KBzine: the original kitchen and bathroom industry e-news - since 2002
10th September 2019
We strongly recommend viewing KBzine full size in your web browser. Click our masthead above to visit our website version.
Methven goes back to school with L&Q
Global designer and manufacturer of premium showers and tapware, Methven UK, has completed work on a prestigious central London development, as part of its contract with leading housing developer London & Quadrant (L&Q).
The Schoolyard is a new residential development, comprising of 139 hi-spec apartments with accessible shared spaces, in the vibrant Wandsworth area of London.
As one of the UK's leading housing associations and largest residential developers, L&Q currently has a housing stock of more than 70,000 homes in London and the South East. The Schoolyard is a development of one, two and three-bedroomed apartments, with prices ranging from £400,000 to £615,000, and L&Q was therefore looking for stylish kitchen and bathroom brassware products of the highest quality.
As part of its position as a key supplier of brassware and showers to L&Q, Methven was able to provide a range of high-specification products for the development including the Maku cool to touch thermostatic bar shower with Satinjet technology. Delivering more shower for less water, the innovative Satinjet technology performs at much lower flow rates, reducing water and energy consumption to help comply with legislation, without compromising the shower experience.
Amongst the brassware specified for The Schoolyard was the sleek Deva by Methven Linx basin mixers and bath shower mixers and, in the kitchens, the striking Edge mono sink mixers.
"We are working with L&Q on a range of developments across London and the South East," explains Richard Hammerton, national key accounts manager at Methven. "As a key brassware provider, we have to ensure our products meet every specification and The Schoolyard is a great example of how we have answered the brief.
"The combination of our well designed products and our Satinjet technology means that residents enjoy the latest styles, water efficiency and a great showering experience."
Neil Woolerson of L&Q adds: "We're delighted with the bathroom and kitchen brassware at The Schoolyard development, and Methven's showers and taps have become a real focal point within them... Stylish, quality and reliable products - just what our purchasers are looking for."
A pioneer in bathroom and kitchen plumbing for more than 125 years, Methven is New Zealand's oldest and largest designer of shower and tapware to builders, plumbers and consumers. Today, Methven is a world-class international business with proprietary technology, shower systems and tapware ranges earning a reputation for innovation, high quality, and water and energy efficiency and offices in New Zealand, Australia, the UK, the UAE and the Far East.
Methven has won design awards worldwide for the innovative functionality and water and energy saving aspects of its products including the Red Dot and previous Good Design Awards.
In the UK, Methven acquired Deva in July 2007 and has since set about introducing some of its award-winning Satinjet range of water and energy saving showers to the UK and Irish markets, with great success. Since their launch, Satinjet designs have won a total of four British awards for their water and energy saving credentials, design and innovation.
Methven UK delivers the latest styles of showers, tapware and accessories, next day - nationwide, while for advice or technical support Methven UK provides a specially trained Customer Care Team and runs the Approved Plumbers Scheme to offer specialist on site support.
16th January 2015