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TfL releases land for 10,000 London homes Transport for London (TfL) is to release more than 300 acres of land to help create more than 10,000 new homes across London. The TfL land will be developed over the next decade to London’s rapidly growing population and the Capital’s contribution to the economy of the country. 67% of this phase of development is in travel Zones 1 and 2. The new land-release programme is in addition to the work of TfL’s £360m growth fund, which is creating more than 50,000 homes and 30,000 jobs by supporting 14 transport projects across London that are directly unlocking development. The Mayor of London has pledged to have an exit strategy for all City Hall owned land by the end of his term in 2016, with 99% now freed up for development to help deliver thousands of much needed new homes. The London Land Commission, driven by the Mayor, will also map all land

It’s important that all key agencies work together to accelerate the rate of housebuilding across the Capital and redevelop land and assets wherever possible to deliver more homes.” Graeme Craig, director of commercial development at TfL, said: “We’re determined to use our assets to help create more homes and jobs for Londoners. As the custodians of some of the best assets in the Capital, it is right that we explore every opportunity to maximise the use of our land. “This next phase of development will see us working with our partners to turn those plans into reality. All revenue raised from the developments will be reinvested into the transport network, helping us to bear down on fares and continue to support London’s economic growth and booming population.”

identify further opportunities for housebuilding. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “TfL’s plans will build on the great efforts we’ve already made at City Hall to to productive use in providing much-needed housing for Londoners.

Government announces automatic The government has announced plans to grant Housing and Planning Bill, unveiled yesterday.

announced – placing a new duty on councils to help allocate land so 20,000 custom and self-built homes a year can be built by 2020.

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Other measures included a new legal duty placed on councils to guarantee the provision of 200,000 Starter Homes on all reasonably sized new development sites. These will be

The government has announced plans to grant automatic


Planning Bill, unveiled yesterday.

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis said: “More than 230,000 households have been helped into homeownership through government-backed schemes since 2010, while our extension to the Right to Buy will see a further 1.3 million housing association tenants given the opportunity to own their own home.

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis said the bill marks the start of a national crusade to transform “generation rent into generation buy”. Measures announced in the bill include automatic planning forward more land to build new homes quicker. Planning reforms to support small builders were also

“And the Housing Bill will allow us go even further by kickstarting a national crusade to get 1 million homes built by 2020. It truly is an historic moment that will help deliver the homes hard-working people rightly deserve, transforming generation rent into generation buy.” The government has also recently announced new measures buildings into new homes. First introduced in 2013, temporary permitted development without planning permission. These permitted development rights will now be made permanent.

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At the aid of Veterans Wimshurst Pelleriti’s design to transform

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The £6.5M refurbishment project will provide a world class facility for veterans in crisis and will enable the charity to greatly improve the levels of care it is able to provide. William Wimshurst, Design Director of Wimshurst Pelleriti, said, “Due to the unique service that the building provides, it has to remain fully operational with minimal loss of existing bedrooms and facilities whilst the refurbishment takes place. This has proven challenging with regard to both the design and the phasing of the construction and has been the key driver of the brief since the initial concept.” The existing building is being completely refurbished and extended from 1166sqm to 1745sqm, and is being over-clad with a new terracotta cladding system designed to allow for the building to be occupied whilst full refurbishment and replacement of the services, windows and thermal performance is carried out. As well as upgrading all the current facilities, the project will give Veterans Aid an extra 12 bedrooms plus training, therapy and meeting spaces and crucially will also help to reduce the building running costs per resident. CEO Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy added, “The refurbishment and upgrade of our New Belvedere House hostel is more than just a makeover; it’s an investment in the future. We have a model that works, but time has taken its toll on our buildings and facilities. The current project won’t just restore the status quo, it will future-proof our operations and provide an environment for those who spend time with us that sets them up for success. It was vital for us to work with a delivery partner who shared our vision and Wimshurst Pelleriti have met and exceeded expectations.”

KBB, the specialist in replacement doors for kitchen, bedroom and bathroom cabinetry, has Pisa range, to provide the perfect complement White, Cashmere and Cream are the new on-trend solid colours for Pisa’s slab door format. Pisa is made in the innovative new PVC-edged MFC with almost invisible laser edging. There is a developing preference for woodgrains combined with solid colours which tone with them rather than contrast strongly. The new solid colours in Bellissimo’s Pisa range allow contractors or home owners to achieve this contemporary two-tone look in an affordable and timely fashion (two to three days). The handle-less look is achieved with discreet J handles applied to the top of the door. Pisa is offered in bespoke sizes and a 300mm x 300mm curved door is available.

