How quick is it to assemble?
The shack can be assembled in under an hour by a single capable person. We offer an installation service on delivery.
How is the water heated?
The water is heated by a gas heater, which is simply connected to a propane bottle. Depending on the number of showers you wish to run, there are various configurations of Shower Shacks situated around a central Boiler Shack from which the water is heated.
What if I don't have running water?
We recommend companies such as Water Direct who are able to supply clean, potable water across the UK. This could be a 1000 litre supply, suitable for small groups, or a huge 30,000 litre tanker for big events. If it's just the one, you can also site a 1000L IBC full of water and use a 12v pump powered by a leisure battery.
How to control temperature
The gas boiler can set the temperature at the recommended range of 38-40°C. The Shower Shacks, if standalone, contain a thermostatic mixer bar. The multiple shack setups are fitted with non concussive push valves at a set temperature.
How easy is it to transport?
The Shower and Lav Shacks are relatively lightweight, they can also be easily moved with a forklift or, with care, pulled up onto a trailer once assembled. It is important out of season to drain the shower system and store it safely to avoid frost damage.
Where can you deliver them to?
We can deliver these across the UK and the method will depend on quantity and distance. In most instances we will deliver with a trailer and also offer an install service. We will always work out the lowest possible cost for delivery so we can provide quotations on request.
How can we ensure the safety and quality of the water?
As long as you are using fresh running water, there is very little chance of waterborne diseases such as Legionnaires disease. Running the tap for a few minutes before use should clear out any stagnant water that's been sitting in the pipes.
With stored water, the supply should be kept below 20°C to prevent Legionella activity. The water supply should be refreshed at least weekly, without being allowed to stagnate and suitably chlorinated. All shower heads and hosepipes should regularly be descaled and disinfected.
How can you ensure the waste water doesn't harm the environment?
Not only do we recommend eco-friendly shower products that have naturally low levels of phosphates and other chemicals that may affect the environment, but the water collection tray allows you to divert the grey waste to a responsible location such as a drain for disposal.
With regards to chlorine levels, these can also cause damage to the environment if too high. Fortunately the safe levels of chlorine to kill most pathogens are already present in tap-water, so a Shower Shack will really have no more environmental impact than a garden hose.