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BBC’s DIY SOS – Need Unbreakable Windows

12 December 2011

Crimeshield Manufacturing of Brierley Hill, have recently been approached by the team at BBC’s DIY SOS to help out on their most challenging Big Build, to date.

Nick Knowles and the team have been working on a project to rejuvenate a dilapidated and badly vandalised community centre in Liverpool as part of this years BBC, Children in Need project.

When DIY SOS contacted Crimeshield Manufacturing Ltd with desperate need to secure the windows against vandalism and burglary whilst retaining an open and welcoming character for the building, Crimeshield were delighted to help towards such a worthy cause. Crimeshield Manufacturing’, Director, Jim Brennan, commented:
“When we received the call from DIY SOS to help out with this worthy cause, we were more than happy to contribute in any way that we could. The fact is that our specialist security products are designed for buildings such as this and as we have always supported “Children in Need” and it is exciting to be a little more hands on this year.”

The “Windowshield” product that is made at their Brierley Hill factory was seen as the perfect solution for the needs of the building, totally clear (looks like glass) but over 200 times stronger than normal glass it gives an unrivalled defence against violent attack or graffiti. The added bonus of using the “Windowshield” barrier for a project like this is unlike other physical security products (roller shutters, window gates, external window grilles) the building retains an open, friendly feel not found with the use of any other product.
Norris Green Community Centre originally an old boys club built 52 years ago, has been credited with transforming the lives of many young lives over the years by steering people away from crime and anti-social behavior and with the refurbishment it is hoped that this will continue for many years to come.

Due to the fantastic support of companies and trades people donating time and resources the project was completed in just 9 days – Ian Osprey of DIY SOS commented:
“I have watched footage from the reveal and the reaction from the staff and its users was immense. Not to mention the number of trades with more than just a tear in their eyes! I can’t wait for you to see it.”

The DIY SOS, Big Build Special will be screened on Nov 10th at 8pm, look out and you may see Nick Knowles try to break the “Windowshield” barrier with a baseball bat, the only thing, however, that was damaged, was his wrist as the baseball bat had no effect on the window at all.

Jim Brennan 07973 969445
Director
sales@crimeshieldmanufacturing.co.uk  
www.crimeshieldmanufacturing.co.uk  
Tel: 01384 480202
Fax: 01926 258385
Unit C1 The Wallows, Fens Pool Avenue, Brierley Hill, DY5 1QA


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