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Want a wet room but drainage is a problem ? The Sanifloor from Saniflo provides the perfect pumping solution.

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IronmongeryDirect adds revolutionary new timber fixing to its range IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest online and mail order supplier of ironmongery products, has introduced an innovative new spiked timber fixing product to its range, designed to combat common joinery problems.

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DOORS & WINDOWS ALUPROF Aluprof, one of Europe's leading systems companies, have designed a system with the slimmest of sight lines, the new 'MB Slimline' system.

The Joyner Bolt is a unique fixing which has been designed to overcome the shortcomings of traditional fixings, such as coach bolts and threaded rods. The bolt features an innovative square head so that it cannot be pulled through the wood as the joint is tightened, ensuring that the timber face won’t be damaged. In addition, it contains eight integral spikes to immediately grip and hold the timber. This ensures the joint will not become loose over time even when it is inserted into a hole that has been drilled too large, therefore guaranteeing an optimum and longer lasting connection. As it can be fitted with one hand, the bolt is easy to use and is the ideal

solution for tradespeople tasked with connecting timber in difficult to reach areas, such as in floors, rafters and ceiling joints. The bolt, which is brand new to the market, is priced from just £9.40 per pack of 10 bolts. Jamie Johnson, product manager at IronmongeryDirect, said: “The Joyner Bolt is a fantastic new product that solves many of the problems that are often encountered when fixing timber. It has been designed by two industry experts who have combined their knowledge and experience to develop a product that meets all Building Regulations and also the needs of the building chain, from architect to tradesman. “We’re extremely pleased to be one of the first retailers to be supplying this new innovative product. Our aim is to continuously try and enhance our offering to our customers to meet their extensive requirements. By stocking revolutionary products such as the Joyner Bolt, we are able fulfil this aim and offer our customers the very best solutions available on the market.” For more information, please visit Joyner-Bolt ENQUIRY-Card 583

SuperFOIL Insulation Announces ‘CPD Certified’ Installer Course

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.© 2016 MBR Publications Ltd

SuperFOIL have become the first multilayer foil insulation manufacturer with a ‘CPD Certified’ Installer Course. This offers the construction industry the opportunity to gain professional recognition including first-hand knowledge of how to achieve excellent thermal values while saving time and money! This one-day course is the first in a series of ‘CPD Certified’ programmes developed to assist Builders, Contractors, Building Control and Architects with product knowledge and a greater understanding of: •Why SuperFOIL is a superior option to traditional insulation

•How to choose the ideal solution for your project •The ease of installing SuperFOIL through hands-on experience. This course is ideal for builders and insulation installers who would like to increase their knowledge about new products.

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Trend is excited to introduce The Professional’s Choice for Plunge Saw Blades. The Trend Professional Plunge Saw Blades are premium quality with micro granular Tungsten Carbide Tips for long lasting performance in timber and abrasive materials. They come in two sizes; 160mm and 165mm diameters. •Micro-granular Tungsten Carbide Tipped. •160mm x 48T x 20mm for Festool TS55. •165mm x 48T x 20mm for DeWalt, Bosch & Makita. •Body hardened and tempered. •Extra fine finish. •Positive hook ATB for finishing or fine trimming applications. •Kerf 2.2mm matches your track or strip. Trend’s Head of Marketing, Luke Hulley adds “We often hear from Tradesman who discuss their need for premium quality plunge saw blades that will give them the best result when working with timber and abrasive materials. We are proud to introduce these new saw blades that can provide the solution” To find out more about Trends Professional Plunge Saw Blades please visit Trend’s website Available from your Trend Routing Centre: List prices from £39.95 + vat to £45.95 + vat For more information contact: Luke Hulley, Head of Marketing, Trend Machinery & Cutting Tools Ltd, Odhams Trading Estate, St Albans Road, Watford, WD24 7TR             Tel: 01923 249911   Fax: 01923 236879  Email: ENQUIRY-Card 585

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Commercial office converstion for Brighton Campus features Marmox Close to a thousand square metres of Tektalan boards, manufactured by Heraklith and supplied by Marmox UK, have been consumed in the conversion of former American Express premises into a major new media centre for the University of Brighton. The refurbishment and redevelopment project, led by Balfour Beatty with NEX Architects being responsible for the design work, has created space for 250 students to take courses in media studies. The sub-contractor, which fitted the two different thicknesses of Tektalan, was Broadsword Projects, based along the coast in Southampton. The panels were specified to improve the thermal and acoustic performance, as well as the appearance of several soffit areas within the buildings. These included the underside of two structural concrete floors and an entrance canopy.

tesa® ACX plus – Bonding Solution for Glass Partition Walls Today‘s construction design utilises a variety of transparent materials, rendering crisp and clean finishes. This is especially true with the glass partition wall industry, where manufacturers are tasked with producing aesthetically pleasing yet functional wall units. Recognizing this need, tesa has developed an innovative product group: tesa® ACXplus. This double-sided tape consists of a high performance acrylic system that can outperform conventional fastening methods like silicone or liquid glue. tesa®’s ACXplus range is well recognised for its unique viscoelastic properties, which provide excellent stress dissipation across different substrates. Whether used on glass to glass, glass to metal applications such as aluminium or steel or with a transparent thermoplastic such as PMMA, the tapes offer a reliable result with rapid, straightforward application.

Kalsi Group unveils new K-Blue Range at NMBS Exhibition

Howarth Timber experts deliver fire safety seminar

Low maintenance building products manufacturer, Kalsi Group will be debuting its new K-Blue range at this year’s NMBS exhibition (13th April) at the RICOH Arena in Coventry. After a successful launch in November 2015 this event marks its introduction to the independent market, a valuable customer-base for the West Midlandsbased business. K-Blue has been designed and manufactured for the carriage of cold potable water in buried pipeline applications. As well as the new piping system visitors will be able to take a closer look at the company’s extensive range of low maintenance building products. “We have a lot to offer; that’s why events such as this are invaluable,” comments Kalsi Group, UK sales manager Graham Wilde.

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies shared its expertise as one of the leading authorities on fire door safety at a recent Fire Safety and Protection seminar hosted by Johnstone’s Trade. More than 200 delegates heard experts from Howarth Timber – which is one of the founding members of the British Woodworking Federation’s (BWF) Certifire Fire Door Scheme - deliver a comprehensive guide to the latest developments on fire door installation and current building regulations, alongside representatives from the BWF. The event brought together specifiers, architects, project managers, quantity surveyors and asset managers who came to learn about the correct methods and procedures for fire safety within buildings, and Howarth Timber’s inclusion on the speaker lineup reaffirmed the company’s position as industry-leading experts on fire safety. ENQUIRY-Card 100 ENQUIRY-Card 101 ENQUIRY-Card 102 ENQUIRY-Card 103

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The Keystone Group launch online Psi-value calculator It is our aim to provide customers with the most advanced technical information in the industry and we are pleased to announce the launch of our new online Psi-value calculator – The Keystone Group is the first lintel manufacturer to offer a Psi value calculator designed for energy assessors and architects who specify products and value engineer specifications to meet regulations and code of sustainable home requirements. The Key benefit of the Psi value calculator is that you can obtain a psi value with a few clicks of a button – FREE OF CHARGE. Generally this information takes a specialist company a few days to turn around with typical costs between £200 and £400 per detail. ENQUIRY-Card 104

Record year down to ‘returning confidence’ says MD of construction agency The director of a specialist construction marketing agency says returning industry confidence is a key reason for his firm’s impressive year. Purplex are up 57% per cent compared to January 2015 and last year saw turnover hit ÂŁ2million. The full-service marketing agency has teams of specialists in PR, video, design and branding, digital marketing and web/mobile; and works with construction heavyweights such as Hueck; Caldwell Hardware; Astraseal and Dempsey Dyer. Andrew Scott, managing director at the firm, comments: “2015 was a seminal year for Purplex, with management information showing a dramatic increase in client activity, compared to 2014. Our clients are buying and selling more; and they are hitting ambitious growth targets.

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Norbord Announces ÂŁ95 Million Reinvestment in Inverness OSB Mill Norbord today announced a ÂŁ95 million modernisation and expansion of its oriented strand board (OSB) mill in Inverness. The investment will upgrade the mill to continuous press technology and nearly double its production capacity, positioning it to meet growing demand for OSB in markets across the United Kingdom and Europe, as well as securing the long-term future of its employees and the indirect jobs it provides across the region. The investment is further supported by a development grant from Highlands and Islands Enterprise of up to â‚Ź15 million. “Demand for OSB is increasing rapidly and this investment will ensure we can continue to meet customers’ needs and remain at the forefront of the European industry,â€? said Karl Morris, Managing Director, Norbord Europe and a Senior Vice President of the company. ENQUIRY-Card 106 ENQUIRY-Card 107 ENQUIRY-Card 105




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Passihaus open day at the Rehau Hub With interest in Passivhaus building now approaching an all-time high in the UK, fenestration specialist REHAU is staging a Passivhaus focused Open Day at The REHAU Hub in the Building Centre London on Wednesday 23rd March. The team at The REHAU Hub are inviting construction professionals to drop in any time between 10am and 5pm to access expert advice on issues relating to Passivhaus fenestration and ventilation systems. As well as Kevin O’Neill and Tony Harbour from REHAU, there will also be representatives on hand from Pilkington and an acoustic vent supplier, who will be able to talk about the specific demands of air tight construction and the glazing and ventilation solutions available. Recognising the importance of how well the structures surrounding windows and doors are sealed, there will also be an advisor available from a specialist EPDM membrane and sealant manufacturer. ENQUIRY-Card 109

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Inta has introduced its ‘HIPER’ high performance heat interface unit (HIU), designed to deliver heating and hot water whilst improving energy efficiency and minimising costs in multi-dwelling developments. Installed in shared residential buildings, the HIU distributes heating and domestic hot water from a central plant system to individual properties. By removing the need for each area to have a conventional boiler, gas flue and hot water cylinder, the interface units dramatically reduce build costs for developers. Inta has worked to develop a product that has more features and benefits than any other HIU on the market. HIPER HIU boasts a factory-set, non-electric temperature control valve which prevents risk of scalding in the event of a power supply failure, as well as features the most advanced dualspeed PID control (patent pending) of any unit, intelligently controlling the heat into the plate heat exchangers by electronic modulation of a PICV (pressure independent control valve). ENQUIRY-Card 111

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Crown Decorating Centres beat the winter blues… the thermal way FEBRUARY is traditionally the coldest month of the year, and a time when homeowners’ thoughts turn to conserving heat within the home and minimising the dreaded heating bills. Insulated wallcoverings can make a significant difference to both issues, and add a further dimension to the decorator’s areas of expertise. Crown Decorating Centres across the UK are seeing a rise in demand for leading thermal insulated papers such as Wallrock which combine strength and durability with class leading thermal efficiency and energy saving properties. Explained Paula Taylor, Marketing Manager for

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Crown Decorating Centres: “The Wallrock range has been approved by the Energy Saving Trust. “Being 3mm in thickness it offers worthwhile energy savings, for example 15% on typical solid brick external walls, and works to save energy from the moment the heating is turned on, by slowing down the rate at which cold walls soak up heat energy. “It allows the room to warm up considerably faster, in some cases more than halving warm up

UltraFloor Level IT Bond scores at Wembley Stadium UltraFloor's Level IT Bond the rapid drying, all purpose smoothing underlayment has been used to refurbish a prestigious hospitality suite at Wembley Stadium. The project was secured by longstanding UltraFloor customer, Mighty Flooring who carried out the work in the suite over a three day period. Level IT Bond was applied onto a concrete substrate and overlaid with a wooden vinyl to create a elegant finish perfect for entertaining private guests during matches. Level IT Bond has exceptional adhesion characteristics making it suitable for use over a wide variety of subfloors and substrates without the need to prime. The two components are mixed to provide a rapid setting, free flowing smoothing underlayment which is protein free and suitable for biologically sensitive areas. ENQUIRY-Card 113

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Addex, the dust control specialists, as you’ve only got one pair of lungs.. As you are probably aware, main contractors and the HSE are increasingly concerned about dust and many construction sites are now insisting that contractors have their own M or H class vacuums before they are able to start work. Many sites even have a clean sweep policy, so no brooms allowed either! The HSE say ‘Construction dust is not just a nuisance – it can seriously damage your health. Regularly breathing in these dusts over a long time can cause life-changing lung diseases’. The threat is not only to your health but also

organisations have a responsibility to protect their workforce and using out dated equipment can have serious legal implications. Dust extraction should be high on your agenda. As a supplier of niche products,

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Developed and proven in the worst that arctic weather can deliver, Snickers’ ‘Foul Weather’ Winter Jacket provides the best in protection from Snow, Wind and Rain. It’s the ultimate, no compromise Jacket with hi-tech waterproof protection and Snickers’ guaranteed Advanced Protection System functionality that will keep you, dry and working well when the weather’s at its worst. It’s design combines dry and ventilated comfort with freedom of movement and built-in functionality. Plus there’s enhanced protection with a high-vis hood, woven reflective strips and waterproof seams that prevent moisture penetration. Snickers’ Winter Jackets, Trousers and Accessories provide European Standard EN343 protection against foul weather – not just the fabric but the entire make-up of the garments to ensure outstanding functionality and working comfort however bad the weather is.

