Friday, 6 May 2016


Shaws launch ‘Florida’, a heavy duty fireclay urinal suitable for both commercial and luxury applications, following an abundance of interest from the architectural, specifier and building trades. Already commissioned for specific installations in some of the country’s most prestigious buildings, the Company has now decided to add the product to its commercial portfolio.

Manufactured in England in traditional fire clay with anti-bacterial glaze, to an exacting design, the Florida urinal is hand-crafted to look stylish with clean lines. With a choice of back inlet or top inlet flushing mechanism, the high quality fire clay is both tough and stain resistant.  Available in pure white the Shaws Florida urinal will blend in with any colour scheme or tiled washroom area.

David Dare, CEO of Shaws comments: “recognising that the quality of washrooms has become important in the interior design of restaurants, offices, hotels and other buildings, this new product, with its anti-bacterial qualities sets it apart from other washroom products and is a great addition to our existing slab urinal range”.

The Florida urinal is available from 1st April 2016 through our dealer partnerships and builders merchants.

Monday, 18 April 2016


Shaws, who are well known for their superior ranges of fire clay sinks for both commercial and household usage, now launch a wide range of sinks specifically selected for their suitability and durability for use in laundry rooms, utility rooms and garages.

There are six heavyweight sinks available with a durable white glaze. The Shaws glaze has recently been independently tested, using the ISO 22196/JIS Z 2801:2000 test method to international standards, and all samples proved to be ‘antibacterial’.  Shaws glaze reduced bacterial colonies of E-Coli and MRSA by 99.99% over a 24 hour period and were classified as excellent in this area.

All of the Utility range sinks are scratch and impact resistant, impervious to acid, alkali and bleach unlike stainless steel.  Our glazes will never become dull over time, like enamel sinks, they will keep their durable sheen for a lifetime.  Our laboratory regularly checks clay and glazes to ensure the highest durability standards are upheld.

The range includes a Shaker 800 which is large, deep and extremely versatile and adds a touch of elegance to any laundry or utility room.  The Longridge is the perfect sink for either kitchen or utility room as it is a stylish combination sink and drainer product.

The Ribblesdale is a beautifully crafted sink and is the ideal choice for a practical sink with a traditional look.  The obvious choice for use in a laundry room is the practical and compact Belfast, a sink suitable for many styles of homes.

Shaws wall-mounted sinks are ideal if you’re looking for an easy to install or space saving sink.  It includes a stainless steel bucket grating with rubber pads - and lastly the Pendle.  This is a more contemporary version of the Belfast sink and fits in perfectly with a both modern and traditional looking application.  Its cleaner lines offer durability but is aesthetically more modern in appearance.

David Dare, CEO of Shaws comments:  With all of our sinks which are chip and impact resistant, we use only the best materials, responsibly sourced, lead free and 100% recyclable.  All of these things combine to give character and durability to our full portfolio of fire clay products.  Our utility sinks are now readily available and have been launched in response to customer demand for a specific range of sinks for utility and laundry rooms.”

The range is available through our distributor partners and builders merchants

Thursday, 7 April 2016


Shaws of Darwen have launched three new models, expanding their Classic Collection and Inset/Undermount offerings.  Each new hand-crafted sink carries the Shaws of Darwen logo, which is a guarantee of traditional quality in a modern product.  Sinks are manufactured with a 3½” waste outlet which is suitable for basket strainer or waste disposer.

Classic Collection
The Classic Collection is a wide range of sinks designed to appeal to more contemporary styles, yet true to the heritage of handcrafted fireclay.  The Classic Collection has stylish slim side walls for a contemporary appearance with no compromise to construction quality.

Classic Brindle
The Brindle 800 is a larger version of Shaws existing 1.5 bowl ceramic sink.  A very practical, stylish sink with a true half bowl of full depth.  This new model can be inset or undermounted with granite, wood or quartz worktops and extends our Inset/Undermount range to seven shaped models.

Classic Butler 900
The Classic Butler 900 is a large, deep Victorian style sink which can take large pots, pans and racks which are too large for the dishwasher.  The sink features a round overflow on the side wall and extends the Shaws Butler family to five models which includes the popular 600, 800 and 1000 sizes alongside the new Classic Whitehall.

Classic Whitehall 600
The new Classic Whitehall is a deep, generous sink which has been created specifically for customers who want a fireclay farmhouse sink with a laminate worktop.  The clever design gives a Classic Butler sink appearance from the front and protects the cut edges of the laminate from water by using a subtle lip on all exposed sides.  The Whitehall can be installing using standard Belfast sink base cabinets, therefore, no bespoke cabinetry is required, making for a lower cost installation.

All of the new sinks are handcrafted in white and biscuit finishes with a durable glaze designed for years of usage and all carry a comprehensive guarantee.

Visit to view the complete range.

Thursday, 10 March 2016


Stephanie Fielding has joined Shaws, the well-known fireclay sink manufacturer as Customer Services Manager and Leon Harber has been promoted from within the company, taking on the important new role of Merchant Sales Manager.

In her new role, Stephanie’s remit will be to re-inforce the company’s mantra as ‘being easy to do business with’.  Strong customer service and reliability has become synonymous with the Shaws brand and as part of that, the Lancashire ceramics manufacturer has added to their existing team. 

Stephanie joins the company to champion our existing excellent customer service whilst Leon has been promoted to further develop a more direct relationship with our Commercial/Merchant customers.

David Dare, CEO of Shaws comments: “Stephanie brings a wealth of experience to improve our customer service, we pride ourselves on reliability and flexibility for all customers big and small.  Leon has been with the Company for many years and knows our product range technically across the board.  His new role supports the ongoing development of commercial ranges to architects, designers, specifiers and merchants across the UK.”