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Claire Bloom Interiors to try out new and innovative products in order to achieve an authentic finish throughout the building. For this project we were effectively working backwards, making a new build look old and established.’

Claire Bloom Interiors is a London based interior design practice specialising in working with developers and commercial clients. Claire is truly passionate about design and has been in the interiors industry since graduating from KLC School of Design in 2001. Her design ethos is to create incredibly livable on-trend interiors that have character and a sense of luxury. ‘Our commercial projects have a distinctive style. They always feel like a home and have a sense of authenticity’ Their clients include a roster of developers with various buyer profiles and budgets, from single dwellings to multiple units; so offering design versatility is key. Recent projects include a development of warehouse flats in EC1. ‘We are particularly proud of this project as the client gave us a great deal of freedom

Other projects include 4 family homes in Acton W3, these also sold in record time. Claire Bloom Interiors not only consulted on the interiors, but also the exterior finish and garden design. ‘We often work with clients on a complete concept, from creating the initial ‘curb appeal’ to the finishing touches of the show home. The style consultancy we offer allows clients to be involved as little or as much as they wish to be, it’s very flexible’ They also undertake bespoke work for commercial and communal spaces, from specialist joinery to

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THE ULTIMATE PREMIUM HOME LIFT The Exciting New Lifestyle Brand By The Stiltz Group The Stiltz Group, one of the most innovative and respected domestic lift manufacturers in the world, has launched The Lifton Home Lift - a new and inspiring premium home lift brand. The flagship product, the LiftonDUO, is a stylish and luxurious home lift which provides the ultimate upgrade for any home; whether traditional or contemporary. It is an imposing and eyecatching lifestyle product aimed at customers who are looking to enhance their home environment with a solution that provides an easier way of moving from floor to floor at the press of a button. With the LiftonDUO, homeowners can ‘future proof’ their property by living a full life in the family home they love. There is no longer any need to downsize to a single storey home or to build a ground floor extension when upstairs becomes a challenge. Because of its compact and space-saving design, the LiftonDUO Home Lift is very flexible and can fit discreetly into small spaces or room corners. It can be located in the stairwell, a galleried landing or even a cupboard. As it is a highly visual product, customers may also choose to position it centre stage. The Home Lift travels on unobtrusive and elegant self-supporting stilts using discreet wire rope hoists that guide the lift safely and quietly. In common with all Stiltz Domestic Lifts products, no load bearing walls are required. With a tiny footprint of less than a square metre, the LiftonDUO can beautifully

complement any room or décor and allow the home owner to maximise their valuable floor space. The LiftonDUO’s integrated drive system is neatly concealed in the lift roof space, no additional motors or machinery are needed. It uses a standard domestic power socket so is quick and easy to install. Two small, powerful remote controls are included with the lift. These enable the user to call the lift at any time, from either floor. Safety is paramount with the LiftonDUO. Sensors fitted above and below the lift car detect obstructions and smoothly stop the car. Also included is a battery back-up in the event of power failure and the option of a full height door or half-height door with full-height safety light curtain. It also features attractive contemporary LED lights at the top and bottom of the car for ease of use at night. Stiltz Group Commercial Director, Lachlan Faulkner said: “The new LiftonDUO is the ultimate in home lifts. It is a premium lifestyle product. This means our most discerning

customers will not need to compromise on functionality, style or quality. We’ve worked hard on the design so it looks fantastic both upstairs and downstairs yet is ultra-easy to operate too. “Our overall aim is to ensure homeowners live life as comfortably as possible. With the LiftonDUO, customers get to retain their valuable floor space and immediately gain greater mobility. It’s the perfect solution for anyone who wants to remain in their family home for longer as well as enhancing the property’s usability and value. “At Stiltz Group, we’re very excited about the Lifton Home Lift brand and the introduction of the LiftonDUO to the UK marketplace. We expect it to be a real ‘game changer’ in a number of ways as it breaks new ground in Home Lift design and manufacture. We also hope it will help our customers enjoy the positive benefits of living life in their family home, for years to come.” For more information contact Lifton on 0330 222 0334 or visit

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January Furniture Show Accommodates The Best Of The Best If you want to see the best of the best in furniture and furnishings, then the January Furniture Show is the place to be. Taking place at the Birmingham NEC (Sunday 22 - Wednesday 25 January 2017), the four day trade exhibition is where anyone who is anyone in the furniture and furnishing industry gets together. Some of the UK’s top furniture brands – specialising in the hotel, restaurant and contract markets – will be exhibiting their designs, products and innovations for commercial buyers and specifiers who are interested in sourcing furniture for the contract and interior design markets. Continuing support for the show comes from right across the furnishings industry, which prompted organisers to expand stand space across the five halls for 2017. So far, there are over 280 confirmed exhibitors including Alstons, Baker Furniture, Bentley Designs, Collins & Hayes, Culinary Concepts, Ekornes, Greenapple, Lebus, Mindy Brownes Interiors, Pacific Lifestyle, Rauch and Tom Schneider. Showcasing everything from cabinet furniture, upholstery and beds to soft furnishings, flooring and giftware, the next show will see Hall 5 as the major destination hall offering its strongest line up of commercial big hitters for years. Hall 4 boasts leading UK and international cabinet brands while Hall 3 will be the place to visit for furnishing accessories. Hall 2 will be the centre for top end international contemporary furniture, while Hall 1 remains a destination hall for high end exclusive ranges.

