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Your Guide to ‘Growing Your Own’ at…

Given the extremely warm weather we have experienced in the UK this summer, you might have found that your plants, fruits and vegetables have grown a huge amount throughout the warmer months and it’s given you the growing bug! It might be late into the summer now but it’s not…

Rearranging Rooms Or Moving Home? Protect Your…

This is the final part in our series on protecting your home during DIY projects. Although it might not strictly be DIY, you’ll likely be doing some home improvement work if you’re moving homes or rearranging rooms! See all parts of the series here. We all like a change every…

How To Lay New Flooring Effectively, Without…

Part 4 of our series on avoiding DIY mistakes and protecting your home from unnecessary damage looks at laying flooring. Check out the previous posts on painting & decorating, gardening and tiling. With several home improvements shows on TV making it look effortlessly easy, one DIY project that’s been gaining…

Don’t Damage Your Kitchen Or Bathroom With…

Part 3 in our serious of posts on DIY projects looks at how to protect your home if you’re doing some tiling work. Check out part 1 on How to protect your home from painting and decorating mishaps and part 2 on Gardening and landscaping: avoid common mistakes and prevent unwanted…

Gardening And Landscaping: Avoid Common Mistakes And…

This is part 2 in our series of blogs on home improvement work, and how to protect your home from mishaps! Part 1 is How to protect your home from painting and decorating mishaps if you missed it. When the weather brightens up and turns dry (if we’re lucky) you…

How To Protect Your Home From Painting…

This is the first in a series of posts on DIY projects, and how you can protect yourself and your home from common mistakes and accidents. Painting & decorating is the most popular DIY project in the country, and supposedly one of the simplest tasks you can do yourself at…

DIY and Home Improvements: Is your house…

Are you a budding DIYer?Do you want to spruce up your home and make some much needed improvements inside and outside?Are you looking to save money, and do the basic painting, decorating, fixing and tiling yourself? DIY is one the nation’s favourite pastimes. We all love getting stuck in, making the…

Where Can I Buy Protec’s Temporary Protection…

If you’re new to buying temporary protection materials and have been looking around the Protec website, you may be wondering where you can get our products from.It’s a question many of our first time customers ask: “Where is the nearest stockist of Protec protection materials to me?”They’re eager to go…

Why protective materials are essential when you’re…

When it comes to moving home, at first it seems like the actual buying is the most difficult part of the process. There’s all the solicitors and mortgage to sort out, dozens of forms to fill in, lots of back and forth and lots of hassle.So when you finally get…

How To Protect Your Site From Winter…

Having fielded significant enquiries and a host of orders for companies needing winter weather protection, we take a closer look at what your site might be needing very soon.  Shorter days, frosty mornings and cold, wet, windy weather; working on a building or construction site during the winter months is…

The Most Effective Protection Solution for Gantries…

Securing entry gantries and scaffold walkways can be difficult for those responsible for health & safety on a construction site. But with slips and trips one of the most common accidents, it’s absolutely vital.So what are the best ways to minimise risk on these essential access routes? Avoiding labour intensive methods…

Children's Sandpit Made from an Old Tyre…

Protec Team Member builds a Safe (and cheap) Alternative to Buying a Child's SandpitFind out, in his own words how Customer Service Team Leader Matthew Bird found an alternative use for an old tyre and Protec's Proscaff, protective scaffold sheeting, building the perfect sandpit for his young son. My wife and I had…

Protect your flowers with Scaffold Debris Netting

If you’re a keen gardener like me, there’s nothing new about protecting your garden. If it isn’t slugs eating away at your lettuces, it’s harsh frosts killing off those freshly-planted flowers.Spring can often be the trickiest time of year for gardeners. With the weather getting noticeably warmer, but still with…

How to Prevent Adhesive Tape Damage on…

Ever experienced a problem with adhesive tape damage to veneer doors?There is a way to protect to your veneer doors from damage adhesive tape can cause; Protective Door Sleeves.What are they and how do they work?Protective Polyethylene sleeves sealed on one long edge and across the top and bottom, with an open long…

