Mixer Showers

Mixer Showers are taking the showering industry by storm with unique designs and ingenious, user-friendly features. They work but taking water from your hot and cold feeds and combining the inside the mixing valve to the optimum temperature. Mixer showers are usually available in one of three choices, Exposed Valve or Variable (EV), Built-In Rigid (BIR) and Built-In Valve or Variable (BIV). Exposed valve mixer showers are mounted inside the showering area with pipes that connect through the wall, built-in rigid mixer showers are installed inside the wall with just the shower control and the rigid shower head visible, and lastly the built-in valve mixer shower has the valve installed in the wall but with an adjustable riser rail fitted in the shower area. You’ll often see BIR and BIV mixer showers described as “concealed” like below.

 
 
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  20. Essentials Thermostatic Mixer Shower - Round Bar Valve with Adjustable Head

  21. Architeckt Square Bar Shower Valve Bottom Outlet

  22. Essentials Stick Handle Round Concealed Shower

  23. Essentials Round Concealed Stick Shower with Wall Mounted Fixed Shower Head

  24. Essentials Loop Handle Round Concealed Shower

  25. Architeckt Thermostatic Mixer Shower - Conical Bar Valve with Adjustable Head

  26. Essentials Square Thermostatic Shower Valve in Chrome - One Outlet

  27. Essentials Round Concealed Loop Shower with Wall Mounted Fixed Shower Head

  28. Essentials Round Concealed Loop Shower with Ceiling Mounted Fixed Shower Head

  29. Essentials Mixer Shower - Round Bar Valve with Adjustable Head

  30. Architeckt Thermostatic Mixer Shower - Square Bar Valve with Adjustable Head

  31. Architeckt Alexandra Concealed Thermostatic Shower Valve - One Outlet

  32. Park Lane Lever & Cross Handle Concealed Shower Valve - One Outlet

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  37. Architeckt Thermostatic Mixer Shower – Round Bar Valve with Round Drench & Adjustable Heads

  38. Mira Coda Pro Valve Only

  39. Park Lane Traditional Lever & Cross Handle Concealed Shower

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  42. Architeckt Thermostatic Mixer Shower Round Bar Valve Round Drench and Adjustable Heads Matte Black

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Reviews

Aqualisa Midas Plus Thermostatic Bar Mixer Shower

Excellent shower performance at a great price.

This bar shower gives an excellent performance at a great price. It is a quality product from Aqualisa with good looks and a five year guarantee.

R J Cundy

Mira Silver Thermostatic Exposed Valve Mixer Shower

Impressive Product

Although I already had high hopes for this Mira product, I was delighted that it exceeded my expectations. The quality of this shower is excellent and the appearance is modern and stylish. Compared to similar models that are available in DIY stores, Mira Silver is brilliant value for money. Having a morning shower with Mira Silver starts my day making me feel invigorated. I would recommend this shower to anyone.

Lilyana Woodward

Mira Coda Pro ERD Bar Mixer Shower with Diverter

Mira shower...fantastic

Absolutely delighted with our New Mira shower....price very competitive......ordering simple.....delivery spot on....arrived when you said it would...looks fab and both heads give a great showering experience....in fact we were so impressed we ordered another one for our daughter!

AnneG

Mira Excel E Exposed Thermostatic Chrome Shower Valve

Thumbs up for PlumbWorld and Mira Excel

Exactly what I wanted. Excellent product. Very good price. Delivered bang on time. What's not to love!

June Simmons

Mira Adept BRD+ Thermostatic Mixer Shower

Quality product at a competitive price

Excellent shower with great control and showering options, looks great

Paul

Triton Tees Bar Mixer Shower Chrome

Fantastic quality

Just had the shower installed recently and what can I say. Absolute quality from Triton! Looks fantastic, the main showerhead is very impressive and the diverter is probably better than my old shower itself!! If you add a decent quality shower pump for pressure I think youve just about got the perfect shower. Would recommend to everyone and the only disappointment is that Im not in it right now!! Pure quality at a very reasonable price, A1 and 5 stars.

B. Cody

Architeckt Thermostatic Mixer Shower – Square Bar Valve with Square Drench & Adjustable Heads

Elegant, classy and timeless

As with my taps, very pleased with this product. Not in situ yet, though. Was surprised the shower head is so light-weight but still looking forward to using the product.

