Products & Services – January 2020

Products & Services – January 2020


Velis Evo and Velis Evo Wi-Fi

Available in capacities of 45 and 80 litres, Ariston has added the Velis Evo and Velis Evo Wi-Fi to its growing range of electric storage water heaters. With a slim twin tank design for up to 16% more hot water availability, these units are designed for a variety of uses including apartments, studios, holiday homes and glamping pods.

All units also receive a five year manufacturer’s warranty as standard, an anti-legionella function, and are further 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%.


AllWeather &AllCoat Exterior

Able to be applied in temperatures as low as -5⁰C, and claiming to be showerproof in 20 minutes, Zinsser’s AllWeather Exterior Masonry Paint and Zinsser AllCoat Exterior (solvent-based) makes working outdoors in winter conditions easy.

AllWeather contains a biocide that protects the dried coating against fungal degradation and is designed to resist cracking, peeling and blistering. For other substrates, including outdoor wood, metal, masonry, plastic, concrete and cladding, AllCoat Exterior (Solvent-Based) silicon alkyd formula forms a low maintenance, water-shedding coating that is reportedly touch dry in three hours, even in low temperatures.


Flex Workwear collection

Incorporating new fabric technology designed to enhance flexibility and comfort, Dickies has launched the Flex Workwear collection with two new trouser styles: Universal Flex Trouser and the Lead in Flex Trouser.

Available with or without holster pockets, the range features flex fabric panels in key places such as the back of the calves and the waistband, and features Cordura reinforcements for added durability.

The GDT Premium Trouser, a cotton-rich option in a regular fit, is also now available in a new camouflage colour variation.



The ALLroundWork Jackets from Snickers are said to deliver all-round performance on site with a Ripstop water-resistant outer fabric and a coated inner fabric for extra durability.

Designed for optimum comfort and flexibility when on the move, the garments are designed to focus on functionality and freedom of movement as well as using fabrics that deliver long lasting protection. There’s also a range of base- and mid-layer garments plus accessories like gloves, hats, face warmers and beanies to ensure that tradespeople stay dry and warm.




Engineered for a long life and assured performance, the Unite series of manhole covers and gully tops from Wrekin Products now comes with a ten year guarantee. The guarantee gives merchants an additional selling point, as well as providing security and peace of mind to contractors, local authorities and utilities companies.

The range is said to be full of patented design features that combine to give the longest life of any D400 access covers and gratings on the market, according to the company. Unite reportedly exceeds both BS EN 124:2015 and HA104/09 requirements.

Imperial Bricks

‘Dual-faced’ Burwell Gault brick

Imperial Bricks has launched a second brick with its new ‘dual-faced’ finish: the Weathered Burwell Gault. A hard-textured, handmade brick with some golden buff shades and some greys, it’s traditionally seen in Cambridge, Suffolk, and other Southern counties. The finish is said to provide a smoother or ‘facing’ brick as well as a more weathered option from the same blend.

CE marked and fully frost resistant to F2 rating, the new Weathered Burwell Gault is available in traditional 68mm imperial as an alternative to hard-to-source genuine reclaims, or standard metric sizing for new builds.


PL330 Padlock

The PL330 padlock from Abloy is said to have achieved the highest possible rating during testing to simulate a criminal attack, making it one of the most resilient and dependable padlocks on the market, according to the company.

The padlock is protected by a hardened, free-spinning protection plate that prevents drill bits from penetrating the lock. The design also includes stainless ball bearings that lock the shackle at both ends, and a rotating disc cylinder system which is described as making it “effectively pick-proof”.


Protective Jaw Covers (86 09 250 V01)

With a soft, smooth gripping surface, Knipex has introduced Protective Jaw Covers (86 09 250 V01) for its Optimised Pliers Wrench tool. The protective covers allow the pliers to be used on chrome where the jaws of the tool have been damaged due to improper or rough use. Damage-free gripping, holding and compressing is possible, ensuring costly callbacks or fitting replacement is therefore avoided.

Easy to attach by hand, with reliable fixing on the jaws by means of an internal latching hook, the set consists of three pairs of protective jaws, made of plastic.

Rollins & Sons

Kapro 920 Shark

Kapro has launched the 920 Shark heavy duty cast aluminium professional level, which features two solid shockproof UV resistant acrylic vials including a Plumb Site Dual-View vial for easy reading and a horizontal vial with gradient lines up to 2% with an accuracy of 0.5mm/m.

Carrying the prestigious German VPA mark of quality, its trapezoid design is strong and durable with precision milled surface and two shock absorbing anvils. Available in 24” and 40” lengths, the tool is appropriate for masonry work, tiling, bricklaying and other construction trades.

Salamander Pumps

Mains Booster Range

Aimed at creating a simple solution to boosting mains water pressure and flow, Salamander Pumps has announced the launch of a new mains booster range, including the CombiBoost, HomeBoost and AccuBoost.

Along with the new range, an easy-to-use product selector to has been added to the company website to further assist merchants in advising installers on specifying the right mainsbooster product. The firm has also created a range of AccuBoost training modules on its eSchool platform to help merchants learn about the installation processes of the range and how to specify the right product for the job.

Bosch Professional

18V System

Having added to its Professional 18V System in recent months, Bosch has an important reminder for trade professionals with a message that tool compatibility and flexible choices are the keys to working more efficiently and saving money.

Amongst the newest additions to the system is the GBH 18V-26D Professional Rotary Hammerwith SDS Plus, the GSB 18V-55 Professional Combi Drill and the five 18V Bosch Professional angle grinders featuring X-LOCK. Each product can be combined with the latest ProCORE18V batteries — at 4, 8 and 12Ah capacities.


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