General building product round up

General building product round up

Online Platform

Search A Brick is an online platform that aims to bring builders and brick merchants together at the click of a mouse. Users are able to browse an extensive database of bricks and stock levels to find the material they need in a timely fashion.


Smart Home Security

The ERA Protect wireless smart security system is the first of its kind to attain the BSI IoT Kitemark. Even when there is a broadband outage, the built-in 4G roaming SIM allows crucial data to be sent to the secure ERA Cloud, all controlled by one smartphone app.

The range will launch with an Alarm, Siren, and Accessories along with an Outdoor camera and Floodlight camera.

Stormwater Management

StormForce will see Wavin handle the entire design, supply and installation of stormwater tanks and their associated infrastructure, from capture and attenuation to dispersal. BBA-approved stormwater systems available as part of the service include Q-Bic Plus, and AquaCell – a modular solution for a variety of applications, from landscaped to heavily trafficked areas – and a range of inspection chambers and accessories.

Metal Roof Tiles

The refined look of a traditional-style roofing tile with the lightweight advantages of steel is how the Tilcor Roofing Systems range is described by its new UK supplier, Permaroof. Tilcor’s Bond tile can be used on both residential and commercial roofs in either a refurbishment or new-build application. There’s a 50-year warranty available, they are 30 per quicker to install, and 70 per cent lighter than ‘traditional’ roof tiles, as well as being suitable for roof pitches as low as 12.5 degrees.

Dry Bagged Mortar

Now available in 25kg waterproof, ready-mixed bags, Cemex’s M4 and M12 Natural Mortar

is available as both natural and in a wide range of colours. The material is suitable for brick laying, block laying, repointing, general masonry repairs and for laying patio and paving slabs. Additionally, M12 Natural Mortar is specifically designed for below ground and DPC environments where increased durability is required.


Flooring System

“Strong and providing a flooring covering that is both robust and cost-effective” is the verdict on Norbord’s CaberDek flooring from Welsh passive housebuilder, PYC Construction. Project Manager, Ben Wilson, explains: “We use 22mm CaberDek on the intermediate floor of all our projects as it provides a great structure for a floor when coupled with our posi-joint system.” The product is also designed to withstand the elements for up to 42 days between laying the floor and fixing the roof.

buildingSlip Resistant Decking

Aluminium is the future of decking, according to Endurawood. Easy to fit, strong, durable and slip resistant, this wood alternative will not collect mould, algae and fungus, and water cannot soak through it, taking the hassle out of maintenance and increasing the safety of the people that use it. The company’s timber effect powder coated aluminium products include cladding, decking and architectural feature battens.

Decking Boards

It’s the flush insert that provides a smooth and continuous look to the 150 Aqua-Channel decking boards from EnviroBuild. If a continuous look is not desired, a gap insert can be used to create a more traditional look of gapped individual boards. The powder coating delivers a high level of non-slip resistance, together with enhanced durability.


Medite Smartply has recently developed three ‘hero’ products for roofing. The 40mm max thickness Smartply Ultima is an engineered wood panel (OSB4) suitable for humid and high-load structural applications. Smartply Max is has been developed for structural use in humid conditions (service Class 1 and 2), in roofing, flooring, hoarding and wall sheathing. Smartply Max FR has all the same properties as its sister board Smartply Max, but with an added fire rating, complying with the European reaction to fire class C-s2 d0, and BFL-s1.

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