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Solar Slate wins major industry award for Best Sustainable Technology - come to Harrogate this weekend to meet us Solar Slate Ltd, an expert in solar roof slates (also known as solar roof tiles), has scooped a coveted Build-It Award for its innovative Solar Slate Multi product.

PRODUCT & COMPANY NEWS Aico Smoke Alarms: Builders should not include fuel cost savings when writing out their Christmas lists, according to The Fuelcard People.


The Build-It Awards ceremony – which was held at the Swindon Hilton hotel on 23rd October 2014 – brought together architects, manufacturers and suppliers in a celebration of the best products and technologies in the industry of self-build and renovation. Solar Slate’s Multi product received an overwhelming vote in its favour in the

Best Sustainable Technology or Product category, fending off competition from Dimplex, EcoStrata and Surface Power HONE. Solar Slate Multi, an affordable option for solar energy roof slates, provides a range of options for homes that wish to generate clean energy from the sun while retaining the appearance of a slate roof. The award-winning Solar Slate Multi is the company’s more affordable, quick-to-install solution. It is helping to make solar photovoltaic technology accessible to a much wider range of selfbuilders and renovators. Paul Neilson, Commercial Director of Solar Slate, comments: “We are thrilled

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to win such a prestigious award. Our British-designed, Europeanmanufactured products are a triumph of homegrown innovation in the arena of green technology.” He adds: “Solar Slate received a fantastic response at the awards ceremony. As a small team, Solar Slate is proud to successfully compete with much larger companies in the industry and help in bringing aesthetically pleasing solar energy generation on roofs to selfbuilders nationwide.” Come and see us this weekend in Harrogate at The Homebuilding & Renovating and Home Improvement Show 7-9 November 2014. For your free ticket pre-register using FREE TICKET link. Also we have our permananet stand in Swindon and will be back in Ireland in the new year. The Solar Slate team understand totally that a Solar PV project is no casual undertaking. It requires knowledge and expertise from the right people. We try and make it easy for you by simplifying the information and tools supported by Technical Sales personnel across the British Isles and now Ireland too. You can quickly look at our website and brochure to get a product introduction. Of course, you can always contact us to talk through your project and requirements. We won’t give you a hard sell, and if we don’t think our products are right for your roof, we’ll tell you! Remember that Solar Slate is also developing new products for 2015. ENQUIRY-Card 587

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

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04 Product & Company News

Crown Decorating Centres celebrate Kick Out The Can success

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Staff at seven Crown Decorating Centres are celebrating their suc-cess after helping customers recycle thousands of litres of surplus paint. The Kick Out The Can scheme was launched earlier this year across the network of more than 130 Crown Decorating Centres in the UK and Northern Ireland. The initiative encouraged people to return their left over paint to their local centre in return for a voucher to spend in store. The paint was then re-processed at Crown Paints headquarters in Darwen by social enterprise Nimtech, a not-for-profit organisation which provides work experience and training for people who might otherwise struggle to find employment. Recycled paint has now been distributed to community projects

such as communal gardens, education schemes and social housing across the country in partnership with regeneration charity, Groundwork. Each store returning the most paint for recycling in the seven Crown Decorating Centre regions was named a Kick Out The Can champion. Teams at Crown Decorating Centres in Burton-onTrent, Carlisle, Huddersfield, Maidstone, Oxford, Southport and Swindon all received a special certificate in recognition of their efforts.Paula Taylor, marketing manager for Crown Decorating Centres, said: “I’m delighted for the teams that have been named regional Kick Out The Can champions – it is a reflection of their hard work and dedication to helping us reduce waste and promote recycling.

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JOSB Done: Promoting OSB JOSB Done is an industry-wide campaign that was launched in 2005 to promote the use of Oriented Strand Board (OSB) as a versatile and tough composite wood panel for all manner of building projects – from flooring and roofing to secure hoarding and boarding applications.

About to enter its 10th year, Alastair Kerr, director general of the Wood Panel Industries Federation and spokesperson for the campaign, gives an overview of the JOSB Done campaign this year and offers his viewpoints of the timber market going into 2015. “From the beginning of the JOSB Done campaign, supported by leading wood panel manufacturers, Norbord and SmartPly, resin supplier Huntsman and the Wood Panel Industry Federation, we have set out to prove that OSB is a viable alternative to plywood and the feedback we have received from builders over the years proves that attitudes within the building industry are changing. “During the nine years of the JOSB Done campaign, the OSB market has grown significantly and recent reports indicate that this is set to continue. With this focus in mind, the JOSB Done

campaign has undertaken a variety of activities designed to engage further with builders, designers and architects.” Material Lab “This year saw the JOSB Done campaign partner with established London-based design studio Material Lab in order to further engage with the design community. Throughout 2014, products manager Jim Biddulph has created various innovative structures and displays using OSB to demonstrate its versatility and the various ways it can be used in design. “As well as studio displays, Material Lab participated in the Clerkenwell Design Week and London Design Festival and used OSB panels to create individual workshop spaces. In addition, there was an exciting ‘live build’ event which took place to showcase designers working with OSB in front of the public. The event produced some fantastic results and also highlighted the uses of OSB as both an ideal worktop material and as a component to construct studio space.” Video guides “We’re always keen to stress to builders the advantages OSB as an engineered wood panel can offer, both in terms of its structure and strength and well as outlining some of the benefits it has when compared with plywood. To really demonstrate the construction capabilities of OSB, this year the JOSB Done campaign partnered with wellknown building expert Roger Bisby to create a series of practical videos to show the various uses of OSB in common building jobs and to dispel any

misconceptions that OSB doesn’t measure up to ply. “The first video saw Roger visit a factory in Inverness and follow the manufacturing process of OSB. Exclusive footage filmed on site showed the source of the wood, from FSC accredited forests, through to the crossply technique that gives each panel its inherent strength and durability. “Video two focuses on builder’s views of OSB using a vox-pop style interview with tradesmen and explaining why they choose to use OSB. Further videos will include general hints and tips and various applications from house building to design.” Apprentice of the Year “Earlier this year we also caught up with the two winners of the JOSB Done Apprentice of the Year competitions held in 2012 and 2013, during which the winners pitted their woodworking skills against other finalists in a practical competition. Each entrant was nominated by their employers and tasked with building a piece of furniture out of OSB in just 90 minutes which was judged by industry experts. “Since scooping first place in 2012, winner Greg Law completed his National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in carpentry and has since taken up a full-time position at Complete Property Maintenance, developing the skills needed to build a successful career in carpentry. The 2013 winner Harry Halligan has also been busy completing the final year of his NVQ and has received ongoing training and mentoring from experienced craftsmen

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Aico Smoke Alarms

Sanctuary Housing, one of the largest social housing providers in the country, has installed Aico’s 160RC series mainspowered RadioLINK alarm systems into all of the 96 flats in its latest £10.4 million development in Newlands Place, Cumbernauld. Sanctuary Housing manages homes across England and Scotland, providing general rented, sheltered and home ownership accommodation. The new development in Newlands Place, which features four blocks of 24 two-bedroom flats, will rehome 96 families in modern, comfortable homes. As a key safety measure the development is being fitted with Aico’s 160RC series mains powered, rechargeable lithium battery back-up smoke alarms. David Robertson, Director at FLN Consulting Engineers, specified the alarms for this new development: “We have specified Aico on all our projects for a number of years having been impressed with the overall quality and reliability of the product.” ENQUIRY-Card 100

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Norbord panels for Passivhaus winner

Norbord's SterlingOSB wall sheathing and Caberfloor flooring have been used in the construction of an award-winning, low-energy farmhouse in Ayrshire, Scotland. Designed by Scottish architect, Kirsty Maguire, the new house is designed and built to Passivhaus standard, the German low-energy standard that minimises heating requirements while providing a comfortable, well-ventilated living space. Just like many ‘normal' timber framed properties, the new house uses Norbord's SterlingOSB as inner and outer sheathing for the highly-insulated wall panels while the suspended timber floors are decked with Norbord's Caberfloor tongue-andgroove particleboard panels. The house, built by local contractor, Hope Homes for a private client, is the first Passivhaus building ever erected in Ayrshire. Designed to mimic the appearance of the familiar corrugated iron hayshed found in this part of the country. ENQUIRY-Card 101

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Kidde customer Place Group UK is one of the first private landlords to be awarded the respected DASH Landlord Accreditation in Lincoln. All Place Group properties are protected by hard-wired Kidde smoke, heat and CO alarms with back-up power.

SAFE AS HOUSES WITH KIDDE The aim of DASH accreditation is to encourage and promote good property standards and management practices in the private rental sector and the City of Lincoln Council now endorses and promotes the scheme. The DASH Property Standard, which accredited landlords must adhere to, refers to the ‘Housing Health and Safety Rating System’ (HHSRS). This identifies both fire and carbon monoxide poisoning as primary risks and stresses the importance of fitting appropriate alarms – top of Place Group’s list of priorities. Already a multi award-winning supplier of high quality HMO accommodation to students for over 20 years in North London, Place Group opened their Lincoln office in April 2014. They quickly discovered that most demand for their high quality HMO accommodation in Lincoln stemmed from graduates starting their first jobs, rather than students. To meet this demand, the company has invested in refurbishing period

houses in the popular West End and Uphill parts of the City centre. These offer a range of safe, secure studiostyle bedrooms, many with their own showers and kitchens, together with communal kitchens and laundry rooms. In all the Lincoln properties, Kidde’s Firex range has been installed and every studio bedroom now has its own smoke and heat alarm. All kitchens and food preparation areas also have heat alarms, linked to those in each bedroom. In addition, Firex smoke alarms protect escape routes and boiler rooms and Kidde’s hard-wired CO alarms are installed on each floor. Place Group CEO Rob Hunter commented: “We chose Kidde because there is no second chance to get it right with refurbishment. We wanted to avoid any costly mistakes that could occur if we specified a less established brand and had to make changes later. Moreover, we know that Kidde will support us in future.” Rob Hunter has been accredited by

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Crown Decorating Centre manager’s emotional journey to commemorative poppies display

Four representatives from Crown Decorating Centres have paid their respects to the fallen of the First World War at the Tower of London. The group travelled to the capital to see the iconic Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation which commemorates the centenary of the conflict. The poignant artwork features 888,246 ceramic poppies – one for each British military fatality in the Great War. Kevin Thomson, manager of the Crown Decorating Centre in Pride Park, travelled to London to view the installation in the run-up to Remembrance Day after sourcing paint for the artist behind the project, Paul Cummins. Kevin said: “We undertook some research to provide the best paint for the job as Paul was originally struggling to achieve the exact finish needed for the poppies. “As a team we are incredibly proud to have been involved with the installation and to have made a contribution to this incredible artwork which commemorates those who died in a terrible conflict. “The poppies are beautiful,

but when you stand at the Tower of London and consider what each bloom actually stands for, it is very humbling and emotional.” Paul Cummins’ sea of scarlet at the Tower of London Moat was an iconic part of televised coverage of events to mark the 100 year anniversary of the start of the First World War, with some of the poppies put into position at the site by Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and His Royal Highness Prince Harry. Naiem Wafa, General Manager for Crown Decorating Centres, joined Kevin on the trip to London along with regional managers Graham Pither and Paul Wood. Naiem said: “We’re honoured to have made this trip and to pay our respects to all those who died in the First World War, including those whose names are still listed at our headquarters in Darwen.” Paul Wood, Crown Decorating

Centres’ regional manager for the Midlands, said: “This is a project of major national and international significance and one we are delighted to have been able to assist with. “It is an emotional and historic experience to see the poppies here and I’m very proud we have made a contribution to the project.” Graham Pither, Crown Decorating Centres’ regional manager for the South East added: “I think you have to see the installation to fully understand it, but once you’re standing there and looking at this sea of red and contemplating what it represents – it’s breathtaking.” ENQUIRY-Card 512

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



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Put it through its paces | Visit to find your nearest dealer. 1. £2,000 (excluding VAT) off offer applies to all L200 variants. Offer is valid between 1st October and 31st December 2014 and is subject to change without notice, available at participating dealers in the UK (excludes Channel Islands). Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. 2. 3 tonne towing capacity is only available on 15.5MY Warrior, Barbarian and Walkinshaw variants. 3. Super Select 4WD is only available on the Trojan, Warrior, Barbarian and Walkinshaw variants. M-ASTC (Mitsubishi Active Stability and Traction Control) is not available on Trojan. 4. L200 Barbarian rental shown is for a 15.5MY with manual transmission. The Contract Hire Finance Plan shown is applicable to business users only and is subject to status via Mitsubishi Contract Motoring (part of the official Mitsubishi Motors distribution in the UK), Watermoor, Cirencester, Glos. GL7 1LF. The rental is based on an advance payment equal to 12 rentals + VAT at 20%, followed by 35 monthly in arrears, subject to and based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is non-maintained. Model shown is a 15.5MY L200 Double Cab 2.5 DI-D Barbarian at £22,599 (£27,118.80 including VAT). Metallic paint extra. Excess mileage will be charged for. The offer rental is valid between 1st October and 31st December 2014 and is subject to change without notice, other terms and mileages are available upon request, available at participating dealers in the UK (excludes Channel Islands & I.O.M). Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. 5. ‘Great Finance Options’ relates to credit finance through Finance Mitsubishi 116 Cockfosters Rd, Barnet, EN4 0DY and is subject to status available to all customers aged 18 and over. Finance Mitsubishi is part of Lloyds Bank Asset Finance. Finance offers are only applicable in the UK (excludes Northern Ireland, Channel Islands & I.O.M) are subject to availability and may be amended or withdrawn at any time. 6. 5 year/125,000 mile warranty (whichever comes first) is applicable to new Mitsubishi L200 retail and small business sales and selected Contract Hire agreements. 5 year/125,000 mile warranty excludes NI & Channel Islands, Terms and Conditions apply. Please see for more details. 7. Offer price shown excludes VAT, VED and First Registration Fee and is for an L200 Single Cab 2.5 DI-D 4Work. ENQUIRY-Card 513

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Going green in the valley When Carla McHugh, owner of Glyngynnd Cottages near the picturesque little Welsh town of Llandiloe in Powys, needed a boost to her hot water provision she called on Rinnai. Carla needed to have her holiday cottages ready for the influx of visitors expected over Easter and into the summer and autumn but she had one big problem – an antiquated hot water system that did not produce enough hot water for all her guests. After being told about Rinnai by the service engineer, who also told her current system was unfixable Carla needed to have her holiday cottages ready for the influx of visitors expected over Easter and into the summer and autumn but she had one big problem – an antiquated hot water system that did not produce enough hot water for all her guests. After being told about Rinnai by the service engineer, who also told her current system was unfixable (and should have been retired six or seven years ago) Carla contacted Rinnai via ‘help me choose’ on the Rinnai website, asking: “We have five holiday cottages with water heaters between them which

