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TOOLS & SITE EQUIPMENT Everbuild Your hands are your most important tools so keep them protected with Hand Armour, a new multi-use barrier cream from Everbuild – A Sika Company. 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

VELUX® is offering its UK customers rewards, redeemable at a range of topbrand partners, each time they buy white-painted roof windows and flat rooflights during September and October. The exclusive promotion, which includes the world’s first curved glass rooflight, is aimed at people working on autumn renovations and extensions projects. Up to £65 of VELUX rewards are available on flat glass and the new curved glass rooflights range. The innovative curved glass top lets rainwater completely drain off, letting daylight shine through without raindrops spoiling the view. The eight different sizes of flat rooflights provide homeowners with flexibility and variety to match their room size. Installers can also claim £25 rewards for every white-painted roof window they purchase, perfect for homeowners wanting a lighter, brighter living space as the white finish reflects more light back into a room. Tesco and John Lewis online are the latest retailers to join the VELUX Rewards scheme alongside M&S, Argos, Pizza Express, Thomas Cook, Ticketmaster, Curry’s PC World.

Richard McArthur, marketing manager from VELUX said: “Autumn is traditionally a busy time for installers who are taking advantage of the better weather to carry out renovations and home improvement projects on behalf of homeowners. “The promotion includes the entire VELUX range that is available in whitepainted, from manual, centre-pivot and top-hung standard roof windows to combination solutions, and remote controlled VELUX INTEGRA® roof windows. We have also added our newest product, the curved glass rooflight, to complement our existing range of flat glass rooflights. These windows help create lighter, brighter interiors inside the home as well as improve the overall look of flat roof extensions. “We know that our customers enjoy rewards that allow them to give themselves and their friends and families a treat, so whether you are a frequent installer of VELUX products or use them just a few times a year, it really makes sense to join VELUX Rewards and start earning points with every purchase.” Installers have a two-month window from 1 September until 31 October to buy products and earn rewards that they can claim for by 17 November. V VELUX rewards are redeemable only by registering to the scheme online at ENQUIRY-Card 136

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Gaia rewarded for its environmental responsibility Gaia Climate Solutions has been awarded the Bronze level accreditation from the Carbon Charter Panel, thanks to the company's effective carbon monitoring and attitude towards taking environmental responsibility seriously, with several reduction plans in place.

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Your latest FREE guide to a more sustainable fleet ime is running out for fleets to make vital changes to the sustainability of their fleet, before more legislation changes; and the planet gets dangerously warm. But just in time, The Green Journey is back again with its latest free eBook offering practical guidance for any organisation running a vehicle fleet. The Green Journey is the Fuel Card Services approach to helping fleet managers meet their sustainability commitments. The advice is based on years of working with fleets, combined with experience of meeting international environmental and quality standards. Fuel Card Services remains the automotive industry’s only organisation to become an official partner of Cool Earth, the leading environmental charity.

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Rinnai Rugby League sponsorship now has its own video game......... Rinnai, the UK’s leader in continuous flow hot water heating delivery systems, has enjoyed a big dividend in its sponsorship of Widnes Vikings rugby league team. The company’s sponsorship - the Rinnai name appears on the back side of the shorts - is now featured in a video game that is proving a popular success in both the UK and Australia where it has been mass marketed. “We are absolutely delighted at the amount of media coverage - in print, broadcast and online - that our sponsorship has given our brand name and our range of continuous flow hot water heating units.

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Mapei UK has launched a new product for use in the professional construction industry, Mapemortar HB R3. Produced at Mapei’s West Midlands manufacturing centre, Mapemortar HB R3 is a medium strength (R3), high build repair mortar, which is suitable for use on overhead and vertical repairs including balconies, culverts and tunnel linings. Mapei’s new product is recommended for non-structural and structural repairs up to R3 strength, for smoothing concrete surfaces such as beams and columns, covering defects such as honeycombed concrete or construction joints, as well as being ideal for repairing mouldings on civil constructions such as overhanging or decorative elements. Paul Russell, Product Manager for Concrete Repairs at Mapei UK said "When mixed with water, Mapemortar HB R3 forms an easy to apply mortar with a thixotropic consistency which can be applied on vertical surfaces without slumping even in substantial thicknesses, without any need for a fixed ENQUIRY-Card 100 formwork”.

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And now we have a video game that, again, features our name,” says Chris Goggin for the company. “Rinnai is a worldwide brand name in its field and has taken some major global sponsorships – including the Queensland Reds, The World Club World Cup event held January this year in Tokyo, the World Ice Skating Championships and the US Nascar competition held in Daytona, Las Vegas and other major American venues. "The Widnes Vikings are also local to our own UK headquarters so it is all an excellent fit. We look forward to working with the team and staff.” For Widnes Vikings CEO James Rule says: “Our business and the success we produce on and off the field is driven by the quality of our people and it has been evident working with Rinnai that we have welcomed into the Widnes Vikings “One Club” family a committed partner staffed by quality people who buy into our vision and who want to play an integral role in moving forward with excellence”. The sponsorship package has also seen the Rinnai name featured in several ’live’ televised games on Sky Sports and in TV shows such as BBC’s ‘The Super League Show’.

been designed for this specific application. “Bare” SterlingOSB has long been the preferred material for hoarding. Now, Norbord offers SterlingOSB SiteCoat which is factory-coated; the surface is filled, smoothed and primed on one side to make it ready for painting or applying graphics. The primer comes in a choice of colours, and adds a smarter and more professional finish to building sites. SterlingOSB SiteCoat, which is easily fixed using standard woodworking methods, is made from square-edged, moisture resistant SterlingOSB3 with a non-solvent coating applied. ENQUIRY-Card 101

New addition to Tradesman range from Ibstock enahnces choice for builders Ibstock, the UK’s largest brick maker, has further added to its popular Tradesman range with the launch of its Tradesman Light Rustic Blend. The superior durability and strength means they are ideal for use in most locations, such as boundary walls and wall cappings or to match existing brickwork for extensions and other refurbishments. Manufactured at Ibstock’s Ravenhead brickworks in Lancashire, the wirecut Light Rustic Blend has a distinctive rolled texture and features a blend of red and pink hues with white bar marking. It is available in the standard brick size of 215 x 102 x 65mm and pack quantities of 500. Sarah Holey, Market Manager for Builders’ Merchants at Ibstock, comments: “The launch of the Light Rustic Blend further enhances the product choice available to builders and their customers, and is testament to our ongoing commitment to continually invest in refining and developing products which meet the needs of both the new build and RMI markets. ENQUIRY-Card 102

Devon County Council completes paving with Resiblock Following the completion of paving reparation works and installation of new paving at Bedford Square in Tavistock, Devon County Council have purchased Resiblock ‘22’ A/F (Architects Finish) to seal, stabilise and protect the paved areas at this historic site. Home to the Tavistock Town Hall, which belonged to the Bedford Estates until 1911, Bedford square is a hive of activity on a daily basis, and therefore the failing of paving, and possible trip hazards, was something that Devon County Council were looking to prevent. Devon County Council placed their trust in Resiblock due to the historical successes of sites such as Silver Street (for Leicester City Council) and Station Boulevard (for Coventry City Council). Resiblock ‘22’ A/F was recommended due to its sand stabilisation and stain resistance qualities, as well as its striking appearance on the Marshalls Appleton Yorkstone Slabs that have been used on site. ENQUIRY-Card 103

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Watertight Homes waterproofs school extension with systems from Triton Watertight Homes Ltd specialises in the planning, design and installation of all types of structural waterproofing projects. The company holds Triton Approved Contractor status and has a long track record of providing a high quality service to commercial and domestic customers. The company was recently appointed to install primary and secondary waterproofing systems to a new extension built into the hill from an existing school building in Cheshire. Primary waterproofing protection to all the retaining wall block work was achieved by the installation of Triton’s TWS EX-100 self-adhesive membrane and this was protected by Platon Double Drain and a French drain to the kicker floor. TWS EX-100 is constructed from cross-laminated HDPE sheeting and a bitumen-polymer adhesive compound. The tough, durable membrane is water and vapour resistant and its primary use is for internal and external tanking to prevent the ingress of water and waterborne aggressive salts such as chlorides and sulphates penetrating concrete structures. A unique feature is its selvedge that enables a fast and secure seal on all side edge laps. Before installation of the membrane, TWS-EX

floor construction, the P8 was taken down to the foundation without the need for any additional drainage channels. The internal application of Platon P8 membrane enabled a Grade 3 dryness level to be achieved. After completion of all the waterproofing works, Triton Systems signed off a Certificate of Completion and Watertight Homes Ltd provided the client with a 10 year insurance backed guarantee. T P P ENQUIRY-Card 502

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Instarmac ranks number one in Mid Market 300 Every year Insider magazine lists the Midlands top performing 300 businesses with a turnover of £20 £50million and Instarmac Group plc are delighted to have been ranked number one in this respected list. Sponsored by HSBC, Coventry University and the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering, Insider magazine uses Experian IQ to measure each company’s turnover and pre-tax profit. Using these two numbers, an average is taken and the top 300 are drawn in order from that list. As well as turnover and pre-tax profit, Insider also looked at profit margin, the amount of businesses exporting and number of employees. Their research showed that, not only have average profits and exports increased but Midlands businesses have also created 10,306 jobs over the past year – great news for local businesses and residents. Instarmac Group plc are a marketleading manufacturer of cement and bitumen based products to the world markets.

Bostik signs sponsorship deal with the Isthmian Football League The Isthmian Football League has been re-branded as The Bostik League in a new two-year deal. Bostik has a longstanding relationship with grassroots football. This includes its on-going sponsorship of The Northern Premier League and Southern Football League under its well-known EVO-STIK brand. Commenting on the deal, Dale Poulton, Commercial Director of Bostik UK said: “We’ve worked hard to get this deal in place. We have a proven relationship with this tier of football and believe it’s the ideal platform to generate awareness for our brands. By working closely with the league, we’re confident the new deal will help us achieve great things for the Bostik brand.” The League’s three divisions will be known as the Bostik Premier, the Bostik North, and the Bostik South, with the company’s branding being introduced into grounds, shirts, websites and other collateral. ENQUIRY-Card 104 ENQUIRY-Card 105

Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes specialist, has developed a quality finish to protect, maintain and restore exterior wood. Osmo UVProtection-Oil has been specially designed to preserve the natural colour of the wood, leaving it looking in top condition throughout summer months. Protection of exterior wood is of the upmost importance as the colour can fade after harmful UV rays damage the lignin within the wood. Osmo UVProtection-Oil is a clear, satin finish for exterior application onto vertical wooden structures only such as doors, cladding, fencing etc. Based on natural oil, it does not crack, flake, peel or blister. This natural protective finish has been produced to resist the greying effect on exterior wood due to exposure to the sun, maintaining the wood’s natural aesthetics.

Fixing and fastener specialist Samac has completely overhauled its product catalogue which is set to become the new ‘bible’ for purchasing screws, nails, fasteners and builders’ sundries. The Catalogue features one of the widest ranges of fixings on the market, plus it is packed with invaluable technical, specification and performance data. This will make it simple to select and specify the correct product for any fixing task. The new catalogue is incredibly comprehensive, covering every item in the Samac range including screws, bolts, fencing products, collated nails and brads, and building products as well as the wide range of ferrous and nonferrous nails for which Samac is so well known. As well as the usual product selector information, the new Samac catalogue offers an overview of the features, benefits and basic technical information on each product family. ENQUIRY-Card 106 ENQUIRY-Card 107




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BMF Young Merchants visit Mapei HQ

Mapei host BMF young merchants on visit to Italy Mapei have hosted 13 young merchants on a tour of Mapei S.p.A. Milan offices and showroom, manufacturing facilities and laboratories to celebrate the Mapei groups’ 80th birthday, showcasing the Mapei Group’s products and services to the next generation of builders merchants. The Milan Research and Development facility acts as Mapei’s Corporate Research Centre, being one of 18 main research centers in 13 countries. 12% of the Group’s employees and 5% of annual turnover are invested into R&D working with the most sophisticated equipment available, collaborating with prestigious universities and scientific and industrial research institutes as well as providing support to the Technical Services and Quality Control Departments. John Newcomb, Builder’s Merchant Federation CEO, commented: “I would like to thank Mapei for their hospitality throughout the weekend and for generously giving our young merchants access to both their R&D facility and to their vast production plant”.

Multi-Layer manufacturer appoints New Midlands Area Sales Manager As the UK’s most influential manufacturer of multi-layer insulation materials, YBS has strengthened its national sales team through the appointment of a new Midlands Area Sales Manager. Michael Swain previously filled the same role with European giant, SaintGobain for 15 years and has been tasked with increasing awareness of the company’s diverse product range amongst specifiers, as well as supporting new and existing merchant stockists. Michael will target the social housing sector, including local authorities and RSLs, together with building contractors and developers, reporting directly to, Sales Director Darren Myers. Michael is married with two daughters and enjoys football amongst other leisure activities. ENQUIRY-Card 108 ENQUIRY-Card 109

New Website: Inspire, select, build, enjoy. It’s your Millboard. Millboard®, the leading manufacturer of premium wood-free outdoor flooring has launched a brand-new website. 17th August 2017 - The lifestyle-inspired website captures the endless possibilities that Millboard can bring to outside living. The Millboard collection has a choice of styles, finishes and colours that have been expertly pieced together, telling the story via beautiful end-user location photography. Millboard can transform any outdoor space with minimal effort, creating a lavish outdoor living room or entertaining space to share with family and friends, or just a relaxation space, this unique wood-free composite can lend itself to a myriad of applications. Caroline Birdsall, Millboard Marketing Manager said: “Inspired by the raw beauty of nature, every Millboard is moulded from real, handselected oak timbers, carefully capturing the wood’s distinctive grain, before being handcoloured for the most authentic look possible”. ENQUIRY-Card 110

UVEX SAFETY (UK) LTD Partners with North American Safety Innovator HexArmor to Expand PPE Offerings in the UK Following the announcement in October 2016 that the uvex safety group had acquired a substantial interest in HexArmor enabling its re-entry into the North American safety market, uvex and HexArmor are pleased to announce their partnership in the United Kingdom. UVEX SAFETY (UK) LTD will now stock, sell and market HexArmor safety products, adding high level cut, puncture, impact and abrasion resistant hand protection to its existing range. “We’re extremely excited to have the opportunity to offer industry-leading technology in cut, puncture and needlestick protection to our customers,” said John Gill, Managing Director of UVEX SAFETY (UK) LTD. “HexArmor has an excellent reputation in the North American PPE industry for leadership in innovative technology so being able to integrate and combine their expertise within the diverse uvex PPE portfolio increases our capability to provide measurably different solutions which keep people safe at work.” ENQUIRY-Card 111 ENQUIRY-Card 508

