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4 Ideas to keep you warm during the winter

The holiday season has officially begun.

It’s now the countdown to Christmas and there is still time to get your bathroom done before the extended family are due for sherry and a mince pie.

The Big Bathrooms Brands Sale has extended until 17th November.

This gives you a reprieve if you missed the sale! There is still time to get your order in and benefit from the up to 50% sale!

Christmas is about spending time with loved ones and treating yourself.

Here are some ideas for you to keep warm and stay cheerful during the cold season.

Idea 1:

Make your bathroom cosy with this Burlington Strand Bathroom Towel Radiator with Shelf.

The radiator is beautifully finished in chrome with a functional design that provides great practical purpose and visual charm than any ordinary radiator.

The image is featured from Bauhaus Glide II Wall Hung Vanity Unit

Idea 2:

Decorating with a warm colour scheme.

The gorgeous and sizeable vanity unit adds a wooden touch to the interior, this American walnut colour brings a warmer tone to the bathroom.

Idea 3:

Make yourself a cup of hot chocolate (or stronger)  and enjoy a hot bath in this Burlington Brindley Double Ended Soaking Tub.

It provides extra shoulder room and brilliant depth for a relaxing bath time.

The image is featured from Crosswater Digital Kai Lever Shower Kits

Idea 4:

Conveying the bathroom into the digital age, Crosswater  Digital Kai Lever Shower Kits presents a unique method to control your shower experience.

You can have a warm, comforting shower running for you when you return home from a hard day at work.

The Bathroom Brands Sale – Final Countdown

The annual Bathroom Brands Sale is counting down, less than a week to go! Big bathroom brands such as Burlington, Britton and Clearwater are running a huge national promotion with up to a massive 50% off. You can find all the best deals from the UK Bathrooms here.

The image is featured from Burlington Windsor Double Ended Bath

 

Are you looking for more design ideas?

At UK Bathroom you can discover the perfect style for you, from the traditional look to Modern contemporary design.
If you are looking to update your period bathroom, then Burlington is the place to look. They are one of the UKs leading traditional bathroom manufacturers. For the latest in design and contemporary style then take a look at Britton Bathrooms.

 

Engross yourself in a nice hot bath during the winter season. Do you fancy a slipper bath, traditional bath, double ended bath or an oval freestanding bath?
Whatever the style or shape Clearwater will have the perfect match for your new bathroom.

 

The image is featured from Burlington Georgian Framed Mirror

Why not finish your bathroom with some style? Burlington & Britton have a wide array of designs and styles that will take your new bathroom to new heights.
There is nothing like a tidy and organised bathroom!

 

The image is featured from Burlington Tumbler Holder

Treat yourself to a brand new looking bathroom before Christmas holiday, and benefit up to 50% discount in the Bathroom Brands Sale.

Be quick the sale ends on Sunday the 12th November!

 

The image is featured from Britton Curve Close Coupled Toilet

 

Remember, it is going to end this Sunday, don’t miss out!!

The Bathroom Brands 2017 Sale – Everything you need to know

The Bathroom Brands 2017 Sale

It’s that time of year again; the Bathroom Brands Sale has come round again. Leading brands such as Burlington, Clearwater & Britton are running a national promotion where you could save up to 50% on their items. Here some answers to questions we normally get during the sale & at the bottom of the page check out what we here at UK Bathrooms think are the Top 5 deals in the sale!

How Long Is The Sale On For?

The sale will be running from the 30th September to the 12th November. You have plenty of time to research the items you need and get your order in with us. Our prices now reflect (or the soon will) the sale price and this would be the best price we could offer on the items whilst the sale is on, so make the most of it. As soon as the sale finishes on the 12th we will have to return the prices to where they were, and we will not be able to extend it for anyone ordering late.

I don’t need my item straight away, can you store them?

Within reason yes we can. These are great price, so we completely understand you want to take advantage of them now, even if you are not ready to push the button on your new bathroom. Give our sales team a call and we can go through your requirements.

I have seen this in a showroom and I cannot see it on your site, can you get it?

Yes! We do not always have every variation or model on the site (we do try though). If you see an item in the sale elsewhere, get in touch and we will get it priced for you. We supply nearly every possible item from Burlington, Clearwater & Britton.

