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UNDERFLOOR HEATING GAIA’S SYSTEMS: Wet (hydronic) underfloor heating systems are popular when compared to radiators and other heating systems as they provide lower running costs. Publisher Lawrence McDermott Sales Manager David Steade Production Manager Wendy Harris Please send PR to: Editorial Co-Ordinator Circulation Manager Cherie Allen For magazine information, advertising rates or to subscribe please visit our website at : www.McDermott McDermott Publishing Limited The Builder, McDermott Chambers, 2 The Green, Kings Norton, Birmingham B38 8SD Enquiries Tel: 0121 451 3037 . Fax: 0121 459 2179 Subscriptions & Delivery The Builder is available to non-qualifying UK readers for an annual subscription of £23.50 including postage ($49 US for all other countries). Single copies UK £4.00 overseas $5 US.A financial contribution has been made towards the cost of certain articles appearing in this publication.All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by means without the express prior written consent of the publisher. The contents of The Builder are subject to reproduction information storage and retrieval systems.© 2014 MBR Publications Ltd

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 them useless (new damp proof course, home can face is rising damp, which if installed by Rentokil will come with a left untreated can cause serious damage 30-year guarantee). to interiors, resulting in cracked plaster, One new way to prevent rising damp is peeling wallpaper and rotting skirting with Rentokil Property Care’s Damp Rod. boards or floor timbers.Rising damp is This system removes the need to inject caused by ground water and moisture a liquid carrier to form a chemical damp that is drawn upwards, via capillary proof course, making it less messy and action, through porous building less disruptive than traditional methods. materials such as bricks, mortar or If applied to an already wet wall it will sandstone. This movement of water also mean reduced drying times, creates a characteristic “tide mark” from allowing re-plastering and re-decoration salts forming on the plaster due to the to be undertaken more quickly. evaporation of ground water. It may not Rising damp is a serious issue, but be obvious to spot at first, and in many performing checks and carrying out cases it can take several months or even regular maintenance to your property years before a problem is visible. In can prevent it. However, if you suspect many cases the effect of rising damp on rising damp it’s always best to consult properties from last winter’s record with a professional to diagnose the breaking wet weather may only now be problem and find the best way to treat becoming apparent. it. There are a number of signs to look out for which may indicate there is a rising ENQUIRY-Card 804 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

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Bonus Builder - a scheme which gives customer rewards for growing their account – has returned to Crown Decorating Centres. The initiative gives store accountholders the chance to earn up to 10 per cent on their spending growth. Available at each store in the network of more than 130 Crown Decorating Centres in the UK and Northern Ireland, the scheme is open to cash or credit account-holders as well as painters and decorators who open a new in-store account. Paula Taylor, Marketing Manager at Crown Decorating Centres, said: “Bonus Builder is a great scheme for accountholders to earn rewards for their business. “We have several levels of reward and we’re urging people to come into their local store to find out more about the benefits.

“When Bonus Builder ends, the amount earned back will be given in compliments cards or in credit to the account so painters and decorators have a real opportunity to earn money back for their business. “We have introduced several ‘spending levels’ to help customers start earning rewards sooner and if they increase their spending enough traders will be able to move up a level and earn a higher reward percentage.� Customers can make the most of Bonus Builder and earn as many rewards as they can until December 31. For more information about Bonus Builder, please visit your local Crown Decorating Centre. To have details of your nearest Crown Decorating Centre sent straight to your mobile, text ‘CROWN’ to 83332. Texts cost one standard message rate. ENQUIRY-Card 500


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Introducing the Push-Fit fire and smoke door seal Doors are often painted, or even in some cases re-fitted due to a range of issues including atmospheric conditions. Fire and smoke seals are often difficult to remove and can be easily damaged and then discarded, which can be a very costly operation. EnvirografÂŽ have introduced the Push-Fit fire and smoke door seal, for a fast solution to the problem. The seal can be easily removed from the top or the bottom of the door section for essential redecorating, without the need for masking the seal, for painting purposes and can then be re-sited over and over again. This revolutionary seal offers up to 60 minutes of fire protection, which simply clips in and out of the rebated groove and does not require double sided tape or pins to fix, making the operation very easy, fast and extremely cost effective. ENQUIRY-Card 504

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Sandtex Trade video details hotel and spa winter makeover A video charting the story of decorators carrying out a winter make-over at a prestigious Cheshire hotel, using a masonry paint specially formulated for use in adverse weather conditions, has been produced by Sandtex Trade.

-eizsgOQI& Painter Dean Shepherd said: “Sandtex Trade 365 was chosen on the strength of its reputation and because any exterior paint job in winter needs to have a paint which you can apply in colder temperatures and wintry weather. “It’s a product which has been good to work with as it’s nice to apply and gives good coverage. “We used Sandtex Trade 365 in County Cream on the rough render walls and a complimentary Sandtex Trade 365 in

Light Cotswold on the window surrounds.” The hotel and spa is an elegantly-styled building with interesting architectural features and a number of secluded courtyards around the property. Sandtex Trade 365 features exceptional adhesion, giving a long-lasting finish which has been independently certified by the British Board of Agrément. With excellent opacity, Sandtex Trade 365 can be used on most exterior masonry surfaces and exterior grade building boards. Sharon Smith, Brand Manager for Sandtex Trade, said: “Based on highperformance Pliolite resins, Sandtex Trade 365 has been specially formulated for use in adverse weather conditions. “Developed specifically for professional use, Sandtex Trade 365 is rain resistant in

The 4 star Cottons Hotel and Spa, in Knutsford - owned and operated by Shire Hotels - has recently undergone a £500,000 interior re-fit followed by an exterior overhaul, which included decorators from CLC Group Ltd using Sandtex Trade 365 All Weather Masonry Paint. The team spent eight weeks at the site, undertaking the exterior of the hotel complex. A video of the project can be viewed at

Get a grip with Febond Blue Grit Sika Everbuild understand that preparation is the key to successful plastering, and this preparation time can now be minimised thanks to Febond Blue Grit, a one coat, high performance plasterers grip coat bonding agent designed to give an improved key to smooth surfaces. Blue in colour to indicate coverage, Febond Blue Grit contains a fine aggregate to provide a mechanical key to backgrounds such as plaster, concrete, glossy painted surfaces, MDF and even ceramic tiles. One coat applied by brush or roller is all that is needed to achieve successful plastering on surfaces that would previously have needed removing or meshing. Coming ready to use, Febond Blue Grit is available in 5 and 10 litre buckets covering approximately 4.5m2 per litre. For more information on Blue Grit please contact your Sika Everbuild sales representative, telephone the Sika Everbuild sales office on 0113 240 2424. ENQUIRY-Card 100

20 minutes and can be applied if there is a slight threat of rain. “Exterior paint work in winter can be a challenge, which is why Sandtex Trade 365 is an ideal product for winter use as it can be applied at temperatures as low as -10ºC, giving businesses the option of a winter makeover ahead of a busy tourist season. “Sandtex Trade 365 also has 15 years’ proven durability and that’s another advantage for businesses as it reduces the maintenance cycle, offering greater value for money as well as the versatility to schedule an exterior spruce-up at any time of year.” Decorators can find out more about Sandtex Trade from the Customer Relations Team on 0845 372 3425, or email ENQUIRY-Card 508

Warm reception for new Soffitliner insulated panel

New compact Power Driver RWC is bringing back ISIS: Attachment for InSkew the original and best warm roof batten fixings Long established as an industry leader in

Panel Systems, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of insulated panels, has responded to customer demand and launched a new weather-resistant panel – SoffitLiner, which is designed to improve the thermal performance of exposed concrete soffits. SoffitLiner is made up of 6mm fibre cement facing board that is factory bonded to high performance insulation, to meet different requirements. The SoffitLiner range can be used to upgrade the energy efficiency of semiexposed concrete decks for new builds or refurbishments, such as car parks and other similar applications. Danny Phelan, Sales Manager at Panel Systems, said: “With the increasingly stringent thermal performance requirements of buildings, our new SoffitLiner range offers an effective means of improving energy efficiency.

Innovative helical fixings manufacturer, HELIFIX, has developed a more compact version of its Power Driver Attachment (PDA) used to install its high performance InSkew warm roof batten fixings. The new PDA is a third shorter than the original design, simplifying InSkew installation, with the added advantage of a lower price tag too. With the shorter PDA fitted to an SDS drill, roofing contractors start closer to the batten providing greater control, making InSkew safer and easier to install. Furthermore, those contractors who previously opted to use a hand-held installation tool with a hammer may now decide to upgrade to the new PDA which enables rapid power-driven installation at a highly competitive price. InSkew is specifically designed for pitched warm roof constructions to secure counter battens to rafters and passes through the insulation layer without adversely affecting its thermal properties.

flow control solutions, Reliance Water Controls (RWC) have joined forces with Effebi to bring the original and best ISIS Ball Valves back to the UK market. With a reputation for quality and high performance, the ISIS range was a natural addition to the RWC product family, offering five different product types, with both lever and t-handle options and in sizes ½”–2” FBSP and 15mm–54mm Compression. Cast in dezincification resistant (DZR) brass, in full bore, pressure rated to PN40 and with a multitude of additional features, ISIS can be used in even the most aggressive of water installations, which is why they are loved by installers and specifiers alike. As well as being WRAS approved, the range also conforms to pending EU drinking water directive legislation. ENQUIRY-Card 101 ENQUIRY-Card 102 ENQUIRY-Card 103

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Sadolin and Sandtex Trade provide fresh look for homes scheme PAINTING contractors used Sadolin and Sandtex Trade to protect a sheltered housing scheme in an exposed riverside location. City Mills, in York - a three-storey building which houses 36 self-contained flats - was given an exterior makeover using a range of woodcare and exterior products. Contractors Anderson Marriott & Co carried out the project on behalf of City of York Council. John Kehoe, Managing Director of Anderson Marriott & Co, said: “City Mills is a sheltered housing scheme within the city walls at the side of the River Ouse. “Access was a challenge as the building has the river on one side, and car parks and a road on the other sides. “The project required external repairs including the treatment of balconies, decking, windows, doors and benches. “We have a reputation for quality workmanship as well as more than 50

years of experience and our operatives tackled the project professionally and effectively, using a range of Sandtex Trade and Sadolin products.” The project included two viewing balconies over the river which required tarpaulins beneath to ensure no debris could enter the watercourse. A video of the scheme can be viewed at DwI& Sharon Smith, Brand Manager for Sadolin and Sandtex Trade, said: “The City Mills complex is right on the River Ouse and while that makes it a beautiful place to live, it also exposes the exterior of the building to the full force of the weather. “To combat the effects of weathering on the wood and metal exterior surfaces, we recommended a combination of Sadolin products and trim coatings from the Sandtex Trade range. “The contractors tackled a range of

preparatory tasks ahead of the painting work, scrutinising the trims and joinery for any defects which were remedied using Sadolin Stainable Woodfiller and Sadolin Wood Preserver before the application of products including Sadolin Ultra®, Sadolin Extra, Sadolin Classic and the opaque wood protection system, Sadolin Superdec. “To fully cater for all the building’s trims, exterior joinery and features such as the viewing balconies, we recommended products from the Sandtex Trade range. “Sandtex Trade Flexigloss X-tra was used over Sandtex Trade Flexible Primer Undercoat for some of the wood features, as this will deliver a proven performance of up to 10 years and has been awarded a British Board of Agrément Certificate. “For the exterior metalwork, including ferrous and non-ferrous metal surfaces, Sandtex Trade Rust Inhibiting Primer was

used to correct any defects prior to the application of Sandtex Trade Metalgloss X-tra and Sandtex Trade Eggshell X-tra.” With a manufacturer’s guarantee of 10 years proven performance, Sandtex Trade Metalgloss X-tra protects metalwork and is formulated for excellent adhesion and gloss retention.

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It may be just 98% air but ... new web site reveals cost savings and insulation advantages or ‘airpop’ blown bead for new build properties New case study shows 21% installation materials cost-saving to builders and video evidence demonstrates total cavity coverage to achieve 30% reduction in heating bills. The NBBA - which represents the UK cavity wall insulation industry using ‘blown bead’ expanded polystyrene (now known as airpop across Europe) – has re-launched its web site with new case study and video evidence of the clear advantages of the material -

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particularly in new build properties where blown bead allows: • Elimination of on-site storage and waste from built in batts • Quicker and easier construction of masonry walls by bricklayers with resulting cost-savings • Full filling of complicated details in walls without the need for intricate fitting of batts and a resultant reduce risk of cold bridging The new case study featured on the web site, independently verifies a 21% reduction in installed cavity wall insulation material costs - and the latest video, shot under controlled test-rig conditions, show the unrivalled internal coverage of blown bead which is able to fill every internal void as well as coping with complex internal structures. For these reasons, the case study is able to show that the blown bead system achieves better thermal performance at lower cost than alternatives leading to a

The ideal kitchen & bathroom solution Crown Trade Steracryl Mould Inhibiting Paint Crown Trade Steracryl Mould Inhibiting Paint’s new smaller pack means you can deliver targeted protection for areas such as kitchens and bathrooms to prevent steam and moisture taking their toll – whatever the size of the project.

30% reduction in heating costs – an ideal solution for new homes and commercial properties. The new site can be found at It represents a free information portal with single-point authoritative information for architects, builders and construction specifiers. NBBA members represent around 75% of the UK market and are the UK’s principal manufacturers and installers of blown EPS cavity wall insulation. They have now committed to a charter of consistent standards in performance and service quality. “Our members have signed a commitment to unrivalled installation standards and customer service. This means, when properly installed by an NBBA member, EPS ‘airpop’ bead is a long-term, costeffective and consistently performing cavity wall insulation ideally suited for new build and retro fit alike” said David Emes, Chairman of the NBBA group. NBBA include major UK companies such as Domestic & General Insulation, Energystore, Moulded Foams, Warmfill Ltd and Kay-Metzeler together with raw material suppliers BASF, Sunpor, and Ineos-Styrenics. NBBA says that blown bead insulation is installed quickly and easily by its members and the ‘airpop’ beads do not run the risk of settlement or moisture absorption – thus avoiding the risk of gaps at the top of the property and around complex internal structures which can occur with conventional fibre A new 2.5 litre pack size joins the existing 5 litre container, helping you to take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace as the colder weather starts to draw in. The paint is the ideal choice to tackle areas that can be subjected to condensation and mould during cooler weather, such as kitchens and bathrooms. It’s the right paint for the job as the condensation season starts to set in around autumn time, when properties can be affected by additional water around window and wall areas as temperatures start to drop, usually in October. This combination of lower temperatures - particularly when combined with poor insulation within a property, ineffective glazing and inadequate ventilation - can all lead to water droplets forming around windows and doors, as well as walls and ceilings. Over time, these wet areas can provide a perfect breeding ground for mould spores forming. Crown Trade Steracryl Mould Inhibiting paint, available in Matt and Durable Acrylic Eggshell finishes, can play a key role in inhibiting mould growth. Crown Trade Marketing Manager, Debbie Orr, said: “Both the matt and acrylic eggshell paints contain an effective fungicide, specially developed to maintain decorated surfaces by inhibiting the development of mould growth on the paint film. "They have also undergone stringent fungal tests carried out to British Standard BS3900:G6

Blown Bead Insulation insulation. NBBA member-installed blown beads are also coated with an airdrying bonding agent during installation and will remain in place with consistent thermal protection for the life of the building. The new website also includes information on Lambda values as well as the sustainability credentials of EPS – which include a BRE Ecopoints rating of 0.043. The site also emphasises that EPS is rotproof and water resistant with the backing of a 25 year CIGA guarantee and BBA approval. Installation can be carried out in all weather conditions and there is no need for site storage as NBBA members can install and pull off site in the same day. ENQUIRY-Card 515

"The acrylic eggshell system is also washable, making it ideal for use in kitchens and bathrooms where condensation can be particularly problematic.” A video shows the trusted technology behind Steracryl Mould Inhibiting Paint in Crown Trade’s ‘Right Paint For The Job’ film which can be found at You can also enhance your selection of functional products such as Crown Trade’s Steracryl Mould Inhibiting paint with a powerful online resource launched by Crown Paints, PaintSpec Finder®. Available at you can get instant and technicallydetailed specification plans for exterior and interior projects through a userfriendly format that allows you to filter through a great deal of technical information to pinpoint exactly what products - from the trade brands of Crown Trade, as well as Sadolin and Sandtex Trade – you might need for a chosen project. PaintSpec Finder® then pulls together the findings into a report, with a personalised cover sheet showing your customer’s name, the project and your own details, all ready for you to hand your client or add to their tender or quote documentation. For more details please contact the Crown Trade Customer Relations Team by calling 0845 389 9583, emailing or visiting the website at ENQUIRY-Card 516

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Leading manufacturer, Worcester, Bosch Group, has improved its flagship Greenstar CDi Classic gas-fired boiler with a host of innovative new enhancements to the boiler.

