Read Part 1: New Home Part 1 – Redecorating
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.
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.
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.
Proplex Corrugated Sheeting used for protecting tv/film sets and filming locations.
We have supplied a number of production companies with Proplex corrugated plastic sheeting (similar to and often reffered to in the industry as ‘Correx’) for protecting floors while on set or location. The material is perfect as it is robust and lightweight and solves the big problem of protecting various surfaces from large production teams and their equipment.
A high profile use of our material was exciting when used on the set for the Scorsese film Hugo. Despite a lot of our materials being made for construction a number of other materials have also been used for similar applications such as temporary screening to hide scretive sets from photographers. A perfect example of this was a lot of screening material being used to conceal the set of Snow White and the Huntsman released the past year.
If you work for a production company and require any of these materials or simply need some advice on the best products to protect floor on set or location or even conceal high profile filming then give our enquiries team a call 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.
Our Proplex surface protection stole the show in Channel 5’s new programme ‘Half Built House’ last night (July 24).
While interior designer, property renovator and presenter Sian Astley and the team tried to fix a DIY disaster in Eastbourne, our Proplex surface protection preserved the new wood flooring and tiles throughout the kitchen, dining and living room areas.
It meant that the ‘Half Built House’ team could get on with rebuilding the interior of the house – and meet the tough two-week deadline – without worrying about destroying the work they had already done on the floors.
Our temporary protection products are brilliant for these types of tight space and tight deadline projects. You can continue to work in-situ, different trades can follow each other quickly, there are no replacing damaged fixtures and fittings and less clean-up, which all saves time and money.
Proplex is a great material because it is economical, strong and very lightweight. It is tear, puncture and impact resistant and waterproof but easy to cut, crease and bend into shape. Proplex is available in 2mm, 3mm and 5mm thicknesses and it can be custom printed.
You can see the whole Half Built House episode on Demand 5 and check out Sian’s great blog, Moregeous.
Our Proplex Plastic Sheeting is great material for all sorts of applications such as floor protection, wall protection and all sorts of fittings such as worktops, appliances, cupboards and doors.
Depending on the application there is a size and thickness perfect for the job and here is a quick guide.
General Protection (Floors, Walls and Worktops) –
2.4m x 1.2m Proplex Sheets
Use: For standard protection against impact damage. Easily cut, creased and bent. Great for protecting floors with minimal foot traffic or applying vertically to walls. As it is easily cut and creased these sheets are perfect for altering the size to fit worktops or various other surfaces
Use: Higher degree of impact resistance, ideal for protecting floors with occasional heavy traffic
Use: For protecting Heavy traffic or extremely high value flooring Continue reading
New kitchen and bathroom installations can be very costly. Of course, it’s all relative, but as areas of a house to re-fit, items such as sinks, baths and worktops rank highly in the cost stakes particuarly is they are bespoke items with large lead times. The cost of damage therefore can be comparatively high also. That’s why, our range of kitchen & bathroom protection products are among our best sellers. So which of your new prized possessions can you protect during the installation, and what should you be using?
Protec in the West End!
A number of clients have been purchasing Protec’s Proplex Sheeting for backdrops in various theatre productions as well as using it for stage scenery like our recent blog where a designer, Mike Rogers, created movable screens which represented different locations during the production . The material, particularly in black, provides outstanding performance for stage use whether it’s creating a darkened back screening or even, in some instances, for cut out props etc. The 2mm grade is easily bent/cut for creating any number of shapes and the higher 4mm grade is rigid enough to stand as a screen. When the black version is used it is also great for blocking out light! Continue reading
How ‘You Me Bum Bum Train’ utilised Protec’s Plastic Sheeting
“You Me Bum Bum Train, a very unusual name for what is a very unusual theatrical experience. This is its fifth staging and every time the experience is unique and totally immersive. This year the event was based in a discussed Royal Mail sorting office in the heart of London. A massive space that was taken over to allow for 21 unique scenes through which the audience member proceeds (on their own).