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THE MAGAZINE FOR INDEPENDENT HEATING, BATHROOM & KITCHEN BUSINESSES

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Welcome bcg is delighted to welcome you to the 11th issue of Buzz, our quarterly customer magazine.

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In this Summer issue, along with all the news, views, promotions and price updates from bcg we introduce some great news and product pieces from the likes of Triton, ISE, Ideal Standard plus a whole host of suppliers who continue to support this industry with great product and service.

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Everyone who sends in a comment or suggestion will be entered into a quarterly draw for a £50 voucher to spend at Marks & Spencer. Feedback to editorial@bcgbuzz.co.uk

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It’s beginning to look a lot like summer

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Buzzing – what’s happening

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Social digest

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Product news

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bcg Sales Team updates

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Meet the team

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Independent angle

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Customer spotlight

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Hardware

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By the book

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e-services is easy

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Heating

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Worcester Bosch

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Bathrooms Viva

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Ideal

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GROHE

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Mira Showers

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Kitchens 31

Rangemaster

Consumables 35

Grundfos Buzz best buys

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Sales Team contacts and pricing updates

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It’s beginning to look a lot like summer At last the weather has changed and it looks like summer is now in full swing. It seems to have taken an age for it to get started – which was good in some respects as it prolonged the heating season for just that little bit longer.

As usual with Buzz you will see some great news stories from the office – our e-services has improved its trading month on month to the point now where we are seeing great increases and record trading on our platform, so a big thank you from me to all our customers who have tried and embraced. In this issue we have some great news and product pieces from the likes of Triton, ISE, Ideal Standard plus a whole host of suppliers who continue to support this industry with great product and service. Speaking of service, whether it’s daily, weekly or monthly placing the customer at the heart of everything we do is paramount to delivering “Unbeatably Great Service” and with our Customer Care Centre, unrivalled stock, 7-6pm opening hours, next day delivery, e-services and many more initiatives we believe we are on the way to delivering that. Once again we thank you for your business and hope you all have a great summer. Darran Rickards.

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The Gallery Do we have the next Juan Miro or Picasso amongst us? At bcg we have been enlisting our staff to get their children or nieces/nephews to take part in our gallery competition.

Our latest piece comes from Holly Evans (left), sister of Adam from our Business Development Team with this fantastic Easter entry. Summer will see our next batch of entries…..!

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These dual branded garments will be available from your local ASM with any Polypipe order over £500!

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Once again bcg has teamed up with Polypipe to create super cool summer cycling shirts, dedicated to riders looking for style and comfort without compromising high level performance.

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e-service goes strength to strength

Thanks for making a difference!

As Darran mentioned in page 3, bcg keep going from strength to strength with their e-service drive.

Congratulations to Emma Evans for receiving a "Thanks For Making A Difference" award for her all her hard work here at bcg...

With record month after record month our Customer Care Centre were presented with a special well done cake from our colleagues in Leamington to celebrate the hard work done by everyone involved! (Held by Michelle, back row) Roll on next month!

Well done Emma.

Worcester Bowling The team from Worcester recently had a great night bowling with Rangemaster/bcg account manager Mark Gee. To say the competition was serious was an understatement, with Oli Smith from commercial the eventual winner…. (An improvement from last time out ) A big thank you to Rangemaster for hosting and here’s to the next one.

Remember... bcg is open from 7am to 6pm for next day delivery to the UK

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In every issue of buzz we’ll give you a run down of the Top 3 hits on our blog ‘buzzing’ over the past couple of months, to show you what’s hot right now!

Finger on the pulse We love to feature the best and brightest of the brands that we work with on social media and the last couple of months have been no different! Kaldewei – Bath Of The Future Our Facebook, Twitter and blog pages have been awash with some of the most exciting developments in bathrooms, heating and kitchens from some of the biggest brands in the business. From the incredible ‘How To’ videos featured on the Fernox website to the incredible ‘Bath Of the Future’ feature on the Kaldewei website, there are some amazing developments happening right now and coming out of some of the biggest brands in the world. We are fully committed to sharing these developments with you so make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

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New Merchant Book

We have always tried to stay very close to our customers on social media and our recent Merchant Book launch allowed us to do just that. We exclusively launched our new Merchant Book online and ensured that our social media community was the first to know! We will continue to launch our brochure across Facebook and Twitter and so make sure you keep up to date with our profiles!

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PRODUCT news HEATING

Smart gets smarter with Worcester’s latest brain Wave

Vaillant launches app-based intelligent control

Worcester, Bosch Group, has added new functionality to its Wave smart internet-connected controller, offering installers even more reason to integrate sophisticated heating and hot water controls into homes nationwide.

One of the leading heating and hot water specialists, Vaillant UK, has launched its new vSMART intelligent control and mobile app this month, which allows homeowners to control their home heating and hot water.

The new self-learning technology in the device will now take user habits into account and act accordingly to maximise efficiency for homeowners. The update will be accessible through its free and easy-to-use App and makes the Wave one of the first heating controls to be compatible with smart watches.

The control, which can be managed remotely through the vSMART app, is now available to purchase at merchants across the UK and Eire. It has been specifically designed to enable Vaillant installers to offer their customers convenience and energy savings, and is compatible with all current ecoTEC domestic boilers.

Worcester is also making life easier for the installer with a scannable QR code – allowing them to register the control automatically with no need to manually enter codes.

Its key features include the ability to store multiple heating profiles, which allows homeowners to have individual comfort settings for the heating and hot water levels. vSMART also has inbuilt weather compensation technology which adapts energy usage to outside conditions. Over time, it adapts to users’ living habits - when they are at work, what time they get home - altering its output accordingly to reach desired temperatures at the right time. As with all Vaillant products, efficiency is at the forefront of its design, and vSMART ensures only the minimum amount of energy is ever used to reach the desired temperature.

Compatible with a wide range of Worcester’s awardwinning Greenstar gas boilers, the Wave boasts load and weather compensation. This monitors room temperature and local weather conditions and only fires the boiler at the necessary level to maintain peak efficiency levels offering a 4% uplift in efficiency in line with the Energyrelated Products directive. For more information on Worcester, Bosch Group and its range of heating and hot water technologies, visit worcester-bosch.co.uk/wave.

In addition, energy and gas consumption can be monitored through the app and drilled down to days, weeks or months to identify where cost savings could be made. Any significant changes will be flagged to the customer via push notifications so issues can be identified before any unnecessary energy costs are incurred.