The Fulham-based practice has a deep understanding of wellbeing, and has worked closely with the charity to ensure that the facility delivers in line with these aspirations. While working for Rogers, Stirk, Harbour & Partners, William Wimshurst was responsible for the Stirling Prize winning Maggie’s Centre in London, where the design of the building is a critical part of the care process. He believes in creating a domestic feeling even in large care settings and in structures that are airy, abundant with natural light and connected to nature. He said “Like Veterans Aid, we truly believe that the building we are creating will greatly enhance the wellbeing of its residents; they need to feel warm and secure and above all be uplifted by the environment around them. It is a joy for an architect to work with a client with aspirations like these.”

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Your guide to ‘Using The Tube’… F. Ball and Co. Ltd., the UK’s leading manufacturer of

Delivering professional results every time, Stycco Flex is the perfect solution when you need to safely secure Stair nosings, Carpet gripper, PVC cladding, Skirting Boards, Architrave and Trims. It is already proving to be an essential New Stycco Flex is part of F. Ball’s newly branded ‘Tubed mastic adhesive; Stycco Seal – silicone sealant, and Stycco Bond PU – a rapid set polyurethane adhesive. Each of the updated ‘Tube’ range products are available in easily recognisable pack designs! So if you didn’t get to this year’s Harrogate Flooring Show visiting their website While there you can access videos of dozens of F. Ball products in action, being demonstrated by some of the New Stycco Flex is so good, with its high initial grab and rapid strength gain, it will generally mean that no mechanical working on a typical stair nosing installation, using Stycco Flex means you will complete the job much faster without

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ISO-BLOCO WIN2WALL offers great performance and low cost for UK installations Window installers can now take advantage of the new ISO-BLOCO WIN2WALL multi-level sealing tape from ISO-Chemie, which combines excellent performance with competitive cost perimeter joint between windows, doors and walls in the UK. Not only does ISO-BLOCO WIN2WALL enable windows and doors to be quickly and easily sealed from inside the building, the product will seal gaps from 2 mm to 8 mm, which will accommodate the vast majority of UK window installations, and will come in 2 widths to give the extra thermal insulation equivalent to A Rated (40mm tape) or A+ and A++ windows (65 mm tape) Among the key advantages of WIN2WALL are not only its thermal performance, but it is also weather tight to 600 Pa (Violent Storm Force 11) and has excellent acoustic insulation properties. Installing a window or door using WIN2WALL will give the window an equivalent or better thermal property than the window unit itself. Installation example: ISO-BLOCO WIN2WALL Even the smaller 40mm size tape will give the joint between the window and wall a U-Value of 1.2, equivalent to an Energy A-rated window.

useful to new build developers who are looking for excellent and consistent performance across potentially large installation projects. Ultimately, ISO-BLOCO WIN2WALL offers the installer a more straightforward installation in all weather conditions and the end user reduced energy bills. Along with ISO-Chemie’s ISO-BLOCO ONE sealing tape, WIN2WALL is also permeable to outward moving vapour diffusion according to the RAL principles of 3-level sealing and is more air tight on the inside than the out. This guarantees that the joint will dry out completely. More at Email: Tel: 01207 566874.

Other comparable size tapes on the market will not match the 1.2 U-value or the performance of an A-rated window. The larger WIN2WALL size tape will give an A-Value of 0.7, which is even better than a triple glazed Passivhaus standard window. WIN2WALL is applied to the window prior to installation and has very slow expansion speed to give ease of installation for large windows or even patio doors. WIN2WALL also complies with the Zero the gap between ‘designed performance’ and ‘built performance’ to give a guaranteed on site performance. This makes WIN2WALL particularly

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RMIG City Emotion

Expanded Metal Improves Both In The creative use of expanded metal from RMIG mounted two metres from the facade keeps the sun out and gives the building a welcoming and light expression For architects Kjær & Richter, it was important to combine the best possible indoor climate with an elegant exterior when they were assigned to design educational facilities for Learnmark Horsens in Denmark. It is a well-known fact that concentration levels drop if the indoor temperature goes up and this led the architects to search for an aesthetic solution to block out the solar radiation.

The facts behind a versatile sun screen 1,600 m² of expanded metal panels from RMIG keep indoor temperatures down and concentration levels up at Learnmark educational facilities. Raw material: Aluminium EN 1050 Pattern: LT200x80x24x2 and LT115x52x24x2 Thickness: 2.0 mm Surface treatment: Powder coating Architects: Kjær & Richter A/S

It was decided to create a sun screen mounted approximately two metres from the facade to give the building a light expression without compromising the screening effect. A further advantage of mounting the panels in this way is that a small passage is created between the building itself and the sun screens, giving easy access for cleaning windows and general maintenance. The expanded metal panels provide the perfect balance between light and shade. To give the facade a more vibrant look, the architects chose two types of expanded metal panels from RMIG, and have successfully given an interesting dimension to the otherwise square facade with these two different kinds of mesh. This decorative effect is further enhanced when some of the panels are opened.

