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2000 Caradon proposed to sell some of its subsidiaries in order to concentrate on its "intelligent building systems division". The plumbing division (including Mira Showers and Twyford Bathrooms) was sold to HSBC Private Equity and the cheque printing division was being lined up for sale; the aluminium extrusions might also be sold. The name of the company would be changed to Novar, the name of the North American systems division