We launched our Your Bathrooms section at the beginning of this year and it is fast becoming one of our most popular areas on the website. The Your Bathrooms section was created to showcase Roman products in real bathroom make-over situations, to help visitors to the site get inspired for their own bathroom renovations. We are delighted to have had so many fantastic submissions and as the section grows, we thought now would be a good time to pick out some of our Your Bathrooms highlights. Here’s our top 5 so far… Continue reading
As a 28 year old company, we’ve been around for quite some time now and we have seen bathroom fashions change dramatically over the years. This inspired us to start a regular feature on our blog, which shows our shower enclosure and bathroom trends ‘back then’ and compares them to the designs now… Continue reading
For those of you who live locally to Roman, in the North East, or for those of you who follow us on Twitter and ‘like’ us on Facebook, you may have seen a lovely article about Roman in the Northern Echo newspaper and on their website. In case you missed it we thought we’d bring you some behind the scene moments and highlights from the article…
Behind the Scenes Pictures
David Osborne being photographed on our Shower Enclosure Manufacturing Lines
David Osborne being photographed in our trade showroom
The spray booth in action in our Solid Surface Shower Tray Manufacturing Facility
Photographs Used in the Article
Neil Simpson is pictured carefully manufacturing one of our Shower Enclosures
Jonathan Wales at work on the Manufacturing Lines
David Osborne poses on the shopfloor
John Kavanagh drills the profiles for a Shower Enclosure
David Fuller concentrating on the manufacture of Roman’s Products
Some of our Favourite Quotes:
“Roman has weathered the recession and is going from strength to strength, helped by its reputation for high-quality British manufacturing”
“With an enviable product range, fruitful forays into the homewares market and a successful factory on the other side of the world, this Roman empire looks set to continue its relentless march forward.”
“the company firmly established as the UK’s market leader and enjoying a burgeoning reputation in foreign markets.”
“Roman is a successful family-owned, progressive company that has not only diversified into new areas of business, but maintained its values as it has grown”
Read the article in full on The Northern Echo’s website.
Last year, as you may well have seen, we ran a social media campaign called Project 252. This documented a year in the life of Roman through photos. There were 252 working days during 2012, so there was a photo taken every single working day showcasing different aspects of the business. We entered the idea into the CIPD awards, for the Innovation in Social Media or Technology category. The ceremony was held at the Hilton Hotel on the 18th April and we were delighted to scope the award. Here’s a photo diary from the event…
The 7th April is World Health Day. We thought we would mark the occasion with a blog post which looks at Health from a few different angles.
Water is a scarce resource in many parts of the world, as we highlighted on World Water Day with our World Water Day info-graph that was created specifically for the occasion. There are millions of people all over the World who don’t have access to clean water for drinking or washing in.
Hygiene Fact 1
Washing your hands with soap and water could reduce diarrheal disease-associated deaths by up to 50% (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Hygiene Fact 2
Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to prevent the spread of disease in the home. Wash your hands regularly using hot water and soap. Always wash your hands after visiting the WC and before and after preparing food.
Hygiene Fact 3
Did you know that when you flush the toilet, particles and germs from the toilet bowl can travel as far as six feet and linger in the air for around two hours? Always flush with the lid down! (NHS Choices website)
Accessibility in the Home
Within the UK we have an aging population, alongside this The Department for Work and Pensions estimates there are around 10 million disabled people in the UK. As we get older, or if we suffer with a debilitating illness, then we want to make life as easy as possible in the home. The bathroom in particular can be a troublesome area. Here are our top tips on how to make showering as safe and as easy as possible, whilst also keeping the bathroom space looking stylish and modern…
Height Adjustable Shower Head
This is particularly important for a family home, as you can set the shower head at a lower height for those who prefer to sit when showering, but taller users can also set it to a comfortable height for their shower.
When thinking about our health, we need to also consider the harmful chemicals in and around our environment and where possible reduce these. This can be in terms of CO2 emissions, to all work together to reduce Carbon output, of from simply the amount of chemicals we come into contact with on a daily basis.
We add Ultra Care pre-coated glass protection to all our Shower Enclosures and Bath Screens, which helps prevent dirt and grime from sticking, thus eliminating the need to use harsh chemicals in the bathroom.
- Kitchen and Oven Cleaner: Mix a paste of 3 parts warm water to 1 part baking soda.
- Bathroom Cleaner: Mix washing-up liquid with baking soda until you have a thick paste.