How big is the discount?

The discount ranges from 20 to 50% depending on the brand and the type of product.

UK Bathroom Top 5 Deals in the sale

Why not take a look at some of the offers we have picked out of the sale we believe are great value:

 

Introducing the SoHo 2 range from Villeroy and Boch

Villeroy & Boch have long been the biggest name associated with bathrooms. V&B are renowned for their great design and world class engineering. As part of their already expansive collection, Villeroy and Boch have refreshed and reintroduced their SoHo collection, with the new SoHo 2.

Subway or SoHo?

We are asked all the time; “is that just Subway?”, “Why do some people still call it Subway?” or “How come it’s not on the Villeroy & Boch website?”. Ok, this bit is a little complicated, originally the SoHo collection was part of a range called Subway, but with the introduction of the newer Subway 2 range the collection was renamed SoHo. So there were two collections called Subway and there sort of still is, some people still call it Subway and some people call it SoHo to differentiate it. The SoHo collection as it was had been around for a few years, so when the new products have been introduced they were named: SoHo 2 (are you still with us here, someone thought that this made sense!). The Subway bathroom collection has dominated bathroom sales for the past decade; it’s the flagship range you think of when you think of Villeroy & Boch. It’s not the cheapest Villeroy & Boch range, but it is far from their most expensive. Now it’s called SoHo 2 the designers have gone back to the drawing board and re-engineered the furniture in the range; they have updated the finishes and used their most recent design

The SoHo collection as it was had been around for a few years, so when the new products have been introduced they were named: SoHo 2 (are you still with us here, someone thought that this made sense!). The Subway bathroom collection has dominated bathroom sales for the past decade; it’s the flagship range you think of when you think of Villeroy & Boch. It’s not the cheapest Villeroy & Boch range, but it is far from their most expensive. Now it’s called SoHo 2 the designers have gone back to the drawing board and re-engineered the furniture in the range; they have updated the finishes and used their most recent design innovations so that for the price, the quality will not be surpassed.

New features

The main differences in the new units are the drawers. The original Subway/Soho unit had one large draw and sub-divided draws within the unit:

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The new Soho 2 unit has two large distinguished drawers, both with soft close mechanisms on them. This offers perfect storage for any of your typical bathroom products. The larger drawer at the bottom can more than handle large bottles:

The new furniture options come in updated finishes, you will always have a white gloss finish (it’s timeless and matches all any tiles). You have now got the option of:

Everyone at the UKB office has had a look at the new units; we think they are great and would easily recommend them to any of our customers. If you are looking to refresh your bathroom and are unsure where to start; Villeroy and Boch is a name you can be confident in, and the SoHo 2 is a range that will suit almost any bathroom layout.

What does WRAS Approved mean?

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What is WRAS Approved mean?

When purchasing a bathroom it’s easy to get lost in technical Jargon. It’s not always easy to know what’s important, what to look for or where to start. Our handy tip for starting any bathroom project is to look for a WARS approved product. With a WRAS approved product, you know the item is designed and tested to comply with The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999. These regulations ensure the protection of public heal, protect the water supplies and the efficient use of water. For more information please see the WRAS website.

Why is it important to comply with The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999?

The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 are enforceable if a person is found to be guilty of an offence by breaking these regulations they can be subjected to a fine. More information about The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 can be found on the Government’s legislation.go.uk site.

What products normally come with WRAS approval?

Generally, you will see products such as cisterns, taps and shower valves come with a WRAS approval. Products used in conjunction with the water mains are normally the products you find with WRAS approval.

Do all UK Bathrooms items come with a WRAS approval?

It’s not a mandatory requirement to have WRAS approval, but it’s mandatory to comply with the regulations. Manufacturers seek approval to make it easier for you to know their products are safe and meet the stringent requirements that WARS put into place to comply with all legislation when correctly installed and used.

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What manufacturers do UK Bathrooms sell that carry WRAS approval (Please note: not all products from a manufacturer will carry WRAS approval, please consult the manufacturer’s website for more information)?

