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Our Sustainable Packaging Policy.

In the times we live in there is an undeniable volume of evidence explaining Global Warming,
Climate-Change effects and other associated environmental issues.

As a company, we are conscious of the impact our packaging has on the environment.
We have researched the best environmentally friendly packaging solutions available,
so we can get your products to you safely -but not at the expense of the planet and future generations.

environmental policy i

How do we improve?

As a bathroom retailer, we need to ensure that often fragile (glass and ceramic) bathroom products
are delivered safe and well -protected to our customers.
However, at the same time, we want to use green packing materials that are not harmful to the environment.

Striking this balance has been challenging, but we are now proud to announce we are now using bio-degradable bubble wrap –
and essential packaging product for us used extensively to protect and encapsulate your new branded-bathroom products before dispatch.
Furthermore, the boxes and pallet protectors we use are all made from 100% recycled material.
The timbers for the pallet are from a sustainable and renewable source.
They are also fully recyclable and will decompose.

Some DIY Ideas

If you fancy a bit of DIY and arts and crafts, there are plenty of projects to take on that use old wooden pallets.
A browse through Pinterest should spark your imagination: here

We would love to see all of our packagings to be reused, recycled or composted at the end of its journey,
and aim to have 100% of our packaging recyclable or compostable.
If you have any pallet projects you would like to share with us we would love to see your photos!
Simply email us at sales@ukbathrooms.com

Imperial’s Impressive UK Ceramics Factory

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in the making of your new bathroom suite?
Probably not until you started researching for your new bathroom!
Let us tell you more about Imperial’s renowned Midlands ceramics factory and wood workshops.

imperial factory

We continue to work closely with Imperial Bathrooms as we have for several years.
Their products are proudly on display in our showroom.
Our sales staff have visited Imperial’s factories to see how the goods are manufactured first hand.

Imperial Drift High Level Toilet

The above picture is the Imperial Drift High Level Toilet

Imperial Firenze Large Basin 705mm

The above picture is the Imperial Firenze Large Basin 705mm

So what’s the magic of their renowned ceramics factory?

It’s not just another ordinary sanitaryware factory.
Imperial is a company that relies firmly on the expertise and diligence of its craftsmen.
Skilled employees some with 20 or 30 years’ knowledge and understanding of traditional hand-finished ceramic production.
They are the essential and vital workforce behind Imperials superior product.
This type of hand-made ceramicware depends on traditional human experience to manufacture best-quality products.
Goods are handled and hand inspected at various stages ensuring the highest possible quality.

Where is Imperial’s Ceramics Factory?

Imperial is a British company who strive to support and keep local craftsmanship alive.
Its Ceramic Manufacturing Division is situated in a beautiful historic town, Aldridge.
Originally recorded as a settlement in the Domesday book of 1086, the native landscape is naturally rich in clay and coal,
as such Aldridge is well-known for its history of clay and brick production.

Imperial Oxford Low Level Toilet

The above picture is the Imperial Oxford  Low Level Toilet

Imperial’s company philosophy is a belief in the ability of the team to set and maintain high- standards which are unequalled elsewhere.
They will carry on perusing its high-standards and as a well-respected name throughout the bathroom industry.
Imperial devote to high-quality design producing the best in British-made bathrooms.
This ensures we have absolute confidence and pride in selling Imperial Bathrooms.
As we’ve seen the care and attention, knowledge and expertise that go into producing this industry-leading brand.
For us, it is a beautiful and reliable product.
And the same goes for the customer themselves who will enjoy a stunning-looking new bathroom that will stand the test of time!

Design ideas to inspire your cloakroom

When planning installation of a cloakroom, the main goal is to make the best use of a small space and create the illusion of the cloakroom being larger.
You can achieve this goal easily if you choose the perfect colour, room layout, specially designed cloakroom and compact bathroom-furniture.

Use Brighter Colour

Generally, light colours make a room look bigger and brighter.
Lighter, brighter coloured wall is more reflective and it can help to maximise the effect of the light available.

