Rizistal manufactures and supplies industrial grade repair products for construction, facilities management and engineering projects in residential, commercial and industrial environments. They have over 50 years of experience producing products for floors and surfaces that are easy to use and offer customers optimum performance.
Each product is put through rigorous testing to meet the requirements for ISO quality standards. This level of quality is vital when dealing with damaged surfaces as left without repair they can cause slips, trips, and other hazards.
No matter the environment, you need quick, reliable solutions that keep your operation functioning with minimal inconveniences. Introducing, Fast Cure Epoxy Repair Mortar and Asphalt & Tarmac Epoxy Repair Mortar.
Fast Cure Epoxy Repair Mortar – Rizistal RM30 cures fast to minimise downtime and keep your operation running smoothly. Just two to three hours after application, floors are ready to handle light traffic, and just four to five hours after application surfaces are good as new, ready for heavy traffic. This product is ideal for environments that may operate 24 hours a day or need a quick solution to a potentially critical repair.
This is a two-part product; aggregate resin blend and hardener. It is simple to use, and powerful in the repair of cracks and holes or to build up uneven surfaces, it is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and can be used on concrete, masonry and ceramic floors. Available in a wide range of colours and can be purchased in either 10 kg or 20 kg packs.
Asphalt & Tarmac Epoxy Repair Mortar – Rizistal RM190 is specifically designed for hard repairs thanks to the high-tech epoxy resin formulation which makes it stronger and longer lasting than other traditional bitumen based products on the market.
The superior, high-strength formulation allows for thinner repairs than conventional products and can be used for filling holes, wide cracks, and crevices in asphalt, tarmac and concrete floors and surfaces. It is ideal for use outdoors, as well as indoor use and can be used to repair heavy traffic surfaces including car parks, garages, loading bays, service lifts, roller shutter doors and much more.
After application, Asphalt & Tarmac Epoxy Repair Mortar – Rizistal RM190 cures to a hard, black, anti-slip finish that is able to take on extremely heavy traffic after just 8-12 hours, keeping site disruption to a minimum.
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We all need quality in the modern environment and rigorous testing on products that we use in every-day life is part of both protecting us and developing a way forward that benefits both manufacturers and end users alike.
At Blackburn-based AkzoNobel they know that an industry recognised standard assessment which tests various common ‘problems and challenges’ faced daily by its furniture lacquers is seen as more than crucial in determining quality and longevity. This includes the contract market, which has a tough benchmark and the domestic sector, which has a slightly less rigorous pass mark.
In undergoing a Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) testing programme for a range of their products AkzoNobel can provide an unbiased, holistic and pragmatic set of results borne out of the desire to supply the highest quality of products at every opportunity.
Established in 1949, the Furniture Industry Research Association is the UK’s largest furniture association and the only organisation that provides support to the whole furniture supply train, across all sectors. Their product and furniture testing provide reassurance for manufacturers and their customers, not only for meeting mandatory safety requirements, but as an insight into the performance and durability of a product when it is being used. FIRA’s UKAS-accredited laboratory carries out testing which simulates real-life use and foreseeable misuse for all types of furniture and related products for both the domestic and contract markets. The FIRA general product safety principles are applied to both the domestic and the contract furniture sector. They say, “a product should be suitable for its intended use and so a product should be tested to the correct hazard level for the environment.” Again, a sentiment echoed by AkzoNobel in their quest to ensure that their popular products are continually exposed to a range of independent tests by FIRA.
Recently AkzoNobel have had some very positive results regarding FIRA testing on six of their most popular interior paint coating systems. In each product type FIRA tested a clear and opaque system with the AkzoNobel products achieving a full house of six passes.
The coating systems submitted for FIRA testing were based around three of AkzoNobel’s most popular and innovative systems; the Duracid Formaldehyde Free Acid Catalysed, Quantum and Aqualit systems. All were applied to MDF panels with a clear lacquer finish and an opaque colour tested in all cases.
The test requirements were both rigorous and challenging and included;
• FIRA Standard 6250 2018 Specification: Furniture Materials (Interior):
• Finish Performance – Horizontal Surfaces: For Contract use
• Finish Performance – Horizontal Surfaces: For Domestic use
The performance summary produced passes for all six products
• FS 6250 2018 Finish Performance – Horizontal Surfaces: Contract
• FS 6250 2018 Finish Performance – Horizontal Surfaces: Domestic
Duracid FF from AkzoNobel is a series of acid-curing products delivering high-quality results without the use of formaldehyde. It’s a system that’s Formaldehyde-Free, and isocyanate-free with no odour to the end user on either coated furniture or fittings.
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Wilo-SiClean Comfort removes particles from heating systems using natural physical phenomena. For installation in commercial properties (office buildings, hotels, hospitals, shopping centres, schools,…) and heating and air conditioning systems for district heating.
Features & Benefits:
• High efficiency via combination of physical effects: centrifugal forces, magnetophoresis and vortex effect
• Easy to handle thanks to fully automated operation
• Rapid and easy installation via “plug & play” design
• Very convenient thanks to fully automated and adjustable disposal of collected particles in the desludging tank
• Highly functional thanks to removal of all magnetic and nonmagnetic particles, free air and micro-bubbles in the fluid, as well as support for the degasification process.