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The Greenstar CDi Classic has proved extremely popular since first being brought to market in 2004 with over 600,000 homes in the UK having a CDI installed within. This is set to be strengthened further with the addition of a number of installer-friendly features. To ensure the product can handle any weather and in anticipation of another cold winter, the updated CDi Classic now includes a larger volume siphonic condensation trap. This allows a greater quantity of condensate to be discharged and eliminates the risk of freezing occurring in low temperatures should the condensate discharge pipe have to be run externally. In fact an uninsulated condensate pipe connected to the new CDi will not freeze in sustained temperatures of 15°C for up to 48 hours.. The boiler also boasts a combined drain and condensate pipe which allows the installer to drain the boiler down for part replacement without having to connect a hose pipe to the boiler to do so. The isolation

valves to the boiler are turned off, the engineer opens the drain and the primary water in the boiler drains out through the condensate discharge pipe to waste. Installation flexibility continues to be an important requirement for heating engineers nationwide, which has lead Worcester to permit the installation of a remote pressure relief value (PRV) designed to enable the boiler to be sited in wide range of locations. So if the boiler is installed below ground level, say a cellar, the PRV can be removed from the boiler and extended upto 2 metres above the boiler position so as to get a situation where the PRV is above ground level and can gravitate any discharge safely. The enhancement of the Greenstar CDi Classic sees Worcester’s unique keyless filling link accessory included as standard. This addition is designed to make it easier for customers to top up their own system without the assistance of an installer or service provider. Also for the first time, the

NOx class 5 Condensing Boilers for Win up to £1,000 with Kingspan & Reflex sales soar for Altecnic Twelve months after bringing nitrogen- Refurbished Residential Care Home Albion Ultrasteel Cylinders Trade customers of Kingspan Environmental could be in with a chance of winning up to £1,000 in a massive £20,000 giveaway in partnership with Albion Ultrasteel. The online promotion - which was launched on 1st September and runs until 31st December - gives trade customers a one in four chance of winning one of over a thousand of prizes when they buy any hot water cylinder from the Albion Ultrasteel range. The prizes, in the form of Amazon E-gift Certificates, range in value from £10 up to £500, with two top prizes of £1,000 up for grabs. All you need to enter is an active email account and a unique serial number that can be found on the data label attached to the cylinder. Albion Ultrasteel hot water cylinders are available at leading merchants nationwide. ENQUIRY-Card 104

filled expansion vessels to the UK marketplace, Altecnic, the UK’s leading supplier and manufacturer of quality plumbing equipment, is launching two new vessels to meet demand for its innovative range of Reflex products. Following the successful partnership between Altecnic and German-based Reflex Winkelmann GmbhH, sales of the nitrogen-filled Reflex expansion vessels have soared as installers experience the benefits and reliability of the nextgeneration vessels. Altecnic is increasing stock levels at its UK distribution centre in Stafford and adding two new vessels to the range to meet demand. These new vessels include the high-pressure PVK 16 bar, designed for water systems with pressures up to 16 bar and the PVA vertical vessels with optional flowjet valve to maintain continuous flow, isolate the vessel should it need to be moved and act as a drainage and bypass valve.

The Avondale Mental Care home in Liverpool is a 50 bedded registered mental nursing home and was established in 1991 by charity Delphside. The centre provides care, support and rehabilitation for adults with a wide range of mental health related issues. When first built the centre was fitted with Atlantic Boiler’s world-leading ‘Optimagaz’ and ‘Condensagaz’ E Series gas condensing boilers. The centre has just undergone a complete refurbishment and two of these long life boilers have been replaced by the latest technology. Two VF 100kW pre-mix low NOX gas condensing boilers computer-controlled and programmed for continuous comfort and maximum economy. The advanced method of control allows the reduction in boilerplant and energy input. ENQUIRY-Card 105

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Greenstar CDi Classic is now supplied with a wall mounting template as standard. Designed to aid a quicker installation process, the template allows accurate measurement and positioning of the flue location. The Greenstar CDi Classic features premium domestic hot water rates across a range of outputs ensuring installers’ customers can benefit from comfort in the home. The Greenstar 29CDi Classic, 34CDi Classic, 38CDi Classic and 42CDi Classic, each boast a central heating output of 30kWwith flow rates ranging from 12.3 to 17.2 litres per minute at 350C temperature rise. Additionally the Greenstar CDi Classic offers a wide choice of operating features for greater user comfort and economy with higher central heating outputs and increased hot water flow rates for even the most demanding of properties. ENQUIRY-Card 517

Grant UK launches Vortex Mag-One Magnetic Filter

Grant UK, the leading off-gas heating specialist, has announced the launch of its installer friendly Vortex Mag-One Magnetic Filter, which when fitted, provides protection for all types of central heating systems up to 36kW. Using a simple to install, triple action filtration design, the Vortex Mag-One filters magnetite and non-ferrous debris from central heating systems with a 12000 gauss neodymium magnet. Easy to clean and drain, with a clever design which enables 360° installation, the product is extremely installer friendly. Features include an installation and servicing date wheel, 28mm isolation valves, manual air bleed and a 500ml dosing capacity. For added convenience the Vortex Mag-One is supplied with spare sealing washers and O-rings and to provide effective cleaning in central heating systems larger than 36kW, more than one filter can be used in a parallel circuit. ENQUIRY-Card 107

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The continuous flow of hot water provision for all applications Rinnai’s range of continuous flow gas fired water heaters includes heavy duty and condensing units engineered to produce the highest efficiencies and lowest running costs of any hot water heating unit. The latest addition to the Rinnai range is the Infinity HDC1600i, Rinnai’s new premium condensing water heater has been tested to below 20 ppm NOx, producing the lowest emissions on the market, with 97% gross efficiencies. Rinnai’s heavy duty condensing (HDC) inifinity models This is an established range of award winning condensing HDC1200 internal and external models which give an energy performance of 107% cent net efficiency while the larger Rinnai HDC1500 internal and external models have 105% net efficiency. Rinnai Infinity condensing units also exceed all the demands of Part L Building Regulations. Rinnai Infinity Plus Rinnai UK has expanded the benefits of individual continuous flow water heaters into larger scale commercial markets by launching complete cascade systems using the HDC models in the infinity PLUS, enabling time saving and cost effectiveness.

Rinnai Heavy Duty (HD) infinity models The Rinnai HD50i internal water heater and HD70e external water heater offers greater flexibility at the design stage and can offer an alternative solution where flue runs are problematic or internal space is not available. They are excellent units for refurbishment projects.

BMS systems allowing multi data monitoring which in turn identifies areas where energy, service and breakdown efficiencies can be improved. Digital Controllers Each digital remote controller can be individually programmed, to deliver temperature accurate hot water for washing and cleaning however the water heater can only deliver one set temperature at any time. Remote temperature controllers cannot override the master temperature setting made with the DIP switches within the heater ensuring safety. Controllers can also deliver basic fault diagnosis. Common flue header system Rinnai also fields a common header flue system to streamline manifolded installations of its award-winning Infinity condensing units.

Lime Scale Checker Another simple but effective idea which safeguards against lime scale build up occurring in Rinnai continuous flow water heaters a scale control system Rinnai infinity plus storage Using a modular system of either continually monitors the appliances for internal or external Rinnai HD or HDC lime scale deposits around the heat condensing water heaters and a exchanger. stainless steel storage vessel, demands Coming soon from Rinnai in excess of 20,000 litres per hour can be satisfied. Rinnai Infinity Plus Storage The Rinnai Infinity 11i is a compact packs are delivered direct to site in one lightweight wall mounted with a low 24 Kw input and ultra quiet operation complete package. designed for both the domestic and light Rinnai Renewables heating solution commercial markets. Rinnai units used as a gas booster to solar thermal or heat pump installations The Infinity Solo water heater is the first maximizing renewable heat gains. It is Rinnai product for the UK which the only booster that ensures a hot combines the advanced technology of its shower or bath any time of the day or wall mounted water heaters with a night. The rest of the time the gas fired stainless steel storage cylinder all in one. unit is inactive minimizing energy usage. And it boasts very low heat loss figures. BMS controllers For commercial buildings, Rinnai’s development and investment in integral smart controls for its appliances enable smart integration with sophisticated

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Jaga launch Fast-To-Fix LST Radiator New Guardian LST Offers Professionals Unequalled Installation Time Savings Ledbury, Herefordshire, 1 September 2014 – The new Guardian LST from Jaga Heating Products has been specifically designed to be the UK’s fastest and easiest low surface temperature (LST) radiator to install. On site, it would take a single professional installer just a

matter of minutes to install any Jaga Guardian LST, without any special training, whereas a traditional steel panel radiator based LST radiator will take longer and need a team of 2 for anything over 1m long. So the Guardian LST will help to cut installation costs in half. The Jaga Guardian LST is supported by Jaga’s unrivalled logistics and customer service package. Heating elements and

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brackets can be delivered direct to site in advance of the onepiece casings, which can be stored in Jaga’s warehouse for delivery right at the end of the project. This reduces the potential for site damage, reduces the need for on-site storage, and improves cashflow for contractors! Yet the new Guardian LST is remarkable for more than the speed of its installation alone. It also provides the perfect combination of high output heat convection and safe surface temperature for a range of applications. Jaga recommends the Guardian LST for use in locations including care and nursing homes, sheltered housing, a wide range of educational buildings from nurseries and pre-schools through to secondary schools and university student accommodation, healthcare centres and public buildings. Available in wall mounted (WT) and flush to the floor (FT) options to cover every application, the Guardian LST

achieves its super-fast installation time through being designed as a lightweight yet robust, single piece casing that is easy to lift and handle by a tradesman working alone. This visually stylish and strong casing has rounded corners and chamfered profiles to avoid sharp edges and minimise the risk of injury to building occupants from accidental impact. Crucially, the casing stays safe at a cool to touch temperature of less than 43°C, even at high flow temperatures, in keeping with the Building Regulations Approved Document M, NHS Estates Health Guidance Notes and all other current legislation. Another indicator of the “made with the installer in mind” approach to the design of the Guardian LST is that the sides of the casings have laser “knock-outs” to allow for various TRVs configurations. On the Guardian LST FT flush to the floor model, additional knock outs accommodate skirting or trunking to help to

JIS EUROPE of Haywards Heath has added three new widths to their heated towel rail named the STEYNING. The towel rail is manufactured in an elegant round section shape with sixteen horizontal rails giving an appearance of refined luxury with ample choice for towel hanging.

The STEYNING is 1000mm high is now manufactured in 300mm, 400mm and 620 widths as well as the existing 520mm. It can be used in central heating, electric or dual fuel formats, which allow the rail to be heated when the central heating is turned off. The STEYNING towel rail is manufactured in 100% stainless steel pressure tested

accommodate low level wall mounted. For still further enhanced safety and security, casing locks are also included as standard for both models. As with all Jaga LST radiators, the new Guardian LST features Jaga Low-H2O heat exchangers which are tested to 20bar and guaranteed to perform at a working pressure of 10 bar. This unique guarantee extends to 30 years from purchase! ENQUIRY-Card 520

to 12 Bar and is available in polished finish with brushed satin finish available to order making this radiator durable and hygienic and it is covered by a 25year guarantee. The STEYNING towel rails are manufactured in 100% stainless steel and are available in brushed satin or polished finish making these towel rails durable and hygienic. They also come with a 25 year guarantee. JIS EUROPE, one of the leading suppliers of modern styled towel rails, point out that steel does not corrode, chip, flake or bubble. It is durable, easy to clean, totally hygienic and it retains a high quality appearance throughout a long life. JIS also claim that their stainless steel towel rails transmit up to 30% more heat than plated appliances and point to the ecological advantages of stainless steel in that it is produced from a minimum of 90% recycled metal, manufactured environmentally and is itself 100% recyclable. ENQUIRY-Card 521

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Optimizing the indoor environment - in print Probably best known for its comprehensive selection of underfloor heating systems, Timóleon has published a 130 page A4 handbook explaining the full extent of its capabilities in respect of controlling the indoor environment.

In fact Chapter 1 of the guide is headed TIE and offers an overview of the different though fully compatible technologies on offer; all able to ensure installations achieve optimum performance and environmental impact, as well as value for the customer. The other sections encompass Timóleon 's Hydroniks range of underfloor heating options for newbuild and refurbishment applications; ground and air source heat pumps; ventilation; and solar hot water as well as controls - followed by a round-up of the manufacturer's support services which include design, specification and site guidance. The most significant recent addition to the Timóleon portfolio came when the company was appointed as the sole UK distributor for the well-respected German heat pump manufacturer, Alpha-InnoTec. The combination of high coefficients of performance (COP) and the availability of Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments from the Government make heat pumps a good investment for both commercial and domestic applications, with the Alpha-InnoTec models covering the full spectrum of demand. Such is the scope of the narrative in the guide that it could serve as an introduction to

Gaia’s wet underfloor ScreedBoard® Flooring heating system Wins Prestigous Award Wet (hydronic) underfloor heating systems are popular when compared to radiators and other heating systems as they provide lower running costs. Gaia’s systems are designed for simple, energy-efficient and economic installations in commercial or domestic properties and are backed by a full design service to ensure the required performance is achieved. Wet underfloor heating (UFH) systems circulate hot water through a series of continuous pipe loops, generally fed from gas boilers, although they are particularly suited to use with heat pumps. UFH gives an even temperature across the floor and a comfortable radiant heat within the room. Importantly UFH is ‘invisible’, freeing up space so design decisions and furniture layouts are not compromised.

Highly regarded for its outstanding sound and under floor heating performance, ScreedBoard took home the winners trophy at the Housebuilder Product Awards 2014. Recognised in the “Best Internal/Interior Product” category ScreedBoard features a wealth of benefits to developers and property owners. 9000m2 of ScreedBoard has recently been installed in the student accommodation development at Oxford University and in 169 new homes at the award winning Merton housing scheme in Brenley Park, Mitcham. As a dry screed, interlocking (no screws) floor board, installation times are considerably reduced, allowing developments to be completed more quickly and efficiently. Optimum living conditions for occupants are delivered via the boards excellent noise reduction and underfloor heating properties. ENQUIRY-Card 108 ENQUIRY-Card 109

heating and renewable technologies for, say, self-builders: with, for example, the section on ground source heat pumps even illustrating typical arrangements for borehole and shallow ground arrays to harvest the Earth’s warmth. There is guidance on the sizing, specification and effective use of heat pumps within different property types: wherein the underfloor heating systems normally offer the most efficient means of delivery in terms of their temperature profile. Then in Chapter 3 Timóleon explains how heat recovery units can reduce primary heating loads by 15 per cent while also ridding the air of irritants and other micro-particulates. Tables offer dimensions and performance data such as extract rates for the different types of unit, which include models suitable for PassivHaus projects. Chapter 4 offers am insightful explanation of how to get the best from a solar thermal hot water system which can include panels, storage cylinder and all ancillaries from Timóleon; while the final product overview addresses Aura – the company’s stylish and versatile whole-house monitoring and control unit.

