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kitchen &bathroom august 2013
ANNUAL PRODUCT GUIDE
Spaghetti is not THE BESTthing
italians make in the
KITCHEN Italian kitchens are born of creative mastery and artistic ingenuity. They take genuine handcrafting and the pursuit of beauty to new heights in the ultimate expression of a culture of taste and quality. Made in Italy culture means not being satisďŹ ed with just being different. It means demanding the absolute best.
Italian Trade Commission - London Trade Promotion Section of the Italian Embassy
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Cover: Reginox's new PITT counter-top cooking solution is destined to appeal to high-end customers seeking the very latest kitchen trend. Featuring professional-grade burners that can be seamlessly fitted onto the worksurface wherever desired, PITT enables customers to design the cooking area to suit their own requirements. Simple to use and easy to clean, PITT will suit contemporary and classic style kitchens alike. 01260 280033 www.reginox.co.uk
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CONTENTS KITCHENS 3.
SINKS AND TAPS
11. DOORS AND COMPONENTS 24. SURFACES 27. COMPLETE KITCHENS BATHROOMS 32. BATHROOM FURNITURE 34. COMPLETE BATHROOMS 38. ACCESSIBLE BATHROOMS 40. BRASSWARE 41. SHOWERING 46. STOP PRESS 48. CLASSIFIED DIRECTORY
02 - KITCHEN HEADER
03 - ZANUSSI
T The Zanussi Quadro® range offers a fantastic range of easy to use, stylish appliances that co-ordinate beautifully.
SECOND GENERATION BUILT IN QUADRO® APPLIANCES
Shown left is the top of the range ZOD35702XK double cavity oven, offering space for baking and grilling at the same time.
he second generation of awardwinning Zanussi Quadro® builtin appliances is designed for people who would rather spend time with family and friends than doing chore. The Quadro® range offers a simple geometric style with easy to use controls that look good and work beautifully. The range includes a wide choice of built in and built under single, double and compact ovens featuring the Quadro® design and extra large cavities. Matching cooker hoods and a wide selection of gas, electric, induction and domino hobs give customers the ultimate in choice. The ovens include pyrolytic models. All have impressive energy ratings. The Zanussi built in dishwasher range offers excellent value. There is a wide choice of large capacity models with good sell up opportunities. In laundry new washing machines and dryers are larger and more efficient than ever before. The energy efficient Zanussi built-in cooling range offers plenty of customer choice plus sell up potential for the retailer.
The fully integrated Zanussi ZDT15002FA AAA dishwasher has simplified controls, menus and programs for quick and easy operation.
The ZE16640XBA 60cm four zone induction hob works quickly and is very easy to control. This is just one of many hobs available from Zanussi.
Built-in Trade Sales
08445 610561 Freestanding Trade Sales
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04 - AEG
n outstanding product range makes AEG one of the most aspirational kitchen appliance brands on the market. Key points of the Neue Kollektion are premium design, high end range coverage and differentiation through real, value added features. Since its foundation in 1887, AEG has pioneered advanced electrical engineering combined with German design flair and precision. “The Neue Kollektion has been created for people who not only demand superior performance but who enjoy the process and expression of precision,” says Hans Strohmeier, AEG’s Senior Design Manager. “The range combines a strong functional aspect with consistently appealing, simple design.”
The AEG Neue Kollektion is one of the most important and inspiring appliance ranges ever designed for the kitchen. The range includes a wide choice of advanced ovens as well as sophisticated gas and electric hobs - including the award winning AEG MaxiSense induction hob, stunning statement hoods, designer cooling and super quiet, super efficient dishwashers and washing machines.
Stunning designs and precise cooling and freezing are the hallmark of this range of built in and side by side fridge freezers. Top models feature LCD touch sensitive controls and LED lighting. Sophisticated cooling features such as AEG’s ProFresh keep fresh food fresher longer.
The AEG ProClean range of dishwashers has been designed for real life wash loads and will take larger than normal plates. The dishwashers are so quiet in operation a Time Beam has been added to shine down on to the floor to show when washing is complete.
Built-in Trade Sales
08445 610561 Freestanding Trade Sales
08445 610610 www.aeg.co.uk
The MaxiKlasse oven range includes PyroLuxe intelligent ovens, steam ovens and multifunction ovens, all with features that provide a clear advantage. Highlights include an extra large 74-litre capacity in an oven that fits into a standard housing.
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05 - BELLING
Belling Design • Sebastian Conran
The Belling Design • Sebastian Conran collection, stays true to Conran’s ethos, embodying aspirational design with clean lines, classic colours and metallic accents. All appliances come in five colourways to create a co-ordinated look in the kitchen: Duck Egg Blue, Pastel Green, Icy Brook White, Anthracite, and Aluminum.
The collection offers a choice of two builtin ovens: the SCBI60FP, a 60cm built-in electric single fanned oven and the 90cm SCBI90FP double oven. Both models are A rated for energy efficiency and come with easy-to-handle shelf strips featuring Belling Design • Sebastian Conran branding.
The SCGHU70GC model is a 70cm gas hob with cast iron supports featuring five gas burners. The unique pan supports have been designed to allow the smooth transition of heavy pans around the hob surface.
fter a year of celebrations to mark its 100th birthday, Belling has embarked on its second century with a refreshed look to reflect its place at the heart of British cooking. As a renowned family brand, Belling has built a reputation on producing innovative yet affordable family-friendly appliances with massmarket appeal and, after 100 years in business, has played an important role in the lives of four generations of British cooks. Now with new collections and enhanced product ranges, Belling is looking to nurture the next generation putting its appliances ‘Behind Every Great Meal’. Belling recently unveiled a striking new collection designed by Sebastian Conran, embodying traditional British manufactured quality, alongside modern design. The new Belling Design • Sebastian Conran collection includes two oven sizes, a choice of gas or induction hobs and stylish yet functional hoods. Belling’s highly popular 50cm freestanding collection has also grown significantly in 2013 with the addition of new A-rated electric cookers with sealed plate hobs, new gas cookers and AA rated ceramic cookers. The new suite of freestanding cookers has also been an exciting development. Fanned Gas Technology delivers improved cooking performance and perfect baking results by combining a conventional gas oven with an electric fan to distribute air through vents and creating an even temperate throughout the oven. Belling is proud to be part of Glen Dimplex Home Appliances, the only manufacturer that builds freestanding cookers, built-in ovens and hobs, and range cookers right here in the UK. The brand’s first class customer service has seen it win the Total Excellence Quality Customer Care award for the fourth time and is proud to employ more than 130 UK Belling experts and a talented team of 200 skilled engineers.
The FSG55TCF is a 55cm twin cavity cooker with fanned gas oven and electric grill. It features a four-burner gas hob, including a large 4kW wok burner, cast iron pan supports, push button ignition and lid. The main oven has a usable cooking capacity of 69 litres and features a side-opening glass door for ease of access.
0844 248 4149 www.belling.co.uk KITCHEN AND BATHROOM JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2013 • 5
06 - ELECTROLUX
Introducing Electrolux Inspiration Range Precision control and speed are musts for any professional chef and new induction hobs from Electrolux offer both these advantages. The InfinitePure induction hob is the world’s first backlit model, making a dramatic centrepiece for any kitchen. This hob does not have traditional zones and its intelligent, intuitive controls ensure precise, professional results every time.
lectrolux is the leading supplier to professional kitchens and laundries in Europe and provides equipment for around 50 percent of Europe’s Michelin starred restaurants. With 90 years of professional expertise, no other manufacturer is better placed to develop a range of domestic appliances with features and functions inspired by the needs of professional chefs and adapted for the consumer. The Electrolux Inspiration range is the perfect choice for consumers who want to be creative and to express themselves. Thanks to the thoughtful design and professional expertise applied during the creation of the range, Inspiration appliances, whether for cooking, cleaning, entertaining or laundry will deliver outstanding results. Clean, architectural lines and authentic materials were chosen to make the appliances distinctive yet adaptable to different kitchen designs. Simplified graphics, premium white LED touch screens, black glass, brushed stainless steel, a new handle and a velvet closing door give the ovens a premium look and a high quality fit, feel and finish.
Developed for professionals, now adapted for you
COLOUR COLLECTION Glossy red, chocolate brown, and lime green fridge freezers from Electrolux feature TwinTech single compressor technology for high performance cooling, frost free freezing and optimal humidity in the fridge section. The fridges have touch sensitive LCD displays for temperature and function setting.
Built-in Trade Sales
08445 610561 Freestanding Trade Sales
08445 610610 www.electrolux.co.uk
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STEAM COOKING Professional results are easier to achieve at home with the new super large 72-litre CombiSteam Deluxe oven from Electrolux. Directly inspired by working with top chefs, who regularly combine steam with conventional heat to get the best results from their ingredients, Electrolux invented the technology of steam plus hot air cooking and have now taken it into the domestic kitchen. The EOB8741AOX oven offers all of the features expected of a top of the range multifunction model plus three steam cycles that use different combinations of steam and hot air providing unparalleled versatility. CrispSteam with 25 percent steam, SoftSteam 50 percent steam and PureSteam 100 percent steam.
07 - ASTRACAST
sinks & taps VANTAGE SIO With a striking combination of glossy black glass and brushed stainless steel, Vantage Sio’s ultra-modern aesthetics create a dramatic focal point in any contemporary kitchen. The glass panels conceal the sink when it is not in use to form a completely streamlined appearance that blends seamlessly with the worktop.
stablished almost thirty years ago, Astracast offers a selection of composite, stainless steel and ceramic sinks that cater for all kitchen styles. Ranging from traditional farmhouse styles to ultra-modern designs, each ‘Studio Collection’ sink is manufactured to the highest standard and boasts a lifetime guarantee. As the style of a sink has evolved, so has its role in the kitchen. Once a neglected necessity, it is now an attractive focal point that contributes to the overall aesthetics of a kitchen. With its prominent position in the kitchen here to stay, Astracast is constantly experimenting with new materials and techniques. No longer is ceramic associated solely with Belfast and Butler designs, but also with contemporary models. Materials such as glass and stainless steel have been combined to create a contemporary, designer sink that blends effortlessly with stone and granite worktops and modern high gloss cabinets. But the humble sink’s transformation doesn’t stop there – it is now a multifunctional product. Acting as a complete workstation, chopping boards and colanders are available in selected Astracast ranges, creating more work surface and user flexibility. From sinks with subtle styling, to those that make a statement, the Astracast range has something to complement any kitchen design.
