Shower specialist Aqualisa has extended its popular AQ™ mixer shower collection with three new models in a sleek matt black finish.
The AQ Matt Black showers are available in round or square dual outlet shower columns, or a round bar valve option with adjustable handset.
The Aqualisa AQ series combines includes a maximum water temperature setting, with override button if a hotter shower is desired. Bar valves are engineered from brass and are equipped with safe touch thermostatic technology.
The dual outlet models come with a telescopic column enabling flexible installation, and all include a push-button handset holder. Smooth turn controls for both flow and temperature allow effortless operation, ensuring precise, dependable and safe showering for the whole family.
Available now, the AQ Matt Black range comprises:
AQ Round Bar Valve (AQ75BAR1.MB) – single outlet with adjustable, multi-mode 110mm handset, 1.5m smooth hose (all UK domestic water systems)
AQ Round Shower Column (AQ150BAR2.MB) – dual outlet with 192mm drencher and adjustable, multi-mode 110mm handset, 1.5m smooth hose (high pressure/combi systems)
All AQ showers are supplied with easy-fit wall brackets, facilitating straightforward installation. Both round models include a multi-mode adjustable handset with easy click spray control, delivering further versatility, and all handsets incorporate soft, rub-clean nozzles for quick and simple maintenance.
Providing full peace of mind, the AQ range is Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) approved and covered by a five year guarantee on registration. For further details, please visit: www.aqualisa.co.uk
Options, pricing and availability The Aqualisa AQ collection is also available in chrome. For pricing information, or to order the chrome or new matt black models, trade partners can contact their Aqualisa representative or the Aqualisa Customer Support Team on 01959 560020 or 01 864 3363 (Republic of Ireland).
Bathroom specialist Aqualisa has introduced the eVOLVE range: a brand new line-up of electric showers designed for safer showering, environmentally-friendly performance and exceptional value.
Sleek and stylish in design, the eVOLVE showers will complement any bathroom interior or décor, with a choice of Arctic White, Space Grey or Midnight Black with a satin silver trim. Three power options (8.5kW, 9.5kW or 10.5kW) allow homeowners to select the model to suit their individual needs.
A-rated for energy efficiency, these versatile units feature easy-to-use dials and deliver instant, energising showers with no demand on the home’s stored hot water. Providing full control over both temperature and power, eVOLVE only consumes the energy and water flow selected by the user, allowing families to minimise usage of both. And during the warmer months of the year, when the inlet supply is hotter, users will experience even greater benefits as less energy is required to heat the water.
Engineered for safety and durability, each model is equipped with an over temperature protection system, so the water will always remain at the desired heat level and never exceed 50°C. A digital display clearly shows the temperature at all times, and Aqualisa has built in a low pressure indicator to alert the user should the water pressure fall. Furthermore, Aqualisa’s innovative five-second phased shut-down technology minimises the risk of limescale build-up, helping to extend the life of the product.
Each eVOLVE shower comes with a high quality Flow handset featuring three spray patterns and rub-clean nozzles, and a 1,500mm chrome-plated stainless steel hose.
Flexible and easy to fit, the Aqualisa eVOLVE incorporates eight water and electric entry points for effortless installation, allowing straightforward replacement of any existing Aqualisa electric shower and many other brands. A two year parts and labour guarantee affords extra peace of mind.
Joe Brawn, head of product management at Aqualisa, commented, “Electric showers now account for approximately 45% of the total UK shower market, and are becoming increasingly popular thanks to the control, water- and energy-saving efficiencies they bring. With no hot water source required, they only heat up the water the user needs, taking water from the mains cold supply rather than from stored hot water tanks. Thanks to its innovative new design, the eVOLVE shower range now ensures even further control over energy and water consumption, delivered in an attractive and stylish form factor that will blend in with any modern or classic bathroom interior.”
The Aqualisa eVOLVE line-up is BEAB and CE certified, with WRAS approval pending after launch.
