New Products 2018
ABG / Bau Beratung Boldt: Building waterproofed basements
If the basement is damp the dream of a home of one’s own can rapidly become a nightmare. No one should settle for basic standards, especially in high quality, architect-designed houses, Nevertheless architects often give their clients a choice between bitumen and concrete basement tanking, and it is worth noting that neither system is waterproof. Anyone seeking to provide a high quality home with a comfortable and habitable basement should therefore choose a truly effective and secure sealing method. The building consultant Bau Beratung Boldt has worked together with ABG to develop the ABG basement sealing system (ill.). With its combination of ABG sealing membrane and ABG breathable membrane it provides a breathable basement tanking solution that complies with the industrial standard DIN 18195, Part 6, offering the most effective protection against penetration by aggressive external water. This is a system that originated in the environmental protection sector. An ABG basement is waterproof and breathable and, as the exhibitor points out, it creates a comfortable living area too.
ARDEX: Ready for laying and hard-wearing
“ARDEX A 60“ (ill.) is a hard-wearing quick-drying cement that substantially speeds up construction work, compared with conventional screeds, because it dries and hardens faster. Tiles as well as natural ashlar and concrete slabs can be laid after just one day, while elastic surfaces and textile coverings as well as parquet flooring can be laid after only four days. In particular due to its extended processing time of 90 minutes this quick-drying cement is easy to spread and dries with hardly any shrinking. In addition, by complying with the strength categories CT-C45-F5 (MV 1:5) to CT-C50-F7 (MV 1:4), ARDEX A 60 is highly resistant to pressure and has a high tensile strength. It can also be left bare, and is ideal for industrial and trade uses. This quick-drying cement gives excellent coverage and is a low emission product (EC 1 PLUS R).
beam: Highest cleaning standards and outstanding hygiene without chemicals
The innovative HACCP-certified “Blue Evolution S” and “Blue Evolution S+” (ill.) steam vacuum cleaning systems and the three-phase version ”Blue Evolution XL+” ensure the highest cleaning standards and outstanding hygiene, without using any chemicals. These powerful and environmentally safe systems from beam GmbH are particularly effective for cleaning buildings. Moreover they have many other applications to, in areas such as industry, the manual trades and commerce. Blue-Evolution equipment applies steam and suction cleans in a single process, thereby enabling users to achieve water savings of up to 93 per cent, and time savings of 60 per cent compared with existing systems. These powerful multipurpose units are filled only with pure water and operate without the need for any cleaning agents. Other highlights of the display at the fair include the new “Limatic Carbon” steam vacuum cleaner which, despite its compact dimensions, is sufficiently powerful for commercial use, and is also provided with an ergonomically improved handle.
BEVER: cavity width increased to 250 millimetres
BEVER is exhibiting a further improvement to its innovative, stainless steel Multi-Plus cavity wall tie at bautec 2018. As with the existing wire ties, types Well-L, PB-10, ZV-Welle and PU-Welle, the gap between the wall leaves has been increased to 250 mm and has been approved by the building inspectorate. Designed for use in thin-bed joints in cavity walls, these ties now also meet the requirements for insulation materials of increased thickness. The improvements to the cavity wall ties resulting in a larger cavity between leaves is a logical development resulting from the increasing demands for heat insulation and is also a response to requests from the market, this exhibitor explains. Now that approval has been given by the building inspectorate for Multi-Plus cavity wall ties (ill.) with a gap between wall leaves of up to 250 mm, BEVER is able to offer construction companies, builders’ merchants, architects and structural engineers the necessary planning certainty. Furthermore, removing the need for extensive recalculations and time-consuming special permits also reduces costs.
Blauberg Ventilatoren: Fresh air without ducting
Ventilation systems are now established as a standard feature in residential and business premises. This is due to the high degree of heat recovery and also to their energy efficiency, enabling costs to be kept very low. However, when centralised systems are being installed, especially during the refurbishment of older buildings, the assembly work can be expensive and time-consuming. These problems can be avoided by using the “Freshbox 100” (ill.) from Blauberg Ventilatoren GmbH: This decentralised ventilation system for single rooms can be easily mounted on walls. A number of different versions are available, suitable for any climatic conditions. With its outstanding heat recovery of 96 per cent this system has an output of up to 100 m³/h.
bluMartin: Fresh, pollen-free air in the bedroom
A bedroom with fresh, pollen-free air is one of the best ways of ensuring a relaxing night’s sleep.. The “freeAir 100” ventilation unit (ill.) from bluMartin ensures constantly high air quality and also provides effective protection against ambient noise. With its Premium Cover this unit is so quiet that it also meets the most exacting requirements in bedrooms too. By using the latest sound insulating technology the cover reduces the sound pressure level in rooms by 12 dB. The Premium Cover significantly expands the range of applications for the freeAir 100 ventilation unit. In addition to being easier to use in bedrooms, the substantially improved sound insulation masks the noise produced by the increased volume flows. The smart, active “freeAir plus” overflow valve is also on display at bautec. This device enables rooms to be connected to ventilation systems for living spaces without requiring any ventilation ducts.
Bosch Thermotechnik, Junkers Deutschland: the smart and easy way to save energy
At bautec 2018 Junkers Bosch will be exhibiting the EasyControl (ill.), a new heating control unit which combines ease of use, flexibility and saves energy. This is the company’s first smart heating control unit which can be used to individually set the temperature in each room. The EasyControl’s new intelligent feature teaches the system when the house occupants are due home and raises the room temperature in time. This avoids unnecessary heating and saves up to 25 per cent on fuel. Together with a Bosch smart radiator thermostat the EasyControl can be used to easily control heating individually in up to 24 different rooms. The heating control unit also features an interface for combining future applications. The EasyControl is compatible with every type of wall-mounted gas heater made by Junkers and Bosch manufactured since 2008.
