International growth for construction safety innovations by Brilliant Ideas | Brilliant Ideas Brilliant Ideas | International growth for construction safety innovations by Brilliant Ideas

The UK is home to inventors and manufacturers Brilliant Ideas Ltd – but with frequent international visitors to our website, our reach is growing globally. Overseas enquiries for our unique, and patented construction safety products such as ALIMATS®, Hole Covers and Engineered Levelling Shims – products with a worldwide application, are coming from Brazil, Angola, Australia, Qatar, Egypt, Argentina, Arab Emirates, Japan, Germany, France, Spain and Belgium.

In recognition of our commitment to construction worker safety and site efficiencies, Brilliant Ideas was named IPA Innovation Champion 2023, at the British Construction Industry Awards. This Government backed construction award is supported by the Infrastructure Projects Authority. In the same year, we also won Most Innovative Supplier at the Building Innovation Awards.

ALIMATS® Crane Mats

Made from Aluminium, ALIMATS® is an interlocking modular load spread system for cranes.

We invest significant sums in research and development, which is why the ALIMATS® system is an industry award-winning innovation ahead of its time and much better alternative to timber, steel and plastic. Our newest piece of research into allowable working loads will be available soon. To register your interest, please email

To minimise environmental impacts, we’ve manufactured the ALIMATS® system from certified high-grade recycled aluminium with life-cycle stage analysis. Patented and certified it comes with detailed loading information which engineers use in their calcs.

Based on an extruded truss design, the system is very strong, but also light enough to be moved about by hand, which is why it comes with fixed handles as standard. Module sizes range from 0.33m² up to 8.07m² and weigh between 13kg and 48kg.

ALIMATS® is a widely known brand in construction – spanning the built environment, oil, gas and renewables, roads, railways, bridges, tunnels and ports. Our most recent international shipments have crossed the seas to a global offshore company in Qatar, and an integrated logistics company in Angola – both service providers to the renewables, oil and gas industry.

If you’re an overseas company interested in purchasing ALIMATS®, please contact the Brilliant Ideas team on 01335 345111, email or click here to find out more.

Engineered Levelling Shims

Barcelona’s La Sagrada Basilica is one of the biggest users of our branded levelling shims called Stacker Packers. We’ve shipped almost 1,000,000 to support the ongoing construction of this magnificent megastructure.

Designed and manufactured in the UK from certified material with UV stabilisers and load tested up to 14.5 tonnes, Stackers have high compressive strength. With unique interlocking profiles, Stackers can be stacked to create a favoured packing height to provide safe and stable structure during installation on steel frame buildings, precast concrete components, modular pods and buildings.

In the UK, Stackers are trusted on some of the country’s most iconic structures including Everton’s new Bramley Moore stadium, Manchester’s Co-op Live and Sandwell Aquatics (2022 Commonwealth Games)

Find out more about our Engineered Levelling Shims

Hole Covers

Brilliant Ideas Hole Covers are designed to protect temporary service openings on solid or hollowcore suspended precast concrete floors, insitu flat slab floors and metal deck systems. Fully load tested through finite element analysis, and manufactured from recycled Polypropylene plastic, these slip resistant bright yellow covers sit flush to the floor.

Fast to install and remove, they come in two sizes. The small Hole Cover is 250mm x 250mm and used on holes up to 200mm square, load tested to 150kg and a tool free solution. The large Hole Cover measures 350mm x 350mm, covers holes up to 300mm square and screwed into place to secure its position. The large Cover is load tested to 180kg.

Belgium and Spain are the most recent countries to trial the Hole Covers. Watch them being installed here.

Placing your order with us is easy. To purchase our award-winning construction safety products, please contact the Brilliant Ideas team on 01335 345111 or email