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Neil and family’s bathroom

UK Bathrooms are always delighted to receive finished bathroom shots and feedback from our customers. Feedback really helps other customers out and lets us know both what’s working and what we can improve upon to give you the best customer experience. We love seeing final bathroom design images to see the products we sell and recommend so highly coming together in a final design!

Neil and his family have done a great job here converting their bathroom. Neil has cleverly combined contemporary and traditional style pieces to give this bathroom a brand new character and fresh, light look.

Neil fed the following back to us:

“We asked UK Bathrooms to source all our new bathroom fixtures and fittings from their suppliers, we now have a beautiful bathroom with a wonderful bath and shower, the kids are over the moon.
The customer service was excellent from start to finish, I can’t recommend them highly enough.
First class service and keen pricing with designer brands. A very satisfied customer.” – Neil and family

Have a look at the before and after images.

Here are different angles of Neil and his family’s new bathroom

You can find the products here

The Shower enclosure:

Merlyn Series 8 Single Door Offset Quadrant Enclosure & Tray

Merlyn Series 8 Single Door Offset Quadrant Enclosure & Tray

 

The electric shower pictured:

Mira Sport Max Electric Shower with Airboost

Mira Sport Max Electric Shower with Airboost

The Toilet featured is due to be phased out but can be found here while stocks last:

Britton Compact Close Coupled Toilet

Britton Compact Close Coupled Toilet

Similar toilets:

Villeroy & Boch Subway Close Coupled Toilet

Villeroy & Boch Subway Close Coupled Toilet

or:

Origins Ivy Close Coupled Toilet

Origins Ivy Close Coupled Toilet

Basin Tap:

Roper Rhodes Sign Open Spout Basin Mixer Tap

Roper Rhodes Sign Open Spout Basin Mixer Tap

Bath:

V&B Squaro Edge 12 Freestanding Bath

V&B Squaro Edge 12 Freestanding Bath

Radiator:

Phoenix Catherine Traditional Towel Drying Radiator

Phoenix Catherine Traditional Towel Drying Radiator

The tiles supplied elsewhere but just get in touch with us for similar suggestions, we can supply a range of Villeroy and Boch tiles for example.

If you would like to share your final bathroom design images with us we would love to hear from you, please email us at sales@ukbathrooms.com and you could be featured on our blog!

Story: Bawili from The Democratic Republic of Congo

UK Bathrooms began supporting Toilet Twinning in March this year. Each month we sponsor (twin) 10 toilets in different 10 countries that are in extreme poverty. This funding helps to improve the hygiene situation and also provide people with a proper latrine.

Bawili Hamisi and daughter Ebinda, Mwandiga 3 Community, Eastern DRC.

Bawili’s story

This month we are sharing Bawili’s story. Bawii is a widow from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, she raised her family on her own. Bawii’s husband was killed during a civil war in DMC. After the civil war, the rest of the family escaped to Tanzania and stayed in a refugee camp. After 10 years, they were forcibly returned to their home country where they had no home, no clean water and no toilet.

Bawii’s daughter, Ebinda had to walk for 90 minutes, three times a day to gather water from Lake Tanganyika. However, the water source was dirty and many people became ill with cholera. One day when Ebinda was still a teenager, she was attacked and raped by several men when she went to the toilet in the bush. As the consequence of the assault, she was pregnant.

Determined not to let other families suffer as hers did, Ebinda’s Mother, Bawili, joined a Community Health Club which was set up by Toilet Twinning’s support. It educates local people about hygiene and encourages them to build toilets. She devoted herself to the group and is now the Club President.

Bawili was unable to undertake the building work involved to construct her own toilet, so health club members worked together and built her a toilet recently. As villagers construct toilets together, they also develop a stronger sense of community and help one another. ‘We’re learning to work together… to love each other,’ says Bawili. ‘If there is no love, we cannot build a good society. We used to be ashamed when people shouted abuse as we walked to the bush. I’m so happy to have a toilet next to the house now.’

If you would like to learn more about Bawili family’s story please watch the following video about their journey.

 

We are proud to have received UK Bathrooms sponsors certificate for April.

Our April Certificate

These are the countries that we supported this month!

 

If you would like to support a family like Bawili, you can support through Toilet Twining.

 

 

 

We are giving away Villeroy & Boch Crystal Glass Sets

Spring has arrived, the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming!
You will only need a set of gorgeous sparkling Villeroy & Boch crystal glasses adorning your dining table to complete your perfect Spring day!

UK Bathrooms want to make sure you are not only enjoying our top-quality premium bathroom products but also get a little something extra from us on all online orders over £1000.

How to qualify?

When you spend over £1,000 on an order you will receive a complimentary Villeroy & Boch Crystal Entrée glass set.

What is in the Villeroy & Boch Crystal Entrée glass set?

