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PRODUCT & COMPANY NEWS MARMOX: A development of 25 new properties for a leading social housing provider, located close to Minehead on the Bristol Channel, is making use of Thermoblock


TOOLS & EQUIPMENT BOSCH: Do you suffer from ‘charge anxiety’? Loss of productivity through flat power tool batteries could be a thing of the past, thanks to new thinking from Bosch Professional Powertools. Publisher Lawrence T. McDermott Sales Manager David Steade Production Manager Wendy Harris Please send PR to: Editorial Co-Ordinator Circulation Manager Cherie Allen For magazine information, advertising rates or to subscribe please visit our website at : www.McDermott McDermott Publishing Limited The Builder, McDermott Chambers, 2 The Green, Kings Norton, Birmingham B38 8SD Enquiries Tel: 0121 451 3037 . Fax: 0121 459 2179 Subscriptions & Delivery The Builder is available to non-qualifying UK readers for an annual subscription of £23.50 including postage ($49 US for all other countries). Single copies UK £4.00 overseas $5 US.A financial contribution has been made towards the cost of certain articles appearing in this publication.All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by means without the express prior written consent of the publisher. The contents of The Builder are subject to reproduction information storage and retrieval systems.© 2014 MBR Publications Ltd

Graduates switch to trades for degree of Job satisfaction Corporate downsizing and a desire for greater job satisfaction are leading to a rising number of graduates switching to careers as tradesmen and women, according to an annual industry survey. IronmongeryDirect invited 10,000 tradespeople to take part in the annual study and found a 31% increase in the numbers of graduates working across a range of trades such as builders, joiners and shop fitters. The trend suggests that high rates of unemployment and the wave of redundancies following the financial crash in 2008, have pushed more graduates into rethinking their future career options and picking up a trade with many entrepreneurial graduates opting for selfemployment. Researchers point out that

graduates may also be seeking a higher degree of job satisfaction. Tradespeople score the love for their job as an average of 8 out of 10 – with 69% scoring job satisfaction at 8 out of 10 or higher. This compares to the average score in the population as a whole of 6 out of 10 - with just 54% scoring job satisfaction as 8 or higher. Wayne Lysaght-Mason, managing director at IronmongeryDirect, said: “These results are indicative of the rising status of tradespeople within the UK. The stereotypical image of the White Van Man is dead and gone, with tradespeople increasingly viewed as highly professional, skilled entrepreneurs with many running their own successful businesses. “It’s not hard to understand

why therefore, with many graduates affected by the economic downturn of recent years and having to compromise on their original career choices, they are opting to take their future into their own hands and learn skills that will always be in demand.” The study also found that tradespeople are almost three times more likely to be their own boss and that

The NEW Sanicubic XL Saniflo has unveiled its largest lifting station yet and incorporated pioneering technology for the swift and efficient discharge of large volumes of black waste water. The Sanicubic XL has a large 120 litre tank capacity and can take waste water from multiple appliances at any one time in situations where traditional drainage doesn’t allow, is too difficult to access or too expensive to install. Ann Boardman is Marketing Manager for Saniflo; “We’re delighted to introduce the Sanicubic XL to our product portfolio. It really takes us in to the larger commercial applications and offers another plumbing solution to architects, builders, installers and users alike.”

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prospects for those working in trades have continued to improve in the last twelve months, only 6% of trade businesses reported that they were finding it hard to get work, an 8% improvement on last year’s situation. ENQUIRY-Card 589

ULTEX – MADE FOR THE TRADE Known for their innovative and high quality products, Ultex is fast becoming a recognised brand amongst the professional trade. One of the most popular and highly recommended products are their TCT circular saw blades, available in three ranges: Trade, Ultra & Multipurpose. Although ‘entry level’, the Ultex Trade range is far from basic! Each blade is manufactured under the highest standards and latest safety compliance. The tension plates incorporate precision laser cut slits; decreasing vibration and resonance while cutting, providing a longer service life and reducing stress on the saw motor. The blade teeth are accurately aligned at a positive or negative angle for optimised performance for use with either a circular saw or mitre saw respectively. Also suitable for cordless saws and table saws, the extensive range of blades come with multiple tooth counts across nine diameters producing coarse, medium, fine and extra fine cuts. With such an array of blades, the Ultex Trade range is suitable for all types of woods, including specialised aluminium cutting blades available in four diameters. Currently Ultex TCT blades are BUY ONE GET ONE FREE across all saw blades in the Trade range, which can be purchased exclusively from ITS here: For more information on Ultex and other products they have to offer, visit ENQUIRY-Card 590

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04 Product & Company News

The REHAU Hub launches at London Building Centre REHAU has officially launched its new REHAU Hub at The Building Centre in Store Street. On the 10th anniversary of the opening of its first small office in The Building Centre, REHAU hosted a launch party for architects, specifiers, contractors and trade and retail customers to reveal its

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impressive new 82m² exhibition space, complete with extensive product displays and dedicated meeting and presentation areas. Speaking at the event, REHAU’s UK Chief Executive Martin Hitchin said: “It’s now estimated that around 80% of all building projects in the UK are influenced by an individual who is based in London, so our presence here has never been more important.” He continued: “The new REHAU Hub is designed to

demonstrate not only our abilities as a manufacturer of cutting edge products but also our strengths as a solutions provider and design consultant and, as such, it will benefit not only REHAU but all of our customers who work in the commercial sector.” The new REHAU Hub is a permanent display of REHAU’s range of energy efficient building products ranging from Passivhaus certified window and curtain walling systems to district heating and chilled ceiling solutions. It showcases the products for visitors to see and touch for

themselves, and also includes a screen animation illustrating how these products can be used in domestic and commercial applications. The REHAU Hub is a key element in the ‘Knowhau’ package which REHAU now offers to architects and consultants. It provides a London base for its team of specialist commercial sales managers who support specification teams with product and planning advice, training and CPD seminars, and gives the many visitors to The Building Centre an insight into the scale and resources behind the familiar REHAU brand. The response to the new exhibition space during the relaunch was very positive. Rick Hutchinson from Mitsubishi Electric said: “This was my first look at some of the products

Rinnai staff make charity walk & raise money for John Holt Cancer Foundation Leading hvac product manufacturer Rinnai has recently completed a Charity Walk for the John Holt Cancer Support Foundation. Almost all Rinnai staff were involved in the event which followed the Sandstone Trail through Delamere Forest and finishing at Frodsham in Cheshire. The event raised a significant amount for the charity, which has a special significance for one member of the Rinnai staff, Paul Shelbourne.

which REHAU produces and sells in the UK and I was impressed by the quality and innovation on display.” Marta Strand of MKS Architects added: “I previously only knew REHAU as an underfloor heating supplier but now that I’ve seen the REHAU Hub I realise that it is so much more.” And Steve Barker from Climatec Windows said: “For REHAU customers like us working in the commercial sector this is a great resource. It’s the perfect location here in The Building Centre and will act as an extension of our own showroom with all of the most advanced REHAU window, door and curtain walling solutions on permanent display.” ENQUIRY-Card 501

“I was delighted to take part” said Paul, “as it obviously meant a lot to me and I hope to be involved in more fund raising activities for the charity. Almost everyone gets affected by cancer – we all know someone who has lost relatives and friends, so the more we can help the quicker we can, hopefully, beat this awful disease.” Rinnai stages a major charity event every year as part of its own corporate responsibility charter. The company is the UK’s foremost manufacturing supplier of hot water systems for all commercial, institutional and domestic sites with a comprehensive range of continuous flow gas fired appliances – plus a full range of ancillary products such as flues, controls and bespoke systems. Says Rinnai managing director Tony Gittings, “We see events such as this as being an essential part of our responsibility and Rinnai will be taking part in many more in the years to come. It was heartening to see all staff readily volunteer to help and participate in this fund raising event and I would like to thank all of those who made their very generous and welcome donations.” ENQUIRY-Card 500

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UNRIV VALLED STYLE AND A PERFORMA ANCE. The Dales Collection of composite doors now offeers more choice of colours with a stylish French Blue and rich Royal Magenta addeed to the heritage range. range There are n new Eurocell-designed Eurocell designed hardware options too – satin silver offers a sophisticated alternative to chrome, while satin blaack is sure to be a hit with lovers of the t traditional look. Made from high-quality stainless steel, the additional furniture ranges come with the same market-leading 25-year guarantee.

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Mapei unveils its exclusive London Showroom Mapei is proud to announce the launch of its Showroom in Clerkenwell, London. Mapei, the world’s leading manufacturer of adhesive and chemical products for the construction industry is pleased to announce the opening of its UK Showroom based in the architectural design area Great Sutton Street, Clerkenwell, London. The impressive Showroom, designed by Marco Manzoni from Mapei SpA, was unveiled to key customers on Thursday 2nd July and was officially opened by Adriana Spazzoli, Operational Marketing & Communications Director and Veronica Squinzi Global Development Director, together with the Mapei UK Joint Managing Director’s Phil Breakspear and Mark Louch. To celebrate the opening the Italian Ambassador Pasquale Terracciano came to show support and Guest Speaker

Lord Digby Jones of Birmingham Kt, was invited to provide insight into the future of the British and European Economy.

The showroom is a first for the Mapei Group and demonstrates the relationship between Manufacturer and Architect, from technical expertise and innovation, to providing bespoke project solutions in the UK and internationally. Each of the 15 product lines is displayed in the Showroom through a series of textured

samples and prestigious project references, accompanied by installation videos and supporting literature; offering Architects, contractors and designers alike a comprehensive guide for specifying Mapei products. Mapei’s Specification and Technical Teams are on hand throughout the year together with the training team, to provide practical and theory based guidance on the selection, installation and Adriana Spazzoli, Operational Marketing maintenance of Mapei & Communications Director products - through a calendar of dedicated CPD The Showroom has been fitted presentations. out using a range of Mapei products; in particular the floor The technical CPD and walls have been finished presentations cover a range of with Ultratop Loft - a new topics such as; Fast Track highly decorative, unique wall Screeds, Avoiding Ceramic Tiling and floor coating, suitable for Failures, Sub Floor Preparation residential, commercial and and Successful waterproofing industrial applications. and many more. The CPD presentation room has

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Marmox Thermoblock specified for affordable Passivhaus Project A development of 25 new properties for a leading social housing provider, located close to Minehead on the Bristol Channel, is making use of Thermoblock from Marmox in order to meet the very stringent airtightness and insulation standards demanded under PassivHaus guidelines. The project for Hastoe Housing, is seeing Halsall Construction Limited build a total of 20 houses to full PassivHaus requirements, while a further five also offer excellent energy performance. Bristol Based GCP is the approved architectural designer, which specified Thermoblock to address the challenging floor-wall junction around the perimeter of each property. Thermoblock is available in several widths from 100 mm upwards to suit different wall constructions and features miniature columns of concrete encapsulated within high performance insulation. ENQUIRY-Card 100

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UK has world’s most costly diesel New Aico 160e Series The Fuelcard People has pointed out The next step in alarm evolution that UK companies now pay more for diesel than they would anywhere else in the world. Steve Clarke, group marketing manager, cited the latest research by, published on June 22, 2015. He said: “It made headlines that the UK is back into the world ‘Top Ten’ for petrol prices, but nobody seems to have noticed the diesel chart. Of more than 170 countries surveyed, we have the world’s most expensive diesel.” The research, cited regularly by the world’s broadcast, print and online media, includes an explanation for internationally differing prices. Steve Clarke said: “There is no mystery to the UK’s embarrassing position. Each nation buys oil on the same global markets, but then imposes its own taxes. The price on our forecourts includes 59% for diesel, 61% for petrol. Having to pay the highest fuel duty in Europe is crippling our economy and hindering the recovery.” ENQUIRY-Card 101

Aico, UK’s market leader in domestic mains powered Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) detection, unveils the latest in Smoke and Heat Alarm technology with its new 160e Series. With over £280 million of the 160 Series alarms sold to date, the new 160e Series builds on this high quality, reliable and proven technology to produce a cleaner, modern designed alarm containing a whole raft of enhancements to increase protection and performance. The alarms have been completely redesigned to lend themselves to suiting most modern properties and to complement the latest Aico accessories. S new 160e design is up to 18% The slimmer when compared to the previous 160RC Series alarms allowing them to be less obtrusive in the room, whilst maintaining the same easi-fit footprint making it simple to upgrade from previous Aico alarms. ENQUIRY-Card 102

