How to keep your clients happy by being a considerate builder

It is often said that “your home is your castle”. Whenever a homeowner decides to carry out any work on their home, whether it is an extension, a new conservatory, or more simple refurbishments like a new fireplace the impact of that work on the home is a big factor, particularly as the residents plan on living in the while the work is being done.

There are a number of ways that the contractors carrying out the work can ensure their customers have peace of mind whilst on the job and this is where Protec like to help. Two of the main issues are dirt and dust being carried through the home and there are two very easy solutions. One is sealing off any room work is being carried out in using ZipWall ZipDoor kits. They are easy to install and not only stop dust travelling from areas that are being worked in to areas being lived in. There was recently a brilliant review written attesting to this application specifically on the product page and was particularly important due to the clients suffering from asthma.

Perfect Solution for a dust free zone

by Claire Rumble, 08 Aug 2012

Usage: We are having an extension but trying to live in our house throughout the build. I therefore wanted to be able to avoid the rooms we are living in becoming dusty. Particularly as my husband and I both suffer from Asthma.

Opinion: I am so impressed with this product. It was very easy to assemble and is exceeding all expectations I had of its capability in stopping dust getting into the rooms we wish to protect. It is also easy to get in and out of. Most people complain about dust getting everywhere in the house when having an extension – this is definately the answer to avoid that happening. I would not hesitate to recommend this product to others.

 The ZipDoor is also great for the builder in terms of limiting the clean-up to specific rooms and also ensuring the residents know work is being done and for them to not enter that room. The second solution is using Trapmats at any main doorway entrance that will help prevent dirt being trampled over any unsuspecting carpets in rooms that aren’t being worked on. They are sticky mats which pick off any dirt from work boots and then can be peeled away to reveal another sticky matt beneath.

These are two safeguards that our consumer clients love and often stress their builders use and we have also had great feedback from our clients who are tradesman themselves who can now show an extra degree of consideration when working in a residential home and are benefiting from the subsequent recommendations. It doesn’t have to stop just there either as overshoes, carpet protection and full temporary screening systems have all had similar feedback and can be found on our site.

Are you a builder/contractor and use these sorts of products? If so then let us know and if not then give it a try and it may just even secure you that next refurbishment job!

Here is a great new review from a customer of ours that recently tried ZipDoor!

‘Perfect Solution for a dust free zone – 5 stars – by Claire Rumble, 08 Aug 2012

Usage: We are having an extension but trying to live in our house throughout the build. I therefore wanted to be able to avoid the rooms we are living in becoming dusty. Particularly as my husband and I both suffer from Asthma.

Opinion: I am so impressed with this product. It was very easy to assemble and is exceeding all expectations I had of its capability in stopping dust getting into the rooms we wish to protect. It is also easy to get in and out of. Most people complain about dust getting everywhere in the house when having an extension – this is definately the answer to avoid that happening. I would not hesitate to recommend this product to others.’

Take a look at the product page here:
ZipDoor Kit

How to secure tiles or mosaics during transport, storage and installation.

We have lots of customers who are involved in flooring whether it is supplies or installation and a large majority of them work with ceramic tiles or mosaics. One of these customers approached us to help find a solution to secure and hold together tiles and mosaic pieces for packaging, transit, and installation. The material needed to be easy to use, strong without leaving adhesive residue and clear in colour so as to see the mosaic or tile pattern through it.

Our Protec Hard Floor Film was supplied and worked perfectly, holding the individual tiles in place whilst it was being transported and then installed. This greatly reduced the installation time as well as looking very professional in front of the client.

For more information on Protec Hard Floor Film being used to secure tiles or mosaic in position during transport, storage and installation please contact our enquiries team on 0800 834 704

 

Using Proplex Plastic sheeting for packaging or storage boxes

Recently Protec have had a request for our Proplex which is to be used in an interesting application.

A red-brick university had a requirement for a lightweight but durable and versatile material to make storage boxes from. These boxes were made by the students out of 2mm Proplex by easily bending the sheeting into a neat box shape and then used to store artefacts being borrowed from the local museum. The thickness of the Proplex was essential as 4mm had been used in the past but proved too rigid to shape easily by hand. An alternative of corrugated cardboard was also investigated however this proved to be considerably more expensive. Our Proplex sheeting is, more commonly than not, used for surface protection on floors however this proves it is also a great material for storage and packaging solutions. If you want any further advice on how to create plastic storage boxes with Proplex, then contact our enquiries team on 0800 834 704.