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AO becomes latest BiKBBI sponsor @officialbikbbi

The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with electricals retailer, AO, as they become a sponsor of the government sanctioned institute.

Buildbase become BiKBBI Retail Installation Standards Partner @officialbikbbi @BuildbaseUK

Buildbase has become the latest high profile retailer to adopt the platform for its retail kitchen and bathroom operation, an installation service with a number of unique features to protect both installers and their customers.

Acquired by The Grafton Group in 1997, Buildbase operates its retail kitchen and bathroom proposition from over 50 showrooms across the UK, previously offering a supply only service to its customers.

The new relationship with BiKBBI and the platform will allow Buildbase to signpost its customers to a national network of independently accredited installers, forming independent relationships between these installers and their customers for the installation element of the project.


  • Luxury dog kennel has a double-glazed window, an automatic door, copper roof, remote controlled lighting, and a heated floor
  • Modular home-builder Built & Spaces creates top-of-the-line canine mansion as owners seek to give their dog a home as nice as theirs.

GROHE to launch two new bathroom promotions this Boxing Day @groheuk

GROHE, leading supplier of complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, has announced its latest pledge to support its retail partners with two brand new bathroom promotions. The offers will commence on Saturday 26th December and run into the New Year and beyond, providing retailers with an appealing package for consumers beginning to plan their new bathroom projects in early 2021. Following on from what has been a difficult year for retailers, the new promotions will be available across more bathroom products than ever, including the brand’s popular SmartControl showers range and forward-thinking Sensia Arena shower toilet.

Universal Robots powers the world’s first robotic kitchen @MoleyRobotics @Universal_Robot

Collaborative robots integrated into Moley Robotics’ ground-breaking robotic kitchen

London, 16th December 2020Universal Robots is pleased to announce its partnership with Moley Robotics, the creator of the world’s first robotic kitchen. Moley has chosen Universal Robots’ world-leading collaborative robot (cobots) arms to provide the dexterity and accuracy needed the world’s first consumer robotic kitchen. Moley’s robotic kitchen was unveiled to the consumer market on 6th December.

Construction Products Group (CPG) UK puts £9,000 budgeted for Christmas to a pioneering community project #CPGUK @FlowcreteUK @Nullifire @TremcoUK @Tremcoillbruckd

A £9,000 cash pot earmarked by Construction Products Group (CPG) UK for Christmas celebrations has been given to a community project to support the vulnerable and disadvantaged over the festive period.

CPG UK has donated its Christmas fund to The Brick – a charity which works with people facing crisis across Wigan, where the company has its headquarters.

Leading bathroom retailer lands double award! @Plumbworlduk

In a year full of unique challenges for business across the UK, leading bathroom retailer Plumbworld is helping stem the tide of retail woe and is continuing to go from strength to strength.

As well as enjoying significant growth during 2020, the Evesham-based business has recently seen its efforts rewarded with a prestigious industry award as well as being shortlisted by the Sunday Times as ‘one to watch’.

Plumbworld, the first bathroom retail specialist to launch online back in 1999, is now preparing for further growth in 2021 on the back of a record-breaking 2020 which has seen them achieve best ever results across all of their digital channels, reaching customers all over the UK through Google and other search engines along with adverts on social media.

GROHE celebrates a trio of international sustainability successes as one of the “50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders” and double winner at the German Sustainability Awards 2021 @groheuk

  • As part of its global initiative, GROHE is driving sustainability based on the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • The German Sustainability Awards 2021 honours GROHE’s commitment to resource efficiency within the value chain and the sustainability impact of GROHE Blue
  •  GROHE emphasises that sustainability must be understood as a continuous, never-ending journey

Roman announce opening of London A&D Showroom @romanltd

The UK and Europe’s leading shower designer and manufacturer, Roman, are delighted to announce the opening of their London A&D Showroom as part of the Sanipex Gallery – Kings Road, Chelsea.

Located in the heart of the Chelsea design quarter, Roman’s base in one of London’s key design hubs has three meeting spaces and a showroom displaying fabricated Corian Vanity tops, Shower Enclosures, Anti-Slip Trays and Fluted Glass options. The solid surface options are matching almost every pantone or marble finishes depending on the design and budget required, crafted to create a synthesis of seamless, spacious and beautiful bathroom architecture. Roman will constantly be rotating displays to show new designs and finishes during 2021.

The Student Hotel delivers first phase of digital transformation programme

The Student Hotel has completed the first phase of its digital transformation programme, designed and implemented by digital experience agency, Rufus Leonard.

