New Products

Peugeot launches Expert Long and Crew van models

peugeot expert van

The longest version of the PEUGEOT Expert van, the New Expert Long, will be launched at the CV Show today (Tuesday 25th April). With a load floor length of 2,862mm, the New Expert Long provides a 350mm longer load floor than Standard models – 700mm longer than in the shortest Compact variant. Opt for the Moduwork load through flap in …

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Bringing comfort to construction

Aimont range

Having recently teamed up with safety shoe manufacturer Aimont, Supertouch – the PPE and workwear solutions specialist – is now providing its customers in the construction and building industry with an extensive range of boots and shoes. The Aimont range features Light Plus toe cap technology. Being polymer based, this toecap is extremely lightweight, without compromising on protective strength, matching …

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Makita introduces new cordless drywall screwdriver including a TEK version

cordless drywall screwdriver

Makita has launched a new version of its 18v cordless drywall screwdriver which runs up to 2500rpm – lower than its predecessor –  but delivers greater driving torque thanks to its Brushless motor. A TEK screwdriver version is also now available for the first time from Makita which the company says will appeal to cladding contractors. The new Makita DFS250 …

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Baxi launches Nest training courses

nest training

Boiler manufacturer Baxi is giving installers the inside track on how to fit the latest intelligent heating controls. Starting this month, the manufacturer will offer dedicated half-day Nest training courses across the UK. These will give electricians and heating engineers the opportunity to get under the skin of the Nest Learning Thermostat and learn how to install it in their …

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Laying it on thick: WT1 Review

WT1 Review

When it comes to sealants there are very few on the market that can match CT1, says Roger Bisby. Not only is it strong and flexible it can also seal damp surfaces. I have tried many products that claim to do this but not all of them work. I first started using it when I was working on swimming pools …

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Helmet mounted ear defenders

JSP’s R&D team has designed a new range of Sonis Helmet Mounted Ear Defenders which peak at what is said to be an unbeaten SNR of 36. The  Sonis Helmet Mounted range moves from the green Sonis – SNR 26 for low level noise to the Sonis Compact with slim cups offering SNR of 31 for substantial Industrial noise through …

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Real Deals for You: Big Wipes review

Big Wipes review

In this series of videos Skill Builder is taking a look at a selection of products from Real Deals for You, the consumer campaign which provides big brand tools at competitive prices through local independent retailers. Real Deals for You is a year-round campaign run by one of Europe’s leading hand and power tool distributors, Toolbank, and created to support …

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Hilti SF 6H-A22 Cordless 22v Hammer Drill Driver review

Hilti SF 6H-A22 Cordless 22v Hammer Drill Driver review

Roger talks to Phil Read about the Hilti SF 6H-A22 Cordless hammer drill driver in the build-up to next week’s test. With the new SF 6H-A22 Cordless hammer drill driver, Hilti says you can finish your applications fast, in comfort and with complete confidence. The newest addition to the 22 V battery platform combines a powerful motor and gearing with …

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Mira addition allows you to control your shower from your phone

control shower from phone

Mira Showers has enhanced its range of digital showers with the introduction of Mira Mode: a high aesthetic, accessibly-priced mixer that offers users the added convenience of app control from smartphones. Mira Mode is said to respond to a growing consumer demand for technologically advanced home appliances that are also simple and intuitive to use; while meeting the needs of …

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Yes, yes, yes! Clever cot simulates car journeys

cot simulates car journeys

Not strictly a trade product but given that we love any products that can make you more productive we had to share this for any builders with babies out there.  For many new parents, there is only one guaranteed solution to putting their baby down at the end of the day – a night-time drive that soothes, calms and eventually …

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