December Events: SSR2® and Thermally broken lintels


Throughout December, Catnic will be visiting Birmingham to showcase its innovative products in the concluding trade exhibitions of 2018. These exhibitions provide a great chance for visitors to gain hands-on experience with Catnic’s extensive range of market leading products, as well as ask any questions of our expert team.

ecoSHOWCASE at Birmingham Edgbaston Cricket Ground – 5th December

ecoSHOWCASE provides an opportunity for visitors to meet experts and suppliers of cutting edge, sustainable building products and solutions.

To find out more about the event and to register to attend, please visit

Jewson Live at the Nation Exhibition Centre, Birmingham – 11th- 13th December

Jewson Live is the UK’s largest builders’ merchant show, offering live product demonstrations and displays as well as showcasing new products and innovations from market leading building product manufacturers.

For more information on Jewson Live visit

The experienced Catnic team will be focusing on two key products at both the events this month. The first being its SSR2® Roofing and Cladding system, a cost-effective alternative to materials such as zinc. The system is also seven times lighter than traditional clay or slate equivalents and can be used for pitched roofs as low as 5°.

Manufactured from Tata Steel’s Colorcoat Ultra® pre-finished steel, the system is rated ‘A+’ within the BRE Green Guide and BBA approved. Providing a modern aesthetic, SSR2® is available in eight different colours with a Galvalloy® metallic coating. The system can either make a visual impact or the tonal matt colours can blend harmoniously with the surrounding landscape - providing a sustainable and modern roofline for any property.

Visitors to the exhibitions will be able to receive information on the free SSR2® training courses held at Catnic’s training centre in Caerphilly, aimed at providing a practical overview of the system and guidance on all stages of the installation process.

Catnic’s Thermally Broken Lintel (TBL) range – the most thermally efficient steel lintel solution on the market – will also be a main feature at each event. A milestone in steel lintel engineering, the range offers a practical solution to meet both Building Regulations and a ‘fabric first’ approach to building design. The unique lintels deliver the thermal performance of two separate lintels, reducing heat loss through window head details by a significant 96%.

Crucially, the range also provides the same safe working loads as the rest of the Catnic lintel range, meaning customers can easily convert from traditional lintels to TBL without concerns about structural stability. The TBL range has also been designed to cover all building types from small domestic dwellings to large apartment buildings, including concrete floor loads.