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Easy Price Pro’s New Houses & Contact Pro Estimating Services now on 03333 321518, Email Thirty five new fence hardware products Extensions Plus program can. Easy Price Pro programs are designed by or visit have been added to IronmongeryDirect’s existing range of over 14,000 products a builder, making them practical, logical to cater for people who are looking to and realistic. The pricing sheet is laid out prepare their gardens for the warmer in the order of a build, so the learning ENQUIRY-Card 100 months ahead. The new products include clips such as the Fence Panel Clip, brackets such as the Arris Rail Fence Bracket and accessories for fence posts such as post spikes, WATCH OUT FOR THE NEW DAMP SOLUTIONS STAND SHOWN IN extenders and post tops. 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HBS announces the acquisition of Riomay’s solar design and installation activities to further build on their own success in the solar sector. Riomay’s business will be integrated into the New Energies division of HBS Group Southern. Riomay, a solar specialist since 1977, worked predominantly in the construction sector on largely new build, commercial rooftop installations. It had built an impressive customer base and had installed solar throughout the UK but focussed it activities in the South East. HBS is a national company established in 1950 and currently employing about 150 staff. It is a leading mechanical, electrical and new energies contractor with an impressive track record in the house building sector, having installed PV to the roofs of over 5,000 homes.

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Outdoor Logging of Environmental Sound system operates for up to four weeks on a single charge Further underlining its commitment to reducing the impact of noise on the environment, Svantek UK Ltd has launched the MOLES (Miniature Outdoor Logging of Environmental Sound) system. Low cost yet powerful, this new outdoor noise monitoring solution can operate for up to an impressive four weeks on a single charge*. Using Svantek's market leading Class 1 SVAN 971 sound level meter and featuring a weatherproof, robust and compact design with IP65 protection level, the MOLES is a fully autonomous environmental noise monitoring solution that can be easily deployed in the field. Lightweight and long-lasting, the MOLES’ internal batteries can be swapped without interrupting measurement. External batteries can be added to extend life to eight weeks or more. ENQUIRY-Card 106

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Crown Trade Clean Extreme makeover for historic school hall A prestigious school has welcomed the transformation of an historic hall which is at the heart of its community. The Memorial Hall at The Manchester Grammar School – an independent school for boys

– has been restored to its former glory after decades of busy school life left the area in need of restoration. Contractors Novus Property Solutions undertook the sensitive redecoration project, which included intricate work

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“In this case, while the sections of the wall were too high to present concerns about general wear and tear, the roughly surfaced concrete finish presented a challenge. “This finish had trapped dust and dirt, particularly around the windows, over a period of time and the difficult access makes re-painting the walls a complex and expensive job. “However, with the application of Clean Extreme, these areas can now be scrubbed down and retain their pristine appearance, rather than waiting for the building to be re-painted in future.” With an industry-wide reputation for quality, durability and outstanding aesthetics, Crown Trade Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt can be rigorously cleaned and still returns to its pristine, contemporary finish without burnishing and going shiny. As a result, it doesn't need to be repainted as often as standard emulsion, leading to a reduction in maintenance cycles which, in turn, offers best value and sustainable benefits. The beautiful ceiling in the Memorial Hall was painted with Crown Trade Matt Vinyl using colours to highlight the ornate ceiling roses whilst also

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Toolstation launches a new range of petrol and battery powered landscaping tools Toolstation has launched a new range of garden landscaping tools in its new catalogue 59. The range features both traditional petrol and cordless battery powered lawnmowers, chainsaws and trimmers. Headlining the front cover is a 40V cordless lawnmower, complete with battery and charger for only £199.90. This compact and lightweight mower gives a great cutting performance with none of the drawbacks of cables, and is suitable for lawns up to 300m². There is also a new range of Einhell petrol powered tools, including a 41cc chainsaw with kick back protection for only £109.45. Toolstation has also sharpened the prices on hundreds of lines, including 10% off all Roughneck products, 10% off Stanley decorating accessories, and price cuts on all electrical cables. Just in time for the April showers, Toolstation has reduced the price on selected guttering by over 20%. For example 18 metres of traditional 112mm half round guttering is now


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Nordan wins again

NorDan, one of the UK’s market leaders in high performance timber and alu clad timber windows has been awarded the annual “Large Supplier of the Year” for the second time from - leading developer Crest Nicholson Regeneration. NorDan was shortlisted by buyers, commercial directors and production directors of the regeneration division of the multi award winning company and D chosen as winner by managing director Debbie Aplin. Crest Nicholson Regeneration

specialises in urban regeneration and mixed use developments across the UK. Award winning new homes have been constructed recently in Bath, Birmingham, Bristol, Reading and Bromley featuring NorDan’s timber windows and composite doors. A team

from Crest Nicholson visited the manufacturing plant at Moi last year to see for themselves the detail of the production process from the selection of the best timber for laminated profiles through to the robotic painting team! Crest Nicholson has won numerous awards for the quality of their construction and build. In 2014 picking up the 2014 Next Generation Gold Award for Sustainability Leadership, and 2014 What House? Awards and the Large Housebuilder of the Year Award, as well as Sunday Times House builder of the year. NorDan’s regional director Paul Detain received the award from former rugby player Martin Bayfield, at a prestigious charity dinner: ” Crest Nicholson’s customers enjoy top of the range Scandinavian high performance windows in their new homes. Our windows have been proven to have a very low cost in life cycle and a long life expectancy given their environmentally friendly raw material timber. They also deliver high performance in energy efficiency and weather resistance. We are delighted to work in partnership with Crest Nicholson Regeneration Ltd and extremely proud to be awarded Large Supplier of the Year for the second time. “ NorDan supplies and installs windows for Crest Nicholson developments. Continued Paul: “Our products help achieve their Sustainability goals for Crest Nicholson, integrating social,

economic and environmental sustainability.” Said Debbie Aplin, Managing Director of Crest Nicholson Regeneration Ltd: "We have a strong working relationship with the Nor Dan team in the UK, and they deliver a first class product which meets all our criteria, which includes a strong sustainability element. Their attention to detail is excellent and they primarily won this award on the basis of their new after sales initiative. The whole team are a delight to deal with.“ Crest Nicholson Regeneration has achieved many awards for its developments which have NorDan timber windows supplied as part of the building envelope. NorDan was founded in Moi Norway in 1926. It is a family business. Today the third generation of the Rasmussen family run the business. The firm manufactures timber windows and composite doors across 8 factories in Europe making it one of the biggest in Europe. There is considerable annual spend on Research and Development with continuous improvement not only a focus for the production process for also for the design of the product and the sourcing of its raw materials. It is a highly respected business. NorDan has 6 project offices across the UK to be close to the customer. ENQUIRY-Card 509



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Crown Decorating Centres share interior wood expertise with contractors Painters and decorators seeking advice on creating a flawless finish for interior wooden surfaces and floors can now find expert guidance at their local Crown Decorating Centres. Staff members have undergone in-depth training on the entire Sadolin range of woodcare products to ensure exemplary advice on choosing the right product for the job. Sadolin is renowned throughout professional markets for the very highest standard of wood protection. Its wide range of products are designed to meet demanding technical specifications for protection and choice of finish from low-traffic interiors to the most extreme exterior conditions.

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As the cold weather continues, the in-store focus is on interior products such as Sadolin PV67 Heavy Duty Varnish, a solvent, two pack system, which is an ideal product for wooden floors in high traffic areas and also Sadolin Polyurethane Floor Varnish - a water based, quick drying, non-yellowing translucent varnish ideal for interior wooden floors. Other essentials in the range include Sadolin Floor Oil, which is a great option for creating a natural look to interior wooden flooring, with a low odour,

quick-drying and water resistant formulation. Crown Decorating Centres Marketing Manager Paula Taylor explained: “At Crown Decorating Centres we pride ourselves on not only offering a wide range of Sadolin products but also on having the expertise to ensure decorators have full confidence in our team’s advice. “Our advisers are on hand to discuss the type of wood, correct preparation of the surface, the desired finish and the product’s overall durability.

“Also, later in the year we will once again be holding our popular ‘Woodcare Wednesdays’ with demonstrations in-store for decorators and contractors to pick up valuable tips and tricks of the trade.” In addition to Crown Decorating Centres’ in-store advice, Sadolin have produced a new video, presented by woodcare expert Sean Thompson, which highlights the exceptional qualities of high performance products in the Sadolin flooring range.

The video entitled ‘An Insight Into Sadolin Interior Flooring,’ is available to view at For further advice and a wide range of Sadolin interior woodcare and decorating products visit your local Crown Decorating Centre. To find your nearest store visit www.crowndecoratorcentres or text CROWN to 83332 to get details sent straight to your phone. ENQUIRY-Card 513

its Inspirational Lifestyle Paving at Styroclad Eco range sees Satisfy Underfloor Heating & heart of new Brett Catalogue

The annual Business Superbrands® list has placed Jewson amongst the UK’s strongest business-to-business brands for 2015. The UK’s leading supplier of sustainable timber and building materials has now been recognised as a Superbrand for the second year running. Once again after an independently coordinated procedure managed by The Centre for Brand Analysis (TCBA), Jewson has been judged to have the finest reputation in its field, offering an emotional and tangible edge over its competitors. An expert council and over 2,000 individual business professionals assessed over 1,200 brands on three key criteria: quality, reliability and distinction to establish the list for 2015.

The new Brett Landscaping Gardens and Drives catalogue is now available and represents the biggest change to the annual domestic paving catalogue in several years as the manufacturer launches its new range of flag paving for patios. The 2015 edition is characterised by its shift to a landscape format and an emphasis on lifestyle photography; similarly the presentation of product information at the rear of the catalogue has been simplified to make it easier to find out what you need. “Rather than risk swamping consumers with technical information about pack sizes and laying patterns, which are most appropriate to installers, we have focussed on showcasing the aesthetic virtues of our paving to help builders’ merchants differentiate our offering from other manufacturers.” ENQUIRY-Card 107 ENQUIRY-Card 108

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An upturn in the construction industry has led to a major increase in demand for Styroclad eco, the weather resistant panel that is designed to insulate an upstand or parapet in new or refurbishment roofing applications, helping to reduce cold bridging. Danny Phelan, Sales Manager for Panel Systems, said: “We have certainly noticed an increase in enquiries from main contractors over the last few months as ensuring energy efficiency in existing and new buildings becomes ever more important. Styroclad eco is proven to make a huge difference to the thermal performance of a building and its environmental credentials are also becoming widely recognized.”

