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PRODUCT & COMPANY NEWS BLUE DIAMOND: “Taking Measurement Seriously” is the name of a new video added by Blue Diamond to its You Tube Channel.


FLOORS, INTERNAL WALLS & CEILINGS OSMO Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes expert, continues to provide architects and interior designers with oilbased wood finishes that work without a primer. Publisher Lawrence McDermott Sales Manager David Steade Production Manager Wendy Harris Please send PR to: Editorial Co-Ordinator Circulation Manager Jackie Quarterman For magazine information, advertising rates or to subscribe please visit our website at : www.McDermott McDermott Publishing Limited The Builder, McDermott Chambers, 2 The Green, Kings Norton, Birmingham B38 8SD Enquiries Tel: 0121 451 3037 . Fax: 0121 459 2179 Subscriptions & Delivery The Builder is available to non-qualifying UK readers for an annual subscription of £23.50 including postage ($49 US for all other countries). Single copies UK £4.00 overseas $5 US.A financial contribution has been made towards the cost of certain articles appearing in this publication.All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by means without the express prior written consent of the publisher. The contents of The Builder are subject to reproduction information storage and retrieval systems.© 2014 MBR Publications Ltd

A new trade organisation has been established to represent all that’s best in the basement waterproofing industry, with benefits for homeowners, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, architects and more. The Basement Waterproofing Association is an independently managed organisation, set up by leading innovators in the field, with numerous industry-related goals at its core. Collette O’Connor, Chairman of the Basement Waterproofing Association comments: “We know a great deal about effectively protecting underground spaces from water in the ground but that doesn’t mean we should stop learning. This organisation is all about contractors – providing them with the research, shared knowledge, best knowledge to comprehensively survey practice and mutually beneficial underground spaces and identify relationships for all involved – appropriate waterproofing solutions. It’s particularly our customers. “By choosing a proactive way of promoting career within member to work with one of our accredited development member companies, homeowners are companies, offering employees an assured that they are dealing with one affordable means of furthering their of the industry’s best-informed installers expertise, with three-day courses run – one that will only start work once all across the country, throughout the applicable legalities have been met; only year.” use approved materials and practices; Besides detailing the benefits of working and strictly comply to Building with a Basement Waterproofing Regulations. “Professionalism and ethics Association-accredited installer, the are at the top of our Code of Conduct. organisation’s new website boasts a Where unscrupulous contractors put wealth of information for homeowners, profit above all else, our ongoing including numerous considerations that concern is customer satisfaction – for might not be obvious to someone years after the job is completed. To that planning such work for the first time. end, we encourage and facilitate Collette explains: “Radon gas, party wall members to sign up to the Construction responsibilities and planning permission, Guarantee Solutions Ltd. scheme, they’re all things that can have a offering customers ten-year insurance- significant bearing on a basement backed guarantees that will be waterproofing installation. Our website honoured, even in the unlikely event guides homeowners through matters that the original contractor should cease like these, provides a useful search facility that pinpoints where their trading.” Businesses can also access professionally nearest accredited installers are based, designed promotional materials – and invites people to get in touch with incorporating their logo and company the questions. details – via an online marketing portal “It’s great to see our hard work coming to fruition with this organisation. The on the organisation’s website. Collette continues: “The Basement Basement Waterproofing Association is Waterproofing Association logo should the authority base that our industry be seen as a signpost for high standards needs and we look forward to it growing and quality and by helping our members and developing as more and more to achieve a consistent, professional members get involved.” style in their promotions, we’re building both our brand and theirs at the same time. “Our training offering has been designed for specialists from all areas of the trade – from architects to Basement Waterproofing Association Ltd, The Old Exchange, 12 Compton Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 7QD Tel: 0208 185 0263 ENQUIRY-Card 583

The Builder Magazine hears from one of the most experienced figures in the world of construction public relations about the profession’s relevance to today’s industry.

BUILDING AN IMAGE Having moved in 1987 from the role of Marketing Director at Hunter Plastics to make a career in Public Relations, I have enjoyed a perspective on the value of effective communications from both sides of the fence. At Hunter, where we manufactured pipes and drainage products, both senior board members and I, viewed public relations as a powerful tool for spreading the word about our new products, promotions and other activities. Later, though, it became apparent just how many nuances there are to the world of PR and how the disciplines at your disposal can be configured to suit the specific needs of construction. The eighties were when journals added colour sep’ charges to the construction lexicon. Even though the term is now an anachronism, it remains part of what PR consultants handle for their clients, along with copywriting, gaining approvals or testimonials, organizing photo shoots and producing literature. There are also product launches, editor events and, as circumstances require, troubleshooting to deal with. A key characteristic of the construction industry has always been the cyclical nature of its activity, with the latest recession being just one of three I have witnessed. During these downturns, manufacturers, contractors and consultants inevitably review their budgets, with Marketing and PR considered a soft target by many financial directors. I firmly believe, however, that building and maintaining a strong image through the construction media and other channels, always repays clients handsomely, helping to keep them visible to their potential customers. Effective communication is essential at every level. Over a period of three decades in public relations, I have been privileged to meet and make friends with many interesting people, clients and journalists amongst them and believe my efforts as a public relations consultant have helped many businesses succeed. by John Ward Turner ENQUIRY-Card 584

BUFF BUILDERS BIN THE BOOZE FOR BURLY BICEPS Forget the pub, white van men are more likely to be found in the gym working out than drinking pints, according to a new survey. A study of 1,000 tradespeople* by IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest online and mail order supplier of ironmongery products to the trade, found that a substantial 69% of tradesmen don’t go to the pub that often, and 10% never go. 17% go once or twice a week but only 2% go most days and 2% every day. However, 32% admitted that they regularly go to the gym and exercise, and 50% said they are watching their weight. 13% are currently on the Atkins diet, 13% are using Slimming World,

11% use Herbalife, 8% are on the 5:2 diet and 5% are on Weight Watchers. When asked to describe their food habits and lifestyle, 34% said they lead a healthy lifestyle and 5% described themselves as very healthy. The majority (50%) said their lifestyle was average but only 10% said they were not that healthy, which is much lower than the rest of the population who admitted they led an unhealthy lifestyle (18%). The survey was conducted as part of IronmongeryDirect’s ‘The real white van man revealed’ campaign, which aims to shed the stereotypes often associated with tradesmen. Wayne Lysaght-Mason, managing director at IronmongeryDirect, said: “We

decided to launch this campaign to paint a real picture of the white van man, who are often tarnished with negative stereotypes. “While the results of the survey may be quite surprising to some, it just goes to show how much tradesmen take their jobs seriously. Working in a trade can be rather labour intensive, so it’s important that tradespeople are relatively fit and healthy to complete the job at hand. And it’s great to see that the majority lead an active and healthy lifestyle, with most preferring the gym over the pub.” For more information, visit ENQUIRY-Card 585

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Supa-Fix - The Next Generation in Adhesives The world of adhesives is changing as Everbuild – A Sika Company launch Supa-Fix APX4 to their customers, an adhesive so powerful it can repair almost anything in just 7 seconds.

Supa-Fix is incredibly strong, curing in seconds, eliminating the waiting times of standard adhesives. It is supplied with a filling and reinforcing powder which when combined with the adhesive sets to create a material so strong it can it be drilled, filed, sanded or ground to create the perfect repair. Supa-Fix can be used on a number of materials including wood, plastics, ceramics, stone and some metals giving hundreds of possible uses. Application using both components is extremely easy, simply pour the powder over the cracked area, apply the adhesive on top and watch as it sets almost instantly. Supa-Fix is supplied in kits containing two bottles of adhesive, a black and grey filling powder, an anti-curing pin to prevent the adhesive from curing in the bottle and a precision pipe to use on smaller repairs. A high impact, counter top display unit is also available with space to hold 24 Supa-Fix kits. For further information on Supa-Fix or any other product from the Everbuild or Sika ranges contact your sales representative, call the sales office on 0113 240 2424 or visit ENQUIRY-Card 500 ENQUIRY-Card 501

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Ultimate wallcovering style guide created for decorators Crown Decorating Centres are taking their wallcovering creativity to the next level with a stylish new ‘Look Book’ to enable decorators to provide the ultimate service in co-ordinated paint and wallpaper choices. Available in store or to download on the new website, the Wallpaper and Colour Look Book is designed to inspire both professional decorators and homeowners to create an ontrend space which expresses their individuality and sense of style. The Look Book is brimming with ideas which combine Crown Paints colour collections with sophisticated wallpapers, which are all available at the

UK-wide network of more than 130 Crown Decorating Centres. With glamorous room sets and innovative colour combinations, the Look Book shows how to create modern themed spaces with bold, retro, metallic and Scandinavian paint hues, alongside stunning wallpapers in monochromes, contemporary patterns, traditional florals, textured and vintage designs. Marketing manager for Crown Decorating Centres, Paula Taylor explained: “The Look Book is the perfect platform to seek inspiration for up to the minute ideas on what can be achieved with our palettes, from the bold and beautiful to the calm and tranquil. “We do understand that decorators can’t be expected to be interior design experts, so this is the perfect guide to enable paint professionals to

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A Stirling Year for Norbord As the 30th anniversary campaign for With the versatile and cost-effective SterlingOSB draws steadily to a close, building material having been an the latest figures show that the year- industry favourite for 30 years, Norbord long venture has been a great success launched a nationwide campaign in for Norbord, thanks to high levels of March this year to celebrate. Since then, participation and engagement support packs full of appealing point-ofamongst both merchants and sale materials have been sent to successfully everyday builders. 16/01/2014 13:35 create Page 1 a presence in more

a purpose-built SterlingOSB website promoting the benefits of the product, as well as Norbord’s ‘Big 30’ giveaway. By the time of the final draw, well over 5,000 entries to the competition had been received with 91 sterling prizes dished out to lucky winners – including the giveaway of a brand new Vauxhall Movano van in September. The result of the year-long project was a percentage uplift in sales of SterlingOSB extending into double figures, with the amount of product sold throughout the entire campaign equivalent in length to over 6,500 football pitches placed endto-end! David Connacher, Norbord, commented: “With SterlingOSB having been such an important part of the building trade for 30 years, we thought it only right to mark the occasion with an exciting campaign to celebrate with merchants and builders alike. “Of course, central to the campaign was a fantastic product. Throughout the promotion, builders have continued to than 1,400 merchant branches choose SterlingOSB for its strength and throughout the country enrolled during versatility. It’s been a sterling year for the promotion. sure, and we want to thank everyone These effective displays were who has joined us along the way.” supplemented by several merchant mornings from the Norbord team, spent To read more about what has made meeting customers across the country, in SterlingOSB an industry favourite for addition to well-placed marketing 30 years, visit activity, such as roadside billboards, radio adverts, online activity, social media and print media activity, which ensured that the campaign maintained momentum. ENQUIRY-Card 507 More than 5,500 people were directed to


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Employers across the UK – however small your business, will soon have to offer a workplace pension – even if you employ just one person. Whether you own a florists, architects practice or employ a personal care assistant or a nanny – then as an employer you will have ‘duties’ under pensions law. To find out what you need to do, when to do it and for help through the steps, go to Qualifying criteria apply. ENQUIRY-Card 510

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12 Product & Company News Stroma Certification’s drive to deliver credibility and competence for clients continues today with the launch of a new certification scheme for ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management Systems). The new scheme is an exciting opportunity for businesses to comply with a recognised quality standard at an affordable price. ISO can be taken as a package with one of Stroma’s many other approved certification schemes for installers and assessors. This means that compliance can be gained in the same assessment regime, generating significant cost, process and efficiency savings for an organisation. The basis of a Quality Management System is to ensure a product or service meets both regulations and most importantly the standards expected by a customer. Certification under ISO 9001:2008 provides a recognised, quality backed standard for an organisation to display to customers, during tender exercises and for compliance against the ISO standard. ISO Certification enables a level playing field for any organisation in a competitive

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arena. The systems are internationally recognised and provide SMEs with the opportunity to compete with larger corporations. ISO Certification demonstrates to customers the importance placed on incorporating quality considerations into business processes. Stroma Certification has an experienced and established audit team to review the technical and legal aspects of an organisation as it relates to the ISO 9001:2008 standard. The reputation enjoyed by Stroma for its audit track record means that organisations can count on ease of process with an end result of achieving compliance. Stroma itself is subject to a rigorous auditing regime meaning that service and delivery standards will always be of the highest quality. Stroma has an excellent reputation and expertise working throughout the Construction industry. As such, their accreditation under ISO 9001:2008 includes being able to certify organisations involved in construction and the built environment. Stroma Certification’s ISO 9001 Certification scheme has its foundations in this bedrock of

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Delvemade is GE Momentive Customer of the Year

Delvemade, the manufacturer of Seamsil® Cut Edge Corrosion treatment, has recently hosted a visit from three senior executives, from Momentive Performance Materials Inc., part of US giant GE Silicones. Tarek Bassil, Rich Wilson and Joseph F. Bruderek, made a special trip across the pond to present Delvemade with its ‘Customer of the Year 2014’ award. As always there had been many contenders for one of Momentive’s most prestigious international accolades. The award came as quite a surprise as Delvemade is a relatively small operation, when compared with other Momentive customers. In a short presentation ceremony at Delvemade’s production facility at Itac’s factory in Manchester, senior commercial manager Tarek Bassil explained that the recipient of the award was not determined by sales alone.

