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We are pleased to keep you up-to-date with the latest news, views and developments from Lakes Bathrooms.

  • Family bathroom planning tips

    04 Sep 2017

    If you’re looking to design the perfect family bathroom, we’ve got a few things you should consider as well as a few top tips from other parents that have made their family bathrooms a cleaner, calmer and ultimately a more enjoyable space.... Read more

  • 6 Reasons to love your bathroom

    15 Aug 2017

    Which is your favourite room? Ours of course is the bathroom, not just because we make shower enclosures, but because whether it starts or ends your day, a bathroom has the ability to completely change your outlook. Here's just 6 of the transformative effects a good bathroom can have...... Read more

  • Our year end results show growth

    07 Jul 2017

    We are pleased to announce our results for financial year ended May 2017... Read more

  • Real Lakes Bathrooms: A picture is worth a thousand words

    28 Jun 2017

    View real Lakes Bathrooms Products installed in real bathrooms. This way you can see how an installation really looks, not in a showroom or studio, but in bathrooms of all shapes, sizes, styles and budgets.... Read more

  • Shower enclosure options: A guide to choosing between a Wetroom, Walk-in or Traditional Shower Enclosure.

    24 May 2017

    To save you from the anxiety that comes with choice paralysis, here’s our very brief summary of shower enclosure options, along with a few helpful pros and cons to help the decision.... Read more

  • Bathroom cleaning tips

    22 Mar 2017

    The following bathroom cleaning tips will allow you and your family to enjoy bathing in a spotlessly clean, relaxing bathroom environment.... Read more

  • Men vs Women: The battle of the bathroom

    28 Feb 2017

    To find out which sex tops the tiles we commissioned a OnePoll survey of 1000 people aged 18-70. Here's what we found...... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms opens new showroom at its headquarters

    13 Feb 2017

    We have opened a new 110-square meter showroom at our headquarters in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, as part of a £1.8 million refurbishment programme.... Read more

  • Bucking Brexit: Lakes Bathrooms announces price drop on shower trays

    30 Jan 2017

    We're pleased to announce a price drop of up to 30% on a large selection of our lightweight, low profile shower trays.... Read more

  • In & Out of the bathroom: The Bathroom trends of 2017

    27 Jan 2017

    Our review of Bathroom trends to look out for in 2017. Leaning towards bold new colours, individual features and visibly tactile surfaces.... Read more

  • We are celebrating our 30-year anniversary

    05 Jan 2017

    Lakes Bathrooms recently celebrated a major milestone; its 30th anniversary.... Read more

  • Bathroom Design Styles - Contemporary

    04 Jan 2017

    Our experts have put together their top tips for choosing the right shower enclosure to complement a contemporary look in your bathroom.... Read more

  • Sad loss of industry leader and our beloved chairman, Robin Craddock

    29 Nov 2016

    Robin Craddock, chairman of Lakes Bathrooms, passed away on 24 November 2016, aged 51. He lost his short battle with cancer, but went peacefully, surrounded by his family.... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms announces appointment of Bev Brown as managing director

    21 Nov 2016

    Lakes Bathrooms, has announced the appointment of its finance director, Bev Brown, to the role of managing director, as Robin Craddock becomes Chairman.... Read more

  • Bathroom Design Styles – Classical

    10 Nov 2016

    Exploring Classical Bathroom design and our top tips for choosing the right shower enclosure to match your style. ... Read more

  • A Brief History of the Shower (part two)

    08 Nov 2016

    Part two of our brief history of the shower. We look at the changes from the late Victorian era to the shower that we know and love today. ... Read more

  • We have opened new warehouse

    08 Nov 2016

    We have opened a new warehouse in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, to expand and spread capacity of our existing facility as we prepare to grow and plan for the future.... Read more

  • 5 things to consider when choosing the right shower enclosure

    20 Oct 2016

    We have put together our 5 top things to consider when choosing the right shower enclosure for your bathroom.... Read more

  • Bathroom Design Styles - Minimalist

    20 Oct 2016

    We look at different design styles and the types of enclosure that can complement the minimalist bathroom look.... Read more

  • A Brief History of the Shower (part one)

    14 Sep 2016

    A brief history of how the shower became what it is today. Part 1 covers the evolution from the very first showers to the 1800's ... Read more

  • Creating the look of Lakes

    02 Aug 2016

    From bare room, to building site, to beautiful bathroom. Find out how we create the look of Lakes Bathrooms. ... Read more

  • Say hello to the clearly brilliant future of Lakes Bathrooms – Introducing PureVueHD

