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Nickel Baths

Our Nickel Bath Collection

A versatile choice, our Nickel Bateau Bath is perfect in both contemporary and traditional settings. Hand-finished in our Kent Workshops, our nickel bathtubs can be manufactured in a variety of silver and metal finishes to suit any interior. Customisation is also available in the form of bespoke emblems, paint colours and plaques.

Nickel is a beautifully warm silver finish and its mellow tones make our Nickel Bateau Baths one of the most popular options for traditional and contemporary bathrooms. The exterior of our nickel baths can be finished in three captivating choices – Polished Nickel, Brushed Nickel, and Antique Nickel. And is available in three standard size options: 1500mm,1700mm and 2000mm. We can also manufacture our nickel bath in bespoke sizes to suit your particular project or location. The exterior can be very reflective and will allow the floor finish to bleed into the bath. 

A visit to our production facility and Head Office in Kent is highly advised, as here you will be able to accurately select which size is best suited to your project. Made from the very best copper and brass sheet metal, then nickel-plated in your desired finish, each Catchpole & Rye Nickel Bath is made to the highest possible standard. 

Polished Nickel Bath Exterior
The reflective qualities of this striking finish are perfect for bringing a room to life. It is also our most popular nickel finish due to its versatility across a range of interior styles. 

Brushed Nickel Bath Exterior
Matt in appearance, this variation is a subtle way to introduce silvery metal tones to a room and also provides a fantastic contrast when paired with a polished or enamelled interior.

Antique Nickel Bath Exterior 
Presenting as an aged matt effect, this bold finish introduces darker tones than our brushed nickel. It’s perfect for those moodier settings and industrial interiors.

All our finishes are lacquered as standard, but if you want a living finish that will naturally patina over time we can do this on request. You can also choose to paint the exterior of our Bateau Baths in a colour of your choice to complement either polished nickel or enamel interior.

If you wish to see your nickel bathtub in production, why not arrange an appointment to visit our Workshops in rural Kent. Here you can see firsthand the craftsmanship and attention to detail required to produce your beautiful nickel bath.


What are nickel baths made from?

Generally the our nickel baths are made from copper that has had nickel electroplated onto its surface. This is similar to the process used to nickel plate a tap or a shower.

Is nickel a traditional finish?

Yes - it is the original plated finish. In order to prevent brass taps from oxidising in the late 19C nickel was applied to the surface. Chrome did not become widely available until the 1920’s.

Which taps compliment nickel baths best?

We would recommend either Silver Nickel or Black Nickel taps and fittings to match the nickel on the bath.

Where does the plumbing go underneath the bath? I want my waste to go through the wall.

Our nickel baths sit on an integral plinth which means the base of the bath is around 150mm from the floor. This is generally adequate space to allow the fitting of a bath trap and outlet pipe. If necessary we can cut a suitable hole at the rear of the bath to allow the waste pipe to exit into the wall.

Can I fit a shower over my nickel bath?

Yes. This is certainly possible. It is a really practical space saver - particularly in Guest Rooms. You will need to fit a suitable shower and curtain rail.

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In Silver Nickel Finish.


La Fontaine Tap head in Silver Nickel Finish.


Polished Nickel Exterior with Enamel Interior.

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