BILCO UK LTD

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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:

Bilco can also supply 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.

Ladders / Step Over Ladders / Roof Mounted Walkways:

Bilco supply a comprehensive range of ladder and walkways for roof access. These include Fixed Vertical Ladders (with or without Safety Cages & Guardrails), retractable ladders and loft ladders; as well as a reange of roof mounted walkways to provide safe access to rooftops.

Floor Access Doors and Howe Green Access Covers:

Our range of floor access solutions includes through-floor doors and the industry standard for accessing underfloor services - Howe Green floor access covers.

Further technical information is available to download from the BPi download Library

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.

Automatic Smoke Vent - Acoustical
<p>Acoustical smoke vents are designed to guard against noise intrusion and at the same time provide the security of dependable automatic venting in the event of a fire. Vents carry an STC-46 sound rating and are ideal for concert halls, theaters, casinos, and other interior applications that require limited noise from the outside. In the event of a fire, heat breaks the fusible link, allowing powerful lifting mechanisms to open the vent cover instantaneously. Pull handles are provided for interior or exterior manual operation and products are fully insulated and gasketed for weather tightness. </p><br><b>Uses and Applications</b><br>Automatic Smoke Vents protect property and aid firefighters in bringing a fire under control by removing smoke, heat, and gases from a burning building. Smoke ventilation improves air quality and visibility to allow occupants to get out and firefighters to get in to do their job. Smoke vents are ideally suited for large expanses of unobstructed space such as factories, warehouses, auditoriums, and retail facilities.<p><br><b>Assembly and Installation</b><br>Installation of BILCO automatic smoke vents is simply a matter of placing the vent over the roof opening and securing it to the roof deck through the holes provided in the base flange. The integral capflashing readily accepts roofing felts for built-up roofing applications, and Bilco&apos;s patented Bil-Clip&#174; flashing system simplifies installation in single-ply roofing applications.</p><br><b>Materials and Finishes</b><br>Acoustical smoke vents are available in either 14 gauge (1.9mm) paint bond G-90 galvanized steel construction.<p><br><b>Codes and Certifications</b><br>Products have been tested for an STC-46 sound rating, are UL listed, and comply with UL793 and UL 790 Class A (burning brand test) requirements. All BILCO products are designed to provide many years of trouble-free service. Should a part fail to function in normal use within a period of five (5) years - or longer, as indicated - from the date of purchase, a new part will be furnished at no charge.</p> Smoke Ventilation, Smoke Vents, Automatic Smoke Vent

Published [15/02/17]

Automatic Smoke Vent - Daylighting
<p>The Lumivent&#174; automatic smoke vents provide the security and value of an automatic smoke vent with the added benefits of a skylight. Products feature impact resistant covers that do not require an additional fall protection screen. In the event of a fire, heat breaks the fusible link, allowing powerful lifting mechanisms to open the vent cover instantaneously. Pull handles are provided for interior or exterior manual operation and products are fully insulated and gasketed for weather tightness. </p><br><b>Uses and Applications</b><br>Automatic Smoke Vents protect property and aid firefighters in bringing a fire under control by removing smoke, heat, and gases from a burning building. Smoke ventilation improves air quality and visibility to allow occupants to get out and firefighters to get in to do their job. Smoke vents are ideally suited for large expanses of unobstructed space such as factories, warehouses, auditoriums, and retail facilities.<p><br><b>Assembly and Installation</b><br>Installation of BILCO automatic smoke vents is simply a matter of placing the vent over the roof opening and securing it to the roof deck through the holes provided in the base flange. The integral capflashing readily accepts roofing felts for built-up roofing applications, and Bilco&apos;s patented Bil-Clip&#174; flashing system simplifies installation in single-ply roofing applications.</p><br><b>Materials and Finishes</b><br>Daylighting automatic smoke vents are available in 11 gauge (2.3 mm) aluminum construction and feature multi-wall polycarbonate covers .<p><br><b>Codes and Certifications</b><br>Products are UL listed and meet International Building Code requirements for plastic skylights (2012 IBC 2610.3). All BILCO products are designed to provide many years of trouble-free service. Should a part fail to function in normal use within a period of five (5) years - or longer, as indicated - from the date of purchase, a new part will be furnished at no charge.</p> Smoke Ventilation, Smoke Vents, Automatic Smoke Vent

