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Job flexibility ensures tradesmen are the nation’s happiest workers Over 90 per cent of tradespeople are happy in their jobs, with the majority putting it down to the flexibility of mobile working, new research has found.

PRODUCT NEWS EVERBUILD: Everbuild–A Sika Company, the UK’s largest manufacturer of sealants, adhesives, fillers and building chemicals will be at this year’s National Merchant Buying Society annual exhibition.


DOORS & WINDOWS SANIFLO: The prestigious range of Kinedo shower cubicles by Saniflo is enjoying increasing success with premium housebuilders.

The study, which was conducted by IronmongeryDirect, found that 91% of mobile working tradesmen are happy in their jobs, with 50% of these claiming they are very happy. Tradesmen stated that flexible working (61%) and increased productivity (28%) were the biggest benefits of mobile working. In fact, a massive 98% of tradesmen said they were happy with the amount of flexibility their job provides. And when asked what do they enjoy most about mobile working the majority (62%) said they liked having flexibility over the hours they work. 42% also took satisfaction in the fact they are trusted to do their job independently. Tradesmen also seem to prefer mobile working over being confined to an office as 23% said mobile working helps them to work better as there are less distractions than in an office environment and a fifth said it ensures they don’t get caught up in office politics. In fact, 16% said mobile working helps them to work with their team more easily. The study found that almost four fifths of trade professionals (79%) believe that mobile working adds to productivity and improves their job performance. In addition, 90% of tradesmen said they were happier as a mobile worker than a non-mobile worker, while only 55% of non-mobile workers said they were happier than being mobile. However, when non-mobile workers were asked, only 62% said they were happy in their jobs, with just 24% very happy.

The study of 500 mobile working tradespeople and 500 nonmobile workers in the UK, conducted by IronmongeryDirect, was undertaken to find out how happy they are as a mobile worker and the reasons why they enjoy mobile working. Also, we wanted to discover how technology is impacting on their work, and whether it is driving productivity. Wayne Lysaght-Mason, managing director at IronmongeryDirect, said: “It’s fantastic to see that 2016 has started out as a good year for tradespeople and that revenues are expected to increase even further. “With so many tradespeople expecting 2016 to be a positive year for business, we are focused on supporting them where we can. It’s really important that tradespeople are able to order and receive the products they need to complete a job quickly and easily. As a result, we have just introduced a seven-day a week delivery service so tradespeople can now receive goods on a Sunday, helping them to maximise their working week and be prepared for any job.” For more information visit ENQUIRY-Card 147 Publisher Lawrence McDermott Sales Manager David Steade Production Manager Wendy Harris Please send PR to: Editorial Co-Ordinator Circulation Manager Jackie Quarterman For magazine information, advertising rates or to subscribe please visit our website at : www.McDermott McDermott Publishing Limited The Builder, McDermott Chambers, 2 The Green, Kings Norton, Birmingham B38 8SD Enquiries Tel: 0121 451 3037 . Fax: 0121 459 2179 Subscriptions & Delivery The Builder is available to non-qualifying UK readers for an annual subscription of £23.50 including postage ($49 US for all other countries). Single copies UK £4.00 overseas $5 US.A financial contribution has been made towards the cost of certain articles appearing in this publication.All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by means without the express prior written consent of the publisher. The contents of The Builder are subject to reproduction information storage and retrieval systems.© 2016 MBR Publications Ltd

Free Compliance Health Check offers cost savings and safer fleets Fuel Card Services has teamed up with Applied Driving Techniques (ADT) to offer fleet operators a free Compliance Health Check. This offers major cost savings, fewer road collisions and protected corporate reputation. It reveals how well a fleet complies with health and safety, duty of care and other relevant legal requirements, suggesting corrective action. Jim Golby, ADT director of research and customer experience at ADT, said, “Many employers are unwittingly exposed and at risk due to their failure to ensure staff driving on behalf of the business are operating compliantly. This is despite clear HSE guidance, since 2003, designating driving on business an ‘at work’ activity. Almost a third of deaths on UK roads occur during business-related journeys.” ENQUIRY-Card 144

Rehau sponsors 2016 UK Passivhaus Trust awards

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Fenestration and renewables specialist REHAU is further stepping up its involvement in the Passivhaus sector by joining forces with the Passivhaus Trust to become the main sponsor of both its 2016 UK Passivhaus Awards and 2016 UK Passivhaus Conference. REHAU’s bold move is part of the company’s ongoing campaign to increase awareness of its portfolio of high thermal performance products including Passivhaus Institute certified GENEO windows, doors and REHAU Polytec aluminium clad curtain walling. REHAU also has an AWADUKT Thermo ground - air heat exchanger which has been used in many Passivhaus projects. Having run Passivhaus seminars in Bristol and Manchester which were very well attended, REHAU will be running further seminars throughout 2016. The Passivhaus Trust are launching the UK Passivhaus Awards at next month’s Ecobuild exhibition, with the awards ceremony and Passivhaus Trust anniversary celebrations taking place in early July. ENQUIRY-Card 145

With the slimmest and most authentic sash window in the UK, a choice of astragal bars available, our 36mm slim meeting rail and a choice of 43mm or 90mm deep bottom rail, we’re getting you closer to the authentic look preferred by customers and local planners alike. Clever profile design and bonded glass to the sash gives incredible strength. More glass area, less frame, retractable parting bead (UK first) and 45° Puttyline external sash finish all gets you close to the original wooden box sash window look. Our aluminium sash windows are perfect for modern new builds, commercial projects, schools, care homes and social housing to name a few. The Alumatherm design is a culmination of over 55 years experience in aluminium sash windows and continuous research and development. ALUMATHERM... AS AUTHENTIC AS IT GETS ENQUIRY-Card 146

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Cavicloser Revealing Benefits

The heat-loss path around any cavity wall opening is effectively the shortest route from the inside to the outside. Part of the heat-loss journey is through the exterior skin, so the more conductive the exterior masonry, the worse the overall heat-loss figure. A thermal conductivity figure quoted for a typical clay brick (specific mass 1600-1900 kg/m³) is 0.6 - 0.7 W/mK when the brick is dry. The same brick when wet can have a thermal conductivity of 0.9 – 1.2 W/mK an increase in conductivity of up to 100%. A reveal detail that is marginally compliant might struggle to retain compliancy when the exterior skin is wet as the addition of rain diminishes the thermal performance. There is little one can do to stop the exterior skin becoming saturated, but one can at least reduce the heat-loss journey from inside to outside by positioning the window frame back into the opening so the journey through the exterior skin is shortened.

Whilst this practical step is well established, another is gaining popularity. When partial fill insulation is in the cavity, the relationship between insulation and reveal closer is of paramount importance. A survey revealed in excess of sixty percent of all sites visited had gaps between these two elements. Interestingly gaps featured regardless of whether a first-fix or a second-fix reveal closer was being used. Gaps can have a more profound effect on heat-loss around opening than a saturated external skin, but combined they can decimate thermal performance. One solution is to use a Continuity Closer. The insulating core of a Continuity Closer is L-shaped and this makes the difference. The main body of the Continuity Closer fills the reveal cavity and the projecting L section does what other closers do not – it extends and wraps across the adjacent partial fill insulation. Gaps contravene Approved Document L1A 5.9 that states the building fabric should be constructed so that there are no reasonably avoidable thermal bridges in the insulation layers caused by gaps and refers to those at the edges of elements such as around windows and doors. The Continuity Closer supports a route to compliance and is manufactured by Cavity Trays of Yeovil. ENQUIRY-Card 500

Sika UK appoints New General Manager

Global building product manufacturer, Sika, has appointed Dragan Maksimovi as General Manager, a role that will see him build on the continued growth of the company across its multiple UK markets. Dragan joined Sika in 2002. Based in Belgrade he was responsible for developing the company’s operation in Serbia where the company today has become market leader in a number of local market sectors with a strong operation and its own production facilities for concrete admixtures and mortars. The new appointment will see him build on the already well established Sika and Everbuild brands in the UK. In 2016, the company is aiming to achieve 6% growth in net sales whilst maintaining profitability levels. Major focuses that will help the company achieve this centre on further development of its network of specifiers, strengthening relationships with key specialist distributors and adding to the Sika contractor networks. The company will also continue to focus efforts on securing major projects via its Major Project

Management Team, who have shown great success in 2015, as well as developing inter-company business. In 2013, Sika acquired Everbuild Building Products, the UK’s largest manufacturer of Sealants, Adhesives and Construction Chemicals. This acquisition proved to be a major success for Sika with the Everbuild brand achieving sales in excess of £87 million in over 70 countries. “I strongly believe that teamwork stands behind every result and that people do make the difference,” commented Dragan. “Relationships inside the company and towards the customers are the main drivers for sustainable good results. Sika UK is a strong company and I am looking forward to the challenge of growing the brand in the UK.” Sika UK has grown steadily over the past few years, reaching one of the highest sales and profit results of Sika globally, despite operating in challenging market conditions. Dragan takes over from Ivo Schaedler who has taken on the extended responsibility of Area Manager Europe South, responsible for the UK, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Mauritius within Sika. 501 ENQUIRY-Card 501

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NMBS annual exhibition 2016 Everbuild – A Sika Company, the UK’s largest manufacturer of sealants, adhesives, fillers and building chemicals will be at this year’s National Merchant Buying Society annual exhibition, taking place on Wednesday 13th April at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Key products from the leading brands will be on display at NMBS on stands 14-16. These will include Everbuild favourites Wonder Wipes, Forever White, Stixall and Pinkgrip along with an extensive range of other marketing leading Everbuild products. From the Sika brand will be historic favourite Sika-1®, Sikaflex EBT+, Sika Plastix as well as a range of Sikabond products. Also on display on the NMBS stand will be FEB, the original building chemical brand that has been trusted by generations of builders for over 50 years. This popular range includes favourites Febmix, Febond and Febflor, all of which will be on show within the stand.

Denso Steelcoat Protection for Severn Trent Pipebridge

Rehau launches new virtual brochure library

Design–and–construct specialist Mott Macdonald Bentley has recently refurbished the 21 metre pipebridge carrying treated water over the river Weaver near Nantwich, Cheshire, for Severn Trent Water plc. Winn & Coales standard Denso Steelcoat 100/400 protection system was again chosen by Severn Trent Water for this pipe bridge. After removal of the residue of the previous coating, hand surface preparation was carried out to St2 standard. The Denso Steelcoat system consisted of application of Hi-Tack Primer followed by Denso Profiling Mastic on required surface areas. This was followed by Hi-Tack Tape, Ultraseal Tape and a Denso Acrylic top coat. A typical pipebridge protected with Denso Steelcoat system.

REHAU has produced a new version of its user friendly ‘Docs’ app which allows architects and specifiers to access product and technical information on their mobiles and tablets. The app, which is available to download from the App store simply by searching for ‘REHAU docs’, allows users to create their own virtual library of REHAU brochures and specification guides which they can access instantly at any time. Architects and specifiers can personalise their library simply by tapping the relevant tab within the app to select their area of interest and then choosing from REHAU’s many product areas, which includes windows, doors and glazing systems, district heating, ground source energy solutions, and sub surface heating and cooling. ENQUIRY-Card 101 ENQUIRY-Card 102 ENQUIRY-Card 100






Polypipe Civils to share expertise at nationwide WSW exhibitions Polypipe, the UK’s leading manufacturer of sustainable drainage and water management products and systems, will be exhibiting at Water, Sewerage & Waste (WSW) exhibitions and delivering CPD seminars throughout 2016. The CPD seminars will cover the conveyance and attenuation of water utilising large diameter piping systems. It will highlight the benefits of using modern plastic materials as a pipeline solution for the movement and storage of surface, foul and combined flows. Polypipe will be sharing their expertise at the WSW planned CPD approved seminars across the UK, offering training to water, sewerage and drainage professionals, from Water Companies, Local Authorities and Civil Engineering Companies on large diameter piping systems for many applications, including for water company and residential applications.


