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COMPANY & PRODUCT NEWS AGGREGATE INDUSTRIES has extended its packed products offering with the introduction of six new products to the Lafarge Cement range.


Velux® rewards customers all year round Self-builders and roof window installers across the UK and Ireland can claim rewards, redeemable at top brand retailers and restaurants, every time they buy any VELUX® roof windows, flat roof windows and sun tunnels in 2017. In the UK the rewards are redeemable at a range of retailers, including M&S, John Lewis, Argos, Pizza Express, Thomas Cook, Curry’s/PC World and Ticketmaster. VELUX intends to expand on this range of partners throughout 2017 to offer customers even more choice of where to spend their rewards. Customers can earn rewards from £3 to £30 per product, with hand-picked partners to suit everyone in the family. Each product needs to be registered within 45 days of purchase. To start gaining rewards, customers simply need to register with VELUX online at Using the new VELUX rewards calculator, installers can see exactly how much they will earn for each product they buy.

Richard McArthur, Marketing Manager from VELUX said: “We’re urging installers to take advantage of the fantastic rewards available to them when buying from the VELUX range. If you’re regularly buying VELUX products, the rewards can quickly add up. In fact, before you know it, you could have enough to take the family away on holiday. It only takes a couple of minutes to log every purchase from your computer or smartphone, so wherever and whenever you’re buying VELUX products, you’ll always be rewarded. “We know that our customers enjoy rewards that allow them to give themselves and their families a treat, so partnering with some of the country’s best loved retailers and restaurants is a great way to say ‘thank you’ for the continued use of our products and service. Whether you are a frequent installer of VELUX products or use them just a few times a year it really makes sense to join VELUX Rewards and start earning points with every purchase.”

DRAINAGE & WASTE WATER YEOMAN Cyden Homes engaged with national award winning architect, Jonathan Hendry Associates, to bring to fruition the innovative Par 3 in Humberston.

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Britain’s best bacon butties have been revealed, following a monthlong hunt. As part of the nation-wide competition, tradespeople were asked to nominate the butty establishment they feel makes the country’s best bacon sandwich - whether that’s a café, restaurant, hotel or roadside van. JoJo’s Breakfast Bar in Gloucester, Burger Dan’s in Norwich, Sparks Will Fry in Widnes, Giltbrook Shop in Cob Nottingham, Straw Kitchen in Warwickshire, The Kitchen Table in West Hamstead, Ockham Bites in Surrey, the Lunch Box in Kent, Hackney City Farm in London and Castle Café in Northwich have been crowned the winners of IronmongeryDirect’s Britain’s Best Bacon Butty competition. After receiving hundreds of entries for the competition, IronmongeryDirect revealed the top 10 establishments across the country, as voted for by tradespeople. All 10 winners have been placed on to a dedicated Bacon Butty map, which highlights where in the UK tradespeople can get their hands on the best bacon sandwiches. So, wherever they are on a job, hard working tradespeople can make sure they start their day off in the right way with a hearty breakfast. The competition was launched following recent research by IronmongeryDirect, which found that the classic bacon sandwich is the breakfast of choice for our nation’s tradespeople. A survey of 2,014 workers found that 72% of tradespeople agree the hearty sandwich is their workplace snack of choice. Every tradesperson who entered a nomination was placed into a prize draw to win one of five £100 Amazon vouchers. Chris Wardle from Stalybridge, Paul Rainbow from Norfolk, Hally Jones from Northampton, Nigel Chambers from Gloucester and David Cable from Oxford have been named as the lucky winners of the Amazon vouchers. Wayne Lysaght-Mason, managing director at IronmongeryDirect, said: “Bacon sandwiches are a classic breakfast choice for those on the go, which explains why they have been named as the snack of choice by the UK’s tradepeople. “We know that a tradesperson’s job can be physically demanding, so it’s important to kick-start the day with a hearty breakfast. That’s why we launched our competition to find those breakfast heroes who provide the perfect sandwich to keep our nation of workers powering on throughout the day. Now tradespeople across the country can visit our dedicated Butty map so they can get their hands on a good breakfast wherever their work takes them.” To view the official Bacon Butty map, please visit http://www.ironmongery ENQUIRY-Card 102

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Walsall College student crowned Dunlop MultiSkill Champion! Jason Skitt from Walsall College has been named as Dunlop’s Multi-Skill Champion 2017 after triumphing in a number of construction tests.

The Dunlop Multi-Skill Champion Competition is the only one of its kind in the UK to recognise students across the UK taking the City & Guilds Construction Skills (6219) qualification. The competition organised by the pioneering manufacturer of tiling, decorating and flooring products for the trade – supported by NoMorePly® celebrates and supports students who are looking develop their practical skills before entering the construction industry. Eighteen college students from across the UK took part in tiling, decorating and carpentry challenges at the competition’s Grand Final which was held at Dunlop’s Innovation and Technology Centre in Stokeon-Trent on Thursday (15th June). Following challenges Jason was named the winner and

presented with the winner’s trophy and approximately £1000 worth of tools and equipment kindly donated by a number of brands including; Redbacks Kneepads, Stakrak, Jobman, Picasso Brush, Obvious Solutions, Roller Squeegee, MarXMan, Catapiller, ZipWall, Gripper Cloth, LadderLimb, Big Wipes, Home Strip, Cyklone, Go!Paint, SureTile, Wallrock, Coral Tools, Buddy Tools, Drill Bit Kit, Raptor Wrap and Marcrist Tools. On being named the champion Jason said: “I’m very surprised to win! I really didn’t expect it, but I tried my best and it’s played out so it’s great. “I’ve just signed up for Level 3 BTEC in Construction Skills which starts in September to build on the 6219 course which I have really enjoyed. “When I finish my course I hope to go into property surveying or something like this and hopefully it pans out – but this is a great start for my career!” Debi Boulton, Dunlop Sales and Marketing Manager, said: “Congratulations to Jason who was a deserved winner of the competition. “The Dunlop Multi-Skill Champion competition is a great chance for construction students across the country to test their skills against their peers and win tools and products to give them a good start in the industry. “Multi-skill students are often overlooked and under supported compared with other trades and there is no equivalent national competition for them. Multi-skill traders play a vital role in construction in this country, and with the current skills shortage, supporting the next generation is vital for everyone in the industry.” Grand Final competitors were judged by Dunlop Training Manager and national SkillBuild judge Dave Rowley, Wayne de Wet, the award-winning professional decorator, consultant and industry expert and Nicola Butcher – aka “The Female Chippy” – a multi-award winning carpenter. ENQUIRY-Card 500

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Aggregate Industries Extends Lafarge Packed Cement Offering Aggregate Industries has extended its packed products offering with the introduction of six new products to the Lafarge Cement range. New products in the portfolio include Concrete Mix and Postmix, both premixed ready to use applications composed of a blend of cement and aggregates. New Mortar Mix, also premixed and ready to use, is made up of a selected blend of cement, lime and aggregates for laying all types of brick and block. Other new additions include Super White Cement, which provides an attractive, light coloured, natural looking concrete. Bright white in colour, it does not include any pigments and can be used for traditional nominal mixes for all general applications. It’s used in exactly the same way as grey Portland cements and can be used with coloured pigments as required. ENQUIRY-Card 103

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A new 250m Car Park for the employees of one of Europe’s leading Heavy Haulage specialists has been installed, and now sealed using Resiblock ‘22’. The Car park was part of a larger 3000m2 development of Van Der Vlist’s base on Burma Drive, Hull. Resiblock ‘22’ was selected following consultations between Resiblock, Keyline (Hull) and Contractors Wright Civil Engineers. The previous success of Resiblock ‘22’ at Port of Salalah, Oman, played a significant role in the selection of Resiblock ‘22’ for this transporter base. Port of Salalah, much like the Van Der Vlist site, expected large, regular volumes of traffic, with sand loss and paver destabilisation being a major concern. The long-lasting sealing, stabilising and paver protection provided by Resiblock ‘22’has led to the Resiblock ‘22’ product being used at multiple sites each year, now including Van Der Vlist in Hull. 104 11:30 ENQUIRY-Card Page 1

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The Unisaddle FA150U, a new lateral connection product made by Flexseal, has received WRc approval. The Unisaddle is designed to connect DN150 lateral pipes into a concrete or clay pipeline. Flexseal claim the product is a ‘one-size-fits-all’ connection when combined with a Flexseal Mulitbush, as a secure connection can be made between any DN150 lateral pipe material and any concrete or clay pipe from DN300 and above, providing the wall thickness of the larger pipe is a minimum or 27.5mm. “This is the most universal lateral connection ever launched by Flexseal and we’re proud to have the product outperform all of the strict testing criteria set out by WRc. We always develop products with customers in mind and endeavour to solve real site issues.

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New Mighton Machine Recieves Glowing Review The range of machinery from Mighton Products has grown again with the recent addition of the innovative X-Cut™ machine. Developed by Mighton’s in-house experts to improve the painstaking task of cross-jointing glazing bars, this compact semi-automatic milling machine measures just under 40cm wide and 45cm high. Mighton gave Tibby Singh, the former BBC Young Carpenter of the Year and now a professional tools and tech tester and reviewer, the opportunity to trial the X-Cut™ machine and see if mighty things really do come in small packages. Tibby considered the task that the XCut™ has been produced to tackle: “Making any cross detail look strong and well finished can be a tricky task especially if you’re short on time. Various shortcut methods exist of course, such as using jointing clips, but none of these compare to an authentic cross joint,” he said.

“There are a number of 45 degree angles incorporated in a traditional cross joint, making it a little more complex to achieve, so I was surprised how well the X-Cut™ machine simplifies the process. The machine itself was quick and easy to set up, the tools were easy to interchange and there was no lengthy manual or complicated computer program to learn before being able to get started,” he continued. Once assembled, the X-Cut™ machine adjusts to accept bead profiles measuring anywhere from 9mm to 19mm in height and 12mm to 38mm wide. Any lengths over 500mm can be used with the option to add extending arms either side of the machine for ease of loading longer sections. “After slotting my chosen bead into place the machine’s three cutters then worked together to produce the cross cut,” explained Tibby. “Two cutters, one on either side, move up and down to

produce two clean 45 degree cut outs whilst any dust is removed through the 63mm extraction outlet. This is followed by a third flute cutter gliding horizontally through the bead to create a hollowed-out section designed to accept other interlocking parts. Speed control is variable between 12,000 and 18,000 RPM to suit different materials, but on average it takes only 15 seconds before the cutting is complete. “Even at this speed the X-Cut™ maintains a consistent high level of finish,” added Tibby, who writes about tool tech for trade magazines as well as demonstrating and evaluating products in the UK and overseas. “This is aided by features such as the thickness gauge tool. When setting the cutting depth required the X-Cut™ is designed to automatically increase measurements by half a millimetre, ensuring all components comfortably slot together every time.” 01223 497097 ENQUIRY-Card 506

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Listers make Major Investments in IT The last twelve months have seen Trade Window and Door Manufacturer, Lister Trade Frames of Stoke on Trent, make some serious investments in their IT infrastructure across the business. Now, they have just launched a fully customised financial and business management system set to revolutionise their operations well into the future. “Our business has become ever more complicated over the last few years as we manufacture many more window systems, variants, materials and options for our trade customers.” Says Mark Warren, Listers Managing Director. “Our IT systems have to be able to control all of this information across the whole business operation so that we can meet and exceed the needs of our clients.” Listers have taken the ‘Business Intelligence’ challenge seriously in several ways. ENQUIRY-Card 107

Mapei render system used for Plymouth Housing Project Mapei’s external render system has been installed on a plot of 10 new build properties for a housing project in Plymouth. Richard Brown Plastering Contractors Ltd hand applied 3000m2 of Mapei’s render system, using Mapewall GPR reinforced with Mapetherm Net to provide a water repellent basecoat. Finishing products Silancolor Base Coat Primer and Silancolor Tonachino 1.5mm silicon topcoat were then applied to the houses, which are constructed of a medium density blockwork. Richard from Richard Brown Plastering Contractors Ltd (Plymouth) commented “We have been using Mapei’s range of renders now for many years, the new Mapewall GPR render is a pre blended bagged product which when mixed to the required consistency is a dream to use. We experienced no shrinkage cracks and the product sponges up well if a painted finish is required.” ENQUIRY-Card 108

Altecnic, the UK's leading provider of heating and plumbing components, has published its Product Guide 2017 to help merchants and installers to source authentic, accredited and approved Altecnic products. The Product Guide 2017 celebrates 30 years of successful trading for Altecnic and the range has grown again with new products, including an expanded range of pressure reducing valves, expansion vessels, dirt and air separators. In addition to high-quality products from leading brands such as Caleffi, Altecnic is well-known for supporting the heating and plumbing trade with market-leading 5-year warranties on Reflex nitrogen filled expansion vessels and superb customer service. ENQUIRY-Card 109

Tried, tested & trusted Low maintenance building products manufacturer, Kalsi Group is offering customers and specifiers peace of mind with the testing and assessment of its products, securing British Board of Agrément (BBA) certification and Kitemarks across its ranges. Graham Wilde, national sales manager, Kalsi Group said, “Our products are tested, assessed and approved against national and industry standards, and we value the credibility and confidence that they provide. BBA certification and Kitemarks are a symbol of quality and reassurance for the construction industry, as a manufacturer of low maintenance building products it is crucial that our products meet the standards which underpin our industry.

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Mighton extends parternship with coatings producer Anker Stuy Cambridgeshire based timber window and door hardware specialist, Mighton Products, has extended its partnership with Anker Stuy Verven BV to include a larger range of the Dutch paint and coatings manufacturer’s products. Mighton will now add the full range of specialist timber treatments, including interior finishes, to its established range of paints and coatings that are finding increasing favour with joinery manufacturers. Plans also include the addition of paints and coatings for other, nontimber, applications.

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Mighton has been distributing Anker Stuy products to its specialist joinery customers with next day delivery and a simple pricing structure which, with the development of products specifically developed for the UK, has drawn excellent response from customers resulting in significant sales growth. Mighton Chairman Mike Derham has now committed the company to develop additional markets such as for timber architectural façades, for which Anker Stuy products have been specified with great success. These include protection of the extensive timber façade of Cheshire’s Lymm Fire Station, which has won praise for its avant-garde design and execution. “We have very quickly developed an excellent working rapport with Anker Stuy which has enabled us to develop our coatings division with confidence,” said Mike Derham. “This has led to us extending the relationship earlier and further than we had anticipated. The company has an excellent research and development facility that is both technically brilliant and highly responsive to the specific needs of our UK customers.” For Anker Stuy, Emile Stuy said that the partnership has matured very quickly and added: “Mighton has shown a very real understanding of the needs of its customers in terms of coatings and paints. The company is working with our technical departments to develop new and innovative products for the UK that extend high performance whilst also offering ease of application. We will introduce a number of new products with Mighton in coming months.” ENQUIRY-Card 510





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Where canopies are concerned… they’ve got your needs covered! As suppliers of canopies to the trade and consumers alike, Birchwood Trading know that sizes, colours, glazing options and budgets can be vastly different from customer to customer. Their range of both wall fixed and free standing mono-pitch canopies comes in off the shelf sizes, and for customers who need an exact size or something out of the ordinary, they offer a bespoke made-to-measure canopy. Easy to install, their canopies come as a complete kit of parts with installation instructions. Frames are made from maintenance free powder coated aluminium and can be finished to any RAL colour you choose.

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Breather Foil FR brings benefits for Bishop Stortford Builder The performance potential and versatility of YBS Insulation’s Breather Foil FR for use in timber frame construction has been elegantly illustrated through a high specification residential development in an East Hertfordshire village,

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The project at Furneux Pelham, near Bishop Stortford, features an enclave of five homes priced at up to £1 million, whose elevations display a blend of timber cladding, render and brickwork, all employed to clad a factory fabricated timber frame system. Importantly, the Breather Foil FR specified by Land & County Development and the consultant, Helix Design will fulfil multiple roles. Fitted over the outer face of the sheathing board as the panels are fabricated, the breathable bubble membrane functions to not only allow moisture to escape from the fabric of the building, but protects the timber and insulation material from the elements as work proceeds. Crucially it is also flame retardant and acts to enhance the overall thermal performance of the building envelope. This thermal enhancement comes partly from the insulating value of the sheet’s 4mm thick structure and also the reflectance of the foil face. While Breather Foil FR is frequently used to protect timber frame systems containing mineral wool or PIR insulation, in the case of the Land & Country Developments scheme in Furneux Pelham, the design team opted to utilise YBS Insulation’s SuperQuilt: a 19 ply material including layers of foil, expanded polyethylene and polyester

wadding. YBS Insulation’s technical advisory service carried out a series of heat loss calculations for Land & Country – reducing the size of timber stud required from a typical 140mm thickness to just 90mm. Together, the two materials supplied through Munster Insulation, help achieve an overall U-value for the wall of 0.18 W/m2: fully complying with the current version of Part L to the Building Regulations and creating valuable extra space within the rooms to the new homes. Land & County Development is a small company established in 2009, covering the north of Essex into Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire, which specialises in constructing high quality timber framed and modular homes, styled for contemporary living in a traditional style, sympathetic to the surrounding environment. The five homes nearing completion in Furneux Pelham, range in size from two to four bedroom, with master en-suites as well as many luxury features.

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BASF Launches New Generation of Eco-Friendly Spray Foam Insulation The construction industry is faced with major challenges in the coming years. In a wide range of projects – new buildings, restorations, and interior finish – there will be big demand for progressive and sustainable products. So how can we reconcile energy efficiency, architectural ambition, and superlative home comfort? With its new Elastospray® LWP spray foam insulation, BASF combines maximum insulation performance with the best possible environmental protection. Performing strongly for energyefficient and esthetically exciting construction The Elastospray® LWP systems are the consistent further development of the proven spray foams from BASF. In addition to improving environmental compatibility, they deliver the accustomed superlative insulation, thanks in particular to its closed-cell structure.

Protection against groundwater ingress as well as gases and chemicals is offered by DualProof – a brand new two-layer durable watertight solution for below ground structures from Delta Membrane Systems. This is a fully and permanently bonded, pre-applied membrane which is fitted prior to the fixing of steel reinforcement, and the concrete pour. It comprises a sealed two-layer flexible pvc membrane laminated with a nonwoven polypropylene fleece. This fleece makes use of FiberTex technology which gives the necessary bond to the concrete, as it integrates into the concrete when poured giving a strong mechanical bond once cured. It then prevents any lateral water migration between the membrane and the structural concrete, and it even seals small cracks in the concrete. ENQUIRY-Card 113 ENQUIRY-Card 517 ENQUIRY-Card 114

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20 Tools, Site Equipment & Workwear . View our publication online at . June 2017 . New aluminium telescopic ladders from Draper Tools

Demanding professionals rate Bahco’s new saws ‘a cut above’

The most powerful mains oscillating multi tool in the world Following the successful launch of the AFSC18QSL FEIN is now proud to announce the release of the new SuperCut Construction FSC500QSL. Both versions of the SuperCut are the most powerful OMT’s available and are equipped with FEIN’s innovative Starlock Max tool mounting system. The Starlock Max system allows the user to change accessories in less than three seconds, so more time can be devoted to the task in hand. In addition the FSC500QSL can now use all types of Starlock blades (Starlock, Starlock Plus and Starlock Max) whereas its predecessor (the FSC2.0Q) was restricted to just the SuperCut blades unless an adaptor was fitted. Both the corded and cordless FEIN SuperCut machines feature the latest innovative design, which fully decouples the self-supported motor from the motor housing by using flexible dampening elements.

Following tough workplace testing by 400 independent trade professionals, coupled with major investment in advanced manufacturing technology, Bahco’s latest range of handsaws is winning praise within the UK construction industry. With their classic, yet contemporary design, Bahco’s Superior, ProfCut and PrizeCut saws set new standards in cutting performance, long-lasting blade sharpness and their ability to cut many different materials in comfort and safety. Manufactured in Sweden by Bahco engineers, they are available in a wide range of types, toothing and tooth pitch, with optional versions for coarse, medium, fine, precision and special cutting. Blade lengths range from a 12� tenon, 14� veneer and 20� precision saw to 22� and 24� lengths for coarse and medium cutting. An angled nose enables better access in tight places. ENQUIRY-Card 115 ENQUIRY-Card 116

When it comes to working at height, it’s vital to have equipment you know you can rely on. New from trusted brand Draper Tools are two high-quality, versatile aluminium ladders, available in an 11-rung and 13-rung model. Manufactured in accordance with EN131.6 standards, the ladders help ensure maximum safety when working at height. Don’t forget, in the UK all employers must comply with the HSE’s Work at Height regulations, which state that the risks from work at height must be assessed and that appropriate work equipment is selected and used. Each of the new Draper Tools ladders comes fitted with sturdy slip-resistant feet which help to stabilise them when in use. ENQUIRY-Card 117

Dewalt XR Flexvolt 54V range sets a new standard ¡ New DEWALT XR FLEXVOLT power tool range offers the flexibility of cordless technology and mains equivalent power from a 54V battery ¡ Sustained all day operation for onsite heavy duty construction application, without cable inconvenience ¡ Wide range of 54V power tools to suit any job ¡ Cross-compatible with 18V tools, providing the complete cordless power tool system DEWALT is launching the industry’s most powerful range of cordless power tools to guarantee sustained, all-day

onsite performance without the need for mains power supply. ENQUIRY-Card 118

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BARNSLEY Pontefract Rd, Barnsley, S71 1EZ 01226 732297 B’HAM GREAT BARR 4 Birmingham Rd. 0121 358 7977 B’HAM HAY MILLS 1152 Coventry Rd, Hay Mills 0121 7713433 OPENS 6TH JULY 2017! BLACKPOOL NEW STORE BOLTON 1 Thynne St. BL3 6BD 01204 365799 BRADFORD 105-107 Manningham Lane. BD1 3BN 01274 390962 BRIGHTON 123 Lewes Rd, BN2 3QB 01273 915999 BRISTOL 1-3 Church Rd, Lawrence Hill. BS5 9JJ 0117 935 1060 BURTON UPON TRENT 12a Lichfield St. DE14 3QZ 01283 564 708 CAMBRIDGE 181-183 Histon Road, Cambridge. CB4 3HL 01223 322675 CARDIFF 44-46 City Rd. CF24 3DN 029 2046 5424 CARLISLE 85 London Rd. CA1 2LG 01228 591666 CHELTENHAM 84 Fairview Road. GL52 2EH 01242 514 402 CHESTER 43-45 St. James Street. CH1 3EY 01244 311258 COLCHESTER 4 North Station Rd. CO1 1RE 01206 762831 COVENTRY Bishop St. CV1 1HT 024 7622 4227 CROYDON 423-427 Brighton Rd, Sth Croydon 020 8763 0640 DARLINGTON 214 Northgate. DL1 1RB 01325 380 841 DEAL (KENT) 182-186 High St. CT14 6BQ 01304 373 434 DERBY Derwent St. DE1 2ED 01332 290 931 DONCASTER Wheatley Hall Road 01302 245 999 DUNDEE 24-26 Trades Lane. DD1 3ET 01382 225 140

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Hultafors’ New Knives & Hand Axes for Craftsmen & Outdoor Enthusiasts Robustness, quality and long-lasting sharpness are the hallmarks of these superb products. With a selection of toughened, corrosion-proof Heavy Duty Knives, Safety Knives, Chisel Knives and Utility Knives for general purpose tasks on site, there’s also precision products for Electricians, Plumbers and Painters. The latest additions to the range are the Outdoor Knives for tougher tasks on-site or for those who need a cutting-edge companion out in the bush. They’re all are ergonomically designed with comfortable, secure grips and, made from the highest quality Japanese steel, which is honed and sharpened for durability, effectiveness and to withstand corrosion. Hultafors Hand Axes for Felling, Carpentry and Trekking activities are all hand-forged with dense, steel heads and hickory handles.

Hultafors Group Acquires Puvab – To Complement The Snickers Workwear Range The Hultafors Group has acquired Puvab – the specialist in protective clothing for workers in energy and utility markets as well as those in other industries that need flame resistant safety wear.  The acquisition is part of the growth strategy for the Hultafors Group, and further strengthens and compliments the Snickers Workwear brand in the UK. David Clark, managing director of the Hultafors Group in the UK which owns Snickers Workwear says, ”We are extending our range of protective wear for professional tradesmen and women with even more market-leading products. With its broad assortment of safety wear and strong track record in the market, Puvab is the ideal partner to complement the Snickers Workwear product range”.

Scruffs Trade Shorts, from Birchwood Price Tools, are designed with warmer working days in mind. Available in three colourways: black, ink blue and slate, these lightweight and durable work shorts offer function, comfort and style. Made from a lighter weight fabric with tough summer reinforcements in stress areas, these hard wearing trade shorts are made for on-site working. Multiple pockets including a cargo pocket, phone pocket and tuck away holster pockets keep tools and valuables to hand. Setting the standard since 2003, Scruffs designs workwear and safety footwear for a new generation of trade professionals. Engineered with technical expertise to deliver outstanding comfort, durability and functionality, Scruffs workwear is made to work as hard as they do. Scruffs. For the masters at work, by the masters of workwear. ENQUIRY-Card 119 ENQUIRY-Card 120 ENQUIRY-Card 121

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Brand New Range of Cobalt Holesaws 2017

Clear-Cut performance. Abracs Abrasives relaunched their range of premium quality BiMatal Holesaws for 2017 with the addition of 8% cobalt to the metal alloy increasing product strength, durability and performance. The Holesaws are suitable for use on a wide range of applications including Wood, Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Cast Iron and Aluminium. Abracs Cobalt Holesaws are expertly manufactured with high speed variable Pitch teeth for fast and clean cutting and a strengthened core for extreme durability and precision. Abracs Cobalt Hole Saws come individually packaged & contain full information on correct speeds, applications, fitting instructions and safety guidelines. An extensive range of Abracs Cobalt Holesaws and Accessories are now available nationally from your local Toolstation branch or online, visit the Toolstation or Abracs website for more details and to view the brand new Product testing video showcasing the unbelievable performance of these products. ENQUIRY-Card 122 ENQUIRY-Card 524

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Solving the jigsaw piece puzzle ~ Easily overcoming common kitchen installation issues ~

In 2015, over 594,000 people in the UK spent more than £4,000 on a fitted kitchen. Here John Cove, marketing manager at power tool accessories and hand tool specialist, Starrett, explains how contractors can make the most of the boom. Homeowners are increasingly prioritising the kitchen over other areas of the home due to the rising popularity of open plan living and multifunctional spaces. With such a rise in demand, kitchen installers are increasingly faced with challenging design requirements and materials that can often feel like an impossible jigsaw puzzle. Choosing the right jigsaw blade can be the missing piece that ultimately improves installation methods and quality of finish. Because the current industry trend for sleek, minimalist and contemporary kitchens shows no sign of slowing down, kitchen contractors and installers are being faced with an ever-expanding range of materials. Wood, metal, plastic, ceramics, stone and fibreglass are all common parts of a homeowner’s design requirements, making the need for high quality power tools and accessories greater than ever. While jigsaws are amongst the most popular power tools used by kitchen fitters, due to the tool's resilience and powerful performance, frequent chipping of coated surfaces, including worktops and kitchen shelving, is a common problem for installers. Innovative technologies and materials, including Starrett’s patented bimetal material and Dual Cut blades, provide the perfect solution for multipurpose cutting that creates the highest quality finishes in the easiest way possible. Bimetal Unique Tool manufacturers have for decades used bimetal materials — the layering of one type of metal on top of another — in the manufacture of saw blades for a wide range of industries. Bimetal fulfils a wide range of installation requirements by taking advantage of the flexibility of both hard and soft materials.

