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3rd February 2017
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Freestanding bathroom furniture from Mereway offers best of both worlds
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.
'Le Baou': A contemporary island in Hi-Macs inspired by the jagged lines of a rock
New Calla sink from Carron Phoenix offers durability of granite at entry-level prices
Liebherr's new 390 litre BluPerformance fridge 'takes it to the max'
Bauhaus beats bathroom blues when it's bitterly cold
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.
Gorenje brings the sunshine with new retro fridge
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.
Kitchen and bathroom inspiration on show in Bury St Edmunds
Celebrate the trend for the 'fifth wall' with the Feature Floors collection from the House of British Ceramic Tile
Blomberg slimline dishwasher awarded Which? Best Buy
Creative and considered storage with PWS's YouBoXx
Raise the Bar with new Cluster and Bohemia Contemporary towel warmers by Aestus
Amica moves sales, marketing and service to Nottinghamshire
This Week's News
Date announced for KBSA AGM & National Meeting 2017
The Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association has announced the date of the 2017 AGM & National Meeting, which will take place on Tuesday 3rd October in Stratford upon Avon.
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.
LDL presents new Furnipart handle finishes for 2017
LDL Components, leading distributor of furniture fittings and accessories, is now offering exciting new finishes for 2017 from leading Danish handle manufacturer Furnipart.
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.
BiKBBI welcomes Wilsonart's sponsorship
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.
Abacus Bathrooms - innovations for 2017 by expert in advanced bathroom and wetroom design and build
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.
Glasgow bathroom superstore boosts ecommerce capacity with £3.5m investment
Wholesale Domestic, the family-owned bathroom goods supplier, is consolidating its role in the UK ecommerce revolution by opening a new 133,000sq.ft new facility in Hillington, outside Glasgow.
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.
Expansion prompts Aquavision to move to new premises
Aquavision, a pioneer of in-wall and waterproof televisions, have moved its headquarters, factory and warehouse to new larger premises in Stockport near Manchester.
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 - the easy way to create beautiful kitchen splashbacks and shower walls
A brand new brochure from Abacus Manufacturing Group explains everything you need to know about Lustrolite, leading name in acrylic high gloss wall panelling.
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 mourn death of popular employee Rod Rose
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.
Rearo appoints marketing manager to support 2017 growth
Rearo, the interior manufacturer and supplier headquartered in Govan, Glasgow, has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new marketing manager.
Ian Wright will lead Rearo's marketing and communications across the UK and internationally.
UK Surface Solutions appoints a new national account manager
Craig Martin has been appointed by UK Surface Solutions to the role of national account manager, looking after the development of existing key accounts and managing the overall customer relationship.
Martin will also be responsible for securing new clients, ensuring that the company maximises on business opportunities and sales growth.
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£2.8 million fine for furniture parts cartel
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.
Age UK Trading CIC & BiKBBI announce strategic partnership
KBSA reveals new website and brand refresh
New Smeg brochures separate different collections