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TOOLS Makita has extended its range of power tools with slide compound mitre saw models.

The LS ser ies includes a table saw, flip-over saw and two mounting tables. The 2704 table saw weighs 30 kg, while its P-63748 supporting table has a maximum load capacity of 275 kg.

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

HEATING Bisque Commercial has a range of towel heating rails for commercial projects.

The series includes products with bow or flat fronts in either a white or chrome finish. The range is also available with an optional supplementary electric heater and in an all electric version.

Tel: 01276 605 800 Fax: 01276 605 801 Contact: sales department

SURFACINGS Specialist manufacturer Mapei has launched a singlecoat coloured render for use on masonry, concrete and thermal ceramic blocks. Its Mapefront Project can be used in restoration work and is produced using hydraulic binders, fine grain aggregates and colour pigments.

Tel : 0121 50 8 6970 Contact: sales department

STRUCTURAL Terram has a geotextile that can help prevent the ground swelling and moving when frozen. Its Terram Frost Blanket helps control ground heave, which can cause the cracking and deterioration of highway surfaces, by limiting the f low of groundwater into the affected area.

Tel: 01495 767 406 Contact: Stephen Hancock

Wallbarn has a range of adjustable support pads (below) for timber decking joists. Its plastic support pads provide a level framework and can easily house joists of up to 35 mm.

Tel: 01883 715 983 Contact: Julian Thurbin

Holden Aluminium Technologies has launched a new development in aluminium forming. Its spiral form technique can be used to produce curved aluminium hand rails for spiral staircases.

Tel: 01885 482 222 Fax: 01885 482 000 Contact: Jeremy Holden

ACCESS Specialist manufacturer Ladder Safety Devices has a stabilising system that meets the latest requirements for securing portable leaning ladders. Its system includes levellers that can be adjusted to the 16 deg maximum recommended slope and are fitted with sticky rubber feet to prevent the ladder slipping.

Tel: 07866 593 171 Contact: Chris Bentley

Access specialist Haki has a compact stair system with a small footprint that can be used at up to 21 m high. The Compact Stair Tower features non - slip treads, easy access and simple to install handrails.

Tel: 01827 282 525 Fax: 01827 250 329 Contact: sales department

COATINGS Dulux Trade has launched a masonry paint. Its Weathershield Max imum Exposure Smooth Masonry Paint is for coastal or industrial use and is shower resistant in 15 minutes.

Tel : 0 870 242 110 0 Fax: 01753 556 938 Contact: sales department

Manufacturer Sto has launched a one-coat paint for use on fast turnover rental properties. The company says one litre of its StoColor Rapid high opacity, quick drying formula can cover more than 7 sq m.

Tel: 01505 333 555 Contact: sales department

PLUMBING AND DRAINAGE A pipe laser has been launched by surveying instrument manufacturer Leica. Its Leica Piper 100 and 200 lasers have been designed to fit inside the smallest inverts. They are produced using solid cast aluminium housings and boast a self-levelling system that can help correct errors.

Tel: 01908 246 260 Contact: Carla Lyons-Davis

Wavin has developed a manifold designed to allow low connections for the toilet branch and waste runs. Its 6 Boss system f its into 200 mm drilled or formed holes.

Tel: 01249 766 600 Fax: 01249 443 286 Contact: sales department

SURFACINGS Repair and maintenance company Rhino Asphalt Solutions has launched a highway patching repair system that uses recycled road planings. Its ReadyMac proprietary cold asphalt needs no compaction, enabling roads to be repaired quickly.

Tel: 01273 402 900 Fax: 01273 402 909 Contact: sales department