Mixer valves and thermostats blend the hot and cold water supplies and control the water flow to the showerhead. Thermostatic valves are more expensive, however they offer a number of beneficial safety features in return for the additional cost.
The latest development in showering is the introduction of digital thermostats. These are operated by remote control – unlike a conventional thermostat, where the controls and the valve are connected to one another – allowing you to locate the thermostat wherever you choose. Individual user buttons allow you to pre-set your preferred water temperature and flow rate. Wireless technology ensures that there are no electrics in the shower area.
If you have more than one shower outlet (for example a handshower and a head shower) you will need a diverter valve. This allows you to divert the water between the two outlets. If you have a third outlet you may also require a stop valve.
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