Intastop, is delighted to be exhibiting at this year’s Healthcare Estates Exhibition on 10-11th October, and showcasing its extensive, and growing, range of solutions on stand F32.
As a leading provider of innovative door and frame protection solutions, Intastop has made a strategic investment, with the acquisition of a cutting-edge post former throughfeed machine, located within its new premises at Pontefract. This state-of-the-art technology has helped to redefine the production of postformed doors and frames, enabling Intastop to maintain its reputation for setting the bar in high-quality products.
Maintaining school buildings within tight budgets is an ongoing struggle faced by caretakers and educational institutions. However, by implementing preventive measures, schools can effectively reduce maintenance costs while ensuring the ongoing safety and well-being of students and staff. With over 30 years of experience working with educational institutions, caretakers, and contractors, we understand these challenges and can offer advice and innovative solutions that address them head-on. In this blog post, we will discuss how prevention can help schools navigate maintenance struggles and budgets, with a specific focus on wall and door protection solutions.
As we have been specialising in door, people and places protection solutions for over 30 years, we understand the importance of fire doors and have taken significant steps to support our customers to achieve the required standards. Will Mackie, our Installation Manager and an experienced carpenter, has recently completed the required training and has gained the Q Mark qualification to inspect, install and sign off fire doors to the standards required.
As two leading companies in the building and healthcare industries, Intastop joined forces with US based Inpro Corporation six years ago to provide our customers with more-rounded innovative solutions and high-quality products that enhance the safety, security, and aesthetics of their facilities.
Intastop, a leading UK manufacturer, is set to exhibit its SECURA™ range of products at the Design in Mental Health exhibition on stand 211. The range is specially designed to help reduce the risk of ligature from high-risk points such as doors.
In celebration of Women in Construction Week and this year’s ‘Many Paths, One Mission’ theme, we are delighted to introduce Marta Kaliszuk, a Production Operative at Intastop, who has been working in construction distribution, manufacturing and assembly for the past 15 years.
We have an exciting opportunity for an External Sales Representative to join our team! This role will cover the South East of England.
Intastop move to new premises as investments continues
We are recruiting for a Full- time Sales Coordinator to join our busy Sales team at our brand new premises in South Kirkby.
We are celebrating 30 years in business! And what a year! We have seen strategic growth plans come to fruition and a move to new premises!
Intastop, will be exhibiting at the first Doncaster Chamber Construction Supply Chain Expo on 18th October.
Intastop is delighted to exhibiting at the Healthcare Estates Exhibition on 4-5th October, and showcasing our extensive range of solutions on stand C26 .
Phil Barsby, Director of Business Development at Intastop, offers advice on how the challenges of rising costs combined with rising patient numbers can be overcome and repair and maintenance (R&M) costs proactively managed.
Sarah Barsby, HR and Marketing Director at Intastop, discusses the importance of being a Mindful Employer during Mental Health Awareness Week.
Intastop, will be showcasing its SECURA range of products at this year’s Design in Mental Health exhibition on stand 211. The range is specifically designed to help reduce the risk of ligature from high-risk points such as doors.
We are looking for a Full time Product Development Engineer to work in our busy, expanding family run business based near Doncaster.
The candidate must be degree qualified or equivalent in a mechanical engineering discipline, have a good working understanding of CAD software (ideally Solidworks) and product development with a strong technical understanding of production/manufacturing. Any level of experience of CNC programming, 3D printing, basic electronics, woodworking or general hands-on experience with tools would be desirable.
The role will involve being a key member of the product development team, designing, prototyping, testing then launching new products. The development of supporting documentation such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), on-line Quality Checks (QC), fitting instructions and datasheets are also a key part of the role. Providing technical support for both internal staff and external customers is another important part of the role along with occasional site visits to resolve issues with our products.
Intastop will be delivering a key note webinar to Mental Health Design and Build members on 4th August at 2pm.
Intastop has launched a Frame Mounted Door Closer which is set within the frame of the door reducing any ligature opportunities and helping to keep patients, visitors and staff safe.
An innovative new handrail designed specifically for the mental health sector by Intastop, Inpro and an NHS Trust, will be on show on the company’s stand (416) at this year’s Design in Mental Health exhibition.
2021 has already been an exciting year for us. We made an announcement about our £200,000 investment that has allowed us to diversify and manufacture our own range of core products and take us into a new phase of the business.
