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Bespoke Concrete Padstones Supporting Construction

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!

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Standard Concrete Kerbs – Above Standard Durability

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

3 Tips for Window Sill Maintenance

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

3 Ways Wall Caps Protect Your Wall

We have previously posted here about the great looks that are possible through finishing off a wall in some of the stylish wall caps available here at Killeshal. But, wall coping protects your wall too, so we thought we’d give a quick run-down of how wall caps protect your wall. Continue reading

Cold Bridge prevention with GFRP Wall Ties

Cold Bridge prevention (or thermal bridge prevention) has become more and more a relevant topic in the world of construction. And, thanks to the popularity of television programmes such as Grand Designs, there is a growing awareness of the topic amongst the general population. Here’s one solution that makes a significant contribution to Cold Bridge Prevention at Build stage. Continue reading

Tactile Paving Studs for Accessiblity

Tactile Paving Studs and Strips have become an increasing relevant tool in creating a fairer and more inclusive environment. At Killeshal, we have been supplying tactile paving for quite some time, but we’ve noted an increased demand recently for tactile paving studs and strips to be retro-fitted into existing paving. Continue reading

Wall Caps Down To A Tee

I had a discussion recently about a previous blog post on precast concrete Wall Caps where I compared wall caps to lapels on a suit jacket. A friend said that he hadn’t really thought of them that way before, so I responded with a question, “Well, how much thought do you normally give to wall caps.”
The answer didn’t surprise me, wall cap selection was often not much more than an afterthought, but they really should be considered as a much more significant part of any project since they’re one of the first things noticed (sub-consciously or otherwise) on any property. Continue reading

Channel Drainage – Here Comes The Rain Again

Once again we’ve had a year where our little corner of the world has had what at least feels like an unfair amount of rain… ok that’s typical for British and Irish summers. But as we face into another wet and wild winter, we really should be planning to ensure that we can handle the resultant surface water, particularly where high capacity or heavy load-bearing drainage channels are required. Continue reading

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