At Roman we have been designing and manufacturing showering products for over 28 years, so we understand every aspect of creating a perfect showering space. However, for many people installing a new showering space only happens once every 10 years, so it can seem a daunting task when faced with so many different options. To help get you started, here’s a guide to the most popular and common different shaped shower enclosures available and an overview of their advantages and any disadvantages…
For those of you who live locally to Roman, in the North East, or for those of you who follow us on Twitter and ‘like’ us on Facebook, you may have seen a lovely article about Roman in the Northern Echo newspaper and on their website. In case you missed it we thought we’d bring you some behind the scene moments and highlights from the article…
Behind the Scenes Pictures
David Osborne being photographed on our Shower Enclosure Manufacturing Lines
David Osborne being photographed in our trade showroom
The spray booth in action in our Solid Surface Shower Tray Manufacturing Facility
Photographs Used in the Article
Neil Simpson is pictured carefully manufacturing one of our Shower Enclosures
Jonathan Wales at work on the Manufacturing Lines
David Osborne poses on the shopfloor
John Kavanagh drills the profiles for a Shower Enclosure
David Fuller concentrating on the manufacture of Roman’s Products
Some of our Favourite Quotes:
“Roman has weathered the recession and is going from strength to strength, helped by its reputation for high-quality British manufacturing”
“With an enviable product range, fruitful forays into the homewares market and a successful factory on the other side of the world, this Roman empire looks set to continue its relentless march forward.”
“the company firmly established as the UK’s market leader and enjoying a burgeoning reputation in foreign markets.”
“Roman is a successful family-owned, progressive company that has not only diversified into new areas of business, but maintained its values as it has grown”
Read the article in full on The Northern Echo’s website.
We’ve been getting involved in #waterwednesday on Twitter for a few months now, and have had some great feedback and tips from businesses and consumers alike this year. Here is a summary of a few tips and tweets that caught our eye:
Our tips and tweets about Water Wednesday…
- Save Water by having a shower daily instead of a bath, saving about 40% of water used!
- Water Tip: Bought a new dishwasher? They’re more efficient & pre-rinse for you so no need to rinse dishes under the tap 1st
- Our Tip: Water your garden at the coolest point of the day to avoid the water evaporating.
- Next time you boil eggs use the cooled leftover water for your plants & the nutrients in the shells is also good for them!
- Our #waterwednesday tip: Install water butts to collect water in wet months to use in summer months. Big bin to catch rain water works too.
Green Cross, mission is to respond to the combined challenges of security, poverty and environmental degradation to ensure a sustainable and secure future for all.:
- A dripping tap can typically waste around 15 litres of #water a day #waterwednesday
You can follow them on Twitter at: @GreenCrossInt
Soothing Showers, a British based company promoting a natural beauty regime, tweeting about showering, grooming and aromotherapy.
- Save #water by ensuring you are turning the tap off properly every time you leave the bathroom or kitchen!
- Avoid flushing cotton wool & make-up tissues. Throwing them in the bin reduces the #water that’s wasted by every flush.
- Try and have shorter #showers - it is both better for your #skin and prevents it from drying out, and saves #water!
Follow Soothing Showers on Twitter at: @SoothingShowers
ElliotElliot312 on twitter said:
- Save 150 gallons (and $!!!) each month by shortening your shower just 1 or 2 minutes. We’re rooting for you!
Tweet us your water saving tips using #waterwednesday every Wednesday. If you don’t have a twitter account you can always post them on the Roman Facebook page, use the comments box below, or e-mail them in to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you follow this blog, the Roman Twitter account or ‘Like’ us on Facebook, you may already know that we appeared in the final episode in the latest series of DIY SOS the Big Build. This was aired on 3rd January. In case you missed it here’s a quick rundown of how we helped out…
The family featured in the episode had suddenly increased in size, when the mum, Julie, adopted her best friends’ children after her death. This saw her family grow from 4 up to 9 family members. Her house simply could not cope. One of the issues mentioned by both homeowner Julie and presenter Nick Knowles, was that the family were all sharing one bathroom!
“We’ve got one bathroom and that’s a nightmare” Julie
“Another bathroom would be handy wouldn’t it? Ease the queue.” Nick Knowles
The team set to work planning a massive extension, which would see the main family bathroom being transformed, along with two additional shower rooms being added. These were to be squeezed into tiny spaces, so space saving showering products were key.
Our Orbital Bi-fold Door was the ideal choice for the two new shower-rooms, as they are available in a tiny 760 x 760mm footprint and offer an inward opening door, that doesn’t project out into the bathroom. We also supplied the shower trays to suit.
For the main family bathroom designer, Gabrielle, wanted to keep the bath and install a shower positioned over it. Our Orbital Bath Screenwas a perfect fit as it folds away neatly when not in use and is also power-shower approved.
We also supplied one of our stylish shower heads, which will not only look great, but is also water efficient so will help save money on the family’s bills.
The Big Reveal
The first of the 3 bathrooms to be unveiled was the main family bathroom, featuring our Orbital Bi-fold Door. Julie was extremely pleased with the finish look, comparing it to a hotel style bathroom:
“It’s got a hotel sense of style about it.” Julie
The next bathroom revealed was the en-suite off Julie’s own bedroom, which had previously just been a WC, which Julie referred to as her “Little Cupboard”. Likewise Julie was delighted with this room:
“It’s beautiful.” Julie
Downstairs Shower Room
The downstairs shower-room was last to be unveiled, and as this was to be reserved for Julie’s sons; Adam, Christian and Peter, they were the first to see it and to give their reactions:
“Quality shower!” Adam
“It’s awesome” Christian
We must admit, we were very impressed with how fab all three bathrooms and the rest of the house looked. The DIY SOS team once again did a fantastic job! We were delighted to be able to be part of helping out such an inspirational family.