The latest range of Whirlpool baths from Hansgrohe's Pharo brand is set at a medium price range. The 200 series is made from acrylic and comes in sizes suited to UK bathrooms such as 170 cm length and 70 cm width. There are seven different models in the range and each bath is packaged as standard with a removable bath panel for easy installation and maintenance. Whirlpool options range from an air-jet system, to a combination system combining air and water jets.
Vicaima's Portaro Easifit Door Kit provides a door, frame and architrave assembly with a complete veneer or foil-matched finish, so that there is no need to fit painted frames around woodgrain finish doors. The kit is supplied pre-boxed to avoid site damage and with all necessary parts. Vicaima has produced a CD-Rom showing users how to put the system together.
Cabling with no slip-ups
Banana Peel composite cabling is designed to simplify and speed up intelligent home installation. Part of the Belden HomeChoice range, Banana Peel's individual cables are affixed to a centre spine, eliminating the need for an outer jacket. With no jacket to be stripped off, identification of individual data, coaxial and fibre cable components is easy.
No need to tread carefully
Jeld-Wen has introduced a line of stair parts called Trentham to its range. Trentham is available in Hemlock as standard, and options include American white oak, American ash and beech. The Trentham range combines stair parts and accessories, including newel posts, handrails and balusters.
ALNO has launched a competitively-priced, high-gloss kitchen called Alnochic, following the success of its high-gloss Alnotecpro and Alnosign kitchens at the upper end of the quality market. Alnochic units have a laminated front with colour coordinated rounded edges. Colour options include white, vanilla, ruby red, lapis blue and beech salina.
Ultraheat is putting on the style this month with the launch of a range of designer radiators, called Aeon. Most of the 17 products in the range are made from stainless steel.
By imperial appointment
More than 600 towel rails from Imperial have been specified for the Kings Chelsea development in Chelsea's Kings Road. Specially designed towel rails have been included in the master bedrooms, cloakrooms and shower rooms.
Imperial Towel Rails
Entertaining at home
Opus Technologies is cutting the costs of home entertainment technology with the launch of two new products this month: Octopus Home Cabling and Octopus Multi-Room Entertainment system. The home cabling equipment, including room access points for a three-bedroom home, costs less than £300 retail price, before volume/trade discounts. A typical multi-room entertainment system retails at less than £1000. The Home Cabling system provides connections for telephone, broadband internet, FM/DAB radio, satellite/cable and digital/terrestrial television in every room of the home. The multi-room entertainment system allows up to six hi-fi and video sources to be connected to a central Octopus master control unit. These sources can be used separately or simultaneously throughout the home, delivering music via flush mounted speakers and discreet wall control keypads.
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