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  • FAKRO roof terrace window

    FAKRO roof terrace window

    The latest innovative design to be added to the range of FAKRO flat roof windows is the DXW. Designed specifically for areas of heavy foot traffic, its specially strengthened sash and frame enables it to be fitted flush within the roofline.

    Providing the very latest in contemporary styling, the DXW has a fully anti-slip surface, can withstand heavy stresses and is equipped with laminated, P2A anti-burglary glass as standard. It is ideal for roof terraces and exposed areas over basements, with eight standard sizes available from 600 x 600mm to 1200 x 1200.

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  • New truck-grade heavy duty cellular paving system from Groundtrax

    New truck-grade heavy duty cellular paving system from Groundtrax

    CellPave HD™ from Groundtrax Systems sets new standards in permeable paving systems with its incredible strength.

    Made in the UK, CellPave HD is made from 100% recycled post-industrial polymers, all sourced within the UK.

    Each paver is 600mm x 400mm x 75mm thickness and weighs 8kg – well within the HSE manual handling limits. They are quick and easy to install and the unique design allows for interlocking stacking on pallets, resulting in reduced shipping costs.

    Full specifications and a PDF product brochure are available on the website.

  • Vortice launches the new HR350 Avel

    Vortice launches the new HR350 Avel

    Vortice has launched a new heat recovery unit, the Vort HR350 Avel, designed for houses with up to seven wet rooms. This brings another SAP Appendix Q eligible MVHR unit to the Vortice family of energy efficient ventilation heat recovery products, adding to the Vort Prometeo HR400 and the Vort HR200 Evo.

    The new heat recovery unit has a 100% fully filtered summer bypass with optional timed manual activation, which constantly maintains healthy indoor air quality for residents. The unit offers a very low decibel rating which ensures quiet operation within the home. The HR350 Avel has a removable hinged access door for easy installation and maintenance and is suitable for vertical mounting. The more appropriate size of unit makes it ideal for the larger family house.

    Vortice General Manager Kevin Hippey said: “Heat recovery units play such an important part in energy efficiency for all new builds, therefore this is an area where we have been investing significant time in product development.”

    The HR350 Avel is controlled by a wired LCD electronic controller which displays the unit’s status. It has integrated frost protection and easily accessible G3 filters as standard (optional F5 filters available).

  • 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 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.