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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 showerdoc.com 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...

Showing blogs posted in 2014...

The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to replace a shower bracket
When it comes to shower maintenance, one of the more common jobs you are likely to have to carry out is the replacement of your shower head holder. Read our DIY guide for step by step instructions and useful tips.
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BMA chooses 2015 charity
The Bathroom Manufacturers Association has selected the Children's Burns Trust as its nominated charity for 2015.
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Protecting yourself against shower fraud
Don't let yourself get caught out by buying a counterfeit shower.
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The Shower Doctor: What our customers are saying
If you haven't used The Shower Doctor yet, then why not listen to what our existing customers have had to say about our services in the run up to Christmas?
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2 in 3 employers think plumbing qualifications 'aren't enough'
Only around a third of employers believe today's plumbing qualifications adequately prepare people for the world of work.
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CIPHE issues Christmas advice
People need to make sure they know where their stop-valve is as temperatures plummet ahead of the festive season.
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Grohe recognised as sustainable manufacturer
Faucet-maker Grohe has picked up a sustainability award in Germany.
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WPC launches research database
The World Plumbing Council has unveiled a new resource for those in the industry who want to keep up to date with the latest research.
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The Shower Doctor: What our customers are saying
If you haven't used The Shower Doctor yet, then why not listen to what our existing customers have had to say about our services?
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The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to replace a Mira Excel cartridge
The latest in our series of how-to guides focuses on swapping out your Mira Excel cartridge. Buy your shower spares and parts from ShowerDoc.com
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Insulating your water pipes
What are the benefits of insulating your water pipes and how do you do it?
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Getting creative in the shower
Is the bathroom really a hub for creativity? New research from shower manufacturer Mira suggests this could be the case.
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Triton reveals charity partnership
Shower manufacturer Triton has announced its plans to help the Dare2Dream Foundation.
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The Shower Doctor: What our customers are saying
If you haven't used The Shower Doctor yet, then why not listen to what our existing customers have had to say about our services?
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Plumbing industry 'in favour of EngTech'
New research has found plumbing professionals support the Engineering Council, but more needs to be done to promote it.
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APHC seeking apprenticeship survey responses
Heating and plumbing employers are invited to have their say on reformed apprenticeships.
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Moen promotes 'the connected home'
Shower manufacturer Moen has published a new report that suggests an increasing number of people are interested in turning their house into a 'connected home'.
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The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to replace a Mira TCO
Replacing a thermal cutout in a Mira can be a tricky task. Here's the best way to go about it.
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How safe is your bathroom?
The CIPHE is asking people to grade how safe their plumbing and heating systems are by filling in a short online survey.
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The effects of winter on an electric shower
It's not unusual for the performance of electric showers to be affected by cold weather. Make sure you don't spend money on trying to fix a problem that's not as bad as it seems.
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Triton reveals eco-friendly strategy
Shower manufacturer Triton has revealed how it plans to become more eco-friendly over the coming years.
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Iconic Bathroom Movie Scenes - Infographic
Would you ever describe your bathroom as iconic? If not, why not? As our new infographic shows, it's a place where wondrous things can happen.
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Tax help on offer for plumbing businesses
A new initiative has been launched to help small plumbing firms manage and understand their taxes.
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The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to replace a Triton shower's PRD
For guidance on how to swap out a Triton shower's pressure relief device, read on.
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Grohe reveals vision for 'bathroom of the future'
Shower manufacturer Grohe has released the findings of a study into what bathrooms are likely to offer in 2034.
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The Shower Doctor: What our customers are saying
If you haven't used us yet, then why not listen to what our existing customers have had to say about our services.
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CIPHE launches anti-scalding campaign
Shower users are being urged to protect themselves against scalding by a new awareness campaign.
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Quality Plumber Week hailed a success
An inaugural campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of using an accredited plumber has achieved what it set out to do, according to industry leaders.
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The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to replace a solenoid coil
One of the most common faults you are likely to encounter if you notice your shower isn't working properly is linked back to a component known as the solenoid valve.
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Happy National Bathtub Day!
October 7th is National Bathtub Day - so celebrate by appreciating yours!
