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ANNUAL PRODUCT GUIDE


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APPLIANCES

ANNUAL PRODUCT GUIDE

Cover: Electrolux Inspiration range. Developed by professionals, adapted for the home. Read more about Electrolux in the APPLIANCES section on page 4. Built-in Trade Sales: 08445 610561 Freestanding Trade Sales: 08445 610610 www.electrolux.co.uk

editor: Jan Orchard email: Jan@KitchenJournal.co.uk publication manager: Eoin Costen email: Eoin@KitchenJournal.co.uk design: James Crisp email: James@KitchenJournal.co.uk circulation: Jennifer Sims email: Circ@KitchenJournal.co.uk Tel: 01502 517115 Fax: 01502 517117 www.kitchenjournal.co.uk Please note: points of view expressed in articles by contributing writers and in advertisements included in Kitchen Journal do not necessarily represent those of the publishers. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information contained in Kitchen Journal, no legal responsibility will be accepted by the publishers for incidents arising from use of information published. All rights, including moral and intellectual property rights, reserved. COPYRIGHT: No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written consent of the publishers. Copyright CPC Ltd, 2012.

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SINKS AND TAPS

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KITCHENS AND CAD

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DOORS

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COMPONENTS AND LIGHTING

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SURFACES

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STOP PRESS

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CLASSIFIED DIRECTORY

ISSN 1468-6775 Readers should note that a charge may have been made by the publishers to cover the cost of reproducing some colour photographs in this publication.

origination: CPC Ltd printing: Swallowtail Print, Taverham Road, Norwich NR8 6RL published by: Craftsman Publishing Co Ltd, Napier House, 11 Surrey Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1LJ, United Kingdom


02 - AEG

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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 new 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 2 • KITCHEN JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2012

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.


03 - BAUMATIC

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B The Sins coloured glass fridge freezer collection is a new design concept that breaks away from the retro look usually associated with coloured appliances. A+ rated for energy efficiency, the Sins are frost free and have a generous gross capacity of 335 litres and an antibacterial surface for safer refrigeration.

The A+ rated energy efficient TITAN5.5 623-litre American fridge freezer is easy to use and organise. It has temperature and humidity controlled drawers to extend the life of fresh foods and Fast Cool and Fast Freeze switches. It is frost free and has an automatic ice dispenser.

Space and energy saving, the Baumatic 46cm Compact Appliance series includes the BCS461SS 46cm Combi Steam and multifunction oven, a touch operated all in one 34/42-litre (net/gross) cooking centre with 60 saved recipes and a memory to save 100 more. It has ten programmes and has steam, cooking and specialist combinations.

aumatic brings fashion and technology together to create trendsetting appliances. Offering an extensive selection of individually designed product collections, Baumatic invests in ground breaking technology to transform and enhance the cooking experience. The brand provides award winning design and functionality across its entire range, creating cost effective self cleaning and coloured appliances for its Slim-line collection; the first ever real black stainless steel designs for its Black-line series and semi professional intelligent products for its Premium-line offering. As well as AA rated coloured cookers, space and energy efficient compact appliances and funky retro coloured 50cm cookers, Baumatic has developed its refrigeration, laundry and dishwashing series to offer more energy efficient and labour saving home help. Baumatic offers a two-year labour and five-year parts guarantee as standard when the appliance is registered plus a five-year labour and parts guarantee on a selection of products. The company has an in house customer care team that includes skilled Baumatic engineers to deal with any technical queries or concerns.

Offering a 64-litre gross capacity multifunction oven and a generous second oven with grill, the BCD920 90cm dual fuel twin cavity range cooker has a five burner hob that includes a wok burner. It is available in Burgundy, Black and Ivory and has an LED programmer and wipe clean enamel cavity.

0118 933 6900 www.baumatic.co.uk KITCHEN JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2012 • 3


04 - ELECTROLUX

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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.

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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, lime green and ebony black 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.


05 - STOVES

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The Stoves Mini range collection of 60cm freestanding double ovens combine range cooker styling with smaller dimensions. Available in gas or dual fuel with a red, white and blue Union flag finish, and in electric or with a four zone induction hob in the monochrome Union flag finish, the main oven has a generous 59-litre capacity, along with a fully programmable timer, rear halogen light, fascia cooling system and push button ignition. The Stoves Sterling Mini Range 600DF UJC

Stoves Flying the Flag for Britain

The Stoves Duo Cook SEB900FPSMW is a 90cm built-in electric cooker with a 20-litre, 800W side-opening microwave with grill in the top cavity and a spacious 69-litre fanned oven. The main cavity hosts a variable rate electric grill and oven with easy clean enamel finish. Available in black and stainless steel the Duo Cook is A energy rated and is manufactured in the UK.

The Stoves Duo Cook SEB900FPSMW

The Stoves Professional collection of double ovens includes what is believed to be an industry first - an electronicallycontrolled, multifunction gas oven. An electric element on the gas oven halves pre-heat time and enables both top and base heat functions. Illuminated, touch sensitive electronic controls gives serious cooks the advantage of accurate, repeatable and consistent temperatures, which can be set in either gas mark or centigrade.

here is great patriotism and national pride in Britain this year as we host the Olympics and mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. And in the world of cooking no brand flies the British flag higher than Stoves - one of the few major kitchen appliance brands still committed to manufacturing in the UK. Stoves, which has been at the forefront of the highly successful Made in Britain campaign in the last year, knows exactly what the British cook expects from its appliances and tailors its products accordingly. The Stoves brand offers design, performance and quality of build, with products built using the best raw materials and made by dedicated UK teams who take pride in the products they create. Offering an option to suit every style of kitchen, size and fuel preference, the Stoves collection allows retailers to provide their customers with a wealth of choice and a product that truly fits their needs. Adding to the product portfolio for 2012 Stoves has given its hugely popular British-made Sterling Mini range collection a patriotic twist by launching red, white and blue Union flag and monochrome Union flag versions of its collection of 60cm freestanding double ovens. Always at the forefront of innovation, Stoves has also launched two industry firsts this year. The Stoves Professional collection of double ovens includes what is believed to be an industry first - an electronically-controlled, multifunction gas oven. Designed to maximise space, the NEW Stoves Duo Cook combines an oven and a microwave in the same unit. These products complement the stylish Stoves built-in collection which consists of a range of single and double A/AA-energy rated ovens and co-ordinating hobs. In range cooking, Stoves has also unveiled Colour Boutique, which gives consumers the opportunity to choose from 12 inspiring colours on all sizes and fuel variants of the Stoves Richmond. The brand has also made sure all of its induction cookers operate on a 32 amp supply, simplifying the installation process.

0844 248 4149 www.stoves.co.uk The Stoves Professional SGB900MFSe

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06 - BELLING

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Belling has applied the eyecatching 100 Collection aesthetic to some of its best selling range cookers. Big on features and personality, the DB4 90E CEN is a 90cm electric range cooker with a huge 91-litre capacity tall oven. It has a five zone ceramic hob, a fanned fully programmable main oven, a separate variable grill and is AA rated for energy efficiency.

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his year Belling celebrates its centenary and is proud to say that four generations of cooks have grown up with a Belling appliance in the kitchen. Established in 1912 by Charles Reginald Belling, Belling is now one of the UK’s best known and longest established cooking appliance brands and has a reputation built on producing innovative, affordable family friendly appliances with mass market appeal. Today Belling is proud to be part of the only major cooking appliance manufacturer still producing across all categories in the UK, making uniquely British products for British cooks. To celebrate its 100th birthday, Belling has launched a collection of products that combine its rich heritage as a British brand with modern good looks and technical innovation. The 100 Collection combines clean lines, a brilliant white finish and chrome accents to create an eye catching range of appliances with the wow factor. Included in the collection is a choice of four freestanding ovens, four built in ovens in a choice of 60, 70 and 90cm sizes, four 100 Collection range cookers and a contemporary makeover for the iconic Baby Belling. Belling has also unveiled Colour Boutique in the range cooking category, which gives consumers the opportunity to choose from 12 inspiring colours on all sizes and fuel variants of the Belling Classic. As the popularity of induction continues to increase, Belling now offers the smarter, faster, greener benefits of induction cooking across all categories including built in, range and freestanding products. In range cooking, all of Belling’s induction range cookers operate on a 32 amp supply, for ease of installation.

Belling DB4 90E CEN

Belling celebrates 100 years

Shown right in Floral Burst, which is part of the Summer Splash Collection from Colour Boutique, the Belling Classic 110GT has two gas ovens with rear lights and a separate variable gas grill, a storage compartment and an easy clean finish.

Bellng Classic 110GT

The Belling FSE60DOP CEN is a freestanding 60cm double oven cooker with a programmable timer. It is finished in limited edition white and chrome. The main cavity is a fully programmable large fan oven while the upper cavity is a conventional oven with variable electric grill. The cooker is A energy rated and has a four zone ceramic hotplate with easy to use rotary controls and six heat settings.

Belling FSE60DOP CEN

0844 248 4149 www.belling.co.uk 6 • KITCHEN JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2012

The BI60FP CEN is a 60cm, 58-litre electric fanned oven with programmable timer. It has a variable electric grill, five shelf positions and touch controls. Belling BI60FP CEN


07 - ZANUSSI

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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 award winning Zanussi Quadro® built in appliances has arrived. Designed for people who would rather spend time with family and friends than doing chores, the new Quadro® range offers a simple geometric style with easy to use controls that look good and work beautifully. The new range includes a wide choice of built in and built under single, double and compact ovens featuring the new 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 new ovens include pyrolytic models. All have impressive energy ratings. The new 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 whole of the Zanussi Quadro® cooling range, both built in and freestanding is now A+ rated and offers lots of customer choice plus sell up potential for the retailer. Shown here is the ZRB935NX2 freestanding fridge freezer that features CrispNoFrost to keep fresh food fresher longer.