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All sub-contractors across the country are being invited to learn more about the Durisol UK insulated concrete formwork construction system with free training sessions offered by the company. The increasing popularity of the ICF system has resulted in rapid growth for the manufacturer, Durisol UK. They are looking to continue this growth by inviting more builders and sub-contractors to get handson experience with the product range. With an increased number of quoted jobs, Durisol UK are looking to partner with builders and subcontractors to build with their system. The Durisol block system is the annual “Large made from softwood shreds that come from pallets or waste from a sawmill which, when mixed with a specially formulated cementitious compound, is formed into a mould. Quick and easy to build with, even in difficult weather conditions, the Durisol ICF system can be built without the need for specialist skills or equipment. ENQUIRY-Card 103

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components - Crown Trade High Build Rust Inhibiting Metal Primer, Crown Trade High Build Micaceous Iron Oxide and Crown Trade High Performance Gloss for Metal. These products have been developed to offer a choice of ten or fifteen years’ protection, depending on the system applied. Crown Trade’s Protective Coatings T-Wash is also available for use to ensure that new galvanised metal is correctly prepared prior to painting. The system is easy to apply, offers a wide-range of colour choice and has a premium formulation that provides a decorative finish and protects for years against the most challenging elements. As well as the metalwork protection system, Crown Trade Protective Coatings also includes Crown Trade Fast Drying Cladding Finish, which enables decorators to offer clients an economical and effective way to refurbish and protect their buildings at a masterstroke. Developed specifically to

adhere to pre-coated and weathered metal cladding and other external features that have become dull and discoloured over time, this water-based, single pack coating breathes new life into tired exteriors - transforming metal cladded surfaces with an easy to achieve refurbishment process. Available in a wide-range of colours, the system opens up opportunities to refurbish buildings in environments including retail sites, sports halls and warehouses. Once completed, it offers surface protection and good looks for up to eight years. ENQUIRY-Card 508

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12 Damp Proofing & Porous Surface Treatments

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Cavitrays Eliminate Chance DPC’s and cavity trays over lintels should rise a minimum of 150mm in the cavity according to Building Regulations, LABC and Premier Guarantee. NHBC allows 140mm conditional on at least 100mm of it rising through a defined clear cavity area. But several anomalies can arise where openings are 1200mm wide or less and lintels are low profile with 150mm bearings.

problem if the accompanying DPC/ tray only overhangs the lintel ends by a small amount (NHBC state not less than 25mm). In face brickwork the first perp joint available to receive the stopend can be 225mm away from the opening edge (a whole brick) unless the face brickwork breaks bond. A greater projection beyond the lintel end is therefore required. Similarly, the limited lintel height means any accompanying DPC/tray rising above it needs support to hold it up and prevent distortion, but is there a conveniently located bed joint in the inner skin at the right height to provide this? Using a preformed cavitray can overcome such shortfalls and provide benefits. The Type C cavitray is preformed, self supporting and tensioned to take up the

A preformed cavitray protects the opening, removes the chance of DPC distortion / error and always provides a perp appropriate to receive the stopends, regardless of how the coursings fall across the head course. Also shown is caviweep to evacuate arrested water.

The regulation-compliance protection missing on this opening can be provided with a cavitray. The absence of an inner skin bed joint in a convenient place does not raise a problem when using self-supporting trays.

cavity width. It harmonizes with the lintel and construction detail. Protection over every opening is consistent and compliant with every cavitray extending sufficiently beyond the lintel ends to always pick up a perp joint - so locating the stopends correctly is not a problem. Where a drip lip is required across the opening head (NHBC 6.1 D.6) the preformed Type C is able to positively provide it – difficult to achieve using roll DPC? Adding Type C cavitrays when scheduling your lintels can banish site fabrication chance and waste. Type C cavitrays can be packaged per plot, assisting site, stock and cost controls and are offered in profiles to suit your site requirement + bespoke service. The Type C cavitray for consistent compliant construction from Cavity Trays of Yeovil. The only cavity tray

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Roller On Water Off Sovereign provide a comprehensive range of Water Repellents in either liquid or cream formulations, such as the Company’s top selling Weather-Chek Façade Cream, which provide a highly effective barrier to penetrating dampness. Part of the Company’s marketleading range of remedial damp proofing and treatment products, these easily applied, clear drying treatments are ideal for a wide variety of brick, stone, concrete, masonry, render and other porous surfaces. Park Road, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 4EQ.

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Damp Proofing & Porous Surface Treatments13 from using DPCs in exterior walls – free-standing garden, boundary and dwarf walls, for example – as the health and safety repercussions could be disastrous. “By actually adding strength, BricLoc represents the first, truly viable DPC solution for free-standing exterior walls. It makes it possible to damp proof such walls without endangering health and safety and could potentially save

the wall. BricLoc has no unsightly side effects and effectively safeguards against the moisture ingress that can lead to frost blight, efflorescence and moss growth. “There's been a great response to the product so far. The Brick Development Association loved the idea, giving us positive comment and encouragement before BricLoc even went into production, and we're currently

NEW BricLoc studded DPC strengthens the bond between courses BricLoc, an innovative new studded damp proof coursing product, is set to revolutionise damp proofing in exterior walls, with significant benefits for architects, specifiers, contractors, homeowners and more. Drawing on years of specialist brickwork experience, Lancashire's DPC Products Ltd. created BricLoc (patent pending) to address the multiple shortcomings of existing DPCs. It is UK-designed and manufactured and fully CE-certified. Designer and Co-Director, Daniel Cooper explains: “What

BricLoc offers that traditional DPCs can't match is its ability to resist 'slip' and 'twist' in walls, increasing strength and promoting safety – particularly in the crucial stage while the mortar is 'going off'. We achieved this with a unique studded profile, which – as the name suggests – 'locks' the bricks above and below, preventing one course from shearing from its neighbour. “The studs to BricLoc's lower surface displace the surrounding mortar, compacting it against the surface of the DPC. Similarly, the recesses above fill with mortar, 'keying' the adjacent

courses with one another. We gave the product to Lucideon (formerly CERAM) – independent testers of building products – who found the bond created was even stronger than that between brick and mortar alone! “Currently, the use of a DPC is a legal requirement only for walls in buildings. Traditional DPCs can compromise the bond between courses – particularly in low-loaded walls – potentially jeopardising their structural integrity and making them more likely to topple under force. That's why architects, specifiers and contractors often shy away

thousands in remedial costs, renovation and even legal bills! As such, we firmly believe the legal requirement for DPC use should now be extended to include all exterior walls. “Bricklayers will instantly feel at home with BricLoc. It aligns perfectly with three-hole and 'frogged' bricks, is easy to cut to length, overlap and form corner joints, and there's no need to waste time or money on training, specialist equipment or hazardous torch bonding. “Torch-bonded bitumen-based DPCs often 'leach out', jeopardising the aesthetic of

in talks with one of the UKs leading residential property developers with a view to specifying BricLoc DPC in all their new-build properties. “This product stands to have a really positive effect on the industry and we're excited to see what the future holds!” For more information and a video showing how BricLoc works, visit or search for 'BricLoc' on YouTube. ENQUIRY-Card 514

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16 Tools, Site Equipment & Workwear

Get To Grips With The NEW Range of Hand Saws As most discerning craftsmen know, Hultafors' can deliver just about anything you need for measuring, levelling and marking; striking, cutting and chopping; even prying and wrecking. So these really are a range of Tools that can handle tough applications, last for ages and feel right when you're working on site.   Now thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a new addition to the Hultafors Toolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; portfolio â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a range of premium quality Hand Saws - marketleading products for all-round, on-site use with a handful of unique features that will make them highly sought-after products. So what makes these saws really different? Take a look at the unique blade tip for an easier start and ongoing sawing motion; the easy-to-use blade exchange system; the extra-stable precision blade; the ergonomic handle and the unique blade protection system. ENQUIRY-Card 104

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Design-led Italian company U-Power is proud to announce the launch of its new, non-slip, sporty safety footwear range, Flat Out. Inspired by Italian rally driving wear, the passion of U-Powerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owner, this unbelievably comfortable new collection holds nothing back. Flat Out footwear comes in a variety of attractive colours and styles, features the best quality materials and an array of the most up-do-date safety technologies on the market. U-Powerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desirable Flat Out footwear boasts an outstanding slip resistance of 0,71, way above the European Standard of 0,32, thanks to its newly-conceived PU/PUTR sole, and is therefore ideal for use in construction, or other environments where there is a risk of slipping.

Makita celebrates its centenary in 2015 and to mark this industrial milestone an additional swathe of high performance accessories has been added to this already comprehensive range. Based on the thesis that there is no point in investing in a high quality tool and then buying the cheapest available drill bit or blade, the Makita accessory products are paired with the appropriate machines to deliver the maximum performance in operation. Amongst the new range of products are thin cut-off wheels that are ideally suited to use with cordless tools but can equally be used with mains grinders to cut steel and stainless steel. These 0.8mm fast-cutting wheels are available in 115mm and 125mm diameter and deliver a fine cut that leaves fewer burrs on the material edges and less swarf residue from the cutting action. ENQUIRY-Card 105 ENQUIRY-Card 106 ENQUIRY-Card 107

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Do More With BoSS This Summer With schools, colleges and other educational institutions striving to create attractive yet safe environments for students, it’s vital to carry out as much maintenance work as possible during the summer holidays. Whether you’re decorating and plastering or replacing the electrics and plumbing, work is done on an extremely tight schedule during this period, which is why your tools need to be as efficient as you are. The BoSS X-Series is a tough, professional and manually propelled range of micro powered access platforms that allows you to carry out a multitude of tasks. Within the range, BoSS has developed the Self-Propelled BoSS X3X-SP micro scissor lift which offers a host of class leading features such as the tilt sensor and auto braking for safe and space efficient working. ENQUIRY-Card 108

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Dickies are pleased to announce a Do you suffer from ‘charge anxiety’? Stihl & CS Skills awards join forces Loss of productivity through flat power STIHL GB, Skanska and Cskills Awards, new Mobile Showroom As Dickies attend well over 200 events every year and especially during the busy summer and autumn period this will give us greater coverage across the country to help us support our customers at their Trade and Open Days or larger events that they may be attending such as County shows, or other specific events usually open to the general public. Dickies now attend all the British Super Bike rounds in the UK so traveling around the country puts an enormous strain on allowing coverage for all the other events so an extra vehicle will definitely help to keep customers happy. The new vehicle is a Vauxhall Movano with a bespoke body suitably equipped with pull out sides and a pull up panel to enlarge its sales and exhibition area in front of the Mobile Showroom. It comes equipped with specialist garment hanging rails, footwear display unit, stock cupboards, sunken LED lighting, counter and a changing room with a mirror, in fact everything needed to attend a busy event. ENQUIRY-Card 109 ENQUIRY-Card 521

tool batteries could be a thing of the past, thanks to new thinking from Bosch Professional Powertools. With its ‘Wireless Charging System’, Bosch has become the first supplier in the world to harness the advantages of inductive energy transfer to keep cordless tools power-ready. In essence, this new approach is similar in principle to that of a contactless toothbrush charging station. Aimed initially at professionals operating in fixed locations, the idea is that whenever the tool is not being used it should be placed on the charging unit in the user’s work station. Tools can be left on the charger indefinitely or placed there for just a few minutes at a time between jobs. While the system’s main benefit is that jobs are never interrupted or delayed by lack of charge or, worse still, the search for a charged-up replacement battery, the profitability advantage doesn’t end there. ENQUIRY-Card 110

the awarding organistion of CITB, held an event last month in light of their collaboration that will help to ensure the construction industry is trained and qualified following an increase in petrol cut-off saw injuries. The event aimed to raise awareness for the Cskills Awards training qualification for cut-off saw users and encourage organisations to register to upskill their employees. It was also announced that the course now includes abrasive wheel training, so delegates no longer need to attend two separate courses to gain certification. Attended by more than 30 industry representatives including Hire Association Europe (HAE) and Redrow Homes, the event was hailed a success and a step in the right direction for the industry by event-goers. ENQUIRY-Card 111 ENQUIRY-Card 522

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Altitude Height Safety Many professions, work environments and tasks involve activity above or even below ground level, meaning workers are exposed to the risk of falling a distance liable to cause injury – or even death. As well as a moral obligation to ensure those workers’ safety, employers must comply with myriad legal duties with regard to work at height. Training is a crucial part of compliance, as employers must understand how to plan and manage work at height safely so that workers can carry it out without incurring harm to themselves, or causing it to others. Altitude™ Height Safety – a brand new company within the JSP Group – is dedicated to providing quality height safety and rescue training for all industry sectors. The company recently launched an initial programme of five courses covering the main elements of working at height for employers and their workers.