Hitachi’s Hi-ToolKit for Home gets a makeover Specifying, commissioning and installing air source heat pumps can be a challenge but Hitachi’s range of innovative Yutaki heat pumps and helpful online tools aim to make the process that much easier for installers. With the release of a number of new domestic heating products to the market in 2014. Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe SAS

has updated its Hi-ToolKit for Home selection software, especially developed for specifying air source heat pumps for residential applications. Register for the new Hi-ToolKit for Home software to help with product selection and specification of the most economical domestic heating solution for your customer in

just a few clicks - generating a bespoke report that can be personalised with your contact details and logo. And the new software is completely FREE for building and heating trade professionals. Simple Selection & calculation

New features include the latest Hitachi heat pump models and the addition of performance indications and operating costs;

need replacing. Which of your continuous flow water heaters would you recommend? Could we put in one water heater to service them all?” The query sent Rinnai area representative Martin Embley to investigate. “I found two water heaters supplying four cottages which were running out of water when demand was high. Carla wanted a system that would stop this happening but she was also tight for space.” Glynnydd Cottages comprises five selfcontained holiday-let cottages which can be rented separately or as a group sleeping up to 20 people. Nestling on the easterly slopes of an unspoilt valley, Glyngynwydd Cottages stands  in 12 acres of land which includes woodland, a wildlife pond, meadow, relaxing gardens and a own stream and dingle for guests to enjoy. “As one might expect in a setting like this, the site is offgrid so an energy efficient LPG boiler was needed,” says Martin, who suggested installing four Rinnai Infinity 17e externally mounted flueless water heaters direct to outlet and supplying each cottage with a luxury hot water supply to service the cottages individually – never running out of water. The water heater is capable of flow rates of up to 510 litres per hour at a 50°C rise. the domestic hot water (DHW) selection and calculation is also now available, its tariff is updateable and daily hot water usage can be defined to configure water tank volume and estimate energy consumption in kW/h and litres. Heating and DHW performances - including annual energy and input in kWh, COP and annual cost – are shown for each unit. Bar graphs are provided as a summary and enable users to make comparisons with other heating systems that emphasise heat pump benefits. Accessories such as room thermostats, temperature sensors or kits can also be integrated into the project, with accessories displayed dependent on the heat pump type selected. These items are then integrated into the final report and costing. The new software is compatible with all current operating systems (Mac OS, Windows and Linux) via most hardware platforms (PC, smartphone and tablet).

The Rinnai Infinity 17e is designed for use directly off the mains, with no need for large, ungainly storage vessels. Weighing just 18kg and measuring 675mmH x 370mmW x 103mmD the Infinity 17e has been developed to allow maximum flexibility as it can be easily mounted on an external wall thereby eliminating the need for flueing and freeing up valuable interior space. This feature gives greater flexibility at the design stage and can offer an alternative solution where flue runs are problematic or internal space is not available. ENQUIRY-Card 514

Hitachi appoints new heat pump distribution partner

Hitachi has appointed a new distribution partner for its innovative Yutaki range of air source heat pumps. Part of the Travis Perkins Group, Solfex Energy Systems will distribute Hitachi products as part of its expanding heat pump portfolio. Andy Hooper, Hitachi’s Heating Sales Manager commented, “Our full range of monobloc and high temperature split heat pumps will be available through Solfex, from the smallest 5kW units to large 24kW which can provide both heating and cooling, so there’s a Hitachi heat pump to suit every customer.” “The five-year warranty offered as standard enforces the message that the Hitachi equipment is of the highest quality. Full service, support and training will be provided to ensure that specification and as are installation straightforward as possible,” concluded Chris Higgs, Solfex Heat Pump Product and Technical Manager. ENQUIRY-Card 515

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Zilmet develops game-changing membrane

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Inta raises the temperature in product development

International expansion vessel manufacturer Zilmet continues to take the lead in innovation, with the launch of its newly-developed, patented ZILAN membranes. After years of research and development, the manufacturer has unveiled its ultimate ‘second skin’ - a unique membrane that promises to increase the already impressive longevity of its products, with reduced permeability and specialised sizing. The ZILAN membranes now feature across the entire Zilmet vessel offering, further cementing the manufacturer’s position as the go-to for quality, longlasting solutions. Unlike many others in the industry, Zilmet’s membranes veer away from the ‘one size fits all’ approach and are tailored to meet various sizes, further increasing the vessel performance.

Launched in 2002, manufacturer of heating, plumbing and showering products, Inta, has been breaking boundaries and inspiring industry-wide innovation for over a decade. As the firm celebrates three years since the launch of its acclaimed plumbing and heating division, Inta looks back over the success stories that have seen its products and ranges admired and emulated by many of its industry contemporaries. The firm, which has proudly created no less than three patented products, led the way back in 2012 when it unveiled a range of heating products that promised to deliver on more elements than any of its counterparts. A case in point, Inta’s extensive range of WRAS-approved pressure reducing valves (PRVs), which are available in sizes up to 54mm and operate up a temperature of 80 degrees celsius, were unveiled to the market when other PRVs had a maximum temperature of 60 degrees. 108 ENQUIRY-Card 108 ENQUIRY-Card 109

Grant UK launches latest Evosta pump primes installers for 2015 ThermaWave range A new way to combine traditional and renewable heating systems. Combining renewable technologies with traditional heating systems in one thermal store is now even easier than ever thanks to the launch of the new Grant ThermaWave, which allows multiple heat sources to be connected, all with a 3kW immersion heater backup. The Grant ThermaWave is available in three variations: open-vented with solar coil, open-vented with solar and Domestic Hot Water (DHW) coils and sealed system with solar and DHW coils. ThermaWave DHW stores are extremely installer friendly as they have been designed for situations where there is a greater demand for domestic hot water, yet there is no need to link the store to an additional cylinder, resulting in a more cost effective and compact installation.

The new range of high efficiency Evosta circulators from DAB Pumps provides energy savings and meets the European 2013 and 2015 legislation enforcing a reduction in energy consumption. Designed for circulating hot water in domestic heating systems, the Evosta delivers high efficiency performance while minimizing energy consumption. Using state of the art technology, the pump reacts to system changes automatically and adapts the circulator performance accordingly. Evosta meets the 2013 and 2015 Energy Related Products (ErP) requirements (Energy Efficiency Index (EEI) ≤ 0.23) in line with European Directive 2009/125/EC. Due to the fact that the Evosta is dimensionally the same as a traditional type pump it will replace, it is ideal for retrofit situations, where old three-speed circulators need to be replaced with Head of 4, 5 and 6 meters. ENQUIRY-Card 110 ENQUIRY-Card 111

Mitsubishi Electric reshapes air source heat pump market Mitsubishi Electric has launched the next generation of its marketleading Ecodan air source heat pump range with a host of new initiatives that increases heat up efficiency by 17 per cent, makes remote monitoring easier to access, thereby aiding applications to Government initiatives, and also introduces a whole new way of heating a cylinder. The developments include the UK’s first use of a plate heat exchanger in a domestic cylinder and patented ScaleStop technology to remove the risk of limescale build-up. The launch comes as the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) moves from its legacy stage into supporting new market growth, with the company developing the

advanced range to answer the growing need for renewable heating in the UK. “This is our fifth generation of heat pump solutions and we have looked at just about every aspect so that we can maximise efficiency and ease both installation and operation”, explains Max

Halliwell, Product Marketing Manager for the domestic Ecodan range. “We are proud to have been first to market with several initiatives in heat pumps and this new generation continues that trend by putting Ecodan streets ahead of any other system”. Ecodan was the first inverter-

driven air source heat pump in the UK to receive MCS (Micro Certification Scheme) certification and the first UKmanufactured unit to receive the prestigious Eco Label. It is also the only air source heat pump that have received the Noise Abatement Society’s

‘Quiet Mark’ and the first to offer intelligent room sensing as standard. Mitsubishi Electric has invested heavily in R&D facilities at its UK manufacturing plant in Livingston to focus on the experience of the homeowner, simplifying the installation for the contractor, and making maintenance and monitoring even easier: Mitsubishi Electric reshapes air source heat pump market / Page. “We have set out to develop an incredibly sophisticated machine with a simple front end”, adds Halliwell. The next generation – the FTC5 range, which is available from January 2015, includes a complete new range of new cylinders which focus on improvements in heat loss performance; hot water recovery efficiency and time; and ease of installation and use. All ten of the new cylinders dispense with the traditional internal coil method of water heating and instead use an external plate heat exchanger which increases hot water heat up efficiency by 17 per cent over previous models. ENQUIRY-Card 517

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

ELECTRORAD AEROFLOW Radiators offer reliability

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

Pegler Yorkshire Launches New Range of TMVs As a recognised innovator and market leader in the field of Thermostatic Mixing Valves (TMV), Pegler Yorkshire has once again responded to changing market needs to deliver a new Pegler thermostatic mixing valve range that greatly simplifies the valve selection process whilst at the same time enhancing product performance. Traditionally, Pegler Yorkshire has manufactured anti-scald valves with enhanced performance for the healthcare market (Type 3) and a separate valve for general and domestic applications (Type 2). The new more compact Pegler PEG402 series of valves meet the requirements of BS and EN standards, are WRAS approved and boast the BuildCert certificate for both TMV3 and TMV2 schemes. ENQUIRY-Card 112

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Win up to £1,000 with Kingspan & Albion ultrasteel cylinders Trade customers of Kingspan Environmental could be in with a chance of winning up to £1,000 in a massive £20,000 giveaway in partnership with Albion Ultrasteel. The online promotion - which was launched on 1st September and runs until 31st December - gives trade customers a one in four chance of winning one of over a thousand of prizes when they buy any hot water cylinder from the Albion Ultrasteel range. The prizes, in the form of Amazon E-gift Certificates, range in value from £10 up to £500, with two top prizes of £1,000 up for grabs. All you need to enter is an active email account and a unique serial number that can be found on the data label attached to the cylinder. ENQUIRY-Card 113

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

DAB Pumps’ Evoplus ensures comfort The highly efficient, low noise Evoplus range of electronic circulators from DAB Pumps is ideal for use in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems for large residential and commercial buildings and all models are fully compliant with the 2015 ErP European directive. The heating requirements of buildings change significantly during the day and night due to changing ambient temperatures, occupancy levels and the complexity of the installation. The electronically controlled Evoplus solves this issue by constantly ensuring sufficient power as and when demand requires. It also delivers lower noise emissions, greater comfort and a significant reduction in running costs. Unlike conventional electronic pumps, Evoplus electronic circulators can also be used in air conditioning systems where the temperature of the liquid pumped is lower than the ambient temperature. ENQUIRY-Card 114

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

Hydronik systems warm Palmerston Fort The famous Palmerston Forts arranged along the South Coast of England were built to be solid enough to resist invasion by Napoleonic forces, but the resulting thermal mass and exposed locations make them very hard to heat. It is, however, a challenge that has been effectively met using a selection of products from Timóleon’s Hydronik range linked to a hybrid renewable energy source. Fort Albert on the Isle of Wight was completed in 1856 to defend the Needles Passage, which gives access to Portsmouth with its strategically important naval dockyard. Still in use during World War II, it remained in military ownership until the 1950s, when it was sold and converted for domestic use. It still offered little comfort for its occupants until the current owners began a comprehensive refurbishment and improvement project in 2013 employing locally based Round the Island Builders Limited and WJ Wetherick Plumbing & Heating to install the Timóleon

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Grant UK launches new wood pellet store A biomass boiler is a great alternative to fossil fuel when it comes to reducing annual fuel bills. Now Grant UK has made it even easier to store the fuel used by its Spira condensing biomass boilers and reduce fuel costs even further by introducing the Grant Wood Pellet Store. While wood pellets can be bought in bags (typically around 10 to 15kg), if space is available, a bulk store can be installed which can directly feed (by auger or vacuum system) the intermediate Grant pellet hopper supplied as standard with the boiler. This allows homeowners to buy pellets in bulk, which is more cost effective. The Grant Wood Pellet Store range is designed and manufactured in house and available in sizes from 500kg to 6 tonnes and in three footprints – 1m x 1m, 1m x 2m and 2m x 2m. ENQUIRY-Card 116

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New seven year Aquarea Warranty Pipe technology provides home DEFRA exemption for Arada’s for Panasonic Pro Partners comforts to university students range of i Series stoves Panasonic is pleased to announce it will now be offering a market-leading seven year warranty with their Aquarea Heat Pump system. This brand new warranty will cover parts and labour when installed by a professionally qualified PRO Partner. As one of the longest warranties offered within the heating and cooling sector, Panasonic also promise a quick and simple approval programme. PRO Partners simply opt for an extended warranty when installing an Aquarea system. Once the install has been commissioned, the warranty extension can be submitted online in order to relevant checks and approval to proceed quickly and efficiently. Government grants are available to homeowners to help with the installation costs for affordable renewable technologies, including air to water heat pumps. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a Government scheme set up to encourage uptake of renewable heat technologies among householders.

Students at Arts University Bournemouth are enjoying the benefits of a low carbon district heating scheme designed and installed by contractor Lorne Stewart and featuring a specialist eco-friendly pipe network. The new accommodation in Madeira Road, Bournemouth comprises 378 ensuite rooms in three buildings, together with communal facilities, with domestic hot water and central heating distributed from the central plant room via Flexenergy's energy efficient Flexalen 600 pipe technology. Lorne Stewart, the mechanical and electrical design and build contractor for the project, focused particularly on the carbon footprint of the scheme. With a central energy centre serving all three buildings, service entry points were ducted into the base of internal service risers early in the construction process.

