FREEFOAM BUILDING PRODUCTS
ANIMATION STYLE VIDEO
Cladding just got animated thanks to a new video from Freefoam Building Products. The manufacturer’s animation style video illustrates how to fit cladding and covers all stages of the fitting process from fixing the initial battens and membrane, to installing cladding boards and accompanying trims, all with on screen instructions.
AERONA³ HEAT PUMP HANDOVER GUIDE
In order to support the installer on site with the handover processes Grant UK is now supplying a handy guide for the end user. Supplied with all its Aerona³ air source heat pumps, the Handover Guide for Homeowners explains how to register the appliance, how it operates, its energy usage, and advice about servicing and maintenance. The manufacturer has also produced a series of heat pump video tutorials which can be accessed via the rdr.link below.
To download the Aerona³ Heat Pump Handover Guide visit www.grantuk.com/media/4106/aerona3-ashp-handover-guide_july-21.pdf
TRADE APPLICATION GUIDE
Choose the right product for the job with the Rockwool Trade Application Guide. The document features product information, Building Regulation requirements and installation advice, as well as an at-a-glance grid on what to use where, covering every application in the home from roofs to floors and for thermal and acoustic performance.
The trades can now benefit from GP-style video appointments to diagnose flooring issues and recommend treatments. Delivered by Setcrete, the virtual consultations, use popular video platforms including WhatsApp, FaceTime and Skype, enabling the manufacturer’s expert technical team to assess a flooring issue in real time and advise on remedial work and products to use.
#FREDFRIDAY VIDEO SERIES
Ah, Mr Gardner, we’ve been expecting you! McAlpine Plumbing Products’ Technical Sales Manager and product guru, Fred Gardner, is back with a news series of #FredFriday videos. The first episode of Season Two, which is available on YouTube – and can be directly accessed via the rdr.link below – brings a new ‘bond’ to the silver screen – the company’s new adhesive and sealant, MACXSEAL.
Customers can now launch real-time, face-to-face conversations with technical experts via the Watco App, as well as initiate virtual video site visits and get tailored advice. At the same time, users also get instant access to information, technical advice and application guides for purchased products, request, review and approve quotes as well as placing product orders.
BATHROOM COLLECTION AND DESIGNER COLLECTION
There’s a library of VitrA Bathrooms brochures available, incorporating its Bathroom Collection and Designer Collection, as well as technical guides. The publications feature design recommendations, sizes, prices, and suggestions for complementing ideas and products all available in print, via online formats along with a range of videos.
Streamlining the window retrofit process is the ambition behind REHAU Connect, a new platform that allows tradespeople to collaborate and create a personalised quote with company logos. The 3D visualiser enables users to turn and rotate the windows and doors in all directions, providing a 360⁰ impression and realistic visuals, while a configured window sketch with individual prices provides complete transparency to buyers.
NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, has issued a new document entitled ‘Definition of geometric free area for Smoke Vents’. The document is intended to contribute to improving fire safety standards by clarifying the definition of the term ‘geometric free area’ in respect of smoke ventilation, to ensure compliance as defined in Appendix D of Approved Document B2 of the Building Regulations.
Made for the trade, Essentials is a quick reference guide to products from the Hafele furniture fittings, accessories, hardware and ironmongery range together with promotional offers. Available online or in print, and accessible via the company’s social medial channels, the publication showcases 3,000 products, with the bestselling solution within each category highlighted.