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Focus on Latest Products New products Keep Patios in their prime with Safeguard Winter 2017 25 Combining classic with contemporary Nothing gives a warm welcome like the glow from a wood burning stove. As well as providing a central source of heat during the winter months, a standalone stove will also create a classic focal point for the living area, dining room or open-plan scheme. Ashcott is the latest model from Mendip Stoves. It has a magnetic door for easy closing and offers the perfect blend between classic and contemporary styling with its large viewing window, elegant legs and fuss-free finish with stainless steel handle. Providing a 4.7kW heat output, the Ashcott has a direct outside air connector for maximum efficiency. The Ashcott stove needs only 150mm to combustibles at the rear of the stove, enabling you to have it installed 150mm away from a timber feature without fear of a fire. This also has the added benefit that all the heat generated moves forward into the room, which is where it’s needed most. Ashcott is also Ecodesign-ready. Ecodesign is a European-wide programme to lower emissions, which comes into force in the UK in 2022. Setting the standard for environmentally-friendly stoves, the scheme is supported by DEFRA and overseen by HETAS, who will independently verify that the stoves pass the required criteria and tests. www.mendipstoves.co.uk Keeping patios looking their best traditionally involves hard cleaning at the beginning and end of the summer season. Now, thanks to the new Roxil landscaping protection range from Safeguard Europe, not only is keeping patios in their prime easier, but also needs to be undertaken less frequently as Roxil’s benefits may be enjoyed for up to ten years. Hard cleaning is detrimental to patios in terms of wear – especially for aggregate-based paviors – and damage to joints, particularly where pointing may already be loose. Roxil Wood & Patio Cleaner allows for soft cleaning of patios, as its non-destructive and highly effective formula will remove dirt, moss and algae without resorting to powerspraying and acidic cleaning methods. A clean surface having been achieved, it then needs to be protected and Safeguard – the UK’s leading specialist in dampproofing and waterproofing technology – has developed an innovative new protection cream. Roxil Patio Cream is a specially-formulated deeply penetrating silicone cream emulsion that protects patios and paved surfaces without changing their colour or texture. The product weatherproofs the surface of patios and paved surfaces for ten years with a single coat application, and a ‘locked-in’ biocide dramatically reduces biological growth, such as moss, lichen and algae growth. As a result, a Roxil treated patio or paved surface will be easier to clean and will not require cleaning as often as an untreated surface. www.safeguardeurope.com iGrass adds luxury to outdoor spaces iGRASS is the next generation in artificial grass, available exclusively to the landscaping trade. Production methods have created a unique ‘intelligence yarn’ with the latest technological enhancements for durable and professional looking grass. Luxury products at different pile heights allow landscapers and designers a wide variety of lawn styles to suit clients’ needs. The 25mm iVY and 35mm iRIS are perfect mid-length grasses that complement the trade offering even further. Account manager, Vicky Ned, said: “iGRASS is perfect for adding luxury and a splash of colour to outdoor spaces. Our ranges are very easy to install and ideal for the transformation of outdoor spaces by landscape designers and architects. Landscapers and garden professionals interested in the new iGRASS products can request a free sample to see how iVY and iRIS can transform gardens of the future.” iGRASS offers a series of training days for landscapers who are looking to learn the basics in artificial grass installation. The artificial grass supplier also has an impressive stock holding within the UK’s largest dedicated artificial grass warehouse. iGRASS offers a swift, reliable delivery service to all parts of the UK, so all orders can be processed quickly. www.igrass.co.uk Innovation in insulation Kingspan Timber Solutions says it is celebrating after scooping the ‘Innovation In Insulation’ award at the annual Build It Awards for its ULTIMA Building System powered by Kingspan Kooltherm. Celebrating all aspects of selfbuild and renovation, products and innovation, the award recognised a single product that has been developed and enhanced over the last three years and specifically addresses the needs of the self build/renovation market. Commenting on the award, marketing manager for KTS, Fae Perkins, said: “As innovators in the self-build market, Kingspan Timber Solutions prides itself on being at the forefront of the industry and Build It’s acknowledgment of ULTIMA is further testament to its credentials as a viable self-build building system. “ULTIMA, with its unparalleled level of thermal performance and slimline wall build-up, is becoming increasingly popular within the self-build community. As a result, we’re seeing more and more self-builders submitting their designs to us to see how, by using the system, they can gain more space and ultimately increase the long-term value of their home.” www.kingspan.com Mark Stevenson, MD and Fae Perkins marketing manager, Kingspan Timber Solutions (centre) receive their award from Tim Doherty, founding MD of the National Self Build & Renovation Centre (L) and comedian Marcus Brigstocke (R) Findw owuwt .mmoarrleey aett:e wrnwit.wco.c.eudkr/malsyihdoinugsse.com


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