Black Sapphire Collection
Satisfying the growing desire for Noir Luxe bathroom interiors, Imperial Bathrooms has launched the Black Sapphire Collection. Featured in the company’s 2020/21 Brochure, the newly created portfolio is an all-black bathroom series of UK-manufactured sanitaryware designs.
The collection extends to four product ranges — Etoile Black Sapphire, Astoria Deco Black Sapphire, Drift Black Sapphire and Radcliffe Black Sapphire — and MD Graham Bucktrout said: “Market trends continue to appreciate highly-stylised bathroom interiors, and this has led to darker colour palettes being used to create a bold statement in the home.”
Designed to reduce both impact and airborne transmitted sounds, Norbord’s CaberAcoustic chipboard flooring panel can be used for both domestic and non-domestic applications. The portfolio comprises 28mm and 32mm variants of tongue-and-grooved particleboard panels with a 10mm sound reducing layer bonded to the underside.
This specially designed layer, made in the UK from recycled felt, is said to reduce impact noise transmission by up to 19dB and also helps reduce airborne noise when used as part of the appropriate flooring system. Furthermore, the board’s tongue-and-grooved edge profile gives a tight, easily-fitting joint.
Bathrooms to Love Collection
PJH’s Bathrooms to Love Collection has enhanced its heating range with the addition of over 40 new radiators and ladder rails, as well as accessories and valves, in a range of competitive ‘good, better & best’ price points.
The collection includes some high heat output models, such as the Clava Slim vertical designer radiator in white, as well as a very slimline design at just 325mm in width and 1800mm height. In addition, there is the tubular ‘S’ shaped Giro model in chrome with a high BTU of 3522.
By designing the new solvent waste range from ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) plastic, Hunter says it has created a solution that offers installers strong impact resistance and high tensile strength.
The range is available in black, grey and white, and in three sizes: 32, 40 and 50mm. Hunter adds that the range has also been developed to enable fast installation as the products can be easily cut on-site without the need for specialist tools, ensuring that installers are able to make small alterations easily, which in turn can help them to save time and money.
Ideal Heating endorsement
Ideal Heating has endorsed the use of FlueSnug for use with its boilers and flues. Designed to help ensure new build properties meet airtightness requirements, FlueSnug also simplifies the installation of flues in older properties and can eliminate the need for any further pointing with mortar or sealing around the flue to the building fabric.
Richard Farrow, Product Manager for Domestic Boilers at Ideal Heating, said: “FlueSnug helps installers comply with new building regulations and rigidly holds the flue in place. It is perfect for those who want to do a ‘proper’ job, with an excellent finish.”
In order to help minimise the issue of fatbergs in the nation’s sewers caused by FOG (fats, oils and greases) waste, Saniflo has launched three new grease traps — SanigreaseT24, SanigreaseT and SanigreaseS.
Designed for mobile use such as food trucks, SanigreaseT24 is a small, lightweight (4kg) unit that can be installed under one sink. SanigreaseT meanwhile sits on raised feet and is designed for cafes and restaurants serving up to 100 meals per service and which have one to four sinks. Lastly, SanigreaseS is suitable for large, professional kitchens in hotels, hospitals, canteens and other mass catering venues that require larger grease traps with a sludge trap for recovering heavy materials.
Climate Control App
Vasco’s radiators can now be controlled in three ways: manually with an RF thermostat, via home automation or via Vasco’s Climate Control app. The app enables users to control their indoor climate and the E-Volve Wi-Fi module controls electric radiators via the home Wi-Fi network.
E-Volve Wi-Fi is available for All Vasco’s electric bathroom radiators including Iris, Agave, Aster, Carré Bad, Zana Bad, Viola and Niva. The supplier also offers environmentally friendly options with the Oni-EL and Beams Mono-EL both produced from recycled aluminium and available in the Vasco colour range.
Solis Stainless Steel Sink
The undermount Solis sink from Blanco is the supplier’s newest stainless-steel sink and is available in seven sizes — 180, 340, 400, 450, 500, 700 and 340/180mm. Key features include Blanco’s covered C-overflow and InFino drain system as well as accessories including a new bamboo cutting board.
The company adds: “The key to this sink is the balance between function and design. Not only are the lines of the sink clean and streamlined, the bowls, with radii 42mm (corner) and 25mm (bottom), are big and deep enough to be practical while the surrounding draining/prep area is optimised whatever the size.”
Cerafine D and O ranges
Incorporating soft, geometric shapes to reflect current home design trends, Ideal Standard has launched its new Cerafine D and O ranges — two easy-to-clean brassware collections. Both collections comprise basin mixers, mini basin mixers, dual controlled bath fillers and dual controlled bath shower mixers.
Designed with user comfort in mind, all basin mixers in the range are equipped with a 5l/min aerator. The basin mixers in both collections also incorporate Ideal Standard’s FirmaFlow ceramic cartridge which has a lifetime of 500,000 operating cycles — more than twice the requirement to meet WRAS standards and equating to 10 to 15 years of regular, daily use.
LiViT LVT flooring range
Suitable for kitchens and bathroom in private and social housing, as well as commercial applications, the LiViT range of Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) from IDS is said to offer a high quality, durable and design-led flooring solution at a competitive price point.
The collection comprises 10 designs available in plank and tile formats that are quick and easy to install thanks to patented I4F click technology. Featuring R10 slip resistance and compatible with water piped underfloor heating, the planks are available in one size of 178 x 1244mm, while the tiles are available in 303 x 607mm. Both formats offer a 5mm thickness, a stable rigid core and come with built-in underlay.
Available in three finishes of matt black, brushed nickel and chrome, the Sift filter tap from Carron Phoenix joins the Dante Tri-Pure and the Dante filter tap in the supplier’s portfolio.
With a height of 397mm and spout reach of 216mm, the Sift features the swan neck style of a J-spout design and includes a perlator which delivers a ‘champagne-style’ water flow. Suitable for medium pressure systems and with a five-year guarantee, it also features a limescale reduction filter system (located in the cabinet underneath) to improve the taste of water through the reduction of limescale, odour and sediment.
FlexiWork Neon Jackets and Fleeces
Designed to deliver comfort and freedom of movement, Snickers Workwear has launched the FlexiWork neon jackets and fleeces. With Neon panels and reflective details for enhanced visibility, the innovative fabric technology used in the Fleece Hoodie and Jacket are said to make them great for working outdoors in the colder months.
The lightweight 4-way stretch garments come in a body-mapping design and are made from an Elastane/Polyester fabric with a water-and wind-repellent finish for comfort and durability when it is needed most.