Have you ever wanted a designer piece but wished you could have more say over the finish?

Victoria + Albert free standing baths and basins can now be personalised with custom finishes for a truly unique feature in your bathroom. Their naturally smooth surface lends itself perfectly to either oil or water based paints.  If you adventures enough this is how you can do it yourself:

  • Firstly rub down the surface with an abrasive paper to get a key for the paint to stick to.
  • Wipe down thoroughly to remove any dust before applying paint.
  • If applicable, using a pencil, mark the outline of the feet on the bath. Important: Do not paint more than 5mm over this line as it could result in poor adhesion and possible failure.
  • Following the paint manufacturer’s instructions, apply the paint.
  • We recommend two top coats and doubling the waiting period between coats. Use a small roller or brush, applying paint in a random fashion so as not create paint lines.
  • If you wish to paint the feet, follow the above procedure using a small brush or spray paint instead of a roller. Important: Do not paint the inside of the foot as it could result in poor adhesion and possible failure.

If you have painted one yourself, we would love to see your pictures!  Email them to [email protected].

We can also arrange and design a painted bath for youhere at our Cheltenham Showroom.  Please call 01242 251113 to make an appointment with one of our designers.

For more information on painting baths, please go to:

Franke Omni 4 in 1 tap is here !

Introducing the Franke Omni 4-in-1 tap

The brand new Omni 4-in-1 Tap from Franke provides fresh filtered water, filtered 100°C boiling water and mains hot and cold all from the one tap.

Manufactured in hi-shine Stainless Steel, Omni is easy to fit in new or existing kitchens, safe to use and ultra reliable with a 3-year warranty. Omni works beautifully with existing plumbing too. Best of all, it’s refreshingly affordable.

RRP £1,350 inc. VAT – Order in October  and have it installed for FREE (Free installation within 25minles of GL52, or credit of £125 off RRP)


The benefits are everywhere

True 100°C boiling water

Most ‘boiling’ tap systems only produce less than 98°C. Omni delivers fully boiling 100°C water instantly for the perfect cuppa.

Fresh filtered water

Omni is a complete system, including tap, boiler and filter. The filter provides high quality drinking water, each filter lasts approximately 6-9 months and replacing the filter is as easy as changing a lightbulb.

Safety assured

Omni is safer than a traditional kettle. A child safety clip is provided for total protection from curious little hands or visitors.

Easy installation

Virtually no tools and minimal plumbing skills are required for installation. Omni can be fitted in as little as 2 hours in normal kitchens.

A full 3-year guarantee for total reliability

A 3-year manufacturer’s warranty covers the complete system for total peace of mind.

Exceptional after-care

Filters tell you when they need replacing, and replacements are easy to order by phone or online. All enquiries are handled by our dedicated UK team.


Would you like your mixer tap or shower to have a sepcial finish?  What abour your own initials or a company logo?  Axor offers you just that.

For truley unique designs you can choose from 15 special finsihes including Gold, Rose Gold and black chrome.  All available in brushed or brushed effects.  My personal favourites are polished nickel and brushed chrome finish.

For more information, click HERE

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Splendid Sale!!

From the 26th September-1st November Pittville Bathrooms and Kitchens will be part of Crosswater’s Bathroom sale.

The sale stretches across Crosswater, Simpsons and Bauhaus products, which includes up to 60% off brassware, shower enclosures, ceramics , furniture and more!

So if you are looking to simply replace a single item or want to update your bathroom, this is the chance to get great products with high discounts!

If you would like to discuss any products in the sale please do not hesitate to visit us in our Cheltenham Showroom.



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