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The latest product from Abode is the Pronteau 3in1 steaming hot water tap, which is available in two symmetrical designs, each with five different finishes.

Identifying laser markings when working in a brightly lit building can prove tricky, but not with the Stabila LAX 300G laser, now available from Hyde. With green laser lines for optimum visibility in bright indoor lighting conditions, the new cross line laser is a must for any tradesman’s tool bag.

While fabric, functionality, and fit have always been hallmarks of Snickers’ working clothes, it’s the innovation and technology in the design of FLEXIWork garments that really sets them apart from other brands.

The new fabric in Snickers’ LITEwork working clothes makes them suitable for the summer months as they help tradespeople keep cool in the heat.

To mark the production of its 500,000th panel, Showerwall has hidden a special Golden Ticket inside the panel’s packaging. When the ticket is discovered, the lucky merchant or retailer, installer and property owner will each win a £500 Love2Shop voucher.

Multikwik’s sanitary frames and flush plates have been installed in Woodford Heating’s new office washrooms in Essex, to provide employees and visitors with an attractive bathroom space that will last at least 25 years.

The Onda range of polished stainless steel inset sinks is the latest addition to the Carron Phoenix Sink and Tap Value Packs, which offer savings against individual retail prices.

Garden paving manufacturer, Bradstone, has supported the MS Society’s ‘A Journey to Hope’ garden which has been awarded a Silver Merit award at BBC Gardeners’ World Live, held at Birmingham’s NEC from 15th-18th June.

Saniflo UK now has a stylish, easy to follow leaflet and poster spelling out all of the company’s shower pump and shower tray possibilities.

Carl Kammerling International is launching its annual Winter Wonderland promotion. The initiative has been designed to ensure sales teams and customers quickly understand the concept in order to maximise the opportunity, and profits, for wholesalers and retailers.

New modular merchandising units from Kelkay are based on their wooden frame system to overcome many of the challenges of outdoor displays, but they are now even more flexible to allow a variety of different layout configurations depending upon the space available and the range stocked.

French premium safety footwear brand Jallatte has launched its new J-Energy collection catalogue, featuring soles made with Infinergy, the new material that absorbs shocks and returns their own energy to the wearer with every step.

Garside Sands has successfully supplied more than 2,800 tonnes of its Slowfil Sand to Glenfarg Water Treatment Works, as part of an on-going programme to improve its water quality.

Mapei is transferring production of Planitop Smooth and Repair R2 to its West Midlands manufacturing centre. The rapid-setting thixotropic and fibre-reinforced, cementitious mortar can be applied in a single layer from 3mm to 40mm thickness and is suitable for repairing and smoothing concrete.

Timber Expo, the UK’s only event dedicated exclusively to timber, has announced its return to Birmingham NEC from 10 to 12 October 2017. Covering a wide range of timber applications, from timber frame through to plywood, CLT and timber cladding, the show will explore the latest developments across the industry as well as new products and innovations from around Europe.

The Build Show, which forms the largest show as part of UK Construction Week, returns for the third year to the Birmingham NEC, 10-12 October 2017. The Build Show continues to establish itself as the voice of the industry by showcasing the latest products and solutions that support the sector.

Salamander Pumps has launched a new user-friendly website at www.salamanderpumps.co.uk, designed to make life easier for installers, householders, distributors and stockists.

The complete Twyford Collection of quality bathroom products is now available to view in a new brochure dedicated to the brand.

In the world of health and safety (H&S), joining the millionaires means one million working hours (or five years) without a single lost hour’s accident anywhere within the workforce. That is what Ideal Bathrooms has achieved to become a member of parent company St. Gobain’s Millionaires Club.

BLM British Lead have announced the launch of three new products, Site Wipes, Hall Clip + and Hallhook, during July as part of its continuing efforts to strengthen support for roofing contractors and Leadworkers.

BLM are to strengthen their support to roofing contractors and Leadworkers with the launch of a new smartphone app during July.

Ongoing increases in the cost of imported timber are further reducing the price differential between concrete and timber fence posts, making concrete a far more attractive option for homeowners and businesses looking for security and long fence life, according to Supreme Concrete.

Tradespeople have the chance to win time off when they purchase one or more bags of Blue Circle Postcrete between June and 31 August, 2017.

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Karndean Designflooring has introduced a new brand and easy-fit product portfolio designed specifically for the building trade, as part of its wider growth plans.

