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The Desimpel range of natural clay brick facings is to be extended with six new stock bricks, following demand from developers and the self- build market. All Character bricks, made using the soft mud process and European clays, are manufactured in uk sizes and 50mm thickness. Reminiscent in look and texture of many old niche facings, each brick in the new range bears a Shakespearean name - the Falstaff Antique Medium Red Multi, the Othello Blue Blend, the Montague Mixture, the Oberon Bronze, the Midsummer Yellow and the Hathaway Brindled.



Weather Dektrade mark is a revolutionary new flooring solution for builders. It creates a safe working platform on raised floors during housebuilding, prior to roof construction, saving time and money on site. Weather Dek flooring consists of Puhos Type P5 Class 1 high-quality, moisture-resistant chipboard with a heavy-duty, two-ply fully waterproof peel-off film which creates a safe, slip-resistant working surface. When used with the waterproof edge tape supplied, it provides complete protection from the elements, site spoil and rough treatment encountered while work proceeds.


Leading manufacturer of high-quality cellular pvcu roofing and cladding Swish Building Products has dropped anchor at Gurnard Sailing Club in Cowes, with the supply of cladding products for a completely new clubhouse. The appropriately named Shiplap cladding was supplied in its 150mm form. Specified by architect Rainey Petrie Design, it was chosen for its low maintenance, durability and longevity when exposed to the wind and sea.


Home Ventilation's Drimaster 5 low-energy positive input ventilation (lepiv) unit is the subject of the first major government-backed study into the energy implications and effectiveness of lepiv systems. lepiv systems supply air into a dwelling from the roof space, to overcome condensation and mould problems, but the true energy impact of these systems is not understood. Because the air is warmed by solar gain and heat loss, they are thought to use less energy than systems that bring in outside air.

A most ingenious application of Sarnafil single-ply roofing membranes was conceived by the maintenance projects group of Suffolk County Council architects department for the refurbishment of Thurlesdon High School in Ipswich. To prevent continuous water penetration through the porous, degraded and ugly concrete panels and columns on the south elevation, the walls were treated as a vertical roof, installing Sarnafil g410-12el single-ply membrane.

Stannah Lifts has produced a brochure on its new Maxilift range of passenger lifts for low- and medium-rise buildings. Aimed at the specifier, the brochure is designed to simplify the specification process, incorporating an easy-to-use tabular representation of the options available and guidance on the range of products appropriate for different installations.

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