BILCO UK LTD

PARK FARM BUSINESS CENTRE
FORNHAM ST GENEVIEVE
BURY ST EDMUNDS
SUFFOLK IP28 6TS

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Suppliers of: access doors floor access doors roof access hatches roof access hatches roof fire vents roof smoke vents automatic roof smoke vents bs 7346 roof smoke vents bs 558 smoke vents en 12101

Bilco UK Ltd Supply a range of roof access hatches, smoke vents, floor doors, floor access covers, fall protection products and commercial escape & access ladders.

Based in Suffolk, Bilco can supply the construction trade with a range of standard roof hatches, smoke vents, and floor doors in various sizes and materials direct from stock, delivered by a nationwide pallet-line system or dedicated consignment. Bespoke items can also be undertaken with the assistance of our technical team.

NSHEV (Natural Smoke & Heat Exhaust Ventilators)

CE Marking: Bilco UK complies with all CE Marking legislation. See our website for our declaration of conformity.

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Bilco supply the following ranges:

 

Roof Access Hatches:

Roof access hatches provide access to the roof areas for routine maintenance and inspection as well as for servicing of HVAC systems and other roof mounted equipment. They are ideally suited for use in office buildings, flats, factories, warehouses, retail stores, shopping complexes, hotels, manufacturing plants, hospitals, schools, auditoria and sports facilities where roof access is a requirement.

Natural Smoke & Heat Exhaust Ventilators (NSHEV) - CE Marking Compliant:

Natural smoke vents help vent smoke and gases from burning buildings primarily to provide clearer means of escape for individuals within the building. They also aid firefighting visibility when entering the building to fight the fire and reduce the lateral spread of the fire. Used widely in stairwells, corridors, smoke shafts and on roof areas of factories, warehouses, auditoria and retail facilities. CE Marked Compliant.

Bilco natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators are manufactured to comply with all the latest regulations including the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011. All standard vents are supplied CE marked and with a Declaration of Conformity and are manufactured to meet the demands of Building Regulations, Approved Document B, BS9999 and EN12101-2.

Safety Products & Ladders:

Bilco can also supply a range of access ladders & means of escape ladders as well as a range of Safety Products to offer fall protection and safety in accessing roof and floor areas. Bilco can also supply intruder protection systems to safeguard against trespass.

Floor Doors:

 Bilco supply an extensive range of single and double leaf opening floor doors. Robust and secure, applications include access to underground drainage & services, access hatches to lower and upper levels for both external & internal use. Floor doors can be fire rated and are available with a wide range of options to suite your exact requirements.

Floor Access Covers:

Bilco supply an extensive range of access covers and access hatches. Suitable for both internal & external applications, the Bilco range includes deep & shallow pan covers, lift assisted covers, fire rated access covers, metal plate & sealed duct access covers. Bilco also supply a range of access covers for special applications.

Bilco Residential Products:

Bilco supply a range of basement doors & window wells for domestic applications. Bilco basement doors provide secure basement access and can be single of double leaf. Bilco window wells allow natural daylight to reach lower ground floors and basements.

ACCESS COVERS Airports .
ACCESS COVERS Airtight .
ACCESS COVERS Aluminium .
ACCESS COVERS Aluminium Tread Plate
ACCESS COVERS BS EN 124 .
ACCESS COVERS Cable Outlet .
ACCESS COVERS Cellar .
ACCESS COVERS Composite .
ACCESS COVERS Concrete Floor Finishes .
ACCESS COVERS Double Leaf .
ACCESS COVERS Drainage .
ACCESS COVERS EN 124 .
ACCESS COVERS EN 124 Class A15-F900 Loadings
ACCESS COVERS Exterior External .
ACCESS COVERS Fall Protection Gratings .
ACCESS COVERS Fire Rated .
ACCESS COVERS Fire Rated BS 476:Part 22 1 Hour
ACCESS COVERS Fire Rated BS 476:Part 22 1.5 Hour
ACCESS COVERS Fire Rated BS 476:Part 22 2 Hour
ACCESS COVERS Fire Resistant .
ACCESS COVERS Flexible Floor Finishes .
ACCESS COVERS Flooring .
ACCESS COVERS Grating Incorporated .
ACCESS COVERS Hard Floor Finishes .
ACCESS COVERS High Security .
ACCESS COVERS Hinged Lift Assistance Mechanism .
ACCESS COVERS Insulated .
ACCESS COVERS Internal Interior .
ACCESS COVERS Ladder Safety Posts .
ACCESS COVERS Modular Systems .
ACCESS COVERS Multiple Unit .
ACCESS COVERS Purpose Made .
ACCESS COVERS Recessed .
ACCESS COVERS Recessed for Floor Finishes .
ACCESS COVERS Security .
ACCESS COVERS Slip Resistant Surface .
ACCESS COVERS Stainless Steel .
ACCESS COVERS Steel .
ACCESS COVERS Steel Galvanised
ACCESS COVERS Steel Galvanised BS EN 124
ACCESS COVERS Steel Galvanised BS EN ISO 1461:1999
ACCESS COVERS Steel Galvanised Exterior
ACCESS COVERS Steel Galvanised Recessed
ACCESS COVERS Steel Galvanised Solid Top
ACCESS COVERS Tiled Wall .
ACCESS COVERS Unfilled .
ACCESS COVERS Vehicular .
ACCESS DOOR Grating Panels .
ACCESS DOORS . .
ACCESS DOORS Aluminium .
ACCESS DOORS Double Leaf .
ACCESS DOORS EN 124 .
ACCESS DOORS Extreme Loading .
ACCESS DOORS Fire Rated .
ACCESS DOORS Floodtight .
ACCESS DOORS Floor .
ACCESS DOORS Floor Fire Rated
ACCESS DOORS Floor Fire Rated ASTM E119
ACCESS DOORS Floor Fire Rated BS 476: 1 Hour - 3 Hour
ACCESS DOORS Floor Fire Rated NFPA 80
ACCESS DOORS Floor Fire Rated NFPA 251
ACCESS DOORS Floor Fire Rated Up To 3 Hours
ACCESS DOORS For Tiling .
ACCESS DOORS Galvanised Steel .
ACCESS DOORS Lift Assisted .
ACCESS DOORS Lockable .
ACCESS DOORS Odour Control .
ACCESS DOORS Pit .
ACCESS DOORS Purpose Made .
ACCESS DOORS Recessed .
ACCESS DOORS Stainless Steel .
ACCESS DOORS Walls .
ACCESS HATCHES See Also ACCESS COVERS: See Also ROOF ACCESS HATCHES:/LOFT ACCESS DOORS:
ACCESS LADDERS Dropdown Means-of-Escape .
ACCESS LADDERS EN 14975 (DIN 4570) .
ACCESS LADDERS Flat Roof .
ACCESS LADDERS Retractable Concertina
ACCESS LADDERS Roof Access .
ACCESS LADDERS Safety Hoops Combined .
ACCESS LADDERS Safety Hoops Combined BS 4211:2005 +A1 2008
ACCESS LADDERS Safety Mounting Devices .
ACCESS LADDERS Special Sizes .
ACCESS LADDERS Steel .
ACCESS LADDERS Telescopic .
ACCESS PANELS Airtight .
ACCESS PANELS Aluminium .
ACCESS PANELS Anti-Bacterial Anti-Microbial
ACCESS PANELS Fire Resistant .
ACCESS PANELS Fire Resistant BS 476:1987 Part 22
ACCESS PANELS Flexible Wall Tile Fitting
ACCESS PANELS Floor .
ACCESS PANELS Invisible Closure System .
ACCESS PANELS Lockable .
ACCESS PANELS Metal Wall Tile Fitting
ACCESS PANELS Plumbing .
ACCESS PANELS Purpose Made .
