The team at Uni-Prop International is delighted to be nominated, for the second year running, at the National Building and Construction Awards (‘NBCA’) for two awards: Health and Safety Award as well as Innovation.
Our entry illustrated how the business is doing something new, different, smarter and better that makes a positive difference to the construction sector, with a brand new product.
Invented in Britain, Uni-Prop has created positive shock waves in both the construction and civil engineering sectors because of its detachable hydraulic assembly, which is supplied as a sealed unit in a bespoke HDPE case. It is the addition of this option that makes Uni-Prop so special and sets it apart from existing devices that are used on virtually every building site across the globe.
The ‘wow’ factor of the innovative adjustable building support is that it can be quickly and safely adapted, in just 60 seconds, to deliver controlled hydraulic power. The device is widely regarded as a major development for the general building industry; the first such upgrade of steel temporary supports in over 80 years
Uni-Prop is available to hire or buy across the UK and other countries. The product has attracted much media attention and has been featured in the Daily Express, BBC Radio Essex, Tool Business & Hire magazine, TOOLKIT magazine, Professional Builder, The Concrete Jungle Blog and Health & Safety Matters. An online explainer video can be seen at: https://youtu.be/vTcLK3mRDb4
Managing Director, David Marr commented, “I am delighted that we have been recognised for a second year in only our second year of trading. The positive brand awareness that Uni-Prop has received is a true endorsement of the value of the product to both the construction and civil engineering sectors. We are also seeing great interest from overseas markets such as Australia and the USA.”
The product has also received numerous endorsements from the construction industry and Rob Boulton of Power Construction in Dunmow commented: “We hired these Uni-Props from 727 in Dunmow and were a little dubious at the new idea when they arrived. Having used them for the first time we will NEVER use the old manual props again. They are an incredible leap forward in safe temporary support. Uni-Props are easy to use, quick to position, infinitely adjustable and far, far safer – no more twisting top plates under wobbly steel beams!”