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Le Mondial du Batiment, taking place from 6 to 10 November 2017, has set focus on new products and innovations. This year’s Innovation Awards attracted 217 participants, representing a 10% increase from last edition, showing an incremental revival of the industry, and a will to challenge the market’s future.

Garador has introduced a new colour option on its steel Up & Over garage doors called Chartwell Green.

Air ambulance helicopters now have a distinctive new helipad at a Chelmsford hospital, thanks to a repainting job using Bradite products.

Viega has extended its unique range of Megapress press connections with an innovation engineered for larger thick walled steel pipework. The new cold applied Megapress XL system is safer, cleaner and delivers time savings of up to 80% when compared with welding.

Offering tradespeople a fresh new alternative to traditional workwear, the new Pro range from Dickies Workwear combines practicality, innovation and safety with a modern, professional look.

Mapei has launched the Keraquick Ultrafast S1 adhesive. The cement-based ultra-rapid setting adhesive is ideal for fast track repairs as Keraquick Ultrafast S1 sets to foot traffic in 60 minutes and is ready for grouting in 90 minutes.

Liberon has launched a first to market Exterior Furniture Cream, which can be applied quickly and easily by hand, with a cloth.

Mirka is launching the new Direct Electric Orbital Sander (DEOS). The Mirka DEOS gets closer to the surface, easily accessing hard to reach areas and delivers a flawless smooth finish quicker than other sanders.

Recycled shipping containers in York are being converted into a community space to offer affordable spaces to start-up businesses. Providing an area where locals have an opportunity to enjoy the city, Spark:York has turned to Norbord to help create a hub for social businesses.

VELUX is offering its UK customers rewards, redeemable at a range of top-brand partners, each time they buy white-painted roof windows and flat rooflights during September and October.

Every two years, Le Mondial du Bâtiment Awards reflects and highlights industry trends, standing as one of the leading event for innovation in the building industry.

TeknosPro will display a selection of industrial and decorative paints and coatings at this year’s National Painting and Decorating Show.

Pegler Yorkshire has further embraced smart phone technology and launched a new PY Handbook app.

In just six weeks Timber Expo, the UK’s only event dedicated exclusively to Timber, will return to Birmingham NEC from 10 – 12 October 2017.This year’s show will explore the latest advances across the industry and offer visitors a first look at some of the latest products, applications and innovations from across Europe.

The University of Cumbria has selected Stelrad’s Compact with Style radiators to provide the heat around an impressive new teaching building on its Lancaster campus.

The Premdor interior Paint Grade Plus door range has developed to become a firm trade favourite. When contract budgets are tight and minimum installation times are paramount, this range has been found to be the ideal solution.

Bit selection has never been so easy and quick – with the Wiha bit concept a quick glance at the screw is enough.

Dressing right and staying comfortable when it’s cold and wet on site requires more than your old windcheater, waterproofs and wellies.

Canterbury handmade clay plain tiles from leading roof systems manufacturer, Marley Eternit have been used to create an authentic roof for a new build historic-style cottage in the Denham Conservation area.

Mapei are now packaging Mapefer 1k in Alu-Pak. Mapefer 1k is Mapei’s one-component corrosion-inhibiting cement mortar for the protection of reinforcing bars.

The Build Show, sponsored by Easy-Trim, is set to return to Birmingham NEC in just under six weeks. From 10-12 October, 400 exhibitors will showcase its latest products, services and working practices in construction to an anticipated 35,000 visitors.

Kalsi Group is supporting its customers with easy access to its certified Aquaflow product range, comprising soil and waste products alongside its underground drainage and sewerage systems.

Following consumer trends for more natural and authentic materials in the garden, Kelkay have seen huge success with their granite cobble mats and, in particular, the beautiful Granite Star Patio Kit launched last year.

Your hands are your most important tools so keep them protected with Hand Armour, a new multi-use barrier cream from Everbuild – A Sika Company.

Following the overwhelming success of its C.K Magma Test Equipment Case, Carl Kammerling International has launched another industry first, the C.K Magma Test Equipment Case Toolkit.

