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The SME construction sector grew in the second quarter of 2017, albeit at a slower rate in most parts of the UK than the first three months of the year, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Key results from the FMB’s State of Trade Survey for Q2 2017, which is the only quarterly assessment of the UK-wide SME construction sector, include: • Q2 2017 was the 17th consecutive


quarter of positive growth which means that the construction SME sector has been growing for more than four years (ie since Q2 2013); • Almost one in two construction SMEs predict rising workloads in the coming three



months, with just 9% predicting a decrease in activity; • 83% of builders believe that material prices will rise in the next six months; • 60% of construction SMEs are struggling to hire bricklayers; 57% are struggling to hire carpenters and joiners; and 47% are struggling to hire plumbers; • Almost two-thirds (62%) of construction SMEs expect salaries and wages to increase in the next six months. Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “Rising material prices and salaries could be starting to dampen growth among construction SMEs. However, it is encouraging to see that the sector has continued to grow despite the recent snap General Election and the resulting hung Parliament. The construction SME sector is particularly vulnerable to any dips in consumer confidence that might come from periods of political uncertainty. It may be that a number of home owners decided to delay any big spending decisions on new extensions or loft conversions while the election campaign was underway – this would account for the slowdown in growth seen in the second quarter of 2017.” Berry concluded: “Looking ahead, almost two-thirds of construction firms expect wages and salaries to increase over the next six months and this is in contrast to stagnant wages elsewhere in the economy. Rising salaries are undoubtedly the result of the escalating construction skills shortage – construction workers know their worth and are demanding higher wages from their employers. The majority of construction SMEs are struggling to recruit key tradespeople such as bricklayers and carpenters and we’re seeing shortages in other trades, such as plumbers and plasterers, starting to creep up. With Brexit on the horizon and worrying talk of the so-called ‘Tier 2’ immigration system replacing the free movement of people, the construction industry urges Ministers to bear in mind their strategic house building and infrastructure targets before pulling up the drawbridge on EU migrant workers.”

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Builders’ merchants sold 8.5% more to builders and contractors in May 2017 than in the same month the previous year, assisted by one extra trading day. The rise is 3.3% when adjusted for trading days. The latest figures from the Builders Merchants Federation show that kitchens & bathrooms had the biggest increase (+13.0%), with timber & joinery products (+10.1%) also well ahead of the channel average. The Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) tracks actual sales to builders and contractors using point-ofsale tracking data gathered by GfK. The BMBI represents over 80% of the value of the builders' merchants' market. Landscaping (+6.0%) had its strongest performance since GfK’s data was first collected in July 2014, helped by May’s particularly warm weather, the third-warmest May in 50 years.

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UK Construction Week has announced that it will be holding a series of safety workshops that respond to the issues raised by the Grenfell Tower fire. The organisers said that the free, one-hour CPD-certified sessions will address the specification and use of products from the viewpoint of safety, quality and fire prevention in buildings. The aim is to ensure that all participants are given the most up-to-date advice and guidance on the main issues affecting the built environment following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower. The UK Construction Week training will take place from 10 to 12 October at the Birmingham NEC. Earlier this month UK Construction Week issued a survey that received over 1,000 responses from construction professionals. The survey asked them to identify the professional bodies they want the most up-to-date guidance from; the type of products and services that are now a priority for on-going and future projects; and how the industry can learn from Grenfell Tower fire and move forward. The survey results have shaped a series of workshops, which will seek to clarify the latest advice and guidance for the industry. Topics include: • Building Regulations – an update and interpretation; • Fire prevention – guidance on sprinklers, fire doors, dampening; • Flammable building materials – looking at cladding and other materials and latest advice; • Health & safety – knowing your responsibilities and up to date guidance on the latest legislation; • Improving safety through technology. Event director Nathan Garnett, , said, “In light of recent tragic events in London, and the fact that there are millions of square metres of building space being refurbished, refitted and built right now, the industry must act swiftly to decipher the latest guidance and advice by separating the facts from the fiction. By collaborating with the authorities and professional bodies, we at UK Construction Week have responded with a series of free, CPD certified workshops to address the latest issues and provide the facts from people the industry knows and can trust.” For more information and free registration visit

House-builders continue to see sales growing The house-building market appears to have ridden the disturbance of this year’s general election without suffering any damage. Persimmon Homes reports in a trading update that business has been ‘excellent’ throughout the year so far, while Gleeson Homes is planning to double its output within five years. Despite the general election taking place on 8th June 2017, with the result generating considerable political uncertainty, house-building activity during the month did not just grow, but grew at the second fastest monthly rate since December 2015, according to a survey of construction purchasing managers. In a trading update for the period from 1st January to 30th June 2017, Persimmon has revealed that its legal completions had risen by 8% to 7,794 new homes (2016: 7,238) and average selling price was up 3.5% to £213,000 (2016: £205,762). Revenue for the half-year grew by 12% to reach £1.66bn (2016: £1.49bn). “We have continued to experience good levels of customer demand… with the market taking the snap UK

general election in its stride. “We expect the group's strong trading through the first half of the year, including the contribution from 95 new sales outlets opened in the period, will lead to further good progress in our operating margin. We anticipate that the group's operating margin in the first half of 2017 will comfortably exceed the 25.7% delivered in the second half of the prior year.” MJ Gleeson also reports business growth, with unit sales in its house-building division up 12% for its financial year ending 30th June 2017. Gleeson Homes specialises in building low cost homes in the north of England to sell to people on low incomes. It sold 1,013 homes during the year, an increase of 12.1% compared with the previous year's total of 904. Reservations during the last six months were 45% higher than the same period last year. Having reached its interim target of building 1,000 new homes a year, Gleeson Homes is setting a new target of building 2,000 new homes a year within five years.

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Lucideon publishes Swedish Hospital guide for On-site “Takes a Chance” Inspecting and Testing on Howe Green of Existing Buildings Lucideon, the international materials development and commercialization organization, has released a new guidance document ‘Top Ten Tips for On-site Inspection and Testing of Existing Brickwork Buildings’. The guide covers some of the most important points to consider when planning on-site inspection and testing Redeveloping existing programmes. buildings is an important and valuable operation to bring old buildings, often with historical significance, back into use. Inspection and testing is crucial to ensure the safety and suitability for a change of use. The data provided helps to inform the project as a whole and confirm that the building can be redeveloped to the highest standard.

Author of the guide, Dr Geoff Edgell, director and principal consultant for construction at Lucideon, said: “On-site inspection and testing prior to the redevelopment of buildings can help to make certain the project is a success. The planning that goes into the initial stages is vital, and so the more information you have, the better you can design and manage your project. The guide provides a step-by-step insight into the best approaches to planning your on-site investigations. There are several key elements that need to be considered when developing these tests, not just so all bases are covered, but also to reduce the time and cost of the project. Effective and efficient on-site testing should be at the heart of every good project.” I enquiry 100

SterlingOSB – a name that means business When you buy a commodity product like cement or aggregate, the name on the packaging seldom matters. But that’s not the case with OSB, it seems. Recent research carried out on behalf of Norbord has found that a whopping 80% of both builders and builders’ merchants react positively to the SterlingOSB brand name. SterlingOSB is the UK’s leading brand of oriented strand board and the name and logo can be seen on building sites the length and breadth of the UK. With a reputation for quality, durability and availability, the name SterlingOSB carries weight with both buyers and stockists. The term “Sterling board” has even become a generic term for all OSB – a fact that, while flattering, has potential negative impact when applied to inferior products.

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Trimo, one of the leading building envelope solutions providers, has been shortlisted in the London Construction Awards for Offsite Project of the Year, Architectural Project of the Year and the Sustainable Construction Award. The Concorde Museum, Trimo’s recent landmark project at Aerospace Bristol, has been nominated for Architectural Project of the Year and Offsite Project of the Year. Designed by Purcell Architects, Trimo’s Qbiss One solution provided a stunning façade with a unique embossed ArtMe image of a Concorde on one side. Trimo’s core product ranges, Qbiss One,

You can always tell genuine SterlingOSB because the name and logo is printed clearly on the product. So if you want the real deal and all the benefits of buying a quality, UKmade product, SterlingOSB is the name to look out for. This might also explain why a surprising 46% of merchant staff also recall SterlingOSB by name when asked about OSB generically. I enquiry 101

and Trimoterm, all have significant attributes such as acoustic benefits, fire proof qualities and durability characteristics; leading to Trimo’s nomination for the Sustainable Construction Award. Built in a controlled environment, as opposed to an open construction site, Trimo’s prefabricated solutions undergo a safe construction process. The products provide an efficient installable solution which saves energy and time; the ultimate cost-effective offering. Taking place on 25th October 2017, the London Construction Awards are the most prestigious construction awards in London. The awards will take place as part of London Build 2017, the leading construction show for London and the south east of England. Viviane Williams, Trimo’s UK and Overseas Marketing Manager, said, “We’re delighted that Trimo is nominated for three London Construction awards. To be shortlisted showcasing our quality products in cladding against other well-regarded organisations is a fantastic achievement! We’re looking forward to attending the ceremony and celebrating the best in London construction.” I enquiry 102

Howe Green Ltd supplied a number of HSE75 Hinged Aluminium Floor Access Covers for the £1.5 billion New Karolinska Solna University Hospital (NKS) in Stockholm through their Swedish distributor, Elkington AB. From their base in Stockholm Elkington have been distributing Howe Green access covers for projects across Sweden since 1999. The gas assisted hinged HSE75 hatches provide easy and safe access to the underground power stations and escape routes located underneath the hospital. They have been installed in the various areas of the hospital and infilled with both concrete and tiled flooring to provide a seamless, flush floor finish. The hinged access hatches are ideal for environments where regular access to concealed services is required for maintenance purposes and in public places where health and safety is crucial. The HSE75 can be infilled with ceramic tiles, marble, terrazzo, concrete, resin, wood or parquet floors and is suitable for pedestrian and vehicle traffic up to a 5 tonne pneumatic tyre wheel load. Supplied as a single cover or a configuration of duct covers in standard sizes from stock or precision made to order. I enquiry 103

Can radioactive radon seep into your buildings? Most areas of the UK are affected! The Building Regulations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all require that all new buildings or extensions in “Radon Affected Areas” have protective measures installed during construction. According to government and BRE maps, few areas across the UK are unaffected. The most effective protection methods are those that prevent radioactive radon from entering – usually by permeating through the floor. However, measuring the flow of radon through a material or structure has traditionally been slow, complex and very expensive – but now Versaperm has introduced a permeability meter that can measure this flow through either a sample of building material or a complex, multi-layer, structural element. Radon contributes a massive 50% of the overall average radiation dose across the UK and, after cigarettes, is the largest cause of lung cancer in the UK.

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Superquilt multi-layer foil earns Agrement Approval The effectiveness of SuperQuilt, part of the YBS range, as a single layer insulation solution for use beneath pitched roof rafters, in either new-build or refurbishment situations has been underlined by the award of a coveted BBA Certificate. Agrement Certificate 17/5388 explains in detail how the already widely specified, multi-layer foil insulation can be used to retain energy within attic or habitable loft spaces: cutting fuel bills, improving comfort levels for building occupants and adding value. Importantly it can be employed to address detail areas such as the cheeks of dormers, dwarf walls, bonnet hips and other features. The Certification comes after prolonged evaluation by the British Board of Agrement and covers such considerations as related Building Regulation matters. design criteria, ventilation and installation guidance, as well as regular review by the highly respect authority. Crucially, the Agrement Certificate confirms that under normal conditions the durability of the SuperQuilt will be equivalent to that of the roof it is installed within and will contribute to controlling condensation in the roof space, while offering very good thermal performance. The emissivity of 0.03 for the

outer foil is complemented by a declared core thermal resistance of 1.35 m2KW. The Certificate further states that the BBA believes SuperQuilt can satisfy the requirements of not only the Building Regulations 2010 (England and Wales), but also the Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012, The Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004: making it “fit for purpose” nationwide. SuperQuilt is also used routinely by contractors and developers in the construction of exterior walls, where it is able to offer significant space savings thanks to its minimal 40mm thickness.

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A FIREWALL IS FOR LIFE It's not just a wall, it's a firewall, and use of composite panels for such crucial protection is giving buildings a huge performance boost. But, warns Brett Harrington, Divisional Manager for the Firewall and Data Division of ISD Solutions, you get what you pay for and firewalls must never become mere commodities for sacrifice on the altar of cost. Fire is the disaster that does not discriminate. No matter what or where your company is, fire can destroy it. The importance of fire safety from composite firewalls should therefore never be understated. The trend to use composite panel walls for applications including firewalls in modern warehouse construction is on the increase because of the multiple advantages they offer. In fact, their use across the warehouse sector is fast replacing traditional stud and block products in everything from warehouses and offices to cold stores and distribution centres. They are lightweight, tremendously durable and have improved thermal properties. Furthermore, build times are reduced, construction costs are lower and maintenance is easier. Compared to blockwork its carbon footprint is lower too. And with demand growing for ever-more cost-effective warehousing and all kinds of other storage at home and abroad, we have never been busier. But with opportunities come responsibilities – major ones. Firewalls must never be seen to be a mere commodity open to corner cutting on costs or time. They must use the most innovative fire-protection products, recognised by fire authorities and insurance companies. ISD Firewall, for example, is built around the latest steel-faced composite panels with non-combustible mineral fibre cores to offer complete protection for premises and their contents. These are an evolutionary replacement for jumbo stud or block walling that are faster to install, more aesthetically pleasing and completely demountable for re-use or re-positioning. The best designed firewall packages cover all aspects of junctions and penetrations, sealed using approved materials, which fully meet all clients’ fire protection requirements. The result is clean and smooth, stylish and safe. Furthermore, they are convenient and boast another key advantage: composite panels are a finished product. Traditional wall types, on the other hand, require 'follow-on' or 'wet trades' to plaster and paint the wall after installation. This in turn often requires scaffolding, which slows down the installation further. Composite panels therefore lead to significant savings in construction programmes and costs. The benefits stack up and are demonstrable: ISD Solutions is seeing upfront savings in build costs of up to 20% when compared to a traditional facility and a reported 30%

increase in long-term energy efficiency when compared to traditionally clad building projects for a range of commercial and industrial structures. The facts speak for themselves in exemplar installations such as Hydraforce. The leading manufacturer of hydraulic valves and controls wanted to expand its manufacturing facility by 7,000 square metres to allow it to bring more manufacturing over to the UK from its parent company in America. A major part of the construction project included a 30-minute fire-rated divisional wall to separate office and canteen areas from the warehouse. A series of non-fire rated walls and ceilings meanwhile formed a goods-in-and-out area and quality lab. The project was delivered to the required spec in just six weeks. Fire-rated viewing windows were installed within the office and canteen areas – all seamlessly integrated within the composite panels installed. It looks as well as it functions. All this was achievable because the most innovative fireprotection products were used to meet the requirements of independent certification bodies such as Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB). But design and installation are no less important than products and materials. Why should people choose expensive advanced reliable walling systems? Primarily to protect life, and property. By choosing products that are third-party accredited, the designer or architect is able to mitigate those risks and show due diligence has been met. The primacy of protecting life and property means firewalls need to be taken seriously. Products not appropriately thirdparty tested could contribute to a fire rather than stop its progress. An inferno in 1993 at a food processing factory in Hereford resulted in two fire fighters losing their lives after being trapped by a collapsed ceiling. The nature of construction does not always help. In many areas of the sector contractors are in a fiercely competitive market and increasingly looking to cut costs in any way possible. There will always be a temptation to use a cheaper “equivalent” product rather than an approved or specified one to gain the edge in winning work. But is that so-called equivalent the best product available to ensure fire does not spread? Rarely is the best product the most cost-effective and therefore the construction industry

risks building with average products and unskilled labour to reduce costs. As with most things, you get what you pay for, and using accredited products and installers minimises risks. Nowhere is the benefit of using the best products and installers more evident than in design details: the best designed firewall packages cover all aspects of junctions and penetrations. A partition may have multiple types of penetration such as services, steel frames, pedestrian or industrial doors and windows, but each component is integral to create the fire barrier. Such intricate design details were the focus of Urbaser Balfour Beatty (UBB), which wanted fire walls and compartmentation for a massive new Mechanical and Biological Treatment (MBT) facility for Essex Waste Partnership in Basildon. One of Europe's biggest waste treatments, it processes up to 417,000 tonnes of municipal waste from across the county. Containment and separation for the various treatment stages within the facility were critical to ensure safety, minimise fire risk and confine corrosive processing environments. ISD Solutions installed 8,500 square metres of specialist composite steel-faced panels within the concrete and steel structure to form airtight fire separation between key processing areas. The solution met stringent design parameters and used HPS200 coated panels and a unique ceramicoat coating on the firebatt which sealed the firewalls. The resulting highspec ‘marine quality’ solution is able to withstand volatile and corrosive conditions, minimise fire risk and help to limit insurance requirements for the facility. Projects of this scale and complexity set unique challenges. Dealing with the potentially corrosive environment needed a very high-spec solution and meticulous installation. But by selecting third-party-tested products and using accredited installers clients know they are selecting the best the market can offer. An experienced design team, covered with extensive PI insurance selects and installs the best solution for each scenario. Some companies use a sub-contracted designer rather than an employed design team which can raise quality issues. Other companies provide no design for their panel installation at all.