“Taking Measurement Seriously” is the name of a new video added by Blue Diamond to its You Tube Channel, providing a two minute introduction to the firm’s Baty multi-sensor Venture CNC vision system. Blue Diamond, which specialises in the design and manufacture of custom-made mechanical components in metal, plastic and rubber, sets great store by its quality control procedures and the company’s ability to deliver a product which is consistently correct in every detail. To see for yourself how the Baty system helps with this endeavour, just go to YouTube and enter “Blue Diamond Technologies Measurement”. The Baty machine allows measurements obtained from the actual component to be compared with the dimensions and tolerances in the original engineering drawing, any inconsistencies being highlighted by the CNC programming. ENQUIRY-Card 100

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Safety Technology’s Euro Stopper® Bostik launches new T707 foil tape Safety Technology’s Euro Stopper® is for use in extreme temperatures now available with an embedded unique substance that glows in the dark. The Glow Guide pigment will release light for up to 8 hours in darkness or dimly lit areas and charges up after only 30 minutes exposure to natural or artificial light. It is essential for use in emergency situations. The Glow Guide is not the only new feature to the Euro Stopper – the polycarbonate call point protector is now supplied in a kit form, allowing the user to assemble the product in the way which best suits their application, with the choice of red or green housing shell, language, mounting option, sounder and breakseal facility.

Global adhesives specialist Bostik has launched the new T707 self-adhesive bright foil tape, offering excellent adhesion in extremes of temperature from -5oC to +35oC. Suitable for use in a range of applications including heating, ventilation and air conditioning and asbestos abatement, the T707 is coated with a high-tack pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive and can be moulded to any profile. It’s easy to apply and has a strong final bond, with the foil promoting the optimum balance of surface conformity and tensile strength. Commenting on the launch, Andrew Hamman, Category Manager at Bostik, said: “The T707’s reliability, strength and durability mean it’s ideal for use in a number of HVAC applications. ENQUIRY-Card 102 ENQUIRY-Card 103

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Stitched up! High-quality retrofit reinforcement bars from Thor Helical mean Wykamol can now offer peerless protection against masonry cracks.

On the off chance there are builders out there who aren’t struggling with their work load in these days of skills shortages, it might be worth them looking for business in areas where lintel or arch failure are taking place or fracking-induced ground movement is expected to take place. Because if sales of crack stitching kits in such areas are anything to go by chances are there are a multitude of properties at risk of showing signs of suffering from the fracking process. And unless cracks are caused by subsidence they are unlikely to be covered by insurance which means the householder or property owner will be looking for a builder to repair them. Thor Helical crack stitching bars are produced using a patented process that ensures consistency of tensile strength (others brands can vary within any batch). They are used widely to strengthen cracks in walls as long as the cause – changes in thermal or moisture content, shrinkage or a change of windows for example – has been resolved. If not then the client needs a structural engineer rather than a builder. The system is suitable for use with any masonry construction – brickwork, stonework or blockwork – and is quick and easy to install – taking as little as half a day to install (for 10 bars), obviously more if the cracks are at a high level and scaffold is required. The crack stitching kit contains everything needed for professional wall stitching repairs, including 10 lengths of 6mm x 1m (8kN+) stainless steel helical crack stitching bars, a tub of grout, a grout applicator with high-flow nozzle, and a mixer paddle and finger trowel. Installation is as follows:

Step 3: Prepare the mortar by emptying the powdered components of the grout into the mixing bucket and adding the liquid from the bottles. Mix together using the powered paddle for at least 90 seconds or until the grout forms a creamy consistency, then carefully pour the mixture into the applicator gun. Step 4: Use pliers to adjust the width of the applicator nozzle to suit the height of the preformed slot. Insert the applicator nozzle into each slot and using the plunger-like handle, gently fill the slot with a generous bead of grout approximately 20-25mm deep. Work from one end to the other and fill two slots at a time before introducing the crack stitching bars. Step 5: Gently push the reinforcement bars into each slot, ensuring they are embedded approximately halfway into the grout so the displaced mortar exudes around the helical troughs to encapsulate it. Use the finger trowel to “iron” the excess grout, compressing it against the reinforcement so the grout is recessed enough to allow the slot to be re-pointed.

Step 1: Rake out mortar joints at 300mm to 450mm vertical centres. The slots should extend 500mm either side of the fracture.

Step 6: Re-point cracks and slots using mortar to match the existing structure.

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Making light work of brick soffits Creating flawless brick-faced soffits and lintels has now become much simpler and quicker, thanks to a new lightweight stainless steel based system developed by two industry-leading companies - brick support specialist Ancon Building Products and Ibstock Kevington – national manufacturer of brickwork and masonry special shapes and prefabricated components.

The new Nexus® system combines a specially developed Ibstock Kevington lightweight brick-faced steel unit withith Ancon’s tried and tested MDC stainless steel bracket angle support system. The system offers contractors easier handling coupled with maximum adjustability, both vertically and horizontally, for quick and simple alignment on site.

The new system offers considerable benefits over traditional cast concrete alternatives – cutting weight by more than half, which in most cases will allow the brickfaced units to be installed without specialist lifting equipment, and significant savings in installation time – making it particularly appropriate for fast-track or time-limited projects.

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and, once in position, all that is left is for the brick facing to be pointed for a seamless match with the main brickwork. Nexus units can be fabricated using virtually any brick or masonry with the chosen product being specially selected and precision cut, generally from the same batch as the main façade to ensure a perfect visual match. Various brick patterns can also be

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16 Product & Company News A new six-minute video from the NBBA (National Blown Bead Association) demonstrates the clear advantages of airpop® over traditional mineral fibre cavity insulation for all types of new build properties. The video ( pop video.html) shot on real residential building sites in England and Northern Ireland states that the speed, simplicity and long-term effectiveness of blowing airpop® (expanded polystyrene) beads into cavity walls enables building and construction companies to achieve lamda values which are superior to other insulation allowing Part L of Building Regulations to be easily met or exceeded. The video also shows how the compact, on-site installation process carried out by an NBBA member ensures fast coverage in all areas of the most complex cavities and can easily be scheduled so as not to interfere with other trades on site. According to the video, produced by the EPS group of the British Plastics Federation, airpop® is a ‘best in class’ insulation material which offers long-term performance because it also overcomes problems of

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New videos shows big advantages of Airpop ‘Blown Bead Insulation in new build properties’

settlement encountered with lesser materials. The unique nature of the fastflowing beads mean they fill from the smallest to the widest cavities as well as reaching complex internal geometries which demand extreme, high insulation performance. A special test rig in the video is used to show that the beads flow at high speed like liquid into every part of the cavity.

They also seek out the all the gaps and imperfections in the cavity. In minutes, every void around services, joists, conduits, doors, windows and other internal structures is completely filled with millions of beads to ensure there are no cold spots. After each cavity is filled, the beads settle immediately and become bonded together to form a virtual solid layer of insulation

which is stable - yet allows the cavity to breathe as intended. The video also tackles the issue of water ingress which can cause damp problems over time when moisture is trapped liked a sponge in fibrous materials. It graphically shows the millions of tiny spheres allowing the safe and effective dispersal of any moisture rapidly to the ground rather than creeping laterally to inner

walls. Blown bead insulation requires smaller and fewer drill holes in the internal walls of the property. These are made directly into the cavity before the walls are finished and plastered. There is also none of the residual scrap left behind by other systems – so airpop® bead eliminates waste and the cost of waste. NBBA expert installers use specialist equipment which is completely self-contained and can be used in all site conditions. They also give the backing of BBA approved certification. Airpop® is 98% air captured during manufacture in a polystyrene matrix. For technical information about airpop engineered air and to learn more about NBBA and its member companies visit ENQUIRY-Card 520

New all-weather grab adhesive from EVO-STIK sets

Howarth Timber scoops prestigious Yorkshire award

Loyalty breeds success at Listers

The UK’s largest privately-owned timber company, Howarth Timber, has been recognised by the Yorkshire Awards with a Business Enterprise Award. Since forming in 1840 in Leeds as Hudson & Co, Howarth Timber has expanded from a one-man company to an employer of more than 1,000 people. In the last two years, through organic growth, its turnover has grown by over 25% - from £126m to £159m - and the company has a capital investment program which will be over £14m this year. This year has marked its 175th anniversary, which has seen the company run a series of initiatives and live events for its staff, suppliers and customers. Managing director Nick Howarth, who collected the award alongside his brother and fellow MD Andrew, said: “We feel privileged to collect this prestigious award on behalf of not only our current colleagues within Howarth Timber.”

Lister Trade Frames of Stoke on Trent have been trading for 40 years and that in itself is an amazing achievement in our Industry. Listers Directors understand the important contribution that their staff have made to those 40 successful years and this was highlighted recently in their latest event. On Thursday 19th November, 2015, 26 members of Listers’ staff were presented with gifts and certificates in acknowledgement of their long service. These individuals had devoted 10, 15 and 20 years’ service to the Company delivering a staggering combined contribution of over 335 years’ service. Remarked Mark Warren, Listers’ Managing Director: “It’s a fantastic feeling to have so many members of staff all in the same year who thoroughly deserve recognition. Two years ago we had an additional 10 members receive their 10 and 15 year awards. ENQUIRY-Card 104 ENQUIRY-Card 105

EVO-STIK has launched Sticks Like Sh*t Turbo, a new high performance, fast setting grab adhesive that will hold up to 8KG in just 15 minutes. Adding to the successful ‘Sticks Like Sh*t’ family of products, Sticks Like Sh*t Turbo can be used on almost all building materials including wood, plastic, brick, metal, stone and plaster. It is both weather proof and water resistant. The launch follows independent research carried out by EVO-STIK, which showed that 95% of the interviewed tradespeople would like a faster setting grab adhesive, enabling them to do their jobs quicker and freeing up more time to work on other projects. Commenting on the launch, Sam Brockley, Assistant Product Manager for EVOSTIK’s trade grab adhesives said: “As a leader in adhesive technology our priority is supporting tradespeople to deliver high standards of work without compromising on time, performance or budget. ENQUIRY-Card 106

Simple airtightness solution is a BBA first Specifiers and architects looking for a straightforward but healthy and effective air tightness solution for buildings need look no further than Wraptite-SA, the only self-adhering vapour permeable air barrier certifi ed by the BBA. The abilities of this single-component, externally applied air barrier from the A. Proctor Group have now been officially recognised by the BBA following comprehensive assessment at its laboratory in Watford. The product makes a significant contribution to a building’s thermal performance by preventing lateral air movement, but also helps maintain a healthy living environment and structure thanks to its high vapour permeability rating (Sd 0.039). Unlike internal air barriers which can be complex and costly to install due to having to accommodate detailing for electrical, lighting, heating and drainage systems. ENQUIRY-Card 107

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BURGLARS LOVE CHRISTMAS! Dark nights and a house full of new Christmas gifts – no wonder this is the time of year that burglars are especially active.

Garages can be key targets for burglars. Often valuable equipment is stored in garages, plus once inside a garage, a burglar can often get through to the side or back of the house to gain entry there, out of sight of any passersby. Ensuring a secure garage door in any build is a big selling point for builders and a big plus for home owners – and the best choice has to be a door from Garador’s specialist Guardian range. The Guardian range is Britain’s first range of Up & Over doors that are Secured by Design (SBD) accredited. This is a UK police initiative focussing on crime prevention in homes. The Guardian range has been engineered specifically to offer an extra level of security – without compromising on the design and functionality you would expect from a Garador garage door. The doors have additional back braces on the inside of the door for greater rigidity, as well as improved and reinforced locking systems to prevent an attack on

Contemporary looking anthracite grey foiled windows in REHAU TOTAL70 PVC-U profile helped the beachfront Harbour Green development in Portobello, Edinburgh make it into the final in the Apartment Development of the Year category at this year’s Scottish Home Awards. More than 300 windows and 100 doors in the 55 apartments were fabricated and installed by Motherwell based commercial specialists Walker Profiles for MNM Developments. Floor to ceiling windows were

The Salisbury door in Garad range is enhanced with win or's Guardian dows without compromising security.

the locking mechanism and a unique anti-snap cylinder with a sacrificial front to prevent entry even after an attack. The Guardian range offers quick and efficient operation and comes in three different styles, Carlton, Horizon and Salisbury (with windows), each available in a range of fresh, vibrant colours everything to ensure the garage door enhances the beauty of the build as well as offering that vital extra security. Find our more at or call 01935 443710 for more information. ENQUIRY-Card 522

REHAU & Walker profiles are chosen for apartments chosen for many of the one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments at Portobello,

maximising the light in the open plan interiors and giving uninterrupted views for residents across the Firth of Forth. On one side of the four storey development, Walker Profiles also fabricated and installed a series of French doors in REHAU TOTAL70 opening onto balconies, and faceted curved corner windows which give the whole development echoes of art-deco styling. The REHAU windows were specified by architects Hackland and Dore who

wanted to use a high quality PVC-U window system which could offer lots of benefits in terms of energy efficiency and security but which could also be foiled in grey to contrast with the building’s white rendered exterior. The architects and developers were impressed with the level of support they received direct from REHAU’s commercial team during the specification process and with the expertise and quality of the work carried out by Walker Profiles. The Harbour Green

development is striking not just because of its position and styling but because it also incorporates two Category B listed brick pottery kilns into its design. These 1906 structures are the only physical remnants of the former potteries which were previously common in Portobello and are a prominent feature within the public landscaped space surrounding the apartments. ENQUIRY-Card 523

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For security without compromise, it has to be Hörmann Garages are often home to thousands of pounds worth of possessions, from prized motors, to bikes, gardening equipment and even white goods. So as the main point of entry, the garage door should be as secure as possible.

