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The Premium Door Collection

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The premium door collection new from Premdor New to the market comes this inspirational range of internal and external doors from Premdor.

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DOORS & WINDOWS SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS continues to respond to the demands of the industry, with the addition of a frameless casement window system to its innovative Hybrid range of timber composite systems. Publisher Lawrence McDermott Sales Manager David Steade Production Manager Wendy Harris Please send PR to: Editorial Co-Ordinator Circulation Manager Cherie Allen For magazine information, advertising rates or to subscribe please visit our website at : www.McDermott McDermott Publishing Limited The Builder, McDermott Chambers, 2 The Green, Kings Norton, Birmingham B38 8SD Enquiries Tel: 0121 451 3037 . Fax: 0121 459 2179 Subscriptions & Delivery The Builder is available to non-qualifying UK readers for an annual subscription of £23.50 including postage ($49 US for all other countries). Single copies UK £4.00 overseas $5 US.A financial contribution has been made towards the cost of certain articles appearing in this publication.All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by means without the express prior written consent of the publisher. The contents of The Builder are subject to reproduction information storage and retrieval systems.© 2014 MBR Publications Ltd

Reflecting Premdor’s commitment to excellence, the new ranges are flawlessly presented in White Oak for internal doors and Oak or Meranti veneers for external doors. FSC Meranti is sourced from a controlled environment with logs dried on site using computerised kilns for vastly improved moisture control. To satisfy every requirement and aspiration, the range comprises over fifteen design options for external doors and over eighteen internal design styles incorporating some of the most innovative contemporary design styles, as well

as traditional design profiles across both ranges. Also common to both internal and external ranges is the use of supreme quality materials, manufactured to the highest specifications. Within the collection are a variety of glazed doors allowing the opportunity to enhance darker rooms, bringing natural light into the home. Certified fire doors and fully finished internal door options give even more width and choice to this all embracing collection. All finished doors utilise a computerized finishing line with the resultant top coat being extremely hard wearing with a silk smooth finish similar to furniture manufacture. The Premium Door Collection embraces every popular size to suit most requirements with metric and imperial sizing available on selected ranges. With deep stockholding of all options, held in Premdor’s Yorkshire headquarters/distribution centre, all are available for immediate delivery. In addition to the range width, the hallmark of the Premium Door Collection is the uncompromising build quality resulting in one of the best quality ranges available on the market The internal door range is manufactured using traditional stile and rail construction, dowel jointed or one piece slab construction with no joints for maximum strength. Unfinished and prefinished certified fire door options are available as are distinctive glazed door designs, with toughened glass for extra safety. Internal doors are PEFC certified and EUTR compliant and carry a 5 year manufacturers guarantee. For full details call 0844 2090008 or visit

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Dragon’s new invention a roaring success among tradesmen TV Dragon’s Den star Deborah Meaden and 19-year old inventor Jordan Daykin have a roaring success on their hands, according to sales figures released by IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s biggest online and mail order supplier of ironmongery products to the trade. Sales for their Grip It Fixings product have rocketed by over 600% since the show featured the invention just a few weeks ago (14 August), with tradespeople keen to get their hands on the latest innovation. Grip It is a revolutionary new design of universal fixing, designed for use with all types of plasterboard installation. The unique wing design makes the fixing easily removable and reusable meaning no parts get lost in cavity walls, and it can also support loads of up to 180kg. To prove the strength of the fixings in the Den, Deborah put her trust in the product by sitting in a chair suspended by chains from a number of Grip It Fixings in a plasterboard wall. IronmongeryDirect, which supplies over 14,500 different products to the trade, report that in the weeks after the show, the fixings have become one of their top sellers. Wayne Lysaght-Mason, managing direc-

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Non-Stop power with Fein’s free battery promotion FEIN power tools is celebrating the success of its industry leading cordless products by offering an additional free battery worth up to £145.64 (excluding VAT) with all of its drill/drivers bought before 31 December 2014. The promotion means that 14.4V and 18V ASCM, ASB, ABS and ASCD individual machines, normally supplied with two batteries, will now be supplied with a total of three batteries, allowing users to work for up to 50 per cent longer without having to re-charge. What’s more, the battery can also be used with other FEIN tools of the same voltage, giving users the option of buying a standalone tool without battery or charger and making a possible 60 per cent saving. FEIN’s battery packs are developed specifically to ensure a long service life and high levels of safety. The FEIN SafetyCell technology and separate communication cable offer protection to the individual cells within the battery and protect from damage resulting from

overload, overheating or total discharge. Able to cope with high currents, FEIN’s batteries are available in either 4Ah or 2Ah and 18V or 14.4V versions and all come with a three-year warranty – along with the machines and the charger (subject to online registration). Because of the above average power output of FEIN’s battery packs and drill/drivers, its products are an ideal and very cost effective option for metalworking - in particular the FEIN 4speed cordless ASCM drill/driver with brushless motor operates up to 3850 rpm and can efficiently drill holes in metal up to 13mm thick. Andy Mills, National Sales Manager at FEIN, commented: “We’ve launched 30 cordless power tools in the last two years and have enjoyed widespread popularity in the market. Our cordless products are among the best in the sector and with this new promotion, the choice to invest in a FEIN drill/driver just got even easier.” To find your nearest dealer or to find out more information about FEIN, please visit ENQUIRY-Card 500

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From design to completion with Winter is coming – ITW Construction Products Aico launches 3rd edition Innovative helical fixings manufacturer, remember your SCARF electrical contractors handybook HELIFIX, has developed a more compact Stacks of Quality Street and Roses are ITW Construction Products, a leading manufacturer of fixing, fastening and

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Aico, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of domestic mains powered Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms, is pleased to announce the launch of the third edition of its highly popular Electrical Contractors Handybook - the industry’s must have guide to domestic smoke alarm installation. Since the launch of the Handybook in 2008, an incredible 45,000 copies have been distributed nationwide and the pocket-sized book is regarded by many contractors as essential reading / reference material in regards to choosing, installing, testing and maintaining Smoke and CO alarms. This latest edition has been updated for BS 5839-6:2013 (the standard for domestic smoke alarm installations), features new siting and alarm selection guidance, as well as the array of new products launched by Aico.

version of its Power Driver Attachment (PDA) used to install its high performance InSkew warm roof batten fixings. The new PDA is a third shorter than the original design, simplifying InSkew installation, with the added advantage of a lower price tag too. With the shorter PDA fitted to an SDS drill, roofing contractors start closer to the batten providing greater control, making InSkew safer and easier to install. Furthermore, those contractors who previously opted to use a hand-held installation tool with a hammer may now decide to upgrade to the new PDA which enables rapid power-driven installation at a highly competitive price. InSkew is specifically designed for pitched warm roof constructions to secure counter battens to rafters and passes through the insulation layer without adversely affecting its thermal properties. ENQUIRY-Card 100 ENQUIRY-Card 101


appearing in supermarkets to remind van users that Christmas is on its way. This means, according to The Fuelcard People, that it is time to start preparing for winter. Steve Clarke, group marketing manager, advised firms not to delay making plans. “Anyone running vans needs to think ‘SCARF’ well before the first snowflake,” he said. “S: See how much tread is on all your tires, remembering that you will need more grip in wintry conditions.” “C: Check your tire pressures regularly, to ensure best grip and highest fuel efficiency.” “A: Add antifreeze to radiators and reduce the dilution of screenwash, as necessary.” “R: Remember to ensure that batteries are charged and in good condition.” “F: Fuel consumption goes up in winter, so check that you really do have the best fuel card deal.”

drilling systems for wood, steel and concrete applications and ITW Industry, specialists in software, components, fasteners and equipment for the timber construction industry, are pleased to announce that from September 2014 they will function as one combined business, operating under the name of ITW Construction Products. The newly consolidated ITW Construction Products business will comprise primarily of their five key sub-brands - Alpine and GangNail, specialists in software and nail plates for the production of roof trusses and open web floor joists; Cullen, manufacturers of timber engineering connectors; Paslode, innovators in the manufacturing of gas and pneumatic fastening tools and consumables; and Spit, a leading supplier of steel & concrete nailing, and metal & chemical anchoring systems. ENQUIRY-Card 103

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Hundreds of price cuts in the New Toolstation catalogue Toolstation has cut the prices on hundreds of products in its new Catalogue 57. As temperatures begin to cool off Toolstation has turned the heat up on radiator prices with up to 10% off all single and double panel radiators. For example a large 600 x 1100mm double radiator with 4968 Btu output has been reduced from £61.83 to only £56.77. There’s also up to 45% off selected LED lamps, such as the top brand Sylvania 6W GU10 dimmable lamp. With a 15,000 hour lamp life and an A+ energy rating, it is available in either cool white or warm white for only £5.83, reduced from £10.83. Autumn is a good time for repair and maintenance on exterior joints and roofs

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A bespoke drainage solution provided by Asset International (Asset), the leading manufacturer of Weholite HDPE plastic sustainable drainage and water management products, is set to help developer, Redrow Homes protect its new housing development in South Wales. Groundwork contractors, Brandwells Construction required a drainage solution which could be installed at a major housing scheme on the 20-acre site of the former Penallta Colliery near Ystrad Mynach. The new urban village will eventually provide more than 600 new homes. Asset worked with consulting engineers, Parsons Brinckerhoff to design a Welsh Water approved solution. Its specialist water management solutions team provided over 300 meters of 3000mm Weholite large diameter pipe, complete with manholes and control chambers.

The construction of an advanced new testing facility for motor sport engines in Wales features the use of Marmox Thermoblocks at ground floor level, specified in order to help comply with the latest edition of Part L to the Building Regulations. The Sports Engine Testing Facility at the University of South Wales Pontrypridd is being built by Willmott Dixon Construction Limited working as main contractor. While the 1,000 square metre, two-storey structure utilises a steel frame, the exterior walls are being raised in cavity blockwork with the Marmox Thermoblocks in two different thicknesses subtending both the inner and outer leaf. Developed specifically to deal with the issue of thermal bridging, but able to carry full structural loadings, the specialist units have been supplied through the local Jewson Builders Merchant for installation by the groundworks sub-contractor. ENQUIRY-Card 104 ENQUIRY-Card 105

Heat can escape from buildings through windows, doors and other wall break through points, wasting energy and reducing efficiency. Thermofoam is a new, highly flexible PU expanding foam from Everbuild, specially formulated to absorb movement, giving an air tight seal to reduce heat loss and in turn improving energy efficiency in buildings. With global warming being one of today’s biggest concerns, all new buildings must be tested for air permeability ensuring the air tightness of the structure is up to standard. Any heated air lost though gaps and cracks must be replaced requiring additional energy, reducing efficiency and increasing carbon emissions which have been closely linked to global warming. Thermofoam has been tested to the latest standard and is not only air permeability tested to EN12114:200-03 but also acoustic rated to EN ISO 717-1 up to 64Db, temperature resistant (-40 to 80°C) and finally fire rated to ISO 13501 Class E.

Lanes no dig drainage technology keeps urban traffic flowing Trenchless drain rehabilitation tech-nology from Lanes Group is keeping the traffic flowing along vital commuter routes in a busy Berkshire town while the road system is being improved. Two major no dig drain reline projects have been completed in Bracknell as part of a programme of works to ensure highway drainage systems are fit for purpose. The Lanes Group team, based at Eastleigh in Hampshire, has been working closely with leading highway services provider Ringway, which manages the road network on behalf of Bracknell Forest Council. Among projects completed have been the relining of two 900mm diameter sections of highway culvert. Ultraviolet (UV) lining technology has been used to rehabilitate a total of 60m of pipe. Ringway Contracts Manager Linda Gray said: "Lanes has been making an important contribution to our highways maintenance and improvement programme. ENQUIRY-Card 106 ENQUIRY-Card 107

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New, premium tier of top quality tools from Aldi

Introducing the Workzone Titanium+ range from Aldi; a new, premium tier of top quality tools, benchmarked against the best brands, at unbeatable prices. Part of the retailer’s Specialbuys offering, the products are on sale at key times throughout the year, whilst stocks last. In store on 30th November, the Workzone Titanium+ 18V LI-ON Drill & Driver Kit (£99.99) has been rigorously tested to meet Aldi’s stringent criteria for its Workzone Titanium+ range and combines high-power performance and state-of-the art technology to give you exceptional results. 18V Cordless Impact Driver • Torque approx. 150Nm • No load speed 0-2200rpm • Impact rate 0-3000rpm • Soft touch housing 18V Cordless Hammer Drill • Torque approx. 35Nm • 2 speeds, no load speed 0-350rpm/0-1250rpm • Impact rate 0-5250rpm/0-18,750rpm • Variable speed with electric brake Benchmarked against the BOSCH 18V GSR 18-2-Li & GDR 18-V-Li twin pack (RRP £289.99,, the set presents comparable quality and comes with detachable belt clips, LED work lights, fan-cooled motors to extend the life of both devices and is housed in a robust carry case. With a three year warranty, DIY enthusiasts and tradesmen alike can be confident these premium products will stand the test of time. The Workzone Titanium+ 18V LI-ON Drill & Driver Kit is in store on 30th November while stocks last only, so don’t delay as once they’re gone, they’re gone. ENQUIRY-Card 514


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With the Mitsubishi L200’s improved three tonne towing capacity2 you can now take even more of a load off your mind. Plus with our revolutionary Super Select 4WD you’ll be able to keep control on any surface, from on-site to off-road. That’s because unlike any other pick-up, you can drive in 2WD or 4WD on any terrain, even tarmac3. And to help celebrate 40 years of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK the L200 is now available with £2,000 off across the range1. So while some things in life let you down, the new L200 won’t. We call this Intelligent Motion.



