Shower in New Loft COnversion

6 Jul 2007
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United Kingdom
Hi All

We are in the middle of planning a loft conversion in a mid terraced victorian property (it would be on the second floor). The loft would be converted into a bedroom with an en-suite shower room.

We are worried that the water pressure is going to be low, especially in the shower. Are there any ways in which this can be improved? We thought of using a pump but the problem is that there is no space in the loft to have a cold water tank (let alone the hot water cyliner as well).

Is it possible to have the cold water tank, the hot water cylinder and the pump downstairs and have the water pumped up to the loft? If so will this give us a "power shower" or will the water pressure be weak given that its got to go up a floor?

Are there any other alternatives that we can consider?

Thanks a lot guys (and gals)!

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You can get a negative head pump which will pump into the loft.
If your mains water pressure and flow rate is good you could get a pressurized hot water cylinder and do away with your cold water tank,or fit a combi boiler to save space.
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