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Made 2 measure bespoke service by Aqata

Handcrafted in the UK, the designers at Aqata strive for distinction in their products, which is evident in their extensive range of designs and the ‘Made 2 Measure’ bespoke service.

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What is the made 2 measure service?

Are you looking for a customised shower screen? Need to fit a shower enclosure under a beam in a tricky loft conversion?

Not only do Aqata produce highly-engineered luxury shower screens and enclosures, but they also provide the service for customers to redefine their bathroom with Aqata’s wide range of shapes and styles. Aqata understands that everyone is unique, for this reason, it’s great if your living space can be reflected in your personal preference and taste. The renowned Made 2 Measure service offers showering spaces as unique and individual as you are. The Made 2 Measure service can transform a difficult space into a stylish place by combining angles, rakes and notches into the glass, at the same time providing non-standard sized doors and panels.

Aqata bespoke glass etching

Created in the finest materials to make sure that all Aqata products are built to last, Aqata’s in-house etching service provides a wide range of beautiful etched glass designs. Furthermore, you can even add your own logos our branding on the glass if you required.

For example, add period feature charm with traditional style etched design to your enclosure.

traditional style etched shower enclosure

Instead of traditional style, if you prefer modern design, look at Aqata Contemporary Bespoke Glass Etching.

Aqata contemporary glass etching

Design Solutions

The Aqata design solutions offer the opportunity for you to create the look that fits your personality. Aqata is able to bespeak the colour of your glass with their coloured glass and coloured frame options.

Coloured shower enclosure glass finishes include:

Clear glass as standard

Clear plus

Tinted green glass

Tined bronze glass

Tinted grey glass

coloured glass

Design solutions can also offer you a frameless appearance, it can be constructed with a bracket-only fitting option.

coloured frame

Aqata showers are hand-built by their skilled craftsmen. In order to achieve the best details of Aqata shower screens and enclosures, handcraft is the ultimate way.

 

Speak to our bathroom experts to discuss your requirements.

Call us on 01765 694 720, or drop us an email with your requirements to get a quote today!

Understand water pressure: Find the perfect taps and showers for your bathroom

Not every single tap and shower will suit your bathroom, therefore,  it is advisable to check the water pressure your home has first to identify the suitable taps and showers. In this simple guide, we will go through the common water system that the majority of British households will have in their home.

What is water pressure?

Water pressure is measured in bars and we use water pressure to define the flow strength of water through a pipe.  Different taps or showers will require various water ratings, consequently, this is the reason why we need to understand the water pressure of the house before buying the tap or shower.

Types of Water System

Gravity System

What is water pressure? Water pressure is measured in bars and we use water pressure to define the flow strength of water through a pipe. Different taps or showers will require various water ratings, this is the reason why we need to understand the water pressure of the house before buying the tap or shower. Types of Water System Gravity System

  1. You can normally find the gravity system in an older house.
  2. You can find a cold water tank in the loft and a hot water cylinder.
  3. The gravity system is typically considered as low pressure.
  4. You should be looking at taps and showers operating with minimum 0.2 bar

Pump Assisted: Fit a pump on top of the gravity system

Pump Assisted

Alternately, you can add a pump to boost the flow rate. Then, you will be able to fit any taps or shower you like.

Combination (combi) boiler

Combination (combi) boiler

  1. The boiler is normally installed in the kitchen, it heats water on demand.
  2. Generally, on the front, a reading is available to show you the water pressure.
  3. The combination boiler is considered as medium-high pressure.

Unvented system

Unvented system

  1. The unvented system is commonly referred by the brand “megaflo”. It is often fitted in newer or refurbished properties
  2. The hot water cylinder can be located anywhere, but normally can be found in airing cupboards or garages.
  3. The invented system is considered as high pressure, you can generally choose whichever fitting you like.

If you are still not too sure what water pressure you have, the best way is always to get your plumber to provide you with the accurate figure.

When you are looking taps or showers on UK Bathrooms website, the specifications section will show you the required pressure to operate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £500

UK Bathrooms has launched another fantastic money saving offer! On top of the amazing prices we can offer and the extra tiered discount, you will now receive free delivery on orders over £500!

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More than 60 leading bathroom brands available

UKB brands

Bathroom products are a very important investment. At UK Bathrooms, we only supply premium branded bathrooms which are crafted with quality materials and innovative design. This means they will have greater longevity than unbranded products.

