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REFURB & DEVELOPER December 2016

70 new models in Hitachi’s latest heat pump product line-up


Fire rated glass Steel Framed Fire doors and screens

To further compliment our range of fireglass, Firman now offer complete steel framed fire doors and screens. Built to the most demanding specifications for commercial buildings, shop fronts, entrances, interior fire screen walls and virtually any other application. Each system is designed specifically to suit the requirements of the particular application. Sections can be provided in mild steel, finished to any standard RAL colour, stainless steel, satin or bright polished finished. Firman offer a full selection of fireglass, on either a supply only or a supply and install basis, providing fire protection from a basic 30 minute integrity only rating through to the highest levels of integrity and insulation. Firman Glass is FIRAS accredited for the supply and instalation of fire rated glass and framing, giving our clients the confidence and security that fire test evidence has been considered and complied with.

For more information contact or visit Firman Glass,19 Bates Road, Harold Wood, Romford, Essex RM3 OJH Tel: 01708 374534

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Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation & Insulation


Bathrooms & Washrooms


Safety, Security & Fire Protection


Doors, Windows & Architectural Hardware


Aggregates, Urban Design & Drainage


Roofing Cladding & Facades

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Smith’s and MINIB

partner on fan convectors! Smith’s, the UK’s market leading supplier of domestic and light commercial fan-assisted hydronic heat emitters is excited to announce their collaboration with MINIB, one of the leading manufacturers of fan convectors in the Czech Republic. This development is a further demonstration of the Swan Group’s ambitions for the business, since its full acquisition of Smith’s earlier in 2016. The partnership with MINIB allows Smith’s to broaden its portfolio of fan convectors in different strategic markets to grow both companies’ commercial sales by co-promoting their products in their respective markets.

Smith’s MD, Gary Haynes stated, “This strategic collaboration with MINIB, based in the Czech Rep. enables Smith’s to broaden its portfolio of fan convectors, including decorative wall standing, decorate free standing and trench heating products for the following markets: UK, USA, Ireland, Holland and Sweden. MINIB will also market Smith’s manufactured products in its core markets and we anticipate a productive and mutually successful partnership for both businesses.”

Monika Novakova, Chief Executive Officer at MINIB stated, “We have been seeking like-minded European partners and this opportunity to work closely with Smith’s will provide fresh impetus as we develop our brand within the UK, US and Northern European markets. The synergies we have found between both businesses and the shared values we both espouse, make this collaboration very exciting.” MINIB is one of the leading manufacturers of fan convectors in the Czech Republic, making them the ideal European partner for Smith’s. Since 1999, MINIB has invested considerably in the design and development of their products to ensure that they can offer technically and aesthetically mature solutions to their customers. The company’s growth and success to date is echoed by the fact that they currently distribute to thirty countries in Europe, Asia, Australia and America. Smith’s has further exciting plans for their brand this year. For more information contact Smith’s on 01245 324900; visit; follow @SmithsEP_UK on Twitter, Like Smith’s Space Saver on Facebook or Smith’s EP on LinkedIn; or email via


Improve the quality of your own product with our product. The Buteline professional plumbing system has won world acclaim for innovation and advanced design. The commitment to excellence continues to be evident with every product shipped from Buteline’s manufacturing facility in Auckland, New Zealand. Buteline has developed a total solution to the need for safe, integrated and easy to use potable water plumbing and heating system. The resultant PB-1 system is designed specifically for professional plumbers and has proven to be high quality and economical. Alongside that the Buteline clamping method has proven to be one of the fastest, most reliable PB-1 plumbing systems available, therefore making it the obvious and reliable choice when it comes to choosing a plastic plumbing system. Changing times demand new materials and new ideas! Don’t get left behind and make sure you are keeping with the times to offer your customers the best up to date products available on the market. Here at Buteline we personally train and certify every installer to make sure a quality installation is produced every time. Buteline has installed in-house test equipment to give both quality assurance and quality control of production. These facilities combined with a strong commitment to continuing research and development will ensure Buteline remain leaders in PB-1 technology. Our engineers and technical team accept the challenge for future product development.

Buteline has a no leak guarantee with its innovative design which provides safety, security and peace of mind. Buteline creates secure joints that come with a 25-year guarantee – an added benefit that cannot be offered with copper. Due to its one piece fittings Buteline removes 95% of the chance to leak and therefore you can police the quality of the installation process with no knock on effect. Due to its simple but highly effective joining system, it will save the installer a significant amount of time compared to copper, giving developers extra time for project completion. Because our product is one of the most reliable plastic plumbing systems, this helps to aid the contractor in handing over projects within schedule with the added benefit of never having to return to the installation because of its “no leak” guarantee.

This is a perfect opportunity for you as a developer to take ownership of the project installation and further improve your own finished product every time! Do it once, Do it right, Don’t go back! For more information or to find out what CPD courses we have to offer please contact us: Tel: 0800 043 8883 Email: Web:

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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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Stay Warm, Stay Dry With Snickers Underwear This Winter. Dressing in ‘Layers’ is a top priority for keeping you comfortable on site. Snickers Workwear is pioneering the design and development of amazing ‘First Layer’ underwear that will keep your body dry and comfortable throughout your working day. There’s long and short sleeve T-shirts, Long Johns, Stretch Shorts, Micro Fleece Pullovers and Socks. All the garments work with highly effective fabrics that transport moisture and sweat away from your body to keep you warm and dry all day long. The ‘First Layer’ garments with the 37.5 Technology fabric dry out five times faster than any other to deliver fresh working comfort. The Merino Wool underwear is extremely lightweight and soft for natural warmth and comfort in really cold conditions. While the XTR garments are body-engineered for an effective combination of ventilation, insulation and protection. Whatever product you choose for your workday, you can be sure it’s superbly designed with advanced functionality and amazing body fit that comes from superior designs and the very best in fabric technology. For more information on Snickers Winter Workwear, visit the website at or call the Snickers Helpline on 01484 854788.

