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Essential ‘P’ Curved Shower Bath Pack

The shower bath is an ideal solution for a bathroom where it would be difficult to have a separate shower cubicle. The “P” shaped bath allows the user plenty of space in which to move around whilst taking a shower without being intrusive in the bathroom.

There is another advantage to having the Essential ‘P’ Curved Shower Bath Pack as it allows more room to stretch out and also give plenty of elbow room to the user. These baths are luxurious and have been designed with comfort in mind for the bather and room for taking a shower. They are moulded in high quality Luctite acrylic and the bath is available in either left or right configuration. The material is warm and very easy to clean and has the benefit of a five year guarantee.

The package also includes an elegant toughened glass curved screen to prevent water splashes and also has a chrome towel rail fitted to it. The bath is available in two sizes 1500(w) x 750/900(d) mm or 1700(w) x 700/850(d) mm in the case of the end of the bath not being fitted close up to a wall a matching end panel is available from the extras list with a fitting kit and water seals included in the package.

The 1700 version complete package is available from us at a discounted price of just £329.95 which is a massive saving of 58% on the recommended price of £780.00 saving you £450.05; we are never beaten on price at UK Bathrooms.

Essential P Curved Shower Bath Pack

South East homes feature the most expensive bathrooms in the UK

As part of our research into Britain’s bathroom desires, our latest study has found that people living in the South East spent more money on their bathrooms than those in the rest of the UK. The study found that the average South East resident spent over £6,000 on their new bathroom compared to those in Wales who spent just under £2,000.

We asked 1,949 men and women homeowners in the UK that had upgraded their bathrooms in the last 12 months how much they had spent on renovating their bathroom. The figures were compiled and the average amount of money spent was broken down by region. The South East came out on top with an average of £6,130, with homeowners north of the border in Scotland coming second with an average of £5,320.

luxury bathroom

Here is a breakdown of the different regions and there average spend:

  • South East (£6,130)
  • Scotland (£5,320)
  • London (£5,101)
  • Yorkshire & Humberside (£4,463)
  • East of England (£4,295)
  • North West (£4,042)
  • West Midlands (£3,840)
  • South West (£3,687)
  • Northern Ireland (£3,191)
  • East Midlands (£2,560)
  • Wales (£1,945)

The participants were then given a list of bathroom products and asked to indicate which bathroom item they spent the most amount of money on, the results were then sorted into regions once again:

  • South East (Jacuzzi)
  • Scotland (Underfloor Heating)
  • London (Shower)
  • Yorkshire & Humberside (Tiles)
  • East of England (Shower)
  • North West (Bathtub)
  • West Midlands (Radiators & Heating)
  • South West (Toilet)
  • Northern Ireland (Basins & Sinks)
  • East Midlands (Bathtub)
  • Wales (Shower)
A jacuzzi was the most expensive bathroom product

A jacuzzi was the most expensive bathroom product

Our director Peter Gregg talked about our latest study saying, “According to our results it seems that those living in the South East are the likeliest to spend the most amount of money on upgrading their bathrooms, whilst also being the area to splash out the most on luxury items such as a Jacuzzi! While £6,000 may seem rather excessive, if you have a beautiful bathroom with all the fittings, just think how much you could save on spa days! Seriously, though, it’s important to have a refuge, which is somewhere to escape from the everyday grind in absolute peach and tranquillity, and for many people that refuge is the bathroom.”

He added, “A lot of the items that areas spend the most amount of money on seem to be relative to the area, such as Scottish participants splashing out on underfloor heating for the colder times up over the border! What we can see from the results of our survey, however, is that a bathroom is personal, with different areas spending more on bathroom items that will provide them with the luxury experience to suit their lifestyle.”

HIB bathroom mirror cabinets

If there was just one thing that you could add to a bathroom which may have just had the essential sanitary ware replaced, we consider that the bathroom cabinet with a mirror would be essential.