Geberit

Styles

V&B

Contemporary or traditional? We have all the styles that you are looking for. Creating a modern, innovative bathroom? Look at Hansgrohe showering, Geberit toilets, Villeroy and Boch baths or Keuco furniture.

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Looking for a traditional inspired bathroom? Burlington Bathrooms, Imperial Bathrooms or Bayswater are great choices.

How long will the delivery take?

Each Individual item will have an estimated dispatch time. The time is different depending on whether it is a stock item for us or supplied exclusively through our distributors. If you order multiple items, we try to send them in one consignment so you don’t have to wait for the delivery more than once. However, if you are in a hurry for a certain item, please give us a call 01765 694 720 and we will try to do our best the help you, additional deliveries will carry delivery charges.

 

Term and conditions:

  1. Free delivery is eligible to Mainland England, Wales and Southern Scotland only.
  2. The offer ends on 30th September 2018.
  3. UK Bathrooms reserves the right to withdraw the offer or amend the terms and conditions at any time.

 

 

UK Bathrooms new premises in progress

UK Bathrooms new premises is in progress!

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We are excited to announce that the construction of our new premises is in progress! Business growth has prompted UK Bathrooms relocation to accommodate more employees and larger warehouse capacity. The two-storey building will house most of our staff, offices, warehouse and largely extended showroom space.

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Construction of our new office at Ripon in North Yorkshire is making rapid progress, enforcement of the foundation and supporting structures have been completed.

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Here our Director Graeme is showing us the design concept and where the inspiration came from. An open, light space will be an important concept that we are looking at for our office spaces.

Recharging our workplace batteries!!!

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A recharge area will be happening here! We just can’t wait to see what this powerful space will look like.

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The plasters of the downstairs interior wall are ready.

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We are planning to install wall-hung toilets in our washrooms. The innovative and reliable Geberit WC Frames with cisterns are all set! The washroom facilities will be a contemporary style. More details will be revealed soon, as we are UK Bathrooms, we care A LOT about our washroom space.

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The new boardroom will be spacious and bright and allows lots of natural sunlight into the room.

Construction has taken place quickly, thus, the building will be coming to life soon. Stay tuned to UK Bathrooms blog and Facebook or Instagram, so that you can stay up to date with all the latest construction progress into an exciting phase for the growth of our company!

Great alternative to tiles: Showerwall Shower Panels

Showerwall is an innovative wall panelling system that is simple to fit in your bathroom. It is constructed with a moisture resistant MDF core and covered in a high-pressure decorative laminate, in order to provide a tough watertight finish and stain resistant. Showerwall shower panels are grout- free surfaces, therefore, they are also far more hygienic as there are no nooks and crannies for mould, dirt or germs to develop.

Panel type

You can choose the panels that come with the standard edge or the advanced proclick technology

proclick technology

 

For the purpose of seamlessness, Proclick technology is a mechanical locking system that delivers almost invisible joints.

Showerwall Bathroom Wall Panel installation

Installation is easy. The click design allows panels to be located quickly and easily into place, eliminating the use of joining trims.  Here is a short clip to demonstrate how showerwall works.

Design and styles

Showerwall shower panels offer a wide range of colours, finishes and size specifications to suit every bathroom. You can shop up to 14 different designs of showerwall shower panels at UK Bathrooms.

Marble Collection

Showerwall FInish

Quarry Collection

Showerwall FInish

Acrylic Collection

Showerwall FInish

 

15 Year Guarantee

Showerwall comes with a watertight 15-year manufacturer’s guarantee when installed correctly and following to the manufacturers’ instructions and used in conjunction with approved showerwall accessories such as Sureseal Trim and Sureseal Trim End Caps.

 

If you’re searching for premium bathroom wall panels that are better than standard shower boards on the market, then Showerwall would be a great solution for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toilet buying guide: Toilet types and options for your bathroom

With so many types of toilets, so many options, it could be pretty confusing when you are buying a toilet. Therefore, here is a simple toilet buying guide that will go through different types of toilets to give you a bit more direction.

 

Before you start

Have a good idea of your plumbing before you choose your new toilet. Especially the connection between your soil pipe and spigot. If your soil pipe and spigot are different heights, use a flexible pan connector to join them!

Note: The spigot is the spherical pipe at the end of your toilet pan that joins it to the soil pipe. All British toilets include spigots that are parallel to the floor. Depending on the toilet, this can either be connected to the soil pipe vertically or to the left or right.