EQUINOX: Astracast has introduced the Equinox sink in a new satin black finish. Individually handcrafted from fireclay, Equinox is ideal for both contemporary and traditional environments.
EXTRA LARGE ONYX Featuring a beautifully crafted extra capacity bowl that caters for even the largest items of cookware, the latest addition to the Onyx range is perfect for pots and pans that are too bulky to fit in the dishwasher.
RAZOR: Manufactured from Astracast’s highly durable ROK® Composite material, Razor is available in two different finishes; Volcano Black ROK® Metallic and Sahara Beige ROK® Granite.
OCEAN: Astracast’s Ocean sink is manufactured from 18/10 stainless steel and is characterised by a wave design drainer. This unique feature is not only a striking focal point, but is functional too as it efficiently channels water to ensure surfaces remain dry.
01274 475179 www.astracast.com
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A TOUCH OF LUXURY The new Midas sink range from Franke provides all the practicality of an inset sink whilst giving the uninterrupted lines of an undermount. This precision engineered sink with its Slim-Top edge profile has the flexibility to be fitted into any worktop, including laminate, whilst the integrated tap ledge incorporates a standard tap hole making installation even easier.
09 - BLANCO
Bold and beautiful, the BlancoModex M60 is the new overmount modular sink from Blanco. In hard wearing and stylish Silgranit® Puradur® II, Blanco’s own super-practical coloured sink material, the BlancoModex M60 combines real strength of design character with eminently practical features. Available in 10 Silgranit colours, the 1100mm-long sink has been designed for installation directly over a kitchen base unit. Accessories include a wooden chopping board which slides right across the sink and an optional stainless steel colander.
sinks & taps
NEW BLANCOMODEX M60 OVERMOUNT MODULAR SINK
I F FLAT-EDGE FOR BLANCOMEDIAN 6S
The tall, elegant BlancoCulina-S is notable for its design details, particularly the magnetic hose cradle. A magnet instantly releases the splashfree spray hose - and secures it again when not required. A touch button changes the flow to a spray and back, and the tap spout has an extrawide rotation arc, creating a number of installation possibilities, including between undermount bowls. Available in chrome for high-pressure water systems.
lanco UK is one of a world-wide network of daughter companies of Blanco Germany, with an impressive showroom and distribution centre in Radlett. It is dedicated to offering first-class service, with fast, reliable delivery throughout the UK in its own fleet of vehicles.
Blanco offers a wide selection of I F flat-edge sinks in premium quality 18/10 stainless steel. The introduction by Blanco of the I F flat edge has been a major development for stainless steel sinks; the 1mm profile sits almost flush with the worksurface, creating a sleek, streamlined effect, and the low profile edge offers genuine hygiene benefits, with no potential ‘grime trap’ around the sink edges. Its generous main bowl and smaller bowl for rinsing, draining and defrosting make this a practical addition to any kitchen.
BLANCO BY GUTMANN SILLA
BLANCOCULINA-S The Blanco by Gutmann Silla features a stateof-the-art design for external, internal or recirculating extraction options. Hand-made, with no rivets or bolts, the tower unit in high quality stainless steel has an edgeless body, superbly framing an illuminated glass central panel, which lights up the whole chimney. LED lighting is used for the filter panels, and an innovative option to removing the filters retains the perfect line. Air movement is a high 1200 cu3/ph for the internal and recirculating models, higher still with an external motor.
NEW BLANCO HOT
The new, all-in-one instant ‘boiling’ water tap offers all the benefits of a regular mixer tap plus instant ‘boiling’ water on demand. With a 5-litre capacity boiler, which is located in the sink base unit, it supplies sufficient water for the average family, with quick recovery. Separate controls on the spout offer controllable temperature between 64-98ºC, whilst the tap’s ergonomic design offers a high long-reach spout and 35mm tap hole for easy fitting. Unique safety features have also been designed. When using boiling water, the ‘Hotlock’ system allows both hands to be free, whilst the patented ‘Comfortflow’ cascade regulator helps to prevent splashing. Its insulated ‘Coolgrip’ outlet also remains cool even when the tap is providing a stream of hot water.
01923 635200 www.blanco.co.uk
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10 - REGINOX
sinks & taps Reginox’s new Nebraska sink is aimed at the mid-market customer seeking outstanding value for money. This practical 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink is ideal for installation in either the kitchen or utility room, where it can be neatly undermounted into a 600mm base unit. Nebraska has the added advantage of being reversible to suit customer preference and overall kitchen design and can be complemented by any tap of the homeowner’s choice.
013 is proving to be an exciting year for Reginox UK. Despite the current economic climate, sales in 2012 were up by more than 30% on the previous year, which has given the company the confidence to invest in extensive new product development. A stream of new products has already been launched this year, which in addition to new sinks and taps, includes diversifying the Reginox offer to also include the unique PITT cooking system and the innovative Manhattan kitchen accessory workstation. A brand new range of steel splashbacks, as well as more new sink and tap introductions, is set to follow before the end of the year. The product diversifications form just one element of an ambitious growth strategy for the company across 2013-14. Reginox is well established as one of the UK’s foremost sink manufacturers and has been supplying the KBB retail and distributor sectors with outstanding designs for over 10 years. With a fantastic range, that includes in excess of 150 different sink models, including stainless steel, ceramic and granite options; an extensive selection of taps; contemporary waste disposals and a full range of practical and functional accessories, Reginox is well positioned to provide the total wet area solution.
Reginox’s new Manhattan is an innovative accessory storage workstation designed to perfectly complement modern kitchen design. Offering supreme functionality combined with contemporary styling, it can be tailored according to the requirements of the homeowner. Stainless steel troughs can be accessorised to fit modules including a wooden cutting board set, full stainless steel knife set, oil or wine bottle holders, food prep containers, glass drainer, colander and soap dispenser modules. Suitable for insetting or integrating into the worksurface, Manhattan’s troughs are available in three sizes to fit two, three or four modules respectively.
The new Centurio series of stainless steel sinks offers simple but stylish design and is ideal for homeowners seeking a quality sink for insetting into a non-solid worksurface. All sinks in the Centurio range feature a luxurious, highly polished finish that provides a strikingly consistent and flawless appearance. Chamfered edges that roll beautifully onto the worksurface, combined with a linear-style draining board, offer a contemporary look, whilst a deep 180mm bowl ensures plenty of space for washing up. Centurio comes in five different sizes and combinations and is available with a range of accessories.
01260 280333 www.reginox.co.uk 10 • KITCHEN AND BATHROOM JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2013
PITT by Reginox is a brand new cooking sensation that is destined to appeal to high-end customers seeking the very latest kitchen trend. It features professional-standard powerful burners that can be positioned on the worksurface wherever desired, ensuring there is always enough space for even the largest pans, and enabling the homeowner to design their own cooking area.
11 - BA DOORS
M The innovative tongue and groove ClicBox by BA was unveiled at KBB London 2013.
Instead of two or three fixing points, the entire edge of each panel creates an invisible locking joint.
Faster. Easier. Stronger. ClicBox by BA beats conventional flat-pack cabinet making on all three counts.
Cabinet assembly in 5 easy steps
aking its debut at the recent KBB London show, ClicBox by BA is a revolutionary 100% tool-less kitchen cabinet that is five times quicker to construct than its flat pack equivalent. Originally stemming from the award winning patented Uniclic® system, which enables floorboards to be installed without the use of glue, the ClicBox has radically simplified the assembly of kitchen furniture. Available to order from BA in three colours from July, the innovative ClicBox system allows furniture panels to be clicked together and fixed at an angle of 90 degrees without the need for any tools. The cabinet’s strength isn’t comprised by the simplistic design. The groundbreaking system provides more strength and more stability than is possible with a standard cabinet because, instead of two or three fixing points, the entire edge of each panel creates an invisible locking joint. David Caulfield, Sales and Marketing Director of BA Components, adds, “The ClicBox cabinets are significantly stronger than those constructed using a traditional cam and dowel system and considerably faster.” Once assembled, there are no visible fittings and each cabinet features a smart drilling pattern to suit a wide range of fitting suppliers, including Hettich, Blum and Indaux. Adjustable legs, centre posts and wall fixing brackets are also provided, which can also be fitted without the need of tools. 18mm thick melamine panels, with 8mm solid backs and 1mm ABS on leading edges provide the cabinets with further stability and durability. The launch of the new range, which is available in forty-two cabinet sizes and formats, marks the start of an exciting time for BA Components and the industry as a whole. David adds, “This groundbreaking product is unique to the UK market and keen to be on top of any new developments, I am confident that this is the future for flat pack furniture.”
028 8676 4600 www.bacomponents.co.uk KITCHEN AND BATHROOM JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2013 • 11
12 - NEY
With the trend for painted doors growing, Ney boasts endless painted door options that incorporate on-trend colours with a timeless finish. Available in non-standard and made-to-measure sizes, retailers are offered maximum flexibility and quality assurance.
panning the style spectrum, Ney’s range of made-to-measure vinyl-wrap, acrylic-edge and spray-painted doors can be manufactured to meet your exact requirements. All designs ensure continuity throughout your kitchen, bedroom or bathroom by offering non-standard sizes right through the range. A superb selection of high quality accessories complete the collection - resulting in endless possibilities for the retailer.
Ney is going back to nature with its 3D embossed finishes. Keen to offer a wide range of finishes to suit all tastes, Ney’s selection of natural woodgrain vinyl gives customers timeless designs with a modern day effect. If you’re looking for something a little more edgy, cross-cut sawmarked woodgrain and modern, horizontal textures are also available. Both finishes capture the subtle variations inherent in natural materials such as ivory, graphite and walnut.
The DeNovo range offers 13 stunning high gloss acrylic finishes and two edging options. As with all ranges from Ney, it is made-to-measure to suit your requirements and all doors are available in any colour and size. An essential selection of matching accessories including 19mm-thick end panels or 38mm-thick block gables are also available to complete a sleek, ultra modern appearance.
024 7630 8100 www.ney.co.uk 12 • KITCHEN AND BATHROOM JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2013
Mixing texture and colour in a kitchen offers a simple but effective way to create a bespoke look. From glossfronted pull out storage solutions to glass-fronted wall units, you can create a stunning array of unique kitchens that are made-tomeasure and available on a lead-time of just 10 days.
