Shower Screens Archive

How to choose the perfect bespoke shower

 

Here in the United Kingdom we frequently have quite characterful properties with a history to them, and rather than a completely new blank space you will often have the odd low ceiling to contend with, (loft conversions) or an uneven wall to account for when renovating a bathroom space something like a giant game of Tetris!

Matki bespoke

These odd shapes and uneven spaces can be worked with rather than presenting a hindrance, through opting for a bespoke Shower design. A bespoke shower enclosure offers you a solution tailored to your needs. Of course a bespoke shower options are not just for bathroom renovation projects, you might be planning a new build where you need a shower door where off the shelf solutions won’t work, for example a steam room or frosted shower doors. Most of the manufacturers we work with offer solutions that adjust the height and width, and some can even create various special sections to suit a certain shaped area for example an angled cut to suit a celling. This is actually a much smoother process than you would think, in most cases we can work with you and the manufacturer to agree on a no-obligation design in advance.

A step up from this, Matki actually have a specially dedicated Bespoke team who will work with you on your project. They offer a “Measure & Fit” service where their engineers conduct a site visit, coming out to your property and measuring up with professional precision, and once the enclosure is manufactured they visit again to fit the goods. This ensures the perfect fit!

Matki Bespoke

In terms of shape and cut, some of the solutions Matki offer are:

Ultra-Bespoke-Matki-004Dwarf Walls

These can be used to create really interesting areas, for example to create a spa like wet room or steam room. Tiled seating sections or a shower chaise lounge can be created, with a dwarf height inline panels that meet a full height door.

matki_eauzone_attic_space-004

Angled Cuts

Angled cuts offer the perfect solution for a bathroom loft conversion or slanted roof. Cutting across the glass at an angle creates a made to measure pentagon screen.

 

Other options with bespoke design include specification of colour finish and material, even shower door handle style and personalised glass etching. This is where things get really interesting, and you can create something truly unique to your home and your taste.

Their standard finish is a polished silver, but Matki now offer various bespoke finishes to frames, hinges and handles including: Brushed or Polished Gold, Brushed or Polished Nickel. The Matki One range has the following colour options: Architectural Bronze, Silver, Black Anodised, White Coated.

Matki Bespoke Hinges

Matki One Bronze

Metal disc handle details can be added in: Chrome as standard but also Copper, Brass, Green, Red, Blue, Black or White. We particularly like the polished nickel for a more traditional look, or the architectural bronze for a contemporary edge. In addition to colour customisation, the handle design can also be specified from a range of options.

Matki Handles

The handle choice can really change the entire look of the enclosure, for example choosing the traditional handle design and a soft polished nickel finish would compliment Matki’s Swalding classical brassware beautifully as demonstrated in the inspirational image below in a traditional room setting with plush furniture and complimentary neo-baroque framed mirror.

EauZone Plus Nickel

As of 2016, new to the EauZone Plus range is Matki’s soft brushed gold finish, which we think works beautifully:

Matki EauZone Plus Gold

Which colour combinations would you go for? Let us know in the comments below. If you would like a quote on any of these options please do get in touch with us! Email sales@ukbathrooms.com.

Choose Simpsons for a better showering experience

Simpsons are a member of the Crosswater Group and they have been manufacturing a wide range of shower enclosure as well as classic bath screens. For over 20 years and in that time they have built up a reputation for unprecedented quality.

An over bath shower are an ideal way to include a shower to a bathroom, where it may not be possible to include a shower enclosure and to make the experience of showering better, a screen rather than a simple curtain and the Simpsons Design Semi Frameless Triple Bath Screen is a perfect example of having a bath screen that compliments a modern bathroom. The screen is manufactured using toughened 6mm glass, which has been coated with Clearshield which will ensure that it always remains pristine in appearance. We offer a choice of either a space-saving foldaway design to a hinged triple bath screen all at our unbeatable prices.

Simpsons Design Semi Frameless Triple Bath Screen

If your bathroom or en-suite has an alcove, a perfect way to include a purpose built shower is to use the Simpsons Classic Hinged Shower Door & Inline Shower Panel, this is guaranteed to not only give the shower a stunning appearance, but also a very modern look as well. The hinged door as well as the panel itself has a silver finish and the panel has a tough 8mm glass that ensures safety and stability. For peace of mind Simpson offers a lifetime guarantee, which will ensure that this as well as the quality of design makes the shower door and panel a long lasting investment for your bathroom.

