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Clicbox from BA Components is a product that is said to make cabinet assembly easier than ever before.
Paving products from Bradstone have featured in a Gold award-winning show garden at this year’s prestigious RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (5th – 10th July 2016).
Methven, the global designer and manufacturer of premium showers, has unveiled the next phase of its patented Aurajet technology shower range with the release of two new Aio products.
Understanding the needs of electricians and retailers alike, Carl Kammerling International has introduced two new heavy-duty cable cutters to its already popular C.K tools cutters range - the Heavy Duty Cable Shear and the Heavy Duty Ratchet Cable Cutters.
Deb, a leading innovator and supplier of skin care products, offers a highly visible UV safety board and dispenser that is designed to help outdoor workers make sun protection a natural staff habit and help prevent skin cancer.
Ideal Bathrooms have been appointed as a national distributor for Just Trays, the UK’s largest shower tray manufacturer
Gatic Civil Drainage, part of Alumasc Water Management Solutions, has added Filcoten Pave to its range of lightweight concrete channels.
Simpson Strong-Tie’s Quik Drive collated screw system has become the first ever tool to be awarded DeckMark® Plus accreditation from the Timber Decking and Cladding Association.
Carl Kammerling International has enhanced its already popular range of C.K tools Redline VDE Side Cutters, adjusting the cutting edge to provide the optimal cutting angle for the unsurpassed, smooth and efficient cutting of electrical cables.
Kalsi Group is enhancing its Aquacel range with the introduction of two new colours, Chartwell Green and Anthracite. The finishes are available as a foiled option on the company’s roofline and cladding products.
Bond It, the manufacturer of sealants, adhesives and building chemicals, has introduced new packaging across its Mate and Premiere range of products.
BoilerMag XL commercial filters and XT industrial filters are now available to buy from Pipe Center. With specialist knowledge of larger heating systems, its unique position in the commercial and industrial heating sector makes Pipe Center the perfect partner for BoilerMag.
Working outdoors in the summer can be a challenge for tradespeople, so it’s important that they feel comfortable and protected whatever the weather.
Sika Pave Fix Plus is the easy and hassle free way to transform your paving all year round. Coming ready to use, Sika Pave Fix Plus is a self-setting paving grout which achieves the perfect pointing for paths, patios and paving. Faster than traditional methods, Sika Pave Fix Plus is cement free and provides a strong and durable finish.
Offering custom-designed glazing bars and complementary fixing accessories for fitting multiwall and solid polycarbonate, PET, PETG, glass or double glazed units, Twinfix have all of your customer’s roof glazing needs covered.
The roofers best kept secret is finally out – Aquaseal Liquid Roof from Everbuild – A Sika Company is a new, 1-component, easy to use, all weather roofing system, ideal for waterproofing flat and pitched roofs.
When a single sourced solution was required to replace the flat and pitched roofs at Gorse Hill Primary School in Stretford, Trafford Council turned to global waterproofing and roofing leader IKO plc
Saniflo is kicking off its summer TV campaign this week with a comprehensive schedule covering all regions of the UK throughout the whole of July.
Timber specialist Masons has launched it’s new mini mouldings box, providing a high margin, low risk, fast turn around product range to help retailers and merchants boost sales.
Home security specialist Yale is running a major consumer marketing campaign designed to drive demand for merchants throughout the summer months.
Myson’s new Low Surface Temperature (LST) radiator range includes the narrowest Panel LST model available on the UK market.
The UK’s build community will once again come together for this year’s Build Show, being held as part of UK Construction Week from 18-20 October at the Birmingham NEC.
Leading construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie has launched a new catalogue dedicated to its range of bead and mesh products for the professional plasterer.
Coloured sinks continue to be a popular trend and the new Columba synthetic inset sink from Carron Phoenix is the cost-conscious option, underscoring the company’s flair for delivering high performance, quality and value for money.
The success of the Araya tap collection from Francis Pegler has resulted in a further expansion ensuring this fashionable range can cater for more applications.
Leading UK garage door manufacturer, Garador, recently provided three of their lorries to help deliver over 500 bikes to their riders so they could take part in the Coast to Coast charity bike ride. Garador normally uses the lorry fleet to deliver a range of garage doors.
Spending hours on their feet day after day is the reality for tradespeople, and the last thing they want is to feel weighed down by heavy footwear.
That’s why Scruffs has created the ultra lightweight Cheviot boot - built for site with durability and performance at its core!
