Steam Shower and Sauna

Wedding Day Video and Photography

Are you or a family member getting married soon?
You will need a Wedding Video and Photography!

Choosing a wedding photographer and wedding videographer is another one of the many, many items on the Bride and Grooms list of series to arrange. 

Selecting a trustworthy, reliable, professional company is perhaps the first place to start, then you need to ensure that their work is in a style of photography or video that you like and would suit your special wedding day. Next you need to check that the videographer and photographer are available on the day.

Harrogate Wedding, Video and Photography is the amalgamation of two independent company who are able to offer a combined wedding video and photography solution or if you prefer, a separate solution.

So why is this worth considering over sourcing individual photographer and video people?
By using Harrogate Weddings to provide Professional photographer and video for your wedding, you not only save time, but the cost will be less for using a single company solution. The other reason, and personas that may not be apparent is that using a wedding photographer and wedding video company that have experience of working together, means that on you special and magical day, they are fully aware of each others specific needs when it comes to arranging the shots. Allowing time and room to make sure the photographer has his shots, and the video has carpeted the special moments. Communication between both parties makes things, location shots and your day run without hitch and means the finished wedding video and wedding photography looks stunning.

Harrogate Weddings, Video and Photography offer wedding photo and video services not only in Harrogate and other parts of North Yorkshire, but in fact anywhere in the UK. We have done weddings as far as London and France.

Harrogate Weddings can provide both Digital only photography, or a full wedding album. The choices of video are varied too' traditional wedding feature, full wedding video, or even Wedding Marryoke. Marryoke is modern trent to shoot a wedding video to the accompaniment of your favourite pop song - great fun for all your friend and family on the day. Your wedding video can include messages form your guests, the ceremony and the speeches if you wish.

Our photographer has many years of experience shooting both weddings and studio photography and is sure to capture the best of your day. The videographers are able to produce romantic, stylish, or modern video to your exact needs and are amazingly creative.

The video team had a wealth of professional equipment, including rigs, cranes, aerial cameras, GoPro along with steady cams, cages and shoulder rigs - all of which are used to get the best shots we can.

Harrogate Weddings is the joining of both Ideal Imagery Photography and Red Lime Studios Videographers

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Created On  25 Sep 2014 11:28  -  Permalink

Why AquaLusso Shower and Steam Showers are the only choice

Why AquaLusso

AquaLusso have built a solid reputation as the UK as the Leading Brand Shower Cabin and Steam Shower supplier.

A product or brand can only truly be considered as a success, when it is being talked about and sought out. We receive many calls a month from retailers, who have had several customers asking if he sell AquaLusso products. It only takes a few requests, before a retailer just has to act - and we heard this time and again!

Why are people looking to AquaLusso as The Brand for their next steam shower, shower cabin on whirlpool and steam bath spa?

...we are specialists in what we do
We only sell shower cabins at AquaLusso, we do not sell other bathroom items. Our focus is 100% on the products, to make them the best we can. support the customer and retailer in any way we can to make the experience positive.

...the Product range
Our range is large enough to offer a great choice, but small enough to not overwhelm both the customer, the retailer.

...we strive to improve
We are constantly reviewing the product range with an eye for where we can improve. We consider the design, the function, the ease of use and installation.

...a great support team
Our UK based support team know the products inside and out. We can help you in every stage of the process from initial consultation, through to installation support when your installer is on-site and beyond. We can help you by phone on a local call rate number immediately, or via email for convenience.

...a large retailer base
Our vision is a place in every major town, where you can look round an AquaLusso shower before you buy. We are not there yet, but we do have a large network of retailers with showroom displays. We also have a very large network of online only retailers, to provide the best choice and price.

...we lead the field
Like any market, there are leaders and followers, innovators and imitators. You only need to take a look at the evolution of our product range and you can see how we have changed things. Then take a look at what else is available and how similar they look to our early models, yet sold as 'the Latest model'!

Created On  22 Jul 2013 12:08  -  Permalink

Your Own Whirlpool Bath and Enjoying Its Health Benefits

A good long bath always works wonders for a tired body and a tired mind. Being soaked in water brings about a relaxing feel that always soothes tired nerves and sore muscles. A whirlpool bathtub will do much more for you than a regular bathtub will. Water jets making a massaging action in the warm water will effectively relieve the body of tiredness or soreness, and help relax the mind. The comfort and relaxation provided by a good soak in a regular tub will be multiplied ten times with the soothing massaging effects of a whirlpool bathtub.After a long and very tiring, and sometimes stressful day, a good massage will help relax muscles, nerves and even sore joints. But not everyone can go to a spa or a health club to enjoy a massage session. It can be costly and will take too much effort on your part to go out of the house every time you would need to be relaxed.