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ndoor Climate And Exterior Design MORE THAN JUST BUILDINGS RMIG City Emotion is for everyone who values the beautiful and innovative qualities of our cities, because a city is not just about buildings. A city is a place for emotion and it requires our full attention to unleash its aesthetic appeal. RMIG City Emotion captures the passion for creative urban design by offering innovative technologies and materials. We can help you realise the most ambitious architectural projects and their emotional potential. and practicality of your design We can work on your drawings in CAD, 2D and 3D formats Use perforated sheets, embossed sheets or expanded metal and surface treatments 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. +44 1925 839 610 WWW.CITY-EMOTION.COM

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PHEX the plumbing & heating exhibition The leading exhibition for the plumbing and heating industry is returning to Manchester’s Old Trafford stadium this autumn, giving visitors the opportunity to discover the latest industry innovations under one roof. Taking place on 14 and 15 October, PHEX Manchester will bring together manufacturers from across the HVAC sector, covering everything from boilers and showers to pipes and the latest must-have tools. Exhibitors this year include Ariston, ADEY, Grundfos, Worcester Bosch Group and Fernox, with a number of builders’ merchants also hosting hospitality suites for visitors. The free two-day event gives installers the opportunity to learn about new products, ask questions, and take advantage of show offers, helping to keep their business offering at the forefront of the market. With over 85 exhibitors, 20 of time, as well as seminars from Gas

Safe Register and the Heating & Hot Water Industry Council, PHEX ensures installers have access to all the information they need to make their business a success. Installers have the chance to take a free tour of the stadium, and can also enjoy a free lunch. “Whether you want to take your time and peruse the show over two days, perhaps sitting in on a few seminars and taking the tour, or simply nip round to see the latest products before heading back to work, PHEX has something for everyone,” explained event manager Claire Tilbury. “Installers keep coming back to PHEX, year after year, because it gives them the opportunity to meet the industry face to face. Manufacturers are on hand to answer questions, offer advice, and even give the odd show discount.” For a full exhibitor list or to register for your free ticket, visit


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The work was completed on time for the new launch for one luxury bed and mattress supplier in the world with new display area now features 16 bed displays with new with ambient lighting designed to make customers feel

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Global pressures to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions are increasing. Buildings make a significant contribution to greenhouse gas emissions: the way they are heated, lit and used accounts for about 40% of all the UK’s carbon emissions. In 2009 it was reported that 25% of total emissions was attributable to domestic buildings. The walls of a building can account for a large proportion of the heat lost through its fabric, and there are pressures to design and adapt buildings to improve their thermal performance. The UK Government’s commitment to an 80% reduction by 2050 from 1990 levels means that efforts to improve the energy efficiency of our existing buildings are intensifying. However, increasing the thermal resistance of masonry and especially traditional solid walls can be problematic. Cladding systems and cavity wall insulation can sometimes create more building problems than they solve. This is not just an aesthetic concern; changing balances between heat, air and moisture movement may also affect the integrity of a building, affecting the health of its occupants with damp and mould issues. The clear masonry protection treatment – ProShield XT works at the molecular level to actively impregnate and bond to mineral surfaces such as brick, stone and concrete. By creating a strong but invisible protective surface, water is repelled,

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Folding, Sliding Doors Whether specifying for a refurbishment or new build project, folding and sliding door (FSD) hardware systems can enhance the design features of a building by maximising on space and natural light. External FSDs are ideal for merging indoor and outdoor spaces as during warm weather, opening up the doors can create a transition from home to garden allowing light, air room, offering excellent sight lines and creating an open feel. A stunning new build family home constructed from timber Henderson sliding door hardware systems for its central dining space. The large sliding doors leading to the dining room utilised performance and ability to be housed into a bespoke glazed timber screen and sill system. The doors open up the side of the house and are used daily during the summer months for ventilation and access to external terracing, seamlessly joining the indoor and outdoor spaces. project as it is designed to accommodate large door leaves of up to 3m x 3m. The system also provides superior weather resistance due to its bottom pad and anti-derail plate which provides a secure seal between the central meeting point stiles and the threshold. To further meet the demands of

marine grade stainless steel for a high level of corrosion resistance. maximise on natural light with the use of sliding door gear Slide hardware. The hardware allows the sliding doors to function with a simple turn of the handle to unlock the door from its weather tight position. The doors then slide easily on the carriages with minimal friction and can be lowered and locked at any position by moving the handle down. The system can hold doors up to 300kg and offers excellent rated weather levels. Exterior FSDs can help realise the look and feel desired by a client but due to the opening size and considering the multiple points to secure, there is a need to ensure that the hardware system provided has the high performance of a secure solution.

forced entry. Specifying hardware which meets security standards adds peace of mind and safety to occupiers and the property to meet aesthetic and functional requirements.

