By Emily Rivers
Last updated 4th May 2023

Thermostatic Mixer Shower Cost Guide

Thermostatic mixer showers are ideal for homes with young families as you can regulate the temperature to reduce the risk of scalding. Top brands can be pricey – so how much should you expect to spend on installing a thermostatic mixer shower?

How much does it cost to install a thermostatic shower?

How much it costs to install a thermostatic shower depends on the type of shower you choose, what your plumbing is like and your location in the UK.

The average cost to supply and install a thermostatic shower is £350-£500.

Cost to install a thermostatic mixer shower

Top thermostatic mixer shower brands

One of the biggest factors that will impact how much it costs to install your shower is the brand of thermostatic shower you choose. Here are some of the top thermostatic mixer shower brands and how much you should expect to pay for them:

Shower brand

Price range

Aqualisa

£200-£500

Bristan

£175-£410

Grohe

£185-£500

Ideal Standard

£160-£550

Mira

£140-£700

How does a thermostatic mixer shower work?

Thermostatic mixer showers connect to your hot and cold water supply. They store water at a high temperature and use a series of internal valves to mix it with cold water to your desired temperature. 

The valves also instantly react to changes in water temperature, adding more hot or cold water as needed to bring the water back to your set temperature. A thermostatic shower will also shut down immediately if the cold water supply fails. This makes them ideal for families with young children as there is no risk of sudden, unexpected scalding.

Types of thermostatic shower

Concealed valve

Concealed thermostatic shower valves are perfect for minimalist bathrooms. As the name suggests, the valves and all the internal workings of the shower sit behind the wall so you can’t see them. Only the controls, riser and shower head will be seen, giving your bathroom a sleek look.

Exposed valve

Exposed valve thermostatic showers offer a stylish industrial look to your bathroom. All the valves and pipes are fixed to the wall and become more of a feature in the room.

Bar valve

Bar valves are usually the cheapest thermostatic shower valves as they’re easy to fit. They are compact so are perfect for small bathrooms and come in square or cylindrical bars in a range of finishes.

What is the difference between a mixer shower and a thermostatic shower?

A mixer shower uses your hot and cold water supply to mix it to your set temperature, but it can’t instantly react to sudden changes in temperature.

For example, if you’re using a normal mixer shower and someone turns on a tap in another room, that could cause the pressure to change and your shower may get too hot or cold. You would have to adjust the temperature manually or wait for the tap to turn off before the temperature goes back to normal. With a thermostatic shower, it would react straight away and add more hot or cold water to bring it back to your set temperature.

Do you need a combi boiler for a thermostatic shower?

No, you don't need a combi boiler for a thermostatic shower. They can be used with conventional or system boilers, making them a great option for many households. However, you do need to have good water pressure.

Thermostatic mixer showers are highly recommended for homes with combi boilers, however. This is because they can struggle to provide multiple outlets with water at the same time, which can cause fluctuations in shower temperature. With a thermostatic shower, the temperature should be much more stable.

Can you have a cold shower with a thermostatic shower?

You can still have a cold shower with a thermostatic shower, but if you want an extremely cold shower you may struggle. This is because the valves may still mix some hot water into the shower head even if you have the temperature set as low as it can go.

Do you need electricity for a thermostatic shower?

No, you don't need electricity for a thermostatic shower. Unlike an electric shower, they are connected to your hot water supply, so your boiler heats the hot water for the shower rather than an electric element.

However, you can buy thermostatic electric showers, but reviews on their reliability vary. Make sure you do your research before you buy a thermostatic electric shower.

Is a thermostatic shower more powerful than an electric shower?

Thermostatic showers are more powerful than electric showers. You need to have a high-pressure water supply for a thermostatic mixer shower to work effectively, whereas electric showers are suited to homes that don’t have good pressure.

Most of the time, electric showers are fitted in homes that have a gravity-fed system, like a conventional boiler with a hot water tank and cold water tank in the loft. The gravity helps create pressure, which generally isn’t enough for a thermostatic shower.

Make sure you get a range of quotes from reliable plumbers before you go ahead with installing a thermostatic mixer shower. Post your job on HaMuch to get quotes from trusted plumbers in your area.