    30 Jun 2016

    The wait is finally over. We're setting the industry alight by applying PureVueHD glass across our range of enclosures, walk-ins and bathscreens* as standard.... Read more

  • The pursuit of perfection is about to get one big step closer

    25 May 2016

    Next month we reveal a world first in shower enclosure glazing. Click to register to be amongst the first to know more.... Read more

  • A peek behind the curtain of your showering habits

    13 May 2016

    You can't design the perfect shower enclosure without having your finger on the pulse of what people want. Take a look at the eye opening things we have discovered about your showering habits in our recent survey...... Read more

  • Facts that influence shower purchase

    26 Apr 2016

    As part of our aim to create a showering experience that goes beyond just functionality, its imperative that we take note of the ever-evolving wants, needs, and showering habits of the public; which is why we have surveyed 1,000 consumers, ages between 18-70 years old.... Read more

  • How to choose the right shower tray

    20 Apr 2016

    Traditional vs contemporary? Our check list for choosing the right shower tray for your enclosure. ... Read more

  • Showering is an essential part of a premium bathroom

    18 Apr 2016

    Managing director of Lakes Bathroom, Robin Craddock, explains how showering has become an essential part of a premium bathroom... Read more

  • Plan the perfect bathroom

    30 Mar 2016

    Top tips for planning the perfect bathroom. Whether a new build or refurbishment, our checklist can help you achieve the bathroom you desire.... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms launches Levanzo

    26 Mar 2016

    We have added to our 8mm Coastline Collection with a screen and hinged bypass panel, ‘Levanzo’. This frameless design works well to combine easy access with effective shielding of shower spray.... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms launches Alassio hinged screen

    17 Mar 2016

    We have added to our 8mm Coastline Collection, with a new walk-in design, ‘Alassio’. Combining simplicity with practicality, Alassio is a hinged screen that swings open from the mounting wall for easy access and then back into place for splash free showering.... Read more

  • People: the key to showroom success

    09 Mar 2016

    Our top tips on how to make the most of your most expensive showroom asset; your people, to maximise your showroom success.... Read more

  • Steve Bates promoted to Sales Director at Lakes Bathrooms

    29 Feb 2016

    We are pleased to announce the promotion of Steve Bates to the position of sales director. Previously national accounts manager, Steve has been with the company for 19 years and now leads the sales team of 17, with responsibility for revenue from UK and Ireland.... Read more

  • Evolving in form and function – New Lakes products

    11 Feb 2016

    We have added 3 new products to our range. These new additions are just part of our aim to create perfect bathroom moments.... Read more

  • We have added antibacterial to our lightweight trays

    04 Feb 2016

    We have added an antibacterial agent to our range of lightweight trays. This new treatment is impregnated into the raw material of the tray for permanent effect and protects against harmful bacteria. The active agent also suppresses the growth of mould, for a more hygienic shower enclosure.... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms launches pivot door with integrated in-line panel

    18 Jan 2016

    This semi-frameless design offers a seamless finish for a wider enclosure, by dispensing with the profile between the door and the adjacent in-line panel. Available in three sizes, it offers more choice for larger alcove spaces and can be teamed with a low profile tray for a clean, minimalist look.... Read more

  • Keeping your showers AllClear

    07 Jan 2016

    At Lakes we believe your shower time should be lavished on you, not be spent scrubbing the enclosure, which is why this blog post is about how to achieve that classy showroom shine without the Cinderella style elbow grease.... Read more

  • The best bathroom gifts and gadgets

    16 Dec 2015

    It's that time of year again! If you need a bit of inspiration for that last minute Christmas gift, we have compiled a list of ingenious and thoughtful gifts to place you firmly in the good books for another year.... Read more

  • Our Top 10 songs to sing in the shower.

    01 Dec 2015

    Up and down the country we have gathered our collective knowledge and through many hours of highly scientific testing in showrooms and our own bathrooms we have compiled the ultimate shower karaoke playlist.... Read more

  • Shower Habits – How do you take yours?

    24 Nov 2015

    At Lakes Bathrooms our shower enclosures are designed to create the perfect showering experience, which means understanding and catering for every type of usage, which is why we have compiled a list of the most common showering characteristics.... Read more

  • Helpful hints to make the most of limited bathroom space.

