Sloped Channel Drainage is becoming a necessity to cope with our increasingly wet climate. High hydraulic capacity channel drainage systems are not new to KPC, but we now offer Ulma polymer concrete channel drainage with a built-in 2.5% slope to handle the surface water issues associated with heavy and sustained downpours. Continue reading
Channel Drainage Systems and that old Eurythmics song, Here Comes The Rain Again, frequently come to mind at this time of year. I so often seem to have that song going around my head because even though we’ve just had another wet and wild winter, but you just know the rain will keep falling into April and beyond. And of course, channel drainage systems from KPC come to mind because something will need to handle the resultant surface water, particularly where high capacity or heavy load-bearing drainage channels are required. Continue reading
Eco Friendly Wall Ties available from KPC reduce heat loss in cavity wall constructions. KPC has been providing a range of eco friendly products for some time now. Our grass blocks for example, produce a great hard-standing surface while allowing better surface water drainage and infiltration. On the other hand our eco friendly wall ties product may be something of an unsung hero because when these gfrp wall ties are doing their job… they can no longer be seen. But their efficiency makes them well worth considering for your construction project.
Wide Range of Wall Coping with Nationwide Delivery
When we talk about a “wide range of Wall Coping” at KPC… we’re really not kidding! Where can you find a truly wide range of Wall Coping in Precast Concrete… with nationwide delivery?
From KPC of course! Continue reading
Convert existing paving to Tactile Paving with Tactile Paving Studs and Strips from KPC UK.
Tactile Paving Studs and Strips allow existing paving to be converted to safer, inclusive Tactile Paving, alerting those with visual impairments to potential hazards like steps and platforms or pedestrian crossings. KPC have been supplying tactile paving for quite some time, but we also offer Tactile Paving Studs and Strips as a solution for retro-fitting into existing paving. Continue reading
We have previously outlined here the importance Padstones as an essential component in modern block and brick construction projects, protecting the wall beneath from crushing weight transferred through load-bearing elements above. With architectural designs creating ever more imaginative living and working spaces the demands for appropriate corner padstones to support these new designs has increased dramatically. That’s where KPC can shine… with corner padstones!
The power of the internet never fails to amaze me. Even more so, the power of images on the internet. I have often said that we are inherently visual creatures and I am now convinced that we will respond more to what we see than what we read or are told, particularly since seeing some of the responses to one of our website posts which generated numerous requests for Terracotta Style Wall and Pier Coping.
KPC has always been strong on engineered solutions. We pride ourselves on being able to adapt our standard building components or to produce new custom components as required. One example of this innovative engineering capacity didn’t require any change in the component in question, but rather a certification test to establish that our GFRP Wall Ties would have sufficient point load strength to function perfectly as Window Sill Supports.
Surface Water Management has been taken much more seriously in recent years as knowledge of climate issues has increased. Few would now dispute that we are seeing a period of climate change, but not everyone has a clear understanding of how we could best manage its effects. That’s where KPC can help… with KPC’s range of Surface Water Management products. Continue reading
Grass Blocks have seen a marked increase in popularity and demand over the last couple of years and there is good reason for this; at a time where we are becoming increasingly aware of impacting upon the environment and needing to cope with often considerable amounts of surface water, Low Profile Grass Blocks are the ideal solution. Continue reading