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Mapei’s Planitop Smooth & Repair R2 begins UK production Mapei UK is transferring production of Planitop Smooth and Repair R2 to its West Midlands manufacturing centre. The rapid-setting thixotropic and fibre-reinforced, cementitious mortar can be applied in a single layer from 3 to 40mm thickness and is ideal for repairing and smoothing concrete. Paul Russell, Concrete Product Manager at Mapei UK commented: “Planitop Smooth and Repair R2 is an all- encompassing repair and smoothing mortar that has been used throughout Europe for many years. The success of this product within the UK has now enabled Mapei UK Ltd to produce this material at our Halesowen production facilities which enable a quicker route to market.” Planitop Smooth & Repair R2, can be used on non-structural repairs and smoothing

STO solution ensures a warm welcome for guests at a new luxury hotel A complete external wall insulation solution from Sto is now helping residents at a new luxurious four-star hotel receive a warm welcome. The solution, which includes external wall insulation, render and a special heat-reflecting façade paint, has been installed at the 253-room Park Regis Hotel in Birmingham. “The concrete-framed building was constructed in the 1960s and required a major refurbishment to raise it to the high standards necessary for a four-star hotel,” explains a representative from project architects Building Design Group. “The Sto solution provided the sort of reliable thermal insulation performance we required, and

also allowed us to create a striking appearance for the refurbished building. “We recommend our StoTherm Classic external wall insulation system for this type of project,” adds Sto’s Technical Consultant, Phil Tye. “It’s insulation performance has been proven in many different climates around the world, and it combines an expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation board with rendering and finish components which are entirely cement-free. This creates market-leading impact resistance which is up to 10 times greater than similar cementitious systems, making it ideal for this type of demanding city centre location.” I enquiry 106

New VEKA Vertical Slider raises the bar


The brand new VEKA Vertical Slider was one of several innovative and exciting window and door systems debuted by VEKA Group at the FIT Show 2017, and it has all the hallmarks to become a modern classic. Vertical sliders – traditionally known as sash windows – are among today’s most coveted window styles, and not only in the heritage market with which they’re most associated. With its new VEKA Vertical Slider, VEKA Group has embraced traditional design cues to create a window that is suitable for conservation areas and listed buildings, while offering features and performance that would be entirely at home in a luxurious new-build development.

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Aggregate Industries keeps it light for high rise apartments

Aggregate Industries’ Lytacrete solution was the product of choice when it came to helping to introduce an additional floor midconstruction at a new seven story upmarket apartment scheme in Southampton. Located on Albert Road South, Southampton, the luxury apartment block was originally conceived as a six story scheme. Part-way through construction, plans were redesigned to include an additional floor – creating 20 apartments (7 one bedroom, 12 two bedroom and 1 three bedroom) for the area. The challenge for Wright Investments was to include another floor without overloading the existing structure that was already in place – no easy feat. However, fortunately this was made possible with the help of Aggregate Industries who suggested Lytacrete – a specialist lightweight solution – in place of conventional weighty concrete. I enquiry 108

layers on internal and external, horizontal and vertical concrete surfaces, suitable for repairing structures exposed to the open air and permanent contact with water. Planitop Smooth and Repair R2 can be used for quick repairs to deteriorated parts in concrete such as corners of beams, as well as for the speedy smoothing over of surface defects in cast concrete, such as honeycombs, spacer holes and construction joints, before the surface is painted with a coating such as Mapei’s Elastocolor. Mapei manufactures over 60 products in the UK at their base in Halesowen, West Midlands for the building industry. Email: or call 0121 508 6970 (option 2) for more information and technical assistance.

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Shower pumps to suit all shower scenarios With a range of pumps designed specifically to discharge shower water from areas without traditional gravity drainage, such as basements or lofts, customers can still choose their perfect shower thanks to Saniflo. From low level to traditional height shower trays – or completely flat wetroom floors – there is a solution that will suit most shower types. Wetroom floors are currently leading the shower revolution thanks to their minimalist, clean lines. The Sanifloor dual action shower pump is designed specifically for areas where floor drainage is an issue and space underneath is very limited. This unique pump both sucks the waste water from the gully and pumps it away. The two part kit features a powerful shower waste pump and a choice of gully designs so that it can be used to achieve a totally flat floor surface with either a tiled or vinyl wet room floor, depending upon the base surface used and a further third choice of gully works with low level shower trays of just 2cm. It can handle the most powerful rain heads and power showers thanks to its higher flow rates.

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Smart bathroom flooring choices can help people stay independent in their own homes for longer, explains Esther Bond, Specifications Consultant at Altro. Home adaptations allow individuals who are disabled, ageing or vulnerable to continue to live in their own homes for longer. This does require, however, homes to be adapted to provide a safe and comfortable environment for them to live in. When houses are adapted, you need to not only consider the needs of the individual now, but in the future. Physical and mental health can deteriorate over time, and to have a familiar environment that does not have to be changed reduces stress and confusion after the house modification. The bathing experience is an important part of life and environments should help people feel safe and relaxed. Colour is a way of achieving this, creating a warm, comforting and homely environment, even where the home is adapted with specialist equipment. We can recommend colour combinations that are appropriate for people with dementia and those with visual impairments. More accidents happen at home than anywhere else. That’s why safety should always be an important consideration when adapting a home. Slips and trips can easily happen when floors are wet or there is an uneven surface. Wet environments are not just about water; it’s also what we use in those areas, including shower gel and shampoo. The slip risks that these contaminants create are potentially dangerous and could cause serious accidents. Slips and falls aren’t the only consideration in wet environments. Indoor humidity and poor cleaning can lead to build-ups of bacteria and mould, which can impact health as well as the appearance of the rooms. For bathrooms, look for safety flooring that guarantees to reduce the chance of a slip or trip to one in a million, for the lifetime of the flooring so you can rest assured your home adaption will be safe for years to come.


In practical terms, adaptions that are easy to clean and maintain is an important consideration. Quite often

carers are in the workforce or are themselves elderly. Having an environment that is easy to keep clean makes life easier – and safer - for everyone. Surfaces that are impervious and can be washed and even steam cleaned allows the highest levels of hygiene to be maintained. Look for bathroom solutions such as a watertight and integrated floor and wall system that is easy to clean and is safe with a number of contaminants such as shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. Also look for the latest specialist safety flooring, designed to keep you safe in wetrooms, bathrooms, toilets, whether you are barefoot or wearing shoes, so you are safe no matter what you’re wearing (or not!). There are many reasons to choose safety flooring over tiles in domestic bathroom adaptations. Tiles and grouting are porous, making them more susceptible to harbouring bacteria. Tiles chip and crack more easily, allowing dirt and bacteria to collect and hide from cleaners. They can also allow water to reach the substrate, causing damage to walls. Grout lines are particularly vulnerable and even epoxy grout is susceptible. Unlike tiles, safety floors have no grout, giving bacteria nowhere to hide. In people’s homes more than anywhere, a comfortable, welcoming and attractive look matters. There are plenty of safety flooring options with contemporary shades that suit any domestic environment, including latest innovations with a soft-look finish that is more homely than traditional safety flooring. SPECIFYING CHECKLIST Floors: • Drainage/existing substrate • Type of equipment that will be used in the room • Extra impact resistance for walking aids and wheeled mobility aids • Cleaning • Stairs or ramps • Ground floor or upper floor location • Shoe and barefoot usage • Spillages of food, bodily fluids or chemicals

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L200 SERIES 5 SHOWING THE WORLD HOW IT’S DONE The Mitsubishi L200 Series 5 Titan is now more affordable than ever. From £199 per month+VAT1 over 3 years on a 10,000 p.a. mileage Contract Hire contract provided by Shogun Vehicle Leasing, and with outstanding 4WD ability, it really does show the world how it’s done. We call this Intelligent Motion. I enquiry 507

Take on the world | Visit to find out more 1. L200 Series 5 Titan rental shown is for manual transmission. Business users only, subject to status provided by Shogun Vehicle Leasing (a trading style of Lex Autolease Ltd, SK3 ORB). Excess mileage charges of 11.4p plus VAT per mile. Vehicle must be returned in good condition to avoid further charges. The offer is valid for new vehicles registered between 29th June and 27th September 2017, whilst stocks last. Other terms and mileages are available on request. Available at participating dealers in the UK (EXCLUDES Channel Island and I.O.M) subject to availability. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and is correct at time of going to print. The air conditioning system contains fluorinated greenhouse gases. Chemical name: HFC-134a. Pre-chased weight: 0.52kg. Global-warming potential ratio: 1430. Converted CO2 weight: 0.74t.


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The original 1958 concrete framed building was failing due to decay and ingress of water and needed structural stabilisation. DSP Architecture were appointed to repair and encapsulate the frame, resulting in a stunning transformation into a very modern teaching block befitting its ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating and complementing the other new school buildings. The renovation required removal of the old concrete spandrel panels, repairs to the concrete structure and then over-cladding with Kalwall panels supported on a new steel frame which was added to extend the floor space . The build was completed in two phases over the course of a year while the school continued to operate. The ability to keep the school functioning while the work was completed meant minimum disruption to staff and students. This meant there was minimal use of temporary classrooms during the works, thereby saving time and money.

Kalwall® sheds light on education

The two fully replaced elevations are a perfect example of how Kalwall can be used for the refurbishment of old and failing cladding and for aged buildings. The new façades allow floor to ceiling diffused and healthy daylight to flood the interior while providing privacy for students and removing any distractions. An integrated row of clerestory windows provides

ventilation and limited views to the outside. Studies show there is a high correlation between daylighting and increased human comfort. Kalwall eliminates all shadows and glare and the stark contrasts of light and shade which not only reduces eye fatigue but also enhances concentration. The system also enhances simplicity by doing away with the need for blinds, curtains or solar control. Even on cloudy days, the interior is flooded with natural daylight, which means less artificial lighting and, because Kalwall is highly insulating, energy costs are reduced. The standard Kalwall 70mm thick panel offers insulation up to 0.28W/m2K - equivalent to a cavity filled solid wall. Case studies and technical information are available from Structura UK Ltd on tel: 01233 501 504 or by visiting Geraldine Walder project architect at DSP comments, “The client specifically requested Kalwall for this project after seeing how well it worked on our previous project for the adjoining 6th form building. The advantage of it being fabricated off-site meant disruption and time on-site were minimised while the combination of high insulation, natural daylight and ventilation means reduced energy costs”. I enquiry 508

Kalwall® translucent cladding has been extensively used for the impressive refurbishment of the main teaching block at Featherstone High School in Southall, Middlesex.

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Modular Building Specialists Actavo Announces Major Expansion Actavo, the UK’s fastest-growing modular building company for the past three years, has expanded its presence with the opening of a new 120,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Hull, initially creating 33 new jobs. The new factory, located at 30 Freightliner Road in Hull, will produce bespoke, state-of-the-art modular accommodation for a variety of sectors, including education, healthcare, construction, commercial, rail and defence. CEO of Actavo | Structural Division, Roger Hastie, said “Today’s opening takes place against the backdrop of a revolution in the building industry, where modern methods of construction are increasingly being embraced. Faster, costeffective and more flexible, there is now a groundswell of support for modular construction’s ability to address many of the challenges we face in terms of supply and demand for accommodation in both the public and private sectors. We look forward to operating from our new Hull base and to playing an active role in the locality in the years ahead.”


Matthew Goff, Operations Director for Actavo | Building Solutions, said “Actavo is delighted to be establishing its new manufacturing facility and generating employment here in Hull. Initially, 33 new jobs are being created, and this number will rise over the next 12 months. Actavo chose Hull primarily due to the critical mass of industry and the skilled workforce in the city and surrounding areas. Our new premises is also strategically located, adjacent to the A116 Ring Road on the

western side of Hull city centre, which is ideal for an offsite construction company. As a business, we have always sought to lead from the front. In addition to being the UK’s fastestgrowing modular building company for 2014, 2015 and 2016, we were one of the first modular building companies to fully implement BIM Level 2 into our business.” Chairman and CEO of Actavo, Sean Corkery, commented: “As a company involved in many different sectors and geographies, we are extremely proud of the phenomenal growth of Actavo | Buildings in the UK in recent years. While the attention today is understandably on construction and

innovative design techniques, essentially our primary focus is on people – the thousands of families, workers, teachers, pupils, students, healthcare professionals, patients, defence force members and others who will benefit from using these modular buildings into the future.” Tel: 0330 1025544 I enquiry 509

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BOLD BRASS Road and rail tunnels are not often associated with inspirational design but this tunnel portal building in Austria, defined by perforated Nordic Brass copper alloy from Aurubis, takes a particularly bold approach. The 5.5km long Bosruck Tunnel passes through the Ennstal Alps, connecting Upper Austria with Styria. The original, two-way traffic tunnel has been renovated and a second, new tunnel built alongside. Now part of the A9 Pyhrn motorway, it is used by around 18,000 vehicles each day. This impressive engineering feat is announced by new portal structures at both ends of the tunnel. The highly architectonic approach taken is unusual for projects of this kind, suggesting a new building typology celebrating transport infrastructure. A series of screens – made up of perforated Nordic Brass cassettes, profiled and arranged to reflect the verticality of the surroundings – partially conceal buildings and equipment essential to the tunnel’s operation and safety. The rhythms of the screens highlight the experience of travellers as they approach and drive straight through the building, via the dramatic ‘flying roof’ entrance and exit galleries, acting as transition spaces between inside and out. Nordic Brass was chosen for its long-life and durability, including resistance to road salt, following trials simulating the exposure of the material over 30 years. Along with three other Aurubis copper or copper alloy clad projects, Bosruck Tunnel has been shortlisted for the 2017 European

in Architecture Awards: Copper All four shortlisted projects will also be featured on the Aurubis stand at the ‘100% Design’ event in London Olympia, 20-23 September. Nordic Brass – also available with a pre-weathered finish – is produced by Aurubis, part of the world’s leading integrated copper group and largest copper recycler. Other copper alloys include Nordic Bronze and the innovative Nordic Royal, an alloy of copper with aluminium and zinc, giving it a rich golden through-colour and making it very stable. The Aurubis architectural range also includes Nordic Standard ‘mill finish’ and Nordic Brown pre-oxidised copper, offering lighter or darker shades of brown determined by the thickness of the oxide layer. Various Nordic Green, Nordic Blue and Nordic Turquoise factoryapplied patinas have also been developed with properties and colours based on the same brochantite mineralogy found in natural patinas all over the world. I enquiry 510

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ALTRO ideal for £25 million Welsh Super School Award-winning Altro XpressLay™ safety flooring has been used throughout a £25 million secondary ‘super school’ in North Wales. At 4,500m2, it is the biggest ever Altro XpressLay installation in the North West.

As with most new-build school projects, cost and time were major factors in the construction of Rhyl High. Flooring company Linney Cooper — who were appointed by Willmott Dixon to install the flooring throughout the new school — were well aware of this. But even though Altro flooring had not originally been specified, Linney Cooper recommended switching to Altro XpressLay.

The new Rhyl High School has been funded by Denbighshire Council and the Welsh Government, and built by Willmott Dixon. It accommodates 1,200 students, and also provides a base for 45 students from a nearby community special school. The whole building was constructed to achieve a rating of “excellent” on the BREEAM scale.

Robert Goring, Senior Project Surveyor at Willmott Dixon, said: “We have been working with Linney Cooper for many years. Their expert knowledge of flooring led to a recommendation to change our specification to Altro XpressLay, which is a proven cost and time saving product. In addition, the flooring met the stringent criteria for safety, quality and design.”