    10 Nov 2015

    In a bid to always be as helpful as we can, here is our handy little guide to making use of whatever space you have, including a mix of storage ideas, enclosure and screen solutions, and interior design tricks.... Read more

  • Share a snap of your Lakes bathroom to WIN

    09 Oct 2015

    We invest so much time and effort into crafting a quality product, but we don’t always get to see the fruits of our labour in place, so why not share the love and post a picture of your Lakes bathroom for the chance to WIN.... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms to launch single door quads

    18 May 2015

    Shower specialist, Lakes Bathrooms, is expanding its range yet again with the introduction of single door quadrant enclosures in both its Classic and premium Coastline Collections.... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms launches new site for mobile web

    19 Nov 2014

    Shower specialist Lakes Bathrooms has launched a brand new website with a fully responsive design to adapt to mobile and small screen formats.... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms sponsors rugby youth division

    17 Oct 2014

    Lakes Bathrooms is sharing its slogan ‘Superior as Standard’ with the Old Patesians Rugby Club’s Under 10 junior division.... Read more

  • Year end results spark further expansion at Lakes Bathrooms

    06 Oct 2014

    Shower enclosure specialist Lakes Bathrooms has announced its results for financial year ended May 2014,with a turnover of approximately £12.8m, the company is over eight per cent up on the previous year and reports further expansion as a result.... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms launches 10mm shower screens

    06 Oct 2014

    Shower enclosure specialist Lakes Bathrooms has launched two new 10mm designs as part of its runaway hit, the Coastline Collection.... Read more

  • Perfection in reflection

    01 Jul 2014

    Shower enclosure specialist Lakes Bathrooms has launched an extensive new range of mirrored shower enclosures, doors and bath panels.... Read more

  • Business Award for Lakes Bathrooms

    04 Jun 2014

    Lakes Bathrooms is proud to announce that managing director Robin Craddock has won the ‘Next Generation Family Achiever’ award as part of Cotswold Life Family Business Awards. ... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms goes large

    01 Jun 2014

    Further growth for shower enclosure specialist Lakes Bathrooms has seen the company nearly double its storage facility space, just two years after moving to significantly larger premises.... Read more

  • Three Peaks Challenge triumph for Lakes Bathrooms

    15 May 2014

    Shower specialist Lakes Bathrooms has conquered new heights with its team sponsored to complete the famous Three Peaks Challenge. ... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms appoints two new designers

    18 Apr 2014

    Shower enclosure specialist, Lakes Bathrooms, has announced the appointment of two new product designers: Ben Bright and Arthur Valeyev join the company and will be working alongside design manager John Scrivens. ... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms takes charity challenge to new heights

    18 Mar 2014

    Shower specialist Lakes Bathrooms is taking charitable efforts to new heights with a sponsored team attempt at the famous Three Peaks Challenge. ... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms launches new Coastline Collection

    18 Feb 2014

    As with the complete Coastline Collection, the look for this new range is confident, sleek, minimalist and contemporary. ... Read more

  • Charitable champions

    11 Feb 2014

    Shower enclosure specialist Lakes Bathrooms has totalled up the charitable fundraising of its team for 2013 and announced that over £7500 was donated thanks to the various endeavours of staff within the company. ... Read more

  • 25 per cent off AllClear protective coating kit from

    11 Nov 2013

    Shower specialist Lakes Bathrooms is expanding its discount offer on its AllClear® Surface Protection System for all consumers, previously only available to those purchasing shower enclosures from the Classic or Coastline Collections. ... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms expands globally

    11 Aug 2013

    UK Shower enclosure specialist, Lakes Bathrooms, is expanding and seeking strategic relationships with wholesalers and distributors world-wide to act as trade partners for the supply of its Classic and Coastline Collections. ... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms expands the Coastline Collection

    11 Apr 2013

    Shower specialist Lakes Bathrooms has just expanded its Coastline Collection of 8mm walk-in enclosures, adding 24 new sizes to extend the range. ... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms supports family featured in BBC One series ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’

    11 Mar 2013

    Lakes Bathrooms has supplied a shower enclosure to support a family featured in the BBC One series ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’, due to air later this year.... Read more

  • 25 per cent off AllClear protective coating kit

    11 Jan 2013

    Shower specialist Lakes Bathrooms is discounting its AllClear surface protection kit for all its Classic and Coastline customers. ... Read more

  • Product Finder from Lakes Bathrooms makes shower selection easy

    11 Nov 2012

    Shower specialist, Lakes Bathrooms, has launched a new, digital ‘Product Finder’ to make it quicker and easier to locate the ideal shower enclosure, or associated bathroom products. ... Read more

  • Larger sizes in lightweight trays from Lakes Bathrooms

    11 Oct 2012

    Shower specialist, Lakes Bathrooms, has expanded its range of lightweight, low-profile Acrylic Capped Resin (ABS) trays to add much larger sizes. ... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms reintroduces stone resin trays