Here’s a taster of who you can expect to see at this year’s show. Collins & Hayes was proud to be a runner up and highly commended for its Brooke sofa range in the Furniture Awards 2016 Upper Level category at last year’s show. For 2017 it will be introducing brand new innovative designs with huge emphasis on comfort and a natural fibre fabric collection. Visitors to the Dar Lighting stand will, once again, see some of the company’s broad spectrum of designs from traditional chandeliers and large statement pieces to a full range of table and floor lamps, wall lights, exterior lights, decorative lighting, easy-fit pendants and lampshades. British furniture designer ercol, has been designing quality furniture for 95 years, and for 2017 will bring products that are synonymous with quality and offering timeless, pared down design combined with excellent functionality. A comprehensive range of modern lounge and dining room furniture designed to satisfy any requirements for modern furniture will feature on the Skovby stand - known throughout the world for its unique designs, high quality and craftsmanship. Debuting new collections, TCS, will also showcase its best sellers across its upholstery, dining and bedroom ranges as well as the exclusive Royal Coil mattress collection. For more information and to pre-register visit

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The Flagship Group & Kensa Heat Pumps upgrade new build heating The most ground source heat networks in one site complete in just 9 weeks

The Flagship Group & Kensa Heat Pumps upgrade new build heating The most ground source heat networks in one site complete in just 9 weeks

Kensa Heat Pumps has completed a nine week heating upgrade programme featuring 11 of the Flagship Group’s properties on an estate in Fressingfield built in 2010. The project showcases the most combinations of communal ground source heat networks installed on one site to date, securing Flagship access to 20 years of income through the Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), upfront grants through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), and generating fuel savings of £350 a year for the tenants. The need for a new heating system became apparent when residents of the five year old houses were stung with high energy bills from their inefficient electric panel convector heaters, with one customer reporting bills of £500 a month. Energy for this system could only come from one provider, making switching to reduce bills impossible. "When I moved into the house, I couldn't believe we had electric panel heaters. I knew these wouldn't be good for our carbon footprint. So to have a new ground source heat pump is fantastic. It is a major improvement,” commented Mr Blowers, one of the 11 recipients of a new Kensa heat pump. Matt Smith, Contracts Manager at Flagship Group, said: “We knew we needed to innovate to solve the problem. Originally we had received a petition from customers asking for oil to be installed in their properties, but we are taking steps wherever possible to reduce our reliance on oil in favour of sustainable alternatives. After a consultation meeting, customers all voted in favour of the renewable option.” The 11 properties at Fressingfield feature flats, bungalows, semi-detached and detached houses. The diverse make-up of the site demanded an innovative approach to the heating system design with each requiring a bespoke solution for the heat pump, cylinder and radiator location, resulting

in five distinct communal ‘heat networks’. The five arrays demonstrate the diverse application of Kensa’s innovative ‘micro district’ approach, which features as few as two properties with their own heat pump connected to one communal ground array in order to qualify for the non-domestic RHI and ECO grant funding. Kensa’s unique ‘micro district ground source heat network’ design provides each of the 11 property’s its own 6kW Shoebox ground source heat pump offering heating independence and the freedom to switch energy suppliers, whilst providing efficiencies across the communal heat network and a guaranteed return from the RHI to the Flagship Group. Flagship will be able to use this income towards lessening its impact on the environment through using more sustainable energy sources in more of its housing stock, which consists of 22,000 homes across the East of England. Dan Roberts, Project Manager, from Kensa Heat Pumps said: “The variation of property types on this site presented an interesting challenge from a design and delivery point of view as we essentially have four different solutions for 11 properties on one site. However, this gave us the opportunity to demonstrate the flexibility and effectiveness of our systems in a wide variety of applications all in one place. Flagship and their customers were a pleasure to work with and I hope they enjoy their new heating systems.” Rebecca Hazlewood, Flagship’s Sustainability and Wellbeing Team Leader, said: “Our Wellbeing Plan commits us to a continual improvement in our energy use and carbon footprint. This project is a fantastic example of how we can use renewable energy sources to help reduce our carbon footprint, tackle fuel poverty and support the global agreement to achieve net zero emissions by the second half of the century.”

The Kensa Shoebox ground source heat pump.

The Fressingfield site features five clusters of Kensa micro ground source heat networks for 11 flats, bungalows, and houses.

(L) Matt Smith (Flagship) and (R) Mr Streater (tenant) outside the flats and house which share a Kensa micro ground source heat network.

16 Heating & Ventilation Under Floor Air Conditioning has proved to be a flexible and modular approach for a phased refurbishment running over a twelve year period. The iconic Tricorn House building; constructed in the 1970’s and situated on the Hagley Road in Birmingham dominates the local skyline and features a highly unusual floor plate.

Comfort Cooling at Tricorn House achieved with Under Floor Air Conditioning Floor based air conditioning was originally specified in 2004 for the 8th floor by project Consulting Engineers Andrew Wilkes Management as an option that would bring cooling to the inner areas of each deep space floor area; whilst maximising headroom in the building with a restrictive 2.8m slab to underside slab height. AET Flexible Space has continued to work with developers Commercial Estates Group over twelve years to provide low energy air conditioning and a thermally comforting solution to the multi-tenanted, twelve storey building with 150,000 sq. ft. of lettable space. The AET Flexible Space system utilises the plenum as the ventilation duct, eliminating the need for ceiling based duct work, making it easy and economical to adapt to changes in the workplace. The conditioned air is introduced into the space via floor recessed fan terminal units; or Fantiles, which are easily relocated with the 600 x 600mm, raised floor tiles and also feature integrated controllers allowing users to personally adjust temperature and fan speed settings. Switching from the redundant perimeter fan coil system to plenum air conditioning significantly increased headroom in the height restricted building. By eliminating ceiling based services, the ceiling void was reduced from 600mm to approximately 80mm resulting in a net saving of approximately 450mm. BCO recommended floor to ceiling height levels of 2.5m were therefore achievable; fundamental for letting agents and investors who seek to offer the highest quality space. Another key feature of the system specified for Tricorn House is the addition of fresh air modules, which introduce untreated fresh air at floor level of each of the three wings. The CAM downflow units are therefore handling the heating

and cooling of the fresh air in winter and summer, as well as normal solar and internal space loads, thereby reducing plant space riser and maintenance requirements. The phased project continued over subsequent years, each floor being refurbished as tenant leases expired. AET Flexible Space equipment has proved to be ideal for this application, easily accommodating new fit out requirements as new tenants secured office space. In 2014, the 5th, 7th Floor and the 9th Floor were completed in addition to fit out supply for the 9th and 10th floors. The latest specification included the latest slimline fan terminal units incorporating EC Fan technology which are easily accommodated within the shallow 175mm floor void. In 2016, the remaining two floors (3rd and 4th) are about to be commissioned. All ten office floors of Tricorn House are now air conditioned using underfloor equipment. The latest specification added an additional downflow unit to the specification on previous floors accommodating increased cooling load requirements through higher density and occupant demand; again demonstrating the flexibility of the UFAC system and its suitability to multi-tenanted speculative office developments.


