For over 40 years, Professional Builder has been the favoured magazine of the building trade, picked up each month from merchant counters by more than 120,000 tradespeople. As we delve into its April issue to look at some of the articles, latest new products and advertising campaigns from the industry’s active suppliers, take advantage of PBM’s unique insight into the buying habits of your key customers to make more trade counter sales.
Composite decking & 2020 brochure
Unlike its wood counterpart, composite decking, such as the new Piranha range from the Talasey Group, will not rot, warp or split. There’s also no need to stain or paint a deck every year — just simple, regular cleaning.
The company’s Hunter range consists of three colour options, with a wood-effect pattern on one side and a colour-matching traditional grooved finish on the reverse, meaning they can be laid either way or contrasted to create unique designs. Similarly, Fuzion is dual-sided to reveal different shades of the same colour pallet.
The Talasey Group describes its 2020 Landscape Directory as the largest catalogue of products that the company has ever compiled. It includes natural stone, porcelain paving, handmade clay pavers, resin-bound aggregates, artificial grass and landscaping installation, maintenance and accessory products. It also features the new range of composite decking and fencing.
Black Spot & Algae Remover
Described as a new stain removal treatment that will restore the appearance of natural stone, concrete, brick and porcelain, LTP’s Black Spot & Algae Remover can break down residue in just two hours, and is suitable for the deep cleaning of new and existing paths, patios and driveways.
It targets black spot, lichen, moss, algae, and others stains, caused by damp and slippery leaf matter.
Rollins & Sons
Distributed in the UK by Rollins & Sons, the Channellock E358 XLT 8in. End Cutting Pliers are manufactured in the USA and are designed to cut hard and soft wires, so are suitable for steel fixers to twist and cut binding wire in reinforced steel structures as well as being designed for removing nails or cutting them flush to the wall, floor or ceiling.
The knife and anvil style cutting surface is laser heat treated to provide cutting precision while the XLT Xtreme Leverage Technology means considerably less force is required to cut.
Cutting Saw Blades
Specifically designed for greater efficiency when cutting metal with a cordless circular saw, the Makita Efficut Metal saw blades incorporate ‘chip breaker style’ saw tips which are designed to ensure excellent chip ejection.
The tips are made of cermet and remain stable when cutting, even when impacted, and therefore reduce the risk of breakage. The thin 1.1mm Kerf, meanwhile, produces less resistance during operation and is therefore said to be less draining on the battery — with up 1.6 times more cuts when compared to equivalent standard saw blades.
Silent-PP drainage system
It is the mineral-reinforced polypropylene material that is said to help Geberit’s Silent-PP drainage system achieve first-class acoustics optimisation, effectively reducing natural vibrations and noise.
The range of easy-to-install push fit drainage pipes and fittings has now achieved certification from the British Board of Agrément (BBA) to offer an important mark of quality assurance to your customers.
A neat ad from ACO puts a new slant on innovative drainage solutions by illustrating how its new Threshold Drain corner unit has built on the versatility and simplicity of the company’s existing system. Now offering an answer to more than just doorways, the corner unit means that the practical, sharp styling of the slim channel design can be used around the whole patio, walkway and other pedestrian areas.
To see comprehensive details online, including through the ACO Visualiser, visit https://www.aco.co.uk/products/thresholddrain
Feel the rumble
The Hep2O In4Sure secure jointing technology means that installers can actually ‘feel the rumble’ which lets them know they made the ‘perfect push-fit’. Compatible with a variety of piping solutions and given a 9 out of 10 rating for quality, Wavin offers a 50-year guarantee on the product and is even offering free test packs for installers to try it out for themselves.
Take a look at a video on the company’s YouTube channel via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zsFvyxt_Do
The company has created a stunning advert to show that “Paving isn’t just paving. It’s possibilities.” The artwork outlines how outside spaces that “inspire, enhance and shake things up” can be created with its products, whilst it can also offer the support to make “everything easy and anything possible”.
For a full overview on what the company can offer, head to https://www.brettlandscaping.co.uk/professional/
Encompassing JG Speedfit, SharkBite and Reliance Valves, RWC’s family of products promises to take installers from the boiler to the point of use by offering integrated solutions that are fast and simple to use.
With an ad that cleverly depicts the products in practice, the company says its portfolio of pipe connection technology — where plastic meets brass to offer a complete push-fit solution — and pressure and temperature control valves will give your customers everything they need to complete the job more efficiently.
Said to be “Tried & Tested” by the nations, builders, Tarmac says that the weatherproof packaging used on its wide range of Blue Circle packed cement products will provide all the protection you and your customers will need.
To discover more about the Blue Circle family, visit bluecircle.co.uk/trade