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March 2018

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Roofing Updates For further info on all these roofing updates and more, visit BATTEN END CLIP SHOWS ITS TEETH A new batten end clip, designed to make it easier for roofers to install dry verges in accordance with the new BS 8612 Standard, has been launched by Marley Eternit. Marley Eternit says its new c-shaped clip is a quick and easy way of complying with BS 8612 and provides a strong fix. The clip is designed to fit securely onto the end of the batten, with a robust metal plate for the dry verge to be fixed into, keeping the nail locked into place. Alex Gill from Marley Eternit, explained: “Our new clip requires no nails and has sharp teeth which grip into the batten, making it extremely secure, as well as being very quick to hammer into place.” The new batten end clip also features a larger metal face plate, with multiple holes, to make alignment much simpler. Alex added: “There are many different dry verge products on the market, with varying levels of performance. The new British Standard addresses some of the concerns the industry had not only about inconsistencies between the quality of products, but also ensuring the systems are easy to fix correctly and securely.” A HEAVY RESEMBLANCE Crammond Select Homes renovated the Powis Mains Farm in the village of Blairlogie, one of Scotland’s first conservation villages, using CUPA PIZARRAS’ Heavy 3 slate due to its close resemblance to the traditional highland slate from Ballachulish that is no longer produced. Derek Waters of Derek Waters and Sons, the roofing contractor for this project, said: “We use CUPA PIZARRAS frequently, as the slates are solid and can stand up to any powerful weather. When we complete each house, it appears to have a perfect aesthetic every time and this is thanks to this high quality product.” SITE SEEING WITH SR TIMBER A revamped website has been launched by SR Timber as part of the batten manufacturer’s drive to stay at the top of its game. Shaun Revill, Trading Director, explained: “Websites are the public face of most companies, ours included, and businesses in this day and age can’t afford to stand still, so it was important that we refreshed the look of the site and improved the experience of using it. We’ve had really good feedback from the people who have used it, and they especially like it when they access it from their smartphone or tablet.” A COMPREHENSIVE PACKAGE ALM and Jamestown Metals are collectively said to be the UK’s leading distributors of Rolled Lead Sheet manufactured to BS EN 12588 2006 in accordance with British Standards and European norms for the building industry. To compliment this, they stock the complete range of Premium Roofing ancillary products alongside Zinc and Aluminium Soakers, Valleys and Ridges all produced to the customer’s requirements. Furthermore, both companies are able to offer the full range of Hard Metals required for any roof design, together with all that is required for a comprehensive package. 50 TC MARCH 2018

DRESSED FOR SUCCESS Snickers says its new Floorlayers Work Trousers and the patented Knee Guard System combine very effectively to deliver the ultimate solution for working safely and in comfort on your knees. These new trousers are said to take the best features, fabrics and functionality from Snickers’ new FLEXIWork range and combine them with the best of the classic Floorlayer trouser. With an advanced body-mapping design, they’re made from the highly durable Ripstop fabric with a ‘mechanical stretch’, providing great flexibility, comfort and advanced functionality. What’s more, the kneepad pockets are made of a full-stretch Armortex fabric with DuPont Kevlar aramid fibres, keeping the kneepads in the optimum, durable working position as you move around. Snickers says these trousers are ergonomically designed to anticipate your natural working movements. They come with an integrated belt for superior waist fit, with easy-to-access holster pockets with zipped compartment leg pockets including knife fastener, mobile phone compartment and detachable hidden IDbadge holder. A TRULY COORDINATED DESIGN Freefoam Building Products has launched an Anthracite Grey Round Gutter System. The popularity of Ral 7016 Anthracite Grey for windows and doors has been phenomenal over the last few years. Freefoam has consequentially seen sales of its Deep rainwater range in Anthracite Grey increase over the last 18 months. The addition of a round gutter system is the next logical step to give Freefoam customers more choice and the flexibility to meet demand from housebuilders and specifiers. It is manufactured exactly to Ral 7016 allowing customers to create a truly co-ordinated design. ENERGY AND MOISTURE CONTROL The A. Proctor Group will be showcasing its latest innovations in managing the balance between heat, air and moisture movement within the building envelope at this year’s Ecobuild. Architects, developers and contractors will be guided through the most effective solutions and high-specification products designed to ensure the most energy-efficient and moisture free building envelope for both commercial and residential projects. Innovations on show include Fireshield, the vapour permeable walling underlay with a fireproof surface; Spacetherm which maximises thermal performance in space critical applications; plus Wraptite and Roofshield. Visit A. Proctor Group at Ecobuild on Stand E60. A FASTER FIX WITH SLATER’S TUB Marley Eternit has launched a new Slater’s Tub to make it quicker and easier to install fibre cement slates to BS 5534 requirements. The convenient container is designed to sit perfectly on the battens and contains all of the fixings needed to install 1,000 slates. Removing the need to have loose bags open on the roof, the cost-effective Slater’s Tub contains 2,000 copper nails and 1,000 copper disc rivets in two sections ready to use, saving time and improving safety on site. MARCH 2018 TC 51

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