KEY POINTS  New update to Worcester’s flagship heating control  Wave learns and adjusts to homeowner habits  Dedicated App now compatible with smart watches  New QR code system allows easy registration for installers

Vaillant is encouraging installers to share their experiences with vSMART over its Twitter page, @vaillantuk. Earlier this year, it launched a new and improved Advance loyalty scheme, whereby installers are rewarded with credits for tweeting installation pictures, customer praise and other content to @vaillantuk using the hash tag #Advance. For more information about vSMART visit www.vaillant.co.uk

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PRODUCT news HEATING

PLUMBING

NEW Smart, wireless home security from Honeywell Honeywell, leaders in heating controls and security, launch NEW evohome security, enabling homeowners to remotely control the security of their home from the same Total Connect Comfort app that works with evohome heating controls. The entire system is easy to install, right down to the option of screw-free fixing. Every accessory is battery powered – making it easy to find the perfect location. And the trusted 868MHz wireless technology is designed to eliminate interference, dropped connections and false alarms. evohome security will also grow with the homeowners needs, thanks to a range of accessories. Take total control of your home security and heating controls via your smartphone or tablet with Honeywell smart thermostats and the evohome security systems. Honeywelluk.com

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GROHE unveil new products GROHE is the world’s leading provider of beautiful fittings for the kitchen and bathroom under one brand, including taps, showers from thermostatic mixer to electric, concealed valves and WC systems. GROHE is delighted to unveil new products throughout 2016. Through its new SmartControl shower, GROHE presents a unique Rainshower® system featuring innovative SmartControl push button technology, allowing you to easily personalise your showering experience. The spray pattern can be selected and started by simply pushing a button on the wall-mounted chassis, whereas turning the button allows the user to personalise the water flow volume. Also in the bathroom, GROHE’s new Eurostyle and Eurocube Joy mixer ranges combine stylish looks with innovative technologies. The Eurostyle range is now available in a striking white finish, as well as the traditional chrome. The basin mixers use a reduced water consumption of only 5.7 litres per minute and are also nickel and lead free. The Eurocube Joy range combines striking geometric design with modern joystick control. The mixers use GROHE’s new FeatherControl cartridge, ensuring effortless fingertip control and long lasting silky smooth operation. These too come equipped with EcoJoy technology, limiting water consumption without impacting on performance.

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Redring Expressions Revive revolutionises shower installations

Triton Dene Bar Mixer with Diverter The Dene range from Triton offers a range of showers with all the necessary fitting to complete the job, all there to make installation a breeze, from push fit pipe connections to a fast fit surface bracket.

The new Redring Expressions Revive electric shower range will revolutionise shower installations, making them faster and easier than ever before.

The Dene Bar Mixer with diverter wraps these ease of installation benefits in a stylish and striking package without a designer price tag.

It boasts 14 power and water connection options, an easy access back plate and a bespoke compression fit elbow that comes as standard.

The all chrome valve and metal handles using durable ceramic disc flow, allows the user to divert between the large diameter fixed head and handset. Backed by Triton full 5 year parts and labour guarantee.

The Expressions Revive range has been designed with Redring’s brand new “Smart Fit 2” connection system, which includes significant access within a large and uncluttered back plate, providing installers with more ‘working space’ for easier connectivity as well as a multitude of cable and water pipe entry options to cover almost any situation. For complete peace of mind, all the models in the range all come with a full 2-year UK warranty. To find out more about Redring’s new products visit www.redring.co.uk, call 0844 372 7750 or like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/redring.solutions

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PRODUCT news CONSUMABLES

Adey RAPIDE offers chemical dosing in just 20 seconds The RAPIDE range offers installers exceptionally fast chemical dosing which can be carried out in just 20 seconds against normal system pressure. Developed and tested in ADEY’s own UKAS accredited UK laboratory, the chemicals provide the best possible levels of cleaning and protection for heating systems. New research commissioned by the manufacturer reveals that almost half of those surveyed prefer MC+ RAPIDE Protector (47%) and more than a third prefer MC3+ RAPIDE Cleaner (38%) to competitor products. A further 50% say ADEY’s MC+ RAPIDE chemicals are quicker and more efficient to use than liquid chemicals. “Our MC+ RAPIDE chemicals have been developed to meet demand from the market and form part of our award winning best practice approach to heating system maintenance” explains Dr Neil Watson, the company’s Global Technical Director. “The research shows that when it comes to chemicals, installers want a product that’s easy and quick to dose the system, creates no mess and is guaranteed to perform. We also found that almost a quarter (24%) of installers experience issues with existing canister adapters and nozzles, and 39% actually use their own homemade dosing device. “ADEY has worked hard to deliver a robust range of canister chemicals that resolve these issues and satisfy installer needs.”

Fernox to launch superior brass filter This summer, Fernox will be launching its first nickel-plated, brass, in-line system filter for domestic heating systems. Small, smart and simple to install and clean, the high performance TF1 Omega Filter offers an excellent collection capacity for magnetic and non-magnetic debris - maximising boiler protection and improving overall system efficiency. The TF1 Omega Filter is the latest addition to the award winning Fernox TF1 range –compact, yet robust, this next generation filter is suitable for both new and existing installations and can fit onto horizontal and vertical, 22mm and 28mm pipework in both flow directions. The device can even be positioned at a 45° angle, making it easy to install even in confined or awkward spaces. The forged brass construction filter combines the strength of a powerful Neodymium magnet with Hydronic Particle Separation (HPS) technology to disrupt particles and optimise flow trajectories in the filter’s dead zone. With a superior collection capacity, the device is capable of removing market leading levels of magnetic and nonmagnetic debris – optimising system protection. Supplied with quality valves or slip socket connection, depending upon installer preference, the TF1 Omega Filter is designed to speed up installation and cleaning time onsite as well as to deliver ultimate flexibility and ease of use. This innovative product also offers the additional benefit of dosing water treatment chemicals, via the filter, in less than 30 seconds using the Fernox Express range. KEY FEATURES  Superior collection capacity  Leads the market in the removal of magnetic and nonmagnetic debris and particles  Fits on horizontal and vertical pipework in both flow directions - operating at an angle of 45 degrees if required  Available in two variations: with high-quality valves or slip socket connection.  Rapid dosing with Fernox Express range of chemicals including the new Filter Fluid+ Protector Express  Easy to clean, service and maintain - with no need to dismantle the unit  25 year body parts warranty For more information on the TF1 range, or Fernox’s extensive range of chemical water treatments, filters and equipment visit: www.fernox.com

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Just Trays Pack Codes Due to the nature of pack code ordering within our bcg e-services platform, stock levels are not always shown. Rest assured that bcg always have the largest stock available, great pricing and all backed up with our next day delivery promise and 7-6pm Customer Support Centre opening hours. Delivering unbeatably great service.

