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  • September 12, 2019
Martin Warnes from Essex named 2019 UK Plumber of the Year Essex plumber triumphs in nationwide competition Martin Warnes, from Essex, has been crowned the 2019 UK Plumber of the Year, in the nationwide competition run by JT, Bristan and Wolseley UK. The 2019 competition saw over 400 plumbers enter from across the country, with Martin taking not only the crown but also the £15,000 prize […] Read full story
  • July 9, 2019
Showers v Baths – it’s a no brainer! Well we would say that, being the largest shower tray manufacturers in the UK. However, it’s not just us that believe a good shower is better than a boring bath! Showers have been outselling baths for a significant period of time in the bathroom industry– why? A number of reasons come to mind – speed, […] Read full story
  • June 21, 2019
The Death of the Bathmat! As the UK’s largest manufacturer of shower trays, we’re proud to produce around 5,000 units per week from our manufacturing plant in Leeds. We’ve been doing this since 1978, creating solutions for both the plumber to make installing a tray as easy as possible, and for the consumer to ensure they get the best possible […] Read full story
  • May 24, 2019
The installer’s guide to leading the smart control revolution Home assistants. Live security cameras. App-controlled lighting. With the modern home getting smarter by the day, plumbing and heating installers must lead the revolution on smart heating controls, says Richard Harvey, Category Director for Heating and Plumbing at Wolseley. With our lives getting busier and increasingly connected, being able to control the central heating system […] Read full story
  • September 24, 2018
Taunton’s Steve Bartin named 2018 UK Plumber of the Year Somerset plumber triumphs in nationwide competition Steve Bartin, from Taunton, has been crowned the 2018 UK Plumber of the Year, in the nationwide competition run by JT, Bristan and Wolseley UK. The 2018 competition saw hundreds of plumbers enter from all over the country, receiving a record number of applications, with Steve taking the crown […] Read full story
  • August 16, 2018
Shortlist revealed for the UK Plumber of the Year 2018 Competition Nationwide search narrowed down to 18 as finalists begin Vote for Me campaign £10k Prize Fund up for grabs The UK Plumber of the Year 2018 competition (@UKPOTY), launched by JT, Bristan and Wolseley, has revealed the 18 finalists shortlisted for the prestigious competition. With over double the amount of entries than the previous year, […] Read full story
  • July 20, 2018
5 bathroom trends to look out for this summer Consumer tastes are constantly changing, and home interior trends impact the bathroom like all other rooms in the house. Retailers are under pressure to inspire their customers and meet the demand for must-have taps and showers. So, what’s hot this summer for people looking to turn their dream bathroom into reality? Matt Hicks, head of […] Read full story
  • June 26, 2018
How to protect your hands – your most valuable tools With grime a major cause of skin disease, Big Wipes are a must for heating and plumbing engineers. More than most trades, heating and plumbing engineers understand that grime builds up easily and the consequences can be extremely irritating on your hands and skin. Whether you are working in bathrooms or kitchens, very often the types of muck […] Read full story
  • June 22, 2018
What makes a good plumber? As he returns to the judging panel for UK Plumber of the Year 2018, Chris Sneath, chairman of WaterSafe, shares his view on what makes a good plumber: The most essential aspect of being a good plumber is to have the appropriate qualifications (in most respects a qualification to NVQ level 2 as a minimum), […] Read full story
  • June 12, 2018
Low water pressure? Pump up your mains water! Low water pressure and flow is a common problem across the UK. However, by boosting the flow from your incoming mains, you can improve the performance of taps, showers and baths. And while many believe that the Water Supply and Fittings Regulations (1999) limit you from boosting your mains water supply without consent, Salamander Pumps […] Read full story
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