CF-24 Flexible Tile Adhesive
Dunlop’s CF-24 Flexible Tile Adhesive is a slow-set tile adhesive with reduced slip and extended open time for those difficult tiling jobs, or when tiling in hot or humid conditions. Available in Grey and White, it has a pot life of five hours and an open time of 30 minutes on the wall or floor.
Water resistant and suitable for grouting in 24 hours, it can be used internally or externally in dry or wet areas (tank with an appropriate waterproofing system). Because it is flexible, it is suitable for use with underfloor or undertile heating systems where they are encased with an appropriate levelling compound.
Composite Prime has launched its first product for the interiors market — Touchstone Flooring. The waterproof flooring system is fire, scratch and indent resistant, and has been manufactured with a textured 3D surface to deliver the aesthetics of solid or engineered wood and stone flooring.
The new product can be safely installed and used in high traffic environments, including bathrooms and kitchens. Available in 16 finishes and coming with an acoustic underlay, it is suitable for both residential and commercial developments, and is covered by a 25-year warranty.
Said to “give builders exactly what they want,” Setcrete Latex is a low odour, self-smoothing floor levelling compound for use in light to medium traffic internal areas prior to the installation of new floorcoverings.
It is suitable for use over a wide range of absorbent subfloor types including sand/cement screed and concrete, as well as non-absorbent subfloors, whilst it can also be used over underfloor heating installations. Applied at thicknesses between 2-10mm, it is walk on hard in around two hours.
Greenstar 2000 boiler
The newly-named Greenstar 2000 boiler replaces the Worcester 2000 launched last year. The upgrades include full 230v controls compatibility, easier PRV push-fit connection, and copper tails for CH flow and return included for a quicker installation. Along with these improvements, the price of the boiler has also been reduced.
Suitable for apartments plus small and medium sized homes with one bathroom, the Greenstar 2000 is described as Worcester Bosch’s quietest combi boiler, with hot water flow rates up to 12 l/min. The product also comes with a 5-year guarantee as standard and a 6-year guarantee when installed with a Greenstar System Filter.
Thanks to advancements in processing technology, Marley has launched an enhanced Ashdowne clay handcrafted range. The tiles feature subtle distressed edges and irregularities, replicating a hand-made tile aesthetic. Available in two colour options — Ashurst and Aylesham Mix — the tiles can create the warmth and character of a traditional hand-made roof.
The collection is fully compatible with the Marley full roof system, complemented by a range of fittings and accessories, and covered by a 15-year guarantee.
Dry Bagged Mortar
Cemex has expanded its mortar range by adding 25kg bagged options to two of its dry mixes in order to provide customers with increased flexibility of supply.
M4 and M12 Natural Mortar are now available in 25kg bags, as well as 1 tonne bags alongside the original dry silo option. Both sizes of bags are fully waterproof to make storage even easier, and are factory-made for guaranteed consistency, using dried constituents, accurately blended to approved mix designs to produce mortars that comply with the requirements of BS EN 998-2.
Polartec power stretch jackets and fleeces
Said to be a ‘must for the autumn and winter on site’ Snickers is introducing recycled Polartec fabric technology. The versatile FlexiWork full-stretch jackets, deliver a tight, body-hugging fit with efficient moisture transportation and durable shape retention plus great freedom of movement. Long johns are also available to match for full body insulation.
The AllroundWork fleeces and bodywarmers — made from 80% recycled polyester — are “packed warmth and comfort to keep your body warm or comfortably cool when you most need it.” Fashionable and functional, they are said to combine practicality with street-smart looks and the right kind of sustainable choice.
Completing its 800 range, Baxi has launched the 800 Heat to give installers an increased range of boiler solutions to suit every customer, house type and budget. Ranging in 16, 25 and 30kW outputs, the ultra-lightweight 800 Heat joins the manufacturer’s line-up of system and combi boilers.
Thanks to its compact size, the boiler can be securely wall mounted inside a 290mm deep cupboard. The flue, up to 12 meters in size, can then be positioned either centrally or to the rear of the system for a flexible and neat install whilst for added reassurance, the unit has a 10-year parts and labour warranty.
Designed to offer superior comfort, durability and protection in the colder months, Dickies has expanded its range of safety footwear with the Medford Boot which features a waterproof leather upper, plus thermal insulation to keep feet warm and dry in cold and wet weather conditions.
Meeting the S3 safety classification, the footwear benefits from Dickies’ innovative DTC outsole which is designed to achieve the highest grip performance on smoother surfaces. The DTC sole has ergonomic flex lines and geometric tread patterns for maximum ground contact, even in wet conditions.
Black Edition 5m tape measure
The RST Black Edition 5m tape measure features a class II nylon coated metric and imperial 25mm wide blade with 2m standout and has a triple riveted non-slip end hook which measures from zero. The bi-material case is made from a tough ABS plastic shell, covered in a shock absorbing rubber jacket which is slip resistant and comfortable to hold. Available in 5m (box of 10) and 8m (box of 6) lengths, RST Tools is represented in the UK by Rollins & Sons (London).
4.4-metre primed MDF Profiles
In order to offer merchants increased storage flexibility when planning their core stock ranges, W.Howard has launched 4.4-metre length range of primed MDF Profiles. These are offered in addition to the established 5.4-metre long profiles, allowing distributors to choose whichever size best suits their needs.
Products now available in these shorter, half pack lengths include W.Howard’s popular Torus 1, Ogee 1, and Rounded One Edge White Primed Classic Profiles, as well as the Chamfered & Rounded, OSE and Ovolo Contemporary Profiles. These new products form part of the firm’s Core Range, so are available from stock and can be ordered with a five-day lead time.