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Howarth Timber’s third annual trade day bonanza Comes with a £15,000 prize

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies’ award-winning Trade Day Bonanza is returning for its third year with its trademark host of deals, competitions and, brand new for 2017, a ‘golden ticket’ giveaway worth £15,000. The trade day will take place on Friday 10th November, 2017, and will once again be hosted at the Leeds United Conference Centre at Elland Road. Last year, over 60 leading suppliers took part in the event, which attracted more than 1,000 visitors in the course of the day. Renowned for its exclusive deals and competitions, this year the trade day will see Howarth Timber give away its biggest prize yet with its ‘golden ticket’ draw. Customers who spend £250+VAT or more in a single transaction either before or during the trade day will have the chance to win a Nissan NV 200 van or a Nissan Micra at the event. Golden ticket holders must attend the trade day to have a shot at the big prize. Runners up will have the chance to win a range of other prizes. The trade day will welcome the biggest and best brands in the building industry to showcase the latest products and offering never-to-be-repeated deals to attendees, who can take the opportunity to get helpful advice from some of the UK's foremost building specialists. What’s more, the first 100

Nicholas Howarth, managing director of Howarth Timber, said: "This is the third year we have hosted the Howarth Timber Trade Day Bonanza, and I’m confident that this could be our most successful event to date. “Over the years the trade day has grown to become one of the most anticipated events of the year for tradespeople from all over the country thanks to our ability to attract the industry’s best suppliers and reward our customers with some unbeatable deals and giveaways. “Everyone at Howarth Timber is excited to see what this year’s event has in store, and I’m sure that the ‘golden ticket’ giveaway will create plenty of buzz on the day. I’d encourage anyone thinking of attending to register for their tickets without delay to avoid missing out on what promises to be another excellent event.” For more information, to view the show guide and to register for free at Twitter: @HowarthTimber LinkedIn: Howarth Timber and Building Supplies Ltd ENQUIRY-Card 510

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SPSenvirowall expands into cladding market Leading external wall insulation and render provider SPSenvirowall has announced an exclusive UK partnership with specialist cladding manufacturer Dynamic Cladding. The move marks SPSenvirowall’s first expansion into the external rain screen cladding market and brings A1 noncombustible and bomb blast-rated cladding systems to the UK for the first time. Dynamic Cladding’s glass rainscreen

system has achieved the highest fire rating possible and its stone cladding is the only one in Europe that achieved a bomb blast rating. Both will now be available in the UK for the first time through the exclusive partnership with SPSenvirowall. “This is not only an important move for us as a business, but for the industry as a whole,� said Paul Winwood, Managing Director of SPSenvirowall. “We have now become a whole solution for

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architects and developers who want to bring all aspects of a project together under one supplier, combining external wall insulation, render and cladding; a true mix use. “The partnership is also bringing some of the world’s highest safety rated cladding products to the UK market for the first time, opening up opportunities for higher level specification. Dynamic Cladding products are ETA approved, which meets and goes beyond BBA requirements.� The products that are now available in the UK include DynaPanel Glass & Stone systems, both frameless and without face fixings, also DynaPanel Stone Veneer for interior wall linings and feature areas. Daniel Thompson, Development Manager at Dynamic Cladding, said: “We made the decision to develop glass and stone cladding in 2015. We could see the fashion of coloured glass cladding developing, particularly in airports and rail stations. They are scratch and graffiti resistant, easy to clean and the colours never fade. We set

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‘Your safety is our concern’, says Bahco boss Bahco’s reputation for quality tools, spanning more than 130 years, is synonymous with safety. The top priority for Bahco designers and production engineers is always to ensure that any hand tool or Working at Height equipment carrying the Bahco name is safe to use. “Your safety is our concern,” says Mark Haywood, who leads the Bahco team in the UK and Ireland. “Our aim has always been to develop ergonomic tools which not only make work safer and less demanding but also protect users’ hands from muscle strain or injury. A heavy duty Bahco lanyard from its Tools at Height range

Ergonomic screwdrivers are designed to be an ideal fit for the user's hand

A new Bahco Safety at Work product guide underscores that commitment with a focus on three key groups of tools: • Electricians’ screwdrivers, pliers and other tools used when working on live electrical equipment; • Non-sparking tools designed for working in potentially explosive workplaces; • Specialist safety equipment and tools which help prevent tools falling or being dropped when working at height. Electricians’ tools All Bahco insulated screwdrivers, pliers and other tools designed for working on electrical equipment are rigorously tested at 10,000V to ensure they are safe to use when working live at up to 1000V, fully meeting IEC 60900. Good examples are Bahco’s ergonomic, narrow blade 1000V insulated screwdriver and the upgraded Bahco 2101S insulated side cutting plier set. The screwdriver solves the problem of how to reach sunken screws and spring elements in confined spaces safely and easily. Blade diameter has been reduced by 30% using integrated insulation.

It also enables a higher transfer of force with less effort, while its ergonomic features protect even the toughest hands from the risk of muscle strain or injury.

The Bahco range of NS tools includes hammers, pliers, screwdrivers and wrenches, as well as other striking and construction tools. Working at height Bahco’s Tools@Height range includes lanyards, pouches and belts, hang bags and back packs ideal for working at height in any location and weather. Tools with integrated loops and other attachments enable secure tethering to lanyards and tool belts. Picture by Rope Access Sverige AB;

The super sharp cutting edges of Bahco’s latest insulated side cutting pliers enable a soft cut for copper wire or plastic, a medium hard cut for steel wire and a heavy duty cut for piano wire or similar. Non sparking tools Bahco Non-Sparking (NS) tools are designed for use in potentially explosive environments, where conventional steel tools might create sparks in the presence of combustible or easily ignitable vapours, liquids and dust. They are manufactured in aluminumbronze or copper-beryllium, making them both safe and suitable for use in hazardous environments.

Any tool dropped from height can result in death or serious injury to people working or passing below and can damage vital equipment, causing expensive downtime. Bahco is a member of the international DROPS scheme, in which major tool manufacturers exchange information and promote good practice to combat the risk of workplace deaths or injuries caused by falling tools. For further information on all Bahco safety tools and equipment visit: ENQUIRY-Card 518

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GENERATORS Quality machines great for trade and leisure use




EXC.VAT £179.98 UP TO £239.98 650kVA £289.00 output £499.00 available




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SELLER # 110V in stock MIX WAS MODEL CAP. DRIVE EXC. VAT CCM50 30L 230V 90L 230V £179.98 CCM110 CCM125C 90L 230V Draper CM170 NEW 130L 230V Belle Mini mix 140 90L 230V £319.00 Belle Mini 150# 90L 240V £339.00 Belle Mini 150 90L 2.5HP £599.00 HONDA

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TIGER 2600

* Fitted with protective steel frame MODEL AIR MOTOR AIR EXC. DISP. CFM (HP) RECEIVER VAT XPPV11/50 9 Honda/5.5HP 50ltr £649.00 XPPVH11/50* 9 Honda/5.5HP 50ltr £699.00 XPP15/50 15 Honda/6.5HP 50ltr £669.00 XPPH15/50* 15 Honda/6.5HP 50ltr £729.00


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18V CORDLESS DRILLS • 10mm chuck FROM ONLY • 2 Speed £ EX.VAT 69.98 • 2 Lithium-Ion batteries CON18LI MODEL BATTERYS NOW EXC.VAT CON18Ni 2 Ni-Cd £69.98 CON18Li 2 Li-Ion £89.98



Powerful heavy duty professional drill ideal for trade use



PLATE DIMS MODEL WxLmm MOTOR Evolution Hulk Electro 320x400 1.05HP Evolution Hulk Petrol 320x400 2.4HP BELLE MINIPAC 300 300x470 2.5HP

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SITE BOXES • Tough Steel Construction • Fully Lockable FROM ONLY HEADER .00 109 FOOTEREXC.VAT CSB100


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BARNSLEY Pontefract Rd, Barnsley, S71 1EZ 01226 732297 B’HAM GREAT BARR 4 Birmingham Rd. 0121 358 7977 B’HAM HAY MILLS 1152 Coventry Rd, Hay Mills 0121 7713433 BLACKPOOL NEW STORE OPENS 6TH JULY 2017! 01204 365799 BOLTON 1 Thynne St. BL3 6BD BRADFORD 105-107 Manningham Lane. BD1 3BN 01274 390962 BRIGHTON 123 Lewes Rd, BN2 3QB 01273 915999 BRISTOL 1-3 Church Rd, Lawrence Hill. BS5 9JJ 0117 935 1060 BURTON UPON TRENT 12a Lichfield St. DE14 3QZ 01283 564 708 CAMBRIDGE 181-183 Histon Road, Cambridge. CB4 3HL 01223 322675 CARDIFF 44-46 City Rd. CF24 3DN 029 2046 5424 CARLISLE 85 London Rd. CA1 2LG 01228 591666 CHELTENHAM 84 Fairview Road. GL52 2EH 01242 514 402 CHESTER 43-45 St. James Street. CH1 3EY 01244 311258 COLCHESTER 4 North Station Rd. CO1 1RE 01206 762831 COVENTRY Bishop St. CV1 1HT 024 7622 4227 CROYDON 423-427 Brighton Rd, Sth Croydon 020 8763 0640 DARLINGTON 214 Northgate. DL1 1RB 01325 380 841 DEAL (KENT) 182-186 High St. CT14 6BQ 01304 373 434 DERBY Derwent St. DE1 2ED 01332 290 931 DONCASTER Wheatley Hall Road 01302 245 999 DUNDEE 24-26 Trades Lane. DD1 3ET 01382 225 140

ENGINE HP 2.6 4 6.5 6.5 13

• Mix plaster, paint, mortar, artex, cement ONLY £ etc. • Variable speed EX.VAT 82.99 control • 1100W motor Massive torque 31.5Nm 110V/230V






*Handles solids up to 30mm diameter † Sewage cutter pump MODEL MAX FLOW MAX EXC. LPM HEAD VAT CSE400A 115 8.0m £33.99 PSV1A* 140 5.8m £49.98 CSV2A (110V) 200 8.0m £129.00 HSEC651A (110V) 290 9.5m £199.00 DWP210A (110V) 600 10.8m £279.00 HSEC1400A† 430 13.0m £319.00

MOTOR MAX CUT FROM ONLY 90/45 £ EX.VAT 41.99 (mm) EXC.VAT CCS185B 1200W 65/44 £41.99 *Includes CON185* 1600W 60/40 £62.99 laser guide CCS2 1300W 60/45 £59.98


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• Portable compressors ideal onsite • Air storage in protective steel frame (No Cert. Req.) #Honda engine MODEL DISPL MAX WORKING RECEIVER CFM MOTOR PRESSURE CAP EXC.VAT Champ 3 7 2HP 8 Bar 4 ltr £139.98 Champ (110V) 7.6 2HP 10 Bar 2.4 ltr £239.00 CFP9HND# 9 5HP 7 Bar 2.65 ltr £569.00

• Fast accurate cutting of ferrous metals • Cuts material up to 100mm thick • Tough steel guard & base • Adjusts 0-45º for angled cutting







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EDINBURGH 163-171 Piersfield Terrace 0131 659 5919 EXETER 16 Trusham Rd. EX2 8QG 01392 256 744 GATESHEAD 50 Lobley Hill Rd. NE8 4YJ 0191 493 2520 GLASGOW 280 Gt Western Rd. G4 9EJ 0141 332 9231 GLOUCESTER 221A Barton St. GL1 4HY 01452 417 948 GRIMSBY ELLIS WAY, DN32 9BD 01472 354435 HULL 8-10 Holderness Rd. HU9 1EG 01482 223161 ILFORD 746-748 Eastern Ave. IG2 7HU 0208 518 4286 IPSWICH Unit 1 Ipswich Trade Centre, Commercial Road 01473 221253 LEEDS 227-229 Kirkstall Rd. LS4 2AS 0113 231 0400 LEICESTER 69 Melton Rd. LE4 6PN 0116 261 0688 LINCOLN Unit 5. The Pelham Centre. LN5 8HG 01522 543 036 LIVERPOOL 80-88 London Rd. L3 5NF 0151 709 4484 LONDON CATFORD 289/291 Southend Lane SE6 3RS 0208 695 5684 LONDON 6 Kendal Parade, Edmonton N18 020 8803 0861 LONDON 503-507 Lea Bridge Rd. Leyton, E10 020 8558 8284 LONDON 100 The Highway, Docklands 020 7488 2129 LUTON Unit 1, 326 Dunstable Rd, Luton LU4 8JS 01582 728 063 MAIDSTONE 57 Upper Stone St. ME15 6HE 01622 769 572 MANCHESTER ALTRINCHAM 71 Manchester Rd. Altrincham 0161 9412 666 MANCHESTER CENTRAL 209 Bury New Road M8 8DU 0161 241 1851 MANCHESTER OPENSHAW Unit 5, Tower Mill, Ashton Old Rd 0161 223 8376

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MANSFIELD 169 Chesterfield Rd. South MIDDLESBROUGH Mandale Triangle, Thornaby NORWICH 282a Heigham St. NR2 4LZ NOTTINGHAM 211 Lower Parliament St. PETERBOROUGH 417 Lincoln Rd. Millfield PLYMOUTH 58-64 Embankment Rd. PL4 9HY POOLE 137-139 Bournemouth Rd. Parkstone PORTSMOUTH 277-283 Copnor Rd. Copnor PRESTON 53 Blackpool Rd. PR2 6BU SHEFFIELD 453 London Rd. Heeley. S2 4HJ SIDCUP 13 Blackfen Parade, Blackfen Rd SOUTHAMPTON 516-518 Portswood Rd. SOUTHEND 1139-1141 London Rd. Leigh on Sea STOKE-ON-TRENT 382-396 Waterloo Rd. Hanley SUNDERLAND 13-15 Ryhope Rd. Grangetown SWANSEA 7 Samlet Rd. Llansamlet. SA7 9AG SWINDON 21 Victoria Rd. SN1 3AW TWICKENHAM 83-85 Heath Rd.TW1 4AW WARRINGTON Unit 3, Hawley’s Trade Pk. WIGAN 2 Harrison Street, WN5 9AU WOLVERHAMPTON Parkfield Rd. Bilston WORCESTER 48a Upper Tything. WR1 1JZ

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Ideal for use by builders, maintenance workers, etc. Multi-position height adjustment with spring bolt safety lock Leg brace for stability

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Snickers ‘FLEXIWork’ Clothing – Better Working Clothes That Really Make a Difference. While Fabric, Functionality and Fit have always been hallmarks of Snickers’ working clothes, it’s the innovation and technology in the design of FLEXIWork garments that really sets them apart from other brands. They’re designed for fast-paced working environments with body-mapping designs that ensure superior freedom of movement on site. There’s Waterproof Jackets, Fleeces, T-shirts and Hoodies plus marketleading WorkTrousers made from a durable, stretch and rip-stop fabric and polyamide reinforcements. ENQUIRY-Card 112

Have the right tool for the job

Abracs Wire Brushes are expert level premium quality products designed for ultimate performance and long life. When it comes to Wire Brushes Abracs is sure to have the right tool for the job. The range comprises of Cup, Spindle mounted, Pipeline, Bevelled and Non-spark Filament Brushes as

well as an extensive range of Hand Brushes. We have a Brand New selection of sizes and types for the 2017 year. Current developments within the range have seen the Spindle Mounted Range expand to now include a 100mm Circular brush as well as the new 3pc Spindle mounted brush set. We have also seen the addition of the Brand New De-carb brush sets an entire new additions to our shelves. Bruce Bellinger, head of the product testing team has his say on the developments of our Wire Brush range “Having tested the range extensively what really sets the Abracs Wire Brush Range apart is our Wire-Lock Technology, this means that the wire is threaded and looped around a holding plate inside the casing of each brush. This technology is a safety development within the market and means that even at extreme speed there is little risk of wire loss. Whatever job you are doing we will have a brush which is both high performance and extremely safe”. ENQUIRY-Card 113

DART PCD Blades – Tough & Long Lasting!

