Glixtone Fungi-shield paint

Glixtone Fungi-Shield Anti-Mould & Black Spot Paint

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Glixtone big-products2Glixtone Fungi-Shield is an interior washable HIGHLY decorative paint for ANY INTERNAL AREAS that are susceptible to Mould and Blackspot giving long lasting protection. We have not had a failure in 20 YEARS and is manufactured by our parent company, Carrs Coatings who are based in Redditch, Worcestershire.

Landlords face an on-going battle with properties and the infestation of mould which is both unsightly and a health hazard to their Tenants. Re-decoration is expensive, time consuming and disruptive. If Health Inspectors are notified this can also be a real problem to Landlords. Glixtone Fungi-Shield will not stop condensation or damp but when applied it is impossible for mould spores to survive on its surface as the active biocide is distributed evenly over the whole paint film and will keep killing the spores on contact. This is a LONG LASTING solution to what can be a never ending battle.

Manufactured in a different way to most other Anti-Mould Paints and uses a unique combination of our own biocides bonded to a ‘Thermal’ acrylic resin base. Most other products use an already made paint with a fungicide/algaecide added and mixed into this pre-made paint. This means that not all of the paint will carry the same amount of the fungicide which protects against mould growth when applied to a surface.

Glixtone big-products4Glixtone Fungi-Shield is BUILT as an Anti-Mould and Blackspot Paint with the manufacturing processes ensuring that the special acrylic resins and our biocides are both blended and bonded to each other. The process means that when produced every part of our paint has exactly the same amount of biocide giving a totally uniform distribution.

When used it will be noticed that the texture is that of ‘clotted cream’ and will flow from roller or paint brush with ease. It will also cover exceptionally well as it has a very high opacity rate. When applied the biocides will be active immediately and it may be noticed that very cold areas are slightly warmer due to the thermal resins that we use. After 5 days the surface will be fully washable making it ideal for Kitchens, Bathrooms, Living Rooms and Bedrooms etc.

We recommend Glixtone Sterilising Solution be used to remove any existing mould prior to the application of Glixtone Fungi-Shield. This is supplied in a CONCENTRATED form and when mixed with water will make 5 Litres of a Washing Solution. REMEMBER to leave this to dry (do not wash off ) in order for it to continue to work for you.

Glixtone Fungi-Shield

  • 20 years and never a failure
  • Excellent for any internal areas susceptible to mould
  • Highly decorative finish
  • Washable
  • Easy to apply
  • Environmentally friendly

The paint comes in White or Magnolia as standard in a matt finish, and can be tinted to a pastel shade by Carrs Coatings distributors. It is a high quality acrylic emulsion paint, and is easy to apply with a roller or brush. After five days, the painted surface will be fully washable, making it ideal for use in kitchens, bathrooms as well as bedrooms and living rooms.

This what one Customer has said ….

 “As an experienced landlord and owner of a lettings agency, we were struggling to find a decorative solution to the problem of mould, which is usually caused by condensation.  We have tried several products however it wasn’t until we found Glixtone Fungi-Shield paint that we now have a viable cost effective solution that absolutely works.  This paint is now used effectively in the prevention of mould and black spot in all of our properties under management as well as my own.  I would wholeheartedly recommend this product to any end user looking to resolve mould and black spot in their homes”

Ian Crampton
Ferndown Estates Ltd

Glixtone Fungi-Shield Paint and the Glixtone Sterilising Solution can be purchased from Selco Builders Warehouse or C Brewer & Sons.



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Modern Office Lobby

Altro launch new ranges for more design possibilities

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One product doesn’t fit all. Each room in a building has different needs and challenges. Altro are introducing three complementary products to meet the needs of different areas. Colourful, easy to clean and compatible with each other, they provide the harmonious look you want while giving the performance you need. They provide the perfect solution for your public spaces.

For environments that need to promote wellbeing, Altro floors and walls can be used to create a biophilic design – using shades and images found in nature. This helps create a sense of calm and studies have shown it can speed up the recovery process.

Modern Office Lobby

NEW! Altro Orchestra™ is for areas where comfort and sound reduction are important. It is a 2.85mm floor engineered to create the ideal environment to live and learn. Low residual indentation facilitates the flexible use of equipment and furniture, including hospital beds. At the same time, the integrated impact sound insulation system cuts impact sound by up to 15dB. With 40 colour options you can go as bold as you dare.