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Polypipe adds to its range of underfloor heating products

Cutting installation time by up to 70%, boasting an extremely low assembly height (5.5mm) and providing one unique underfloor heating system all available from a market leading innovative manufacturer - Schlüter®DITRA-HEAT-E has arrived! Schlüter-Systems has developed a unique electrical underfloor heating system that eradicates sticky situations, measuring mistakes and self levelling and primer layers. Leaving other conventional systems out in the cold, Schlüter®-DITRA-HEAT-E is the perfect all-in-one integrated solution for use under tiles and natural stone flooring. Ideal for refurbishment and renovation projects thanks to its uncoupling and crack-bridging properties, Schlüter®DITRA-HEAT-E is unlike anything else available due to its loose heating cables which are fixed down to the uncoupling.

Polypipe Plumbing & Heating has increased its range of underfloor heating products and accessories with the launch of Overlay Lite 15, Fit From Below Spreader Plates for suspended floors and a new Staple System for solid floors. As experts in professional plumbing and heating products and accessories, the latest products have been added to the Polypipe range in order to provide increased installer choice and a superior solution for every application. As an extension of the Overlay underfloor heating range, Overlay Lite 15 gives installers a new system specifically for 15mm pipes. In addition to offering the same great features as Overlay Lite the new system is 22mm in depth, allows pipe to be laid at 200mm centres and can be used as an over-floor option or low profile floating floor solution. This new solution means that the product is ideal for large areas or whole house systems. ENQUIRY-Card 110 ENQUIRY-Card 111

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Easy Heat gives house builders an easy route to Underfloor Heating REHAU Easy Heat is the new domestic underfloor heating solution from REHAU designed specifically for house builders, providing a simple and cost effective way for them to incorporate the highly desirable feature into their new build properties. REHAU Easy Heat is the only many of today’s home buyers However, REHAU says that its system on the market that can are looking for. It is also high launch of REHAU Easy Heat offer the comfort of underfloor on the list of many buyers’ brings the option of underfloor heating without using a check lists offering high levels heating firmly into the manifold. With no requirement of comfort combined with low mainstream sector of the for radiators, underfloor heating running costs. Up until now market with an installation opens up exciting possibilities though, it has often been solution which is as quick and for house builders in terms of considered too costly and simple as installing radiators. providing the open plan living complex to install in all but Thanks to the new REHAU Easy Control, by using a and flexible layouts which so high end properties.

conventional boiler and with no requirement for a separate manifold, the new REHAU Easy Panel system offers a groundbreaking combination of a structural floor solution for industry standard 600mm joist spacing and energy efficient underfloor heating for the whole home. Connections are as simple as fitting radiators in both the ground floor and upper floors, and REHAU estimates that the process takes a similar length of time. Once installed, REHAU Easy Heat provides one simple and familiar style thermostat in each room giving home owners complete flexibility and control over their heating and potentially allowing them to

save up to 10% on running costs compared with conventional radiators. There are no limits on the choice of floor covering either – with carpet, stone, vinyl or laminate all viable options for buyers. With more than 25 years’ experience in underfloor heating in the UK, REHAU offers house builders the reassurance of proven technology with German engineering and quality, combined with UK market knowledge and a comprehensive range of customer support services. ENQUIRY-Card 527


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UFH gets the Smart Treatment Underfloor heating (UFH) is suitable for all forms of construction and can be incorporated into any type of floor structure. Compared with other forms of heating i.e. radiators, UFH offers a costeffective solution in terms of initial purchase price and on-going running costs. UFH also effectively future-proofs any construction as its inherent efficiency makes it far easier to meet the increasingly stringent regulations governing energy usage. This is led by legislation including Part L of the Building Regulations requirement for new dwellings to generate 6 per cent less CO2 across the build mix. Choosing the right system to suit your project and the occupier’s lifestyle

requirements is vital. In this regard Warmup offers three solutions: electric, hydronic and hybrid, a mixture of both. For example, electric upstairs in bathrooms and bedrooms and hydronic downstairs. Builders and property developers determined to invest in the best and most energy efficient heating products therefore need look no further than Warmup UFH products to achieve low

carbon targets whilst keeping energy costs down, supported by the best warranties and guarantees. While the benefits of UFH are being increasingly recognised, the need to control these systems in a far more flexible manner has also grown. In a homeowner study carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in October 2013, the ability to remotely turn on heating before returning home was cited as one of the key expectations from heating controls. Furthermore, the ability to set temperatures at different times in a number of rooms, all from one central control also scored very highly. To meet this growing demand Warmup has launched its latest generation ‘smart’ thermostat – the 4iE. Sophisticated yet simple to use and install the 4iE provides builders the opportunity to bring energy saving technology to their UFH installations quickly, easily and without complications.

Once installed the Warmup 4iE can be controlled from its touchscreen, or through smartphones, laptops and tablets via the MyWarmup web portal. Set up is very simple, and there is a choice of rapid pre-set programmes or an intuitive menu which can create personal, bespoke programmes for the user. Alternatively, the smart thermostat’s self-learning capability allows the Warmup 4iE to program itself! The Warmup 4iE will turn the heating on at the right time so it is at the right temperature when the household wakes up – even allowing for the weather too. And here’s the really clever bit: a Warmup 4iE thermostat also acts like a personal energy adviser; and unlike some other brands – completely independently of any utility company. Based on Warmup’s research results on test houses throughout Europe and the UK, the Warmup 4iE will advise homeowners on the best way to change their heating usage: so consuming less energy while maintaining their preferred levels of comfort. ENQUIRY-Card 532

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Smart heat pump solutions from Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe Specifying, commissioning and installing air source heat pumps can be a challenge but Hitachi’s range of innovative air-to-air heat pumps and helpful online tools aim to make the process that much easier for installers.

Community School in Norfolk Panasonic delivers energy benefits from duo of Hamworthy efficiency in Warwickshire Fairstead Community School in Kings Lynn, Norfolk had been operating their heating and hot water systems through a mix of mains gas and oil. With the equipment coming to the end of its expected life, Norfolk County Council saw this as an opportunity to look for a more energy efficient solution that would satisfy the school’s heating demand as well as bring down its carbon footprint. NPS Property Consultants worked with Hamworthy Heating and their agent, Mike Crouch, to design a tailored renewable solution for the community school with over 320 pupils. The chosen scheme combined solar thermal and a biomass boiler to offer an ecologically efficient heating and hot water system. The school was able to part fund the project through the Carbon Emission Reduction Fund from Norfolk County Council. Eyre Building Services installed the equipment which included a Hamworthy Herz Firematic 199kW biomass boiler operating on wood pellets to provide the heating for the school. ENQUIRY-Card 112

Many homeowners are looking at ways to utilise renewable energy to power and heat their homes, be it a heat pump or solar panels. Panasonic has recently been involved in a unique residential property where both solutions have been installed and are working together to provide maximum energy savings. Originally a four-bedroom residential property situated in a village in Warwickshire, the homeowners invested the help of Nexus Building Solutions for a complete refurbishment and extra twobedroom extension. The family were looking for a heating solution that would not only fit in well with the existing oil burner and radiators, but also provide reliable and superb-quality performance. Specifying 4kW Panasonic 250W HIC panels to accompany Panasonic’s T-CAP Monobloc Aquarea heat pump, PRO Partner Premium Installers of the month, Nexus Building Solutions has helped the property to benefit from extremely energy-efficient and cost-effective underfloor heating. ENQUIRY-Card 113

Download the Hi-ToolKit for Home software to help with product selection and specification of the most economical domestic heating solution for your customer in just a few clicks. It will even generate a bespoke report that can be personalised with your contact details and logo - and the software is completely FREE for building and heating trade professionals. Hitachi has also developed a standalone heating product website which gives a clear overview of the range of heat pump products available with sections targeted at homeowners and installers. Joining the award-winning monobloc Yutaki-M, Yutampo water heater and Yutaki-S split system, is the Yutaki-S80 high temperature heat pump which generates domestic hot water up to 80oC; the hottest water temperature on the domestic heating market using renewable energy. Yutaki-S80 has two compressors working in Smart Cascade with two

refrigerant cycles. The second refrigerant cycle is only operated as a booster, when very high water temperature is required, which maximises its seasonal efficiency – and energy savings. The indoor unit is a standard 600mm wide allowing seamless integration into kitchens and utility rooms, with an optional 195 or 260-litre DHW tank. A wireless remote controller includes a helpful LCD graphic display, one-touch holiday mode button, weekly timer and frost protection as standard. And should an error code arise, diagnosing faults is quick and simple wherever you are with Hitachi’s alarm codes app for iPhone and Android. For more details on Hitachi’s impressive heating product range, visit or contact Hitachi Direct Sales on 01628 585 394.

Strong Energy Pumps up the heat

Danfoss launches innovative new heat pump

Strong Energy is proud to announce that it is now the exclusive UK and Ireland distributer for Waterkotte GmbH high performance heat pumps, adding a new dimension to its portfolio of renewable energy technologies. This latest move will make state of the art German engineering available to homes and businesses up and down the country, supported by the technical expertise and national coverage of the well established Strong Energy Registered Installer Network. Heat pumps provide some of the simplest and most effective ways of creating clean energy. Waterkotte is recognised as a true pioneer in the field, starting with the work of its founder, Klemens Waterkotte, who developed the very first heat pump technology in 1969. Now with over 40 years experience embodied in the research and development of their range of innovative heat pump systems and solutions. ENQUIRY-Card 114 ENQUIRY-Card 534

As part of its commitment to providing highly efficient, sustainable energy solutions, Danfoss has released a new high capacity ground source heat pump designed for the large domestic property or a simple heating and hot water light commercial application. The latest addition to the DHP-S range, DHP-S Eco has many innovative features to make it work even more efficiently. The heat pump’s peak performance is the result of a newly developed refrigeration circuit, coupled with a new compressor, new refrigerant and the latest generation heat exchanger. Other factors contributing to its high performance are an in-built hot gas exchanger and a new electronic expansion valve. Lars Finne, design manager in R&D at Danfoss said: “The new type of refrigerant and a dedicated scroll compressor has boosted performance to a level that exceeds our expectations.” ENQUIRY-Card 115

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27 Renewable Energy . View our publication online at . September 2014 .

Solar Slate is changing the face of Solar Photovoltaics Solar Slate’s Planning friendly Roof Slate matches natural slate whilst giving unobtrusive free Solar PV Electricity and 20 Years Government Feed-in-Tariff earnings. Our planning-friendly range of technologies provide solar power from a traditional slate roof with: • No planning headaches • No complaints from the neighbours • No unsightly solar panels • Helping you achieve Code 4,5 or 6 standard build For the first time, it’s possible to take advantage of solar power without compromise. Unhook from the fossilfuelled lifestyle and make a real reduction in your carbon footprint. As a technology, ours is unlike anything else that’s available, truly taking the concept of a solar slate to a new dimension. Even homes in historic or conservation areas can now tap into an

endless supply of free, clean energy, with the added long-term financial benefit of guaranteed payments from the government’s Feed-In Tariffs.

• Free electricity at the property • Earning from the Government feed in Tariff • Protect our heritage

British-designed and Europeanmanufactured, all of our products are backed with a wealth of experience and a wide install base. very project is a journey so we support our customers every step of the way, from supply and design through to installation and warranty. Start your journey today and allow:

Solar Slate Traditional product is designed to match standard 20” x 10” ‘Countess’ slate and provides a close colour match to many types of historically relevant natural slates including Welsh blue-grey. Now alongside it, the Solar Slate Multi offers the superior aesthetic that the Solar Slate Traditional boasts but in a larger format.

• Green energy to be generated at the property • No hard visual impact • Energy cost protection long term

The larger format has reduced costs, allows faster and simpler installation giving all round better value. The panel is manufactured to match standard 24”

x 12” ‘Duchess’ slates and is effectively 4 slates in a single panel. Solar Slate is ideal for use in in conservation areas, on historical buildings, new builds, sites where standard solar panels are not an option, renovation projects and has an unrivalled track record in gaining planning approval. These projects, being grade II listed buildings in conservation areas and areas of outstanding natural beauty, challenged Planners. Standard solar panels were refused by the LPA so samples of Solar Slate were submitted by the homeowners, which gained approval. We have a permanent display at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon which you can visit at any time for free and we will be at a number of shows this summer including the Yorkshire Show in July and others to follow. For more information: please visit email, or call us on 01454 627841. ENQUIRY-Card 535

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28 Heating Controls & Ventilation . .

Altecnic HIU prepayment compatibility simplifies installation and cuts cost Altecnic, the UK’s leading supplier and manufacturer of quality plumbing equipment, is cutting the cost and simplifying the installation of pre-pay HIU systems with its prepayment compatible HIU. Designed to save time and money, Altecnic has upgraded the HIU firmware and added a connection on the HIU’s integral controller to allow for direct wiring, or via an optional module, to third party

prepayment systems. In operation, isolation of the primary system is now achieved by the already existing, HIU integral electronic control valves. This means that the motorised valves, normally installed externally to the HIU are no longer required. Designed with installers in mind, the integration is offering multiple benefits. Installation costs are reduced by upwards of £95 as the external motorised valve does not have to be specified and installed and it is easier to fit with fewer joints and potential leak paths. Building on its

market-leading compact and stylish design, the HIU takes up less space within an apartment and can be installed in a smaller area, the wiring has also been simplified and it is now possible for all cabling to be out of site. As well as being easy to install and commission, Altecnic’s HIU prepayment system also offers significant benefits to landlords. Designed to provide increased tamper-proof protection, the prepayment valves are installed within the HIU behind a lockable and insulated cover, therefore giving tenants no opportunity to access the system which could affect the accuracy of their credit reading. In operation, if the system is in credit, the HIU control valves function as normal, ensuring stable hot water temperatures and controlling the apartments heating. However, if the system runs out of credit, or the landlord wants to turn off an apartments heating and domestic hot water, the control valves close and the heating and hot water services are isolated. As soon as credit is restored, the valves automatically return to their

normal controlfunction. Altecnic’s national specification manager, Neil Parry, commented: “The Altecnic electronic HIU has won multiple awards, but rather than resting on our laurels, the pre-pay HIU system demonstrates our ongoing commitment todeveloping products to meet market demand. This prepayment integration will have real costsaving benefits both at the initial installation phase and in the general running of the building. Local authorities, housing associations, landlords and tenants get a neater, more

attractive, lower cost installation that takes up less space and removes unsightly cabling.” All Altecnic SATK20 and SATK30 HIU’s now have this functionality built in as standard. The prepayment system and the HIU can be installed at the sametime or prepayment can be easily retrofitted at any time in the future. All this without costly plumbing modifications to each apartment. ENQUIRY-Card 536

New heating controls from SALUS TRVs take on a great new look FOR A iCONstant PEACE OF MIND Vortice HRUs at Gleneagles The TRV product range is constantly Airflow Developments Ltd has Railway Station offer three-way configuration SALUS continues to blaze a trail in heating controls innovation with the introduction of a new programmable RF thermostat - xT500 - that offers homeowners and installers the ultimate in flexibility and control with a choice of three-way configuration. Comprising the xT500 thermostat and the iTG500 receiver for RF operation, this latest system may be upgraded to provide additional timed hot water control. Alternatively, it may be upgraded to a two-zone heating system thermostat with the addition of the iT300 remote sensor. Whichever choice of configuration, the xT500 features a touch sensitive master control unit that can be positioned anywhere in the home, both table top or wall mounted, to sense the room temperature. This connects via Radio Frequency (RF) to the xT500 thermostat unit and the gateway, which provides internet capability. ENQUIRY-Card 117

evolving to achieve improved efficiencies and a new standard of aesthetics to satisfy today’s image conscious consumer. The new Terrier Décor range from Pegler Yorkshire, for example, has been specifically introduced to provide homeowners with a wider choice of design-focused TRVs that save on energy and look the part aesthetically. As TRVs are clearly visible on radiators, the way they look is obviously important to many interior designers and consumers. Results of research undertaken by Pegler Yorkshire showed that some homeowners were missing out on energy savings because they were opting for manual valves which met their design aspirations ahead of saving money. With the launch of the new Dècor range from Pegler Yorkshire homeowners can have the best of both worlds – great looks and excellent energy efficiency. ENQUIRY-Card 118

launched the intelligent new iCONstant, dMEV continuous running axial fan, for new build and refurbishment projects. Designed for use in all domestic wetrooms, the iCONstant is exceptionally quiet and operates using a low energy motor so its yearly running cost should never exceed £1.50, if operated under normal conditions. iCONstant has been developed to consume minimal energy by using a highly efficient DC motor. With a trickle flow rate from 6l/sec and a boost flow rate up to 27l/sec, the fan complies with the Continuous extract ventilation rates of Part F of the Building Regulations. In addition, the iCONstant will be SAP Appendix Q eligible, which will be of particular interest to the growing newbuild market. The iCONstant’s intelligent humidity sensor offers the additional feature of being able to recognise a rapid increase in humidity and activates the boost speed before the pre-set value is reached so that preventative ventilation commences.

