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New GT Mixer Shower Range!

While the sun was thinking about whether to come out or not for summer, we were busy working on expanding our portfolio of products, and now, just in time for the sunshine, we’ve just launched our brand new GT mixer shower range!

Comprising of 5 new thermostatic mixer showers, ranging from bar showers to dual headed showers, our GT range starts at just £99.99 for the entry level GT250. All of these mixer showers are universal, meaning they can be used in any water system – gravity-fed, combi boiler or high-pressure.

We’ll now take you through each model and explain the features and benefits…

GT250 – Entry level bar shower: £99.99

The GT250 bar mixer shower is a fantastic option for everyday showering – combining modern looks with precision thermostatic performance. A quality brass-bodied bar valve finished in stylish chrome means that the GT250 would complement all different types of bathroom decor. Handy features include an adjustable height shower head to enable the whole family to shower in comfort, rub clean nozzles on the shower head, and a maximum temperature override button to provide extra peace of mind when selecting higher temperatures. The models is an ideal replacement bar shower for any bar valves with standard ¾” connectors at 150mm centres.

GT250 Bar Mixer Shower: £99.99

GT250 Bar Mixer Shower: £99.99

GT350 – Luxury bar shower: £129.99

Upgrade to the GT350 luxury bar shower and you’ll have a whole host of additional features. The valve itself is much sleeker and stylish, the shower hose is deluxe easy-clean chrome and the three spray shower head enables each user to choose a spray pattern to suit them. The shower rail is much longer, at 600mm and the adjustable fixing brackets make replacing a bar shower much easier as the rail fixing can be adjusted to cover exisitng holes.

GT350 Bar Mixer Shower: £129.99

GT350 Bar Mixer Shower: £129.99

GT450 – Dual head bar shower: £199.99

Our top of the range bar mixer shower, the GT450 bar mixer shower has two shower heads an 180mm drencher head and an adjustable head, and an integrated diverter – allowing you to switch between the two heads with ease. The prolong the life of the deluxe chrome shower hose, there’s a handy anti-swivel hose connector. Plus, a temperature override button provides extra peace of mind when selecting higher temperatures.

GT450 Dual Head Bar Mixer Shower: £199.99

GT450 Dual Head Bar Mixer Shower: £199.99

GT550 – Exposed chrome shower & GT650 – Concealed chrome shower

There are two other new mixer showers in the GT range – the GT550 exposed valve and the GT650 concealed valve – for customers who prefer a concentric valve over a bar valve. The GT550 exposed mixer shower is suited to customers who want to quickly and simply replace an older shower, and the GT650 concealed mixer shower which would be a great choice for bathroom refurbishments and any customers with smaller showering enclosures.

GT550 Exposed Mixer Shower: £199.99

GT550 Exposed Mixer Shower: £199.99

GT650 Concealed Mixer Shower: £199.99

GT650 Concealed Mixer Shower: £199.99

All five new mixer showers are available on our website now!


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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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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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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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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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13 for 2013 [Part Two]

Welcome to Part 2 of our 13 for 2013 posts. In this post, we’ll go through the last few features of our website, starting with…

8.) New Showers

In our opinion, this is the most exciting part of our website. It’s where we list all of our latest shower models. Currently, our new GSX electric showers are featured, but later this year we’ll be adding lots more new models and we can’t wait! Our product team are currently busy planning the new releases, and as soon as they’re launched you’ll find them on the New Showers pages. We always link through to the individual product pages from this page to allow our customers to find out more information and buy if they wish.

9.) Next Working Day Delivery

We deliver all of our showers and spare parts to UK customers completely free of charge. Small spare parts are sent via Royal Mail First Class service, while large parts (such as engines) and showers are delivered by courier on the next working day (when ordered before 2pm).

10.) Register Your Guarantee

For complete peace of mind, customers who buy a Gainsborough shower can register their guarantee online quickly and easily. There’s a handy button on our homepage, and there’s also a link within the Advice Centre.

11.) Shower Articles

To provide our customers with interesting and informative we’ve added several shower articles on our site. These articles are designed to help our customer in their search to buy a new shower, and they range from explaining the differences between electric and mixer showers to the pros and cons of different shower types.

12.) Installation Guides

Our showers are all supplied with an Installation Guide, but in case the hard copy gets misplaced, we’ve added downloadable PDFs onto our website. These shower installation guides can all be found within the Advice Centre

13.) About Us – History

Did you know that Gainsborough Showers has been established for over forty years? The About Our History section explains the varied heritage of the company from its humble beginnings back in 1972. It makes interesting reading for anyone curious about how Gainsborough Showers has evolved over the years.

So, that concludes our 13 helpful website features for 2013. We hope you enjoyed our 2-part series.

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13 for 2013! [Part One]

Seeing as we’re in a brand New Year (although, almost at the end of the first month – where did January go?) we thought it would be a nice idea to explain 13 of the most helpful features on our websiteWhile 13 might be unlucky for some, we think it’s the perfect number. Our ultimate mission is to make buying a shower online quick, simple and painless. And to make sure we achieve that mission, we know that we need to have a brilliant website!

