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£5,000* and Paid Apprentice up for grabs to the Ultimate Tradesperson

£5,000* and Paid Apprentice up for grabs to the Ultimate Tradesperson

IRWIN®’s Ultimate Tradesperson Competition Calls on Outstanding Tradespeople to Nominate Themselves, Friends and Colleagues for the 2016 title

 

LONDON, UK – IRWIN® Tools, innovation experts in the hand tool and power tool accessories industry for over a century, has launched its annual Nominate a Tradesperson competition to find the UK and Ireland’s Ultimate Tradesperson.

 

IRWIN is on the lookout for trade professionals – joiners, electricians, plumbers, metal workers and mechanics to nominate themselves or colleagues and share their stories of when they have gone above and beyond to get a job done, no matter how big or small.

 

Heritage Bathrooms’ stunning new product releases set to land in showrooms across the country

Heritage Bathrooms’ stunning new product releases set to land in showrooms across the country

Heritage Bathrooms is adding to its stunning furniture, sanitary-ware and Limited Edition ranges with a host of brand new Distinctively Individual product launches.

Including a brand new Georgian inspired suite, a fresh furniture colour finish, a unique collection of brass based washstands and Heritage’s first Wall Hung Vanity Unit, the new products are designed to provide more choice in the bathroom and allow for a more personal and boutique finish demanded by today’s consumers.

Tina Robinson, Product Manager for Heritage Bathrooms comments: “Our new products combine functionality and practicality, as well as bringing consumers products that embody the biggest trends and most sought-after designs of the year.

Switch on to Heating System Efficiency

Switch on to Heating System Efficiency

Historically many within the heating industry have seen September as the start of the heating season and as a result, the start of the breakdown and system failure calls. Here Richard Sharp at Xylem advises on those added extras that can make a big difference to system efficiency but also keep you front of mind with homeowners throughout the year.

 

In 2013, September saw temperatures across the UK peak at 30C, but then in 2014 it was the coolest September since 1994, according to the Met Office. Of course temperature is a personal thing and not everyone will want heating on at the same time, but as many installers know when the mercury truly begins to fall that’s when the flood gates traditionally open with breakdown calls and system failures.

Heritage Bathrooms collaborates with British designer on Limited Edition brassware collection

Heritage Bathrooms has joined forces with designer and illustrator Eleanore Longhurst to create a stunning new range of Limited Edition brassware, tapping into the popular consumer trend for more bespoke and distinctive finishes in the bathroom.

A custom creation for Heritage Bathrooms, the brand new Lymington Lace taps and coordinating shower, launched this summer, saw creator Eleanore take inspiration from popular looks within the fabric industry, including baroque lace designs and floral patterns, before settling on the final design - which was mainly influenced by popular vintage doily patterns.

Methven UK Extends Range of Cool-to-Touch Bar Showers

Methven, the global designer and manufacturer of premium showers and tapware, has extended its range of cool-to-touch bar showers with two new models for the UK market.

 

Utilising cool-to-touch technology, Methven’s new bar showers ensure the bar valves never get warmer than the mixed water temperature, resulting in a safer shower experience that is suitable for all the family. The adjustable thermostatic controls also allow users to maintain their preferred water temperature setting and have a 38°C default safety setting to prevent scalding.

 

Strong growth at Flame Heating Spares

Strong growth at Flame Heating Spares

Flame Heating Spares, the North East’s fastest growing Heating & Plumbing merchant, is forecasting continued growth and job creation after posting another strong financial performance.

The firm, which is headquartered in Gateshead and operates throughout the region, saw turnover rise by £4m from £2.4m to £6.4m, from June 2015 to June 2016.

 

During this period, Flame, which was established in 2011, doubled the number of branches it operates to six, following openings in Sunderland, Stockton and Ashington, as well as re-located to a new, larger head office in Gateshead. The company also has outlets in Durham and South Shields.

Strong growth at Flame Heating Spares

Strong growth at Flame Heating Spares

Flame Heating Spares, the North East’s fastest growing Heating & Plumbing merchant, is forecasting continued growth and job creation after posting another strong financial performance.

The firm, which is headquartered in Gateshead and operates throughout the region, saw turnover rise by £4m from £2.4m to £6.4m, from June 2015 to June 2016.

 

During this period, Flame, which was established in 2011, doubled the number of branches it operates to six, following openings in Sunderland, Stockton and Ashington, as well as re-located to a new, larger head office in Gateshead. The company also has outlets in Durham and South Shields.