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Timeguard quality LEDs: the next chapter. Buoyed by the continuing success of its NIGHTeye range, which continues to prove that quality counts in the installer market, Timeguard has revealed more new products for winter 2015, with The new ranges open up huge potential for you as they offer direct replacements for older energy-guzzling designs: 2Ds, halogen spotlights and traditional lanterns. And, as if the energy savings and reliability aren’t enough, Timeguard’s attention to design and detail will Engineered for fast, easy installation, with an assured quality from the Timeguard brand, these are a sure revenue earners for wholesalers and installers alike.

LED-day for 2Ds Now you can offer your customers a direct replacement for 2D their day, they were installed in their millions in buildings throughout the country: that’s now a massive market ripe for an upgrade to LED. The new super slim LED models from Timeguard, available in black

there is also the option of a 12w oval version. The Timeguard 3 year guarantee is the icing on the cake.

Spot the difference Halogen up/down spotlights have always been popular with anyone with an eye for lighting design and now Timeguard has brought an LED-ready range to market to provide energy saving opportunities as well as stylish design. A range of high quality metal LED ready up/down spotlights will provide trouble free switching of GU10 LED lamps for years to come – and they carry the Timeguard 3 year guarantee. adjustable and up/down versions are offered and there’s a choice of

‘Tis (almost) the season traditional styles of outdoor security lanterns and courtesy lights are more in demand. Not surprisingly, you can rely on Timeguard to deliver the goods with a new range featuring a low energy LED bonus. Timeguard’s new carriage lanterns provides the same instant on brightness that users have become used to with halogen and incandescent lights in the past, and prefer for automatic outdoor lighting. or white and with a choice of basic courtesy lights or ones with integral PIR detectors. IP44 weatherproof

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CEMBRIT TO INVEST IN NATURAL SLATE Cembrit is pleased to announce the creation of a dedicated natural slates division to

The philosophy will be to enhance the existing range with additional high quality slates. The new brands will offer reliable, long term availability. This will be supported by dedicated personnel and focused marketing. As a start of the investment and long term commitment to person to this product group, Sales Director, Rob Wallace. Cembrit’s ancestry in the UK begins with Alan Blunn Ltd, one of the UK’s original natural slate agents, set up in 1924, offering customer service and technical expertise to all involved in Acquired by Cembrit in 2000, the reputation and sales of the combined company has continued to grow, to the extent that Cembrit’s natural slates activities became an attractive proposition for others seeking to enhance their position in the UK market. Encouraged by this, Cembrit has realized that there is a responsibility as well as huge potential to provide durable, The new division will be headed by Rob Wallace, who has 18 years of experience in growing Cembrit’s business from its Welsh depot in Llandow. Cembrit’s growth has been achieved through unbeatable customer service. “We have seen continued growth in the demand for natural slate, particularly with proven origin and consistent supply,” comments Rob Wallace, Sales Director, Cembrit. “Our stance will be one of honesty and transparency as this is important to clients but not always available in our complex market”. Marketing Manager Ged Ferris adds “This marks the beginning of a new phase in Cembrit’s commitment to natural slate. Cembrit will be making substantial investments in this environmentally attractive material. Look out for more news as the division takes shape”. For further information visit or email



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New Video Highlights How To Reduce Energy in Your Building

A new video from Mitsubishi Electric shows how the company took how other companies can do the same. With tough legislation focusing attention on energy use in the built environment, how we heat, cool and ventilate our buildings is coming under scrutiny as never before. “We’ve been on an eight year journey and one of the things we are saying in this video is that any business could and should be planning to improve the performance of their building”, explains Russell Jones who hosts the video. “Just like any other company we have had to make a strong business case for each new piece of equipment, but the fact that we have improved so much and have The video can be viewed on the company’s dedicated YouTube channel.