Arada Stoves are proud to announce that they have received smoke control exemption for their i Series cassette and freestanding stoves. Under the Fireplace exempted provision of the Clean Air Act section 20, 2014, this smoke control exemption now applies to the i400, i400T, i400F, i500, i600 and i750. These stoves extend Arada’s current DEFRA exempt stove range. Arada’s Commercial Director, Mark Brettell commented: “Controlling the appliance is vital to the consumer. “Unlike many competitors our products retain all their functionality including retaining full control of the primary, secondary and tertiary air systems without resorting to clumsy, quick fixes. Meanwhile, our stoves still meet the low emission requirements of Smoke control areas. “This approval to not only burn wood in a smoke control area, but to give the end-user full control of this process demonstrates the strong in-house capabilities of our UK based technical and design team. ENQUIRY-Card 117 ENQUIRY-Card 118 ENQUIRY-Card 119

Rinnai offers a ‘BMS Gateway’ to hot water efficiency - another innovation Rinnai is introducing yet another product innovation in its continuous drive for the highest possible efficiencies and control over hot water provision in all commercial sites. This pioneering product allows end-users to exercise ultimate control and maximise energy efficiencies in all sizes and types of buildings, even in multitenanted sites.

Utilising the BACnet and modbus compatible protocol, Rinnai has introduced a gateway that allows a seamless integration of its continuous flow hot water heating products and systems into Building Management Systems (BMS). The Rinnai Gateway enables access to its advanced product functionality including temperature control, fault

diagnostics and communication, energy monitoring, trend logging and on/off status. “We have recognised the growing market demand for a reliable and efficient supply of hot water. The Rinnai gateway will provide end-users and FM managers alike with the facility to manage and maintain their hot water supply more efficiently than ever before “says Managing Director Tony Gittings. The Rinnai smart controller offers on/off status as well as fault codes to facilitate first hit repair. For example, the BMS can communicate a precise error code to the central system meaning that in the event of a breakdown the user can communicate the correct parts and information to the engineer for a first time fix, limiting down time and improving Rinnai service response. The controller allows the end user to remotely monitor and

change system temperatures and also to monitor and adjust burners for maximum efficiencies. In effect, the controls monitor gas usage to dictate business periods and energy savings. Rinnai units modulate the gas supply in relation to the amount of heat input required to optimise gas

usage meaning high energy efficiency is delivered at all times. This is monitored and visualised by the controls. For more details on RINNAI products visit ENQUIRY-Card 519

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handset, it captures the essence of an invigorating shower. Suitable for high and low pressure systems, the new range offers simple shower options with fixed head showers and handheld shower heads, with an efficient diverter valve to allow the user to select the shower they want. Group Marketing Manager Sasha Davies says: “The new Atmos and Options thermostatic shower and shower valve ranges offer something for everyone with concealed and exposed valve options, brass valves throughout, and a range of looks that will match or complement the décor of every bathroom and wet room – whether water for the desired looking for a modern or temperature. It’s a simple idea contemporary feel.” that works and provides added safety to the product. Full details of the new ranges Many of the new range feature can be found at the excellent fully adjustable riser rails which MX web site at www.mxmake them ideal for new build, by calling 01684 or replacement shower projects 293311 or by emailing for residential opportunities or and social housing shower asking for a brochure. replacement programmes. The stylish design of the MX Atmos Azure compliments the overall valve performance of this modern looking shower. Together with the large overhead and multi-mode ENQUIRY-Card 520

MX UNVEILS NEW THERMOSTATIC MIXER SHOWER RANGES Following hard on the heels of the recent launch of its new QI electric shower range and its new Expressions shower tray range with the hidden wastes, leading bathroom and shower manufacturer MX Group has unveiled its latest offering to the bathroom sector, an impressive new range of thermostatic mixer shower valves offering its usual combination of incredible quality, great looking product, excellent warranties and keen pricing.

So confident are MX of the quality of their new Thermostatic Mixer Showers, that they offer a three or five year guarantee on their Atmos range of valves. All materials used in these products are WRAS approved and Phthalate free where applicable. There are 22 showering choices in the Atmos and Options ranges with most Atmos options complying with TMV2 regulations. The Atmos range includes ‘The MX Atmos Edge’ with the very latest in contemporary design

& performance. A perfect choice for those wishing to install a concealed valve which fits flush to the wall. The valve incorporates separate temperature controls. With its minimalistic look it has the ability to transform the style of a bathroom. The introduction of MX’s Cool Touch technology is an advanced Anti-Scald Design, another added safety benefit. This is achieved by routing the cold water along the whole length of the Mixer Valve before mixing with the hot

New-look brochure has the whole bathroom covered

Low profile tray now available in New Sizes Following the continued sales success of the JT Fusion range, innovative shower tray manufacturer JT today announced that the market leading low-profile range is now available in additional new sizes and with a concealed waste option. The new range now also features a Fusion leg which has been developed for easy installation. Manufactured at JT’s Leeds headquarters, the JT Fusion, is the UK’s Number 1 low profile shower tray. As part of the continued innovation and development programme, JT has now expanded the JTFusion range with 15 new sizes with the option of a concealed waste, to create the perfect design-led solution for today’s bathroom. The range extension follows the introduction of an integrated up stand and Anti-Slip options in 2013. ENQUIRY-Card 120

Leading bathroom solutions brand Roca has unveiled its new product brochure, sporting a fresh look and a variety of features to ensure it will be a key selling aid for retailers. Aptly titled Everything in Bathrooms, the 212-page brochure showcases the full breadth of products available from Roca, from sanitaryware, showers and brassware through to furniture and accessories and everything in between. Designed to be inspirational as well as informative, this latest Roca literature features stunning lifestyle In response to the growing demand for photography throughout, with several shower cubicles, Saniflo has launched a images of each range to show the sheer new Kinedo brochure, which showcases extent of what the brand offers. the stunning new cubicle models with Kaldewei: “Any grout joint is striking photography and also demonstrates the benefits of shower one too many” The Asklepios Group, one of the largest cubicles versus shower enclosures. Inviting the customer to rediscover the companies in the German healthcare pleasure of showering, the brochure sector, is focused on developing clearly explains exactly why Kinedo approaches to a “green” hospital with its shower cubicles are such a pleasure to Green Hospital Program. Asklepios fit and use, with key features including Engineer, Michael Scherer explains the no leaks, no silicone, toughened safety advantages of floor-level shower surfaces made of Kaldewei steel enamel glass, and a comprehensive guarantee. Thesleek, concise brochure offers all the for hospital environments. “Any grout necessary product information with joint is one too many” says Scherer, suggestions for the most suitable following bad experiences with tiled applications alongside tasteful images of shower areas. “Our approach therefore the new 2014 version of the Kineprime is to invest from the start in a quality and the new, extended range of solution without grout joints that will in Kinemagic products Serenity, Design and the end last for much longer.” Style. Kaldewei is currently fitting a model room at the Asklepios private clinic with ENQUIRY-Card 121 the seamless enamelled shower surface,

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Xetis with integrated wall outlet. Kaldewei 3.5mm steel enamel is hygienic, easy to clean and protects against damage due to moisture penetration. ENQUIRY-Card 123

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Polypipe introduces the UK’s first flexible waterless trap Polypipe, the UK’s leading manufacturer of above and below ground drainage, plastic plumbing and underfloor heating systems, has launched a flexible self-sealing waste valve. New to market, the innovative range can be used across a whole manner of waste appliances from basins to baths, showers, urinals and sinks, and features a distinctive flexible corrugated pipe body for added adaptability in confined spaces. Available in 32mm and 40mm diameters, the flexible valves have been launched to offer installers and end users more choice in situations where traditional water-based traps may not be the most effective. Unlike water-based traps which can be compromised by evaporation after long periods of inactivity, this new range does not run the risk of foul odours entering the building in low or no flow situations. Furthermore, the

flexible pipe structure and simple ‘pipe to pipe’ connection means it can be fitted either vertically or horizontally at an angle and still perform. In the coming weeks Polypipe will be showcasing the practical problem-solving benefits of the new range to installers working on residential, healthcare and education projects. Mark Devanney, Product Manager at Polypipe, said: “We’ve introduced the new, self-sealing flexible valve as a direct result of customer demand for a problemsolving above ground waste drainage solution. With its flexible pipe profile, the product is versatile enough to be installed in a number of configurations across multiple building types, giving installers and their customers added confidence that works can be completed swiftly and with ease.” Polypipe’s flexible self-sealing waste valve works by opening under pressure from running

water from an appliance and closes to re-form the airtight seal once the water stops running. It is available with a range of connectors to allow the product to be used with ABS pipework. Example applications ideally suited to the flexible valve include small bathrooms where it would otherwise be necessary to chisel out the floor to fit the trap, where a slim line basin is being used, under shower trays, and where there is a need to free up space under kitchen sinks to maximise storage potential. To celebrate the launch, Polypipe is holding a prize draw, giving installers the chance to win a spa break for two in Bath, with second and third prizes of a 16gb Apple iPad and five chances to win a 2gb Apple iPod Shuffle. For more information please visit gn/flexible-valve ENQUIRY-Card 521

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Franke Midas single bowl sink is good for small spaces The Midas MTX 610-55 inset stainless steel sink, from Franke, part of the ProValue collection, helps make the most of the sink area when worktop space is at a premium.

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

Carron Phoenix Logica sinks aim Showerwall’s Rustic Travertine at the market sweet spot offers stylish stone look

The single bowl sink offers the benefit of an extra-spacious bowl measuring 550 x 400 x 190mm. The cleverly designed Franke Rollamat accessory then transforms the sink bowl into a draining area too, keeping worktop space free at either side of the sink if need be. Other optional accessories include a stainless steel strainer bowl and wooden chopping board which sit on the ledge surround and can be slid from side to side for optimum user-friendliness. It also features Franke’s unique pop-up waste that is activated by a push button, enabling sink water to drain away automatically.

Carron Phoenix’s Logica polished stainless steel inset sink range is designed to hit the sweet spot for the contract market combining modern design, precision manufacturing, competitive pricing and built to last quality. Part of the comprehensive Developer product portfolio, the reversible Logica 100 and 150 models combine smart design with assured quality, backed by a lifetime guarantee. It offers the benefit of a higher spec, yet cost-effective alternative to the standard monobloc sink products around bringing added value to a project. With a clean design and linear drainer pattern, the Logica offers a distinct ‘designer’ feel, perfect for adding style and flair to a new build project. The 1.5 bowl Logica 150 measures 500 x1000mm overall and fits a 600mm cabinet.

Rustic Travertine, one of the most recent additions to Showerwall’s waterproof laminate wall panelling system, reflects the latest trend for stones and granites in neutral colours in bathroom interiors without the price-tag, providing an easyinstallation, easy maintenance alternative to tiles. Rustic Travertine mirrors the look of real stone but as a laminate panel is lightweight to handle, easy to cut and install. Where real stone requires on-going maintenance to keep it sealed, Rustic Travertine does not need re-treating and can be cleaned with normal bathroom products. It is also vastly cheaper than real stone. Rustic Travertine is one of six new design additions, extending the Showerwall range to 39 laminate designs in total. They respond to popular customer demand for easy-living neutrals with Rustic Travertine Gloss, Natural Marble Gloss, and Bianco Stardust. ENQUIRY-Card 125 ENQUIRY-Card 126 ENQUIRY-Card 127

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IDS offers Grohe Red in recognition of boiler water taps

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Simplifying Hygiene Specification

IDS offers the innovative Grohe Red® kettle tap as part of its Grohe range for retailers and installers, in recognition of the importance of boiling water taps for consumers. With today’s busy lifestyles, Grohe Red® taps provide up to three litres of instant, filtered kettle hot water, saving valuable time for a range of everyday kitchen tasks from boiling pasta to enjoying a cuppa or sterilising a baby’s bottle. IDS has two Grohe Red® Duo monobloc taps available, in the classic ‘swan neck’ C-spout and the more contemporary U-spout design, both with a four litre boiler. The swan neck model is available in a super steel finish and the U-spout design in both super steel and chrome. The Grohe Red® Duo taps replace a standard kitchen mixer for instant boiling water, in addition to hot and cold. All of the Grohe Red® taps swivel 180 degrees and feature Grohe’s CoolTouch® technology, insulating the spout so that it is not hot to the touch.

Population trends are triggering an increase in the specification and purchase of disabled equipment. As a result, specifiers are having to adapt to developments in the sector- an adaptation simplified with advances at Clos-o-Mat. Britain’s biggest manufacturer of toileting solutions for the less able, the company has extended its range to deliver a flexible offering that efficiently creates a wellfunctioning accessible bathroom, toilet, washroom, or Changing Places facility in domestic and commercial environments. “The Office for National Statistics’ latest data shows life expectancy in the UK has reached its highest level on record, with the number of centenarians alone increasing five-fold in 20 years. Disability is also on the increase: up by 1/2million in less than a decade, with manual dexterity and continence particularly both showing an increase in prevalence. Today, one child in 20 under the age of 16 is disabled, and children with special and complex needs in mainstream schools has increased to almost 20%,” says Robin Tuffley, Clos-oMat marketing manager. ENQUIRY-Card 128 ENQUIRY-Card 129

Sanivite waste water Guarantees you can trust! New industry leading guarantees you solutions from Saniflo can trust, from Stuart Turner. Sanivite from Saniflo removes waste water from a sink, dishwasher or washing machine, making the addition of a domestic kitchen or utility room easy, even when below or distant from a drain. Sanivite is a powerful pump with four inlets for connection to sinks or appliances. Waste water is pumped through 32mm small-bore pipework, vertically up to 5 metres or horizontally up to 50 metres or a lesser combination of both. The compact Sanivite is usually concealed in a kitchen unit but can also be concealed behind a demountable panel to give access if required.

Stuart Turner pumps are renowned for their quality and reliability. As testament to this enviable reputation, and to demonstrate our confidence in our ‘engineering excellence’ we have increased the length of the standard guarantees provided with our pumps. These guarantees are now offered as standard so there is no longer a need to register the pump details on-line and no need to remember where you filed your e-mail confirmation and registration number! Quality guaranteed as standard. Stuart Turner manufactures and inspects its production under the Quality Management System BS EN ISO 9001: 2008 and every pump built is individually tested, ensuring they all leave the factory to the same high standards for which Stuart Turner have become recognised. ENQUIRY-Card 130 ENQUIRY-Card 131


SALUTE THE TOP BRASS Even after 30 years on top, it’s an honour to have the re espect of the nation’s plumbers. Yo ou say our superb engineering and incredible re eliability make Monsoon shower and whole house pumps undefeatable. Call 01491 572655 or visit monsoonpump co uk to see why Monsoon is the top brass or just let any plumbers’ merchant polish our shining re eputation for us. ENQUIRY-Card 523

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Accepts all shower controls

Adjustable glass shelves

No grout. No silicone. Just clever thinking.