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SALES OFFICE ROUND-UP Andy Hibbert, bcg’s tireless Customer Support Centre Manager, gives us an overview of what’s been happening in the Sales Office.

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WITH JONATHAN EYRE As Jonathan eluded It’s been a great ¼ for sales with plenty of up selling and cross selling activity within the sales office. It’s great to see the team putting to use their customer service and sales training, because of this confidence and morale in the team is on a high and long may it continue. What pleases me more is the acceptance from our customers and the business that our e-business model works. Darran mentioned record months etc, but its more than that, it provides more time for the

team to service you our customers proactively, efficiently and quickly. With that in mind we want to give you your chance to have your say and our new customer C-SAT (Customer satisfaction survey) will be live giving you chance to rate the service given to you at the end of every call. This can be done by completing a small survey at the end of every call. It means you get the chance to win £100 Love 2 Shop vouchers or donate £100 to a charity of your choice.

Your feedback is invaluable to us as we strive to deliver “Unbeatably Great Service”

Our team is back up to full strength now as we head into the summer with the addition of Maria Ormerod in the North West (see our sales map at the back for full area). I hope that many of you will have already seen Maria when she is out on territory, Maria comes with huge experience of our industry and is a fantastic fit into the bcg team. You’ll notice the theme that continues throughout buzz and in everything that we do, that’s “Unbeatably Great Service.” We want to create that for all customers whether you’ve placed one order or hundreds. By creating great service from our sales team, or by our internal teams we feel you’ll keep on doing business with the best. Take a look at some of the deals that we have for you on the back pages or may be have that discussion with your ASM about us becoming your next day radiator stockist with the awesome Savanna I – I assure you we won’t let you down!

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meet the team IN THIS ISSUE WE PROFILE AARON DRAKE AND MARIA ORMEROD

Aaron Drake

Q How long have you worked for bcg and what did you do before?

Business Development

I joined bcg in October last year. Prior to working at bcg I was working as field based representative working in the Renewable Energy market for Climate Energy and have also worked for Domestic and General Insulation LTD as a Green Deal Sales Advisor.

Q What is the best thing about working for bcg (so far)? I would have to say the best thing about working for bcg would be the environment and the people that work here. Since working for bcg I have built up some good working relationships with my colleagues and customers. It is great to be part of a company like bcg as we offer excellent services and products. This is what makes us one of the leading distributors in the UK.

Maria Ormerod bcg ASM, North West

Q How long have you worked for bcg and what did you do before? I have been at bcg for two months now but at Wolseley for nearly 10 years. I started with the company on the graduate scheme and during this time I worked for both Plumb and Build Center in different areas of the business but I ended up gravitating towards the plumbing and heating side of things. I was given my own Plumb Center to manage and I did this for 9 years.

Q Best thing about working for bcg (so far)? The warm welcome I have received from everybody. Everybody has been really nice and accommodating. I am also enjoying the new challenge of a different role and a different company. Its nice to see a different aspect and customer base of the distribution industry.

Q What is the one thing that bcg customers could do to help you to help them better? Be honest, don't be shy! If there is something you would like to talk to me about that can

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Q What is the one thing that bcg customers could do to help you to help them better? I think one of the main things that could help us would be to get more of our customers using the website. As currently we have a lot of queries coming through such as stock checks, pricing, deliveries and also placing orders. If we can show the customers the benefits of using our online services this will enable us to have more time to contact our inactive customers with the latest promotions and offers.

Q Tell us about yourself… What do you like doing in your spare time and what is the fact that people are least likely to know about you? In my spare time I play semi-professional football for Bishops Cleeve FC. I also coach Nunnery Wood Condors under 10's, which I have been doing for around 3 years, to help the players reach their full potential.

help us bring you a better service or that may aid us in securing more of your business then I encourage you to be open about it. It may benefit us both in the future.

Q Tell me about yourself. What do you like doing in your spare time and what is the one fact that people are least likely to know about you? I am a big social animal. I’m always doing something at the weekend. I like to go out with my friends and I love dancing! I like country walks, camping, caravanning in my tourer with my husband, my dog and our friends. I enjoy music festivals, gigs and sporting events. I am into holistic therapies like reflexology, acupuncture, reiki etc. I always have a new crazy hippy fad on the go. I like films, reading, current affairs. I would say I am a pretty all round person really. You would perhaps not guess but I’m massively into chess. I love a good game of chess.

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Our regular round-up of our bcg customers continues this issue with a focus on three bcg customers who have grown their social media platforms.

Williams and Co are the latest company that we have found to feature in our bcg Spotlight campaign. Our bcg Spotlight campaign continues with a look at a company that has an interactive website and social media channels to boot. Williams & Co have built up a very strong social media community among the trade customers that they have.

Plumbsave have been communicating with their customers over Twitter since earlier this year and have already built up a good basis of followers in their local community. The mixture of product messages and offers means that their customers are always up to date with how Plumbsave can save them money. They have also set up a blog page to offer a more in depth look at the industry, new products and their offers.

Kitchen and Bathroom specialists Cambabest Ltd are yet another company that we would like to feature as part of our bcg Spotlight campaign to highlight some of our customers that engage with their audience on social media. The company have been showcasing their new displays, products and latest offers since 2011 and have built up a good audience of engaged social media users during that time.

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SPOTLIGHT We talk with Andrew Morgan, business development manager at Double Quick Anglia Ltd.

Q Tell me about Double Quick Anglia

Ltd. When was the company started and how has it grown over the years?

 Double Quick Anglia Ltd is a family run business that was founded in 1992 by Michael Double and is now run by his sons Steven and Stewart Double. The company has really grown over the years and we are now fully equipped to service and install anything in the home. We have recently expanded into kitchens and offer bathrooms – in fact we have a great selection of bathroom products on show in our boutique style showroom called Odyssey. We also offer renewable energy solutions including air source heat pumps.

Steven Double, Director

Robert Rowntree, Driver and warehouse

Q Have you always worked in this

 We have been a customer for more than 15 years - they’re a daily requirement for our business and integral to our supply chain.

Q What’s the best thing about dealing with bcg?

 It would be the huge selection of products. They have everything from brand names to white labels that can be promoted as our own. We have a great relationship with the sales team, Adam Evans in particular has been our saviour and is always on hand to deal with any issues or concerns.

