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A good quality shower?

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NinaRose Tue 18-Nov-14 14:22:03

I would like a good quality shower for our new en-suite but the choice is completely mind boggling, there seem to be hundreds of showers to choose from! I would like a nice, decent sized (but not huge!) shower head fixed to the wall, separate hand held shower and a mixer valve thingy on the wall. We have good water pressure. Can anyone make a recommendation as to make and model?

PigletJohn Tue 18-Nov-14 14:54:39


If you have an unvented cylinder such as a Megaflo, and money to burn on hot water, you can have a drencher. Otherwise not.

You forgot to say what you want to spend.

NinaRose Tue 18-Nov-14 17:59:32

Under £500? Is that realistic? I don't want one of those huge rain shower things, just a normal head but mounted on the wall.

Quitelikely Tue 18-Nov-14 18:20:19

Grohe. I've just had one installed but piglet john knows his stuff so I'd probably listen to him if I was pre shower!

RaphaellaTheSpanishWaterDog Tue 18-Nov-14 18:49:59

We have a Hansgrohe Axor Montreux and we are very happy with it - but you'd be looking at more than £500.....

In our shower room we have a Crosswater (iirc) and that is fine for guests/occasional use, but certainly not the quality of the Hansgrohe. Aqualisa is a good make but not sure of the pricing (we have friends with bathroom showrooms btw).....

hiccupgirl Tue 18-Nov-14 18:58:26

We have an Aqualisa one - I think it was around £600 installed with all the mixer unit, pump etc about 5 yrs ago. Expensive but it is the most amazing shower I have ever used - even posh hotel showers struggle to come close to it.

PigletJohn Tue 18-Nov-14 19:17:55

try here

Have you got a combi or a cylinder? What colour? Is there a cold tank in the loft?

Fill a bucket at the bath tap, time it, calculate how many litres per minute you get.

ThunderboltKid Tue 18-Nov-14 19:28:06

We have an aqualisa quartz digital is amazing! (We had awful pressure though, so had to have something pumped)

CointreauVersial Wed 19-Nov-14 00:02:01

Another vote for Aqualisa Quartz. We have one in our en suite and are about to put one in the family bathroom too.

NinaRose Wed 19-Nov-14 08:23:54

We've got, I think, an unvented system with a thermal tank (? it's white) that sits next to the boiler and an expansion vessel. Will do that bucket test today.

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