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IDSystems sponsors Martin Donnelly & his son in the Lotus Cup racing series

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IDSystems, glass innovations, are proud to be sponsoring Martin Donnelly and his son Stefan in their bid to take on the Lotus Cup racing series this year.

Company News Ultracrete, part of the Instarmac Group, will be showcasing its range of HAPAS approved Highways Maintenance solutions at Surveyor’s annual Highway Maintenance conference

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Martin Donnelly is a much loved character in the world of racing – having entered the world of F1 as a racing driver in 1989 for Lotus and suffering a serious accident that cut short his promising racing career, Martin has remained in the world of racing, working closely with Lotus and their racing clubs.  His passion for the Lotus Elise and its racing abilities is unparalleled and his knowledge and experience is widely sought after from everyone connected with the cars and this year he is passing his knowledge onto his son Stefan by racing alongside him. “Martin and Johnny Herbert are great guys with a strong friendship that dates back to both their racing days.  With Martin firmly entrenched in the Lotus Racing and Johnny Herbert now commentating for Sky coverage of the F1 racing, it was an absolute joy to spend a day in their company at Brands Hatch recently, hearing stories of old and new and bearing witness to the fans

taking the opportunity to get their autographs.  They also demonstrated their undying passion and skills as racing drivers when they took to the track to ‘see what the car could do’.  We were then thrilled to be part of the Awards for the winners in the Lotus racing circuit from 2013 where the love for these guys was evident from everyone involved on the night.” Elaine Hunter, Director of IDSystems  Based in Norfolk, Lotus has incredibly strong foundations and their attention to performance and engineering is outstanding.  Walking around their factory in Hethel – just outside of Norwich, it is clear to see the precision manufacturing is beautifully combined with innovative engineering.  By taking the Lotus tour, you can also discover the history and heritage of Lotus as you follow each step in the creation of their magnificent machines, and take a walk through the years that saw the company develop from a shed-based one-man operation into the automotive

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thoroughbred it is today, and the exciting prospects that lay ahead.  It is here that we see the parallels formed and reasons behind IDSystems decision to sponsor a Lotus racing team.  The story of starting from nothing to running a successful well oiled machine of a business today is true of both companies, and the attention to detail is perfectly reflected.  IDSystems constantly strive to stay ahead of the competition, taking on the ever tightening building regulations and innovating systems that not only meet regulations, but surpass them; compiling a range of glass solutions for every aspect from frameless internal glazed partitions to folding and sliding doors that are as strong and durable as they are flexible and easy to use.  With a comprehensive range of systems that build up to the highly engineered and skilfully manufactured SF75 with its unique multi-chambered thermal break that systematically breaks down the cold transfer from outside to inside to practically zero!  Yet still offers flexible combinations opening both inward or outwardly with doors in any direction desired, and easily housing a high specification triple glazed unit – it achieves the enviable u-Values of less than 1.0 W/m2. Visit our website at www.idsystems.co.uk for full information on all our systems and for news on Team IDSystems, Martin, Stefan and Lotus story so far. www.mclink.co.uk/782-800 ENQUIRY-Card 800

IronmongeryDirect supports tradesmen by extending contact centre opening hours IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s biggest online and mail order supplier of ironmongery products to the trade, has made ordering the latest products from its range even easier by extending its customer call centre opening hours. The customer contact centre will now be open from 7am until 8pm, seven days a week, so tradesmen can place orders even earlier for next working day delivery. The IronmongeryDirect team will also be available to support customers with any enquiries they may have. IronmongeryDirect supplies over 14,500 top quality products, ranging from door furniture and accessories, locks, latches and security to sealants and screws, and includes trusted brands

such as Briton, Yale and Union. Customers can order up to 8pm for fast next working day delivery and even up to 3pm on Sunday for Monday delivery, which is free for all orders over £45. Orders can be placed quickly and easily via the website or by calling the customer contact centre on freephone 0808 168 28 28. The entire range is covered by a free returns policy meaning any unsuitable items can be returned and refunded hassle-free. Wayne Lysaght-Mason, managing director at IronmongeryDirect, said: “We know tradesman can be early risers when working on jobs, so the new opening times will enable our customers to order products or access support from our expert team even earlier.”

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FLOORMATE 300-A insulation New civils catalogue for 2014 New brochure released for weather Jewson has launched a new civils insulated panel awarded BBA accreditation catalogue following its significant resistant Panel Systems has released a new FLOORMATE 300-A extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation from Dow Building Solutions has been awarded a BBA certificate, offering specifiers valuable third party endorsement for the product’s performance. FLOORMATE 300-A - which is a STYROFOAM-A grade manufactured in the UK - is durable enough to be laid beneath concrete floor slabs, and can help to prevent thermal bridges at floor and wall junctions.  Thermal conductivity is 0.034W/mK in a 100mm thickness; the product also offers good compressive strength of 300kPa and a high design load of 130kPa. In addition, FLOORMATE 300-A has excellent moisture resistance thanks to its closed cell structure, making it suitable for a range of external insulation applications.

investment into a national network of 43 enhanced civils branches. The catalogue offers a comprehensive overview of products and materials available as well as full details of the merchant’s Tool Hire service. Products featured in Jewson’s 2014 civils catalogue include; geosynthetics; concrete, clay, plastic and linear drainage; flexible couplings; ductile and steel covers; flags, kerbs and edgings; ducting and access boxes; reinforcement; water management; waste water solutions as well as damp proofing and barrier membranes. Jewson’s civils service spans the housing, commercial and industrial sectors as well as rail and infrastructure. The merchant’s specialist civils branches are also supported by a network of experienced and knowledgeable Civils Development Managers.

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brochure for its Styroclad eco range. Styroclad eco is an environmentallyfriendly, weather resistant panel that is designed to insulate an upstand or parapet in roofing applications, helping to reduce cold bridging. As a factory bonded composite panel, Styroclad eco is made up of 6mm autoclaved fibrecement board combined with high performance Styrofoam insulation. The panel offers excellent impact resistance and is designed to withstand extreme climatic conditions. Ideal for projects where sustainability is important, Styroclad eco is produced from the technically advanced Styrofoam LBA that uses recycled carbon dioxide as the blowing agent, making it is suitable for applications requiring an enhanced BREEAM rating.

Denso void filler solves corrosion traps Scottish and Southern Energy were concerned that a build-up of moisture in small, difficult to access gaps at Sloy Power Station could lead to corrosion. The problem areas were the narrow gaps between the main water supply pipes and their concrete supports. Following recommendations from anticorrosion specialists Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd they chose to use Denso Void Filler to fill these confined areas and therefore prevent the risk of corrosion. Winn & Coales Denso Void Filler is based on a microcrystalline petrolatum containing corrosion inhibitors and moisture repellents. It forms a permanently flexible medium for the encapsulation and protection of bearings, tendons, stay cables, among many other applications.

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The recent downpours & subsequent floods have left vast areas of the country in a sodden mess and the clean-up looks set to last a while… For many, the effects of flooding have been devastating; homes have been wrecked and lives have been turned upside down but, on a more positive note, insurance companies are appearing more willing and able than they were during the floods of 2007. After a summit, in response to the Prime Minister urging insurance companies to deal with flood claims quickly, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) reported that there are 2,000 loss adjusters to assess the damage caused by flood waters and 1,800 staff reassigned to deal with customer queries. With everyone who has been affected by flooding wanting to get back to normal as quickly as

possible, the demand for post-flood remedial work is, quite understandably, high. Now, more than ever, it’s essential to provide a quick and professional quotation to secure the work; especially as a lot of the costs are being footed by insurance companies. Pricing  remedial work for flood damage, where each job can be so varied and unknown, is not a simple task. Some corrective works will need floors taken up and replaced; these could be chipboard, floating, laminated or possibly even concrete floors. Some walls might need the bottom area of plaster removed and replaced,  along with skirting and possibly architraves, door linings, door stops and maybe

even doors and carpet steps. Some might have kitchens, soil pipe boxing the list is endless... This is where Easy Price Pro’s Total Build Ultimate program really comes into its own; it has over 160 different estimating modules created to quickly and easily price work with as little information from the user as possible. And, in light of recent events, Easy Price Pro has picked the relevant modules required for pricing remedial work and have created the Total Build – Flood Damage Repair™ program. They are also going that bit further so you can too… Easy Price Pro are making a new flood protection estimating job module, this new module will price flood gates to doors, fitting air

vent covers, foul drainage, non-return valves and so on. The demand for flood protection work is likely to be extensive and it may not be something you’ve needed to price before – this new module is designed to help with that. Total Build – Flood Damage Repair™ works in the same straightforward way as all Easy Price Pro program; bring the relevant estimating job modules onto the pricing sheet, enter the basic information about the work into clearly marked boxes and the program will calculate all labour, plant and material costs for you. You can fine-tune details to suit your preferences and have complete control over the mark-ups and overheads. Once the work is priced the program will generate a complete set of professional reports including a written quotation, payment and work schedules, a bill of quantities, material order list and more – all at the click of a button! You have instant access to every possible professional report ready for your client or their insurance company. If you’ve been flooded with quotes speak to Easy Price Pro today and find out how you can stay on top of your estimates and be in a position to quickly and accurately price and secure post-flood work. www.easypricepro.com www.mclink.co.uk/782-502 ENQUIRY-Card 502

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Yeoman Shield appoints “The Catalogue” – the one Ancon launches BIM Object library new Area Sales Manager stop product guide Yeoman Shield, the UK market leader in wall & door protection products has appointed a new sales manager, Stefan Seward to cover the South Central Area of the country. Stefan, who has worked previously in the construction industry, has in-depth experience in sales and will be looking after customers in Berkshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight and North West and East London. Stefan commented: “I am looking forward to being part of Yeoman Shield’s experienced sales team and working at increasing sales in the South Central Area.” For further information on Yeoman Shield products visit www.yeomanshield.com, email sallyann @yeomanshield.com or phone 0113 279 5854.

For the first time ever, industry leader Owlett-Jaton is launching a complete guide to their product range with a catalogue encompassing all products, underlining the “one-stop” solution they offer. Distributors and merchants will now find it easier to reference more than 30,000 Owlett-Jaton products, and the catalogue also includes more detailed information such as line drawings and technical specifications on items in the following areas: fasteners and fixings, agriculture and building products, locks and accessories, hardware and ironmongery, abrasives, and sealants and adhesives. Not only does the product range cover a diverse range of usages, the majority are available to order 24 hours a day, seven days a week, via next day delivery, ordered through the sales office network, or online at www.ojtrade.co.uk.

ANCON, manufacturer of high integrity steel fixings, has launched a comprehensive BIM Object library to support the industry’s transition to digital building modelling. Available free from the NBS National BIM Library, the new data-rich BIM Objects allow Ancon products to be easily incorporated into a 3D building model and its associated component database. Offered as part of the NBS portfolio, users can be confident each file has been quality-checked by the NBS team, catalogued in line with the National Building Specification and has a product structure designed to work seamlessly with the BIM specification tool NBS Create, as well as being compatible with COBie spreadsheets and IFC data exchanges.

Brochure highlights pumped drainage Comprehensive details on an extensive range of pumped drainage systems are included in a new 28 page brochure from Delta Membrane Systems, produced in association with the company’s service partner PPS – Packaged Pump Systems. While many clients know Delta as a leading manufacturer of cavity membrane systems and associated waterproofing products, the company is also a leading force in the manufacture and supply of basement pumps in the UK. All of the company’s pump stations are designed for specific applications. Most are made from tank grade virgin hdpe and moulded in high quality controlled environments to exacting standards. The brochure itself highlights the Dual V3 standard ground water chamber, Foul V3 standard foul water chamber, and Single V3 for limited applications. Upgrade versions are also detailed.