Vanity Unit and basin

Choose a compact vanity unit for your slimline basin, it will provide you extra storage for a smaller space.
This would be perfect for you to hide spare toilet rolls, cleaning products and toiletries inside.
Keeps the outside clutter free!

A floating or wall hung vanity unit can make the illusion of space.
It opens up more of the visible floor space which creates the illusion of a larger surface area.
Or if you are looking for traditional style, this Roper Rhodes Hampton Cloakroom Unit creates a feeling of period classic with its hand-painted finishes.

Roper Rhodes Hampton Cloakroom Unit

The above picture is the Roper Rhodes Hampton Cloakroom Unit

This Britton All in one Floorstanding Vanity & Basin provides the best efficient use of the space.
it holds loo roll and brush!

A well-placed mirror

Use of a well-placed mirror can create the illusion of a greater bathroom space, reflecting the available light and giving the impression of further space at eye level.
Make sure you position it correctly, so you can use a focal point and angle to give the illusion of depth.
Mirrors will also reflect light to make a room brighter and bigger.
A stunning combination of light and glass, this Vitra T4 Single Door Illuminated Mirror Cabinet provides you extra lighting and also satisfy all your personal grooming needs.

Door positioning

Burlington 500mm Wall Hung Toilet

The above picture is the Burlington 500mm Wall Hung Toilet

If possible make sure your door opens outwards, or even choose sliding or folding door to create the least impact in the room.
These are sometimes called “pocket doors” and slide into the door frame and wall cavity area.
Opening the room up without worrying about hitting bathroom furniture or having to shuffle around the door into the room!

Extractor Fans

Generally, unless you’re lucky, there is no window in a cloakroom. Therefore a good ventilation is important here.
This Vectaire X-Mart Advanced Deluxe Axial Fan operates at a quiet 37 decibels and takes just 15 Watts to power.
The low noise, low energy fan is an efficient way of keeping bathrooms clear of excess moisture and odours.

 

Top Bathroom Trends for 2018

Following up the holiday season, the beginning of the New Year is always the most exciting time to plan something new and fresh!

We are looking into the latest bathroom trends for 2018.

If you are looking to invest in a bathroom remodel, you’ll be wondering what are the popular current materials, textures or styles. And what are the latest designer innovations in bathroom technology?

Brass finishes

AXOR Uno Select Basin Mixer 80

The above picture is the AXOR Uno Select Basin Mixer 80

The tonal metallic touch is not specifically a brand new trend, however, is not going anywhere soon.
Especially the choice of Brass! It brings a warm golden tone to your bathroom design and ramps up the luxury feel instantly.

The AXOR Uno Select presents the newest Hansgrohe brassware technology, the select control provides simple temperature control over the tap.

Blends with natural materials

A key material that brings a tactile natural element into your bathroom design is wood.

This walnut colour Bauhaus Glide II Wall Hung Vanity Unit provides a warm tone and handcrafted feel to your bathroom design.

This is an excellent example of the elegant mixture of natural materials that can be suitable for a modern bathroom design.

The units finish is fully proofed and tested for family bathroom use, so you can rest assured there will be no distorting and splitting on the unit.

Burlington Low Level Toilet

The above picture is the Burlington Low Level Toilet

You can also add more of a natural element by using an oak toilet seat.

It fits really well with a traditional style bathroom and is much more attractive than a generic white plastic seat.

Innovative solutions

 

The above video is the Aqualisa Q Smart Concealed Shower with Wall Mounted Fixed Head

Who doesn’t like the improvement of technology? This high-tech Aqualisa Q Smart Concealed Shower will make your life so much easier.

The innovative technology allows you to turn your shower on from as far as 10 meters away.

The display screen will also show you when your favoured temperature has been reached, ready for you to jump into the shower!

Free Villeroy & Boch Crystal Glass Set!

Due to popular demand, we are extending this spectacular free gift offer.
For orders over a certain value, you will receive a free Villeroy & Boch Crystal Glass set!

These have been hugely popular with our customers, you might be adding to your existing Villeroy and Boch glassware collection, or new to the V&B brand, but either way these crystal glasses will add the touch of glamour to your dining table.

