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Intrakat Group solidifies position as second largest construction company in Greece following Aktor acquisition

Intrakat Group, a leading player in Greece’s construction, infrastructure, renewable energy sources, real estate development, concessions/PPPs, and waste management sectors, has further strengthened its position with the acquisition of Aktor, becoming the second largest construction company in Greece with a backlog of projects exceeding €4 billion.

Intrakat Group’s growth plan is based on a clear strategic and investment orientation, with a focus on expanding its business footprint in the coming years. The Group already has a strong presence in all of its targeted sectors and will continue to expand further.

With a turnover of €225 million and €365 million in asset value, the Group’s most recent acquisition is the Apanema Resort in Mykonos Town, which will be transformed into a state-of-the-art luxury boutique hotel. Since the beginning of 2022, Intrakat also operates the 5-star “Xenodocheio Milos” in the heart of Athens.

The Group is planning to bid for the new concession of the Attiki Odos by participating as part of a 30% joint venture with the Portuguese company BRISA, a European behemoth with vast experience in road networks and motorways’ management.

In the context of the green transition and the energy challenge, Intrakat Group is investing in Renewable Energy Sources, which will be an investment priority and a key growth driver, with stable financial flows for the coming years. Intrakat already has a significant portfolio of RES projects with a capacity of 1.8 GW and electricity storage projects of 0.7 GW. Moreover, as offshore wind farms are a great opportunity for Greece to increase the production of “green” energy, Intrakat has already formed a strategic alliance in this direction, with Parkwind, which has extensive experience in similar projects.

In addition to expanding its presence in the renewable energy sector, the Group plans to strengthen its presence in real estate and tourism infrastructure. Intrakat is focusing on developing luxury hotel and residential units in high-end tourist destinations such as Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, Syros, Athens, and Crete.

“We are excited to take this significant step forward for Intrakat Group and consolidate our position as the second largest construction company in Greece. This acquisition will enable us to expand our capabilities and our geographic reach, while continuing to provide high-quality services to our clients,” said Andreas Athanasopoulos, Intrakat Group’s CEO.

The acquisition of Aktor is a key milestone for Intrakat Group’s growth strategy, and the Group’s focus on strategic investments and clear direction is expected to drive stable financial flows and position it as a leader in the Greek market for years to come.

Targeted at business investors and those interested in positive growth, this announcement highlights Intrakat Group’s continued commitment to expanding its presence in various sectors, while solidifying its position as a major player in Greece’s construction and infrastructure markets.

About Intrakat Group

Intrakat Group is a leading player in Greece’s construction, infrastructure, renewable energy sources, real estate development, concessions/PPPs, and waste management sectors. With a clear strategic and investment orientation, the Group is focused on expanding its business footprint and has a strong presence in all of its targeted sectors. With a turnover of €225 million and €365 million in asset value, the Group is well-positioned for growth with a backlog of projects exceeding €4 billion. Intrakat Group is committed to strategic investments, clear direction, and providing high-quality services to clients in various sectors while solidifying its position as a major player in Greece’s construction and infrastructure markets.

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Dubai’s Luxury Market Shows No Signs of Slowing Since its 2021 Surge; Expansion Expected to Continue this Year

Dubai’s luxury real estate market is poised to continue booming in 2023, with a deluge of international ultra-high-net-worth investors flocking to the city amid economic and geopolitical uncertainty elsewhere.

Gulf Business has shed light on the key factors providing an impetus to the substantial influx of private wealth for ultra-luxury properties in UAE over the last year.

The sale of prime real estate in Dubai increased 89% in October 2021 from the previous year—a speedy recovery from a steep slump prevailing from 2014 to 2020. Dubai’s real estate market climbed so fast that it caught many off guard.

Dubai Luxury Real Estate Market Booming

2023 is witnessing a sharp rise in the demand for properties in the city’s prime and super prime enclaves, such as Downtown Dubai, Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Bay, and Business Bay.

Luxury prime properties in Dubai have been transacted for a whopping 7235 dirhams per sq.ft. in the first quarter of the year—a jump of 16% from 6,250 dirhams per sq.ft. registered in 2022.

Driving Forces Behind Dubai’s Luxury Real Estate Market Boom

The global upheaval has seen a flight of capital from Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries recently, and Dubai’s luxury property market has proven to be a prime benefactor due to its faster recovery from the pandemic crisis. 

The ultra-luxury hotels, exclusive penthouses, and villas with exquisite views are helping Dubai cement its iconic position in the luxury real estate market, thus making it the preference of wealthy buyers.

The hiking interest rates, soaring inflation, and deep recession looming over the West are unlikely to dent Dubai’s real estate market growth.

Again, UAE’s tax-free regime, pro-business policies, and easy mortgage plans are some key factors incentivising investors worldwide to snap up properties in Dubai.