14 - TRADE MOULDINGS
rade Mouldings is one of the UK and Ireland's most prolific manufacturers of quality kitchen, bedroom and bathroom cabinet doors. It also offers a complete range of wrapped mouldings and matching accessories. With its main factory in Cookstown, Northern Ireland, plus major distribution centres in Greater Manchester, Dublin and Cookstown, new investment in production facilities over the last 12 months has topped ÂŁ3 million. It has also seen an increase of 80,000 square feet of production area on a 3-acre site and includes new automated glue lines, beam saws, membrane presses and packaging lines. Today, KBB manufacturers, fitters and retailers are offered the widest possible choice of over 40 stock doors and a full range of matching accessories, all with a first-rate support service. These include over 20 stock membrane pressed styles, 5-piece PVC doors, timber and timber painted doors, painted 5piece doors, lacquered handleless doors and the exceptional laser edged acrylic doors. For added flexibility, Trade Mouldings also offer a full made-to-measure service for kitchen, bedroom and bathroom doors, with over 40 colour options and 30 style choices. Its entire product portfolio is now available as an app download for smartphones and tablets, and was recently launched at London's KBB exhibition.
Oxford Ivory Ash.
Amalfi Cream Gloss Shaker.
Odyssey Aubergine Acrylic.
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15 - MARPATT
Orion is a gloss contract door option providing a quality gloss soloution at a great price point.
Marpatt are fast becoming known as the painted kitchen specialists offering kitchens in both traditional and contemporary designs. The high quality paint finish is achieved in-house using a combination of traditional hand finished techniques coupled with the very latest finishing technology.
Another area of expertise is the in-frame kitchen which Marpatt has been developing and refining over many years. The offerings include off the shelf solutions (also available in special sizes) and a fully bespoke in-frame service that offers a handmade kitchen available in multiple materials profiles providing a truly massive range of choice. The Marpatt bespoke range can be fitted with a butt hinge and ball catch assembled at the factory or without so a conventional cranked hinge can also be used. Special curved doors, panels edged and cut to size, standard doors being trimmed to size and special display made to size are just some of the items now offered by Marpatt, much of which is done in-house by the Marpatt joinery shop.
arpatt has been at the forefront of kitchen door and accessory distribution since the 1970s. Not content with being a trend follower, Marpatt is always looking to preempt the market trends and manufacture doors and accessories ready to meet customer demand. This insight into market trends offers the Marpatt client base a constantly evolving product line responding to market conditions and demands. Marpatt are known for their high quality products and a service that is truly personal. In 2013 Marpatt are finding painted products highly popular with customers being very specific about exact shades required by the end customer. Marpatt are able to offer a bespoke colour matching service matching paint manufacturerâ€™s colour charts and RAL numbers. Marpatt are also able to match specific items provided by the customer to get an exact colour match. The diverse Marpatt range includes European High Gloss, Matt Painted, Wood Slab and handleless doors plus stunning wood and painted kitchens in a huge variety of design options.
Monarch Horizontal Walnut The Horizon range, demonstrating contrasting shades of Matt Grey and Carbon Matt and accessorised here with chisel moulding.
Marpatt clients are now able to select a wide range of products from ultra-contemporary through to truly traditional. If you would like a representative to visit you or arrange a visit to the Marpatt showroom in Leicester, contact Marpatt direct.
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ill’s Panel Products (HPP) has been manufacturing doors for twenty years. Over time, the company has grown to become a significant supplier to the fitted furniture industry, offering three ranges that are manufactured on site: Aspire Vinyl Wrapped, Duo PVC Edged and Glide Sliding. Recent years have seen many changes, however 2013 looks set to be one of the most significant with the launch of a new online ordering system, a whole host of new styles and colours, the addition of an exciting range of ex-stock doors and news of a million pound investment that has just got underway.
The introduction of new finishes to the Aspire range has helped to satisfy the increase in consumer demand for a more tactile look and feel, coupled with the durability expected from the increasingly popular vinyl door range. Image shown, Avineda.
Aspire Vinyl Doors & Duo PVC Edged Doors
The seven new styles from the Aspire Range have been designed to coordinate with the new painted oak effect doors. Ascot, Coniston, Balmoral and Nova (from left to right) work in keeping with the natural wood grains to offer a unique and stylish finish.
The Duo range of made-to-measure PVC edged doors are available in Acrylic, High Gloss, Ultra Gloss and Woodgrain décors. Each décor is available in a wide range of sizes and comes complete with accessories such as end panels, cornice, pelmet and plinth.
0161 628 6100 www.hpponline.co.uk 16 • KITCHEN AND BATHROOM JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2013
The ever-popular Aspire range of made-to-measure vinyl wrapped furniture doors has introduced seven new styles and five new colours. Adding to its 30 current styles and 40 colours, the new painted oak effect colours, that include Stone Grey, Dakar & Mussel, are available on a fast seven-day turnaround and with a range of accessories and complimentary services. Available in any décor, each style has been specifically designed to co-ordinate with the new painted oak effect. Once combined, both finishes provide a truly luxurious and tactile look that gives a unique and premium feel to any design. In addition, the Duo range of PVC edged doors, which was first introduced several years ago, is available in Acrylic, High Gloss, Ultra Gloss and a much extended range of Woodgrain décors. All with a choice of edgings type, they offer an excellent proposition where a modern slab design is required.
The first 100% tool-less kitchen cabinet, available from HPP, can be assembled in thirty seconds and is five times quicker to construct than its flat pack equivalent.
doors Investment HPP has recently gained planning permission for a £1million extension to their existing manufacturing facility in Oldham, from which the UK distributor currently manufactures over 240,000 kitchen and bedroom doors every year. The investment will see an additional 16,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehousing space. There will be greater flexibility and increased quality in manufactured doors and the enlarged site footprint will enable HPP to offer a range of new products including a stylish range of stock doors. Work on the site started in June 2013 and is due to be completed later this year.
ClicBox Following HPP’s exclusive launch of the innovative Unilin ClicBox range earlier this year, it has received fantastic feedback from customers and key figures in the industry and the general feeling is that it has real potential to help revolutionise the market and the way we look at flat pack carcasses. Shown at the recent kbbLDN show, the unique tool-less construction method won the prestigious Judges Choice Innovation award, which recognises true innovation at the heart of the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and tile industries - something HPP is truly proud of after championing the UK introduction of the ClicBox range.
Online Ordering Since its launch in February this year, HPP’s new online ordering system has been a huge success, offering users a fully bespoke online door ordering system, along with access to all other products available at HPP. It was developed after close consultation with HPP customers, to provide a totally tailored online experience. The system also offers access to its entire range of Glide sliding, Duo PVC edged and Aspire vinyl wrapped doors, allowing orders to be placed with specific dimensions, décors, grain directions, glazing options and custom hinge hole drills. Orders can be tracked from start to finish, giving you total peace of mind.
Manufactured using a high quality aluminum track and frame system with a superior sliding mechanism, Glide sliding doors are made to measure up to 2400mm high and 1220mm wide. Available in over 100 panel finishes, they have a lead-time of just 7 days.
Since its launch, developers have been working hard to add even more functionality to the site and have recently announced the launch of an innovative quote archive system, which allows users to price up a number of different jobs at the same time and save the quote online, ready for them to come back to at a later date. It’s additional features like this and the effort that is taken to create products on-site, that make HPP a reliable supplier both on and offline.
Glide Sliding Doors Added to HPP’s portfolio over a year ago, the Glide range of sliding furniture doors has gone from strength to strength. Manufactured onsite using a high quality aluminium track and frame system, the design offers a premium solution with features such as soft close and an easy fit system included as standard. HPP’s extensive range of existing products means that the choice of panel options is one of the most comprehensive available including MFC from all the major manufacturers, vinyl foils, mirror, coloured glass and Senoplast acrylic. Combined with a wide range of panel configurations the Glide range offers a truly comprehensive solution.
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18 - BA COMP
Kirkby Tiepolo Light Walnut Main.
ward-winning furniture and components manufacturer, BA Components is focused on delivering products to the highest possible standard, with speedy turnaround times, standard and bespoke sizes, innovative products and state of the art construction. Its motto, “Pick a colour any colour, Choose a style any style” summarises the strength and breadth of BA’s vast door range. Its collections, which are a regular feature in many showrooms across the UK and Ireland, continue to expand, offering even greater choice. With factories in Doncaster and Cookstown, BA Components manufacture furniture profiles, components, five piece, membrane pressed and acrylic faced kitchen and bedroom doors. One of the first suppliers of curved doors to the market, BA is developing the range with horizontal curved doors and frames. BA have created a full marketing and advertising support package. New brochures with stunning settings and photography, full pos materials and a wide advertising campaign help BA dealers new and old promote these fantastic ranges.
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Demand for standard sized stock doors on short lead times has grown considerably over the last few years. Responding to this demand, BA has introduced its Pronto by BA range. Launched on 1st May and shown for the first time at KBB London, Pronto by BA offers a range of five piece and vinyl doors available in 55 standard sku’s and dispatched within 48 hours of order. The range includes two 22mm five piece doors, comprising of an ‘entry level’ Kirkby with standard 100mm frames and 8mm centre panels, available in Tiepolo Light Walnut and Woodgrain White, which is also suitable for painting. The second is a modern take on this traditional styling. Wilton, offered in three colours - Oakgrain Cream, Oakgrain Dakkar and Odessa Oak - features chunky 120mm frames with off-set 6mm centre panels to create real interest and character in the door. The vinyl doors are Ludlow, an 18mm shaker door in gloss and non-gloss cream and Camden, a gloss white slab door.
Bella by BA Available in 38 colours and 24 styles, the Bella range offers over 700 combinations and flexibility for the customer. Production has increased to cope with rising demand as BA and the Bella range has become the ‘go to’ place for high quality, designer led vinyl wrapped doors, with probably the best marketing support package in the industry.
Zurfiz by BA With the development of Zurfiz, BA Components offer clean lines associated with top end European kitchen or bedroom look within reach of a wider audience at prices that have seen market share grow substantially. Now well established and growing in popularity, this stunning and comprehensive made to measure collection of ultra modern doors is available in fourteen colour options with three edge finishes.
028 8676 4600 www.bacomponents.co.uk Metallic Blue.
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Lucente White represents the pinnacle of modern living and, with its smooth and subtle clean lines, provides the ultimate high-end kitchen solution. Manufactured from 22mm thick MDF and featuring contemporary ‘J’ shaped grooves, Lucente White creates a powerful statement with its ultra minimalist look. Shaped corner posts enable the handle line detail to flow around the corners and through the design, providing a bespoke look.
