New Products

Glove goes for gold

Grip it MAX

Polyco’s innovative use of 21st-century technology has been recognised and rewarded by an institution that has been championing glove development for more than 375 years. Polyco’s dry-grip glove, the Grip It MAX, was named by the Worshipful Company of Glovers in February as the winner of its Worshipful Company of Glovers 2015 Golden Glove Award for Innovation. Granted its royal charter …

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Product review: Flex PD2G 18v drill and impact driver

I have looked at a few different tools from Flex over the years. This German company is not a major player in the UK drills market and I don’t expect they are intending to be but they have some attractive looking tools in their range and they seem to be well made. The Flex PD2G 18v drill and the ID …

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Rainwater harvesting and stormwater attenuation in a single system

Flatform Rainwater Harvesting has added a wall tank rainwater harvesting and stormwater attenuation system to the Halsted Rain Flatform range which the company was exhibiting at Ecobuild 2016. It is an innovative approach to rainwater management on properties where space is severely constrained or a retrofit solution is required. The system collects rainwater run-off for toilet flushing, irrigation and/or to …

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Diverts excess solar power to the immersion heater

The SOLiC 200 from Earthwise Products  automatically provides free hot water from new and existing PV panels, by offering the home’s excess solar energy to the immersion heater circuit instead of allowing it to be exported to the grid. The SOLiC 200 is said to be the most efficient device of its kind on the market as it operates with …

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Vufold introduces windows to match Bifold ranges

Vufold, the British manufacturing retailer of bifold doors has added matching windows to its Ultra and Supreme ranges of external bi-folding doors. The windows will be manufactured in the UK to the same high standard as Vufold’s doors, and the company is sourcing its timber from the same suppliers to maintain consistency of quality. The windows will come in a …

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Giant reward for trade customers

Nationwide tile retailer Tile Giant has launched a new reward scheme exclusively for trade customers. Tile Giant, which has 110 branches across the UK, is promising discounts of up to 50 per cent on certain products to card holders. Tradespeople who sign up for a free Trade Rewards card will benefit from: • All tiles 15 per cent off • …

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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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