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  • EGGER to offer a cost-effective alternative to painted timber
    Published:  09 April, 2014

    The use of painted timber in kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as occasional furniture, is a design trend that continues to grow in popularity – although it usually carries a hefty price premium.

    Now, wood panel manufacturer EGGER is launching a revolutionary new range of boards into the UK market that is virtually indistinguishable from the real thing but at a significantly lower cost.

  • Airflow launches ultimate smart fan
    Published:  18 March, 2014

    Airflow Developments has launched an innovative low energy two-speed axial fan for domestic toilets, en suites and bathrooms. Aura Smart blends contemporary design with intelligent controllability so homeowners can adapt their ventilation needs to suit their lifestyle.

    Just 29mm in depth, the fan can be surface mounted in portrait or landscape. The stylish white cover can be replaced with a marble, silver, champagne, red, mauve, graphite or black one, enabling it to blend perfectly with the décor.

  • Quality storage solutions from EDP
    Published:  18 March, 2014

    Furniture material and components supplier EDP are now offering superb internal storage solutions both as new or for retro-fitting which is growing in demand.

    EDP have a complete range of internal cabinet wirework solutions from a quality European manufacturer.

    Well known as a supplier of foils, edgings, veneers and furniture components, EDP have now established themselves in the KBB sectors with the new internal fitting systems.

  • KBB CAD on a budget from EPiCAD
    Published:  18 March, 2014

    KBB retailers of all sizes understand the need for a good quality CAD system to make them competitive in the market but not all can afford the financial outlay of an outright purchase.

    EPiCAD from ProFactum Ltd has all the features expected of a top quality CAD system for kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and interior design and is available for a monthly cost of just £59 +VAT. There is no fixed contract or hidden costs and no long term commitment so retailers can use CAD just when they need to.

  • New products for 2014 from Frontline Bathrooms
    Published:  29 January, 2014

    Frontline Bathrooms is pleased to announce the launch of its 2014 brochure, which is now bigger than ever! With 364 pages of products, there’s no one else on the market that can match Frontline for choice.

    The launch of the new brochure also brings with it a wide selection of new products, from Italian-inspired sanitaryware and showers to fantastic quality European furniture, unique walk-in enclosures and sleek brassware ranges.

  • Dee and Megan - Brand New Editions from Phoenix for 2014
    Published:  29 January, 2014

    Megan sanitaryware is the latest in modern designer ranges from Phoenix. With a short projection pan and sleek slim basin, this range not only looks stunningly beautiful in a normal size bathroom, but also offers a real solution for smaller bathrooms where space is of the essence.

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  • 2014 brings fresh blood to kbb Birmingham
    Published:  29 January, 2014

    Taking place at the NEC Birmingham from 2nd-5th March 2014 will be kbb Birmingham, the UK’s largest gathering of professionals from the kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms sectors. With hundreds of the biggest names already confirmed to be exhibiting, this is a must-attend event for anyone in the industry.

  • RENOLIT new solid modern colours, trend setting textured surfaces
    Published:  29 January, 2014

    The RENOLIT 3D stock range new introductions in 2013 included a number of stunning new solid colours.

    Colour gives an instant visual impression. Change a colour and you can change the complete effect of a room and its atmosphere. From light and airy, to dark and sultry; providing a background or a vivid statement; brash or subtle; contrast or complimentary. No wonder RENOLIT recognises the importance of colour and the necessity of continuously introducing up-to-date new colours in to their 3D stock range.

  • The stage is set for Blue Canyon – Major product launch at the 2014 Spring Fair
    Published:  29 January, 2014

    The Spring Fair will be the stage for a substantial new product launch from     Blue Canyon, who’s stylish design led  portfolio includes bathroom and lifestyle accessories such as toilet brushes, shower  sets, bins,  towel rails, mirrors, co-ordinated fittings and laundry hampers as well as textiles such as towels, bath sets and shower   curtains, which they distribute throughout Europe.

