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  • Shower mixers explained


    A built-in shower valve has all the mechanism and pipework concealed within the wall, with only the controls themselves exposed. With this shower valve type, you can have flexibility in where you mount it - for example, mounting it away from where the water falls means you can turn on the water to warm up, without getting wet.

  • Shower mixers explained


    The most common shower valve type is where the valve itself is exposed. If you just want to upgrade your shower and you don't want to re-tile, this is often a practical solution.

  • Shower mixers explained

    Single lever

    Single lever shower mixers have only one control for both flow and temperature to give a clean look. Usually you push/pull the control for flow and twist it to control the temparature.

  • Shower mixers explained


    This kind of shower valve maintains the same temperature thermostatically, so that even if someone turns on a tap or flushes a toilet elsewhere in the house, it doesn't suddenly run hot or cold in the shower.

Shower mixers

Ideal Standard offers an extensive collection of shower valves and kits, and are so confident in their reliability and quality that we provide a five year guarantee. Our commitment to technological innovation means your daily shower is nothing short of pure luxury.