safest and most suitable work methods and equipment via risk assessment and the hierarchy of controls. •Personal fall protection equipment: selection, use and maintenance – this half-day, classroom-based course covers selection, safe use and appropriate

inspection and maintenance regimes for a range of fall-protection equipment. Correct fitting and adjustment of safety harnesses and pre-use checking of equipment are also addressed. •Inspection of personal fall protection equipment – a full day course

• Introduction to working at height – a half-day, classroom-based session that provides a comprehensive overview for those new to working at height. The course helps delegates identify the

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with the knob on the laser’s housing then used to finely adjust them manually for guaranteed accuracy. The laser lines can be pivoted to a target position without losing the position of the plumb-line dot, making this clever multi-line laser the ideal tool for positioning partition walls with U-profiles, with the laser able to be placed flat against a surface and the height easily adjusted. For quick and accurate plumb bobbing, the layout can be transferred from the floor to the ceiling, with tradesmen able to work directly on the laser lines, which are very bright, narrow and clean. With a measuring distance of 20m with a visible line and compatible with a REC 210 Line receiver for working with ranges up to 60m using pulsed laser lines, the Stabila LAX400 can be used for measuring out over

•Planning and managing work at height – this full-day course is suitable for those who plan, manage or supervise work-at-height activity and covers hazard identification, risk assessment, accident reporting, inspection and maintenance regimes and planning for rescue. •Rescue from height – it is imperative that employers and sites have plans in place to deal with emergencies at height, so this full-day, practical course gives delegates the knowledge and skills to rescue someone who, in the event of a fall, is incapacitated, suspended, or in a position requiring emergency selfevacuation. All courses can be held on the client’s site, so there are no travel and accommodation costs for delegates, and time off work is kept to a minimum. Delegates are trained in the environment in which they work, in small groups of six or 12, by experienced JSP tutors. To find out more, or to book a course, or call 01993 824000. ENQUIRY-Card 524

Versatile crossline laser Leading measuring tools manufacturer Stabila has extended its family of multiline laser levels, with the launch of the LAX400, available in the UK through Hyde. Helping builders layout work and position walls, electricians to transfer heights, plumbers to transfer marking points, tillers work more productively and carpenters to make perfect height alignments, the Stabila LAX400 is a versatile piece of kit for all tradesmen. Delivering an unrivalled level of accuracy and precision, this professional multi-line laser produces a 360° horizontal line for marking, alignment and levelling around the entire room. Featuring Stabila’s MANUALALIGNMENT technology, the LAX400 forms a 90° angle from two vertical lines,

comprising theory and practice this is aimed at those responsible for conduction three or six-monthly recorded inspections of harness, lanyards and fall-arresters.

both short and long distances. With a stable aluminium housing cover to protect the horizontal laser optics, the LAX400 is dust and splash water protected and encased in a shock-absorbent Stabila soft grip casing to make it tough enough to withstand general wear and tear. Stabila products are available in the UK through Hyde. For more information call 0121 705 7987 or ENQUIRY-Card 525

Innovation from Brickworker is a cut above

Making a straight cut through stone floor tiles, flag stones and paving slabs just got a lot simpler, thanks to the Slab Cutting Guide, a simple yet clever and effective idea from Brickworker, available in the UK through Hyde. This patented, innovative device locks simply and quickly on to the slab or tile, enabling a safe and accurate straight cut to be achieved, when using either a 12” or 14” disc cutter. Made from sturdy stainless steel, the Slab Cutting Guide from Brickworker helps

tradesmen work more efficiently, accurately and safely whether cutting paving slabs or natural stone. The Slab Cutting Guide puts paid to having to mark out lines before cutting freehand. With many tradesmen opting to break HSE guidelines in order to cut dry, rather than risking water from a wet cut mixing with dust and making the marking virtually impossible to see, the Slab Cutting Guide offers a simple, safe alternative that won’t slow the job down. Made in the UK, the Slab Cutting Guide from Brickworker can be used for cutting slabs between 20mm and 60mm in thickness and from 210mm to 910mm long.

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‘Explaining the Security Standards’ by Wojciech Brozyna - MD Aluprof UK

Crime is on the decrease. The latest figures from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) showed that there were an estimated 6.9 million incidents of crime against households and resident adults in England and Wales in 2014. This is a 7% decrease compared with the previous year’s survey, and the lowest estimate since the CSEW began in 1981. The results are certainly due in part to better policing and better crime intelligence within the police force, but as important, it is the hardware we specify and how it is integrated with our window and door products that make a really big difference. Gone are the days when a simple catch on our patio doors was deemed sufficient when actually a garden spade was all that was necessary to lift out the sliding panel. Today we view multipoint locks and 5 lever security cylinders as commonplace. So the standards over the years have evolved, but what security standards are relevant today? Most of us will know of ‘PAS 24’ or ‘Secured by Design’ (SBD), but there are further standards which may become relevant when aspects of security are discussed with clients. PAS 24: 2012 ‘Enhanced security performance requirements for doorsets and windows in the UK. External doorsets and windows intended to offer a level of security suitable for dwellings and other buildings exposed to comparable risk’. When AD Q takes effect on 1 October 2015 in England, all easily accessible residential doors and windows in new builds must be made here to a design that has been shown by test to meet the security requirements of PAS 24 (or the other standards listed in AD Q and deemed acceptable). For compliance with AD Q sample doorsets, for example, should be supplied to (ideally) a UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited test house where the PAS 24-specified tests are applied to the doorsets. The PAS 24 certificate for the complete assembly, including profiles and hardware, should be available prior to purchase. A commercial scheme that focuses on the design and security of buildings is ‘Secured by Design’, an ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers)

initiative. Windows and doorsets must be shown to meet the requirements of PAS 24 or equivalent standards. SBD just operates a licensing scheme and includes both residential new build and refurbishment projects. During the testing to relevant standards, hardware and potential access points on the window and doorsets are tested. Tests are designed to replicate intruder attack on complete windows and doorsets rather than test individual hardware components. Manufacturers of products that meet the SBD scheme requirements have to be registered with the scheme and each product needs to be tested using the product profile, hardware configuration and maximum sizes. Tests must be undertaken every year by a member organisation, normally a fabricator, to ensure compliance and to maintain their license. Contractors installing SBD products into any development must confirm that they are sourcing products from an SBD licenced fabricator/installer in order for the completed project to benefit from the SBD scheme. Other schemes for enhanced security window and doorset products are available, for example Q-Mark, Certisecure and Kitemark, which certify compliance with PAS 24 or with the alternative standards listed in AD Q. The schemes typically cover factory production control, documentation and test/assessment evidence, with resultant certification specific to clearly defined materials and components. Other security standards include the ‘Red Book’ LPS1175 and BS EN 1627. The LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) have been running the LPS1175

standard for some time and it is now in its 7th issue. BS EN 1627:2011 ‘Pedestrian doorsets, windows, curtain walling, grilles and shutters. Burglar resistance. Requirements and classification’ is a European standard which follows a similar methodology. Both standards utilise a completed product placed in a test rig in a controlled environment. The potential ‘burglar’ is then offered different levels of toolsets, varying from the likes of the opportunists’ screwdrivers and chisels, to the professionals’ electric power tools to gain entry over a given time frame. Many systems companies in the UK work to the PAS 24, LPS and Certisecure STS standards whilst the European systems companies work to EN 1627 as this applies across Europe. Whilst the above standards are similar there are differences in the approaches taken and the levels of passes which make comparison very difficult between EN 1627 and the PAS 24 standard in particular. Importantly the resistance these products offer is down to their certification and what is expected from clients’ insurers. Often vulnerable window and door openings are protected by other means, such as grilles and shutters and these items can be built into the products being installed. A further issue to take into consideration is the ‘Detection’ and ‘Response’ time to a potential break in. Often seen as a triangle with the third side ’Delay’, this methodology offers a complete security solution and one that is used on any vulnerable door, window or facade. Moreover this method of security can easily be tested to ensure that security measures are constantly on alert and are sufficient for the premises. The specification choices are crucial to ensuring the best product to suit the

project, at the same time looking at alternatives which offer an efficient and economical solution, can seem to be a daunting task. At Aluprof we have a dedicated team of technical trusted advisors who can guide the specifier to the right product for any project, from home improvement through to government security requirements. All our systems are tested to the highest security levels and UK certification is available on all our products. Security against intrusion is just one security aspect in a range of considerations for the specifier. The Aluprof product range includes fire resistant doors, screens and curtain walls which can achieve ratings up to EI120 rating. The products have been independently tested at ‘Certifire’ in Warrington. Frames are designed, fabricated and installed by selected, specially trained companies across the UK. Aluminium frames using a combination of machined plasterboard slips, ceramic cores, stainless steel clips and intumescent strips, ratings can be adjusted to suit any application. With our UK head office and large distribution centre in Altrincham, Cheshire, Aluprof systems increasingly being specified on a wide range of residential and commercial projects across the UK. Systems are designed, fabricated and installed by selected, specially trained companies, to ensure each fabricated product meets Aluprof’s exacting standards. Further information is available on our company’s website at and specialist advice is available directly from Aluprof on 0161 941 4005. ENQUIRY-Card 528

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Georgian Rosewood is the market leader Garador’s recently launched Rosewood timber effect Georgian Up & Over door is a new top seller. The precision engineered steel Georgian, with its crisp and elegant panel pressings, is a hugely popular door. Following the launch of this door in new timber effect foil coatings, it is now enjoying a dramatic surge in sales. “Builders and homeowners alike

have recognised this door and its timber effect finish as the right choice for them, with all

of the benefits that come with a steel door but none of the maintenance issues involved with timber doors,” said Garador’s managing director Simon Hipgrave. “Our customers want durability, security and an attractive appearance. The Georgian Rosewood delivers all three” The Georgian Up & Over garage door is constructed from high grade galvanised steel. Built around a strong box section chassis with back bracing for extra rigidity, the door panel is welded for a seamless finish and therefore avoids the need for rivets. It is also available in a full range

Easy ordering, fast delivery....everything is so much easier because Garador is based right here in the UK.

of sizes including doubles and made to measure, as well as a choice of canopy, retractable and retractable plus gearing options. An additional lock kit is also available. Offering outstanding engineering and functionality, excellent value for money, and now with exciting new timber effect styling, it is no wonder that the Georgian is becoming one of the main players in

today’s modern garage door market. Find out more about the Georgian timber effect foil coat door at Call 10935 443710 for more information. ENQUIRY-Card 533

Soundsecure doorsets from Premdor balances building regulations with cost and appearance Building Regulations relating to apartment entrance locations are particularly complex requiring a combination of multi-point security locking, Fireshield FD30 or FD60 Firedoor performance and sound reducing construction. Doors must present a thumb turn release facility to assist escape in the event of a fire and be fully compliant with all mobility regulations. In addition, Premdor Apartment SoundSecure Doorsets carry Secured by Design approvals, which is a police preferred specification. The Premdor range balances the above requirements with stunning good looks and a highly competitive pricing structure.

Available with two door frame options, traditional timber or the new Ecoframe which is made from recycled materials finished with a powder coated, maintenance free Aluminium skin. Premdor SoundSecure Doorsets are available with most standard flush door or moulded panel designs and are factory hung on CE marked steel hinges for added security. To assist with installation, a new instruction video is now available on the Premdor YouTube channel, or call 0844 209 0008 for dedicated SoundSecure literature. ENQUIRY-Card 534

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NorDan’s timber windows drive down energy consumption at BRE Hugely energy efficient triple glazed timber windows from Scandinavia’s leading producer, NorDan, averaging 0.8 w/m2K U values throughout, feature in the new e4Brick house from Weinerberger constructed on the BRE Innovation Park at Watford.

Enjoying a prestigious official opening by Lord John Prescott, the e4 brick House model focusses on the four pillars of Weinerberger’s global e4 concept – energy, economy, environment and emotion. Weinerberger is the leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping innovations. The Fabric First approach was applied using a clay building envelope to

deliver a house with reduced energy needs. The front entrance door is a Bordorren door from NorDan’s Swedish door factory, with a U value of 1.4. It’s a composite door with high security features including rust free steel plates, as well as sound thermal properties. The sliding patio door to the garden, has a U value of 0.81 w/m2k.