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Put it through its paces | Visit to find your nearest dealer. 1. £2,000 (excluding VAT) off offer applies to all L200 variants. Offer is valid between 1st October and 31st December 2014 and is subject to change without notice, available at participating dealers in the UK (excludes Channel Islands). Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. 2. 3 tonne towing capacity is only available on 15.5MY Warrior, Barbarian and Walkinshaw variants. 3. Super Select 4WD is only available on the Trojan, Warrior, Barbarian and Walkinshaw variants. M-ASTC (Mitsubishi Active Stability and Traction Control) is not available on Trojan. 4. L200 Barbarian rental shown is for a 15.5MY with manual transmission. The Contract Hire Finance Plan shown is applicable to business users only and is subject to status via Mitsubishi Contract Motoring (part of the official Mitsubishi Motors distribution in the UK), Watermoor, Cirencester, Glos. GL7 1LF. The rental is based on an advance payment equal to 12 rentals + VAT at 20%, followed by 35 monthly in arrears, subject to and based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is non-maintained. Model shown is a 15.5MY L200 Double Cab 2.5 DI-D Barbarian at £22,599 (£27,118.80 including VAT). Metallic paint extra. Excess mileage will be charged for. The offer rental is valid between 1st October and 31st December 2014 and is subject to change without notice, other terms and mileages are available upon request, available at participating dealers in the UK (excludes Channel Islands & I.O.M). Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. 5. ‘Great Finance Options’ relates to credit finance through Finance Mitsubishi 116 Cockfosters Rd, Barnet, EN4 0DY and is subject to status available to all customers aged 18 and over. Finance Mitsubishi is part of Lloyds Bank Asset Finance. Finance offers are only applicable in the UK (excludes Northern Ireland, Channel Islands & I.O.M) are subject to availability and may be amended or withdrawn at any time. 6. 5 year/125,000 mile warranty (whichever comes first) is applicable to new Mitsubishi L200 retail and small business sales and selected Contract Hire agreements. 5 year/125,000 mile warranty excludes NI & Channel Islands, Terms and Conditions apply. Please see for more details. 7. Offer price shown excludes VAT, VED and First Registration Fee and is for an L200 Single Cab 2.5 DI-D 4Work. ENQUIRY-Card 517


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Sika pulled out all the stops when providing a robust and impressive flooring solution for a hair and beauty wholesaler in Greater Manchester. Alan Howard Hair and Beauty Supplies, in Stockport, required easy-to-maintain and aesthetically pleasing flooring for its 750m2 trade supply warehouse. Specialist installers, Warrington-based Quest Industrial Flooring, turned to Sika to provide the ideal solution which began with Sikafloor 161 - an economic, two-part low viscosity epoxy resin primer for the concrete substrate, offering easy application and short wait times. Sikafloor 161 also provided an integral Damp Proof Membrane (DPM) to prevent moisture from passing into the open interior warehouse space. Sika Comfortfloor – sometimes described as ‘liquid applied vinyl’, given the polyurethane resin flooring is seamless – was then applied.

buildings each year, particularly older houses where the original damp proof course has been damaged over time. The SikaMur® Damp-Proofing System, from Everbuild, is the effective three step solution against rising damp, consisting of specially selected limestone aggregates, cements and air entraining additives. The SikaMur® Damp-Proofing system contains three parts, SikaMur® InjectoCream-100, SikaMur® Dry and SikaMur® Finish all of which are moisture vapour permeable, allowing the wall to dry out and prevent efflorescence damage, improve thermal properties and protect against condensation. The first step in the system is SikaMur® InjectoCream-100, a concentrated silane-based injectable damp proof course, containing more than 80% active ingredients which have a strong effect against rising damp.

it the most comprehensive and userfriendly source of information on sealants, adhesives and building chemicals for the professional trades man. The web site has been designed to work on mobile devices, making it the reference points for busy tradesmen on the go. The new site’s easy-to-navigate format means that visitors at can search for products either by range or by application sector. All of Geocel’s best-selling ranges, including Trade Mate, the EcoChem range and Great Stuff Pro range of foams, plus the 7 Series of silicone products from Strategic Partner Dow Corning, are covered in depth on the site. Users can drill down to full technical and safety data for every single product in the extensive range as well as download data sheets, safety info and DoPs.

Stixall Rapid 30, from Everbuild, is a new two component hybrid polymer adhesive from Everbuild with ultra-quick curing properties – setting hard in just 30 minutes. Curing by chemical reaction, Stixall Rapid 30 is ideal for bonding two nonporous substrates, living up to the Stixall name by bonding most common substrates. The instant grab properties make it ideal for use general bonding in the building industry and sealing floor and wall joints with moderate movement requirements, and the most demanding of applications including bonding in car body, coach and container assembly. Stixall Rapid 30 is Isocyanate, silicone and halogen free and has excellent adhesion to most construction substrates. It is also resistant to chemicals, non-staining and temperature resistant from -40° - 100°C. Available in 380ml cartridges, each box of two contains four mixer nozzles complete with extender. The nozzles are also available separately in a handy pack of six. ENQUIRY-Card 108 ENQUIRY-Card 109 ENQUIRY-Card 110 ENQUIRY-Card 111

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Formica Group launches its enhanced Washroom Collection Formica Group addresses the demand for design versatility and bespoke interior schemes in the washroom sector with the launch of the extended Formica® Washroom Collection. A comprehensive resource of materials and decors, the collection features a strong palette including 25 new decors, and introduces Younique® by Formica Group, a custom laminate service which allows architects, designers and fabricators to create a truly bespoke look. Offering a combination of Formica® High Pressure Laminate (HPL)

and Formica® Compact, the Formica Washroom Collection offers a solution for all application areas and performance levels. The key benefit provided by these products, especially Compact grade, is that of resistance to humidity and high-wear, essential in the washroom environment. Laminates are also hygienic, durable, easy to clean and

maintain. For architects, designers, and specifiers who must balance cost, durability and flexibility with great design; the Formica Washroom Collection offers an extremely practical and versatile range of laminates, produced to conform to a variety of safety standards including resistance to surface water, and scratching. In addition to being functional; the collection comprises a wide range of patterns, textures, colours. Bespoke printing options allow washrooms to be customised to suit particular decorative or corporate colour schemes. Developed exclusively by Formica Group’s in-house design team, 25 brand new decors and 3 new textures have been introduced in response to the latest design trends. Eva Hoernisch, Design Manager, Formica Group Europe, comments: “Continuing our legacy as a design innovator, we have developed five brand new Plain Colours, introduced seven different shades of Paloma - a versatile ‘speckle’ pattern - and brought in Twill, a new pattern based on a multicolour fabric with a subtle and random stripe effect. An important aspect when putting the range together was to enable architects, designers and manufacturers to create harmonious ‘mix and match’ colour schemes. Patterns such as Paloma and Twill work brilliantly with Plain Colours and Woods, and can even function as a link between these two décor groups.” Also introduced were Puregrain™, Linewood™ and Plex™ textures. The red

dot design award-winning Plex has been used to accompany the Twill pattern – a truly perfect match to create a textile look, with the colour play and crisp detail providing an ideal base for Plex to unfold its beauty. Washroom design, in terms of both colour scheme and pattern layout, plays an important part in creating facilities that are attractive and functional. The Formica Washroom Collection offers extensive design freedom for washrooms and changing rooms in a number of sectors; including hotels, schools, leisure centres or swimming pools, as well as airports, transport stations, retail outlets and places of entertainment. The in-house design team at Formica Group combined both well-established and brand new colours and decors that complement each other to provide architects and designers with everything they need to create an outstanding washroom area. ENQUIRY-Card 521

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

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

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Water efficiency & what it means for the building industry Barbara Osborne, Product Manager at Methven UK ( w w w. m e t hve n . c o m ) , discusses the challenge of water efficiency and what it means for the building industry.

Recent reports have revealed that adding a bathroom can increase a property’s value by six per cent, equating to almost £11,000 on top of the £173,467 average UK house price. This, coupled with a

further study showing buyers are looking for a ratio of two bathrooms for every three bedrooms, means the bathroom is proving to be a deal-breaker in the housing market. This can be seen as great news for homeowners and the wider housing market. However, as the bathroom equates to 66 per cent of daily water consumption, increasing the number of bathrooms could cause problems for savvy consumers who are being forced to pay attention to their water usage to keep household costs down. Water is often taken for granted as an essential part of personal hygiene and cleaning,

not to mention food and drink, and many people view it as an abundant and never-ending resource. Many people still use high-consumption showers, let the water run whilst brushing teeth, have fuller baths and wash up without a bowl – leaving the industry faced with the challenge of how to convert consumers to saving water. When it comes to water efficiency, many people tend to assume that switching from baths to showers is enough. In fact, some power showers use much more water than an average bath. It is also often assumed that water-efficient products will fall short and have a negative impact on the showering experience, meaning there can be reluctance to purchase them. And as, historically, some of these products were poorly designed, unattractive and noisy, it’s not surprising that the industry as a whole has found it difficult to convert consumers. Latest innovations, such as Satinjet® shower technology and smart water controls such as ceramic disc brassware, combine water saving credentials with stylish good looks, but the real issue is raising awareness among consumers, not just about their environmental impact; but how leaking pipes and the common

dripping tap or shower is costing them money. According to the Future Water Report, the Government’s water strategy for England, a single dripping tap wastes 15 litres of water a day, or almost 5,500 litres per year. A clever solution for the moneyconscious consumer is ceramic disc technology. The discs can be used in mixer showers, bathroom and kitchen taps, potentially saving thousands of litres of water every year, having a direct positive impact on the consumers bank balance, Furthermore, eco-friendly technology has been applied to showers to enable the delivery of optimum performance and a superior end-user experience. Delivering more than 300,000 water droplets per second, Satinjet® showers are optimised at just nine litres per minute, utilising twin jets of water that collide to create an invigorating shower at a fraction of the cost – so the experience is not marred by the water saving benefits. So, while the industry still has a way to go, progress is being made thanks to products such as these which enhance experience and save consumers money. ENQUIRY-Card 524

Bushboard Nuance bathroom laminate wallpanels are 100% water-impervious

lightweight to handle and easy to install Bushboard’s Nuance range of bathroom laminate wall panels are ideal for domestic and commercial bathrooms being lightweight to handle and easy to install, as well as offering a 100% waterproof product that’s backed by a 15 year guarantee. Uniquely, the panels feature a patented polyurethane core

board that ensures the panels are totally water-impervious with a surface that cope with busy usage, while being easy to clean. Nuance also requires no extrusions for installation, with the slim postformed edges giving a neater and visually superior result. Five different panel options are available to create wetrooms and level access showering, as well as for conventional shower enclosures and around baths.

The panels are 2420mm high in a range of widths, can be fitted from floor to ceiling and are bonded and sealed using Bushboard’s specially developed BB Complete adhesive which validates the guarantee. There are 25 designs, including luxurious True Scale granite and marble designs, catering for all bathroom interior styles and assuring affordability. The range is an ideal alternative to tiles as there are no grout lines to clean

and the products combine high performance with easy installation using simple joinery skills. Nuance is available ex stock across the UK in 24/48 hours from a national network of specialist distributors. For more information on

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JT FUSION: THE NEXT GENERATION Low profile tray now available in New Sizes and with a Concealed Waste option Following the continued sales success of the JT Fusion range, innovative shower tray manufacturer JT today announced that the market leading low-profile range is now available in additional new sizes and with a concealed waste option. The new range now also features a Fusion leg which has been developed for easy installation. Manufactured at JT’s Leeds headquarters, the JT Fusion, is the UK’s Number 1 low profile shower tray. As part of the continued innovation and

development programme, JT has now expanded the JTFusion range with 15 new sizes with the option of a concealed

waste, to create the perfect design-led solution for today’s bathroom. The range extension follows

the introduction of an integrated up stand and AntiSlip options in 2013. The new products are available immediately and have the option of the easy fit JTFusion Riser Kit, giving the installer the additional option of the tray being raised from the floor. The new easy fit leg set has been designed to make the raised installation and adjustment of the JTFusion even easier,

allowing flexibility to either fit directly on to the floor, or raised on the newly designed easy fit legs. Paul Crossley, Managing Director of JT, said: “Since the launch of the JT Fusion, the product has been a massive success with consumers and plumbers alike. It really is a fantastic product that we are very proud of. JT’s philosophy is to innovate and as part of that strategy, we have extended the range, added a waste design option and engineered a new leg installation solution with the plumber in mind.”

