Masonry materials and landscaping products – April 2021

Masonry materials and landscaping products – April 2021


Activated by sunlight, the AIR range from is capable of oxidising organic components, noxious particles and unpleasant odours at a molecular level by up to 70 per cent. It also helps remove nitrogen oxides and dioxides from harmful car emissions and industrial output. Its eco-friendly, air-purifying, self-cleaning solution combats methane build-up from animal excretions and household emissions such as formaldehyde, present in cleaning products, cosmetics and pesticides.


Dryrod damp-proofing rods from Safeguard Europe can be installed, inside and out, whatever the weather and allow contractors to deliver rising damp remedials precisely, quickly, and easily. The BBA-certified product is a patented synthetic rod made from advanced polymers. They containing a high-performance silane/siloxane material that leeches into mortar and masonry to form a DPC in brick, coursed stone, rubble infill and cavity walls.


The natural colour and beauty of facing bricks can be retained throughout the lifetime of a building with Vandersanden and its water-repelling coating. It provides protection against efflorescence, wet weather and the effects of pollution, whilst the bricks are also easier to clean. The process penetrates to a depth from 5mm to 15mm whilst retaining the original colour. The liquids contain no harmful substances or chemicals that can damage the brick or the environment.


Not only does it have a slip-resistant finish, porcelain is highly durable, resistant to moss and mould, and is easy to keep clean. Cranbourne Stone has a wide range including the Premium, Elegance and Opulence collections and, for a natural look, Wood Porcelain. The company can cut and shape stone to specific designs or provide a templating service to capture all the structural details to produce unique and individual products.



Builders can now benefit from a brand new Ibstock Concrete Customer Service Centre of Excellence. Based at the company’s Anstone site in South Yorkshire – and with a 40-strong team at its disposal – it will support the Forticrete, Supreme and Anderton brands.



The K2 system is 20-mm thick porcelain tile solution from Italian company, Ceramiche Keope. The 2cm thick tiles of the outdoor collections (1cm thick options are also available) can be matched to the Keope indoor tile range, blurring the boundaries between outdoor and in. K2 has a wide choice of styles with 19 collections, 13 sizes and over 50 items in the catalogue.


NWC Truxta are now working with Staffordshire based Mini Dumper manufacturer Tufftruk, as the UK distributor of the QUADro 450kg 4×4 Mini Dumper. The robust and compact machine benefits from a smooth hydrostatic drive system with no gear changes. There’s low Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) levels, low maintenance, and in operation the unit’s 4×4 transmission powers through tough ground.


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