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8th February 2013
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With a diameter of 460mm and standing at 900mm tall, Rio is guaranteed to be a focal point of the bathroom. Made entirely from marble, no two Rio washbasins will ever be entirely the same thanks its natural markings.
All signs point to a strong rebound for home improvement activity in 2013, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released yesterday by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
The American Hardwood Export Council will showcase Out of the Woods: Adventures of 12 Hardwood Chairs at the Stockholm Furniture Fair from 5th - 9th February 2013. The project is a collaboration between Product Design students from the Royal College of Art in London, British Furniture maker Benchmark and the American Hardwood Export Council that began over 12 months ago, culminating in an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum for the London Design Festival 2012.
We have something of a treat for you this week...
If, like me, you (and/or your partner) are a big fan of all things MasterChef and/or some of the many other cookery programmes on TV these days, you're probably going to want to take part in the competition which features in today's issue of KBzine.
The winner will have the chance of seeing Michel Roux OBE cook ‘live’ at Raycross Interiors, Byfleet.
The details are below and do make sure you read carefully, as they'll also explain how you can be in with a chance of winning one of two places as Michel’s assistant chef during the two cookery demonstrations he'll be giving on the day. Now that really is the chance of a lifetime...
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This Week's News
Raycross Interiors is naturally very excited that it will be hosting an exclusive Charity Event featuring the world renowned Master Chef, Michel Roux, on Tuesday 30th April 2013. The highlight of this invitation-only event will be two live cooking demonstrations by Mr Roux, plus the chance to win luxury prizes including lunch for two at The Waterside Inn, Bray and many other fabulous prizes donated by local businesses.
BAL is offering architects a comprehensive family of seminars, all approved by the Royal Institute of British Architects as contributing to their annual Continual Professional Development (CPD) study requirement. Each 45-minute seminar gives detailed coverage of a particular aspect of tiling.
The Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association has announced that the French company Mobalpa, has recently re-joined the organisation as a corporate member.
Burlington, the well-known retail brand which manufacturers the only traditional range of bathroom products containing today's technology, has completed its Regal range of comfort-height sanitaryware with a choice of new pans.
Fashion trends may come and go but one that is standing the test of time is for timber worksurfaces, with oak being the most popular choice with consumers.
Geberit, the well-known supplier of piping systems and sanitary systems, has introduced a new recruit to its sales team, with the appointment of Sarah Young who takes up the role of Technical Sales Manager for the South West.
Britain's much loved kitchen manufacturer Mereway has pulled out the stops once again to create a visual treat for the kitchen industry, with a sumptuously shot video memorably showcasing its top of the range English Revival collection.
A symbol of the 'Belle Epoque', the Delphi bathtub reflects the splendour and the luxurious way of the life enjoyed by the wealthy towards the end of the 19th century. The softly rounded form of the bathtub, borne on lion's feet, provides even today a bathing experience described by German manufacturer Jörger as being full of grandeur.
Crosswater, Bauhaus and Simpsons have launched a comprehensive range of Apple Brochure Apps available free of charge from iTunes Newsstand as well as a new line-up of page-turning interactive brochures on the company's group website.
To coincide with its 80th anniversary, Leisure Sinks - the largest manufacturer of domestic stainless steel sinks in the UK - has launched a contemporary new company website.
Whirlpool has scored highly for its range of washing machines in a recent report from consumer champion, Which? Whirlpool washing machines have been praised for their excellent results on cotton washes and overall performance in a report that appeared in the January 2013 issue.
LDL Components is delighted to announce it has just exceeded £1 million worth of sales through its website www.ldlonline.co.uk. Launched at KBB Birmingham last March, the website is updated regularly. The following features have just been added:
Grahyam Hayden has announced that the WEBS training centre in Nottingham will be hosting his one day Sales & Customer Care course for the KBB industry on Tuesday 26th March.
This one day course has been attended by 1,100 delegates from the industry and has helped them understand the sales process, successfully put it into practise, and convert more leads into profitable sales.
Providing central heating systems and renewable energy solutions to both domestic and commercial clients, the company says its landmark anniversary coincides with a very positive year's trading as it continues to win business despite the economic downturn.
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Hard on the heels of the five manufacturers and media companies which joined the Bathroom Manufacturers Association last month, two more manufacturers and a media group have joined the association.
Industry report finds lack of awareness at board level of spending habits and inefficient supply chains holding back businesses.