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Dulux Trade’s Weathershield colour guide has been updated to incorporate the company’s most popular woodcare colours and to demonstrate how they can be complemented by trim and masonry shades. The new guide arranges colours from dark hues to light shades in order for the specifier to select the right colour palette for any project. The Weathershield range of paints is suitable for exterior masonry, metal trim and wood.
Abloy UK has introduced a new security solutions pocket specification handbook which has been based on its popular smartphone app. The iPhone, iPad and Android compatible app helps specifiers select the right door security solution alongside directing users to their nearest Abloy Centre via GPS technology. After receiving significant feedback that a hard copy of the app would be useful, the company has now launched the Compliant Specifications handbook which contains information on ...
The innovative patented Viper SCC duct-mounted, centrifugal fan from Elta Fans produces high pressure even with low volumes and is ideal for installation in sports and leisure facilities, schools, colleges, retail centres, factories and other duct-mounted installations. The Viper SCC is one of a number of new products featured in the new Elta Select 2013 Product Guide, available now.
Greenwood Airvac has launched ComfoTube, a new semi rigid ducting system, as part of its Guaranteed Installed Performance range. ComfoTube has been designed to be quick and easy to install and is supplied on rolls of up to 50m. It can be cut to size, bent around corners and/or joists and doesn’t require the use of sealants. ComfoTube semi rigid ducting ensures a healthy supply of fresh air by using Clinside, a patented smooth internal coating.
Integrity Software case study looks why building contractors Facilitas SMC switched to construction specific Evolution M accounting software that provided an integrated construction financial system that made monitoring costs and sales across SMC’s four main revenue streams visible in real time.
British Gas advisor uses Stroma Certification’s RSAP+ Green Deal and EPC software package, the first software on the market to connect direct to the Green Deal Finance Company, thus avoiding requirements for separate data entry.
Franke Washrooms Systems has redesigned its stainless steel WCs, incorporating a single-piece P-Trap and an improved shape to the bowl. The range offers cost savings, water savings and specifying advantages for specifiers.
Indoor Solutions catalogue includes key LED and CMH innovations suitable for office, retail, education and healthcare environments.
Security and Fire Protection
Abloy UK offers RIBA-approved security CPD seminars covering electric locking and access control systems. The CPD seminars are based on Abloy’s popular Academy courses and are held at architects’ premises, also providing the latest information design standards-compliant specifications to meet fire door and escape door legislation.
Nick Rutter, MD of Sprue Safety Products, highlights the dangers of ‘the silent killer’, carbon monoxide (CO), after lives were saved because of vital warnings provided by a FireAngel alarm after a deadly CO leak from Pauline Smith’s neighbours flat in Romford, Essex.
Video of the Week
VIDEO demonstrates how Newton Diathonite, a premixed plaster, fibre-reinforced with cork, clay powders and natural hydraulic lime with top thermal and acoustic properties, provides a hard wearing thermal barrier for both internal and external applications. Diathonite creates an seamless thermal barrier, eliminating the risk of cold bridging within the structure, and can be spray-applied using a plastering pump, or hand applied.
DeckSafe Solutions case study looks why SITA UK specified DeckSafe to create non-slip surfaces that ensured the safety of users at their household recycling centre in Stoke Gifford near Bristol. All public access areas now meet stringent safety standards and DeckSafe has eliminated a number of potentially slippery, uneven and hazardous concrete steps and surfaces.
Partnered with air-source heat pumps, Jaga’s Maxi Low-Surface Temperature and Basic radiators were installed at Kier Hardie Health Park in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, a £30m healthcare development, built as part of the ‘Design for Life’ NHS Trust Framework Agreement. Maxi LST features included a cool-to-touch protective casing with curved edges plus anti-ligature grilles to provide safe, energy-efficient heating that also helped cut carbon emissions by up to 10%.