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    Customers of leading building products manufacturer Steadmans have further reassurance about the company’s output after its cladding profiles and panels met the requirements for CE marking.

     The accreditation – applying to Steadmans’ single skin cladding profile range, which features six differing profiles to suit every application, plus its AS 35 composite panels – testifies to their properties and performance, confirming they have been manufactured, tested and assessed to European standards.

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    VAT cut can succeed where Green Deal is failing

    Reducing VAT to 5 per cent on energy efficiency improvement work would help more households than Green Deal finance can, said the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to the latest statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

    38,259 Green Deal assessments have been carried out, but only four Green Deal plans have so far been signed. Research commissioned by the FMB shows cutting VAT to 5 percent on energy-efficient glazing and boiler replacements could result in an additional 57,668 households with both measures installed by 2020[1].

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    A packed line-up of best practice technical presentations and case studies means the second annual commercial flooring conference will run for two full days (2-3 September 2013) alongside this year’s Flooring Show at Harrogate International Centre.

    Following the success of last year’s first ever national commercial flooring conference, organisers Wendy Adams Associates and Media Generation have extended the conference and put together an enticing programme of presentations and demonstrations from the industry’s top names.

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    The Planning Convention – 11 July 2013, London

    Focusing on the key issue of growth, the 2013 Planning Convention will cover a broad vision of the future we should now be planning for.

    This year, Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, will deliver the keynote address and will be joined by speakers from across the industry. There’s also an opportunity to hear the latest updates from Government at DCLG’s popular surgery.

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    Traditional Metal Roofing Specialists Recognised by CSCS

    Laying down a significant marker for their trade, roofing specialists in traditional hard metals (copper, stainless steel and zinc) now have their own Traditional / Heritage Roofing CSCS card.

    Launched on the 1st June 2013, the Traditional / Heritage Roofing – Hard Metals CSCS card will identify those craftsmen experienced in traditional metal roofing design and installation.

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    New ‘Hi-Grip Extra’ Decking launched as part of CTS’s 25 year celebrations

    As part of their 25 year celebrations CTS have launched a new Non-Slip Decking product range called Hi-Grip Extra.  This unique product has a wide non-slip strip across the centre of a timber deck board providing an enhanced and smoother slip resistant surface that is ideal for disabled users, wheelchairs, cyclists as well as pedestrians.  The Hi-Grip Extra Deck boards are supplied in hardwood and softwood and available with FSC accreditation.  Independent tests on the bonded resin/aggregate non-slip prove they provide more than double the slip resistance required for walkway surfaces.   A choice of aggregate colours is available and a free cutting service provided which saves the customer time when fixing on site.

    CTS Bridges are a UK industry leader in the manufacture of decking, br...

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    UK launch for first hygienic wall and ceiling covering to meet stringent EU fire safety standard

    The first range of hygienic wall and ceiling panels to meet stringent European fire safety standards is now available in the UK.

    Beplas Hygienic Walls and Ceilings Ltd has signed an exclusive stock holding deal with US manufacturer Panolam Industries Inc, to market its range of Fibreglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) in the UK.

    It is the only hygienic cladding material in the UK to achieve B,S2,d0 to EN13501 certification and has been proven to be more fire resistant than traditional PVC-based panels , giving off significantly less smoke and with lower smoke toxicity.

    Panolam FRP is widely used in the USA in the food manufacturing industry as well as hospitals, restaurants, fast food outlets, schools, care homes and other establishments where public safety and good hygiene are of paramount imp...

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    X-Rite Pantone launches Bluetooth®-enabled CAPSURE to speed workflow for paint contractors, architects and interior decorators

    X-Rite Pantone to showcase new solution at
    FARBE – Ausbau & Fassade 2013 in Cologne

    REGENSDORF, Switzerland, 26 February, 2013 X-Rite, Incorporated and its wholly owned subsidiary Pantone LLC is unveiling a more powerful version of its popular CAPSURE device that enables paint contractors, architects and interior decorators to fully utilize their mobile devices to save time and improve customer satisfaction in the selection of architectural coatings.

