General building products – January 2022

General building products – January 2022


Invented by heating engineer Dave Smith, Condensate Pro prevents condensate pipes freezing in low temperatures – a common cause of gas boilers malfunctioning. It fits all types of installations, including grate, rainwater soil pipe and soakaways, is easy to install and maintain, and the insulation and product are UV-stable and waterproof.


CaberDek, part of West Fraser’s CaberFloor range, is designed to withstand the elements for up to 42 days between laying the floor and fixing the roof, when installed according to manufacturer’s instructions. Samples can be ordered on the website whilst the company’s housebuilder page features a selection of downloadable tools, including a fully-interactive guide to all the manufacturer’s products.


Manufactured specifically for concrete and masonry, Vandex BB 75 is a cementitious, efflorescence free waterproof tanking slurry with excellent hydrophobic properties. It can be used when waterproofing basements, walls and floors, and is suitable for basements, foundations, retaining walls, tanks, fishponds and water features.


An extension to Wavin’s Stormwater Range, AquaGrid 40 is a sustainable water management solution for landscaped areas and driveways. It comprises modular square grids made from recycled plastic that interlink with integrated locking lugs. These sections can be filled with grass or gravel which improves the management of captured rain and stormwater.



Not only do they increase the amount of natural daylight in indoor spaces, TuffX’s Infinity flat fixed rooflights also provide excellent thermal insulation. The aluminium frame features a thermal break, which creates an insulated barrier and minimises the transference of heat and cold, reducing condensation and further enhancing the rooflight’s energy efficiency.


It weighs only 5kg per square metre and yet is independently proven to be capable of withstanding loads of over 420 tonnes per m², supporting 84,000 times its own weight. X-Grid from GCL Products is manufactured entirely from 100 per cent recycled plastic waste, is easily installed, and now benefits from a coveted Made in Britain marque.


The A+ rated Nuos Plus Wi-Fi heat pump water heater from Ariston is available as either a 200-litre direct (200D) or 250-litre indirect (250I) model, the units combine a floor standing unvented cylinder with an air source heat pump water heater. The products boast a COP of up to 3.14, while producing only 51dB of noise – the equivalent of a domestic fridge-freezer.


The smartest ultrasonic water leak detection shut-off and protection system ever created is how Aquilar describes its Sonic device. SmartShield technology scans plumbing for problems up to 100,000 times a day, detecting leaks and shutting off the water supply. The system will also send an alert to users of its mobile app and property dashboard.


An entire portfolio of touch-free operated products is now available from GROHE – from taps to flush plates for WCs and urinals. The Bau Cosmo E infra-red basin mixer features the manufacturer’s EcoJoy technology for a reduced water flow of 5.7 l/min, whilst the Tectron Bau E flush plate flushes automatically when the infrared electronics are activated.


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