However, mortgage transactions account for only a quarter of overall property deals in the city as most properties are bought by high-profile investors who are less bothered by mortgage rates. 

Off-plan payment structures which offer post-handover payment plans to investors, have made Dubai’s real estate top the customers’ list. Off-plan payment enables investors to rely less on borrowing, effortlessly adapt to foreign exchange fluctuations, and use strategies to retain their wealth.

The city’s excellent climate, safety, and unrivalled sun-sea-sand lifestyle have scintillated a terrific comeback leading to a meteoric rise in luxury property sales. Case in point: Dubai’s luxury real estate market has been ranked fourth globally, closing in on New York (NY), Los Angeles (LA), and London.

In 2022, this Middle Eastern real estate business hub racked up 219 property sales valued at USD 10M or more, compared to 93 in 2021—a jump of 135%.

By comparison, NY recorded 244 sales worth around $10M, LA 225 transactions, and London 223.

The fast development of townhouses and apartments with a brand name has long been considered a key factor in buoying Dubai’s property market. Around 48 branded projects in Dubai are poised to be delivered in the next few years. 

Again, with millionaires preferring contemporary design, interior design services in Dubai, such as Accouter, are getting a push. High-end interior design studios can turn exclusive spaces into exquisite residences while ensuring a superior living experience.

Wrapping Up

Despite soaring prices, Dubai’s luxury real estate market is set to see substantial growth this year with record-high sales. 

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Intrakat participates in Athens and Ellinikon’s construction transformation

Do you recall the recent years when Greece was considered the black sheep of Europe? The time Greece flirted with Grexit and its best minds fled the country? Well, all this is in the past. In the last 4-5 years the country has been in the midst of an unprecedented construction boom; small and large projects, public and private, are literally transforming the face of Greece to such an extent that if someone had left 15 years ago, it would be hard to recognise several of its parts.

A key development drive for the country is the “Greece 2.0” plan, the government’s reform plan funded by the RRF, aimed to wrap up by 2026. Greece’s part is set to €31 billion, the largest amount secured by an EU country in relation to its GDP. This amount will change the face of the country, with an emphasis on green growth, digital transition, competitiveness of the economy and, of course, infrastructure. Grants amounting to €7.96 billion will be directed to projects directly related to Construction, mobilising total resources of €13.3 billion, together with the relevant leverage.

The country’s new face is not only found in its popular tourist destinations or in its modern airports. A construction “big bang” is taking place mainly in Greece’s capital: Athens is developing into a pole of attraction for large investments with its main driver being its coastal front: the Athenian Riviera stretches for a length of 70 kilometers, from Faliro to Sounio and several players, domestic and foreigners wish to be placed either in hotel investments, in luxury tourist infrastructures, or of course in luxury housing markets. Athens’ seafront is rapidly changing with investments in the tens of billions, creating a high-quality destination that puts the city on the map of luxury destinations, next to Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Rome or even Paris. The purchasing interest of investors does not focus only on the natural beauty or the climate of the country; it mainly concerns margins of significant returns and capital gains that a future sale of these properties hides, for those who treat this type of real estate as an investment product.

The country’s greatest urban regeneration project is of course Ellinikon, poised to become a new modern landmark in Greece’s capital city. The project is located in the old Athens airport area, part of an extensive development of around 6,2km2. Developed by Lamda Development, it is considered the biggest greenfield urban infrastructure investment in Europe, the largest privately-funded investment to be carried out in Greece, budgeted at around €8 billion and set to create more than 75,000 jobs. When completed, it will seem as a “city within a city”, home to hotels, shopping arcades, schools, healthcare centers, office space, sports facilities, a massive, two-milliopn square-meter outdoor space known as Ellinikon Park , and an estimated 10,000 residential units. Five high-rise buildings are planned, with the luxurious Riviera Tower set to rise 200 meters above sea level. Designed by Foster+Partners as architects, it will be the tallest building in Greece and the tallest green beachfront high-rise building in the Mediterranean. The Project will consist of a high-end residential tower of 50 floors, comprising of 169 residential units reaching 204.2m high (from sea level).

A consortium of “Bouygues Batiment International”, a French construction company that has been specialising in complex building projects for almost 50 years, and “INTRAKAT”, a construction company (one of Greece’s biggest groups with presence in SE Europe), involved in large scale construction projects, including civil engineering, infrastructure, telecom networks, renewable energy, environmental and real estate development projects, has been selected as a consultant for Riviera Tower. As the company’s Vice President and CEO Alexandros Eksarchou puts it,“the challenge for big construction companies is not only to undertake new projects, but to enter into a new era with state-of-the-art technology and environmental friendly construction materials”. The collaboration started in July 2021, with the digital presentation of the project, following the commissioning of early works by Lamda Development. Discussions are currently underway for the co-formation of the final construction studies and execution.