ScreedBoard is an award winning low profile, dry screed gypsum based floor board designed for new build and refurbishment under floor heating and acoustic applications. ScreedBoard’s are manufactured from 100% recyclable material and are able to accept various floor finishes including ceramic tiles. ScreedBoard’s low thermal resistance (0.05m2/kW) allows under floor heating to spread evenly through the floor and provide occupants with optimal warmth under foot. ScreedBoard typically increases heat efficiency by 30% - 40% when compared to timber overlays, providing the end-user, with optimum performance & cost saving benefits. When installed as an acoustic system on a separating floor ScreedBoard’s deliver excellent sound proofing performance. ENQUIRY-Card 109 ENQUIRY-Card 110

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HOPEFlow used for significant Staffordshire military homes build Hope Construction Materials, the UK’s largest independent supplier of construction materials, has completed the supply of 12,500m3 of concrete for the build of more than 300 new military homes. The project, which launched in August, saw 346 new homes built, with Hope providing the concrete slab flooring for each home, using their HOPEFlow high-performance, selfcompacting concretes, to ensure that the build was completed to a stringent timescale. Around 1,000 troops from the 16 Signal Regiment and 1 Armoured Division Signal Regiment will be housed on the Beaconside site, as part of the £51m ‘super garrison’ development funded by the Ministry of Defence. The timber frame housing build, the largest of its kind in Britain, is being fulfilled by social housing specialists Lovell.

Typically a build of this size would take between three and four years, however to be able to accommodate troops returning from Germany, it needs to be completed in just 11 months. As such the HOPEFlow performance products were used in a bid to minimise cost and project duration, laying 20 slabs (and homes) per week as opposed to an average of four. By doing so groundwork subcontractor Chasetown were able to save time and money, pouring the slabs without the need of power floating, with slab construction time reduced by nearly 75 per cent. Throughout the build Hope supplied a total of 2,500m3 of HOPEFlow concrete and 10,000m3 of conventional concrete, from their Four Ashes and Staffordshire concrete plants respectively, with conventional concrete used to build the footings, drainage, curbing and road access.

Both sites are within close proximity to the Beaconsfield site, ensuring that the carbon footprint of the project was kept to a minimum, in line with Hope’s ambitious sustainability targets. Paul Coleman, Area Commercial Manager at Hope Construction Materials, said the project highlighted a growing demand for high quality, quickpour products. He said: “Since its launch the HOPEFlow product has proven particularly popular and we are delighted to have used it on what was an important and substantial building initiative. “This was a large-scale project and there was a real desire to complete the build quickly and professionally to ensure available housing when our troops return to Britain. We’re pleased that by using HOPEFlow we vastly reduced the build time of the project to get the soldiers in their homes as soon as possible.”

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Methven set to turn showering on its head with launch of Aurajet™ technology ·

On The Level - Complete Wet Floors A Complete Wet Floor from On The Level is a made-to-measure interlocking flooring system incorporating a bespoke showering area with a choice of waste position. The complete flooring system is designed and constructed in the factory and delivered ready for a quick and easy installation, saving labour time on site, plus it can be designed to function as a template to take internal walls. 24mm thick at the perimeter edge, the complete floor can be cut and trimmed easily on site if any minor adjustments need to be made. Suitable for new build projects and refurbishments and available with a square grating, linear grating or vinyl sheet flooring finish for a level access wet room. ENQUIRY-Card 127

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Methven, the global designer and manufacturer of premium showers and tapware, has developed a pioneering new showering technology. Exclusively engineered for Methven’s striking new Aio range, the patented Aurajet™ technology delivers superior spray, maximum warmth and offers an unparalleled showering experience. Methven’s latest innovation was developed following extensive research into consumer showering preferences, taking the science of showering to new levels by using water deflection to create fan-shaped sheets of water. The showerhead’s hidden nozzles generate single jets of water that hit preciselyengineered surfaces to produce a wide, even shower spray with no gaps and enhanced droplet density. Aurajet delivers up to 20% more total spray force* and double the water coverage on the skin than traditional showers – yet uses as little water as nine litres per minute, continuing Methven’s commitment to savings on water and energy bills for consumers. With greater

spray force and body coverage, the shower also offers increased warmth. Methven has integrated its groundbreaking Aurajet technology into a stunning new shower collection, Aio. Referencing the company’s New Zealand heritage, the word ‘Aio’ translates to ‘Be calm, at peace’. Incorporating high-end aesthetics and a stylish halo handset design, the Aurajet Aio is engineered from high quality materials, offering consumers a lifetime warranty to guarantee performance. Using an engineered polymer with hydrophobic properties and silicon rubber nozzles, the Aurajet technology also reduces hard water build-up and resists the accumulation of limescale. The introduction of Aurajet technology into the market firmly cements Methven’s place as the industry leader in shower innovation. Of the five** global shower spray technologies available to consumers, Methven exclusively manufactures, retails and owns the patents to two – Satinjet and Aurajet. The range includes a handset; a wall

shower on a short arm; a hi-rise shower; a hand shower with hose, wall outlet and parking bracket; a rail shower and a thermostatic cool to touch bar shower and kit. David Banfield, Group CEO of Methven, said: “We are thrilled to announce the launch of our ground-breaking patented shower technology – Aurajet. In our ever increasingly hectic lives, the bathroom is the one room where we can retreat, shut the door, take time out and be ourselves. With this in mind, we wanted to create a shower that not only looks great in the bathroom, but gives a divine and luxurious experience unlike any other available on the market. We think it will go down as one of the most significant developments in shower design and technology in history.” The range will be complemented by a range of taps. For more information, visit

Hansgrohe - Improve Your Shower Experience at the Touch of a Button Hansgrohe has set a new benchmark with its innovative Croma Select range. Now for the first time, the Croma collection features Select technology – making it easy to switch between spray modes at the intuitive touch of a button. Easy handling, and its attractive design ensure a more comfortable and pleasurable experience in any bathroom. The Croma Select family consists of hand showers, overhead showers and showerpipes. The showerheads are available with a choice of one, or up to three spray modes, and in two different shapes: round or square with rounded corners. All products have a two-toned finish with a white spray disc and a shiny chrome casing and an ergonomic handle.

Showerwall’s Rustic Travertine offers affordable stylish stone look Rustic Travertine, one of the most recent additions to Showerwall’s waterproof laminate wall panelling system, reflects the latest trend for stones and granites in neutral colours in bathroom interiors without the price-tag, providing an easyinstallation, easy maintenance alternative to tiles. Rustic Travertine mirrors the look of real stone but as a laminate panel is lightweight to handle, easy to cut and install. Where real stone requires ongoing maintenance to keep it sealed, Rustic Travertine does not need retreating and can be cleaned with normal bathroom products. It is also vastly cheaper than real stone. Rustic Travertine is available ex-stock nationwide from IDS distributors.

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The Midas MTX 610-55 inset stainless steel sink, part of the Pro-Value collection, helps make the most of the sink area when worktop space is at a premium. The single bowl sink offers the benefit of an extra-spacious bowl measuring 550 x 400 x 190mm. The cleverly designed Franke Rollamat accessory then transforms the sink bowl into a draining area too, keeping worktop space free at either side of the sink if need be. Other optional accessories include a stainless steel strainer bowl and wooden chopping board which sit on the ledge surround and can be slid from side to side for optimum user-friendliness. It also features Franke’s unique pop-up waste that is activated by a push button, enabling sink water to drain away automatically.

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Chronos makes a splash in the Uridan water-free urinals provide style stakes solution to water leakage

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Inta is introducing its slickest showering range to date, with a family of beautiful Italian-crafted, highly polished chrome products that give users the most emotive and desirable bathroom experience yet. The infinitely stylish Chronos range boasts patented technology that enables users to exercise complete control over the temperature and flow of the products, which includes a thermostatic bath tap, a bidet tap and a host of aesthetically appealing showers. Alongside game-changing design, quality and control, the Chronos range also has green credentials, with an in-built eco button that can override settings to deliver energy-conscious flow rates and temperatures. This, a measure that can be implemented at the push of a button, means households can save money as and when they feel necessary.

Winchmore School, London N21 a coeducational secondary school has completed a washroom refit specifying Franke’s Uridan waterless Cadet Pod GRP Urinals. Adrian Bailey, Facilities Manager at Winchmore School explained, “We wanted a waterless solution to reduce water use and maintenance costs. There are other water-free products available for this type of installation but we wanted assurance it would stand the wear and tear of secondary school pupils and be completely odour free.” The Uridan system is available exclusively through Franke Sissons in the UK and Ireland and is manufactured from glass reinforced plastic which is far more resilient than ceramic and provides reassuring security against vandalism.

