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England is in the heart of every home

Commissary to England for losing last night’s game to Croatia. Their performance throughout the World Cup will be remembered for years to come due to their exceptional effort, determination and passion. That’s what we exemplify in UK bathrooms.

Thank you England, you’ve made the nation proud!

Our bathrooms perform for themselves, through their high-quality design, astute detail and show-stopping style. Choose from our huge collection of stunning bathrooms which display a wide variety of outstanding and distinguished brands. We are never knowingly beaten on price and that’s why every product we sell has a price match promise.

Look for our special offer of earning a complimentary Villeroy and Boch glass set.
This pristine glass set is perfect for any occasion, any time and any place, so don’t miss out.

As England have made us proud, let us make you proud of your home!
Don’t forget about our special World Cup sweepstake offer. If you have either France or Croatia you still have the chance of receiving £100 off your next order.

If you would like to contact us, please click on the website link or contact us via this number: 01765 603502

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s celebrate the Wimbledon game together!

UK Bathrooms is celebrating the start of Wimbledon today! Are you ready for a very British party? Let’s put some ideas together to celebrate the big event even you are not in the tennis court watching the game!

(Resources: Wimbledon Official)

Strawberries and Cream

During Victorian times, Strawberries were a modern fruit to eat. Strawberries were also in the season when Wimbledon games were playing. Therefore many people happened to think Wimbledon as ‘Tennis in an English garden”, Strawberries and Cream is definitely essential for the occasion.

The Tipple

Never mind who wins or loses, as long as we are all enjoying a glass in the great British summer time! We are giving you the gorgeous Villeroy & Boch Crystal Glass set for free when you place a Matki order over £500 or more.
You can learn more here: https://blog.ukbathrooms.com/discover-matki-showering/

Crisp White Clothing

We all know the Wimbledon uniform colour is white! And at UK Bathrooms we have so many Wimbledon inspiring colour bathroom products available for you to follow the Wimbledon traditional colour all year round.

Geberit Toilet

Matki Showering

Crosswater basin

Roca Vanity Unit

Mixer from Hansgrohe

Soap Dish by Hansgrohe

We hope you all enjoy the Wimbledon game this summer!!

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.

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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

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.

New Career Opportunity At UK Bathrooms: Site Developer

Title: Site Developer

Based: Ripon

Hours: Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm

Start: Immediate

Who we are

We are one of the largest independent branded E-commerce platforms in the UK.

The role

We already have a very successful E-commerce platform which we need help maintaining and driving forward. We are also looking to develop new sites and diversify our offering.

This would be an opportunity to start at the very beginning of this process and shape what the sites and business become.

This is the perfect role for someone who wants to jump into a project and really take ownership of it.

Required Skills

  • Up to date knowledge of current web technologies and trends
  • Working knowledge of SQL, specifically PostgreSQL and MySQL
  • Proficiency in PHP, HTML & CSS
  • Excellent creative/design skills
  • Understanding of JavaScript
  • Knowledge of SQL optimisation
  • Ability to apply website development best practices
  • E-commerce experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Good problem solving
  • Ability to translate business requirements into website requirements
  • Clear understanding of business processes and requirements
  • Ability to work with 3rd party web developers and manage their work
  • An understanding of how search engines and websites work
  • A flexible attitude with proven experience of working in a small team
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Good organisational and time-management skills
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK

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.

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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KH Zero 2.

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.

KH Zero 6.

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:

https://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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Winter Bathroom Sale – Extended!

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Our Winter Sale over Christmas 2015 and New Year 2016 was hugely popular, with lots of our customers; new and seasoned regulars, making great savings on coveted branded bathroom goods through our website. Don’t despair if you missed out on the January offers, we are extending some of these great savings into February. As such, a selection of brands are still at an additional 5% off normal web prices.

This is a really great chance to snap up those branded goods and make decent savings on items that will be increasing in price in 2016; as manufacturers will eventually introduce their annual price increases.

We wanted to showcase some of our favourite Sale items to give you an idea of which products are on offer.

Our top 5 Sale items

  1. Imperial Astoria Deco Close Coupled WC – Save up to an additional £182 off this WC

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Imperial Bathrooms are a quintessential British bathroom manufacturer. All their ceramics are hand finished in the UK to the highest quality.

