Virtual Worlds is the Five Year Future for Villeroy & Boch

untitledVirtual Worlds, has renewed its contract with leading ceramics manufacturer Villeroy & Boch, who have chosen to sign its distributers up to a five-year contract with the business.

The new agreement will make the catalogue available to all Villeroy & Boch customers nationally. The deal will see catalogue updates across all Virtual Worlds platforms, including its Professional 3D Design software, 4D Showroom and 4D Theatre and newly launched One Price.

Virtual Worlds’ cutting edge virtual reality and CAD design technology will take the Villeroy & Boch product range to a new dimension by delivering a high quality, fully immersive and interactive buying experience to retailers. Customers using the product can explore a virtual reality simulation of their dream bathroom, containing the Villeroy & Boch products of their choice – a first-of-a-kind service for the industry.

With showroom staff able to create high quality imagery and produce a ‘real time’ simulation of the perfect Villeroy & Boch bathroom, retailers are able to provide a fully-comprehensive consumer experience. Designed to bring all of the advantages of the online retailer to the showroom, this includes detailed information and video about each product and design, which is accessed through Virtual Worlds’ innovative inspect mode.

Rick Jones, managing director at DHL Bathrooms, one of Villeroy & Boch’s UK Distributors said: “Purchasing a new bathroom is a large expense for many, and with so many options out there it can be difficult to know where to start. Our new five-year deal with Virtual Worlds, however, will help to ensure our retailers always get the right fit for their customers whenever they purchase a new Villeroy & Boch product.

“Virtual Worlds is right at the cutting edge of virtual reality and CAD design, and the lifelike models they have created for the Villeroy & Boch catalogue enable customers to get closer to the design than ever before.

“We look forward to continuing to work with the company over the coming years, and are confident our customers will continue to enjoy the service that Virtual Worlds provides to retailers across the country.”

The new deal, signed in July, will see all Villeroy & Boch catalogues made available for designers, aligning with its values of delivering high quality products and superior design.

Nathan Maclean, managing director at Virtual Worlds, added: “This is fantastic news for everyone involved and we very much are looking forward to continuing our working relationship with Villeroy & Boch.

“Our software is market-leading within the KBB industry, providing customers with peace of mind and all of the information they require to allow them to make the most informed decision possible. Not only this, but retailers are equipped with the tools and knowledge to assist customers every step of the way.”

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HiB Joins Virtual Worlds CAD Software

CAD technology company, Virtual Worlds has announced it has secured a brand new contract with bathroom brand, HiB.

HiB has recently signed a three-year agreement to feature on the popular Virtual Worlds professional CAD software. This means that all retailers signed up to the programme will now be able to generate interactive simulations of HiB products, to exacting proportions, to be included in their design consultations.

Managing Director, Nathan MacLean said: “In this technological age, where consumers are increasingly seeking to ‘try before they buy’, our CAD technology is playing an increasingly important part of the retail dynamic in the KBB world. In fact, most of our retailers have seen a significant increase in sales conversion rates by offering consultancy in this way.

“As such, we’re constantly looking to increase our manufacturer portfolio to provide true-to-life replicas of all the latest market innovations. It is therefore fantastic to have HiB, a business of such a high calibre and excellent product portfolio, on board.”

Ash Chilver, sales director at HiB, adds: “As a business, we’re always on the lookout for new ways to improve our retail proposition and we believe that Virtual Worlds will help customers to more adequately showcase our products in the various stages of the design process.”

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Updates and catalogue releases

The start of 2016 has seen a host of updated catalogues launched by Virtual Worlds. Keen to ensure users have the most recent data to hand, many manufactures are switching to a guaranteed update system which sees their products constantly updated on the market leading 3D design software.

The most recent releases include: Luxus, Bisque,  Merlyn, Roman, Vitra, TOTO, Roper Rhodes, Pelipal, Lakes, Schuller and Zehnder.

All catalogues are available to existing users via the User Centre. For further details contact the team on 01908 663848.

Version 5.10 released

We’re pleased to announce the launch of Virtual Worlds version 5.10 which is available to download now from the user centre.

This new version improves the display of the Virtual Worlds homepage, allowing you to easily define your own text fields, view social media feeds and improve how templates are defined. You can also take advantage of the updated Tile Catalogue Browser interface and the new advanced moulding features which allow for faster application of architraves, skirtings and covings. For those of you using the Virtual Worlds 4D Showroom or the Design Viewer, there are new buttons available to simplify and speed up the process.


More catalogues

Summer has been a busy time for the Virtual Worlds’ modelling team and we’ve been releasing catalogues almost on a daily basis, especially during August. For those of you who have missed the updates on the Virtual Worlds Live News Feed or aren’t following us on Twitter or Facebook, here are the latest releases. Remember, all catalogues are available to download from the user centre and are free of charge to maintained users.

Bisque - This update removes discontinued products from the Bisque Virtual Worlds catalogue. Therefore, if you use the Bisque radiators catalogue, please download and install this new version. Further updates to the Bisque catalogue will be available in the near future.

Heritage - Add their most recent products to your designs and download the latest additions to the Heritage Bathrooms catalogue.

Ideal Standard - This update includes a wide range of new baths, furniture, sanitaryware, taps, showers, shower enclosures and trays available from Ideal Standard, including the Tonic II range.