A planned £200,000 investment has seen Intastop become self-sufficient in design and manufacturer of certain product ranges, driving greater efficiencies within the business. The investment was supported by a Business Productivity Grant via the Local Authority and the European Union.
Intastop has received a Gold accreditation from Constructionline and has achieved PAS91 and the Common Assessment Standard to assist specifiers, suppliers and architects when choosing products for projects.
We’re delighted to start the year with the announcement of a significant investment that we have made to allow us to diversify and manufacture our own range of core products.
Following the announcement on Monday 4th January 2021, we want to reassure our customers of our continued supply of essential products for the healthcare industry.
As our communal buildings go through re-opening phases and re-establish ways of operating to offer essential services to our communities, the wear and tear on our buildings will become even more evident with the necessary social distancing measures that are currently taking place. And walls are taking a hit!
An area of concern for mental health facilities can be pinch points, not only from risk of injury but from an increased risk of ligature. Intastop Ltd, a leading manufacturer of products and solutions for all types of healthcare settings and facilities, has launched the Shrouded Full Mortice Hinge to support increased safety and reduce ligature risk.
After this webinar you’ll never walk down a corridor again and look at it in the same way!
As leaders in the protection of people, Intastop has launched the IntaScreen Hygiene Guard, a solution to address immediate requirements from businesses throughout the UK to help protect people against the spread of Covid-19.
Colour is a powerful tool when it comes to health and wellbeing with many studies and much research conducted to determine the individual, psychological effects that certain colours have.
Intastop has launched the 1000AL, an enhanced anti-ligature handrail, as part of its SECURA range of products.
As part of our specifically designed SECURA™ range for the anti-ligature market, Intastop, has launched the new Multi-Lock Removable Doorstop, to address barricade, ligature and self-harm issues.
As a key supplier, Intastop are operating to service the requirements of our customers and are doing so with care. To view our company policy regarding Covid-19, click the link on the next page titled 'PPA16- Corona Virus Policy'
As a business cited as ‘Essential’ by the Government we have changed our operations, ensuring staff safety whilst continuing to deliver much needed anti-bacterial wall protection and handrails to the healthcare and care sectors. But we’re also supporting our local communities too, as people and their protection, are at the very heart of what we do.
Intastop, the leading UK manufacturer of protective door and wall products, is pleased to announce it has received the CHAS certification, which pertains to its recently extended installation service.
Several of our partners and customers have been in contact with us over the continuation of supplies over the forthcoming weeks and potentially months.
The Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still unknown to UK manufacturing. It is important we take positive action to support the UK health system and our customers, partners and related industries over this period.
We are delighted to have been able to raise over £200 for Dementia UK through our #timeforacuppa themed day in the office. Well done to all our staff who baked, donated and ate their way through a plethora of cakes and scrumptious savouries, whilst at the same time, breaking from their daily job and having a natter with colleagues.
We are pleased to announce that our in-house installation service has been strengthened to help customers who want to reap the benefits of our range of wall protection products.
Here at Intastop, we like our customers to see and test our innovative products in action and understand how seamlessly our ranges can be integrated into maintenance plans, health and safety requirements and refurbishment and installation programmes. We have therefore given our Training and Show Room a fresh new look and, installed some of our latest designs and products within.
We are proud to support a number of charities and we do this by hosting some amazing events across the year.
A new duo of vision panels, designed specifically for the mental health sector, has been launched by leading manufacturer Intastop.
Intastop has joined forces with Italian company Ponte Giulio, one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of safety solutions for bathrooms, in order to bring much needed people protection products to the UK market - Grab Rails.
Intastop is this year and for the first time, showcasing key products from its range that support the care home sector at The Care Show on stand D36.
Intastop will, once again, be showcasing its extensive range of solutions on stand D7 at the Healthcare Estates Exhibition on 8th & 9th October.
Want to meet our team and see a range of our products? We'll be exhibiting at the below exhibitions so come and visit us to find out more...
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Proactive Project Sales Coordinator to join the team at Intastop Ltd.
This is a key role supporting our sales team in lead creation through Construction project leads and market research.
Intastop has retained its silver status accreditation for Investors in People, a nationwide award that recognises businesses with regard its staff, training and people policies.