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Free CPD Guide to energy labelling regulations Mitsubishi Electric has produced a free, CPDaccredited guide to the new Energy Related Products Directive or ErP (2009/125/EC), which is a key part of the European Union’s drive to encourage consumers to use more The ErP Directive, which came into force at the end of September, now means that commercial and residential heating products will need to display an energy label, so that consumers can quickly understand the energy A similar market transformation strategy has already proved highly successful with consumer goods such as anything below an A rated product available on the high

requires manufacturers to produce energy-using products secondly, these products must be clearly labelled using a standard methodology so that consumers can quickly

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32 Heating, Ventilation & Insulation EQUINIX CHOOSES MUNTERS INDIRECT EVAPORATIVE COOLING FOR SIXTH LONDON DATA CENTRE Equinix, one of the world’s largest data centre operators and Internet exchanges, has chosen Munters Oasis Indirect Evaporative Coolers (IEC) to achieve world leading sustainable server climate control for their new London LD6 data centre in Slough. The new data centre will meet the demand from enterprise segments and aims to achieve platinum level accreditation in Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED). The new LD6 data centre will provide a capacity of 8,000 square metres equivalent to housing 2770 server centres in UK. Equinix‘s investment in LD6 data centre utilises Oasis's award winning innovative patented indirect evaporative heat exchanger and 100% natural ventilation. “LD6 is a hugely exciting project; the facility will be the most advanced data centre in the UK. We are sustainability,” said Russell Poole, Managing Director of Equinix UK. Melbourne Australia, visit

NEW ZMART PANEL RADIATOR FROM ZEHNDER the building or homeowner. As a result the Zehnder Zmart Flex is ideal for use in new build, renovation or refurbishment projects as one solution covers all installation requirements. impact of the Zehnder Zmart Flex was a key component during product development. As a result independent testing manufacture, transportation, operation and recycling, plus an 8% lower carbon footprint when compared to a standard radiator. What’s more, thanks to the choice of materials the Zehnder Zmart Flex is up to 60% lighter than a traditional pressed steel With the launch of the new Zmart Flex, Zehnder, one of Europe’s leading innovators in indoor climate solutions is set to challenge our and sustainability with style, durability and ease of installation, the revolutionary Zehnder Zmart Flex takes radiator design to the next Fundamentally different to a pressed steel panel the Zehnder Zmart Flex is manufactured from polybutane, a hard wearing polymer, and front casing. Designed to offer maximum freedom when designing a assembly, which caters for varied locations and mountings. It also all connections no matter where the pipework is situated, which can be discreetly placed behind the radiator to make them invisible to

the Zehnder Zmart Flex can be lifted, positioned and installed transport and labour costs on site. As for quality and durability, thanks to its plastic constitution the Zehnder Zmart Flex does not itself corrode, nor does it suffer the consequences of corrosion. Even when installed Zehnder Zmart Flex is not impaired. As a result it comes with a full 10 year guarantee, providing peace of mind that the radiators will operate effectively for many years to come. EN442 requirements, a timeless classic design, with excellent functionality and cost effective operation, make it the Zmart solution to indoor climate control in both residential and commercial environments.

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INDUSTRY URGENTLY NEEDS CENTRALISED BODY FOR ALL CURRENT, PENDING AND PLANNED LEGISLATION AND NEW REGULATIONS… Tony Gittings, of water heating product manufacturer Rinnai, argues that the industry is in dire need of a central body or council to co-ordinate the burgeoning weight of new and pending standards, legislation, Codes of Practice. This includes emerging support technologies such as BiM which needs clear and concise communication to the marketplace. Within the next 10 years the HVAC industry could change out of all recognition as we face an unprecedented set of challenges here in the UK and Europe. The industry is and lower emissions – all in line with the UK’s legally binding carbon reduction target of 80% CO2 (on 1990 levels) by 2050. The UK government and European commission’s growing agenda for the enablement of the greening of industry has resulted in the emergence of new Building Regulations, green technology accelerators such as RHI and the commercial green deal. Also part of this is the introduction of new technologies, at all stages of the project life-cycle. And there is more – the implementation of Energy labelling to energy related products across the HVAC industry is currently underway. The UK and northern European markets are amongst some of the most heavily legislated in the world when it comes to the HVAC industry. The regulatory horizon will see amendments to the Building Regulations; the introduction of energy labels for water heating equipment; the tiered approach to emission reductions taking full effect from 2015 and beyond (under the guidance of ERP) There is such a blizzard of mandatory information that it is a job in itself to keep up with it all – and all in addition to maintaining and servicing existing customers and, winning new contracts. There is a pressing need, I believe, for complete and transparent harmonisation of key product parameters and measurements to ensure simple and accurate communication. This need can be answered in the form of a centralised body – or council of existing bodies and organisations - which can co-ordinate all the information swirling around on industry topics which are of such major importance. The body or council whichever wishes to take up the baton - should represent

the information needs of the contractor, consultant, end-user, and property owner and manager. There is an overwhelming need for one recognised source delivering clear and concise information on all current and impending legislation. Manufacturing corporations can also make a difference bearing in mind that the marketplace needs ready-to-go products that obviously meet and exceed all existing legislation as well as pending legislation and new practises. This is where innovation is critical and manufacturers should truly commit to the research and development of new products and methods to make installation quicker and easier, and product performance better vestige of life from modes of seriously outdated provisions of water heating in the commercial and residential arenas, not in today’s mercurial marketplace. I believe that the industry needs a single body for all the support such an initiative. – now.

