General building products – March 2022

General building products – March 2022


The UK’s first zero carbon concrete block is how Cemex is describing its ReadyBlock Zero The new CarbonNeutral block looks identical to a traditional concrete block and the only difference is it embodies up to 80 per cent less carbon, with the remaining carbon offset, and is part of the manufacturer’s VERTUA family of low carbon and sustainable solutions.


Gradient’s Deck-VQ vacuum insulation panels (VIPs) will insulate a flat roof to accommodate a terrace or balcony extension. Super-thin with what it said to be an ultra-high thermal performance, the insulation ensures required U-values can be met without the need for costly, time-consuming structural changes when space is limited.


Designed to constantly monitor water usage, and identify potential failures, the RWC Reliance Valves MultiSafe Leak Detection System can prevent costly leaks. It works by sending an alert when a leak is detected, and automatically shutting off the water supply, whilst also identifying potential areas for conservation.


All of the stone resin shower trays in the JT portfolio are now 25 per cent lighter in weight. The reduction comes from a blend of natural fillers making them more ergonomic and easier to install. Last year, JT extended its shower tray offering with the new Naturals range, which responded to the bathroom trend for natural textures and colour schemes.


Stormking is emphasising the many benefits prefabricated products and offsite manufacturing can offer. Delivered to site either complete or in a limited number of pieces, they are easy to install, saving both time and money – especially when compared to traditional building materials and methods.


It’s the blue flame burner technology that ensures the Navien oil boilers range maintains the highest standards of energy efficiency and performance. Its blue flame units boast efficiencies of up to 104 per cent, as well as ultra-low NOx emissions of only 57mg/kWh – making the LCB700 the only domestic oil boiler capable of achieving an ErP A+ energy rating.


Builders can mitigate noise pollution in wastewater pipes with Wavin’s Acoustic Soil Plus (AS+) solution. It features a material composition that absorbs sound through increased pipe thickness and density. This allows the system to have a structure-borne dB rating of less than 10 exceeding internal acoustic standards laid out in government legislation.


With the Push Button Bar Diverter mixer shower from Triton users can easily switch between a single spray pattern handset and overhead fixed (rainfall) shower drencher at the push of a button. Benefitting from thermostatic temperature control, the product helps to maintain a consistent, comfortable water temperature.


Comfort, contemporary design, and easy installation are some of the features of the relaunched Eurosmart classic bathroom tap from GROHE, according to the manufacturer. Suitable for a bathroom, cloakroom, or en-suite upgrade, a hybrid version combines hygiene-enhancing touchless and manual operation, whilst there are a number of lever variants available.


Providing installers with further peace-of-mind on the performance of its frames, REHAU is extending its support for tradespeople by joining the Secured by Design (SBD) initiative. To gain approval against SBD requirements, products must have passed enhanced security testing to PAS 24:2016. This is completed at a UKAS test centre and requires subsequent submission of relevant reports.


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