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Hitachi showcases new heat pump product line-up at UK Construction Week Hitachi’s expanded Yutaki air source heat pump product range is one of the widest on the market and is being showcased at HVAC 2016 (part of UK Construction Week) at the NEC from 18th-20th October on stand H4/601. "As a relatively new player in the UK air source heat pumps market, we're excited to be involved in the HVAC 2016 show which brings together thousands of industry professionals in one central venue. We'll be showcasing our full Yutaki range of products and the long-term benefits of heat pumps to an audience who we believe will be key in getting renewable energy sources out into the wider market," commented Andy Hooper, UK Heating Manager, Johnson Controls – Hitachi Air Conditioning Solutions.

Some of the best seasonal performance figures Completely redesigned to meet the needs of specifiers, installers and homeowners - and utilising common components, common outdoor units and simplified design to benefit both end users and installers - the extended Yutaki product line-up includes a total of 70 new models which are more compact for small installation spaces and are lighter weight for easier handling. The introduction of common components and controllers, streamlines product training requirements, reduces the need for carrying multiple spares, and lowers installation and maintenance time. Performances have also been improved, with higher COPs, better seasonal efficiencies and higher capacities. All Yutaki models also be supplied with a new Cooling Kit accessory to enable both heating and cooling mode

Four new models The Yutaki range comprises four models, Yutaki-S split, high temperature Yutaki-S80, Monobloc Yutaki-M and the new all-in-one Yutaki-SCombi. Hitachi’s innovative Yutaki-SCombi integrated solution has been designed specifically for the UK market. The indoor unit has a built-in 200 or 260L stainless steel hot water cylinder, as well as the main hydraulic components such as the pump, filter and back up heater, plus a newly-designed controller. The indoor unit is pre-plumbed and pre-wired, making the installation simpler with less internal space needed.

Single menu for all Yutaki models A new multi-function wired remote control is common to all Yutaki models – meaning a single menu for all Yutaki products with a dedicated installer view, wizard start up configuration and a more intuitive menu for quick and simple commissioning. The alarm history is also logged to assist engineers with troubleshooting. All Hitachi’s Yutaki air source heat pumps are MCS approved, eligible for the domestic and non-domestic RHI and have domestic hot water (DHW) Legionella Protection and a five-year warranty as standard. For more information about Hitachi products, please contact the Hitachi sales team: Call 01628 585 394 Email Visit

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Yutaki-SCombi Exceptional performance you can trust With its world-renowned reputation for reliability, Hitachi’s air to water heat pumps deliver exceptional performance for heating and domestic hot water. Yutaki-SCombi is a fully integrated renewable energy solution with MCS approval, an ErP rating of A++ and one of the best COPs on the market. Supplied pre-plumbed, pre-wired and with all major components factory fitted, it’s engineered to save you valuable time and energy too.

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innai’s latest innovation in the energy efficient fast delivery of instantly useable hot water is the Infinity Solo Re-Circulator water heater.

The Rinnai Infinity Solo condensing and low NOX water heater is the first of its kind for the UK to combine the advanced technology of wall mounted continuous flow water heaters with a stainless steel storage cylinder, all in one compact footprint. The design parameters of this product empowers specifiers, designers, installers and engineers to benefit from unique Rinnai technology in applications it was once not previously possible. For instance, the Infinity Solo will have both 35kW and 54kW sized appliances, ensuring sites with a smaller gas meter can readily use this technology. The larger Infinity Solo model will also act as a high-efficiency alternative to gas fired storage appliances that exist in today’s market. The cylinder is stainless steel and this reduces the weight compared to glass lined models, and it makes transportation and installation a lot easier. As well as the difference in weight, the cylinders also have extremely low heat loss figures (as low as 1.41kW/h day), so the user pays less to maintain the heat within the tank. One other benefit of the Infinity Solo using a stainless steel cylinder is that the life expectancy of the material is far greater than that of a glass-lined equivalent as glass suffers from thermal shock causing it to crack after a period of time. The Infinity Solo range is also renewables compatible and supplied pre-fitted with a coil, meaning that the primary energy source will

Rinnai Goes Solo For Continuous Flow With a Store‌. always be from renewable gains and the complementary Rinnai water heater will only apply the precise amount of gas to boost the difference in temperature. Rinnai manufactures the energy efficient Infinity range of gas fired continuous flow water heaters and space heaters. The Infinity brand carries the widest range of condensing water heaters on the market today with the most impressive efficiencies in operation, leading the field in technological innovation. For more information on the RINNAI product range visit

Award Winning Small Duct System STOPS Air Conditioning Complaints Cooling, Heating & Air Purification in One System Cardiff based manufacturer, Orangebox, were tired of experiencing uncomfortable air conditioning draughts and uneven temperatures. They wanted to stop complaints and create a comfortable working environment. They needed to meet the UK Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 ‘Workers should not be exposed to uncomfortable draughts’. Twenty six Ingenious Air Small Duct Systems were installed, each paired with a 20kW inverter heat pump and air purification module. The innovative system created their perfect indoor climate, which improved workplace satisfaction and productivity: •

The energy efficient induction method of air delivery ensures temperatures are even. There are NO air conditioning draughts or hot/cold spots.

The natural de-humidification action solves the arguments over office temperature control. More moisture is removed from the air in cooling mode, which lowers relative humidity. This means that male employees can feel comfortable at the higher temperatures female employees often prefer.

Orangebox can run their system at an energy saving 24.5°C in cooling mode and keep both male and female employees happy. •

High specification air purification cleans the air by removing all three serious indoor pollutants: airborne bacteria and viruses, volatile organic compounds and allergens. This can reduce sick days.

Discreet circular air outlets in the ceiling free up floor and wall space. There are no radiators, ceiling cassettes or wall mounted units.

In heating mode, a natural de-stratification effect re-uses heat that is usually lost at ceiling level. This reduces the running time of the heat source.

Multiple control zones mean one system replaces up to eight fan coil units. This significantly reduces the number of components and overall carbon footprint.

All serviceable parts, except the thermostat, are installed outside the occupied areas. This reduces disruption during routine maintenance.

