31 July 2020
With our roots firmly in this beautiful county, Trojan was established in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, back in 1975. From small beginnings, we are now one of the largest and most respected manufacturers of acrylic baths in Europe, with historic Yorkshire still where we proudly call home. Operating from three sites; Ramsden Mills, Firm Mills and Ashbrow Mills, our specialist factories sit across 21 acres of Huddersfield, where we will always remain. We love Huddersfield, so find it no surprise that it has been chosen as one of the host towns for the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race!
13 July 2020
With multigenerational living on the rise, and with a total of 1.8 million households now with two or more adult generations co-habiting, these numbers have increased by 38% in the last decade.
However, there are multiple factors that have driven this increase. With the cost of childcare on the rise, many families look to older family members for support, this tends to include grandparents, who may also help with the increasing housing costs too. In addition to this, as the ageing population continues to grow year on year, there is now a shortage of retirement homes, meaning that multi-generational living isn’t necessarily a choice for some. Throughout the UK, there are currently 12 million people over the age of 65 and with no signs of slowing down, these figures aren’t to be ignored.
30 June 2020
All Trojan acrylic baths are built to last and come with our 25-year guarantee. But, if you want a bath with outstanding strength, added insulation and extra peace of mind, Trojancast offers unique features that tick all the boxes…
15 June 2020
Whilst we have explored the needs of those with age and mobility related conditions in our recent posts, here we recognise the people who provide care in the UK. The needs of carers can often be forgotten, and with the social care sector in a period of rapid growth, the pressure and demands on a carers mental and physical well-being, can be overlooked.
There are currently approximately 8.8 million adult carers in the UK, with 6,000 people taking on a caring responsibility each day. Whilst we are experiencing an ageing, growing population, it is important to note that 1.3 million carers in England and Wales are actually aged 65 or over; meaning many carers are already retired or at retirement age.
01 June 2020
At Trojan, we understand that not all bathrooms are made the same size or shape. Homes and properties may have ensuites or smaller washrooms with a floor space that may only suit a shower. Our collections take smaller bathrooms into consideration, ensuring our baths and shower trays make the most out of the space available, without ever compromising on style or quality.
14 May 2020
With a growing population, increase in life expectancy and more people living longer with complex health issues, it is no surprise that the care sector is under growing pressure. In the UK, the care sector is currently worth almost £16 million a year, with over 410,000 people in residential care.
Between 2017 and 2040 the population of people aged 65 and over is expected to rise by 49%. The number of people aged over 85 - those most likely to require health and social care services - is expected to almost double from 1.4 to 2.7 million, over the same time period.
01 May 2020
At Trojan we know that not everyone loves a bath. However, this doesn’t mean that your bathroom space should feel any less relaxing or stylish. Our brand-new range of slate effect shower trays have been designed to allow you to create a bathroom that is the stylish space you desire yet still a realistic family bathroom, with an affordable price point too.
Our range of slate-effect shower trays are sleek in design and are sure to create a focal point in your bathroom without breaking the bank. Manufactured in Huddersfield, in the heart of West Yorkshire, our slate shower trays have been designed in house with the latest technologies for the ultimate in performance, strength and durability. After all, our philosophy is simple; produce a quality product using the best possible raw materials.
15 April 2020
‘Population Ageing’ is a global phenomenon, and one that shows no signs of slowing down. Since 1982, the UK population has increased year on year.
Today, there are 962 million people in the world aged 60 or over. In 2015 there were around 901 million people aged 60 or over; more than twice the number in 2000. It is estimated that by 2050, this will have increased to over 2 billion.
31 March 2020
With the current situation regarding COVID-19, and with many of us now stuck at home, now is the perfect opportunity to spruce up your bathroom. April is the perfect time to give your home a spring clean, and with Easter falling the latest it has in almost a decade, this month is ideal to get your house ready for visitors. So, turn your tired and outdated looking bathroom into a brand-new bathing haven.