Following the successful launch of the Araya bathroom brassware range, from the iconic Francis Pegler brand, comes a brand new addition in the form of a stylish kitchen tap. The design led ‘Araya’ range shares its name with, and is inspired by, the dramatic landscapes of a Caribbean peninsula. Its full bodied pillar is emphasised by its curvaceous lines which flow effortlessly into an easy to operate lever handle, evoking images of the undulating shoreline. “The latest addition to our designer taps collection gives consumers and installers real flexibility in choosing design-led products that are competitively priced without compromising on the renowned Francis Pegler quality,” said Taps marketing manager Sean Foley. ENQUIRY-Card 111 ENQUIRY-Card 112 ENQUIRY-Card 113


Freefoam add new products to Geopanel Range Freefoam Building Products, a leading manufacturer of PVC building products for the Irish, UK and Mainland European markets, announce the addition of a new 600mm wide panel to its popular Geopanel internal panelling range. The panels will be available in six attractive finishes, White Gloss, Light Grey Marble, Pergamon Marble, Travertine Marble, Black Diamond and Arctic White. The existing range of one metre wide and 250mm wide panels has seen significant growth in 2014 and figures from Q1 show this trend is continuing. The new 600mm wide panel offers greater flexibility by providing a product that can quickly and simply create a 1200mm waterproof shower enclosure in just one day. The new products also feature accompanying aluminium trims in white and silver to create a strong, neat, professional finish. ENQUIRY-Card 114

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Rinnai = Ultra efficiencies ultra economy, ultra performance

The forthcoming launch from continuous flow gas fired water heating experts Rinnai, of the lowest (NOx) rated infinity water heating appliance is set to revolutionise the industry. Rinnai’s new state-of-the-art Infinity 1600i condensing LowNox water heater has been tested to below 20 ppm (NOx). In commercial test areas incorporating flow and return systems the units have recorded NOx levels as low as 7ppm, due to the incorporation of Rinnai’s innovative down firing pre-mix burner and continual optimisation of gas input utilising intelligent integral controls and a modulation range of between 56kw to 4kw. The heater can also demonstrate thermal efficiencies of 105 per cent. Returning figures such as these, specifiers, installers and end users can be assured that these units are future proofed against lower NOx regulations that are inevitable in forthcoming years as the Government steps up its fight to cut harmful emissions and save energy. The Infinity 1600 i/e low nox series is available with an output of 54 kw producing 37 litres of temperature controlled hot water per minute. This

premium product joins Rinnai’s stable of technically advanced Infinity continuous flow water heating products. The use of advanced condensing technology combined with Rinnai’s new down firing pre-mix burners ensures every cubic metre of natural gas or LPG is utilised to the maximum. The units are also renewables-ready and suitable for use as a temperature booster for solar thermal and heat-pump installations. This is welcome news in a climate where energy prices are steadily rising and new energy efficient technologies are fast coming into use. The Ultra Infinity range is a premier product, the flagship of Rinnai’s range which includes non-condensing Infinity water heaters ideal for the replacement market and the heavy duty condensing range (Infinity HDC1500 and HDC1200), providing superlative efficiencies for commercial operations of all sizes whether used to standalone or in Infinity Plus form, where banks of HDC units are combined to satisfy the high peak time demands of larger operations. ENQUIRY-Card 528

New Stove Size Estimator APP From Charlton & Jenrick

The Italian designed and manufactured Warmrack range of towel radiators which includes the “CARSON” towel radiator shown above will be available from AEL by the 1st May 2015. When in the closed position each luxury towel warmer is a very attractive feature and when each rack is pulled down into the open position each Warmrack radiator provides a capacious and functional airing or drying rack which also provides plenty of heat for your bathroom. Warmrack radiators are available in 12 heights and 7 different unique styles providing the option of having up to pulled down 4 shelves.

Want a wood burning stove in your room but not sure what kW size stove you require? The new Stoveright App from Charlton & Jenrick can help. The free to purchase App will calculate your room’s heat requirement before choosing your ideal size of Fireline or Purevision stove. Peter Mintoft, Director and chief designer of Charlton and Jenrick brands of stoves comments “the question we most commonly get asked is what size stove do I require for my room? This App was designed to make it an easy process for anyone considering purchasing a wood burning stove”. More details on the App and our ranges of stoves can be found on our website at Download the Stoveright App for FREE: Charlton & Jenrick Ltd are leading manufacturers and suppliers to the fire, fireplace, and stove industry. We have six industry leading brands - these are Katell, Paragon, Matchless, Fireline, Purevision and Infinity Fires. ENQUIRY-Card 115 ENQUIRY-Card 116

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Quantec HR28C Boiler from Grant launches the SpiraPod Outdoor Boiler Housing Johnson & Starley The Johnson & Starley QuanTec HR28C combi high efficiency condensing boiler with passive flue gas heat recovery (PFGHR) makes it not only arguably the most efficient boiler available on the market but also the smallest. Unlike other manufacturers whose boilers offer passive flue gas heat recovery, the QuanTec requires no extra space and will replace any gas condensing boiler, giving exceptional savings on gas consumption. Long term value for money and life time costings are vital considerations and the QuanTec boiler with PFGHR represents the most efficient way of recycling heat and offering optimum energy efficiency. It also gives DHW (Domestic Hot Water) efficiency levels never achieved before within combi boilers with the addition of a pre-heating sanitary water function. ENQUIRY-Card 117

Leading heating specialists Grant UK has launched the innovative new SpiraPod Outdoor Boiler Housing for its successful Spira condensing biomass boiler range, which allows for greater flexibility with installation. Designed and manufactured by Grant, the durable and fully weatherproof SpiraPod accommodates all Spira models from 5 to 36kW and is ideal where space is at a premium. What’s more, it has the additional benefits of a 190kg integral hopper and it neatly houses both the Grant wood pellet vacuum and sealed system kit too. “The Grant SpiraPod is a ready-made home for our Spira boilers, meaning the appliances can be sited outdoors, safe from the elements and easy to access for maintenance and cleaning,” explains Anna Wakefield, Marketing Manager for Grant UK. ENQUIRY-Card 118

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Introducing LoPro Max – the ultimate UFH solution for renovation projects Many more properties can now enjoy the benefits of warm water underfloor heating (UFH) thanks to LoPro™Max, an innovative UFH system for renovation projects developed by Nu-Heat. This revolutionary solution features the highest heat output of any retrofit UFH system and offers fast response times equivalent to that of a radiator, all with a low height build up of just 22mm. Due to the system’s impressive heat performance of 120W/m², it is ideal for older properties with lower levels of insulation or spaces with large areas of glazing where UFH would not usually be a suitable option. Designed for a simple installation LoPro™Max is installed directly over an existing floor and can be simply laid through a building into a new extension. It is also suitable for ground and upper floor levels and solid and timber sub-floors. The system uses a vacuum-

formed castellated panel to securely hold the floor heating tube in place before covering in a specialist selflevelling compound, LoPro™QuickSet. The compound is highly conductive, offering a superior heat output, and provides a robust and perfectly level floor surface which can be walked on after just eight hours and is ready for tiling within 72 hours – good news if the project is on a tight schedule. It can also be integrated with any radiator circuit – ideal for single area installations – and is the perfect partner for modern gas, oil and LPG condensing boilers. A solution homeowners love The impressive performance and low running costs of LoPro™Max are a major incentive for any homeowner when compared to an equivalent electric UFH system. For example, a 30m² electric underfloor system would cost approximately £720 per annum to run. LoPro™Max costs just £240 when working with a gas boiler – a huge saving of £480, or 30p per hour!

LoPro™Max is available in OneZone™ packs, for single areas such as extensions or kitchens, and as a fully designed whole-house solution. Find out more about LoPro™Max on Nu-Heat’s webstie or call 01404 540650.

to maximise energy savings. Other benefits include a selectable damper ‘minimum opening’ for fresh air renewal, Thermo On control to restart the compressor if the free cooling set temperature is not reached within six minutes plus a CO2 sensor, which continuously modulates the damper position to guarantee air quality. “Case studies using Econofresh have demonstrated up to 50% energy savings delivering an impressive return on

investment (ROI) in less than two years,” commented Steve Robinson, UK Business Development Manager, Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe SAS. For more details on Hitachi’s Econofresh product with five-year manufacturer’s warranty, visit, or contact Hitachi Direct Sales on 01628 585 394. ENQUIRY-Card 529

Free cooling enters the Splits market with Hitachi’s Econofresh As energy costs continue to rise, with minimal savings being passed onto consumers, any opportunity to harness ‘free cooling’ is worth exploring. While ‘free cooling’ with Chillers, rooftop and air handling units (AHU) is old news, Hitachi is in the unique position of being the only manufacturer to have applied the ‘free cooling’ concept to split systems. Free cooling enables high energy savings in applications where cooling demand is relatively constant year-round – for example in data centres, retail shops and supermarkets where server equipment, integral refrigerators and high levels of lighting or electronics generate heat throughout the year. The external air is used for free cooling when the outdoor air temperature is lower than the indoor temperature, stopping the compressor and saving energy when

operating in cooling mode. Hitachi’s new Econofresh connects to ducted RPI units from 10kW to 14kW giving improved flexibility of installation. The inverter compressor controls the motor speed while Econofresh’s Economiser Control modulates the damper positions to guarantee an accurate set room temperature. It is also possible to regulate by Enthalpy (total energy) variance using the field-supplied sensor ENQUIRY-Card 530

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Rinnai Customer Service – RED HOT. . . . Continuous flow tankless water heating unit manufacturer Rinnai is aiming to match its product excellence with service excellence with a new initiative and dedicated team. Rinnai’s ‘Red-hot’ team is an eight-strong group of key individuals from all parts of the company’s operations. They have been chosen to handle – and respond without delay - to all requests from customers. This is a total process which is aimed at ensuring that the

customer the most efficient fuss-free and unobtrusive service. The Rinnai ‘red Hot’ team will be delivering service and

information Through building upon existing relationship and supported by integrated and specially designed IT systems which

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Joe Mason, a twenty one year old electrician based in Glastonbury, Somerset is the winner of the Horstmann i-Phone6+ competition. Joe served his apprenticeship while enrolled at Bridgewater College before starting work with his father in the family business. He was presented with the ‘phone at the premises of Wilts Electrical Wholesalers in Glastonbury, the branch where he collected his entry form and where he and his father are regular customers. “We buy a lot of kit here and when fitting heating or hot water controls Horstmann is one of our favourite brands,” explains Joe. “That was what attracted me to enter the draw and I

couldn’t believe I was the winner. It’s a great prize.” Started by his father Giles 15 years ago, G. Mason Electrical Contractors are well established in and around Glastonbury and specialise in private sector contracting. Joe was presented with his prize by James Palmer, Marketing Manager at Bristol based Horstmann who comments; “We are delighted that the i-Phone6+ has been won by a young man who will clearly put it to good use. Wilts Electrical Wholesalers branches really got behind the competition and as this was our first ever competition aimed at installers – we consider it a great success.”