Mr. Alun Ashcroft, Production Engineering Manager, Orangebox Ltd: “We are extremely happy with all aspects of the equipment selection and installation. Everyone is comfortable.”

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PHEX Manchester drafts in new players for October show The leading exhibition for the HVAC industry is returning to Manchester from 5 to 6 October, giving visitors the opportunity to meet with manufacturers from across the plumbing and heating industry, helping to keep their business offering at the forefront of the market.

“For visitors with limited time to spend away from the job, PHEX offers them the chance to get a complete representation of the industry, showcasing all the latest product innovations under one roof,” said show producer, Mark Edginton.

PHEX Manchester will be held at Old Trafford stadium, where visitors can learn about new products, ask questions and take advantage of show offers, as well as take a free tour of the grounds.

Among those exhibiting this year are Worcester, Geberit, Viessmann, Ariston, Altecnic, Wavin, Grundfos, Nest, Danfoss, Saniflo, Spirotech and BWT.

With more than 90 exhibitors in total, 16 new exhibitors and the majority of the UK’s boiler manufacturers in attendance, visitors can be sure of a practical and worthwhile day off the tools.

To register and for further details of the full exhibitor list, key product launches and exclusive show offers, please visit

Providing easy access to installers in the North, PHEX Manchester is pleased to be playing host not only to large national manufacturers but also more locally based suppliers, covering everything from boilers and showers to pipes and the latest tools. Seminars from Gas Safe Register and the Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering will also keep visitors up-to-date with the latest technical developments and legislative changes.

“Regional representatives from each manufacturer will be available to speak with visitors on the stands, ensuring relevant conversations and building relationships for the future.”

The event is free to attend and free coach travel is available from participating merchant branches.


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Though many of us may prefer a fuzzy vision of ourselves first thing in the morning, having a mist free mirror must surely be an advantage for shaving, applying make up or styling hair. Once a demista™ heated mirror pad is installed, you will always have a clear view, no matter how steamed up the bathroom may be. The pads are available in a variety of sizes, and should your mirror be exceptionally large, they can be fitted in multiples to cover the entire area. Bespoke sizes are also available. Once fitted it requires no maintenance. Easy to install demista™ is the original and innovative heated mirror pad, introduced over 25 years ago, with proven standards of reliability, whilst providing an immediate local back up service. This is why demista™ is the first choice for both domestic and contract bathrooms, for both new build and refurbishment projects , in the UK and abroad. Tel: 01932866600 Email: Web:

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West End Wet Rooms Benefit From Elegance Of Dallmer Drainage Channels

A high specification refurbishment and extension project at a residential property in a desirable area of West London has included installation of linear shower drains selected from the extensive range of Dallmer Limited. The 40-week project on the home in Lansdowne Road was carried out by J&Z Construction Ltd under the supervision of the company’s own architects, with the four storey building being completely gutted and an extra level of accommodation added in the roof-space. Two stylish shower spaces were created: one designed as a wet room while the other featured a two metre high glass wall set into a floor channel, with a rain head over. J&Z Construction’s interior designers chose products from the Dallmer range to ensure water was removed unobtrusively but effectively from the floor. Dallmer supplied two of its Ceraline-W-800 mm floor channels with Ceraline Custom cover plates. In both cases the floor drains, with their adjustable ball joint outlet connection, have a flow capacity of at least 48 litres/minute, were installed along the base of the back wall to the showering area, with the client’s preferred floor finish fitting seamlessly around and into the elegantly engineered channel sections. The height adjustable floor channels feature sound absorbing leveling legs and the drain body has an easily removeable trap. Like the cover plates, they are manufactured from 304 grade stainless steel and they incorporate.a sand-coated flange for the secure bonding of under tile waterproofing membranes. A spokesperson for J&Z Construction commented: “Our company has been established for more than a decade and with our teams of highly trained site teams and architects we endeavour to give the best possible service to our clients in London and the south east.. As well as luxury renovations, extensions and new builds, we specialize in the design and fit out of kitchens and bathrooms. Dallmer ‘s CeraLine is so easy for us to fit and have proved ideal for this and many other contracts.” For further information please contact: Mr. John Purser, Dallmer Ltd., 4 Norman Way, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9PY. TEL: 01787 248244 FAX: 01787 248246 Email: Web:

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Flowcrete UK Cements Partnership with total Protection Flowcrete UK has undertaken the extensive refurbishment of a large garage and car park area owned by Cambridge Council alongside Total Protection, its exclusive applicator partner for social housing projects in the South of England. This project exemplifies the ability of resin flooring manufacturer Flowcrete UK and specialist coatings contractor Total Protection to provide clients with every product and service required for a large-scale social housing flooring project. This holistic approach includes identifying existing issues and delivering a complete package throughout pre-contract specification and inspection to post-contract maintenance and warranty. The site in Newtown consists of a 45-unit garage as well as a two-storey car park and ramp. The garages are rented to local council tenants and are in constant use. When Flowcrete UK and Total Protection reviewed the 1,580m2 site a number of issues were recorded, including water migrating from the car park’s top deck to the lower deck, cracking, leaking gullies and undulations in the concrete slab causing ponding. One of the main problems in the garage area was that a 100ml recess in the concrete slab’s centre was collecting water. Cambridge Council could source all of the various repair mortars, screeds, damp proof membranes, PU injection systems, corrosion protection and resin coatings as well as the multidisciplinary knowledge required to fix the existing problems and upgrade the site directly from Flowcrete UK and Total Protection.

“our new partnership avoids all this hassle, streamlining the route to a high quality floor finish.”

