New Year and new products from Roper Rhodes

Roper Rhodes continue to improve and innovate and this year is no different. They have added several new products to their portfolio and we will be previewing two of them below.

They are the Vista and Hampton range:-

The Roper Rhodes Vista range is both edgy and sleek and has a definite urban feel to it. The units are available as floorstanding and wall mounted and also in a variety of sizes. All units incorporate clever internal lighting, that turns on automatically as the main drawer is opened.

The soft tones of the the light and dark elm fronts, are offset by the white or taupe painted frames. The look is completed with a Isocast basin, which is manufactured from a tough gel caoted resin. This makes it extremely durable and easy to clean.

The Hampton range offers a more classical look and feel. The muted colours combine with hand-built cabinets, to provide a timeless look. The units are available in vanilla or mocha finishes.

Elements from the Roper Rhodes Hampton range can be used as stand alone, or alternatively fitted together. With the help of worktops and plinths, you can move from a modular look to a fitted one. You can also have a choice of solid surface or laminate worktops.

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It’s nearly Christmas and what you need is Karma!!

Well it’s nearly Christmas again and everyone is rushing around at the last minute. What you need to do is take a minute and add some Karma to your life. Specifically some Roper Rhodes Karma.

This stunning unit blends true craftmanship, with the very best of technology. The unit is soft to the touch and the beautiful walnut furniture will warm up any cool bathroom. The elegantly tapering legs, smartly framed door and contemporary basin, provide this unit with more than a touch of boutique hotel styling.

The unit is available in a 600mm and 900mm version and the range also boats a complmentary 300mm floor unit and walnut framed mirrors.

So if your stressed about Christmas, then get some Karma into your life.

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Roper Rhodes Kato unit inspires stunning bathroom

The latest bathroom installation from Designs for Life Studio ltd. The installation features a number of products from Roper Rhodes and many other suppliers. To view the video, please click this linkwatch?v=ekvjOu-32J0&list=UUmrmHiLWFLwWvZita5bC7oA&feature=player_detailpage

The centre piece of this installation, is the stunning Roper Rhodes Kato unit in walnut. This unit is sublimely simple and offers chamfered detailing on its solid wood furniture. The finish is clean, smart and of course very practical. These units are available in a number of colours and are also available in wall hung and floor standing options. Clink this link to view all the options available at Designs for Life.

Sitting above this unit is the Roper Rhodes Pulse Plus LED mirror. This mirror is 800mm high, 600mm wide and 50mm deep. It features a heated demister pad and shaver socket as standard. To view this and many more other mirrors simpy click here

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Roca taps

Roca taps arrive at Designs for Life. With over 30 taps to choose from, there really is something for everyone. If that wasn’t enough, Roca taps come packed with a range of features, which are listed below:-

SofTurn technology affords the user precise control over water flow and temperature.

Joystick turn – an innovative concept in water control. The joystick technology presents a style which is distinct from the more traditional lever, but still gives the same performance as SofTurn technology.

Progr-turn technology always starts the flow with cold water and as you continually turn the control, the flow changes to a mix or hot and cold. This ensures that water systems are only activated when hot water is required, thereby saving energy.

EverShine – Roca’s innovative chrome plating system, involving electrolytic coating, produces a hard wearing finish on all taps.. This helps to maintain the shine and makes for easier cleaning.

Safe Touch – development in materials has allowed Roca to develop Safe Touch technology. This prevents the chrome plating on thermostatic fittings from overheating and eliminates the risk of scalding.

Eco disk cartridge – this technology is exclusive to Roca taps and helps to save water and energy. As the handles is raised, a slight resistance is felt at 50% of the water flow. Lifting beyond this point, will produce full flow. The cartridge has a temperature limiter, which can be set during installation and can prevent scalding. This can also be altered after fitting.

If it’s quality and variety that you’re looking for, then look no further than Roca.

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Rimfree toilets from Twyford.

No rim means the toilet is easy to clean and means that there is nowhere for germs to hide. The ultra-hygenic design makes cleaning the Twyford Rimfree toilets much faster and easier. With no rim shadow also, the bowl itself looks much brighter.

The flushing system clears away residues effectively and cleaning takes less time and less cleaning products. So how does this system work?

Water cascades into the toilet pan from a slot at the back of the bowl. Holes at either end of this slot act as jets, powering water right around the bowl and rinsing it clean quietly and effectively. The smart design ensures that water enters the bowl at precisely the right angle, to maintain it’s speed and force. The shape and size of the toilet sump, means that the pressure of the water pushes the contents away quickly and smoothly.

