Unusual One Piece Basin is Guaranteed Traffic Stopper for Retailers

Stunning one-piece basin extends Curve range

Available and in stock now this stunning single piece basin from Britton Bathrooms is a brand new addition to the Curve range of bathroom ware.

This modern vitreous china freestanding basin and pedestal combination joins one of the most comprehensive ranges of sanitary ware.

At 86cm tall and 58cm wide, this innovative streamlined basin joins a line-up of freestanding, wall-hung, semi-pedestal and semi-recessed basin options th

Curve freestanding basin and pedestal www brittonbathrooms com at are all complemented by an equally all-encompassing range of WCs, accessories and bidets.

Caption:  New one-piece Curve basin and pedestal £699 inc. VAT. shown alongside a Back-to-wall Curve WC with NanoGlaze and Carbamide soft close angled seat £208 inc. VAT and back to wall bidet £149 inc. VAT.

Darren Allison explained “This basin is absolutely stunning.  It adds real showroom-pull for our retailers and is a delightfully stylish, easy-clean, contemporary addition to any bathroom design.”

Britton Bathroom ranges of high quality sanitary ware are available from specialist bathroom showrooms nationally.


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Crosswater Attend Sleep Exhibition with Kelly Hoppen MBE



Kelly Hoppen MBE and Crosswater host Room 5 in this year’s Sleep Hotel – a showcase for the best in hotel bathroom design.

20TH-21ST November 2013, Business Design Centre, London.  Crosswater partner the renowned international interior designer Kelly Hoppen MBE at this year’s show to showcase new brassware; the KHZero collection, a result of an alliance with the designer.

Kelly Hoppen Interiors is the multi-award winning design studio founded by British designer Kelly Hoppen MBE. As a leading pioneer and design industry leader, Kelly¹s renowned ‘Hoppen’ style is underpinned by subtly coordinated fusion of East meets West; clean lines and neutral tones, blended with charming warmth and sumptuous opulence. She puts her stamp on the homes, yachts and jets of private clients, as well as select commercial projects the world over, including hotels, restaurants, offices and aircrafts.

“Kelly’s signature style was precisely why we wanted her to take a fresh look at bathroom brassware for us.” Says David Balmer Crosswater’s Hospitality Senior Projects Manager explains. “Hotel groups, spas, and top drawer commercial specification demands high-style, highly functional products that is well supported throughout its life cycle.  The KHZero 1 is just the first of five ranges to be rolled out over the next 12 months.”  In Room 5 of the Sleep Hotel KH Zero 3 will be on display along with products from; Crucial Trading, Gervasoni, Graham & Brown, Hakwood, Pixel Projects and Richloom.

To register for Sleep 2013 please visit. https://sleep2013.registerbynet.com/

Caption:  The first of 5 KH Zero ranges to be unveiled this year – KH Zero 1 a mono basin mixer from Crosswater.

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Background Note to Journalist

Crosswater Holdings has been welcomed by the specialist bathroom retailer since it was established in 1998.  Excelling with a vast, exciting and innovative product range has led it to become one of the most pioneering companies in the UK with three distinctive and prevailing consumer brands: Crosswater, Simpsons and Bauhaus.

Crosswater, Simpsons and Bauhaus’ dynamic and unwavering commitment to providing creative and stylish bathroom solutions has secured its leading position within the bathroom industry since 1998, with a comprehensive portfolio ranging from simple elegance to the truly inspirational and distinctive.

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A unique range of designer brassware solutions.



A comprehensive range of
shower enclosures and modular
wet room solutions.



A stylish collection of basins,
sanitary ware and a versatile
range of bathroom furniture.



Crosswater the Hotel Bathroom Experts exhibit at Independent Hotel Show


October 30th-31st Olympia West, London. Stand IH130 Crosswater are presenting a suite of bathroom ranges and innovations as part of the first hotel bathroom room set at this year’s Independent Hotel Show.