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Let in the light Our standard products give you: • Fully tested and accredited products • Sound insulation • Vacuum impregnated timber frames • Energy efficiency

NorDan was the first Scandinavian timber window producer to have their timber sliding patio door recognised for its security features, with the Secured by Design badge. There are fixed lights and a balcony door as well as opening windows. Windows and doors from NorDan for large and small projects across the UK, are supplied factory painted. NorDan was founded in 1926 in Moi,

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AluK BSF70 HD:

A heavyweight champion in the folding door market In response to market demands, AluK (GB) has introduced into its product range the new BSF70 HD aluminium folding door system, providing its customers with a unique offering that will help to expand their business opportunities whilst providing end users with a greater choice of heavier panels without any loss in performance. The superior new BSF70 HD features a heavy duty roller and top guide to accommodate heavier glass load to an

impressive 130kg per panel. The increase in panel weight means that fabricators will now be able to offer their customers a door system which can carry heavier double or triple glazed panels, improving the thermal efficiency and acoustic insulation of their homes. To reliably accommodate the heavier panels, the innovative BSF70 HD comes with a built-in alignment pin within the hinge assembly to provide accurate and permanent panel positioning. This added feature strengthens the panel at each

roller, making the installer’s job trouble free and provides accurate permanent positioning. Furthermore, the BSF70 HD has an improved bottom hinge carrier design incorporating stainless steel rollers with high performance needle bearings, offering the end user safe, quiet and effortless operation. The more expansive glazing options array allow AluK’s fabricators and installers to offer their customers the largest possible panels to take advantage of increased daylight and

Approved Installer Scheme gets An open & shut case for in Situ Testing NorDan Scandic announced Door hardware specialist HOPPE UK is NorDan, the biggest European producer thumbs up all round In a little under a year since it was introduced, The VEKA UK Group's Approved Installer Scheme has met with unprecedented success, already welcoming around 400 businesses to date. Its parent company has been inundated with positive testimonials, praising what Approved Installers, Fabricators and Suppliers have found to be the Scheme's main benefits. Instantly meeting with widespread interest at its 2014 FIT Show launch, the Approved Installer Scheme offers a package of support designed to promote and benefit businesses through their commitment to supplying high quality products from The VEKA UK Group – the industry's leading manufacturer of PVCU window and door systems. ENQUIRY-Card 112

urging ironmongers, contractors and architects to fully consider the real-life door conditions before specifying door closers. HOPPE UK’s Jason Tonks explains: There are many closers on the market which have been successfully tested to BS 8300 with full third party accreditation but which, when fitted in a real life application, simply do not work effectively. These tests are carried out in controlled “laboratory” conditions with no seals, steady air pressure, appropriate hinges etc. So that when it is fitted on a real door, its performance may not truly reflect the test evidence. AS well as these factors, there are other factors on site which can affect the operation of a door not least of which is fitting, not to mention the weight and, critically, the width of the door. A narrow flat entrance door might prove to be almost impossible to open with the wrong closer, especially for older and disabled users. ENQUIRY-Card 113

of Scandinavian timber windows and doors has launched a new consumer brand, for the UK, NorDan Scandic. NorDan Scandic will take the high quality timber and alu clad timber window and door products to the consumer market. NorDan has partnered with former distributors CG Facades to create the first branch of NorDan Scandic, in Exeter, which will focus on London and the South England and Wales marketplace. “Craig Greenwood, owner of CG Facades became a partner with us 3 years ago,” says Alex Brown, managing director of NorDan UK Ltd. “Our market is rapidly expanding to the consumer as well as our large developer contracts in England. We already have a great deal of interest from private customers and small builder projects in Scotland and in particular the north east of Scotland through our Aberdeen and Glenrothes offices, where NorDan first imported its window products more than 30 years ago.” ENQUIRY-Card 114

solar gain, reducing a property’s energy consumption by limiting the need for heating and artificial lighting which is beneficial both for the environment and their customer’s finances. The outstanding system can be configured to fit a variety of styles and designs including open-in and open-out options with panels stacked inside or outside, to the left or right or split on both sides. Graham Hurrell, Commercial Director, AluK comments: “Having reviewed products available on the market, we are pleased to provide our partners with the unique offering of the new BSF70 HD aluminium folding door system. Combining the highest standards in performance with innovative design features, it gives fabricators the chance to offer their customers a unique and market leading product.” The new BSF70 HD has been rigorously tested, achieving over 25,000 cycles with each panel weighing 130 kilos. The inherent strength of aluminium combined with AluK’s unique thermally broken profile ensures maximum performance and robustness, allowing the BSF70 HD folding door system to stand up to the challenges of everyday use. /bsf70-hd-foldingdoor.php ENQUIRY-Card 537

Listers add a Special Award to the Trophy Cabinet It was a barmy summer’s night in July when the inaugural Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards event took place at the County Showground. Mixing with over 400 of the great and the good of the Staffordshire Business Community, Lister Trade Frames of Stoke on Trent arrived en masse ready to battle it out for a new award to add to their trophy cabinet. Listers are a company who have proudly traded for four decades in Stoke on Trent supplying windows, doors and conservatories to the trade. Throughout their trading history, Listers have lived by one golden rule, “look after your staff and your staff look after you”. And this ethos helped Listers to scoop what they believe to be a very special award from the Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce, the coveted “Employer of the Year”. ENQUIRY-Card 115

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P C Henderson helps improve the learning environment & playtime at the Lowther Primary School P C Henderson’s Lift and Slide System has been installed in the second phase of refurbishment for Lowther Primary School, London Borough of Richmond, to help transform the facilities and complement the existing building.

Part of the second phase extension doubled the size of the primary school with a new two-storey building, taking it from single form entry to two-form entry. As part of this phase of the project, P C Henderson’s Lift and Slide hardware was installed helping create a dramatic entrance to the playground. The 900m2 block is comprised of four

between 38mm and 70mm with a height of 3.5m. For aluminium panels, minimum width is 35mm. The unit is a 4 pin 30/10 Euro cylinder in stainless tell or cast alloy and finish is satin and polished stainless steel or satin nickel. Brio Weatherfold 4s fixings have been developed for residential and commercial top hung exterior folding doors where weatherproofing of the opening is required. has been developed as an Weatherfold 4s 50, 75 and 100 optional alternative to using flush bolts on panels. Aesthetically it’s pleasing on the eye, as well as being easier to operate, as there is no bending down or reaching up to lock or unlock the door which is the downside of flush bolts. This makes it very friendly with regards to disabled access.” The 180° operation of the low profile handle activates a 25mm throw to lock off doors securely top and bottom. Both locking and non-locking options are available, all with an integrated escutcheon creating elegant, clean lines. No-fuss hinge fixing blocks and simple machining make this dual point lock a very quick and easy install. The Dual lock will cope with timber panel thicknesses of

Brio’s quick on the draw with 286 dual point lock Brio, the leading door hardware manufacturer, has launched a new lock option for its exterior folding Weatherfold 4s system.

Brio’s new 286 Dual Point Lock is suitable for Brio’s robust exterior folding system Weatherfold 4s system with timber or aluminium panels. It is also suitable for single hinge panels and French doors. David Newton, head of Brio UK says: “The 286 Dual Point Lock

classrooms, a hall, a kitchen, an ICT suite, staff room and support rooms. P C Henderson’s Lift and Slide hardware was specified to help realise the vision of the final extension. Lift and Slide allows the use of wooden doors and up to 3m2 and the glazing increases natural light whilst providing excellent weather resistance and

security features. E C Harris consulting also worked to realise the master plan for transforming the site into a working community centre comprising of a children’s centre, primary school, nursery and community facilities for adults. P C Henderson’s Lift and Slide makes the doors operate with a simple turn of the handle. This unlocks the door, lifts the door up from its weather tight position and allows it to slide easily on the carriages with minimal friction. Once open the door can be lowered at any position and locked by moving the handle down. This  simple operation is achieved with the confidence that the system offers superior weather resistance and; with the combination of the multi-lock mechanism and concealed position of the carriages, excellent security. The system can hold doors up to 300kg and is available in three CE rated weather levels. The project was registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) which scored the process 36.5 out of 40 for its final audit. The CCS was founded by the construction industry to improve its image and is a non-profit independent organisation which encourages best practice through safety, environmental welfare and community care.

hardware is suitable for timber door applications and when extra corrosion resistance is required can be supplied with precision stainless steel bearings. “Brio Weatherfold 4s products are built to be extremely robust with a rugged construction that is eminently suited to the extremes of British weather,” says Newton. “Architects, specifiers and manufacturers can rest assured that when they choose Brio Weatherfold 4s hardware for their projects they ENQUIRY-Card 539

are working with a quality product that will not let them down and will give many years of use.” In common with other Brio products apart from looking stylish, these systems are built to last. Brio offers an unbeatable 10-year warranty on all Weatherfold 4s hardware. For more details on the BRIO product range visit ENQUIRY-Card 540

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Guardian Roof Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with 20% Turnover Increase Predicted The business behind the UK’s largest network of solid roof system installers has celebrated it’s 10th year of trading. In just 10 years, Staffordshire-based Guardian Roof, and it’s network of fabricators plus Team Guardian installers has sold over 15,000 roofs throughout the UK. And early indications suggest that the milestone year will make financial history too, with the annual turnover on course to increase by around 20%. For Guardian Joe Kearney said, “When we launched Guardian back in 2005 we became the UK’s first roof manufacturing company to make a

simple promise: that we’d never fabricate a roof ourselves. And we’ve been true to our word. “We have built partnerships with some of the UK’s finest fabricators. And their support, belief in the unique business model and hard work is now paying off in massive success for the brand. “We are hugely grateful to each and every one of our skilled fabricators and our incredible network of skilled Team Guardian Installers. We thank them for their efforts, belief and trust in the UK’s market-leading solid lightweight warm roof solution.” “We gave our word in 2005 on the way the business model would work for ENQUIRY-Card 542

everyone - and that we have kept to those principles right from day one. Now everyone involved is reaping the rewards. But this is only just the beginning. Our recruitment of installers continues. And we are also developing new and more exciting products for our fabricators to exclusively supply.” In September last year Guardian Roof launched a new membership drive targeting a total of 400 accredited installers by 2016. And earlier this year Guardian introduced new sales software for members of its Team Guardian Registered Installer Scheme. The new software has improved Team Guardian installers’ efficiency and conversion

rates; plus help increase capacity for Team Guardian fabricators. Developed exclusively for Guardian Roof by RoofWright, the software can produce an infinite number of designs using over 200 unique templates and five Metro tile designs. And the software offers massive time savings; allows for instant precise pricing of jobs; and, features structural checks to guarantee the integrity of each job. Further process time savings are predicted to transform fabrication capacity. More information about Team Guardian is available by calling 0800 0665832 or visiting /installerregistration/

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32 Doors & Windows As part of its recently launched membership awareness campaign - ‘Get wise, get savvy, get NFRC’ The National Federation of Roofing Contractors is encouraging contractors to stand out from the crowd and further enhance their reputation by joining Which? Trusted Traders. In doing so, they can enjoy a 50% discount off Which? Trusted Traders’ joining fee, thanks to their membership of NFRC. Which? Trusted Traders is an endorsement scheme that recognises reputable traders in the home improvement and motoring repair industries. By thoroughly vetting and assessing all traders who apply to join - a process which has been streamlined for NFRC members, as vetting has already been carried out - consumers who use Which? Trusted Traders

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NFRC encourages members to join Which? Trusted Traders can feel confident that they are choosing a reputable tradesperson. After successfully passing the Which? Trusted Traders assessment, contractors are able to use the recognisable scheme logo and receive an enhanced web listing and profile page. As an extra benefit, all traders signed up to the scheme have access to alternative dispute resolution provided by Ombudsman Services. Ray Horwood CBE, Chief Executive of NFRC explains:

“What better endorsement can there be? If contractors want to be known as the best roofers, then this scheme is for them. Being endorsed by Which? Trusted Traders delivers peace of mind for customers before they even ask for a quote, whilst contractors get to benefit from the prestige of membership and homeowner reviews.” Ray continues: “It’s all about standing out from the crowd. Hiring a contractor who is a member of both Which? Trusted Traders and NFRC gives

products and services for nearly 60 years. NFRC members who join Which? Trusted Traders are eligible for a discounted rate, which is just one of the many benefits that NFRC membership brings. In addition to being fast tracked to joining CompetentRoofer, which enables self-certification for Building Regulations on roof refurbishment, NFRC members also benefit from automatic membership of the Government-endorsed TrustMark scheme at no extra cost. For more information on Which? Trusted Traders, call 0117 981 2921 and quote Roofers.

customers that extra layer of protection and reassurance that they are employing the very best craftspeople.” Stephen McCluskey, Managing Director at Which? Trusted Traders comments: “NFRC and Which? Trusted Traders have been working collaboratively since October last year. Our endorsement scheme helps traders stand out from the Alternatively, visit crowd and lets prospective or contact consumers know that they are 020 7638 7663 endorsed by the consumer champion Which? who have ENQUIRY-Card 592 been testing and recognising

The Clement Conservation Rooflight While stocks last - Clement are offering a 5% discount off their stunning range of Conservation Rooflights! Just quote code BUILD5 when you place your order to get this great saving. As standard all Clement rooflights are supplied with fantastic 24mm argon gas filled double glazed, self-cleaning glass, achieving a centre pane U Value of 1.1. Clement offer 8 sizes of rooflights all available from stock in both slate or tile profiles so you can achieve that perfect finish. Next day delivery is also available!