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The Hewden accommodation units provide a great opportunity to communicate to various audiences, whether that is clients, contractors, or the general public. An excellent branding/ advertising opportunity for the building / housing contractors on site, especially where contractors are on-site for a long time period with major build projects.

Working with Birmingham based signage contractor Hollywood Monster, Hewden set a brief to create a unique full 32’ by 10’ wrap, in addition to a second option incorporating a framed space design that will allow bespoke messages to be posted. Steve McNulty Hewden Accommodation Manager said: “Like the rest of my team, I’m

passionate about our accommodation units. We do recognise however that a 32’ grey cabin, may not, to the outside world, seem like the most attractive of products. “We have, for a number of years, offered customers the option of branding where we paint the unit in our customers’ livery. We now know from our research that customers would like to see more interesting and exciting options and we are now able to deliver those.” Hewden Marketing Director Jeff Schofield added: “ The innovative concepts created by Hollywood Monster will offer Hewden customers a new and exciting option when considering hiring a branded accommodation unit. “The vinyl wrap can provide a real impact on site to contractors, clients and in some cases the general public. We are especially pleased with the ad board option, as this is a cost effective, high impact way of displaying and communicating key on-site messages, which may be relevant to the project. “Examples of these could include health and safety, site rules, company on site communications or just a standard Customer brand advert.”

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JCP new price list ‘ETA’ In response to the recent introduction of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), JCP Construction Products, the specialist fixings division of OwlettJaton has enhanced its offering by launching an updated price list containing new products with European Technical Assessments (ETAs). JCP remains at the forefront of regulation in the industry and had already introduced a number of products that carry the approvals required by CPR before the changeover in July last year. JCP now boasts several specialist fixings with ETAs, with the new prices taking effect from the 1st March 2014. The new accredited products in the range include: Ankerbolts, Drop In Anchors, Countersunk Frame Fixings, Hexagon Head Frame Fixings, and Stainless Steel Frame Fixings. The ETA contains general information on the manufacturer and product type, including a full description and intention of use. www.mclink.co.uk/782-108 ENQUIRY-Card 108

Everbuild celebrates its 20th Anniversary Everbuild Building Products is thrilled to be celebrating its 20th Anniversary this month. Founded by David Seymour, in February 1994, Everbuild began as a re-packer of silicone sealants with just two employees in a 5,000 square foot unit in Dewsbury, Yorkshire. From then the company has experienced rapid growth to the extent that 20 years later, Everbuild has a turnover of over £75million a year and are the largest manufacturer of sealants, adhesives, fillers and decorating sundries in the UK. Now with a 300,000 square foot facility in Leeds, Everbuild produces in excess of 50 million cartridges of sealant each year and with its own polymer plant is able to manufacture PVA, Wood Adhesives and acrylic polymers. In 2013, Everbuild were acquired by Sika, a global company manufacturing building chemicals, sealants, adhesives and speciality products. www.mclink.co.uk/782-109 ENQUIRY-Card 109

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Trade Direct Insurance, experts in all forms of cover for the construction industry, will be attending the Westpoint Arena Toolfair exhibition in Exeter organised by Professional Builder. Richard Woolford, Managing Director of Trade Direct Insurance, was impressed by the visitor level at all the previous Toolfair exhibitions. “It isn’t just the numbers either.” He said “The quality of interest has been high as well and we have received excellent feedback from discussions with the trade. Relevant, cost effective insurance cover, is especially vital to the smaller, selfemployed builder and face-to face talks with representatives of that sector are always valuable.” Trade Direct is an independent broker of over thirty years standing and can provide specialist cover against all the risks most prevalent in the trade, including Public Liability, Tools Insurance, Personal Accident and Van Insurance.

Ultracrete, part of the Instarmac Group, will be showcasing its range of HAPAS approved Highways Maintenance solutions at Surveyor’s annual Highway Maintenance conference at The Nottingham Belfry on 30th May. The conference will feature an insight into and practical advice relating to the maintenance of our transport infrastructure as well as a focus on flooding and the development of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) on the road network. The full Ultracrete range of highway maintenance and ancillary products will be highlighted on stand 12, including its HAPAS approved manhole reinstatement system which comprises Envirobed HA104® high performance bedding mortar. The environmentally friendly alternative to resin based materials that can be used in wet weather and in temperatures as low as 1°C!

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Great savings in Toolstation’s

New Spring Catalogue Toolstation has launched its latest Catalogue 54 with a host of big price cuts and new products for Spring. Headlining the front cover is 25% off a QEP diamond wheel wet tile cutter, reduced from £38.95 to under £30. Suitable for tiles up to 23mm, it comes with a fixed extension table, mitre guide, parallel guide, cable storage and a 110mm diamond blade. To accompany this stonking deal is 10% off selected tiling accessories, such as adhesive, grout, spacers and tiling kit. Builders and landscapers will be rolling up to grab the 90 litre high strength wheelbarrow that has been reduced by £10 from £34.80 to only £24.80. With a 360mm pneumatic sure grip tyre and

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integral under-pan support system, it can transport loads of up to 150kg. As well as these big savings Toolstation has introduced many new seasonal lines ready for the Spring and Summer. For example there is a new range of Bosch electric outdoor power tools, including mower, shredder, chainsaw, and hedge trimmer. There are also new ranges of galvanised outdoor mesh and wire, grass seed, and a timber arch kit for only £55. To see all the latest prices and products pick up the new Catalogue from one of Toolstation’s 150 plus sales counters across the UK, open from 7am to 7pm MondaySaturday & Bank Holidays and 9am to 4pm Sundays. Catalogue 54 can also be ordered on freephone 0808 100 7211, on “mobile friendly” 0330 333 3303, or at www.toolstation.com. www.mclink.co.uk/782-514 ENQUIRY-Card 514

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The Isuzu D-Max is tough, hardworking and dependable. U 5 Year/125,000 Mile Warranty† U Leather Interior & Heated Seats‡ U 17” Alloy Wheels‡ U Over 1 Tonne Carrying Capacity & 3.5 Tonne Towingˆ

U 38.2 MPG* U Steering Wheel Audio, Bluetooth & Cruise Control‡ U Loadliner Included‡ U Takes Euro Pallet www.mclink.co.uk/782-515. ENQUIRY-Card 515

The Isuzu D-Max is versatile, tough and built for your every need. A trusty work-horse that won’t let you down, whatever comes your way. This is the Isuzu D-Max.

For more information call 08446 626632 or visit isuzu.co.uk † 5 year/125,000 mile (whichever comes fi rst) warranty applies to all new Isuzu D-Max models. ˆ3.5 tonne towing capacity applies to all 4x4 models. *MPG fi gures shown are official EU test figures for comparative purposes and may not refl ect real driving results. ‡ 17” alloy wheels, steering wheel audio, Bluetooth and cruise

control, leather interior, heated seats and loadliner included applies to the Isuzu D-Max Utah model. Terms and conditions apply. See isuzu.co.uk for full details.

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U-Power Workwear – Fashioned by a Prada Designer

Bringing style, comfort, 100% Italian design and functionality into industrial workwear, the U-Power range unites the best design, technology, features and innovative materials from sport, leisure and workwear, offering the perfect work-to-leisure design and style and the highest levels of performance. U-Power’s Italian work-to-leisure clothing includes trousers, dungarees, shorts, jackets, bodywarmers, T- shirts, polo shirts, hoodies, socks, gloves and hats. The Impact series uses the highest technological innovation and the strongest, most durable materials, and

provides superb attention to detail and extreme comfort with the company’s unique trademark flair. The Exciting range is bang on trend and the height of fashion in its cutting-edge design, but does not sacrifice its ability to offer complete protection for a huge range of workplace tasks. Wearing Linea Skin, inspired by the world of sport, feels like wearing complete body armour. Skin uses innovative ultra-light fibres to create a second skin to support and protect the wearer, helping reduce fatigue, improve blood circulation and increase well-being. The material wicks moisture and sweat away from the body and maintains a cool even temperature throughout the whole day. These are just three lines from UPower’s extensive workwear collection. To view the whole collection visit: www.u-group.it/workwear/collezione _en.html

NO WONDER THAT WEARERS OF U-POWER CLOTHING WANT TO KEEP IT ON BOTH DURING AND AFTER WORK. To view the whole collection, go to www.u-power.it sales.uk@u-power.it Tel: 01543 417146

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FEIN launches new

compact angle grinders Adding to its already extensive product portfolio, power tool specialist FEIN has introduced three new classes of compact angle grinders to its range: Solid, Power and Inox.

Benefiting from a particularly long carbon brush life, a powerful motor and the ability to remove up to 30 per cent more material, the latest additions are the most durable and powerful angle grinders in their class – as well as being amongst the lightest available on the market. The entry-level class, FEIN Solid, is an easy-to-use angle grinder offering basic functions for deburring, grinding and cutting. With a rated input of 800 W, the FEIN Solid class is available in three models designed for disc diameters of 115 mm and 125 mm, the lightest of which weighs in at just 2 kilograms. The solid metal gearbox can be rotated through 90 degrees to optimise the switch position for either grinding or cutting. Products in the FEIN Power class are designed for effective cutting and grinding. Offering 400 W more input than similar tools in the Solid range, they also benefit from a number of safety features including a soft start function; a no volt release switch to prevent unintended restarts after any power supply interruptions; a KickBack stop which shuts the tool down if

the disc catches, preventing it from spinning in the user’s hand; and electronic overload protection, which prevents the motor from being damaged. The stainless steel FEIN Inox class features variable speed settings, which can be set electronically between 2500 and 7900 rpm. Thanks to the FEIN ‘Powertronic’ electronics, this machine is also stable at low speeds making it ideal for grinding, satin-finishing and brushing stainless steel. Chris Bull, Managing Director for FEIN UK commented: “All FEIN compact angle grinders are made in Germany, backed by more than 100 years of experience – Our range offers impressive durability, with a carbon brush life up to 30 per cent longer than similar performance class products from our competitors. This is due to the innovative brushes themselves, creating a low temperature on the armature. This is thanks to optimum ventilation and low vibrations from the carefully designed gearbox and motor. For more information visit www.fein-uk.co.uk www.mclink.co.uk/782-517 ENQUIRY-Card 517


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Come rain or shinee, the Mitsubishi L200 ensures contr c ol in any condition. Unlike any other pick-up, our L200’s revolutionary Super Seleect 4WD along with the Mitsubbishi Active Stability an nd Traction Control system1 enabbles you to drive in 2WD or 4W WD on any terrain, even e tarmac . So while some thingss at work might let you down, the L200 won’t. We We call this Intelligent Motion..

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Plumbers set provides an

all-in-one kit solution Ensuring plumbers have all the tools they could need to carry out a quality, efficient job, Hyde, distributor of market-leading hand tools for professional tradesmen, has introduced the plumbers set.