Protect your most important tool with hand armour

DART’s Polycrystalline Diamond Blades offer the ultimate solution for effortless fast cutting in fibre cement boards & ultra-hard materials, such as Corian. Why PCD? PCD is a polycrystalline diamond, manufactured by sintering together carefully selected diamond particles at a very high temperature and pressure in the presence of a solvent/catalyst metal. The result is an extremely tough inter grown mass of randomly orientated diamond crystals bonded to a tungsten carbide substrate. PCD, therefore can be regarded as a composite material which combines the hardness, abrasion resistance and high thermal conductivity of diamond with the toughness of tungsten carbide. Polycrystalline is ultimately an extremely hard material – harder than tungsten and carbide, so will outperform a TCT blade by up to 50 times life wise. ENQUIRY-Card 114

Your hands are your most important tools so keep them protected with Hand Armour, a new multi-use barrier cream from Everbuild – A Sika Company. Providing protection against any wet or dry contaminants, it has been designed to help stop the skin from absorbing harmful substances as well as protecting against abrasion. The non-greasy, unscented formula is easily absorbed into the skin, and with only a small amount needed to provide unbeatable protection, a little tube goes a long way. Available in 100ml tubes, Hand Armour is packed into printed display boxes which are sure to attract attention when sat on the counter, bringing builders back for this product time and time again. For further information about Hand Armour or any other product within the Everbuild and Sika ranges, contact your local sales representative, call the sales office on 0113 240 2424 or visit ENQUIRY-Card 115 ENQUIRY-Card 520

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MORE CHOICE AND MORE POWER FROM FEIN Inventor of the first electric drill and trusted German power tool manufacturer FEIN has launched its ‘Select’ initiative enabling tradesmen to build their own bespoke combo-sets from its range of cordless tools, as well as upgrading all of its batteries. Meeting the needs of the modern, cross-disciplinary tradespeople, FEIN Select spans more than 20 machines in FEIN’s range and gives tradespeople complete choice over how they combine FEIN’s tools and batteries.

When combined with the recent upgrade to all of FEIN’s batteries to increase power and run times, FEIN’s range of cordless tools have never been more adaptable and user friendly. All 12V and 18V tools in the FEIN Select

range are available as body-only or with battery sets included and can be paired with each other in any combination to create unique sets. Additional batteries can then be purchased separately or in battery starter sets, which include a rapid charger and two Li-ion batteries. Designed to offer significant savings to the end user, FEIN Select enables tradespeople to make the most of the batteries and tools already in their possession and build up their collection in the most economical way. What’s more, every bare tool comes with its own high quality FEIN tool case. Andy Mills, National Sales Manager at FEIN, commented: “FEIN Select offers our customers complete freedom in choosing exactly what they want from our range. While we will continue to produce traditional combo-sets with

trade-oriented pairings, FEIN Select recognises the economies that bodyonly deals offer existing customers. Such deals will continue to come with our industry renowned FEIN toolbox and carry cases. This new initiative is particularly useful for tradespeople that practice multiple disciplines as they can build unique sets based on their needs.” This announcement from FEIN comes shortly after it upgraded its batteries across its cordless range from 2.0Ah and 4.0Ah to 2.5Ah and 5.0Ah offering increased power and run times. FEIN’s battery packs are developed specifically to ensure a long service life and high levels of consistent performance. The FEIN SafetyCell technology and separate communication cable offer protection to the individual cells within the battery and protect from damage resulting from overload, overheating or total discharge. In addition, every tool included in FEIN Select is covered by the company’s industry leading three-year FEIN PLUS warranty, which covers the machines, batteries and charger, subject to an online registration. To find your nearest dealer or to find out more information about FEIN, please visit ENQUIRY-Card 522

Combi case from Stabila makes light work of spirit level storage Spirit levels are an essential piece of kit for tradesmen so storing them safely and where they are easy to find in your van is important. The new Stabila spirit level combi case makes this easy, presenting a professional image on site and between jobs while protecting the tool itself.

Bringing a sense of order to workshops and vehicles to increase efficiency, the combi case enables spirit levels to be stowed quickly and always be ready to hand. With five or six compartments for convenient and safe storage of spirit

levels up to 200cm in length, the combi case features extra loops for securing it in the work van or workshop. Available in two sizes to accommodate spirit levels of all lengths, the case is tough and functional and can be locked to maximise on security. Identifying which combi case is yours is made simple too, with a handy insert included for business cards or a name and address tag. Padded handles and shoulder strap make the case comfortable for carrying between jobs too. The Stabila Spirit level combi case LCC5-120 is for levels in lengths of 120cm, 90cm, 60 m, 40 cm and 25 cm, while the combi case LCC-6-200 fits levels in lengths of 200cm, 120cm, 90cm, 60cm, 40cm and 25cm. For more information call Hyde on 0121 705 7987 or visit ENQUIRY-Card 523

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DART ART’ss Polycrystalline Diamond Bladess offer th he ultimate soluttion for effortlesss cutting in fibre cement boards & ultrahard ma aterials, such as Corian. CUTS THROUGH:

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THE SANDING PERFORMANCE YOU WOULD EXPECT FROM A MAINS-POWERED TOOL: Festool presents three new cordless sanders – RTSC400, DTSC400 and ETSC125

Cordless but with maximum material removal and surface quality: Festool is "pulling the plug" and launching three new cordless sanders – in addition to the RTS, DTS and ETS corded compact sanders. Say hello to the batterypowered surface specialists: RTSC 400, DTSC 400 and ETSC 125. No heavy cable reels, no tedious searching for sockets, no messy cabling: Simply unpack and start sanding – this is the motto for the new RTSC, ETSC and DTSC cordless sanders from Festool. These three newcomers signal a paradigm shift in the cordless sander segment. Whereas previous tools have

been somewhat unwieldy and heavy, the new cordless sanders impress thanks to their counterbalanced handling and outstanding ergonomics, while still maintaining remarkable endurance and high power reserves. "It was particularly important for us that, despite being battery-powered, the material removal rate would not come up short," states Patrick Hitzer, Product Manager for Sanders and Abrasives at Festool, adding: "Traditionally, our customers have high expectations of our sanders. When developing the new cordless sanders, we placed the customer and their requirements firmly at the

centre of our focus. Right from the development process, we worked very intensively with selected test customers and incorporated their feedback directly into our work. The result is that we can meet the needs of our professional users in full." Power meets endurance and perfect handling The list of things users require from cordless sanders is long: Lightweight and counterbalanced, powerful yet longlasting, outstanding handling while delivering the perfect sanding result all the while. The new BP 18 Li 3.1 ERGO battery pack plays a crucial role in meeting these requirements. It was specially developed by Festool for its new cordless sanders and has been elegantly integrated into the handle. Full power – low weight In combination with the brushless ECTEC motor, the three compact cordless sanders deliver a performance that you would expect from a mains-powered tool. This is also reflected in the technical data: Thanks to a speed of 6000 to 10,000 rpm and a sanding stroke of 2 millimetres, not only can the sanding power be variably adjusted to suit the surface being machined, but work can also progress extremely quickly. Added to this is the low weight: The cordless sanders themselves weigh just 1 kilogram and, with the plug-in long-life dust bag and battery attached, they still only weigh 1.5 kilograms. This makes them perfect for working above head height and in difficult-to-reach places. Thanks to

Irwin Tools says thanks to Tradespeople up & down the country

IRWIN® Tools, a leading manufacturer in hand tools and power tools accessories, is celebrating the UK and Ireland’s trade professionals with the return of its National Trade Appreciation Day. For the seventh year, IRWIN® Tools is bringing back its National Trade Appreciation Day to salute the country’s real working hands, and inspire the nation to show more gratitude for our skilled workers. On Friday 15th September, IRWIN® Tools is encouraging people all across

the UK to join in and celebrate the trade, even if it’s just with a simple ‘thanks’ to a trade professional. Darren Barber, Marketing Director UK and ROI at Stanley Black & Decker, said: “Trade professionals are the backbone of our nation, they don’t just put a roof over our heads, they build this country and keep it running strong. To all these men and women who work tirelessly throughout the year, this day is our chance to give thanks and recognise them for their efforts. “There are so many opportunities still

the long-life dust bag combined with the integral extraction system, the new cordless sanders can clearly demonstrate their first-class handling. Uninterrupted sanding – cordless Another big advantage of the cordless sanders is that their charging time is shorter than their running time. The BP 18 3.1 Li ERGO battery pack is back to full charge again in under half an hour – and the average battery life is significantly longer than 30 minutes. If the battery being used is drained, it can quickly be replaced with the fully charged replacement battery. The highlight: The Set and Plus versions come delivered with two batteries – so nothing stands in the way of a quick battery change and uninterrupted, cable-free sanding any longer. Cordless or corded? Thanks to the mains adapter, the sanders can be operated without a long-life dust bag but with a mobile dust extractor, including autostart function and suction hose, using power from mains. Simply plug in the plug-it mains adapter instead of the BP 18 3.1 Li ERGO battery pack and connect it to the mobile dust extractor.

You can find more information about the new RTSC 400, DTSC 400 and ETSC 125 cordless sanders at ENQUIRY-Card 525

out there for skilled tradespeople, yet the skilled labour gap is still a major issue within our industry. We want everyone to embrace National Trade Appreciation Day so that we can raise the profile of our hardworking tradespeople, the work they do, and more importantly, give them the recognition that they deserve.” Since IRWIN® Tools first set out to champion the vital role of tradespeople, its employees and retail partners have personally thanked thousands of tradespeople and celebrated their contributions across the country. To further celebrate the nation’s tradespeople, IRWIN® Tools will be hitting the road from September to November, hosting events at over 60 selected retail locations across the UK. Plus, from 01 September to 30 November 2017, IRWIN® Tools will also be giving away thousands of gifts including tools and branded apparel to every tradesperson up and down the country through its ‘Rewards for Real Working Hands’ consumer promotion. One lucky and deserving tradesperson will win a Mercedes-Benz Van. For more information about IRWIN® Tools National Trade Appreciation Day, promotions, and to see how you can get involved, please visit ENQUIRY-Card 526

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Leicester Based WorkStuff UK Launch Brand New Website


High value for money product packages from Flir

WorkStuff UK, a leading supplier of high quality workwear and personal protection equipment for over 20 years, have just launched their brand new website to meet the growing needs of their customers. The brand new ecommerce store is stocked with a wide variety of products from work boots and high visibility jackets to chef’s whites, first aid equipment, stylish polo shirts and plenty more. Having been operating from Leicester for the previous 20 years, WorkStuff UK has developed fantastic relationships with the leading brands on the market, so are able to offer customers the very best range of products available. The new online store is therefore stocked with products from recognisable names including Caterpillar, Dr. Martens, Portwest, Castle and Uneek to name just a few.

Between now and the end of September 2017, FLIR Systems is adding even more value to thermal imaging with a series of special product packages. For those interested in buying a FLIR T540 professional camera the reward is high as, for this limited period, every model ordered will be despatched with a free pocket-portable FLIR C3 troubleshooting IR camera valued at around £600. The standout feature of the entire FLIR T-500 Series is a 180degree rotating optical block that allows thermographers to image targets overhead, below or even around obstructions from a comfortable position. FLIR Vision Processing™, laserassisted autofocus and auto-calibrated, interchangeable lenses also distinguish this range. The FLIR C3 is a powerful diagnostic camera that quickly pinpoints hidden electrical, energy efficiency or moisture issues for further thermal investigation. ENQUIRY-Card 116 ENQUIRY-Card 117

Work safely at height with new aluminium telescopic ladders

Warship artefact revived by craftsman ~ Starrett is boat builders first port of call ~

NEW TOUGH WELL ENGINEERED CONSTRUCTION HIGHLY RELIABLE IP45 RATED MOTOR SUPPLIED WITH STAND Unlike many smaller machines where the user has to split the bag, the 160L drum capacity of this mixer means it can accommodate one whole 25kg bag of cement to five of sand.

Strength in Quality

When it comes to working at height, it’s vital to have equipment you know you can rely on. New from trusted brand Draper Tools are two high-quality, versatile aluminium ladders, available in an 11-rung and 13-rung model. Manufactured in accordance with EN131.6 standards, the ladders help ensure maximum safety when working at height. Don’t forget, in the UK all employers must comply with the HSE’s Work at Height regulations, which state that the risks from work at height must be assessed and that appropriate work equipment is selected and used. Each of the new Draper Tools ladders comes fitted with sturdy slip-resistant feet which help to stabilise them when in use. The telescopic mechanism allows the 11-rung ladder to reach a height of 3200mm and the 13-rung ladder to reach a fully extended height of 3800mm. ENQUIRY-Card 118 ENQUIRY-Card 528

Precision measurement specialist, Starrett, is donating an assortment of its hand tools to Scottish craftsman, Campbell Deeming. The tools will provide assistance for Deeming’s project to create a unique Royal Navy heirloom, carved from the deck of warship HMS Nelson. The project will see Deeming forge a captain’s sea chest from the last remaining piece of decking saved from the 1920s battleship, which played a pivotal role during World War II. The creation will then be gifted to the Commanding Officer of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth. To complete the project, Deeming will use 19th century building techniques, assisted by Starrett’s precision hand tools. As part of its sponsorship of the project, Starrett has donated a 14MD millimetre reading double steel square with three graduated blades, and two combination squares, one with a 150mm satin chrome rule and one with a 300mm satin chrome rule. ENQUIRY-Card 119

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DRY WOOD IS GOOD WOOD Hudson Lambert, Director of Safeguard Europe, looks at next generation of outdoor timber treatments – namely silicone-based wood protection cream – and its advantages over traditional materials.