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Install a thermostatic mixer shower cost in the UK
Install a thermostatic mixer shower cost in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKInstall a thermostatic mixer shower cost
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Aberdeen£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Amber Valley£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Angus£185
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Arun£225
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Ashfield£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Aylesbury Vale£250
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Barnsley£180
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Basildon£230
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Basingstoke & Deane£275
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Bassetlaw£170
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Bath & North East Somerset£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Bedford£240
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Belfast£160
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Birmingham£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Blackburn£185
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Blackpool£180
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Bolton£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Bournemouth£215
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Bracknell Forest£275
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Bradford£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Braintree£225
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Breckland£150
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Bridgend£175
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Brighton£245
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Bristol£185
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Broadland£210
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Broxtowe£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Bury£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Caerphilly£170
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Calderdale£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Cambridge£220
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Canterbury£220
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Cardiff£175
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Carmarthenshire£145
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Charnwood£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Chelmsford£230
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Cheltenham£220
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Cherwell£240
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Chester£185
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Colchester£225
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Conway£160
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Coventry£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Crewe & Nantwich£180
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Dacorum£260
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Derby£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Doncaster£180
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Dover£220
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Dudley£200
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Dumfries & Galloway£170
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Dundee£200
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near East Ayrshire£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near East Devon£170
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near East Dunbartonshire£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near East Hampshire£220
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near East Hertfordshire£255
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near East Lindsey£175
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near East Riding£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Eastleigh£215
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Edinburgh£200
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Elmbridge£275
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Epping Forest£275
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Erewash£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Exeter£180
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Falkirk£200
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Fife£200
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Flintshire£180
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Gateshead£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Gedling£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Glasgow£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Gloucester£310
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Guildford£275
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Gwynedd£160
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Halton£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Harrogate£175
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Havant & Waterloo£200
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Highland£200
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Horsham£260
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Huntingdonshire£220
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Ipswich£230
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Isle of Wight£200
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£165
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Kingston-upon-Hull£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Kirklees£200
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Knowsley£185
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Lancaster£185
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Leeds£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Leicester£185
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Lisburn£165
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Liverpool£185
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near London£275
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Luton£260
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Macclesfield£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Maidstone£225
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Manchester£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Mid Bedfordshire£245
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Mid Sussex£260
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Middlesbrough£200
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Milton Keynes£235
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Neath Port Talbot£180
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near New Forest£210
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Newbury£280
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Newcastle-under-Lyme£180
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Newport£170
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near North Ayrshire£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near North East Lincolnshire£180
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near North Hertfordshire£255
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near North Lanarkshire£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near North Lincolnshire£175
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near North Somerset£185
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near North Tyneside£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near North Wiltshire£225
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Northampton£225
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Norwich£205
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Nottingham£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Nuneaton & Bedworth£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Oldham£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Oxford£250
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Pembrokeshire£130
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Perth & Kinross£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Peterborough£200
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Plymouth£155
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Poole£215
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Portsmouth£200
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Powys£210
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Preston£180
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Reading£275
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Redcar & Cleveland£205
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Reigate & Banstead£280
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Renfrewshire£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£175
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Rochdale£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Rochester-upon-Medway£225
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Rotherham£175
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Salford£200
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Salisbury£210
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Sandwell£200
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Scarborough£175
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Scottish Borders£225
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Sefton£180
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Sevenoaks£260
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Sheffield£175
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Slough£270
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Solihull£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near South Ayrshire£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near South Bedfordshire£240
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near South Cambridgeshire£225
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near South Gloucestershire£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near South Kesteven£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near South Lanarkshire£200
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near South Oxfordshire£255
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near South Somerset£160
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near South Tyneside£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Southampton£210
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Southend-on-Sea£215
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near St Albans£265
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near St Helens£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Stafford£200
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Stockport£200
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Stockton-on-Tees£200
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Stoke-on-Trent£180
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Stratford-on-Avon£210
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Stroud£215
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Suffolk Coastal£225
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Sunderland£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Swale£220
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Swansea£175
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Tameside£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Teignbridge£185
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Tendring£230
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Test Valley£210
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Thamesdown£260
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Thanet£210
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near The Wrekin£310
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Thurrock£240
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Torbay£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Trafford£200
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Vale of Glamorgan£180
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Vale of White Horse£250
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Vale Royal£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Wakefield£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Walsall£200
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Warrington£195
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Warwick£200
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Waveney£210
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Waverley£270
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Wealden£235
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near West Lancashire£185
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near West Lothian£210
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near West Wiltshire£225
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Wigan£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Windsor & Maidenhead£265
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Wirral£185
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Wokingham£280
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Wolverhampton£200
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Wrexham Maelor£190
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Wychavon£205
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near Wycombe£270
Install a thermostatic mixer shower near York£175