that UK retailers only supply products that are CE marked and fit for purpose. Sadly, this is not always the case. As we become more price-aware consumers, we are often attracted to installers who offer a ‘cheap’ service proposition. These companies are able to reduce costs by compromising on the product – a product that doesn’t meet the CE mark of assurance. Again, if there isn’t a CE mark clearly visible at a retail outlet you visit, ask why not, and if you can’t, don’t risk buying it.


ILLEGAL BATHROOM PRODUCTS? To be 100 per cent sure, we advise you to check directly with your own insurance company. The CE marking of bathroom products is an important legal requirement and consumers buying non-CE marked equipment do so at considerable peril. Consumers need to realise that saving a few pounds by buying non-conforming products can be very expensive in the long term. If this type of product fails it can cause major

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damage to an owner’s property and quite possibly, severe personal injury. It is highly unlikely that a manufacturer who supplies non-conforming product will be properly insured against any claims which would arise, and a householder’s own insurance may well refuse to meet a claim in these circumstances. If a visitor is injured, a homeowner may well face criminal sanctions as well as personal claims.

A few more pounds spent with a reputable supplier will avoid all of these risks. To buy or specify compliant bathroom

products with confidence, make sure you always seek out reputable bathroom product manufacturers. You will find a list of them at the association website.

Yvonne Orgill is CEO of the Bathroom Manufacturers Association

Tailor made construction to suit your needs

David, the St Joseph’s Hospice. Self Build Assistance Ltd aims to


uilding and Construction Review are proud to announce that Self Build Assistance (SBA) Ltd has achieved the Commitment to Excellence Award 2017 for its outstanding work in the building industry. SBA Ltd have also built up a reputation to give to a charity close to


produce top quality services in the building industry. David is able to offer services in both concrete and light steel frames and also Trad build and timber frames. SBA is sought after by customers up and down the nation for help in transforming their homes, kitchens, bathrooms, loft conversions and extensions. Listed as a member of The Chartered Institute of Builders, David believes in great customer care and satisfaction from the very start and beyond. The business is able to meet the needs of customers and clients by doing what is most important, listening to their requirements. Stellar workmanship has always been at the heart of the business. SBA also offer maintenance help, whether it be council or estate agent properties and also incudes private

landlord properties.

SBA Ltd is hoping to expand their network in the near future, building on their connections, to give existing customers and new customers a great all round service. SBA are also expanding into the investment market over the next 24 months, we will have some opportunities coming up and are currently looking into private investment as well as possible crowd funding possibilities. We are currently forecasting possible profits between 16 per cent to 20 per cent based on the current house market and we will be rolling a project out shortly to show how it will work. All investments are for the duration of a specific project and will not be tied into any other investment. For more infomation contact us on:

0207 889 2013

january/february 2018

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