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Making the most of ‘the smallest room’

Proof of wetroom success The Twyford Energy es400 Particularly suitable for use in the shower enclosures creation of wetrooms, the Aquatecnic Aquaproof system is available from Delta Membrane Systems. Already well-known in the construction industry for the supply of a host of damp proofing products for many uses, including basement refurbishments and the like, Delta Membrane Systems now ventures into a fresh market with the Aquaproof range. Developed specifically to prevent water leakage from tiled areas – including wetrooms, shower areas, bathrooms and kitchens – Aquaproof is compatible with a wide range of substrates. These include ply sheeting, shower tray formers, plasterboard, mdf, cementitious screed and the most commonly available waterproof construction boards. Aquaproof creates a fully tanked room preventing damage to walls and floors, and ensuring there is no leakage into adjacent rooms. ENQUIRY-Card 112

The new es400 range of shower enclosures from Twyford Bathrooms offers a value-added specification with some premium features being included as standard, with the benefit of highly competitive pricing. es400 offers a design collection of 16 bifold, pivot and sliding doors and 3 side panels. All enclosures feature the valueadded specification of 6mm toughened safety glass and include a protective ProClean anti-limescale coating which also helps prevent the build-up of soap scum, stains and dirt. The enclosures are 1900mm high and have spring-loaded door buffers, meaning soft opening and cushioned closing, and double top and bottom rollers ensure smooth door movement and no visible fixings inside ensure easy cleaning. Solid stainless steel handles complete the stylish looks of the range, which offers exceptional quality and value for money.

On average we Britons have the smallest bathrooms in Europe and with more first-time “starter” homes and flats being built with tight bathroom space, this trend will only continue. That’s why, when designing bathrooms, saving space and creating an illusion of spaciousness is key to architects and installers. The Multikwik range of sanitary frames and slimline cisterns assist the design of small bathrooms in two ways. Firstly, they can shave vital centimetres off the space required for plumbing. Secondly, by using wall hung sanitaryware, it will give an uncluttered, clean look that can provide an airy feel to even the tightest bathroom or cloakroom. ENQUIRY-Card 114

Franke launch installer-focussed initiative ‘Fit Franke First’

Franke has launched an initiative aimed at installers titled Fit Franke First with a prize of a year’s free lunches up for grabs for one lucky installer. The initiative centres on a series of short training and information videos covering popular topics on installing sinks and taps. A range of techniques will be covered, starting with the basics and building up to more specific and complex subject matters. The videos are being mailed out across the industry to thousands of installers and are available to view on a dedicated website The first video on ‘how to install an inset sink’ was mailed out mid-September with two more to follow on installing a tap, as well as installing a tap brace over the next two ENQUIRY-Card113 months ENQUIRY-Card 115

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New Trio of kitchens from Benchmarx Benchmarx Kitchens and Joinery, the trade only supplier of high quality ready assembled kitchens, has launched three new ranges in response to current design trends and consumer demand for stylish yet affordable options. Benchmarx has developed the new ranges to further offer consumer’s stylish kitchens suitable for any budget and to help tradesman stay ahead of popular consumer trends. As well as developing new ranges, Benchmarx is ideally positioned to offer kitchen fitters all the components needed to complete an installation – from cabinetry and joinery, through to worktops, splashbacks and appliances. In order to help kitchen fitters offer their customers on-trend yet affordable ranges, Benchmarx has developed two cashmere kitchen ranges to reflect the need for stylish solutions where space may be a premium. Offering a warmer alternative to pure white, cashmere finished kitchens are ideal for modern and new-build homes as they offer a designer look but are still highly practical, perfect for today’s busy

lifestyle. With curved units and handless doors, Holborn Gloss Cashmere allows installers to offer their customers a striking kitchen that offers a neutral background many homeowners favour but with a chic twist. For homeowners looking for a more traditional kitchen design, the Turin Matt Cashmere range

from Benchmarx is a highly flexible scheme that can be adapted to a variety of style preferences. The Turin range is ideal for homeowners looking for an uncomplicated kitchen design. With classic lines and shakerstyle units, the Turin kitchen blends simplicity with modern

touches to offer an ideal kitchen space to withstand the rigours of family life. For a truly versatile kitchen ideal for families, Options Plus Gloss White incorporates ABS technology and has a high gloss PVC finish for added strength and toughness, ensuring the kitchen withstands the demands of family life.

Ideal for smaller areas or kitchens lacking natural sunlight, the Options Plus White Gloss has light reflecting properties which helps to make the kitchen feel larger and brighter. Combining contemporary slab units with added strength and durability, the Options range is ideal for busy lifestyles and offers value for money without compromising on quality. For further information about the new kitchen ranges, joinery and for details of all products available in the kitchen collection, or to find your local brach, visit the website

Multikwik bathrooms drainage covers all the bases

Refreshingly strong bath panels with Caberwood Caberwood MDF Pro from Norbord is a premium-grade, moisture-resistant MDF with a uniform density which is ideal for bath panelling and other light joinery applications. Suitable for straightforward machine and surface finishing, and available in six standard sizes, it offers the benefits of timber without the natural defects. The product, which is made in Cowie, Scotland, has been designed to be easy to saw, drill, shape and rout without splintering or chipping. It is also designed to look good; it's ideal for most high quality paint and surface finishes including the application of paper foils and veneers. In addition, Caberwood's high quality fibres and internal bond strength mean that the product boasts superior screw and fastener compared to other types of panel variations. ENQUIRY-Card 116

Multikwik now offers a complete range of shower and wet room drainage solutions – from feature-packed shower gullies, continuous channel drainage to sophisticated linear drainage. All products in the range combine modern design and easy installation features that will make it the logical choice for specifiers and installers alike. The Linnum range of linear drainage is slimline and unobtrusive to the overall bathroom Simplifying hygiene specification design, yet it’s simple and quick to install. Population trends are triggering an The channel can be adjusted to suit the increase in the specification and majority of floor voids down to a purchase of disabled equipment. As a minimum of 95mm, so it fits even where there are shallow floor voids. result, specifiers are having to adapt to developments in the sector- an ENQUIRY-Card 118 adaptation simplified with advances at Clos-o-Mat. Britain’s biggest Franke’s new Athena tap manufacturer of toileting solutions for Franke’s Athena kitchen mixer tap, part the less able, the company has extended of its best-selling Pro-Value range, offers its range to deliver a flexible offering that an excellent entry-mid range product efficiently creates a well-functioning which provides access to Franke’s accessible bathroom, toilet, washroom, renowned quality and design at highlyor Changing Places facility in domestic competitive price points. and commercial environments. The bi-flow Athena comes in an elegant “The Office for National Statistics’ latest and timeless swan neck design, destined data shows life expectancy in the UK has to become a popular feature tap in the reached its highest level on record, with Pro-Value range, and perfect for both the number of centenarians alone traditional and modern kitchens. increasing five-fold in 20 years. Disability Finished in polished chrome or smooth is also on the increase: up by 1/2million silksteel, the Athena is 349mm in height, in less than a decade, with manual has a spout reach of 194mm, and an dexterity and continence particularly overall handle width of 144mm. With both showing an increase in prevalence. ceramic cartridges it has a hot flow rate of 5 litres/min at 0.3 bar, so is ideal for ENQUIRY-Card 117 low pressure environments.

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Showers and Shower Trays

From MX Group

resin shower tray. The Expressions shower tray range is available in a range of popular shapes and sizes, making it an extremely attractive, yet highly practical shower tray design for the bathroom. Full details of the QI electric shower range and the Expressions shower tray range can be found on the comprehensive MX Group website at ENQUIRY-Card 530

MX is becoming an increasingly important name in the bathrooms, showers and wetroom sector with possibly the widest range of electric and thermostatic showers, shower trays and shower accessories available in the UK. This includes its new ‘QI’ electric shower range – a ‘quick installation’ range of electric showers that sets new standards for simple installation.

Featuring eight entry points for water and electric – these showers are the simplest and most effective electric shower installation option in today’s

marketplace. Ideal for new build or retrofit opportunities, these attractive showers are up to 30% slimmer than other units on the market. On the shower trays front, the new ‘Expressions’ range has been designed to provide the maximum showering area, incorporating a discreet, hidden waste system, yet the trays drain via a standard shower waste. The level waste design incorporates a standard waste outlet and allows easy access to clean, maintain and service without the need for an expensive gully waste system. The new range features an acrylic ABS finish, and weighs in at 40% lighter than a high wall stone

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Its all in the detail Deralam have now available large stocks of 25mm solid surface worktops ready for nationwide delivery. For samples and Display stands, please contact our national sales office Deralam Laminates Ltd, West Coast Park, Bradley Lane, Standish, Wigan WN6 0YR southern depot : Units 10 + 10+ Woodside Park, Foster Av. Dunstable LU5 5TA National Sales Line: Tel: 01257 478540 Fax: 01257 478550 Email: ENQUIRY-Card 532

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Rinnai’s infinity low nox innovation

wins installer endorsement

Rinnai UK, manufacturer of the most energy efficient continuous flow gas fired water heaters on the market, has produced product excellence with its latest launch, according to the man who has installed the first Rinnai KBM continuous flow water heater in the UK. Dave Winrow, who runs Winrow Building Services, was asked by Rinnai to trial its new super efficient Low NOx KBM continuous flow gas fired water heater. It went straight into a new retail complex he was refurbishing, a former Co-operative building, housing a hair salon, a separate beauty salon and a soon-to-be-occupied unit. “Across the two occupied units the heater is being used for one shower, two hairwash stations and three sinks including two in the clinical rooms of the beauty salon for podiatry and piercing. “Unusually we are also using the unit to supply the underfloor heating in the units. The system is on secondary return so the water flows through the shop to the basins and shower then mixed down to around 43°C and on its return flows over a plate heat exchanger to a manifold where the temperature is controlled by a pump and a

motorised valve. We only need 27°C for the underfloor heating so that’s plenty going through the plate. It is then separated – clean water for the salons and the rest for the heating - I have also installed two separate expansion vessels.” The Rinnai water heater has been brought to market to satisfy the ever-growing need for reduced emissions – the KBM range boasts NOx levels of less than 20ppm and this particular installation benefits from a combination of intrinsic trademark benefits from Rinnai. As it is used on a secondary flow and return system the Rinnai water heater uses its advanced electronic control system to ensure that gas injected for combustion is correctly regulated in relation to the energy needed which in turn better controls the output of harmful emissions. To date, NOx emissions as low as 7ppm have been recorded. As far as looks go, the unit itself is a neat, extremely robust yet easy to handle and install, says Winrow, adding: “The really big selling point on this unit is its reliability and the fact that it really is whisper quiet in operation.” The third shop/retail unit is just about to be let and there is plenty of capacity left on the KBM to service another couple of hot taps and underfloor heating there too, he reckons. “Upstairs units will be on the market soon and I will simply bolt on another KBM unit to service that space. That is another beauty of Rinnai units – they are very easy to add on when you need more capacity. “I have said it before about the Rinnai range there is nothing else on the market as clever as a Rinnai water heater. Rinnai engineering is so brutally simple” ENQUIRY-Card 533

Bigger, Better, Smarter ……….with Grundfos 2014 has been an important year for Grundfos Pumps. This is not only because they celebrated their 50th anniversary – having first opened in the UK in 1964 - but also because they have been listening to what customers have been requesting and have consolidated the domestic circulator line-up to meet these demands. The campaign has the overall theme of “The Perfect Fit” and this translates into: Bigger: the new UPS2 25-80 and 32-80. This is the perfect energy efficient replacement for old Grundfos UPS light commercial circulators up to 8m head. British built, their simple familiar design makes them an ideal and cost effective like for like choice. Better: the market leading UPS2 15-50/60. Built in the UK and designed specifically to meet the needs of UK installers looking to upgrade from old UPS 15-50 and 15-60 pumps. One compact model replaces 5m and 6m pumps. Available as a complete pump or just as a pump head for easy fitting. Smarter: the new ALPHA2 . This pump clearly demonstrates Grundfos’ genuine commitment to innovation. The new ALPHA2 is the most advanced domestic circulator on the market and has been confirmed by independent TÜV tests as the most energy efficient. Find out more about this great range by visiting and click on the Bigger – Better - Smarter banner to get the perfect fit for all your circulator needs.

