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BP 10 October 2016

GENERAL PRODUCTS | PRODUCT PROFILES Dramatic increase in response time Featuring an integrated thermal break that reduces heat loss into the screed and subfloor, the Ditra- Heat-TB matting from Schlüter provides under tile and stone heating for walls and floors. It has been designed with uncoupling, crack-bridging and waterproofing properties, and is said to have 70% quicker warm-up time compared with other electric underfloor heating. The company now offers a RIBAapproved CPD seminar on Modular Underfloor Heating Systems for tile and stone coverings, and is inviting interested parties to make contact for more information, quoting BPUFH09. www.schluter.co.uk 01530 813396 Spanish natural slates fit the supermarket bill OCTOBER 2016 | BUILDING PRODUCTS 47 Well known in the industry for its design, development and production of innovative hardware products, J.Banks has introduced the new Irving operating handle to its Irving Shootbolt suite of standard and bespoke bi-fold hardware products. Features include a slim styling and aesthetic design, allowing it to complement the company's recently launched super slimline gearbox and shoot bolt system. Available in a range of finishes and spindle lengths, the Irving handle also incorporates a patented key locking mechanism together with a keysafe mishandling feature. www.jbanks.co.uk 01902 864863 Bi-fold handle complements existing gear Improved physio centre for West Suffolk Hospital The ground floor at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds has been transformed into a space for physiotherapy treatments by Novus Property Solutions. Non-touch water heaters and new hand basins have been installed at the building, boxed in and covered in hygienic cladding to ensure the facility meets the hospital’s health and safety standards. Operatives also installed new window blinds on both floors as well as solar film on all south facing windows to reduce the buildup of heat inside the building. The building's security has been improved following the installation of new window restrictors on all first floor openings, and new fire alarm beacons – with light beacons for hard-of-hearing patients - were included in the works. Exterior works at Maple House included the installation of a new bin store and three bicycle stores, as well as repainting of the building's gutters and drainpipes. www.novussolutions.co.uk A disused estate in Hertfordshire has been regenerated using Cembrit natural slates to include a multi-million pound supermarket and maltings. Bracknell Roofing and main contractor, Mace Group specified Duquesa as a suitable roofing material to meet the major criterion for this project, achieving a balance between cost and quality aesthetics. Peter Edwards, national project manager at Bracknell Roofing, said: “Due to the tight deadline for this project, we needed to work with a product that we are familiar with, and have confidence in. “Cembrit Duquesa slates deliver on all aspects, as they are a cost effective natural material, provide the finish that the client requires, and are easy to cut and install.” Duquesa is available in a variety of sizes. It has a smooth, even texture which aids the preservation of the finish. The hard surface also ensures the slate can withstand the most severe weather conditions and remain unaffected by sunlight, ultraviolet light and even acid rain. It is claimed that laid correctly, Duquesa will last the lifetime of a building and is ideal for use on any major project including supermarkets, schools, city offices and prestige homes. www.cembrit.co.uk 020 8301 8900


BP 10 October 2016
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