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  • Hettich’s Quadro brings out the best in wooden drawers
    Published:  18 March, 2014

    With their smooth action and discreet mounting position, Hettich’s Quadro runners bring out the best in wooden drawers.

    Fitted under the drawer, Quadro runners are invisible to the user, giving an impression of exceptional quality, which is reinforced by perfect stability and precise, effortless opening and closing.

  • Beauty beneath the skin
    Published:  18 March, 2014

    German Kitchens have earned a reputation for style and quality, and German manufacturers have devoted considerable resources to maintaining this reputation in the face of increasing competition.

    Today buyers are not short of choice when sourcing their desired look, and national differences in terms of design are less marked than before. So the way a kitchen works has become at least as important as the way it looks, and German kitchens continue to set a high bar in this respect.

  • Purism in its most beautiful form by Häcker
    Published:  18 February, 2013

    When two premium manufacturers co-operate, it is not necessary to have big designer names in order to develop something extraordinary. For the kitchen manufacturer Häcker and the renowned electrical appliances brand Miele know their market and the growing demands of the consumer. So the aim of their co-operation was: a kitchen that thrills lovers of puristic white electrical appliances and convinces with a contemporary style. They wanted to harmoniously integrate kitchen appliances into the overall concept of their panels and create the perfect alliance of form and function.

  • Crown Wood Products open stunning new showroom
    Published:  18 February, 2013

    Established for over 25 years, Quality Kitchen Makers Crown Wood Products of Billericay now have an extensive showroom attached to its 20,000 square foot manufacturing facility in the Heart of Essex. Showing a selection of both in frame and lay on kitchens to illustrate to their customer the quality and flexibility of the outstanding products on offer from one of the South’s longest established, most experienced and most flexible makers of quality kitchens, bedrooms and studies.

  • Quality and responsible manufacturing
    Comment by Bob Marsden - National Retail Sales Manager UK, Nolte Küchen
    Published:  18 February, 2013

    For most people “Made in Germany” is still a byword for quality, reliability, efficiency and taste. Let’s face it, for many it is also a status symbol.

    Whether a car or a kitchen, what price the feel-good factor of owning a product that reminds you every day that you made the right choice? The way it feels in your hands; the way a door opens and closes, the way a drawer glides, the knowledge that every component has been tested to perform way beyond the limits of everyday use. These products don’t just look great, they stay looking great and outlast their inferior competitors. This is true value for money, built to last.

  • Feel the vibes with Nolte Kitchens!
    Published:  18 February, 2013

    Earthy tones and hi-gloss finishes continued to dominate sales in 2012, but this year sees some vibrant colours and warm natural wood finishes challenging designers to ring the changes for contemporary kitchen design in 2013.

    Nolte Kitchen’s new “LUX” range has been a huge hit with retail partners. A true, lacquered door in 8 colourways, it includes all Nolte’s best-selling finishes plus three fresh new shades; Lemon, Orange and Viola. These new finishes are proving popular as “accent” colours used in limited areas of the kitchen to bring interest and freshness to the design. Best of all, thanks to a new manufacturing process the LUX range is offered in Price Group 3, a hi-gloss lacquered door for only a 5% premium on Nolte’s entry-level melamine ranges.

  • KLUDI OBJEKTA – a bathroom mixer to suit all styles
    Published:  18 February, 2013

    KLUDI has updated its popular KLUDI OBJEKTA MIX NEW series with a fresh design. The KLUDI designers have skilfully risen to the challenge of combining the tried and tested technology already gracing countless bathrooms with contemporary design accents. Instead of polarising opinion, the design and functionality of this mixer give it universal appeal - past and present. This is why the new series of mixers remains a genuine allrounder, adding a touch of style to residential properties, public buildings and private bathrooms.

  • The new Blancoandano family of undermounts in stainless steel
    Published:  18 February, 2013

    The exciting new Blancoandano family joins the extensive range of undermounted sink options already offered by Blanco.

    Tight corner and base radii make a strong style statement, as well as practical maximisation of the sink volume. Created in high quality 18/10 stainless steel, with the company’s renowned attention to detail.

