Anyone got one? I would love to see loads in the flesh and work out which ones are flimsy and horrible/which are better quality, but nearby bathroom showrooms don't have a lot of options (for anything) in stock. Can't afford cast iron, and don't think the floors would take it anyway.
Hi polygon, I'm the same as you in that I like to see things in the flesh before ordering. Bit more info for you...check with a few large bathroom shops locally, ask if they have one on display and ask who it's manufactured by. If it's Ultra or Hudson Reed, this is the manufacturer for Victorian plumbing so it'll be the exact same bath, just with a different name.
Roughly whereabouts are you in the country? I can think of a few independent bathroom retailers who sell them but I am only familiar with those down South, so depending on where you are a visit to one of them might be an option. I am another one saying definitely sit in it before making a decision!
We got one from the Bathstore about 10 years ago which looked lovely but has turned out to be shocking quality. After about 3 years the bit under the hot tap had started to crack and now it looks a complete mess. The top layer of plastic has flaked away, and the cracked appearance has now spread to most of the bottom of the bath. We'll be replacing as soon as we can face the upheaval. Hopefully quality is better these days.