EasyControl compatible with Alexa
Worcester Bosch has announced the integration of Bosch EasyControl and Alexa by Amazon, allowing for voice control of home heating.
Existing EasyControls can be updated without the need for an installer. A simple update to the app will be available through either a push notification or manual updating. It will then be synced to the homeowner’s Alexa.
Wave Digital Showers
The Bristan Wave digital shower range claims to provide functionality and aesthetic designs suited to customers who are keen to tap into the latest showering technology.
The Wave Single Outlet Touchpad and the WavePlus Dual Outlet Touchpad, for example, both feature a bespoke pause mode that allows users to stop their shower before soaping or shampooing. The feature then remembers the shower settings used previously and reintroduces them at the tap of the touchscreen.
The Classimo brushed stainless steel sink from Blanco has been developed to combine classic design with modern high quality features such as a concealed C-overflow and InFino drainage system with a flat, PushControl pop-up remote control button. The “performance classic” range comprises the single bowl 45 S-IF, the one and a half bowl 6 S-IF and the XL 6 S-IF which boasts an extra-large bowl.
Each sink features an IF flat edge for extra flush and overlying installation — which can be reversible too.
The Mikado aerator from Neoperl is a water-saving device which can be easily retrofitted to a bathroom tap and is said to reduce the flow of water to just over a litre a minute — a 65% saving on an average tap.
Its flow creates a grid-like spray pattern formed by individual water jets, and is said to be an appropriate solution for a cloakroom or bathroom where the bowl is rarely filled and is predominantly used for hand washing.
Now in stock and available for delivery, the Kinemoon stone effect, textured shower tray is said to tap into the trend for natural stone-style shower trays whilst also doubling up as an effective anti-slip surface rated to PN24.
Available in five colours — white, anthracite, grey, black and sable — it also has three different patterned waste covers which are self-coloured to blend in with the tray. At just 26mm in height, the super flat tray is designed for easy access but can be supplied with an optional riser kit if extra height is required.
MS Polymer Range
Formulated to ensure trade professionals achieve the best quality results, Geocel has launched The Works Pro sealant and adhesive and The Works Pro X high grab adhesive.
The Works Pro is a multi-use sealant and adhesive that can seal, fill, and bond virtually any surface, wet or dry — inside or out. The Works Pro X, meanwhile, is a high grab adhesive that offers instant grab and bond. It can be used on virtually any wet or dry surface and in both interior and exterior applications.
Marley Plumbing & Drainage
In response to customer demand, Marley Plumbing & Drainage has launched a new range of adoptable inspection chambers for both type three and type four installations, which are compliant with Sewers for Adoption and Building Regulations.
The new BSI approved range of inspection chambers, which are suitable for adoptable and non-adoptable applications, have been developed to be compatible with Marley’s 150mm Quantum sewer structured wall drainage and its 110mm and 160mm solid wall drainage, in order to provide specifiers, contractors and housebuilders with a ‘one stop shop’.
In a move which sees workwear specialist Ballyclare make its range available to new customers, the company has unveiled a collection of high-quality general workwear. The new Ballyclare 365 line-up includes a wide range of garments, all of which have been designed to meet the needs of workers in the building and construction sector.
The 365 range features a variety of functional everyday wear for both men and women, including polo shirts, t-shirts, softshell jackets, hoodies, fleeces and cargo trousers. Each garment is available in black, navy or charcoal colour combinations.
Made from 100% recycled PVC, Ground-Guard’s new FastCover PLUS in an extension of the firm’s existing range. Lighter and easier to install, FastCover PLUS is a ground protection solution that is suitable for a range of on-site tasks, from surface protection for block paving and interior floors, to temporary protection for paths and walkways during site works.
Weighting 14.5kg per mat, it can be laid directly onto grass, footpaths or stone bases and features a superior anti-slip surface for maximum health and safety.
Bulldog Tools has been manufacturing shovels, spades and forks in the UK since 1780, and is distributed via Rollins. The Bulldog Mini Square and Round Mouth Shovels are designed for use in confined and hard to reach places and their size makes them very easy to carry and store.
The head is manufactured from high quality, durable carbon steel with a lightweight fibreglass reinforced shaft which is fitted with a soft feel full size D grip.
Natural Aquifer SuDS
Designed specifically to solve critical flooding, storm water and drainage problems, Hydrorock has launched Natural Aquifer SuDS. Made from natural Rockwool, Natural Aquifer SuDS systems are described as a “unique aquifer water management system” that replicates the natural water cycle by allowing the necessary buffering, absorbency, infiltration and retention of excess water to prevent onsite flooding and drought.
To learn more about the systems, Hydrorock’s online three-part CPD introduces the new technology used to develop the new Natural Aquifer SuDS system, looking at the benefits and some real-life examples.