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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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 medical attention. Falls can happen at any point in somebody's life the risk increases with age and health conditi...

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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 during 2016.  Our 2-page article about wetrooms that appeared in the May 2016 issue, was classed as the most popula...

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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 and Flow indicators - Matt anti-glare finish - Rou...

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Do you have a project or customer that needs an accessible kitchen? AKW Specialise in finding a solution

Do you have a project or customer that needs an accessible kitchen? AKW Specialise in finding a solution

Do you have a project or customer that needs an accessible kitchen? If the answer is yes then look no further. AKW specialise in finding a solution – the result? A fully inclusive, accessible kitchen that the whole family can use.To start the process, AKW has a specialist surveying team that covers the whole of the UK. Within 5 working days of a site visit, AKW provide a 3D computer aided drawing of your kitchen. This ensures that the inst...

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