Rubber for the Construction Industry
Our role in the construction industry
Construction like Civil engineering is easily one of the most dependable and prominent industries in world. This sector creates countless jobs developing and maintaining the foundations that keep our cities and towns together. Along with construction, these two industries equate for 28.3% of GDP. It has a market size of £6.9 trillion and is expected to grow by 5.7% to £10.01 trillion by 2028.
We have stepped in countless times to deliver dependable and long-lasting rubber products for the construction industry. These are often for time-critical projects when other rubber manufacturers have been unable to deliver. We create heavy duty structural seals, and asset protection products, manufactured in our own UK factory to your precise requirements. Our experience spans 40 years working on important projects both locally and nationally.
Whether you need one of our standard rubber extrusions or something unique, we provide premium and cost-effective solutions. We have a good track record supplying bespoke glazing and architectural seals for major projects. Our manufactured and comprehensive range of rubber impact protectors suit any operating environment, requirement, and condition. Our heavy-duty options are suitable for storage unit impact protection from large vehicles and loading bays.
Rubber applications for construction
There is always a need for rubber in the world of construction. Some of the most popular rubber applications include:
- Non slips matting for unloading
- Rubber door seals for machinery or building
- Rubber window seals
- Floor matting for work sites
- Engine sound absorption for buildings
- Vibration dampening for buildings
- Air duct insulation for building ventalation
- Heating seals
- Ventilation seals
- Air conditioning seals
- Lighting gaskets
Our most common extrusions used in construction are the flat-bottomed D & B sections. Choose our EPDM rubber for a long-lasting, weather-proof and high pressure resistant material.Our Capabilities
Checkout our exclusive Rollaway Bank Ladders
Developed to help workers access steep-sided ditches quickly and safely, our rollaway flexible bank ladders provide a simple solution to the problem of getting up and down steep slopes. This has proven very popular with Rail and Civil Engineering projects, with it being especially helpful for emergency or temporary use. These Ladders can be linked together to access deep cuttings or steep embankments, roofs and dome-shaped structures significantly improving foothold and reducing risk.
ConstructionAir duct insulation for building ventilation
Building, roofing, air duct insulation for domestic and industrial purposes. Our rubber sheets come in 5 and 10m rolls with high insulation properties that can be laid out in areas of a building around pipes and ducts to stop them losing heat.
Did you know...?
The Emirates Stadium, the new home to Arsenal Football Club, uses clear polycarbonate and glass to ensure as much light as possible reaches the pitch. To achieve this, an EPDM seal section is required to retain and cushion the glazing material from the metal support structure. Our customer approached us at a point where time was of the essence. The developers were under great pressure to get the stadium completed on time. Our rapid response in developing a new seal, securing approval and ramping up production ensured work on the site continued uninterrupted. The new, improved and now world-renowned stadia opened on time due in no small measure to the skill and dedication of the whole Walker Rubber team. Arsenal's motto, Victoria Concordia Crescit, translates to “Victory Through Harmony”, and we were proud to be part of this.
The Walker Rubber Difference
Rubber products manufactured to order with industry leading turnaround times.
Not quite sure what you need? Our team are on hand to provide fast, high-quality expertise with years of experience to back it up.
Your journey with us starts in sales. Like our exceptional manufacturing lead times, our sales team is no different. They will guide you through the process every step of the way. We are proud to say 90% of enquiries are quoted on the same day ensuring there is no delay in getting your project with us underway.
With our right first-time ethos, combined with only using premium materials from trusted sources, the quality of our rubber products are the best in the business.
We are experts in the manufacture of rubber extrusions. Our limitations are very small we can produce extrusions from 1m to 10,000m in length or 1mm to 300mm across.Rubber Extrusions
Our selection of cutting machinery enables us to be accurate and precise, meeting the required specifications for our customers.Rubber Gaskets
Most moulding requirements are unique to each customer. We supply a comprehensive range of mouldings in a variety of compounds: EPDM, Neoprene, Natural, Nitrile Silicone, Viton, Polyurethane and TPE.Rubber Mouldings
One of our more unique capabilities. We can bond together multiple types of rubber sheet to create your ideal material.Rubber Bonding
We have the capability to manufacture tooling inhouse, turning your ideas into reality with a short but cost-effective turnaroundRubber Tooling