Copper News

Drummonds Brass Manufacturing

Ever wondered how brass bathroom fittings are made?  Drummonds have produced a short video which shows the casting process, which we wanted to share with you.

"A short film showing the handmade process we use for making our bathroom range.  We work with Brass to make our range of bathroom fittings in our own factories. This is a process lost to most, but something we are proud of."

Drummonds brass manufacturing

Ever found yourself sitting in the dark?

Let’s be honest: emergency lighting probably won’t be your first priority when designing your home’s electrical installation. Still, emergency lighting—generally found in public buildings—offers a number of benefits for your home as well. If the lights go out, you won’t find yourself sitting in the dark.

Ever given thought to the wiring for your speakers?

When installing the electrical network in our home, switches, lights and power sockets are the main things we think about. However, a modern home electrical installation consists of other networks as well, such as those for LAN, television and telephony. 

Speaker wiring is often overlooked—with all the attendant consequences.

Let’s take a look at some points to consider.

Copper at 100% Design

The beauty and versatility of copper and brass were on show at 100% Design London in 2014. This video shows some of our highlights, and interviews with a few of the designers who share our passion for the red metal.

Copper at 100% Design

National Selfbuild and Renovation Show

30th January - 1st February 2015

An opportunity for those undertaking renovation work on their home, or building a new home from scratch, to talk to experts and get sound advice.

Copper can be part of your plans, from cladding and roofing, to plumbing, heating and renewables, via electrics and power. See some of our other 'news' items for details on usb-plug points, orientation lighting, kitchen power boards, hard-wired smoke detectors. 

Don't forget the shed

Nothing is quite as annoying as having to retrieve something or put it away in a garden shed at night when there is no light. You could get a flash light, but then you only have one hand free. Charging your cordless tools poses a problem if there is no power outlet in the garden shed. In other words, a garden shed with electricity is so much handier than one with no power whatsoever. Let us walk you through a properly designed garden shed.

The feed cable

Beautiful brass around the home

It's cold outside, copper and brass can help you to create that warm atmosphere in your home.  There are many designers making fantastic looking objects for around the home, some decorative and some functional.  

Made any arrangements for your old age yet?

The number of old people (+65) in society is increasing all over the world. On the one hand, this is the result of improved healthcare and a better quality of life, enabling people to live longer. On the other hand, there is a demographic aspect at work as well, the post-WWII baby boom. Certain electrical functions inside the home can help our ageing population live on their own for a longer period of time. Some examples and a reference to a more extensive article are given below.

Shutters, sunscreens, and curtains