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    RigiSystems in the space age

    The new 1,800 sq m Aerospace Technology Centre at Nottingham University provides a dedicated research and information exchange facility within the Institute for Aerospace Technology.

    It also provides a showcase for RigiSystems Ziplok standing seam profile with MicroZink finish in a roof to wall application which perfectly complements the space age nature of the project. MicroZink provides all the performance benefits of aluminium with the aesthetic appeal of a traditional zinc roof. The coating even changes colour and gloss over time in almost exactly the same way as pure zinc, yet in all other respects the profiles behave in the same way as standard aluminium.

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    Klaxon EN54-23 Beacons Ensure Notification in a Fire Emergency

    Klaxon Signals has developed a new range of fire signalling devices that ensure no one is left behind in a fire emergency.

    Sonos Pulse fire beacons and sounder beacons emit a high-brightness pulsating light, complying with the new European standard EN54-23 for visual alarm devices. By using light, Sonos Pulse beacons reach those who may be audibly impaired, or those working in noisy environments, achieving effective evacuation.

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    Long Rake Spar

    As the UK’s main supplier of dried aggregate granules to the resin surfacing industry, Long Rake Spar are committed to sourcing and developing the most extensive product selection available in the industry. As part of this commitment they continually seek to introduce a selection of exclusive new products, all of which are supplied washed, dried and screened to the highest specification to produce clean, closely sized granules. New for 2013 are four additions to the range Golden Quartz, Winter Rose, Alaskan Grey and Angular Tweed. These products are suitable for systems used in applications for medium traffic use; further technical information or samples are available.  See us on stand S1850 at Ecobuild.

    Website: www.longrakespar.co.uk

    Contact admin@longrakespar.co.uk

    Tel: 01629 630133

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    Here’s a new corporate take on forgiveness for Easter! Toolstation has declared a Catalogue Amnesty!

    For just the Easter weekend, customers can bring any competitor’s catalogue into their local Toolstation. In return, they will be offered a £5 discount on any transaction of more than £50. There are 120 branches across the UK, customers can check the website for details of their nearest branch.

    “It is just a bit of fun really,” said Toolstation’s Head of Marketing, John Meaden. “But it is also a serious way to let people know that we do have some of the very best prices in the business. With spring renovations and building poised to take off, it seemed a good time to let people know what we can offer.”

    The Amnesty coincides with the release of Toolstation’s new Spring Catal...

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    Fireray Beam Smoke Detectors Protect Dubai International Airport’s New A380 Concourse

    The recently opened new Concourse A of Dubai International Airport has had 265 Fireray end to end infrared beam smoke detectors installed as part of its fire protection system. There are now a total of 860 Fireray products installed throughout the airport’s four terminals, which feature exactly the kind of large, high-ceilinged indoor areas that the range is designed to protect.

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    Ged Laundry Chutes For The Stars

    A laundry chute may not be the first thing that comes to mind when designing a home, being often viewed in the UK as a costly or luxury addition.  However, it may well be one of the best investments you make, adding considerable comfort and value for the homeowner. Regardless of the size of the building, GED laundry chutes can be quickly, inexpensively and easily installed, and will continue to deliver noticeable benefits over the lifespan of the house.

    Install and Design

    GED laundry chutes are extremely easy to install, in many cases the cylindrical sections feature a basic male and female push connection, allowing them to be quickly and firmly connected.

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    Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd Launch A Healthy Living Hygrometer And Thermometer

    Humidity plays an important role in our day to day health, but can often be overlooked in the average home and its effects are often underestimated.

    Exposure to damp and mouldy environments can cause a variety of health issues. Some people are sensitive to mould. For these people, mould can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation. Mould can also trigger asthma episodes in sensitive individuals who suffer from asthma.

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