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New builder’s database helps suppliers generate millions in new business Small builders are the backbone of the building industry, working on tens of thousands of light commercial, new-build and residential projects and spending millions every year on building and home improvement products. Yet most local builders don’t actively advertise themselves, preferring to operate on word-ofmouth recommendations, with some having no more than a mobile phone number and email address. Operating under the radar, these builders are notoriously difficult for suppliers to track down.

Not anymore. Insight Data has painstakingly developed the Local Builders database, creating the most comprehensive and detailed marketing data of its kind. Promoting your products and services to small builders and contractors is now easier than ever. The database contains over 23,000 building contractors and firms across the UK (with 17,800 verified email addresses) who provide a range of services in the building

and construction industry, ranging from extensions and home improvements to light commercial and new-build projects. Jade Greenhow, Operations Manager, comments: “The Local Builders Database is a powerful marketing tool, which can help you to drastically increase sales. With the ability to instantly create mailing, email or telesales lists, or a follow-up list for your sales team through our online system Salestracker, it

really can make a huge difference to help increase sales and marketing output exponentially.” The database contains details of companies with a turnover of up to £5m, making it ideal for building product suppliers, builders merchants, timber or plumbing merchants, window or door suppliers, or service suppliers relevant to the building and construction industry. Simply log on to Salestracker, Insight Data’s online database software, and select the builders you want to target by location and sectors, with data verified and updated in real-time. Salestracker is the world’s first fully integrated sales and marketing platform created specifically for the building and fenestration industry. It combines real-time prospect data with a powerful online portal with full CRM, map integration and credit profiling. For more information on how you can utilise the Local Builders Database and Salestracker software contact Insight Data on 01934 808293 or email ENQUIRY-Card 506

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Students Reap Benefit of Wetherby IWI Students in Headingly, Leeds are reaping the benefits of having Wetherby’s internal wall insulation system installed, to help improve the energy efficiency of their living quarters. Being on the doorstep of Leeds University, Headingly is densely populated with traditional Victorian houses that have been converted into student bedsits. On this particular scheme, three hundred plus bedsits were supported by the GDHIF funding and since many of the homes displayed intricate architectural features, where planning permission would never be granted for EWI, Wetherby’s EpsiLine Internal Wall Insulation System was the perfect solution. Both the tenants and landlords on this scheme have been delighted with the results. One particular young lady commented ‘Visually, you can’t even tell the difference, but my room feels a heck of a lot warmer now’.

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New investment initiates Unilog Pro Sales Boost

The latest addition to Samac’s Performance Range is the Performance Decking screw that is packed with features to make fixing decking fast, simple and secure. The Performance Decking screws have all the top quality features that make fixing soft and hardwoods simple, plus attributes that are especially pertinent to decking. A special serrated thread cuts through wood and reduces torque, while the Type17 cut point reduces splitting and minimises the need for pre-drilling. To make decking last for years without losing its appearance, there is a locking thread at the top of the Performance Decking screw which secures the screw to the decking board to prevent movement. A special ACQ corrosionresistant coating is unaffected by the treatments found on some decking boards and will withstand a minimum of 1000 hours on a salt spray test. The screws are a natural brown colour to give a appealing, professional finish to any decking project.

M&M Timber’s Unilog Pro landscaping timbers look set to become one of the company’s best selling products of the year, following further investment at the company’s Worcestershire manufacturing centre. Demand for M&M Timber’s market leading Unilog Pro landscaping timbers continues to grow and this has initiated new investment to step up production output to meet demand. Stockholding has now increased dramatically after the recent commissioning of further drying kilns, used in the preservation process of Unilog Pro timbers, enabling a competitive 7-10 day turnaround of orders. Recommended for all commercial applications, Unilog Pro landscaping timbers are pressure treated with Tanalith E preservative in accordance with BS8417 and, significantly, are the only landscaping timbers on the market to be backed with a full written warranty by the company for a 15 year warranty, which can be extended to a full 30 years. ENQUIRY-Card 105 ENQUIRY-Card 106 ENQUIRY-Card 104

Bostik extends sponsorship of The Northern Premier League Leading adhesives and sealants provider Bostik has extended its sponsorship of The Northern Premier League until the end of the 2016/17 season through its well-known brand, EVO-STIK. The deal means the league will be known as ‘The EVO-STIK League’ for a seventh consecutive season and follows the recent extension of Bostik’s sponsorship of The Southern Football League. Formed in 1968, The Northern Premier League comprises of 68 clubs across three divisions the Premier Division,  Division One North  and  Division One South. Commenting on the new deal, Dale Poulton, Commercial Director of Bostik UK said: “The EVO-STIK League provides an ideal opportunity to promote our brand to all those involved in non-league football and allows us to put something back into the communities they live in. ENQUIRY-Card 107

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MOVANO FACTORY CONVERSIONS Whatever your trade demands, no job is too big for the Vauxhall Movano. With tipper, dropside and Luton models available, the Movano is big on choice. And because every Movano comes with a full 3 year/100,000 mile warranty, whichever model you choose, it will be fit for purpose.

COMMERCIAL VEHICLES The Wheels of Business 3 Years Warranty up to 100,000 miles. The warranty will expire when the vehicle has reached either 3 years or when the mileage limit has been exceeded, whichever occurs first. The warranty includes Vauxhall’s standard Customer Care be serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s servicing schedule. Terms and conditions apply. Available at participating Retailers only. Warranty only available on vehicles sourced from General Motors UK Limited. Full details available

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NEW SX Instant Paintable Caulk

Apply. Paint. Done Siroflex has developed a unique innovative sealant which is instantly over paintable. This high quality flexible acrylic sealant will save you time, money and effort. It is easy to apply, dries quickly and can be painted over immediately with water based and synthetic paints. It adheres perfectly without the use of a primer to most surfaces, has low odour, does not discolour paint and is not corrosive towards metals. It can be used for the sealing and filling of gaps and cracks where movement can occur such as those between plasterwork and window frames, door frames, skirting boards, windowsills and architraves. You will obtain the best possible end result with SX Instant Paintable Caulk.

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WHAT STARTS WHITE STAYS WHITE Forever White Hygienic Paint A highly durable, long lasting, moisture resistant paint that will protect against black mould growth in bathrooms and other areas of high humidity. Suitable for both walls and ceilings Forever White high quality, fast drying Paint allows two coats to be easily applied in one day to provide a hard wearing, impact resistant ďŹ nish. So you can quickly and effortlessly have a bathroom that not only starts white but stays white.


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16 Bathrooms & Kitchens . View our publication online at . March 2016 . Purus Manufacturer of Wetroom Floor Drains and Level-Access Gullies for All Environments

Kinedo by Saniflo is a hit with housebuilders The prestigious range of Kinedo shower cubicles by Saniflo is enjoying increasing success with premium housebuilders, as more switch from shower trays and enclosures to selfcontained cubicles, realising the great benefits offered by these hassle-free, no tiling and no grout showering solutions. Recently, Kensington Developments, Broadgate Homes and Larkfleet Homes have all taken the Kinedo Horizon shower cubicle, available as a corner, quadrant and recessed cubicle, with high quality 8mm toughened safety glass, built-in shower valve, contemporary rainshower head and handset and hose. Contemporary and luxurious in design, achieving the ontrend, luxurious hotel-look bathroom that is guaranteed to be leak free and does not even require silicone, has never been easier than with the Kinedo Horizon. ENQUIRY-Card 148

Franke’s Maris Built Under ceiling hood can be installed in minutes Franke’s Maris Built Under ceiling hood features a ‘plug and play’ system that makes it so easy-to-install that the job can be completed in under 15 minutes, providing a quick turnaround for domestic and commercial projects. When fitted, the stainless steel hood with a white glass base creates a stylish, ‘floating on air’ appearance yet remains unobtrusive in the kitchen space. The hood operates in re-circulatory mode only, so is ideal for use in any kitchen where ducting is not possible. It has three speeds, plus an ‘intense’ speed setting for short, powerful bursts to remove unpleasant odours quickly and efficiently. It also uses low energy comfort lights to provide a more ambient light in the kitchen. For ease of use, it comes with a remote control. For added peace of mind, it comes with a two year Franke guarantee. ENQUIRY-Card 149

Purus Limited is the manufacturer of quality Swedish wetroom and levelaccess drainage products for domestic, commercial and industrial environments, including the BBACertified Minimax 50 and the Purusline Living linear channel. Now featured on BIMobject and recently installed in the 67-bed Lord Street Care Home in Redcar, Cleveland; the Minimax 50 is not only the world’s shallowest wetroom drain incorporating the patented NOOD no-odour water trap, which will not omit any foul air even when dried out; it is also extremely simple to clean and maintain. ENQUIRY-Card 150

Kaldewei – KA 90 ultra flat waste fittings for floor-level showers With the highest standards to the lowest depths, Kaldewei steel enamel shower surfaces can be installed flush or low profile using its innovative KA 90 waste fittings. A total of four new fittings are available for virtually every installation situation, including the KA 90 Ultra Flat. The KA 90 Ultra Flat delivers an exceptionally flat waste fitting with an installed height of only 61mm and excellent drain away performance. Given that there must be a sealing water height of 50mm, the KA 90 delivers a result that is flatter than standard drainage systems for tiled shower areas. Ideal for plumbers,

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Zuri digital shower: The smart choice from Aqualisa Aqualisa invented the first digital shower and is Britain’s best-selling digital shower company. Aqualisa’s digital ranges provide quick and easy installation and maintenance plus great performance and consumer benefits. Central to the concept of digital showers is the separation of the valve from the control as the digital valve can be sited away from the showering area. Aqualisa Zuri is the ideal retro fit rail solution. It’s also the perfect complement to any bathroom style with user friendly features including intuitive push button control, LED indicator and optional one touch divert and remote control.

EASY 5 STEP INSTALLATION 1 READ INSTALLATION GUIDE Ensure all the correct tools and components are to hand and read through the guide 2 LOCATE DIGITAL VALVE AND CONNECT SUPPLIES Choose a convenient location for the digital valve, secure it, connect the hot and cold pipes 3 FIT THE RAIL ASSEMBLY Drill a hole in the ceiling. Feed the rail assembly through, secure to the finished wall. (Two holes are needed wheninstalling a fixed head divert system). 4 MAKE FINAL CONNECTIONS Connect blended outlet pipe to the valve, plug in the data cable and turn on the supplies. (Two pipe connections required when installing a divert system). 5 INSTALLATION COMPLETE Fit handset and hose and you’re done! Twitter: @Aqualisashowers ENQUIRY-Card 521 ENQUIRY-Card 522

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Altro Pisces harnesses innovative technology to create home from home in wet environments Altro has unveiled innovative Altro PiscesTM, a wet environment safety flooring for shoes and bare feet which combines all the benefits of safety flooring with the look and feel of home.

