A sustainable concrete block, Greenbloc, has been launched by CCP. The block is a high-density load bearing concrete block made from class 1 aggregates and Cemfree — a cement-free alternative to conventional concrete.
Manufactured to BS EN 771 – 3: (2011) and complying with Part E of the Building Regulations for Walls and Floors, Greenbloc is manufactured, stored and placed in the same way as conventional concrete blocks. With no compromise on strength compared to ordinary Portland cement (OPC) blocks, it is said to be suitable for all applications, including foundations, load bearing walls, internal leaves of cavity walls and partition walls.
Dulux has introduced two new premium paints and a curated range of classic colours, supporting professionals to meet more high-end demands from UK homeowners. The Dulux Heritage range includes a Velvet Matt emulsion, which offers a soft-to-touch finish. Heritage Eggshell, meanwhile, is a durable and hard-wearing water-based eggshell for use on interior wood and metal in a tough formulation.
Duraspin Auto-Feed Screwdrivers
The new generation of Duraspin Auto-Feed Screwdrivers from Senco are designed to increase productivity by as much as 30%. Each model in the range is powered by a brushless motor giving increased performance with reduced size, whilst the new 3.0 Ah Li-Ion battery is said to ensure an extended life.
Users can go from collated to single screw driving in a reduced time with a twist, which releases the front part of the tool. The screwdrivers also feature a Corner Fit feed system which delivers an improved line of sight and corner access.
With the size of the average UK bathroom measuring around 4.4m2, the latest collection from RAK Ceramics aims to solve the problem of creating luxury results in compact spaces. Designed specifically with small bathrooms in mind and created in collaboration with award-winning Italian designer Maurizio Scutellà, RAK-Petit is a collection of small washbasins for compact spaces.
Featuring circular and square shapes, the freestanding ceramic washbasins measure 360mm wide x 900mm tall. The wall-hung washbasins also feature round or square basin shapes combined with a ceramic ledge and measure 765 x 360mm.
Brushless twin pack kits relaunch
HiKOKI Power Tools UK has relaunched its KC18DBFL2 and KC18DPL 18V Brushless Twin Pack Kits with 36V Multi Volt batteries. When running at 36 V the BSL36A18 Multi Volt batteries have a capacity of 2.5 Ah, and 5.0Ah at 18V. That means that the 36V battery packs have a capacity of more than 1000 Watts.
Intelligent connecting technology makes it possible for the battery pack to detect whether it is being used in an 18 Volt or a 36V device, automatically adjusting the voltage. The Packs are covered by a three-year warranty, which can be extended to five years with the Hi5 warranty scheme.
Fire Door Hardware
Offering builders’ merchants a complete fire door product range, Spärka, has expanded its product collection with nationwide availability to merchants on a next day delivery promise.
The new variety of more than 150 SKUs includes door handles, latches, locks, keyholes, thumb-turns and door closers in a range of finishes. The products are available in simple packs — including bathroom lock and hinge packs as well as sash lock and hinge packs — and are also available in a variety of finishes and sizes in one recyclable cardboard box or recyclable plastic bag.
Hand sanitiser dispenser
Recognising that sanitisation is an essential activity in the prevention of COVID-19 and one of the first steps towards providing a safe working environment, industrial product designer Ronis Perdios has created the new HYpost system — a foot-operated hand sanitiser dispenser.
The durable unit is manufactured using rotation moulding and reinforced with a metal subframe to make it suitable for use on construction sites and other tough environments. It is constructed with an antimicrobial outer body and is available in high vis yellow, light grey or dark stone.
Self-Righting Site Light
The latest addition to the Makita range of LED site lighting solutions is a new self-balancing area site light. The DML810 18V Self Righting Site Light LXT delivers up to 5,500 lumens (lm) and 360 degree illumination with the option for corded or cordless operation.
The self-balancing design of the light means that it remains upright, even when knocked or bumped, whilst the 202 super luminous daylight-white LEDs provide high quality illumination without the heat of halogens or incandescent lights. It features three operation modes and three illumination direction modes.
Red Stag Materials
Road Maintenance Supplies
In a move to become a one-stop-shop for road surfacing contractors, Red Stag Materials is expanding its product line to include a range of premium road maintenance supplies.
The supplier offers a solution to the problem of filling potholes after acquiring the exclusive UK distribution rights to EZ Street asphalt, and has joined forces with several local authorities across the country to meet their pothole repair needs during the Covid-19 lockdown crisis by turning pothole repairs into a one-man job, saving money on man hours, plant hire and storage costs.
The Burnley-based door handles and hardware supplier has increased its portfolio of aftercare and maintenance products under the TouchProtect range — a suite of products designed to help combat the transmission of bacteria and viruses on contact surfaces. Products within the range include TouchProtect Anti-Microbial Hygiene Spray Paint, which is a 2-pack spray paint that contains a silver biocide to kill bacteria and can be easily applied to hardware and many other surface materials.
Also available is TouchProtect Anti-Microbial Self Adhesive Film whilst the company’s premium hand sanitiser has a high alcohol content, slightly thickened for a ‘silky smooth’ finish, to provide residual protection “for professionals and tradespeople who need to utilise sanitiser regularly”.
Bond It’s hybrid range high performance sealants and adhesives are said to offer “truly outstanding” performance by combining the advantages of both silicone and polyurethane. Hybrids are low odour, making them suitable for sensitive indoor applications, as well as being quick curing, non-shrinking, UV resistant, can be used without primers, and have “exceptionally good adhesion to almost any construction material”.
The company’s PRO RANGE offers six products specifically designed to deliver enhanced performance characteristics including the GRIPBOND PRO ‘all-in-one’ sealant and adhesive. Available in four colours, including crystal clear for an invisible seal, the firm says it has become “an immensely popular choice thanks to its versatility, bond strength and speed of curing”.