Home Improvement Checklist

Before You Make Your Home Your Castle: How to Avoid Damage During A DIY ProjectEdward Coke once famously said “a man’s house is his castle”. This old English proverb was later challenged by Alexander Chase in 1966 who stated that “a man’s house is his castle until the queen arrives”.  So,…

Guide to Preparing for a Kitchen Renovation

How to prepare your kitchen for a renovation projectIf you are planning a new kitchen, you should probably read Which?'s fantastic guide to get a good idea of what you need to know to make a kitchen renovation a success. However, one thing Which?'s guide does not cover is which temporary…

Sustainable Construction Materials

Deconstructing SustainabilityConstruction makes up everything around us. Without construction, we wouldn’t have places to eat, sleep, work and shop. Nor would we have cities, entertainment centres or architecture. Construction is one of the most important things which brings communities together and facilitates us to lead richer lives, which is why…

Installing A New Bathroom? London Plumbers Use…

Temporary Protection Materials for a New Bathroom InstallationWhen installing a new bathroom or remodeling an existing bathroom, many homeowners who hire a contractor put their trust in them to take responsibility for the mess and potential damage to the home, especially when it is a luxury fitting. However, with everything…

Guide to Choosing the Best Polythene Sheeting

Polythene SheetingPolythene, also known as polyethylene sheeting, is a plastic which can be used for many industrial building or home DIY projects. Whether you need a material for lining a pond, covering building joinery, lining a shed or screening off a specific area to protect others from dust, Protec’s Polythene Sheeting will satisfy…

Temporary Grass Protection Mats for Festivals

Grass is normally ruined after a festival or lawn protection mats are thrown away. However, Protec's Tracktile are reusable beer festival, party  or outdoor grass protection mesh mats.These grass protection tiles are ideal for temporary outdoor car parks, in bars or as alternative rubber gym flooring. Tracktile are interlocking tiles which…

Dust Control Solutions

Protec's Dust Control Solutions:Dust from power tools, sanding and dry sweeping causes all sorts of lung diseases, from lung cancers to silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders to asthma. In fact, around 1.8 million construction workers are regularly exposed to dust, which means that they are one of the most at-risk…

ZipWall Kit: 10 Reasons Why You Need…

We didn’t need to spend long writing what we think makes the ZipWall Kit amazing as our customers love it so much they have told us all about it. From tradesmen to DIY’ers, project managers on Construction sites to customers who are having their property renovated, here is why they…

Grass Protection Mesh Provides Slip Resistant Walkways…

Track Tile Grass Protection Mesh Provides Slip Resistant Walkways Around SitesTracktile is a grass protection mesh mat ideal for heavy foot traffic around construction sites, particularly in the winter months.TrackTile is a brilliant solution for external ground protection such as safeguarding grass areas from churning up from heavy foot or vehicle…

Rhino Tile Ground Protection Mats

Rhino Tile Ground Protection Mats are the best for Protecting Cobbled Street from Vehicle Access.Our new hard surface, heavy duty ground protection mats are perfect for 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…

Dust Screening Protection during construction

Limit dust while sanding floors or walls during redecoration or refurbishmentWhether 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…

Fitting Skirting Boards

Fitting Skirting Boards can be Challenging, Check this out to make it easier.Our ZipWall props are the perfect solution for temporary screening applications however the telescopic nature of the props makes them very versatile and great for a range of other applications.One customer who we supply temporary protection material to…

Guide to Choosing Temporary Floor Protection

Temporary flooring protection for your contract flooring project.Protection of interior floor finishes is often required on both new and refurbishment projects. Fast track programmes often include floor coverings installed prior to the completion of work by other trades and, to reduce the risk of damage, proper protection materials should be considered.When you’re…

