Best-selling wet room solutions from Aqata
Frameless walk-ins and shower screens with hinged panels
April 2013. Aqata, leading shower enclosure designer and manufacturer, has developed an unrivalled reputation for producing premium quality shower enclosures, which deliver the very latest in contemporary design and luxury showering.
The stylish Spectra SP446 Walk In shower screen with hinged panel has become a best-seller for Aqata since it was introduced in 2011. The 1950mm high walk-in is ideal for recesses. Designed with stunning clean lines and handcrafted from quality materials, the SP446 creates a spacious contemporary showering space. The practical 350mm hinged panel keeps overspray to a minimum and allows easy access and freedom of movement.
The Spectra SP446C with side panel is perfect for corners and creates a great wet room style showering space. Using the latest waterproof bonding system the frameless corner creates the sensation of more space. The system is also fitter-friendly to facilitate easy installation.
Aqata's extensive collection of Spectra frameless shower enclosures, screens and walk-ins have been designed specifically to create seamless wet room style showering areas, which help maximise the sense of space in the bathroom. Aqata's clean minimal lines deliver exclusive, ultra-modern styling, adding quality and distinction. Teamed with either an Aqata low-level shower tray, which can be fitted flush to the floor, or onto a wet room floor, Aqata's walk-in shower enclosures and screens provide a sleek, on trend look.
With seamless precision engineered functional design, these gorgeous walk-ins have full length seals, 8mm clear toughened glass with beautifully polished chrome hinges and brackets. The innovative hinged panel can be positioned through 180 degrees to deflect overspray or folded flat for easy access. Providing an effective and practical water shield, hinged panels are ideal for all members of the family as they allow greater freedom of movement and comfortable access in the shower. Offering great versatility with a range of sizes and configurations from 1200-1700mm wide, the Spectra screen with hinged panel is available as a recess, corner, three sided or double entry option. Bespoke sizes are also available.
All Aqata enclosures and screens are made in the UK and hand-built by craftsmen with years of experience using the finest quality materials. Aqata guarantee a lifetime of luxury showering and offer unparallel levels of customer service and technical support.
10 Space saving ideas for a small bathroom March 2013
Creating your dream sanctuary can be challenge if you have a small bathroom, but see it as a design opportunity and maximise its potential. Look at it with fresh eyes, plan carefully and pay attention to the detail and your small space will grow into all you dreamed of.
1. Storage is essential in a small room. An organised space has a calming influence, try to incorporate plenty of storage space and use bathroom accessories creatively to stack lovely soft towels and display your toiletries to create a feeling of luxury.
2. Try to free up and open out the floor lines. Wall mounted vanity units and sanitary ware and a frameless glass shower screen or shower enclosure will create the feeling of more space and a larger room. Aqata's Spectra frameless screens and enclosures provide an effective water barrier and create a contemporary luxury wet room style space.
3. Create a bright and airy space using natural light to its full advantage and position bright task lighting and soft mood lighting in key areas.
4. Use reflective surfaces and position a large mirror to reflect the light around the room.
5. Polished chrome bathroom fittings, like thermostatic showers which are both practical and indulgent and bathroom accessories, such as toilet roll holders, towel rings, towel rails, glass shelves and robe hooks etc., all contribute to the feeling of wellbeing, providing a place for those necessary essentials and adding those all-important finishing touches. Aqata's range of bathroom accessories and thermostatic showers are designed with sleek minimal lines in beautiful polished chrome.
6. Choose light neutral colours and textures and a limited palette. Natural stones, marbles and glass with polished chrome fittings combined with soft bath linens will add an understated luxury to any small bathroom.
7. Showers are perfect for ensuite or small bathrooms. Quadrants and Quintets are specifically designed to save floor space but still provide a roomy shower enclosure. Aqata have an extensive range of shower screens and enclosures ideally suited for small spaces and we also have a comprehensive bespoke service with over 25 years of experience.
8. When room is tight a compact bath with a bath screen is a great way to have it all. Aqata's frameless Spectra SP490 bath screen has a fixed panel and a 180 degree inward folding panel providing an efficient water barrier and deflector.
9. If your small bathroom is an awkward space, has sloping ceiling or an unusual floor layout don't be phased, see it as design opportunity. Aqata has specialised in bespoke made to measure shower enclosures for over 25 years and enjoys maximising the potential of even the most challenging small space.
