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Schueco launches its AWS 70 SC outward opening window

Outward opening window offers high level of insulation and security download

Schueco UK

Schueco UK has launched its AWS 70 SC insulated, outward opening window, ideal for installation in houses, apartments, light commercial buildings, local authority properties, schools and clinics. With a depth of 70 mm, the system can accommodate double or triple glazed units and achieves a U value of 1.5 W/m2K with 1.0 W/m2K glazing units, which makes it Document L compliant.


Why builders merchants benefit from supplying the full UNION StrongBOLT range downloadweblink


UNION has extended its range to enhance builders merchant’s stock profiles. They are encouraging them review their stock profiling to supply the full UNION StrongBOLT range and make extra sales.  The StrongBOLT British Standard 5 lever mortice lock already sells well and the full diversified range will enable merchants meet demand for a wider variety of locks. All variants are available in both satin stainless steel and polished brass finishes, and are supplied in visi-pack display.

Novus has carried out work throughout the South West Coast

Quick turn around on refurbishment work thanks to dedication of Novus team download

Novus Property Solutions

Novus Property Solutions has completed a series of projects across the South West Coast for high profile clients including social housing provider, The Guinness Trust, involving the replacement of 130 kitchens to a value of £450,000 across 60,000 properties. Pre-paint repairs and painting work was undertaken for Devon and Cornwall Housing in some 10,000 homes in a contract which has averaged at around £3.75 million over the past six years.


Warmup new UK website for world's best selling underfloor heating weblink

Warmup Plc

The new website design for Warmup offers more targeted tools and improved quoting system for projects of all sizes The 3 easy steps when getting a quote for underfloor heating includes Warmup advice on the best system for the project and, for projects over 50m², help from a project manager for a bespoke solution. Trade benefits from installation advice including videos. The website offers an outstanding user experience across all devices, particularly on mobile and tablet.

Fuel Card Services

Fuel Card Services means a farewell to forms for PBS Utilities download

Fuel Card Services

PBS Utilities vans can be seen surveying power lines nationwide. Their fleet, including Nissan and Vauxhall vans, is all refuelled with the help of Fuel Card Services, saving PBS Utilities hours of administration time and paperwork. Now their drivers just refuel and go.


Construction benefits from BIM & digital prototyping as COINS invests in Fulcro download


Recognising the benefits of both BIM and digital prototyping for the construction industry, Construction Industry Solutions (COINS) has invested in BIM-enabled virtual design and construction services company, Fulcro Engineering Services. Both businesses believe combining the development of software and the application of 3D digital prototyping will help customers with design & cost planning right through to facilities management & operational maintenance. 

Saint-Gobain PAM

Saint-Gobain PAM UK launches new range of cast iron shower drain kits downloadweblink

Saint-Gobain PAM UK

Adding to its range of VortX drainage products, Saint-Gobain PAM UK launch a range of complete cast iron shower drain kits. Supplied boxed, each kit features a VortX shower drain body, bottle trap and stainless steel grating, which is available in a standard finish, or can be polished to order.

Scaracen Interiors

Top AIS Award for Saracen Interiors refurbishment of Royalty House in Watford download

Saracen Interiors

Saracen Interiors wins an AIS (Association of Interior Specialists) gold award for its refurbishment of Royalty House, the old Hertfordshire Primary Care Trust  building in Watford that completed last year on behalf of Aspect Property Group. The high quality of the interior fit increased the value of the space at Royalty House and the efficiency of the building with a reduction in energy costs of up to 50 per cent.

Plumis Automist

Open plan fire safety compliance solution from Automist download


Plumis Automist provides a simple and effective fire safety solution for creating open plan homes. Automist is a discreet fire suppression appliance designed for use in homes. A dedicated Heat Alarm detects fire conditions, triggering a fine water mist, which suppresses the fire and restores survivable conditions while occupants escape. The product includes spray nozzles that mount on a standard wall plate and a small pump that can be located in a nearby cupboard. The result is almost ...

Baldwin Boxall

Baldwin Boxall Advance disabled refuge unit in stainless steel downloadweblink

Baldwin Boxall

Baldwin Boxall has added a new outstation to its Omnicare EVC (Emergency Voice Communication) system. The new Advance disabled refuge remote unit has a stainless steel finish and includes the same features as the green version with raised, luminescent text, Braille and induction loop. OmniCare, the first system of its kind, includes all the company’s ‘CARE’ outstations on a single network, with one point of control.

Step-by-step video guide to installing Alumasc Silicone Render videoweblink

Alumasc FacadesFri, 29 Aug 2014

Watch the step-by-step video guide to installing Alumasc Silicone Render which is used as a finish to Alumasc Facade Systems various External Wall Insulation (EWI) Systems. This product is available in a wide variation of colours. Links for further information or to request a free colour chart. EWI is the most effective way of insulating a building and can be installed as part of ECO funded or The Green Deal schemes.

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Premierline Direct

What every builder needs to know about the real cost of owning a van weblink

Premierline Direct Business InsuranceMon, 1 Sep 2014

Do you how much your van actually costs to buy and run? The Premierline infographic looks at independent data showing the average running costs of four winners of the 2014 Business Van of the Year Awards. The results could make you think again about which van you choose - and how you look after and use it. The infographic shows you how much you can save on depreciation, tax and insurance - and how to reduce your fuel costs by £4k.

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Crystal glass balustrades have been installed at new apartments

Crystal balustrades produce balance of light, visibility and safety downloadweblink

Sapphire Balustrades

Sapphire’s Crystal frameless structural glass system has been specified for a new apartment complex in south west London to produce stylish balustrades around projecting steel balconies at the Mount Anvil properties. The glass infill panels provide a precise balance of light, visibility and safety, with over 280 metres of the balustrading being installed at The Filaments alongside stainless steel capping, creating a continuous line of glass around the building.

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