General Building products – December 2021

General Building products – December 2021


CUPA 50 – a non-carbonated, deep grey slate – is the latest addition to the Cupa Pizarras portfolio. It features a uniform, smooth surface, and thin laminations, and will be available in a range of sizes between 20x20cm and 64x45cm. It also comes in a range of thicknesses, from 3.7mm to 7.5mm.


The Ultra HE and Premio HE are the latest models to join Monarch Water’s range of sustainable water softeners. The new models measure 557H x 269W x 489D (Ultra HE) and 778H x 269W x489D (Premio HE). The Ultra’s capacity of 1,520 litres at 300ppm between regenerations makes it ideal for families up to 10 people, while the Premio, with a capacity of 3,040 litres at 300ppm, can accommodate occupants of up to 20 people.


Manufactured from cold rolled galvanised steel, the DuraPost by Birkdale has a superior strength-to-weight ratio in comparison with traditional concrete and timber fence posts. When compared with the Classic DuraPost, Commercial DuraPost has a greater thickness of steel, with enhanced strength, whilst there’s increased height options, and a choice of colours.


Further enhancing the established OMNIE Ultimate system, the Ultimate2 board consists of XPS insulation – improving output while the 2-3 mm deep diffuser channel surrounding the multi-directional runs increases screed contact with the pipe, thus cutting the warm-up time. The overall installed depth of just 27mm leaves plenty of room for tiles to be laid on top without the need to trim doors or skirting.


Unlike a conventional cylinder, which heats the whole contents, Mixergy’s smart hot water tank only heats what is needed. This minimises the primary carbon used to generate a dwelling’s hot water, while maximising the availability of cold water for storing renewably generated energy; from Solar PV, for example.


It’s the glass-to-edge technology on the Velux Low Pitch roof window that allows water to run off the roof easily, whilst the aluminium profile provides a smart drainage system. The specially designed flashing and the extra wide apron ensures a watertight construction of the roof window in low pitch roofs even down to 10°, and there’s a 10-year product warranty.


Avenir Roofing is now the exclusive UK distributor of the Lineflex Fleece Backed EPDM flat roofing solution. Available in two thicknesses Lineflex is a heavy-duty solution. The membranes are laminated to a tough polyester reinforcement layer which increases durability as well as improving tear and puncture resistance.


Whatever the project, KRM Carpentry from Gillingham, Kent, always uses West Fraser‘s CaberDek flooring. “We fix the boards with CaberFix D4 as it gives a good bond and creates a water-tight seal between the panels. The boards are really hardwearing and it’s good to leave the protective film on until the end of the job so we leave the build with a nice clean floor!” said Kai, owner of KRM Carpentry.


Splashback panels are a no-fuss alternative to tiles that are fire retardant, waterproof, scratch resistant and easy to fit. The Alloy range from Wilsonart features 12 patterned, aluminum solutions that can be used wall-to-wall or simply as a hob panel, or installed across the entire width of the kitchen for an uninterrupted design.



There’s two new finishes, an improved drawer system, more space, new hinges and upgrades to the internal panels on Geberit’s Renova Plan bathroom furniture. Now available in Hickory Light and Hickory – in addition to existing White high gloss coated and Lava matt coated – the new colours match those available in the company’s Selnova Square S product.

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