Buderus Deutschland: Quiet and with a modern Titanium design
The Logano plus KB195i oil-fired condensing boiler (ill.) is made by Buderus, a company with extensive expertise in this field. Its highly efficient modulation ratio enables it to automatically adjust to meet heating requirements at any particular time. This boiler operates very quietly, its modern Titanium design blends perfectly with any building interior, meaning that it can be installed in close proximity to living quarters or hobby areas. The Logano plus KB195i is available as a single boiler or in combination with a hot water tank. Facility operators can control the oil-fired condensing boiler using the Logamatic RC310 system unit. This also utilises the Buderus Titanium design and is available in either black or white. Touchkeys with a fully transparent surface provide an elegant visual effect. Like other Buderus Titanium units from the Logano plus range, this oil-fired condensing boiler has received the German Design Award 2018.
Caleffi Armaturen: DIRTMAG SLIM sludge separator for all current wall-mounted boilers
The first magnetic sludge separator for all current wall-mounted boilers is being displayed by Caleffi at bautec 2018. Supplied with the appropriate adapters, the various versions of the DIRTMAG SLIM (ill.) can be used in almost every boiler made by leading manufacturers. In developing this product the utmost priority was given to ensuring simple and safe installation in confined spaces. This involved the development, in close collaboration with the skilled trades, of various adapters with compression and adapter couplings for flush or on-wall installation. The operation of these components was subsequently tested in wide-ranging field trials prior to the commencement of mass production. The applications for which such products are intended require that they are very compact, but the technology used in the DIRTMAG SLIM ensures the efficient and rapid removal of any sludge from heating water. The cleaning function relies on two complementary stages.
CoPlannery: A digital one-stop-shop experience for individual building projects
CoPlannery is a platform designed to simplify individual building projects for clients and architects. Until now clients have found individual building projects to be very laborious, complicated and with costs that entail substantial risks. CoPlannery enables individual building projects to become a one-stop-shop experience. The online construction consultant from CoPlannery is an automated system that helps building clients to identify their own personal requirements, find the right experts, suitable insurance and building finance, and put all the various stages together in a dashboard. For architects CoPlannery offers a digital orders pipeline, which enables them to receive actual orders and fee payments. CoPlannery has been funded by the Technical University (TU) Berlin, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) and the European Social Fund (ESF).
Dallmer: Shower drains with an up-to-date design
Metallic colours are the latest trend in today’s bathrooms. Dallmer, a manufacturer of sanitary equipment, has responded accordingly and can now supply its designer drains for walk-in showers in red-gold, anthracite and brass (ill.). CeraFloor, CeraWall, Zentrix or CeraNiveau – all the different versions of the designer drains with a length of up to 1,200 mm can now be enhanced with a matt PVD coating. It is now possible to adapt the colour of the shower drain to match the that of the floor, either making it inconspicuous or providing a sharp contrast. In combination with the DallFlex outflow unit this ensures the maximum flexibility with regard to the visual effect and positioning in the shower.
G&W Software: Contract tendering, award and accounting, and cost planning, in the age of BIM
California.pro is a system for managing contract tendering, award and accounting, as well as construction costs (ill.) and is being presented by G&W Software AG on its stand in Hall 23b at bautec. It offers continuous planning and monitoring of costs, from the initial budget through cost accounting to the final documentation of costs for the completed construction project. California.pro also supports the BIM process. The BIM2AVA 3.0 module provides for fast and accurate costing. California.pro also takes planning changes into account and offers “genuine” cost structuring with automated compilation of the bill of quantities. This latter function supplies performance-based software that is geometry-based in the room and building data sheet module, together with an immediate, costed bill of quantities. The user is thereby able to follow all stages of the project, for example through an automated breakdown in accordance with DIN 276.
GASAG Gruppe: Modern residential quarter with a modern heating system
The requirements for modern and sustainable housing are not confined to the actual building, but also include the type of energy supply used. In such cases the objective of GASAG Solution Plus is to ensure that the heating system is not only economical but also environmentally friendly and thus sustainable. The energy supply is taken a stage further in the Groth group’s Maximilian quarter (ill.) in Berlin-Wilmersdorf. The heat required to provide heating and hot water for some 970 residential units is produced by a modern and efficient combined heat and power station. Moreover the electricity produced by the CHP unit is available to residents at a very reasonable rate. The electricity is also used to charge up electric cars. A charging infrastructure has been installed at 250 parking spaces on the premises for this purpose, and provided with a demand-side management system.
Geberit: Compact design and independent power supply
The new Geberit Rapid hygienic flushing unit (ill.) provides the answer to temporary problems affecting the hygienic quality of a drinking water installation, caused by stagnation. Regular flushing ensures that the system operates as intended, for example to cover short term periods of stagnation or if irregular water use is expected and there is a need for an economical solution. With its compact dimensions and independent power supply the Rapid hygienic flushing unit can be installed almost anywhere. It is supplied to flush for two minutes every 24 hours. The user can change the flushing intervals from one day to three or seven days, and can manually and smoothly set the duration of the flush to up to 15 minutes. The Rapid hygienic flushing unit can be easily removed and installed elsewhere if it is no longer required.