The latest advances in garage door technology can be found in the side-sliding HST sectional from Hörmann. Not only does the HST offer unique features for special fitting situations, its innovative design, including multiple security and safety aspects, makes it one of the securest doors available on the market. For integral garages, Hörmann’s traditional verticalsliding sectional doors are the ideal choice. These insulated and solid timber versions are now available with Police approved Secured by Design status, when fitted with one of the manufacturer’s Series 3 BiSecur ProMatic or SupraMatic operators. These are the first of their kind to have passed the stringent tests required for the award and are, consequently, the garage door of choice for many homeowners.

withstand picking, snapping, bumping or drilling. Hörmann’s ThermoPro and ThermoPlus ranges can even offer three further security bolts on the hinge side, making them highly break-in resistant. All of these high security features are available from Hörmann without compromising on style. A wide selection of decorative features, colours and finishes, as well as an array of security lights, can also be selected to create the perfect entrance and driveway. Whatever your design challenge, Hörmann has the products, expertise and knowledge to deliver the perfect style of garage door, for any budget. For more information, contact the team on 01530 516 888 or visit

Products go through rigorous assessment to receive Secured by Design accreditation, including an attack test, where their ability to withstand common methods of burglary is put into practice. In addition to the security features already included in the door’s design, Hörmann’s Series 3 BiSecur ProMatic and SupraMatic operators benefit from a mechanical lock, making it almost impossible to lever open. Secured by Design status can also be found among certain entrance doors, such as those in Hörmann’s steel ThermoPro range. Look for those with multipoint locking systems, and a combination of conical swing and security bolts that pull the door tightly shut to ensure maximum security. One of the key elements in the latest Secured by Design doors is the option for individually coded lock cylinders that have been designed to ENQUIRY-Card 527

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Aluminium Sash Windows Alumatherm Windows Ltd With the slimmest and most authentic sash window in the UK, a choice of astragal bars available, our 36mm slim meeting rail and a choice of 43mm or 90mm deep bottom rail, we’re getting you closer to the authentic look preferred by customers and local planners alike. Clever profile design and bonded glass to the sash gives incredible strength. More glass area, less frame, retractable parting bead (UK first) and 45° Puttyline external sash finish all gets you close to the original wooden box sash window look. Our aluminium sash windows are perfect for modern new builds, commercial projects, schools, care homes and social housing to name a few. The Alumatherm design is a culmination of over 55 years experience in aluminium sash windows and continuous research and development.

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Tradesmith delivers the first PAS 24 low-threshold French door Tradesmith, a leading South East window, door and conservatory manufacturer and Halo Approved Fabricator has become one of the industry's first companies to achieve the coveted PAS 24 security standard on a low-threshold French door. PAS 24 – a UK standard for door and window security performance – is only achievable by submitting products for certification with a UKAS-accredited testing house, and represents a significant and sustained effort from the manufacturer to reach the required levels of protection. Tradesmith Managing Director, Mark Hutchinson explained: “We're thrilled that Tradesmith has become the first fabricator to achieve PAS 24 on a lowthreshold French door using The VEKA UK Group's Halo profile.


Enhanced choice of panels for Schueco’s range of doors Customers of Schueco UK can now choose products from leading German door panel specialist, Adeco, a longtime supplier to Schueco customers in other European countries. This option will give UK clients a greatly improved choice of stylish, high-end design options for Schueco entrance doors. Constructed from the highest quality aluminium, Adeco’s comprehensive product portfolio includes modern, contemporary designs as well as more traditional styles, meaning that they can supply an infill door panel to bring visual distinction to any type of property. Adeco offers three panel types – infill, single sided leaf enclosing and double sided leaf enclosing, the latter two providing the most popular and visually attractive versions. These are combined with purpose-designed Schueco profiles in frame depths that range from 65 mm to 90 mm depending upon the configuration that has been chosen. ENQUIRY-Card 110 ENQUIRY-Card 109

Network VEKA Business Centre is a networking success Attendance numbers were even better than expected at Network VEKA's recent Business Centre event, where more than 50 companies came along to brush up on all the benefits that come with membership of the industry’s leading installer support organisation. Visitors to the event, held at The National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull, included existing members of Network VEKA, and representatives from companies interested in finding out more about the organisation. The day began with a 'mini exhibition' featuring more than 20 stands showcasing some of Network VEKA's affiliate partners. Visitors were able to speak to representatives from these affiliates about the products and services that are available to Network VEKA members at favourable rates. ENQUIRY-Card 111 ENQUIRY-Card 528

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Access Control: Getting It Right Access control is one of the most important elements of building security. It is vital in so many ways, not only from an anti-intruder or theft perspective but also in terms of health and safety. In almost every building whether that’s an office block, a school, a hospital or a shopping centre - many people enter, exit and move around the premises. It is crucial therefore that access into and around

buildings, where people are granted or denied entry to certain zones at different times, is managed effectively. Every building is different and presents its own challenges. It is therefore important to find a flexible door entry system

which can be adapted to that particular building to meet a client’s requirements. During the planning stages, it’s important to understand the function of the building and the type of use the system will have. You have to ask yourself (and know the answer to) a range of questions. For example, which entrances and exits require access control? Should the access control be in the form of coded keypads, proximity fob readers or a type of biometric reader? Should the door entry include video as well as audio communication? Do these entrances need to service tenants or employees? Do they also need to service visitors or customers? The exit of buildings in particular requires additional thought. For instance, in the event of an emergency how would someone negotiate the access control to exit the building? Solutions to this would normally include break

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glass units and links to the fire alarm to automatically release the doors. An appropriate access control system can also generate reports to show who is in the building at the time of the alarm so you’re aware of peoples’ location in the event of an emergency. Legislation also plays a key role in access control. Building regulations must be followed when putting an appropriate system in place and thought must go into how access control will, for example, affect users with disabilities following the Equality Act 2010 guidelines. Secured By Design, the official UK Police flagship initiative supporting the principles of designing out crime, may also be specified which means only those products that have passed the stringent tests of Secured By Design should be used. When installing an access control system, there are also physical challenges to be aware of. Most access control and

door entry systems are connected together throughout the building using low voltage cabling. Quite often, the cabling is installed as part of the first fix and sometimes the access control and door entry equipment has not been fully specified at this stage. It’s a good idea therefore to know what the right cable to install is because, in the long run, this will save you time and money. A common cable type installed at the first fix would be Cat5. This cable is suitable for many door entry and access control systems but care must be taken to fully understand the distances between devices to ensure the cable resistance falls within the manufacturer’s guidelines. An issue that has become increasingly apparent is the need to know the difference between solid copper and copper coated cables. In most instances, solid copper must be used on door entry and access control systems due to the need for these cables to carry current and have a low voltage and offer training to installers.ur requirements and, critically, meets the client’s needs.: ENQUIRY-Card 529

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In response to growing market demand for its CWCT approved and Passivhaus certified REHAU Polytec 50 composite curtain walling system, REHAU has produced a new brochure for specifiers and architects. The 16 page guide is packed with technical details about the system and lots of stylish case studies showing successful installations in a range of contemporary commercial applications. REHAU Polytec 50 is REHAU’s alternative to conventional aluminium curtain walling. It offers superior strength and better thermal performance, thanks to a system which combines the structural capabilities of steel reinforcement, the design and finish of aluminium on the exterior and the warmth and low maintenance benefit of PVC-U on the interior.

One of the most exciting additions to Carl F Groupco’s hardware portfolio to be announced this year is the Duplex lock manufactured by Ingenious. The major UK hardware supplier reports strong Unique Selling Propositions (USPs) for the product as it is the only door lock on the market to offer five hook locking points. An outer locking point design, which provides two bi-directional hooks, is also a significant differentiator for fabricators and retailers as this has major end-user appeal. With five hooks, two rollers, latch and serrations that allow for the addition of shootbolts the product offers wideranging appeal for standard PVCu, French master and slave residential door applications. Options with rounded end faceplates and without rollers are also provided for composite and timber doors.

Reynaers’ unique aluminium window and door system CS 38 has benefited from an upgrade – and the new Slim Line 38 series offers better performance than ever before. SL 38 and SL 38-HI are now available and offer ultra slim profiles and improved market-leading energy efficiency. The highly thermally-insulated Slim Line 38 has the look and feel of steel with the performance of aluminium. It combines elegant design, stability and ease of production and is the perfect solution for both new-build constructions and the replacement of steel-framed windows and doors. It respects the original design but offers a vast improvement on thermal insulation. The minimalistic frame is reinforced by an invisible drainage system, avoiding the use of drainage caps on the exterior of windows and doors.

One of the newest food experiences in London can be found at Broadgate Circle near to Liverpool Street Station. The venue offers a diverse collection of restaurants, cafes, bars, street food traders and a gym. The construction makes extensive use of natural limestone with aluminium windows and doors supplied by Aluprof and installed by Linder Facades. The result is a high quality development fit for the city. Completed in early 2015, all aluminium profiles and pressings have been naturally anodised in C34 Bronze, which complements the natural limestone whilst offering a sustainable and very resilient finish. Aluprof systems specified on the project included the MB-SR50N curtain wall system with its distinctive rounded profile design and the main entrance door system MB-86 with a hidden leaf assembly offering clean lines into the curtain wall system whilst maintaining heavy duty hardware with high security locking options. ENQUIRY-Card 112 ENQUIRY-Card 113 ENQUIRY-Card 114 ENQUIRY-Card 115

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Chapter House of St Paul’s Cathedral becomes a more ecologically efficient office

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As specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of secondary glazing, Selectaglaze were specified as their tested products can reduce heat loss by up to 50%. A number of Selectaglaze products were used to suit the various window styles and sizes. These were mostly chosen from the slim-line range that is particularly appropriate for heritage buildings, as they are unobtrusive and accepted as a reversible adaptation by heritage agencies across the UK. Over 120 units have been installed in six different colour finishes to match the existing frames. Selectaglaze has a wealth of experience working in buildings of all types from Listed to new build. Established in 1969 and Royal Warrant holders since 2004, it boasts an extensive range of products to suit the needs of different buildings.

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Vufold introduces new slimmest wooden frames on its Elite, Master and Prestige ranges Vufold, the leading British manufacturing retailer of bi-fold doors has launched what it believes to be the slimmest timber framed external bi-folding doors available in the UK with new versions of its Elite, Master and Prestige ranges.

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The introduction of the slimmer framed versions of the three popular ranges coincides with a change to the hinges and door locks to improve both the look and security of the door sets. The slimming of the frames on the three ranges of bi-fold doors means an appreciable increase in the size of the glass, which will allow more light through into the home, improve the external viewpoint and give them an even more contemporary stylish look. Each area of the frames has been cut down so that the height and width of every pane of glass as been increased by at least 2cm in width and height. The doors now have individual Vectis door locks with strengthened locking systems and the hinges are to be made to be flush to the frames. Marketing Manager for Vufold, Kerry Murphy-Kaytan says the introduction of the new slimmer ranges brings timber framed bi-fold doors into line with the popular, traditionally slimmer aluminium ranges. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are really pleased to be able to offer what we think are the slimmest all timber framed bifolding doors on the UK market.

Historically customers have preferred the aluminium framed doors with the slimmer profile for their sleeker look. At the same time we know that very many customers appreciate the look and feel of wooden frames â&#x20AC;&#x201C; well now they can have both! One of the reasons our customers like our bi-folding doors is the way they look and how they allow light to flood into a room; as a result of us slimming down the frames on the Elite, Master and Prestige ranges they will get even more light in and a bigger view of what is outside. The new locks and hinges will also be much easier on the eye while at the same time bolstering the security element of the doors. We are confident that the new look will go down very well with customers as we phase them in to become the standard design for the three ranges.â&#x20AC;? For more information on the Master and all other Vufold bi-fold doors, visit ENQUIRY-Card 532

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0-1000 in a Year as AluFoldDirect Celebrates Successful First Anniversary AluFoldDirect, the Lancashire-based trade manufacturer of aluminium bi-fold doors, is enjoying significant growth only a year after it was founded. Already, the company is supplying in excess of 1,000 frames across the UK per week, after generating national interest from the glazing industry for its innovative approach.