CARTMEL Above & right: TKC’s new Cartmel range is a timeless kitchen featuring a beautiful soft matt finish. Manufactured from MDF wrapped in textured foil to provide the appearance of a high-end timber kitchen, Cartmel is available with a range of accessories and curved doors, allowing the flexibility to create either a simple classic or more traditional look. Cartmel Ivory is available from stock whilst Cartmel Hand Painted doors come in eight neutral and earthy colours. Hand Painted bespoke colour options are also available on a three-week leadtime.
ith a product range that includes more than 40 kitchen door collections available from stock, TK Components is well-positioned to offer kitchens to suit all tastes and budgets. Established in 1989, the company has worked hard to ensure that the TKC name has become synonymous with quality products, excellent value for money and first class service, and it is now widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading specialist suppliers of kitchen doors, accessories and components. TKC’s kitchen door range spans a vast array of styles, which includes everything from modern high-gloss slab doors through to traditional hand-painted wooden options. Whether your customers prefer the highly contemporary, minimalist look of a handleless kitchen such as Lucente, or the more classical feel of a Shaker-style option such as Cartmel, TKC has something to offer. Affordability for customers is high on the list of the company’s priorities and TKC also has a good selection of quality midrange kitchens available at budget prices. In addition to kitchen doors and carcasses, TKC’s extensive product portfolio includes wirework, hinges, gas lift systems, handles, storage solutions, drawer boxes and lighting. The company operates out of a 70,000 square foot, purpose-built distribution warehouse in Manchester and provides delivery all over the UK.
Launched to reflect the current economic climate and available at an extremely competitive price point, Vivo White demonstrates how a designer-look kitchen can be achieved on even a modest budget. Its high gloss finish provides a clean and contemporary feel, whilst the use of pan drawers and curved doors achieves a sleek look, helping to add an air of exclusivity. Manufactured in 19mm MDF, Vivo White doors are available in a range of sizes and configurations and are laser-edged to ensure a high quality finish.
0161 336 3636
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20 - LANDAU
Landau Parapan® are now supplying Oak drawer boxes to complement both the Brooklands and Natures Choice door ranges. The boxes are constructed using traditional dovetail joints and are finished to a high spec both inside and out. Available in standard sizes either 90mm or 150mm high, they suit a 450mm-depth runner and are drilled with holes to fit Blum Tandem runners. To supplement the range there are butt jointed Oak cutlery drawers which can be customised to fit any size drawers from 400mm to 1000mm in order to use space as effectively as possible.
ith over 35 years of experience in door manufacturing, Landau Parapan® continues to develop its inspirational range of high-quality, innovative products - offering unique curves and bespoke sizes that are great value for money. The family-run business is embracing the trend for bright colours and curves by offering 24 colours that can be thermo-formed into any radius of curve - ideal for any doors and drawer fronts, however challenging the angle. Doors and fronts in the range can also be fitted with finger pulls or a wide variety of handles to suit any requirement. When looking to mix textures and colours, the perfect partner to Parapan® is the V-line Exotic Veneer range, which can be complemented with Metro, a unique handleless railing system. Landau’s traditional Brooklands and Natures Choice door ranges are also popular. The recently re-launched Brooklands range of solid in-frame doors is available with or without beading and in 25 standard colours. The Natures Choice range also offers a range of lay-on frame shaker style doors in 13 different styles. For those looking for something a little different, Landau Parapan® now offers a colour matching service - the pinnacle of choice and flexibility for any conscientious designer or retailer. For those looking to infuse individual style into designs or for those simple looking for something different, Landau offers endless possibilities to create the perfect kitchen.
The ‘mirror–like’ quality of Parapan® makes it the perfect complement for wood and other surfaces where a variety of textures and colours is required. Here you can see that Red Parapan® adds a modern edge to traditional exposed brickwork and wooden beams.
Parapan® can be thermoformed to any radius of curve. Here black and white Parapan® has been used to create sweeping curved drawers and doors.
Parapan® is the ultimate material for contemporary kitchens. Here ‘Laura Gompertz Interior Design’ has matched the rich tones of High Gloss Natural Walnut from the V-Line range of Exotic Veneers with the clean and bright High Gloss Alpine White Parapan® which contrasts beautifully. The V-Line Exotic Veneer range collection is available in a choice of 16 veneers.
01482 440680 www.landauparapan.co.uk
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High gloss, acrylic Parapan® is now available in Zest Yellow and Brown, bringing the choice of glorious colours to 24. The comprehensive palette ranges from delicate neutrals to vibrant brights offering a brilliance and depth of colour that is UV stable and will never fade.
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doors & components ECF’s ever popular range of Goscote vinyl wrapped doors are made to measure and offer a huge variety of choice to the customer with over 50 door styles and finish options to choose from. Interiors trends are constantly reviewed to ensure that the very latest styles are incorporated.
T With its square edged design and acrylic faced construction, the Phoenix door range has the appearance of a glass door, but without the corresponding price tag. Available in 5 solid colours and 2 woodgrain finishes, Phoenix is supplied on a made to measure basis with matching or duo glass effect edging also available.
ECF are one of the UK’s leading distributors of Blum, who specialise in the production of quality, functional furniture fittings. Servo-drive for Aventos is an electrical drive system for opening and closing wall-mounted bi-fold doors. A light touch on the door is all that is needed to activate the smooth, electric opening mechanism. Closing is equally simple: by pressing either of the two cabinet mounted switches, the door closes silently and safely.
rading for over 30 years, East Coast Fittings Ltd (ECF) has grown to become one of the country’s leading manufacturers and distributors of quality components to the furniture industry. Based in rural Leicestershire, the company’s ethos of on-going development and innovation puts them at the forefront of furniture design and its wide product range ensures customers always have access to the very latest trends in interior design. ECF understands the importance of quality and provenance when it comes to the furniture supplied to its customers and as part of a dedication to excellence, it tries to produce and source as many products as possible in the UK, demonstrating its commitment to Great British manufacturing. All carcassing is made to the highest of standards at the company’s production facility in the Midlands, along with its stylish range of popular Volante sliding doors. Other products such as the mitre framed doors and the Goscote range are all sourced in the UK.
ECF’s range of waste bins are designed to make recycling as easy as possible and can offer maximum under cabinet waste storage. Products such as Bin 44 have integrated plastic formed lids and integral handles to enable easy removal of individual containers and also feature two separate bins, allowing you to easily segregate your waste.
ECF’s range of intelligent storage solutions - Innostor and Innostor Plus - cover a wide range of applications and can be easily fitted into most standard cabinets. Products such as the Innostor Plus Rotating Larder Unit feature smooth soft closing operation, left and right rotation for easy access, self-centring action and full extension opening. The wipe-clean, anti-slip bases which are included in the trays mean that the contents of the larder stay secure, even in motion.
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elgium-based panel manufacturer Unilin continues to take the kitchen world by storm with its revolutionary 100% toolless kitchen cabinet. Assembled in thirty seconds and five times quicker to construct than its flat pack equivalent, its promise to revolutionise the kitchen industry is now more of a reality than ever. Originally stemming from the award winning, patented Uniclic® system, which enables floorboards to be installed without the use of glue, Unilin has pooled its knowledge and expertise into expanding the Uniclic® technology further and in the process, it has radically simplified the assembly of kitchen furniture.
The ClicBox is available in forty-two cabinet sizes that include base cabinets, wall units, store cupboards and shelves. The ClicBox is also available in three colour options – White, Ivory and Oak.
The innovative ClicBox system allows furniture panels to be clicked together and fixed at an angle of 90 degrees without the need for screws or tools – significantly reducing the time and skill needed to build a cabinet.
The groundbreaking system provides more strength and stability than is possible with a standard cabinet because, instead of two or three fixing points, the entire edge of each panel creates an invisible locking joint.
Once assembled, there are no visible fittings and each cabinet features an smart drilling pattern to suit a wide range of fitting suppliers, including Hettich, Blum and Indaux. Adjustable legs, centre posts and wall fixing brackets are also provided, which can also be fitted without the need of tools.
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ndependent timber and panel products distributor, James Latham, now offers a trio of work surface options to bathroom and kitchen specialists, readily available from stock at all nine of its nationwide panel depots.
Exclusively available in the UK and Ireland through James Latham, HI-MACS® is the new generation of solid surface material. Easily machined and thermo-formed to almost any 3D shape, it offers almost limitless design possibilities. Hard-wearing and durable, it won’t lose its colour and, because of its uniformed thickness, it allows perfectly imperceptible joints – so even large-area installations have the appearance of one seamless application.
HI-MACS®: Easy to maintain and extremely sanitary, the non-porous, completely smooth and seamless surface makes it the best possible base for germfree areas. Supplied in thickness of 6, 9 and 12mm, HI-MACS® is available in 98 colours. With a number of fabulous new additions for 2013, the portfolio also includes 22 designs of sink and 13 vanity basins available in over 60 colours.
Synergii: Harnessing new and classic designs, the stunning combination of gloss and textured décors defines the optimum design choice, meaning there’s no compromising style for performance. As well as being offered as 4.1m, 24 décors are available in 38mm thickness and six in 28mm.
The Synergii range of premium HPL (High Pressure Laminate) work surfaces, deliver four to five times the wear resistance of standard laminate, creating a surface that looks better for longer, making it perfect for the kitchen environment.
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Manufactured in a purpose built factory, Texwood® panels incorporate finger-joined staves, creating an aesthetically superior, natural beauty that is hard to replicate. Available in a range of species, Texwood® is offered in 26mm and 42mm thicknesses with panel sizes from 3050mm x 600mm up to 4000mm x 1220mm.
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surfaces Roca New to Renolit, Roca is available in two versions that both unite an intensive array of colours. The reddish brown Roca Rust, with brown tones intermingled with burgundy red as an accent harmonises particularly well with white and light beige. The lighter variation Roca Cream (pictured) works best with neutral tones such as off-whites, beige or a light grey.
he trend for rustic romanticism is stamping its mark on the decorative landscape: as ever, oak designs take centre stage, while highly structured surfaces evocative of split wood and matt surfaces give a natural feel. Launching 29 new stock range additions and a variety of innovative make-to-order designs, Renolit has based its pioneering 3D and 2D products on these inspiring trends.
Brabant Timeless and elegant, Brabant oak décor is available in two colour ways, each combined with different matching surface structures to give both a unique appearance. (Brabant B
pictured). A warm mid toned adaptation is styled with a
Magellan Vintage P has a warm grey shade with light touches of beige to make it look like it has been bleached by the sun and a discreet shimmer of silver lends a hint of exclusivity.
velvety sanded surface, while the fresh design of the sun bleached lighter coloured version (Brabant A) lends itself to the deeply structured Linea emboss.
