Bank Holiday Deals…This Weekend!

It’s another Bank Holiday weekend, so what will you be doing with your extra day off work? Let’s be honest, the weather is usually a let down so most of us end us inside – either at home or in a shopping centre somewhere taking advantage of the Bank Holiday deals.

If you’re planning a weekend at home, then how about dedicating some time to home improvements and refreshing your bathroom? Often the smallest room of the home, the bathroom is also usually one of the most neglected too. If your bathroom is in some need of a little TLC, how about taking advantage of some of our great offers that are running over this Bank Holiday weekend?

We’ve got some deals on the three different showering technologies – electric, mixer and digital – so there’s been no better time to snap up a deal.

Electric Showers

Electric showers are the most popular type of shower in the UK today – have you got one at home? This weekend, we’ve got our fantastic discounts on the GSX electric range:

GSX 8.5 reduced from £89.99 to £79.99

GSX Plus 8.5 reduced from £119.99 to £89.99

GSX Deluxe 8.5 reduced from £139.99 to £119.99

Mixer Showers

If you prefer to use your hot water system to heat your shower, then you’re better suited to a mixer shower rather than an electric. Our fab range of Ambassador thermostatic mixer showers is currently reduced from £152.00 down to £120.00. This range is available in both exposed and concealed designs, and each model is designed for a specific water system – combi boiler, high pressure or gravity-fed (low pressure) to make sure the shower works perfectly for the characteristics of the water system.

Digital Showers

The third type of shower technology that we offer is the newest and most innovative – digital shower technology. Digital showers can be installed with minimal disturbance to your bathroom as they are powered by a remote processor which is sited away from the shower controls (either in the loft, airing cupboard or under the bath). The water is fed from the processor to the shower head to deliver a sensational shower experience. Both of our digital showers are reduced over the weekend. The Gainsborough Digital Shower (for high pressure and combi boiler systems) is currently £399.00, down from £499.00, and the Gainsborough Pumped Digital Shower (for gravity-fed/low pressure systems) is discounted by £100 from £599.00 to £499.00.

As always, all of our showers are available with free next working day delivery to UK customers, and each of our showers comes with a manufacturer’s guarantee as standard.

 Update your Shower

Alternatively, if you don’t need a brand new shower, but you’d like to refresh part of your shower – perhaps the head or hose – then our comprehensive shower parts store has a range of spare parts available to buy online, again all with free delivery.

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Only 2 weeks left on our GSX Promotion!

You’ve got just 2 weeks left to take advantage of our fantastic GSX Promotion!

We’ve discounted the 3 stylish electric showers for the whole of May, and you can currently save up to £30 off a family-friendly GSX Plus 8.5, now only £89.99.

GSX Plus 8.5 Electric Shower

Reduced from £119.99 to £89.99

The GSX range of electric showers were introduced to the Gainsborough Showers family last year. All three models come with an economical 8.5kW (at 240V) engine, as well as two years parts and labour guarantee and free delivery as standard to give you complete peace of mind.

The entry level GSX 8.5 electric shower is fantastic value for money, and is currently reduced from £89.99 to £79.99. And despite its low cost, this electric shower has plenty of features – four heat setting, adjustable height shower rail system, choice of three spray shower head.

GSX 8.5 Electric Shower

Only £79.99 until the end of May!

Finally, the top-of-the-range GSX Deluxe 8.5 is now only £119.99, down from £139.99. This shower’s crowning glory is its illuminated LCD display, which feeds back useful information to the user, such as shower duration and temperature setting.

GSX Deluxe 8.5 Electric Shower

Now only £119.99

Both the GSX Plus 8.5 and the GSX Deluxe 8.5  have two significant safety features:

  1. Automatic heating setting switch down, which automatically switches to a lower heat setting if the user selects a dangerously high heat setting.
  2. Intelligent phased shutdown, which safeguards the next user by flushing residual hot water from the system. As well as protecting the next user, this feature also reduces lime scale build-up on the shower’s element, prolonging the life of the shower – a bonus for anyone who lives  in a hard water area.

So don’t miss out, get your new glossy electric shower before it’s too late!

And don’t forget, we’ve got another Bank Holiday coming up soon…

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How Much Do Showers Cost To Run?

A ‘Sustainable Shower Study’ conducted by Unilever (who own Radox bath and shower products) has revealed the nation’s showering habits and how much these habits are costing us…

Using a shower sensor to monitor showers taken by 100 families over 10 days (2,600 in total) the research had some interesting findings, including:

  • More women than men multi-task in the shower, brushing their teeth, washing hair and shaving. 
  • Teenage girls on average, spend nine and a half minutes in the shower, costing approx £123 a year
  • Boys aged 12 and under spend longer in the shower than anyone else – around 10 minutes on average

The research concluded that the cost of showering for the average four person family in the UK is £416 a year, or the equivalent of 90,000 litres of water.

An average eight minute shower, with an average water flow rate, uses approximately 62 litres of water and costs around 30p. This is compared to the average bath, which uses 80 litres of water.

So, not only will shorter showers save water, you’ll also be saving those pennies too!

 

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May Specials on GSX Electric Showers

For the month of May, we’re giving you a special treat – save up to £30 on our GSX electric shower range!

The three GSX shower models are our most sophisticated electric showers yet. We launched them last summer, and now, for one month only we’re offering them to you at special prices!

GSX 8.5was £89.99, now £79.99 SAVE £10!

GSX Plus 8.5was £119.99, now £89.99 SAVE £30!

GSX Deluxe 8.5was £139.99, now £119.99 SAVE £20!

Plus, our GSX showers come from 2 years parts and labour guarantee and next working day delivery as standard!

Glossy White Showers

These stylish white electric shower complement both contemporary and more traditional style bathrooms – and their versatility means that they’re ideal for an en suite or even as a main family shower. All three showers come with certain features as standard:

  • Four temperature settings (including a full cold setting – perfect for cooling down on a summer’s day or after exercise)
  • A low pressure warning indicator (helpful in case there are any water supply issues)
  • An adjustable height shower rail (so that the whole family can shower in comfort)
  • Three spray pattern shower head (versatility to suit the user’s preference)
  • 8.5kW engine (our most popular and economical engine size)
  • Glossy white finish with white and chrome detailing
GSX 8.5 Electric Shower

GSX 8.5 now £79.99!

Upgrade to the GSX Plus for extra features

For the month of May, pay an extra £10 and you’ll get a whole host of extra features. The GSX Plus has illuminated push button controls (upgraded from the manual rotary control on the GSX) which make using the shower a doddle, and provide visual feedback and reassurance to the user. What’s more, you’ll get a stylish chrome shower head instead of white. In addition, safety features for extra peace of mind come as standard on the GSX Plus. The intuitive automatic heat setting switch down automatically switches down to a lower heat setting if a dangerously high heat setting is selected by the user; and our intelligent phased shutdown flushes all residual hot water from the element at the end of each shower. This not only protects the next user from a blast of hot water when they turn the shower on, but it also helps to prolong the life of the heating element, by reducing limescale build-up – pretty nifty, eh?

GSX Plus 8.5 Electric Shower

GSX Plus 8.5 now £89.99!

A touch of luxury – the GSX Deluxe

Finally, if you look for the best things in life, the GSX Deluxe is definitely for you, and until 31st May you can save £20 so don’t delay! In addition to the features described above, with the GSX Deluxe you’ll also benefit from a crystal clear LCD display – a feature never seen on any of our electric showers before! This illuminated display indicates the shower temperature*, shower duration (handy for time keeping or monitoring your water usage), the active heat setting, power on, low pressure warning indicator as well as any error messages.

GSX Deluxe 8.5 Electric Shower

GSX Deluxe 8.5 now £119.99!

All special offers on the GSX range are available from the Gainsborough Showers website until 31st May 2013.

* please note that actual temperature shown on screen will be approximately 2°C higher than at shower head.

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Friday Poll

It’s time for our latest Friday Poll!

This week, we’d like to know how many showers you have in your home.

Happy Friday everyone!

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Refresh Your Bathroom This Easter

The Easter bank holiday weekend is typically the time when we start thinking about improvements around the home – from starting or completing DIY tasks, to painting the spare bedroom or just generally de-cluttering the cupboards, there’s always something on the list to be done. If you’re planning to give your bathroom a refresh this Easter weekend, then why not consider one of our brand new gse graphite electric showers?

graphite electric shower

We think these graphite electric showers would look striking in a variety of different bathroom styles – from contemporary to more traditional. They’re available in a choice of three power ratings: 8.5kW, 9.5kW and 10.5kW, so there is a choice to suit most households. We know that our customers like their bathrooms to be stylish, and no longer is the bathroom the ‘forgotten’ room of the home. We have developed this graphite range of electric showers to meet increasing customer demand for different styles and designs.”