The team are taking part in a 182-mile challenge in aid of British Heart Foundation. They have drafted in a static bike exercise bike which will take pride of place in the company's reception area. The team aim to complete the 182-mile trip within 16 hours during their working day.
With Fire Door Safety Week firmly penned into many of our diaries in September we were really excited to be hosting another Fire Door Safety Awareness Event at our Headquarters in Doncaster.
September and October was a busy month with visitors from all around coming to site. We had visitors from the high security division of Merseycare Mental Health Trust, Doorset Technology, RB Architectural Hardware and Gilling Dod Architects all of which came to witness the destruction testing of our NEW Shrouded Double Swing Continuous Geared Hinge & Secura-Vision panel.
Healthcare Estates 2018 was a great couple of days for us at Intastop!
Click here to see our full agenda for our Fire Door Safety Awareness Event to be held on Wednesday 26th September 2018.
Intastop wore it red this June to support the British Heart Foundation, a charity close to the company's heart after founder John Hills suffered a series of heart attacks over 20 years ago.
The NSPCC is one of Intastop's chosen charities this year, for which we held an Easter raffle and bake sale.
We want to help make the specification process as easy as possible which is why you can find Intastop on RIBA Product Selector, NBS Plus and NBS BIM.
Fire Safety Professionals around the UK know that the NAHFO Annual Conference is a must attend event, which is why Intastop continue to and will be exhibiting at this years event.
The team from Intastop, a manufacturer of renowned door, wall and people protection products, has announced its attendance at a leading mental health conference which takes place annually in May.
Our Fire Door Safety Day's are continuing to gather momentum with our most recent event being held at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.
Here at Intastop we can arrange for a presentation either at a location of your choice or here at our Training Centre in Doncaster. Presentations can be on anything from Fire Door Safety to Mental Health Solutions or tailored to your requirements.
The time spent re-painting the corridors and walls within each of the four blocks was becoming a concern. Yet we could not leave unsightly marks or even damage unattended to. We opted for a sheet protection product and searched for reputable manufacturers. We chose Intastop because we were really pleased with the service offered, the quality of their product and their range of colours to chose from.
Our priority was to address all concerns experienced with the door such as swelling and ligature opportunities but we had limited time to get the refurbishment completed. Intastop has been able to provide us with everything we required. Their solution based approach ensured we were able to address the issues found with the door and increase the safety of our patients by minimising ligature risk. They were able to do all this within one day which ensured our facility experienced minimal disruption.
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Following the success of our Fire Door Safety Day in September, we recently took this event on the road and delivered it at Aberystwyth University at the request of Bronglais Hospital. These events can be held in our training centre here in Doncaster or at location near you. We will take care of all the arrangements and light refreshments and lunch are provided.
A Doncaster based company whose strapline is ‘Protecting Doors, People and Places’ has taken the ethos one step further with a bumper year fundraising for local and national charities designed to support the most vulnerable in our communities.
A popular PVC-u Door Edge Guard range from leading door protection specialists Intastop, who is credited with introducing the original aluminium door edge guard to the UK market and from which a highly-regarded business has been created, has been expanded, now offering even greater choice.
For one Doncaster based company, who recently celebrated 25 years in business, apprenticeships are proving to be a critical part in investing in staff for the future who will learn about niche products and gain essential business skills to allow the business to grow and prosper and build on its success.
A survey by the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) found that, on specific doors, there were high risks associated with the attachment of ligatures primarily over door tops. This resulted in the Trust opting for a recognised and highly acclaimed solution from Intastop.
Intastop, leaders in the manufacturer of protection products for the healthcare and public building sector has launched its latest Wall Protection brochure showcasing just how the company can support the ‘Protection of Places’.
Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber (RDaSH) NHS Trust commissioned the IVision product from leading manufacturer Intastop to serve as a replacement and trial at one of its mental health units in the North Lincolnshire town of Scunthorpe.
Following the success of our recent Fire Door Safety Day we are looking to hold a similar event...
Supporting Jeans for Genes Day this year we raised over...
Doncaster based manufacturing business Intastop, which specialises in the protection of doors, people and places is celebrating its silver anniversary this month.
Click here to see our full agenda for our Fire Door Safety Event to be held on Monday 25th September 2017.
