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If you’re considering an electric shower installation, this could be part of your bathroom refurb or perhaps just to get a better, more modern shower. An electric shower heats water on demand, drawing it straight from the mains then running it through a unit with a heating element. Furthermore, electric showers have many benefits, including the fact that you won’t run out of hot water while showering. Also, the water you use is heated on demand. This means that there is no hot water storage and no wastage from water in a constantly heated cylinder or tank. Ultimately, you’ll benefit from greater energy efficiency and probably lower bills. With many new models available to buy, you might be wondering why you should get a plumber to fit or replace your electric shower?

Electric shower installation is not a simple DIY job

It can be tricky installing or replacing an electric shower as both water and electrics are involved. When it comes to working on electrics, the tradesman doing the job must be certified, which is the case for all the plumbers at No1PHD. Our tradesmen work safely to ensure the correct wiring but they’re also expert plumbers. Rather than trying to do the job yourself, you’d be better to call a qualified plumber to ensure your electric shower is installed safely.

Features of an electric shower

In general, electric showers can be somewhat bulkier than the mixer variety and require a high-capacity electrical supply. This means they run straight from the fuse box on their own circuit. Here are some interesting facts about electric shower installation:

  • A higher kilowatt rating will provide a more powerful flow
  • Purchasing an electric model tends to be less expensive than a mixer shower
  • More expensive electric showers have built-in pumps to promote the water flow

How can No1PHD help?

No1PHD can help you choose the right shower model to meet your needs. Also, using our services saves time looking for the right tradesman. Our plumbers can install, replace or repair your electric shower, thanks to their qualifications. The end result is an electric shower installation that has been properly carried out.


Why choose a plumber over an electrician?

When having an electric shower installed, as for any electrical work in your bathroom or maybe kitchen refurbishment, it’s vital to choose a qualified tradesman who can work in a safe and legally-compliant manner. This might mean you’re wondering, whether to call on the support of a plumber or electrician? The correct answer is to call a plumber who has Part P certification. This means that they are competent in both plumbing and electrical work to get the job done to the correct standards.

When tradespeople refer to being “Part P qualified”, this means they’re registered with a scheme like ELECSA or NICEIC and can self-certify the work they carry out. Our plumbers hold the same qualifications as a dedicated bathroom fitter, so they can deal with the plumbing and electrics at the same time.

Making the right electric shower choice

Our professional plumbing team can help you to design, plan and purchase your new electric shower system, for example, when choosing a showerhead. Generally, you have the following choices:

  • Handheld
  • Handheld on a slider rail
  • Fixed (mounted on the wall)
  • Ceiling mounted

Handheld showers are very useful and can even serve as a second showerhead. Some models come as pull-out fittings, which is very useful if you need a quick rinse for the kids or cleaning the bathtub. Also, these showerheads can attach to a slider rail for easy height adjustment.

The majority of modern showerheads now come with multiple spray options so you can get the right kind of water generation to meet your needs. For example, multi-jet showers are very popular and these come with multiple spray jets for an effective showering experience. Our No1PHD plumbers can help you choose and ensure compatibility with your bathroom and plumbing set-up.

We’re waiting to book you in

You can book an appointment at a convenient time. Then, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive quote and carry out the job in the agreed timeframe. Our plumbing team can fit everything in your bathroom, giving you a stunning new look. Furthermore, our work is guaranteed and we offer 24/7 support.

We are proud to run an efficient and effective service and are the ideal point of call if you have a plumbing issue or even an emergency. From boiler repairs to leaking pipes or showers that run cold get in touch with us for a resolution in the quickest time possible. Call on 08006906777 or email at, one of our team members and we’ll book you in today.

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After noticing that the house was unusually cold, we found that the heating wasn’t coming on and that our hot water had also failed. We called the team at No 1 PHD who dispatched an engineer to investigate. After discovering that the culprit was a faulty boiler part, they ordered in a new part and got it fitted as quickly as possible. The guys were great, and we couldn’t be happier.

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For days, we’ve noticed a foul smell coming from outside and a gurgling sound coming from one of the drains. Whenever it would rain, the area around it would flood slightly and take ages to drain. We tried buying drain unblockers, but none seemed effective. Eventually, we turned to No 1 PHD and were left wondering why we didn’t do this sooner.

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