Call now for a quote on 01428 643393

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Global Summer casting shapes footprint design solutions Synseal’s best-selling hybrid orangery, Global Summer, is now available in an extended range of building extension footprint styles thanks to a new 90 degree internal corner casting. Fashioned from sturdy cast aluminium, Global Summer’s precision-engineered corner castings complement the distinctively-shaped extruded aluminium decorative external fascia to ensure a neat fitted appearance. Launched in May 2012, Global Summer was initially available in popular Georgian, Victorian and Gable conservatory styles which cater for the vast majority of orangery market applications, but the new 90 degree internal corner casting

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now allows more complex Tshaped and P-shaped orangeries to be constructed. “One of the very first installations of Global Summer was a special design calling for a 90 degree internal corner casting, so we hand-crafted components in our Research & Development department using the latest 3D modelling technology,” comments Phil Parry, Synseal’s Head of R&D. “Since then we’ve had a number of similar requests for more complex orangery footprint designs, so it made sense for us to invest in creation of a cast aluminium solution.” “The new 90 degree corner casting helps us to create impressive and efficient hybrid orangery design solutions with an immaculate appearance for UK homeowners who are looking for affordable style,” continues Phil. “The devil is in the detail. Carefully-designed Global Summer components such as the additional decorative fascia joint cover castings really ‘wow’ consumers and deliver customer delight.” ENQUIRY-Card 546

Sprayed & Injected Insulation MPI are specialist approved applicators of sprayed & injected urethane foam systems, with over 20 years of experience. With their unique properties :-

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Britain’s most famous fire – which engulfed the capital in 1666 – reportedly started in a bakers shop in Pudding Lane and resulted in the first regulations on building construction to try and prevent future catastrophes. By coincidence the selection of “Smoke and Heat Exhaust Vent Systems” or smoke vents offered by Jet Cox Limited extends to 13 sizes all of which are fully compliant with the latest CE EN 1 2102-2 Certification. In fact the Jet Cox FireJet 165 24V/48V has been developed to provide automatic smoke extract in the event of any type of conflagration and thereby create a smoke free layer above the floor by removing both smoke particle and any potentially life threatening combustion gases. The FireJet 165 models can be activated by a dedicated smoke alarm or a remote third party fire detection system and are fully compatible with any modern building management system.

Don’t slate it! Sandtoft introduces new Rivius tile to its slate range Sandtoft, the roof brand of leading supplier of wall, roof and landscaping innovations, Wienerberger, has announced the launch of the groundbreaking new Rivius roof tile – a product that boasts all the aesthetic beauty of slate, with all of the benefits of a clay roof tile. The Rivius tile is an authentic alternative to slate, a material that is time consuming, complex and costly to lay. Rivius an interlocking clay tile with no need for double lapping, meaning it is faster to install. In turn, it is far cheaper to use due to its large format, with money saved on labour costs due to the quicker install time and material costs, as clay is a more cost-effective material than traditional slate. Rivius is manufactured using bespoke moulds, crafted from the imprints of Welsh and Cumbrian slate to ensure the intricate texture and defined detail of natural slate is reflected in the final clay product

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When it comes to satisfying home owners’ improvement requirements, contractors need to make sure that their supplier can support them in facilitating supply of appropriate product quickly and effectively. This in turn means it is important to work with a specialist supplier who will offer you a comprehensive range that includes; roofline, rainwater, windows, doors, and conservatories, together with drainage and internal and external cladding - all from under one roof. In addition to stocking thousands of manufacturer’s products, a reputable supplier will offer own label products that are pricecompetitive and quality assured. Sarah McCartney, Marketing Manager at SIG Building Plastics explains: “We want contractors to understand the benefits of choosing a specialist supplier, such as SIG Roofline. We pride ourselves on being more than just a merchant.”

Sandtoft introduces new VPM Classic with integral sealing tapes. Following the recent changes to the British Standard for slating and tiling: BS 5534 Sandtoft, the roof brand of leading supplier of wall, roof and landscaping innovations, Wienerberger, has added a new version of its VPM Classic now with integral sealing tapes. The VPM Classic has undergone rigorous testing with BRE, which confirmed that it can be used in all UK regions when laps are sealed. The new version of the VPM Classic boasts integral sealing tapes, which will greatly increase the ease and speed of installation for the roofer whilst reducing the combined cost of underlay and tape compared to purchasing them separately The minimum performance requirements included in the new British Standard have been developed to determine the wind resistance of unsupported underlay and provide a region by region wind zone table that can be used to determine an underlay’s suitability for a given wind zone and batten gauge. ENQUIRY-Card 123 ENQUIRY-Card 122

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Oakland projects launches new age roofing technology Traditional flat roofs have long been the bane of the building industry. They are slow to install requiring three layers of roofing felt with each having to be sealed and finished with messy hot tar. The finished roof is extremely heavy, adding deadweight to the roofing timbers causing dips in the ply or chipboard which causes ponding after rain adding more weight and possible damage. So no wonder a felt roof can leak after just a few years. But now bespoke building and refurbishment company, Oakland Projects, has introduced a new concept in flat roofing. Working with manufacturers and trusted clients the company has developed the most modern approach to the problem, while adding a little light to

the subject. Paul Sundborg, Operations Director of Oakland Projects, explained. “We have been installing super light yet extremely strong fibreglass flat roof structures that are so reliable and leak free that we can also fit them with attractive skylights providing an extra ambience to an otherwise plain roof setting. “Fibreglass roofs can be quickly and cleanly installed by our experienced fitters in much less time than traditional but old fashioned felters. But even more important is the load bearing weight. Where a felted roof area would have a load weight of say 1.5 tons the equivalent weight of a 3mm fibreglass roof installed by our roofers is just 80kg,

(176lb). These roofs have been tried and tested by us. We believe they are the modern way forward in flat roofing design and technology,” he added. Fibreglass roofs can be fitted with frameless skylights to create a fresh, light feel to any area. Lightweight powder coated aluminium roof lanterns use the latest silicone bonding techniques, as well as rapid fitting, with sizes up to 4m by 2m being available. The glazing is self clean with a low U value (1) and a 20 year non leak warranty. Tried and proved by Oakland Projects the skylights offer minimum joints and bars with a maximum glazed area. With over 25 years’ practical experience, covering all market sectors, Oakland

Projects has the benefit of a nationwide labour force. The company specialises in luxury construction, fit-outs, upgrades, extensions and refurbishment programmes with a realistic work schedule for all clients. Oakland Projects recently launched its new website which showcases the company’s luxury building company’s impressive range of services, including bespoke shop fitting contracts. You can now view the company at or email and follow us on Twitter @OaklandPaul. ENQUIRY-Card 552 ENQUIRY-Card 553

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Coxdome Trade range sheds new light on Technology at Essex School

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A six week contract carried out by a building company experienced in roofing work, comprised of a series of rooflights on an East London school upgraded to insulated, twin-skin units from the Jet Cox Coxdome Trade Range: offering improved natural daylighting as well as enhancing the all-round energy and weather performance. The work, at the All Saints Catholic School in Dagenham, was carried out by Forest Gate Construction earlier this year without any inconvenience to the

schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s staff or pupils. Although the flat and barrel vaulted roof areas were in a generally good state of repair, the estatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; department responsible for the buildingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; upkeep took the decision to replace the existing rooflights over the computer suite and design & technology teaching space. This was due to the fact the existing units offered little insulation value and were coming to the end of their working life. A total of 38 of the 600mm x 600mm

Coxdome Trade Range Rooflights, along with 300 mm high insulated upstands. The double-skin domes feature tough polycarbonate glazing which will resist physical damage as well as extremes of weather. The rooflights feature trickle ventilation on two sides to help maintain a healthy indoor atmosphere; though they are hinged for manual operation if increased airflow is required during spells of unusually hot weather. Forest Gate Constructionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experienced operatives carried out the switchover to the Coxdome Trade Range units in small groups, sealing the installation using small sections of high performance felt, together with fluid applied sealants for detail areas. The entire roofscape was left looking clean and tidy while the smart new polycarbonate roof domes offer a unified and modern appearance. A spokesperson for Jet Cox commented: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The All Hallows project was typical of our education and many municipal contracts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; where our Coxdome Trade Range Rooflights are regularly specified because of their ready availability in standard sizes and very good value for money. The new rooflights offer much improved light transmission for these teaching spaces and will also contribute to reduced heating costs long term.â&#x20AC;? ENQUIRY-Card 555


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

For more information telephone 01284 848651 or visit The first skylight manufacturers to be BSI verified. Sunsquare. Believing in better since 2004. ENQUIRY-Card 556

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Love Your Garden with Earthwood Easyclean TIMBERTECH, THE UK’S LARGEST composite decking range, has shot to TV stardom after featuring on garden guru Alan Titchmarsh’s popular ITV show Love Your Garden. All of Earthwork EasyClean’s star qualities shone on screen in episode 3 of ITV’s Love Your Garden, which aired on the 7th July. This episode, which showcased a garden a garden makeover for the worthy Finney family from Truro,

incorporated a 25 square metre TimberTech decked outdoor lounge area, combined with an integrated decked seating area, and a bespoke coffee table - all made from TimberTech! The TimberTech Silver Maple boards were also utilised to create a

Lanes Group drainage surveys support spine road development

Lanes Group has been commissioned to clean and survey the drainage system for a new spine road being built to join hundred homes and the local communities together on the site of a former steelworks. The road is being built by civil engineering contractor McPhillips (Wellington) Ltd at the former Brymbo steelworks site in Wrexham, north Wales. Local people had been very keen for the road scheme to go ahead, as it was seen to be vital to attract new business to the area - and allow the potential development of a school for the community. Telford-based McPhillips (Wellington) Ltd commissioned Lanes Group to clean the road's new drainage system and carry out detailed CCTV drainage surveys. Ian Clapham, area development manager for the Lanes Chester depot, which carried out the work, said: "It is an important step in the construction and asset handover process to clean and survey the full drainage systems. ENQUIRY-Card 124

colourful ballpit for the children, as well as providing the foundation for a second play area which incorporated a fantastic play dome for the kids to enjoy. Both Earthwood EasyClean, and its top of the range sister

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product Earthwood EasyClean Legacy, from Greensquares, the UK’s outdoor living experts, have a super-resilient wood and polymer mix, topped off by a sleek, uncompromising polymer cap, that’s easy to clean as well as easy on the eye. Greensquares Managing Director Jason Cole said: “Stage celebrities often, “tread the boards” - but its not often that the board itself is the celebrity. However, the spotlight was firmly on TimberTech’s bright new star and Earthwood EasyClean decking shone in its leading role. The LYG team knew TimberTech as the ideal low maintenance solution for the Finney family, as well as being quick and easy to install and therefore ideal for such a fast paced garden makeover show” said Mr. Cole. “We were delighted to be approached to be of assistance in helping to transform the Finney’s outdoor living space, and I think that the family truly appreciated the end result. Let’s hope that they can now spend their time relaxing in the garden and enjoying it”. Earthwood EasyClean’s unique, impenetrable cap makes it the ideal low maintenance solution for homeowners of all sizes as

Thompson’s Quick Drying Drive Seal

Thompson’s Quick Drying Drive Seal is a high performance acrylic coating designed to enhance the appearance of tarmac and drives. Its quick drying formulation means that floors will be dry in as little as four hours after application, and can be driven on after 24 hours. It delivers an attractive, low sheen, slip resistant finish that provides unrivalled protection against weather damage, as well as prevention against oil and petrol marks. Before application ensure all surfaces are clean and free from any dust or loose material that may interfere with the adhesion by clearing with a stiff bristle brush. Use Thompson's Oil & Drive Cleaner to remove existing oil or grease deposits and to clean driveways. Available in black, Thompson’s Quick Drying Drive Seal is priced from £17.99 for 5 litres.

