Boarding Up Service

Window board up service

When a window is smashed or broken, it is pivotal that you receive fast window board up service to keep your property secure whilst waiting on new glass to be installed. Whether you have fallen victim to a break in, vandalism or fire damage, we offer quick and efficient professional installation at a time that is convenient to you.

We use a standard OSB (Sterling Board) which is glazed in the frame to either block the gap where the glass is or to protect the glass from damage. In some instances, we will need to have our glazier screw the emergency boarding into the frame directly. This, however, is only usually the case when the boarding up is a permanent one.

There may be another reason you require a temporary boarding up for additional security reasons. These could vary from protest marches, festivals to even predicted storms with strong winds. So, whether the boarding up of your window is a reactive measure or even pre-emptive, our glazing professionals near you will respond promptly and you can often utilise our same day service.


Reasons your property may need boarding up boarding up services



If you have suffered a break-in to your business or property, with the entry point being a window or glass door, our boarding up service offers the best alternative whilst you wait for new glass to be ordered and fitted. If you wish for us to source and fit glass for your window, talk to our sales team for a free quote.

Awaiting demolition

Properties that are awaiting permission to be demolished would be recommended to use a boarding up service. This will act as a deterrent to squatters and deter vandalism. Buildings that are also under construction or that are between tenants may want to consider an emergency board up for the same reason.

Damage from events

Additional security reasons may mean that you require a board up by one of our glazing professionals. A protest march could be passing your business, a festival near your property or a strong storm predicted to be hitting your area. Call one of our sales advisors today to take advantage of our boarding up services.

Here for you when you need us

Returned home only to find that one of your windows have been damaged or smashed? Maybe you have just got to work and found that you have been burgled overnight? Our fully trained window experts understand what you are going though as they deal with a variety of crime scenes and accidents on a frequent basis. It is part of our window boarding up that your situation gets treated with urgency and that one of our experts be with you swiftly.


How our boarding up service works

Broken window

Call our sales team to organise the boarding up of your window from one of our expert glaziers.

Boarded up

Upon arrival, our glazier will install an OSB in place of the glass to add more security to your home or commercial property.

New glass

The board can be in place until you have new glass to fit or the conclusion of the event the window was boarded for.

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Our procedure

Our operations centre operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year*, so our customers can always speak to one of our helpful advisers. Our teams work closely together to ensure that the customer receives a prompt, co-ordinated and efficient service. At the time of booking, our expert advisers will select a local engineer to attend the site. The progress of the job is then carefully monitored through to completion, with live updates of estimated arrival times relayed directly to you.

Our procedure

Our work is not only approved by major insurance companies but some of our more regular customers, including several county councils, government offices and facilities management companies, not to mention many established high street retailers. We currently respond to over 150,000 emergency callout situations per year; the majority are dealt with effectively and often to very short time-scales.

Rapid emergency response

In addition to our planned maintenance work, we are proud to provide reactive services for homes and businesses across the UK. Our team work together to provide our customers with an exceptional response rate. We want to be our customers’ first point of call and understand that when an emergency strikes, you need the problem to be resolved quickly and professionally by an engineer you can trust. Our fully certified engineers are ready to help you 24 hours a day*, so you can feel safe with Abbott Contractors.

Skilled & equipped engineers

We believe that quality workmanship is essential for achieving professional and operational results. Whatever your maintenance requirements may be, you can rely on us to provide a reliable first-class service at fair prices. Our skilled and experienced engineers’ work is of the highest quality and professionalism, and the latest industry standards are always adhered to. You can rely on us to provide quality solutions for your home or business, day or night.

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