Having just had a lot of work done we decided as part of the package to replace a pair of taps which appeared to have been installed some time early in the last thousand years. Since my plumbing skills are limited to turning the tap on we used a local plumber, who - after disappearing into the depths of the Utility room unit - eventually emerged unscathed and left us with the new taps.
Ceramic disc taps are a delight. If you've never used them, they're the epitome of ease. No washers so it's a quarter turn from full off to full on, no dripping, and these in particular at half the price you'd pay in a Hardware store.