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What Types of Shower are there?

There are a few different choices open to you when it comes to choosing the type of shower you want for your bathroom. Each shower has its own perks, and is each suited to different types of water systems. If you are in any doubt as to which type of shower you need for your system, it may be worth checking with a plumber to get more information and find out what options are available for you to choose from. You can view our online catalogue of affordable showers here. Find out more about the different types of showers available to purchase with our quick guide:

Use the below links to quickly find out about a specific shower type:

  • Electric Showers
  • Power Showers
  • Mixer Showers
  • Digital Showers


Electric Showers

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Electric showers are able to work with any type of hot water system, heating the water directly as it flows through the appliance. Utilising the cold water supply and heating the water when required means that you get reliable hot water upon demand which doesn't rely on the boiler.

The higher the showers’ power (kW) rating then the easier the shower can handle higher temperatures at an increased flowrate. Some electric showers come with a stabiliser that can help your shower’s temperature & pressure to be retained even when other water outputs are being utilised elsewhere in your property – this is always worth considering if you have a busy home!

Power Showers

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Power showers use an electric pump to provide an extra powerful performance - this can be the perfect choice if you don’t have a high pressure water system. 

The cold & hot water is mixed to achieve the temperature you desire and is then propelled from the shower head at a high speed (with a little help from an integrated shower pump).

When it comes to installing a power shower, it is important to remember they use 3 times as much electricity compared to a standard electric shower. Their flowrates are also very high, which can result in a higher level of water usage. Power Showers are far from the most economical of shower options, but do offer one of the most invigorating shower experiences.

Mixer ShowersMira Mixer Showers

Suitable for high pressure water systems with lots of hot water, Mixer showers (as the name suggests), require you to ‘mix’ cold and hot water until you get your desired temperature. There are 2 types of mixer showers:

There are 2 types of Mixer Shower:

  • Standard mixer shower - these rely on you to physically use the shower controls to mix your hot and cold water supplies.

  • Thermostatic mixer shower - these are able to automatically reach and maintain the temperature you desire, giving you a more enjoyable shower experience. The valve that mixes the hot and cold water can either be 'exposed' (as seen with a shower appliance that hangs on your shower wall) or "built in" (BIV) and sit behind your bathroom wall (giving you a neater shower installation).

With a broad array of stylish mixer showers available to choose from there is bound to be one that would be a great addition for your bathroom.

Digital ShowersCheap Digital Showers

Digital showers are the most recent addition to the shower family, making it possible to control the temperature and flow of your shower's water supply using an easy to use digital display screen.

When it comes to Digital showers you have a massive choice of options at your finger tips to help ensure your shower is running exactly as you want it to.

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