Despite timber being one of our more versatile and attractive construction materials, it suffers when left unprotected from the elements: exposure to moisture is harmful to wood, even if previously treated with preservative. This is because moisture impacts adversely on the dimensional and structural stability of timber – something preservatives cannot stop – leading to detrimental weathering and, depending on the environment, sometimes quite rapidly. Water – especially in combination with UV radiation from the sun – can weather unprotected wooden structures in a very short period of time. Weathering describes the gradual deterioration of materials, which initially will be evident though discolouration: dark woods tend to brighten up in colour, while light woods tend to darken. Over time, particularly in areas along the coast, timber develops a silver-grey sheen, due to mildew growth and

cellulose enrichment of the surface. Additionally, weathering loosens the fibres of wood and causes a gradual erosion of its surface. The degree of the erosion progress depends very much on the density of wood – less dense earlywood degrades much faster than latewood, resulting in uneven surfaces. This fibrous deterioration is ultimately manifested in structural instability. Repealed expansion and contraction – caused by moisture-driven swelling and drying out – will eventually warp and even crack wood. Finally, damp wood is a perfect substrate for mould and algal growth – leading to further discolouration and unsightly staining. Obviously, prior to use, most woods are subject to preservative treatment. ‘Wood preservative’ is a broad church and covers comprises a variety of different chemicals for use on timber such as insecticides, pesticides, and mildewcides. However, preservatives are ultimately only truly effective in delaying fungal decay (rot) and deterring wood-damaging insects such as woodworm. Beyond the limitations of the preservative effect, there may also be environmental considerations in that – depending on the preservative type – they may leach from timbers and into the ground. Whether a non-durable species or not, all timber benefits from proper care and periodic maintenance to minimise the effect of moisture. Such maintenance could and should include the application – even at the time of installation – of a water repellent treatment. These maintain the aesthetic and increase the durability of wood by

enabling it, as the name obviously suggests, to repel water; and reduce the possibilities of splitting, swelling, discolouration, mildew and staining. There are many types of water repellents, such as oils, stearates and silicones. While oil-based water repellents protect against the effects of wind and rain; they generally require preservative treatment first, need multiple coats and are slow and messy to apply. Furthermore, they do not permanently bond with the substrate, have to be reapplied frequently and some natural oils actually promote, rather than inhibit, biogrowth. Alternatively, next generation siliconebased water repellent – Safeguard’s Roxil, for instance – has started to appear on the market, and appears already to deliver significant benefits over traditional offerings. Lasting on average longer – up to 10 years – than oil-based examples, silicone water repellent bonds directly with the substrate, penetrating deeply into it, and thus making it less prone to degradation from the effects of moisture. The protection conferred by the powerful formulation greatly reduces moisture ingress, minimising the expansion and contraction that degrades structural stability. This also

keeps the wood cleaner, and better looking by reducing discolouration. The lack of moisture in the wood renders it inhospitable to mould, mildew and algal growths; and, finally, silicone treatment, to an extent, encapsulated the wood and so helps prevent the leaching of preservatives. The latest silicone water repellent products – such as Roxil Wood Protection Cream, from Safeguard Europe – are cream emulsions which protects timber for 10+ years from weathering and premature degradation. The R&D that went into the cream should not be underestimated: wood is naturally isotropic, meaning it is very absorbent in one direction, but less so in the other. This can result in difficulties when applying water repellent treatments, as coatings might not penetrate deep enough, depending on the grain direction of the substrate. To avoid such problems, water repellent cream has been formulated with a special blend of particularly mobile silicones with maximum loading for a maximum penetration of wooden substrates. The deep penetration of Roxil prevents excessive wear and degradation, thus ensuring enhanced protection of wooden structures for years. The cream based formulation allows for an easy application, with no dripping or spilling, whilst being able to see which areas have been treated. This ensures wooden structures are treated in full, without any areas left to the effects of weathering. As in all things, not all water repellents are equal – and budget products usually mean a lesser, budget solution. Consequently, it is important to look towards established brands with a proven track record in in dampproofing and waterproofing technology. Problems such as poor finishes, mildew, checking and splitting, and wood decay can be minimised with proper timber care. If outdoor wood is given that care initially and is maintained periodically, it can be functional and structurally sound, as well as aesthetically pleasing, for decades. Treatment of timber with a silicone water repellent cream will not only maintain and sustain the natural appearance of wood by inhibiting the growth of mildew and mould; it will also decrease the swelling and shrinking that can lead to cracking and warping; and potentially structural failures too. Visit for further information on the Roxil Wood Protection Cream. ENQUIRY-Card 530

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NEW BLOWERPROOF LIQUID SET TO TRANSFORM AIR-TIGHTNESS OF BUILDINGS Airtightness is a dominant factor affecting a building’s energy performance. It can be argued that airtightness is more important than insulation in terms of thermal performance. Even small gaps in doors and windows can cause significant heat loss and once a building is constructed, stemming unwanted air flow can prove difficult and expensive.

effectively an applicator can achieve a permanently secure and continuous seal. Blowerproof helps deliver energy performance well beyond building regulations. Blowerproof has recently been awarded BBA (British Board of Agrément) Certificate 17/5410. Jack Georgiou, project manager at BBA, says: “Blowerproof was subjected to a rigorous assessment by the BBA. The results of stringent tests were assessed including fatigue testing after accelerated ageing to verify the efficiency and durability of the air-tight seal.

When deciding how to seal construction gaps, one common option is to use a polyurethane-based, spray foam filler or silicone or acrylic sealant to ensure air-tightness, but there are acknowledged problems, with shrinkage and adhesion being the main disadvantages.

Simply brushed on, Blowerproof quickly forms a permanent, secure and continuous air-tight seal across a range of draught-prone points: wall/floor/ceiling connections, fenestrations, pipe connections including water, electricity, gas and data; all with no need for primers.

A new, BBA-certified, liquid air-tight membrane called Blowerproof is a clever, quick, easy and cost-effective way to ensure outstanding airtightness. Blowerproof has been used widely across Europe for many years as a proven and effective method of achieving high levels of airtightness, in many different buildings on a wide range of substrates.

Applied as a blue, thick liquid, fibre reinforced ‘paint’, Blowerproof Liquid Brush quickly cures to form a black sealed membrane which is highly resistant to punctures. Blowerproof is also available in white, so it doesn’t show through a plaster finish. Brushes rinse out under cold water, making Blowerproof Liquid Brush quick

to deploy and pack away. It’s safe to use in high risk environments such as food, childcare and medical environments as it is free from both volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and harmful chemicals.

“Blowerproof performed satisfactorily in all aspects of the assessment and tests so we’ve certified it as being an effective way to improve the airtightness and consequently the thermal efficiency of buildings.”

A building that leaks air is always thermally inefficient. These air leaks cost the building owner, so it’s easy to make the case for using Blowerproof. It quickly justifies both its product and labour costs.

BBA certification is recognised by Government departments and throughout the construction industry as confirmation that a product is fit for purpose. Only products and systems that have passed a series of comprehensive assessments – including laboratory tests, on-site evaluations, quality management checks and inspection of production are awarded a BBA Certificate. Once a Certificate has been issued, six monthly surveillance of production and comprehensive three yearly reviews are required to maintain its validity.

An easy way to ensure leaks are sealed, helping limit applicator error is a major step forward to improving building performance. Blowerproof can’t be beaten for how quickly, easily and

In addition to the BBA, Blowerproof has Certification from a wide range of recognised European bodies, a full list can be found on the Blowerproof website. Blowerproof is also available as a roller application which can be used directly on blockwork, brick, masonry and as a spray which is ideal for larger areas such as walls and roofs. It can be directly applied to mineral wool, sprayed set foams or PIR insulation. For further information, or to purchase Blowerproof in the UK, please visit: ENQUIRY-Card 532

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Marriott Hotel on Park Lane


DON’T FIX IT Mapei’s Keraquick S1 is a rapid set, flexible S1 adhesive. The high performance, fast setting, non-slip cementitious adhesive is suitable for the installation of ceramic, porcelain and stone tiles and mosaics.

Mapei’s Keraquick S1 adhesive is a Fast Track product, meaning a high bond strength can be achieved 2-3 hours after mixing, allowing floors and walls tiled using Keraquick S1 adhesive to be grouted after only two hours. Since January 2014 over 31 million kg of Keraquick S1 has been used to install tiles and stone. With a 0% failure rate, Keraquick helps install on average 150,000m2 per month. Keraquick S1 has been GEV-Emicode rated EC 1 and certified as low VOC; these certifications mean that Keraquick S1 adhesive is suitable for use in LEED rated projects. Keraquick S1 is ideal for renovation projects where surfaces need to be quickly back in service, such as airports, supermarkets and hotels; the Marriott Hotel on Park Lane specified Keraquick S1 for a speedy installation fixing marble stone slabs in the interior lobby, bathrooms and guest rooms. Mapei manufactures over 60 products in the UK at their production facility in

Halesowen, West Midlands for the ceramic, resilient and building industries. Mapei have 18 main research centers in 13 countries with 12% of the Group’s employees and 5% of annual turnover invested into R&D. The R&D facilities work with the most sophisticated equipment available, collaborating with prestigious universities and scientific and industrial research institutes. They also provide support to the Technical Services Department, solving the most complicated of problems, flanked by the quality control laboratories, present in all of the Group’s 73 production facilities. Email or call 0121 508 6970 for more information about Mapei’s ceramic products and technical advice. ENQUIRY-Card 534

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Dow Corning launches new low odour neutral sanitary silicone

Wondertex prem mix light is a ready mixed and ready to use joint filler and finishing compound for plasterboard. Its advanced formula, based on lightweight components ensures the product has excellent workability, is easy to sand, extremely durable and has enhanced bond with low shrinkage. Its main function is to fill and finish joints in plasterboard where jointing tape is incorporated. Alternatively, it can be used as an easy to sand finish over joints filled with Wondertex prem filler. The ready mixed product is also ideal for repairing scuffs, dents and other superficial damage to plasterboard saving you time. It is also perfect for filling and smoothing plasterboard fixing holes making prem mix light a must have product on every job. prem mix light is an air drying product and can be applied using a jointing knife or via conventional applicator machine.

OrganoWood®, the natural wood preservation specialist, offers OrganoWood® Repellent 02, the ultimate environmentally friendly and organic solution to protect wood from water, dirt and damp. OrganoWood ® 02 has been designed for use on a variety of wood types, including traditional pressure impregnated wood, larch or core pine. When used in conjunction with OrganoWood® Protection 01, the product creates a complete system for non-treated pine or fir. . A water-based wood treatment, it includes no toxic heavy metals, solvents or biocides, making it an environmentally friendly option. Organic silicon polymers within the product bond to internal fibres as it dries, and due to the unique OrganoWood® technology, creates a natural barrier from water, dirt and damp.

Global leader in silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning, has launched a new, fast acting sealant suitable for sanitary projects in both domestic and commercial settings. The Dow Corning 785N Neutral Sanitary Silicone is a mould and mildew resistant neutral silicone with low odour, high flexibility and excellent adhesion to a range of porous and non-porous surfaces. Non-corrosive to metal, the sealant remains flexible over time for lasting performance and is fast curing as well as ensuring low shrinkage – allowing for quick turnaround with a wide variety of jobs. It can be used on stone, marble and granite, as well as ceramic, porcelain, glass, tile, stainless steel and more. With a matt finish and high resistance against damage, Dow Corning 785N is the ideal product for a range of sealant projects and is available in white and clear 310ml cartridges. ENQUIRY-Card 120 ENQUIRY-Card 121 ENQUIRY-Card 122

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Organowood® 02: A natural wood protection against dirt, water & damp

Tile with time on your side Introducing new Dunlop Flexible Slowset Adhesive. We all know that certain tiling jobs call for more fixing time. That’s why Dunlop’s Flexible Slowset Floor & Wall Tile Adhesives sets nice and slow, giving you up to 20 minutes to fix and adjust your tiles. Water and frost resistant, Dunlop Flexible Slowset can be used internally and externally and is suitable for use with floor and walls tiles including porcelain, ceramic, mosaics, quarry tiles and brick slips. Because tiles can be adjusted on the wall or floor so long after positioning, it makes this new adhesive perfect for fixing large format tiles or tiles which are difficult to set out. A flexible C2TE adhesive, Dunlop Flexible Slowset is perfect for underfloor heating or swimming pools, and because of its slow-setting formulation it has a pot life of 4-5 hours after mixing – meaning less mixes for larger jobs. ENQUIRY-Card 123

THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE! • Easy and quick to apply by trowel or spray • Extremely fast drying time • Universal use: internal or external and new & old buildings • Unbeatable flexibility • Excellent crack-bridging capability >2mm • Strong resistance to hydrostatic pressure • Highly adhesive to most common building substrates • Overcoat in just over 4 hours • UV-resistant • Can be over-coated with Remmers coatings • Extreme resistance to frost and salts • Solvent & bitumen free – low odour

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Clean up with Crown Trade Clean Extreme’s 100% More Stain Resistant Finish The power of Crown Trade Clean Extreme has seen the product gain a new style billing, focused on its stain removing powers. Crown Paints has repackaged its polished performer – one of the most popular products in the Crown Trade range among decorators – to highlight its class-leading capabilities. New designs for the Crown Trade Clean Extreme suite of products highlight that the product is 100 per cent more stain resistant than standard matt vinyl emulsion paint - and can be scrubbed up to 10,000 times. Available in Scrubbable Matt and Durable Acrylic Eggshell, Crown Trade Clean Extreme comes with an ISO 11998 Class 1 scrub rating and is geared up to cope with stringent cleaning regimes, ultimately reducing the need for costly redecoration by minimising wear and tear. This ensures the product retains its ‘as good as new’ finish for the long-term, extending maintenance cycles in heavy traffic areas.

