photo-1Leading wholesaler Ocean+ Merchant recently launched Holi a playful collection of 130 x 130mm pressed ceramic wall tiles which are available in six colours, with three designs in each colourway. The vibrant, enticing pattern tiles are complemented by matching plain colour tiles and listellos. Two additional designs, complete with matching plain tiles and listellos are about to be added to a range which can be used to striking effect in residential and commercial settings where concentrated use of colour is required to make a bold statement.

Ocean+ Merchant 02 9310 4088 www.oceanandmerchant.com

B.A.T. Trims launches pvc square edge trim

batt pvc edgetrimB.A.T. Trims has recently added Combat, a PVC square edge trim, to its vast range of brass, aluminium and PVC trims. The trim is available in three popular thicknesses: 8, 10 and 12mm and is currently available in black and white, but other colours will be launched as required. The three linear metre lengths are designed for floor to ceiling installation without any joins. The UV stable, anti-microbial surface has a superior gloss finish.

B.A.T. Trims 03 9797 7900 www.battrims.com

‘Cool’ ceramic tiles for façade cladding

Cool ceramicsUrban centres have significantly higher average temperatures than their less developed surroundings, constituting so-called urban heat islands (UHI). Many construction materials have high solar radiation absorption and the absorbed heat is transformed into very high temperatures during the day, which can be re-radiated to the exterior, contributing to the UHI effect, and be transferred into the buildings by conduction, increasing the energy consumption required for cooling. Read more…