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About Bilco UK


BILCO serves the commercial and construction sectors in the UK with permanent, safe access solutions for all areas of the building. Formed in 1989, we have built a reputation amongst architects, engineers, specifiers, and the construction trades in the UK for providing high quality, reliable and safe roof and floor access solutions.

In March 2017, Howe Green was acquired by the home security specialist ERA and now operates alongside Bilco UK.  The BILCO and HOWE GREEN brands offer the building services sector a comprehensive range of roof hatches, smoke vents, floor doors, floor access covers, wall access hatches, ceiling access panels and ladders to facilitate the safe access of all areas.


Based near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, BILCO UK supplies the trade, architectural and construction sector with a range of standard roof access hatches and smoke vents, floor doors, access covers and ladders in various sizes and materials direct from stock.

Located in Ware, Hertfordshire, the HOWE GREEN manufacturing site produces fabricated metal floor, wall and ceiling access covers, panels and hatches.  The HOWE GREEN range provides an innovative, practical solution to resolve the problem of accessibility to concealed services - quickly, safely and cost effectively.


We can provide technical assistance for more complex product requirements. Our technical department will assist you to develop the solution for your unique access requirements.


We are committed to producing safe, permanent access products that are unequalled in quality, design, and workmanship. Our products are designed, fabricated and quality checked to consistent high standards.

As part of our commitment, we operate a company-wide LEAN manufacturing quality and continuous improvement system, which has achieved ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditation. Our quality access products comply with Building Regulations and all current legislation and are engineered to provide many years of trouble-free service - as backed by our class leading product guarantees.


Design innovation, product quality, technical support and customer service are the essential elements of our service package.

By focusing on providing flexibility in these key areas and following a “can-do” culture, we ensure customer requirements are met. Our objective is to ensure complete customer satisfaction with both the quality of product and the ease of installation.


Our business has been built on the traditional values of respect, trust and honesty. These values form the foundation for all activities that we undertake.


We are committed to protecting the environment and try to ensure that materials and manufacturing processes used have a minimal environmental impact.

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The BILCO brand was established in America in 1926 and has for many decades designed and supplied access products for construction and engineering industries all over the world. BILCO UK was established in 1989.

The HOWE GREEN brand has been at the forefront of design and innovation in the highly specialised architectural building products sector since 1983.  The HOWE GREEN premium quality aluminium and stainless steel access covers have been supplied for a range of applications to a diversity of customers.


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