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CCL Wetrooms Unveil New Website for Architects, CCL Wetrooms, the UK’s leading Wetroom Specialist have unveiled their new website, designed to

The upgraded site features new enhanced content and a re-designed format, which will provide a better user experience for visitors,

House Builders with comprehensive technical information to aid the

positioning as an authority on wetroom

their clients. The contemporary, mobile friendly website has been designed with

“Online presence is key

mind and features

comprehensive range of wetroom drainage and tanking systems in easy to navigate sections. It also comprises brand new case studies, technical product downloads and CAD drawings, wet room installation videos and an aspirational wetroom gallery.

within any market place and with that in mind, our newly optimised site is the ideal platform for our target audience ”

building and hotel sectors. The new CCL Wetrooms website complements their latest Product containing the full updated product range systems. For an introduction to the new features visit the CCL Wetrooms website. Howard Ball, Director of CCL Wetrooms commented: “We are delighted to be launching our new optimised website, designed to within any market place and with that in mind, our newly optimised site is the ideal platform for our target audience of Architects, the comprehensive wetroom services and

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- Suitable for tiled and vinyl flooring - The Purus Minimax 50 is just 76mm high including falls - NOOD no-odour water trap acts as a one-way valve and prevents any foul air escaping - BBA Certified - Flow rate 48 l/min - Featured on BIMobject

Mini Brage 50

Minimax 50 Minimax Two Part - designed for simple installation into wetroom former trays

P U R U S L I M I T E D : L E A D I N G M A N U FA C T U R E R O F W E T R O O M AND LEVEL-ACCESS DRAINAGE SOLUTIONS Purus Limited | Suite 6, Arena Park | Scarcroft | Leeds | LS17 9BF

New website now live at Tel: 0113 289 3172 | Fax: 0113 289 3778 | E-mail:

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Purus Limited Purus is one of Scandinavia’s leading suppliers and manufacturers of wetroom and level-access drainage solutions for the health, leisure, hotel and hospitality industries as well as domestic and social housing. Purus Limited, based in Leeds, specialises in a range of channels for commercial and industrial use. Many Purus products, including the Mini Series Floor Gullies, are

Floor Gullies A wide range of Purus Floor Gullies for vinyl, tiled and

gully incorporating a NOOD no-odour water trap at just 76mm including falls. The patented NOOD will not allow any foul air to leave the drain even when it dries out, making it ideal for use in health facilities, disabled access wetrooms and care homes such as the 67-bedroom Lord Street Care Home in Redcar, Cleveland, where the

Gullies is also available, with a choice of a stainless steel grate with anti-ligature features, or a lockable plastic grate. The Security Gullies are available with a selection of outlets and all include the NOOD no-odour trap. For any enquiries or to request further information, please visit or call 0113 289 3172, where the Technical and Sales teams will be happy to assist.


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.

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MX EXTENDS PRODUCT RANGE STILL FURTHER! ‘Perfect for social housing providers’ MX Group’s already impressive range of shower and bathroom products has grown even bigger following the addition of a number of new products and a move into brand new product areas for the company. It’s now offering a wider range of products that are perfect for social housing providers for new build and refurbishment projects. Already the leading shower tray manufacturer in the UK, manufacturing the widest range of shower tray options and within that, the widest range of shapes and sizes – there has been no change there. new state of the art shower tray factory being built at its Gloucestershire base, MX manufactures 100s of different tray sizes, in 6 main product types, meaning that it can In recent months, MX has launched an impressive new range of thermostatic mixer shower valves which have proved popular with housing associations, offering its usual combination of incredible quality, great looking product, excellent warranties and keen Thermostatic Mixer Showers, that they offer a three All materials used in these products are WRAS approved and Phthalate free where applicable. thermostatic shower marketplace. On the accessory front, MX Group has long recognised that UK water systems are unique and require specialised products to work correctly. It has been at the forefront of this sector for many years, producing carefully engineered accessories that are used by most of the UK electric shower manufacturers. MX produces high quality shower ensuring that its products meet all health and safety requirements and wherever possible uses WRAS approved materials. The range of accessories

installation – range of electric showers which sets new standards for simple installation is set to grow in July with the addition of a number of exciting new models. Featuring eight entry points for water and electric – these showers offer the simplest shower footprint of most existing electric showers making replacement as simple as it gets.