AluFoldDirect, the Lancashirebased trade manufacturer of aluminium bi-fold doors, is enjoying significant growth only a year after it was founded. Already, the company is supplying in excess of 1,000 frames across the UK per week, after generating national interest from the glazing industry for its innovative approach. Based in Haslingden, AluFoldDirect was set by Craig Miller, a glazing industry veteran whose achievements include winning Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008 from the Institute of Directors. AluFoldDirect Ltd began trading on 1st November 2014 to cater to the growing market for aluminium bi-fold doors, using his extensive industry experience to devise a system that avoids pitfalls he’s seen in other suppliers. “Aluminium bi-fold doors are a great product but prone to wide variations in the quality, speed and ease of manufacture and, most importantly, installation. That uncertainty can lead to significant delays on site, and that’s not on. “The aim of AluFoldDirect has been to simplify the process. Customers deserve a high-quality product, delivered quickly and precision-made to fit exactly. As our name suggests, we provide exactly that ‘direct’ approach. “Judging by the overwhelmingly positive reaction we’ve received, that message has been received loud and clear,” he adds.

Window installers and building contractors are increasingly seeking out AluFoldDirect for bifold door solutions. Backed by major investment in aluminium stock-holding, the company guarantees delivery within one week for unglazed or a fortnight for glazed. All the installer needs to do is measure the exact gap for the door and AluFoldDirect will manufacture to exactly those specifications, ensuring that installation is a fast, simple process. Weekly output is now regularly in excess of 1,000 frames, around 63% of which are being manufactured for bi-fold door installations. As a result, the AluFoldDirect team has grown from 15 when the company was founded a year ago to 48 members today. AluFoldDirect takes its responsibilities as a local employer very seriously. “We have a deliberate strategy of recruiting local, unskilled people who just need the right opportunity to showcase their talents,” Craig explains. “We provide trainees with valuable vocational skills via an Academy process. We pay our trainees above the minimum wage, and offer a clear structure for further development. Step one is to make them qualified fabricators; step two, to become trainers capable of sharing their skills with new trainees. ENQUIRY-Card 535

New Banville External Door styled to impress The Banville is an elegant design and an option from the latest external door range recently launched by Premdor. Sleek, real American White Oak veneered faces encapsulate a premium, solid construction, ensuring all weather protection and maximum durability. Recommended for replacement and refurbishment projects, the clean lines of Banville present the very essence of modernity, positioned to enhance a more exclusive style of property. The doors are available in solid, solid offset glazed and solid centre glazed, featuring obscure glass, toughened in accordance with European Standard BS EN 12150. The doors are supplied unfinished, ready for staining or painting. Banville doors may be hung as singles or pairs, when pairing a solid door with a glazed option the aesthetic effect can add a new dimension.

The full slab construction of the door utilises high moisture resistant MDF, complete with hardwood lippings all round, providing maximum stability and excellent screw retention. Banville comes with FSC Chain of custody accreditation and for ultimate design flexibility, is complemented by a matching range of internal doors.

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P C Henderson hardware keeps homes secure in winter

With 73 percent of burglars gaining entry through a poorly secured door, installing accredited door hardware such as P C Henderson’s Securefold Ultra hardware is crucial to ensure that homes are protected against forced entry. Fergus Pickard, Product Development Director at P C Henderson, comments: “As a hardware system manufacturer, it is our responsibility to provide the highest quality sliding door hardware components that are strong, safe and secure. Whether staying at home or going away to enjoy festivities, more and more people are demanding secure In the run up to Christmas, UK households will spend an average of £593 on solutions that do not compromise on Christmas gifts. With electronics being a popular present, houses are at risk of aesthetics and energy efficiency, break-ins; according to data from Direct Line, mobile phones and tablets are on matching their aspirational living the list of the top 10 items favoured by burglars. requirements.” Securefold Ultra is tested to the British PAS24 and the European standard, EN

Doors & Windows 27 1627 to ensure that the system has enhanced security features which protect the hardware against mechanical loads and human attack. Further to this the system is accredited by Secured by Design (SBD), an organisation operated by the Association of Chief Police Officers that follows rigorous testing of the complete product to make sure it meets the latest security standards. The principles of SBD have been proven to achieve a reduction of crime risk by up to 75%. Their objective is to reduce burglary and crime in the UK through physical security and processes. Products carrying the Secured by Design certification have been rigorously tested to withstand forced entry. Furthermore, P C Henderson’s Securefold hardware range is weather and corrosion-resistant to provide a durable product and ensure long-term security. Made from 316 marine grade stainless steel, the hardware has undergone tests for air tightness, water tightness and wind resistance. Seals are also used to guarantee that the door is further protected from external elements. When the doors are closed, these tests confirm that properties are thermally efficient, keeping the heat in and the cold out. For more information and to download the latest digital brochure please visit ENQUIRY-Card 537


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28 Roofing, Cladding & Insulation

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Alumasc protects sheltered housing roofs in Birmingham Alumasc’s Euroroof Caltech waterproofing system has been installed on the roofs at California House, providing a significant increase to the operational life of this 42-flat retirement/sheltered housing complex in Bartley Green, Birmingham.

NFRC backs TrustMark as domestic referrals flow With latest statistics from TrustMark showing a continuous increase in the number of roofers’ details being searched via its website - a staggering 68,528 homeowners searched for roofers in September ‘15 alone - NFRC is urging roofing companies to join the 12,801 tradesmen who have already joined TrustMark. This latest call to action forms part of NFRC’s membership awareness campaign - ‘Get wise, get savvy, get NFRC’ - where domestic roofing contractors are being encouraged to stand out from the crowd and further enhance their reputation and grow their business by joining successful schemes such as TrustMark and Which? Trusted Traders. For existing members of NFRC, membership of TrustMark comes free. ENQUIRY-Card 116

Cembrits B5 offers traditional aesthetic with a contemporary twist Cembrit’s B5 corrugated sheeting has been chosen as part of a unique design project to transform an old builder’s yard in East Dulwich into a contemporary family home. Christened by some as ‘the urban cowshed,’ The Yard is an innovative property which has been designed to the Passivhaus standard, an accreditation that recognises highly energy efficient buildings. Featuring bedroom and workshop wings configured around a courtyard garden, as well as airy double-height living spaces, The Yard is in many ways similar to European homes in its design. The aesthetics of the property and the ambition of the project led to The Yard being filmed as part of the popular Channel 4 home improvement show, Grand Designs, hosted by designer Kevin McCloud. ENQUIRY-Card 117

Owned by Birmingham City Council, Places Directorate, California House is a 10-storey, high rise residential block of flats. The existing roof system comprised Mastic asphalt with minimal thermal insulation, which had become heavily compromised. Multiple repairs had been previously undertaken to extend the serviceable life of the original roof. Alumasc and their West Midlands-based registered contractor Brindley Asphalt were chosen to install a complete new roof waterproofing system on the 405m2 roof area, which would provide an effective long term solution. What remained of the existing, now degraded, waterproofing system was completely removed and replaced by a new, fully integrated Alumasc solution. The first stage was suitable preparation, onto which the contractor laid a Euroroof vapour barrier offering immediate protection for the fully occupied residence. A fully engineered Derbifoam thermal insulation scheme was then laid, which provided the target U-value of 0.18 W/m²Kd and removes standing water to the existing RWO locations. The

internal rain water outlet locations were fully refurbished with new outlets. Finally, Brindley Asphalt installed the Euroroof Caltech waterproofing system in a totally Flame Free and “cold applied” manner, comprising a Caltech base coat with reinforcement layer and two applications of the Caltech Top Coat, to achieve the 25-year System warranty. The perimeter parapet details were fully encapsulated with the Euroroof Caltech waterproofing system and finished with Alumasc Skyline Aluminium PPC capping, in the client-selected RAL colour. The installation of defined walkways, finished in the Euroroof Caltech Aggregated wear course, completed the total engineered solution to the entire roof covering. Acivico Project Manager Glenn Jones, who managed the works on behalf of Birmingham City Council, Places Directorate, commented: “The quality of work on site and the attention to detail was of a very high standard”. ENQUIRY-Card 539

Performing for zero carbon timber Be at ONE with your Warranty SIG Roofing recently launched ONE homes in Bicester An example of how timber is playing a major role in the UK’s fi rst eco-town NW Bicester is a collaboration between Stewart Milne Timber Systems and the A. Proctor Group, which is providing high thermal performance using off-site modules for rapid construction. Work began on NW Bicester in November 2014 and will eventually see up to 6,000 homes constructed. The fi rst phase of A2Dominion’s development in the new town is a project to deliver 393 homes with a ‘true zero carbon’ rating and offering energy effi cient, good quality, affordable housing. Working with Stewart Milne, the A. Proctor Group has supplied its Roofshield and Refl ectashield TF 0.81 membranes for pre-assembled modules for the project. ENQUIRY-Card 118

WARRANTY - a pitched roof product warranty to support the build-up of the roof from batten to roof coverings. Product performance will be covered for 15 years under one single package warranty; this includes coverings such as industry leading SIGA Natural Slate and SIGnature Clay Roof Tiles, along with a range of market leading accessories containing batten, breather membrane, fixings, ridges – to name just a few. Research showed that 70% of contractors have had to replace roofing products through a warranty claim, and a high proportion found it was difficult and time consuming having to deal with numerous suppliers. With the launch of ONE Warranty, contractors will be able to take advantage of the warranty and a full service provided by SIG Roofing (a FTSE 250 company) with no additional costs; all this whilst being able to enjoy a reduced and simplified administration process. ENQUIRY-Card 119

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Fully opening Jet Cox Barrel vauts enlighten Wandsworth Primary Pupils

In harmony with the Department for Education’s desire for schools to offer a healthy and sustainable environment in which to learn and thrive, the gymnasium to a brand new school in South London has been constructed with five fully opening rooflights from Jet Cox Limited, offering natural illumination and ventilation.

The new facilities for the Floreat Primary School in the London Borough of Wandsworth, have been built by Neilcott Construction from Orpington. The premises have been designed and procured by Wandsworth Council in consultation with the renowned architects’ practice of Broadway Malyan. Jet Cox supplied the five barrel vault rooflights as a prime example of its widely specified Coxdome range: popular for hospitals, commercial premises and community buildings as well as educational establishments. The oblong upstands to the five rooflights have been weathered into a high performance felt system covering the well-insulated flat roof construction. In turn the multiwall polycarbonate make up to the rooflights’ glazing offers performance to comply with current Part L requirements and help retain the heat within the gymnasium during colder winter months.   Meanwhile their contribution to the overall energy equation is dependent on the extent to which their high level of daylight transmission avoids the need for the use of artificial illumination, while their delivery of fresh air to the occupied space precludes the need of mechanical ventilation. The opening section of the Barrel Vault Rooflight can be operated by means of manual winding gear or an electric motor with 24/230 volt power supply. Background ventilation can also be provided by means of trickle vents in the aluminium kerb structure or an extract fan/louvre vents in the gable end. Built to BS EN1026 for air permeability and BS EN1027 for water tightness, the rooflights can also sustain a snow loading of 700 N/m2. ENQUIRY-Card 541

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Energy savings for Bristol family with EWI by Saint-Gobain Weber weber.therm XM External Wall Insulation (EWI) has been installed on a twostorey end of terrace, privately owned property in the Brislington area of Bristol.

This is just one of several upgrades being undertaken by the homeowner which have included the addition of a large extension to the side of the property; a loft conversion; the addition of a garden room to the rear and new windows and doors throughout. The application of BBA accredited and Energy Saving Trust listed weber.therm XM EWI was carried out by M P Plastering Limited, Somerset, renowned for excellent render application skills and experienced with use of the weber.therm EWI systems. The couple sought Green Deal funding with the help of M P Plastering, a Green Deal certified applicator, and successfully achieved a 75% contribution toward the 拢9,000 cost of the EWI project. The weber.therm XM EWI system used on this property included 90mm thick expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation which was mechanically fixed to the outer skin of the wall substrate. The render process requires two passes of weber.rend LAC, a cementitious render into which the fibreglass reinforcement meshcloth is embedded to give a robust render coat. When dry the surface is primed with weber PR310 in preparation for a 1.5mm thin coat decorative

finish of weber.plast TF, an acrylic based, pre-mixed, textured finish, in Winter White. The porch has been finished in weber.pral M one-coat, through-coloured monocouche render in Chalk. weber.therm XM EWI is capable of substantially improving the Uvalue of a property in a retrofit project, and produces exceptional levels of energy efficiency on new builds. Weber products are manufactured from carefully selected raw materials at purpose-built facilities in Bedfordshire, Shropshire and Ireland where quality and consistency is achieved. For more information about this project, or for technical support, please contact Saint-Gobain Weber on 08703 330 070, or visit w w w. n e t- w e b e r. c o . u k . Customers in Ireland should call 028 9335 2999 or visit A free download of the new for iPhone and iPad users is also available from iTunes and from Google Play for Android smartphones and tablet users. Follow SaintGobain Weber on Twitter @SGWeberUK for the latest company news and updates ENQUIRY-Card 544

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Parking for school buses and cars can be a problem outside many rural schools but not at Tondu Primary School near Bridgend, South Wales. An extensive asphalted parking area has been created next to the school with surface water drainage channels supplied by Hauraton Limited.