Conventional toilets have a large number of holes under the rim, or a narrow slot running it’s length. It’s almost impossible to properly clean under the rim. By cleverly redesigning the bowl and flushing system, Twyford have done away completely with the need for a rim. This ensures for a ultra-hygenic design and results in a toilet that is easy to clean.

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TikTap arrives at Designs for Life


Designs for Life wants to welcome you to the new world of contactless mobile coupon and voucher redemption, at the point of sale. This is years ahead of NFC technologies, and the system achieves this without the use of loyalty cards or paper coupons! So you the consumer, doesn’t have to print off the vouchers and then more importantly remember to take them with you.
Through the unique TikTap pod, we can offer you multiple local everyday deals. The coupons and vouchers which you select through the TikTap app, can be redeemed in-store via your own mobile phone.
These coupons and vouchers are stored in a mobile wallet and then redeemed in the store itself. This will allow us to generate real-time and purchase transaction data and allow us to create better and more relevant offers for you the consumer.
The TikTap pod is receiving really positive feedback from Councils, Chambers of Commerce, EPOS Distributors/Resellers and Merchants!
It’s amazing how this new technology can enable independent and multiple high street retailers to offer shoppers a range of instant and exclusive offers that can be redeemed via smartphones.

Just bring your phone into Designs for Life and redeem your offer.
The unique TikTap pod is the key to the contactless voucher and coupon redemption solution, and it was developed from the experience of designing and delivering ‘Orange Wednesdays’ – one of the most popular and successful loyalty and redemption solutions in the world.
A customer simply needs to Tik an offer in the app and visit the store immediately (the customer does not pay anything until the offer is redeemed in-store). Once there, the customer simply Tap’s their phone over the pod and the offer is discounted immediately at the till.
The unique ability of the pod is that whilst enabling point of sale redemption, it also collects and collates redemption and transaction data that will enable us to change and adapt offers to suit the market and customer needs.

So to ensure that you don’t miss out on any upcoming offers, download you TikTap app today and start saving now.

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Roper Rhodes Provence

Fresh from Roper Rhodes’ in-house design team, the new Provence range is launched for 2012. These units are available in exciting new finishes and are packed with the usual features and the attention to detail, that you come to expect from Roper Rhodes.

Provence offers feminine curves and has gently curving cabriole legs. This unit features a single drawer and offers a hint of Parisian chic. The Roper Rhodes Provence unit is available in both silver and white finishes and is complemented by a slim profile ceramic glass basin and a coordinating mirror.

The unit is 700mm wide and features a soft-close drawer as standard. It is yet another stunning and innovative offering from Roper Rhodes.

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Roper Rhodes Breathe

The Roper Rhodes Breathe furniture combines contrasting interiors and clean lines, to characterise this range. There is a good choice of sizes and options with this range, which will make it suitable for most bathrooms.

Choose from floor or wall mounted options, in one of three gorgeous and practical finishes. Ally this to a choice of widths and the consumer is really spoilt for choice. The distinctive plum detailing and chrome handles are echoed in the matching wall column design. Your bathroom can then be completed with a matching wc unit.

A white gloss verion is also available, which features contrasting grey interiors and trim.

The Roper Rhodes Breathe range, offers soft-close doors and drawers as standard and a ceramic basin. The tall column has reversible doors and all the units feature a 10 year guarantee.

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Roper Rhodes Profile

The Profile range offers either a wallmounted washstation with double drawers or a floor mounted washstand with double doors. Roper Rhodes offer this range in stunning driftwood, mali and high gloss white finishes.

The wallmounted version is also available in a choice of widths. Common to all these units is the ergonomic furniture profile, which allows the units to be handle free.

Complementing this Roper Rhodes Profile range is a 350mm wall column and a wc unit. These are again available in the three colour options and will help to complete the look for your bathroom.

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Merlyn Vivid 10

Merlyn don’t just make shower enclosures. They design, engineer and craft some of the finest showering environments in the world. They achieve this by attention to detail, an understanding of good design and the importance of using first class materials.

The pinnacle of their range is the stunning Merlyn Vivid 10. All products in this range are constructed from 10mm toughened safety glass and there is an option to have your cubicle constructed in smoked black glass.

These units are constructed to a height of 2100mm and all come with a lifetime guarantee. In addition all products have Mershield as standard. This acts as a protective coating which helps the glass to remain shiny and new, without the need for tiresome cleaning. Without this coating, water and soap deposits cling to the glass causing a build up of grime.

In short, the Merlyn Vivid 10 is a spectacular enclosure that will make a definite style statement. Contemporary style lovers will delight in the optional smoked black glass and it’s sleek roller action.

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