With over 40 Years experience Novellini is the European and a World leader in the production and manufacture of Shower enclosures and trays, Baths, Whirlpools, Steam Enclosures and Wetroom solutions. In the last decade Novellini has made significant investments into environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and continues to strive towards ever more sustainable holistic production and distribution methods for the future.

Over the years Novellini has continually developed shower trays, being one of the first companies to offer fully engineered large format shower trays in a number of sizes and colours as either low profile or more conventional raised with legs trays - all from UK stock.

With the Olympic Plus shower tray - Novellini was one of the first manufacturers of large format shower trays to reintroduce the production of textured shower floor surfaces. For many years the Olympic shower tray by Novellini has been the only slip resistant (non- enamelled) product in the European bathroom market.

Novellini realised the importance of a more engineered shower tray from an early stage and pioneered the use of innovative materials and fabrication methods in the Olympic Plus shower tray, which today is still one of the strongest and most stable large format shower trays. The Metal reinforced composite construction, now also used in the new Custom tray, means that (unlike many low profile resin stone products), Novellini trays arrive On-site Flat and ready to install.

In recent years Novellini has developed the UK s leading Wetroom and tanking product, with solutions to suit both timber and concrete installations. The Novellini Wetroom systems allow designers to create uncluttered, lowmaintenance, spacious, level access & fully tiled shower spaces



IN OR ON THE FLOOR –The Novellini Custom Tray can be installed on the floor as a low level conventional shower tray or placed directly onto joists to achieve a flush level-access solution without the need for any further fixing frames. (in addition a raised tray with a void for plumbing including legs is available for surface plumbing)

UK STOCK COLOURS AND SIZES – The Novellini Custom Tray is available in White, Grey, Black & Beige from UK Stock and there are 18 basic sizes – in addition each Custom Tray can be adjusted in Length by up to 200mm offering many more sizes than the basic 18.

ANTI-SLIP – The Novellini Custom Tray is available with an optional Factory applied genuine European standard, Certificated, Anti-slip which is applied to the top surface of the tray - leaving a 10cm Border around the edge so that any Silicone beading is applied to an easily cleaned gloss surface. EASY 2 CLEAN – The Novellini Custom tray IS easy to clean! The materials used for the Custom shower tray are designed to be cleaned by conventional household bathroom cleaning products, including lime-scale cleaners and bleach. (The Anti-slip is a rough surface and will potentially hold grime and lime-scale – chemical cleaners will be required and unlike enamelled steel surfaces the materials used for the Custom Tray are not adversely affected.)

HIGH FLOW SHOWER WASTE – The Novellini Custom Tray has a specially designed shallow trap waste with a 50 litre/min flow rate. The Waste cover is completely flush with the surface of the shower tray, is easily removed for cleaning and is made from high grade stainless steel which, unlike a chromed waste cover, will not discolour or peel if in contact with bleach or lime-scale cleaning products. ROBUST

Novellini shower trays are built to last. Olympic and Custom shower trays arrive On-site in their own individual secure packaging which protects them from most handling accidents, avoiding chips and knocks, (a fairly common problem with enamelled steel products). The composite steel reinforced construction ensures that the trays arrive flat and ready to install; they are not subject to the warping, (which is quite likely with low profile resin-cast products).

CUT TO SHAPE – 200mm of one end of the Novellini Custom shower tray is designed so that if required the Custom tray can be cut to fit around a Soil Pipe Boxing for instance or perhaps an Out of True wall?.....

We supply our products within 72hr nationwide via our merchant partners; please visit our website for more details: for brochures and advice email:

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DICKIES KEEP HANDS SAFE Dickies, in collaboration with Kong, have carefully developed a new range of safety gloves, including Impact gloves with a glove to suit the most demanding of environments and tasks. The Dickies glove range is intended to offer something across a wide range of industrial sectors: construction, engineering, automotive, utility, mining and oil & gas. Dickies Impact gloves are manufactured from a wide range of carefully selected materials all combining to provide optimum safety, comfort and dexterity.

