With the UK experiencing a home and landscaping renovation boom, ACO Water Management has launched its gravel stabilising ground reinforcement system — GravelGuard.
Manufactured from 100% polypropylene, it is designed to facilitate unimpeded drainage of surface water while simultaneously ensuring gravel stability for pedestrian and vehicle access. It is suited to a range of applications, including driveways, garden paths, public spaces, and roof surfaces.
One of the defining features of GravelGuard is the incorporated geo-textile membrane, which helps to reduce weed growth and crucially speeds up installation by not requiring the installation of two separate layers of membrane and grid.
Within both the Vita and Softline Series, the Silhouette Concept from Stelrad will be available in Anthracite Grey.
Head of Marketing Chris Harvey said: “The addition of coloured options from stock has been well received. We’re seeing the numbers of orders increasing week on week and it is clear that radiators are being seen by many as part of the décor in a home rather than simply as a heating appliance.”
Said to be the first purpose-designed solution for decorators, the new Purdy Backpack is a comfortable to carry organisational storage system for professional painting tools.
Manufactured from a durable, weather resistant fabric, the backpack features several dedicated pockets for a variety of tools. This includes a pocket for roller frames and sleeves up to 18”, an external extension pole compartment, as well as slots for prep tools and a multitude of brushes.
There are external compartments and clips for personal items, water bottles; and an external USB connector to keep devices charged.
The SikaCeram FlowFix bonding primer and jointing compound system is designed to provide a bond between porcelain paving and the bedding mortar, and can be applied by brush or roller to the underside of the paving during installation.
Once installed, the porcelain paving tiles can be finished with SikaCeram-621 FlowFix Jointing Compound. A controlled, cementitious flowable jointing grout, it is suitable for joints between 3-10mm wide and 20mm in depth and is poured on and worked into the joints using a squeegee.
Marsh Industries has announced the launch of the ‘SuDS SAFE’ Hydroil oil separator range with the inclusion of mitigation indices. The company tested the Hydroil separator range for total suspended solids and metal mitigation indices in line with the British Water Code of Practice testing procedures. This is in addition to an existing test procedure, whereby the Hydroil has already achieved EN858-1 certification for light liquid separators.
Combining these two test sets together and applying the Ciria SuDS manual simple index approach to proprietary/manufactured storm water treatment devices, the Hydroil separator range is able to achieve the following mitigation indices: Hydrocarbons: 97.5%, Total Suspended Solids: 84.35%, Total Metal Reduction: 63.26%.
Reflecting the latest interior trends, Fibo has added two new designs to its Urban Collection with the Herringbone and Hexagonal designs joining Metro Brick which was launched last year.
Both of the new designs are available in a choice of three decors: London, which is a high gloss, warm grey shade; White Silk, a clean, white colourway; and the brand-new Black Silk, which provides a dark and dramatic silky finish. Black Silk is now also available in the Metro Brick design found within the Urban Collection.
All of the designs in the collection come with a 25-year warranty.
Firestone ISOGARD HD
Making the environmentally-friendly polyiso board more widely available to the UK market, Permaroof has added Firestone ISOGARD HD to its portfolio.
Manufactured with a 100% fibreglass, mould and moisture-resistant facer, the product is said to add structural strength to a roofing system and helps to absorb the effects of hail, foot traffic and other potentially damaging impacts.
Working to minimise energy use and reduce waste, helping to ensure a healthy environment for current and future generations, it is also easy to cut and handle for quick installation around roofing details such as drains or other penetrations, reducing installation time and labour costs.
19mm Collated Flooring Screw
With the problem of squeaky floorboards often attributed to poor fasteners such as nails working loose over time, Simpson Strong-Tie says its new MTHZ19E collated underlayment screw offers a solution.
And whilst conventional 25mm timber screws used to fasten flooring can carry a risk of damaging underfloor electrical cables or puncturing water pipes, the new MTHZ19E is designed for the Quik Drive auto-feed screw system and allows fast and secure underlayment to subfloor installations, with a sharp point for fast start and a trim head for a neat finish.
LPG Variant Greenstar 2000
Initially introduced in response to installer requests, Worcester Bosch has announced the launch of its LPG variant for its price-competitive Greenstar 2000 boiler range. Now available in LPG with outputs of 25kW and 30kW, the new model offers solutions for numerous applications including caravans, static homes and holiday parks, as well as homes off the gas grid.
The LPG variant comes with a five-year guarantee as standard and a six-year guarantee when installed with a Greenstar System Filter.