FAQs2020-10-14T15:09:19+00:00

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you offer a light weight alternative in concrete fencing?2020-10-14T14:00:07+00:00

Yes ,our fenn-lite range offers products up to 45% lighter than standard weight fencing.

How much weight can I retain with the concrete gravel boards?2020-10-14T13:59:44+00:00

None, our gravel boards are sold with zero retaining capabilities.

Can I order products to be delivered direct to site?2020-10-14T13:59:29+00:00

Yes, subject to a delivery fee. Unless stated, mechanical offload is not included.

Can I buy products in part packs?2020-10-14T13:58:56+00:00

Only our chainlink and heavy duty posts can be purchased in part packs.

What colour are your copings?2020-10-14T13:58:39+00:00

Our copings are concrete grey only

Do you offer twice weathered copings?2020-10-14T13:58:16+00:00

We can offer a full range of copings along with bespoke sizes upon request

Are your precast lintels universal?2020-10-14T13:58:02+00:00

Yes, our precast lintels are universal

Can I buy in part packs?2020-10-14T13:57:49+00:00

Our lintels have to be ordered in full packs, only the longer lintels can be split into rows – please contact your rep for info

Do you offer high strength and fair faced lintels?2020-10-14T13:57:37+00:00

Yes, we offer a full range of high strength and fair faced lintels – please contact your rep for prices

Can I collect?2020-10-14T13:52:32+00:00

Yes, we offer an ex works service; however, you will need to place the order before hand and arrange a date to collect.

What are the opening hours of FP McCann’s depots (GB)?2020-10-14T13:52:10+00:00

The normal office hours are 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday. However, products can be collected from any FP McCann depot from 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday. The Knockloughrim depot is also open from 8am to 12.30pm on Saturdays.

Which telephone number should I call for precast drainage sales?2020-10-14T13:51:32+00:00

England and Wales customers should contact Ellistown drainage sales team on 01530 240000. Scotland, Northern Ireland and ROI customers should contact our PNI drainage sales office on 028 7954 9026.

How do I find out more technical information on FP McCann’s drainage products?2020-10-14T13:51:18+00:00

Most information will be found in our drainage brochure, which can be downloaded here: fpmccann.co.uk/drainage; alternatively, please contact a member of our sales team on 01530 240000.

What is the minimum order quantity?2020-10-14T13:51:02+00:00

There is no minimum order quantity for collections. However, as prices for delivered products are based on full lorry loads, part loads can incur a surcharge and will be delivered with other scheduled deliveries which could affect the delivery date.  Customers can either collect small quantities directly from FP McCann or from their nearest FP McCann stockist.

When can I collect my order?2020-10-14T13:50:34+00:00

The normal office hours are 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday. However, products can be collected from any FP McCann depot from 8am to 3pm Monday to Friday.

Does FP McCann deliver?2020-10-14T13:50:20+00:00

Yes – FP McCann uses a combination of own account and subcontracted delivery vehicles. This gives FP McCann the flexibility to meet a variety of restrictions and requirements for on-site deliveries. i.e. rigid vehicle deliveries, FORS compliant, CLOCS etc.

Can FP McCann offer timed deliveries?2020-10-14T13:50:07+00:00

Hauliers can be given an approximate delivery period for am or pm delivery but only in certain circumstances, so please call our sales team to discuss.

Can FP McCann offer split drops?2020-10-14T13:49:54+00:00

Split deliveries are available for an additional charge. Please call our sales team to discuss.

Do FP McCann’s lorries have edge protection?2020-10-14T13:49:36+00:00

We can offer edge protection dependent upon the products required. The edge protection offered is a variation of a post and strap system. This is not a safety system but a way of assisting the unloading team to comply with working at heights regulations. There are also methods of unloading available to avoid working at height.

What are your recommendations for offloading pipes/chamber rings?2020-10-14T13:49:24+00:00

Please refer to the datasheet on the drainage section of our website ‘Know Your Lifters!’ or page 55 of the drainage brochure.

What off-loading help can FP McCann offer?2020-10-14T13:49:13+00:00

FP McCann can offer a Moffett Forklift off load to the side of the delivery vehicle on certain product types. Call FP McCann on 01530 240000 to discuss.

Which lifting system should I use to lift pipes?2020-10-14T13:49:00+00:00

A mechanical Pipe Lifter can be fitted to your excavator and is a quick and safe way of lifting and laying pipes. This system is suitable for pipes from DN300 TO DN1200. Further information can be obtained from this website: http://www.concretepipelifter.co.uk/ or call FP McCann on 01530 240000 to discuss.

