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Featured Article Is a Hot Shower Really Bad for Your Skin? It’s a fact of life that most things we enjoy, are investigated by an expert and are found to be bad for us. Think about it - alcohol, red meat, sunshine, sugar, salt, caffeine and now – even hot showers are found to be bad for us. As the experts in all things shower related, we thought it was only fair that we covered the subject. Read more...
Featured Article Six Showering Mistakes You are Probably Making It’s highly likely that you have been showering your entire life, whether it’s at school, the gym, at home or at work – we are pretty sure that you don’t give the way that you shower too much of a second thought and that you will at least, be ‘ found guilty’ of one of the following mistakes we have recognised below. Read more...
Featured Article Benefits of cold showers: The Shower Doctor evaluation Whether it’s recommended by books, athletes, business gurus or wellness coaches – there’s a huge amount of press and positive attention given to taking cold showers. Read more...
Featured Article Best Power Showers: Shower Doctor's Best Sellers & Advice Power Showers are some of our most popular products here at The Shower Doctor, and they are the perfect addition to bathrooms large and small – delivering a reliable, great shower experience. Read more...
Featured Article Bristan Showers: The Shower Doctors' Best Sellers & Advice Bristan are the UK experts in both taps & showers. Over the last four decades, they have become one of the biggest suppliers of Showers in the UK and they estimate that a quarter of all UK households have either a Bristan Tap or Shower. Read more...
Featured Article Bar Mixer Showers: Shower Doctor Best Sellers Bar Mixer Showers are a common sight in hotels and homes across the UK. All of the showers controls such as flow, temperature and diverters are all in the Bar Mixer Valve – making them not only incredibly easy to use – but also very compact Read more...
Featured Article New Right Pump Range Releases from Salamander, in Stock Now Salamander are one of the most innovative companies we work with, and that’s why we are proud to have been chosen to stock and supply their new ‘Right Pump’ range. Read more...
Featured Article Understanding Home Water Systems & Shower Performance Before undertaking any plumbing, bathroom or appliance changes in your home – it’s important that you understand what water system your home operates. Read more...
Featured Article Which type of shower should I buy? When choosing the most suitable shower for your home there are a few important factors that you need to take in to consideration before you choose the type of shower you want. Read more...
Featured Article 6 Tips to Cut Down Your Water Bills Every home owner wants to do what they can to cut down on their monthly bills and by making some small changes to your habits you can help to reduce your water bills leaving you with some extra cash in your pocket at the end of each month. Read more...
Featured Article Electric Shower Problems: 5 most common faults (and what causes them) Here at The Shower Doctor, everyday we receive emails and phone calls from people that have faults with their electric shower, so what we are about to do here is run through the top 5 faults with electric showers and give you some idea of where to look to find where the problem is with the shower. Read more...
Featured Article Top Five Tips for Bathroom Renovation Top Five Tips for Bathroom Renovation Read more...
Featured Article Repair Your Morning Routine! The best way to plan is to make a list of all the things you need to do before you leave the house in the morning. Do you need to get your clothes ready? Do you need to prepare lunch for yourself or the kids? Do you eat breakfast before you go out? How much time needs to be allocated for spending in the shower and will there be a queue for the bathroom? Read more...
Featured Article The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to replace a shower head Replacing a shower head is a very simple job, but there are a few things you need to know first. You can purchase your new shower head from Read more...
Featured Article Things you wanted to know about showers (but were afraid to ask) - Infographic We often take showering for granted, but there’s been plenty of research to show showers can still surprise us every now and then. Do you know how often we shower? Do you know how much it costs us? Find this out, along with some other surprising shower facts in our infographic... Read more...

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New Right Pump Range Releases from Salamander, in Stock Now
Salamander are one of the most innovative companies we work with, and that’s why we are proud to have been chosen to stock and supply their new ‘Right Pump’ range.