The Perfect Mat For Under Your Christmas…

Protect your carpets from soil, water and needles of your Christmas treeReal Christmas Trees are great for bringing the festive spirit & smell into the household but can be a hassle to keep tidy. If it’s a genuine evergreen and subsequent soil, water and fallen needles can make a mess of…

Considerate Builders Are Using TrapMats

Are you a considerate builder?The impact of refurbishment on the home is huge. Intrusion, noise, dust and dirt are all part and parcel of a renovation project that may deter some customers from pursuing a refurbishment. Whether your client is acquiring an extension, a new conservatory or simply a new…

Proplex Protection for Cable Drum Handling

Proplex - the perfect fit for protecting large cable drums whilst being transported around the worldWe recently had a client who was transporting large cable drums globally via various forms of transport whether it be train, lorry or overseas. To protect the cabling a form of sheeting was needed to wrap around…

Guide to Protecting Your Joinery

Door JambsFoam Door Jambs can be used to safeguard your door frame fixtures and prevent costly replacements or repairs as doors are often exposed to tools and equipment which leads to door frame damage.Door SleevesOnce your door frame protectors are in place, Door Sleeves can be used to slide over a…

Protect Doors & Carpets While Decorating &…

1. Protecting Doors While Painting Door Frames.Door frame protectors are essential as they often get discoloured and need re-painting. Protec's Door Protection Sleeves slide over doors and protect from various damage such as paint but we've found it is also great for protecting from scratches when moving furniture through doorways.Buy…

Brick Protection

Brick Protection during building work in the rain.Living in Britain brings its own unique relationship with our unpredictable weather and the effect it has on industries such as building and construction can be rather annoying. One day of glorious sun only to be followed by a day with torrential rain…

How to line your pond with Protec…

Step One – Calculate how much liner/polythene sheeting you needYou need to determine how much polythene sheeting you will require for your pond, including the length, width and depth. Once you have these measurements, add a foot on both in length and width to ensure that it will not be…

Protect Your Floors During Renovation

It is often said that "your home is your castle". Every homeowner can attest to this belief, but when your castle is being renovated, it can feel like your beloved kingdom is under attack. Walls suddenly disappear, strange people making loud noises and your sacred room becomes unrecognizable as it…

Reduce Accidents on Construction Sites with Skyhook…

In the UK, it is estimated that more than 10,000 employees and workers suffer from major injuries, usually a result of slips and trips around the workplace. What's more, a further 30,000 took over 3 days off work to recover from injuries. Add all of this up, and it is…

High Winds and Scaffold Protection

Protective 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…

The Virtues of Using Hessian Cloth for…

About Hessian ClothDuring the winter months damage caused by frost can add additional complications to the most organised construction site and it is from this perspective that Protec are proud to stock and supply Protec Hessian.Protec Hessian is one of the most effective forms of frost protection that you can…

Fitting a New Kitchen? Protecting Your Investment

Protec are proud to offer a full range of protection solutions for all fit-outs and re-fits and one of the most popular calls from house holders is with regards to protecting during the installation of a new kitchen.A variety of protection scenarios may exist depending on the size of the…

Insulating a metal shed? Protec have the…

Insulating Shed Surface SolutionRecently we were contacted by a member of the public who had an issue with condensation inside his newly purchased Metal Shed.The thing took 4 days to build!! It was completed only for the owner to discover condensation occurring inside. A cost effective way of insulating the…

What is the Joint Code of Practice…

Working in the Construction or Building industry, you may have heard of the “Joint Code of Practice” but may not be 100% sure what it is and how it may impact your procurement of temporary protection materials.  You may not be aware but compliance with the joint code of practice…

Wooden window sills Rotting? We can help!

A homeowner recently called us regarding an issue he is experiencing at home. The house is quite old and has lovely wooden window sills but unfortunately they are rotting externally. Our Window and Sill Protectors although are a 'temporary protection' solution are being used as protection from the elements until they will…

Knocking a wall down? Use Zipwall to…

When 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…

What's More Important when Considering Floor Protection,…

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…