Convenience And Choice

Although many of us would like to have a relaxing bath at the end of each day our busy lifestyles often don’t allow it. Showers offer a convenience that baths do not. While showering fits easily with our routines there are many things to consider.

Showers come in a range of styles; would you like one with a shower head, or a handset? Exposed shower valves or concealed? Would you like your shower head to be at fixed height, or on a riser rail?

Do you require a shower head specifically designed for hard water? Do you need a shower for a cubicle, or is it to be fitted over a bath?

James Hargreaves Plumbers Merchants are the North West’s largest suppliers of showers and shower accessories. With our expertise and industry experience we can help you choose the right product to suit your requirements and circumstances.

Mixer, Electric or Power Showers?

Mixer Showers

Mixer showers work by taking water from both the hot and cold water supplies and mixing them to achieve the desired temperature.

Mixer showers are ideal for homes with central heating systems and a plentiful supply of hot water. A pump can be installed if required.

Electric Showers

Electric showers heat cold water from the mains supply using a heated element inside the body of the shower. Electric showers are not dependent on a hot water supply and are ideal properties with a limited supply of hot water.

Although modern electric showers can produce higher pressure sprays than earlier models, they are often not as powerful as power showers or mixer showers run from a combination boiler.

Power Showers

Power showers work by mixing hot and cold water to achieve the required temperature. These showers take water from low-pressure supplies however, and require an integral pump to generate increased water pressure.

Power showers cannot be used with combination boilers or in properties with high or mains pressure water supplies. We also supply emergency showers and eye wash fountains designed specifically for use for use in commercial and industrial environments.


Follow our suppliers’ links below and download their product brochures to see the full range of showers and accessories we supply.

You can also call or drop into your local James Hargreaves plumbing depot and speak to our staff for more information about the products we carry.

Showers to suit your lifestyle.

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