You’ve used the wipes - now try the spray with new Multi-Use Wonder Wipes Spray from Everbuild – A Sika Company, the newest addition to the hugely popular Wonder Wipes range. Ideal for cleaning large surface areas, Wonder Wipes Spray contains exactly the same liquid as that which our Multi-Use Wonder Wipes are soaked in so you can be assured of the same renowned cleaning power you get from the Nation’s No.1 Builders Wipe. Simply spray on the area and wipe to remove wet and semi-cured paints, sealants, adhesives, bitumen’s, polyurethanes, expanding foams, polyester fillers and epoxies. It can also be used to refresh a Multi-Use Wonder Wipe to make it go that extra mile. Wonder Wipes spray is also the perfect way to keep PVC door and window frames looking good as new. ENQUIRY-Card 116 ENQUIRY-Card 117

The Impact Gear warm, waterproof and windproof jacket is one of u-power’s most advanced and Innovative outdoor jackets, providing total protection from the elements in great style. Designed with u-power’s trademark Italian flair, the Gear is ideal for those who need to stay dry and warm whilst working outside. Not only does this hard-wearing jacket keep the wearer warm and cosy, it is fully water- and windproof and also highly breathable, ensuring all-day comfort in all conditions. u-power has thought of everything in the design of its new Impact Gear jacket. Packed with the latest hi-tech features, the Gear sports a host of cleverly-designed fully waterproof pockets for handy storage and ease of access to laser gauges, torches, maps and small tools, or just about anything that is needed on the job. ENQUIRY-Card 118 The online community that is setting out to continually improve the working day. You always get banter on site – tradesmen chewing the cud about almost anything and everything. More often than not, they’re chatting about their job - things like where they’re working, how well they’re doing, the skills they’ve got, the tools they’re using, how things can be done better on site. The Hultafors Group has always had a close connection with what tradesmen and women are thinking and doing at work – through its tools, workwear and accessory brands – talking to them and working with them to get the job done more effectively, efficiently and to the highest possible standard. Now the relationship is becoming even more tangible through the launch of a new online community – MyCrowdCraft – in which Hultafors is continuing its mission to make sure craftsmen get the most and best out of their workday. ENQUIRY-Card 119

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16 Tools, Site Equipment & Workwear . View our publication online at . February 2016 .

Feel the comfort with Base footwear from Hyde Hyde, leading supplier of quality tools for professionals, has added another high end brand to its portfolio, becoming the exclusive UK distributor of Base Protection safety footwear. Base has been one of the leading Italian manufacturers of safety footwear for the last decade. With tradesmen typically spending the majority of their working day on their feet, investing in safety shoes or boots that cushion the feet and put comfort first is essential. Base safety footwear does just this, featuring the latest patented technology to offer an unrivalled level of comfort in boots and shoes that you can barely feel on your feet, whilst giving complete peace of mind that you are always well protected. Combining design and performance, Base safety footwear is lightweight and flexible, leaving feet feeling less tired than standard safety boots and shoes, and less pinched due to slim toe caps. With Base, comfort is guaranteed through innovative technology that makes the soles on

many shoes and boots in the range ultra-flexible so that they bend with you as you work.

puncture resistant soles and composite, nonmetal toe caps.

With generous cushioning, feet are well supported during the tradesman’s working day, while the brand’s patented Dry’N Air air cooling ensures feet never get too hot, even during the summer months.

Exceeding the latest legislation for safety footwear on building sites, Base shoes and boots are made with typical Italian design and passion, taking advantage of the highest quality materials to ensure they are strong and durable enough for the most rugged of site-work. Strong bonds between the sole and upper lining also mean that the footwear will last the test of time, making Base a quality investment.

Base safety footwear even has a patented SmellStop system, meaning shoes and boots can be taken off with confidence that they won’t leave a bad smell behind, an important point for any tradesman working in customers’ homes. While comfort is all-important, safety is never compromised with Base footwear, which offers the superb non-slip performance, along with

For more information on Base products contact Hyde on 0121 704 2324 or visit ENQUIRY-Card 515

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18 Tools, Site Equipment & Workwear . View our publication online at . February 2016 . Festool is currently giving their customers the chance to win £5,000 of Festool tools! This fun competition is to celebrate the launch of the new SYSROCK BR10 Site Radio by asking tradespeople to submit a video of them singing along to one of the SYSROCK songs, as chosen by tradespeople at the end of last year. From 21st January 2016, entrants can visit where they have 20 songs to choose from and can download the backing track and lyrics. Once they’ve recorded themselves singing, they can upload their video to be in with a chance to win! The best videos will be shortlisted by the Festool judging panel and then open for public voting from 24th February 2016. The top prize will see the winner receiving £5,000 worth of Festool tools, and two lucky runner-up winners walking away with £1,500 worth of Festool tools. The Singing to the Sound of SYSROCK campaign will also be supported by a radio advert on

Singing to the Sound of SYSROCK for a chance to win £5,000 of Festool Tools! the popular station TalkSPORT. Festool’s Marketing Manager Jon Burcham said. “We all know how trade men and women love to sing or whistle along

whilst they work. This is a fun way they can do that and be in with a chance of winning a huge prize! We aren’t necessarily after the next Bono

or Mariah, we’re more interested in everyone having a bit of fun and if we discover a singing sensation, that’d be a bonus!”

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Introducing the new “Black Edition” range from Abracs.

Dickies 2016 new look catalogue The new Dickies 2016 catalogue is to be launched in March with nearly 200 pages of fresh photography on core lines, with new graphics, icons, pictograms it is easy to follow and it is packed with a number of exciting new products and ranges with style, functionality and quality being paramount in driving the Dickies business forward. New products such as ED24/7 trousers, they are not only practical for the everyday working environment but also comfortable and stylish. Made from 245gsm fabric ensures they are tough but light enough to retain agility. Also new for this year is the Eisenhower premium shorts which follows the popular Eisenhower premium trouser which was the must have work trouser for 2015 with a mix of the premium fabrics, rip stop and cordura, with a clever design of pocket details (zip off holster pockets). ENQUIRY-Card 120

Makita expand laser measuring range Makita has expanded their laser measuring instrument range with the introduction of a further laser distance measure and an additional cross line laser. There are now three laser distance measures in the Makita range providing operational capacity for 30, 50 and 80 metres reach. The new cross line laser extends this sector to three invaluable instruments with a wide variety of useful functions. The new Makita LD030P laser distance measure is designed for indoor application with a range from 2m to 30 metres. This is a useful 3-function measure to enable a single measure or distance tracking function and full area calculation. The Class 2 laser generates a marker point that is clearly visible at 30 metres and actually gives a point diameter of 6mm at 10 metres away from the measure. The typical measuring tolerance is just +/- 2.0mm at 10 metres distance.

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Wearing face-protection equipment such as faceshields and visors is no problem when they are used with JSP’s Press To Check™ filters on a half-mask. The low-profile, swept-back design of the Press To Check™ filters enables excellent visibility, allowing the filters to be worn effectively behind all types of faceshield and welding visor. End users are now therefore able to achieve a truly compatible half-mask solution with their faceshields whilst also receiving the award-winning functionality benefits of the Press To Check™ face fit check system. The unique hinging system on JSP’s Press To Check™ filters enables the wearer to quickly determine whether a correct face-fit has been achieved every single time they put on their half-mask before entering a hazard area, without disturbing the fit to the face, so providing daily face-fit reassurance.

A superior quality range of Inox extra thin cutting discs designed to cope with the rigorous expectations of the modern day professional. “Black Edition” discs are available in diameters 115mm, 125mm and 230mm and offer a 30% higher performance level than a standard product. Exceptional speed, precision and user safety were all key elements of the design process. The products are supplied in metal tin packaging and a counter top display option has also been included as part of the launch. “During the development stage of this exciting new range we were keen to add some character and something different to the branding of the product which we think we’ve achieved. This is without doubt the highest performance disc we’ve ever produced and this is emphasised in all elements of the branding and packaging” Rob Jeffery, MD of Abracs. The new Black Edition range is the first in a long list of new product development and innovations being launched by Abracs in 2016. ENQUIRY-Card 123

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20 Tools, Site Equipment & Workwear . View our publication online at . February 2016 .

New Draper Expert 15kg Breaker takes on the toughest jobs

Brand new to the Draper Expert range is a powerful breaker delivering an impressive 45 joules of force. The new breaker has a robust metal construction, making it an effective and efficient solution for most breaking jobs. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s powerful, hardwearing and portable.

This new Draper Expert Breaker is ideal for general demolition work and great for breaking old tarmac driveways, paths and heavier duty concrete slabs and footings. A durable, heavy duty carrying case comes with the breaker for protection and easy transportation. Several other handy accessories come with the breaker too, including a flat

offers all the personal protective clothing and accessories you will need when using a breaker, including ear and eye protection, safety gloves and dust masks.

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22 Tools, Site Equipment & Workwear . View our publication online at . February 2016 . A new marketing campaign designed to raise awareness of airborne dust emission associated with sanding is being introduced by Mirka this month. ‘Abranet® Perfection’ is being communicated across print, social media and digital platforms through a series of compelling imagery to highlight the importance of air quality control to minimise occupational exposure to airborne dust in a variety of sanding operations. The marketing campaign is being supported with a beautifully designed coffee table style book that features pre and post Abranet imagery and data to reinforce the abrasive’s ability to deliver clean, virtually dust-free working environments. The data is founded on research conducted by DURAG GROUP, a leading independent environmental monitoring and data management company, in laboratory conditions, supported by the Finnish Work Environment and Mirka. The aim was to determine airborne dust emission in sanding with a ventilated manual sanding machine, comparing Abranet products with perforated paper.

Mirka’s Abranet Perfection campaign raises issue of air quality control The results showed that sanding with the abrasive net reduced the airborne dust emission per the removed mass at between 99.96 and 99.99 per cent depending on the material, compared to between 97.05 and 99.76 per cent for perforated paper. When sanding gypsum plaster, the removed mass per unit time was 2.6 and 1.4 times higher with the net abrasive

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than in sanding without extraction and when sanding with paper incorporating six holes respectively. While the surface of the paper sanding material became clogged, the Abranet abrasive with extraction improved the effectiveness of the sanding by preventing clogging and increased the removed mass per unit time. Craig Daycock, managing

7000 series of Digital Moisture Meters

Thermal imaging has become essential technology for diagnosing mechanical and electrical faults and also for spotting energy loss and other building problems. Not every application, however, needs to be pursued with a fully featured infrared camera and this is why FLIR Systems has introduced its new TG130. Priced at just £181* (ex VAT), this new Spot Thermal Camera features the FLIR Lepton® core that is the size of a smart phone SIM card. This makes the new TG130 lightweight, ergonomic and pocket portable so it is always available for instant troubleshooting. Simply aim the instrument at a target object or surface to measure the temperature, then click the trigger to freeze and view the image.

British made, the 7000 series, from ETI Ltd., of Moisture Meters are compact hand held digital moisture meters designed specifically for building professionals and tradesmen to detect the moisture content in a variety of construction materials. The 7000 series moisture meters incorporate an easy to read 20-LED colour-coded scale which is synchronised with the units LCD to display current moisture levels; green for 'OK', amber for 'WARNING' or red for 'DAMP'. The colour-coded scale allows users to interpret the moisture level at a glance. Additionally, the instrument features a large numerical LCD display, with low battery indication. Five different measurement scales are included – wood 1, wood 2, plaster, concrete and a reference scale, measuring moisture over the range 0.1 to 40.0%. ENQUIRY-Card 124 ENQUIRY-Card 125

director of Mirka UK, says, “The laboratory tests conducted in Finland revealed that by using Abranet in conjunction with modern sanding systems occupational exposure to airborne dust in sanding operations can be decreased to acceptable levels, especially when combined with welldesigned sanding machines equipped with local extraction and air supply. The ‘Abranet

The All NEW ICS Diamond Chainsaws After months of suspension, we can announce the arrival of the new evolved ICS petrol diamond chainsaws 680ES & 695XL, for concrete, masonry and stone cutting, from EC Hopkins Ltd. The ICS brand is known for its revolutionary patented seal-pro technology in the chains it manufactures. To keep ICS’s renowned reputation, improvements on its existing range of chainsaws was of high importance to keep in line with the growing concerns in health and safety in the construction industry. There are two new saws in the range, 680ES and 695XL. With the highest horse power saw, the 695XL has a new decompression valve providing a more fuel efficient saw and ultimately reducing emissions. Furthermore, the 695XL also contains an easy to start engine with a higher energy ignition system. ENQUIRY-Card 126

Perfection’ campaign is designed to highlight the benefits of sanding using Mirka’s Abranet range of abrasives in terms of producing virtually dust-free results as well as a consistent, smooth, high quality finish across a range of applications.”

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EXPEDITION THERMO GILET Add comfort and style to workwear The new Expedition Thermo Gilet is designed to take demanding conditions head-on with functional features that deliver durability and comfort. Created with performance in mind, this outdoor-inspired Expedition Thermo Gilet uses 3M Thinsulate technology to keep your body core warm without the bulk. The hard wearing mini ripstop fabric gives this bodywarmer enhanced durability and comfort. Setting the standard since 2003, Scruffs designs workwear and safety footwear for a new generation of trade professionals. Engineered with comfort, durability and functionality, Scruffs is made to work as hard as they do. For ultimate performance on the job and everyday style, Scruffs is smart enough for business, strong enough for work and #SCRUFFSENOUGH for anything. ENQUIRY-Card 127

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Specification of Liquid Roofing & Waterproofing Systems Stand Number: E5090

Liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, will be showcasing its comprehensive range of BBA-certified Kemperol liquid roofing and waterproofing systems on stand E5090 at this year’s Ecobuild Show (8-10 March 2016), along with its Stratex warm roof system. The only cost effective, solvent-free and completely odourless cold liquid applied waterproofing system available in the UK, Kemperol 2K-PUR will take centre stage on Kemper System’s stand.

Around 80% of the applied polyols (or resins) in Kemperol 2K-PUR are obtained from the seeds of the tropical castor plant (Ricinus communis) a renewable resource. Perfect for use on sustainable construction projects and ideal for live projects on occupied buildings, such as schools, hospitals, food factories or office buildings, Kemperol 2K-PUR allows work to take place without the need for evacuation or closure, avoiding the disruption associated with the strong odours and fumes from many

‘low-odour’ or solvent-based products. Stratex from Kemper System will also be on show. An integrated warm roof that offers exceptional performance, Stratex is supplied as a complete system of matched components - vapour barrier, insulation and waterproofing. It is equally suited to concrete, timber and metal decks on new build projects as it is to refurbishing and upgrading existing roofs. Stratex is also ideal as a complete warm roof solution below an extensive green roof. It can be supplied

Synseal will focus on innovation at Ecobuild 2016

A sustainable approach Kemper System at Ecobuild as flat board or as a fully specified tapered insulation scheme. Comments UK marketing manager of Kemper System, Stuart Hicks: “Our product range is designed primarily for use in commercial refurbishment, maintenance and new build projects. Kemper System’s waterproofing and surfacing products have protected billions of square metres of roofs around the world over the past 50 years, including some of the world's most important landmarks,

Synseal will be exhibiting for a fourth year in succession at this year’s Ecobuild, which is taking place at the ExCeL exhibition centre in London’s Docklands on 8th-10th March. Building on the success of their focussed presence at previous Ecobuild shows, Synseal’s stand will seek to demonstrate the sheer diversity of Synseal group window and door product solutions with a focus on true innovation. Stand E2006 will feature the new Celsius Solid Roof, a truly warm and quick fitting roofing solution for new build and retrofit projects, alongside the popular WarmCore "warm aluminium" folding sliding door which delivers low U-values of 1.4 W/m2K using 28mm double glass or 1.0 W/m2K using 44mm triple glass. Following a high impact launch in November 2014, WarmCore has delivered sales success for many companies across the window industry in 2015 and Synseal’s Ecobuild stand may indicate how this innovative “warm aluminium” technology will be extended during 2016 beyond the original quick-fitting and highly engineered bi-fold door product

iconic buildings, public and commercial properties. “As we continue to prioritise environmental performance in the built environment of the future, Kemper System’s advanced roofing technology can make roofs greener and more sustainable. A visit to our stand will give you the knowledge you need to specify liquid roofing and waterproofing systems with complete confidence.”

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offering. Celsius Solid Roof is attracting high levels of interest and visitors to Ecobuild will be able to inspect a cut-through of the roof’s structural construction which employs timber componentry with no aluminium skeleton and uses 100% recycled Synseal Envirotiles to provide an impressive and modern-looking external decorative finish. Also on display will be a Masterdor Precision “wrapped timber” residential door featuring a tough yet aesthetically pleasing vacuum-bonded Permaskin finish for high levels of durability and reduced maintenance, which are specification factors for both public sector housing specifiers and new housebuilding developers. Bruce Manning (New Build Business Development Manager) and Brian Walker (Fabricator Development Manager) will lead Synseal’s Ecobuild exhibition team and be on hand to provide expert guidance on commercial specification issues and connect specifiers with capable and proven Synseal fabricator and installer partners operating nationwide.

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UltraScape exhibiting at Ecobuild Urban regeneration specialist, UltraScape, part of the Instarmac Group, will be exhibiting at Ecobuild from 8th-10th March at ExCel London. Ecobuild is the leading exhibition and conference for the UK construction and energy market, attracting over 40,000 professionals from across the supply chain. This year's event will focus on market priorities such as housing, energy efficiency, sustainable design, technology and innovation. UltraScape will be showcasing its BS 7533 compliant mortar paving system on stand E4194, which includes its environmentally friendly bedding mortar and flowable grouts. Flowpoint ECO, is UltraScape's innovative flowable rapid setting grout, containing 20% recycled glass. It is ideal for schemes looking to achieve an 'excellent' CEEQUAL award or where a BREEAM assessment is to be conducted. ENQUIRY-Card 128

Hochiki Europe builds on success at Ecobuild 2016

SALUS spearheads smart home technology at Ecobuild

Hochiki Europe will be on stand E6096 at Ecobuild 2016, exhibiting its innovative FIREscape emergency lighting system. The leading manufacturer of fire safety solutions will be at London’s ExCel, from 8-10 March, providing visitors with the opportunity to discuss the latest building and life safety issues and product improvements within the fire detection sector. Ecobuild delegates will also have the opportunity to learn more about Hochiki Europe’s core fire detection systems. Building designers, architects or specifiers attending Ecobuild can also find out about Hochiki’s new range of BIM content, which is based on a selection of its core fire detection and emergency lighting products.

SALUS - the industry leader in innovative heating control solutions returns to Ecobuild with a vengeance this year, as it spearheads smart home technology in the UK. As well as showcasing a comprehensive line-up of its popular heating controls, including the revolutionary iT500 smart control, SALUS will be unveiling a new ‘Smart Home’ range of connected products that will enable homeowners to run their home simply from their phone. Products from the Smart Home range that are expected to be on show include a universal gateway, smart plugs, an electric monitor and door/window sensors. The range will also feature a new iT530 thermostat, smoke Alarm, CO2 alarm, camera, smart switch and smart button.

Mapei - the world’s leading manufacturer of adhesives and chemical products for building - will be exhibiting at Ecobuild 2016 (ExCeL London, 8-10 March), stand E6030. Mapei’s commitment to innovation and sustainable development will once again be the focus of the exhibition; with the entire stand from concept to build designed with a keen eye on recycling, reusing and reducing waste materials. At the end of the event, all materials not being re-used by Mapei including carpet, furniture, trees and plants will be donated to local schools/charities. Mapei will also launch their new sustainability campaign ‘GREEN BY NATURE’ at the show. The stand will display a range of its eco-friendly products across all product lines including; external wall insulation, ceramic tiling, waterproofing, resilient adhesives, wood flooring adhesives, and protective and decorative wall coatings. ENQUIRY-Card 129 ENQUIRY-Card 130 ENQUIRY-Card 131

Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe releases new heat pump product line-up at Ecobuild Completely redesigned to meet the needs of specifiers, installers and homeowners, and representing one of the widest ranges on the market, Hitachi is launching its expanded Yutaki air source heat pump product range at this year’s Ecobuild (Stand No. E3264). Utilising common components, common outdoor units and simplified design to benefit both end users and installers, the extended line-up includes a total of 70 new models which are more compact for small installation

spaces and are lighter weight for easier handling. The introduction of common components and controllers streamlines product training requirements, reduces the need for carrying multiple spares, and lowers installation and maintenance time. Performances have also been improved, with higher COPs, better seasonal efficiencies and higher capacities. Yutaki-S has a new 6kW outdoor unit as well as three indoor units (4.5kW, 6kW and 7.5kW) to suit the heating and

domestic hot water requirements of small to large properties and is ideal for both new build and renovation projects. All-in-one Yutaki-SCombi also includes a new 6kW model, plus an innovative solar version with integrated 260L domestic hot water (DHW) tank, with solar coils designed specifically to be ‘ready to use’ with solar panels. High temperature Yutaki-S80, which generates domestic hot water at up to 80oC, has been completely redesigned and now includes two specific indoor units to be used either standalone (with top pipe connections) or with an optional 200L or 260L domestic hot water (DHW) tank, with rigid pipe connections to the rear of the unit. Monobloc Yutaki-M, which requires no indoor space, now shares many of the same components and controllers as the splits in the range for simplicity of installation and maintenance. All Yutaki models can be supplied with a new

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Cooling Kit accessory to enable both heating and cooling modes. A new multi-function wired remote control is common to all Yutaki models – meaning a single menu for all Yutaki products with a dedicated installer view, wizard start up configuration and a more intuitive menu for quick and simple commissioning. The alarm history is also logged to assist engineers with troubleshooting. Talking about the benefits for end users, Andy Hooper, UK Heating Manager, Johnson Controls – Hitachi Air Conditioning Solutions said, “Yutaki has some of the best seasonal performance (SCOP) figures on the market, many models are A+++ efficient and the new wired and wireless thermostats are simple to use with weekly timers, holiday modes and a favourite button, so it’s a great product range for homeowners looking to reduce their energy bills as well as their impact on climate change.” Available for delivery from April, all Hitachi’s Yutaki air source heat pumps are MCS approved, eligible for the domestic and non-domestic RHI and have domestic hot water (DHW) Legionella Protection and a five-year warranty as standard. ENQUIRY-Card 526

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Leading powder coatings company Thermaset Limited is exhibiting for the first time at Ecobuild (Stand E6090) as part of a major sales push planned throughout 2016. The Staffordshire-based company has just launched a new suite of individual A4 size product specification brochures for its Spectra range and Ripple Finishes, a description of its Hygienic Antibacterial powder coatings and a Stock Range brochure. Thermaset, which has Qualicoat Accreditation, is working towards the international standard ISO 14001 Certification, and is therefore putting environmental management at the heart of its business. The company provides technical advice on selecting the most suitable product for a given application from thousands of formulations and offers a bespoke colour matching service.

Johnson & Starley’s innovative approach to heating and ventilation solutions for the domestic and commercial markets is clearly set out at Ecobuild 2016 (Stand E3244). The company's established range of market leading warm air heating, gas boiler and ventilation products form the backdrop to a line up of innovations designed to provide solutions to particular requirements. The manufactures free 5 years parts and labour guarantee has now been extended to cover the whole range of QuanTec boilers, and when installed as a package with any of the Johnson & Starley Aquair range the 5yr guarantee will also apply to the Aquair. * ENQUIRY-Card 132 ENQUIRY-Card 133


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Pegler Yorkshire, market-leading manufacturer of plumbing and heating products, will be exhibiting on stand E2250 at this year's EcoBuild, taking place at London’s Excel from 8th – 10th March 2016. Pegler Yorkshire’s will continue to promote its range of ‘Connect & Control’ products and solutions with an emphasis, this year, on Control and how this solution can ensure greater building efficiency. "Our Connect and Control philosophies are still very much at the core of our business. Virtually all products and solutions within our portfolio sit within these two concepts which ultimately provide solutions for more efficient installations and building performance," said Phill Jackson business development and marketing director Pegler Yorkshire. "Products in the spotlight include our range of commissioning valves, Heat Interface Units, Terrier TRVs and the latest products to join our taps range.”

Vectaire heat recovery units are to be installed in two prestigious London building projects. EVO250DCs will be fitted into dwellings in the new Battersea Reach development, and Midis and Maxis are to be installed into the Kings Cross T1 Building. All units have energy efficient EC motors, providing an effective, low energy, low running cost solution to controlling condensation and pollution (in up to 7 rooms). They are up to 94% heat exchange efficient with low specific fan powers. The sophisticated control unit on these products gives options for summer-bypass, frost-stat, over-run timer on boost setting, variable adjustment for trickle and boost speeds, and humidity control. All of Vectaire’s energy efficient range of ventilation products – including the new Midi Lite and ELP2204 - will be displayed on Vectaire’s stand E2202 at Ecobuild. ENQUIRY-Card 134 ENQUIRY-Card 135

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Rinnai comprehesive space heat range covers all options

Rinnai Energysaver fanned convection powered flue gas fired space heaters are designed specifically for use in schools, community centres, libraries, conservatories and churches and other large spaces, where they have earned themselves a considerable fan base over the past 30 years. Now, with a new super energy efficient addition to the range in the form of the Rinnai Energysaver 559FT with sleek good looks, and a matching new streamlined look for the popular Energysaver 309FT, Rinnai is leading the field in large interior space heating. Sporting a modern, sleek casing, the heaters simply blend into the background in line with modern demands in terms of modern interior aesthetics while offering exceptionally high efficiencies in operation and subsequently reduced running costs. Changes have been made to the operation board which is now an easy to use touch control pad sited conveniently and discreetly on top of the appliance, (rather than on the front with a flip up cover). The unit is also supplied with a child lock to eliminate any problem of small hands tampering with the controls. Add to these advantages timer function and eco mode combined with the new unit’s ability to heat spaces fast and the advantages of this super

efficient appliance really do stack up. The 559FT has an input of 6.4kW and output of 5.2kW. The streamlined unit measures 554mm x 750mm x 250mm. The Rinnai Energysaver 309FT, like the 559FT, sports a similar sleek casing and turns in net efficiencies of 88%. It has an input of 3.4kW and output of 2.92kW. The streamlined unit measures 695mm x 465mm x 257mm. Natural Gas usage has been pegged at 0.31m3 while LPG consumption is 0.26kg/hr. Also available is the Energysaver 1004T with its impressive 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. This puts it in the top rank of space heaters in its class. Like the Energy Saver 559FT and 309FT, the 1004T heater is 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 largest 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. Rinnai Energysaver 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 cuts down drastically on cost and time at the point of installation Rinnai Energysaver range delivers energy-efficient and consistent warm air powered by Natural Gas and LPG options and is built with fully modulating burners so heat output and energy input is reduced as the space warms up. The Rinnai Energysaver range comprises fanned convectionpowered flue models that exceed seasonal thermal heating guidance under Building Regs Part L. ENQUIRY-Card 528


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28 Heating & Plumbing . View our publication online at . February 2016 . For contractors and installers looking for a fit-and-forget electric heating solution, the Aeroflow range of electric radiators from radiator supplier, Electrorad, offers reliability guaranteed thanks to a 30 year warranty and a whole host of advanced technical features. Covering all internal components, excluding thermostat, the warranty is the most comprehensive of its kind in the industry.

ELECTRORAD AEROFLOW Radiators offer reliability

Comprising of six models in a variety of sizes, the Aeroflow range boasts heat efficiencies courtesy of integral fireclay heat plates that help distribute radiant heat in the same way as gas central heating radiators. This means no fluids and no pipes, as well as no maintenance and easy installation. In addition, all models also provide a mix of meaning warm people and radiant and convected heat; warm rooms. Unlike other models currently available, Aeroflow offers three thermostatic control options. An accurate built-in digital electronic room thermostat comes as standard with 24 hour/seven day programming and this also may be operated by RF receiver. Alternatively, an electronic analogue thermostat is available that is a popular choice with the elderly. To ensure the accuracy of the thermostat, the room ambient air temperature is sensed underneath the radiator where the room is at its coldest. The RF receiver control is operated by remote control that can operate multiple radiators within the home, all

from one single point. Multiple zones may also be set up with the home to control separate floors or areas. Available in a wide range of heat outputs, Aeroflow radiators are slimline and modern in design and provide the perfect compliment to any room. They provide the ideal add-on to conservatories where Part L dictates that conservatory heating should be isolated from the main home heating system. With models available in 300mm height, they are ideal for installing on conservatory dwarf walls or under low sills. Electrorad’s managing director, Richard Brown, said: "When it comes to electric radiators, the Aeroflow range is a sure fire

bet. "Manufactured in Germany to the highest engineering standards, this range offers a fitand-forget solution for contractors and installers, and one that brings a high degree of comfort and heat efficiency for the homeowner. "Manufactured to the very latest European safety standards achieving both CE and GS marks and VDE approval for the quality of components and manufacturing, these models provide the ideal alternative to storage heaters and surpass all other competitor equivalents." Tel 0844 479 0055 ENQUIRY-Card ENQUIRY-Card 518 532

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Introducing the new Infinity 600BF

Charlton and Jenrick are pleased to announce the launch of the Infinity 600BF to expand the adaptable range of rear vented balanced flue gas fires it now offers. The 600BF achieves an extremely impressive net efficiency of 90% from an economically modest 2.6kW input. The fire offers a great flame picture and exceptional warmth in the room. The fire can be fitted into the wall and trimmed with the same choices available with the conventional flue version. The 600BF also has an optional frame available which allows for the fire to be fitted into the wall ‘frameless’ or into a fireplace as part of a suite. The fire comes with a choice of three firebox liners; Beige Ribbed, Rustic Brick or Black Ribbed. For ultimate flexibility the firebox has also been specifically developed to allow the appliances to be fitted into a modern cavity wall with a minimum cavity size of 50mm; which again, in most cases will result in a straightforward fit. ENQUIRY-Card 136

Sir Stirling Moss puts Keston boilers in pole position Keston Boilers once again overtook the competition when a Heat 55kW boiler was selected to provide high efficiency heating for the Mayfair home of Sir Stirling Moss, OBE, the British former Formula One racing driver. Sir Stirling and Lady Moss have used Keston boilers for over 25 years and when the time came to upgrade their old model there was only one boiler brand they could trust to go the distance. The new Keston Heat 55kW was installed in Sir Stirling’s outdoor boiler house and the ease of fitting meant that the boiler replacement was completed within the day. Sir Stirling affirmed, “Whenever we have needed a boiler installed, we have gone straight back to Keston as we have always found them easy to use and completely reliable - you can’t argue with over 25 years of faultless service. ENQUIRY-Card 137

New Biomass Heating System at 14th Century Manor 21st century specialist pipe work technology from Flexenergy has been used to upgrade the heating system at Headstone Manor, a 14th century moated manor house which was formerly the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury and which forms part of the Headstone Manor Museum. The manor is a Grade 1 listed building which is now under the control of Harrow London Borough Council. Restoration projects and redevelopment of the site will be carried out over a number of years and a recent project involved the renewal of the heating system in the 16th century Grade II* Tithe Barn. The heating system was previously by all electric storage type units. The old system had fallen into disrepair, was expensive to run and underperforming. With no natural gas supply to the site, biomass boilers and a district heating network appealed to the Council’s sustainable aspirations. ENQUIRY-Card 138

Advance Appliances have added a new size to their popular buffer store range. The small and compact 20 litre stainless steel buffer store measures just 280mm diameter by 535mm height including foam insulation. The buffer has one inch female connections at each end. It comes with wall brackets for vertical wall mounting. The store can be used in sealed systems up to 3 bar pressure. Fort Albert o The buffer is designed for use with a heat pump, adding volume to the system, preventing the heat pump from shorting and keeping it working more efficiently. More details can be seen at ENQUIRY-Card 139

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RINNAI A-RATED Infinity range FOR an Infinity supply of safe hot water

Rinnai offers what is claimed to be the most energy efficient and cost effective range of Arated energy labelled appliances with load profiles to cover domestic to large industrial applications. RINNAI INFINITY DOMESTIC AND LIGHT COMMERCIAL UNITS NEW: The 24kW multipoint Rinnai Infinity 11i with push fit flue is capable of 8.4 litres per

minute and joins the 16i (35kW/16 litres per minute) and the Rinnai Infinity 17e for external mounting (37kW/17 litres per minute). The Rinnai Tankless K26i internal domestic water heater delivers up to 107% net thermal efficiency. Rinnai’s Heavy Duty Condensing (HDC) Infinity models NEW: The Infinity HDC1600i Low-NOx-tested to below 20

ppm NOx, produces the lowest emissions on the market, with 107% net thermal efficiencies. The newly developed unit with down-firing burner allows increased efficiency. The established award winning condensing HDC1200 internal and external models show an impressive energy performance of 107% net thermal efficiency while the larger Rinnai HDC1500 internal and external

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models turn in 105% net thermal efficiency. NEW: The Rinnai Infinity Low NOx HD55i internal water heater is a room sealed, wall hung, LPG or natural gas fired continuous flow water heater. The Infinity Low NOx 55i is capable of supplying in excess  of 820 litres per hour, whilst producing less than 20 ppm NOx. Up to 25 units can be cascaded to supply any specification. Rinnai Infinity specific bespoke PACKAGES NEW: The Rinnai Bespoke Package Design created to provide better on-site efficiency and is supplied to site in bundles. The A rated systems offer the highest efficiencies and can be G3 compliant and offers the best guidance to support legionella (ACOP L8). The package also includes scale protection options to maximise system efficiency. Rinnai solo NEW: The Infinity Solo condensing low NOX water heater, is the first Rinnai product for the UK to combine the advanced technology of its wall mounted continuous flow water heaters with a stainless steel storage cylinder in one compact unit, boosting

recovery rates of as little as 19 minutes and low standing losses. Rinnai Infinity pLus The Infinity Plus solution brings together multiple units of the company’s award-winning water heaters into single, easily manoeuvrable modules. Rinnai Infinity pLus storage Using a modular system of either internal or external Rinnai HD or HDC units and a stainless steel storage vessel, demands in excess of 20,000 litres per hour can be satisfied. Rinnai RENEWAbles Heating Solutions Rinnai units used as a gas booster to solar thermal or heat pump installations maximise renewable gain. Rinnai Digital, BMS GATEWAY and Controllers For commercial buildings, Rinnai’s integral smart controls are compatible with sophisticated BMS Gateway technology. Common flue header system Rinnai has also pioneered a common header flue system to streamline manifolded installations of its awardwinning Infinity condensing continuous flow gas water heaters. ENQUIRY-Card 533 ENQUIRY-Card 534

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30 Bathrooms & Kitchens . View our publication online at . February 2016 .

Wall-hung made simple with Geberit Duofix Wall-hung sanitaryware is growing in popularity, as consumers increasingly realise its benefits in terms of maximising on space in compact bathrooms and achieving a high-end finish. However, the real beauty of wallhung sanitaryware goes far beyond its comfort and hygiene qualities. The one major advantage for installers is that with the right systems in place behind the wall, this kind of sanitaryware can be fitted in virtually any situation.

The backbone to any modern bathroom, Geberitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Duofix frame system secures wall-hung WCs, washbasins, bidets and urinals firmly in place. With the frames simply bolted to the floor and placed either pre or post wall, no structural building work is required and a quality job can be completed in a short timescale.

market, the Geberit Duofix Sigma frame is available in a standard 112cm height. All Geberit Duofix WC frames have integrated dual flush cisterns, to help meet building regulations in relation to water-saving too. For more details call Geberit on 01926 516800 or visit

Geberit frames are available for every wall-hung application, with different heights and designs enabling installers to specifically meet job specifications every time. Perfect for under windowsill applications the Geberit Duofix Kappa 82cm WC frame, is versatile cistern solution with an adjustable frame height. Although the frame sits at a minimum height of 82cm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the installation can be boxed up to the preferred shelf height, while the Duofix frame has flexibility in the feet too. This enables the height of the installation to be raised by up to 200mm, enabling it to be set at a comfortable height for the user. Further enhancing the user experience, when the WC is being used the lid has complete clearance of the flush plate to make activation easier. Just as simple to install is the Geberit Duofix Sigma WC frame, which offers tool-free maintenance and can be fitted securely even into stud walls on full height models. Compatible with the most design-forward flush plates on the

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32 Bathrooms & Kitchens . View our publication online at . February 2016 . Twyford’s range of wall-hung and back-to-wall toilets ENQUIRY-Card 140

Reflecting the growing trend for wallhung and back-to-wall sanitaryware for its design flexibility, ease of cleaning and compactness, Twyford now has 29 models across its portfolio, from the value-led e100 through to the midmarket e500 and Moda collections. 12 of the models are back-to-wall and 17 are wall-hung, available in a range of round and square designs. Twyford extended its range of trademarked Rimfree® toilets in the wall-hung option by introducing four new models in 2015, two in its e100 range and two in the e500 range. The Rimfree® design means there is nowhere for germs to hide, making the toilets more hygienic and easier to clean.

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Purus Limited is the manufacturer of quality Swedish wetroom and levelaccess drainage products for domestic, commercial and industrial environments, including the BBACertified Minimax 50 and the Purusline Living linear channel. Now featured on BIMobject and recently installed in the 67-bed Lord Street Care Home in Redcar, Cleveland; the Minimax 50 is not only the world’s shallowest wetroom drain incorporating the patented NOOD no-odour water trap, which will not omit any foul air even when dried out; it is also extremely simple to clean and maintain.

GROHE SmartControl: push button control for a precise and luxurious shower

GROHE is delighted to present a brand new, unique GROHE Rainshower® system featuring innovative SmartControl push button technology: the first of its kind on the market to offer on-off and volume control at the push of a button. Simply select and start the spray pattern by pushing a button on the sleek wall-mounted control. Turning the button allows the user to then choose the strength and volume of the water flow- putting a perfect shower experience for all the family at your fingertips. GROHE SmartControl takes the idea of comfortable showering to a new level. The newly designed push button integrates both the ON-OFF function and the water volume control. To start the shower, simply push the button with the intuitive symbol for the head shower spray pattern or the hand spray.

New sample box is a knockout for Max-Top Kitchen worktop specialist, Max-Top, has revealed a brand new version of its surface sample box for its trade partners. The resource will support specifiers, installers and retailers in educating consumers about the company’s unique surfaces and the benefits to buying the product. The free of charge sample kit features a full set of the 10 finishes available in the range, including the popular Black Onyx Sparkle and Warm Grey, which have been cut to size and presented within a double layer of foam, ensuring an aesthetic finish and safe transit. A cross-sectioned block of surface completes the kit, showcasing its patented interior honeycomb structure. This allows customers to see first-hand its strength and durability, while understanding its unique internal composition, as well as getting a sense and feel of the quality the product has to offer. ENQUIRY-Card 142 ENQUIRY-Card 143

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Its all in the detail Deralam have now available large stocks of 25mm solid surface worktops ready for nationwide delivery. For samples and Display stands, please contact our national sales office Deralam Laminates Ltd, West Coast Park, Bradley Lane, Standish, Wigan WN6 0YR southern depot : Units 10 / 10a Woodside Park, Foster Av. Dunstable LU5 5TA National Sales Line: Tel: 01257 478540 Fax: 01257 478550 Email: ENQUIRY-Card 539

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Kermi UK - A New Year, A New Era

& NOW New Sales Literature for 2016 Kermi - Germanys market leading shower enclosure brand are starting 2016 with a fresh portfolio of products for the UK Market. Offering a comprehensive and unrivalled collection of shower enclosures, shower trays and design radiators - Kermi UK management team

are extremely confident their organisation can now fulfil its customers’ expectations right across all sectors of the bathroom market. Kermi UK’s dedicated regional ‘sales’ force are only a phone call away. Their experienced external sales personnel would welcome the opportunity to assist and effectively manage all areas of your bathroom business. Furthermore, Kermi UK regional sales managers and external ‘technical team’ specialise in supporting organisations within the ‘Retail’ and Contract’ sectors. Helping with everything from bathroom plan design enquiries right through to final installations on-site. The Kermi brand throughout Europe is renowned for quality, innovative design solutions, longevity and exceptional value for money. German engineering at its finest - Kermi products are manufactured to stringent European safety standards at their main factory plant, Plattling, Germany. There are plenty of award-winning ranges to choose from, such as the new ‘Liga’ Folding enclosures as illustrated. For further information please contact Kermi UK Ltd direct.

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Franke offers new incentives to installers through its ‘Fit Franke First’ initiative Franke has launched a new incentive scheme for installers who register for Fit Franke First, with prizes up for grabs throughout the year ranging from power tools and fuel cards to luxury holidays. Every installer who registers has the chance to win a prize for purchasing Franke products. All they have to do is visit with the details of their purchase and they will be instantly entered into an on-line prize draw for a range of spot prizes, all aimed at supporting their business. There will be three draws spread across the year, with the main prize being a holiday worth £2,000. Registration for Fit Franke First is free. The initiative was launched in 2014 with a website featuring a series of

short training and information videos covering popular topics on installing sinks and taps. The site has now been extended so that installers benefit from rewards and exclusive offers, brochures, installation guides, technical support, spares, business advice articles and details of approved Franke retailers. Says Steve Rutter, marketing operations manager at Franke: “Installers play a key role in delivering professionalism across the kitchen industry and we recognise the importance of their custom, which is why

whenever they fit Franke products we are giving them the chance to win a reward that could help them make their business fitter. At the same time, we have enhanced

the dedicated Fit Franke First website to provide more resources to help enhance their skills and knowledge, while aiming to save them time and money.”

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Is there an easier way to specify your garage door? Garador introduces EasiQuote, a brand new pricing and specifying garage door service When specifying a new garage door for an opening, it can be all too easy to make a mistake. So Garador, the UK’s leading manufacturer of garage doors, has come up with a solution – a new pricing and specification service called EasiQuote. Thanks to this brand new service, obtaining quotes for Garador garage doors will be really quick and easy. Garador’s Managing Director Simon Hipgrave said the company had been working hard to ensure they led the industry in good service and customer care, and has setup a dedicated EasiQuote team to handle these calls and enquiries. “We believe creating this EasiQuote system will be of real benefit to merchants, both the larger national chains and also the smaller independents, and are delighted the process is now available and ready for 2016,” he said.

The Easi Quote service covers all Garador garage doors including: - Up & Over garage doors - Side Hinged garage doors - Sectional garage doors - GaraRoll roller doors The new service will simplify the ordering process and also ensure more accuracy in the specifications required and the final quote. It is a win-win situation for both the merchant and his customer. To find out more, please contact the Garador EasiQuote team on 01935 443710 or visit ENQUIRY-Card 545

So how does it work? 1. The builder visits their local merchant to buy a garage door where they can obtain an EasiQuote form. 2. The builder then fills in the form with the details and returns it to their local merchant. 3. The merchant then sends the form to Garador’s EasiQuote team. 4. The Garador team return an updated form via email/ fax to the merchant branch, with an accurate price – It’s that simple! The great thing is the form provides a clear format for the builder to follow, so the merchant has all the information they need to provide the right door, at the best price possible. Simon Hipgrave argues “We wanted to take all the ambiguity out of ordering a new garage door from your local builder’s merchant. We believe EasiQuote will help our customers to get the best possible door size and price for their project”

WarmCore’s retail brochure blends system with sizzle !

Synseal has published its most expensively-produced and deluxe sales brochure since the launch of Global conservatory roof – a new WarmCore retail brochure aimed squarely at UK homeowners which is purpose-designed to help convert sales for Synseal’s fabricator and installer partners. Available in cartons containing 25 copies for ease of distribution, this high quality 32-page publication is jampacked with lifestyle imagery showing WarmCore aluminium folding sliding doors in a wide variety of installed

applications that are designed to both inform and inspire the reader. Entitled “Warm, Secure, Beautiful”, the brochure presents the revolutionary ‘warm aluminium’ thermal core differentiator which is the key to WarmCore’s improved thermal performance, creating a product which is warmer by design to save consumers money. Neat and perfectly aligned parallel stacking of WarmCore sliding sashes is illustrated and security features are fully explained, including the comprehensive ERA Five Star Guarantee for added peace of mind and the optional laminate glass specification upgrade to achieve Secured by Design accreditation. Design options such as decorative external frame stylings, dual colour finishes, threshold designs, high performance glazing units and contemporary handle finishes are attractively documented, along with the all-important door opening sash configurations. “We’re looking to sell the system with some added sizzle,” comments Synseal’s Head of Marketing, Mark Schlotel. “While it is crucial to clearly present technical features and underline all the practical advantages of our WarmCore system, homeowners planning an investment in premium aluminium folding sliding doors want to see a wow factor as well, something that creates a bit of excitement. This new high quality WarmCore retail brochure combines both system and sizzle, in one eyecatching package.” ENQUIRY-Card 546

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Glass Excellence Established in 1975 Firman Glass is one of the leading independent glass processors in the UK, manufacturing toughened glass, laminated glass and specialist sealed units. Based in Harold Wood Essex within 5 minutes of junction 28 of the M25 and half an hour from Central London we are ideally situated to service our ever growing and diverse customer base. Manufacturing all forms of processed toughened glass, with comprehensive stocks of clear float, low iron, satin, body tinted, mirrors, laminated glass, acoustic laminated and fire rated glass. With some of the most advanced capabilities in place Firman Glass is able to manufacture high quality products for all markets sectors including architectural, retail, leisure and domestic.

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‘Aluprof Listens to Specifiers’ In all forms of new and refurbished building construction, Specifiers today are seeking to reduce window frame sight lines to increase light transmittance. Aluprof, one of Europe's leading systems companies, have designed a system with the slimmest of sight lines, the new 'MB Slimline' system. With a fixed light and opening light aluminium face width of just 32.5mm Aluprof’s new ‘MB Slimline’ window offers both good looks and high thermal performance - something steel window systems cannot offer. U values of below 1.00 are achievable, as the new system will accept both double and triple glazing options coupled with aluminium profiles which use wide polyamide thermal break. With a wide range of profiles available, the ‘MB Slimline’ system can offer high inertia ratings and slim, deep profiles, offering the specifier the ability to use the system in any large, or small, window spaces. ENQUIRY-Card 144

Inspired in part by Frank Lloyd-Wright’s Fallingwater house, modern architects and self-builders are increasingly seeking to re-establish connections with the landscape around them through the innovative use of panoramic glazing in windows and doors. As light enters the room from two angles, wide panoramic vistas, landscapes and cityscapes are opened up. Where ground floor space is at a premium, cornerless opening can be incorporated to save space by connecting two lift and slide door sets at right angles to create the opening. “There is now a real range of options for architects and self-builders to incorporate ultra-modern, visually stimulating design into their projects by using cornerless windows and sliding door systems”, said Anthony Burt of Peterborough-based joinery suppliers Toolfix Joinery and Construction supplies.

Comar 5P.i Advanced Window System Using latest thermal break technology to produce windows for the next generation of solutions. Integration is the key factor which underpins the latest new product launch from Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems. Their market leading Comar 9P.i Framing system offers fast-track semi unitised construction for floor to ceiling glazing, allowing tilt/turn or casement windows to hang direct from the Comar 9P.i Frame as well as rebated doors. With the addition of thermal foam and triple glazing Comar 9P.i offers U-values down to 0.77, creating a future proof solution for their architectural, contractor and fabricator partners. Comar announce they have incorporated the technology from their Comar 9P.i system into the Comar 5P.i window range, and are now launching the Comar 5P.i Advanced Casement and Tilt/Turn window system which integrates seamlessly into Comar 9P.i creating the option for standalone high performance windows. ENQUIRY-Card 145 ENQUIRY-Card 146 ENQUIRY-Card 147

New Dale brochure available online

features Dale's product portfolio from casement and sash windows, entrance doors and contemporary doors through to its Bi-fold, French and patio doors and recently launched roof lanterns. Also included are sections on the ironmongery, glass and colour options available along with technical options, guarantees and case studies from customers. “We have developed a loyal customer base of builders and developers that have come to appreciate the value that the Dale product range can add. With the new brand, fully incorporated, our new brochure, available to be posted or downloaded, creates a really positive impression and a great showcase for our products. It also more accurately reflects the brand position, customer expectations and our market leading products, as well as showcasing the fine-looking homes our windows and doors have enhanced,” Dale's Sales Director Richard Chapman.

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A window of opportunity: Arkay Windows expands its business to deliver quality products and services to its customers Continuing its exciting business growth, Arkay Windows has expanded its aluminium fabrication division to meet customer demand, following a move to bigger premises in Watford. It has enabled Arkay to stock more products, add machinery and employ more staff, resulting in increased production. The company has also upgraded its software system to streamline its entire operations. Raju Radia, owner of Arkay Windows, comments: “The popularity of aluminium - with its slim profiles - is rising, which has seen many of our uPVC customers diversify their product range. Manufacturing high-quality aluminium systems with the latest design features has allowed us to cater to market needs. Our recent investment in the business will enable us to offer faster delivery

times, reduce waste and provide a comprehensive and personalised service, meeting customer and project specific requirements.” The move to larger premises from 25,000 sq ft to 40,000 sq ft, reflects a growing order book for the company. Aiming to further improve its quality and service provision, Arkay has boosted its workforce by 25 percent, creating a design team and recruiting more production and administration staff. The new team is in place to support its highend aluminium offering, satisfying customers who demand a comprehensive service, from design through to project completion.

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Leading high performance timber window and door manufacturer, Dale has made selecting the the right range of made-to-measure products even easier after making its brochure available to download at download-dale-timberwindows-doors brochure.

Over 500 merchants across the UK now supply the Dale timber windows and doors range, each of them able to create an ‘at the counter quote’ for the stylish collection of made to order products, using Dale’s pioneering online system. The stunning new 37-page brochure

The VEKA UK Group scoops national business award Industry-leading PVC-U systems supplier The VEKA UK Group has been named a British manufacturing champion after scooping a prestigious national business award. The Burnley-based firm, which employs 400 staff, saw its success recognised by judges at the EEF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Awards held in London. The company took gold in the Business Efficiency Award, awarded to the manufacturer that has most successfully brought in new operating practices to boost productivity and business performance. It was given in recognition of the company's achievement in constructing the onsite mixing plant to have better control over materials and improve service for customers. The facility is the most technically-advanced mixing plant in the UK and has been designed with future expansion in mind.

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PORTFOLIO COLLECTION from Premdor, Crafted not Manufactured The exciting, new innovative Portfolio collection of doors from Premdor consists of four themed ranges, comprising of Natural, Exotic, Contemporary and Classic. All are made in the UK using sustainable, natural veneers engineered in Italy, and all utilise Premdorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cutting edge veneer match technology, presenting real veneers with a consistent grain and colour, thereby eliminating historical problems associated with inconsistencies in grain pattern and variation in colour. All come with PEFC chain of custody as standard. The Portfolio Collection Exotic range comprises of two doors, each with solid core construction with additional FD30 and FD60 Firedoor

options. Designed to create an exciting dramatic effect, Ebony vertical exudes a sophisticated warmth that would purposefully suit any environment that demands an exclusive, elegant look, be it high end domestic or, typically, a stylish hotel. The Ebony vertical door is complemented by various glazed options. Presented with the same dramatic effect, Portfolio Exotic Wenge presents a stunning finish with a striking vertical grain. Sleek and sophisticated, the door would make a design statement in any high end

environment from apartments to hotels, clubs or restaurants. Exotic Wenge is also available with a variety of glazing options. To see more of the exciting Portfolio Collection request a catalogue by ringing 0844 2090008 or visit /portfolio

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The Inside Track on Eclisse Pocket Door Systems

Interview with John Neale, Eclisse UK’s resident technical expert on pocket doors. John has been working with Eclisse UK for many years and knows the Eclisse pocket door systems inside out. Q. You speak to builders on a daily basis, what is the most common question you are asked? Well apart from, ‘Can I get a trade discount?’ (… and the answer is yes!), the most common question I am asked is, ‘Can pocket doors be retrofitted into an existing stud wall?’ and the answer to that is also yes. They can even be used alongside existing solid support walls so the applications are many. Q. Where are Eclisse pocket door systems most commonly being used? Our single pocket door systems are extremely popular and are being used more and more to take the place of hinged doors. Most people start with the smaller rooms such as en-suites and utility rooms and small bathrooms but soon start using them for other situations as soon as they see that they are simple, reliable and easy to fit and

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a great way to get more out of each room. We are finding that people are buying more of our double door and telescopic door ranges as room dividers for extensions or large open plan spaces. The doors can be opened up for entertaining, or for keeping an eye on young kids, and then closed off to make the space more cosier or to hide the kids play area when they have gone to bed. Q. Why should I choose Eclisse? On starting work with Eclisse UK, over 5 years ago, I was very impressed with the strength and quality of the Eclisse pocket door system. The pocket door systems are very easy to assemble; many parts just click into place, so assembly is a breeze. Also, an important point is that there is no need to cut or adjust the metal frame to suit your door as each Eclisse pocket door system is designed to fit each specific standard UK door size so it fits first time, every time. The pocket door systems are guaranteed for 12 years and tested to 25. Plus we keep all standard sizes in stock for a next day delivery to local builders all over the country. Q. What if the customer wants a nonstandard size? We can help you with that too. We supply bespoke sizes up to 2 m wide and 3 m high for single doors and double that for double doors. Q. Is it easy to work out if a pocket door system will fit where I want it to? Yes, we have lots of information on our website and also a great brochure that gives a step by step guide of how to choose the right one for you. It’s easy if you know the door panel size then you can see immediately the overall system size and how much wall you will need or vice versa (see diagram 1 below).

Q. Does the door slide all the way into the frame? With the Eclisse system the amount the door goes back into the pocket is fully adjustable, even after installation, however, we make a point of explaining to our customers that if you are fitting flush pulls as door furniture you need to bear in mind there is a safety issue should someone leave their finger in the flush pull as it goes into the pocket. For that reason, the Eclisse systems are pre-

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set for the door to protrude 7 cm from the pocket. Q. Is it possible to add a lock to a pocket door? Yes. (See image 2) See our website for the full range there’s quite a choice! Q. Do you supply doors with your pocket door systems? Timber doors no. Whilst this might seem strange, the logic behind it is that we make our systems to fit the door the customer chooses which gives them the freedom of a much wider choice of design than we could supply and the door they choose will match all the other doors in the dwelling. We do supply many frameless glass doors however as we have a failsafe ‘no drop’ method of attaching the glass to the runners. These doors are great for en-suites, more space and more light. Q. Will the siding action deteriorate over time? Our pocket door systems have loads of innovative features to give the installer peace of mind. The Eclisse runners are fully enclosed in the track and cannot jump out. They are maintenance free and tested to 100,000 cycles – that’s around 25 years of average use! Another small but important feature of our pocket door systems is the selfcentering door guide that is quick and easy to fit. Unlike other systems, it is attached to the frame itself and is bang on centre every time ensuring a smooth sliding action. We know that doors warp, and we know that this could cause an imperfect sliding action over time however the Eclisse systems come complete with an extruded aluminium anti-warp profile to be used with your door. Should the door warp the profile remains straight and the sliding action perfect. Plastic profiles just don’t do the job. Q. Will Eclisse pocket doors stay shut when closed? Yes, even without a lock! We have designed a lug and retention device on the front and rear runners that ‘click’ gently into place when the door is fully open or fully closed. So closed means closed and open means open with Eclisse. Q. Do I need to take into account the finished wall thickness? Yes, it is very important. The actual steel framework of our system can be assembled for 100 mm or 125 mm finished wall thicknesses but, we also supply the full timber jamb lining kit and that is specific to either 100mm or 125 mm finished wall so you need to know which it is at time of ordering.

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Q. Why do you supply a timber jamb kit with your pocket door systems? We could have just supplied the steel sliding pocket door system, it’s great, it works perfectly, and left the finishing lining to the installer... but the finished article is what we are judged on so we designed our own timber jamb lining kit for the perfect professional finish that looks fantastic. We supply these with all our kits. Even the jamb kit is subject to our quality mantra, we use fingerjointed pine for long-term stability and cover this with a top quality real wood veneer. This is a light, mid-range veneer called cherry walnut that is left unfinished so it can be painted or stained to the desired finish and still retain that real wood feel. Q. Can your pocket door systems be used with fire doors? Absolutely, Eclisse has a fully approved pocket door system for use with 44 mm FD30 fire doors. Our standard steel

pocket system is strong enough even for fire approval and is used with our own design specially made high-density jamb kit. Q. And finally do you have a pocket door in your home? Yes! And so do most of the Eclisse staff because once you understand the advantages then there’s no going back to hinged doors, they just waste space when you can have an Eclisse system which works well, is top quality and guarantees your peace of mind. ENQUIRY-Card 552

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Rehau total 70 shows its versatility in parallel window application Demonstrating once again that the REHAU TOTAL70 truly is a ‘complete PVC-U system’, Devon based fabricator Interframe has for the first time manufactured innovative, parallel hinged sliding windows using only REHAU TOTAL70C chamfered profile. The windows, which were installed at the newly opened Steiner Academy in Exeter, were specified because they could provide almost twice the free air flow of standard top hung or casement windows and could deliver a greater number of air changes per hour. Compared with a casement window, a parallel window increases air flow all the way around so that fresh air is

impressed AHR on a previous new build school scheme in Devon and on this project they were closely supported by REHAU who worked with them to come up with a practical and cost effective window solution which could deliver the free air flow required in openings up to 2100mm high. A key benefit of parallel windows is that they don’t impact on the look of a building’s façade and maintain a consistent reflective view, with low G-value glass used to

reduce solar gain. At Steiner Academy, all of the 150 plus windows, doors and screens installed were also coloured in a contemporary looking smooth RAL 7016 grey foil. REHAU’s commercial sales manager Steve Tonkiss said: “Interframe were able to meet the exacting requirements of this project using our standard REHAU TOTAL70C profile. This was a huge advantage because it meant that they weren’t holding stock of additional profiles and, because of the

drawn in at the bottom and warm, stale air is expelled at the top. This creates full circulation of the air within the room and, at the same time, the balanced air flow around the entire opening reduces the potential for draughts. With levels of ventilation known to have a direct effect on concentration and learning in schools, natural ventilation is a key priority for many designers looking to go beyond the minimum requirements of the Building Regulations Part F (Ventilation). At Steiner Academy, the windows were specified by architects AHR Global in Bristol. Trade fabricator Interframe had


Multi award winning developer Hill, a Top 20 housebuilder, has just completed new homes in Walthamstow with sustainable timber windows, from NorDan, the Scandinavian market leader. Sustainability is key to success, and high performance NorDan windows help achieve the levels that housebuilders in the UK seek to achieve. Hill, founded in 1999 was originally a contractor but brought its two divisions Hill Partnerships and Hill Residential into one business with a projected turnover of £450m in 2016.

strength of the system, they could manufacture the large window sizes required.” The Steiner Academy was a £7.6m construction and refurbishment project carried out by Willmott Dixon. The through school, which accommodates more than 600 pupils from the ages of four to sixteen, is a state funded free school built on the 13 acre site of an old Exeter University Halls of Residence. The Grade II listed Thomas Hall building on the site has been refurbished and the new 4,707m² two storey building where the parallel windows have been installed has been constructed alongside. ENQUIRY-Card 553

Paul Detain, NorDan UK regional director says:” we have had a long relationship with Hill given the quality of our product which helps them achieve the sustainability credentials they strive for. Wherever possible, Hill uses sustainable, renewable and recyclable materials and components. NorDan is famous for its Norwegian credentials, sourcing the raw timbers from sustainable forests, and developing a product which has a tested long life cycle, over 60 years, and with almost zero maintenance requirements, especially where the timber frames are

clad with aluminium. “ “The Scene” at Walthamstow is a joint venture with Waltham Forest Council and Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association, providing 48 homes for sale and 73 affordable homes a mixture of for rent and shared ownership through the housing association. It’s a mixed use development which includes cinema, commercial and retail units. Acoustic values were important to Hill at this development, the firm with housing set above a cinema and restaurants –and even the NorDan Standard window product easily achieves 35dBRw acoustic reduction. NorDan was founded in Norway in 1926. The firm celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. It is a family business run by the third generation of Rasmussens and is one of the biggest most successful firms in Scandinavia today. In the UK, NorDan supplies large contractors, housing associations, local authority housing and private developers, as well as schools, health care establishments and student accommodation projects. For all these sectors, a timber window with a long life cycle and a low cost in use is crucial to the development. NorDan prides itself on helping contractors save money by getting involved early in a construction project planning to advise on the best specification for project use. ENQUIRY-Card 554

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Global UPVC delivers the perfect remedy at Historic Hospital Site More than 700 high quality windows and doors were supplied and installed by Global UPVC at a prestigious development on the historic Caerphilly Miners’ Hospital site. The Beeches Village – an award winning scheme – was delivered by an innovative partnership of housing association United Welsh, Caerphilly County Borough Council, housing developer Lovell, the Welsh Health Service and the Caerphilly Miners Community Group. Completed in January 2015, it has created 82 homes for sale and for rent on the site. All homes have Legend casement windows and French doors from long-standing

local Synseal fabricator Global UPVC, whose Managing Director Jon Dowse credits much of the company’s ongoing success in the commercial market to the Legend system: “We use only Legend and have done for over ten years,” says Jon. “So many of our clients keep coming back and inviting us to bid for more work that we can hardly keep up with the tenders. To me, that is the best possible commendation I could hope for from any system. It’s a good looking window that performs well but also from our point of view, it is easy to manufacture. Our work is mainly in new-build but we do a bit of everything and Legend suits us whatever we are doing.”

Legend is one of three 70mm PVC-U window systems created by Synseal, along with the chamfered Shield and sculptured SynerJy with its innovative jform curves. Legend was first introduced to help installers gain a greater presence in the commercial sector, but has since also become a favourite in the retrofit market with a choice of chamfered or ovolo profiles. Brian Walker, Synseal’s Fabrication & Development Manager, comments: “I visited this site on a number of occasions during the build process and there has been a consistent high quality of frame manufacture and installation in all the homes throughout this landmark new housing project.” Built in 1923, The Miners’ Hospital was

paid for by the miners of the Rhymney Valley after they each put aside 6d out of their weekly wage of 12s 6d to raise the £30,000 needed. The Miners’ Hospital closed in 2011 with services transferred to the new Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr hospital in Ystrad Mynach. The redevelopment of the site has been shaped in close consultation with the local community. A key element of the scheme was the preservation of the original Miners’ Hospital building which has been retained and leased to the Caerphilly Miners Community Group for use as a community centre.

New Safety Locking Restrictor from ERA the best on the market

Shutting out the noise of the 24/7 society

Vicaima’s market growth prompt’s sales force expansion

Flush tilt-Turn window system creates design perfection

With record sales in 2014 and 2015 Vicaima has begun a programme of expansion for its regional representation in 2016. Phase one see’s the appointment of Stephen Pearce as their new Area Sales Manager for the central northern and midlands region, and bringing with him a wealth of experience from the door specification sector. Stephen, who was formally with door and doorset specialist Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw, has been involved with the construction industry for over 30 years. Much of that time has been spent specifically working within the doors and associated joinery sector, so he fully appreciates the high standards sought by our customers and is equipped to offer sound and professional advice.

Profile 22 has launched a unique externally Flush Tilt-Turn window system designed for commercial applications, especially medium and high rise buildings. The distinctive sleek, urban and modern design of its flush exterior frame avoids the overlapping of framework associated with conventional PVC-U systems, making it especially suitable for applications such as new-build apartments, housing hotels, offices, universities and colleges. The Profile 22 externally Flush Tilt-Turn can achieve A++ WER Rating (U-Value 0.8 W/m2.K, in line with Passivhaus standards) with argon-filled tripleglazed units, due to its energy efficient six-chamber sash and five-chamber outer frame as well as the inclusion of Profile 22’s innovative Aeroframe thermal barrier. ENQUIRY-Card 150 ENQUIRY-Card 151

Once again, ERA has gone well beyond minimum standards to develop a universal Safety Locking Restrictor that offers Grade 3 impact resistance. Until now, families wanting to protect their children from open doors and windows have been limited to using standard locking devices, which fall short of the Grade 2 Impact Resistance minimum requirement for Child Safety. With its ‘push to open’ cable lock design, which comes with cut key locking for security, the Safety Locking Restrictor has been ergonomically developed for easy operation. Will Butler, group marketing and innovation director at ERA explains: “We were determined to offer a compliant child resistant locking device for windows and balcony doors in accordance with BS EN 16281:2013. ENQUIRY-Card 148

In this 24/7 society, how do we relax when we encounter constant external noise? Selectaglaze secondary glazing is an efficient method of reducing background noise, helping create a more relaxing environment. Sound is transmitted through the primary window by a vibration of the glass, when adding secondary glazing it forms a cavity, which reduces resonance as well as providing a second barrier for the noise to travel through. The units have been tested to demonstrate that a sound level reduction of 45dB is possible. The results are achieved using high performance seals and an air gap between the windows of 100mm or more. Established in 1966 Selectaglaze is the leading specialist in secondary glazing. ENQUIRY-Card 149 ENQUIRY-Card 558

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Cool solution for cold store construction One of the UK’s leading producers of quality savoury and sweet pastry products has completed a £7.3 million investment in a state-of-the-art packing and despatch facility which benefits from the in-built strength and insulation afforded by XPS (extruded polystyrene) from Sundolitt. McColgan Quality Foods has created 43 new jobs in Strabane, Northern Ireland by investing in the new facility designed to help meet a targeted 50% increase in export sales over the next three years. Achieving such success

relies on the importance of reliable and accurate temperature control helped by Sundolitt XPS - the cool secret buried in the floor of the new 8,000sq ft factory extension where it not only gives high thermal performance, it is

unaffected by freeze/thaw cycles and is also highly resistant to water absorption. Sundolitt supplied two grades of XPS for the project to enable the flooring to cope with the varying load requirements including point loading beneath each static foot of the fixed storage racking of 120kN/m2, whilst under the central concrete base carrying the picking rails, the company supplied Sundolitt XPS300 giving a 140kPA over the longterm pressure and a compressive modulus of elasticity of 12500kPA. continued Sundolitt XPS is manufactured in a wide range of thicknesses and sheet sizes, the primary range having a thermal conductivity of 0.033 – 0.037 W/mK (EN 13164). According to the type of use, it achieves outstanding compression resistance from 200 – 700 kPa (EN826) and offers exceptionally low moisture absorption through its closedpore system. This makes it a preferred solution in industrial floors such as cold stores and chilled warehouses as well as in a wide range of load-bearing construction applications with case studies at”

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The main contractor was Woodvale Construction ( .uk) which was founded in Northern Ireland in 1980 and now operates throughout the UK. The company, which won a 2015 Sustainable Ireland Award, said that a key challenge was to ensure the project was completed without disruption to the existing food manufacturing facility. The project was designed by Mullarkey Pedersen Architects ( Karl Pedersen said, “The creation of a modern food facility has its own challenges in terms of design and functionality. Every element and component of this building demanded our fullest consideration both creatively

and technically and we are very proud of the result”. Sundolitt XPS Sales Manager Bryan Mawer said, “In this type of food storage facility, XPS offers outstanding thermal insulation, strength and rigidity. It is also very easy to install, cut to fit on site and safe to use in a food approved environment. It comes in square or shiplap edge – the latter having the advantage of preventing thermal bridging and capillary action. For fast-track construction projects, our customers can be reassured that it is available ex stock from Sundolitt in the UK. ENQUIRY-Card 559

Looking for a whitewashed floor? Bona White is a new wood floor primer designed to produce an on-trend bleached look when used in conjunction with a Bona polyurethane lacquer. The intensity of ‘whiteness’ is dependent on how many coats are applied. This client wanted a whitewashed look to their original Victorian floor boards to tie in with the soft greys of the kitchen. This was achieved by the application of two coats of Bona White under two coats of Bona Traffic HD lacquer. The works were part of a complete renovation of a Victorian town house in Bath and were carried out by Bona Certified Contractor, TWF Bath Ltd, who specialise in the restoration and fitting of traditional wood floors. Before treatment, the TWF team filled large gaps using reclaimed pine wedges and

then sanded the floor to 100 grit abrasives. Smaller gaps were filled using Bona Mix & Fill, which is mixed with sanding dust from the floor to ensure the filled areas blend in with the rest of the surface. The floor was then sanded using 120 grit abrasives before the application of the first coat of Bona White. The floor was then abraded using a Bona Scrad Pad to remove any grain raising from the surface before the application of the second coat. To produce a highly durable, easy to maintain finish, two coats of Bona Traffic HD lacquer were applied. Traffic HD is Bona’s toughest lacquer. The very

low VOC content and low odour mean there is no need for homeowners to vacate their property while the works are being carried out and there is no lingering smell. Its fast cure time means the floor can be in full use just 12 hours after treatment – making it an ideal choice for commercial floors too where there is little available downtime for renovation. TWF’s clients chose the Matt version of Traffic HD for their kitchen floor. Silkmatt and Extramatt sheens are also available. As a Bona Certified Contractor, TWF Bath is part of Bona’s network of highly trained wood floor specialists -

independent wood floor companies who have received extra in-depth training in the use of Bona’s wood floor finishing products. More information is available at ENQUIRY-Card 560

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Mapei announces its 2016 ceramic, resilient and EWI training course dates Visit Mapei’s website for more information on the training dates and contact details.

Mapei is pleased to announce its 2016

ceramic, resilient and EWI training course dates, which are available to view on their website. All courses are free of charge and will be held in the newly refurbished Mapei Training Centre facility in Halesowen, West Midlands. The training courses take place between 9am and 4pm with complimentary buffet lunch and refreshments provided. Each particular course is designed to incorporate both theory and practical sessions and is delivered by Mapei Training Managers. At the end of each course all attendees will receive a Mapei certificate of attendance combined with a Mapei goody bag. All courses are aimed at installers, distributors, contractors, specifiers and designers. British Standard requirements will be explained within each field for those specialists attending certain courses. Each course will include an introduction to the Mapei group, a Factory Tour and a full explanation of the product ranges, coupled with practical demonstrations across a variety of topics, tailored to fit the training session. In addition to the general dates, Mapei will offer product knowledge training and assessment towards the TTA Tile Retail Apprenticeship Scheme. Mapei has also taken on students from NSPP Vocational Training to help further expand youngsters educational experience as well as inspire students to reach their potential within the EWI industry.

of the courses allows trainees to use both existing and new products, further expanding the trainees current range of knowledge and skills in a risk free environment. Ceramic training course dates: Monday 21st March 2016 Monday 18th April 2016  Monday 16th May 2016  Monday 20th June 2016  Monday 25th July 2016  Monday 12th September 2016  Monday 24th October 2016  Monday 14th November 2016  EWI training course dates: Thursday 14th April  Thursday 16th June  Thursday 18th August Thursday 13th October Thursday 17th November Resilient training course dates: Tuesday 22nd March 2016  Tuesday 19th April 2016 Tuesday 17th May 2016  Tuesday 21st June 2016 Tuesday 26th July 2016 Tuesday 13th September 2016  Tuesday 25th October 2016  Tuesday 15th November 2016  For more information on Mapei training dates or to book a place on the training courses please visit, email or tel. +44 (0)121 508 6970. Places are limited so early booking is advisable.

Trainees are able to develop core competencies by gaining more practical experience of the products and application techniques. Mapei will also provide bespoke courses for individual companies based on specific requirements involving the use of Mapei products. Mapei are committed to helping trainees continue to build their knowledge of preparation and their use of new and existing products through to the application process. The company strongly believes in professional development and will therefore continue to offer training, free of charge. The practical element ENQUIRY-Card 561

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Crown Trade providing the best primer for your job You know that the key to a great finish is the best foundation – and Crown Trade is on hand with a range of quality products to give you the best primer for the job. For more than 200 years we’ve recognised that what lies beneath a professional paint job is essential to achieving a great finish overall that will stand the test of time.

We’ve used all our expertise over the years to produce top flight primers and preparatory products that you can rely on for the very best outcome, whatever the environment and substrate. Nikki Cosgrove, Crown Trade Brand Manager, said: “As every professional decorator knows, preparation is the key to a great finish. “We’ve invested extensively in research and development to ensure our primers and preparatory products offer exceptional performance for the decorating industry and meet their exact needs both out on site and in the home. “There’s a wide range of products available, from day-to-day essentials through to specialist flame retardant

systems, which all provide a sound and solid foundation for decorative finishes.” Key products in the Crown Trade range include the renowned P.S.B Stain Block Primer, which has recently undergone further improvements to its formulation to ensure excellent opacity to cover and seal even the most challenging problem areas. The ideal choice if you are looking for powerful coverage, this high performance water based primer locks stains into the paint film and can be relied on to block-out stains including nicotine damage, water stains and even graffiti. Ideal for interior and exterior broadwall areas, just two coats of Crown Trade P.S.B Stain Block Primer will lock in stains and provide the perfect canvas to follow on with decorative finishes. For challenging substrates, Crown Trade Grip Extreme Primer really takes hold in both interior and exterior areas. Offering outstanding adhesion this is the primer to use on surfaces such as glass, tiles, melamine, and previously painted surfaces, as well as most wood and non-ferrous metals. Its rapid drying properties enable it to be recoated in only one hour – enabling you to complete the job in just one day. Finally, for an all-round problem-solving primer, Crown Trade’s Alkali Resisting Sealer comes into its own. It can be used both indoors and outdoors to prime, seal and stabilise new, dry alkaline surfaces such as new lime plaster, cement and concrete. The formulation also provides a solid footing to seal stains and stabilise

100 shades of Ecopro Specifiers of environmentally friendly paint can choose from no less than 100 colours, thanks to a major expansion of Earthborn’s trade paint range.

powdery and chalky surfaces. These products are available in 5L packs for the professional market or smaller pack sizes as handy go to packs for the smaller decorator. These core primers are also supported by further specialist products in the range including Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Primer Undercoat, developed to work in partnership with Crown Trade’s pioneering new Fastflow Quick Dry gloss system. To help you make the right choice and understand more about the products a good area of reference is the Crown Trade website’s primers and preparation area at productcategory/exteriorproducts/primers-preparation-exter ior-products. If you’d like to find out more, as well as the Crown Trade website, you can also contact the Crown Trade Customer Relations Team by calling 0330 0240297 or emailing

Ecopro Matt Emulsion, Lo Sheen Emulsion and Eggshell have been launched in the 98 shades of BS4800, plus black and white. The new palette offers a huge choice and enables colour matching with other decorating features. The Ecopro range is uniquely formulated for high performance and all three products are totally oil and acrylic free, with minimal VOCs. Eggshell is a new addition to the range. Suitable for use on interior walls, ceilings and woodwork, it’s a complete allrounder. It dries to an attractive sheen that is durable, washable and scuff resistant. Ecopro emulsions are water-

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based, low odour, environmentally sound alternatives to conventional wall and ceiling emulsions. The Matt option is particularly suitable for use on new plaster, while Lo Sheen is formulated for enhanced durability and washability, making it suitable for higher traffic areas. Complying with the strict EU Ecolabel standards, the range is not only eco friendly but also helps create healthier, more comfortable living or working environments. Newly decorated rooms can be brought back into use quickly because the paints do not give off any harmful emissions or odours. For further information visit: ENQUIRY-Card 566

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Introducing Dunlop Rapid Rescue Repair Filler with Hydroloc™ From Zero to Hero in 90 minutes flat Dunlop, specialist manufacturer of decorating fillers and smoothers, has launched a brand new rapiddrying filler as an addition to its revolutionary Pro Décor range. Now available at builders and decorators merchants across the country, Rapid Rescue Repair Filler with Hydroloc™ is perfect for quick fix or emergency repairs. Available in handy 1kg bags, Rapid Rescue helps decorators sort out the multitude of problems often faced before applying paint or wallpaper without having to wait hour or days to complete a job. Fully dry and hard in 90 minutes, 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 to concrete steps, to reliably fill and repair damage up to 50mm

Pinkgrip - what goes up wont come down PinkGrip from Everbuild – A Sika Company is, and always will be part of the winning team when it comes to adhesives, outperforming competitors when tested in the critical area of initial grab. Specifically formulated for the professional user, PinkGrip will stick just about anything on a building site both internally and externally. From concrete blocks and plaster coving to skirting boards and glass, if it needs sticking then you can trust PinkGrip to do the job. The incredible grabbing strength of PinkGrip not only removes the need to pin under the work piece but its revolutionary ‘Direct Bond’ eliminates the need for using the double-stick method, saving valuable time on a building site. Available in 350ml cartridges, the distinctive pink coloured adhesive is instantly recognisable and users can be assured that they are using a quality product that will become a toolbox staple as with PinkGrip, what goes up, won’t come down. ENQUIRY-Card 152

Protect against black mould with Forever White Hygienic Paint The Forever White range from Everbuild – A Sika Company is expanding with the addition of Forever White Paint, a hygienic paint that protects against black mould growth in bathrooms and areas of high humidity. For use on walls and ceilings, Forever White Hygienic Paint is ideal for showers, bathrooms, wetrooms and kitchens and contains SteriTouch® Antibacterial Protection. Forever White Hygienic Paint is fast drying allowing two coats to be applied in one day and dries to an exceptionally hard wearing finish that resists cracking and flaking. Highly versatile, this paint can be applied on a variety of substrates including concrete, brick, timber and ceramic tiles. Available in Arctic White in a Satin and Matt finish, the 2.5ltr tubs are printed with a highly attractive design in keeping with the Forever White brand. ENQUIRY-Card 153

Bostik extends sponsorship deal for EVO-STIK League Southern Leading adhesives and sealants provider Bostik has extended its sponsorship of The Southern Football League until at least the end of the 2016/17 season, furthering its support of grassroots football through its well-known brand, EVO-STIK.The deal means the league will continue to be known as The EVOSTIK League Southern for the remainder of the 2015/2016 season and into 2017, with an option for a fourth successive term. Commenting on the deal, Dale Poulton, Commercial Director of Bostik UK said: “We have a long-standing relationship with this tier of football, which includes our sponsorship of The Northern Premier League. The brand synergy is perfect and this agreement provides extensive exposure through the media, marketing campaigns and advertising in all stadia, programmes and on club websites.” ENQUIRY-Card 154

deep. Unlike other similar fillers on the market, Rapid Rescue is unique in containing Hydroloc™ technology. Hydroloc works by using the mix water as part of a chemical reaction to dry the filler, compared to traditional products that dry via water evaporation. This means that the product dries evenly, regardless of thickness, throughout in record time. After 20 minutes the product starts to begin its hardening process and can be easily cut or carved – perfect for repairing a missing piece of skirting board. Once dry and hard, Rapid Rescue can be sanded down, but you can also simply smooth it over with a damp sponge to achieve a perfect finish due to its superfine formulation. For more information visit rapid-rescue-repair-filler/ ENQUIRY-Card 568

Thirty years of unbeatable results Why Geocel Trade Mate is still the best in the business. It’s been helping tradesman get the job done for more than 30 years and after three decades at the top the Geocel Trade Mate range is still the best in the business. Offering the most comprehensive collection of highperformance sealants on the market, it provides a reliable product to suit every type of job. Easy to use and apply, quick to dry and promising long-lasting results, Geocel Trade Mate is a range users can rely on. Geocel Trade Mate Frame Seal is a simple solution for all kinds of external sealing jobs. There’s no need for primer and its unique formulation means it’s highly flexible and won’t crack or shrink. Geocel Trade Mate Glazing Seal is another popular solution offering perfect adhesion to internal and external glass and polycarbonate sheeting. ENQUIRY-Card 155

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52 Drainage/External Works & Landscapes . View our publication online at . February 2016 . The re-built athletics facilities at Harrow School included an IAAFstandard running track, facilities for long jump, high jump, discus and all the main athletics events, plus a water jump for the steeplechase and an area for the pole vault event – a relatively rare feature in UK school athletics facilities.