Starrett’s bimetal unique technology is a patented process which takes the production of bimetal material to a new level. Benefits for installers include much stronger teeth, improved heat resistance and greater blade life, when compared against competitive bimetal products. No chipping to the edge of the cut It is widely understood amongst installers that damage to the edge of the material being cut can be the bane

of any installation. Because jigsaw blades are prone to chipping the coated surface of a material as the blade leaves the cut, many installers choose to cut from the underside of the material or cover the coating in masking tape in an attempt to combat this problem. This adds substantial time and risk to any job, in addition the rise in sleek kitchen designs has resulted in underneath edges often being left exposed as part of the interior style, meaning that chipping of the undersides of edging, shelving and other surfaces could be visible. In an attempt to combat chipping on the top surface, many jigsaw blade manufacturers offer blades with the teeth reversed so that the jigsaw cuts on the downstroke rather than the usual upstroke. Although this might initially appear to be a solution, the design specification of the blade makes installer use difficult. The downcut positioning can cause the blades to cut off straight vertically due to the sheer pressure of the blades pushing away from the machine. Even though the cuts might slant by only a few millimetres, the installation of sinks and other appliances can become a significant problem. To combat this issue, the Starrett BU310T jigsaw blade cuts as normal on the upward stroke of the machine but features ground teeth which create exceptional sharpness for a high profile finish. There is also no set on the teeth of the blade which limits further the

potential for chipping of the surface coating. The result is a worktop cut straight, and cut from the top with a high quality, chip free surface finish. Starrett’s bespoke Dual Cut jigsaw blades are uniquely developed to prevent the chipping of coated surfaces and slanting to create a polished finish on both sides of the material. The Dual Cut blade’s teeth are variable in size, with the spacing between the teeth also variable to prevent chipping on both sides, making it the ideal tool to cut shelf board and other similar materials. As the teeth point toward the centre of the blade, rather than downwards like traditional blades, resistance, durability and productivity for straight, curved and complex contour cuts is much simpler and more straightforward. As latest materials and aesthetics provide kitchen fitters with the opportunity to create installations that push traditional design boundaries, jigsaw blades that increase efficiency and reduce time scales provide the final piece of the puzzle for installers. The 594,000 people in the UK spending more than £4000 on a kitchen can sleep soundly, safe in the knowledge that the result will look every bit as good as they expect. ENQUIRY-Card 526

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Stabila LAX 300G laser measure is beaming with accuracy & precision Identifying laser markings when working in a brightly lit building can prove tricky, but not with the Stabila LAX 300G laser, now available from Hyde. With green laser lines for optimum visibility in bright indoor lighting conditions, the new cross line laser is a must for any tradesman’s tool bag. In fact, Stabila GREENBEAM technology means that the laser lines are four times more visible to the human eye than red lines, ensuring greater accuracy and fewer marking errors no matter what

the conditions. Thanks to highperformance optics, the green laser is focused into a fine, sharp line for precision every time, while the outstanding clarity of the lines enables

conventional red lasers, even over longer distances. The self-levelling line laser is the ideal tool for all interior construction tasks, from fitting and aligning electrical installations, drywall construction and marking out tile layouts, to levelling window heights, constructing kitchen cupboards and aligning worktops. The versatile technology provides crossline, independent horizontal or vertical lines which covers almost the entire room, with plumb-line dots upwards and downwards. Pendulum technology designed for the construction site ensures quick selflevelling for maximum efficiency, while the compact yet shock absorbent housing has an extendable foot for height adjustment for working directly on U-profiles. Operating the LAX 300G is simple too, with a single-button operation for easy changeover of functions. The laser can be used all day without needing to be recharged, thanks to the latest generation of energy-saving laser diodes, while a handy belt pouch means the tool can be kept conveniently close to hand, while a two-year guarantee provides complete peace of mind.

accurate work to be carried out with a visible measuring range up to 30m. The Stabila GREENBEAM technology provides better visibility at a distance, making the LAX 300G far superior to

For more information call Hyde on 0121 705 7987 or visit ENQUIRY-Card 528

THANKS FOR MAKING THE 244 SA AW W OUR BEST SELLING HANDSA AW IN THE UK Bahco’s best selling 244 handsaw range continues to become a firm favourite amongst tradesmen with it’s perfect balance and smooth low friction blade. It gets the all round seal of approval!







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Compatibility is key when selecting combined Head and Hearing Protection Often users of Personal Protective Equipment need a combination of items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to make sure they are adequately protected in work environments.

A very common combination is head and hearing protection. To work properly, however, the different types of PPE must be compatible. JSP have developed a new range of Sonis® Helmet Mounted Ear Defenders which peak at an unbeaten SNR of 36.This new range is specially designed

to be compatible to work with the company’s Evo range of industrial head protection. The new Sonis ® range of Helmet Mounted Ear Defenders easily attach and detach from the universal slot of JSP Helmets and through rigorous testing JSP can guarantee that correct

SNR’s are reached when worn with their EVOlite, EVO 2, EVO3, Global Standard EVO5 Olympus Helmet and Skyworker Helmet. Compatibility is key when fitting accessories to Personal Protective Equipment. This new Sonis® range of Helmet Mounted Ear Defenders feature adjustable steel arms so the wearer can tilt and adjust the position of the cup to give an excellent fit to the ear. The force the helmet adaptor applies and the cushion surface area work together to provide optimum cushion pressure and comfort. With 360O rotation onto the Helmet, the wearer can keep the ear defenders neatly parked onto the helmet when not in use but remaining in easy reach. The low profile cups allows for compatibility with other Personal Protective Equipment including the JSP SurefitTM visor system for maximum protection. Manufactured in Oxfordshire, the Sonis® helmet mounted cups can be coloured to meet a corporate identity and can also be printed with a company logo for improved brand recognition and to prevent theft. This exceptional range of Sonis® Helmet Mounted Ear Defenders is Kitemarked, and meets EN352-3. ENQUIRY-Card 530

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STYLISH RAINWATER SYSTEMS COMPLEMENT UNIQUE DEVELOPMENT Cyden Homes engaged with national award winning architect, Jonathan Hendry Associates, to bring to fruition the innovative Par 3 in Humberston - a contemporary village development within a protected and managed environment. Among the fairways of the former Humberston Golf Course, meticulously designed residences were constructed by Cyden Homes to take maximum advantage of the natural environment. With the different styles and finishes to the houses, reflecting the surrounding natural beauty, it was important that the chosen rainwater system emulated the uniqueness of the buildings’ exteriors.

“In respect of the guttering and down pipes, the architect had specified milled finish aluminium rainwater goods to go with the contemporary external design. Our fitter, John Gothorpe had dealt with Yeoman Rainguard previously and recommended we got in contact.” Explained Peter Bond, sales & marketing director for Cyden Homes. Yeoman Rainguard’s SL Aluminium products were

decided upon, in a milled finish, to complement the building materials used for the development. SL Aluminium half round 125 x 75mm gutters along with 75mm dia. down pipes were installed on the residences with Plain Cast Aluminium Hoppers added to some garage/out buildings. Aluminium rainwater systems not only offer aesthetic advantages but are also easy and quick to fit saving on site installation times when fitting to multiple units. Being a very durable product Rainguard SL Aluminium rainwater systems will offer a long and maintenance free lifecycle, added to the fact that it is a 100% recyclable material, it becomes an ecologically sound choice. “The style of finish on Yeoman Rainguard SL gutters and downpipes has been well received by the customers as it is a ‘noticeable’ addition, helping to affirm the uniqueness of the development.” Concluded Mr Bond.

For more information on Yeoman Rainguard SL Aluminium range, or indeed any of their products then go to or call 0113 279 5854. ENQUIRY-Card 532

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

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

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

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

Low Profile Septic Tank

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

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

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The aerobic biological treatment process used in all of the systems offered is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Submerged Aerated Filterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (SAF) sometimes referred to as biological aerated filters. Synergy NS10 Full Rentention Separator

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

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RAINWATER SYSTEMS FROM KAYFLOW Never a case of one-size fits all. Kayflow sees SuperDeep170 as being ideal for large commercial developments such as agricultural buildings, hospitals etc

When it comes to choosing the correct rainwater system for construction projects in the UK, it is definitely not a case of one size fits all. Here we take a look at how one of the leading manufacturers has developed a portfolio of products designed to cope with the wide range of rainfall condition experienced in different areas of the country If there is one characteristic that British people are known for all over the World, it’s probably our obsession with the weather. As children, we only seem to remember the long hot days of summer. Did they really happen? Did our Dads actually manage to keep the barbecue alight through the downpours? Our rose-tinted memories may say “yes” but reality was somewhat different! And when the first flakes of winter snow arrive, does the whole country goes into panic mode with road, railway and airport disruption at every turn? Oh, yes it does! The real problem with the British weather is that it is so variable. In some areas of the country – Wales, Scotland, The Pennines etc, we see a huge amount of rainfall – as much as 180 inches per year, making them some of the wettest locations in Europe. In other areas – London, East Yorkshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, much less rainfall occurs – as little as 24 inches per year, making them some of the driest areas

of the country. It’s also a little-known fact that Colchester, Clacton and Ipswich actually have less annual rainfall than the Middle Eastern cities of Jerusalem and Beirut. Hard to believe, but true.

Right system, right capacity. But what does all this mean in the real world of UK construction? The simple answer, according to roofline and rainwater systems specialist, Kayflow, is to provide the market with guttering systems with the appropriate capacity to do their job with optimal efficiency, whatever the prevailing conditions may be.

gutter and nearly 2.5 times more water than a standard deep system. Kayflow sees SuperDeep170 as being ideal for large commercial developments such as agricultural buildings, hospitals, schools and factories. These types of buildings generally have large roof areas with high run-off potential and therefore need a much bigger capacity system.

Expansion & Contraction Heat build-up is sometimes seen as a downside to large capacity, dark coloured PVC guttering systems due to the volume of material in their

According to Kayflow, SuperDeep170 can even reduce the number of downpipes needed with consequent reduction in the frequency and lengths of below ground connections etc.

Super Strength For areas of high rainfall intensity, Kayflow has developed a SuperDeep170, a PVC profile guttering system, designed to handle a much higher flow rate than standard guttering. With a market leading flow rate of around 4.3 litres per second, it has the capacity to carry over 4.5 times more water than a standard half round

A consequence of increased capacity is an increase in potential weight-loading and resulting pressure on the gutter fixing system. The high strength bracketing developed for SuperDeep170 is said to be capable of holding over 125kg on one fascia bracket and well able to handle the gutter system running at full capacity.

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composition. Thermal expansion and contraction can result in an increased risk of leaks but Kayflow has raised the benchmark for the industry by coextruding the SuperDeep170 gutter profile onto a white base with a black or grey outer skin. The white base material helps reduce heat build-up through reflection, whereas a black or dark, through-colour would tend to absorb heat and increase the risk of expansion/contraction.

manufactured in round, square, deepflow and ogee profiles and in a range of colours, all well up to the job of rainwater disposal from the roofs of everything from garages to houses, flats and small commercial buildings.

The dark outer skin co-ordinates with other components in the range provides the required aesthetic to satisfy the demands of architects and other construction professionals.

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So, whether you are building in the wetter parts of Wales and the West or the dryer corners of East Anglia and the South, you can be confident that the right rainwater system, with the right capacity, profile finish and colour is little more than a phone call away.

Where high capacity systems are not a requirement, Kayflow has a range of standard rainwater products,

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Dallmer ‘Red Zone’

Roof Drains The unit’s red colour identifies it as a separate system from the conventional flat roof drainage and is intended to provide overflow when the main outlets are being overwhelmed. Crucially, the versatile design can be connected to chutes or to pipework in gravity or siphonic systems. This clears excess storm-water quickly before it can find vulnerable joints (typically where the waterproofing meets upstands) or exert excess structural loads. ‘Red’ Drain variants can be installed as part of a new roof or retrofitted into an existing one and are adjustable to suit different insulation thicknesses and waterproofing systems. The latter include Bitumen felt, single

ply PVC, TPO, EPDM as well as liquid applied membranes. The ‘Red’ Drain will either be situated on the flat roof itself or within a box gutter where it can be adjusted to work when the standing water has reached an excess depth of typically 30 mm up to a maximum of 100mm. Furthermore, because of the ‘Red’ Drain’s design it compensates for the tendency of secondary drainage systems to silt up through their occasional usage. This height adjustability can be of particular importance if the primary drainage system is siphonic as setting the overflow too low could rob the siphonic system of water, admitting air

and rendering it ineffective. A spokesperson for Dallmer commented: “All too frequently, we see North America and Europe experience new record rainfall, which has led to water ponding on flat roofs : this can cause serious damage, especially to lightweight steel structures. Installing our ‘Red’ Drains as overflows for a flat roof drainage system, can guard against these extreme events, protecting both property and the occupants.” “Whatever the type of roof make-up or the pipework system used there is a ‘Red’ Drain suitable for the job They offer high flow rates as well as straightforward

installation and the building remains properly protected.” For more information on ‘Red’ Drain visit ENQUIRY-Card 536

Danger of Local Pollution Rises as Off-Mains Drainage in England and Wales Becomes ‘Free-for-All’ Leading Wastewater Management experts, Kingspan Klargester, are advising self-builders to get their drainage right or risk being prosecuted for causing pollution. The advice comes following concerns that owners of offmains properties in England and Wales are making choices for dealing with wastewater based on cost rather than considering the impact this might have on the environment. There are also reports from installers suggesting that local pollution incidents caused by inappropriate installations of septic tanks are rising. Currently, if a property is offmains drainage and cannot be connected to a mains sewer, even with a pumping station (which must be the first option), then wastewater can be dealt with within the property’s boundaries typically using a septic tank or sewage treatment plant. The legal responsibility for the discharge lies with the

property’s owner. However, changes to legislation in England and Wales in 2010, allied to the rise in Internet shopping are believed to have contributed to a recent increase in septic tank purchases over sewage treatment plants, even though drainage conditions across the UK are such that the opposite should be the case. “It’s our belief that up to 75 per cent of discharges from private drainage systems are probably illegal,” says Kingspan Klargester's Commercial Director UK, Dave Vincent. “It’s a worrying trend which is probably exacerbated because it’s an issue which many people find too embarrassing to discuss openly. “The tendency to just type 'septic tanks' into search engines is probably because it is currently the best-known and

cheapest solution if you're offmains drainage. But a septic tank is not always the best way to treat sewage, and if a high quality septic tank isn’t chosen carefully and installed correctly, then it can lead to problems for the homeowner, even making them liable for prosecution.” What’s more, the company’s accredited installers are reporting that calls are being made to their helplines when people are starting to notice there is a problem, or can no longer tolerate the consequences – which is often too late. Dave continues: “First, we want people to understand that sewage treatment need not be unpleasant or in any way anti-

social! Top-end sewage treatment plants such as BioDisc produce clear - and odourless - overflow that is environmentally acceptable. You can even discharge it directly into watercourses, without affecting the water quality or wildlife, dependent on appropriate location and outflow quantity and Regulator approval.” “Septic tanks do not treat waste, they simply produce soluble waste from solids which is then discharged and filtered through the ground, usually requiring a reed bed. They can pollute groundwater – our drinking water essentially - as well as streams, ponds and rivers. If the ground conditions

don’t allow efficient filtration, then sooner or later you will know about it.” Problems associated with local pollution in England and Wales appear to be increasing since changes were introduced to legislation in 2010. Prior to then, all homeowners had to apply to the Environment Agency for a Consent to Discharge, which prioritised sewage treatment plants over septic tank installations. Protect yourself and your family, by installing a sewage treatment plant.” For more information/advice: . ENQUIRY-Card 537

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POLYPIPE LAUNCHES ELEGANCE COLOUR AS MORE HOMEOWNERS REPAIR RATHER THAN RELOCATE The UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading manufacturer of plastic piping, rainwater systems and underfloor heating, Polypipe, is looking to add colour and vibrancy to the rainwater market with the launch of its Elegance Colour range.