A chilly Somerset morning in February guaranteed a warm welcome for tradesmen visiting Yeovil Plumbing Supplies (YPS) from the Horstmann Travelling Roadshow, offering bacon and sausage rolls and a welcome cup of steaming tea or coffee. The much loved Roadshow vehicle was present to welcome independent plumbers merchant Yeovil Plumbing Supplies to the Horstmann dealer network, providing local tradesman not just with a welcoming cuppa but also the opportunity to discuss the extensive range of Horstmann home heating controls. Based at Bartlett Park on the Lynx Trading Estate in Yeovil, YPS has recently joined the extensive Horstmann network and as proprietor Shane Oxberry explains, he is hopeful that the addition of the established brand will further enhance YPS’s reputation for supplying the very best products. “Our staff have over 50 year’s experience between them in the plumbing and heating industry but we

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are always on the lookout for high quality new products and Horstmann fit the bill perfectly. “Tradesmen often request their controls and now we are an authorised stockist we are able to supply popular

products off the shelf. “Our strong relationships with leading manufacturers ensures our highly experienced staff are able to offer expert help in designing efficient heating solutions for projects from social housing to barn conversions,” he adds. Local Horstmann area sales manager Martin Bletso comments: “It’s always good to welcome knowledgeable independent distributors on-board and Shane and his team at YPS fit the profile perfectly. They are very well known in the area, offer a wide range of expertise and have enthusiastically embraced Horstmann and its products.” ENQUIRY-Card 532

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New Black Magic from Garador The building trade is already seeing changing demands from customers who are turning towards elegant and sophisticated looks. Garador

Garador is ahead of the design game yet again – this time with its launch of two new Bisecur remote hand transmitters in a dramatic matt black finish.

has been quick to recognise this, not only with its range of clean designs and beautiful shades in garage doors, but also in its modern high tech

accessories. Unlike the traditional bulky, basic remotes currently available on the market, Garador’s new Bisecur hand

transmitters feature an elegant shape that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand for effortless usability, and a stylish matt black finish. These hand transmitters are available in two button (opening up to two doors) and five button variations (opening up to four doors). Garador’s latest garage door remotes also incorporate ground breaking Bisecur technology and high frequency (868 Mhz) encryption signals for added security, ensuring no one can easily copy your signal. They also offer outstanding functionality, with a remote status query feature which enables you to check whether the garage door is open or closed, even when out of sight. “Value for money, state of the art operation and classic, contemporary designs should ensure these hand transmitters rise quickly to be among our top sellers,” said Simon Hipgrave, Managing Director of Garador. Find out more at 01935 443710 or visit ENQUIRY-Card 536












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Premdor speedset plus internal doorset system now available to watch online

Unique to the Building and Construction sector is SPEEDSET PLUS, a factory prepared door and frame package designed by Premdor to be installed quickly and simply. With the ability to be adjusted by +/- 10mm to compensate

for variances within wall thicknesses, the versatility of the system means it can be installed in less than 20 minutes with no expensive specialist joinery skills. SPEEDSET PLUS is delivered to site in plot lots as a complete pre-assembled package, with

almost any choice of door from the Premdor internal door range, pre-hung and with factory fitted door latches or locks and complete with premitred architraves for on site assembly. Due to the sheer flexibility of the system SPEEDSET PLUS can be fitted

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Barrier Components Leading the way in door kits and system

Barrier Components Ltd has been specifying quality architectural hardware for over 25 years and offer a number of systems available for sliding and pivoting door installations as well as a huge range of

hinges and pivots and industrial standard door systems. BARRIERFOLD DOOR HARDWARE 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 b r u s h 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

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Vufold unveils new widerglass bi-fold door range Vufold, the leading British manufacturer of bifold sliding doors is transforming its Ultra range by increasing the glass size in all of its large size sets; and it predicts they will be a massive hit with homeowners across the UK.

Opening the door to dementia care doesn’t prove an enigma at Bletchley A unique development in the historic location of Bletchley Park, Flowers House is a new scheme of 34 specially designed flats that provide assisted living for dementia sufferers. Reynaers window and door systems are used extensively throughout the development which was brought about by a ground-breaking partnership between Aragon Housing and Milton Keynes Council assisted by a £2.3m grant funding from the Homes and Communities Agency. Designed by architects CMYK (Planning & Design), Flowers House provides a safe, secure environment. It incorporates a number of key features such as memory shelves, colour coded flooring and individually coloured doors, all designed to assist residents with orientation throughout the building. ENQUIRY-Card 119

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The company has taken its 10ft to 16ft versions of the Ultra range and effectively taken a full door out to create a more spacious looking sets with no impact on door stability and security. This means that the 10ft set can now be supplied with three instead of four doors, the 12ft has four instead of five while the 14ft and 16ft sets reduce from six doors to five. All sets will be available in the original configuration while stocks last apart from the 16ft set will be available in both. The new range additions will be in stock from the beginning of April 2015 and available for free delivery within 7-14 days “Our Ultra range door sets are completely unique and have proven very popular with customers. They are stylish and low maintenance which means they look good for a long time with little or no additional effort needed by the home owners. What we have done with the new sets is to substantially increase the glass area so that views out into the garden and beyond are better than ever – something we know our customers appreciate. We are very confident the new Ultra sets will be a big hit this coming summer,” says Kerry Murphy-Kaytan, Marketing

Manager for Vufold. The Ultra range is weather resilient with aluminium cladding on the outside which maintains the external looks while the ultra-fashionable oak on the inside can be made to match interior flooring, doors and furnishings. The sets are available in white or grey powder-coated aluminium outside and natural clear oak inside; all sets are triple glazed as standard to provide extra insulation and heat retention. The sets come in a comprehensive range of widths from six foot (1790mm) with three doors to 16 foot (4790mm) with six or five doors; all sets are universal in height. Prices range from £2,699.00 to £5,599.00. Vufold has been manufacturing and supplying bi-fold, sliding doors and room dividers since 2006. The company is based in Macclesfield where it stores manufactured units that are made abroad under precise construction instructions. To discover more about Vufold, visit ENQUIRY-Card 545

new Locking good with Arrone Brand new and bang up-to-date

One of the UK’s leading timber window  and door manufacturers Dale, has seen business flourish in 2014, resulting in the move to a new headquarters as a base for further nationwide expansion. Having enjoyed successful and consistent growth over the last 4 years as the market for timber windows and doors in the UK has expanded,  Dale, which specialises in manufacturing a wide range of made to measure products, saw significant gains in 2014. In addition to turnover rising by 40%,  Dale’s UK-wide merchant customer base increased by 35%.  Sales also increased significantly across the year resulting in the decision to move to a new purpose built, eco-friendly head office on the outskirts of Swindon, enabling the company to grow further.

HOPPE’s range of ARRONE mechanical push button digital locks offers all the quality, security and value typical of the ARRONE brand, matched with simplicity of installation and convenience of use. The existing ARRONE range has now been joined by the AR500 range, heavy duty series which features a full-size return-to-door lever handle. The AR500series is the perfect solution for applications where moderate security is required in heavy duty settings offices, schools, warehouses, hospitals, care homes, nurseries, hotels, and leisure facilities for example. A fully reversible return-to-door handle makes the ARRONE digital lock range a doddle to operate with push button codes of up to 7 digits (although a codefree option is also available). ENQUIRY-Card 120 ENQUIRY-Card 121

for Bowater Doors!

Bowater Doors, a brand of the industryleading VEKA UK Group, has unveiled a brand new Contemporary Doors range. The investment in the development of these new style composite doors, as well as a brand new showroom further demonstrates the Group's ongoing commitment to Bowater Doors. A stylish, full-colour brochure has been produced to support the launch and customers can benefit from a range of further marketing assistance, including new photography, pull up banners and consumer adverts that can be personalised for each customer. Bowater Doors' Head of Sales Alan Hague explains: “We're extremely proud of the new Contemporary Doors in the DUO Composite Door range.” ENQUIRY-Card 122

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The latest advances in garage door technology can be found in the side-sliding HST sectional from Hörmann. Not only does the HST offer unique features for special fitting situations, its innovative design, including multiple security and safety aspects, makes it one of the securest doors available on the market. For integral garages, Hörmann’s traditional verticalsliding sectional doors are the ideal choice. These insulated and solid timber versions are now available with Police approved Secured by Design status, when fitted with one of the manufacturer’s Series 3 BiSecur ProMatic or SupraMatic operators. These are the first of their kind to have passed the stringent tests required for the award and are, consequently, the garage door of choice for many homeowners. Products go through rigorous assessment to receive Secured by Design accreditation, including an attack test, where their ability to withstand common methods of burglary is put into practice. In addition to the security features already included in the door’s design, Hörmann’s Series 3 BiSecur ProMatic and SupraMatic operators benefit from a mechanical lock, making it almost impossible to lever open.

For security without compromise,

it has to be Hörmann Garages are often home to thousands of pounds worth of possessions, from prized motors, to bikes, gardening equipment and even white goods. So as the main point of entry, the garage door should be as secure as possible.