Vortice heat recovery units have been used for the refurbishment of the Gleneagles railway station in time for the 2014 Ryder Cup. The station, which was opened by the Scottish Central Railway on 14 March 1856 was originally called Crieff Junction and was renamed Gleneagles on 1 April 1912. The station was rebuilt and the junction remodelled by the Caledonian Railway in 1919 following their takeover of Scottish Central Railway. It was the Caledonian Railway which built the Gleneagles Hotel and this is now the scene of many a political summit and golf extravaganza, with the precursor to the Ryder Cup taking place there in 1921. The role of this lovely old railway station has been vital throughout. Vortice NRG heat recovery units were specified by Glasgow-based consultants SVM and will be installed by contractor Kentallen. ENQUIRY-Card 119 ENQUIRY-Card 120

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30 Fires & Stoves / Chimney & Flues . View our publication online at . September 2014 .

SCHIEDEL ABSOLUT XPert -1st Passivhaus certified Chimney System The UK’s largest manufacturer of Chimney Systems, Schiedel Chimney Systems Ltd., has just launched the ABSOLUT XPert Chimney System with an Integrated Insulated Combustion Air Shaft. Designed for the new generation of airtight homes, Schiedel Absolut XPert is the first Passivhaus certified chimney system worldwide. Air tightness is built into the system. Suitable for use on all fuel types, with its GW3 rated ceramic profiled liner, Absolut XPert offers condensate resistance even after a soot fire. Modern heating technologies place enormous demands on a chimney system. On the one hand, low flue gas temperatures from energy efficient appliances including Gas, Oil and Pellets lead to condensate forming within the

Schiedel Absolut XPert represents a comprehensive solution to the 4 main challenges raised by modern heating technology combined with the latest energy efficient building techniques.

• Challenge 2 - Heat transmission to the outside of the building via the chimney block. The top and bottom of the chimney are the two most sensitive areas, when it comes to heat transmission between the warm interior of the house and the cold exterior. The Absolut XPert system has specifically designed thermal insulation blocks to prevent this heat transmission.

• Challenge 1 - Condensation forming on the chimney block. If external temperatures are very cold, then moisture from the surrounding air can turn to condensation on the surface of the block, leading to damp spots, mould and a possible risk to health ensues. The Absolut XPert system employs a core of foam concrete as insulation in the blocks that form the shaft, ensuring that block surface temperatures remain above the critical dew point.

• Challenge 3 - The supply of air to the appliance in an air tight house. The modern house is efficiently sealed against drafts, which means that combustion air has to be brought directly to the appliance. The Absolut XPert system has an integrated insulated air shaft which supplies the appliance with the right amount of air it needs for combustion, drawn directly from above the roof, minimising problems due to prevailing winds.

chimney. On the other hand, Chimneys used on solid fuel applications must also be capable of withstanding a chimney fire.

For further details on SCHIEDEL ABSOLUT XPERT and all other complimentary products and services please visit: - or contact David Wright at Schiedel on 0191 416 1150.

Balanced flue gas fires

Keep warm this winter with the UK gas fire manufacturer, Spirit Fires, UK's most energy efficient stove Leading biomass solutions provider, has extended its range of Balanced Flue Gas Fires with the addition of the Venezia 3-Sided and Peninsular models. These modern gas fireplaces are room sealed and are designed to be built around allowing for a straightforward and cost effective installation. These glass fronted fireplaces have an energy efficiency rating of over 85% which means that the majority of the gas burned is returned to the room as heat. Gas is still the cheapest fuel to use, over 70% cheaper than burning wood or using electric. The Spirit Fires range includes many energy saving gas appliances, flueless gas fires, the chimney fires, balanced flue fires and power flue fires - there is an energy efficiency solution available for all properties.

Euroheat, is urging installers and endusers to consider the modern wood burning stove as a real contributor to fuel bill reduction this winter. With its newest range from HWAM boasting the most impressive energy efficiency credentials on the UK market, no more should the wood burner be viewed as a ‘rustic' way to heat a room. Comparable with a SEDBUK A rated boiler, HWAM's impressive claim to fame comes from the fact that its newest stoves include Lambda controls, which modulate air flow as wood's composition changes during combustion, and are more commonly found in a biomass boiler. This clever technology ensures wood burns at its optimum, helping customers get more out of their fuel. In an open plan, wellinsulated home, a stove such as this can make a real contribution to reducing heating bills, with contemporary styling and state-of-the-art technology that suit the most forward-thinking customer. ENQUIRY-Card 121 ENQUIRY-Card 122

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Charlton and Jenrick launches the next generation of gas fires

Paragon's new super-versatile P series gas fire portfolio, by Charlton & Jenrick, is expected to stimulate the replacement gas fire market by offering something different to the standard 16" inset. The new P4 is a modern 500mm wide fire that can be installed in the home in three different ways for optimum flexibility and choice. The large 22" glass fronted P4 fits most back panels and surrounds making it ideal for fireplace suite packages; it offers a substantial upgrade from a standard 16"/18" glass fronted fire for very little cost difference. This model redefines the rules of which fires can be used in a fireplace suite. The P4, when used in a suite, is free of an external trim frame and, as a result, can enhance and complement a multitude of traditional or modern fireplace designs. Having a trim-free, ‘neutral' appearance means that the fireplace designer can completely take over and present a package with their own creativity taking centre stage rather than being stuck with a standard fascia. ENQUIRY-Card 124 ENQUIRY-Card 123

With a choice of coloured trims and doors, the all-new i400F can be created with your environment in mind. Whilst sleek and sophisticated with its clean cut lines and space-saving integrated log store, Arada’s exciting new I400F provides the real wow factor with its choice of colour combinations to suit any home décor. The ultimate modern heating companion, this contemporary stove is super-efficient with its convector jacket for increased heat distribution, getting more from your fuel. Complete with large viewing glass, simple air controls and Arada’s preheated airwash system for sparkling clean glass, the i400F is a stylish musthave for any home. Starting from just £1,169 (including VAT) this competitively-priced, British-built beauty comes with our industry leading lifetime guarantee and is even awaiting DEFRA approval so will soon be suitable for the UK’s Smoke Control Areas.

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32 Fires & Stoves .

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BRING YOUR BUILD INTO THE LIGHT WITH THE ECLIPSE Gazcoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest high-efficiency gas fire combines a beautiful design with cutting-edge technology

Your new build is a blank canvas, a canvas that can be brought to life by the simple addition of a warming fire. Choosing your perfect appliance, however, is no mean feat. Alongside the significant factor of style, there are many points to contemplate efficiency, ease of use and economy are all major considerations for the discerning home owner. With a variety of fuel types, flues and styles available, finding the best fire for your home can seem unachievable. Enter the Gazco Eclipse 100. This contemporary gas fire combines state-ofthe art features, beautiful design and cutting-edge technology to create a fire fit to grace any home. In the past, gas fires have had a reputation for being inefficient and expensive, with much of the heat being lost. However, modern glassfronted gas fires frequently have efficiencies of over 80%, and the Eclipse 100 is no different, with an incredible 85% efficiency. This high efficiency helps make the Eclipse 100 an economical choice, particularly as gas costs less per kWh than heating oil, electricity, and, in many cases, wood. Installing an Eclipse 100 into your build could not be easier; as the Eclipse is a balanced flue model you do not need a chimney. A balanced flue completely seals the appliance from the room in which it is installed, meaning no draughts and increased heating efficiency. However, if you have a conventional flue in your home, a renovation kit is available to allow you to install and enjoy the Eclipse. In order to find out the size of appliance you need, you should measure your room. As a rough guide, you should need 1kW heat output for every 14 cubic metres of space to achieve a room temperature of 21 degrees. With an impressive heat output of up to 9.35kW, the Eclipse 100 is able to heat larger living spaces with ease. Yet this incredible heat output is easily altered to meet your needs. The Eclipse

100 incorporates an advanced dualburner system, allowing you to choose between the use of one or two burners to create your perfect ambiance. Operated using a Programmable Thermostatic Remote which controls everything from ignition to extinguish, the Eclipse 100 can even be set to allow the fire to maintain a specific room temperature, or programmed to turn on at specific times, making for a fantastic warm welcome home. All of this innovative technology does not result in a compromise on style however. The Eclipse 100 is offered with three sophisticated frame designs, as well as a frameless Edge model that creates a breathtaking hole-in-the-wall focal point for your room. Two of the frames, the Expression and the Verve XS are offered in four different colour finishes, whilst the Icon XS frame provides a sleek, black glass surface to make a stunning style statement. Inside, the Eclipse 100 has a choice of two luxury linings, classic Black Reeded or a lighter, natural Ledgestone effect. These linings are the perfect complement to the Eclipseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s realistic, hand-painted log effect fuel bed complete with glowing embers. A contemporary gas fire can be the ideal appliance for modern lifestyles as they are easy to use and highly efficient. The Eclipse 100 is a British designed, engineered and manufactured gas fire that has the designer features necessary to form a stunning centrepiece in your home. For more information on the Eclipse visit or you can contact Camille Harman: 01392 268380 ENQUIRY-Card 542

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Trade professionals choose Victoria Plumb for their bathroom projects? Victoria Plumb is the UK’s leading online bathroom retailer. With a wide range of quality, designer bathroom products all at incredibly low prices, we’re committed to delivering you the best possible mix of products and service for all your bathroom projects.

Open a Victoria Plumb Trade Account and we’ll help you save both money and time for your business, with a range of benefits including: • 10% off every order – on top of exclusive deals and special trade-only promotions! • £10 off next day delivery – order before 2pm for one of the

most reliable services in the bathroom business. • Cashback referral scheme – recommend us to your customers and get 10% cashback on the value of their first order! • A dedicated Account Manager offering you personal, hasslefree service. Not only this, we also offer a Lowest Price Guarantee. If you can find an equivalent product

IDS polished stainless steel Tuscan sink already a hit with retailers

at a lower price, we’ll match it! Plus, if you’re working onsite or on the move, you’ll find our mobile website is easy to use and amongst the best in the business! Did you know we also supply tiles? As an exclusive offer to you, if you can supply us with a competitor’s quote on comparable tiles, we guarantee to beat it by 10%!

Responding to market demand for design, value and ex-stock availability, the recently-launched Tuscan sink range from IDS offers a focussed selection of popular styles including the bread and butter favourite 1.5 bowl Premium stainless steel inset, TS14 (pictured). It can be delivered in 24/48 hours from order, from any of IDS’s 12 branches nationwide or collected at the trade counter.

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The sink features large, deep bowls and elegant, recessed drainers. The main bowl will comfortably hold up to 24 litres of water and the half bowl, 6 litres. The sink’s cutout measures 960 x 490mm. The one and a half bowl sink fits into a 600mm base unit and is ideal for use with any worktop. High on looks and low on maintenance, the polished stainless steel Tuscan sink is easy to maintain and clean, retaining its stylish appearance and providing a hygienic and durable surface, with the added assurance of a five year guarantee. The polished stainless steel design is just one of the new range of 30 Tuscan sinks, offering best-selling styles, a spectrum of popular materials and a choice of price points. Available in undermount and inset styles, Tuscan sinks answer market demand for design versatility, with a choice of single, one and a half and double bowl options. In addition to stainless steel in polished and brushed finishes, ceramic and granite composite are also available. IDS is a major distributor of worktop brands in laminate, solid surfacing, quartz and solid wood and the Tuscan sink range perfectly complements the company’s worktop portfolio. All products are available ex-stock for 24/48 hour delivery from IDS’s 12 branches nationwide. For more information, please contact IDS on t: 08457 298 298, or web: ENQUIRY-Card 545

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RAK launches New Urban Tile Collection

RAK Ceramics new Urban Tile Collection provides a wide range of stunning contemporary designs, with a raft of practical benefits. Available throughout five collections – Cementina, Strata, Surface, Verona and Hemlock – the stunning porcelain finishes are offered in a variety of formats and colour tones to suit both domestic and commercial applications.

New Cementina has an edgy, dusty look – akin to concrete – and is available in on-trend grey and beige. Tiles measure 60x60cm and are suitable for installation on walls and floors, both indoors and outside. In contrast, Strata has a semigloss finish (known as Lapatto) that creates a stunning rockeffect. The tiles are offered in three colour tones – beige, light grey and charcoal – and a

variety of rectangular formats, also designed for wall and floor applications. The large format 1200x300 is especially good for floors in conservatories and offices. The new Surface range includes both matt and lapatto finishes, in ten mottled stone-effects from crisp off-white and sandy tones, through grey and earth shades, to dramatic ‘Night.’ Meanwhile, Verona includes

The NEW Sanicubic XL from Saniflo The new Sanicubic XL, from Saniflo, has a large 120 litre tank capacity and can take waste water from multiple appliances at any one time in situations where traditional drainage doesn’t allow, is too difficult to access or too expensive to install. Based on the proven Sanicubic range installed in domestic, commercial, retail and industrial premises throughout the UK, the XL is the first pump in the Saniflo range to use Vortex technology whereby the waste is broken down as it passes through the pump chamber rather than by cutter blades. The waste then passes through discharge pipework of either 80mm or 100mm width and can be pumped along a distance of 100m and up 10m. The vortex principle of this product helps to eliminate the danger of clogging. The Sanicubic XL also has two easy access hatches in the top of the unit to assist with maintenance and servicing.