Availability and pricing The new Aqualisa eVOLVE range is available now. For pricing and more information, trade partners can contact their Aqualisa representative or the Aqualisa Customer Support Team on 01959 560020 or 01 864 3363 (Republic of Ireland).
Premium British bathroom manufacturer Elisa™ has announced the introduction of a completely customisable, modular shower collection based around Aquahub™ – a unique, concealed valve technology innovated in-house at Elisa.
This latest new mixer range offers a fully personalised choice of facias, shower outlets, heads and accessories, all compatible with the central Aquahub valve. Each component is available in brushed brass, polished chrome or matt black finish.
Machined from high quality, solid brass for extensive durability and reliability, the Aquahub valve is guaranteed for 15 years, and sits at the heart of the Elisa shower system. When updating their bathroom in the future, homeowners can select from a multitude of facias, accessories and colourways to suit their interiors, without the need to replace the Aquahub platform itself.
Built for effortless installation, Aquahub comes with both front and rear mounting options, as well as a choice of single, dual or triple outlets for maximum versatility. Featuring safe thermostatic technology, Aquahub is also fitted with integrated isolation valves for added peace of mind and control during installation.
Emilie™ Designed to blend beautifully within any modern bathroom setting, the Emilie shower facia is available with dual or triple touch button controls. With three sleek and contemporary colourways, homeowners can select from chic polished chrome, graceful brushed brass or cool matt black. Designed with thermostatic control for optimum safety, these elegant wall plates offer full flow control, and boast the luxury of running several outlets at once.
Rosa™ Discreet and minimalist in design, Rosa shower facias from Elisa add a contemporary accent to any bathroom, with a selection of colour options to match individual décor. Choose from polished chrome, brushed brass or matt black, all featuring a luxury anti-fingerprint surface. With thermostatic control and multiple outlet options, these stylish wall plates come with full flow control for ultimate comfort.
Aquahub: engineered for the future The versatile Aquahub system has been created to make life simpler for homeowners and their installers. Meticulously engineered for resilience, Aquahub is machined from solid brass for years of reliable operation. With eight mounting points (four front and four rear), this ingenious hub delivers outstanding accessibility and flexibility, and is equipped with reversible inlets for hot and cold water. Allowing an array of installation options, Aquahub features a smaller minimum depth of 60mm, to allow it to fit into narrow cavity walls. With standard 22mm connections, and no cutting of bolts required, the fitting process is straightforward. Unique to this hub are the internal isolation valves, while the thermostatic control provides further safety and reassurance. Its easy-to-access design ensures quick and simple servicing and maintenance.
Aquahub, Emilie and Rosa products come with a 15 year manufacturer’s guarantee.
Antonella™ taps collection With cutting-edge styling, ultra-smooth movement and precise water flow control, these contemporary taps will blend in perfectly with all interiors to create the ultimate bathroom experience. Select from a full collection of premium single lever pillar and wall mixer taps, and a stunning free-standing bath filler with shower attachment, for a luxury look that visitors will be sure to admire. Manufactured from high quality brass, and featuring easy-to-clean surfaces, Antonella taps come in a range of colour options to complement the Emilie and Rosa shower collections including chrome, brushed brass and a matt black finish, with a matching pop-up waste. These premium taps are backed by a five year manufacturer’s guarantee.
Mike Simpson, chief marketing officer at Elisa, commented, “From the very beginning, our philosophy for Elisa was to create beautiful products that are designed and constructed to last. This concept of material sustainability and durability is at the root of our product management and engineering processes. Thanks to their customisable, modular format, the Elisa Emilie and Rosa collections can be as individual as the homeowners themselves, with the reassurance that the technology will be reliable and sustainable for years to come.”
Bathroom specialist Aqualisa has announced an additional series within its premium Midas™ 220 mixer shower collection, featuring an elegant black metal finish.
