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Friday, 17 June 2022
Kinetic Energy - The Key To Creating The Ultimate Wireless Light Switch Solution

For many, the concept of kinetic energy might ring a few bells. Depending on which physics lesson you were in, you might visualise it as someone running, a bullet fired, or a thrown ball. Essentially, it refers to energy expressed as motion, and - believe it or not - has super exciting applications in the light switch industry.

Thursday, 16 June 2022
Achieve The Perfect Summer Ambiance With This Smart Home Pairing

Fling open those windows. Cast away those jackets. Summer is in the air. Now is the perfect time to let the invigorating ambiance of summer lighten up your domestic surroundings. Long, balmy evenings are on their way, and with them - a whole new interior aesthetic to embrace.

Friday, 13 May 2022
DIY Woes - Try Our Retrofitted Solutions!

There are two types of DIY projects: those you finish, and those that finish you. If you feel defeated by the scale, complexity, and expense of a home makeover, then don’t despair. An easier solution is out there! Introducing… the retrofit! At Retrotouch, we’ve made it as simple as possible to add new switches to your home.

Friday, 13 May 2022
The Purrfect Products For A Pet-Friendly Household

If there’s one thing that’s helped get many of us through the lockdown years with optimism intact, it’s our pets. With a surge in working from home giving rise to a boom in pet ownership, there’s no doubt that our furry friends have helped to provide moments of solace, happiness, and amusement throughout that extra time spent indoors.

Friday, 8 April 2022
Save On Electricity Bills This Year With These Smart Power Solutions

If the experts are to be believed, a cost of living crisis is on its way. In fact, it may already be here. Rising fuel prices, along with soaring household energy bills, are forcing many of us to rethink our consumer habits, before those expenses become even more eye-watering.

Friday, 8 April 2022
Coming To A Trade Show Near You!

Do you want the chance to get your hands on one of our unique products? Well, you may be in luck! Our award winning fixtures and fittings are regularly showcased at some of the most prestigious homebuilding and technology exhibitions across Europe, providing prospective customers the chance to talk with our expert team, find out more about our product range, and see some of our gadgets in action!

Wednesday, 9 March 2022
A Match Made In Audio Heaven

For those who own, or are looking to buy, ceiling speakers for their home, one of the most exciting discoveries in store is realising the many compatibility benefits on offer. Because for our product developers, success means not just delivering awesome products, but allowing them to fit in seamlessly with the rest of your home technology as well.

Friday, 18 February 2022
Register for a Retrotouch Trade Account

Do you see our product range lining your shelves? Think your business could benefit from some next-level innovation in the electrical department? Then apply for a trade account today!

Tuesday, 15 February 2022
Achieve a Premium Finish for your Fused Spur Switch

To say that fused spur switches are frequently overlooked would be an understatement. For years, the utilitarian approach to switch design has done the fused spur switch no favours at all.

Friday, 21 January 2022
Upgrade Your Hotel Or Guest Room With These Smart Innovations

Amid the many changes wrought by the pandemic, the hospitality industry has been forced to adapt to the age of social distancing.

Wednesday, 12 January 2022
2022: The Year Of The Smart Switch

As we cruise into a new year, the oracles among us may have already made our predictions. Could 2022 spell the end of the pandemic? Could we have a new prime minister. Will the DFS sale finally come to an end?

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Sustainable Yet Stylish

Saving the planet is a collective effort. For individuals, sustainability means selecting the right products, and making changes to the way we live our lives. For companies, it means helping consumers make those adjustments as seamlessly as possible.

Thursday, 23 December 2021
Choose 'Dark Mode' For Your Fixtures and Fittings

For years, interior design has suffered from a confidence crisis. The ‘play it safe’ approach has governed the stylistic choices of homebuilders and renovators, particularly when it comes to colour palette. Indeed, anyone shopping for new switches and sockets these days will be confronted with 50 shades of white. 

Tuesday, 30 November 2021
Feeling Festive? Treat Your Home This Christmas

Christmas is looking very different this year. No office christmas parties. No secret santas. As festive tiers replace festive cheers, many will be wondering how to spend their time, and money, this December.

Tuesday, 30 November 2021
Top Gadgets for Home Theatres

Itís almost impossible these days to keep up with all the latest online entertainment. With a plenitude of films and TV shows competing for attention, youíd need to spend the majority of your time on the sofa trying to catch up with it all. Doesnít sound too bad now, does it?

Tuesday, 30 November 2021
Painting With Light

As chillier conditions begin to render the outside world increasingly unpalatable, itís time once more to think about how to make our domestic space as comfortable as possible.

Friday, 19 November 2021
The 12 Shades Of Christmas: How To Achieve A Festive Ambience This December

Christmas. You either love it or you hate it, right? Well actually… it’s not so binary.

Friday, 19 November 2021
Renovation Rule #1: Donít skimp on the details!

When making home improvements, one of the most common mistakes made by homeowners is diverting too much time and money on large scale projects and ignoring the little things.

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