Customer from Norwich

Marflow Shower PL8 - Shower Fixing Plate (PL8)

Marflow Shower PL8 - Shower Fixing Plate (PL8)

Excellent. Confidence that 150mm centre is accurate and pipes clamped securely considering the this plate supports the pipes on which the shower bar hangs

Cyril Jones

Park Lane Thermostatic Mixer Shower – Crosshead Valve with Round Drench & Adjustable Heads

Nice conventional design shower

Wanted conventional design shower. This fitted the bill. Good price and excellent quick delivery. Would recommend shower & Plumbworld.

Michael Booth

Aqualisa Midas 220 Mixer Shower with Adjustable Head

Great Shower

Quality build, bought as much for the shower head as the nice design overall. Everything works like a charm.

Bodger81

 

A Mixer Shower For The Whole Family

A mixer shower is the perfect type of shower for those who want an invigorating, memorable experience as opposed to a quick wash. Whereas electric showers require an electrical connection, a mixer shower doesn’t and simply runs off a cold and hot water feed which are mixed together in the valve before being pushed through the showerhead. Mixer showers offer a much higher flow rate when compared to electric showers and better yet, they can be coupled with a separate shower pump to increase the flow further. Plumbworld’s comprehensive range of mixer showers from Mira, Triton and other world renowned manufacturers will ensure you get the highest quality shower currently available.

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Stylish & Stunning Showers

Because the mixer shower doesn’t require an inbuilt pump or heating element, the designs of the valves can be much more focused on aesthetics. More often than not valves are quite minimalist and don’t protrude into the showering area too much; they can also be built into the shower wall for extra aesthetics whilst retaining all their normal functionality. 

The types of valves can vary widely; standard valves with single and double controls are available, bar valves are also fairly common and you can opt between exposed and built-in valves. All of these can be found in a variety of styles, shapes and designs, allowing you much greater control over the look of your bathroom to maximise aesthetics. The wide choice of valves from Plumbworld will ensure that you can find the perfect shower for your bathroom that complements the rest of your fittings.

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Thermostatic Safety

The benefits of a thermostatic valve are mostly for safety. If the cold water feed for some reason fails, there will be a feature that kicks in to turn off the shower, ensuring that you and your family won’t risk the danger of getting scalded by hot water. The constant temperature check also ensures that those small changes such as toilet flushes and taps running elsewhere in the house will not make a difference to your showering experience. It should also be noted that a thermostatic mixer valve can also increase efficiency by saving water and energy thanks to its intelligent adjustments.

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Mixer showers have the option of thermostatic and manual models; most people will opt for the thermostatic option since it provides a safer, more efficient and overall better showering experience. A thermostatic mixer has the ability to maintain a specific temperature for the duration of the shower by mixing the hot and cold according to your temperature preference. If there are any fluctuations in pressure or water temperature, the valve reacts immediately and modifies the mix of hot and cold water to keep temperature constant. You won’t even know that it’s working because you won’t feel the temperature change at all.

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No Electrics Required

The good thing about mixer showers is that they don’t require any electrical connections to function since they have no electrical element to heat the water within the unit. Therefore you don’t need to worry whether you have the correct cabling for the shower you want to install; and this will also save you a lot of money on any electrical work that would’ve had to be done. If for some reason you have a power-cut, you will still be able to shower and get ready for the day since the mixer shower doesn’t rely on electricity to function. As well as this, your electricity bill will also be considerably lower; especially for large families or people who like an extra long shower in the mornings.

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Mixer Showers Explained Further...

Mixer showers combine the hot and cold water supplies from your domestic hot water system. This means that you need a combi boiler, hot water storage tank, unvented system or immersion heater to supply the hot water to the shower.

Mixer showers generally produce a stronger flow than electric showers and are the perfect choice if you have a Combi Boiler or an Unvented (Pressurized) Hot Water System.

One thing to watch out for with mixer showers is that the temperature of the shower may be affected by changes in the water pressure. If you live alone this probably won’t be a problem, but if others are turning on taps or flushing toilets while you are in the shower then you will experience temperature “spikes”! This is only the case for the cheaper manual mixer showers. Thermostatic mixer showers have built in protection to stop this.

 

Mixer Showers

 

While some mixer showers will work with any pressure of water system, others are designed specifically for either a high-pressure or a low-pressure system - make sure you check before you buy that the shower you like will work on the system you have at home. If your home has low water pressure, you could also consider buying a shower pump to increase the flow.

Pros of mixer showers:

  • High flow rate gives powerful showering experience
  • Thermostatic mixer showers give you added safety and stop you being scalded
  • Manual mixer showers are the cheapest showering solution

Cons of mixer showers:

  • Need to ensure that you get the correct type for your water system
  • Require hot and cold water supply so if replacing an electric shower will need more plumbing work

 

The impact of pressure changes on mixer showers is explained here in this video: