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
Padstones are an essential component in modern blockwork and brickwork construction projects, protecting the wall beneath from the crushing weight transferred through load-bearing elements above. With ever more imaginative architectural designs creating new demands for the size, shape and configuration of installation for lintels and RSJ beams, you need to ensure that you can get the appropriate padstone to support your design. That’s where we come in… with custom concrete padstones!
There is definitely a sense of growth and recovery in the construction industry across the UK and Ireland with The Guardian even describing the industry in party mood at the close of 2015 (theguardian.com/business/). We have seen the evidence for ourselves with a precast concrete coping demand increase amongst other things. Continue reading
I recently got my driveway re-surfaced. It was really starting to get on my nerves because no matter how neatly I kept the drive and surrounding grass, it never looked finished. I was determined to give the drive a proper finished look, so the only option to my mind meant it had to be lined with Precast Concrete Kerbs. Continue reading
Window Sill Maintenance is probably not the first thing to mind with any property owner making a maintenance to-do list, but caring for your window sills is an essential part of your property maintenance plan. These three “watch-outs” could save you from some potentially expensive repairs. Continue reading
Let’s face it, we don’t live in a perfect world. We work hard for what we have and we invest in our property, until the day arrives when we wish there were such a thing as Vandal-proof Wall Caps. Continue reading