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GGP 04 Apr 2016

119 PRODUCTS & S E R V I C E S Win2Wall = improved sealing Free inkjet printing New ISO-Bloco Win2Wall multi-level sealing tape from ISO-Chemie is said to combine ‘excellent performance’ with ‘competitive cost’ and is specifically designed for sealing the perimeter joint between windows, doors and walls. Not only does ISO-Bloco Win2Wall enable windows and doors to be ‘quickly and easily’ sealed from inside the building, the product will seal gaps from 2mm to 8mm, which, according to ISO-Chemie, will accommodate the ‘vast majority’ of UK window installations, and will come in two widths to give the extra thermal insulation equivalent to ‘A’ rated (40mm tape) or ‘A+’ and ‘A++’ windows (65mm tape) Among the key advantages of Win2Wall are not only its thermal performance, but it is also weather tight to 600Pa (Violent Storm Force 11) and has excellent acoustic insulation properties. According to ISOChemie, installing a window or door using Win2Wall will give the window an equivalent or better thermal property than the window unit itself. Even the smaller 40mm size tape will give the joint between the window and wall a ‘U’ value of 1.2, equivalent to an energy ‘A’ rated window. www.iso-chemie.co.uk Thermoflex warm edge spacer can now be supplied with insulated glass (IG) sealed unit manufacturer company details inkjet printed on its surface. Thermoseal Group offers this facility for free as part of its service commitment to customers. The Group’s sales director, Mark Hickox, said: “Inkjet printing Thermoflex on our production lines means that we can offer a bespoke service to IG manufacturers and help them to achieve requirements for CE marking. This means that customers can now purchase a bespoke foam spacer with the lowest thermal conductivity value of 0.135W/mK (according to Bundesverband Flachglas Data Sheet) from a leading UK manufacturer and at a competitive price. Thermoflex is also Passive House approved with an ‘A+’ rating. “Thermoflex warm edge spacer is now an established product with many IG manufacturers using it to make highest performance IG sealed units. We have a strong relationship with our customers and make every effort to seek feedback and act upon their requests. It is because of this that we quickly introduced Thermoflex in a wide range of sizes in black and grey. “We are looking forward to demonstrating the benefits of Thermobar and Thermoflex at both the FIT Show and China Glass in April, and will again be exhibiting on the global glass industry’s leading stage at Glasstec Dusseldorf in September.” www.thermosealgroup.com Comprehensive decorative cladding range UK independent trade counter network, National Plastics, claims to stock one of the industry’s biggest ranges of internal decorative cladding panels. Geoff Foster, MD of National Plastics, commented: “Our range has grown steadily year on year and because of the size of the range we now offer, we have something to suit everyone, making us a one stop shop for decorative cladding.” National Plastics’ decorative cladding range includes products from France, Belgium and China and features a range of four different widths from 250mm up to 1m as well as 5mm, 8mm and 10mm thicknesses. The ranges include Dumaplast, Freefoam’s Geopanel, Consortias and Swish Marbex Panel. Designs include marble, sparkle and mosaic as well as stone and the latest tile effects. The offering is completed with a comprehensive range of finishing touches, trims and adhesives. National Plastics is aiming to take its number of depots to 50 by the end of 2017 and is launching a campaign to help it choose the locations most in need of the advantages the network offers. Called ‘We Want Better’, you can win £5,000 of free stock in return for logging on to www.wewantbetter.co.uk and letting National Plastics know where you want a depot. TruFit ‘beats other methods’ When it comes to fitting coloured windows into stone or brick walls, TruFit expanding foam edge tape from Edgetech UK beats other methods, according to Yeovil based fabricator and installer, West Country Windows. The traditional housing stock in Somerset has a variety of stone and brickwork which can mean uneven apertures with jagged edges. TruFit provides an effective thermal barrier for window and door installations; as it expands, the tape seals any spaces between the wall and the window frame. According to Edgetech, this minimises cold spots and offers an average of 23% less heat loss than traditional installation methods. Ken Ashplant, managing director at West Country Windows, said: “There’s no need to scribe trim around windows and doors with TruFit. “Because stone and brick apertures have so many indentations, our installation teams would have to scribe a bead section to go with a particular contour if they were using silicone. But with TruFit, it’s just fit and forget. You get a perfect, straight line that’s really pleasing to the eye – it’s a real time saver.” www.edgetechig.co.uk Conservation area friendly Residence 9 (R9) says it is growing fast because its ‘authentic looks’ and ‘outstanding performance’ are designed for conservation areas. The ‘super-premium’ composite window system, is designed to match the drawings found in Article 4 directions, the ‘planner’s bible’ for conservation areas that planners use when deciding if windows look authentic or not. The directions focus on the look of the windows and how they work, not the material. Dan Gill, designer of R9, said: “I spotted a gap in the market for high performing windows in areas restricted by conservation rules. Planners refer to Article 4 directions which set out the dimensions and detailing of how windows should look. They don’t specify what they’re made of. Using these specifications, I designed Residence 9 windows, ‘the way they’re meant to be’. “Properties in conservation areas and homes with character are no longer limited to replacing old timber windows with new timber windows,” added Dan. “R9 gives homeowners the choice to enhance the look and performance of their home with beautiful long-lasting low-maintenance windows and doors.” www.residence9.co.uk www.ggpmag.com April 2016


GGP 04 Apr 2016
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