Health Benefits Of A Whirlpool Bath

The benefits of having your own whirlpool bathtub at home will always outweigh the causefor you to install one. Right at the comfort and convenience of your home, you can have a relaxing soak any time of the day, whenever you need it or whenever you feel like it, you can play soothing music to accompany the motions of the water. You may even have aromatic or essential oils in the bathroom to add to the relaxing therapy that your body and mind may need at the moment. Let the warm water of the whirlpool bathtub improve the circulation of your blood and loosen tight or tensed muscles that are oftentimes the result not just of fatigue, but of too much mental stress. After an active day at work, or a busy day doing house chores, you can go to your own bathroom and get water therapy, or hydrotherapy, and relish it’s comforting soothing effect. More than that, you will also appreciate enjoying your privacy and the management of your own time. Relaxation is vital to everyone and the whirlpool bathtub is one instrument to help towards that goal. It is essential to enhance your physical condition because it also affects the way you think, the way you respond, and your general outlook in life. If you are someone who is tired and stressed all the time, you can be grumpy and may always be negative when it comes it his outlook. But if you are always relaxed, you do not snap at people, you do not get upset easily, you think clearly and calmly, and you are generally positive about things and situations.

Benefits For The Mind And Body

More than physical health, relaxing in a whirlpool bathtub regularly will produce a wonderful effect on your mental and emotional health, which will have a positive effect on your relationships and your outlook and lifestyle. The key, however, is to have regular sessions in your whirlpool bathtub because it keeps your muscles and nerves relaxed. It even induces a good night’s sleep that is very beneficial to your health.

Created On  16 Jun 2013 11:51  -  Permalink

Shower Enclosure Buying Guide

Getting a shower enclosure for your bathroom is a major investment, as it will serve you for many, many years. So, once you decide to buy a shower enclosure, a number of things need to be kept in mind to assure that the shower enclosure stays intact for a really long period of time.

Basic Checks


There are several shapes of modern shower cubicles: square, rectangular, and other geometrically shaped enclosures are commonly available in the market. Don’t choose a huge shower cubicle that makes your bathroom congested; rather choose the one that makes your bathroom look bigger than ever before. A nice shower cubicle will feel like a new extension of your old bathroom.


If your new shower cubicle can be placed at the same place where your old shower used to be, then it would help in savings lots of preparatory expenses, and also in saving money. Existence of required pipes and taps at the right spot makes it easy for you to fit your shower cubicle.

Having a Tray or Not?

Some people prefer to buy shower enclosures that come along a tray. Getting a shower cubicle that genuinely comes along a tray is more beneficial, as it fits properly and doesn’t pose chances of getting leaked.


Inside walls of a shower enclosure need to be tiled. So, you would need to choose the color, size and texture of tiles you want to install, and in case you already had a shower installed, most probably the walls would already be tiled.



Have you ever looked at a piece of metal whose chrome plating has come off? Such bathroom fittings look really ugly, and even if your shower enclosure functions properly, the bad looks will finish its grace. It is wise to choose a brand that has completely tested its fittings for corrosion, especially in case the water being used is salty.

Door Sliders

This feature of shower enclosures is perhaps not among ones you look at while buying one. Shower door sliders are really important in determining a shower cubicles quality and feel. We use door sliders that have been tested around a hundred thousand times in order to check their quality and life.


Having a good seal, often along magnetic strips on the internal wall of shower door is necessary for keeping the water inside. Another major benefit of shower seals is that it makes the enclosure a lot more pleasing, especially in an aesthetic way.


Solid metal door handles and fixtures are way better than fancy, chrome platted plastic made fixtures. Plastic chrome fixtures may look fancy, but give a cheap look upon contact, and also have a small life.


You would always buy a shower enclosure that is within your budget, but you may forget to ask for any value added taxes and delivery charges. When these small amount costs are piled up, they may add a lot into the final price, and even making the product out of reach.

Acrylic Tray


Make sure that the shower tray you choose has been made from pure acrylic, as several companies claim that their tray has been made from acrylic, but they might have used an external acrylic sheet along an ABS base. Trays having such mixing of materials are not as good as pure acrylic ones, and they have a shorter life as well as poor looks.