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Howells Patent Glazing has launched its new roof vent system, which is designed to integrate with the company’s patent glazing bars and is also compatible with other systems.
For complete flexibility, it can be accommodated into any application with overhead glazing, both single and double glazed. The vent attains the best achievable results when independently tested (Wintech) for air permeability, water tightness and wind resistance.
With a five-year warranty, the new vent system comprises electrically operated opening ventilators connected to an open/close switch or digital control panel with rain sensor and thermostat. The vent can be managed using a manual worm gear & operating pole. EDPM glazing seals offer excellent long term performance.
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An impressive new contemporary award-winning Eco House in Perthshire is set to benefit from the superior airtightness performance qualities of Wraptite from the A. Proctor Group.
The house “Tighétébhu” was constructed by SIPS Scotland and has been chosen as the winner of the Best SIPs Home in the Build It Awards 2018. The new property is a self-build project commissioned by Keira Proctor, Managing Director of the A. Proctor Group, and designed by Allan Corfield Architects, Dunfermline who are specialists in Self Build. Commenting on the news about the award Keira said, “I am delighted that Tighétébhu has been recognised for the award as ‘Best SIPs Home’, which is testimony to the high quality of the work achieved by SIPs Scotland, and it’s a further endorsement of the superior airtight performance of Wraptite in buildings.”
Wraptite, the only self-adhering external vapour permeable air barrier certified by the BBA, was installed as part of the Structural Insulated Panel (SIPs) construction of the home. The use of Wraptite in the construction makes a significant contribution to a building’s thermal performance by preventing lateral air movement. It also provides high vapour permeability in a continuously sealed, self-adhered, airtight membrane.
Unlike internal air barriers, which can be complex and costly to install due to the need to accommodate building services such as electrical, lighting, heating and drainage systems, positioning a highly breathable, yet airtight barrier on the outside of the structural frame simplifies the process of maintaining the envelope’s integrity, as there are less building services and structural penetrations to be sealed.
Another key benefit of the system is that the high vapour permeability of Wraptite allows the substrate beneath to dry quickly and moisture vapour to escape. This ensures good indoor air quality and reduces the likelihood of mould, mildew, condensation, timber distortion and metal corrosion.
The self-adhesive nature of Wraptite means that it is easy to apply together with Wraptite corner detailing and there are no requirements for mechanical fixings. During the construction, the membrane was wrapped externally around the whole house, which proved invaluable in protecting the building from the elements throughout the length of the project and it also kept internal finishings safe from the elements, and the site workers warm!
Alongside Wraptite, additional products were selected from the A.Proctor portfolio to enhance the thermal performance of the property including Reflectatherm Premier a high performance reflective, vapour control layer, and Spacetherm CBS (Cold Bridge Strip), which uses Spacetherm Aerogel
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Glidevale, the specialist building products and ventilation solutions provider, offers a comprehensive range of slate and tile ventilators, with over 450 choices of tile or slate profile available. Glidevale’s range has been collated for over 30 years and includes hundreds of dedicated profiled tile ventilators matching almost any tile available on the market, making Glidevale tile vents suitable for new build and retrofit schemes.
Alongside its profile matching service, Glidevale can colour match to the exact blend of colours required. When profile and colour matched with neighbouring slates, tiles and ridges, the ventilators are almost indiscernible once installed.
In addition to profile matched tile and slate ventilators, Glidevale offers a range of universal ventilators which fit a large number of tile profiles. Where tile matching is unnecessary and a single solution is required for a number of roofs, the compact universal range can be utilised. This includes the Glidevale Versa-Tile G5, providing a ventilation area of 20,000mm² and purpose made to match virtually all interlocking single lap tiles. Also suitable is the Universal Flat Interlocking In-Line® Tile, which has a ventilation area of 10,000mm² to be used with single-lap flat interlocking tiles. Tile vents are offered in seven UV-stable house colours and can be easily installed as part of the normal tiling process.
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“Specifiers and installers are empowered to be compliant not only by the technology that directs the targeted light beam but also with the comprehensive options of lumens and beam angles we offer across the range.”
The Precision Pro range from Integral features up to 16 banks of LEDs, providing lumen output ranging from 13,000lm – 153,000lm. Each bank of LEDs is focussed with a precision engineered lens that enables the light to be directed with a high degree of accuracy and significantly reduce the effects of light nuisance in outdoor installations.
The range offers an extensive choice of beam angles, with certain models able to project asymmetrical beams to illuminate specific areas of a building’s facade. In this way, certain architectural features can be ‘picked-out’ within a structure. The luminaire range has recently been broadened to include models with RGB colour changing facility to truly enable design choice.
Integral’s new floodlight is rugged and weatherproof, with an aluminium and polycarbonate body. IP65 and IK10 ratings provide outstanding protection from dust and water as well as very high impact-resistance. The Precision Pro range is truly innovative and is the ideal choice for professional applications from lighting buildings to sporting venues, retail or industrial estates.
