• Building Product Design Ltd

    Building Product Design Ltd

    As a part of BPD Holdings, innovation, experience, technical expertise are BPD's trademarks. Acknowledged leaders in roofing ventilation and construction membranes, building ventilation and specialist building products, our reputation for excellence reflects our impressive track record of success. Established for over 34 years by the building and property development company, the Willan Group, Building Product Design (BPD) offers a wealth of experience in product design, development and manufacture. Our specialist expertise and experience helps clients to bring innovative and practical new products to the marketplace.

    Our extensive range of products and systems are marketed and sold via the following divisions;

     

  • Contractor’s Day 2019

    On the 2nd October, Glidevale and Protect Membranes exhibited at Contractor’s Day at Old Trafford Football Stadium. This was the first time this smaller-scale event had been held in the North and the second show for the National...
  • New Health & Safety Accreditation achieved

    Following many months of hard work, Building Product Design Ltd and its subsidiaries Glidevale, Protect, Passivent, Kingfisher and BPD Manufacturing Solutions have successfully migrated to a new international health and safety sta...
  • Glidevale helps Aran Services to combat roof space condensation

    Insulation technicians from energy efficiency and property improvement firm Aran Services have been brushing up their skills in fitting Glidevale tile ventilators at Glidevale’s sister company BPD Manufacturing Solutions in Pinx...
  • Breakfast meeting at Murdocks

    On Friday 12th April Glidevale and Protect Membranes attended a very successful breakfast morning at Murdock Builders Merchants in Orby Link, Belfast. This was organised at the request of Murdocks to raise awareness of our joint p...
  • Newly improved Underfloor Ventilation range

    Introducing Glidevale’s newly improved products, the MV251 Periscope Vent and the MV250 Airbrick....
  • RCI Show - Ricoh Arena, Coventry

    On 27th & 28th March 2019 Glidevale & Protect Membranes took part in the Roofing, Cladding & Insulation Show at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. The RCI Show continues to champion the UK construction sector and provides a launchpad fr...
  • See us at the RCI Show

    On the 27th-28th March 2019, Glidevale and Protect will be exhibiting at the largest UK event for roofing, cladding and insulation, The RCI Show at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry....
  • Over 30 years of Glidevale profile and colour matching for tile and slate ventilators

    At Glidevale we take pride in our vast tile and slate ventilator collection. With over 450 choices of tile or slate profile, we are one of the market leaders in tile vent manufacture in the UK. ...
  • FAQ: How do I ventilate a cold flat roof and which product do I use?

    The requirements for a cold flat roof is to provide the equivalent of 25,000mm²/m of ventilation on two opposing sides of the roof in accordance with British Standards (BS5250:2011 Control of Condensation in Buildings). The Glide...
  • Conquering Snowdon

    On the 28th April 2018 a group of hardy employees from Building Product Design and its subsidiaries (and dog!) took part in the monstrous journey up Mount Snowdon. A distance of 9 miles up the 1,085 metre high giant was covered. S...
  • Automatic Ventilation from Glidevale Trickle vents

    Glidevale’s Energy Saver Humidity Sensitive Trickle Ventilator (TVES4) automatically adjusts its flow rate in response to humidity levels in a room, negating the need for a power supply. Once fitted it requires no further user i...
  • Glidevale improves loft hatch range

    The launch of Glidevale’s new loft hatch range took place during December. We streamlined our current offer to simplify selection and identification, with new branded packaging benefiting both stockists for merchandising purpose...
  • European Cycling Trip by Passivent’s Area Sales Manager raises funds for The Samaritans

    Ed Richmond, Area Sales Manager for Passivent, completed an incredible European cycling trip in June in aid of the Samaritans. Ed, and his best mate Jon, cycled through seven countries - England, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany ...
  • Roof ventilation terminals – not just for commercial buildings…

    While roof ventilation terminals are most often seen on commercial buildings, schools and public buildings, there’s no reason why they can’t be used on domestic dwellings. ...
  • Passivent at Offsite Manufacture Conference & Exhibition

    In June Passivent teamed up with its sister company, Protect Membranes, to exhibit at the BEN (Built Environment Networking) Offsite Manufacture Conference & Exhibition at the Harrogate Convention Centre....
  • Ducted version of Hybrid Plus2 Aircool

    Further to the launch of the Hybrid Plus2 Aircool® Passivent have enhanced their offering, introducing an additional ducted version. Where required, the unit can now be positioned within a ceiling void and ducted to the rear of t...
  • Passivent ventilation CPDs

    Passivent offers two Continuous Professional Development presentations, with a focus on getting your building’s ventilation right, covering the key technical requirements and functions and meeting the appropriate building regula...
  • Aircools used in Southampton leisure quarter

    Our latest case study features Passivent’s Aircool ventilators installed in WestQuay Watermark, a premium leisure and dining hub in Southampton....
  • We do like to be beside the seaside...