Will FP McCann supply the lifting eyes or attachments?2020-10-14T13:48:48+00:00

Yes, single use slings, lifting chains and eye bolts can be supplied for safer product handling.  For further information on lifting equipment, please visit page 55 of the Drainage brochure. Correct chains should be sourced by the contractor.

Which products have the correct lifters cast-in?2020-10-14T13:48:35+00:00

Easi-bases, headwalls, flow control chambers and catchpits

How many of pipes or chamber rings are on a full load?2020-10-14T13:48:21+00:00

The number of products per load depends on the size of each product. Please refer to page six of our drainage brochure for information on approximate number of pipes per load and page 19 for the appropriate number of manhole chambers per load.

Which type of pipe can connect to the easi-base system?2020-10-14T13:48:02+00:00

Single Wall uPVC, twin wall, concrete and clay

Is it only the DN4000 chamber ring that is delivered in two halves?2020-10-14T13:47:48+00:00

Yes

What type of sealant is required for FP McCann’s Manhole Chamber rings?2020-10-14T13:47:12+00:00

Only FP McCann approved sealant should be used. Please contact FP McCann on 01530 240000 for further details.

How much sealant is required for each standard chamber ring?2020-10-14T13:44:48+00:00

As a guide, DN1200 will require 12mm x 120mm x 4.2m; DN1500 will require 12mm x 120mm x 5.2m and DN1800 will require 12mm x 120mm x 6.0m

What are the opening hours of FP McCann’s depots (NI/ROI)?2020-10-14T13:44:35+00:00

The normal office hours are 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday. However, products can be collected from any FP McCann depot from 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday. The Knockloughrim depot is also open from 8am to 12.30pm on Saturdays.

Which telephone number should I call for precast drainage sales?2020-10-14T13:44:21+00:00

Northern Ireland and ROI customers should contact our PNI drainage sales office on 028 7954 9026.

How do I find out more technical information on FP McCann’s drainage products?2020-10-14T13:44:08+00:00

Most information can be found in the drainage section of our website: fpmccann.co.uk/drainage and the drainage section of the Product Portfolio brochure which can be downloaded here: NI_ROI Product Portfolio brochure

What is the minimum order quantity?2020-10-14T13:43:49+00:00

There is no minimum order quantity for collections. However, as prices for delivered products are based on full lorry loads, part loads can incur a surcharge and will be delivered with other scheduled deliveries which could affect the delivery date.  Customers can either collect small quantities directly from FP McCann or from their nearest FP McCann stockist.

Where is the nearest FP McCann drainage stockist?2020-10-14T13:43:28+00:00

Please contact FP McCann for further details on your nearest precast drainage stockist.

When can I collect my order?2020-10-14T13:43:14+00:00

FP McCann’s normal office hours are 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday. However, products can be collected from any FP McCann depot from 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday or 8am to 12.30pm on Saturdays.

Does FP McCann deliver?2020-10-14T13:43:01+00:00

Yes – FP McCann use a combination of own account and subcontracted delivery vehicles. This gives FP McCann the flexibility to meet a variety of restrictions and requirements for on-site deliveries.

Are there any delivery restrictions?2020-10-14T13:42:46+00:00

FP McCann provides nationwide delivery to the UK and Ireland.
Deliveries are made to the nearest hard standing accessible to the required point of delivery.

When can FP McCann deliver?2020-10-14T13:42:33+00:00

Deliveries can meet either short or long lead times from our depots. Standard delivery is from Monday to Friday, 08.00-17.00. For further information, please call 028 7954 9026.

Can FP McCann offer split drops?2020-10-14T13:42:15+00:00

Split deliveries are available for an additional charge. Please call our sales team to discuss.

What are your recommendations for offloading pipes/ chamber rings?2020-10-14T13:42:02+00:00

Offloading is the responsibility of the customer. Please refer to the datasheet on the drainage section of our website Know Your Lifters! or page 70 of the Product Portfolio brochure. The concrete pipe lifter can be ordered from Agri Mac www.agrimachinery.co.uk

What off-loading help can FP McCann offer?2020-10-14T13:41:49+00:00

Offloading is the responsibility of the customer. A variety of equipment is available so that many of our products can be safely off-loaded without personnel having to climb onto the trailer. www.concretepipelifter.co.uk/ Please click here Know Your Lifters! to find out more about the different types of lifting equipment.  In addition, single use slings, lifting chains and eye bolts can be supplied for safer product handling.  Correct chains should be sourced by the contractor. Call FP McCann on 028 7954 9026 to discuss.

