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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

The invigorating power shower

We believe that a power shower is a great assert for any home, we illustrate a number of these ultra-modern showers which have their own dedicated pump, so your power shower will dispense high pressured water with every use. Often a conventional shower can be a poor experience if the water pressure in your home is low and this may be particularly so if the shower is used at a high water temperature.

We display at our web pages a number of power showers and many come with different shower head attachments, varying flow rates and other individual features. Check through the web pages under power showers and we feel sure that you will find one that will fit your particular budget and requirements. We will be happy to discuss with you any queries that you may have about a particular power shower.

One of the very popular ones, with both the public and professional bathroom fitters, is the Bristan Hydropower 1500. This shower is an ideal choice for creating a high-pressure shower experience. With a very efficient thermostat, the Bristan 1500 will always ensure that the water is at the right temperature for you. Complete with a 3-mode handset, in addition to an Eco button

So if you are looking for a new showering experience, take a look at the Bristan 1500 and by choosing this user friendly shower, your new showering experience is just a touch of a button away.

Bristan Hydropower 1500 Power Shower

Bathroom makeover tips

With house prices being fairly dormant and many reports showing a decrease in the asking and subsequent selling price, now is perhaps the time to stay put and to undertake some renovations. Estate agents confirm that the bathroom and to some extent the kitchen, is one of the biggest selling points in many houses, so a makeover in the bathroom will pay dividends when house prices stabilise and you do decide upon a move.

Modernising your shower or installing one is sure to be a big selling point; the trend away from baths is fast growing and more people than ever prefer to start the day with a refreshing shower. The Rainshower are very much in vogue now and fitting a Grohe Jumbo Rainshower can be a winner. This is no shrinking violet, but a 400mm head with no less than 252 nozzles to provide a true rainstorm effect; it also has an inbuilt anti-limescale system ensuring a clean sparkling head. The head will work for as little as 0.5 bar, but 3 bar is the optimum. Fitting a booster pump will increase the pressure at the head and we will be happy to discuss this option.

A double basin has that luxury hotel look about it, very contemporary and when built into a vanity unit you not only have the look, but you have plenty of space in the cupboards as well. These improvements will not cost a fortune, particularly when you check out our unbeatable prices.

Grohe Rainshower Cosmopolitan 400mm Jumbo Shower Head

Freestanding baths and rainfall showers voted ultimate bathroom features

Through our research over the past few months we have found that men and women have different ideas when it comes to bathroom design, the South East has the most expensive bathrooms and found what people think the bathroom of the future should include. In our latest research we asked 1,718 UK residents who owned their own home for their ultimate wishlist of features for a luxurious bathroom.

The research found that the majority of people thought that rainfall showers and freestanding baths optimised the look and feel of a luxury bathroom, while many also wanted the simplicity and comfort of having underfloor heating installed. We asked our participants, “What features are on your ultimate wishlist to create a luxury bathroom?” and here are the most popular answers:

  1. Rainfall Shower (63%)
  2. Standalone Bath (51%)
  3. Underfloor Heating (37%)
  4. His & Hers Sinks (31%)
  5. Multimedia Systems (29%)

Hansgrohe Raindance Rainfall 150 Stream Shower Head

Participants were then asked if their current bathrooms had any of the features that made the top 5 wishlist. Only 23% of those polled said that their bathroom had one of the features, leaving the remaining 87% to dream about owning them.

All of our respondents were then asked if they would pay more for a property that had a luxurious bathroom, to which over two thirds (68%) said yes they would. Those who said they would pay more said that they would be willing to spend up to an additional £7,500 on a property with a luxurious bathroom.

Clearwater Battello Natural Stone Traditional Bath

Our director Peter Gregg said, “We all dream of luxury, especially when it comes to a bathroom, and our research reveals what the fantasy bathroom consists of for Britons and how much more they would be prepared to pay for a house already featuring one. The little things can really make a difference in your bathroom, whilst making it the ultimate relaxation room.”

He also added, “An outdated bathroom can be extremely off-putting so it is definitely worth investing a bit of money in updating your bathroom – why not throw in some luxury items while you’re there? With clever design, some features can be easier and more cost-effective to include than you might expect.”

Crosswater Digital Solo Single Shower Controller

Every day we see more products that are entering into the digital age that can be used in our bathrooms and the very latest which we have added to our portfolio is an exciting Crosswater product for use in the shower. We have a number of new Crosswater items at our web pages which are very much 21st century and we have to say that we are all very impressed with this new shower controller.

Crosswater Digital Solo Single Shower Controller

The Solo pack illustrated is a simple single control which adjusts a single interface and processor unit. The control indicates a different colour for the temperature of the water, cold is blue and as the control is turned it changes through various shades until the maximum is obtained, naturally this is red. The unit has an inbuilt memory and with retain your preferred settings up to a maximum of three.

Crosswater Digital Solo Single Shower Controller 2

 We offer three options for the Crosswater Digital Solo Single Shower Controller and these are the single hand operated controller, the same hand operated controller but with a pump and a remote control so that the shower can be operated outside of the shower cabinet. At our web page a video is available to demonstrate the ease by which the Solo is operated and if you combine this with one of the Crosswater shower heads with LED lighting, the result can be pretty spectacular.

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

Creating a modern en suite

En suites provide a private area to wash and groom away from the main bathroom and are great for busy families and lifestyles. In this article we’ll show you some of our favourite products for creating the perfect modern en suite, that won’t break the bank.

Shower Enclosure

Simpsons Design View Inward Opening Quadrant Shower
The Simpsons Design View Shower Enclosure is sleek and stylish, and built to last. It’s clean lines and durable 8mm toughened glass make it ideal for an en suite, and it also features a reversible door making installation and positioning easy.