The result is a new website that delivers a differentiated brand experience for a complex mix of hospitality products and an enriched booking journey for student guests.  Built on Episerver and React, the new site is intuitive to navigate, built on mobile-first principles, supports accessibility in all its forms, and performs efficiently and reliably.  It uses a digital design language that can adapt to any device, enabling a consistent look-and-feel no matter the brand touchpoint. As well as an impactful and user-centric design, under the hood is a refined and efficient codebase.

Jangro offers tailored solutions to support catering

Independent janitorial and cleaning distributor provides services to help the catering sector act sustainably and stay compliant

The catering industry has been fundamentally threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic, with tighter restrictions set to stay in place for the foreseeable future. Jangro, the UK and Ireland’s largest network of independent janitorial suppliers, has expanded its comprehensive range of solutions to help businesses in the food industry continue trading throughout (and beyond) these uncertain times. They are able to offer everything the sector needs to adapt their processes and keep trading, from sustainable takeaway packaging, to effective cleaning and hygiene supplies and processes.

Could the bathroom be the smartest room in the home? @Victorianplumb

Whether you’re tech-savvy or a technophobe, there’s no escaping the fact that connected smart home devices are here to stay. 

From voice-activated assistants in the kitchen to smart televisions in the living room, it is no wonder that by 2025, forecasts suggest that there will be more than 75 billion connected devices in use. And that includes the smallest room in the home – the bathroom. 


NATIONAL housebuilder Lovell Homes has launched its latest North West development called Roman Heights. The picturesque Lake District community was revealed in a brand-new way, giving Cumbrian house hunters the chance to grill the experts in a live online launch event.

The exclusive event, which is now available to view on demand here, gave potential purchasers the opportunity to ask questions in a live Q&A with Chartwells Mortgage Services and Butterworth Solicitors, while viewing the development for the first time from the comfort and safety of their armchair.

Anne-Marie O’Doherty, regional sales director at Lovell Homes North West, said: “It’s clear that the stamp duty holiday, required deposit sizes, the Help to Buy Scheme and the best time to buy, are the burning questions that matter most to the people of Cumbria. We’re pleased that we managed to answer all these queries as well as celebrating our latest development, Roman Heights.

The first virtual At Home Show launches in spring to inspire people on improving their lives at home @idealhome @futureplc

With the pandemic resulting in people spending more time at home, the inaugural At Home Show will be taking place virtually from 23-25 April 2021 to inspire visitors on improving their lives and discovering new ways of living well. The event will provide an exciting new opportunity for companies and brands associated with the homes and interiors, gardening, fitness and wellbeing, pets, technology, and food and drinks sectors to connect with a highly engaged and affluent audience.

From the stable of Future Plc, the show will be supported by a 1.5 million reach integrated marketing campaign, designed to increase brand awareness for sponsors and exhibitors from multiple sectors and convert new website traffic into leads and sales for their businesses.

Households urged to plan ahead for dramatic rise in boiler breakdowns as winter arrives @theheatinghub

With over 50% of domestic boiler breakdowns occurring between November and February*consumers need to plan ahead to ensure that their heating systems are ready for the cold weather, according to heating experts at consumer advice specialists, The Heating Hub. 

After months of inactivity over the summer, the advent of colder winter weather will see many more householders reaching for the thermostat. For boilers that are already suffering from wear and tear, the increased strain of daily use can cause components to fail and breakdown. 

The Heating Hub’s Founder, Jo Alsop, explains: “It’s no great surprise that boiler breakdowns rise during the winter months when we rely on our heating systems more frequently, but faulty boilers can leave households without heating or hot water when they need it most.  

P C Henderson’s Sliding Door Hardware Specified for Luxury Hotel in Shanghai’s New National Exhibition and Convention Centre @PCHendersonLtd

P C Henderson’s sliding door hardware has recently been specified for a luxury hotel built within Shanghai’s new National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) in China.

Built in 2019, the Intercontinental Shanghai Hongqiao NECC features 536 rooms across 10 floors and is the only hotel to be located within the NECC. The hotel boasts many luxurious features including a fitness spa and wellness centre, a grand ballroom and a signature restaurant which offers an array of international cuisines.

The design brief required a sliding door system for each of the 536 rooms to create a partition wall between the bathroom and bedroom. A range of P C Henderson’s sliding door hardware systems were specified for the project including 504 Husky Sliding systems for the standard guest bedrooms and 85 Husky Telescopic systems for the hotels executive rooms.