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Wave goodbye to ineffecient heating Leading manufacturer, Worcester, Bosch Group, has added a new programmable smart heating control the Wave Smart Thermostat - to its extensive product portfolio, offering installers the chance to integrate sophisticated heating and hot water controllability into heating systems nationwide. Compatible with a wide range of Worcester’s award-winning Greenstar gas and oil-fired boilers, the sophisticated device allows heating to be adjusted from a smartphone or tablet using a wireless internet connection. The sleek black glass wall-mounted panel is simple to install and connects to the boiler using a low voltage two wired connection directly to the boiler PCB. Through an easy-to-use free App, homeowners can take complete control of their heating and hot water, whether at home, at work, or on holiday. The App not only allows remote adjustment of heating and hot water performance. ENQUIRY-Card 120

The Johnson & Starley QuanTec HR28C combi high efficiency condensing boiler with passive flue gas heat recovery (PFGHR) makes it not only arguably the most efficient boiler available on the market but also the smallest. Unlike other manufacturers whose boilers offer passive flue gas heat recovery, the QuanTec requires no extra space and will replace any gas condensing boiler, giving exceptional savings on gas consumption. Long term value for money and life time Altecnic’s Ecocal TRV is the smart costings are vital considerations and the choice this winter QuanTec boiler with PFGHR represents With winter just around the corner, the the most efficient way of recycling heat UK’s leading supplier and manufacturer and offering optimum energy efficiency. of accredited plumbing equipment, Altecnic is encouraging plumbers to ENQUIRY-Card 122 raise awareness of its environmentally friendly and economical Ecocal Energy Saving Product that the thermostatic radiator valve. As well as Design Conscious Must Have the usual manually selected TRV flow With over 70 percent of UK households positions, the Ecocal includes an still not benefitting from the savings automatically-adjusting liquid filled offered by thermostatic radiator valves element, an anti-tamper lock shield and (TRVs), leading UK manufacturer Pegler an environmentally friendly ‘economy Yorkshire has put its knowledge and setting’ that all help maintain an expertise to the test and developed a ambient room temperature, achieving range of decorative TRVs which would considerable energy savings and appeal to the more design conscious reducing bills. Beside its energy efficiency consumer. “Research by TACMA, the and cost saving abilities, the Ecocal TRV controls association within BEAMA, (of which Pegler Yorkshire is a member) and also offers significant safety benefits. the Energy Saving Trust, showed that 70% Built in to the aesthetically designed of UK homes do not have the minimum thermostatic controller, its anti-tamper levels of controls installed meaning that a lock shield allows the head of the Ecocal homeowner could save up to £409.00* in to be set in a single. just twelve months with the installation of room thermostat and TRVs," said Sindar Singh, climate control market manager for ENQUIRY-Card 121 Pegler Yorkshire. ENQUIRY-Card 123

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Horstmann plays it cool at Bath Brewery An unusual application of a Horstmann motorised central heating zone valve in an in-house brewery is ensuring the ale lovers of Bath are enjoying their favourite tipple is brewed to perfection! The James Street Brewery situated in the famous Bath Brew House public house is a six barrel micron brewery which is fully on show in the Brew House and which supplies beer to both the venue as well as its sister pub in Bath ‘The Cork’. The mash tun, liquor tank and copper are located on the ground floor with the three large fermenting vessels located on the floor above in the glass fronted Tank Room. It is here that the three Horstmann ZonePlus Z series motorised valves are located, each controlling volumes of temperature control of the fermenting cooling water flowing around the jacket beers is maintained. of the fermenting tank to ensure precise Head brewer at The Brew House is Anna Schwable who learned her craft in Bavaria. As she explains, “We primarily brew two featured beers – ‘Gladiator’, a 3.8% abv best bitter and ‘Emperor’, a 4.4 abv hoppy pale ale. That said we also brew seasonal ales that often feature unusual ingredients and small batches for events such as Burns Night or Halloween so it is quite varied. “Each is brewed to its own individual recipe predominantly using finest

A Liverpool church is being given a new lease of life thanks to renovation works, which will feature Polypipe’s market leading underfloor heating to provide comfort for its congregation. Following recommendations by the Liverpool Diocesan Advisory Committee’s heating engineer, and the project’s architect and historic building consultant Robin Wolley, registered installer P.R. Heating & Gas Services selected one of Polypipe’s water-based under floor heating systems for St

Dunstan’s Church, located in the city’s Edge Hill district. As the church had solid floors in place, the heating engineers had to provide an efficient solution which would have minimum impact on the Grade II* listed 19th century building. Chosen for its suitability for the floor type and covering to be used, a low profile Overlay™ system will be placed on top of the solid surface before engineered oak flooring is laid on top. In large, high ceilinged properties, traditional radiators may only increase the

Z322 mid position diverter valves that are part of the re-designed Horstmann ZonePlus range. They feature a Hansen Class F synchron motor, industry standard fittings and wiring and an easily replaced ‘clip on’ actuator. A brass body and thermoplastic motor cover ensure long life in the warm yet damp environment of the tank room. For more conventional applications in the plumbing and heating sector, ZonePlus valves are available in 2 and 3 English hops but importantly, each port versions for 22mm and 28mm pipe brewing process is finely tuned. dimensions. “The Horstmann ‘blue’ valves as we call them are directly connected to For further information on the Bath thermostats that monitor the Brew House visit at 14 James Street temperature of the fermenting beer in West, Bath or visit the tanks and being a 24/7 operation, control cooling water in the tank jackets For details of the extensive which is regularly introduced to Horstmann range of central heating maintain the optimum fermenting controls visit temperatures. A simple process but one that is all important to the quality of the finished product”, she explains. ENQUIRY-Card 536 The valves featured are Horstmann

Polypipe provides warm sanctuary for Liverpool Church goers temperature of the air around them, which will then rise towards the property’s unusable upper areas. This results in an uneven temp erature for those using the ground floor, with ‘hot spots’ being created near the radiators, while the rest of the space remains unheated. By heating the entire floor area equally, Polypipe Underfloor Heating is ideal for expanses such as this, providing a comfortable ambient temperature wherever it is installed. Maximising floor and wall space due to the removal of radiators, the system may also provide cost savings, due to its ability to operate with an

average water temperature of 50°C, compared to traditional heating systems which heat water to 80°C. Paul Stevenson at P.R. Heating & Gas Services, said: “Large spaces such as the main hall at St Dunstan’s can be difficult to heat, with any warm air created by radiators travelling up towards the ceiling rather than filling the room. In using Polypipe Underfloor Heating we were able to ensure that all areas of the main church hall were heated equally, with the Overlay™ variant allowing us to carry out the work without damaging this listed building.” Dave Foster, Heating Manager at Polypipe, added: “Underfloor

heating is often considered to be a solution for modern, hightech spaces, but heritage projects can benefit equally from its ability to create a comfortable ambient temp erature. By providing the maximum possible heated area, we hope that the system installed at St Dunstan’s will allow the church’s congregation and clergy to make the most of the hall for many years to come.” For more information visit: ENQUIRY-Card 537

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Absolut XPERT System Chimney


Air-tight homes and modern heating technologies place enormous demands on a chimney W]WXIQ*SVI\EQTPIIRIVK]IJ½GMIRXW]WXIQW[MXLPS[¾YIKEWXIQTIVEXYVIWGERPIEHXS condensation. With its integrated and insulated combustion air shaft, Absolut XPERT from Schiedel is the ideal system to avoid damage to the fabric of the building due to condensate, [LMPIEGLMIZMRKQE\MQYQIJ½GMIRG]ERH[EVQXL-XWTVS½PIHPMRIVEPWSQEOIWMXGETEFPISJ [MXLWXERHMRKGLMQRI]½VIWERHGSVVSWMSR)EW]XSMRWXEPPERH&MSQEWWGSQTEXMFPIMXWXLI Absolut XPERT solution for stress free heating. 8S½RHSYXQSVIEFSYX%FWSPYX<4)68ZMWMXYWEX[[[WGLMIHIPGSYO EN 13063-1/2/3 ENQUIRY-Card 538

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Gazco’s popular Riva2 Range Expands with Riva2 750HL! Choosing your perfect appliance, however, is no mean feat. Alongside the significant factor of style, there are many points to contemplate efficiency, ease of use and economy are all major considerations for the discerning home owner. With a variety of fuel types, flues and styles available, finding the best fire for your home can seem unachievable. When it comes to today’s lifestyles, for

many homeowners convenience is key, and it is hard to find an appliance more convenient than a modern gas fire. High efficiency glass-fronted gas fires usher in a new era of heating, and the new Riva2 750HL is a prime example of how these fires exude style without compromising on substance. Designed to fit into standard 36” chimney openings, the Riva2 750HL requires no additional flue liner when installed into

an existing masonry chimney – a time and money saving option for many home owners. Incorporating the very best technology, this innovative gas fire has an efficiency of up to 80%, making it perfect for keeping your home wonderfully warm. The Riva2 750HL has a heat output of up to 7kW, all controlled by a Programmable Thermostatic Remote. The remote allows you to not only control your fire from ignition to extinguish with the touch of a button, but also to programme your fire to turn on when you need it most. So on those cold winter days when you arrive home and dream of instant heat, your wishes can be answered with the Riva2 750HL. Like many modern gas appliances, this fire is available in natural gas and LPG versions, so even if your home is not connected to mains gas, you can still

enjoy this beautiful fire. When it comes to design, the Riva2 750HL is a truly exemplary fire that can suit a variety of homes. With handpainted ´logs´ and a glowing ember fuel effect, the flame visuals can compete with a solid fuel fire. Offered with a range of contemporary frames, the Riva2 750HL can create a striking feature in a wide variety of interiors. From the frameless Edge to the sleek, black glass of the Icon XS frame, your Riva2 750HL is sure to make a big impact and complement your interior tastes. The Riva2 750HL also looks equally magnificent surrounded by a traditional stone mantel, perfect for period properties or for adding classic glamour to any home. Whatever your style, the Riva2 750HL exhibits the modern technology and stunning design.

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30 Doors & Windows

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Another Winner from Garador

It’s an open and shut case! Up & Overs are already Britain’s top selling doors. Now, with their fabulous new looks and great options, the new Garador Windsor and Ascot doors are certain to be market leaders in the coming months. art operational systems with a range of options available such a retractable gear, factory pre-framed purpose-made; free poly-wrapping on colours, length choices on bottom weatherseal; and additional Lock Kit fitted onto door. Both are priced very competitively and are easy to install with minimal maintenance. The main difference between Windsor and Ascot is design. The fresh modern styles incorporate a horizontal panelling for Ascot while Windsor is vertical; but it’s not a big difference - both designs will add a fresh new look to any home.

Both doors share a number of top features. They are constructed from high grade galvanised steel finished with a durable powder coat and a rivet free panel for an ultra smooth appearance. Both come in a choice of 18 vibrant new standard colours. Both styles share the same state of the

Call 01935 443704 for more information or check out all the new doors from Garador on their relaunched website at ENQUIRY-Card 541

SWA members see ‘Belgium doors' making a comeback As in the fashion world, architecture tends to be cyclical with UK designers having revisited everything over the years from Tudor beams to vertical tile hanging. Steel windows, for their part, have remained an enduring element to both domestic and commercial buildings - favoured for their slim sight-lines combined with rugged performance though they too are subject to trends in styles and application. Most recently members of the Steel Window Association have been reporting a resurgence in the popularity of steel framed entrance screens and partitions: normally featuring a pair of double doors flanked by fixed lights, and also referred ENQUIRY-Card 124 to as Belgium Doors.

