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Ibstock has added two new products, Summer Blend and Autumn Blend, to the Morcroft Blend range of bricks from its Ravenhead factory. Like Morcroft Red Blend, the new Summer and Autumn Blend bricks have a bark-like texture rolled into both header and stretcher faces. Morcroft Summer Blend features pinks and reds; Autumn Blend has reds, golds and browns.

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Smaller premises

Chubb Electronic Security has launched a computer-based access control system designed for installation in small-to-medium sized offices and other commercial properties. Chubb says Inova Master is intended as a low-cost system and is therefore simple and straightforward, without advanced functions that are unnecessary for small business premises.

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Gutter system

Rain Master is a modular eaves gutter system from Precision Metal Forming, a subsidiary of British Steel. The system includes gutters, brackets, fasteners and downpipes all designed for use with roof pitches from 3 deg to 15 deg. The system is available in nine standard colours, with special colours available on request.

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Roof membrane

Superflex Ultraply is a new single-ply roofing membrane from Ruberoid. The bituminous material, says Ruberoid combines the lap security and puncture resistance of a high-performance built-up system with the speed of application and ease of detailing of a polymeric single- ply membrane. Superflex Ultraply is the newest addition to the Ruberoid Super Roof range. Ruberoid has updated its Superflex range of high performance built-up roofing membranes.

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Up and down

Marlin Lighting has launched a new wall-mounted uplight designed to distribute light in two directions. The Dacapo uplight provides effective uplighting with an additional downward light for special effect. The one-piece die-cast aluminium housing is stoved white and incorporates a polycarbonate opal diffuser in the downward light. White light is emitted upwards, while the downward light component can be coloured red, green, blue or yellow.

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Doors & Windows

Electric operator

The Cardale DC-650N electric operator is designed to fit into the middle of Cardale's range of boom operators for automated garage doors. The company says the DC-650N is easy and quick to fit, very quiet in operation, and yet powerful enough to operate virtually all single and double slide-away or sectional garage doors. The operator comes complete with a mini-transmitter small enough to fit on a key-ring.

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Health & Safety

Self-rescue kit

ESS is now the sole UK distributor for the M20 Esscapak II self-contained self-rescue set for confined spaces. The M20 Esscapak II comprises compressed oxygen for respiratory protection for up to 32 minutes. A clear Teflon hood protects the user from hazardous environments while allowing a full field of vision. The set is so compact that it can be worn almost unnoticed on the belt.

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Jumbo section

Corus Tubes (formerly British Steel Tubes & Pipes) has added a 'jumbo' hot-finished structural hollow section measuring 800 mm x 800 mm x 60 mm thick. The new section is the result of collaboration between Corus and the Nakajima Steelpipe Company of Japan. Corus helped in the design of the new Nakajima hot-shaping mill, which produces the large sections. Corus markets them as Jumbo RHS sections.

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Drainage design

Waterflow Services has launched an asset management system designed to give clients a complete picture of sewerage and drainage networks and associated infrastructure. The system links Auto CAD, Microstation or GIS to provide an accurate and easily amen-ded drainage and services layout, says Waterflow.

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VAT practice guide

VAT and Property is the title of a new guide covering VAT law and practice as it applies to property construction, development and investment, and to transactions in land and buildings. The book is written by Dermot McLellan, director of VAT Services at BDO Stoy Hayward's VAT & customs duty group, and published by Butterworths. Price: £85.

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Piling guide

The Essential Guide to the ICE's Specification for Piling and Embedded Retaining Walls has been produced by working groups within the Federation of Piling Specialists and is now published by Thomas Telford, priced £25. The book provides guidance for engineers and designers who need to comply with the Highways Agency's Specification for Piling Work.

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Concrete bridges

Thomas Telford has published the findings of a joint UK/French study group into post-tensioned concrete bridge construction. The book, Post- tensioned Concrete Bridges, is written in English and French by scientists appointed by both governments. The book contains historical and technical information concerning bridges in France and England. The 176-page paperback is priced at £35.00.

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Claims study

Sweet & Maxwell has published Construction Claims, an in-depth study of following the sequence of a dispute in the context of the contract and looks at the processes of arbitration and litigation. The author is John Sykes, a civil engineer and member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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Radon guidance

The Building Research Establishment has published revised guidance on radon protection measures in new homes. Radon: Guidance On Protective Measures For New Dwell-ings is referred to in the Building Regulations as the source of detailed guidance on this subject. The new edition includes revised measures for radon protection.

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Plant & tools

Propane heaters

Spaldings' new Truecraft brand propane-powered space heaters come in four output ratings from 34,400 Btu/h to 344,000 Btu/h. They all run off butane gas and run from a 230 V electric supply to drive the fan. All heaters are supplied with approved gas regulators conforming to EN1596.

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Torque wrench

Spaldings has introduced a new 0.75 in (19 mm) drive torque wrench to its Truecraft range. The new wrench is ideal for the correct tightening of critical components such as tractor and trailer wheel nuts, says Spaldings. The wrench has a range of 150-700 Nm torque and can be set to any torque within this range.

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Heating &


Air filters

Diffusion Environmental Systems has launched the Lifebreath range of air filters for domestic and commercial use. The new filters use turbulent flow precipitation instead of a filter medium to remove solid contaminants. Inside the airway through which the dirty air passes are pleated fabric membranes which trap particles flung out of the airstream. Diffusion Environmental says the new filters remove 99.4 per cent of pollens and 97.5 per cent of all airborne dust.

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Film protection

Schauman UK has developed a stronger heavy-duty peel-off film for its Weather Dek chipboard flooring. Weather Dek 2 provides a working platform and weather protection for the lower floor of a house prior to a roof being installed. On completion, the film is removed to reveal a 'pristine floor', says Schauman.

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