Independently tested for guaranteed results and delivering a time-proven finish in-situ, Crown Trade Clean Extreme is the ideal choice for busy areas including schools, universities and student accommodation, as well as nurseries, offices, hospitals, leisure facilities and housing association properties. Sharon Smith, Crown Paints Trade Communications Manager, said: “Crown Trade Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt and Durable Acrylic Eggshell both offer a finish that is 100% more stain resistant compared to conventional matt vinyl emulsion. “They have superior cleaning capabilities which do not compromise the integrity or finished appearance of the paint film. “New and aged stains can be easily cleaned away, returning walls to an ‘as new’ condition.

“A true flat matt coating, Crown Trade Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt retains its qualities even after repeated scrubbing, while the Durable Acrylic Eggshell leaves a subtle mid sheen finish.” For more than 200 years Crown Paints has manufactured paints that blend together quality and innovation to offer a trusted means of transforming and protecting environments indoors and out.

Mighton Partner Anker Stuy gives seating a great finish in Abbey Renovation Mighton Products partner Anker Stuy Verven (ASV) has been selected as supplier of the colour stains and lacquers for the new seating as part of a prestigious yearlong renovation of Westminster Abbey that was finally completed in June of this year. As part of the interior maintenance works that took place at the iconic London landmark 2,200 wooden chairs, with the Westminster Abbey Arms embossed in to each of the backrests, were commissioned and have now

become the new primary form of seating distributed throughout the building. The finish for these chairs carries a series of heavy demands and therefore required an exemplary quality lacquer

capable of providing long lasting protection against candle wax, as well as tough resistance against scratches and abrasions. The 2-component ASV lacquer that was eventually specified complies with the EN 71-3 standard, certifying it free from heavy metals and even suitable for use on children's toys, as well as complying with both DIN 4102 B1 and DIN 68861 B1 standards, which demonstrates its chemical resistance. However, it was not just the technical performance of this finish that was under high scrutiny but also its aesthetic appeal. Finding the right colour stain that could give the lacquer its desired hue proved to be a challenging process with eight individual shades of brown being developed from ASV’s HD LM Color stain before a selection was finally made. Emile Stuy, Export Manager at ASV, said: "The finished Abbey Chair has an aesthetically beautiful appearance through the blunt-molded finish,

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making it perfect for the architecture and ambience of the Abbey. Being part of the process that made these chairs a reality, alongside Leon Volk, owner of our Netherlands based dealer Oxid Coatings, gave us the rare opportunity to work on such a prestigious and challenging project.” Mighton has been distributing Anker Stuy products to its specialist joinery customers throughout the UK since 2016 with next day delivery and a simple pricing structure which has seen a decidedly positive response. Since the completion of the Westminster Abbey project Mighton has also added the full range of specialist timber treatments, including interior finishes, to its established range of paints and coatings that are finding increasing favour with joinery manufacturers. Mighton plans to also include the addition of paints and coatings for other, non-timber, applications in the near future. ENQUIRY-Card 538

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Bona Titan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a new generation of powerful adhesives

Bona, the wood floor experts, has launched Bona Titan, a new supreme performance, silane- based adhesive for high value projects, very wide or oversized solid wood boards - or any installation where the quality of the bond has to be guaranteed.

Bona Titan contains Titanium Technology - a revolutionary new formula comprising quadruple crosslinking that delivers superior durability and an unbeatable initial bond speed - even under challenging subfloor conditions. Bona Titan can be specified with confidence to bond all types of wood flooring. Its superb shear strength makes installation easy and keeps even the largest, solid boards securely in place. If the subfloor is sound and dry, no primer is required. The hard, silane-based formula contains no ingredients that can migrate after curing, which eliminates all risk of discolouration at the joints. The smooth, thick consistency makes it easy to use and produces stable ribs, an extremely high initial grab and zero risk of hollow spots. The bond strength of Bona Titan will not diminish over time so the stability of the floor is guaranteed for the long term. Bona Titan meets ISO 17178 standards and, in line with Bonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s environmental strategy, is a safe, clean formulation which also carries EC1-R Plus, DIBt, Greenguard and A+ low emission certifications. Bona Titan is compatible with underfloor heating and can be used directly on metal or tiles. Floors bonded with Bona Titan can be sanded after just 12 hours. Further technical information is available at or from Bonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s technical department on 01908 525 161. ENQUIRY-Card 567

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GROHE Essence E and Eurocube E:

NEW TOUCHLESS TAPS FOR THE BATHROOM Already a well-known feature in public and commercial washrooms, touchless taps are also gaining popularity in residential bathrooms due to their unique combination of comfort and hygiene thanks to hands-free activation. GROHE has just launched its new Essence E and Eurocube E touchless taps so that now the homeowner can also enjoy the many benefits of GROHE infra-red in the comfort of their home. The stylish infra-red Essence E and Eurocube E from GROHE are a perfect choice for any bathroom, combining a statement design with eco-friendly and hygienic credentials. Through the touchless, sensor activated control, the taps minimise the spread of bacteria to contribute to a healthy bathroom. This also helps to keep the tap sparkling clean for longer, reducing maintenance and maximising product life. The taps have been designed to ensure optimum comfort with ample space under the spout for hand-washing. Their intuitive design means they are a perfect choice for bathrooms used by any member of the family. The Essence E is designed with softly rounded shapes ensuring an elegant and classic design. The tap also features a swivel spout to make cleaning the washbasin easy –an unusual feature with infra-red taps. Models of various heights are available with and without a mixing lever to suit requirements and the bathroom décor. Meanwhile, Eurocube E features a contemporary and minimalist design that makes a confident eye-catching statement in the bathroom. All of the tap’s detailing has been engineered to share the same design language, resulting in a sleek and modern shape.

State-of-the-art technology Both taps can be optimally paired with numerous washbasin variants. Their bidirectional sensors are positioned for flawless functionality even when mounted on washbasins with elevated edges. For added versatility, the modern infra-red units can be adjusted to the user’s needs using GROHE’s universal remote control or simply select one of the seven pre-programmed standard settings. In addition, facility managers can retrieve important information on water consumption and tap usage via the same remote control to ensure sustainable and effective operation. A sustainable choice To reduce water wastage, the sensor-controlled start-stop function automatically ensures that water only flows as long as a user’s hands are detected below the spout. At the same time, the taps economise on water usage by capping consumption at 5.7 litres per minute without compromising on user comfort. Essence E prices from £635 Eurocube E prices from £839 Available from August 2017 ENQUIRY-Card 541

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Help lift accessible

housing issues

Creating accessible homes can alleviate pressure on health and social care, ease the 1.2million days lost through delayed discharge (bed-blocking). So says leading social housing provider Habinteg, in its latest Accessible Housing Policy Update. And with the portfolio from Closomat, key features in the bathroom are simple to achieve, maintain- and easy to evolve as the occupant’s needs change. “Accessible toileting is proven to make a huge difference in the demands on health and social care services,” says Robin Tuffley, Closomat marketing manager. “The bathroom is the most commonly adapted space. Our

equipment is proven to enable people to be discharged from hospital without the need to provide as much, or any, care support. And research shows people who are enabled to live independently, remain in their own homes, require less social care support, and have better health and wellbeing, reducing pressure on health services.” Habinteg’s figures claim some 1.8million people need accessible housing. Yet only 7% of homes in England offer even minimum

The new splashbacks in Bushboard’s Options range

Largest Wet Room Former Range on the Market Thanks to AKW

Bushboard’s premium new laminate

AKW, a leading provider of accessible showering solutions, has the largest range wet room formers on the market. The company’s TriForm, Sureform and Duraform ranges offer installers 20 easy to fit, robust formers that deliver in terms of quality and longevity. AKW’s stylish TriForm formers drain even the most powerful showers quickly and efficiently and can accommodate a wide range of tiles and slip resistant flooring. The TriForm range also offers enhanced strength through its material composition and maintenance free installation and has a load capacity of 40 stone (254kg), whilst the former’s integral trough ensures excellent water proofing without the need for silicone. Available in five sizes, the TriForm former has a contemporary look and feel that achieves a touch of luxury in any bathroom.

worksurface range, Options, includes a comprehensive choice of 34 new splashbacks designed to span the key interior trends for sophisticated greys, characterful woodgrains, natural stones, metallics and plain colours. Responding specifically to the ongoing demand for elegant stones in a warm grey palette, are designs such as Pescara Marble (pictured), along with Turin Marble, Veneto, Calacatta Statuario and Lightning Graphite which combine the luxurious look of natural stone achieved through high print definition and advanced surface textures, with the easy maintenance and performance benefits of laminate. Says Jo Gilhooly, Marketing Director at Bushboard: “In design terms, splashbacks have come much more to the fore with

retailers recognising their versatility for creating either a seamless aesthetic with the worktop, or for a material mix look. “ ENQUIRY-Card 124 ENQUIRY-Card 125

accessibility features. The provider is calling for the Government to make accessible and adaptable homes(*) the default standard for new build. In the bathroom, the called-for criteria are a WC with a flush away from the adjacent wall, walls strong enough to support addition of grab rails, and ceilings strong enough to support a hoist. Closomat’s brand-leading Palma Vita wash & dry (bidet) toilet has flush pads on either side of the cistern as standard, instantly accommodating the core requirement. With its integrated douching and drying, it inherently offers improved hygiene for the user, and longevity, even as the occupant needs change. Yet if preferred it can still be used as a conventional WC. As part of its accessible bathroom package, Closomat further offers either separate grab and support rails, or versions which can be clip-fixed to a support track, and a range of ceiling track hoists that can be configured to enable moving of the user from one room to another, and/or any point within a room. To help housing providers, Closomat has published a white paper- Design Guidance & Considerations for an Accessible Toilet/Wetroom- which can be downloaded free of charge from its website, Closomat is now Britain’s leading provider of accessible intimate hygiene solutions. Uniquely, the product portfolio is backed up with in-house design advice, site survey, supply, installation & commissioning, and, as appropriate, subsequent service,

Bathroom support A new solution is being brought to market to enable stylish options to support people as they begin to need additional care in daily life. Closomat, Britain’s brand leader in helpful toileting, can now offer a complete package to create a bathroom that can be easily and simply altered to accommodate assistive technology as the occupant requires. It can minimise- or eliminate- care support provision, optimising independence and dignity. The package can be accessed as a whole, or by individual components. The Closomat accessible bathroom focuses on the new look Vita range of wash & dry (bidet) toilets. A rail system can be added around the bathroom walls, onto which can be added, as required, a washbasin- static or heightadjustable, grab rails, support arms, changing bench and a shower seat. ENQUIRY-Card 126

maintenance and repair. The company’s is rapidly becoming the ‘go to’ resource for design guidance, white papers, CAD blocks, NBS specification clauses on provision of accessible bathrooms, toilets, washrooms at home and away. ENQUIRY-Card 543

LOCK+ Gets a Grip & Plugs the Problem Sanitary equipment specialist Celmac Wirquin has launched Lock+, a smartly engineered component that prevents a toilet seat from moving or coming loose once installed. Lock+ fits easily on all types of WC Pans, works with both plastic and stainless steel hinges whether bottom fix, top fix, quick release or soft close options. It now comes as standard and at no extra cost on a selection of Celmac’s best selling Thermoset and Thermoplastic toilet seats. Lock+ is not only extremely simple to fit it actually increases the overall lifespan of the seat, can be installed and re-installed and is guaranteed for life. Lock+ eliminates a toilet seat becoming loose, a common problem when one considers how the average plastic toilet seat is affixed to a ceramic WC pan using a metal screw. ENQUIRY-Card 127

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Bathrooms & Kitchens 39 mean it is the perfect base to create a cool, sleek backdrop that can brighten a room whilst leaving homeowners free to add interest with pops of colour through accessories and splashbacks. Bringing a new dimension to its Soho kitchen range, Benchmarx has added a fresh Gloss Light Grey finish to this collection, to offer a crisp, contemporary appearance and a high shine finish. ABS edging ensures that the Soho range is moisture resistant and as hardwearing as it is stylish and discreet, built-in edge handles complete the sleek finish of this range. Additional curved units, pillar stands, corner solutions and aluminium glass doors are also all available within this range, to ensure customers can create a unique look that works for them. Nordica Blue Featuring the latest technology, Nordica Blue provides customers with a brilliant acrylic finish that is both tough and durable. This latest cabinetry features a solid acrylic door with a duo thick stainless-steel edge, making it ideal for homeowners wanting something that bit different.

Explosive deals come as standard as Benchmarx sets off its 2017 Big Bang Promotion With five new kitchens under its belt and a host of new branded appliances now added to its portfolio, the trade-only supplier of high quality, pre-assembled kitchens, Benchmarx Kitchens & Joinery, is now set for its popular promotion period with the launch of its 2017 Big Bang deals. With the ongoing aim to ‘save the

trade time and money’, this muchloved annual promotion runs from the 18th September until the 31st October 2017, and means that builders and tradesmen can benefit from a range of great deals across an array of appliances, accessories, flooring and ironmongery. The offers cover every aspect of your kitchen project needs whilst meeting the high-quality standard you expect from Benchmarx. Neff appliances, such as the Hide and slide Pyrolytic Oven, American Style Fridge Freezers and Integrated Dishwashers all form part of the deals available and sit alongside great offers on AEG, Zanussi and CDA appliances. Deals on sinks, taps, beautiful oak worktops and flooring are available across the company’s wide range- as well as the finishing touches such as Interior Oak and Glazed Oak interior doors. With more than 180-branches across the country, Benchmarx takes pride in its local approach and welcomes builders and kitchen fitters to bring homeowners in to see and discuss exactly what is possible. All orders will be handled by your chosen branch, so you know you have a point of contact at all stages of your project.

THE NEW FIVE FOR 2017 Nowadays, being able to recommend products that offer quality finishes and match the latest kitchen trends is vital when it comes to meeting customer needs.

The rich, dark Charcoal colourway is a welcome addition to the Sherwood collection, which includes Bone White and Grey options, to offer a mix and match kitchen that works with a customer’s style.

So, to ensure fitters can do just that Benchmarx has added five new ranges to its rigid kitchen collections. New splashbacks and worktops complete the ability to impress too.

Giving the best of both worlds, it has the look and feel of painted wood, right down to the grain effect, but with a durable PVC coating.

Chelsea Matt Dove Grey In-frame kitchen Lending itself to a unique look, the stunning Chelsea Matt Dove Grey kitchen sees Benchmarx move into the more premium end of the market as lacquered, ‘in-frame’ looks in Matt Dove Grey are being seen in high-end designer kitchens across the country. The door and drawer fronts are neatly framed within one-piece cabinetry to make this a striking feature in its own right. Fit with cornicing for timeless appeal or suggest going without for a bold, contemporary overall look. The Sherwood Charcoal Range The Sherwood Charcoal range is ideal for those wanting to add a bold depth to their kitchen style or even simply create an eye-catching contrast across their chosen cabinetry.