As more homeowners opt to invest in home improvements over moving, due to the rising costs of admin charges and stamp duty, Polypipeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new eye-catching rainwater collection is ideal for brightening the exterior of any refurb home or new build development. Elegance Colour is the only high quality rainwater guttering system available in 11 vibrant colours across three collections, providing architects and developers with the chance to add an extra feature to their designs.

Elegance Colour provides a choice of distinct hand-applied colours incorporating Anti-Chip Technology, which can be supplied in a cast iron or matte finish. The rainwater collection, which includes colours such as Chartwell Green, Brilliant Blue and Pastel Pink allow a property to stand out from the rest of the street. Each system is available in the classic Sovereign and contemporary Square profiles to cope with the level of rainwater a home may be exposed to. Furthermore, Elegance Colour is manufactured

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from modern PVCu, is resilient, light and easy to install and will not be weathered by heavy rain or years in the sun, ensuring high performance many years after installation. The range comes with a 10-year guarantee providing buyer peace of mind, while the guttering and downpipes are

100% recyclable, ensuring minimum impact on the environment when they are finally replaced. Paul Jackson, Elegance Colour Product Manager, Polypipe, comments: “We wanted to bring some new thinking to rainwater systems, which are often installed as a necessity rather than a differentiator. The Elegance Colour range is simple way to add a finishing touch to new design, and we have provided a range of colours and styles suitable for any project. “Each product is manufactured to Polypipe’s

market leading standards, and the range comes with a number of quality assurances for reliability, performance and longevity with a selection of quality fittings and fixtures. The most difficult decision will be deciding which colour to use to add a unique look to your design.” Information on the full range of products can be found by visiting ENQUIRY-Card 538

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EVERYONEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GOING GREY! Freefoam Building Products are delighted to showcase this recent installation using their complete range of grey PVC roofline and cladding products. The property in Leicestershire originally featured a render finish to the entire upper level. It had become patchy and discoloured and either needed replacing or covering. Likewise the white fascia and black guttering were also in need of updating. The homeowner was introduced to the Freefoam range by local supplier Tru Plastics Ltd.

Fitting PVC cladding to the exterior gave the property an instant facelift. The homeowner chose Fortex Pro, a Double Shiplap style board, in Slate Grey. Adding a woodgrain foil finish fascia and soffit in Anthracite Grey and a gutter system in the same shade created an attractive co-ordinated look. Russell Skellett from Tru Plastics explained â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being able to offer homeowners a complete suite of products in coordinating and matching colours is a major USP for our company. Our customers are asking more and more for colour and the Freefoam range gives us the perfect solutionâ&#x20AC;? Trends are changing for external building products particularly doors, windows and roofline. For many years white was the only option and the only choice. Colour was rationed and difficult to get and often had to be ordered well in advance and in large quantities. But things have changed. Developers, architects and specifiers have seen the advantages of using colour as a signature for their building projects. And homeowners, inspired by property and home improvement programmes, now regularly choose colour as they look to personalise their property and give it the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;wowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; factor Freefoam is the colour specialist. Manufacturing fascia and soffit in eight stunning shades and eight woodgrain finishes alongside cladding products in ten beautiful contemporary shades gives customers a really wide choice. Colin St John, UK Commercial Director commented â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our colour range has been

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Ductile iron gratings on surface water drainage channels don’t necessarily need to be utilitarian in appearance with geometric slots or meshes. Inspired by the patterns made by water flowing down a stream, the surface design of the Hauraton METROPOLIS grating is reminiscent of the ART NOUVEAU style and later ART DECO period. Planners and landscape architects can now choose this grating to add a touch of class to their schemes in historic and pre-modern townscapes or any surface drainage project where an aesthetic, more decretive look is desired. The METROPOLIS grating is sold separately to fit FASERFIX® KS channels

or factory fitted to RECYFIX® PRO channels. Gratings are available in nominal widths of 100mm and 200 mm Sizing details for FASERFIX® KS 100 and FASERFIX® KS 200, with METROPOLIS gratings can be found in the Hauraton CIVILS catalogue. Sizing details for RECYFIX® PRO 100 and RECYFIX® PRO 200, with METROPOLIS gratings can be found in the Hauraton LANDSCAPE catalogue. The channels provide a loading capacity up to Class D400. All METROPOLIS grating are finished in anticorrosion, Black KTL finish. ENQUIRY-Card 541

DALLMER ANTIFLOODING VALVES GIVE PEACE OF MIND In these days of increasingly volatile weather, it is prudent to fit anti-flooding valves to any inlet water pipes below floodable level to prevent storm water, or at worst sewage, from backflowing to inundate bathrooms, kitchens, utility rooms and wet rooms of all types. Dallmer, the German supplier of high quality, practical and often innovative drainage products manufactures a range of valves under the Stausafe name that, when fitted to the inlet pipe, offer instant protection against the very real dangers of back-flow in times of storm or flood.

All the models in Dallmer’s Stausafe range of valves have ABS housings but all moving parts are in high quality stainless steel to ensure precision operation at all times. The Stausafe E and H valves are designed to deal with rainwater only and operate via a pivoted flap in stainless steel that automatically closes when a surge in water supply occurs.

designed specifically to deal with the rigours of sewage-ridden flood water. The Stausafe F is fitted with an electronic flood sensor linked to the first pivoted flap that closes automatically and is fitted with an electrically operated lock and has the back up of a second self-operating flap this time with the manual lock that is standard on he other models.

The RS model is remarkably robust valve operating with two pivoted flaps one behind the other in the pipe and is capable of withstanding severe flow increases with ease while the top of the range F valve

It even has the ‘belt and braces’ security of battery operation should the mains power fail and a warning lamp or buzzer can be incorporated if desired. All models have an inspection cover with wing nut

operation so that the housing can be opened for maintenance without the need for tools and are available in four standard pipe sizes. Dallmer’s Stausafe range of anti-flooding valves offer much needed security in basements or any other area where storm or flood damage is a danger. The model range has been designed to suit most individual needs in these circumstances. ENQUIRY-Card 542

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was part funded through the Heart-ofthe-South-West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). A cost effective lifetime cost was the key aspect of the project, along with a robust drainage system which would never need to be replaced as there is a high level of trafficking within the area; Derriford hospital is Plymouth’s 2nd busiest bus interchange, and the constant bus overrun meant a high loading drainage solution was crucial. Marshalls Drexus Pave Drain was chosen as it provides a cost-effective solution, which is robust enough to withstand frequent heavy vehicle overrun. Even with the heavy trafficking, the system will never need to be replaced keeping the lifetime costs extremely low. Through Marshalls’ concrete expertise and heritage in natural stone, Drexus Pave Drain was developed to complement the company’s most popular paving products. By having a coordinating top unit, the drainage can blend seamlessly with the surrounding paving, with no need to break up the overall aesthetic with a traditional grated solution, whilst also retaining an excellent inlet and loading capacity.

The Derriford Hospital Interchange scheme is part of a master plan of highway improvements on and around the city’s ‘northern corridor’, connecting with the new Marjon Link Road and complementing other schemes such as the Derriford Transport Scheme, where construction has just got under way. The road outside Derriford Hospital has been widened to allow buses to travel in both directions, helping to reduce congestion outside the main entrance and making bus journeys to and from the hospital quicker and more reliable. The scheme will provide better waiting areas for bus and taxi passengers and those getting dropped off or picked up by car, four additional bus stops will be installed, and footpaths widened to provide more space for waiting passengers. Developed in partnership with Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, the scheme cost just over £2 million and

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Amey utilised Marshalls’ complimentary design service for the drainage packaging of the scheme which ensured a fast turnaround. This was important as the scheme was delayed by 3-4 months before construction works could proceed, which affected travel in the surrounding area, so speed of construction was essential. Marshalls was ultimately able to deliver a drainage solution which met all the necessary requirements outlined by the client, and which is tough enough to withstand the heavy trafficking throughout its lifetime. ENQUIRY-Card 543

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FOUNDRY FINISH Hunter Plastics Foundry Finish Rainwater System is a cost effective and easy to install alternative to cast iron. The PVC range looks truly authentic and consists of profiles that emulate the traditional shape of cast iron rainwater systems.

Foundry Finish is an aesthetically pleasing range, which is perfectly suited to the refurbishment of period and listed properties, as well as new, self builds or public sector buildings that require a touch of character. Unlike cast iron, the range is lightweight and virtually maintenance-free. What’s more, it can also be installed without specialist handling equipment or trained personnel. Jon Angrave, Category Manager at Hunter Plastics said: “This is the perfect rainwater solution for those that want the aesthetics of cast iron, without the downsides. The Foundry Finish Rainwater System is available in the ever-popular Half Round profile and the 125mm deep semi elliptical profile - which is ideal for buildings that are located in areas subjected to heavy rainfall. Both benefit from the Surefit fixing system for fast, simple and fail-safe installation.” Unlike expensive traditional cast iron, the Foundry Finish range is not prone to rust and it will also not scratch, delaminate or discolour. It also requires none of the preparation, painting or treating, which makes cast iron so costly and timeconsuming to install and maintain. For further information please go to ENQUIRY-Card 544

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Get the complete door package from Garador A matching front door and garage door can give a great first impression to the front of a house and also adds value to the property. Garador is the only manufacturer offering matching designs for its front doors and garage doors, with many of the styles in Garador’s most popular Up & Over and Sectional garage door

ranges designed to complement its FrontGuard front door range. With a huge number of styles and colours available in both its FrontGuard front entrance doors range and its Up &

Over and Sectional garage door ranges the choice of doors on offer is massive. There are 16 attractive colours for FrontGuard front doors, 19 colours for Up & Over garage doors and 19 colours to choose from on sectional garage doors. But it is not just in design and colour that Garador’s FrontGuard front entrance doors and garage doors excel, their precision engineered and manufactured design makes them a cut above the rest. Garador’s places high priority on security, a modern requirement in any house today. All Garador FrontGuard doors are RC2

Security Equipment certified indicating that these doors feature multi-point locking for extra security. FrontGuard doors are also built with shatterproof glazing as standard; the outside pane is laminated security glass, whilst the inside pane is safety glass, which means that should the pane ever burst, it will not break into sharp edged pieces. For those builders and specifiers looking for a garage door and front door package with great thermal insulation, Garador have a solution for that too. Its FrontGuard entrance door have a steel fascia, a thermal break built into the frame, quality rubber seals and a 46mm thick insulated door panel, helping to retain heat inside the house and keep heating bills down. A matching sectional garage door is also available for various designs, with 42mm insulation further contributing to heat retention in the garage, which is especially important for integral garages which are not separate from the main house. Available in a range of standard and purpose made sizes, Garador garage doors and front doors are precision engineered and built to last. To find out more about the full range of matching garage doors and front doors, ask your local Garador stockist for the new Garador Range brochure, visit or call us on 01935 443710. ENQUIRY-Card 546

Eurocell adds to the spectrum of design possibilities Coloured PVC-U profiles represent a high demand design opportunity as homeowners now seek more differentiation in their choice of windows. To help meet this demand, Eurocell has expanded its standard colours range to include new ‘on-trend’ finishes such as Anteak and Cream White; while ever popular colours such as Cream, Rosewood and Anthracite Grey are all available from stock. New made to order colours include a taupe, Windsor, and the greys Kensington, Balmoral and Buckingham. The entire colour selection can be viewed in Grow With Colours from Eurocell which showcases the wealth of possibilities offered by the enhanced range of coloured profiles across market-leading products. The new

colours have been added to selected items within the Eurocell range, such as Modus and Eurologik window profiles, roofline and finishing trims. Examples of new product colours include Modus in Agate Grey on White; Eurologik 70mm Chamfered profile in Anthracite Grey Smooth and Slate Grey Smooth; and the addition of Irish Oak to the Dales Collection of composite doors. Even greater choice is available with the Made to Order range, which offers up to 32 options with a lead-time of only three weeks. Whether the client

requires the natural appearance of woodgrain finishes or cool greys, greens and blues, Eurocell can guarantee colour matching across all its PVC-U products. These include the Eurocell range of external cills and end caps, which are available in three sizes and are colour matched to a wide range of window systems within the industry. Plus, there is a wide range of complementary ancillary products, including decorative add-on products and window finishing trims in foam and rigid options, so that windows and doors can be tailored to meet any requirement.

Grow with Colours can be downloaded from the Eurocell website at or is available from any one of over 170 Eurocell branches throughout the UK. ENQUIRY-Card 547

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REHAU FLUSH FITTING WINDOWS CHOSEN FOR LUXURY LONDON DEVELOPMENT REHAU’s flush fitting casement windows have been specified for the new prestigious Beaufort Park development in Hendon, North West London. Beaufort Park is one of the UK’s largest residential projects offering apartments and high-quality penthouses, surrounded by eight acres of landscaped parkland and courtyards. Developed by St George, Beaufort Park is designed to be a thriving community and also offers shops, bars, restaurants, a luxury spa and gym facilities for residents, all located within 30 minutes of Central London. REHAU windows have been used extensively throughout the development, which will feature 2,800 homes once its completed. On one of the most recent phases of the development, REHAU presented its

WE’RE IN! Network VEKA evolves into Independent Network Network VEKA has announced the next phase in its evolution, rebranding as Independent Network. Built on a solid 20+ year heritage as a leading network of the UK’s most trusted independent installers, Network VEKA invested significantly in consumer research to identify opportunities to better connect with consumers. The research confirmed that the Network VEKA ‘recipe’ is fully aligned to consumer needs and exactly what they are looking for, however its ‘packaging’ required improvement to better engage with homeowners. Member companies – many of which have been part of the pioneering installer support organisation since its advent in 1996 – got their first look at Independent Network’s new branding at the recent Members’ Weekend. ENQUIRY-Card 123

new flush fitting window from the TOTAL70 range to St George, and the developers were so impressed with the aesthetics and performance of the window that it was specified for a brand new eight-storey apartment block. REHAU Commercial Manager Kevin O’Neill said: “We believe TOTAL70 offers the most versatile range of window and door styles in PVC-U, so there’s an option for every project. Our flush fitting window design is the latest addition to the TOTAL70 range, offering developers a sleek and contemporary looking window with slim sightlines, which also fits into standard reveals.”