Georg Fischer: Automatically the best drinking water
Hycleen, the four-stage system for clean and hygienic drinking water from GF Piping Systems, has been augmented by a digital component. The Hycleen Automation System (LegioTherm 2.0, ill.), a modern development for regulating water circulation, is very quick and easy to install and operate. It enables all the system data to be recorded and evaluated, with the results being displayed on a 10 inch touch screen. All the data about the installation can be easily and remotely monitored, with status information and specific incidents being relayed by push notification. GF Piping Systems is presenting Hycleen and its four stages at bautec: prevention through the avoidance of dead spaces and stagnation, and using components made from hygienic materials, monitoring of system temperatures and water quality, automatic restoration of the required drinking water quality, and evaluation and localisation of abnormalities.
Grohe: Smart safety system prevents water damage
Domestic water damage represents a risk that is all too often underestimated. It was this situation that motivated the development of GROHE Sense and GROHE Sense Guard. Not only do they enable the threat of leakages to be identified, they can also eliminate them altogether. GROHE Sense (ill.) is a smart water sensor that only needs to be placed on the floor to detect water. If the underside of the sensor comes into contact with water resulting from a leak or other water damage, the GROHE Sense sounds an alarm. The affected person is notified immediately by the ONDUS app on a smartphone. In addition the GROHE Sense Guard acts as a smart monitoring device and can be attached to the domestic mains water supply by a qualified plumber or water engineer. Dangers such as a burst pipe are identified in this way and the water supply is immediately cut off. GROHE Sense Guard can also measure water consumption, enabling users to monitor their individual water consumption at any time.
Grundfos: Ideal replacement solution for single and two-family dwellings
With its measurement and analysis function for rapid and easy hydraulic equalization, the new Alpha2 (ill.) is designed to communicate with the Grundfos Alpha Reader. This enables relevant operating data to be read and, with the aid of the “GO Balance” smartphone app, to be used for equalisation purposes. This function was previously only available with the Alpha3 model. With its proven features and this additional function the Alpha2 is ideal as a replacement unit for single and two-family dwellings. Of course, it is still be best possible pump for new buildings or to replace an older unit and can still be installed at any time without the Alpha Reader. ´This new model continues to be highly effective, with excellent functionality and ease of use.
Grünbeck Wasseraufbereitung: Rotating click-on connecting flange for easy installation
The display at bautec by Grünbeck features the new pureliQ range of filters (ill.) for the initial stage of water purification in domestic installations, complying with DIN EN 806-2. All the filter components are pre-assembled, reducing the time required for installation to just a few minutes. One outstanding feature of this new development is the rotating click-on connecting flange, for virtually tool-free installation in all kinds of situations. With its timeless, gently organic styling, the slim, compact filter housing follows the current Grünbeck design philosophy. The filter element is protected against UV light. The condition of the filter fabric can be visually assessed through a narrow viewing aperture. The pureliQ range is available in dimensions DN 20 to DN 32 as replaceable, backwashing or automatic filters as well as in combination with a built-in pressure reducer.
GUTEX Holzfaserplattenwerk: Simple and quick to install
Durio® is the name of the intelligent GUTEX system for use in facade refurbishment. Supplemented by the information portal “www.fassade-easy.de” (ill.) it also provides an opportunity for processors, architects and planners to boost sales. With Durio®, a tried and tested method of insulating facades, the Black Forest-based GUTEX company, a manufacturer of insulating materials, has developed a sophisticated and structurally tested system for architects, planners and processors. It is easy and quick to install on difficult background surfaces such as uneven half-timbered structures or walls. Apart from the advantages of the Durio® system as a product, this supplier has gone a stage further. The portal “www.fassade-easy.de” that has now been launched, bringing skilled tradesmen, planners and architects in contact with building developers who are keen to modernise their properties, provides access to a nationwide marketing campaign. In addition to publicity for their company profiles, Durio® partners receive additional support by means of a comprehensive marketing and sales concept.
Hottgenroth Software: Efficient operation in a network
The ETU planner offers users a program package that enables them to work with maximum efficiency in a network. The data flow is based on a data model (BIM) and guarantees significant time-savings with project planning for new construction and refurbishment. HottCAD, for the integrated acquisition of CAD data, combines the necessary basic input relating to buildings, rooms and components, as well as trade-specific inputs. This data is then forwarded to the relevant calculation applications. Verifications, parts lists, planning documents or invitations to tender / bids can be derived and edited. Importing and exporting are facilitated by means of interface technology. This data can then be used to carry out calculations for heating and pipe networks, ventilation concepts or energy consultation services, as well as for simulation processes, for example, for the thermal response of buildings, combined heat and power or heat pump installations.
IMI Hydronic Engineering Deutschland: Ideally designed, energy-efficient heating system
When it comes to underfloor heating there is now a fast and easy way of achieving maximum output while also conserving energy. Underfloor heating is now a standard feature of many residential buildings. However, providing the best possible heating performance in combination with hydraulic equalisation can be extremely complex and time-consuming. The “Dynacon Eclipse” underfloor heating controller (ill.) uses automated flow control (AFC) technology from IMI Heimeier to achieve significant cost reductions. With existing heating circuit controllers equipped with standard valves and flow indicators the adjustment of the system is a laborious process. The Dynacon Eclipse can be adjusted in a single action and immediately provides an ideally regulated, energy-efficient heating system.
inVENTer: Saving time and money on new construction work
The Simplex in-wall installation system (ill.) for decentralised ventilation systems from inVENTer GmbH is a new development that saves time and money, thereby simplifying the work of technical planners, architects and installation technicians. For the first time Simplex combines the assembly block with the in-wall casing, for direct installation in the building shell. As a result two work stages are eliminated if a decentralised ventilation unit is to be installed at a later stage: core drilling and the subsequent installation of the in-wall casing, which requires 24 hours for hardening. Simplex is available as a bespoke system for projects of varying sizes. It avoids the difficulties associated with adapting standard assembly blocks. It eliminates the risk of incorrect installation and problems on the construction site, and provides the end customer with a bespoke, trouble-free ventilation system. Simplex is available for the iV-Smart, iV14R and aV100 series of ventilation systems.