This was a significant factor behind the council choosing this supplier and applicator partnership, as it meant that the client did not have to spend time and resources finding a number of different manufacturers and contractors for each aspect of the project. The Managing Director of Total Protection Ltd, Nick DiCienzo, said: “This project really showcases the benefits of our partnership with Flowcrete UK for the South’s social housing sector, as this was a difficult task that required a wealth of specialist knowledge as well as multiple high performance products. “We always have the needs of the tenants in mind when we undertake any application. We know that the work has to be completed quickly to avoid disruption to the tenant’s day-to-day lives - but the quality also has to be

there in regards to what systems are used and how they are applied, in order to ensure that the floor provides many years of reliable, effective use.” Flowcrete UK’s Managing Director, Kevin Potter, said: “We’re excited to be working in partnership with Total Protection, as it means that we can offer an exceptional service to social housing developments carrying out a new-build or refurbishment flooring project. “Previously specifiers and developers would need to spend time assembling a variety of different suppliers and contractor teams before they could embark on a project such as the one at Newtown, however our new partnership avoids all this hassle, streamlining the route to a high quality floor finish.” The combination of Flowcrete UK products used during this project included Flowfast F1 Mortar to bring the substrate up to standard, repair the gullies and infill voids and buried joints. Isocrete Isopol SBR created a waterproof screed on the car park ramp and main garage area as well as a waterproof render band around the perimeter of the walls and Isocrete M-Bond primer was applied to protect against rising moisture in the garage area. Flowcoat SF41, a hard wearing epoxy resin coating, was applied as a wearing surface across the 850m2 garage, with anti-slip aggregates incorporated into the finish. 700m2 of the deck coating system Deckshield was installed on the car park’s top deck and ramp to create a robust surface able to withstand traffic, weather and automotive chemicals. The entire project, which was closely monitored by the council’s contract manager throughout, was completed in 2 ½ months, coming in under the client’s 3-month deadline. After the installation the site’s operators were supplied with a comprehensive O&M manual to help maintain and manage the floor area.

If you’d like to find out more about Flowcrete UK’s flooring solutions for the social housing sector you can download the brochure “Transforming Social Housing Environments” by clicking here, alternatively ring 01270 753000 or email to talk to one of the company’s resin flooring experts.

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World Leaders in Flood Protection Devices Preventing your home from internal flooding Unfortunately the vast majority of homes worldwide have absolutely no form of water leak prevention or detection installed, leaving them open to huge damage should a leak or flood occur. Typically, such devices are only installed after an incident of water damage has occurred, often at the insistence of insurers. It is anticipated in the future, all new properties will come with a leak detection/prevention device fitted as standard, in much the same way as electrical fuse boxes are installed now; more importantly older homes will require systems to be retrofitted, to protect home owners, investors and insurance companies from the huge costs and devastation that water damage can cause. We strongly believe that the Floodcheck® range of products (and associated services) can be deployed to properties all over the world, ensuring that they are safe from leaks or floods, providing one less stress for their owners. The Floodcheck® ‘Auto’ valve is a flood prevention device, that

monitors the water supply 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year, to minimise internal water damage caused by leaks or floods, protecting your property from internal flooding by monitoring the water usage and automatically switching off the mains water supply if the device detects any of the following: • A water leak (or forgotten running tap) • An excess flow of water (e.g burst pipe) • Low temperature (to prevent frozen pipes) • Zero water usage (e.g vacant property or owners away) Floodcheck® Auto is available in UK and EU 15mm & 22mm and USA 1/2” and 3/4” sizes. Suitable power supplies are also available/supplied for these countries.

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Don’t allow Subfloor Moisture to Delay Occupation with F. Ball’s Range of High Performance Waterproof Surface Membranes! As the UK’s premier flooring product specialist, F. Ball has developed a specialist market leading range of high performance products, providing a wide range of tried and tested subfloor moisture control solutions. The technical experts at F. Ball know that the way to ensure the lasting performance of a new floorcovering installation is to deal with any damp or moisture problems from the outset. If not dealt with successfully, not only will the appearance of the new floorcovering be ruined, but the very fabric of its construction and ultimately the integrity of the installation, will be compromised too. Every specifier and contractor knows the old maxim ‘time is money’, so when there are products that can deliver better economy, are easier to apply, and provide timesaving solutions guaranteed to perform perfectly, they’re bound to attract a lot of attention. Accurate moisture testing in accordance with the British Codes of Practice BS 8203, BS 5325 and BS 8201 is essential to determine the Relative Humidity (RH) level within a subfloor. F. Ball recommend moisture levels be checked accurately by use of their approved Digital Hygrometers. An indication of the presence of moisture can be quickly determined using the Protimeter Aquant or Protimeter Moisture Measurement System (MMS).

If the relative humidity is below 75% it is safe to proceed with a fitting. Where the RH is above 75%, the installation should not proceed, as excess moisture in the floor could result in blistering of the floorcovering or complete failure of the flooring installation. This may result in expensive and lengthy remedial work, including the possibility of a costly ‘rip out’. Visual inspection is insufficient as a surface can appear dry while excess moisture is still present. Once levels have been accurately measured and confirmed, you then need to apply the best Waterproof Surface Membrane available. If the RH measurement is above 75% and up to 92%, F. Ball recommend to use one coat of Stopgap F76 or Stopgap Isolator Membrane. If the RH is above 92%, F. Ball recommend to use Stopgap F77, F78 or Stopgap Isolator Membrane. (Wood floor installations should be a maximum of 65% RH, consult the wood floor manufacturer) The treatment of subfloor moisture problems is very serious to consider before beginning any major flooring project. For further information on the complete F. Ball range of Waterproof Surface Membranes, moisture control and moisture measurement please visit the F. Ball website or tweet us on the dedicated Twitter support profile @ASKFBall


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adjustments for perfect door alignment, contain maintenance free bearings and present a flush fitting clean line design. Created for safety, with minimum pivot gaps to prevent finger injury, they are available in an unrivalled range of finishes and sizes carrying up to 300kg door weights. TRITECH Hinges Strength & Elegance The attractive solid brass TRITECH hinge with concealed bearings has quickly become the hinge of choice for Architectural Specifiers. They offer a future proof ‘fit and forget’ product and 25 year performance guarantee. TRITECH is suitable for heavy flush doors, is maintenance free, with a weight carrying capacity of 160Kg – Grade 14, and are available with CE marked 60 or 30 minute fire rated options and an extensive selection of 7 designer finials, 16 standard finishes and 5 PVD finishes.


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Doors, Windows & Architectural Hardware 37 There was a time when the standard plot for a house was a quarter of an acre. Those were the days! we are all trying to make the most of small spaces. One great way to give yourself more space is with a Garador Sectional Garage Door. Britain’s leading garage door manufacturer now offers an exciting range of vertical lift doors to maximise drive way space. These advanced sectional garage doors are constructed in precision engineered horizontal sections which lift vertically up before tracking back smoothly and quickly into the top of the garage. This means there is no loss at all of driveway space; you can park right up to the garage door and still open the garage easily. They also offer extra width for vehicles entering the garage – ideal for wider vehicles such as 4x4s and MPVs.