The flush fitting casement window from REHAU is a cost-effective alternative to both aluminium composite and timber windows and can achieve U-Values as low as 0.8 if required. It is also available in a choice of 25 foils and finishes, to suit a variety of designs preferences. Almost 300 flush fitting casement windows have now been installed in the new apartment block at Beaufort Park by specialist commercial installer SEH Commercial. The windows, with a U-Value of 1.4, were fabricated and supplied by Southend-based Climatec Windows. ENQUIRY-Card 549

Era has security sussed with top detective, Jacqui Hames

The VEKA UK Group names Renolit 'Supplier of the Year'

Leading aluminium systems company Reynaers has benefited from a brand new warehouse facility at its new premises in Birmingham. More than £6 million has been invested by Reynaers into the new HQ in Hollymoor Way, Northfield, thanks to ongoing success in the UK market. Hugh Moss, Head of Marketing at Reynaers, said: “The new warehouse has meant that our stock holding capacity has increased by almost 150%. This has allowed us to stock a more comprehensive range of systems and colours, reducing lead times to customers and increased our offerings in terms of stock.” A dedicated showroom featuring Reynaers’ commercial, trade and highend domestic products is now being built, as well as a brand new Training Centre and new installation rig designed for development, training and testing.

Home security expert ERA has partnered up with former Crimewatch presenter and law enforcement expert, Jacqui Hames in a bid to promote safer living and security standards amongst homeowners nationwide. Top detective, Jacqui Hames Jacqui, who has worked professionally as a Detective within the Metropolitan Police, is renowned for the expert advice and guidance she delivered during her 16 Years as a presenter of the popular TV programme, Crimewatch. The new partnership with ERA will see Jacqui continue to encourage fans to remain vigilant when it comes to home security, via a series of monthly blogs. Focusing on a different topic each month, Jacqui’s advice blogs will be available to view on ERA’s consumer facing website,, and will be shared via the company’s social media platforms.

Renolit has scooped the top accolade in The VEKA UK Group's second annual Supplier of the Year awards. The VEKA UK Group is committed to quality in every aspect of product and service, and the team are proud to celebrate suppliers that go above and beyond in providing the materials needed for VEKA and Halo's industryleading PVC-U profile systems. Other category winners included; Chick Plastics for 'Ancillaries' and EWS (Manufacturing) Ltd for 'Technical InHouse Design'. Renolit won best 'Manufacturing Consumables', as well as being named 'Supplier of the Year'. The company provides the high spec foils that make up The VEKA UK Group's enviable 'Variations' colour collection. ENQUIRY-Card 124 ENQUIRY-Card 125 ENQUIRY-Card 126

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Slimmest steel windows complying to current Part L building regulations

Designed for energy efficiency, W30 steel windows from Steel Window Association members are the slimmest steel options currently on the market which comply to current Part L building regulations. For domestic applications, the W30 system is B-rated by the BFRC. Each Brated window incorporates an 18mm double glazed unit, comprising 4mm soft coat low e glass and 4mm clear low iron glass sandwiching a 10mm krypton gas-filled cavity with a warm edge spacer bar. In addition to the outstanding overall thermal performance of the window, the W30 is double weather-stripped to improve weather tightness and thermal efficiency while a chamfered aluminium beading system secures the double glazed units. To prevent any rusting, the steel elements are galvanised and the windows are powder coated to stop further decoration being required. ENQUIRY-Card 127

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New brochure showcases Aztec’s Prestige Collection Halo fabricator Aztec Windows (Coventry Ltd.) is boosting awareness of its ‘timber alternative’ Prestige Collection® of windows and composite doors with an impressive new brochure, designed entirely in-house and delivered in its own wax-sealed envelope! The Coventry-based company, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary using Halo profile from The VEKA UK Group, was one of the first to fabricate the brand’s FlushSash window; a product whose understated design makes it particularly suitable for heritage and ‘character’ properties as well as more recent builds. Michael Hagan, Director at Aztec Windows explains: “More and more homeowners are looking to maintain the authentic style of timber windows and doors while benefiting from the superior all-round performance of PVC-U. ENQUIRY-Card 128

Speedset Plus, exclusive to Premdor

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies has one of the UK’s widest ranges of internal doors, from traditional panel doors to contemporary designs thanks to its links with leading UK manufacturers and high-quality imported products. Far from being a simple internal barrier, doors can set the character of the room, which is why Howarth Timber offers so many choices, including traditional cottage doors to sliding doors for those who need to save space. Howarth Timber also offers a selection of glazed internal doors, and even expansive bi-folding doors. For those wishing to create a distinctive appearance or prolong the lifespan of the door, Howarth Timber supplies a wide range of paints, stain and preservatives.

As a result of extensive research in both the New Build sector and the RMI market, Premdor developed SpeedSet Plus, a revolutionary, adjustable internal doorset system which is an industry first and unique in the Building and Construction marketplace.               SpeedSet Plus saves on-site time and therefore costs, by allowing the doorset to be adjusted +/- 10mm, to compensate for variances within wall thicknesses of up to 300mm. The clever simplicity of the system means installation can be achieved in less than twenty minutes, alleviating delays and costly joinery skills.                 With doors factory pre-hung with CE marked latch and adjustable hinges, the SpeedSet Plus doorset package comes complete with white re-coatable, foil faced frame and pre-mitred architrave, requiring minimum on-site decoration. ENQUIRY-Card 129 ENQUIRY-Card 130 ENQUIRY-Card 550

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EUROCELL MODUS FILLS BATH WITH LIGHT Heritage colours and kerb-side appeal were among the factors that persuaded the planning authorities of Bath that Modus PVC-U windows from Eurocell – the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of window, door, conservatory and roofline products – were the appropriate alternative to timber on a prime, exposed location near the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Consisting of 136 upmarket homes selling at up to £1 million apiece, the Ensleigh estate is being developed by Bloor Homes along with another major housebuilder on a former MoD site dating from WW2 that overlooks the Georgian city and is near to its race- and golf course. “The planners originally wanted timber windows but that wouldn’t work for our designs because we wanted to install matching fascias and soffits that fitted beneath considerable eaves. This is on an exposed site at the top of a steep hill so they wouldn’t look great for very long,” explains Paul Baker, Regional Managing Director for Bloor Homes South West. “Timber windows, fascias and soffits would require expensive maintenance because of the scaffolding required to paint them. These PVC-U alternatives not only have kerb-appeal but are maintenance-free”.

Bloor Homes South West had also had experience of the product at other developments throughout the region and had found it answered planning department concerns. It worked with the Eurocell New Build division, which supplied four samples to show the various colours that might work on site and to demonstrate the slim, timber-like sight lines of the Modus. “The foil gives an appearance like timber and the colour palette includes the heritage type colours that fit in with a period environment such as Bath,” comments Paul. Once the Bath and North East Somerset planning department was happy with Bloor’s proposal to use Modus windows in Hazy Grey, it gave the go-ahead for the same product range, but in Agate Grey, to be used at an adjacent development from the other housebuilder. Plans are now going ahead for each housebuilder to construct a further 40 homes on an extension to the original site, with Modus being specified for this development too. Paul Baker says that planners have been visiting the development as Bloor Homes hopes to use Modus in future schemes throughout the South West. He adds that the quality of Eurocell fabricators and installers is also almost as important a factor as the quality of the window itself. In this case Bloor was supplied by A & B Glass (South West) of

Tewkesbury while the neighbouring builder dealt with Leicester-based Unique Windows. Coming with a 12-year guarantee, the Modus system is available in nine solid and woodgrain-effect colours, all of which are available with white internal finishes to create a light and airy living environment. A further range of more than 40 solid and woodgrain effect finishes is available, including colour both sides. BBA certified to function satisfactorily for more than 35 years, the Modus range has a U-value of 1.2 W/m²  using  4/20/4 mm sealed double-glazed units. This  effective thermal performance is due to

the 75mm six-chamber profile system  used in the Modus that enables the range to achieve a U-value as low as 0.7 by installing triple-glazed units. This led to Modus becoming one of the very first systems to achieve the BRFC Window Energy Rating (WER) of A++. This is only awarded to windows with an energy index value equal to or greater than +20; and Modus A++ designs include casement, reversible and tilt and turn.  Consisting of 50% post-consumer recycled PVC-U as standard, this range of doors and windows has a smaller carbon footprint than products made or recycled outside of the UK. Eurocell achieves this by employing dual material extrusion technology (DMET) that layers post-consumer recycled and ‘virgin’ material simultaneously, so the recycled material is concentrated in the central core of the profiles where it cannot be seen once the door or window is installed. To simplify specification, Modus BIM models are available to download for free from the Eurocell website. ENQUIRY-Card 551

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HIGH performance foam tape from ISO-CHEMIE will provide improved sealing of dozens of new windows being installed as part of a multi-million pound residential refurbishment project in South London. The ISO-BLOCO ONE sealant tape has been specified by Northern Ireland-based window supplier Athena Windows for the Batimet aluminium clad wood windows its fitting at an apartment complex near Clapham Junction. There the tape, which is quick and easy-to-use, is being used to effectively seal window gaps to a 0.8W/M2k rating with added 63dB of sound reduction - the apartments face onto a busy main road - as an integral part of the windows’ eye-catching design. As well as providing a high performance and long lasting airtight solution, the tape ensures the windows, which each weigh up to 250 kg and have been hoisted into position by a crane mounted vacuum lifter, will

remain weather proof to 1000 Pa – the equivalent to 130mph of constant driving rain. Colm O’Neill, managing director of Athena Windows, said: “We were looking for a sealing method to compliment the quality of the windows and found the ISO-BLOCO ONE an ideal one-fit solution. “The impregnated expansion sealing capability of the tape provides good protection against wind, rain and sound penetration, while also complementing the window system.” Up to 70% cost savings can be achieved using the ISOBLOCO ONE foam tape because it enables installers to seal windows from inside the building, avoiding the need to use time consuming and costly external access systems like scaffolding and ladders.

The internal air tight seal has been tested at 1000 Pa pressure difference (20 times more than UK Building Regulations) and tested to achieve 0.00 m³ of air loss. At the same time, depending on tape width, it will also supply a U-Value as low as 0.55W/m2K and reduce sound by up to 63 dB, straight from the box. Product complies with energy saving regulations (EnEV) on windows and doors as well as the RAL quality assurance association and can accommodate extremes of temperature changes – from -30°C to + 80°C. More at

The tape offers a single product ‘fit and forget’ solution for fast and effective sealing based around the European RAL principles of three level sealing - the inside seal area is more airtight than the external one, allowing any trapped moisture inside the joint, or within the wall, to escape outwards rather than into the building. The external seal area provides weather resistance and breathability, while the intermediate seal area provides extra thermal and acoustic properties and the internal one air tightness and humidity regulation. All three levels are designed to accommodate movement between the adjacent materials. ENQUIRY-Card 553

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Another fantastic FIT Show for The VEKA UK Group As FIT Show 2017 drew to a close, it would be hard to describe it as anything other than another success for The VEKA UK Group. With a footfall of over 13,000 people across three days, the event was the perfect opportunity to display and demonstrate a selection of new products and concepts with visitors spoilt for choice when it came to the latest in PVC-U door and window innovations. Guests who came over to our stand were treated to the first look at new innovations for 2017 such as the SmartFold Door, SmartFold Window and the PVC Residential Door and Side Panel Combination. More highlights included

the M70, FlushSash Slim Sightline Window, Bi-Fold Door, VEKA Screen, Vertical Slider (fully mechanically jointed) and Lift & Slide Patio Door from the Imagine range. Also exhibiting at the event were six companies from Independent Network's (previously Network VEKA's) Affiliates Partners; Masterframe, UK Fasteners Ltd, Prefix Systems, Ritec International, Maco Door & Hardware UK Ltd and Trojan Manufacturing Group Ltd, presenting everything from skylights, sash windows and sliding doors, to letterplates, window locks and 'non-stick' glass. The VEKA UK Group's Marketing Director Dawn Stockell said of the event: “FIT Show 2017 has been absolutely great for The VEKA UK Group,

and we have been delighted with the response to the new products we introduced during the event, such as the Imagine Lift & Slide, the newlyenhanced VEKA Vertical Slider and the innovative SmartFold Door. “Events like this are so much more than showcasing our finished products however, and part of the process here for us is to test out some new concepts with visitors and get their feedback on them. This year, we wanted some reallife reactions to a super matte Spectral foil and a smart window with micro chip technology, so there's no better place to glean that than at the FIT Show. “The number of new business leads and enquiries we experienced over the

three-day event was markedly higher than previous years too so we're now looking forward to following up with these, getting customers signed up to the new products, and thinking about the next FIT Show of course!” The biggest ever to date, FIT Show 2017 drew almost 10,000 visitors over three days, a figure that soared to over 13,200 when it took into account people that came back on more than one day. Extended hours on the first day; dubbed 'Big Tuesday' meant that the whole event lasted for 23 hours; longer than ever before. ENQUIRY-Card 554


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Door Frame Damage Eliminated with Yeoman Shield Universal Frame Protector Interior maintenance, such as repair, repainting and re-plastering in busy and well used buildings can be a financial burden. With over 50 years in the business Yeoman Shield’s experience and knowledge of vulnerable areas in buildings such as walls, corners, doors and door frames, that are prone to damage has led to the honing of an outstanding, stylish yet functional range of 30+ wall and door protection systems to provide solutions to these predicaments. The Universal Frame Protector is the latest product to be added to this range helping clients to overcome the problem of split and splintered door frames that can be caused from people, wheeled equipment, trolleys and wheelchairs pushing through doorways. Manufactured with a 65 x 65mm leg length (though shorter options are available on request), with a 20mm formed corner designed especially to

deflect damaging blows to wooden door frames and architraves. Supplied in 2.4m lengths and in the full range of 48 on trend colours, the Universal Frame Protector can accommodate most door frame configurations being both easy and quick to install. Once in place this product will offer protection to vulnerable frame work for many years to come whilst eliminating the need for repainting and repair, saving valuable time and money. For more information on the new Universal Frame Protector or any of Yeoman Shield’s cost saving wall and door protection systems go to or call 0113 279 5854. ENQUIRY-Card 556


