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3rd February 2017
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Mereway Bathrooms has launched a new range of freestanding bathroom furniture that is traditional in style with a contemporary twist. Knightsbridge is a design-led collection that taps into the trend for painted furniture in the bathroom and offers an affordable alternative to bespoke hand painted furniture.
Blending both contemporary and traditional radiator designs with the latest in thermal bathroom technology, the exclusive range is guaranteed to add a stunning design feature to any bathroom, en-suite or cloakroom whilst offering the ultimate in premium functionality.
Boasting the highest achievable energy-efficiency rating (A+++), the fridge has a gross capacity of 260 litres and includes IonAir and DynamiCooling food preservation technology.
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Details will be announced in the coming months but the popular 'Meet the Corporates' morning, which was introduced last year, will be expanded and improved for 2017.
Already available in Inox Look, Edge Straight is a stylish aluminium handle, 41mm wide, and is now available in four new finishes - Brushed Rose Gold, Brushed Anthracite, Antique Bronze and Brushed Brass. The perfect complement for the current trend for vintage or industrial looks, the new handles carry a lifetime guarantee along with all Furnipart handles.
The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation, tells us that Wilsonart is the latest business to demonstrate its faith in the credo of the BiKBBI by becoming a sponsor with immediate effect.
Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces is a world leading manufacturing and distribution organisation that has been designing and developing decorative surfacing solutions for 60 years.
Established in 1989, Abacus is one of the UK's leading manufacturers and distributors of bathroom and wetroom products. The company's comprehensive 2017 product range has been developed alongside some of the world's most prestigious bathroom brands including world-class German sanitaryware and stunning contemporary designs, and encompasses the Abacus philosophy of innovation and build quality.
The Elements brand, manufactured by Abacus in the UK, offers what is arguably the most comprehensive range of wetroom and waterproofing products currently available.
The newly-refurbished premises, close to its existing 45,000sq.ft outlet, is expected to create up to 40 new jobs by the end of 2017.
The company outgrew its previous premises and can now boast a 10,000sq.ft facility - nearly four times larger than the previous one. The relocation follow's a significant increase in business over the last 12 months.
Lustrolite is an advantaged multi-layer acrylic sheet that looks just like glass, weighing less than a quarter of a traditional glass sheet and while boasting 20 times the impact strength. Lustrolite applications include shower walls, bathrooms and kitchens.
Maurice Lay Distributors has paid tribute to Rod Rose, one of its longest standing employees, following his sudden death on 15th December 2016. Rod, aged 71, joined the company in February 1980 as transport manager.
During the 36 years Rod spent with the organisation, his duties varied and in 1995 he became an HGV Driver. Rod chose to work beyond retirement age and remained a key driver within the company until his death.
Ian Wright will lead Rearo's marketing and communications across the UK and internationally.
Martin will also be responsible for securing new clients, ensuring that the company maximises on business opportunities and sales growth.
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Two firms that make furniture parts have agreed to pay fines totalling £2.8 million for illegal cartel activity, after a Competition and Markets Authority investigation.