By NZHJ May 20, 2019 New Products

Is this NZ’s toughest LED light?

New Intex Lumo LED Lights are claimed to be the toughest portable construction lights available in New Zealand.

These TradeTuff, IK09 impact resistant and IP rated LED lights are built for the most demanding work site conditions, even surviving being run over by a 12-tonne truck!

The Intex Lumo LED range starts with a robust, rubber-coated penlight or waterproof head lamp option, through to powerful 60W corded construction light with two 240V output power sockets for additional power tools. You can also daisy-chain these lights together.

Intex,, 0800 278 276

Weiss launches intelligent extractor fan

Weiss has just launched the Intelli-Flow Bathroom Extraction System. Thanks to a humidity control function that constantly monitors the bathroom environment, the fan operates by itself as needed and even speeds up or slows down depending on humidity levels.

The one model is suitable for most bathroom applications and is programmed to cope where both extra-low and extra-high airflows are required. The automatic Constant Trickle Extraction uses very little power, yet continually maintains air quality in the bathroom for a better bathroom experience.

Installation only requires a power outlet in the ceiling cavity. Once installed and powered up, the system automatically calibrates and works out average humidity levels in the bathroom, extraction thereafter being fully automatic.

Weiss,, 09 274 4113

Safety has never been more comfortable

Skellerup has taken comfort and performance to the next level with the introduction of the Quatro Non-Insulated Safety Gumboot.

These new, fully-waterproof, hand-built rubber safety boots feature an ergonomic design which locks the foot in place, enhancing fit and preventing slippage, as well as an energy- absorbing heel and a cushioned rubber midsole (with arch support), quick- drying anti-bacterial lining and odour-resistant, moisture-wicking innersole.

Although lightweight, these new boots are certified to the highest standards and specifications and come with a Quatro ComfortForm steel toecap, a penetration-resistant midsole and added protection across the forefoot.

Skellerup,, 0800 475 355

New Simpson Strong-Tie post caps & screws

Simpson Strong-Tie BC Post Caps allow for the connection of a 90mm or 140mm beam to post (90mm square post and 90mm beam or 140mm square post and 140mm beam).

They’re easy to install, use 64 x 3.75mm nails (also compatible with Strong-DriveSD Connector Screws) and are made of 1.3mm thick material (316 Stainless Steel – BC4SS, BC6SS), finished with ZMAX Galvanisation (BC4Z, BC6Z).

Also new are Simpson Strong-Tie SSDTH Weatherboard Screws with stronger fixing power and faster installation.

The 305 grade stainless steel, BRANZ Appraised screws feature self-drilling tips, box threads and a proprietary trim-head profile with nibs for easy countersinking.

All screws in the range use a #2 square driver bit and are collated for use with the Quik-Drive auto-feed screwdriving system.

Simpson Strong-Tie,, 09 477 4440

Easy Access rises to new heights

New from Easy Access in its 20th year, MOBI scaffold towers have been designed and manufactured in New Zealand, using feedback about what tradies want from a scaffold tower – cost-efficiency, ease of use and transportation, and peace-of-mind compliance.

MOBI frames double as the ladder, with 300mm spacing and serrated rungs for comfort and safety. Snaplock ledgers, guardrails and braces are colour coded for ease of installation, and the lightweight and compact unit (available in platform heights up to 5m) is delivered into store in one package no larger than 2.5 x 1.4 x 0.47m for double width towers and 2.5 x 0.85 x 0.4m. for single width towers.

Also new is a roof ladder (above right), which has also been developed as a result of demand and feedback from NZ trade customers. The product allows safe climbing to the apex of a pitched roof of up to 45° degrees. (More details here:

Easy Access,, 0800 394 222

What’s app, Futurebuild?

Futurebuild recently released a new version of its designIT Site App.

The recently updated app is a handy tool for tradesmen using Futurebuild LVL products, such as hySPAN and hyJOIST and allows access to installation details, a floor joist and hole calculator and more, on-site, anytime, anywhere.

The app is available for free download from the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.

Futurebuild, and, 0800 808 131

Newfield reduces plastic packaging

Part of Newfield Group’s drive to reduce non-recyclable packaging means new packaging on both the popular Orca smoke & heat alarm range and the premium Firehawk Smoke, Heat & CO detector range.

Featuring a combination of both recyclable PET and card, these newly presented ranges also benefit from improved printing and product visibility, easy to understand colour coding and graphics, along with the legendary product quality and consumer-friendly designs customers have come to expect.

Newfield Group,, 0800 600 789

Insecure products? Forget lanyards

No more finding cut lanyard tags lying on the floor.

Designed to withstand the most determined of thieves, Forstag Padlock Security Tags resist side cutters, screw drivers and pocket knives.

With its metal arch, the light and small Forstag Padlock Tag locking system features retractable pins and is a design ideal to protect items with straps (bags etc).

Uses 58 kHz (AM) or 8.2MHz (RF) frequencies.

Leading Solutions,, 09 979 5479

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