“The homeowners wanted to add a modern, stylish finish to the property on which we had undertaken a complete window refit, and the unique Lumi door in Slate Blue was the perfect finishing touch.” James Mizen, MD of the Bristolbased home improvement specialist explains. Crystal Clear Bristol has been installing high quality windows, doors and As part of a residential renovation project, Crystal Clear Bristol recently conservatories for almost 20 years, and has been offering Apeer products, installed a Lumi composite door with sidelight all finished in Slate Blue. including Apeer70, Modo and Diamond for almost a decade. After adding the Lumi range following its launch, James believes the products’ unique features make it popular with homeowners. The market for home improvements is fast being driven by the homeowners’ modern and contemporary, designfocussed aspirations. Historically there has always been a gap between the homeowners’ desire to create their own grand designs and products that fit the brief, and so when Apeer successfully launched the ground-breaking Lumi System in 2015, it was met by widespread acclaim. Lumi features unique ‘edge-to-edge’ energy efficient triple glazing that is structurally bonded to a core of high strength, glass reinforced profiles. Unlike PVCU, timber and aluminium alternatives, Lumi doesn’t have the profile material on show from the outside. Linda Tomb, Marketing Manager adds: “In response to the feedback we have received since the successful launch of Lumi, we have continued to look at ways to further develop our products and expand the range. Installers see Lumi as a great choice for new-build applications, but we

really want to raise its profile as an equally suitable product for refurbishment projects, and Crystal Clear Bristol’s latest installation is testament to that.” Helping Lumi to meet the still growing customer demand for coloured windows and doors, Slate Blue is just one of the popular colour choices on offer. Joining Anthracite Grey, Black, Light Grey, Chartwell Green and Light Blue, the external finishes are all designed to better withstand the elements and resist fading over time. The internal finish is matched across the trims, windows boards and sills, 11 finishes are available; all of which are designed to complement the more traditional styling of windows and doors. For more information on Lumi visit or call 0330 0415 014. To contact Crystal Clear Bristol visit or call 0117 911 0272. ENQUIRY-Card 557

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AXIM ARCHITECTURAL HARDWARE ARE CELEBRATING THEIR 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN 2017 AND ARE DELIGHTED TO HAVE REACHED THIS MILESTONE Counters, DoorSpares4U, Aluspec and Security Closures acts as the largest distributor of Axim products in the UK and benefits from a very reliable and dependable service delivery programme that supports this distribution from our outlets across the country. We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Axim for the next 30 years and beyond." Trade Counters (Dorma)/Door Spares 4U/Aluspec/Security Closures "We have dealt with Axim for 13 years and they are one of the best companies we work with. It is not always easy to find a company that combines a personal touch with a first class service. I have personally dealt with Axim for 25 years and I like to work with companies that offer me an excellent service, with excellent products that cause me as little problems as possible, of which, Axim is top of the list. Here's to the next 30 years!" Tony Pace - Trios Property Ltd Axim Architectural Hardware is a division of TPG (The Parkside Group Ltd) and was formed originally in1987 at Godstone, Surrey. Axim designs and supplies a comprehensive instock range of Transom Closers, Panic Exit Devices, Electric Strikes, Deadlatches, Surface Mounted Door Closers, Floor Springs, Flush Bolts, Letter Plates, Locks and Handles through a Pan-European distributor supply chain. Renowned for their technical expertise and exceptional customer service, they pride themselves on their competitive pricing and excellent stock holding and are the UK's No:1 supplier of Concealed Overhead Transom Closers. Axim's achievements over the last 30 years have been made possible by the hard work and dedication of its team and through the continued support

and loyalty of their customers, some of which have been with Axim since 1987. These testimonials demonstrate how Axim's customers value it's service, technical support and product offer. "What can I say against Axim!   Other than you and your staff are exceptionally knowledgeable when it comes to technical information about your products. Nothing is ever a problem nor too much trouble to sort out. It’s a real pleasure having Axim on our approved suppliers list."    Craig Turner (Purchasing Manager) Senior Architectural Systems

"Happy 30th Birthday – what a great milestone. I am proud to say that I have known and used Axim as my supplier for door hardware for what is now in excess of 25 Years. I have always, without exception received a good and reliable service with timing and quality meeting my expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend the Axim product range to anyone in the industry." Mike Yerrell (Director Aluminium & Glass Facades Ltd

"We would like to congratulate Axim on celebrating the landmark achievement of 30 years in business. Trade

As part of TPG, a privately owned British company, Axim can quickly create new solutions to meet client, specifier and installer demands. Axim supplies most major European aluminium systems houses with its product solutions. The Axim brand offers quality, longevity and reliability with a solution for every client’s requirements. All Axim products are available exstock from its Head Office located in Surrey, UK, to meet Just-in-Time production schedules. It has a network of key distributors who can cater for installation, maintenance and over the counter trade customers. Axim is the name for door hardware for commercial aluminium door sets, creating a single source, branded solution; end users have a single point of contact for all guarantees, test certificates, as well as installation and maintenance for all their door

hardware available. Visit To meet the ever changing demands of the hardware market and specifier requirements Axim recently launched a market leading ES2100 Electric Strike and LK2100 Reversible Handed Deadlatch product range.  A reduction in installation time and maintenance ensures a reduction in costs for fabricators and installers and is suitable for the most demanding commercial environments.

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Earthborn SKA compliant in 100 colours Specifiers seeking to certify a fit-out for sustainability best practice increasingly use the SKA Rating system operated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Earthborn's Ecopro Matt Emulsion, Lo Sheen Emulsion and Eggshell are all now compliant. Available in all 98 shades of BS4800, plus black and white, they are all made in the UK and also comply with the strict EU Ecolabel standards. The extensive palette offers a huge choice and enables colour matching with other decorating features. Ecopro Emulsions are available in 5l and 10l plastic tubs while the Eggshell is in 750ml and 2.5l tins. The Ecopro range is uniquely formulated for high performance and all three products are totally oil and acrylic free, with minimal VOCs. Eggshell is the

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newest addition to the range. Suitable for use on interior walls, ceilings and woodwork, it’s a complete all-rounder. It dries to an attractive sheen that is durable, washable and scuff resistant. Ecopro Emulsions are water-based, low odour, environmentally sound alternatives to conventional wall and ceiling emulsions. The Matt option is particularly suitable for use on new plaster, while Lo Sheen is formulated for enhanced durability and washability, making it suitable for higher traffic areas.

Earthborn Technical Sales Adviser Colin Jones said: “Ecopro Matt Emulsion was our first product to be tested for SKA compliance and two more have now passed with flying colours. They already hold the stringent EU Ecolabel so specifiers can be sure that Earthborn paints will help them achieve SKA good practice.” A full list of Earthborn stockists is available on the Earthborn website. For further information visit:

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The range is not only eco friendly but newly decorated rooms can be brought back into use quickly because the paints do not give off any harmful emissions or odours.

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Ultimate rewards for Crown Decorating Centre champions Crown Decorating Centres across the UK are gearing up for their most popular promotion of the year with the return of Champions Rewards. After its most successful year in 2016, the Champions Rewards loyalty scheme kicks off on Monday June 5th. The network of 122 UK-wide stores gives painting professionals the opportunity to earn the ultimate bonuses while stocking up on essentials from June, right through to the end of November. Quite simply, the more decorators spend on an account at their local Crown Decorating Centre, the bigger the financial benefits. And the scheme is as easy as 123. • Sign up in store • Grow your account • Get 10 per cent of your growth back Decorators earn cashback of 10 per cent on their spending growth between June 5th and November 30th, 2017 which can be taken as either credit for their in-store account or taken in gift vouchers. Available at each store in the network of 122 Crown Decorating Centres in the UK and Northern Ireland, the scheme is open to existing cash or credit account-holders as well as painters and decorators who open a new in-store account. Danielle Holmes, Marketing Manager at Crown Decorating Centres, said: “We really value the loyalty of our decorating professional customers. Last year saw us return more cash rewards to our customers

than ever before - showing just how much customers appreciate the scheme. “It is a great chance for account holders to earn cash for their business or themselves and we’d urge everyone to come into their local store to find out more about the benefits. “There are such a wide range of top brands available in store now that it is even more attractive to use your local CDC. As well as all the Crown Paints, Sandtex and Sadolin products there are top names such as Hamilton, Purdy, Coo-var, Zinsser, Graham and Brown wallcoverings and dozens more, all of which are included in the Champions Rewards promotion. “Many decorators see the promotion as the ideal opportunity to stock up on essentials, then once they have earned a minimum of £50 on their spending growth the account holder qualifies for the payout. “When Champions Rewards ends in November, the amount earned back will be given either as credit to the account so you can save on any goods bought in store, or it can be taken in One4All card vouchers which can be spent at over 21,000 stores across the UK.” For more information about Champions Rewards, please visit your local Crown Decorating Centre or visit To have details of your nearest Crown Decorating Centre sent straight to your mobile, text ‘CROWN’ to 83332. Texts cost one standard message rate. ENQUIRY-Card 560

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Red Wharf Bay Sailing & Watersports Club is set in an area of outstanding beauty at Traeth Bychan on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. The memberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clubhouse has been sited here for over 50 years due to its suitable sailing waters. The members of the committee decided that the exterior of the building was looking a little tired and a refresh was needed before the new season started at Easter. Remmers Compact Opaque PU topcoat was selected for the job due to its performance characteristics and suitability to coastal locations. Over two weekends of good weather, the clubhouse was transformed and the new colour gave the clubhouse the refreshed look it deserved.

The expanding foam range from Everbuild â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Sika Company is growing once again with the addition of Constructa-Pro; a high strength adhesive foam designed for use in a multitude of applications. Developed to be fast curing, Constructa-Pro is ideal for small jobs which require a quick fix as well as large applications including fixing plasterboard and insulations board, fixing skirting boards or as a mortar substitute for building rough garden walls. Once cured, it is also rot-proof and moisture and temperature resistant from -40Ë&#x161;C to +80Ë&#x161;C. Gun applied and available in 750ml tins, Constructa-Pro can be used on stone, brick, concrete blocks, wood, plasterboard, metal and much more making it a truly multi-purpose adhesive foam for the trade. For more information on Constructa-Pro or any other product within the Everbuild and Sika ranges, contact your local sales representative, call the sales office on 0113 240 2424 or visit

Polyseam was officially opened on Friday 16th June 2017 by The Honourable Mayor of Kirklees Cllr Christine Iredale, accompanied by her consort Richard Iredale. Madam Mayor unveiled the corporate plaque then ushered the 200 guests who came from all over the globe into the new state of the art facility. Guests were treated to a guided tour of the factory and had an opportunity to chat and network before the official proceeding commenced. The evening kicked off with a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;thank youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; speech from the CEO Mr Kjetil Bogstad, followed by the honourable Mayor Iredale, manufacturing Director Andrew Sutulic and guest speaker Nick Patrick from Sheffield Chamber of Commerce. Guests were then treated to live entertainment, great food and drinks, it was truly an evening to remember! Since 1993 Polyseam maintained an enviable reputation for product innovation and quality. ENQUIRY-Card 131 ENQUIRY-Card 132 ENQUIRY-Card 133

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Saniflo 2017 roadshow showcases new products

Saniflo UK, the country’s leading designer and manufacturer of pumps, macerators and shower cubicles, is taking its roadshow on tour again after the success of 2016 – which took in 80 venues in England, Wales and Ireland – to visit independents and merchants nationwide. From now through the autumn, the Saniflo roadshow will educate industry professionals about the company’s 2017 launch of the new products for domestic and commercial markets, which offer greater accessibility than ever before. The 2017 ‘Saniflo Up’ product launch is Saniflo’s biggest in 30 years. Attendees receive live product demonstrations from a member of the Saniflo Field Service team and they have an opportunity to ask any questions. This year, the roadshow truck displays two static Kinedo shower cubicle displays – the Eden and the Kinemagic – plus a working display of a Sanicubic 2 Pro and Sanicom 2. These working displays sit on opposite sides of the van and are connected up via pipework in the roof, which runs down to each unit. Static displays include the new Saniflo Up domestic products and the Sanishower +. The roadshow provides the perfect opportunity for builders and developers to see the new products in the flesh as well as the Kinedo cubicle range which is being installed into new homes across the country thanks to quick and leak free installation. ENQUIRY-Card 564

Marmox Showerlay 360 Drain enables most versatile floor level shower available

A leading trade wet room supplier High quality products Next day delivery Fantastic customer service Huge range including Marmox, has added a new drainage solution to its range of Showerlay floor level shower bases, which has been designed to simplify the installation of plumbing in both new-build and refurbishment applications and is compliant with all relevant standards. Joining the company’s extensive range of products, the new Showerlay360 Drain, as the superscript title suggests, is fully rotatable to enable use in horizontal as well as vertical outlet connections – or any angle in between – for total flexibility.