James Sullivan, Linney Cooper Contracts Manager, said: “For the Rhyl High project, Altro XpressLay and its properties presented themselves as a better alternative flooring solution to the one specified, for many reasons. The substrate floor at the new school was a power-floated concrete that would take a great deal of preparation with diamond grinding and laying a dpm. But, crucially, Altro XpressLay can be laid without a dpm, because it can be put down straight onto a damp subfloor or a new concrete floor at up to 97% relative humidity. This means quick and easy installation without having to wait for the substrate to dry. “In addition, Altro Xpresslay can be laid without adhesive. There is no waiting for it to ‘cure’, we just lay, weld and walk on it the same day. There are no tacky areas, or having to plan installation in stages because of drying times. The flooring can be taken up and re-used elsewhere, and if we need to replace areas of damage or wear in the future, we can do so, very easily, with minimal disruption. There are no adhesive odours, either, which is perfect for sites such as schools.” James continued: “Altro XpressLay is not a short-term solution, it is a proven, groundbreaking flooring that holds as effectively as an Altro safety flooring installed using adhesive, and there are no rucks, no movement at all.” It offers the same guarantees and lifetime slip resistance of other Altro safety flooring. The floor can be removed easily, reused and is 100% recyclable at the end of its life. In addition to Altro XpressLay, Altro WhiterockTM White walling and Altro Stronghold™ 30 safety flooring were installed in the school kitchen. These products are often specified together as they deliver a proven combination of safety and hygiene in hard working environments.


Altro Whiterock White is the hygienic alternative to tiles that’s impact resistant, grout-free and easy to clean. Its smooth white surface and classic purity make it a timeless choice for any interior. Altro Stronghold 30 achieves Altro’s highest rating for slip resistance and is designed to minimise risk in wet and greasy conditions for the lifetime of the flooring. As well as helping to keep staff safe from slips, it also helps reduce their fatigue, thanks to its 3mm thickness which provides noise reduction and comfort underfoot. Linney Cooper installed the Altro Stronghold 30, while MI Contracts fitted the Altro Whiterock White. I enquiry 511

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Deceuninck’s New Grey Substrate Provides Perfect Alternative to Aluminium

Already the UK market leader in coloured PVC-U windows and doors, Deceuninck is launching its new grey substrate profile to the UK market this summer. Adding to the 26 colourways already available from stock, the new substrate is RAL 7021 (Black Grey) which will help service the growing demand for this architecturally popular colour. “Grey is a popular contemporary colour choice, especially in the commercial market,” comments Rob McGlennon of Deceuninck. “One in four windows in the UK are coloured, and the number is rising. By offering this new grey substrate we are reinforcing our position as leaders in the commercial and coloured window sectors. “The new profile option will be available across Deceuninck’s range of casement, tilt-and-turn and fully reversible windows, as well as for residential, French and patio doors. The smooth grey finish with a grey base foil will

A Compact Choice for Safety A new compact safety sensor for automatic swing doors has been added to GEZE’s suite of activation devices and sensor systems. The GC 342 sensor is a presence detector with a clean and modern line which is aesthetically pleasing while enhancing safe operation. The compact sensor, which comes in left and right versions, can be used with all GEZE automatic swing door operators, on

provide a direct comparison to aluminium windows and doors, but with significant thermal efficiency and cost benefits. In summary, the innovation will provide a wealth of new colour options to architects, specifiers and commercial developers. “Deceuninck is celebrating 80 years in business this year, which is a ringing endorsement for our ongoing innovation and – just as importantly – our ability to deliver that innovation where it matters. Colour has become a musthave deliverable for the commercial sector, and our strength

door leaves with a width of up to 1600 millimetres. It offers reliable detection, even when installed at a height of 3850mm and provides greater protection particularly in front of or behind the door leaf when the door closes and at the secondary closing edges. GC 342 is produced in black, white and EV1 (silver tone). It has been fully tested, meets the EN 16005 standard and has been type certified with GEZE automatic swing door systems by the German Association for Technical Inspection (TUV). GC 342 is available in a kit form, with left and right sensors, door connection cable, a transmission cable for hinge or opposite hinge side, corrugated hose and accessories, or as individual units. I enquiry 110

STO brings Viennese landmark to life with a stunning glass façade The completion of a major apartment block refurbishment project in Austria has shone the spotlight on the tremendous



range of design possibilities offered by the StoVentec Glass system. The project architects used StoVentec glass panels to create an unusual and dramatic new appearance for the building, and transform it into a major new focal point for the Central 7th district in Vienna. The building was designed by the Architektur Steinbacher Thierrichter practice, who specified the StoVentec glass for the main façade. Their aim was to create a unique ‘folded façade’ which, when combined with a strict ‘3D’ structural appearance, would emphasize the building’s prominent location and mark its position on the important Westbahnstrasse street which runs into the city centre. I enquiry 111

in this area sets us apart from our competition. That is why we will continue to prioritise the development of our colour offering.” For more information, visit, call 01249 816969 or follow us on Twitter @DeceuninckComm

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PAS1188 certificate is twice as nice for Watergate Flood Solutions Ltd

Golden days for the Steel Window Association It was back in 1967 during the "Summer of Love" that the Steel Window Association was born after a breakaway from the Metal Window Federation; now 50 years later, the group remains an absolutely vital tool for the UK's steel window industry which collectively upholds the association's constitution of establishing standards of quality and performance in collaboration with the British Standards Institution. In addition there were window frames from the small, medium and large range of universal window sections. Indeed, even 50 years ago, some manufacturers were employing the then recently-launched W20 range of profiles. This new and exciting range of twenty individual sections, hence the title W20, was the first series of steel window profiles that incorporated a weather-strip groove. These profiles could also accommodate a double-glazed unit which many considered at the time to be nothing more than a passing fad! As the years rolled by, the Steel Window Association modified the bead to allow larger glass units to be glazed into the W20 sections. I enquiry 112

Halo customer Watergate Flood Solutions Ltd has been certified with the recently-revised PAS1188 BSI Kitemark for Flood Protection Products for its composite flood door. Watergate spent 18 months honing its design and subjecting products to rigorous testing in order to achieve the accreditation, with support from VEKA Group. The anti-flood specialist – which fabricates up to 50 doors every week – made the switch to Halo profile in 2015, and has been using its outer frames exclusively ever since. The most recent PAS1188 certificate will be the company's second, having already received one for its PVC-U door models.

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Add a purist, natural feel to your home with a Garador crafted timber door Garador’s expertly crafted timber Up & Over garage doors give a traditional style and feel to any property. There are two ranges of timber Up & Over garage doors: the Solid Cedar range and the Elizabethan range. Both ranges have a variety of designs and timber stain options to choose from. The Solid Cedar range is constructed solely from beautiful red cedar, while the Elizabethan range offers a more complex assortment of designs which are constructed from solid red cedar combined with a plywood backing. The selection of designs on offer in the Solid Cedar range is impressive, with the classical Vertical Cedar and Horizontal Cedar door designs, providing a timeless look that would enhance the appearance of any home. More sophisticated door designs, such as the Ashton, deliver a unique look and have windows at the top of the door panel to allow daylight inside the garage. Garador’s Elizabethan range offers a more complex selection of designs which are constructed from solid red

cedar and plywood. The Elizabethan’s elegant Seymour design, for instance, is constructed with carefully crafted strips of cedar wood, each of which features a stop chamfer and several styled arches uniformly spaced at the top of the door; all positioned against a plywood backing. Each and every Garador timber Up & Over garage door is available in a choice of 6 long-lasting stain options. These distinct variations in colour enhance the appearance of the wood adding a further dimension to a door that is constructed from natural materials. The colour stain options available include Light Oak, Antique Oak, Mahogany, Walnut, Chestnut and Ebony; the choice of lighter and darker colour stains helps to bring the door to life in different ways and gives you the opportunity to find a perfect finish for any

home. All of Garador’s Up and Over timber garage doors are built around a steel box section chassis, which provides a rigid and stable door design that is sure to last well into the future. A further choice of side-hinged and personnel timber garage doors are also available, to further complement the Garador timber Up & Over garage door range.

These beautiful precision-engineered natural timber doors are a great way to add real style and value to any property. Find out more at 01935 443704 or visit I enquiry 516

ASTRASEAL COMMERCIAL USES REHAU GENEO FOR £1M LANDMARK BERKELEY HOMES PROJECT Astraseal Commercial completed the latest Waterfront phase of Berkeley Homes’ landmark Royal Arsenal Riverside development in Woolwich using windows and doors fabricated in the innovative REHAU GENEO 6 chamber fibre composite system.


Berkeley Homes switched to REHAU GENEO from the aluminium and timber composite systems which had been used on the earlier phases of the project because REHAU’s commercial team were able to work with Astraseal to convince them of the thermal, acoustic and security benefits of the Passivhaus certified and fully recyclable GENEO window system. The 86mm GENEO system is among the most energy efficient profile systems available - with Uw values from 1.1 W/m2K for low energy houses to 0.73 W/m2K for Passivhaus installations without the need for high

specification glazing. It also offers break-in protection up to resistance class 2 without reinforcement and class 3 with reinforcement, and sound insulation to class 5 without steel reinforcement. One of the key factors for Berkeley Homes was that the REHAU GENEO system has slim sightlines of just 115mm, replicating the look of aluminium and giving residents of the £440,000 - £750,000 apartments almost uninterrupted views of the Thames. It also has inherent strength because it is extruded using the RAUFIPRO® fibre reinforced composite material

which is similar to material used in aircraft construction and Formula 1 race cars. This means it could be used to fabricate windows and doors at Royal Arsenal Riverside with full height glazing up to 2.3m and full widths of up to 1.2m without the need for steel reinforcement. Specialist commercial fabricator Astraseal installed 660 windows and 124 doors on the project, as well as working on other elements which would not normally be contained within the window package in order to give the client a ‘one stop shop’ supplier solution. This included aluminium

cloaking of reveals, soffits and the underside of balconies. All of the window and doors were finished in smooth Anthracite Grey on the exterior and white on the interior to match the finish of the aluminium frames used on the earlier phases of the development.

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Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, with their approved fabricator Nordic Installations completed a new, high specification, bespoke 7-bedroom private residential project.

Comar 5P.i Advanced Tilt & Turn and Casement windows were specified as they offer slim sight lines, thus maximising daylighting as well as the profiles themselves having thicker walls that provide robustness and large spans to ensure they stand the test of time. The full range of Comar 5P.i & 5P.i ECO windows can be integrated into Comar 6 and are designed to meet CWCT standards & recommendations.

Comar 6 stick build curtain walling was installed. Comar 6 is a versatile thermally efficient system designed to integrate panels and glass of different widths into the façade with special profiles to include opening vents and doors. The design of Comar 6 makes it ideal for complex facetted curtain walls as well as sheer glazed facades. Comar 9P.i High Performance Pivot Doors were hung directly from the

Comar 6 curtain walling. Comar 9P.i windows, doors and framing offers a truly integrated solution with low U-values and fast-track fabrication & installation. All aluminium was powder coated to a Grey RAL 7024 Satin finish. All Comar approved fabricators are required to have the technical expertise to attend pre-site meetings and provide detailing. Nordic Installations liaised closely with the specifiers to provide design advice and detailing which ensured the project ran smoothly and met site deadlines.

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Uninterupted views with Alumen’s Cor-Vision plus “Homeowners want to connect their indoor and outdoor spaces and Cor-Vision Plus is a significant step towards that. While its ultra-slim design is the headline feature, everything about it has been put together with practicality in mind. When the doors are closed they’ll see just 25mm of profile, everything else is glass. But when the doors are open, its innovative inlaid pocket frame means that there’s zero threshold – nothing to interrupt the flow from inside to outside. The rollers are in the frame, while the sashes have stainless steel reinforced channels. This makes operation incredibly smooth and easy, and enables heavier sashes. As result, sashes up to 400kg can be manually operated, while any sash up to 700kg can be motorised. This summer, established aluminium fabricator Alumen Ltd is launching a new product that’s set to revolutionise the aluminium sliding door market. Partnering with Spanish aluminium giants Cortizo, Alumen is one of the first fabricators to launch the Cor-Vision Plus sliding door to the UK market.


Alan Robinson, Alumen’s MD elaborates: “The new aluminium sliding door system has been designed to offer uninterrupted, expansive glass areas thanks to its incredibly slim sightlines. Its innovative inlaid frame design, coupled with ultra-slim sash profiles, means that the visible profile on an installed doorset is just 25mm. “Cor-Vision Plus offers industry-leading credentials across the board. It’s available with maximum sash sizes up to four metres width and height, with two, three of four sash options. Sashes can be fixed or sliding, on twin or triple tracks. It can handle double or triple glazed IGUs up to 54mm thick, allowing U-values of down to 0.9 and acoustic insulation of up to 43 dBA.

“The result is a stunning - although almost invisible architectural sliding door that can be used in apertures up to 16 metres wide by four metres high. But more importantly, it allows people to connect their indoor and outdoor spaces in a way that’s never been seen before.” For more information on Cor-Vision Plus call 01536 737 377 or visit

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FROM ERA With smart technology becoming increasingly prevalent in the UK market, ERA has taken home security to the next level with a range of smartphone-connected, wireless Alarm systems. Offering a choice of five user-friendly models, ERA smart alarm kits benefit from a modular design, enabling builders and specifiers to create a comprehensive network of alarms to suit any home security project.

From the Valiant Solar Siren Alarm Kit – which offers a convenient smart security starter pack for smaller properties – to the impressive Invincible Dual Network Alarm System, the full range of ERA wireless alarm kits feature a simple ‘plug and play’ set up and include magnetic door/window sensors, as well as pet friendly motion sensors as standard, which can be easily fitted around the home. Marketing Manager, Tania Tams explained, “ The wireless design of our smart alarm kits is a real attraction for many installers and end users alike. Doing away with what can be quite a time-consuming installation process, most ERA alarm kits can be plugged into the mains and set up via the integrated control panel, making it easy to secure the home in just a few simple steps. “ Offering an attractive added extra sales option in cases of refurbishment and building works, the alarm kits have been specifically designed with builders and tradesmen in mind. Tania continues, “It is worth noting that ERA offers two

distinct ranges of Alarms. Whilst our consumer-facing miGuard collection is a popular product range for DIY retailers, our professional-standard Alarm kits offer a number of additional features and benefits to allow the tradesman to fit with confidence.” The company’s most advanced models, including the Vault and Invincible, come complete with RFID tags for rapid disarming and can be programmed to deliver automatic updates – including intruder, flood and smoke alerts – to a user’s smartphone via SMS. What’s more, ERA smart alarm kits feature the latest GSM technology, meaning that the home can be remotely controlled and monitored from anywhere in the world using the corresponding ERA Alarm App.

or solar powered outdoor sirens provide an ideal visual deterrent, whilst ERA’s portable Internal Plug-In Siren offers extra reassurance in larger properties and annexes. Easily installed for use as part of a wider smart security system, all ERA sirens can also be employed as stand-alone alarm systems, when connected to the company’s magnetic door/window sensors.

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Thanks to their adaptable, modular design, ERA smart alarm kits can be extended to incorporate a range of accessories, including additional sensors, smoke and water detectors and even an IP HD security camera. Tania added, “With many of our smart alarm models able to support up to 50 additional sensors, a user can build upon their existing kit to create a versatile, all-encompassing alert system for the modern home.”

Whilst all ERA smart alarm kits feature an internal siren, users may wish to enhance their security system with an additional live or replica siren. A choice of mains-connected

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Fast Access for Cyclists Encouraging the cycling ethos, TORMAX was specified to install two full-glass automatic sliding doors to the new Gravesend Cycle Hub, providing fast access for busy commuters looking to drop off their bikes before catching the train. The entrances are both powered by low-energy, TORMAX iMotion 2202 operators which are have a reputation for exceptional reliability in the long-term, even in a hectic location such as this. A million-pound development, the Cycle Hub is a gleaming new glass building situated next to Gravesend train station, housing more than 280 bikes in a safe, secure and dry location. TORMAX worked with Sealtite Windows Ltd and main contractor Walker Construction to deliver an access solution that minimises the risk of bottlenecks during rush hour at either end of the working day. One door allows bikes to be pushed in and out of the Hub, whilst the other is for pedestrians leaving or entering the facility.

Swiss-owned, TORMAX has been designing, manufacturing, installing and maintaining bespoke automatic entrance systems worldwide for over 60 years. The iMotion range of door operators is in-house designed and combines unique AC motor technology with a state-of-the-art microprocessor control system. Working in tandem, these guarantee permanent monitoring of door leaf movements, making automatic adjustments as necessary to deliver extraordinarily reliable operation.

