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 enquiries, site surveys and security proposals to ensure that we can react to your specific requirements.

Our wooden, steel and perforated screens 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.

Security Door

The most popular door option for emergency boarding up features insurance approved, two five-lever mortice deadlocks with unique keys 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 visible and secure deterrent, plywood boarding can be made to fit any access point. They are suitable for short-term and long-term security.

Plywood boarding up is a budget alternative for a range of scenarios:

  • To cover/protect a door or 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.

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 correctly to remain in place for as long as necessary.

Click here to download our Security Screens and Doors Brochure

Interested? Contact our experienced and friendly team and we can have your property secured in hours.

Call 0330 088 1973, email operations@secureemptyproperty.com or fill in the form and a member of our team will be happy to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

We can offer two options on the cost of Sitex steel security shutters and temporary steel doors; a daily hire agreement or a one-off Advanced Rental cost.

Daily hire is cheaper if the property is likely to be vacant for a relatively short period. This is invoiced monthly and offers the lowest upfront cost. After a minimum hire period, the daily rental means that you only pay for security when you need it.

Advanced Rental gives peace of mind that costs are fixed for the duration the site is vacant. This one-off cost includes installation and free removal of the security equipment when it is no longer required.

Cost varies depending upon the number and size of vulnerable openings and access doors. Contact our Operations team for an immediate quote over the phone – 0330 088 1973.

Installation of emergency plywood boarding or steel anti-vandal security sheet is normally completed same-day except on very large properties.

Each opening is bespoke and cut to size on site to fit within the reveal or to completely overlap the opening. Normally a couple of hours is sufficient for the property to be made secure.

Secure Empty Property know that any vulnerable property must be protected as soon as possible to avoid vandalism, theft or squatting. We aim to be on site the next working day if possible and sometimes we can secure the property the same day.

Call our Operations team on 0330 088 1973 for an immediate update as our vehicles are real-time tracked to give a time on site.

Our unique anti-tamper fixings do need to be drilled into window frames or adjacent brickwork. The resulting holes can be filled by others.

As a result, we try to avoid installation into PVCu or Aluminium window frames as this affects warranties and water ingress. We can install internally or potentially remove glazing to install modular steel screens however this can cause a longer lead time.