Thermo Oceanic Oceanic is a modern oak with rustic details provided from subtle small knots, planking, tight cathedrals and minute wood graining which combine to achieve the overall success of this superb classic oak. Oceanic A 46743 (pictured) has pale natural colour with a lighter underlying background, whilst Oceanic B 46771 offers sophisticated and dramatic styling that enhances the wider patterns of time-deepened tones.
Thermo A (pictured) is a discreet blackened oak with finely grained areas. It’s richly dark colour with red undertones provides a charismatic and sophisticated design, whilst its elegant surface structure gives a discreet touch. Additionally, Thermo B offers a slightly browner effect tinged with a golden hue.
For more information or to order a sample, contact RENOLIT Cramlington Ltd.
01670 718222 www.renolit.com/design
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surfaces F213 Lazio Anthracite, H3660 Light Venetian Cherry and U727 ST9 Stone Grey.
s worktops are usually selected once the door choice has been made, it is vital that the two elements should co-ordinate. Egger’s range of worktops aims to make the process as simple as possible by presenting door and worktop combination ideas together for the first time. The development of textures such as Egger’s deep linear ST22 finish and the enhanced quality of the reproduction has led to growth in the use of melamine faced chipboard for frontals. The rise of MFC slab doors is a great example of the trend towards adding both value and quality as they offer a premium level look for an entry-level price. This gives kitchen manufacturers the potential to increase sales margins in a challenging market. The trend towards mixing and matching woodgrains with uni colours for door fronts has been met with Egger’s brown/grey and green/grey palettes that have been designed to work with the company’s woodgrains. As this trend continues to grow in popularity within the kitchen market, deciding which colours to combine can be a difficult process. To make it easier, Egger’s design team has put together a number of door suggestions for each worktop in the worktop brochure. Egger offers 38mm worktops in a range of sizes to suit your needs. Matching splashbacks and upstands are also stocked in the UK in all 20 décors. The range comes with a ten-year guarantee and the prestigious FIRA Gold Award. In comparison to granite and solid wood, Egger laminate tops are easy to care for and maintain. All Egger worktops are PEFC accredited. Egger supports the retailer with a worktop portfolio that contains A4 laminate samples and large application pictures. This is offered in addition to a 48-page brochure and a point of sale stand containing A4 samples.
U999 ST82 Black and H1615 ST9 Romana Cherry.
F042 ST72 Black Granite and H3734 ST9 Natural Dijon Walnut.
F293 ST82 Tivoli Anthracite and H1713 ST9 Grey Brown Ontario Walnut.
DISTRIBUTORS & INFORMATION Egger worktops are available nationwide from the following distributors.
F905 ST22 Brown Malawi.
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Blackheath Products, Cookstown Panel Centre, Decormax, Decorpanel, MKS, Lawcris, Panelco, Tayfirth and Meyer Timber. For more information on MFC and worktops call Elliott Fairlie on 01434 613359. For MFC edging, worktop samples and brochures call the sample hotline on 0845 606 8888.
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K-Modern The stunning Valencia Kitchen exudes warmth and style, featuring a veneered walnut slab style door with a horizontal grain and sleek integrated handle.
A new addition to the K Modern range, the contemporary Arizona kitchen (left) is a walnut wood effect slab style door with horizontal grain. It is shown here teamed with the current Kuartz black gloss slab door from K, illustrating how effective the mixing of wood and gloss slab doors can look.
K Painted The Messina kitchen is a satin finished slab style door available in an impressive 32 shades of colour. Shown right as an accent door in Raspberry and teamed with an Ivory painted door, this fascia looks equally as impressive when teamed with many of the other slab style doors from the Modern collection, especially the textured wood grains.
New to the K Painted range, Knightsbridge is a high quality solid oak frame shaker door with veneered centre panel. Available in 32 painted colour shades, it is shown left in Ivory and Graphite and teamed with the original solid oak version.
aunching this month, the latest K Kitchens Collection, exclusive to distributor PJH Group, looks set to be the most inspiring ever. With many new furniture ranges throughout three contrasting door classifications - Painted, Modern and Classic – the enhanced Collection features the best of British craftsmanship, fusing the highest standards in quality and design with exceptional performance. K’s 10-year quality guarantee provides the peace-of-mind and reassurance that many consumers seek. Following its successful launch in 2011, the K Painted range has now been extended to include more beautiful door options and an increase in painted finishes to a mammoth 32 on-trend colours. Focusing on the popular blues, greys and earthy shades, the consumer now has even more choice to coordinate shades and create a bespoke look. Meanwhile, the K Modern range offers the epitome of contemporary designer living with an aspirational new selection of stylish doors and all the high quality finishing touches too. In the K Classic range, it’s the timeless designs with a modern twist that continue to thrive and K Kitchens presents an unrivalled choice of great looking, highly durable new ranges. With cabinet interiors just as important as exteriors, K has extended its accessories and fittings range with some of the best innovations currently available and presents this in a useful ‘KStore’ section in its new look landscape brochure. The K-Store is perfect for the consumer, advising on all the latest storage and space-saving extras to help create highly functional kitchen spaces. By teaming up with Hettich on cabinet fittings and drawer systems and Sensio on lighting, precision engineering and quality continues throughout the Collection. To complete the kitchen, K includes a wide choice of 18 worktops and a recommended portfolio of high specification appliances from leading brands such as Prima, Neff, Bosch, Stoves and Franke.
K Classic Cartmel is one of the new additions to the K Classic range. It features a traditional tongue and groove effect with satin ivory finish and is shown with a pewter effect strap handle. Its shaker-inspired style satisfies the continued high popularity of the classic shaker kitchen.
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allery by Symphony puts the kitchen at the heart of every home, creating a characterful collection that you’re sure to fall head over heels for. Explore its timeless shaker, modern or linear ranges to discover a kitchen that is perfectly suited to your needs. A wide range of carefully co-ordinated accessories, storage solutions and finishing touches are also available to ensure that, whatever your kitchen design, Gallery by Symphony can offer beautifully designed solutions that are individual to you.
Hacienda is a highly fashionable kitchen range that offers an avola finish in either Champagne (shown) or Ivory. The distinctive textured woodgrain offers smart styling and clean lines that will not fail to impress.
New Haven is a traditional in-frame range that adds style and sophistication to any kitchen space and is full of subtle yet remarkable detailing. Available in 11 painted to order finishes as well as the popular Ivory, it also features three exclusive Gallery-only colours in Storm, Pumice (shown) and Clay.
The New York range is a superb high gloss handleless kitchen range that features the on-trend colour of Cashmere Grey, which is already proving to be a very popular choice this year. Also available in White (shown) and Ivory, New York remains firmly on Symphony’s best sellers list.
Plaza offers a textured matt finish at a highly competitive price point. Available in Mussel, Taupe and Stone, the Plaza range is effortlessly stylish and beautifully on-trend.
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PERFECTLY ENGINEERED The schüller.C collection has a 13cm grid and two different UPFRONT QUALITY base unit heights. The grid, and multiples of it, creates flexible planning options while maintaining continuous joint patterns and visual consistency. With almost inexhaustible planning and storage options and a system that can increase storage space by as much as 20%, Schüller offers ideal solutions for individual designs.
magine a brand so comprehensive that it offers innovative planning options for every individual design; a brand with an inordinate level of design choice, surfaces and storage solutions; plus the highest level of quality, finish and service. All of this with impressively affordable price points. This is exactly what you get when you work with Schüller kitchens, Germany’s leading kitchen manufacturer. The sole UK distributor, InHouse, knows the brand inside out and understands their success. According to Wayne Dance, MD, Schüller has standards second to none and Schüller retailers are free to concentrate on designing and installing the very best kitchen ranges.
Whilst high gloss, glass or lacquered doors may all look similar, Schüller fronts have something more. They have been rigorously tested for everything from chemical resistance to sun and water exposure, achieving Schüller a number of quality assurance certificates.
Schüller has a reputation for creating high-end innovative designs with affordable price points. The schüller.C collection represents different stages of life so regardless of budget or style, every customer will receive the highest quality, individual kitchen design.
FAMILY PRINCIPLES After 60 years in business, Schüller remains a familyowned company. They know kitchen designs are as much about the people that use them as they are about functionality. The best kitchens need optimum functionality, perfectly tailored storage and maximum space advantage. Schüller creates just that.
Comprehensive, easy-to-use brochures and manuals are available and every kitchen plan is individually checked in 3D with special units programmed immediately. The latest production processes, trackable orders, a dedicated truck fleet and UK-based support offers retailers everything they need to ensure the highest standard kitchen installation. Shown is Daniel Porter of DP Interiors in Preston, a new Schüller showroom.
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ark David strives to be a seamless extension to any kitchen provider. A leading supplier of quality-built German-built kitchens including the entry level Brion through to the bespoke luxury kitchen manufacturer, Beeck, it has the capacity to design, quote, supply and project manage. The company, which holds over 30 years of experience, is perfectly placed to partner with interior designers, small developers and builders with an aim to streamline order processing for the trade - limiting downtime. In addition, it focuses on maximising consumer satisfaction and delivering on its promises – forging lasting relationships with customers. As a Hertfordshire-based showroom, it is ideally located near all major routes via road, rail or air. This allows the recently refurbished showroom to be used by business partners, providing an excellent base to showcase Mark David’s products, design capabilities and continual training. With a product base that caters for all styles and budgets using only rigid and handmade furniture, Mark David is confident that quality is maintained through all price points. New ‘package kitchens’ also offer an affordable starter kitchen, which include appliances from just £3,000 retail. Its decades of industry experience has given Mark David the expertise to be kitchen specialists and provide quality products and related services to both the trade and consumer. With a refurbished showroom, a national consumer advertising campaign and a fantastic network of national distributors who are renowned for their sparkling customer service in place, Mark David looks forward to sharing its complete package with you.
The Beeck brand is based on innovative design and solution providing for every shape and size of room. This T shape design provides cooking and prepping areas with a warm combination of textures and colours.
The varied Beeck brand consists of over 80 styles with more than 3,000 different types of fronts, over 35 carcass doors, 19 types of single-pane safety glass, plus a multitude of drawers, pull-out inserts and an unrivalled colour palette to choose from.
Yesteryear displays versatility, quality and innovation. The range includes natural wood options such as maple, walnut and oak – any wood of your choosing in fact - and also painted finishes. Dovetail solid oak drawer boxes, butt hinges are standard, and primed and painted doors make Yesteryear the perfect choice for your traditional kitchen.
