Protool Plastics Group Bird Brick House Mouldings Featured on BBC Countryfile
BBC Countryfile features bird boxes moulded from 100% recycled polypropylene.
Bird Brick Houses is based in East Sussex and their ingeniously designed boxes feature cut brick slips from a building’s own wall. These are then bonded onto injection moulded parts produced at The Protool Plastics Group (Fareham). The design produces a product that blends seamlessly into any building.
The boxes are manufactured from 100% recycled polypropylene further enhancing their environmental profile.
The end product is fantastic for replacing much needed biodiversity in development areas where green belt habitat such as hedgerows have been lost to our precious native and visiting birds and bats.
Group Managing Director Michael Hadfield stated “We are delighted to have a great working relationship with an innovative company whose bird and bat nesting boxes were featured recently on BBC’s Countryfile. The use of recycled materials was very important to the customer and we are focusing on this much more where applications allow. We are also investing in hot runner technology where virgin polymers are part of the specification to ensure minimum material wastage from feed systems.”
Jenny from Bird Brick Houses commented “Our boxes are gratefully used by House Sparrows, Swifts, Starlings and Bats (among others species) and are currently being fitted in a new wing of Great Ormond Street Hospital. They will also be used in Transport for London’s Northern Line extension structures. The mould tool specification allows us to adapt the standard box in our workshop to accommodate render and stonework finishes.”
The Protool Plastics Group processes over 10 tonnes of recycled polypropylene per week hence is well placed to be competitive on relevant applications.
The Protool Plastics Group (Fareham & Manchester) are ready to take your injection moulding enquiries now.