Few acrylics have got highly shiny, bright white finish. Don’t be amazed to look at the perfect white color, as this is a sign of bad quality acrylic. The best quality acrylic is completely flame retardant and it also doesn’t have a glossy white color, which often doesn’t matches with other sanitary fittings in the bathroom.


There are several grades of acrylic available in the market. Some firms utilize inferior quality acrylic in order to manufacture and sell cheap products. Such products have a small price tag, but they are not of high quality, and have a shorter life span. Acrylic’s per ton costs vary a lot, and some companies use acrylic that costs seven hundred and seventy seven pounds per ton, while others use the one that costs around a thousand pounds per ton. But we use the highest grade acrylic which costs sixteen hundred and eighteen pounds per ton. High quality acrylic will ensure that your tray will last for a longer period of time, and it will fade less with passage of time.


Most acrylic shower trays come with a fiberglass bottom that gives strength to the whole tray. Do not choose firms that add lots of resin and minimum fiber. Such fiberglass is of low quality and it loses color and strength with passage of time. The bases of all shower enclosures made by us use three to four layers of fiberglass, while most manufacturers use just one or two layers of fiberglass.

Tempered Glass


Generally, it is advised to have a tempered safety glass of five to six millimeters for your shower cubicle, but thicker glass is better.


Glass without a protective rounded frame is more likely to be chipped or broken. Shower enclosure with a strong aluminum frame supports glass fitted in door and it also helps to keep it protected.

Break Test

There are a number of tests that are conducted on a shower glass before it is considered safe for use. A piece of glass having dimensions of 120 millimeters by 120 millimeters should be able to break into at least forty five pieces, in case it breaks into less number of pieces, it is considered unsafe as large sized glass shards are dangerous and may cause serious injuries. Tempered safety glass of our showers is broken down into sixty pieces, as more pieces, better glass.

Aluminum Framing

Is it aluminum?

Some companies fool their clients by using aluminum like profiling on their shower enclosures, which is plastic in reality. Such frames don’t just look cheap, but they are also not able to protect the glass inside shower enclosures as good as aluminum frames.

Profile Thickness

Aluminum profile thickness has a lot of importance in long life of shower enclosures. A few companies use just half millimeter thick aluminum, but this much thickness is really less. Aluminum profiles having thickness of 1.2-1.66 millimeter are of good quality, and we also use such quality.


Aluminum is available in a number of different qualities. Some companies use low quality recycles aluminum to reduce manufacturing costs, and such aluminum profiles are more likely to break.

Created On  8 Jun 2013 11:55  -  Permalink

Frequently Asked Questions

Your showers come with a 5 year or Lifetime ‘Return to Base Warranty’, what does this mean?The AquaLusso product/s you purchase are supply only and do not include fitting. If a fault develops with your product within the first 28 days of your plumber installing that is not a fault of the way it was installed, we will cover any reasonable cost (upon receipt of you fully completed Installation/Completion Certificate) for your plumber to come back to you and rectify the problem. If any other fault occurs past the 28 days, we operate a no quibble warranty system where we will send any required replacement parts. You will be asked to provide a completed Installation Certificate (provided with the purchase and filled in at the time of installation) upon receipt of a copy of this certificate, we will send you the require part/s. All parts supplied under Warranty are covered for 90 days or up until the natural expiration of the original Warranty, whichever comes first.

We are so confident in our products ability to last for many, many years, we can happily and honestly give our customers a LONG WARRANTY, and at no extra cost - Other suppliers will not offer such amazing warranties, simply because they are not the same product and cannot be sure they will last!

What is the delivery time for your Showers?
Most of our Bathtek Products are held in stock. We aim to deliver within 48 hours direct to your door on a pallet using a distribution company. If we do not have the model you require in stock or you require a special order item, the item will take approximately 6 to 8 weeks to arrive with you and you will be kept informed of your expected delivery time as we receive updates from our transport company.

Why should I buy from Bathtek? I have seen similar units cheaper elsewhere.
Bathtek is a family run company and has been trading successfully since 2005. In this time, we have grown and grown and now have a dedicated number of staff working for us to provide you, the customer, with the highest level of customer service and after sales support. We are well known for our outstanding customer service and are held in high regard by a vast number of satisfied clients. We also supply directly to a number of large retail and trade outlets, so have a solid financial standing and will most certainly not be disappearing overnight like some other ‘fly by night cowboys’ that operate similar companies on a ‘part time basis’.

There are MANY people selling Shower Cabins and Steam Showers that look initially like those produced by AquaLusso, BUT THEY ARE NOT THE SAME and here is why:
AquaLusso Genuinely work with the manufacturers to develop the range of showers they put our name to (yes, that is why our showers have AquaLusso on the Control Pad). We are not just giving the product an in-house name and telling you it’s this year’s model.