Achieve a seamless finish with Senior’s Hybrid Fenestration systems designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems continues to respond to the demands of the industry, with the addition of a frameless casement window system to its innovative Hybrid

range of timber composite systems. The high insulation Hybrid Series 3 frameless casement window ensures that, when installed alongside Hybrid Series 3 curtain walling, a flush, seamless finish is achieved across the whole facade. Glazing up to 28mm in thickness can be specified and installed with the system, which has been designed with current and future building regulations in mind and is available top or side hung. Meanwhile, the window system’s impressive U values aid the thermal performance of buildings, helping architects to improve the environmental credentials of a building and bring in a host of long-term cost savings. ENQUIRY-Card 125

Comar 5P.i open-out and tilt & turn windows

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems; with their approved fabricator PAGE Group Peterborough Ltd completed a prestigious new build waterside residential development, Q Apartments, at Tanners Wharf, Bishop Stortford. Sales of the units which include 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and luxury penthouses exceeded all expectations, appealing to first time buyers, investors and airline personnel working at nearby Stansted Airport. The re-development of the area has been welcomed by the local residents as it now replaces a derelict site of unfinished buildings. Comar 5P.i open-out and tilt & turn windows, with Comar 7P.i rebated doors were selected for the apartments with Comar 7P.i AFT Commercial Doors for the main entrances. For safety, the Comar 7P.i AFT Commercial Doors were fitted with Anti-Finger Trap stiles which were hung directly from the Comar 6 curtain walling. ENQUIRY-Card 126

Aliro offers web-based access control Aliro, the new access control system from the Security Products from Siemens, offers a clearly structured system architecture with user-friendly software and intuitive mobile applications. With its flexible operating concept, the system can be managed from virtually any Internet-connected device. Since each door has one access point, Aliro’s architecture is very straightforward. This makes it easier for installers to design the system and prepare cost estimates. The access points can also be used as capture stations, eliminating the need for additional hardware. With system costs proportionate to the number of doors to be protected, the architecture also improves cost transparency for users. ENQUIRY-Card 127

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

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Synseal’s WarmCore launch delivers true innovation The latest advances in garage door technology can be found in the sidesliding HST sectional from Hörmann, which offers unique features for special fitting situations. For a style statement that offers the best security, or if headroom is limited, the HST is an ideal fit. The side-sliding doors quietly and ever-so-smoothly recess into tracks along the garage wall, offering an excellent alternative to the traditional sectional door. For integral garages, the doors will need to be well insulated, which is where traditional sectional doors really come into their own. Hörmann’s range comes with specialist seals surrounding all four sides of the doors, with many achieving U-values as low as 1.4W/m2K. Extra insulation can be found via the panels that also add to the product’s overall strength and rigidity. Double automatic safety cut-outs and the in-finger trap protection, both bolster its safe operation. Not only is Hörmann’s HST innovative in its design, including its multiple security and safety aspects, it is also the garage door that uses the world's first handle actuated, automatic wicket door function. This unique feature means that a simple press of the handle or handset will open the door to a selected point. Therefore, an alternative separate pedestrian entrance is created, giving the end user the ultimate in convenience. Naturally, a wide range of decorative options are available, from windows and frosted glass elements, to textured surface finishes and assorted handles -

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Synseal is proud to introduce WarmCore, an innovative aluminium folding sliding door system which incorporates a radically different product design approach to create a new high performance fenestration framing solution: “warm aluminium”. Totally designed from scratch starting with a clean sheet of paper, every single component has been concept sketched, detail designed, prototyped, tooled, trial installed and rigorously tested by

Synseal’s market-leading R&D team. WarmCore is a high quality aluminium bi-fold door solution with peerless thermal performance to ensure end-user comfort, all year round. Precision-manufactured with a high quality surface finish and affording slim, elegant door frame sightlines once installed, aluminium has undoubtedly become the material of choice for premium folding sliding door applications today. But now there’s an

even better solution – WarmCore’s innovative “warm aluminium” frame construction is key to offering unrivalled thermal performance with U-values as low as 1.4 W/m2K using standard 28mm double glass or 1.0 W/m2K using 44m triple glass. At the heart of WarmCore products is a core of PVC-U which significantly outperforms the polyamide thermal breaks commonly used to reduce the threat of cold bridging on aluminium windows and doors. The result is an innovative “warm aluminium” frame construction, carefully dimensioned to provide an optimised 70mm front-to-back overall sash frame depth for UK applications while ensuring market-leading thermal performance thanks to the multichambered insulating core. When viewed from the outside, WarmCore doors ensure a classical appearance with a choice of 4 high quality aluminium external cladding styles: Square design (as used with architectural aluminium fenestration), Pencil Round design (curved elegance), Decorative design (sculptured ovolo as used with timber windows and doors) and Chamfered design (evoking traditional putty-glazed windows and doors). 4 aluminium cladding colours – White, Cream, Black RAL 9005 and Grey RAL 7016 - provide 16 possible colour configurations, including dual-colour combinations. ENQUIRY-Card 545

Introducing Hörmann’s most innovative garage doors to date all of which can add to the door’s visual appeal and kerb-side credibility. Whatever your design challenge, Hörmann has the products, expertise and knowledge to deliver the perfect style of garage door, whatever the budget. For more information, contact the service team on 01530 516 888 or visit ENQUIRY-Card 546

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DYNAMIC Long Term Thermal Insulation Foam New Thermofoam from Everbuild is the ideal Helps to to fill voids prevent heat escape solution and seal gaps in around windows, doors areas prone to air and other wall break leakage and heat loss in buildings. through points Ineffective airtightness in buildings can be responsible for up to 40% of heat loss. With excellent thermal and acoustic insulation properties, Thermofoam provides crucial long term protection from heat escape and draughts; resulting in improved energy efficiency. The powerful bond strength and flexibility of Thermofoam absorbs component movement, which stops cracks occurring during the contraction of building materials such as window frame to wall bonds, giving an airtight, hermetically sealed barrier.

ENERGY SAVING FIRE RATED TO ISO 13501 (CLASS E) ACOUSTIC RATED AIR TIGHT Everbuild Building Products Ltd. Site 41, Knowsthorpe Way, Cross Green Industrial Estate, Leeds LS9 0SW Telephone: 0113 240 3456 Fax: 0113 240 0024 e-mail: website: ENQUIRY-Card 547

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Firewise Supplies Ltd suppliers of Intumescent Draught,Weather, Acoustic Seals & Fire Rated products

Firewise Supplies Ltd are proud to be one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of Intumescent Draught,Weather and Acoustic Seals as well as a wide range of Fire Rated products including Fire Rated Foam and Intumescent Mastic, both currently on offer. With over twenty years’ experience within the industry we provide a trusted and reliable service to our customers and one of the widest product ranges available in one place. Enjoying an enviable reputation for both efficient sales and prompt distribution worldwide. We are able to combine our unique expertise and experience within the industry to offer customers an exceptional level of service. Firewise also provide expert technical advice and are happy to advice on one off or bespoke solutions as part of our customer service. Firewise are committed to the CE mark process and are pleased to announce that fire tests in accordance with EN1366-3 are now successfully completed for its range of pipe wraps and fire collars. The products are currently being assessed for durability performance in accordance with ETAG026. It is expected these products

will be CE marked by November this year. Further details will be posted on our website.’ With an ever increasing change to both products and regulations within the market place, Firewise have identified the need for a ‘one stop’ solution for customers’ requirements. Our extensive range covers the whole spectrum of all the leading manufacturers within this sector, which enables us to provide informed, nonbiased, factual information, to ensure products are delivered on time and at highly competitive rates. Our website is designed to provide our customers with easy access to all our products. You can either search for products using the simple navigation menu system, or use the search engine. Datasheets are available to download for all the products on the site. Just navigate to the product page and click on the download link on the top toolbar. Ordering & Delivery: Most of our products are available directly from stock at highly competitive rates. To complement this, we offer an excellent sales and technical back up service and are always available to assist you with your enquiry or order.

Once placed your order will be dealt with quickly & efficiently. Goods from stock are dispatched the same day up to 4.00pm, using either a standard overnight delivery or choose from the various options of ‘AM’ services that we can offer, including Saturday’s Firewise Supplies Limited Unit 5, The Old Brewery, Brewery Road, Pampisford, Cambridge, CB22 3EW Tel. 01223 839727 Fax: 01223 837487 Email: Web: ENQUIRY-Card 548

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New foodbank has new roof Jet Cox shines on Lady Spacetherm solution More and more people in New Addington are finding themselves unable to afford to eat which prompted the requirement for a new food bank offering food parcels, and renewed hope, to those in need. The new Salvation Army Vine food bank in New Addington is providing vital support to those in difficult financial circumstances providing food, directing people to relevant services and providing a listening ear in times of crisis. The Salvation Army property department provided the Croydon based facility with an old scout hut which was in much need of refurbishment. This resulted in the specification of a Sika Liquid Plastics Decothane waterproofing system for the roof refurbishment to ensure longevity and protection for the building. Registered Sika Liquid Plastics roofing contractor, Heartfelt Roofing, based in Surrey, was specified for the job. ENQUIRY-Card 128

Margaret School

Established almost a century ago, the Lady Margaret School in West London continues to serve the community and has recently been expanded, with over two dozen rooflights of different types from the Jet Cox range bringing natural daylight to the teaching spaces. Lady Margaret’s is a Church of England academy for girls aged 11-18 situated in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. The school has a roll call of 725, of whom 215 are in the sixth form, while the stimulating environment is considered to contribute to the establishment’s record of success. Set in attractive grounds, the academy comprises three Georgian listed buildings – to which family owned construction firm, Osborne has added a fourth, modern structure. ENQUIRY-Card 129

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IKOpro Acrylic Roof Coat makes quick work of flat roof

When Matt Mullaly MRICS were looking for a thermal solution to the upgrade of the solid walls at the historic custom house at Gorran Head, Cornwall, they approached the A. Proctor Group. As a result, Spacetherm® F was specified to improve the thermal performance of the walls whilst minimising impact to the room sizes. Spacetherm® F is one of a range of products from The A. Proctor Group which utilise the most thermally efficient of all insulants, aerogel. The insulation is a composite of fibrous matting and aerogels. It is a low density solid derived from a gel, in which the liquid component has been replaced by gas, using a process known as supercritical drying. This results in a material which has remarkable insulation properties. Spacetherm® panels are designed to insulate hard to treat, solid walls internally.

IKOpro Acrylic Roof Coat has been used to provide a quick and seamless waterproof solution to a leaking roof at Bellman’s Auctioneers & Valuers in West Sussex. Local building contractor M Holmes Construction completed the 160m2 job in just 3 days, and was very impressed by the amount of time saved. The parapet roof situated over the offices of well-known Billinghurst auctioneer, Bellman’s had come to the end of its natural life, with continual water ingress through the outlets and copings causing issues for the floors below. M Holmes Construction were called in to survey the job and recommend a long term, cost effective solution that would in turn cause minimal disruption to the staff working in the offices below. ENQUIRY-Card 130 ENQUIRY-Card 131

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

For more information telephone 01284 848651 or visit The first skylight manufacturers to be BSI verified. Sunsquare. Believing in better since 2004. ENQUIRY-Card 550

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We Are Evolving

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


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

Expert Advice In branch and direct to you on-site Incredible Choice A huge range of specialist products from leading manufacturers Excellent Logistics Over 200 dedicated vehicles delivering nationwide daily Over 130 branches nationwide With key products always in stock

Look out for our new brand at the following locations: Direct Roofing Supplies


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For more information visit us in branch or contact us at SIG Roofing, Harding Way, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 3YJ Tel: 01480 466777 Fax: 01480 300269



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Bostik produces a range of high quality products for roofing Bostik produces a range of high quality products for roofing, including the market leading Cementone Flexacryl range. Cementone Flexacryl Quick Drying combines a high performance way to waterproof roofing with the benefits of a low odour, solvent-free formula that is one of the quickest drying of its kind. Suitable for wet or dry surfaces and brushed on in one coat, it is suitable for working on both new roofing and conducting essential repairs to an existing roof. Resistant to light showers in as little as sixty minutes, the product also contains fibres to bridge cracks or gaps during repair work. Another market-leading weather-proofing product available is Evo-Stik Flashband, ideal for making long-lasting repairs to flashing, guttering, downpipes and capping. It will provide an instant waterproof seal even in damp conditions and is quick and easy to apply with no specialist tools required. EVO-STIK Flashband offers four layers of protection - lacquer, foil, membrane and bitumen adhesive. It has superior heat resistance, easily moulds to contours and is available in a range of sizes. ENQUIRY-Card 552 ENQUIRY-Card 553

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Flexible wood fibre suitable for roof, floor and timber frame wall applications. Excellent all round insulation properties improves the fabric and makes buildings a better place to live and work in whatever the weather.

Wood fibre building boards for sarking, sheathing, acoustic and render applications. Diffusion qualities provide healthy living with protection against wind, dust, moisture and sound.


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Langley fights fear of fire with new Supracoating RLV detailing system In response to concerns over the use of torch-applied roofing in high-risk areas, Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd, the national roofing and waterproofing expert, has introduced its new Supracoating RLV coldapplied liquid detailing system.

Consisting of a bitumen polyurethane liquid, Supracoating RLV removes the risk of fire that is sometimes associated with carrying out detailing work, while providing excellent waterproofing properties. Due to its flexibility and ease of application, the system can be

used around complex areas, such as irregular shaped roof penetrations, and can be supported by matting where reinforcement is required. Supracoating RLV can also be used to carry out small-scale repairs, and compatible mastics are available to fill joints and gaps with ease.

