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Rearranging Rooms Or Moving Home? Protect Your Furniture And Your House!

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…

How To Lay New Flooring Effectively, Without Causing Any Damage

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…

Don’t Damage Your Kitchen Or Bathroom With DIY Tiling

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…

Gardening And Landscaping: Avoid Common Mistakes And Prevent Unwanted Damage!

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…

How To Protect Your Home From Painting And Decorating Mishaps

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…

DIY and Home Improvements: Is your house protected from accidents and mistakes?

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…

Where Can I Buy Protec’s Temporary Protection Materials?

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…

Why protective materials are essential when you’re moving home

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…

How To Protect Your Site From Winter Weather Extremes

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…

The Most Effective Protection Solution for Gantries & Walkways

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…

Children's Sandpit Made from an Old Tyre and Proscaff Scaffold Sheeting

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…

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…

How to Prevent Adhesive Tape Damage on Veneer Doors

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…

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…

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…

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…

Installing A New Bathroom? London Plumbers Use Proplex Protection

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…

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…

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…

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,…

ZipWall Kit: 10 Reasons Why You Need One

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…

Grass Protection Mesh Provides Slip Resistant Walkways Around Construction Sites

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Perfect Mat For Under Your Christmas Tree

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…

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…

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…

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…

Protect Doors & Carpets While Decorating & Painting

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…

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…

How to line your pond with Protec 1000 Gauge Polythene Sheeting

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…

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…

Reduce Accidents on Construction Sites with Skyhook Cable Support

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…

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…

The Virtues of Using Hessian Cloth for Frost Protection

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…

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…

Insulating a metal shed? Protec have the surface protection solution

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…

What is the Joint Code of Practice and how does it relate to Temporary Protection Materials? - Updated June 2016

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…

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…

Knocking a wall down? Use Zipwall to stop the dust and debris spreading

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…

What's More Important when Considering Floor Protection, Thickness or Weight?

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…