Cheap Shower Deals

SL3 Thermostatic Showers

April showers are here so, where are the best bargains. Well I have some cheap thermostatic shower valves that won’t hurt your pocket. The first one,  pictured on the right is the SL3 recessed thermostatic shower valve, it comes with a solid brass chrome plated back-plate and solid handles. Everything feels great about this valve no plastic parts at all and all for just £153.00. There are two other recessed valves in this range – a two outlet valve with diverter which looks the same as this one on the on the right and a three outlet shower valve – this one has three handles, the top handle will control two of the outlets and the bottom handle will control the third outlet, the middle handle is your thermostat and controls the temperature. Pre-set to 38 degrees this can be calibrated to higher or lower temperature if you wish.

To see more information and veiw the complete range Click here.

 

Bristan Chill Bathroom Taps

Bristan-Chill-monobloc-basin-mixerBristan’s chill bathroom taps and showers are one of the best ranges they produce with the full individual flair in the Danish design, The flatness of the spouts within the range are inspiring, on the handle is a engineered square grip which doubles its function as a flow control.  Chill basin mixer tap is sure to excite you into creating a truly contemporary bathroom.

It is not a huge range but it will satisfy most bathing and showering requirements the first and most sold item within the range is the monobloc basin mixer as pictured on the right it is available with or without a pop up waste and also in a taller version without a pop up waste, there is a two hole basin mixer option as well with a neat square escution plate for mounting both the spout and the control valve, you can also use a version with a rectangular base plate to join the spout and the control valve together.

For the bath there is a standard bath shower mixer and five different ways to fill the bath, you can use a simple wall mounted control and spout two versions of a deck mounted bath filler both designed to match the basin mixers. or you could use either the shower valve with built in diverter and a bath filler over flow or the three way shower valve with a stop cock and diverter so you can add a pull out hose for rinsing out the bath or just washing your hair.Bristan-chill-thermostatic-shower-valve

Bristan Chill Showers.

There are four opinions for the shower, the first option pictured to the left is a thermostatic shower valve that can be mounted either on the surface or recessed into the wall, it comes complete with a riser rail kit and a really neat stylish single function shower handset.

Chill-three-way-shower-valveIn the recessed only options which are also thermostatic you have the choice of a dual function with a flow control and a temperature control handle ideal for either a shower kit or a fixed position shower head, then there is a shower valve with diverter so two items can be controlled and my favorite the three way valve (pictured right) which is the same as the diverter option with the added bonus of a stop cock on/off control fitted below the thermostat that can be used simultaneously with either of the top outlets or individually on its own. 

There is also a matching range of Chill bathroom accessories, Best Buy From Tapstore.com

Crosswater Status Bathroom Taps

crosswater-status-bathroom-tapsCrosswater have launched Status Bathroom Taps an unusual slant with this range it has some harsh angles with some subtle curves in between built and designed with a very well engineered feel as with all Crosswater’s products offering a certain quality and durability.

The choices with in the Status Range stating with the Status Monobloc basin mixer that comes with no pop-up waste so be sure to select a click clack waste as an addition, also you have a mini basin mixer for the cloakroom or smaller basins, there is a tall monobloc basin mixer for freestanding bowls or for a three hole basin you have the 3 hole basin set with a very imposing spout, just to finish off the basin mixer range there is a wall mounted 2 hole basin mixer (as shown below) which is my personal favorite.crosswater-status-2-hole-wall-basin-set

To allow for baths you have a choice of a bath shower mixer or bath filler with a 3 hole bath filler or a 5 hole bath shower mixer set, they have a set of deck mounted side bodies which you can match up with the Status bath spout for separate parts.

For showering the range is quite limited there is just a manual shower valve or manual shower valve with diverter available which tend to be used more as bath fillersnow a days the diverter model could also be used to fill up a bath and also divert to a shower handset.

The Crosswater monobloc basin mixer RRP £189.00 best buy Tapstore.com £132.00.

RS2 Bathroom Taps – From Tapstore.com

rs2_bathroom_tapsThe RS2 Range of bathroom taps are the latest tapstore own brand range of bathroom taps designed to give the discerning consumer the highest quality brass ware for a very reasonable price.

No compromise has been made in bringing this range of taps and showers to the market the angular lines cut by the range are sharp and concise.

The RS2 basin mixer with pop up waste as seen in the image on the left is going to be on sale for £139.00 which is amazing value for the quality of this product.

rs2_freestanding-bath-shower-mixerIn the range will also be a tall monobloc basin mixer a basin mixer with a side lever, three hole wall and deck mounted basin mixers, separate basin and bath taps, there is also a monobloc bidet mixer.

