To provide an element of country charm to its range, Brett Martin Pluming and Drainage has launched a new colour option to the Cascade Cast Iron Style Rainwater and Soil Systems range. Chartwell Green will sit alongside the company’s now eight-strong range of heritage colours: Classic Black, Anthracite Grey, Oxford Blue, Olive Green, Graphite Grey, Sandstone and Porcelain White.
As with the entire Cascade range it is described as maintenance free and UV stabilised, whilst Cascade is fully compatible with both existing cast iron and modern-style rainwater systems and offers a 10 year guarantee.
Designed to suit any location, from rural countryside, coastal situations and urban city environments, Freefoam has added Sage Green to its Double Shiplap cladding range. This colour is currently available in the Weatherboard style cladding, and offers a natural, soft shade with grey undertones.
Both the Double Shiplap and the Weatherboard style cladding are part of the Fortex range which offers 10 subtle, traditional and contemporary colours. The Fortex range provides a PVC product which features an embossed wood effect texture that the company claims requires minimal maintenance once installed.
Exclusively for independent merchants, Glow-Worm has launched the Easicom boiler. Compatible with the existing flue range for easy replacement of older boilers, Easicom’s design features an LCD display and quiet operation to ensure minimal noise for homeowners. The range can also be used alongside a choice of controls, including Glow-worm’s Climastat smart thermostat.
The range, which includes combi, system and regular models,is connected to Glow-worm’s Club Energy installer scheme, which when the installation is registered, will initiate a five-year guarantee.
Medite Clear and Medite FR Clear
Specifically for use in environmentally sensitive interior applications where the off-gassing of formaldehyde needs to be at an absolute minimum, Medite Smartply has introduced Medite Clear and Medite FR Clear; MDF panels with zero-added formaldehyde.
With a focus on healthy, sustainable construction, the company reports that the formaldehyde content of the panels is less than 1.0mg/100g — equivalent to or less than natural wood — and exceeds the rigid Class E1 (EN 622-1) low formaldehyde standard. Medite Clear and Medite FR Clear can be produced in a range of panel sizes and thicknesses.
Polypipe Building Products
IC600 Inspection Chambers
Designed to meet the needs of groundwork contractors, Polypipe Building Products has launched a range of 600mm diameter inspection chambers. The IC600 Inspection Chambers are certified to EN 13598-2 and the company states they are fully sealed for a water-tight, tamper-proof, low-maintenance installation.
The choice of six bases allows for straight through flow or cross tee configuration for use with 150/160mm, 225/250mm or 300/315mm pipe. The adaptor range suits multiple pipe configuration options for connection to Polysewer, Smoothwall PVCu and Vitrified Clay pipe. The range is lightweight, strong, and resistant to corrosion with a double skinned base for additional groundwater resistance.
ACO Water Management
Expanding on the existing PD100D channel, the MonoDrain PD150D is made from the same Vienite polymer concrete with an increased bore width of 150mm, allowing for a greater hydraulic capacity across a larger surface area. Also, it requires fewer drainage runs to manage the water, making the PD150D a solution for larger projects.
Available in three colours — black, grey and natural — the channels provide engineers and architects versatility for their designs, making it possible to co-ordinate with asphalt, concrete or natural paving. The range has an improved access unit, incorporating a thermoset composite frame and lid to provide protection from oxidation.
Afinia Aluminium Radiators
Suitable for both high and low temperature systems, Grant UK has announced the launch of Afina Aluminium Radiators. The radiators are compatible with all of the company’s current products, and it is claimed that thermal conductivity of aluminium enables Afinia radiators to heat up and cool down very quickly, rapidly responding to changes in the temperature demand set via the thermostat.
The range includes horizontal models which are available in three standard heights — 430, 580 and 680mm — and two vertical models available with heights of 1,842 or 2,042mm. Each radiator is supplied with a 15 year guarantee.
VSH MultiPress System
Pegler has announced its latest addition with the launch of VSH MultiPress; a new multilayer pipe system, which includes an aluminium layer with additional inner and outer layers of polyethene (PE-X). The way these layers are linked delivers enhanced resistance to loads generated by internal pressure and high temperature.
According to the company, its heat-free nature ensures that no hot works are needed, whilst ease and the speed in which a quality joint can be made will reduce time spent on site. In addition, the thermal memory of the pipe can reduce the number of fittings needed and therefore provide cost savings in terms of materials used and time on site.
Joining Saniflo’s developing line-up of shower enclosures from Kinedo, the Eclipse offers multiple sizes and configurations — including corner and recessed, and either pivot or sliding doors — to suit a wide range of installations up to 1600mm in length. Each door and panel is manufactured from toughened 6mm glass which provides a durable shower space and lightens the load for the plumber.
All pivot doors open 180° for maximum entry space and the profiles are adjustable by up to 30mm to cater for uneven wall surfaces. Eclipse is supplied as standard with chrome profiles, and matt black options.
Suitable for reducing both impact and airborne transmitted sounds, Norbord’s CaberAcoustic is described as a versatile and economical sound-reducing flooring solution. Each panel weighs approximately 20kg and can be laid over concrete and timber floors in both new and existing buildings.
CaberAcoustic uses felt that is bonded to the underside of the chipboard made from recycled fibres, ensuring that it is environmentally-friendly. According to the company, 19dB is the reduction in sound transference when CaberAcoustic is installed on its own. CaberAcoustic comes in 28mm and 32mm thicknesses.
First Aid Range
TIMco has expanded its Shield brand with the launch of a First Aid range. Sitting as part of its Shield Site Protection range, the new extensions reflect the company’s commitment to safety in construction as well as delivering on its strategy of becoming a ‘one stop shop’ for builders’ merchants. The range includes a selection of workplace and vehicle first aid kits, as well as a heavy bleed and burns kit. It also includes an eye care kit, heavy duty plasters and an accident book.
In addition, the Shield Protective Board has been developed to protect and preserve all hard floor and short twill covered floor surfaces from dust, dirt, spills, sprays and site grime. The FSC certified board comes in a roll and is made from recycled compressed fibre board that is 100% recyclable and reusable.
Tavistock Legacy and Calm
Available through Ideal Bathrooms, Legacy and Calm are the new fitted furniture ranges from Tavistock. Legacy creates a traditional look comprised of a standard and slim depth basin, floor, back to wall and full height unit options. The units are available in three door colours — linen white, metro grey and matt dark grey — with an oak carcass finish.
For a minimal look, the Calm range includes wall cabinets, a mirror, basin, floor, back to wall and full height units and slab-style doors, which are available in three finishes — gloss white with a white carcass, gloss light grey and kona with a graphite carcass.