Door Closer Solution Courtesy of Relcross and Bamford Doors

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Bamford 14Stockport based Bamford Doors were approached by a public sector client to solve a problem they were having providing reliable access at a small housing development with residents of mixed age and ability. If the existing door closer was set so that all the residents could easily open the door, it was not then strong enough to close and properly latch the door in windy conditions.

Using their extensive experience of the door closer market, Bamfords quickly decided that the LCN 4111 Smoothee® was the ideal product for this installation. It’s also a product they have used many times before and had confidence in both its performance and durability. In fact it has been tested to over 10 million cycles and was designed specifically for institutional and other rugged high traffic applications.

BRG-15 01 004Bamfords installed a complete new door set and an LCN 4111 which is supplied by Relcross in the UK. Now all the residents can open the door in all weather conditions confident that it will latch correctly behind them. The closer is quick and easy to adjust and can be set up for a delayed closing to allow frail residents sufficient time to enter or exit before operating, all of which demonstrates the versatility of the Relcross LCN Closer.

The durability of the LCN range of closers is based on the forged steel arms and cast iron bodies used. There is no better material for a door closer than cast iron. The manufacturing process may be difficult (which is why just about every other closer manufacturer has turned to aluminium) but the end product lasts for decades. Since internal wear and tear is negligible, even after extreme usage, regular re-adjustment of control valves and spring power is not necessary.

The Bamford Group has been established for over 100 years and is a major supplier of engineered solutions to both the public and private sectors. Their clients range from the MOD, BAE Systems, Councils, Housing Associations and the Marine Industry to Architects, Designers and Main Construction Contractors.

BRG-15 01 013The group has a reputation as a quality precision engineering company that holds accreditations from Secure by Design, BS EN ISO 900:1, Construction Line, CHAS, CSCS, Safe Contractor, Certisecure and Atex – Explosive Atmospheres. The Bamford Security Door Division manufactures and installs engineered aluminium doors and screens which are very light in weight to fully comply with DDA Regulations, very strong against vandalism and are independently tested to Secure by Design. Bamford Doors are so confident in the quality of its engineered door sets, that it offers a “Lifetime Guarantee” to its customers.

Stuart McMaster, Sales and Marketing Director of Relcross Ltd, said “we are very proud of our long relationship with the Bamford Group. They make superbly engineered door sets and we feel that our LCN closers are the ideal complement to such a quality product.”

For further information on LCN door closers call Relcross on 01380 729600, visit or email


GEC Anderson ‘Series A’ Sinks Steal The Show

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GEC-Anderson-Series A Sinks IB Series A sinks from GEC Anderson, the stainless steel specialists, are now available individually.

UntitledSeries A sinks are available in an unrivalled range of standard sizes and are suitable for all installation types, including for inset, undermount and flushmount fixing. Their distinctive 15mm corner radius and 20mm flat flange provides a neat and contemporary appearance whilst ensuring they are easy to clean and maintain. This makes them ideal for all situations where high quality and practical sinks are required.

There are eight single sizes, ranging from 180mm to 700mm as well as nine double and combination sizes. Therefore, there are, currently, 17 models in the range. Plans exist already to further enhance the range through the introduction of models with drainers and others with tap holes.

With their superb aesthetics and practicality, Series A sinks are of the very finest quality and finish and are made using EN 1.4301 grade bright satin stainless steel.

The Series A sinks are very competitively priced. For example, the A50 (500x400x200mm), sells at £450, including VAT.

Managing Director of GEC Anderson, Martin Tye, says: “The introduction of the Series A sinks, for inset, undermount and flushmount applications is a really exciting development. Series A sinks provide a great combination of unmatched quality, beautiful appearance, a tremendous range of sizes and real value for money.”

As well as being available individually, Series A bowls can, of course, also be included within GEC Anderson stainless steel worktops.