Secured by Design status can also be found among certain entrance doors, such as those in Hörmann’s steel ThermoPro range. Look for those with multipoint locking systems and a combination of conical swing and security bolts that pull the door tightly shut to ensure maximum security. One of the key elements in the latest Secured by Design doors is the option for individually coded lock cylinders that have been designed to withstand picking, snapping, bumping or drilling. Hörmann’s ThermoPro and ThermoPro Plus ranges can even offer three further security bolts on the hinge side, making them highly break-in resistant. All of these high security features are available from Hörmann without compromising on style. A wide selection of decorative features, colours and finishes can also be selected to create the perfect entrance and driveway. Whatever your design challenge, Hörmann has the products, expertise and knowledge to deliver the perfect style of garage door, for any budget. For more information, contact the team on 01530 516 888 or visit ENQUIRY-Card 546

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30 Doors & Windows The four storey building partly dates back to 1842 but has undergone a number of additions and renovations and the latest, designed by architectural practice TateHindle Limited, has brought the building up to the highest modern standards for office use. The building has a classic façade with traditional sash windows, an attractive feature of the building’s design that could not be changed. However these single glazed windows are thermally inefficient, draughty and incapable of dealing with the high noise levels found in the City. A solution is found through the installation of secondary glazing. An independent internal window frame set with a cavity of 100mm ensures that the two glass panes are acoustically decoupled and noise levels are typically reduced by 45dB. The frame also traps an insulating layer of air between the windows and, together with

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Selectaglaze Takes on a Titan Atlas House”, 1 King Street is an impressive Grade II Listed building located in the heart of the City of London, just a short walk from St. Paul’s Cathedral. efficient seals that minimise air leakage, reduces heat loss and improves comfort near the

window. TateHindle approached Selectaglaze for advice and

Comar 5P.i ECO+

Thermally efficient Polyamide Insulation (P.i) casement window system, designed for aesthetics, security and performance. Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems constantly look for ways to exceed what the market demands. Current trends are for window and door systems to provide aesthetics as well as achieve environmental, security, thermal efficiency and life cycle targets. Therefore, Comar are pleased to launch their latest development: the Comar 5P.i ECO+ range. Comar 5P.i ECO+ has been designed to perform, whilst backed by Comar’s market leading delivery. Comar 5P.i ECO+ offers additional

thermal performance to the Comar ECO product range: by extending the polyamide strips and inserting thermal foam, this product range will provide a future-proof solution for casement windows meeting U-values up to 2016. With more and more onus on the environment, window and door systems must be sustainable. Using aluminium the Comar 5P.i ECO+ system is 100% recyclable. Aluminium can be recycled an infinite number of times with no loss to its capability. Comar operates an

Environmental Management System certified to ISO 140001. Due to its slim profiles, the Comar 5P.i ECO+ range weighs less than 0.79Kg per linear metre and therefore achieves a Green Guide A+ rating, which can help specifiers achieve the highest BREEAM levels. For added reassurance Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems holds both a Kitemark and Secured by Design licence for its ECO product range. Comar: Designed for Performance, Backed by Delivery

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assistance as the latter has considerable experience of working within Listed buildings.

A sympathetic design was required which also achieved the standards of acoustic and thermal insulation needed. The solution was a hinged casement set with a cavity of 150mm. These were used wherever possible, but in locations with lowered ceilings a high level fixed panel was introduced to allow the casement to clear. A total of 165 windows were treated. Founded in 1966, Royal Warrant holder Selectaglaze is a specialist in the application of secondary glazing within buildings of all styles. A range of literature and guidance notes are available together with a technical advisory service and a RIBA approved CPD Seminar. For further information, contact Marketing on 01727 837271; e-mail:enquiries@ or visit: ENQUIRY-Card 547

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Guardian Roof

To Unveil New Sales Software for Team Guardian Installers and Fabricators February 2015: Staffordshire-based Guardian Roof will unveil new sales software for members of its Team Guardian Registered Installer Scheme later this month.

The new software will improve Team Guardian installersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; efficiency and conversion rates; plus help increase capacity for Team Guardian fabricators. Developed exclusively for Guardian Roof by RoofWright, the software can produce an infinite number of designs using over 200 unique templates and five Metro tile designs. The software also focuses on customer experience and new commercial benefits. It enables Team Guardian

installersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; associated retailers to engage customers directly in the design process using virtually-rendered realtime graphics. And the software offers massive time savings; allows for instant precise pricing of jobs; and, features structural checks to guarantee the integrity of each job. Further process time savings are predicted to transform fabrication capacity. For Guardian Roof, Ross Darcy said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just like anyone who purchases a Guardian Roof replacement sold roof system, our Team Guardian members expect the very best professional service and customer experience. The new software is easy to use and gives our registered installers everything our customers expect of the UK market leader.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Times are changing. And I think that some fabricators and installers who fail to keep pace with new technology risk getting left behind. I remember the bad old days when it was all faxes, random emails and back-of-a-fag-packet cost calculations. You just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get away with that any more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As an industry we've all come so far. And our new software represents the latest chapter. The software communicates exactly what everyone needs to know at every point in the process and adds even more exclusive value for our Team Guardian members.â&#x20AC;? Last year Guardian Roof launched a new Team Guardian membership drive targeting a total of 200 accredited installers by 2016. In less than four years, Team Guardian has already established a network of 23 fabricators and over 150 team guardian installers throughout the UK. But demand for the first solid roof system with LABC and LABSS approval

- has seen enquiries increase in 2014 by over 200%. A Guardian Warm Roof is best installed by a registered Team Guardian installer. The scheme is designed to allow homeowners verify Team Guardian Registered Installers, and prevent competitors falsely claiming to supply the patented roof system. In addition to the right to install Guardian Roof and access the new software, Team Guardian Registered Installers enjoy additional exclusive benefits including full training; sales models; official Team Guardian IDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and lanyards; promotion on the Guardian Warm Roof website; and crucially, leads from a local fabricator. More information about Team Guardian is available by calling 0800 0665832 or visiting ENQUIRY-Card 550



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Freefoam add new anthracite grey products

Freefoam Building Products, are delighted to announce the addition of two new sizes to its full replacement fascia range in Anthracite Grey. The company has seen sales of colour roofline products grow year on year with an unbelievable 55% increase in 2014.

specialist. Freefoam manufacture an industry leading range of co-extruded fascia, soffit and trims in ten colours using its patented ColormaxTM technology. Featuring built in colourfastness, colour variety, and reliable colour matching, all with a ten year guarantee, the range offers choice to architects, specifiers, property developers and homeowners. Anthracite Grey is consistently one of the most popular colours with sales increasing three fold in the last 12 months. Colin St John, UK General Manager, summarised “We have established ourselves as leaders in the manufacture of colour PVC roofline so monitor the marketplace to ensure our product range is meeting new trends and demands. Research and customer feedback has led us to add these two new sizes of fascia which will ensure that our range gives housebuilders and domestic installers the products they need to meet this growing demand.” All products are listed in online. With these changes in the market and the continuing popularity of colour PVC window frames and doors Freefoam has added an 18mm fascia board in 150mm and 250mm to its existing range. These additions further underline Freefoam’s position as the colour ENQUIRY-Card 553

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Timber cladding - in a class of its own Seddon Construction selected Canajere Classic timber cladding for its contract at the newly constructed St Modwens Primary School in Burton. Supplied by the A. Proctor Group, Canjaere Classic in Golden and Brown was the product of choice thanks to its 30 year warranty against rot and decay, giving Seddon Construction peace of mind. The sophisticated oil treatment in Canajere Classic protects the timber by inhibiting moisture pick-up. The Canjaere Classic range combines the beauty of natural wood with preserved, prefinished characteristics. The A. Proctor Group have supplied timber cladding to a number of schools in recent years. Rocklands School had Canjaere Classic installed over 5 years ago and recent photos prove its excellent durability. Project details can be found on our website. ENQUIRY-Card 556

Jutland provides good value for Staffordshire Cembrit’s Jutland fibre cement slate provides an attractive finish to a new £2 million crematorium in Staffordshire. The Lichfield & District Crematorium is set in 10 acres of vacant agricultural land in Fradley and provides a peaceful place for families to visit and hold funeral services. There was a high demand from the Lichfield community for the development, as a crematorium in Coldfield was operating above capacity. Set within the Gardens of Remembrance, the project comprises three single-storey buildings, including a separate office block, a waiting area and the chapel, which holds 74 people. Stepnell Ltd was the building & civil engineering contractor for this project, while Coventry-based Pro-Roof was the roofing contractor and specified Cembrit’s blue/black Jutland slates. ENQUIRY-Card 123 ENQUIRY-Card 124

Timber Cladding passes with flying colours Seddon Construction have again opted for Canjaere Classic timber cladding for their second school project in Burton, at the Scienta Academy. This time in Natural colour, the Canjaere Classic, supplied by the A. Proctor Group, will look good for years to come thanks to its 30 year warranty against rot and decay. The Canjaere Classic range combines the beauty of natural wood with preserved, pre-finished characteristics. This sophisticated oil treatment protects the timber by inhibiting moisture pick-up. The new Scientia Academy will create places for around 420 foundation and primary school stage pupils.

Scott Bader specify Premier GRP Flat Roofing System at London Station CrysticROOF® BBA Premier GRP Flat Roofing System Specified for London King’s Cross Station Southern Colonnade Entrance. The two flat roofs on either side of the central clock tower of the Southern Colonnade entrance at King’s Cross Station in London were refurbished due to extensive sagging and leakage problems. The old bitumen bonded felt roof that had been in place for many years was beyond repair and needed to be replaced. This refurbishment project was initiated by Network Rail, which set itself the objective of having a new flat roof installed which could be expected to last for at least 20 years. Since even modern triple layer felt systems are typically only guaranteed for 10 years, Network Rail looked at alternative flat roofing systems. The system finally specified by Network Rail was Scott Bader’s CrysticROOF® BBA Premier. ENQUIRY-Card 125 ENQUIRY-Card 126

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ROOF-PRO has unveiled a new website, showcasing its full range of rooftop building services support solutions.

Established in 1995, Roof-Pro are the leading UK provider of non-penetrative, free-standing supports for building services and access platforms on flat roofs, providing a complete design service for consultants, contractors and building owners. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s simple, cost-effective solutions help to increase the life-span and performance of a flat roof, with two distinct product ranges on offer; Roof-Pro Bespoke Solutions are design led supports and access solutions specifically tailored to individual project requirements. A 20-year warranty is available for all RoofPro bespoke systems. The Sure-Foot Standard Range offers roof

plant and services support products that meet the growing demand for off-theshelf, lightweight solutions. The range includes components, support frames and edge protection systems. The Stockist Search is also new for 2015, providing a quick and easy facility for locating suppliers of the Surefoot range. The new website offers an easy-tonavigate resource, outlining both product ranges and their related components. Visitors to the site are also presented with clear menu options for the easy location of downloadable brochures, pricelists, CAD and BIM files and a collection of product installation videos. ENQUIRY-Card 558

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Sunsquare high specificatiion flat roof skylights Sunsquare Limited offer a range of skylights including so olutions for fixed units, hinged opening with both electrical and manual opening mechanisms, rooftop access and walk-o on skylights. Sunsquare Limited.