If you’re looking for fuss-free fitting and timeless styling, then our Moonlight cubicle is the perfect solution. Its neutral design complements any room and accommodates your choice of shower control. The innovative precision-fit panel system make for a leak, and silicone-free finish without the need for tiling and grouting. These cutting-edge technologies add up to a stunning shower solution that can be installed in just one day.* Now that’s clever. For more information or to request a brochure visit ENQUIRY-Card 524



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Benchmarx Holborn Gloss White

AN INSTALLER PERSPECTIVE: How Benchmarx saves the trade time & money Benchmarx Kitchens and Joinery is dedicated to saving the trade time and money with its stylish preassembled kitchen ranges. Here, we catch up with My Builder tradesman Matthew Woodgate, as he outlines the benefits of working with Benchmarx:

Q. What is it like working with Benchmarx kitchens? A. “Working with Benchmarx is convenient, cost-effective and time-saving. Having a preassembled kitchen supplied directly to the trade is very helpful, not least because building kitchen carcasses is time-consuming and can be tedious! Having Benchmarx on hand is therefore ideal to help me save time – for an average sized kitchen, you can shave off at least a day of work.”

Q. What sort of houses are pre-assembled kitchens suitable for? A. “Pre-assembled kitchens work well in all installations – from new-build homes to quick kitchen updates. The variety of kitchen styles available means that most tastes can be accommodated, so whether you are working in a period home or a modern flat, there is something to suit most homeowner’s tastes.” Q. How do Benchmarx price their ranges? A. “It is always important that a kitchen supplier can offer not just a variety of styles but also a range of price brackets to suit all budgets without compromising on quality, I find that Benchmarx fulfils this criteria perfectly. To make selecting kitchen furniture quicker and easier, Benchmarx has a simple ‘good’,

‘better’ and ‘best’ scale for Benchmarx Borrowdale Olive Green its kitchen ranges, allowing tradesmen to trade up and Q. What are the most down in order to fit the popular ranges? homeowner’s budget and make A. “It’s hard to pinpoint the most popular ranges because better margins.” every customers’ needs and Q. Are there enough styles of tastes are completely different, kitchens and worktops to but I would say the traditional Borrowdale and Somerset suit all preferences? A. “Benchmarx has a total of ranges are strong choices, as 26 ranges to choose from – well as the more modern ranging from modern and Holborn and Parma kitchens. contemporary, to traditional For homeowners on a budget, styled kitchens – so there really the Oxford and Options is something to suit all tastes kitchen are stylish yet costeffective ranges.” and budgets. Benchmarx designers are also on-hand to ensure the project comes within budget for the homeowner. For example, if the homeowner has their heart set on a particular kitchen range but it is out of their budget, alternative doors, worktops and splashbacks can be offered instead to bring the total price ENQUIRY-Card 525 down.”

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pietra solid surface worktops

Its all in the detail Deralam have now available large stocks of 25mm solid surface worktops ready for nationwide delivery. For samples and Display stands, please contact our national sales office Deralam Laminates Ltd, West Coast Park, Bradley Lane, Standish, Wigan WN6 0YR southern depot : Units 10 + 10+ Woodside Park, Foster Av. Dunstable LU5 5TA National Sales Line: Tel: 01257 478540 Fax: 01257 478550 Email: ENQUIRY-Card 526

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Extra Security for Dark Winter Days Garador’s popular Salisbury garage door is now available with Secured by Design accreditation (SBD).

SBD is a security standard set by the Association of Chief Police Officers to deter break-ins and theft. Garador was the first in the UK to introduce SBD accreditation to garage doors. The Salisbury joins the Horizon and Carlton styles in Garador’s Guardian range of SBD steel up & over garage doors. They have all been engineered to a new level of strength and security including additional high security back brace protection, improved and reinforced locking systems and a unique anti-snap, anti-drill cylinder with a sacrificial front to prevent entry even after an attack. In a modern ribbed

design, they are available in a choice of seven vibrant colours and in a range of standard and purpose built sizes with either canopy or retractable gearing. Salisbury offers an additional feature of clear or dark windows; the new black frames and smooth black window option offers a striking new look that will appeal to customers. A full information video on the Garador’s Secured by Design doors is available on Garador’s new You Tube facility at watch?v=gv2Vp9hn9FY; call 01953 443710 or visit for more information.

Opening doors to hundreds of COLOUR POSSIBILITIES!

Bowater Doors is delighted to be 'splashing out' on a vast, new colour offering. The company has long offered a range of composite door colours including White, Beck Brown, Golden Oak, Rosewood, Green, Red and Dark Blue, and customers will be delighted to hear that the standard range is now available in HUNDREDS of colours. Bowater Doors Operations Manager, Anita van Vuuren explains: “As always, customer satisfaction is our highest priority with these British-built doors, so we're proud to announce this fantastic new colour offering. We can now offer doors in any RAL colour and they can even be matched to a colour of the customer's choice. This allows homeowners to choose a shade to reflect their personality and create a unique look for their home. It also means that architects and specifiers in the commercial market can choose specific colours to fit with the overall project and even colour-match their branding. “There is also the option to colour the frames to match, and doors can be different on each side. As such, clients can have a striking colour or ENQUIRY-Card 527

woodgrain on the outside, but might choose a lighter, more subtle tone on the inside, to match the interior decor. “Lead times for painted doors are currently 15 days and all our composite doors are covered by a cohesive ten year guarantee. Should a fault appear in any composite door, door slab or sealed unit supplied by The VEKA UK Group, following inspection, we will repair or replace the appropriate components free of charge. Full details of this guarantee can be found at a b o u t- c o m p o s i t e - d o o r s / guarantee/” “At Bowater doors we are continually listening to the market and developing our products accordingly, and - as you'd expect from an industry leader - the range is incredibly secure, energy efficient, weather resistant and durable. We're pleased to offer such an expansive range of colour options as an additional benefit on these high quality Bowater Doors. ENQUIRY-Card 528

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Shetland Projects completed by NorDan

The new extension to Happyhansel Primary School in Shetland has pre-finished timber windows and doors from NorDan, the Norwegian external joinery experts. The building was designed by architects Redman Sutherland, and commissioned by Shetland Islands Council. The extension provides offices for the secretary and the Head

Teacher, a library and teaching space for a visiting tutor. These spaces are built around a new covered entrance lobby with a glazed roof which lets light into the existing canteen and a new cloakroom area, with covered waiting area for parents. Painted timber weatherboarding was used to express these spaces and to bring colour into the scheme.

Drystane dykes contain the play spaces and garden areas which were re-landscaped. NorDan supplied aluminium clad timber windows from the NTech range and inward opening glazed door sets. “We have completed many projects for clients in Shetland, where the weather can be as severe as that in Norway where our windows are designed and

manufactured,” says Gordon Mitchell, regional director in NorDan’s Aberdeen office. “Our high performance aluminium clad timber windows are designed to fully seal the building and provide resistance to high storm force winds (tested up to hurricane forces) and driving rain.” NorDan also recently supplied the windows, glazed entrance doors and fixed light screens to a new extension to Shetland College- part of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). The £4.6m project was funded by Shetlands Islands Council, the ERDF, the Scottish Funding Council and Shetland College UHI. It provides new facilities for staff and students with classrooms, video conference suites, internet café, library, art studios, an extended construction workshop and a new hospitality suite. The contractors were Hunter & Morrison, architects were Covell Matthews. NorDan’s outward and inward opening doorsets

were specified along with fully reversible timber windows and fixed lights. NorDan UK Ltd was founded in 1926 in Moi Norway by the Rasmussen family. The third generation of the family runs the company today which employs over 1300 people across 8 factories in Europe and 6 regional project offices in the UK. Last reported results from the firm were £160m group turnover. ENQUIRY-Card 530

P C Henderson introduces stylish & practical new Twinbolt locking system P C Henderson, leading international manufacturer of door hardware systems, is pleased to introduce the innovative new Twinbolt system to its customers. This now enables the door to be locked internally at the top and bottom of the door by turning one handle 90 degrees, removing the need to manually engage two flush bolts. With over 90 years’ experience in the manufacture of door hardware systems, P C Henderson identified the demand in the residential architectural market for the Twinbolt, offering two points of discreet security with throw rods top and bottom. Designed for easy installation, this system unlike many others on the market requires minimal routing and additional adjustment to the supplied components, the Twinbolt offers many benefits to the joiner and the customer. The new concealed locking system can be specified alongside Securefold accommodating a timber door weight of 100kg for exterior applications. A sleek handle provides a modern and stylish finish. Routing detail cover strips can also be specified in three colour options of black, white and brown to match the

door finish. Andrew Royle, UK Commercial Director at P C Henderson comments: “The new Twinbolt locking system offers an alternative to customers who do not want to have to manually engage two flush bolts when locking the swing door. Without compromising on security, the throw rods are engaged simultaneously by turning the satin finish handle 90 degrees which then locks the door into position.” For added security and convenience Twinbolt incorporates the Yale

Securiturn™ Removable Thumbturn. This provides the flexibility of a keyed cylinder lock when required whilst allowing the use of a thumbturn for everyday convenience which can easily be removed when required by using the specialist tool provided within the kit. Henderson products are designed with ease of installation in mind and also durability to provide the upmost value for money. P C Henderson’s online EXPERT service is totally free and offers fast and accurate specification and a no obligation quotation

for all projects. P C Henderson is a member of the Door & Hardware Federation which represents all the key manufacturers and installers of industrial, commercial, pedestrian and garage doors and powered gates, as well as manufacturers of locks, building hardware and architectural ironmongery. To download the latest digital brochure please visit ENQUIRY-Card 531

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SWA passes the hot test

Howarth celebrates BSI kitemark

Always seeking to ensure steel windows meet or exceed the latest building regulations, the Steel Window Association has undertaken extensive thermal performance simulations of the W30 and W40 window ranges. The results prove without doubt that both window types are fully compliant and achieve 2013 Part L requirements. W30 steel windows from Steel Window Association members are the slimmest steel options currently on the market and for domestic applications achieve a BFRC WERS C-rating and, where necessary, can achieve a WERS B-rating. The C-rated window incorporates an 18mm double glazed unit comprising a 4mm soft coat low-e glass and 4mm clear float, sandwiching a 10mm krypton gas-filled cavity with a warm edge spacer bar.

Howarth Timber Windows and Doors is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of softwood windows, door sets and conservatories and has continued its ongoing dedication to ongoing improvement by becoming a BSI Kitemark certified supplier. This certification from the British Standards Institution demonstrates that Howarth follows best practice and is fully compliant with industry standards, including enhanced security (PAS 24). The BSI Kitemark is expected to help Howarth drive business, gain differentiation in the marketplace and continue to provide excellent service to its customer base. Howarth’s wide range of products include casement windows, Storvik high performance windows, sliding sash, timber door sets and an extensive bi-fold range. ENQUIRY-Card 132 ENQUIRY-Card 133

Introducing the

Premium Door Collection

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

in stock now! Klober opens flagship Showroom near Bicester Always proactively reaching their clients at Exhibitions and at their two existing showrooms in London and Cambridgeshire, Kloeber are opening their third extensive showroom in January 2015. Situated in Grendon Underwood near Bicester, The Old Dairy is currently undergoing a full refurbishment to incorporate Kloeber’s own windows and doors into the building as well as exhibiting a full range of their products in the actual showroom. Matt Higgs, Kloeber’s Sales Director said ‘We are very aware that there is no substitute for seeing our products first hand. We love to meet clients and answer their questions face to face as this allows us to guide them to the best product at the best prices to suit their individual project. We have heavily invested in this new flagship showroom as be believe that it is logistically in the right place for a large number of our client base. ENQUIRY-Card 134

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Holiday Inn Express, Windsor Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems; with their approved fabricator PAGE Group Peterborough Ltd recently completed a new build hotel for the Holiday Inn Express chain in Windsor, Berkshire. Comar 5P.i top hung and top swing windows were specified in conjunction Comar 7P.i CD auto sliding and swing doors for the main entrances. For safety, the Comar 7P.i Commercial Doors were fitted with Anti-Finger Trap stiles which were hung directly from the Comar 6 curtain walling. Polyamide Insulated (P.i) window and door systems provide exceptional thermal performance in a market where energy efficient designs and meeting the demands of the latest building regulations are paramount. Comar 7P.i CD door sets are a natural choice for busy hotel entrances and are available in swing, pivot, sliding, autosliding and sliding folding.

Reflecting Premdor’s commitment to excellence, the new ranges finished in Oak for internal doors and Oak or Meranti for external doors will exceed all expectations in quality of build, range of sizes available, design variations both traditional and contemporary and factory finish options. Utilising the latest manufacturing techniques, the ranges are EUTR compliant and carry FSC accreditation on external and PEFC accreditation on internal doors. To realise the uncompromising quality of the Premium Door Collection, send for the range guide today or call 0844 2090008

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A Window on Security Windows can be a very vulnerable part of a building, often seen as “soft targets” by terrorists and criminals, impacting on people’s safety and the protection of property.

The UK has a vast array of prominent and iconic buildings, particularly in city centres; with a multitude of uses including hotels, government, museums, offices, universities, clubs and, of course, residential, attracting people in large numbers to live, work, study and socialise in these vibrant centres. Electronic security will warn but not resist so physical security measures are an important part of any plan for protection. Glass, particularly in period buildings, offers little resistance to attack. It will readily shatter by a bomb exploding more than 100M away and flying shards will maim and kill. It is also easily broken by an intruder prepared to use force. A solution is found with Selectaglaze’s secure secondary glazing systems. A fully separate window is fitted behind an existing window using robust frames, secure locks and strengthened glass. These can be hinged, sliding or fixed and are subjected to rigorous testing before certification. The windows are live blast tested against standard ISO 16933 and physically attacked with a wide range of tools, using the wellrespected Loss Prevention

standard LPS 1175. The frames are designed to fit discretely and sympathetically in contemporary or period buildings. Listed building consents are usually granted. Added benefits include significant levels of sound insulation, which is highly desirable in noisy locations and enhanced thermal insulation that will improve a buildings energy performance and reduced ingress of dust and dirt. Established in 1966 and a Royal Warrant Holder since 2004, Selectaglaze is the UK’s leading designer and producer of secondary glazing and has worked in a significant number of the country’s leading buildings. ENQUIRY-Card 533



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protecting your environment


Please ask for the new Window and Door range brochures.

