Available in 50, 80, and 100l capacities, Ariston has introduced the new Pro1 Eco range of electric storage water heaters. The collection uses WaterPlus technology, which keeps any incoming cold water at the bottom of the tank, ensuring it does not immediately mix with the stored hot water. This results in up to 16% more hot water being available. Units also utilise an anti-legionella function.
The energy efficiency credentials of the electric storage water heaters are enhanced by Ariston’s ‘ECO EVO’ function — an electronic control with automatic learning software, which enables users to achieve energy savings of up to 14%.
Supplied with an insulation jacket which ensures heat losses are kept to a minimum, Flamco has introduced XStream to the UK. According to the company, the filter’s effect sees up to 15% less energy consumption by the heating system in addition to the introduction of automatic venting, ensuring less wear and tear to the system and a lower chance of a breakdown.
Said to ensure up to 6% more efficiency from the system, along with the introduction of an ECO/MAX mode, the range is available in three different units — Vent, an air separator; Clean — a dirt separator; and Vent-Clean, which provides both air and dirt separation in one unit.
In a bid to offer more flexibility in a price-driven market, Worcester Bosch has launched the Worcester 2000. With outputs of 25kW and 30kW, the boiler is said to be quick to install and has the same flow rates as the existing Greenstar i.
Offering maximum flue lengths of 12m horizontally and 15m vertically, at the heart of the boiler is an improved C6 heat exchanger — an evolution of the “tried and tested” WB6 heat exchanger which has been installed in millions of homes in the UK. The C6 can modulate down to as little as 4.8kW and, overall, the boiler is said to offer a cost-conscious alternative for installers who prefer to install Worcester Bosch boilers.
Push button valves
Old London, Hudson Reed’s traditional bathroom collection, has welcomed a new range of hi-tech push button valves to its TOPAZ Shower category. Available as single, twin or triple outlets, the easy-to-use valves can be operated individually or simultaneously with, for example, shower head, body jets or handheld shower.
Operating from as low as 1.0 bar water pressure, the thermostatic valves incorporate a safety anti-scald mechanism and come with a 20-year guarantee.
Single Door Quadrant and Slider
The latest additions to Lakes recently launched Bay series include the Bracklesham Single Door Quadrant and Sandown Slider.
With product names inspired by the bays of Britain, the range offers features such as softly closing doors, stylish hardware, interlocking caps, concealed covers and an aluminium finish. As with all of the company’s products, Bay benefits from PureVueHD low iron glass and AllClear stay-clean glass as standard, plus a ‘no-quibble’ lifetime guarantee.
Designed specifically to avoid floor joists, Kudos has launched Connect2, a slimline shower tray that is just 35mm in height, ensuring it retains its super-low profile when installed. Available in 12 sizes, a blanking plug is provided to seal the unused waste, so avoiding any need to lift the tray off the floor.
The range is manufactured in a high gloss white acrylic capped ABS, filled with a structural resin bonded stone for maximum strength and stability, and comes complete with a high flow waste — rated to 35l of water per minute — and can be supplied with an optional KAMBA anti-slip coating.
Thermally broken lintel
Catnic’s Thermally Broken Lintel range has achieved British Board of Agrément (BBA) Approval, verifying its thermal performance. The independent testing and certification confirms the lintels’ structural and fire performance as well as durability of at least 60 years.
The company claims to provide a full thermal break to significantly reduce the thermal bridging between the inside and outside of the building. The range achieves Building Research Establishment (BRE) certified energy transmittance psi values of just 0.02 to 0.05 W/mK, surpassing the requirements of SAP 2012 Appendix Q.
To allow homeowners to enjoy filtered water straight from the kitchen tap, GROHE has launched the Blue Pure range — described as an alternative solution for those who are unsatisfied with the quality of their current tap water.
The Eurosmart design has earned the Good Housekeeping Institute seal of approval, and is available in two other designs — BauCurve and Minta, with the latter offering the additional feature of a pull-out spout. Each model comes equipped with a filter timer system and uses an acoustic signal to advise homeowners when replacement is required.
ProCover Uncoupling Mat
The Dunlop ProCover Uncoupling Mat is said to give tradespeople the confidence to tile onto difficult floors at risk from stresses and movement. Working as an anti-crack membrane and providing a buffer between the tiled layer and the substrate, the mat is easy to install, comes in handy five metre rolls, and has pre-marked cutting gridlines.
It can also be butt-jointed with no overlap, meaning no tape is needed, and can be tiled on immediately after laying. At only 1mm thick to prevent excessive height build-up, the matt also comes with a 10 year guarantee when used as part of a suitable system of Dunlop tile adhesive and grout.
With an impressive EEI rating starting from 0.18 and with both fixed and proportional control, Stuart Turner now offers an engineered, electronically controlled, high efficiency circulator range for heating, hot water heating and air conditioning. Designed as a replacement for any 130 or 180 port to port model currently in the market, the units are described as a hassle free, easy retrofit replacement.
The circulators are continuously rated, CE compliant, manufactured from robust bronze or cast iron materials, and come with a five year guarantee in the case of the cast iron heating variants.
At 11 kW output, and said to be the UK’s smallest system boiler, the Vitodens 200 is claimed to provide end-users with an optimum-sized, efficient and reliable boiler at a lower price tag. In-built WiFi means an additional controller is no longer required, whilst the boiler is smartphone-ready for ViCare App control.
According to the company, it can reduce NOx emissions by up to 40% with a newly-developed MatriX Plus burner and features a height-adjustable colour touch display, with integrated WLAN, for ease of operation.