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STUDOR SHOWS THE WAY TO HEALTH AND HYGIENE IN THE BATHROOM Drainage smells are not only unpleasant, but also a potential health risk Whilst unpleasant, a bad smell in the bathroom is not in itself dangerous. However, it may well be indicative of a more serious and potentially lifethreatening issue. The smell can indicate that the water trap seal – the only barrier between the drainage system and the living space – has been lost, potentially posing serious health risks. Water trap seals started being fitted on bathroom and kitchen fixtures after the 1854 cholera outbreak in London, in which hundreds of people died. Today, cholera is not a risk in the UK, but within all our drainage systems sewer gases and pathogens such as SARS, legionnaires, norovirus and others are always present. For the last 40 years, drainage ventilation expert Studor has been solely focused on developing products that maintain the water trap seals in our buildings. Studor’s Trap-Vent solution, the combination of a water trap and Air Admittance Valve (AAV), can easily be retrofitted to an existing bathroom, and

is also ideal for small group venting in, for example, hotels, care homes and hospitals. It protects the water trap seal between the drainage system and the room, stopping bad odours and pathogens escaping from empty traps. Studor’s UK Managing Director Stephen Taylor comments, “The Trap-

New Options premium laminate worksurface range

Franke’s updated WDU range now includes anti-bacterial protection

Bushboard has launched Options, the company’s brand new premium laminate worksurface range. The 50-strong bespoke collection features 25 exclusive new designs, classic market favourites, four texture innovations of Quarry, Glaze, Vintage and Fusion, together with Bushboard’s unique 22mm slimline thickness. Demonstrating Bushboard’s ability to recreate the beauty of natural materials, new décors include elegant stones in Pescara, Veneto and Turin Marble, together with fashionable greybased woodgrains of Black Oak, Brocante Oak, Aged Oak Block and Pitch Pine. Shaped around market trends and consumer needs, the comprehensive collection of worksurfaces, breakfast bars, splashbacks and upstands is aimed exclusively at independent kitchen retailers.

Franke’s updated range of Waste Disposal Units (WDUs), Turbo Elite, features a new space-saving model, the slimline TE-75S, and all now benefit from anti-bacterial odour protection for added hygiene. The five WDUs in the Turbo Elite range are available now and offer different performance levels to deal with differing household waste requirements, at prices to suit every budget. The range includes the continuous feed TE-50, TE-75, slimline TE-75S, TE-125 and the powerful batch feed TE-125B. All are designed to rid the kitchen of unsightly and unhygienic organic household waste safely, quickly and simply. While running water through the unit, food is instantly liquefied into fine particles that are easily flushed through the pipework system. ENQUIRY-Card 135

Vent comes with a lifetime guarantee and also reduces siphonage noise, providing a 20dB noise reduction compared to conventional traps. Furthermore, it allows freedom of design for engineers and architects to enable multiple drainage fixtures to link together. It is also highly styled, so eminently suitable for installation in environments where aesthetics is of high importance.” The Studor Trap-Vent is a combined trap with a 50mm water seal and an integral AAV. It reduces the need for secondary ventilating in small fixture groups and replaces conventional S traps and P traps. It is height adjustable

for fully flexible installation, has integrated self-cleaning, and is suitable for bath and shower rooms, providing an excellent solution for problem solving in new builds as well as the retrofit market. Studor has more than one million products installed each year across six continents, and its worldwide distribution network extends to more than 50 countries. The company has a rich history and specialist knowledge, making it well placed to help architects, engineers, specifiers, plumbers, and endusers solve their drainage ventilation issues. For more information call 0845 6013292; email or visit ENQUIRY-Card 568 ENQUIRY-Card 136

The popular Tuscan sink collection is updated with five new ranges The popular Tuscan sink collection has been updated with the addition of three stylish new stainless steel and two on-trend granite sink ranges in single and 1.5 bowl options, plus a new tap range. The complete collection now comprises of 42 inset and undermount sink models in ten stainless steel, granite and ceramic ranges, with seven taps in the bestselling styles, catering for a broad spectrum of value-conscious customers. Products are available now for 24 - 48 hour delivery from IDS branches nationwide. With a five year guarantee, the new stainless steel inset sink models include the ultrastreamlined, low-profile Arezzo in brushed steel, the classically-designed Versilia in satin polished steel and the Pienza, which features an extra deep 200mm main bowl. ENQUIRY-Card 137

Kaldewei Puro Set Wide is the latest steel enamel bath from Kaldewei, perfect for bathing





centrally-positioned waste outlet and extra wide rim, giving maximum freedom for positioning taps and fittings. With an ergonomic backrest and extra steep walls on three sides, Puro Set Wide offers reclining comfort and optimum legroom while bathing and freedom of movement and excellent underfoot safety while showering. ENQUIRY-Card 138

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Double delight for new Maxtop designs Kitchen and bathroom worktop specialist, Maxtop Quartz Ltd, has unveiled two brand new surface designs to complement its existing range of pre-finished worktops. Available now, Pure White and Pewter Grey will ensure the Maxtop Quartz range offers a modern selection of both sparkling and plain finishes, keeping the product portfolio fresh and on-trend. Inspired by customer needs and preferences, the launch is in response to market demand, providing quality alternatives to solid stone surfaces. Stephen Moss, managing director of Maxtop Quartz Ltd, commented: “The introduction of pure white and sparkling grey surfaces not only means our portfolio offers something for everyone, but also means we’re providing surfaces that complement the very latest interior trends. “Sparkling surfaces have proven extremely popular in the existing range, so the addition of the Pewter Grey design will bolster our offering and is set to be a huge hit with retailers, who are also experiencing a surge in demand for grey products and interiors. “Meanwhile, our Pure White design is the perfect alternative to solid white quartz,

which is usually offered at a significant premium price, pushing it beyond the budget of many projects. Pure White, however, is supplied directly from the distributor’s stock and is as cost-effective as the remainder of the Maxtop Quartz range.” The new designs will replace the company’s existing Emerald and Ochre finishes, which will be phased out in order to make way for new, on-trend surfaces, meaning customers will still have a wide choice but won’t be overloaded with options. All Maxtop Quartz surfaces benefit from engineered enhancements, such as a patented polypropylene interior honeycomb core, which provides enhanced impact resistance, lightweight ergonomics and waterproof qualities. Providing all the beauty and strength of a solid quartz surface, without any of the drawbacks of traditional solid stone. Stephen concluded: “We’re delighted the new surfaces are finally available and have developed some striking point of sale to support the launch.” The company has also developed a limited-time offer for displaying retailers through its network of distributors throughout the UK and Ireland. For more information, please contact Maxtop on For more information about Maxtop Quartz Ltd please visit or the company’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Alternatively, call 0161 224 0333 or visit the Maxtop YouTube page to watch a short installation video. ENQUIRY-Card 570

Methven Introduces Airstream Range to UK Market

Stylish solution to assist supported living Britain’s brand leader in helpful toileting solutions has developed a stylish solution to help developers of assisted and supported living communities future-proof the homes. Clos-o-Mat, the British-based manufacturer of the Clos-o-Mat range of bidet (wash & dry) toilets, has introduced a new range, designed to enable elderly and disabled people have a stylish bathroom that can be easily adapted, evolved to meet immediate, and future, needs. The Vita range of bidet toilets looks like, and can be used as, conventional WCs. All have built-in douching and drying, so, if required/ preferred, the user is hygienically and consistently cleaned afterwards without they – or their carer- having to clean with toilet tissue. Further, as the occupant’s needs change, accessories can be added(*) to help them retain their ability to toilet without help. ENQUIRY-Card 139

On The Level Wet Room Tile-In System The new Tile-In system from On The Level (OTL) is the perfect solution for customers wanting to see more tile and less drain when they stand in the shower. Available in linear and square options, the new drain covers have a minimalist stainless steel finish on one side or can be flipped and completely tiled in to create a seamless wet room shower floor. Linear Tile-In - OTL’s linear channel products are among the company’s best sellers, with a five star modern look and the ability to work well with large slab tiles. The new Tile-In linear channel is available in a variety of standard sizes from 600mm to 1200mm lengths and is available for bespoke projects on request. Square Tile-In - The 15x15cm square grating option provides a versatile and more traditional look for the shower floor. It is compatible with most tiling styles but is particularly suited to mosaic. ENQUIRY-Card 140

GROHE is delighted to reveal its brand new Smartbox, an extension to the award-winning SmartCon-trol shower line. The “Push, Turn, Shower” experience has now become even more diverse thanks to new models and combination options. In addition to the stylish on-the-wall model, the new Smartbox offers a concealed behindthe-wall installation. For even greater design variety, both the spray faces and the Smartbox concealed units are now also available in an on-trend white. Exposed or concealed - The perfect design for every bathroom – the new Smartbox offers an elegant and sleek home solution. While using the same self-explanatory push-and-turn buttons as the on-the-wall SmartControl, it features a stylish minimalist design and comes in a wide variety of options. Available in square and round designs as well as in chrome or white finishes.

· Three new products extend Methven product range Methven, the global designer and manufacturer of premium showers and tapware, has extended its catalogue of products with the introduction of its new Airstream™ range. Methven’s Airstream technology draws air into the shower and allows it to mix with the water, creating more voluminous water droplets and resulting in a refreshing, rainlike shower experience. The Airstream shower experience can also be personalised thanks to the three function spray options - Full Body, Massage and Combination Spray. Methven’s Easy Click technology allows users to switch between the different spray settings with a simple click of a button. The new range, which is available now, is made up of three shower kits: the EKIT01/A features a chrome and white Airstream handset and a lever operated slider adjustment; the chrome EKIT02/A features a button operated slider adjustment and a rectangular handset. ENQUIRY-Card 141 ENQUIRY-Card 142

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RINNAI LAUNCHES INTO THE COMMERCIAL BOILER MARKETPLACE Rinnai has launched new products into the commercial gas-fired boiler marketplace with an initial introduction of three condensing models.

Hitachi announces new partnership with Freedom Heat Pumps Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe has announced a new partnership with leading heat pump distributor, Freedom Heat Pumps based near Eastleigh in Hampshire.

The new boilers, Germanmanufactured to high specification in materials, build and components are built to last and offer high quality construction and engineering alongside top of the range energy efficiencies. The Rinnai Infinity condensing boiler range is available for natural gas and LPG operation and comes with innovative controls maximizing energy efficiencies through class-leading weather compensation technology. The Infinity boiler is A rated under the ErP directive, meaning customers can make an informed decision when purchasing. The Rinnai Infinity condensing boilers come in 50kW, 75kW and 100kW versions and are both maintenance and installer friendly. The appliances are accessed from the front and require minimal space for installation, thus helping to reduce cost and time required on site. Some of the units also feature a fully removable pivoting heat exchanger and burner for easy inspection and cleaning. New combustion control technology also imbues the units with the capability to self-calibrate so avoiding manual setting and automatically adapts to suit the gas quality. The boilers also offer a range of ancillary options including pressurisation units, manifold pipework assemblies, mounting frames, heating

system separators, boiler and water heater combination packs, ancillary control options, external temperature sensorand advanced boiler controls. The 50kW, 75kW and 100kW versions all have an efficiency of 93%. The CGB50 measures 855mm x 440mm x 393mm, while the CGB-75 and CGB100 both present at 1020mm x 565mm x 548mm. For more details on RINNAI products visit ENQUIRY-Card 573

As part of the pre-launch activities, Freedom presented the new Hitachi heat pump range to key customers at an event hosted by Hitachi at its aircadamy training centre in Maidenhead. The day was well attended and all the feedback has been extremely positive. Effective from June 2017, this new and exciting partnership will provide installers with a place where Hitachi’s new range of MCS approved air to water heat pumps can be supplied alongside experienced and first class service available from Freedom with full pre-sales and post-sales support. 

High efficiency, high temperature The new range of heat pumps includes the new Yutaki-SCombi which is an all-inone, pre-plumbed and pre-wired heat pump and hot water system with exceptional efficiencies and low noise levels. The new range also includes Hitachi’s very high temperature Yutaki-S80 unit which can generate hot water up to 80°C making it ideal for replacing inefficient heating systems; it is also eligible for the UK Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

Designed and built in Europe “Having launched last year, the Hitachi units are next generation products, designed and built in the EU and have been tailor-made to suit our market. The impressively wide range means we can now offer solutions for previously impossible installations, which we believe will be of great interest to anyone already installing heat pumps,” commented Chris Higgs, Sales Director, Freedom Heat Pumps. Hitachi is excited by the new partnership with Freedom and Andy Hooper, Hitachi’s UK Heating Manager said, “Installers can purchase an industry leading heat pump range from a company who understands heat pumps and takes pride in ensuring that the system is well designed and meets the requirements of the property. Hitachi is delighted to announce Freedom Heat Pumps as a new distributor and together we look forward to many years of providing renewable heating systems to homes across the UK”. ENQUIRY-Card 574

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The future of wood-burning - TODAY

There are significant benefits to using a highly efficient stove, which include:

The SIA (Stove Industry Alliance) recently used the services of a research company, Kiwa Gastec whose report shows that modern clean burning Ecodesign stoves, including those in the Charlton & Jenrick range, can reduce particulate emissions by up to 90% compared to an open fire, and 80-84% compared to an old stove. This finding is so important that SIA have begun an “Ecodesign Ready” labelling scheme verified by HETAS to promote stoves meeting the efficiency and emissions regulations early. The scheme is due for official launch in Parliament on 28th February. This is a very significant milestone for the stove industry and for the environment. The fact is that whilst old stoves might produce a useful amount of heat within the home, they are not combustion efficient, not by a long way, and are not anywhere near as kind on the environment as newly developed high efficiency clean burning stoves. At 15-20% efficiency open fires needlessly remove a huge amount of warm room air up the chimney from their open throat and at the same time don’t give the optimum burning conditions to minimise escape of smoke and unwanted residues into the environment. Charlton & Jenrick invested in the design and development of the Purevision range of Ecodesign ready stoves as long ago as 2013 to prepare for future tightening of

• You only pay for the wood you burn – no gas bills or standing charges to worry about Burning wood in a highly efficient stove is virtually carbon neutral • It’s a renewable energy source • They produce a wonderful flame • Plenty of heat output from modern stoves • They make a wonderful, welcoming feature in a home

regulations. In doing so new combustion optimisation ideas and techniques were perfected resulting in a patent covering the tertiary air inlet system and several other innovations which were added within the products. The result was three initial fireboxes available in six inset and freestanding formats which all passed the Ecodesign criteria nine years ahead of official introduction of these tough new rules - which consumers and the environment can benefit from right now. The range has since expanded to include classic cast iron clad models plus a slim line and cylindrical model under development. All models have been amongst the very first to be registered with the new SIA Ecodesign Ready scheme as demonstrated on the HETAS appliance listing website. modifications to perfect. The results for the environment and the stove user are Managing Director Peter Mintoft great news but it is definitely not commented, something to be taken lightly!” “As any stove development engineer will Many other ideas are being worked on testify, achieving all the Ecodesign criteria continuously to further bolster the simultaneously for log burning fireboxes is Ecodesign compliant range of wood a very difficult task indeed. For example burners offered by Charlton & Jenrick the objective of 0.12% average CO or and keep abreast of market below during 3 consecutive burn cycles is developments in the future. a reduction of 88% from current permitted From 2017, the industry’s main levels, and every aspect of a firebox from manufacturers, including Charlton & the details of the tertiary air inlets to the Jenrick will ensure that all newlyair wash and even firebox shape itself has designed wood burning stove models an influence on the burning performance will meet European environmental and must therefore be optimised. This is standards for particulate emissions, time consuming work taking many hours which are not due to be enforced until of thought, design, iteration, samples and 2022. hundreds of further hours of testing and With the advent of BREXIT there has

been speculation that the rules might be relaxed but SIA discussions with DEFRA indicate that there is such huge pressure on Government to reduce emissions of all kinds that there is unlikely to be any easing of what will be international agreements on pollutant and particulate release – including Ecodesign for wood burning stoves.