Hydro BioCell™ is the new name for Hydro’s innovative SUDS-compliant drainage unit which harnesses natural biological and chemical processes to combine stormwater control with treatment of pollutants and sediments, ideal for both retrofit and new developments. Hydro BioCell™ introduces the pioneering principles of biofiltration to urban environments, highways and car parks in an attractive, compact and predictable technology. Hydro BioCell™ is part of the StormTrain® Series of surface water treatment products, a comprehensive toolbox of devices designed to remove silts, sediments and other pollutants from stormwater runoff. From the surface, the Hydro BioCell™ system looks like a tree or shrub protruding through a decorative grating at pavement level. ENQUIRY-Card 125

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well as for landscapers, leisure businesses and garden designers seeking to maximise good looks and minimise maintenance. You can say goodbye to annual sanding, scrubbing, sealing, painting and staining. Earthwood EasyClean is splinter free and won’t split, warp, bend, crack or fade. It’s slip resistant. It carries the reassurance of a 25-year warranty for residential and ten years for commercial applications. Stylish, elegant high-density Earthwood EasyClean comes in Silver Maple and Brown Oak shades and the Legacy option in Mocha, Pecan and Tigerwood.

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Brett Martin provide a runaway solution for Stormwater Brett Martin Plumbing and Drainage has provided the answer to surface water runoff with the launch of StormCrate, an underground modular geocellular unit which is proven at managing excessive stormwater and is an ideal solution for domestic soakaways. The UK has experienced some of the worst floods on record in previous years so the need to manage surface water runoff has been a crucial consideration for developers and housebuilders. The use of engineered Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) such as StormCrate is seen as one way of addressing the problem of flooding and avoiding using an overloaded sewer system. Used to create underground storage tanks, StormCrates manage and control stormwater where it falls. Comprising modular units which can be laid or stacked in rows, StormCrates are quick and easy to install. ENQUIRY-Card 127

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Hauraton channels used as perimeter drainage at Brooke Church of England School Located in Brooke village about six miles South of Norwich, The Brooke Church of England Primary School is a brick building surrounded by an asphalted playground which tended to flood when there was heavy rain. As part of a number of measures designed to reduce future flood risk it was decided that the existing drainage needed to be upgraded. The Hauraton RECYFIX® PRO 100 channel system, fitted with FIBRETEC® C250, HEELSAFE 9mm slot gratings was specified by NPS Group of Norwich, and used to provide perimeter drainage right around the school building. This continues 104 metre channel run not only drained the asphalt playground it prevented standing water reaching the walls and acted as a drain for roof downpipes. The FIBRETEC® grating design helps eliminate any cross-flow over the grating and important consideration for the Brooke project. The RECYFIX® channel component is made from 100% recycled PE-PP. The channel for the Brooke project has an intake cross section of 92 cm2. ENQUIRY-Card 562

Marley’s HDPE range expand further

Marley Plumbing and Drainage has announced an extension to its HDPE Drainage system, offering specifiers and contractors more choice. Responding to the need for easier access on sites that are tight for space, a new 3m pipe in 110mm size has been

introduced to the range. This addition is extremely light to maneuver and install, as well as being easier to transport, particularly on smaller vehicles. Another new addition is a 56mm boss adaptor, available in 32mm and 40mm sizes. Using the new boss adaptor with 56mm HDPE fittings

provides freedom for the installer or designer to connect to a variety of other materials such as PVCu, PVCc or ABS. Marley’s HDPE Drainage system has proved to be extremely popular as a highly credible alternative to cast iron and the range already includes an extensive package of pipe,

bends, electrofusion couplers, branches, branch balls and access pipes. To ensure continued demand is met across the board, there is now an even greater volume of stock available in all core pipe sizes - from 56mm to 315mm. The high-density polyethylene system was the first to achieve

Kitemark certification to BS EN 1519. It is manufactured to meet high standards of durability and reliability, and is therefore particularly suited for commercial applications or where a product with high impact or abrasion resistance is required, such as hospitals, hotels, schools, as well as residential buildings. HDPE will also cope with temperature variations of -40°C to 100°C making it ideal for external as well as internal installations. The combination of the excellent material properties of HDPE with homogenous welded joints provides greater installation flexibility with a wide range of jointing options. The various connection methods include electrofusion, butt welding and push fit expansion sockets depending upon the particular project requirements. This ensures a quick, clean, reliable and cost effective installation compared to cast iron in particular. Furthermore, the lightweight construction of the HDPE system results in additional cost savings in transport and handling. ENQUIRY-Card 563

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Student accommodation calls for record levels of Terrain Acoustic db12 Polypipe, the UK’s largest plastic piping systems manufacturer, has installed the largest order of its ground-breaking Terrain db12 plastic piping system to date. More than 3,300metres of Terrain db12 engineered acoustic piping were specified by Dornan Engineering for work on an extensive student accommodation project at in Islington, close to City University’s Northampton Square site. The new 1.5 acre Pure City site now provides accommodation for 805 students across two blocks, as well as a separate sports hall and teaching accommodation. Terrain db12 in 160mm, 110mm and Page 175mm pipe profiles, along

with thousands of associated fittings, were supplied by Polypipe as part of the project. Terrain Acoustic dB12 is an easy to install, triple layer pipe system. With specially developed co-polymer polypropylene layers and acoustically engineered fittings that effectively dampen both airborne noise and sound transmitted, making it ideal for large, multioccupancy buildings such as student accommodation. Tania Peck, UK Sales Director for Polypipe Terrain, comments: “Our Acoustic db12 system was specifically developed for use in projects such as this, and we’re certain that the University will notice a real difference in noise levels. We were delighted to be

working with Dornan on this large scale project having worked with them many times before.” Daniel Shanley, Project Manager at Dornan Engineering, said: “The benefits of db12 made it a clear winner over cast iron and traditional PVC alternatives for this project. We were also impressed by Polypipe’s ability to supply its fittings in such large numbers from their manufacturing facilities. Features such as these all go towards ensuring a smooth installation which meets our client’s required timescales.” The development welcomed its first intake of students for the 2015/16 academic year. ENQUIRY-Card 565

CARO SUPPORT Immediate drainage between and under slabs - prevents build up of standing water Protection of waterproofing membrane from UV degredation, temperature extremes and direct contact damage Simple installation - reduces time and labour All services, drainage, conduits under slabs leaving unobstructed paved area Simple separation of supports for edge and corner details Above average base area for greater weight distribution Available since 1985

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Methven launches three new tapware ranges with 20-year guarantee Methven – the global designer and manufacturer of premium showers and tapware – has extended its tapware offering with three contemporary ranges; Breeze, Indra and Cari. The new ranges are characterised by elegant lines and add further depth to Methven’s current suite of tapware, all guaranteed for twenty years. The three ranges - Breeze, Indra and Cari - each feature a mono basin mixer, a bath filler and a bath shower mixer. All bath shower mixers include a Maku shower handset, which incorporates Methven’s patented Satinjet® twin jet technology with over 300,000 droplets per second providing an immersive full body showering experience. Each of the new mono basin mixers deliver understated design with a focus on superior functionality. Long lever handles ensure ease of use, whilst ceramic cartridges provide a

smooth operation. The monos also include clicker wastes. The universal design means the new tap ranges perfectly complement existing modern bathrooms, as well as co-ordinating with other Methven showers. Barbara Osborne, product manager at Methven UK, said: “We are thrilled to add a new depth to our range of bathroom taps with nine fantastic new products. We have such confidence in the functionality of all our newly-launched tapware ranges, that each comes with a 20year guarantee. “We are certain that consumers will not only welcome the increased choice, but also the competitive pricing, ensuring we have highquality and long-lasting products available for any budget.” The Breeze, Indra and Cari tapware ranges are available now.

Triton launches allnew T80Z thermostatic fast fit

Thermostatic temperature regulation for added peace of mind. The ultimate retro-fit unit with FastFit features designed to save contractors time on site. Triton’s brand new electric shower features New Dura-Flow™ technology to reduce scale build up for simple maintenance and lower whole-life costs. Classic styling and the ability to meet a wide range of end users’ needs. Triton, the Great British Shower ENQUIRY-Card 566

Company, has launched the T80Z Thermostatic Fast Fit – a brand new electric shower which is ideally suited to the specification market thanks to the ultimate combination of safety, quick installation and durability. Triton’s new T80Z Thermostatic Fast Fit model brings together the benefits of its market-leading T80Z Fast-Fit and the original T80Z Thermostatic to create an electric shower that saves time on site. With thermostatic temperature control, Triton’s T80Z Thermostatic Fast Fit uses mixer wax capsule technology to provide a constantly regulated temperature to offer the end user more precise and safer showering. This added reassurance together with the inclusion of popular controls makes Triton’s brand new model the perfect choice for a wide range of end user requirements, from families with young children to the elderly who need safety in the bathroom. At the core of the T80Z Thermostatic Fast Fit is Triton’s new Dura-Flow™ heater technology, which helps to reduce the build-up of limescale by up to 80%, extending the life of the shower. The advanced heater and the inclusion of a removable Dura-Flow™ debris filter inside each water inlet also works to reduce maintenance and extend the lifetime of the shower. Specifiers can count on the unit’s generous footprint, which has a size and shape ideally suited to retro-fit, to ensure their contractors can carry out a

quick replacement before moving on to the next job. A market leading eight water and six electrical cable entry points further reduces installation time, which can be invaluable when multiple properties are in need of shower replacements. Supplied with a Dura-Flow™ shower head which has a large 110mm diameter, rub clean nozzles and a removable sprayplate, the T80Z Thermostatic Fast Fit allows easy

cleaning of internal waterways to enhance its lifespan even further. Steve Saunders, senior technical manager at Triton, commented: “Durability is always key for specifiers, and the T80Z Thermostatic Fast Fit has been developed to guarantee reliability and ensure that a wide range of endusers’ needs can be met with a single product. “The introduction of our new DuraFlow™ heater technology means that specifiers turning to the T80Z Thermostatic Fast Fit can be assured that the shower will significantly reduce the likelihood and frequency of repairs, which is a real plus for maintenance budgets.” The T80Z Thermostatic Fast Fit is available in white and with outputs of 8.5kW, 9.5kW and 10.5kW. Priced from 200.75 (Triton List Price), the T80Z Thermostatic Fast Fit shower also has a two year parts and labour guarantee and is also supported by Triton’s national team of engineers. For more information on Triton’s range of electric showers, scan the QR code or visit Also download Triton’s free of charge smartphone app for handy tips and advice whilst on the go or, for the latest promotions and information follow @tritonshowers on Twitter or like TritonInstallers on Facebook. ENQUIRY-Card 567

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GROHE announce 2015 installer training program GROHE is delighted to introduce the launch of its 2015 installer training program. This is aimed at providing hands-on technical training for installers so that they stay ahead of the game. Now, through training sessions, GROHE invites all installers to become up-to-date with GROHE’s innovations and enjoy a range of benefits and rewards designed to help you and your career- and keep your customers happy.

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Interactive training sessions GROHE’s interactive training sessions are designed to allow installers to become familiar with GROHE’s easy-tofit products. The products are designed to save both time for the installer and ensure easy use for the customer. The training sessions allow installers to get to grips with how to install frames, and behind the wall technology with digital showers and GROHE’s Universal Rapido T Shower Valve. Choose from a handson explanatory-session-only at GROHE UK’s Heathrow office, or opt to include a Go-Karting session at various locations around the UK, including Manchester, London, Birmingham, Plymouth and Milton Keynes amongst others!

