A cool reminder of form and function 27 May 2013
In March Connection Magazines Jeff Patchell joined more than 200 members of the local plumbing industry to travel to Frankfurt, Germany for the popular bi-annual ISH exhibition.
The multi-function bathroom 09 Dec 2012
For the ISH 2013, the trend forum 'Pop up my Bathroom' will once again be presenting the latest bathroom trends, this time for 2013/14.
Efficiency Label WELL ahead 09 Dec 2012
According to the most recent pronouncements of the EU-Commissioner for the environment Janez Potocnik only water saving taps should be placed in the European market in order to protect the European water resources.
The ISH pilgrimage 2011 09 May 2011
For the past 22 years, Connection Magazines and World Plumbing Info publisher Jeff Patchell has been fortunate to attend the world’s major bi-annual plumbing fair. In the following report Jeff explains why ISH (International Sanitation & Heating) never ceases to be an interesting week in understanding where the market is heading.
Top bathroom trends 23 Nov 2010
These days nobody wants to end up in a retirement home. People would much rather have a smart new bathroom with a wellness tub, comfy bench and big, modern “walk-in shower”, and there are even those who dream of a make-up table complete with big mirror. But what exactly does the one thing have to do with the other? A great deal – in fact, for many people, everything. But it’s not just a question of tastes: quality of life is what’s at stake here.
The return of ISH 23 Nov 2010
I’m often asked if there are any must-see plumbing exhibitions to visit overseas and my response is always the same – there is only one decent event at which visitors will never be disappointed.
German tapware manufacturer expands 18 Nov 2009
In spite of the difficult business climate internationally, highly respected German tapware, shower and fittings specialist Hansgrohe has recently set up its own distribution and marketing office in Australia.
Nuova Showers 21 Aug 2009
Distributed by Paco Jaanson and reaching Australian shores for the first time, Nuova Showers offers an infinite range of showering possibilities.
Hard water clogs showerheads 14 Aug 2009
The first results of a major new study on the effects of water softeners in the home have shown that untreated hard water can rapidly lead to clogged showerheads, in some cases possibly as soon as a year and a half of regular use.
Sealskin wellness 01 Jun 2009
Sealskin welness products use less water than conventional shower products.
ISH: Fifty years on 25 Mar 2009
It’s the grand dame of plumbing exhibitions and despite tough global economic times, the 2009 ISH (International Sanitation & Heating/Air-Conditioning) Exhibition held in Frankfurt, Germany in March put on a strong showing.
Pumped shower awareness 15 Feb 2009
An extensive public awareness program is needed to steer customers away from using pumped showers.
A scientific look at adapting showers for water conservation 15 Feb 2009
Conserving one of the planet’s most precious resources was the focus of a recent interdisciplinary study into domestic showering in the UK. The results are part of a widespread program to move the country towards a better water-saving regime.
Protection against product copying 12 Feb 2009
Manufacturers and trade show organizers have strategies to counter the pirating of designs and brands, but the best defence is to refuse to buy copies.