The new 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

08445 610610 www.zanussi.co.uk KITCHEN JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2012 • 7


08 - LEC

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The TR55142W upright refrigerator is 1.4m high and has a cooling capacity of 200 litres with a freezing capacity of 25 litres, making it ideal for family use. There are four glass shelves and a salad drawer and reversible doors with recessed handles.

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Lec TR55142W

A COOLING BRAND WITH A RICH HERITAGE The new competitively priced A+ rated TU55142W above counter tall freezer has a net freezing capacity of 170 litres and has five drawers. The doors are reversible and the freezer is in white with recessed handles.

Lec TU55142W Lec TR55122W

ounded in 1942 as the Longford Engineering Company, Lec is now the oldest refrigeration brand in the UK and is currently celebrating its 70th birthday. The company was originally formed by Charles Purley, a fishmonger based in Bognor Regis, who was fed up with the high cost of ice and wanted to develop a refrigeration system to keep his fish fresh and cool. His first refrigerator, made using a CO2 compressor, proved so popular that he abandoned fish and was soon making 27 fridges a week. By the end of the late 1940s, Lec was turning out more than 2,000 fridges a week, had 90 percent of the British export market to Canada and was making inroads into the USA. In 1989 the company was capable of producing 3,000 fridges a day and employed 1,900 people. Lec’s product range is built around the needs of modern family life - whether that means capacity and durability for family homes, compact designs for smaller properties or style and elegance for modern apartments. Lec has always been well known for its niche sizes and models and over the years has built on that strength. Lec has also added value in energy savings, delivering an A+ rating on the majority of its products. The latest addition to the range of A+ rated models is a collection of 55cm designs. Lec is proud to have its complete range of A+ rated products backed by the Energy Savings Trust (EST), the UK’s leading impartial organisation helping to save energy and reduce carbon emissions. The EST symbol represents a smarter choice all round. In fact, whenever a consumer buys a product that features the symbol, they can be sure that it will cost less to run and will be kinder to the environment.

The TF55142W 55cm frost free combi has a net cooling capacity of 122 litres and a freezing capacity of 62 litres. This well designed combi has in door storage, glass shelves, an interior light and automatic defrost.

www.lec.co.uk Lec TF55142W

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The TR55122W 1.2m high 55cm upright refrigerator has a 153-litre cooling capacity and a compact 22-litre freezer. The refrigerator section has three glass shelves and a salad drawer, recessed handles and reversible doors.


09 - NEW WORLD

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The NW601ETC 60cm twin cavity cooker shown in Metallic Purple from the Colours Collection has a four zone ceramic hotplate in a granite effect finish. The A energy rated main oven is fanned and there is also a single variable electric grill in the top cavity.

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n recognition of the vital role that the kitchen plays at the centre of the home, New World’s range of appliances has been designed to suit every scheme, taste and culinary need. New World’s simple and intelligent collection is designed for life and will transform any kitchen into a cooking haven without breaking the bank. To give homeowners the chance to personalise their kitchens even further, New World has launched the Colours Collection which offers an eye catching selection of built in and freestanding ovens across a choice of sizes and fuel types. The Colours Collection contrasts black glass with a brightly coloured trim available in metallic purple, blue, green, red and, for those looking for something extra special, an ultra shiny chrome finish. The new design ovens are also available with the more traditional finishes of white, black and stainless steel. The range includes a number of single and double built in ovens, available in 60, 70 and 90cm widths and in both gas and electric fuel types. Following the success of the built in Colours Collection, New World has now launched a range of 55 and 60cm gas, electric and dual fuel freestanding cookers with the electric versions featuring stunning granite effect ceramic hobs. For those looking for something larger, New World has unveiled a 100cm dual fuel range cooker packed with features. The New World Spirit is a generously proportioned range cooker with a separate variable grill, a fanned oven and a large conventional oven, both with a 48-litre capacity.

New World NW901G

New World NW601ETC

Many keen cooks prefer a gas grill, making the NW901G gas oven with grill the perfect choice. This 90cm cooker has a 51-litre main oven and the large gas grill has two shelf positions.

The single A rated NW601FP 60cm programmable electric fan oven from the Colours Collection has a 63-litre capacity. Other features include a fanned grill, defrost function and drop down door. New World NW601FP

The 100cm Spirit 100DFT range cooker has a separate variable electric grill, a fanned oven and a large conventional oven, both with 48 litres capacity. There is a useful lower storage compartment and an eight burner gas hob with enamel pan supports and flame safety. The range is available in Black and Silver, is A rated and LPG convertible.

0844 248 4149 New World Spirit 100DFT

www.newworldappliances.co.uk KITCHEN JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2012 • 9


10 - SAMSUNG

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esigned to offer consumers the ultimate in time and labour saving features, Samsung kitchen appliances are big on style and big on the inside - but do not need extra space. Samsung Home Appliances has introduced a range of stylish space saving equipment designed to make life simpler. Even though these appliances have the same exterior dimensions as standard models, these new designs have extra space inside and are packed with clever features.

Despite its impressive 12kg wash load capacity, Samsung’s WF1124XAC ecobubble™ washing machine has the same exterior dimensions as a standard size unit. Featuring award winning ecobubble™ technology, this machine generates bubbles that penetrate fabrics up to 40 times faster than a conventional water and detergent mixture, saving up to 70 percent energy on each wash while still delivering excellent cleaning results at 15ºC. This machine has an A+++ energy rating and is rated A for spin and wash performance. It has 16 easy to use auto programmes, a top spin speed of 1400 rpm and Samsung’s patented Vibration Reduction Technology, which significantly reduces vibration and noise, improving reliability.

The Samsung Dual Cook steam oven has a massive 65-litre cavity that can be split using an insulated divider, making it possible to cook different dishes at different temperatures and with the option of using steam technology. The divider splits the oven into 32 and 30 litre cavities and it is possible to cook in just one or in both at the same time. The oven cavity can be used in full or just partially for steam cooking, offering more cooking options than ever.

0330 726 7864 www.samsung.com/uk 10 • KITCHEN JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2012

The G Series of fridge freezers feature thin wall insulation technology that maximises storage space so consumers can store more food, shop less often and organise their groceries more easily. Created with style in mind, these fridge freezers will give any kitchen the wow factor, with a range of premium colour finishes and easy to use blue LED displays. The G Series range is available in a variety of sizes, from an American style three door (pictured above) and side by sides, to no frost combi fridge freezers.


11 - FRANKE

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The Pebel sink meets the growing trend for soft curves in the kitchen. Combining a free flowing style and an undulating feature drainer, Pebel is a benchmark for future trends in kitchen design. The sink is available in Polar White, Coffee and Onyx and with a choice of matching accessories such as a stainless steel strainer bowl, a glass chopping board and a drainer basket.

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Pebel comes as a single or one and a half bowl sink and is made from Fragranite incorporating Santized™. On unprotected surfaces, bacteria can multiply every 20 minutes. The Sanitized™ hygiene solution in Fragranite sinks helps to provide protection for the lifetime of the sink as it is mixed into the bulk material rather than being applied as a coating. The retail price for a Pebel single bowl is £375.79 including VAT, and a one and a half bowl is £389.76 including VAT.

MORE FROM FRANKE IN 2012 Curvy Cresta The new Cresta tap has a distinctive curvy shape and a single flow spout fitted with a Perlator to give a champagne like flow. The smooth lines are designed to complement minimalist kitchens. The tap is 268mm tall and has a spout reach of 218mm. It is part of the Pro-value range and is available in Chrome and SilkSteel. Price, £172.80 in Chrome and £197.42 in SilkSteel.

ollowing the success of the centenary year in 2011, Franke is marking 2012 with the launch of a portfolio of innovative and beautiful products including new sinks, taps and hoods for today’s kitchens. Franke is a leader in kitchen technology and 2012 will continue to see the progress towards creating new and different design motifs. With the kitchen now very much a fashion statement, Franke is consciously adapting designs to fit various materials in its product portfolio. “We are working on building families of products so that the same style is available across all budget ranges and materials,” says Product Manager John Swain.

SENSATIONAL SIRIUS Sirius is a new range of coloured undermount sinks that have been designed to look and feel as luxurious as ceramic or Fragranite but at a fraction of the cost. The sinks are made from Tectonite, a new silky smooth material from Franke. Perfect for the super stylish budget conscious customer, Sirius comes in Polar White, Coffee and Carbon Black in a choice of three single bowl models and a one and a half bowl model. Tectonite works perfectly with the new generation of worktops, which are coloured, lighter in weight and easier on the purse than heavy real stone. The sinks are lighter in weight so can easily be supported by these new worktops. “The new Sirius is a perfect example of our aim to offer families across all budgets and materials,” says Product Manager John Swain. “We already have undermounts in ceramic, Fragranite and stainless steel. There is no loss of quality or durability - a Tectonite sink can withstand temperatures of up to 300ºC and dirt/liquid are not absorbed even after 48 hours.” Sirius undermounts retail from £152.83.

Marvellous Minerva Following the huge success of the Minerva 3-in-1 kettle tap, the Franke website now includes quick, clear videos showing why the tap is so popular in a busy kitchen. The five videos can be found by following a link on the home page at www.franke.co.uk. Videos show using the tap to make tea and coffee, how the safety handle works and how easy it is to fit the tank behind a standard 150mm plinth - which has proved to be a real selling point.

Get into the Swing Franke has launched a new for 2012 model of the popular Swing hood. Swing now comes in both white and black glass and features smart style statements including a stainless steel band across the front, dimmable spotlights and ghost controls - all the user has to do it hover a finger over the control, there is no need to touch. The new Swing also features an energy saving motor and a silent automatic opening system. It has eight speeds plus intensive and optional remote control - perfect for an open plan kitchen or for anyone with special needs. The 24-hour continuous ventilation feature provides a constant flow of fresh air through the kitchen. Washable aluminium grease filters make maintenance easy and Franke also offers optional charcoal filters for use when the hood is fitted for recirculation rather than ducting to the outside. Swing in white retails at £1,965.36 and £2,029.20 in black.