Technically designed to achieve a light feel, using a hard wearing aluminium toe cap rather than a steel toe, the interior also provides ultimate comfort for hardworking tradespeople with a composite midsole
Centurion Europe, the leading wholesaler and distributor, has announced a new partnership agreement with Dublin based Brighter Image Limited to supply Pest Clear, a sophisticated range of pest repellers to the UK market.
Aqualisa’s classic Midas bar valve has been de-constructed and re-engineered, improving every detail to offer a premium, value for money range aimed at the family market.
This year’s FAKRO International Design Competition - ‘Space for New Visions,’ will be open to architectural students for the first time.
F & P Wholesale has announced a new strategic partnership with Glow-worm, to provide independent merchants with an exclusive range of competitively priced boilers perfect for streamlining sales and boosting margins.
A “six figure” radio and marketing campaign from Richard Burbidge, persuading homeowners to transform their halls, stairways and landings, will hit the airwaves next week (week commencing Monday 9 May).
Impey’s Aqua-Dec EasyFit floor former technology is the easiest and most efficient way to create a gradient for effective drainage within any type of wetroom and can be fitted on a wooden or concrete floor. With the strength and rigidity to support up to 300KG (47 stones), the AquaDec EasyFit incorporates a unique, patented rotating drain plate which makes it easy to avoid joists and underfloor obstructions, negating the need for under-boarding, thus reducing both installation time and cost. With drainage supplied, a lifetime guarantee and a choice of contemporary, stainless-steel drain-plates, the AquaDec EasyFit has revolutionised wetroom installation.
Coram Showers is a progressive brand renowned for quality and durability. Coram’s Optima range of enclosures offers a luxurious finish, packed with features across a wide range of designs and sizes. Core features include toughened ‘StayClean’ safety glass as standard, chrome or white frames and an option for plain, satin or modesty glass.
Toolstream’s exclusive new range of SmaartWipes introduces a smarter, instant-cleaning solution for shifting the most stubborn dirt, grease and grime from a multitude of surfaces in the home, workshop, garage and garden.
In test results, Which? says: ‘This is a fantastic shower that passed our tests with flying colours, coming out head and shoulders above the competition.’
Quartz™ Electric scored 88% based on real life tests including water flow rate, temperature rise and recovery time, ease of cleaning, ease of installation and ease of use.
The product was tested in April 2016 and launched in 2014.
Bond It has taken major steps to strengthen the environmental credentials of its products and its working practices.
The new After Tile® range from Everbuild – A Sika Company is designed to make caring for and maintaining tiled areas quick, simple and hassle free. Consisting of seven products focusing on the key areas of care, this range is just what the market has been waiting for.
Keep tradespeople cool this Summer with Scruffs Trade Shorts. Built for technical performance on site, the shorts are both durable and lightweight.
Leading construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie has released an all new ‘Nails and Screws’ brochure for Spring 2016.
Essential Bathrooms have used the KBB Show to launch an exciting new bathroom furniture collection, adding an extensive high quality range of bathroom furniture to their existing Essential suites, baths, accessories, towel warmers and fittings portfolio.
According to recent statistics, home owners aged 25 to 34 spend an average of £647 on their outdoor spaces per year. 29% said that this expenditure is driven by a love for gardening, for 19% it is entertaining guests outside and 14% aim to increase their property's value.
Designed for technical performance on the job, the Scruffs Pro Softshell Jacket includes a water-resistant bonded fleece softshell fabric, multiple pockets for storage, and reflective ‘stay safe’ detailing.
Kalsi Group will be introducing its products and services to a new sector this summer. In a first for the low maintenance building product specialist it will be exhibiting at Housing 2016 at Manchester Central (28-30 June 2016). The Birmingham-based business will be challenging established players in the market with its Aquacel and rainwater product offering
AKW, the UK’s leading manufacturer of inclusive bathrooms, will be showcasing its ‘best-in-class’ range of wet room formers and its next generation, smart electric showers at this year’s PHEX+ event.
Leading construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie has developed a range of structural screws aimed squarely at the engineered timber construction industry.
With increasing amounts of UK homeowners turning their backs on DIY projects, the ‘do-it-for-me’ trend is growing at a pace. In fact, according to research by Euromonitor, Brits in their 20s and 30s lack the confidence to undertake even basic DIY tasks.
Manufacturer of sealants, adhesives, waterproofing products and other building chemicals, Bond It has lent its support to a mammoth charity bike ride.
A new first-of-its-kind, easy-to-fix clay pantile, Lincoln has been launched by Marley Eternit, offering a unique sales opportunity for merchants.
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