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A neat, modern brand, Brion delights customers with its flexibility. Brion 130 offers infinite design possibilities - the selection of colours and materials is carefully co-ordinated so all items can be combined. Different surface qualities range from mirror brilliance to high gloss lacquer and from modern wood decors to the very best veneers.
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relative newcomer to the UK market, leading German bathroom furniture company Pelipal has been at the forefront of European bathroom design for over 100 years. Creating visually stunning and innovative designs, all at affordable prices, it's clear to see why Pelipal is fast becoming a successful brand on home shores too. “It's a concept that is changing the design of British bathrooms for retailers,” adds Wayne Dance, Managing Director at InHouse and sole UK importer for the Pelipal brand. “Think 5* hotels and boutique spas, both create a feeling of luxury and a sense of well being. With top notch imaginative design, innovative features and the highest level of finish, this is exactly what the Pelipal range of bathroom furniture offers. The real difference is in the affordability.”
A winning combination: With 105 years of experience behind it, Pelipal understands the importance of meeting the needs of both the customer and trade. It works alongside leading UK distributor InHouse, to provide the best of German design, faultless delivery and full support with proactive publicity.
The leading light in bathroom design: Pelipal’s core strength is remaining true to German principles; the very best in design should be available to all. Top end LED lighting, mirrors and mirrored cabinets form a strong part of the collection – offering a luxury bathroom experience.
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Designers of bathrooms, builders of reputation: Pelipal offers almost inexhaustible options, fully customisable planning and a large selection of fronts; giving retailers the freedom to create unique and individual designs.
Designs for partnership: Pelipal actively works with InHouse and regional retailers in order to listen and respond to the needs of both UK trade and consumers - from ranges specifically designed for the UK market to scaled down designs for smaller spaces, everyone works together to provide optimal results.
The future looks good: Active investment in the latest technology ensures the opportunity to push the boundaries in bathroom design and consistently provide top end specification bathroom furniture with comfortable midrange price tags.
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Aviano features a stone-coloured, textured matt door that gives an on-trend finish. Fulfiling the latest trend towards matt finishes, it offers elegance and style in any bathroom space.
quadi by Symphony continues to expand its portfolio of inspiring bathroom solutions to include further on trend styles and finishes for 2013. Characterised by beautiful styling, Aquadi offers a range of accessories and sanitaryware to complement every style. Each bathroom design allows you to create a spa-like feel to any space by featuring the very latest technology and innovative design. The new ‘Touch Concept’ push to open drawers offer pioneering storage solutions combined with the very latest in stylish finishes. As an established and popular brand, Aquadi is the only bathroom manufacturer to achieve the FIRA Gold Product Certification. This globally acknowledged status signifies that the Aquadi range has passed rigorous independent testing procedures to provide total reassurance of the quality of its furniture. Carrara (above) is a beautiful high gloss white woodgrain finish that allows consumers to achieve a modern, sleek look in their bathroom.
A recent move in the marketplace has seen more matt finishes being requested and as such Aquadi have introduced Borello, a black textured finish that adds a touch of luxury to the bathroom.
The desire for high gloss finishes has influenced the design of Fiora Anthracite and Fiora Cashmere Grey. The brand new Fiora Anthracite (above) is a stunning dark grey gloss finish, whereas Fiora Cashmere Grey (left) is a more muted earthy tone that is set to be very popular this year. Both colours give consumers the choice of a stunning on-trend finish.
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his summer sees the launch of PJH Group’s latest bathroom collection, Bathrooms To Love. Designer-inspired, sophisticated and effortlessly stylish, this exceptional range has been enhanced with both a brand new look and a greatly extended choice of bathroom products – all with the reassurance of quality with up to a lifetime guarantee. Product design and engineering has continued to evolve with noticeable influences of European design and technical precision; new ranges created to appeal to the latest independent consumer desires and aspirations. The largest new product introductions lie within PJH’s ceramic and bathroom furniture categories, as well as additions to brassware, baths and accessories, with plenty of new finishing touches to complete the look. To support the retailer, a new look Bathrooms To Love consumer brochure takes on a fresh new design with wowfactor double-page spread photography, lifestyle images, helpful guides and consumer advice. As well as a comprehensive range of showroom POS and merchandising equipment, PJH will also support its customers with competitive display deals, promotional offers and showroom design and planning advice. With designer-looking, high quality and built-to-last ranges, supported with affordable pricing, the reassurance of a quality guarantee, a comprehensive package of stockist support, and a market-leading supply and service level operation from one of the UK’s largest distributors, PJH is your perfect partner.
The beautifully crafted Sandalwood suite captures the essence of European design with thin profiles and smooth elegant lines. The basin’s fine edge is particularly stunning giving it the presence to become the centrepiece of any bathroom.
The new brochure has a complete new look overflowing with aspirational images and consumer-friendly advice. Its handy new size (210 x 260mm) makes it perfect for customers to take away and help make their choices.
With a very comprehensive new choice of bathroom furniture ranges in the Bathrooms to Love Collection, the new Fresco Fitted Furniture Collection is design-led and truly inspirational; pictured is the Fresco White Gloss door with sleek integrated handle. Nine door choices on three 18mm durable cabinet options along with an impressive selection of handles, cabinet sizes, worktops, lighting, panels, plinths and accessories make the collection perfect for the discerning consumer.
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A fusion of the latest European design trends, the new Bello collection of modular designer furniture is available in eight door finishes on three cabinet options. Pictured here as wall mounted, in jet-black gloss with a white gloss cabinet, the Bello Black Gloss range is a showroom-centrepiece combining sophistication with wow-factor looks. Quality lies at the heart of the range with German-engineered fittings such as soft close doors and drawer boxes as standard.
The Neroli Bathroom is geometric in design featuring bold square lines and strikingly good looks. This range includes a wide choice of basin sizes, perfect for all bathroom, ensuite and cloakroom spaces, as well as wall mounted ceramic options and soft close seats as standard.
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F CONSTANCE SUITE
Impulse Bathrooms Comfort Range offers washbasins and WCs with increased height to facilitate use by the aged or infirm whilst not compromising on design.
Impulse Bathrooms offer water saving technology with dual flush 4.5/3 litre flushing.
THE FACTORY FLOOR Quality is King throughout the whole production process at the Middlewich factory.
rom traditional to contemporary styles, Impulse Bathrooms offer a wide range of ceramic bathroom suites to suit all tastes - all of which are produced in the UK at the group’s Middlewich production facility, which has a long history of manufacturing quality bathroom ceramics. Since the acquisition of the Middlewich plant two years ago, the product range has been rationalised to concentrate on key products and in preparation for new product developments designed specifically for the British market. These include new products for the care sector as well as for bathroom retail showrooms. Middlewich is now the second largest producer of bathroom ceramics in the UK and, in addition to making Impulse Bathrooms suites, also has a large OEM business supplying ceramics to US, Australian and European bathroom companies. It is in operation 24/7 to meet the growing demands of Impulse Bathrooms and its OEM customers. Whether for Impulse Bathrooms or OEM, quality is the overriding ethos throughout the company. It has a work force with generations of experience and expertise in ceramic manufacturing backed up by a commitment to customer service. The factory is designed for flexibility, with the complete process carried out in-house from design to modelling, and from testing through to finished product. It also features a rapid response prototyping methodology to get ideas into manufacturing in a much shorter time span. Impulse Bathrooms offers a wide choice of high quality bathroom suites with prices from entry level to luxury and all with excellent margins. There is a full marketing support package including an impressive and informative bathroom book, commercial/care catalogue and display deals. Over the last two years, Impulse Bathrooms has successfully grown its UK customer base and is proud to have brought manufacturing ‘back home’ and to be developing exciting plans for further growth into existing and new market sectors. British is Best from Impulse Bathrooms.
The continuous fire tunnel kiln operates 24/7 at the Middlewich factory.
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RAK RIMLESS™ The ‘New Edition’ RAK RIMLESS™ Compact Deluxe combines accessibility, with practical and environment benefits. New features include a power flush, quick-release soft seat - for easy cleaning and a 45cm comfort height pan.
Elena Below: At home in a contemporary setting, the RAK Elena wall hung collection offers sophisticated style at an affordable price. Right: RAK Elena wash hand basin offers a modern deep-ledged pedestal designs. Far Right: RAK Elena close coupled WC offers sleek Italian design and flair.
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Opulence Left: Available in ‘his’ or ‘hers’ 100cm console basins, the Opulence range offers a wide range of matching accessories to create the ideal setting. Below: Sleek and contemporary, RAK’s Opulence range offers a close-coupled WC, back to wall bidet and 58cm ‘hers’ pedestal basin.
ew for 2013, RAK’s new bathroom designs offer sound build quality and style with an affordable price tag. Designed to be a complete solution for all tastes and lifestyles, its new designs consist of everything from space-saving sanitaryware, to premium wet room enclosures - as well as complementary surface materials, and accessories from the new RAKextra range. Two new styles for 2013 include RAK’s Opulence and Elena Collections. Featuring sleek, contemporary styling, Opulence basin designs include pedestals and consoles in ‘his’ and ‘hers’ formats, whilst WC options include close coupled (with shrouded one-piece cistern), wall hung and back-to-wall formats, with a matching bidet. The Elena Collection has a strong Italian design influence and includes deep-ledged pedestal basin designs, with off-sets for dual application. Matching WC’s and bidets are available in close coupled, wall hung and back-to-wall formats. But RAK’s contemporary range doesn’t stop there. New innovations for 2013 include the RAK RIMLESS™ ‘New Edition’ Compact Deluxe WC, which now features a power flush, quick-release soft seat and a 45cm comfort height pan combining accessibility with practical and ecobenefits. What’s more, the new WC is competitively priced in the market place giving both retailers and end-users a desirable product at an affordable price. Rob Jull Agencies Ltd is now also offering an extension to existing unbranded contemporary sanitaryware ranges, in all three popular designs and a new collection of 6mm and 8mm shower enclosures.
The new Highline range from Rob Jull Agencies Ltd.
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accessible bathrooms Space saving baths The space saving bath range offers a more compact bath which doesn’t compromise on good looks or the bathing experience. Designed with a raised integral seat, it makes sitting and standing easier for those with mobility issues.
Reflecting the on-going commitment to design innovation, Eurocare Showers offers the UK’s most accessible walk-in baths to date, making bathing a possibility for a wide range of users. For added safety and accessibility, Eurocare’s baths offer a slipresistant base, watertight doors and boast no hazardous catches or operating devices.
Full length baths If space saving or difficulty bathing isn’t as much of a concern, Eurocare offer a full range of baths which combine ease of access with superior aesthetics at conventional bath size.
