Product Reviews

Swirl Minimalistic Riser Rail

Swirl Minimalistic Riser Rail
Average Customer Rating:
2.461 out of 5
2.5
 out of 
5
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 13 reviews
5 stars
1
4 stars
4
3 stars
1
2 stars
1
1 star
6
6 of 13(46%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Swirl Tubular Minimalistic Modern Riser Rail S/Steel Chrome 610mm
Review 1 for Swirl Tubular Minimalistic Modern Riser Rail S/Steel Chrome 610mm
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Reliability: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Reliability: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Great riser rail
5 Oct 2012
By philplumbing
, Bradley Stoke
" Great value easy to fit , can't find a cheaper rail anywhere "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Swirl Tubular Minimalistic Modern Riser Rail S/Steel Chrome 610mm
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
We shall see ...........
23 Aug 2013
By Fatblokette
, Manchester
" Overall a good product however, the riser that holds the shower head seems a bit flimsy. Having 4 people in house of varying heights will see how long it lasts after constant adjustment. Easy to fit. "
Review 3 for Swirl Tubular Minimalistic Modern Riser Rail S/Steel Chrome 610mm
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Reliability: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Reliability: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Not the strongest, not too bad
6 Nov 2012
By Anonymous
, Wilts
" Bought this to replace an old riser that had broken and liked the fact that the top bracket is free to move up and down the rail to match the old fixing height. Be aware that each bracket requires two screw holes side by side rather than the above and below configuration of my old rail but that may not be the same for you. I had hoped I would not have to drill more holes through the tiles but that didn't work out. The brackets did however cover the old holes so there is no visible mess. The brackets seem a little on the light side so I don't know how well they would handle kids tugging on the hose over time. It did the job for me and is still doing the job and it is a handy way to freshen up an old shower. "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Swirl Tubular Minimalistic Modern Riser Rail S/Steel Chrome 610mm
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Features: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Features: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
The minimalistic riser rail
12 May 2012
By Spazman
, Lincoln
" Easy fits existing holes wife fitted it her self and she dose not do DIY good value for money "
Review 5 for Swirl Tubular Minimalistic Modern Riser Rail S/Steel Chrome 610mm
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Great Value - Looks Good
28 Mar 2012
By sherettehippot
, Essex
" Easy to fix up (important to me as a DIYer!)
Looks sleek and modern in our bathroom.
As this item is adjustable we could use the holes already drilled in the tile for a clean look with no nasty holes left showing or need for replacing a tile.
Would recommend - it looks nicer than one a relative purchased for over £40 from a DIY chain (and was definitely easier to assemble and install!) "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Swirl Tubular Minimalistic Modern Riser Rail S/Steel Chrome 610mm
Overall Rating: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Reliability: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Overall Rating: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Reliability: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Shower riser
16 Aug 2012
By NigeTheToolkit
, Norfolk
" Good design. For the money it is good value. More money spent may well get a more solid construction. Find the height adjuster a bit awkward but at the price acceptable. It is just to fill in for a while until refurb work or would have bought more expensive model with push button height adjuster.
Recommended for those who need a short term fix while waiting for new bathroom. "
Review 7 for Swirl Tubular Minimalistic Modern Riser Rail S/Steel Chrome 610mm
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Features: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Reliability: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Would you recommend this product? No
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Features: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Reliability: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
looks good but feels flimsy
11 Oct 2012
By xenium
, Chippenham
" minimalist here means flimsy...i can't imagine it'll stand a tug from an enthusiastic couple, the plastic pegs holding it to the wall might just snap. time will tell. "
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Swirl Tubular Minimalistic Modern Riser Rail S/Steel Chrome 610mm
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Reliability: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Would you recommend this product? No
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Reliability: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Not fit for purpose
25 Apr 2014
By Diynut2
, Essex
" The problem with this rail is that the it is secured to the wall by two plastic mushroom shaped posts. The shafts of the posts are hollow and they both have slots let onto them at the base to recieve a retaining screw. The result is that the post is very weak at the point where the stress is greatest. Mine lasted about a week before the first post broke. I don't have kids at home and we didn't use the riser roughly. It might be that I've just been unlucky but my advice is buy something else. "
Review 9 for Swirl Tubular Minimalistic Modern Riser Rail S/Steel Chrome 610mm
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Performance: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Reliability: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Would you recommend this product? No
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Performance: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Reliability: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Complete rubbish
11 Nov 2013
By Johnnyone
, Worcester
" Other than the riser this product is completely plastic and fits together poorly. The clamp for the handset will not adjust properly so the spray pattern cannot be adjusted to face downwards. Its only redeeming feature is the flexibility for positioning the top bracket, but this is little compensation when you realise the product is not fit for purpose and have to take it back, leaving you with an extra 4 holes in your bathroom wall. Great for tradesmen who can fit and forget a cheap and nasty product, leaving the customer to wonder how on earth this is supposed to work... otherwise, spend about £25 or £30 online and get a solid product that works. "
Review 10 for Swirl Tubular Minimalistic Modern Riser Rail S/Steel Chrome 610mm
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Reliability: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Would you recommend this product? No
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Reliability: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Looks nice but poor quality
6 Sep 2013
By machinemart
, Hebrides
" This product looks great but that is where it ends. Very flimsy feel to shower holder cannot see it lasting long. Screw covers are a loose fit and need silicone to stop the falling away. supplied fixings are a waste of time, where do manufacturers obtain these plugs from??? must have stocked up in the 60s. I cant see that i would ever buy another swirl product. "
Review 11 for Swirl Tubular Minimalistic Modern Riser Rail S/Steel Chrome 610mm
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Reliability: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Would you recommend this product? No
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Reliability: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Cheap plastic
28 Jul 2013
By ChazPlumb
, Richmond, Surrey
" These are lightweight and poor quality. I bought two and took them both back. They are also too short. "
Review 12 for Swirl Tubular Minimalistic Modern Riser Rail S/Steel Chrome 610mm
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Reliability: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Would you recommend this product? No
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Reliability: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Swirl Minimalistic Modern Rise
11 Nov 2012
By Josh2007
, London
" I bought this assuming it would be a good fit for the new bath tap/shower that I purchased.
I was disappointed.
(a) it is very much a plastic product chrome plated.
(b) the holder is big !! So it doest give a good fit to standard shower heads
(c) The rising mechanisms is not very nice nor good.
(d) The holder only moves through a limited angle.. so you either have to be tall or near the shower head to use this. If you wanted the shower head to give you a 90degree (more or less vertical) water flow.. you cant do it.. riser mechanism doesnt allow you to.. and your shower head might fall down even if it did, as it doesnt have a good fit for standard showers..
Dissappinted that Screwfix would sell this
"
Review 13 for Swirl Tubular Minimalistic Modern Riser Rail S/Steel Chrome 610mm
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Reliability: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Would you recommend this product? No
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Reliability: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Will not buy again
20 Oct 2012
By Renegade
, Swansea
" Very disappointed with this item. Bought 3 of them. Flimsy design, fiddly to install and feels quite insecure once fitted. I don't think it will last long "