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New Boiler and new bathroom. What would you suggest in term of brands

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Jonny Vee, 26 May 2020.

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    I have been quoted for a new plumbing system with 2 option. Worcester and ATAG boiler system.

    What your thought about these 2 brands?

    As I have also buy all the bathroom components including shower mixer, taps and ceramic. I know this is very objective in terms of design but what would a good quality/price choice?
     
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    Of the two, I'd go ATAG every time (although my own preference in Intergas).

    Shower mixer - Vado, Aqualisa, or Mira
    Taps - Vado, Aqualisa, or Bristan
    Ceramic - Duravit, Laufen, VitrA, Twyford
    Bath - Trojancast
    Shower enclosure - Kudos or Mira
     
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    Adding to above list...

    Crosswater
    Grohe
    Geberit
    Bette
     
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    One, a long standing company with 300 service engineers on the road, the other a recent franchise. Neither have products that fit all the things I'd look for.

    Mira for shower control although I prefer quarter turn lever valves for simplicity.

    Peglers for taps.

    The rest I'd buy basic.

    I don't care about style, functionality rules.
     
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    Despite The name is not well know I got a good feeling with ATAG. From their website and plumber description seem like a solid and innovative piece of equipment.
     
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    Avoid dodgy own brand built in valves like that. You won't get spares for them when they go wrong, so you'll end up taking tiles off the wall to dig it out for a complete replacement. Stick to the brands mentioned above
     
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    What about hansgrohe? Any good
     
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    1. Intergas combi, the 14 litres/min job.
    2. Handsgrohe Raindance eco mixers (aerated). A drencher is only 9 litres/min when mixed.
    3. Aerated taps, that use less water.
    1 & 2 quality delivering the flow for the shower.
     
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    Excellent product. But no diverter lever - shower head and handset can both be on at the same time with combi not coping for the two. A minor point though. The Raindance is better, more eco, uses less water, diverter lever, so combi will deliver in mid winter. Although again not cheap.

    Best have the shower head from the ceiling rather than the wall. Looks better. Crosswater have a square head as well.

    The Intergas Xtreme is quality, but again not cheap. You get what you pay for.
     
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    The video show the third bottom once pressed will switch on/off shower head or hand set. I may be wrong but this is my understanding. Happy for someone to confirm it
     
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    As I said, both can be on at the same time, or both off or either one off. With a diverter water will only go to one of the outlets. It will be fine in the height of summer, as the inlet water will be warm. In deep winter the combi will not cope with both. But you will get to know that.

    I prefer the lever knobs of the Crosswater rather than push button type. More reliable with cartridges cheap and easy to get if a problem. Also the Intergas will cope with two Raindance showers simultaneously in summer, easily.

    The combi must be a good flowrate. Min of 14 litres/min.
     
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    I will be using system boiler with unvented cylinder and hopefully this would keep pressure on.
     
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