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Intrakat’s successful €100 million share capital increase

Intrakat’s vice-president and managing director talks to Vima about the next day for the group, following its successful €100 million share capital increase. He announces acquisitions, dynamic activities in renewable energy and does not neglect to mention large projects such as the concession of the Attica Road.

Mr. Exarchou also emphasizes the excellent relationship that exists among Intrakat’s main shareholders, noting that “it is the strongest card for the company’s course”.

Mr. Exarchou, you took the helm of Intrakat at a difficult time for the construction company. What was the (listed) company’s image when Winex went public?

  • “Intrakat has always been a company with significant growth potential and great know-how and experience in the construction industry. Our decision to invest was based on the company’s track record and the prospects we saw for it with the right strategy and support. Indeed, when we joined the company as a major shareholder, it was a period where Intrakat was falling short of its targets and its operating results had been compressed. Let’s not forget that the significant price increases in raw materials and energy, as well as, the cost of accelerating projects that had been delayed during the pandemic, affected the group’s results, as well as the industry in general. As a new shareholder and new management, we made a quick decision and swiftly implemented a comprehensive operational and management restructuring plan, which unlocked the value that the company had inside and gave it the breath, support and strategic direction it needed, in order to advance dynamically”.

The increase of 100 million euros in the share capital was successfully completed, since it was approved by the General Assembly of Shareholders. Where will the raised funds be allocated?

  • “We are particularly satisfied with the successful increase of the share capital by 100 million euros and for the trust and support of our shareholders. We carried out one of the largest IPOs that have been done in recent years and not only in this particular industry, and I warmly thank -once again- all the shareholders who participated in our development plan. We are building a new Intrakat, which is extroverted in its investments and competitive in modern terms in all areas of its activity. We want to build a strong foundation at Intrakat, and that’s what we’re doing now, relying on our own engineers (we’re already hiring), our own machinery and know-how, and less on subcontractors, which are certainly important, but they have to play a supporting role. The relationship among the shareholders is an essential component of the company’s progress and it is certainly one of Intrakat’s strengths – the excellent relations between the main shareholders. As the new main shareholder and new management, we have envisioned Intrakat as a leading group in SE Europe and this is the strategic goal that we support and serve. Now, following the share capital increase, the company has more than 140 million in equity and proportionately very little debt, which allows it to access financing, should it be required, in order to participate in large infrastructure development projects. Very soon you will hear from us on the acquisition front, as we evaluate investment opportunities in construction – infrastructure, in RES, in PPPs and concessions, but also in the sectors of waste management and real estate, which we have entered dynamically. Of the 100 million euros of the increase, we estimate that 50 million will be invested in acquisitions, while the rest will be used as working capital.”

One of the sectors which Intrakat attaches special importance to, is the ‘Renewable Energy Sources’ sector. You have announced the preparation of a bond issue of 120 million euros. How is this process going?

  • “RES already play an important role in energy self-sufficiency, as well as in sustainable development. We see this as an area where Intrakat can grow strategically and create a strong footprint with stable cash flows, both in clean energy generation and storage, and is -therefore- our investment priority. We already have a portfolio of 1.8GW (1,000MW wind farms and 800MW solar) and 0.7GW electricity storage projects, which we expect to generate positive cash flows by 2023. As far as the bond issue is concerned, we are at an advanced stage of negotiations with the cooperating banks, our goal is to proceed with a dynamic investment plan until 2024 and we believe that it will have the appropriate financing”.

In our country, the procedures for the development of offshore wind farms are also opening. Your company, along with the Belgian Parkwind has announced its participation in the upcoming tenders. How many Megawatts will you claim?

  • “Offshore wind farms are a great opportunity for Greece to increase its production of ‘green’ energy and we are glad that the state has worked in this direction by facilitating the procedures for their development. It is possible to achieve the national target of producing at least 2 GW of offshore wind power by 2030 and Intrakat’s goal is to claim a leadership position in this sector. Our strategic partner Parkwind has extensive experience in similar projects and will soon have a capacity of more than 1 GW. Accordingly, Intrakat has significant expertise in local infrastructure and we already have 1,000 MW of capacity from wind farm projects.”

Participation in the Attica Road competition is one of Intrakat’s biggest bets. How is the process going when it comes to preparing investors for the final phase of the competition?

  • “As you know, we are participating in the tender as part of a 30% joint venture with Portugal’s BRISA, a European giant with vast experience in managing road networks and motorways. In fact, BRISA’s strength and expertise is mainly in the modernization of highways based on digital technology, which is of utmost importance for the future of highways in our country. Given that the deadline for submission of offers is set for May 29, we are in the final stages of preparation.”

And one last question…

A large ‘pie’ of construction projects is opening up in Greece. What size could Intrakat claim?