10. Make it your own, individual, calming relaxing space. Remember it may be small but it can still be beautiful.
Made to Measure - Individual Showering Solutions
AQATA Bespoke Service 28 February 2013.
At Aqata, every shower enclosure is made in the UK to order. Bespoke solutions have been available from the British manufacturer for over twenty six years in response to the ever growing demand for customised bathroom designs, which are often the best way, and sometimes the only way, to maximise the potential space and create a functional and beautiful showering area.
Aqata offer a comprehensive bespoke service across all three of their extensive shower enclosure ranges, opening up new possibilities for even the most challenging of spaces. Exclusive Solutions, Minimalist and the frameless Spectra collections can all be manufactured to incorporate bespoke features. All enclosures are precision engineered and many bespoke enclosures are suitable for power showers, body jets and steam.
Quality shower screens and shower enclosures can be created for special heights, widths or angles. Angled doors and screens make the most of sloping ceiling and notched panels are perfect for incorporating a built-in shower seat or integrated vanity area. Aqata's unique furniture panels integrate with fitted bathroom furniture overcoming the need to construct stud walls. Floor to ceiling shower screens create a seamless wet room look whilst providing an effective and practical water shield.
Aqata also offer an optional bespoke home survey and installation service. A dedicated technical team is on hand to provide expert help and advice to customers every step of the way. From the initial design brief, an experienced Aqata engineer will carry out a bespoke home survey to confirm the exact specifications and to help make key decisions to ensure the best results.
If the Aqata experts believe a bespoke design request is not workable, they will suggest an alternative where possible, to ensure complete customer satisfaction.
All Aqata's enclosures are hand-built in the UK by craftsmen with years of experience in the bathroom industry and the bespoke survey and installation service is carried out with the same attention to detail.
Aqata launches Complete Collection brochure KB-Network Feb 2013
Brimming with the very latest shower enclosures, showers and accessories, this stunning new brochure provides inspiration along with detailed product information and prices, to make choosing the perfect shower solution a simple and enjoyable process.
The virtual brochure can be browsed on Aqata's website or downloaded as a PDF, and is available now for immediate ordering and online viewing at www.aqata.co.uk or by clicking www.aqata.co.uk/brochures/main-brochure.asp
A global view from the shower KBB News January 2013
AQATA, one of the UK's leading shower enclosure manufacturers, looks ahead and explores the key shower trends influencing consumers over the next 12 months.
The hottest trends in interiors and product design are currently being driven by three key factors: the global economy, environmental concerns and our ageing population, says AQATA.
The global economy is at best uncertain and at worse gloomy. Here in the UK, we are all affected in some way by job insecurity, pay freezes or rising costs. This mixture of uncertainty combined with the fact that we are working harder to make a good living fuels a yearning for comfort, style and affordable luxury in our homes.
When it comes to bathroom design for 2013, this translates to a look that is contemporary, with products designed for busy 21st century lifestyles that can also adapt to our changing needs. Products that are cost effective and stand the test of time provide a sound investment with a mix of contemporary classic design and innovative ideas. Tangible characteristics like quality materials and good craftsmanship create a sense of luxury and also lasting value.
Environmental concerns manifest themselves in different ways. Even those who remain unconvinced about climate change are generally won over by the argument that we need to manage our natural resources in a sustainable way.
This directly links to the pounds in our pockets as many households are noticing an increase in energy and water bills. As this continues, consumers will look to eco efficient products which make financial sense as they use less water and energy. Products such as reduced flow showers and taps, dual flush toilets and water conservation products are becoming more mainstream and demand is on the increase.
LED lighting, under floor heating and the geothermal technology of tapping into the consistent temperature of the earth are attracting more interest, along with the benefits of bio-degradability and water recycling.
Showering, particularly if using a water-saving shower head, is already far more water efficient than taking a bath. The average sized bath tub 1700 x 700mm holds between 110 and 190 litres of water compared with a standard shower of around 12 litres per minute, which uses approximately 60 litres for a five minute shower, and research and development is well under way to reduce this figure still further.
As the population continues to age, the trend towards improving accessibility will also increase in popularity. According to the Office for National Statistics, the number of multi-generational homes grew by 27% between 2001 and 2010. In addition, housebuilders are creating new homes which cater for the needs of the disabled and older resident, many of whom are Baby Boomers who expect age-friendly features that do not look institutionalised.