For more details on the plumbers set call Hyde on 0121 705 7987 or visit www.brianhyde.co.uk

Snickers’ Foul Weather Workwear Staying dry and comfortable in the rain is all about choosing the right garments for the prevailing weather conditions as well as how long you’re working outside in the rain. Snickers’ waterproofing technologies are woven into in a range of foul weather working clothes that combine style and functionality hallmarks with different types of fabric to deliver specific garments for different conditions.  This unique Active Climate System workwear from Snickers allows you to choose from three different types of rainwear. For staying 100% dry, Snickers’ GORE-TEX jackets deliver maximum comfort and protection if you’re outside for long periods of time. While if you’re working shorter shifts in the rain, Snickers’ Jackets with the A.P.S (Active System Protection) fabrics will keep you well protected. www.mclink.co.uk/782-116 ENQUIRY-Card 116

The seven-piece set has all the essentials a plumber could need, from leading brands including Wiha, LA-CO and Markal. No plumbers kit would be worth having without a pot of LA-CO Flux. Water soluble for faster flushing from pipe lines and featuring a super detergent action that cleans as it solders LA-CO Regular Flux is the number one choice among plumbers for all soldering jobs. Also featured in the new kit is LA-CO’s All-Purpose Zoom Spout Oiler, with its flexible telescoping spout that extends to 7” for those difficult to reach areas, and the brand’s best-selling Epoxy-Stik, which hardens in under 10 minutes and cures with no shrinkage. Other handy additions to the plumber’s set from Hyde include two Markal Dura-Ink permanent ink markers in black and red, a pair of Wiha water pump pliers. The heavy duty pliers have induction hardened jaws and steel box joints to ensure a firm grip every time, while the soft vinyl grip handles are oil and solvent resistant for maximum comfort and ease of use. The tools are presented is a heavy duty tool pouch from ToughBuilt, ensuring that they are kept safe and sound and always close to hand, ready to use. The pouch not only has numerous compartments to ensure tools are kept organised and easy to find, it also features ToughBuilt’s patented Cliptech system, allowing the pouch to clip on and off any belt, hang from a shoulder strap, or kickstand on the ground close at hand. www.mclink.co.uk/782-519 ENQUIRY-Card 519

Ultimate Tool Bag from Draper Tools New from Draper Tools is the Expert Quality 45L Hi-Vis Tool Bag (Stock No: 31085). Manufactured from heavy-duty polyester with a strong, solid base this spacious bag is made for the trade. At an impressive 60cm in length and with over 20 exterior pockets there’s plenty of room for all your tools and essential equipment in this multipurpose bag. There’s convenient carry handles as well as a robust, well-made should strap. What’s more you certainly won’t lose this bag in a hurry either thanks to its bright high-visibility reflective strips. And, as part of the Draper Expert range, you can be sure that this bag is high quality and durable – it’ll last for years and won’t let you down. For more information and stockist details visit www.drapertools.com www.mclink.co.uk/782-117 ENQUIRY-Card 117

AVT 40mm SDS Max Rotary Hammer allows 8-hour working The latest version of Makita’s popular 40mm AVT rotary hammer drill delivers a massive 25% increase in impact power with an even larger 30% reduction in vibration rating. Impact energy of the new Makita HR4013C is increased to 7.6 Joules whilst the vibration rating in hammer-only action is ultra-low at 4.5m/sec² and in rotary hammer drilling mode an equally impressive 5.0m/sec². The new Makita HR4013C SDS max rotary hammer will punch a 40mm hole in concrete and with a 1,000 watt motor that will run up to 500rpm without load, this machine will generate up to 2,900 blows per minute for 7.6 Joules of impact energy. The latest application of Makita’s patented AVT, anti vibration technology, features the latest version of the body design that completely insulates the grip handles from the motor and transmission section of the machine. www.mclink.co.uk/782-118 ENQUIRY-Card 118

New Bahco website & app Finding a Bahco tools stockist in the UK has never been quicker or easier, thanks to a super-fast new website and app the international tool manufacturer has introduced. Using a mobile phone, tablet or laptop, trade professionals can now identify up to 2,300 Bahco stockists, listed under their county, town or city location. In seconds the website lists every stockist in the selected area, starting with the nearest to the location from where the search is made. It also advises distance to travel and brings up a map, address and postcode. “It couldn’t be any easier to find your nearest Bahco stockist, whether you are on a building site, visiting a customer’s premises or parked up in the company van,” says Mark Haywood, managing director of SNA Europe (UK), who manufacture Bahco hand tools in British and European factories. www.mclink.co.uk/782-119 ENQUIRY-Card 119


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PAINTING WORKWEAR New safety footwear range Dickies, the internationally renowned workwear brand, has introduced 14 new styles of safety footwear and improved a further six styles for 2014. New lines in PU/Rubber Sole have excellent shock absorption and are heat resistant to 300 degrees; they are high slip resistant and have non clogging sole patterns; extra comfort is offered with moisture wicking lining and a removable footbed. Dickies have also introduced an ESD trainer for the first time, the Alford trainer, which is suitable for people working in the electronics industry as ESD footwear provides a safe and controlled method of discharging static electricty that accumulates in your body. Safety footwear standard EN345 has been superseded by EN ISO 20345 and the whole Dickies footwear range has been re-cerfified to the new standard EN ISO 20345:2011. Wasi Ullah, buyer at Dickies commented: “The most important element of any item of working apparel is its comfort and durability. This is especially important with regards to safety footwear, more so when you consider that most

tradesmen could spend up to nine hours a day working in their footwear. So any safety footwear not only has to be comfortable and provide support to the wearer’s foot but also be strong enough to withstand the rigours of the modern working environment. “Over the past couple of years the main trend has been for safety footwear to become lighter in weight and more fashionable, which really started with the use of injected PU sole units. The introduction of composite toecaps and composite material mid-plates has accelerated this demand. Other market requirements which we have noticed are the need for the upper profile of safety footwear to be lower. The problem with the design of safety footwear is that these styles need a toecap, which creates a more rounded shape to the upper,but the trend nowadays is for safety footwear to look less like an item of safety footwear. Part of the solution is to reduce the shape of the upper profile by applying it lower into the sole unit. This allows for a lower profile footwear style, such as the Faxon Trainer.”

All Wrapped Up When working in the great outdoors it is important to ensure you have the correct outer and inner layer clothing for the task in hand. Dickies work coats and jackets have

Painting can be a dirty job but Dickies offers painters’ workwear designed to make your work day easier, including painters’ trousers, overalls and t-shirts, in addition to the traditional decorators’ dungarees or bib and brace overalls. The Dickies painters’ bib and brace set is specifically designed for painting and decorating. With clip straps making it easy to get on and off, it features an angled chest pocket as well as a very large front pouch,

which is perfect for storing your brushes and other essentials. Dickies painters’ trousers are a hardwearing, comfortable, simple and functional garment for all painters, and with many painting and decorating jobs involving kneeling work, Dickies knee pads can be a vital piece of kit to avoid injuries and discomfort on the job: simply insert them into your compatible painters’ trouser or bib and brace overalls. Painting is a perfect opportunity for flecks of paint, dirt and debris to become lodged in

your eye. Do not give them the chance, instead wear safety goggles while you are painting. Dickies safety goggles are lightweight and full vision, with anti-fog, anti-scratch coated lenses, and the wide elastic strap is fully adjustable to enable a perfect fit and comfort.

NEW Flame retardant range Dickies have recently launched a brand new Flame Retardant range for 2014 with safety being the driving force behind it with exciting new design features and introducing new and innovative fabrics into the market. A complete review of sizing, fit and comfort factors were paramount in the development of the new range to ensure workers are both comfortable and safe. A mixture of well known tried and tested fabrics through to state of the art inherently FR fabrics now comprise a wide selection for workers in the energy sectors. Clever design innovations such as Ergonomic knee pad pockets and a comfort waistband feature in the premium products. The comfort waistband allows

been developed over decades and tested in the toughest of weather conditions to ensure they are up to the job to protect you from the elements when working outside. These work coats and jackets are available in a variety of styles and colours and will offer varying levels of protection from the wind, rain and cold. The most popular and practical option is usually a black work coat, as dark colour options are always the preferred choice when it comes to washing your workwear jacket less frequently. New for autumn Dickies have the Fulton Contract Jacket it is waterproof to 3000mm, seams stitched and taped, zip front with storm cuff, two welt pockets, one zip chest pocket, zip embroidery

workers to individually adjust their coverall waist for an exact fit whilst also improving the crotch area and resultant leg lengths, helping to improve appearance and crucially movement and safety. The existing styles have been revised in both fit and sizes and Dickies have grown the range of coveralls up to 15 and additionally now offer base layers, jackets, trousers, shirts, bib and braces and parka’s in a wide range of FR fabrics such Proban, Pyrovatex, Modacrylics and Aramids all certificated to the latest appropriate EN Standards. The FR market is being driven by the oil, gas and energy industry and so with a growing export market Dickies have made the range suitable for the wider range of climates experienced around the

access and cuff adjusters. If it is the cold that is the problem for your working day, we advise you consider a Dickies workwear fleece. Full zip, half zip or pullover fleece work tops are available within the Dickies range of warm and comfortable workwear. Alternatively a good quality bodywarmer is always a popular option. Waterproofs are also a key garment for outdoor working, particularly with the weather in the UK being consistently wet and miserable. And, as you would expect, Dickies have this covered too. The Dickies Vermont Water Resistant Suit is a full suit designed to protect against the elements. Dickies Exmoor Suit with waterproof fabric at 2000mm, fabric

world. The range is suitable for northern European temperate climates and also offers products for hot, humid tropical climates with special fabrics selected to reduce heat stress for the wearer and the improved Insulated FR range for extreme cold when temperatures in some parts of the globe can get as low as -40.

meets EN343 level 1 standard. With two access pockets and zip fastened back pockets, these have plenty of storage options and an elasticated at the waist to ensure a good fit. Zipped fastened front jacket, reflective chest piping and a concealed hood in collar. For those exceptionally cold days or freezing weather conditions you could always add some Dickies thermal underwear for extra comfort. Dickies Baselayer Thermal Long Jones a modern variation of a very traditional product. Designed with highly breathable, quality fabric that will help to regulate your body temperature whatever the working conditions. Team with the base layer vest for total body coverage.

For more information on the Ensign range, and other products and services offered by DICKIES, visit www.dickiesworkwear.com. www.mclink.co.uk/782-521. ENQUIRY-Card 521


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20 Painting, Decorating & Property Maintenance

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Making 2014 The Year of Colour for Woodcare Think about paint and colour and you’ll probably automatically think of interiors – but, when used outdoors, eye-catching shades can deliver even more impact. When used on wood, bold, bright colours can make a place warmer, more welcoming – and much more attractive. Combining colour and wood protection needs some thought to ensure the colour is matched correctly – and the system delivers the necessary protection.