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Hauraton SPORTFIX components installed at the Harrow School sports complex include; drainage channels around the edge of the running track, sand traps and soft kerb edging around the long jump pit and a water jump kit on the steeplechase track. At any time in the UK, rain can stop play and on tennis hard courts the build-up of water can take some time to run away if attention has not been paid to the surface water drainage requirement. At Harrow School tennis courts this is not a problem as a discreet drainage channel run located just below the net efficiently drains away any excess rainwater. Over the years Hauraton have built up a fund of knowledge, second to none, of how to drain sports areas be they soccer grounds, athletic tracks or tennis courts. Other components in the SPORTFIX range include; Electrical distribution shafts, Service channels for cable management, pitch dish edging components and drainage channels specifically designed for artificial turf pitches. ENQUIRY-Card 572

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Yeoman Rainguard Help Reduce Maintenance Costs at Local Rugby Club. Yeoman Rainguard Rainwater Systems were first choice when a local rugby club required an attractive yet durable system as part of the club house refurbishment plans. West Leeds RUFC were over the moon after a second attempt at applying for support from Sport England’s “Inspired Facilities” fund was rewarded with a £74,000 grant. “The awarded money was great news for the club.” Explained Club Chairman, Phil Christopher “With the original building built in 1974 and costing more time and money to maintain, the fund gave us the opportunity to refresh and replace certain elements of the building.” The refurbishment work was carried out by S & C Builders of Wortley (Leeds) who along with extensive alterations to the interior of the club house also made a dramatic change to the grounds and exterior. As well as new Aluminium windows and door sets, rendering, car park and patio resurfacing and disabled access a new durable and stylish

Aluminium rainwater system and fascia manufactured and supplied by Yeoman Rainguard was installed. 75mm dia. down pipes and 125 x 100mm MOG gutters from Yeoman Rainguard’s eco-friendly SL range were installed and complemented with a Motif and a specially fabricated rainwater hopper with a smooth finish in RAL 7016 – an Anthracite Grey Colour – exactly matching the windows and doors whilst offering a pleasing contrast to the rendering. The timber fascia to the Club House which is various sizes around the roof line has been clad in bespoke “L” shaped Aluminium Fascia manufactured at Yeoman Rainguard’s workshops, again in a matching Anthracite Grey “The whole refurbishment, including the fitting of a sustainable rainwater system will dramatically reduce maintenance costs and also, as the building has become less demanding maintenance wise, will save many hours of work by volunteers.” Concluded Phil. For more information on

maintenance saving SL Aluminium rainwater systems contact Yeoman Rainguard on 0113 2795854, email or go to

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Polypipe makes sure of safety with new Ridgistorm-XL accessories range Polypipe, the UK’s leading manufacturer of sustainable drainage and water management products, is looking to further safeguard contractors and maintenance teams with the introduction of a new range of RIDGISTORMAccess Manhole accessories for its popular Ridgistorm-XL large diameter piping system. The range of manhole accessories includes Guardrail and Safety Chain Assemblies, both of which can be preinstalled into Polypipe’s range of Ridgistorm-XL manholes and chambers. Designed to prevent site workers from accidentally falling into outflow channels greater than 600mm in diameter, Polypipe’s new Guardrail Assembly acts as a vital safety barrier for RIDGISTORMAccess Manholes

and chambers greater than 900mm in diameter. For workers inside manholes, the Safety Chain Assembly acts as a lifeline to prevent workers being swept down outflow pipes. Offering a robust 3kN break strength, the Safety Chain Assembly is positioned across the outflow pipe at the end of the channel, offering a crucial point to grasp in the event of emergency. Along with the obvious health and safety benefits that both accessories offer, installation teams can also benefit from Polypipe’s ability to provide engineered solutions from the company’s dedicated manufacturing facility, with both accessories able to be prefabricated into chambers which are delivered to site as a onepiece modular unit ready for installation. The introduction of the new

range demonstrates Polypipe’s commitment to worker safety, and follows the introduction of the company’s Ridgistorm-XL Lifting Points. Designed to aid in the safe handling of Ridgistorm-XL chambers when loading, off-loading and

installing products on site, Ridgistorm-XL Lifting Points consist of three plastic lugs which are pre-welded by Polypipe’s in-house fabrications team to ensure the safe manoeuvring of manholes and chambers up to 2,500kg in weight. Speaking on the launch of the range, Emma Nicholls, Marketing Manager at Polypipe Civils, said: “Whilst we’re always keen to communicate the benefits that our Ridgistorm-XL system offer, particularly those that reduce time and labour costs for our customers, there can be nothing more important than the welfare of workers. As such we’re delighted to be adding two excellent products to our Ridgistorm-XL family that we’re sure will make our large diameter piping system even more popular.

“From our Ridgistorm-XL Lifting Points to our new manhole safety accessories, we’re able to offer reduced health and safety risks throughout the lifetime of our systems. Any time that a worker needs to access the system, such as during maintenance and inspection activities, we want them to feel confident that their safety has been a primary consideration.” The new Ridgistorm-XL Chamber Accessories are available for specification now. For more information please download the Civils and Infrastructure Product Guide from our website toolbox: visit or call our Technical Team on +44 (0)1509 615100

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Luxury communal gardens for residents A stone’s throw from South Bank, BREEAM certified London Square development, Bermondsey Village, is located at the corner of Lamb Walk and Morocco Street. A mixed-use new build, the scheme provides luxury apartments with a communal garden area and balconies, which required a clever roofing solution from Sika Sarnafil, Sky Garden and Contour Roofing. The design of the building means of protecting a building reflects the eclectic and from the elements, but now it exciting architectural context is increasingly being seen as a of the surrounding area. The valuable space that can be modern style of the apartments utilised. The client needed a sustainable required a roofing solution that biodiverse, would look stunning and offer communal garden and roof as high performance. At one time, part of the project. a roof was once seen only as a The project was split into three

parts – the accessible green roof for residents on the first floor, then the green roof and brown roof at a higher level. These were chosen for their aesthetic values (as they could be seen from surrounding buildings) and to assist with the disposal of rainwater. The project was originally specified in hot melt. However, this product specification wasn’t possible, as it wouldn’t give the desired aesthetic finish required by the client and architect. The client wanted an ‘all singing, all dancing’ solution that would deliver superior performance and a flawless finish, in line with the luxury flats. Jonathan Woods, Contour Roofing, suggested using Sika products, as the roofing project was complex and expansive, requiring expert advice and planning. He explained that Sika give the best for support to both contractor and client, and would be the ideal option. It was a challenge to change the specification at a late stage, but Contour, working in close partnership with Sika, provided a solution that met, and exceeded, the client’s expectations. Work was done to cover the main roof, balconies and

podium over a car park using a full warm ballasted system with Sarnafil G410-18EL Light Grey as the main roof sheet and Sarnafil G410-15EL Light Grey and S327-15EL Light Grey for the flashings. The design of the communal gardens was intricate and detailed, especially around roof lights, podium and upstands. Sikalastic Liquid Applied Membrane was used on some of the detail areas and the balconies, demonstrating the great compatibility between Sika’s various roofing products. All work was finished to an extremely high standard, as was the aesthetic requirement of the client, achieving a 20 year guarantee from Sika. Sky Garden, the UK’s leading independent specialist company for green roofs and podium landscaping, worked with Contour and Sika, providing expert advice on biodiverse habitat creation and living roof design. Sky Garden provided technical support and

information for the hard and soft podium landscaping, biodiverse habitat creation and green roof requirements, to ensure the systems met all BREEAM ‘Very Good’ certification, planning and client requirements for the project. As a residential development, it was imperative for Sky Garden and Contour to complete the podium works to a very high standard so that new homeowners could move in to a welcoming ‘green’ environment, complete with amenity areas, communal seating, lawns, timber pergolas and established planting. Sky Garden worked closely throughout the project with partners at Contour Roofing, Sika and London Square, to ensure that the challenges of strict budget, tight programme and midLondon site with restricted access were all met successfully.

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Breathing new life into an historic barn in the Cotswolds When Mr & Mrs Shackle purchased a listed cottage and outbuilding in the heart of the historic market town of Cirencester, they had very clear ideas of the high standard in which it was to be renovated. The Grade II Listed property, situated on an old Roman road, consisted of the main house and an old outbuilding. The smithy had been severely damaged by fire and the roof was rebuilt under the strict supervision of English Heritage and the local Conservation Officer, to ensure that the integrity of the building remained true to its historic past. After 12 months of renovation, both the house and barn are near completion and the Shackles have created a stunning new contemporary living space throughout. This is

particularly true of the old smithy, which now acts as the couple’s main living quarters. Clever use of light from what was a dark unwelcoming environment, has maximized every inch of space available and breathed new life into the beautiful old historic building. Mrs Shackle said: “Having given up my job as a project manager, to give this project my full attention, I have been able to source the right materials to achieve the desired look through meticulous research. It was extremely important for us to make sure all the materials

used were sympathetic to the character of the building, and we simply weren’t prepared to compromise on quality.” Following extensive research for the most suitable rooflights to match their high specifications and, of course, would be acceptable to the Conservation Department, the Shackles selected the Lumen Conservation Rooflight. This product, which authentically replicates a traditional Victorian design, is specifically designed for installation in period properties. With a low profile design and fine lines of steel the Lumen Conservation

rooflight blends beautifully with the modern day architectural look the Shackles were trying to create. Mrs Shackle said: “We have been particularly impressed with the design of the Lumen Conservation rooflight as it is unobtrusive and sympathetic to the external architecture of the building. Our Architect was particularly pleased with the design and it has been one of the more simplistic elements of an otherwise complex and complicated renovation.” Lumen rooflights also benefit from a high specification of glazing including Pilkington

Activ self-cleaning glass, a solid American Ash timber liner and a choice of solid brass winding mechanisms for the interior aspect. It is these quality touches that have really impressed the Shackles. Mrs Shackle said: “We have been so impressed with Lumen and their rooflight. It’s well made with a beautiful wood surround on the inside, which softens the look. It also has a slim line frame, which maximizes the light coming in and the custom made blinds give a smart, snug appearance.

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The Clement Conservation Rooflight For the team at Clement’s the design brief was simple…. Replicate a 150 year old pattern but give it the specification that today’s discerning clients would demand thereby providing great traditional looks and high performance. Based upon a mid 19th century original the Clement Conservation Rooflight has been designed to give an appearance of a traditional product combined with modern day performance. Produced to the highest quality standards of ISO 9001 this stunning rooflight is a masterpiece of engineering. Each one is hand made by our own team of highly skilled craftsmen and no two are exactly the same each having its own character as with any truly bespoke product.

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FAKRO Gable Roof System transforms flat roofs

Velux® hits the road with National Tour

The FAKRO EFR Flat Roof Gable System provides an easy-to-install 120° duopitch flat roof conversion. Standard FAKRO windows are used (supplied separately) with the prefabricated gable structure which contains a thermally insulated wooden frame, EPS panels, auxiliary rafters and a complete set of flashings. It has opened up the design scope for flat and low pitch roofs and enables all forms of FAKRO roof window and accessories to be installed. The basic version is available for window widths of 78 and 114 cm and a height of 118 cm. An optional lining is available for use with the inner facing. ENQUIRY-Card 159

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new white-painted roof window range Leading roof window manufacturer, the VELUX Group, is on the road for the next four months to unveil its new whitepainted roof window range to customers. The VELUX 2016 Tour will visit 250 venues across the UK and Ireland from 1 of March until the end of July to give installers and suppliers a first look at the new whitepainted roof window range, developed to meet demand for a contemporary alternative to traditional pine. All installers who attend the event will have the chance to win over £75,000 of rewards and exclusive prizes on the day including a brand new Vauxhall Vivaro van worth over £20,000, Makita Drill Sets and white iPad minis. Everyone who pre-registers at or and attends an event will receive an instant win scratch card with a guaranteed VELUX Reward worth between £5 and £50. Attendees will also be able to take a virtual tour of the VELUX factory. ENQUIRY-Card 156

Bumper year for Suffolk Rooflight Company as they raise the bar A Suffolk rooflight company are toasting an exceptional year in business which saw them become world leaders in their industry. Sunsquare, based in Bury St Edmunds, became the first company supplying and fitting flat roof skylights to be awarded the BSI Kitemark. The Kitemark, which is the world’s most recognisable mark of quality, has seen Sunsquare raise the bar for industry excellence in a previously unregulated sector. Justin Seldis, Director of Sunsquare, said: “Prior to our BSI Kitemark, the roof skylight industry has been completely unregulated. “I’m proud to say that we’ve changed the way the industry will have to operate in the future. A kitemark is the highest mark of quality so I would advise clients only to buy from companies whose product is recognised in this way.”

Leading experts highlight risk for residents in older apartment blocks Smoke ventilation in communal areas can make all the difference between life and death, and repair and rebuild. One of the country’s best known smoke ventilation manufacturers, Whitesales, is pressing to highlight the importance of sound fire safety design in flats, after a series of fires around the country revealed a historical lack of strategy. Smoke ventilation is one area where making the right decision can mean the difference between life and death, and repairing or rebuilding. That’s because smoke overpowers people before they have time to escape. In fact, smoke inhalation kills more people than the flames consuming the building. There are numerous causes of domestic fire, from arson through to the far more common: electrical faults, candles left unmonitored and kitchen incidents such as chip pan fires. ENQUIRY-Card 157 ENQUIRY-Card 158

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

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