The Brief

We were contacted by Greater Manchester City Council to propose a solution to prevent vandalism to a large, vacant factory unit. With a large glass entrance and numerous doors and windows to protect, the council required a fast, cost effective way to protect the vacated property from both external and internal damage by local youths and vandals.

West Side of Factory in BoltonBolton Factory and Some Grass

The Solution

With budget a key consideration, Safe Site Facilities recommended boarding up all doors and windows with timber. A cheaper option than steel boarding, timber boards not only protect glass windows from being smashed, but also prevent vandals gaining unlawful access inside the vacant property.

The Outcome

Safe Site Facilities arrived at the Bolton site on 16th April 2012, and within just four days our team of eight skilled technicians had boarded up the main large factory building including glass entrance, along with three smaller office buildings on the same site. Working with a supply of timber boards in a selection of thicknesses, the team cut each timber board to size on site to the exact dimensions of the doors and windows to ensure a perfect fit each and every time. The boards were then professionally installed to provide long term safety.

Large Factory Based in BoltonBoarding Up Factory in Bolton

In the Future

Safe Site Facilities are continuing to work with Greater Manchester City Council, having been asked to provide quotations to secure further vacant sub stations on the factory site.


Client details:
Greater Manchester City Council
0161 234 5000
[email protected]