UK Bathroom News Archive

UK Bathrooms working hard to limit our environmental impact

UK Bathrooms understands the need to make choices that help sustain the world that sustains us. As a business we work to limit our environmental impact. We continually strive for improvement to exceed our environmental targets and to reduce our carbon footprint.

Responsible Sourcing

We require our suppliers to share our commitment to social and environmental responsibility.  Our business partners bring quality products that have been manufactured and sourced through ethical means.

Sustainable Packaging

We seek to package all of our products in an efficient and sustainable manner by using recycled content, as well as biodegradable and lighter materials, in an effort to minimise waste.

All waste is segregated into recyclables and non-recyclables and we aim to recycle anything that possibly can be.

Our packaging materials and our packaging systems are under constant review as we strive to limit our environmental impact. We use 100% recycled cardboard boxes and cardboard edging. Our pallet deliveries to our customers are wrapped in a fully recyclable Sugar Cane wrap. Our packaging tapes are also 100% recyclable as is the bubble wrap that we use.

Customers will soon see a new label with every delivery, making it easier for them to determine how to best recycle that particular packages’ materials. Enabling our customers to make more informed decisions around how to best dispose of the packaging their purchases come in.

Energy Efficiency 

At UK Bathrooms we understand that climate change is without a doubt one of the most pressing challenges facing the planet today. We all have a responsibility to reduce the impact our operations have on the plant in the creation of greenhouse gas emissions.

Ever-evolving Sustainability Journey

Our sustainability journey is ever-evolving in this climate-challenged world.

 

January Specials on hansgrohe Showers and Taps

Leading bathroom brand hansgrohe

hansgrohe are one of the leading bathroom brands when it comes to showers and taps. They are renowned for excellent quality and they employ some of the best designers in the world.

Great Savings at UK Bathrooms

UK Bathrooms currently have some exciting offers on a number of hangsrohe Raindance shower products. Including the Metropol Single Lever Basin Mixer and the new, innovative DogShower.

hansgrohe Raindance Select

The hansgrohe Raindance Select S 2 jet Showerpipe set is now available at an unbelievable £819 inc vat. This represents a massive saving of £441 on RRP.  This exposed shower set includes the award winning Raindance Overhead Shower, Raindance Select hand shower, Isiflex shower hose and matching wall bar. Finished in chrome to match almost any bathroom space the product abounds with technological functions.

These include hansgrohe RainAir, featuring air injectors and WhirlAir with its massage spray for that de-stressing shower experience.

Metropol Single Lever Basin Mixer

Match the shower set with a Metropol Single Lever Basin Mixer in chrome also on special offer at just £263.25 saving £141.75 on RRP. This stunning, sleek mixer tap is a best seller. It’s easy to see why as it is made to last and looks great. Its Quickclean technology means that it can be kept in pristine condition with little effort.  Another benefit is that the mixer comes complete with push up waste and is supplied with connection hoses.

Matt Black Finish

Black in the bathroom has been a growing trend over the last few years and is a trend that is here to stay.  Also on special offer from hansgrohe is the Raindance Select S Showerpipe 240 1 Jet with PowderRain in gorgeous Matt Black at £996 inc vat. This all-in-one shower kit includes a swivel overhead shower and a triple spray handshower. Complement with a Metropol Single Lever Basin Mixer also available in Matt Black for a perfectly co-ordinated high-end bathroom finish.

hansgrohe DogShower

We were delighted to be the first retailer to supply the hansgrohe DogShower and we’re even more delighted to be able to offer it at the special price from just £68.90 inc vat. This innovative DogShower will offer your dog a unique cleaning experience, it is available in a choice of Matt White, Matt Black, Sky Blue or Pink too. Created with three different spray types and a Select button to switch easily from one type to another, the DogShower will remove shampoo easily from your pooch so preventing diseases and skin irritations.

BEAT THE NEW YEAR PRICE INCREASES

Nowadays our bathrooms are deemed to be one of the most important spaces in our homes – as an up to date, stylish room to relax and unwind in.