Q Is there anything you would change about bcg?

 If anything it would be to do with transport. But, bcg do cater to our needs and always group our orders together to ensure that we receive all of the products ordered at the same time – that’s a big help when we’re making daily orders with multiple products!

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Q How long have you been a customer of bcg?

Danny Emmerson, Trade counter

industry?

I have been in the industry all my working life. I started in 1982 and, in a way, fell into the plumbing and heating industry! I started in accounts but I make it my job to know the ins and outs of the business, from the trade counter to the showroom, to make sure I can offer the best service to our customers.

Even though I’ve been in the industry for more than 34 years, I’ve never looked back and my passion for the industry is as strong today as it was then.

Q You’ve been fundraising for EACH

(East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices). Tell us more…

We’re supporting EACH because I really connect with the ethos of the charity and as a parent myself, I wanted to support parents with terminally ill children. We held two charity events for EACH. The first was a golf day on the 24th June for customers and

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suppliers - we held a raffle and an auction during the event with all proceeds going to the charity. Then from 2nd - 3rd July my three sons, a friend of one of my boys and myself took on an ultrawalking challenge from London to Cambridge - which was 100km in 24 hours! Double Quick Anglia Ltd have sponsored me and are totally behind me, both physically and financially, to reach our £4,000 target.

Q Lastly, how do you feel about the

future and what plans are in store for Double Quick Anglia Ltd?

 The future is bright and hopefully by the beginning of next year we will be offering a range of our own branded products and brochure to match.

To donate please visit: www.justgiving.com/ ultrachallenge100km

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HARDWARE

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We believe the perfect built-in appliance should be designed for one thing above all else: to make your time in the kitchen as pleasant as possible. So we developed the new Serie 8 range. Discover cutting-edge technology, timeless design, remarkable ease of use and less work in the kitchen. Making the new Serie 8 from Bosch, the easy way to perfect results.

We didn’t reinvent the wheel. But we taught it how to cook Our new intuitive control wheel and TFT-touch display makes cooking easier than ever. With just a small turn you can adjust any of your oven’s settings giving you full control over your dishes at all times with the perfect end result.

Put a new spin on your cooking career. No matter how complicated the recipe, the Serie 8 oven makes it a piece of cake. These cutting-edge ovens constantly monitor the progress of your cooking and automatically regulate temperature and length of time. Think of it as having your very own master chef helping you in the kitchen.

Steams so gently that even the vitamins stay for dinner. There is no healthier or tastier way to prepare food than in a Serie 8 steamer. Foods retain their vitamins and aroma while bringing out their full and natural flavour. Vegetables stay crisp, while poultry and fish remain juicy and tender. With steam, you can even cook without adding oil or fat.

Fits perfectly with your schedule. Sometimes you can’t get the food to the table fast enough. Our new Serie 8 microwaves help you to heat up baby foods, pre-cooked meals and frozen foods very quickly, hygienically and tastily.

Sometimes our best ideas end up in a drawer Our new warming drawers can do more than just keep your meals and dishes warm. They are also perfect for slow cooking meat, thawing frozen foods, melting chocolate, drying fruit and letting yeast dough rise. For extra storage, we recommend our accessory drawers with lots of extra space for baking trays and cookware.

Now your favourite café is open 24/7. Espresso, cappuccino or latte macchiato? With the Serie 8 built-in coffee machine, you can treat yourself and your guests to any beverage at the touch of a button. Bosch Barista technology guarantees a full-bodied aroma and perfect crema as delicious as those brewed in your favourite café.

Fits every kitchen. And every need. The new Serie 8 appliances are the stand-out choice – but not just because of their superior performance and convenience. They are engineered to perfection and the panel heights and display designs for all Serie 8 products are consistent across the entire range. No matter which built-in appliances or heights you choose, they all fit together in complete harmony.

A new kind of oven needs a new kind of user guide That’s why we created a free companion app for your new Serie 8 oven. It will help you through the set up process and provides a comprehensive guide to its functions and features. It includes top tips and recipes designed especially for Serie 8 and a list of FAQs answered by our product experts.

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Bathroom Solutions Just out and updated showcasing the new Viva range of furniture. There are 17 pages with brand new styles, colour ways, from units to work tops, all encapsulated in this customer friendly brochure. For details on this fantastic range see page 25. As with all our books they can be ordered online at bcg.co.uk/literature or go to our marketing tab where they can be downloaded in PDF format along with many deals and offers.

Kitchen Book

Features our clever discount system

Without a doubt, this comprehensive piece of literature is a customer must have. The Kitchen Book features all the best suppliers, with up to date product ranging and pricing. Brands like Rangemaster, Bosch, Neff and many more adorn countless pages. Our Kitchen Book like our Merchant Book features a clever discount system in the top corner so that you can show this book to your customer, hopefully influencing that all important purchase.

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e-services is easy At bcg our aim is always to deliver unbeatably great service and with our easy e-services it’s just another way we are doing so.

e-services is its open 24/7, so you can log in any time day or night to fit into your working day whenever you need it and with a 5pm cut off on orders for next day delivery, you can rest easy that you’ll get the stock you need when you need it. Our e-services gives you the flexibility to place and manage your orders, track deliveries, download product pricing, view stock availability, see your account status and download your specific account terms. Additionally you can create quotations incorporating your company logo and download your invoices for faster, more efficient working. e-services is open to all registered bcg customers and to show just how easy it is below is a simple step-bystep guide, why not log in today and see for yourself.

STEP-BY-STEP Click SIGN IN TO ACCOUNT

If you aren’t sure about the code you need to search, don’t worry we’ve got that covered! Use the keywords search facility* to find the relevant item. Type in words that describe the product such as manufacturer, colour, model etc and click the search icon. You will be presented with a list of products matching your keywords.

Type in postcode and click Search.

At this point the stock availability and nett price of the item has been ascertained. To order the product click Back to product.

* The keyword search facility only works with internet explorer.

Click on Login

Re-enter the quantity and click Add to basket. Click on a selected product. Once logged in you can access many features including • Checking prices • Checking stock availability • Placing orders (weekday next day delivery cut off 17:00) The above facilities all follow sequentially. It’s a small step from confirming the code, stock availability and price, to ordering the item.

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A small subscreen appears quoting the net price (price you pay after discounts), type in quantity and click Check Stock.

Type in a Job Reference if required and click Order.

You will then be able to chose Delivery, agree to the Terms and Conditions, enter any notes and finally submit the order.

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Heating

We are proud of our comprehensive range of heating products, so whether you’re looking for a new boiler or designer radiators we have the products for you.