“Major construction projects and infrastructure are a priority for us, as we believe that there is no development without modern infrastructure, roads, trains, ports, airports. Our goal is to claim even more projects that will improve public infrastructure and the daily life of citizens, but also the image of Greece as an attractive investment destination. We are planning our participation in projects that will be announced in the period 2023-2024 and will concern our areas of interest. Projects that we can execute well and within the predetermined timeframes and which will contribute to strengthening our position in the sector”.

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Process Parameters Releases Wiring Guide for the Pt100 Temperature Sensor

Process Parameters Ltd is a manufacturer of thermocouples, thermistor sensors and platinum resistance thermometers (also known as RTDs and Pt100s) with many years of experience.

The company is committed to meeting the needs of its customers and providing top-quality products. It provides products that are excellent value for money, backed by the highest levels of service and technical support from experts.

Process Parameters’s products are suitable for a various industries, such as aerospace, automotive, biomass, construction, defence, electronics, food & beverage, foundries, and more. The company’s product selection and specifications meet a wide range of needs over the entire temperature range (including cryogenic temperatures for molten metals).

The company’s wiring guide for Pt100 temperature sensors allows users to understand the wiring process since, according to UK-based industrial temperature sensor experts, a Pt100 temperature sensor’s conductor material depends on the thermocouple’s application.

A Pt100 temperature sensor has special wiring compared to other temperature sensors, particularly thermocouples. Therefore, incorrect sensor wiring could result in an inaccurate measurement or no reading from the measuring device.

According to Process Parameters Ltd’s wiring guide, a Pt100 temperature sensor will allow people to avoid mistakes during the wiring process. However, most people become confused over the misleading term “Pt100 Thermocouple”, as such a sensor type does not exist. Furthermore, this term combines the names of two technologies. Therefore, when specifying a thermocouple or Pt100, it is critical to identify the type of sensor in use.

Process Parameters Ltd states that a Pt100 is a sensor used to measure temperature. One type of sensor falls into a group called Resistance Temperature Detectors or RTDs. Several factors determine the specification of Pt100 temperature sensors, and what follows will describe each factor and allow you to specify a Pt100 temperature sensor easily.

Consequently, a guide for sensor wiring is crucial to ensure that wiring is done correctly. This is because the measuring instrument may give an incorrect or no reading.

The experts at Process Parameters have experience in providing temperature measurement, control, and recording solutions for various industries. Process Parameters Ltd has been involved in product selection and specification to fulfil various equipment over the whole temperature range, from cryogenic temperatures to molten metals.

By offering guides and advice on Pt100 temperature sensors, Process Parameters Ltd aims to make the wiring process as simple as possible. This will ensure the job is done right the first time.

Process Parameters Ltd. states that the circumstances of the process will determine the cable needed to connect the sensor to the measuring unit. Many standard sensors include a flying wire directly attached to the instrument. This cable was carefully chosen to satisfy the application’s temperature requirements and other environmental factors.

Process Parameters Ltd has been in business for over 14 years and serves many clients, from small businesses to large blue-chip companies and universities. Process Parameters Ltd’s discerning and well-trained staff have years of experience in industrial temperature measurement and thermography.

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SnoBlox-SnoJax’s Revolutionary Approach to Dealing With Ice Dams

SnoBlox-SnoJax, the industry leader in rooftop snow retention systems is proud to announce their revolutionary new approach to dealing with ice dams. Ice dams are a common problem during the winter months, and can cause significant damage to homes and businesses. SnoBlox-SnoJax has developed a new system that will prevent ice dams from forming, and keep your rooftop free of snow and ice!

The new system utilizes gutter guards to prevent ice melt from turning into ice dams and is designed to work with any existing snow retention system. It’s also very easy to install and requires no special maintenance. Simply place the gutter guards inside your gutters on your rooftop, and it will automatically allow water from ice melt to drain away! The system can be used on any size rooftop and will keep your gutters clean and free of ice and snow.

This new gutter guard system is a must-have for any business or homeowner in areas that experience winter weather with or without a chance of snow. It is an easy and effective way to prevent ice dams and will save you time and money in the long run. Contact SnoBlox-SnoJax today to learn more about this revolutionary new system!

What Are Gutter Guards?  

Gutter guards are devices that are placed inside gutters to prevent leaves, twigs, and other debris from clogging them. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be made from different materials such as plastic, metal, or mesh. Gutter guards keep gutters clean and free-flowing, and help to prevent water damage to your home or business.

Why Are Gutter Guards Important?  

Gutter guards are important because they help to prevent clogs in gutters. Clogged gutters can cause a number of problems, including water damage to your home or business, insect infestations, and even flooding. Gutter guards keep gutters clean and free-flowing, which helps to prevent these problems. They also prevent ice dams from forming by allowing water from melting ice and snow to drain away.

