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Shower Buying Guide

A Shower provides an eco-friendly alternative to baths. It saves energy and water, and is also space saving in a small bathroom. Something that will influence the design and layout of your shower is water pressure, so please don’t hesitate to ask our advice prior to choosing your shower.

Enclosures:

  • Having a bath shower mixer in your existing bath is very popular as you don’t need to take up anymore room than is already being used. It is usually enclosed with either a bath screen or curtain.
  •  Another option is a separate shower enclosure, usually made from toughened safety glass. You can choose between hinged, pivot, bi-fold and sliding doors to suit the design and space of your bathroom, and there is always the option of a frameless door for a minimal contemporary look.
  • Shower enclosure trays are available in different materials, for example, super strong, acrylic or cast stone in a wide range of sizes. Leg packs can be purchased to raise the tray for more difficult installations. Gardiner Haskins has a huge choice to suit your needs.

Showerheads

  • Fixed shower heads are attached to the wall by a shower arm and cannot be moved, or the height adjusted.
  • Flexible showerheads have hoses and are attached to a bar, so you can adjust the height and position.
  • A ‘Rain’ showerhead is simply an oversized shower head that simulates the effect of standing in a downpour.
  • Multi function showerheads allow you to choose and vary the type of spray you want. Shower

Controls

  • Bath Shower mixers and hand held shower sets are controlled by diverters that direct the water to the main tap or shower.
  • The most simple shower controls regulate the temperature only, using either a disc or lever.
  • A Dual Control Thermostatic Valve allows you to preset and maintain the temperature, and vary the water flow.