With cost an important consideration for Kent County Council, this long operational lifespan lowers the total cost of ownership, allowing for more effective financial planning with reduced ongoing budgetary expenditure. iMotion operators also represent a sustainable solution too, with over 95% of the components being recyclable.

Cycle Hub,” comments Simon Roberts, MD for TORMAX UK. “The self-monitoring function on the door operators will ensure they always perform at maximum efficiency, even in a potentially dirty location like this.”

“Making it quick and easy for people to drop off and pick up their bikes is key to encouraging use of the

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ASPEX launches innovative steel door system Aspex, one of the UK’s leading architectural ironmongery and door companies, has strengthened its presence in the market with the addition of an innovative steel door system to its existing Novista Riser range.


The Novista doorset system was originally developed in 2015 to meet the demands of architects looking for a minimalist aesthetic. Door frames are hidden resulting in walls that are uninterrupted as there is no need for obtrusive architrave. The original system had a timber door leaf, and whilst this is still available, the latest addition, Novista Steel Riser doors, launched in June 2017.

The Novista Steel Riser is suitable in locations, which require either a very high fire or acoustic rating. The steel risers are fire rated to FD120 and acoustic rated to 40dB. Traditional steel riser doorsets are often prefabricated, resulting in a very heavy product, which is cumbersome and difficult to install. Aspex has developed a simple onsite installation process, which is intuitive and requires no special skills. The steel door system – which has already been installed in the Ruskin Square office development in Croydon – can be adapted

to suit any project. It can be pre-painted to any RAL colour or primed to allow on-site painting for precise colour matching with the adjacent wall. Riser doors can be used for a wide range of applications including ducts, cupboards, and access to bathroom pods. In addition to riser doors, the Novista range also includes the Novista Doorsets, which feature an aluminium frame that can be mounted into a block or stud wall that is either single or double boarded. The doorsets are ideal for use in hotels as bathroom access doors or risers, and in commercial office buildings and apartments.

Ashley Burberry, Managing Director of Aspex UK, said: “The launch of our Novista Steel Riser marks an exciting time for the business as we continue to strengthen our Novista range. We’ve worked on some exciting projects over the last year and our new range is testament to our ambition and drive to continue to develop products in line with architectural demand. “We’re looking forward to working closely with our customers further to provide the highest quality design solutions.” I enquiry 523

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BRIO PUTS A CURVE IN IT Brio architectural hardware made an adventurous curved door project a reality for an innovative wedding venue in north Devon.

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Tunnels Beaches is a network of hand carved tunnels leading to sheltered beaches and a tidal Victorian bathing pool at Ilfracombe, the location of a breath-taking beach front wedding venue operated by Devon Beach Weddings. The bespoke building curving out of the rock means there are no concerns about the UK weather and whatever turn it takes it is all visible through curved bi-folding glazed doors – whether opened or closed. The owner had the idea to refurbish and at the same time to extend the upper story of the curved building by 2 metres, installing curved bi-folding glazed doors and thereby increasing capacity from 130 guests to 160. With a full house for weddings in 2017, (120+ weddings booked), over 100 weddings already booked for 2018 and prime dates in 2019 booking fast, the extension was a must.

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Awlwood Joinery already had a good relationship with the owners Jamie and Zoe McLintock having worked with them at the Tunnels Beaches Bath House – an old Victorian bath house – which was turned in to wedding accommodation for the venues guests, so when the scheme was mooted to install curving bi-folding doors the McLintock’s turned to David Wray at Awlwood Joinery. “It wasn’t anything we had done before but we are skilled guys and the concept is not beyond the reach of man – after all we can send men to the moon – so we undertook the commission. The architect, RGP of Barnstaple, came up with a scheme and we did as they instructed – but with fewer doors (two sets, opening out). The design included wood cladding and lots of steel.

Debuted at the FIT Show 2017, VEKA Group’s brand new Imagine Lift & Slide Patio Door is the latest addition to its luxurious, innovative and technically advanced Imagine suite of doors. Designed to ‘let nature into your living space’, the system can incorporate between two and four sashes;


the results especially with Brio’s new dual point locking mechanism. Most bi-folding doors are locked top and bottom which means reaching up and bending down to operate. The new Brio system is a finger locking mechanism. I am so impressed with it I am using it on all jobs. It may be more expensive but it is well worth the investment for the huge improvement and simplified operation and it looks so much better.

more sophisticated finish with the 288 lever handle readily accessible in the central part of the door so there is no reaching up or bending down to operate bolts.

Brio’s 286 Dual Point Lock system launched last year has been joined by Brio’s 288 Lever Furniture to give joiners a deluxe option to offer their customers who now, more than ever, are looking for aesthetics as well as practicality. Brio’s 286 Dual Point Lock is suitable for Brio’s tough exterior folding system Weatherfold 4s with timber or aluminium panels and for single hinge panels, such as French doors, up to 3.5 metres high, offering an alternative to the standard flushbolts. It is both ultra secure and aesthetically pleasing. Rather than having the standard flushbolt at the top and the bottom of the door system on the inside of the property the end user can now choose a

According to David Newton, General Manager UK at Brio, the demand for bifolding and sliding exterior and interior doors is set to continue apace, with a variety of aesthetic demands from delicate ‘floating’ glass systems to commercial style projects such as this example in North Devon. “What this means in practice is that Brio, with its range of product and flexible attitude, will continue to keep pace with the architect’s need for innovative product that can transform anything they design on paper into reality,” he says.

“I am also impressed with Brio R&D – they are always coming up with new ideas and fixes. Best on the market. The solutions are effective and the Brio representatives are helpful and thoughtful – that’s a one-off!”

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“We opted for the Brio Weatherfold 4s system after talking to Bob Harrison at Hebden & Holding architectural ironmonger and the Brio team which takes panels up to 1 metre wide. The decision was led by the architect’ plans and the constraints of the timber as you cannot have huge pieces of curved timber so we had to make up the doors from smaller pieces that would eventually be bolted together on site. The actual frame was put together by the owner’s site carpenters.” David Wray says: “I am very pleased with aesthetics are key, the new W50 TB steel window offers narrow sight lines and a Uvalue as low as 1.4 W/m2K, depending on the glazing unit employed. The use of the system has been pioneered in the UK by West Leigh (, working closely with Swiss designer and supplier, Ottostumm. It is based on highly engineered, thermally broken steel sections designed to closely replicate the character of the traditional W20 steel window. The design of the thermally broken profile means that W50 TB steel windows are manufactured differently from traditional solid, hot rolled steel section windows. With this in mind, West Leigh, a member of the Steel Window Association, developed new window manufacturing techniques and appropriate paint applications. In the twelve months since launching the W50 TB profile, the company has successfully employed it to fulfill over £1 million of supply and install orders. I enquiry 114

New VEKA Imagine door lifts expectations


any and all of which can be configured to ‘lift and slide’ depending on the user’s requirements. And, thanks to its safe and secure construction – utilising extra large steel reinforcements within the profile – the Imagine Lift & Slide Patio Door is strong enough to easily handle both residential and commercial applications. Dawn Stockell, VEKA Group’s Marketing Director comments: “The Imagine Suite remains one of the industry’s most significant developments in terms of doors, with each new addition embracing its ethos of quality, capability and style. The Lift & Slide Patio Door is no exception, offering luxurious expanses of glass while providing ‘best in class’ levels of insulation depending on the glazing used.” I enquiry 115

Reynaers sliding doors give more than meets the eye The key performance features of the CP 130 sliding door from leading aluminium systems company Reynaers extend far beyond its stunning exterior. At first glance, one brand of sliding door may appear similar to the next, but looks can be deceiving. Up close, the superior quality of Reynaers’ systems is evident, with an industry-leading maximum glass size of 2.7m in height. The slimline aluminium frames can also support glass up to 43mm in thickness and 300kg in weight. These huge panes of glass command panoramic, uninterrupted views that welcome natural light into the home. By choosing a special corner solution, it is possible to open up the space without any fixed corner element for a complete removal of barriers between internal and external spaces. Not only this, but the ease of operation takes the CP 130 one step further for homeowners. Reynaers’ lift-and-slide solution has a longer handle which, when turned through 180°, lifts the door slightly, reducing the friction and allowing the door to open and close with the lightest of touches.

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Idyllic introduction for Penrith’s new Independent Network member North Lakes NLG Window Systems has been quick to take full advantage of its Independent Network membership, having joined the pioneering installer support organisation just six months ago. Recently rebranded from Network VEKA, Independent Network recognised North Lakes with one of two ‘Best New Member’ awards at its annual Members’ Weekend. The Penrith-based company has been full of praise for the benefits that membership has brought, such as training; marketing support and heightened customer confidence. Martin Smith, who owns and operates the company alongside his wife Lindsey, commented: “Independent Network really helps to make the most of being a VEKA installer. Not only are customers reassured that they’re buying the industry’s leading doors and windows, but they’ll also be fitted to the highest standards – guaranteed. Since joining, we’ve attended various Independent Network training days, and feel more than ever that we’re fully ‘up to speed’ with industry advances as a result. I enquiry 117

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STUDOR Solution waves goodbye to ugly rooftops An architect’s vision for a ‘wave-effect’ building with no roof protrusions, to mirror the sinuous lines of nearby hills, has been achieved thanks to drainage ventilation expert Studor. Italian architects, in conjunction with the multi-discipline company STEAM, designed the €130m Monselice Hospital in Northern East Italy to ensure it not only fulfilled the highest

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The premier hot melt system for high performance green roofs, podiums and highly detailed waterproofing schemes is Alumasc’s Hydrotech, which protects prestigious buildings such as the Eiffel Tower, Canary Wharf and the Cheese Grater and has been used world-wide for over 50 years without a single product failure. When it comes to large-scale new build projects, to ensure a building’s longevity and risk-free future, the structural waterproofing must be the highest standard, expertly installed and come with great on-site support. Why consider anything else? Designed to safeguard against the most

operational requirements, but also had a profile in harmony with the adjacent sloping hillside landscape. To achieve this aesthetic look, the integrity of the rooftops needed to be maintained, and the design did not allow for any roof protrusions to interrupt the flow of the roofline. The project’s MEP contractor, Gemmo SpA, recognising that input from an expert in drainage ventilation was needed, asked Studor (with over 40 years’ experience in the field) to advise on the drainage system design. I enquiry 118

common pitfalls, the Alumasc Promise includes the security of expert installers, continual on-site supervision, professional testing and comprehensive, post-installation support. It guarantees the integrity of a roof prior to, during and after installation, providing peace of mind for the future because of its unrivalled track record of zero product failures in over 50 years.

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VELUX announces new Managing Director to lead its roof window operations in the UK

Revolutionary product provides smoke safety A new product by leading rooflight manufacturer Xtralite will deliver huge benefits to the construction industry in terms of smoke ventilation and safety both in new build, retro-fit and restoration projects. Xtralite has developed an Automatic Opening Vent (AOV) which provides enhanced connectivity and boasts a powerful 24-volt electric motor which effortlessly powers the arms which open the vent. Upon detection of smoke the vent will open automatically through an integrated system giving building users peace of mind. “Our AOV fulfils a market niche in that it combines the aesthetics and practicalities of a rooflight and the essential safety of smoke ventilation,” said Jim Lowther sales director Xtralite. “Increased flexibility is now given to specifiers to embrace the credentials of this exceptional product which supports essential requirements in commercial applications keeping buildings and people safe.” I enquiry 120

Roof window manufacturer VELUX® has announced that Pedro Poole Derqui will head up its UK-wide operations. The 52-year-old has been appointed managing director and will lead a team of 250 staff across the UK and Ireland from its UK head office in Glenrothes, Fife. Pedro, who has been in position since 1 June, will be responsible for growing the UK business, which makes a range of roof windows that it sells to the construction sector and homeowners, with the aim of giving customers the very best quality, price and service across the whole of the UK. Pedro has more than 12 years’ experience of working in the roof window industry having joined VELUX in Spain where he was managing director. Before joining VELUX, Pedro spent most of his career in high profile marketing and sales positions working for companies including Unilever, where he was brand manager for cleaning products Comfort, CIF and Domestos, and high end hair and make-up brands L'Oréal, Maybelline and Garnier.

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Ecopro Silicate Masonry Paint will tackle the damp problem by enabling this windmill’s wall to breathe, while providing a long lasting water and weather resistant barrier.

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Specifying for sustainability, Downs Merrifield chose Ecopro Matt Emulsion for this new build home. Here, white walls pick up a warm glow from the timber stairs, doors and flooring. (Photo courtesy: Rob Boltman Photography and Downs Merrifield architects).

We all have a responsibility to the environment. Many architects and builders are responding to that by recycling and upcycling whenever possible. But what else can be done to minimise the environmental impact of a project? Colin Jones, Technical Sales Advisor at Earthborn, has a suggestion. Look at the wall in front of you. The answer is probably staring you in the face. Paint. Paint features in just about every design project, but how often do you consider its properties beyond colour and performance? What about its environmental credentials and sustainability? Harmful ingredients: Conventional, acrylic based paints contain two potentially harmful components: volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and acrylic softeners. Both escape into the atmosphere during painting and for many years after application, contributing to greenhouse gases. These toxic ingredients can also find their way into drains and groundwater when washing out brushes and disposing of paint tins in landfill. As well as being harmful to the environment, they can cause chest complaints, aggravate allergies and cause sick building syndrome.

paints, but they are found to varying degrees even in water based paints. The EU limit for paints to be classed as minimal VOC is 30g/L. However, this is relatively high compared to the value that environmentalists recommend and which can be found among a new breed of environmentally friendly paints. It is advisable to seek out those containing a maximum of just 0.5g/L VOC. The easiest way to ensure you’re creating a sustainable, environmentally sound specification is to check the paint is EU Ecolabel approved. This stringent standard covers every aspect of a product's manufacture, use and disposal. Earthborn paints have achieved this demanding standard. Made without oils or acrylics, they are virtually VOC free and highly breathable. That means they do not give off any toxic emissions, so are much better for the environment as well as the health of building occupants. The breathability means moisture can permeate out through the paint, preventing damage to walls and significantly reducing their

maintenance lifecycle. Aesthetics and performance: You do not need to sacrifice quality or aesthetics for environmental benefits. Carefully selected ingredients and technologically advanced manufacturing processes create stylish, high performance products that are safer to use and sound for the environment. Claypaint, for example, is a unique, clay based emulsion that is highly breathable, covers exceptionally well and gives a distinctive, ultra matt finish. More commonly used on plastered walls, it works equally well on timber substrates. Ecopro Matt Emulsion, Lo Sheen Emulsion and Eggshell are now all available in all 98 shades of BS4800, plus black and white - and are all made in the UK. The new palette offers a huge choice and enables colour matching with other decorating features. The Ecopro range is uniquely formulated for high performance and all three products are totally oil and acrylic free, with minimal VOCs. Ecopro Emulsions are water-based,

low odour, environmentally sound alternatives to conventional wall and ceiling emulsions. The Matt option is particularly suitable for use on new plaster, while Lo Sheen is formulated for enhanced durability and washability, making it suitable for higher traffic areas. Eggshell - the newest addition to the range - is suitable for use on interior walls, ceilings and woodwork. It’s a complete all-rounder. It dries to an attractive sheen that is durable, washable and scuff resistant. Complying with the strict EU Ecolabel standards, Earthborn's Ecopro range is not only eco friendly but newly decorated rooms can be brought back into use quickly because the paints do not give off any harmful emissions or odours. Available in 24 shades, Ecopro Silicate Masonry Paint is a highly durable and highly breathable alternative to conventional masonry paints and limewash. It can be used on any porous mineral surface, such as brick, stone, concrete, render and limewash. It is especially suitable for renovations. The Ecopro silicate system from Earthborn is water based, oil and acrylic free, making it minimal VOC and very environmentally friendly. It gives the same breathability as limewash but is far superior in terms of longevity and ease of use. I enquiry 534


Acrylic based paints can also adversely affect walls. It is now widely recognized that they prevent a wall from breathing, which can lead to moisture damage such as blown plaster. Sustainable specification: High levels of VOCs generally are associated with oil based

Ecopro Eggshell is used by Rowan Kitchens to give a hard wearing and environmentally sound finish to their hand built kitchens.