To help decorating professionals make informed choices about colour, Sadolin has produced a video dedicated to the subject. Entitled ‘The Sadolin Colour Palette – Great Shades and Wood Protection As Standard’ the film explores the sheer range of colour opportunities available. The video is available to view on the Sadolin website at www.sadolin.co.uk or on the Sadolin

Woodcare YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/ user/Sadolin Woodcare As well as identifying ways to achieve sensational shades, the subjects of translucency and opacity are also covered in the film. The video is supported by the Sadolin Superdec Colour Guide, designed to show decorators how this opaque wood protection product offers the freedom to transform wood, with over 300 available shades. Sharon Smith, Sadolin’s Brand Manager, said: “It would be great to see more colour used in 2014, as it brings so much to the environment. “Decorators are familiar with the usual woodtones, but many don’t realise that we also offer many other inspirational shades available – and choosing these colours in no way compromises the performance of the products.” “Our video and colour guide have been developed to enable decorators to get the complete picture on Sadolin Superdec - and introduce more colour to outdoor projects. Sadolin Superdec offers superior colour retention qualities, achieved by the use of specially selected light-filtering pigments to ensure longer-lasting shades. It offers up to eight years’ protection against the elements, and superb flexibility - achieving a solid, paint-like finish that won’t flake or peel. Furthermore, Sadolin Superdec requires very little preparation, is self-priming on new timber and can also be applied over existing woodstain or paint. The new colour guide also refers to

PaintSpec Finder® the free on-line resource - launched by Crown Paints at www.crownpaintspec.co.uk - to generate tailor-made, accurate specifications for masonry and exterior trim projects. Users are guided through a series of brief questions to identify which Sadolin products are suitable for selection for their individual specification projects. This versatile tool may also be used to specify appropriate paint systems from the other professional brands in the Crown Paints family, including Crown Trade and Sandtex Trade, for use on a wide variety of additional substrates. To order the colour guide, sample pots - or for more information on the full range of Sadolin products please contact the dedicated Sadolin Woodcare Advice Line on 0844 7708 998, email info@sadolin.co.uk or visit the website at www.sadolin.co.uk www.mclink.co.uk/782-523 ENQUIRY-Card 523

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Crown Paints gives decorators fuel for inspiration A FACEBOOK campaign launched by Crown Paints is offering painters and decorators the chance to win a £100 fuel voucher. If you have used Crown Trade, Sadolin or Sandtex Trade products, you can post photographs of recent projects on Crown Paints Professional’s Facebook page. Each month a £100 fuel voucher will be awarded to the people behind the project which attracts the most online votes. Crown Paints Trade Marketing Manager, Debbie Orr, said: “There are scores of painters and decorators across the country who achieve some fantastic results with our products. “Whether it’s a complete decorating overhaul, a new-build project or

restoration of decorative features, there are many talented professionals who create some beautiful showpieces. “We want to give our customers the chance to showcase some of the great projects they have completed using Crown Trade, Sadolin or Sandtex Trade products and one of the easiest ways to help them do that is through Facebook. “Social media is quick and accessible and to encourage our customers to join us online, where they can also find out all the latest news from Crown Paints, we have launched this ‘competition, which offers professionals the chance to win a £100 fuel voucher for the most popular project each month.” www.mclink.co.uk/782-527 ENQUIRY-Card 527

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Innovation from start to finish.

Revolution. Evolution takes too long. Mirka’s trademark attention to detail has created a machine packed with groundbreaking features. This includes a soft start function, a built in electronic motor brake and a smooth, easy to operate lever to control motor speed. A pad brake that also acts like a seal minimizes the air leakage between the pad and the shroud. This makes the dust extraction more efficient. As with all Mirka machines, excellent ergonomic design was a top priority to ensure the MIRKA® DEROS can comfortably be used for long periods without fatigue. What’s more, with no external power supply required, it also gives users a valuable advantage in terms of easy manoeuvrability.

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Store staff answer Charity SOS call A PROJECT which delivered a free overhaul of a charity’s offices in just a day has been supported by staff at a Brentford painting and decorating store. McDaid, Manager at Brentford Crown Decorating Centre lead a team of staff who organised the delivery of supplies to the Charity SOS project at the offices of the Down’s Syndrome Association in Teddington, Middlesex. The Charity SOS project provides a charitable organisation with a free office overhaul in a day and is led by workplace consultants Morgan Lovell – experts in office design and re-fit. A donation of paint and supplies from Crown Paints was organised and delivered by Mr McDaid and his team,

who ensured the products were at the Langdon Down Centre – the former home of pioneering Victorian physician Dr John Langdon Down, after whom Down’s Syndrome was named – in time for the start of the project in December. Mr McDaid said: “When we were approached to support such a great cause the whole team were happy to help out in any way we could. “We got the delivery together in-store and ordered in a few items to make sure everything would be available and we could get it all to the site in plenty of

time. “Everyone in the store was keen to get on board and support the Charity SOS project. We were all proud to have played a part in it and delighted that everything went smoothly on the day.” More than 100 people worked throughout the day to create an entirely new suite of offices for the staff at the Langdon Down Centre. The staff joined volunteers who helped on the day for a special celebration evening to see the unveiling of the new offices. Locate your nearest branch at www.crowndecoratorcentre.co.uk or

text ‘CROWN’ to 83332 to have the details of your nearest store sent straight to your mobile. Texts cost one standard message rate.

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EGGER enhances its flooring portfolio with the launch of an improved foil for Peel Clean Xtra EGGER UK has improved its flooring portfolio with the creation of a new protective cover for EGGER Peel Clean Xtra.

Ultra Floor Flying High at Manchester Airport Ultra Floor’s Level IT Two, high flow smoothing underlayment been used to transform part of the Premier Inn at Manchester Airport. The concrete substrate was primed prior to the application of Level IT Two to help stop any moisture from the wet underlayment passing through to the porous subfloor which can cause pinholes. Level IT Two was then applied by trowel to the prepared area to a depth of 8mm. Level IT Two is a two part smoothing underlayment with exceptional flow characteristics which makes it very easy to apply to most common substrates in both commercial and domestic flooring projects. The cured product has excellent surface strength and will tolerate foot traffic with minimal damage, making it ideal for both small and large projects where floor coverings may not be installed for several days after application. www.mclink.co.uk/782-120 ENQUIRY-Card 120

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Backed by the EGGER Advanced Lifetime Guarantee, Peel Clean Xtra is an enhanced moisture-resistant, P5 flooring grade chipboard covered with a new stronger and more robust foil. It provides added underfoot surface grip and offers up to 42 days protection against the effects of site traffic, wet trades and weathering on installation. Equally well-suited to new-build or refurbishment projects, Peel Clean Xtra is supplied as tongue and grooved panels covered with an enhanced anti-slip, easy-to-peel, polythene foil. By design the new advanced foil has a tighter fit to board edges to help prevent lifting and because it’s stronger, it’s also less likely to tear under general site conditions, which protects the integrity and overall

performance of the board, even when used in damp or light rain conditions. Once the building is wind and water tight and general interior work is complete, the foil is easily peeled away to reveal a permanent and consistent waxed surface finish, which also helps to provide a moisture barrier for added protection. The foil can be easily recycled through a polythene recycling process. The Peel Clean Xtra boards are profiled using diamond tipped tooling for greater precision and stronger, tighter fitting joints when used in conjunction with EGGER’s Joint & Joist D4 Adhesive and the Advanced Structural Fitting Method. EGGER building specification manager, Daniel Clarke, explains: “Our new tougher foil offers extra protection from the rigours of a

For more information on Peel Clean Xtra please call the EGGER Building Products Hotline on: 0845 602 4444, or email building.uk@egger.com visit www.egger.co.uk/building

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Hardiefloor® arrives in the UK Yeoman Shield makes a James Hardie has launched a new colourful ‘splash’ at School structural flooring system into the UK

Installing a high performance Robust detail compliant (E-FC-5) sound proofing system below a screed is quick and simple with Cellecta’s YELOfon HD10+ system. Unlike rubber systems HD10+ rolls are lightweight, easy to carry and simple to cut allowing you to install a high performance acoustic system quickly and efficiently. Supplied as a complete system, the packs feature all the required components; YELOfon HD10+ rolls, flanking strip and joining tape. To see how easy the system is to install watch the installation video at www.cellecta.co.uk now or watch it via the FREE Cellecta app. Contact Cellecta email: technical @cellecta.co.uk for more information.

An innovative range of Yeoman Shield products, the UK market leader in the supply and installation of wall & door protection, has been supplied and installed (specified by Ayrshire Council) into the Castle Primary and Nursery School in Ayrshire as part of a refurbishment carried out by Barr Construction. Wall protection in a ‘wave pattern’ was fitted in an attractive Regatta colour topped with an Aqua Blue wave. Yeoman Shield also provided bespoke decorative ‘splashes’ in White which were fitted above the wave. Other products fitted include Yeoman FalmouthEx Wall Protection panels, Corner Angles and coat pegs (in a ‘special’ Purple colour).

market, HardieFloor. The patented fibre cement, tongue and groove boards are perfectly suited to residential building projects, as a substitute for unreliable chipboard. HardieFloor provides house builders with a durable solution to the issue of having to install a crash deck floor after first lift and then having to safeguard it from the weather. It negates the use of chipboard with a plastic, supposedly weather tight, film which can bring about a host of on-site issues, such as swelling and the associated costly and timely remedial works. Instead this new fibre cement floor - which is impervious to all weather types - dries out completely if wet and suffers no long term damage. Unlike with timber, tiles can be applied directly on to HardieFloor boards eliminating the need for additional membranes and adhesive.

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with Cempolatex Pouches Cementone Cempolatex Floor Repair Compound is available in an innovative “mixin-the-pouch” format. Ideal for smoothing damaged or uneven surfaces prior to laying decorative floor coverings, the pouch format of Cempolatex Floor Repair Compound removes the need for mixing paddles and buckets. Water is added directly to the pouch which means it takes just a few short, easy steps to prepare – helping to save time without compromising on quality. The product also offers important health and safety benefits by removing the need to handle dry powder. Katharine Egerton, Category Manager for Cementone commented: “Especially for small repair jobs, mixing a self-levelling compound with a paddle and bucket can be time consuming and

there is the mess of handling dry powder to consider too. “The easy mix format of Cempolatex Floor Repair Compound makes this kind of work faster and cleaner to complete, with the assurance of quality that comes with the Cementone name.” Cementone Cempolatex is a latex modified self-levelling compound that can be used on a range of sub floors including concrete, sand/cement screeds, asphalt, stone and brick. The flexible, rapid setting formula is proteinfree and suitable for use in hygiene and food preparation areas. The new pouches are available alongside traditional bags. www.mclink.co.uk/782-534 ENQUIRY-Card 534

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Unique colour, awarding WINNING DEVELOPMENT Freefoam, a leading manufacturer of a wide range of innovative products for the building industry in UK, Ireland and Mainland Europe, provided a bespoke shade of grey for the roofline of awarding winning Linden Homes development at Graylingwell Park, Chichester.

Using its innovative Colormax technology Freefoam manufactured a new colour called Quartz Grey to exactly match specified windows and doors. Freefoam New Build Manager Chris Fenney explained “As preferred supplies of roofline products to Linden Homes we already have a close working relationship and on this large development we were asked to provide fascia and soffit in an identical shade to already specified window frames and doors. We were able to assess the colour composition of these items and use our expert knowledge to blend a unique mix of stabilisers and pigments to create an exact colour match” The UK is beginning to see a significant shift change in specification from white roofline to colour. In Continental Europe most windows are coloured and in Ireland about fifty percent. In the UK colour sales have doubled in the last fifteen years to 20% and this trend is

predicted to only increase in the coming years. Freefoam is the colour specialist. Recognising the growing importance of colour for architects, specifiers, and house developers Freefoam seized the opportunity 12 years ago and generated its patented ColormaxTM technology using an advanced master-batching process with a blend of natural PVC and pigments to simultaneously co-extrude PVC building products. Freefoam offer a wide range of ten colours with built in colourfastness, colour variety, and reliable colour matching all with a ten year guarantee. The majority of colours are available straight from stock with no lead time, and come with matching fixing accessories. Freefoam has made colour roofline a natural alternative to white and a realistic proposition for all house builders. Colin St John, UK General Manager explained “This development by Linden Homes is a perfect example of how Freefoam is responding to the changing house building market. We offer a solution to smaller and medium sized builders with our off the shelf range and give specifiers of larger developments the opportunity to match roofline to other external elements. Freefoam products give all house builders the ability to add colour, creating attractive long lasting homes for today’s discerning house buyers” www.mclink.co.uk/782-538 ENQUIRY-Card 538

Jutland comes to Somerset! IKOslate, the sustainable Wolf trusses chosen for new Singing in the rain with A new housing development in Norbord’s Sterling OSB Roofcoat East Yorkshire Village Hall choice to natural slate Flat roofers will no longer fear those Somerset is benefitting from the sleek 40m2 of IKOslate composite roof tiles from IKO PLC have been installed on a new garage at a house in Sheffield, to not only complement the original slate roof of the main house, but to provide a cost effective, sustainable alternative to slate. Gordon Liddle of Aztec Shopfitting and Building Contractors said, “I suggested IKOslate to my client as he was keen to use recycled products and as they are manufactured from 99% recycled and re-engineered materials, they fitted the bill. He is extremely pleased with the results.” The garage was partially destroyed when a neighbour, whilst renovating the property next door, undermined the footings of the dividing wall and garage situated on the property boundary. The garage suffered a majority collapse and therefore had to be rebuilt from scratch.