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Garador has been manufacturing Britain’s top-selling Up and Over garage doors for over half a century. It’s Up and Over garage doors are a clear favourite with builders throughout the UK thanks to a series of reliable, secure and precision engineered designs. But the often less talked about benefit of the up and over garage door is the quick and hassle free installation process. A canopy gear door with steel frame can be fitted behind the brickwork with as little as 7 fixings, while a retractable gear door with steel frame requires just 11 fixings.

Garador’s Precision Engineered Door is also Fastest to Fit

Utilising a quick-fit steel frame, can offer garage door installers a major time savings. In addition these pre-fitted steel frame doors come complete with all the fixings you need, so there’s no hassle and no time wasted looking for the bits you need. Thanks to Garador’s famous precision engineering, the steel frames are cut to exact measurements so there will be no unsightly gaps to fill in around the opening with strips of PVC or similar. There is no additional painting required either, as the steel frame can be painted to exactly match the colour of your door panel. Garador’s Up and Over doors offer the biggest choice and the fastest installation with minimum effort, minimum time and minimum scope for error. No wonder they are market leaders in British garage doors.

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Mr. and Mrs. Flash ordered a top-of-the-range Stiltz Duo Vista Lift which is fitted with a clear body made from structural polycarbonate to give it a more contemporary look and feel. The Flash’s decided that the downstairs hall was the perfect location for the lift with it travelling upstairs to the landing area. The simple installation process involved the removal of an

“I would describe the Stiltz lift as a perfect capsule. It’s totally reliable, discreet and has lots of clever safety features. We had it installed in the hall downstairs and as soon as it is upstairs we are just left with two narrow white posts. We are delighted with it.”


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The Stiltz Home Lift, which has a small footprint of less than a square metre, was easy for the Stiltz team to install. The entire lift is a self-supporting structure with a unique internal drive system which bears the load of the lift. This meant there was no need for bulky hydraulics or the need to make use of load-bearing walls.

Mrs. Flash was familiar with the concept of a domestic lift as her disabled mother had one in her home, but she was looking for a product that Unlike most traditional home was smaller and much more lifts, Stiltz lifts are powered by elegant. the very quiet self-contained The couple came across drive system which is housed Stiltz domestic lifts and were out of sight at the top of the immediately impressed with lift. The whole lift plugs into the lift’s understated design, a standard domestic 13amp its compact size and the fact power socket – just like any it could be quickly installed. other household appliance.

Mrs. Flash said: “We were looking for a viable way of ‘future proofing’ our home because we were concerned that if we didn’t do something about it, and the stairs became a problem later on, there would be a risk of having to downsize to a flat. I’m not sure either of us would have coped very well with that. “A stairlift didn’t appeal at all as they look weird and you still have to get on and off them! Plus, we have a turning staircase so it can get very expensive.

ome lifts specialist Stiltz Lifts recently installed one of their innovative and unique lifts for a retired couple that specifically wanted to ‘future proof’ their home. Although neither had any mobility issues, they were both conscious that, at some point in the future, the stairs in their home may become a challenge. Mr. and Mrs. Flash share a four bedroom detached house in Middlesex which they love. They felt the genuine possibility of having to move to a bungalow or retirement apartment - if the stairs did eventually become too difficult – would not be something they would ever contemplate.

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Architects and specifiers heading to the January Furniture Show 2017 (JFS) can expect an even bigger and better event with extended show space and more exhibitors. The four-day show, which runs from Sunday 22 until Wednesday 25 January at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC), gives architects, designers and specifiers the first chance to see up and coming trends in furniture and furnishings. With over 450 exhibitors already signed up, there will be everything from fabrics, soft furnishings, upholstery, flooring, cabinets and giftware across the five full halls on show. Some of the UK’s major industry names exhibiting their designs, products and innovations for those interested in sourcing furniture and furnishings for the contract and interior design markets, include: Parker Knoll, Duresta, Collins & Hayes, Libra, Nathan, Celebrity, Kesterport, Cintinque, Lebus, Ercol, Whitemeadow, Willis & Gambier, Gallery Direct, Alstons, Furmanac, Dar Lighting, Michael Tyler, Pacific Lifestyle, Rauch, Tom Schneider and Tetrad. Laraine Janes of the January Furniture Show said: “Visitors attending the show will find plenty of inspiration from the many beautiful stands, product designs and concepts. We are excited that the calibre of companies exhibiting is very high for 2017, so it is the perfect show at the perfect time of year to see what trends lie ahead.” 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. A collaboration between Whitemeadow and Content by Terence Conran will be launched at the show. The new Plus Collection harnesses the design and fabric flair of the Conran team with the commerciality of the Whitemeadow organisation. Four new models will be unveiled at the show which are designed to complement the cabinet ranges from Conran. The heritage of the brand will be clear for all to see. Kesterport will be celebrating its 40th anniversary with a return to the January Furniture Show. Established as respected suppliers to leading retailers, interior designers and contract specifiers both at home and internationally, it will be previewing a selection of new ranges with the emphasis on style and value.

