of shower will mainly depend upon your hot water system. Please use this
basic guide to the 3 main types of shower
If you have a combi boiler, a mixer shower is generally the least expensive
and best performing shower you can have. These are fed by mains cold and
hot water (from the boiler) and provide a very good pressure of shower.
are usually thermostatic (stable temperature) and come in various styles:
Usually the pipes are concealed in the wall with the shower body and
controls in view. A flexible hose and riser kit is normally used with
this type of shower.
The main body of the shower is fitted in a cavity wall or cupboard
giving a neat look with the cover plate and controls exposed. This
type of shower can be used with a flexible hose, fixed head, bath
filler or body jets.
These shower valves are generally the least expensive and are relatively
straightforward to replace.
If you have a gravity system, a pump can be installed to boost your shower
These are usually installed where the hot water pressure is low (i.e.
gravity system, no combi boiler).
If you already have an electric shower and would like to replace it, the
power rating (8.5, 10.5Kw etc) of the shower is dictated by the size of
cable you have. If the cable is not sufficent then you should either consider
a lower rated shower or have a new cable installed.
a good option if you have low pressure hot water. They are supplied by
hot and cold water and incorporate a pump giving a good quality shower.
The electrical connection of these is normally straightforward as they
do not require a dedicated cable.
other showers available such as digital, which I am also happy to install.