Simple design features like low level shower trays and wider shower screen access, baths with wider ledges to double as a seat, stylish fold-down seats in the shower, sensor operated taps and lighting, adjustable WC heights, floating vanity units and wider doorways all improve accessibility without compromising on stunning bathroom design.
Wetrooms offer a universally popular design solution. Whether a tiled wetroom floor, or low level and flush mounted shower tray with wide shower screen, they make a real design statement and provide easy access for all.
Floor space and storage is also very important for an uncluttered luxury look, so frameless shower screens, enclosures and walk-ins and wall hung modular style furniture and sanitary ware will reduce the impact on the floor area visually and together they add to the feeling of space.
Top Tips on Caring for your Shower from AQATA
September 2012. AQATA, the UK shower enclosure manufacturer renowned for its innovation, design and unrivalled customer service, offers a lifetime guarantee on all its high quality glass shower enclosures screens and walk ins. Follow Aqata's advice on caring for your shower to ensure day-to-day enjoyment and keep your shower looking as good as new.
• Remove water remaining on the glass, frame and fittings
• Do not allow lime scale to build up on enclosure
• Polish the glass and framework with Aqata Cleaner weekly
• Do not leave neat cleaning products on the surfaces
• Do not use "spray on and leave" cleaning products
• Ensure cleansers are non-abrasive and between pH4 & 8
• To remove lime scale use 50:50 white vinegar and water
• Ensure vinegar solution is rinsed off & polished dry
AQATA Glass Cleaner costs £5.99 for 200ml (plus P&P)
AQATA also produces an attractive polished chrome Squeegee which is the perfect, caring gift for your shower. Complete with double hook, it retails at £54.00 incl. Vat, and can be positioned on the wall close to the shower so it is always on hand when you need it.
For the ultimate easy-clean shower, all AQATA enclosures, doors and screens can be ordered with ClearShield™ glass protection system. This is factory applied to the inside of the glass and acts just like 'non-stick' cookware, forming a protective barrier. As if by magic, water forms beads and rolls away taking with it most dirt, bacteria and lime scale as the protection treatment makes it hard for this to adhere to the glass. Your shower stays cleaner, and thus more hygienic, for longer. For day-to-day care, all that's needed to keep the glass looking shiny and new is a quick wipe after use with a soft, dry cloth.
ClearShield™ costs just 10% extra and is guaranteed for 8 years, providing that you follow a simple care programme using the Special After-Care solution that is approved for regular use with this product.
Revitalising a bathroom recess
Spectra SP459 Hinged Door with Inline Panel from AQATA
August 2012. AQATA, the UK shower specialist, introduces a beautiful new addition to its contemporary frameless Spectra collection, the Spectra SP459 Hinged Door with Inline Panel. With a smooth streamlined look, the innovative SP459 will revitalise a bathroom recess area transforming it into a luxurious shower space.
Characterised by toughened frameless 8mm glass, the generously wide door is equipped with a stylish polished chrome handle and hinges. Measuring 1950mm in height, the Spectra SP459 has adjustable wall profiles for ease of installation and is available in three standard tray widths; 1000, 1100 and 1200mm wide.
This stylish yet practical enclosure can be teamed with an Aqata low level shower tray or installed onto a wetroom floor. ClearShield glass protection can be ordered as an optional extra to help prevent the build-up of hard water deposits, ensuring the clear spans of glass are easy to keep clean.
The Spectra SP459 is one of six new shower enclosures launched this year adding to Aqata's already impressive portfolio of luxury shower enclosures, screens and spacious walk-ins. To complement this extensive range, Aqata also offers a wide selection of low-level shower trays with optional leg and panel packs and a superb collection of polished chrome thermostatic showers and bathroom accessories.
All Aqata enclosures and screens are made in the UK and hand-built by craftsmen with years of experience using the finest quality materials. Offering engineering excellence and design innovation to deliver products that will stand the test of time, Aqata guarantee a lifetime of luxury showering.
The Perfect Corner Shower enclosure from AQATA
New Spectra SP458 Hinged Door with Inline Panel Corner Option
AQATA, the UK shower specialist has added a versatile new option to its Spectra collection of contemporary frameless shower enclosures, shower screens and walk-ins. The Spectra SP458 offers a corner solution to the popular Spectra hinged door with in-line panel, creating the perfect combination of design and function.
