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15th December 2017
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With open plan living becoming more and more the norm in our homes, as well as our preference for wood flooring and shutters rather than sound-absorbing carpeting and curtains; our quest for quieter appliances is ever-increasing.
The company has also revealed that it is now seeking a suitable partner and potential shareholder to be in place by the end of Q3 2018.
Glasgow-based Rearo believes the new range will accelerate demand for luxury shower panels which do away with the need to replace tiles.
A five-metre high Christmas tree, made from 600 reused green plastic bottles, is being lit-up over the holiday period in Bognor Regis town centre, to highlight the need for us to recycle as much as possible. I thought I'd help spread the word, to those who aren't likely to venture into Bognor anytime soon. Pretty impressive, eh?
What isn't impressive is that in West Sussex, residents are recycling just 59% (c.166 million) of their plastic bottles, which means that 41% (c.262 million) end up either in the bin or blighting the landscape. Just imagine how many bottles are not recycled when they could be, throughout the UK... throughout the world...
I know the reports about the volume of plastics found in our rivers and oceans, and that which has made its way into the fish we eat and the water we drink, has alerted us to the damage that carelessly disposed of plastics can cause. But it's not just plastics which are the issue...
There have been so many advertisements in recent weeks for sofas, carpets, beds and furniture and even kitchens and bathrooms, with the strapline: 'Guaranteed delivery in time for Christmas'. They're probably successful in terms of creating a need. Perhaps the thought wasn't there before, that we actually wanted to replace what we currently enjoy, with something new... that we ought to replace it now, before any Christmas guests arrive and thus enhance our Christmas in some way. Clever marketing...
Most companies now offer to remove the goods we're replacing. My question is, what happens to these goods - many of which are probably still completely serviceable items that would be adored by those whose own belongings are not quite as up to date or in great condition? Are they recycled, or are they simply dumped?
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Building on last year's event - considered by many to be the best yet, the all-day conference will begin at 09:00 and culminate in the awards dinner later in the day.
That's all we can reveal at the moment... further news will be revealed early 2018.
The Abode ranges of bathroom brassware and showers are created with a perfect blend of design, performance, functionality and quality. A new 'on trend' finish has been added to the Serenitie range - Rose Gold - which is right up-to-date with the predicted colour trends for 2018 and is available now through Abode's distribution partners.
The new finish joins the conically designed family of Serenitie which features the popular and easy to operate, cross head handle design.
In preparation for the season, and to ensure a stress-free kitchen, the two are encouraging consumers to get familiar with their ovens.
The Panera-S features a pull-out spray with an innovative control button at the top of the handle for convenience. The spray can be easily directed into the sink bowl and, with a simple click of a button, it can be changed from a clear or a spray jet of water - perfect for washing large pots and pans.
The ;Tiling for a Good Cause' initiative, hosted by online retailer Tile Trader.co.uk, called on members of the public to nominate a space in their local area in need of a tiling makeover. Entrants were asked to submit a short description detailing how they would like the nominated space to be transformed with tiles.
MHS Radiators has introduced Sofia - a new steel towel rail which is available in central heating and electric options. Boasting a bold cylindrical frame, adorned with flat rectangular tubes, this stylish heat emitter is complemented by a combination of high heat outputs and a plethora of finishes - allowing it to effortlessly dry and warm numerous towels, while creating a visual impact in any space.
The Sofia is also reversible, so the vertical tubes can either be on the left or right hand side.
The M-Box has no single parts, just one compact box containing Franke Pro M filter, inlet combination, mixing valve set, gasket set and control box.
The AmberDry underfloor heating Foil Mat offers the perfect solution for keeping every house warm and cosy.
Suited to floating laminate and engineered wood floor finishes, the easy to install heating system removes any requirement for a latex layer which means it can be inserted directly under wood floor.
Vado has announced the launch of VIV; a highly innovative, augmented reality (AR) platform. VIV allows customers to view Vado's bathroom brassware in full-scale 3D from the convenience of their home via a mobile or tablet device.
This compelling new platform brings all of Vado's premium bathroom brassware to life, including favourites such as Kovera, Edit and the ly launched Omika. By simply scanning unique Vado trackers, you can view an augmented 3D model that perfectly replicates the scale, size and intricate details of every product, from mono basin mixers to shower valves and accessories.
Jessica Inglis joins the Newton Aycliffe based company as the PR and communications manager, overseeing all public relations and strategic communication across the UK. With over six years' marketing and PR experience within various industry sectors, including global fashion retailers, Jessica has built up a vast and comprehensive knowledge of the media industry.
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Speaking at the suppliers' lunch, at London's Dorchester Hotel, Robin said:
The money back guarantee is available for customers who buy a Samsung QuickDrive washing machine or Family Hub fridge and register online anytime between now until the 31st January 2018.
The hamper includes a Smeg coffee machine, power tools for the home handyman, bottles of Prosecco, Christmas crackers, and other great Christmas treats.