The Times and Sunday Times Eco Hotel of the Year 2020, The Bull Inn in Totnes, selected Bette to provide shower trays and baths that fit with its focus on sustainability.
The hotel is the fourth brainchild of Geetie Singh-Watson, who opened the world’s first certified organic pub in 1998. She worked with Devon-based architect, Jackie Gillespie of Gillespie Yunnie Architects, to ensure that every aspect of the hotel is sustainable. This includes the pastel-coloured plaster walls, organic linens, innovative heating system and bathrooms.
The stylish bathrooms feature white brick tiles with accents of muted gold. Each has either a shower, with Bette glazed titanium-steel BetteSupra shower tray or a comfortable double ended BetteStarlet bath, perfect for a relaxing soak. All the shower trays and the baths feature Bette’s almost invisible anti-slip surface, Anti-Slip Pro.
Architect Jackie Gillespie says: “We used Bette shower trays and baths because they combine high quality and lasting looks with sustainability, as they are made from natural materials and are recyclable. I particularly like the low profile and solid feel of the BetteSupra shower trays, and the fact that they come with adjustable frames. I have used the shower trays and baths on many projects and like the double-ended symmetry and comfort of the BetteStarlet bath, with central waste. It’s also extremely useful that both the shower trays and baths come in such a wide range of sizes, so we were able to select the right sizes for the rooms, including 1200 x 900mm shower trays in the majority of the bathrooms.”
Owner, Geetie Singh-Watson added: “We are committed to a philosophy of Doing Business Better, which drives us to really examine the best way to do things; to scrutinise our habits and our ways of being and buying. It was really important to me that we didn’t have plastic baths or shower trays and I believe that, if we always looked at the end of life of a product when we buy it, we would change the impact on the planet. The Bette products are not only 100% recyclable but will last for many years.”
Bette baths, shower trays and basins come with a thirty year warranty, are easy to clean and available in over 400 colours, including gloss and matt finishes. Made from natural raw materials, they are completely recyclable and verified to the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) as per ISO 14025 and to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
For further information on Bette see www.my-bette.com/en or telephone 0844 800 0547.
Bette is a specialist in bathroom products that are made of a special metal in a unique manufacturing process: titanium steel sheets are shaped under high pressure and then finished with a thin coating that is related to glass – hence the name “glazed titanium steel”. This composite material is perfect for the bathroom (it is skin-friendly, hygienic, durable and robust), and Bette uses it to make its baths, shower areas, shower trays and washbasins.
The Bette family company was founded in Delbrück in North-Rhine Westphalia in 1952, and specialises exclusively in this manufacturing process, because it allows the products to be shaped smoothly with the maximum skilled precision. The manufacturing and administrative headquarters employs around 390 people. The CEO, Thilo C. Pahl, is a member of the owner family.
The range includes baths, shower areas, shower trays, washbasins and bathroom furniture, all made in Germany. Unique items that can be made in various colours and dimensions and open up inspiring interior design ideas for the bathroom. Bette’s assembly processes combine high-tech industrial production techniques with tailor-made manufacturing where it benefits the customer. More than half its products are customised to customer preferences. The company offers over 600 different baths, shower trays and washbasin models in a tremendous range of colours.