Feature PROMO

ULTRACOM BOILERS

GLOW-WORM’S ULTRACOM RANGE OF HIGH EFFICIENCY BOILERS ARE BOTH NATURAL GAS AND LPG COMPATIBLE The latest prices on selected condensing boilers from Glow-Worm’s Ultracom high efficiency ranges.  Save £££s over the replacement ErP model  Stainless steel heat exchanger on Ultracom2 CXI models  Tried and trusted technology  Flue sold separately  5 year warranty

Product Code

Product Name

Promo Price

109273

ULTRACOM2 35 STORE COMBI

£1,023

109251

ULTRACOM2 24 CXI HE COMBI NG

£479

109253

ULTRACOM2 35 CXI HE COMBI NG

£618

109230

ULTRACOM 12 HXI COND BLR + DIG PROG

£401

109234

ULTRACOM 30 HXI COND BLR + DIG PROG

£542

109255

ULTRACOM2 18 SXI HE COND SYS BLR

£431

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INSTALLERS URGED TO CONSIDER SECURITY OF DATA IN CONTROLS Noting a growing concern among homeowners regarding the security of internet-connected products, Martyn Bridges, Director of Marketing and Technical Support at Worcester, Bosch Group, is encouraging heating engineers to remain informed about the way in which controls store information. “The benefits of smart technology are clear; not only does it offer greater convenience for users, it also has the potential to deliver lower utility bills. However, there is sometimes a reluctance among homeowners when it comes to purchasing internet-connected devices for their property due to fears about information being accessed by a third party. “These fears may not be entirely without reason. A recent report by Which? analysed the security of data within a number of heating controls and found that not all devices had successfully encrypted details, such as a person’s postcode or living patterns. This means that, were a homeowner to switch their device to a

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holiday mode, the knowledge that there will be an unattended home could potentially be open to the outside world. “For this reason, Worcester’s Wave smart internet-connected thermostat has been designed to ensure that all data of any type remains within the controller, meaning no information whatsoever enters a publically accessible medium. There is the potential for unsecure information to be stolen from some of the other products on the market, offering clues to would-be burglars. We would urge homeowners and installers to err on the side of caution when it comes to privacy, and carefully read the manufacturers technical specification details.

For more information on Worcester’s Wave smart internetconnected thermostat, visit www.worcester-bosch.co.uk/wave

Martyn Bridges

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CLASSIC. 24

30

HIGH EFFICIENCY COMBINATION BOILERS When fitting an Ideal Classic, quick and easy installation can be achieved thanks to clever time saving features such as push & clip flue turret connections. Complete with domestic hot water temperature controls including a switched preheat function, mechanical built-in timer, the Classic provides reliable control of the home’s heating and hot water performance.

• Exceptional value for money • Quick and easy to install • Mechanical timer in-built as standard • Tried and tested Logic technology (including Grundfos pump) • Free Gas Safe & warranty registration through Installer Connect • SEDBUK (2005) rated 91%

Ideal Boilers PO Box 103, National Avenue Kingston upon Hull East Yorkshire, HU5 4JN

T: 01482 492251 ideal@idealboilers.com WWW.IDEALBOILERS.COM


FREE

An exclusive offer for independent merchants from bcg. Buy four Main Eco Elite Combi/System or Heat Only boilers during July and August 2016 and receive a Free Nest Learning Thermostat†.

5 YEAR EXTENDED WARRANTY*

+

5 YEAR EXTENDED WARRANTY*

+

3 YEAR EXTENDED WARRANTY**

+

3 YEAR EXTENDED WARRANTY**

Main 25 Combi Eco Elite ErP

Main 30 Combi Eco Elite ErP

Main Eco Elite 24 System ErP

Main Eco Elite 28 System ErP

CODE: 129418

CODE: 129419

CODE: 129420

CODE: 129421

Free of charge Nest Generation 2 WORTH £180.00

=

• Programmer and thermostat in one • Operate remotely from mobile, tablet or laptop • Change the room temperature, adjust heating schedule and view energy usage • Auto-Schedule mode recognises your preferred temperatures and programs itself accordingly • Regulates heat to be efficient, displaying the Leaf icon when you’re saving energy • Auto-Away setting automatically reduces the heat when the house is empty

Please speak to your bcg sales representative to claim. † Buy four Main Eco Elite Combi/System or Heat Only boilers during July and August 2016 and receive a Free Nest Learning Thermostat. Main/Nest Promotion is only for the above quoted products. Nest thermostats will be delivered to qualifying customers at the end of the promotional period. Please note that it may take up to 28 days after the promotion to deliver Nest Thermostats. Participation in this promotion should be with employer’s permission. Any tax or national insurance liability is the responsibility of the participant. No cash/credit alternative available. Wolseley reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any time. PROMOTER: Wolseley UK, Harrison Way, Spa Park, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV31 3HH. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that the information included in this document was accurate at the time of printing, we reserve the right to change specifications or prices at any time. We must also point out that goods will be invoiced at prices ruling at the date of dispatch unless otherwise agreed. Images used are for illustration only and are produced within the printing constraints so should NOT be used for matching purposes. E&OE. Contact your ASM or bcg contact centre for participating SKUs and amounts. * 5 year extended warranty on Main 25 and 30 Eco Elite Combi boilers purchased between 1 March 2016 and 31 December 2016. ** 3 year extended warranty on Main 24 and 28 Eco Elite System and Heat boilers purchased between 1 March 2016 and 31 December 2016. Offer subject to registration of the boiler on baxiworks.co.uk or baxi.co.uk/warranty. Terms and Conditions apply. Offer applies to trade only.


Bathrooms

bcg offers a complete range of bathroom and showering products, allowing you to offer your customers design and flair with the help of the industry’s leading manufacturers.

Feature PROMO

JUMP & VISION SHOWERS

D90813

D00893

bcg Product Code

Product Name

Promo Price

D90813

MIRA JUMP MULTI-FIT 8.5KW

£77.88

D90814

MIRA JUMP MULTI-FIT 9.5KW

£78.76

D90815

MIRA JUMP MULTI-FIT 10.8KW

£84.48

D00893

MIRA VISION DUAL HP/COMBI MIXER CEILING

£429.00

D00894

MIRA VISION DUAL PUMPED MIXER CEILING FE

£457.05

D00895

MIRA VISION DUAL HP/COMBI MIXER REAR FED

£415.25

D00896

MIRA VISION DUAL PUMPED MIXER REAR FED

£443.30


Introducing the new Viva furniture collection Exclusive to

White & White Gloss Finish

Style – White Gloss Finish

Washbasin Unit

WC Toilet Unit

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Our Bathroom Solutions brochure is available online for you to view and whilst there you can also order your own copy. Visit brochures.bcg.co.uk

Drift Finish Open Shelf Base Unit

And as part of our promise to be unbeatably great, we are able to deliver our Viva furniture within 48 hours.

