Emergency Boarding Up - Boarding Up Services

Our Emergency Boarding Up Service is a quick and efficient way to protect an empty property.

Problems with empty property can escalate very quickly. A broken window can lead to further vandalism, access into the property and possible squatting unless appropriate action is taken quickly. Secure Empty Property offers emergency window boarding and our installation teams provide rapid response to minimise risk – nationwide.

Our services range from security door and metal window boarding through to alarm response 24-hours a day, utilising satellite tracked vehicles. However, we take this further by providing a rapid response to customer inquiries, site surveys and security proposals to ensure that we can react to your specific requirements. 

Our wooden, steel and perforated screen present a range of options for boarding up your empty property. The boards act as a deterrent, making it obvious that the property is actively being protected. Boarding up also actively protects the property and the public in the event that a window or door is damaged.



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Security Door

The most popular door option for emergency boarding up features insurance approved, two five-lever mortice locks with unique differs for Secure Empty Property. Doors can be suited to client requirements including the same key for all doors, different keys for each door or two keys for each door. Lock replacement is available if keys are lost or current keyholders need to be barred from access to the property.

Modular & Perforated window screens

Secure Empty Property supply and install a variety of steel security screens for hire or purchase.

Our emergency boarding up services are designed to suit a range of budgets, security requirements and property types.

Modular 1.2mm galvanised/powder coated steel screens can be installed up to vulnerable first-floor level – usually in less than an hour and often the same day. Modular steel screen sizes have fixing points over their surface and utilise a variety of fixing techniques dependent on the type of property, steel studding or cable, are affixed by bolts or ratchets to internal bars inside the property. The modular screens ‘sandwiches’ the window opening removing the need for damage to window frames and often the need to de-glaze.

We also have the option for circumstances such as demolition / long term hire/ sale or budget, bespoke cut reveal fitting galvanised 1.2mm perforated  steel sheet cut for the window reveal size and installed with our own unique security screws.  

Plywood Boards

Offering a highly visibility and secure deterrent, plywood boarding up screens can be made to fit any access point. They are suitable for short term and long term security.

Steel security screens don't always offer what you need to secure your property, plywood boarding screens are a solid alternative suitable for a range of scenarios:

  • To cover/protect a door ow window following an accident or break-ins;
  • To provide security on a short-term basis when a property is between tenants or owners;
  • To protect an unoccupied property while construction work is taking place inside.

Offering a fully customizable cover-up solution, using our plywood boarding up service can be made to measure for a full range of access points. Providing a flexible solution for empty properties at all stages of construction or demolition. If you need a quick emergency boarding up service, get in touch with our team and your property could be secured in hours!

Our priority is ensuring your vacant property is protected, however, we ensure that screens are fully secured to remain in place for as long as necessary. We also ensure that no additional damage is done to the building as a result of temporary boarding, for example when covering temporary glazing damage.