30 March 2020
As we move through such unprecedented times, where we are stuck in a world where COVID-19 is all that we seem to talk about, it’s understandable that our lives are currently filled with so much uncertainty.
Here at Trojan, we understand the importance of well-being, after all spending a little time alone allows us to relax, unwind and see things more clearly. We’ve always been advocates of bathrooms being the perfect space to improve our mental and physical well-being, and no more so than at the moment. Unfortunately, due to self-isolation, many of us are finding ourselves with more time on our hands than ever, and that is why Trojan have decided to give you a five-step guide to improve your well-being through your bathroom.
19 March 2020
Having been in the bathroom industry for the last four decades, Trojan understand that not everyone wants the same thing from their bathroom. Not all bathrooms are the same size and shape and this is something that we have come to recognise.
11 March 2020
Bathing should be an enjoyable, relaxing experience. Most of us take a bath or shower without giving it a second thought, but for those suffering with chronic pain and mobility issues, bathing can be painful and difficult. At Trojan, we created Bathe Easy so that every body can enjoy a bath or shower, no matter what their physical ability.
Our range of specialist easy access baths, showers and accessories are designed for independent living, and help take the worry out of bathing.
02 March 2020
At Trojan, we understand the bathroom industry, after all we have been manufacturing baths since 1975. From single ended, quality acrylic baths to solid surface freestanding baths and shower trays, we have been designing and producing bathroom products and accessories for over four decades.
We understand that different people have different needs. We appreciate that not all homes are the same shape or size, and that not everybody wants the same thing from a bathroom. Some see their bathroom as a quiet haven, where they can lay in a warm bath at the end of long day. For others, it’s a family space for noisy, fun bubbly bath times or a place to grab a quick shower after the gym.
14 February 2020
The world’s ageing population continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, with life expectancy increasing as morality decreases. Whilst living longer is clearly a positive thing, the number of people living with chronic illness or disability is also rising.
At Trojan, we believe a bathroom should be a safe and relaxing space for every body which is why we created Bathe Easy, our specialised range of low-threshold and powered traverse seat baths, designed for independent living.
29 January 2020
As the world continues to move at pace and our lives become filled with work, family life and other commitments and hobbies that keep us busy, it’s important to take time out and unwind, making time for ourselves.
At Trojan, we understand the importance of well-being, which is why we developed Aquair; our range of luxurious spa and whirlpool baths. Aquair offers the same outstanding quality you would expect from Trojan, but with the relaxing features of a spa experience.
14 January 2020
Whilst many of us don’t think twice before we jump in the shower or take a soak in the bath at the end of a long day, for those suffering with pain and disability, just doing a normal everyday thing like relaxing in the bath can be a difficult, or even impossible task.
01 January 2020
As we move into 2020, we look at the trends and the changes affecting the bathroom industry this year. With over 40 years manufacturing experience, at Trojan, we understand that wider influences impact how we live our lives and how products adapt to suit changing needs.
04 December 2019
The past year has been a very exciting – and very busy – year for us here at Trojan. We started the year with our ‘Did you know?’ marketing campaign, which highlighted some interesting facts about how consumers use their bathrooms but also specifically their baths! There were some interesting stats that surprised us all but it proved the need for the wide range of Trojan baths that we produce, as our end users are always very clear on what they want!
10 September 2019
As you know, our Bathe Easy range was introduced in order to help those who are less physically able, whether through age or an ongoing disability. One of the most popular baths in the range is the Cascade, which is manufactured here in the UK. While the original Cascade bath had the glass door toward the tap end of the bath, this was causing issues when people were adding a glass shower screen - glass on glass is not something that works particularly well. So, taking into account all of the feedback we have gathered, we took the decision to move the door to the opposite end of the bath to avoid any issues with a glass shower screen in future.
