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REHAU to showcase RAUTITAN and RAUPIANO at Specifi London @REHAUWindows @SpecifiDay

REHAU is set to exhibit both its RAUTITAN heating and plumbing system and RAUPIANO pipework systems at the upcoming Specifi London building services event, which takes place at Crypt on the Green on the 20th November.

Aimed at building services engineers, consultants, contractors, and facilities managers, Specifi gives attendees the chance to connect with their peers and key industry organisations in a variety of settings, from formal talks to a more casual dinner. On top of this, a number of key companies will be exhibiting their offering at the events exhibition.

DON’T LET YOUR BOILER GIVE YOU THE CHILLS BY GOING BUMP IN THE NIGHT @WorcsBoschCare

Tips on checking your boiler with Martyn Bridges, Director of Technical Communication and Product Management at Worcester Bosch


With the excitement of Halloween and the changing of seasons, you might forget that this is also the month that we, as a nation, turn on most of our boilers. After a long break, we may have forgotten to consider how well our boiler will run over the colder months.  As the dark nights set in it’s important that you take time to make sure you won’t be left with a freezing house, haunted by your broken boiler.

Worcester Bosch wants to save you the spooks and treat you to our checklist to make sure your boiler doesn’t break down over the colder months. No tricks, we promise!

Innovative design ideas win prizes @Duravit

Duravit wins five Iconic Awards in the “Innovative Architecture” category, including “best of best”

Visionary architecture, forward-looking products and sustainable communication: this year the Iconic Awards, the international design and architecture competition, awarded prizes to numerous extraordinary projects. Five of these went to Duravit in the “Innovative Architecture” category. The company even won a “best of best” award. Duravit walked away with awards for both new and enhanced product lines as well as its booth concept at the ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC and water, in Frankfurt.

Worcester Bosch scoops four honours at Digital Impact Awards @WorcsBoschCare @_digital_impact

Worcester Bosch is proud to announce that it has won three gold and one bronze awards at the Digital Impact Awards, the UK’s largest celebration of digital work in corporate communications.

The UK’s leading boiler manufacturer picked up gold awards for the ‘Best use of data’, the ‘Best use of digital from the engineering and manufacturing sector’ and the ‘Best use of digital from the energy and utilities sector’.

The MyWorcester app, which provides a series of tools to help installers easily manage their business, was particularly commended in the digital engineering/manufacturing category. The judges commented that the technology is “a fantastic use of an app that is a no-brainer for installers to download.”         

Online flooring retailer scoop prestigious award. @LuxuryFlooring1

Leeds-based Luxury Flooring and Furnishings  are delighted to announce that they have won “eCommerce Company of the Year – Small” at the 2019 Northern Digital Awards.
On winning the award, Managing Director and Co-Founder Cameron Christie said:

“We’re absolutely thrilled to have picked up this award. It recognises the hard work, time, and dedication to the business demonstrated by the whole team.

“As a company, we’ve seen considerable growth over the course of this year, and have undergone some significant changes over the course of this year, including across our marketing efforts, operational procedures and how we deal with customer queries, and so far this has paid off.

Creating a high-end hotel ensuite at home @easy_bathrooms

An ensuite bathroom has different functionality and design priorities to that of a master bathroom which is used by the whole family. Generally, with an ensuite, homeowners can be more daring in their choices. And there’s nothing bolder than an open-plan bathroom which flows into the bedroom with no walls for barriers.

Many people initially shy away from open-plan bathroom/bedrooms, fearing that they may leave themselves with little privacy. But in homes where there are plenty of bathrooms, it’s less of a sacrifice to make.

Investing in ironmongery @IronmngryDirect

When it comes to a new project or renovation, the finishing touches can often be an afterthought. However, the devil is in the detail, and fittings such as door handles, locks, hinges and door closers are the essential items that can make day-to-day living easier.

Whether you’re searching for cabinet furniture and door handles to complement a period-style property, or latches and smart security items for an ultra-modern renovation, online ironmongery supplier, IronmongeryDirect, offers a vast range of high-quality products to suit any project.

Demista® The Hidden Luxury @Demista6

The Luxury items that first catch your eye in the bathroom could be the gold taps, the amazing rain shower, the marble tiles or the creative lighting. But the hidden luxury that every bathroom or En- suite cannot do without is the heated mirror pad. The unobtrusive product from demista, ensures your bathroom mirror remains steam free at all times.

Often the first choice for designers, architects, interior designers and specifiers, demista has become the must have part of any bathroom or En-suite, as the system is probably the simplest and most adaptable item available around the world via demista’s distributors.

