Category Archives: Bathrooms & Washrooms

Mira Jump Multi-fit takes on all-comers

In response to demand from installers for an even more versatile electric shower for the replacement market, Mira Showers – the UK’s leading manufacturer of showering products and accessories – has launched the next generation of Jump Multi-fit: its ultimately flexible electric shower which offers best in class features, great value for money and superb ‘installability’. 

New Additions to ShowerSelect

Hansgrohe offers even better functionality at the touch of a button.

Equipped with Select operating technology, new shower solutions from bathroom specialist Hansgrohe offer the world of concealed installations more features, more design and convenient operation at the touch of a button. Available from June 2014, there is a new round S-design; ShowerSelect thermostat with integrated shower support, and new ShowerSelect manual mixers to complement the existing thermostatic options and meet the widest range of installation needs.

Time for STITCH – The New Hygiene Range of Dispensers for Children

A new range of children’s washroom dispensers has been developed by Dudley Industries. The range includes all the necessary products required to kit out children’s washrooms, these dispensers not only look great but are tough and durable in hard working demanding environments.

For a iCONstant Peace of Mind

Airflow Developments Ltd has launched the intelligent new iCONstant, dMEV continuous running axial fan, for new build and refurbishment projects. Designed for use in all domestic wetrooms, the iCONstant is exceptionally quiet and operates using a low energy motor so its yearly running cost should never exceed £1.50, if operated under normal conditions.

Ideal Standard ups the Tempo with new brassware range

Ideal Standard, the leading provider of innovative and design-driven bathroom solutions has unveiled a new full brassware range to complement the Tempo ceramics and bathing products unveiled earlier this year.

Enhancements take Mira’s Flight to new heights

Hard on the heels of reducing Flight shower tray prices by up to 50% – thanks to cost-savings arising from a new purpose-built UK factory – Mira Showers has enhanced the market-leading range with subtle design changes that keep it at the forefront of modern bathroom style.

Axor and Philippe Starck Introduce the Vortex Phenomenon to the Washbasin Mixer

New achievement in water design: Axor, the designer brand of Hansgrohe SE, is introducing a revolutionary washbasin mixer. Growing out of Axor’s relentless drive for products that reflect the vitality and emotionality of water, the brand’s first transparent mixer, Axor Starck V, was brought to life in collaboration with Philippe Starck. Its official presentation takes place at the Axor flagship store DURINIQUINDICI in Milan from April 7 – April 13.

New Assisted Bathing brochure for construction professionals from Gainsborough Specialist Bathing

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing, Europe’s leading choice for the provision and installation of assistive baths, has launched its new Assisted Bathing brochure for construction professionals, contractors and specifiers operating in the long-term and acute care sectors.

Opportunity knocks for retailers to restore marital harmony among customers with Geberit DuoFresh

A recent survey of 1,000 homeowners conducted by leading sanitary systems brand Geberit found that nasty niffs in the bathroom were a problem for 87% of people. The rise in number of en-suite bathrooms in loft conversions and cloakrooms converted from under stairs cupboards is exacerbated the issue, with these spaces often lacking much in the way of natural ventilation.

New complete system for shower surfaces from Kaldewei

Kaldewei now offers a new complete solution facilitating the installation of ultra flat shower surfaces: The Superplan system with low profile support consists of the enamelled shower surface Kaldewei Superplan and a custom-fit polystyrene support for a total height of only 37 mm. Thanks to the installed height the system is suitable for almost any shower space whether inset level with the floor, or sitting on the floor – a decision which is often based on the look that the customer is trying to achieve and also any constraints presented by the substrate. The result for fitters is quick and easy installation in just a few steps.

Ideal Standard unveils a new look for The Bath Room

Ideal Standard has reopened it resource centre, The Bath Room after a major refit. The new look showroom will see the company’s latest ranges take centre stage and enhances the Bath Room’s visitor experience.

The new look centre plays host to a stunning display of Dea, Ideal Standard’s new range from award-winning design consultancy, Seymourpowell. Unveiled at kbb Birmingham, the collection brings together beautiful design and functional excellence.

No Water, No Smells – New Vandal-Resistant Waterless Urinals

No smell waterless urinals finally a reality thanks to Franke Washroom Systems’ exclusive UK distribution of Uridan® urinals.

Franke Washroom Systems, also known as Franke Sissons, has added to its own range of stainless steel washroom and catering products and its solid surface sanitary ware with a range of vandal resistant Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) waterless urinals from Uridan®.

New Bespoke Washroom Basins Offer Sports Centres A Design Advantage

Sports and Leisure Centres Get Specialist Basin Service from a Robust, Eco-Sound, Made-to-Measure solution.

A standard range of Miranit basins from Franke Washroom Systems have been available for specialist applications for a number of years. Now with the introduction of Miranit Bespoke it is possible to have either a run of basins or individual units made to measure and ideal for use in washrooms situated in gyms, leisure centres, sports clubs and arena’s/stadiums.

New Bespoke Moulded Washroom Basins Offer Schools a Design Advantage

School Washrooms now have a Specialist Moulded Basin Service from a Robust, Eco-Sound, Made-to-Measure solution.

A standard range of Miranit basins from Franke Washroom Systems have been available for specialist applications for a number of years and has been widely specified in schools and colleges like Taf Ely Learning Campus in South Wales. Now with the introduction of Miranit Bespoke it is possible to have either a run of basins or individual units made to measure and ideal for use in washrooms situated in schools, academies, colleges and universities.

