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  • Durapipe launches NEW VKR metering ball valve

    Durapipe launches NEW VKR metering ball valve

    Durapipe has launched an exciting new valve, offering the most linear control of flow of liquids on the market. The VKR metering ball valve contains a ball which enables the linear flow of liquid, with a patented, regulating fin shaped ball, a dial on top of the valve to indicate percentage of flow and an updated easy to fit design. The range is available in various sizes from 16mm – 63mm and is available in PVC-U.

    Unlike other solutions that are available, where the flow increase is greater or smaller at either the start or the end of the opening cycle, the new VKR valve is linear throughout the full cycle. Furthermore, the valve can be proportionally actuated using an electric positioning actuator with 4-20mA input. The VKR valve is lightweight, easy to install and available from stock within 48 hours of ordering.

    James Roper, Head of Product Marketing at Durapipe, comments: “The valve is ideal for installing on any chemical dosing projects at chemical treatment, water treatment and chemical processing plants. This type of regulating operation is usually done with a diaphragm valve but the maximum flow can be increased by up to 37 percent by using the new VKR valve instead. Additionally, the VKR valve is interchangeable with any existing Durapipe VKD valves, which makes retro-fitting the new valve much simpler.”

    The Durapipe UK valve department can provide customers with valve selection advice, actuation build, full testing of every item and general technical support. Please contact them on 01543 272424.

  • Origin launches aluminium window range

    Origin launches aluminium window range

    A new range of aluminium windows has been launched by Origin, offering premium quality aluminium flush casement windows. The Origin Window has been designed and engineered at the company’s High Wycombe factory following demand from trade partners seeking a window to match the aesthetic and quality of Origin’s bespoke aluminium bi-folding doors.

    The Origin Window is a perfect match for any modern build, but also an ideal replacement for windows in a period property. The aluminium window frames offer the right combination of strength and weight, allowing for narrow sightlines, whilst providing superior thermal performance and improved acoustic dampening.

    Aluminium doors and windows are rapidly becoming the first choice for homeowners, builders and architects due to their low maintenance, as the frames don’t rust, rot or warp. The Origin Window offers supreme security through its ‘Secured by Design’ Yale locking system with night vent opening.

    The Origin Window is available in a wide range of colours from bright primary shades to deeper earthy tones and wood effects, traditional black, white or grey RAL colours and dual colours. The window handles are available in chrome silver aluminium, or in a colour match option, whereby the handle is uniquely powdercoated to match the colour of the window.

  • KAT Ultra-Slim Wraparound Aluminium Patio Door

    KAT Ultra-Slim Wraparound Aluminium Patio Door

    KAT has launched a new Ultra-Slim 2 pane aluminium patio door to complement its range of aluminium doors and windows, allowing customers a wider choice of style for their patio door.

    With wraparound glazing, the KAT Ultra-slim patio will be pre-glazed prior to delivery.

    Available in a wide range of colours, the slim 70mm frame has been tested to PAS24 for enhanced security. It offers the highest thermal values, keeping the heat inside the house. Aluminium is highly resistant to corrosion and requires almost no maintenance.

    Visit the website to view the wide range of doors and windows available, with a gallery of images and information about all products.

  • Fakro AMZ Solar awning blind

    Fakro AMZ Solar awning blind

    FAKRO’s new generation of contemporary awning blinds includes the AMZ Solar which, in addition to being solar-powered, is also activated by photovoltaic sensor. It is around 8 times more effective than an internal blind in terms of passive heat reduction while still allowing light through. In addition to preventing heat absorption, the AMZ Solar opens automatically in cloudy weather to increase availability of natural light. In winter, it reduces noise from rain and hail and protects the window from accumulation of snow and leaves.

    The blind’s construction ensures that the correct fabric tension is maintained between guides, enabling it to withstand gusts of up to 120 km/hr and lateral winds of up to 220 km/hr.

    The AMZ Solar can be operated either automatically or by using the remote which is supplied for complete flexibility in terms of positioning. It can also be used within a Z-Wave system.

  • Geze guide to Solutions for Toughened Glass

    Geze guide to Solutions for Toughened Glass

    Door and window control system manufacturer GEZE UK has released a new illustrated product guide and price list for its comprehensive range of glass fittings.

    The “Solutions for Toughened Glass” guide provides detailed descriptions of GEZE’s range of fittings for toughened glass doors, to enable specifiers to choose the most suitable products for their needs. The guide also includes full glass preparation and technical performance information.

    The range is suitable for single and double action doors, pinch free doors, internal and external doors. The brochure includes full details of the rails and fittings available and the range of finishes - mill, silver anodised aluminium (EV1), satin stainless steel, and polished stainless steel. Other finishes are available on request.

    The brochure is available both electronically and as a printed version. For copies call GEZE UK on 01543 443015 or email

  • Wondertex Surface Sealer

    Wondertex Surface Sealer

    Wondertex, the range of professional internal finishing materials from the Instarmac Group, has launched a new Surface Sealer, a water-based general purpose stabilising solution formulated by expert chemists. It is designed to seal substrates, reduce surface suction and aid the bond of subsequent plaster based materials.

    The product is very versatile and may be used over plasterboard, plaster finishes and firmly bonded emulsion painted surfaces. It is ideally suited for use with Wondertex Premier 5, Wondertex Premier Filler and Wondertex Coving Adhesive from the brand’s existing portfolio.

    Ready to use straight from the bottle, Wondertex Surface Sealer penetrates deep into substrates, whilst also binding imperfections. The product improves and creates a sound surface, aiding subsequent bonding.

    Wondertex Surface Sealer is available in a 2.5L bottle, which are sold in boxes of 6. The product is available nationwide in various building merchants and also within Crown Decorating Centres.