Abode Connekt Flushfit, an ultra slim flush-fit or inset sink range. The sink has ultra-thin edge detailing delivering a sleek contemporary look to any chosen worktop.

Taking place from 6 to 10 November, 2017 in Paris, Le Mondial du Batiment is the unmissable event for the building industry.

Klober’s development of universal seals for its Roll-Fix ventilating dry ridge and hip system are suitable for use with most 1/2 round, universal and angle ridges and 1/3 round and uni-angle hips, this not only simplifies procurement for the merchant in but also for the roofer on site.

Over the past 50 years, FEIN has invented several brands of the oscillating multi-tool, as well as a raft of industry technologies for both the tool and associated accessories.

Research undertaken by the UK’s home security expert, ERA, indicates that over 90% of consumers consider security as the main benefit of installing a video intercom system.

Dickies is launching two new footwear lines offering greater flexibility than ever before, using its latest outsole designs.

For the second year running, BLANCO is sponsoring a student to take part in the Kitchen Design course at Bucks New University. BLANCO has selected Beth Elson to study the course. Here she is pictured with David Fell and John Seaman, both Regional Sales Managers at BLANCO UK.

Garside Sands has supplied more than 2,400 tonnes of its Slowfil Sand to Thames Water, as part of an ongoing programme to improve its water quality for customers across London and the Thames Valley.

Aggregate Industries’ SuperCurve asphalt has been laid at Silverstone.

Professional tradespeople wanting to leave their mark where there’s an element of painting to be completed on the job can turn to new Crown Contract Super Covertex to create the right impression.

Heating system filter specialist Eclipse Magnetics has increased the warranty on its BoilerMag commercial and industrial boiler filters to 10 years. As a result of BoilerMag’s confidence in the high quality full stainless steel construction and outstanding performance of its products, the new warranty provides installers with high levels of product guarantee.

As the nights draw in and the trade tackles last minute woodcare projects, Sadolin is on hand to help merchants kick start the season with its latest incentive.

Linde Material Handling has won a five-year contract to supply Fowler Welch, a National third party logistics supplier, with a National fleet of 180+ new Lithium-Ion Fork Lift trucks, and Warehouse Equipment.

Ideal Bathrooms are excited to announce a new partnership with Nuance, a wall panelling brand from Bushboard. The addition of Nuance reflects the extremely strong growth of wall panelling, with many retailers now advocating the benefits of this waterproof design solution ahead of conventional tiling.

Products with Secured by Design (SBD) accreditation are highly sought after in the building trade by builders, architects and specifiers due to the increased security benefits that are proven through controlled testing by the UK Police Flagship scheme.

Warwickshire based Triton Showers has invested an initial six figure sum into an update of the brand and development of a national advertising campaign, which is set to air in customers living rooms this autumn. The first shower company in the UK to embark upon activity of this scale, this bold move will see the market leading manufacturer launch a TV commercial on ITV, Channel 4 and Sky.

Spirit levels are an essential piece of kit for tradesmen so storing them safely and where they are easy to find in your van is important. The new Stabila spirit level combi case makes this easy, presenting a professional image on site and between jobs while protecting the tool itself.

Civils Expo, a UK’s event dedicated to civil engineering and infrastructure, will once again bring together leading suppliers of the latest technologies, systems and products for the sector when it returns to Birmingham NEC from 10-12 October 2017.

Kelkay have developed a new heart shaped stepping stone in their sandstone range.

Xella International GmbH has signed a contract with the investment firm KKR to buy URSA. The sale is subject to the approval of the competition authorities and expected to be closed before the end of 2017.

Kelkay are banking on indoor decor trends to spread out into the garden with their new and exciting range of aggregates in bright new shades.

Following the successful revamping of its Denso Tape packing labels and boxes, Winn and Coales (Denso) have given a new lease of life to the packaging for their Densostrip precast concrete sealing strips.

The Isthmian Football League has been re-branded as The Bostik League in a new two-year deal.

The Revolution Infinity from Solid Gear is a new work shoe from Snickers. 

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