0161 436 6280 www.franke.co.uk KITCHEN JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2012 • 11


12 - RAK

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RAK’S STYLISH AND PRACTICAL KITCHEN RANGE

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he wide range of fireclay sinks, taps and worksurfaces from RAK Ceramics provides many different options for both domestic and commercial kitchens. Combining style with practicality, the range includes under, over and surface mounted sinks in a variety of formats, chrome plated brassware and complementary tiles and worktops. The range also includes ceramic sinks, sanitaryware, brassware and acrylic baths with products currently exported to over 150 countries. Established in 1991, RAK Ceramics is the world’s largest manufacturer of ceramic and porcelain tiles.

GOURMET SINKS There are six sleek Gourmet multi use sinks in the range in both single and 1.5 bowl options, with smooth or ridged drainers. All designs are reversible and have chrome or brass waste kits. For the small luxury kitchen, models include the Gourmet Sink 17 bowl and drainer (above) - which is suitable for over and under mounting - and the compact Gourmet 16 (left).

Style on tap

ELEGANT INSETS RAK’s elegant inset models include the Gourmet Dream Sink 1 (above), which is available in both white and high gloss black. Upstands and splashbacks are also available, as well as an extensive range of tiles for seamless co-ordination between walls, worktops and floors.

01730 237850 www.rakceramics.co.uk 12 • KITCHEN JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2012

In partnership with German tap specialist Kludi, RAK manufactures a dedicated range of chrome plated sink mixers. Designs include single and dual lever 20/23cm monoblocs with elegant chrome on brass crosshead or lever handles. White porcelain handles are also available on some ranges. Tap features include dual flow, nonrocking aerator spouts, 90 degree rotation and heavy brass casting with a locking nut for solid fixing. All taps are suitable for low pressure installations.


As individual as you are! Are you in our Dealer Directory? Over one million readers interested in kitchens have the opportunity to see our consumer advertising campaign this year; they have a direct link to the Dealer Directory on our website. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Check your dealer entry. Is it prominent? To discuss, contact your Regional Manager or ring us on 01923 635200.

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14 - PEGLER

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egler Yorkshire is now part of the worldwide Aalberts Industries Group and has been leading the way in the specialist fields of fittings, taps and valves since 1888. This impressive pedigree combined with the company’s commitment to new product development and leading edge innovations has made Pegler Yorkshire a key manufacturer and major supplier in the global plumbing and heating markets. The key characteristics of Pegler Yorkshire are leadership in the industry, innovation in both services and customer focused product development and the determination to deliver best value. The company has the strength and flexibility to respond to changing customer needs and has one of the largest sales teams in the industry. The development of new products is driven by customer feedback and the relationship created with contractors and installers worldwide. Pegler Yorkshire is committed to continually developing innovative products that are practical and offer installed cost savings alongside more extensive guarantees, shorter lead times and value for money. When it comes to taps, choice and guaranteed quality are what customers want - and Pegler Yorkshire offers both these essential qualities in the Francis Pegler range. Mike Dickinson, Tap and Mixers Product Manager, says, “Our aim is to provide specifiers, installers and consumers with an all round superior and stylish tap solution for the kitchen. Our new additions and recategorisation of the Francis Pegler kitchen tap range has ensured that our continual innovation and product development will appeal to all.”

The Chef single lever monobloc is based on taps used in professional kitchens and has a spring assisted spray hose.

0870 120 00284 www.pegleryorkshire.co.uk 14 • KITCHEN JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2012

Straight lines and angled corners give Manta a contemporary, futuristic look thanks to its rectangular spout, square handles and flat lever arms.

Circles, cylinders and curves combine to create Adorn. The tap has a wide diameter spout and a pencil style single lever control. It is available in polished chrome.

The rectangular styling of Cyber is softened by smooth curves. The cylindrical spout is supported by a tubular foot that holds the side action single lever control. Cyber is available in chrome or brushed steel finishes.


15 - ASTRACAST

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ounded in 1984, Astracast was set up as a specialist manufacturer of composite sink products, and was the first of its kind in the world. Innovation is at the heart of every product we produce, with strong emphasis on design and performance to create sinks that offer market leading quality combined with stunning looks and practical features that make an Astracast sink the focal point in any kitchen.

NEW for 2012 - DESIGNER PACK COLLECTION Choosing the right kitchen sink and tap can create a real statement. The New Designer Pack Collection provides more ways to personalise your customer's needs. The Designer Pack range offers a clear and simple way to choose a sink, tap and accessory and offers a saving of up to £260 compared to buying each component individually.

CHOICE & SIMPLICITY The Designer Pack Collection is all about choice and simplicity - the perfect sink with all the accessories and tap in one simple package. Choose your desired sink from a range of 11 of our most popular sink families. Sinks are available in single bowl, bowl and a half, inset, undermount and across all three materials including stainless steel, ceramic and composite. We have a design solution to suit any style of kitchen, from the traditional ceramic Equinox to the cutting edge Vantage Steel. Every sink in the range comes packaged complete with a bespoke accessory pack. All your customer needs to do is choose a tap to match.

BESPOKE STYLE Designer Packs enable the customer to add their own individual flair to their kitchen with a choice of six of our most popular taps. Again simplicity is key, just add on the additional upgrade cost, ranging from £10 to £50 to the cost of your designer pack. For further information look out for the Designer Pack 2012 brochure which is available now.

01274 475179 www.astracast.co.uk KITCHEN JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2012 • 15


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The strong purposeful design of the Elara kitchen mixer reflects its stature as a solid performer. The single lever operation means that the tap can be used with just one hand. Elara has a swivel spout and a single lever ceramic disc cartridge to ensure smooth, effortless operation.

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istributed in the UK by Croydex, Damixa brassware combines the best in Danish design with functional, stylish taps that not only look good but have been designed with the needs of the user firmly in mind. The Damixa range which is tailored specifically for the UK market includes 23 kitchen taps, all featuring technological advances and eco friendly performance to fulfil the brand’s “when design makes sense” philosophy. Other innovations include Damixa's X-Change system, which allows Damixa kitchen and bathroom mixers to be changed in less than 20 seconds using just an Allen key and without turning off the water supply.

Striking Slate products are ideal for contemporary kitchens but certainly not minimalist when it comes to features. As well as anti scald and eco functions, the taps are easy to maintain as they have a rubber coated aerator that can be rubbed free of limescale. The Slate range includes Damixa’s revolutionary X-Change unit as standard and comes in a choice of spout options. Slate taps have a swivel spout, a single lever ceramic disc cartridge for smooth, trouble free operation and the adjustable aerator turns through 360º.

Flexible and functional Eris reflects style and contemporary elegance. Eris features the X-Change system, which allows the tap to be changed in seconds without disconnecting the water supply. It has two flow patterns - aerated or needle spray available at the touch of a button. The pull out hose extends to 60cm and the tap automatically returns to aerated spray when the hose is retracted. Eris has a swivel spout and a single lever ceramic disc cartridge for effortless operation.

Characterised by a smooth, flat surface and a perfectly cylindrical body, the Profile series adds a touch of elegance to any modern kitchen. Features include the X-Change system, a swivel spout and a slimline concealed aerator for a smooth splash free flow.

WATER SAVING FEATURES ● Eco-klik gives a positive resistance to prevent the tap being turned to full flow. It can easily be clicked past if more flow is required. ● Eco-save is a water saving cartridge, which can reduce flow by up to 25 percent if adjusted during installation.

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Available with optional coloured accents, the Arc tap is truly versatile. The body, the arm and the head can be individually adjusted, allowing water to flow freely in virtually any direction.

● Regul8 is a flow regulation system, which keeps water flow at a maximum of eight litres per minute. ● All of these features can be activated during the installation process and are easy to de-activate at a later date if required.


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The stainless steel Texas continues to be one of Reginox’s best selling high end ranges. There are eight different size options, all with a deep bowl featuring a small 10mm radius in each corner to create a clean, uncluttered minimalist look. With its trademark square waste and overflow that mirror the overall design and shape of the sink, Texas makes a stunning addition to any contemporary kitchen and can be undermounted, integrated or inset.

A brand new addition to the RegiCeramic range, the black ceramic RL404CB is guaranteed to make a real style statement in the kitchen. Manufactured from fine fireclay with a beautiful high gloss finish, the sink blends a contemporary angular design with a time honoured material, ensuring that it will suit both modern and traditional kitchens. A 1.5 bowl version (the RL401CB) is also available. Both sinks are suitable for installation in 600mm units.

With its angular yet curving spout, the new Venta tap has a contemporary look that will complement both stainless steel and ceramic sinks. Simple and elegant in design, Venta has single lever operation and comes in a high quality polished chrome finish. It is ideally suited to higher pressure systems.

The new RFHC03 tap delivers both steaming 98ºC hot water and cold filtered water at the touch of a lever. Ideal for the modern kitchen, the tap can produce up to 100 cups of steaming hot water per hour and is both energy efficient and economical. Available in sparkling chrome with a swivel spout it has single lever hot and cold activation and a push lever safety lock mechanism.

s the manufacturer of nearly 1.5 million sinks a year, it is probably not surprising that Reginox can offer its UK customers a range that includes in excess of 150 different models. With a fantastic selection of stainless steel products, including undermounts, inset and integrated sinks, as well as ceramic and granite options, Reginox really does have something for everyone. Reginox also offers an extensive selection of taps, many of them hand picked to complement the company’s sink designs, allowing the homeowner to make a real statement in the kitchen. With waste disposals and a full range of practical and functional accessories also available, Reginox is well positioned to provide the total sink solution. The company uses the finest materials and employs world class leading production technology to create outstanding designs and finishes of the highest quality.

