Shower Types Explained
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Digital showers offer an unbeatable combination of state of the art technology, stylish choices, freedom and ease of installation. They offer you a simple and innovative new way to fit and enjoy Britain’s best loved shower.
- Shower controlled by a panel that communicates with the shower’s power unit to adjust flow and temperature
- Power unit is usually installed in a loft or airing cupboard
- Hot water delivered through either the ceiling or wall, depending on installation
- The control panel can be located within a 10m radius giving you more freedom in your bathroom layout
- No unsightly plumbing on show
- Digital showers are available in either Mixer or Electric variations. The wireless models offer more design freedom, whilst the remote range is connected to the control unit by a completely hidden wire.
Electric showers draw on a cold water supply and heat the water on demand.
- Cold water is heated by an element providing hot water instantly
- Quick and easy to install
- Extremely economic (99.7% energy efficient) with no hot water wastage
- Choose a higher kilowatt rating for better flow performance
- Choose from a range of styles and finishes including white/chrome, satin/chrome, chrome.
Mixer Showers »
Mixer showers draw from both hot and cold water supplies and usually deliver higher flow rates.
- Ideal for homes with readily available hot water such as a combi boiler or large capacity hot water cylinder
- Hot and cold water is mixed within the unit and the water delivered through the shower
- Shower options include fixed head, adjustable head, and handset on a riser rail
- Mixers with a diverter gives the option for multiple outlets from the shower unit
Power showers draw from both hot and cold water supplies and include an integrated pump to boost the flow rate.
- Offer low pressure systems the option of a high flow rate shower
- Hot and cold water is mixed within the unit and the water is delivered through the shower
Eco showers feature a factory fitted flow regulator, with a focus on water efficiency.
- Available in electric or mixer variations
- Offer up to a 50% reduction in water usage when compared to conventional mixer showers
- Meets the needs of the Home Quality Mark (formerly the Code for Sustainable Housing)