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50 metres of FASERFIX® KS 100 Fibre Reinforced Concrete channels fitted with Class E600 ductile iron gratings were installed by Churngold Construction Limited in the school bus drop-off area with a further 50 metres of RECYFIX® PLUS 100 Class D400 channels in the adjacent car park. RECYFIX® channels are made from tough, 100% recycled polypropylene (PP) Both channels have galvanised steel reinforcement housings that take the gratings. All the gratings had 6mm HEELSAFE slots. ENQUIRY-Card 546

Puddle flanges from the UK’s leading coupling manucturer, Flexseal, have played their part in the expansion of world-class attraction, Islands at Chester Zoo. Crown House Technologies, the services arm of the project’s contractor Laing O’Rourke, first specified the puddle flanges within the ventilation system for the Indonesian jungle house - the centrepiece of the project, Monsoon Forest. They were so impressed that they further specified the same product for the water system of the new animal pools. Chester Zoo is home to over 12,500 animals from more than 400 species, as well as housing exotic plants from across the globe. The new attraction features six different South East Asian island habitats and has added the equivalent of 7 full-size football pitches to the zoo’s area, at a cost of £40m. The Indonesian jungle house is home to Sumatran orangutans, Sulawesi crested macaques and Sunda gharial crocodiles. Temperature and humidity levels have to remain within tight tolerances, for both the animals and the plants which form their habitat. Crown House Technologies Limited

were commissioned to construct a complex technical package across the new area, including the ventilation system which provides this atmosphere. This system consists of a 2.5m x 2m concrete duct encircling the building. Large spigots act as chimneys, extending from the main duct into outlets in the animal enclosures. Each spigot consists of a single piece, constructed by external mains specialists Sant’s Fabrications to direct the air flow correctly. They are then installed into a pre-fabricated hole in the concrete duct and encased in concrete. Flexseal’s puddle flanges form the seal where the spigot meets the main duct. Sant’s Fabrications could have bespoke fabricated each one, but with over 30 puddle flanges used, this would have been costly and time consuming. Instead, Crown House Technologies discussed the project with contacts from Fusion Provida, their chosen merchant, to find an off-theshelf solution and Flexseal’s puddle flanges were suggested, trialled, then specified. William Sant, Owner of Sant’s Fabrications, commented, “We found it was easy to incorporate the Flexseal flanges into the fabricated piece and

we’re convinced that they offer the best seal possible.” “The air ducting system was an early challenge within this project. We then moved on to construction of the pools for the Sumatran tigers, giant Asian forest turtles and Sunda gharial crocodiles.” explained Philip Ashton, Project Manager for Crown House Technologies. “The benefits of the puddle flanges for this part of the project were clear.” The puddle flanges required for these applications were of a smaller bore to those used on the ducting system. However, the same airtight and watertight quality was required, from a cost-effective, readily-available product. ENQUIRY-Card 547

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Yeoman Rainguard’s XL Aluminium Rainwater System was chosen to add the finishing touch to an £11 million property in the desirable area of Virginia Water. Built by development company Watersmead Homes who pride themselves in building properties of quality and style that exceed expectations, the Georgian style home covers approximately 12,000 square feet over 4 floors. Constructed out of Cotswold Stone, Watersmead ensured that the property combines practicality with style meeting the high standards and demands of the discerning purchaser. Meeting such standards required the use of high quality building materials and systems which included choosing the right rainwater system. “We obviously needed gutters and downpipes which not only matched the style of the house but were of a quality

Desirable Rainwater System for Desirable Residence which would give the homeowner many years of maintenance free service whilst retaining its colour and style well into the future. Yeoman Rainguard’s stylish XL Aluminium rainwater system fitted the bill.” Explained Mrs Gill Burns of Watersmead Homes.

150 x 100mm MOG XL Aluminium gutters were installed along with a 75 x 75mm square downpipe with the stylish look being completed with Cast Aluminium Plain Hoppers. Finished in a durable black textured powder coating which eliminates colour bleaching and ensures a life expectancy of the rainwater system to that of 25 years and more. “The rainwater systems look perfect on the finished property and we are very pleased with the quality of products and service that Yeoman Rainguard gave us.” Concluded Mrs Burns. ENQUIRY-Card 548

Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd’s Densoband and Denso Tape were among the products used in the construction of the new Borders Railway Line. The official opening by Her Majesty the Queen in September this year marked the completion of the £294million contract to construct the 30 miles of track and seven new stations. During the construction of the project Winn & Coales supplied the UK-wide building and civil engineering company Farrans Construction with 150mm wide Denso Tape to protect pipeline joints in ten different water diversions. Densoband was supplied to Advance Construction (Scotland) of Glasgow (through stockists SIG), to provide a flexible watertight seal between the asphalt and the tactile paving slabs on the platforms of four of the new stations.

Lanes Group wins drainage services contract for Mersey Gateway Lanes Group has won a contract to deliver drainage survey and maintenance services to the Mersey Gateway Project – the project to build a second road crossing over the Mersey in Halton. Drainage engineers based at the Lanes Group depot in Chester are working for the Merseylink Civil Contractors Joint Venture – a joint venture consisting of FCC, Kier, and Samsung, the design and construction contractor for this major transport and regeneration project. The new £600m landmark cable stayed bridge, which will link Runcorn with Widnes, is due to open in autumn 2017. The development will unlock major economic development, environmental improvement and transport infrastructure opportunities that will be realised over the next three decades. Lanes Group has been contracted to provide a range of services, including CCTV drainage surveys, drainage cleaning and unblocking, and remedial work on existing and new drainage infrastructure.

The Market's Favourite Pothole Repair Material, Now Even Easier to Apply! At Instarmac, home of the Ultracrete brand of proven and tested highway maintenance solutions, innovation, research and development is stimulated by the relationship they have with their customers. The company pride themselves on listening to customers’ needs and providing real solutions. As part of this programme of continual improvement and investment they have recently made enhancements to their HAPAS approved Permanent Pothole Repair and 6mm Instant Road Repair cold lay asphalt material to facilitate even easier application. The easy work formulas eliminate the need for kneading before installation.  Permanent Pothole Repair and 6mm Instant Road Repair can be applied direct from the tub filling patches with ease and enabling effortless compaction once in-situ. ENQUIRY-Card 120 ENQUIRY-Card 121 ENQUIRY-Card 122

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Time Saving Pre-Punched Nozzle A new pre-punched gutter section for Saint Gobain PAM’s Cyclone steel rainwater systems promises to save time and simplify installation compared to other steel systems on the market. It is used with the system’s standard outlet piece. The new gutter section, traditionally known as a nozzle, has a 100mm diameter hole pre-punched in a 250mm length of gutter and is simply fitted into a gutter run using a standard joint ready for the gutter outlet and downpipe. Using other steel rainwater systems, the installer has to cut their own hole using either tin snips or a hole cutter, remove sharp edges with a file and bend the edges of the hole down to form a rain lip; a process that can be time consuming to complete. Says Mike Rawlings, marketing manager for Saint Gobain PAM: “Adding this new fitting to our cyclone range makes it potentially the fastest fit steel rainwater system in the UK. “ ENQUIRY-Card 123

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ALTRO CREATES ‘WOW’ FACTOR AT NEW BIRTHING UNIT A wide range of Altro flooring and walling has been used to create a homely atmosphere with a ‘wow’ factor in a new birthing unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

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The Meadow Birth Centre is a former antenatal ward and maternity triage which has been converted into four ensuite birthing rooms named Poppy, Cornflower, Daisy and Violet. The facility is run by experienced midwives and offers a comfortable environment where birth is treated as a ‘normal’ process (without intervention), rather than a medical one. Mothers-to-be can also adjust lighting and choose music for the birth. Meadow Birth Centre has been designed to look and feel homely, colourful and bright, helping everyone involved to feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the process. This style of birthing unit is relatively rare but becoming more popular throughout the UK. Those involved with the project visited other birthing units to see what was already being done successfully. A selection of Altro flooring and Altro Whiterock hygienic wall cladding was used to fulfil the hospital’s design requirements to combine original and striking aesthetics with practicalities. Altro Whiterock ChameleonTM wall cladding was chosen to add

Altro ZodiacTM Smooth flooring was used in the unit’s corridors. It features tonal neutrals that work together, as well as vibrant, on-trend colours, many of which combine well with Altro’s wall cladding range palettes. Characterised by its monolithic look, Altro Zodiac is solid and reassuring, while offering enough complexity to deliver discrete and sophisticated installations with light and dark tonal areas where required. The non-directional design contributes to ease of installation. It is easy to maintain and can be welded to provide a hygienic surface, making it ideal for areas where infection control and high standards of cleanliness are required. Pinnacle Flooring was appointed to install the Altro products in the new Meadow Birth Centre. Estimator Aaron Jennings commented: “We have been installing Altro flooring for around 12 years, and for us they stunning, bright blocks of high are the number one choice gloss colour in birthing rooms, because their products are the corridors, kitchens and en suite best you can get, and the people bathrooms. These bursts of are so good to work with.  colour were used alongside “We have only relatively Altro Whiterock White to create recently added wall cladding to our portfolio, so the installation unusual and striking designs. Altro Whiterock is a cost- in the new birthing unit was a effective sheet extruded from a very exciting challenge for us. 2 high quality PVCu polymer. It is “We used 50m of Altro easy to clean, impact resistant Whiterock Chameleon in total, and grout-free. It meets all in four colours to match each of current EU Directives on health the four birthing rooms. They were Moulin Rouge (red), Eau de and hygiene. Altro Whiterock Chameleon Chic (pale green), Ocean Deep offers vibrant solid colours, or (dark blue), and Key Lime (bright more natural tones, in a high green). Alongside this we used 2 gloss finish, allowing for bold 70m of standard white Altro designs or more muted interiors Whiterock.  in a variety of customer-facing “In the birthing rooms we laid 200m2 of Altro Aquarius - again environments. Safety flooring was a must for in four different colours to the birthing unit, and Altro match each scheme. These were AquariusTM – a specialist Tern, Salamander, Puffin and solution developed specifically Swan, which are all muted for use in wet and dry areas, for colours.  shoe and barefoot use - was “In the corridors, we installed 2 ideal for this environment which 150m of Altro Zodiac Smooth sees midwives, other staff and flooring, in two colours visitors plus mothers in and out Hologram and Meteor, which of birthing pools with bare feet. are both greys.  Altro Aquarius is an innovative “Overall, the project was very flooring suitable for any type of straightforward, and it took us shoe, including hard and soft three weeks with a team of two. soled, rubber and trainers, as We find Altro’s products very well as bare feet. Altro Aquarius easy to install, and the way both revolutionises product selection. the architect and Altro work Users not longer have to assess ensured smooth running from the risk of slipping to those in start to finish.” shoes or barefoot and whether to install studded or standard safety flooring. Altro Aquarius caters for all these ments, with one product that ENQUIRY-Card 552 can eliminate the risk.

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Mapei launches ultrabond ECO VS90 plus to established Eco Adhesive Range

Mapei is pleased to announce the recent launch of Ultrabond Eco VS90 Plus to its range of Ultrabond Eco Adhesives.

Ultrabond Eco VS90 Plus is a ready to use, light beige paste, which benefits from a fast, strong initial grab, allowing traffic after only 3-5 hours. This universal high temperature acrylic, wet-bed dispersion adhesive, bonds vinyl/rubber sheet and tile, PVC-backed carpet and luxury vinyl tiles with ease. The adhesive can be used with underfloor heating systems. Ultrabond Eco VS90 Plus is extremely easy to apply with good peel strength with high resistant to shear stresses, with the added advantage of being a high temperature adhesive. It can also be specified to install floor coverings in many environments including those subjected to chairs with castors. Ultrabond Eco VS90 Plus is solvent-free and classified as EC1 Plus under the GEV EMICODE accreditation system. The environmentally friendly adhesive is extremely versatile in its use and consequently has a universal application range, being ideal for bonding many textile floorcoverings with all common backings. The range now includes seven high quality adhesives for the installation of all types of resilient floorcoverings. These adhesives offer exceptional performance, as well as providing a raft of health and eco-benefits. All products carry EC1 GEV Emicode labelling for ultra-low emissions of volatile organic compounds. For more information on Mapeiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full Ultrabond Eco Adhesives range, or any other products please visit, email or tel. +44 (0)121 508 6970.

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Ultra Tile supports Rugby World Cup legacy Ultra Tile products have recently been used in the refurbishment of Woodrush Rugby Football Club, Birmingham following the receipt of a RFU Social Spaces Grant. Ultra Tile, the tile adhesives, grouts and ancillaries brand from the UK manufacturer Instarmac Group, were delighted to support club sponsors and long-standing customer, Anglo Italian. The team's busy clubhouse was completely refurbished during a 5 month window, prior to the start of the Rugby World Cup. Anglo Italian tiled all floors and washroom walls using Italian mixed porcelain tiles and Ultra Tile FibreGrip FX in grey. Ultra Tile FlexJoint was then used to grout all surfaces and provide a professional and stylish finish to this popular social venue. Ultra Tile FibreGrip FX is a premium grade, polymer modified adhesive with added fibres for superior bond, fibre enhanced body and exceptional grab.

Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes expert, continues to provide architects and interior designers with oilbased wood finishes that work without a primer. Since summer 2014, Osmo UK has been proudly partnered with rustic European oak flooring specialists, ESCO. The partnership provides a selection of ESCO flooring pre-finished with Osmo Polyx®-Oil, making ESCO wood flooring the ideal solution for anyone looking for a stand-out wood floor. For over a year, Osmo UK and ESCO have worked together to produce stylish oak wood flooring with Osmo’s renowned wood finishing product, Polyx®-Oil. Anyone embarking on an oak wood flooring project can select from a collection of nine solid oak flooring styles that come pre-finished with Osmo, such as Bohemia, Chateau, Kolonial and Harfa. Favoured by architects and interior designers, buyers are also able to select the surface texture and colour of the flooring, offering high-quality flooring with individual tailoring. ENQUIRY-Card 124 ENQUIRY-Card 125

A Sika companuy expands their Celotex innovates with new premium flooring insulation board powdered tile adhesive range Everbuild – A Sika Company are thrilled to be expanding their array of powdered tile adhesives by introducing four new products to the popular range. The key product within the new range is Lightweight Extra Floor and Wall Tile Adhesive, a multi-purpose product created from a unique lightweight formula which can be utilised as a thick, thin or pourable adhesive depending on how much the product is diluted whist still retaining its superb quality and performance. Its high yield means one 15kg bag can cover the same area as a standard 25kg bag. This product is also dust reduced and made from an ecofriendly formula containing approx. 50% sustainable raw-materials. Also within the range is Standard Set Tile Adhesive, a cement based wall and floor tile adhesive with excellent adhesion and non-slip properties.

An innovator in the insulation sector, industry leader Celotex has announced the release of Celotex FI5000, a premium performance flooring solution which is suitable for concrete slab, beam and block, suspended timber and underfloor heating applications. Offering enhanced thermal insulation with a super low lambda value of 0.021W/mK, Celotex FI5000 achieves compliance to UK building regulations with better U-values and thinner solutions. FI5000 combines best in class PIR insulation with an innovative composite facer featuring a built-in vapour control layer (VCL), enabling direct screed, without the need for an additional separating layer. Ideal for a range of flooring applications, FI5000 features an enhanced compressive strength value of ≥175 kPa making it incredibly robust. ENQUIRY-Card 126 ENQUIRY-Card 127

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The Altro Safety Flooring still performing after six decades & the chairman who has been there every step of the way When West Bridgford Baptist Church refitted its kitchen, they wanted high quality flooring that was safe, durable and easy to maintain. They chose what was then a new product – Altro safety flooring – and hoped it would deliver. That was in 1950, and 65 years later, after innumerable coffee mornings, christenings and other events, Altro revisited the site with the most modern testing equipment and found the original safety flooring still meets the latest HSE’s standards. A pendulum test achieved PTV 40, representing a one in a million risk of slipping in both wet and dry conditions. The site visit to West Bridgford was one of many made by Altro as part of The Altro Promise – the company’s commitment to its employees, customers and communities, all of whom have contributed to the success and longevity of this exceptional family business. It was particularly fitting to revisit the first ever safety flooring installation in a special

Dunlop to launch new RAPID RESCUE REPAIR FILLER at the National Painting and Decorating Show 2015. Dunlop, specialist manufacturer of decorating fillers and smoothers, is introducing a brand new rapid-drying repair filler as an addition to its revolutionary Pro Décor range. Perfect for quick fix or emergency repairs, new Rapid Rescue from Dunlop helps decorators sort out the multitude of problems often faced before applying paint or wallpaper without having to wait hours or days to complete a job. Available in handy 1kg bags, Rapid Rescue is perfect for filling chases, cracks around doors and coving, large cracks and holes. It can be used internally or externally, on the majority of backgrounds, from plasterboard

anniversary year which sees Altro Chairman David Kahn mark his 60-year career with the company. 1955 was the year that Winston Churchill resigned, Stirling Moss won his first Grand Prix, Sainsbury’s launched the first supermarket in the UK and David Kahn joined his father Cecil’s company at the start of a career that would make Altro an industry byword for quality, safety and service. Sixty years on, celebrating a diamond career, David Kahn is clear that the success of the company stems from dedication to innovation and customer focus combined with a passion for promoting safety, hygiene and sustainability. “I think the company has been so successful as it has always truly believed that our employees will differentiate us from our competitors,” he explains. “Over the years we’ve had many exceptional products, but my favourite is still Altro safety flooring as it is such a clever concept that blends Altro to concrete steps, to reliably fill and repair damage up to 50mm deep. Unlike other products on the market, Rapid Rescue contains Hydroloc™ technology which means the filler dries, evenly, throughout in record time. After 20 minutes the product starts to begin its hardening process and can easily be cut or carved – perfect for repairing a missing piece of skirting board. Whatever the temperature or conditions, the filler is fully dry and hard after 90 minutes, and ready to accept finishes such as paint or wallpaper. If you need to sand it down, you can do, but you can also smooth over with a damp sponge to achieve a perfect finish. The Dunlop team will be giving away samples of Rapid Rescue on their Christmas themed Stand 28, while visitors can also take part in our prize draw to win Christmas presents, including a Kindle Fire, I-Pod’s, or a selection of decorators tools. Debi Boulton, Sales and Marketing Manager at Dunlop commented: “It’s exciting times for Dunlop Pro Décor with the range being appreciated by decorators and merchants nationwide, however we don’t stand still, which is why we are

Easyclean Technology with sustained slip and wear resistance. “Also, we have always had a particularly strong customer focus in terms of both listening to our customers’ needs and providing them with leading customer service. I think that this has served us well.” Family values run deep at Altro. David’s son, Richard Kahn, joined just over 30 years ago and is the company’s CEO Floors and Walls. “Being a family business has allowed us to think more in the long term,” says David. “It has generated great loyalty from our employees, many of whom have been shareholders since the employee shareholder scheme was introduced in the 1930s.” Altro’s ethos has served it well – the company is globally big in premium flooring and wall cladding systems for construction and transport, employs more than 350 people in the UK and operates in 50 countries worldwide. Its pioneering spirit has resulted in a string of industry firsts; all with safety, sustainability and quality at their heart. ENQUIRY-Card 559

launching Rapid Rescue at the National Painting and Decorating Show. “Suitable for all tradesmen, including decorators, plumbers, caretakers and facilities managers, Rapid Rescue is a quick “on-the-go” repair filler that sets in only 90 minutes to get the job done. “Please take the time to visit our stand and pick up a free sample, chat to our team about our products and enter our prize draw where we’ve got loads of great prizes to giveaway!” For more information on Dunlop Pro Décor visit or call 01782 591160 to speak to a member of the Dunlop team. Keep up-to-date with Dunlop’s latest news by following us on Twitter at oDecor ENQUIRY-Card 560

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Chris Goggin, Associate Director of continuous flow water heating product manufacturer Rinnai, looks at how intelligence by design future-proofs product and installations against rising energy prices and any forthcoming legislation. Energy efficient continuous flow condensing gas fired water heaters offer a ‘tankless’ form of hot water delivery that can have huge ongoing financial benefits to building owners and tenants. This is even before the advanced energy saving technologies of the units themselves are taken into account. Manufacturers know that major investment in the latest

energy saving technologies for their products is the only way to ensure energy efficiencies that future proof against rising fuel prices and any new legislation coming up. Technologically advanced and ‘renewables-ready’ heavy-duty condensing continuous flow units are now on the market that guarantee the highest efficiencies and therefore the lowest running costs of any commercial water heater.

One current model has shown an impressive energy performance of 107% net efficiency while another has turned in 105% net efficiency* in tests. For large commercial, operations a recently launched premium condensing continuous flow water heater is pushing boundaries having been tested to below 20 ppm NOx, producing the lowest emissions on the market, with 107% gross efficiencies**. This unit is a prime example of intelligence by design. The renewables-ready low NOx series is the first heater of its kind to utilize this patented pre-mix burner technology. The newly developed down-firing burner allows increased efficiency and reduces NOx gases. It has a 13-1 turn down ratio – the largest on the market – of 58.4kw-4.5kw and is ultra quiet in operation – so quiet that you wouldn’t know

it was on unless you glance at the number on the display. By taking a longer view far beyond the parameters of the product itself, looking at the environments in which they are put to work, these advanced units meld technology with practicality to ensure the best possible performance in operation. Heating and hot water account for more than one third of UK business energy consumption, so having firm control over this area via BMS gateway technology can really help to reduce energy bills and achieve all-important CSR environmental requirements on carbon reduction. And as we continue to look for greener solutions, it is reassuring to know that the hot water produced by one of these clever condensing continuous flow water heaters can also be utilised as a secondary heat source for a solar or ASHP-

boosted hot water delivery system. This is unequivocally one of the most energy efficient of all methods available today. A gas fired condensing unit used as a gas booster for solar systems maximises solar gain, as it only consumes energy when the renewables gain cannot achieve the desired temperature. The rest of the time the unit is inactive. It is also the only booster that ensures never ending hot water – no matter the demand, so people can shower or bath any time of the day or night. Energy is only used when the renewable thermal energy store is below its set-point, thus reducing the dependency on fossil fuel and reducing CO2 emission. The appliance will maximize performance and minimize energy input at this point, as it will only apply the precise amount of energy to boost the temperature, taking full advantage of the turn down ratio discussed earlier. ENQUIRY-Card 561 ENQUIRY-Card 562

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Rinnai welcomes advent of ‘Transparent’ energy labelling Rinnai, designer and manufacturer of the Infinity range of continuous flow gas fired water heaters, welcomes the implementation of the ERP and Energy Labelling Directive on 26 September as its expansive range of water heaters can advantage in efficiencies over A-rated storage systems, as there is no standing satisfy a complete range of load profiles and all units are A RATED. losses or any need to re-circulate and reengineers and then again by notified heat water to avoid stratification,” On 26 September 2015 The Energy Managing Director of Rinnai UK. Related Products (ERP) Directive, “Rinnai now brings to market the most body who awarded the rating. Gittings explains. incorporating Ecodesign and Energy expansive range of A-rated appliances, “An energy efficient continuous flow gas When these Rinnai water heaters are Labelling Directives for water heaters that have load profiles suitable for both fired hot water system, whether teamed paired with solar thermal technology (Lot 2) comes into force, meaning that domestic and commercial projects. Our with renewables technology or used on and the latest intelligent controls are water-heating products sold in the UK appliances range from load profile(s) for its own, actually has a lot to offer as we used for ultimate renewable heat will need to meet minimum energy small domestic models to XXL sized move towards the Government’s carbon optimisation, even higher efficiencies reduction goals. Rinnai Infinity units have can be achieved, Gittings adds. performance criteria in order to be commercial units,” says Gittings. legally placed on the market, and will Rinnai is also set up to offer installers been developed to exceed all current Rinnai’s advanced engineering and require an energy label. expert help with system labelling. The demands and lead the field in this attention to detail has resulted in the “The Energy Labelling Directive offers onus of labelling in this scenario falls on respect. As seen with the launch of the complete range of Rinnai Infinity water transparency to specifiers, installers and the installer, rather than the Rinnai HDC1600i which has been heaters being given the coveted A-rating. end users who will now have a clear manufacturer, who will be responsible for introduced to adhere to the low-NOX It shows an energy efficient continuous guide for choosing the most efficient system labels for those installations that requirements of ERP in 2018. flow gas fired hot water system, whether units available,” says Tony Gittings, combine a water heater with renewables, “And don’t forget, the A-rating applies to teamed with renewables technology or a unit in use under specific test used on its own, actually has a lot to for example. Rinnai has been working well ahead of conditions – ie when fuel is being used. offer as we move towards the the deadline for ERP and took delivery of As an ‘A-rated’ Rinnai unit only uses fuel Government’s carbon neutral goals. its coveted A-rated labels in July. To get when water is being drawn it doesn’t Rinnai Infinity units have been developed to that stage, Rinnai had all its appliances suffer any standing losses, making the to exceed all current demands and lead tested twice. The first test was carried system more efficient than any stored the field in this respect. out at the Rinnai headquarters in Japan, hot water system. where units underwent rigorous “In effect, an A-rated Rinnai continuous ENQUIRY-Card 563 interrogation by the company’s expert flow water heater, will always have an 15.04.15 16:36 Seite 1

Myson FLOORTEC delivers on Grand Designs When architect Patrick Bradley, founder of Patrick Bradley Architects, decided to build a home on his family’s farm in County Derry, Northern Ireland, no one expected him to construct it from four shipping containers. The result was an extraordinary property, which oozes designer chic and is kept warm with Myson FLOORTEC Underfloor Heating fixed with Myson’s MICROBOARD. This is now one of the nominees for Channel 4's Grand Designs House of the Year. “Myson is a trusted brand, with a solid reputation, and the FLOORTEC products met needs of this one-off property perfectly,” explains Patrick. “Creating a house from four shipping containers means that there is only finite space available, and maximising the potential of this space was paramount. Each and every aspect of the build was meticulously planned to make an intriguing and functional home and underfloor heating was the obvious choice. ENQUIRY-Card 128

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Arada release their cleanest burning stove yet

Sentinel’s SystemCare wins Training Initiative of the Year Award

The all-new Arada Farringdon epitomises the finest of British design with innovative technology and outstanding all-round performance. Boasting impressive clean burning credentials, this stove already exceeds 2022 European Ecodesign regulations, whilst meeting even stricter North American EPA low emission levels. With this in mind, the Farringdon is also suitable for the UK’s Smoke Control Areas. With the ability to burn at low levels for more than 10 hours, this compact and super-efficient wood burning stove features exceptional controllability alongside a large fire viewing glass, clean-cut lines and a range of options to personalise installation.