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Mira hoping to save time in the shower
Shower manufacturer Mira has been highlighting some of its gadgets that help users to make their day more efficient.
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The Shower Doctor: What our customers are saying
If you haven't used us yet, then why not listen to what our existing customers have had to say about our services.
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Demand for wet room courses 'high'
The APHC has revealed it is adding extra dates to its wet room course to meet demand.
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Quality Plumber Week gets underway
The first ever national awareness campaign to promote the work of legitimate plumbers begins today.
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Weird bathroom accessories
Want something wacky for your bathroom? Here's some inspiration.
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Most homeowners would trust plumber 'based on appearance'
The UK's national plumbing register is launching a new campaign to raise awareness of how customers can avoid falling foul of rogue tradespeople.
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Student showers: What's the problem?
Showering at student accommodation isn't always a comfortable experience. Here are some areas that many landlords might need to consider improving.
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North-east plumbing manufacturer jobs 'at risk'
There are fears for almost 100 jobs in the north-east, following news a heating and plumbing parts maker could close.
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Morning or evening shower - which is best?
It's an age-old debate that divides even the closest of friends at times - when's the best time to have a shower?
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Inaugural Quality Plumbers Week aiming to tackle rogue traders
A new week-long campaign to promote the work of genuine tradespeople is being launched by the APHC.
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Are grab rails becoming more popular in the bathroom?
Is the popularity of grab rails in the bathroom on the increase, or is their use limited to the elderly and those with mobility problems?
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Moen expands Banbury collection
Shower manufacturer Moen has added to its Banbury range will a number of new bathroom accessories.
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What's it like to train as a plumber?
Learn the ropes of training to join the plumbing industry.
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How to make your bathroom child-friendly
A guide to help you to make sure your bathroom is ready for children of any age.
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We love showers!
Whether it's to help you to wake up or because it uses less water than a bath - we love showers!
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Pimlico launches national plumber recruitment drive
London-based company is to look throughout the country in an effort to find skilled engineers.
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Surge in popularity for water-saving plumbing products
Plumbing products that are environmentally friendly have increased in popularity in the last year.
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Plumbers offered water hygiene training
Water hygiene training seminars have been offered to plumbing and heating businesses.
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How to tile your bathroom floor
Bathroom renovations are the second most popular home improvement in the UK. Here are some tips for DIY enthusiasts hoping to tile their bathroom floor.
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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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The facts and figures of a more efficient bathroom
Most of could probably do more to make our bathrooms better when it comes to water efficiency, but what difference could such changes make?
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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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Act now to avoid winter plumbing pains
It may be summer, but that doesn't mean you can't take action now to avoid the inconvenience of frozen pipes in your home.
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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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What to do when a pipe bursts
If you're unfortunate enough to experience a burst pipe, it can potentially cause a significant amount of damage to your home. Here are some tips on how to limit the financial impact.
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How to choose the right plumber
If you need a professional plumber, here are a few tips on how to find the right person for the job.
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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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How to make your bathroom elderly-accessible
If your parents or grandparents are starting to struggle with using their bathroom, then here are some steps you can take to make life easier for them.
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6 things you didn't know about the shower
Here are our top six fun facts about the shower - are there any more you can think of?
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Crosswater technology lets you fill your bath using your phone
A new smartphone application uses Bluetooth technology to enable phones to control digital Crosswater products.
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What sort of shower do I want?
From electric showers to digital, mixers and power showers, choosing the type that will suit you best can be a bit overwhelming. Here's a brief guide to help you make your decision.
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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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How to make your bathroom more relaxing
If you want to make your bathroom the ideal place to unwind, then follow these tips to get the most out of this part of your home.
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How to market your plumbing business for free
There are numerous ways in which plumbers can promote their firms for no charge, with effective marketing providing a range of new ways to connect with customers.
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A guide to plumbing health hazards (part 2)
Here is the second part to our guide on the health risks associated with the plumbing profession.
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Aqualisa launches Dream DCV range
Aqualisa has promised users of its new Dream DCV range of showers will receive a 'sensational experience'.