Perfect for: Anyone looking for a traditional bathroom with unrivaled attention to detail.

  1. Burlington Close Coupled Toilet – Save an extra 5% on all Burlington

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Burlington is a fantastic Traditional styled brand, bringing together the most elegant and rich styling from decades gone by with the most up to date materials and technology available today.

Perfect for: Those who want the traditional look but the reliability and water saving features of a contemporary WC.

  1. Simpsons Edge Pivot Shower Enclosure – Save up to £110.80 off the RRP

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Shower enclosures can be a tough decision. At one extreme you have design led manufacturers who can be eye wateringly expensive, or you can have an unbranded shower; which whilst cheap runs the risk of leaking (which we don’t sell). Simpsons is a great manufacturer, who are proud to offer lifetime guarantees and competitive prices.

Perfect for: When you don’t want to lose sleep over a leaky shower

  1. Hansgrohe Ecostat S Concealed Shower Valve – save from £116.88 off the RRP

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Hansgrohe is synonymous with reliability. Powered by its revolutionary iBox the Ecostat is a plumbers dream to fit and by far our most popular shower valve.

Perfect for: Keeping your plumber happy

  1. Villeroy & Boch Subway WC – Save an additional 5%

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German Design Giants Villeroy and Boch offer this ever popular close coupled toilet suite from their established Subway range, a favourite with architects and designers. With the full Subway range you can mix and match complimentary products to create a well put together bathroom suite.

Perfect for: Design enthusiasts

This is just our perspective; let us know in the comments what your top 5 would be.

Armitage Shanks launches new charity campaign to celebrate 200 year anniversary

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Armitage Shanks, along with its parent company Ideal Standard have launched a new charity aiming to raise £200,000 to celebrate its 200 year anniversary in 2017. The ‘Armitage Thanks’ campaign marks the run up to the company’s incredible 200 year anniversary and aims to support the local communities with a range of fundraising events and tasks.

40% of the money raised in the new initiative will be donated to Bowel and Cancer research, after being nominated by the firm’s staff members. The remainder of the money will go to local charities overseen by The Smile Foundation.

Armitage Shanks was founded in 1817 by Thomas Bond and has become one of the most successful sanitary pottery manufacturers in the world. In 1969 Armitage merged with competitor Shanks Holdings and created the iconic brand that we see today. Armitage Shanks is now owned by the Ideal Standard International group who is helping with the charity campaign.

Armitage Shanks employs over 300 people at its 4-acre manufacturing site and produces over 1.4 million pieces each year, including sanitary ware, bathroom fixtures and plumbing supplies.

Managing director of Ideal Standard UK Keith Boad told the press, “Since the early years of the 19th century, Armitage Shanks products have been used, seen and welcomed by everyone from paupers to pop stars, in everywhere from pubs and palaces to major sporting stadiums and motorway service stations,”

Adding, “The bicentenary is truly an historic milestone for us and we are very proud, so we are going to mark it by saying a big ‘Armitage Thanks’ for supporting us over the last 200 years.

Deborah Gilbert, from Bowel & Cancer Research talked about the new initiative saying, “More than 41,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year in the UK. Our aim is to help change that. The nature of bowel disease means that people don’t always talk about it and risk dying of embarrassment. The fact is, however, that bowel cancer claims lives and the support of an iconic company such as Ideal Standard, along with Armitage Shanks, is a fantastic boost. Not only will it help us to beat the disease, but its international profile will also help us to nail the ‘loo taboo’ and bring the reality of bowel cancer to the fore.”

Employees of Armitage Shanks and Ideal Standard are already setting up an array of charity event including a team to take up the National Three Peaks Challenge, quiz nights and coffee mornings.

Here are some of our favourite Armitage Shanks products:

Armitage Shanks Airside Wall Hung Basin

Armitage Shanks Airside Wall Hung Basin

Armitage Shanks Markwik Insulate Thermostatic Pillar Basin Mixer Tap

Armitage Shanks Markwik Insulate Thermostatic Pillar Basin Mixer Tap

Armitage Shanks Sandringham Classic Close Coupled WC

Armitage Shanks Sandringham Classic Close Coupled WC

Armitage Shanks Sensorflow Basin Mixer with Built-in Electronic Sensor

Armitage Shanks Sensorflow Basin Mixer with Built-in Electronic Sensor