Sustainability

Only three percent of the earths water is drinkable and Grohe, one of Concepts key partners have channelled all their efforts and have masterminded sustainable systems for many of their fittings and showers, as required by Part G of building regulations 2010. The products chosen are developed for our customer to ensure the economical use of water and energy without compromising comfort. Our designs and products are not subject to short-term fashion fads but are based on long-term and are timeless, as a consequence, our products offer both a long service life and very high value retention.

Villeroy & Boch, another key partner, have already reduced toilet flush volumes to just 3 litres and also have invested in the latest technology, by using energy efficient kilns that will substantially cut CO2 emissions by incorporating state of the art technology into the manufacturing production process.

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Maintenance Free Tiles

Vilbostone porcelain tiles from Villeroy & Boch meet the highest aesthetic and technical quality standards – thanks to the special hardness and density of the material, they have a long service life, are robust, colourfast and resistant to both chemicals and frost for inside and outside areas. A new innovation is Hydrotect , which helps to reduce absorption of dust and other particles on tiles and helps stop oily dirt from sticking to the surface. Hydrotect surfaces are hydrophilic – they attract water molecules. Water spreads to form a thin film under the dirt, lifting it off the surface and dirt can then be easily removed with simple cleaning on interior surfaces (reducing the need for toxic detergents and chemicals) and by rainwater on exteriors. Customers who invest in products coated in hydrotect can look forward to low cleaning costs and low maintenance.

Nano Technology

Nano technology allows the engineering of nano scale particles and coatings. How is this useful in interior design? A bathroom is an ideal place to have applications of nanotechnology which can be harnessed to help clean and protect surfaces. Many of our suppliers now offer products that use nano technology, such as tiles treated with a coating of Hydrotect. Activated oxygen is generated in areas exposed to light and in conjunction with the anti-microbial metals, active oxygen minimises the bacteria that cause odour and stain in both light and dark areas. Interior and exterior surfaces maintain their clean appearance for longer, building material are protected and their life extended. It also improves indoor air quality for better health, reducing greenhouse gases and eliminating odours. When exposed to sunlight, Hydrotect on exterior walls removes nitrogen oxides produced by exhaust fumes and smoke and purifies the air. In fact a 10,000 sq ft area of exterior tiles can clean the air as effectively as an area green land the size of four tennis courts.

CeramicPlus

Villeroy & Boch CeramicPlus is a ceramic surface that has been through a specialist finishing process to make it especially easy to clean and even dried limescale deposits can be removed without difficulty. An ecological product, CeramicPlus saves water and cleaning agents and ultimately time.

Part G Water Calculations

A new development must be designed to use less than 125 litres of water per person per day and with Concept’s expertise, we can calculate flow rates of taps, showers , bath volumes and WC flush volumes – in-order that your bathrooms are Part G Compliant.

Over the coming months Concept will feature more articles and information on sustainability and the latest production methods used in our range of sustainable products, please revisit the site to find out more.

GROHE’s Unrivalled Innovation

GROHE Innovation Award 2016 GROHE continue to prove that they are the industry leaders, when it comes to creating innovative products by winning the prestigious Innovator Of The Year 2016 award. Their products showcase quality, innovative technologies and exciting sustainable designs. GROHE New Shower Toilet GROHE dedication to sustainability is clearly evident, while their Innovator […]

Sustainability In Style

When considering the design of high-end, luxury developments, responsibility to the environment doesn’t mean sacrificing on functionality and style. Careful design can mean you won’t have to compromise the luxurious standards you expect for your new development or refurbished bathroom. Sustainability is an integral part of Villeroy and Boch. A central environment management unit focuses […]

Latest Aurajet shower – A different dimension

Stepping into an Aurajet shower is like stepping into a unique encounter with nature in a totally different dimension. Let your imagination run riot, whether to cool mountain streams or plunging through crystal clear waves, diamond droplets of spray splashing in your face….your shower can take you to another world of sensual luxury! The Aurajet […]

Anti bacterial WC technology

Bringing a new meaning to bathroom hygiene, cleanliness and comfort Villeroy and Boch offer ground-breaking technology to take your well-being to a new and safer level. Gone are the gremlins of dirt and mould, no longer hiding in dark corners …simply because there are no corners for them to hide in. Cleanliness is addressed with […]

The Ultra -Thin Porcelain Tile

Ultra-thin porcelain tiles are now offering an excellent, sustainable design that doesn’t compromise on quality and range. Using 60% less mineral resources, the ultra thin design production creates 50% less carbon and other solid emissions, also requiring 40% less energy. This gives peace of mind that you’re using a product that is sustainable and has […]

Making Beauty Sustainable – Vasco’s range of beautifully designed, eco-friendly radiators

At Concept, we encourage and fully support a client’s wishes to make their new build more sustainable and eco-friendly. There’s no reason why your stylish new build can’t be both luxurious and “green”, especially with Vasco’s range of beautifully designed, eco-friendly radiators. Vasco’s products are all created out of 100% recycled aluminium, rather than using […]

TOTO’s Technologically Advanced Lavatory


TOTO’s best selling product is their Washlet Lavatory and it’s easy to see exactly why. With exceptional use of technology, the Washlet toilet combines numerous functions to make one truly outstanding product. One of the many exceptional features is its ability to self clean, thanks to its use of Actilight technology. This keeps maintenance to […]

ViConnect by Villeroy & Boch

Concept Design offers the latest, high quality solution for bathroom installation, the ViConnect installation system from Villeroy & Boch uses impressive, new technological advances. They are tailored to every building scenario, including dry-wall and brick-wall construction and each system is fully compatible with all of Villeroy and Boch’s ceramic WC range. ViConnect also offers sustainability, […]

GROHE SilkMove ES technology

We should be trying to avoid wasting water all year round. When we live in houses with fresh running water, it is easy to forget that only 3% of the world’s water is suitable for consumption, and many people don’t have the luxury of such easy access to fresh water. Happily, GROHE have cleverly developed a […]

Villeroy & Boch – DirectFlush Subway 2.0

Villery & Boch’s new DirectFlush Subway 2.0 sets a new generation of toilet standards. Complete with an innovative open rim and impeccable modern design which can easily be incorporated into any bathroom, the brilliantly designed DirectFlush Subway 2.0 is ideal in all aspects. With new its new DirectFlush innovation, Villeroy & Boch have set high […]