Even better, Garador’s Sectional Doors come in a full range of sizes and designs including Georgian, Linear Small, Linear Medium and Linear Large styles, plus a host of colours and finishes such as timber effect, which is a new top seller.

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To operate, a Garador sectional door is quiet, quick and simplicity itself thanks to new generation of Garador’s GaraMatic automatic operators; and the doors can also come with enhanced 42mm thermal insulation, ideal for integral garages and garages used as workshops.

For both modern and traditional properties, these doors offer outstanding functionality and looks; no wonder Garador’s Sectional Doors. To find out more about the sectional door range please visit

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Introducing Barrier Components new stainless steel 304 system for bi-folding doors tested to accommodate door sash weights up to 120kg. Vistafold 120S has been designed to meet the increased capacity demanded by the current trend towards triple glazing and is a system that performs smoothly and quietly during operation. Suitable for both residential and commercial applications, Vistafold 120S offers an adjustable, secure and weather tight bi-folding solution. The system is sold in either component or kit form and is an important addition to the already popular Vistafold range. Hinges and rollers have 316 stainless steel wheels and pins and a satin anodised aluminium track. Odd leaf sets are available from launch with even leaf system to follow shortly.

Barrier Components Ltd began trading almost 30 years ago and has become an established brand supplying Architectural Hardware for the Steel Gate, Sliding Door and Frameless Glass markets. They hold significant stocks in their modern 15000 square foot warehouse in Purfleet, Essex, to provide rapid supply to their customer base. To investigate the whole range on offer from Barrier Components Ltd visit

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Let the Experts Take Care of your Domestic Waste Water Problems When it comes to off mains sewage many people can be blown away by all the information and differing products available on the internet, Google “domestic sewage treatment plant” and the consumer is bombarded by plants of all shapes and sizes .


his is why dealing with a specialist manufacturer, installer and servicer of treatment plants like We Build It Ltd can give the consumer piece of mind and confidence they are getting the right information, the right solution and the right system.

soak away has failed. We often get asked;

We Build It Ltd are based in the heart of some of Shropshire’s most outstanding countryside. As one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of domestic sewage treatment plants, we focus on high quality, affordable products. All of our sewage treatment plants are based on the successful and simple extended aeration method. We can design, manufacture, install and service sewage treatment plant for single houses, small developments, rural industrial units, campsites, pubs, hotels, offices, barn conversions and commercial applications. Our products can also be used after an existing septic tank to enable the effluent to be discharged directly to a water causeway, if your existing

How does it work? What does it cost? Does it use electric? And how much? Do I have to maintain it? How do I install it? How big is it? Do I need to empty it? What can go into the plant? What happens to the waste? Do I need planning permission? Do I need to inform the Environment agency? How long will it last? DOES IT SMELL!!!!!????? All of these questions can be answered by We Build It experts who know their products inside out; ask a middle man with no knowledge of the industry, product or process these questions and the customer is often baffled by terms such as BOD, COD, NH4, but do they really need to know this? All the homeowner, builder

or architect wants to know is that the product will work with the minimum effort from them during the life of the plant. We Build It Ltd offer straight forward, easy to follow advice for your sewage treatment needs. All of our sewage treatment plants come with easy to follow installation and service manuals, as well as free telephone assistance by specialist installers. We can also offer full or assisted installations at very competitive rates. We pride ourselves on offering the best GRP products on the market backed up by proper good oldfashioned customer service - (dial straight through and speak to our specialists, no automated service or queuing system) buying a sewage treatment plant can be quite daunting, which plant is best for my situation?? What are

the regulations?? What about the Environment agency?? Etc. but be assured we will be with you every step of the way, making sure you have the right solution designed around your requirements. You deal direct with the manufacturer, with over 25 years waste water experience, 24-7-365 days of the year For the self-builder the right treatment plant is simple to install providing they have taken the manufacturers advice, be aware some plants need complete concrete backfill which can add to install costs, a well-constructed plant such as the BioPure can be backfilled with pea gravel. Consider whole life costs, not just the cost of the treatment plant, factor in install costs, power consumption, servicing, consumable spare parts, product life cycle (guarantee) and emptying charges, We Build It Ltd offer a 25 year guarantee on the treatment plant and 2 Years on the air pump.

We can design, manufacture, install and service sewage treatment plant for single houses, small developments, rural industrial units, campsites, pubs, hotels, offices, barn conversions and commercial applications.

The Bio-Pure Simple solution sewage system Any plant up to 50 people (pe 50) should be manufactured and tested to EN12566-3, this gives the consumer confidence they are getting the right treatment plant for their application, but always ask to see the certificate and test results as these can be manipulated and not show the true outcome of the test. Model

Bio-Pure 1

Bio-Pure 2

Bio-Pure 3

Sizing the plant for a single house is simple its number of bedrooms plus two, so a three bedroom house is a 5 person treatment plant, for multiple dwellings using the same treatment plant speak to the manufacturer for the correct size unit, most manufactures range are in increments 1-5, 1-7, 5-13 etc. up to 50 person. (See Our Range To The Right).

