Choosing a new shower
Whether you are replacing your existing shower, or looking for a whole new combination for your bathroom including a new shower enclosure or shower bath it is important to make sure you make the right choice before installation. We have compiled some useful tips and advice to help you in selecting the perfect products and creating that exhilarating shower space that will last you for many years to come.
Start with careful measuring, not just of the space in which you wish to position a new shower enclosure or shower bath but also the space around the shower and whether it will accommodate the opening of shower doors or bath screens. You’ll also want to consider the space you’ll need to dry off afterwards particularly in relation to other facilities in the bathroom such as the loo or sink.
Where space is minimal, you may want to consider a corner enclosure or an enclosure with a bi fold door, which folds into the enclosure rather than a hinged door which requires space for outward opening. You may even want to consider installing an over-bath shower set with shower screen.
Once you have measured the space for your shower, you also need to consider the positioning of any shower heads within that shower space. Think about the height of any wall mounted shower heads you would like to install, and also the depth in terms of where they reach within the shower itself. If you are looking to install accessories such as shower rail kits and body jets also consider where these will be positioned whilst you are in the shower and make sure you make a note of exactly where you would like them to be installed.
The next point to consider is what type of shower set you would like, as you can opt for a fully concealed shower, which is where all the pipe work is recessed within the walls of your shower, or an exposed shower, where the shower mixer is surface mounted on to your tiles. In terms of cost and installation, exposed showers are great value for money and very simple and easy to install. Concealed showers are more costly to install but they do allow you to choose one, two, or as many as three different shower outlets which can be used for different shower attachments including rainfall shower heads, shower rail kits and luxury accessories such as body jets.
In terms of exposed showers, the most popular choice is a combined all in one unit, which offers a both a fixed shower head and a riser rail with detachable handset plus a fully integrated shower mixer. The handset provides you with added flexibility for cleaning and also keeping your hair dry on those quick shower days.
These work incredibly well over a shower bath and with cool touch technology they are incredibly safe for use by all the family.
If you’ve ever stayed in a high end, luxury hotel, you would have probably experienced the sleek contemporary designs of a concealed shower system.
By concealing the pipe work you can maintain the clean lines of your bathroom décor which is particularly important if you are installing a minimalist glass enclosure, such as a walk in enclosure or upgrading your bathroom to expensive designer tiles.
Concealed showers allow you to fully customise your shower to your exact needs, and there are a wide range of different styles and designs available.
To assist you in finding the perfect shower we have expertly created six ranges across all of our shower products to help you quickly and easily choose the right option for you.
Stirling Essentials Shower Collection
This striking Stirling shower collection delivers high quality on a budget and has a stylish modern design which will complement most bathroom décor concepts.
All of our modern shower collections offer both wall mounted and ceiling mounted rainfall shower heads in round and square shapes, and a variety of sizes. This provides great flexibility when matching the right size of shower head to your shower enclosure or shower bath.
Provost Stainless Steel Shower Collection
The Provost shower collection is a wide range of showers with a clean cubic look, including stainless steel shower heads which perfectly built with excellent quality that makes them both stylish and durable.
These rainfall showers have a ball joint connection to the shower arm which allows them to be angle adjustable up to 15 degrees. So they can be easily tilted to suit your showering needs.
Leoni Ultra Thin Shower Collection
As suggested by its name the Leoni shower collection is superior range delivering a sophisticated modern style, including signature ultra-thin rainfall shower heads which measure just 3mm in thickness.
All of our rainfall shower heads feature easy clean silicone nozzles- you can simply run your hands over the jets to remove any lime scale build up which will keep your shower head working perfectly for many years to come.
Neumann Waterfall Shower Collection
The Neumann shower collection is the height of contemporary luxury with its signature waterfall shower head that has the duel function which offers both a rainfall and cascade shower experience.
If you are looking for a sleek shower combination for a shower you can always add a bath filler to your custom set, which can be fully controlled from your shower mixer controls just like any other shower head.
Edwardian Classic Shower Collection
The Edwardian shower collection offers modern traditional style with a slightly retro design feel. The modern construction offers the quality and durability whilst the design is very classic.
The polished chrome finish on all of these products is triple plated with copper, nickel and chrome to a thickness of 80 microns, which makes it extremely durable and the cool touch technology ensures you will have a very safe and luxurious shower experience.
Victorian Traditional Shower Collection
The Victorian shower collection is a quintessentially traditional range, with watering can style shower heads which create an stunning traditional look.
All of our shower sets are guaranteed for 10 years and have the best quality and safety features available in the market. Our shower mixers are thermostatic and have anti scald and water pressure balancing protection should your cold water supply fail.
Once you have selected your ideal shower, don’t forget the vital finishing touches such as soap baskets and heated towel rails to really enhance your daily shower routine and of course no shower experience would be complete without the high end showering products to match. Not only do they fill your shower with indulgent scents but the iconic design of the bottles adds flair and colour which will turn your shower into your own private spa experience. We love the deep amber colour and spicy scent of Molton Brown’s Black Peppercorn range and the invigorating citrus notes of the Miller Harris Citron collection.
Finally, don’t forget to coordinate the design and style of your shower with matching bath and basin taps for a consistent look.