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

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Enhanced Window Security with secondary glazing systems Physical Attack Test Standard LPS 1175 Levels 1,2 & 3 PAS 24: 2012 (security element)

Blast Protection Test Standard ISO 16933 Levels EXV15, 25, 33 & 45

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Homeowners advised not to get caught out by British winter weather when fitting new doors With winter on the horizon bi-fold door manufacturer and supplier, Vufold, is urging anyone thinking about installation and building works in 2015 not to be caught out by the changeable British weather. The warning comes on the back of the company witnessing a dramatic increase in demand for

its external doors as soon as the weather picked up at the back end of last winter. Vufold supplies a wide range of external bi-fold doors to customers from the English south coast to the Scottish borders from its warehouse and offices in Cheshire, and is keen to advise home owners that late orders could mean significant

delays to their plans. Marketing Manager for Vufold, Kerry Murphy-Kaytan explains the knock on effects the company witnessed earlier this year. “Last winter gave us some late cold and wet weather which we think made people hold off from placing orders. When the weather picked up in late March/April we had an unprecedented high demand of orders. Fortunately, we keep our warehouse well-stocked with ready to deliver door sets so it did not cause our customers any problems, however, if homeowners suddenly shorten the deadlines to which they plan to work it

can impact on suppliers as well as builders. We know builders that simply could not cope with the demand from customers wanting installations done before the summer as everyone had the same idea and rushed to get their plans completed. If spring plans are set back customers could be looking at having doors fitted in the summer holidays when they were hoping to be away on vacation. Our advice to anyone looking at projects for next year is to talk to builders and suppliers in plenty of time about supply times and availability. Having a contingency plan in place if the weather changes can mean the

difference between getting the project finished on time or it dragging on throughout the year.” One of the biggest problems homeowners face is the issue of ordering bespoke door sets. Lead times for these can be much longer than for readymade universal sized doors, not only that, but once they are manufactured the supplier will expect to deliver them. If the supplier does not have the space to store a customer’s doors this can cause even more problems, as most respected manufacturers advise against on-site storage. “From a storing point of view, householders should look for a supplier that can offer shortterm or emergency storage options just in case they have to make changes in the installation plans. The other option is to ask about delayed despatch times and whether they are flexible enough to take account of disruptions to installations. Not all suppliers do, and homeowners are well advised to see these as added benefits rather than an expected service. ” says Kerry Murphy-Kaytan. ENQUIRY-Card 539

Take inspiration from Premdor

Whether it be a refurbishment project or new build, the quality of internal finishes can create a unique look in a home, providing all important added value. When considering the aesthetics or practicalities of internal door finishes, Premdor, one of Britain’s leading door manufacturers has made door selection much easier with the launch of the new design led Inspiration Guide From Specifier, House Developer or Home owner, the 60 page full colour guide showcases all that is best from the Premdor door ranges, concentrating upon visual suggestions without the distraction of sizing detail or technical information. Including some new photography, the guide covers both traditional and contemporary designs including the new highly regarded Premium Door Collection, Premdor’s unique moulded door options, Veneers, Laminates, Foil wrapped and beautiful Natural Timber finishes in both glazed and unglazed styles. Complete with Veneer Match (true Veneer consistency between every door), Wardrobe sliding systems, Speedset adjustable doorsets and  Sound and Secure apartment doorsets, the new Inspiration Guide is available free by calling 0844 209 0008, email or via to access a PDF download. ENQUIRY-Card 540

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Solarlux launches new sliding door system in the UK Listers Projects Deliver Growth. “Listers Projects”, the commercial installation arm of Lister Trade Frames in Stoke on Trent, have recently completed a large contract in Droitwich for McCarthy & Stone Property Developments using Beaumont timber look windows and MetalTech curtain walling. McCarthy & Stone are best known as the largest developer of privately owned retirement property in the UK. Over the past 30 years they have built over 45,000 apartments nationwide and regularly win awards for their work. Glazing works carried out by Listers on the Droitwich project included over 250 Beaumont PVCu windows in white grained profiles. The Beaumont window system was designed by Dempsey Dyer Ltd to bridge the gap between PVCu and high-end timber windows providing authentic joint and corner details.

Solarlux has launched an innovative, all-glass sliding door system in the UK – the SL 22, – after exhibiting a prototype in March at Fensterbau Frontale, the world’s leading exhibition for windows, doors and facades.. The SL 22 received high praise from architects attending the exhibition, which is why Solarlux has

decided to introduce the product to the UK market. Thanks to slanted glass technology, the SL 22 ‘invisible’ sliding door system can be used almost anywhere, either as the ultimate shelter against the great British weather in a glass house and allowing the outside in, or as a highly transparent room divider.

Senior launches new door system

Glazing systems designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems continues to develop its product portfolio following the launch of the brand new SPW501 door system. SPW501 offers many of the thermal ENQUIRY-Card 137 benefits of the highly successful SPW500 door, including the availability of painted cut lengths for many of the stiles and rails. Tremco technology weatherproofs Weru window As with the proven SD door range, all The North-West distributor for a high joints are square cut for ease of performance window system has called on fabrication. As this is a development of the SPW500 system, fabricators can use their the expertise of tremco illbruck. The North-West distributor for a high existing tool set up with the SPW501 performance window system has called on system. The SPW 501 is available in a the expertise of tremco illbruck to provide range of options, with both square and a compatible perimeter sealing system that anti-finger trap doors still available. Using is able to help installations meet the higher the same suite of framing sections as levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes Senior’s SPW500 commercial doors, the as well as achieving excellent airtightness SPW501 has been further enhanced with in other situations. Based in Blackpool, the addition of a wide clip and plate flush Weru Windows ( has glazed mullion section and to provide become the approved dealership additional design options the new system responsible for supplying and installing the will be offered with a narrower 58mm clip Austrian-made Internorm windows. and flush mullion in the near future. ENQUIRY-Card138 ENQUIRY-Card 136

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“It’s great to be able to have a conversation with the team at Dale –like minded people - who we know can give us the right quality products every time.” Mark Norman, Teddington Lock Construction

At Dale, our range of timber windows and doors will not only add prestige and value to any build, but are better designed, better specified and better made – giving you all of the benefits and none of the hassle. Back that up with a team dedicated to working with you, quotations that are simple, clear and jargon-free, excellent aftercare and industry knowledge that is second to none, and it’s clear to see why Dale enjoys the reputation it does.

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HÖRMANN’S STUNNING Glazed Sectional Garage Door

Hörmann’s flush fitting, fully glazed ALR Vitraplan garage door has been designed to provide a stunning, ultramodern finish to both domestic and business properties. Available in two smoke effect colours, grey and brown, the sectional ALR Vitraplan features Hörmann's unique, scratch resistant glazing, which creates a simultaneous appearance of mirroring and transparency. With the panels of this door hiding its frame, nothing detracts from the ALR Vitraplan’s remarkable look.

efficiency by as much as 15 per cent. Based on a highly stable industrial ALR 40 door, the ALR Vitraplan offers long-term reliability and efficient performance. Built-in finger trap protection on both the inside and outside of the door adds to its safe operation.

26mm thick Duratec synthetic glass provides up to 20 per cent better thermal insulation than standard 16mm glazing. For the most carbon conscious projects, triple glazed panels are also available to further reduce heat loss.

The versatile door frame can also be supplied as an open for infill option ready to be clad in a material of your choice. Perfect for more unusual design projects, this door is ideal for use with timber, metal, ceramic, plastic and many other materials.

As with any Hörmann sectional garage door, the ALR Vitraplan can be supplied on request with the manufacturer’s specially designed ThermoFrame, which can improve thermal

Whether you're looking to create a traditional or contemporary look, Hörmann has the products and expertise to deliver the perfect style of garage door, whatever the budget.

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Get ahead of the winter weather

WITH STORMDRY With dry walls having better insulating qualities than wet ones, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to apply Safeguard Europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market-leading masonry protection cream Stormdry before the winter weather sets in.


This will result in not only energy savings of up to 29%; but also an end to penetrating damp from driven rain. And while Stormdry is practically the only damp-proofing cream that can be applied to wet masonry, it achieves maximum penetration and protection

more quickly on dry ones â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and on warmer days. Easily applied by either brush or roller, Stormdry cures colourlessly to the original finish of masonry in just 12 hours. A single coat will protect the substrate for up to 30 years. Stormdry is more deeply penetrating than traditional liquid applied water repellents â&#x20AC;&#x201C; up to 12mm in flettons â&#x20AC;&#x201C; meaning that its crack-bridging capability is greater; and its life expectancy increased. Even if the weather has started to deteriorate before application, Stormdry â&#x20AC;&#x201C; uniquely â&#x20AC;&#x201C; can even be applied to wet walls. These will continue to dry because it works by lining the pores of brickwork and other masonry rather than blocking them: enabling water vapour to escape while preventing further moisture ingress. Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream is also the only dampproofing cream that has been independently shown to not only prevent penetrating damp from rain; but also enhance the thermal efficiency of walls. This is quite simply because dry bricks have twice the thermal

resistance of wet. Safeguard has scientifically and independently proven this link so definitively that Stormdry is classified under VAT Notice 708/6 as an energy-saving measure that qualifies for a reduced VAT rate of 5%. According to tests conducted on solid wall constructions by the University of Portsmouth, the treatment will provide energy savings of up to 29%. Stormdry cream has significant advantages over insulation because it costs less to install, does not change the appearance of the building and can be applied quickly and simply with minimal disruption to the occupier. The masonry protection cream will also cut growths such as mould and moss and is also part of Safeguard Europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flood protection system. It can also be used to deal with the issues of damp that can arise with cavity wall insulation. Its vapour permeability enables the wall to dry out while preventing the entry of more water that may impact adversely on the insulationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance. ENQUIRY-Card 544






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The ABC of DPC Rising damp is a problem that can potentially affect all buildings, particularly older ones, causing unsightly and costly damage. The SikaMurÂŽ Damp ProoďŹ ng System is a highly effective solution to this rising problem. The system consists of 3 parts: ~A SikaMur ÂŽ InjectoCream-1008]YTRcPQ[TSP\__a^^UR^dabT ~B SikaMurÂŽ Dry7XVW[hQaTPcWPQ[TaTPSh\Xg\^acPa ~C SikaMurÂŽ Finish2T\T]cUaTT ]XbWX]V[PhTa

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Ubiflex 80% lighter than lead, it’s also completely non-toxic, so health & safety is improved on two counts – and the light weight can bring structural advantages.

Ubiflex non-lead flashing makes a complex job simple. Crown Build of Maldon chose Ubbink’s Ubiflex non-lead flashing system for a variety of applications on the new roof at Priory Court, a private development in Hatfield Peverel, Essex. Manufactured from aluminium mesh reinforcement, coated with a mixture of modified bitumen and additives, Ubiflex is a malleable material which can be used in most applications where lead is traditionally used. It is available in grey, terracotta and black finishes, in 6m or

12m roll lengths. The project, for Hatfield Peverel based Top Floor Property Management, involved flashings around dormer windows, and other roof features including pitched roof valleys on the complex roof structure. Pauline Apthorp of Top Floor

Property Management, said: “The roof required different lead code levels from 3 to 5 on different areas. Ubiflex is the equivalent thickness of lead code 7/8, so could be used throughout, simplifying costing, specification and the the installation process itself.” Paul Benorthan of Crown Build

takes up the story: “This was the first time we’d used Ubiflex and we were very impressed. The first thing that struck us was how light and easy to handle it is compared to lead. Before we even started work, we were grateful for how quick and easy it was to get the rolls of Ubiflex up onto the roof. Once the project was under way, in one area, we were able to fit a continuous twelve metre run. This saved a huge amount of time and removed the need for expansion joints, making big material savings and reducing wastage. We ended up with only 600mm of excess Ubiflex over the whole project.” Not only is Ubiflex 80% lighter than lead, it’s also completely non-toxic, so health & safety is improved on two counts – and the light weight can bring structural advantages, too.

Another obvious benefit of Ubiflex is that unlike lead, it has no scrap value so is of no interest to thieves. It’s a sustainable, recyclable material and carries BBA certification. In wind tunnel testing at the BRE, Ubiflex has been demonstrated to resist uplift at wind speeds of up to 110 miles per hour when installed with High Tack, so it can be specified with confidence for virtually any application even in coastal areas. For further information about Ubiflex, call Ubbink on 01604 433000 or visit ENQUIRY-Card 549

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Cembrit chosen for new offices in Burton

John Cunningham, Managing Director of Metrotile UK

After launching its new textured Westerland fibre cement roofing products in February, Cembrit was chosen to supply 10,000 of these slates to a leading mechanical and electrical engineering company for its new headquarters in Staffordshire. Having outgrown its current head office in Burton on Trent, WT Parker Ltd began demolishing the buildings to make space for new headquarters and workshop facility. The transformation of the new space is part of the firm’s plan to grow the company and create a more energy efficient office building which includes solar panels. Midlands-based construction company, GF Tomlinson Ltd was the main contractor on the project and WT Parker and architect’s Lyall and Lyall had the task of specifying a slate which could be cut to accommodate solar panels.

A surge in sales for roofing of conservatories is behind more than 30% of projected annual growth at leading lightweight tile firm Metrotile UK. The Chippenham-based company has just sold its millionth tile in 2014 and is forecasting sales of 1.16 million tiles this year, turning over record figures of £7.1 million with net profits expected to reach £679,000. Driving the performance is major rise in the sale of tiles for conservatories, in addition to continued success in other sectors, including refurbishments for housing associations and local authorities. John Cunningham, Managing Director of Metrotile UK, said: “We have completed projects all over the UK on a huge variety of roofs, from private homes and renovations of housing stock to sports clubs, supermarkets and even a bird observatory. ENQUIRY-Card 140 ENQUIRY-Card 141

State-of-the-art materials help turn award-winning design into reality Glasgow’s The Gorbals is being taken into the 21st century as part of a major, award-winning1 regeneration, and is using technologically-advanced materials to deliver modern performance as well as design. At the heart of the regenerations is the creation of over 1000 new homes at Richmond Park, a development by housebuilder Bett Homes, which includes construction of six-storey blocks each with 17 x two-bedroom apartments. To achieve a contemporary look at Richmond Park, Bett Homes has chosen to use some 450m2 of Protan SE1.2mm single ply membrane on each of the blocks with ‘flat’ roofs. Hot-air welded at the joints and mechanically fixed in place by roofing contractor JMS, the Protan membrane is detailed with omega profiles to give the impression of a metal standing seam roof.