Simpsons Classic Hinged Shower Door & Inline Shower Panel

Perfect for a wet room or walk in shower, the Simpsons 10mm Single Fixed Shower Panel is constructed with 10mm safety glass and the panel will give you a perfect and simple way to create a walk in shower space. At two metres high with the option of no less than ten widths ranging from 300mm to 1200mm there will be a panel which is just right for your project. This pure sheet of glass has been successfully installed in a variety of differently sized bathrooms and it is fitted to the wall with strong yet discrete chrome fixings It can be used with a variety of shower trays or you can fit this directly to flooring tiles.

Simpsons 10mm Single Fixed Shower Panel

Bathroom Interior Design Trends for 2014

Luxury is top of the bill for 2014 bathroom interior design trends. Many people are looking for comfort with a touch of luxury when it comes to remodelling their bathrooms. Many of the big design ideas we are seeing, take a nod towards home-spa styles as people look to recreate relaxing and luxury vibes they experience when at a spa. From soft bathroom designs to convenient walk in showers and wetrooms here at UK Bathrooms we can help you with all your bathroom design needs.

Soft Curves and Organic Shapes

Curves are big in 2014, soft and sleek designs from wash bowls to tubs through to accessories. The organic flow of the curves make for a soft and luxurious feel to your bathroom. Bathroom designs have in the past felt boxy, square and uniform however Soft Curves and Organic Shapes from 2014 see us moving away from that. Curved designs add a new dimension to a bathroom, and you can move away from sharp corners, great if you want a practical family bathroom.

Bauhaus Bowls

Check out the newest designs on UK Bathrooms, from Bauhaus, Clearwater and Villeroy and Boch if you’re looking for some Soft Curves and Organic Shapes for your bathroom. (Designs from Clear Water Baths, Bauhaus Sinks and Villeroy & Boch Bathrooms)

Soft Curves and Organic Shapes

Luxury Tiles

Tiles can be a wonderful focal point to a bathroom, whether a patterned tile floor, a feature tiles wall or large tiles to make a statement. For design tips in 2014 there are a couple of design trends to look out for. Large tiles and over-scaled décor are a must, making even the smallest bathrooms seem bigger. Natural looking tiles are also a must, soft natural shades from luxury marble to soft slate. While all white bathrooms are clean and a timeless look, adding some natural colour shades can add a new dimension to your bathroom.

Whether you’re looking to add a statement tile feature to your bathroom or completely covering floor to ceiling, UK Bathrooms have a great selection of tile. Keeping up with the popular trends of 2014, with designs from Villeroy and Boch and Nobel. (Luxury  tiles from Villeroy and Boch and Nobel)

Bathroom tiles

The Wetroom

Perhaps the humble bath has had its day, or people are looking for more simplicity and ease from showering, but one of the most popular trends we will be seeing from 2014 is the wetroom. Whether they are frameless showers which give an illusion of and airy open space or curbless showers which offer a continuous, seamless look, 2014 is the year of the luxury shower. Wetrooms are much easy to fit into homes now, as technology has advanced, plus it’s also a lot more affordable to get that at home luxury spa/hotel feel.

You can find everything you need here at UK Bathrooms to design your perfect wetroom, bathroom. We have Aqua4ma and Impey packs to get you started, as well as some wonderful frameless showers from Kudos and Matki. And we also have a wide range of shower trays to suit any bathroom from leading suppliers such as Simpsons and Kaldewei. (Create your perfect wetroom from Matki, Kudos, Simpsons and Kaldewei )

Wetrooms

Seamless Storage

Anti-clutter for 2014 as storage becomes key in bathroom design allowing you to store all your items easily away and out of sight, without causing clutter. Clever storage ideas from under-sink cupboards to floor to ceiling bathroom cabinets and floating shelving. There are a number of wonderful options available. Many of the furniture and vanity designs are made as flexible as possible, allowing you to easily fit these great storage options into your bathroom, no matter what the size.

You can find a range of modern and contemporary vanity units, wall hung and freestanding furniture and fitted bathroom cabinets and countertops on UK Bathrooms. Providing you with your storage needs. (Storage from Roca, Nobel and Roper Rhodes )

Bathroom storage

Showerlux Swing Moderna Shower Screen

If you are not able to accommodate a full shower enclosure to your bathroom and have decided fit one of the many modern over bath showers, why not complete this with a classic shower screen? This will not only enhance your bathroom, but will efficiently prevent water from spilling onto the bathroom floor and they are also easy to keep clean.

