Did you know that the strength of Corrugated Plastic Protection sheeting is dependent on its weight/m2 rather than the thickness of the sheet? If two products are of a comparable thickness, one with a lesser weight/m2 will be weaker than the other.

Is this important? Yes. If protecting expensive finishes, floors such as marble, granite or tiles, it is worth making the comparison. For example a 4mm thick corrugated plastic sheet at 800gms/m2 is 14% stronger than a sheet at 700gms/m2, and is more likely to perform in applications where heavy-duty protection is required to cope with forklift traffic, scaffold towers, or extensive foot traffic.

Most purchasing decisions are made on price these days comparing 4mm sheets from one supplier with 4mm sheets from another supplier, without considering whether they are actually like for like. Do not be fooled by “cheaper alternatives” always make an informed choice to suit your requirements. If you don’t, it could cost more in the long run.

For advice on this subject, please speak to our Sales Department on 0800 834 704 and please note that for larger requirements, we can also make ‘Extra Heavy Duty’ grades if your protection needs dictate.

Protec Live ChatProtec are pleased to launch their new Online Chat Function on the website.

The New “Live Help” icon is present throughout the Protec Website and can be used by browsers to directly contact a member of the Protec Customer Services team. Unlike some websites the function allows you to speak to a real person in the Customer Services team who will be able to draw on their wealth of knowledge to help resolve any protection queries you may have.

This fantastic new feature allows members of the public and trade alike to communicate with Protec instantly when viewing products or simply requesting further information on product applications.

In order to use the Live Help you simply move your mouse cursor over the “Live Help” icon, fill in your details, compose your question and click “Start Chat”.

Communicating with Protec couldn’t be simpler with the additional benefit of this non-verbal form of communication allowing you to dialogue with Protec when conventional telephone conversation is difficult. So whether you’re on a noisy construction site or office log onto Live Help and Protec will help you find a solution to your protection problems.

SkyhookTrailing power leads are an accident waiting to happen. Why not secure your power leads away to prevent this happening in the first place?

This versatile Skyhook is a temporary cable support which keeps leads high off the ground to prevent tripping or electrocution. You can hook the Skyhook over high structures such as floor joists, ceiling grids, or by even screwing the hook into the ceiling or wall.

The Skyhook is manufactured from bright yellow non-conductive material to make they remain seen.

Protec can produce to order various Colours in Proplex. We are currently manufacturing Yellow sheets for one customer. Why?

Well for one, it can help you stand out from the crowd! It can also identify whose sheets are who’s on a site.

We can also customise Proplex with your corporate logo and other branding, and produce the Proplex material to any colour you wish – just send us the Pantone references!

Are you building any developments which could benefit from large-size advertising?

PVC Mesh BannersOur PVC Mesh Banners are an ideal low-cost advertising solution for large scaffold structures.

This flexible advertising Banner can be spaced in various viewpoints on the structure, and each Banner comes fully hemmed and eyeleted for ease of installation.

Our mesh banners are very customisable, and you can provide your own bespoke artwork. Learn more about Custom Printing.

The banners have a 10 day lead time from artwork approval.
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We’re delighted with this incredible feedback we’ve received from a homeowner doing extensive refurbishment in her home. So often our products can be used for private domestic use as well as large commercial use, and we’re thrilled to see them put to such good use!

Take a look at the bottom of the page for a photo of our Promesh 1207 Flame Retardant floor protection in action. And we definitely approve of the wall painting!

Here is the testimonial we’ve received:

During our self build project we used the stone sill protector which was easy to cut to size to install and did a brilliant job of protecting the sills, which otherwise would have suffered from falling cement and potential damage from falling building materials.

During installation of the interior fittings and decoration we also used the Promesh 1207 and Protec flooring protector for our porcelain tiles and timber floors. Both were easy to install and were supplied in manageable roll sizes, overlapping and taping meant that we were not afraid of any hazards of tripping over or slipping and it was easy to roll up and take away from site when the project was compete.

The floor protection was excellent in that paint or water spills did not pass through to the floor finish below. It was also useful if we needed to just cover a small area of a room temporarily when we needed to do some of the final jobs.

The technical team also gave good advice on the products from the range that would be suitable for our needs.

We’re extremely proud to have raised over £45,000 (and counting) alongisde Taylor Wimpey at the recent 3 Peaks Challenge, raising money for the COINS Foundation.

We have received this letter from Taylor Wimpey which we think details the achievement quite well:

Dear Protec,

Re: 3 Peaks Challenge Charity Event

As you know, last month nine of us agreed (anively) to take part in the 3 Peaks Challenge, in an attempt to raise as much money as we could for the COINS Foundation who, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, are committed to build 50 homes in sub-Saharan Africa; Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and, most recently, Haiti, as well as funding school and water projects in the same areas.

Through the most generous donations and pledges from you and our Business Contacts, our two Director Teams managed to secure a whopping £44,444.04 (and still rising) which took us to the top of the fund raising leader-board in style, and the faster of our two teams also managed to finish in an amazing (to us and everyone else) 6th place out of 43!

To read the full Taylor Wimpey letter click here.

Protec annual drive for collection for the PAX Children’s Home in Hungary has began!

Since 2002 Protec provides donation of computers, money, children’s clothes, toys and books to the facility not only housing but also educating and providing support to several hundred children, including mentally handicapped children and their families.

The picture is the Children’s Home based at the 1710 Beleznay-Nyari mansion in Pilis.

OK, apologies for the pun, but this one is unusual, even for us.

Our latest project has been to supply Winfresh Banana Depot near Stansted with temporary protection materials during the construction of a new wing to their banana ripening section, as well as a new three-storey building for office staff.

We’re delighted to be working with Kier Eastern again, and no doubt our collaboration will ensure a safe and protected environment for people, equipment and bananas alike.

Here’s a link to Kier Eastern’s news article about the recent development.