Fitting a Shower

1. Finding a bathroom fitter

It is easy to waste valuable time contacting and describing your job to bathroom fitters who are not necessarily available for or interested in your particular job. We make this process quick and easy. Simply post a job ad for free and we will contact bathroom fitters in your area of the UK for you. You will receive tenders by email from bathroom fitters interested in your job. You will be able to check the references provided and view feedback left by previous myworkman users.

2. What is required when fitting a shower?

The installation must be in accordance with local Water Authority bylaws. To ensure correct operation of the shower it must be connected to a mains water supply with a minimum running pressure of 1.0 bar (14.5 lbs per square inch) at a flow rate of 8 litres/minute and a maximum static running pressure of 10 bar (145 lbs per square inch). Instantaneous showers can have the water supply taken from a cold-water storage cistern provided there is a minimum head of 10 metres (i.e. the vertical distance from the base of the cistern to the spray-head). It must be an independent supply to the shower only.

3. What about fitting power(electric) showers?

A separate permanently connected supply must be taken from the consumer unit to the shower via a double pole linked switch with a minimum contact gap of 3mm in both poles. The switch can be a ceiling mounted pull cord type or a wall mounted switch. The switch must be readily accessible and clearly identifiable, but out of reach of a person using a fixed bath or shower, except for the cord of a cord operated switch. The wiring must be connected to that switch without the use of a plug or socket outlet.

4. Can I do it myself?

Fitting a shower is complex procedure and should generally not be attempted by amateur DIYers. Furthermore, as described above, there are several regulations with which you will need to comply. If you do install the shower yourself you may need to have the relevant inspections to ensure that your installation conforms to regulations. Never attempt to fit an electric shower yourself - Get the professionals in.

5. How much will it cost?

Each area in the UK has different fundamentals and the exact amount you will pay for fitting a shower will vary. Fortunately, you can easily get free quotes from tradesmen by posting your job online!