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Housing and Residential

Time-pressured house builders, striving to keep up with increased demand, need easy access to a range of specialist products to help them meet their targets. 
 
Our experienced team with over 40 years' experience understands the challenges faced of improving build times without increasing overheads. From manhole covers and gully gratings to sustainable urban drainage systems and geosynthetics, our products work across the entire development. 

Housing and Residential
to raise manhole covers on an entire estate.
<90minutes
reduction available on the thickness of a compound or haul road.
50%
ironwork products sold 2016-2021.
>1.5million

Outstanding service and products

Whether the issue is improving the reliability of your ironwork, speeding up site access with safe and effective haul roads, creating time and cost saving measures within site compounds and working platforms, or revolutionising the way you raise your ironwork by massively reducing the time and inconvenience caused, we have a something for you.

  • Industry leading, incredibly durable and easy to install and maintain ironwork
  • Improved site access with safe and effective haul roads
  • Saving time and cost when creating site compounds and working platforms
  • Supplying products that enhance health and safety
  • Prevent the need for costly replacements – and reinstallations
Wrekin housing and residential solutions
ClickLift installation
Manhole cover frame raising system

ClickLift™

ClickLift eliminates the time and resources required to dig out and reinstall frames to suit the final adoptable surface. This eliminates the potential damage to manhole covers during construction and removes the potential for residents claims for damage to their vehicles and massively reduces disruption. ClickLift provides housing developers with huge savings in terms of time, money and hassle. Allowing whole estates to have their covers raised to the final surfacing level, in as little as a few hours.

I was delighted with the ease and simplicity with which ClickLift™ can be installed on site. The time, cost and disruption saved by this innovative solution will prove to be of great advantage to our groundworks team.

Adam Moody

NRI

Oak Grange William Davis Homes new build housing development
Success stories

Oak Grange Housing Development

The Wrekin Products geogrids team value-engineered a fit-for-purpose adoptable road for a new Derby housing development, working with the city council, William Davis Homes and S&L Groundworks.

The team created an adoptable road solution for new housing development Oak Grange. Derby City Council's overseeing engineer had previously highlighted various issues surrounding the creation of a permanent adoptable road that needs to be resolved before the adoption could progress.

The Wrekin team visited the site and identified that, before using a geogrid solution to significantly reduce the road foundation thickness, a performance trial was needed to prove efficacy for implementation. This was due to the very weak subgrade and the potential for differential movement.

The positive impact of geosynthetics

Many of the common problems faced by housebuilders can be resolved through the intelligent adoption of geogrid solutions. Their use can save money on costly aggregates and earthworks and there is scope to increase the short-term load bearing capacity, without increasing the thickness cross section.

Geogrid solutions can maintain performance when designs need to be evolved due to much weaker soils found at the time of construction. The solutions can allow the use of marginal or recycled soils and aggregates, which can be a by-product of brownfield regeneration. Where brownfield sites are developed, geogrid-based solutions can mitigate differential stiffness and/or settlement, cap very weak deposits, or span voids to mitigate risk due to the potential collapse in the underlying soils.

Our geogrid solutions can reduce the thickness of a haul road, compound or working platform, typically by 50%, resulting in substantially reduced construction costs and time.

They improve site health and safety, accelerate construction timescales and reduce the project’s overall environmental impact. 

Early engagement means the geogrids can be manufactured to the exact width the contractor needs, suiting the site-specific requirements and creating an even more cost-effective grid.

Wrekin geogrid installation
Sustainable as standard

Building sustainability into everything we do

With the recently released IPCC report on climate change there has never been a more critical time to be aware of our impact on the environment.

We are committed to working towards minimising the environmental impact of all our activities, from developing products that increase whole of life performance to reducing waste, recycling and emissions wherever we can.

Related case study

Holmwood Park TreeBunker tree pits

The Holmwood Park development of new homes in Ferndown, Dorset, has been created by Bellway Homes Ltd on a site surrounded by large green spaces including 1,000 acres of stunning parkland and forest.

The aim of the new residential development was to create an estate that offers residents a perfect blend of town and countryside living.

Bellway Homes

Bellway Homes

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Related case study

Scotland’s first ever ClickLift installations

Wrekin has successfully completed five ClickLift™ installations as part of trials for two separate housing developments in Scotland, marking the first time the product has been used outside England.

Campion Homes, Tough Construction, Dawn Homes

Campion Homes, Tough Construction, Dawn Homes

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A supportive team

A supportive team

We offer the best technical expertise with exceptional customer support. Our team works with asset owners, developers, main contractors, ground workers and local authorities throughout a construction scheme’s lifecycle.

 

Working with us means you can access products you won’t find anywhere else, which solve problems you probably thought were unsolvable – all with the support of a team of professionals who are at the forefront of what they do.

 

We understand the challenges of large-scale construction projects in this dynamic and fast-paced sector and our experienced team is here to help.

Initial project support

Listening and working with customers to fully understand their requirements. We provide pre-tender and tender support to lend a competitive edge.

Product specification

Our technical experts and value engineering service means that you have access to the best advice and support.

Design schemes

Our talented team provides full design services, with the added bonus of supporting documentation and drawings.

Advice and site meetings

We understand the value of regular site meetings, helping to improve communication, giving installation advice and ensuring each project is completed successfully, right down to the project review