Every household needs to have a decent set of wine glasses!

UK Bathrooms want to ensure not only are you enjoying your new high-quality branded bathroom,

but also receive a little something extra from us to adorn your home on orders over £500.

ovid glass set

How do you qualify?

When you place an online order for over £500 you will receive a complimentary Villeroy & Boch Crystal Entrée glass set,

this includes 4 x Red wine goblets, 4 x White wine goblets and 4 x Champagne flutes.

The item will not display as a product in your basket, we will dispatch one with your order.

 

The offer is limited, so don’t miss out –place your order now!
SHOP HERE

 

Term and conditions:

 

UK Bathrooms reserves the right to withdraw or change the promotion at any time before the end of the promotion period.

If the order is more than £500 (excluding delivery fee), the customer will receive a free V&B Entrée crystal glass set.

The offer is limited to one free V&B glass set per order.

Transit damage to promotional items is not covered, there are no replacements offered for damaged promotional items. We do not accept returns on promotional items.

The promotional item must be returned if the order is cancelled and returned to us.

The promotion items are limited, on a first come first served basis. Once the stock is depleted the offer will end.

Only applies to an order made online. The offer does not extend to quotes or price matches.

Add value to your Home

Did you know upgrading your bathrooms, or adding additional washrooms/cloakrooms to your property can increase the value of your home?

According to Nationwide Building Society, it can boost your property value by approximately 5 %.

An en-suite bathroom is particularly popular at the moment, as people are increasingly looking for comfort, convenience and better living space.

At UK Bathrooms, you can find a wide range of branded bathroom goods to create the perfect en-suite or cloakroom washroom.

We also offer suites and packages to save you time and money.

You can find bathroom suites here.

If you don’t have a big budget at the moment, or you are not quite ready to renovate the whole bathroom,

here are some insider tips to make your instantly refreshed and updated:

Update your brassware with a set of new taps

Burlington Claremont Cloakroom Taps

The above picture is the Burlington Claremont Cloakroom Taps

We offer a wide variety of taps, from traditional, classic to contemporary and modern in style.

You can find the perfect style to match your basin.

Check out our range of taps here.

Upgrade your shower head into a large overhead shower

Crosswater Dial Fixed Shower Head

 The above picture is the Crosswater Dial Fixed Shower Head

A large, round overhead shower can build a luxury look immediately, and create a sense of lavishness.

Find shower heads here.

Replace a shower door

Instead of having a shower curtain that is easy to get mouldy, a shower glass is always a much better choice.

It’s easy to clean and allows light through into the bath space, the more light the brighter and lighter your room feels.

Have a look of shower door here.

This is a great time of year to plan on improving your home and property value, you could start by upgrading your bathroom today!

Winter Sale – Find your perfect bath here!

UK Bathrooms winter sale has started! Why not kick off your new year from planning your dream bathroom?

You can save up more on all bathroom ranges during the whole month, hurray!!

Here are many aspects you need to consider when choosing the perfect bath, especially space, comfort and the style of the bath.

We are going to introduce 3 different types of baths to help you find the ideal design.

Free standing bath

A freestanding bath tub is fully finished from all angles, so you are not restricted in where you want to place your bath. You can locate one almost anywhere in the space you have so it can take pride of position in your bathroom interior design.

Shower bath

When space is your biggest concern, a shower bath would be the best choice. This ClearGreen Ecocurve Contemporary Shower Bath will definitely do a great job for you.

Its gently sloping back support is set at a 135-degree angle, which will provide you with optimum relaxation and comfort.

Whirlpool Bath

Whirlpool bathtubs provide you with a better level of stress relief compare to regular bathtubs. From the combination of massage jets and warm water, it helps your blood circulation and eases your sore muscles. You can choose from all sorts of features such as whirlpool air jets, or comforting air spa systems with inline heaters to keep your spa-feature bath toasty and warm.

 

Treat yourself to your dream bathtub for a fresh start to 2018!

Peruse our bath selection here.

