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27th July 2018
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Simple wall-hung modern furniture in subtle wood shades, soft creams or soft graphite teamed with either a counter-top or vanity basin in an appealing shape or a super-size slab top with one or two bowls and complemented by wall-hung sanitaryware, a walk-in shower and a freestanding bath, are the essential base ingredients for design success.
This Week's News
The Bathroom Manufacturers Association has sponsored a new award designed to recognise innovation and initiatives that promote consumer safety through compliance in bathroom products and installation.
The award has been launched by the National Home Improvement Council and is open for entries until 13th October. It is open to any organisation that operates in the bathroom industry such as a manufacturer, social landlord, local authority or retailer and the winner will be announced at the NHIC Annual Awards Luncheon on 22nd November at One Whitehall Place, London.
VitrA has announced the launch of a strategic new product portfolio, Signature Collection. Available to eligible retailers, Signature Collection includes new products, a refreshed design to Shift - an existing range, and the inclusion of mineralcast basin options.
The award-winning shower toilet; V-care Essential, is also included to provide retail partners with a competitively priced solution in this rapidly growing market segment.
All of Magnet's products and innovations are designed to help busy families in four simple ways; to save time and energy, organise, entertain and stay in control. That is why Magnet has partnered up with Samsung to introduce the new Smart Kitchen.
Sleek, ultra-slim and sophisticated, new Evolve solid core worksurfaces from Bushboard bring an erudite quality to kitchen design. Made from a 100% solid core laminate which is just 12.5mm thick, the new surfaces come in a choice of 15 dual-faced, contemporary designs and feature five complementary core colours - white, cream, light grey, dark grey and extra black.
The material has a double-sided decor, is exceptionally easy to cut on site and is completely waterproof. The colour core facilitates features such as routed drainer grooves and crisp machine cut edges that blend while making a beautifully neat job of undermount sink installations.
Hoover has launched a sous vide system within its Vogue Premium Collection. Aimed at bolstering the brand's premium cooking portfolio, the system enables users to cook restaurant-quality food in their own home and is now available to retailers across the UK.
Consumers who buy an Amica washing machine, from a qualifying retailer, up to and including 31st August, can claim free Persil laundry detergent simply by sending or uploading proof of purchase to Amica. The cut-off date for claims is 30th September and a claim form can be found online.
Franco Eccel has designed this multipurpose yet stylish charging pad for any phone that can use inductive (QI) charging. The use of Hi-Macs, a versatile and durable solid surface material, means that when the device is plugged into the mains, one simply has to place a compatible smartphone onto the designated pad and it will immediately start charging - no more problems with dodgy connectors.
And there is even a handy space for accessories, small change, a pad and pencils, even a wallet...
Saniflo UK - the country's leading designer and manufacturer of pumps, macerators and shower cubicles - is offering showrooms free fitting and product training with their first Kinedo Kinemagic display.
Designed to maintain specified water temperatures automatically, the new 116 thermostatic regulator for domestic hot water recirculation is now available from Midlands-based provider of high-quality plumbing and heating components, Altecnic.
The 116 thermal balancing valve is intended for installation in the return pipe of each recirculation circuit, automatically maintaining the desired water temperature.
The key to any stylish bathroom is in the planning. With the Easi-Plan range of flushing & support systems by Abacus, any bathroom structure is possible.
The Easi-Plan range allows bathroom designers to ensure rooms are given a more spacious look and feel, with cleaner lines resulting from hiding the plumbing and raising items above the floor. The inclusion of 'hidden' inspection covers during the planning phase then allows easy access should any plumbing faults arise at a later date.
Antony Thompson and Bryan Ackers have recently joined Lecico Bathrooms. Anthony (right of picture) is managing director, while Bryan, pictured with him, is Finance Director. These appointments complement the appointment last year of Tony Barnes as commercial director.
Investment in these key positions confirms the ongoing commitment to the UK market in what will be an exciting year for the organisation.
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