Ah, summer evenings, out in the garden with friends and a glass of your favourite tipple, and a Schiedel Garden Fireplace from Killeshal to keep you warm as the evening cools down. After all, we don’t exactly have hot climate. Sounds idyllic? Read on.
Sloped Line Drainage is becoming a necessity to cope with our increasingly wet climate. High hydraulic capacity channel drainage systems are not new to Killeshal, 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
Thermally Efficient Wall Ties available from Killeshal reduce heat loss in cavity wall constructions. Killeshal has been offered eco friendly products for some time now. Our grass blocks produce a great hard-standing surface while allowing better surface water drainage and infiltration. Our eco friendly wall ties product may be overlooked at times because it is no longer seen, once installed. But their thermal efficiency makes them well worth considering for your construction project.
When we talk about a “wide range of Wall Caps” at Killeshal… we’re really mean it! Where can you find a truly wide range of Wall Caps in Precast Concrete? From Killeshal Precast Concrete Limited, of course! Continue reading
We have previously outlined here the importance Pad stones 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 pad stones to support these new designs has increased dramatically. That’s where Killeshal 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 Caps.
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 function perfectly as Window Sill Supports.
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 increasingly 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 bespoke 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 marked increase in demand for precast concrete wall caps amongst other things. 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 you 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