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Experience the benefits of a touchless tap system at home with GROHE’s brand new Bau Cosmo E range

Experience the benefits of a touchless tap system at home with GROHE’s brand new Bau Cosmo E range

Infra-red tap technology, the likes of which can typically be found in the bathrooms of your local cinema or shopping centre, is – unbeknown to many – also available to have in your very own home! As the increasing strain on our water resources continues to drive sustainability conversations, the category of touchless taps are set to take precedence in our bathrooms at home in 2019 and beyond.

Inta shortlisted for eight years running in prestigious industry awards

Inta X Mag

Leading Staffordshire manufacturer Inta has been shortlisted for a prestigious industry award for the eighth year running.

Hixon-based Inta, which manufactures heating, plumbing and bathroom products, is a finalist in the 25th anniversary Heating & Ventilation News Awards 2018, which celebrate excellence and innovation across the building services industry.

It has been shortlisted in the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) Product of the Year - Heating Peripherals category for its Inta X-Mag filter system, which was introduced at the Ecobuild show last spring to huge interest from the plumbing and heating sectors.

Mind your step!

Mind your step!

Protecting your feet while you work is important, but will a bog-standard pair of safety boots be enough, or is investing a few more pounds worth it to protect your feet in the long-term? Hyde’s John Dabb investigates.

Safety boots are an essential part of PPE which no installer should be without, but all too often we can be led by price rather than comfort when choosing footwear for work. However, choosing footwear that you will spend upwards of 8 to 10 hours a day walking, standing, bending and stretching in should mean that you take time and invest the necessary cash in ensuring your feet will be comfortable all day long. In the long-term, making do with ill-fitting and comfortable footwear can slow you down and even be detrimental to your health.

Tough Comfort for Your Feet: SOLE Work Footbed

SOLE Work Footbed

Performance insole specialist SOLE has been giving athletes and fitness fans an edge since 2001. Now, SOLE has taken their award-winning design and created the Work Footbed, specifically for work boots, rubber boots or safety shoes. Launched in March this year, the footbeds are built to endure long days of high impact while retaining cushioning and support over the long haul.

The Work Medium footbed provides immediate step-in comfort with no break-in required, increased arch flexibility and 1.6mm of high-resilience cushioning for the perfect balance for all day comfort. 

Grohe looks at the role of the multi-generational bathroom for the ageing population

Grohe bathroom

In recognition of International Day of Older Persons which took place today on 1st October, GROHE looks at the ways in which accessible design in the bathroom can make simple tasks usually taken for granted much easier for the ageing population.

The International Day of Older Persons (acknowledged each year on 1st October) is spear-headed by the United Nations and encourages enhanced attention to the particular needs and challenges faced by older persons today. The awareness day offers an opportunity to look at the multi- generational home and how to prepare our homes to cope with the needs of the elderly to ensure we can remain in them for longer.

Snickers Comfort Fabrics For Maximum Mobility In New Stretch Clothing

Snickers Comfort Fabrics For Maximum Mobility In New Stretch Clothing

Snickers Workwear is well known for its uncompromising approach to quality and functionality, comfort and durability. 

Hi-tech fabrics and body-mapping designs ensure maximum working mobility wherever you are.

 With a range of new Trousers, Jackets, Rainwear and Accessories on their way, there’s plenty of scope for every professional craftsman and woman to stretch their performance on site comfortably.

InSinkErator Joins KBBG As New Supplier

InSinkErator Joins KBBG As New Supplier

InSinkErator® has joined the Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group (KBBG) and is a new supplier to members of steaming hot water taps and food waste disposers.

InSinkErator® is the inventor, manufacturer and global leader of food waste disposers and a major player in the steaming hot water tap market. Committed to providing lifestyle enhancing solutions for their customers, products from InSinkErator® encourage the efficient use of water in the home and the reduction of impact that food waste has on landfill sites.

RGB launches 2017 Christmas Present Appeal

RGB launches 2017 Christmas Present Appeal

Following the success of RGB Building Supplies’ Christmas Present Appeal last year, the builders merchant is delighted to bring it back and is once again inviting the local community to donate gifts that will be given to families being supported by Children’s Hospice South West over the festive period.

Until Friday 1st December, RGB’s branches in will be displaying Christmas Trees and inviting people to place a gift suitable for a child of any age, or their parents, underneath them. The hospice will then distribute the presents to families in time for Christmas Day.

Mercedes-Benz vans hit the HomeServe run

Mercedes-Benz vans hit the HomeServe run

HomeServe, the UK’s leading home assistance provider, has taken another step on the road towards an all-Mercedes-Benz van fleet.
 
HomeServe delivers effortless service to its customers, offering a range of services including plumbing, drainage, electrics, heating, and much more through its nationwide network of approved engineers. Given this, it expects the same, high-quality service from its own suppliers. The Mercedes-Benz Dealer Network’s 24-hour maintenance and repair capability, and free MobiloVan roadside assistance support, were therefore crucial to its decision to switch to the three-pointed star.
 

HomeServe to join forces with HHIC to boost UK heating industry

HomeServe to join forces with HHIC to boost UK heating industry

Announcement comes as industry unites for annual ‘Gas Safety Week’ campaign 2017
 
Leading home assistance provider HomeServe Membership Ltd is to lend its support to the domestic heating and hot water industry by joining the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC).
 
The HHIC promotes and supports the sustained growth of the heating and hot water industry, and Walsall-based HomeServe has now become one of the UK’s largest companies to sign up to the body.