Reginox’s new stainless steel Kansas sink reflects the trend for deeper bowls and is manufactured using a unique deep drawing technique that eliminates the need for welding. The sink’s 250mm bowl depth makes it ideal for washing up larger items that won’t easily fit in a dishwasher such as woks, pressure cookers and large chopping boards. Available in four different sizes, Kansas is suitable for integrating, insetting or undermounting.

01260 280333 www.reginox.co.uk KITCHEN JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2012 • 17


18 - QUOOKER

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leek, stylish and allowing consumers to dispense with the electric kettle, the Quooker boiling water tap has become a kitchen must have. It can be used for everything from making hot drinks to supplying water for cooking vegetables, pasta, boiling eggs and many other tasks. The Quooker was invented by Henri Peteri back in 1970. He was working on the development of instant soup but realised it would never be instant without ready to use boiling water on tap. After many prototypes, his son Niels came on the scene and the idea turned into a product. In 1992, the Quooker Basic tap was launched in the Netherlands and by 2000, Quooker had started to make a profit. The tap was launched on to the UK market in 2005 and has rapidly become a kitchen essential. Although there are many hot taps on the market, Quooker is the only true dedicated 100ºC boiling water tap - and therefore the one that replaces a kettle.

The Quooker Combi New from Quooker is the Combi. The dedicated Quooker tap dispenses the exact amount of water needed at 100ºC while water at 50-65ºC is available via the existing kitchen mixer. It is easy to install and operates from a cold water feed.

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Quooker taps come in four different styles and four different finishes. All of them are easy to install and have full height adjustment with 360º rotation. The taps deliver 100ºC water in a fine aerated spray rather than a direct jet and can only be operated by adult hands so children cannot accidentally switch the hot water on. A Quooker can be retrofitted to an existing kitchen and the tap hole can be cut in any solid surface other than glass. In an area free from limescale the HITAC filter only needs to be changed at three to five year intervals. In areas where limescale is a problem the tank will need to be cleaned out every 12-18 months. Both jobs are easy - and Quooker’s trained engineer force is available to carry out maintenance tasks for a small charge.


For qu and h ick a f re e p s s l e roduc t availa bility : www. egger. co.uk/ where tobuy

“DEVELOPING A NEW RANGE USED TO BE TIME CONSUMING, DIFFICULT AND EXPENSIVE. NOT ANY MORE.” Through our network of distributors, furniture manufacturers can now get boards quicker and easier than ever before ... matching edging too. And with availability from 1 board (and 1 roll) this could help you reduce stock and improve cashflow. Furthermore, our room visualisation tool (VDS) can save you from having to build prototypes as you can view EGGER decors in a number of ‘KBB’ roomsets. So, as well as speeding up development time, you can also try any number of variations and ultimately output your designs in marketing literature, potentially saving you significant costs. Check out www.egger.co.uk/zoom to see how ZOOM® can help you.


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A kitchen from Poggenpohl is something to experience – it must be touched, felt, tried out, lived in. At your local Poggenpohl Studio you will be inspired by the virtually limitless possibilities, with expert designers to guide you through the choices and show how innovative thinking and a clear design language can create fabulous living solutions for the 21st Century.

Furnishing a kitchen is much more than the installation of units and appliances. To really bring the living space up to date the designer needs to take an inspired look at the overall picture. At Poggenpohl the essential themes of cooking, living and communication are woven seamlessly into one and complement each other to form a perfect solution. Poggenpohl studios provide consumers with limitless possibilities.

With a reputation for engineering excellence, robust construction and cutting edge design stretching back over the past century, the Poggenpohl brand is synonymous worldwide with innovation and luxury, offering the uncompromising style and lasting value expected from an internationally recognised brand. Discover the company and the people behind the brand.

Poggenpohl kitchens feature exclusive drawers and pull outs. Their intelligent design contributes to the ground breaking functionality of the kitchen. Aluminium frames with a thickness of just 8mm give an unmistakable elegance. Two modular systems allow internal configurations to suit any storage need.

Minimal design with maximum impact is the key to Segmento. Handleless fronts highlight the tactile and aesthetic qualities of the surfaces. Flowing transitions between cooking and seating areas blur the boundaries so that it is no longer possible to see where the kitchen ends and living begins. Poggenpohl’s sophisticated colour palette with subtle mother of pearl colours or brilliant high gloss finishes harmonises perfectly with mellow grained wood tones. Doors and pull outs open at a touch.

01727 738100 www.poggenpohl.com 20 • KITCHEN JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2012

Plusmodo open and closed areas give practical storage added style. Pull out trays and internally lit shelves display everyday objects as decorative elements and keep all utensils easy accessible. Gentle floodlighting washes over striking cantilevered worktops.


21 - MARK DAVID

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M A perfectly blended combination of the gloss of Bari and texture of Montana.

A compact kitchen ergonomically designed in a smart combination of Bari and Kastell.

A clever mix of storage and low level seating.

ark David has been a distributor of German kitchens for over 30 years and now offers four brands within an impressive portfolio that includes an exclusive range of British handmade furniture called Yesteryear. Brion is the most recent addition from Germany, offering a more affordable option without any compromise on quality. Brion is manufactured by one of Germany’s oldest kitchen producers, but the product itself is very young, having been launched just over 12 months ago. The third generation of owners has displayed significant innovation in developing Brion as a compact range that can remain competitively priced and in adding an innovative handleless option in the form of Brion Pure. Brion has been skilfully co-ordinated so that veneered door options can be offered in the more affordable laminates, allowing an easy swap for the designer without having to rethink colour choices. Brion works on a simple 130mm roster system, uses a unique colour for its buffered Blumotion drawer system and its 54 door finishes can be edged in a choice of three different effects. “The addition of the Brion kitchen range has been an exciting development at Mark David and we are really pleased to see new accounts opening nationwide,” comments Mark Evans, Managing Director. The most difficult commitment for new accounts in the current climate is the initial outlay for a display, so Mark David has developed a new start up kitchen that includes a small display, samples and brochures for just £150. Mark David also offers Nolte, Beeck and Yesteryear.

Compartmentalised waste bins simplify recycling.

01279 868500 www.markdavid.co.uk KITCHEN JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2012 • 21


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he Milan Furniture Fair is always a major event for bulthaup and 2012 was no exception. This year the company looked at an adaptive system that grows organically in line with the needs of the user. “This concept reflects the new beginning for the brand that we announced back in 2011,” said CEO Marc O Eckert. “Passion and commitment, the values that made bulthaup so strong in the past, led us logically to the organic principle of creating space and function.” The new principle of bulthaup b3 is based on functional prisms - geometric structures that create functional and aesthetic order. These elements create a highly personal look and feel while fulfilling a functional role through drawers and pull outs - and in the future on the walls above worktops. Flexible sliding elements are used to hold in place, organise and provide support wherever necessary. All horizontal elements in the functional wall will, in the future, be steplessly adjustable in both horizontal and vertical planes. Slender modular bulthaup panels will allow for flexible design that mixes visible functional zones with sleek, smooth surfaces. Users will be able to modify the kitchen in line with their ideas and needs. This organic growth is based on the universality and flexibility of bulthaup kitchens, which are ideally suited to any lifestyle and adapt to any culture and culinary tradition.

0844 846 7810 www.bulthaup.com 22 • KITCHEN JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2012

The new drawer and pull-out system for bulthaup b3 is a considered response to the growing desire among today's sophisticated consumers for greater personal choice and individuality. Created using bulthaup's distinct design language, it offers a unique, unmistakable look and feel. It is a system of fully compatible elements, which sets new standards in terms of form, materials, precision fit and finish, and intelligent function. It is also extremely versatile; for example, it can be installed beneath the cooktop. The uniquely functional height staging of the frames gives the user greater flexibility when it comes to storage. The timelessness of the design opens up new possibilities when it comes to personalising the kitchen space. High-quality materials and precision manufacturing ensure the system is robust and durable. The close alignment with the new bulthaup interior fitting system creates opportunities for a new dimension of sensuality in the design of kitchens.


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Handleless and using the latest Ferrari touch and drive systems the Lava Kitchen shown here features a central double island linked by a raised dining space with a 120mm natural stone worktop. Separating the wet area from the modular cooking area, each island unit features a 12mm stainless steel worktop with interior drawers and cupboard units. Stainless steel indented shelving makes a feature of exterior cupboards in each island. Tall wall-mounted units, cupboards and drawers are matte lacquer and pictured in Lava colourway but can be colour-matched to 4,400 colours. Grain-matched wood veneer panelling in light oak features integrated storage and L-shaped shelving.

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O The Room Kitchen features a geometric elongated island unit bisected by a lower level peninsula. The island unit includes exterior sliding cupboards made from grain-matched light oak veneer, with deep handleless drawers on the interior. The 120mm peninsula and 23mm worktop and end panel are made from polished Nero Assoluto stone. Tall housing in a matt lacquered finish incorporates integrated cooling and ovens, and can be colour-matched to up to 4,400 colours. The larder with stainless steel shelving is behind a central partition made from frosted glass, which can also be colourmatched to specification.