KEMPER: Wide performance range and maximum security
Using the latest scientific findings in plant dimensioning for centralised domestic water heating systems and the wide performance range of KTS ThermoStations (ill.), KEMPER has been able to achieve unprecedented, across-the -board improvements to every aspect of heat supply. By keeping pressure loss to a minimum while achieving outstanding heat transfer figures it has been possible to slim down entire heating systems. The new KEMPER FK-5 safety separating units (ill.) provide maximum safety in protecting against Category 5 liquids. With two different pump sizes they offer a wide performance range for numerous applications. Irrespective of whether a large discharge head has to be overcome, or a high volume flow has to be provided, these units offer outstanding performance despite their compact dimensions.
Kermi: Safe, easy-to-use shower solutions for new and renovated buildings
Kermi is a specialist in cross-generational, safe and easy-to-use shower solutions for new and renovated buildings, and for every type of space and living conditions. At bautec 2018 it is using the slogan “UNLIMITED” to present some exciting new developments covering the entire product range of “shower areas and shower cubicles” (ill.). In the Shower Areas product group Kermi can offer a dimensionally flexible solution for extensive, individual shower spaces, under the designation LINE XXL custom boards. With the standardised POINT E90 this exhibitor is setting new standards in fully fitted shower boards. The company’s shower cubicles are outstanding both in design and function. The rectilinear NICA sliding door with built-in soft-open and soft-close function, the TUSCA shower cubicle with the confident and appealing design of its fittings and handle, and the WALK-IN XB Wall with its variable stabilised attachments for installation either on a wall or ceiling.
Komsol Deutschland: Lasting protection for old and new buildings
Treatment with Controll®Innerseal offers an alternative to the standard method of sealing buildings with the more vulnerable bitumen. Applied to the wet concrete, it closes the pores just under the surface, while allowing the water used in mixing the concrete to diffuse in a controlled manner. By penetrating up to 20 cm into the concrete and binding with it, Controll®Innerseal also protects the iron reinforcement against the effects of moisture. Structural cracks can allow moisture and chloride contamination to cause crevice corrosion in the reinforcement. Following rust removal the pH value of the concrete can be reduced to a safe level by applying Controll®Deepclean. Controll®Topseal (ill.) can be used to protect the exterior surfaces of the natural stone or facing concrete on facades. The heat transfer coefficient in stone is substantially reduced and the risk of frost-induced flaking due to water penetration is avoided.
KUHFUSS DELABIE: Flexibly adjustable assembly
KUHFUSS DELABIE forms part of the DELABIE group, which claims to be Europe’s market leader for sanitary fittings and equipment for the public and commercial sectors. The product range comprises five areas: fittings for the public sector, fittings for health and care facilities, barrier-free and hygiene accessories, stainless steel sanitary equipment and special fittings. At bautec 2018 the company is presenting a new electronic, concealed urinal flushing unit, the “Tempomatic 4”, which has recently been nominated for the German Design Award 2018. The assembly can not only be installed in any situation but compared with other solutions on the market, it is also easier to make watertight. The product range also includes compatible urinals and partitions (ill.).
LTM: h,x-controlled basement ventilation with intake tower
A useful addition has been made to the LTM Thermo 200-50 range of intelligent basement ventilation units. The inclusion of an intake tower (ill.) now makes it possible to reliably ventilate and extract air from basements whose walls are below ground level. The stainless steel intake tower is of outstanding quality and is also weather-resistant. An LTM Thermo 200-50 ventilator with built-in sensors registers the condition of the external air and the extracted air. Using specially developed algorithms these conditions are compared in an h,x diagram in order to identify the drying capacity. A speed regulator adjusted to the particular condition of the air is used to set the required air exchange rate. By interacting with another LTM Thermo 200-50 ventilation unit of standard design the ideal are conditions can be created in a basement, and problems typically associated with basements such as mould and damage to the building structure are now a thing of the past.
Lüftungsbüro Berlin/Brandenburg/MV: Central ventilation units with rotating heat exchanger
Lüftungsbüro Berlin/Brandenburg/MV is displaying its new central ventilation units (ill.) with heat recovery for single-family dwellings and apartments at bautec 2018. With a choice of a flat model, with a height of just 23.5 cm, or floor- or wall-mounted, this exhibitor can provide the ideal unit for every purpose. Advantages include: no condensation, remote control, and rapid changeover of the inlet and outlet from right to left within 10 minutes. Furthermore the heat exchange will not ice up when exposed to temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius, thereby removing the need for pre-heating. The humidity recovery improves the condition of the air in rooms with high drying rates. The F7 pollen filter on the inlet and outlet sides is fitted as standard. These ventilation units are also designed to operate with a central building services control system.