The mirrored bathroom cabinet enables you to store all the essential items that are needed every day, such as shaving items, make up, and toiletries. A bathroom should be free from general clutter and the bathroom cabinet is the ideal place to ensure it is tidy. But, it can do more, such as having a mirror on the front for personal grooming. It also can have the function of being illuminated which means that you can see to shave or adjust make up and it also has the dual function of providing subtle lighting for the bathroom.

HIB has one of the largest and most exciting ranges of bathroom cabinets and the lighting that they offer many forms of lighting, down lighters, back lit and LED, the range is all embracing. The HIB Austin LED Illuminated Cabinet is just one from the range of 171 cabinets and mirrors that we display at our web pages. The Austin has modern back lit LED lighting which ensures low electricity consumption, whilst at the same time being very bright. The cabinet features soft closed doors and has good storage capacity being 630mm high, 500mm wide and a good 165 deep. Another advantage that we are offering on the HIB cabinet is free delivery, this on the top of our discounted price, which is 25% less than the recommended retail figure.

HIB Austin LED Illuminated Cabinet

Add a modern touch to your bathroom with the VitrA designer collection

The name of VitrA is well known in the heating and sanitary world, and with good reason, not only is it responsible for being the third largest supplier of ceramic bathroom products, but as you might expect from this company, steeped firmly in the traditions of the Turkish bathing culture, stunning design is second nature to them.

At UK Bathrooms, we have been at the forefront in promoting VitrA products and at our web pages, you can see displayed no fewer than 123 products from the company. Naturally it would be very difficult to feature all the products here, but we would draw your attention to just five of them that are slightly different.

These are stunning countertop basins from the VitrA Designer Collection, ranging from round, oblong, oval, square and rectangular. These products are manufactured form mineral resin, which allows VitrA to fashion these items into classic designer basins that feature a crisp edge, shallow in depth, that do not have tap holes or an overflows, which would break up the smooth appearance.

Designed as countertops, they are ideal for either a wall mounted tap set or a pillar style mixer, deck mounted. Finished in cool pure white, this neutral colour will blend naturally into whatever the decor of the bathroom or ensuite where it is situated. All of these fashionable items are available at unbeatable discounted prices and 0% finance is available.

VitrA designer collection

Bringing 21st century technology to your bathroom – Vado Identity Taps

As if by magic the Vado Identity waterfall taps, controlled cleverly by a unique digital touch screen which allows the change of temperature at the touch of a button! This is truly futuristic technology and with the water falling down the spout, changing in colour provided by LED lights, from blue to purple and from purple to red according to the temperature that has been selected on the touch screen.

Vado Identity Waterfall Basin Tap

You can choose between an open a wall mounted open channel spout or one mounted on a deck to fill the basin or bath and the open channel is a feature that is a wonderful blend of high chrome and LED lighting. The Vado system works well with low pressure plumbing, which it is not unusual to find in UK homes, working perfectly at just 0.5 bar.

Vado Identity Wall Mounted Waterfall Tap

The wall mounted completely digital touch screen which gives the bathroom an ultra-modern look that is sure to add style to any type of bathroom decor. A warm or hot bath is yours at the touch of a button and the temperature is easily gauged by the colour of the water running down the waterfall effect spout. The concealed control unit has the assurance of a 12 year guarantee from the manufacturer, supplied through UK Bathrooms at the lowest discounted prices to be found anywhere.

Luxury bathrooms revealed as top hotel room priority when booking a romantic getaway

As part of our ongoing research into the bathroom habits of Britons, our latest research found that a luxurious bathrooms were the top hotel priority for those who were booking a romantic getaway. Our study found that a luxury bathroom topped the list of most important hotel room features edging out central location and a fancy bed for those booking a romantic vacation.

Clearwater Traditional Brass Bath

Our survey polled 1,721 UK residents who had booked a romantic break within the last year and asked, “Which of the following were key priorities when choosing a hotel for your break?” here are the top five answers given:

  1. A luxurious bathroom (62%)
  2. Central location in chosen destination (53%)
  3. A fancy bed e.g. four poster/waterbed (50%)
  4. Hotel room fetures e.g. Wi-Fi, satellite TV, minibar etc. (34%)
  5. A room with a view (31%)

Respondents who identified a ‘luxurious bathroom’ as their main consideration when booking a romantic getaway were also asked which bathroom features they thought were most important. 41% said the bath was most important, while the shower came in second with 29% of the votes followed by luxury items like bidets and a second sink coming online casino australia in joint third with 14%.

