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Building Products April 2017

PRODUCT PROFILES | BATHROOMS AND KITCHENS Large panels at home in shower enclosures 44 BUILDING PRODUCTS | APRIL 2017 Raising expectations in kitchen sink design Kitchen system manufacturers Franke has launched its new Style SYG 611, a single granite bowl that combines contemporary design with performance. The curves and raised edges combine to produce an almost ‘floating’ effect on the worksurface and its new Alabaster White colour is translucent appearance. The Fragranite material is germ, scratch, impact, stain and heat resistant, backed by a 50-year guarantee. It features sanitised antibacterial protection, which is claimed to reduce bacteria and microbe growth by 99%. For added functionality, the style also benefits from Franke’s pushbutton pop-up waste, avoiding the need to put hands into dirty dishwater. The Style is available now and available in sizes of 480mm x 425mm x 200mm. As an inset model, it is easy-to-install and fits a standard 600mm cabinet. Included in the sink is a solid oak chopping board and strainer bowl. www.franke.co.uk 0161 436 6280 Suitable for use in any type and size of shower area, a decorative surfacing material is part of the Bushboard (Nuance) collection. The 2420mm x 1200mm large format panels can be fitted flush with any design of shower tray, whether in-line, slim low profile or standard, or installed straight down to a tiled floor for a wetroom. The panels are made from a polyurethane core and there are no metal or plastic trims to harbour dirt or spoil the look. Bonding and seaming is done with the matching BB Complete adhesive colour resulting in a 15 year guarantee. There are 25 finishes to choose from to suit a range of styles. Recent additions include weathered timbers, concrete and neutral stones, and the True Scale printing technique where there is no pattern repeat in the panel. The designs are available in five panel sizes, together with complementary work surfaces and upstands to finish the look. An online design tool enables users to experiment with the different finishes by creating virtual bathrooms. www.bushboard.co.uk Waste food disposal gets an 'eco-friendly' approach Offering consumers an easy, hygienic and 'ecofriendly' method of food waste disposal, the Carronade Elite CE-50 and CE-70 are the latest waste disposal units from Carron Phoenix.. Compatible with most sinks, the WDUs are easy to fit and their specification includes antibacterial protection for odour control in addition to sound insulation for quiet operation. The WDU reduces the amount of waste that would normally go into the bin, helping to reduce the amount going to landfill. The normal wastepipe is used for disposal and being ‘septic safe’, there is little risk of germs building up. Operated by air switches, the units allow food to be continuously fed into the disposal section during operation.. The stainless steel grinding chamber is corrosion resistant for longlasting performance and a removable splashguard aids cleaning. The models feature permanent magnet motors capable of reaching full-speed instantly. The 600ml capacity CE-50 has a half HP motor and speed of 2600 RPM with a three year guarantee. The 800ml capacity CE-75 has a 0.75 HP motor and a speed of 2700 RPM with a ten year guarantee. www.carron.com Ideal solution for furniture distribution Following an extensive review of their furniture portfolio, Ideal Bathrooms announced its appointment as the sole national distributor for Elation furniture. This furniture is a brand from April Products, a company that partnered with Ideal Bathrooms in 2015. The Elation portfolio now covers six ranges including the Elation Fitted, Eko - contemporary wall hung furniture, the Etienne traditional range, the Nara wallhung push opening range, the Sendai price conscious freestanding range and Ikona’s modern collection which is often used in cloakroom situations. Danielle Lillis, Ideal Bathrooms Commercial Director said: “April Products have been absolutely excellent on all fronts in the 18 months since we joined forces to promote April shower enclosures. We will be providing similar impetus to their Elation furniture brand.” All ranges are now fully stocked by Ideal Bathrooms across its four distribution centres allowing this furniture range to be available for next day delivery to 99% of mainland UK. www.idealbathrooms.com


Building Products April 2017
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