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Design revolution in shower toilets –  ViClean-I 100

ViClean-I 100 toilet

ViClean-I 100 from Villeroy & Boch sets a new standard in the design of shower toilets. It looks just like a conventional toilet as the technology has been integrated into the ceramic and not the seat. ViClean-I 100 boasts clear lines and a minimalist look, accentuated by the ultra-flat toilet seat. Add to that the intuitive use and convenient shower functions and the new ViClean-I 100 becomes a subtle centerpiece in any purist bathroom.

Bosch Enhances Popular GB162 Light Commercial Boiler

Bosch Enhances Popular GB162 Light Commercial Boiler

Bosch Commercial and Industrial has made a series of enhancements to its popular GB162 light commercial gas boiler, for improved installation, servicing and operation. 

Increased flexibility

For the first time, the GB162 is available as an 85kW model, meaning the boiler is now available in outputs of 50kW, 65kW, 85kW and 100kW. With the condensing boiler’s innovative cascade design, it can cater for large heat demands of up to 1.6MW, coming into and out of operation when required to ensure even load matching. 

Leading Heat Pump Manufacturer Responds to Committee for Climate Change’s Call

Leading Heat Pump Manufacturer Responds to Committee for Climate Change’s Call for New-Build Homes

UK’s Leading Heat Pump Manufacturer Responds to Committee for Climate Change’s Call for New-Build Homes to be Warmed by Heat Pumps by 2025

The Kensa Group, the UK’s leading manufacturer and installer of ground source heat pumps, has welcomed the Committee for Climate Change’s (CCC)recommendation that gas boiler installations should be outlawed in new homes by 2025. 

In response to the Committee’s call for a more sustainable infrastructure to heat our homes, Simon Lomax, CEO of the Kensa Group says:

An Industry First For EauVation!

 EauVation tap

Leading manufacturer and supplier of sustainable filtered water systems, EauVation, has pioneered a ground-breaking new water system that automatically - and simultaneously – sterilises, fills and delivers multiple bottles of freshly purified, chilled, still or sparkling water….

Marketing Manager, Adam Lenton, explains:

“The HydeauBar is so simple to use, the all-in-one unit has the bottle wash element and bottle filling element alongside each other working simultaneously, and so there is no need to wash the bottles independently.  EauVation’s HydreauBar takes away all the hassle, and saves both time and resource.

KNX eTR 101 Room Temperature Controller for KNX

KNX eTR 101 Room Temperature Controller for KNX

KNX eTR 101 is a heating controller for the KNX building bus system. The switch-sized control unit is placed on site in the room. The controller automatically ensures the desired room temperature and enables individual readjustment via touch surfaces. The simple user interface allows use in both private and commercial areas, especially in hotels, where the user wants to adjust the room temperature quickly and intuitively. "Plus" and "minus" for setting are understood internationally and are supplemented by a temperature value display. The real glass surface is both elegant and durable. The design language matches many current furnishing styles.

MGS Penta from Grange Design shortlisted for Bathroom Product Innovation of the Year 

MGS Penta from Grange Design Tap Mixer

Leading UK based specialist distributor for the bathroom industry, Grange Design, has a momentous start to the New Year by having its exclusive MGS tap nominated as a finalist for the prestigious kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2019. 

Starring in the Bathroom Product Innovation of the Year category,Grange Design made the cut with MGS Penta, a truly neoteric Tap Collection that is characterised by its angular shape and pentagonal handles.  

What to consider when designing a bathroom

Minimal bathroom

A well-designed, beautiful bathroom is a top priority for homeowners, so an appealing and properly installed bathroom is a worthwhile reason to hire a plumber. A survey of 2,000 property owners, by Gocompare.com, highlighted that ‘aspects of bathrooms feature high on the list of must-haves - such as a bathtub (57 per cent) and a separate shower cubicle (47 per cent)’, as does having at least two toilets (45%) and an en-suite bathroom (34 per cent). 

Smart radiator thermostat set to reduce household heating costs

The Radbot in use

Vestemi, the energy saving technology company, recently announced the launch of its first product, Radbot – a money-saving, easy-to-use, smart radiator thermostat.

Radbot offers householders the ability to heat individual rooms only when needed whilst reducing the temperature in empty rooms, therefore saving energy and money. In fact, recent customer trials have demonstrated impressive average savings of 31 per cent - around £180 - on an average annual heating bill*.

Radbot is incredibly easy to self-install and is operated the same way as a standard, manual heating thermostat. It also doesn’t require internet connectivity, complex programming or a smartphone app.

Why you should get up to speed on underfloor heating 

underfloor heating 

Over the years, underfloor heating has become a popular addition for the homeowner looking for both luxury and energy-saving benefits. 

A study from 2018 revealed underfloor heating was third on the list of the top 10 features that millennials wanted in their dream home. It’s also increasingly popular in the construction industry, particularly for projects that involve converting office spaces into residential properties. 

The latest figures show the market for underfloor heating grew by 6% in 2017, with a similar increase predicted for the following year. Energy-efficient insulation materials such as XENERGY Styrofoam have helped drive this growth. 

Intergas builds in flue gas heat recovery

Intergas boiler

Intergas launched its range of boilers onto the UK market in 2008 and, since then, more and more installers have been converting to this Dutch manufacturer. And it’s easy to understand why; its ingenious design, featuring the two-in-one heat exchanger, means the components that tend to stick, leak or let you down - like the diverter valve, valve motor, auto air vent and secondary hot water plate heat exchanger - just aren’t there. And the heat exchanger, launched in 1996, has never had a mechanical failure either, so reliability really is built-in.