Arrow – number one specialist distributor to Housebuilders

Arrow Distributors is number one specialist distributor of electrical and gas kitchen appliances, bathroom furniture and equipment to the Housebuilder.

Stamford Cartwright, Marketing Director at Arrow says, “Kitchen appliances are the additions that prospective home buyers are wowed by. Housebuilders now take a lot of care when choosing the right appliances to finish a build. It can be the difference between an average or a luxury finish thus adding value in the eyes of the home buyer and also the developer.

“There is also plenty of opportunity to install stunning yet affordable kitchens without impacting on a healthy profit margin for the Housebuilder. Even products at the lower end of the price scale are very pleasing on the eye. The level of choice and the quality of design and functionality is extremely high. At the higher end of the market, appliances that offer that little bit extra such as pyrolytic ovens have seen a decrease in price this year as have induction hobs. Both make a huge impression on luxury kitchens without adding too much to the bill.”

“Housebuilders don’t want to devote more space to bathrooms”

Arrow also has a comprehensive range of bathroom furniture and accessories providing a one-stop-shop for the 2 most important rooms in the house.

The Utopia Developer Collection is a range of rigid bathroom furniture designed specifically for the Housebuilder and exclusive to Arrow. The range is available in key colours and a versatile range of sizes and addresses the need for space without compromising on style.

"Fitted bathroom furniture has really moved on from 'would like' to 'must have'. It brings out the best in designers to meet conflicting requirements – Housebuilders don't want to devote more space to bathrooms but house buyers demand both beauty and a choice of storage options. This year's new styles and finishes fulfil these requirements.”

Also available from Arrow are Grohe showers and accessories, Kermi showers and designer radiators, Arrow shower trays and taps, Bristan showers and taps and Mermaid waterproof wall panels.

Unbeatable national installation service

All of this is held together by an unrivalled service and installation record that sets Arrow apart. Boasting over 22 years experience, Arrow has continuously evolved with the changing demands of the business and confidently offers Housebuilders a nationwide delivery service from 7 installation depots. This guarantees the delivery of an order by plot number, where and when its required.

The company’s attention to detail is impressive. Stamford said, “We know how imperative it is for Housebuilders to maximise cost efficiencies on site, the importance of avoiding Health and Safety liabilities and the pressures to achieve legal completions by certain times. We also understand how difficult it is to accurately predict when a plot will be ready for kitchen and bathroom installation. This is why our appliance call off procedure has been designed to provide total flexibility.”

Arrow undertakes full responsibility for H & S issues and does not involve the Housebuilder’s site labour force in either loading or clearing up. Product availability is guaranteed, there is same day delivery and installation by the Arrow fitting team and regular site visits by Regional Installation Managers. With several Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice and a guarantee to complete protection from any liability, the company really has everything covered.

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Based in Worcester, with 7 installation depots across the UK, the company has grown year on year. The head office warehouse space is 93,000 square feet and the company employs 135 people across the country. 2007 has seen particular emphasis on meeting and over delivering on environmental guidelines that are so important in the distribution industry. Several Green Apple Awards have been gained over the last few years and this year a Green Hero Award for environmental achievements.

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