British Gypsum Launches Inspiring Ceiling App
A new app, designed to inspire and inform architects and designers working on acoustic ceiling designs, has been launched by British Gypsum, part of the Saint-Gobain group.
The ‘Gyptone Acoustic Ceilings and Walls’ app allows users to browse imagery and information about some of Europe’s most innovative acoustics installations as well as narrow down their search by selecting a specific sector, product type, design style or area of the building.
The handy app, which is available on iPad and iPhone, also includes product information for British Gypsum’s entire Gyptone and Rigitone acoustic ceilings range and highlights which products were used to create the innovative ‘showcase’ spaces. A forwarding feature then allows users to share their favourite projects with ease.
John Newbury, Senior Product Manager at British Gypsum, said: “This is the perfect resource for specifiers in search of an innovative acoustic ceiling solution. The ability to forward this information to co-workers will assist users in sharing their design vision.”
The Gyptone app is available to download for iPad and iPhone from the App Store at: http://bit.ly/18xSeDD
Desktop, laptop and other mobile users can access a web-based version of the app here: http://gallery.gyptone.com
Neaco Bathroom Range Chrome effect finish
The Neaco Bathroom Range now offers an even wider choice in contemporary inclusive design with grab rails, support rails, shower seats and accessories available in an exciting new Chrome-effect finish.
Manufactured from powder coated aluminium, the Chrome-effect products superbly complement the other contemporary aesthetics in the Neaco Bathroom Range, including the Metallique satin aluminium finish available with their half-height shower enclosures and true level access shower grilles. Support fittings are also available in a choice of solid colours.
Neaco’s national sales manager, Richard Richardson-Derry, said: “Our Chrome-effect products represent another high-end design concept which demonstrates that inclusive bathrooms can meet contemporary aesthetic needs without compromising functionality, performance and usability.
“We offer a wide range of accessories in the same finish, including towel rails, coat hooks, toilet roll holders, back rests, bath seats, shelves and tilt-adjustable mirrors. Like all Neaco products, our Chrome-effect fittings are available with our Lifetime Guarantee.”
Developed through decades of experience in the market, the Neaco Bathroom Range includes a choice of support systems serving a variety of budgets alongside the Neatdek 3 true level access shower grille, Flowdek easy access shower tray, Neatform wet-floor former and Aluseal half-height shower enclosures.
Townscape new noticeboard collections
Townscape Products has expanded its range of noticeboards for education facilities and public locations. The new Townscape Collection 60 and Collection 65 noticeboards are manufactured in aluminum and are designed for both internal and external use.
Sustainably designed, the noticeboards can be top lit using solar power technology or standard back lit LED lighting using the very latest LED technology. They are durable, weatherproof and vandal proof.
To blend into the existing environment the noticeboard cases are finished in any required powder coated RAL colour, sliver, or stainless steel anodised. The noticeboards also feature toughened glass covers and are made with a magnetic steel backplate for multiple notices and graphics, polycarbonate covers can also be supplied if required.
The Townscape Collection 65 noticeboards can be used for multiple notices or for a single graphic display and are available with side hinge and face locks or top hinged with gas cylinders with security locks underneath the frame. They can be wall mounted or post mounted in single or double sided options.
The Townscape Collection 60 is the budget option and is available in five standard sizes and finished in sliver anodized aluminum.
For more information on Townscape’s new range of noticeboards please call 01623 513355.
Curved Optimas from Armstrong Ceilings
Armstrong World Industries has extended its portfolio of canopy ceilings with the launch of a unique curved system which can be used either convexly or concavely to give ultimate design flexibility. Manufactured from 82% recycled content, the Optima curved canopy is also highly light reflective at 87%, enabling architects and interior designers to factor in energy savings over artificial light
The Optima curved canopy can be easily installed under plasterboard ceilings, existing grid systems or exposed concrete soffits, either as a concave or convex element, to create spaces within spaces – defined areas within rooms which also localise acoustic requirements since they absorb sound on the front and back.
Acoustically designed to Sound Absorption Class A, to optimise intelligibility and concentration in areas such as offices, atriums or any large, open space, the white 1181x1870x30mm tiles are fire resistant to Euroclass B-s1, d0 and are 90% resistant to humidity.
Quick and easy to install and dismantle, Optima canopies require no special tools and can be easily adjusted to cater for a variety of heights and angles.
More information here
Wondertex Joint Finish ready mixed compound
Instarmac has added a new ready mixed plasterboard finishing compound, Joint Finish, to the recently acquired Wondertex brand of products for drylining, decorative texturing and coving.
Joint Finish provides a durable and easily sanded finish to filled plasterboard joints and plasterboard fixing/nail heads. It has been specifically formulated to give enhanced bond with low shrinkage preventing cracking over nail holes and feathered edges of joints. It is an air drying product and can be used by hand using a jointing knife or via conventional applicator machine.
Ready to use straight from the tub, the product offers the ultimate in convenience, combined with excellent coverage. Wondertex Joint Finish retails in 15kg tubs, which are CE marked under the scope of standard BS EN 13963:2005 ‘jointing materials for plasterboard’.
For further information on Joint Finish or the entire Wondertex range please call 01827 871871 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dulux Trade Paint Enhances Durability Range
Dulux Trade has extended its range of durable solutions, with the launch of a coating purpose designed for super high traffic environments. Taking durability to a new level, Diamond High Performance Eggshell is formulated to provide superior scuff resistance and extended maintenance cycles, making it ideal for even the most demanding of spaces.
Dulux Trade Diamond High Performance Eggshell is the newest solution within the company’s range of hard-wearing water based coatings, which are stain resistant and can be scrubbed clean without burnishing. Providing a step change in durability, Diamond High Performance Eggshell is five times tougher and 43 per cent more scuff resistant and in turn, helps extend maintenance cycles by an extra year compared to other Diamond Eggshell formulations.
In a further enhancement to its Diamond range, Dulux Trade has also reformulated its Diamond Matt emulsion to offer improved durability and opacity, and features a flatter, more fashionable final finish compared to its predecessor.
For more information, visit http://www.duluxtrade.co.uk/durability