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SPEEDSKIM ST and SF blade ranges working in harmony as a System, proven to enable the Plasterer to achieve flatter faster finishes - its that simple! What’s included on the NEW GENERATION ST AND SF Models.. New design double button end caps with shock absorbing over-mould – for protection and comfort. New design double punch ultra-light weight alloy handle. FREE – New robust external grade PVC blade guards – to protect against any damage when not in use. Not to mention the co-ex gasket seal to all blades (both ST and SF ranges) – which has proved incredibly popular this year. * Unique design means new blades and end caps are compatible with existing models. *New Generation design applies to all ST blue range, SF pink label, single items, popular Combi & PRO sets and spare blade packs! SPEEDSKIM SHOP
After comprehensive testing in the field, and much anticipation in the market place the Speedskim SF™ is now available! About the New Speedskim SF™ The New Speedskim SF™ is a completely new concept in plastering finishing. With all the attributes of the existing ST blade in terms of its flexibility the New Speedskim SF™ completes the system and delivers a great finish. With the addition of this new and exciting product Speedskim Technology® provides the ultimate plastering solution, enabling the Plasterer to increase output, enhance the quality of the work - at the same reducing operator fatigue. The New Speedskim SF™ is a composite design comprising of high grade (UV stabilised) PVC to give flexibility, and 19mm stainless steel (0.23mm thick) tip deliver the correct finish on material contact. The stainless steel is polished ‘All Weather’ high grade steel adhered to the PVC - using high performance tape. Needing minimal breaking in the unique stainless steel tip has 2mm machined radius ends and is good to go! This unique combination of flexibility and stainless steel strip mean the New Speedskim SF™ delivers a great finish on flat substrates i.e. plasterboard over metal stud as you would expect, but is very forgiving on slightly uneven surfaces typically found in older properties. With the same comprehensive size range as the existing Speedskim ST the new SF range offers the same versatility giving the right tool for the specific finishing task. Trialed already by a number of professionals, colleges and training academies (including British Gypsum), the new SF has had some glowing reports so far. Sizes available: 300, 600, 1200 and 1800mm. First SF sizes to roll out are the 300mm, 600mm and 1200mm. The 1800mm SF should roll out by the end of May. The New Speedskim SF™ will not remove the need for the trowel altogether (let’s face it that’s never going to happen!) but it’s another step in the right direction and will hopefully reduce trowel use and fatigue to a bare minimum. As you get used to the feel of the new SF you should find yourself reaching for the trowel less and less. To find out more about the New Speedskim SF™ and how it can benefit your plastering routine check out the SF Skim Coat ‘How to’ guide If you have any general product queries please give our Customer Services team a call T:+44(0)845 6000 227 or email us at E: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be pleased to assist with your enquiry.
Speedskim® Sponsors CITB Skillbuild – Plastering National Finals 2013 Following on from WorldSkills in Leipzig Speedskim® have been asked to sponsor the SkillBuild Plastering National Finals. As the UK’s biggest and longest running skills competition this year’s SkillBuild event is being held alongside the Skills Show at the NEC Birmingham. The SkillBuild competition is run by the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) with the endorsement of WorldSkills. Standards are incredibly high and the competition itself inspires many young people, transforming lives and changing the way we think about training and apprenticeships. Realising the advantages of Speedskim® as a great learning resource the CITB and British Gypsum have agreed to insert a special section into the competition module specifically for Speedskim® use. In this part of the module Plastering Finalists are able to deploy their Speedskim® to enhance the speed and quality of the finished work. We would like to take the opportunity to thank both CITB and British Gypsum for inviting us to sponsor this section of the competition. Good luck to all the individuals competing in this year’s SkillBuild event! Competition runs 13th to 15th November with awards ceremony on the 16th *Remember to book your free place online first – visit www.theskillsshow.com