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  • Crown Trade Fastflow Gloss System

    Crown Trade Fastflow Gloss System

    Crown Paints has invested heavily in research and development to ensure its new Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss system sets the pace for the future in terms of style, speed, substance and sustainability.

    Significant advances have been made in alkyd emulsion technology to ensure excellent coverage and opacity, exceptional flow – and fast-track drying times which enable two coats to be applied in just one day.

    Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss gives a stunning, high gloss finish to a standard normally associated with solvent borne paints, which doesn’t fade and leaves a crisp, white shade that will last for the long term.

    By using Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss, just one product can be purchased for both interior and exterior environments and its speed of application enables project times to be managed.

    The manufacture of Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss – which is complemented by Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Primer Undercoat – also benefits from Crown Paints’ award-winning approach to sustainability.

    For more information please contact the Crown Trade Specification Team by calling 0330 0240310, email or visit the website at

  • FAKRO launches high pivot PVC roof window

    FAKRO launches high pivot PVC roof window

    The latest innovation from FAKRO is the PYP-V high-pivot, PVC roof window. This has an extended glazing height of up to 2060mm and a counterbalanced hinge mechanism which enables the sash to be positioned as required, giving unobstructed access when open.

    In addition to white, the PYP-V is available with highly detailed Golden Oak and Pine veneers to complement timber features such as beams and floors.

    As with all Fakro windows, the topSafe® system of hinge and lock reinforcement provides exceptional burglary protection while the sash can be turned through 160 degrees for cleaning of the outer pane.

  • 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.

    See the DXW being put to the test at

  • 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.