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15th June 2018
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The new Paragon single and double bowl models are designed to blend seamlessly into contemporary kitchens, with both sinks suitable for undermount fitting. For added flexibility in kitchen design, the single model can also be fitted inset for a more traditional look, making it an excellent choice for refurbishment projects.
Priced to appeal to the family market, all three machines feature a number of useful innovations - such as child locks and drum clean - a programme that keeps the drum smelling fresh and clean...
Design flair is evident throughout the new collection, which includes Loop, a contemporary brassware solution featuring an on-trend single lever and elegant tapered spout, giving high-end appeal at a competitive price point.
Each intelligent toilet is designed to make life more comfortable with smart and personalised cleansing technologies free of the unnecessary bulkiness and lackluster design of traditional toilets.
This Week's News
After the tragic news that a 79-year-old man died after falling in a scalding hot bath at his Romford home, Bathroom Manufacturers Association CEO Yvonne Orgill has called for more to be done to avoid such tragic incidents.
"This is another avoidable death reminding us all that it is a shocking fact that people die in the bathroom from scalding accidents," says Yvonne. "Scalding is deadly serious and the very young and the very old are the most vulnerable, as this case shows."
The KBSA Designer Awards are now closed and this year's shortlist of finalists has been announced. The shortlist for each category is as follows:
Shades of grey, white and black are dominating kitchen design in 2018. These versatile, albeit no frill tones, pair with any colour and finish, making them perfect for the modern kitchen.
With moodier aesthetics in demand, as seen at EuroCucina, grey, white and black décors are the perfect building blocks to design a kitchen around. Facilitating this trend, the Formica Infiniti Worktops range comes in 12 modern décors including four core neutral colours: Graphite, Fog, White and Diamond Black.
More than 20 million UK viewers tuned in at home four years ago and there's no doubt that the tournament will be dominating the airwaves again this year. While that may be great news for football fans, it's likely to lead to disagreements in households where not everyone's as passionate about the beautiful game.
"The 28% fall in construction apprenticeship starts between August 2017 and March 2018 compared with the same period the previous academic year suggests the Government needs to look again at the way the Apprenticeship Levy is working.
The new Artago sink from Blanco UK will fit perfectly into any kitchen scheme. It is available in two models, Artago 6 and Artago 6 IF/A. The Artago 6 comes in 10 Silgranit PuraDur colours; Alumetallic, Anthracite, Champagne, Coffee, Jasmin, Nutmeg, Pearl Grey, Rock Grey, Tartufo and the Artago 6 IF/A comes in two colours; Alumetallic and Anthracite.
Featuring a concealed C-overflow and the innovative InFino waste system, the unique models are incredibly hygienic and easy to keep clean.
One of the most successful women rally drivers and the first woman in the world to compete in a World Rally Car (the Formula 1 of rallying), Penny Mallory is to join Wayne Hemingway as a speaker at the 2018 KBSA conference on Wednesday, 12th September.
Penny is an outstanding motivational speaker, performance coach, consultant, motoring expert, businesswoman and author.
Rangemaster has signed an agreement with Sirius Buying Group to become an Approved Supplier to the group, which allows the company's appliances, sinks and taps to be distributed throughout a growing UK network of independent retail outlets.
Manufacturers and distributors that are nominated with Approved Supplier status, benefit from a greater sustainable market share. This is achieved by all parties working together with the members to achieve the clear targets and goals set at group level.
All manufactured from hard-wearing and natural 304 grade stainless steel, the new taps present a professional image in the kitchen, with their own distinct style, innovation and high quality finish.
The E2 Design Line presents a minimalist switch range that introduces a host of new Matt Black frames and inserts for tailored specification and trend trading.
Bette has launched a new fitted bath with a modern lightness and extremely slim rim. The new BetteStarlet Spirit is an oval shaped bath embedded in a rectangle, in glossy, durable glazed titanium-steel.
It features a rim of only 8mm in height, a symmetrical design, delicate edges and tight corner radii. As the bath has almost rectangular corners, it is also ideal for flush installation into, for example, tiles.
Sci-fi fan Rob joins the award-winning manufacturer from La Hacienda where he held roles in the corporate sales team, managed a wide range of high street retailers, including John Lewis and Aldi, and helped promote products live on a UK shopping channel!
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