Altro Pisces is the first flooring to be developed with new AltroBeadTM Technology, giving a soft and domestic feel developed with comfort, warmth and relaxation in mind and avoiding the clinical feel that some home-fromhome environments create. With a Pendulum Test Value (PTV) of ≥50, a soft-look finish and 16 attractive shades, Altro Pisces allows you to bridge the gap between high-performance safety flooring and demands for domestic-style flooring, bringing together the best of both worlds. Altro Pisces uses unique AltroBead Technology. For each of the shades, tiny beads in three carefully selected hues are blended and evenly distributed into the flooring on top of the base colour. The result is the consistent, soft appearance that you would expect and want from domestic interiors. The subtle blend of four colours in each shade makes matching or choosing walls and fixtures much easier. Developed for environments such as care homes, student accommodation, spas and social housing, Altro Pisces has been designed to fit perfectly with Altro WhiterockTM hygienic wall cladding, forming a sealed, watertight system for enhanced safety and hygiene. Combined with the smooth appearance of Altro Whiterock SatinsTM or Altro Whiterock DigicladTM, it creates an impressive high-end look and allows tailored designs, resulting in exactly the look and feel required. When it comes to safety, Altro Pisces is

uncompromising. It provides slipresistance of one in a million against common contaminants found in wet environments including shampoo, conditioner and shower gel (tested using slider 96 (shoes) and slider 55 (bare feet)). It provides a high level of slip-resistance whether wet or dry, putting less pressure on maintenance teams to keep flooring dry. This means that carers can focus on bathing, drying and dressing residents without having to worry about them or their patient slipping. With the product durability you would expect from Altro, Altro Pisces maintains its slip-resistance throughout its lifetime, making it resistant to wear and tear from shoes yet developed to go easy on bare feet. Altro Pisces’ nature-inspired shades and soft finish make it the perfect choice for home adaptations, where keeping vulnerable users and their carers safe is paramount. ENQUIRY-Card 524

Luxe, Italian-styled looks with RAK Harmony Collection RAK Ceramics Harmony bathroom collection offers a luxurious, Italian-designed range of sanitary ware and basins, complemented with stylish matching furniture and accessories. Defined by a simplistic yet stunning design, Harmony’s curved lines and sleek design features are ideal for creating a spa-like look. From neat wall hung WC to wide, statement basins, the collection works in total ‘harmony’ providing a stunning design at an affordable price. The Harmony sanitary ware range includes five pieces – a close coupled, back to wall and wall hung WC, and a matching back to wall and wall hung bidet – which each gently taper from the base to a curved pan. All WC’s are complemented by the new RAK concealed hanging frame in 6/3ltr or 4.5/3ltre, and a quick release soft close seat and cover promotes easy cleaning. Matching basins are offered in a wide rectangular trough format and a half moon design

with a full or half pedestal. There are also three countertop washbasins, in oval, rectangle and circular designs, and a new range of chrome Harmony taps, in high-rise and short formats, with angular or curved spouts. RAK’s Harmony bathroom furniture brings a host of practical features to the range, whilst reflecting its signature look. The contemporary-styled units have a high gloss white painted finish, with wood finish side panels, and are offered in

widths of 90cms and 120cms. Design features include an open display ledge over a push/release drawer, and ambient strip lighting which provides subtle night-time illumination. The stylish furniture is ideal for specification alongside the Harmony counter washbasins and the statement basin, which spans the full width of the unit for a neat finish. Other RAK storage options include a variety of mirror-fronted cabinets, incorporating sensor

switches, back lights, shaver sockets, demister pads and – for music in the bathroom Bluetooth compatibility. To complete the look, RAK bath options include San Sebastian – a freestanding, contemporary styled bath offered with a straight or curved floor standing mono bath shower mixer. Wall and floors can then be decorated with surfaces from RAK’s extensive Tile Collection. New designs for 2016 span from Metropol a range of discreet grey and

beige surfaces in natural effects and matching 3D decors - to Zig Zago, with its zig-zag pattern, muted base colours and highly decorative mixedtone tiles. To find our more, please contact RAK Ceramics on tel. 01730 237850, email or visit ENQUIRY-Card 525

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Deva launches new sensor tap range Deva, part of the Methven UK Group, has launched a new range of chrome sensor taps. Consisting of four different models, two deck mounted and two wall mounted, the contemporary designed taps are suitable for both cold and pre-mixed water. Each model has a 70 second flow cut off, meaning that water usage is limited should the tap not be automatically switched off via the sensor. The taps require a minimum water pressure of 0.5 bar and are recommended for use with a thermostatic blending valve to set a maximum water temperature. Able to run off battery or mains power, the taps all feature moisture and water resistant control units, plus vandal and scratch resistant sensor windows to increase product longevity. The additions further strengthen the existing Deva by Methven range of sensor taps, suitable for a wide range of both commercial and residential applications.

New Aqualisa website Mobile optimised with easy ordering to save installers time. Shower specialists Aqualisa have launched a new website with a dedicated installer homepage. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mobile optimised with clear, accessible installation guides, an easy ordering process and booking for the renowned Aqualisa training courses all in one place. The new installer parts store is also easier to use with all the spares installers could need. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We hope the mobile capability and streamlined ordering process will help busy installers on the go,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; says Dave May, Aqualisa Technical Product Trainer. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Now they can get the information when they need it, even between jobs and order a spare cartridge or any other part quickly and easily.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The site was also designed to inspire consumers. The products have been re-organised to make the process of choosing a shower simple with a handy three step tool helps configure a shower with specs, design details and price and all in one place.

GROHE is offering a variety of new SMART reward products GROHE is delighted to offer a brand new range of products as part of its SMART reward scheme for installers. GROHEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SMART scheme allows professional installers to get more for their money. As a SMART member you will receive and accumulate points called SMARTS from purchasing any of GROHEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1,700 products which are included in the scheme. The more products you buy, the more points you accumulate. The range of products includes in front of and behind the wall installations. The SMARTS can then be exchanged for rewards, designed to benefit the installer. Membership to GROHE SMART is completely free and attuned to your needs: get benefits, rewards and information specially tailored to you and your requirements. Designed to be quick and easy to use, simply download the SMART Reader app on your mobile device, or register online at to start enjoying the benefits.

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SplashPanel PVC waterproof panelling, available from International Decorative Surfaces, will be available in a 1200mm panel width from February 2016 in addition to the existing 1000mm panel. The new panel size is being introduced as the perfect match for one of the most popular shower tray sizes as the trend for large scale showering grows, offering greater design flexibility in showers, wetrooms and bathrooms. SplashPanel provides a stylish decorative solution as a cost-effective alternative to tiles in the commercial and domestic sectors. They can be fitted with joinery skills, eliminating the need for wet trades. The panels are cut to size and can be directly bonded to a sound, flat and plumb sub surface or a timber batten frame system, allowing for quick and easy installation.

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Its all in the detail Deralam have now available large stocks of 25mm solid surface worktops ready for nationwide delivery. For samples and Display stands, please contact our national sales office Deralam Laminates Ltd, West Coast Park, Bradley Lane, Standish, Wigan WN6 0YR southern depot : Units 10 / 10a Woodside Park, Foster Av. Dunstable LU5 5TA National Sales Line: Tel: 01257 478540 Fax: 01257 478550 Email: ENQUIRY-Card 528

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ERP A-Ratings: Six months on and market makes definitive choices Six months on from the implementation of the Energy Labelling Directive (ErP) and Rinnai is reporting direct benefits from the legislative transparency for buyers wanting and needing the most energy efficient range of hot water heating units for commercial and domestic applications. Rinnai is the UK’s leading innovator in the design and manufacturer of hot water heating systems. It offers the industry’s leading A-rated range of Infinity continuous flow gas fired water heaters, The ErP Arating applies over the complete Infinity range – from small domestic models to XXL sized industrial units. Rinnai is the only manufacturer that can field a expansive range of continuous flow gas fired water heaters which meets and exceeds the demands of the new legislation.

The level of enquiries about the A-rated, technically advanced appliances from consultants and contractors in all sectors

has escalated ever since the publication of independent testing results were announced. “We are very happy that the transparency of the Eco labelling directive clearly shows that Rinnai’s best-in-the-market energy rating scores has made the Infinity range the No 1 one choice for both professionals and end users looking for proven efficiencies,” says Goggin. “ErP labelling offers a clear guide for choosing the most efficient units.” To make sure the appliances comply with EU rules for energy labelling Rinnai ensured all its appliances were tested twice – first at the Rinnai plant where units undergo rigorous interrogation by the company’s expert engineers and then again a notified body that bestowed the coveted A- rated label on the products.

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Goggin continues: “The facts are there to be seen. In an ErP competitor comparison, the nearest competing brand to Rinnai have A rated labels in there condensing category, yet close inspection of the labels will reveal that there are significant differences in kWh annum and GJ annum performance WHEN comparing Rinnai to other brands. The competitions have also produced B rated labels for their non-condensing array, whereas Rinnai shows A rated for its HD50i, HD55i and HD55e. This is a defining key performance indicator for specifiers, installers and end users alike, giving confidence they are buying the best energy efficient kit available today.” Goggin goes on to explain that specifiers have come to realise that advantages of the Rinnai system don’t stop at the Arated label., The Rinnai the range has even more to offer in terms of efficiencies as the Arating applies only when a unit is in use – i.e. when fuel is being burnt. As a Rinnai unit will only use fuel when water is drawn it scores even more efficiencies over any stored hot water system.” Goggin concludes: “The industry has embraced Rinnai’s

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26 Heating & Plumbing . View our publication online at . March 2016 . RINNAI INFINITY DOMESTIC & LIGHT COMMERCIAL UNITS

NEW: The 24kW multipoint Rinnai Infinity 11i with push fit flue is capable of 8.4 litres per minute and joins the 16i (35kW/16 litres per minute) and the Rinnai Infinity 17e for external mounting (37kW/17 litres per minute). The Rinnai Tankless K26i internal domestic water heater delivers up to 107% net thermal efficiency. HEAVY DUTY CONDENSING (HDC) INFINITY MODELS

NEW: The Infinity HDC1600i Low-NOx-tested to below 20 ppm NOx, produces the lowest emissions on the market, with 107% net thermal efficiencies. The newly developed unit with down-firing burner allows increased efficiency. The established award winning condensing HDC1200 internal and external models show an impressive energy performance of 107% net thermal efficiency while the larger Rinnai HDC1500 internal and external models turn in 105% net thermal efficiency. NEW: The Rinnai Infinity Low NOx HD55i internal water heater is a room sealed, wall hung, LPG or natural gas fired continuous flow water

heater. The Infinity Low NOx 55i is capable of supplying in excess  of 820 litres per hour, whilst producing less than 20 ppm NOx. Up to 25 units can be cascaded to supply any specification. RINNAI INFINITY SPECIFIC BESPOKE PACKAGES

NEW: The Rinnai Bespoke Package Design created to provide better on-site efficiency and is supplied to site in bundles. The A rated systems offer the highest efficiencies and can be G3 compliant and offers the best guidance to support legionella (ACOP L8). The package also includes scale protection options to maximise system efficiency. RINNAI SOLO NEW: The Infinity Solo condensing low NOX water heater, is the first Rinnai product for the UK to combine the advanced technology of its wall mounted continuous flow water heaters with a stainless steel storage cylinder in one compact unit, boosting recovery rates of as little as 19 minutes and low standing losses. RINNAI INFINITY PLUS The Infinity Plus solution brings

Flexenergy Launches UK First in PB Pipe Network Control Flexenergy, one of the UK’s leading providers of district heating scheme pipe networks, has developed the UK’s first pre-insulated valve system for Polybutene (PB-1) pipe applications. V-Flex will transform the ability of operators to control and service PB networks by delivering zonal control via pre-insulated valve technology that can be fusion welded directly to the main network. The valve innovation includes a key-operated steel ball valve inside a polyethylene casing, insulated by PUR foam, and incorporates PB tails for a fully welded connection to a Polybutene pipe network. “The V-Flex valve system means it is now possible to create an all-plastic fusion weld to the main network, thereby avoiding a secondary joint, with its inherent weakness,” said Sandy Fairley, Sales Director at Flexenergy. ENQUIRY-Card 112

together multiple units of the company’s award-winning water heaters into single, easily manoeuvrable modules. RINNAI INFINITY PLUS STORAGE

Using a modular system of either internal or external Rinnai HD or HDC units and a stainless steel storage vessel, demands in excess of 20,000 litres per hour can be satisfied. RINNAI RENEWABLES HEATING SOLUTIONS

Rinnai units used as a gas booster to solar thermal or heat pump installations maximise renewable gain. RINNAI DIGITAL, BMS GATEWAY AND CONTROLLERS

For commercial buildings, Rinnai’s integral smart controls are compatible with sophisticated BMS Gateway technology. COMMON FLUE HEADER SYSTEM

Rinnai has also pioneered a common header flue system to streamline manifolded installations of its awardwinning Infinity condensing continuous flow gas water heaters.

