Truckman Introduces New Racking Conversion Services For Plumbing Professionals

Truckman truck

Truckman, the UK’s leading manufacturer and distributor of 4x4 hardtops and accessories, has launched a new service offering racking systems and a comprehensive fit-out service to support plumbing professionals. 

The new conversion service will offer a bespoke full turn-key solution tailored to small fleet managers and sole traders. From projecting managing the conversion, to investigating what vehicle security, graphics and specialist electrics the customer would benefit from, Truckman has everything covered.

The new conversion service will cover a range of racking accessories, including ply lining, inverters, bespoke decals, electrical charging systems decals, plus many more.

InSinkerator Wins Contract With Galliard Homes

Galliard Homes office

InSinkErator is supplying its 3N1 steaming hot water taps to the brand new Galliard Homes development, Maine Tower, in London’s Docklands.

The Maine Tower, a focal point of the Harbour Central development, is to comprise of 297 exquisite apartments that are situated over 42 floors. Each apartment will feature an InSinkErator 3N1 L Shape steaming hot water tap finished in Brushed Steel. Not only will this addition streamline the worktop, reducing the clutter of a kettle, the InSinkErator 3N1 brings a number of convenient benefits to the end user. The all-private, Maine Tower, development will be situated just minutes from Canary Wharf, boasting a library, concierge, gym and spa, business suites and cinema, promising to offer luxury living for all of its residents.


Amy Patrick joins the InSinkErator sales team as Key Account Manager

InSinkErator has announced the appointment of Amy Patrick, to Key Account Manager, to support the independent kitchen retail and plumbers’ merchant distribution channels.

With eight years’ experience in account management, Amy joins the company from BCG and brings with her a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise in building and maintaining successful business relationships. 

The new Falcon and Apollo From Solid Gear

The new Falcon and Apollo From Solid Gear

The new Falcon and Apollo From Solid Gear High Tech Safety Boots For The Winter Incorporating some of the most advanced technical features in safety boot design.

With a focus on comfort and S3 safety, Solid Gear’s Falcon (shown left) and Apollo boots are probably the most robust boots you can get for the winter months. With durable uppers, these heavy-duty boots will keep your feet dry and solidgearinsulated so you can work comfortably in the roughest conditions on site. What’s more, the new oil- and slip-resistant Vibram soles deliver outstanding grip on snow and ice – even at low temperatures.

Britons Confess Their DIY Home Heating Habits

Britons Confess Their DIY Home Heating Habits

New research looking into the lengths Britons go to in order to warm up their homes has revealed that some people have previously covered their windows with bubble wrap, or insulated their radiators with tin foil; whilst others have resorted to slightly more unusual methods. The research has revealed how British homeowners try to keep their houses warm, including the slightly more unusual methods. Nine in ten homeowners think that they spend more than they should on heating, whilst two fifths have resisted putting the heating on this autumn despite wanting to, due to cost.  

Flame 'burns brighter' with scale-up success

John from Flame

John Savage, the Managing Director of the North East of England’s fastest-growing heating and plumbing merchant, has been recognised by a leading membership organisation at its annual awards. Mr Savage, of Flame Heating Group, was a finalist in the Entrepreneurs’ Forum’s Scale-up Award category, at its North East Entrepreneurial Awards. 

John, who started his career as an apprentice at a national heating and plumbing merchant, established Flame in 2011 with a single branch in Gateshead. The company now operates 11 trade counters in the UK and employs in excess of 60 staff. 

In 2017 Flame saw its turnover soar to £14.5m, up from £6.4m a year earlier. It is expecting to exceed revenues of £20m for its 2018 financial year. 

Primary school upgrades heating safety and efficiency with Merriott radiators

merriott logo

A primary school in Kent has opted for brand new low surface temperature (LST) radiators from Merriott as part of a complete overhaul of its antiquated, underperforming heating system – improving safety standards, boosting efficiency, cutting bills, and maximising comfort for pupils and staff in the process.

Morehall Primary School in Folkestone (part of the Turner Schools Academy Trust) was originally built in the 1930s and still using half-a-century old, inefficient cast iron radiators to heat its premises. Turner Schools secured funding to overhaul the school’s entire heating infrastructure to ensure much needed warmth to an old building, and to ensure compliance with modern Health and Safety regulations.

Buildbase launches Plumbingbase

Buildbase launches Plumbingbase

Builders’ merchant, Buildbase is launching a dedicated plumbing and heating business within 44 branches from September 2018. Plumbingbase will be clearly branded alongside Hirebase, Electricbase and, Kitchen and Bathroom Showrooms in Buildbase branches, completing the merchant’s comprehensive offering of everything a tradesperson needs under one roof. 

Aimed at builders, plasterers, housing developers, and plumbing and heating contractors, a core range of plumbing and heating products will be stocked across all branches, from boilers to waste pipes. A wider breadth of products will be available at larger sites.  

Plumbing and heating specialists have been recruited to ensure that all branches can provide knowledgeable advice and support. 

Insinkerator® Receives Two Award Nominations

Insinkerator® Receives Two Award Nominations

InSinkErator® has been nominated as a finalist in two award categories, Best Kitchen Innovation and Best Online/Social Media Campaign, at the ek&bbusiness Awards & Review 2018, for its range of 4N1 Touch taps. 

The ek&bbusiness Awards & Review, organised by one of the UK’s leading trade publications, essential kitchen & bathroom business magazine, honours the fantastic achievements in the kitchen and bathroom industry for manufacturers, designers and retailers as well as marketing and communications teams.

DallFlex family of Dallmer creates new possibilities

DallFlex family of Dallmer creates new possibilities

The new drain housing, DallFlex from Dallmer revolutionises drainage technology. It can be combined with a total of seven different Dallmer shower trays.

Until now, shower trays and drains in ground-level showers were usually a fixed unit. Drainage specialist Dallmer has developed a system which separates the drain housing and shower channel. This ensures both easier cleaning and the possibility of cutting the shower tray so that it can always be integrated into the shower area. In this way, Dallmer offers a drainage system that allows craftsmen, retailers and planners as well as builders the greatest possible choice and flexibility for drainage in the shower area and is also DIN 18534 compliant.