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Makita has expanded its range of power tools with anti-vibration features. Its new 2,400 W 180 mm and 230 mm angle grinders boast vibration quashing handles and rubber dampers that help absorb vibrat ion before it reaches the grip.

Tel: 01908 211 678 Fax: 01908 211 400 Contact: sales department

Birchwood has extended its range of essential site equipment with the introduction of the Power Pod power transformer.

With a tough, durable polycarbonate casing featuring a lifting handle and illuminated power indicators, the power distribution cable is available in 1.25, 3.3 and 5 kVA versions.

Tel: 0115 938 9000 Contact: sales department

Diamond tool specialist Encore has developed a range of small non-core diamond bits for drilling through tiles or granite. Available in 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 mm diameters, the bits boast a 10 mm shank and are designed for wet use to prolong life.

Tel: 015395 67957 Fax: 015395 66990 Contact: Chris Crorie

Engex has launched a range of fibreglass step ladders specifically designed for electrical contractors.

Its four-strong fibreglass ladder range complies with European design standards and are proven to be nonconductive at 30 kV.

Tel: 0117 973 0 028 Contact: sales department


Manufacturer Scruffs has a new body warmer for site staff. Manufactured from polyamide, it features stormproof zip flaps, wind cheat collars, phone cable management systems and integral drawstring adjusters.

Tel: 0115 938 9000 Fax: 0115 938 9010 Contact: sales department


Boiler manufacturer Broag has extended its Reneha Avanta Plus range of domestic boilers with the introduction of a high efficiency condensing heating boiler. Weighing 20 kg and measuring 600 mm high, 400 mm wide and 290 mm deep, the Avanta 18v is claimed to be the smallest open vented heating boiler available.

Tel: 0118 978 3434 Fax: 0118 978 6977 Contact: sales department

Greenwood Airvac has launched its latest compact heat recovery system.

Designed for use in dwellings up to 100 sq m and featuring a simple LCD display, the Fusion system can recover two-thirds of the heat lost by the average UK home.

Tel: 01903 771 021 Contact: sales department


Manufacturer ITT Flygt has launched its latest series of heavy-duty submersible dewatering pumps. The six 2600 Series pumps are intended for most dewatering applications with motor sizes of 1 to 18 kW and output f lows of between 36 cu m per hour and 324 cu m per hour.

Te l : 0115 94 0 0111 Fax: 0115 940 0444 Contact: Simon Jones


Product manufacturer Marshalls has introduced three new products to its natural stone range. The shot-blasted finished, finegrained hard sandstones in its new collection include the buff coloured Victorian Gold stone, the grey through to buff Elizabethan Mixture and the deep black Jacobean Black.

Te l : 0 870 411 226 6 Contact: sales department


Subframes UK has a range cavity closures, brickwork formers and window installation systems. Its fully welded frames and closers are available from stock and are able to close any cavity between 50 and 250 mm.

Tel: 01773 590 100 Fax: 01773 590 200 Contact: sales department


Asset investigation specialist Future Amtec has an innovative television inspection system that allows lateral sewer connections to be inspected from the mainline pipe. Manufactured by German company Rico, the Lateral Inspection System boasts a full colour pan and tilt system that can survey 500 m from a single access point.

Tel: 01772 654 655 Contact: Paul Latus


Safety specialist manufacturer Bacou-Dalloz has launched a new range of safety glasses. Its Metalite safety sunglasses feature spring hinged f lexible templates and soft nose bridge and are available in three lens tints.

Tel: 01256 693 200 Fax: 01256 693 300 Contact: sales department


Terram has launched two new products to help combat problems caused by tree roots. Its Terram RootGuard Plus and Terram Root-Guard geotextiles and plastics help provide a barrier against root penetration.

Tel: 01495 757 722 Contact: sales department

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