Published [15/02/17]

Automatic Smoke Vent - Double Leaf
<p>Bilco automatic fire vents utilize the patented Thermolatch&#174; II positive hold/release mechanism. This unique latching device ensures reliable vent operation when a fire occurs and prevents inadvertent opening of covers caused by wind, building vibrations or other factors. The Thermolatch&#174; II is equipped with a UL-listed 165° F (74° C) fusible link for automatic operation. In the event of a fire, heat breaks the fusible link, allowing powerful lifting mechanisms to open the vent covers instantaneously. Pull handles are provided for interior or exterior manual operation and products are fully insulated and gasketed for weather tightness. </p><br><b>Uses and Applications</b><br>Automatic Smoke Vents protect property and aid firefighters in bringing a fire under control by removing smoke, heat, and gases from a burning building. Smoke ventilation improves air quality and visibility to allow occupants to get out and firefighters to get in to do their job. Smoke vents are ideally suited for large expanses of unobstructed space such as factories, warehouses, auditoriums, and retail facilities.<p><br><b>Assembly and Installation</b><br>Installation of BILCO automatic smoke vents is simply a matter of placing the vent over the roof opening and securing it to the roof deck through the holes provided in the base flange. The integral capflashing readily accepts roofing felts for built-up roofing applications, and Bilco&apos;s patented Bil-Clip&#174; flashing system simplifies installation in single-ply roofing applications.<p><br><b>Materials and Finishes</b><br>Automatic smoke vents are available in either 14 gauge (1.9mm) paint bond G-90 galvanized steel construction or 11 gauge (2.3 mm) aluminum construction.</p><br><b>Codes and Certifications</b><br>Products are UL listed and comply with UL793 and UL 790 Class A (burning brand test) requirements. All BILCO products are designed to provide many years of trouble-free service. Should a part fail to function in normal use within a period of five (5) years - or longer, as indicated - from the date of purchase, a new part will be furnished at no charge</p> Smoke Ventilation, Smoke Vents, Automatic Smoke Vent

Published [15/02/17]

Automatic Smoke Vent - Single Leaf
<p>Bilco automatic fire vents utilize the patented Thermolatch&#174; positive hold/release mechanism. This unique latching device ensures reliable vent operation when a fire occurs and prevents inadvertent opening of the cover caused by wind, building vibrations or other factors. The Thermolatch&#174; is equipped with a UL-listed 165° F (74° C) fusible link for automatic operation. In the event of a fire, heat breaks the fusible link, allowing powerful lifting mechanisms to open the vent cover instantaneously. Pull handles are provided for interior or exterior manual operation and products are fully insulated and gasketed for weather tightness.</p><br><b>Uses and Applications</b><br>Automatic Smoke Vents protect property and aid firefighters in bringing a fire under control by removing smoke, heat, and gases from a burning building. Smoke ventilation improves air quality and visibility to allow occupants to get out and firefighters to get in to do their job. Single leaf smoke vents are ideally suited for areas with smaller venting requirements such as elevator shafts or stair wells.<p><br><b>Assembly and Installation</b><br>Installation of BILCO automatic smoke vents is simply a matter of placing the vent over the roof opening and securing it to the roof deck through the holes provided in the base flange. The integral capflashing readily accepts roofing felts for built-up roofing applications, and Bilco&apos;s patented Bil-Clip&#174; flashing system simplifies installation in single-ply roofing applications.</p><br><b>Materials and Finishes</b><br>Automatic smoke vents are available in either 14 gauge (1.9mm) paint bond G-90 galvanized steel construction or 11 gauge (2.3 mm) aluminum construction.<p><br><b>Codes and Certifications</b><br>Products are UL listed and comply with UL793 and UL 790 Class A (burning brand test) requirements. Vents can be supplied with built-in louvers and a fall protection screen to meet elevator code requirements. All BILCO products are designed to provide many years of trouble-free service. Should a part fail to function in normal use within a period of five (5) years - or longer, as indicated - from the date of purchase, a new part will be furnished at no charge.</p> Smoke Ventilation, Smoke Vents, Automatic Smoke Vent

Published [15/02/17]