As one of the largest business to business suppliers of furniture, lighting and giftware, Pacific Lifestyle, will be showcasing its five current trends: Berlin, Harmonie, Urban Jungle, Henley and Elgin Estate. Berlin focuses on the reclaimed, distressed look; Harmonie features chalky pastels offering a calming soft appearance; Urban Jungle celebrates the tropical world with vibrant colours and globally-inspired style; Henley taps into the coastal theme with sandy, driftwood tones and classic whites; and Elgin Estate channels the outdoors through colour aiming to create a log-cabin hideaway look. 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 company ercol, has been designing quality furniture for 95 years, and for 2017 will bring products that are synonymous with quality, timeless, pared down design and excellent functionality. As the Parker Knoll brand continues to grow, it remains committed to designing and developing collections in line with the changing market place and latest consumer trends – while providing the ultimate in comfort. At the 2017 January Furniture Show, it will be launching a brand new collection, honing in on its commitment to continuous innovation, and market leading design. Lovelane continually design and source wall décor and home accessories to suit a variety of rooms and moods. They will be showing their newest trends for 2017 including clocks and canvases, wall art and mirrors. A comprehensive range of modern lounge and dining room furniture will feature on the Skovby stand - known throughout the world for its unique designs, high quality and craftsmanship. Online registration for the January Furniture Show is open and visitors can see the full list of exhibitors for 2017 and secure their free badge by visiting

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Construction(Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015)


All stakeholders in the construction process have specific responsibilities under CDM 2015. Whether you’re a:

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• Principal contractor • Contractor or, • Worker

Paragraph 163 states:

Sole reliance should not be placed on industry certification or similar There’s a legal responsibility to comply being presented to them as evidence that a worker has the right qualities. with CDM 2015. Nationally recognised qualifications, Qualified2Work Ltd. (Q2W )work with clients’ to ensure compliance with CDM such as, NVQs can provide assurance that the holder has the necessary skills, 2015; Regulation 15, Paragraph 162 knowledge and training and experience When a contractor employs or to secure the health and safety for appoints an individual to work on a anyone on site. construction site, they should make Q2W work with contractors and enquiries to make sure the individual: individuals to identify any shortfalls in a) Has the skills, knowledge, training existing skills when compared with the and experience to carry out their attributes they need for their specific work they will be employed to do in job. a way that secures health and safety Visit: for anyone on site; or

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Industry News & Shows 17 DANLERS are pleased to announce the launch of their EasyZAPP range of PIR occupancy switches. Designed for the automatic control of lighting or other connected loads, these controls are set up or adjusted remotely using a free app on an Android phone or tablet.

NEW Controls for Simply Saving Energy

EasyZAPP products work as presence detector switches and can be adjusted for settings such as photocell override, time lag and maintained lux levels (dimmable versions only).

DANLERS Limited have recently launched an extensive range of reliable, easy to install, controls for Lighting and HVAC including:

The phone or tablet can also be used as a remote control on/off override, or to configure a number of EasyZAPP controls at the same time. The products are straightforward to install and generally make use of existing wiring, making them suitable for either retrofit or new installations. The EasyZAPP range includes switching only controls and dimming controls available for either DALI, 1-10VDC or DSI dimmable ballasts. Mounting options include: ceiling flush, ceiling surface, high bay and batten mount variants. Tel: 01249 443377 - Fax: 01249 443388 - Website:

NEW HIGH BAY CONTROLS An extensive range of controls suitable across a wide spectrum of high bay applications. NEW EASYZAPP SWITCHING CONTROLS Remotely programmable PIR Occupancy switches by mobile phone / tablet from up to 100m away. Standard ceiling flush or surface mount and high bay mounting options. NEW EASYZAPP DIMMING CONTROLS Remotely programmable controls suitable for either DALI, DSI or 1-10VDC dimmable ballasts. Easy to install, easy to configure. Standard ceiling flush or surface mount and high bay mounting options. NEW DAYLIGHT LINKED DIMMING PIR SWITCHES With adjustable run-on for lower light level when areas are not occupied. Versions for DALI or 1-10VDC ballasts. Standard ceiling flush or surface mount and high bay mounting options. CONTACT US FOR THE LATEST DETAILS.

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Sustainable heating from the sea in Stromness

Innovative technology that draws heat from the sea is proving effective in keeping one of Orkney’s newest buildings warm. The Warehouse Buildings – Orkney Islands Council’s multipurpose facility in Stromness – are the first in the islands to be fitted with a sea-source heat pump, which uses warmth absorbed from Stromness harbour to provide heating for the buildings.

Monitoring over a twelve-month period shows this to be a costeffective choice for the offices, which house the town’s library and customer services team, and provide a work base for staff from a variety of Council services. It also means that the Warehouse Buildings produce substantially less greenhouse gas emissions than if a more conventional source of heat was used. The sea-source heating system from UK based ground source heat pump manufacturer, Kensa Heat Pumps, has a number of components. Coils of pipes fixed to twelve stainless steel platforms known as ‘pond-mats’ are sunk beneath a nearby pier and draw heat from the surrounding water. The pipes feed this to a Kensa Plant Room ground source heat pump, which elevates the temperature of the water supplied to radiators and an underfloor heating system to 55°C – sufficient to keep the Warehouse Buildings comfortably warm.