How Do Gutter Guards Work?  

Gutter guards work by preventing leaves, twigs, and other debris from clogging gutters. These guards fit inside gutters and prevent debris from falling in. This prevents clogs and keeps gutters free-flowing. Gutter guards also help to prevent ice dams from forming by allowing water from melting ice and snow to drain away instead of damming up and refreezing on the roof.

Why Are Gutter Guards Important For Snow And Ice?  

Gutter guards are important for snow and ice because they help to prevent ice dams from forming. Ice dams are formed when water from melting ice and snow dams up in gutters and then refreezes. This can cause damage to your home or business and is a major problem during the winter months. Gutter guards help to prevent this by allowing water to drain away instead of damming up.

How Do I Choose The Right Gutter Guards?  

There are a few things to consider when choosing the right gutter guards for your home or business. First, you need to decide what material you want the guards to be made from. Plastic, metal, and mesh are all common choices. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it is important to compare them before making a decision. Second, you need to decide what size guards you need. This will depend on the size of your gutters and the amount of debris they typically collect. Finally, you need to decide how many guards you need. This will depend on the length of your gutters and the number of downspouts they have.

Different Gutter Guard Material – The Pros And Cons  

Plastic Gutter Guards  

Pros: Plastic gutter guards are the cheapest option. These gutter guards are also the lightest and easiest to install.

Cons: Plastic can be easily damaged by sunlight and extreme temperatures. These gutter guards are also not as durable as other options.

Metal Gutter Guards  

Pros: Metal gutter guards are more durable than plastic guards. They are also less likely to be damaged by sunlight and extreme temperatures.

Cons: Metal gutter guards are more expensive than plastic guards. The metal ones are also heavier and more difficult to install.

Mesh Gutter Guards  

Pros: Mesh gutter guards are the most durable option. They are also the best at preventing debris from entering gutters.

Cons: Mesh gutter guards are more expensive than plastic and metal guards. Mesh is quite heavy and more difficult to install.

How Do I Install Gutter Guards?  

Installing gutter guards is a relatively simple process. First, you need to clean your gutters and remove any debris. Next, you need to measure your gutters to make sure you know the length and cut the guards to size. Finally, you need to install the guards in your gutters. You can install them by using screws, nails, or adhesive.

How Often Should I Clean My Gutters?  

Gutters need to be cleaned at least once a year to keep them free of debris. However, if you have a lot of trees near your home or business, you may need to clean them more often. This is because leaves and twigs can fall into the gutters and cause clogs. Cleaning your gutters regularly will help to prevent problems and keep your gutters working properly.

More About SnoBlox-SnoJax  

SnoBlox-SnoJax is the industry leader in rooftop snow retention systems. They have been in business for over 25 years and have installed and sold their systems to thousands of commercial and residential rooftop contractors and owners. Their systems are designed to safely and effectively remove snow and ice from roofs, gutters, and downspouts. They also offer a variety of gutter guards to help prevent clogs and ice dams. For more information about their products and services, visit their website or check out their social media channels: Facebook, Instagram

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U.S Made Roofing Fall Protection Tools Now Available At Fall Protection Distributors

Fall Protection Distributors is proud to announce that they now carry roofing tools made in the USA. These tools are of the highest quality and have been tested to meet the most stringent safety standards. With a wide selection of roof anchors, fall protection equipment, and safety accessories, Fall Protection Distributors is your one-stop shop for all your roofing protection needs. Visit the Fall Protection website today for more information.

When Is Fall Protection Required?  

OSHA recommends fall protection implementation anytime workers are at height, generally more than 6′ up.  An OSHA safety plan is vitally important for roofers working on all roof types and all roof pitches.  Steeper roofs may require special equipment and planning. It is always best to consult with a properly trained safety manager or professional when planning a project at height.  

Selecting The Right Tool For The Roof

Most fall protection equipment is designed for use with either asphalt shingles or metal roofs. Asphalt shingle roofs are the most common type of roof in the United States, so there is a wide variety of tools available for this type of roof. Metal roofs are less common, and may require more specialized fall protection anchors.  In order to maintain the waterproof integrity of the system, standing seam panels cannot have equipment mechanically fastened through the panels.  Therefore, specialized anchors fabricated specifically for standing seam must be used.  These anchor use set screws to lock onto the seams, instead of screwing through the metal.  

When working on any roof type, the first step is to make sure your safety equipment is in place before you start working on the roof. This can be done by putting on a harness, attaching a fall protection anchor to the roof.  Once your anchor is properly installed, a vertical lifeline is attached that will trail down the roof. The worker then will attach the lanyard with rope grab to the vertical lifeline. There are numerous ways of doing this, but this is the most common method. The main thing that changes for different roof types is the type of anchorage used to fasten to the roof. 