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

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Plastering simplified with new Knauf ProRoll With its brand new roller-applied range of finishing and surface-levelling ready-mixed plasters, Knauf has introduced ProRoll, a new quick, clean and efficient way of plastering residential homes and smaller projects. Suited to both smooth and textured backgrounds, Knauf ProRoll is applied to surfaces using a 9-inch medium pile roller and extension pole as required, ensuring a quick and easy installation while reducing the physical effort required of plastering. Pre-mixed, Knauf ProRoll can be applied directly from the tub, producing

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only a fraction of the mess of a traditional plaster product. In addition, any excess material can simply be removed from a surface and recycled into the container, reducing wastage even further. Knauf ProRoll is available in two variants, Knauf ProRoll Light and Knauf ProRoll Max. Knauf ProRoll Light can be applied in coats of 1mm to a maximum of 3mm using multiple coats, providing a fine finish when applied over gypsum boards, sand stone blocks and other smooth surfaces. Conversely, Knauf ProRoll Max is a surface-levelling compound that is ideal for the preparation of irregular and uneven surfaces prior to a final finishing with Knauf ProRoll Light. Highly versatile and adaptable to a number of decorating scenarios, ProRoll Max is an ideal solution for surface levelling, with up to 4mm possible in multiple coats. I enquiry 123

Bostik becomes official partner of Tour de France Bostik has signed up as an official partner of iconic cycling event, the Tour de France. The new sponsorship agreement upgrades the firm’s previous participation as an official supplier in 2015 and 2016 and will run for the next two years. The event will be used M to communicate and promote as a platform the Bostik brand to a large global audience. The 2017 event, the 104th time the race has been held, takes place from 1st-23rd July starting with the Grand Départ from Düsseldorf in Germany. The 3,540 kilometer route across 21 stages will also visit Belgium and Luxembourg. 198 riders from 22

competing teams will encounter some of the most challenging terrain in world cycling before crossing the finish line on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on 23rd July. The race will be broadcast to an estimated audience of 2 billion TV viewers and 10 to 12 million spectators are expected to line the route. In addition, the Tour de France official website will attract 36 million visitors during the event while an additional 6 million fans will follow the race’s social media accounts. Using a promotional theme of ‘The Gecko Sticks Everywhere’, the new

Get groutstanding tiling with Dunlop GX-500 – the new, all-in-one grout for walls and floors!


GX-500 is Dunlop’s most advanced tile grout yet and provides builders and contractors with an all-round grout in eight unique colours. Suitable for wall AND floor tiling, Dunlop GX-500 can be used for almost any situation and with most tile types including ceramic, porcelain, natural stone and mosaic tiles. Water and frost resistant, it comes in a range of shades to suit any project request including Polar White, Jasmine Cream, Harvest Beige, Sahara Sand, Conker Brown, Mist Grey, Graphite Grey and Liquorice Black. The flexible nature of the grout means a reduced risk of cracking, leaving a supersmooth but hard wearing finish without patchiness or surface discolouration. It also means it can be used in complex installations where flexibility is required, such as over underfloor heating, swimming pools and heavily trafficked areas. Because of its unique formulation, it can be used from 1-15mm joint widths – meaning it can be used for almost any tiling design with large or small format tiles. Alongside GX-500, Dunlop has launched a range of colour-matched silicone sealants – FX-90. Ideal for jointing tiled walls and floors in interior or exterior locations, it is multi-purpose, hygienic and waterproof for the perfect finish. I enquiry 125

partnership will leverage: • Four new Bostik-branded vehicles in the famous ‘Publicity Caravan’ which will precede the peloton on each stage and will distribute over 500,000 gifts and rebate coupons worth a total of €500,000 to spectators • High brand visibility along the route – particularly in the closing thirty kilometres of each stage • Branded warning signs on each stage to safeguard riders at dangerous turns • Branded self-adhesive information guides available to all riders for each stage

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SIKA appoints Paul Schuler as new CEO

Sika has appointed Paul Schuler, currently Regional Manager Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA), as Chief Executive Officer as of July 1, 2017, succeeding Jan Jenisch. Paul Schuler has been with Sika for 29 years and has been a member of the Group Management since 2007, playing a key role in developing and executing Sika’s successful growth strategy. His contributions to Sika’s success include high growth rates, significant improvements in efficiency and profitability as well as responsibility for major acquisitions. Paul Hälg, Chairman of the Board said; “I am delighted that the Board has appointed Paul Schuler as our new CEO. He has been a member of the Group Management for more than 10 years and has a highly successful track record in his leadership of two Sika regions. His competent and energetic leadership style will ensure the continuation of Sika’s growth strategy. I look forward to working together with him and in achieving our strategic targets 2020.” Of his new appointment, Paul Schuler said; “I am excited about my new role and look forward to working with Sika’s global leadership team. I am committed to continuing our growth strategy, meeting our targets for 2020 and further developing Sika’s global business.”

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Commitment to quality - Osmo introduces a new range of tools Eco-friendly wood and finish specialist, Osmo UK, introduces a new range of quality tools to its impressive portfolio of products, including an innovative Osmo System Telescopic Handle. The assortment of tools aims to aid users in creating a premium finish to their Osmo projects and ease product application. Osmo’s new offering of tools includes a wide selection of the highest quality brushes, rollers, scrapers, mops, pads and machines, each of which are specially designed to provide the perfect criteria for the intended appearance or effect that is desired. Whether users are looking to preserve the natural colour of the wood, add a subtle washed effect or highlight the grain of the wood itself, there is a tool for it all. Whilst protection is assured, the results will also be aesthetically pleasing. Tailored to suit various surfaces and needs, the Osmo tools and accessories collection provides users with the requirements for the best application and maintenance of wooden surfaces. “Buyers can often fall into the trap of purchasing cheaper tools, however these low-cost alternatives can often compromise the overall finish and quality of the project due to their poor quality and design,” comments Steve Grimwood, Managing Director of Osmo UK. I enquiry 127

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Festool presents three new cordless sanders - RTSC 400, DTSC 400 and ETSC The sanding performance you would expect from a mains-powered tool: Festool presents three new cordless sanders – RTSC400, DTSC400 and ETSC125 Cordless but with maximum material removal and surface quality: Festool is "pulling the plug" and launching three new cordless sanders – in addition to the RTS, DTS and ETS corded compact sanders. Say hello to the battery-powered surface specialists: RTSC 400, DTSC 400 and ETSC 125. No heavy cable reels, no tedious searching for sockets, no messy cabling: Simply unpack and start sanding – this is the motto for the new RTSC, ETSC and DTSC cordless sanders from Festool. These three newcomers signal a paradigm shift in the cordless sander segment. Whereas previous tools have been somewhat unwieldy and heavy, the new cordless sanders impress thanks to their counterbalanced handling and outstanding ergonomics, while still maintaining remarkable endurance and high power reserves. "It was particularly important for us that, despite being battery-powered, the material removal rate would not come up short," states Patrick Hitzer, Product Manager for Sanders and Abrasives at Festool, adding: "Traditionally, our customers have high expectations of our sanders. When developing the new cordless sanders, we placed the customer and their requirements firmly at the centre of our focus. Right from the development process, we worked very intensively with selected test customers and incorporated their feedback directly into our work. The result is that we can

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Power meets endurance and perfect handling The list of things users require from cordless sanders is long: Lightweight and counterbalanced, powerful yet long-lasting, outstanding handling while delivering the perfect sanding result all the while. The new BP 18 Li 3.1 ERGO battery pack plays a crucial role in meeting these requirements. It was specially developed by Festool for its new cordless sanders and has been elegantly integrated into the handle.

Uninterrupted sanding – cordless Another big advantage of the cordless sanders is that their charging time is shorter than their running time. The BP 18 3.1 Li ERGO battery pack is back to full charge again in under half an hour – and the average battery life is significantly longer than 30 minutes. If the battery being used is drained, it can quickly be replaced with the fully charged replacement battery. The highlight: The Set and Plus versions come delivered with two batteries – so nothing stands in the way of a quick battery change and uninterrupted, cable-free sanding any longer.

Full power – low weight In combination with the brushless EC-TEC motor, the three compact cordless sanders deliver a performance that you would expect from a mainspowered tool. This is also reflected in the technical data: Thanks to a speed of 6000 to 10,000 rpm and a sanding stroke of 2 millimetres, not only can the sanding power be variably adjusted to suit the surface being machined, but work can also progress extremely quickly. Added to this is the low weight: The cordless sanders themselves weigh just 1 kilogram and, with the plug-in longlife dust bag and battery attached, they still only weigh 1.5 kilograms. This makes them perfect for working above head height and in difficult-to-reach places. Thanks to the long-life dust bag combined with the integral extraction system, the new cordless sanders can clearly demonstrate their

Cordless or corded? Thanks to the mains adapter, the sanders can be operated without a long-life dust bag but with a mobile dust extractor, including autostart function and suction hose, using power from mains. Simply plug in the plug-it mains adapter instead of the BP 18 3.1 Li ERGO battery pack and connect it to the mobile dust extractor. I enquiry 538

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LIGHTWEIGHT STYLE HEAVYWEIGHT SAFETY Largo Bay KPU lace boot Baz and trainer style Kez take their inspiration from sports/active footwear construction techniques and components. The leather and KPU uppers bonded with Buckler Boots Largo Bay non-marking, rubber sneaker profile outsoles give ultra lightweight, breathable safety trainer and lace boot styles which look so good that you won’t want to take them off. Baz and Kez have a host of state of the art components including: • S1 P HRO SRC • Revolutionary BuckstopTM 100% non-metallic all in one anti-static, anti-penetration midsoles • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Class II • Heat (300ºC), Oil & SRC Slip Resistant, non-marking rubber outsole To find your nearest Builders Merchant stockist call 01382 82 82 00, or email


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Bahco introduces non-rusting, stainless steel screwdrivers

Using advanced cryogenic technology, Bahco designers have created a range of stainless steel screwdrivers which is now being introduced to the UK market. Non-rusting stainless steel, renowned for hygienic qualities and ease of cleaning, is widely used in food manufacturing, hospitality

and medical business sectors, also in aerospace and automotive engineering. Its resistance to weather conditions, corrosion and antacids make it suitable for use within the oil and gas industry, including offshore. The development of the new screwdrivers is timely, as demand for stainless steel screws has risen by almost 70 per cent over recent years. Stainless steel doesn’t rust. However, if conventional steel tools are used on stainless steel screws the wear debris can adhere to the surface and, when exposed to oxygen, they do begin to rust. This creates a threat to safety if left untreated but it can be averted by using stainless steel screwdrivers.

Until now, stainless steel hard enough for industrial applications has been too brittle for everyday use. Bahco designers and engineers have overcome this by using icehardening cryogenic technology, giving their stainless steel hand tools superb hardness and durability. “This development is further evidence of Bahco’s market leading innovation,” says Mark Haywood, who leads the Bahco team in the UK. Bahco stainless steel screwdrivers are now available with a choice of slotted, Phillips®, Pozidriv® and Torx® heads. I enquiry 542

JSP a First UK Company to Achieve BSI Certification to the New PPE Regulation JSP, Europe’s foremost independent manufacturer of above-the-neck personal protective equipment (PPE), was first past the post in the UK and Europe after being awarded BSI Certification to the new PPE Regulation for a range of protective products. JSP has received an unprecedented four BSI CE certificates for its EVO2®, 3, 4, 5 and EVO® Full Brim industrial safety helmets, as well as its Force™8 half mask and PressToCheck™ P3 Filters, which enable wearers to easily and reliably check the face-fit of their half mask, and its Sonis® hearing protectors.


Always well ahead of the game, JSP has ensured that customers buying a JSP product today can have total confidence that it is future-proofed and complies with the new PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425, which replaces the old PPE Directive. They can be sure that all new JSP products will continue to meet the new Regulation – the entire JSP range will be certified to the PPE Regulation by its enforcement date of 21 April 2018, many years ahead of the 2023 official deadline. Matthew Judson, Technical Director at JSP said: “Always first off the mark in ensuring safety, JSP has gained advanced certification from the BSI across a large selection of our world-renowned products, including head, hearing and respiratory protection.

“Gaining this important certification means that all JSP products will legally be able to be sold in both the EU and the UK, and demonstrates our total readiness for the coming Regulation, well before we need to be by law. It is a huge achievement for the company, and one for which we have worked extremely hard. JSP customers will therefore never need to have any worries about product compliance. “If you buy now, you are safe in the knowledge that JSP products will always comply with the PPE Regulation. JSP is

committed to continuing manufacture of quality safety products, going above and beyond the minimum requirements of all regulations and legislation. This truly is a ‘Safety First’ from JSP.” More information is available from, by emailing or calling +44 (0)1993 826050. I enquiry 541


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Price drop: SCRUFFS GoreTEX® Summer Comfort

Save up to £30 on Scruffs’ range of GORE-TEX® safety footwear this summer. These lightweight and durable work boots & shoes are engineered with GORE-TEX® membrane technology, making them both fully waterproof and breathable so your feet stay dry, cool and comfortable all day long. Safety features include a heat resistant outsole and a steel toe to deliver essential protection in the workplace. Scruffs GORETEX® safety footwear for under £70 is your best ever opportunity to invest wisely in your feet. Setting the standard since 2003, Scruffs designs workwear and safety footwear for a new generation of trade professionals. Engineered with technical expertise to deliver outstanding comfort, durability and functionality, Scruffs workwear is made to work as hard as they do. I enquiry 130


ITS – Bigger and Better ITS, the tool company, are continuing to grow at an unprecedented rate and truly are living up to their tag line ‘all the tools you need’. Now located in Harlow, Essex, ITS boast an impressive 150,000 sq ft new distribution centre, three times bigger than their last premises! With new space available they haven’t taken long to exploit the opportunity by introducing a brand new fixings section. The new 23 page section covers all areas of fixings including, screws, nails, bolts, nuts & washers, cavity fix, chemical anchors, spacers, plugs and even picture hooks. To browse the new fixings section from ITS, visit

Brand New Range of Cobalt Holesaws 2017 Clear-Cut performance. Abracs Abrasives re-launched their range of premium quality BiMatal Holesaws for 2017 with the addition of 8% cobalt to the metal alloy increasing product durability and strength, performance. The Holesaws are suitable for use on a wide range of applications including Wood, Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Cast Iron and Aluminium. Abracs Cobalt Holesaws are expertly manufactured with high speed variable Pitch teeth for fast and clean cutting and a strengthened core for extreme durability and precision. Abracs Cobalt Hole Saws come individually packaged & contain full information on correct speeds, applications, fitting instructions and safety guidelines. An extensive range of Abracs Cobalt Holesaws and

Accessories are now available nationally from your local Toolstation branch or online, visit the Toolstation or Abracs website for more details and to view the brand new Product testing video showcasing the unbelievable performance of these products.



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Proud to distribute award-winning German tool brand as wolfcraft scoops top gong Available in the UK through Hyde, tool manufacturer wolfcraft has won the prestigious German Brand Award 2017. The leading tool manufacturer was awarded the impressive title in the ‘Industry Excellence in Branding’ class for the ‘Gardening & Tools’ category for its DIY Enabler Packages. Organised by the German Brand Institute and the German Design Council, the German Brand Award is presented for successful brand management in Germany and is the first competition to encompass all the technical disciplines of modern brand management. Wolfcraft’s DIY Enabler Packages enable users to achieve perfect results using a mix of highly specific product solutions and carefully designed communication. The panel of judges noted how wolfcraft consistently views projects from the user perspective, delivering the right amount of knowledge, support and service at every stage of the customer journey. The complex communication strategy is based on data and analyses from user studies, eye-tracking measurements and measurements of electrical activity in the brain. I enquiry 131

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All bases covered Leading construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie has expanded it’s range of post bases to include additional solutions for new and retrofit applications. • The range includes • Concealed post bases. • Bases with site-adjustable heights from 100 – 150mm. • Bases which can be adjusted even after the columns have been installed. • Options to cast into concrete or to fix down using studs. A brochure is available for download, which includes installation advice, performance characteristics and safe working loads. Sales Director, Jon Head explains: “With the off-site construction footprint increasing all the time, we’ve seen a growing demand for post base and column support solutions, prompting us to not only make more options available ‘off the shelf’ but ot expand our ‘made to order’ service to cope with ever more interesting and unique house design”. I enquiry 132

The innovative new fabric in these working clothes makes them a must for the summer months. A change of season means a change of focus on what you wear on site. That’s why Snickers LITEWork garments can help you keep your cool when the heat is on. The newest LITEWork Trousers, Shirts, Shorts, T-shirts and Jackets are working clothes have all the features and functionality of Snickers’ other Next Generation working clothes, but without the heavier weight fabrics. Just like high performance sportswear, they are super-light, quick-drying garments – with Mechanical Air Flow™ and moisture transport features - that keep you looking good and feeling cool wherever you are on site in warm weather.

