Barrier Sheet, a more durable protection material.

Sometimes regular screening/surface protection material, such as polythene, just don’t measure up. Barrier Sheet is a highly durable alternative made of reinforced polyethylene.

We regularly come across a number of applications from our clients that require a material for screening or protecting floors. The usual request is for a polythene like material that can be used to protect valuable surface from a range of foot traffic, whether a newly laid floor on a construction project or a school/leisure gym floor during events such as exams.

Regular polythene can often do the job but may degrade after use and certainly isn’t appropriate to store away once finished and re-use again at a later date. For a more durable material, that is hard-wearing and re-usable we recommend Barrier Sheet FR.

A strong tensile strength and flame retardant properties ensure enough durability to last prolonged and repeated use. A smooth surface also means reduced abrasion on the surface that the material would be protecting.

As well as strength and durability Barrier Sheet also offers outstanding resistance to vapour making it a great option as a screening material to protect from environmental stress such as wind and water.

For a stronger screening/polythene material that will last the duration of your construction project or event, look to Barrier Sheet.

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Tape ApplicatorA great little product, our Tape Applicators save you a great deal of time when applying tape to your work site.

If you are buying Tape we would strongly recommend using these guns to aid you with taping the protection, they will save both time and the frustration of finding the end of the tape!

The tape applicators are heavy duty and designed to last, they can be re-used again and again.

Providing Safe Walkways Around Sites

Adverse weather conditions can be problematic for foot traffic around construction sites, particularly in the winter months.

TrackTile is a brilliant solution for external ground protection such as safeguarding grass areas from churning up from heavy foot or vehicle traffic. It is also great for providing a safe pedestrian walkway on various ground surfaces particularly when wet or icy.

TrackTile is strong, portable and durable meaning it can be easily moved and re-purposed around site for particular areas that require extra ground traction such as access routes and walkways.

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For more information on TrackTile you can learn more here or call us on 0800 834 704.


We’ve got yet more great reviews of ZipWall to share with you. These testimonials just go to show how versatile and effective ZipWall is at combatting dust and dirt.

This has to be one of the most ingenious products we have ever seen. When our bed/bath remodel was done our contractor used this Zip Wall system to control the dust and keep the work zone seperate from the rest of the house. It save us (and him) a lot of extra cleaning at the end of each day and at the end of the job. It also kept our pets and kids safely out of his way, and my son could still watch the workers through the clear plastic “walls”.

Donna M. Vose. Source: Amazon.com

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Read Part 1: New Home Part 1 – Redecorating

New Home Redecorating Plastic FlooringDuring the redecorating process it has become apparent that plastic protection in the form of Protec Proplex, Promesh, Barrier sheeting and Carpetshield are all highly superior to cotton Dust Sheets or bits of old curtain and carpets.

In one room in the house the existing carpet has been left down unprotected (as it is ultimately going to be removed to expose the wooden flooring underneath). This has so far offered protection against wall paper paste and dust and debris but unlike the Proplex in the next room (which is protecting an exposed wooden floor) it has quickly become dirty and is very difficult to clean.
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Read Part 2: New Home Part 2 – Plastic Floor Protection versus Conventional Fabric Protection

RedecorationFollowing on from Matt’s move earlier this month a need arose to protect his new home whilst redecorating works get underway. The works involve wall paper stripping, plastering three rooms, some drilling and ultimately repainting and decorating. Whilst much of the house doesn’t require decorating the work in the rooms that do is likely to generate debris that could spread through the whole house, the use of protection will reduce this and protect existing floors, walls, doors and furnishings.
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Environmental Sustainability – How to recycle Protec Temporary Protection Materials

Protec have been busy this last year improving our sustainability credentials. Improving internal processes to further our sustainability initiatives, auditing our own suppliers as well as joining the Supply Chain Sustainability School has led us to proudly receiving Gold Award Status for our efforts last July.

One of our aims to further our environmental sustainability as a supplier is to clearly mark all our products with the relevant recycling marks to indicate which waste stream to dispose of our products in. To this end we have also found a great tool published by the BRE called BreMap.

BreMap is a free web based to which helps users to:

  • Locate the nearest most suitable waste management site in order to reduce transport of waste.
  • Find the nearest recycling sites, reclamation companies, composting facilities, manufacturer take-back schemes, transfer stations and landfill sites.
  • Find local reclaimed and recycled products and equipment for recycling and reprocessing.

Simply enter the category of waste and the postcode and the tool will provide you with a list of local facilities to process our products once disposed of.

To learn more about our sustainability activities or if you are interested in talking to Protec about us becoming a responsible member of your supply chain as suppliers of Temporary Protection Materials then please contact Edit Fillingham on 0800 834 704.

Rhino Tile Protecting Cobbled Street from Vehicle Access

Our new hard surface, heavy duty protection – perfect for the job of protecting vulnerable road surface which was used as access route to a site.

Protec were asked to solve the problem of providing a suitable form of external protection for an old cobbled road that was being used as an access route for a site. The specifications were that it needed to be heavy duty to stand up against heavy vehicular traffic and durable enough to withstand the extreme conditions of being outside for at least 3-4 months. Our new product, Rhino Tile, was decided to be the best solution. The Tiles are interlocking therefore making them very easy to lay down and requiring no need for tape, which would have been problematic due to being used outside as tape doesn’t tend to perform well for long periods of time when used externally.

The product protected the cobbled street and provided a durable access route for deliveries and traffic into site daily. tile 4 tile 3 photo (8)If you require external heavy duty protection for concrete pavements, roads or other hard surfaces then give us a call on 0800 834 704 to see if we can help.

When it comes to moving heavy machinery, floor protection becomes a real issue. Traditionally strong products such as steel sheeting were required to take the weight of the machinery whilst protecting the floor adequtely. However, one drawback to steel sheeting is that it can damage the floor after repeated use.

A large engineering Machinery installer which works in various industries has started using our 3mm Proplex floor protection as a replacement to steel sheeting. It performs brilliantly and doesn’t mark the floors like the steel does.

To find out more about the 3mm Proplex and it’s other uses, click here.