Which lifting system should I use to lift pipes?2020-10-14T13:41:32+00:00

Offloading is the responsibility of the customer. A mechanical Pipe Lifter can be fitted to your excavator and is a quick and safe way of lifting and laying pipes. This system is suitable for pipes from DN300 TO DN1200. Further information can be obtained from the Agri Mac website: www.agrimachinery.co.uk or call FP McCann on 028 7954 9026 to discuss.

Which products have the correct lifters cast-in?2020-10-14T13:41:15+00:00

Easi-bases, headwalls, flow control chambers and catchpits.

How many of pipes or chamber rings are on a full load?2020-10-14T13:40:55+00:00

The number of products per load depends on the size of each product. Please refer to page six of our drainage brochure for information on approximate number of pipes per load and page 19 for the appropriate number of manhole chambers per load.

Which type of pipe can connect to the easi-base system?2020-10-14T13:40:38+00:00

Single Wall uPVC, twin wall, concrete and clay.

Is it only the DN4000 chamber ring that is delivered in two halves?2020-10-14T13:40:18+00:00

No, our DN3600 and DN4000 cover slabs are also delivered in two parts

What type of sealant is required for FP McCann’s Manhole Chamber rings?2020-10-14T13:40:03+00:00

Only FP McCann approved sealant should be used. For further details, please contact FP McCann on 028 7954 9026.

How much sealant is required for each standard chamber ring?2020-10-14T13:39:50+00:00

As a guide, DN1200 will require 12mm x 120mm x 4.2m; DN1500 will require 12mm x 120mm x 5.2m and DN1800 will require 12mm x 120mm x 6.0m. For further details, please contact FP McCann on 028 7954 9026.

We need a tank but don’t have any details, can you help?2020-10-14T13:38:35+00:00

Yes, we can provide a budget design/quote very quickly from limited information. Our experienced sales/engineering staff will review the information available & put forward a proposal often with cost saving options based on alternative designs.

Are your tanks/chambers watertight?2020-10-14T13:38:19+00:00

Yes, as standard they are designed as water retaining to Water Tightness Class 1 (Table 7.105 of BS EN 1992-3). We can design to other classes on request.

Can you reduce the weight of the chamber/panels units?2020-10-14T13:38:04+00:00

We generally design to suit production, transport & installation efficiencies which often means larger, heavier units. However, site may often have restricted access & limited lifting capacity. When this is the case we can re-design to these parameters reducing unit size & weight accordingly.

What is the lead time?2020-10-14T13:37:48+00:00

Although we have standard designs for our tanks & chambers every job is bespoke in some way so every new order has to be designed & produced. Therefore, lead times generally start from 4 weeks from approval for smaller jobs moving upwards as jobs become larger.

Can you crane offload?2020-10-14T13:37:34+00:00

We deliver as standard on flat bed artics, rigid & hyab are available on request, rates advised on application.

Do you do the beam & polystyrene floor systems?2020-10-14T13:37:11+00:00

Yes we offer both the underslung and overboard polystyrene systems.

What range of lengths do you offer for T-Beam?2020-10-14T13:36:55+00:00

We can manufacture our beams in 25mm increments ranging from 1m-7m

Do you offer a design service?2020-10-14T13:36:40+00:00

We offer a full working design service free of charge for direct to site and into stock beams within a 48 hour turnaround.

What is the depth of your T-Beam?2020-10-14T13:36:27+00:00

Our beams are 150mm deep, which is available in 2 widths – 110mm and 168mm.

Can we mix T-Beams into our stock load?2020-10-14T13:36:13+00:00

Yes, T-Beam can be mixed with Fencing, Lintels, Padstones, Copings and Drainage into stock.

Do you offer an installation service?2020-10-14T13:36:00+00:00

Yes we can offer an installation service for beam and block systems at ground floor level.

Do the caisson rings come with all the fittings / gaskets / lifting loops ?2020-10-14T13:35:46+00:00

FP McCann rates include all ring fittings / sealant and lifting loops, no hidden extras.

Can you supply other widths other than your standard 1.0m, 1.2m and 1.5m?2020-10-14T13:35:18+00:00

Yes we can shutter panels to achieve any width between 350mm – 1500mm if required.

What lengths do you supply and do you keep a stock?2020-10-14T13:34:57+00:00

We stock 15ft and 20ft panels but can manufacture lengths to suit.

Can I collect the panels?2020-10-14T13:34:45+00:00

Yes collection can be arranged if preferred.