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RINNAI A-RATED INFINITY RANGE FOR AN INFINITE SUPPLY OF SAFE HOT WATER Rinnai offers what is claimed to be the most energy efficient and cost effective range of Arated energy labelled appliances with load profiles to cover domestic to large industrial applications.

Ideal Commercial Boilers has supplied two Imax Xtra floor standing condensing 120kW boilers to Edinburgh Castle, which have been installed to provide reliable, low cost heating and hot water for the army barracks situated adjacent to the castle. Ideal Commercial’s Imax Xtra boilers generate heating and hot water for both the officers’ mess and the Governor’s private residence. The boiler installation was part of a refurbishment project that was unrolled to upgrade the heating systems within a number of buildings owned by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Historic Scotland, the organisation responsible for the conservation of Edinburgh Castle and its related buildings. This extensive project included the installation of various condensing, pressure jet and atmospheric models boilers from the Ideal Commercial range.

Vokèra is delighted to launch the new BeSMART Wi-Fi enabled thermostat, an easy to install, internet connected device, specifically designed for heating control. This smart thermostat allows homeowners to change and adapt their heating systems at their convenience through the BeSMART App. Easy to set up and install, the new control package is intuitive to use and is compatible with the Vokèra technology as well as systems from the vast majority of major heating brands. “The BeSMART thermostat is going to revolutionise heating control for homeowners and installers,” comments Neil Mattock, Marketing Director at Vokèra. “People will have more control over their heating than ever before – they can programme individual settings, manage different zones and even control the system remotely.

Animation explains new approach to heating for new-build homes Heat pump manufacturer, Mitsubishi Electric has just released a short animation which explains the new approach to heating and hot water provision now available from the latest addition to the Ecodan range of air source heat pumps. As the nation looks to build new homes to meet demand, the hot water requirements of these houses requires a different approach, to help reduce emissions whilst delivering warm and cosy places for people to live. Buildings account for 44 per cent of all UK CO2 emissions (more than industry or transport) and space heating and hot water account for almost 75 per cent of total energy consumed in homes. Yet the balance between hot water and heating is different in new built properties is different from older homes because of a reduction in fabric U-values and thermal bridging. ENQUIRY-Card 113 ENQUIRY-Card 114 ENQUIRY-Card 115

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Rinnai’s Infinity HDC1600i/e low NoX, gas-fired continuous flow water heater, delivers commercial qualities of hot water - up to 37 litres per minute on demand - to any site and application. An important feature that demonstrates efficiencies is the fact that Rinnai, manufacturer of the industry’s widest range of continuous flow gas fired water heaters, has ‘A’ rated Ecolabels on all of its units. Eco-labelling of products offers transparency to specifiers and end users a clear and simple guide when sourcing the most energy efficient hot water heating units. Rinnai products also meet and exceed the requirements of the Building Regulations Part L (fuel and power) and with these bespoke system arrangements they can offer G3 and ACOP L8 best practice. Any possibility of Legionella breeding at its trigger point of 40 degrees C is minimised as Rinnai units have no tanks and therefore limit the environment for bacteria production. Rinnai injected innovation into the UK market in 2003 when it introduced the first fully electronically-controlled gas continuous flow hot water system to the UK. The Rinnai Infinity series HDC1600i/e Low NOx is

capable of delivering in excess 2000 litres per hour. It has efficiencies of up to 107% and can realistically claim to be one of the most efficient hot water heating units of its kind available in UK. The HDC1600i/e Low NOx is an on-demand style hot water heating unit – suitable for natural gas or LPG - and it has NO storage cylinder. This means that there is no needless waste of energy from constantly reheating a stored body of water for when there is demand. Energy is only used on a Rinnai unit when there is demand – simple as that. Therefore there is a big potential of annualised fuel saving costs of a HDC1600i/e low NoX unit - these costs can be minimised next to any comparable type of storage water heater, such as gas direct fired storage water heater or indirect cylinder system connected to the heating boiler. Rinnai Infinity HDC1600i/e Low NOx can boost the modulation 14:1, 56.6kW to 4.0kW, on both Natural gas and LPG gas and operate at a flow

rate of as low as 1.5l/min. Thanks to this high modulation range, the Rinnai HDC1600i/e low NoX ensures that the optimum amount of energy is used to heat the water, minimising waste and maximising system efficiencies. A major feature is derived from the innovative down firing premix burner that guarantees ultra-low NoX emissions, achieves the Ultra-low emission level of 30mg/kWh (tested with Natural gas based on gross calorific value under the condition of O2 0%), which will comply and surpass NoX requirement in the EU Ecodesign directive which comes into effective in 2018. HDC1600 i/e Low NOx can be used in manifolded banks of water heaters with Rinnai Manifold Electronic Control System. The maximum number in a bank is 25 units manifolded and this will supply in excess of 24,000 litres/hour of hot water raised 50 degrees C. ENQUIRY-Card 535

PassivHaus design maintains indoor environment using Omnie MVHR With less than 400 PassivHaus certified properties so far completed across the UK, the ultra-low energy standard from Germany can still be viewed as nascent in this country, though there are many compliant components and technologies available to assist in these designs: such as the mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system offered by Omnie. The highly efficient Passive house certified CA550 heat recover unit (HRU) has in fact just been installed as a crucial element to the building services within a private residential property under construction near Tiverton in

Devon. The two storey 200 square metre structure replaces an earlier dwelling on the Bampton site where Gale & Snowden is the specialist architectural consultant and passive house designer responsible for the specification process. In addition to the ducted central ventilation system, which will constantly harvest warmth from extracted stale air, the new home uses a holistic set of measures in order to keep energy usage within the tightly controlled PassivHaus parameters. These include a super-insulated building envelope, use of thermal mass to mitigate extremes of temperature and standards of airtightness so exacting as

to restrict air changes to below 0.6 per hour. The latter figure, set by the PassivHaus Institute, is so low that it would lead to problems of stale, moisture laden air becoming trapped in the living spaces, with the possibility of it causing condensation, damp and damage to the fabric of the building or even “sick building syndrome” which adversely affects the health of the occupants. The CA550 HRU itself is designed to run continuously at a cost of approximately 30 pence per day, depending on the tariff and is extremely quiet in operation as well as offering such sophistications as automatic summer bypass and a boost facility for

when humidity levels increase. Overall the Omnie CA550 HRU is 92 % efficient making it fully compliant with SAP, as well as able to feature in a near-to-zero energy house design such as has been created by Hugh and his wife along with their consultants. This advanced ventilation solution is also a key component to Omnie’s whole house offering which can also feature renewable energy in the form of ground and air source heat pumps, a wide selection of underfloor heating systems with sophisticated control options. ENQUIRY-Card 536



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THE FASTEST DOOR IN THE WEST! Somerset based Garador is recognised as Britain’s leading garage door maker….but this innovative company also leads the way for fast and easy fixing. Ordering a precision engineered Up & Over door with a steel frame will give you the quickest and most accurate fit possible. All you need to do is fit the frame straight onto the brickwork with as little as 7 fixings for a canopy gear door and 11 fixings for a retractable gear door and the job is done. The frame can be fitted either between or behind the opening. Garador’s Managing Director Simon Hipgrave says: “Garador’s wide choice of designs and colours plus good pricing is a big selling point;

now with our fast and easy fixing, our Up & Overs with a steel frame will ensure Garador remains the top favourite among all builders, installers and home owners across the UK.” This saves time and money, and so it is no wonder that Garador’s Up & Over garage doors are now Britain’s top selling garage door. Unlike many other manufacturers, when you order a Garador Up & Over door for instance, it comes complete with all the fixings to ensure the door can be installed with minimum effort,

minimum time and minimum scope for error. With years of experience behind them, Garador understands it is the extras that can also take time…but here the steel frame results in very accurate installations without the need to fill in unsightly gaps with strips of

PVC or similar; and the frame comes factory painted to exactly match the colour of the garage door, so no additional painting is required. “All our products are developed to be functional and longlasting,” said Garador’s managing director Simon Hipgrave. “We also offer 24/7

Vufold introduces matching windows to its Ultra and Supreme range of Bifold doors Vufold, the leading British manufacturing retailer of bifold doors is radically transforming its offer to customers and the building trade with the addition of matching windows to its hugely popular Ultra and Supreme range of external bi-folding doors. The windows will be manufactured in the UK to the same high standard as Vufold’s doors, and the company is sourcing its timber from the same suppliers so as to maintain consistency of quality. Windows matching the Ultra range of aluminium clad doors will come in a choice of a grey or white aluminium external finish, with an oak veneer finish

to the interior that has three coats of clear polyurethane surface that allows the beauty of the wood grain to show, adding a warm feel to the room. The Ultra windows also come complete with a powder coated aluminium clip-on window cill and a choice of internal handles. The Supreme range of windows is constructed from thermally broken aluminium frames set in a double glazed

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unit and comes with a choice of contemporary grey or stunning white aluminium powder coating. The Supreme windows also come complete with a powder coated thermally broken aluminium cill, and are completed by a brushed graphite handle as standard. The external aluminium surfaces on both ranges are guaranteed against defects for 15 years.

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Customers will be able to choose from a range of 13 different windows including single, double and triple paned sets. There will also be a choice of fixed and various opening options from left, right, bottom and one third top of the frame. Widths will vary from 620 to 1720 centimetres, and heights from 1040 to 2090 centimetres. The windows will only be available in double glazed units. Marketing Manager for Vufold, Kerry Murphy-Kaytan says the introduction of the windows is the next step towards Vufold providing the full package of doors and windows when it comes to house renovation, upgrading or building new extensions. “For quite a while now we have been aware of the discerning nature of our customers and how they value aesthetics and quality when it comes to installing new doors and windows. With Vufold now manufacturing our own windows to the same high quality standards as our bifolding doors, customers will be able to have total confidence that their homes look great, have a consistent style and will be insulated to the best possible specifications.” As with all Vufold products, the windows come complete with everything needed for installation, including fixing kit and easy to follow instructions. Prices start from £449 up to £1,469. To discover more about Vufold, visit

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Hörmann's HST side-sliding garage door combines style & innovation The latest advances in garage door technology can be found in the side-sliding HST sectional from Hörmann, which offers unique features for special fitting situations. An ideal fit if headroom is limited, the HST is perfect for creating a style statement while maintaining high levels of security. Side-sliding doors recess quietly and smoothly into tracks along the garage wall, offering an ultra-modern alternative to the traditional sectional door.

