Screwfix Shows Off in Stoke

By Screwfix, PRNE
Sunday, February 27, 2011

Screwfix has Opened the Doors of a New Bathroom Showroom Concept Designed to Simultaneously Engage With Tradesmen and Consumers

YEOVIL, England, February 28, 2011 - The innovative new store opened at Screwfix in Stoke on Trent, one of the
multi-channel retailer's 161 nationwide branches in the shape of a 3,000 sq
ft stand alone showroom adjacent to the main trade counter. It cleverly
blends the needs of the inspiration-seeking consumer shopper with the
component-led, catalogue layout demanded by the trade purchaser as Screwfix
commercial director, Andrew Livingston explains:

"Our new showroom has been designed in response to specific customer
needs and feedback: our trade customers told us how important it is for them
to be able to browse by brand, price or technical criteria; whilst our
consumer buyers said they enjoyed being able to familiarise themselves with
the latest bathroom trends.

"Whether installing a family suite, space-saving cloakroom or
contemporary wet room, we know that it is a highly researched and emotive
purchase which customers want to be sure satisfies the wallet and the heart.
This is why we have created a unique bathroom showroom environment that
brings tradesmen and customer together so they can jointly browse and

Every item from the Screwfix bathroom range, from heated towel radiators
( and halogen
spotlights, to freestanding baths and double shower cubicles is displayed
either on the huge walls of the showroom or within displays or room sets.
These colour-coded, catalogue-coordinated wall-mounted displays provide an
easy to navigate shopping journey whilst also boasting interactive features
such as removable taps so that purchasers can mix and match against baths or
basins. RRPs and technical details are also clearly shown together with
separate price lists for installers.

With prices starting from GBP300 for a full bathroom suite, Screwfix
brings premium quality bathrooms without the premium price - great news for
the bathroom fitters' balance sheet and the consumer's bank balance alike!

As existing Screwfix customers are already enjoying, Screwfix provides a
fast and reliable delivery service. Products from leading bathroom brands
such as Ideal Standard and Mira are featured in the collection and can be
purchased to take away or on a 24-hour delivery.

In addition to bathroom lighting and heating, customers can also shop for
bathroom furniture and other accessories to fully coordinate and complete
their bathroom, whilst other building supplies and equipment such as tools,
sealants and flooring can be purchased from the range of over 18,000 products
available in the adjacent Screwfix trade counter.

See this inspirational new showroom for yourself by popping down to the
Screwfix trade counter on Leek Road in Stoke-on-Trent. For more information
on Screwfix, visit or call 0500-41-41-41.

About Screwfix:

Recognised as being "where the trade buys" and promising a fast, reliable
service, Screwfix is the UK's leading multi-channel supplier of thousands of
high quality screws, fixings, hand tools, power tools
(, plumbing
( and electrical supplies
( Combining trade
prices and a massive range of leading brand name items, Screwfix offers over
18,000 products and is fully committed to customer care and support.

About Watersmith:

Watersmith ( is a
range of bathroom sanitaryware, furniture and accessories from Screwfix,
blending traditional and contemporary designs to excite and inspire consumers
of all budgets and tastes, as well as a premium service guarantee.

    For more information, please contact:
    Nicola Sutton, McCann Erickson Public Relations
    Tel: +44(0)121-713-3785

For more information, please contact: Nicola Sutton, McCann Erickson Public Relations, Tel: +44(0)121-713-3785, E-mail: Nicola.sutton at; For more information on Screwfix call 0500-41-41-41

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