This stunning new design is available in four sizes: 1000 x 800mm, 1100 x 800mm, 1200 x 800mm, 1200 x 900mm. The generously wide door hinges from the wall and is equipped with a stylish chrome handle. The clear glass side panel and in line are secured with beautifully polished chrome corners to provide a minimal, seamless look. Hand-crafted in the UK from the finest quality materials, the Spectra SP458 is 1950mm high and made from 8mm toughened glass.
Available as left-hand or right-hand models, the Spectra SP458 can be mounted onto a tiled floor for wetroom applications or ordered with a matching low level shower tray from AQATA. The Spectra SP458 can also be ordered with optional ClearShield glass protection for easy cleaning and long term showering enjoyment.
The Spectra frameless glass collection is perfectly suited to the trend for minimal and wetroom style shower spaces with its wide range of screens, enclosures and walk-ins. It also offers engineering excellence and design innovation to deliver products that will stand the test of time and guarantee a lifetime of luxury showering.
Aqata launches the Minimalist M700 & M705
AQATA, leading UK shower specialist has added two exciting options to its Minimalist collection of shower screens and walk-ins. The striking new Minimalist M700 and Minimalist M705 have frameless curved J bend glass screens to create stunning contemporary walk-ins, providing the ultimate in luxurious showering.
The Minimalist M700 makes excellent use of bathroom floor area and opens out the space providing complete freedom of movement. This stunning new design, with screens in a choice of 720mm, 760mm and 860mm widths, feature smooth clean lines and can be installed onto a wetroom floor or, in the case of the 860mm screen, with an Aqata low level shower tray. Available in two sizes: 1400 x 900mm and 1600 x 800mm the dedicated trays, which feature separate walk-in and shower zones, combine with the 860mm softly curved screen to create a practical and stylish complete walk-in solution.
Designed specifically for corner areas, the Minimalist M705 combines the 860mm and 760mm J Bend screens together creating an inviting and spacious showering area. The frameless curved side screen provides the perfect water barrier and keeps overspray to a minimum. This model is suitable for either wetroom floors or can be teamed with Aqata's low level 1600 x 800mm walk-in shower tray.
Measuring a generous 1950mm in height, all shower screens are made from 6mm toughened glass with polished frameless edges on three sides. The glass is held securely in place by a chrome finished wall profile which allows 25mm of adjustment for out of true walls.
The new designs are completely in tune with the current trend for clean flowing lines combined with soft curves evoking a sense of luxury, comfort and calm in the bathroom.
All Aqata enclosures and screens are hand-built by craftsmen with years of experience using the finest available materials.
The Minimalist M700 and Minimalist M705 can be ordered with optional ClearShield glass protection for easy cleaning and long-term showering enjoyment.
AQATA has designed a new configuration for the Spectra range. The SP458 hinged door and inline with side screen is a new alternative handing to the SP460 corner option, the door on the SP458 hinges from the wall side with the inline attached to the side screen.
AQATA, the UK shower enclosure manufacturer renowned for quality, design and unrivalled customer service, has issued its 'Complete Collection brochure. Brimming with stunning shower enclosures, showers and accessories, the 208 page brochure provides inspiration along with comprehensive product information and prices, to make choosing the perfect shower solution a simple and enjoyable process.
The brochure incorporates Aqata's complete product portfolio including products launched during the last year, around a dozen of which are new additions to the Spectra range. This contemporary, frameless collection of shower enclosures, walk-ins and bath screens is the fastest growing range within Aqata's portfolio and is set to expand further with more exciting new launches in the pipeline.
The Exclusive Solutions collection has redesigned smoother, sleeker profiles for a look that brings this classic range bang up-to-date.
The compact brochure format is attractive, easy to handle and includes all the necessary details to make life as easy as possible for Aqata customers. A good example is the 'To Create This Look' box on each of the main product pages which shows the sizes and prices for each of the products pictured. This gives a great snapshot and if the customer wants to know more, the products are referenced and shown in more detail towards the back of the brochure in the technical specification and price list section.
A new showroom for AQATA
Open now for retailers to visit
AQATA, the UK shower specialist, has redesigned and refurbished their factory showroom in Hinckley, Leicestershire showcasing its wide product portfolio including the latest 17 shower enclosure launches.
Mirroring AQATA's product ranges, the showroom is organised into three key areas with Spectra, Minimalist and Exclusive Solutions collections. These are complemented by display boards showing the various Linneal shower and thermostatic valve options, plus an attractive selection of high quality polished chrome bathroom accessories and Aqata's wide range of quality shower trays.
