CE marking on Bathroom Products

CE marking on Bathroom Products

What is it, why is it displayed on products and what is its future after Brexit? Have you ever seen those letters on pretty much everything you buy that has been manufactured and wondered what it means? The letters signify that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislation known as the so-called ‘Product Directives.  The letters themselves, "CE", are the ...

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AKW Working with the Local Community Chadsgrove Specialist School

AKW Working with the Local Community Chadsgrove Specialist School

The schoolSituated in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, Chadsgrove School is a school for children with complex physical and medical needs. It first opened in 1976 with just 20 students, and over the past 40 years has developed to become a respected facility that has maintained an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rating since 2012. The school currently has over 130 students enrolled, aged from 2 to 19, and focuses on developing each pupil’s independence and...

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AKW Launch NEW & Updated Bathroom Furniture Range

AKW Launch NEW & Updated Bathroom Furniture Range

AKW’s impressive range of fitted bathroom furniture has been becoming increasingly popular since its launch a few years ago, as it is both stylish and practical. Our new and updated range has developed on this even further.We have a selection of three clean and smart finishes which when combined with a choice of standard or slimline depth cabinets, means we can provide valuable storage space in all bathrooms, even where space is at a premi...

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Shower Seats: Providing Support & Stability in the Bathroom

Shower Seats: Providing Support & Stability in the Bathroom

When it comes down to showering it should be a time of relaxation, many see it as alone time, a time of reflection and it should be as comfortable as it possibly can be. People who live with disabilities may not have this privacy and relaxation when it comes to showering, due to the number of hazards presented in a wet, slippy bathroom, so alongside our guide on designing bathrooms for the visually impaired, we thought we’d let you know about ...

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The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards Finalist – London 2017!

The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards Finalist – London 2017!

AKW are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted as a finalist in The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards UK 2017 for the Samsung Innovation Award.  AKW’s entry is focused on the development of the ground-breaking iCare shower.The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards is the flagship awards programme that recognises and rewards excellence across all sectors in the UK. Now in their 16th year the Lloyds business awards are the o...

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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 you to order your AKW products, a more efficient, advanced and informational way to choose, select and purchase. Technology is only getti...

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AKW’s Kitchen Guide for Visual Impairment

AKW’s Kitchen Guide for Visual Impairment

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]It is unfortunate, but the reality is that there are more than 2 million people in the UK living with some sort of visual impairment that effects their everyday lives. These people depend upon carers and families to complete challenges that arise in everyday life. Unfortunately, because visual impairments cause a wide range of challenges for the people that live with them such as, poor depth perce...

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The Shiloh Project: Adopting a holistic approach supporting the homeless in Rotherham

The Shiloh Project: Adopting a holistic approach supporting the homeless in Rotherham

Inspirational, vibrant, energetic, caring, safe haven….these words might not be ones that you would normally associate with what you believe a homeless centre to be, but Shiloh does appear to rather break the mould of what other homeless services provide.Perhaps like most of the public, I’d never visited any homeless centres before, not until I was invited to see the Shiloh project in March 2017.  Until then, the extent of my experience ha...

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Installers: Why Choose AKW Wet Rooms?

Installers: Why Choose AKW Wet Rooms?

There are hundreds of reasons to choose a wet room former from AKW, however we can’t fit them all into just one blog – so, we have taken our favourites for you to see for yourself. Struggling to choose a supplier for your clients? Take a look at the benefits that come with AKW that will answer all of your questions.AKW’s wet room formers come in various size options, a range of pocket-friendly prices, and different specifications which sui...

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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, they can be significantly reduced by well thought through, inclusive design. Here are some ideas for age-proofing a bathroo...

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