BILCO UK LTD
PARK FARM BUSINESS CENTRE
FORNHAM ST GENEVIEVE
BURY ST EDMUNDS
SUFFOLK IP28 6TS
Tel: 01284 701696
Fax: 01284 702531
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.
- BIM Models: Click Here
- NBS Specifications: Click Here
- CAD Drawings: Click Here
- Installation Videos: Click Here
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.
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.
These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.
1. Bilco Product Catalogue
Access hatches floor doors smoke vents ladders access covers smoke ventialtion
Published [10/04/14]File size [4783 KB]
2 Bilco Access Hatches Brochure
Published [10/04/14]File size [1805 KB]
3 Bilco Natural Smoke Vents Brochure
Published [10/04/14]File size [2831 KB]
4 Bilco Ladders Brochure
Published [10/04/14]File size [1966 KB]
5 Bilco Floor Door Brochure
Published [10/04/14]File size [1854 KB]
6 Bilco Floor Access Covers
Published [10/04/14]File size [1170 KB]
7 Control Options for Smoke Vents
smoke ventilation controls
Published [23/07/13]File size [694 KB]
Bilco CNIguard Intrusion Detection System
wireless security systems
Published [19/02/13]File size [3274 KB]
Bilco Fire Rated Floor Doors
Published [19/02/13]File size [76 KB]
Bilco Safety Products
Bil-Guard® Hatch Rail System, LadderUP® Safety Posts
Published [10/04/14]File size [485 KB]
Bilco’s new VersaMount™ access hatch
Published [18/02/13]File size [212 KB]
Bilco Gains Membership of the Single Ply Roofing Association
Bilco Gains Membership of the Single Ply Roofing Association
Smoke Vents - Retractable Ladders - Roof Hatches - Opening Vents
Bilco James Fisher
Bilco UK Ltd has become a member of the Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA). The company, which also manufactures and supplies CE-marked natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators (NSHEVs), floor doors, fixed vertical and retractable ladders, is also to assist in the drafting of guidance on the installation of roof access hatches and NSHEVs for single ply roofs.
James Fisher, General Manager for Bilco, says it is a logical move for Bilco to join SPRA. He said, “As manufacturers of high quality products which are essential in the construction of many single ply roofs, it seemed a natural choice for us to become members of SPRA. We make a great deal of information, from BIM models to CAD drawings and installation guides, available for download from our website, and this fits in well with the SPRA ethos of sharing knowledge and best practice for the industry. We are pleased to be sharing our expertise in compiling a new design guide as careful installation of our products is essential for a long lasting and robust result.”
He added, “One of SPRA’s criteria for joining its ranks is to have compliant products, and that’s also a vital part of our values as a manufacturer. All our products comply with their relevant standards, and we were among the first to CE-mark our NSHEV products following rigorous testing and considerable investment in our product. We emphasise the safe use of our roof hatches once installed, which is important in preserving the longevity of the roof structure as well as safeguarding the welfare of the user when making egress through one of our products.”
SPRA was founded over 25 years ago to promote best practice and professionalism in the polymeric waterproof roof industry and embraces in its membership the entire supply chain, including manufacturers, distributors, specialist contractors and individual installers. All SPRA members are independently audited annually against rigorous quality criteria from manufacture to project completion.
Bilco Improves Safety with Fixed Ladders
Bilco Improves Safety with Fixed Ladders
Roof Access - Fixed Ladders - Safety Ladders - Roof Hatches
Roof access products manufacturer Bilco provides a range of some of the safest ladders in the construction industry, to make working at height safer for roofers, builders and ongoing facilities management maintenance operatives. With a range of fixed, retractable and companionway ladders, Bilco offers a tailored approach to safer ladder access to roof hatches, and smoke vents both for maintenance and secondary access. For added safety, Bilco also offers its trademarked LadderUp® Safety Post which helps to ensure three points of contact on the ladder while entering or exiting an access hatch. Details can be found on www.bilcouk.com, from which NBS specifications and installation guides can be downloaded.
Bilco’s industrial standard, fixed ladder range comprises robust fixed vertical ladders which can be installed on their own, or used in conjunction with a Bilco roof access hatch. Bilco supplies both galvanised mild steel and aluminium versions for ceiling heights of between 2 and 6 metres as standard, however, bespoke heights can be manufactured on request. Bilco offers options for the fixed ladder alone, ladder with safety cage or ladder with a cage and safety rail. Bilco’s LadderUp® Safety Post is also designed for use with fixed vertical ladders, making entering and exiting roof access hatches safer and easier for the user. All Bilco fixed vertical ladders comply with the requirements of BS4211:2005 + A1 2008. Bilco also provides CAD drawings for its fixed ladder range at www.bilcouk.com.
In applications where a fixed vertical ladder is not needed all the time, a retractable ladder from Bilco’s range is an ideal option, particularly for accessing hatches not situated next to a wall. Industrial standard Bilco retractable ladders are designed for easy use with a roof hatch. Manufactured from die-cast aluminium alloy to EN 14975 (DN 4570) standards, the ladder comes with a backboard fabricated from 18mm block wood for easy installation. Bilco also provides the option of a ladder complete with a trap door which neatly encloses the ladder between the closed trap door and the roof hatch. Ladders have heavy duty counter balancing springs to ensure that they provide safe and controlled operation for the end user. Once lowered into place, the gradient of the ladder makes it simple to use, especially for operatives carrying tools or maintenance equipment. Provided there is a minimum roof opening of 1 metre, the ladder can be supplied with or without a telescopic hand rail.
In applications where the rise from floor to roof level is less than 3 metres, Bilco offers companionway ladders designed for use with Bilco roof access hatches manufactured from either galvanised steel or aluminium. Although technically a fixed vertical ladder, with a 75 degree gradient, Bilco’s companionway ladders offer a sturdy, safe, easy to use means of gaining access to the roof hatch. Companionway ladders are supplied with two grab rails as a means of maintaining three points of contact for the entire length of the ladder. All Bilco companionway ladders are manufactured in accordance with BS 5395: Part3.
Bilco’s LadderUP® Safety Posts are installed permanently on the top two rungs of any fixed ladder to provide safer ladder access through roof access hatches, floor doors and manholes. The post telescopes for storage when not in use, but is easily raised by the ladder user at the top of the ladder. Designed to be operated with one hand, it allows the user to keep one hand on the ladder itself, keeping three points of contact while paused at the top. After use, an easy to operate release lever allows the post to be easily safely retracted for storage below the hatch until it is next needed. The post steadies the user when passing through the roof opening, reducing the chances of a fall from height. Bilco provides versions in stainless steel, galvanised steel and aluminium; and in four levels of corrosion resistance, depending on the application. This gives excellent longevity and trouble-free operation.
Bilco ladders provide many years of reliable service, especially when used in conjunction with Bilco roof access products.