    The striking North Sea Observatory on Lincolnshire’s coast is a great example of how Passivent and Kingfisher Louvre products can be installed together to provide a total solution to the customer. ...
  • Passivent Aircool ventilators installed in V&A Dundee

    A range of controllable insulated Aircool ventilators from Passivent has been installed into the newly built V&A, Scotland’s first design museum. Comprising external and internal louvres, the units have been used in the externa...
  • Lite-ing the way

    The Litevent rooflight / ventilation terminal is a great way to ventilate your building whilst also providing natural daylight. This cost-effective solution allows high levels of controllable ventilation without the usual opening ...
  • Passivent's new and improved central extract fan

    In order to comply with changing ErP regulations which have come in to force recently, Passivent is offering an improved version of its A151 DC E central extract fan....
  • Multi-mode hybrid ventilation with enhanced thermal efficiency

    Ventilation specialist Passivent has introduced the Hybrid Plus2 Aircool® multi-mode ventilation system. Designed to meet the requirements of the Building Bulletin 101, “Guidelines on ventilation, thermal comfort and indoor air...
  • Protect Membranes chosen for first multi-storey Passivhaus building in Scotland

    Protect BarriAir and reflective VC Foil Ultra, the air and vapour control layers from Protect Membranes, have been specified and installed by specialist design and build contractors Stewart & Shields in Scotland’s first multi-st...
  • Protect Membranes is supplier of choice for flagship modular development

    A variety of wall construction membranes, roofing underlays and accessories from Protect Membranes has been used by modular construction specialists Totally Modular as part of an innovative pilot scheme, built offsite on behalf of...
  • Protect Membranes and Passivent join forces for Offsite Expo

    On 24th & 25th September, Protect Membranes and Passivent joined forces to exhibit at Offsite Expo at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. A showcase event focusing on the world of offsite design, manufacture and delivery, this gave both ...
  • Self-adhesive vapour control layer delivers time saving benefits

    Protect Membranes, UK producer of roofing and construction membranes, has introduced Protect VB200, a reflective air and vapour control layer with an integral self-sealing adhesive backing, designed for use in either flat warm roo...
  • STA Advice Note 18 – What do specifiers need to know?

    John Mellor, Product Manager at Protect Membranes, explains the Structural Timber Association’s new STA Advice Note 18 and describes the key recommendations for breather membranes installed to structural timber walls....
  • Four Seasons project featuring Protect's reflective membranes comes to completion

    Earlier in the year, we produced a case study about the Four Seasons housing development in South Wales which uses Protect’s three construction membrane solution (Protect TF InterFoil, TF200 Thermo and VC Foil Ultra)....
  • Protect Membranes at Offsite Manufacture Conference & Exhibition

    In June, Protect Membranes teamed up with its sister company, Passivent, to exhibit at the BEN (Built Environment Networking) Offsite Manufacture Conference & Exhibition at the Harrogate Convention Centre....
  • Protect Membranes provides Sponsorship support to STA

    Protect Membranes was pleased to be a supporting sponsor at Structural Timber Association’s (STA) 2019 AGM and Annual Conference, held at St George’s Park in Burton on Trent recently....
  • RCI Show - Ricoh Arena, Coventry

    On 27th & 28th March 2019 Glidevale & Protect Membranes took part in the Roofing, Cladding & Insulation Show at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. The RCI Show continues to champion the UK construction sector and provides a launchpad fr...
  • ‘Extreme’ wall membranes deliver Class W1 performance for severely exposed sites

    Protect Membranes, UK producer of construction and roofing membranes, has introduced two new waterproof breather membranes designed for use externally on timber frame, SIPs and CLT wall panels, achieving a Class W1 resistance to w...
  • Three is the magic number for new modular housing scheme

    An innovative combination of three reflective, low emissivity wall construction membranes from Protect Membranes has been used to deliver the magic formula for a flagship affordable housing scheme in Swansea on behalf of Gwalia Ho...
  • Protect Membranes used for pioneering offsite social housing scheme

    Protect’s reflective TF200 Thermo insulating breather membrane has been used throughout a six property social housing project in Banbury on all external walls, to provide enhanced thermal efficiency and deliver a low U-value, co...
  • Protect installed in award winning education project

    A combination of Protect construction membranes has been supplied and installed at Glasdir School, a modern school building constructed to BREEAM Excellent standards using BIM Level 2....
  • Set the Standard

    As 2018 comes to a close, our latest product feature focuses on Protect Fulmetal Rediroll, a unique and universal ventilated ridge and hip system that has been gaining plenty of interest in the roofing market over the last few mon...
  • We Understand.