Inta gives shower range an eco boost

Inta is furthering its water saving credentials with the introduction of Eco Air Handsets across its entire shower offering.

The handsets, which can reduce water consumption by as much as 30%, utilises Inta’s Eco Air technology to volumize the water running through the shower body in order to maintain the optimum shower experience.

New One-Stop Shop For Niche Architectural Supplies

Specialist engineering and architectural suppliers, the Woodwood Group, has announced a major restructuring of their business to take place on 22 April 2014. From that date, customers who would previously have ordered products from three separate companies within the Group (Woodwood Door Controls, FASS Security and Cloakroom Solutions) will be able to deal with one centralized system as the Woodwood Group puts into action the latest phase of their business development.

Bathroom accessories from Geesa

Dutch bathroom accessory manufacturer Geesa has seamlessly combined form with function when designing its latest stylish ranges; Nemox, Nexx, Wynk and Modern Art.

Active in the field of bathroom accessories for over 125 years, Geesa is a market leader in the Netherlands, and exports to 65 countries worldwide. The company is committed to providing the highest quality products that have been inspired by modern day living and cutting-edge design.

First No-Touch Washroom Design Solution Launched at The Building Centre

Franke Washroom Systems is launching a brand new concept in the UK with The Way 2 Solutions to design, plan and supply touch-free commercial washrooms.

Franke Washroom Systems, also known as Franke Sissons, is the leading provider of stainless steel and solid surface washroom solutions and is one of four market leading names brought together by The Way 2 Solutions.

New 2014 Luxury Shower Enclosures Brochure from AQATA

AQATA, one of the UK’s leading shower enclosure manufacturers has launched a comprehensive new brochure for 2014. Aqata’s entire product portfolio of luxury shower enclosures, screens, walk-ins, thermostatic showers and quality shower trays are incorporated within the stunning 176 page brochure.

Ideal Standard extends Playa range

Ideal Standard, a leading designer of innovative and design-driven bathroom solutions, has extended its successful Playa range with the addition of a new collection of baths, offering a total bathroom solution.

St Helens Rugby Stadium, Lancashire

The stadium which caters for 18,000 fans on match days and offers a host of events and corporate hospitality has installed more than 50 trough urinals from the Chesterfield manufacturer of stainless steel and sold surface sanitaryware.

North Middlesex University Hospital

Leading washroom manufacturer, Washroom Washroom, has injected a splash of colour into North Middlesex University Hospital as part of an extensive refurbishment.

The Portsmouth Ferry Terminal

The Portsmouth Ferry Terminal offers all the modern high standards and style of an airport. A full height concourse contains shops, check in desks and the arrival and departure areas, while a mezzanine area offers views from the bar and café area.

The Ferry terminal achieved a high BREEAM rating through a number of initiatives including the installation of Franke Sissons Stainless Steel Urinals and WC’s connected with the unique A3000 Open Water Management System. The use of dual fl ush touch free controls to fl ush the 4 litre WC and using sea water for fl ushing further reduced the water consumption of the building.

Stainless Steel Urinals and WC’s (reduced fl ush)
A3000 Open Water Management System

Making ordering spare parts a whole lot easier with launch of new online catalogue

A vital resource for anyone designing with Geberit products, the leading manufacturer has updated its online catalogue at to include spare parts information. Now, alongside product line drawings, images and specification information, the online catalogue features a spare parts breakdown of all Geberit products – past and present. Simple to navigate, the searchable database lists all the UK spare parts available across the Geberit portfolio of Sanitary, AquaClean and Piping products.

Airflow Launches The Ultimate Smart Fan

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

Best Shower: Wallpaper* Design Award 2014 for Axor

Axor, the designer brand of the mixer and shower manufacturer Hansgrohe SE, has won one of the most coveted media awards – the Wallpaper* Design Award 2014 – for the ‘Best Shower’. A highcalibre panel of judges, including fashion designer Victoria Beckham and US music producer / film director Spike Jonze, distinguished the Axor WaterDream by Front. It is the second Wallpaper* Design Award for Axor: in 2011 the brand received the award for its Axor Bouroullec collection.

Coming soon… A brand new concept in Washroom Design with Way2solutions

We are pleased to announce the launch of our way2solutions in the UK with a permanent display at The Building Centre at Store Street (just off Tottenham Court Road) in London. Way2solutions is a brand new concept in Washroom design available exclusively through Franke Washroom Systems.

Flight Safe: the stylish answer to shower safety

In response to market demand, Mira Showers – the UK’s market-leading manufacturer of showers and showering accessories – has developed an anti-slip version of its ever-popular Flight Low shower tray, the Flight Safe. Meeting and exceeding the highest standards of slip resistance, this tray incorporates two integral finishes – Mira Safe anti-slip and the anti-bacterial BioCote® – that will never wear or peel off or wash away so the tray will retain its anti-slip and anti-bacterial properties for its whole life.

The Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

The Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield has been the subject of a multi-million pound refurbishment programme which is due for completion this month.

Kaldwei – Ecobuild Preview (Stand S110)

On stand S110 at Ecobuild, Kaldewei will exhibit a selection of latest bathing and shower solutions all made from their unique 3.5mm steel enamel. Offering unrivalled sustainability, Kaldewei is the first bathroom manufacturer to hold ISO 14025 certification in recognition of the eco properties of this 100% recyclable material and its green manufacturing processes.