A small change on a fixing detail is promising to deliver massive site time and cost savings for M&E projects, thanks to Gilberts Blackpool.
Gilberts claims its new bracket for grilles and diffusers saves on average 10 minutes per grille in fixing. It also eliminates the need for skilled or semi-skilled labour to install the ventilators.
Ian Rogers, Gilberts’ Sales Director, described it as a ‘game changer’ for contractors.
“Installation is a significant part of the project value, and over-run on fitting time is one of the most crucial issues affecting build programmes,” he commented.
“On a typical large commercial project involving 2500 grilles, the time saving equates to some 400 hours! That has a massive impact on the duration on site.
“And the skilled labour requirement is reduced – you just need someone capable of using a screwdriver.”
Initially, the new bracket fits at least 80% of Gilberts’ grille and diffuser ranges. In the medium-long term, it will be the standard fixing for almost all the grille and diffuser products.
It simply clips onto the grille or diffuser, which is then pushed into position and the bracket secured by tightening with a screwdriver.
The bracket is the latest pioneering innovation from the family-owned, air movement engineering specialist.
It builds on the company’s heritage of bringing to market advanced technology that enhances the design, installation, energy efficiency and occupier comfort of non- domestic buildings.
All products, standard lines, and bespoke solutions are designed, developed, manufactured and tested in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001:2015 quality standard at Gilberts’ state of the art, 95,000 square foot facility in Blackpool.
Gilberts of Blackpool,
Phone: 01253 766911
Fax: 01253 767941
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