Adagio Ancora combines practicality with ease of use, whilst its compact design makes excellent use of limited space. The Adagio Ancora, along with Jubilee Ultra, offers the lowest threshold baths on the market. Whilst the Adagio Grande walk-in bath gives a more generous bathing experience, ideal for those who need more room for manoeuvrability when bathing, its compact design makes it ideal for bathrooms with limited space.
Eurocare’s latest low threshold bath, Jubilee Ultra, makes getting in and out of the bath trouble-free. Following in the footsteps of the Adagio Ancora, this popular walk-in bath now features the lowest threshold currently available in the UK. Its specially designed frame supports the bath and allows it to be installed directly onto the joists, providing a threshold of just 45mm. The bath also has a wide inward-opening door and a low seat, contoured for the user’s comfort. The Tanto conventional sized bath has an easy to use door and is ideal for those who have difficulty lifting or positioning their legs. It also has the benefit of a powerlift seat option to lower and raise the user into and out of the bath.
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With clean lines and contemporary style, Eurocare’s full height sliding door options create barrier free bathing. The sliding doors are suitable for both corner and alcove fittings. Stable doors give a more conventional looking shower enclosure, which provide carer access if required.
accessible bathrooms Shower trays Eurocare’s easy to install range of shower trays gives a wide choice of products with a simplified approach to showering. Options include above floor waste trays in case the floor cannot be breached; low level (32mm) trays which can be fitted level access or surface mounted; and a traditional range of shower trays for a more conventional shower package.
eading UK accessible bathing manufacturer, Eurocare Showers, has an unrivalled range of stylish and practical bathing and showering products that are inclusively designed for ease of access and use.
Eurocare’s showering solutions are inclusively designed, offering the highest quality products that cover a multitude of user wants and installation options. All systems are available in a choice of finishes and glazing options to meet safety and style requirements. Wet floors provide a contemporary and popular choice for level access showers and are suitable for all types of users. Eurocare Showers’ systems provide a simple and cost effective way of creating an unrestricted showering experience.
Shower doors Eurocare’s shower doors are manufactured in the UK to meet bespoke requirements. The shower doors are available in a variety of sizes, styles and configurations and are suitable for most shower tray or wet floor applications.
Eurocare’s Universal system can be bespoke to cover virtually any application of shower tray or wet floor situation. They come as half height as standard but can be full height or tailored to suit the individual’s need.
New for 2013 – Eurocare is eagerly anticipating the launch of its new revamped Inspirations range which will be launched in Autumn 2013.
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The Select Collection
All operated with a simple push button ‘select’ operation, Hansgrohe’s innovative Select collection includes Raindance Select hand showers, overhead showers and showerpipes with ShowerSelect and ShowerTablet thermostatic bath/shower controls. Intuitive and enjoyable to use for all ages, even with soapy hands, the Select feature makes switching between spray modes easy. Simply push the button to click between jet types and enjoy your perfect shower.
erman specialist bathroom manufacturer Hansgrohe has acquired a reputation as one of the innovative leaders in technology, design and sustainability. With its imaginative range of showers and shower systems, it creates original products that make the bathroom more functional, more comfortable and more beautiful. Award winners throughout the world, the brand’s products stand for modern technologies, innovative design and a superlative level of functional quality.
The ShowerTablet Select 300 As a highly functional solution for exposed installations, the Hansgrohe experts developed the ShowerTablet Select 300, an attractive and generously dimensioned shelf for storage, in a unit that also does the work of a thermostat. A new shut-off valve allows turning the flow of water on and off by simply pushing a button and no longer by rotating.
AXOR STARCK ORGANIC
Developed by Axor, the designer brand of Hansgrohe and Philippe Starck, the Axor Starck Organic bathroom collection combines unique design with a responsible way to handle water and boasts a stunning array of bathroom mixers and accessories. With Axor Starck Organic, water is turned on and off at the end of the spout, while temperature is thermostatically regulated at the top of the mixer. No matter what position the handles are in, they reflect a perfect image and use just 3.5 litres of water using a new spray type, which consists of 90 individual outlets to produce countless gentle drops of water.
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Spectra SP446 This superb frameless glass walk-in screen with hinged panel has become a bestseller for Aqata since it was introduced in 2011. With clean lines, minimal detailing and a functional 350mm hinged panel, it offers the perfect combination of design and efficiency, providing the ideal water barrier for recess spaces.
s a leading British designer and manufacturer of premium quality shower enclosures, Aqata offers an impressive range of designs, from stylish contemporary to timeless classics. Its extensive portfolio, which is made handcrafted in the UK, offers a lifetime guarantee and includes three distinct collections; Spectra frameless, Minimalist semi-frameless and Exclusive Solutions fully framed. There is also a comprehensive bespoke service for made to measure designs. With stunning bathroom solutions to suit all, Aqata’s shower enclosures, screens and walk-ins have been designed to create the very best in contemporary design and luxury showering.
Spectra SP395 The Spectra SP395 in fabulous curved 8mm toughed glass creates a luxurious wet room with bags of style, pizzazz and quality. The frameless glass and continuous floor lines visually open out the space and create a striking focal point.
Spectra SP446C This spacious eye-catching design has a practical 350mm hinged panel which can be positioned to deflect overspray or can be folded back for easy access. Equipped with Aqata’s unique waterproof bonding system which facilitates easy installation, this innovative enclosure is great for corner spaces or in the centre of a wall, as shown.
Spectra SP440 The Spectra SP440 is a sleek double entry shower screen. It is the perfect choice for those wanting to create the illusion of space, with a modern, seamless look.
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esigned to complement the rising demand for wetrooms and low shower trays, the Beam range of semi-frameless shower enclosures from Mira Showers – one of the UK’s leading manufacturer of showering products and accessories – combines both prestige styling and value for money. With an increased height of 1.9m from the top of the tray, the enclosures are not only consistent with contemporary bathroom design chic, but are also tall enough to obviate the obstruction possible when a traditional height enclosure is ‘dropped’ to the floor or set on a low tray. The upmarket appearance has been achieved without compromising ease of installation as each wall profile is adjustable up to 29mm, while the doors are supplied ‘un-handed’, meaning they are easily reversible for left and right hand opening. This means installers can deliver a clean, professional installation in a minimum of time and with minimum disruption. Combining contemporary styling with practicality and easy maintenance, the Beam range of shower enclosures feature easy-clean coated glass and semi-frameless side panels and includes models to suit every situation and taste with no fewer than eight different formats including: pivot doors, bifold doors, sliding doors, side panels, quadrants, pentagon, wetroom divider panels and walk-in. Each door style features mechanisms to ensure trouble-free operation. Dual-roller bogies ensure smooth and consistent performance of sliding doors (including quadrants). Bi-fold models incorporate a planet gear mechanism that correctly aligns the door, while the adjustable ball catch used on the pivot door offers additional installation flexibility. The quadrant format features 5mm toughened safety glass and frameless centre opening doors fitted with a double roller to give a consistent slide movement and is available in four sizes: 800, 900, 1000 x 800, 1200 x 900mm. Two sizes of pentagon enclosures – 900 x 900 or 1200 x 900mm – can be assembled by combining
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Combining contemporary styling with practicality and easy maintenance, each enclosure in the Beam range features easyclean coated glass and semi-frameless side to suit every bathroom.
Featuring 8mm toughened safety glass and a square section bracing bar, the wetroom divider panels stand 1950mm high from top of tray and are supplied in four sizes: 800 (above), 900, 1000 and 1200mm (left).
Pivot and bi-fold doors comprise a 6mm safety glass frameless door, use 4mm framed inline panels and are available in eight sizes from 760 to 1700mm. The sliding door model comes in two sizes - 1000 and 1200mm with a 6mm safety glass frameless door. Pictured Mira Beam Bi-Fold 900 x 900mm.
Bi-fold models incorporate a planet gear mechanism that correctly aligns the door, while the adjustable ball catch used on the pivot door offers additional installation flexibility. Pictured Mira Beam Alcove Bi-Fold 900 x 900.
Mira’s ‘Slide & Lock’ mechanism enables pivot doors to be hung accurately and quickly because it is incorporated into the pivot blocks. If the width of the wall channel needs to be extended, an18mm filler kit is also available. Pictured Mira Beam Alcove Pivot 900 x 900.
Each enclosure is supplied with all the hallmarks of quality: a 10-year guarantee; power shower approval; and the chrome finish demanded by 90% of consumers wanting this type of product. Pictured Mira Beam 1200 Door.
pivot or bi-fold with pentagon panel pack of 4mm framed glass side panels. Mira’s own ‘Slide & Lock’ system means there is no need to drill the frame, so adjustment is easy and simplifies installation. ‘Slide & Lock’ comprises a ‘square U’ wall channel profile that incorporates an innovative fixing mechanism that allows for a huge 29mm of adjustment on out-of-true walls. The shower panel is offered into the ‘U’ and when square and level - is secured with a simple quarter-turn from an Allen key. The semi-frameless 6mm safety glass side panels are combined with pivot, bifold or sliding doors to create enclosures in 700, 760, 800 and 900mm profiles. A 400mm framed inline panel with 4mm safety glass is also available. The wetroom divider panels, which stand 1950mm high from top of tray, come in 8mm toughened safety glass. Manufactured using 5mm safety glass, walk-in panels can be installed with or without a tray or with its own end panel to create a cubicle. Available in two sizes 1400 and 1700mm - these panels stand 1900mm high from top of tray. All Mira shower enclosures are built to last and all the designs have been rigorously tested. Doors are tested for 32,000 slam cycles – equivalent to 20 years use by a family of four showering daily. Similarly, every panel is tested to BSEN14428+A1 (2008) which represents the impact of being hit by a 20-stone person falling over. Through developing the Beam range of shower enclosures Mira now offers the complete enclosure installation package. Compatible with Mira’s Flight shower trays, the new Beam enclosures raise the bar in terms of affordable style, choice and ease of installation.
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One of Aqualisa’s latest digital developments has been the introduction of digital diverter technology. Initially introduced with the Rise Digital range of showers and bath fills, the technology is the last word in family-friendly, versatile showering and bathing. Users can switch instantly, and at the touch of a button, between outlets and in addition to Rise, ‘divert’ technology is now also available for ilux Digital and HiQu Digital showers and bath fills.
hen Aqualisa launched the first digital shower over a decade ago, no one could have imagined the huge impact digital technology would have on the bathroom. But today, recognised for their intuitive functionality and fuss-free installation, digital showers and bath fills are everywhere and Aqualisa remains at the forefront of this remarkable technology - continuing to innovate and manufacture an increasingly sophisticated range of digital showering and bathing solutions that are accessible to everyone.
