Keeping up with all the new residential building products hitting the market as well as all the changes happening around the industry is a challenge for anyone, let alone builders and remodelers balancing budgets, project schedules, sales meetings, design consults, and so on. With that in mind, please find below a roundup of some of the newest products and happenings we featured over the last month.
Välinge Innovation has introduced 5G DryTM, an innovative flooring fold-down installation system that provides enhanced water resistance by preventing water from penetrating into the seams of the floor panels.
The evolving housing technology landscape has witnessed significant changes since the 2021, mainly due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the development of new digital tools, which builders are also beginning to implement in their day-to-day business practices.
Here are five proptech tools that are making waves in the residential sector in 2023.
DEWALT has announced new FLEXTORQ Impact Driver Bits (DWFLEXTORQSD), the latest generation of impact driver bits from DEWALT that are engineered for durability. With redesigned tip geometries, the bits offer users optimal performance and fit.
LATICRETE, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, has rolled out Air Barrier C3—a versatile Class III air barrier—and a first for LATICRETE. Compatible with numerous wall assemblies, including full brick and stone, adhered masonry veneer, siding panel systems, and more, Air Barrier C3 is easily applied via a roller or sprayer in a single coat that dries in less than two hours, reducing labor costs and leading to faster project completions.
Dura Supreme offers an expansive collection of storage features, many of them concentrating on the main work zones within the kitchen. Pull-outs are often designed near the sink area or the cooking area and the Dura Supreme pull-outs feature tray storage, spice storage, a knife block, towel storage, and more.
Speakman, a manufacturer of premier shower heads and plumbing products, introduces the Neo widespread faucet. Crafted from solid, low-lead brass, the Neo faucet is engineered to deliver exceptional durability with a timeless design that will not go out of style. With its WaterSense-certified 1.2 GPM flow rate, this faucet not only enhances water efficiency but also contributes to sustainable living.
Distributed by Pittsburgh-based manufacturer Innovative Designs, Insultex House Wrap features a vacuum cell structure design, which the company says delivers an R-6 insulation. Insultex consists of a three-dimensional network of evacuated micro-cells that significantly reduce heat transfer and resist water and air infiltration through the fabric under a building’s outer covering.
Ashley Norton broadens the scope of finish offerings for their handmade architectural hardware with a new Hammered Finish. Hand-forged by skilled artisans, each piece features unique hammer marks for a rustic, relaxed feel. The new hammered finish is available for an array of Ashley Norton hardware, including Edge Pulls, various cabinet knobs and pulls, including the classic and wide-sized Urban pulls, as well as the Bauhaus pulls.
The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Association (ASCER) has announced the call for entries in the 2023 edition of the Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture, Interior Design and Final Degree Project. This year marks 22 years of honoring innovation in design.
Project submissions from around the world will be accepted now through Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023.