Counter talk – PHPI

Counter talk – PHPI

Use PBM’s unique insight into the buying preferences of the nation’s plumbers and heating engineers to make more trade counter sales.

Just as with its sister publication Professional Builder, Professional Heating & Plumbing Installer magazine acts as an essential bridge between the industry’s suppliers, stockists and an army of 60,000+ installers and heating engineers.

Picked up from trade counters across the country, the magazine offers its readers up-to-the-minute news, feature articles, business advice and product tests in addition to a host of giveaways and competitions. Championing the highest industry standards, PHPI’s readers are all actively seeking support from their local stockists to source what they need for their next job.

Thanks to PHPI’s loyal readership of plumbing and heating professionals, were able to delve into the data to present genuine insight into the buying behaviour of your trade customers to highlight the essential industry info each month. In addition, we can bring you details of the latest campaigns and new product launches from manufacturers and suppliers looking to target the plumbing and heating sector.

PBM takes a closer look at some of the stand-out products from the latest issue of PHPI.



Bluehelix Tech RRT

The combi and system boilers offer a range of new technical features including a patented stainless steel Thermobalance heat exchanger, which is shaped to ensure increased water flow and improve efficiency. This feature is said to make the boiler ideal for replacement installations that are more prone to producing sediment in the exchanger.

The combi is available in 24, 28 and 34kW outputs and the system model in 18, 24 and 34kW. If the boiler is required to run on LPG, no conversion kit is needed.



Dirtmag Mini

Expanding its dirt and air separation range, Altecnic has launched the Dirtmag Mini filter. Compact in size, the filter allows for flexible installation thanks to features such as the quick-fit system and interchangeable compression connections for horizontal, vertical or angled installation.

A self-cleaning function also allows installers to drain debris from the system without opening the filter body and the full-bore isolation valves aim to deliver ease of servicing. The product comes packaged as a single unit or as part of a compliance pack, which includes the FASTcleaner and maximum protection inhibitor aerosol canisters.


F range

To reduce time spent on site and minimise call backs, Fernox has reformulated its Cleaner F3, Protector F1 and Protector+ Filter Fluid products. The new formulations are said to have a much higher concentration of the main active ingredients, so a new 500ml bottle or 400ml Express canister within the ‘F’ range can now treat a 130-litre system — up from a 100-litre system previously — 16 radiators, and 250m2of underfloor systems.


Mira Showers

Mira Flight Level

With multigenerational living on the rise, Mira Showers has launched a 25mm low-level shower tray to offer an accessible solution that provides an open and spacious showering space for a wet-room look.

The new tray is made from acrylic-capped resin stone, is scratch and chip resistant, and features BioCote technology to reduce bacteria and mould growth by up to 99.9%. The Flight Level’s removable waste trap has been specially designed to prevent blockages and leakages.



Kinedo Kinespace

Designed to make fitting shower enclosures easier, Saniflo’s Kinedo Kinespace range is available in four sizes and numerous configurations — including quadrant, recessed and corner options with pivot or sliding doors. Fixed panels also enable further customisation.

At 2m high with 6 or 8mm glass, installation is described as quick and easy due to the Kineclip which holds the shower door in place, enabling the installer to use both hands to screw the rest of the unit together. Sizes range from between 700 and 1200mm whilst for larger showers, an additional fixed panel can also be used.

Bosch Professional

Rotary hammer

Bosch Professional has extended its 18-volt product range with the launch of the GBH 18V-26 D Professional — a powerful cordless rotary hammer with D-handle, offering KickBack control for improved user protection.

The brushless motor of this cordless rotary hammer contributes to the efficiency of the tool. When combined with a 5.0 Ah battery, the machine can drill around 110 holes (8 by 40mm) in concrete. For particularly demanding drilling and chiselling applications, tradespeople can use the high-performance ProCORE18V battery.

Velocity Progear

Rogue 5.0 Backpack

Velocity Progear has extended its offering to include the premium Rogue tool bags range.The Rogue 5.0 Backpack, for example, features front and rear compartments that have been designed for vertical tool storage for install-service applications.

The pack incorporates high-performance fabrics and magnetic buckle systems along with YKK interlocking zips. The company has also announced it will launch three further Rogue models on 19-20 September at the Toolfair Exhibition which takes place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.



2019-20 catalogue

Featuring a new layout plus 17 new products, Dickies 2019-20 catalogue is over 300 pages long — the largest ever published by the company. New products include the Dickies GDT Premium Shorts, which are said to be lightweight and easy to coordinate with other items within the GDT Premium range and feature a Cordurapocket, plus wide belt loops and hip pockets.



Workwear catalogue

Including the latest designs and fabric technology, Snickers Workwear’s 200-page catalogue showcases the company’s range including the AllroundWork, RUFFWork, LITEWork and FLEXIWork clothing ranges, featuring trousers, jackets, tool vests, shirts, accessories and more.

The collection also features street-smart stretch fabrics for mobile comfort and a Layered Clothing System that ensures the wearer can choose clothes to suit the weather on site.


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