For decades there have been major advances in the improvement of safety products. With respiratory more suitable facemasks. Eyewear has also seen a great deal of evolution from the days of basic traditional “safety specs”. Adjustment in temples, nose bridges and even the means of attachment with the all-important lens technology, including prescription and functionality resulting in reductions in slips, trips and falls. Better-designed sole units, insole technology and now innovative closure systems all make the worker’s life safer and more practical. Gloves now are improving dramatically, from very simplistic polka dot work gloves or the traditional “rigger” gloves, to highly engineered ergonomically 3D designed items with account for anywhere from 50% to 70% of work related injuries which make this area perhaps more important than others when it comes to reducing injuries and accidents at work. Obvious injuries like bruising, cuts and crushing are common in industry, but there are other less obvious injuries caused, for example, by the continual use of power tools like drills or jackhammers, which in extreme cases can cause hand arm vibration syndrome. This is an irreversible but avoidable condition with nerves, blood vessels, and joints in the hand and wrist all possibly affected, often resulting in a permanent numbing or tingling sensation along with a loss of grip, strength and dexterity in the hand for everyday life. Outdoor workers will compound this even more and run the risk of it being aggravated due to the cold and damp. Workers in all walks of life and industries depend on their hands to perform their tasks and to earn a living. We cannot work without our hands; injuries to the hand mean the loss increase in costs. Serious hand accidents may even lead to the end of a career and having to live with a debilitating Consequential unwanted negative publicity can put a company’s reputation at stake.

Metacarpal injuries are common when the worker’s hand slips and the back of the hand hits another object, severely bruising or even breaking the small bones in the back of the hand. To minimise this, Dickies Impact gloves have shockabsorbing TPR (Thermal Plastic Rubber) ergonomically added as an exoskeleton to the back of the glove and knuckle areas to minimise bruising and breaks. Likewise the protection against pinching and impact bruising. Depending upon the intended end use of the glove, padding and shock absorbent material, or Duraclad Rope Channel reinforcement, can be added to the palm. Other materials, such as foam nitrile, allow for an excellent grip. An EN 388 cut level 5 knit (ANSI/ISEA Level 4) can add additional protection. Waterproof variants are also available, as is a patented Diamond clad Silicone fused palm (Patent D568003), for the ultimate grip on wet and oily objects. High visibility options are also available in the range. The most incredible part of these Dickies gloves however is the immediately apparent when trying on a Dickies impact glove. Dickies gloves are highly engineered, ergonomically 3D designed items with multi measurement points and when pulling on via the specially designed TPR Cuff puller tab in some variants, the embracing Tricot or Cut Resistant liner welcomes the hand. Some models have an adjustable synthetic suede fourchette. These gloves not only make the job safer but also make it easier and improve the quality of the job making them a sensible investment. For more information on Dickies workwear, visit

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Tarmac first to trial new safermixer design in UK Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has underlined its commitment to improving vulnerable road user safety by

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The HUESKER Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of Geosynthetics. Its products and services provide solutions for the business areas including earthworks and foundations, roads and pavements, environmental and hydraulic engineering as well as industrial and agricultural applications.

accommodation of tensile forces by the reinforcement minimises rut formation on the road surface and ensures

Working platforms/ wind turbines

The Roads and Pavements business area offers innovative geosynthetic products, systems and solutions for traditional highway engineering applications. This area is broken down into the Base Reinforcement and Asphalt Reinforcement segments.

The erection of wind turbines frequently places enhanced requirements on the surrounding subsoil. To reach the work location, heavy goods consignments need to be carried safely across very soft ground. For secure installation of the wind power systems, it is essential to prevent any settlement of the crane base that may jeopardise the crane’s stability.

Base Reinforcement

Permanent roads and pavements

The Base segment focuses on unbound, geosynthetic reinforced roadbase and subbase courses. Our products deliver an economical reinforcement solution wherever the subgrade exhibits inadequate bearing capacity for a sound foundation.

For the long term prevention of deformation in pavement surfaces, the reinforcement must be capable of resisting excessive strain throughout the service lift of the structure. Thanks to their high alkali resistance, Fornit® geogrids are the ideal choice where reinforcement is installed in alkaline environments, e.g. where crushes concrete is used as the base material.

The unbound layers of roads, paths and other pavements are subject to stringent requirements in terms of bearing capacity. Here, geosyntheticsbased systems are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to standard techniques such as soil replacement or cement/lime stabilisation. Base Reinforcement can be used on the following applications: Reinforcement of temporary roads To reach building sites, construction vehicles often negotiate. Site access roads built on soft ground can be made reachable through the incorporation of highmodulus HUESKER BASE geogrids. The direct

Base Reinforcement for Railways HUESKER offers products specially approved by the German Federal Railway Authority (EBA) as well as products with a manufacturer-related product Deutsche Bahn. Fortrac® geogrids are approved for the reinforcement of base layers below railway lines. These geogrids are subject to special quality control provisions so as to meet the extremely high safety requirements. In all cases, HUESKER offers products that are carefully tailored to the wide-ranging applications and reinforcement requirements. ::

Refurb & Developer Update - November 2015  
Refurb & Developer Update - November 2015