The Midas 220 in Black series satisfies the growing consumer demand for black bathroom products and accessories. It is equipped with a thermostatic brass body and brass handles, and each model complies with Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) criteria for quality*. Three options are available in the Midas 220 in Black line-up:
• MD220S.MB – Single outlet bar mixer shower with adjustable shower head • MD220SC.MB – Dual outlet shower column mixer with 245mm drencher and adjustable head • MD220BSM.MB – Bath shower mixer with adjustable shower head
Midas 220 in Black: Single Outlet The high-performance single outlet Midas 220 in Black provides a consistently safe and satisfying shower experience. Built from brass, this fully thermostatic valve with cool touch surface technology offers a five spray mode handset that can be easily adjusted to numerous heights and angles.
Midas 220 in Black: Dual Outlet A versatile choice, this brass, wall-mounted exposed bar valve with cool touch surface technology includes an integrated diverter for a conventional adjustable handset shower, or an exhilarating overhead drencher shower from a generous 245mm fixed deluge head. This model incorporates a telescopic rail for extra installation flexibility, making it suitable for a variety of showering spaces.
Midas 220 in Black: Bath Shower Mixer This space-saving option provides the perfect combination of shower and bath fill for a flexible family bathroom experience. The quality engineered, brass deck-mounted valve delivers excellent flow rates to fill the bath quickly, as well as ensuring a powerful and invigorating shower – all with the safety assurance of thermostatically-controlled temperature and cool touch surface technology.
The 24mm five mode handset included with each shower has been designed to be effortless to maintain, with rub-clean jets. An easy fit bracket is included with each product.
Tim Creedon, sales director at Aqualisa, commented, “The black brassware colourway has never been as popular as it is now. Offering high-calibre performance combined with bold and distinctive styling, the Midas 220 in Black blends an iconic and trusted design with refined, on-trend styling for the modern home environment. With three stunning choices, this new collection makes an immediate impact, as well as offering the versatility to accommodate an array of different bathroom spaces, configurations and sizes.”
The Aqualisa Midas 220 in Black range is backed by the Aqualisa five year guarantee.
Pricing and availability The Aqualisa Midas 220 in Black range is available now. For pricing and more information, trade partners can contact their Aqualisa representative or the Aqualisa Customer Support Team on 01959 560020 or 01 864 3363 (Republic of Ireland).
The Bathrooms to Love Collection from PJH Group has enhanced its showering category with the addition of a number of premium Mixer Showers, including two new models with a beautiful Brushed Brass finish.
Satisfying the growing trend for metallic-effect brassware and showers, both shower kits boast a high specification balancing quality with design. The flawless brushed finish allows for greater personalisation in bathroom schemes, especially when teamed with other brushed brass basin and bath taps, such as the ‘Pesca Brushed Brass’ range also from Bathrooms to Love.
Pictured here, this new thermostatic bar mixer shower includes two outlets – a generous 250mm, round, ultra slim shower head with brass arm and separate handset with riser kit. Featuring ‘Cool Touch’ technology to prevent scalding and an integrated ceramic diverter valve, this model guarantees excellent flow rates and great all round performance.
With a handy height adjustable main shower head and a 1.5m hose, this sleek, contemporary thermostatic mixer shower is the perfect choice for discerning customers looking for a premium showering solution.
Richard Eaton, Brassware Product Manager, PJH said: “Metallic-effect showers and taps, such as brushed brass, rose gold and copper, provide beautiful warm metal tones and will add a richness of texture against ‘cooler’ materials such as white sanitaryware, marble and concrete. Collectively, this all allows bathroom designers to achieve more of a bespoke look with the opportunity for greater creativity and a premium finish.”
Complete with a 10-year guarantee (body & finish), the new brushed brass mixer showers are now available from PJH’s Bathrooms to Love Collection and can be ordered via the PJH Partners Portal for next day delivery.
Flow regulators are devices that control the flow of water through our household appliances. They are manufactured here in the UK by Neoperl and are made in hundreds of sizes that can now be retro-fitted to taps and showers throughout the home, so everyone can now do their bit to save water and the energy that heats it.