  • Hansgrohe optimises CAD presence with Virtual Worlds
    Published:  29 January, 2014

    Hansgrohe has optimised CAD access to its product ranges with a major new release of its entire Hansgrohe, Axor and Kitchen Mixers catalogues, featured on the popular Virtual Worlds Professional CAD software. The 3D interactive design software from Logicom provides all the new Hansgrohe catalogues free of charge to its users.

  • Resort featuring Hygiene+ joins RAK line-up for KBB 2014
    Published:  29 January, 2014

    RAK Ceramics is launching a stunning bathroom collection at KBB 2014. Resort will feature its next generation Hygiene+ rimless design available in a variety of formats from space-saving designs to comfort heights alongside matching basins.

    Complementary accessories and luxury shower enclosures, baths and porcelain surfaces will be introduced to the RAKextra range and RAK’s Tile Collection.

  • Stunning De’Longhi Dual Fuel Range Cooker
    Published:  29 January, 2014

    The stunning twin cavity dual fuel DTR 905-DF in racing red from the new De’Longhi cooking range is A-rated for energy efficiency. With classic Italian styling it combines great looks with superb functionality. It includes a full electronic cooking programmer, eight function cooking, cast iron pan supports on a hob with 5 burners including a triple ring burner and wok stand.

  • New Bi-Fold Showering from AQATA
    Published:  29 January, 2014

    AQATA, the leading UK designer and manufacturer of premium quality shower enclosures introduces two new shower enclosures for 2014. The Spectra SP480 Bi Fold Recess option (shown) and the Spectra SP481 Bi Fold Corner option are characterised by beautifully designed bi-folding doors which offer great space saving solutions for small bathrooms.

  • Dallmer drainage products at KBB 2014 on Stand F80
    Published:  29 January, 2014

    Dallmer Ltd. now celebrating its centenary and still owned and run by the Dallmer family, will be showcasing several new products at the KBB exhibition at the NEC 2-5 March 2014.

    As acknowledged leaders in ‘wet-room’ drainage, Dallmer will be exhibiting the latest variations on CeraLine channels.  Now available with ‘Flex’ and ‘Pronto’ connectors, these make quick, reliable installation even easier in solid, beam and block or timber floors.

  • Ellis Furniture launches Reflection Gloss Maize
    Published:  29 January, 2014

    Ellis Furniture has launched Reflection gloss maize with centre wave worktop. Featuring a 22mm lacquered handle-less door, Reflection is available across the entire fitted and modular cabinet offer. Shown here with reduced depth modular units and glass centre wave worktop, the effect is simple, stylish and contemporary.

  • PWS injects new colour palette to Metris collection
    Published:  29 January, 2014

    Just weeks after scooping the House Beautiful best luxury kitchen award, PWS has introduced an extensive line-up of design options to its contemporary Metris collection. In response to the demand for personalisation in the kitchen Metris offers 15 colours in matt, high gloss and textured finishes.

    Paint-to-order colours are offered in a slab, handleless or textured embossed slab door and the full suite of Metris signature curves. The palette extends from lighter hues through to richer and warmer tones including aubergine and lava.

  • HiB launches collection of LED mirrors with shaver sockets
    Published:  29 January, 2014

    HiB has launched a range of LED illuminated mirrors with integrated shaver sockets. Astral and Ariel are portrait in format while Epic is a landscape design. Each mirror features an unobtrusive yet useful shaver socket discreetly concealed within the mirrors’ 5.5cm depth.

    Astral features a simple, effective border of tiny LED dots while Epic is illuminated top and bottom with a single run of LED spots. Ariel features an eye-catching, continuous pattern of four LED dots that have been arranged in the shape of a square.

  • On-the-move surface care free FILASOLUTIONS app
    Published:  20 December, 2013

    Fila has launched a free app. Developed for trade professionals, retailers and customers, FILASOLUTIONS provides a comprehensive surface care resource. Available to download from www.filasolutionsblog.com/en/download-app-2 or Google Play, it is suitable for all smartphones and tablets.