    In the construction sector, the word on everyone’s lips at the moment seems to be offsite. Recent reports show growth in delivery of volumetric and panelised modular systems. As work continues apace by modular manufacturers and...
  • Modular Certainly Matters!

    We were delighted to see a packed audience at the recent Modular Matters Conference, held at the NEC in Birmingham. As the demand for offsite construction intensifies and new entrants come into the market, the event was designed ...
  • Protect Membranes delivers U-value benefits for new modular innovation

    A variety of wall construction membranes, roofing underlays and accessories from Protect has been installed into an innovative new modular concept manufactured by Tingdene Homes, holiday and park home specialists....
  • Achieving low U-values using low emissivity membrane technology

    The use of timber in construction is now seen as a key route to address the UK’s housing shortage. The Government’s target of 300,000 homes has recently been increased to 340,000 properties to be built in England alone......
  • Protect reflective membranes help deliver Passivhaus for self-build

    A combination of reflective membrane technology and airtightness products from Protect has been used to help a self-build timber frame project to achieve Passivhaus standard....
  • Protect Membranes in sharp focus at offsite conferences

    To demonstrate our commitment as a supplier to the offsite construction market and highlight product suitability for this burgeoning sector, Protect Membranes has recently participated in two industry led offsite conferences. As k...
  • Protect TF InterFoil attracts interest at ecobuild

    Protect Membranes is pleased to report a busy 2018 ecobuild show, with many visitors attending our stand to find out more about our full product solution suited to residential and commercial sectors....
  • Construction membrane delivers thermal efficiency and insulation cost savings

    Protect Membranes, UK producer of roofing and construction membranes, has introduced Protect TF InterFoil, a CE marked, highly reflective insulating breather membrane designed for use within a timber frame wall panel to enhance it...
  • Protect Membranes used in one of the UK’s best places to live

    Protect’s TF200 breather membrane has been used throughout an innovative mixed development scheme at Little Kelham in Sheffield, to ensure water resistance, vapour permeability and minimise the risk of condensation in the wall s...
  • Protect Membranes used in Europe’s largest certified Passivhaus affordable housing scheme

    Protect BarriAir, the air barrier membrane with vapour control properties has been used throughout an award winning 68 home residential housing scheme at Saffron Acres in Leicester, achieving stringent levels of airtightness to me...
  • Protect Membranes Awarded STA Assure Gold Accreditation

    Protect Membranes, the construction and roofing membranes company, has been awarded the highest level of membership accreditation to the newly launched STA Assure scheme after assessment by the Structural Timber Association (STA)....
  • Innovative membranes deliver thermal efficiency and cost savings for off-site construction

    With the ongoing need to build more housing to meet Government targets alongside the increased requirement for energy efficient homes, modern methods of offsite construction (MMC) are being seen as the panacea to address the housi...
  • Giving your Installations the Edge

    In order to assist customers in achieving the best finish possible Kingfisher are able to offer fully mitred corners as standard for all weather, ventilation and screening louvre applications....
  • Free Area versus CD Value

    Free area and discharge loss coefficient (CD value) are measurements used to determine the amount of airflow through a louvre. The one often seen is free area, this is due to its simplicity. The free area is the smallest dimension...
  • We do like to be beside the seaside...

    The striking North Sea Observatory on Lincolnshire’s coast is a great example of how Kingfisher Louvre and Passivent products can be installed together to provide a total solution to the customer. ...
  • Kingfisher acoustic louvres make sound sense

    In addition to our weather protection, ventilation and screening louvres, Kingfisher is also able to provide acoustic louvres within our product range, which provide permanent ventilation combined with the reduction of airborne so...
  • Bar length louvre extrusion now available

    Kingfisher offers a custom bar length service for extruded louvres, supplied and delivered. Supplied in stock lengths of 5.0m and 6.0m, the BSRIA tested louvres are ideal for both third-party cutting and bespoke fabrication....