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Plumbing industry has cleaned up its image
Charlie Mullins, founder of Pimlico Plumbers, believes the industry has improved its reputation dramatically in the last 35 years.
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The rise of the female plumber
With more women pursuing a career as a tradesperson, is it becoming easier for them to achieve their dreams?
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Shower manufacturer Triton achieves significant waste reduction target
Triton said it has achieved zero waste to landfill status two years earlier than it had hoped
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The Shower Doctor: What our customers are saying
What do Shower Doctor customers think about our service? Find out here
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Plumbers can be "foot soldiers" in fuel poverty fight
Plumbers and other tradesmen should be able to alert authorities if a house is too cold.
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Mira Sport 'the installer's favourite electric shower'
The manufacturer believes its Sport range of showers is recognised as a favourite among plumbers
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The Shower Doctor: What our customers are saying
We've had plenty more great feedback from our customers in recent weeks. Find out what people have been saying about The Shower Doctor
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Plumbing firms told to 'act now' for training grant
Plumbing businesses can now apply for APHC training grants, but they're only available to the first 100 applicants.
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Are you too shy to ask for your plumber's qualifications?
A new study is hoping to identify how members of the public can protect themselves better against rogue traders.
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Kier continues plumber training drive
A leading construction, services and property group has agreed to support the training of apprentice plumbers in the north of England.
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CIPHE offers new online learning resource for members
The CIPHE has launched an e-learning website for plumbers to continue their professional development.
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Plumbing industry 'values the future of apprenticeships'
A new survey has highlighted the high esteem that plumbing professionals hold for apprentices in the industry.
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APHC brand awareness 'on the up'
The APHC has revealed its increase in marketing efforts has been paying off.
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APHC sets new training course dates
The APHC has revealed the dates for its Installation of Above Ground Sanitary Pipework and Rainwater Systems in Domestic Properties course.
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Avoid being roped in by rogue traders
Advice on how to ensure you don't end up getting ripped off by cowboy plumbers.
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World Cup could leave plumbers feeling flush
Plumbers are likely to see a sharp rise in callouts as a result of blocked toilets during the World Cup, according to figures published by a drains specialist.
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Why sometimes a plumber is the best person for the job
Sometimes, DIY just won’t be good enough - here’s why.
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Plumbers urged to up-skill for renewable heating
The APHC has urged plumbers to train in domestic renewable heating.
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Female plumbers 'on the rise'
The number of women working in the plumbing trade has never been higher, according to new figures.
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You've flushed what?! What your plumber wishes you'd stop doing
What are the bad habits that are likely to give your plumber a headache?
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Nearly half of consumers 'at risk of rogue traders'
Households are putting themselves at risk of using rogue traders by not asking for identification from their plumber before they start work.
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Bad plumbing 'damaging the environment'
Water officials in the north-east are warning bad practice is a risk to health and the environment.
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Water Label aiming to improve customer awareness
A new initiative is to be launched in the summer to improve consumer awareness of how to be water efficient.
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Northern plumbers offered upskill opportunity
Plumbers in the north are being given the opportunity to earn a full gas qualification, thanks to a government-backed training programme.
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Changes on the horizon for apprentice funding
The APHC says it will be 'watching closely' the outcome of a review into apprenticeship reform.
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North Tyneside plumbers encouraged to train
Thanks to a government-backed initiative, North Tyneside plumbers are being encouraged to obtain a full gas qualification.
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Plumbers well-qualified and enjoy job satisfaction, says study
A study from AXA Business Insurance has revealed the majority of tradesmen enjoy their jobs.
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More plumbers seeking help from their smartphones
New research has revealed how plumbers are relying on modern technology to help them get the job done.
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Girls urged to 'Get Plumbing'
A new campaign has been launched to encourage the training and development of female plumbers.
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George Thomson established "The Shower Doctor" in 1993 to focus on shower repair in the Edinburgh area. George is a second generation plumber; he and his father ran a successful plumbing and heating business. In the late 80's this 40-year-old family business was sold.
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