    There are seven main function menus: Treatment systems identifies the best Fila treatment for any natural surface from natural stone to wood, while Treatment stages recommends the most suitable solution/s for pre-treatment, initial wash, protection, finishing and maintenance.

  • NoCalc improvements are off the scale
    Published:  20 December, 2013

    NoCalc has three design enhancements. Each dispensing cartridge now treats up to 50,000 litres of water so homes need only replace them 2-4 times each year, dependent on the size of the household. 

    Refill cartridges come complete with an integrated sound indicator as a reminder when they need replacing. This alarm only works when the tap is switched on and is complemented by a red ball indicator.

  • Make a bee line for Hudson Reed’s the Hive Basin
    Published:  20 December, 2013

    Look out for the fantastic new freestanding basin design from Hudson Reed – the Hive Basin will create a truly contemporary feel for any bathroom and create a real focal point. This design is perfect for achieving an updated look without resorting to the harsh, square angles usually associated with contemporary design.

  • Deva To Feature Award-Winning Satinjet® Technology from Methven
    Published:  20 December, 2013

    Deva, part of the Methven UK Group, has introduced water efficient Satinjet® technology to its product range for the very first time.

    Deva has launched a new shower kit and shower valve – both designed with elderly and less-able consumers in mind, and combined them with award-winning Satinjet® technology.

  • GDHA Invests in Accessories Market
    Published:  20 December, 2013

    Leading British cooking appliance manufacturer Glen Dimplex Home Appliances has demonstrated its investment in the accessories sector with the launch of a new range of glass splashbacks and hoods, to complement its existing range of freestanding, built-in and range cookers.

  • Pressalit Care’s new range as stylish as ever
    Published:  20 December, 2013

    Pressalit Care’s new range of Matrix washbasins has been designed to help with the practicalities of independent use in a home bathroom for the elderly or less abled - integrated support handles, a shallow bowl for wheelchair access and easy reach of the tap.

  • New Grout Shield cleans and restores old grout to look brand new
    Published:  20 December, 2013

    The Grout Shield Restoration System is a revolutionary way to clean and restore old grout, making any tiled area look like new. It re-colours and seals grout so that it is no longer porous, protecting it from future stains, mould and mildew so it is easy to clean and maintain.

    Grout Shield Colour Seal is an acrylic resin containing a modified polyurethane sealant which chemically bonds with existing grout to form a professional, durable and superior finish. It is easy to apply and offers ongoing, sealed-in protection for up to 10 years.

  • Hib’s new show van hits the roads
    Published:  20 December, 2013

    HiB, the home of bathroom cabinets, mirrors, lighting and furniture, has taken delivery of a brand new show van. The bespoke vehicle has been kitted out with a comprehensive range of HiB’s latest products – including some exciting new LED illuminated mirrored cabinets, design-led bathroom lighting and a stunning new range of LED ‘dot’ mirrors that come complete with integrated shaver sockets.

  • Quality and innovation are at the heart of the BLANCO design philosophy
    Published:  20 December, 2013

    The new BLANCOATTIKA 60A in quality18/10 stainless steel is a dramatic statement sink and the latest addition to the BLANCO exclusive range of handmade STEELART Elements collection. From single bowls to bespoke individual items, including breakfast bars, island and peninsular units, BLANCO STEELART products are designed and handmade in our exclusive STEELART factory in Germany.

  • Airflow Developments Ltd has announced a new corporate partnership with the Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association (KBSA)
    Published:  19 November, 2013

    For over 30 years, the KBSA has brought together more than 300 independent retailers nationwide, all of whom are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of design, supply, installation and customer service throughout the interiors industry. 

    Ensuring adequate ventilation for domestic properties is now more important than ever due to further changes to the Building Regulations coming into play in October 2010, and without a doubt, the easiest time to consider sufficient methods of ventilation is when installing a new kitchen or bathroom.

