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Thursday, 27 September 2018

THIS Part Of Managing The Weather Just Got A Lot More Predictable


The weather has always been unpredictable. Even before Michael Fish’s now infamous inability to predict the Great Storms of 1987.

And whilst it remains impossible to predict exactly when and where bad weather-instigated flooding is going to take place, managing impact just got a lot more certain.

Weather Trends – And How To React


One noticeable weather trend is the increasing frequency of heavy rainfall in the UK. And because of this, effective backwater prevention devices are becoming an essential component in the battle against property flooding.

This includes Backwater Prevention Valves, Floor Drains and Pumping Stations. All of which (and more) are available from the powerful partnership between distributor, IPS Flow Systems and manufacturer, KESSEL.

The alliance means that there is a super-reliable, single-source solution for when the predicted increase in heavy rainfall does materialise.

A Unique Partnership – And UK Water Companies Are Benefitting


IPS & KESSEL are – together – providing a complete service to all UK Water Companies during AMP 6 and beyond, from Flood Mitigation Works to Network Repair and Maintenance, whilst working closely with Flood Defence companies, Drainage Contractors and Ground Workers to meet broad and varied demands.

IPS provide KESSEL Accredited Training on Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance, Consultation and Design Assistance with Product Selection and even the creation of Individual Solution bespoke to the needs of an individual project.

And KESSEL give IPS unbeatable peace of mind


KESSEL have been manufacturing innovative drainage products for 45 years. With more than 100 patents and registered designs, the KESSEL brand is acknowledged as one of the market leaders. KESSEL valves are suitable for both new build and retrofit applications.

Why Exclusivity Means Unbeatable


KESSEL focus on IPS and IPS focus on KESSEL. There are no distractions. This exclusivity allows IPS to carry huge stocks of KESSEL drainage products and spares, making much of the itinerary available to the UK market on next day delivery, reducing the down time on vital services.

This gives clients & customers tangible added value and a route to supply they can understand and trust.

Reduced downtime means enhanced continuation of supply. And this means enhanced efficiencies and customer service levels.

So whilst the brilliant IPS and KESSEL alliance can’t stop water falling from the sky, it can help make sure it gets to where it's supposed to – and stays away from where it shouldn’t – when it arrives.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

It's back! UK Contruction Week - Are YOU coming?

IPS and our partner Kessel are getting ready to exhibit at the UK’s largest built environment event, UK Construction Week (UKCW). We will be exhibiting the Kessel range of Pumping Stations, Flood Protection Products, Shower Drains (watch out for something new!).  This year 'Grease is the word', we will focus on their Separator products with a feature display of the EasyClean Grease Separator.



 #UK Construction Week (UKCW) which is FREE to attend and consists of nine shows: 

Timber Expo, Build Show, Civils Expo, Plant & Machinery Live, Energy 2018, Building Tech Live, Surface & Materials Show and HVAC 2018 running from 9-11 October
 with Grand Designs Live which is open to the trade on 10-11 October.

Friday, 21 September 2018

IPS - Graze and Raise in Aid of Alzheimers



Today saw staff at IPS Flow Systems hold a Graze & Raise Coffee Morning (well actually, day, given the amount of food brought in!) in aid of the Alzheimer's Society.

Thanks to all those who baked and ate, together we raised £170 which will be added to money collect from other events during the year and we'll announce our grand total at the end of the year.




After all of that food, its a good job a number of us are off to walk around Buttermere tomorrow!

Thursday, 13 September 2018

IPS – Our Company’s Company – A Closer Look


Some say that a man is judged by the company he keeps.

Well, just for the record, here at IPS we're totally comfortable being judged by the company we keep. Especially when we count companies like AGRU amongst our friends.

AGRU is one of the world’s most significant suppliers of plastic piping systems. And we’re proud to have them as our supplier.

Three Out Of Three Aint Bad… It’s Perfect!


AGRU have been around for 70 years.

And since 2010 AGRU have been producing large diameter pipes using their own extrusion technology. This new technology, developed by AGRU’s in-house experts enables them to achieve the ‘holy trinity’ of pipe creation – and to virtually any size.

The three most important parts of the pipe manufacturing process, at a product level, are:

  • The creation of ultra smooth inside and outside surfaces
  • High roundness of the pipe itself
  • Uniform wall thickness on the pipe circumference
Getting all three right is hard! Unless you’re AGRU of course. Then it’s built into every job, every day, every time.


We’re proud to be working with AGRU. If you’d like to find out more about the exceptional capabilities of AGRU or indeed any of our exceptional portfolio of suppliers here at IPS, please give us a call on Freephone 0800 975 7971.

Ask anything! We love a challenge.

PS. Look out for more "IPS – Our Company’s Company – A Closer Look" stories in the future.