The owners of Oxford’s latest boutique hotel have ensured that the bathrooms at meet the highest aesthetic standards by installing showering equipment from Mira Showers, the UK’s leading manufacturer of showering products and accessories, and its commercial division, Rada.
The Bocardo, named after the city’s medieval prison, will be a 10-room hotel above Jamie Oliver’s restaurant, in George Street is being developed by city hotelier Rajinder Pal – who also owns The Tree Hotel in Iffley and the Marlborough House Hotel in Woodstock Road, Oxford, as well as another hotel near High Wycombe – together with his business partner Hardeep Gidda.
Mr Pal said: “We had the option of just cleaning up the existing premises but we decided to do it using quality materials. It is a perfect location, the demand is there and we are investing for the future.”
The products fitted include Rada V12 shower and diverter range, Mira Flight Trays and Mira enclosures. “We chose these products because we know from experience that they’re reliable and good value for money while providing the ‘wow’ factor that we need for this sort of upmarket hotel where quality and appearance is all-important,” Mr Pal commented.
The V12 features Rada’s ground-breaking InsutechTM safe-to-touch technology, which reduces the temperature of the hot inlet so there is no risk of accidental scalding while safe hot water is delivered consistently through the TMV3-approved thermostatic mixing valve.
The Mira Flight shower trays are manufactured from hard-wearing acrylic resin stone are extremely light – 20% lighter than similar products made from acrylic capped resin stone. They incorporate the BioCote® finish which not only reduces bacteria and mould by up to 99% but also protects against discolouration. Unlike other forms of protection BioCote® will never wear off or wash away.
The shower trays are complemented by the range of shower enclosures that include pivot, bi-fold and sliding doors and were designed with retrofitting projects such as the Bocardo in mind so the accent is very much on ‘installability’ – with adjustment available on each wall profile – providing an enclosure solution that’s easy to fit, delivers a cleaner, more professional installation and improves productivity and/ or profitability on site.
Designed along simple yet strong lines, doors and panels can be combined to give up to 16 different enclosure styles: from extended alcove enclosures to more compact arrangements for en suite situations.
Quality is integral to all Mira shower enclosures, and the enclosure range is no different. Doors are tested for 32,000 slam cycles – equivalent to 20 years use by a family of four showering daily. Similarly, every panel tested to BSEN14428+A1 (2008) which represents the impact of being hit by a falling 20 stone person.
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