  • Decorative Panels BioCote – 99.9% germ free surfaces
    Published:  12 November, 2013

    Working as a partner company with BioCote®, Decorative Panels is proud to launch the UK’s first range of commercially available sheet materials that offer exceptional abrasion and antibacterial properties. In choosing to work alongside BioCote®, Decorative Panels will be able to draw on the knowledge and support of a company that are recognised as being pioneers in the global provision of antimicrobial solutions.

    Under the banner of dp-BioCote Quartz the first product to be launched will be six decors, three woodgrain and three unicolours, available across the company’s extensive range of substrate materials including Chipboard, MDF, dp-lite hollowcore board and Plywood.

  • Abacus Direct’s Vessini range offers the ultimate in showering luxury
    Published:  12 November, 2013

    Abacus Direct’s Vessini bathroom portfolio boasts cutting edge design coupled with timeless elegance. From beautifully crafted sanitaryware to an exceptional range of shower heads, the Vessini collection offers every element for a stylish, high-quality bathroom.

  • Fireclay sink design announced by RAK
    Published:  12 November, 2013

    Throughout recent years, RAK Ceramics has led the fireclay sink market, by offering a wealth of quality designs at competitive price points. To ensure continued customer satisfaction, RAK has announced an exclusive design opportunity which will be extended to large trade customers.

    Over the course of the next six to nine months, RAK will develop at least six new sink models designed according to customer’s individual specifications. Whilst the opportunity will only relate to RAK’s larger clients, it will result in the introduction of a number of very different fireclay sink designs, from which all customers can benefit. It is anticipated that the new designs will be available during 2014.

  • New Cashmere high gloss foil from EDP
    Published:  12 November, 2013

    Leading foil and components supplier EDP have introduced the latest Cashmere high gloss foil and are now holding stocks of this vogue décor which matches the Egger U702 Cashmere board.

    EDP’s Sales Manager Kevin Smith says that the new foil is extremely versatile in that it offers a neutral solid colour with grey-green tones that move away from the already established ivory and cream hues. “We’ve already had a tremendous response to Cashmere” says Kevin Smith, “and it is fast emerging as a strong trend. What customers are immediately recognizing is that Cashmere can be paired with a wide range of authentic woodgrains or stand very much on its own as a contemporary style that fits with all the new design trends in kitchen, bedroom and bathroom furniture.”

  • Affordable solution to washroom renovations, RapidFit is the answer
    Published:  12 November, 2013

    New RapidFit Toilet Cubicles offer an instant ‘off the shelf’ solution when toilet cubicles are needed in a hurry for quick building or refurbishment programmes. The new updated system offers the complete solution for Toilet Cubicles, IPS (wall panelling) and Vanity units and will transform the most basic facility into a modern, functional and ‘exclusive to you’ washroom.

  • Create the ultimate luxury wetroom with Abacus Elements wet floor systems
    Published:  12 November, 2013

    Abacus Elements is a range of easy to install, tileable wet floor systems for the perfect bathroom. Made in the UK by Abacus Direct Ltd, the waterproof structural foam boasts high insulation properties and high compressive strength. Added benefits include a lightweight, easy-to-handle structure which is easy to cut, fire retardant and made without CFC, HCFC, HFC or CO2, so it can also help reduce the carbon footprint of a building.

  • Bushboard relaunches its Nuance bathroom surfaces
    Published:  12 November, 2013

    Bushboard is re-launching its Nuance range of bathroom surfacing which offers laminate and solid waterproof panels, work surfaces and upstands.

    With the emphasis on design leadership 60% of the range is new and developed to reflect the latest trends in bathroom surfacing with 15 new designs including eight True Scale effects that authentically mirror the luxury of granite and marble with the benefits of easy care and maintenance and fast installation. True Scale designs are printed in high definition in large scale format which have little repeat panel to panel. They have been very successful on the Prima work surface range and Bushboard is responding to a growing demand in the market for statement stones.