Natural Oak Finish

Cashmere Finish

Ivory/Earl Grey Finish

Double Wall Unit

Toilet Roll Unit

Basin Unit

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Our new Viva collection features modern, elegant and classic styles that give any bathroom or ensuite a sophisticated look.

Largest stock of brands

Modular

Vanity

400mm F/S Cloakroom Unit

Sense Full Height WC Unit

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NEW RANGES FROM IDEAL STANDARD

Concept Air

Tesi

WHEN LIGHTNESS DESIGNS SPACE

MODERN BY NATURE

Concept Air breathes an uplifting sense of

Tesi’s accessible quality and versatility make it

lightness into any space. While supremely

easy to assemble a beautifully co-ordinated

delicate in form, Concept Air is, above all,

bathroom. Its soft geometric lines, along

robust and functional - performing brilliantly

with our innovative AquaBlade® flushing

in the modern bathroom.

technology, turn a bathroom into a modern and enjoyable space.

NOW AVAILABLE

ASK YOUR ASM TODAY.


CLASSIC WITH A TWIST

IDEAL STANDARD LAUNCHES NEW TESI COLLECTION

New collection, Tesi, a wonderful example of supremely functional form, exhibiting exquisite beauty Ideal Standard, leading provider of innovative and design-driven bathroom solutions, has blended form with function to create Tesi, a collection of bathroom ceramics, baths and fittings which when combined, create a versatile and affordable bathroom range. Tesi is a cross category solution, with affordable options which work perfectly in family cloakrooms and en-suites alike. Slender, elegant and agile, it’s precisely adapted to suit environment and lifestyle needs, performing effortlessly in every role and never failing to achieve perfect balance. Ease of maintenance is apparent across all elements of the collection’s design. Hidden back to wall fixations create a clean and luxurious look, and as all toilet bowls are fitted with AquaBlade flushing technology which washes the inner surface, superior hygiene is key.

“Tesi delivers the perfect combination of functionality, affordability and beautiful aesthetics. The collection uses contemporary shapes to update a design classic, creating a range of products which can be used to build a bathroom unique to its owner.” “This new collection is also the first from Ideal Standard’s Essentials Collection to feature revolutionary AquaBlade technology as standard. “Any element of this collection can be coupled with other suites for an individual final result that provides the perfect hit of classic with a twist.” Robin Levien, Ideal Standard International designer

The biggest stock profile, available to order next day through our Customer Support Centre

Even the toilet seats, a detail often easy to overlook, have been crafted with the customer in mind as a soft close option featuring a quick release take of mechanism makes cleaning hassle free. The five basin options, both available with a choice of full and semi pedestals, come in 45cm, 50cm, 55cm and 60cm. Meaning that scaling down for smaller rooms and cloakroom conversions is not a problem. There is also a 55cm semicountertop option for those wanting to install furniture. The range of Tempo furniture brings smart discreet storage to busy bathrooms and integrates seamlessly with Tesi ceramics. With a comprehensive range of units, there is a configuration to fit any room layout. Neutral, yet unquestionably contemporary, the Sandy Grey and Gloss White finish complement Tesi’s sleek contours. Soft close doors and drawers bring a satisfying sense of effortlessness to the whole experience. The range has also recently expanded with the launch of new Tesi brassware fittings. Designed by Artefact, the new slim fittings have clean geometric lines, combining angular and soft round shapes that complement Tesi ceramics, but also with the versatility to be mixed with other ceramics and bathing ranges within the Ideal Standard portfolio. There are four basin mixers: tall, mini, standard or built-in. All are wonderfully slim in design and feature a ceramic disc cartridge to control the flow and temperature of water with impeccable precision. There’s also Tesi baths with flat, linear edges and bold semi-circular back rests, offering a geometric form that sit harmoniously within many bathroom ranges. Available in 160cm x 70cm and 170cm x 70cm. There is also a watersaving option with lowered overflow, enabling water restriction to 139 litres.

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GROHE redefining the electric shower experience TESTED AND APPROVED BY THE GOOD HOUSEKEEPING INSTITUTE GROHE brings its global expertise and renowned showering experience to Electric Showers.

be sure of hot water, even if your boiler breaks down. It also saves energy as you only heat the water on demand.

GROHE, a world leader in delivering luxury showering solutions, is taking the electric shower experience to the next level with the introduction of the new GROHE Tempesta 100 electric shower range.

Now you have the option to choose an electric shower, but still enjoy a luxurious experience. This experience is ensured through the application of our unique German innovations, which deliver the sensation of a more powerful and evenly dispersed water flow.

Electric showers are the ideal choice for consumers who don’t have stored hot water or have only limited supplies of hot water. Only mains cold water is required, which the electric shower heats on demand. This means you can shower anytime and

With our simple, intuitive, precise controls and the luxury of having your last used setting ready for you, GROHE Electric Showers bring new meaning

to ease of use and convenience. For a sense of sheer indulgence the range features our precision engineered GROHE DreamSpray® technology which offers a luxuriously revitalising flow and a choice of three spray patterns to suit your mood. With our new range we aim to change your perception of the electric showering experience. GROHE quality is at the heart of everything we do. The application of our core technologies to the electric shower range has allowed us to set a new standard for quality.

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING INSTITUTE APPROVED The GROHE Tempesta 100 Electric shower has been rigorously tested by the Good Housekeeping Institute and is the first shower to be accredited with the Good Housekeeping Institute Approved endorsement. Wherever you see the Good Housekeeping Approved logo you can be sure the product has passed the strict consumer Quality Assessment Test devised by the experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute. The showers were installed in consumers’ homes for testing and measured on performance, ease of use and design. A Good Housekeeping Institute Expert commented ‘The GROHE Tempesta 100 electric shower’s controls are intuitive, very easy to use and responsive and the three spray patterns are distinctive and flow is powerful and invigorating’ and thus leading to the product being accredited with the prestigious Good Housekeeping Institute Approved endorsement.

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Mira broadens the Safe spectrum with new colour choices In response to consumer and commercial sector design demands, Mira Showers –the UK’s leading manufacturer of showering products and accessories – has introduced a selection of contemporary colour choices to its popular Flight Safe range of anti-slip shower trays.