To support this year's Fire Door Safety Week, Intastop will be holding a free event in their Training Centre to raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors, drawing attention to specific issues such as poor maintenance. For a full agenda and to register your free place please read more.
Visitors to the Healthcare Estates Exhibition and Conference in October are looking for the latest and most innovative products to support their building and maintenance requirements. And in response, Intastop, a leading innovator and manufacturer of products for the protection of doors, people and places, will be showcasing its range of products and solutions, on stand D30.
The British Heart Foundation is a charity close to Intastop's heart after our founder and shareholder, John Hills suffered a series of heart attacks almost 20 years ago and thankfully made a full recovery.
Intastop supported this year's Comic Relief by selling red noses, holding a charity sweep stake and having a bake sale!
“This year we will be featuring our new SECURA™Stop Multilock and our popular and acclaimed Door Top Alarm,” said Marie Hanby, marketing manager at Intastop. “Both are unique solutions for mental health facilities that aid in the protection of both staff and patients.”
The simple hinge can actually be heralded as a revolution in the construction world and as such, leading manufacturers and solution providers in protecting doors, people and places, Intastop, is keen to highlight the importance of this simple but effective piece of ironmongery.
Intastop has launched its SECURA™Stop Multi Lock Door Stop to particularly support vulnerable patients in the mental health sector and those that care for them.
We welcomed Luke and Matthew to our production team during December. Luke has now started studying for his NVQ Level 3 in Engineering Maintenance. We still have a vacancy for another Production Operative. We are looking for a high calibre, forward-thinking, energetic person with a "can-do" attitude.
Our new drape former is now in place which will further improve capacity, quality and workflows along our PVC line. This machine can also do some amazing things with PVC for which our Business and Product Development teams have lots of ideas!
We are delighted to share the news that we are to become the exclusive UK supplier of Inpro products from 1st Feburary 2017.
Protection of people and places are at the very heart of our ethos and we have gone one step further, with a bumper charity fundraising year. By the end of 2016 our team exceeded £2,500 from its 2016 fundraising activities.
Impact protection sheet by leading door protection specialists and suppliers, Intastop Ltd, has been commissioned by Bespoke Complete Services Ltd to protect door frames and prevent costly repairs at Northwick Park Hospital which is part of one of the largest integrated care trusts in the UK.
We are pleased to announce our Area Sale's Managers are now certified to inspect fire doors after passing the Fire Door Inspection Training via BRE and the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF).
A great day supporting Breast Cancer Awareness by wearing it pink.
A busy couple of days at this year's Healthcare Estates Exhibition in Manchester.
Intastop participated in Hallam FM's Big Bake Day to raise money for local charity Cash for Kids. A departmental bake off was held for the best cake, read more to find out who the winner was!
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Production Operative Apprentice to join Intastop Ltd.
We are looking for a high calibre, forward-thinking, energetic person with a "can-do" attitude.
The main duty is to gain the necessary skills to effectively and efficiently manufacture products to customer specifications using specialist machinery.
Intastop wore it yellow and held cake sales and a raffle to raise funds for local girl Laurie Jay Balfour who was left fighting for her life after a 15 stone gas canister fell on her face during a freak accident in Greece.
Innovator and manufacturer of products for the protection of doors, people and places, Intastop Ltd, will be featuring its latest products and solutions on stand D30 at this year’s Healthcare Estates Exhibition.
Intastop did it - Yorkshire 3 Peaks Completed!! Over £300 raised for Eves Trust.
Intastop has now joined NBS Plus - a dedicated section of the NBS system whereby technical product specification is embedded into relevant specification clauses, making life easier for designers, architects or contractors.
Intastop has strengthened its field sales team with the appointment of three new area sales managers.
A great effort from staff who took part in this year's Superhero Day in aid of local charity Hallam FM Cash for Kids.
With the mandated Level 2 Building Information Model on public sector projects now imposed Intastop Ltd has seen a noticeable rise in the downloads of its BIM responsive data and has expanded its library with the inclusion of its revolutionary IVision vision panel and unique Door Top Alarm.
A high grade standard by Investors In People has been given to a Doncaster company after it has shown long term commitment and continued support of good people management in practice underpinned by the IIP standard.
Some of our ladies will be trekking the mountainous terrain of Yorkshire in aid of Doncaster charity, Eve’s Trust.