ACCESS PANELS Stainless Steel .
ACCESS PANELS Steel .
CAR PARK Smoke Control Systems .
CAT LADDERS Handrail Combined .
CAT LADDERS Metal .
CAT LADDERS Safety Hoops Combined .
CAT LADDERS Steel .
CELLAR FLAPS .
COVERS EN 124 .
COVERS Fire Rated .
COVERS Insulated .
COVERS Lift out .
DOORS DOMESTIC Basement Cellar Access
DRINKING WATER TREATMENT Facilities Security Intrusion Detection Systems DHS Safety Act Anti-Terrorism Designation (USA)
DRINKING WATER TREATMENT Facilities Security Intrusion Detection Systems Security Services Approved (UK)
DRINKING WATER TREATMENT Facilities Security Intrusion Detection Systems Tampering Detection and Alarms
DRINKING WATER TREATMENT Facilities Security Intrusion Detection Systems Wireless Systems
DUCT COVERS Sealed Aluminium
DUCT COVERS Sealed EN 124
EXPLOSION VENTS Explosion Relief Fire Vents .
EXPLOSION VENTS Explosion Relief Smoke Vents .
FIRE ESCAPES Ladder Dropdown .
FIRE ESCAPES Ladders Telescopic .
FIRE ESCAPES Loft Ladder .
FIRE VENTILATORS Roof .
FLOOR ACCESS COVERS See Also ACCESS COVERS: .
FLOOR DOORS See Also ACCESS COVERS: .
GRATING Access Hatches .
GUARD RAILS Roof Hatches .
GUARD RAILS Rooftop Systems .
GUARD RAILS Smoke Vent Openings .
HATCHES Cellar See Also CELLAR DOORS:
HATCHES Emergency .
HATCHES Fire Escape .
HATCHES Glazed .
HATCHES Roof .
LADDER Roof Hooks .
LADDER Safety Posts .
LADDERS Aluminium .
LADDERS Aluminium BS 4211:2005 +A1 2008
LADDERS Concertina .
LADDERS Fire Escape Ladders
LADDERS Industrial .
LADDERS Internal Roof Access .
LADDERS Ships Ladders Companionway Ladders BS 5395 Part 3
LOFT ACCESS DOORS Fire Rated One Hour
LOFT ACCESS DOORS Loft Hatches .
LOFT ACCESS DOORS Loft Hatches Ladder Combined
LOFT ACCESS DOORS Loft Hatches Telescopic Ladder Fitting
LOFT LADDERS BS EN 14975 (DIN 4570) .
LOFT LADDERS Collapsible Trellis .
LOFT LADDERS Commercial .
LOFT LADDERS Electric .
LOFT LADDERS Fire Escape .
LOFT LADDERS Retractable Folding Concertina
LOFT LADDERS Trap Door Combined .
METAL Plate Covers .
METAL Plate covers Aluminium
METAL Plate Covers EN 124
METAL Plate Covers Stainless Steel
METAL Plate Covers Steel
PAN COVERS Aluminium .
PAN COVERS EN 124 .
PAN COVERS Gas Strut Lift Assist .
PAN COVERS Hinged .
PAN COVERS Stainless Steel .
PAN COVERS Steel .
ROOF Fire Vents Automatic
ROOF Fire Vents Automatic Acoustical
ROOF Fire Vents Automatic Natural Daylight
ROOF Mechanical Vent Systems .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Aluminium .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Electric Operated .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Fire Rated .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Glazed .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES High Security Applications .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Hinged .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Insulated .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Ladder Access .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Louvred Curb .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Manual Handling Regs Requirements .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Plant Access .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Purpose Made .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Refurbishment .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Service Stair Access .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Ship Stair Access .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Sit On Curb .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Translucent Dome .