Tye again: “We have actually been waiting a long time for this series, which provides a number of true benefits to specifiers and users. The fact that Series A sinks are available with the full range of fixing options – integrated within custom stainless steel worktops, undermounted, inset or flushmounted offers real versatility. They have proved extremely popular with our stainless steel worktop customers but will now appeal to a broader range of customers who may be considering various other worktop materials such as stone, granite, laminate, composite etc.”

Series A bowls are manufactured to the highest standards, with a superb bright satin finish and clean, linear, appearance. They are available in an impressive range of single sizes: 180, 230, 340, 400, 450, 500, 550 and 700mm, plus a further nine double and combination options.

Series A bowls feature the 15mm corner radius to maximise useable bowl volume and have a front-to-back dimension of 400mm. The 15mm corner radius gives the sinks a clean and modern appearance whilst at the same time being highly practical.

Individual bowls from the Series A range are available now. Visit for more information. Alternatively, call GEC Anderson on 01442 826999.

 About GEC Anderson

GEC Anderson has pioneered the development of stainless steel made-to-measure worktops for over 50 years. Today the company remains the leading developer of stainless steel solutions for public sector, commercial, industrial, institutional and domestic interiors.

The comprehensive and versatile product range combines dependable functionality, safety, strength, hygiene and low maintenance – with intrinsic beauty.

  • Sinks and worktops, made-to-measure to meet the precise requirements of each project
  • Cabinets and shelving, providing sleek, durable and hygienic solutions for all storage requirements
  • Sanitary appliances, from WCs and urinals to washbasins and drinking fountains
  • Specialist equipment for industry, such as cleaner’s sinks, sluices and plaster-room apparatus

All GEC Anderson products are backed by full technical and project support, including CAD detailing, site measurement and installation services.

GEC Anderson Limited, Oakengrove, Shire Lane, Hastoe, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP 23 6LY

Tel 01442 826999 Fax 01442 825999


Martin Tye, Managing Director

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Toupret Decontaminating Skimming Fillers with SANEO

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TOUPRET UK have launched the first range [two products] of DECONTAMINATING skimming fillers which contain the active Toupret registered SANEO formulation.











The first product /tools combination that successfully achieves perfect finishes when manually skim filling walls and ceilings prior to painting or wallcovering. Perfect for renovation and new work. Especially useful for the trades man who needs to quickly patch areas where traditional plastering is not cost effective.




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The first AIRLESS spray product with SANEO that requires no trowelling! Also its machine flow of 2.6 litres per minute combined with a tip size of 4.19 means it can be put through smaller cost effective airless spray machines than most other ready to use or powder skimming fillers.



TOUPRET SKIMMING FILLERS WITH SANEO   are unique in their ability to capture and destroy FORMALDEHYDE molecules that are present in the air in your home, work place, schools and other common areas.

TOUPRET SANEO products take up to 24 hours to effectively start purifying the air inside, thereafter releasing clean air back into the environment.

This process continues for the life of Toupret skimming filler . The benefits of SANEO go further because it still works after being painted by any normal paint system or wallcovering . If combined with a decontaminating paint it reinforces its effectiveness.

Toupret UK, s Jim Newark goes on to explain:

“ FORMALDEHYDE is the NO.1 indoor pollutant recently classified as CMR in Europe and classified as carcinogenic by the World Health Organisation. FORMALDEHYDE is used in many manufacturing processes that end up in the home and workplace. Surprising to many of us normal folk, chemicals given off by scented candles, plug in scented devices and household cleaning products. give of LIMONENE. Unfortunately although smelling fresh and pleasant its chemical reaction with normal air in your house etc. can produce molecules of FORMALDEHYDE”

A recent article in The Daily Mail by Jaya Narin reported on recent tests carried out by Professor Alaistair Lewis of The National Centre for Atmospheric Science at The University of York who explained the problem and the research that they did .The bottom line of these tests was made very clear in that Formaldehyde causes cancer particularly in the nose and throat .Many of the tests conclusions are in line with what TOUPRET external test laboratory [EUROFINS] have ratified in accordance with ISO 16000 Standard on the claims made by Toupret SANEO and the benefits of acting to reduce this pollutant .

