ENGLISHCAST™ is made from finely ground volcanic limestone mixed with resin. As the stone-rich alternative to both cast iron and acrylic it is 100% one piece, hand finished and packed with naturally desirable properties:
Yes, we have nearly 1,500 dealers around the world with our products on display. Visit our ‘Find a Dealer’ page to search for your nearest displaying dealer.
We also have two of our own ‘Specification Showrooms’ in London and Milan that are open to all to try a bath and learn about the brand. Nothing is sold from our specification showrooms. If you wish to make a purchase, please visit our ‘Find a Dealer’ page to search for your nearest dealer.
Victoria + Albert products vary in price throughout the ranges, please ask your local dealer for pricing.
All of our tubs and basins come in standard White (SW) as well as six external paint finish options: Matt White (MW), Matt Black (MB), Gloss Black (BK), Light Grey (GR), Stone Grey (SG) and Anthracite (AN). Visit our ‘colour finishes’ page for more information.
Our tubs and basins can also be custom finished after purchase. See ‘Can I paint the tub / vessel basin?’
For cleaning instructions on our painted products, see ‘How can I clean my painted tub, basin or vanity?’
It is a myth that you need a large space to fit in a freestanding tub. We have models that start from a compact 55” length, plus because freestanding reveals more floor and wall surfaces that would otherwise be boxed in, our tubs make bathrooms actually appear bigger
As well as standard White, each of our baths and basins is available in six external paint finishes: Anthracite (AN), Gloss black (BK), Light grey (GR), Matt black (MB), Matt white (MW), Stone grey (SG). However if you require an alternative colour, it is possible to achieve after purchase by having it custom painted.
Having a smooth exterior surface, ENGLISHCAST™ baths, basins and feet are easy to decorate using either oil or water based paints.
a. First rub down surface with a fine abrasive paper to form a key. Wipe down thoroughly to remove any dust before applying paint.
b. If your bath requires feet, use a pencil to mark the outline of each foot on the bath. Important: Do not paint over this area as it could result in poor adhesion and possible failure.
c. Following the paint manufacturer’s instructions, apply the paint to the bath. We recommend two topcoats. Use a smaller roller or brush, applying paint in a random fashion so as not to create paint lines.
d. If you wish to paint the feet follow the above procedure using a small brush or spray paint instead of a roller. Contrasting colours can look particularly attractive. As before, do not paint the inside of the feet as it could result in poor adhesion and possible failure.
e. To finish, depending on the type of paint used, apply a coat of water or oil-based matt varnish to add further protection. This is however, not essential.
Due to a significant investment in stock, all ENGLISHCAST™ products and accessories are usually despatched same day. Final delivery to a local dealer takes an average of 3-5 days depending on location. However, if you are ordering a painted tub or vessel basin please allow up to a 6 week lead time.
If you require a product quickly, always check with your dealer for a delivery date prior to ordering.
We spend a lot of time designing baths to suit a wide variety of bathing styles and orientations – from compact sit tubs perfect for reading in, to low-slung loungers that are great for reclining. Because of this, we strongly recommend that you speak to your dealer first about your bathing needs and always try before you buy. Please visit our ‘Find a Dealer’ page to search for your nearest displaying retailer or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, we stock product in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada and South Africa. We also have distributors around the world. Sourcing locally has the advantage of avoiding international shipping charges and offers local product support at the point of installation. For information on your nearest dealer visit our ‘Find a Dealer’ page or email email@example.com.
In the first instance, please check the PDF fitting instructions available to download from the relevant product page of this website.
If you still have a question, contact the dealer that sold you the product or our technical department on +44 1952 221100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our products are designed to be easily installed, however we recommend that this is only done by a professional installer. Bath products come with comprehensive installation instructions which need to be followed. These can be found at the PDF download link situated on every bath product page of the website. We strongly advise that in conjunction with your installer you review the instructions prior to purchase.
Yes, Victoria + Albert Baths guarantee its products to be free of defects in material and workmanship, subject to meeting the terms and conditions specified. Visit our Guarantee page for full details and to register your product within 30 days of installation.
No, faucets, baths and vessels can be sourced independently and mixed with other products.
For light daily use, simply rinse with clean warm water. If any marks are not being removed with this method, then we recommend a non-abrasive bathroom or kitchen household cleaner. Bleach-based cleaning products are compatible with ENGLISHCAST™, although for environmental reasons we do not recommend them. Abrasives will cause the disappearance of the glossy look over a long period. Should you need to clean the tub with an abrasive cleaner, as may be required after heavy use, polishing with a car polish or household metal polish will restore the tub’s lustre. Any residues left from cleaning products must be completely washed down with clean water.
