PHPI Counter Attack – January 2020

PHPI Counter Attack – January 2020

More than 60,000 plumbers and heating engineers pick up their copy of Professional Heating & Plumbing Installer from merchant trade counters each month. From the feedback gleaned from our sister magazine, take advantage of PBM’s unique insight into the buying habits of your key customers as we look at some of the most in-demand products and latest ad campaigns from PHPI’s December issue.



Multifit IFOS

Due to installer demand, Baxi has announced that its Multifit IFOS (in flue outdoor sensor) can now be fitted on vertical as well as horizontal flues. It has also launched a range of accessories for the IFOS, including the Multifit IFOS System and the Ridge Tile Kit.

The system relay simply clips onto the printed circuit board (PCB), making it compatible with the Baxi 600 System, the Main Eco Compact System and the Potterton Assure System. Similarly, the Multifit IFOS extension pack can safely extend the length of Multifit IFOS combi, system or ridge tile kits by up to five metres.


Timberland Pro

Timberland is reinvigorating its workwear range, Timberland PRO, with the launch of new products spanning footwear, trousers, tops, jackets and accessories. The footwear will include ‘Anti-Fatigue Technology’ and ‘Independent Suspension Network Technology’ — a multi-density outsole used in one of the new footwear styles.

Clothing technology includes ‘Rain Repel’ and ‘WickWork,’ which is used in t-shirts to help pull sweat away from the body and move it to the shirt’s surface for faster evaporation. Products launching for 2020 will include three new trouser styles, five new footwear designs and three jackets, among other new items.


iO Range

Designed to suit an array of bathroom styles and budgets, Multikwik has recently added the iO infra-red, Hydra, Luna and Metis designs to its collection, further expanding its product offering to installers.

The infra-red sensor provides contactless operation, helping to improve hygiene levels within public bathroom settings. It also has an automatic forced flushing and cleaning mode, whereby it can be programmed to self-flush at selected intervals as an additional hygiene safeguard. Its range of flush plates is available in glass, stainless steel or plastic, and are suitable for use either alongside its sanitary frames or independently.


Slide N Seal

Said to be the ideal solution for connecting or repairing multiple pipe types with just the one fitting, Plasson has launched the Slide N Seal Universal Slip Coupler, a 19-22mm version to provide a simple and reliable on-site solution.

Suitable for a wide variety of applications with almost any pipe material, the couplers are quick and easy to fit and can be demounted and reused. Fittings are designed to last for 50 years with the added assurance that the seal compression increases as pressure increases. The fitting can be reused for maximum value on all cold water applications up to 45⁰.


36V Circular Saws

Designed to deliver powerful cutting anywhere, HiKOKI Power Tools has launched two 36V Circular Saws. The C3605DYA is designed for steel, aluminium and wood cutting, while the CD3605DA is designed for cutting metal. Both are said to offer a long runtime per charge, a kickback protection system, quick and easy blade change and a silent mode.

The C3605DYA features a cutting speed that is almost twice that of its existing 18V model and Bluetooth wireless technology, enabling wireless linking with the RP3608DB cordless cleaner. The CD3605DA, meanwhile, delivers high power under heavy load, with a compact and lightweight body at 2.8kg.


Pro1 Eco

Available in 50, 80, and 100 litre capacities, Ariston has introduced the Pro1 Eco range of electric storage water heaters. The units feature a display that allows for easy operation, with simple temperature setting and control for advanced performance. As a result, the products are suitable for use throughout a variety of light commercial and domestic applications.

The range takes advantage of Ariston’s WaterPlus technology, which keeps any incoming cold water at the bottom of the tank, as well as the ‘ECO EVO’ function, which enables users to achieve energy savings of up to 14%. Units also feature an anti-legionella function.


40 years of Push-Fit plumbing

With installers said to rate it ‘9 out of 10’ for quality, Wavin confidently asserts that its Hep2O push-fit solution really gets the ‘Job Done’. A 50-year guarantee is on offer whilst added assurance comes with the firm’s In4Sure secure jointing technology for “a perfect push-fit”.

We have to also give a quick thumbs up to Wavin’s Festive-themed ‘Ho Ho Ho’ ad earlier in the issue!



AQ Collection

The AQ Collection is said to offer simple, stylish and affordable solutions for every bathroom. Featuring bar valves, single lever and dual lever thermostatic mixer showers, Aqualisa says that the versatile range will deliver “more choice at great value with the same ease of installation”.

A five-year valve guarantee adds to the mix.



UPS3 15-50/65

A bold ad puts what Grundfos describes as a ‘game changer’ of a pump replacement in the spotlight. The company says that the unit is ‘built on a platform proven in millions of boilers’ and offers performance, versatility and efficiency when installers need it most.



Pegler Terrier TRV

A half page ad showcases a range of thermostatic radiator valves that Pegler describes as a ‘fit and forget’ option for installers. The company’s website says that its comprehensive range of design-led products offers “superior quality throughout and excellent value for money”, whilst all Pegler Terrier TRVs are A rated, providing energy efficiency and cost savings in throughout homes and offices.




Billed by the company as ‘the next generation of oil boilers’, the back cover advert for Warmflow’s AAA-rated Agentis says that the unit will save up to five litres of fuel per week and features an integrated 7-day programmer. For installers, over £150 worth of factory-fitted extras are included in the purchase, which Warmflow says will save two hours installation time.

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