Modern business hall liftsNEW! Altro Operetta™ is a 2mm, 4dB robust floor for medium to high traffic areas. It is easy to clean and maintain, with 25 attractive, natural and contemporary colours and finishes to fit in your interior design scheme. It matches and coordinates with Altro Orchestra and Altro Serenade to create a complete look throughout.


Little girl playing with wooden trainsNEW! Altro Serenade™ Silence is golden. Whether softening the sounds of little feet or maximising privacy at work or leisure, acoustic Altro Serenade is more that up to the task. With 15 colour options, it is 3.9mm thick with 19dB impact sound insulation. Not only does it reduce noise, it provides a high level of comfort underfoot. It is a great solution for well-used spaces to create a calming atmosphere.

Colourful, easy to clean and with a varied design choice, the products are perfect for internal rooms with a low potential for spills from water and other contaminants.

Klober wind tunnel

The science behind roofing

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A roof is a building’s last line of defence against the elements. But how efficiently it performs is a science in itself. Klober gives us an insight into the depth of their product development

Look up at a roof and what you see depends upon your perspective. If you’re in the construction business, your eye will naturally be drawn to the more technical aspects – why has a tile been chosen, how and where is the roof ventilated, what type of flashings have been used?? Professional interest goes beyond curiosity, as it’s the choices a roofer makes day in day out that secure his reputation.

One man who knows only too well the importance of roofing performance is Dirk Willen, who has been part of the Klober Product Development team in Germany for more than 20 years. Dirk takes up the story of the innovation, precision, testing and development behind each and every one of Klober’s products.

“Product development today can be so much more accurate and efficient than when I started back in the 1990’s. Then of course it was all still very much about using the drawing board and very basic digital facilities so it took some time to bring a project to fruition. Now, with CAD and 3D printing we can prototype much faster and make the development cycle a lot shorter.”

Whatever the drivers behind  product’s design, Klober has a highly experienced team that considers all of the many requirements it will need to fulfil. Weathertightness is the primary consideration of course and Klober has at its disposal the dedicated Technical Testing Centre of parent company Braas Monier. This has weather stations across the world, and from the data they collect it can feed in the most accurate climate intelligence to the profile of any new product. Wind speed, rainfall, UV exposure and temperature are critical factors as a roof in the southernmost part of France has very different demands placed on it to one in most of the UK. In Alpine regions you will find low pitch roofs with huge spans which need to be protected from the weight of heavy snow.

Klober wind tunnel

Klober wind tunnel

Dirk added, “Durability and accelerated weathering tests are carried out to ensure products will withstand the severest conditions and as one of the few manufacturers in Europe to have our own wind tunnel we can subject them to exhaustive testing in line with the latest legislation and norms. We then examine whether we have existing tools available for production or will need to manufacture new ones. Of course, products such as vents and dry fixing accessories are a very visible part of any building means so we also need to take appearance as well as performance into account. A contractor wants to use products that are easy to use and offer the best long-term performance, but these days a tile or slate vent must be unobtrusive too. This makes colour as important as the vent profile so we ensure that pigments used offer the greatest durability. A colour will often look quite different once installed and also depends on the material used to manufacture it. Colour matching is a real challenge as the shade will vary between grooves, recesses and raised areas – it’s all very subjective. To obtain the best consistency we use a light chamber with precisely defined wave lengths and then cross-reference against the human eye. It’s always a battle against the elements which, over time, will always take their toll.”

Before manufacturing of a new product begins, it is also subjected to an extensive programme of trials and testing. These are carried out to ensure compliance with international and local standards as well as with Klober’s own, more demanding specification. Each individual test programme is based on a ‘failure mode’ analysis and it is only when all the processes are complete that the product is considered fit for launch. At this stage, the expert knowledge and insight of contractors is invariably drawn on prior to the commitment to full production. Dirk added “We regard our customers as partners and it is up to us to ensure we make their lives as easy as possible. We very much depend on interaction with them to further our deep well of knowledge and expertise in roofing built up over more than 50 years.”

