Aqualisa’s ilux and RiseTM smart shower ranges have been installed as part of a £2.1 million property refurbishment in Tonbridge, Kent. Town’s Bathroom Showroom, whose customers rely on expert advice when it comes to planning and selecting bathroom products, recommended Aqualisa’s ilux range for its attractive design and personalised pre-set shower and bathfill programmes.
When the Parkes family purchased their new 5 bedroom and one-bathroom property in Tonbridge it was in a state of disrepair. It has since undergone a dramatic transformation with extensions below ground, to the side and rear of the property and into the roof space, including the addition of another bedroom and multiple bathrooms, alongside a full redesign throughout.
As part of the refurbishment, the Parkes family contacted Town’s Bathrooms, an independent bathroom showroom based in Tonbridge, specialising in bathroom design. As well as supplying the products, Town’s Bathrooms also designed and installed the Parkes family’s six bathrooms, five of which included Aqualisa showers.
Paul Gray, Design consultant for Town’s Bathrooms was involved with the specification of the Aqualisa products, he commented: “After listening to the client’s needs, I proposed the ilux range as a perfect solution for the shower and bathrooms. I like the ilux not only for its simple, compact design but also for providing a selection of different shower experience at the touch of a button – which is for me the whole point of a smart shower or bath.”
With multiple programmable pre-set options for temperature, flow, fill and outlet, the ilux can be tailored to the user’s preferences. The Parkes family agreed with the specification and four ilux systems with a mixture of dual and single outlets, were selected to meet the requirements of the individual bathrooms.
The main family bathroom is fitted with a dual outlet ilux, including a bathfill which covers different family preferences for bathing and showering. The master ensuite also features an ilux smart bathfill fitted to a free-standing stone bath that can be remotely controlled from the bedroom. Remote control, also used in the second ensuite, combined with a pre-set programme, to add convenience to the luxury of stepping into a temperature ready shower. Outside, next to the swimming pool, is an ilux single outlet shower with adjustable handset which provides the quick shower required before and after a swim.
As well as the four ilux systems, Paul also specified a single outlet concealed Aqualisa RiseTM smart shower with adjustable head for the guest ensuite. On this selection Paul commented, “We like the whole Aqualisa smart range, but in this instance chose the RiseTM for its sleek look and ease of use for anyone who comes to stay.”
With regards to the installation process, Paul continued, “Our fitters found it easy to install all of the shower systems, especially in terms of pipework and connections. The smart valve technology has allowed us to plan a future-proof shower system, locating the valve away from the controls for easy accessibility and maintenance.”
Chris Gale, Director of Town’s Bathrooms commented: “The ilux is one of our favourite showers to specify. Many of our customers love the stylish, keypad design and the waterproof control is ideal for programming the shower from both in and outside the bathroom. The ilux is also incredibly easy to fit and perfect for retrofit installations.”
Mr Parkes, owner of the property commented: “With four children under seven, I find the child lock features a real re-assurance. I am able to leave outlets in the children’s ensuite bathrooms locked – keeping them safe and removing the temptation from little fingers. On the odd occasion I get a gentle start in the mornings, its great to turn the shower/bath on when I am still in bed.”
For more information on Aqualisa’s smart shower range, please visit www.aqualisa.co.uk/tv/smart-showering.