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We’ve Got A Shiny NEW Electric Shower Range!

We’ve just launched a brand new range of electric showers for 2012, and we’re very excited about it – we can’t wait to tell you all about our GSX Range! The range comprises 3 brand new showers, (so there’s a choice to suit all budgets) and they’re exclusively available to order from us online. Plus,  for a limited time only, we’re offering these showers from £79.99 – so make sure you snap one up before the offer runs out!*

The GSX range offers 3 choices – the GSX, GSX Plus and GSX Deluxe. Standard on each of the showers are the following features:

  • Four temperature settings (including a full COLD setting – perfect for hot summer days or after exercise);
  • A low-pressure warning indicator (helpful, should there be any water supply issues);
  • Complete with an adjustable height, 3 spray pattern handset (providing comfort for the whole family).
GSX Shower

The GSX Shower

Upgrade to the GSX Plus or Deluxe, and you’ll be rewarded with some rather sophisticated features, (if we do say so ourselves!) which we’ll explain later on in the post.

So, Why Go Electric?

Electric showers are great for all types of installations – new or replacement showers. Installations are usually straightforward when replacing an old shower, but if you are upgrading or downgrading the power rating or installing a brand new shower, make sure your shower is installed by a Part P registered electrician.

Electric showers do not rely on your home’s stored hot water supply, meaning they can be an energy and cost efficient option. They heat water on demand, meaning that they’re ideal for a second or en-suite bathroom and will not deplete your hot water reserve.

And there’s also peace of mind with our GSX range – they’re all safe and easy to use for the whole family. With either simple push buttons (GSX Plus and Deluxe) or rotary controls (GSX), it’s easy to choose one of the 4 heat settings available. Enhanced controls on the GSX Plus (LED illumination) and the GSX Deluxe (LCD display) provide visual feedback for more assured showering.  

Handsets

We think the new GSX handsets are also pretty cool – each model has a three spray, multi-mode handset supplied, allowing you to choose a spray pattern to suit your mood. Whether you want a refreshing shower to wake you up first thing in the morning, or something a little more relaxing before bedtime, there’ll be a spray pattern to suit. Depending on which model you go for, you’ll have either a white or chrome handset to complement your shower.

GSX Handset

GSX Handset

GSX Deluxe Handset

GSX Deluxe Handset

 

Design

The GSX range has been designed and styled to complement any type of bathroom – whether contemporary or traditional. Each of the showers is finished in stylish, bright white with chrome and white detailing, depending on the model. Plus, all GSX showers come with a 2 year parts and labour guarantee as well as FREE next working day delivery!

GSX Plus Shower

The GSX Plus Shower

GSX Deluxe Shower

The GSX Deluxe Shower

 

Gainsborough GSX Electric Shower – Perfect For Those On A Budget

Gainsborough’s robust new GSX electric shower is a great choice for new and replacement installations. Its rotary style controls couldn’t be easier to use, whilst its LED ‘power on’ button and low pressure warning light ensures safe showering for all.

  • 4 heat settings – including a full cold setting
  • Easy-glide, rotary controls to adjust heat settings
  • 8.5kW power unit – our most popular engine size
  • LED light indicates power on – visual reassurance
  • Low pressure warning light
  • Adjustable height shower rail and 3 spray handset
  • Audible ‘click’ on handset clearly identifies change from one spray pattern to another
  • Finished in white with white/chrome riser rail and white handset
  • 2 Year Parts and Labour Guarantee
  • Introductory Offer Price £79.99*

Gainsborough GSX Plus Electric Shower – The Ideal Family Shower

User-friendly features, such as the illuminated push button controls, intelligent automatic heat setting switch and intelligent phased shutdown, mean that Gainsborough’s new GSX Plus is perfect for family bathrooms. The GSX Plus will automatically switch to a lower heat setting if an excessively high heat setting is selected. Meanwhile, unpleasant, hot water ‘hangovers’ are eliminated, thanks to the GSX Plus’ phased shutdown: hot water left over at the end of a shower is flushed from the element as soon as the shower is turned off – ensuring the next user doesn’t receive a burst of hot water and also helping to reduce limescale build-up.