Bilco Drainage Doors J-AL H20 Single Leaf - J H20
Single leaf drainage door designed to withstand vehicular traffic in off-street locations, constructed of 6 mm diamond pattern plate and reinforced for AASHTO H-20 wheel loading (14,500 kg axle load). Suitable for most corrosive environments, features include: Anti Corrosion Hardware, Standard Debris Gasket, Versatile Anchoring System for ease of installation, Fully Enclosed Counter Balanced Compression Springs, Automatic Hold Open Arm. Mill finish aluminium with a bituminous coating applied to the exterior of the frame. Sizes Available:    Floor hatches, Floor hatches

Published [01/07/18]

Bilco Drainage Doors J-AL Single Leaf - J
Single leaf drainage door ideal for most corrosive environments, constructed of 6 mm diamond pattern plate and reinforced for a 1464 kg/m² live load. Features include: Anti Corrosion Hardware, Standard Debris Gasket, Versatile Anchoring System for ease of installation, Fully Enclosed Counter Balanced Compression Springs, Automatic Hold Open Arm. Mill finish aluminium with a bituminous coating applied to the exterior of the frame. Size options available: Floor hatches, Floor hatches

Published [01/07/18]

Bilco Drainage Doors JD-AL Double Leaf - JD
Double leaf drainage door ideal for most corrosive environments, constructed of 6 mm diamond pattern plate and reinforced for a 1464 kg/m² live load. Features include: Sizes available: Floor hatches, Floor hatches

Published [01/07/18]

Bilco Drainage Doors JD-AL H20 Double Leaf - JD H20
Double leaf drainage door designed to withstand vehicular traffic in off-street locations, constructed of 6 mm diamond pattern plate and reinforced for AASHTO H-20 wheel loading (14,500 kg axle load). Suitable for most corrosive environments, Features: Sizes Available:   Floor hatches, Floor hatches

Published [01/07/18]

Bilco Ladders BL-A - Fixed vertical ladder
Aluminium fixed vertical ladder manufactured to BS 4211:2005 +A1 2008. Features: Permanently-fixed vertical ladder systems, Permanently-fixed vertical ladder system

Published [01/07/18]

Bilco Ladders BL-A-WG - Fixed Vertical Ladder with safety cage and guardrail
Aluminium fixed vertical ladder with safety cage and guardrail, manufactured to BS 4211:2005 +A1 2008. Features: Permanently-fixed vertical ladder systems, Permanently-fixed vertical ladder system

Published [01/07/18]

Bilco Ladders BL-A-WH - Fixed vertical ladder with safety cage
Aluminium fixed vertical ladder with safety cage, manufactured to BS 4211:2005 +A1 2008. Features: Permanently-fixed vertical ladder systems, Permanently-fixed vertical ladder system

Published [01/07/18]

Bilco Ladders BL-COMPA - Companionway (Ships Stair) ladder
Aluminium Companionway ladder (also known as Ships Stair), manufactured to comply with recommendations of BS 5395: Part 3. Features: Companionway ladder systems, Companionway ladder system

Published [01/07/18]

Bilco Ladders BL-COMPS - Companionway (Ships Stair)
Galvanised steel Companionway Ladder (also known as Ships Stair), manufactured to comply with recommendations of BS 5395: Part 3. Features: Companionway ladder systems, Companionway ladder system

Published [01/07/18]

Bilco Ladders BL-S - Fixed vertical ladder
Galvanised mild steel fixed vertical ladder manufactured to BS 4211:2005 +A1 2008. Features: Permanently-fixed vertical ladder systems, Permanently-fixed vertical ladder system

Published [01/07/18]

Bilco Ladders BL-S-WG - Ladder with safety cage and guardrail
Galvanised steel fixed vertical ladder with safety cage and guardrail, manufactured to BS 4211:2005 +A1 2008. Features: Permanently-fixed vertical ladder systems, Permanently-fixed vertical ladder system

Published [01/07/18]

Bilco Ladders BL-S-WH - Fixed vertical ladder with safety cage
Galvanised mild steel fixed vertical ladder with safety cage, manufactured to BS 4211:2005 +A1 2008. Features: Permanently-fixed vertical ladder systems, Permanently-fixed vertical ladder system

Published [01/07/18]

Bilco Ladders BL-Z - Retractable ladder
Die cast aluminium alloy ladder (with backboard made from 18 mm block wood), manufactured to EN 14975 (DN 4570). Features: Aluminium loft ladders, Aluminium loft ladders

