James Hargreaves is now planning to put Fibo’s bathroom wall panels into all of its 23 showrooms due to the demand generated from installing them in seven new showrooms. The independent plumbers’ merchant started selling Fibo products last November. “Retro-fitting the established showrooms will take time but we’ve had such a good response from customers we think it’s worth it,” explains Bill Davies, Sales Director of James Hargreaves.
“We sell two other panel ranges but it’s Fibo’s premium Mercato range which has created the most demand. There’s a wide choice of colours and finishes and it has a unique ‘grouting’ line that makes the panels look and feel like tiles – in fact the tile effect is very striking. Unlike tiles, however, the panels are quick and easy to install and much more hygienic as there’s no actual grout to collect dirt and mould. They’re more cost-effective too, with savings on labour as you don’t need specialist tilers to fit them.”
Established in 1968 in Burnley, James Hargreaves has become one of the fastest-growing bathroom and plumbing merchants in the North. “It is suppliers like Fibo that have helped us grow,” adds Bill. “Fibo is very proactive and generous with its support; the displays, POS material, swatches and sample panels are good quality and supplied free of charge, and they’ve given us contract work and directed installers to us.”