Spectra is AQATA's contemporary frameless range of shower enclosures, walk ins and bath screens and is the company's fastest-growing product sector. It comprises around 30 products including over a dozen new additions which are featured in the vibrant new showroom. Visitors will also see the redesigned Exclusive Solutions collection with a subtle but significant facelift to the profiles resulting in a sleeker, smoother look to this ever popular range.
The showroom is completed in time for the anticipated busy schedule of professional training days. Tailored to suit individual retailer requirements, dates can be arranged directly with Aqata's Regional Sales Managers. A typical training day starts with a company introduction and presentation, followed by a factory tour which gives visitors an insight into how AQATA's quality British products are manufactured. After lunch, the afternoon is given over to an in depth look around the new showroom highlighting the unique product benefits and features, concluding with a Q&A session or quiz.
A visit to the AQATA head office is also the ideal opportunity to meet the friendly, expert team and a chance to appreciate first-hand the quality of AQATA's diverse range of shower solutions. Half day or full day visits can be arranged to suit. The new showroom is also open to members of the public by appointment.
Stunning space-maximising shower enclosure - the Spectra SP500 Quintet with Hinged Door from AQATA
Celebrating 25 years of design innovation, AQATA the UK shower specialist, presents the frameless Quintet enclosure. The Spectra SP500 is part of the Aqata's Spectra Collection of frameless enclosures, screens, panels, walk-ins, hinged and sliding doors.
Unlike square or rectangular corner shower enclosures, the new sleek Quintet design maximises use of space both inside and outside the enclosure, allowing freedom of movement around the bathroom. The frameless glass panels and door are designed to add to the sensation of space and create an aspirational and contemporary shower haven for any bathroom.
Available in two sizes: 900 x 900mm and 1200 x 900mm, the Spectra SP500 ensures watertight performance with continuous clear seals which fit seamlessly between the glass and the hinges. The slim wall profiles in polished chrome finish benefit from fitter friendly concealed fixings with up to 25mm adjustment to cope with out of true walls.
As with all models in the Spectra Collection, the Spectra SP500 is hand-crafted in the UK from the finest materials with pristine spans of clear, toughened glass and solid surface mounted hinges finished in highly polished chrome. This stylish yet practical enclosure is suitable for both tray and wet room installations, along with a wide selection of showers, thermostatic controls and accessories Aqata provides complete contemporary showering solutions.
Contemporary Styling for Watertight Showering
Spectra SP457 Hinged Door and Inline Panel from AQATA. Celebrating over 25 years of design innovation, AQATA the UK shower specialist, has launched a new frameless hinged door with inline panel. The Spectra SP457 is a superb addition to Aqata's Spectra Collection and offers the perfect recess solution. Precision engineered using the finest quality materials, the SP457 meets the top three requirements desired by most modern shower-lovers which are watertight performance, generous proportions and contemporary, sleek good looks.
The 1950mm high glass enclosure comes in a choice of 1000mm, 1100mm and 1200mm widths and, thanks to the ingenious frameless construction, the door meets the inline panel in a continuous span of 8mm toughened glass giving a clean and sophisticated look.
The clear lines of the Spectra SP457 are enhanced by carefully crafted fittings with the handle, hinges and slender wall profiles all finished in highly polished chrome and cleverly concealed fixings for a seamless finish. Available as left-hand or right-hand models, the enclosure is also fitter friendly, and allows up to 25mm adjustment to cope with out of true walls. It is suitable for both low level shower trays and wetroom applications.
Spectra SP457 can be ordered with optional ClearShield glass protection for easy cleaning and long-term showering enjoyment.
AQATA's inward folding frameless bath screen, the Spectra SP490 offers the perfect solution for over bath showering optimizing bathroom space whilst combining the highest standards of performance, superior quality construction and contemporary good looks.
The fabulous Spectra Sliding Door range is a perfect combination of contemporary frameless aesthetic and effective design. The new Spectra SP310 Sliding Door Corner Option is designed to provide a spacious showering area with the perfect door position to increase the choices in your bathroom layout. Left or right hand options in four sizes 1200x800, 1200x900, 1400x900 and 1600x900mm.