Turner Timber Frame, has provided Wolf Systems roof trusses for the construction of the new village hall in Paull, East Yorkshire. Located alongside Paull’s historic Grade II listed lighthouse (now a private dwelling), the new building is a timberframe L-shaped structure with a central entrance hall. Besides the bespoke timber frame panels, Turner Timber also supplied the roof trusses which were designed and fabricated using Wolf software and nailplates at its factory in Hull. These included complicated splayed trusses used to support the corner detail of the roof over the entrance hall. Turner Timber Frame was founded more than 25 years ago by time-served joiner Malcolm Turner who began manufacturing timber frame panels in his home garage.

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ominous black rain-clouds if they use Norbord’s new Sterling OSB Roofcoat, a specially treated weather-resistant OSB board designed specifically for roofing applications. Britain’s unpredictable weather costs builders thousands of lost hours every year. In the flat-roofing sector, Oriented Strand Board such as Sterling OSB has long been a popular decking material, but even the moisture-resistant grades can deteriorate quickly if soaked by a Great British downpour. Sterling OSB Roofcoat solves this problem at a stroke. With its weather resistant waxy surface shedding water like the proverbial duck’s back, it is the perfect answer for flat roof usage where traditional roofing felt is the preferred choice. “It’s clearly advisable to make a structure weather tight as quickly as possible” comments Norbord’s brand marketing manager, Mike Buick.

finish of Jutland roof slate from Cembrit. The graphite-coloured Jutland is a fibre cement slate that is lightweight and offers a cost-effective alternative to natural roofing materials. Built by Charles Church, the 170 homes on Kinglake range from 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms in size. Bishop's Hull is a 400 year old village which sitting in the Taunton Deane district, close to the River Tone. The selection of home styles were carefully designed to complement the local environment and feature a mix of slate and tile roofs. The Jutland slates were specified and installed by SW Slating & Tiling, an award winning contractor that works with the country’s leading housing developers. “We have a lot of experience of working with the big housing developers,” says Alan Matthews of SW Slating & Tiling.

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Kemper System helps Huddersfield Uni Build on Bio-Diversity Liquid roofing and waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, has helped enhance both bio-diversity and energy efficiency at Huddersfield University by working collaboratively with the roofing contractor and green roof specialist on a series of new build green and warm roofs. Huddersfield University has invested in the construction of four new buildings designed by architects, Watson Batty, including a new sports hall, Dean’s office and corporate suite. Constructed with a single steel frame, all the buildings adjoin each other but rise to different heights. Green roofs were specified for three areas, including the new sports hall, and a warm roof was selected for the corporate suite. Kemper System worked closely with the architects, the roofing

high density polyethylene (HDP) reservoir under the growing medium to replace the more conventional SUDS system and avoid costly and time-consuming excavation of separate drainage tanks. The roof build up was inverted by applying the FLL certified rootresistant Kemperol V210 waterproofing membrane first, followed by the insulation, the blue roof drainage reservoir and then the growing medium. Explains Nick O’Mara from Cawston Roofing: “This project demonstrates how important it is to consider specification decisions in a holistic sense rather than thinking about material costs in isolation. For the green roof system, avoiding the need for a SUDS system saved time, money and costs on site. For the waterproofing membrane, using Kemperol V210 meant that we could be more flexible with the programme and more creative with the roof build up as well as providing an FLL certified rootresistant and robust waterproofing membrane with a BBA certified service life in excess of 25 years.”

contractor, Cawston Roofing, and green roof supplier, ABG, to develop a series of warm roof and green roof systems that would take account of different roof levels, aspect and bio-diversity of the planting required to meet the University’s objectives. The green roof solution was to use Kemper System’s Kemperol V210 cold liquid-applied waterproofing membrane and an innovative ‘blue roof ’ www.kempersystem.co.uk. drainage system, designed by www.mclink.co.uk/782-539 ABG. The blue roof puts a ENQUIRY-Card 539

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HEXATHERM - strong to the core insulation HEXATHERM is the new range of high performance thermal insulation boards from Cellecta. Available in thickness’ from 20-160mm and 250-700 kPa densities HEXATHERM extruded polystyrene boards are suitable for domestic, commercial and industrial developments. The boards are 100% recyclable, feature high compressive strength, excellent water resistance and impressive thermal performance. HEXATHERM is ideal for floor, basement, roof and pool applications and has been installed on projects throughout the UK. For more information on the HEXATHERM range visit www.cellecta.co.uk. www.mclink.co.uk/782-132 ENQUIRY-Card 132

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Profloor Dynamic Batten system Jablite Launches ‘Invincible’ Styrofoam helps make warm The A. Proctor Group have supplied Profloor Dynamic Batten system to Jarvis Contracting Ltd for a redevelopment at Jansel Square, Aylesbury. The prominent site had been derelict for a number of years and was being redeveloped to provide 20 affordable homes for the client, Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust. Profloor Dynamic Batten provides excellent levels of impact and airborne sound insulation. The unique dual foam not only provides the performance characteristics but enables minor irregularities in the surface of the subfloor to be taken up. Profloor Systems are designed to meet the requirements of the Building Regulations and Robust Details for impact and airborne sound. Solutions are available for timber and concrete floors on both new build and refurbishment projects. www.proctorgroup.com.

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Innovative insulation manufacturer, Jablite has developed a new insulation that can be bespoke-designed to create drainage falls on flat roofs. Jablite Invincible combines the benefits of a highly performing thermal insulation material - EPS (expanded polystyrene) - with a tough facing which protects the insulation and is highly resistant to damage. “Our customers were telling us they want to use our A+ rated* EPS roof insulation. But, because it can be damaged by solvents it does not offer the flexibility they need on site,” says Richard Lee, Managing Director of Jablite. Jablite Invincible provides a layer of protection between the thermal insulation – the EPS – and the waterproof membrane, adding stability to the membrane ensuring maximum performance and extending its lifetime.

Panel Systems, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of Styrofoam insulation, has secured a major new order to upgrade the thermal performance of Shipley Educational Mosque in Bradford. After being specified by Warmfloors, Panel Systems supplied Styrofoam insulation for the buildings new under floor heating system. 240m2 of grooved Styrofoam was required to insulate the under floor heating system, which was split into five zones to make the building warmer and to retain more heat. Panel Systems provided specialist cutting and routing services to suit the needs of the complex pipework for the under floor heating system. Working closely with WarmFloors, a specialist underfloor heating installation company, Panel Systems supplied the Styrofoam insulation to the mosque within a very tight timeframe, ensuring there was minimal disruption to visitors to the mosque, which enabled the building to remain open throughout.

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Knauf Insulations Changing Rooms London based housing association, Guinness South – part of The Guinness Partnership, embarked on an ambitious energy refurbishment program across 80 of its Victorian street properties to improve the thermal performance, using Knauf Insulation’s ThermoShell® Internal Wall Insulation (IWI) system. As one of the largest affordable housing and care providers in the country, Guinness South looked to upgrade its tenants’ kitchens and bathrooms on the Mortlake Estate, in West London to provide them with modern facilities and warmer homes. Rolston Dennis, Planned Maintenance Surveyor for Guinness South

said: “Although our initial plan was to install new bathroom suites and kitchen units, we recognised the need to upgrade the energy performance of overall and thought this was a perfect opportunity to take advantage of reducing our residents’ energy consumption across the board. Knauf Insulation’s ThermoShell IWI

system was perfect for this project as it is simple to install and could be fitted on a roomby-room basis. Furthermore, the ThermoShell IWI system is very flexible and has allowed for plumbing, heating, electrical & carpentry contractors to work around each other. As all contractors have been able to coordinate

with one another on the project, it has meant that the works carried out have not affected our residents’ wellbeing and living space – a very important aspect for us.” Specifically designed for upgrading solid wall properties, Knauf Insulation’s ThermoShell IWI system is BBA certified and provides the most effective solution to ‘whole house-low energy’ refurbishments, by delivering outstanding thermal performance and comfort through a very straightforward and easy to use installation process. The simplicity of the ThermoShell IWI system allows a competent tradesman to become an approved installer, and to install and finish the system using a traditional plaster skim finish or dry lining techniques. No scaffolding is required and the system can be installed on a room-by-room basis, or as part

of a whole house refurbishment plan. The use of thermally engineered insulated studs (EcoStud) eliminates the thermal bridging issue associated with traditional systems incorporating timber and metal studs. The extruded polystyrene content (XPS) of EcoStuds provide a high level of thermal and moisture resistance, as well as offering a high level of compressive strength. The system incorporates Earthwool® EcoBatts, high performance, water repellent glass mineral wool slabs, that are friction fitted between the EcoStuds to completely fill the available space and deliver benefits over other systems that use rigid insulation boards, which have the potential to cause air leakage if they are not cut and installed accurately. Overall, the ThermoShell IWI system is almost 13 per cent more thermally efficient than a timber stud system of the same thickness. For more information please visit www.knaufinsulation.co.uk www.mclink.co.uk/782-544 ENQUIRY-Card 544

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Insulation installers have been warned that it is vital to bring wall junction performance up to overall insulation standards or risk condensation build-up and mould growth.

The stark warning, from Sustainable Building Solutions, part of the Travis Perkins Group, is the result of increased concerns that improved insulation in the UK’s housing stock will result in thermal bridging issues at junctions. The concerns have led to Sustainable Building Solutions, which is actively supporting the Green Deal in its attempts to improve the insulation of the UK’s housing stock, to develop its own technical solution involving improving the thermal performance of the junction in line with the rest of

the wall. Thermal bridging occurs at junctions between elements, such as PVC windows and at interruptions in insulation. When warm internal air bridges the gap with cold external walls there is often a build-up in condensation which can ultimately lead to mould growth. Lee Jackson, an expert in thermal bridging issues at Sustainable Building Solutions, explains. “When a householder insulates a wall a nice warm house is created, but the junction is still performing at a much lower level, which in turn

creates the risk of surface condensation.” He continues: “The paradox is that, in a poorly insulated dwelling, thermal bridging is minimal, but actions to improve the insulation of the dwelling, which the Green Deal is likely to accelerate, increase the potential for thermal bridging with consequential implications for condensation build-up.” The Sustainable Building Solutions remedy is to improve the thermal performance of the junction in line the rest of the wall. “Our modelling demonstrates that the

installation of a small section of high performance insulation directly below the window sill can bring the junction up to the standards of the rest of the wall,” says Mr Jackson. “The window sill has to be removed anyway as part of the insulation process. With our modelling it is clearly demonstrated that this simple process can bring the value of a junction down to 0.012. In turn, this brings the temperature factor up to 0.927 which means there is negligible risk of condensation.” “We are not criticising the

Green Deal in any way. There is clearly a need for improved levels of insulation in the UK’s ageing housing stock, but it is vital that installers bring all aspects of a property’s insulation up to the highest possible standards, which includes addressing thermal bridging issues around junctions, and not just cherrypick the quick wins.”

