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New Wave’s mobile showroom, Demo 2, has taken to the road in order to visit fabricators and installers around the country to showcase its latest aluminium ‘Slide & Swing’ door range, in addition to the original PVC-U model. The showroom allows fabricators to view the hardware and see a demonstration on how installation is carried out and how the product operates.
Deceuninck has set up a permanent display at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC) in Swindon to present its products to more than 200,000 visitors, including homeowners, industry professionals, construction students and media people. The company will be exhibiting its New Wave ‘Slide and Swing’ door, designed to enable frames to slide independently at any time, alongside the Monorail door, aimed at property owners wanting to bring natural light into a building.
REHAU is hosting two free ‘Ground National’ events at racecourses for contractors who want more information on how to get ahead in the ground source heat pump sector. Industry professionals will be provided with advice on REHAU’s range of pipework, fittings, manifold chambers and ground source energy probes, in addition to participating in a series of competitions to win race day tickets.
Novus Property Solutions participated in the introductory Staffordshire Cluster meeting for schools and businesses taking part in the Business in the Community partnership. The company has teamed up with Thistley Hough Academy in Stoke-on-Trent as part of the Business Class education programme, aimed at creating opportunities for businesses to work alongside secondary schools to produce long-term sustainable partnerships.
Causeway has achieved ISO 27001 information security standard certification following an assessment by Lloyds’ Register Quality Assurance. The ISO 27002 is designed to reduce the risk of security threats and systems being exploited by covering the areas of confidentiality, integrity and availability within a company’s database.
Ancon has launched its BIM Object library covering 2D and 3D product representations of a range of products, including standard cavity wall ties, masonry restraints, masonry supports, windposts, tension bar systems, shear load connectors, stud rails and reinforcement continuity systems. Available to download from the NBS National BIM Library, each BIM Object includes product data, whilst each file has been checked by the NBS team to ensure compliancy with the National Building Specification ...
GE Lighting has developed its new Albeo LED Luminaire for application in retail sheds and distribution centres, allowing for a rated life of 65,000 hours to extend maintenance cycles and reduce the cost of changing lamps. Albeo produces 70 or 80 CRI and is an alternative to HID and T5/T8, with its design giving retailers the opportunity to fine-tune the light output and wattage to suit each individual application.
DuPont is sponsoring the Corian 2.0 design exhibition at Tortona in Milan on the 7th to 13th April, featuring a kitchen, bathroom and lounge scene created by French designer Christian Ghion. The display will showcase the company’s combination of the DuPont Corian with electronic and LED technologies to create interior cladding solutions, in addition to the integration of Corian with Powermat Technology systems for wireless recharging and smartphone networking.
Sprue Safety Products’ FireAngel carbon monoxide (CO) alarms have been supplied in their thousands to installers across Northern Ireland in support of the company’s campaign with the Gis A Hug Foundation, established to protect vulnerable people from the dangers of the deadly gas. The manufacturing firm has been donating one carbon monoxide alarm to the charity for every twenty FireAngel CO-9XT alarms sold from wholesalers and merchants involved in the campaign.
Abloy UK has published its specification handbook, featuring the same information on compliant security solutions as the company’s smartphone app. The publication selects products suitable for specification or installation, in addition to guiding users to their nearest Abloy Centre to ensure materials can be purchased quickly for use in a project.
Video of the Week
How to achieve top timber PEFC Project Certification videodownload
Video shows how PEFC Project Certification provides building designers and developers a supply of legal and sustainable timber in the UK market plus the benefits of highest level of assurance. The first major construction project in the world to achieve PEFC Project Certification is now complete at Kingsgate House, a seven-storey residential project in West London. Video, Factsheet and Case Study shows how to achieve this top timber certification.
The Celotex custom designed pink double-decker bus pulled in at Ecobuild in London as the first stop on its 50 venue UK ‘Insulating Britain’ roadshow that aims to reach architects, contractors and their distribution partners to help simplify their route to regulatory compliance. Celotex will deliver technical presentations from the bus and take part in live webinars.
Polysafe’s Modena PUR has been fitted at Wigan Youth Zone in Lancashire to provide slip resistant flooring at the centre, with a total of 600m2 of its Citrina, Garnet and Angelite colourways being installed to create a vivid centrepiece. The product is 100% recyclable and has been manufactured with particles to provide a hard friction surface to grip the sole of footwear, ensuring a long lasting material with easy cleaning benefits.