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Handmade in England

“Handmade in England for over 100 years” isn’t a label that can be copied or delivered easily. Nor is it one we take lightly.

England is famous for its quality manufacturing and we are proud to uphold this tradition through our unique methods and our Master Craftsman, who undertake a ten year graduation.

Our professional artisans are carefully selected, exhaustively trained and continually developed to ensure that our standards never slip to ensure you receive only the very best England has to offer.

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History

Some things are as true now as they were over a century ago, when Shaws of Darwen began making handcrafted fireclay sinks. Quality and attention to detail never go out of fashion, which is why we are proud that our sinks are made in the same local area of Lancashire by trained craftsmen using techniques that haven’t changed since we started in 1897.

Back then, the local clay was brought to the factory by horse and cart from Waterside village, fashioned by workers that grew up within walking distance of the factory and made into beautiful sinks that graced some of the finest kitchens in the region.

This heritage is reflected in the names we give our products today. These are carefully selected in tribute to the local communities and villages that make up our region and provide homes for our staff and their families.

Today, our sinks are sought by international buyers and designers to grace homes of all different types and sizes in locations all over the world.

Our sinks are still lovingly fashioned by experienced craftsmen at our factory premises in a quiet corner of Lancashire but designed to meet the contemporary aspirations of modern luxury kitchens.

To affirm our heritage and reputation for quality each sink is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity and an impression made on its base of the Master Craftsman’s name that handmade it.

Is this the world's oldest Shaws sink?

This Shaws of Darwen sink was manufactured in 1903 and is situated in a private house in Ireland. The history of each of our sinks can easily be found by viewing the date stamp underneath, along with the name of the craftsman who made it. 

 

Why Shaws?

Our customers trust us to deliver the best with confidence. Nothing leaves our Lancashire production facility with the instantly recognisable Shaws brand unless we are 100 per cent confident that it satisfies the highest standards of distinctive design, flawless craftsmanship and unrivalled build quality.

Buying a handcrafted sink, tap or accessory from Shaws of Darwen means you can trust in the fact that your purchase represents quality, authenticity and craftsmanship. That's the reputation our business has established and built on since 1897 and it's one that translates into the unique products we have created with care and skill for all those years.

Buying from Shaws also guarantees expert advice on recommended products and exclusive accessories, hand-picked by our master craftsmen to give you a great value, unrivalled service, from initial enquiry to delivery and aftersales support.

 

Design

All our designs are based on form and functionality rather than fleeting fads, which means your sink will not only look great for years to come but continue to perform perfectly for generations.

The history and heritage represented by Shaws is very important to us, but the distinctive Shaws designs are not just confined to traditional kitchens. The clean lines, tighter corners and slimmer walls of our Classic Collection sinks are perfect for any modern home.

Our ‘Shaws by Perrin & Rowe’ Tap collection exemplifies this, manufactured in England to showcase the best in handcrafted tradition, beautiful design and precision engineering to create durable and desirable products that are internationally renowned.

Designed to last through generations, they are proudly branded with the unmistakeable Shaws insignia and recommended as the best possible complement to your Shaws of Darwen Sink.

 

Around the World

We are proud to install our handcrafted sinks in homes around the World. This is made possible due to our long standing relationships with partners across the globe. You will be able to see on the map below if one of our partners is local to you.

If there isn’t an official Shaws of Darwen partner located in your country, we prefer to organise your purchase personally, rather than online. You can contact us by e-mailing sales@shawsofdarwen.com or by calling +44 844 840 4529 and we will tailor a quote specifically for your individual order requirements.

UK Locations

If you live on the UK mainland, you can order any Shaws of Darwen product from this website. If you’re not from the mainland, we ask that you contact us directly using the information above and arrange your specific delivery requirements.

Our Promise

Our promise is to deliver you a product of the highest quality, safe in the knowledge that it is manufactured using the best possible materials by highly skilled Master Craftsmen. Our Aftersales processes and warranties also ensure you will be looked after well after your purchase date.

Delivery

Typical delivery time is estimated at 3-5 days from product availability. Deliveries are made directly from our Lancashire production facility – customers are welcome to collect products directly from our premises if preferred.

Shaws are proud to have long standing relationships with providers of luxury goods around the world. If you would like to buy Shaws’s products in America, Canada, New Zealand or Australia please click on the links below to buy your products from our exclusive partners.

U.S.A. – www.rohlhome.com

Canada – www.nortesco.com

New Zealand – www.plumbline.co.nz

Poland – www.artdevivre.pl

Australia – www.sinkandtap.com.au

Denmark – www.lemerand.dk

For international delivery addresses, and for non-mainland UK, we prefer to organise your purchase personally rather than online. In order to process and despatch your order as efficiently as possible, we will personally tailor a quote for the products and shipment. Please contact us on +44(0)844 840 4529 or sales@shawsofdarwen.com if you’d like to discuss this in more detail with a member of our team.

Warranty

All of Shaws’ handcrafted sinks are covered by a comprehensive 12 month warranty against manufacturing defects, with a further 10 years from fading and staining.

Our ceramic kitchen sinks are manufactured with a hand applied, durable glaze and are resistant to scratches, stains and chips.

We stringently test the integrity and durability of our sinks to exhaustion so there’s virtually no need to ever replace one of our sinks as a result damage sustained during normal domestic use*.

In the rare event of a chip occurring, colour match repair kits are available for purchase.The working parts and valves of our Shaws by Perrin & Rowe Taps are guaranteed for two years from date of purchase.

All our taps have been designed in accordance with UK Water Regulations, handmade to with WRAS or equivalent standards and should be installed in-line with WRAS regulations and local water bye-laws.

Decorative surfaces, O-rings and basket strainers are guaranteed for one year providing proper care and maintenance procedures provided by Shaws have been followed and no abrasive or chemical agents have been used.

Please contact us to discuss any matters relating, or questions you may have about your Shaws warranty.

*Excludes defects resulting from misuse, abuse, neglect, accidental damage or improper installation.

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