ROOF ACCESS SYSTEMS Guard Rails .
ROOF ACCESS SYSTEMS Ladder Incorporated .
ROOF ACCESS SYSTEMS Ship Stair Incorporated .
ROOF VENTILATORS . .
ROOF VENTILATORS Fire Control .
ROOF VENTILATORS Flat Roof .
ROOF VENTILATORS Fusible Link Control .
ROOF VENTILATORS Heat and Smoke Release Automatic .
ROOF VENTILATORS Remote Control .
ROOF VENTILATORS Smoke Release .
ROOFLIGHTS Access Hatches .
ROOFLIGHTS Ventilated Fire Opening
ROOFLIGHTS Ventilated Smoke Ventilation
SAFETY ACCESS SYSTEMS .
SAFETY RAILS Rooftop .
SMOKE Control Actuators
SMOKE Control Fire Ventilation
SMOKE Control Systems
SMOKE Control Systems Car Park
SMOKE Control Ventilation - See Also SMOKE VENTILATORS:
SMOKE Hatches .
SMOKE Shaft Ventilation
SMOKE VENTILATORS AOV Automatic Opening Vents .
SMOKE VENTILATORS Car Park .
SMOKE VENTILATORS Controls Control Equipment and Accessories .
SMOKE VENTILATORS Mechanical Mechanically Operated
SMOKE VENTILATORS NSHEVs (Natural Smoke and Heat Exhaust Vents) .
SMOKE VENTILATORS NSHEVs (Natural Smoke and Heat Exhaust Vents) Acoustic
SMOKE VENTILATORS NSHEVs (Natural Smoke and Heat Exhaust Vents) BS EN 12101-2
SMOKE VENTILATORS NSHEVs (Natural Smoke and Heat Exhaust Vents) CE Compliant / CE Accredited
SMOKE VENTILATORS NSHEVs (Natural Smoke and Heat Exhaust Vents) CE Marked / CE Marking Declaration of Conformity
SMOKE VENTILATORS NSHEVs (Natural Smoke and Heat Exhaust Vents) Construction Products Directive 89/106/EEC
SMOKE VENTILATORS NSHEVs (Natural Smoke and Heat Exhaust Vents) Double Leaf
SMOKE VENTILATORS NSHEVs (Natural Smoke and Heat Exhaust Vents) EU Regulation 305/2011
SMOKE VENTILATORS NSHEVs (Natural Smoke and Heat Exhaust Vents) Special Sizes
SMOKE VENTILATORS NSHEVs (Natural Smoke and Heat Exhaust Vents) Stairwell
SMOKE VENTILATORS Positive Pressure .
SMOKE VENTILATORS Purpose Built .
SMOKE VENTILATORS Refurbishment .
SMOKE VENTILATORS Roof .
SMOKE VENTS See Also SMOKE VENTILATORS: .
VENTILATION Smoke Control .
VENTILATION SYSTEMS Smoke Control .
VENTILATORS Smoke Control .See Also SMOKE VENTILATORS:
WINDOW Well Covers .
WINDOWS: MISCELLANEOUS Basement .
WINDOWS: MISCELLANEOUS Window Well .
BIL-GUARD BILGUARD Rooftop Guardrail System
BILCLIP Flashing System
BILCO FIXED VERTICAL LADDERS Flat Roof Access Ladders
BL-Z Retractable Ladders
BL-ZBOX Retractable Ladders
CLASSIC SERIES Basement Access
CNIGUARD Water Treatment Facility Intrusion Detection
LADDERUP Ladder Safety Post
LUMIVENT Fire Vent
OS2 Electronic Operators for Smoke Control Systems
PERMENTRY Basement Access
POGO POLE Ladder Safety Post
REM SMOKE VENTS Automatic Smoke Vent
SCAPEWEL Window Wells
STAKWEL Window Wells
THERMOLATCH II Hold/Release Mechanism
TNEMEC Coating
TYPE SM Basement Access
ULTRA SERIES Basement Access
VERSAMOUNT Roof Access Hatch