JIS – The catalogue now includes the choice of fixing options for all radiators and towel warmers, as well as adding new items from the Beacon, Newick and Rye ranges.

Keramag - Updated to include the complete range of baths, furniture, sanitaryware and shower trays available in the Keramag Design product range.

Matki - An update to the existing catalogue with the full range of Matki Showering products.

Omega – The new catalogue updates the complete range of kitchen units, worktops and accessories available in the Chippendale, English Rose, Mackintosh and Sheraton collections.

Porcelanosa - This update provides over 400 Porcelanosa tiles commonly supplied by UK retailers including Oxford, Yakata and Rodano.

Roman – Sees the addition of a selection of items from the Lumin8 range of shower enclosures. Further updates to the Roman Showers catalogue will be available in the near future.

Saneux – This new version contains a wide range of furniture and sanitaryware from the Austin, Matteo and Podium ranges, as well as a wide range of baths from the Agua Maison, Lola, Stetson and Vista ranges.

Svedbergs – The latest version now includes furniture from the Forma, Svea and Joy ranges, as well as a wide range of new sanitaryware and accessories available in the Svedbergs product range. Further updates to the Svedbergs catalogue will be available in the near future.

Victoria and Albert – This update contains the complete range of baths, sanitaryware, furniture, taps and wastes available from Victoria + Albert Baths.

Villeroy & Boch – An updated version of the Villeroy & Boch catalogue is now available which updates the Venticello, ViClean, ViConnect and Subway 2.0 ranges.

Woodstock – Now offers the complete collection of fitted and modular bathroom furniture, sanitaryware, brassware and accessories available in the Calypso product range, including the new Evora and Arada ranges of mirrors.



Catalogue updates

Our team at the Virtual Worlds Towers have been hard at work leading to a number of catalogues updated and released over the last few Months. Maintained Virtual Worlds users can access the following from the Virtual Worlds User Centre:


This new version, as well as an update to the main catalogue interface, now includes a selection of products from the Finn range of radiators.


This new catalogue contains the complete range of ovens, hobs and cooker hoods available from Bosch. Note that this catalogue is only available to Virtual Worlds Kitchens users.


This update adds the Delos, Esplanade, Karree, Ketho, Light and Mirrors, MirrorWall and Nahho ranges to the bath, furniture and sanitaryware Virtual Worlds catalogues.

Grant Westfield

This main Wall Panel catalogue includes multiPanel, polyPanel and tilePanel wall panels and extrusions, the worktops include the multiPanel Vanity Tops and hydroStone Vanity Tops.

The Tiling catalogue includes all the panels and extrusions for ceilingPanels, and twinFloorClick and twinFloorClick items.


This new version now includes the Logis range, as well as the ShowerSelect thermostatic valves.

Ideal Standard

This new version includes a wide range of their baths, furniture, sanitaryware, taps, showers and wastes available. Keep an eye out for further catalogue in the near future!

Ideal Standard – Sottini

The new version of this catalogue contains the complete range of sanitaryware, baths, taps showers and wastes available.

Kohler UK

A new version of the Kohler UK bathrooms catalogue is available which now includes the new Terrace range of furniture and sanitaryware.


This new version of the Keuco bathroom furniture catalogue contains the complete range of bathroom furniture available from Keuco.Note that this catalogue is password protected for Keuco retailers.

Matki EauZone Plus

To coincide with the release of Virtual Worlds version 5.9, the standard and bespoke catalogues have been upgraded to include new functionality.


This catalogue contains a wide range of mirrors available from RAK Ceramics.


This update includes the complete range of shower enclosures, trays, bath screens and accessories available from Roman.


This new catalogue contains a wide range of ovens, hobs, cooker hoods, dishwashers, fridges and freezers available from Siemens.


The Lindo and Finishing Touches catalogues now contain the Naples range of fitted furniture and mirrors.


This new version includes the complete range of fitted and modular furniture, sanitaryware, taps, accessories and tiles currently available from Utopia.

Victoria & Albert

This includes new products from the Amiata, Barcelona, Elwick and Maru ranges of baths and sanitaryware, and the new Staffordshire wall-mounted bath/shower mixer.

For any assistance with downloading or using any of the catalogues please do not hesitate to contact our support team on 01908 448899.


Make sure you’re using the latest catalogues on your Virtual Worlds software to maximise your sales. Visit the user centre now to download all including the updated Woodstock Calypso catalogue for their latest Furniture, Sanitary ware and Brassware styles. Not using Virtual Worlds? Call us in 01908 663848


Laufen retailers log into the user centre and download the new version of their catalogue now. This new version now adds the Laufen Pro S and Kartell ranges to Laufen’s Virtual Worlds catalogue. Further updates to the Laufen catalogue will also be available in the near future.


Increase sales with your Virtual Worlds software by using the latest manufacturer catalogues which can be downloaded from our user Centre now. Included in our extensive  range are catalogues recently updated for the Crosswater group. Download now for the complete range of furniture and sanitaryware from the Bauhaus catalogue, taps and brassware from the Crosswater catalogue, and shower enclosures and trays from the Simpsons catalogue.

Not using Virtual Worlds – Call our friendly sales team on 01908 663848 and find out what you’re missing.

Radox Radiators

Update your designs and download all the latest catalogues from our Virtual Worlds user centre including the most recent addition – Radox Radiators. This great catalogue includes their full range of towels and radiators.