Bathroom products maker Hansgrohe has launched a line of mixer taps. The range, which is called Axor Starck SL, has longer, slimmer bodies than the company's existing Axor Starck range. The range includes basin and bidet mixers, a floor-standing bath and shower mixer, a wall-mounted shower mixer and a wall-mounted bath and shower mixer.
Interlocking slate roof tiles
Marley Roofing has launched the first single-lap interlocking stone slate available in the UK. Called Dalestone, the product contains crushed natural slate and is intended to recreate the riven surface texture of natural slate. It is available in three colours and can be used with the company's range of ventilation and dry-fix systems.
High thermal insulation
Insulation specialist Thermal Economics has launched a cavity wall insulation product. Ultratherm is a urethane board with a foil backing. The company says it has a U-value of 0.35 W/m2K when used with 100 mm wide concrete blocks.
Dugussa Construction Chemicals has launched two repair mortars that are fibre-reinforced to prevent shrinkage. Emaco S97HB is a high-build mortar that bonds well to steel reinforcement and concrete. It can be applied by spray or trowel and is for deep section structural repair. Emaco R232 Fairing Coat is a trowel-applied mortar suitable for application to new or old concrete. It can be applied 2 mm to 8 mm layers and is suitable for repairing surface blowholes, cracks and other irregularities.
Dugussa Construction Chemicals
PVCu coating that doesn't yellow
Paint maker Akzo Nobel Decorative Coatings has added a third product to its PVCu coatings range. The latest addition is called Sandtex Trade PVCu Restorer and is for removing the yellowing colour on PVCu without damaging the plastic. The existing products in the range are for cleaning PVCu and priming it before applying paint finishes.
Akzo Nobel Decorative Coatings
Circular louvre grille
Ventilation specialist Rytons Building Products has launched a circular louvre grille called the RytAround Ventilator. The company says it is suitable for use with either tubes or holes drilled in masonry with a diameter ranging from 100 mm to 150 mm. The product is made from white plastic and is secured with metal spring clips. It is supplied with a flyscreen for background ventilation applications. This can be removed if needed.
Rytons Building Products
Distributor AiAX has introduced a range of rooftop chillers made by Italian manufacturer Aermec. Called RTA, there are nine different sizes of unit that have cooling-only and heat-pump modes with capacities ranging from 8.4 kW to 47.7 kW. The units have double-skinned alloy cabinets, variable-speed fans and microprocessor control, and weigh between 235 kg and 770 kg. There is also a range of accessories available including coils suitable for corrosive environments.
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