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Rada’s New Shower Panel brings form and function to Education & Leisure Rada, the experts in commercial showering and washroom controls, has blended the best elements of form and function with its new S.PA 1 shower panel. Designed with the leisure and education sectors in mind, the unit combines sleek, modern design with efficient, water saving technology. By offering programmable flow options, S.PA 1 allows facility managers to set shower-run times of between 20 seconds and two minutes, meeting user requirements while preventing excess water usage. Fitted and supplied with 6lit/min and 9lit/min regulators respectively, the S.PA 1 shower panel helps attain BREEAM compliant flow requirements. Furthermore, the unit’s unique Hybrid Energy System, helps preserve its operating life for up to 10 years. Allied to the S.PA

1’s water saving features, this results in significant whole-life cost savings by driving down utility and energy bills. Easy to install and maintain due to its lightweight one-piece, trilaminate construction, the S.PA 1 is hard wearing and robust enough to stand up to even the most demanding conditions. Access to the unit’s controls is granted through the use of a supplied magnetic passkey, preventing tampering and vandalism. Eoin McQuone, Senior Marketing Manager Commercial UK & Export at Rada, said: “The S.PA 1’s impressive ability to comply with a range of BREEAM flow requirements, allied to programmable shower times will contribute to reduced cost of ownership. In addition, programmable duty flush options mean maintenance staff can dedicate more time to other priorities, while facilities managers can be assured of L8 compliance for the control of Legionella.” For more information on Rada’s S.PA 1 please visit www.radacontrols.com or call 0844 571 1777.

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First No-Touch Washroom Design Solution Launched The Building Centre February 26th 2014. Franke Washroom Systems is launching a brand new concept in the UK with The Way 2 Solutions to design, plan and supply touch-free commercial washrooms.

The Way 2 Solutions for washrooms brings Franke Washroom Systems together here with Dorma furniture systems to create a bespoke commercial washroom.

Franke Washroom Systems, also known as Franke Sissons, is the leading provider of stainless steel and solid surface washroom solutions and is one of four market leading names brought together by The Way 2 Solutions. This one-stop concept, which has proven very effective throughout mainland Europe, brings Franke Washroom Systems together with Forbo Flooring Systems, Dorma door-locking systems and Ettlin Lux LED lighting and textiles to create a complete resource for washroom design and specification for every commercial setting no matter what the budget available from three tiers of specification; economy, business and first-class. Andy Dukelow, Managing Director of Franke Sissons explains the thinking, “These partner brands and companies have hundreds of years of combined experience designing commercial washrooms. We have worked for many years to provide water saving, innovative, hygienic and sustainable washroom solutions all over the World. This new offer means that architects and specifiers can use The Way 2 Solutions with total confidence that what they specify will serve their own customers for many years to come. All products are CE Marked and carry WRAS approvals, in addition many carry the BMA’s Water Label for efficient water use too. Our aim is to save our customer’s time, money and valuable resources in the specification process.” On The Way 2 Solutions display are water saving products including touch-free taps, the latest flush controls, low flush WCs, water free urinals, a touch free cubicle and the very latest water control technology from Franke Washroom Systems’ A3000

management system which can be connected or partially connected to a buildings own management system. Completely touch-free washrooms can be specified thanks to a complete range of no-touch products on display. Andy Dukelow concludes; “From the sanitary ware to the fittings, the lighting to the ceiling and from the floor to the cubicles, the entire project can be specified from the products and services on display. It’s a genuinely unique proposition with the cast iron guarantee of longevity and customer support.” For additional information about The Way 2 Solutions from Franke Washroom Systems, please email ws-marketing.gb@franke.com. Follow on Twitter @FrankeSissons.

A selection of stainless steel and solid-surface sinks and taps available through The Way 2 Solutions. www.mclink.co.uk/782-553. ENQUIRY-Card 553

Inta gives shower range an eco boost Inta is furthering its water saving credentials with the introduction of Eco Air Handsets across its entire shower offering. The handsets, which can reduce water consumption by as much as 30%, utilises Inta’s Eco Air technology to volumize the water running through the shower body in order to maintain the optimum shower experience. The new handsets fuse stylish modern design with cutting edge innovation, making for sleek, highperforming showers that deliver considerable water and energy savings. Stuart Gizzi, director at Inta, said: “Most of our showers are already on the Water Label and we have been committed to making less wasteful products for many years now. “For us, it’s important to keep modernising and adapting our ranges to stay upto-date with new trends and technologies - whilst continuing our crusade to make all bathrooms safe and scald-free. www.mclink.co.uk/782-140 ENQUIRY-Card 140

Adur Towel Rails from JIS Europe JIS EUROPE of Haywards Heath have an exciting range of heated towel rails under the banner of their Sussex Range. Named The ADUR, the towel rails are manufactured in an elegant round section shape with a gentle curve front displaying an appearance of refined luxury. The rails are manufactured in three sizes 1250mm high x 400mm, 520mm and 620mm wide. They can be used in central heating, electric or dual fuel formats. The Adur towel rails come with 20 horizontal rails offering a large towel hanging facility. The Adur towel rails are manufactured in 100% stainless steel and are available in brushed satin or polished finish making these towel rails durable and hygienic. They also come with a 25 year guarantee. JIS EUROPE, one of the leading suppliers of modern styled towel rails, point out that steel does not corrode, chip, flake or bubble. www.mclink.co.uk/782-141 ENQUIRY-Card 141

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Expensive. Time consuming. And, frankly a right pain in the posterior. Callbacks must be the bane of most plumbers’ lives. It’s especially annoying when it’s not even your fault – some product has let you down. That means you’ve got to take time off a proper paying job to put the problem right. With the added benefit of an earful from the customer. And if there’s one product that you don’t want to let you down it’s a pan connector. That could land you right in it, if it fails – literally! In the nearly fifty years that Multikwik has been making pan connectors, they have convinced installers by giving them the peace of mind of not having to come back to the job. Of course there have been instances where a wrong sized connector was purchased or where they have been installed incorrectly, although with a product this simple it is sometimes hard to see how!

Aqualisa has announced the Spring launch of one its most exciting digital product ranges to date. The digital technology innovator and award-winning manufacturer will unveil brand new ranges of its Quartz Digital and Visage Digital showers, with products scheduled to arrive in store from mid-February. The new ranges, which offer installers a superb alternative to mixer showers, boast a number of up-to-the-minute features, contemporary aesthetics and are easier to install than ever. Marketing Communications Manager, Janet White says, “We are delighted with the enhanced functionality, performance and appearance of our all-new Quartz and Visage Digital ranges and believe they will set the blueprint for a refined digital standard. Intelligent, intuitive and accessible, they are the smarter way to shower.”

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Opportunity knocks for retailers to restore marital harmony among customers with Geberit DuoFresh Geberit found that nasty niffs in the bathroom were a problem for 87% of people. The rise in number of en-suite bathrooms in loft conversions and cloakrooms converted from under stairs cupboards is exacerbated the issue, with these spaces often lacking much in the way of natural ventilation. The survey, which looked into the bathroom habits of UK consumers,

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found that 29% of respondents are bothered most about odours when using the toilet, with a further 23% of homeowners stating that people not using air freshener after using the bathroom which annoyed them the most. Retailers stocking the Geberit DuoFresh odour extraction system are therefore in a privileged position, not only to be able to extend their profit margins by upselling from a standard framing system, but also to restore harmony to households throughout the country, simply by explaining the virtues of this clever, simple to install, technology to their customers. Bringing a whole new feeling of freshness to the bathroom, Geberit DuoFresh extracts nasty odours from the bathroom without the user even knowing it is there, as it is cleverly concealed within the cistern behind the wall. Even a bathroom that is poorly ventilated will be left with pure fresh air, as active carbon filters clean the air and resupply it to the room. Rather than simply masking an odour as with an air freshener, any lingering unpleasant smells are dealt with directly in the pan, where clean air is gently expelled as soon as the push-button on the flush plate is

activated. Even better, with Geberit DuoFresh even the flush water emits a pleasant smell thanks to a practical insert for in-cistern blocks, which offer a discreet alternative to unsightly rim blocks. While nasty bathroom niffs may not be the easiest subject to talk about with customers, Geberit DuoFresh offers many additional benefits besides leaving the bathroom feeling fresh and clean that are well worth highlighting too. Geberit DuoFresh is less harmful to the environment than having to resort ot using an aerosol, whilst the bathroom will look more uncluttered too, and with no need to open a window in bathrooms that do have nautral venitaltion, customers can save on their heating bills during the colder months too. Furthermore, the system works alongside Geberit’s Sigma dual flush concealed cistern, so it has watersaving credentials too, whilst customers can choose from a range of stylish Sigma 40 flush plates for the finishing touch. To find out more about how retailers can help restore marital harmony and banish family feuds with Geberit DuoFresh visit www.geberit.co.uk or call Geberit on 0800 077 8365. They can also be found tweeting at @GeberitUK or on Facebook at facebook.com/GeberitPro www.mclink.co.uk/782-554 ENQUIRY-Card 554

Wet room wonders from Schlüter-Systems Schlüter-Systems extensive range of wet room products offers simplicity, reliability and easy installation within the home.

Incorporating the very latest innovations for floor-level showers and wet rooms, Schlüter-Systems provides a fully integrated product suite, including top of the range waterproofing sets, drainage systems, and uncoupling and waterproofing membranes for tiling the walls and floors. Products including Schlüter®-

KERDI-LINE are linear drain channel systems which are perfect for the construction of floor level showers and offer a particularly low assembly height. The Schlüter®-KERDISHOWER range are presloped shower bases making tiling straightforward and there are a number of different sizes and dimensions available, providing an ideal substrate for an excellent finish with tile or natural stone. Other products in the range include the Schlüter®KERDI-SHOWER-TB which has been specifically designed for timber substrate environments and the Schlüter®-KERDI-DRAIN which is a square floor drain system with designer grate options. Schlüter®WETROOM range also boast all-in-one wet room kits, including all the necessary components to provide guaranteed waterproofing solution for walls and floors. Carl Stokes, Divisional manager at Schlüter-Systems, comments , “The installation

of a wet room within the home has never been so easy or more accessible. We have received great feedback from tilers using our kits and the fact that we’ve witnessed such an increase in demand for our wet room range really speaks volumes about the popularity of not just the packs buts the products within our wet room range.” “The kits are not only an

installers dream but with the Schlüter®-KERDI-DRAIN and Schlüter®-KERDI-LINE the designers and home owners can tailor make the decision on if they wish to make the drainage channel a feature with the designer grates or for it to blend into the design using the frameless grates.” With over 8,000 products in its range, Schlüter-Systems has an

essential role to play in every professional tiling project. To find out how they can help you to create more beautiful and longer lasting installations, please telephone 01530 813396 or visit the website at www.schluter.co.uk. www.mclink.co.uk/782-555 ENQUIRY-Card 555


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A SITE BETTER RANGE GUIDE From site plans to sustainability issues, from build quality to building regulations, the active House Developer has many variables to consider, whatever the size of site. With market pressures to deliver a property with a unique look to attract the ever present discerning buyer, the quality of internal finishes becomes paramount. When considering the aesthetics of internal door finishes, Premdor, one of Britain’s leading door manufacturers, has made it considerably easier for the Builder and House Developer with the launch of Inspiration, a range guide showcasing the Premdor door range, but stripped bare of all sizing and technical data featuring instead upon high quality photography of the many door options. The Inspiration guide refreshingly concentrates on visual suggestions for doors around the home, be it traditional or contemporary in design, utilising colour, texture or the beauty of natural timber finishes to provide warmth and character. The guide contains over 50 pages of design suggestions.