  • Carron Phoenix’s Windsor tap is a classic little number
    Published:  12 November, 2013

    The new Windsor tap from Carron Phoenix is bang on the continued trend for heritage styling, combining a traditional swan neck spout with quarter-turn lever handles with crisp white ceramic effect casings.

    Available in chrome only, the tap measures 340mm tall with a spout reach of 210mm that rotates 180⁰ making it easy rinse and fill two bowls. The tap is easy to retro-fit in a standard 35mm tap hole and as with all Carron Phoenix taps comes with a 5 year guarantee.

  • The new Studio sink from Franke gets crafty with corners
    Published:  12 November, 2013

    Franke has introduced the Studio STX 621-E corner sink in silk finish stainless steel, designed to maximise the use of the corner area in kitchens.

    Its ergonomic design centres on two bowls and a drainer at right angles which can be dropped into a corner area maximising every inch of the kitchen and particularly useful for compact spaces.

  • Collage Company Bespoke collaged wallpaper
    Published:  12 November, 2013

    For something totally unique, original and fun, let The Collage Company collage your favourite photos onto high quality wallpaper!

    This totally bespoke service can be supplied to fit the exact requirements and colourway requested and looks great whatever the subject matter - from family to boats and horses, and from sport to steam engines - whatever the passion!

  • Rieber have cooking sets for all purposes
    Published:  12 November, 2013

    German sinks manufacturer Rieber also makes innovative kitchen accessories including:

    • Handles for its range of SWISS-PLY® multilayer Gastronorm containers, including non-stick roasting and teppanyaki griddling pans, suitable for any heat source.

    • Vac & Save food containers: Complete with vaculid and pump, they keep food fresher for longer, avoid smell and taste transfer and transport food safely.

  • ecoPANEL™ – A revolutionary new slimline solution for a low cost energy saving heater
    Published:  12 November, 2013

    A brand new panel heater which has recently been launched, is set to revolutionise the electric heater market. ecoPANEL™ heaters are an amazing new slimline solution for providing efficient room heating at low cost. 

    Using convection technology, the heater manufactured from a composite based cement material, with patent pending, has many benefits over existing heaters.

    It can be installed in less than two minutes without the need for hard wiring and can be painted to match the decor of the room.

  • Exciting New Product Launches from Hudson Reed!
    Published:  12 November, 2013

    We are delighted to announce the launch of a raft of new products from Hudson Reed – we’re so excited about them, we couldn’t wait until the 1st of December to launch them in our brochure – so they’re out now!

    There are fantastic new additions right across our bathroom offering – with 17 stylish yet functional thermostatic shower panels in a range of colours and finishes – guaranteed to brighten up the most boring bathroom and featuring a range of functions including LED lights, waterfall head options and lots of body jets for a luxury shower experience. There are two new variations of the popular Interval shower panel design, where the body of the panel is fully recessed and has a separate fixed head with standard and waterfall functions. The striking Domino thermostatic bar valve and kits offer multi-function showering in 4 stunning colours.

  • A radiator valve is not just a radiator valve with Abacus
    Published:  12 November, 2013

    The devil’s in the detail is a saying which Abacus Direct adheres to in all bathroom products. Making the difference between a bathroom and a spectacular bathroom, Abacus boasts innovative wet rooms, sanitaryware, brassware and furniture. In addition, all products are designed to make the life of the plumber and installer simple.

  • New solvent-free polished surface protector joins Fila Green Line
    Published:  12 November, 2013

    Fila has introduced a new solvent-free, stain-proofing protector – FILAMP90 ECO PLUS. Launched at Cersaie 2013, the new high performance sealant is LEED-approved and developed for polished porcelain and natural stone surfaces. It can be applied internally and externally – with some residual moisture - and its water-based formula cuts application time by up to 80%. FILA MP90 ECO is also GEV-EMICODE EC1PLUS certified and suitable for contact with foodstuffs.