Download our latest Protecting Doors and Places brochure here.
Karen Byard, Fire Officer at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust attended a seminar last year and commented "Excellent presentation which showcases the product uses well."
As part of the Lean Manufacturing Process Intastop has gone through, we have undertaken a thorough review of the build processes of all our products.
We have been accredited for a further 3 years as a MINDFUL EMPLOYER which is about increasing awareness of mental health, providing support networks and information, and making it easier to talk about mental health.
Mental health is an area of key concern for our Trusts in the UK and an emphasis on reducing inpatient hangings has been top of the agenda for the last few years. In fact the latest report by The University of Manchester showed how specific work over the last 20-30 years has reduced inpatient hangings from window handles and curtain rails to near zero, although this has now placed more emphasis on other sites such as door tops.
With specifiers through to facility managers in mind this new website has been formulated into three distinct areas, the protection of Doors, People and Places.
Sarah, James and Jody all in one piece after their bungee jump into darkness in aid of Hallam FM's Cash for Kids this weekend.
The DD171 test is the most vigorous performance test conducted on doors to ascertain the feasibility and performance of hinges. We are pleased to announce that the Intastop Double Swing hinge and Removable Doorstop were vigorously tested by independent NHS Trust Representatives and their findings surpassed all expectations.
"Excellent. Class leading products being produced by people who care what they do."
"The corner protection and Anti-bacterial Impact Protection Sheet from Intastop has provided both an aesthetically pleasing and infinitely practical solution to the ongoing maintenance of the school. Due to the range of colours we have been able to co-ordinate the protection with our existing décor are and delighted with both the visual finish and the practicalities that it will offer us. It was easy to install and will ensure that our school remains safe clean and well maintained for our pupils, staff and visitors."
"We needed to protect the walls and brighten up a waiting area. Digi-print sheet by Intastop Ltd gave us the flexibility we needed to be able to utilise our own images making it a really personalised area whilst at the same time delivering the impact protection for our walls. We are so pleased with the product and it has really made a difference to a previously bland waiting room. It's great to be able to get something that is not only hard wearing but aesthetically pleasing too and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend or use Intastop products again."
"Continuous geared hinges were fitted to a traditional timber double door set, which could prove to be the busiest of all our doors, some four years ago. There is no discernible play nor has there been need for adjustment, the door opening effort is light and is accurate and effective in closing. A very good and reliable product."
"We have used the Rotary Door Frame Guards on numerous projects in the Trust and have found them very useful in protecting the doors and architraves to doors where beds and trolleys frequently pass through. They are a neat design, easy to install and don't look obtrusive when the doors are in the closed position, used in conjunction with Intastop's Door Edge Guards and PVC Door Sheets, they provide full protection to doors and frames which could quickly become damaged in busy hospital environment."
"The Full Mortice Hinge is regularly specified by the trust as the preferred option for outward opening single swing doors to bedrooms and en-suites, where a robust fitting with minimal ligature risk is required, and where appropriate can be neatly combined with a jamb mounted concealed closer."
"We had a requirement to provide a cost effective solution to the damaged door frames of the unit. We opted for the Intastop Slimline Rigid Frame Guard because the product gave a neat finish without encroaching into the openings."
We know that first hand experience is what most want when choosing a product key to the sustainability of a building and protection of the people that use it. That's why we have created our Training Centre, which aims to inform, educate and demonstrate our range of products to customers, installers and industry professionals.
Due to expansion we are currently recruiting for Area Sales Managers to join our team to cover the North West and South East regions.
Anti-bacterial wall and door protection is essential in the prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI's) and has been proven to prevent the growth of up to 99% of harmful microbes and bacteria. Intastop is the UK's exclusive supplier of Hygienilac antibacterial sheet.
Leading manufacturer of anti-ligature solutions and door/wall protection products, Intastop Ltd will once again be showcasing its extensive rage at this years Design In Mental Health Conference and Exhibition on stand 504 at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham on 17-18th May.
Newly built Melior Community Academy in Scunthorpe for 11 to 16 year olds was having trouble keeping up with the maintenance required on its walls. The frequency of re-painting was a concern for the site maintenance team in both time and cost so the Academy searched for a viable alternative.
Intastop Ltd, was chosen to deliver a range of wall and corner protection to help the Academy meet the demands of its high traffic areas.