The cost of the electricity used to run the 40 kilowatt (kW) heat pump was £1,550 over the twelve-month period, compared to £2,420 for an oil-based system. Greater savings will result should the price of heating oil increase from its currently low level. The carbon emissions linked to keeping the Warehouse Buildings warm are calculated to be six tonnes of CO2 per year, compared to more than 15 tonnes if an oil boiler had Heat pumps of the type used at the buildings been fitted. can utilise a number of heat sources. In But the figure of six tonnes is based traditional ground source heating systems the on the UK average for electricity heat pumps are linked to pipes buried in coils generated for the National Grid. in trenches or in boreholes deep underground. In reality, electricity generated in Water is an excellent heat source due to its Orkney results in considerably exceptional thermal conductivity and flow, less carbon emissions – over the which ensures constant energy replacement. course of a year, the islands produce Ponds, lakes, streams and rivers can be used as more electricity from renewable sources of heat – as well as the sea. sources than is actually used by the local community, with the surplus Guy Cashmore, Technical Director for Kensa Heat Pumps, which supplied the heating exported to mainland Scotland. system, said: “Our very first heat pump in 1999 James Stockan, who chairs the was actually designed to be installed on board a C o u n c i l ’ s D eve l o p m e n t a n d boat and, like the Warehouse Buildings, it uses sea Infrastructure Committee, said: water as the energy source. “Across the country very few buildings currently use sea-source heating “Many RNLI life boat stations use our sea water sourced heat pumps to heat the buildings. All systems. Tamar Class RNLI lifeboats have our heat pump “As the Warehouse Buildings stand close systems on board to keep the crew comfortable in to the sea, it made sense to opt for this high or low temperature conditions.” innovative approach to keeping them warm and I am very pleased that the The Warehouse Buildings opened in 2015. system is proving to be efficient and They welcomed a record number of visitors in July this year, with more than 3,850 people effective. though the doors. “As we’re using heat from the sea and electricity primarily from renewables, these buildings are an excellent example of how the Council is making significant steps towards creating buildings that are virtually carbon neutral in terms of their energy consumption. “This investment clearly demonstrates our commitment to making best use of one of Orkney’s greatest assets – the abundant renewable energy we can harness from the wind and seas around us.”

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Historic 196 Deansgate in Manchester Adopts Under Floor Air Conditioning AET Flexible Space, leading provider of under floor air conditioning systems, is proud to have been part of the phased refurbishment of the historic building at 196 Deansgate in Manchester. Situated in the city centre on what is probably Manchester’s best known streets with close proximity to Spinningfields, the architecturally stunning building has a Grade II listed façade and has attracted significant interest by potential tenants to its 48,000 sq. ft. over five floors of Grade A office space. The refurbishment required a fundamental rethink to transform the building in decline, into a modern sought after commercial space. Buttress architects managed to revamp the space, removing one of the lifts and creating a visible reception area as well as implementing a new services strategy, using raised access floors and underfloor air distribution. This allowed the ceilings to be exposed and specific architectural features to be retained. The AET Flexible Space system utilises the plenum as the ventilation duct, yet differs to standard underfloor air distribution; offering superior zonal control. As the system utilises the space beneath the raised access floor to distribute conditioned air, this eliminates the need for ceiling based duct work and offers a variety of benefits; for example, allowing architectural features and ceilings to be left exposed. The fully conditioned air is introduced into the space via floor recessed fan terminal units; or Fantiles, which are easily relocated within a 600mm raised floor and also feature integrated controllers allowing users to personally adjust temperature and fan speed settings. This flexibility makes it easy and economical to adapt to future changes in the workplace, making it an attractive commercial option for growing businesses. AET originally supplied their unique under floor air conditioning equipment during a partial refurbishment of the upper floors in 2008. In 2016, developer Commercial Estates Group invested £2.3 million into the refurb of the reception, first and second floors and recently they secured a five year lease for 4,650 sq. ft. on the fourth floor for Marketing Communications Agency, McCann Manchester. CEG hosted an official building launch in early October. For more information visit



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Protecting efficiency

Schiedel Protect Box

The new Schiedel Protect Box provides a safe and secure solution when installing a stainless steel System Chimney through an air tight house, allowing the steel chimney to pass through floors and roofs safely, without compromising efficiency. Recognised at June’s Hearth and Home exhibition as runner up in the Fireplace and Flue category, the Schiedel Protect Box is the ideal solution for energy efficient dwellings. Suitable for hot or cold roofs, ceilings and floors, the Schiedel Protect Box is used in combination with an EPDM flashing kit, allowing the chimney to pass through an air tight membrane. Made from Rockwool tube bound with an aluminum laminate outer layer, the 100mm outer skin of rockwool insulation ensures safe distance to combustible materials, whilst the EPDM flashing grips the outer case of the 50 mm insulated chimney section, creating an air tight seal. The edges of the EPDM flashing are then sealed onto the air tight membrane using the special tape provided in the kit. The Schiedel Protect Box can be used straight or at an angle, simply cut on site to the correct degree.

Schiedel Protect Box benefits: • Allows for extremely air tight construction • Compatible with loft insulation up to 700mm depth • Meets blower door test • Constructed using high temperature resistant Rockwool • Aluminium laminate outer surface • Zero distance to combustibles

David Wright, Residential Sales and Marketing Manager for Schiedel Chimney System, said: “The Schiedel Protect Box is the ideal addition to our product range, designed to ensure that Stainless Steel System Chimneys are fully compatible for use on wood burning stoves running through modern, energy efficient homes. Going forward, all new homes will have to be built to certain levels of air tightness, and with stoves making a significant contribution to cutting fuel bills in these properties, it’s essential that efficiency is not compromised.”

Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation & Insulation 25 NLB Engineering Ltd, invent and produce innovative products to find ‘Smart solutions for plumbing problems’ which are ideal for all plumbers and maintenance companies to keep on the van to complete work quickly, efficiently and on first call. One such product is the -


EasyFit Isolator the quick-fit plumbing isolation-valve for pressurised-pipe What happens when you get to a job and you can’t find the stopcock or gate valve? Or when its inaccessible, seized up or broken? Or if you want to isolate a single apartment rather than a whole building? Professionals cut pressurised pipe only as a last resort. Until today, if a plumber needed to isolate part of a 15mm water-pipe system for maintenance or repair there were only 2 options: draining down, or freezing. Both methods take 30 to 50 minutes and damage the environment through dumping (particularly hot) water, or releasing hydrofluorocarbons (gas-freezing). Now there is a quick, simple and environmentally friendly third option: the Aladdin EasyFit Isolator can be inserted leak-free into 15mm (or ½”) pipe, even where there is live pressurised hot or cold running water, in just 3 to 5 minutes. John Heffernan, inventor and NLB’s founder says: “We are now well into repeat orders since we started production. Because the Aladdin EasyFit Isolator saves so much time and therefore money versus its alternatives, we expect demand to continue growing as more and more installers and maintenance companies see the value in this time saving solution.” BETA-TESTING - 20 plumbing maintenance companies, including most of the majors, helped with beta-testing in an EEDA-sponsored testing programme, and NLB is taking ongoing orders from these companies.

Aladdin Autovents • Keep Radiators and towel rails hot to the top. • Vents air or gases automatically so do not require manual purging • Reduces radiator corrosion • Avoids call out costs for landlords, tenants and householders. • Reduces corrosion and system noise • Keeps system running efficiently and saves energy. • Fit and forget, no more radiator keys. • Life time leak free guarantee. • Both types works vertically or horizontally

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Autovent Micro style fits most other rad. threads Tel 01279 730363 | Fax 01279 730353 | twitter @aladdinn • Inserts a permanent large-bore on/off valve, with a flow-rate reduction of just 2%. • Avoids the flooding risk (ice-plug fail) and health & safety risk (freeze-burn) inherent in freezing. • Is a substantially “greener” solution than: a. Gas-freezing: using the Aladdin EasyFit Isolator avoids emitting HFCs (hydrofluorocarbon gases), environmentally harmful “greenhouse” gases. b. Draining-down: using the Aladdin EasyFit Isolator avoids wasting water; and for hot water, avoids the requirement to consume energy to heat the re-fill. c. Electric-freezing: avoids the consumption of considerable electricity as well as the capital cost or rental of the electric-freezing equipment.

KEY FEATURES: The Aladdin EasyFit Isolator 1. Is made with WRAS-approved seal materials and lubricants incorporated into a stainless steel Body. All materials and assembled product are WRAS approved. 2. Is fitted by using a mains or battery-powered drill with the installation kit (re-useable), consisting of a hex-bit driver, a special socket/socket driver, and a standard Phillips-head driver. 3. Installed, the Aladdin EasyFit Isolator becomes an on-off valve, for ongoing use. 4. Is protected by Patent GB 2472265.

BENEFITS of the Aladdin EasyFit Isolator: • Reduces overall job costs versus freezing or draining down by time-saving. • The Aladdin EasyFit Isolator takes only 3-5 minutes to fit; the alternatives are either draining the system or using gas or electric pipe-freezing, any of which can take 30-50 minutes.

5. Finalist in H&V 2013 awards VIEW INSTALLATION VIDEO at Aladdin Easyfit is available in Plumbers Merchants and from online sellers. See website for stockists, or call us for more information. Follow us on twitter @aladdinnlb for news of upcoming new product launches, offers and news.

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70 new models in Hitachi’s latest heat pump product line-up 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 - Hitachi’s extended Yutaki air source heat pump 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.

Some of the best seasonal performance figures 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 modes.

Widest product range Hitachi’s expanded Yutaki air source heat pump product range is one of the widest on the market; 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 newlydesigned controller. The indoor unit is pre-plumbed and pre-wired, making the installation simpler with less internal space required.

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. “As a relatively new player in the UK air source heat pumps market, we’ve been delighted by the very positive feedback we’ve received from visitors to our stands at both Ecobuild and UK Construction Week where we were able to showcase the full Yutaki range of products and the long-term benefits of heat pumps,” commented Andy Hooper, UK Heating Manager, Johnson Controls – Hitachi Air Conditioning Solutions.

For more information please contact the Hitachi direct sales team: Call 01628 585 394 Email Visit or

To find out more call Hitachi on 01628 585 394 @hitachiheating hitachiairconuk

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.

28 Bathrooms & Washrooms

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:


Floor gullies and linear channels for wetrooms A range of level-access drainage solutions ideal for your commercial, domestic and industrial projects

From low-profile floor gullies to stainless steel linear drainage channels for tiled, vinyl and resin floor finishes, Purus Limited manufacture a huge range of drainage solutions for your commercial, domestic and industrial projects.

