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Belfast & Butler Sink: Brand VS Brand What's the difference?

There are so many Belfast and butler sinks on the market from various brands claiming their superiority in quality, the manufacturing process and showcasing their prestigious brand. This can be confusing for the average consumer who simply wants to buy a good quality belfast or butler sink. The overwhelming choice on the market, especially when searching online, can be a mindfield. 

Shopping online has its up's and down's. On the down side, you are unable to touch or feel the product before hand and are reliant on good quality images of the proposed item. 

On the plus side, purchasing online is simply more financially effective, but which online stall do you buy from as there are thousands of online shops selling similar products. Online businesses do not have the costs associated with actual stores and are able to offer the same goods at lower prices. 

Below are some guidelines that will help you understand the difference in quality, price and the chain of companies involved in bringing you that Belfast or Butler sink that will be used in your kitchen for many years to come.


Which Brand Should I Choose?

Choosing a reputable brand is always a good idea! The more well know the brand, usually means that they have spent millions in advertising, so you, the consumer know of it's reputation and all the prestige that is associated with that brand. Usually to keep their reputation, prestigious brands only sell products which are trouble free, which allow them to comfortably offer the consumer a long guarantee, knowing the reliability of their product is as expected, but there will always be a price tag for consumers to buy in to that reputation.

Here below are some reputable brands you may have come accross...


Key Facts: Astini Belfast 100

Made In: United Arab Emirates
Made From: Fireclay Ceramic
Finish: Gloss White
Product Weight: Approximately 52kg
Product Size: 595x455x250mm
Guarantee Period: 10 Years
Waste Hole Size: 65mm
Waste Included With Sink: Yes
Brand: Astini

Key Facts: RAK Ceramics Jeneifer

Made In: United Arab Emirates
Made From: Fireclay Ceramic
Finish: Gloss White
Product Weight: Approximately 52kg
Product Size: 595x455x250mm
Guarantee Period: 10 Years
Waste Hole Size: 65mm
Waste Included With Sink: No
Brand: RAK Ceramics

Key Facts: CDA KC10WH

Made In: United Arab Emirates
Made From: Fireclay Ceramic
Finish: Gloss White
Product Weight: Approximately 52kg
Product Size: 595x455x250mm
Guarantee Period: 5 Years
Waste Hole Size: 65mm
Waste Included With Sink: Yes
Brand: CDA

Key Facts: Rangemaster CCBL595WH/

Made In: United Arab Emirates
Made From: Fireclay Ceramic
Finish: Gloss White
Product Weight: Approximately 52kg
Product Size: 595x455x250mm
Guarantee Period: 10 Years
Waste Hole Size: 65mm
Waste Included With Sink: No
Brand: Rangemaster


Why does the sink price vary so much?

Many of our customers ask the question, why does the sink price vary so much? The price is determined on how it made its route to market. Firstly, the country of origin has a great impact on the initial cost of the sink. A factory located in the United Arab Emirates and England have totally different running costs, these include, factory rent, rates and salaries. All of these are much lower in the United Arab Emirates than in England,  meaning the cost of manufacturing the sink is lower.

The other factor is that the more prestigious the brand, the more advertising has been done to create their brand. All this costs money and time and this in turn gives retailers more trust in the product, where less problems occur.

Example 1 - Prestigious Brand

Factory sells the sink for £50.00 to the head office of the prestigious brand

The head office of the prestigious brand sells the sink to UK operation internally for £100.00

The UK operation sells the sink to an appointed distributor for £150.00 +VAT

The appointed distributor sells the sink to a retailer for £200.00 +VAT

The retailer sells the sink for £225.00 +VAT to the consumer


Example 2 - Well Known Brand

Factory sells the sink for £50.00 to the UK operation of the factory

The UK operation distributes and sells the the sink to a retailer for £100.00+VAT

The retailer sells the sink for £125.00 +VAT to the consumer


Example 3 - Less Known Brand

Factory sells the sink for £60.00 to the retailer

The retailer sells the sink for £85.00 +VAT to the consumer


Key Facts: Caple Belfast 600

Made In: United Arab Emirates
Made From: Fireclay Ceramic
Finish: Gloss White
Product Weight: Approximately 52kg
Product Size: 595x455x250mm
Guarantee Period: 10 Years
Waste Hole Size: 65mm
Waste Included With Sink: No
Brand: Caple

Key Facts: Carron Phoenix Belfast 110

Made In: United Arab Emirates
Made From: Fireclay Ceramic
Finish: Gloss White
Product Weight: Approximately 52kg
Product Size: 595x455x250mm
Guarantee Period: 5 Years
Waste Hole Size: 65mm
Waste Included With Sink: Yes
Brand: Carron Phoenix

Key Facts: Franke BAK710

Made In: United Arab Emirates
Made From: Fireclay Ceramic
Finish: Gloss White
Product Weight: Approximately 52kg
Product Size: 595x455x250mm
Guarantee Period: 10 Years
Waste Hole Size: 65mm
Waste Included With Sink: Yes
Brand: Franke


Key Facts: Smeg C959BTWH

Made In: Turkey
Made From: Fireclay Ceramic
Finish: Gloss White
Product Weight: Approximately 34kg
Product Size: 595x455x250mm
Guarantee Period: 10 Years
Waste Hole Size: 90mm
Waste Included With Sink: Yes

Key Facts: Reginox Belfast

Made In: Turkey
Made From: Fireclay Ceramic
Finish: Gloss White
Product Weight: Approximately 34kg
Product Size: 595x455x250mm
Guarantee Period: 10 Years
Waste Hole Size: 90mm
Waste Included With Sink: Yes


Key Facts: Shaws Pendle

Made In: England
Made From: Fireclay Ceramic
Finish: Gloss White
Product Weight: Approximately 50kg
Product Size: 595x460x255mm
Guarantee Period: Lifetime
Waste Hole Size: 65mm
Waste Included With Sink: No

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