Aimed at boutique and premium hotels, discerning yet vulnerable home-owners and on-trend retail showrooms; Flight Safe now combines showering safety confidence with understated, subtle design in its new colours of Titanium Grey, Taupe & Anthracite Grey – as well as classic white. The colours are offered in nine of the best-selling square, rectangle and quadrant sizes. Beyond style, Flight Safe is also ideal for creating a ‘minimalist ‘wet room’ look, without the associated installation hassles, being just 40mm high as opposed to the standard tray height of 90mm. KEY FEATURES  Mira Safe anti-slip surface  Easy to clean – tested extensively  BioCote® anti-bacterial technology  Optional riser kits  Optional up-stand variants  Self-clean vortex waste

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Kitchens

Whether you’re looking to stock a new kitchen, new appliances or a new sink and tap, bcg has the leading kitchen brands with all the products you need, available next day.

Feature PROMO

BIG SAVINGS FROM NEFF Speak to your ASM for more big savings Product Code

Product Name

Trade Price

Promo Price

SAVING £30.33

G71042

FRIDGE

£307.72

£277.39

G71043

FREEZER

£329.15

£296.44

£32.71

G71484

MICROWAVE

£294.86

£238.10

£56.76

G71616

GAS HOB

£205.72

£160.72

£45.00

Terms and Conditions: Offer valid 1st July - 31st August 2016.

G71043

G71042

G71484

G71616


New from Rangemaster Rangemaster introduces the new Scoria and Andesite families to its range of premium Igneous sinks. The new range offers fresh and contemporary design that features on-trend geometric bowls and bold straight lines.

Detail of the Andesite 150 in Ash

The Scoria is available in two models; a generous single bowl sink with a main bowl measuring 480mm x 440mm, and a 1½ bowl version which has a main bowl measuring 345mm x 440mm alongside a second bowl of 155mm x 295mm. Both models measure 500mm x 1,000mm overall and are fully reversible. The Igneous material is created from a special blend of 80% quartz and high grade acrylic, which sets extraordinary standards in practicality, aesthetics and tactile surface feel. This specialised premium material also provides a robust yet natural texture, and has Antibac technology to reduce bacterial growth by 95% Sinks in the new Scoria family are available in three exclusive colours. ‘Ash’ provides a stunning and luxurious finish inspired by granite, while ‘Crystal White’ offers a gleaming surface and ‘Stone’ references rich earthy tones. Andesite is a premium entry level design featuring a simple, sleek drainer pattern and large geometric bowls. Attractive circular wastes and overflows, bold contemporary lines and low radius corners combine to make Andesite a stunning design for the trend-conscious home. The completely new Andesite sink is available in single and 1½ bowl reversible models to provide customers with a choice of configuration. The single bowl option offers excellent practicality with a generous 480mm x 430mm main bowl – perfect for busy kitchens. The 1½ bowl unit boasts a main bowl measuring 345mm x 430mm and a secondary bowl which is just under half the width at 155mm. These new sink families perfectly showcase Rangemaster Sink & Taps’ vision of functionality meets design. Plus, as standard, all sinks are supplied with Rangemaster’s 25-year Igneous warranty.

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Rangemaster also announces the introduction of the Rustic ceramic family. The new Rustic models replace the Rustique sink family and bring with it several design and specification improvements to the product and pack. Manufactured using Fire-clay ceramic, the series is available in a single bowl and 1.5 bowl models, both sinks being reversible. The Rustic 1.0 sink has a large, deep bowl size, ideal for use during cooking with larger pans. The Rustic 1.5 sink has a main bowl size of 390 x 360 x 198mm and a second bowl of 147 x 260 x 120mn which will give the consumer flexibility of utilising two bowls whilst cleaning or preparing food. “The new models offer home owners an even wider choice in sinks and taps,” says Andrew Eley, Product Manager at Rangemaster Sinks and Taps. “The styling of the igneous range and practicality of the rustic are sure to make them popular choices that will appeal to end users looking for a stylish addition to their kitchen. Both are another example of how Rangemaster strives to meet customer demand and market trends. The ranges complement a wide variety of tap designs.”

Scoria sink in stone (above) and Andesite shown in Crystal White (right).

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Premium products for premium designers

Premiering now in the Special Edition Evolution 250 food waste disposer The top of the range model from the world’s leading manufacturer. With exclusive black trim, a choice of three air switch colours, a stainless steel cover and extended 8 year warranty.

Exclusively designed for YOUR kitchen


Showroom Collection Special Edition 3N1 steaming hot water tap Our best-selling tap dispensing hot, cold and up to 98°C steaming hot water. The L shape has a premium satin black finish, while the J shape is available in chrome or brushed steel.

n showroom. Express your interest now.


Consumables

bcg stocks a huge range of consumables for product areas including water treatment, heating pumps, TRVs, programmers and thermostats, bathroom products, pipes, connectors, traps and fittings to name but a few.

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WIN a holiday of a lifetime worth £15,000

Buy a coil of ultra flexible, easy to handle JG Layflat® pipe and your customer could win a £15,000 travel voucher to spend on the holiday of their dreams! Just like Layflat pipe, the prize is so flexible you can tailor it to suit you. Whether it’s a sunny family break to Florida, a touch of the exotic in a tropical paradise somewhere in the Caribbean, or an epic adventure involving the Great Wall of China… the choice is yours! OR if you prefer, you can spend the voucher on multiple mini trips over the next 24 months. ‘ain’t no Pipe Dream…’ runs for a staggering 24 weeks from 4th April 2016 to 26th September 2016. Don’t forget to check out the fortnightly prize draw, too!


Today besides the popular UPS2 15-50/60 and the ALPHA2L and ALPHA2 choices, there are also larger options available. This includes the latest additions to the UPS2 circulator family of British built pumps the UPS2 25-80 and 32-80. These pumps have been specially designed to augment the current domestic range and provide the market with 8-metre options for those larger domestic and small commercial projects. They also offer a number of benefits such as delivering enhanced efficiency, while the dimensions will ensure a straightforward replacement with older UPS pump generations. The circulators have new more powerful motors and improved hydraulics which makes them perfect for use in a range of large domestic and small commercial applications as they can deal with a flow rate of 5.7 m3/h and a system pressure up to 10 bar.

BIGGER

CHOICES The pump circulator market has been through dramatic changes in recent years, driven by a combination of product innovation and legislative changes. To help customers to make the right choice regardless of their circulator requirements Grundfos Pumps now offer a range of options that will meet any demand – big or small - that may be needed.