We offer screens from nine top manufacturers and the Showerlux Swing Moderna is one example. The Moderna has a 180 degree opening with polished edge glass on all models to make cleaning easier. Manufactured from 6 mm tempered glass and featuring Glass Shield easy clean glass protection included as standard. The shower screen has a comprehensive guarantee, and is manufactured from the highest specification materials, and with several unique features, offers unrivalled quality and durability. Why not take the time to browse the rest of our site, we stock a huge range of baths and shower kits featuring the latest thermostatic technology to help you design the perfect bathroom.

Showerlux Designa Shower Screen

One of the drawbacks of an overbath shower is the problem of keeping the shower water confined to the bath and not the rest of the bathroom. Over time this has been achieved by fitting a shower curtain, but this has its own problems with condensation and mould growth being difficult to contain.

Fitting a modern shower screen to the bath solves all of these problems and also adds to the sleek look of your bathroom. The Showerlux Designa shower screen has the advantage of being wide and so contains water even when the kids are splashing water around the way they do in the swimming pool. The panel is of two panel design; 180 degree opening to make cleaning easy, has “Glass Shield” easy clean glass protection included as standard and is constructed with 8mm toughened safety glass on the fixed panel, 6mm on the screen. With a comprehensive guarantee along with a first class after sales service you have total peace of mind and a dry bathroom as well.

JT View Deflector Panels

Turning your bathroom or even a section of it into a wet room is a real possibility by using JT shower trays and glass deflectors. Just Trays is one of Europe’s leading shower tray manufacturers and is the largest manufacturer of Acrylic capped stone resin shower trays and with a huge range for you to choose from, your wetroom can soon become a reality.

JT manufacture a stunning range of deflectors and are suitable for fitting to either a square or a rectangular JT shower tray. You can choose from a range of sizes 760mm, 800mm, 900mm, 1000mm, 1200mm and 2000mm. The larger sizes include a bracing kit for the 1000, 1200mm and 2000mm screens. JT View Deflector Panels perfectly compliment some of Europe’s leading shower enclosures to deliver something truly beautiful for every installation.

Simpsons Classic Mode Frameless Inline Shower Door

By the clever use of a recess in your bathroom or en-suite, it is possible to have a top of the range shower unit without the expense of stretching to a full shower enclosure. The Simpson classic frameless shower door will provide a shower unit which will do justice to your beautiful home, in keeping with all your best bathroom products.

Simpsons is well known in UK for manufacturing high quality bathroom products and this stunning modern frameless shower door is no exception. Available in three sizes, 1000mm with 700mm door, 1100mm with 800mm door, or 1200mm with 900mm door all manufactured using 8mm safety glass, with silver finish fittings. The door carries a lifetime guarantee and is power shower proof. A choice of shower units and trays suitable for your recessed enclosure is available at the comprehensive pages of our website.

Roman Collage Extended Curved Bathscreen

The complete alternative to the shower curtain, first choice for the discerning is a fixed shower screen for your Overbath shower. A fitted screen has many advantages over a curtain, which although it is a cheap method to have the benefit of an Overbath shower if you do not have the room or facilities to have a shower cubicle fitted in your bathroom. However, curtains do have a number of drawbacks and fitting a designer shower screen has to be the best way if you have an Overbath shower system.

The elegant Roman Collage Extended Curved Bathscreen is available in a number of options and rotates through 180° for access and convenience. With a height of 1500mm above the bath, in silver or white frame, 5mm thick glass, reversible for left or right hand fitting and suitable for all standard bath mixers or for an electric shower installation.

Ideal Standard Alto Shower Bath

The perfect solution to adding a shower to your bathroom, especially if you are planning to replace your current bath or bathroom suite is by fitting a shower bath. These are designed to give that extra room at the shower end and allow for easy movement. One of the most popular is the Ideal standard bathroom range and in particular the Alto shower bath, which has a wide sweeping line and a specially designed bath screen, it is a perfect combination of a generous bathing bath and practical showering zone.

Idealform baths are designed and made to the highest standards. Idealform baths are moulded from a high quality acrylic sheet which is warm to the touch and provides exceptional insulation ensuring the water retains its heat for a longer more relaxing bath. The Ideal Standard Alto Shower Bath is delivered without tap holes to allow you, the customer, freedom of choice with location and style of bath taps and is either left or right handed to suit the room where it is being fitted.