So there is no reason to delay installing a stove – future-proof Ecodesign compliant models are available today! Join the C&J Facebook community. Follow C&J on Twitter. ENQUIRY-Card 575

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Mr Slim R32 models bring advanced benefits at the same price

options, with a capacity range from 3.5 to 14kW. 25 individual indoor units are also available as ceiling cassettes, ceiling concealed ducted, wall-mounted and ceiling suspended models. Mr Slim Power Inverters are also available in twin and triple multi-split configurations delivering complete flexibility for system designers. The Mr Slim R32 Power Inverter models bring together the latest technology, whilst maintaining the familiarity of the current Mr Slim Power Inverter range as Dickinson explains: “The size, look, feel and controls for the new R32 models remain the same as existing R410A Power Inverter models so that changing over to R32 will be as easy as possible for building owners. “We have recognised that familiarity is important for global brands, such as high street retailers that need to ensure consistency of design, whatever size of building they operate,” he adds, “this should make it easier for companies that want to embrace R32 to show how they are helping combat global warming.” Not only do the systems offer better performance at the same price, they also offer longer pipe runs with 100 metres available on the 10kW, 12.5kW and 14kW models – 25 metres longer than the equivalent R410A versions and the longest currently available on the market. This includes a 30-metre lift that is unique in the UK. The longer pipe runs are designed to make Mr Slim R32 even more flexible and allow systems to be installed where previous site restrictions would not allow. Mr Slim R32 Power Inverter models are available in twin and triple split configurations and offer full heating capacity down to -3ºC. The range also includes Mitsubishi Electric’s unique Replace technology which can utilise existing pipework, making it ideal for office and retail refurbishments.

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new range of air conditioning units utilising the new refrigerant R32 which will be available at the same price as the equivalent R410A units. The R32 Mr Slim Power Inverter split type models are the second product range in the company’s UK line-up to utilise R32 refrigerant – which has a low global warming potential (GWP). “We have kept the price exactly the same as our current R410A Mr Slim Power Inverter line up as we see this eliminating a big hurdle in the adoption of this new refrigerant, which is an important change to help combat global warming,” explains Carl Dickinson on behalf of the company. “Anyone planning on using, designing or installing air conditioning in the coming

years will now need to take into account the GWP of the system to meet the requirements of the F-Gas Regulations,” adds Dickinson. In March 2014, the European Parliament passed the 2014 EU F-Gas Regulation legislation with the key objective of reducing F-Gas emissions by 79% between 2015 and 2030. The overall intention is to cut the availability of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) with a high GWP. R32 has a GWP of 675 compared to R410A refrigerant which has a GWP of 2,088 and Dickinson sees this as an

important reason why the market is expected to move quickly to the new refrigerant: “Not only will this help businesses demonstrate what they are doing to help the environment, the use of R32 also allows the Mr Slim units to offer increased efficiency compared to equivalent R410A models.” Mitsubishi Electric is first to the UK market with such an expansive line-up and the new R32 Mr Slim Power Inverter models have been built specifically for the new refrigerant. The range includes ten outdoor units offering single-phase and 3-phase

“R32 units have already been available in Japan for over two years now and we have taken that knowledge and experience and refined it to develop this advanced lineup, which improves efficiency, increases pipe runs and adds other benefits too,” explains Dickinson. The new R32 Mr Slim line-up is available from July 2017 and further information is available on the dedicated website www.time, which also includes product information sheets, videos and infographics on the background to the introduction of R32 refrigerant and our products. ENQUIRY-Card 576

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Bona Titan – a new generation of powerful adhesives

Bona, the wood floor experts, has launched Bona Titan, a new supreme performance, silane- based adhesive for high value projects, very wide or oversized solid wood boards - or any installation where the quality of the bond has to be guaranteed.

Bona Titan contains Titanium Technology - a revolutionary new formula comprising quadruple crosslinking that delivers superior durability and an unbeatable initial bond speed - even under challenging subfloor conditions. Bona Titan can be specified with confidence to bond all types of wood flooring. Its superb shear strength makes installation easy and keeps even the largest, solid boards securely in place. If the subfloor is sound and dry, no primer is required. The hard, silane-based formula contains no ingredients that can migrate after curing, which eliminates all risk of discolouration at the joints. The smooth, thick consistency makes it easy to use and produces stable ribs, an extremely high initial grab and zero risk of hollow spots. The bond strength of Bona Titan will not diminish over time so the stability of the floor is guaranteed for the long term. Bona Titan meets ISO 17178 standards and, in line with Bona’s environmental strategy, is a safe, clean formulation which also carries EC1-R Plus, DIBt, Greenguard and A+ low emission certifications. Bona Titan is compatible with underfloor heating and can be used directly on metal or tiles. Floors bonded with Bona Titan can be sanded after just 12 hours. Further technical information is available at or from Bona’s technical department on 01908 525 161. ENQUIRY-Card 578

Dunlop GX-500 – Get groutstanding tiling with Dunlop! GX-500 is Dunlop’s most advanced tile grout yet and provides builders and contractors with an all-round grout in a wide colour choice. Suitable for wall AND floor tiling, it can be used for almost any situation and with most tile types including ceramic, porcelain, natural stone and mosaic tiles. Water and frost resistant, it is flexible and available in eight unique colours including Polar White, Jasmine Cream, Harvest Beige, Sahara Sand, Conker Brown, Mist Grey, Graphite Grey and Liquorice Black. The flexible nature of the grout means a reduced risk of cracking, leaving supersmooth but hard wearing finish without the patchiness or surface discolouration. It also means it can be used in complex installations, such as over underfloor heating and in swimming pools. Because of its unique formulation, it can be used from 1-15mm joint widths – meaning it can be used for almost any tiling design with large or small format tiles. Alongside GX-500 grouts, Dunlop has launched a range of colour-matched silicone sealants – FX-90. Ideal for

jointing tiled walls and floors in interior or exterior locations it is multi-purpose, hygienic and waterproof. Debi Boulton, sales and marketing manager said: “With more and more specialist tiling work being carried out by tradespeople, and a request for larger tiles, narrow tile joints and a greater variety of grout colours – we identified a need for an all-in-one wall and floor grout that can be used on large and small format ceramic, porcelain, natural stone and mosaics, joint widths from 115mm and in a number of different colours. “Many other grouts on the market can only be used for certain situations – such as wall tiling, or floor tiling, small joints or wide joints and the colourrange is often limited. “With the launch of GX-500, we are taking away the stress of trying to fulfil a client’s long-list of wishes and needs. And despite it being an all-round product, this doesn’t mean we’ve had to scrimp on quality!” ENQUIRY-Card 581

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EGGER Protects builders from the weather for longer New research and rigorous testing of EGGER’s flagship flooring product, EGGER Protect, has shown that the structural board can remain exposed to the elements for 60 days. This is a substantial increase on the previously cited 42 days, is unrivalled in the industry, and gives UK house builders peace of mind when dealing with unforeseen delays. Alan White, Director of Sales for Building Products at EGGER UK, explained the significance of this new development: “As a leading provider of domestic and commercial structural flooring applications, we respond to customer feedback and continually seek to improve and develop our products. We know there are many reasons why the building process can be delayed, leaving floors exposed and at risk of becoming structurally unsound. “In response to this, I am delighted to announce that, in addition to the Lifetime Guarantee we offer on our Advanced Structural Flooring System, we also provide the only chipboard

flooring on the market that, once laid, can be exposed to the British weather for up to 60 days. No matter the reason for the delay on-site, whether it be material shortages or lack of skilled tradesmen, this extended protection period is significant for any builder.” EGGER Protect is manufactured from the company’s P5 flooring grade particleboard with a weather resistant surface layer applied to both sides. As well as the 60 day protection, the board has a hard-wearing, anti-slip surface, is quick to install, and can be used with underfloor heating systems and tiles. Time-saving features include a concrete-effect finish, which means no post-installation painting is required. EGGER Protect can be installed during light rain conditions and is easily cleaned in preparation for handover to the customer. CE and FSC certified, the boards are

EGGER Protect produced from sustainable raw materials on one of the most sophisticated production lines in Europe. Each board has a tongue and groove profile, cut with unique diamond-tipped tooling, creating stronger and consistently tighter fitting joints. To achieve optimal results, EGGER Joint & Joist D4 adhesive must be used. The correct application of this glue creates a fully sealed working deck, protection against moisture ingress and the wear and tear of heavy site traffic. No joint sealing tape is required. EGGER Protect is part of a portfolio of structural P5 grade flooring boards with enhanced moisture resistant properties, which also includes EGGER P5 and EGGER Peel Clean Xtra. These tongue and groove boards are part of the company’s innovative Advanced Structural Flooring System which is

specifically designed to save time, money and manpower. The tried and tested system combines three components: EGGER tongue and groove structural flooring boards, EGGER D4 Joint and Joist Adhesive and a simple six-step installation process. When these are all used in accordance with EGGER’s recommended fitting process, the installation is backed by the EGGER Lifetime Guarantee. To find out more about EGGER Protect contact the EGGER building products hotline on 0845 602 4444, email: or visit: ENQUIRY-Card 579

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VEKA reservist soldier celebrates Reserves Day with Certificate of Commendation

Mark Schofield, a VEKA employee who also serves in the Army Reserve has been commended for his Distinguished Service as part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus.

The reserve chef was among a select group of 15 from a company of around 250 to receive the certificate from Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Royce. The award comes before Army Reserves Day (21st June 2017), which highlights and recognises the invaluable contribution made by reservists, and sees them wearing Armed Forces uniform at their ‘regular’ places of work. During Mark’s recent tour of Cyprus – his third – representatives of The VEKA UK Group joined other employers invited by the Army to learn about reservists’ military work and how it complements their ‘everyday’ roles. Operations Director Paul Armstrong attended the four-day trip for The VEKA UK Group, which has held ‘Investors in People’ status since 1994, and proudly supports its staff with training and other opportunities. The UK Army’s role as part of The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) is Britain’s longest running overseas mission. Ownership of the island is disputed between the Turkish north and the Greek south, with the UN patrolling a Buffer Zone or ‘Green Line’ across the capital, Nicosia. The visitors followed a packed itinerary, including talks at the hotel and the UN base; training activities from the Joint Services Adventure Training scheme (a week-long course run in Cyprus for Army, Army Reserve, RAF and Navy service people); and tours around the UN-patrolled area. Paul commented: “The effects of the conflict on the island are clear, with crumbling buildings and abandoned vehicles, many peppered with bullet holes. Some buildings have been repurposed, such as The Ledra Palace; once a five-star hotel that hosted Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor but now a base for troops within the buffer zone. Others remain ‘time capsules’, such as Nicosia’s abandoned airport, or the deserted car showroom – still stocked with dust-covered 1970s Toyotas!” Mark has worked for both the Army Reserve and VEKA for around 23 years, now serving as a chef in The 4th Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment after 12 years as an infantryman. Paul continues: “The rapport that Mark has with his colleagues is great. He’s particularly valued as a chef – in fact, one soldier described food as ‘the morale of the troops and the most important thing, next to pay!’” Besides their peacekeeping duties in Cyprus, reservists pick up skills that benefit both their Army and civilian work. Operating in arduous conditions, thinking on their feet, taking on responsibility, and assessing risk are among the

challenges that reservists face, developing their confidence in the process. Austerity measures have seen regular Army numbers reduced from 104,000 to 82,000 in recent years, offset by an increase in reservist capability. It’s planned that there will be a total of 30,000 reservists by 2019 (currently there are around 24,000), with larger employers such as The VEKA UK Group needed to support their staff in taking up such roles, and offering jobs to retired service people. Paul added: “After gratefully being given the chance to

learn more about Mark’s military work, it’s clear to see why VEKA will long continue to support the Army in this way. It’s an invaluable service with benefits for all parties involved, and we’re proud to see Mark commended for his efforts.” ENQUIRY-Card 580

Finally, some good news: fuel savings are easier than ever. There’s so much in the news we can’t control these days: the Brexit negotiations, Theresa May’s cabinet choices, senseless attacks in our cities. But there’s one thing we can help control: your business’ fuel spend. And, as the name says, The Fuelcard People are the people to help. The Fuelcard People offers a range of leading-brand fuel cards and associated support services to enable you to purchase diesel and petrol at a discount. You have access to a wide range of fuel cards from BP, Esso, Shell, Texaco, Diesel Direct (Keyfuels) and UK Fuels, and can enjoy average savings of around 4p at the pumps – and up to 10p less on motorways. Customers say it’s the personal approach of The Fuelcard People that sets us apart from the competition. Like knowing you’ll receive the most appropriate card for your needs, because we’re not tied to any brand or network so we can give you completely impartial advice. Or how we notify you of our guaranteed

nationwide fuel prices for the week ahead. Or how payments are made easy with direct debit, saving you hours of paperwork. If your business spends more than £500 a month on fuel, on average, then The Fuelcard People can help save you money – and hassle. Want to see how much you could be saving with one of our fuel cards? Check out our Savings Calculator tool to see how much less you could be paying per month. Just move the sliders to your specific requirements to see what you could save – in seconds. Perhaps you already think that you’re pretty good at saving fuel? Why not put your thrift to the test with our quick quiz to find out! Still undecided? For more reasons why using a fuel card makes sense, take a quick look here to see how the benefits add up. Advantages include interest-free credit and a weekly HMRC-compliant invoice. And there are no transaction fees, contracts, or minimum usage requirements. Ready to find the best card for your business? Simply choose what coverage you require, which pricing structure you would like, what types of vehicles your business runs and which types of fuel you use. Then see which cards we recommend for you. It's that simple. And it can guarantee you some good news. ENQUIRY-Card 582

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