Aquata Cabinet

Our director, Peter Gregg talked about our latest research saying:

“The bathroom is very clearly an important room and one in which we like to relax and unwind, especially while hiding away with our loved one for a romantic break. From a walk in shower to a Jacuzzi bath, a luxury bathroom can make a difference to your stay abroad. What could be better than putting your feet up and soaking in a bath, after a day out shopping, exploring or sunbathing at the beach?”

Adding, “A luxurious bathroom really brings home the escape and extravagance of the accommodation, which is what so many of us are looking for. Even William and Kate’s honeymoon suite in the Seychelles featured the affluent ‘Bette One’ bath! This kind of bathroom luxury doesn’t have to be limited to hotels, though, and we expect to see top tier items featured in more and more home designs moving forward.”

William and Kate’s honeymoon suite

William and Kate’s honeymoon suite

BC Sanitan has rebranded to Silverdale

BC Sanitan products have always been renowned for producing some of the best quality hand crafted bathroom accessories all in the heart of the English Potteries and they still do today, but under their new name of Silverdale. We are happy to confirm that Silverdale products are still hand crafted to the highest specifications and offer the very best in traditional design at a great price.

The Silverdale collection include a range of baths, complete suites, as well as high quality solid brassware with a choice of finishes in either gold effect or high chrome. With their freestanding baths, you get the best of both worlds – the strength of stone and easy cleaning properties of acrylic by using a clever combination of acrylic and stone to produce a tough, scratch resistant, and high gloss finish.

For example the very traditional Silverdale Victorian White Basin offers generous proportions (635x485mm) and stands on a classic fluted pedestal with either two or three tap holes. We also offer a range of taps and the very smooth fish of Silverdale products ensures easy cleaning. We offer a choice of four Victorian basins and the basin can have the Victorian Silver logo on the basin if you wish.

Silverdale Victorian White Basin

Another very traditional retro style Silverdale is the Silverdale Empire Traditional Low Level Toilet Suite which is a perfect match for the Victorian Basin in an en-suite or shower room. Supplied by us complete with pan, cistern and seat which can be supplied in 5 finishes, dark oak, light oak, pine, mahogany or black.

Silverdale Empire Traditional Low Level Toilet Suite

The full list of Silverdale products can be seen on our website, all at unbelievable prices.

Jack Laugher wins two gold’s and a silver for England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

We’ve been following the Commonwealth Games closely since it began two weeks ago and one young man in particular, Jack Laugher. It’s no secret that ukBathrooms sponsors the Ripon based diver and are all immensely proud of what he has achieved in a short amount of time.

This year alone, Jack has won six medals during the FINA/NVC Diving World Series including four bronze and two silver, and went one step further by winning two gold medals and one silver medal during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Jack picked up his first gold in Wednesday’s men’s 1m springboard final scoring an impressive 449.90 to edge out the Australian pair of Matthew Mitcham and Grant Nel who scored 404.85 and 403.40 respectively.

Jack Laugher

Jack continued his great run of form by narrowly missing out on another gold medal in the Men’s 3m Springboard, losing to Malaysian diver Ooi Tze Liang, but regained his composure to win the Men’s Synchronised 3m Springboard with his good friend and fellow British diver Chris Mears by an impressive 28 points.

Jack said after the event, “These Games have been an absolute dream for me,

“I was hoping, if I could get lucky, to come away with three medals. To come away with two gold’s and a silver is fantastic.”

Jack’s father, David Laugher gave ukBathrooms an exclusive insight into the Commonwealth Games, he said, “The Commonwealth Games was a great opportunity for Jack to show just how good he was after a less than successful Olympic Games in 2012 and he managed to put all that experience into producing a World-class performance. Although the coverage on the BBC was marvelous it could not compete with actually being there and enjoying the wonderful atmosphere with the shouting screaming and banner waving everytime Jack took to the diving board!.

