To prevent condensate pipes freezing in low temperatures, Condensate Pro has launched a new installation kit.Featuring specially coated lagging and ready-to-fit connection and termination kits, the company claims that it is set to “transform how condensate pipes are insulated”.
The firm says the kit is easy to stock, pack and deliver and fits any installation (grate, rainwater soil pipe and soakaway), with specially designed UV/water resistant lagging and seal and bond adhesive. All products fit on to 32mm or 21.5mm overflow pipes.
Marley Plumbing & Drainage
Designed to replace Marley Plumbing & Drainage’s Classic rainwater system, the Regency profile has been launched. Available in four colour options including anthracite grey, the system is said to be particularly suited to modern houses and conservatories. According to the company, this suitability extends to the unique co-ordinating downpipe, as well as a 68mm circular downpipe, which is also compatible.
The profile is designed to withstand up-to four times the exposure of standard PVC-u rainwater gutter and downpipes systems and features pivot clippings which make it easier to fit. In addition, multi-position unifit outlets allow it “to be fixed anywhere”, including angles.
Sanicubic 1 VX
A new model has been added to the Sanicubic lifting station range from Saniflo. The Sanicubic 1 VX features a vortex waste discharge system that can pump away without the need to macerate first and reduces the risk of clogging.
IP68 certified, the unit features a single motor and has a flow rate of 40m³/hour making it suitable for light commercial applications or a large single dwelling. With its 60l capacity tank, the new model has a maximum lift height of 13m and can remove wastewater from multiple locations including WC, bathroom, kitchen or laundry.
SHF & SHS ranges
Stiebel Eltron has launched its SHF and SHS range of high-heat retention storage heaters to the UK market. The new range reportedly offers a high heating output and requires minimum space for installation, making it appropriate for compact homes.
The range includes an integral temperature controller, so residents can customise when the unit is activated using a weekly timer. This capability is supplemented by smart technology that detects when a window has been opened and deactivates the unit accordingly to save energy.
Slide N Seal Universal Slip Coupler
Claiming to bethe ideal solution for connecting or repairing multiple pipe types with just the one fitting, Plasson has launched the Slide N Seal Universal Slip Coupler. The company is offering 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, it also uses a zero force pipe insertion design allowing the coupler to be easily moved back and forth along the pipe. According to the company, the fittings are designed to last for fifty years with the added assurance that the seal compression increases as pressure increases. The fitting can be reused on all cold water applications up to 45º.
Greenstar Brass System Filter
The newest addition to the Greenstar System Filter range has been launched by Worcester Bosch — the Greenstar Brass System Filter. It is said to offer the same features as the current range and comes in 22mm size.
The system filter offers bi-directional flow, and has a one-way valve for ease of adding system chemicals and has a drainage point at the bottle for ease of access during servicing, as well as an isolation valve indicator to visually assist when isolating the filter.
Homeowners no longer have to wait for hot water due to the Tampera hot tap from Blanco. The tap is said to provide boiling water in an instant so there’s no more standing around waiting for a kettle to boil.
Users can pour water straight from the tap into their tea or coffee cup for an instant caffeine fix in the morning. It saves time when cooking too, as they can pour instant boiling water from the tap at the push of a button.
Verve is described as a slimline feature radiator and is available in four colours — White, Anthracite, Quartz or Ancient Bronze. The aim of the range is to give homes “a sense of calm that is easy to personalise with the latest interior trends”.
With a depth of just 58mm, this vertical wall-mounted radiator can make use of a redundant wall to offer added effectiveness and a new design feature in the room. Made from mild steel and with a high heat output of up to 1227/4187 Watts/BTUs, the range is available with a 15 year manufacturer’s guarantee.