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 2.5% slope to handle the surface water issues associated with heavy and sustained downpours. Continue reading
Frank Bracken, our very own Sales Director, was one of the speakers at a recent Irish Concrete Federation seminar in Newbridge, County Kildare.
The principal aim of the seminar was to highlight an ongoing risk to suppliers arising out of a large number of insolvencies in the construction sector in 2018.
The seminar also covered advice on compliance with the EU’s GDPR, which came into force earlier this year, and featured a number of speakers addressing the issue of risk in the construction sector. Continue reading
Line Drainage Systems and that old Eurythmics song, Here Comes The Rain Again, often come to mind at this time of year. I so often seem to have that song going around my head because even though we’ve just had another wet and wild winter, you just know the rain will keep falling into April and beyond. And of course, channel drainage systems from Killeshal come to mind because something will need to handle the resultant surface water, particularly where high capacity or heavy load-bearing drainage channels are required. 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.
Wide Range of Wall Caps with Delivery Throughout Ireland & UK
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
Retrofit existing paving with Steel Tactile Paving Studs and Strips from Killeshal Precast to create Tactile Paving.
Steel Tactile Paving Studs and Strips allow existing paving to be quickly and easily retrofitted to create safer, inclusive Tactile Paving, alerting those with visual impairments to potential hazards of steps and platforms or pedestrian crossings. Killeshal have offered tactile paving for a number of years now, but we also offer Steel Tactile Paving Studs and Strips as a solution for retro-fitting into existing paving. 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.
Managing Surface Water is taken a lot more seriously in Ireland these days with data on climate change confirming our fears. Few would now dispute that we are seeing climate change in action, but not everyone is certain of how best to manage its effects. That’s where Killeshal Precast comes in… with our range of Surface Water handling products. Continue reading