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Spectra XL300N Laser Level Set


Professional Construction Laser Level Set.

Extra heavy duty, long range and high accuracy. For all external groundworks, foundations and brickwork.

Help protect the contents on your pallets from the weather with reusable fitted covers made from waterproof 140gsm PE material. Available in 4 heights to fit over Euro pallets and standard ISO2 pallets

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Polypipe provides shallow water attenuation solution for Portsmouth’s latest transport hub

Polypipe, the UK’s leading manufacturer of sustainable drainage and water management systems, has supplied a Permavoid engineered shallow water treatment and attenuation solution for Portsmouth City Council’s new transport interchange at The Hard. The interchange, close to the world-famous Historic Dockyard, aims to meet modern transport requirements by providing an efficient and visually pleasing site at which bus, train, and boat services come together. Built on a concrete deck directly above sea level with very shallow cover, the interchange required a compact design solution that could provide a water treatment and management solution at a location with restricted space to build. Working alongside the sustainable drainage design consultant Environmental Protection Group (EPG), Polypipe advised on the design of a system for Consultant Engineer RoC Consulting, using a range of components from the Permavoid system that proved ideal for the demands of the site. The solution offered the strength and adaptability required to meet the water attenuation and treatment needs of a busy transportation interchange, located on a challenging geographical site. Polypipe worked with Osborne and EPG to come up with a cost and programme saving to install this innovative alternative to the original design.


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The final design saw the installation of 12 Permavoid tanks across the site, which were laid under the pedestrian areas to address the lack of cover for bus loadings, with only 130mm cover above the tanks. The Permavoid cells boast a 95% void fill ratio and incorporate a jointing mechanism to form an interlocking raft of exceptional strength. 510 Permavoid cells were used in conjunction with a 147m of Permachannel linear channel treatment system and 296 Permavoid Biomat geocellular units for surface water treatment, installed by main contractor Osborne to capture, treat, and attenuate surface water run-off from the bus station’s surface.

The surface water run-off passes under the high Kassell kerbs used across the site, and is sent through a Permaceptor unit, which allows for the treatment of oils and silts. Water then enters one of 12 Permavoid tanks giving a total of 30m3 gross storage. Once the treated water makes its way to the Permavoid tanks, deck penetrations allow it to be discharged directly into the sea at Portsmouth Harbour. The ability of the Permavoid design to treat water at source avoided the need to drill through the nearby sea wall and install a deep petrol interceptor to treat and return water, as was originally specified. This provided significant project savings on installation time, and approximately £200,000 on costs, and it is a system Osborne wants to use again. Rosie Cheetham, Marketing Consultant at Polypipe, said: “We are delighted to have been able to provide a custom designed attenuation and treatment solution for a site that is of such importance to the city of Portsmouth. The Permavoid system was perfectly suited to tackle the challenges presented by the shallow cover of the site, and to make use of the depot’s proximity to the harbour. “This project really showcases the adaptability and efficiency of the Permavoid system and the time and cost savings it can achieve for our clients.” RoC consulting engineers were civil and structural engineers for the project and Andy Rain Civil Engineering Director said: “Polypipe supplied an innovative, modern solution to allow the delivery of a complex design that overcame some unusual geographical features, including proximity to the sea. Using Permavoid allowed the vision of the first phase regeneration of The Hard to be realised, with the transport hub – a new gateway to Portsmouth.”

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The choice of the Construction Industry Professional Synergy Wastewater Treatment Products are an independent, privately owned manufacturer of wastewater treatment products. They are also distributors for other major companies within the industry. Pumping Stations Standard and bespoke systems are offered to pump both foul and surface water. Pump stations are used to raise the level of the discharge to the invert of a local gravity mains or private system.

Single pump systems are generally available from stock, to serve the smaller domestic project. Larger capacity duplex systems manufactured to meet site-specific criteria are also readily available on short lead times. Building Regulations require that the pump chamber should have sufficient storage volume to contain a 24 hour inflow. In the case of domestic systems, a figure of 150 litres per person per day is used to determine the chamber capacity. Bypass Separators Bypass Separator NSB3 & Extension Turret held in stock for immediate despatch Nationally. Bypass Separator are used in hard

standing areas where there is a light risk of hydrocarbon contamination to the surface water run off, i.e. Car Parks, Roadways, Industrial Estates, Goods Yards etc. These units are designed to treat the influent up to the design nominal size of the Separator. A standard set of sixteen models are available, ranging from the NSB3, which drains an area of 1,667 M2, to the NSB 100, which can drain an area of 55,556 M2. Larger models up to NSB 1000 are also available to order.

pumped discharge, again sized to the permitted outflow criteria. Above Ground Storage Tanks

Low Profile Septic Tank

Through our network of trading partners, we are able to supply both vertical and cylindrical tanks for installation above ground. These can be manufactured with chemical resin rich liners, in a variety of different capacities. Please contact us with your requirements. Sewage Treatment Plants Synergy Wastewater Treatment Products supply Package Sewage Treatment Plants in one piece tanks from 6 Pe (person) through to 175 Pe. A range of some 21 different models.Over and above 175 Pe, we supply modular two tank systems serving from 190 Pe through to 400 Pe.

Storm Water Attenuation Tanks Storm Water Attenuation Tanks a substantial range of one piece vessels, from 1,000L to 275,000L, are offered. These tanks can be supplied with baffles, access ladders, multiple access shafts etc. if required. Alternatively, the FCD can be fitted into a separate chamber, or supplied loose to be installed into an existing outlet manhole chamber by others. The attenuation tank can be manufactured with an integral Flow Control Device (FCD) sized to the specific outflow requirement. Where levels prevent the use of a gravity fed (FCD) the Attenuation tank can be supplied with a

Matrix Sewage Treatment Plant

Spherical Septic Tank

The aerobic biological treatment process used in all of the systems offered is ‘Submerged Aerated Filter’ (SAF) sometimes referred to as biological aerated filters. Synergy NS10 Full Rentention Separator

The SAF process is a well proven method used widely across the world by municipal authorities for the treatment of domestic waste. The benefits are principally, simplicity of operation, small footprint, and the resulting economic advantage.

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Helifix Dixie micropiles support award winning Chelsea garden

Hospital crossing sealed with safety in mind The Royal Victoria Infirmary Hospital have successfully sealed their pedestrian crossings following the installation of Resiblock Ultra Matt. Ten separate crossings, which make up the key pedestrian routes at the Newcastle Hospital, have been sealed to prevent paver destabilisation from a variety of vehicles including cars, ambulances, mini-buses and HGV vehicles. Following discussions between Resiblock and client Healthcare Services Ltd, the specialist pre-polymer urethane (SPPU) Resiblock Ultra Matt was selected as this could seal both the Marshall White Marker Blocks and the Weinberger Clay Blocks that were on-site. This now is the second major hospital that has utilised Resiblock products following the success of Resiblock at Portland Hospital – The UKs largest private women and children’s hospital.

Best Show Garden at the 2017 Chelsea Flower Show was awarded to the M&G Garden, for which Helifix supplied some unseen, but critical, components. The garden featured monumental blocks of limestone of varying sizes and the two largest stone clad steel towers, at 8m and 5m high, required temporary foundation support. The Royal Horticultural Society does not allow any permanent excavations to be carried out and tree roots had to be avoided while whatever means of support was used had to be removed once the show was over. The ideal solution, overcoming all these potential problems, was provided by Helifix Dixie micro-piles, a technically innovative proprietary system certified by the International Code Council (ICC). I enquiry 134

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Brett Martin adoptable chamber assemblies meet revised standards Brett Martin Plumbing and Drainage is now offering a new range of highperformance Adoptable Access and Inspection Chamber Assemblies which are designed to meet the requirements of Sewers for Adoption (SfA7) whilst offering specifiers and water authorities a robust, cost-effective and superior drainage solution. Following the revised performance criteria and installation standards for all adoptable drainage networks, Brett Martin’s new range of Adoptable Access and Inspection Chamber Assemblies, carrying the BSI Kitemark KM 635998, are tested to EN13598-1 and satisfy both the

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Bell Flow Systems were recently approach by a customer who was having a problem with their existing meter installation. The customer had previously installed a geared flow meter for their application but due to the suspended particles in the water, the meter kept

jamming and causing the meter to cease. This in turn caused problems further up the line. The customer’s application was for silty and sandy water from borehole testing. For the majority of the time, the water was clean but occasionally there would be silt and sand in the water, and this was where the issue arose with the existing meter jamming. For this reason, Bell Flow Systems thought the best option was to quote an accurate meter with no moving parts. A Badger Meter M1000 mag flow meter was best suited as it featured no moving parts and would measure the clean water, and no damage would be caused to the meter by occasional sand or silt in the water. I enquiry 137

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RECYFIX® MONOTEC drains outdoor surfaces at Ysgol Gynradd Lôn Las School, Swansea

The Ysgol Gynradd Lôn Las Primary School, Swansea, has currently 535 pupils from Year 1 to 6 as well as Reception and Nursery Classes. The school site is split into 4 main areas. Having a large gymnasium and a separate school canteen there are plenty of outdoor playing areas including a hard surface yard, an enclosed area for Nursery and expansive areas of grassland. Hauraton Limited introduced the RECYFIX® MONOTEC, surface drainage system in January 2016.The Lôn Las school, joins numerous installations successfully completed in the United Kingdom. The RECYFIX® MONOTEC system was installed to provide surface drainage in the paved entrance/play areas and the car park’s asphalt surface. Having a grating width of 100mm (Channel internal dimension) with an overall height of 280mm and a crosssection of 245.5cm2, the 176 metres of channel supplied provide a total water capacity of just over 4329 litres. The MONOTEC one metre long channel component is of a sturdy monolithic design where the HEELSAFE grating and the tongue

and groove linking system are integral to the channel moulding. The whole unit is made of tough, virtually unbreakable polypropylene (PP) formulated to be very resistant to daily temperature fluctuations from frost conditions to strong sunlight, including the Ultra Violet (UV) spectrum. PP is naturally resistant to de-icing salt. Complying with the requirements of EN 1433, the PP is given its UV resistance by adding just sufficient stabiliser so that the structural strength of the material is unaffected and a consistent appearance is maintained. Cat Jones, Hauraton‘s Project Manager for the South West comments; “The RECYFIX MONOTEC channel HEELSAFE slot grating was originally designed to enhance the flow of water into the channel. The slots are

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

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Densoseal 16A Chosen for Thames Water Cable Entries Flood Control International of Tavistock, Devon, are completing a project at a Thames Water site near Maple Cross, Berkshire of sealing cable entries with Winn & Coales Densoseal 16A. There will be further Thames Water sites to follow in a major refurbishment of their sites resulting from a Flood Prevention report. Densoseal 16a is a non-setting, self-supporting mastic which may be applied to wet surfaces and will seal ducts and conduits against ingress of

water and gas. It is suitable for CHP and biogas projects. It complies with British Telecom Specification M212C. It is suitable for sealing cable ducts, conduits and service entry pipes or sleeves, particularly below ground level, to prevent entry of water or gas into buildings. It may also be used for profiling mechanical joints on hot pipes to allow application of tapes.

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Johnson & Starley Quantec Condensing Boilers now come with new full eight year guarantee Johnson & Starley’s established range of QuanTec condensing boilers has now been given a free eight year guarantee. This covers all parts and labour for every QuanTec model, adding a further three years of peace of mind for installers and users of this proven domestic boiler range. QuanTec condensing boilers were recognised in 2016 by a leading consumer magazine as the most reliable boilers on the UK market. Their build quality and energy efficiency applies to a wide choice of combi, system and regular models including the top of the range QuanTec HR 28C (PFGHR). This 28KW combination condensing model offers exceptional efficiency, thanks to the integral Passive Flue Gas Heat Recovery (PFGHR) function. This technology provides potential extra energy savings of up to 26% over a typical water heater and gives very high domestic hot water (DHW) efficiency levels. QuanTec models also benefit from stainless steel heat exchangers with Cool-Door technology and low NOx levels. I enquiry 138

Keeping warm with Gaia's underfloor heating Gaia Climate Solutions provides two main types of underfloor heating systems; a water-based system (often referred to as hydronic or wet) and an electric system. Water-based systems essentially use warm water from the central heating system and pump it through pipe circuits underneath

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Pegler Yorkshire, the leading UK manufacturer of VSH XPress fittings has expanded its range of tools to meet the demands of the marketplace. The XPress Press Power Tools range offers a variety of tooling to support press-fit installations from 12mm to 168.3mm and sprinkler systems. In addition, the range includes the popular combined package of AC0203 with 15-35mm jaws in a single case. Amy Sedgwick, Pegler Yorkshire’s Market Manager for Press Systems, commented: “With over half the work carried out by heating engineers and contractors being on ‘live’ sites, press-fit jointing has become the preferred choice because of its safety credentials and ease of installation. With that in mind it was a natural progression to provide our customers with not only the best press-fit fittings on the market but the full range of tools to complete the job too.”

State-of-the art teaching buildings at the University of Northampton’s new £330m Waterside Campus development have been designed utilising REHAU’s innovative TABS system, providing energy efficiency and low cost heating and cooling. Construction work started in 2016 on the aspirational Waterside Campus, which will transform a 58-acre brownfield site along the River Nene into a hub for teaching and student accommodation, as well as leisure and retail facilities for the University and wider community. The whole project is set to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating upon completion in 2018, so every aspect of the design plans has been carefully considered to ensure it adheres to the principles of sustainable design. REHAU and its approved contractor partner AMROC were involved early on in the design process for

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the floor. This type of heating uses water at a lower temperature than standard radiators which helps to reduce heating costs. Electric systems feature a cable which is evenly spread across the floor and is concealed within the floor structure. This is then linked to a thermostat and mains power supply. With underfloor heating, heat rises steadily and ensures an even heat flow across the whole room with no overheating which ensures running costs are kept to a minimum. Gaia's underfloor heating systems are hidden under the floor allowing the consumer to utilise every square metre in their home as radiators no longer have to be considered. Underfloor heating also requires a much lower surface temperature to heat a room; which is not only energyefficient but also financially efficient. I enquiry 139

Waterside’s Campus, recommending the Thermally Activated Building Structure (TABS) system. TABS is a versatile cooling and heating system which uses the large thermal mass of concrete in a building’s structure to adjust the environment inside the building throughout the day. It does this by running heated or chilled water through a network of pipes embedded within the concrete slabs, and can be used in virtually any concrete structure.

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Rinnai, the UK leader in continuous flow hot water delivery systems and units, has introduced a new service which gives contractors access via telephone or internet to unlimited Technical Support and Management The service is available, free of charge, with immediate effect to all installers, premises owners and facilities managers which have Rinnai units or systems on site. “We are offering customers a minimum of 12 hours per each working day – from 7.00am until 7.00pm - of dedicated Technical advice, support and information,” says Rinnai head of operations Chris Goggin. “Our units and systems are low maintenance and high performance with the lowest or minimal mal-function rates. But we see our role as ensuring that customers contractors, consultants, end-users - have that extra peace of mind in terms of Technical Information & Support out of ordinary working hours. Each site is unique in its requirements and installation configuration so we are here ready to help, by telephone or by internet,” he adds. Rinnai’s range of continuous flow gas fired water heaters includes heavy duty and condensing units which are all engineered and ErP rated to produce the highest efficiencies and lowest running costs of any hot water heating unit. For example, the Infinity HDC1600i, Rinnai’s premium condensing water heater has been tested to below 20 ppm NOx, producing the lowest emissions on the market, with 97% gross efficiencies. There is also an established range of award winning condensing heavy duty condensing internal and external water heaters which give an energy performance of 107% net efficiency while the larger HDC1500 internal and external models have 105% net efficiency. Rinnai Infinity condensing units also exceed all the demands of

Part L Building Regulations. Rinnai units can be used as a gas booster to solar thermal or heat pump installations maximizing renewable heat gains. It is the only booster that ensures a hot shower or bath any time of the day or night. The rest of the time the gas fired unit is inactive minimizing energy usage. For commercial buildings, Rinnai’s development and investment in integral smart controls for its appliances enable smart integration with sophisticated BMS systems allowing multi data monitoring which in turn identifies areas where energy, service and breakdown efficiencies can be improved. Rinnai also fields a common header flue system to streamline manifolded installations of its award-winning Infinity condensing units. And another simple but effective idea which safeguards against lime scale build up occurring in Rinnai continuous flow water heaters is a scale control system that continually monitors the appliances for lime scale deposits around the heat exchanger. Rinnai also offer the Infinity Solo water heater, the first Rinnai product for the UK which combines the advanced technology of its wall mounted water heaters with a stainless steel storage cylinder all in one. And it boasts very low heat loss figures. I enquiry 559

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SERIES MH BALANCING VALVE ASSISTS IN EFFICIENT UNDERFLOOR HEATING SYSTEMS A revolutionary dynamic balancing valve will eradicate common issues experienced in Underfloor Heating systems when it is launched in the UK.