Precise and easy door travel is achieved with Hörmann's unique twin rollers, which make the HST one of the most stable side-sliding sectionals on the market. The open-ended aluminium floor rail is easy to keep free from leaves and debris, all while guiding the door panels safely and securely – an essential feature for both the manual and automated versions. Double automatic safety cut-outs and the designed in finger trap protection add to the safe operation of this door. 42mm thick polyurethane insulation enhances the strength and rigidity of each panel and helps this door achieve a creditable thermal Uvalue of 1.8 W/m2K, for a fitted door. Not only is Hörmann’s HST innovative in its design, including its multiple security and safety aspects, it also boasts the world's first handle actuated, automatic wicket door function. This unique feature means that a simple press of the handle or handset will open the door to a selected point. Therefore, an alternative separate pedestrian entrance is created, giving the end user the ultimate in convenience. The HST is also compatible with Hörmann’s BiSecur Gateway. This two-way radio system allows homeowners to use a smartphone to check whether the door is open or closed, and operate it with the push of a button. Using the same level of encryption as online banking, the system is highly secure. Naturally, a wide range of decorative options are available, from different styles of windows to textured surface finishes and assorted handles - all of which can add to the door’s stunning kerb-side appeal. Whatever your design challenge, Hörmann has the products, expertise and knowledge to deliver the perfect style of garage door, whatever the budget. For more information, contact the service team on 01530 516 888 or visit ENQUIRY-Card 541

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Network VEKA celebrates its 20th anniversary with an AGM to remember! Industry-leading installer support organisation Network VEKA has celebrated another fantastic AGM and glittering awards ceremony in StratfordUpon-Avon. Around 250 people attended the organisation's annual event in this, its 20th year. The day began with an informative, specially-built 'Business Centre' where a host of specialists were on hand to answer questions and offer advice to member companies. Attendees had the opportunity to learn how suppliers in areas such as finance and marketing could help enhance and increase business opportunities. Member companies were also reminded of the favourable rates and specialist services available from Network VEKA's Affiliate Partners. The official AGM rounded off the afternoon, with speakers such as John Ogilvie (Network VEKA's MD) and Dave Jones (MD of The VEKA UK Group) guiding attendees through the year's accounts and achievements as well as Acceptable in the 80s

outlining future plans for the organisation. Before sharing an entertaining video looking back over 20 years of Network VEKA milestones, John praised the membership for all they've achieved in the 12 months since the last AGM: “You installed over £66m of product, taking the cumulative total since 1996 to over £950m. “At £3700, average installed values are the highest for eight years and still overall customer satisfaction rates remain around 97%. The Network VEKA Academy has seen more than 70 people gain an NVQ in either installation or surveying proving that Network VEKA members surpass any industry 'minimum standards'. “A number of members have already achieved the BSI kitemark for the installation of windows and doors Teen wolf was among the 80s icons in attendance

A full list of regional winners follows below: Best in Scotland: Norscot Joinery and Thistle Windows and Conservatories Best in Ireland: Betterhomes Best in the Midlands: Rugby Double Glazing Best in the North West: Cheadle Glass Best in the South: KJM Group Best in the South East: Grovewood of Essex, t/a Atlas

through Network VEKA's association with BSI. In summary, 2015 was yet another year of fantastic achievements, firsts and innovations!” With the official AGM presentation out of the way, it was time to go 'back to the future' with an evening celebrating the best of the 1980s! The Gala Dinner and Awards Evening kicked off at 6.30pm in black-tie style, with visitors enjoying a champagne reception before the Awards were announced by John Ogilvie. Overall National Winner was Frames Conservatories Direct, for the second year in a row! John Ogilvie congratulated the team for retaining the 'top' title for the second consecutive year, after winning 'Best Newcomer' only the year prior. “To win Best in Eastern England and Overall National Winner really is a tremendous Evening fancy dress

achievement. “You are competing against the very best of the best - up and down the country - so to come out on top for the second year in a row says a lot about the service your customers receive. “You deserve to be very proud and I'm pleased to be the first to congratulate you on another national win.” I should be so lucky. Lucky, lucky, lucky. The chance to win one of the many impressive prizes available on the night encouraged members to dig out their wallets and snap up raffle tickets. Donations towards 1980s props also contributed towards Network VEKA raising £1500 for Derian House Children's Hospice. I wanna dance with somebody The evening was rounded off with a 1980s tribute band, with many members changing out of their black tie attire to celebrate the best(?) of '80s fashion. They put on their parachute pants, shoved in their shoulder pads and 'moon walked' the night away. After all, it was acceptable in the '80s!

Windows and Doors Best in the South West: Rodda & Hocking Best in Wales: J & P Home Improvements Best in Western England: Shane Howells Best in Central England: Lewington and Son Best in North East and Yorkshire: David Brunskill Best in Eastern England: Frames Conservatories Direct Best New Member – North: BMW Building Products Best New Member – South: Wilson Windows

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Pyramid Profiles moves to Halo after twenty years'

Steve Davis radio adverts pot thousands in sales

A Walsall-based trade fabricator of PVC-U windows and doors, Pyramid Profiles has announced its move to using Halo profile as well as other VEKA UK Group products after 20 years of working exclusively with another systems supplier. The family-run company now manufactures a wide range of Halo products, including the chamfered System 10 and sculptured Rustique profiles; conservation and heritage favourite, FlushSash; and The VEKA UK Group's innovative Imagine Patio and Bi-Fold Doors. “We'd been looking for some time for a systems supplier to help take our business forward; not only through superior products but a great support package too”, explains Pyramid Profiles' Managing Director, Paul Bailey. “You need only read the trade press to see story after story of customer support and satisfaction with Halo.

The Window Outlet is making the most of Network VEKA's extensive support and enjoying big business benefits. Director Graeme Pritt quickly became an advocate for Network VEKA's radio adverts after trialling their effect for The Window Outlet. “I've never really rated radio adverts before; I wasn't convinced that they translated into any realistic sales. However, I thought I'd test the Steve Davis adverts on our local station, CFM, and see if they made any difference to our business. “They've actually worked so well, I've just booked them to run for another month! “We took all three Steve Davis adverts and we adapted them with our own jingle. It's a catchy tune that starts with the words 'it's a beautiful day'. ENQUIRY-Card 116 ENQUIRY-Card 117

The Premdor range of High Pressure Laminatees (HPL) offer, du urability a , strength, excellent impacct and scrattch resistance with superior performance. Caappturing the latest colour trends, realistic wood o grain effects, deep textures and raised patterns, this superb range exudees elegance.

CW 50-HI now offers better thermal insulation than ever Reynaers has launched its improved aluminium Concept Wall 50-HI (High Insulation) system, which offers better thermal insulation properties than ever before. This new variant of CW 50 benefits from improved insulation profiles, which can achieve an impressive insulation value (Uf) down to 0.56 W/m2K with a glass thickness of 60 mm. Previously this was 0.73 W/m2K, while the standard CW 50 system has a Uf value of 1.7 W/m2K. As the CW 50-HI is now provided with standard glazing gaskets, the aluminium curtain wall system is suitable for even heavy duty triple glazing, up to a maximum of 61 mm. A further advantage of the new CW 50-HI system is the ease of production and installation. The insulation profile used in the HI system consists of a precut part, so that drainage canals can be incorporated easily.

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The exciting new innovative PORTFOLIO collection of internal veneered doors from Premdor consists of four themed ranges, Natural, Exotic, Contemporary and Classic. All are made in the UK and utilise Premdor’s cutting edge technology, Veneer Match, which presents real veneers with consistent grain and colour yet still allows for individual personality ensuring they are never identical. The PORTFOLIO Contemporary range is centred around four subranges, each individually striking. Mocha horizontal grain is characterised by rich modern tones and would be equally at home in a Boutique hotel as it would in a luxurious penthouse apartment. Charcoal Grey is centred around a horizontal grain door, a vertical grain door and an elegant horizontal grain with a four line black inlay. Designed to excite, this range creates immediate impact combined with unparalleled versatility. Lastly in the PORTFOLIO Contemporary collection is the Light Grey range. With an extensive choice of five unique looks including horizontal grain, light grey two stile, four line vertical or horizontal with black inlay and the dramatic black and light grey two stile model. When this range is complemented with modern glazing options, the result will inspire any Architect, Designer or Contractor who know that details matter. To see more of the exciting Portfolio Collection request a catalogue by ringing 0844 2090008 or visit ENQUIRY-Card 547

Nordan launches New Security Entrance Door

The new doorset has all the attributes of NorDan’s well established composite entrance doorsets which have been on the market for a long time and are popular throughout Europe. Key attributes of any NorDan entrance doorset is its strength to resist forced entry, in keeping with Secured by Design initiatives. In addition the doorsets provide a high level of weather resistance in exposed NorDan has designed a locations. It combines a long life cycle new front entrance with minimum maintenance required. doorset for the UK NTech security entrance market, following doorsets come in five different extensive consultations styles, and all are offered in RAL NCS colours, with white as with local authorities, and standard. Four styles have housing associations glazed panels allowing additional light into a hallway, and Police initiatives. the fifth is a solid door. It’s called the NTech security The door achieves 1.0 to 1.2 entrance door, and comes with w/m2K thermal u-values, and high quality, high security gives extremely good security Winkhaus mulit point locking attributes giving residents system and Hoppe security great peace of mind. handles. Ideally suited for large The NTech Security doorset or small projects where a combines NorDan’s 90 years of volume of secure and long manufacturing experience with lasting front entrance doorsets Norwegian integrity and are required, with or without NorDan’s fine reputation for glazed panels, it will be of innovation. interest to housing associations, NorDan celebrates its 90th local authorities and anniversary this year. Founded in Moi, Norway in 1926, the contractors.

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Unique hardware solutions revealed at FIT Show Barrier Components Ltd are to exhibit once more at the FIT show to be held on the 12th – 14th April (stand 170) at the Telford International Centre. The company plans launch a number of new systems at the show but their main display focus will be their BarrierSabco frameless glass balustrade system and the brand new Vistafold120, a bottom rolling in-line hardware system, tested up to 120kg sash weight, ideal for the new trend in triple glazing. “We’ll be displaying and demonstrating some great new and unique hardware solutions at the show this year.” Said Graham Walker, Joint Managing Director of Barrier Components Ltd. “We’ll be showing just how easy it is to install our new Sabco balustrade system on the stand and our brand new VistaFold hardware will be revealed for the first time.” Stand 170

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ISO-Chemie, one of Europe’s leading producers of foam sealant tapes, will be showcasing examples from its range of specialist window installation products and systems at the FIT Show 2016 (Stand 380). Among the products on display will the new ISO-BLOCO WIN2WALL multilevel sealing tape, which combines excellent performance with competitive cost and is specifically designed for sealing the perimeter joint between windows, doors and walls in typical UK buildings. The new sealing tape can be used to seal gaps from 2 mm to 8 mm, accommodating the vast majority of UK window installations, and comes in two widths to provide extra thermal insulation equivalent to A Rated (40mm tape) or A+ and A++ windows (65 mm tape). Stand 380

Industry-leading systems supplier The VEKA UK Group will be attending the FIT Show once again this year, with a host of innovative new products and services to unveil. MD Dave Jones explains: “We're celebrating our 30th year of UK manufacturing this year, and we're delighted to be able to showcase a host of exciting new developments at the FIT Show. “We're a very longstanding company, with a rich history, and we're proud to have an ethos of continuous improvement. Rather than revelling in past successes, The VEKA UK Group is always striving to maintain our position at the forefront of the industry. “Visitors to stand 150 will be able to explore the latest additions to the Imagine suite of products, the newest developments of the FlushSash range and a newly enhanced Vertical Slider. Stand 150

