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Building Products December 2017

BEST PRODUCTS | 2017 Smart solution for motorised blinds Integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing has developed SmartMotion, an interface that helps installers quickly and easily incorporate its motorised integral blinds into home automation systems. Ian Short, managing director of Morley Glass & Glazing said: “An increasing number of our customers are being asked to incorporate our motorised Uniblinds integral blinds into electric-powered home automation Offering invisible-edge protection 38 BUILDING PRODUCTS | DECEMBER 2017 systems – and in the past, it has been a daunting and a complex task that could cause damage to the wiring of the blinds or the home automation system. “This inspired us to commission the development of a unique interface called the SmartMotion which makes the process so simple it’s child’s play. In one easy step the operation of the blinds is smoothly integrated into the whole home automation system so that they can be controlled at the touch of a button, even when you’re not at home.” The SmartMotion is compatible with the MB System of Uni- Blinds, which operate using an electric brushless motor. It is supplied pre-wired and fully tested, making for a smooth, problem-free installation. www.morleyglass.co.uk Following an intensive research and product development process, Schlüter-Systems has welcomed a new slim-line contour profile to its ranks. Schlüter-Finec is said to offer near-invisible edge protection for the corners of tile and stone installations, satisfying the demands of both tile protection and design aesthetics. According to Schlüter, the profiles are particularly ideal for use with glass mosaics and thin-format tiles as they are extremely slimline, allowing for the creation of discreet flowing detail. Schlüter-Finec is available in both anodised aluminium and V2A stainless steel, meaning that discreet edges are possible in both standard and heavy-duty applications. This new addition to Schlüter’s renowned range of profiles is also easy to cut and mitre, making for quick finishing, less wastage and reduced frustration on the part of the installer. www.tileprofile.co.uk Lucky number eight-year guarantee Flexi Base and Extender Frames The comprehensive range of frameworks on flat roof and rooftops from Pump House are said to provide an ‘affordable solution’ to building services support systems, flat roof support frames, independent supports for building services and associated accessories. The Flexi support systems is said to offer architects, engineers, consultants, building owners and contractors with a simplistic, cost effective and easy to install solution compared to other methods.. Due to the robust nature of the Flexi Base & Extender Frame System, these lightweight solutions have a primary benefit for the installer and facilities manager, with the freedom to re-position the frameworks at the last minute should the on-site project team make late changes. Constructing a system is quick and easy, consisting of two basic products, a Base & Extender Frame, these items combined provide a solution to mounting any type of equipment www.pumph.co.uk The QuanTec condensing boilers range from Johnson & Starley has been given a free eight-year guarantee. The guarantee covers all parts and labour for every QuanTec model, adding a further three years of peace of mind for installers and users. QuanTec condensing boilers were recognised in 2016 by a leading consumer magazine as the most reliable boilers on the UK market. Their build quality and energy efficiency applies to a wide choice of combi, system and regular models including the top of the range QuanTec HR 28C (PFGHR). This 28KW combination-condensing model is said to offer exceptional efficiency, thanks to the integral Passive Flue Gas Heat Recovery (PFGHR) function. This reportedly provides potential extra energy savings of up to 26% over a typical water heater and gives very high domestic hot water (DHW) efficiency levels. QuanTec models also benefit from stainless steel heat exchangers with Cool-Door technology and low NOx levels. The lightweight company design and a variety of flueing options including the Johnson & Starley flexible flue are also factors that appeal to installers and end users in the social housing and private residential markets. www.johnsonandstarley.co.uk


Building Products December 2017
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