Inta helps plumbers gen-up on Part G Leading anti-scald bathroom product manufacturer, Inta, has launched a new e-learning package after it was revealed that a staggering two thirds of plumbers and installers do not know what the Part G building regulations entail. As a result of a recent survey carried out by the company, Inta has created a bespoke training module that enables plumbers and installers to brush up on their knowledge of the legislation and safety benefits of thermostatic mixing valves (TMVs). Free and interactive, the online resource not only helps to identify the legal requirements, but also the products that would be best suited to a range of bathroom scenarios. The new e-learning platform joins the family of anti-scald training material that Inta provides to colleges, plumbers and installers, and takes around 30 minutes to complete. There are questions at the beginning and end of the course to test progress and it can be accessed online at any time, providing plumbers with a useful tool to refer back to, should they need it. ENQUIRY-Card 125 ENQUIRY-Card 126

more rustic designs, which create an authentic stoneeffect. Available in desertinspired White and slate-like Anthracite, tiles measure 30x60cm and feature a glazed surface finish. The fifth new range, Hemlock is a stunning wood-effect tile available in three authentic timber shades – Carbon, Teak and Maple. All options have a tactile matt finish and are suitable for internal and external floor installation. Throughout the new cost effective ranges, each distinct urban-look is achieved using the latest in digital printing technology. Precise colour variation and image pixels create a pristine ‘real’ finish with numerous practical benefits, including resistance to water, stains, abrasion impact and fire.   The new tile collections are also designed to complement RAK’s new Resort bathroom range, which spans

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from sanitary ware and basins, to storage and high-tech mirrors. The strongest message about RAK Ceramics products is that we believe we offer the best value for money available in the market. For more information, please contact RAK Ceramics on tel. 01730 237850, email, or visit ENQUIRY-Card 547

Dallmer floor drains prove their fitness

The new Sanishower Flat from the experts at Saniflo is a pumping solution for low-level shower trays of 80mm and over. It is capable of pumping a standard electric or gravity mixer shower and the two inlets mean a washbasin can be added too. The Sanishower Flat allows you to install a shower anywhere a water supply can reach, even when there is no gravity drainage available. This means the installation of showers in awkward basement areas has never been easier. It can pump wastewater up to 3m vertically and 20m horizontally. Sanishower Flat is a two part kit with the Sanishower pump plus gully and waste, which can be installed next to or underneath a shower tray with access for easy maintenance. To find out more about the range of Saniflo solutions for bathrooms of all shapes and sizes please visit

Dallmer has supplied its stylish CeraLine shower channels for a chain of popular private fitness clubs stretching from the capital to the Midlands: being specified for their high discharge rates and excellent installation characteristics as well as their attractive appearance: proving their all-round fitness for purpose. The easyGym operates 10 venues created by the group, which had previously spread its wings from airline flights to budget hotels. The Fulham gym, with five female and five male shower cubicles, is one of the latest venues to be refurbished. Dallmer was able to supply the CeraLine W2000 units so that they could be finished on site. This latest contract was carried out by main contractor, Lovebuild. Work was completed on schedule, in June, with the design of the rugged, stainless steel and polypropylene drainage channels. ENQUIRY-Card 127 ENQUIRY-Card 128

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Geopanel, ideal solution for hotel refurbishment

St James Hotel in central Nottingham has recently undergone a dramatic facelift and now features Freefoam Geopanel panelling in each bathroom. Owner Peter Johal has spent the last 12 months overseeing an extensive redecoration and wetrooms





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modernising and whilst the existing tiles and plumbing configuration were satisfactory the fittings and bath panels needed replacing. The Geopanel 5mm panels in Pastel Grey and Black Marble were the ideal solution for the bath panels, creating a sleek, coordinating




refurbishment programme of the 87 bedroom hotel creating a contemporary, modern space right in the heart of the city. With such a large project cost effective measures were essential to ensure the refurbishment stayed on budget. Each bathroom needed

look with the added benefit of allowing easy access to pipework to quickly and simply fix any plumbing issues. Peter explained “We’ve refurbished the hotel to appeal to todays discerning visitor, with all the modern facilities and details that customers want. I was keen to source local suppliers so when our local Freefoam stockist Twinfast introduced me to the product I could immediately see the benefits of the Geopanel PVC panelling system over more traditional tiling. In total we’ve probably used 100 panels and are very pleased with the results. Geopanel has given us a cost effective way of refurbishing tired outdated bathrooms, bringing them up to date with an easy to clean

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Magical Bathroom Makeovers Reflect ‘Improve Not Move’ Trend Kitchen and bathroom makeovers brand Granite Transformations confirms that the ‘improve not move’ boom continues, with record numbers of householders opting to upgrade where they live, rather than up sticks and move house. According to the latest Lloyds Bank research, over 14 million people have undertaken major work on their property or plan to do so within the next year, to improve or add value to their homes. New kitchens (40%) and bathrooms (30%) are high on the list of priorities for home owners looking to improve, according to the research. Typical of this ‘improve not move’ makeover boom is Granite Transformations client Susan Williams of Chestfield, in the Canterbury district of Kent. Mindful of record lower interest rates, she took the view that the family’s savings were best invested in upgrading three bathrooms and a downstairs cloakroom, with a view to increasing the value of her 4-bedroom detached property. Granite Transformations took care of the total makeovers, installing its own luxurious, non-porous agglomerate finishes and Trend authentic Italian glass mosaic, while Ripples supplied top quality bathroom fittings. The resulting transformations are outstanding, the

Preferred supplier to Wainhomes Global designer and manufacturer of premium showers and tapware, Methven UK, has become the preferred supplier of bathroom brassware and showering solutions to housebuilder, Wainhomes. Wainhomes, which has developments across the north and south west of England, was looking to upgrade the specification of its new build bathrooms and installed basin and bath taps from Deva by Methven’s Insignia range of brassware. Following a successful trial, Insignia has now become the standard specification for all Wainhomes’ future sites. As part of Wainhomes’ commitment to accessibility and the Code for Sustainable Homes, the company also conducted a trial of Methven’s Maku ‘cool to touch’ thermostatic bar shower. Methven’s most affordable Satinjet shower to date, Maku includes a safety temperature hot stop at 38° with an override button for those who want a warmer shower and an eco flow control for reduced water consumption. ENQUIRY-Card 129

formerly staid décor being elevated into upscale layouts that would not look out of place in a boutique hotel. Epitomising this stylish new look is the master bedroom en-suite, where the shower cubicle, bath and his’n’hers basins were ripped out and the space converted into a virtual wetroom. Dark glass mosaic field tiles and white platinum accent pieces adorn the walkin shower, with Nero Corallo agglomerate flooring extending from the shower across the bathroom, to create a fully water-resistant finish. The same surface material is used to clad

Hansgrohe expands its Select range

the new vanity units, featuring twin undermounted, round porcelain basins, whilst a light grey matt agglomerate is applied to the en-suite walls, up to ceiling level. A fashionable, wall-hung WC pan, with concealed cistern and chrome flush plate, twin shower heads and single-lever basin mixers contribute to the ultra-modern effect. The main family bathroom retains the more conventional bath, basin and WC layout, but is totally upscaled with Trend Liberty Bronzite designer mosaic cladding both the bath panel and surround, for a sumptuous, shimmering

Hansgrohe introduces new additions to its Select range including the ShowerSelect thermostat with integrated shower support; ShowerSelect S concealed thermostats in a new round design, perfect for combining with round hand and overhead showers; and new ShowerSelect manual mixers to complement the existing thermostatic options and meet the widest range of installation needs. The innovative Select collection from Hansgrohe includes Raindance Select hand showers, overhead showers and showerpipes with ShowerSelect and ShowerTablet thermostatic bath/shower controls all with a simple push button 'select' operation. Intuitive and enjoyable to use for all ages, even with soapy hands, there are no complex electronics, just a reliable mechanical control.

Saint-Gobain PAM UK launches new range of cast iron shower drain kits Saint-Gobain PAM UK, part of international materials company SaintGobain, has launched a new range of complete cast iron shower drain kits, adding to its innovative range of VortX drainage products. Supplied boxed, each kit features a VortX shower drain body, bottle trap and stainless steel grating, which is available in a standard finish, or can be polished to order. The shower drain bodies are manufactured in cast iron and are grey epoxy coated. The shower gullies are available in 110mm OD vertical spigot and 60mm OD vertical and horizontal spigot options. The VortX bottle trap is removable and incorporates a twist lock fitting of dip tube and cup. Manufactured in ABS for high chemical resistance, the bottle trap features a fastening operation that is both simplified and robust. ENQUIRY-Card 130 ENQUIRY-Card 131

decorative treatment. Oversize 300mm x 600mm agglomerate tiles in Nero Maltese dress the floor, while virtually seamless matt cream agglomerate panels protect all the vertical surfaces. A wall-mounted wash basin with undermounted vanity unit, wall-hung pan with soft-close lid, a single-ended acrylic bath fitted with hand shower and slider rail, and a chrome heated towel radiator all harmonise with the décor. Perhaps the most modernistic design is reserved for the compact bathroom adjoining student son Charlie’s room. The effect is fashionably white and chrome, with White Star agglomerate flooring and wash basin countertop, matt white agglomerate walls, high gloss white sanitaryware and chrome fittings. But a visual highlight is introduced with iridescent Trend Shining 2cm x 2cm mosaic tiles adorning the shower walls, providing a fully water and bacteria resistant finish. All Granite Transformations showrooms are now Trend Approved stockists. For nearest location, visit the website at or call 0800 044 5393. ENQUIRY-Card 552

Multikwik frames are worth a King’s Ransom to developers Thomas Homes’ 310 Kings Road development in Reading involved the conversion of a six storey 1970s office block to provide 46 one- and twobedroom apartments. Smart, contemporary bathrooms with wallhung sanitaryware are one of the apartments’ key selling points and the clean lines of the bathrooms’ design have been achieved by using sanitary frames from Multikwik, complemented by Multikwik flush plates. Close to the town centre, the flats are aimed at the first-time buyer market and are designed in a sleek, contemporary style. Thomas Homes has undertaken several similar developments in the area, which have all been highly successful. In fact, despite still being under construction, all flats at 310 Kings Road have already been sold. Multikwik have supplied plumbing contractor Solar Geo with basin and toilet frames for all the flats. ENQUIRY-Card 132

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PAINS Gypsum plaster is commonplace amongst much of the UK’s ageing housing stock. However, it has the potential to cost homeowners and landlords thousands of pounds a year in damp and flood damage repair costs. Duncan Haywood, an expert in plaster from Tarmac Building Products, examines how a different approach to plaster choice can save thousands of pounds in property damage. Due to their hygroscopic nature, traditional gypsum plasters easily absorb and retain moisture from the surrounding atmosphere and substrate. They are also not vapour permeable, which makes them unsuitable for older properties, particularly those prone to flood risk.

In damp conditions gypsum is prone to complete failure which can be very costly to replace and involves hacking off the original plaster, treating the walls with an injected Damp Proof Course and waiting for the wall to dry. All of this can take a great

deal of time, meaning it can often be months before re-plastering can start. Gypsum plasters also offer almost no resistance to flood damage. Floodwater degrades gypsum plasters and causes delamination, with up to one metre above floor level being the worst affected area. My advice to landlords and homeowners is to use modern renovating plaster equipped with a waterproofing agent and salt inhibitor, as it is much more suited to older properties that are at risk of flooding. This type of plaster effectively

controls dampness passing through walls and provides a barrier against salt transfer. Being ‘breathable’ means that the plaster allows balanced moisture movement through the construction fabric and allows the substrate to dry naturally. In effect, renovating plaster is capable of withstanding recurring water ingress which can, in turn, reduce on-going repair costs, salting and mould growth. In addition, the proprietary solutions can drastically cut repair time as the specifically formulated binder causes the drying time to be faster than with gypsum-based plasters.

This enables earlier decoration and negates long waits for the wall to dry before the plastering can begin. In short, there are certain applications where gypsumbased plasters can be used to a good effect; however, it still has the potential to cause a whole host of problems for landlords and homeowners. Importantly, there are products out on the market which can resolve the problem and keep future repair and maintenance costs to a minimum.

For more information on renovating plasters, please visit Duncan Haywood, Tarmac Building Products

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New Fakro Flat Roof Windows combine style with energy efficiency New designs in flat roof windows have been long overdue. The FAKRO range has filled this gap in the market by providing sleek PVC window profiles which are ideal for use in any room or environment. Enhanced energy efficiency has been achieved through use of multi-chamber frames filled with polystyrene insulation which achieves a standard surpassing that of any other manufacturer. The quadruple-glazed DEF U8, for example, has an installed U-value of 0.76 W/m2K (EN1873) while the domed DEC U8 is even more impressive at 0.55 W/m2K. Type F standard roof windows have a 6mm toughened glass outer and a P2A anti-burglary laminated inner pane while Type C windows have a durable clear or opaque polycarbonate dome. Products have a white interior PVC surface and a glazing area up to 16%

larger than other manufacturers’ windows of the same size. Electrically operated windows have a built-in sensor that automatically activates the sash closing function when it rains. The servomotor is in the sash and fully protected to ensure trouble-free operation. Windows can be made in any size in order to replace old skylights in roofs up to 15°. They can be installed within an XRD upstand base to raise the window by 15cm - ideal for green roofs. Nonopening options are also available. ENQUIRY-Card 560

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Dallmer shows off its roof drainage products at the 2014 RCI Show Dallmer will be exhibiting at the RCI show in the RICOH Arena in Coventry on 29th and 30th October 2014 on stand I08A. Dallmer has been a world-leading specialist company on products for draining water from and around buildings for 100 years. Dallmer will be showing a range of its products including the RenovaDrain, ideal for retrofit. When re-roofing, a major problem encountered is often the removal of existing roof drains before installing new ones and connecting them inside the building to existing drainpipes. Dallmer’s Renova 63T Roof Drain is a product, which overcomes this problem completely and therefore reduces the overall cost of roof renovation dramatically. Dallmer staff will be on hand to offer a full sales and technical advice and could assist with any project on the stand or later at the company’s headquarters in Lavenham. ENQUIRY-Card 133

IKO PLC – stand A08

World innovators and UK market leaders in the design, manufacture and installation of high performance flat & pitched roofing systems and waterproofing solutions, IKO PLC will be profiling their extensive range at the RCI Show in October. The product range includes; reinforced bituminous membrane systems, mastic asphalt systems, hot melt systems, cold applied liquid systems, green roof systems, photovoltaic energy roofs, insulation materials and roofing accessories. IKO experts will be on hand to demonstrate IKO’s unbeatable range of products as well as to discuss their comprehensive and free technical support service for specifiers and building owners. IKO firmly believes that technical service forms the cornerstone of a partnership between manufacturer, installer, specifier and building owner.

Jet Cox Ltd. will be exhibiting at the RCI show in the RICOH Arena in Coventry on 29th and 30th October 2014 on stand G10. The company has been manufacturing roof lights since 1954 and will be showing a range of these on its stand including the Coxdome Trade Range, Circular, Pyramid, the 2000 Range, Glass roof lights, Pyramid, Trapezoid and many more. All products manufactured at Jet Cox are quality tested to the highest standards. With professional accreditations and ISO9001 -2008, all aspects of its manufacturing and operational process is stringently audited to ensure that the processes maintain consistency and the production constantly meets the requirements of its customers.

Cembrit showcases its product range at the RCI Show 2014 Stand E08 29th – 30th October 2014, Ricoh Arena, Coventry

To mark the occasion of the inaugural rci Show, roofing and cladding specialist, Cembrit is taking its extensive product range of fibre cement and natural slates, cladding, render/tile backer boards, weatherboards and accessories to the exhibition. Visitors to stand E08 will be able to view examples of the product and discover how each can be best used. Cembrit A/A+- rated fibre cement slates can contribute to achieving an environmentally outstanding building. The five variations (Jutland, Zeeland, Westerland, Moorland and Diamond) ENQUIRY-Card 134 permit roofing contractors to achieve a ENQUIRY-Card 135

natural slate appearance at a reduced cost. Cembrit will also be showcasing the new and improved texture on its Westerland and Zeeland slates. The new look will appeal particularly to those contractors looking for a pronounced texture with a man-made product. ENQUIRY-Card 136

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SterlingOSB - perfect as a roofing panel

Don’t miss the Kee Exhibitor at the RCI Show 2014

Sterling OSB (oriented strand board) is perfect for roofing projects. Increasingly, builders are substituting plywood for Sterling OSB; it's more cost-effective, environmentally-efficient and highly versatile with many variations depending on the application. Tough, consistent and great value, Sterling Roofdek (pictured) is a sanded, tongued and grooved board designed specifically for flat roof decking and pitched roof applications. The sanded surface enables excellent adhesion for glues, self-adhesive felts and bitumen and, with the T&G profile of the board preventing the boards moving, the felts will last longer. SterlingOSB is a multilayered timber product but one which is very different from plywood. Instead of being made from alternate sheets of veneer placed at 90 degrees to each other, it is made from layering strands of wood in specific orientations and then bonding the layers with a resin.

Kee Safety, a leading global supplier of tubular fittings and fall protection systems, will be exhibiting on stand E01 and demo stand 5 at the rci Show from 29th-30th October 2014. The rci Show is a brand-new event, showcasing the primary products and services currently available in the construction industry. Visitors to the inaugural two-day event at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry will be able to familiarise themselves with a range of working at height products from Kee Safety companies, Easi-Dec and Safesite. EASIDEC – Stand E01 and Demo Stand 5. EasiDec will be showcasing a range of safety products including Valley-Walk, Platform Ladder, Plasterer’s Mate and ladder accessories. Valley-Walk is a lightweight mobile walking frame designed to provide safe access for one or two people when working along valley gutters. ENQUIRY-Card 137 ENQUIRY-Card 138

New NDC 2015 Range New NDC Roof Overview Brochure Lantern Brochure ENQUIRY-Card 562

National Domelight Company has released its 2015 Product Range Overview. As well as information on its comprehensive range of both polycarbonate and glass rooflights, it also includes details on its NEW Skylantern range of glazed roof systems plus a dedicated section on Automatic Opening Vents (AOVs). As an A5 brochure it’s the perfect size to keep nearby in the tool bag or glove compartment. Hence, NDC has also included its ‘Site Specification & Measuring Guide’ – a useful checklist with clear diagrams that show exactly what measurements to take when on site to ensure you specify/order the right rooflight.