Published [01/07/18]

Bilco Ladders BL-Z - Retractable ladder
Die cast aluminium alloy ladder (with backboard made from 18 mm block wood), manufactured to EN 14975 (DN 4570). Features: Aluminium loft ladders, Aluminium loft ladders

Published [01/07/18]

Bilco Ladders BL-ZBOX - Retractable Ladder with insulated trapdoor
Die cast aluminium alloy ladder with trap door and lining, manufactured to EN 14975 (DN 4570). Features: Aluminium loft ladders, Aluminium loft ladders

Published [01/07/18]

Bilco Non Drainage Doors Type K Single Leaf
Single leaf non-drainage door constructed of 6 mm diamond pattern plate and reinforced for a 732 kg/m² live load. Features: Sizes Available:  Floor hatches, Floor hatches

Published [01/07/18]

ACCESS COVERS Airports .
ACCESS COVERS Airtight .
ACCESS COVERS Aluminium .
ACCESS COVERS Aluminium Anodized Finish
ACCESS COVERS Aluminium Custom Finishes
ACCESS COVERS Aluminium Surface Mounted
ACCESS COVERS Aluminium Tread Plate
ACCESS COVERS BS EN 124 .
ACCESS COVERS BS EN 124 Class A15-F900 Loadings
ACCESS COVERS Cable Outlet .
ACCESS COVERS Cellar .
ACCESS COVERS Composite .
ACCESS COVERS Composite Aluminium
ACCESS COVERS Concrete Floor Finishes .
ACCESS COVERS Double Leaf .
ACCESS COVERS Drainage Doors .
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 Flooring Lightweight Composite
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 Lightweight Slim .
ACCESS COVERS Modular Systems .
ACCESS COVERS Multiple Unit .
ACCESS COVERS Natural Stone Floor Finishes .
ACCESS COVERS Pan Covers .See Also PAN COVERS:
ACCESS COVERS Purpose Made Bespoke and Custom Designs .
ACCESS COVERS Recessed .
ACCESS COVERS Recessed for Block Paviors
ACCESS COVERS Recessed for Floor Finishes
ACCESS COVERS Security Covers .
ACCESS COVERS Slip Resistant/Anti-Slip/Low Slip 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 Walls .
ACCESS COVERS Tree Pit Covers .
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 Lift Assisted .
ACCESS DOORS Lockable .
ACCESS DOORS Odour Control .
ACCESS DOORS Pit .
ACCESS DOORS Purpose Made .
ACCESS DOORS Recessed .
ACCESS DOORS Steel Galvanised Steel
ACCESS DOORS Steel Stainless Steel
ACCESS DOORS Walls .
ACCESS HATCHES See Also ACCESS COVERS: See Also ROOF ACCESS HATCHES:/LOFT ACCESS DOORS:
ACCESS LADDERS Aluminium BS 4211:2005 +A1 2008
ACCESS LADDERS Dropdown Means-of-Escape .
ACCESS LADDERS EN 14975 (DIN 4570) .
ACCESS LADDERS Flat Roof .
ACCESS LADDERS Retractable Concertina
ACCESS LADDERS Retractable Industrial Grade EN 14975
ACCESS LADDERS Roof Access .
ACCESS LADDERS Safety Cage and Guardrails Combined BS 4211:2005 +A1 2008
ACCESS LADDERS Safety Hoops Combined .
ACCESS LADDERS Safety Hoops Combined BS 4211:2005 +A1 2008
ACCESS LADDERS Safety Mounting Devices .
ACCESS LADDERS Security Gate Combined .
ACCESS LADDERS Special Sizes .
ACCESS LADDERS Steel .
ACCESS LADDERS Steel BS 4211:2005 +A1 2008
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 / Tile Insert
ACCESS PANELS Floor .
ACCESS PANELS Invisible Closure Systems .
ACCESS PANELS Lockable .
ACCESS PANELS Metal Wall Tile Fitting / Tile Insert
ACCESS PANELS Plumbing .
ACCESS PANELS Purpose Made Bespoke Custom Made .
ACCESS PANELS Stainless Steel .
ACCESS PANELS Steel .
ACCESS SKYLIGHTS . .
ALARM SYSTEMS Fire Alarms .
BASEMENT DOORS Exterior Access Sloped Entrance Hatches .
BASEMENT DOORS Exterior Access Sloped Entrance Hatches Emergency Exit / Emergency Egress
BASEMENT DOORS Exterior Access Sloped Entrance Hatches HDPE Simulated Wood
BASEMENT DOORS Exterior Access Sloped Entrance Hatches Steel
BASEMENT DOORS Exterior Access Sloped Entrance Hatches Steel Sided
BASEMENT DOORS Exterior Access Sloped Entrance Hatches Wide Openings
BASEMENT ENTRANCES Exterior Basement Access Sloped Entrance Hatch / Stairwell Combined
BASEMENT LIGHTWELLS
BASEMENT LIGHTWELLS Emergency Exit Egress Window Wells
BASEMENT LIGHTWELLS HDPE .
BASEMENT LIGHTWELLS Modular Systems .
BASEMENT LIGHTWELLS Window Well Dome Covers .
CAR PARK Smoke Control Systems .
CAT LADDERS Handrail Combined .
CAT LADDERS Metal .
CAT LADDERS Safety Hoops Combined .
CAT LADDERS Steel .
CELLAR DOORS
CELLAR FLAPS .
COVERS EN 124 .
COVERS Fire Rated .
COVERS Insulated .
COVERS Lift out .
DOORS DOMESTIC Basement Cellar Access
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Linear .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Linear Antislip Slip Resistant Safety Flooring Applications
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 ALARM SYSTEMS Commercial .
FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS Network Controlled .
FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS Radio Wireless Controlled .
FIRE ESCAPES Ladder Dropdown .
FIRE ESCAPES Ladders Telescopic .
FIRE ESCAPES Loft Ladder .
FIRE VENTILATORS Roof .
FLOOR ACCESS COVERS See Also ACCESS COVERS: .
FLOOR ACCESS DOORS See Also ACCESS COVERS: .
FLOOR DRAIN Covers Stainless Steel .
FLOOR DRAIN GRATINGS .
FLOOR DRAIN GRATINGS Stainless Steel .
FLOOR DRAINS .
FLOOR DRAINS Linear Channel .