Bilco Provides Smoke Ventilation for Major East London Regeneration Scheme
April 2014

Bilco Provides Smoke Ventilation for Major East London Regeneration Scheme

Automatic Smoke Ventilators - Roof Vents - Natural Smoke Ventilation

Bilco automatic smoke ventilators have been selected for inclusion on an award winning housing scheme which is part of the regeneration of the Canning Town area in East London.

Countryside Properties, which undertook the regeneration project in partnership with Newham Council and Affinity Sutton, has completed the first phase of the so-called Canning Town and Custom House regeneration project.

The Bilco products have been installed on 'East City Point', designed by architect SEH - Shepheard Epstein Hunter, which comprises 139 homes in total, 102 homes for private sale and 37 affordable. This the first part of the first phase which will go on to comprise in total 649 homes, of which 422 will be for private sale and 227 for affordable housing. The area’s focal point will be a square with a new school and amenities clustered around it. The overall regeneration project aims to provide more than 10,000 new and refurbished homes over the next 15 years.

The seven smoke ventilators supplied by Bilco for two of the housing blocks include six 1.05m x 1.05m single leaf smoke ventilators, electrically actuated for remote opening and closing, and one 1.55m x 1.55m double leaf smoke ventilator. The equipment, which is provided with Bilco’s exclusive ten year warranty, meets all current Building Regulations and European Standards in EN 12101. This demands that the covers of the smoke ventilators must reach the fire open position within 60 seconds and that single covers open to 140 degrees to ensure there are no negative wind co-efficients to blow smoke back into the building.

“We are delighted that Bilco products have been selected for this landmark redevelopment in Canning Town,” explains James Fisher, General Manager of Bilco UK. “In addition to providing effective natural smoke ventilation in the event of a fire, the units would increase available evacuation time, allow for the exhaust of noxious fumes and provide enhanced visibility for firefighters. But they can also be used to provide general roof access for maintenance purposes.”

Bilco products have been widely specified by Countryside Properties on other projects as part of its commitment to quality construction. Not only are Bilco’s off the shelf products of top quality, the company also offers a dedicated design service for custom and special project needs.

Bilco UK - CE Marking is still not the Norm on NSHEVs, says Bilco
April 2014

Bilco UK - CE Marking is still not the Norm on NSHEVs, says Bilco

Smoke Vents - Natural Smoke Ventilation - Roof Access Hatches
Bilco Smoke Vent

Despite a promising start after the 1st July 2013 deadline, non CE marked smoke vents are still being installed, warns Bilco, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of Natural Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilators (NSHEVs). “Initial enquiries from customers after the deadline showed us that much of the market had embraced the need to specify and install only CE marked smoke vents,” says James Fisher, General Manager of Bilco. “However, nine months on we are still seeing an alarming number of non CE marked NSHEV products being installed on current projects. Although there is some discretion allowed if products meet the requirements of Building Control, the legislation was clearly designed to introduce a legally imposed standard that would safeguard lives in the event of fire. By now we should be specifying and installing only CE marked products as the norm, not as an option.”

This is not just a question of ensuring the use of high quality products, Bilco explains. Harmonised European standards are applied to products which have a profound effect on the overall safety of a building for its end users. For this reason, there shouldn’t be any non CE marked NSHEVs anywhere in the supply chain. The grace period, which applied only to products which had already been purchased on 1st July 2013 has well and truly passed, the company argues.

In order to meet the requirements of CE marking, manufacturers were obliged to complete rigorous testing to the harmonized European Standard EN12101-2, meeting the requirements of the Construction Products Regulation. “This represents a significant investment in product development to meet the new CE marked standard, reflecting the importance of reliable, dependable NSHEVs in fire safety best practice,” says James Fisher. “Responsible manufacturers have subjected their products to thorough testing by a third party ‘notified body’ to assess reliability; opening under loads; low ambient temperature (to temperatures as low as -15°C); wind load; and heat exposure; in addition to free aerodynamic area. As a result, the Bilco REM smoke vent range is now fully certified and CE marked in accordance with legislation, as are most of the leading UK brands. We shouldn’t be compromising on CE marking when in practice this could mean putting lives at risk,” he concludes.

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