Entrée glass set includes 12 pieces of beautiful crystal glass, comprising of:
4 x Red wine goblets
4 x White wine goblets
4 x Champagne flutes

 

 

Note:

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

Sometimes your glass set will arrive in a separate parcel to ensure it arrives safely.

Once the stock is depleted the offer will end.

 

Term and conditions:

If the order is more than £1,000 (excluding delivery fee), the customer will receive a free V&B Entrée crystal glass set

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

The promotion starts from 19th April, but the promotional items are limited, on a first come first served basis. Once the stock is depleted the offer will end.

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

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 Beauty of Handcrafted Bathroom – Imperial Bathrooms

Since 1988, leading British manufacturer Imperial Bathrooms has been devoted to achieving Rolls-Royce of bathroom brands status. Imperial Bathrooms are positioned high in the Bathroom industry through their high-quality design, product development and dedicated manufacturing capabilities.

UK Bathrooms team visited Imperial Bathrooms head offices in Aldridge just before the Easter holiday. We were very impressed with every detail during the factory tour.


Let us show you how Imperial stands out with its finely designed toilets, basins, baths and much more.

Toilet

Imperial Bathrooms presented the world’s first ever range of solid timber toilet seats as part of its pioneering new product development programme in 2008 with a soft-close mechanism hinges. A range of wood finishes are available, all handcrafted in Imperial Bathrooms own wood factory based in the Midlands. The hinges are available in 3 finishes for a bespoke look that will match any interior: Gold, Nickle or Chrome.

Imperial Radcliffe Close Coupled Toilet

The above picture is the Imperial Radcliffe Close Coupled Toilet

Imperial toilets are designed, manufactured and handcrafted in-house to the highest quality standards. Every piece needs to go through as many as15 quality inspection checks. Only the first class performance is accepted.

This unique range features a specially designed hinge that enables the soft and slow closure of both the seat and cover, therefore eliminating the possibility of the seat slamming shut which can produce unwanted noise and potential damage to the seat and fingers!

Furniture

Handcrafted in Imperial’s own furniture factory based in the West Midlands, using the finest quality solid woods, the soft-close timber seats match beautifully with Imperial’s extensive range of luxurious sanitaryware and solid wooden furniture. The magnificence of the wood’s natural pattern and grain is safely sealed beneath a layer of specialist protective lacquer to resist moisture ingress in the bathroom setting. The soft-close option features across Imperial’s entire range of solid timber toilet seats. All seats are available in a variety of design styles and finishes.

Also handcrafted is Imperial bathrooms extensive range of bathroom furniture, suitable for traditional, contemporary classic and more modern bathroom designs. Imperial offer a fantastic customisation service where they can hand paint their furniture in one of several lovely colours:

Washstands

Imperial also produce a sumptuous range of luxury washstands for a truly indulgent, stunningly opulent bathroom wash space. These are also available in custom finishes of Gold and Nickle, Chrome being standard. These can be matched with their range of taps in the same finishes.

 

Shop here for Imperial Bathrooms products

 

 

 

 

Receive a free Villeroy & Boch Crystal glass set from UK Bathrooms

We are giving away these beautiful Villeroy & Boch Crystal glass sets for free during the Easter weekend! The 12 pieces of simple, elegant drinking glasses will be with you for every occasion. For a post-work, a Netflix-and-popcorn kind of night, pre-dinner Apéritif and even perfect for a lavish dinner party.

What is included in the Villeroy & Boch Crystal Glass Set?

You will receive a Villeroy & Boch Crystal Entrée glass set, which includes:

4x Red wine goblets

4x White wine goblets

4x Champagne flutes

 

How can I get these for free?

Place an order over £500 (excluding delivery fee) through UK Bathrooms website www.ukbathrooms.com , and UK Bathrooms will treat you to a complimentary Villeroy & Boch Crystal Entrée glass set!

Note: The glass set will not display as a product in your basket, we will dispatch one with your order. Sometimes your glass set will arrive in a separate parcel to ensure it arrives safely.

When will the promotion end?

This is an exclusive Easter Holiday deal! It ends on 3rd April 2018 at noontime.

 

 

Term and conditions:

If the order is more than £500 (excluding delivery fee), the customer will receive a free V&B Entrée crystal glass setOnly applies to an order made online.
The offer does not extend to quotes or price matches.
The promotion ends on 3rd April 2018, but the promotional items are limited, on a first come first served basis. Once the stock is depleted the offer will end.
UK Bathrooms reserves the right to withdraw or change the promotion at any time before the end of the promotion period.
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.

 

A nice treat from UK Bathrooms – Free Villeroy & Boch Crystal Glass Set

Hurrah! Our Free Villeroy & Boch Crystal glass set offer is back again! –with a new look.
For the past few weeks, we have received a huge amount of enquiries about our hugely popular Villeroy & Boch crystal glass set promotion. Therefore, we decided to bring this promotion back!