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Purplex reveals Lego® window at the FIT Show

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Purplex, the leading marketing consultants for the window industry, will have a Lego® window sample on its stand at this year’s FIT Show. It’s all part of the company’s latest marketing campaign ‘BuildOn. Different’, which highlights the importance of standing out in today’s busy market place. Andrew Scott, Purplex Managing Director said: “Ambitious companies who want sustainable, profitable growth need to stand out from the competition and be different, so we decided to highlight this by building a window sample out of Lego®.” Visitors are invited to guess how many Lego® blocks make up the window cross-sample in a bid to win a luxury weekend away. The FIT Show is held at the international centre, Telford 12th -14th April. Stand 121

Building products manufacturer Kestrel will put itself in a category of one at this year’s FIT Show becoming the only PVC-UE roofline specialist to take a stand. The FIT Show team had to create a brand new category for Kestrel to take part in the Telford-based show. However, Kestrel’s business development manager for the south coast, Keith Hart explained that the company was sure the show was the right fit. “We were very impressed by the number of visitors the show had in 2014,” he said. “Add to that the fact that 51 per cent of those people were installers and that made it clear The FIT Show would be a good match for Kestrel.” Stand 259 ENQUIRY-Card 124

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Synseal return to the Fit Show in Style Synseal Group will be returning to Telford on 12th-14th April in style, with the largest stand at FIT Show 2016. The company has launched a series of innovative products and group operations have grown significantly since the inaugural FIT Show back in 2013. Synseal’s display on stand 348 in Hall 3 at this year’s event will give visitors a chance to get fully updated and appraise the sheer breadth and quality of Synseal’s product range. Synseal will be launching several new products at the show, which are sure to be of interest to fabricators and installers alike. These include the much anticipated WarmCore aluminium window system, the Masterdor solid timber Craftsman door range and a sneak preview of the stunning new thermally broken Lantern roof. Stand 348 ENQUIRY-Card 127

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Architects & Builders are turning to JJI-Joists when looking to build Passivhaus standards More and more architects and builders are recognising that using JJI-Joists to construct walls and roofs gives them the opportunity to maximise the insulation they are able to incorporate into a building. The shape of the JJI-Joist, with its 9mm OSB web means that cold bridging is reduced and the wide choice of joist depths make it easy to choose a specification that meets the specific design requirement to suit the building and location.

Both architects and builders are turning to JJIJoists when looking to build to Passivhaus standards, using the joists in stick build construction or pre-fabricated cassettes. Because the JJI-Joist allows for high levels of insulation and is easy to work with onsite, creating a structure which meets Passivhaus standards for airtightness is more straightforward, aided by the OSB web which outperforms a metal web joist when it comes to controlling energy movement. With the biggest range of standard sizes on the market with joist depths from 145 to 450 mm, as well as bespoke sizes available to special order, architects, engineers and building contractors know that they can easily specify the right joist for a job. JJI-Joists come with the best design and engineering support in the business with a team

of regional technical sales staff backed up by a design and engineering resource at our manufacturing plant in Scotland. With impeccable environmental credentials, including being available with FSC or PEFC certification, JJI-Joists are the only I-Beam on the market that can be supplied with independently verified carbon data, meaning that we can accurately tell you the carbon impact of the joists in your job. The JJI-Joist system is designed to make your job easier, whether you are an architect, engineer or builder; choosing JJI-Joists means you are guaranteed total peace of mind. www. email: ENQUIRY-Card 554

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New Celsius Solid Roof Installation video is online now! The 10-minute video production features two highly experienced specialist roofing engineers Matt Williams and Gary Woods from the Synseal Technical Services department, working as a team to fit the Celsius Solid Roof above existing PVC-U window frames to mimic a typical UK conservatory retrofit-style installation. Fully approved and registered by both the LABC and LABSS for installations in England, Wales and Scotland, the Celsius Solid Roof features an all-timber construction with Kingspan TEK structural insulated panels (SIPs) to deliver a truly warm roofing solution. This engaging video uses real time and time lapse footage, supported by graphic details where required, to demonstrate how swiftly and easily the

solid roof can be assembled. Celsius Solid Roofs are manufactured in kits with components precisely dimensioned to meet specific site requirements. Starting with the eaves beam and wall starter timbers, Matt and Gary construct the timber and SIPs substructure in sequence on the video, before fitting the eaves tray sections, breather membrane, wall starter soaker, tile bar sections, rows of interlocking

Envirotiles, dry-fitting hip caps and ridge caps, soffit and fascia boards and finally the gutter brackets and guttering assembly to complete the roof. “This technical video aims to deliver a detailed guide to building our fastfitting Celsius Solid Roof,” comments Synseal’s Head of Marketing, Mark Schlotel. “Installers who attended our recent Triple Bill training workshops will have seen this practical demo carried

out before their eyes, but not everyone can afford time off the road to join us at Synseal’s Head Office in Nottinghamshire. Our new video condenses the straightforward installation sequence into a compact 10-minute format, highlighting best practice top tips.”

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Guardian Roof Unveils New Website, Video & Mobile App for 2016 Guardian Roof has unveiled three new digital innovations for 2016 to transform the online experience for customers and Guardian Registered Installer Scheme members.

The hat trick of new digital assets feature a new mobile app; a new website; and a digital animated video that reveals the secret installation process behind the UK’s leading warm roof supplier for the first time. The website ( includes new functionality and content including the 3D-model animated video that takes the viewer on the complete installation journey from the removal and recycling of the old conservatory roof; through the patented precision fitting process to the final fitting of the LABC-approved Guardian Warm Roof. In addition, the Guardian Roof mobile app is a new exclusive benefit for Team Guardian registered installers focusses on slashing administration workload and improving the customer experience. The app is also designed to simplify processes for field teams and roofing managers wherever they might be. It has built in functionality, especially for reps that visit established clients on a recurring basis, to perform customer service and field management functions. And it has all been designed thanks to feedback from Team Guardian members of all sizes. For Guardian Roof, Ross Darcy said:

“Ever since we launched Team Guardian we have listened to our customers needs and our members’ commercial challenges - whatever they may be. I think that the website and video will offer a leap forward in people’s understanding of our Warm Roof technology. It’s about complete transparency for customers, and giving our installers the tools they need to answer any questions that arise. “This app is another step forward in demonstrating how we can use the latest technology to make life simpler for our registered installers. Times are changing. And I think that some fabricators and installers who fail to keep pace with new technology risk getting left behind. I remember the bad old days when it was all faxes, random emails and back-of-a-fag-packet cost calculations. You just can’t get away with that anymore. “The app is our latest improvement to bring everything together. And We expect our customers along the whole of the product life cycle to experience tangible benefits too. And our new digital advances for 2016 represent more exciting improvements in the Guardian Warm Roof customer

experience.” Earlier this year Guardian Roof unveiled new sales software for members of its Team Guardian Registered Installer Scheme later this month. The new software improved Team Guardian installers’ efficiency and conversion rates; plus help increase capacity for Team Guardian fabricators. Developed exclusively for Guardian Roof by RoofWright, the software can produce an infinite number of designs using over 200 unique templates and five Metro tile designs. The software also focuses on customer experience and new commercial benefits. It enables Team Guardian installers’ associated retailers to engage customers directly in the design process using virtually-rendered real-time graphics. And the software offers massive time savings; allows for instant precise pricing of jobs; and, features structural checks to guarantee the integrity of each job. Further process time savings are predicted to transform fabrication capacity. Last year Guardian Roof launched a new Team Guardian membership drive targeting a total of 200 accredited

installers. In less than four years, Team Guardian has already established a network of 23 fabricators and over 150 team guardian installers throughout the UK. A Guardian Warm Roof is best installed by a registered Team Guardian installer. The scheme is designed to allow homeowners verify Team Guardian Registered Installers, and prevent competitors falsely claiming to supply the patented roof system. In addition to the right to install Guardian Roof and access the new software, Team Guardian Registered Installers enjoy additional exclusive benefits including full training; sales models; official Team Guardian ID’s and lanyards; promotion on the Guardian Warm Roof website; and crucially, leads from a local fabricator. More information about Team Guardian is available by calling 0800 0665832 or visiting installer-registration/ The new Guardian Warm Roof app is now available on IOS and Android. ENQUIRY-Card 559

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All Guardian™ Warm Roofs are designed and fabricated to exact building standards Each roof is built to completion at the fabricators premises prior to despatch. Every single component is carefully labelled and packed for ease of installation when on site. Each fabricator has their our own dedicated training school for Team e Guardian™ members to ensure that all installations are perfect and consistent.

All Guardian™ Warm Roofs leave the facility ready for installation, including all fixings and insulations. Our manufacturing network can offer full technical support and on-site assistance with your first installation. Team e Guardian™ members have access to all Guardian™ Warm Roof marketing and advertising assets, free of charge. This is your chance to join the roof revolution and become a Te eam Guardian™ member.

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Kemper System underwrites roof refurb success at Royal & Sun Alliance Kemper Systemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kemperol V210 has been used yet again to repair the roof of Royal & Sun Allianceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s headquarters in Horsham following the success of a project to refurbish the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s balconies last year.

three previous projects, spaced over two years, to repair three balcony areas, covering a total of 710m2, on the same building where water ingress was putting refurbished areas below at risk. Several attempts to repair the roof with other systems had failed to address the issue, but Royal & Sun Alliance has no further leaks thanks to the Kemperol V210 overlay. All Angles Roofing having cleaned and prepared the existing roof surface applied Kemper Systemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s D primer. The installation team then laid the Kemperol V210 resin in a single wet-on-wet process that ensures complete saturation of the reinforcement fleece. Once

cured the resin forms a seamless, elastomeric waterproof membrane that bonds directly to the substrate. Comments Mike Baulu from All Angles Roofing, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have carried out numerous programmes on this building over the past few years and the balcony areas had proved a particular challenge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A year after being refurbished using Kemperol V210, the balconies are performing well with no signs of any leakage, so R&SA had no hesitation in using the same system for this new roof area.â&#x20AC;?

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Within the central part of the building there were three individual roof areas, covering a radius of 400m2. These areas were overlaid to address leaks in the existing single ply membrane. Roofing contractor, All Angles Roofing, carried out the six-week project on behalf of principal contractor, RCL Services, including repairs to the existing insulation. The scheme follows on from


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Cembrit B5 upgrades Penlan Holiday Homes

New IKO EPDM Guide “best available”

Cembrit B5 corrugated sheets have been installed on eight Swiss-style lodges at a holiday village in Swansea. The refurbishment of the roofs has updated the building, and provided a finish that exudes that holiday retreat feel. Located in the heart of the beautiful Teifi Valley, Penlan Holiday Village is a small family run holiday park that is set amongst beautiful woodland and parkland. The development includes two and three bedroom detached lodges, a heated open-air swimming pool, picnic area, playing field and parking. The holiday village attracts many visitors throughout the year, as it provides quick access to the beautiful Teifi Valley and the West Wales Coastline. Graham and Alistair Greenshield, the owners of Penlan Holiday Village wanted to replace the thirty year old roofs, as they were looking tired, and not performing very well. Graham chose to take on the job himself.