The double island format is a signature statement for Intuo and the Pearl Kitchen features undercounter cupboard and door fronts made from Core Ash veneer with matching wall panelling. 23mm worktops in Nero Assoluto stone complement tall units that feature silk-feel door fronts made from matte black glass with stainless steel surrounds, that can be colour-matched to up to 4,400 colours. All cupboards and drawer units are custom-designed to specification and feature Ferrari touch and drive systems. All internal units feature Blum Dynamic Storage. Stainless steel L-shaped shelving units complement the natural forms with functional styling.

wned by the Nobia Group, Intuo is the premium brand from EWE, the world-renowned and awardwinning kitchen company from Austria. Entering the UK three years ago via exclusive agents, Searle & Taylor Kitchens, the Intuo brand continues its expansion throughout the British market. For 2012, Intuo has invested in a major UK advertising awareness campaign with full pages and an A5 customer leaflets in kitchen-related consumer glossy magazines, and with an online presence. Intuo represents the ultimate in premium contemporary design where natural forms combine with professional functionality. Special features include height, width and depth adjustments to standard UK measurements; grain-matching of most wood veneers; Ferrari catch mechanisms with most handle-less kitchens and Blum Dynamic Storage units as standard. Each kitchen comes in a number of colourways and Intuo’s unique selling point is its ability to colourmatch every lacquered or glass kitchen unit and splashback to the colour of the customer’s choice up to 4400 RAL or NCS colours, for a nominal additional cost.

This Character Kitchen features grain-matched walnut veneer (also available in dark and light oak and core beech) for tall units together with 23mm thick doors in white matte lacquer, which can be colour-matched to 4,400 options. The 23mm worktop is made from durable composite laminate material with a black solid core, as a contrast to the fronts and the corner end panel. The professionally equipped cooking island features worktop appliances and additional wet area for food preparation. Special features include an aluminium/stainless steel niche light with socket, niche back panel of tempered glass with visible mounting screws plus cleverly arranged 120cm extra wide and pull-out units.

01962 850851 www.searle-taylor.co.uk KITCHEN JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2012 • 23


24 - LEICHT

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kitchens The new cookware centre launched by Leicht in 2012 and shown here in Classic-FS/Frame-H range, has huge functional storage with moveable shelves, utensil holders on the doors and LED lights to illuminate. It is the perfect place to hide away all the clutter.

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ophisticated designs to suit contemporary living combined with new intelligent technology solutions and a great variety in size describes Leicht’s range of kitchens for 2012. As a leading German manufacturer for nearly a century, Leicht recognises the need to be highly competitive with designs for the future. Colours remain neutral in line with the latest trends. New muted colours have been introduced with Sand Grey added in many laminate, glass and lacquered finishes while new Textured Copper Oak and Textured Slate Oak offer more variety in the veneer finishes. Patented floating base units where a metal cradle gives the look that the units are floating, new handles and new edgings are all key features for 2012. New full height doors are available on tall units as well as a new wall hanging system for base units. For 2012 Leicht has brought in ceramic worktops in nine colours and designs plus flush to the surface ceramic built in sinks. The benefit of ceramic worktops is that they are completely heat and scratch resistant and very hard wearing. Leicht has also introduced a new extraction system using plasma filter technology that effectively removes odours, grease particles and humidity while circulating the air. This system has been used in professional kitchens or some time but this is the first time it has been seen in a domestic setting. Leicht has 60 UK showrooms and is also a significant supplier to the contract sector.

Straight lines, clean and comfortably bright, the Kanto-KH/Kanto-AG kitchen uses an exciting combination of materials to connect the kitchen to the living area. The handleless Mountain Larch surfaces of the integrated tall units recede into the background while white wall units come to the fore. The island floor units, the wall unit group and the tall units are framed by vertical side panels and provide a visual division of living and working space.

07802 402921 www.leicht.com 24 • KITCHEN JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2012

Harmony in material, form and colour is characteristic of this Leicht Classic-FS/Frame-H kitchen. A matt black lacquered bar top is recessed into the island unit which forms a right angled frame protruding from the cupboard front to provide a foot rest below.

The Leicht Tocco Timber shows copper oak kitchen fronts which give a natural appearance. Enhnaced by velvet-matt Resopal laminate in magnolia and glass shelving gives it an open feeling.


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Drawings can be created in minutes.

N Actual worktop and tile designs can be imported.

There are no annual charges for using the product.

Nexus offers free telephone and internet support for all users.

exus Design Software has released Version 9 of the Kitchen and Bathroom CAD Design Software with a new bedroom release to follow very soon. The latest versions have incorporated the new Texture Interface (Ti) technology that allows users to import realistic textures of tiles, worktops and wood/paint finishes from their suppliers and show them in the finished presentation. Along with many additional libraries introduced with the latest releases, a new Nexus Viewer feature is available to add on to the current versions. This offers the user an opportunity to send their potential client a real time 3D walkthrough presentation of the proposed design layout. New links have been incorporated into Version 9 to expand the products pricing/ordering functionality. KBB Connect and EQ Software have access to the Nexus output and can deliver a number of additional benefits to the design program. Nexus Design Software has maintained the ease of use structure in the new releases while delivering a more advanced product. Existing users that have taken advantage of the latest upgrades have reported back with very positive feedback and are now taking advantage of the many new features they have at hand. With major changes to the development process at Nexus, the future for new products and technical advances looks very promising.

BATHROOMS AND BEDROOMS, TOO

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26 - MARPATT

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arpatt has been a leading supplier of kitchen doors and accessories since the 1970s. This family company puts its customers first with a range of interesting and high quality products that span many different kitchen styles and price points. For 2012, Marpatt has added some ultra contemporary designs to complement its established traditional product range. This means that the company can now offer a range that includes European high gloss, matt painted, wood slab and handleless doors plus stunning wood and painted kitchens in many different designs. In addition to its lay-on door ranges Marpatt offers a bespoke in-frame service that gives the look and feel of a hand made kitchen. The inclusion of a built to order in frame solution means that Marpatt clients can meet a very wide range of design briefs from contemporary to traditional. A brand new brochure featuring many new designs is now available. If you would like a representative to visit you or you would like to visit the Marpatt showroom and distribution centre, please call for an appointment.

Mowbray Painted shown in Snowdrop and Carbon.

Sleek, contemporary Airo Alabaster.

Smart Gloss Orion White.

A harmonious material trio is created by kitchen fronts of copper oak, with a particularly natural appearance, finished with a sawcut textured surface. Enhanced by the velvet-matt Resopal laminate in magnolia and by glass to the interior and exterior.

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Country style Woodsman in Pebble.


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This beautiful curved island unit was installed in the Old Vicarage development in Wadebridge, Cornwall.

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Walnut was used for the pediment and cornice.

Elegant carving adds the finishing touch.

The Butler’s Pantry, designed by Curve Craft MD Paul Murray was the centrepiece of the stand at KBB2012. The stand also showed a selection of other products available from Curve Craft.

urve Craft Ltd excels in providing kitchen retailers and manufacturers with quality products and services. With the unique curved doors being the centre of the business, Curve Craft over the past four years has gained excellent knowledge of what products and services the UK and Irish kitchen market needed. Our invention allows solid raised and flat panel kitchen doors to be curved. The technology uniquely developed by us not only lends itself to kitchen doors, but much more, including wooden doors, architrave, skirting etc, all in solid wood, all curved to the highest standards. Whether you are a kitchen or furniture manufacturer, or a designer on a large or small scale our products will add truly unique features to your kitchen range. Curve Craft spent 18 months developing the technology to produce a product at a constant, high quality. All this time and effort has been rewarded with Curve Craft being short listed as finalist for 2010 and 2011 IKT awards, in the category of “Supplier of the Year”. In addition to this it has taken over two years to further establish itself within the kitchen and furniture market and can now boast to be the best in curved door manufacturing in the UK and Ireland We take a fresh approach to design. Our unique selling point is that we can make any style, shape, size, profile and wood species of curved door to match any customers existing flat door range. Curve Craft est. 2008 is a small family run business from the heart of Co Down. We thrive on challenges and customer satisfaction. If we don’t have what the customers want as standard, we endeavour to achieve and create what they desire. Whilst we do have a standard range of sizes available we can produce off standard sizes, shapes, designs and profiles to meet with customer requirements. To show the recent levels of innovation within the company we now offer Curved Glass to complement our complete range of doors in standard and non standard. With the trend for softer lines and curved island units, there is no doubt that the demand for the doors manufactured by Curvecraft will continue to grow, as will the company itself with plans to offer curved doors outside of the kitchen and into other areas of the home, as well as further afield into the European marketplace. Paul and the team have been busy meeting their product demand and developing new ideas and products alike. We can now announce that we will be showcasing our new inhouse bespoke furniture ranges at the Grand Designs show in the NEC from the 12 to 14 October 2012.

028 4483 2828 The curved shape shows the beautifully figured oak to best advantage.

www.curvecraft.co.uk KITCHEN JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2012 • 27


28 - LANDAU

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Sweeping curves in glossy black Parapan® create instant impact. The reflective quality of the sleek black surface adds a modern edge to traditional brick and wood. Parapan® can be thermoformed into any radius of curve for doors and drawer fronts and is available in 22 colours, ranging from contemporary brights to sophisticated neutrals.

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Parapan® from Landau andau has now integrated Parapan® into its range of solid timber, V-line exotic veneer and hand painted kitchen doors. The company will continue to offer the full range of 22 colours in both 18 and 4mm thicknesses for doors, drawers, cabinet fronts, splashbacks and wall cladding. The material can be cut to bespoke sizes, thermo-formed to any radius of curve and fitted with finger pulls or a wide variety of handles. Landau has significantly improved the options for manufacturing Parapan®

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by expanding the standard range of curves and making bespoke projects more cost effective. Where designers are looking to mix colour and texture, Parapan® is the perfect partner for Landau’s exotic V-line veneer collection, which comes in a choice of nine finishes. The Metro handleless system is unique, complementing the finishes and textures of high gloss Parapan® and veneers with colour matched or veneered rails. If high gloss is too cutting edge for your customer, Landau offers bespoke traditional styling in the Brooklands and Nature’s Choice ranges. The Brooklands range of painted in-frame doors will be relaunched in August at a highly competitive price point. A new frame without the bead to create a more contemporary feel will follow later in the year. The complete range will be available in an extensive colour palette.