How does this work?

This is very simple!
When you place an order over £1,000 (excluding delivery fee) through the UK Bathrooms website, we will treat you a complimentary Villeroy & Boch Crystal glass set.
A lovely collection of glassware to adorn your dining table, from a leading design house and sought after brand!

What is in the Villeroy & Boch Crystal glass set?

You will receive a Villeroy & Boch Crystal Entrée glass set, which includes:

Four Red wine goblets
Four White wine goblets
Four Champagne flutes

Note: The glass set will not display as a product in your basket, we will dispatch one with your order. 
Sometimes your glass set will arrive in a separate parcel to ensure it arrives safely.

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Term and conditions:

If the order is more than £1,000 (excluding delivery fee), the customer will receive a free V&B Entrée crystal glass set

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

The promotion ends on 4th April 2018, but the promotional items are limited, on a first come first served basis. Once the stock is depleted the offer will end.

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

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.

 

 

 

KBB Birmingham 2018 – Discovering the latest in bathroom design.

KBB Birmingham is the UK’s largest gathering of the world’s top bathroom brands. UK Bathrooms Team visited the event and we’d like to share all the inspiring new designs and latest products we discovered during the show!

Crosswater

UNION by Crosswater

UNION is engineered precisely to achieve functionality and designed to make a statement. This innovative collection was developed to harmonise your bathroom with an industrial New York Loft style theme.Union offers Chrome, Brushed Black, Brushed Nickel and Brushed Brass 4 choices across the entire collection.

MPRO collection

Two innovative finishes have been added to the MPRO collection, Brushed Brass and Matt Black alongside the introduction of a spectacular knurled detail.

MPRO has used the best components and top materials to ensure that it delivers the best performance. All four exquisite finishes are available across the entire MPRO collection, including a full set of coordinating accessories including basin wastes and matching black overflows.

Burlington Bathrooms – New colours

New Grey Furniture

Burlington Furniture will be available in Classic Grey late spring 2018.  A range of exquisitely traditional solutions to add classic style and sophisticated British elegance to your new bathroom.

Introducing Black

You can now match Burlington brassware with a black handle option. It provides a slightly trendier look compare to the existing portfolio.

Just Trays

Happy 30th anniversary to Just Trays. Great celebration with Trumpets on Monday.


Evolved by JT

Just Trays introduce the new innovative shower experience. They bring us the next stage of shower tray development. A leading edge waste solution, to maximise on the minimalist look. This stylish 25mm tray also has the appearance and feel of a wetroom.

If you like the new designs and products we’ve shared, please contact UK Bathrooms sales team for more information and the date they are available to order: sales@ukbathrooms.com or call us on 01765 694 720

The universal mirror cabinet for every bathroom – KEUCO ROYAL MATCH

As the leader in premium bathrooms, Keuco is launching a new product from the Keuco Royal Match range. This time, in addition to the classic on-wall model, an elegant semi-recessed model is available. The Keuco Royal Match -semi-recessed mirror cabinet as the concealed storage solution is going to amaze guests and bring your bathroom up to an even higher standard.

What is special about the Royal Match semi-recessed model?


The Intelligent Lighting Concept

The unique function of the ROYAL MATCH is the LED lighting on the sides. Regardless of whether the mirror doors are closed or opened, the lighting illuminates the reflective surface and ensuring perfect lighting at each angle. The long LED’s on the sides supply uniform and glare-free illumination of the face with their efficient 3000K warm-white light.

You can control the light to any level via the discreet, centrally located electronic sensor switch. In low light (morning or night), the LED lighting at the switch can also be used as a guiding light

Generous Storage Space

Keuco Royal Match provides an individually organisable storage space. And its appealing design makes the ROYAL MATCH from Keuco the universal mirror cabinet for every bathroom.

Once installed, the semi-recessed mirror cabinet appears to be a slim illuminated-mirror from the outset, projecting only 67mm out from the wall. The generous storage space is cleverly concealed in the wall out of sight, avoiding any bulky units overhanging your washbowl. Furthermore, thanks to the shallow installation depth of only 82 mm, it is also suitable for thin drywall.

Premium Interior Design

The ROYAL MATCH features an exclusive white-lacquered rear glass panel. The central divider of the glass shelves allows you to adjust the heights of the shelves, to organise things according to your personal needs. The electric sockets inside are just as practical as the pivoting doors which are mirrored on both sides, which give a generous all-round view while primping and grooming!

The high-quality aluminium edges emphasise its elegant design. The ROYAL MATCH has a premium aluminium body that guarantees a long lifespan and is simple to take care of. With its modern and rectilinear design language, which balances with almost any style. The ROYAL MATCH mirror is a visual treat in any bathroom.  KEUCO guarantees the availability of spare parts for 10 years.

If you have any query or need further information, please contact UK Bathrooms sales team.

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.