Bathroom budgets

When it comes to creating a new bathroom, costs can vary substantially depending on the quality of products we choose and the level of technology-driven appliances, all to suit our individual budget.

However, when planning a new bathroom its a good idea to work out a budget.  The one thing that is out of our control at this time of year is the annual price increase from the manufacturers.  Whilst this is something that is expected we very often forget to include it in our figures and the result is we either have to spend far more than we wanted, or we have to rethink the specification and maybe look for a compromise.

Live stock feeds

This year has been a difficult year for everyone, and many of our brands are struggling to meet demand.  UK Bathrooms have taken the decision to only advertise products on our website that we know we can deliver. We’re on live stock feeds for the majority of our bathroom brands now which means we can pass on as accurate lead times as possible to our customers. We’re already receiving notifications from suppliers of their intended price increases from January 2022 so we’re basically urging customers to buy now and beat the price increases.

On average price increases from January 2022 are from 3% all the way up to 8.5% from some of the leading names in bathrooms, including Villeroy & Boch, hansgrohe, Grohe, Geberit, Ideal Standard and VitrA.

Right time to buy

Now is definitely the right time to buy. A new bathroom of £8000 may cost up to an extra £680 based on the price increases we’ve been notified of to date. We’re still awaiting confirmation from brands such as Crosswater, whose products prove very popular with our customers. Their recently launched Artist range is sublime, on trend and stunning – the collection includes the gorgeous Circus Countertop Basin, which is available in a Brushed Brass finish. At £665.00 this basin is a real state of the art piece so definitely one to order now and beat those January prices!”

Quick Delivery Products Now Available

Our brand new UK Bathrooms Express range of products

are now available for quick delivery!

 

We’ve had an exciting few weeks at UK Bathrooms with:

  • lots of new products from our brands
  • getting ready to move into our new warehouse
  • new promotions from key manufacturers that we can share with our customers
  • more new members to our UK Bathrooms team
  • the launch of our brand new UK Bathrooms Express range

We’re constantly updating our website with the latest products and offers making sure that our customers have access to the best bathroom products at the best prices but most importantly that we deliver the best service that we can. 

The last 12 months have been a testing time for all of us – but for UK Bathrooms our resources were stretched to their limits as more and more people have turned to e-Commerce providers such as ourselves.   One of our main problems being stock feeds from our brands which in the majority, are live feeds. More stress on our supply chain with Covid and since the beginning of the year, Brexit, has meant that we have adjusted our lead times and we were aware this was not always acceptable for those customers who urgently needed to receive their new bathroom products.

Our new warehouse facility means that we can take on more actual stock, in turn this means that we have launched our brand new UK Bathrooms Express range – where we can make delivery in 1 – 2 days.  As products on our site become immediately available they are automatically moved to our UK Bathrooms Express Quick Delivery page and show 1 – 2 days delivery.

UK Bathrooms Express products include taps, showers, basins, baths, toilets, mirrors, accessories etc and from our well known brands such as hansgrohe, Grohe, Villeroy & Boch, Burlington, Crosswater, VitrA, Aqualisa, Geberit, Ideal Standard, Abacus, AXOR, Laufen, Imperial and many more.Bayswater 1200 Curved Door Basin Cabinet

If there is something a customer wants that is not available our team will continue to work to source an alternative that we can supply faster.

 

 

UK Bathrooms Design Awards Winner 2020

The winning space of the inaugural UK Bathroom Design Awards has been crowned, a bold room designed to stand the test of time and passing trends, made up of monochrome tiles, tactile surfaces and, perhaps the year’s biggest bathroom trend, statement black brassware.

The space is one of the first rooms completed in the new home of textile designer Sian O’Doherty in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, which is being built so the family can live alongside to the herd of alpacas that contribute their wool to Sian’s sustainable modern knitwear business. Sian is an award-winning textile artist and designer creating beautiful and unique, ethically produced colourful fashion pieces, homeware and accessories with a modern Welsh twist.

