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The new Falcon and Apollo From Solid Gear

The new Falcon and Apollo From Solid Gear

The new Falcon and Apollo From Solid Gear High Tech Safety Boots For The Winter Incorporating some of the most advanced technical features in safety boot design.

With a focus on comfort and S3 safety, Solid Gear’s Falcon (shown left) and Apollo boots are probably the most robust boots you can get for the winter months. With durable uppers, these heavy-duty boots will keep your feet dry and solidgearinsulated so you can work comfortably in the roughest conditions on site. What’s more, the new oil- and slip-resistant Vibram soles deliver outstanding grip on snow and ice – even at low temperatures.

Primary school upgrades heating safety and efficiency with Merriott radiators

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A primary school in Kent has opted for brand new low surface temperature (LST) radiators from Merriott as part of a complete overhaul of its antiquated, underperforming heating system – improving safety standards, boosting efficiency, cutting bills, and maximising comfort for pupils and staff in the process.

Morehall Primary School in Folkestone (part of the Turner Schools Academy Trust) was originally built in the 1930s and still using half-a-century old, inefficient cast iron radiators to heat its premises. Turner Schools secured funding to overhaul the school’s entire heating infrastructure to ensure much needed warmth to an old building, and to ensure compliance with modern Health and Safety regulations.

Buildbase launches Plumbingbase

Buildbase launches Plumbingbase

Builders’ merchant, Buildbase is launching a dedicated plumbing and heating business within 44 branches from September 2018. Plumbingbase will be clearly branded alongside Hirebase, Electricbase and, Kitchen and Bathroom Showrooms in Buildbase branches, completing the merchant’s comprehensive offering of everything a tradesperson needs under one roof. 

Aimed at builders, plasterers, housing developers, and plumbing and heating contractors, a core range of plumbing and heating products will be stocked across all branches, from boilers to waste pipes. A wider breadth of products will be available at larger sites.  

Plumbing and heating specialists have been recruited to ensure that all branches can provide knowledgeable advice and support. 

Insinkerator® Receives Two Award Nominations

Insinkerator® Receives Two Award Nominations

InSinkErator® has been nominated as a finalist in two award categories, Best Kitchen Innovation and Best Online/Social Media Campaign, at the ek&bbusiness Awards & Review 2018, for its range of 4N1 Touch taps. 

The ek&bbusiness Awards & Review, organised by one of the UK’s leading trade publications, essential kitchen & bathroom business magazine, honours the fantastic achievements in the kitchen and bathroom industry for manufacturers, designers and retailers as well as marketing and communications teams.

DallFlex family of Dallmer creates new possibilities

DallFlex family of Dallmer creates new possibilities

The new drain housing, DallFlex from Dallmer revolutionises drainage technology. It can be combined with a total of seven different Dallmer shower trays.

Until now, shower trays and drains in ground-level showers were usually a fixed unit. Drainage specialist Dallmer has developed a system which separates the drain housing and shower channel. This ensures both easier cleaning and the possibility of cutting the shower tray so that it can always be integrated into the shower area. In this way, Dallmer offers a drainage system that allows craftsmen, retailers and planners as well as builders the greatest possible choice and flexibility for drainage in the shower area and is also DIN 18534 compliant.

‘Vacation Vibes’ with R70 Towel Warmer by Aestus

R70 Towel Warmer by Aestus

Have you ever just closed your eyes and tried to recreate a luxurious hotel bathroom in the comfort of your own home? Do you enjoy the luxury of an invigorating waterfall shower, indulgent deep soaking bath or unmistakeable comfort of a warm, dry bath towel or white fluffy robe?  Aestus, leading Manufacturer and Supplier of high quality Designer Radiators and Towel Rails can help channel your ‘Vacation Vibes’ in to your bathroom with the R70 Towel Warmer and its contemporary luxury aesthetic.

‘Serene Statement’ with Jazz Towel Warmer by Aestus

Jazz Towel Warmer by Aestus

Aestus, leading manufacturer and supplier of designer Radiators and Towel Warmers keep it simple with Jazz : a modern towel warmer design available in four convenient heights. 

Building on last year’s very popular Nordic inspired interiors, 2018 is championing the ‘Barely-there’ trend which adopts the same muted colour palette that is brought to life with simple, yet strong accessories. 

Jazz from Aestus would make the perfect addition to a ‘barely-there’ interior scheme, designed with distinct square tubing and a brushed or polished stainless steel finish that will naturally enhance a lighter backdrop.   

New Deal Makes Huge New Range Of Rawlplug Products Available To Stax Customers

New Deal Makes Huge New Range Of Rawlplug Products Available To Stax Customers

Stax Trade Centres has announced details of yet another new strategic partnership which will provide its customers with access to a greatly increased range of fixings, fastenings, anchors, sealants and adhesives from Rawlplug. The partnership will see almost 1,000 new lines of Rawlplug-branded products added to those which are already available through the six Stax outlets in the UK.

“Stax is committed to working with leading trade and consumer brands and offering their products to customers at really competitive wholesale prices, and this development is a great example of that strategy in action,” explains Stax purchasing director, Simon Wright.

Taunton's Steve Bartin Named 2018 UK Plumber Of The Year

Taunton's Steve Bartin Named 2018 UK Plumber Of The Year

Steve Bartin, from Taunton, has been crowned the 2018 UK Plumber of the Year, in the nationwide competition run by JT, Bristan and Wolseley UK.

The 2018 competition saw hundreds of plumbers enter from all over the country, receiving a record number of applications, with Steve taking the crown and his part of a £10,000 prize pot.  

A judging panel made up of experts from JT, Bristan, Wolseley UK and WaterSafe shortlisted three plumbers in each region across the UK (North England, South England, Midlands and West, London, Wales and Scotland) based on their skills, qualifications and experience. The lucky 18 then went head-to-head to win public votes where the six individuals with the highest number of votes went through to the final stage. 

The IPG Network Joins The Vital Search For Missing Children

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Independent merchants have joined the vital search for missing children across the UK as part of a partnership between The IPG and Missing People.

The IPG are a membership group for plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists. Through their network of local, independent businesses they have a presence in over 200 locations across the country so are well-placed to support with Missing People’s ongoing battle locating missing children.