Products & Services – December 2019

Products & Services – December 2019


Timberland PRO

Timberland is reinvigorating its workwear range, Timberland PRO, including 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.


GSB 18V-55 Professional Brushless Combi

The cordless combi drill GSB 18V-55 Professional from Bosch is said to offer professionals a brushless motor in the entry-level segment. With a maximum torque of 55 newton metres and up to 1,800 revolutions per minute, this combi ensures increased efficiency at work. It is suitable for mid-range applications or screw diameters of up to eight mms, drill diameters up to 35 mms in wood and 13 mms in metal.

The two-speed gearbox is made of metal and comes with an integrated work light and a belt clip. It is fully compatible with the Bosch Professional 18V battery system.–48482–0615990L4M


Hodgson Sealants

Silfix U8

On the back of Silfix U9, Hodgson Sealants has launched Silfix U8, which has been specifically formulated and packaged for the professional applicator. The sealant is a low modulous, neutral cure, solvent free, alkoxy silicone sealant. Packaged in a large 380ml cartridge, it is available in white, black, buff, brown, anthracite grey and brick red.

CE marked, it has been developed, tested and manufactured in the UK.



Toe Guard

Part of the Hultafors Group UK’s portfolio of workwear, tools, protective wear and safety footwear, the Toe Guard range of shoes and boots is said to deliver great value safety footwear for all kinds of working environments and weather conditions.

With a variety of shoes and boots available in the range, every product has in-built designs that deliver S3-certified comfort and safety that includes robust fiberglass toecaps, shock absorption, flexible puncture resistant composite plates, ESD protection, oil resistant friction soles and water resistance.

Wrekin Products


Claiming to save new build developers and ground workers time and money, Wrekin Products has created ClickLift — a product which raises Wrekin Highway and TriStar frames to suit the final surface layer without the need for digging out and re-installing manhole covers.

The new patented product is kitemarked by BSi and is available with four fixed incremental depths — 30/40/50/60mm — for two clear openings (600/675mm) and is designed for use with both Wrekin’s Highway and TriStar manhole cover ranges.





Combining a traditional appearance with time saving features, Marley has launched the Eden pantile with a traditional profile but incorporating modern fixing methods for quicker and easier installation.

The new tile also has a low minimum pitch of just 22.5⁰ and is available in three colours — traditional Natural Red, a reclaimed Rustic Red and Matt Black as well as a weathered colour — so it is suitable for use on heritage and conservation projects.

The pantile can also be purchased as part of a full Marley roof system, including underlay, battens, fixings and accessories, backed up by technical support and a 15-year guarantee.



Pliers Wrench

With a reduced weight, fluted handle and a slim jaw profile with undercut, Knipex has launched the newer version of its popular Pliers Wrench in a slimmer 180mm length (86 01 180), with narrow gripping jaws, making it suitable for tightening in confined spaces.

Featuring laser-cut scales means the pliers can be pre-set before gripping, whilst the zero backlash jaw pressure prevents damage to edges of sensitive components. Its parallel jaws are said to give a more solid grip with a reliable catching of the hinge bolt so there is no unintentional shifting.




Said to withstand wind speeds of up to 70 miles per hour and guaranteed for up to 25 years, Birkdale’s DuraPostby Fencemate is a galvanised steel fence post system that provides a durable alternative to wooden or concrete fence posts. It is designed to be up to 80% lighter than concrete, making it easy to transport, store, carry and install by a single tradesperson.

DuraPost is available in a choice of profiles, Classic and Slimline, as well as four colour options: Anthracite Grey, Olive Grey, Sepia Brown and Galvanised Steel. Colour matched accessories are also available including Post Caps, Gravel boards and Capping Rails.


Crown Trade

PX Primer range

Specifically developed to achieve opacity and adhesion on tricky surfaces such as tiles and ceramics, Crown Trade has launched an all-purpose PX primer range. The collection offers a choice between the traditional solvent-based stain-blocking PX3 primer and the new water-based PX4, which also features a quick-drying and low-odour finish.

Both primers can be used on a range of internal and external substrates and provide a quick and easy solution to preparing even the most difficult surfaces for painting, with the potential to be touch dry in just 30 minutes and re-coatable in one hour.

Rollins & Sons

Marshalltown ProSkim

The newly-launched Marshalltown ProSkim plastering spatula, made in the USA and distributed by Rollins, features a 0.3mm stainless steel blade for a smooth finish with render, plaster and drywall compounds.

It is designed with a comfortable, non-slip contoured plastic handle and a quick clamping bracket. For ceilings and tall walls, extension handles are also available separately. The tool is available in 60, 80, 100 and 120cm lengths.



Dry ridge fixing system

A universal dry fix ridge system has been launched by Breedon. With its first building product launch since its Lagan Group takeover, the group has introduced a system where the ridge union brackets are fully adjustable so they are equally suitable for clay and concrete ridge tiles.

The system is said to be suitable for ventilating and mechanically fixing all types of concrete or clay ridge tiles on pitches of between 12.5 and 60°. The boxed kit comes with ventilated ridge rolls, union brackets, clamping plates, screws and washers, and ridge batten straps for a six-metre length.


Ceramique Internationale


Tile specialist Ceramique Internationale has expanded its range of glazed brick wall tiles with the addition of Morris, a new collection from Spanish manufacturer Estudio Ceramico. The tiles have nature-inspired names — including Blackberry, Sunflowers, Tulip and Rose, and is available in six calming, muted shades — including Green Mamba, Neo Mint and Ocean Blue. The range offers strong curves and a washed out, vintage worn effect.

Both the plain and patterned tiles are available in a 12.5cm x 25cm format and feature a high-gloss finish with a gently undulating surface to create added dimension.

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