Why choose Twyford for your affordable project
With over 160 years’ experience in bathroom innovation, Twyford is a market leader in the affordable housing sector. Keith Ridding, regional sales director, answers some questions around the brand and addresses some common queries from housing association customers.
What benefits can working with an established supplier such as Twyford bring to my project?
When it comes to purchasing bathroom products, one of the most sustainable ways for housing associations to generate long term savings and increase quality is to develop and foster relationships with tried and tested suppliers. By harnessing this relationship, procurement teams can better understand the products and suppliers can, in turn, better understand project requirements. Doing so can also help keep a consistent level of service without the fear of encountering a dip in maintenance standards.
Housing associations should always opt for a trusted and reputable manufacturer. Any leading supplier will have the knowledge to understand what solutions are suitable as well as the significance of product durability and stock continuity in fulfilling your housing targets and maintenance obligations. Look, too, for a supplier that can offer a dedicated team.
What can this dedicated team bring to the project?
It pays dividends to have a dedicated team that can advise on everything from bathroom safety to product specifications, as well one that can offer logistical support, planning and contractor training. At Twyford, we pride ourselves on this. For example, we provide a free, comprehensive CIPHE accredited training day for all installers including sub-contractors and apprentices. Our specialist teams can also advise on everything from bathroom safety to reliable pipework connections. This expert knowledge gives us a greater understanding of your needs so, from day one, your dedicated account manager will ensure that your project runs smoothly and that all tenants are housed and happy.
What kind of things should I be looking for with a supplier?
Housing associations should be future-proofing the bathroom. So, it’s important to use a supplier that offers bathroom products with guaranteed quality. When purchasing brassware, for example, look for designs with solid brass composition casting, ceramic cartridges and chrome plating (to BS EN428) to ensure functionality, safety and durability. Importantly, too, find a supplier which offers extra security measures such as Twyford’s 25-year guarantee, which promises to deliver performance for years to come on ceramic products, steel and acrylic baths. Guarantee is 10 years on these products.
Is it possible to have a project that is both affordable and stylish?
Absolutely. It’s no secret that having a stylish home can improve personal wellbeing and, with modern life becoming ever-more demanding, it has never been so important to create a bathroom space that promotes feelings of calm, wellness and contentment. Of course, affordability will always be a major factor for housing associations but, today, quality of life is also key.
To meet this growing trend, housing associations should consider affordable and attractive bathroom products. There is an array of affordable yet stylish solutions out there, such as the Twyford E100, Alcona and Option ceramic ranges, which combine versatility and classic design with flawless function.
What about sustainability?
Modern housing projects are now incorporating eco-conscious designs and elements into their projects, and opting for companies that are leading the way in water saving innovations. For instance, Twyford has been committed to reducing toilet flush volumes with the new Flushwise® dual flush push button toilet, which uses 60% less water than a standard toilet.
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