Bio-Pure 4

Bio-Pure 5

Bio-Pure 6

Bio-Pure 7

Bio-Pure 8

Bio-Pure 9



Bio-Pure 10 TWIN

No. of persons

1 to 5

1 to 7

5 to 13

10 to 16

14 to 22

20 to 27

25 to 32

30 to 36

35 to 42

40 to 55

Max. average daily flow

750 ltr

1050 ltr

1800 ltr

2400 ltr

3300 ltr

4050 ltr

4800 ltr

5400 ltr

6000 ltr

8250 ltr

Max. BOD/day

300 g

420 g

780 g

960 g

1320 g

1620 g

1820 g

2160 g

2520 g

3300 g

In ground depth

2.25 m

2.25 m

2.44 m

2.74 m

2.74 m

2.98 m

2.98 m

2 x 2.74 m

2 x 2.74 m

2 x 2.98

Outside Diameter

1.85 m

1.85 m

2.10 m

2.10 m

2.10 m

2.55 m


2 x 2.10 m

2 x 2.10 m

2 x 2.53

Inlet invert

570 mm

570 mm

700 mm

700 mm

700 mm

820 mm

820 mm

700 mm

700 mm

820 mm

Outlet invert

670 mm

670 mm

800 mm

800 mm

800 mm

920 mm

920 mm

900 mm

900 mm

1020 mm

Weight empty

125 kgs

125 kgs

200 kgs

230 kgs

230 kgs

350 kgs

350 kgs

460 kgs

460 kgs

800 kgs

Total Capacity

2270 ltr

2270 ltr

3000 ltr

3975 ltr

3975 ltr

5610 ltr

6000 ltr

7950 ltr

7950 ltr

11220 ltr

E Range

27 w

42 w

65 w

84 w

130 w

130 w

210 w

230 w

280 w

280 w

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The treatment plant you choose should be around 95% efficient thus allowing long intervals before de-sludge is required. The waste water must be cleaned to a standard meeting the usual discharge level requirement, you must apply for either an exemption certificate or permit, before making a discharge we can assist with this and advise on the method of discharge, be it a ditch, stream, watercourse or soakaway. As the system breaks down and aerates the solids, the introduction of non-degradable items such as wipes, sanitary products etc. should be avoided at all times in any treatment plant, this will clog up the system and increase the

need to empty the unit, follow this instruction and typical emptying will be around 3-5 years, it is also recommended no medicines, or

harsh chemicals enter the unit, try to stick to Eco brands and stagger washing throughout the week.

A simple Schematic of a BioPure Treatment Plant A BioPure Treatment Plant



The FlowPath Simple solution sewage system We Build it has developed its range of package sewage treatment plants utilising proven SAF (submerged aerated filter) technology for maximum performance and reliability, using the most reliable energy efficient aeration blowers with a prolonged integral FlowPath system to maximise effluent quality. All our Flowpath treatment plants are designed in accordance with the British Water Code of Practice for flows and loads, this range can be designed to meet your population and consent requirements, our standard range can accommodate up to 300 pe. This range of products can be designed for larger scale commercial applications such as camping sites, leisure facilities, schools, hotels, offices and industrial applications. Maintanance, Spares And Servicing The consumer needs easy to follow advice for their sewage treatment

needs especially when servicing their plant, maintaining any sewage treatment plant, is a very important part of ensuring the efficiency of the system and that you adhere to any operating and maintenance manual and annual servicing. We strongly advise servicing the system on an annual basis and this will take on average less than an hour to complete. It will also help you to meet your legal requirements with the Environment Agency. We Build It Ltd Service Contracts

t Emergency breakdown cover for 12 months. If you have any problem with your unit, call us and we will come out and fix it free of charge. t One service visit where all necessary checks are carried out. This includes assessing the aeration pattern, sludge levels and effluent quality. t All labour expenses for servicing and call outs are covered so there are no hidden costs. t The cost of all serviceable parts will be free of charge. This includes rebuilding the air pump, replacing the diaphragms and also the air filters. t Sludge return is carried out as required. This is the removal of settled sludge from the outer scum ring back into the centre chamber to be re digested and treated again. This helps to keep the emptying period low. t Emptying is NOT included in the agreement as the Bio-Pure does not require emptying for 3-5 years. t The service agreement lasts for 12 months and will also help

A simple Schematic of a BioPure Treatment Plant BOTTOM LEFT A simple Schematic of a BioPure Treatment Plant ABOVE LEFT & RIGHT

you meet your Environment Agency obligations regarding your Consent to Discharge. This includes keeping records of service, de-sludging and maintenance work for a minimum of 5 years.

Our Other Products include Mini SAF’s (for offices and outbuildings up to 4 persons) Pump Stations (standard and bespoke) Septic Tank Conversion Units (used as secondary treatment for underperforming septic tanks) For a full range of our products and servicing visit

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The 2nd Edition of the FTMRC UK Guide to Good Practice in Fully Supported Metal Roofing and Cladding is now available in laminated hardback and soft cover versions and in digital format. Containing 96 pages of technical information, more than 100 illustrations, plus tables, charts and full colour photographs. This essential guide for designers and installers is set out in tabbed, easy to read sections covering the general detailing requirements for

aluminium, copper, galvanised and stainless steel and zinc roofing and cladding. Its laminated design format provides a durable publication for use on site, in the office or workshop. Printed versions can be purchased directly from the FTMRC using the contact details below. An electronic version suitable for viewing on laptops, tablets and mobile phones is available to purchase and view online at;

To purchase copies of the guide please use the contact details below; Hard cover version @ £45.00 + £5.00 postage and packaging Soft cover version @ £40.00 + £5.00 postage and packaging Digital version @ £35.00 – view via browser access at The Federation of Traditional Metal Roofing Contractors Centurion House, 36 London Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 1AB Tel: 01342 301627 Fax: 01342 303200 Email:

MORE GOES INTO A LANGLEY ROOF SO YOU GET MORE OUT Get more out of your roofing project. Call 01327 704778 or visit

A great roof is about more than materials and labour. It’s about technical expertise and experience. It’s about outstanding design and reliable delivery. It’s about the trust you have in a partner who understands your challenges, and works with you to survey, design, specify, and supply a solution that will stand the test of time. All this goes into a Langley roof – with on-site monitoring and access to approved contractors, installers and after care support – all designed to minimise risk and deliver roofing excellence. In other words, putting everything we have into your roof, so you get the highest quality, performance and longevity out of it.

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New & Improved website for Yeoman Rainguard For 50 years Yeoman Rainguard have manufactured and supplied quality rainwater systems to the construction and self-build market and during this period have certainly had to move with the times when it comes to communicating with their client base. With a growing trend of people wanting immediate access to information whilst on the go via phones, laptops and tablet devices, Rainguard have launched their new mobile compatible website – “The new website will ensure that our customers will be able to experience the full value of our website no matter which device they access us from.” Explained Marketing Manager, Sally Moores. It’s not only the technical side of things that have been improved on the Yeoman Rainguard website. The layout and menus have also been changed so that customers can easily pinpoint the required information and get to it in the minimum number of clicks.