If I find the product cheaper on a foreign site does it still have the WRAS approval?

Generally no it will not, even if it is from the same manufacturer. Large manufacturers that operate internationally will have a UK arm of the business. The UK arms of the business apply for WRAS approval, so if you purchase the item outside the UK from an international site (who may even operate in the UK) your product does not carry the WRAS approval. Whilst the item might be cheaper, you cannot be certain you are getting a product with is compliant with the regulations, so it is something to bear in mind.

Villeroy & Boch Subway features in our Summer Sale

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ukBathrooms.com is set to save you a fortune on your new bathroom this summer, with our biggest ever Summer Sale now is the best time to shop for your new branded bathroom!

With the latest designs from leading bathroom manufacturers you can spec-out your new bathroom to the highest standard, with quality fittings from trusted and respected market leaders such as Hansgrohe, Roca, Crosswater and many more.

A Villeroy and Boch logo on your ceramicware ensures lasting quality and performance: Villeroy and Boch are one of the most revered, trusted, leading bathroom industry brands and are currently featured in our Summer Sale; there hasn’t been a better time to buy V&B from ukBathrooms! Pronounced “Villeroy” and “Bock” (not Bosch) the German brand is known for its clean European style.

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One of Villeroy and Boch’s most popular ranges is: Subway. These timeless, uncluttered designs exude the true beauty of pure form and function lead design, they are usually Architects and Designers range of choice. The scale of choice on offer means you can fully customise your product selection, creating a bespoke bathroom unique to your family and your home.

Colour OptionsFor example the Subway furniture comes in a variety of colour options and sizes, you also have the choice of a single or a double “his and hers” style vanity unit. Even the handles can be customised, contact our sales team for advice on handle selection. You have a choice of: White, Glossy White, Glossy Walnut and Macassar. Matching tall units are available for those bathroom must haves, decluttering your space and enhancing the envisioned design aesthetic of your new bathroom.

Popular Subway Products

The Subway wall hung toilet is a hugely popular design, with its most appealing feature being completely smooth lines, no gaps or cut out spaces around the sides, just clean shapes and a smooth form. This single piece form helps you create a clutter free aesthetic as well as having the excellent advantage of being easier to clean, and keep clean, no more horrible dust and dirt collecting in recesses around the toilet base!

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A matching Subway Bath from this range will enhance any bathroom space and compliment other items from the design line. Match with free standing or wall mounted brassware to achieve a contemporary high end look that would be at home in a luxury hotel suite, or your new bathing sanctuary!

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Subway furniture vanity units are versatile, practical and simply stunning. Available in a choice of finishes lots of different looks looks can be achieved, pleasing even the most discerning of us! From light and bright whites, to deep rich and warm wood finishes, you can mix and match this range across your entire families bathrooms, kitting out your whole home with high quality products that can meet the tough demands of family life and the breadth of different design tastes we all have.

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Browse the range on the link below, most subway items are in UK stock and can be delivered in 3 to 5 working days, custom furniture can take longer as it is ‘hand made to order’ in their German factory, but the wait is well worth it when your hand-built custom bathroom order arrives, and is fitted and finished in all its splendour!

Just contact our sales team to check lead times and pricing: 01765 694 720.

The Subway range on ukBathrooms.com

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GOLD for Jack and Chris at Rio 2016!

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These dedicated lads from Yorkshire have made history, Team GB’s first ever Gold Medals in the Men’s synchronised 3m springboard! A huge congratulations and very well done to Jack and Chris from everyone here at ukBathrooms!

As some of you will know Jack’s Dad is our very own Development Manager David.  We know David is ecstatic with pride today, he has already been on a phone interview on BBC One’s BBC Breakfast program and no doubt will be busy today with interviews and calls. As such he has a well deserved day off today. The rest of us in the office will be celebrating today with some calorific local cake and Yorkshire tea! Well done guys, it couldn’t have happened to nicer harder working people!

Follow the link below to see the historical Gold Medal winning dive on the BBC website:

Jack and Chris make history, BBC Sports

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Rio 2016 High Hopes for Jack Laugher

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Rio 2016 has begun and everyone in the ukBathrooms office will be cheering on Team GB diver: Jack Laugher!

