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TOOLS Bosch has unveiled its latest portable circular saw for tradesmen. Its GKS 65 is powered by a 1,600 W motor for greater cutting eff iciency and is f itted with a durable aluminium footplate. It weighs 4.8 kg.

Tel: 01895 838 782 Contact: sales department

Karcher has launched a high-pressure washer for cleaning buildings and structures. The FR 30 hard surface cleaner boosts the cleaning power of a pressure lance and is ideal for areas of poor drainage.

Tel: 01295 752 000 Fax: 01295 752 040 Contact: sales department

DOORS New World Developments has launched a flush fit range of composite entrance doors. Its Monno range features two timber grained GRP skins and a 70 mm external scotia frame and is manufactured in eight styles.

Tel : 028 2563 220 0 Fax: 028 2565 9334 Contact: Linda Tomb

COATINGS Woodcare specialist Treatex has a range of natural oilbased wood finishes for use on stairs, wood, cork and OSB f loors. Available in a variety of colours its Treatex Hardwax Oil and Hardwax Oil Eco are simple to use and available in 1, 2.5 and 10 litre cans.

Tel: 01865 735 353 Fax: Cem Gunenc

Crown Trade has extended its Timonox range of f lame retardant coatings with the introduction of upgrade systems that can help make a painted surface resist fire. Its Class 4 Upgrade or Warrington Blueboard tested products can be applied to painted, noncombustible surfaces to give class 0 f ire protection.

Tel : 0870 241 6457 Contact: Technical enquiries

LANDSCAPING Concrete block and permeable paving manufacturer Formpave has launched a natural stone paving division to supply traditional Gloucestershire Pennant paving. Quarried in Royal Forest of Dean its stone has a combination of blue and mixed colour properties and is available in a range of sizes.

Tel: 01594 836 999 Contact: sales department

WATER PROOFING Coating and membrane specialist Liquid Plastics has launched a range of protective systems for balconies. Its Functional and Decorative Waterproofing for Balconies high performance range includes its Decothane Balcons liquid applied membrane.

Tel: 01772 255 022 Contact: sales department

Isocrete Floor Screeds has launched a damp-proof membrane system designed to reduce installation times.

Its Isosmooth DPM combines the performance of a dampproof membrane with a self-smoothing underlay that can be installed onto still damp substrates.

Tel: 01270 753 000 Fax: 01270 753 333 Contact: sales department

Plysolene has extended its range of damp-proof course membranes with the introduction of its Plyload Gas Resistant System, designed to help create a barrier against excessive build-up of radon and methane gases in buildings. The specialist also has cavity trays manufactured using Plyload GR.

Tel: 01403 713 555 Contact: sales department

GLAZING Euroglas has a launched its latest insulating glass system for its Silverstar range of products. ENplus glass offers light transmission of 80 per cent and passive solar energy gains ensure comfortable living temperatures.

Tel: 01332 843 357 Fax: 01332 843 360 Contact: sales department

STRUCTURAL Saint-Gobain Technical Fibres has developed a glass fibre wall covering suitable for new build and renovations.

Its Tapety covering allows walls to breathe naturally, is easily installed and is available in a variety of finishes.

Tel: 01695 723 946 Contact: Martyn Jones n Neaco has a range of modular balconies in a number of designs and specifications. Its Spectrum series is available with a fully recyclable precast components and a choice of balconies in stainless steel or nylon-coated aluminium.

Tel: 01653 695 721 Fax: 01653 600 418 Contact: Alan Green

STRUCTURAL Kingspan has introduced a range of 4 mm cold-rolled channel sections that it claims could help cut contractors costs. Its thicker Multichannel4 sections will widen the number of applications for the Multichannel range and is available in section depth of 175 to 450mm.

Tel: 01944 712 000 Contact: marketing department