  • In addition to GSX Electric Shower features:
  • Intelligent, automatic heat setting switch – prevents excessively high heat from being selected
  • Phased shut-down safety feature
  • Memory setting – if the GSX Deluxe is not isolated from the electricity supply after use, it will use its most recent heat setting
  • Finished in white with a white/chrome riser rail and chrome handset
  • Introductory Offer Price £89.99*

Gainsborough GSX Deluxe Electric Shower – For Those Who Like A Little Luxury

For electric showering luxury, look no further than our new GSX Deluxe. In addition to the standard features, including heat settings with simple to use, push button controls, an intelligent automatic heat setting switch, which prevents a dangerously high heat setting being selected, an intelligent phased shut-down feature – flushing hot water from the shower’s element to avoid unpleasant hot water ‘hangovers’ – the GSX Deluxe benefits from a crystal clear, easy to understand LCD display.

  • In addition to GSX Plus Electric Shower features:
  • Illuminated LCD display that indicates actual shower’s temperature**, shower duration, active heat setting, power on, low pressure warning indicator and error messages
  • Finished in white with a chrome rail and coordinated, chrome handset
  • Introductory Offer Price £119.99*

* Introductory Offer runs until 23rd September 2012.

** Please note: the actual temperature will be shown approximately 2°C higher than at handset.

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How do electric showers work?

For many of us, electric showers are a part of our everyday lives. They may be the first thing we use in the morning, or perhaps the last thing at night. But although your electric shower may be an important part of your daily routine, do you actually know how it works? Knowing the basics about electric showers can help you know what to do should anything ever going wrong.

The first point to note about electric showers is that they work independently of your hot water system and boiler. This means that should your boiler ever fail you’ll still be able to have a hot shower. This is because electric showers connect directly to the mains cold water supply and heat this water instantly on demand. Electric showers are therefore good for busy households as there is no chance that the hot water will run out. They are also good for households that have low hot water pressure, providing the mains pressure is adequate.

White Electric Shower

Almost any household can have an electric shower fitted, regardless of the hot water system. The cold mains water that is fed into the unit passes over a heating element and is heated up before being delivered through the shower head. An easy way to understand it is to think of the shower working in a similar way to a kettle, if a little bit more sophisticated!

The temperature of water selected by the user will affect the flow of water that is delivered. For example, the colder the water selected is, the more powerful the flow will be. This is because the water will need to spend less time passing over the heating element therefore resulting in a more powerful flow. Conversely, the hotter the temperature selected, the longer time the water will take to be heated by the element, and therefore the resulting flow of water will be lower. This is why the flow of water will always be lower when a high temperature is selected.

Satin Chrome Electric Shower

To combat lower flow rates, electric showers are available with different engine sizes. The engines are measured by kilowatt ratings, and the most commonly available sizes are 8.5kW, 9.5kW and 10.5kW. The higher the kilowatt rating, the more powerful the flow of the water will be as the engine has more power to heat it. Higher kilowatt showers will use more energy, however, resulting in higher running costs.

When installing an electric shower, a Part P registered electrician may be required to assess and carry out any electrical work. This is particularly important when replacing an old shower and upgrading or downgrading the kilowatt rating as it may be necessary to change the electrical cabling.

So, now you’ve found out how they work, why not browse our great range of electric showers to find the perfect one for you?

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Add Some Bling To Your Bathroom!

For those looking for the flashiest of flushes, how about a toilet decorated with 72,000 pieces of Swarovski crystal?

 Swarovski Toilet

Valued at around £83,000, this Luxury Loo took around a month for Swarovski jewellers to complete and went on display in Tokyo in December, at a Lixil showroom in Ginza, one of the city’s shopping districts.

The Japanese are well known for their love of advanced toilets, including preset water temperature and heated seats, however, they will have to admire the Flashy Throne from afar as it isn’t available to buy.

Now, while our showers may not be as glamorous as a Swarovski toilet, our CSE electric showers are finished in beautiful satin chrome, allowing you to have your own ‘bit of bling’ in your bathroom.

All accessories in the cse range are all fully chromed, giving your shower a contemporary look and feel.

Browse through our range of our satin chrome electric showers to find your next shower.

And if your bathroom budget doesn’t quite stretch to £83,000, then how about £50 for a Swarovski container? This little gem is available directly from Swarovski and would be fantastic as a glam toothbrush holder!

Swarovski Container

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