So, take the hard work out of researching which door finishes would suit your development, let Premdor help with the Inspiration Developer Guide, it’s free of charge and available by ringing 0844 2090008 or visit www.premdor.co.uk. www.mclink.co.uk/782-556. ENQUIRY-Card 556

Brio offers zero clearance Comar 7P.i Folding Sliding SWA member helps restore Brighton Station Door System (FSD) on single run system Terminating opposite its famous beach, Brio, the leading architectural sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, has developed a wide range of hardware for exterior and interior sliding timber doors. Now, its extensive Single Run hardware comes with an option that makes floor to ceiling sliding doors more streamlined and compatible with today’s uncluttered minimalist interiors. Floor to ceiling sliding doors and shutters are becoming more and more popular, providing inbuilt flexibility for how the space is used. But because floor to ceiling doors can present challenges when it comes to sliding door hardware, Brio has designed and manufactured its Single Run top hung system with a Zero Clearance option. The Zero Clearance option, available across the Brio Single Run 80 – Single Run 300 product portfolio, successfully achieves the modern minimalist look with hardware discreetly hidden from view. www.mclink.co.uk/782-144 ENQUIRY-Card 144

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems are delighted to launch their thermally broken Comar 7P.i Folding Sliding Door (FSD). Smooth operation and solutions to meet the design brief, the aluminium Comar 7P.i Folding/Sliding Door (FSD) system offers a myriad of possibilities for commercial or residential projects. Comar 7P.i FSD provides a versatile moveable wall that allows space and light into any project. Even in the winter months the glazed facade offers light as well as keeping the building insulated through the trade-marked Comar 7P.i thermal break technology. By merging aesthetically pleasing features such as robust, yet slim, aluminium profiles with feature-laden operational gearing from the Comar 7P.i FSD system, you have the capability to design open-in or openout stacking doors, folding and sliding from the top or the bottom rollers.

close by the pier stretching out into the English Channel, Brighton’s railway station is part of the resort’s most recognisable structures, and an important part of its architectural heritage. When it came to undertaking significant refurbishment work to the building, local conservation officers sought to restore the elements involved to their original splendour, which has led to a member of the Steel Window Association supplying a large number of arch topped doorsets and windows for the work. London based Govette Windows was awarded the contract by Walker Construction under competitive tender, while the Trevor Patrick Partnership was the architectural consultancy leading the design. As pre-contract plans were being formulated, there was no doubt in anyone’s mind that the inappropriate aluminium framed glazing which had been fitted in the early eighties could not www.mclink.co.uk/782-145 remain. www.mclink.co.uk/782-146 ENQUIRY-Card 145

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Phoenix Door Panels’ continental doors boost retail installers Stylish contemporary-themed composite doors from Phoenix Door Panels part of Masco UK Window Group, are giving a real boost to retail installers. Inspired by sophisticated European trends, the modern door styles, aperture shapes and hardware designs of the Continental Collection of GRP composite doors have struck a chord with homeowners seeking that added dash of individuality for their properties. Further options include elegant D-shaped and longer arched chrome door handles, with the Winkhaus AV2 Rim-latch lock supplying a convenient, quick and discreet locking mechanism. “Customers who have displayed a selection of our new range in their showrooms are reporting positive feedback from consumers impressed by a new take on the more traditionallooking front entrance door,” reports Haydon Statham, Phoenix National Sales Manager. www.mclink.co.uk/782-147 ENQUIRY-Card 147


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Garador Training Courses Receive a Boost for 2014 Garador’s free product and installation training courses were so popular last year that they have increased the number of courses being run for 2014. The product training course offers expert advice and guidance to provide all sales staff with a full understanding of the huge range of doors available plus information on surveying, specification and pricing. With so many advances in modern door design, operations and fitting systems, even people with a vast knowledge of the garage door industry will walk away with something new and interesting to support their business. The installation course offers updated garage door information plus hands on installation training with expert advice and guidance for a range of styles including canopy and retractable Up & Over, Sectional and GaraRoll doors. It also includes an operator session. Simon Hipgrave, managing director of Garador comments, “We want to provide merchants and installers with as much information as possible about our products and these seminars are a fantastic way to deliver this invaluable training.

Garador’s training courses cover everything you need to know about the products and installation of their extensive range of garage doors Courses are free and run over two days at the company’s purpose built modern training facility adjacent to the Garador garage manufacturing plant in Yeovil, Somerset.

For more information about Garador, visit www.garador.co.uk or call us on 01935 443710, email at training@garador.co.uk or visit www.garador.co.uk

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Beautifully crafted window systems, doors and lantern lights made to any size and configuration. Made in Britain at our Wiltshire factory, available in European Oak and durable hard woods from sustainable sources.

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Premdor External Folding Doors Combining Form & Functionality With more people choosing to stay in their existing homes and upgrade them because of the slow housing market, the investment in an external folding door can make an instant and stunning visual impact on any home. Creating a synergy between home and garden, Premdor’s external folding doors are easy to operate, stylish and extremely secure, meeting all legislative and industry requirements. The doors are 54mm thick and are supplied ready to assemble with most components factory pre-machined to ensure ease of installation on site. Both doors and frame are manufactured using a modern engineered construction for stability and have a hardwood core with 3mm oak or hardwood veneer on each visible surface.

To assist with immediate installation the set is factory finished with 3 coats of hard wearing, high build, micro porous finish for long lasting protection. All Premdor folding door sets come complete with doors, frame, cill, hardware, threshold, locks, handles, weather and draught seals. Doors are pre-glazed with 24mm argon filled low ‘E’ double glazed units to ensure thermal efficiency and are supplied with full fitting instructions. Folding doors allow uninterrupted access to your garden or patio in a stylish and elegant way, offering the perfect combination of benefits. For full details visit www.premdor.co.uk or call 0844 2090008

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First large scale carbon neutral development in Scotland uses NorDan windows at Commonwealth Games Village NorDan UK Ltd has supplied high performance energy efficient timber windows and doors for the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village, Glasgow 2014. More than 6500 athletes and officials will stay there for the period of the Games, and afterwards the buildings will revert to a mix of affordable housing with some homes for sale. This forms part of a major regeneration of the East End of Glasgow. The £150m Athletes Village in Glasgow is funded by Glasgow City Council and the

Scottish Government and built by “City Legacy”, a Consortium of contractors including Mactaggart & Mickel, Crudens Building and Renewals and CCG. The architects for this project were RMJM Architects. The result is a transformation of a 35 hectare run down site in the East End of Glasgow in to a much sought after residential area. The homes are designed to the stricter U-values and air tightness demanded by the 2013 Building Regulations for which NorDan’s timber

windows and composite door products are ideal. “Sustainability is key - 10% of the village’s energy will come from renewable energy sources on site, a minimum of 10% recycled materials will be used in the construction”, says Peter O’Neil General Manager in NorDan’s Wishaw office. “The unique design of the accommodation facilities is highly flexible, and allows for relatively simple post games retrofit, which will eventually see a total development of 1500 homes on this site.The first phases will turn the Athletes Village into 400 affordable homes plus 300 for sale.” NorDan is supplying high quality high performance tilt and turn timber windows and fully reversible windows from its NTech 1.2 range External doors are from the NorDan factory at Bor in Sweden, with glazed doors for the ground floors and balconies manufactured at Egersund Norway. www.nordan.co.uk www.mclink.co.uk/782-565 ENQUIRY-Card 565


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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. Fungal & Insect

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Walker profiles completes biggest installation yet in Rehau Total70R Walker Profiles, one of REHAU’s biggest commercial fabricators in Scotland, has completed the largest installation in the UK using the new REHAU TOTAL70R fully reversible window system. More than 1800 fully reversible windows have been installed for Bridgewater Housing Association in 200 properties in Erskine, Renfrewshire to replace pivot timber windows which had come to the end of their life. Motherwell based Walker Profiles

fabricated and installed the windows for Wates Living who are the appointed main contractor for Bridgewater. The windows were all WER B rated in line with the thermal efficiency potential of the properties themselves. Feedback from Bridgewater HA’s tenants about the windows has been hugely positive, largely based around the contemporary styling and the fact that they offer warmth, security and easy operation in what is a very exposed location overlooking the River Clyde. The scope of the project was further enhanced by the replacement of timber residential doors and screens with PVCU doors using the same REHAU TOTAL70 system. Both the doors and windows were manufactured to Secured by Design specification. REHAU’s commercial sales team in Scotland worked closely with Walker Profiles, Wates Living and Bridgewater Housing Association to ensure that the windows met the specification and that the benefits of the new REHAU TOTAL70R were fully realised.

The REHAU TOTAL70R is a contemporary update of REHAU’s successful fully reversible window solution. It has a flush fitting sash and frame, slimmer sightlines than previously and has the potential to achieve a WER A rating if required. It is also compatible with all of the ancillaries in the REHAU TOTAL70 system and can accommodate double or triple glazed units up to 44mm. Walker Profiles became one of the first window companies to start fabricating in the new system when it was launched in 2013, having already built a successful reputation in the Scottish commercial market for the quality of its fully reversible windows. The company has been serving a broad range of clients in the social housing and new build housing sectors in Scotland for more than 15 years. www.mclink.co.uk/782-568 ENQUIRY-Card 568

MEER END’S NEW WINDOW AND DOOR R ANGE

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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Kingspan Solar Thermal Supplies Hot Water for Snowdonia Caravan Park For more information visit www.kingspanenviro.com

Trawsdir is a 5* family-run and maintained Touring & Caravan Park located in Snowdonia National Park in an area of outstanding natural beauty overlooking both Cardigan Bay

and the impressive Lleyn Peninsula. During recent refurbishment work at the Park, local renewable energy installers Arizon Energy, were asked to review options for renewable energy technology, including solar thermal and solar PV. Initial analysis highlighted that the demand for hot water within the shower block was consuming a considerable proportion of the overall energy usage of the Park. Arizon approached Kingspan Solar, part of Kingspan Environmental, to help design a system to provide a reliable source of year-round hot water for the block that could also cope with the heavy seasonal loading placed upon it during peak periods. Kingspan Solar’s specialist design and engineering team designed a dual-purpose solar thermal system that not only heated the domestic potable water for the showers and

Danfoss launches innovative new heat pump As part of its commitment to providing highly efficient, sustainable energy solutions, Danfoss has released a new high capacity ground source heat pump designed for the large domestic property or a simple heating and hot water light commercial application. The latest addition to the DHP-S range, DHP-S Eco has many innovative features to make it work even more efficiently. The heat pump’s peak performance is the result of a newly developed refrigeration circuit, coupled with a new compressor, new refrigerant and the latest generation heat exchanger. Other factors contributing to its high performance are an in-built hot gas exchanger and a new electronic expansion valve. Lars Finne, design manager in R&D at Danfoss said: “The new

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Trawsdir, one of Wales’s top Touring and Caravan Parks, located in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, has embraced renewable energy with the installation of solar technology. Solar thermal now supplies the hot water and feeds the underfloor heating in the shower block, lowering its gas usage and carbon footprint while boosting the Park’s income by around £2,000 per annum.

type of refrigerant and a dedicated scroll compressor has boosted performance to a level that exceeds our expectations. Tests carried out at Danfoss’ test centre in Arvika, Sweden, shows that it outperforms its predecessor by up to 24 per cent on overall efficiency. “ At the same time, we have significantly reduced sound levels by about 5db (A),’ he added. For anyone looking for a more cost effective form of energy for their home or light commercial project, the DHP-S Eco is an attractive proposition, when considering comfort and energy savings. Chris Dale, Director of Danfoss, said: “This is a very exciting addition to our range, which opens up huge opportunities for larger domestic and light commercial projects. With the planned introduction in 2014 of the Renewable Heat Incentive, plus the constantly rising energy costs, the DHP-S Eco is just right for the market and we are expecting a high level of interest.”

