Posted on: 23rd Jul 2014
In the fast paced environment of the modern world a quick shower is becoming a staple of everyday life and a way to let off some steam after a busy day!
For many people the choice of shower is the most important element in the bathroom and with the range of choices available to the consumer it can be one of the most difficult.
To help with this difficult decision below are some of the most important considerations when purchasing a shower:
There are a multitude of sizes to select when picking a shower. The size and layout of the bathroom needs to be carefully considered. For example, if you want to upgrade to a power shower then you'll need to allow more room for the increase in water pressure.
If you're looking to install a shower tray, enclosures or shower bath, all the measurements need to be carefully considered beforehand. By drawing up a blueprint it can give a clear indication of how everything will fit into the bathroom.
Extra Tip: Why not use SketchUp 3D Design Software?
There is a mixture of style options to choose from when it comes to showers. If you are having a complete overhaul then the design of the shower enclosure is a treasure chest of ideas; from the walk-in style to a sliding door enclosure
Posted on: 21st Jul 2014
It’s the 21st century and we're busier than ever, juggling multiple commitments such as work and family that barely a second moment can be spared. I’m sure that we all have a long list of things we wished we could do if only we had the time – and that includes taking a bath.
Taking a shower, however, is by far the more popular and widely used method for washing, taking up substantially less time versus taking a bath. Showers are therefore much more suited to our daily lives and require sufficiently less water, reducing both the financial and environmental impacts.
Are you a Bath Fan?
However, there’s a reason why most bathrooms still have a bath in them and that is because we love the luxury of them when we are actually able to take one. And rightly so! Baths can really help us unwind and slow down time, giving us space to think despite the demands of our hectic lives.
To satisfy this desire, Victoria Plumb offers a fantastic range of elegant freestanding bathtubs that will help anyone inject much-needed luxury into their home. Furthermore, there are few things that can be improved to ensure your baths are as eco-friendly as possible.
Acrylic baths help improve efficiency at retaining hot water, thus reducing your need to top up the bath with hot water, while thermostatic taps provide the highest level of control over water flow and temperature.
Lavish Roll Top Baths
Roll top baths have become a popular choice across a wide spectrum of styles ranging from a 30s Hollywood regency bathroom style to oriental style
Posted on: 12th Apr 2014
Everyone likes the idea of having a shower installed in their bathroom. Whether it is a top of the range 'wet room' style experience or the simple addition of a rail-based system that utilises the bathtub or shower enclosure, the ease of use and time saving aspects of taking a shower are an important lifestyle choice.
However, not all showers are equal and some can give quite a disappointing performance for a number of reasons. So what are the five most common causes of a poor shower experience and what can you do to avoid them?
One of the great things about a shower is that it is a simple, quick and easy process. There is no time delay in waiting for a bathtub to fill up and no need to clean up much afterwards. However, a leaking shower can undo all of these advantages in seconds.
It could be the piping, feeding pressurised water to the head, the shower head itself or the enclosure/shower curtain that you use. If any of these parts leak you can find yourself with pools of water in the bathroom and a big clean up job to take care of.
Posted on: 8th Apr 2014
For luxury you can afford, we proudly introduce to you the new Chime Range of shower riser rail kits, exclusive to Victoria Plumb.
The key feature of this innovative range is the option to switch between an overhead and handheld shower. You can enjoy an invigorating and refreshing drench beneath the overhead shower and then, with the turn of a knob, change to the handheld shower for more focused cleansing. This can be especially useful for hair washing.
The overhead showers are also easily height and angle adjustable. They are especially suited to those with busy lifestyles who require flexibility, without compromising on style.
Clever Storage, Simple Installation
Another fantastic feature of this shower riser kit range is the integrated storage shelf, providing plenty of space for your showering essentials. This eliminates the need for any further drilling into your tiling to add a further shelf or rack - perfect for smaller bathrooms or loft conversions, where storage is at a premium.
Installation is simple as all valve parts are external to the wall and easy clean silicone nozzles means you spend less time maintaining the look and performance of your shower.
The final and most important feature is the incredibly low price
Posted on: 2nd Apr 2014
Your choice of whether you install a shower enclosure or a bathtub will have an enormous effect on your mornings every day for years to come, so you need to decide very carefully exactly which is best for you.
There are many factors to consider when deciding between the two, relating to the design and proportions of your bathroom, your personal needs, your family’s needs and your preferences.
Here is a breakdown of the five key questions to ask yourself, to help you make this essential decision:
1. How much space do you have available?
Some bathrooms simply won’t be able to accommodate a full-size bathtub and you need to look at the proportions of the bathtubs on the market and measure your space carefully to see if any can fit.
If your bathroom is of a certain size, you may simply have to install a shower enclosure rather than a bathtub.
2. Do you even need to choose?
If you have space available for a full-size bathtub and don’t want to limit yourself, a shower fixed above the bathtub, with an accompanying shower bath installed, may be the perfect compromise.
3. What are you realistically going to need?
Some live fast-paced, busy lifestyles and simply don’t have the time to take a relaxing bath every morning. If you’re one of these racy individuals, you don’t want to cut yourself off from the time-efficiency of a shower enclosure
Posted on: 17th Dec 2013
There are now more accessories than ever to keep the modern bathroom fully functioning and limit any negatives in getting yourself clean this winter.
Gone are the days where the bathroom was a place of necessity and hindrance, only used for the sole purpose of personal hygiene – small, cramped rooms that resembled something practical and functional, and needed to take up as little space in the house as possible.
A Place for Pampering
Today, the bathroom is seen as a place for pampering, relaxation and an escape from the stresses many people face in daily life. Larger rooms are sacrificed to create the ultimate bathroom space as more and more hours are spent in this new, tranquil arena.
Since the focus on a luxury bathroom has become more prevalent we have seen an increase in original and creative accessories to complement such a stylish room.
In the Deep Midwinter
During the winter the bathroom would once have been considered a cold and unwelcoming place but thanks to these improvements opinions have waivered.
One of the biggest, must-have, accessories for the winter is the heated towel rail. Since the turn of the century demand for towel rails has seen an almost exponential growth, and it is easy to see why.
The repeated scenario of having to leave the shower and dry in the cold, with a coarse towel is a daily grind for the majority of the British public. With a heated towel rail it keeps the towel soft and warm to provide instant satisfaction for the, suddenly cold, user