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3 Ways Wall Coping Protects Your Wall

We have previously posted here about the great looks that are possible through finishing off a wall in some of the stylish wall coping available here at KPC. But, wall coping protects your wall too, so we thought we’d give a quick run-down of how wall coping protects your wall. Continue reading

Cold Bridge Prevention with GFRP Wall Ties

Cold Bridge prevention (or thermal bridge prevention) has become more and more a relevant topic in the world of construction. And, thanks to the popularity of television programmes such as Grand Designs, there is a growing awareness of the topic amongst the general population. Here’s one solution that makes a significant contribution to Cold Bridge Prevention at Build stage. Continue reading

Wall Coping – KPC Have It Down To A Tee

I had a discussion recently about a previous blog post on precast concrete Wall Coping where I compared wall caps to lapels on a suit jacket. A friend said that he hadn’t really thought of them that way before, to which I responded with a question, “Well, how much consideration do you normally give to wall coping.”
The answer didn’t surprise me, wall cap selection was frequently not more than an afterthought, but they really should be considered as a much more significant part of any project as they are one of the first things noticed (sub-consciously or otherwise) on any property. Continue reading

Window Sills – The Finishing Touches

There are buildings which suit an ultra-minimalist design aesthetic, with long and unbroken lines. But I’ve always thought that if a building doesn’t have a few particular finishing touches… well it just seems a little under-dressed and incomplete. Among those finishing touches for me are Windows Sills. Continue reading

Get It Right With Padstones

Padstones are one of those things that you will very much regret not using if you intend to install substantial lintels, RSJs or other load-bearing components. KPC can help you get it right first-time with Padstone. Continue reading

Dress Well with Precast Wall Caps

I am constantly amazed at the sheer variety of precast wall caps available to add that finishing touch to a build project and I do take a degree of pride in the range of wall coping that we have available here at KPC. We have quite a wide range of coping profiles and designs available as standard, but if for some reason you can’t find exactly the design you’re looking for or you just want something a little special… we even do bespoke designs. Continue reading

Line Drainage for Modern Living

We all love space… and lots of it. Today’s urban spaces give witness to our ever increasing desire to engage with each other and do business in more open spaces. One critical requirement for modern streets and commercial or amenity spaces is the efficient operation of Line Drainage… like ULMA Line Drainage systems from KPC. Continue reading

Grass Blocks – Eco-friendly Hard Standing

Striking a balance between what we’d like to have and what we know is good for us is not always easy. The same rings true for adapting our environment to our needs. But, when it comes to providing “hard standing” in an eco-friendly manner or “eco-parking” if you will, then Grass Blocks from KPC make it easy.

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Steel Lintels for Architectural Versatility

Architecture today faces the demands of an increasingly sophisticated public. For civic, commercial and domestic builds alike, customers want ever more daring designs that stretch conventional structural and aesthetic design limits. Where can you turn to satisfy these demands? Steel Lintels from KPC.

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Eco House Builds with GFRP Wall Ties from KPC

The term Eco House is one that has seen a lot of use in the last few years, particularly as TV shows like Grand Designs brings it to a wider audience. But as one customer of KPC recently pointed out in his blog on this topic “Trying to make your new build home more eco doesn’t have to be a huge effort. The smallest improvements can make a big long term difference.” Continue reading

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  • Schiedel Garden Fireplace for Comfort & Style
    Ah, summer evenings, out in the garden with friends and a glass of your favourite tipple, and a Schiedel Garden Fireplace from KPC to keep you warm as the evening cools down. After all, we don’t exactly have hot climate. Sounds idyllic? Read on. Keep warm through cool evenings with a Schiedel Garden Fireplace
  • Environmentally-Friendly Bus Stop Kerbs
    Environmentally-Friendly Bus Stop Kerbs may seem like something of a contradiction in terms, but there is an inherent green/environmentally-friendly aspect to Bus Stop Kerbs and Killeshal produce a competitively priced product that has a track record proven over decades. Killeshal Precast Concrete’s bus stop kerbs are manufactured with the world’s most commonly used profile as […]
  • Quality Street Furniture Creates Great Public Spaces
    The best thing about getting to March is the realisation that the worst of Winter chills are behind us and brighter, warmer days are ahead. That means people out enjoying the better weather together. Taking a stroll through the town or the parks and taking a pause here and there to just enjoy being out. […]

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