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THE ICONIC VB COLLECTION

Over 30 years of high quality local manufacturing.

The story of the VB Accessories range goes all the way back to 1989 with Grandpa Nigel Goodale. When we first started our business, no local engineering workshop was willing to tackle the task of creating a brass bath rack. Gramps (as he was known to the family) had studied engineering as a young lad and he also had the most superb workshop in his garage in Greyton as he was a keen Jaguar SS100 enthusiast, having created two replicas. Not surprisingly, Gramps created the most perfect bath racks for our clients.

locally manufactured VB bathroom accessories
VB bathroom accessories quality
Attention to detail and design excellence.

They could be extended to cater for baths of varying widths, including a special screw to secure the width; which is continued to this day. So proud was he of his creations that he took to numbering each one as he made them. If you have a Victorian Bathrooms’ bath rack from way back then, you may find a unique number on the underside as a reminder of the passion involved in its creation.

Over the years our VB Accessories range has grown to be an extensive offering of superb quality, locally manufactured products, many of which were developed to meet the specific requirements of our clients. For example the rectangular shower basket was created for Rovos Rail and our toilet roll holder was designed for The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel. Attention to little details like the lock nut on the base plate ensuring that the support post remains rigid even after years of use, reflect the level of quality found in The VB Range.

Rovos rail bathroom
Rovos rail bathroom

Over the years our VB Accessories range has grown to be an extensive offering of superb quality, locally manufactured products, many of which were developed to meet the specific requirements of our clients. For example the rectangular shower basket was created for Rovos Rail and our toilet roll holder was designed for The Belmont Mount Nelson Hotel. Attention to little details like the lock nut on the base plate ensuring that the support post remains rigid even after years of use, reflect the level of quality found in The VB Range.

VB bathroom accessories
VB ~ An extensive range with bespoke finishes.

By working closely with local artisans and some of the finest expertise South Africa has to offer, these accessories are created from raw brass which is shaped, lathed and painstakingly soldered prior to being completed with the finish of choice whether this be one of the brass finishes (polished, brushed or aged) or chrome or nickel plated and more recently black powder coated.

Our priorities are that the style of this range remains as relevant as it was 30 years ago, that we simplify our clients’ lives by ensuring the items we produce meets their needs, and that the quality of this range does not falter. Our collection of ‘Proudly South African’ VB Accessories still shines all these years later.

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