The manifold which can be specified as part of a new build project, or successfully retro-fitted, as part of an entire underfloor heating system allows the flow rate in each circuit to remain constant. This will stop the fluctuation experienced in other manifolds where changes in demand require constant balancing of the individual loops which often consist of differences in length and diameter giving different flow and pressures resulting in a fluctuating unbalanced system. Series MH displays the actual flow on the flow meters integrated in the manifold. Hydraulic balancing of the system takes just three easy and time efficient steps and can be carried out during the commissioning of the system. I enquiry 563

Set to revolutionise balancing issues experienced in multi residential or multi room applications, the Series MH underfloor heating manifold from Watts UK will simplify hydraulic balancing and flow control in radiant heating systems delivering energy savings and comfort for users. “This product has been developed to eliminate issues which have been prohibitive to the efficiencies of underfloor heating

systems, particularly those that are in multi room or multi residential settings,” said Dave Raynor Product Manager Watts Water Technologies UK. “In situations where variances in temperature, performance or pressure have been experienced this heating manifold will give specifiers and installers greater control over commissioning and ongoing maintenance through its simple controls.”

“Drawing on our extensive product knowledge, this new manifold will deliver greater efficiencies for underfloor heating systems and improve performance and consistency and more simplistic commissioning,” said Dave. “Once the system is operational Series MH will maintain constant pressure in the manifold to deliver a constant flow rate in each heating loop delivering energy saving benefits and optimum temperature distribution.”

Further information is available by visiting University to achieve and maintain the optimum playing conditions inside the temporary music rooms. As the campus has considerable foot traffic, care was taken to keep the hoses above head height to eliminated trip hazards.

ANDREWS provides chilled out music Hire of a 50kW chiller coupled to air handling units enabled Andrews Chiller Hire to achieve and maintain the correct temperature within a temporary music rooms at a South East University whilst the main Music Hall underwent major internal renovation. Achieving the perfect environment ensured students could actively continue on their music degree courses, uninterrupted.

affecting the actual sound but also minute delays in timing. In stringed instruments such as violins higher temperatures decrease the tension in the string, changing the way the bow pulls on each string. In reed instruments, such as an organ, the dimension of the pipes change, altering the sound.

48 Fluctuations in temperature ultimately affect humidity, which can be a complicating factor when examining the effect of increases in temperature on musical instruments. Both reed and stringed instruments suffer, not only

For degree course students these changes may have an unnerving experience, therefore the University needed to ensure that the new temporary music rooms could maintain a constant environment.

As a leading chiller hire specialist, Andrews Sykes has a broad knowledge and considerable experience in providing solutions that will reduce and stabilise temperatures. It also operates with one of the large ranges of chillers which ensures it can cope with any situations and with a nation-wide network of depots a solutions is always close at hand.. When contacted by the SE England University a same-day site survey was conducted and it was decided that the Andrews 50kW chiller and a number air handling units would create the perfect temperature controlled environment. The units were commissioned for use within hours of arrival on site, allowing the

The Andrews 50kW fluid air chiller circulates chilled water to each of the air handling units. Warm air from the music rooms is drawn into the lower portion of the air handling units, then passes over the ‘cold’ coils resulting in a drop in temperature, the cooler air is then gently blown back into room from the top vents. Since temperature change will depend on air flow, air temperature and humidity, the Andrews Chiller solutions had to adjust automatically to these variants. The campus maintenance team and lectures alike where delighted with the results achieved by Andrews Chiller Hire, it created the perfect temporary cooling solution that ran through-out the length of renovation works. It gave the University effective climate control, enabling all music courses to continue without any disruption.


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Acorn Blue and Kensa Heat Pumps build sustainable luxury coastal community

(RHI). It is expected that the RHI income for The Dunes will more than offset the cost of the system. David Stein, Acorn Blue Pre-Construction Director, comments: “Aside from the inherent advantages associated with the adoption of renewable energy in respect of improved SAP rating, lower carbon footprint, RHI payback and generally ‘feeling good’, ‘The Dunes’ was a natural candidate for ground source heat pumps. There is no natural gas in the area and the geology is known to be highly suited to GSHP’s. Furthermore, by adopting Kensa’s Shoebox and micro-district design we realised we could eliminate any centralised plant, thereby increasing sales area and at the same time offer direct individual control and metering of their heat source to individual purchasers.”

A landmark luxury housing development comprising forty apartments and houses currently under construction amongst the famous dunes of Perranporth beach in Cornwall is using pioneering architecture and sustainable development to breathe new life into a former derelict hotel site. “The Dunes”, set for completion in June 2018 by developers Acorn Blue, has completed the groundworks stage for Kensa’s Shoebox ground source heat pumps, which will be sited inside each of the dwellings to provide 100% of the two apartment blocks, five coach houses and four beach houses heating and hot water. Utilising local companies and ground source heat pumps manufactured by Kensa Heat Pumps just 10 miles from the former hotel site, the development has sustainability and community at its heart. Simon Lomax, Kensa Heat Pumps Managing Director, comments: “Given its spectacular location alongside one of Cornwall’s premier beaches, we applaud Acorn Blue’s pioneering decision to specify ultra-low carbon heating systems for ‘The Dunes’. Investing in ground source heat pump systems will


ensure the lucky purchasers benefit not only from the lowest possible running costs but also a technology which is remarkably reliable and durable. Best of all, this renewable installation is entirely unobtrusive so there is no visual intrusion on such a stunning setting.” The ground source heat pump system features communal boreholes dug in the periphery of the site, six metres from the edge of the dunes, to depths up to 130m; in total 3km of borehole pipework has been installed. The communal system, based on Kensa’s award-winning micro-ground source heat network design, sees five district arrays consisting of 19 boreholes in total; on one array 17 individual apartments will be provided heat to their own individual Kensa Shoebox heat pump from one double-probe borehole. The micro-ground source heat network approach qualifies ‘The Dunes’ project for 20 years of income via the Government’s Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

The individual Kensa ‘Shoebox’ ground source heat pump located within each property overcomes traditional setbacks of plant room designs and is exempt from the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations, and unlike traditional district heating schemes provides complete heating and hot water control to the homeowners, offering individual bills and freedom to switch suppliers. The Shoebox heat pump offers simple installation from both a mechanical and electrical standpoint. Kensa Heat Pumps will working alongside Acorn Blue’s M&E contractor to install the ground source heat pump unit’s and ensure compliance with the Microgeneration Certification Standards (MCS). Each dwelling is to be fitted with ‘Heatmiser’ thermostats, which will talk to smart phone controls. Individual heat and electric meters will email daily heat and electric consumption data to Acorn Blue, enabling performance monitoring and compliance with RHI requirements. I enquiry 566

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SIZE MATTERS Get the right size hot water heating unit & system to fit the site - RINNAI might need a stored hot water facility - but this is very expensive - its rather like keeping a car's engine running just in case you want to drive it. It is as simple as that," says Rinnai head of Operations, Chris Goggin.


New from Rinnai, the UK's leader in continuous flow hot water heating, is a Site Sizing Service designed to give the right amount of hot water delivery to meet existing and planned needs. The new service initiative from Rinnai available over email, iPhone and site visit - is to give contractors and users the right mix of products and system which fit the needs of the site, rather than a 'one size fits all approach' seen with traditional hot water heating systems.

He adds, "We are inviting contractors, designers, installers, end-users and consultants to contact us in person to discuss their new installations so that we can recommend the right system specific to the site. Our product can cope with virtually any size of commercial site - hotels, hospitals, schools, office blocks and larger residential properties and we have proven systems configured to cope with the biggest commercial premises - right through to Government departments such as the Welsh Office or 350 plus bed hotels. The complete, bespoke and personalised system is designed for the specific need of the site or user and we have a proven record of adding significant value to our customers.

"Every site is different, as all installers know, and the tradition of oversizing a system 'just in case' is a very costly way for a site to have hot water on demand. The very basis of our product concept is that the end-user only pays for the fuel to heat the hot water at the point of use. There are very few sites that

The Rinnai product range includes the Infinity HDC1600i, a premium condensing hot water heater tested to below 20 ppm NOx, producing the lowest emissions on the market, with 97% gross efficiencies. Also in this established and proven range of award winning products is the condensing

HDC1200 internal and external models which give an energy performance of 107% net efficiency while the larger Rinnai HDC1500 internal and external models have 105% net efficiency. Rinnai Infinity condensing units also exceed all the demands of Part L Building Regulations. The Rinnai HD50i internal water heater and HD70e external water heater offer greater flexibility at the design stage and can offer an alternative solution where flue runs are problematic or internal space is not available. They are excellent units for refurbishment projects. Using a modular system of either internal or external Rinnai HD or HDC condensing water heaters and a stainless steel storage vessel, demands in excess of 20,000 litres per hour can be satisfied. Rinnai Infinity Plus Storage packs are delivered direct to site in one complete package. Rinnai units are 'renewables ready' when used as a gas booster to solar thermal or heat pump installations in maximizing renewable heat gains. It is the only booster that ensures a hot shower or bath any time of the day or night. The rest of the time the gas fired unit is inactive minimizing energy usage. Rinnaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s development and investment in integral smart controls for its appliances enable smart integration with sophisticated BMS systems allowing multi data monitoring which in turn identifies areas where energy, service and breakdown efficiencies can be improved. Each digital remote controller can be individually programmed, to deliver temperature accurate hot water for washing and cleaning however the water heater can

only deliver one set temperature at any time. Remote temperature controllers cannot override the master temperature setting made with the DIP switches within the heater ensuring safety. Controllers can also deliver basic fault diagnosis. Rinnai also fields a common header flue system to streamline manifolded installations of its award-winning Infinity condensing units. Another simple but effective idea which safeguards against lime scale build up occurring in Rinnai continuous flow water heaters a scale control system continually monitors the appliances for lime scale deposits around the heat exchanger. Also in the range is the Infinity Solo. This is a Rinnai hot water heating unit which combines the advanced technology of its wall mounted water heaters with a stainless steel storage cylinder all in one. And it boasts very low heat loss figures. For more information on the RINNAI product range visit I enquiry 567

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The Best of Both Worlds - The Advantages of Steel Toilet Cubicles Whether we realise it or not, most of us will be influenced in our opinions of a school, leisure centre, restaurant or indeed any organisation we visit, by the state of its washrooms. A company may have beautiful offices, superb interior design and a very upmarket corporate image - but if the washrooms are tatty, damaged and unkempt what do their own staff think, let alone visitors? At least this is now well recognised and there have been great advances in the quality of washroom designs in recent years. However, all too often there is still a perceived trade off between aesthetics and durability. The accepted wisdom used to be that for high usage installations, or if you just want to stop the vandals, use steel cubicles - even if they do look institutional!

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That is no longer the right approach. In fairness, modern plastics, laminates and phenolics can be surprising durable although it is true that nothing really matches the ultimate durability of steel. But how do you make a steel cubicle that looks even better than its supposedly more stylish rivals and give customers the best of both worlds? On the other side of the Atlantic they are a bit ahead of us in this respect. Canadian manufacturer Hadrian developed a steel toilet cubicle that won’t break, warp, flake, corrode or chip and is highly dent resistant. It has good sound insulation and is light enough to be installed by one person. It is called the Hadrian Elite Steel Toilet Cubicle and has been marketed in the UK by Relcross for many years now. Steel is very tough but it’s heavy. It would be no good having the most robust design available if the weight was prohibitive both in use and installation. Hadrian solved this by introducing a honeycomb core that is laminated to the steel envelope under pressure. The result is a remarkably light cubicle that can be installed easily by just one person and yet is one of the toughest available. The honeycomb also provides great sound absorption and, together with the sound deadening strip on the continuous stop, helps to eliminate that cell door ‘clang’ associated with many steel cubicles.

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Having sorted out the main construction using the well recognised advantages of steel to best effect, they then set about adding design flair and a degree of practicality unheard of in a steel cubicle. A standard choice of 26 powder coating colours and anti graffiti textures was added, in addition to ‘plain’ or embossed stainless steel. But if that is not enough they will match any RAL colour. This choice has been exploited by a number of customers to achieve their design vision without compromise. The Steiner Academy in Herefordshire chose striking RAL 6018 Yellow/Green for a bright, dramatic colour that projected their environmental interests. Sustainability was also a vital aspect of the

specifying philosophy and the School was impressed with Hadrian’s green credentials. Hadrian was the first in the industry to embrace environmentally friendly powder coating technology and the steel used contains a high percentage of re-cycled material. The Putney Arts Theatre, not surprisingly, also went for a dramatic colour impact. In their case it was RAL 4007 Purple/Violet which blended perfectly with the rest of the decor. They had searched quite extensively to find a supplier that could deliver the colour scheme they had chosen, rather than just the nearest attempt. The American fast food chain Shake Shack was already familiar with Hadrian in the USA and so they sought out the UK distributor for their first UK outlet in London’s Covent Garden. They now have 7 locations in this country fitted with the full stainless steel finish which has a wow factor all of its own. Finally, the PPHE Hotel Group is known for operating brands that offer quality with an individual style and that’s definitely true of the washrooms attached to Oaks Restaurant and Bar in Nottingham. Reviews on Tripadvisor have likened them to a Butcher’s cold storage room (without the cold, thankfully) with “Freezer” style doors and Hadrian unpainted galvannealed steel cubicles. Steel clad walls and stainless steel sink troughs complete the fittings along with bare industrial light bulbs. These examples all show that there need not be a compromise between style and performance when it comes to toilet cubicles. It is perfectly possible to install washrooms that enhance rather than detract from the image of the organisation they serve - and without a cost penalty. The standard colour finish is not an extra and the superb durability of steel means the whole life costs of a steel toilet cubicle are very favourable indeed. I enquiry 570

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GROHE’s impressive portfolio of water products encourages consumers to ‘Enjoy Water’; from the ultimate shower experience with a selection of revitalising shower sprays and spa functions, to technology that promotes increased user comfort, and innovative products that help to make our increasingly busy lives that bit easier. Therefore, combating the often devastating effects of water damage caused by leaks, burst pipes or overflowing sinks and baths was a natural progression in product innovation for GROHE. Research suggests that half of households in Europe have experienced water damage at least once, and reports by the German Insurance Association have shown that 93% of the cases could have been prevented. Meanwhile, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) recently announced that the escape of water causes approximately £ 2 million worth of damage every day. Prime offenders include leaks, and burst or frozen pipes.


“Our aim is to be a source of enjoyment. Mains-related water damage is the most frequent damage in the house”, says Michael Rauterkus, CEO GROHE AG. “When water damage occurs, you want things fixed right away, but it can take weeks if not months before everything is repaired. Therefore, prevention is the best remedy. That is why we developed the GROHE Sense water security system: enjoy the day – enjoy peace of mind, while GROHE Sense and Sense Guard take care of your home”. I enquiry 571

GROHE has embraced the generation of Artificial Intelligence in the home; incorporating the latest smart technology into its Sense and Sense Guard, a revolutionary product duo to reduce the costs of & risk of water damage. The GROHE Sense smart water sensor monitors humidity, detects leaks and alerts you instantly via the GROHE ONDUS app on your smart device. This means that you will receive an alert if there is a leak in your home, allowing you to shut off the water supply to prevent a flood. The GROHE Sense can be placed conveniently on the floor next to appliances such as washing machines or dishwashers, behind kitchen plinths or within your bathroom near to the toilet, basin or shower. Multiple devices across different rooms in the house can be used to notify the user at the first sign of a problem. When paired with the GROHE Sense Guard, a smart water controller which is installed onto the home’s incoming water pipe, the user can control the water

supply remotely from their mobile phone, enabling them to turn off the water supply in the event of a leak or burst pipe, no matter where they are. The Sense Guard is designed to detect frost risk, micro leakages and pipe breaks in conjunction with the Sense for ultimate home protection. The innovative water security system is based on industry standard wireless LAN technology, controlled through the GROHE ONDUS App – the centrepiece of the GROHE Sense system. It offers the highest level of water safety, allowing you to continually monitor and control GROHE Sense. Additionally, the app has a feature that allows you to track your domestic water consumption. This function provides detailed analysis of individual consumption categorised by days, weeks and months as well as by time to gain a better understanding of the efficiency of specific water appliances in the home. This is an additional benefit in a society that is continually looking to refine both its energy and financial resources. Since its launch earlier in the year, the GROHE Sense has already been recognised for its innovative functionality and its benefits within the home. The system has been shortlisted in the Best Safety Product, Best Household Appliance, and Best New Product to Market categories in this year’s Loved by Parents Awards, the 7th annual awards programme hosted by one of the most trusted and highly regarded online parenting magazines. Grohe Sense £51.99 Grohe Sense Guard £439 Grohe Sense Guard Kit including 3 x GROHE Sense £569

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BATHROOMS, WASHROOMS & KITCHENS July 2017 View our publication online at www.