Do you keep a stock of your L Walls are or they made to order?2020-10-14T13:34:28+00:00

We manufacture all of our standard sizes daily and try to keep a stock of each size.

Can you supply bespoke heights and widths?2020-10-14T13:34:12+00:00

Yes we can shutter down heights 500mm – 3750mm and widths 500mm – 1000mm if required.

Do units come with weep holes as standard?2020-10-14T13:33:56+00:00

No they don’t but we can cast units with them in, Max 50mm but this would effect lead times.

Do I need a foundation for the Rocket Walls or can I just sit them on soil/concrete?2020-10-14T13:33:40+00:00

Yes you would need a suitable foundation that the units can be fixed to.

Can you supply me with foundation details?2020-10-14T13:24:50+00:00

Unfortunately as each site has different ground conditions we have no standard foundation details, the foundation will need to be designed by a structural engineer.

Do you keep a stock of your Rocket Walls are or they made to order?2020-10-14T13:24:31+00:00

We manufacture all of our standard sizes daily and try to keep a stock of each size.

Do you supply Filter Beds throughout the UK?2020-10-14T13:24:12+00:00

Yes, we do.

Do you do supply and fix for the Filter walls and Filter Tiles?2020-10-14T13:23:43+00:00

Yes, we do supply and fix.

What is the design life of the Filter bed system?2020-10-14T13:23:27+00:00

60 years.

What filter bed wall sizes do you do?2020-10-14T13:23:10+00:00

We do 1.25m, 1.5m, 1.75m, 2.0m, 2.25m and 2.5m high filter bed walls.

How long does it take on site for the installation of a Filter Bed?2020-10-14T13:22:54+00:00

It depends on the diameter. Approximately 2 weeks for a small bed at 20m diameter to 6 weeks for a bed diameter of 45m.

Do you provide full working drawings and layout?2020-10-14T13:22:17+00:00

Yes, we do.

What is the maximum diameter for a filter bed?2020-10-14T13:22:00+00:00

a. 45 metres – new bed

b. 45 metres – remedial bed

Can you please advise as to the wall & deck / base thicknesses for X site of precast Box Culvert units?2020-10-14T13:21:37+00:00

FP McCann Box Culverts are primarily a bespoke designed product based on the following parameters:

  • Internal span & internal height
  • Surface loading & fill depth over the Box Culvert
  • Exposure & cover requirements

All of the above is used to ascertain cover to reinforcement, reinforcement content etc. which in turn allows for the external geometry of the Box Culvert unit to be established.

What are the common finishes for the internal / external faces of your Box Culverts?2020-10-14T13:20:50+00:00

FP McCann’s Box Culverts would be offered as struck from a steel mould, generally referred to as an F2 finish.

Do you provide an installation service with your Box Culverts?2020-10-14T13:19:54+00:00

It is the contractor’s responsibility to offload / install our Box Culverts.

How do you install your Box Culverts?2020-10-14T13:20:16+00:00

Please refer to our Box Culvert Installation Guide for more information.

What depth of Hollowcore do you manufacture?2020-10-14T13:16:52+00:00

We manufacture many depths from 2 facilities – 100mm solid, 150mm (standard), 150mm (sound), 200mm (standard), 200mm (sound), 250mm, 300mm, 350mm, 400mm and 450mm.

Do you offer supply and fit packages?2020-10-14T13:16:27+00:00

Yes, we offer supply only and supply and fit contracts for all our flooring and stair products.

Is Hollowcore suitable for different types of builds?2020-10-14T13:16:03+00:00

Yes, we have Hollowcore contracts on projects with traditional brick/ blockwork, Porotherm clay blocks, steel frames, timber SIP panels and full precast structures.

Is Hollowcore suitable for different types of builds?2020-10-14T13:15:45+00:00

Yes, we have Hollowcore contracts on projects with traditional brick/ blockwork, Porotherm clay blocks, steel frames, timber SIP panels and full precast structures.

What spans can be achieved with Hollowcore?2020-10-14T13:15:07+00:00

It is dependent on the loads and design, our 450mm slabs can achieve up to 18m spans.

Is there a limit on the size of job you will take on, big or small?2020-10-14T13:14:40+00:00

No, we price for and work on projects ranging from small extension projects with self-employed builders to multi million pound contracts with large main contractor companies.

Are your stairs standard sizes or can you cast various designs?2020-10-14T13:14:11+00:00

We can cast to most stairwell designs with different arrangements including full flights, half landings and flights with integral landings.

What size dockpits can you provide?2020-10-14T13:09:50+00:00

We can provide any size dockpit to suit the Dock Leveller manufacturer.

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