Sian, her husband Mike, and three-and-a-half-year-old Ava have been living in a one room static caravan for two years while they wait for the house to be finished and baby number two to arrive in January. ‘The new bathroom is just amazing – especially after having had such a tiny shower for so long!’ Sian tells us. ‘I wanted it to be simple, timeless and practical, but also to have a designer edge.’

Large format white tiles meet a tactile slate floor and are finished with slick black brassware and accessories. ‘We kept things as simple as possible, with clean lines, and a monochrome palette – I was mindful of creating a space we could live with for a long time’ Sian explains.

The combination of longevity and effortless industrial style is what drew the judges to the space. ‘I love natural materials, and the slate floor is a wonderful contrast to the slick white walls,’ Sian says. ‘I paired it right back because I wanted it to last, but we pushed the boat out with the large shower head to make a modern statement and give it an industrial edge’

While the space looks beautiful, it’s based on the requirements of real life. ‘I chose each element to be as practical and easy to clean as possible,’ Sian explains ‘I kept referring back to what we needed as a family’. Thus, larger tiles mean less grouting, grout is grey for quick maintenance and surfaces are matt to show fewer small finger prints.

‘Pretty much everything came from UK Bathrooms which I hadn’t planned but just made sense – they guided me to good models in the price range I could go for, and because I bought so much, delivery was free,’ says Sian. ‘UK Bathrooms just made life more manageable, such as making sure I had the things that you don’t think about, like water traps and plugs. The bathroom includes luxury brands such as Crosswater and VitrA, and it was so easy getting them from one place.’

‘The bathroom is exactly what I was hoping for; clean lines, open space, and practicality; I take great pleasure in using it and will do for years to come’ says Sian, who won £500 worth of Love2Shop vouchers gifted by VitrA Bathrooms. ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to have won the UK Bathrooms Design Awards, and it’s been a massive help with finishing off our new home.’

3D Design Service Meet Our Design Consultant

Spotlight on: Lisa Watson, Design Consultant at UK Bathrooms

This month we’re chatting to Lisa Watson, Design Consultant, 3D Design Services at UK Bathrooms. Lisa lives in the North Yorkshire countryside with her children, dogs, cats and horses. Any spare time she has is spent drawing, painting and horse riding.

3D Design Service at UK Bathrooms

Q: How long have you been with UK Bathrooms and what is your role for the online bathroom store based in Ripon, North Yorkshire.
A: I’ve been with UK Bathrooms for nearly 2 years initially in Product Marketing before beginning my current role as a Design Consultant for our 3D Design Service. I work with customers on a one to one basis, guiding and advising from the planning and layout of their new bathroom to bespoke product sourcing if needed. I use over 20 years of interior design experience and architectural drawing skills to develop a 3D visual of their brand new bathroom, without them having to leave their home.

Q: How has your career path led you to this role?
A: Throughout the last 20 years I have worked in Interior Architecture. I have experience with virtual software and this coupled with my design skills allows me to offer our customers a service which brings their new bathroom to life – before they purchase!

Q: What specific qualifications and experience do you have for your role?
A: I graduated with a BA Hons in Interiors Architecture and have worked with architects, interior designers, bespoke manufacturers of kitchens and bathrooms and bespoke manufacturers of hardwood orangeries both in the UK and abroad.

Q: How do you balance your career with your home life?
A: My hours are flexible at UK Bathrooms and I have a peaceful art room at home which allows me time for myself when needed and gives an ideal environment to design and be creative.

Q: What do you find most challenging at work?
A: Ha-ha that’s really easy – time! The 3D Design Service at UK Bathrooms is a new service but a service that is already proving very popular!

Q: What do you like most about working for UK Bathrooms?
A: 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone. What I like best about my role at UK Bathrooms is that it is means I can continue to work with customers and continue to design new bathrooms which they love and which they will enjoy for many years. All from the comfort of their own home.