So why choose Purus? Our patented NOOD No-Odour trap provides the key ingredient to our Mini Series Floor Gullies and Purusline Living linear channels, and will stop any bad air escaping even when the drain is left to dry out. It’s just one of the reasons why our drains are used in so many projects like Leeds University’s Henry Price Building student residences (pictured). With many of our products certified by the BBA and with BIM Objects ready to download, Purus make the ideal choice for all of your level-access drainage requirements.

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Bath screens, steam showers, accessories and baths

Novellini UK offers a full range of shower products including bespoke shower enclosures, wetrooms, steam rooms and much more, why not visit our website for more details. Products available nationwide. FOLLOW US ON:

32 Safety, Security & Fire Protection

Dual Port Fire Sprinkler Valve Set Applications Engineering Ltd have developed an innovative, compact and affordable fire sprinkler valve set that covers all the requirements of a modern domestic and residential property fire sprinkler system and offers the following benefits and features

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We pride ourselves on our friendly and helpful service so give us a call to discuss your requirements or go to our website to see what we have to offer. For all your pressure, level, temperature and flow sensing requirements. Tel:

01825 764737

General Email: Website:

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DUAL PORT FIRE SPRINKLER VALVE SET • Dual ports that enable the flow switch to be mounted on either side.

• Available with optional CPVC mating sockets. • 100% pressure tested. • 1” and 1 ¼” full bore test valve • Easy access for servicing

34 Doors, Windows & Architectural Hardware

ALPRO launch their new range of

concealed and rim mounted exit devices Innovation and quality at competitive prices The Alpro Hardware Division of IEC Limited has announced the release of the new Alpro range of CE tested exit devices in both concealed vertical rod and rim mounted models.


Panic hardware is a vital and important product in the design and installation of exit doors. Designed to allow the safe and speedy exit of personnel down an escape route in the event of a major emergency.

It has been designed to enable the simplest touch of the touch bar or crash bar to operate the door and thereby allow people to escape. New European standards now govern the manufacture and installation of this equipment, as these devices are “Life safety” devices and it is therefore crucial, they are produced in line with the requisite standards and quality requirements. Surface, concealed, rim and latch models are available, but care should be taken when selecting the correct panic hardware, depending on the application required. If you are unsure of the requirement, please contact us for further advice. Alpro’s new range comprises a concealed vertical rod model, designed for use with narrow stile commercial aluminium doors. The concealed rod model adding to the security of the door. The crossbar is designed with simplicity in mind, yet will provide years of smooth, reliable operation. The rim version is fitted with the same field sizeable crossbar, enabling adjustments to be made to suit the overall width of door installation.

Extension rods are available for taller doors. These units are the perfect solution to the ever growing need for safety. Both units have been comprehensively tested to the relevant CE test requirements and test information is available upon request. Keith Parry, Alpro’s Sales Director says “The comprehensive performance specification of the units, coupled with the overall quality and innovation, enable us to offer a versatile product at a competitive price. Illustrating once again Alpro’s stated aim of offering quality and service to the industry in general. We have been asked numerous times by our customers for products of this kind. Alpro prides itself on listening to customers and their requirements, so this was a natural fit with the other products within the Alpro product portfolio.” Alpro products are available in the UK from IEC Limited and through all major security product distributors.





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Quality Door Distribution PM-Mendes (International) Limited is a long-established, family owned business, originally trading in panel products, before moving into timber components and doors. Our products are now imported from the Far East and distributed to a wide range of users throughout the country. For over 20 years PM-Mendes have dealt with a carefully selected range of manufacturers with proper financial backgrounds and managements who are prepared to work to our high standards of quality. Our core belief is to do what is right and fair rather than what is expedient at the time, which also extends into our environmental beliefs. The factories that we use have always sourced their core products from managed forests, although we have since gained accreditation in PEFC, FSC and Chain of Custody, adding to our range of FSC products all the time. Both our Head Office and warehouse facilities are based in Corsham, Wiltshire, conveniently close to the M4. A combination of good location, our own fleet of vans and 7.5 tonne trucks, transport backup from selected hauliers and well-stocked warehouses means we can quickly satisfy customer demands throughout the country. As of January 2011, we opened our Northern Office, which is run by a highly experienced and competent team based in Liverpool. These two strategic geographical locations ensure that we fully understand the local economy and therefore the needs of our customers, tailoring products and prices accordingly. Our range of doors, both internal and external, are manufactured to an extremely high standard, by factories that are considered to be market leaders in providing value for money without compromising on product quality. All of our timber products are made using the preferred engineered construction. This system reduces waste, making it both environmentally sound and cost-efficient. The doors are built up using a cross-laminated procedure and then real wood veneers are applied as the top layer. This ensures maximum stability, reducing the risk of warping and bowing, whilst still allowing the beauty and warmth of a natural product to shine through. Because of this added strength, we are able to offer a 10 year guarantee from the date of delivery on the majority of our products. For more information please visit our website

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We offer a 10 year guarantee from the date of delivery on nearly all timber doors.

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Flowcrete UK Launches Comfort Resins Range Flowcrete UK has launched a new comfort flooring range to provide the developers and designers of commercial and public facilities with finishes that will deliver the necessary practical, aesthetic and budgetary criteria.