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One of the main benefits of today’s new generation pumps is that they save significant amounts of energy and Grundfos have been at the forefront of these developments. Something that is clear from the MAGNA3 and MAGNA1 product ranges - that come complete with electronically controlled motors that are based on permanent magnet (PM) and compact stator technology. When Grundfos Pumps introduced the updated MAGNA3 range of commercial circulators in 2012 the family was quickly recognised as offering exemplary energy efficiency. The new generation of state-of-the-art circulator pumps built on the excellent reputation that MAGNA established when it was introduced in 2001. Today the MAGNA3 range continues to evolve and recent engineering improvements ensure it continues to hold its leading edge position. With over 16 million electronically controlled Grundfos circulators now installed globally that are all contributing to delivering greater efficiencies, choosing a Grundfos option – whether it is big or small makes perfect sense. As with so much attention to detail, these families of circulators offer an important step forward in pump engineering.

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NEW TRADE

Our Kitchen Solutions range is only while stocks last!

PRICING

Order today to avoid missing out on Great Deals. G87395

G37458 G80497

G88136

Product Code

Product Name

Trade Price

Promo Price

SAVING

G37458

SINGLE OVEN

£264.96

£217.86

£47.00

G87395

INDUCTION HOB

£342.86

£261.91

£80.95

G80486

CHIMNEY HOOD

£242.58

£201.20

£41.38

G88136

FRIDGE FREEZER

£407.15

£369.06

£38.10

G80497

WASHER

£529.74

£451.20

£78.54 G80486

SPEAK TO YOUR ASM TODAY FOR GREAT DEALS…

SAVANNA

JUMP & VISION SHOWERS

ALWAYS IN STOCK AND AT THE BEST PRICE CALL YOUR ASM TODAY

VEGA 8.5KW ELECTRIC SHOWER

D90813

£45 Knowledgeable staff

Product Name

Promo Price

D90813

MIRA JUMP MULTI-FIT 8.5KW

£77.88

D90814

MIRA JUMP MULTI-FIT 9.5KW

£78.76

D90815

MIRA JUMP MULTI-FIT 10.8KW

£84.48

D00893

MIRA VISION DUAL HP/COMBI MIXER CEILING

£429.00

D00894

MIRA VISION DUAL PUMPED MIXER CEILING FE

£457.05

D00895

MIRA VISION DUAL HP/COMBI MIXER REAR FED

£415.25

D00896

MIRA VISION DUAL PUMPED MIXER REAR FED

£443.30

D00893

D79236

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BEST BUYS Spend £500 on Polypipe in a single transaction between 1st July and 31st August 2016 to collect your FREE SUMMER CYCLING JERSEY

MASSIVE STOCK HOLDING WIDE RANGE

Our new Viva collection is now available from Bathroom Solutions range. Visit bcg.co.uk to view online or order your brochure today.

ULTRACOM AND FLEXICOM

MANCO CYLINDERS Product Code 157404

Product Name

Promo Price

900X400 IND DIRECT 96L PTL1B

£97.00

157405

900X450 IND DIRECT 117L PTL1B

£95.00

157406

1050X400 IND DIRECT 114L PTL1B

£97.00

157407

1050X450 IND DIRECT 140L PTL1B

£97.00

157408

1100X450 IND DIRECT 116L PTL1B

£119.00

‘Blue Flame’ boilers available from bcg.

The latest prices on selected condensing boilers from two of Glow-Worm’s high efficiency ranges.

SPEAK TO YOUR ASM TODAY FOR GREAT DEALS

Speak to us today.

bcg Product Code

Product Name

New Sales Price

108052

FLEXICOM 24CX HE COMBI BLR NG

£399.00

108053

FLEXICOM 30CX HE COMBI BLR NG

£463.00

108068

FLEXICOM 18HX HE HEAT ONLY BLR

£399.00

109273

ULTRACOM2 35 STORE COMBI

£1,023.00

109251

ULTRACOM2 24 CXI HE COMBI NG

£479.00

109253

ULTRACOM2 35 CXI HE COMBI NG

£618.00

109230

ULTRACOM 12 HXI COND BLR + DIG PROG

£401.00

109234

ULTRACOM 30 HXI COND BLR + DIG PROG

£542.00

109255

ULTRACOM2 18 SXI HE COND SYS BLR

£431.00

Terms and Conditions: Promotion only available to proprietors/owners who receive this communication. Trade only: Participants must be aged 18 and over and UK residents and hold an account. The promotional period starts 1st July 2016 and ends 30th September 2016 unless stated otherwise. Participation in this promotion should be with employer’s permission. Any tax or national insurance liability is the responsibility of the participant. Your account must be up to date to qualify for any promotions in accordance with bcg terms of trading. Qualifying purchases do not include goods returned; bcg reserves the right to deduct the value of credit from your account if goods are returned after the credit is issued. No cash/credit alternative available. Wolseley reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any time. PROMOTER: Wolseley UK, Harrison Way, Spa Park, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV31 3HH. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that the information included in this document was accurate at the time of printing, we reserve the right to change specifications or prices at any time. We must also point out that goods will be invoiced at prices ruling at the date of dispatch unless otherwise agreed. Images used are for illustration only and are produced within the printing constraints so should NOT be used for matching purposes. E&OE. Contact your ASM or bcg contact centre for participating SKUs. Glowworm offer while stock last and Bosch and Neff offer valid till 31st August 2016.

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Focused on service Our regional sales teams ensure you receive the best customer service.

Jonathan Eyre Sales Director

07801 683 670 Jonathan.Eyre@wolseley.co.uk

Allan Nutter Business Improvement Director

07545 921 035 Allan.Nutter@wolseley.co.uk

Dave Harding Regional Sales Manager (North)

07713 386686 Dave.Harding2@wolseley.co.uk

Dan Banks Regional Sales Manager (South)

07894 489 173 Dan.Banks@wolseley.co.uk

Kirsty Hill 07834 158 285 Kirsty.Hill@wolseley.co.uk

HS, AB, DD, DG, EH, FK, G, IV, KA, KW, KY, ML, PA, PH, TD, BT

Keith Gover 07912 595 478 Keith.Gover@wolseley.co.uk

NE, CA, DH, DL, TS, LA, HG, SR

Tim Green 07714 361 619 Tim.Green@wolseley.co.uk

YO, BD, LS, HU, WF, BB, PR, FY

Joe Yeardley 07834 618 420 Joe.Yeardley@wolseley.co.uk

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