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Methven: Performance without compromise since 1866

Methven’s journey began in 1866, when we were founded by Scottish born George Methven in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Today, more than 130 years later, we are proud to continue working towards our vision; to be the authoritative leader in showers, taps and valves, setting industry standards for our customers, installers and our team.

At the heart of this vision is our commitment to create amazing water experiences, while helping to preserve this precious resource; a commitment exemplified by the 3 out of 6 worldwide patents we hold for showering technologies.

To ensure those in our community, from specifiers to customers old and new, can benefit from powerful water experiences that do not cost the planet, we have engineered our showerheads to be compatible with lower flow rates from the outset.

With an internationally renowned research and development team, who have decades of experience designing showerheads for water stressed Australian and New Zealand homes where significantly lower flow rates than those in the UK are a legal requirement, water conservation is at the heart of our business.

Our dedication to water conservation also extends to our innovative showering technologies. Our patented Aurajet® technology provides a full-bodied spray with immersive full body contact for an invigorating showering experience while Satinjet® uses twin-jet technology to create optimum water droplet size and pressure, with over 300,000 droplets per second.

So that individuals can experience a tailor-made shower experience, each technology is incorporated into a range of showers that accommodate for different water pressures. Homeowners can also benefit from equally efficient tapware designed to complement our showers.

Our commitment to sustainability also means we are constantly equipping our specifier community with the tools they need to help their customers make efficient shower and tapware choices.

We have a specification range brochure which features products that meet energy saving targets and comply with the optimal Part G regulations of 110 litres per person, allowing new homeowners to actively reduce their water and energy use, alongside their ongoing bills.

With the ongoing cost of living crisis and concerns about future water shortages, we aim to continue in our efforts to provide shower and tapware that encourages water efficiency and aids in reducing household bills, without compromised performance.

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