Extensions and conversions products – January 2021

Extensions and conversions products – January 2021


Quick, clean and easy to install, Actis is fitted as standard by many garden room specialists and is frequently the product of choice for builders carrying out loft conversions and extensions. Honeycomb insulation Hybris, coupled with insulating breather membrane and vapour control layer Boost R Hybrid and HControl Hybrid, offer an impressive U-value and can also eliminate thermal bridging.



Move seamlessly from spray to finish with the Graco ProSurface Smoothing Blades. The comfortable, ergonomic grip is made in durable PVC, which offers lightweight and easy clean-up. Blades are made in hardened stainless steel (INOX) for a smooth finish and less sanding, and have rounded edges for perfect smoothing without excess build-up.




No grouting, ease of installation and cleaning, are just some of the qualities of the existing Mermaid shower panel system, not to mention a watertight guarantee and a seamless finish that requires no trims. The new Mermaid Elite features 12 finishes and is ideal for wet rooms, feature panelling, bath panelling and splashbacks. They’re 25 per cent cheaper than installing tiles, there’s less maintenance, they can be cut down and adjusted on site, and come with a 15-year guarantee.



A new ready-to-use, high-strength Render Bead Adhesive from Parex is capable of bonding to a wide range of substrates. It is the first hybrid polymer grab adhesive especially created for the installation of external render beads. It can be used for bonding render beads to porous and non-porous materials including bricks, blockwork, stone, render boards, plasterboard, concrete, PVC/ stainless/aluminium beads, stonewall and EPS.



IOBAC’s Ezy-Install is a dry-laid magnetically receptive underlay with minimal sub-floor preparation – simply roll out the underlay and cut to size. It is waterproof, naturally anti-microbial, easily cleanable, durable and manufactured using recycled rubber from old tyres. The magnetically-backed tiles fix into place much like putting a fridge magnet on a fridge, or attach a standard backed tile using MagTabs.




Not one but three new packed products have been added to the Lafarge Cement portfolio. The 40N strength High Performance Concrete is suitable for forming the base for domestic garages and driveways. The quick setting, 15N strength Instant Concrete is ideal for garden sheds, greenhouses and domestic footpaths and steps. Premium Cement is a 42,5N cement specially designed for applications that require extra strength such as steps, paths, concrete bases, and repair and maintenance projects.




Norbord’s portfolio of OSB products comprises SterlingOSB Zero OSB3, SterlingOSB Zero Tongue and Groove, SterlingOSB Zero Fire Solutions and SterlingOSB Zero StrongFix. They are variants of the precision-engineered OSB3 board; BBA-approved and designed for humid conditions, the board contains zero added formaldehyde and is the only ZAF OSB manufactured in the UK.



The Showerwall Find a Fitter programme is on the hunt for a nationwide network of approved fitters. The manufacturer’s panelling, in high pressure laminate and acrylic, offers large expanses of decorative surface which can be fitted by a sole installer in less than a day using simple joinery tools, either by fixing them to a wall or over existing tiles. That results in a 100 per cent waterproof, easy maintenance system with near invisible joints in around half the time it would take to tile a like-for-like space.



RWC has launched its first ever Reliance Valves range that features push-fit connections from JG Speedfit. The valves that are now available with push-fit connections include the Easifit Thermostatic Mixing Valve (TMV) – 15mm, the 312 Compact Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) – 15mm and 22mm, the Nickel-Plated Ball Valve – 15mm and 22mm, and the Automatic Air Vent – 15mm.


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