UK Bathroom News Archive

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 –  design@ukbathrooms.com

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 sales@ukbathrooms.com or 01765 694720.

Architect? Interior Designer? Trades?… build your brand awareness by entering the UK Bathrooms Design Awards

In an ever changing, competitive environment designers, specifiers and fitters of bathroom spaces face the ongoing challenge to increase their brand awareness. The concept of ‘branding’ is critical for any business, even once the basic brand is understood and developed, the challenge continues to create and constantly build brand awareness. Being consistent with branding is key, getting your brand in front of potential customers is top priority.

89% of Marketers say brand awareness is the most important goal” (Content Marketing Institute).

Having recently launched our Design Awards, we are inviting entries not just from homeowners but also from professionals. Architects, Interior Designers and Trades are being encouraged to submit their entries to win best architect/interiors designer bathroom, best hotel/guest house/restaurant bathroom or best trades bathroom. Winners of each category will be awarded £500 worth of products from www.ukbathrooms.com but the opportunity is much bigger for professionals entering, it’s more about the brand exposure that we can help them achieve. Even if they don’t end up a winner, the project they submit may be showcased on the website, social media, blogs, newsletters and in press releases to related publications by ourselves and by our supported manufacturers.

Alongside Graeme Borchard, MD of UK Bathrooms, the expert panel of incredibly talented judges include Amy Moorea Wong ex Features Editor of Elle Decoration, Interior Design & Lifestyle Journalist and Writer, Darren Paxford National Sales Manager of VitrA UK Ltd and Sarah Evans Head of Channel Marketing at Hansgrohe UK.
Entering the UK Bathrooms Design Awards is via an online entry form and full terms and conditions can be viewed on the website https://designawards.ukbathrooms.com.

CHECK OUT OUR SALE – SUPERB SAVINGS NOW AVAILABLE!

Check out our ‘sale’… superb savings of up to 66% across many bathroom products from leading premium brands… DON’T MISS OUT, only while stocks last!

This Grohe Rapid SL 3 in 1 WC Frame Pack

NOW ONLY £149.95 inc VAT (RRP £429.77)

The Origins Storm Basin Mixer Tap with Push Waste is

NOW ONLY £60.48 inc VAT saving a huge 57% on its RRP £139.86

 

Need a new basin and extra storage space then the VitrA S50 50 cm Floorstanding 1 Door Vanity Unit and Basin Set needs to be added to your basket!

RRP £339.00 it’s currently on sale for an amazing £152.52 inc VAT saving 45%

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Our Sales team will be on hand to help over the Christmas period, please see our opening hours below.

Christmas Eve Tuesday 24th Dec: Open until 1pm

Christmas Day and Boxing Day 25th – 26th Dec: Closed

Friday 27th Dec: Open 9am – 5pm

Monday 30th Dec: Open 9am – 5pm

New Year’s Eve Tuesday 31st Dec: Open 9am – 5pm

New Year’s Day Wednesday 1st Jan: Closed

Thursday 2nd Jan: Open 9am – 5pm

Open as normal from this point onwards

Some orders will be dispatched between Christmas and New Year but only orders of UK Bathrooms stock as suppliers and couriers will be also be working on reduced dates.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from us all at UK Bathrooms!