Future trends for plumbing contractors Do you have the right tool for the job? Remember avocado bathroom suites, shagpile carpets and wood chip walls? We would rather put these 80’s décor trends behind

us. However, there’s plenty of new trends that are going to come our way — particularly those that could impact the world of plumbing. Here, John Cove, marketing manager at power tool accessories and hand tool specialist, Starrett, looks at trends for bathrooms, kitchens and plumbing and what these trends mean for contractors. Natural and recycled materials Using natural and organic materials like timber is becoming increasingly popular in bathroom and kitchen design. Ceramics, glass, metal and stone are familiar materials for bathroom design, however we are now seeing timber accompany these classic textures in the form of wall panels, furniture and decorative features. Open brickwork and rustic features also play a key role in the latest design trends, all of which could provide challenges for installers.

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For example, cutting rustic wooden sections or panelling for a small space with a jig saw could result in chipped and unsightly edges if you’re not using a saw blade designed to cleanly cut this material. Installers need a jig saw blade that cuts on both the up and down stroke to reduce break out and chipping to a minimum, such as Starrett’s Dual Cut blade. Technology We are entering the age of the smart home, with technology to monitor and control our lives entering every room of the house. We are used to ‘touch-free’ faucets in public bathrooms, but the digitalisation of our homes will see gadget developments such as intelligent taps, which use facial recognition to automatically adjust water temperature and flow to personal preference. Programmable features, such as timed shower settings, will also become popular as we adapt to new smart meters keeping our energy use in check. Increasing numbers of consumers are also opting for television and touchscreen technology to feature prominently in bathroom designs. Adding an abundance of tech into confined and humid spaces will result in the need to manage electrical outlets, hide cables and supply safe power solutions. Consumers will expect all of this without compromising the clean, high quality finish that completes their design vision. This means that installers must be equipped with a range of saw blades and machines that can cut various materials. Mounting faucets and screens on or into ceramic, glass or stone surfaces or panels will require hardened tools, like diamond-coated blades and hole saws to ensure smooth surface finishes and edges.

New Kitchen Board range by Fibo Fibo UK has recently unveiled its Kitchen Board range, extending the wall design options available to contractors undertaking refurbishment and new build projects.


Size and shape Another trend we’ve seen emerging is unusually shaped bathtubs. Stepping away from the traditional bath shapes, designers are introducing unusual bathtubs in square, trapezoid and egg shapes. Many of these new designs also use modern faucets or drainage methods, including faucet pipes which come up from the floor and pour into the tub. Modern tastes are also leaning towards ‘floating’ or standalone sinks, rather than cabinet integrated styles, which can also provide difficulties in ensuring that pipes are hidden from sight. Integrating unusual shapes or ensuring pipe work is hidden from view will require precise and intricate cutting through surfaces like tiles, flooring and wall panels. Tools that are purpose built to deliver detailed and complex shape cutting, while also being able to cut through strong materials like stone or glass without damaging the appearance of the material, are vital for this. To preserve the overall design and appearance of bathroom space, it is essential that those installing the fixtures, fittings, hardware and decorative pieces keep up with the latest trends. The wrong choice of tool can result in lost time, wasted materials and unhappy customers. Before investing in tools for your next project, speak to an expert like Starrett to make sure you’re getting exactly what you need. I enquiry 572

Launched at CIH Housing in Manchester in June, these splashback panels provide a stylish and hygienic solution in the kitchen. Fibo’s unique Aqualock system makes wall panels quick and easy to install, and they can be fitted directly to walls, tiles or stud partitioning. There are eight new kitchen board designs, ranging from the matt Sahara and Cracked Cement; the textured Grey Sahara and Shabby Chic through to the modern high-gloss New York Black, Denver White and Anthracite. The panels are available in 600mm x 580mm and 600mm x 900mm, making them easily portable and simple to fit under kitchen wall cabinets. Fibo’s unique panels are a high-quality, long-lasting, cost-effective alternative to ceramic tiling for social housing, retirement homes and care homes, sheltered accommodation, hospitals, and other domestic and commercial projects. Fibo’s Managing Director Scott Beattie comments, “The introduction of our kitchen board range means that customers can now benefit from an even greater choice. Kitchens can be finished to the same high spec as bathrooms.” Made from laminated birch, with PVC or anodised aluminium profile edges, the high pressure laminate surface is bonded to a specially developed, high quality 9mm 7-layer WBP Plywood core with a balancer laminate on the reverse. Fibo’s precision-engineered wall panels come with a market-leading 15 year guarantee. Visit and follow @Fibo_UK on Twitter. I enquiry 573


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Visqueen focuses on technical support and customer training with new appointment

Visqueen Building Products, manufacturer and supplier of structural waterproofing and gas protection systems, has appointed Steve D’Arcy as Technical Sales Manager in the North West, further strengthening its sales team as the company continues to focus on delivering the

highest levels of training, service and support to meet the needs of the building products market. Steve joins Visqueen with over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, having previously worked for a number of waterproofing and gas-proofing providers in product research, training and technical sales. In his new role, Steve will assist specifiers and contractors in the development of specifications for waterproofing and gas protection, as well as utilising his training skills to develop new training programmes for Visqueen’s

VMZINC launches Basic Competency Programme The continuing upsurge in use of zinc as a roofing and façade material has led VMZINC to introduce a ‘Basic Competency’ (BCP) training programme. Organised in conjunction with the CITB, Roofing Industry Alliance and FTMRC, the single-day module is linked to NVQ Level 2 and equates to the first stage of formal installer accreditation. Elements covered include roof design and construction, fitting, maintenance, tools, ancillaries and soldering. On achieving a ‘Pass’ an individual becomes eligible for a

Imperial Bricks joins BMF as Supplier Member

Imperial Bricks, a leading supplier of handmade bricks in the UK, has announced its membership to the Builders Merchant Federation (BMF). Imperial offers the widest range of handmade bricks from a single source and is experiencing strong growth with merchants. Becoming a member of the BMF was a logical next step. Benefits of membership include industryled events, business support, reports and data, specialist training and political representation for the builders’ merchant trade. I enquiry 145

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customers and staff. “Building regulations and codes of practice for gas protection and belowground waterproofing have evolved significantly over the past few years,” explains Steve. “Understanding these new standards has formed a key part of Visqueen’s recent R&D and sales support programme, and it was clear to me that supporting this through the development of new training programmes was precisely the next career challenge that I was looking for.” I enquiry 142


Kidde Safety Europe announces new Managing Director Kidde Safety Europe – one of the world’s leading manufacturers of smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms – has announced the retirement of Managing Director Andy Burnett. Previous UK Sales Director Freddie Collins succeeds him as Managing Director. Kidde is a member of the United Technologies Corporation (UTC), alongside iconic brands such as Chubb fire and security systems, Carrier heating and air conditioning, Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace systems and industrial

Red ‘Experienced Worker’ CSCS card if he has a ‘Working at height’ HSE test certificate. The holder has three years to register with a training provider to work towards NVQ and eligibility for a blue ‘Skilled Worker’ card. For details email: or phone 01992 822288.

products, Otis elevators and escalators, Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and UTC Power fuel cells. 2017 is Kidde’s centenary year and the company continues to innovate, while developing and manufacturing extensive ranges of carbon monoxide alarms, smoke and heat alarms, and other fire safety products. Freddie Collins said: “Throughout his 13 years at the company, Andy Burnett has set a high benchmark in driving the company forward. All of us at Kidde thank him for his tireless commitment and

wish him well for the future. I am committed to continuing his work in providing first class safety products and also the highest quality service for specifiers, customers and trading partners.” I enquiry 143

Spirotech wins £300,000-plus contract for City of London skyscraper Spirotech vacuum degassers and dirt separators have been specified for 100 Bishopsgate, the prestigious new 37-floor office block being added to the skyline in London’s financial district. The mixed-use building, with major pre-lets to leading world banks, is being developed by global real estate investor Brookfield. The vacuum degassers and dirt separators will have a key role to play in maintaining the condition of the water in the building’s heating and cooling systems, helping them operate to optimum levels. The contract, worth over £300,000, was awarded to Spirotech by services contractor Michael J Lonsdale. 100 Bishopsgate includes 30,000 sq ft of retail space at ground floor level and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2018.

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VEKA reservist soldier celebrates Reserves Day with Certificate of Commendation Mark Schofield, a VEKA employee who also serves in the Army Reserve has been commended for his Distinguished Service as part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus. The reserve chef was among a select group of 15 from a company of around 250 to receive the certificate from Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Royce. The award comes before Army Reserves Day (21st June 2017), which highlights and recognises the invaluable contribution made by reservists, and sees them wearing Armed Forces uniform at their ‘regular’ places of work. During Mark’s recent tour of Cyprus – his third – representatives of The VEKA UK Group joined other employers invited by the Army to learn about reservists’ military work and how it complements their ‘everyday’ roles. Operations Director Paul Armstrong attended the four-day trip for The VEKA UK Group, which has held ‘Investors in Bell Flow Systems were recently approached by a customer looking for a reliable solution to remotely monitor a fire hydrant for flow detection and leakage purposes. The site, located remotely, required a clamp-on measurement solution to provide flow measurement without breaking into the pipeline. Information from the site also need to be available remotely, as well as providing visual alarms to operators at the site office. Bell Flow Systems supplied the TFX Ultra flow meter and provided a local Modbus output to a third party telemetry system.

Saracen Interiors has completed a £250,000 fit out project for Consort Medical at the leading global contract development and manufacturing organisation’s new offices at Breakspear Park. Saracen has been keen to make its mark on the new office, while maximising the potential of the extra space. Fit out work was completed at the end of last month and included the installation of partitioning to create private offices and meeting rooms; the design and fit out of a new breakout area; the installation of power and data to suit the new layout; the sourcing and fit of furniture and all manifestation and branding works.

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British builders overworked and missing holidays, research by Tarmac Cement reveals More than 83% of British builders work more than 41 hours per week, new research by Tarmac Cement has found. In addition, 84% of the builders surveyed said they work at least one weekend per month, with a whopping 27% working every single weekend. And it seems the pressures of the job are getting in the way of family occasions as well. 76% of those surveyed had missed an event due to work – with 23% missing a birthday or anniversary and 27% missing a holiday. With so many UK builders overworked and time-poor, Tarmac Cement is offering them a chance to win time off by offering cash prizes every week of £500 with bags of Blue Circle Postcrete. Customers just need to text their receipts to 80808 to enter, with one winner I enquiry 160 drawn every week from June to the end of August.



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PROFI-enabled interlock gate switch more than a match for brick, block and tile Brick, block and tile manufacturing plants are notorious for their dusty, arduous environments and high-vibration machinery. This plays havoc with traditional safety interlocks, routinely causing tripping faults. To overcome this problem, Fortress Interlocks has developed its PROFIenabled amGardpro interlock gate switch with built-in

machine control technology, built to withstand the most strenuous conditions. With a locking force of 10,000N, the switch PROFI-enabled eliminates virtually all nuisance tripping faults, making amGardpro the most robust networked safety interlock on the market. PROFINET is the world's most advanced industrial Ethernet system for transporting data in real time between control devices (such as PLCs) and field devices (such as safety gate switches). Using PROFI-enabled amGardpro gate switches allowed a customer of Fortress which manufactures roof tiles to reduce the wiring for each interlock unit, significantly reducing design,

The ceiling systems manufacturer and distributor mark their 55th anniversary. Over half a century ago Nevill Long took delivery of its first shipment from America of mineral tiles from the Armstrong Cork Company (now Armstrong Ceiling Solutions). They were transported on barges from docks

SIG Roofing - Cuba Experience Beckons for Britain’s Best Cafe 2017

The search to find Britain's Best Cafe 2017 is on, with hundreds of local cafes across the UK already signed up and looking forward to the chance to claim the national title and win a fabulous 7-night holiday to Cuba. With voting opening on the 17th July it's the ideal time for cafes to sign up and get their chance to win off to a flying start. The national competition is organised by SIG Roofing and its local branches will be supporting their local cafes in their bid to win the title. Votes from the cafes and SIG Roofing customers and members of the local community will be counted at the end of September, when 14 regional winners will be announced, with the coveted title being announced in November. Around 6,000 cafes in the UK help the nation to get through their working day courtesy of the famous Bacon Buttie, legendary British Breakfast or a tasty lunch. Cafes wanting to be a part of this exciting competition should visit and complete the registration form. I enquiry 153


Stokvis HIUs slim AWMS raises money for charity in ‘Fireman Sam’ banger down for central through Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Italy on-route — and crossing their fingers they don’t break down along the way! A series of challenges have been established to compete for points based on the quality of fancy dress along with the age, engine size and condition of the car. Each team is tasked to raise as much money as possible on their journey, and create laughter and joy along the way. Bryan Clover, CEO of The Rainy Day Trust will present the award for the team that raises the most money in Nice. The Rainy Day Trust is the only charity to support the home improvement workforce and their families in times of need. Whether it’s redundancy, falling on hard times, accidents or illness the Trust can help with financial assistance from one-off grants to modest annual awards. Their support includes helping retirees who are struggling financially.

Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) has taken up the challenge to enter the Pavestone Rally in aid of The Rainy Day Trust and the Teenage Cancer Trust. The annual Rally event raised £60,000 last year for charity, and aims to ramp up a gear this year to raise £100,000. Over 30 cars are taking part, crossing through ten countries between 7th and 10th September. AWMS’ team of four was tasked to ‘buy a banger’ costing under £500 and create something that will grab people’s attention – which is exactly what they’ve done. Introducing ‘Fireman Sam’, the team will be dressing up in their fire fighter costumes and driving from Dover to Monte Carlo — passing

London specification

The ability of Stokvis Energy Systems to meet the needs of its clients where custom built, high specification solutions are required for centralised and other heating systems, has been clearly demonstrated on a high specification residential refit in the capital.

on the Thames to the interior systems specialist’s warehouse in Southall. The anniversary has sparked a trip down memory lane for the “distributor of choice”, Armstrong’s very first distributor, and its counterparts within the leading ceiling systems manufacturer. Nevill Long managing director Dave Bonner particularly remembers Armstrong’s launch of the MicroLook concept to the UK in 1984.

GPJ Consulting, located at Camborne in Cornwall, called on the services of Stokvis Energy Systems to supply a total of 32 bespoke heat interface units, to replace existing models serving separate apartments within the UNISON Building on London’s Euston Road. Stokvis Energy System’s HSeries heat interface units can be used on any type of communal or district heating system, which are becoming increasingly popular for tenanted properties as they avoid the need for multiple gas supplies, individual or shared flues and the challenge annual gas safety of carrying out inspections. The manufacturer can also offer HIUs capable of delivering domestic hot water as well as heating from one unit (Econoplate H2), or direct heating and hot water (H1 Econoplate).

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CLOCS community enjoy discounts with Fuel Card Services

Members of the CLOCS community – ‘Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety’ scheme – can now enjoy exclusive fuel cost saving offers with Fuel Card Services. Construction clients, contractors and fleet operators across the UK are adopting the National Standard for Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) – to ensure and demonstrate that they are taking all reasonable actions to protect pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users. FCS are proud to announce that they have become CLOCS Champions, and can play a role in helping to promote this potentially life-saving initiative. The Standard outlines a common road safety framework for use by the construction logistics industry and aims to achieve farreaching changes in the way the industry manages potential dangers to vulnerable road users. As a CLOCS Champion, FCS can offer members of this community, or those working towards accreditation, the benefit of this exclusive FCS deal: free fuel cards (normally £12 per year) and Platts price on fuel (which means that CLOCS members are paying the lowest margin above cost price, and have assurance that their price will remain competitive against the national average for the duration of the account).

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