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Jewson, the UK’s leading supplier of sustainable timber and building materials, has launched a new product guide for its range of roofing solutions. The guide brings together a wealth of useful information on high quality products, materials and the latest roofing innovations for its customers. Designed to help trade professionals find the information they require quickly and easily, the Roofing Guide is organised into three sections: pitched roofs, flat roofs and cladding, roof sheets and roofline - covering everything from trusses to tiles, cold roofs to warm roofs and cladding to tools. Edward Smith, National Business Development Director – Roofing at Jewson, commented: “It’s great to announce that this year’s Roofing Guide is even bigger and better than before, with 120 pages of content”.

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Alumasc Waterproofing & Green Roof success at new Glasgow development 185-221 Buchanan Street is a new £70m mixed development comprising 11,400m2 of retail space and 49 residential units. Owned by Land Securities, the development features a large rooftop garden which required a robust waterproofing solution.

the need for a suitable growing medium to be supplied that could be deposited onto the 5-storey building’s roof in large volumes. This was required as a result of the development being in a busy citycentre location. These issues were overcome and the intensive green roof garden was installed in an efficient

manner. In total, over 4,000m2 of Hydrotech and 2,000m2 of green roofing, was installed. Commenting on the project, Kath MacTaggart, landscape architect at BDP, said: “As with any roof garden project, the challenge is in the detailing of all

BDP Architects specified both Alumasc’s Hydrotech hot melt structural waterproofing system and green roof on the scheme due to the benefits offered by a single-source solution and, of course, the quality of the products. One challenge on the project related to the architect’s intricate roof detailing, which meant a close working relationship with Alumasc’s technical team was developed from the outset. As a hot-melt system, and due to its versatility, Hydrotech was ideally suited to accommodating this and was perfect for use under the green roof. Alumasc’s green roof system addressed

interfaces and logistics to ensure that a system is watertight. We used Hydrotech at Buchanan Street as it was part of the proprietary Alumasc green roofing system and therefore had the benefits of a fully guaranteed system. To date, we are very happy with the results.” Area Manager for Scotland at Alumasc Roofing, John Kelly, adds: “It was great to be involved with such a celebrated development in this major area of Glasgow. The Hydrotech system will ensure the integrity of the roof for many years to come, whilst the green roofing provides an attractive outdoor space for residents to enjoy.” Hydrotech is a BBA approved, fully warranted waterproofing system, designed to last the lifetime of the structure it is applied to. It has European Technical Approval and is FM Approved. Alumasc green roof systems, under the Blackdown brand, are available in Intensive, Biodiverse and Extensive application categories with a wide range of planting options. The Buchanan Street roof garden joins a long line of prestigious developments that have benefitted from the quality and expertise offered by Alumasc Roofing systems. For further details of the full range of Alumasc’s roofing systems, visit the website or call 03335 771 500. ENQUIRY-Card 553

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

For more information telephone 01284 848651 or visit The first skylight manufacturers to be BSI verified. Sunsquare. Believing in better since 2004. ENQUIRY-Card 554

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LEVATO MONO, a next generation paver system Pavers comprised of a 20mm single layer of load-bearing porcelain stoneware, with incredible technical and aesthetic features. Selflevelling and height adjustable pedestals allow for rapid installation over uneven sub-surfaces and any waterproof membrane.

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44 Roofing . View our publication online at . November 2014 . Channel 4 host and design guru, Kevin McCloud was impressed with new Solar Slate Multi and said; "It is the ideal solution for generating electricity without affecting the aesthetics"

Solar Slate’s Planning friendly Roof Slate matches natural slate Solar Slate is changing the face of Solar Photovoltaics. Our planning-friendly range of technologies provide solar power from a traditional slate roof with: • No planning headaches, • No complaints from the neighbours, • No unsightly solar panels • Helping you achieve Code 4,5 or 6 standard build.. For the first time, it’s possible to take advantage of solar power without compromise. Unhook from the fossil-fuelled lifestyle and make a real

reduction in your carbon footprint. As a technology, ours is unlike anything else that’s available, truly taking the concept of a solar slate to a new dimension. Even homes in historic or conservation areas can now tap into an endless supply of free, clean energy, with the added long-term financial benefit of guaranteed payments from the government’s Feed-In Tariffs. British-designed and Europeanmanufactured, all of our products are backed with a

wealth of experience and a wide install base. Every project is a journey so we support our customers every step of the way, from supply and design through to installation and warranty. Start your journey today and allow: • Green energy to be generated at the property • No hard visual impact • Energy cost protection long term • Free electricity at the property, • Earning from the Government feed in Tariff • Protect our heritage. Solar Slate Traditional product

is designed to match standard 20” x 10” ‘Countess’ slate and provides a close colour match to many types of historically relevant natural slates including Welsh blue-grey. Now alongside it, the Solar Slate Multi offers the superior aesthetic that the Solar Slate Traditional boasts but in a larger format. The larger format has reduced costs, allows faster and simpler installation giving all round better value. The panel is manufactured to match

standard 24” x 12” ‘Duchess’ slates and is effectively 4 slates in a single panel. Solar Slate is ideal for use in in conservation areas, on historical buildings, new builds, sites where standard solar panels are not an option, renovation projects and has an unrivalled track record in gaining planning approval. 01454 627841. ENQUIRY-Card 558 ENQUIRY-Card 559

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UK’s top manufacturers & producers of expanded polystrene adopt new Europe-wide ® airpop brand The British Plastic Federation members supplying EPS to industries ranging from construction and civil engineering to packaging and insulation, have adopted ‘airpop – engineered air’ as the new Europe-wide name for EPS.

Former Malt House Receives ScreedBoard Soundproofing The award winning ScreedBoard 28 has recently been installed into 25 prestige loft-style apartments in Lichfield. The development’s historical heritage is what makes it such a fascinating project, the grade II listed building was a former Malt House dating back to 1874. The Malt House’s charming character has been retained through many original features being incorporated into the apartments, such as exposed girders, timber and brickwork. The ultimate floorboard ScreedBoard 28 was chosen for this high spec development due to its excellent impact and airborne acoustic performance. ScreedBoard 28 is a single layer acoustic overlay treatment, featuring interlocking edges for installation convenience. Its high density and unique resilient layer provides unrivalled acoustic performance. ENQUIRY-Card 145

DuoSplit Alu the economical alternative DuoSplit Alu is a new, cost-effective product from Armacell. This is an aluminium product variation in their range of system solutions for split airconditioners. It is cost-effective, energy efficient, easy to install and durable, suitable for the connection of indoor and outdoor single and multi-split air conditioning systems. The pre-insulated pipes ensure fast installation and reliably provide not only substantial cost benefits, but also outstanding technical properties for long-term reliability. Aluminium is light, corrosion resistant, inexpensive and recyclable. Due to its particular material properties, it has a longer service life than other metals when used appropriately, and it is much more resistant to corrosion than steel or copper. ENQUIRY-Card146

This change now replaces many names previously used across Europe including Styropor, PSE, Piepschuim and Polyfoam bringing a common European name for the material. Explaining the move, David Emes, Chairman of the BPF EPS group said, “Airpop has been chosen because the name immediately brings to mind what the material is made of – air. In fact 98 % air, to be precise. With just a tiny fraction made of polystyrene expanded to fifty times its own volume. This remarkable material is used as a lightweight, highimpact, highly-efficient insulating material in construction and civil engineering as well as in products protecting everything that needs to be protected - our children’s heads, televisions, computers, fresh fish and thousands of other items used in our daily lives.” The airpop® campaign has been initiated by EUMEPS and their respective national EPS trade associations as well as by European EPS raw material producers. The creative concept was developed by the communications agency Ogilvy & Mather in Frankfurt, Germany. airpop® represents an industry

Bostik’s Climatherm External Wall Insulation (EWI) system Bostik’s Climatherm External Wall Insulation (EWI) system used to striking effect at a residential property in Falmouth, Cornwall. The three storey semi-detached Victorian house was constructed around 100 years ago with solid granite walls, and although structurally strong the thermal performance of granite is very poor by modern standards. This led the owners to look at ways to refurbish the property and improve its overall energy efficiency while retaining the period features and appeal of their home. Recognising that external wall insulation was an effective solution, contractor Marnick Builders specified the Bostik Climatherm system as part of a full scheme of refurbishment. Nick Chinn of Marnick explains: “We needed an EWI system that offered the right thermal performance and a very high level of durability as the property

is located on the coast and exposed to some quite extreme weather conditions. ENQUIRY-Card 147

of approximately 200 mainly small and medium sized converters in Europe who process about 300,000 tonnes of raw material into airpop® sheet, blocks, parts and products. Main customers are construction, civil engineering, HVAC, computers and electronics, household goods producers and the food industry. Further information about the new name is available at or you can view the launch video at: / watch?v=1SsjTsRs9N8 The British Plastics Federation is the UK’s leading trade authority in plastics design, technical advancement and manufacture. Members of the EPS Group include: processors and converters of airpop®; raw material suppliers; suppliers of airpop® processing, manufacturing and auxiliary equipment and recyclers of airpop®. ENQUIRY-Card 561

PIRfect new online U-Value Calculations

A new online U-Value calculator has been launched by Recticel Insulation. An instant tool designed to assist architects and specifiers when calculating the required insulation thickness, thermal performance and product solution, is now available on the Recticel website at www.rectice It’s simple, easy to use and online. The company is delighted with its new online tool, Commercial Director Kevin Bohea said, “Users will be able to calculate a building’s performance values, such as its thermal efficiency, to help meet building regulations with our new U-Value calculator. It is a time saver for industry professionals wanting to create projects that are fit for purpose and comply with regulatory frameworks. Making calculations at an early stage of the design process avoids expensive reworking later on in a project.” ENQUIRY-Card 148

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The Bostik B C Climathe erm Net twork 7.6 million UK homes require solid wall insulation and a external wall insulation (EW often the most effectiv e e solution. Bostik Climathe erm is a composite cladding retr solution designed to wrap energy efficiency into the home. It reduces both hea sions whilst providing a choice of durable, low maintenance finis costs and CO2 emiss that enhance the home’s appearance.

• Comprehensive training, development and a technicall support • Fully approved e and accredited EWI system from a recognised household name

Find out t how Bostik C Climatherm can a help you u to access the e EWI market REFER TO PRODUCT DATA AND SAFETY DATA SHEETS FOR FULL INSTRUCTIONS AND PR RECAUTIONS IN USE. Recommendations and suggestions o are for guidance only, since cond ditions of use are completely beyond our control. Pleas se note this product must only be installed as detailed d in the Bostik Climatherm Contractor’s Handbook and Installation Guide by an approved Bostik B Climatherm installer.

Bostik Ltd., Common Road, Stafford, ST16 3EH, U.K. Tel: +44 (0) 1785 5 272625 k-climatherm.c Bostik Industries Ltd., Newt w own, Swords, Co. Dublin, Ireland Te el: +353 3 1 8624900 ENQUIRY-Card 562

Sprayed & Injected Insulation MPI are specialist approved applicators of sprayed & injected urethane foam systems, with over 20 years of experience. With their unique properties :• low k factor • closed cell • high strength • excellent adhesion • a system for virtually every application From cavity wall, under-roof, over-roof, to side walls, floors & soffits.

MPI can offer U value calculations to BS5750 & help in designing a tailor made specification. Class 1 & Class O fire rated systems are available together with a range of protective coatings, including vapour barriers, breather membranes, weathercoatings & chemically resistant PolyUrea high performance coatings.

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with Reflectashield TF 0.81 site visits for this project to give the client advice when required.

Reflectashield TF 0.81 has been supplied by the A. Proctor Group for affordable housing at Ilex Close, Colchester. The high performance breather membrane is specifically designed to enhance the thermal performance of timber and steel frame structures. Reflectashield TF 0.81 is a nonwoven polypropylene film laminate, providing excellent emissivity and breathability, as well as secondary protection to the building during construction. The product is installed on the external face of the timber frame, foil side face out, similar to that of a traditional breather membrane but with added thermal benefits. Profloor Dynamic Battens were also supplied for this project. Profloor Dynamic Batten are RDcompliant FFT1, FFT3 & FFT80

(Scotland) and provide excellent levels of impact and airborne sound insulation. The unique dual foam not only provides high performance characteristics, but also enables minor irregularities in the surface of the sub-floor to be addressed.

For further information related to the A. Proctor Group’s Reflectashield TF 0.81, Profloor range or any of their other product ranges, please visit

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POLYURETHANE SPRAYED FOAM INSULATION for Domestic, Industrial, Commercial, Agricultural & Marine purposes. Solves most roof problems Suitable for new build & older constructions including renovations and barn conversions, hard to treat buildings & cavities and agricultural change of use e.g workshops. Bonds to most surfaces. Exceptional alternative to dry lining non-cavity walls. Creates a continuous membrane throughout.

