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  • Compact Planum heavy duty hinge from SIMONSWERK

    Compact Planum heavy duty hinge from SIMONSWERK

    The Compact Planum is one of the latest additions to the VARIANT® heavy duty door hinge range from SIMONSWERK. With its 3D receiver installed in the door leaf, this new VARIANT Compact hinge system offers an ideal solution to the trend for narrow frame constructions. When used with slim line frame designs, the Planum version with its reduced, elegant knuckle, just 15 mm in diameter, and a high load capacity of 160 kg, further underlines the door element’s straight-lined appearance for residential and heavy-duty doors.

    The Compact hinge-and-receiver unit for use on functional doors can withstand high loads up to 200kg and has an elegant cover for the receiver in the door leaf providing the finishing touch to this innovative hinge solution. Furthermore, the VARIANT Compact can also be used for the renovation of existing doors. Replacing the receiver in the door leaf means that existing frames can continue to be used, saving both time and money, and enables the door element to be fitted with a modern hinge system.

    SIMONSWERK has a history spanning more than 125 years in the manufacture of high quality brass, aluminium and stainless steel hinges for doors and windows. To find out more, email sales@simonswerk.co.uk call 01215222848 or visit the website.

  • Forticrete launches new range of Blue blocks

    Forticrete launches new range of Blue blocks

    Forticrete has extended its range of Dense Concrete Masonry with the addition of a highly unusual new Blue block, developed to create non-distracting internal finishes within sports halls.

    As part of the company’s ECOBLOCK range of masonry, these machine manufactured decorative concrete facing blocks are manufactured using up to 45% secondary aggregate content. Finishes featured in the Sports Blue block range include Fairfaced, which provides a structural product and finish in one, Shot-blasted, which provides a weathered appeal, the popular Burnished Venezia and Polished Florentine which is used to create expanses of reflective walls.

    John Lambert, general manager at Forticrete, commented: “In recent years, a growing number of architects and specifiers have displayed an increasing appetite for blue masonry to provide the required colour, surface texture and reflectance value within sports halls across the country.

    “Showcasing our commitment to innovation in architectural concrete block development, the aesthetically pleasing finish of the new Blue Block means that it isn’t exclusive for use within sports halls, but provides architects with lower on-going maintenance costs and specifiers with the flexibility to create awe-inspiring corridors, offices and classrooms.”

  • Solar powered remotes for FAKRO roof windows

    Solar powered remotes for FAKRO roof windows

    FAKRO’s new FAKWRS1 and FAKWRS2 solar powered remote control units take energy efficiency in roof windows to a new level.

    Quick and easy to install either at the time of window installation or as a DIY retrofit, options are available for either single or multiple window operation. Both can be used as part of Smarthome technology, the FAKWRS2 also having a wireless rain sensor to activate automatic closure.

    Operating distance is up to 100 metres and when closed windows have an opening resistance of 150kg. Batteries recharge in daylight with stored energy used to operate in overcast conditions or at night. All brackets and fittings are supplied.

  • Addagrip PU Floor Green Line

    Addagrip PU Floor Green Line

    The new seamless floor collection from Addagrip and Flowresin combines traditional craftsmanship and modern technology to create a unique, durable flooring product that can be tailored to suit individual requirements. Available in a broad spectrum of colours, this durable interior flooring is easy to maintain and perfect for use with underfloor heating. For more information look up PU Floor Green Line on the Addagrip Terraco website.

    Addagrip is looking for a London-based showroom to showcase this fantastic new seamless flooring and is offering a discount off the normal installation price. Get in touch via the website.

  • Forticrete launches new range of radius blocks

    Forticrete launches new range of radius blocks

    Forticrete, the UK’s leading manufacturer of architectural masonry products, has extended its range of Dense Concrete Masonry with the addition of a new Radius Block, developed to create curved blockwork, softening the aesthetic of standard masonry block.

    As part of the company’s ECOBLOCK range of masonry, these machine manufactured decorative concrete facing blocks are manufactured using up to 45% recycled content. The new Radius Block is available in various finishes and in all standard Dense Concrete Masonry colours to ensure architects and specifiers have access to an array of attractive solutions for any building.

    The Radius Block boasts a 490mm outer radius, a 380mm outer face, 300mm inner face, 100mm thickness and is 215mm in height. The block is also available in a half block option which provides a 185mm outer face.

    Finishes featured in the Radial Block range include Shot-blasted, which provides a weathered appeal, Fairfaced, which provides a structural product and finish in one, the popular Burnished Venezia and Polished Florentine which is used to create expanses of reflective walls.

  • VM ZINC launches engraved facade

    VM ZINC launches engraved facade

    In response to feedback from over 400 international architects, VMZINC has once again pioneered a new development with AZENGAR®, the first rolled zinc façade and roofing material to be engraved. Its subtle yet distinctive surface has a matt appearance which is unaffected by fingerprints and therefore ideal for both exterior and interior use.

    AZENGAR is pigment-free and manufactured in 0.7mm, 0.8mm and 1.0mm thicknesses using an entirely new process. It is the lightest shade of zinc available and unlike uniform, pre-weathered shades such as QUARTZ-ZINC® and PIGMENTO, its engraving causes delicate variations in light refraction.

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