People who make the most out of shower enclosures in their bathroom suites could be doing their bit for the environment by assisting in water conservation.

Writing for the Daily Telegraph, Rosie Murray-West advised those wishing to make their bathrooms more eco-friendly to take more showers.

The expert noted: A five-minute shower uses about 40 litres of water about half the volume of a standard bath.Ø

She explained there are a number of other ways homeowners can attempt to restrict their water usage.

These include people turning off their taps when brushing their teeth as a running faucet can use up to nine litres of water every minute while using a water-saving device in the lavatory cistern can save between one and three litres every time the toilet is flushed.

Checking tap washers is another quick and cheap way to limit output, Ms Murray-West added.

The National Association of Estate Agents recently suggested homeowners could make their properties more environmentally-friendly by using special strips of foam around doors and windows such as those used in bathroom suites to reduce draughts.