DHP-S Eco offers outstanding performance and capacity, combined with optional internet monitoring and a streamlined control system that simplifies operation and keeps costs down. The innovative heat pump system has ‘set and forget’ controls, which ensures hassle-free operation for building owners and managers. Danfoss designs and manufactures a wide range of ground, water and air source heat pumps, which are used for everything from small domestic to large commercial and public sector installations. The company has a network of approved installers who are fully trained to provide design, installation, commissioning and maintenance for its comprehensive range of heat pumps. For more information, visit www.heatpumps.danfoss.co.uk or call 0114 2703 900 www.mclink.co.uk/782-572 ENQUIRY-Card 572

basins within the block; the excess energy it generated also supplied additional hot water to an underfloor heating system to help dry the shower floors and prevent damp and mould developing. In total, 10 Thermomax Heat Pipe solar thermal collectors were specified covering 28m2, to be placed West/East on each side of the shower block. The Thermomax collectors fed heated Glycol to two 500l Manco stainless steel cylinders and one x 500l Manco stainless steel buffer to the underfloor heating. During the winter months, while there is less solar energy and reduced demand for domestic hot water in the Park, the solar thermal system has been designed to continue to feed warmed water into the underfloor heating as a defence against frozen and burst pipes and to continue to resist the build-up of mould. A year on from the original installation and it is clear that the system is out-performing every expectation. Results collated by Arizon have showed enormous energy savings, far outstripping the initial T*SOL predictions. www.mclink.co.uk/782-571 ENQUIRY-Card 571


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EHC Introduce Smart Technology

EHC are committed to providing Products which deliver fully controllable heat at affordable running costs in properties with no access to Mains Gas. For many years our EHC Combination Electric Radiators have been widely accepted as an alternative to traditional storage heating. The major advantage of this reliable system is that they are a 24 hour, fully controllable central heating system which modulates to

maintain a constant room temperature. The radiators look like conventional “wet” system radiators, heat up like conventional “wet” radiators and are 100% efficient. They are maintenance free and do not produce harmful emissions. Each radiator has its own inbuilt thermostat with enables you to control the temperature throughout your home. For complete Control we recommend that each Radiator is hard wired to an EHC Control Box on a dedicated Heating Circuit which is in turn is connected to a 24/7 Programmer and Room Thermostat. To assist with changing lifestyles and spiralling Energy Costs, EHC have adapted the Combination Radiators to enable them to be controlled by easy to install Smart Technology when using our hard wired Control system. The easy to install software can be utilised on a Laptop, Tablet or Smart Phone. The ‘User Friendly’ software gives you maximum Control over your Heating System as Heating Cycles and Temperatures can be monitored and controlled remotely with the added benefit of optimised Weather Data via the Internet. The software will also provide you with information regarding your historic data such as room temperatures. For further information please contact 01698 820533 or alternatively visit www.electricheatingcompany.co.uk www.mclink.co.uk/782-573 ENQUIRY-Card 573

BSS BOSS THE RADIATOR Aiding contractors and consultants in coping with increasingly tight budgets while still fulfilling the need for quality is paramount in today’s market, says John Howes, sales consultant for BOSS RIOpanel heating solutions. Robust, good looking and discreet classically designed Scandinavian–style flat fronted radiators have become the must-have, defining look for today’s interiors in new build and existing building stock undergoing modernisation and refurbishment, and in both commercial or domestic settings. However, budgets in all areas are under pressure but any

temptation to buy solely on price for a short-term fix is emphatically not the path to follow. Buying best possible quality radiators is paramount especially in places where robust product with in-built longevity is required. For high occupancy/high traffic areas such as schools, universities, exhibition and showroom sites, student accommodation and hotels, you really need product

that is built to last. Compromise on quality and you end up buying twice, and that is going to hit you in the pocket long term. Innovative heating solutions providers can help find ways of cutting costs without compromising on quality. When it comes to choosing the right radiator for the job, buyers must be able to rely on the expertise of knowledgeable sales consultants who can do more than just arrange for a radiator to be hung on a wall. They need a company that can organise the whole process from project concept, product design and specification through to service backup and delivery. Basically, they need a

provider who can take on the role of project manager. Radiators made from high quality 2mm Scandinavian steel with different tapping solutions for flexible fixing options and a high quality paint finish have to be top of the wish list for buyers. For example, a radiator made from 2mm steel destined for installation in a hospital will withstand a good bash with a bed while one offering 1.2mm thickness will crumple. And, the ‘fit and forget’ attributes of a quality radiator mean the installers can be confident there will be no time-wasting call backs. A heating solutions provider who can think out of the box and is prepared to be flexible is

a valuable resource for any contractor. For example, the prison service recently consulted with BOSS RIOpanel to develop a radiator with no easily detachable parts that might potentially be used as weapons. The BOSS RIOpanel Compact was reengineered with secured side panels and top grille. and now the radiator is in demand at other prisons. BOSS RIOpanel products are exclusively available from BSS, part of the plumbing and heating division of Britain’s largest builders’ merchant group with 60 locations nationwide. A manufacturer who never says no to unusual demands and can adapt its products to curve and angle to fit the demands of any building shape can deal with anything a client could wish for. The importance of offering the customer a choice of product as well as practical help such as organising deliveries, as and when they are needed, cannot be over-emphasised. For more information on the BOSS RIO panel product range visit www.rinnaiuk.com www.mclink.co.uk/782-574 ENQUIRY-Card 574


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Rinnai renewables range boosts performance

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Rinnai’s solar water heating solutions are designed to offer a blend of ecofriendly technologies, guaranteed to provide a constant flow of hot water, no matter how many showers or taps are in use at the same time. Hot water produced by a HE Rinnai condensing continuous flow water heater can be utilised as a secondary heat source for a solar or ASHPboosted hot water delivery system. Providing an ultra-high efficiency renewables system and minimising fossil fuel usage, a key area for new and existing regulation such as ERP and Breeam. For allyear round hot water, Rinnai Infinity HDC1500 and HDC 1200 condensing continuous flow water heaters are renewables ready. They can be easily retro fitted to existing systems – future proofing current installs or supplied as ready to install turnkey packages featuring flat plate or evacuated tube collectors, the units can also act as a booster to preheated water from a heat pump or heat recovery system. For example, a Rinnai unit used as a solar gas booster maximises solar gain, as it only consumes energy when a boost in temperature is required, as the Infinity systems have

technologically advanced internal monitoring controls and a modulation range from 58kw – 2.4kw, the water heaters intelligently read the hot water temperature and only inject the precise amount of gas required to boost the water temperature – providing an unrivalled level of gas optimization. When the renewable source achieves temperature the unit is inactive. Fossil fuel is only used when the renewable thermal energy store is below its set-point, thus reducing the dependency on fossil fuel and reducing CO2 emissions. Rinnai UK’s Infinity PLUS renewables range includes solar store vessels and both flat plate and evacuated tube collectors, each with specific benefits to suit the individual application. Either option will provide years of low-maintenance, low-cost energy for heating water during the summer months – and beyond. Rinnai offers assistance with the design, specification and installation of a solar hot water/heating system which can save money on ever increasing fuel bills. For more information on the RINNAI product range visit www.rinnaiuk.com www.mclink.co.uk/782-575 ENQUIRY-Card 575

Beautiful designer radiators for modern living To see the full Henrad range visit www.henrad.co.uk Telephone: 0844 543 6200

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UK-manufactured Ecodan cylinder takes up 30 per cent less room Mitsubishi Electric has launched two new preplumbed and pre-wired hot water cylinders for the Ecodan monobloc range to offer a renewable heating solution with one of the smallest footprints on the market. The 150 litre and 180 litre stainless steel cylinders are ideal for new-build properties where space is at a premium, as well as retro-fit situations where they can offer the installer more flexibility in location and design. Delivering space heating and domestic hot water in the smallest space possible,

Heat pump with the highest Hydronik – the top name in underfloor heating COP on the market Panasonic’s highly efficient air-towater heat pump range now offers even more with the launch of the 5kW Aquarea Mono Bloc heat pump which is ideal for new build projects. Specially designed for low consumption homes, the new Aquarea 5kW MonoBloc is ideal for installation in new residential properties or where space for an outdoor unit is limited. There is no separate indoor unit needed as Panasonic’s Mono-Bloc enclosure contains all components within a single unit: heat exchanger; seven-speed hot water circulation pump; safety valve; pressure gauge and a 3 kW electrical heater to provide back-up in extreme cold weather. Panasonic’s latest range of Aquarea systems are easy to install, saving time and cost and are capable of providing both heating and cooling as standard. www.mclink.co.uk/782-148 ENQUIRY-Card 148

Heating professionals or property owners looking to achieve underfloor heating with optimum performance and reliability need only have one name to remember: Hydronik. As a long established manufacturer of high performance underfloor heating systems, Timoleon has united its tried, tested and trusted products for timber and screeded floors under the new brand name. The move is backed up by the manufacturer's renowned build quality, along with comprehensive technical support, new literature and a re-launched website. Together they enable heating engineers, consultants and end users to access a comprehensive range of solutions to suit a variety of construction situations in different building types: from residential and retail to schools, healthcare and large commercial.

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the units still offer optimum performance and an advanced, yet simple to use graphical interface controller. “We have listened to our customers and developed a slimline cylinder that still delivers all of the advanced facilities that Ecodan is renowned for,” explains

Charlton & Jenrick launch the Infinity 890BF

John Kellett, General Manager of the company’s Heating Systems Division. With heights of 1880mm and 1950mm, the cylinders have a 30-35 per cent smaller footprint and are fully compatible with Mitsubishi Electric’s wireless room controllers. Designed and manufactured in the UK, both the ECOSLIM-150L-PP-MEUK and the ECOSLIM-180L-PP-MEUK offer a hybrid function for use in tandem with conventional boilers. The hybrid capability enables premises with existing, high-carbon systems to benefit from Ecodan’s award-winning renewable heating performance. The pre-programmed SD card enables installers and heating engineers to preprogramme the heating system to offer fast on-site commissioning. Both the 150l and 180l Slimline models are single zone to ensure that they are competitively priced. An optional 2zone extension kit is also available should the customer require it. The cylinders use Mitsubishi Electric’s FTC4 controller, complete with an integrated immersion heater relay and intelligent controls which offer room compensation capabilities to regulate the flow temperature according to need. For further information on the full range of renewable heating solutions visit the dedicated website at heating.mitsubishielectric.co.uk or call 01707 282880. www.mclink.co.uk/782-577 ENQUIRY-Card 577

Pegler Yorkshire Launches New Online Tool

Charlton & Jenrick are extremely proud to announce a further addition to the successful 890 range of Gas Fires the stunning 890BF. With the same bespoke, sophisticated design of the existing Infinity 890 range, the 890BF projects an outstanding, and extremely realistic flame picture, and one that will no doubt compliment and enhance any living space. With a modest gas input of 3.4 KW, and a very impressive efficiency of 92 %, the Infinity 890BF is a Gas Fire that is both beautiful to look at, and extremely economical to maintain. By achieving this performance without the need of a huge input gas rate, the Infinity 890BFhas superior décor compatibility, which has been a challenge for built in balanced flue models over the years.

Pegler Yorkshire, a market-leading authority in the plumbing and heating industry, has launched a new online selector tool to provide installers and contractors with a unique way to identify the most effective method to join pipe work in any given situation. INSIGHT is the perfect online tool to help installers, contractors and specifiers choose the right system for the job. Through three simple stages of search and selection (confirming the type of project, application and pipe work system), INSIGHT will help installers to identify and select the most appropriate way of joining pipe work for a specific project. Jointing products can be flexible to meet varying requirements but dependent upon the project, application and needs, some will perform far better than others and be quicker and easier to www.mclink.co.uk/782-150 install. www.mclink.co.uk/782-151 ENQUIRY-Card 150

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