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Glencoe Radon Gas Centre Limited

Glencoe Radon Gas Centre Ltd GRGC was founded in 1992 by Director Philip Hancock from Weston-super-Mare in the South West of England. Philip began his own public awareness campaign on 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 a radon protection advisor.

Philip also provided presentation seminars to the National Radiological Protection Board (now UK Health Security Agency), the Building Research Establishment (BRE), Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in addition to local and county councils. Philip opened the UK’s first radon shop in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, offering advice and selling products to the public in 1993. Philip designed and obtained a patent on the locally manufactured Glencoe-Radvac® Radon Sump  in 1995 and a European patent in 1996.

Glencoe Radon Gas Centre Ltd was the first radon centre in the UK and was opened in November 1992. In 1995 the Radvac radon extraction system won The Environment and Power Award at the NEC in Birmingham.

Television and radio stations have recorded our seminars and shown remedial systems being installed into homes and workplaces many times over the years. We introduced the first commercial Radon Extraction Kit (including DIY) and have results and laudatory letters from satisfied clients across the UK.

We install our Glencoe-Radvac® Extraction Systems to domestic and commercial properties nationwide with very successful reduction rates. We also manufacture and/or assemble our  Glencoe-Radvac®  Stainless Steel Fan Enclosure (Series 3), Radvac Vacuum Pump Fan Series 2, Radvac Radon Mini Sump and the In-Line Plastic Radon Fan Enclosure Complete. We also deploy thousands of radon detectors each year for our clients, either supplied via post or placed and retrieved by our trained engineers.

We hold current SAFEcontractor, CHAS, SMAS and Constructionline Gold accreditation certificates which are renewed annually.

In 2009, Director Michael Hancock invented the  Glencoe-Radvac®  Mini Sump and GRGC obtained a patent (GB2465751).

We are celebrating our 30th year in business this year! (2022)

Area of operation: Nationwide

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  1. All course fees are payable in full at time of reservation unless agreed otherwise.
  2. A refund of 60% of the amount paid will be made in the event of receipt of written cancellation at least FOUR weeks prior to the date of the course. No refund can be made on cancellation thereafter.
  3. If a candidate cannot attend the course on the agreed date, the candidate may be able to attend the next identical course. If they miss this next identical course, they cannot attend another without the payment of course fees. 
  4. Substitution of delegates (from the same company/firm) can be made at any time prior to the start of the course.
  5. In the event that a course is oversubscribed, The Radon Council reserves the right to place candidates on the course as the course fee is paid. When the course is full, the remaining candidates will be moved to the next suitable course. 
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