The Comfort Resins collection includes the systems Peran Comfort and Peran CHD as well as Flowshield Comfort and Flowshield CHD. These self-smoothing and flexible polyurethane coatings are all able to create a durable, seamless and easy to clean surface that will withstand intensive foot traffic, rigorous cleaning as well as the scuffs, stains and scratches that the floor will face on a daily basis. Flowcrete UK’s Managing Director, Kevin Potter, said: “We’ve compiled our Comfort Resins collection as there is a growing demand in the construction market for flooring solutions that combine design with comfort and care. “This is a particular issue within locations such as hospitals, schools and shopping centres, where it is imperative that the floor retains a hygienic, visually appealing surface despite a variety of challenging operating conditions that could stain, chip, erode or crack an insufficiently robust floor finish.”

Available in a variety of colours, the Comfort Resins range is ideal for creating a minimalist, warm and modern aesthetic that will complement a contemporary interior design scheme. The bright, smooth and seamless surface conveys a pleasant and positive atmosphere, which in retail locations can help to keep customers happy and engaged. These flooring properties can also be a distinct asset in the healthcare and education sectors, which want to avoid an ‘institutional’ look without compromising on cleanliness and functionality. The robust nature of the CHD systems means that they can even retain a hygienic, attractive finish within industrial facilities.

The Peran systems consist of an aliphatic main layer with a clear aliphatic topcoat. This formulation increases the UV stability, meaning that it won’t lose its colour or vibrancy after prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.

The durability of the polyurethane solutions in the Comfort Resins range means that every system will be able to maintain its visual and functional properties for an extended period of time.

The Flowshield solutions represent the cost effective end of the new range. Created using an aromatic main body with a coloured aliphatic topcoat, Flowshield Comfort and Flowshield CHD provide the same cleanability and aesthetic properties but don’t have the enhanced UV stability of the Peran systems.

To find out more about the new Comfort Resins range head to or contact one of Flowcrete’s flooring specialists by emailing or call 01270 753000.

INTRODUCING… ISOCRETE SELF LEVEL RENOVATION Isocrete Self Level Renovation is a glass mesh reinforced sub floor screed designed to tackle substandard or challenging substrates. The system has been designed to renovate floors in refurbishment scenarios, where it can be installed directly onto existing floor coverings and allows for application of finishes such as vinyl, carpet, tiles and resin.





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Are YOU installing resin bound aggregates yet? Find out what you can do with the Derbyshire Specialist Aggregates Daltex range of gravels for resin.

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SUDS - DESIGN - PERFORMANCE Our large range of aggregates will suit any design requirements. Our aggregates are produced to the highest quality to give the best finish around. Contact Us today for a free sample box or to find out more about resin bound surfacing. Visit us online for our full range of colours & sizes. Internal Use


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Resin bound & bonded surfaces offer the most stylish, hard-wearing & low maintenance finish Tel: 01629 636 500 Fax: 01629 636 425 Derbyshire Specialist Aggregates Ltd, Arbor Low Works, Youlgrave, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1JS

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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



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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

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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

18 Roofing Cladding and Facades

RMIG - Annual Looking back at RMIG over the year. Perfectly perforated RMIG perforated, embossed or indented materials provide a wealth of design possibilities and practical benefits for refurbishment projects of any size. Perforation can achieve unique decorative designs and aesthetic effects that are suitable for almost any type of building interior or exterior in almost any sector. In Paris, for example, perforated panels played a vital role in giving a new identity and character to the Maison du Portugal, aging student accommodation which is one of 39 buildings within the City of Paris International University. The brief was to give a new identity to the building by improving the character of the original structure from 1967 and making it more prominent in relation to its surroundings.

Väla Gård, Helsingborg, Sweden 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. Technical characteristics Raw material: Corten Pattern: RMIG ImagePerf Thickness: 2.0 mm Finishing operation: Bending

To achieve this goal, the building was cladded in precision perforated aluminium sheets, which recreated the design of existing paving panels at the architect’s request. The panels were used to explore the properties of reflected light, making it possible to design a facade that creates a translucent veil around the building. A facade of this kind filters the sun’s rays during the day and produces a subtle shimmering effect when the building is lit up at night. Each of the 250 perforated panels were given a painted gold finish to enhance this effect even more. A complex sequence of perforations, using patterns with the same pitch but different hole sizes, creates a geometric design which runs through the entire facade.

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Review 2016 MSCP Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Finnsnes Kiwi Groserystore, Norway

Multi storey car park, London

Architects: Odin Prosjektering AS Material: Alu EN 5754 H12/H24, 2mm, 270m2 Pattern: ImagePerf and round holes: R50T70 & R20T35 Function: Facade Building information: Grocery store

Architects: Haptic Architects Over 1,000 high quality perforated aluminium sheets from RMIG were used for Haptic Architect’s competition winning scheme for the recladding of a multi storey car park. The triangular perforated sheets have been powder coated with four different shades of silver to intensify the three-dimensionality of the facade, giving it a contemporary feel. The positioning of the panels creates an ever-changing pattern of light and shadow. Technical characteristics Raw material: Aluminium 1050 Pattern: LR20x110U120x132 Thickness: 3.0 mm Surface treatment: Powder coating

RMIG provides perforated and expanded metal for a wide variety of applications. As the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier within the industry, we have the experience and logistics to offer you the right solutions for the right price. RMIG has local representation in 13 countries in Europe, with a total of 15 sales offices/production units, plus other local representatives in many overseas countries. RMIG provides extensive local expertise and freedom of choice, whether it is express stock deliveries or tailor-made solutions for specific design requirements. For more information, visit email: or tel 01925 839600

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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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Traditional and modern gutters, pipes and hoppers come in a comprehensive range of aesthetic styles, materials and colours to suit all buildings and budgets.