As part of its continuing specialisation, roofing accessory manufacturer Klober has introduced an extensive range of wall and underfloor vents. This includes lightweight, easy-to-install ducting elements suitable for a standard footprint design.

Brett Martin plumbing and drainage is now offering a new range of high-performance Adoptable Access and Inspection Chamber Assemblies, which are designed to meet the requirements of Sewers for Adoption (SfA7) whilst offering specifiers and water authorities a robust, cost-effective and superior drainage solution.

Garden paving manufacturer, Bradstone, has supported the Institute of Quarrying by sponsoring the largest show garden to feature at the inaugural RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, held this week from 7-11 June 2017.

New research and rigorous testing of EGGER’s flagship flooring product, EGGER Protect, has shown that the structural board can remain exposed to the elements for 60 days.

Tradespeople can save up to £30 on Scruffs’ range of GORE-TEX® safety footwear this summer. These lightweight and durable work boots & shoes are engineered with GORE-TEX® membrane technology, making them both fully waterproof and breathable to keep feet dry, cool and comfortable all day long.

Identifying laser markings when working in a brightly lit building can prove tricky, but not with the Stabila LAX 300G laser, now available from Hyde.

The expanding foam range from Everbuild – A Sika Company is growing once again with the addition of Constructa-Pro; a high strength adhesive foam designed for use in a multitude of applications.

Visqueen Building Products – part of RPC bpi recycled products – has launched a new range of Ultimate Gas membranes for protection against dangerous gases and chemicals

The Klober Uni-Click Dry Verge provides a secure, mortar- free method of fixing concrete interlocking verge tiles on pitches from 12.5 – 90º.

Saniflo UK, the country’s leading designer and manufacturer of pumps, macerators and shower cubicles, is taking its roadshow on tour again after the success of 2016 – which took in 80 venues in England, Wales and Ireland – to visit independents and merchants nationwide. 

Summer is just around the corner and Sadolin is all dressed for success with its latest customer giveaway, launched to help merchants to make the most of the season.

“Service Excellence has always been our watchword” says Ideal Bathrooms Commercial Director Danielle Lillis “Not just for actual distribution expertise but for our support services. Keeping up to date with the latest developments in all aspects of our business includes our communication with our customers, without whom we could not be successful.”

Independent builders’ merchant Sydenhams has supplied timber and building materials in the South of England since 1874, and has seen many developments in product design and choice over the years. One of the most successful has been Fibo wall panels for kitchens and bathrooms. 

It’s a fact that the outdoor landscaping area in the garden centre is sometimes allowed to languish without the detailed care and attention lavished on other product areas like giftware or food, garden care or houseplants.

Buttonfix has expanded its distribution network with new supplier agreements with Formed, Metro Fixings and CD (UK). Each will now offer Buttonfix’s innovative fasteners both in store and online, backed by full technical support.

Good news if you are a Mechanical Design Engineer, Consultant or Specifier. Smith Brothers Stores (SBS) are teaming up with the professional body CIBSE, to offer CPD courses.

Kingspan Insulation has released a new technical bulletin and RIBA approved CPD article, designed to support enhanced detailing. 

The original features of the former infirmary are being authentically restored to create a valuable new community hub.

Garador has launched a brand new online tool that will show you exactly how a new garage door will appear on a property.

Yale UK and Philips Hue have been announced as the latest supporters of Smart Home Week – a new initiative designed to help trade professionals get to grips with the smart home and showcase the very best in smart, connected and integrated home technology.

In a bid to meet strict environmental regulations and protect local wildlife, a rural farm and restaurant on the edge of a Scottish loch has replaced its deficient wastewater treatment system with a cleaner, more efficient alternative from GRAF UK.

The popular Tuscan sink collection has been updated with the addition of three stylish new stainless steel and two on-trend granite sink ranges in single and 1.5 bowl options, plus a new tap range.

The Essential Bathrooms range continues to expand to meet the needs of retailers requiring quality bathroom products at affordable prices.

Brett Landscaping has introduced Stamford Ultra, the latest edition to the hugely successful patio paving range Stamford, after seeing a sustained increase in demand from its customers for something different which would set it apart from a conventional riven finish.

Klober Roll-Fix kits contain everything to fix five metres of mortar-free, ventilated ridge or hip and are suitable for ventilating most concrete and clay tiles including capped clay angle tiles.

Wienerberger launches innovative new lead-replacement roof flashing solution 

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