Types of Toilets

A toilet is definitely essential for any bathroom, no matter it is big or small. Fortunately, nowadays a toilet can look stylish and be a design statement for your bathroom as well as perform their functional purpose.

Close Coupled Toilets

These type of toilets comes with a cistern that fits on top of the pan. It usually has a dual flush button on the top, or you can choose to go with a lever handle. UK Bathrooms also offer options where you can adjust the flow of water. The main benefits of close coupled toilets are that it is normally much affordable and easier to install compared to other types of toilets.

Low-Level Toilets

The cistern is mounted on the wall and connected to the pan via an exposed metal flush pipe. If you are creating a traditional or Victorian style bathroom, this will be your top choice.  Burlington Bathrooms and Imperial Bathrooms offer a wide range of traditional style toilets. In addition, you can choose the toilet seat colour to match your bathroom colour scheme.

High-Level Toilets

High-Level toilets are similar to low-level toilets, but with the cistern sitting high up on the wall and with a very long exposed metal flush pipe. You can achieve an iconic periodic look effortlessly with high-level toilets. Furthermore, we offer matching basin and furniture pieces for your high-level toilets.

Wall Hung Toilets

Wall hung toilets are a clever creation which is efficient to install. They help you get a clean and clutter free bathroom space. It doesn’t touch the floor, therefore, it gives the illusion of more space. This also makes your cleaning process much easier.  A wall hung toilet requires a wall mounting frame. This can deliver the best comfort as it allows you to hang the pan at your desired height (within reason). There is no worry of aftercare, as you can reach the cistern through the flush plate after the toilet is installed.

Back to Wall Toilets

Back to wall toilets are visually minimal and modern. This type of toilets is a standard toilet pan that stands on the floor, with a hidden cistern in the wall or furniture unit. They are a great compromise for those who may not be able to install a wall hung pan, but still prefer the invisible cistern.

Shower Toilets

Freshness and comfort. With the developing of technology, the clever, innovative shower toilets are created! With a refreshing shower spray, shower toilets deliver the best hygiene for your personal care. From start to finish without the need of toilet paper, you can experience the pure cleanness of water that refreshes you.

 

Bath Buying Guide

A bathtub is an important investment to consider when planning your new bathroom. As a bath is one of the primary elements of the bathroom, it can also be the centrepiece and focal point when you are entering your bathroom. In this guide, we will provide you with some ideas to help you choose the perfect bath.

Before selecting the bath you like…

Make sure you have already measured the size of your bathroom and work out the shape of you’re the space the bath will be in. This will help you to find the perfect tub that fit well in your bathroom design.

For more information about how to measure your bathroom, read more here.

Types of Baths

A bath is not only simply somewhere to have a wash, it also creates a stylish statement for your bathroom.  You can find a wide range of baths at UK Bathrooms.

Single Ended inset Baths

This style of the bath is usually created for a single person. The taps and shower valve can be fitted to the wall directly. Single-ended baths can also be used as shower baths and often have the taps and waste at one short end.

Double Ended inset Baths

Both ends of the bath have a gentle slope. The largest sizes can accommodate two. The waste and taps are normally in the centre along the long side or fitted to the wall. You can also choose a freestanding bath tap to go with it.

Freestanding Baths

Inspired by traditional style cast iron tubs, a freestanding bath is a good option when you are creating a classic, luxury bathroom. At UK Bathrooms you can find a freestanding bath from a traditional Victorian style through to a minimalist look for a contemporary bathroom design.

Shower Baths

If you don’t have sufficient space in your bathroom, a shower bath is a clever space-saver.

Whirlpool & Spa Baths

Hydrotherapy has been known to deliver substantial health benefits directing to a progressed quality life. After a long hard day, getting home and enjoying a relaxing massage, it doesn’t get much better than this!

Easy Access Bath

Having difficulty raising your legs to get into the bath? This is the best solution for you!
Providing an easy access function to bathe and relax in comfort, the bath is fitted with a low-level door for you to enter the bath. Accessible products can look stylish and beautiful, too.

Simple Bathroom measurement guide

Before you start to plan your dream bathroom, one of the most important things is to get the size of the room right! This is a simple bathroom measurement guide for you to measure your correct bathroom size.

Preparation

Prepare a piece of paper (if you have the graph paper is even better), a pen and most importantly a tape measure or a laser measuring tool.