Invalifts – more than just disabled access @invalifts

Leading UK health retailer, Holland and Barrett, recently needed a heavy duty goods lift to transport pallets of produce between the two floors of a warehouse. Their main contractor, Prestige Partitioning and Storage Systems LTD consulted with the lift experts at Invalifts to see if they could recommend a solution.

After a site survey, Invalifts were able to recommend their Cargo Master Goods lift, with a through car configuration as the ideal solution to move between the two floors. The lift is supplied complete with a self-supporting steel shaft, and requires just a 100mm pit and headroom of 2.8 metres. The Cargo Master is manufactured to the requirements of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, enabling the lift to be installed without the need for a deep pit or an excessive headroom requirement.

MULTI-GENERATIONAL LIVING? DON’T FORGET THE TOILET @closomatuk

One issue not generally discussed when talking about multi-generational households is the bathroom- access to, and use of. It’s a growing problem for the households. But it provides potential increase in sales for all involved in the business of bathrooms- architects, builders, plumbers, and retailers.

There has been a 46% rise in multi-generational households in less than a decade(1). It is set to continue: some 60% of people would consider living in a multi-generational household.(2) Set alongside that the fact that, on average, we go to the toilet 8 times a day. Multiply that by each resident, and you have a very busy room! But each generation has different needs- children may be young, and not very adept at wiping properly; the senior citizens may equally struggle with wiping, for different reasons- general flexibility, manual dexterity, balance to name a few- but are reticent to ask family to help.

Cabuchon Launches Easy Access Soaking Tub – The Takara @CabuchonBath

British bath manufacturer Cabuchon Bathforms has launched its sixth-generation deep soaking tub, the Takara. Like the other baths in its deep soaking range, it is inspired by the traditional Japanese ofuro but it includes a host of refinements designed to enhance comfort and to better suit Western bathing habits. It will also accommodate modern technologies such as spa hydrotherapy.

The most distinctive feature of the Takara is the addition of grab bars above the armrests. Like all of Cabuchon’s deep soaking tubs, the Takara is easy to enter and exit, but the incorporation of these ergonomically placed bars adds an additional sense of security for those who want it.

VITRA TILES LAUNCHES UPDATED CPD ON TILE SPECIFICATION

VitrA Tiles has launched an updated version of its RIBA-approved CPD presentation on ‘Understanding Designing and Specifying with Tiles’. This presentation in its updated version is bound to be well-received by all architects and specifiers, since it provides a general introduction to the benefits of tiled surfaces, as well as the design considerations which specifiers need to be aware of.

The CPD covers the types of tiles available, their classification, design considerations and the importance of correct specification. Tiles are being specified on more jobs and for a wider variety of applications than ever before. While this opens up exciting new design possibilities for architects, it does also increase the risk of inappropriate specification. So it is important to understand the advantages, the disadvantages, the relevant standards and the different types of tiles.

Radiana to help achieve new WELL v2 pilot features @RadianaUK

New intelligent climate control product promotes wellbeing under new building standard

Developers can now choose Radiana, a revolutionary new climate control product which responds to factors such as body heat, to help them achieve the thermal comfort features outlined in the new WELL v2™ pilot, the latest version of the WELL Building Standard™.

RINNAI STRENGTHENS TECHNICAL SERVICE TEAM WITH NEW LONDON-BASED APPLICATIONS ENGINEER ‎@rinnai_uk

Rinnai, a UK leader in the manufacture and supply of continuous flow hot water heating units and delivery systems for both residential and commercial sites, has strengthened its Technical Service dept with the appointment of Danny Madagwa to the post of Applications Engineer.

Danny will be based at the company’s London office but will be liaising with customers on a nationwide basis. He holds a MEng, a masters’ degree in engineering.

RINNAI USER-SPECIFIC TRAINING COURSES FOR 2019 ‎@rinnai_uk

Rinnai UK, a registered provider of CPD courses, has implemented a series of training modules which are specifically designed to engage with heating engineers & contractors. The courses are all aimed at objectively showing the energy saving benefits of gas fired continuous flow hot water heaters.

With Rinnai now fielding the only complete and comprehensive range of highly efficient ErP labelled A-rated continuous flow water heaters – from the smallest domestic models through to super-size industrial units – the demand from engineers wanting more knowledge of the appliances is increasing.

Hybrid Heating for the modern home – the choice is yours @EHC_UK

EHC offer a comprehensive Range of Electric Products that are all controlled by the well-established DSR Technology Control System. It enables you to select a Hybrid Heating Solution from the range for the various rooms within your property to suit your design style and budget – the choice is yours.

All DSR Controlled Heaters are manually operated using the “easy to use” Controller located on the Heater. They also have Wi-Fi capability that can be activated when you purchase the optional DSR Smart Gateway which will allow you to control your Heaters Anytime, Anywhere 24/7 up to a maximum of 30 Heaters using our free bespoke APP.