GRATING Access Hatches .
GUARD RAILS Roof Hatches .
GUARD RAILS Roof Hatches OSHA Fall Protection Standards (29 CFR 1910.23)
GUARD RAILS Rooftop Systems .
GUARD RAILS Smoke Vent Openings .
HATCHES Cellar See Also CELLAR DOORS:
HATCHES Emergency .
HATCHES Fire Escape .
HATCHES Glazed .
HATCHES Hatch Railing Systems .
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 Commercial .
LOFT LADDERS Electric .
LOFT LADDERS Fire Escape .
LOFT LADDERS Metal .
LOFT LADDERS Metal Collapsible Trellis Concertina Scissors Operation
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 Fire Rated 90 Minutes .
PAN COVERS Gas Strut Lift Assist .
PAN COVERS Heavy Duty Loading Applications .
PAN COVERS Hinged .
PAN COVERS Insulated .
PAN COVERS Shallow .
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 Air Tight BS EN 12207:2000 .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Aluminium .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Controls .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Electric Operated .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Emegency Exit Panic Latch
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Fire Rated .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Glazed .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES High Security .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES High Security Applications .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Hinged .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Insulated .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Ladder Access .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Ladder Access Flat Roofs
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Louvred Curb .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Manual Handling Regs Requirements .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Plant Access .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Powered Access .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Purpose Made Bespoke and Custom Designs .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Refurbishment .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Safety Guardrails .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Security Access .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Security Burglar Resistant BS EN 1627
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 Guardrails .
ROOF ACCESS SYSTEMS Ladder Incorporated .
ROOF ACCESS SYSTEMS Ship Stair Incorporated .
ROOF EDGE PROTECTION Roof Edge Protection System Roof Edge Protection Barriers
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Bespoke Purpose Made .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS BS 6399 Part 2 .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS BS EN 14122 .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS EN 13374 Class A .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Self-Supporting Safety Railings .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Temporary Portable Guardrails Collapsible Guardrails
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Tubular .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Tubular Aluminium .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Tubular Counterbalance Handrails .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Tubular Freestanding .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Tubular Steel .
ROOF SAFETY BARRIERS Railings Barriers Fencing .See Also ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS:
ROOF SAFETY SYSTEMS Permanent Fixed
ROOF SAFETY SYSTEMS Permanent Ridge .
ROOF SAFETY SYSTEMS Valley Frames Portable
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 .
ROOF WALKWAYS Rooftop Walkway Systems .
ROOF WALKWAYS Rooftop Walkway Systems BS 5395:Part 3
ROOF WALKWAYS Rooftop Walkway Systems Roof Mounted StepOvers
ROOF WALKWAYS Rooftop Walkway Systems Safety Walkways
ROOF WINDOWS Smoke Ventilation .
ROOF WINDOWS Smoke Ventilation Automatic AOVs .
ROOFLIGHTS Access Hatches .
ROOFLIGHTS Ventilated Fire Opening
ROOFLIGHTS Ventilated Smoke Ventilation
SAFETY ACCESS SYSTEMS .
SAFETY RAILS Rooftop .
SHOWER DRAINS Linear Shower Channels .
SKYLIGHTS Electrically Operated .
SMOKE Hatches .
SMOKE Shaft Ventilation
SMOKE CONTROL Actuators .
SMOKE CONTROL Control Panels Control Units
SMOKE CONTROL Fire Ventilation .
SMOKE CONTROL Firemans Override Switches .
SMOKE CONTROL Management Systems .
SMOKE CONTROL Sensors Smoke Detectors
SMOKE CONTROL Systems .
SMOKE CONTROL Systems Car Park .
SMOKE CONTROL Ventilation - See Also SMOKE VENTILATORS: .
SMOKE VENTILATORS AOV Automatic Opening Vents .
SMOKE VENTILATORS Car Park .
SMOKE VENTILATORS Controls Control Equipment and Accessories .
SMOKE VENTILATORS Louvred .
SMOKE VENTILATORS Mechanical Mechanically Operated
SMOKE VENTILATORS Network Controlled Management Units .
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
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Bilco From 'The Big Smoke' to the 'City of Gold'