Sentinel SystemCare, a free service and maintenance initiative from leading water treatment specialist Sentinel, has been named as the Training Initiative of the Year at the AGSM (Association of Gas Safety Managers) Supplier Excellence Awards 2015. At a glittering ceremony staged at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull, industry judges deemed SystemCare as the clear winner in a toughly fought category, highlighting the initiative’s ability to ensure best practice water treatment amongst housing associations and installers. Excellence in training lies at the heart of every great product or service, and SystemCare has been proven to promote peak heating system performance. Customers receive one-to-one bespoke training (comprising product specifications, method statements and training programmes), quality assurance testing and ongoing support from Sentinel’s engineers.

Schiedel Introduces the latest cutting edge addition to its range of products designed specifically for Air tight and energy efficient timber framed buildings. IGNIS PROTECT is the new CE approved wall pass thru’ system used for SW connecting flue pipes up to the temperature class T450 and DW stainless steel System Chimneys up to the temperature class T600. The unique feautres of this product has helped us win the Flueing and Ventilation Product of the year at the Hearth & Home exhibition in Harrogate this year. Ignis Protect is suitable for SW and DW connecting flue pipes passing through interior or exterior walls made of combustible materials and is available in both 90° and 45° versions. For further information about Ignis Protect , contact our team – 0191 4161150 or email us at ENQUIRY-Card 129 ENQUIRY-Card 130 ENQUIRY-Card 131

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RINNAI space HEATERS GIVE IT LARGE FOR BIG SPACES All models in the Rinnai range of Energysaver fanned convection powered flue gas fired space heaters are designed specifically for use in schools, community centres, libraries, conservatories and churches. They give exceptionally high efficiencies in operation and subsequently reduced running costs. A major problem when heating Rinnai Energysaver Space for added economy and a church or other large public Heaters deliver energy-efficient occupant comfort. space is the pattern of usage, and consistent warm air The units, encased in a low fabric, design and the age of the powered by Natural Gas or LPG surface temperature (LST) building. For example, the options and are built with fully casing to avoid any risk of building may be heated for a modulating burners so heat unnecessary discomfort, are Sunday service, or possibly a output and energy input is swift to warm up, easy to and are very mid week meeting and then reduced as the space warms up. control unused for days at time. It is for The units may also be economical to run. They offer just such situations as these controlled via a central timer easy on/off operation and that the Rinnai Energysaver range has been devised. Rinnai energy saver units are very easy to install as they do not need expensive (and extensive) ductwork, nor do they involve the necessity to run domestic heating circuits for radiators or pipework to boilers. This can cut down drastically on cost and time at the point of installation.

intelligent features such as selfdiagnostics and a self-learning pre-heat time to maximise heat up time and energy consumption. The Rinnai Energysaver 559FT unit turns in efficiencies of almost 92% when you consider the effective heat generator seasonal efficiency required for UK building regulations. It has an input of 6.4kW and output of 5.2kW. The unit measures 554mm x 750mm x 250mm. The Energysaver 1004T has an input of 11.6kW and outputs 10.23kW. Its measurements are 670mm x 930mm x 315mm and it has energy efficiencies of 96% under the guidance of Part L 2014. Both heaters are also suitable for central timer control. This feature allows the building manager to run any number of Rinnai space heaters off a central time clock providing heat to the large of spaces. The Energysaver Multi controller is not limited to single Energysavers as the flexibility of the system guarantees units can be mixed and matched to satisfy even the most unique of buildings. The Rinnai Energysaver range comprises fanned convectionpowered flue models that exceed seasonal thermal

heating guidance under Building Regs Part L, while also heating the usable space within buildings, ensuring comfort, efficiency and compliance. In a building with high vaulted ceilings, with conventional convector heaters and wet systems, the heat will immediately rise to the ceiling. However, Rinnai has come up with an innovative solution, that heats from the floor up and by modulating gas usage in relation to room temperature, provides unparalleled levels of comfort combined with efficiency. In effect, the heaters provide safe, controllable heat with maximum energy efficiency, combined with flexibility of location. ENQUIRY-Card 567

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Installing underfloor heating in a renovation - your questions, answered Did you know that it’s simple to install underfloor heating (UFH) in a renovation project? With a wide range of systems available that are simply laid directly over the existing floor – without the need for any time-consuming and costly excavation work – any builder can add UFH to their armoury of services. Still not sure? Nu-Heat, the UKs most experienced UFH supplier, answers your most common questions…

Q. How do I choose the right system for the project? By working with a supplier like NuHeat, you don’t have to worry about choosing the right system because they will do it for you. You can expect to be asked about two main considerations: How well is the property insulated? This is important because a property with lower levels of insulation, common in renovations, will require a higher heat output from the UFH. Nu-Heat will help you to choose the right UFH system based on the insulation of the property, guaranteeing its performance. How important is the height build-up? Retrofit UFH systems add a little height to the floor and some properties can tolerate more height build-up than others. A property with already low ceilings would be better suited to a lower-profile system, so this will affect your choice.

Q. How is it installed? There are two main types of UFH systems for renovations: LoPro™10, which uses 15mm pre-routed gypsum boards to hold the tube, and LoPro™Max, which uses plastic castellated panels to hold the UFH tube. Both systems are simply laid directly over the existing floor and the tube is then pushed into the board or panel following the clear layout drawings provided by Nu-Heat. Any builder can complete this first stage with ease thanks to easy-to-follow installation manuals. Once the system has been checked over and connected by a plumber, floor coverings can be laid directly over LoPro™10. With LoPro™Max, you will mix and pour a self-levelling compound to give a perfectly flat finish and high heat output. Q. How long does it take to install? As you’d expect, this depends on the size of the project, but generally retrofit UFH systems are quick and simple to install. An average three-bed home could be completed in just a couple of days and be ready for floor coverings immediately afterwards. Q. Is it possible to pair UFH with a radiator system? Yes, and this is very common in renovation projects where a homeowner just wants UFH in one area, keeping radiators throughout the remainder of the property. Because of the higher output and fast response time of LoPro™Max UFH, it can run directly off of a radiator circuit. This is a great option as it avoids the need for new pipework back to the boiler, causing less disruption in the property and making for a quick installation.

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The simple plug-in timer adapters may still be sold in their thousands for DIY use, but professional installers can go a lot further with smarter, hardwired devices which can be set with switching programmes as simple or as complicated as you need. Its horses for courses, so it’s worth spending a bit of time looking through the catalogue or, in the case of Timeguard, having a look at the boxes because the packaging tells you everything you need to know at a glance, in words and pictures. Boost control There is will always be an odd occasion when people need to leave the heating on a little longer or need a bit more hot water in the tank. That’s where Timeguard’s BOOST buttons come into play. At the press of a single button, users can choose from 15 minutes to 2 hours over-ride, after which the controller will turn off again automatically and reset to its usual programme.

Getting the timing right Energy costs at home and at work are still high on your customers’ wish list and if you can find simple and inexpensive ways of reducing their bills, there are good opportunities to win some additional business with every job you do.

Making the fused spurs work harder… Wherever you need an FCU (fused connection unit), you can now provide the added benefit of energy-saving time control within the same singlegang unit. The Timeguard 24-hour and 7day Fused Spur Timers are attractive enough to feature on any wall when positioned so that the large displays and on/off indicator lights can be clearly seen. Attention to detail means that, where wiring from the back is not practicable, there is a simple, replaceable

cable knock-out tab to keep cables flush to the wall for conduit connection. Push buttons enable users to advance the programme whenever required and a boost button gives an extra 1 hour or 2 hour supply for hot water tanks, heaters, office and household equipment etc., with the reassurance that the supply will always switch off again automatically and the devices will revert to their programmed timing. Alternatively, and this is ideal for students, tenants and the elderly, is the combination of fused spur and boost timing, ensuring that appliances are never left on by mistake or for too long. Straightforward heating control With heating control, the key to comfort is to maintain steady room temperatures with an accuracy that can only be achieved with electronic thermostats. Amazingly enough, there are still tens, if not hundreds of thousands of old-style wall ‘stats that are ripe for wire for wire replacement. You can add even more value extra value by offering a device that combines 24 hour, 7-day and weekday/weekend programming with thermostatic control in one unit – a complete heating control solution in one with wireless options available. To explore the full range of timing options, please visit

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50 Bathrooms & Kitchens

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IDS adds two new Sparkle finishes to its Basix value PVC Twyford has launched a versatile, bathroom panelling range Twyford launches a versatile family-friendly toilet seat

family-friendly toilet seat that caters for everyone in the house, as it’s safe and easy to use for young and old alike with a simple flip of the seat. Available on its value-oriented e100 ceramics range, it offers a seat with universal appeal that’s highly practical, and design-wise, won’t look out of place in any bathroom setting. Twyford is one of the few major bathroom manufacturers to offer a family seat, which is an optional extra on its e100 ceramics range. The flexible seat features a child ring that sits over the top of the main seat so that it’s easy for children to sit on. When not in use, it flips up and fits neatly inside the seat cover and is held in place by built-in magnets, so that the cover maintains a sleek design. ENQUIRY-Card 132

Responding to market demand for sparkle finishes, IDS has added two new finishes, Red Sparkle and Purple Sparkle, to its Basix PVC panelling range for ceilings and walls. Basix offers a valueled alternative to tiling and laminate that’s easy to install and cost effective, while delivering great design flexibility and performance. Basix now offers 20 options including marble, pearlescent flecked and woodgrain designs, with both high gloss and matt textures available. The PVC panelling is an ideal material for a demanding bathroom environment, being robust, non-porous, mould-free and easy to clean with a simple wipe down. Panels are supplied in a single plank size of 250mm wide x 2700mm lengths in 5mm thickness, with one design in 8mm, making them very easy to handle and install with a virtually seamless appearance on walls and ceilings. ENQUIRY-Card 133

Carron Phoenix’s Adelphi sink Carron Phoenix’s Adelphi stainless steel sink combines a fashionably low-profile design for semi-flushmount looks with easy installation. Offering an easy way to enhance the style and quality feel of a kitchen while making the budget stretch further. Adelphi has a low, flat profile edge that sits just 1.8mm, literally the thickness of the stainless steel, on the worksurface. It’s compatible with all worksurface materials including granite, solid surface or quartz and is especially popular with laminate worksurfaces, where it creates designer-style streamlined looks but with very simple fitting. Designed with gentle curves and simple lines, the Adelphi range features a fashionable straight drainer pattern with a recessed sloping drainer that enables water to run away easily, preventing pooling. The bowls feature 10mm radius corners for a minimalist look that is easy to clean.

Bushboard is at the forefront of interior design trends The 17 new splashback designs in Bushboard’s Prima laminate range put the very latest interior trends at the fingertips of designers and consumers with its interesting array of graphic prints, oxidised metals, luxury granites and matt woodgrains, as well as plain colours. Says Neil Horton, Commercial Director at Bushboard:“Our new Prima designs offer ideas that will work across a range of kitchen styles, ages and tastes with fashion-forward designs as well as natural classics. The splashback area is now a key area of an overall kitchen design, not just for its function but increasingly its aesthetic role. Laminate is an ideal material for this area, combining design, practicality and easy installation.” The new designs include hand finished Ragged Copper, Dogbone Earth, Dogbone Storm, Burgundy, Pumice, Kashmir, Maui, Crystal White and Black Ceramic. ENQUIRY-Card 134 ENQUIRY-Card 135

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Why bathrooms need builders The enduring trend for wall-hung sanitaryware and furniture is calling upon the expertise of the builder, with the requirement for an in-wall frame an essential part of the process. Georgina Spencer, Marketing Manager for Roca, explains, using Roca’s In-Tank Meridian as an example. With style, versatility and space saving all benefits of wall-hung, it’s no wonder pedestal WCs and sinks, and furniture with legs are falling in popularity. For the WC in particular, space saving can be maximised, with slim or no cistern options available. Roca’s In-Tank Meridian houses the cistern in the bowl, a clever trick facilitated by Softair Technology that also saves water. The key element of wall-hung is the frame which must be securely installed in the wall to provide a solid base for the product. This involves stripping back to bare brickwork, making sure the wall is level, fixing on the frame and in the case of this example, drilling a hole for the soil stack. Installing In Tank Meridian (by MA Construction from Shoreham) Step 1. Any existing plasterboard should be removed and the wall stripped back to bare brick. It’s essential

that the wall is level in order to fit the frame securely.