Being able to switch on a shower remotely has many benefits - not least being able to avoid getting unnecessarily splashed with cold water. Quartz Digital’s new wireless remote available with new Quartz Digital showers and as a retrofit option ensures this. Featuring an all-new, rotating LED display and benefitting from being completely cable-free, the remote is a fantastic, very practical addition to any Quartz Digital shower.
Aqualisa’s focus on prioritising the customer’s showering experience is seen yet again with the launch of the new Vitalise collection of electric showers. With a host of clever, consumer-facing features such as phased shut down and LCD displays, Vitalise electric showers couldn’t be easier to use and are ideal for supplementary showering schemes. 8.5kW, 9.5kW and 10.5kW models are all available.
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Equally renowned for its proven, performance-driven thermostatic technology, Aqualisa’s current range of mixer showers is probably the company’s most comprehensive yet. Midas Plus is a striking, dual outlet bar mixer that offers all the luxury of a drencher showerhead with the practicality of an adjustable hand shower - the perfect multi-tasking shower for busy bathrooms.
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M The New Matki EauZone Plus has been created to showcase the beauty of solid 10mm Safety Glass with the minimum amount of seals and framing. It features numerous design options with a vast range of standard panel and doors sizes. Bespoke sizes are also available to meet your exact requirements.
The Elixir Thermostatic Shower Mixer blade design with integral diverter, complete with easy clean hand shower, ultra slim Slide Rail and 220mm easy clean deluge, offers a high flow setting and an eco setting, restricting the flow to approximately 11 litres per minute.
atki has been a hallmark of quality showers and pioneering design since 1971. Whilst its designs continue to evolve, the company’s philosophy has remained unchanged. With a desire to create luxurious, hand-assembled bathroom solutions in the UK, Matki is not only known for creating visually stunning products that can be truly bespoke to you its name also represents quality and longevity. Throughout Matki’s high-quality collections, there is a theme of elegant minimalism. From the ‘seamless’ framing of shower doors to the solid simplicity of brass hinges and details, its products incorporate enviable style with innovative technology. The newly launched EauZone Plus Collection is no exception. The luxurious bathroom range offers customers the chance to make their bathroom design dreams a reality without being constricted by space and size. To complement the range, the new Preference Shower Tray and Universal 40 Colour Tray are also available made-to-measure, offering a truly tailor-made showering solution.
Add a splash of colour to your bathroom with Matki’s Universal 40 colour shower trays. The new range, which is just 40mm high, can quietly blend in with your subtle natural stone colours in either semi-matt or gloss finish or shout out in a vibrant colour to be noticed in your bathroom.
Matki Wet Room Panel with Return Panel Recessed Shower Tray This wetroom panel includes a clever hinged panel which can be rotated 180 degrees to keep water in the shower area. The panel also comes with optional low level tray, which can be recessed into the floor to achieve a flawless finish.
The new Preference Flat Shower Tray from Matki can be ordered made-to-measure to your exact requirements. Warm and soft to the touch, this designer tray is made from solid surface, rich in ground marble and is fully restorable. Whether you want your tray to fit around an unusual shaped wall or simply have an alternative design idea for your bathroom, Preference offers a flexible design solution.
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stop press Carron Phoenix has entered the growing boiling water tap market with the launch of its new Seraphina model in the universally popular swan neck style in a chrome finish. The tap was launched in May as part of the company’s newly updated and repositioned Elite Range of sinks, taps and waste disposal products. Seraphina utilises 3-in-1 technology allowing hot, cold and boiling water at 100˚C to be dispensed from the single tap, giving the benefits of user convenience and keeping the sink space neater with just a single appliance. The tap features a safety button on a twist-and-turn control to prevent accidental boiling water activation.
0161 436 6280 www.carron.com
Showerwall, one of the industry’s best established brands of waterproof wallpanelling for the bathroom, has upgraded its product offer with a brand new tongue and groove (T&G) option, launched at the beginning of May. The T&G option means that the Showerwall panels can be installed now with a simple v joint and sealed with silicone, as an alternative to using the standard extrusions with its square cut panel offer. The T&G panels are available ex-stock on the 2440 x 600mm panel size, and are available on the 2440 x 900mm and 2440 x 1200mm panel sizes on a made to order basis in ten working days.
08457 298 298 www.showerwall.co.uk
New from Smeg is a brand new range of beautiful appliances which feature state of the art technology, deliver real user benefits, ensure excellent performance and are easy to use, whilst still being kind to the environment. The flagship ‘Linea’ SFP140 Pyrolitic self cleaning oven, features EasyGuide touch controls with colour display, matching coffee machine and warming drawer. A comprehensive range of compact and combination ovens, coffee machines, warming drawers, hobs and hoods, and a selection of on-trend cooking appliances in white, offers maximum installation flexibility and choice. Also newly launched is Smeg’s range of dishwashers with 3rd level FlexiDuo cutlery basket, retro HomeBar and FAB5 mini fridge.
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Hettich brings order to the bathroom With Hettich’s drawer system for bathrooms based on its renowned InnoTech range, drawers can be customised to the customer’s needs and bathroom design, including curved fronts. With a modular platform concept, pipework, towels and storage for toiletries and cosmetics can be accommodated with practicality and style. InnoTech was designed to prioritise ease of fitting and adjustment, and is complemented by Hettich’s OrgaTray and OrgaStore internal storage elements. Options include a choice of decorative profiles topped with attractive rails or a range of DesignSide panels to finish the drawer side. Internal pull-outs are a handy solution, and InnoTech uses Hettich’s Quadro runners for their quiet, stable running and reliability. Push to open can be specified for hands-free convenience. InnoTech for the bathroom is the subject of a new Hettich brochure.
0161 872 9552 www.hettich.co.uk
The new Neptune Slim-Top sink range from Franke brings together style, quality and value starting with a competitively priced RRP of £275 inc VAT for the single bowl model, giving retailers, builders and merchants a keenly priced sink with the assurance of a 50-year guarantee against manufacturing defect. Neptune provides a fashionably low profile perimeter creating the stylish appearance of a flushmount but with the installation ease of an inset. It features a deep recessed drainer detail around the outside with the straight drainer pattern popular in the UK. The deep, welded bowls are practical for use and easy to clean.
0161 436 6280 www.franke.co.uk
After completely realigning the pricing structure of the Showerlux range, the sole UK distributor Ideal Bathrooms has produced a new 36-page brochure showing the entire range of enclosures and screens, with new inspiration room set photography. In addition, a new website dedicated exclusively to Showerlux has been designed and pos display material is also available to complement the brochure. Showerlux offers retailers high quality at competitive prices from the entry level Legacy to the luxurious Linea Touch, all now with a reinstated Lifetime Guarantee. Glass shield glass protection is standard on all slim line aluminium frames with toughened safety glass. A new Internal Sales Manager, David Wilson, will also strengthen the dedicated Showerlux service team maintaining Ideal’s well-renowned high standards.
0800 634 2600 www.showerlux.com
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stop press The Mereway Kitchens portfolio includes English Revival, a classical range with solid wood drawer boxes and in-frame painted doors, the contemporary Cucina Colore range, inspired by Italian styling, with bold colours and tactile textures, and the popular Complete Kitchen Collection, a versatile range with broad appeal and a choice of stunning options from contemporary to traditional styles. This portfolio follows an innovative concept; ‘Live Life the Mereway’, an award winning theme that scooped a Gold Award for Marketing Innovation at the 2012 Designer Awards and a brand promise that independent retailers are proud to deliver. The Newark kitchen (shown) represents affordable beauty, with touches of traditional craftsmanship that speak of fine quality and represents the very best in British design.
0800 028 4466 www.merewaykitchens.co.uk
Ideal Bathrooms, UK’s leading bathroom products distributor, has been recognised with an Diamond Award for its excellent performance record in health and safety. Operations Director Kim Kirby-Earnshaw received the prestigious Saint Gobain award at the annual ceremony held in Paris. Ideal Bathrooms is a member of the Saint Gobain Building Division, the global market leader for habit and sustainable building materials. “This award is an accolade for all those throughout the company who show such involvement in all aspects of health and safety,” says Kim. “This is something we are extremely proud of and is testament to the hard work of all Ideal Bathrooms’ employees. We will continue to react to a constantly changing working environment by introducing new measures wherever appropriate. The award is also a clear message to our customers about our commitment to health and safety in all aspects of company life.”
0800 634 2600 www.idealbathrooms.com
Barwood is a leading provider of accessible bathroom equipment to the special needs and disability sector. It offers a full portfolio of products for both commercial and domestic installations, designed to meet the challenges and diverse needs of the user, whether at home or in the work place. The company’s objective is to provide practical yet stylish designs that are also safe and comfortable to use. Barwood strive to manufacture and source quality bathroom products to allow users dignity, independence and confidence when visiting the bathroom.
01782 561814 www.barwoodproducts.com
The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering’s Operations Manager, Danny Davis, believes that Salamander’s Home Boost presents the UK plumbing industry with an opportunity. “Let me assure plumbers, installers and homeowners that Home Boost is legal!” said Salamander Sales and Marketing Director, Chris Vallance. “It complies with all the relevant water regulations and you don’t need to get the written approval of your water provider to install it”. “Home Boost is clever and it’s simple to install”, Danny said, “and it could be ideal for those living in smaller houses and flats. It’s encouraging to know that professional installers can now offer another solution to poor water flow issues, that has WRAS approval.”
0191 516 2002 www.salamanderpumps.co.uk
In the modern world, storage and de-cluttering has never been more high profile. Every bathroom showroom should take advantage of the trend by offering quality made furniture to clinch that extra sale with well-presented ‘wow factor’ furniture displays. Mereway Bathrooms is the perfect choice of supplier for all bathroom furniture requirements offering a collection of iconic modular pieces and highly practical ‘fitted runs’ of cabinets that give designers scope to create a stylish and functional bathroom. Mereway Bathrooms offer a 5-year guarantee on all products, and deliver to some of the shortest lead times in the industry, a trait to be proud of, together with a reputation for market-leading quality and service. That’s why so many dealers stay with Mereway year after year. Adriatic High Gloss.
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µ*ODVV-7HFK¶SOLQWKILWV simply onto manufacturers plinth for easy initial installation or the option to fit it retrospectively. To order call:
01279 868500 firstname.lastname@example.org National distributor
0121 706 7844
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