The Shaws Butler sink is available in three standard sizes, 600mm, 800mm and 900mm wide. There is also the extra-wide Butler 1000 which is 1 meter wide. All have a conventional round overflow at the back of the sink (except the Butler 1000 which has its overflow at the side). A popular variant of the Butler sink, the Belfast, has a distinctive overflow weir. Shaws are the oldest manufacturer of Butler and Belfast sinks still in existence.
The Shaws Butler sink is made from heavy duty fireclay in a unique blend from South West England and France. We still mix and pour the clay by hand before applying two layers of a hard-wearing glaze and firing the sink at over 1200°C. The result is a sink with outstanding properties of heat resistance, scratch resistance and stain resistance. The surface is chemical safe - Shaws make sinks for laboratories and hospitals as well as homes, hotels and offices – so there is no need to worry when cleaning. Reassuringly, it is also anti-bacterial. The ultra-smooth fired surface has been certified to reduce 99.99% of bacteria.
We make our sinks to last a lifetime. We have on record Shaws sinks still in daily use that date back to 1903, just 6 years after Arthur Shaw established the business. Then, as now, the master craftsman who finishes the clay stamps his name on the base. A personal guarantee of quality that Shaws of Darwen have been making for over 120 years.