No matter what type of roof you are working on, it is always best to consult with a trained safety manager or professional before beginning any work. This will ensure that you have the right tools and that you know how to use them properly.

What Personal Safety Equipment Is A Must When Working On A Roof?  

When working on a roof, it is always best to wear safety equipment. This includes a hard hat, gloves, and safety glasses. It is also a good idea to wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt to protect your skin from the sun. If working at height, always develop a suitable OSHA safety plan that includes fall protection and a rescue plan in case of a fall.

How Do Fall Protection Distributors Do Tool Testing?  

All of the tools that Fall Protection Distributors sell are tested to meet the highest safety standards. This includes testing for durability, strength, and stability. Fall Protection Distributors is committed to providing their customers with the safest and most reliable products on the market.

All equipment, especially the roofing safety equipment like harnesses and roofing anchors are tested to be compliant with OSHA/ANSI standards.  The team at Fall Protection Distributors takes great pride in providing their customers with the highest quality products available.

Visit Fall Protection Distributors with their wide selection of roofing tools, fall protection equipment, and safety accessories, have everything you need to get the job done safely and efficiently.

More About Fall Protection Distributors  

Fall Protection Distributors is a leading provider of fall protection equipment and safety accessories in the U.S.A. They offer a wide selection of products, including roof anchors, fall protection harnesses, lanyards, and more. No matter if you’re a professional roofing company or an individual contractor, they have the products you need to get the job done safely.

Fall Protection Distributors is committed to providing their customers with the highest quality products available. For more information about Fall Protection Distributors and their products, visit their website to learn more about their products and how they can help you stay safe while working on your roof. Also take a look at their social media pages for some handy tips and tricks – Facebook, Instagram, YouTube

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Introducing Snow Guard Rails From SnoBlox-SnoJax – The Number One Snowguard Solution

SnoBlox-SnoJax offers a complete line of snow retention solutions for nearly all roof types. These systems are designed to prevent the sliding of snow and ice and prevent damage. Snoblox-Snojax was the pioneer in the industry of polycarbonate snowguards, having developed the world’s first one in 1976.

Snow Guard – A Winter Climate Necessity

For homes and businesses located in cold winter climates, snow safety is a crucial aspect of construction. When snow accumulates on roofs it can pose a risk to vent pipes, gutters, deck railings, pedestrians, vehicles and HVAC equipment.

Shingled roofs are often capable of stopping the avalanching effect. However, metal roofs do not have the same rough texture. This causes snow to simply slide quickly from the roof to the ground below. This can sometimes happen unexpectedly, posing an even greater risk to those below.

Snow Guard Innovation

Snow guards are designed to hold snow in place on the roof. This allows the snow to melt gradually. When snow can be kept in place this way, it decreases the chance of the avalanching snow causing damage or injuries.

Snow guards are known by many names. Snow birds, snow stops, and even snow cleats are just a few of the terms used to describe this innovative device that can make homes a safer place during the winter.

Differences In Snow Guards

There are a few different types of snow guards. These are generally known as snow retention systems.

Pad Style- This type of snow retention is comprised of individually mounted guards typically made of metal or polycarbonate. There are various designs to fit different panel types. These components are about 2-3” tall. The size of the components used will be based on the expected ground snow load rating for the project location. There is also a Snowbreaker style made of polycarbonate that is used to break up the snow and ice while still allowing it to slide off the roof. These are commonly used over doorways or on solar panels.

Snow Rail/Bar System- Snow rails are often used in areas where very heavy loads of snow are expected. Rail and bar systems are designed to have a clean, low profile look once installed. They can also be color matched to help them blend into the roof system.

Snow rails are often used on commercial metal roofs. These larger structures need a snow retention system that will ensure a snow avalanche does not endanger people passing below.

Snow Guards Intended Use

Snow guards are recommended for anyone with a metal roof living in a climate that expects a good amount of snowfall each year. This product is an important addition to your metal roof. This product can decrease the chances of damage or injuries on a property during the winter months.

Other Ways To Prevent Winter Damage or Injuries

In addition to the use of snow guards, there are other ways to help prevent damage to property or injuries to people during the winter months.

Snow and ice removal- Snow and ice removal from areas where foot traffic is expected is a necessary chore during the winter months. This can greatly reduce the instances of injuries on the property.

Winterization- Winterizing a property for the upcoming winter is another important step that can be taken to prevent property damage. Extreme winter temperatures can cause pipes to burst, causing flooding. This type of property damage can be complicated and expensive to repair.

Dead limb removal- It is also important that dead limbs are removed before heavy frost and snow begin to accumulate. Dead limbs on trees can fall suddenly, causing damage to property and can cause injuries to people or animals passing below.

SnoBlox-SnoJax brings innovative snow retention systems to homeowners and business owners. These products can help prevent injuries, damage, and liability during the winter months. 