Jack, the son of one of our long-standing members of staff has gone from strength to strength over the years competing with other world class divers and winning a steady stream of medals and prizes.

Jack will be recognisable to the general public for his diving, but also alongside other Team GB athletes on Aldi’s recent value fruit and veg advert campaigns, amongst other sponsorship deals. Jack has certainly put the hard work in over the years, and kudos to Jack’s parents for their commitment and support, early training starts and such a hectic schedule can’t be easy to manage!

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Jack will also be diving with team mate Chris Mears in their Synchronised Dive, the pair have been training and competing together, good luck to them both we know their hard work and dedication will pay off.

You can next watch Jack competing in Diving for Team GB:

Men’s synchronised 3m springboard Wednesday 10th August

Men’s 3m springboard Monday 15th August

From everyone here we wish Jack and Chris the very best of luck in Rio 2016!

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Designer Brassware: envisioned by Kelly Hoppen, created by Crosswater.

Kelly Hoppen is a renowned name in the interior Design world, and now increasingly so in the consciousness of the general public, with Kelly’s appearances on popular programs such as Dragons Den, and interior Design series ‘Superior Interiors’. Creating chic, sleek interiors Kelly Hoppen’s designs are timelessly elegant and her style is highly coveted. Key notes are upscaled decorative accessories (think large scale vases and lamps), which create a sense of space and luxury, combined with a more paired back colour pallet and luxurious materials and surfaces.

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Kelly Hoppen MBE

In 2013 Crosswater, one of the UK’s most popular brassware brand names and Kelly Hoppen teamed up to produce a range of fashionably stylised and lustrous coordinating mixer taps, showers and mixers.

The first range was dubbed: KH Zero 1. These products were welcomed into the market with continued success and interest. The popularity of these has seen a further 5 ranges launched.

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The current Design groups are: KH Zero 1, KH Zero 2, KH Zero 3, KH Zero 5, KH Zero 6

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This design range fuses together squared edge, ample-feeling tap bodies with slimmer curved spout designs that feature very sculptural negative spaces. The matching shower valve plates combine the same mix of squared back face plates, with round handle blocks and slim, curved levers. The handles add a lovely functional element, with comfortable smooth action technology and premium quality you would expect from Crosswater.

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The Zero 2 range features rounded solid tap bodies with elongated, sophisticated thin lever handles, following the form of the spout. Modern and chic, these pivot on a smooth joint to control both temperature and flow in one action. The cleverly designed, slim handles are the main showpiece feature of these taps. Coordinating bath and basin versions with minimal ceramicware would create a softly serene, sophisticated bathroom space with a spa feel.

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KH Zero 3.

Zero 3 has a well designed, thin handle on a pivot similar in fashion to the Zero 2, but with a completely different overall aesthetic. Boldly geometric, with crisp 90 degree angles and squared off corners the Zero 3 evokes a more architectural taste with strong, straight lines and corners.

You could pair these with black basins, polished concrete floors, geometric tiles, and a bespoke smoked glass wetroom screen for a look right out of the most exclusive interior design magazine of the moment.

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Next is Zero 5, with a completely different feel again. This is a single kitchen tap, with a subtlety traditional design, featuring decorative fluted nozzle and base detail. Combine this kitchen mixer with a Belfast Sink for a beautiful timeless look.

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Last but not least is Zero 6, an edgier range with a nice contemporary twist. The forward angled tap bodies add a sense of movement and energy. The slim handles are light and smoothly operated adding to the overall dynamic, a pleasure to operate.

 

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Overall you have a great choice on offer here, with varying designs that can be incorporated into a wide range of interior design plans for all kind of bathroom spaces.

For further technical details or to browse the whole range please visit Crosswater here:

http://www.crosswater.co.uk/designer-collections/kelly-hoppen/

We can supply the entire range, if there is a specific tap you would like but you cannot find it on our website simply give our friendly sales team a call, or bob us an email for a quote: sales@ukbathrooms.com

Remember to come back to ukBathrooms.com to place your Kelly Hoppen brassware order, we can have these delivered to you in 3 to 5 working days ready to install in your new bathroom!

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