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I’m a celebrity – get me in there!

We are adding a bit of celebrity stardust to the official opening of the 150th Eurocell branch in Basingstoke on the 14th September. Tommy Walsh, the TV celebrity builder, will be making an appearance, bringing his distinctive blend of humour and practical common sense to what should be an exciting event.

Tommy is best known for his work on Ground Force and BBC 2’s Cowboys & Angels, where he has shown the great British public how to sort domestic construction issues. Visitors to the new branch will also be able to take advantage of a host of giveaways, live demonstrations, special offers – and all-day food. What better way to spend your morning!

You can also see how to install Cromar GRP, the advanced glass reinforced plastic flat roofing system that complements Eurocell Sky Pod rooflights. Once our own team of technicians have shown how easy this product is to install you’ll see how it can turbo-boost your business.

Guaranteed for 25 years, Cromar GRP forms a durable, seamless roof that won’t fail or leak – despite the British climate. Another Eurocell team will show how to install the Equinox Conservatory roof, a tiled roof system that transforms a conservatory into a year-round room with just 48 hours of skilled labour.

Apart from the free food you can also pick up free Eurocell Tradesman packs, super deals, and the chance to win a free job site radio, a lithium-ion battery and charger worth around £250.

The new branch is handily located near the main roads – the A340 and the A339 – at the Houndmill Trade Park right by the Houndmill Roundabout. Drop in and see us. If Basingstoke isn’t your patch then look out for more Eurocell branch Open Days in September - at Guildford on the 13th September and Newcastle on the 27th September.

Inclined to fit Equinox

We know Equinox is an immensely versatile pitched roof system – and a stunning extension to a small cottage in Shropshire has rather proved our point.

The largest Equinox roof that we have ever supplied is now fitted on an extension to The Incline Cottage at Bedlam, which stands at the top of Clee Hill, some 1200 feet above the surrounding Shropshire countryside to view the Brecon Beacons and the Wye Valley.

Measuring 12.5m x 6.5m at its widest, the roof forms a distinctive P-shape using five hips and a valley for which the company’s own design engineers undertook the structural calculations to ensure that the roof was strong enough to meet Building Regulations.

“The pitch of the roof would have been impossible in timber because it would never have been strong enough to carry the snow that would fall on it,” comments builder Terry Angell. “It’s certainly strong enough now – I’ve jumped up and down on it.”

The conservatory-style extension on this side of the house takes full advantage of this panorama while accommodating a snug, complete with wood-burning stove and television, and a dining-cum-living room.

“It’s a lovely big open space that’s light, airy and warm,” says homeowner Andy Fleming. “In fact, just what sold Equinox to me in the first place because I wanted a vaulted ceiling and rooms that made the most of the view where you could live all year round. Now, on a clear day, we can see for 60 miles.”

The installation was swift and trouble-free too: A three-man installation team can complete an Equinox tiled roof in just two days, and it will be watertight on day one, so it can be safely left overnight. As for builder Terry? In the event, he was very happy with the results and says: “I’ll definitely use it again.”

Good looks and great reviews for Roomline

If your customers are looking for a bit of inspiration when it comes to smartening up the skirting and architraves in their homes, then point them in the direction of our new video.

It shows homeowner, Deborah Weatherhead, extolling the virtues of the new Roomline range having wanted to spruce up her 1990s 3-bedroom home.

“I was attracted to Roomline because it’s a contemporary product that modernises the whole house, it’s good value and it’s easy to clean,” she says.

“You also have the benefit of not having to buy paint and keep decorating.”

Deborah opted for the contemporary looking white satin chamfered profile in 100mm but she could also have selected the more traditional looking 150mm ogee or 150mm chamfered profile or chosen the English Oak colouring.

“I’m really pleased with it, it looks like a natural product – no-one would know it was anything other than wood because of the woodgrain effect in it,” she comments.

Using Roomline products cuts out the sanding, cutting and painting that timber skirting boards and architraves need – together with mitring joints at each corner – and so takes half the time to fit compared to conventional timber products.

“It was so easy to fit, it took minimal time and effort,” Deborah says.

You can see the results and what Deborah’s home looks like now in this video on the Eurocell website: www.eurocell.co.uk/roomline.

New cill can adapt to fit

We’ve expanded our PVC-U cills range with a new 225mm product that has the flexibility to accommodate any discrepancies that might occur during surveying and create a 275mm cill simply by fitting a cill extender EWS118) and the standard range of frame extension trims.

The cill has foot details so it can be cleat fixed and, with the 10mm frame extension, can provide the flat bottom often encountered in new build. The new introduction is particularly aimed at the new build market where the trend is to specify larger wall cavities to achieve lower U-values, improving energy saving performance.

Guaranteed for 10 years, the cill incorporates recycled material and is available in white, cream, cream white, rosewood and grey. There are two types of reinforcement available: steel or recycled PVC-U.

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