Swirl Oval Shower System Kit Modern Design Chrome
Value for money, fair quality
As usual, good next day service from Screwfix. The shower system itself is perfectly adequate for what I wanted and straightforward enough to install (two holes to drill, that's it), but the fixings themselves are a bit rubbish (I replaced the wall plugs with better ones).
As other reviewers have said, there is one plastic part which really should be metal, but as long as you're careful it's fine. It doesn't need to be super tight as the rubber seals are making it water tight so don't go crazy with that.
As for reliability, no idea as it's only been up a day, but I don't see why it wouldn't last. I'd not be too rough with the diverter (attached to that plastic part) but otherwise there's not a lot that can go wrong. Hopefully.
17 Oct 2014
got there in the end
Watch it - this is a jolly good shower, once its fitted, and assuming you've got a powerful shower pump or decent mains pressure - however it is a sod to fit.
As explained by others you have to fit the wall fixings first, and then somehow slide the rail through - the rail has to slide through the top fitting first going downwards from above due to the fitting for the monsoon head preventing it from being fed the other way - in my case I had to rotate the fixing to the left - slide the rail through and then rotate it back to vertical as simply that was the only way to get it to work - so you need AT LEAST 1M above or to the side of the top fixing as otherwise this won't fit - ( it is 1m as have measured)
Once I got it hooked up, and be careful when attaching the diverter, I bought another of these and the fitting sheered - so not too much force, it works really well, plenty of water and a really good shower - spending lots on the shower pump is at last worth it -
Must also say that Screwfix had no issue with refunding the broken unit and got the replacement into my local store v fast as well.
14 Jul 2014
Good item but difficult to fit
This was on offer so I bought it. Quality is very good however in most situations it is impossible to fit. The main tube is supported by 2 brackets which consist of an inner part and a cover, The inner is screwed to the wall and the outer covers it. Both inner and cover have holes for the main tube to pass through so unless you have room to swing the inner around or to lower it down from above through the 2 holes it wont work. Unless you modify it as I did. Cut the end of the inner bracket away so the tube can be fitted in to it when it fitted to the wall then drill through the outer bracket in to the inner and insert a PK ideally SS. It works fine but you shouldn't have to butcher a brand new item
10 Feb 2014
Great fixed piping awful 3 way
Great product asking as you bin or ask for a few spare 3 way valves
Lets see how customer service handles it as the fixed feed pipe isn't getting taken off the tiled wall!!!
15 Jan 2014