So what are the differences that AquaLusso have added?

CLEAR GLASS: All other suppliers offer the standard Blue tinted glass - fine if your bathroom is designed with a blue colour palette, but clear glass matches any colour option. The glass is the same 5mm, safety glass, fitted as standard on our Platinum Range, but is available as 6mm or greater on our Pure Range. This thicker glass means the framework has been changed to accommodate the new glass. Not only that but the door runners, stoppers etc have all been changed for heavy duty ones, that better handle the additional glass weight, and run really smoothly – no squeaks, or binding.

FRAMEWORK: The framework of the Pure range has been replaced by polished aluminium, rather than the powder coated standard framework. We have also removed some of the central front sections, to create a more pleasing and cleaner lined look.

This part is crucial to the functioning of the electronics of your shower. AquaLusso are so happy and confident that the control pad is designed to last, that the model and design we use has our name on it. Since we sell a lot of spares, including parts fitted to other peoples showers, we know what’s good, what’s bad and what’s going to last.

THERMOSTATIC VALES: These we fit as standard. Our competitors fit the cheaper mixer valves, that offer no safety for you or your family, and could cause scalding. They also charge you more if you want the thermostatic adding to your order... it’s like buying a car and having to pay extra for seat belts!

LED HALO RING LIGHT: We were the first to introduce this items as standard, making a brighter, longer lasing light, rather than the older fluorescent light and ballast system.

WHITE LIGHITNG: Again, if your bathroom colour scheme is blue, then our competitors showers are ok, but with the exciting colour choices available in bathrooms interiors today, the options to let your shower match ANY SCHEME is a sure way to ensure it matches, even if you change the colour of your bathroom in years to come.

PEACE OF MIND: Ok, so you don't think we can sell this?. Perhaps not in a bottle, but we can sell a product that WE are confident with, that will last and last, that we can put a long warranty to because we know will offer the best showering solution for your money. We know we are a little bit more expensive than some sellers, but when you add their cost for all the additional items, that ARE STANDARD on AquaLusso showers, then the final cost price is negligible and the cost over time is in our favour. After all, some of our competitors believe their showers might only last a couple of years – where is the confidence in choosing that?

AquaLusso introduced the Ocean (pale coloured rear glass panels) to complement the Storm (Darker coloured glass rear panels) in 2010. This is available on all models with glass rear panels. This option is NOT available on our competitors models and so offers our customer a choice of colour options which may better suite their bathroom.

So when a supplier tells you their model is THIS YEARS MODEL, then, ask them to tell you EXACTLY what has been changed from the previous model!

When a supplier tells you THEY ARE SHOWER DESIGNERS, ask them what they actually designed, changed or modified with their suppliers. AquaLusso can give you a long list of other minor design changes that we have taken to doing to our products to ensure they are BETTER than those that might look similar (framework re-design, tray form changes, valve changes, hoses and pipe work testing, then list goes on!)

We know that a large amount of suppliers are buying through Agents, rather than the actual Manufacturer. This method of purchasing makes it almost impossible to get changes made at manufacture and certainly the use of an un-needed middle-man adds to the cost. These models are often, chosen for their lowest price, lowest specification, because the middlemen do not fully understand the UK market and its customers’ needs.

We have sole UK rights on AquaLusso showers and supply them to both our franchises and a vast network of showrooms and online retailers Nationwide. ITS ONLY AQUALUSSO, if it SAYS SO ON THE CONTROL PAD!

We have sole UK rights on AquaLusso showers and supply them to both our franchises and a vast network of showrooms and online retailers Nationwide. ITS ONLY AQUALUSSO, if its SAYS SO ON THE CONTROL PAD!

We tested a number of different steam shower suppliers to find the best and most reliable manufacturer, and we have stuck to our current supplier since day one and have never looked back. We would not sell a product to you that we are not confident in or could rest our own reputation on. So be rest assured that you are not buying cheap second rate showers at a matching price.

So why buy Bathtek? Its simple, speak to ANY one of our team, ask ANY question, research our feedback and genuine testimonials, visit our showroom, and visit our website, and then you will see why Bathtek comes out top, time after time after time.

It's natural to try to find an item at the cheapest possible price, but often the cost saving has to come from somewhere, if its not the initial cost of the product, then it will most likely be the quality of the product or the support!

