ACO Building + Landscape
Exterior drainage can now be extended from thresholds to patio edges with ACO Building + Landscape’s portfolio of slimline doorway drainage systems, Threshold Drain. The range has been expanded and now includes system connection and corner unit pieces.
The additional parts have been designed to allow easy application of the system around the edge of landscaped patios and pavements. One of the key attributes of the additional Threshold Drain extension pieces is its ability to prevent water ponding and the parts can also be connected to domestic soakaways and drainage systems. Pieces within the system also feature a removable aluminium ACO Heelguard grating, to prevent footwear from getting caught in the product.
Expanding its 600 range, Baxi has launched three new models. The Baxi 600 System, Baxi 600 System LPG, and Baxi 600 Heat boilers enjoy the same features as other Baxi 600 Combi models, including brass fittings, light weight and compact cupboard fit.
Fully modulating and available in 15, 18 and 24kW outputs, the Baxi 600 System intelligently uses the right amount of fuel to meet central heating temperatures. A dedicated 24kW Baxi 600 LPG model is also suitable for homes without mains gas. The Baxi 600 System also features a central top flue and is available with a range of flue options, allowing for greater siting flexibility and easier replacement.
Introducing two new flagship models, Ariston has strengthened its ONE Series range of high-performance gas condensing boilers with the launch of the Alteas ONE Net and Genus ONE Net. Both boilers feature built-in Wi-Fi and digital timer programming, while they are also supplied with a 12-year manufacturer’s warranty as standard.
Both boilers are supplied with Ariston’s Cube RF control, ready for connection to the Ariston Net smartphone app. In addition, all units are ‘Boiler Plus’ ready straight out of the box, thanks to a number of features including a built-in ‘Internet Weather’, ‘Auto’ and ‘Comfort’ functions. For full flexibility, both Alteas ONE Net and Genus ONE Net have a combustion control system, allowing the boilers to operate from either mains gas or LPG.
Delivering hot, cold, boiling and filtered water from a single unit, Bristan has grown its boiling water tap portfolio with the addition of the Rapid 4-in-1. The boiling water tap is packaged with everything required for installation — tap, pressure reducing valve, flexi tails, filter cartridge and a 3L capacity tank with four temperature settings, delivering water up to 98°c.
The tap will replace any existing tap hole and the accompanying tank is compact enough to fit underneath most kitchen worktops, removing the need to make any alterations to the existing pipework. It includes a number of clever features, including a safe touch-sensor control button that must be pressed whilst dispensing boiling water.
With safety and hygiene a key feature, Lakes has introduced Lakes Stone to its range — a suite of stone resin shower trays. Lakes Stone is anti-slip and anti-bacterial as its non-porous surface prevents mould or bacteria forming in the joints or beneath the surface.
The 30mm trays are said to be easy to fit and can be inset into the floor, making Lakes Stone suitable for a wide variety of project designs. Colours include White, Cotswold Grey and Anthracite with a stainless steel drain cover. The trays are available in four sizes to suit rectangular showering spaces across Lakes’ Island, Coastline and Classic Collections.
Designed to make fitting shower enclosures easy, Saniflo UK has introduced the Kinedo Kinepsace range of shower cubicles. Available in four sizes, chrome profiles feature across the range with some versions also available in black or copper. Numerous configurations are possible including quadrant, recessed and corner options with pivot, sliding doors or fixed panels to enable customisation.
At two metres high with 6 or 8mm glass, some Kinespace enclosures feature an optional central frosted panel on the glass. Sizes range between 700 and 1200mm and, for larger showers, an additional fixed panel can also be used which has a 450mm pivot section and is available transparent or with a central frosted panel in sizes of 400 or 600mm.
22mm System Filter
Developed with Adey, Keston Boilers has announced the launch of an improved version of its Keston 22mm System Filter. The filter is for use with Keston Combi and System boilers and provides protection to heating systems against the damaging effects of magnetite and non-magnetic debris.
It is equipped with a quick-release trigger which allows the System Filter to be removed and reinstalled within seconds, making the installation and servicing process quicker
The servicing options have been improved, such as the low profile drain valve, meaning the System Filter can be serviced more efficiently. The System Filter’s design features 360-degree rotational valves accommodating vertical or horizontal pipework flow and is supplied with quality isolation valves.
Main Eco Compact Heat boiler
Offering installers a lightweight, adaptable and easy-to-fit boiler solution, the Main Eco Compact range is now available for independent merchants to order. The boiler is said to be the lightest boiler on the market and the new heat-only models do not need a pump overrun or permanent live.
With a 19.5kg lift weight and available in 15kW, 18kW, 24kW and 30kW outputs, the new range is suitable for most property sizes and compact enough to fit into cupboards up to 290mm deep. The Main Eco Compact Heat range also contains an aluminium heat exchanger that has been designed with less thermal mass, allowing for quicker heat dissipation.
Advanced Patio and Block Paving Cleaner
Designed to effectively remove dirt, mould and algae from patio and block paving, Thompson’s has launched its Advanced Patio and Block Paving Cleaner. A water-based treatment, it will also help to prevent moss and mould re-growth for six months on patio and paving slabs, block paving, flag stones, concrete, tarmac, red bricks, tiles and terracotta.
For extra protection and to keep a patio looking as good as new, Thompson’s Patio and Block Paving Seal is specially formulated to seal, enhance and protect paving from the weather in just one hour. The formula will also resist algae growth and protect against oil and fuel spills.
Roll-Off Bucket Lid clips
Aimed at boosting productivity, Purdy’s new accessories have been designed to work with the Purdy Dual Roll-Off Bucket and function together to reduce waste. The Roll-Off Bucket Lid clips on top of the Dual Roll-Off Bucket, allowing decorators to store paint between coats or even overnight.
The Purdy 18” Paint Tray has also been introduced and fits on top of Dual Roll-Off Bucket and can double as a lid. It accommodates longer roller sleeves and allows a second colour paint to be used at the same time.
Finally the Purdy Dual Roll-Off Bucket Liners have been launched to make clean up and colour changes faster. They fit inside the Purdy Dual Roll-Off Bucket and are easy to fit and remove thanks to a specially designed easy remove tab.
Safety Locking Window Restrictor
Whilst a window restrictor is an essential safety device, especially for those with children, merchants may be surprised to learn that few products on the UK market comply with the strictest child safety standards. However, ERA’s Safety Locking Cable Restrictor passes all British Standards, including tests to Grade 3 impact resistance of BSEN13126-5.
Suitable for both domestic and commercial use, the product has been designed for universal use on all windows and balcony doors including timber, aluminium and PVC-U. Ergonomically designed for easy operation, aesthetics are also important with ERA stating that the device has been developed to “appear as a stylish and integral part of the window furniture”.
The warmer weather will bring the need for professional tradesmen and women to keep cool and dry while working on site. Snickers has, therefore, introduced its new Topwear for the summer which features 37.5 fabric technology, which keeps moisture away from the body, keeping the wearer dry.
Shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts are also available in a range of styles and colours which promise to be light and quick-drying with advanced ventilation to keep tradespeople cool in the heat. The range also includes body-mapping designs to assist with fit, functionality and comfort.