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

ENERGY SAVING FIRE RATED TO ISO 13501 (CLASS E) ACOUSTIC RATED AIR TIGHT Everbuild Building Products Ltd. Site 41, Knowsthorpe Way, Cross Green Industrial Estate, Leeds LS9 0SW Telephone: 0113 240 3456 Fax: 0113 240 0024 e-mail: website: ENQUIRY-Card 568

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Yeoman Rainguard’s XL Aluminium rainwater systems The owners of the home, David Dunnett & Geoff Wainwright, originally saw Yeoman Rainguard rainwater systems at a London building exhibition. “We were impressed by what we saw on the Rainguard exhibition stand and we were certainly attracted to the XL Aluminium range because of its traditional appearance which was ideal for the style of house we were building.” Explained Mr Dunnett. XL Aluminium 75mm diameter downpipes along with 125 x

100mm MOG gutters, finished in a Black textured polyester powder coating, were installed on the property. The powder coating finish ensures that the pipes and guttering will offer years of maintenance free service and will not be susceptible to colour bleaching. Style was not the only criteria on the shopping list. An easy to install rainwater system was also a consideration on this new build project. The XL Aluminium gutters with the push fix joint technology, requiring no mechanical fixing,

are easy to fit helping to speed up the installation time. Choosing the XL Aluminium range will also get the thumbs up when considering the environment. 95% of the materials used to manufacture the gutters and downpipes are recyclable making it an ecologically sound choice for any building scheme. Yeoman Rainguard can offer free services to their customers such as samples, site surveys and take offs from architect drawings, helping clients to make an informed choice when

it comes to purchasing the right rainwater system for their particular needs. “We found the customer service offered by Yeoman Rainguard faultless and have been so pleased with the products and services that we are going to use them again on our next building project Broomhill Cottage.” Concluded Mr Dunnett. For more information on the whole range of Yeoman Rainguard’s rainwater systems and accessories go to or

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

NEWCARO PEDESTAL All the benefits of the Caro Support plus Supports Decking and Paving from 3cm to 100cm Patented and Novel method of securing Decking Joists Full and infinite adjustment of supporting height 215mm base diameter to spread loading Ability to easily compensate for drainage falls (slopes) Shims and Levellers are available for base and head Available since 1978

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Lanes cross connection search solves pollution problem in hidden river Lanes Group drainage engineers have helped solve a pollution problem in one of the UK's most famous rivers where it was hidden from view under a shopping centre. They were called in to search for the source of raw sewage coming from a surface water drain after it was spotted by construction workers. The sewage was seen flowing from an outfall into the River Mersey, at the point that the river runs under the centre of Stockport, Greater Manchester, in a giant culvert. The pollution problem was only found because the construction workers were erecting scaffolding ready to carry out inspections and repairs on the culvert roof. Simon Roberts, area development manager for Lanes Group in Manchester, said: "The Mersey is hidden from view, you really wouldn't know that it is flowing beneath your feet as you stand in the centre of Stockport. ENQUIRY-Card 149

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ADP Surface Solutions delighted to Polypipe, the UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading manufacturer of above and below ground drainage, have commenced the supply of Adpave plastic plumbing and underfloor heating cellular porous grids to the RHS Harlow systems, has seen its Elegance rainwater system selected for use in a highly Car Park in Harrogate. sought after residential project in the Supplied via HACS Construction, they heart of Dartmoor National Park. Working closely with developer Selleck are providing 6500m2 of the Adpave Nicholls Homes, Polypipe supplied the Grids to provide a fully SUDS compliant Elegance system as part of a scheme to develop seven new homes at the car parking area for the very busy visitor picturesque Stoneycliffe Place in attraction. Princetown, Devon. Situated within The roadways around the site are to be Dartmoor National Park, special consideration was required to ensure the gravel infill, whilst the parking bays will exterior of the buildings and products be filled with ADP Latymer 60/40 selected, were aesthetically sensitive to the local area â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which contains growing medium and seeded for a grass properties dating back to the early 19th finish. The project is due for completion Century. With the look of a traditional cast iron system and all of the product in Spring 2015. and installation benefits of PVC-U. ENQUIRY-Card 150 ENQUIRY-Card 151

Alutec re-launches roof outlet range UK leader in innovative aluminium rainwater solutions, Alutec has relaunched its increasingly popular roof outlet range. The range, which offers market leading flow rate performance, covers all applications from standard roof outlets to balcony, car park and parapet systems with the same robust quality and endurance specifiers have grown to love. All of Alutecâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roof outlets are made from marine grade cast aluminium, producing a life expectancy of 50 years or more, offering complete peace of mind. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more, this extended lifespan is virtually maintenance free thanks to the integral grates, which prevent debris from entering the outlet. In addition, all of Alutecâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roof outlets can benefit from its patented anti-vortex system, which further increases flow rate of the product. ENQUIRY-Card 152

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Altro wall cladding used in groundbreaking clinical design Altro Whiterock ChameleonTM has been used along with Altro UnityTM 25 safety flooring to create a groundbreaking solution within the new Endoscopy Unit at Mount Vernon Hospital, in Northwood, Middlesex, where infection control and patient wellbeing are paramount considerations. The new £800,000 Endoscopy Unit has been created to offer the very latest technology within an attractive, relaxing environment. Importantly, the fourbedded ward has been designed to ensure a streamlined journey for patients from admission on to the unit, through to the procedure itself and discharge home. In the existing facility, patients were required to retire to a separate sitting room before being discharged.

Remmers Floormix DQ – The Ideal Solution The main production area of the Express Contract Drying factory in South Wales required refurbishment. The existing slabs created significant substrate challenges due to the mixture of old finishes and bare concrete. TPS360, the contractor for the project, was instructed to produce a new floor finish that needed to be slip resistant with good chemical resistance whilst providing an attractive and highly durable finish. Remmers Floormix DQ flooring system was chosen for its special blend of decorative colour quartz aggregate and extreme durability which was ideally suited for this application. Due to time constraints on the program, fast curing resin screeds were installed, to falls, to an exacting standard to avoid ponding. ENQUIRY-Card 153 ENQUIRY-Card 154



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Profloor system used New Ultra Tile products are high in fibre in hospital refurb The A. Proctor Group have supplied Profloor Dynamic Deck 26 system to a former hospital site in St John’s, Chelmsford. Profloor Dynamic Deck 26 system provides a high degree of isolation resulting in significant improvements in impact sound insulation and is robust detail compliant FFT5.b Profloor Systems are designed to meet the requirements of the Building Regulations and Robust Details for impact sound. Solutions are available for timber and concrete floors on both new build and refurbishment projects. For further information on our Profloor Dynamic Deck 26 System or any of the other product ranges, please visit Should you wish to publish this article, please contact us for high resolution images.

Ultra Tile, British adhesive and grout brand from the Instarmac Group, is delighted to announce the launch of a new fibre enhanced S2 adhesive, and floor leveller. Following nationwide success of FibreGrip FX (launched earlier this year), ProFlex S2 and Level IT FX are being introduced this month, creating a unique range of fibre reinforced products. ProFlex S2 is a single part, flexible, fibre reinforced adhesive for wall and floor tiles. Classified as an S2 the product boasts the ultimate in flexibility making it suitable for areas where slight movement or vibration can occur, including timber floors and floors with underfloor heating. Rest assured that using this product will provide you with ultimate confidence when working with problematic tiling materials. ENQUIRY-Card 155 ENQUIRY-Card 156

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Resilient Winter Weather protection form Arco

Makita bring even higher spec with good vibrations for new 12kg avt hammer

Get To Grips With Hultafors’ Tools!

As winter approaches, outdoor workers are exposed to freezing temperatures, heavy rain and strong winds, bearing the brunt of the extreme changes in weather conditions while most people take shelter indoors. It is essential that these workers remain protected from the hazards of working outdoors when temperatures drop and wind speed increases to prevent cold stress. This is a significant risk factor if heat is allowed to leave the body quicker than it can be produced and can lead to serious health problems. Committed to keeping people safe and well this winter, Arco, the UK’s leading safety supplier, has further developed their winter weatherwear layering system, designed to keep workers warm, dry and comfortable in extreme weather conditions. In addition to last year’s successful launch of the Trojan® Base Layers, Arco has now developed interactive garments which allow an insulating ‘mid’ layer to be directly zipped into an outer layer.

• More joules, more impacts per minute, more rpm, more watts • Less weight and substantially lower vibrations • Dual hammer control system Makita, Britain’s number 1 professional power tool manufacturer, has introduced the latest version of the very popular 12kg rotary hammer drill that offers a host of benefits including more impact power and even lower vibration than the previous model which has set the benchmark for rental and operator success. The new Makita HR5212C AVT rotary demolition hammer weighs in at just 11.9kg and features the proven and patented Makita Anti Vibration Technology of dynamic vibration absorber. This uses the pneumatic air pressure of the impact piston to move a counterweight in the body of the machine to dampen out the vibrations.

Real craftsmanship has its roots in history and tradition.... So, with nearly 300 years of design and manufacturing behind the brand, it's fair to say that Hultafors Tools are probably the world’s leading handtools for ergonomics, precision quality, power and durability. Hultafors' can provide you with just about anything you need for measuring, leveling and marking; striking, cutting and chopping; even prying and wrecking. So these really are  Tools that can handle tough applications, last for ages and feel right when you're working on site.   There's Fisco Tape Measures, with advanced precision technology that guarantees the highest standards of measuring accuracy. The unique range of Craftsman's Knives and Chisels are designed to combine maximum sharpness with hard-wearing durability. ENQUIRY-Card 157 ENQUIRY-Card 158 ENQUIRY-Card 159

Trend has launched a new product: ‘The Kitchen Fitters Three Piece Router Cutter Pack’ is an essential pack for any kitchen fitter. The pack comes as a threepiece set of Tungsten Carbide Tipped (TCT) two fluted straight cutters for worktop cutting. Two are fluted for a clean finish. For peace of mind this three-piece set comes housed in a heavy-duty plastic storage case with a sliding catch. The tungsten carbide tips are designed for abrasive materials so are ideal for use on chipboard timber and other manmade boards. Dimensions: 12.7mm diameter x 50mm cut length x ½ inch shank. ‘The Kitchen Fitters Three Piece Router Cutter Pack ‘ is now available from all Trend routing centres and selected stockists. (Product Ref KFP/1) £55.00 + VAT For more information please visit ENQUIRY-Card 160

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Defibrillators for hire - supply UK & Cardiac Science in new partnership Full protection against sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) for people working in permanent or temporary locations is now a reality after a ground-breaking deal between a leading defibrillator manufacturer and specialist supply organisation. Companies in the construction, infrastructure and industrial sector can now hire Cardiac Science’s Powerheart® G5 Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) as part of an extensive range of health and safety equipment from Supply UK. The Powerheart® G5 AED is the first AED to combine real-time cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidance, customised patient therapy and fast shock times. It is designed to enable both professional rescuers and first-time users to provide swift and effective life-saving therapy to someone who has suffered a SCA. ENQUIRY-Card 161

The only waterproof, windproof, breathable jacket you’ll need all winter Although this year’s Halloween was the warmest since records began, winter is on its way and thoughts are turning to winter workwear. U-Power’s goodlooking, Italian-designed Impact WRC waterproof jacket takes care of every eventuality, not only at work but at leisure too. Carefully constructed with UPower’s innovative Storm Shell technology, the stylish WRC will always keep you dry, safe, protected and extremely comfortable whatever the environment. The versatile and hardwearing WRC jacket consists of an outer waterproof, nylon PUcoated, breath-able shell with thermo taping and mesh inner, and a warm fleece attachable inner jacket with a central zip. The WRC also features: Two large waterproof front pockets with flap and press stud fastening. Two zipped waterproof multifunctional chest pockets with detachable badge holder ENQUIRY-Card 162

Dickies workwear kit Dickies, the internationally renowned workwear brand, has over ninety years of integrity and excellence, making them the trusted global leader in full service workwear solutions. For everyday industrial use and ideal for uniforms is the Dickies range of Redhawk Superwork and action trousers. They are extremely smart and hardwearing, helping the work force to stand out from the crowd. They offer multipockets including a top pocket on the flap, kneepad bottom loading velcro fastening, a rule pocket on the front, back patch pockets, stud fastening on left side, hammer loop and reinforced back pockets. New to the Redhawk range for 2014 Dickies introduced a new chino trouser in the popular Redhawk 260gsm poly/cotton fabric: with no exposed metal it is suitable for the automotive industry (scratching cars is a hazard). ENQUIRY-Card 163

Hitachi Power Tools covers all angles with new 18V drill Designed to perform powerfully in those really hard to reach areas, leading power tool manufacturer Hitachi Power Tools has launched its new DN18DSL/L4 angle drill. With a lightweight and compact design, the DN18DSL/L4 angle drill weighs in at just 1.7kg and has a class-leading low centre height of 23mm for easier working in confined spaces. The drill has an impressive torque of 12Nm, controlled by a variable speed paddle switch. Knowing that users could be in cramped, dark conditions when using this tool, Hitachi has also included a white LED work light to help users see the task at hand and a battery life indicator so they aren’t caught out with an uncharged battery. User comfort is also increased by a soft grip body, and a detachable side handle gives extra control. ENQUIRY-Card 164

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MUV electric wheelbarrow wheels away inefficiency The new MUV Electric Wheelbarrow, or minidumper, from Nu-Star Material Handling not only allows operators to transport heavy loads with ease, it eliminates the unnecessary ergonomic challenges and production halts associated with traditional wheelbarrow solutions.

Furthermore, the savings made in reduced labour and enhanced efficiency ensure rapid return on investment in sectors that include construction and landscaping. Demanding industries such as construction call for increased profitability and efficiency, while at the same time protecting workers from over-

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wheelbarrow. With a choice of either 800W or 1,200W DC electric drive motors, the MUV Electric Wheelbarrow is virtually noise free in its operation, making it ideal for internal use and in areas where noise-pollution is a concern for local residents. Since there are no handle-bar vibrations to cause Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) or ‘dead finger’ the Electric Wheelbarrow may be used without having to assess this potential risk to the operator The MUV Electric Wheelbarrow is available with both moulded industrial plastic and galvanized steel tubs, which may be interchanged by removing locking detent pins on the subframe. Other attachments, such as a flat-bed for transporting bricks, tiles and blocks are also available. Power comes from two 12V, 90AHr batteries, each is sealedfor-life and maintenance free. The waterproof battery charger is fitted on-board and may be connected to either a 220V or 110V power supply. The batteries and battery charger are matched to enable opportunity charging, at any point in the charging cycle, thereby considerably extending run-time. A coloured, LED

battery-charge indicator gauge on the control panel clearly shows the battery state. Featuring a highly manoeuvrable design, the MUV Electric Wheelbarrow is operated using an infinitely variable, twist-grip throttle on the right handle in conjunction with a forwards/backwards direction switch on the control panel. Maximum speed is up to 4.6km/h for the 800W version and up to 6km/h for 1,200W version. An additional ‘tortoise’ mode switch on the control panel reduces maximum speed by 50% to enable inch-perfect positioning when activating the electric-tip and to help achieve a graduated release of the wheelbarrow contents. ENQUIRY-Card 581 ENQUIRY-Card 583

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Snickers Juniors – The NEW Kids- Trend has launched a new product: Only Workwear Collection ‘The Door and Board Lifter’ Snickers innovation at its best - a range of Workwear so that kids can emulate their Mums and Dads! The Snickers KidsOnly collection of working clothes is a selection of top quality garments that delivers exceptional protection and comfort for the most demanding of users. They’re clothes that mirror Snickers’ working clothes for professional tradesmen and women, allowing their kids to look just as rugged as their parents. These garments aren’t just a great idea, they’ve been designed and manufactured in response to increasing demand around Europe, allowing the next generation of Snickers users to experience great gear as they grow up. Made of high-quality fabrics and featuring a genuine workwear look, these kids-specific clothes are not only a great fit and are fully functional garments for work and play.