“Jack really only had one bad dive out of 30 and although that cost him a gold medal, returning home with two Gold medals for indivdual 1M and syncro 3M with partner Chris Mears plus a further silver for individual 3M he  couldn’t be happier. There was no doubt at all that the syncro competition was his favorite and having already stated thet they were going to ‘Rip it up!’ this is just what they did, I have never seen him so happy after a competition win.

“Jack and Chris also made a brief appearance with Clare Balding on ‘Tonight at the Games’ on Saturday night after rushing aross from the last event in Edinburgh (This is where the diving pool is located) Their infectious and informal style is now being referred to tongue in cheek as a  ‘Bromance’ or as ‘The Likely Lads’ by sports reporter Bob Ballard. This was evident in the closing ceremony when the BBC cameras picture Superstar Tom Daley videoing the event only to have Jack and Chris pop up in front of the lens and video-bomb the shot!”

Jack will be competing at the LEN European Swimming Championships 2014 in Berlin in August before taking a well earned holiday in Morocco.

Free shower tray offer extended through August!

Yorkshire Deals

After the success of our free shower tray offer to celebrate le Tour de France coming to Yorkshire, we’ve decided to extend the offer throughout August to celebrate Yorkshire Day.

Yorkshire Day is celebrated on the 1st of August each year, but we love our county so much that we’ve decided to celebrate Yorkshire for the whole month, and providing you with some of the best deals for your new bathroom.

Merlyn Series 8 Single Door Offset Quadrant Shower Enclosure

Customers who purchase selected Merlyn Series 8 shower doors and enclosures will receive a free April Shower Tray, and what’s not to like about getting something for free! April Products produce a wide range of high quality bathroom accessories right here in Yorkshire, and their shower trays come complete with waste pipes and a lifetime guarantee for peace of mind.

This extended offer will end at midnight on the 31st of August, so make sure that you purchase your shower enclosures or doors before then to qualify for your free gift.

Merlyn Series 8 Infold Shower Door

Merlyn has a wide range of shower enclosures and doors to choose from including quadrant shower enclosures great for those with less space and sliding shower doors, perfect for making a statement in the bathroom.

So, join us in celebrating the wonderful county of Yorkshire and get a great deal at the same time.

The St. James Collection

The retro styled Victorian and Edwardian bathrooms are very much in demand today as more people appreciate the simple, elegant lines and crisp white finish that makes this classical styling appealing.

We are pleased to present the very latest St James range of high quality products that include both the ceramic products, as well as a full range of Victorian styled bathroom taps and mixers, bathroom showers and traditional bathroom accessories.

Buying these vintage style products does not mean that you will have to put up with outdated technology, far from it. The St James technology is pure 21st century and although the taps, mixers and showering products look absolutely genuine Victorian items right down to the porcelain handles, they are in fact crafted from solid brass and individually polished by hand, to give a totally flawless appeal and shine.

Take the St James Traditional Deck Mounted Bath Shower Mixer Tap as an example. Looking at this you can imagine being in a swish Mayfair hotel at the beginning of the 20th century, the fine detail of the handle of the mixer and taps hides the modern disc technology, no more washers and dripping taps today.

St James Traditional Deck Mounted Bath Shower Mixer Tap

Again the Hampton High Level Toilet Suit is pure elegance but now includes water saving dual flush cistern. Similarly the Hampton Low level suite also has dual flush and will bring that sense of luxury to a bathroom or cloakroom.

Showering is not something that is totally new, our predecessors also enjoyed the luxury of an overhead shower. By combing the St James Manual Shower Valve with the 15mm Shower Arm and Head, a luxury style early twentieth century shower will have been created. The shower valve will deliver smoothly every time the correct pressure and water temperature and is suitable for all systems.

The St James Collection manufactured by the established British company Marflow Engineering Ltd.

St James Collection