Magnum Aleksandra Tyszka-Filipek: Insulation material made from recycled paper
The CELLUMIT insulation being exhibited at bautec 2018 by this Polish company based in Zambrow is made of 100 per cent natural materials and has been developed for the interior insulation of buildings. It is ideal for all applications where it is important to maintain a very good climate in residential spaces. The CELLUMIT panels are made from recycled paper and perlite, without the inclusion of any chemical components. The renovation of a house or apartment is an opportunity to increase the insulation coefficient by up to 35 per cent. CELLUMIT panels are suitable for floors, walls and ceilings, especially if insulation either cannot be applied externally or if this is not possible because the building has protected status. This new insulating material has many applications, both in the renovation of older buildings and in new construction.
MAICO Elektroapparate-Fabrik: Extremely compact and simple to install
MAICO is exhibiting four new products at bautec. The “PushPull 45” single room ventilation unit provides excellent ventilation for living spaces and can be used without the need to install any ducting. It operates very quietly and is installed directly in the room. The two corresponding units alternate to supply fresh air and extract stale air. The fully automated basement ventilation units, the “AKE 100” (ill.) and “AKE 150”, ensure a permanent balance between the humidity in basement rooms and that of the outside air. Humid air is only expelled from the building if the air flowing in from outside is drier. The “ER EC” individual ventilation system is ideal for use in bathrooms and toilets in multi-storey buildings. It satisfies all the housing industry requirements and complies with DIN 18017-3 and DIN 1946-6. The decentralised “Duo” ventilation unit ensures perfect air conditioning in next to no time. These very compact units are supplied ready for use and are very easy to install.
MAKO: Rapid formwork for concrete surfaces and parapets
Additional formwork is needed to construct parapets. To avoid this the solution until now has been to make use of stay-in-place formwork to create ring beams, placing them on the concrete surface with the formwork opening face down. However, in such cases it was essential to use additional bracing consisting of squared timber or a plank to take the weight of the concrete. The precise interaction between the system of edge overlay formwork and the enormous stability provided by MAKORING-TIP (ill.) ensures the best possible formwork, and this can be carried out in a very short time. Moreover the formwork can be applied to the concrete surface and even the parapet quickly and with the utmost reliability and precision. This modern method of overlay formwork has many applications, from house building to industrial construction work. It is available for use with masonry work in all widths and in heights of up to 100 cm.
Naturfeuer: Log-burning heat pump from GUNTAMATIC is easier to use
Once again GUNTAMATIC has combined the advantages of two heating systems and the log burner heat pump (ill.) utilises the strengths of these two systems. The log burner component of this installation is available if the user has the time and inclination, and at other times energy can be obtained from the ambient air. This provides added comfort during the transitional period, and fully automated operation can be deployed in winter. The air heat pump operates very quietly as it extracts heat from the surrounding area and feeds it into the heating system. Although it is less efficient when external temperatures are low, it comes into its own during the transitional period. In contrast, the efficiency of the wood gasifier decreases when it is running at a low output, and it is at its best being run flat out. Consequently the combination of the two systems is extremely efficient and environmentally friendly. Naturfeuer AG represents the GUNTAMATIC regional office in Berlin/Brandenburg.
Oventrop: Efficient heat supply and reliable hygiene
The “Aquanova System” from Oventrop combines a number of high quality solutions in the field of drinking water technology. The “Regudis W-HTE electronic home unit” (ill.) is part of the “Aquanova system” and sets new standards in the areas of energy-efficient domestic heating and in drinking water hygiene, according to this exhibitor. It incorporates many advantages from both of these sectors. For example only minimal supply temperatures (drinking and hot water temperature +5 degrees Celsius) are required in order to provide hot water at up to 25 l/min. The “Regudis W-THE” also guarantees hygienic operation, because it is not necessary to maintain a supply of domestic hot water, since this is provided on a just-in-time basis. The low pressure losses in the heating and domestic water circuits improve the overall efficiency of the unit.
redstone: Combating green staining and other deposits
It is an unfortunate fact that facades, walls, plasterwork and timber surfaces can often become dirty and unsightly again soon after they have been thoroughly cleaned. The same situation may occur on newly constructed surfaces too. As a result such surfaces often have to be cleaned and repainted, which is both laborious and costly. However rainwater simply rolls off surfaces and facades that have been treated with Secco Protect Stein (for stonework and masonry) and Secco Protect Holz (for timber) (ill.). In so doing it easily removes any contamination and washes it off. A thin coat of the transparent, solvent-free and odourless waterproofing is applied. It is very economical to use, easy to apply and also resistant to UV radiation, acid rain and salt water.
Reflex Winkelmann: Efficient degassing with the Servitec Mini
The performance of heating and cold water systems depends to a large extent on the quality of the water. Systems have to operate with maximum effectiveness in order to achieve the desired efficiency. The Reflex Servitec Mini (ill.) is very effective at degassifying the water in the system, resulting in a perfect hydraulic balance. It uses vacuum spray pipe degasification technology, which until now was confined to larger heating systems in multi-occupancy buildings or industrial plants, where reflex vacuum spray pipe degassification has been successfully used for heating and cooling applications for many years. The Servitec Mini operates in accordance with the same principle and has been designed to improve all kinds of water-based circuits for private use and for systems with a low volume of water. Its advantages are that it ensures the lasting reliability of the system due to the quality of the water, as well as achieving the best possible thermal use and potential energy savings of up to 10.6 per cent.