Measuring 1400mm x 900mm and 1950mm high, the Simpsons Design View Shower Enclosure makes a perfect focal point for any modern en suite. It also features a lifetime guarantee for peace of mind and is finished with a silver frame.

Simpsons Design View Inward Opening Quadrant Shower

Shower

Crosswater Solo Fixed Shower Head 200mm

To finish off your shower design, you can’t go far wrong with the Crosswater Solo Fixed Shower Head.

Elegance by Crosswater: a mix of traditional design and contemporary styling making the most of your new bathroom. Wall or ceiling mounted, this elegant shower head provides the best showering experience thanks to its integrated air-fusion system.

This quality shower head is engineered and manufactured to exacting standards, and comes complete with a 15 year manufacturer guarantee.

Crosswater Solo Fixed Shower Head 200mm

Basin

Ideal Standard Concept Cube 40cm Handrinse Basin
The Ideal Standard Concept Cube Basin is perfect for any en suite and can be fitted with an optional full or semi-pedestal and has a choice of 1 or 2 tap holes. Available in gloss white, this basin was designed by award winning designer Robin Levien and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Offering outstanding value for money, the Ideal Standard Concept Cube Basin is perfect for small bathrooms and en suites alike.

Ideal Standard Concept Cube 40cm Handrinse Basin

Basin Tap

Phoenix CA Series Basin Mixer Tap

Another great statement piece, the Phoenix CA Series Basin Mixer Tap is the pinnacle of style and design. Ideal for both high and low pressure systems, this mixer taps unique design and waterfall effect adds to the visual appeal of your en suite.

This tap is also eco-friendly and comes equipped with an Enviro-Click cartridge, which can save you up to 50% of your water. It is also backed by a 10 year manufacturer’s guarantee for peace of mind.

Phoenix CA Series Basin Mixer Tap

Toilet

Ideal Standard Concept Cube Close Coupled WC Suite

To match in with the basin design, we have chosen the Ideal Standard Concept Cube toilet. Its compact design makes it a great addition to any en suite and comes complete with everything needed to install it straight away.

Designed by the legendary Robin Levien, this stylish toilet has a soft close seat and push button flush to save you water. This toilet features a lifetime guarantee on the pottery so you can be sure of many years of service.

Ideal Standard Concept Cube Close Coupled WC Suite

Bathroom Cabinet

Noble Primo Aluminium Illuminated Mirror Cabinet

The Noble Primo Aluminium Illuminated Mirror Cabinet is lightweight and easy to install. It features a low voltage overhead light for better visibility and an inner shaving socket. It’s compact, yet stylish design is great for small bathrooms and en suites, and is perfectly suited for other Noble Furniture products such as wall units, vanity’s and freestanding units.

Noble Primo Aluminium Illuminated Mirror Cabinet

All year round showering

Using electric showers in thye summer months makes complete sense as often the heating systems are turned off completely and it is possible to have a hot, or warm shower without difficulty. However having an electric shower makes complete sense whenever it is used and the installation of them is simple, a cold water feed and an electric supply.

UK Bathrooms has a full range of electric showers from which you can choose and the Mira range has some excellent choices. A top selling range in Mira is the Vie model and here you have a choice of power outputs to suit your personal requirements. These include including 8.5 kW, 9.5 kW and 10.8 kW. And there is an ECO setting ideal for summer use. In addition the Mira Vie electric shower system comes with a built-in select and forget control panel. This panel allows you to create shower settings, such as temperature settings, that can be reused each time with just a push of a button. The finishes include chrome, white and satin.

Mira Vie Electric Shower

Grohe Euphoria shower system

The manufacturing company Grohe is the undisputed largest European maker of sanitary fittings and this German company is a leader in technology concerning showers and shower fittings. Displayed at UK Bathrooms web pages you will find around 220 products, not all showers of course, but a variety of items to enhance the modern bathroom.

The Grohe Euphoria Shower System Grohtherm 1000 Cosmopolitan is one example and it incorporates a number of features such as a hand held as well as a fixed showers heads, thermostatic shower valve, as well as the unique DreamSpray technology, which distributes the same amount of water to each and every nozzle, this lets you choose a normal spray or a champagne spray, simple spray, rain style spray, exhilarating jet spray or massage spray.

Finished in high chrome the Grohe Euphoria shower system looks great in a modern or contemporary bathroom, it incorporates an anti-limescale system to make it last longer and be easier to clean. This shower system can be installed to an existing bathroom to update it, or it can be fitted to a new bathroom or en-suite.

Stunning bathroom furniture

Transforming your bathroom is relatively easy and can be made to look elegant, serviceable as well as luxurious by adding the right furniture such as illuminated cabinets and freestanding furniture.

Looking through the Roper Rhodes pages on our website you will find a wide range of items including 60 types of toilet seat alone! Adding bathroom cabinets will not only enhance the beauty of the bathroom but add storage, something often overlooked when considering replacing or renovating your bathroom. Cube stainless steel, Folio traditional wood and Images high gloss add elegance to your bathroom, on suite or cloakroom, the range from Roper Rhodes will fit most needs.

If you are looking to add some freestanding units to the bathroom or en-suite then at Roper Rhodes you will find has a selection of items covering mirrors, soap dispensers, toilet brush holders, shelf units and towel rails.

Where to begin at the illuminated and mirrored bathroom cabinets will depend on your personal choice in styling and bathroom size, but amongst the Ascension range you will see 17 elegant illuminated and non illuminated variations.  The Equinox Single Door Cabinet offers a choice in the single door range and is available with or without 28 LED lights and shaver socket electrics, just one of the top rated products from Roper Rhodes.