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Posted: Wednesday 13th October 2010

Construction materials giant Kijlstra Precast UK has become the first concrete manhole systems manufacturer to win registration and assessment from LABC.

Registration (RD540810) was granted after Kijlstra’s revolutionary square manhole base and riser system was assessed by Swansea Council under the LANTAC agreement but once this is given by one local authority it is recognised by all LABC surveyors in England and Wales.

Designed to streamline the building control process, LABC Registered Details enable developers, architects, designers, technical specifiers and contractors to register or use existing design details to minimise the building control checking and approvals process.

Kijlstra’s submission had to demonstrate technical performance and achievement of recognised standards such as BS EN 1917, Approved Document H of the Building Regulations and the Kitemark, by supplying test certificates and other proofs of performance

David Williams, commercial director for Kijlstra Precast UK, said: “We are delighted not only to win registration and to be the first supplier of precast concrete manhole systems in the UK to do so but to do it with a revolutionary system that brings benefits all round.”

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