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4th May 2018
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British Ceramic Tile will be opening its showroom doors from 22nd - 24th May, inviting visitors to join the team during Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) as the company dedicates its celebrations to honouring the best of Great British design and manufacture.
One of the UK's few remaining tile manufacturers to design and produce products here in Britain, the company is incredibly proud of its longstanding heritage and its' in-house design credentials, and will be marking the occasion through a range of activities that reflect the best of British.
Roca has introduced Round WC options to its popular Debba range. The new rimless WCs are available in close-coupled and wall-hung variants which complement the existing range of Debba basins perfectly.
"From its initial launch, Debba has always been a fantastic range for Roca," says Claire Gay, sector marketing manager at Roca. "Its elegant and simple design makes it the ideal choice for a variety of bathroom decors. By introducing Round options to our Debba WCs, we are allowing homeowners to choose a style that best suits their lifestyle and design preferences. The range is design-led, extremely easy to install and competitively priced. It ticks all the boxes."
Trend Bedrooms has introduced a new mirror effect finish to its popular sliding wardrobe collection. The mirror effect finish can be used alone or with another finish, providing even more design solutions within this flexible range.
In keeping with the brand ethos of Trend Bedrooms, quality and value are key. The strong cabinet based system fits the same planning frame as traditional fitted wardrobes and is available in a variety of widths from 1200 up to 2000.
The wall hung WC (H380 x W350 x D490mm) is a modern rimless design, featuring a soft-close seat and concealed cistern.
The latest addition to Blanco UK's Steelart collection, Blanco Cronos, combines contemporary designs with traditional farmhouse-style. The stainless-steel sink comes with a matt finish which imitates the trims of electric kitchen appliances creating a modern look.
The sink's eye-catching apron front can be customised to the user's kitchen whereby the height of the sink can be levelled with the worktops and kitchen cupboards, ensuring a seamless and smooth design.
Leanne joins the company from Sensio Lighting, where she worked for over 10 years, with responsibility for the marketing for five and a half years and new product development for just under two years.
Specialist retailer Binopolis.com has boosted its comprehensive collection of in-cupboard bins and added premium German brand Blanco to its offering for the first time. Designed to make optimum use of space, the models being stocked include the Select range of pull-out bins, which is the recipient of a coveted Red Dot Product Design award.
Ideal for planning into a new fitted kitchen, Blanco bins are among the easiest on the market to retrofit so you can effortlessly transform a cupboard in the existing kitchen into a neat and discreet waste management system.
Simon Noble joins as operations manager with overall responsibility for the smooth and efficient running of the business. An accomplished and driven leader with over 12 years' people management and leadership experience in the KBB industry, Simon is passionate about delivering solutions that increase business value through continued efficiencies.
K Kitchens has launched a new range of doors to add to its popular collection, as well as strengthened its offer by simplifying its terms, pricing structure and range content, to help both its kitchen stockists and the consumer during the purchasing process.
Five new stylish doors add to K Kitchens' appeal and charm, and taking centre stage is the new Hanover door (pictured). A premium, high quality constructed door, Hanover remains competitively priced, especially considering its high specification - a 22mm thick gloss J-handle door.
Kaldewei's new floor-level sealing kits benefit from an illustrated guide showing the correct and compliant way to achieve waterproofing in an installation.
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Commenting on the announcement that James Brokenshire MP has been appointed the new Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Brian Berry, chief executive of the FMB, said: "Sajid Javid passes the housing baton to James Brokenshire at a crucial time for the sector.