Matt Dove Grey joins the Eton Range The addition of the brand-new Matt Dove Grey finish to the ever-popular Eton range is perfect to bring the latest industrial look to life. And, with matt cupboard finishes making a statement in designer kitchens at the moment, this latest colourway ensures your customers can have a top-end look at an affordable price too.

Optional smoked glass units complement this exciting new range. AluSplash Exclusive to Benchmarx, AluSplash is a durable 4mm thick aluminium based splashback and is ideal to add a pop of colour or as an alternative to tiling. It is waterproof, fire resistant, steam resistant, grout free and can be cut onsite using standard woodworking tools, so is highly versatile. The high gloss, UV resistant paint coating also means the end result is comparable to more expensive glass counterparts too. Zenith Worktops The addition of the Zenith Compact Laminate range to the Benchmarx Kitchens collection sees a new wave of laminates coming through, and goes a long way to dispelling the reservations some may have with the material. At just 12.5mm, it is ultra-thin and made from building up layers of solid laminate material. This makes it makes it 100% waterproof and highly resistant to impact, heat and abrasion. To find out more about the Big Bang promotions or the new ranges, pop into your local branch or visit

As with the existing gloss finishes in the Eton collection, the new Matt Dove Grey option features a highly durable PVC door foil and moisture-resistant ABS edging, to make this a hardwearing choice that will remain looking good despite the most hectic family lifestyle. Going Grey with Soho There’s no mistaking that gloss grey continues to be a staple in the world of interiors – and not without good reason. Its versatility and neutral tone ENQUIRY-Card 544

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Methven releases new cool-to-touch bar showers Methven, the global designer and manufacturer of premium showers and tapware, has launched two new cool-to-touch shower models. The technology in Methven’s new bar showers ensures the bar valves never get warmer than the mixed water temperature, resulting in a safer shower experience that is suitable for the whole family. The adjustable thermostatic controls also allow users to maintain their preferred water temperature setting and have a 38°C temperature hot stop default safety setting to prevent scalding. The Waipori Cool-To-Touch Bar Shower with Diverter features both a Satinjet® Square Fixed Head and a Waipori handset. The diverter allows users to switch between the two by simply turning the right handle forwards to operate the overhead shower or backwards to activate the handset. The Square Fixed Head utilises Methven’s patented Satinjet technology to deliver a luxurious

showering experience at a flow rate of just nine litres per minute, and is mounted on an adjustable ball joint for increased flexibility. The Waipori handset comes with a smooth antitwist 1.5m hose to prevent tangling. The shower is suitable for pressures of 1.5 bar and above. Meanwhile, the Savvi Cool-To-Touch Bar Shower with Diverter is part of the Deva by Methven product range. Featuring a Savvi overhead shower on an adjustable ball joint and a Savvi handset with a double interlocking 1.5m hose, it is also suitable for pressures of 1.5 bar and above. Both bar showers come with Easy Fit Connectors which allow them to be retro fitted to existing holes, enabling quick and easy installation, and ensuring perfect alignment and a water tight seal. Martin Walker, CEO at Methven UK, said: “With the rise in intergenerational living, and the fact that the UK population is currently living longer than ever before, it’s never been more important for showers to be safe for every family member to use. Our new cool-to-

touch models are suitable for both young and elderly users, combining safety with stylish good looks and the latest showering technologies to give users an invigorating showering experience, and we’re delighted to introduce them to the UK market.” ENQUIRY-Card 545

Wet Rooms Made Easy Wetroom Innovations Limited have been supplying high quality value for money wet room materials to the trade for over 10 years. We have a wealth of knowledge in every aspect of the process and as such can offer unparalleled levels of advice and personal service. With large UK stocks dispatched direct from our warehouse we can provide easy to install wetroom kits with detailed instructions to you next day.

Wetroom Innovations offers a wide array of products to suit any domestic, commercial, tile or vinyl installations. Market leading products including wetroom floor formers, tanking systems, linear drainage, steam rooms and shower screens to name a few. Life of tiling warranty provides you and your customers with total peace of mind. Wetroom Innovations supply the ever popular Maxxus wetroom floor former,

an extremely strong and versatile deck. This deck is only 22mm thick and can sustain a 470kg load over 400mm joist centres. This reduces the potential for tile cracking, cutting down installation time as no under-boarding is required unlike other wetroom floor formers that deflect under load. Wetroom Innovations produce UK manufactured contemporary frameless shower screens. Beta Screens offer uncompromising quality and high-end aesthetics, from singular stock screens and doors to entirely bespoke enclosures which can be made to fit almost any space. For further information please contact on 01629 815500 or visit our website at ENQUIRY-Card 546

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Inta introduces Trade-tec

shower collection Leading manufacturer Inta has added the Trade-tec collection to its comprehensive range of showering products - making it perfect for professional installers who want superlative quality at affordable prices. The range comprises of two cold feeds. thermostatic bar showers, a concealed And like all Inta showers, the Trade-tec shower, and a bath shower mixer. All range comes with a five-year warranty come with Inta’s proven built-in anti- and is WRAS approved. scald technology - the failsafe function Trade-tec TR10032CP bar shower is a that prevents scalding in the event of highly stylish ‘fit and forget’ product water supply failure on either the hot or that does not compromise on quality.

Available in boxes of four, the newest thermostatic bar shower comes with a flexible slide rail kit and fast-fix brackets. The Trade-Tec Coolflow ST20017CP comes with a flexible slide rail kit, multifunction handset, safe-touch body and fast-fix brackets, while the Trade-Tec Concealed Shower TR40014CP has 15mm direct inlet and outlet connections and single function handset. The Bath Shower Mixer TR30024CP has adjustable fixing points for the riser, a flexible riser kit and deckmounted legs. Coolflow and BSM (bath/shower mixer) are also TMV2-approved for domestic, leisure and hotel applications. The range has been designed to enable easy installation with set fixing centres, while fast-fix brackets provide wall mounting, compression joint and shower connection in one convenient solution. Direct compression connections reduce the number of wet connections to be made when fitted

with 15mm pipework. Stuart Gizzi, Director at Inta, said: “We’re very pleased to unveil our latest range, which has been specifically engineered to meet the exacting demands of the professional installer. Each of the products performs exceptionally well and offers the superlative performance and reliability that all our customers expect. Each is easy to fit, but we offer a dedicated technical helpline for installers in case of queries.”

Inta is giving away a Trade-tec TR10032CP bar shower (RRP £95.24) on its Facebook page.Visit for details. For more information about Inta’s showering collection, visit ENQUIRY-Card 548

Marmox Showerlay 360 Drain enables most versatile floor level shower available

DallFlex shower channels award winning designs from Europe's acknowledged leaders

Marmox, has added a new drainage solution to its range of Showerlay floor level shower bases, which has been designed to simplify the installation of plumbing in both new-build and refurbishment applications and is compliant with all relevant standards. Joining the company’s extensive range of products, the new Showerlay360 Drain, as the superscript title suggests, is fully rotatable to enable use in horizontal as well as vertical outlet connections – or any angle in between – for total flexibility. Manufactured from an extruded polystyrene foam (XPS) core, the boards also provide very good thermal insulation and are completely impermeable to water for a totally leak-proof and trouble-free installation. MARMOX (UK) LTD.

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SIZE MATTERS Get the right size hot water heating unit & system to fit the site - Rinnai

New from Rinnai, the UK's leader in continuous flow hot water heating, is a Site Sizing Service designed to give the right amount of hot water delivery to meet existing and planned needs. The new service initiative from Rinnai - available over email, iPhone and site visit - is to give contractors and users the right mix of products and system which fit the needs of the site, rather than a 'one size fits all approach' seen with traditional hot water heating systems. "Every site is different, as all installers know, and the tradition of oversizing a system 'just in case' is a very costly way for a site to have hot water on demand. The very basis of our product concept is that the end-user only pays for the fuel

to heat the hot water at the point of use. There are very few sites that might need a stored hot water facility - but this is very expensive - its rather like keeping a car's engine running just in case you want to drive it. It is as simple as that," says Rinnai head of Operations, Chris Goggin. He adds, "We are inviting contractors, designers, installers, end-users and consultants to contact us in person to discuss their new installations so that we can recommend the right system specific to the site. Our product can cope with virtually any size of commercial site - hotels, hospitals, schools, office blocks and larger residential properties and we have proven systems configured to cope with the biggest commercial premises - right through to Government departments

such as the Welsh Office or 350 plus bed hotels. The complete, bespoke and personalised system is designed for the specific need of the site or user and we have a proven record of adding significant value to our customers. The Rinnai product range includes the Infinity HDC1600i, a premium condensing hot water heater tested to below 20 ppm NOx, producing the lowest emissions on the market, with 97% gross efficiencies. Also in this established and proven range of award winning products is the condensing HDC1200 internal and external models which give an energy performance of 107% net efficiency while the larger Rinnai HDC1500 internal and external models have 105% net efficiency. Rinnai Infinity condensing units also exceed all the

demands of Part L Building Regulations. The Rinnai HD50i internal water heater and HD70e external water heater offer greater flexibility at the design stage and can offer an alternative solution where flue runs are problematic or internal space is not available. They are excellent units for refurbishment projects. Using a modular system of either internal or external Rinnai HD or HDC condensing water heaters and a stainless steel storage vessel, demands in excess of 20,000 litres per hour can be satisfied. Rinnai Infinity Plus Storage packs are delivered direct to site in one complete package. Rinnai units are 'renewables ready' when used as a gas booster to solar thermal or heat pump installations in maximizing renewable heat gains. It is the only booster that ensures a hot shower or bath any time of the day or night. The rest of the time the gas fired unit is inactive minimizing energy usage. Rinnaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s development and investment in integral smart controls for its appliances enable smart integration with sophisticated BMS systems allowing multi data monitoring which in turn identifies areas where energy, service and breakdown efficiencies can be improved. Each digital remote controller can be individually programmed, to deliver temperature accurate hot water for washing and cleaning however the water heater can only deliver one set temperature at any time. Remote temperature controllers cannot override the master temperature setting made with the DIP switches within the heater ensuring safety. Controllers can also deliver basic fault diagnosis. Rinnai also fields a common header flue system to streamline manifolded installations of its award-winning Infinity condensing units. Another simple but effective idea which safeguards against lime scale build up occurring in Rinnai continuous flow water heaters a scale control system continually monitors the appliances for lime scale deposits around the heat exchanger. Also in the range is the Infinity Solo. This is a Rinnai hot water heating unit which combines the advanced technology of its wall mounted water heaters with a stainless steel storage cylinder all in one. And it boasts very low heat loss figures. For more information on the RINNAI product range visit ENQUIRY-Card 552

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‘Think Dirty’, Urges New Sentinel Campaign It’s not every day that heating and plumbing engineers are encouraged to ‘think dirty’ on the job, but that’s exactly what best practice water treatment specialist Sentinel is doing with the launch of one of its biggest (in this case, size does matter) campaigns yet. Supported by boiler manufacturers, merchants and industry bodies, Sentinel’s tongue-incheek ‘Think Dirty’ campaign aims to raise awareness around the issue of dirty circulating water, and help installers to deliver best practice cleaning as quickly and easily as possible through the selection of suitable cleaning chemicals. Poor water quality is a common problem; research conducted by Sentinel and two leading boiler manufacturers in over 50,000 UK homes found that 35% of heating systems under five years old and more than 50% of systems over five years old suffer from dirty circulating water, while 87% of systems tested have insufficient inhibitor protection. Moreover, the consequences of dirty water are often dire, and can include pin-hole corrosion and component failure (which can occur within months of commissioning), radiator cold spots,

excessive energy consumption, low heat output and loss of boiler warranty – all of which can result in call-backs, complaints and loss of business for installers. Sentinel’s solution? Achieve an effective, best practice clean by thinking dirty; consider the age of the heating system, the type of dirt in it, and the extent of fouling, and then use the appropriate cleaning chemical for that system. Martyn Bridges, Director of Marketing and Technical Support at Worcester, Bosch Group, echoes Sentinel’s advice: "Correct cleaning, flushing and on-going inhibitor protection is becoming increasingly important for the lifetime protection of heating systems, and that's why Worcester Bosch, Group runs dedicated water treatment courses. Sentinel's 'Think Dirty' campaign is a fun way to continue the conversation on the importance of best practice water treatment, so like the campaign suggests, think about the type of dirt in the system, choose an appropriate cleaner for the job, and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for a best practice clean." For example, systems less than six months old should be cleaned with

Sentinel X300 for New Systems – aptly partnered with the strapline ‘You never forget your first time’ under the Think Dirty campaign. X300 is specifically designed to remove harmful installation debris and contaminants such as metal swarf, copper dust, grits and sands, excessive flux, greases and oils. Need to squeeze in a quickie? Then Sentinel X800 Fast Acting Cleaner (for systems older than six months) is the best choice, as it can remove adhering and settled corrosion deposits and scale in as little as one hour. It’s also suitable for powerflushing operations, or for use on distressed systems where no heat is available. Once again, the Think Dirty campaign has come up trumps for X800, with the saucy but memorable strapline ‘You and me, non-stop for the next hour’. Sentinel X400 High Performance Cleaner is perfect for systems older than six months old that suffer from significant corrosion buildup and problems such as radiator cold spots, partial blocking due to magnetite sludge buildup, and circulation issues. It has a minimum cleaning time of two hours, but as the Think Dirty campaign suggests, this cleaner ‘can go for days or weeks, in fact’, making it ideal for pre-

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dosing. Sentinel’s Think Dirty campaign will run throughout the heating season, giving installers plenty of opportunity to get dirty minded and put best practice cleaning into practice. Keep an eye out for a new formulation X800 Cleaner that gets installers in and out in under an hour, a new filth-loving Sentinel filter, an adventurous advertising campaign, titillating competitions, and plenty of tips for talking dirty with homeowners. In the meantime, installers can pick up Sentinel X300, X400 and X800 cleaners from merchants such as City Plumbing Supplies, which is right on top of the campaign: “Sentinel’s Think Dirty campaign might raise a few eyebrows but, importantly, it’s going to raise awareness about the different types of cleaners available and how to achieve a best practice clean. City Plumbing Supplies supports the campaign as we see that it adds real value to installers, helping them to clean systems more effectively, easily and quickly,” said Nicola Clegg, Head of Marketing at City Plumbing Supplies. ENQUIRY-Card 553

