eCommerce Awards Shortlist – London 2017!

eCommerce Awards Shortlist – London 2017!

We are glad to announce that we have been shortlisted for an award at the eCommerce Awards London 2017 in the B2B category. It is an important event and the shortlisting reflects our hard work and dedication to provide a service which our customers can use with ease. In 2016, we introduced another way for …

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The number of adapted bathroom installations are on the rise

The number of adapted bathroom installations are on the rise

Approximately 28-35% of people aged 65 and over fall each year, increasing to 32-42% for those over 70 years of age. Studies have shown that one of the most common places for falls within the home is the bathroom, due to the excess moisture and slippery surfaces found there. Although bathroom falls can’t be eradicated, …

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Ban the f-word in the bathroom!

Ban the f-word in the bathroom!

Falls are the most common type of accident among the older generation. There is an increasing need to provide safer bathrooms as the population grows and ages. Falls are the second leading cause of accidental injury deaths worldwide, with over 420,000 people dying globally as a result of falls and a further 37.3 million requiring …

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AKW now have a range of BIM ready products

AKW now have a range of BIM ready products

BIM or building information modelling involves managing digital representations of a product, including the physical and functional characteristics of a product. BIM objects enable design and construction teams to share a digital model of the building during its development. BIM contains diverse groups of information from specifications, costs, programming and even the radiation of heat …

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PHPI Awards – Most Popular PR Article

PHPI Awards – Most Popular PR Article

We, in the Marketing Department at AKW, were left feeling rather chuffed with ourselves last month.  We were delighted when one of the main trade publications in our sector, the Professional Heating and Plumbing Installer, informed us that we had won an award for producing the most popular PR piece that the magazine had published …

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iCare – The groundbreaking thermostatic care shower

iCare – The groundbreaking thermostatic care shower

Packed with market-leading care features specially designed with a team of Occupational Therapists. With technical innovations such as wireless remote control and monitoring via iPhone app, the iCare offers unrivalled levels of safety, control and ease-of-use. With brilliant features that encourage independence – – Easy push button controls – Raised tactile symbols – Audible Temperature …

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Cardiff Smart House – An Example of Best Practice in Accessible Living

Cardiff Smart House – An Example of Best Practice in Accessible Living

The Independent Living Centre built within Cardiff City Council’s depo which houses equipment for minor housing adaptations, began construction in 2015 to demonstrate, in a practical setting, the various aids and adaptations that are available to help people live independently for longer in their own homes. The facility includes equipment and adaptations such in-situ lifts, …

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Loneliness – A Silent Hidden Pain

Loneliness – A Silent Hidden Pain

In the summer, my family and I were on holiday in Cornwall and we couldn’t resist a visit to one of our favourite places – St Ives. And there, I met a lady, albeit only briefly, who I will never forget….. We stopped at a sea front café to escape the heat (yes, this really …

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