How does my delivery arrive?
Your delivery (if over 30kg, ie Whirlpool baths, Steam Shower cabins, shower cubicles and some larger parts) will be delivered on a pallet. It is important that you check and inform us of any weight restrictions that my mean a large lorry (over 7.5 tons) cannot get you property. This also includes, long driveways. If you fail to mention any delivery restriction and the delivery cannot be made, there will be a re-delivery charge.

The delivery driver is only able to take the delivery to your doorstep (or as close as he can get to that point).

Smaller items and parts are sent either via post or courier. It is standard practice to send items up to a 750gms by post and larger items by courier.roducts.

Created On  18 May 2013 13:54  -  Permalink

How Steam Benefits your Body

In order to understand the effect of the infrared sauna on your body you have to know how your body reacts to extreme heat. The normal temperature of a healthy person’s body is around 37°C (98.6 ºF). The human body permanently attempts to keep the temperature around this value through the process called thermoregulation. You should also know that if two objects of different temperatures are placed in contact, the heat is transferred from the warmer to the colder one. The same way the body can cool down by transferring heat to the surrounding environment if the environment has a lower temperature than the body. The higher the temperature difference between the body and the environment, the faster the heat transfer will be.

Knowing this you can understand how your body is cooling itself. It also becomes obvious that the closer the air temperature gets to the body temperature the harder it is for the body to cool passively. Therefore this passive way of the body to lose heat is less efficient.

What happens if the temperature of the air surrounding the body is higher than normal body temperature? In this case, the body is no longer able to lose heat passively at all and, in fact, it gains heat from the air, so the body would become warmer. This is why there is also an active way of losing heat and that is sweating. By sweating the body lowers its temperature. It can also control how much heat to lose by adjusting the intensity of the sweating process. All of these happen for a reason: the body needs to keep its normal temperature constant to function properly.

If you are wondering how is possible for sweat to cool the body, there is a very simple physical explanation for that. First of all your skin has a huge number of sweat glands and pores to let the sweat out, so when you sweat your entire skin becomes wet. Secondly, the water on your skin begins to evaporate, and when that happens it absorbs heat from your skin, cooling it down. You can perform a very simple experiment on your own to prove that. All you need to do is make sure your left palm is wet while your right palm is dry, and then just place your palms before your mouth and blow with force. You will feel immediately how your wet palm will feel much colder than the dry one.

The next naturally arising question is: what happens to the body temperature while using an infrared sauna? There has been an experiment done which answers that question. It was performed in 2007 by the Royal institution of Great Britain in their popular Christmas Lectures series. They wanted to show what the effects of extreme heat on the human body are, and how efficient the body is at regulating its temperature. To perform the experiment they required an infrared sauna and they chose Di Vapor to provide it. In turn, Di Vapor donated an infrared sauna to help in this scientific quest.

A human subject was needed for the experiment, so a volunteer was used as a subject. They wanted to measure the exact internal temperature of the subject and for that purpose a very small radio thermometer capsule was used. The volunteer had to swallow it and due to its radio transmitter, the thermometer delivered the temperature results in real time to a radio receiver connected to a computer. This way the computer could display the inner temperature of the subject’s body.

One of the goals was to replicate the conditions similar to some of the hottest places on Earth like the Libyan Desert or the Death Valley, where in the past temperatures were very close or even reached the value of 58 degrees Celsius (136.4°F). A regular stove sauna was considered inadequate to simulate the same natural conditions, so an infrared sauna was used because it can better simulate some of the sun radiation. The infrared radiation doesn’t just heat the surface of the skin, instead it passes through the outer tissue.

Before entering the sauna, the volunteer had an internal body temperature of 37.3 °C (99.14 ºF). After the infrared sauna was heated to 58 °C (136.4°F) the subject entered the sauna with his clothes on. He remained inside for ten minutes and when he came out his temperature was 37.7 °C (99.86 ºF) so his internal body temperatures was only one third of a Celsius degree higher than his initial temperature.

The experiment demonstrated the human body’s natural capacity to efficiently regulate temperature through sweating in order to preserve the vital functions and adjust its metabolism to maintain the temperature close to the 37 °C value.

However, in order to sweat efficiently and regulate its temperature the body needs water. While the body can lose through sweat somewhere between one and two litres of water in just one hour it can only absorb through its intestines a maximum of 1.5 litres in the same amount of time. To prevent dehydration it is important to drink enough water before and during taking a sauna. This will help you stay hydrated and take full advantage of the health benefits that come with the use of an infrared sauna.

Created On  15 May 2013 12:00  -  Permalink