Training session kits All installers who attend a GROHE training session will receive a GROHE tool kit, which includes a universal aerator key, box spanner, shower spanner and a tap wrench. Installers will also be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win one of three great prizes, including a power tool kit worth up to £1000 as first prize! To find out more about GROHE training and to see available training dates and locations, please visit ices-for-you/trainings-2015/

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MX extends shower range MX Group, the leading UK shower tray manufacturers, have extended their ranges of shower products including an extension to both their thermostatic and electric shower ranges, their accessories ranges – especially their handsets and cables - and added a range of taps and mixers and a new range of electric water heaters to their already extensive portfolio of showers and shower related products. In addition the company has launched is a must for anyone working in the company’s product range through its brand new catalogue – The MX specification or installation business. thermostatic mixer valves, electric Collection - an impressive brochure that The catalogue covers every facet of the showers, shower trays, shower enclosures and bath screens, shower accessories and brassware. As well as providing visual references for each product the catalogue includes technical information and dimensions for each product making selection and specification simple and straightforward. “These are exciting times for MX,” says Group Marketing Manager Sasha Davies. “The business goes from strength to strength and we’re expanding the range of products we offer to meet the demands of our wide and varied customer base.” Take a look at the impressive web site at or call 01684 293311 for more information or to order your copy of the new catalogue. ENQUIRY-Card 571

Scona: new sizes for floorlevel shower surface

Lumi and Sassi Electric showers are new from Aqualisa Lumi features a band of adjustable light across its mirrored glass and chrome trimmed body, whilst Sassi brings an eyecatching pop of colour in the form of a choice of interchangeable coloured glass mosaic inlays. Sensory touch start/stop and contemporary, brushed stainless steel temperature controls mean Lumi and Sassi are intuitive and simple to use. With no complicated heat settings and the combination of Aqualisa’s patented OTP (Over Temperature Protection) technology and a phased shutdown, Lumi and Sassi Electric deliver safe, consistent temperatures – whilst also minimising the build-up of limescale. Ideal for every bathroom scheme from a new ensuite to a family bathroom, Lumi and Sassi come complete with 105mm, 5 spray Harmony Electric shower heads and are available as 8.5kW, 9.5kW and 10.5kW units. . ENQUIRY-Card 128

Optimising independent living in social housing A new social housing project will meet residents’ needs now and in the future through forward-thinking specification. Each of Leazes Homes’ nine bungalows on its development at Roeburn Way, Newcastle has been purpose-designed specifically to enable people with physical disabilities to live as independently as possible. Thus, each features a raft of assistive fixtures and fittings, including level access throughout, wheelchair-wide doors, an adjustable kitchen, and a fully-accessible wetroom in place of bathrooms- each of which is equipped with a Clos-o-Mat Palma Vita automatic shower wash and dry toilet. The toilet looks like, and can be used as, a conventional WC, but with its integral douching and drying means the user can toilet without manually cleaning, or being wiped clean, afterwards.

Made of Kaldewei 3.5mm steel enamel, the Scona floor-level shower surface offers a modern design with superior material quality and a highly attractive price to performance ratio. Now available in 44 sizes (22 available now and the rest from October 2015) from 75 x 80 cm through to 100 x 180 cm, Scona is a flexible solution for different spatial requirements, featuring a central circular waste set within the perfectly square or rectangular surface. ENQUIRY-Card 131

Saniflo Saniaccess range offers the complete domestic solution

The Saniaccess range of three macerators and a pump designed and manufactured by the experts at Saniflo provide a onestop-shop solution for new domestic applications. Known for their quiet technology, the range of sleek macerators and pump are suitable for a range of new domestic applications including a cloakroom, ensuite and even greywater situations in kitchens and utility rooms. With a key element in common – easy access – homeowners can service and maintain the macerator or pump without having to remove them, should the need arise. The Saniaccess 1 is perfect for use with one WC in a cloakroom setting and is ENQUIRY-Card 129

primarily intended for new installations as the inlet and outlet positions vary from other Saniflo models. Saniaccess 2 is designed to service a WC and a washbasin and for this purpose features two high-level side connections. ENQUIRY-Card 130

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A magnificent seven new kitchens from Benchmarx for Summer 2015 Benchmarx Kitchens and Joinery, the trade only supplier of high quality ready assembled kitchens, has launched a magnificent seven brand new kitchen ranges, to tie-in with consumer trends and offer a whole host of new, design-led and practical features.

These latest kitchens from Benchmarx extend the appeal for homeowners to buy direct from their tradesmen as they have the option to view the stunning collection with their installer at one of Benchmarx’ network of showrooms. Benchmarx also saves the trade time and money on the job by offering a streamlined process that allows for a 24 hour turnaround on most orders and an-hand expert design team to provide tradesmen with support and advice.

that the kitchen is the heart of a home and is the place where people tend to congregate most frequently, and people really won’t want to ever leave the Somerset Grey kitchen.

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The Parma Gloss Cashmere range, embraces the continuing cashmere trend, with its velvetlike worktop surfaces that add a real feeling of elegance to any home. The Sherwood Grey range exploits the current cinereal trend and offers a stylish alternative to the classic black and white colour palettes. Holborn Light Grey The Holborn Light Grey range is an uber modern design, featuring integrated handles and frosted glass panelling so

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Grundfos Home Booster delivers when mains pressure is not enough The Grundfos Home Booster has been developed to provide a compact and cost-effective solution. It’s is self-contained and its neat size makes it ideal for a range of domestic installations where space is at a premium. These self-contained cold water booster sets, has been specifically designed for domestic properties where the existing mains water supply is insufficient to meet the demand requirements of pressurised hot and cold water systems. The Home Booster is suitable for most domestic properties with one or two standard bathrooms with standard fittings, or en-suite, and cloakroom, plus other normal household appliances. Designed and developed by Grundfos Pumps specifically to meet the demands of the UK market, these Home Booster units are built in the UK and they have proven themselves in the field for the past 10 years. Another important plus is that installation is straight forward - just requiring connection of mains cold water supply, discharge pipe, overflow pipe and electrical connections. Sets are typically installed in a utility room or a garage. For larger properties, there are a range of alternatives that could be considered including the Grundfos Max-E Boost. With the increasing demand for water to meet a range of demands, many households are looking to get a boost to their water supply demands and the Grundfos Home Booster can deliver it.

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After Tile , Fix a tile, clean & tile, versatile The new After Tile® range from Everbuild – A Sika Company is designed to make caring for and maintaining tiled areas quick, simple and hassle free. Consisting of seven products focusing on the key areas of care, this range is just what the market has been waiting for.

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Included in the range is After Tile® Mould Remover Spray, a ready to use, sprayable solution to remove black mould growth, fungus and algae in areas of high humidity including bathrooms, kitchens and wetrooms. It is available in a 1ltr sprayable bottle and can simply be sprayed on the affected area and left to work before washing away with no scrubbing required. Another essential product within the range is After Tile® Heavy Duty Tile Cleaner, a high performance concentrated cleaner for use on most types of walls and floor tiles. Its highly effective, lemon scented formula can be used for the removal of general dirt, grime, grease and soap scum when diluted 25ml per 5ltr bucket of warm water and is easily moped or wiped over the tiles and grout. Other products in the range include Porcelain and Marble Impregnating Sealer which invisibly protects unpolished porcelain, marble and other porous tiles; Grout Reviver to restore tired looking grout back to its original colour; Grout Film Remover a citric based remover designed to remove wet and cured grout, adhesive residue, lime scale and cement film; Natural Stone Tile Restorer which is an easy to apply polymer based emulsion for restoring the original appearance of tiles and finally Tile and Grout Impregnating Sealer which has been specially developed to provide effective protection on natural stone, cementitious substrates, grout, marble, terracotta and much more. All of the products within the range are ideal for use with the Everbuild and Sika ranges of tile adhesives. For further information on After Tile® or any other product from the Sika or Everbuild ranges, visit, contact your local sales representative or call the Everbuild – A Sika Company, sales office on 0113 240 2424. ENQUIRY-Card 575

Geberit Training a module to suit all requirements With 350 installers passing through the doors of the Geberit Training Academy already this year, the dates for the autumn modules have been released to enable even more tradesmen to get hands on with the manufacturer’s innovative piping and sanitary systems.

With a wide range of washroom and bathroom products helping to create a modern bathroom installation, plus piping systems providing a means to supply water, heat and energy to buildings, the free-to-attend training modules are ideal for installers wanting to know about Geberit’s latest bathroom innovations. Installers can choose from a selection of trainnig modules, tailored for their specific needs and level of experience. Autumn training modules will take place on the following dates: Sanitary and Geberit AquaClean Supply and drainage systems 9 September 10 September 23 September 24 September 7 October 8 October 21 October 22 October

10 of the recent 170 installers that have undertaken training at Geberit.

As well as the scheduled training dates, Geberit also offers bespoke training days that can be organised with the customer’s Area Sales Manager, for a more tailored approach to gaining the Geberit Know-how. Sanitary systems training modules can include Standard WC systems, offering those new to wallhung installation the chance to get interactive with the range of Geberit Duofix frames, plus Premium WC systems, for those already familiar with

installing Geberit products to learn about Geberit Monolith, Geberit Omega and the Geberit AquaClean range. Other bespoke sanitary systems modules can include touchless products, wetrooms and traps and Geberit AquaClean Care, enabling installers to brush up on their knowledge of the latest trends in bathroom design. The training modules covering piping systems are just as comprehensive, and can include an introduction to supply systems and drainage systems, focusing on Geberit Mapress and Mepla pressing systems, plus Geberit HDPE and Silentdb20. More in-depth technical knowhow is demonstrated during the Advance piping systems training module, which is ideal for installers who plan, install, commission and maintain piping systems on a day to day basis. All training modules, both standard and bespoke, are delivered at Geberit’s stateof-the-art Training Academy in Warwick. With no charge for attending, attendees also receive a free Geberit Duofix frame and flush plate to put their new-found knowledge to the test. To book on a training module this autumn call Geberit on 0800 077 8365 or visit ENQUIRY-Card 576

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Rinnai + Renewables = boosted DHW efficiency & legionella compliance According to Tony Gittings - Managing Director of Rinnai UK - renewables technology paired with a continuous flow hot water heating unit can affect major efficiencies in domestic hot water provision.

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We need to find ways of using current renewables technology, be it solar thermal, solar PV or heat pump technology, in a practical manner maximised by traditional fuel sources. One of the most ecological and economical methods is to design a system with primary renewable sources and supported by secondary sources such as continuous flow hot water heating. There has been pioneering products in this category - this includes solar thermal store of hot water and both flat plate and evacuated tube collectors, each with specific benefits to suit the differing design aspects and building envelope needs. Either option will provide years of low-maintenance, low-cost energy for heating water during the summer months – and beyond.

Water heated by the solar panels is stored and technologically this is unlikely to come up to a workable temperature all year round, so the boosting of the pre-heated water to the required temperature by a secondary heat source will be a requirement. With this system it will guarantee maximum solar gain whilst optimizing gas input. In this scenario a continuous flow water heater can be utilised as the secondary heat source to give the solar heated water the required boost. These are hot water heating products which are intelligent, fully modulating units, giving an output range from 56kW down to 2.27kW, and only use as much gas as is needed to bring the required volume of water to temperature. For example, if the solar panel array can only achieve a temperature of 40°C within the stored water instead of the required 60°C, and there is a demand on the system of 15 litres a minute, the fully modulating intelligent Rinnai unit will increase the temperature by the required 20°C (±1°C) whilst only using the required 21kW. If the demand drops to say 5l/min the heater will modulate down accordingly to an output

Giving your business a boost Inta introduces its best-ever Schiedel Team Up With Cilantro Energy costs are still high on your magnetic filter Engineering For Challenging Job

7kW. As can be seen a Rinnai unit used as a gas booster for solar systems will not only maximize solar gain, it will only use the correct amount of energy for the particular demand at the time. The rest of the time the unit is inactive. It is this, the booster, that ensures neverending hot water – no matter the demand so people can shower or bath any time of the day or night or whatever the weather conditions. Fossil fuel is only used when the renewable thermal energy store is below its set-point, thus reducing the dependency on fossil fuel and reducing CO2 emissions. This system is a blueprint for maximizing renewables gain. If you want to make it even more so, opt for one of Rinnai’s condensing water heaters and push the efficiencies envelope even further. Another technological advantage in using a continuous flow water heat as a booster is that you can wipe out any worries about legionella being a problem with stored water.ns are available. ENQUIRY-Card 577

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customers’ wish list and if you can find simple and inexpensive ways of reducing their bills, there are good opportunities to win some additional business with every job you do. The simple plug-in timer adapters are still sold in their thousands for DIY use, but professional installers can go a lot further with smarter, hard-wired devices which can be set with switching programmes as simple or as complicated as you need. Its horses for courses, so it’s worth spending a bit of time looking through the catalogue or, in the case of Timeguard, having a look at the boxes because the packaging tells you everything you need to know at a glance, in words and pictures. With heating control, the key to comfort is to maintain room temperatures within a 0.5ºC of the desired temperature, a 'comfort window' within which people don't notice a variation in temperature and feel the need to start ‘fiddling’ with the controls.

Leading heating equipment manufacturer Inta has introduced its second-generation intaKlean magnetic filter.Designed to combat contamination problems caused by rogue particles in fluid-based heating systems, the intaKlean 2 is the first of its kind to feature a double gauze filter, which actively captures and keeps hold of nonferrous debris, as well as eliminating trapped air. As fluid circulates around the filter body, non-ferrous foreign matter is caught and retained in the gauze, while the remaining ferrous debris is drawn to the centre of the filter and captured by the powerful neodymium magnet. The intaKlean 2’s full bore butterfly valves allow for convenient in-line installation without restricting water flow, and the magnet can be removed while the system is live for effortless cleaning.

