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Shower Pump installed in Stevenage, Hertfordshire

How to rectify a badly fitted shower head and shower pump

The shower in this home in Stevenage Old Town had been installed incorrectly in two main areas:

1. Plastic pipe had been used to install the deluge shower head overhang. This was not stable enough to hold a heavy shower head so there was lots of movement in the shower head fittings. Therefore our job was to create a tight round (not square) hole in the plaster board behind using timber for strength so that we could install a solid fixing from which the heavy deluge shower head could hang without movement.

2. Pipework had been incorrectly installed using tight connector bends that restrict the water flow preventing the water system from activating the flow switches on demand due to the low pressure and restricted flow. The shower also did not have its own independent cold water feed from the cold water storage tank – a requirement that we would always advise. Therefore we had to create our own independent feeds up through the eves and into the storage water tank in the loft ensuring we used sweeping pulled bends and not tight 90 degree connectors that restrict water flow.

The result of this job was an efficiently run shower with no movement in the shower head. The shower pump we used was a Stuart and Turner ‘monsoon’ giving 2 bar pressure.

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Quooker & Ensuite Installed in Loft Conversion in Tewin

Instant hot water in office in newly converted loft

We undertook a large plumbing project in a loft conversion in Tewin working in conjunction with the loft builders, plasters and decorators.

The loft conversion created a new bedroom, bathroom and office so our job was to install a free standing bath, shower, towel radiator as well as an on-demand programmable hot water system called a Quooker that ensures you always have hot water without the need to boil a kettle. However unlike a kettle, the Quooker‘s hot water is stored in an insulated flask so doesn’t need constantly re-boiling – it’s for offices in lofts. Click here to find out more about the benefits of a Quooker.

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Utility Room and Shower installed in Tewin

Utility room and shower installed in extension

Shower installed in Utility room

Pipework and pump above shower provides a better flow in a downstairs room

One of our regular customers in Tewin near Welwyn Garden City extended their kitchen to provide space for a utility room and shower room. Therefore this involved adding new pipework to connect the washing machine, shower and toilet to the existing plumbing. Working alongside the builders and tilers we added new pipework and connected the new utilities. When installing new utilities it is important to add isolator values which means the water flow to each item in the new utility room can be independently switched off in emergencies or for maintenance.

Howewood Plumbing provided lots of great advice before we decided on how to plan out new utility and shower room. Would recommend them without hesitation.

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If you would like a new bathroom installed, contact us for a free no obligation quote, call 07977 924459 or email milton@homewoodplumbing.co.uk