Adhering to any clean, dry, contaminant-free substrate, the system seeps through the top layer of porous mineral and slate finishes of felt membrane roof coverings connecting to the bitumen beneath giving far greater adhesion and integrity. This is in contrast to the adhesion found in some

plastic-based liquid systems which have a tendency to sit on top of mineral-finished capping materials creating a situation where water can travel beneath the product by capillary action. Supracoating RLV can also be broadcast with the same granules used on any sur rounding mineral cap sheet, offering a complimentary appearance and equal UV resistance. Steve Rowe, Product Development Manager at Langley Waterproofing said: “Fire is, understandably, a major concern for building owners and insurers alike. “While details such as upstands and abutments can be rebuilt, this is often a costly and timeconsuming procedure, leading many to consider refurbishment. In recognition of this requirement, and fears over the use of hot-applied systems, we’ve developed Supracoating RLV, which offers superior performance while removing the risk of fire.” For more information on Langley’s range of products and services, please visit ENQUIRY-Card 557

Record Year for Freefoam Guarantees

Freefoam announce a significant increase in the number of installations registered for its 50 year Lifetime Guarantee. Figures are up by 13% overall year on year, with some areas months this development has of the UK seeing an increase helped Freefoam stockists and Registered Installers gain a of an incredible 45%. significant competitive advanFreefoam achieved another first tage in today’s challenging in 2012 with the introduction of market. Installers are using the the first ever 50 years Lifetime benefits of this extended Guarantee on white PVC-U and warranty to engage with PVC-UE roofline, rainwater and consumers and subsequently cladding products. In the last 18 convert leads into orders with

Freefoam seeing the number of guarantee registrations rising steadily year on year. Jason Large, Simply Roofline in Peterborough explained. “We’ve been registered installers of Freefoam products since 2007. We use the benefits of the Lifetime Guarantee extensively in our sales pitch, it makes a

great selling tool and breaks down the barriers to lead conversions.” Making, and guaranteeing, long life products is a life-long company commitment by Freefoam that involves both technical and manufacturing resources and the cumulative experience of products in use over many years. Freefoam has built up an extensive databank of registered installations with detailed product information spanning many years. With intensive technical work on advanced lead-free product formulations, work with external partners and first hand evidence of many years of their weathering in a wide range of testing climates, plus accelerated weathering tests of up to 50 years, has established unrivalled knowledge of how products perform. The Freefoam Lifetime Guarantee can be offered by any Freefoam Registered Installer on all white products including Reveal Liner, Full Replacement Fascia, Soffit, Rainwater Systems and

Cladding. Installation work is registered on line and certificates are sent directly to the consumer from the manufacturer. What’s more, all guarantees are transferable allowing future homeowners to still see the benefits of the guarantee many years after initial fitting. Aidan Harte, Managing Director summarised “We know that roofline and home improvement markets are highly competitive and want to give Freefoam Registered Installers the best chance of winning business. These figures show that giving consumers guaranteed peace of mind is a winning formula” For more information call Freefoam on 01604 591110 or To become a Registered Installer go to ENQUIRY-Card 558

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Eco-Funded external wall insulation by Saint-Gobain Weber transforms Holly Park Estate Extensive external refurbishment and thermal upgrade of almost 300 hard-to-treat apartments on the Holly Park Estate, Crouch Hill. Islington Council has worked with Network Weber approved design and build contractor Lawtech to deliver a unique upgrade programme that is estimated to save each tenant around £245 a year in energy costs. The ten four-storey apartment blocks were built in the 1950s using traditional London Red brick which local planners considered to be of heritage status. “The Holly Park Estate does not lie within a conservation area but our planners were very clear that they wanted to retain the original red brick appearance of the buildings,” says Richard Gill, project manager, Islington Council. “At the same time they were sympathetic to the need to improve the thermal performance of the solid wall


properties and supported our aim to raise the living conditions of our tenants and leaseholders, especially at a time when energy costs are rising quickly.” The solution was achieved with the application of the versatile, BBA approved, weber.therm XM EWI system. It was installed with a variety of finishes including brick effect render, textured synthetic finish and ashlar detailing. The weber.therm XB system which uses authentic brick slips was also integrated to help retain the traditional red brick façade and a stretcher bond was used. The combination of Weber systems and finishes installed at Holly Park has helped to retain the visual integrity of the building to the satisfaction of local planners whilst dramatically improving the thermal performance and overall aesthetics. The bespoke design was delivered by Lawtech to a project value of £2.5m over a nine month rolling programme.

After The scheme was Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funded to deliver a carbon saving scheme that is estimated to equate to 5,000 tonnes of lifetime CO2 emissions while reducing energy bills and improving living standards. “Holly Park has been a challenging project due initially to meeting the requirements of the Council’s planning department, but the versatility of the Weber EWI system allowed us to achieve the exact finish they required,” says David Smith, marketing and business development manager, Lawtech. “We worked closely with Weber throughout to design a solution that matched the planners require ments as well as fit commercially within Islington Council’s budgets. This project is truly the first of its size, scale and scope and has gone extremely well and is something for everyone involved to be proud of.” weber.therm XM EWI, a lightweight

system incorporating thin-coat polymer render and mesh cloth reinforcement, was installed to the apartment blocks which incorporates 100mm thick, high performance, grey expanded polystyrene (EPS). The balconies and walkways were finished with weber.plast TF a coloured synthetic finish with a light aggregate texture in ‘Barely Beige’ and architectural detail around windows has been retained with weber.therm RB, a render brick system which combines two polymer-modified mortars to create a brick effect finish. Two blocks have insulated feature panels with ashlar-effect horizontal bands, while the London Red brick was replicated using some 3000m² of weber.therm XB applied over 110mm of EPS insulation at ground level. ENQUIRY-Card 560 ENQUIRY-Card 561

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44 Repairs & Maitenance The Old Cottages are two newly renovated period properties in Sarratt, near Rickmansworth. Originally six workersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cottages, they have now been remodelled and renovated to form two semi-detached dwellings. As part of the renovation, Alumascâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Swisslab external wall insulation (EWI) system was specified as a result of owner Richard Haynes contacting energy saving specialists, the Mark Group. Advice was sought on how the thermal performance of the buildings could be improved, resulting in EWI being put forward.

. View our publication online at . October 2014 . REASON FOR SPECIFICATION The period solid brick construction meant that energy efficiency and aesthetics at The Old Cottages were both in need of improvement. As the Mark Group have an excellent, longstanding working relationship with Alumasc, they were confident that Swisslab EWI would easily meet all the scheme was part-funded by properties. An additional goal requirements of the scheme. the Energy Company Obligation was to improve the appearance The Mark Group offer a (ECO). of the The Old Cottages as dedicated EWI installation owner, Richard Haynes, service for domestic properties, CHALLENGES AND AIMS explains: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The original often helping homeowners and The aim of the installation was properties looked awful. The residents to take advantage of to improve the thermal exterior was painted brick and Government schemes and performance, thus lowering a number of doors and energy saving initiatives. This future energy bills at the two windows had been bricked up over the years.â&#x20AC;? Alumascâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Swisslab EWI was the ideal choice for the project. This direct-fix insulated render system is commonly used for overcladding existing properties and brings with it a number of benefits over and above the obvious improvements to thermal performance and upgrade of the building facade. These include, amongst others, weather protection and elimination of condensation and mould growth.

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The Old Cottages comprised 60mm phenolic insulation along with Alumascâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high performance Silkolitt silicone render in standard white, the latter greatly improving the aesthetic appeal of the building. RESULTS As a result of the EWI installation, both properties at The Old Cottages have significantly improved thermal performance, with U-values now at 0.3W/(m2k) compared to the previous 2.10W/(m2k) CALL TO ACTION For more information, please visit ENQUIRY-Card 563

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Internal or external - the choice is yours After acquiring approximately 50 properties, Cottsway Housing decided to improve the energy efficiency of the buildings, to help reduce their tenant’s energy bills. However, with five of the properties constructed with solid walls, Cottsway Housing had to find an alternative insulation solution. With impressive U-values and an easy installation with minimum disruption to homeowners, Knauf Insulation’s high performing ThermoShell® EWI (External Wall Insulation) system was installed to the homes. Timothy Russell, Surveyor at Cottsway Housing,

commented: “With the new properties added to our portfolio, we wanted to improve the U-values of the buildings to bring them up to Building Regulation standards and our own high standards. “As five of the houses were constructed with solid walls (without a cavity to retro-fill), our choice was between insulating the properties on the external or internal side of the wall. Knauf Insulation’s ThermoShell system offers both Internal Wall Insulation (IWI) and External Wall Insulation (EWI) options. However, for this particular project we decided that the EWI system better suited the design brief.”

The ThermoShell EWI system is a cost effective solid wall insulation solution, designed for the lifetime of a property. The system protects the existing exterior façade, whether brick, stonework, concrete or clay blockwork, from the effects of weathering – extending the longevity of the building but also providing the opportunity to enhance and upgrade the appearance of the building. Timothy continued: “Knauf Insulation has an impressive reputation within the industry and with a wide range of insulation solutions for all different applications, as well as expert technical advice from their representatives and

technical team we thought it would make sense to use their system on this project.” The ThermoShell EWI system can incorporate either a rock mineral wool (RMW) like this project, or an expanded polystyrene slab (EPS). The ThermoShell rock mineral wool slab is a high strength compression resistant slab with a water repellent additive specifically designed for use in External Wall Insulation systems. It offers solid support to the EWI system render and provides an excellent acoustic and thermal performance. Timothy continued: “The properties had an existing Uvalue of 1.98W/m2K, however after the installation of the

ThermoShell EWI system the U-value improved significantly to 0.29W/m2K – which proves how impressive this system from Knauf Insulation actually is. “The system was installed by Knauf Insulation accredited installers, who attended Knauf Insulation’s ThermoShell training academy in Birmingham for comprehensive training and was installed easily and quickly. Throughout the project, the tenants coped well with the work occurring to the outside of their homes and have now even commented on how warm and comfortable their homes are since the installation.” ENQUIRY-Card 567

Sovereign’s Auto ConCure 20/20 PIV (positive input ventilation) unit is the simplest and most effective retrofit solution to condensation and associated problems. Costing as little as 3 pence per day to operate, Auto ConCure 20/20 combines a low energy fan and pulse heating heater with a leading edge air sampling system to deliver a highly effective solution to condensation in the home. A wall mounted ConCure unit is basements. also available for flats and bungalows.


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Hunter shows its can do attitude in Charlton The redevelopment of the Glades was, at the time, the largest scheme of its kind in Europe. Main contractor Mears carried out a programme of external repairs and renovation to over 50 buildings, in an incredibly tight nine month timescale, for client Family Mosaic Housing. The programme included external and internal repairs and renovation, in a £14million project, which was the largest CESP-funded scheme in the UK. Part of the scheme meant that rainwater and soil vent pipes had to be moved - which is where Hunter came in. Steve Everitt, who managed the project for sub-contractor N&J Building Services was the man to bring Hunter in on the project, after noticing that the design of the drainage outlets for walkways and balconies was rather complicated and, as a result, also expensive. He had an idea of how to make the whole process a lot simpler and called in the experts at Hunter to help make it into a reality. “When I looked at the original plans for this part of the project I thought the drawings looked a bit complicated and expensive,” says Steve. “I had an idea of how to make the process smoother for the client and easier for my team to install – it was a no-brainer.”

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A “can do” approach and a close working relationship with the contactor has helped Hunter Plastics to come up with a solution that made part of the regeneration of the Glades development in London much more straightforward and cost-effective. The Technical and Fabrications teams at Hunter put their heads together to design and manufacture a bespoke fitting for walkway drainage.

Steve worked closely with the whole Hunter team - the rep on site, the Technical team back at the office and finally the Fabrication department at Hunter’s factory based in Kent. And he can’t speak highly enough of the service he received. “It really was excellent – they delivered on every promise and it was great to know that the techy guys at Hunter were always on the end of the phone when I had a query,” he concludes. Hunter realises that not all product requirements can be met with standard components. So they have a fabrications department that is fully equipped to provide fabrications to overcome these difficult installations. From gutter fittings at any degree angle through one or two planes, bends to unusual degrees, or branches with odd configurations, the Hunter team can usually come up with a viable solution. Job’s a Good ‘un.

Hunter Plastics, part of the Aliaxis Group manufactures a wide range of PVC-U rainwater, soil and waste and underground drainage systems in the UK. ENQUIRY-Card 569

Lanes completes major excavation - without disturbing new mums & babies Lanes Group has completed its biggest ever excavation project in Scotland with the installation of two large interceptor tanks just one metre from one of the country's largest maternity units. In the £160,000 15-week project, the Lanes Glasgow depot installed the tanks at University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, on a site next to the new Ayrshire Maternity Unit.

It involved the removal of more than 4,500 tonnes of soil, creating a hole large enough to hold a three storey house - a task achieved without attracting a single complaint from mothers and midwives in the maternity unit. The success of the project demonstrates Lanes Group's ability to deliver major specialised drainage excavations, which until now have been carried out primarily by large civil engineering firms.

Lanes Group, the UK's largest independent supplier of wastewater, utility and underground pipeline services, was commissioned by DMP Engineers, on behalf of NHS Ayrshire & Arran. DMP Engineers Managing Director Colin Robson said: "I was delighted with the outcome of the project, and with Lanes' proactive and professional approach to what was a difficult and complex task."