Klober is well-known and respected for the way that existing products and their performance are considered integral to any research. This ensures that established product ranges continue to be fully supported, kept up-to-date and benefit from improvements ahead of the market. Dirk concluded, “In terms of answering technical enquiries this invariably means Klober is able not only to offer a solution which others may struggle to provide but have the confidence to address problems arising from complex roofing designs”.

Hewi Mobile hinged support rail

Mobile Accessibility Solutions

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Safety Through Reliable Hold

Hinged support rails and shower seats that are not permanently installed offer maximum flexibility. They can be installed quickly and easily where they are needed at any particular time.

Hewi Mobile hinged support rail

Mobile Hinged Support Rails – Flexible Support

The portable hinged support rail is simply latched into the permanently installed mounting plate. If it is not needed, the plate can be concealed with a cover cap matching the surface of the hinged support rail. The mobile hinged support rails are available in the following materials: stainless steel, polyamide, chrome and WARM TOUCH.

Mobile Shower Seats – Safety, Comfort and Convenience

Hewi Mobile_shower_seat copyThe mobile shower seat is latched into a permanently installed mounting plate. The seat is latched in from the front so that the wall is not damaged. The mobile shower seat can also be removed just as easily if it is no longer required. The mounting plate is concealed with a cover cap. The seat is installed and dismantled without tools. The cover cap is available in the following materials: stainless steel or polyamide in the colour white.

Hewi Cover_plate copyThe seats can be folded up to save space. The seat surfaces are made of glass-fibre reinforced polyamide and are optionally available in white or anthracite grey. The comfortable seating has a weight capacity of up to 150 kg and is available in different sizes.




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Further information is available from:

HEWI Heinrich Wilke GmbH

Postfach 12 60

D-34442 Bad Arolsen

Phone +49 5691 82-0



Formpave Ashbourne Red Paving

Formpave now selling Nori Clay Paving

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Formpave has reintroduced this heritage brand to provide a cost effective and sustainable solution for modern buildings.

The naturally environmentally friendly qualities of clay make it the perfect material for pavers and with ease of use on-site, once installed our pavers are easy to maintain.

The Nori collection is a solid, reliable, rectangular paving range available in three colours, all ideal for rural and character properties and for those looking for a beautiful finish. Paving is available in 65mm thickness as standard.


Ashbourne Multi


Rushmere Brown


Sherborne Red








Plan Size (mm) Thickness (mm) Area per pack (m2) Blocks per pack Pack weight (tonne)
200 x 100 65 9.28 464 1.3
Clay blockpaving – Manufactured to: BS EN 1344:2013
Finishes Wirecut/Chamfered
Applications Residential & commercial projects, including driveways, access roads, car parks & trafficked areas

Although every effort is made to ensure consistency of product colour, variations between production batches can occur. Formpave recommend that all products are thoroughly mixed on site by drawing from a minimum of three packs.

For further advice regarding your project you can contact us on 01594 836999 or email


Howe Green Access covers

“Specials” drive Swedish Success for Howe Green

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With Article 50 triggered the countdown to Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) has begun in earnest.  Speculation and uncertainty appear to be the order of the day.  Deal or no deal? Who will dare to follow in our footsteps? Which European laws will we retain and which will fall by the wayside?

UK businesses could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed and unsettled by our imminent departure from the EU. In reality many are seizing the opportunity presented by the low value of sterling to drive their export strategy.  In fact January 2017 was a record breaking month for UK exports – with reported sales of £49,404 million being the highest on record.

Howe Green PR PhotosHowe Green Ltd has been exporting floor, wall and ceiling access covers, hatches and panels for over three decades.  The company’s export success lies in the strength of relationships forged with a network of trusted distributors. With partners in Australia, North and South America, the Far and Middle East, Europe and Scandinavia Howe Green literally has the world covered!

One of the major success stories for Howe Green in the last few months has been the level of exports to Sweden.  Sweden is the UK’s biggest export market in the Nordic region.  Despite a population of just under 10 million the Swedish construction sector has a turnover of £50 billion and around half of the national wealth is spent in construction and infrastructure.

The sales have been made through Howe Green’s distributor – Elkington AB. Based in Stockholm, Elkington has been supplying a range of access and drainage products to customers in the building services sector for over 50 years.  Back in 1999 Elkington realised there was demand for a light weigh access cover that could complement the cast iron manholes covers they were already selling.  Following an introduction to Howe Green the two companies have worked closely ever since.

Elkington has built a reputation in Sweden for providing customers with exactly what they need to fulfil their requirements.  They believe that this willingness to identify a tailor made solution for an access challenge is what sets them apart from the competition.

Otto von Platen, Managing Director for Elkington explains, “Every day we are talking to consultants in the construction sector who are looking for advice and guidance on specifying products. They are rarely looking for a quick fix. They want a solution that is custom made to meet the specific requirements of their particular project.

The quality of the Howe Green access covers works very well in hospitals and airports – areas with high footfall.   A lot of our business is in the healthcare sector. Aesthetics and safety are the top priorities in such busy public environments and we know we can recommend Howe Green access covers with absolute confidence. The level of investment Howe Green has made in CAD software and CNC equipment means that our ‘Swedish specials’ are easily accommodated!”

Howe Green has recently supplied floor access covers for two high profile Swedish projects – the New Karolinska Solna University Hospital (NKS) in Stockholm and the National museum, which is a state backed restoration programme of one of the country’s premier art museums.

January 2017 was a record month for Howe Green exports to Sweden and both companies are committed to build on their continuing success regardless of what happens with Brexit.

Act Building Drainage

NEW Modular 125 + from ACO Building Drainage

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Aco 2To mark the launch of the latest version of our Modular 125 Channel – “Modular 125+” – we give you five fast facts about one of the most popular drainage channels on the market.

Benefiting from an impressive track record of success, Modular 125 has been used in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications ranging from airports and railways stations to Aco 3food manufacturing facilities to prestigious buildings such as London City Hall.  To mark the launch of the latest version of this channel design – Modular 125+ – we give you five core reasons why Modular 125+ continues to be the popular choice for architects, engineers other specifiers and installers.

1. It’s modular!

A linear channel drainage system which is available in a wide range of off-the-shelf options including a choice of lengths, inverts and gratings, a Modular 125+ drainage system is easy to design and particularly easy to install.

2. It can be easily modified

Providing complete design flexibility, Modular 125+ can be engineered by our in-house design team to suit specific and unusual requirements of individual projects.

3. It’s manufactured from fully pickle passivated stainless steel

Manufactured in Grade 304 or Grade 316 stainless steel, Modular 125+ is – like all of our stainless steel drainage products – fully pickle passivated to enable corrosion resistance and optimum durability. In addition, all Modular 125+ channel is manufactured in ACO’s state-of-the-art facility to guarantee high quality and consistent levels of performance.

4. It’s compatible

Modular 125+ is fully compatible with our range of ACO gullies, ACO pipe, bespoke gratings and a wide range of complementary drainage products.

5. It now has NEW levelling feet!

Aco 1The latest version of Modular 125 – Modular 125+ – comes complete with newly designed levelling feet to enable even easier installation, more accurate adjustment to ensure optimum hydraulic flow and a reduction in the required installation time. This enhancement to the original Modular 125 design will ensure that the newly launched Modular 125+ range is the first choice solution for installers and specifiers.

If you would like more information about Modular 125+ or want some expert advice regarding your drainage specification, please contact a member of our in-house technical design team.  Contact details are available on this website.

Eurocell PVC-U Cladding

Deeplas brings contemporary aesthetic to 90s office block

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Linthorpe Developments, a commercial North-East property company, is rejuvenating a 26-year-old office block in Middlesbrough using embossed pearl grey PVC-U cladding from Deeplas, the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of calcium organic PVC-U roofline products and building plastics.

The colour, pearl grey, is a big factor because it provides the right upmarket facelift for a property that is being transformed into the Cleveland Business Centre, a high-specification serviced office space for up to 55 start-ups and expanding enterprises.

Linthorpe founder and managing director Geoff Hogg says he chose Deeplas embossed cladding because it offered better value for money, with lower maintenance costs and speedier installation than conventional alternatives. “The architects would have liked cedar cladding but maintenance would have been an issue because cedar goes silver over time and I don’t want to have to have the cladding treated every five years”, he explains.

Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.comCOPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>>10th June 2016Cleveland Business Centre - Deeplas - Linthorpe DevelopmentsOak St, Middlesbrough TS1 2RQLinthorpe Developments, a commercial North-East property company, is rejuvenating a 26 year old office block in Middlesbrough using embossed pearl grey PVC-U cladding from Deeplas“Embossed cladding achieves a similar appearance but won’t lose colour. Also cedar would have been supported on tanalised laths which can ultimately rot, whereas Deeplas cladding uses plastic battens that won’t”.

In Mr Hogg’s view the original building was far too monolithic and the cladding at the gable ends will break up the block-like appearance with columns and bands of colour. Some 140 pearl grey embossed double planks, measuring 6m x 300mm, have been installed as columns and will be set off by 600mm deep horizontal bands of fluorescent green cladding.

The green cladding is constructed from 5m lengths of flat plank PVC-U board that has been powder-coated locally and, when completed, will be illuminated from within by powerful LED lights for an eye-catching effect that will make the building into a landmark.

Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.comCOPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>>10th June 2016Cleveland Business Centre - Deeplas - Linthorpe DevelopmentsOak St, Middlesbrough TS1 2RQLinthorpe Developments, a commercial North-East property company, is rejuvenating a 26 year old office block in Middlesbrough using embossed pearl grey PVC-U cladding from DeeplasCommenting on the project, Deeplas Building Products Director, Hazel Verschuere, said: “This is an imaginative example of how cladding can help transform a building into something of architectural and aesthetic merit, giving it a contemporary look and feel that will no doubt appeal to local businesses looking for office space.”

Designed for easy installation, Deeplas PVC-U shiplap cladding provides an attractive, low maintenance, weather resistant answer to replacing rotten timber cladding, concealing problem areas of brickwork or adding an interesting new feature to a property. The easy-fit, clip-together boards are available in a range of realistic embossed finishes to complement a range of styles from rustic timber-effect to crisp and contemporary. Colours available include: white, light grey, light ivory, mocha brown, sand, sky blue, pearl grey and cream.




Luzon adjustable pedestals

BUZON Pedestals live on NBS National BIM Library

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Buzon UK is delighted to announce their adjustable pedestals are now available on the NBS National BIM Library, the UK’s most comprehensive and growing collection of Building Information Modelling objects.

dph-05The Buzon BIM objects provide detailed information about each pedestal product and their physical characteristics, enabling integration with the building design model. Specifiers will have free unlimited access to download high quality BIM objects in both Revit and IFC formats, for use with most BIM software platforms.

The full listing of all Buzon pedestal BIM objects can be found on the NBS National BIM Library.

Series of pedestals for pavingThe Buzon Pedestal system, available in 3 ranges, has been in production for 36 years and is available in 36 countries. The Buzon pedestal ranges have the same unique adjustment properties, however, each range has substrate specific advantages.

Buzon pedestals are the only fully tested and verified pedestal available, capable of live loads exceeding 1000 kgs per pedestal.



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Altro Cantata safety flooring


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Altro has unveiled its latest innovation: decorative, adhesive-free Altro CantataTM flooring – designed to create maximum impact with minimum downtime. Altro Cantata’s 16 soft-look shades, which range from subtle naturals to beautifully vivid, allow you to create just the right tone with endless design possibilities.

The new flooring has been designed for use in busy environments where days of downtime and disruption are simply not an option, such as hospitals, schools and general circulation areas. Using Altro’s award-winning adhesive-free installation method, with Altro Cantata you can halve installation time compared with a traditional floor. No adhesive also means there are no odours.

Altro Truro 024Altro Cantata is a durable 2.2mm floor that can tolerate medium to heavy-duty traffic, meaning that it performs in busy spaces as you would expect from an Altro floor. It is also easy to clean, so its striking shades look good long-term. Altro Cantata holds as effectively as an Altro floor installed using adhesive, with no rucks or movement. It achieves optimum installation results and carries the Altro 10 year guarantee.

Warrington Hospital 005Altro Cantata is 100% recyclable post-consumer and can be re-used in other installations. Waste is minimal as only one product is used. Any leftover floor can be used elsewhere, returned to Altro, or a Recofloor collection point, for recycling. At the end of its life, it can be removed quickly and reused or recycled. And, as you would expect from Altro, Altro Cantata contains bioplasticisers and is phthalate-free.

Altro Cantata harmonises perfectly with other Altro floors, plus Altro Whiterock™ hygienic wall cladding and the Altro Fortis™ wall, door and corner protection system, allowing you to create the look and feel you want, throughout.