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Step 2: Installing the frame correctly is crucial – without a solid, level base, the WC won’t work properly or be secure enough to sit on. Using the provided template, which shows where the holes need to drilled, the frame is screwed into position with cement to fix it solid.

Step 5: In order to create a solid and stable WC it‘s crucial that the pan is properly seated against the wall, with the ceramic secured tight from the outset. The flush pipe and drainage must be cut to to the correct length to prevent leaks.

Step 3: In this particular application, the soil stack needed to be moved to ensure In-Tank was not too close to the bath. As the flushing system uses electricity, it has to meet Part P of the Building Regulations, with the WC at least 600mm from the tub. Step 4: Once all relevant pipework and an electricity feed for In-Tank’s Softair flushing systems was in the right place, boarding was put put up in order for the area to be plastered. Plaster boarding must be fixed

Roca’s Softair injection technology, used for low water flushing, is powered by electricity which means an Electrical Installation Works certificate is required. The finished bathroom, complete with Roca Debba Compact vanity unit and sink, and Roca L20 tap with Ecodisc cartridge to reduce water wastage. ENQUIRY-Card 575

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Installation of Kinedo Horizon cubicle Saniflo’s range of Kinedo shower cubicles is an ideal solution for new homes or bathroom renovations. Mess free and simple to install a cubicle package consists of opaque interior glass panels, glass door and side panels, shower tray and, dependant on model, shower valve and brassware. This step-by-step installation took place in a domestic bathroom in Middlesex. The owner was replacing a leaking shower enclosure. The cubicle was able to slot straight in to the same footprint as the previously tiled area and once the area had been plumbed and ‘made ready’, the final installation of the cubicle took just 2.5 hours and was ready for use.

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The shower tray is installed ensuring the floor is completely level. Hot and cold services are exposed for easy connection to the valve. Wall brackets fixed in position.

The shower valve and fittings (minus the shower head) are attached to the opaque glass back panel and this is secured on the wall brackets and placed over the pre-formed rim of the shower tray. All profiles are affixed and fittings secured.

The right hand opaque panel is The right hand opaque panel is slotted in to place over the tray slotted in to place over the tray and fixed in-situ using the inserts and bolts supplied as part of the Kinedo cubicle package. and fixed in-situ using the inserts and bolts supplied as part of the Kinedo cubicle package.

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The right hand opaque panel is slotted in to place over the tray and fixed in-situ using the inserts and bolts supplied as part of the Kinedo cubicle package.

The integrated shelving panel A sleek, chrome strip is fixed in to place across the opening to is installed in to the corner of create a sturdy entrance ready for the main pivot door. the shower – the perfect space to keep bottles tidy in the back right hand corner of the cubicle.

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Hinges are added to the top and bottom of the side panel and the main door is hung to complete the actual cubicle

Final adjustments and fixings, including the showerhead and handles, are made.

The silicone free, grout free and leak free Horizon cubicle is now ready for use. The high quality tempered 8mm door panel and the 6mm glass panels are coated with Cristal Plus for durability and ease of cleaning and will stay looking great for longer.

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Franke launches Omni, the unique New Recess Shower Solution for Compact Bathrooms 4-in-1 mixer tap

Franke has launched the world’s first UK shower enclosure manufacturer lever-operated 4-in-1 kitchen mixer tap, Aqata has launched a brand new recess the Omni. It delivers filtered boiling water option for the bathroom, increasing its at a full 100 C, filtered cold water and line-up of luxury shower solutions for standard mains hot and cold, all from a recessed spaces. The new Spectra SP462 single tap mixer for the ultimate in Double Door Recess option features lifestyle convenience. hinged inward opening doors allowing Safe, super easy to operate, and fully easy access to the shower. It offers a reversible, one lever is for mains hot and cold, while the other lever dispenses the simple yet practical solution for compact full bodied pillar is allowing maximum There filtered boilingIts and filtered cold water. The bathrooms, e timeless swan-neck design in hi-shine showering space outside the shower area solid stainless steel marries impeccable whilst providing ample showering room looks and long-lasting performance thanks inside. Forming part of the company’s to several features including the premium contemporary frameless Spectra range of Filterflow® filtration and the cool-touch shower enclosures and screens, the new chassis. Changing the filter is as easy as model is characterized by spans of 8mm changing a light bulb. Omni has been toughened clear glass. Its polished designed for fast and easy installation, in chrome finish profiles are fully adjustable as little as two hours. It features colour allowing the two ergonomically designed coded plug-and-play assembly in doors to close effortlessly The new products also onto discreet conjunction with existing plumbing and f clear door seals, creating an effective and the ‘no tool’ Nutrunna® technology on the hoses allows for hand-tightening so secure water barrier. minimal plumbing and tools are required. ENQUIRY-Card 136 ENQUIRY-Card 137

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GROHE presents six trouble shooting tips for WC Dual Flush systems GROHE is committed to making installation easy and hassle free for both the installer and consumer. GROHE UK Training Manager, Michael Gray, troubleshoots the most common issues across dual flush WC systems to make life easy for the installer. • The WC will not flush- This is often caused by the transit bracket still being in place and can be easily rectified by simply removing the bracket, located above the flushing valve. • Water overflows into the WC panCheck to see if the filling valve membrane is impaired or blocked. This will either need to be cleaned or removed and replaced if the membrane is damaged beyond repair. • Water lets by into the WC pan- There might be debris between the seal and the seating adaptor, the flushing valve is off centre or the seating adaptor ‘o’ ring has moved. ENQUIRY-Card 138

Saniflo ends 2015 on a Sanicubic XL high

Saniflo, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of macerators and pumps, is ending 2015 on a high after enjoying great success with the superstar lifting station for commercial applications, the Sanicubic XL. In the first year of sales since its launch the pump has successfully met the requirements of a wide range of applications including hospitality, luxury apartments, leisure, offices, power stations and even off-shore oil rigs. The Sanicubic XL is Saniflo’s largest lifting station incorporating pioneering vortex technology. The 120-litre unit offers a swift and efficient discharge of large volumes of black waste water from multiple appliances; enabling it to be used in large scale commercial projects. One of the great benefits of this pump is its ease of installation. The floor-standing unit does not need to be positioned below ground and can therefore simply be placed on the floor ready for connection with no need for expensive or time-consuming excavations. ENQUIRY-Card 139


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56 Tools, Equipment & Workwear

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C.K Sabretooth Trade Saw – The Saw that Roars!

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Biting back at the competition, C.K tools has extended its popular range of handsaws with the introduction of the C.K Sabretooth Trade Saw, which in independent testing has proven to outperform other leading brands in terms of cutting speed. Set to be a roaring success, the reasonably priced C.K Sabretooth Trade Saw offers an impressive combination of speed, durability and comfort. Featuring razor sharp, triple ground ‘turbo cut’ teeth, the Sabretooth Trade Saw offers superior cutting performance compared with double ground teeth found on some market leading competitors. In fact, independent testing carried out by the Cutlery and Allied Trades Research Association (CATRA) found that the Sabretooth Trade Saw outperforms other UK market leading brands, providing up to 22% faster

Makita’s new self levelling cross line and 4-point dot laser provides everything needed for accurate, on-site installation operations. With strong line visibility, up to 15metres for interiors, the new Makita SK103PZ can reach up to 60 metres where the laser beams can be picked up by a hand-held detector even in very bright conditions. Selecting pulse function for external use with detector also extends battery life. Accuracy is assured in this new Makita laser which will establish levels if the body is 5° out of shape. Outside of this range the laser will not function and a warning light shows. Once level the pendulum can be locked to avoid damage should the unit be moved. A simple finger-tip button on the top of the laser body selects operating mode: horizontal line; vertical line or four spots; or all-mode operation.

Professional craftsmen expect a great deal from their saws. Ask any one of them how a good saw should be and their answers will probably be the same. It has got to be sharp, robust, efficient, with a good grip and no pinching. Fundamentally, it’s all about effectiveness. The ability to saw fast, straight and safely with a guaranteed neat cut every time. That’s what you get with the Hultafors range of saws – now with the addition of the HBS model. It’s a great value saw for universal use with a fiberglass reinforced handle, rubber grip plus 45° and 90° angle guides. The saw blade is made from 1mm thick steel to deliver extra stability, precision and low vibrations and the narrow blade-tip provides access in narrow spaces.

This full colour brochure is now available FREE to those professional tradesmen and women who want the very best in working clothes. Snickers’ newest Product and Price Catalogue has full details of the new ‘Next Generation’ range of working clothes. There’s also loads of other information on all the other garments and accessories you can get for working effectively in the coming autumn and winter months wherever you are on site – and whatever trade you’re in. You’ll find quality, innovation and top class functionality in every garment – Trousers, Winter Jackets, Toolvests, Gloves, Jumpers and Fleeces - the sign of a brand that knows what it takes to get the job done properly. So get to know the cutting-edge ‘Next Generation’ range from Snickers Workwear. ENQUIRY-Card 140 ENQUIRY-Card 141 ENQUIRY-Card 142 ENQUIRY-Card 143

Snickers ‘FLEXI Work’ Trousers – Taking working comfort and flexibility to the extreme. Trousers for the flexible working environment - designed with superior freedom of movement. While Fabric, Functionality and Fit are Hallmarks of Snickers’ Next Generation of Working Clothes, it’s the innovation and technology in the design of these garments that really set Snickers apart from other brands. The Snickers FLEXI Workwear range has advanced work trousers made from a durable, stretch and rip-stop fabric with a body-mapped design and polyamide reinforcements.

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Abracs “Black Edition”

Dickies are launching their new ED24/7 trousers from September this year they are not only practical for the everyday working environment but also comfortable and stylish. With 245gsm fabric ensures they are tough but light enough to retain agility. Every Day trousers (ED24/7), are free of any exposed metals such as zips, and buttons making them scratch free and suitable for use across all industries. With cargo pockets to ensure you have direct access to your tools enabling you to finish the job quickly and easily.

Since their introduction, the FLIR T400 (bx) Series of thermal imaging cameras have been consistently popular for building science applications. This model’s hallmark tiltable optics in combination with many innovative features and dedicated functions have resulted in increased sales year on year. And for any building professional considering such an investment, now is an especially good time to take the plunge! Until the close the year, FLIR is offering three T400 (bx) Series packages that represent savings up to £2,600. For this limited period, anyone ordering a FLIR T460, FLIR T440 (bx) or T420 (bx) camera will also receive a FLIR C2, the world’s first, fully featured pocket sized thermal imaging camera for on-the-spot troubleshooting.

As I entered the York based sales office to interview the Brand Manager for information on the new “Black Edition” range I felt like the bad guy in a western film as a series of office doors ominously closed in front of me. It was very clear that detailson the new range are a closely guarded secret and are certainly not yet being released. The Abracs “Black Edition” range is due to hit the market early in 2016 and Abracs have confirmed that only a limited number of products will be made available. According to Brand Manager, Alex Gowans it will be one of the highest quality and most desirable products that Abracs has ever released. Which category this range will fall into is still undisclosed (despite my persistent journalistic enquiries). All I can say is that Abracs are very proud of their 2015 product development and have never been as secretive in the past so I’m confident that this product is going to be one that is well worth the wait. ENQUIRY-Card 145 ENQUIRY-Card 146 ENQUIRY-Card 147 ENQUIRY-Card 144

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New Electricians Pouches help keep tools in an orderly fashion Ensuring that there is a place for every tool and every tool in its place when working on and off site, ToughBuilt® has extended its popular range of pouches, with several new additions designed specifically with the needs of electricians in mind.

the revolutionary ClipTech™ Hub™, the Small Electrician Pouch has 13 pockets and loops which include a wire-tester pocket, adjustable tool pocket, notebook pocket, tape chain, and two screwdriver loops. As well as being simple to carry around, both pouches also feature an integrated kickstand, enabling them to stand upright on the ground to keep tools close at hand when working. Also joining the ToughBuilt® line-up are three Technician Pouches, with a choice of either six, seven or 10 pockets. The Technician Pouches have adjustable central pockets with bottoms that can be secured closed for pliers or opened for longer tools to hang through, plus tailorfit screwdriver loops, notebook pocket, tape measure clip and pencil pocket. Other pouches in the new range include Screwdrivers Pouch, Pliers Pouch and a Meter/Tester Pouch. With their rugged 6Layer Construction™ and heavy-duty rivet reinforcement, these reliable pouches withstand the most rigorous working conditions. They can be worn alone or combined with any ClipTech™ tool belt for a versatile solution to suit the ever-changing needs of the professional electrician.

New to the collection is the ToughBuilt® Journeyman Electrician Pouch + Shoulder Strap, featuring the manufacturer’s ClipTech™ Hub™, enabling the pouch to clip on and off any belt or hang from its shoulder strap. Made specifically for electrician's tools, its 21 pockets and loops include a wiretester pocket, custom-fit flashlight wrap, ToughBuilt® products are distributed two adjustable tool pockets, notebook in the UK by Hyde. pocket, tape chain, and seven For more information call 0121 705 screwdriver loops. 7987, visit A more compact but none the less email effective option in helping electricians stay organised, is the new ToughBuilt® ENQUIRY-Card 581 Small Electrician Pouch. Again featuring

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