In partnerships with well-known brands like; Brinton Carpets, Electric Mirror, Purus, Sekers Fabrics, Forest Contracts Ltd, Crosswater will be showing Bauhaus bathroom furniture from its recently launched Glide II range as well Crosswater’s tablet-controlled digital water delivery system, Crosswater Digital.  Core to the room set will be the brand new KH Zero 1 range of brassware designed by the latest Dragon, Kelly Hoppen MBE.

David Balmer, Crosswater’s Hospitality Senior Projects Manager explains. “This is only the second year for this specialist exhibition.  Last year it was incredibly well supported by owners of boutique and bijou hotels from the UK and mainland Europe who recognised the chance to talk to suppliers who really understand their businesses.”

This is the first time Crosswater has taken part in a complete-room set display working alongside brands that share the company’s understanding of the independent hotel sector.

“Touching and feeling the products and innovations we offer generates a huge amount of interest” says David.  “Independent hotel owners and operators understand the importance of stylish, high functioning bathroom provision that looks amazing, that supports their own hotel’s unique customer experience but that is also simple and quick to clean to minimise down time.”

Caption:  KH Zero 1 floor standing bath filler from Crosswater.

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A unique range of designer
brassware solutions.www.crosswater.co.uk
A comprehensive range of
shower enclosures and modular
wetroom solutions.www.simpsons-enclosures.co.uk
A stylish collection of basins,
sanitaryware and a versatile
range of bathroom furniture.www.bauhaus-bathrooms.co.uk
Background Note to JournalistCrosswater Holdings has been welcomed by the specialist bathroom retailer since it was established in 1998.  Excelling with a vast, exciting and innovative product range has led it to become one of the most pioneering companies in the UK with three distinctive and prevailing consumer brands: Crosswater, Simpsons and Bauhaus.

Crosswater, Simpsons and Bauhaus’ dynamic and unwavering commitment to providing creative and stylish bathroom solutions has secured its leading position within the bathroom industry since 1998, with a comprehensive portfolio ranging from simple elegance to the truly inspirational and distinctive.

Tap Into The Raw Design Trend

Picture 5828Crosswater’s Gallery collection of basin mixers is aimed at consumers and designers looking for distinctive looks that bring a dash of contemporary European style or hotel-chic to the bathroom.

Arche (top) and Block (bottom) both feature in this exciting collection. Arche combines a cubic body with a sleek linear spout and lever. Despite its high–tech look, this contemporary tap has been designed to work on a UK low pressure system – not always the case with high fashion brassware.  Block combines a powerful cubic body shape with a half curve waterfall spout and is designed for use on a medium pressure system. Fashioned from one solid piece of brass this is the genuine feature basin tap.

“Gallery mono mixers are a capsule collection that embrace the best in contemporary brassware design,” says Group Chairman David Hance. “This range is perfect for the consumer or designer who wants to make a strong style statement.”

Crosswater Arche.  £245 inc VAT with no pop-up waste.

A: 147mm B:162mm.

Crosswater Block: £1495 inc VAT with no pop up waste.

A: 190mm B:165mm.



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All Crosswater bathroom brassware is offered with a full 15 year guarantee.   The entire Crosswater collection is shown in Crosswater’s new brochure, which can also be viewed online at or via the new Apple brochure app available free from iTunes.

Ends.  13th  August 2013




Ben Parkinson MBE, ambassador patron for www.pilgrimbandits.org was guest of honour at Franke Sissons get-to-know-us afternoon tea on Friday 12th July in Chesterfield.

The horrendously injured soldier, who has both survived and continued to make amazing progress, following an IED explosion in Helmand Province Afghanistan in 2006, visited Chesterfield to learn more about Franke Sissons’ steel manufacturing business and the other charities and causes the local company supports.  As a memento of his visit, staff at the Company designed, produced and engraved a one-off Pilgrim Bandits stainless steel clock.