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More than eight million families across the UK live in solid wall homes which are unable to benefit from cavity wall insulation. In addition, there are millions more homes that have little or no insulation and suffer from ageing and unsightly exterior

walls – both of which badly affect the property’s sale or rental value. It is estimated that these householders make up more than half of the country’s ‘fuel-poor’ families who have together paid around £2.7 million through their energy bills into energy-

efficiency schemes without getting any benefit from them. One single solution, proven in thousands of house refurbishment projects is the installation of external wall insulation (EWI) using preformed panels of ‘airpop - engineered air’ - the new name adopted by the European expanded polystyrene industry. There are many ready-to-install EWI options but they all represent a single solution which can be applied to virtually any property. They don’t require access or intervention to the inside of the property and they are easy to install by qualified contractors. What they do bring is major benefits in energy conservation, reduced fuel bills and significant visual improvements to homes whether in the public or private sector. One such installation transformed the energy efficiency and exterior appeal of a bungalow in Cheltenham in around three weeks from start to completion. It was installed by Harbour Render Systems using Mapei external wall insulation systems. Managing Director of Harbour Render Systems, Phil Bailey said “The dramatic benefits in reduced energy bills combine with the significant improvements in external appeal in projects like this. I’m surprised that more home owners, local authorities and housing associations don’t adopt this highly-effective, nonintrusive solution which transforms the efficiency and value of a property.”

The Cheltenham project used Mapetherm EPS Plus insulation finished with Silancolor Tonachino silicone resin topcoat. EWI Technical Manager for Mapei in the UK, Adrian Jones said, “There are millions of UK homes and commercial premises which could benefit from external wall insulation and products like these are proven across the globe in both residential and commercial projects. EWI is a proven solution and cost effective system for home owners and landlords who want to benefit from energy savings and get the bonus of a total transformation of the building exterior”. Chairman of the EPS Group of the British Plastics Federation, David Emes also pointed to the environmental advantages of airpop. “As well as high impact strength, light weight and design versatility, airpop also offers outstanding environmental credentials. It is 98% air bound in a polymer matrix. It’s recyclable at the end of its life and scores the highest A+ summary rating in the BRE Global Green Guide to Specification. This is supported by at least eight ‘straight As’ in each of the separate environmental impact ratings for each airpop density. The results show that, in every density measured, it (EPS) had a summary result of A+ - the highest BRE rating meaning the lowest environmental impact”. ENQUIRY-Card 561

The Bostik B C Climathe erm Net twork 7.6 million UK homes require solid wall insulation a and external wall insulation (EWI) is often the most effectiv e e solution. Bostik Climathe erm is a composite cladding retr solution designed to wrap energy efficiency into the home. It reduces both hea costs and CO2 emiss sions whilst providing a choice of durable, low maintenance finis that enhance the home’s appearance.

• Comprehensive training, development a and technicall support • Fully approved e and accredited EWI system from a recognised household name

Find out t how Bostik Climatherm C can a help you u to access the e EWI market REFER TO PRODUCT DATA AND SAFETY DATA SHEETS FOR FULL INSTRUCTIONS AND PR RECAUTIONS IN USE. Recommendations and suggestions o ons are for guidance only, since cond ditions of use are completely beyond our control. Please se note this product must only be installed as detailed d in the Bostik Climatherm Contractor’s Handbook and Installation Guide by an approved B Bostik Climatherm installer.

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Sprayed & Injected Insulation


MPI are specialist approved applicators of sprayed & injected urethane foam systems, with over 20 years of experience. With their unique properties :-

• low k factor • closed cell • high strength • excellent adhesion • a system for virtually every application From cavity wall, under-roof, over-roof, to side walls, floors & soffits.

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for Domestic, Industrial, Commercial, Agricultural & Marine purposes. Solves most roof problems Suitable for new build & older constructions including renovations and barn conversions, hard to treat buildings & cavities and agricultural change of use e.g workshops. Bonds to most surfaces. Exceptional alternative to dry lining non-cavity walls. Creates a continuous membrane throughout.

MPI can offer U value calculations to BS5750 & help in designing a tailor made specification.

Class 1 & Class O fire rated systems are available together with a range of protective coatings, including vapour barriers, breather membranes, weathercoatings & chemically resistant PolyUrea high performance coatings.

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• Stops condensation • Can prevent slipping • Can literally remove the need for & cost of new roof • Eliminates frozen plumbing • Prevents entry of occasional wind blown rain/snow • Insulates & reduces fuel bills Tel: 01405 812682 • Fax: 01405 817201 • Freephone: 0800 581 247 email: • • Building Society approved Office: Crow Tree Farm, Crow Tree Bank, Thorne Levels, Doncaster DN8 5FT • Frost Protection ENQUIRY-Card 565

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Metal Guttering – one instant way to add value and kerb appeal to a property A recent study* from the Federation of Master Builders highlights that nearly a third of all UK home owners are looking to carry out work on their home in the next three years.  Almost 40% of these projects are set to be major refurbishments, including home extensions.  The study reveals that half of home owners feel their property is in urgent need of modernisation to increase its value. Replacing an inefficient or shabby guttering system with a new metal one is a great way to increase the value of a property, a consideration that is sometimes overlooked as a way of adding instant kerb appeal and value. A guttering system is highly visible, can have serious consequences to the fabric of a building if it’s not working efficiently and can immediately influence a potential buyer's impression of the value of a property.  Metal guttering not only looks great but has superb durability and longevity ideal for our unpredictable weather. It is also not as expensive as many imagine. Rainclear Systems is the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal guttering - they hold a huge amount of stock and have something suitable for every style of property from the very old to the very new. They offer significantly discounted prices on steel, aluminium and

cast iron gutters, free delivery on all orders over £300 and up to 10% volume discount on large orders making a big project very cost effective. If you need help their experienced UK based team can guide you through project requirements with technical advice, material take-off and on-site assistance. Call Freephone 0800 644 44 26 or check out their huge range of products and their regular additional offers at Replacing, or at least repairing a guttering system may be one practical change it’s really worth making for your customer or your own project this year. ENQUIRY-Card 566

Decking g Longlife Decking SAiGE are providers of environmentally sourced long life composite decking to the trade. We pride ourselves on quality decking at affordable prices.

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Harmer Drainage

Embraces the BIM Revolution

Harmer Drainage has reinforced its commitment to providing the best products and services to the market with the introduction of Level 2 Building Information Modelling (BIM) content for its industry-leading SML range. Alumasc’s Harmer SML cast iron soil and waste pipework system range is now BIM Level 2 compliant, with 3D BIM data objects now available via the Harmer Drainage website or the BIM store. In addition to the SML range, Harmer’s floor and roof drainage products currently offer BIM Level 1 compliance, offering full BIM compatibility when the 2D and 3D images and support documentation are combined. These ranges will be upgraded to Level 2 compliance by 2016. Talking about the introduction of BIM content, Chris Lister, Business Development Manager at Alumasc, said: “Our BIM content offering responds directly to the Government requirement that all companies tendering for Government work shall be BIM Level 2 compliant by 2016. We’ve also listened carefully to our architectural and engineering customers who’ve told us of their need for solutions which make their computer-led designs more robust. “By introducing BIM objects, Harmer Drainage has secured its consideration for future Government project work and set the ball rolling towards building our own digital product library online.” BIM offers the construction industry the

opportunity to bring together all components of a building’s design in one place through digital modelling. BIM data can be used to illustrate the entire building life cycle and, by integrating different aspects of the design more effectively, reduces the risks of mistakes and discrepancies during specification. The Harmer SML range is a lightweight cast iron pipework system at the cutting edge of cast iron technology. Manufactured in Germany to meet the highest quality and performance standards, Harmer SML also carries British Board Agrément Certification, 05/4191. The pipes and fittings meet the European Standard BS EN 877, further assured by CE Marking, showing full compliance with EU manufacturing, testing and technical performance requirements. SML has also secured British Standard Kitemark certification, this further confirms the products are manufactured in accordance with EN877:1999 +A1:2006 and quality controlled under ISO9001:2008. The British Standards Institute who issue the certificate, carry out rigorous checks to ensure that products are worthy of the BS Kitemark Stamp. For more information about the full Harmer Drainage range please visit: For literature, call 0808 100 2008. ENQUIRY-Card 570 w



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Cavity Wall Lateral Transference – The Sideways Soak Lateral transference is the term used to describe wet ingress progressing ‘sideways’ and in so doing permeating parts of a structure that are intended to remain dry. The traditional bay window is a good example of part of a building susceptible to lateral transference.

