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Vado upgrades its thermostatic valves

April 9, 2014 | Comments Off

Vado has upgraded its thermostatic valves. All Vado thermostatic valves now have a new polymer cartridge fitted as standard. The cartridge prevents limescale build up, reducing maintenance and increasing the life span of the valve. Vado has also created two new valve designs to complement the popular Phase and Photon ranges, as well as reducing the size of the Notion and Mix valve fireplates. The Celsius square valve faceplates have a new look too, they now feature smaller plates with rounded corners. Re-designed mortar guards, which now feature markings to aid installation and tiling, complete the upgrade.

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Gas Safe now available via Glow-worm’s Plumbing Toolbox app

March 5, 2014 | Comments Off

A major development in Glow-worm’s award winning Club Energy service allows its members to submit Gas Safe notifications electronically with ease via their Plumbing Toolbox app. Plumbing Toolbox, an app designed by Glow-worm and its Club Energy members, aims to help installers save money, reduce time spent on administration, improve customer service and help develop their business for the future. Installers are now able to notify Gas Safe of their installations by simply using the app and completing a few quick questions. The warranty is registered and Gas Safe notified in a matter of minutes – ideal for installers to use immediately whilst on the job.

Perfectly spacious new sink from Blanco

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With its timeless, linear design, the new Zenar XL 6 S sink from Blanco is perfect for today’s modern kitchen schemes. The generous drainer and spacious bowl, combined with a wide tap ledge, are practical and sure to impress the retail and commercial customer alike. This elegant sink, designed for 600mm base units, is now available in high-quality ceramic with the easy-care PuraPlus finish. It is available in a range of colours; all are perfectly matched to complement today’s furniture and worktop trends. Magnolia is brand new to the portfolio. For more information on Blanco UK, please call 01923 635200 or visit www.blanco.co.uk

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Valves That Make Sense

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Marflow Hydroponic always strives to provide products that help in the real world and can save time, costs and energy. Increasingly, installers are finding that using the Filterball is making life much easier. Its a compact combined isolation valve and strainer unit. The in-built strainer screen removes the need for separate isolating valves up and downstream of traditional Y strainers, reducing costs over traditional strainers and isolating valves used in the systems. The Heat Sense range also offers benefits. By adapting simple Ball Valves, the range makes inserting probes to measure temperature and isolation easier than ever. Find out more by going to www.marflowhydronics.co.uk

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Points mean prizes with the ‘Polypipe Plus’ loyalty scheme

February 12, 2014 | Comments Off

Underfloor heating installers who buy from Polypipe underfloor heating products will be eligible to join its revamped loyalty scheme. The launch of the improved Polypipe Registered Installer loyalty scheme, called Polypipe Plus, is for all plumbers and heating engineers who are part of the manufacturer’s registered installer network. The network of floor heating installers, who already enjoy a range of benefits including priority design and and customer sales leads, can now add items such as branded workwear and tool kits to the growing list of bonuses. To join the scheme, underfloor heating installers must visit http://homesolutions.polypipe.com/installers and register to take part. Points will be awarded for purchases made and there’s no need for merchant involement as installers can apply for the points directly themselves.

A Rapide response from Gledhill

February 7, 2014 | Comments Off

Gledhill, the cylinder speacialist, is offering a same day collection service for standard core vented and unvented cylinders through its nationwide depot infrasructure, with the launch of the new Gledhill Rapide Service. Designed to ensure that installers can purchase the product they need within the timeframe its required, the new Rapide service will see Gledhill’s nationwide network of depots working closely with merchants to meet installers’ time critical requirements. If there is no suitable cylinder available from stock at the local merchant, the installer simply needs to complete the Gledhill specials form, which is downloadable from the Gledhill website, place their order with all specification details and receive a price from the nearest depot within an hour. Orders placed for standard products before 1pm are eligible for same day collection from the nearest depot or Gledhill will deliver the product to site free of charge the following day.


RAK unveils the Hygiene+ rimless design

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RAK Ceramics is set to launch a new bathroom collection at KBB Birminham 2014. Resort will feature RAK’s rimless design, Hygiene+. The range will be available in a variety of formats, from space saving designs to comfort heights, alongside matching basins. New Hygiene+ offers the cleanliness benefits of a rimless format, in a more aesthetically pleasing design. It will feature across six different WC configurations, as well as six hand basins, in a variety of widths and with taller pedestal options. The show will also see the launch of new cement and rock effect tiles, Cementina and Basics, as well as a new abstract marble collection, Saran. Cementina will be available in a 60x60cm format, in colour options mottled tan, anthracite, beige and light grey. The new Basics range has a rock-look, similar to RAK’s Lounge collection and will be available in various sizes and colours.

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Everbuild Forever White Is Breaking The Mould

January 23, 2014 | Comments Off

Forever White from Everbuild is a superior silicone which makes unsightly black mould a thing of the past thanks to the intergration of the leading branded anti-bacterial solution, SteriTouch. The addition of SteriTouch Antibacterial Protection to Forever  White guarantees to stop black mould growth for ten years, making it ideal for use in bathrooms, kitchens and wet rooms where high humidity can often cause problems. Independently tested in accredited antimicrobial laboratories, Forever White also kills germs including E-coli, MRSA and Salmonella, yet remains safe to use on even the most sensitive applications. For more infomation on Forever White please see www.everbuild.co.uk

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Ideal Bathrooms New E-Commerce Website

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Ideal Bathrooms has completed its new interactive e-commerce website which will be officially launched in January. It is currently undergoing exhaustive testing with a selection of customers to ensure that everything is fully operational so that it can be used with confidence by all when rolled out to all Ideal bathrooms customers. The new site is presently being tested by 12 customers including small and large high street retailers, merchants and customers with trade counters. Designed for simplicity in use, this will be put to the test in a real, everday usage situation to prove its effectiveness.

Taps for toddlers

January 14, 2014 | Comments Off

Anti-scald Kindergarden taps from Inta are proving to be a hit with tiny tots after Stafford-based nursery Dollymixtures had its washrooms fitted out with the company’s quirky character taps. The anti-scald bathroom manufacturer developed the taps for use alongside its Intamix thermostatic mixing valve to maintain pre-set temperatures and eliminate any risk of scalding – making them an ideal choice for children. Deb Jones, owner of Dollymixtures Nursery, says: “The taps have proven to be a real investment on our part, as the children certainly need less persuading when it comes to hand washing. On top of this, the peace of mind of knowing that a child absolutely cannot scald themselves is priceless.”

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