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”.
During 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. Continue reading →
Following 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. Continue reading →
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. 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.
At Protec we try to care for the environment as much as we do for our customers.
For some time we haven taken matters of environmental protection, consideration to sustainable sources, and overall impact of our company quite seriously.
One of the simplest ways we – and any company – can take the same considerations is by recycling unneeded or unwanted materials. All kinds of common materials can be recycled, from paper, card, food, foil, plastics can all be professionally recycled. Continue reading →
Leading the way in sustainable innovation for supply chain practice
Last month Protec were pleased to have received the gold award partner status with the Supply Chain Sustainability School. This was the result of hard work and commitment in getting involved with the school, learning and improving on sustainability practices and sharing the knowledge we have gained with other companies in the industry.
At Protec we know the importance of sustainability, particularly within the construction industry, and feel the initiative encouraged by the Supply Chain Sustainability School is vital for the development of responsible supply chain practice and is something that will only grow more important with time.
To learn more about our recent activity with the school take a look at our video below.
Protec’s Sustainability Commitment
-Commitment to a safer workplace for its employees and those of its clients ensuring our materials adhere to LPS, Health & Safety and current legislation.
-We have a loyal, long term and experienced workforce through a commitment to developing talented employees
-Protec will advise on optimum delivery quantities required and help to minimize carbon emissions on our deliveries.
-Ongoing development of our range of re-usable and recyclable materials to support our client’s reduction in waste
-Protec are committed to improving sustainable procurement working with our own supply chain to influence the most carbon efficient and sustainable sourcing. We also ensure local and national legislation is completely adhered to in all circumstances
-We continuously support local employment, our communities and various charities to ensure we have a positive effect in our immediate environment
Achievements so far:
-Allocated roles and responsibilities for addressing the sustainability challenge within the company, and now have dedicated weekly slots to discuss progress and increase knowledge and competence.
-Established quarterly sustainability workshops attended by various employees throughout the company, with representation at board level.
-Developed a new sustainability policy, a series of targets and a corresponding timeframe
-Evaluated and revised our supply chain questionnaire so as to incorporate sustainability standards for all of our supplier including those outside the UK.
For more information on our commitments to sustainable practice then feel free to contact Edit Fillingham on 0800 834 704.
How to limit dust while sanding floors or walls during redecoration or refurbishment
Whether your redecorating your walls with a new lick of paint or sanding off your floors, the resultant dust can be an absolute mess. Take a look a how to stop the spread of dust.
When carrying out redecoration of a room and any plastering of walls and ceilings, sometimes they need to be filled and sanded to smoothen any rough patches. This often means that things are going to get dusty! There’s no way round dust being made but there are certainly steps that can be taken to limit the mess extending to other areas of the house. Protec have been working with DIY enthusiasts and contractors for years and trying to make their life easier with solutions to screening off either specific areas of a room or entire rooms themselves.
If your only working within a specific area of a room your best bet is looking at something like our ZipWall ZipPole Kit.
The system enables you to erect a versatile temporary screen which will contain all the dust within that area minimising the spread of dust. Simply attach some polythene to the top of the telescopic, spring loaded props and extent to the ceiling and lock into place and repeat this at intervals of up to 3m to create your temporary screen. Building contractors love this product for situations such as replacing fireplaces where they can create a screen around the fireplace and immediate working area and then are able to take out the existing fireplace confident in the knowledge that the resulting dust will be contained. The client/homeowner will love this as it minimises the impact of your work and a number of builders have claimed that this piece of kit has won them jobs over potential competitors.
If it is a whole room you’re working in then another option is to use a ZipDoor Kit
. This is a handy piece of polythene that is sized to cover all residential single doors with pre-installed zips for easy access. The kit uses double sided tape, which is included, to attach the polythene directly to the doorframe and create a dust seal over a whole door and containing any resultant dust in one room.
So when your next tendering for a job in a residence where you know there is going to be dust, or simply carrying out redecoration in your own home don’t let it get like this…
Visit our website for dust containment projects or give us a call on 0800 834 704 for advice on how to limit dust.