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Parapan® and the new V-line exotic veneers can be fitted with the Metro range, a unique handleless system with rails that complements the gloss or the veneer. Shown here is Cream Parapan® with Zebrano.

Brooklands features traditional in-frame doors, available in 14 styles and in finishes from painted to black walnut. This is a truly bespoke range with variations in widths, panel types and an array of finishing options. Shown here is a charming combination of Painted White and Pitch Blue.

Parapan® is the ultimate material for contemporary kitchens. This high quality, high gloss acrylic has a mirror like reflective finish and can be cut to any size for bespoke doors and drawers. Parapan® is the perfect partner for Landau’s V-line exotic veneer collection that is available in a choice of nine veneers. Here Alpine White Parapan® has been teamed with grain matched Satin Walnut to create a sleek, contemporary yet warm look.


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T With its high gloss slab doors, TK Components’ new Lusso range is perfect for creating either an ultra-modern or classic setting. Its overall linear appearance can be softened through the addition of curved doors which enable a bespoke designer look to be achieved.

Lusso Cream (above) offers a warm and inviting setting, with the addition of internal curves bringing a softer, welcoming aesthetic to the kitchen.

Simple and stylish, Lusso White (below) creates a contemporary yet timeless environment that would work beautifully when combining kitchen and living space.

K Components is one of the UK’s leading specialist suppliers of doors, accessories and components to the kitchen industry. Established in 1989, the company has worked hard to ensure that the TKC name has become synonymous with quality products, first class service and excellent value for money. With more than 40 kitchen door ranges available from stock, including both modern high gloss slab doors right through to traditional hand painted Shaker and wood styles, TKC’s products allow customers to choose any style from contemporary to classic. Meeting the current trend for curves within the kitchen, TKC has recently launched Lusso and Lucente, two new ranges that incorporate curves, as well as adding curved doors and accessories to its popular Ohio range. The company operates from a 70,000 sq.ft purpose built distribution warehouse in Manchester and offers delivery all over the UK. 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 popular Ohio range is a beautifully styled alternative to traditional Shaker doors and is the ideal choice for homeowners looking for exceptional style combined with value for money. TKC has recently added curved doors, plinths and cornices to Ohio. Shown left is Ohio Cream, a clean classical look with a touch of warmth. Light Walnut, Dark Walnut and Oak finishes are also available.

Sleek, modern Lucente White has subtle clean lines to provide the ultimate high end kitchen solution. Manufactured from 22mm thick MDF and featuring contemporary J shaped grooves, Lucente White creates a powerful minimalist statement. Shaped corner posts enable the handle line detail to flow around the corners and through the design to give a bespoke look. The Lucente range is also available in Cream and Black.

0161 336 3636 www.tkcomponents.co.uk KITCHEN JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2012 • 29


30-31 HPP

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ills Panel Products (HPP) has been manufacturing furniture doors for over 15 years and over that time has become a significant supplier to the market. The company now offers vinyl wrapped, PVC edged and sliding doors. As every HPP door is made to measure and available with a wide variety of options, customers benefit from the ultimate in flexibility. With significant investment in machinery due to come on stream later this year, HPP’s doors are set to go from strength to strength.

doors and more HPP’s vinyl wrapped doors are all manufactured on site to bespoke sizes on a fast seven day turnaround and are available nationwide. With over 30 styles on offer every look from contemporary to traditional is covered. The decor range now stands at over 40 colours that are constantly evolving to keep up with the latest market trends. Constantly improving vinyl qualities now offer more realistic wood effects than ever before. With every style available in nearly every colour there are hundreds of possible combinations to choose from. As well as being made to measure, HPP’s vinyl doors are backed by a range of other benefits. A comprehensive glazing service is available along with bespoke hinge hole drilling and there is a wide variety of matching accessories such as mirrors, wine racks and headboards.

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Duo PVC edged doors have been a part of the HPP product range for over two years. Originally available in just ten decors, demand has seen the choice extend to over 20, spanning four surface types. As with vinyl wrapped doors every Duo PVC edged door is manufactured on site to bespoke sizes and is available nationwide. Duo High Gloss PVC edged doors are available in Black, Cream and White with 3D 1.2mm PVC edging to give a glass effect finish. Duo Ultra Gloss doors are available in Autumn Plum and Rosales with matching PVC edging. The Woodgrain range is all manufactured using matching 2mm PVC edging and Egger MFC with the premium Structure 22 finish, which gives a deep brush texture with both a glossy and a matt linear grain to create a realistic wood effect. The biggest change to the Duo range since its launch has been the introduction of nine acrylic decors. Driven by strong consumer demand every acrylic door is available with either matching or 3D glass effect edging and manufactured using Senoplast, which offers superior gloss, levels and scratch resistance.

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A Unique Choice is the door brand exclusive to HPP. Aimed at end users and with no link back to the manufacturer, it includes details on both the vinyl wrapped and Duo PVC edged furniture door ranges. The latest edition of the brochure featured over 60 pages of aspirational roomsets and lifestyle photography. A Unique Choice also includes an extended range of support material such as swatches.

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Sliding doors are a brand new addition for HPP. They are fabricated on site and made to measure on a short lead time using a high quality aluminium track and frame. One of the key features of Glide is the choice of over 100 different panel options that can be mixed and matched to produce thousands of combinations. Panel materials include the latest MFC decors, vinyl foils, mirror, coloured glass and Senoplast acrylic glosses. Soft close is fitted to every Glide door. As well as being a high quality product, Glide doors are simple to order and fit and come backed by a selection of sample material.

In addition to doors HPP also offers an unrivalled range of board and components for furniture. As the UK’s leading distributor of Blum products, all hinges, pull out and lift systems are on offer alongside comprehensive ranges of wirework, handles, lighting and sinks and taps. HPP also offers kitchen worktops and MFC in both full sheet and processed form from all the major supplies in the industry including Egger, Kronospan and Wilsonart. HPP’s recently launched brochure The New Book includes information on the entire portfolio of products and services. For a free copy call 0161 628 6100 or visit the website at www.hpponline.co.uk

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The Cubist door in High Gloss White creates a crisp, clean and contemporary work space.

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ummerbridge Doors has introduced a number of exciting new colours and ranges to meet customer demand. The new additions include the Illusion acrylic range in five popular finishes and the Avola MFC high texture door in a choice of five exotic decors with either vertical or horizontal grain direction. New Pastel Wood colours are in soft shades of Ivory, Blue, Lava and Velvet to give the effect of a painted door. The Matt Colour range has been extended with Matt Green and Matt Cream, bringing the range to seven and providing the opportunity to mix and match colours. To add a touch of spice, Summerbridge has launched the Chic range in three vibrant prints - Damara, White Gold and Silver Wave. The new curved door is available as a 715 by 300mm kitchen door but will be introduced as a bedroom door in the coming months. Hot off the press is a new 32-page brochure, which shows the full range and colours. It can be downloaded at www.summerbridgedoors.co.uk

Alto design door in the striking High Gloss Alabaster sets off any kitchen or bedroom.

The Gloss white Saponetta door still remains a big seller for bathroom furniture.

Waltham shown in Blue Pastel Wood. This new and exciting range offers four shades of vinyl giving the effect of a painted woodgrain door.

Avola door in the increasingly popular Driftwood finish.

The curved 715 wall or base door is available in any of the vinyl door colours .

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The Tiepolo Light Walnut Pisa kitchen from the Bella range.

Zurfiz Ultra Gloss White Kitchen.

Bella Tullymore Kitchen in Matt Stone Grey.

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Great Wall Motors, a Chinese manufacturer of off road and utility vehicles chose Ultragloss Black Acrylic BA Flooring for the stand at the UK launch of their striking new vehicle range.

hether made in Cookstown or in Doncaster, every BA door is manufactured to the highest quality using the best and most up to date plant, procedures and processes. Investment in machinery, systems and people has raised the profile of the Doncaster factory and increased production fivefold. The highly skilled workforce that has worked at Doncaster for many years has, with the stimulus of renewed motivation and investment, responded to the challenge and is producing doors and accessories of the highest quality in large numbers. BA Components Doncaster works with leading retailers and manufactures in the UK across the bedroom, kitchen and bathroom markets. The manufacturing facilities at Doncaster allow BA to produce mdf wrapped decorative furniture profiles, membrane pressed door and drawer fronts, profile framed five piece doors and the recently added sheet laminates. In Cookstown, home of the Bella by BA ranges, production has been increased to cope with rising demand. The choice available both in colour and style and the added benefits of what is probably the best marketing package in the industry have made Bella and BA the ‘go to’ place for high quality, design led vinyl wrapped doors. BA was one of the first suppliers of curved doors to the market and continues to develop the range with horizontal curved doors and frames to make any kitchen or bedroom truly stunning. The introduction of Zurfiz by BA brought the clean lines of a typical top end European kitchen or bedroom look within reach of a wider audience. Now well established and growing in popularity across markets, this stunning and comprehensive collection of made to measure ultra modern doors is available in 13 colour options. To add to the choice and flexibility of the range, the doors are also offered in three edge finishes matching to produce a sold acrylic look, brushed steel for an ultra modern continental feel and a stunning glass effect 3D edge that produces a deceptively real glazed appearance. All the doors are manufactured using 18mm mdf and the surface finishes across the range are a mix of acrylic and PVC materials. To complement the range there is a full selection of accessories including bi-fold doors, curved doors, panels and handles. BA has created a full marketing and advertising support package. New brochures with inspirational roomsets and photography, full POS materials and a wide advertising campaign help BA dealers new and old to promote this stunning addition to the marketplace.