Taking the Measurement

  1. Indicate where your door and window(s) are.
  2. Measure the door or window(s) from one outside edge of the trim to the other outside edge.
  3. Double check your measurements by measuring the entire wall length from wall to wall and comparing it to your individual measurements.
    For example AB+BC+CD=AD or AE+EF+FG=AG

Things to consider

Ceiling Height

If you’re wishing to sneak a bathroom into that area under the stairs or fit one into loft area, you need to make sure you check the ceiling height.

You should be especially aware of the area that you are intending to place a shower enclosure! You will need to bear in mind that if your enclosure is going to sit on a tray your 2-meter enclosure might be a lot taller on your chosen tray. We do offer shorter models and slim trays, just get in touch with our sales team for advice! Furthermore, make sure the awkward space has been taken note of and marked up in the plan.

Door position

Remember to note whether your door goes inward or outward! This will be affecting your space planning process.

We will keep publishing more guides and tips to help you plan your dream bathroom! Stay tuned!

Yorkshire Day 2018

Ay up lad! – today is Yorkshire Day! This year, Yorkshire Day is hosted by the city – Ripon, where UK Bathrooms is based! Yorkshire Day is always celebrated on 1st of August and this year is certainly no exception.

History of the Yorkshire Day

Yorkshire Day signifies to the Battle of Minden on August 1, 1759, when British forces bypassed through gardens in Minden which were blossoming with roses. The British troops picked white roses and placed them in their helmets and coats. The allied soldiers defeated the French, it was then decided that Minden Day, 1st August was the perfect day to mark Yorkshire Day.

Ripon is hosting a parade through the town, a commemorative service and children’s activities. As the celebration this year is just around the Corner of our head office, UK Bathrooms team visited the town centre to get into the ‘Yorkshire Day’ vibe.

There will also be a picnic in the Dean’s Garden, live music from Ripon City Band and Mancunian Steel later on in the evening. Followed by a special edition of the Ripon horn blowing ceremony, a centuries-old tradition which has taken place every night since 886. Finally, we will finish of the day with a “reet-grand” firework display!

Tell us how you are celebrating Yorkshire Day!

We are proud to be a Yorkshire Brand

Today, 1st August is Yorkshire Day! Being a business based in Ripon, we are very proud indeed to be a Yorkshire company. There are so many reasons that Yorkshire is said to be ‘God’s Own County’. As the largest County in the UK, we have stunning diversity in our landscape from a charming coastline of Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay to the dramatic, breath-taking scenery of our numerous Moors and Dales. We have the best brew: Yorkshire tea, the tastiest roast dinners with our classic Yorkshire puddings, and of course the top premium UK bathroom retailer UK Bathrooms, plus so much more!

In this blog, we are introducing manufacturers that are based in the beautiful County of Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Brands

Abacus- your bathrooms answered

Abacus is based in the village of Copgrove, North Yorkshire. They have delivered exceptional commercial bathrooms and residential bathrooms, inclduing bathroom furniture, sanitary ware, brassware, radiators, and shower fittings for years.

Find Abacus here: https://www.ukbathrooms.com/manufacturers/abacus-bathrooms/

Just Trays- style, quality & innovation

For nearly 30 years Just Trays have been designing, innovating and producing quality shower trays.

All shower trays from Just Trays are all manufactured independently in their factory in Leeds, West Yorkshire.  This is the made in Yorkshire quality that you can trust.

Don’t forget our summer spectacular is now on! Top 10 selling tray sizes are up to 40 % off.

Shop the summer sales: https://www.ukbathrooms.com/shower-trays/

April Products- An effortless mix of style

April Bentham Single Ended Victorian Style Bath

Based in Keighley, West Yorkshire, April provides showering solutions with a difference, mixing striking superior looks with the ability to give a truly enjoyable showering experience. As a British family business, April Products have been established for more than 20 years in the bathroom industry.

Find April Products here: https://www.ukbathrooms.com/manufacturers/april/

Pegler –advanced plumbing solutions

Pegler Morea Basin Mixer

The Francis Pegler brand of luxury taps is one of the leading plumbing products from the Pegler Yorkshire Group. Francis Pegler offers design from entry-level to top market, even delivering bathroom taps that are energy efficient.

Find Pegler here: https://www.ukbathrooms.com/manufacturers/pegler/

We love Yorkshire and we trust in Yorkshire quality!
Shop the quality that you can trust in at UK Bathrooms!