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UNI-PROP chosen as finalist to win National Building Awards in TWO categories.
Written by Emma Allen 13th May 2019
Uni-Prop®, the temporary support system, has been short-listed to win the Health and Safety Award as well as Innovation of the Year 2019
Ipswich, Suffolk 30 April 2019. Uni-Prop® International Ltd. today announced that the innovative UNI-PROP product has been short-listed to win two National Building Awards. The coveted titles include a Health and Safety Award (where entrants had to evidence how they have improved health and safety in the workplace) as well as Innovation of the Year 2019.
Sponsored by Tower Cranes UK Ltd, entrants in the innovation category had to demonstrate how the business is doing something new, different, smarter or better that will make a positive difference to the construction sector, with a brand new product.
Invented in Britain, UNI-PROP is an innovative adjustable building support that can be quickly adapted to also deliver controlled hydraulic power. The device is widely regarded as a major development for the general building industry; the first such upgrade on steel temporary supports in over 80 years.
UNI-PROP has created positive shock waves in the industry 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 National Building Awards are sponsored by Liebherr and are made up of 23 categories, which are open to market leading businesses in the construction sector. All entries are judged by a national panel of judges. The pinnacle of the awards is the Grand Celebration – a black-tie evening at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London on 22ndMay.
UNI-PROP is available to hire or buy across the UK. Indeed, the product has attracted much media attention and this year has been featured in the Daily Express, BBC Radio Essex, Tool Business & Hire magazine, Professional Builder, The Concrete Jungle Blog and Health & Safety Matters. An online explainer video can be seen here.
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!”
Managing Director, David Marr commented, “I know the construction and tool hire industries is focused on both health and safety as well as innovation and that’s the reason that builders are actively replacing Acrows with UNI-PROPS”.
The product is available in three sizes, namely the Mini, Midi and Maxi models, which correlate with Acrows 0, 1 and 2. UNI-PROP is failure load tested to BS EN 1065 and can deliver up to 2000 kgs of controlled hydraulic power via the CE marked Hydraulic Assembly.