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Fall Protection Distributors Introduces A One Size Fits All Standing Seam Roof Anchor

Standing seam roofs are becoming more common because they are easier to install and repair than traditional flat roofs. They also provide better insulation and protection from weather damage. However, you require a special type of anchor to safely get on this roof.

Introducing the Standing Seam Roof Anchor SSRA1 from Fall Protection Distributors. It is a revolutionary product that allows homeowners, building owners, and contractors to work safely on standing seam roofs without penetrating the panels. Engineered for safety, this anchorage attachment is perfect for anyone working on or around a standing seam roof.

The SSRA1 standing seam anchor from Fall Protection Distributors is a one size fits all model that can be used on any roof. It is made of durable stainless steel hardware that can withstand the elements and provides a secure hold for Standing seam roofs. The SSRA1 standing seam anchor also only needs to be installed once every five years.

For more information about the SSRA1 Standing Seam Roof Anchor, visit Fall Protection Distributors

Why Are Standing Seam Roofs Different?  

Standing seam roofs are designed to resist water and wind damage better than traditional flat roofs. They also provide extra insulation against extreme temperatures. But because of their unique design, they require a different type of standing seam roof anchor for every kind of standing seam roof.

The SSRA1 standing seam roof anchor from Fall Protection Distributors is a one size fits all model that can be used on any roof. This makes it a unique design in the roofing industry. It is made of durable stainless steel components that can withstand the elements and provides a secure hold for working on metal standing seam roofs. The standing seam anchor also only needs to be installed once every five years.

For more information about the universal Standing Seam Roof Anchor, visit Fall Protection Distributors today.

What Makes the SSRA1 Standing Seam Roof Anchor Model Unique?  

The SSRA1 was just subjected to Ultimate Failure testing at an ISO 17025/ANSI Z359.18 certified materials testing lab, which passed with flying colors. Our expectations were exceeded, as was that of our competition. The OSHA and ANSI maximum load capacity is 5,000 pounds, but the SSRA1 was tested at 14,500 pounds of force.When the Grade 8 top bolts sheared, the aluminum anchor body was completely unharmed or bent; thus, the experiment was completed. The unique structural design of the anchor body accounts for this spectacular strength. This places the SSRA1 in a category by itself!

This life-saving gadget has a unique, non-penetrating design that is unlike anything else on the market. A solid 6061-T6 aluminum body with 12 stainless steel set screws is included in the standard setup. For single-person attachment, a 5,000 lbs certified D-ring is also included in the standard assembly. It arrives pre assembled as a single seam, single-user anchor, and ready to use. This compression-type anchor with bolts that squeeze the seam between the metal plates is far superior to set screws and weaker compression designs because it doesn’t allow the device to move when subjected to forces as weaker compression designs do. It also doesn’t damage the roof panels as set screws do.

What Are The Advantages Of The SSRA1 Standing Seam Roof Anchor?  

The SSRA1 Standing Seam Roof Anchor has many advantages over other roof anchors.

At just 4.5lbs, the SSRA1 standing seam roof anchor is the world’s lightest OSHA 5,000 certified anchor. This makes it perfect for anyone looking for a quick and easy installation with minimal tools required. Whether you need a temporary or permanent attachment solution, this product has you covered.

The universal fit design works on more than 500 Standing Seam Panel Profiles – and there’s no reassembly required! It fits t-seams, bulb seams, SnapLok, single lok, double lok MR-24, and more. In fact, no other anchor fits as many profiles.

The ANSI ASTM B-117 Salt Spray test ensures that our non-corrosive aluminum and stainless steel components won’t corrode. For a permanent installation, we can powder-coat your standing seam roof anchor to match the color of your roof.

This product is also backed with a Lifetime Life-Saving Warranty because it is made in the USA.

The sleek, low-profile design of this anchor when attaching to the seam prevents trip hazards and is less noticeable on permanent attachments.

This roof anchor has been safety tested to endure up to 5,000 lbs of pulling force from every direction. Additionally, workers can access both sides of the roof without having to reposition the anchor. If you’d like further reassurance, you can review the test report on the Fall Protection Distributors Test Report Page.

The only certified component system for attaching pretty much anything to a standing seam roof. The customizable mount enables you to attach equipment from various fall protection manufacturers. Attachment of roof jacks, walk boards, SRLs, horizontal lifelines, ladder anchoring, and other items is possible using this product. The catch, you will need a torque wrench with a downrange reading up to in/lbs and a 3/16″ hex bit socket for proper installation.

What’s Included When You Buy A SSRA1 Standing Seam Roof Anchor?  