The two new TOUPRET SANEO skimming fillers are now available to be ordered through most professional trade Builders Merchants ,Independent trade paint stores ,Brewers and all the National Paint manufacturers outlets Johnstone Paints ,Dulux Decorating centres and Crown outlets. Enquries Toupret office 0203 6916747 or email

Don’t Forget about Ventilation

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Avoid Toxic Home Syndrome

  • 70% of our time is spent indoors
  • We invest in Heating systems and Insulation, but forget about the Ventilation. All three go hand in hand

Why is Ventilation Important

  • A typical family of 4 produces up to 16 litres (28 pints) of moisture a week.

Causes of Poor Ventilation

  • Washing and Drying indoors
  • Bathing
  • Pollen, Dust Mites
  • Paint
  • Cooking
  • Cleaners, VOC’s

Effects of Poor Ventilation

  • Condensation
  • Bed Bugs
  • Allergies
  • Dampness and Mould
  • Asthma, Respiratory problems

Why is this happening?

  • As we renovate, refurbish and restore older dwellings, we are reducing natural ventilation (leakage) and insulating them to a higher level.
  • New Buildings are constructed to a higher standard of regulation, more effectively sealed and unable to “breath”
  • Moisture, airborne pollutants and particulates cannot erscape the envelope resulting in


Build tight, Ventilate right

  • Implement ventilation measures and choose to live with better Indoor Air Quality for you and your family.
  • Protect the fabric integrity of your home by combatting harmful elements that can degrade the value of your investment
  • Save energy by adopting a balanced approach to Heating, Insulation and Ventilation technologies.

A Balanced Home Environment is a healthier, energy efficient home for both the occupants and the dwelling.




LED INSERT Handrails – Illumine by SG System Products Limited

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Sd-Light insertSG System Products Limited “Illumine” handrails have recently been installed at some of the piers for the London river taxis on the river Thames.

The LED INSERTS have been fitted into the Stargard warm to the touch handrail system which also utilised PVC sleeving manufactured to the clients specified colour.

TfL-Greenwich-01aOne of the advantages of the Illumine LED INSERT range is that the Led’s are individual light units and can therefore be fitted at various centres along the handrail in order to give the client the required lighting level. This is also beneficial when handrails need to be formed around corners as the INSERTS can be fitted to curved handrail too.

West Mer-12The Illumine range of handrails includes stainless steel (both 304 and 316 grades), brass, powder coated steel or aluminium and of course, the warm to the touch system.

This range means that there is an illuminated handrail suitable for a wide range of building types whether for interior or exterior applications.

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SG System Products Ltd


Tel: 01473 240055

Innovative Zehnder Zmart Flex Heralds a New Era in Radiator Technology

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With a technical innovation brilliant in its simplicity, the new Zehnder Zmart Flex radiator improves upon conventional radiator design, durability and ease of installation. Its first-of-a-kind technology heralds a new era of lighter, longer-lasting and more environmentally friendly radiators.

Zehnder Zmart radiator_Polymer register UntitledUnlike conventional, pressed steel panel radiators, Zehnder Zmart Flex distributes warmth via a polymer heating register. This is a clever new concept which uses proven technology: for three decades now, plastic piping has been an effective and dependable manufacturing material for other plumbing and heating products.

The result is a flat panel radiator unrivalled in its corrosion-resistance and 60% lighter than steel alternatives. Being lightweight, the Zehnder Zmart Flex is more easily transported than pressed steel panel radiators and can be comfortably lifted, positioned and installed by a single person. With the added advantage of patented 360⁰ flexible flow and return tubes that connect to any valve arrangement and give the freedom to fit existing pipework, the Zehnder Zmart Flex has been shown to consistently reduce installation times by 30%.

Ideal for a wide range of residential and commercial installations, and with classically timeless looks, the Zehnder Zmart Flex is available in 63 sizes, with external dimensions varying from 360mm to 750mm in height and 400mm to 1500mm in length and with heat outputs ranging from 124 W/btu to 2621 W/btu. The polymer heating register achieves comparable thermal outputs to a steel radiator of similar size. The heating register has proven, in accelerated testing under laboratory conditions, to have a life expectancy in excess of 50 years whilst running at system temperatures of 80⁰ C. There’s a 10-year warranty for components, even when fitted to an existing system.

The Zehnder Zmart is suitable for use with renewable energy sources and is itself environmentally-friendly. Its carbon footprint is typically 8% less than conventional radiators and by requiring less energy and fewer resources to manufacture, transport, operate and dispose of, its environmental impact can be expected to be 20% lower.

For more information about the innovative new Zehnder Zmart Flex range please visit

Timeguard quality LEDs -the next chapter

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Published in Northern Ireland Electrical, September/October 2015

image001Buoyed by the continuing success of its NIGHTeye range, which continues to prove that quality counts, Timeguard has revealed more new products for winter 2015, with indoor fittings making their first appearance in the range.

The new ranges open up huge potential for you as they offer direct replacements for older energy-guzzling designs: 2Ds, halogen spotlights and traditional lanterns.  And, as if the energy savings and reliability aren’t enough, Timeguard’s attention to design and detail will make them attractive for use in and around any home or office.

Engineered for fast, easy installation, with an assured quality from the Timeguard brand, these are a sure revenue earners for wholesalers and installers alike.

LED-day for 2Ds

Now you can offer your customers a direct replacement for 2D fluorescent light fittings with the promise of big energy savings. Where 2D fluorescent lamp fixtures were the go-to energy saving choice of their day, they were installed in their millions in buildings throughout the country: that’s now a massive market ripe for an upgrade to LED.

The new super slim LED models from Timeguard, available in black or white,  are stylish enough for use in offices and homes, and tough and weatherproof enough for commercial and outdoor use. 12W and 18W models, with a compact footprint for stylish wall or ceiling fitting, there is also the option of a 12w oval version. The Timeguard 3 year guarantee is the icing on the cake.

Spot the difference

Halogen up/down spotlights have always been popular with anyone with an eye for lighting design and now Timeguard has brought an LED-ready range to market to provide energy saving opportunities as well as stylish design.

A range of high quality metal LED ready up/down spotlights will provide trouble free switching of GU10 LED lamps for years to come – and they carry the Timeguard 3 year guarantee.

Stylish and weatherproof, they can be used indoors and out. Fixed, adjustable and up/down versions are offered and there’s a choice of shiny metallic stainless steel or matte black finish.  Halogen bulbs can be fitted if required.

‘Tis (almost) the season

With winter approaching, traditional styles of outdoor security lanterns and courtesy lights are more in demand. Not surprisingly, you can rely on Timeguard to deliver the goods with a new range featuring a low energy LED bonus. Timeguard’s new carriage lanterns provides the same instant on brightness that users have become used to with halogen and incandescent lights in the past, and prefer for automatic outdoor lighting.

It is fit-and forget, in black or white and with a choice of basic courtesy lights or ones with integral PIR detectors.  IP44 weatherproof protection is a given, and there’s even a 4W LED candle lamp included in the box. Of course, when Timeguard says fit and forget, it means it: with a rare 3 year guarantee you have all the assurance of quality and reliability you need.

Take control

Timeguard’s latest PIR lighting controller provides all the power you need to manage LED lighting systems. It is rated to switch LED lighting and will manage up to a pretty impressive 140W and is also suitable for 500W fluorescent or up to 2300W halogen incandescent lighting.

These stylish new detectors feature a 12m detection range with a wide 180o detection field, adjustable light on times from 5 seconds to 15 minutes and light level adjustment that enables installers to set it up to trigger switching at exactly the right light level in any location.  With IP55 rating and a rare 3 year guarantee of quality, it really is specified to be the workhorse PIR controller of choice.

Howe Green’s Slot Drain System at London’s Top Luxury Homes

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Howe Green’s discreet HG200 Slot Drain system was chosen to provide a high-quality drainage solution for lavish leisure facilities at Ballymore’s Embassy Gardens, the prominent Nine Elms development on London’s South Bank.

2994_POOL MED RES copyThe steel linear drainage solution is virtually invisible in situ around a luxurious 16m indoor pool at the high-end development, allowing the streamlined aesthetics of the contemporary interior and form of its tiled floor to remain visually uninterrupted.

Available in modular form to suit most site situation, the ultra-discreet HG200 slot drain is also available as a made to measure system to suit specific requirements. It can be manufactured in 304 or 316 austenitic stainless steel, providing an easy to clean, hygienic solution. As it is produced from stainless steel it is also 100% recyclable and requires very little maintenance.

Slot Drain1 copyThe HG200 Slot Drain is part of a wider linear drainage range from Howe Green, created for effective surface water management in both commercial and domestic applications. Manufactured to withstand the most demanding environments, Howe Green’s linear drainage products are equally at home in settings such as science laboratories, sports centres, surgeries and industrial/processing plants.

Howe Green is one of the UK’s leading innovators in the building products sector. They have a proactive attitude to service and regularly work with their customers and partners to develop bespoke solutions for a wide variety of construction challenges. The company’s technical expertise and heavy investment in state-of-the art machinery have enabled Howe Green to produce non-standard specifications very cost effectively, and this is reflected in their competitive pricing structure. They are also able to provide a quick turnaround, often within days, which gives a competitive edge when timescales are tight. Visit

Eaton’s New 2-gang Switched Sockets with USB Ports Make It Easy to Stay Charged

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MANCHESTER … Power Management Company Eaton has upgraded its wiring accessories offering for residential and commercial buildings with the launch of a switched socket with USB ports. The PREMERA and COPA 2-gang switched sockets have two USB ports to provide a convenient and safe charging solution for tablets, mobile phones and other electronic devices.

EA005954 - USB 2-gang socket - Image1 copy“Technological advances in handheld smart devices mean they are now an essential part of most people’s daily lives at work and at home. However, the level of technology included also means that many such devices require frequent charging and it is clear that there is an urgent demand for sockets that facilitate the easy charging of multiple devices at the same time without using conversion plugs. That is why Eaton has improved its PREMERA and COPA 2-gang sockets to provide access to power using either traditional plugs or USB devices,” said Phil Williams, Product Marketing Manager, Eaton.

The shuttered USB outlets ensure that no foreign bodies enter the sockets, providing a secure plug-in to prevent damage to the USB connector whilst offering a dual charging capability with a powerful 2.6A output, spread between the two USB sockets. The output complies to the latest standards for USB sockets BS EN 62368-1:2014 as well as EMC standards EN5022, EN55024 and EN61000-3-2/3.

The 2-gang switched socket can be used to substitute an existing outlet and also makes an ideal choice for new residential and commercial installations. It is available in a range of finishes including PREMERA white moulded finish and eight luxury COPA clip-on plate finish options making it suitable for use in a wide range of interiors.

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About Eaton

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 99,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

Updates to VMZINC BBA certificates for warm roof systems

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Langwith College University of York, Heslington, York (UK)BBA certificates for the VMZINC ‘Compact roof using cellular glass insulation’ and ‘Structural roof using PIR or mineral board insulation’ have been updated and extended. The compact roof utilises Foamglas® cellular glass insulation to prevent the passage of water vapour and is therefore ideal for buildings with a high vapour drive such as swimming pools. Both systems are installed without mechanical fixings penetrating the insulation, thus greatly reducing scope for thermal bridging. VMZINC remains the only zinc manufacturer to have such accreditation and can additionally offer a BRE Green Guide A+ rating for the structural roof system.

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