See also ‘How can I clean my painted tub, basin or vanity?’
ENGLISHCAST™ is scratch resistant. However if any scratches do occur in extreme conditions, such as installation, these can be removed by rubbing with a 1,500+ grit waterproof abrasive paper and water.
Re-polish the surface afterwards using a neutral automotive colour restorer or household metal polish. Deeper scratches may require a more abrasive paper to be used initially. If this is the case work your way up to 1,500 grit gradually and re-polish. For best results limit sanding to the smallest possible area around the scratch.
It may be possible to polish very fine scratches away without using abrasive papers: scrubbing gently with a soft brush or plastic pad (not metal scouring pad) and a mildly abrasive cream cleaner. Afterwards scrub the whole area with plenty of clean water and re-polish as before.
Thanks to extensive research and development Victoria + Albert have developed a unique selection of design solutions to deal with a bath’s waste water. Our drains come in a range of special metal finishes and include formats with and without overflow holes.
The patented K40 ‘intelli waste’ bathtub drain provides up to 9 1/2 US gallon /minute of overflow protection at ~15 3/4” maximum water depth without the need of an overflow pipe – perfect for those looking for exceptional flood protection and a minimalist uncluttered look.
For those who prefer a drilled overflow we have two drain models available. The Standard Drain (STD) is for models requiring an above floor shoe tube. We also offer a sub-floor shoe tube version called the Special Captive Drain (SPE) for specific models.
Please see the individual bathtub product page for specific information on waste requirements.
We recommend the use of our Vessel Basin Drain (VBD) which is available in three versions: Contemporary with a flush fitting ‘captive’ plug; Freeflow with ‘freeflow’ insert; and Traditional with a lift and turn plug.
For the internal overflow basins included in our vanity furniture, a slotted drain is included in our Florin 9 and Staffordshire 9 widespread faucets. The plug is rod operated.
Please see the individual product page for more specific information on drains.
Bathtubs are around the weight of a person (115 lbs – 220lbs) which means that they are light enough to not typically require floor reinforcement, however they are far more substantial than lightweight acrylic alternatives.
ENGLISHCAST™ consists of 50% volcanic limestone for strength and natural whiteness and 50% high quality resins for stain resistance and ambient warmth.
ENGLISHCAST™ has excellent stain resistance, so hair dye like henna can be safely used. We do recommend that it is NOT kept in overnight and the product is rinsed out with clean warm water after use.
All our ENGLISHCAST™ bathtubs and basins are manufactured in our own facilities in South Africa. Our faucets and furniture products are made in England. You can follow the story of how our products are made and see our unique facilities by watching our videos here.
To maximise strength and design coherence, each foot will only suit the single tub for which it was designed. However most feet do come with different metal finish options.
No, any feet or additional plinths will require easy assembly on site using the fitting instructions provided.
Yes, the feet will be supplied in the same colour paint finish to match the bath as standard. However, we also have a range of premium metal feet options for you to choose from.
Both material options provide exceptionally high strength and are carefully engineered to fit to the outside of the bathing well. The metal versions have the added advantage of height adjustable ground anchor mechanisms that make it easy to achieve perfect levelling on installation.
Our vanity furniture is made from the finest European FSC-certified hardwoods including Cherry and Beech. Vanities with an integrated basin feature a one-piece ENGLISHCAST™ top. Vanities with a flat deck suitable for mounting a freestanding vessel feature a toughened glass top.
With the exception of the Gloss Black (BK) Stiletto 110 Glass and Light Grey (GR) Bosa 112 Glass, every Victoria + Albert vanity is available in a choice of two colours. Check the relevant product page on this website for options.
See also ‘How can I clean my painted tub, basin or vanity?’
Touch up paint for our painted baths, basins and vanities is available from customer services for small repairs up to 60mm^3 (Approx. size of a UK/US Penny). Instructions will be supplied with the touch up paint. Email email@example.com for your paint kit.
Gloss surfaces (BK) can be cleaned with neutral soaps and warm water, anything more stubborn can be polished with a POLISH-KIT available from customer services.
Matt surfaces (Light Grey, Stone Grey, Anthracite, Matt white, Matt Black) must not be polished and can be cleaned with a specialist matt finish cleaner like Flitz. Specialist matt finish cleaners will help ensure the finish remains matt. Please follow the instructions on the packaging and ensure the cleaning is not under hard pressure as this can remove the matt finish.
Any spillages on the outside or inside surfaces of the vanity need to be cleaned up immediately. The inside cherry timber should be cleaned with a neutral soap and warm water. Glass tops should be cleaned with standard window cleaner.
See also ‘Can the external surface of your painted baths, basins and vanities be repaired?’