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The failure of Fyre Festival has become one of the most famous fiascos of the past few years. Not only was it a poorly executed festival experience (after all it has been dubbed “the greatest party that never happened”), it also opened a can of worms when it comes to misleading marketing and the toxic Instagram culture.
In short, Fyre Festival highlighted that with the right mix of marketing techniques you can sell anything.
To some point, Fyre Media CEO Billy McFarland and his team might have been able to pull Fyre Festival off if the basic infrastructure required at a festival, and for basic human living, had been implemented. For those who didn’t watch the Netflix documentary, Fyre Festival was to be held on an island in the Bahamas (originally this was Norman’s Cay but later changed to Great Exuma) in a secluded area which unfortunately had limited access to running water, shelter, drainage, electricity and food. This meant there was nowhere for the guests to sleep (even though they were promised luxury cabanas), not enough food and water (again they were promised 5 star food) and there was nowhere for them to shower or use toilet facilities.
According to the documentary, this basic infrastructure was the last thing on the organiser’s minds.
Essentially, what the organisers failed to acknowledge throughout the planning process was that hosting a festival is actually as complex as building a mini city. For a festival with 10,000 people for example, the power alone can cost between £60,000 – £100,000. There are also infrastructures such as security and police which need to be factored in; at the Isle of Wight festival this is estimated to cost around £1 million.
Whether building a city, a single building or a festival, planning requires a significant amount of time. In the UK, legislation is just one mechanism in controlling how all these elements are executed correctly so it’s surprising that festival organisers weren’t guided by these types of rules (I assume maybe things are more relaxed in the United States).
Either way, from small scale to large scale, so many different types of people need to be considered in the process along with materials and suppliers. They also have to be given adequate time but unfortunately the labourers hired for the Fyre Festival site were only given 45 days! They were set up to fail.
Ultimately, with this project the fundamental elements of the planning process were ignored; scope, time, cost, objectives, milestones, a work schedule and project tracking. Even more alarming was that a new member of the team , who was brought in to help plan for ‘unconsidered issues’ – like the massive lack of suitable shelter, was just ignored and eventually he left.
It seems that everyone involved in the project had no control over what was going on; it seems there was no plan.
In construction, managing expectations and scope is really important. Clear communication and honesty is crucial even for your own mental wellbeing. Lying and overestimating to investors and the general public is another route to failure and eventually led to McFarland receiving a six-year prison sentence.
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We are proud to announce that our Koster Deuxan 2C, (a two component polystyrene-free, fibrated, polymer modified bitumen thick film sealant for the safe waterproofing of building structures. The coating bridges cracks of the substrate safely and against pressurised water. KÖSTER Deuxan® 2C is radon-proof), has been awarded BBA Certification (Certificate 18/5509), rubberstamping Delta’s rigorous approach to product specification and assessment.
Agrément Certificates ensure products and systems that have passed a series of comprehensive assessments – including laboratory tests, on-site evaluations, quality management checks and inspections of production. Certification includes:
• factors relating to compliance with Building Regulations where applicable
• factors relating to additional non-regulatory information where applicable
• independently verified technical specification
• assessment criteria and technical investigations
• design considerations
• installation guidance
• regular surveillance of production
• formal three-yearly review.
BBA certification is a mark of quality, safety and reliability and is recognised by building control, government departments, architects, local authorities, specifiers and industry insurers. mKoster Deuxan 2C – A Unique Waterproofing Solution
Key factors assessed included:
Resistance to water and water vapour — the system provides an effective barrier to the
passage of water under hydrostatic pressure and water vapour from the ground.
Resistance to mechanical damage — the system will accept the limited foot traffic and loads
associated with installation.
Durability — under normal service conditions and when suitably protected, the system will
provide an effective barrier to the transmission of liquid water and water vapour for the
design service life of the structure in which it is incorporated.
NHBC Standards 2018
In the opinion of the BBA, KÖSTER Deuxan 2C, if installed, used and maintained in accordance with this Certificate, can satisfy or contribute to satisfying the relevant requirements in relation to NHBC Standards, Chapter 5.4 Waterproofing of basements and other below ground structures. Where Grade 3 waterproofing protection is required and the below ground wall retains more than 600 mm (measured from the top of the retained ground to the lowest finished floor level) the system should be used in combination with either a Type B or C waterproofing protection.
In the opinion of the BBA, the system is suitable for use on existing structures when installed and used in accordance with this Certificate and NHBC Standards for Conversions and Renovations, taking account of other relevant guidance within this document on the suitability of the substrate to receive the system, and where necessary, the relevant Chapters of NHBC Standards.
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When you can improve your reputation by using the right insulated panels, it makes sense to work with Hemsec.
We are proud to be one of the UK’s largest and longest-standing insulated panel manufacturers. We work in partnership across the supply chain, and are trusted by companies who need absolute confidence in the timely delivery of high quality, durable building materials.
Together, we create energy-efficient industrial, commercial and residential structures, taking responsibility in today’s environment for the generations of tomorrow. Metal and Timber faced products including SIPs exceed CE standards, by testing them more thoroughly than even the most rigorous accreditation requires. Guarantees of up to 40 and 60 years underpin our promise of quality.
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