October 2018

The ‘Big Smoke’

For our first outing as one “family” of brands Profab Access, Bilco UK and Howe Green will be heading to the ‘Big Smoke’ for London Build. Presented as the leading and largest construction show for London the expo takes place from the 23rd – 24th October at Olympia. With over 200 conference and workshop sessions, 260 exhibitors and in excess of 20,000 pre-registered attendees it looks set to be a very busy couple of days. Our team will be on Stand V20. You can register for a free ticket for the event on the London Build website.

The ‘City of Gold’

After the excitement of London, we will head off to another iconic city – Dubai. Known as the ‘City of Gold’, due to its staggering growth within one generation, Dubai plays host to the Big 5. The largest construction event in the Middle East is taking place at the World Trade Center from 26th – 29th November. The event will play host to over 2,600 exhibitors and an expected 64,000 visitors!

We will be joining some of the biggest names in the global construction industry and are looking forward to speaking to building services professionals from across the globe. If you are making the trip to Dubai for the Big 5 make sure you find your way to Hall 7 Stand: 7C289. Our Managing Director, James Fisher, and Jamie Smith, Senior UK & Overseas Project Manager, have drawn the short straw to man our stand at the Big 5! Register for free tickets.

Fire rated access solutions

We are all really excited to be on the same stand talking about our fire rated access solutions. Preparing for these events has brought it home to everyone just what an amazing proposition we now have to offer architects, specifiers and contractors!

Profab Access is the only access product manufacturer to provide third-party fire certification guarantees across their range of riser doors, steel doors, access panels and loft hatches. Given the attention and emphasis on fire safety in commercial buildings post-Grenfell this fire certification guarantee is a compelling reason to specify Profab’s access solutions.

When it comes to fire safety Bilco UK has a longstanding reputation for supplying accredited and certified Natural Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilators (NSHEVs), also known as smoke vents. When installed in the roof area smoke vents can provide essential ventilation in the event of a fire. Opening by sensors or remote control the smoke vents will exhaust smoke and noxious fumes. By installing smoke vents the risk of smoke inhalation, damage, horizontal fire spread and secondary ignitions is reduced and helps to save lives and protect property.