The National Domelight Company’s ‘Skylantern glazed roof system’ is ideal for orangeries and lantern roofs where a larger, more even pattern of daylight is required – maximising aerial views. SkyLantern is beautifully designed to be minimal yet functional. Its super-strong but light aluminium box rafters deliver visual elegance and a superior thermal performance with a U-value of 1.5W/m2K, which is twice as thermally efficient as its nearest competitor. A stylish, lightweight rooflight for traditional and contemporary homes with self-cleaning glass as standard. Not only do Skylantern rooflights look good, they are guaranteed to keep heating and lighting costs down too. ENQUIRY-Card 139 ENQUIRY-Card 140

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We Are Evolving

y e h t s e im t e Th ’ in g n a h c a are At SIG we're making it even easier for you to trade with us. We’re combining all our roofing businesses under one name, SIG Roofing. In all other ways it's definitely business as usual and

Expert Advice In branch and direct to you on-site

Incredible Choice A huge range of specialist products from leading manufacturers

Excellent Logistics Over 200 dedicated vehicles delivering nationwide daily

Over 130 branches nationwide With key products always in stock

you can be confident you’ll continue to work with the same professional team – committed as ever to supporting you and giving exceptional service.

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Worth their weight in glass As demand increases for larger expanses of glazing Richard Lowe, Technical Services Manager at Xtralite Rooflights, gives his top tips for designing with bigger, bespoke rooflight structures. When designing with glass it’s easy to get carried away in the quest to bring the great outdoors indoors. All too often people regard huge expanses of jointfree glazing as the ultimate in roof lighting. Yet in reality, less can actually prove more when trying to achieve the balance between aesthetics and fit-forpurpose ambient rooms below One key consideration when designing with large structural rooflights is the

sheer weight involved and whether the supports below are adequate, especially in refurbishment projects where you may be replacing polycarbonate with glass or single glazing with double glazed structures, which can be many times heavier. Larger structures are more difficult to manoeuvre so to avoid unexpected costs factor in at the design stage whether lifting equipment is required.

Similarly remember to check access as confined properties such as mid terraces may need structures craning over roof tops. Some rooflight manufacturers insist on installing trickier glazing structures themselves, which for builders takes the hassle out of installation, and gives the building owner a system guarantee direct from the manufacturer. For home owners design oversights are especially annoying. Imagine learning that the pools of water that collect on overhead glazing leaving residue every time it rains could have been simply avoided by installing the rooflight on a slight gradient. Early consideration is crucial to achieving the desired result as it’s very difficult to adapt glazing structures once installed. Consider specifying a specialist coating during manufacture to reduce heat loss where there is large areas of glazing, and opt for glass which has been treated to control solar gain to achieve high light transmission levels without indoor temperatures feeling too hot and uncomfortable in the summer. Trusted rooflight manufacturers can offer free, invaluable advice, helping you to assess all of the design considerations required to make your project a success at the outset.

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The Clay Roof tile takes a Vintage Place IMERYS Roof tiles, the French leader in clay roof tiles, expand its colour range for the PLAIN TILE 17X27 Phalempin. A unique creation with a Vintage touch!

Focus on the new colour range of the PLAIN TILE 17 X 27 Phalempin Tile The new Vintage colour is a rich mixture of dark antique and vibrant red colour tones and is directly inspired by the classic old roof styles through the traditional

plain tile regions of London and the South East of England. With strong inherent durable qualities and authentic natural aged appearance, the new Vintage colour will enhance and complement the natural environment and buildings that surround us. Focus on the strengths of the PLAIN TILE 17X27 Phalempin: With the new colour, you not only retain

all the qualities of a tile renowned for its strength and aesthetics but also add a vintage touch to your roof! A unique and authentic camber: The subtle camber combined with unique premixed colour variation from bygone age perpetuates the heritage of attractive Northern French roofs. Robustness and waterproofness guaranteed: The PLAIN TILE 17X27 Phalempin is designed with unique anti capillary grooves manufactured from high quality durable Normandy clays. A mixed shade: The charm and elegance of the Vintage pre-mixed blend is produced by a complex process of colouring and firing techniques with advanced technology and over 200 years of manufacturing experience producing a special roof tile that replicates the traditional old heritage appeal for new build or renovation projets. The range of PLAINTILE 17X27 Phalempin is also available in 6 other colours for plain or mixed roofs. ENQUIRY-Card 566

Online opportunity to build business Builders can expand their business, profitably, via a new online resource. Protan, one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of PVC single ply roofing membrane, has become the first in its field to launch an e-commerce site. The site is exclusively for domestic builders,

who want to grow and diversify their business by offering a quality flat roofing service. Once registered- with registration qualifying to win an iPadusers complete the Protan training

course, and can then order all their flat roofing requirements via the site, for delivery to their premises or to site. The easy-to-use site lists all products, accessories and fixings, enabling

everything needed for a project to be ordered with just a few clicks, and then paid for by credit card. Orders placed before 1pm will be delivered the next day; after 1pm, within 48 hours. “Flat roofing materials have developed hugely over the past few years, and can now be quickly and easily installed to create a quality roof that will perform and last for decades,” explains Protan UK managing director Fraser Maitland. “Over 1million homes in the UK have a flat roof, many of which need refurbishing now or in the future, so there is big potential for builders to take a share of this profitable market. “Working with Protan enables them to do this effectively- we will provide full product and technical training, and, via the e-commerce site, give them a quality, reliable service.” Details of the e-commerce facility can be found at Protan roofing membranes are guaranteed for a minimum 10 years, yet the company has roofs that have been in place for 30+ years without performance-affecting degradation. A full support service, from NBS specification and in-house CAD design through to technical advice and variable warranty depending on specification is provided from the company’s Warrington headquarters. ENQUIRY-Card 567

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Nottingham Trent University is one of the largest universities in the UK, with around 28,000 students spread over three campuses. As part of a recent refurbishment programme at the Clifton Campus, the roof of the Clifton Library building was fully stripped and replaced with Alumasc’s Derbigum Olivine mineral roofing membrane. SPECIFICATION SOLUTION Alumasc’s expert technical team carried out a conditionbased survey of the existing roof and put forward a complete design package to be installed by M&J Roofing Ltd. Derbigum Olivine was identified as the most appropriate waterproofing solution which offered added environmental benefits. Olivine is a bituminous membrane with a naturally occurring mineral upper layer that neutralises CO2 in rainwater, via an irreversible chemical reaction. The membrane boasts a 30-year life expectancy and is 100% recyclable. Alumasc’s full system solution also included their Fascia system, Rooflights and Harmer Roof Outlets.

CHALLENGES AND AIMS Alumasc provided a full redesign of existing falls to ensure adequate drainage could be achieved on the new roof. This included additional insulation being laid to the falls of the internal water outlets which in turn increased the perimeter detail, creating the project’s greatest challenge, as M&J Roofing’s MD Peter Henrickson, explains: “Insulation was incorporated into all of the edge details to avoid cold bridging and the potential for condensation. To address this issue, the increased height of the edge detail was covered by a bespoke Alumasc aluminium polyester powder coated fascia board, supplied in a colour to match the new window installations.” Work also had to be scheduled around other contractors working on site and in addition, staff and students needed to remain in situ throughout the installation. In support of M&J Roofing and to keep the University up to date at each stage, Alumasc’s technical team conducted weekly site inspections, carrying out both written and photographic reports. RESULTS M&J Roofing installed a total of

Derbigum Olivine Provides Environmental Benefits at Nottingham Trent University 1000m2 of Derbigum Olivine, resulting in the library being a much more comfortable space for students and staff to work in, with the new roof also boosting the building’s environmental credentials. Speaking about the installation, Project Manager Dean Throop from the University’s Estates & Resources Department, comments: “The new roof is a robust specification to ensure the water integrity of the building, whilst also helping us to reach our 2020 target of a 48% reduction in CO2. I had no reservations about using Olivine, which is backed up by a full Alumasc warranty. The Clifton Library is one of the most heavily used buildings on the campus and it’s reassuring

to know that we have greater protection from water ingress, as well as the additional benefit of boosting NTU’s sustainability.”

Liquid Waterproofing Association

(LRWA) launches e-learning Training Module Materials, manufacturing processes and installation techniques are constantly changing and our fastevolving market demands total competence. The introduction of new products into the liquid roofing market has meant that there is a considerable variety in the choice of materials to be applied to various roof types and details. As a leading industry body, the LRWA recognises that the potential gap in skills needs to be addressed. With this in mind, the LRWA are proud to announce the launch of our elearning Training Module, designed to educate LRWA members and roofing contractors on how to expertly install liquid waterproofing systems. The LRWA worked closely with manufacturer members to develop a training module that covered all aspects of liquid roofing, but with a particular emphasis on the ENQUIRY-Card 571

technical and practical aspects of using the differing chemistries within the industry. “With an ever-increasing market-share, it is absolutely vital that the liquid roofing and waterproofing industry has first-rate training procedures to rely on to set standards of quality” comments Chris Bussens, LRWA’s Training Manager. “Our goal is to maximise knowledge and to give peace of mind to the specifier by promoting only quality manufacturers, associate and contractor members.” The e-learning Training Module will form part of a manufacturer training programme, which is currently being developed by the LRWA, further enhancing the rigorous criteria that all current and prospective members must meet; allowing the LRWA to further establish itself as an industry leading body. Focusing on the most current industry developments and cutting-edge teaching methods, the LRWA continues to plan and invest in technical programmes, professional development and other educational opportunities for members and industry professionals.

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Feel the difference! Three new textures from Garador

Garador has taken garage door design a step further by introducing three new textures for its steel sectional doors. Its traditional silkgrain has been relaunched with an ultra smooth surface thanks to the latest in material and paint technology, plus a brand new sandgrain textured finish and timber effect finishes have also been introduced. The sandgrain offers a slightly coarser surface while the steel timber effect texture gives a genuine soft wooden surface feel. All three designs offer great new looks as well as a very different feel. “These new textures have been introduced into our ever popular steel Georgian, Linear Medium and Linear Large sectional doors and offer a fresh exciting alternative,” said Garador’s managing director Simon Hipgrave. “Some doors and colours lend themselves to certain finishes more than others, we’ve found that shades such as Terra Brown, Anthracite Grey and White Aluminium show the sandgrain texture exceptionally well.” Garador’s sectional doors are already recognised as the best engineered garage doors on the market and are ideal for short driveways where there is limited space in front of the garage. They offer exceptionally smooth operations, whether manual or by remote; and the new range of textures can only increase their popularity in the UK. Full details of all the new developments at Garador can be found on the company’s website at or call 01935 443710. ENQUIRY-Card 574

Modo is the business Apeer’s leading edge MODO collection takes centre stage at Grand Designs Live, Birmingham, next month (October 9 12) showing why it’s in a class of its own when it comes to contemporary styling. Distinguished by its now much copied stainless steel glazing trims, MODO offers a number of benefits that set it apart from cheaper alternatives. Its 2mm flush trims – featured on both sides – are structurally bonded and screwfixed into the door rather than simply glued to the external skin, forming part of the glazing cassette and creating a much stronger bond. The range is also made to the same high spec as all Apeer 70 doors with formidable levels of security, an Energy ENQUIRY-Card 160 A rating and Kitemarked cylinders

A window at the seat of learning As part of the extensive remodelling and improving of schools across the London Borough of Islington, Reynaers aluminium systems have been installed throughout Islington Arts and Media School in a multi-million pound scheme that has turned the school into a vibrant, modern learning facility. Transformation

SIG Windows pioneers quality assurance scheme

of the school was completed after new building, extensive renovation and remodelling of the entire site took place as part of the schools improvement programme within the Borough. A Foundation Trust, Islington Arts and Media School saw the impressive scheme, designed by architects BDP, carried out in association with Balfour Beatty’s Transform Schools initiative, A critical part of the scheme was the substantial new build delivering stateof-the-art facilities with new science laboratories, ICT suites, arts, dance, drama, media and music classrooms and practice rooms, new sports hall and a dedicated theatre.

SIG Windows - formerly known as Window Fitters Mate (WFM) - has pioneered a strict quality assurance scheme for its expansive range of windows and doors to ensure that the glass and frame are in perfect condition prior to dispatch. Testament to the company’s technical and professional prowess, this latest development seeks to offer complete peace of mind to customers by supplying the right materials to the right place, in the right time ensuring no delays on their project. Prior to dispatch, every SIG Windows branch must follow a detailed checklist in order to ensure that the windows and doors are in top quality and condition, and more importantly that they meet the customer’s order specifications. It can then be filed away for future. Post inspection, a QC sticker is applied to the product confirming that the glass and frame are in perfect condition prior to dispatch. ENQUIRY-Card 141 ENQUIRY-Card 142

Laminate doors from Premdor Laminate internal doors have always been the first choice door in high traffic areas where there is a potential for damage to occur. Now Premdor are able to offer a comprehensive range of High Pressure Laminate (HPL) doors more than capable of withstanding face impact, scratches and abrasions as well as a resistance to regular chemical cleaning products. This versatile range is totally suited to high traffic public environments as well as traditional, commercial and domestic applications. Supplied with PEFC chain of custody, the new white HPL door has a robust solid core construction as standard on 35mm doors with FD30 fire door options available. The door provides a white surface finish that could never be achieved by conventional brush painting. The white range of HPL doors are available ex stock for immediate delivery. ENQUIRY-Card 143

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Brio single run offers top performance for sliding doors Brio, the leading architectural sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, has developed a wide range of fixings for both exterior and interior sliding doors in its Single Run portfolio. Brioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Single Run system is a precisely engineered, quality top hung system capable of bearing a large number of weight capacities. The range includes hardware for inside and outside applications in domestic and commercial applications. Single Run can cope with top hung sliding doors from lightweight 60kg interior doors to 350kg leaves suitable for rugged agricultural applications. For example, Single Run 60 is suitable for a single door or for two doors on a bi-parting

installation bearing weights up to 60kg in weight. The design features a four-wheeled hanger and clip-on hanger plate design for easy install and adjustment making it an ideal choice for room dividers and cavity slider/pocket door applications. Nylon tyred wheels with ball race hangers provide quiet, smooth running. Additionally, Single Run 80 panels can slide parallel to one another to suit almost any configuration. Single Run Zero Clearance is a particular favourite with architects as the hardware allows minimal gaps between the door panel and hardware, offering a pleasing aesthetic finish on floor to ceiling installations. Zero Clearance is now available on the with 80, 120, 180 & 350KG weight

capacities. Single Run 120 will comfortably manoeuvre interior and exterior sliding shutters and doors up to 120kg. The cast stainless steel hangers make this a durable solution for high traffic areas and offer impressive corrosion resistance. Single Run 180 is probably the most versatile of the Brio straight sliding systems. The 180kg panel capacity can accommodate an aluminiumframed panel 2.5m x 2.5m with 10mm thick glass on a single

track or parallel to another panel. Single Run 180 is suited to both internal and external residential, commercial and light industrial applications. And for ultra heavy duty high running performance, Single Run 350 is suitable for a single door or for two doors on a biparting installation for doors up to 350kg in weight. There are two dedicated hangers to suit a wide range of applications and door construction, such as timber, aluminium and metal doors available with nylon

tyred wheels (or steel tyred wheels). The track is held in place with pressed steel brackets suitable for soffitfixing or side-fixed using facefixed mounting brackets for single track runs. All Brio Single Run Architectural Systems offer quiet finger-tip control through the combination of track profile, precision bearings and nylon tyred wheels. ENQUIRY-Card 576

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Resulting from an ongoing, new product development programme, the company offers one of the largest door ranges to both merchants and resellers, consolidating the reputation for high quality at affordable prices. Whatever your requirement, when you buy a Premdor door, you are guaranteed to make an entrance.