For the bathing area there are lots of great choices starting with deck mounted bath filler and bath shower mixer, 3 and 5 hole bath sets, even a freestanding bath shower mixer ( as in image ) or you can make up your own configuration with the separate diverters and side bodies.

rs2-deluxe-multifunction-showerWith showering always in tapstore’s mind they have made sure that the RS2 comes with all you would need to complete the design in full, there is a recessed thermostatic shower valve options from 1, 2, or 3 way or a surface mounted thermostatic bar shower valve, or the stunning RS2 deluxe multifunction shower with its rectangular shower head and showering handset (as shown).

To see the complete range visit Tapstore.com if you decide this is the range for you mention the bathroom designer and grab an extra 5% discount.

Voyager Bathroom Taps – Value for money

The Voyager Bathroom Taps from Crosswater are neat and concise it has georgous curves and an smooth operating lever control that mimics the curves of the body of the mixers, in the range their is the monobloc basin mixer that comes without a pop up waste also available in a tall monobloc basin mixer, a monobloc bidet mixer tap, a bath filler and a bath shower mixer, they also have in the range a wall mounted 2 hole basin set or you could use the separate spout and manual mixer valve which could also be used for a manual shower, and for a bath filling and or shower option use the manual shower valve with built in diverter.

The Voyager monobloc basin mixer RRP £139.00 and is available from Tapstore.com for £105.70

Shower Head – Choices for your Bathroom

A fixed shower head is now one of the most important features you will choose for your shower or bathroom so lets look at whats available to get the best showering experience for you.

Multifunction shower head choice

If you are looking for an exhilarating shower the a multifunction shower head is for you there are so many out there that you really need to consider what is the right one for you. The spray patterns that are available are massage, mist, pulse, rain, drench, and water saving mode.

Most consumers that purchase a multi function shower head do so leaving the shower head in the rain pattern all of the time ask your self this question first as a multi function shower head simply does not perform as well in a rain pattern as a single function shower head.

Single function shower head choice

The single function shower heads are rain or drench pattern only, they are the best at giving a good volume of water which for a practical shower is really what most people desire, they generally operate at lower pressures and can work as low as 0.1 bar pressure and still give you the function required.

There are now many water saving Eco shower heads on the market that will split or atomise the water flow to give a good spray pattern but higher pressures would be required to obtain the correct function.

Large fixed shower head choice

Previously these were called traditional shower roses available in 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, and even 12″ diameters you can still get the traditional shower roses and they are great but they have limitations, the water jets are a series of drilled holes that can get lime scaled up easily, and they do tend to use a vast amount of water and can either drain all your hot water or if you are on a mains fed system it cannot supply enough water.

The new generation of fixed shower head is both stylish and practical there are some many designs to choose from a round fixed head to square fixed heads, flat chunky you name it its available to you. The added benefit of choosing a modern designed fixed shower head is that you get a large showering drench head without using a huge volume of water. The way the jets are designed they will always hold back some flow even under pressure, the other main benefit is that you will get rub clean jets and that stop lime scale build up and gives the product durability.

With the large shower Heads you will need to choose either a wall arm of at least 300mm or a ceiling arm to connect to the shower head. By having a large fixed shower head you will need to consider the one down side as is with all fixed heads you will not be able to rinse out or clean the shower enclosure or bath that easily so the addition of a handset is always a good idea so it is worthwhile buying a thermostatic shower valve with a built in diverter so that one you have finished invigorating yourself a quick jet from the handset and your done!!!

Autumn Showers – SL3 Deluxe Multifunction

When it comes to high quality showering for a reasonable price the multifunction showers come into there own. they are the easiest showers to install by far, all that is required is to have a hot and cold water supply and then all the working parts are surface mounted, thus reducing plumbing costs.

This shower from Tapstore.com has all the quality you would expect from their products at a very good price that includes an 8″ fixed shower head which is adjustable in height, it has rub clean nozzles and is fitted with a ball joint for tilting, the handset is sleek and minimal  and comes with a neat bracket to store the shower handset when not in use.

The ridged riser comes with a diverter to switch easily between fixed shower head and handset.

The shower valve itself is made of such a high quality that it will hold the temperature +-1°c the solid chrome on brass handles are smooth in action unlike the inferior plastic handles that so many shower valves come with nowadays, It has a built in safety feature of shutting down if there is a cold water failure.

Designed to be used with a shower pump or mains pressure system this showers performance will not let you down.

RRP £599.00 Best Buy tapstore.com £285.00.