FROM OUR FACTORY TO YOUR HOME

Founded in 1996, we’ve been busy making fine baths, bathroom furniture and shower enclosures. Take a glimpse at what we do.

BATH VIDEO HERE

HAND MADE BATHS

MADE FROM OUR UNIQUE ISO-ENAMEL MATERIAL

Back in 1994, Albion’s founders had a mission -
to create the ultimate bathtubs. After looking at
the market it was clear that only two materials
were available at the time. Acrylic, which is a soft plastic, became popular in the 1970’s due to ease
 of manufacture and low cost. However, acrylic’s properties fell short of what the customer wanted.
 It’s exibility was always an issue. People reported
 a dread of taking a bath, as they felt the tub might break under their weight. People also said that acrylic was easy to scratch and always had a ‘cheap look about it’. These shortcomings still remain today.

Cast Iron has been used for approximately 120 years. It gained a reputation for being the ‘real-thing’. However, cast iron has many drawbacks, such as excessive weight, incredible heat loss from the bathing water and a proneness to surface chipping. Homeowners also found that liquid cleaners would ruin the white interior surface.

Strong and durable construction

After two years of development, Albion had 
it sorted. A new material was created from an amalgam of high technology resin and a special reinforced mineral. Manufactured in our own factory, this material was named Iso-Enamel due to its high strength and hard surface. This formulation is cast into moulds and allowed to harden. The result is
 a strong, durable and luxurious construction that gives years of bathing enjoyment. An Albion bath is approximately 1/3 the weight of a cast iron bath. Also, Albion baths will keep your water hotter as our material insulates rather than conducts heat.

1/3 the weight of cast iron

To this day, our patented process is unique and provides benefits that other materials cannot provide. Our range of baths are split into two families: Roll Tops, which have a soft rolled edge, and Bull Nose which are characterised by a continuous form from inside to outside.

Your water stays hotter

The exterior of our Roll Top baths can be customised; choose from our selected paint range, one of our three exclusive burnished metallic finishes.

So how do we make them? The exact way we do things is a bit of a secret! Our materials and processes are unique to us – so we’re keen not to give the game away. What we can say, is that an Albion bath is a multi-layered construction of special resins and stone powders. The surface is a high-gloss, bright white enamel. This is harder than acrylic – and compared to cast iron, our coating is less prone to chipping.

An Albion bath is reinforced internally. This gives our baths greater strength than other ‘cast-resin’ baths on the market. The core of the bath is an amalgam of resin and special stone particles, making it strong without being too heavy. This core also insulates your bathing water. 

TAYLORED MAN VIDEO HERE

TAILORED FURNITURE MANUFACTURING

SIZED FOR YOUR BATHROOM - NO MORE COMPROMISE

Our furniture manufacturing workshop can now offer a greater variety of sizes. Using our tailored manufacturing system, we now offer vanity units and mirrors in a size range from 450mm wide to 2200mm wide. This gives you the opportunity to design your bathroom to your ideals – and not compromise. As manufacturers, we can offer custom made vanity units supplied in multiples of 50mm. Therefore we can make sizes of 450, 500, 550mm wide, all the way to 2200mm wide. Get in touch for more information.

The Albion Bath Co Ltd. tel: 01255 831605. The Factory, Highbirch Rd, Weeley Heath. Essex, CO16 9BU. England

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