Lakes is an award-winning manufacturer of innovative showering spaces, including walk-ins and bath screens, selling exclusively through builders’ and plumbers’ merchants, and retail bathroom stockists. Established in 1986, we’re an independent family business with a strong reputation for quality, first-class customer service, speed of delivery and innovative solutions.
Lakes’ products range from timeless classics to contemporary designs catering for a wide range of bathrooms sizes and styles. Recent launches include Bay Series – a new range of precision-engineered showering spaces, part of Lakes’ popular Coastline Collection; Lakes Stone – a contemporary suite of premium quality stone resin shower trays available in three on-trend colours; and Antigua Slider from our Island Collection that combines the best in performance and design – softly closing, easy glide sliding door, unique cast handles and a low threshold for easy access, making the showering space ideal and safe for people with limited mobility or multi-generational families.
Lakes also leads in glass innovation. Lakes Glass includes AllClear® high-performance stay-clean coating and PureVueHD low-iron glass. AllClear is applied to both sides of the glass so Lakes’ products stay looking great, for longer and with minimal effort. Uniquely, this is available as standard across Lakes’ Island, Walk-In, Coastline and Classic Collections. PureVue removes the green hue found in normal glass for clearer, lighter and brighter glass. PureVue is included in Lakes’ Island and Coastline Collections, and selected Walk-Ins at no extra cost.
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100% recyclable packaging
Packaging is at the heart of how we can reduce plastic waste, or ensure it is recycled responsibly. So in 2019 Lakes was the first in its sector to introduce 100% recyclable packaging, removing approx. 2,000 kilometres of plastic banding a year from landfill, and nearly two million pieces of polystyrene. Our environmental focus extends to 100% recycling of all product waste, primarily glass and aluminium, and all recyclable site and office waste. In addition to reducing the impact on the environment, this new packaging also makes for easier and safer handling. Lakes was a finalist at the prestigious UFEMAT ‘Packaging Awards’. UFEMAT is the European association of national builders’ merchants associations and manufacturers. The awards recognise sustainable packaging solutions for construction products, with entries judged on design for recycling, circularity, waste reduction and innovation.
.Lakes is a Carbon Neutral Plus organisation, and the first company in the sector to achieve the Carbon Footprint Standard in March 2019 in recognition of our commitment to reducing our impact on the environment. The two-stage process audits all greenhouse gas emissions associated with Lakes’ UK operation. This resulted in the award of the Carbon Footprint Standard – based on Lakes’ carbon footprint assessment being audited in a process following ISO 140064-3. Since then, we have gone above and beyond to reduce our carbon emissions even further, offsetting more CO2 emissions in 2019 that our UK operations generated.
More than half of the CO2 emissions offset by Lakes in 2019 were attributed to tree planting schemes in Kenya and in the UK, including the planting of over 200 trees at a local school in Gloucester. Lakes is also supporting projects to protect the Amazon rainforest, provide water purifiers for Cambodia, and improve boreholes in Uganda to provide clean drinking water.
In March 2020, Lakes was presented with the highly commended ‘Caring for the Environment’ award at the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants City & Awards luncheon, recognising our commitment to environmental best practice.
Made by Lakes. Built for Life.
Our products are designed to meet the needs of today’s lifestyles, and a wide choice of beautiful showering spaces ensure Lakes’ customers benefit from selling solutions for projects of all styles or sizes. Uniquely, our products are backed by a ‘no quibble’ guarantee for total customer reassurance. Lakes’ lifetime guarantee is one more reason why we’re trusted and recommended by professional installers and stockists across the UK.
Our manufacturing processes are certified to ISO 9001:2015 for quality management systems and performance quality management.
In Loving Memory, Robin Craddock 1965-2016
Who founded Lakes Bathrooms together with his Father, Alan, in 1986.