Q: Looking at ukbathrooms.com you have many brands, do you have favourites?
A: Most definitely, though perhaps I shouldn’t divulge! I love BC Designs baths and basins with their natural materials and design style combining organically sensuous shapes with contemporary clean lines. I also like Victoria+ Albert, Perrin & Rowe, Zehnder Bisque, Crosswater, VitrA, Villeroy & Boch and brands such as Trojan. That’s one of the other joys of working for UK Bathrooms, we have a plethora of brands from which to choose products, definitely spoilt for choice.

Q: When it comes to designing a new bathroom what inspires you most?
A: Nature mostly. I adore natural materials and combining these with organic shapes and a modern contemporary twist. Many of our brands combine these natural products and design styling with state-of-the-art manufacturing and technology producing the highest quality products.

Lisa Watson is a design consultant for UK Bathrooms, and provides advice, planning and a 3D visualisation service. For further details:
https://www.ukbathrooms.com/pages/bathroom-design-service.html
or email Lisa –  [email protected]

Black Friday 2020 Save an Extra 15% on Ideal Standard

 

Save an EXTRA 15% on Ideal Standard only with voucher code Ideal15%.

Ideal Standard are a huge name in bathrooms and have been so for over 100 years.  Products include baths, toilets, basins, vanity units, taps and showers can be complemented with a range of fittings and accessories – and now, for a limited time only you can save an EXTRA 15% on all Ideal Standard bathroom products.

Crosswater’s new Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve Trim Sets

Now available!

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve in Chrome

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve in Brushed Stainless Steel

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve in Matt Black

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve in Brushed Brass

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve in Matt White

Crosswater have released their new Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve Trim Sets to ensure a prefect cohesive approach to your bathroom brassware.

Available in five finishes:

Matt Black

Matt White

Brushed Brass

Brushed Stainless Steel

Chrome

Slim and elegant with a depth of 16.5 mm the trims add to the superb MPRO range from leading brand Crosswater. Push offers the perfect showering combination depending on how many outlets you require, with 2 or 3 easy to operate push buttons. Constructed with industry safe components and technology for your peace of mind and reassurance.  These superb Push Shower Valve Trim Sets will complement your bathroom.

The Big Bathroom Sale

The Big Bathroom Sale is now on with savings of up to 50% on 000’s of Burlington, Britton and Clearwater bathroom products.

 

For a limited time only The Big Bathroom Sale brings fantastic savings on Burlington, Britton and Clearwater bathroom products.

Burlington 130cm 4 drawer vanity unit with worktop and twin bowls £840.00 inc VAT

From traditional, elegant bathrooms to modern, contemporary solutions. This is the perfect time to purchase your dream bathroom at a much reduced price.

So don’t miss out check out our sale page now!

 

 

Britton Frame Black Washstand with Shoreditch Basin £125.00 inc VAT

 

 

MEGA Crosswater Sale now on – savings of up 45%

We hope that you are all keeping safe and well during these very difficult times.

We are very much ‘business as usual’ and have put in place a number of measures to allow this. These measures include contactless deliveries and protection for our staff and for you, our customer.

We’re also working closely with our suppliers to bring you the best deals possible, and are excited to announce our “MEGA Crosswater Sale” with savings of up to 45%.

Crosswater are a high quality brand, whose signature finishes and textures enable creativity and superior design across its portfolio of furniture, brassware, ceramics, shower enclosures and finishing touches for your bathroom. At the forefront of the market, Crosswater offer an outstanding selection of beautiful, contemporary bathroom products.  Add luxury and well-being to your space at an accessible price point!

We love the Crosswater brand, whether you want an ‘indulgent’ bathroom that feels like a luxury hotel spa, or a minimalist bathroom with clean, simple lines or perhaps you prefer a beautiful bathroom that feels peaceful and offers serenity or a playful bathroom that makes a statement with its striking features – with Crosswater you can create your perfect bathroom.

I AM. MINDFUL. Natural, ethical and organic.

I AM. BRAVE. Bold, playful and creative.

I AM. DIVINE. Romantic, youthful, peaceful and tranquil.

I AM. INDULGENT. Raw, refined feeling like a luxury hotel spa.

If you need any help or advice please do not hesitate to contact us via [email protected] or 01765 694720.