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Rigid Riser Kits: The Next Big Thing in Bathroom Design?


As bathroom trends have come and gone over the years, it seems that mainstream shower design has been neglected. Both electric showers and power showers alike are very popular, but their design can be a little samey. That’s potentially why rigid riser kits are becoming so popular. With a traditional look that grabs attention in a single glance, rigid riser kits are a fantastic way to bring just a little character into your modern bathroom. Let’s take a look at why rigid riser kits in the UK are enjoying such popularity.

What is a rigid riser kit?

While the name may sound somewhat complicated, rigid riser kits are actually fairly simple. Essentially, a rigid riser kit can be installed into the pipework for your existing shower and will allow you to install a tall, sturdy metal pipe along with fixings, as well as a shower head of your choice. The result is that the rigid riser kit creates a classic tall chrome-finish shower with a really traditional feel to it. Rigid riser kits come in a range of different designs, and many of them will come be supplied with the tall overhead shower as well as a handheld head for versatility and choice.

The benefits of a rigid riser kit

Unlike more conventional power or electric showers, rigid riser kits offer a more broad choice of shower heads. For example, if you’re looking for that luxurious rainforest style shower head, a rigid riser kit is an excellent way to do it. Alternatively, if you’d like the choice between circular or square shower heads, with the added benefit of the handheld shower unit, a rigid riser kit can help there too. On top of all of this, UK rigid riser kits from brands like Ultra are made from durable chrome-plated brass and other long-lasting materials. The upshot is that your shower with rigid riser kit will really stand the test of time.

What to consider before buying a rigid riser kit

Before you take the plunge and buy a rigid riser kit in the UK, it’s a good idea to consider the following:

Check the measurements of the rigid riser kit. These are listed in the product description. You don’t want to get home and find your rigid riser kit doesn’t fit!

Ensure you either have the know how to install the rigid riser kit yourself, or can bring in the right professional help to install it for you.

Double-check that the water pressure coming via your shower pipework is sufficient to support the particular rigid riser kit you’re looking at. Because these kits are tall, you’ll need to reach a certain value before the rigid riser kit will work properly.

Follow these simple guidelines and you’re sure to find a rigid riser kit that will be perfect for your contemporary bathroom! If you’d like to bring a taste of traditional bathroom design into your modern one, you’ll find a huge range of rigid riser kits here. 

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