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A

Adjustable Riser – An attachment to the rail, allows the shower head to be adjusted for up and down to allow for height differential.


B

Bath/Shower Mixer – Bath tap fixture which incorporates a shower attachment.

Bathscreen/Showerscreen – A screen that sits on one side of the bath and is used to deflect water thus enabling the bath to double as a shower enclosure.

Body Jet – A jet of water that emerges from a shower panel.


C

Concealed Shower Valve – Here all the plumbing is hidden behind a stud wall to create a streamline look.


D


E

Electric Shower – Shower that draws water from the cold mains and heats it as it is used.

Exposed Shower Valve – Here all the connections and pipework are on show.


F

Fixer Shower Head – Shower head fixed permanently to wall without adjustable height.


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M

Mixer Shower - uses a simple shower valve to combine your hot and cold water supplies to produce the showering temperature and flow that you require.


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P

Power Shower - combines a mixing valve with a pump in one complete unit. The valve blends hot and cold gravity fed water to achieve the showering temperature that is required. The pump boosts the flow of water to give a powerful, invigorating shower.


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R


S

Showerbath – a shaped bath that is built specifically for containing a shower at one end.

Shower Enclosures – are the framework in which you take a shower i.e. a shower tray and door, or a shower tray and door with inline and/or side panels.

Shower Handset – Shower Head detachable from the rail and can be directed to the body by hand.

Shower Panel – consists of bodyjets and multiple showerheads which can be used over a bath or within a shower enclosure

Shower Pumps - provide the necessary boost to solve your problems of poor shower performance and can be used with any good quality mixer shower or shower panel.

Shower Tray - The base of the unit that holds the Shower Enclosure, with waste for disposal of used water.


T

Thermostatic valve – temperature is regulated with this valve so that it remains constant.


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V

Venturi Shower – provides optimum performance without the use of pumps or electrical connections. It uses mains cold water and pulls hot water from your cylinder through the suction effect of the venture nozzle.


W

Wet Rooms - a fully tiled walk in shower room


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