Other new additions include the stunning Curved Screen Spectra SP390 & SP395 and the sleek & practical Spectra SP446, SP447 & SP448 Walk-Ins with Hinged panels in frameless glass, perfect for the seamless wet room look. The Spectra SP455 Hinged Door is the perfect recess option.
The M460 Ultra Quadrant with Hinged Door and the M465 Ultra Hinged Door with Curved Screens are spacious enclosures which look great in a wet room whilst providing a warm and watertight environment in which to luxuriate and enjoy an invigorating or relaxing shower with maximum comfort and minimum effort.
Available with ClearShield easy clean glass.
Luxurious Showering with Curve Appeal
Spectra Wetroom Solutions from AQATA
Celebrating over 25 years of design innovation, AQATA the UK shower specialist presents an aspirational line-up of frameless Spectra models, designed specifically to create luxurious and contemporary wetroom style shower spaces.
Spacious and sumptuous, the Spectra SP390 and SP395 offer wetroom showering with stunning curve appeal. Designed to fit a corner, the Spectra SP390 spans a width of 1320mm with sweeping curved glass panel providing striking design and generous showering space. The Spectra SP395 offers sensational frameless glass curves in a double-entry design which opens out the space and provides the ultimate in wetroom style and luxury. Installed parallel to the wall, the glass is held securely in place by polished chrome finished wall braces. Either model can be installed directly onto a wet room floor or teamed up with AQATA's unique, Elipse low level shower tray.
Both options transform the shower into a focal point within the room which exudes style and quality. Simplistic yet high impact, the designs are equally practical as the Spectra curved glass panels provide the perfect water barrier.
With a superb collection of polished chrome thermostatic showers and bathroom accessories, AQATA ensures everything you need for the fully equipped, practical and beautiful wetroom shower.
Spectra Wetroom Solutions from AQATA
Celebrating over 25 years of design innovation, AQATA the UK shower specialist presents an exciting range of new Spectra Shower Screens and Walk ins, designed specifically to create luxurious and contemporary wetroom style shower spaces.
Whether installed directly onto a wet room floor or with a *low level shower tray, these latest designs maximise the shower space by using minimal frameless 8mm clear glass and high quality materials to ensure clean uninterrupted lines and spacious showering pleasure.
For the stunning simplicity of straight lines, the Spectra SP446, SP447 and SP448 are the perfect shower partners. Enhanced by sleek polished chrome hinges, these models all feature 350mm folding panels to deflect overspray and provide ease of access to the shower area. The Spectra SP446 comprises a fixed walk-in screen with single hinged panel in three sizes: 1200, 1400 and 1600mm, ideal for recesses and corner spaces.
For a comprehensive corner solution, the Spectra SP447 walk-in with hinged panel and side screen keeps overspray to a minimum and is available in four size options; 1200 x 800, 1200 x 900, 1400 x 900 and 1600 x 800mm. Finally, to complement luxurious spacious showering areas, the Spectra SP448 with double-entry fixed screen and hinged panels at both ends is available in sizes, 1000, 1100, 1200 and 1400mm.
*SP446 and SP447 only.
Make a simple recess into a luxurious showering haven with the Spectra SP455 from AQATA.
Celebrating over 25 years of design innovation, AQATA
the UK shower specialist introduces the SP455 to their popular Spectra frameless collection. This practical, contemporary design will transform any recess into a luxurious shower haven, SP455 is a frameless hinged door with sleek lines and fine detailing. Toughened 8mm clear glass is accented with highly polished chrome hinges and stylish signature Spectra handle. Clear seals and magnetic closing ensure contemporary good looks and watertight showering.
Available in left and right hand versions, the SP455 is available in three sizes: 760, 800 and 900mm. It can be installed in a wetroom application or ordered with a matching low level shower tray from AQATA.
The Spectra frameless glass collection s perfectly suited to the trend for minimal and wetroom style shower spaces with its wide range of screens, enclosures and walk-ins. It also offers the finest quality materials and engineering excellence to deliver products that will stand the test of time and guarantee a lifetime of luxury showering.
Spectra SP310 - a practical addition to the Spectra Sliding Doors Collection.
AQATA, the UK shower manufacturer renowned for quality, innovation and design, has introduced a corner option to its Spectra Sliding Doors range. Designed as an alternative handing option to the Spectra SP305 enclosure with sliding door that closes towards the wall, the new Spectra SP310 door closes onto the side screen: this allows greater freedom of movement within the room and means that accessories and furniture items can be placed along the wall right up to the enclosure without impeding access.