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Rinnai Infinity 1600E offers lowest Low-Nox Guaranteed Rinnai, designer and manufacturer of the A-rated Infinity range of Infinity continuous flow condensing gas fired water heaters, supplies the best energy efficient range of low-NoX water heaters on the market. Advanced condensing heat exchangers combined with innovative down firing pre-mix burner technology ensure every cubic metre of natural gas or LPG is utilised to the maximum in the Infinity HDC 1600e. The units are renewables-ready and suitable for use as a temperature booster for solar thermal and heat-pump installations. The HDC1600e is also future-proofed against future regulatory and legislative changes. The renewables-ready low-Nox Infinity HDC 1600e external wall

mounted boiler along with the interior HDC 1600i version) utilises Rinnai’s patented pre-mix burner technology with a 14-1 turn down ratio – the largest on the market – of 58.4kw-4.05kw and is ultra quiet in operation. Integral controls on the units are also a major step forward in achieving best efficiencies whether locally or when integrated into a building management system. Legionella proliferation is also significantly reduced too. Rinnai has also invented additional

‘SMART’ controls for secondary return DHW systems in the form of an advanced temperature control system which allows for safe running of water at 42°C core temperature during the day and 60°C at a time when the building is closed. By the time the building reopens, core temperature is 42°C for safe use. “The uptake on the whole series of Rinnai’s low-NoX, high efficiency product, across all sectors, has been nothing short of phenomenal,” says Rinnai UK Associate Director Chris Goggin. Rinnai Infinity HDC range offers condensing technology with up to 107% gross efficiency, ultra-low-Nox of less than 20 ppm, a widely expansive modulation range of 54kW-4kW and high flow rates of 37/ltr/min. Add to these benefits the peace of mind of an extended warranty, a top A-rating exceeding the demands of ecolabelling legislation, the flexibility of external wall mounting and delivery to site with all relevant accessories and the knowledge that the HDC1600e is future-proofed against future regulatory and legislative changes and it is easy to see why the Rinnai brand is fast growing in popularity among H&V professionals. For more information on the RINNAI product range visit ENQUIRY-Card 554

Stokvis HIUs slim down for central London specification

Launch of Eco Gas Safety Shut off valve

An Electro-Hydraulic Gas Safety Shut-off Valve, from Watts Industries UK, used in commercial and domestic applications across the globe has undergone a series of subtle changes to enhance its environmental credentials and enjoy new and improved features. Manufactured in the UK by renowned product name Black Teknigas the Powerseat® Eco will benefit from a LED display detailing the status of the valve, increased external environmental protection to IP56 equivalent, a manual re-set switch in all versions and screwless, quick connections for installation of electrics all of which will assist installers and those that manage the system on a daily basis. “Our Powerseat Valve is hugely popular and these subtle changes will only serve to enhance its performance and usability ensuring it retains its position as one of the most popular valves on the market” said Dave Raynor Product Manager Watts Water Technologies UK. ENQUIRY-Card 128

The power of Tectite Pro Tectite Pro, the highly versatile push-fit fitting by leading manufacturer of plumbing and heating solutions, Pegler Yorkshire, has been tested beyond its reported capabilities and passed with flying colours! The metal push-fit fitting has been put to the test in both a conventional and nonconventional way. Initially, independent testing facility the Advanced Structural Testing Centre (ASTC), based at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), was sought due to its UKAS Accredited tensile testing capacity which allowed tests up to 1000 kN or Kilonewtons. Phil Spiers, Head of the ASTC, said: “The AMRC has a range of capabilities within its UKAS accredited test facility and this type of testing suits our in-house developed methods certification. “The facilities at AMRC are a fantastic way to test to destruction in a safe environment, allowing companies like Pegler Yorkshire to independently validate the performance of their products.” ENQUIRY-Card 129

Econoplate H Series from Stokvis Energy Systems The ability of Stokvis Energy Systems to meet the needs of its clients where custom built, high specification solutions are required for centralised and other heating systems, has been clearly demonstrated on a high specification residential refit in the capital. GPJ Consulting, located at Camborne in Cornwall, called on the services of Stokvis Energy Systems to supply a total of 32 bespoke heat interface units, to replace existing models serving separate apartments within the UNISON Building on London’s Euston Road. Devon development shows benefits of Omnie Underfloor Heating A high quality residential development, being undertaken in one of Devon’s most sought after locations, is making extensive use of underfloor heating systems from the well proven and very versatile OMNIE range, from Timoleon. The four properties at Clearwater Court in Clyst St. Mary – two of them conversions of a former industrial building and two new-builds - are nearing completion by Vision Developments (SW) Ltd., creating spacious and energy efficient homes with character. Within the converted paintworks, the modernised masonry construction offers both high standards of insulation and thermal mass while the space heating is being provided by high ENQUIRY-Card 130

performance gas boilers distributed by two OMNIE solutions. The boiler in each property is connected via two of OMNIE’s Axios manifolds located at ground floor and first floor level. ENQUIRY-Card 131

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ISO-BLOCO one has rapid window construction covered IMPROVED sealing of windows is provided by ISO-BLOCO ONE foam tape available from leading supplier ISO-CHEMIE. The multi-purpose foam tape enables installers to quickly and easily seal windows from inside the building during construction, avoiding the need to use time consuming and costly external access systems like scaffolding and ladders. This can provide cost savings of up to 70% when compared to traditional three component systems - hiring ISO-BLOCO ONE from ISO-CHEMIE offers fast and cost effective onsite window sealing

access systems, with the associated health and safety issues, can add significantly to the overall cost of a new build or renovation project. Moreover, because the foam sealant can be used in the wet and rain the installation of windows can be undertaken regardless of external weather conditions, avoiding time consuming and costly delays. This can add-up to potential savings of hundreds of pounds per day, ISO CHEMIE estimates. Self-adhesive ISO BLOCO ONE provides

a high-performance seal for window and door joints up to 30mm wide and is impermeable to driving rain at a minimum of 1,000 Pa – 66% higher reliability than most conventional joint sealing tapes. The internal air tight seal has been tested at 1000 Pa pressure difference (20 times more than UK Building Regulations.) and found to give less than 0.1 m³ of air loss. At the same time, depending on tape width, it will also supply a U-Value of 0.55 and reduce sound by 63 dB, straight from the box. Once installed, the tape ensures structures are better protected from elemental factors like wind, dust and moisture ingress by accommodating the changes in structural movement caused by environmental, cyclical and settlement factors. Product complies with energy saving regulations (EnEV) on windows and doors as well as the RAL

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Great savings on Barrierfold Systems Barrier Components Ltd., are offering a special deal on the two door and two+two leaf kits on the BarrierFold door system till the end of September. BarrierFold is a component system designed to hold the customers’ choice of external door and is ideal to open up the space at the back of a home onto a garden or decking area. The components are made from stainless steel with a brush stainless finish or there’s an option for a polished gold PVD finish. The 35mm track is 25 micron anodized aluminum and its channel features a PVC insert for the tough durable nylon wheels to provide a smooth sliding operation. With a maximum leaf weight of 90kg, width of 1000mm and height of 3300mm it gives the installer lots of door choice. For full specification and video footage of the system and how it works view Barrier Components e-commerce web site at Barrier Components have been specifying quality architectural hardware for 30 years and offer a number of systems available for sliding and pivoting door installations. They offer BarrierStack, BarrierSlide, BarrierFold, VistaSlide and VistaFold systems as well as a huge range of hinges and pivots and industrial standard door systems. For further information or assistance please contact the Barrier Components Technical Team on 01708 891515 or ENQUIRY-Card 559

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SWA member supplies screens and doors for hotel winter garden The phased refurbishment of both private rooms and the elegant public spaces of a Manchester hotel has been successfully completed with a member of the Steel Window Association, The Cotswold Casements Company, playing a pivotal role in the supply and installation of screens and doors. Located near the centre of the city, The Palace Hotel has now been renamed The Principal Manchester following a £20m refurbishment and re development with Michaelis Boyd Associates the architectural practice responsible for leading the design work. As the specialist steel window package contractor for the project, Moreton-inMarsh-based, Cotswold Casements, began by tackling the restaurant and winter garden where highly experienced operatives installed large screens as well as double and single doors to divide what was once the trading hall of a major insurance company.

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As one of the country’s foremost door manufacturers, Premdor has one of the most extensive collections of internal and external door designs available to the UK market. It can therefore be seen that the extent of the colourways, designs and finishes provides the perfect opportunity to add value to a home or commercial establishment by mixing and matching contrasting door styles upstairs and downstairs, including external entrance doors. Whilst the use of internal wall colour, texture and design is the accepted norm, the concept of using doors to achieve a decorative effect can often be overlooked. Whether it be new build or a refurbishment project the coordination of a Contemporary Oak finish downstairs complementing a White Moulded option upstairs can lead to a dramatic decorative effect.

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Interior design like all fashion evolves with the times and so the march of contemporary movement can often seem relentless. Of course a sense of tradition and warmth for the past often shapes our thinking with modern decor and so it is hardly surprising that Vicaima has seen a trend for panelled doors making a noticeable return over the past year. In response to this latest vogue, Vicaima have reinvigorated their Classic K range to provide a modern twist to an old favourite with some exciting new finishes. The Vicaima Classic K Range takes elements of shaker styling but with a more up-to-date and appealing look for the modern generation of interior panelled doors. Available in 1, 2, 3 and 4 panel designs, together with glazed options, Classic K doors offer a solid construction with real veneer faces, together with white or primed for onsite painting if required.

As part of a residential renovation project, Crystal Clear Bristol recently installed a Lumi composite door with sidelight all finished in Slate Blue, from Apeer. “The homeowners wanted to add a modern, stylish finish to the property on which we had undertaken a complete window refit, and the unique Lumi door in Slate Blue was the perfect finishing touch.” James Mizen, MD of the Bristol-based home improvement specialist explains. Crystal Clear Bristol has been installing high quality windows, doors and conservatories for almost 20 years, and has been offering Apeer products, including Apeer70, Modo and Diamond for almost a decade. After adding the Lumi range following its launch, James believes the products’ unique features make it popular with homeowners. The market for home improvements is fast being driven by the homeowners’ modern and contemporary, designfocussed aspirations. ENQUIRY-Card 142 ENQUIRY-Card 143 ENQUIRY-Card 560

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GET THE LATEST IN FRONT DOORS FROM GARADOR The UK’s leading garage door manufacturer Garador has added five fresh new designs to its hugely popular FrontGuard front entrance door range. The exciting new doors include the FGS410, FGS430 and FGS 450, three elegant classical styles to add appeal and charm to both traditional and modern properties; and the FGS515 and FGS 600, offering the ultimate in modern design and looks. The doors all come of course with Garador’s exceptional engineering and functionality. Plus they have been designed to provide outstanding thermal insulation, with U-Values down to 0.87 W/m²k on some door models. This, together with thermal breaks built into the door panel and frame and sturdy rubber seals on all four sides of the door panel, ensures the best possible protection for a home even during the worst winter weather. Security is integral in each door,

incorporating Garador’s unique fivepoint security locking system. The glazing on the doors is shatterproof, with an outside pane laminated with security glass and the inside pane constructed with safety glass to maximise safety and protection. The new front doors also come with three way adjustable hinges; enabling the person fitting the door to make minor adjustments to ensure the door opens and closes perfectly. With the addition of the FGS410, FGS430, FGS450, FGS515 and FGS600, Garador now manufactures 18 different designs of front doors in a huge range of colours and finishes, to complement its already extensive range of up & over, sectional and roller garage doors. Garador’s Managing Director Simon

Hipgrave says “Choosing a front door that complements your garage door is becoming increasingly popular, which is why we have expanded our range of front entrance doors again with more Classic and Modern door designs.” Simon continues “With these new additions to our front door range, we can provide an even greater selection of

front doors to complement your new or existing Garador garage door” To find out more about Garador’s front entrance doors, visit or call 01935 443 710 ENQUIRY-Card 561

New VEKA Imagine door lifts expectations Debuted at the FIT Show 2017, VEKA Group’s brand new Imagine Lift & Slide Patio Door is the latest addition to its luxurious, innovative and technically advanced Imagine suite of doors. Designed to ‘let nature into your living space’, the system can incorporate between two and four sashes; any and all of which can be configured to ‘lift and slide’ depending on the user’s requirements. And, thanks to its safe and secure construction – utilising extra large steel reinforcements within the profile – the Imagine Lift & Slide Patio Door is strong enough to easily handle both residential and commercial applications. Dawn Stockell, VEKA Group’s Marketing Director comments: “The Imagine Suite remains one of the industry’s most significant developments in terms of doors, with each new addition embracing its ethos of quality, capability and style. The Lift & Slide Patio Door is

no exception, offering luxurious expanses of glass while providing ‘best in class’ levels of insulation depending on the glazing used. We’ve pushed the boundaries of what’s possible, facilitating creative door designs that could only have been imagined before.” That’s not to say that the Imagine Lift & Slide Patio Door is intended only for wider openings. Its easy-to-operate sliding sashes are as effortless to use in small doorways as they are across large frontages opening onto lawns, patios or terraces for example. “We wanted the Imagine Lift & Slide Patio Door to be elegantly stylish from any angle; inside or out”, Dawn continues. “Visible surfaces have been kept to a minimum even in floor-to-ceiling installations;

maximising the natural light let in, and creating a sumptuous sense of space. Sliding sashes close flush to the frame, and drainage has been fully concealed within the sash.” The Imagine Lift & Slide Patio Door is available in a range of finishes (19 colours and woodgrains from VEKA’s Variations colour collection) across all installation options. Aluminium covers can be specified in those finishes too, further increasing the system’s versatility as part of a broader design scheme. The same flexibility applies to hardware, with products from all major manufacturers catered for. “The Imagine Lift & Slide Patio Door met with a fantastic reception at its FIT Show launch”, Dawn adds. “What our