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A guide to plumbing health hazards (part 1)
There can be numerous health risks associated with being a plumber, here is a guide to what you might expect to encounter.
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Why you should always go for a pro when plumbing
Handymen might seem cheaper when you need a plumbing job doing, but what cost are you really paying?
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Is 'plumbing elbow' a problem for you?
Tennis elbow is often a condition experienced by plumbers, but how can you recover from this injury quickly?
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Legionella news reminds industry of the importance of compliance
The banning of showers at a Leicestershire hospital is a stark reminder of the importance of ensuring the risk of legionella bacteria is minimised during plumbing jobs.
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Legionella Scheme 'beginning to take shape'
A PHCA initiative to educate plumbers on controlling the risk of Legionnaire's disease has approved its first members.
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How social media can boost your plumbing business
There's no reason to shy away from social media if you're in the plumbing trade - and it can make a real difference to your business when used effectively.
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Are digital showers right for me?
If you're looking to upgrade your shower and aren't sure if you want to go digital, it's worth weighing up the pros and cons.
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Bathroom problems top list of household niggles
Leaky taps and mould on walls are among the most common 'to-dos' in UK homes.
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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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APHC issues warning to rogue traders
The new APHC president targeted rogue traders in his inaugural speech.
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How to look after your shower
If you want to get the most out of your shower, then follow these simple tips.
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How The Shower Doctor helped the Sands Hotel
At the Shower Doctor, we pride ourselves on always trying to go the extra mile to help out our customers.
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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 want a wetroom?
If you're considering installing a wetroom into your home, there are a few things to think about first.
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Why the bathroom is the best room in the house
An argument for why the bathroom has the edge over all the other rooms in your property.
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Homeowners 'keen to avoid VAT on plumbing work'
More than half of all homeowners look to pay for their plumbing work in cash to try to avoid extra VAT charges, according to new research.
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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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Do it yourself … or let us do it for you
If you can't sort out your shower for one reason or another, maybe The Shower Doctor can help.
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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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Do we expect too much from the hotel shower?
It's often the biggest disappointment when booking an overnight stay - but what makes a good hotel shower?
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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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Top 5 bathroom movie scenes
Keeping it clean, obviously!
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Bathroom gadgets of the future
Could these gadgets be coming to your bathroom some time soon?
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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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Tiling tips
Never tiled before? Follow our step-by-step guide.
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DIY safety guide
How to keep yourself safe when doing bathroom DIY
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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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Top five bathroom trends for 2014
What’s in fashion when designing a new bathroom?
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How to be more water-efficient
On a water meter? This guide will enlighten you on how to not let money go down the drain.
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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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Tips to keep your bathroom clear
How to ensure your bathroom is always tidy.
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The world's most extravagant bathrooms
If money was no object, what would your bathroom look like?
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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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Bristan satisfies its customers
More than eight in ten Bristan customers are happy with the company.
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5 common shower spares and when to use them
Take a look at which shower spares you might need when carrying out bathroom improvements.
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How The Shower Doctor can go the extra mile for you
We're always looking for ways we can help you and your business. Here's a recent example of how we went the extra mile for one customer.
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A brief history of the shower
How the shower has developed over the years.
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How Can We Make You Happy?
We are proud of our service and we want all our customers to be 100% happy.
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Showers and a Healthy Morning Routine
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Showers Matter to Travellers
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Is Mould Really Bad for your Health?
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Walk taller after your shower
It turns out that there’s real science behind that epic post-shower feeling that goes way beyond getting squeaky clean and it’s all to do with your hamstrings.
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How to gain space in your bathroom
Advice on how to make the most out of one of the smallest rooms in the house.
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Best money-saving bathroom tips
How to avoid spending a fortune on your bathroom.
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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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How to replace your shower
If you're thinking about buying a new shower, this guide will inform you of some of the different types you can choose from.
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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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What's wrong with my shower?
Here is a list of common problems you may experience with your shower - and how you can sort them out.
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How to spruce up your bathroom on a budget
A guide on how to get the most for your money when it comes to redesigning your bathroom.
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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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Top 5 DIY bathroom disasters
Five DIY horror stories to entertain and to educate.
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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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