As with all the Spectra Slider models, Spectra SP310 has a contemporary rectangular design constructed from pristine spans of frameless glass and gleaming chrome and polished stainless steel accents. The door has a silky-smooth sliding action to provide quality that can be enjoyed every time you take a shower. The enclosure is 2000mm high and available in three sizes: 1200 x 800mm, 1200 x 900mm and 1400 x 900mm. Spectra SP310 can be fitted with Aqata's matching low level shower tray or directly onto a tiled floor for wetroom applications.
AQATA's improved Bespoke Service. At Aqata, every enclosure is made to order, so special requests come as second nature and bespoke shower solutions have been available from the British manufacturer for over twenty five years. In response to the growing demand for personalised bathroom designs this service is now being extended to include home survey and installation to selected retailers serviceable from the Aqata head office in Hinckley, Leicestershire.
This makes the process of achieving a made-to-measure shower enclosure even easier. Bespoke solutions are often the best way, and sometimes the only way, to maximise space and create a functional and beautiful shower area. Enclosures can be created for special heights and widths or with angled panels, doors and screens to fit sloping ceiling. Notched panels are perfect for incorporating a built-in shower seat or integrated vanity area and furniture panels allow one or more shower walls to become multi-functional. Floor to ceiling panels create a seamless wetroom look whilst providing an effective and practical shield.
A dedicated technical team is on hand to assist with the initial design brief and then provide expert advice every step of the way. Aqata can also arrange for an experienced engineer to carry out an accurate survey at the customers home and help make key decisions to ensure the best results.
Aqata offer three different and extensive ranges of bespoke options including Exclusive Solutions, Minimalist or Spectra ranges manufactured to incorporate bespoke features. All enclosures are precision engineered and many bespoke products are suitable for power showers, body jets and steam.
Aqata enclosures are hand-built in the UK by craftsmen with years of experience in the bathroom industry and the bespoke survey and installation service is carried out with the same attention to detail. If the Aqata experts believe a bespoke design request is not suitable, they will suggest an alternative where possible to ensure complete customer satisfaction.
NEW DESIGNS, IMPROVED FUNCTIONS AT www.aqata.co.uk
AQATA, the UK shower manufacturer renowned for quality, innovation and design, has improved their website. Attractive new products, easy navigation and user friendly features to increase online functionality.
The website provides detailed information about every aspect of Aqata's product ranges and services, delivered in an easy to digest way; this is achieved through a series of drop down menus which connect to image-led screens making the site both attractive and comfortable to navigate.
Additional functions include a Showroom Locator linked to google maps with the new street view so you can find your nearest Aqata dealer. A virtual brochure allows visitors to browse the entire catalogue online or download a copy, plus the new Wish List feature helps you to store favourite products with hyperlinks for easy future reference.
To keep you bang up-to-date, a News section contains the latest launches and press releases, plus the new Guarantee Registration feature allows you to register your new purchase online.
Product screens guide visitors through the four distinctive product options from Aqata: shower enclosures, quality shower trays, thermostatic showers and bathroom accessories. These can be searched by product type, such as Bath Screens or Walk-ins or by product range e.g. Spectra Collection for customers already familiar with the Aqata portfolio or those wishing to browse the full collections.
Further helpful information includes details about the company's bespoke service and customisation through glass etching.
SPECTRA SLIDING DOORS
AQATA, the UK shower enclosure manufacturer renowned for quality, innovation and design, showcase their Spectra Sliding Doors.
Characterised by pristine spans of frameless glass and gleaming chrome and polished stainless steel accents, all doors in the range have a silky-smooth sliding action to provide quality that can be enjoyed every time you take a shower.
Part of the highly successful Spectra range, there are four Sliding Door configurations available in luxuriously large contemporary sizes; all feature central clear seals, adjustable wall profiles for ease of installation and discreet positive magnetic closing to provide the ultimate in design and performance.
With a generous 2000mm height, manufacture is from 8mm toughened glass with robust corner brackets and solid door handles flawlessly finished in polished chrome. The Spectra Sliding Recess Option is perfect for adding a feel of lightness and space to any recess in two sizes of 1200mm and 1400mm wide.
The Spectra Sliding Corner Option is a contemporary rectangular design with frameless edges which enhance the open minimal feel of the enclosure; available sizes are 1200 x 80mm, 1200 x 900mm and 1400 x 900mm. With sumptuous curves, the Spectra Sliding Door Quadrant opens out a corner and makes maximum use of space in two sizes: 900 x 900mm and 1200 x 900mm.
