ALBION

ABOUT US

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, become popular in the 1970’s due to ease of manufacture and low cost. Acrylic could also be made in colours - and who can forget those avocado and brown bathroom suites! However, acrylic’s properties fell short of what the customer wanted. It’s flexibility 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.

After two years of development, Albion had it sorted. Manufactured in our own factory, a new material was created from an amalgam of high technology resin and a special reinforced mineral. 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.

 

OUR RANGE OF BATHS ARE SPLIT INTO TWO FAMILIES:

Roll Tops, having a soft rolled edge, and Bull Nose which are characterised by a continuous form from inside to outside. The roll top baths can be finished in an exterior colour of your choice using any paint colour from our selected ranges, one of three exclusive burnished metallic finishes of Gold, Iron or Bronze, or even the highly reflective, Polished Pewter.

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 stiff and strong without being too heavy.

 

SKILFULLY CRAFTED AND FAIRLY PRICED..

Here at Albion, we manufacture fine free standing baths and supply them directly from our factory in Weeley, Essex. This is simply how we are able to offer quality products at a fair price. By cutting out distributors and retailers, we save the added margin and save you money!

Made from our durable Iso-Enamel material, Albion baths are around a third of the weight of a cast iron equivalent. Not only this, they keep your bathing water hotter for longer as our unique material acts as an insulator rather than a conductor of heat. To this day, our patented process is unique and offers benefits that other materials cannot provide.

 

Nothing compares to an Albion bath. Quality, strength & durability guaranteed.

 

The Factory, High Birch Road, Weeley Heath, Essex CO16 9BU

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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, become popular in the 1970’s due to ease of manufacture and low cost. Acrylic could also be made in colours - and who can forget those avocado and brown bathroom suites! However, acrylic’s properties fell short of what the customer wanted. It’s flexibility 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.

After two years of development, Albion had it sorted. Manufactured in our own factory, a new material was created from an amalgam of high technology resin and a special reinforced mineral. 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.

 

OUR RANGE OF BATHS ARE SPLIT INTO TWO FAMILIES:

Roll Tops, having a soft rolled edge, and Bull Nose which are characterised by a continuous form from inside to outside. The roll top baths can be finished in an exterior colour of your choice using any paint colour from our selected ranges, one of three exclusive burnished metallic finishes of Gold, Iron or Bronze, or even the highly reflective, Polished Pewter.

 

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 stiff and strong without being too heavy.

 

SKILFULLY CRAFTED AND FAIRLY PRICED..

Here at Albion, we manufacture fine free standing baths and supply them directly from our factory in Weeley, Essex. This is simply how we are able to offer quality products at a fair price. By cutting out distributors and retailers, we save the added margin and save you money!

Made from our durable Iso-Enamel material, Albion baths are around a third of the weight of a cast iron equivalent. Not only this, they keep your bathing water hotter for longer as our unique material acts as an insulator rather than a conductor of heat. To this day, our patented process is unique and offers benefits that other materials cannot provide.

 

Nothing compares to an Albion bath. Quality, strength & durability guaranteed.