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Student Accomodation refurb is tall order for REHAU Windows When Manchester-based Excell Trade Frames was awarded the contract to replace the windows in a student accommodation block for the Sanctuary Group, the company set to work immediately on the fabrication of the 1,100 REHAU frames required for the job – as well as a plan to overcome the challenge of installing them in a 17-storey building, without access from inside. Wardley House is a student refurbishment project to be completed accommodation block in the centre of in time for the 2016 academic intake. Bradford, providing high-quality, The scope of the work included the modern living for up to 290 students replacement of 1,100 windows, new from the University of Bradford and lighting, the replacement of the water Bradford College. Located above the and heating system and a facelift for National Media Museum, the complex reception/common room areas. was in need of an upgrade so owners The building’s existing windows were Sanctuary Group invested £1.5m in a single-glazed, metal frame windows,

which were inefficient and in a poor state of repair. The contractor on the job, City Gate Construction, worked with REHAU on a dedicated specification to meet Sanctuary Group’s vision for the refurbishment and the use of REHAU’s TOTAL70 profiles was agreed. REHAU’s TOTAL70 casement windows are designed to meet the requirements of commercial and domestic refurbishment projects, as well as new builds. Available as either chamfered or sculptured profiles, the windows have single leg beads to provide easy but secure on-site glazing. As TOTAL70 profiles are PVC-U, they guarantee maximum energy efficiency yet are low maintenance for building operators. So for Sanctuary Group, the windows will be very much fit and forget. To give a modern, contemporary look, the spec for the TOTAL70 profiles included a grey laminate foil so that the windows and glazing would look completely grey – even with the sun shining on it. Excell Trade Frames, a REHAU approved manufacturer and supplier, won the contract to replace the windows at Wardley House. With a factory in nearby Manchester, Excell measured and manufactured all the windows for the job and transported them to site in Bradford. The installation of the windows had to be carefully planned, as this had to be done from the outside of the building. Eddie McGrath, commercial Sales Manager at Excell said: “In a previous refurbishment, false walls had been put up in front of the windows, giving students access to them via a meter

square hatch. Unfortunately, this meant that we couldn’t get complete access to the windows from the inside of the building – the only way was from the outside!” Scaffolding was put up around the building to help with the complex installation. Eddie devised a plan with four teams of fitters, who took out the old metal windows and lowered them to the ground, before hoisting up the 3m2 PVC-U replacements and installing them in position. The planning paid off, and Eddie’s team managed to complete a floor every week to finish the installation in just four months. Matt Janicki, Area Sales Manager for the North West for REHAU Windows Solutions, said: “This was a large scale, complex project, but thanks to a well considered specification and careful planning of the installation, the new windows have unquestionably transformed the exterior of the building. Wardley House is a landmark for students and locals in Bradford and the TOTAL70 windows provide a fresh new look for the building to make it look modern and appealing while reducing energy and maintenance costs for Sanctuary Group.” ENQUIRY-Card 568


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X-Wood Cladding creates superb refurbishment Freefoam Building Products are proud to release a new case study featuring the PVC foiled X-Wood cladding range. This beautiful property in rural Leicestershire originally featured white wood windows and a wood clad annex.

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Westerland and Moorland, BBA certified fibre cement slates from Cembrit, have helped achieve a Code for Sustainable Homes and a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating for a newly built £30 million retirement village in Oxfordshire. Built on a four hectare site, Coral Springs is a newly built retirement village in Witney, Oxfordshire. Comprising of one and two-bedroom homes, special suites, and a 60-bed care home, the village specialises in nursing and dementia care. Built by BAM Construct UK and due for completion in December 2016, the project is built in an attractive, traditional style which is complemented by Cembrit’s Westerland and Moorland slates. Named after a natural spring at the centre of the site, Coral Springs includes a wellness spa with swimming pool and gym, hair and beauty salon, a library, IT room, terrace café, a restaurant all set within landscaped grounds. ENQUIRY-Card 132

ROCKWOOL unveils rainscreen acoustic reference guide ROCKWOOL UK has launched a new technical bulletin that is, set to transform how rainscreen cladding is specified for its acoustic performance. Unique to the sector, the Rainscreen Acoustic Reference Guide looks at the rising impact of noise in urban environments and explains how rainscreen cladding with sound insulation can minimise this problem. The guide gives reliable acoustic test data on a range of ROCKWOOL products, enabling the right rainscreen cladding solution to be selected with complete confidence that it will perform in its selected application. Greater urbanisation is seeing our living spaces becoming crowded. The increasing need for space has meant that buildings are being built too close to major sources of noise, including road traffic, railway networks, air traffic and even other construction sites. ENQUIRY-Card 133

The present homeowners decided to update the windows and refurbish the annex area to create an easy to maintain, long lasting façade that met the same high standards as their home. Online research led them to Freefoam and the X-Wood cladding range. After receiving samples of several colour options the Anthracite Grey finish was selected to tone in with the brick work and roof. It’s easy wipe clean surface and high quality performance qualities matched the homeowner’s selection criteria exactly. The X-Wood cladding range is an innovative PVC-U exterior cladding that looks and handles like wood but without all the usual maintenance issues associated with timber with a subtle woodgrain finish designed to bring a refreshing new look to the exterior of any refurbishment or new build project. Freefoam have used their manufacturing expertise to design and produce an attractive high performance cladding comprised of three different layers - a heavy duty through coloured plastic foam core, covered with a durable plastic skin and then coated with market leading Renolit film which creates a hard wearing, stable material with a beautiful subtle woodgrain effect finish. The range is available in a choice of six contemporary colours to create an attractive finish. From subtle White,

Cream and Greyed Cedar to traditional Oak and more dramatic Anthracite Grey and Wine Red all with an impressive ten-year guarantee. Suitable for both commercial and domestic new build or renovation projects and with its highperformance credentials X-Wood can also be successfully used in coastal and highly exposed areas. Colin St John, Commercial Director, explains “We have seen the market appetite for PVC cladding steadily increase and are delighted to see this high performance durable product being used to such great effect. Ideal for architects, specifiers and homeowners the 16mm thick X-Wood board with its attractive finish is the perfect product for any development. We have developed X-Wood to complement our other cladding products and to give our customers the opportunity to approach new and growing markets.”

Marley Eternit Tiles help make ‘Roof of the year’

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Marley Eternit’s Acme Double Camber clay plain tiles have enabled a standout visionary design to become a reality on a bespoke two bedroom property in rural Gloucestershire, which has won ‘Roof of the Year’ at the NFRC Awards. The home showcases the highest standards of roofing expertise to create a striking and seamless curving roof finish. Quintain House features a bespoke flowing roof design, and is one of less than 100 homes over the past 15 years to have met the stringent standards for the National Planning Policy Framework Paragraph 55, which allows for construction of buildings of ‘exceptional quality or innovative nature in design’. The fluidity of the roof design at Quintain House disguises the need for a highly complex roofing sub structure. ENQUIRY-Card 134 ENQUIRY-Card 572

Easi-Dec, the working at height safety specialist, has supplied Everest with 72 Roofline systems to provide installation teams with a safe, efficient and cost effective solution for accessing roofline level when carrying out gutter, soffit and fascia replacements. After working with scaffolding for several years, Everest investigated alternative working at height solutions. Having approached Easi-Dec about its Roofline system, the Everest health and safety and purchasing departments received numerous product demonstrations with the Easi-Dec team visiting Everest branches and existing projects to highlight how its system can accommodate different types of properties. Impressed by the safe, easy to use and cost effective system, Everest placed an order for 72 Easi-Dec Roofline platforms. ENQUIRY-Card 135

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RECYFIX® MONOTEC drains outdoor surfaces at Ysgol Gynradd Lôn Las School, Swansea The Ysgol Gynradd Lôn Las Primary School, Swansea, has currently 535 pupils from Year 1 to 6 as well as Reception and Nursery Classes. The school site is split into 4 main areas.  Having a large gymnasium and a separate school canteen there are plenty of outdoor playing areas including a hard surface yard, an enclosed area for Nursery and expansive areas of grassland. Hauraton Limited introduced the RECYFIX® MONOTEC, surface drainage system in January 2016.The Lôn Las

school, joins numerous installations successfully completed in the United Kingdom. The RECYFIX® MONOTEC system was installed to provide surface drainage in the paved entrance/play areas and the car park’s asphalt surface. Having a grating width of 100mm (Channel internal dimension) with an overall height of 280mm and a cross-section of 245.5cm2, the 176 metres of channel supplied provide a total water capacity of just over 4329 litres. The MONOTEC one metre long channel

component is of a sturdy monolithic design where the HEELSAFE 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 stabiliser so that the structural strength of the material is unaffected and a consistent appearance is maintained. Cat Jones, Hauraton‘s Project Manager for the South West comments; “The RECYFIX MONOTEC channel HEELSAFE slot grating was originally designed to

enhance the flow of water into the channel. The slots are super smooth, elliptical openings with the moulded bars having slightly raised triangular bosses along their outside edges. As well as providing an elegant appearance, the feature ensures surface water is directed into the slots. This configuration also helps eliminate any cross-flow over the grating. The smooth grating and tough nature of the channel, up to load category of Class D400, made the system ideal for the non-trafficked areas such as the entrance area and school play yard as well as staff care parks and access roads. I was particularly please the site contractor Dawnus Construction found these channels easy to handle on site. As each channel component only weighed 8.63kg, this feature eliminated the need for mechanical lifting gear”. Shaun Davies the Site Agent for the Contractor also observed,” I was very impressed with the durability of the MONOTEC channels. Not a single unit was damaged by site traffic or whilst laying the asphalt. Any queries or information required was easily and quickly obtained from Hauraton’s technical support team”. All Hauraton surface water drainage systems’ comply with European Standards (hENs) and carries the CE mark”. ENQUIRY-Card 575

Woo od Composite Decking g Werzalit terrace flooring consists of the high-quality S2 wood-polymer composite (WPC) combining the best properties of wood & plastic with a wide range of different features, surface textures & formats Werzalit flooring lives up to your expectations. Key benefits: · High-quality natural wood look · Great on bare feet: no cracking or splintering · Weather-resistant · Slip-resistant, even when wet · Easy to care for and low-maintenance · Now available as flooring for balconies · PEFC-certified · Recyclable

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Half a Century of Steel Manhole Cover Production in the UK Despite decades of seeing other firms send their steel manhole cover production overseas, Clark-Drain has remained committed to in-house manufacturing in the UK. The company’s origins are very much in innovation and when it formed in 1965 as Clarksteel Ltd the first product was also the UK’s first steel manhole cover. The company has since built a reputation for product quality and customer service, maintaining several

customer relationships dating back to those early years. A rebrand to Clark-Drain in 1998 reflected an increasingly broad product range using various materials. Steel manufacturing has remained strong in the business, which operates impressive

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production facilities such as fabrication, galvanising and powder coating at its base in Cambridgeshire. This in-house capability enables quality control throughout the process. However, that’s just part of the picture: control of fabrication and finishing on site also brings flexibility in terms of scheduling. It’s not uncommon for the company to quickly reorganise production schedules or add extra shifts to meet demand or accommodate specific orders. Customers benefit from the firm’s onsite galvanising and powder coating facilities in other ways, too. Avoiding the need to transport products around the country or further afield for finishing reduces costs. Many customers also welcome the environmental benefits of sourcing products with fewer road miles involved. Clark-Drain also maintain an in-house design team. The result is ongoing product innovation, with the company continuing its track record for bringing new ideas to the market. In recent years their designers have addressed

everything from increasing manhole cover product life, to improving sealing for better odour control. The design team also works with customers on bespoke designs. As well as steel products, the company’s range covers a variety of materials, from polymer concrete linear drainage channels to polypropylene chambers, ductile iron manhole covers and underground fixtures and fittings.

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Stay ahead of the curve, with Trex Break free from the traditional straight-and-narrow garden as Trex, the eco-friendly decking brand, unveils its curved decking solution to the U.K. With its ability to bend and shape Trex composite deck boards, the CustomCurve™ Heating & Bending Solution gives homeowners and contractors across the country the ability to raise their outdoor living projects to an art form. Taking garden styling to the next level, the groundbreaking CustomCurve is an innovative heating unit used to assist in bending Trex decking, railing and trim. It features a straightforward process and operates at a fraction of the time and cost of existing bending methods. With CustomCurve, homeowners can achieve a modern outdoor space that suits their taste and style, no matter the size or shape of their garden. Made of 95% recycled materials, Trex decking offers an elegant finish requiring minimal maintenance – making it the optimal outdoor flooring for creating an enviable al fresco living space. High-performance Trex deck boards resist fading, scratching and mold growth so, unlike wooden decking, they won’t rot, warp, crack or splinter. And,

New Kingspan Shallow - Dig Rainwater Harvesting System - Gamma Kingspan has launched a new premium ‘shallow dig’ domestic rainwater system, which joins the company’s well-established portfolio of rainwater-recycling solutions. The Gamma Rainwater range is a lowcost installation for self-build projects and residential developments. Its profile requires a shallower dig and less excavation than traditional rainwater harvesting systems as well as less backfill to secure it in place. It’s also ideally suited

to rocky strata conditions where deep digs are not possible. Gamma is designed as a ‘fit-and-forget’ system, providing homeowners with a seamless, automatic supply of harvested rainwater. It works by channelling rain from roof gutters, filtering out leaves and

debris and then storing the water in an underground tank. This water is then conveyed to appliances (WCs, washing machines, outdoor taps etc) either direct, via a header tank, or is pumped direct from the main storage tank where a tank is impractical. Systems which supply WCs

whereas a traditional timber deck would need to be stained and prepped ahead of winter, Trex is an ultra-lowmaintenance option that requires no sanding or sealing. Just an occasional sweep, and a clean with soap and water is all that is needed to preserve the beauty of a Trex deck for decades. Ensuring the lasting beauty and durability of its products, Trex backs all of its deck boards – including those that have been curved with CustomCurve – with a 25-year Fade and Stain Warranty. With other composite deck offerings, curving will void the warranty. For more information about Trex CustomCurve, please visit ENQUIRY-Card 579

or washing machines are automatically backed up with mains water at no inconvenience to the householder. Dave Vincent, Commercial Director for Kingspan Water Management (GB and Ireland) advises: “Rainwater harvesting has been gradually growing in popularity in the UK during the past 10 years or so. However, it has long been popular abroad. For example, rainwater harvesting has been around for more than 20 years in Germany, which does not have as much rainfall as the UK and is more reliant on groundwater.” “Limiting water usage is now a legal requirement in the UK for new build domestic properties; Building Regulations require that water consumption is limited to 125 litres per person, per day. “A rainwater harvesting system can halve the amount of water used by a homeowner and, unlike other water saving appliances (such as aerated taps) which can be upgraded or removed, rainwater harvesting systems will remain a constant feature of any development, ensuring targets for water management continue to be met for years to come.” Manufactured from tough polyethylene, Gamma’s underground tank is robust and lightweight, making it easy to handle and install. Tank sizes range from 2,350 to 4,600 litres. Gamma is fully compliant with all regulations and standards, having been tested in accordance with EN 12566 Part 1 and BS 8515:2009. ENQUIRY-Card 580

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