About the Glencoe-Radon Consortium
Glencoe Radon Gas Centre Ltd. was formed in 1992 by Director, Philip Hancock. Philip began his own public awareness campaign on the the risk from radon, concentrating his efforts in Cornwall and Northamptonshire. After a period of 22 months he had gathered a team of consultants and radon protection advisors and given presentations to the National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB), now part of Public Health England, The Building Research Establishment (BRE), Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in addition to local and county councils.
As a partner of Glencoe Construction (formed 1976), Philip designed and obtained a patent on the locally manufactured Radvac Sump in 1995, and a European patent in 1996. Philip Hancock also provides seminars at the company’s facilities in Weston-super-Mare. The first radon centre in the U.K. was opened in this town in June 1992.
BBC television and radio have recorded our seminars and shown remedial systems being installed into homes and workplaces. We introduced the first commercial Radon Extraction Kit (including DIY) and have results and laudatory letters from satisfied clients in Northants, Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Derbyshire and Staffordshire.
Glencoe Radon Gas Centre Ltd incorporated Glencoe Construction in 2009 and now operates from Unit 32, Old Worle Quarry, Lower Kewstoke Road, Worle, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 9LF, where we also have a practical area for training contractors to become radvac approved installers and to address radon remedial work. During these hands-on training sessions we strive to set standards for the industry both in the U.K. and overseas.
We install our Radvac Extraction System to domestic and commercial properties nationwide. We attend radon seminars run by local county councils, BRE and PHE (formerly HPA and NRPB) all over the U.K.
We now manufacture the purpose-built Radvac Fan Enclosure used to house the radon fan externally, the Radvac Vacuum Pump Fan Series 2, the 4-speed Fan Selector Series 2, the Radvac Radon Sump DIY kit and the Radon Fan Kit
Phil Hancock is a registered consultant for radon mitigation.
We are members of the Radon Council and our staff have attended their radon training sessions.
In 2009 Michael Hancock developed the Radvac Mini Sump and obtained a patent (GB2465751) since then, we have developed the product and kits for use by DIY homeowners and commercial clients.