For more information please call 0113 279 5854 or email


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With the rising refinement in the Self-Build and Refurbishment sector, Sahtas range of bricks, tiles and clay paviours offer an unparalleled level of craftsmanship, quality and individuality. In today’s ‘One size fits all’ marketplace, our commitment to being independent enables us to offer a genuine and authentic handmade product at affordable prices. Our success is based on shunning mass production and remaining faithful to the time honoured methods of making a truly distinctive product. We still use the traditional Hoffman kilns, in place of the contemporary gas ovens favoured by other manufacturers, which contribute towards producing the mature seasoned appearance of our bricks and tiles. This is merely one reason why our competitors can only aspire to replicate our bricks and tiles. All of our products are available in a wide range of colourways – each having its own individual shade, with variations in character. This uniqueness is synonymous with handmade products and secures its continued

position as a preferred choice, not only with Self-builders and Developers, but Local Authority Building Control, Conservation & Heritage bodies too. It’s this exceptional standard of traditional craftsmanship, which will unquestionably differentiate your home as a premium product, ensuring its admiration from onlookers and visitors alike. Should you decide the only products for you are Sahtas, we can supply in quantities to suit a small garden wall, right up to a large mansion and everything in between. Why not visit our website for a more comprehensive and detailed overview: Call: 01908 311411 Email:

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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 23 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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Mermet Acoustis 50, one fabric, how many functions? Mermet how many fabrics? Newcastle College required replacement blinds for a large roofed area. The construction of metal and glass allied to the pitch of the pitch of the roof could have almost been designed as a sound reverberation chamber. The light needed controlling; the fabric had to be robust and durable with a very heavy bottom bar being specified on a blind of 6.0 m drop and the acoustics had to be addressed. Nearly 400sqm of glazing, were shaded with the installation of 36 motorised blinds, each 2.0 m wide x 6.0 m drop using the Acoustis 50 fabric. The fabric colour chosen, 0730 (Slate Grey), providing excellent light control with its Tv (visible transmittance) level of 5% meaning that 95% of the light is prevented from entering the chamber. One fabric supplying both light control and acoustic comfort, change the colour and the same fabric offers acoustic comfort with improved heat control, the fabric in colour white having a Solar reflectance of over 70%.

So what is acoustic comfort? You all know the problem, a busy restaurant, a happy drinks party, you are having difficulty understanding somebody only a few feet away, so you speak louder, they speak louder, everybody speaks louder and nobody can hear a flipping thing. Someone shouts, ‘the acoustics are rubbish in here’ and everybody nods. But what can be done about it? The problem is not noise volume; it is the lack of clarity to the sound. Referred to by acousticians as speech intelligibility or sound reverberation, unintelligibility is caused by sound rebounding from surfaces of differing distances away from the source, their reflections, or echoes, taking varying lengths of time to return. A single sound becomes a chain, multi syllables and multi-words becoming a constant stream of sound. Multiply that up by a number of people speaking at the same time and there is your problem. How do you solve it? Remove or reduce the reflections. Hard smooth wall and ceiling surfaces part of the problem – glass one of the biggest culprits. If you could cover the glass with something that absorbs the sound, but is thin and capable of being quickly removed and put away discreetly when not required. If you could cover the glass with something that also gives good light control, removing glare and provide daytime privacy. If only there was a fabric that absorbs the sound, is thin, gives daytime privacy and good heat control. There is, the Mermet Acoustis 50, an acoustically absorbent fabric, less than 1 mm thick, with both exceptional fire rating and stability. Acoustic absorbance is a sought after benefit in many instances, but acoustical transparency can be required in others. The interiors industry regularly seek a fabric to cover walls or ceilings that is acoustically transparent in order that acoustically absorbent foams hidden behind them can still work – similarly

home cinemas and screening rooms often wish to hide loudspeakers within the wall without muffling the sound. The further requirements of fabrics in installations such as these being dimensional stability, allowing the fabric to be pulled taught into position without sagging over time, top level fire ratings along with an attractive easy to clean finish. The Mermet Screen Vision and Satine fabrics are both used in these respects, in the case of the Sv 10% in some considerable quantity. Key to Mermet fabric use, be it for acoustic absorbance, transparency or another of its myriad other features, is the glass fibre core to the yarn. Mermet have been weaving in glass fibre for over 60 years, with coated yarns for the solar shading industry for over 40 years. The glass fibre cored yarn does not stretch, being made from sand it does not burn. These features facilitating the weaving of wide fabrics, to over 3.0 m, that do not stretch, do not move, lie flat, do not burn. All features required of interior fabrics particularly in the public sectors, be they for shading, tensile structures or large format printing/signage. Manufacturing the yarn as well as weaving the fabric gives Mermet the control and expertise to engineer features into the fabrics, the yarn coating carrying UV stabilisers, additional fire retardation elements as well as colour pigment. This means Mermet understand and can control solar reflectance, transmission and absorption. With some of the latest coatings the same attention can be directed at thermal resistance and transmittance. All properties being engineered into aesthetically attractive, workshop friendly, durable and therefore more sustainable fabrics. The Satine, Screen Vision and Acoustis 50 fabrics referred to are just three of nearly 20 fabrics in the current 2015-18 collection, so many more fabrics, more choice and much more performance.

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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.

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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Refurb & Developer Update - December 2016  
Refurb & Developer Update - December 2016