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Using a Vapour Control Layer Will Reduce Condensation

June 20, 2017

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TBS stocks Vapour Control Barrier Sheet, from JRT Supplies. It’s a quality 125mu polyethylene product that forms a barrier to help reduce convective heat loss and prevent condensation between the layers of a structure. It comes in a 2.45m x 50m roll and is green tinted. The advantage of a single roll is that it prevents cracking in the screed.

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You can use Vapour Control Layer in the roof, walls and floors, to prevent warm, damp air from inside the building from penetrating into the structure or the roof. It is often used in commercial applications, but it is ideal for timber framed houses.

By using a vapour barrier, you meet sustainable building requirements and also environmental goals.

Our sales team can help you further and give you an attractive price for this useful building aid. So why not give TBS a call!

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Artificial Grass – Great-Looking and Hassle-Free!

June 19, 2017

 

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Trade and DIY alike seem to be catching on to artificial grass.  We’re pleased to tell you that you can now buy it from TBS.

When synthetic lawns first appeared, they looked exactly that: synthetic and not very convincing. But the product these days is the real deal – it looks like an established lawn. Our supplier, Evergreens UK, has given us sample squares for customers see for themselves. Just ask for one at one of our branches. We stock two different types, which are sold by the metre in 4m width:

RIVIERA: 38mm pile with Super Soft Yarn Technology for the ultimate natural feel and texture gives the most authentic and lush looking lawn.

FAME: 25mm pile is super soft to the touch with highly natural green tones for a wonderful looking lawn.

We also stock the recommended joint tape and joint glue.

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Synthetic turf can be the ideal way to replace tired garden lawns or to transform roof gardens, play areas, pool surrounds, decking and balconies. Artificial Grass is suitable for both domestic and commercial landscaping applications.

Our supplier sells only to builders merchants, and TBS is the registered supplier for the Daventry / Towcester area. So give our Sales team a call for further information, lead times and attractive prices.

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Mind you, it won’t cover everything. Sorry, Kev!

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Waterproofing a Wetroom or Shower? This is the Kit for You

June 19, 2017

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Have you got a shower or wetroom that needs waterproofing? TBS has the ideal product for you: the Dunlop Shower Waterproofing Kit. It is specially designed to make the job quick and easy. It prevents water penetrating into plasterboard etc., up to 1.5m high in a two-walled shower, and up to 1m in a three-walled shower.

The kit comes as a tub containing: 500ml primer, 4.5kg waterproof coating, 100mm x 10m corner tape, and 1 x 1m floor matting. It can be applied to wall angles, corners, around pipe holes and structural fixtures.

Dunlop offer a handy video on how to use the kit: How to Waterproof a Shower. You can also find the Technical Data Sheet here.

Last but not least, installers can enjoy a 10-year guarantee when the kit is used as part of a system of Dunlop adhesives and grouts. So, for a watertight shower or wetroom, pay TBS a call!

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Creative Use of Shelving Can Transform a Room

June 19, 2017
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We easily think of shelving as purely functional – where else do you put all those books? But interior designers would see shelves very differently – as an inexpensive enhancement to any room in your home.

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What shelving will you have? The range is considerable these days, both in style and materials.

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Image: dornob.com

And then, how will you arrange things on them? You don’t have to cram them – sometimes, ‘less is more’.

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Image: theluxhome.com

The possibilities are endless – so why not have a flight of fancy?

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Our nice sales advisers would be happy to advise and assist you too.

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Condensation Problems? Ventilation or Dry Lining Could Be Your Answer

June 13, 2017
A Manrose axial fan with humidistat

A Manrose axial fan with humidistat

If you live in an older house with solid walls, you may well have a problem with damp appearing on your interior walls. This is almost certainly caused by condensation. There are things you can do about this, and TBS can help you.

First, check that your home is properly ventilated. One very practical answer is to fit extractor fans. TBS stocks axial fans and centrifugal fans from Manrose, some with a built-in humidistat, together with a range of grilles and ducting that should meet your requirements, .

Another thing to consider is dry lining the walls. It’s a bigger job but can make a serious difference. Click here for an overview of what’s involved – very handy if you’re considering the DIY option.

Batten frame with insulation being added

Dry lining involves fitting battens to the walls, adding insulation, then fixing a plasterboard wall. The frame can be made using 25 x 38mm battens. Insulation could be either 25mm polystyrene or Knauf Dritherm cavity wall insulating batts.

Now you have two options. Either tack a polythene vapour barrier to the battens, then fix 9.5mm plasterboard. Or you can opt for Knauf Vapourshield plasterboard, which is already backed with silver foil.

TBS stocks all the products you would require for dry lining. So call our Sales team at any TBS depot for information, advice and some good prices.

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