Products and Services – March 2020

Products and Services – March 2020

Essential Bathrooms

Maine furniture collection

Following the successful launch of the contemporary Dakota and Colorado ranges, Essential Bathrooms has strengthened its offering once again with the new Maine furniture collection. Embracing both contemporary and traditional design, Maine is available in two colour options — Cashmere Ash and Graphite Grey — and is supplied fully assembled.

The range consists of floor standing units and ceramic vanity basins, WC units, mirror, toilet seat and bath panels, and features an on-trend textured wood grain finish, solid cast doorknobs and soft-close functionality on the doors. The units come in 500, 600 and 800mm widths, offering a variety of options for stockists.


Timber Frame Insulation

As the market for new-build timber frame housing continues to grow, Rockwool is supporting merchants by expanding its Trade Insulation range to include solutions specifically for timber frame buildings.

The Thermal Timber Frame Slab is designed to provide faster installation, sized to minimise on-site waste and is available in 90mm and 140mm thicknesses and a 570 width. The new Sound Slab product, meanwhile, is designed for timber frame partition walls built at 400mm centres and is designed to provide high levels of both sound and fire protection.



Coolag has launched Alfie, a wall mount developed to simplify the installation of wall mounted taps, bar shower valves and many other brassware fittings, offering both accuracy and protection for the connections during the period they are vulnerable to other trades prior to final fix.

The mount is designed to overcome such problems as alignment, depth planning, rigidity, hot works, drilling tiles and the risk of concealed water leaks occurring within the wall. It is manufactured from corrosion resistant materials and can be rapidly configured for either solid wall or hollow wall applications.

BMI UK & Ireland


The manufacturer of flat and pitched roofing and waterproofing solutions has revised and enhanced its portfolio with the introduction of Sealoflex, a liquid applied waterproofing range which offers a choice of high-performance system solutions for a host of requirements and applications.

To provide ultimate specification and installation peace of mind, the three systems in the range —Ultima, Prima and Endura — are all backed by the company’s guarantees and six-step specification service to meet customer design and technical needs. Sealoflex is available in four and 15 litre resealable cans, to reduce waste, and a colour choice of grey and white.



Airgap 6000 Series

The Airgap 6000 Series is a height adjustable, bottom-inlet toilet fill valve which is compliant with UK Water Fittings Regulations and has been introduced to deal with the issue of ‘blue water’ prevention.

Other features include: easy ‘no tool’ service; quiet refill with the spiral flow Vortex Generator; unhindered performance at low and high pressures; delayed / non-delayed side and bottom entry; plastic and brass fixings available.


SureBrick System

The SureBrick brick slip system is described as lightweight and non-combustible, offering practical benefits such as simple, flexible installation and cost efficiency. Suitable for use in all new build and refurbishment projects, the system can be fixed to a variety of backing wall types including steel framing systems, timber frame and concrete.

From a design perspective, the system is compatible with any 65mm frost-resistant brick and can incorporate traditional brick detailing and brick coursing alignments. Projects that require brick matching can also be accommodated.


Polar COB

New from Sensio Lighting, Polar is a flexible strip light designed to deliver a uniform line of light showcasing great advances in Chip On Board (COB) LED technology.

Available in warm white, natural white and cool white, Polar is suitable for any type of kitchen styling and is available in a 5m reel. It is easy to install with the applied, high-quality 3M VHB adhesive backing tape that sticks to any dry flat surface. Unlike many flexible strip lights, it can be cut multiple times — scissor icon marks are situated at 31mm intervals identifying where the strip can be cut.



Smart Panel Flush Plate

The VitrA Smart Panel flush plate uses digital sensor technology to create a hygienic and efficient WC flush. Made in glossy black glass, the panel can be synced to the owner’s mobile phone through VitrA’s app, allowing the user to flush using the app remotely.

The panel has three flushing options, allowing the user to have control over water usage. An auto-flush mode is also available, supplying the optimum volume of water according to each flush. For families, the smart flush plate can be locked as a safety precaution for children.



Eco-Foil Starter Packs

Addressing the environmental problem of disposing of the single use plastic cartridge, Hilton Banks has launched the HB42 All-in-One ‘Eco-Foils’ Starter Pack, including three Eco-Foils and a Sealant Gun.

According to the company, the Eco-Foils produce 95% less waste than the single use tubes and users get 38% more sealant than in the 290ml plastic tube. The product itself seals, sticks and fills, is flexible up to 230%, can be over-painted and also works in the wet. It is low in VOCs and the company says it will bond to almost anything. It is also food safe, and fully cures in 24 hours.


Grey Ash Lucia

Satisfying the steady demand for classically styled bathroom furniture with contemporary design cues, PJH has expanded its popular Lucia floor-standing bathroom furniture collection by adding a new Grey Ash range to its Bathrooms to Love portfolio.

Grey Ash joins Satin White Ash and Sea Green Ash in the collection, all with a textured woodgrain finish and brushed chrome handles. Fine design details are featured across the range of units and accessories, such as tapered legs, slim borders, modern framed doors and a tactile finish. Supplied pre-assembled, all units come complete in PJH’s ‘One-Box Solution’, simplifying ordering, delivery and installation.



White Oak and Warm Oak

Extending the Strato wood flooring collection, Tuscan has introduced White Oak and Warm Oak to its Strato range. The ‘au natural’ White Oak is said to create a light and airy feel in the home and provides a modern rustic look, which will work with both contemporary and traditional decors. The Warm Oak addition, meanwhile, responds to the trend for darker woodgrains which create a warm environment for the home.

White Oak and Warm Oak are available in large single planks in size 14 x 207 x 2200mm. Strato wood flooring is suitable with underfloor heating, both electric mat and water piped.



‘Hi5’ Five Year Warranty

Designed to provide peace of mind for users, HiKOKI Power Tools has announced its ‘Hi5’ five year extended warranty on its 18V and 36V (Multi Volt) brushless cordless ranges.

To secure the Hi5 warranty all your customers have to do is register the cordless brushless power tools for an extra two years over the already automatic three years from the Heavy Duty three year warranty. Batteries 5.0Ah and over are covered, as well as Multi Volt batteries.


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