  • Naber’s wall conduct that optimizes flow rate and saves energy!
    Published:  18 February, 2013

    COMPAIR® flow – the exhaust system that’s built to perform. Modern kitchens increasingly open into the living room. A powerful, quiet and highly efficient exhaust solution in an open kitchen area is therefore particularly important. The operation of the extractor hood shouldn’t cause any audible disturbing noise and, at the same time, should prevent the spread of cooking vapours and odours into the living area.

    The Naber COMPAIR® flow systems provide the perfect solution. The guide vane technology in the bends and the low profile of the system allow for inconspicuous system installation and optimum flow performance of the extractor hood used.

  • The Delos range from Duravit
    Published:  18 February, 2013

    Furniture is a growing market segment for Duravit, the German sanitary ware and bathroom specialist. The latest range, designed by EOOS, is characterised by wall-hung furniture with very simple lines and lots of fine detailing. Delos is comfortable to use and has a genuine lightness of design. This is achieved by hidden fixings and other detailing such as mirrored edges on the illuminated mirror with operation by sensor control, the glass shelf is 'extra-white' so does not appear to have green edges, there are no handles on the drawers or cabinets and there is a delicate LED light canopy that provides non-glare illumination for the face. Available in dark walnut, light oak or gloss white.

  • Cramer Radiator Touch-Up Stick and the Cramer 400ml Spray Can
    Published:  18 February, 2013

    The Cramer Radiator Touch-Up Stick and the Cramer 400ml Spray Can are two new products to add to the very successful and versatile Cramer Product Range.

    The Cramer Radiator Touch-Up Stick is designed and suitable for all lacquered, powder coated and enamelled heating radiators with a heat resistance to 80°C. It is a non-yellowing paint which is perfect for touching up flaws, scratches and minor damage.

  • Hansgrohe’s new Axor Starck Organic collection
    Published:  18 February, 2013

    The new Axor Starck Organic bathroom collection from Hansgrohe, the internationally renowned German bathroom specialist, combines unique design with a responsible way to handle water. Developed by Axor, the designer brand of Hansgrohe, and Philippe Starck, the organic-minimalist design and harmonious lines, reminiscent of shapes we see in nature, characterize Axor Starck Organic and give the collection an exciting, powerful and sculptural immediacy.

  • Grohe - German engineering for excellence; Performance and safety you can trust
    Published:  18 February, 2013

    Great performance comes from world-leading quality. And world-leading quality comes from Germany. GROHE is no exception: both research & development and the award-winning in-house design teams are based in Germany. Being together means that they work in harmony, too, as part of a holistic philosophy that sees design and engineering fit together like lock and key.

    Developed over the past 70 years, GROHE has a well-earned reputation for manufacturing the most efficient products on the market. 2013 will see GROHE launch a number of innovative products that continue to inspire and deliver unique water experiences.

  • It’s just typical Schüller
    Published:  18 February, 2013

    With a worldwide reputation for design, German kitchen manufacturer Schüller combines innovation and advanced manufacturing with a strong company ethos that says the very best of design should be affordable to all. As one of Europe’s leading kitchen manufacturers, Schüller sets standards that others can only follow.

    With an almost unending array of planning options, the schüller.C collection is the first to build every design around a true mid market grid system. Alongside variable plinth heights, the flexibility inherent in the grid system secures optimal planning freedom, individuality and consistency of visual line. With such a comprehensive grid system, retailers can offer an almost custom fit kitchen.

  • Design choice with PELIPAL®
    Published:  18 February, 2013

    As the No1 bathroom furniture manufacturer in Germany, PELIPAL® unequivocally represents the very best of German design. PELIPAL earns its reputation by ergonomic design led innovation and impressive functionality. The PELIPAL furniture collections allow retailers to offer high-end European design and quality with astonishingly affordable price tags.

    With over 100 years experience, PELIPAL remains a family business and loyal to core values, creating affordable and flexible ranges that combine traditional wood processing with modern technology. Ecological sustainability is an important principle, using wood as a renewable raw material.

  • Kermi UK invites customers to visit them at ISH Frankfurt 2013
    Published:  18 February, 2013

    Scheduled for the 12th - 16th March this year, the ISH exhibition which is held at Frankfurt’s Messe is arguably the most important Sanitary Fair in Europe.

