AKW launches Beautiful Bathrooms for housing associations
When it comes to bathroom installations, sourcing quality products that are also cost-effective and contemporary is the key to long-lasting success. Here Stuart Reynolds, Head of Product and Marketing at AKW, discusses why AKW is launching the Beautiful Bathrooms Collection this month and the benefits it offers Housing Associations and tenants alike.
Adapted and non-adapted bathrooms – AKW now does it all
AKW has worked with the care sector for 35 years, offering high quality, well-designed adapted bathrooms. Now, with the launch of the Beautiful Bathrooms Collection, AKW offers everything needed to fit out contemporary, non-adapted bathrooms as well. The new collection of stylish bathroom products includes AKW’s first-ever baths and bath shower screens, it also includes complimentary bathroom furniture, sanitaryware, electric and mixed showers and accessories.
Intelligent design and peace of mind
AKW’s Beautiful Bathroom collection will stand the test of time, as all of the products within the range have been chosen with longevity as well as style in mind. Many of the high-quality bathroom products come with ‘made for life’ guarantees and the collection has been developed to offer tasteful, highly reliable, cost-effective products, that will look beautiful in any home, no matter its size or budget. This well thought out collection enables the creation of contemporary, functional spaces that both Housing Associations and tenants can be proud of.
AKWs Bathroom for Life future-proof solution is also included in the collection. This enables a wet room waste to be installed and the area fully waterproofed, so that in the event of tenant-needs changing the bath can be removed and the space quickly transformed into a wet room. The Bathroom for Life solution builds flexibility into housing stock for minimum additional expenditure.
No more mould
The collection has also been designed to be easy to keep clean. With mould a key issue amongst tenants, AKW has ensured that easy to clean, grout-free, long lasting antimicrobial wall panels are included in the range. Available in a selection of finishes, these panels will look good for many years to come and are on average 25% cheaper to install than tiles.
The contemporary steel and enamel baths in the collection are all anti slip and a variety of extruded PVC and acrylic bath side and end panels is also available. The baths and panels all have lifetime guarantees. AKW’s Beautiful Bathrooms collection also includes a new bath shower screen range. Options include 300mm fixed square and curved top bath screens and 800mm and 1000mm hinged curved and square screen versions.
Versatility has been key to the development of the collection. The new brassware range offers something to suit any taste, from vintage style cross head taps to the more modern looking AKW Denova range. The AKW Livenza Plus range of contemporary sanitaryware, enables end users and installers to choose from a range of sizes, depending on the area available, and a selection of stylish AKW mixer and electric showers blend functionality and aesthetics for a beautiful finishing touch to the space. To complete the collection, a range of bathroom furniture options and countertops is also available, as well as a selection of tiles, beautiful wall panel finishes, wall and underfloor heating options, lighting, watertight flooring to suit any scheme and AKW’s contemporary Onyx accessories in white and black.
The end result is a versatile collection that has been designed specifically with housing associations in mind. It offers specifiers, installers and end users alike everything needed to create beautiful, contemporary yet durable bathrooms – all from AKW.
Find out more about the Beautiful Bathrooms collection here