When buying an SSRA1 anchor, you can expect the following:

-6061-T6 Aluminum Body for a universal fit design

-5,000 lbs certified D-Ring

-12 cupped tipped screws that are 3/16″ hex/Allen bit compatible

-3/16″ hex/Allen bit

-Lifetime Life-Saving Warranty included  

-The owner’s Manual also included

If you only want to use your anchor once or twice and remove it again, Fall Protection Distributors recommends using Nylon Tipped Set Screws for less chance of damaging the standing seam metal roof panels.

More About Fall Protection Distributors  

Fall Protection Distributors is a leading distributor of fall protection products with over 30 years of experience in the industry. Their mission is to provide their customers with the highest quality fall protection products and services at competitive prices. They are proud to offer a wide selection of OSAH-certified fall protection products from the leading manufacturers in the industry.

Their team of certified professionals can help you design and install a complete fall protection system that meets OSHA standards.

For more information about their products and services, please visit their website or social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

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Merlin’s Ac & Plumbing Is Proud To Announce A New Look For Their Website

Merlin’s AC & Plumbing is excited to announce a brand new look for their company website. The updated website features a sleek and modern design, making it easier than ever for customers to find the information they need.

The new website layout is also designed to be mobile-friendly, so customers can easily access it on their smartphones and tablets. In addition, the website includes a blog section where customers can read articles on topics related to plumbing, insulation, duct cleaning, and AC repairs.

Merlin’s AC & Plumbing is committed to providing their customers with the best possible experience, and they hope that the new website will help to do just that. Take a look at the new Merlin’s AC & Plumbing website design here.

When Should A Company Website Be Redesigned?  

A company website should be redesigned every few years to keep up with the latest trends and technologies. This can help ensure that customers have a positive experience when they visit the site and that they can easily find the information they need. This is especially important if those dealing with a plumbing emergency.

Changes to websites usually include :

– A new layout and design

– New features and functionality

– Updated content

How Does This New Look Benefit Merlin’s AC & Plumbing?  

The new design of the website makes it easier for customers to find the information they need and to navigate around the site. The mobile-friendly design is also beneficial, as more and more people are using their smartphones and tablets to access the internet.

Merlin’s AC & Plumbing is hopeful that the new website will help to improve customer satisfaction and increase sales. They also want to make it as easy as possible for customers to find help in an emergency. If you’re in need of plumbing or AC repairs in Phoenix, AZ, be sure to check out the new website.

What services do Merlin’s AC & Plumbing Offer?  

You can expect the following services from Merlin’s AC & Plumbing:

– Residential Plumbing

– Commercial Plumbing

– Drain cleaning

– Water heater repair

– Sewer line repair

– Gas line repair

– AC repair

– AC duct cleaning

– Home energy audits

– Insulation replacement

For more information, visit the website.

Why Do You Need A Plumber On Call?  

You never know when you’re going to need a plumber. If you have a plumbing emergency, it’s important to have a plumber on call who can come to your rescue immediately.

At Merlin’s AC & Plumbing, they understand the importance of having a reliable plumbing team on call. That’s why they offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services. So, if you have a plumbing problem in the middle of the night, you can rest assured that Merlin’s will be there to help.

If you’re looking for a plumber in Phoenix, AZ, look no further than Merlin’s AC & Plumbing. They’re always available to help, no matter what time of day it is.

What Is The Most Common Type Of Plumbing Problem?  

The most common type of plumbing problem is a clogged drain. This can happen for a variety of reasons, such as hair buildup, food waste, or soap scum. If you have a clogged drain, it’s important to call a plumber right away so they can clear it out and prevent any further damage.

At Merlin’s AC & Plumbing, they have years of experience dealing with clogged drains. You can count on them to use the latest techniques and equipment to quickly and efficiently clear out your drain.

If you’re dealing with a clogged drain, don’t hesitate to get a plumber in immediately. Water damage to your home isn’t something you want to have.

What Are The Benefits Of Having Your AC Ducts Cleaned?  

There are several benefits of having your AC ducts cleaned, such as:

– Improved air quality

– Reduced allergens and dust in your home

– Increased energy efficiency

– Extended lifespan of your AC unit

If you’re interested in having your AC ducts cleaned, it’s recommended to call a professional. At Merlin’s AC & Plumbing, you’ll get top service and clean AC ducts in no time. You can count on the job being done right so you can enjoy all the benefits of clean ducts.

Who Is Merlin’s AC And Plumbing?  

Merlin’s AC & Plumbing is a family-owned and operated business that has been serving the Phoenix, AZ area for over 20 years. They are committed to providing their customers with quality services and products at a fair price. Merlin’s AC & Plumbing is also open 24/7, so customers can call anytime they need assistance.

If you’re in need of plumbing or AC repairs, you can get in touch with Merlin’s AC & Plumbing. They will be happy to help you resolve any plumbing or AC issues you may be having.

For more information, visit their social media pages: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter