The new Alpha Solo walk-in shower enclosure from shower brand Kinedo is a single glass panel without a reinforcement bar to create a classic minimalist walk-in shower area, which is simple and stylish in design.

Alpha Solo features a chrome aluminium profile, 10mm transparent glass 2 metres high, and a chrome cover strip at the bottom of the panel. Anti-limescale treatment comes as standard. Alpha Solo is available in sizes 800mm, 900mm, 1000mm, 1200mm and 1400mm and is ideal for corner and recess installations. 

The range is available now to retailers, house builders, hoteliers and other accommodation providers who seek a high-end product at an accessible price point.

Offering the freedom of an open shower and suitable for small and large spaces, with Kinedo, it’s possible to create a designer wetroom look no matter the budget or the space size. 

Kudos Shower Products has expanded its collection of Pinnacle8 level access shower enclosures and introduced new corner quadrant models.

There are now seven Quadrant models in the collection. Two are standard quadrants at 900x900mm and 1000x1000mm in size, and there are a further five offset quadrant enclosures from 900x800mm up to 1200x900mm in size. They have all been designed without the need for a bottom rail, providing a level access and making it easier to step in and out of the enclosure.

Eliminating the bottom rail on the door gives it a minimalist appearance and makes it much easier to clean too. These new additions are available in a choice of chrome, matt black or brushed brass profiles.  As with all other enclosures in the Kudos Pinnacle8 range these new options stand 2000mm in height and are produced with 8mm toughened safety glass throughout. All glass panels come with LifeShield protection for easy cleaning and all doors with their iconic Finger Pull handle (with optional retro fit handle if required).

Pinnacle8 level access is a frameless design with slimline wall profiles concealing a 20mm wall adjustment for ease of fitting. SmartSeal technology is used on the crystal clear seals and glass-to-glass corner join seals, to ensure a clean uninterupted finish and a water tight bond. Overall this collection includes both hinged and sliding door options, to suit both recessed and corner installations, in sizes ranging from 760mm to 1500mm offering a plethora of design options to suit any bathroom. Kevlar impregnated pins are used in the rise and fall brushed finished hinges for consistent smooth opening and closing of the glass doors. And aircraft grade stainless steel roller bearings are used in the sliding doors for smooth action and longevity. 

Kudos Shower Products Ltd has been designing and manufacturing shower products at their Cumbria facility since 1999.  Their portfolio includes shower enclosures, shower trays, over-bath screens and wet-room solutions sold via KBB showrooms and merchants across the UK.

Bathroom Review Kudos Pinnacle8 additions to range

Visit their website kudosshowers.co.uk, call them on 01539 564040 or email info@kudosshowers.co.uk.

Kaldewei is a brand known for its sustainability; all its products are 100% recyclable, and it is now manufacturing products from BlueMint steel, which reduces carbon emissions by 70%.  With shower trays providing such green credentials, the next logical step was to save energy and CO2 when showering, so during ISH, Kaldewei launched the Kaldewei shower channel with heat recovery system, the “FlowLine Heatrecovery” shower channel.

Up to 80 per cent of the hot water a home creates is used for showering, not heating.  Recently, the focus has been on developing ways to heat more efficiently and use less energy.   A massive quantity of hot water is wasted as it flows unused down the drain; the new Kaldewei “FlowLine Heatrecovery” shower channel uses heat from the shower water to preheat the cold fresh water on its way to the shower fitting.  A heat exchanger integrated into the waste ensures efficient heat recovery, so significantly less hot water needs to be added to guarantee a pleasantly warm shower temperature. In the spirit of sustainability, this saves energy, noticeably reduces costs and reduces the carbon footprint.

Bathroom Review Kaldewei water-saving shower technology


The new magnetic shower holder from HEWI is designed to improve showering comfort thanks to its user-friendly, safe and easy-to-clean features.

Innovations are usually in the details and mean a significant system or product range improvement. Thus, the international expert for barrier-free sanitary solutions, HEWI, continuously develops products that increase ease of use, contribute more safety and make a difference in terms of hygiene and ease of cleaning. One such product is the new System 900 magnetic shower head holder, which the company has already patented.

Well thought out down to the last detail and timeless in design

In stainless steel, chrome and powder-coated in white, black and grey, the new product follows the minimalist, high-quality and timeless design that characterises all ranges from HEWI and forms another building block in the diverse range of barrier-free solutions.

In terms of handling, the new magnetic shower head holder has been significantly simplified and is, in the sense of universal design, an optimal product for everyone, and especially for users with physical limitations.

Key characteristic features are its straightforward, magnet-function-based height adjustment, which works by sliding the shower head with an intuitive one-handed operation. The shower head holder incorporates a fully rotatable cone bracket and a conscious lack of buttons and knobs that usually feature on such products. Thus, the shower holder can be used without strain and even by those with motor limitations.  Wet hands also no longer hinder use as the traditional clamping mechanism has been replaced by the novel magnetic principle, thus eliminating the need to exert pressure when adjusting the shower holder. As virtually no mechanical forces act on the product, wear is minimal.

The Shower Lab, one of the UK’s leading shower space companies, has launched a range of new
hinges and customised cover plates.

The new hinges are constructed from solid brass and benefit from fully adjustable spring action and soft impact closure with firm pressure to the adjacent seal. The hinges have 8mm of horizontal adjustment.

The Axis are optional hinge cover plates, only available for use with TSL hinges. The Axis are a range of glass-to-glass or glass-to-profile hinge cover plates which beautifully complement The Shower Lab’s design-led shower spaces.

The Axis are highly specified and are constructed of solid brass and beautifully conceal the workings of the hinge. The Axis can be fully customised to match handles and profiles.

The Axis wrap-around solid brass cover plates are available in three styles; 3D, Knurled or Fluted, with eight finishes.

The Ultimate10 shower enclosure range is a new addition to the Kudos Premium Collection and is now available from stock. 

It comes with a coveted Red Dot Award-winning double action hinge, enabling the pivot door to open both inwards and outwards, offering a perfect solution where space is at a premium.

This new frameless range has been specifically designed to be truly modular, offering lots of design configurations with more than 70 recommended options in their new Premium Collection brochure. The pivot door can be installed directly from a wall post or from a glass panel, making it incredibly versatile and to fit on a shower tray or wet room floor.

The collection comprises six door models, with off-wall options for recess or corner (standard and large doors) and off-panel recess and corner. Each door and panel is 1985mm high, including fittings and can be installed in a corner or recessed situation. The doors are compatible with the existing Ultimate 10mm wet room glass panels, making it a truly modular system.

In addition, the profiles are available for the company’s best-selling finishes of chrome, matt black and brushed gold to co-ordinate or contrast with different bathroom brassware. The stylish door handle doubles as an integral towel rail, and all glass, which is a robust 10mm in thickness, comes with lifeshield protection. The collection is made in Cumbria and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

A unique component within the range is the hinge which has received a Red Dot Award for its innovative mechanism that allows the doors to open both inwards and outwards yet retain a watertight seal. The profile hinge comes with quadruple magnets, one pair always active, so when force is applied, the door will release and then attract the magnet pairs. Overlapping aluminium profiles alongside the active magnets in the mechanism prevents any water from passing through.

Kudos Shower Products Ltd has been designing and manufacturing shower products at their Cumbria facility since 1999.  Their portfolio includes shower enclosures, shower trays, over-bath screens and wet-room solutions sold via KBB showrooms and merchants across the UK.

Visit their website kudosshowers.co.uk, call them on 01539 564040 or email info@kudosshowers.co.uk.

CRL Bespoke Shower Screens are making waves in the bathroom this year as Antique Brass mixes classic and modern styles for a versatile finish.

Defined by copper and golden undertones, this unique finish is designed to create the aged look of a brass product that has been installed for many years. Antique Brass is popular as it matches easily with other colours and works well in modern or traditional spaces.

Giving a vintage character to any space, the Antique Brass finish fashioned on hardware on the CRL frameless shower screen collection brings a sense of warmth and personality to an otherwise minimalist space.

The finish also works harmoniously with the many wall surface options within the Bespoke Shower portfolio, which can be fabricated along with the glass screen for the perfect fit in any situation.

Antique Brass is just one of 13 shower hardware finish options available from CRL, with the range also boasting 10 styles of frameless shower screens and a wide range of Ceralsio and Inalco MDi surfaces for a complete shower solution from a single source.

A revolution in shower and wet room design, CRL Bespoke Shower Screens combine the latest innovations in CRL shower hardware with its luxury CRL Stone surfaces, for streamlined, hotel-inspired design in any bathroom. It enables retailers to offer their customers three key elements – glass, hardware and large format surfaces – tailor-made to fit, rather than a pre-configured shower from a single source that requires work-arounds.

CRL bespoke shower screens in elegant antique brass

For more details visit www.crlbespokeshowerscreens.co.uk or call 01706 863600.

More news from CRL Stone

‘Quiet Luxury’ is a trend into a movement that brings understated elegance into a space. This trend has been gaining recognition within the interior design sphere of late.

Influenced heavily by trending interiors that favour understated craftsmanship and quality design over mass trend-led styling and overbranded buys, ‘Quiet Luxury’ requires each design decision to be conscious, considered and refined. 

In a recent YouGov study, it was found that 23% of UK adults view the environment as one of the top three most important issues currently facing the country1. Since their research began in 2011, YouGov noted that those acknowledging environmental issues as important matters have steadily risen over the past decade, from having hovered between 5%-9% until 2014 to consistently staying above 20% ten years on. The societal demand and continued awareness around sustainability is a key driving trend for manufacturers to provide premium performance showers that cater to an eco-friendly and environmentally conscious lifestyle.

GROHE lifestyle & portfolio

With quality, sustainability, and human-centric design at the core of the GROHE product portfolio, GROHE says it naturally embodies the ‘Quiet Luxury’ approach to design and specification. Alongside premium quality products created with expert craftsmanship in timeless designs, the portfolio is subtly equipped with GROHE’s innovative technologies to deliver the very best in experience as well as offering sustainable benefits.  

GROHE & Caesarstone Collaboration

GROHE’s latest collaboration with premium quartz surfaces brand Caesarstone, for their brand-new Private Collections, is an extension of GROHE’s beloved premium models, Atrio and Allure Brillant. The collection provides a customisable design experience with a choice of colour, finish, material, and handle options.

Integrated within a number of the fitting’s body is GROHE’s water-saving technology, EcoJoy, which reduces the water flow by up to 50%, without compromising on performance.

Sustainable design

GROHE recently announced Spring 2024 as the market launch of its first-ever water-recycling shower GROHE
The shower system is currently being field tested and a training programme for installers is expected to start in the second half of 2023. In addition, GROHE is also aiming to have all GROHE concealed showers water-recycling-ready by 2030. GROHE Everstream has been designed to create the showering experience users expect but consuming as little fresh water as possible – and using far less energy. The Everstream system uses as little as a quarter of the water and a third of the energy typically required by traditional showers.

Evoking the past whilst forming the future is the strong trend message from The Shower Lab with its brand new range of Dichroic glass enclosures.  

The beauty of the Dichroic glass shower space takes its cue from 4th Century Greek and Roman culture but is harnassed beautifully in 21st Century bathroom design with this stunning adaptation.

The shifting colour structures of Dichroic glass deliver a timeless yet ultra-modern look, perfect for the style-savvy Pinterest-loving consumer.

For information on becoming a Shower Lab stockist/retailer please contact info@theshowerlab.com


Basin is from Kast Concrete. www.kastconcretebasins.com

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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)
  • AQ Square Shower Column (AQSQBAR2.MB) – dual outlet 200mm drencher and adjustable 89mm square 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).