It’s fair to say, we’ve come a long way since we started twenty years ago – we’ve grown, and we keep on growing. Which can only be a good thing. So, to reflect how far we’ve come, we thought it was time for a rebrand.

We wanted a new look and feel for all things Brilliant Ideas, along with a brand-new website, to reflect who we are, what we do and what drives us. And more importantly, how we support the UK construction sector. We’ve kept our name though, because the feedback you’ve given us on our range of safety products is exactly that – brilliant.

Our website now showcases our range of award-winning safety products and the rationale for developing each one – along with trusted clients who use them. In the coming weeks and months, we’ll be launching more innovative products, all tried and tested, and all made in Britain.

To give you an idea of what’s coming next, there’s a Squeezepin, a carbon neutral cast-in lifting system for precast concrete components – an alternative for the traditional cast-in steel lifting pin. A Magnetic Grout Ring that magnetises to steel beams and acts a permanent grout stop – ideal for precast concrete terracing on steel framed buildings. And a Rail Rubber, a high friction rubber sleeve with tool tethering loops, suitable for ladder rungs – it prevents ladder rungs sliding and damage to supporting structure.

The pièce de résistance though, and the product that we’re rapidly becoming best known for, is ALIMATS – our interlocking aluminium crane outrigger mats. These have been tested to the point of destruction using Finite Element Analysis. Among the independent tests carried out is a simulated deformation test, involving a 463.94-tonne point load from a 450mm square pad. The test resulted in an internal rib failure in one of the mats but indicated that fully interlocking mats in a multi mat set-up, behave like a single monolithic unit, enhancing bi-directional load spread.

n fact, to help us spread the word – and not just the load spread – we’ve just launched our free 30-minute lunchtime CPD Seminar on Handleable Outrigger Mats, for Temporary Works Engineers and Construction Site Operatives, all via video conferencing. If you’re interested, please get in touch. It’s definitely worth keeping an eye on our website, as we’ll be adding new content all the time – products, supporting datasheets, technical updates and video content.

To find out more about us, our products and how we can support you, please get in touch with the Brilliant Ideas team.