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18th August 2017
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The product is quick and easy to install and, with its gloss finish, ultra-hygienic, hard-coated non-stick surface, does not harbour mould or calcium; bacterial growth is eliminated.
Available in either white or amber, the extractor makes a stunning design statement in the kitchen or indeed anywhere in the home. Its subtle lighting, which glows through the coloured Murano glass, also helps to create a warm and relaxing ambience, particularly perfect for entertaining.
The straight interior surface and precise edges of the Vero Air washbasins reflect the collection's linear charm.
The innovative, integrated compaction system compresses the contents so it holds up to three times more than a similar single compartment bin.
John & I are about to take our annual Summer break; this will be the last issue of KBzine until our September 8th edition.
One of the things I tend to do over the warmer months is take part in small music/wellbeing/personal development festivals that bring out the inner hippie in me. In a couple of weeks, I'll be attending one which, last year, ran out of water as someone had sold too many tickets on the door, meaning that there were (allegedly) 4,500 of us instead of 3,000. I'm not just talking shower and washing up water etc. here, but drinking water... A taste (or not) of things to come perhaps, if we continue wasting water the way we do. The fact that it was in the middle of a proper heatwave, didn't help.
Receiving a release this week from a company that produces and fits equipment which harvests rainwater for use in our households reminded me of what it's like to have to go without water, and I've included the information below.
As I've no doubt said previously, I'm proud to be part of an industry that's working hard to encourage us to all use less water than we currently do. I often wonder though, whether we could be doing more... If you're involved in encouraging your customers to install rainwater harvesting systems, I'd love to hear from you.
This Week's News
Warwickshire based Triton Showers has invested an initial six figure sum into an update of the brand and development of a national advertising campaign, which is set to air in customers living rooms this Autumn.
This bold move will see the market leading manufacturer become the first shower company in the UK to embark upon activity of this scale, launching a TV commercial on ITV, Channel 4 and Sky.
Slim rim washbasins are in demand, making a style statement in the bathroom that is on trend. BagnoDesign offers the perfect opportunity to tap into this look with Stratos and Circus.
Formica Group, the original inventor of High Pressure Laminate (HPL), has launched a suite of Building Information Modeling objects to aid architects, designers and contractors in the specification process.
The new components will enable specifiers to create 3D models incorporating product specs and manufacturer information as well as giving clients the opportunity to visualise what their projects will look like.
The Gamma Rainwater range is a low-cost installation for self-build projects and residential developments. Its profile requires a shallower dig and less excavation than traditional rainwater harvesting systems as well as less backfill to secure it in place. It's also ideally suited to rocky strata conditions where deep digs are not possible.
Directly appealing to fashion-forward homeowners, the new fans leverage burgeoning consumer demand for sleek and contemporary bathroom design.
From contemporary urban apartments to country-style retreats, any kitchen can carry the latest up and coming trend for bold, beautiful colours. Adding interest, creating a focal point or used as a contrast to of-the-moment materials, a bold colour palette can be introduced as the perfect accent in any setting.
Helping homeowners make the most of a colour movement that will be hot news in 2018, Masterclass Kitchens has just introduced a vibrant new colour palette, with several bold shades to choose from. From the sophisticated, deep tones of Oxford Blue and Mulberry to the brighter hues of Terracotta Sunset and Claret, each colour is brave and bold.
The Kitchen, Bathroom & Bedroom Specialists Association has announced that it will have a
Appointments can be booked with the KBSA members for one-to-one advice in the Kitchen Advice Centre which is part of the Kitchen Live Experience sponsored by KBSA corporate member Miele.
V-ZUG has introduced a new collection of award-winning OptiGlass Hobs. Recently crowned 'Best of Best' at the Iconic Awards Interior Innovation 2017, the new OptiGlass feature is breaking the mould in terms of glass application in the modern kitchen.
Typically, the most used appliance in the home, a hob is operated almost every day in its lifetime along with (hob allowing!) providing a practical place to chop vegetables, unload shopping and knead dough.
Carron Phoenix distributor, The Sink Space, has strengthened its sales force with the appointment of two new area sales managers, Daniel Griffiths and Gary Shott.
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One of London's most eagerly anticipated new hotels, the property is one of the first European hotels from the internationally renowned Nobu Hotels brand.
Designed to eliminate waste, reduce unwanted variation and improve process flow, Lean Six Sigma is a combination of two powerful methodologies brought together to enhance overall customer experience and value, whilst keeping staff happy and motivated.
Easy to navigate, the new site enables users to discover the company's product portfolio by need, filtering tile selection based on room, colour and style, to support consumers in their search for their ideal tile.
The two Intelligent Style themed brochures are available as a 90-page full range edition which includes all cooking, hobs and hoods, cooling, dishwashing, and laundry products from built-in, built-under and freestanding categories and a 43-page freestanding only edition. Each Amica brochure is supported by a photographic trade price list.