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Product News Marshall-Tufflex launches extended


Firefly fire clips range To help meet the requirements of the updated BS 7671 IET Wiring Regulations, Marshall-Tufflex has extended its range of Firefly fire clips. In the event of a fire, the clips are designed to prevent cables falling and creating a hazard – providing a safer evacuation and allowing easy access for fire service crews.


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he Firefly range now includes clips suitable for use on Marshall-Tufflex Maxi, Mono, Twin165, Twin Plus, Sterling Profile, Sterling Curve and Odyssey trunking systems. The


clips fix to walls or ceilings and with a spring-loaded design are quick and easy to install. The Firefly fire clips are fire resistant above 1000°C for up to 120 minutes


and feature rounded ends to prevent damage to cables and injury to installers, and the design optimises the usable space within the trunking. The range includes both internal versions that are fitted within the trunking prior to cable installation and externally fitted variants for a fast and simple retrofit. The previous IET Wiring Regulations required that all wiring on escape


routes be protected from premature collapse during a fire. The 18th Edition of the regulations published in 2018 extends this requirement to the entire installation. Nick Hayler, Technical and Product QA Manager at Marshall-Tufflex has


worked extensively with BEAMA on fire safety including chairing a committee on the issue of premature collapse. The committee aims to clarify the definition of ‘premature collapse’ and is in the process of drafting guidance for specifiers and installers to help achieve compliance. “Falling or hanging cables present a serious risk in the event of a fire, not only during the evacuation of building occupants but also for the fire service crew entering the building,” Nick explained. “Due to the severely reduced visibility within a building, Firefighters will commonly use the walls to guide them when sweeping the building. As such it is vitally important that cables are suitably protected from collapse and spill. “The new additions to the Firefly range make it easier for contractors to comply with the updated regulations and minimise the risk to life in the event of a fire.”


marshall-tufflex.com Hamiltonadds Grid option to Metalclad range


Hamilton Litestat has extended its popular Metalclad wiring accessories range to include grid-fixed plates. The heavy-duty design is known for being suited to robust applications, such as workshops, garages, sheds, schools and industrial premises, and with the look currently on-trend, it works equally well in residential properties, such as warehouse studios/apartments, looking for a modern industrial finish.


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he new Metalclad Grid accessories enable the installer to undertake more complex wiring projects where an instant bespoke solution is required on-site. Hamilton offers a grid


solution on the majority of designer plate collections across the range but now extends this to the Metalclad design to provide installers with even more switch-control flexibility that’s oſten required in more challenging environments. The Metalclad Grid range is available in 1-8-gang front plates in a stylish


steel finish with white inserts and white surrounds. For a contemporary seamless finish, the back boxes have been developed to ensure a precise fit and can be surface mounted. Like standard Grid accessories, the clip-in modules allow the exact solution for a project to be created, with printed words or symbols for appliance or function identification. Within the range is the 20AX Double Pole Key Switch "Emergency Light


Test" module, which is supplied as standard in 3-8-gang units. Also added is the stand-out 1 gang 13A Double Pole Key Switch Fuse Spur, which comes in a striking red finish and incorporates a key test switch. This safety switch, designed for use with high-power electrical appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers and fridges, adds an eye-catching design feature to the collection while being robust and practical.


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Like standard Grid accessories, the clip-in modules allow the exact solution for a project to be created, with printed words or symbols for appliance or function identification.


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