?) colour. Old one was uncleanable, big improvement. Plenty of chrome taps out there.
On compression taps I rub down the washer seat with a bit of 600 wet/dry glued to the flat handle end of a small wood chisel.
Always fit isolation valves, easy to turn off water locally.