Howe Green manufacture a range of stainless steel and aluminium floor access covers with optional fire ratings. Depending on the type of cover a 1, 2 or 3-hour fire rating is available. The fire rated floor access covers are ideal for installation in busy public areas such as underground stations and airports where the rapid spread of a fire would have catastrophic consequences.

Find out more

Being able to provide building services professionals with a range of fire rated access solutions for walls, ceilings, roofs and floors places us in a very unique position. If you are going to be visiting London Build or the Big 5 please do come and visit us on our stand and find out more about how we may be able to help improve fire safety on your next project. If you are unable to attend the shows then please give us a call to find out more – 01284 701696.

Fire Safety in the Spotlight

October 2018

The importance of fire safety within buildings has been very much in the spotlight recently. The annual Fire Door Safety 2018 campaign, running from 24th-30th September, focuses on the importance of ensuring fire doors are properly installed, maintained and regularly inspected so that they are fully functional and fault free.

The campaign presents some revealing statistics. An inspection of 677 doors carried out on 31 sites revealed a total of 2506 faults!

Over 61% had fire or smoke seals either missing, installed incorrectly or not filling perimeter gaps correctly.
More than 34% of fire doors inspected had excessive gaps between the door and its frame (ie. over 3mm).
Over 33% had incorrect signage
Almost 20% had unsuitable hinges

Source: Fire Door Safety Week

Only as strong as the weakest link…

This was also the week that we heard some emotive statements from senior fire officers being questioned at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

"You wouldn't expect fire to spread around the building like it did on the outside. And for it to fail so catastrophically - we'd never expected or anticipated that.”

"We would not expect the internal protection to fail so badly as well.”

“It was the complete failure of the building system that caught me by surprise.”

Worrying words indeed, and, a stark reminder that when it comes to minimising the risk from fire to lives and property the responsibility for fire prevention is far-reaching if failure is to be avoided.

Shared responsibility and liability

Architects, specifiers, building contractors, manufacturers, property owners and landlords all have their part to play in ensuring that the external and internal fabric and building systems will not fail when it comes to preventing a fire from spreading. From designing legible buildings that can be easily evacuated and accessed by emergency services to the use of non-combustible materials in construction to adhering to, and exceeding, specifications and facilitating regular fire assessments – fire safety has to be the primary consideration for every aspect of a building.

A holistic approach - active and passive fire protection systems

Active fire protection systems, such as smoke and heat detectors, fire alarms, sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers and blankets are used to detect a fire, to warn occupants to facilitate a prompt evacuation, to slow down the spread of the fire and to put the fire out.

There is also a requirement for passive fire protection systems that aim to compartmentalise a building into smaller areas, reducing the rate at which smoke and fire can spread. Certified fire doors, walls and floors, intumescent paint, gap filling measures – such as collars, strips and foam and fire/smoke dampeners can help to reduce the amount of damage if a fire does occur. Passive fire protection systems also increase the amount of time available for the occupants of the building to be evacuated safely reducing the risk to life.

Bilco Natural Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilators (NSHEV) – a multi-functional fire safety solution

The Natural Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilators (NSHEV) supplied by Bilco fulfil the roles of smoke extraction, a means to provide controlled ventilation to manage the internal temperature within a building and can also offer a way to access the roof area easily and safely.

NSHEV help to exhaust smoke and noxious fumes from many types of buildings. By drawing smoke, heat and fumes upwards the visibility is increased at lower levels giving occupants increased visibility for evacuation and a decreased risk of smoke inhalation. The enhanced visibility also assists firefighters to locate the source of the fire. Drawing the smoke and heat from the building protects against secondary ignitions and lateral fire spread and reduces damage to the building structure and building contents.

Standalone or fully integrated system

A number of different control systems can be supplied with the Bilco smoke vent depending upon requirements. The control unit for the smoke vent can be standalone or it can be integrated into a fully networked fire alarm or BMS system

Typical applications for Bilco NSHEV include:-

High rise housing

Schools and Universities

Offices and commercial buildings

Manufacturing plants

Hospitals

Care homes

Warehouses and distribution centres

Retail Centres

Aircraft hangers

Auditoria

Concert halls and theatres

Convention centres

Want to find out how you can improve the fire safety of your building?

Get in touch today to discuss your requirements and to find out how Bilco Natural Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilators (NSHEV) could help you to fulfil your fire safety responsibilities. Call 01284 701696.

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