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‘Take five’ with Perrin & Row’s special finish collection

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The UK’s largest independent kitchen and bathroom brassware manufacturer, Perrin & Rowe, heighten its already formidable product portfolio of British-made brassware with a collection of extra special finishes: 24K Gold, English Bronze, Satin Brass, Polished Brass and new finish, Aged Brass, which form a collection of five.   

Introduced to work alongside the standard collection of Chrome, Nickel and Pewter by Perrin & Rowe, Satin Brass, Polished Brass, English Bronze, 24K Gold and the debut of Aged Brass are sure to answer the latest trend for metallic interiors this 2016.

Rangemaster enters four in one tap market

Rangemaster enters four in one tap market, geotap boiling with drink image


After extensive research into the multi purpose tap market, Rangemaster is launching the Geo 4 in 1. The tap is designed to overcome problems such as spitting and scaling and has a unique safety feature. The tap will be sold both via distribution and direct to retail with impressive back up in the form of a home delivery and installation service, easy ordering of descaler and filter cartridges and a dedicated website packed with information for the consumer. 

“The hot tap market is a growth area that we wanted to be in – but we wanted to be there with a product that would meet our reputation for quality, safety and reliability,” explains Rangemaster Sales Director Mark Davison.

Vaillant launches app-based intelligent control

Green iQ app-based intelligent control


One of the leading heating and hot water specialists, Vaillant UK, has launched its new vSMART intelligent control and mobile app this month, which allows homeowners to control their home heating and hot water. 

The control, which can be managed remotely through the vSMART app, is now available to purchase at merchants across the UK and Eire. It has been specifically designed to enable Vaillant installers to offer their customers convenience and energy savings, and is compatible with all current ecoTEC domestic boilers.

 Hot drinks on tap from CDA

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Instant hot water for drinks and for cooking is a convenience more and more UK consumers  are choosing when buying a new kitchen. CDA has just launched the th100c three in one instant hot tap with a unique heating system that will allow cup after cup of hot water to be dispensed before reheating is required. 

Water is delivered at 98oC – the perfect temperature for hot drinks. Having hot water instantly available for cooking pasta, vegetables and other foods saves both time and energy as there is no need to heat a pan on the hob before cooking can start.

Vaillant comes up trumps in employment report

Vaillant comes up trumps in employment report

Vaillant UK has emerged as the top commercial heating employer in the country, according to a recent report. 

The study, conducted by specialist recruiters Thornhvac, questioned sales engineers currently working in the industry about which manufacturers they perceived to be the best employers. Vaillant gained 23% of the vote to beat 29 other companies to the top spot, with one respondent even describing it as a “company that really cares for its employees and treats them as part of the family”. 

International HR expert comes to Kent

International HR David Bellis expert comes to Swale Heating, Kent


Appointment underpins Swale Heating’s drive to double in size

Kent based Swale Heating has appointed former Johnson Matthey director, David Bellis, as Head of HR to support its ambitious programme of growth and expansion. David, 56, brings to his new role more than three decades of experience implementing innovative global HR strategies across Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America. During his time at Johnson Matthey, the chemicals and technology giant achieved an annual turnover of more than a billion pounds and employed more than 13,000 staff.

New reversible options for Leisure Lexin

New reversible options for Leisure Lexin


Leisure Sinks’ 0.6 gauge, 0.6 Shallow Bowl and 0.9 gauge Lexin models are now complemented by a useful selection of reversible options. 

The new reversible family is based on the standard Lexin range and makes specification quicker and simpler. Featuring the same drainer pattern as the handed version, the bowl on the reversible product has been rotated by 90°, so the tap hole is centred and positioned on the side of the drainer, similar to Leisure’s Linear sink.

JT Softstone Tray

JT Softstone Tray


The JT Softstone Aqua Cushion shower tray features a state-of-the-art, ergonomic design, which combines a naturally beautiful stone-effect finish with a cushioned, non-slip texture. 

The tray boasts unique style and safety features, such as a striking chrome grill, three colour options, and an easy-to-clean, anti-bacterial surface for hygienic showering. 

Price: from £581. (Price includes full installation kit; JT 90mm colour coded waste tap, JT flexi fix – flexible water-proof solution, bedding adhesive, sealant, colour-matched silicone, and chrome grill.)

The InSinkErator® 3N1 Steaming Hot Water Tap & Evolution 200 Food Waste Disposer

The InSinkErator® 3N1 steaming hot water tap

Offers instant filtered steaming hot water up to 98°C, alongside hot and cold options, encased within a stylish but affordable one-piece Italian design. The InSinkErator® 3N1 steaming hot water tap completely eliminates the time and energy lost waiting for water to boil, while the versatility to switch to hot and cold water within the same fixture contributes to countless other tasks, and saves worktop space.


Water quality in communal heating systems



With a wealth of experience supplying heat interface units to communal and district heating systems, Giacomini UK is able to offer dedicated technical assistance and advice on how to achieve the best results.

In this article Giacomini UK’s technical support manager, Helen Gibbons, discusses the importance of water quality in communal heating systems. With the support of her Giacomini colleagues, Helen is hoping to increase understanding of how to protect vital components within communal or district heating systems from damage caused by debris in the system. Ensuring optimum performance and functionality over the system’s lifetime.