Had this for a year now. It was tricky to install as you have to work out how to connect pipes etc below and behind and shimmy last few cm, but this is ok. (Note - you have to tighten all the plumbing connections as these were only finger tight - and there are quite a few behind the panel! The glass arrived chipped in a corner but this whole set was replaced with a quick phone call. The Fibreglass on the rear panel cracked prior to final installation (not enough reinforcing backing) - repaired simply with car fibreglass repair for £20.00. After 1 year pleased to report still works well and looks as new. Note there is virtually no condensation in bathroom when using this as the closing of the doors seems sufficient to stop condensation in the room - must be magic! Only niggle - Would be nice to have exploded diagram of shower mixer for maintenance / adjustment.
good quality product the plumber recommended I purchase all bathroom furniture and fittings from Victorian Plumb as he could not buy any cheaper even at trade prices.
For the ultimate in modern luxury, you'll find it difficult to beat the feeling of stepping into a shower cabin. These products basically make it possible for you to have the full spa experience in your own bathroom. If you want a shower that has body jets and steam functions then look no further!
Self-contained shower: The most basic example of a shower cabin still has some fantastic options on offer. These items basically take a regular shower enclosure and add body jets into the mix to make showering a more enjoyable experience.
Shower cabin: These items offer some more gadgets to play with. There are options available with LED mood lighting, mp3 and Bluetooth functions, and speakers built into the enclosure.
Steam shower cabin: By adding steam functions into the mix, these cabins allow you to get the spa treatment at home. There are also health benefits from these items as they help to relieve stress and can also benefit those who may suffer from respiratory problems.
Whirlpool and steam cabin: Now we're talking! For the complete experience, a whirlpool cabin adds bubbles into the equation and many come with integrated TV screens so you can chill out and enjoy an extremely relaxing environment.
Shower cabins can be fitted in many bathrooms regardless of your water supply setup. You may need one or two extra items depending on your system, as detailed below.
Gravity system: If you have one of these systems you will need a cabin which is fitted with a pump (minimum of 2 bar pressure), and a thermostatic valve (these prevent the risk of scalding as it regulates the temperature of the water).
Combi boiler system: You'll ideally need to fit a pressure equalising valve with this system. This item prevents the thermostatic valve from being damaged.
Mains pressure unvented system: As these layouts store hot water in a tank (normally located in the airing cupboard), the only additional item you'll need is a thermostatic valve to keep the temperature regulated.
Unlike regular shower enclosures, cabins are not fixed to the wall as they are freestanding. They are bulky items however and can take up a fair amount of space. The first thing to take into account is the size of the room. It's not going to fit in a cloakroom or small bathroom for example, so ensure you have sufficient space available first.
Also avoid installing the cabin near any other fittings as this may cause problems if you need to remove it at a later stage. It's also important to make sure that it sits completely flush to the floor, and is not leaning or obstructed in any way as this could potentially be very dangerous. Finally, make sure any pipework at the back of the unit is properly connected and not protruding in any way to complete the look.