    Recent years have seen increased numbers of UK decision makers attending the event keen to see the new products that are being launched across Europe. Kermi have consistently supported the ISH Exhibition and will again have a major presence there in both the Bathroom and Heating Halls. Our stand numbers are Bathroom Hall 3.1 –Stand A68 and A69 and Heating Hall 8.0 – Stand F31 and we would encourage visitors to visit us to see some exciting new products.

  • Kludi Balance wins iF product design award
    Published:  07 February, 2012

    The Kludi Balance has been awarded the renowned iF product design award 2012 in the ‘bathroom / wellness’ category for its harmonious interplay of natural looks and functional elements.

    This single lever mixer tap is characterised by the skilful balance of natural looks and functional elements. Smooth surfaces and clean lines add up to a timeless design that is ideally suited to sophisticated bathroom concepts.

  • Rieber’s superb quality German sinks
    Published:  07 February, 2012

    Rieber is one of the leading suppliers of household sinks in Germany, manufacturing in a range of shapes, colours and materials, for fitting, flush-mounting and for sub-counter mounting.

    UK sales and customer support is provided by a dedicated team based in Wiltshire. Find out more at

  • Axor Bouroullec from Hansgrohe
    Published:  07 February, 2012

    Freedom is something you can never have too much of. Under the motto "Feel free to compose", the Axor Bouroullec collection from designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, now offers even more combinations for the wash basin. The range has been expanded to include mixers with new spout heights and new functional lever handles plus a wash table made from light oak and white Corian.

  • With Hettich’s InnoTech, the drawer is the draw
    Published:  07 February, 2012

    With a choice of materials, drawer side designs and numerous formats, Hettich’s InnoTech has proved to be the drawer system of choice for kitchen designers who prioritize individuality for their customers.

    Thanks to rigorously tested stainless-steel ball bearing runners, up to 70 kg load capacity, and German build values, the quality of InnoTech is a given, while push-to-open or Easys electromechanical opening and integrated soft-close features ensure ease-of-use. But it is the options available that really set the system apart.

  • ‘Made in Germany’ – a phrase which stands for quality
    Comment by Karen Ferguson, UK Country Manager, Nolte Küchen
    Published:  07 February, 2012

    “Made in Germany” – this phrase started out at the end of the 19th century as a label for imported goods to protect the British economy. After the war German products were recognised for their quality. The economy boost turned the three words into a symbol of success. With companies relocating production to minimise costs, “made in Germany” is getting rarer. But there are still those who decide to excel within their own borders…

  • Naturally Nolte Kü̈chen!
    Published:  07 February, 2012

    Organic shapes, lively wood décors and soft shades are characteristics of the current Nolte kitchen, radiating a natural elegance.

    The year 2012 sees the introduction of convex doors for wall and base units as well as islands, which are available with high-gloss lacquer range NOVA LACK and its soft matt counterpart, SOFT LACK. This new design goes well with the existing concave corner unit and is an alternative to SOFTform with its vertically rounded panels – true to Nolte Küchen’s philosophy to cater for all tastes and budgets.

  • Soft-close feature for showering from Hüppe
    Published:  06 February, 2012

    Hüppe establishes a new standard for shower enclosures with a soft-close feature for their new sliding door ranges, Design Pure and Design Elegance. New to shower enclosures, the soft-close feature demonstrates Hüppe‘s commitment to product development and innovation, ensuring customers have the latest technology as a differentiation point.

  • Pronorm’s new door finishes meet demand for warm interiors
    Published:  06 February, 2012

    Organic colours and woodgrains will continue to be the key design story for 2012 kitchens, says Pronorm as the company launches two new finishes of Sonoma Oak and Stone Grey, pictured here on the company’s Proline 128 kitchen which enables variation in the working height of the kitchen to suit the end user’s needs.

  • Bauformat
    EuroMobel UK – The Kitchen and Bedroom Specialist choice for the Best German products available today in the UK & Ireland
    Published:  06 February, 2012

    Bauformat Voted Best for Service in “Markt Intern” independent survey of kitchen dealers.

    Bauformat offer fantastic Dealer Partnership support on Displays and on-going promotions

    Most advanced Product development Programme keeping Retailers at the forefront of the market on both Price and Specification

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