Benefits of a UK Bathrooms Trade Account

Save more on designer bathroom brands with a UK Bathrooms trade account.


UK Bathrooms trade account will be launching in January!

As a plumber, tradesperson, or interior designer, do your customers always ask you where they can get designer bathroom brands at the best price?

Look no further! The more you spend with UK Bathrooms Trade, the more you save every Quarter.

 

Some of the benefits you will get for signing up with a UK Bathrooms Trade account include:

Tiered discount

Every purchase gets you closer to your next level of discount, with savings of an extra 10% or more across all of your orders, you will be hard-pressed to find another retailer who can offer you such a large discount across already discounted branded items.

Share your discount with your customers

Managing customers’ orders for them comes with a multitude of headaches; we know. Let us do this for you: you can give your customers your account reference and they can place their orders with us directly. They benefit from your discount, and help increase your overall discount too!

Dedicated Account Manager

You will receive one point of contact within the business, who will make it their job to understand the nature of your business and find the best possible solutions to help your projects run as smoothly as possible.

Exclusive trade offers

Every month we will put together exclusive offers on popular products you use on nearly every project. Save even more money, above and beyond your current discount level.

Free Delivery over £500

Benefit from free delivery on all of your orders of £500+

24/7 Web Access

We are always here for when you need us, with many product pages offering technical diagrams and specifications.

 

Sign up for UK Bathrooms trade account and get access to a huge range of benefits straight away!

 

Buy now and beat price increases in January

Buy now and beat price increases in January! Take advantage of the 2017 prices and have your goods delivered in 2018. The beginning of the New Year is the time when manufacturers traditionally increase their prices, no one wants to pay more when you can spend less.

To avoid paying more in 2018 and look after your wallet, why not place your order now and get it delivered in the New Year?
We have put together a list for customers in advance of price increases below detailing which manufacturers we currently know will be implementing price increases (but this list could grow between now and the start of January:

Geberit Cisterns

Several items are going to increase up to 7 %

The above picture is the Geberit Xeno2 Rimfree Wall Hung Toilet

Kudos Showers

Most items are increasing between 5-7 %

Laufen

Various items are increasing between 3-7 %

The above picture is the Laufen PRO S Tall Cabinet

Ideal Standard

Majority of items are increasing approximately 4%

Zehnder Radiators

Several items are going to increase 4%

The above picture is the Zehnder Klaro Central Heating Radiator

Aqualisa

Aqualisa Quartz and visage range are going to increase between 3-8%

Aqualisa Rise Smart range is increasing between 2-4%

Inda

Various items are increasing between 3-5%

 

The above picture is the Inda Gealuna Grab Bar

 

The products featured above are for illustrative purposes

Why not start planning your new bathroom now over the Christmas period and get your order in place for the new year. In our basket, there is a section for additional comments, if you want us to hold the delivery until you are ready we can certainly do that.

Career Opportunity at UK Bathrooms: Sales Administrator

Title: Sales Administrator

Based: Ripon

Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Start: Immediate

Who we are

We are one of the largest independent branded E-commerce platforms in the UK. We have a fast paced sales office where we are constantly working to improve what we do and offer the best possible service. As we grow we want our employees to grow.

The role

You would be joining our existing sales team. Your main role would be to process incoming sales and calls. Working with our quote and trade customers to provide detailed quotes and assist in shaping their orders.

You will be helping people make decisions about what to have in their bathroom and providing technical information. We will provide full training on the products and the manufacturers we sell.

You will also deal with customer service and any queries that arise during the order, including shipment and aftercare.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Confident in IT: we are web-based so you need to have a good understanding of MS packages and the internet
  • Attention to detail: you will be handling large orders in quantity and value
  • Having a friendly and engaging personality
  • Comfortable working with members of the public
  • Should have a confident manner
  • Excellent Telephone Manner
  • Must be helpful and polite
  • Able to work as part of a sales team
  • Very computer literate

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for the above position please email sales@ukbathrooms.com with a copy of your CV. We have no set closed date on this currently as we are committed to finding the right person, however, we would advise not waiting too long to get your application in.