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In Stock

Every week In Stock brings you news of the latest developments in products, plant, tools, materials and equipment. Contact names and numbers are listed to put you directly in touch with the appropriate sales and marketing departments

Drainage

Gully redesign

Wavin Plastics has redesigned its OsmaDrain Bottle Gully to make installation and maintenance easier. The new version can rotate by means of a push-fit joint located between the gully's body and its cover and frame. Wavin says this reduces the need for additional bends and makes it easier to align the gully with connecting pipework or paving slabs.

t 0117 929 8500

Fax: 0117 929 8511

Contact: sales department

Heating &

Ventilating

Stone surround

The Foxcote is a new minimalistic stone fireplace surround from Farmington Natural Stone. The surround is intended to combine clean, simple lines with an attractive, natural Cotswold stone appearance. The Foxcote is the latest in a large range of natural stone fire surrounds from Farmington.

t 01451 860280

Fax: 01451 860115

Contact: Don Courtney

Plant & Tools

Tie security

Smith Francis Tools has developed a ladder tie which is designed toreduce the risk both of theft and of accidents. The new tie attaches any wooden, aluminium or steel ladder to an adjacent horizontal scaffold pole, preventing slippage and guarding against unauthorised removal. The device comprises a single-piece, drop-forged clamp body which is easily attached with a standard 7/16 in Whitworth scaffold spanner.

t 0121 622 3311

Fax: 0121 666 7201

Contact: Neil Cartwright

Hardware

Door closer style

The latest door closers from Geze are the TS 5000 and T 3000, both of which feature easy operation and an attractive appearance, according to the manufacturer. The devices are both guide rail door closers, developed in response to the demand for more attractive door hardware. They have a single arm fitted in parallel to the closer body and feature an eccentric rack and pinion mechanism which ensures powerful closing force butallows easy opening.

t 01245 451093

Fax: 01245 451108

Contact: Jan Benfield

Surveying

Set out in 3D

Sokkia has introduced a new range of total stations for the construction market. The SET500/600 series combines the latest electronic technology and software enhancements in a rugged, lightweight design, says Sokkia. The new instruments are more efficient than their predecessors, have a morevisible display and feature on-board software capable of 3D setting out, resection, area calculation and offset.

t 01270 250511

E-mail: sales@sokkia.co.uk

Contact: Jacqui Gibson

Equipment

X-ray analysis

Farnborough based YSI says its X-Met 970 uses X-ray fluorescence to analyse accurately the thickness of many different types of coatings used on almost any material. The device is a non-contact analyser which measures thin and ultra-thin coatings directly from the surface. The manufacturer says it is suitable for use both on-line and in the laboratory.

t 01252 314711

Fax: 01252 511855

Contact: Peter Faulkner

Subsurface radar

Vermeer has launched Terravision, a high-resolution ground penetrating radar (GPR) system developed especially for underground utility installation work. Using the latest in GPR and 3-D imaging, the Terravision translates GPR signals into 3-D images to help contractors locate and identify subsurface obstacles. The Terravision is available in the UK from Vermeer dealer B-Trac Equipment.

t 01933 274400

Fax: 01933 274403

Contact: Martin Wright

Literature

Structural method

Energy Methods In Structural Mechanics is a new 416-page book by Federico Guarricino, of Naples University, and consulting engineer Alastair Walker. The book presents a unified development founded on a few fundamentalenergy theorems and proceeds to show how these theorems can be used to provide practical analysis methods. The book is published by Thomas Telford, price £60.

t 020 7665 2464

Fax: 020 7537 3631

Contact: sales department

Draught proofing

The Draught Proofing Advisory Association has published a new Register of Approved Products which, it says, gives specifiers a simple reference to properties,applications and standards of individual draught-proofing products. The Register pinpoints the products by brand and description that comply with BS7386. It also identifies their suitability for use with windows and doors.

t 01428 654011

Fax: 01428 651401

Contact: marketing department

Road management

Management Of Highway Structures is a new book from Thomas Telford Publishing which provides information on technology and management systems for dealing with the maintenance of bridges and other structures. Edited by Parag C Das, the book contains contributions from experts around the world and is aimed at engineers, accountants and financial decision-makers.

t 020 7665 2464

Fax: 020 7537 3631

Contact: P Scarlett

New technology

Information Technology In Construction Design is a new book that examines ways in which IT can enable the construction industry to share knowledge and integrate skills to meet client's needs. The 256-page hardback book, written by Michael Phiri of Sheffield University, seeks to bridge the gap between practice and theoretical developments, according to the publisher, Thomas Telford. The book costs £55.

t 020 7665 2464

Fax: 020 7537 3631

Contact: sales department

Timber decking

Trada Technology has set up a timber decking advice service to provide guidance on the engineering, design and installation of timber decking. The organisation has also published a Timber Decking Manual. The 76-page manual costs £40 (£30 to Trada members) and is available direct from Trada Technology.

t 01494 563091

Fax: 01494 565487

Contact: publications dept

Doors & Windows

Steel skins

P C Henderson has developed a new range of French doors made with steel skins and softwood frames. The range is available in six different sizes with a choice of clear glazing or Henderson internal mini- blinds - blinds incorporated into the glazing unit. The doors have softwood frames, hardwood sills and brass hinges.

t 0191 377 0701

Fax: 0191 377 1309

Contact: Mike James

Heavy duty steel

Wessex has launched a new steel garage door which, it says, is ideal for use by local authorities and housing associations. Best known for its PVC-u doors, Wessex has developed the white powder-coated steel models especially for the public sector market. The new doors are of heavier gauge steel than most commercial garage doors and feature multi-point locking for extra security.

t 01202 825451

Contact: 01202 823242

Contact: sales department

Timber look

NovEra has produced a side-hinged version of its vacuum-formed ABS/ASA plastic garage door. The new model is called the Prestige Berkeley and is designed to look like a pair of white-painted timber doors, complete with stiles and rails. The new door has multi-point locking as standard and, like the existing NovEra doors, has high impact resistance.

t 0800 7311290

Fax: 01582 417538

Contact: sales department

Heating

Reduced footprint

Potterton Commercial is launching the Derwent Compact Modular boiler, which is designed with areduced footprint to cut down on floor space required. Single and modular applications will be available, with outputs between 48 kW and 112 kW, with an operating efficiency of 90.7 per cent (net) and 81.7 per cent (gross).

t 08706 050607

Fax: 01926 880612

Contact: sales department

Compact boiler

Saunier Duval's new SD30e combi boiler, measuring 700 mm high, 450 mm wide and 300 mm deep, is up to half the size of its competitors, says the manufacturer. Suitable for hot water and heating requirements for most domestic installations, with a 30 kW output, Saunier Duval has designed the boiler to be quick and trouble-free to install.

t 01773 824141

Fax: 01773 880516

Contact: Mike Close

Cladding

Solar control

CPC Films has unveiled two combined solar control and insulation films which, it says, can reduce unwanted heat gain in the summer and glare all year round. Radiance VE35 and Ambience VE50 SR CDF are both body-dyed one-layer films which are applied with a clear,distortion-free adhesive.

t 01705 219112

Fax: 01705 219102

Contact: sales department