Remeha: High-performance condensing boiler suitable for wall mounting
Remeha is introducing a new, high-performance condensing boiler, the Quinta Ace (ill.), which can be wall-mounted. This compact unit has a rated useful heat output of 160 kW and is available in two versions. The basic version of the Quinta Ace can easily be integrated in existing building management systems, and a premium version is available if more control systems are required directly on the boiler itself. This is supplied with built-in a control board as standard, to select a mixed and unmixed heating circuit, as well as a buffer controller and cascade controller. The unit operates with a weather-compensated control system based on Remeha iSensePro control logic. This is operated via a plain text display. Another outstanding feature of both Quinta Ace models is the new gas-air unit with a modulation range of between 19 and 100 per cent.
REMKO: Efficient operation and an attractive design
The most obvious feature of the “ArtStyle HTS” heat pump (ill.) from Remko is the elegant styling of the external module, available to customers in either a wood or aluminium finish. This split unit also offers some outstanding technical details. The HTS ArtStyle heat pump has a heat output of between 1 and 23 kW in four different sizes. It can produce a COP of up to 5.1 and can be used for heating, cooling and to produce hot water. Among other factors its highly efficient operation is the result of the inverter-plus technology that it uses. As this exhibitor explains, all the positive features of this heat pump ensure that it achieves the best ErP efficiency rating of A++. Particular mention should be made of the almost silent operation of the external module, which has been achieved by redesigning the entire unit. Remko has also incorporated a smart control system.
Schedel Bad + Design: Exceptional shower experience
A joint concept for creating high quality steam rooms and shower solutions (ill.) is now available from GROHE and SCHEDEL. The GROHE collections with high quality taps, shower sprinklers and accessories as well as innovative lighting, music and steam modules blend perfectly with the design options and room architecture from SCHEDEL. A large ceiling-mounted sprinkler with integrated lighting, a hand-held sprinkler and, if required, side-mounted sprinklers, combine to create an exceptional showering experience. Suitable music can be chosen to provide a harmonious background to showers that promote a sense of wellness. Fine steam from the GROHE module enhances one’s sense of relaxation. The main components of the steam shower, such as the flush-mounted taps and the vapour barrier, are already supplied pre-assembled by SCHEDEL, ensuring rapid installation.
SFA SANIBROY: Wall-mounted element with integrated small pumping system
The use of wall-mounted elements in bathroom design is acknowledged as state-of-the-art technology for new and refurbished buildings. The speed of the “dry” construction procedure and improved noise protection are its main benefits. With the new “Saniwall Pro UP” wall-mounted range (ill.) SFA and GROHE have now added further improvements: The all-inclusive combination of pumping unit, wall-mounted module and glass cladding is ideal when installing a WC on a wall and with an installation width of only 500 mm it can be easily fitted in any bathroom. The small built-in pump unit from SFA SANIBROY can now effectively and quietly dispose of grey and black water from such bathrooms up to heights of 5 m and over distances of 100 m. In addition to the WC, this system also enables water to be drained from an adjacent shower or washbasin, bidet or urinal.
SIK-Holzgestaltung: A cube for every purpose
A cube comprises six squares, but the square itself, with all sides of the same length, is rarely found in nature. One could almost say that the square was created by humans. In its regularity the square, along with the circle, is a geometric shape distinguished by its uncompromising clarity. This impression is emphasised further in the three-dimensional version of the square, the cube. The regularity of the cube creates harmony and is a popular choice in spatial design. These are three compelling reasons for also offering the cube in the design of open spaces, as a module for movement, play or seating (ill.). The cubes can be set up individually or as a group. Colour can be used to emphasise squares, edges or built-in elements of a cube, thereby enhancing the creation of a space. In such situations the cube is a light, transparent framework for various cross-generational uses that promote movement, coordination and social contact.
STAFF-DECOR Deutschland: Genuine stucco ceiling mouldings with built-in lighting
Genuine stucco is the ideal material for creating complex shapes, and its diversity offers a wide range of uses. Staff-Decor – one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of plaster mouldings and prefabricated stucco elements – has applied the special features of this sustainably ecological and all-mineral material to the field of modern, indirect, indoor lighting and, in so doing, has shown just how well LEDs can be combined with stucco. The modern design and contemporary styling are bound to appeal equally to building developers, architects and the craft trades. The ceiling mouldings (ill.) are primed in white and harmonise well with any style. The in-house development work and production in France are guarantees that the workmanship is of the highest quality.
STEICO: Modern solution for innovative timber construction
The unique STEICO construction system offers a modern solution for innovative timber construction, according to this exhibitor. The combination of wood fibre insulation, rib bracing, a sealing system and wood veneer enables the entire supporting and insulating building shell to be manufactured from an integrated system. This is a very economical arrangement that can even be used for the certified construction of passive houses. As part of this process the use of wood veneer plays an important role. According to the manufacturer the several glued layers of wood veneer (ill.) form one of the most resilient wood materials and can be used wherever heavy loads have to be supported. The modern production method creates a virtually homogenous product with outstanding strength.
Stiebel Eltron: Easier to use, more functions and ErP-compliant
For Stiebel Eltron “efficiency” and “renewable energy use” are again the main factors in heating, water heating and ventilation in 2018, as this German heating and ventilation specialist is demonstrating at bautec. In the ventilation field, in addition to integrated units with built-in heat pumps for use in new construction and central ventilation systems, in combination with a suitable air distribution system, the focus is also on new shuttle ventilators: The LWE 40 (ill.) does not require any additional ducting, making it ideal for use in refurbishment projects. Stiebel Eltron has also revised its entire range of direct heating units and equipped them with a new, standardised control system. Easier operation, additional functions and compliance with the ErP directive that came into force this year are the decisive factors, according to this exhibitor.