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Meer End are design specialists in bespoke joinery commissions and approach every project as a unique opportunity to create something tailored to the individual customers needs, taste and budget. We keep alive a long tradition of English craftsmanship, priding themselves on delivering top quality products for a fair and honest price. Contact us today for our new free colour brochure.

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Premdor fully supports fire door safety week

When a fire door is fitted, the installer must treat the installation as a complete door assembly incorporating intumescent strips fitted to the door leaf, which will react by expanding thus creating a barrier, smoke seals to control deadly smoke contamination and fire tested ironmongery. Premdor’s vast range of fire doors are all supported by third party certification and are available as either half hour

rated (FD30) or one hour rated (FD60). When installed correctly, this is Premdor’s guarantee that their fully certified fire door range will perform its prime function to protect lives and save property. For full details call 0844 2090008 or visit ENQUIRY-Card 582

Mid September sees the launch of Fire Door Safety Week, an annual event designed to raise awareness of this critical element of fire safety, particularly amongst Building Owners and Management Companies, Builders, Contractors and Installers. Whether it be commercial premises, public buildings or domestic dwellings, an effective fire door is an essential containment device that when fitted properly and maintained, ensure that people have enough time to escape the building and find safety Premdor, as one of the Country’s largest fire door manufacturers, actively supports Fire Door Safety Week and offers practical initiatives to assist the scheme build awareness. Approximately 3 million new fire doors are being bought and installed every year, the vast majority are made from timber. In a survey among fire risk assessors, 80% of escape routes were obstructed, 65% of fire doors were wedged open and 85% had door closers disconnected. Such activity is dangerous and against the law.

Lorient Group exhibiting at The Big 5 in Dubai

Renowned internationally for designing and manufacturing the highest quality sealing systems for performance doors, Lorient is delighted to announce that it will be once again exhibiting at The Big 5 International Building and Construction show at the Dubai World Trade Centre on 17th – 20th November 2014. It is the largest construction event in the Middle East, bringing together almost 74,500 construction professionals each year. Last year’s highly successful event attracted a 23% increase on 2012, reflecting the renewed confidence in construction across the region. Under the global theme “Sealing doors worldwide”, Lorient’s stand will be staffed by members of its international team joined by its exclusive Middle East distributor, Laidlaw Gulf LLC. Lorient will be showcasing its new range of AURA® architectural seals – which embraces a distinctive selection of smoke, acoustic and energy seals– all with strong design accents. ENQUIRY-Card 144

Grammar school marks a Century with draught-free sashes

New website developed for SWA - to optimise results for members

This year pupils at the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe will be able to celebrate their main building’s 100th birthday draught-free, following renovation by period window specialist Ventrolla. Following consultation from the project architect, Ventrolla South East was called in to survey the windows which had sadly fallen into a sore state and in desperate need of repair. It was decided that instead of an overhaul the Ventrolla craftsmen would restore the beautiful old sashes to look like new. In order to preserve the unique heritage of the building, the curved-head sashes were repaired by routing out the rotten timber from the frames and replaced with new spliced timber, finished with the patented Ventrolla epoxy resin VR90. Custom made slim double-glazing units were then installed to improve the buildings energy efficiency.

Steel Window Association is the sole voice of the steel window industry and, as such, has developed the website,, to meet the demands of members, architects and homeowners. The members know a lot about steel - and all the information is there for easy perusal. Aside from the product-led pieces and stunning case studies, there is a photo gallery, online visibility channels, videos, member contact details and a members' only area full of technical information. The site continues to be constantly updated with news articles, reports and videos. For further information on the Steel Window Association, please visit or call 0844 249 1355. ENQUIRY-Card 145 ENQUIRY-Card 146

Ensure your new windows save you money Installing high performance double glazing remains one of the most common and potentially most costeffective home improvements carried out by property owners in the UK. Tremco illbruck is an internationally renowned manufacturer of construction sealants and has already worked on high profile projects achieving the higher levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes, the German PassivHaus or zero heating standard, and top scoring commercial projects under BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method.) Now homeowners can ensure that their new double glazing and doors save them money in the long term by choosing an installer that uses Tremco illbruck expanding weather-strip and sealant technology to complete the job. ENQUIRY-Card 147

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Dale Launches New Range of Contemporary Timber Doors Timber window and door specialist Dale has launched a brand new range of stylish contemporary doors available in a range of designs and hundreds of colour combinations. Made to measure and manufactured from engineered, multi-layered timber and fully factory finished, the new designs combine style and performance with manufacturing guarantees to provide many years of trouble free use with very little maintenance required. Stylish, clean and smart, each of the designs has been created to make a striking impression giving the option of an unglazed, full panel version with the Chichester, through to a range of glazed panels with the Warwick, Teddington and Ruxley and almost fully glazed design with the Henley.

Eclisse UK, the sliding pocket door people, introduce the Syntesis Line, the pocket sliding door system that doesn’t use architraves and jambs to cover up the rough edges, because it hasn’t got any. Its strong, cleverly designed interior structure supports a sleek external profile which fits perfectly with a modern, understated approach to contemporary interiors. Eclisse have developed unique special plastered corner profiles so that the plaster work comes right up to the edge, so no issues with different paint finishes, ever. And just in case, we made it so the door can be removed at any time, without damaging the wall.

Syntesis Line is available for single or double doors, for glass or wood, delivered daily throughout the UK. Manufactured in Italy with the same care and obsessive attention to detail applied to all Eclisse sliding door kits, the Syntesis Line is available via our website or call us on 0845 4811977 ENQUIRY-Card 583

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Engineered timber means there is no warping, swelling or twisting in damp or wet conditions so they'll operate just the same throughout the good and the bad weather and are built to withstand the harshest conditions for many years. The distinctive designs will complement a modern property design or add a touch of individuality and flair to a traditional home. Available in a hundreds of colours to give a tailored, individual look, there is also the option to have one colour choice on the outside of the door and a different colour on the inside, meaning you can be as bold or restrained as you like on either side to suit interior décor or outdoor style. Personalisation opportunities don't stop there either; choose from a range of smart, robust ironmongery in a stainless steel finish for a slick appearance and you can also have the house number or name etched into a glazed panel. Manufacturing guarantees include 10 years for workmanship, hardware and sealed unit, 30 years fungal

guarantees, 8 year paint guarantees and 5 year stain guarantees. For more information on the range of timber windows and doors from Dale visit or visit the Dale show home at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre, just off Junction 16 of the M4 at Swindon. 584

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Imagine a beautifullyflush French Door from The VEKA UK Group

The VEKA UK Group has unveiled the next coveted product in the Imagine suite. Following the launch of the sought-after Imagine Bi-fold Door - which set new standards in the industry the team is proud to present the Imagine French Door. Colin Torley, Sales and Marketing Director explains: “We showcased the Imagine French Door at the FIT Show and we were pleased at the overwhelming response it received. Visitors to the stand were full of praise for the look and operation of the Imagine French Door. The system has a seamless, stylish flush finish - which really caught people's attention. There is no obtrusive central pillar or false mullion, the doors simply close neatly together and lock securely. The design, security measures, flexibility and even a robust insurance guarantee for the end user all combine to make it another world-class product from The VEKA UK Group. “With our customers in mind, we designed this system to offer simple fabrication and fitting. It has a range of installer-friendly benefits, including fully-adjustable hinges, 2D adjustable lock keep and the option of a mechanically-jointed outerframe. “With its unique flush finish, the Imagine French Door is a stunning alternative to traditional French Doors and is available in a wide range of colours and woodgrains from the popular Variations colour range.

“Like the Imagine Bi-Fold Door, the Imagine French Door has been designed 'from scratch'. There has been no compromise on hardware as The VEKA UK Group teamed up with ERA, one of the country's top names in locks and security mechanisms, to design an exclusive range of hardware including hinges, locks and handles. “Profile and hardware will be available from The VEKA UK Group, so that customers can benefit from the simplicity of a single-source supplier and can enjoy excellent lead times. “PAS 24 and Secured by Design can be achieved on standard doors with no modification required and these energyefficient doors are also triple-glazing ready. With triple glazing, the system can achieve U-values below 1.0. “As with the Imagine Bi-Fold Door System, the Imagine French Door is available with a choice of three threshold options: standard, low threshold (Part M compliant when used with ramps) and ultralow internal room divider. “These doors are backed by the ERA Five Star Guarantee, which we've found to be a major selling point for discerning homeowners, offering up to £5000 worth of benefits.” Find out more about the Imagine French Door at ENQUIRY-Card 586

Two new multi-purpose doors from Hörmann Hörmann has added two new hinged doors to its UK range, the MZ Thermo and KSI Thermo security door. Ideal for use as back doors or for outbuildings and external garage access, the two doors offer excellent insulation values. The new MZ Thermo features

double seals and a 46mm-thick door leaf with PU rigid foam infill, providing up to 30 per cent better heat retention than a standard multi-purpose door and making it a great choice for workshops and converted garages. RC2 level security equipment also makes this door particularly break-in resistant. Two glazed styles are available in

addition to the solid panel design, with double-glazing used to retain the MZ Thermo’s high insulation properties. Hörmann’s second new multi-purpose option, the KSI Thermo security door, not only offers high levels of heat retention, but also provides 5-point locking break-in resistance for added peace of mind. Conical swing, security

and lock bolts in the frame's lock plate, plus security bolts and guide rollers on the hinged side make it practically impossible to force the door open. Provided as ready-to-fit sets, both doors are extremely robust and feature three way adjustable guide rollers to ensure the perfect fit. The doors are offered in 12 standard colours, as well as almost unlimited palette of RAL shades. For a more natural look, six wood-effect surface finishes are available. White Ash, Light Oak and Beech are suitable for interior use only, while Golden Oak, Dark Oak and Titan Metallic CH 703 can be used for both internal and external applications. ENQUIRY-Card 587

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62 Drainage / External Works & Landscapes . View our publication online at . September 2014 . Yeoman Rainguard Rainwater Systems provided the perfect finishing touch for a high specification development in Wetherby by developers Mulbrand Ltd. With four plots in all, each with a very individual and opulent style residence being built on them, Mulbrand required a quality rainwater system which would complement the high specification finish to the properties. “Yeoman Rainguard products ticked all the boxes for us on quality, style and ease of installation”, explained Tony Robinson of Mulbrand. “We are offering people a luxury home and not only is design very important

Yeoman Rainguard High Quality Rainwater System Chosen for Luxury Homes

but also the functionality and longevity of products involved in the build”. Yeoman Rainguard XL Aluminium 125 x 100mm MOG gutters were chosen along with 75mm round downpipes in an Anthracite Grey colour. Plain Cast Aluminium Hoppers were also installed on some of the properties. XL Aluminium gutters are designed to be joined using an internal push fix joint clip which does not require any mechanical fixings saving time with onsite installation. Unsusceptible to colour bleaching from the sun with its powder coated textured finish the gutters and downpipes stay looking pristine for years to come offering peace of mind and added value to the home owner. Requiring no maintenance and having a life span of up to 25 years gives the XL Aluminium range high sustainability and ecological credentials with 90% of the materials being recyclable. Yeoman Rainguard also supply rainwater systems in Cast Iron, Copper, Zinc, Stainless Steel and GRP along with Cornice & Fascia and clock towers. Free services such as surveys, drawing take-offs and itemised quotations are also available by contacting rainguard on 0113 279 5854 or email ENQUIRY-Card 589

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Fein sets even higher benchmark with New Multimaster

Inventor of the first oscillating multi-function tool, FEIN Power Tools has unveiled its new, more powerful MultiMaster and reliable and meets FEIN’s high performance and quality standards. The that is 50 per cent quieter and has 70 per cent less vibration than its predecessor. new FEIN MultiTalent is based on the Nearly 50 years since FEIN launched the self-supporting motor is fully decoupled able to complete a multitude of tasks 2007 – 2014 MultiMaster and still first MultiMaster, the new generation from the motor housing, meaning very such as sawing, sanding, grouting, filing achieves greater work progress than all boasts a performance that sets even little vibration is transferred from the and polishing. Weighing just 1.4kg, it is other competitor products on the higher standards in noise and vibration FEIN MultiMaster to the user. 15 to 20 per cent lighter than the market. level reduction within the oscillating Furthermore, thanks to its newly competition making continuous The FEIN MultiTalent is available in two tool market. Importantly, it achieves developed 350 W, high-power motor intensive work is easier than ever to sets, either with or without the QuickIN vibration class zero in virtually all with tachogenerator and its increased perform. clamping system for tool-free accessory applications meaning that for the first amplitude of 2 x 1.7 degrees, the FEIN The FEIN MultiMaster 350 Q is available changes. Offering basic accessories for time, an oscillating power tool can be MultiMaster 350 Q performs sawing from specialist retailers in two sets. For sanding and sawing applications, the used continuously for eight hours tasks around 35 per cent faster than the a suggested selling price of £179.95 MultiTalent is an attractive introduction without the need to rest because of previous model. (excluding VAT), the FEIN MultiMaster to the versatility and quality of FEIN. The health and safety concerns. Built and developed in Germany, the QuickStart offers users accessories for a sets come in plastic tool cases and have The superior handling is achieved thanks new FEIN MultiMaster is the pinnacle of wide range of sanding and long-life a suggested selling price of £109.95 to an innovative design, whereby the precision engineering and build-quality, sawing applications and also includes a (excluding VAT) for the FEIN MultiTalent rigid stopper knife. The FEIN MultiMaster Start (allen key accessory changes) and Top includes even more accessories than £139.95 (excluding VAT) for the FEIN the QuickStart, including accessories for MultiTalent QuickStart (QuickIN dust-free sanding and a carbide accessory changes). segment saw blade and rasp for £209.95 (excluding VAT). To find your nearest dealer or to find In addition to the standard MultiMaster out more information about FEIN, 350Q, FEIN is launching a new please visit introductory model called the FEIN MultiTalent (FMT250). Delivering 250 W ENQUIRY-Card 594 of power, the MultiTalent is powerful

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Check out the best gear for Autumn & Winter

Power and precision are the hallmarks of quality that you'll find in every Hultafors Tools' Hammer. In this new generation of tools you'll find Ball Hammers, Carpenters' Hammers, T-Block Hammers, Electrician's Hammers, Dead Blow Hammers and even Copper Hammers. They're tools that can handle the toughest work, delivering the best possible levels of performance and safety, whatever the job in hand. Ergonomically designed for ease of use and with a range of sizes and special grip technology, these Hammers are perfectly crafted for you.  With vibration damping features as well as reduced recoil and even an antisparking feature in one of the models, you can rest assured that Hultafors Tools Hammers will be the perfect addition to your toolbox.

Winter in the NEW Snickers Workwear Catalogue. The latest full colour brochure is now available FREE to discerning professional tradesmen and women in print or as a digital edition. It features the world’s leading range of working clothes, one that works hard on site all year round for you, whatever the working environment or weather condition. In it, you’ll find all the latest styles and designs - the ultimate in modern workwear. Whatever trade you’re in, there’s something for you in the Snickers range – Work Trousers, Work Jackets, Tool Vests Shirts, Underwear, Hi-Vis, Painters, Flame Retardent, Accessories and Tool Carriers. Plus the right kind of working clothes to keep you working comfortably in the cold and wet weather. Complimented by Snickers Profiling and Embroidery services and the UK’s most extensive range of garment sizes.

Makita has introduced a new series of paddle mixers to assist painters, plasterers, floor screed applicators and others who require mixing capacity for paints, resins, plaster, glue, cement and other high and low viscosity materials. These new mixers have twin-grip handles with the on/off button conveniently located on the hand grip. Two- speed models have the gear selection control on the motor body. The new Makita UT range of mains powered mixers offers mixing speeds from as low as 210rpm for a full 80kg load from the most powerful UT1600 mixer, to the high speed 400rpm from the 850watt UT1200 mixer suitable for smaller loads of 30kg. These new, high-torque machines are available in either 110volt or 240volt options. All have M14 female threads to accept the most popular paddles. Makita offer a range of mixing paddles in their comprehensive accessory range. ENQUIRY-Card 149 ENQUIRY-Card 150 ENQUIRY-Card 148

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NEW Graphic T-shirts from Scruffs!