Gainsborough Website

This post will explain the first 7 features. Look out for Part Two which will go through the final 6 features.

1.) The Shower Store

We consider the Shower Store to be the heart of our website. It’s where we list all of our current ranges of showers, whether electric, mixer or  digital. We have made it easy for our customers to break down the categories even further by price, colour (for electrics) and home water system (for mixers) depending on which criteria are important. On each product page we have added plenty of detail to allow users to make an informed purchasing decision. So, that includes all features, as well as technical information such as water entry points as well as minimum and maximum pressure. We also display suggested alternative products at the bottom of each product page in case the current product is not quite suitable. Once the decision has been made, it’s a straightforward process to add the shower to the basket and complete the checkout process. And of course, all showers on our website are delivered free of charge.

2.) Help Me Choose

Now, while the Shower Store is definitely the heart of the site, the Help Me Choose function will be the starting point for many users. Help Me Choose has designed for customers who are not quite sure where to start. It will help them determine whether they want a mixer or an electric shower. For those who would like a mixer shower, the feature will help them work out which type of hot water system they have, if they are unsure. Once the type of shower has been determined, users will be directed to the relevant product listings with the Shower Store.

3.) Shower FAQs

Although many of our customers come to our website to buy a new shower, we have some current customers who may require some assistance. Our Shower FAQs have been devised by our knowledgeable Customer Service team to ensure that they contain the most appropriate advice. To keep things clear, the FAQs are separated into three sections: Electric Shower FAQs, Mixer Shower FAQs and General FAQs. On each page, users can find the solutions to some of the most commonly asked questions. We know this feature is particularly handy when the customer service department is closed. On every page, there is the option to contact us, whether by phone or email, should customers require further assistance.

4.) Parts Store

In addition to customers buying new showers and seeking advice, the Gainsborough website is also used as a spare parts store. If a part needs replacing, or the shower needs a refresh with a new hose or shower head, it’s very simple to find the relevant part and purchase. Customers can either browse by their shower model and then select the part from an exploded diagram, or alternatively type the part code into the search bar to be taken to the correct listing. Any customers that are unsure about their shower model can use the helpful Find Your Shower tool. Once the part has been selected, it is a simple process to add it the basket and complete the purchase. As with all showers, all spare parts come with free delivery.

5.) Shower Glossary

Our shower glossary is a relatively new addition to the website. It’s designed to help customers with some of the tricky technical terms that may be a bit confusing. At the moment, the Glossary can be found in the Advice Centre, but we plan to add a handy link in the future from each Product Page to make it easier to find (we’re nice like that).

6.) Replace an Old Model

If you have an older Gainsborough shower which is nearing the end of its life; and instead of buying a spare part you’d rather buy a brand new shower, then the Replace an Old Model page should be your first port of call. This page lists all of our older, now obsolete models, and suggests the best retro-fit replacement showers. Each suggestion conveniently links through to the respective Product Page too.

7.) Blog!

Yes, it’s this blog in position 7! Since it’s launch in February 2012 (almost 1 year old!), our blog has significantly increased in popularity, and continues to grow month on month. It’s now a valuable information and advice source for anyone interested in Gainsborough Showers – both current and potential new customers. We love to hear from you, so don’t be afraid to leave us a comment on any of our posts. And did you know it’s possible to receive this blog directly to your inbox? Sign up today and you’ll never have to come looking for us! A recent addition to our blog is the Twitter stream which features our latest tweets. And if you’re on Twitter, make sure you come and follow us @GainsShowers.

Stay tuned for Part 2 coming soon!

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Calling All Affiliates!

We’ve just signed up to one of the leading affiliate networks and we’re looking for website publishers to help drive traffic and sales to our website.

So, if you have a website, why not sign up to join our programme?

What is affiliate marketing?

Firstly, let’s explain what affiliate marketing is. It’s a marketing tool, which is extremely cost-effective. Advertisers (such as Gainsborough Showers) benefit from ‘pay-for-performance’ results. Website publishers (known as affiliates) add banners, buttons, adverts and links to their website to help drive traffic and sales to the advertiser’s website. For every sale that is made, the advertisers pay commission to the publisher by tracking the transactions.

What are the benefits for affiliates?

Joining our programme will have a number of benefits for affiliates too. These are:

  • The programme is completely free to join
  • It’s simple and easy to set it up
  • More and more consumers are buying bathroom products online – more opportunities for commission

The benefits for Gainsborough Showers

Here at Gainsborough we’re really excited about the possibilities of starting a new affiliate programme. Our customers love that they can buy a shower online, quickly and easily with no fuss, and by adding further opportunities for them to do that will really help towards achieving our goals as a business. We hope that this programme will create more awareness of our electric, mixer and digital showers – from our best-selling 8.5 se, to our trusty Ambassador mixer, right through to our premium digital range. The affiliate programme will also help to raise awareness of our new GSX electric shower range, which starts from only £89.99 for our GSX 8.5.

How To Join

Website owners can become a member of Affiliate Future and apply for our programme – our merchant ID is 5774. It’s as easy as that!

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