  • Business never better for Curved Door Specialist – Curve Craft
    Published:  12 November, 2013

    The difficult economy of the last few years has made many furniture manufacturers consider more closely the efficiency of their manufacturing processes in order to achieve the best possible margins. At the high end of the KBB market this often entails putting difficult and time consuming manufacturing requirements, like curved doors and curved accessories out to specialists such as Curve Craft.

  • Amica dishwashing is black or white
    Published:  12 November, 2013

    Amica has added a new range of freestanding dishwashers to its line-up of feature-rich home appliances. As Poland’s leading home appliance manufacturer and one of Europe’s fastest growing, Amica is rapidly increasing its business here in the UK; building on an increasingly recognised reputation for first-class customer service.

  • Hansgrohe Presents Axor LampShower
    Published:  12 November, 2013

    Axor, the designer brand from Hansgrohe, presents unique new shower products with the Axor LampShower, designed by Nendo. Oki Sato, the creative brain behind the Japanese design studio Nendo, magically fuses light and water with the Axor LampShower. The lightness of the visual design and the combination of light and water impart a heightened sensual dimension on the shower. Contributing to this effect are the wide-rimmed shower crest and the warm ambient lighting. Available in a ceiling-mounted and a wall-mounted version and, in addition to the standard chrome finish, the products can be individualised with the application of a range of special finishes through the Axor Manufaktur.

  • Crystal Doors: Ordering of foil wrapped curved panels made easy
    Published:  12 November, 2013

    Crystal Doors, the long established, market leading, foil wrapped door specialists, whom perfected the art of foil wrapped curved panels have now made it even easier for their customers to order.

    For 20 years, Crystal doors have built a reputation for flexibility and service within the foil wrapped door and component market. They offer arguably the largest selection of door profiles and foil finishes available with the ability to produce bespoke designs. Their strive to offer their customers increased flexibility through an ever broadening product portfolio, means that Crystal doors now offer curved panels.

  • PWS offers popular Milbourne range in 24-strong colour palette
    Published:  12 November, 2013

    PWS’ Milbourne Shaker kitchen is now available in 24 colours. Initially launched in alabaster, sage, chalk and almond, the choice now extends to a wide range of tones from new neutrals including stone and suede through to deeper hues of damson and moleskin.

    Its affordable Shaker design makes Milbourne very adaptable to dress up or down and having the appearance and touch of a painted timber door, the subtle grained finish is truly authentic.

  • Airflow launches its new Loovent eco SELV range
    Published:  12 November, 2013

    Complementing its collection of domestic centrifugal fans, Airflow has launched the Loovent eco SELV range designed for ease of installation and maintenance while ensuring effective ventilation with minimal noise and maximum efficiency.

    An upgrade to Airflow’s best-selling Loovent eco, the eco SELV includes a 12v DC transformer. Timer and humidity timer options are available and it can be surface or recessed mounted within zones one or two of any en suite, shower room or bathroom.

  • Infrarad warms up energy debate
    Published:  12 November, 2013

    Stylish and highly efficient radiant space heating that consumes half the energy required to run conventional radiators is now available from Infrarad.

    The Contract range comprises five lightweight composite panels designed for wall- or floor-mounting. Three hard-wired models are available in output ratings of 500W, 800W and 1kW.

    Panels are offered in gloss white and black with matching frames designed for a surface temperature of below 90 deg C.

  • Lapis from Salice revolutionizes shape and perception
    Published:  12 November, 2013

    Producers of furniture systems continually invest in design and constantly evolve ways to offer ever more innovative and refined finishes.

    Lapis by Salice represents a revolution in form and style in comparison to what has been previously available on the market.  With 12 finishes, including satin chrome, glossy gold and dull brown, and an amazing 144 combinations, Lapis offers a high degree of personalisation, meeting the requirements of producers of any kind of furniture.

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