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The UK weather experienced during the winter of 2013/14 subjected structures to continuously long periods of wind-driven saturating rain and exposed a weakness in bay window construction. As bay fascia/façade heights increase, so do the number of courses between the bay roof intersection level and the bay support lintel level. The greater the vertical distance between them, the greater the bay susceptibility to lateral transference because the exterior masonry skin on the outside of the bay runs uninterrupted onto the support lintel that is inside the building. The construction permits a ‘sideways soak’. Horizontal transference between intersection level and lintel level can be prevented by building in a preformed DPC cavitray that vertically connects two levels within the

same masonry skin without adversely interrupting bonding or coursing. Its presence prevents horizontal damp transference. Called a Bay Window Vertical Cavitray and manufactured by Cavity Trays of Yeovil, Type BWVC units are handed and available to suit brickwork and block work coursings. Units are introduced at each end of the lintel and provide a cleverly shaped permanent DPC connection upwardly to the lowest cavitray at roof intersection level. Cavity Trays of Yeovil is the only cavity tray manufacturer awarded European Technical Approval. ENQUIRY-Card 575

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Safeguard product expertise in one handy volume Safeguard has published the third edition of its product guide, encompassing 30 years of innovation within its 48 pages. Covering the Dryzone, Stormdry, Vandex, Oldroyd, Soluguard and Brickfix brands, the guide leads the reader through the different products and systems, and provides useful background information. Alongside Safeguard’s established and popular products such as Dryzone Damp-proofing Cream, the guide showcases some new ideas. Among these is the Dryzone Express Replastering System which allows rising damp to be treated, and the walls redecorated in under 24 hours – and at a lower cost than the traditional multilayer sand cement render solution. The guide explains why its Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream, which protects masonry or concrete from rain penetration, is also good news for householders who want to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their energy bills. With energy

efficient retrofits on the increase, it’s useful to know that wet walls cause buildings to lose heat at a greater rate. And if you’re looking to waterproof a basement – new-build or existing – this guide is a good place to start. From a range of waterproofing slurries and products such as Vandex Super which penetrates concrete to make it impermeable; to Oldroyd cavity drainage membranes which can help make even the wettest rooms dry; to the Sentry Sump System for pumping collected water out. The guide is supported by 200-plus technical documents which can be viewed and downloaded on Safeguard’s website And if you need some in-depth knowhow, check out the final pages of the guide to learn about the RIBA-approved CPD sessions and practical installation courses that Safeguard offers. ENQUIRY-Card 578

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Physical – a cut above the rest For many people involved in the construction industry, particularly those handling refurbishment works, the thought of a failed DPC or the fact that a damp course does not exist usually brings to mind a chemical remedy. However, Dampcoursing’s physical insertion DPC is far more effective – as a BRE report states. In its Digest 245, the Building Research Establishment confirms that a physical dpc is the only completely sure method to overcome the problem of rising damp. Dampcoursing is confident enough in its technique to offer a 50 year guarantee. Favoured by many housing associations, councils, property developers, builders, and individual home owners across the country, the physical insertion method can be employed on brick and stone walls (or a combination of the two materials), measuring up to 1m thick. Bespoke cutting gear is used to a slot through the wall. If a particularly large stone is encountered, it is removed and

then replaced once the DPC has been inserted. The thickness of the cutting blade creates the precise opening for the insertion of a physical DPC along with the necessary bedding mortar – which is placed in the slot that has been created. The DPC material itself is taken to site and cut to meet the width demands of each individual project. The entire process is then repeated, 900 mm at a time, and before long the property is enjoying the benefits of a physical DPC. Once the mortar has dried, it is a simple task of repointing the length of the work to create a finished job that is neat and tidy, without adversely affecting the traditional look of the building. ENQUIRY-Card 579

Roller On Water Off Sovereign provide a comprehensive range of Water Repellents in either liquid or cream formulations, such as the Company’s top selling Weather-Chek Façade Cream, which provide a highly effective barrier to penetrating dampness. Part of the Company’s marketleading range of remedial damp proofing and treatment products, these easily applied, clear drying treatments are ideal for a wide variety of brick, stone, concrete, masonry, render and other porous surfaces. Park Road, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 4EQ.

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What is Rising Damp? Berwyn Evans, UK Product Manager at Rentokil Property Care, discusses how homeowners can spot rising damp and how to treat it One of the most serious problems any home can face is rising damp, which if left untreated can cause serious damage to interiors, resulting in cracked plaster, peeling wallpaper and rotting skirting boards or floor timbers. Rising damp is caused by ground water and moisture that is drawn upwards, via capillary action, through porous building materials such as bricks, mortar or sandstone. This movement of water creates a characteristic “tide mark” from salts forming on the plaster due to the evaporation of ground water. It may not be obvious to spot at first, and in many cases it can take several months or even years before a problem is visible. In many cases the effect of rising damp on properties from last winter’s record breaking wet weather may only now be becoming apparent. There are a number of signs to look out for which may indicate there is a rising damp problem within your property. Damp

walls and flooring can produce a musty smell, plaster can become stained or warped, and wallpaper or paint may start to peel. Other signs to look out for are damp skirting boards and wooden floors, which, if left untreated can develop wood rot, resulting in damaged timbers, which can become brittle and eventually fall apart. Rising damp should not be confused with condensation. The main differences between the two is that condensation can occur at higher levels in the property, such as first floor bedrooms and can also result in the formation of mould, whereas the salts and minerals in rising damp normally inhibit the formation of these moulds. Buildings in the UK should have a damp proof course that acts as a barrier to stop water being drawn upwards within the walls of the property. Houses built after 1875 required a damp proof course to be installed as standard; however these courses can break down over a period of

time, which eventually renders them useless (new damp proof course, installed by Rentokil will come with a 30-year guarantee). One new way to prevent rising damp is with Rentokil Property Care’s Damp Rod. This system removes the need to inject a liquid carrier to form a chemical damp proof course, making it less messy and less disruptive than traditional methods. If applied to an already wet wall it will also mean reduced drying times, allowing re-plastering and re-decoration to be undertaken more quickly. Rising damp is a serious issue, but performing checks and carrying out regular maintenance to your property can prevent it. However, if you suspect rising damp it’s always best to consult with a professional to diagnose the problem and find the best way to treat it. ENQUIRY-Card 581

ALL FOR 1 & 1 FOR ALL The perfect solution for all your waterproofing applications, keeps water in and keeps water out. Sika®1 has a proven track record of over 100 years as an effective barrier against the transmission of liquid water, can be used internally or externally on brick, concrete and stone substrates. Everbuild Building Products Ltd - A Sika Company Site 41, Knowsthorpe Way, Cross Green Industrial Estate, Leeds LS9 0SW Telephone: 0113 240 3456 Fax: 0113 240 0024 e-mail: website: ENQUIRY-Card 582

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50 Tools, Site Equipment & Workwear . View our publication online at . March 2015 . Snickers’ Quilted Jacket – ideal for work and pleasure! Whether you want fashion or functionality – check out Snickers Work Jackets. Famous for the outstanding functionality in its range of Jackets, Snickers is now adding fashion to the unrivalled hallmarks of quality that are embedded throughout its range of modern working clothes. Snickers’ jackets are ideal for those professional tradesmen and women who want everyday comfort and to dress smartly both in and out of work. The new Quilted Jacket is warm, cosy and made from a water repellent fabric lined with ‘high-loft’ lightweight padding for superior comfort and insulation in chilly and windy weather. There’s also a stretch fabric in the armpits for enhanced ventilation and freedom of movement. What’s more, like every other Snickers product, this pioneering jacket leads the way in delivering true, warm working comfort – a perfect combination of functionality, insulation and ventilation both on-site and at leisure. ENQUIRY-Card 131

The Woodworking Institution is back and celebrating 60 years! The brand new Trend Routing Technology 2015 Routing and Woodworking Catalogue is now available. The catalogue is packed with Trend products such as: Router Cutter Ranges, Power Tools & Tables, Routing Jigs & Accessories, Saw blades, Trend Snappy Drill System, Sharpening and Clamping. Trend’s Head of Marketing, Luke Hulley adds “2015 is a very special year for Trend as we celebrate our 60th year. I’m always pleased to hear how important the Trend catalogue is to our loyal customers and this years will be extra special as we are launching some exciting new products” To get your hands on the brand new catalogue please visit your local Trend Routing Center or download/request a copy online at

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Hitachi Power Tools’ new 10.8V kit provides two low weight, high spec options in one great package Hitachi Power Tools has launched the KC10DFL2 two-piece 10.8V cordless tool kit, designed to give users tougher, faster and more advanced drill and impact driver options. The kit includes the powerful DS10DFL2 drill/driver and WH10DFL2 impact driver, both of which are low in weight and feature a slim, soft grip handle for comfortable use. Both power tools also feature an automatic trigger-operated LED light, useful in tight, confined spaces and poor visibility. To power the tools, Hitachi has provided two 1.5Ah Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. Li-ion battery technology has a low memory effect and a very slow loss of charge when not in use. A UC10SL2 30 minute charger

Makita UK is celebrating 100 years of global business and marking this benchmark occasion with a portfolio of 100 different cordless power tools that all use the same 18 volt Lithium-Ion battery. This means that if a Makita power tool owner has only one 18v Makita Lithium-Ion battery he could still power 100 different products with that single battery! This is confidently believed to be the largest inventory of power tools ever manufactured by one company that fits one single battery format. Since 2005, when Makita became the pioneering tool manufacturer to launch Lithium-Ion powered cordless tools, the company’s market share has risen consistently to become Britain’s number 1 professional power tool manufacturer. ENQUIRY-Card 133 ENQUIRY-Card 134 ENQUIRY-Card 132


The all new Mult iMa st er 350Q ha s been de signed and engineered by FEIN wit h more t han 45 year s of exper ience and k now- how. Wit h 35% more power, 50% le s s oper at ing noise and t he vibr at ion reduced by a st ag ger ing 70% . The new FMM 350Q is t r uly t he be st in c la s s and from Apr il, for a limit ed t ime only, is available in t he popular syst ainer c a se wit h 41 acce s sor ie s . Chec k your loc al FEIN st oc k ist s for det ails . ENQUIRY-Card 584