16 July 2019
Huddersfield-based bath manufacturer, Trojan, hosted their first ever Summer Celebration on Friday 12th July for all employees and their families, along with long-standing suppliers. Held at Huddersfield YMCA rugby club, in Salendine Nook, Huddersfield, the venue was chosen because of the links between Trojan founder Maurice Mosley and the club, who he played for, for most of his rugby career and has remained an active member ever since.
21 June 2019
The British Bathroom industry bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award on 89 year old Maurice Mosley at the BKU Awards, an annual awards ceremony which celebrates the best of the Kitchen & Bathroom industries. This special award is only open to those individuals who have served the industry for more than 20 years and have played a significant role in it’s success.
29 May 2019
Once again Trojan Baths have been shortlisted for the BKU Sanitaryware Brand of the Year, having been shortlisted in 2018 we are thrilled to be shortlisted again in 2019. Launched in 2015 by Bathroom & Kitchen Update Magazine, the BKU Awards are designed to recognise the retailers, brands, people and services that make this industry great.
21 May 2019
Trojan Baths staff have celebrated an incredible 825 years of continuous service at an event celebrating their length of service with the Yorkshire-based bath manufacturer, held at Briar Court Hotel in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The Long Service Awards, presented by Managing Director David Mosley, shone the spotlight on staff who have reached key milestones in their years of service, ranging from 10 to 35 years.
01 April 2019
Trojan Baths remains a family-owned business, with manufacturing facilities in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. With over 40 years experience under our belt, we are experts in the production of acrylic baths however as a company we continually invest in new designs, plant and equipment in order to keep moving forward, given the highly competitive market that we operate in, with ever changing consumer needs.
15 March 2019
Continuing with our Trojan Trends, this month we have learnt that people do a lot more than just bathe when they climb into a bath! Did you know that in a recent report by Trend Monitor (Six Things You Didn’t Know People Did In Their Bathrooms, Jan 2019) 41% of participants who regularly took baths revealed they like to read either a book, newspaper, magazine or a Kindle, 7% will watch a film or TV shows on either their phone or tablet, and 7% will listen to the radio. Unsurprisingly, 30% like to use candles or dim the lights to create the right ambience, and 1 in 5 participants said that they occasionally enjoy a glass of wine.
01 March 2019
Following on from our first Trojan Trends commentary, we had such positive feedback that we wanted to share more of our knowledge and the ways in which we take into consideration consumer requirements in all we do. With over four decades’ experience manufacturing baths for the international market, we believe we are well-placed to give advice and share our expertise.
01 February 2019
Here at Trojan, we believe our continued success comes from our consistency; we continually invest in new designs, plant, equipment and our team; we set the quality standards for the industry and work tirelessly to uphold these standards yet remain at a competitive price point for all products we manufacture.
01 December 2018
According to national charity DLF (Disabled Living Foundation), there are 13.3m disabled people in the UK yet only 17% are born with their disability, most acquiring their disability in later life. For every 1000 people of working age in the UK, there are 308 of pensionable age, with this projected to increase to 365 by 2037. The ageing population and therefore the affect that this has on housing and specialised equipment, cannot be underestimated.
07 September 2018
Trojan Baths remains a family-owned business, with all of our manufacturing taking place in our factories in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. As a company we continually invest in new designs, plant and equipment in order to keep moving forward, in what we all know is an extremely competitive marketplace.
20 June 2018
This week we get to know Trojan Operations Director, Mark Turner, a little better and hear why he’s a true Yorkshireman…
11 June 2018
With over forty years’ experience, we are proud to be one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of both acrylic baths and stone resin bonded shower trays, and in keeping with our aim to be at the forefront of product design, in May 2018 we are excited to be introducing our new range; the Slimline30™.
11 June 2018
Family-owned Trojan has launched a range of new customer communications following a review of marketing activity in recent years. While the brand is well known in the industry, the company has previously concentrated on manufacturing own label products for some of the most recognised retailers in the UK.