Waters Baths of Ashbourne joins forces with iconic British designer Nick Munro

Clockwise from top left: Wasters Baths of Ashbourne’s Haze, Breeze, Spa, Loche and Ellipse baths.
Pictured centre is designer Nick Munro in his studio, top, and with his Spheres Salt Mill, below

Luxury, freestanding bath specialist Waters Baths of Ashbourne has partnered with Nick Munro in an exciting collaboration, which will see the renowned British designer* take his first foray into the bathroom industry to create a stunning new range of beautiful freestanding baths and basins.

Characterised by their modern sculptural form and subtle, organic detailing, the new statement baths and basins will bring together Waters Baths of Ashbourne’s technical expertise and manufacturing excellence with Nick’s incredible creativity and design prowess. The innovative new collection, which is due to launch in early 2019, will consist of beautiful, freestanding stone tubs and matching basins made from Waters Baths of Ashbourne’s exclusive DQ Cast. Combining crushed quartz and limestone with modern polymers and UV stabilisers, this premium material is finished in a sublime, hand polished matt white finish. Also included in the range will be freestanding models made from strong, durable and luxuriously tactile Lucite acrylic.


The KitchenAid Iconic Fridge has been awarded one of the world’s most prestigious design awards – the Red Dot Award for Product Design.

The KitchenAid Iconic Fridge has been honoured with the award for invoking a sense of heritage with a beauty that is timeless. The ‘Red Dot’ is an internationally recognised hallmark for excellent design and quality, which is presented annually at one of the world’s largest design competitions, the Red Dot Awards.

The Red Dot Award has a proud, six-decade, history and is organised by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. With the creation of the Red Dot brand in the 1990s, the sought-after Red Dot has gained global pre-eminence as a seal of outstanding design quality.

Roper Rhodes extends its popular Scheme range of bathroom furniture

Top l-r: Scheme 800mm wall mounted basin unit in new Gloss light grey finish with ceramic
basin, £934, new 500mm Scheme wall mounted basin unit in Umbra with ceramic basin, £660.

 Bottom l-r: Scheme 1200mm wall mounted basin unit in Umbra with double Isocast basin, £1,292,
Scheme 1200mm wall mounted basin unit in Gloss light grey with worktop and Cell vessel basins, £1,856

The comprehensive Scheme range of contemporary modular furniture from leading bathroom specialist Roper Rhodes has been extended with new additions including two new on-trend finishes and a 500mm wall mounted basin unit.

Designed to provide something to suit every space and taste, the Scheme range comprises a wide selection of basin unit sizes, finishes and handle options as well as a choice of basin types, coordinating mirrors and recessed cabinets. Extending the appeal of this versatile range even further, the new Umbra wood-effect finish will add a natural look and feel to your bathroom and inject darker tones, while those looking for a bight modern neutral will love the new Gloss light grey finish. They join the existing Gloss white, Gloss dark clay, Matt carbon and Matt light clay finishes already available in the Scheme range.

Best of both worlds with Caple’s new DD935BK induction downdraft

Caple’s new DD935BK induction downdraft

With an all-in-one induction downdraft extractor hob, multi-award winning Caple’s new DD935BK is perfect for those who are looking for versatility from a major appliance in the kitchen. This model features 13 state-of-the-art power levels for keen cooks – 0-9, bake at 42C, keep warm at 70C, boil control at 94C and a booster on every zone. However, what sets this induction hob apart is the high performance downdraft extractor, which has been cleverly built into the centre of the hob. This features four speeds including a boost function with an automatic timer, which switches off ten minutes after cooking has ended to help capture any remaining odour.

Product manager Luke Shipway says: “Our new DD935BK is ideal for a modern kitchen where minimalism is key. This appliance not only looks incredibly stylish but its ability to provide a high performance hob and a built-in downdraft extractor within one black glass frame makes this a must for every new, contemporary kitchen.”

Contemporary orangery with bespoke rooflights transforms family home

This elegant extension, designed by award-winning practice Chris Dyson Architects, not only significantly increases the footprint of the client’s North London home, but also delivers a uniquely versatile living space for use all year round. The pure scale and the innovative use of glazing for the extension as well as for the new top floor dormer cannot fail to impress, and yet the architectural language reflects the calm, understated style for which Chris Dyson Architects have become acclaimed. Bespoke rooflights, supplied by Glazing Vision, not only flood the ground floor with natural light, but they also help moderate the temperatures throughout the house.

The client was seeking to refresh the property by adding an extension to the rear, which would enable the existing ground floor spaces to be connected through a single flowing space, creating a welcoming and flexible environment for hosting their growing family and for entertaining guests.


Two Millennials in Rural Dorset rediscover art of cabinet making & provide a very 21st century twist

Jamie and Rhiannon are a young couple who’ve set up a bespoke handmade kitchen and furniture making business on the borders of rural Dorset and Somerset.  They work out of one of the old, once derelict, farm buildings on a picturesque dairy farm which they have turned into a buzzing workshop where they take locally sourced material and turn it into beautiful cabinets, wardrobes and handmade kitchens for their clientele.  In these days of “off the shelf” kitchens they are appealing to a more discerning market who value a piece that has been thought about, crafted and designed for their particular space.


InSinkErator® has extended its Showroom Collection range of products with the inclusion of the Evolution 150 food waste disposer, which made its debut at KBB Birmingham 2018.

The brand new InSinkErator® Evolution 150 food waste disposer benefits from a two stage grind technology that ensures food waste is ground into minute particles, which is then dispatched and simply rinsed away safely down the drain, through the standard plumbing. The InSinkErator® Evolution 150 allows food waste to be dealt with sustainably, hygienically and safely, with the further benefits of saving space and improving cleanliness in the kitchen.

Derbyshire Specialist Aggregates – THINKING OF SPECIFYING RESIN BOUND?

Resin Bound is the fastest growing surfacing application in the last 5 years. Thanks to its hardwearing and natural finish it makes a stunning alternative to block paving, tarmac, concrete or loose gravel. As a low maintenance, permeable paving solution, it is fully SUDS compliant making it ideal for new build as well as renovation.  Highly versatile, it can be easily applied to slopes and areas with limited access and is ideal for any size of area – from a small patio or winding path to a grand sweeping driveway. It can be used indoors as well as outdoors and the system easily lends itself to unique design features for highlights or the demarcation of individual areas.

High safety rated glass and stone cladding offers new design opportunities

A new set of products, now available in the UK for the first time, is widening the design and application opportunities for high specification glass and stone cladding on projects throughout the country.

The innovative and visually striking DynaPanel Glass and Stone Systems from Dynamic Cladding provide the highest rating of fire and blast protection of any UK products of their kind. They are only available in the UK via an exclusive partnership with SPSenvirowall, one of the country’s leading external wall insulation and render suppliers.

V4 Woodflooring has appointed Lee Harris to its sales team. Lee will work across the North West, including Cheshire, Manchester, North Wales, Cumbria, the Isle of Man and Merseyside.

Lee, 51, who lives in Saddleworth, Greater Manchester, joins V4 Woodflooring from Cormar Carpets.  He has 35 years’ experience in the flooring sector and a reputation as one of the top performing sales people, priding himself on excellent customer service.