‘The Door and Board Lifter’, from Trend, allows up, down and side to side movement for the easy positioning and fixing of doors, panels and plasterboard. ‘The Door and Board Lifter’ was designed with the Tradesman in mind and is ideal for Carpenters, Plasterers, Dry wall fixers and Locksmiths. Some of the exciting features of the door and board lifter are that it works with a very easy foot operation to function, raises up to 60mm (2-3/8”) and can handle up to a maximum weight of 75kg. If you are looking to save time and make it easier to position and fix doors, panels and plasterboard then this is the product for you. ‘The Door and Board Lifter’ is available now from all Trend routing centres and selected stockists. For more information please visit (Product Reference D/LIFT/B) £17.00 +VAT ENQUIRY-Card 165 ENQUIRY-Card 166

Get your food, drink and materials in one place - thanks to Big Phil, from Birchwood Products. Developed in conjunction with tradesmen Big Phil is a fantastic new brand that delivers man-sized ‘made-fortrade’ snacks and energy-boosting drinks to keep you fuelled up during the busy working day. Big Phil products are supplied in trade-sized packs for a satisfying ‘big fill’. The range consists of: • Crisp ‘Bulk Bags’ in 4 flavours: ready salted, cheese & onion, salt & vinegar, chargrilled steak • Chocolate ‘Breeze Blocks’ in 3 flavours: milk chocolate, milk chocolate with caramel, milk chocolate with hazelnut • Carbonated ‘Energy Cell’ drink in 1 mixed fruit flavour

Available exclusively through trade outlets nationwide you can fuel up as you collect your materials for the day’s job. Look out for the striking Big Phil vending solutions in your local branch. To keep things simple everything in the range is just £1. And you can ‘try before you buy’ with the FREE Big Phil sample bag that’s available from trade-related shows such as Toolfair throughout 2014. Keen to support good causes, Big Phil has joined forces with Help for Heroes* to raise money for injured servicemen & women, donating a minimum of 1p from the sale price of each Big Phil product to the charity. Big Phil is definitely the big solution for big satisfaction. Try it, buy it! For more information, visit or email

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With winter fast approaching Metabo will launch their latest addition to their 14.4 V-18 V Pick+Mix programme, the HJA 14.4-18 Cordless Heated Jacket with PA 14.4-18 LED-USB Power Adapter. The Metabo HJA 14.4-18 heated jacket runs off any Metabo 14.418 V “slide on” style battery pack in conjunction with the new PA 14.4-18 LED-USB. The jacket features 5 heat zones, 2 front, 3 back which can be controlled independently with 3 heat levels, low, medium and high to ensure maximum user comfort in cold weather conditions. The outer layer is made from 100% cotton with a soft natural ENQUIRY-Card 167

feel providing strength and durability with a water repellent outer finish & inner membrane. The middle layer acts as a the thermal insulation for warmth while the inner body, collar, cuffs and pockets are all lined with a soft polar fleece for comfort. The HJA 14.4-18 is powered by the new PA 14.4-18 LED-USB which slides onto any Metabo 14.4 V-18 V “Slide on” style battery packs, unlike other adaptors the Metabo Power Adaptor is a multipurpose devise with 3 functions; 12 V port, 2 x USB ports and a bright LED light. Thanks to a clever PCB design high output currents are available (2 amps) to power & charge an array of USB connectable devices, such as: smart phones, tablets, mp3 player’s cameras etc ENQUIRY-Card 584





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• 500W • Adjustable tripod legs • 3 piece telescopic pole, adjustable to 2m in height MODEL VOLTS/WATTS TYPE EX VAT CHL110 110/500 Single £22.99 CHL120 110/500x2 Double £29.98 CHL500TD 230/500 Single £22.99 CHL1000TD 230/500 Double £29.98

• Low cost heating for the garage, workshop etc. ONLY £ 109EX.VAT • A powerful, •gasPropane NEW CC014 fired EX.VAT 119.98 easy to use machine for bending • Fast accurate cutting all manner of steel pipe and LITTLE of ferrous metals, brick, INCLUDES tubing up to 180°. Heavy DEVIL 2 stone etc • Cuts material CHV12 METAL duty steel frame • Includes six up to 115mm thick CUTTING interchangeable pipe-work formers from ½" up to 2" • Adjusts 0-45º for angled cutting DISC BSP • Operates in both horizontal & vertical positions *Stainless Steel POWER 110v/230v PORTABLE PETROL #Variable output MIXERS ‡Dual Volt 110/230 DRIVEN AIR • Mix plaster, paint, mortar, artex, COMPRESSOR MODEL MAX. BTU cement etc. • Variable speed control 35,000 • Ideal for use away from Little Devil II • 1100w motor Massive torque Little Devil SS II* 35,000 mains power• 6.5HP ONLY 31.5Nm 52,000 .98 Honda engine • 15cfm air Devil 650 £ 89EX.VAT Devil 660 SS * 52,000 displacement 107,000 • 50 litre air receiver Devil 850#‡ LEG STANDS AVAILABLE Devil 860 SS *#‡ 107,000 ELECTRIC DRIVEN FOR CTS11 & CTS10D Devil 1850#‡ 200,000 AIR COMPRESSORS £22.99 EX VAT Devil 3000#‡ 281,000 ALSO IN STOCK ONLY TABLE Devil 4000# 400,000 .00 £ SAWS 699EX.VAT PP15ND CTS10D Devil 3150#‡ 344,000

349EXC.VAT .00

BLADE 200mm 254mm 254mm




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EX.VAT 109.98

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One engine powers three separate outputs, a generator, pressure washer and a water pump. • 6.5HP, 4 stroke engine unit • 175 bar (2500psi) pressure washer output • 2.4kW generator output • 3" dirty water pump output








Swage fitting makes erecting and dismantling EX.VAT 189.00 quicker Maximum corrosion resistance MODEL WAS EX VAT NOW EX VAT 3'11" x 3'11" Steel Work tower £189.00 4 adjustable legs £52.99 £49.98 4 Castor Wheels £57.99 £54.99 £


• Quality Range of Mitre saws and blades available BLADE DIA MAX CUT EX. MODEL BORE (mm) DEPTH/CROSS VAT TH-MS 2112 210/30 55/120mm £54.99 Fury 3 210/25.4 60/200mm £119.98 Evolution Rage 3 255/25.4 75/300mm £169.98 Makita LS1040 260/30 95/130mm £199.98

A range of compact, high performance wet & dry vacuum cleaners for use around the home, workshop, garage etc. MODEL MOTOR CAPACITY WET/DRY CVAC20P 1250W 16/12ltr CVAC20SS* 1400W 16/12ltr CVAC25SS* 1400W 19/17ltr CVAC30SSR* 1400W 24/21ltr




24V CORDLESS COMBI HAMMER DRILL • Variable speed control • No-load speed 1400rpm CON24 • Max drilling PRICE CUT £ capacity 32mm 69.98 EX.VAT WAS £74.99 ex.VAT


ROUTER & KIT • Plunge depth up to 60mm • Variable speed • Inc. 15pc ONLY .98 bit set


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Honda & Diesel engine models PLS190N available MODEL MAX PRESSURE ENGINE HP EX VAT Tiger 1700 1595psi 2.6 £179.98 Tiger 2500 2465psi 4 £249.98 Tiger 2900 2900psi 6.5 £299.98 PLS190N 2697psi 6.5 £379.98 PLS260N 3625psi 13 £569.00


EX VAT £159.98 £179.98 £249.98 £299.98 £319.00 £569.00

ADJUSTABLE STEEL PROPS • Designed for vertical or raking support applications

* SS = Stainless Steel


EXC. VAT £47.99 £59.98 £64.99 £86.99

PROP LENGTH 25mm CONCENTRIC EX SIZE (M) ECCENTRIC LOAD LOAD VAT 1°-30° 1°-30° OUT OF PLUMB OUT OF PLUMB 0 closed 1.041 1.73 tonnes SWL 3.57tonnes SWL £24.99 0 open 1.829 1.73 tonnes SWL 3.57tonnes SWL 1 closed 1.753 1.73 tonnes SWL 3.57 tonnes SWL £31.99 1 open 3.124 1.42 tonnes SWL 1.73 tonnes SWL 2 closed 1.981 1.73 tonnes SWL 3.57 tonnes SWL £36.99 2 open 3.352 1.22 tonnes SWL 1.53 tonnes SWL


CSB100 DIMS (LxWxH) 810x485x360mm 1067x508x595mm 1220x615x682mm

NOW EX VAT £99.00 £189.00 £229.00 FROM ONLY .98 £




POWER SOCKETS WEIGHT EX RATING OUTLETS (KG) VAT GENERAL DUTY CTR750/1 750VA 1 9 £49.98 CTR1500/2 1500VA 2 12 £64.99 CTR2250/2 2250VA 2 17 £66.99 CTR3300/2 3300VA 2 19 £64.99 HEAVY DUTY CTR3000 3300VA 2 17 £59.98 CTR4000/2 4000VA 2 20 £119.98 CTR6300/3 6300VA 2/1 40 £219.98

ELECTRIC 305mm DISC CUTTER • For cutting applications such as stone, concrete & paving stones •100mm maximum cutting depth • Includes Diamond Blade .98



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EX.VAT WAS £79.98 ex.VAT





EX.VAT WAS £54.99 ex.VAT

• 850W motor • 24mm stroke length • Includes 3 wood & 3 metal blades

• 10mm chuck size PRICE CUT • 2 Speed NOW FROM • 2 Lithium-Ion £ 64.99 EX.VAT batteries MODEL BATTERYS WAS EX VAT NOW EX VAT CON18Ni 2 Ni-Cd £69.98 £64.99 £89.98 £84.99 CON18Li 2 Li-Ion


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CON1500RHD MODEL MAX CAP CONCRETE Clarke CON400RHD 10mm Clarke CRD620 26mm Clarke CRD1250 32mm Clarke CON720RHD 26mm Clarke CON1500RHD 32mm

EX VAT £39.98 £49.98 £66.99 £74.99 £79.98


EX.VAT 69.98









OPEN MON-FRI 8.30-6.00, SAT 8.30-5.30, SUN 10.00-4.00

EXETER 16 Trusham Rd. EX2 8QG 01392 256 744 GATESHEAD 50 Lobley Hill Rd. NE8 4YJ 0191 493 2520 GLASGOW 280 Gt Western Rd. G4 9EJ 0141 332 9231 GLOUCESTER 221A Barton St. GL1 4HY 01452 417 948 GRIMSBY ELLIS WAY, DN32 9BD 01472 354435 HULL 8-10 Holderness Rd. HU9 1EG 01482 223161 ILFORD 746-748 Eastern Ave. IG2 7HU 0208 518 4286 IPSWICH Unit 1 Ipswich Trade Centre, Commercial Road 01473 221253 LEEDS 227-229 Kirkstall Rd. LS4 2AS 0113 231 0400 LEICESTER 69 Melton Rd. LE4 6PN 0116 261 0688 LINCOLN Unit 5. The Pelham Centre. LN5 8HG 01522 543 036 LIVERPOOL 80-88 London Rd. L3 5NF 0151 709 4484 LONDON CATFORD 289/291 Southend Lane SE6 3RS 0208 695 5684 LONDON 6 Kendal Parade, Edmonton N18 020 8803 0861 LONDON 503-507 Lea Bridge Rd. Leyton, E10 020 8558 8284 LONDON 100 The Highway, Docklands 020 7488 2129 LUTON Unit 1, 326 Dunstable Rd, Luton LU4 8JS 01582 728 063 MAIDSTONE 57 Upper Stone St. ME15 6HE 01622 769 572 MANCHESTER ALTRINCHAM 71 Manchester Rd. Altrincham 0161 9412 666 MANCHESTER OPENSHAW Unit 5, Tower Mill, Ashton Old Rd 0161 223 8376 MANCHESTER SALFORD* 209 Bury New Road M8 8DU 0161 241 1851 MANSFIELD 169 Chesterfield Rd. South 01623 622160


• Heavy duty for tough pro use • Nail length 50-90mm • 80 magazine capacity




EX.VAT 159.98




EX.VAT 179.98


# 110V available MODEL ENGINE/MOTOR Clarke CCM50 1/6HP, 230V Clarke CCM125C 1/3HP, 230V Clarke CCM134L 1/2HP, 230V Belle Mini mix 140 230V Belle Mini 150# 1/2HP, 230V Belle Mini 150 2.5HP Honda


BARNSLEY Pontefract Rd, Barnsley, S71 1EZ B’HAM GREAT BARR 4 Birmingham Rd. B’HAM HAY MILLS 1152 Coventry Rd, Hay Mills BOLTON 1 Thynne St. BL3 6BD BRADFORD 105-107 Manningham Lane. BD1 3BN BRIGHTON 123 Lewes Rd, BN2 3QB BRISTOL 1-3 Church Rd, Lawrence Hill. BS5 9JJ BURTON UPON TRENT 12a Lichfield St. DE14 3QZ CAMBRIDGE 181-183 Histon Road, Cambridge. CB4 3HL CARDIFF 44-46 City Rd. CF24 3DN CARLISLE 85 London Rd. CA1 2LG CHELTENHAM 84 Fairview Road. GL52 2EH CHESTER 43-45 St. James Street. CH1 3EY COLCHESTER 4 North Station Rd. CO1 1RE COVENTRY Bishop St. CV1 1HT CROYDON 423-427 Brighton Rd, Sth Croydon DARLINGTON 214 Northgate. DL1 1RB DEAL (KENT) 182-186 High St. CT14 6BQ DERBY Derwent St. DE1 2ED DONCASTER Wheatley Hall Road DUNDEE 24-26 Trades Lane. DD1 3ET EDINBURGH 163-171 Piersfield Terrace






EXC.VAT £69.98 £79.98 £89.98 £109.98 £139.98 £149.98 £299.98 £339.98 £399.98 £469.98





EX.VAT WAS £89.98 ex.VAT

• Tough Steel Construction • Fully Lockable

6kW £



• Heavy Duty compactor plates, ideal for construction work PLATE DIMS MODEL WxLmm MOTOR EX VAT Evolution Hulk 320x400 2.4HP £259.98 BELLE MINIPAC 300 300x470 2.5HP £479.00





EX VAT £69.98 £139.98 £149.98




• 8-30mm cutting width • 8-40mm cutting depth • 1450W input power








ONLY EX.VAT 109.98







*Moulded base MODEL MOTOR CTS800B 600W CTS11* 1500W CTS10D 1500W











• Powerful 2600W, 230V motor • Spindle lock facility • Handle rotates 90º left / right • Supplied with grinding disc


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