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ycamore Products was first established in 1994 to supply high quality furniture fittings and fixtures to the trade. Sycamore has since enjoyed sustained growth over the years, thanks to high quality and innovative product ranges that now include the Italian manufactured Soft Close wirework range and a comprehensive range of wirework accessories. The current portfolio also includes the new Taiming Soft Close drawer boxes and accessories; a wide collection of contemporary and traditional handles; waste bins and many furniture fixtures and fittings.

The Italian made Wirework Collection from Sycamore is a high quality selection of kitchen wirework that includes the kidney shaped Octo unit shown here and an unhanded corner unit suitable for both right and left handed applications. Also available are popular pull out larder units and a pull out soft close bottle rack.

Sycamore Products are proud to introduce Taiming Soft Close drawer boxes and accessories. The range also includes options for larder units. Accessories available include acrylic panels and various drawer dividers. The Taiming Soft Close drawer collection really does offer the ultimate in space saving design.

Breakfast bar legs from Sycamore are available in 60mm diameter and a choice of 710 or 870mm heights with either a chrome or a brushed nickel finish. A square breakfast bar leg is also available. All accessories are available from stock.

SOFT CLOSE HINGES Sycamore Products has a collection of soft close hinges available in 95 or 165 degree versions. Both come complete with a mounting plate for an 18mm carcass plus Euro screws that can be removed if required.

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New to the range is the Modica LED cabinet light. This unique design is available with a built in sensor and can be used in conjunction with the Modica without sensor. Modica is available in a Natural White LED and is suitable for all kitchen designs with a three-year guarantee.

E The new Halo LED range from Sycamore has an impressive light output, being 60 percent brighter than others available. The Halo range is available in many different styles, each with a distinctive lit halo for optimum light output and a three-year guarantee. Shown left is the Round glass Natural White LED Halo.

stablished in 1998, Sycamore Lighting is known as one of the UK’s leading lighting suppliers to the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom trade. Sycamore’s commitment is to providing the very latest in LED technology and has the expertise to offer the best technical guidance and advice that has resulted in huge success over the years. The current collection from Sycamore includes an innovative range of kitchen lighting featuring the new Halo Natural White LED which is an impressive 60 percent brighter than any other 12/24V multi point LED currently on the market. Sycamore Lighting is also dedicated to providing the very latest in lighting control systems and can offer expert advice and recommendations based on individual requirements. All products shown here are part of Sycamore’s popular Prestige Range.

The stunning Arezzo has a lit edge feature and comes as a Natural White LED with a three-year guarantee.

The Verona LED over cabinet light is available in a Natural White LED and comes with a three-year guarantee. Available in Satin Nickel or Chrome finishes, Verona also comes in three other designs.

The LED drawer light has a three-year guarantee. Available in three different lengths to suit 600, 800 and 900mm drawers, it comes with an infra red sensor for automatic switching. The light is available in an aluminium finish with a Natural White LED, which is suitable for any kitchen design, whether traditional or contemporary.

0113 286 6686 www.sycamorelightingltd.co.uk KITCHEN JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2012 • 35


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MAGIC MOVENTO Movento is a new concealed runner system for wooden drawers and pull outs that delivers superior running action and is very easy to assemble.

The Movento concealed runner system viewed from above.

The recent ZOW and KBB exhibitions gave Blum the opportunity to show their latest innovations and developments under the Perfecting Motion banner.

The running action gives a feather light glide, even on fully loaded units. Four dimensional front adjustment allows for easy assembly and gaps can be aligned without the need for tools via the new side and depth adjustment feature.

The cog mechanism gives a smooth, light running action.

Movento has been designed to carry capacities of 40 and 60kg and has excellent sag values - making it ideal for design trends such as wide lowboards and heavy fronts. It is available with integrated Blumotion soft close or with integrated Tip-On - the mechanical system for handleless furniture. It can also be fitted with the Blum Servo-Drive automatic electric opening system.

Four dimensional front adjustment means that gaps are easy to align.

INSIDE VIEW

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These cut away views shows how the system is integrated into the drawer.


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surfaces The new Nebula Collection from Silestone® includes six beautiful colours inspired by natural wonders. Altair, Cygnus, Doradus, Lagoon, Lyra and Merope have been developed following an extensive research and development process in which all the latest technologies were used. All of the finishes feature uniform threads of colour and a deep base gives these surfaces warmth and fluidity.

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Silestone® Integrity sinks are created from one piece of Silestone® and integrate perfectly with Silestone® work surfaces. The Integrity sink has no weak areas or joints and is resistant to stains, abrasion and heat. The latest addition to the range is the Integrity Due sink which is available in double and single versions. Alternatively the sinks can be installed together to create a one and a half bowl design.

he Cosentino Group currently has six factories, 17 kitchen and bathroom surface production centres, over 70 distribution points and 2,100 employees worldwide. From its headquarters in Almeria, Spain, the Group distributes its products and brands to more than 60 countries and directly manages and controls its own facilities and infrastructures in 17 countries. In 2010 around 70 percent of turnover came from the company’s international markets. Silestone®, a brand owned by Cosentino, can be seen in some of the world’s iconic buildings such as the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, London’s Wembley Stadium, the Carousel at the Louvre in Paris, the Torre Agbar in Barcelona and Telefonica’s flagship centre in Madrid. Silestone® is a pioneer as it is the first Spanish brand to advertise at the Super Bowl - recognised as the biggest publicity event in the world. Since the beginning of 2008, Silestone® has been the personal sponsor of F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso. It also sponsors the NBA Houston Rockets and the Union Deportiva Almeria football team from Spain’s premier division. Silestone® growth has been unstoppable; making it the world’s leading quartz worktop and the only one with antibacterial properties.

Created using 75 percent recycled materials, ECO® by Cosentino has high stain, scratch and scorch resistance. It is available in a selection of stunning colours and finishes and can be used for work surfaces, interior cladding and flooring. The unique mix of recycled materials combined with natural elements is achieved through advanced technology and delivers a hard wearing, high performance surface.

Sensa Granite benefits from stain protection that is guaranteed to last for 15 years. Anchored to the surface of the stone by a chemical reaction, the stain prevention protects the granite while allowing the stone to breathe and retain its natural colour. The new Cosentino Sensa worktops do not need to be sealed, can withstand temperatures up to 300ºC and are water resistant.

01256 761229 www.cosentino-group.net KITCHEN JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2012 • 37


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Axiom® True Scale captures the beauty of natural materials without the repetitive pattern found in traditional laminates. Black Sequoia (left) and Slate Sequoia from the True Scale range are finished in the Scovato texture for a natural earthy feel.

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nspired by European residential trends, Formica Group has launched its stylish new Axiom® worktop range. As the kitchen develops into a much more social space, the high tech professional working space of yesterday is replaced with a cosier, vintage or new country look and feel that can be achieved with worktops from the Axiom® range. Texture plays an integral part in surface design in the range. Scovato, a lightly chiselled finish, and Puregrain, a smooth, linear woodgrain are new introductions and complete the collection. One of the most exciting additions to the range is Axiom® True Scale which captures the beauty of natural materials without the repetition of pattern found in traditional laminates. Mirroring the characteristics of natural stones, woods and granites, each individual worktop will show unique characteristics - just as in nature. The new Axiom® range offers a

Try pairing a natural Walnut Microplank worktop with a bright lime Wasabi splashback to create a statement wall behind the oven or sink.

distinctive combination of textures carefully matched with quality Stone, Wood and Patterned designs to create a comprehensive and inspiring choice of worktops and accessories. Kitchen trends look towards mixing and matching shapes, colours, patterns and textures. Use a different decor on the breakfast bar to the one used for the worktop or choose one of the nine complementary splashbacks in high gloss bright colours and metallic effects to create a feature and design kitchen dreams are made of.

Formica, the Formica anvil device and Axiom are registered trademarks of The Diller Corporation.

Puregrain is a lightly brushed natural timber finish that fits perfectly in a country or classic style kitchen setting. It is available in four oak designs.

Scovato gives the worktop extra dimension and brings fullness to the kitchen work space. Offered in five different decors, Scovato is presented in plain Diamond Black or White to show its full beauty.

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Synergii worktops by Wilsonart.

Synergii delivers four to five times the wear resistance of a standard laminate, creating a surface that looks better for longer - perfect for the kitchen. The stunning combination of gloss and texture means that style does not have to be compromised for performance. The Synergii range includes 24 decors in 38mm thicknesses and six in 28mm. It is also offered as a 4.1m option.

James Latham’s worktop portfolio goes from strength to strength.

Featuring virtually seamless lines HI-MACS® is non porous, durable and easy to fabricate. Supplied in thicknesses of 12mm, 9mm and 6mm it is available HI-MACS® solid surface in 113 colours and is versatile and Kitchen by Eurocucina. adaptable. HI-MACS® holds a specialist hygiene certificate so is particularly suited for food preparation areas. The HI-MACS® portfolio now includes 22 sinks and for the bathroom 13 vanity basins available in 60 colours. The full colour palette is available for download in CAD software compatible format from www.himacsuk.co.uk. There is also an ecological solid surface option. Eden features up to 40 percent certified recycled material and comes in 13 natural shades.

ames Latham has added Synergii by Wilsonart to its extensive range of work surfaces. Now, for the first time, James Latham can offer kitchen specialists a premium HPL option in addition to its already very popular range of work surface materials which include HI-MACS® and Silica® - for which the company is now the exclusive distributor for the UK and Ireland. Also available from James Latham is Texwood, the premium quality solid wood laminated panel range. James Latham offers nationwide coverage across the UK and Ireland through its ten strategically placed depots. Products are available for prompt collection or delivery within 24-72 hours, depending on location.

Silica® worktops.

