July 25, 2016
The story behind the “LOFT STILTS”
There was a gap in the market for a product that would enable the consumer to take advantage of using the maximum thickness of loft insulation (270mm) but still have a useable loft floor for storage.
The ‘LOFT STILT’ was designed in collaboration with the product designer and our entrepreneurial client to create a product that would raise the floor height in a loft space to enable the homeowner to achieve a maximum insulation thickness of 270mm and maximise their energy saving efficiency whilst still maintaining a useable loft storage area.
The environmental advantages of this product were further maximised by specifying a 100% recycled polymer to benefit the environment.
The ‘LOFT STILT’ went through a number of design and development stages including initial concept drawings, prototype single cavity tooling, tool trials, product sampling and multi-cavity production tooling.
An initial batch of ‘LOFT STILTS’ were promoted through a number of major DIY retailer stores to gauge the consumer’s response, which was a resounding success as it ticked all the environmental green boxes.
The ‘LOFT STILT’ has continued to be a bestseller throughout the UK in helping the homeowner save energy and thousands are being sold every week.
If you have a new or existing product you would like to develop then contact Counterplas ‘Your Partner in Innovation’.
January 08th, 2018
We have invested in a new CNC routing system for production of illuminated bespoke street furniture for a new client in Germany. A ‘blank’ is injection moulded and then routed to provide one of 270 variants.
September 14th, 2017
There are many reasons why a company wants to move an existing tool, market trends being one of them. Around 2009 large quantities of tools were being moved to Asia to take advantage of cost reduction opportunities due to low labour costs.
June 30th, 2017
So you want to get a part made? – Costly processing mistakes can be made without a good design. By keeping to some simple rules of part design, not only will your part be easier to manufacture and assemble, but should withstand the test of time.