Available in three new trendy designs, from Birchwood, the graphics t-shirts are new out this season and bang on trend. The fantastic range now consists of the HD, Looking Good and Comfort tshirt, created with you the tradesman in mind. Being made from cotton material, allows for a light functional t-shirt allowing you to easily maneuver around on the worksite and keep cool during the hotter summer months. These cotton tshirts maintain great shape – wash after wash. The highly functional tops have a crew neck rib collar, which provides a relaxed fit for ease of movement throughout your hardworking day. Team with a pair of Scruffs trade denim shorts (which includes a free camo belt!) to be the ultimate on-trend worker this summer. The high street inspired shorts are available in two fashionable colours – dark and mid wash. ENQUIRY-Card 151

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Draper Tools announce new Website Draper Tools is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new website, offering a range of exciting new features and benefits for all its website visitors, whether they’re retailers, professional tradespeople or household DIY users. The completely redesigned site ( has a fresh, clean look and can now be viewed seamlessly from desktops, tablets and smartphones. Visitors to the website will find all the latest information on new products, promotions and more right at their fingertips. Designed with ease of use in mind, the new site features improved navigation and product classification, making it quick and simple for anyone to find the product or range they need. Not only is it easy to find the right Draper Tools product, it’s also never been easier to find stockist information either. The new website has the ability to use a mobile phone’s geolocation and conveniently direct smartphone users to their nearest stockist, while desktop users can simply enter their postcode.

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Weighing in at just 16g, JSP’s new Stealth™ spectacle can justifiably claim to be the world’s lightest safety eyewear. So light that most workers will not even know they are wearing it, the Stealth 16g™ nevertheless uses the latest technology to offer superlative eye protection, outstanding all-round vision, and freedom from eye strain. The Stealth’s next-generation ultra-thin and ultra-strong optically perfect lenses are moulded using the latest technology to deliver a thinner lens that meets the requirements of EN166 1.F. Because they are so thin, the Stealth 16g's™ dual 9.5 base lenses transmit more light than other lenses, improving vision and reducing eye strain, while filtering out more than 99.9% of harmful UV light. Anti-mist and anti-scratch technology is also available on the lenses.

Revolution Evolution takes too long Mirka’s trademark attention to detail has created the MIRKA® DEROS, a machine packed with groundbreaking features. This includes a soft start function, a built in electronic motor brake and a smooth, easy to operate lever to control motor speed. A pad brake that also acts like a seal minimises the air leakage and makes dust extraction more efficient.


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The stunning NEW black Switchback is an improved take on the original and best-selling Scruffs Switchback safety boot - even better for the winter 2014 season! The Scruffs Black Switchback is S3 safety rated – superior than the original tan style. The S3 rating gives the same safety rating as the original, but the higher grading safety standard is supported by the added extra of better outsole resistance. This makes the boot particularly suitable for all heavy indoor and outdoor industrial work. Additional safety features also includes the added extra of the rubber toe bumper giving the wearer improved toe protection for all heavy industrial jobs. Not only does this boot meet high safety expectations, the stylish Scruffs boot allows any tradesmen to look good on site.

Bahco have completed their renowned 244 hand saw range by adding the 244PXT, a universal saw with a blue, 22” blade ideal for use on building sites or any other location. With unique XT toothing and hardpoint teeth for long lasting sharpness, the ‘Blue 44’ will make short work of cutting any coarse or thick wood, wet or dry, faster and with less effort. Its high tech blade, which remains super sharp despite repeated use, has a rust preventing, low friction coating to provide all weather protection. The saw’s ‘power grip’ handle can be used for approximate 45 or 90 degree marking and delivers maximum energy in comfort and safety. Bahco boss Mark Haywood, who heads the international brand’s UK team, says: “We have put our 127 years of experience in designing and manufacturing hand saws into ensuring the 244-XT meets the tough demands of discerning trade professionals.” ENQUIRY-Card 154 ENQUIRY-Card 155





• Trade quality


GENERATORS MODEL G720 G1200 FG2500 FG3005 FG3050 FG4050ES FG5100ES

KVA 0.7 1.1 2.4 2.8 3 4.5 5.5

HP 6.5 6.5 8 11 13

EX VAT £89.98 CHECK FRAME £159.98 TYPE WHEN £189.98 ORDERING £229.98 Honda engine £359.00 £469.00 models available £539.00




• Low cost heating for the garage, workshop etc. £ 109EX.VAT • A powerful, •gasPropane NEW CC014 fired 119EX.VAT easy to use machine for bending • Fast accurate cutting all manner of steel pipe and LITTLE of ferrous metals, brick, INCLUDES tubing up to 180°. Heavy DEVIL 2 stone etc • Cuts material CHV12 METAL duty steel frame • Includes six up to 115mm thick CUTTING interchangeable pipe-work formers from ½" up to 2" • Adjusts 0-45º for angled cutting DISC BSP • Operates in both horizontal & vertical positions *Stainless Steel POWER 110v/230v PORTABLE PETROL #Variable output MIXERS ‡Dual Volt 110/230 DRIVEN AIR • Mix plaster, paint, mortar, artex, COMPRESSOR MODEL MAX. BTU cement etc. • Variable speed control 35,000 • Ideal for use away from Little Devil II • 1100w motor Massive torque 35,000 mains power• 6.5HP Little Devil SS II* ONLY 31.5Nm 52,000 .98 Honda engine • 15cfm air Devil 650 £ 89EX.VAT 52,000 displacement Devil 660 SS * 107,000 • 50 litre air receiver Devil 850#‡ LEG STANDS AVAILABLE Devil 860 SS *#‡ 107,000 ELECTRIC DRIVEN FOR CTS11 & CTS10D Devil 1850#‡ 200,000 AIR COMPRESSORS £22.99 EX VAT Devil 3000#‡ 281,000 ALSO IN STOCK ONLY TABLE Devil 4000# 400,000 .00 £ PP15ND SAWS 699EX.VAT CTS10D Devil 3150#‡ 344,000 .98


MODEL MAX FLOW MAX HEAD PSV1A* 140LPM 5.8m CSV2 236LPM 9m CSV2A* 236LPM 9m HSEC650A*† 290LPM 9.5m

EX VAT £44.99 £99.98 £109.98 £184.99





• 500W • Adjustable tripod legs • 3 piece telescopic pole, adjustable to 2m in height MODEL VOLTS/WATTS TYPE EX VAT CHL110 110/500 Single £22.99 CHL120 110/500x2 Double £29.98 CHL500TD 230/500 Single £22.99 CHL1000TD 230/500 Double £29.98






.98 94EXC.VAT

BLADE 200mm 254mm 254mm

.00 209EXC.VAT




MINIPAC £ EX.VAT 259.98 300 • Heavy Duty compactor plates, ideal for construction work PLATE DIMS MODEL WxLmm MOTOR EX VAT Evolution Hulk 320x400 2.4HP £259.98 BELLE MINIPAC 300 300x470 2.5HP £479.00



EX.VAT 109.98


.00 249EXC.VAT







Swage fitting makes erecting .00 and dismantling £ 189EX.VAT quicker Maximum corrosion resistance MODEL WAS EX VAT NOW EX VAT 3'11" x 3'11" Steel Work tower £189.00 4 adjustable legs £52.99 £49.98 4 Castor Wheels £57.99 £54.99


• Quality Range of Mitre saws and blades available BLADE DIA MAX CUT EX. MODEL BORE (mm) DEPTH/CROSS VAT TH-MS 2112 210/30 55/120mm £54.99 Fury 3 210/25.4 60/200mm £119.98 Evolution Rage 3 255/25.4 75/300mm £169.98 Makita LS1040 260/30 95/130mm £199.98

A range of compact, high performance wet & dry vacuum cleaners for use around the home, workshop, garage etc. MODEL MOTOR CAPACITY WET/DRY CVAC20P 1250W 16/12ltr CVAC20SS* 1400W 16/12ltr CVAC25SS* 1400W 19/17ltr CVAC30SSR* 1400W 24/21ltr



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24V CORDLESS COMBI HAMMER DRILL • Variable speed control • No-load speed 1400rpm CON24 • Max drilling PRICE CUT £ capacity 32mm 69.98 EX.VAT WAS £74.99 ex.VAT


ROUTER & KIT • Plunge depth up to 60mm • Variable speed • Inc. 15pc ONLY .98 bit set

Honda & Diesel engine models PLS190N available MODEL MAX PRESSURE ENGINE HP EX VAT Tiger 1700 1595psi 2.6 £179.98 Tiger 2500 2465psi 4 £249.98 Tiger 2900 2900psi 6.5 £299.98 PLS190N 2697psi 6.5 £379.98 PLS260N 3625psi 13 £569.00





# 110V available MODEL ENGINE/MOTOR Clarke CCM50 1/6HP, 230V Clarke CCM125C 1/3HP, 230V Clarke CCM134L 1/2HP, 230V Belle Mini mix 140 230V Belle Mini 150# 1/2HP, 230V Belle Mini 150 2.5HP Honda

EX VAT £159.98 £179.98 £249.98 £299.98 £319.00 £569.00

ADJUSTABLE STEEL PROPS • Designed for vertical or raking support applications

* SS = Stainless Steel


EXC. VAT £47.99 £59.98 £64.99 £86.99

PROP LENGTH 25mm CONCENTRIC EX SIZE (M) ECCENTRIC LOAD LOAD VAT 1°-30° 1°-30° OUT OF PLUMB OUT OF PLUMB 0 closed 1.041 1.73 tonnes SWL 3.57tonnes SWL £24.99 0 open 1.829 1.73 tonnes SWL 3.57tonnes SWL 1 closed 1.753 1.73 tonnes SWL 3.57 tonnes SWL £31.99 1 open 3.124 1.42 tonnes SWL 1.73 tonnes SWL 2 closed 1.981 1.73 tonnes SWL 3.57 tonnes SWL £36.99 2 open 3.352 1.22 tonnes SWL 1.53 tonnes SWL


CSB100 DIMS (LxWxH) 810x485x360mm 1067x508x595mm 1220x615x682mm

NOW EX VAT £99.00 £189.00 £229.00 FROM ONLY .98 £




POWER SOCKETS WEIGHT EX RATING OUTLETS (KG) VAT GENERAL DUTY CTR750/1 750VA 1 9 £49.98 CTR1500/2 1500VA 2 12 £64.99 CTR2250/2 2250VA 2 17 £66.99 CTR3300/2 3300VA 2 19 £64.99 HEAVY DUTY CTR3000 3300VA 2 17 £59.98 CTR4000/2 4000VA 2 20 £119.98 CTR6300/3 6300VA 2/1 40 £219.98

ELECTRIC 305mm DISC CUTTER • For cutting applications such as stone, concrete & paving stones •100mm maximum cutting depth • Includes Diamond Blade .98



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

EX.VAT WAS £79.98 ex.VAT





EX.VAT WAS £54.99 ex.VAT

• 850W motor • 24mm stroke length • Includes 3 wood & 3 metal blades

• 10mm chuck size PRICE CUT • 2 Speed NOW FROM • 2 Lithium-Ion £ 64.99 EX.VAT batteries MODEL BATTERYS WAS EX VAT NOW EX VAT CON18Ni 2 Ni-Cd £69.98 £64.99 £89.98 £84.99 CON18Li 2 Li-Ion


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CON1500RHD MODEL MAX CAP CONCRETE Clarke CON400RHD 10mm Clarke CRD620 26mm Clarke CRD1250 32mm Clarke CON720RHD 26mm Clarke CON1500RHD 32mm

EX VAT £39.98 £49.98 £66.99 £74.99 £79.98


EX.VAT 69.98









OPEN MON-FRI 8.30-6.00, SAT 8.30-5.30, SUN 10.00-4.00

EXETER 16 Trusham Rd. EX2 8QG 01392 256 744 GATESHEAD 50 Lobley Hill Rd. NE8 4YJ 0191 493 2520 GLASGOW 280 Gt Western Rd. G4 9EJ 0141 332 9231 GLOUCESTER 221A Barton St. GL1 4HY 01452 417 948 GRIMSBY ELLIS WAY, DN32 9BD 01472 354435 HULL 8-10 Holderness Rd. HU9 1EG 01482 223161 ILFORD 746-748 Eastern Ave. IG2 7HU 0208 518 4286 IPSWICH Unit 1 Ipswich Trade Centre, Commercial Road 01473 221253 LEEDS 227-229 Kirkstall Rd. LS4 2AS 0113 231 0400 LEICESTER 69 Melton Rd. LE4 6PN 0116 261 0688 LINCOLN Unit 5. The Pelham Centre. LN5 8HG 01522 543 036 LIVERPOOL 80-88 London Rd. L3 5NF 0151 709 4484 LONDON CATFORD 289/291 Southend Lane SE6 3RS 0208 695 5684 LONDON 6 Kendal Parade, Edmonton N18 020 8803 0861 LONDON 503-507 Lea Bridge Rd. Leyton, E10 020 8558 8284 LONDON 100 The Highway, Docklands 020 7488 2129 LUTON Unit 1, 326 Dunstable Rd, Luton LU4 8JS 01582 728 063 MAIDSTONE 57 Upper Stone St. ME15 6HE 01622 769 572 MANCHESTER ALTRINCHAM 71 Manchester Rd. Altrincham 0161 9412 666 MANCHESTER OPENSHAW Unit 5, Tower Mill, Ashton Old Rd 0161 223 8376 MANCHESTER SALFORD* 209 Bury New Road M8 8DU 0161 241 1851 MANSFIELD 169 Chesterfield Rd. South 01623 622160


• Heavy duty for tough pro use • Nail length 50-90mm • 80 magazine capacity


.00 99EXC.VAT




EX.VAT 179.98




BARNSLEY Pontefract Rd, Barnsley, S71 1EZ B’HAM GREAT BARR 4 Birmingham Rd. B’HAM HAY MILLS 1152 Coventry Rd, Hay Mills BOLTON 1 Thynne St. BL3 6BD BRADFORD 105-107 Manningham Lane. BD1 3BN BRIGHTON 123 Lewes Rd, BN2 3QB BRISTOL 1-3 Church Rd, Lawrence Hill. BS5 9JJ BURTON UPON TRENT 12a Lichfield St. DE14 3QZ CAMBRIDGE 181-183 Histon Road, Cambridge. CB4 3HL CARDIFF 44-46 City Rd. CF24 3DN CARLISLE 85 London Rd. CA1 2LG CHELTENHAM 84 Fairview Road. GL52 2EH CHESTER 43-45 St. James Street. CH1 3EY COLCHESTER 4 North Station Rd. CO1 1RE COVENTRY Bishop St. CV1 1HT CROYDON 423-427 Brighton Rd, Sth Croydon DARLINGTON 214 Northgate. DL1 1RB DEAL (KENT) 182-186 High St. CT14 6BQ DERBY Derwent St. DE1 2ED DONCASTER Wheatley Hall Road DUNDEE 24-26 Trades Lane. DD1 3ET EDINBURGH 163-171 Piersfield Terrace

EXC.VAT £69.98 £79.98 £89.98 £109.98 £139.98 £149.98 £299.98 £339.98 £399.98 £469.98






EX.VAT WAS £89.98 ex.VAT

• Tough Steel Construction • Fully Lockable


EX.VAT 109.98

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








EX.VAT 109.98


EX VAT £69.98 £139.98 £149.98




• 8-30mm cutting width • 8-40mm cutting depth • 1450W input power








*Moulded base MODEL MOTOR CTS800B 600W CTS11* 1500W CTS10D 1500W










*Auto float switch FROM ONLY † Pumps solids £ cutter pump EX.VAT 44.99 HOSE ALSO PETROL & AVAILABLE DIESEL


• Powerful 2600W, 230V motor • Spindle lock facility • Handle rotates 90º left / right • Supplied with grinding disc


ONLINE MAIL ORDER 0115 956 5555



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