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Company History

1973 saw the  introduction of Fred Dagg to New Zealand audiences ; the cancellation of the Springboks tour that year and the introduction of colour TV to New Zealand. It also saw the launch of the first sliding shower doors designed and manufactured in New Zealand.

Dave Mallia the owner and founder of our business is a pioneer of the bathroom products industry. Dave was part of the small team that designed these innovative sliding shower doors and later helped to design a large number of other products including Shoji room divider doors, the Trombone adjustable width door and the tube hinge shower door system.

In 2000, when our company was formed, Dave saw a need for a specialist manufacturer and supplier of home improvement products in the South Island market. He assembled a team of industry experts and Bathroom Solutions Limited was formed.

From day one we could count on more than 50 years
of collective industry knowledge and experience.

We partnered with the Showerwell Home Products brand, which was started in Auckland by long term colleagues of Dave’s who also wanted to provide a better product and quality of service than was available in the market at that time.

In less than twelve months, the Showerwell Home Products (South Island) brand became the market leader in custom made and standard shower and wardrobe products. We quickly realised that our Retail and Trade customers didn’t want to deal with just salespeople, they wanted to be able deal with the people that designed, built and installed the products they needed.

Since those early days the company has continued to go from strength to strength. In 2006 we purchased Avon Glass Limited. This long standing Christchurch glazing business allowed us to enter into the frameless glass and painted glass splashback markets.

Several years later Avon Glass was brought under the Showerwell umbrella and today Showerwell is arguably the largest supplier of these products in the South Island.

Contract Installation
Services Limited

Our installation division which handles the installation of showers, bathrooms, wardrobes, mirrors and splashbacks.

Mallia Manufacturing

Our specialist design and manufacturing business.

Mallia Group Limited

Forty three years on, we have continued to evolve and improve our range of products and services. The name Bathroom Solutions no longer represented the wide range of home products and services we offer and so in May 2014 we changed our company name to Mallia Group Ltd.

and we are trading as Showerwell Christchurch

Merit Joinery

A specialist manufacturer of custom bathroom and storage products, including our own Armadio range of storage products.


Our soon to be launched dedicated retail store and website.