    11 Oct 2012

    Shower specialist, Lakes Bathrooms, has reintroduced a range of stone resin trays to add further choice to complement its Classic and Coastline collections of enclosures. ... Read more

  • Chris Watson joins Lakes Bathrooms’ growing sales team

    11 Jun 2012

    Lakes Bathrooms has announced the appointment of Chris Watson as area sales manager, in a move to expand its sales team. ... Read more

  • Bev Sherratt joins board at Lakes Bathrooms

    11 Mar 2012

    Lakes Bathrooms has announced the appointment of certified accountant, Bev Sherratt as finance director. ... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms moves to new premises

    11 Jan 2012

    Continued growth for shower specialist Lakes Bathrooms has seen the company relocate to new, significantly larger premises. ... Read more

  • KMT becomes exclusive distributor for Lakes Bathrooms

    11 Dec 2011

    Shower enclosure specialist, Lakes Bathroom, has announced the appointment of KMT Wholesale Limited as the exclusive distributor for its products in Eire. ... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms launches SMC low-cost shower tray range

    11 Nov 2011

    Shower specialist Lakes Bathrooms has launched a new collection of lightweight, sheet moulded composite (SMC) shower trays... Read more

  • Simon Bailey joins Lakes Bathrooms

    11 Oct 2011

    Lakes Bathrooms has announced the appointment of Simon Bailey as area sales manager, taking responsibility for the South East region of the UK.... Read more

  • New Brochure and New Collection from Lakes Bathrooms

    11 Sep 2011

    Shower specialist Lakes Bathrooms has just launched a brand new brochure with a free DVD, to showcase its full range and introduce the new Coastline Collection. ... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms says Coastline breaks all forecasts

    11 Aug 2011

    Just one month after launch of the Coastline Collection of shower enclosures, manufacturer Lakes Bathrooms announces that the new lead range has broken all forecasts. Coastline is the new 8mm collection, headed by the Walk-in Range and it has doubled original targets expected by Lakes Bathrooms.... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms Launches New 8mm Collection

    11 Jul 2011

    Shower enclosure specialist Lakes Bathrooms has launched the Coastline Collection, a complete new portfolio of 8mm designs. The first element in the new collection is the Walk-in range and this comprises seven frameless enclosures, now available throughout the UK.... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms replaces its entire tray range

    11 Jun 2011

    Shower specialist Lakes Bathrooms has launched a new collection of low-profile, lightweight, ABS capped resin shower trays to replace its entire existing range. The new range of trays measure just 40mm in height and all designs weigh in at under 25kg.... Read more

  • A whet appetite for wet rooms

    11 Jan 2011

    Wet room sales have rocketed in the past five years, from the niche of exclusive and expensive luxury, to the must-have mainstream. The freedom of a wet room creates impact in spacious situations and can be a practical way to fit showering into smaller spaces. The public, it would seem, just can’t get enough of this trend.... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms freezes prices

    11 Dec 2010

    Lakes Bathrooms has announced that it will be freezing prices for 2011, sustaining a two year hold on prices for the Classic Collection of shower enclosures, shower doors, bath screens, accessories and bathroom products for the less able.... Read more

  • Lee Howells joins Lakes Bathrooms

    15 Nov 2010

    Lakes Bathrooms has announced the appointment of Lee Howells as area sales manager, taking responsibility for the North West region of the UK. Lee joins the company from outside the bathroom industry, having previously worked in the recruitment market for the past 12 years. ... Read more

  • Business sense for continued recovery

    11 Nov 2010

    As the economy continues to make its slow recovery and we brace ourselves for the impending VAT increase, it’s a good time to consider what you can do to ensure that your installation business is in good shape and able to capitalise on the current conditions. ... Read more

  • New Lakes Bathrooms catalogue within Fusion Bathrooms software

    15 Sep 2010

    Lakes Bathrooms, the specialist manufacturer of shower enclosures, bath screens and bathroom accessories, has just announced that its Classic Collection of products has been created as a catalogue by software experts 20-20 Fusion.... Read more

  • New stay-clean mirrored bathroom cabinets from Lakes Bathrooms

    11 Sep 2010

    Lakes Bathrooms has just launched a new range of luxury, mirrored bathroom cabinets that offer elegant storage and are uniquely supplied with a specialist stay-clean AllClear® coating. ... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms Launches 8mm Italian Style for 6mm Price

