FAQ

  • Where are the Taplanes® pods manufactured?
  • All of our pre-fabricated shower cubicles and bathroom pods are manufactured by our team of craftsmen in a rural setting in North Yorkshire, near Leeds, UK.

  • What are your shower units made from?
  • All of our units are made from durable, inert polypropylene material

  • Are the units completely watertight?
  • Yes, Taplanes® showers are 100% leak-free.

  • There are no prices on your website, how much do your units cost?
  • As Taplanes units are tailored to client specifications, each quotation is different. The price will depend on the type of unit, the measurements and the fitments that you choose. Please contact us to get an idea of costs.

  • Do you provide an installation service?
  • No, Taplanes® are a supply only company.

  • Will a Taplanes® unit be suitable for a refurbishment project?
  • Yes, we manufacture both one-piece and sectional units, meaning that we are able to provide showering solutions for both refurbishments and new-build projects. The sectional units break down into 4, 5 or 6 horizontal sections which are individually transported into the building, defeating the issue of low ceilings, narrow corridors and doorways. Once the sectional elements are in their final location, they are easily slotted back together to provide a leak-free showering solution suitable for any project.

  • How long will the installation take?
  • On average a cubicle installation will take between 3-4 hours, a Minipod 4-5 hours, and an ensuite pod between 6-8 hours. When comparing this with the time it takes to install a typical tile and grout shower, Taplanes® units make for a quicker and easier installation.

  • Do you provide technical support?
  • Yes, we provide technical and AutoCAD support to anyone who should require it.

  • How long will it take for my shower to be delivered?
  • Generally the lead time, from the date of order, is around 4 weeks. Please note that our products will be in high demand during our busy period over the summer months. We can often experience increased lead times of up to 12 weeks during this period. We would therefore recommend planning early to ensure that all deadlines are achieved.

  • Are Taplanes® showers cost effective?
  • Our shower units are excellent value for money due to their long lifespan. The leakproof guarantee will ensure no maintenance costs and there is no need to re-seal the units. A regular tile and grout shower or ensuite can be incredibly expensive to install, with the need of a plumber, tiler, plasterer and occasionally a joiner. With Taplanes® products you will need only a plumber to fit your unit, lowering the installation costs considerably.

  • Will my shower get mouldy?
  • No! The nature of our polypropylene ensures that no moulds or bacteria can survive on the material, the same material then welds the base to the structure of the unit, making your shower free from sealant. This means that the product is incredibly easy to clean and maintain, keeping your shower looking like new.

  • Are your products Eco-friendly?
  • Yes, we are able to remove old Taplanes® units to be reground and re-extruded into flat sheets. The recycled material is then used as support ribs within the new cubicles. Due to the thermal nature of our material, you will not require the use of a radiator or underfloor heating.

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