Developed by digital marketing agents Blue Digital, the new look also comes with added information including material details, different types of rainwater systems, case studies, fixing guides and a blog. “We are very excited about our new website and are sure it will give our customers an improved experience with information about us and our products being at their fingertips. “However we would like to assure our customers that as a people friendly company we welcome contact via the phone and face to face. Our expert team at Rainguard are on hand to offer advice, discuss products and projects as well as to carry out site surveys – all free of charge!” Concluded Sally. To view the newly designed website go to or call 0113 279 5854 to arrange a site visit or request samples and brochures.

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Sun Screens For a Circular Landmark SCA complex, Göteborg Company complex, Sweden SCA’s new office complex has qualified as a ‘Green Building’ due to its environmentally friendly technical standards. The circular shape of the building means that many workstations can be placed by the windows. Perforated metals panels from RMIG have been used to make sun screens, thereby providing a good working environment for those in the offices, and at the same time, reducing energy consumption Technical characteristics Raw material: Aluminium 1050 Pattern: R60U90 Thickness: 5.0 mm, 6.0 mm, 8.0 mm Surface treatment: Painting

Perforated metal facade blends Väla Gård, Helsingborg Green Office Building, Sweden Architects: Tengbom Arkitekter A rural building has been converted into an attractive energy efficient and modern work place and at the same time retained the architectural style and character of the existing farm buildings. RMIG has manufactured and supplied the perforated sheets used for the facades at the short ends of the buildings. The use of corten steel and the tree motif created using RMIG ImagePerf, help the buildings blend into the surrounding forest area.

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into rural surroundings Technical characteristics Raw material: Corten Pattern: RMIG ImagePerf Thickness: 2.0 mm Finishing operation: Bending

RMIG is the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of perforated metal. In addition to exterior cladding, the company also supplies products for a large number of construction applications such as car park and security screening, acoustic wall linings, ceilings, lighting, street furniture, balustrades and walkways. Tel: 01925 839600


The Telguard range of telephone, GSM, and soon to be released, SIP based intercom systems are suitable for new build or retro fit. Designed, developed and manufactured in the UK since 1992 we have provided entry solutions for thousands of projects nationally and overseas. The telephone based system plugs in to a standard analogue telephone socket or phone system extension and the GSM system requires a SIM card. The SIP product requires a Broadband connection and a link to the LAN or local Wi-Fi. The only other requirement is for local power and the intercom can be installed.

The Activity Logs provide a record of every function that the system performs backed up with accurate time and date information. The Logs also provide a ‘Dashboard’ to the installer providing operational information ie. Voltage, temperature.

Installation is not disruptive as the installation takes place at the entrance to be controlled and there is no need to put handsets into flats or houses as they are already in place – their own telephone or mobile.

The Telguard system is not only quick to install compared with hard-wired systems but also extremely flexible. Calls can be answered on cordless telephones making it possible for users to answer entrance requests while going about day to day business or it is possible for a mobile phone to be called for access requests.

The telephone numbers of the apartments/ houses/businesses are programmed into the intercom system with any access codes required and the system is ready for use. A visitor enters the flat or house number into the intercom via the keypad and then presses the ‘CALL’ button. The receiver of the call picks the telephone and can speak to the visitor and allow access by pressing a digit on their telephone keypad. This sends a signal to the intercom that activates the door lock or entrance gate and the visitor is able to gain access. If the receiver of the call does not want to grant access they simply put their phone down to end the call. If the resident is out, the system is able to divert the call to up to 8 follow on numbers. This could be to a mobile phone or even a Call Centre where access may be granted from. Telguard benefits from an internal battery backed time clock which enables timed access PINs, timed number divert, disable the system to prevent unsociable calls, timed trade access via a ‘Trade’ button or PIN and a number of other timed features. This facility also updates from BST to GMT as required, again removing the need for a site visit. Any alterations required to telephone numbers or PIN codes can be actioned by the system installer and can be carried out remotely reducing the need for on-site attendance.

We are able to provide systems with backlit keypads and buttons, integrated proximity access and video. The video picture can go to a dedicated monitor or into the communal TV aerial for viewing on any television in the premise. DDA systems are available with large halo illuminated Braille buttons with big letter, easy to read displays and audio and visual call progress indication. Bespoke applications are also undertaken making it possible to provide almost any style or shape of system. It may be that we have to provide a system to replace an existing installation so we are able to manufacture our panel to fit the aperture of an old, non functional system. We are able to manufacture systems in different finishes and colour schemes, we powder coat stainless steel so as to not impact on the vandal resistance of the panel.. As advances in technology arrive in to the public domain, we are always in a prime position to make the most of these advances thanks to our in-house development team. We are also able to engineer modifications to software and hardware should a specific requirement be requested. Our systems carry a 2 year return to manufacturer warranty which can also be extended.

Quality Acoustic Seals for Doors & Windows Sealmaster DropSeal An automatic DropSeal which fills the gap between the door bottom and the floor or threshold plate. Suitable for new and retrofit projects the Sealmaster DropSeal provides smoke containment and acoustic sealing. Tested to BS EN 1634-1 2014 BS EN 1363-1 2012 & BS476 Part 22. Durability tested to more than 1,000,000 cycles. Can be used in conjunction with Sealmaster Delta and Double Fin Acoustic Seals. Available in a wide range of sizes.

Sealmaster Double Fin Acoustic Seal Providing excellent acoustic sealing, the Sealmaster Double Fin Acoustic Seal is durable and easy to install. Maintenance free and suitable for both new and retrofit projects the Sealmaster Double Fin Acoustic Seal is BS EN Fire Tested and Acoustically rated to 4db. Designed and manufactured in the UK, and available in Black, Brown and White.

Sealmaster Delta Acoustic Smoke Seal Quality and easy to install acoustic door seal with excellent acoustic sealing. Designed and manufactured in the UK the Sealmaster Delta Acoustic Smoke Seal is BS EN Fire Tested and Acoustically rated to 40db, and suitable for both new and retrofit specifications. The durable Delta comes with selfadhesive tape for standard single or double-lead doorsets. Available in Black, Brown, White and Transparent.

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