    11 Jul 2010

    Shower enclosure specialist, Lakes Bathrooms, has launched a new range of 8mm walk-in enclosures as part of its Italia Collection. The 8mm Modula range includes five styles of free standing, walk-in enclosures and - as an introductory offer – these will be launched at the Modula 6mm price.... Read more

  • Lakes are overflowing

    11 May 2010

    Shower enclosure specialist, Lakes Bathrooms, has grown throughout the recession and the business continues to expand its range, its workforce and fleet. At financial year end the company reported a 24 per cent growth in turnover for 2009.... Read more

  • Springing into Shower Trends

    11 Apr 2010

    ‘Cautious optimism’ is the outlook of many after a year of survival strategies and consolidation. Robin Craddock of Lakes Bathrooms gives his view on the drivers in the bathroom market and the predicted shower trends to guide the trade to capitalise on opportunities in the recovering economy.... Read more

  • Board Boost for Lakes Bathrooms

    11 Apr 2010

    Shower enclosure specialist, Lakes Bathrooms, has made three new director appointments as the company continues to grow and expand. Founder of the business, Alan Craddock, now steps into the post of chairman and Robin Craddock succeeds him as managing director, with effect from 1st April 2010.... Read more

  • Supplier of the Year Award for Lakes Bathrooms

    11 Feb 2010

    Leading independent home retailer Gardiner Haskins has awarded Lakes Bathrooms ‘Bathroom Supplier of the Year’ for 2009. ... Read more

  • High style range for ‘all inclusive’ bathrooms

    25 Jul 2009

    Series 300 is a stylish new range of bathroom products for the less able, being launched by Lakes Bathrooms. Smashing any misconceptions that less able equipment should be merely functional, this Italian range has a stylish, contemporary look.... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms featured on C4’s The Home Show

    24 Jul 2009

    Lakes Bathrooms have just appeared on Channel 4’s The Home Show, which went to air on Thursday 9th July 2009 at 8pm. ... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms launches new business

    23 Jul 2009

    An invisible coating may seem an unlikely money-spinner, especially in today’s tough market. But the AllClear® stay-clean coating launched by Tewkesbury company Lakes Bathrooms last year has provided the opportunity for the company to launch a brand new business.... Read more

  • Minimalist Chic: S-LITE shower launch

    22 Jul 2009

    S-LITE is a chic new shower range from Lakes Bathrooms, based on a minimalist design of smooth, sliding doors. Part of the ‘Italia Collection’, S-LITE is a frameless range and it was designed at the famous Talocci Design house in Rome.... Read more

  • Where next for the bathroom market?

    20 Jun 2009

    The bathroom market, like every sector, has hit hard times and ‘survival of the fittest’ appears to be the obvious mantra. One company bucking the trend is Lakes Bathrooms and sales director Robin Craddock shares his insight for how to be one of the winners.... Read more

  • AllClear Eire License Deal for Lakes Bathrooms

    11 Jun 2009

    Lakes Bathrooms have been awarded sole distribution rights in Eire for the high tech stay-clean patented coating system that they sell under the brand ‘AllClear’. ... Read more

  • AllClear protective coating – FREE SAMPLE for readers

    11 Feb 2009

    AllClear® is a high performance stay-clean coating that invisibly protects glass and other surfaces such as granite and ceramics. ... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms adds AllClear to bath screens

    11 Nov 2008

    Bathroom enclosure and screen specialist Lakes Bathrooms has announced that its AllClear™ coating is now being added to bath screens in the Classic Collection. ... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms brochure now comes with DVD

    11 Aug 2008

    In every Lakes Bathrooms brochure is a DVD that explains their protective AllClear® coating, which is now supplied as standard on all silver enclosures and doors.... Read more

  • Sunshine or Showers?

    11 Jul 2008

    Making sense of this turbulent climate, Robin Craddock, sales director at Lakes Bathrooms, gives an industry view on what this means for our market and gives his recommendations for how to best survive the storm.... Read more

  • Stay-clean showers thanks to invisible AllClear Coating

    11 Jun 2008

    Shower enclosure specialist Lakes Bathrooms has announced the launch of AllClear™; an invisible protective coating that repels water, dirt, soap scum and limescale on bathroom surfaces, like water off a duck’s back.... Read more

  • Get Your Coat

    14 Apr 2008

    Glass and ceramic coatings in the bathroom are increasingly prevalent but are they really that important or just an easy extra to bump prices?... Read more

  • Lakes Bathrooms is the new name for Provex Products

    11 Apr 2008

    Established bathroom manufacturer Provex Products is changing its name to Lakes Bathrooms.... Read more