Pleasing all tenants all of the time can be notoriously difficult for Housing Associations. When it comes to the bathroom space, some want baths, some want showers; others need assisted-living products. Housing Associations work hard to manage and maintain high quality housing stock whilst balancing the demand for individual requests.
Dulux Trade assembled a panel of leading industry professionals at the Royal Institute of British Architects recently to discuss the hot topic of how to future proof design.
An audience of more than 90 specifiers, architects and design professionals attended the event to launch the Dulux Trade ColourFutures™ 2019 palettes and explore initiatives that put occupants at the heart of any design brief.
A debate, chaired by Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director at Dulux, was discussed amongst a panel of leading experts. Ted Szuman, Head of Innovation at Dulux Trade was joined on the panel by Rosemary Jenssen from Jenssen Architecture Ltd representing the ProCure 22 Framework; Louise Tod, Independent Colourist and Creative Director; Jim Ashley-Down, Managing Director at Waldmann Lighting and Flavie Lowres, Associate Director at BRE.
Adaptation specialist PROCare is suppling over 800 bathrooms with Fibo wall panels to social housing projects across the country.
AKW, one of the UK’s leading providers of accessibility solutions, is pleased to announce that the company’s highly successful Bluetooth® enabled electric shower is being rebranded as of 1st November 2018 to the AKW SmartCare Plus.
The decision has been taken so that moving forwards, AKW SmartCare Plus - the world's first Bluetooth® Smart electric shower - can be positioned as the flagship product in a new range of AKW ‘smart’ products that the company will be launching in the future.
Helping a client manage the expectation of lifestyle changes is being simplified, at least in the bathroom, with a new service from Closomat.
Britain’s leading provider of accessible toilet solutions offers a complete management service. It means that the complete process is efficiently managed by a team expert in, and dedicated to, ensuring smooth, compliant new build and refurbishment projects. The service covers all elements, from choosing the configuration of a Closomat Asana shower toilet (and other accessible fixtures within a bathroom) through to installation, and future servicing/maintenance.
‘Pod’ seems to be a buzzword latching on to multiple room styles at present, none more so than kitchens and bathrooms. Pod kitchens and bathrooms are compact, prefabricated spaces that can be installed quickly and easily in applications where time, money and crucially space needs to be made the most of.
These space saving pieces of genius are ideal for buildings that need to utilise every last inch, such as city hotels and student accommodation. Furthermore, considering the rate at which high density housing is being built across the UK, it looks like pods might be here to stay.