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Quick and easy is an electric, pumped shower, all contained in one surface mounted box. You just need a cold supply and direct access to the fuse box for electricery.

It's not very elegant but, assuming you can run the power cable, it is easy
 

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You get 0.1 bar for every metre of head- the volume of stored water in the cold water cistern has very little bearing on it.
So if you need at least 1 bar for a decent shower you need 10 metres from base of cistern to shower outlet(not valve)
Any electric shower is generally poor performing and if you're in a hard water area won't last long unless water is artificially
softened
Pm me if you want some advice
 

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If your going the electric route you will need to run the correct cable for the size of the shower, and also the length needs to be taken into consideration, I had 10mm cable installed, this was connected to the supply by a separate fuse and an isolator switch was also fitted outside the bathroom, while it is a fairly easy DIY job personally I would get a part P qualified electrician to connect the cable and sign it off then if anything went wrong it wouldn't invalidate your home insurance.
 

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I fitted a pumped electric shower for my MiL a few years ago, in a hard water area, it was more than Ok and is still going strong today. I do agree though that an electric shower without a pump is crap
 

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That's a fair enough but I am a plumber ,I've fitted and changed more than a few over the years and I would suggest that they're not the way forward if you're after a decent shower -each to there own I guess
 
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