Systemair: Casing with very low energy consumption
With a variety of configurations the new Geniox ventilation units (ill.) are suitable for many applications. This model range has been designed for air volumes of 750 to 70,000 m3/h (0.2 to 19 m3/s). One outstanding feature of the casing is its very low energy consumption. The 60 mm insulation between the inner and outer walls prevents thermal bridges and achieves the best possible heat insulation. Geniox ventilation units exceed the specifications laid down in the Eco-Design Directive that comes into force in 2018 and therefore offer a particularly sustainable solution for ventilation projects. They have also been granted Eurovent certification. The corrosion-resistant surfaces of the casing ensure a long working life, and they protect the external parts of the units against damage and scratches. The Geniox range is available with a pre-installed and fully integrated control system and offers numerous functions including alarms and time settings.
Triflex: Increased capacity for absorbing water vapour
“Triflex ProDrain” (ill.) is a balcony waterproofing system that is ideal for use on very damp surfaces, especially in refurbishment projects. DC-MAT flashing forms the core of this product. Its redesigned honeycomb structure makes it easier to cut and lay on site. Moreover this improved flashing has been designed to absorb more water vapour. Other outstanding features include increased strength and improved saturation. The low surface weight is of particular benefit for the rest of the system: A highly resistant load distribution layer and the “Triflex BTS-P” balcony sealing system are placed over the flashing. This uses as its basis a quick-reacting polymethyl-methacrylic resin to cope with even heavy mechanical loads. The various different design options enable the colour of the waterproof seal to be matched with its surroundings. Non-slip additives can be included as an option.
Ulrich Brunner: Prefabricated, modularly expandable hydraulic box
The BRUNNER HEATING CONTROL UNIT (BHZ, ill.) is a prefabricated, und modularly expandable hydraulic box with all the components needed to create bivalent heating systems. These can be solar heating systems, fresh water heaters, heating circuits, integrated photovoltaics, oil, gas and wood-fired boilers or heat pumps. Also included is a suitably adjusted storage system, designed to easily meet every requirement, such as good stratification. The BHZ is being continually improved, one current example being the integration of photovoltaics. With the touch display or a smartphone even complex heating installations can be easily operated and understand, thus forming the basis for the efficient, energy-saving operation of a heating system. Customers are provided with boiler rooms that are visually and technically perfect, while heating engineers can quickly carry out fault-free assembly work, with ideal outcomes and satisfied customers.
Variant Factory: High quality materials and modern manufacturing methods
Variant Factory Ltd., which commenced operations in 1995, claims to be the Ukraine’s leading manufacturer of formwork and scaffolding for monolithic buildings. This is its first appearance at bautec. The company belongs to a production group made up of five companies which are active in metalworking and the manufacture of metalworking machinery. This debut exhibitor is displaying systems for wall and slab formwork and special concrete casting systems (ill.). It is using bautec to present its latest developments in these fields, along with highlights from its product ranges. The quality of the products from Variant Factory is based on the experience of its workforce, the use of high quality domestic and imported raw materials, and modern production methods, this exhibitor explains. All of its products conform to international standards and building regulations.
Viessmann Deutschland: Subsidies of up to 11,100 euros
The KfW (Credit Institute for Reconstruction) provides financial assistance of 9,300 euros for the installation of a Vitovalor 300-P fuel cell heater (ill.). Together with a flat rate payment of 1,800 euros for electricity from a CHP source this results in a total of 11,100 euros. The investment in heating that also generates electricity is therefore comparable with the cost of acquiring a standard heat pump installation. The Vitovalor 300-P is a highly efficient means of generating both electricity and heat for single and two-family dwellings. Up to 16.5 kWh of electricity is generated during the course of one day, which is sufficient for meeting most of the domestic requirements. Compared with electricity obtained from the mains supply and heating provided by a boiler, this system reduces energy costs by up to 40 per cent, and halves CO2 emissions. The Vitovalor 300-P has the highest energy efficiency rating of A++.
Villeroy & Boch: Uncluttered lines and minimalist styling
The “ViClean-I 100” (ill.) from Villeroy & Boch sets new design standards for shower-WCs, according to the exhibitor. The technical features are all incorporated in the ceramics and not in the seat, with the result that its appearance is the same as that of a standard WC. The ViClean-I 100 has uncluttered lines and minimalist styling, with added emphasis being given by the ultra-flat WC seat. Moreover its operation is intuitive and the shower function is easy to use, making the uncomplicated new ViClean-I 100 an outstanding addition to the modern bathroom. The cleverly designed technology and solutions provide enhanced hygiene. The shower nozzle is automatically cleaned before and after use. The shower nozzle is mounted flush in the panel to prevent the build-up of dirt, and the smooth surface is easy to clean.
Weishaupt: Always the ideal combustion quality
The new Thermo Condens WTC-GW B gas condensing boiler (ill.) simplifies communication between humans and technology while at the same time ensuring that its connections are 100 per cent compatible with the existing unit, according to the exhibitor. Installation and maintenance are easier than ever. The self-calibrating Weishaupt SCOT system ensures that, even if there are differences in the composition of the gas fuel, the combustion quality is always ideal. With this new generation of equipment the modulation range now extends down to 1.9 kW. With an LAN interface as standard and the Weishaupt energy management portal, communication with this new gas condensing boiler via the internet is easy and safe, using a computer, smartphone or tablet. At the same time the highest current safety standards are also complied with. As an option the unit can also be operated means of a room thermostat.