Caption Top:  Representatives from; Nenna Kind Chesterfield’s cancer drop in centre, 10 year old Motocross Rider Dalton Dring (Right with Ben Parkinson), Ashgate Hospice, the Chesterfield Panthers under 14’s rugby team,  Meadows School, Wingerworth Junior School football team, Fairplay, which supports children and young people with disabilities in Chesterfield and Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce.  Andy Dukelow, MD of Franke Sissons present a stainless steel cheque to Ben Parkinson.

Caption bottom:  Victoria Himsworth, Franke Sissons’ Product Marketing Manager, presents Ben with his clock.

Full details of the Franke Washroom Systems range are available at www.franke-ws.com. Email. ws-marketing.gb@franke.com for a copy of the full sales catalogue.

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CE Compliance Must be Policed To Save Tax Payers Money



Franke Washroom System’s is amongst the first to comply with this months ‘declaration of performance.’  Managing Director Andy Dukelow says “CE compliance must be policed.”

Franke Washroom Systems, also known as Franke Sissons, Chesterfield, is amongst the first manufacturers to conform to the latest round of CE compliance legislation.

The European Union compliance system, the CE mark introduces a new range of criteria this month.  The new regulations require all manufacturers to provide a declaration of performance and supply CE marking on every product covered by a harmonised European standard (hEN) and European Assessment Document (EAD).

Every product that Franke Washroom Systems sells that falls under a harmonised European standard is compliant and the company supports the efforts to ensure that all products supplied bearing the CE mark have a traceability on performance, manufacture and quality which will give greater confidence to the contractor and final consumer.   But, Managing Director, Andy Dukelow is also keen to highlight; “Too often the product specification is set on a build project and at the last call sub-standard, un-marked components are supplied in the final build process.   It is vital for the final user and ultimately the tax payer that there will be a policing of the major units and smaller components used in bathroom and washroom installation to ensure that the required CE marked product is what actually gets installed.”

All Franke Washrooms Systems products, including the company’s new full 4 litre flush stainless steel WCs (seen above in a Doc M line-up) meet or exceed the hENs standards for CE compliance include WC pans and suites including wash basins, kitchen sinks, wall hung urinals, WC and urinal flushing cisterns, sanitary appliances and their communal washing troughs.

For further information about the product line-up from Franke Washroom Systems, please request a product guide and price list from ws-marketing.gb@franke.com or go directly to http://www.franke.com/washroomsystems/main/en/home.html

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Bathrooms at The Ampersand are Inspirational

Crosswater & C.P. Hart In Partnership for Bathrooms at

The Ampersand Hotel, South Kensington


The Ampersand, a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of London has been the subject of a painstaking and intricate refurbishment that saw the Contracts teams from C.P. Hart source products for a wide portfolio of schemes ranging from suites through to DDA rooms.

As the design brief called foAmpersand Hotel  suites feature Crosswater Brasswarer a consistent art-deco design throughout the hotel, the Contracts team chose quality branded bathroom products from Crosswater, Duravit and Bette.  All the brassware and shower valves were chosen from the Crosswater portfolio. Crosswater worked with C.P. Hart to design bespoke brassware solutions; this included bespoke tap spouts and engraved shower plates to make it simple for guests to operate the luxury showers.

Ian Dutch, Head of Contracts Hotels comments; “Securing a prestigious contract like the 111 rooms and suites at The Ampersand was an exciting project for C.P. Hart Bathrooms, but involved a complex refurbishment where design decisions had to be made quickly to accommodate the hotel’s schedule of works. We drew upon suppliers that we were confident could supply high quality products that outperformed expectations and worked with our budget and installation schedule. The bathrooms in the hotel have to deliver both longevity and a luxurious experience, so the back up of comprehensive product guarantees and efficient after sales service were key influencers when it came to specifying products for the scheme.”

Caption top:   Crosswater Mike brassware with extended spout shown with Duravit inset basin.

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