Key considerations when choosing ladders for safe rooftop access

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View the Bilco UK’s entry on BPindex Visit the Bilco UK’s website According to recent figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), falls from height accounted for 44% of all non-fatal injuries and 25% of all fatal injuries over the last five years. Here, Tom Brandon, Specification Sales Manager at Bilco UK, discusses why adopting a bespoke approach to …

Are you choosing the right roof access hatch and ladder for your project?

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View the Bilco entry on BPindex Visit the Bilco website Whether you are working on a commercial or residential project, there are a number of factors that must be addressed when deciding on a roof access hatch and accompanying ladder to ensure its safe and compliant application for the entire lifecycle of the building.  Here Tony Stevens, Technical Estimator at …

Staying safe: The successful specification of roof ladders

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View the Bilco entry on BPindex Visit the Bilco website According to the latest RIDDOR Report, 111 workers were killed between 2019/20, with the largest proportion of fatal accidents being a fall from height. The appropriate provision of ladders is essential to ensuring the safety of all individuals, particularly with regard to roof access, and must be addressed at the …

The sky is the limit with Bilco UK’s SKY Flatglass smoke vent

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View the Bilco UK entry on BPindex Visit the Bilco UK website Bilco UK is supporting specifiers, architects, engineers and facilities managers in achieving the highest standards in safety, efficiency and aesthetics with the launch of its new SKY Flatglass smoke vent. The innovative product, which can be installed on flat roofs across a wide range of commercial and residential …

Take the smart approach to specifying smoke vents

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View the Bilco UK entry on BPindex Visit the Bilco UK website James Fisher, Managing Director of Bilco UK, Howe Green and Profab Access, shares three key areas specifiers and roofing contractors should focus on when specifying smoke vents. Natural Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilators (NSHEVs), more commonly known as smoke vents, provide essential ventilation in the event of a …

Safe Access for the new Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World

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View the Bilco entry on BPindex Visit the Bilco website Bilco UK supplied twenty one special size Ladder Access Roof Hatches to the British Museum’s newest gallery.  After three years of careful planning, research and collaboration the Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World opened in October 2018. The new, permanent, exhibition space is a result of the renovation and …

From medieval priest doors to a modern means of access…

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View the Bilco entry on BPi Visit the Bilco website Bilco UK has supplied an innovative replacement roof hatch for a medieval church in Norfolk. St Mary’s is one of the 653 churches within the Diocese of Norwich. It is an interesting and unique site with three medieval churches sitting within one churchyard. St Michael’s, was refurbished in 2011 and is used …

Howe Green bespoke access covers fit for the challenge at underground station

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View the Howe Green entry on BPi Visit the Howe Green website Howe Green Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of fabricated metal floor, wall and ceiling access covers, has supplied over 850 specially designed and manufactured floor access covers for an underground station. An access solution was required in order to provide safe, secure and easy access to building services concealed …

6 reasons why the specification is so important within construction

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View the Howe Green entry on BPi Visit the Howe Green website “In our experience, you cannot underestimate the value of a comprehensive specification. It has the ability to minimise risk and uncertainty, improve compliance, as well as saving time and money.” James Fisher, MD Bilco UK & Howe Green Call into either of our offices in Bury St Edmunds or Ware …

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – for the stressed and overworked!

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View the Bilco entry on BPi Visit the Bilco website We are all aware that CPD is obligatory for architects in the UK. With Chartered Members of the Royal Institute of British Architects having to undertake 35 hours of learning every year,    20 of which must come from the 10 mandatory RIBA Core Curriculum topics, just how easy is it …