Steven Fairbairn, Regional Manager for Lanes Group in Glasgow, said: "The Lanes Glasgow operation has the largest civils team of any drainage company in Scotland. "Even so, this was the largest excavation we've completed. It shows have we can bring together civil engineering and drainage expertise in a way that creates a seamless and cost-effective service for these larger projects." The project involved the

installation of two underground Klargester bypass separator tanks, one seven metres and the other five metres in length, that collect surface water from the hospital's car parks. The tanks incorporate a fuel interceptor and other filters that clean the water, allowing it to be discharged into the surface water course. About 40 metres of pipework also had to be diverted, along with a gas main and mainline electricity cable, to accommodate the tanks. An excavation 10 metres deep, seven metres wide and more than 12 metres long had to be dug. Steven Fairbairn said: "Despite the scale of the task, we did not receive a single complaint from anyone on the site, including the maternity hospital, which was just inches away. "Working on hospital sites is always more complex, with additional risks, due to the dense network of specialist utility services, which are often not well recorded because of the disjointed way services can be developed over time. ENQUIRY-Card 570

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high-performance drainage solution, featuring floor drains, channel drains and shower and wet room drainage, whilst the aluminium floor drain range, provides effective and attractive interior drainage solutions, in nickel, bronze or satin stainless finishes.

SML Soil & Waste Drainage – the benchmark The well-established Harmer SML lightweight cast iron soil and waste system remains one of the most specified systems for high-demand applications such as public buildings, schools, colleges, high-rise office blocks and healthcare facilities. The entire range has recently been brought up to new UK CE Mark requirements and BBA certification 05/4191. Pipes and fittings meet European Standard BS EN 877, showing full compliance with EU manufacturing, testing and technical performance requirements. To add to Harmer SML’s existing list of accreditations, it is now Kitemark approved by the British Standards Institute (BSI) to the BS EN 877: 1999 standard for cast iron pipes and fittings. This autumn, Harmer will be launching BIM content for its entire SML range.

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Harmer Drainage, setting the industry standard

Alumasc’s Harmer Drainage is a leading brand in the building drainage market, representing over 40 years of drainage innovation. Built on the philosophy of continual development, the Harmer range is constantly adapting to suit the everchanging demands of the marketplace.

The Harmer Roof drainage range provides a single source of innovative drainage solutions with a comprehensive range of materials and product permutations to allow maximum flexibility for architects and specifiers. The range consists of aluminium, cast iron, stainless steel and insulated polyurethane outlets.

Team Growth To support the on-going product development, Alumasc’s dedicated Harmer team has been further enhanced by the appointment of additional Drainage Specialist Area Sales Managers, a new Harmer Technical Manager and most recently Steve Durdant-Hollamby who joined Alumasc Rainwater and Harmer Drainage in August as Managing Director. To pre-order the new Harmer Floor Drain technical brochure and Harmer SML BIM Content please contact Marketing on Tel 01744 648499.

The NEW Floor Drain range Harmer Floor Drain is a well-established range, which has received extensive development and recent re-launch. It has long been the product of choice for highdemand applications and has been extended to include cast iron, stainless steel and aluminium, making it the most comprehensive floor drainage range on the UK market. Cast iron is ideal for plant room and other industrial applications where an asphalt or composite floor exists. The new stainless steel range is a versatile ENQUIRY-Card 571

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It’s the essential guide to a product that’s been leading the market for years. A fire proof, 100% recyclable legend, that’s so much quieter than the competition. The all new Ensign catalogue is here. 120 pages, packed full of technical information, installation guidance and product data about the UK’s leading cast iron drainage system. Plus, Saint-Gobain PAM keeps you ahead, launching the first phase of its fully integrated parametric Ensign and EEZI-FIT BIM library. For your copy and to access the BIM library visit or call 0115 930 5000.




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QUALITY DRAINAGE SYSTEMS WITH MARLEY PRODUCTS With a large portfolio of products, a full design team and outstanding service from its representatives, a range of Marley Plumbing and Drainage’s products have been installed to a new block of rented flats, designed specifically to support the needs of older residents in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Donny Pollock, Project Manager from Cruden Building and Renewables Ltd, commented: “We were contracted by Dunbritton Housing Association on a design and build basis to construct the new 39 selfcontained flats, which would provide flexible care solutions to ensure that older people can remain independent for as long as possible. Therefore a good quality drainage system was required – a solution that could be installed and forgotten about which could withstand QUALITY DRAINAGE SYSTEMS WITH MARLEY PRODUCTS high daily usage and ultimately meet the project’s budget. “With a wide range of high

quality products and a technical team that can provide schematic layouts in line with standard regulations from our CAD drawings and floor plans, we decided to install Marley’s soil and waste products.” The schematic layouts produced by Marley’s technical team are formulated to give all the relevant product reference codes to make up the drainage design for a project. Marley’s soil and waste products are manufactured to high standards, including BS EN 4514, BS EN 1329 and BS EN 1566, which meet the industry needs and provides the level of durability required. They also offer an alternative solution to

cast iron. The lightweight construction of the products also results in easy handling on site, which ensures a quick and clean installation. As well as requiring high quality soil and waste products, the project also needed an exceptional rainwater system. Therefore, aluminium rainwater products were chosen from Alutec’s large portfolio – providing a one-stop shop and an overall project solution from one manufacturer, Aliaxis. Gregg Findlay, Managing Director of Tom Findlay Ltd, commented upon the installation of Marley’s products: “Throughout this project, we had no issues at all with the Marley Soil and Waste

Yeoman Rainguard High Quality Rainwater System Chosen for Luxury Homes Development Yeoman Rainguard Rainwater Systems provided the perfect finishing touch for a high specification development in Wetherby by developers Mulbrand Ltd. With four plots in all, each with a very individual and opulent style residence

Systems and when it came to installing Alutec’s products, thanks to how light they were, they were easy to install. However, if we needed advice or had a technical query, our reliable Marley representative working on the project was on hand with sound information and expert answers to our questions.” Marley’s Quantum sewer and Underground range were also specified for this project. The structured wall pipes of the products are suitable for public and large sewers at depths of up to 10m below ground, delivering the flexibility to tolerate ground movement

and not only is design very important but also the functionality and longevity of products involved in the build”. Yeoman Rainguard XL Aluminium 125 x 100mm MOG gutters were chosen along with 75mm round downpipes in an Anthracite Grey colour. Plain Cast Aluminium Hoppers were also installed on some of the properties. XL Aluminium gutters are designed to be joined using an internal push fix joint clip which does not require any mechanical fixings saving time with onsite installation. Unsusceptible to colour bleaching from the sun with its powder coated textured finish the gutters and downpipes stay looking pristine for years to come offering peace of mind and added value to the home owner. Requiring no maintenance and having a life span of up to 25 years gives the XL Aluminium range high sustainability and ecological credentials with 90% of the

without damage, whilst withstanding the combined effects of backfill and loading. What’s more, the large diameter pipes require fewer joints, which reduces the likelihood of leaks and blockages. The Quantum Sewer pipe is lightweight, enhancing site handling and installation, cost effective and a modern alternative to clay or concrete pipes – ideal for this new build project. Additionally, the Quantum Sewer system has been proven that once installed, it is virtually maintenance free. Donny continued: “Thanks to Marley’s high quality, extensive product offering and specification assistance, as well as the back-up of their representative, it allowed us to complete the project on time and provide ourselves and the end users with confidence that the products are truly longperforming.” For more information please visit ENQUIRY-Card 573

materials being recyclable. Yeoman Rainguard also supply rainwater systems in Cast Iron, Copper, Zinc, Stainless Steel and GRP along with Cornice & Fascia and clock towers. Free services such as surveys, drawing take-offs and itemised quotations are also available by contacting rainguard on 0113 279 5854 or email

being built on them, Mulbrand required a quality rainwater system which would complement the high specification finish to the properties. “Yeoman Rainguard products ticked all the boxes for us on quality, style and ease of installation”, explained Tony Robinson of Mulbrand. “We are offering people a luxury home ENQUIRY-Card 574

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52 Tools, Site Equipment & Workwear

Are You Prepared For Autumn and Winter?

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Travis Perkins customer crowned Hitachi’s big green power tool JSP’s Press to check™ Calculator Shows the Huge Cost Savings carrying machines hit the road holden saw challenge winner

Snickers Work Jackets will get you through and keep you covered – all day, every day! You can count on all year round protection and comfort with Snickers Work Jackets. They’ll make your working day easier and more comfortable with built-in quality, functionality and high performance features to cope with the very worst that the weather can throw at you. From the superb XTR products with their ‘Active Protection System’ and the Goretex 3-Layer Jackets, to Windstopper, Rip-Stop and Soft Shell Jackets, as well as specialist Rainwear, Winter Jackets and HiVis alternatives, there’s something for everyone in the range. There’s a host of designs, styles and extensive size options for both men and women so you can select just the right jacket for you and your job. To back them up, Snickers has a great range of Winter Vests and Bodywarmers, even a Body Mapping Micro Fleece - so you’ll be well looked after all day, every day.

Travis Perkins customer Tony Laverty took home the HOLDON challenge title by cutting through a wooden railway sleeper over three rounds in a record time of 50.13 seconds. Tony competed against nine other finalists at the Northampton Saints Stadium to clinch the title of the fastest and most skilled tool user in the country and drive away in the top prize of a brand new Volkswagen van. The competitive finalists, who had already proven their speedy credentials at the qualifying HOLDON Saw Challenge rounds held at nationwide Travis Perkins branches, were eager to once again pick up the HOLDON rapsaw to walk away with the grand title and top prize. As well as the top prize of a Volkswagen van, each finalist received a free 16GB iPad.

Hitachi Power Tools has announced the launch of a powerful new demonstration fleet - and it’s ready to hit the road near you! With their strikingly designed graphics and familiar green livery, the dynamic Ford Transit Custom vehicles will be used for transporting Hitachi’s tougher, faster and more advanced power tools to trade demonstration days, site visits and events. “The new fleet has enough grunt and handling ability to safely transport our precious cargo of powerful tools, from our corded range through to the very latest Hitachi 18V, 5.0Ah battery, cordless power tools,” explains Simon Miller, brand manager. “Our new vans will become a familiar sight to the trade over the coming year.” For more details on Hitachi Power Tools visit

JSP has introduced a new calculator on its PressToCheck™ website that quickly and easily illustrates the extent of the savings that can be made by using a reusable Force 8™ half-mask with PressToCheck™ P3 filters, compared to disposable masks. Hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds can be saved over a matter of months by using the system, which estimates replacing the filters every five days rather than after just one use. JSP invites you website to check for yourself. Apart from the massive savings in costs, a Force 8™ half-mask with PressToCheck™ is far more effective than a disposable paper mask, since the unique system enables the wearer to determine whether a proper face fit has been achieved. All that’s needed to use JSP’s PressToCheck™ are 3 simple steps. ENQUIRY-Card 152 ENQUIRY-Card 153 ENQUIRY-Card 154 ENQUIRY-Card 155

Light up the dark!

With winter fast approaching and day light hours diminishing trades people from all sectors will be looking for lighting solutions to enable them to continue their work in a safe environment, more and more construction sites do not supply power for contractors so are moving to cordless only solutions, working in apartment blocks or in a penthouse suite having to carry generators up endless flights of stairs due to the lift being out of action is tiring work this is why Metabo developed the world’s first cordless site light to run off standard power tool batteries – the BSA 14.4-18 LED Light up the dark! The 18 LED's of the powerful and robust cordless site light provides you with uniform illumination over a large working area, up to 7 hours run time with an 18v 5.2Ah battery ideal for working in rooms with no natural day light or construction sites where there is limited power supply. • Powerful cordless site light with 18 LED’s for extensive and even illumination of the workplace, also suitable for surface processing • The Metabo cordless system: can be operated with all Li-Power Compact, Plus, Extreme battery packs with 14.4 and 18 volts. • Very bright and pleasant light, with two illumination settings (max. 1,800 Lumen) • Extremely long-lasting illumination of up to 7 hours per battery charge (5.2Ah) • Minimum heat generation compared to a common halogen bulb, the LED light only gets warm to the touch therefore safe handling even during long hours of ENQUIRY-Card 576

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Hitachi Power Tools has launched its powerful CM75EAP Petrol Disc Cutter, which has been designed to provide exceptional user-friendly performance when cutting bricks and blocks for landscaping and general building use. Meeting European emission control standards thanks to the new 75cc 2stroke petrol engine, the CM75EAP weighs in at a dry weight of 10.4kg and has a maximum power output of 3.9kW, driving a cutting wheel with a diameter of 305mm. The Disc Cutter features Hitachi’s innovative Exhaust Pulsation Muffler technology, which increases power and reduces fuel consumption. It does this by reflecting the pressure waves in the muffler, pushing the outgoing fresh mixture flow back to the cylinder. The CM75EAP has a highly durable body, with metal lower and front foot guards, protecting the main unit from cut materials that could damage the power tool.

