In-House Research & Development

Manthorpe has a unique position within the industry thanks to their in-house research and development team. Having the ability to design and development new products within a stone’s throw of the manufacturing facilities allows us to be very reactive to change, improving products continually as well as being able to launch new product ranges consistently.

We have invested heavily in the latest 3D design capabilities along with state-of-the-art rapid prototyping facilities which allow our design team to take concepts to testing and realisation with lightning speed.


Investment in Technology

From robotic automation to 3D printing, Manthorpe have never been averse to taking technologies that wouldn’t be out of place in a state-of-the-art automotive plant and applying them to the building industry.

We were amongst the first to employ robotic automation to our manufacturing processes along with utilising twin shot technology to improve the design and manufacture of several of our products.


Notable Innovations

Manthorpe have pioneered several product innovations over the years: from the one of a kind abutment flash ventilator, to the market leading GRS-FF Face Fix Radiator Pipe Guide & Seal.

Radiator Pipe Guide & Seal

The radiator pipe guide and seal range were an important innovation which has had a major impact on the building products industry.  These products have helped house builders excel to new levels of air tightness within their buildings.  The range of seals provides an effective barrier to the entry points of pipe work behind radiators, preventing the loss of warm air through the detail.

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Flash Ventilator System

The unique flash ventilator system is a simple one-piece roll-out, easy fit sheet that provides ventilation for abutment roof details.  Manthorpe’s Research and Development team has addressed the need for a flexible and effective system by incorporating a series of nodules into the design on both sides of the flexible vent roll.  This not only provides the required airflow but includes an integral fly screen and maximises support of the lead.

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Swift Brick

Developed in conjunction with major house builders and conservation experts, the Swift Brick allows developers to meet requirements for providing suitable habitats for swifts within new build developments and is a very cost-effective solution.  It may also be used in single house builds, two storey extensions or even when undertaking major roof and structural repairs to existing buildings.

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G965 Dual Telescopic Underfloor Void Ventilator

The G965 Dual Telescopic Underfloor Void Ventilator was a major innovation providing a solution to ventilating increasing cavity widths. The current and future requirements of Part L of the Building Regulations along with other standards and regulations have led to an increase in the depth of thermal insulation in suspended floors along with an increase in cavity widths to accommodate greater amounts of cavity wall insulation.  The G965 is designed to provide a clear airflow passage to a void beneath an insulated suspended floor.

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G630 Felt Lap Vent

The Manthorpe G630 Felt Lap Vent is a refurbishment product designed to increase the amount of ventilation into existing roof spaces.  Usually fitted retrospectively to properties with additional loft insulation recently installed, the Felt Lap Vent will help to combat the problem of condensation build up in any roof space with a lapped felt/membrane construction.



From our first foray into the building industry through to our latest product innovations, Manthorpe Building Products has grown year on year thanks to a philosophy of continuous investment and development. 

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At Manthorpe we pride ourselves on our high quality standards, not just for the products that we produce; but for our design, manufacture, sales and delivery processes as well.

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Innovation has always been at the core of the company.  From new technology investment to in-house research and development, Manthorpe is constantly looking ahead to meet the needs of the industry.

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