IKO PLC has launched a new print and online installation guide for its Ruberseal EPDM Roofing System. “Feedback from roofing contractors – and the merchants they buy from – on the new brochure has been fantastic,” says Paul Owen, Commercial Director of IKO Distribution. “We’ve designed it to make installing Ruberseal as easy and quick as possible, so builders can finish every job perfectly.” The A5 guide covers every aspect of installation from roof build-up and seam jointing to corner detailing and rainwater outlets, with step-by-step pictures and technical drawings. It’s supported by an informative YouTube video at: watch?v=j7Ssmp07_OI. Wayne Haddon, of large independent merchant Burton Roofing, adds: “The format is both detailed and user friendly.”

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Passivhaus is a low energy construction standard where the building requires very little energy for heating or cooling. To achieve this, the building must have excellent thermal performance with exceptional airtightness. The UKs fi rst permanent Passivhaus show house, has been built by Potton using the Kingspan TEK® Building System. It joins four existing show homes at their Self Build Show Centre in St Neots and utilises Wraptite-SA (Self-Adhered) air barrier membrane, supplied by the A. Proctor Group. Wraptite-SA is both vapour permeable and airtight, combining two important properties in one BBA certified solution for wall and roof applications. It’s unique vapour permeability allows the air barrier to be positioned externally, leading to a faster and more robust installation, with fewer penetrations for building services and structural elements.

Alumasc Roofing Systems website upgrade enhances online experience Alumasc Roofing Systems recently upgraded their website - to cater for the 20% of visitors who access their site from mobile devices. The new upgrade makes it simpler and easier for customers to find vital product information, datasheets and documentation for their projects from any device or location. A redesign of key site pages has also made it easier for visitors to find what they need – which may be flat roof, green roof or rooftop accessory information – more quickly. For example, the homepage has been simplified to give visitors a clearer journey. Alumasc’s Download Centre also provides specifiers, contractors, surveyors, etc, with quick access to live, up-to-date Specification Information, CAD Details, Product Datasheets, Safety Datasheets, Brochures, CPD details. ENQUIRY-Card 130 ENQUIRY-Card 131

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The Clement Conservation Rooflight Crafted by experts in steel fenestration and building restoration. The Clement Conservation Rooflight is a replica of a Victorian original. Designed to lie flush with the roofline and in keeping with the character of your property, it is the only conservation rooflight that is available from stock in two profiles – for slate or clay tiles - to ensure the best finish.

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Mapei launches new Adesilex P9 express to its tiling adhesive range Mapei UK has launched its new adhesive - Adesilex P9 Express to its existing Adesilex product range. Adesilex P9 Express is a cement based, rapid-setting adhesive, ideal for the internal and external installation of porcelain, ceramic and non-moisture sensitive natural stone materials to floors. Whereas Mapei’s existing Adesilex P9 adhesive is best suited for the bonding of interior and exterior ceramic tiles and mosaics on walls. The new adhesive can fix tiles to suitably prepared timber substrates such as 15mm overlaid plywood floors. Floors containing wet or electrical underfloor heating systems are also suitable substrates for the bonding of tiles using Adesilex P9 Express. Adesilex P9 Express has a high performance ‘Fast Track’ formulation so the setting time is 4 hours which is ideal for areas subject to high foottraffic. ENQUIRY-Card 132

Remmers Flooring Systems Installed at Distribution Centre A selection of Remmers flooring systems have been installed at the new Food Distribution Centre for Pallas Foods (now part of Sysco) in North County Dublin. The new €45m facility includes two warehouse areas totalling 33,000 sq.m half of which is dedicated to refrigerated storage areas as well as 2,500 sq.m. of high specification office space. Over 3000m2 of Remmers flooring materials were used in the facility including Remmers Crete RT, a heavy duty polyurethane screed, to the refrigerated storage areas. Remmers Ceramix coloured quartz was applied to the canteen and wash room areas, and Remmers Floormix aggregate was incorporated as a binder to our Epoxy CR Color, a chemical resistant coating which was required for the vehicle maintenance and battery charge areas. ENQUIRY-Card 133

Intelligent reinforced levelling compound by Saint-Gobain Weber The high performance, fibre-modified weber.floor 4310 fibre flow floor levelling compound by Saint-Gobain Weber is proving to be the perfect answer for the fast and efficient renovation of existing floors, and floating floor construction, in domestic and commercial applications. weber.floor 4310 fibre flow is a pumpapplied screed formulated from special cements, aggregates, binders and chemical admixtures that can be applied at depths between 5 – 50mm. It is supplied as a casein-free preblended dry powder and is suitable for levelling concrete, lightweight concrete, wooden boards, existing tiles and under-floor heating systems. “This technical product has been used extensively in the refurbishment of our own commercial accommodation here in Bedfordshire,” says Tracey Dempster, marketing manager, Saint-Gobain Weber. ENQUIRY-Card 134

Silent Students Interiors which can generate the most unacceptable noise and echoes are most likely to be those where young people gather for work, play and socialising, such as schools, leisure centres and swimming pools. Fortunately, there now exists a high performance solution which many architects specify in the form of Troldtekt acoustic panels which not only reduce reverberation but are also aesthetically pleasing. This solution has been used for Danish Social and Healthcare College which has relocated to the Aarhus suburb of Skejby. The new 13,000sqm building has been designed by Cubo architects to create a great sense of student community. It is intended to be a town within a town arranged around a central hub, the natural place for students to gather and access all the various levels and departments. ENQUIRY-Card 135 ENQUIRY-Card 564

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RECYFIX MONOTEC A new monolithic drainage system with a high attenuation volume

Hauraton Limited have introduced into the UK, RECYFIX® MONOTEC, their new high capacity channel system for the surface drainage of pavements, bicycle routes, car/van parks and roadways in and around residential, commercial and light industrial areas where the channels need to have high lateral strength, are capable of withstanding continuous compressive loads and where ease of installation is a major consideration. The RECYFIX® MONOTEC one metre long channel component is of a sturdy monolithic design where the grating and the tongue and groove linking system are integral to the channel moulding. The whole unit is made of tough, virtually unbreakable polypropylene (PP) formulated to be very resistant to daily temperature fluctuations from frost conditions to strong sunlight, including the Ultra Violet (UV) spectrum. PP is naturally resistant to de-icing salt.

Complying with the requirements of EN 1433, the PP is given its UV resistance by adding just sufficient carbon black as a stabiliser so that the structural strength of the material is unaffected and a consistent appearance is maintained. MONOTEC channels are offered in two nominal grating widths of 100 and 200mm, both suitable for a loading category of up to Class D400. The 100mm channels are available in three

overall heights; 230, 280 and 380mm and provide channel cross-sections of 190.5cm2, 245.5 cm2, and 355.5cm2 respectively. The largest 200mm channel, which only weighs 16.2kg, has a cross-section of 746.1cm2 and so has an attenuation volume in excess of 74 litres per meter. The three sizes of 100mm channels can be arranged in a step-fall arrangement with different channel heights connected by special transition adaptors that ensure the water drains away smoothly and quietly with the increased flow velocity playing a considerable role in cleaning the channel run. The step-fall arrangement may be desirable where there is a high risk of silting as the increased flow will help wash debris towards the system’s Inspection/Trash Box. Ingenious grating design… In 2010 Hauraton introduced FIBRETEC®, a new design of moulded slot grating on their RECYFIX® PRO range of channels. This heelsafe grating has super smooth, elliptical slot openings where the moulded bars have slightly raised triangular bosses along their outside edges. As well as providing an elegant appearance, this feature ensures surface water is directed into the slots helping eliminate any crossflow over the grating. A grating with the

same design has now been incorporated in the RECYFIX® MONOTEC which helps optimise its attenuation volume. The introduction of RECYFIX® MONOTEC means in any project, there are now three different types of channel in the Haruaton range that can be specified with the same grating design. Tim Connolly, Hauraton’s Director of Sales and Marketing explains a major benefit of the new channels, “Specifying RECYFIX® MONOTEC allows hydraulic engineers and contractor’s wide flexibility during the design and installation stages by reducing the number of channel runs normally required to drain a large area. The reduction means less materials being used and fewer underground excavations, all resulting in an easy and fast installation procedure”. RECYFIX® MONOTEC channels are certified in accordance with EN 1433. The CE symbol, external monitoring and the conformity declaration are the guarantee of a maximum technical and qualitative standard. For RECYFIX® MONOTEC video go to For RECYFIX® MONOTEC product specifications go to CIVILS section ENQUIRY-Card 566

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Dallmer introduces

‘Red Zone’ Roof Drain From the Met Office to the Governor of the Bank of England, we are constantly being warned about the potential consequences of Climate Change and the risk of more frequent extreme weather events but are offered few lasting solutions other than “cutting carbon emissions” – which is why Dallmer has introduced its high capacity ‘Red’ Drain. The unit’s red colour identifies it as a separate system from the conventional flat roof drainage and is intended to provide overflow when the main outlets are being overwhelmed. Crucially, the versatile design can be connected to chutes or to pipework in gravity or siphonic systems. This clears excess storm-water quickly before it can find vulnerable joints (typically where the waterproofing meets upstands) or exert excess structural loads. ‘Red’ Drain variants can be

installed as part of a new roof or retrofitted into an existing one and are adjustable to suit different insulation thicknesses and waterproofing systems. The latter include Bitumen felt, single ply PVC, TPO, EPDM as well as liquid applied membranes. The ‘Red’ Drain will either be situated on the flat roof itself or within a box gutter where it can be adjusted to work when the standing water has reached an excess depth of typically 30 mm up to a maximum of 100mm. Furthermore, because of the ‘Red’ Drain’s design it compensates for the tendency of secondary drainage systems to silt up through their occasional usage. This height adjustability can be of particular importance if the primary drainage system is siphonic as setting the overflow too low could rob the siphonic system of water, admitting air and rendering it ineffective. A spokesperson for Dallmer commented: “All too

frequently, we see North America and Europe experience new record rainfall, which has led to water ponding on flat roofs : this can cause serious damage, especially to lightweight steel structures. Installing our ‘Red’ Drains as overflows for a flat roof drainage system, can guard against these extreme events, protecting both property and the occupants.” “Whatever the type of roof make-up or the pipework system used there is a ‘Red’ Drain suitable for the job. They offer high flow rates as well as straightforward installation and the building remains properly protected.” For more information on ‘Red’ Drain visit

PERMAVOID A SAFE BET FOR NEW HQ Polypipe, the UK’s leading manufacturer of sustainable drainage and water management products, was selected to provide a shallow attenuation solution incorporating treatment as part of works to create a new head office for one of the world’s leading online gambling companies. The development of the new elements of both the Polystorm UK Head Office of bet365 in and Permavoid geocellular Stoke-on-Trent is being systems offered by Polypipe. overseen by Main Contractor More than 750m of Permavoid John Sisk Ltd, and has seen Permachannel and Permavoid Polypipe’s products installed by Biomat were utilised at the site groundworker E P McEvilly in order to feed surface water Contractors Ltd and specialist run-off into Polystorm-R SuDS installer SEL attenuation tanks to provide Environmental Ltd. Following a treatment and storage of the site survey, it was found that surface water. The due to the level of Permachannel acts to capture contaminated land, deep silt and oils, whilst the excavations for a stormwater Permavoid Biomat’s trilaminate solution would be unfeasible low density composite mat and very costly. traps hydrocarbons. In looking for an alternative Consisting of 21 different runs solution, the project’s of Permachannel and consultant WSP called upon Permavoid Biomat, which Polypipe to aid in the design of linked to 21 Polystorm-R a shallow drainage solution geocellular attenuation tanks, that also provided two levels of the design is capable of storing surface water treatment and more than 400m3 of surface water attenuation stormwater beneath the The design incorporated development’s car park, at a

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depth of just 1m. Polystorm-R’s robust compressive strength of up to 61 tonnes/m² and its ability to maximise water capture and attenuation, thanks to its 95% void fill ratio, makes it ideal for use beneath areas traffic load areas such as the bet365 project. The run-off stormwater is initially collected within the Permachannel, which was installed at pavement level to provide initial source control, as well as the first stage of water treatment by capturing silt and oil. Once entering the Permachannel, the water then passes through the system into Permavoid Biomat cells containing a tri-laminate low density composite biomat. The biomat traps and retains any residual oil present in surface water and also provides ideal conditions for aerobic degradation. In doing so, Permavoid Biomat can encourage the reproduction of microbes to breakdown oil deposits and further treat stormwater before it reaches the Polystorm-R attenuation tank and eventually discharged into the local water course, replacing the need for petrol interceptors.