Makita has introduced three new tools featuring their ‘BL’ brushless-motor technology that provides improved reliability and performance. At the same time these new machines have a reduced overall size with the body length now up to 20mm shorter making them more compact and more manoeuvrable than previous models. The new Makita DHP481 LXT combi drill is powered by an 18v Lithium-ion battery and the brushless motor enables up to twice the run-time of traditional motors and is rated at 640watt power output. This two-speed drill will run up to 2,100rpm in high gear and 550rpm in low. It will deliver 31,500 impacts per minute in high gear and 8,250 impacts per minute in low gear. The 13mm single sleeve keyless chuck enables 16mm capacity in masonry, 13mm in steel and a massive 76mm in timber.

New cutting edge circular saw blades TIMco, the UK’s largest independent supplier of screws, fasteners and fixings as well as power tool accessories, is set to unveil their new circular saw blades that are designed to give a professional cut to hardwood, softwood, MDF, chipboard, aluminium and plastic. The new circular saw blades, which are part of the Addax range, have been manufactured using the latest state of the art techniques and raw materials to give a high quality product at an affordable price. The blades have a fully hardened steel body with expansion slots to resist blade deflection, silver brazed tips to ensure adhesion to the body and copper inserts fitted to the aluminium blades to help dissipate heat and reduce the risk of blade deflection. All of the new circular saw blades have high quality European carbide tips to maximise the blade’s life and the blades have an anodised finish which protects the blades against corrosion in order to guarantee maximum performance and a longer life. ENQUIRY-Card 157 ENQUIRY-Card 158 ENQUIRY-Card 159

Time is Money, Convenience Hitachi Power Tools launches Makita expands brushless PureFire Engine Disc Cutter is King, Size does Matter! motor power tool range Get your food, drink and materials in one place - thanks to Big Phil. Developed in conjunction with tradesmen Big Phil is a fantastic new brand that delivers man-sized ‘made-fortrade’ snacks and energy-boosting drinks to keep you fuelled up during the busy working day. Big Phil products are supplied in tradesized packs for a satisfying ‘big fill’. The range consists of: • Crisp ‘Bulk Bags’ in 4 flavours: ready salted, cheese & onion, salt & vinegar, chargrilled steak • Chocolate ‘Breeze Blocks’ in 3 flavours: milk chocolate, milk chocolate with caramel, milk chocolate with hazelnut • Carbonated ‘Energy Cell’ drink in 1 mixed fruit flavour Available exclusively through trade outlets nationwide you can fuel up as you collect your materials for the day’s job. ENQUIRY-Card 156

Stabila takes to the floor with new laser Marking out and laying flooring can now be carried out with ease, thanks to the new Stabila FLS 90 floor line laser which offers an unparalleled level of accuracy in every situation. The latest laser to join the market-leading tool brand’s extensive portfolio features innovative patent-pending technology in the form of floorline optics, which focus the laser lines and direct them

along the floor surface. This enables fast, accurate and clean work to be carried out, be it laying floor tiles, parquet, laminate, carpeting or PVC. With an optimal level of visibility that is razor sharp up to 15 metres, a perfect 90° angle is provided at the touch of a button. Working directly on the laser line makes for much faster marking out, while the Stabila FLS 90 is also far superior to

marking up with chalk, as the laser lines remain visible rather than being covered over with tile adhesive or easily rubbed away. Thanks to its innovative housing design, the laser fits perfectly into the corner of the room, with the lines running directly along the wall. Any irregularities in the squareness of the room are therefore immediately visible and can be taken into account during the

layout work. This all means that flooring can be laid with total confidence of 100% accuracy every time. The laser’s innovative base features positioning claws, which make placing the Stabila FLS 90 especially easy on tiles. With the claws facing downwards, the dual purpose base sits precisely on to the

tiles and transfers the 90° angle into the room. And with the positioning claws facing upward on flat surfaces, the laser can be used for any layout work and provides accuracy, speed and efficiency in rooms of all sizes. ENQUIRY-Card 578

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Fein’s Cutting Edge Multimaster Promotion

With five extra E-Cut long-life saw blades now on offer the FEIN Multimaster 350 Q, which has 35 per cent more power than its predecessor yet produces 70 per cent less vibration and 50 per cent less noise, is more attractive than ever. The blades, which are supplied in cutting widths of 10mm, 20mm, 65mm and two 35mm sizes, are developed for extra long service life when cutting wood and all have the new universal MultiMount fitting for easy clamping. The FEIN MultiMaster Plus Edition promotional set contains these five blades, plus the 350 Q and the

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same 41 accessories as the regular FEIN MultiMaster TOP. This means the Plus Edition now offers customers a £66.97 (excluding VAT) saving compared to the cost of buying the items separately. FEIN is also offering the MultiTalent QuickStart Edition promotional set, which includes the FEIN MultiTalent 250 Q with QuickIN clamping system, 11 basic sawing and sanding accessories plus two free E-Cut long-life saw blades – 35mm and 65mm in width. The promotional set offers an attractive introduction to the versatility and quality of FEIN’s

Saving customers up to £66.97, FEIN is marking the success of its next generation MultiMaster launched earlier this year, by offering a range of promotional sets that include free saw blades, available until 31 December 2014.

oscillating power tools, as well as saving the customer £31.45 (excluding VAT). Andy Mills, National Sales Manager at FEIN, commented: “The FEIN MultiMaster is a powerful and versatile tool suitable for all types of interior work and renovation. We’ve had fantastic feedback from our customers, who’ve described it as an essential addition to the toolbox thanks to its ability to be used continuously, achieving vibration class 0 in almost every application. With the release of these new promotional sets, it’s never been a better time to invest in the power and quality of a FEIN power tool.” Available from specialist retailers, the FEIN MultiMaster Plus Edition is priced at £209.95 (excluding VAT) and the FEIN MultiTalent QuickStart Edition is priced at £133.29 (excluding VAT). Both machines can be found in FEIN’s autumn promotion booklet – ‘Tool Tips’, available on request from your FEIN dealer or by visiting the FEIN website. All of FEIN’s oscillating power tools are developed and manufactured at the company’s headquarters in Germany and offer exceptional build quality and reliability. ENQUIRY-Card 579

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Yeoman Shield Leads the Way in Dementia Friendly Hospital Yeoman Shield were proud to supply Guardian Handrail, incorporating signage, to a pioneering scheme by Bradford Teaching Hospitals to provide a dementia friendly environment in their hospitals. The Horton Ward at ST Luke’s Hospital was transformed using a grant from the Prime Minister’s “Challenge on Dementia Fund” As part of the refurbishment, which involved the use of art, colour and signage to help dementia patients to navigate their way round the hospital, Yeoman Shield were approached by Bradford Teaching Hospital to supply a handrail that would also act as a directional guide.

corridor openings to doorways and lifts. Signage was incorporated flush to the face of the rail in White offering directional information to hospital visitors and patients. Ultra Corner Protection Angles were also fitted to vulnerable corners of walls to prevent damage which is easily caused by passing people, trolleys and equipment. “Not only did the Guardian Handrail lend itself perfectly to the environment the trust wanted to create but offered the obvious functionality of a hand/protection rail which will help to keep the newly refurbished corridors looking smart well into the future.” Concluded Shane Embleton. “We have worked with Yeoman Shield For further details on Yeoman Shield many times and when we gave Area products visit Sales Manager, Steve Hawke, the brief for or email the refurbishment of The Horton Wing, Steve presented us with the Guardian Handrail that has the capacity to carry signage on the face of the rail which would ideal for this project.” Stated Project Manager, Shane Embleton. The Guardian Handrail, installed by Yeoman Shield’s directly employed fixing operatives, to corridors on level 1 & 2 of The Horton Wing, was supplied in a Dusty Grey colour with contrasting accessories in Mid Grey to highlight the ENQUIRY-Card 581

Quality Driven by Remmers Altro triumphs at National Eco-Friendly Insulation Established in 2004 and formally known Manufacturing Awards Block & Beam System

Regupol Features in Two Stirling Shortlisted Projects

as Blackhorse Car Sales, Lex Autolease Car Select in Oldbury has over 500 cars displayed in their executive used car showroom. The existing old liquid polymer screed floor surfaces were badly cracked and damaged and needed a refreshing upgrade to a high gloss smooth finish to better withstand the frequent and abrasive movements of the cars. Capeland Industrial Flooring took on the challenge, which involved levelling and finishing the existing flooring with a slightly flexible floor topping that complemented the high end motor car sales. Remmers Epoxyflex PH SL was chosen for its ability to provide additional protection from reflective cracking. The works were completed on time and within budget much to the clients satisfaction.

Altro has won a coveted award at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Manufacturing Excellence (MX) Awards 2014 in the ‘Innovation in Products and Processes’ category. Christopher Simpson, Chairman of the Manufacturing Excellence Awards Executive, said: “The judges were hugely impressed by how much Altro values its customer voice in the creation of new products and by the company’s ability to create products that break new ground and allow Altro to stay ahead of the competition. “Altro’s safety flooring for areas where both bare feet and shoes are used, called Altro Aquarius, is one of the company’s most successful product launches. The company also has a range of flooring derived purely from renewable sources. “Altro is a hugely exciting company and demonstrates that innovation and originality is very much alive in UK manufacturing.”

TETRiS®, from Cellecta, is the ecofriendly, super strong structural flooring alternative to concrete block and beam floors ideal for houses and new build developments. Providing outstanding thermal and structural performance, TETRiS® is also a Green Guide A+ rated system. In addition to super low Uvalues and excellent thermal performance, TETRiS®’s  lightweight properties make it quick and easy to install. The new TETRiS® insulation block and beam brochure is now available. The brochure enables specifiers, builders and self-builders to specify and build an ecofriendly TETRiS® insulation block and beam floor with confidence. Extensive new features include improved design and readability, a step-by-step installation guide and brand new visual aids.  email: or 

CMS Danskin’s Regupol acoustic underscreed material features in not one, but two of the projects shortlisted for this year’s prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize, the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool and The Shard. Every year the Stirling Prize is presented to the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture over the past year. Over 16,000m2 of Regupol E48 acoustic underscreed was installed throughout the exclusive Shangri-La Hotel in The Shard to reduce noise transmission through floors with challenging screed depths of just 25mm in places. The Everyman employed 900m2 of Regupol 6010BA to insulate noisesensitive features such as a recording suite from noisy spaces like the theatre’s famous wraparound auditorium. ENQUIRY-Card 160 ENQUIRY-Card 161 ENQUIRY-Card 162 ENQUIRY-Card 163

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It’s a Posi-Joist floor! Posi-Joist is still the most popular open web system offering the simple solution to the needs of the modern home. From conventional plumbing and electrical services to accommodating the increasing need for Mechanical Ventilation & Heat Recovery systems, Posi-Joist is the most cost effective answer.


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New enhanced Range from Ultra Floor DEEP FILL Level IT BASE is our new enhanced product replacing Level IT One HDB. This moisture tolerant, heavy duty smoothing underlayment is designed to build depths of up to 50mm. ABRASIVE RESISTANT Level IT TOP is our new enhanced, moisture tolerant product replacing Level IT HD TOP. Ideal for use as a finished wearing course, it is ready to receive forklift traffic at 36 hours and its faster strength gain allows for earlier application of resin flooring coatings.

Over the past few months the technical and commercial experts at Ultra Floor have been working hard to further develop the range to include some great new products, performance enhancements and vibrant new packaging.

replacing Level IT Three Super Bond. It offers exceptional adhesion characteristics enabling it to be used over adhesive residues, eliminating the need for priming and reducing time on site!

VIBRATION AND MOVEMENT NEW FOR 2014 Level IT FLEX, a rapid drying, two component system ideal for use on substrates where lateral movement and vibration is likely. It has a 30 minute walk on time and can be overlaid in just 90 minutes.

HIGH FLOW Level IT TWO is now 30% faster and can be overlaid in just 12 hours. Reputed to be the ‘easiest latex’ to apply, it offers superior flow and handling.

FAST TRACK Level IT SUPER30, our market leading formulation enabling you to level and lay in a day, is now available in bold new packing! It sets to walk on in as little as 30 minutes whilst enabling impervious floor coverings to be laid after just 3 hours.

FINE FLOW Level IT SMOOTH (formerly Level IT SmoothFlow) – same great formula with a vibrant new look! Its fine flow gives the smoothest possible finish and is particularly suited to installations of vinyl, rubber and linoleum where imperfections in subfloor preparation can result in poor aesthetics.

ALL PURPOSE Level IT BOND is our brand new multipurpose smoothing underlayment

Also available: enhanced Patch IT and Feather IT repair mortars now with faster setting times. DPM IT Rapid Curing Primer Membrane which can be used to protect against subfloor moisture and as a primer for bonded screed installations and new look Prime IT AR and Prime IT N for porous and non-porous substrates.

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