When it comes to selecting a shower valve for your bathroom there are two options to choose from. This would if you'd like a concealed or exposed valve. read more
When it comes to selecting a shower valve for your bathroom there are two options to choose from. This would if you'd like a concealed or exposed valve.
There are many differences between these styles of shower valve and we have gone through each of these below.
Concealed Shower Valves
Concealed shower valves are the perfect option if you’re looking to create a really sleek, minimalist style in your bathroom. Instead of exposed pipework which many deem unsightly, all plumbing is hidden neatly behind a beautifully designed plate, which often comes in a stylish chrome finish.
Controls vary from model to model and between brands but are often packed with superb functionality for operating water temperature, water pressure, and additional elements such as riser rails, body jets, additional heads and so on.
We stock concealed mixer showers from the best brands in the industry. You’ll find products from the likes of Hansgrohe, Burlington, Bayswater, & many more. If you’re looking for something a little more traditional, check out Burlington’s stunning range of classically styled valves to bring elegant innovation to your bathroom space.
If you’re in the market for something a little more contemporary, you’ll find heaps of chic style in our collections from Hansgrohe. Crisp edges combined with minimalist designs make these shower valves the go-to choice for modern bathrooms, and when combined with the premium construction and exceptional functionality from these leading brands, you can feel rest assured that you’re getting a shower that will last the test of time, and look stunning for years to come.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team of experts if you’re unsure which shower valve is suitable for your requirements, we’re more than happy to point you in the right direction.
When it comes to selecting a concealed mixer valve there are several options available including 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5-outlet shower valves available. The number of valves you need for your mixer shower will depend on what functions you need it to do.
There would be options for accommodate multiple heads, bath fillers, thermostatic shower valve or if you need different valves to suit separate spray functions.
As you can see it would be quite easy to get a concealed mixer to suit any needs you might have from having a ceiling shower head or wall mounted with all pipework behind the wall.
There is also a range of colours available when selecting your mixer shower. These include white, chrome/black, chrome/white and black chrome variations available also making it easier to fit into your bathroom seamlessly.
Manual mixer valves don’t have the thermostatic valve to regulate temperature but instead allow you to set the temperature but turning a dial or lever and the manual mixer with combining the hot and cold water together. This type of mixer is best suited to high-pressure systems.
Concealed mixer showers are typically used as a shower for a combi boiler these models are not suitable for those looking for an electric shower.
Exposed Shower Valves
We also have an extensive range of exposed shower valves from leading brands such as Burlington and Hansgrohe. Here, you'll find a wide range of styles and models to suit every bathroom installation.
They come in various designs to suit your exact requirements. For a more traditional feel, you may want to consider the Burlington Spey – an iconic exposed shower valve in traditional chrome and white, complete with a rigid riser and swivel shower arm. This is a shower that exudes classic style and is a must-have in any traditional bathroom.
While homeowners usually turn to exposed valves for traditionally styles spaces, there is also an extensive range of contemporary options to suit a more modern bathroom. You’ll find an extensive range of exposed shower mixers to suit your latest renovation.
Hansgrohe is often the go-to brand for premium quality showers and when you browse their collection, you can see why. Packed with both style and functionality, you can feel rest assured that your shower will last the test of time and look great for years to come.
There’s a huge range to choose from too, so we’re confident that we stock a model to suit your exact requirements.
Don’t forget to check out our range of showerheads and riser rails to accompany your shower valve.
Exposed mixer showers can be an excellent option for a small bathroom and have variations for both high or low pressure. They are very cost-effective and easier to install than a concealed mixed. Another benefit of opting for an exposed mixer would be that if a part were to break then it would be easy to replace it given how accessible it would be.
There is also a selection of exposed mixer showers that can be used for both showerings and have the option for a bath spouts added for a combination of bath and shower use. Bath shower mixers are great for plumbing one solution to cover both aspects and again great for accessibility to otherwise concealed parts as well as safely filling the bath with a thermostatic bath shower valve.
With style, we do offer exposed mixer showers with modern designs from Hansgrohe with a more traditional range from Bayswater. These exposed mixers are also available in a range of colours ensuring that your new shower fits right into your bathroom.