All models can be fitted directly onto a tiled floor or with the matching Aqata low level shower tray with high-flow waste for the latest wetroom style look. Adjustable leg sets and panels are also available if a floor-mounted installation is preferred.
Customers can benefit from a one-stop shop with Aqata, choosing from a diverse range of matching shower trays, showers, thermostatic controls and practical bathroom accessories to achieve the perfect complete Spectra Sliding Door shower.
As an optional extra, all doors and enclosures can be specified with ClearShield glass treatment to protect against hard water deposits and ensure that cleaning is a breeze.
CREATE THE PERFECT SHOWER ZONE
Leading UK shower specialist, Aqata, are experts in the design and manufacture of high quality, shower enclosures, plus this leading British company also provides consumers a complete one-stop shop with a wide selection of designer showers, shower trays and bathroom accessories. This all-round experience means Aqata is well-placed to offer valuable planning advice to customers to help them make the most of their space and achieve their perfect shower zone.
Here are some top planning tips from the Aqata team:
1/ Decide what you like about your bathroom and what you would really like to change. Draw a scale plan positioning existing plumbing and services. Consider your priorities for the room, and position fixtures for ease of use and optimum comfort. Allow enough space for each element to work.
2/ Choose quality branded products as opposed to cheaper imports; this will ensure quality and reliable after sales service. For enclosures and screens, glass should be toughened to BS6206A / EN12150-1 and always look for guarantees of quality. At Aqata, the company offers a lifetime guarantee which is unsurpassed in the industry.
3/ When you decide to buy a shower door or shower enclosure there is no substitute for an up close and personal inspection. A quality product should feel solid, and doors should close with a good positive watertight seal. Sliding doors should have a smooth, pleasing action and handles feel sturdy and easy to grip. You can't get this experience from looking at a brochure or a website.
4/ Consider a low level shower tray. Usually low level is about 40mm but Aqata's are 35mm or they can be fitted flush with the floor which not only gives a seamless wet room feel to the space, but is also safe for all ages with no step up into the shower.
5/ Make cleaning your shower screen a breeze by specifying easy clean ClearShield glass. This special treatment causes the water to bead and roll off the glass taking with it any dirt and lime scale residue. You may also consider a specially designed Squeegee for quickly wiping down the glass after use. The Aqata branded model with spare blade and hook is one of the company's best-selling accessories.
6/ Always invest in good ventilation to ensure that humid air can escape and doesn't steam up the room and mist the mirrors.
7/ Discuss your shower preferences before buying. From fixed drench head showers to hand showers which can be freely positioned and are also more convenient for cleaning. Aqata offer a wide choice of two in one solutions with their Linneal designer showers - perfect for all the family.
8/ Aqata recommend thermostatic shower controls with safety cut off valve , approved to TMV2 Standard, to guard against sudden temperature fluctuations and ensure a safe, comfortable shower. Concealed valves look great hiding all the pipework.
9/ All-over etched glass is an attractive alternative to clear and also provides modesty screening. In addition, Aqata's in-house glass etching service offers lots of standard patterns to choose from or you can make your own for a completely original design.
10/ Think about all the elements that will make your bathroom a pleasure to use. Does the lighting enhance the atmosphere? Is the room warm and relaxing? Is there a space for special things you like? Shelves for display plus storage for all your hair and body products, otherwise they'll end up on the floor or balanced on the shower tray.
You can create a real statement with modular wall hung, freestanding, or built-in furniture and shelving and there are a wide range of chrome bathroom accessories to choose from including shelves, towel stackers and essentials like towel rails, toilet roll holders or sponge baskets with all those little finishing touches to make your new bathroom a perfect sanctuary.
Prestigious UK shower enclosure manufacturer, Aqata, offers a survey, template and installation service for bespoke products.
Aqata are a highly professional and forward-looking company, with a great team. They are engineering-led and this shines through in the products which are synonymous with quality.
Aqata Managing Director, Jayne Barnes, comments, "At Aqata, every single shower enclosure is made to order using quality components and high levels of craftsmanship, we have offered a bespoke product service for over 25years so further developing the Made-to-Measure service fits perfectly with our expertise and is a logical next step for the business and one where we feel confident of success."