Most taps will already include a flow control device at the end of the spout and it’s often only when in situ that one can identify whether the flow is too strong. We’ve all experienced a splashing cloakroom tap for instance where the flow is too fast for a smaller basin. Now the incumbent device can be easily removed and replaced with one that reduces the flow to a comfortable level. The same with showers, a valve shower often delivers far too much water and even a slight reduction adds up to a substantial water saving over the year.
Regardless of the prevalent water pressure, a flow regulator maintains a consistent water stream at the chosen flow rate. A typical flow regulator consists of three components, a housing, a seating area and a precision-ring. The flow is determined by the interaction between the seating area and the o-ring. As water flows through the device at a higher or lower pressure, the shape of the o-ring changes to restrict or release the flow of water.
As a spokesperson for Neoperl tell us, now is the time to look at both our own homes and advise your clients on this easy water-saving win.
“As clients spend more time working from home and adding home improvements in abundance, why not take the opportunity to talk with them about saving water too? Especially as we are all spending so much more time washing our hands resulting in many thousands more litres of water being washed down the plughole.
“It’s a really affordable solution to retro-fit a flow regulator, most consumers could do it themselves with a little advice. They simply need to be aware that flow regulators exist, obtain the right advice as to which regulator to fit to retain adequate performance and purchase a simple tool to fit it.”
The new GROHE Rainshower SmartActive hand shower combines maximum shower enjoyment with minimal installation effort. Thanks to smart functions and intuitive operation, users can tailor spray modes to suit individual needs or their current mood.
Installers can also benefit from offering easy shower upgrades for their customers with minimal installation work since the Rainshower SmartActive can be purchased with a matching shower rail that can be simply and easily affixed using existing drill holes.
Equipped with GROHE SmartTip control, a simple fingertip on the rear of the ergonomically designed hand shower is all that is needed to intuitively switch between three spray modes. In the centre of the shower head, round and star-shaped jets provide a powerful ActiveMassage spray. The Rainshower SmartActive, which can be paired with a matching shower rail with a streamlined diameter of just 22mm, has been designed with efficient installation aides to provide installers with a hassle-free fitting experience.
With a flexibly adjustable glider, GROHE’s practical QuickFix system which allows the upper and lower wall brackets to be adjusted to existing drill holes, and GROHE’s TileFix technology which sees tile levelling discs become a thing of the past, install time can be significantly reduced for installers.
The Tempesta 250 system is now available in round and square designs offeringarchitects and designers installation flexibility.
Rain showers remain a desirable feature of the modern bathroom with more than half of British people (54%) keen to have a large shower head that offers full-body coverage when showering.
With its full-face Rain spray and a generous diameter of 250mm, the new GROHE Tempesta 50 head shower, which is manufactured in the brand’s own shower competence centre in Lahr, Germany, is designed to impress in every aspect.
Thanks to its slim, minimalist form and elegant chrome finish, it is an ideal solution for any modern bathroom design. From both round and square designs, the Tempesta 250 is also available as a single head shower, in a set with a shower arm or as a complete shower system.
Equipped with the water-saving GROHE EcoJoy technology, which uses a flow restrictor to reduce the water consumption to a more sustainable 9.5 litres per minute, Tempesta 250 promises showering comfort with a good conscience, and a perfect shower match for the 54% of Brits who would like a shower that could assist them in being more sustainable in their day-to-day life2 . At the same time, the perfect geometry of the nozzles on the shower head ensures that the water flow remains powerful – for a voluminous shower experience that doesn’t compromise on performance.
● Features a full-face Rain spray designed to cover the whole body ● 250mm diameter shower head in round or square designs ● Integrated water flow limiter, GROHE EcoJoy, offers sustainable water use with compromising on shower experience ● A range of product variants allows greater flexibility to cater to individual customer specification and demand