One of the biggest bathroom trends for 2013 is a simple, natural style of bathroom. The use of simple lines and natural materials, such as woods and stones, to recreate a spa-like feel at home are all set to make their mark on bathrooms in 2013. The use of graphite colour would complement natural stone beautifully, so our gse showers would work well with this emerging style.

If you are interested in finding out more about the new gse range, the 3 electric showers are now listed on our website www.gainsboroughshowers.co.uk and prices start from £122 for the 8.5 gse.

 

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New Electric Shower Range!

We’re very excited to announce the launch of our newest electric shower range – the gse range!

The gse range is our first range of graphite coloured showers – we had increasing demand from our customers to introduce a graphite range alongside our gloss white and satin chrome ranges, so here it is!

Gainsborough gse range

The gse range is available in 3 power ratings: 8.5kW, 9.5kW and 10.5kW so there will be a shower to suit most households. The showers offer easy-to-use controls making them suitable for the whole family to operate.

Electric showers have become increasingly popular in the UK in recent years due to their wide range of benefits. We have previously written a post on the benefits of electric showers.

All of our gse showers are supplied with fully chromed accessories (height adjustable shower rail, shower head and shower hose) to give them a contemporary finish. The 8.5kW and 9.5kW models are supplied with a single spray shower head, while the 10.5kW model is upgraded to a three spray shower head.

graphite electric showers

Safety Features

All three models in the gse range have a selection of safety features, including:

  • over temperature protection, which protects the user from selecting dangerously high temperatures
  • phased shut down, which switches the shower off gradually, flushing residual hot water from the system – protecting the next user and also reducing limescale build-up around the heating element to prolong the life of the shower.

Replacement Showers

Many of our customers with older Gainsborough electric showers will find that the gse range is a suitable replacement. We’ve listed all relevant shower models and any necessary information on our replacement showers page.

Prices start from £122 for the 8.5 gse electric shower, and all 3 models include free delivery.

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Interesting Facts About Showers [Infographic]

Today is World Water Way, and to raise awareness of water usage, we have posted a fascinating infographic about showering.

In the UK, around 68% of household water is used in the bathroom – mostly in toilet flushing and showers and baths.

We also found the Men vs Women statistics particularly interesting.

For example, 70% of men shower daily compared to 57% of women, however, 64% of women think about to-do lists in the shower compared to 48% of men. So does this mean that women are too busy to shower everyday? And when they do, they are still thinking about other tasks to do? This may be why they tend to shower for 2 minutes longer than men.

Have a read through and leave a comment to let us know what you think…


[Via: What are your showering habits?]

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New Era in Air Travel – Photon Showers

Business travellers are always looking for ways to make travelling more comfortable. After all, frequenting flying is tiring and business travellers often have meetings straight from the airport. What little sleep they manage to get on the flight is often interrupted, causing stress and tiredness. Furthermore, time differences and jet lag can make the situation even worse. 

So, Delta Airlines have presented a concept “photon shower” which uses bright lights instead of water to wake up tired travellers. It’s been described as a “90 second light bath”. When the starting and destination cities are put into the shower, it can calculate how many time zones have been crossed and how much light is therefore needed to combat jet lag. Very clever!

Photon Shower

This is not the first time an airline has experimented with light therapy; Finnair has offered business travellers bright light therapy into the ear canal since 2012.

What do you think of this “light shower”? Would you be tempted to use it on a long flight?

At the moment it is just a concept product, but it could be making its way to aeroplanes in the future.

Image courtesy of LinkedIn

 

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Water Saving Infographic – Great Ways To Save Water

Saving water is one of our priorities here at Gainsborough Showers. We’re always looking for ways we can reduce the amount of water our showers use, whilst still giving a great performance for our customers.

We came across this great infographic from Water Saving Ideas which explains how much water is used in producing food and other household items. It’s a real eye opener! Although many of us often think about fixing dripping taps, turning the tap off when brushing our teeth, and taking shorter showers to save water, how many of us actually consider how much water is used to produce the food that we eat everyday?

At the end of the infographic, it suggests ways you can save water through switching certain groceries (although switching milk for beer sounds fun but we’re not quite sure about that one!)

Water Saving Infographic

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