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TOOLS Makita has launched a robust twin-channel radio.

Its BMR100 has a shockresistant casing with neoprene end panel protectors.

Tel: 01908 211 678 Fax: 0800 454 746 Contact: customer services

FLOORING Ardex has added a solventfree epoxy resin floor coating to its Industrial Flooring Range. Its Ardex R40E is supplied as two components in a pre-measured pack and is ideal as a light-duty resin f loor coating with a gloss, easily cleaned finish.

Tel: 01440 714 939 Contact: sales department

Flooring specialist DCP has developed a fast-drying cement-based additive for floor screeds. Its Cemscreed Rapid means surfaces can be walked on within three hours of application at room temperature and can be ready for floor coverings within 24 hours.

Tel: 01538 361 799 Fax: 01538 361 899 Contact: sales department

Springvale EPS has launched a version of its Floorshield insulation board.

Available in thicknesses between 25 mm and 100 mm, its Platinum Floorshield is a rigid, non-toxic, non-irritant board that can help designers and contractors meet thermal insulation targets.

Te l : 0191 217 114 4 Fax: 0191 217 1212 Contact: Judith Hampton

HEALTH AND SAFETY Safety specialist Pro Net will launch a net retaining clamp to speed up installation. Its Gator-Grip system is designed to be used on C- and I-section steel beams.

Tel: 01405 817 557 Fax: 01405 741 277 Contact: sales department n Newlec Electrical has extended it range of fire alarms. The range includes four- two-wire control panels, a comprehensive range of smoke and heat detectors, sounders and beacons alongside call points and magnetic door holders.

Te l : 0 8 45 123 6539 Contact: sales department

Kem Edwards has launched a range of non-metallic safety footwear. Lighter and more flexible than traditional metal soled boots the range features 200 Joule toe protection and an extended midsole that covers the total foot length.

Tel: 01932 754 700 Fax: 01932 754 754 Contact: sales department

GLAZING Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems has a leak free reversible pivot window system. Its Comar 5Pi window complies with building regulations for air permeability, water penetration and wind resistance.

Te l : 020 8685 9685 Fax: 020 8646 5096 Contact: sales department

Specialist producer Brett Martin Daylight Systems has a range of architectural roof lights. Its range includes its circular Ritchlight TL17 framed dome rooflights, which have aluminium frames and glazing bars with a high-quality polyester powder coat finish.

Tel: 0845 6088 999 Fax: 024 7660 2745 Contact: sales department

PLUMBING Bathroom hardware specialist Intatec has a range of taps and showers that can help save water.

Its series of automatic shut-off taps includes standard pushed f low taps and infrared automatic switch taps and showers.

Tel: 01889 207 200 Contact: sales department

STRUCTURAL Simpson Strong-Tie has a f loor joist construction system that can improve sound resistance and thermal insulation. Its Safety Fast System includes the masonry hanger and end cap to reduce air-leakage, the safety fast strap, joist hanger and Z clip.

Tel: 01827 255 600 Fax: 01827 255 616 Contact: sales department

PAVING Concrete paving manufacturer Formpave has added to its precast concrete block pavers, kerbs and permeable pavers. Its Formpave tactile paving block measures 133 x 200 x 60mm and is produced using high strength concrete in red or buff.

Tel: 01594 836 999 Contact: sales department

HEALTH AND SAFETY Safety and Access Products has a new advanced guardrail system to help keep scaffolders safe.

Its Protek system enables a single scaffolder to install a permanent double guardrail across a full bay and ensures the installer is protected at all times.

Te l : 0115 979 4523 Contact: sales department