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As a longstanding supplier to the construction sector in the Middle East, Catnic is no stranger to the nuances that drive the market for plasterer’s beads. Richard Price, technical director of Catnic, explains
British standards have always been held in high regard, for the most part across the world and no more so than in the Middle East region. This is one of the main factors in the specification, time and again, of Catnic's stainless steel, galvanised steel and PVCU plasterers’ beads.
Quality as standard is something specifiers and contractors should not compromise on. When it comes to the quality of finish, as well as the longevity of a project, the British and European standard for beads – BS EN 13658-1 & 2:2005 – underpins any product selection with its inherent reliability. In fact, as one of the major suppliers into the region, working with a network of trusted and established distributors, Catnic's diverse range exceeds the British and European standard for quality.
Precision-engineered beads, manufactured to European industry standards, such as those produced by Catnic, are available in a wide range of options for any environmental conditions. Galvanised steel beads are manufactured from 0.45mm gauge – 11 per cent above the minimum requirement for British and European standards, while stainless steel profiles are manufactured from 0.40 gauge, 25 per cent above the minimum European Harmonised standard requirements.
In Europe CE marking is now mandatory for all building products and the CE logo is clearly displayed on all Catnic labels, confirming compliance to the latest standards. The range is supported by friendly technical advice and customer service, including on the ground support and trouble-shooting where it is needed, which ensures the right beads are specified for every job. This means that in challenging climatic conditions, such as very hot, very humid and very saline environments, specifiers and end users are assured of selecting beads in the most appropriate materials.
Working with distributors and contractors worldwide, Catnic supports best practice in the sustainable and professional finish of buildings. By working with high-quality, precision-engineered products, specifiers and contractors can be assured of a clean and professional definition to the building's finish.