Werner Alarmanlagen: Worldwide operability and permanent access to system information
Protection against break-ins and ease of operation are the main advantages of this alarm system with smart home functions. The new ZeroWire system from UTC forms the basis for a practical and reasonably priced radio security system. The ZeroWire radio centre unit (ill. ) is provided with a keypad and voice response, making it very easy to operate. Moreover this system can be operated by tablet or smartphone within an in-house WLAN network. Lighting, locks and thermostats can be controlled with this unit, and the availability of professional security features will enhance any home. ZeroWire incorporates the UltraSync mobile device app, giving users full control of the system at all times. By means of this app the UltraSync Cloud provides a secure link via mobile telephony / internet. Consequently the system can be operated from anywhere in the world, and users are kept constantly informed about the system status.
Werner Sicherheitstechnik: Filling a room with fog in 16 seconds
The Xtratus security fog machine (ill.) from Protect contains a liquid which, in the event of a break-in, forms a thick, white fog in seconds, and this remains in the room for a long time. This impenetrable security fog immediately causes an intruder to become disoriented and instinctively search for a way out of the building. The innovative technology used in the Xtratus enables it to fill a 100 m² space with fog in a record time of 16 s. No intruder can respond that quickly. This latest version of the Xtratus security fog unit is ideal for homes and small business premises. The Protect security fog system does not leave any residues and is completely harmless to people and animals. It does not damage clothing, furniture or electrical equipment either.
WILO: Excellent connectivity ensures flexible integration
Among the outstanding features of the Wilo-Stratos MAXO (ill.) are its connectivity and usability, confirming the innovative capabilities of Wilo in its development of digitalisation in the pump sector. The design of the highly efficient pump was acknowledged at the ISH in Frankfurt with the award of the “Design Plus” seal of quality. The new Green Button technology combines the tried and tested controls with new, improved functions, and with its advanced connectivity the Wilo-Stratos MAXO can be flexibly integrated with other equipment. Communication interfaces enable it to be connected directly to portable terminals and the “Wilo Net” offers a new standard interface to facilitate interconnection with other Wilo products. The Wilo-Stratos MAXO is ideal for HVAC and drinking water applications in large buildings, and it is also notable for its excellent energy efficiency. It has been designed to satisfy customer requirements in every respect.
WOLF: Simple, flexible and modular, to create a complete system
Tradesmen and customers alike benefit from the many advantages of the new CHC heat pump centre: The complete systems not only save time in the installation, planning and choice of parts, but also materials, due to the pipework in the compact interior unit. The modular construction makes insertion very easy, and the entire internal unit can be installed in an area of less than 0.6 m², thereby saving space. WOLF has pre-configured the CHC heat pump centre to provide a trouble-free, comprehensive solution for single-family houses. Customers can choose from 25 different versions. The basis is provided by the WOLF BWL-1S split air/water heat pump, available in five different ratings (BWL-1S-05, 07, 10, 14, 16). In addition 180 l or 280 l hot water tanks are available. A 35l in-line buffer tank complete with overflow value is available as an option, and the CHC split/300 (ill.) can be supplied with a 50 l in-line buffer tank with overflow valve or a 50 l separating buffer tank.
World Acoustic Group: From concept to acoustic measurements
Located in Polkowice, western Poland, World Acoustic Group (WAG) S.A. is an engineering and construction company supplying products and services in the fields of environmental protection and noise control (ill.). It is attending bautec for the first time, where it is exhibiting its full range, which includes some new solutions. WAG S.A. claims to be the unrivalled industry leader in its region, with more than one million square metres of noise control installations (ill.). Its main strength is its ability to supply comprehensive solutions, from the concept to analysis, design, provision of materials and assembly, as well as subcontracting to carry out acoustic measurements. WAG S.A. has more than ten years’ experience, and is constantly developing and adapting to meet current market requirements.
Zeppelin Rental: Emission-free electric wheeled loader available to hire
Zeppelin Rental is presenting the 5055e electrically powered wheeled loader (ill.) at bautec. This is particularly suitable for operating in areas where noise and emissions are a sensitive issue, such as inner cities, residential areas, underground car parks, greenhouses, halls, gardens or parks. And because it does not produce any exhaust gases the electro-loader is the ideal solution for use on construction sites that are subject to restrictions on emissions, such as in tunnels or on railways. The loader’s two electric motors are powered by lead-acid batteries. Using the built-in charger, a complete charging cycle takes from between six and seven hours, and subsequently the wheeled loader can be operated continuously for about five hours. Intermediate charging is possible at any time too. The electric wheeled loader is available to hire throughout Germany from more than 120 Zeppelin Rental outlets.
ÖkoFEN Heiztechnik: Pellet boiler for even the smallest utility room
In existing buildings where radiators have already been installed, the generally high return temperatures have meant that it has rarely been possible to use pellet burners when refurbishing the heating system. ÖkoFEN now makes this possible and with models varying in output between 4 and 256 kW this European specialist in pellet heating, can claim to offer the widest range on the market. A unique technology enables the pellet-fired condensing boilers to be installed in any heat distribution system, regardless of the return temperature, and they are remarkable for their efficient operation, with the best possible performance figures and lowest emissions. The innovative ÖkoFEN compact Pellematic Smart XS (ill.) combines advanced condensing technology with buffer storage, heating circuit groups, fresh water module and an optional solar heat exchanger, all in one unit. With a footprint of just 0.9 m² this boiler can be installed even in the smallest utility room.