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
Dulux Trade New Guide to Protective Coatings
Dulux Trade has unveiled a new guide designed to help specifiers select coatings for the most demanding or sensitive of environments. The new ‘Protection Range’ brochure brings together the manufacturer’s specialist paint solutions which have each been purpose developed to address specific challenges from flame retardancy, to preventing mould and bacteria growth.
The Protection Range brochure has been designed for ease of use, with distinct sections on demands ranging from complex legislative requirements to more common, everyday problems. Information on the Dulux Trade Pyroshield portfolio of flame retardant paints for example, can be found within the brochure’s ‘fire’ tab, whereas details of Dulux Trade Cladshield exterior coatings and Floorshield collection feature within the ‘corrosion’ and ‘abrasion’ sections respectively. Alongside product information, the guide also includes real-life examples and feedback from customers who regularly use the coatings.
For more information on the range or to order a copy of the new guide, visit www.duluxtrade.co.uk/protection
New brochures from Wallbarn
With building owners realising how a living wall can be a real design feature, Wallbarn has issued a new brochure detailing its VertiFlora Living Wall system. The downloadable brochure explains how VertiFlora enhances a façade while using water sparingly. The system enables vegetation to be grown in soil pockets fixed to the structure of the wall, so providing a wildlife habitat, reducing thermal loss and absorbing dust and pollution.
VertiFlora is also featured in a new Wallbarn Urban Greening leaflet, along with Wallbarn’s modular green roofs.
Wallbarn also has an updated Support Pads brochure giving comprehensive information about its plastic and rubber support pads for paving and decking.
New colour in Forticrete Anstone Walling Stone range
Forticrete has extended its popular Anstone® Premier walling stone range, with a new Olde Steel Grey colour designed to replicate a number of natural Scottish stones, as well as those commonly found in East and West Yorkshire.
Forticrete’s Anstone® products are available in Standard colour ranges and in an enhanced Premier range, which provides yet further colour options combined with an appearance and weathering qualities that are almost indistinguishable from natural stone.
All of the products are through-coloured and manufactured from a carefully controlled mixture of graded limestone and other natural aggregates, cement and pigments, in accordance with national product standards for reconstructed stone masonry units.
All Forticrete walling products comply with an ECO-WALL standard which demonstrates that they are made within factories conforming to quality standard ISO 9001, environmental management standard ISO 14001 and responsible sourcing standard BES 6001.
For further information on Forticrete’s Anstone range and product cards, contact 01909 775000.
Section 12 registered products brochure from Ronacrete
Ronacrete has produced a new brochure to promote its range of Section 12 registered products for underground railway stations.
Following the Kings Cross fire in 1987 and the Fennell Enquiry into that event, new legislation was enacted in Section 12 of the Fire Precaution Act 1971, namely The Fire Precautions (Sub-Surface Railway Stations) Regulations 1989. Subsequently, the legislation was developed further to become The Fire Precautions (Sub-surface Railway Stations) (England) Regulations 2009. One of the ways London Underground complies with this legislation is to control the use of materials entering below ground stations and locations. This is done by ensuring that materials comply with LU Standard 1-085 ‘Fire Safety Performance of Materials’.
Ronacrete currently holds 23 London Underground Product Registration Certificates for screed, render, concrete repair, bedding mortar and floor sealing products that comply with LU Standard 1-085 “Fire Safety Performance of Materials'’.
A pdf version of the brochure can be downloaded from here
2013 VMZINC standing seam specification guide
VMZINC’s 2013 standing seam roofing brochure contains detailed guidelines on the design and specification of cold and warm roof installations using six pre-weathered colours. These include the BBA certified VMZINC PLUS non-ventilated, Compact Roof on cellular glass and Structural Roof on rigid insulation. Factors examined include zinc’s sustainability, its BRE Environmental Profile and relative performance compared to copper and aluminium. Suitable for pitches from 3 degrees to 90 degrees, VMZINC systems have a design life of 80 years, are ideal for complex detailing and can be laid in lengths of up to 13 metres without expansion steps.
The brochure can be downloaded from here