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Arco Launches New Hearing Check Kiosk Hearing damage caused by exposure to noise at work is irreversible and can have a devastating impact on how you live your life. Hearing loss may mean that you can no longer enjoy listening to your favourite song or speaking to friends on the telephone. It could mean that you become socially withdrawn and have difficulty in communicating with others. It would even mean that you have fewer job opportunities, as severely deaf people are four times more likely to be unemployed than the general population. Hearing damage caused by exposure to noise at work is more common than you may think. Research estimates that over 2 million people are exposed to noise levels at work that may be harmful, with industries such as manufacturing, construction, energy and water supply claiming the largest number of Noise Induced Hearing Loss disablement benefits. Industrial hearing loss also remains the occupational disease with the

highest number of civil reports, accounting for about 75% of all occupational disease claims. In order to help businesses identify and prevent employee hearing loss, Arco, the UK’s leading safety company, has developed, in conjunction with CluisTROM Ltd, its own Hearing Check Kiosk. Comprising of a stand, software, touch screen tablet and headset, the entire hearing surveillance package allows for comprehensive hearing tests to be undertaken by employees on site. Lasting between 10-15 minutes, Arco’s Hearing Check Screening quickly and effectively monitors for tonal hearing loss by playing sounds at different frequencies to each ear. Frequencies tested range from 250, 500, 1000, 4000 and 6000 Hz. The results are immediate and are illustrated by an in-depth audiogram that identifies an employees hearing thresholds. The full results are then securely stored on file and can be sent direct to two separate email addresses. If hearing loss is detected, a referral can also be made for the

employee to have full screening by CluisTROM audiologists. Without the need to organise third party suppliers, Arco’s Hearing Check Kiosk is undoubtedly a convenient and cost effective option for businesses requiring regular hearing surveillance. The easy to use device requires little maintenance; with software updates only required once a year. Additional training and support can also be provided by CluisTROM or Arco’s Hearing Technical Specialist. Noise induced hearing loss is permanent, disabling and wholly preventable. Through carrying out regular hearing surveillance monitoring, employees will be given the best possible chance of living their life to the full. For further information on the Hearing Check Kiosk and for details on Arco’s full hearing protection offering, please email ENQUIRY-Card 520 ENQUIRY-Card 521

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One engine powers three separate outputs, a generator, pressure washer and a water pump. • 6.5HP, 4 stroke engine unit • 175 bar (2500psi) pressure washer output • 2.4kW generator output • 3" dirty water pump output












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Diamonds are forever JSP’s Jetstream – Trend are excited to announce a very special new product range which will leave Trade professionals tools super sharp and back to their best. The Diamond Cross Sharpening range is now available from Trend and is packed with features and benefits: •Use to sharpen chisels and plane irons •Specially designed for router cutter sharpening •Ideal for shaped router cutters, chisels and woodturning •Ideal for sharpening larger bladed gardening tools Trend’s Head of Marketing, Luke Hulley adds “The Trend Diamond cross range is a fantastic piece of kit. It was great timing to launch this product as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary at Trend. What makes this range so exciting is that the Diamond Cross Technology provides the perfect balance between diamond and recess, maximizing abrasion rates and clearance of debris”

Total Respiratory Protection without the Need for Face-Fitting JSP’s Jetstream® Switch & Go™ powered air system solves one of the biggest problems faced by the construction industry – the requirement for the correct and safe face-fitting of respiratory equipment to protect against silica dust, fumes and organic vapours. Construction workers often work irregular hours, so cannot guarantee to be clean-shaven at the beginning of each day, yet facial hair does have a significant adverse effect on the seal of a respirator, allowing tiny particles of hazardous dust into the mask. Positive power - Conventional negative pressure disposable and semi-disposable masks rely on a tight fit to the face to be effective, and must be face-fit tested as well as being fit-checked every single time they are donned, using valuable time and resources. ENQUIRY-Card 139 ENQUIRY-Card 140

The new multifunctional U- How fast can you scribe? Trend is excited to announce a very Power Impact WRC special new product, which will change

The only waterproof, windproof, breathable jacket you’ll need all winter U-Power’s good-looking, Italiandesigned Impact WRC waterproof jacket takes care of every eventuality, not only at work but at leisure too. Carefully constructed with U-Power’s innovative Storm Shell technology, the stylish WRC will always keep you dry, safe, protected and extremely comfortable whatever the environment. The versatile and hard-wearing WRC jacket consists of an outer waterproof, nylon PU-coated, breathable shell with thermo taping and mesh inner, and a warm fleece attachable inner jacket with a central zip. The WRC is just one of the exciting new products featured in U-Power’s new Wear catalogue of Italian-designed work-to-leisure clothing. ENQUIRY-Card 141

the way you scribe forever. The Trend Scribemaster Pro skirting board scribing jig for use with a router is now available and is packed with features and benefits: •Pre-assembled, ready to go •Quick & easy to set up and use •Up to x10 faster than manual scribe •Precise cuts every time •Cuts any skirting or dado profile •Scribes profiles into kitchen plinth •Cuts left & right hand scribes •Even scribes warped boards accurately •Quick mounts onto mitre saw bench* Trend’s Head of Marketing, Luke Hulley adds “The Trend Scribemaster Pro is a fantastic piece of kit and the feedback from demonstrating this at recent shows has been very positive. People have been blown away on how quick and simple it is. “ ENQUIRY-Card 142 ENQUIRY-Card 591

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Site-wide Cleaning Made Easy Kärcher’s new HD 5/11 P, is a compact pressure washer that’s easy to store and transport, especially from one job to another.

Built-in storage takes care of the power cable and high pressure hose. The central handle position makes it really easy to carry, even up stairs or onto scaffolding, and can also be used as a crane hook. With its compact dimensions it’s ideal for transportation in builder’s vans and for storage in tight spaces. It’s therefore

a fantastic tool for tradespeople and for any business that needs a compact pressure washer for quick cleaning jobs. Although the packaging concept is sophisticated, we’ve listened to our customers in this market segment and built them a machine that provides the simplicity, toughness and convenience

they need. All parts are proven pro-grade items, and features that are often redundant in this class have been removed: there is no detergent feed, no triple nozzle - just a no-nonsense high performance portable pressure washer from the market leader. As you would expect from the renowned Kärcher brand, its machines for professional use make light work of even heavy duty tasks. Innovative, feature packed, ergonomic and efficient, their anthracite exterior camouflages dirt and signs of wear while the contrast yellow marks leavers, switches and operational elements the user should operate – perfect for quickly training a newbie on site. Alongside the HD 5/11 P, new petrol cold water pressure washers will join Kärcher’s already robust range for construction and hire in 2015, taking their place among existing staples such as the NT 35/1 wet and dry vac, KM 70/15 push sweeper and stackable AB 20 air blower. To find out more about how Kärcher can make a difference to your business, please visit ENQUIRY-Card 592

Trend Catalogue 20 015 The Trend Routing & Woodworking W 2015 5 Catalogue is now availa able.


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Industrial Food Processing Floor Solution by Remmers A new industrial flooring system has been installed to the 2000m2 extension at C&G Foods manufacturing plant in Longford, Ireland. Remmers Crete SL was applied in combination with Remmers PUR Color Top 2KM seal coat to provide a colour stable finish and a subsequent seal coat of Remmers PUR Aqua Top 2KM SG, with the inclusion of a polymer bead to provide an R11 level of slip resistance with a silk gloss floor finish. The system was installed by specialist flooring contractor Larsen Contracts who worked closely with the main contractor, Gem Construction to allow the installation of the floor whilst other fitting out activities were also being carried out, optimising the overall program. This carefully designed system is ideally suited to areas subjected to medium to heavy duty use for

industrial floors within food processing facilities. Remmers Crete SL is a water dispersed polyurethane resin system which is applied as a self-levelling 23mm thick system. The seal coats provided colour stability, slip resistance and a silk gloss finish to the applied floor. The installed

system provides excellent durability, abrasion resistance, impact and chemical attack. Remmers (UK) Limited Tel: 0845 373 0103 Fax: 0845 373 0104 ENQUIRY-Card 594



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Nearly a year after Altro safety flooring was installed in a pioneering new dementia ward at Warrington Hospital, statistics have revealed that the products are helping to vastly improve life for patients and staff. This is effectively setting the standard for flooring in clinical environments where creating a relaxed, calming and safe environment is paramount. The £1m Forget Me Not ward opened at Warrington Hospital in May 2014, with the aim of leading the way in providing the best quality care for hospital patients with dementia. The ward features a number of innovative design features, including its own mock bus stop, lounge area with traditional-look fireplace, quiet room with a 1960s-style TV, and a special dementia garden area. Everything is designed to provide relaxation and stimulation for patients who need hospital care, and who also have dementia. Lee Bushell, Warrington Hospital’s Estates Officer, Capital Projects, said: “The results we have seen so far are astounding and show that we have got it right. There are fewer patient attacks on staff, fewer slips, trips and falls, and patients with a history of violence are quickly calm and relaxed after arriving at the unit. “The length of stay on the ward has vastly reduced — which for a unit with only 21 beds is a major consideration — and there is less sickness and absence among staff because they are happier in their working environment. “There are no issues with cleaning at all, and the flooring still looks good and is performing very well.” 

Altro Flooring brings massive benefits to pioneering Dementia Ward at Warrington Hospital

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was one of the largest beneficiaries from the £50 million national King’s Fund, which helps shape health policy and practice. Lee Bushell said: “Warrington’s Forget Me Not ward has been designed to look different to a typical ward. The needs of patients with dementia are very specific. Our aim was to cater to these absolutely in the creation of the new ward, and provide a calm and relaxing environment for care using the latest design principles, colour and light. “There are many different types of dementia and because everyone is unique, everyone is affected by it in different ways. But there are several things that many sufferers experience, such as forgetfulness, disorientation of time and place, difficulty planning ahead and with short-term memory, and occasionally hallucinations. Understandably, this can often lead to patients becoming anxious or distressed. “By understanding how dementia affects sufferers, we were able to create a dementiafriendly environment that both minimises the stresses that patients experience, while providing positive stimuli in a homely, calming space.” Forget Me Not ward is a very clearly defined space, prioritising what is most important. The lighting is much brighter than normal, and there is good tonal contrast between flooring, skirtings, walls and doors, and glare is avoided. ENQUIRY-Card 597

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We offer 24 Hour Glass Processing! Firman take the stress out of meeting a deadline with our round the clock glass processing service. We are also the proud owners of one of the largest Cooltemper toughening plants currently operational in the UK and also have a large range of Fire rated glass offering different levels of integrity and insulation that we can have cut to size in 24/48 service. ENQUIRY-Card 803

To find out more about our 24 hour service visit Firman Glass,19 Bates Road, Harold Wood, Romford, Essex RM3 OJH Tel: 01708 374534 Fax: 01708 340511 Email:

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