Independent merchant sales
ATAG boilers has expanded its distribution network to include plumbing and heating merchants, having previously only sold directly to ATAG Selected Partners. As part of a bid to give wider, same day availability of product to Gas Safe registered heating engineers, its range is now to be stocked in local, independent merchants as part of a reach-out strategy.
The firm has already secured relationships with more than 30 independent merchants (trading from over 100 branches around the UK), however it is actively looking to work with more merchant partners in the next 12 months to stock the ‘built to last’ product which has a lifespan of around 18 years and is offered with a 10-year no quibble warranty out of the box, plus a lifetime guarantee on the stainless steel primary heat exchanger.
Trevor Jones, Managing Director of ATAG Heating Technology, said: “We have listened to installers about how to make life easier and we know that for some, it’s more convenient to nip into their local merchant to pick up an ATAG boiler.
“It’s been essential that we found merchant partners who shared our values of only selling to Gas Safe registered professionals and this is how we will look to grow the distribution network further in future.”
PCA Dual Core Aerators
The latest PCA Dual Core Aerators from Neoperl have been designed to ensure a consistent flow in both high and low pressure environments. The company states that the aerators maintain a pleasant and consistent water stream at the chosen flow rate by using two dynamic control rings (O-rings) within the flow regulator, enabling high performance at both low and high pressure.
All standard sizes are available in the new PCA Dual Core Aerator plus 1.2gpm, 1.5pgm and 2.1gpm, with further less popular specifications currently in preparation for launch later this year.
Said to be eight times lighter than the standard gypsum board used for underfloor heating, Polypipe has launched the Overlay Plus system which can be used on new-builds, refurbishments or extensions.
To fit the product, there is no need for any power tools — a retractable knife is reportedly enough to cut the flooring to shape. Moreover, there is less dust and mess produced during installation, and tiles can be fitted directly on top of the Overlay Plus boards.
The new Overlay Plus boards are also larger in area and, thanks to the insulation core and aluminium lining, have been shown to increase the performance by 10%.
Evomax 2 Cascade Accessories
Following the launch of Evomax 2, Ideal Commercial has enhanced its range of cascade accessories with the introduction of Magnetic Low Loss Header and Cascade Insulation kits.
The Magnetic Low Loss Header kit introduces magnetic filtration to the Evomax 2 accessories range. Available in four different sizes to match Evomax 2 Header kits, the Magnetic Low Loss Header offers an additional approach to hydraulic separation whilst providing a solution that is space efficient by combining a low loss header and a magnetic filter. Butterfly valves for system isolation are available as an optional extra.
To meet demand for two-in-one air and dirt separators, Spirotech has extended its SpiroCombi MB3 range, with the introduction of a broader range of sizes.
The MB3 is now available as a 1 ¼”, 1 ½” and 2” unit for light commercial projects and is said to provide effective and continuous air and dirt removal via one unit to optimise system performance and efficiency, whilst minimising downtime. The unit can be fitted on either the flow or return, and features a brass body with swivelling connection and drain valve which can be used without the need for isolating or dismantling the unit when cleaning.