Temporary Carpet ProtectionProtec’s Temporary Carpet Protection film is a versatile and extremely effective low-tack self-adhesive carpet protection film, which can be used to protect your carpet from all kinds of damage, including dust and debris from refurbishment, drinks spillages and heavy foot traffic during refurbishment work or at parties.

This lightweight temporary carpet protection comes in four sizes:

  • Standard (600mm x 100m)
  • Standard (600mm x 25m)
  • Wide (800mm x 100m)
  • Extra Wide (1200mm x 100m)

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Tekgard 100 Polythene Floor SheetingThe ever increasing dominance and expansion of Chinese commerce throughout the world is rarely out of the press in recent years with Chinese exports and funding integrating into everyday life in the UK and abroad. With this in mind it is unusual to encounter companies sourcing products from abroad to use in China but it is one such company that has chosen to procure Protec’s TK100 floor protection product to export over to China for a job they have won in Hong Kong.
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Flame Retardant Door SleevesThe doors and doorways on construction sites may be considered to be one of the most at risk areas of damage on a construction site after the floors. Doorways and doors are potentially at risk from site traffic passing in and out of them all day for the duration of a project and it is for this reason that Protec have developed and can supply a combination of protection products to firstly raise awareness and secondly cushion any impact that may be encountered.
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Scaffold SheetingProtective Scaffolding Supplies.

The recent high winds and storms that have affected almost every corner of the UK has brought to light the issues that face many construction sites when the weather takes a turn for the worse. High winds, in addition to the potential structural damage they can cause, can be particularly problematical with most temporary protection materials in that the usually light protection if not secured properly is likely to be blown around site and thus failing to protect the areas that it is intended to.

Protec Scaffold Sheeting and Vented Temporary Fencing Screen are products that are more susceptible to damage and displacement by high winds as they are external protection products designed for screening, containment and protection against the weather.

Vented Temporary Fencing ScreenThe Protec Scaffold sheeting is manufactured with reinforcement bands on the top, middle and bottom of the sheeting with sealed eyelets that can be broken through and used where applicable with the Elasticated scaffold ties. As part of the BS7955 standard to which the Proscaff conforms the sheeting and ties are actually designed to break away from the scaffold structure under high wind to prevent it from acting like a sail and pulling the scaffold structure over. Usually the ties will break in specific areas of strain and can then be easily replaced with new ties.

The Vented Fencing Screen by contrast to the Proscaff is a different product but faces similar problems at ground level when secured to site fencing. This product is manufactured with a solid band on the top and bottom of the sheeting and although vented to allow air flow, under high wind, may pull the fencing over if it isn’t securely anchored. Whilst the Vented Fencing is conventionally secured with Nylon cable ties it may be an idea to use the same Elasticated Scaffold ties as used with the Proscaff as these will allow the fencing screen to move and further disperse gusts of wind rather than rigidly acting as an obstacle to be blown over or ripped.

Debris NettingProtec Debris Netting and Scaffnet FR is also an external product to consider in these types of applications as it is designed for external use. Whilst Debris Netting is a lighter form of protection it will still catch in the wind and if not correctly secured may rip or break free from the scaffold or Fencing it’s secured to.

Top tips for successfully keeping your sheeting maintained in high winds are:

  • Use the correct ties, Elasticated Ties for Proscaff Scaffold Sheeting and Vented Fencing that is liable to be exposed to high winds.
  • If working on a scaffold ensure that it is designed to take the added load of scaffold sheeting or debris netting.
  • Space ties at equal intervals, a ratio of 150 ties for every roll of sheeting is a good ratio to work with.
  • On Site Fencing ensure that it is adequately anchored into the ground.
  • Promptly replace broken ties to prevent further damage to the screening.
  • Ensure that Scaffold sheeting is not over stretched as this will reduce the amount of force required to break ties.

ZipPoleWhen knocking down a temporary stud wall in the home, use ZipWall to ensure dust and debris do not spread beyond the immediate work area.

Such problems can occur when knocking through something like plaster board or brick, which is going to be dusty. To stop the spread throughout the house the ‘Zippole’ Kit can be used to screen off any doorways.
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The main feature of our ZipWall product is the ability to corden-off any particular area to avoid contamination by dust, debris, or in this instance, paint.

We recently supplied ZipWall screens to spray painting contractors who were refurbishing 150 Vision Express shop fronts across the country.

ZipWall was ideal as respraying has to take place overnight in a fully-working shopping centre. The ZipWall screens are easy to install and take down once completed, and ensure you’re not left with a messy clean-up job afterwards.

Find out more about our ZipWall Temporary Screening products.

organic garden protection with scaffnet
Organic garden protection using scaffnet

Protect plants from birds with Scaffnet

This organic garden is using our specialist fire-proof scaffolding debris netting (we call it Scaffnet) for an alternative – and very unique – purpose.

All gardeners growing organic foods are aware that pests in the garden such as birds, aphids, carrot flies, cabbage flies and snails. However,  Protec’s scaffnet has been used by one of our customers to provide a shield for plants to avoid plants from being eaten.

Protect plants using scaffnet
Protect plants from predators using scaffnet

You can use our TPS Polythene sheeting to shield the plants from bad weather and 1000 gauge black polythene for weed control.

What unusual uses do you have for scaffolding nets? Let us know below!