By NZHJ March 14, 2019 Heating & cooling

More venting options for the bathroom

Schweigen’s BR500 Silent Bathroom Fan System has been available for a number of years, but with only one vent option – until now.

Following extensive feedback from the bathroom design industry, Schweigen has expanded its vent range to include new shapes and styles and give designers more flexibility.

Schweigen now offers four ceiling vent options with designs that retrofit into an existing ceiling or can be plastered directly into the ceiling offering a seamless finish. There’s even an lighting option.

As well as the original Classic (round) vent, the new models comprise the Haven (for retrofits), Repose (designed to be plastered-in, for new builds) and Enlight (with an LED light).

Homeowners can still take their pick from three exterior mounting options – a roof mounted motor, wall mounted motor or soffit mounted motor – and there is also a double room option.

Plus, there’s also peace of mind thanks to a five-year warranty on the motor.

Parex,, 09 836 6566

Instant waterproofing solution

FASTFIX Wet Shield is an emergency instant waterproofing roof protection that can be applied in the rain.

Principally used as a temporary roofing and gutter repair compound, but with a longer life than bituminous coatings, FASTFIX Wet Shield comes ready to use.

Offering excellent adhesion and durability, its reinforcing fibres interlace to cover up and bridge small gaps and cracks.

Easily applied using a brush, roller or squeegee, only one coat is needed (no primer necessary!). 

Tollesbury Enterprises,, 0800 210 190

DécorSplash splashback & wall panel solutions

DécorSplash by PSP is a superior new flame retardant aluminium composite splashback and wall panelling solution for kitchens, bathrooms and laundries.

With its durable, mirror-like gloss finish it’s an ideal alternative to glass and acrylics or porcelain tiles in residential and commercial applications.

DécorSplash’s features and benefits including being easy to install and cut (so it’s suitable for DIY), cost effective, water-resistant, lightweight, suitable for use behind gas hobs.

For corner situations, anodised jointers and end caps are also available to provide that sleek look.

DécorSplash comes with a seven-year warranty in 12 contemporary colours inspired by the New Zealand landscape which will complement all styles of kitchen, bathroom and laundry.

PSP,, 0800 786 883

Tridon: “Let there be light”!

Tridon has a trio of LED worklights, all featuring impact-resistant ABS plastic housing and polycarbonate lens, rechargeable Li-ion battery and USB charging lead.

First up is the 300600 Professional Pocket LED Pen Light: Bright and robust for quick and easy illumination of dark work areas, has a bottom light with direct beam and a work light with a wide flood beam; comes with in-built belt clip with magnet.

The 300601 Professional LED Work Light: A multifunctional work light for professional users; top light with direct beam and work light with wide flood beam; super strong magnets and two 360° rotating hooks for hands-free operation; 180° swivel stand with strong magnet; LED charging indicator.

The 300602 Professional LED Slimline Work Light: An ultra-bright and lightweight slim work light to illuminate hard to reach places; top light with direct beam and work light with wide flood beam on adjustable dimmer switch; super strong magnets and 360° rotating swivel ball joint and folding hook for hands free operation; LED charging indicator built into housing.

Tridon,, 09 259 4327

Kohler breaks new ground in style

Kohler has announced its new Veil freestanding bath designed for those long, contemplative soaks.

Sculpted from lightweight, easy-clean high-gloss Lithocast cast resin, this deep bath features supportive contours designed to cradle the body as well as a sloped lumbar support. The Veil bath measures 1661 x 933 x 648mm.

Mirroring the style of the bath, also new is the Veil Intelligent toilet, which comes in both wall-hung and wall-faced models, and mirrors the bath’s shape and style of the bath as well as taking hygiene and comfort to a new level.

Kohler,, 0800 564 537

Quick & easy solution to masking skirting

Painting skirting boards can be simpler, quicker and cleaner with BEAR skirting tape.

BEAR skirting tape provides an easy way to paint around skirting boards and avoid paint getting on the floor and can also be used on a selection of different flooring materials.

This carpet masking tape is made of semi-rigid plastic film with pressure-sensitive adhesive and release liner on half so it’s not only easy to install and remove but also offers better protection from paint seepage than a standard tape that cannot fit under the skirting board.

The 50mm x 14m roll masks a 3 x 4m room

St-Gobain,, 0800 74 24 24

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