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Database launched to help assess thermal bridging

Advanced Details is an online database providing builders and architects with a comprehensive selection of construction details complete with thermal bridging performance. Addressing thermal bridging in a design is one of the easiest ways to improve its Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) score, the methodology used by the Government to assess and compare the energy and environmental performance of dwellings. The …

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Globus enhances chemical-resistant gloves range

Hand protection specialist Globus has enhanced its range of chemical-resistant gloves with the launch of SKYTEC Nero – combining chemical and mechanical protection with comfort, dexterity and grip. The new SKYTEC Nero not only protects workers against water-based chemicals but also delivers abrasion and tear resistance performance. The result is a natural-rubber glove ideal for heavy-duty handling, processing and maintenance …

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Heavy duty latex glove

Following its introduction of the tough Black Mamba Nitrile Glove into the UK market back in 2012, Fortress Distribution is launching the new Pro Blu heavy duty latex glove. Manufactured from latex and at 14 mils thick it offers users the ability to work in a number of different applications. Some of the key features of the new Pro Blu …

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Reduces the risks of leaks

Alumasc Rainwater

A new prefabricated outlet has been added to Alumasc Rainwater’s high performance Steel range. The  one piece component reduces the risk of leaks due to incorrectly cut materials on-site. It also makes on-site installation quicker and easier. Suitable for traditional and modern buildings, quality steel systems provide limited risk of shrinking, leaking or colour fading. “Our lightweight Steel range is …

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Dewalt extends XR 18v brushless drill and impact range

Research by DeWALT  has shown that modern tradesmen and building contractors undertaking repetitive drilling and fastening work, require tools that offer reliable and powerful performance, a compact design, and ease of control. DeWALT has therefore expanded its XR 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless portfolio with the introduction of the DCD791 Drill Driver, DCD796 Hammer Drill Driver and DCF887 Impact Driver. Improved power …

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Makita adds brushless metal saw and new drills to 18v cordless range

The latest tools to be added to Makita‘s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion powered product range include the new LXT 150mm Brushless metal saw with a cutting capacity of 57.5mm at 0° , as well as two improved versions of the 13mm combi drill and drill driver version. The new Makita DCS551ZJ metal saw promises to enhance productivity for cladding installers, metal workers …

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Product review: GPR steps and Stair-scaffold

Skill Builder  takes a closer look at two products from Youngman; their GPR steps and the Stair-scaffold. Youngman is arguably the most famous name in ladders and their range seems to be growing particlularly as it includes Boss towers. The latest product we have been sent to evaluate is their GRP steps. If you see a pair of GRP steps …

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New Toyota Hilux debuts at Geneva motor show

New Toyota Hilux

Toyota has introduced its new Hilux at this year’s Geneva Motor show. Available in Single, Extra and Double Cab body styles, the eighth generation Hilux offers a new and stronger ladder chassis, reinforced deck structure, enhanced 4×4 capabilities and  an improved towing capacity. New 2.4-litre D-4D engine The introduction of a 2.4-litre D-4D Global Diesel (GD) engine featuring Stop/Start combines …

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Makita CA5000XJ aluminium groove cutter

Makita CA5000XJ

Lightweight decorative materials such as aluminium sandwich panel systems are becoming ever more popular in interior décor, shop fitting and external aluminium cladding operations. But how do you work with them? How do you cut and bend them in the fast and accurate method designed to appeal to modern offices, hotels and schools and even domestic architecture? Makita has researched this …

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Bosch announces new cordless sabre saw

Bosch has added an ultra-compact cordless sabre saw to its range of 18 volt power tools. The GSA 18 V-LI C Professional combines a low weight of 2.5 kilograms with high power and offers a stroke rate of up to 3050 strokes per minute. Applications include cutting and trimming metal tubes, sheet-metal covers, wood paneling and drywalls. Soft start and …

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