The UK’s leading chimney manufacturer Schiedel has completed their first job with Cilantro Engineering, successfully completing a problematic brief. St John Bosco College in Wandsworth appointed Schiedel to supply, deliver and install 2No 200mmID flues connecting from the Potterton boiler modules to a single 250mmID ICS Plus header system via a 45 entry. The header then ran horizontally 1.7 metres to the riser zone before rising vertically straight for 21m to an open meshed termination. The contract was completed within a deadline of 8 weeks, including 2 weeks for installation. For a project such as this, the timing was very tight with engineers working weekends in order to meet the deadline set by the client.

Heating controls specialist Drayton has granted your wishes by launching its most intelligent range of products to date – miGenie. The fantastic new collection of internet connected heating control packs – known as miGenie Wishes - add a touch of magic to your life by making smart technology simple. The miGenie Wishes feature heating controls similar to the leading MiTime and MiStat range. However, miGenie devices utilise smart technology, enabled by an intuitive app that users download onto an iOS or Android smartphone, tablet or Apple Watch. This allows homeowners to regulate their heating and hot water from anywhere, at any time, using the app. Products contained within the miGenie Wishes are prebound and boast a standard backplate, meaning they are easy to retrofit and can be installed straight from the box in as little as ten minutes. ENQUIRY-Card 132 ENQUIRY-Card 133 ENQUIRY-Card 134 ENQUIRY-Card 135

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Johnson & Starley's WarmCair warm air heating, Aquastar hot water storage and Home 'n Dry ventilation technology have been combined to maximum effect in a spectacularly renovated historic apartment in Penarth. Brian and Marilyn Fisher selected Johnson & Starley products on professional recommendation and are delighted with the results. Albert Road Wesleyan Methodist Church, Penarth, was built in 1907 and its schoolroom was destroyed by bombing in World War Two. The church was later converted into a multi-purpose building, still including a place of worship, but with most of it given over to local community services. Since being used as a community centre it had fallen into disrepair and in 2012 it was converted into eight luxury apartments, including two spacious duplexes. They were all designed to utilise as

effectively as possible all the available space afforded by the original large church with its vaulted ceiling. Renovation features include attic style storage space and glass walled decks for split level loft style accommodation, whilst much of the original church's heritage, original design and architectural features have also been retained. These include the original rafters and coving, along with the bell tower – now a wine cellar with roof top terrace. Brian and Marilyn Fisher's open plan apartment features living room, kitchen and two bedrooms on an upper level of the renovated church with a dressing room and airing cupboard - later transformed to house the new Johnson & Starley Warmcair heater and Aquastar water storage cylinder - leading off a mezzanine floor. Originally, electric underfloor heating had been installed to heat the apartment, but it had soon become apparent that this was inadequate to provide sufficient heating for the living space with its very high ceilings.

Fuel bills were ranging from £600-£700 a month, yet even with the addition of portable calor gas and electric fan heaters, the desired warmth levels were still not being achieved.

ceilings and a delightful internal décor. This needed to be considered carefully when designing the installation of the required ductwork to distribute warmed air in the most effective way.”

Looking for an alternative more effective and more energy efficient approach, a British Gas engineer suggested to the Fishers that a Johnson & Starley warm air heating system with provision of domestic hot water could prove a solution. Following a site visit and professional advice from Independent Heating System Designer Barry Williamson, a specification for a heating system, including detailed heat loss calculations, was drawn up. The solution was based on the installation of a Johnson & Starley WarmCair C20DW high efficiency combined warm air condensing heater with domestic hot water.

Although the underfloor heating has been retained, it is no longer required. Only the fully Building Regulations Part L compliant, the WarmCair C20DW is now used. It has the added advantage of domestic hot water provision rather than having to rely upon a standard tank with an immersion heater. With a thermal efficiency up to 98% and its 20kW output, the WarmCair C20DW is ideal for the size of the apartment and fulfils all of Mr & Mrs Fisher's requirements.

Barry comments: “The apartment presented some challenges in terms of designing and installing a warm air heating system that could do the job. It's an unusually shaped apartment with high

warm air heating there is no heat loss compared with that which is encountered when hot water is circulated through radiators to heat the house,” says Barry Williamson. A 180 litre Aquastar hot water storage cylinder has been installed. It is made from highgrade stainless steel and retains heat using a 50mm layer of insulation. The capacity is more than enough to store the hot water generated by the WarmCair and required by the Fishers. It also features a 3kW backup immersion heater. The complete installation was undertaken by Robin Hefter of Shackleton Wintle and it took 10 working days to complete due to the scale and challenge of the project. This included drilling the solid three feet thick church walls. Said Robin Heffter Managing Director of Shackleton-Wintle “It was an interesting job with many technical challenges, but the results made everything worthwhile. Mr & Mrs Fisher were for the first time in 4 years warm this winter and are extremely happy with their warm and comfortable fast acting heating system.” r radiators to spoil the look of our lovely apartment. “

For extra energy efficiency it is fully modulating and includes a condensate pump as standard as well as the Cleanflow electronic air filtration option. “The WarmCair is a new generation of warm air heating, ideal for this type of heritage project. It performs at least as well as a modern gas fired wet heating system, but without the unsightly clutter of ENQUIRY-Card 579 radiators. Furthermore with

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Gledhill launches the Torrent Eco Thermal Store Gledhill, the cylinder specialist, has further developed its range of thermal stores, utilising the most advanced technology to provide even greater energy efficiency and high performance. The new Torrent Eco range features a high-efficiency ErPready pump, flow sensor technology, increased store temperature capacity and an integral secondary return as standard, significantly improving efficiency for installations, especially when using renewable energy sources. The new range has evolved Gledhill’s original Torrent GreenHeat thermal store and offers homeowners more

RINNAI: INTELLIGENCE BY DESIGN Rinnai’s Chris Goggin looks at how intelligence by design is the way to future-proof product and installations against rising energy prices and impending legislation. Rinnai manufactures and supplies the than 12 million gas appliances every best in class, energy efficient Infinity year; all are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 continuous flow condensing gas fired certified. These products are water heater range. This ‘tankless’ form manufactured to reduce the negative of hot water delivery has the potential impact on the environment with market to offer huge ongoing financial benefits leading designs that have lower to building owners and tenants even greenhouse emissions. before the advanced energy saving Major investment in the new generation technologies of the units themselves are Rinnai Infinity continuous flow hot taken into account. water system has also resulted in the Hot water expert Rinnai makes more best energy efficiency figures in the

flexibility to maximise the available heat sources, including woodchip burners, biomass stoves and traditional wood burning stoves. In addition, by combining renewable energy sources such as solar thermal or heat pumps, along with conventional gas, oil and LPG, the store is utilised to deliver heating to the property and hot water on demand via a plate heat exchanger. Jason Hobson, managing director at Gledhill, explains: “The Torrent Eco range of thermal stores utilises our 40 years of cylinder design expertise to maximise the input from available energy sources to provides a flexible solution that is better for the environment, easier to install and offers the end user increased performance with reduced running costs.” The new pump incorporated into Gledhill’s Torrent Eco range doubles the efficiency of both

industry due to Rinnai’s new low NOx burner technology. All are backed with extensive warranties and after sales service teams. Rinnai also provides a range of solar hot water systems that boast market-leading efficiencies. Rinnai renewables-ready heavy duty condensing units are engineered specifically to guarantee the highest efficiencies and therefore the lowest running costs of any commercial water heater. For example, Rinnai infinity condensing HDC1200 internal and external models show an impressive energy performance of 107 per cent net efficiency while the larger Rinnai HDC1500 models turn in 105 per cent net efficiency*. Rinnai has just launched the Infinity HDC1600i, its premium condensing water heater which has been tested to below 20 ppm NOx, producing the lowest emissions on the market, with 107 per cent gross efficiencies*. This unit is a prime example of intelligence by design. The Infinity HDC 1600 renewables-ready low NOx series is the first heater of its kind to utilise this patented pre-mix burner technology. The newly developed downfiring burner allows increased efficiency and reduces NOx gases. The burner, patented by Rinnai, has a 13-1 turn down ratio – the largest on the market – of 58.4kw-4.5kw and is ultra quiet in operation – so quiet that you wouldn’t know it was on unless you glance at the number on the display. The Infinity 1600i low NOx series is available with an output of 58.4 kw

the hydraulics and the motor compared to the previous pump, optimising the partial load range by automatic pump performance control. This results in drastically reduced power consumption. Further reductions to the Torrent’s power consumption have been achieved thanks to the introduction of new flow sensor technology. This dramatically improves the hot water response times to the taps, reducing by up to 75 per cent, and overcomes the need to keep the plate heat exchanger heated on a ‘warm cycle’. The plate heat exchanger is now heated only when there is hot water demand, keeping the heat in the store for as long as possible for optimum performance. In addition to being open vented, and therefore an inherently safe system, the Torrent Eco range of thermal stores has been engineered for increased safety. With new software developed, in conjunction with the new flow sensor, the Torrent Eco provides stable hot water temperatures from the higher temperatures within the thermal store. ENQUIRY-Card 580

producing 16.2 litres of temperature controlled hot water per minute (or 9.73 per hour) raised at 50°C. But that is only part of the Rinnai story. By taking a longer view far beyond the parameters of the product itself, looking at the environments in which they are put to work, Rinnai has melded technology with practicality to ensure the best possible performance in operation. Heating and hot water account for more than one third of UK business energy consumption, so having firm control over this area via Rinnai BMS Gateway technology can really help to reduce energy bills and achieve allimportant CSR enviro-nmental requirements on carbon reduction.a secondary heat source for a solar or ASHP-boosted hot water delivery system. ENQUIRY-Card 581

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Yeoman Shield adds a Sparkle to Wall Protection When a local coffee shop, owned by Mother and Daughter Team, Tracy and Rebecca, found that their newly decorated walls were quickly showing signs of damage they turned to Yeoman Shield Wall & Door protection for help. our new Silver metallic finish, would be just the ticket.” Explained Sally Moores from Yeoman Shield. The durable wall protection panels were installed to a metre high, by Yeoman Shield’s directly employed fixing operatives, along the main wall and also around the entrance to The Coffee Block to prevent unsightly damage whilst keeping the shop looking on trend and enticing to customers. “We are thoroughly happy with

the result and the metallic colour looks great. The panels are easy to clean with the added benefit of not having to touch up with paint or re plaster the walls for some time to come.” Concluded Rebecca.

Mapei’s high performance decorative flooring system specified at The Green Room, London

Designed by Benjamin Marks, The Green Room cost £740, 000 to build. Three individual Mapei products were specified throughout the 150m2 restaurant area and all floor works were carried out by Polished Concrete Designs. Topcem, Mapei’s special hydraulic binder for producing fast-drying screeds, was specified as the base product due to its performance. Mapei’s Ultratop cementitious floor covering in Anthracite was applied to give the appearance

Open since April 2014 with business being strong, The Coffee Block at Drighlington, Leeds which serves barista coffee, tea, sandwiches and cakes found that the wall between the kitchen area and the front of house was quickly looking grubby, worn and damaged. “We obviously took a lot of time and consideration in choosing décor and colours which will enhance our customers visit. However after all this effort we were quite dismayed at the speed the wall

to the kitchen area was showing the wear and tear.” Commented Rebecca. Yeoman Shield (whose staff use the coffee shop regularly) when hearing about this problem suggested installing Yeoman Shield HessianEx wall protection panels in a Silver finish. “We had just launched our new metallic colour range and thought due to the style and colour scheme of the coffee shop, Yeoman Shield HessianEx textured finish wall panels in

A Mapei internal decorative floor system has been installed at The Green Room restaurant on London’s South Bank. The Green Room is a new neighbourhood restaurant, bar and garden created by local social enterprise Coin Street Community Builders and the National Theatre.

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of a polished concrete surface; this was chosen to complement the look of the rest of the restaurant’s interior. Mapei’s Ultratop Anthracite was also chosen due to its inherent high strength and excellent resistance to abrasion making it ideal for use in high traffic areas. All the joints in the floor were sealed with Mapeflex PU30, a two-component, high-strength, thixtropic epoxy-polyurethane sealant that was coloured to match the anthracite flooring. The restaurant is situated next to Rambert Dance Studios and behind the National Theatre on London's South Bank. The interior has been designed to provide a contemporary and airy atmosphere and features props and scenery recycled from National Theatre shows. For more information about Mapei, please visit, email or tel. +44 (0)121 508 6970. For more information on The Green Room, visit: . ENQUIRY-Card 583

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