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New EasyClean Technology from TimberTech Makes Outdoor Living Maintenance Free! Introducing the very latest generation of composite decking technologythe super-low maintenance TimberTech EasyClean range.

BS 7533 why run the risk of failure? BS 7533 has developed over 20 years to offer clear, consistent and tested methods for designing and constructing paved areas, offering a minimum construction life of 40 years. UltraScape are surprised to with’, it must have undergone hear, all too often, that BS 7533 independent testing using is still being ‘considered’ and UKAS methods, which in not automatically specified. general ensures the following benefits: Why is this? The risks and potential costs of Can be used to design and build using a non-compliant system schemes in excess of 1000 are huge and should be standard axles per day instrumental in ensuring BS Helps to protect professional 7533 is specified every time. indemnity insurance Here we review the benefits of Reduces costly failures and BS 7533 compliant mortar resulting personal injury claims paving systems for your Trusted throughout the world Tried and tested methods of consideration. In order for a system to construction ‘actually’ be proven BS 7533 Removes the uncertainty of site compliant, rather than just batched mortars ‘manufactured to meet’ or Most significantly, the British ‘manufactured in accordance Standard promotes professional

exotic tropical boards and, consistent with the rest of the range, it won’t fade or stain. TimberTech’s market champion EasyClean Legacy adds sumptuous luxury to wipe clean practicality. Ideally suited for decks where the hard wearing meets refined socialising, it’s a heavyweight board that replicates hand-crafted hardwood but with reliable, year-in, year-out resilience. Captain of the capped composite range, EasyClean Legacy has a stylish, artisan-crafted surface scrolling, rich colour infusions and an ultra-reassuring 25-year residential fade and stain warrantyas with all TimberTech’s EasyClean products. EasyClean Legacy is perfect for the most testing of garden surroundings. North facing; under trees; near sapfilled greenery or where people’s busy lives take them- EasyClean Legacy repels mould, spillages, frequent footfall impacts and messy garden residue with a simple wipe clean.

TimberTech EasyClean’s polymer capped exterior makes arduous garden and patio maintenance a thing of the past. EasyClean’s elegant but ultrahardwearing composite boards will cope with the most testing of conditions, coming clean in seconds with a leisurely wipe down. The TimberTech EasyClean product range, from outdoor living specialist Greensquares, has a capped option for every

homeowner. EasyClean Terrain, the accessible entry-point composite board, harbours hearty Hardwood references, failsafe functionality and fabulous style. It won’t fade or stain and will keep its bold, vibrant, long-life colour-fast looks for decades. EasyCleanTerrain+ has the same, super-low maintenance qualities as EasyClean Terrain but additionally displays rich and unique colour infusions that will remain, won’t stain and provide your home with a yearon-year deeply delicious display. Sleek, solid and substantial, EasyClean Tropical is an Order your FREE samples Today! indulgent step above; a prime E: example of the incomparable, super-low maintenance TimberTech wipe clean capped composite. The EasyClean Tropical colour infusion technique showcases the strength, sheen and style of ENQUIRY-Card 573

results that can give a construction life in excess of 40 years, whereas a noncompliant system cannot offer any minimum life expectancy. Although the initial outlay may in some cases be lower, the ongoing and life cost of a noncompliant construction is generally significantly higher due to ongoing maintenance. Overall, using a BS 7533 compliant system helps to protect your professional indemnity insurance by reducing the risk of costly failures during the life of the

construction.One of the often overlooked aspects of the British Standard is that all of the materials are tested in conjunction with one another, ensuring that they work in harmony. This is extremely important when specifying a full mortar paving system to include bedding, priming, jointing and sealing. Lastly, BS 7533 sets technical and practical guidelines that help to minimise potential workmanship issues. It is evident that using a compliant system is the one and only

assurance against costly repercussions. Do you need any further justification? Please call 01827 871871, we’ll be more than happy to discuss BS 7533 with you. UltraScape have a fully RIBA accredited CPD Seminar available on the benefits of BS 7533, and the intricacies of rigid and flexible paving. For further information on this, please email ENQUIRY-Card 574

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Hultafors Tools new product catalogue for 2016 FREE to professional tradesmen and women around the UK, it’s packed with details of the world’s most innovative Hand Tools and accessories for working effectively - wherever you are on site. Everything you find in the Hultafors Tools range carries the hallmarks of a company that has over 100 years experience in knowing what it takes to get a job done efficiently, effectively and safely. Hultafors’ ingrained quality and innovation is found in every Hand Tool. Ergonomically crafted with built-in Fisco technology, there’s a host of Tools for Measuring and Marking, Chopping, Striking and Levelling – as well as the new range of Saws and Clamps. Whatever job you’ve got in hand, these Hand Tools deliver top-class solutions for making your workday easier. So get to grips with this cutting-edge range of Tools – you’ll be amazed how good they really are! ENQUIRY-Card 136

Snickers’ Patented On-Site Knee Protection With long term knee injuries all too common among professional tradesmen, Snickers patented knee protection system delivers the ideal solution – to the most stringent EU standards. Leading the way in reliable and certified knee protection for professional tradesmen and women, the NEW D30 Kneepads deliver the most advanced knee protection available today. With superior cushioning and protection, they’re made from D3O® LITE - a high-tech material that’s flexible, durable and cutresistant that complies with CE standard EN14404. These dynamic kneepads also have an advanced ergonomic injection-moulded design that makes them shape comfortably around your knees while their specially designed air channels provide outstanding ventilation for maximum comfort when you’re working on your knees.

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OPTIMUM TOOTH DESIGN FOR EFFORTLESS CUTTING Dickies be safe and be seen Be safe with reflective workwear and increase your visibility in low light conditions with the Dickies range of high visibility clothing and accessories. Following on from the popular two tone range is the two-tone high visibility range, which includes a jacket, hoodie, trousers, T-shirt and waistcoat. The new styles are all certified to the new high-visibility standard EN ISO 20471. The high quality two-tone high vis soft-shell jacket was launched alongside a matching two tone micro fleece and polo shirt. Available in a  selection of colour options, they are a great option for an outer layer for employee uniforms. The piping detail on the arms and waist areas are reflective to give a level of visibility in low light conditions. The cuffs feature an adjustable strap and internal hem adjusters are also featured allowing you to adapt the garment for maximum comfort. ENQUIRY-Card 138

Abracs brand new range of Reciprocating Saw Blades is now available. We now stock a full range of Expert-line Reciprocating Saw Blades for a wide variety of applications. Blade types range from coarse cutting wood blades, precision cutting ultra flexible Metal blades, combination Wood and Metal cutting blades for use on materials like nail embedded wood and Demolition Blades for heavy duty cutting on a wide variety of construction materials. Our new blade range is packed with product features such as ultra flexible for flush cutting, heavy duty for strength & durability and progressive cutting for a smooth start to cutting hard materials. We have selected high carbon steel, bimetal and HSS material blade construction within our product ranges to ensure maximum performance when used on the intended application.







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Smarter measuring goes the distance with Stabila Enabling more tradesmen than ever before to work smarter with the latest measuring technology, the Stabila range of quality tools from Hyde now includes two compact laser distance measures. Simple to use and offered at a competitive price point, the Stabila LD220 and LD250 laser distance measures feature the latest measuring technology in a compact format, taking up little more room in a pocket or tool bag than a standard tape measure. Producing quick results to ensure efficiency when measuring out any job, the handy laser measure has a large display to make the results easy to read and overcomes the tricky juggling act of measuring distances or carrying out estimations when working alone. Compliant with Standard ISO 16331-1, the Stabila LD220 has a range of 0.02m â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 30mm and offers four basic functions: single distance,

volume, area and tracking, while the LD250 can be used to measure distances of up to 50m, with an unrivalled accuracy of Âą2.0mm. With accuracy assured, the laser measures are extremely easy to use, with no tricky technology to learn or weighty user manual to read through. The Stabila LD250 even enables measurement data to be transferred wirelessly thanks to its BluetoothŠ Smart (4.0) technology, which is simple to use even if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not tech savvy. Easy to carry around, the Stabila LD220 and LD250 distance laser measures fit snugly in a pocket and have a shock-absorbing soft-grip case to ensure they can withstand even the toughest of working conditions. Stabila products are available in the UK through Hyde. For more information call 0121 705 7987 or visit ENQUIRY-Card 576

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58 Tools, Site Equipment & Workwear . View our publication online at . March 2016 . New JSP EVO5® Olympus® ABS Safety Helmet As part of JSP’s commitment to improving occupational safety and health worldwide through innovation and intuitive products, the company has just launched the Global Standard EVO5® Olympus® safety helmet - the latest addition to JSP’s market-leading Evolution® (EVO™) industrial head protection range. Conforming to multiple international standards including European, American, Canadian and Chinese, the EVO5® Olympus® helmet is the perfect choice for multinational companies with sites all over the world.

Kubota unveils new compact U10-3 side lever excavator

Three new models have been added to renowned Italian premium safety footwear brand Aimont’s best-selling Trucker range of stylish safety boots, from U-Group. Trucker’s robust Iceland and Scotland boots and Galles shoes all provide incredible safety, strength and reliability and are distinguished both by their deep tread pattern, that allows optimum grip on all types of surface, and by their fashionable style, equally at home in or outside the workplace. They also feature composite, rather than metal, toe-caps, making them extremely lightweight.

Be ready for anything with the Scruffs Pro Softshell Jacket Designed for technical performance on the job, the Scruffs Pro Softshell Jacket includes a water-resistant bonded fleece softshell fabric, multiple pockets for storage and reflective ‘stay safe’ detailing. For professionals looking for ultimate performance, the jacket has breathable fabric and a soft fleece inner lining for comfort in all weather conditions. Setting the standard since 2003, Scruffs designs workwear and safety footwear for a new generation of trade professionals. Engineered with technical expertise for comfort, durability and functionality, Scruffs workwear is made to work as hard as you do. For ultimate performance on the job and everyday style, Scruffs is smart enough for business, strong enough for work and #SCRUFFSENOUGH for anything. ENQUIRY-Card 141 ENQUIRY-Card 142 ENQUIRY-Card 143 ENQUIRY-Card 140

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Kubota, the UK’s leading manufacturer of compact construction equipment, showcased its new enhanced gamechanging mini excavator on stand at this year’s Executive Hire Show exhibition at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena. The Kubota U10-3 mini excavator now comes with optional side lever pilot controls, giving operators’ best-in-class operational comfort and functional capability, allowing for optimum productivity throughout the working day. The levers are mounted on foldable sidebars; meaning accessibility into to the operators’ station is not affected. The innovative Kubota U10-3 side lever model still holds all of the features of the standard U10-3, with zero-tailswing providing the ideal solution for landscape construction in a tight space.

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