Pure Anti Mould Silicon
Designed specifically for sanitary sealing and areas of high humidity, AlphaChem has launched Pure Anti Mould Silicone. To help keep black mould at bay, the product is said to have higher levels of anti-fungal additive than conventional sanitary silicones which are introduced during the manufacturing process and enable the product to come with a 10-year guarantee.
Pure Anti Mould Silicone is available in colours including white, clear and ivory and is part of the AlphaChem range of products available from Cromar.
Reportedly the first app-controlled range of modular fans, Airflow has launched iCONsmart. The IPX5 rated axial fan is said to offer simple installation and provides users with air quality insights to help identify issues and ensure a healthy indoor environment.
The iCONsmart is a modular residential ventilation solution with connected capabilities and features a smart integrated flow sensor that will automatically adjust to the specific installation situation. The iCONsmart is also linked to the myAirflow app that provides an interface for contractors and users. The new range includes the iCONsmart 15, 30 and 60, which provide adjustable flow rates of 15 – 23 l/s, 30 – 47 l/s and 60 – 90 l/s respectively.
Diamond Matt and Diamond Eggshell
To help trade professionals achieve longer lasting results, Dulux Trade has launched new-to-market formulations of its Diamond Matt and Diamond Eggshell paints. The new formulations reportedly reduce the risk of flashing and picture framing, and the two emulsions now feature anti-fade technology which protects colour pigments to slow down the effects of UV rays and pollutants.
Part of the Dulux Trade Diamond range, they provide protection against scrubs, scuffs and stains as well as stain repellent technology that is said to mimic the water-resistant properties of leaves to repel wet stains.
With product names inspired by the bays of Britain, Lakes has launched Bay series. The range benefits from features such as soft closing doors, branded hardware, interlocking caps, concealed covers and an aluminium finish.
As with all of Lakes’ products, Bay also benefits from PureVueHDlow iron glass and AllClear stay-clean glass as standard. The new series will be a rolling launch, starting with the Carradale Hinged Door and the Bay Side Panel, followed by the Sandown Slider, St Ives Double Door Quadrant and Bracklesham Single Door Quadrant.
Specially designed to accommodate the entire family’s needs, Mira Showers has launched a 25mm, low-level shower tray — the Mira Flight Level. As with all products within the firm’s Flight range, the tray is made from acrylic-capped resin stone, is scratch and chip resistant, and features BioCote technology to reduce bacteria and mould growth by up to 99.9%.
End-users can even choose the Flight Level in a Welsh Slate style as 3D-printing technology enables Mira to replicate the slate material to provide a realistic shower tray design. The Flight Level’s removable waste trap — which has been discreetly designed into the side of the tray — ensures chemical resistance and water tightness, and has been specially designed to prevent blockages and leakages.
Sand Cement Mortar
To meet the specification for UK housebuilders, Hanson’s Sand Cement Mortar has a new formula and is now classified as M6. It has also been joined by a high strength M12 version, providing a product said to suit all applications.
Hanson’s Sand Cement Mortar is a general-purpose mortar ideal for patching, rendering, bricklaying, pointing and general repairs. The M6 specification is available in 5 and 20kg bags, while the M12 comes in 20kg bags. Both products are available in new-look, weatherproof packaging in a bid to give them a longer shelf-life. The bags also feature orange branding to make it easier to differentiate from the rest of the Hanson packed products range.
This year celebrates Everbuild Building Products’ 25thanniversary and to mark the occasion, the company has launched EB25. Suitable for use both indoors and outdoors, EB25 can reportedly be used on virtually any material in most weather conditions as well as underwater.
EB25 also has the added benefit of being certified for use in sanitary and food preparation areas and once cured is resistant to mould, temperature extremes, chemicals and more. It is available in 300ml cartridges in four colours — white, black, clear and grey — and packed into fully printed display boxes for maximum effect on the shelf.
Nine designs have been added to Fibo UK’s existing range of panel designs and colours. This includes marble and natural stone effects as well as soft greens and neutrals along with four further panels — sea blues and greys — that were previously only sold in Europe.
The introduction of the new designs coincides with a refresh and rebranding of Fibo’s collections: Scandinavian Tile Effect, replacing Marcato; Contemporary Tile Effect, including previous Classic and Colour Splash ranges; as well as Signature and Timeless.
Large Format and Natural Stone Adhesive
Suitable for installing porcelain, ceramic or natural stone tiles in external areas such as patios and terraces, Dunlop has introduced its Large Format and Natural Stone Adhesive.The adhesive is pourable and rapid-setting in only three hours and promises to be water and frost resistant.
It can be applied up to 25mm thickness which is said to make it ideal for fixing tiles/slabs of uneven thickness and uneven surfaces. The adhesive is also semi-pourable meaning it’s easy to get from bucket to floor and is available in eight different colours.
Aimed at boosting productivity and to make life on site easier, Purdy has launched a range of new products for the Purdy Dual Roll-Off Bucket. The new accessories include a new Roll-Off Bucket Lid that clips on top of the bucket to allow decorators to store paint between coats or overnight and a new 18” Paint Tray which can double as a lid.
Dual Roll-Off Bucket Liners have also been added which aim to make clean up and colour changes easier on sites with no water supply, whilst a Bent Pole Scraper, Carbide Scraper and 4.5 and 6.5inch Parrot Jumbo Mini Rollers have also joined the line-up.
RBP002 Mobile Tool Backpack
When vehicular access to a jobsite is not available, RST Tools has launched the RBP002 Mobile Tool Backpack. The backpack allows the user to carry it by shoulder straps, top carry handle or adjustable handle for use when being wheeled.
It also features a laptop pocket, detachable 26 pocket tool holder, closed and open side pockets, tough loops on the front to hold long tools and Velcro straps to hold larger items or plans. The backpack has been specifically designed for trades working in cities and high-rise residential and office blocks, where access to the job is limited.
Completing the roll out of its fully assembled “One Box” bathroom furniture solution, PJH has launched a ‘modern classic’ range of fitted bathroom furniture called BENITA. The new range is fully fitted and complements the Bathrooms to Love portfolio of bathroom furniture.
Replacing the previous ‘Fresco Classic’, BENITA is available in three colours, Indigo Ash, Grey Ash and Satin White Ash, and teamed with brushed chrome handles. Options include a 600mm vanity unit, 600mm WC unit, 300mm tall unit, wall and base units, and a 600mm mirrored wall unit.