Products (September 01, 2003)

Door lever by Chipperfield. A new door lever designed by architect David Chipperfield, crafted in solid brass and available in chrome, satin chrome and brass finishes is available from Valli & Valli. A line of complimentary hardware is also included. (212) 947-4557.

Thermoplastic template. StreetPrint introduces DuraTherm decorative asphalt for high-traffic areas, a pre-cut thermoplastic template grid that is heat-set into StreetPrint imprinted asphalt. The surface is visible and completely flush with the asphalt. DuraTherm is the only reflective form of decorative crosswalk or traffic-calming surface available. (604) 536-9501.

Tile panel roofing. Met-Tile Inc. introduces tile panel roofing combining the performance of metal and protection against all types of storm conditions including severe hurricanes. Rates highest (level 4) for impact resistance and uses environmentally friendly paint finish with corrosion resistance. (909) 947-0311.

Extrusions. CENTRIA introduces MicroLine Extrusions for the company’s Profile Series. The new line mechanically and visually integrates with CENTRIA’s IW-60A panels and replaces or eliminates traditional wide flashings with exposed fasteners, creating crisp finished lines. The line includes single skin metal panels with concealed or exposed fasteners for weather resistance.

Wall base. The rePLACE wall base by Johnsonite can be installed without the use of adhesives and replaced easily by snapping on and off if damaged or when remodeling occurs. Requires only simple cutting tools and fasteners and suited to odour-sensitive installations like health care and hospitality environments. (800) 661-2162.

Home sunscreens. Hunter Douglas presents Duette honeycomb shades that can block up to 99.9% of UV rays and Silhouette window shadings featuring soft fabric vanes suspended between sheer fabric panels. When vanes are closed, the product offers 99% protection against UV-ray transmission. 1-800-265-1363 or

Fibre forms. Sonoco introduces new Sonotube square fibre forms, the first single-piece single-use form designed specifically for square columns that holds up to the pressure of just-poured concrete. An integrated “zipper” feature allows the tube to be safely and easily removed from the cured column without the use of saws or knives.

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