Texwood. Texwood solid wood laminated panel with finger joined staves is available in a range of species including beech, oak, iroko, walnut and maple. Texwood is supplied in 26mm and 423mm thicknesses with panel sizes from 305mm by 600mm up to 4000mm by 1220mm.

For more budget conscious customers who want a solid surface option at a competitive price, there is Silica® which is constructed from 6mm HI-MACS® sheets bonded to 30mm MR MDF with a 1mm HPL balancer on the underside. The 6mm surface allows for integration of hob rods, drainer grooves and sinks.

0116 257 3415 www.lathamtimber.co.uk KITCHEN JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2012 • 39


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Here, 50mm Egger Eurolight® worktop F166 ST9 Aurora Bianco is combined with H3012 ST22 Coco Bolo and U727 ST9 Stone Grey mfc doors.

The 38mm Egger Eurospan® worktop F273 ST82 Red Brown Leon Slate combined with H1372 Natural Aragon Oak mfc doors.

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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 a choice of worktop thicknesses so whether you want a classic 38mm Eurolight® worktop or an ultra contemporary 50mm Eurolight® worktop, there is a solution for you. Matching splashbacks and upstands are also stocked in the UK in all 20 decors. 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.

Shown left is 38mm Egger Eurospan® worktop H3739 ST15 Walnut Butcher Block combined with W1000 ST9 Premium White mfc doors.

The 38mm Egger Eurospan® worktop in F326 ST82 Isodora Beige with H1476 ST22 Champagne Avola mfc doors.

The 38mm Egger Eurospan® worktop F213 ST70 Lazio Anthracite combined with H3360 ST9 Light Venetian Cherry and U727 ST9 Stone Grey mfc doors.

DISTRIBUTORS & INFORMATION Egger worktops are available nationwide from the following distributors.

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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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Swiss Elm is full of character with strong cathedrals, light linear graining and minute expressive detail. It is available in three colour variations, ranging from the atmospheric and stylish Swiss Elm Dark through the natural tones of Swiss Elm Warm to the pale Swiss Elm Bleached which has soft grey undertones. To meet demand, Swiss Elm Bleached is also available with a high gloss finish. All three Swiss Elm colours have co-ordinating board matches with Kronospan.

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New designs and decors for 2012 Pacific is a striking modern walnut which combines an interesting and visually stunning combination of wood design stylings. Produced with the new Woodtex emboss to give a real wood feel and a very realistic appearance, Pacific is available as Pacific A 46704, a lighter colour with a fresh modern appeal and Pacific B 46705, a darker option with a sophisticated look. Both colour options have complementary board matches with Egger products and both meet BS6222 part 3 1999.

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IN TOUCH WITH TEXTURE Renolit Covaren Saw Cut White (02.07.91.000057-1 014 00) reflects the surface of freshly sawn wood. Its tri-dimensional character and deep structure perfectly meets the new trend. Deep horizontal and vertical saw marks create an irregular angular structure above an underlying oak pore within the open surface spaces of the rich white background.

Saw Cut White

Okasha White (02.07.91. 000057-1 012 00) is a unique emboss that combines a widely spaced distinctive ash with an authentic oak woodgrain in the interlaying flat areas. It is available from the Renolit Alkoren solid colours stock range in a brilliant white which shows off the emboss to great advantage.

Soft Cream Elegant Ash

Platinum White Elegant Ash

enolit has introduced a number of new designs for 2012 to the Renolit Alkoren and Renolit Alkoren 3D stock ranges. The new additions include 16 exceptional woodgrains, printed effects, new textures and ten high gloss solid colours. The complete set of new introductions includes: Swiss Elm in three colours, one also in high gloss; Pacific in a choice of light or dark; Elegant Ash, Okasha and Saw Cut textured solids; Mountain Larch Cappuccino P conifer; Luan Oak Tobacco, Trojan PA and Foscari Oak Pale Nat oaks; Cobra and Moulins SC special effects; and a selection of ten fashionable high gloss solid colours.

Okasha White

Elegant Ash is a detailed surface with a matt finish to replicate a wood painted look. Available in two current popular solid colours it is destined to become a stock standard in many markets as its nonintrusive structure makes it suitable for a wide variety of door styles. Elegant Ash is available in Renolit Alkoren Platinum White Elegant Ash (46709) and Renolit Alkoren Soft Cream Elegant Ash (46708). Both are tested by FIRA to BS6222 part 3 1999.

01670 718222 www.renolit.com/design for samples, phone or email. renolit.cramlington@renolit.com KITCHEN JOURNAL ANNUAL AUGUST 2012 • 41


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Smeg launches new Traditional Range Cooker Smeg's new Traditional Range Cooker, in Cream or Black, is 110cm wide and features a main oven and an auxiliary oven, both of which are side opening, a drop down grill compartment and storage compartment with 'Press and Release' door. It has a flexible hob with a large, high power wok burner and 4 variable power burners, complemented by a teppanyaki zone for direct contact cooking above two additional burners, which can also be used separately for extra burner capacity. The black upstand behind the hob is branded with the retro Smeg logo to coordinate perfectly their 50's style retro refrigeration, dishwashing, laundry appliances and flueless, wall mounted gas fires.

0844 557 0070 www.smeguk.com

EDGWORTH FIRECLAY SINK This extra large, heavyweight Edgworth 1.5 bowl fireclay sink from Shaws is plain fronted, distinctly designed and handcrafted in England. The sink, which has softly curved corners, has an offset dividing wall and dimensions of 997 x 470 x 255cm. The Edgworth has a 3.5” waste outlet in each sink, suitable for basket strainer or waste disposer and is available in white and biscuit finishes. As practical now as a century ago, a Shaws Original is a sink of substance, which will add warmth and personality to any kitchen.

01254 775111 www.shawsofdarwen.co.uk NEW Brochure for Crosby Kitchens

Franke unveils stylish new showroom Franke has updated the impressive showroom in Manchester with all the displays from the company’s KBB 2012 exhibition stand. The modern, stylish space showcases the very latest products and technology from the world leader in kitchen systems, with sinks, taps, cooker hoods and waste management systems on display. Products on display include the new jumbo bowl Ascona ASX 611-100 sink with Ascona tap, and new curved Pebel PBG 651 model, along with a large selection of sink options in stainless steel, Fragranite, ceramic and new Tectonite materials. iPads featuring the new Franke Experience app are available to use in the showroom so visitors can have the complete Franke UK product range at their fingertips. Jeanette Ward, Communications Manager, comments “Not only does the showroom inspire our visitors; it is also used to train distributors and retailers.”

0161 436 6280 www.franke.co.uk

Crosby Kitchens Ltd has launched a brand new brochure and consumer price list to promote its range of kitchen furniture. The new 52-page brochure has been developed with an informative magazine style approach offering design and planning tips to the consumer based on the numerous kitchen sets within its pages. It demonstrates how colours and materials can be mixed together with really effective and personalised results and features QR codes taking the consumer to the relevant pages within the website for further information. The Crosby Kitchen Collection comprises 24 different doors styles with seven cabinet finishes to co-ordinate with the choice of fascias. This ultimately flexible range has been designed, manufactured and sold to British homes for over 40 years and its cabinets continue to be made here in the UK today and sold through specialist kitchen retailers nationwide.

01709 811106 www.crosby-kitchens.co.uk

British Ceramic Tile launches The Colour Compendium Leading ceramic tile manufacturer, British Ceramic Tile, has launched its most extensive collection of coloured ceramic wall tiles to date with the introduction of The Colour Compendium. Designed and made in the UK, this new collection is a complete range of coloured ceramic wall tiles in gloss, satin and textured finishes. Available in a versatile 148 x 148mm size, in over 60 on trend colours, these high quality tiles have premium glazes and a durable white body, with a shade to suit every tiling project. There are 46 gloss and 20 satin colours to choose from, with each colour also complemented by a scored option enabling a mosaic effect to be created - helping to keep installation costs to a minimum.

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Eco Bathrooms launches iconic ‘Volcano’ basin following an eruption of interest at KBB2012

01706 876000 info@jjoplc.com www.eco-bathrooms.co.uk

Previewed to great acclaim from retail and contract buyers alike at KBB2012, the Volcano 75 basin is now available from Eco Bathrooms. The Volcano is a combined slimline surface with a centrally positioned ‘vessel style’ basin supplied as an ‘all-in-one’ unit. Made from cast marble with a gel coated surface, it is designed to sit on top of a 700mm wide drawer cabinet, is 705mm wide by 515mm deep and features a 125mm deep bowl. Marketing Director Richard Proctor says: “We were pretty confident that it would generate a positive response, but you never can tell until the buyers match their interest by placing orders. The originality of Volcano’s design, and its compatibility with the new furniture ranges we launched, confirmed our belief in the willingness of the middle market to embrace new looks and design twists. It’s clear that offering originality of design is now, more than ever, a key component in developing sales.”


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www.naber.de 0049-(0)5921-704-0 Central office

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BAsolutely Fabulous

kitchens ● Handmade bespoke kitchens and furniture. ● Dovetailed solid oak drawer boxes on soft close runners. ● Traditional inframe style cabinets. ● Solid wood carcasses (no chipboard). ● Tulipwood frames and doors on the painted range. ● Solid oak, ash, maple, and american black walnut frames and doors. ● Curved base and wall cabinets in all ranges. ● Paint can be colour matched to all popular paint manufacturers palettes. ● Looking to supply kitchen retailers - great deals on displays.

BA is an Award Winning manufacturer of kitchens and bedrooms. Every BA component we provide is designed and constructed to the highest possible standard, with speedy turnaround times, bespoke sizes and state of the art construction. Best of all we offer customised Dealer support including a full range of brochures and promotional materials. B A Part of Something Fabulous.

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To book your space contact Eoin now on 01502

T: +44 28 8676 4600 E: sales@bacomponents.co.uk

www.byba.co.uk

517115

0121 706 7844

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