Advice & Reviews
January 2, 2018

Get prepared for Storm Eleanor – essentials for wind damage repair

Storm Eleanor is hitting much of the UK with strong winds and gusts of 60 to 70 mph.

Properties can easily suffer damage when high winds hit, which means you may get called out to repair jobs in your area.

From fixing broken fences to garden shed damage, ensure you’ve got the right kit to keep you safe, seen and windproof when making repairs outdoors.

Here’s our countdown of wind damage repair essentials and the gear you need for battling the elements:

8 | Dickies Vermont 2-Piece Waterproof Suit


Stay clean and dry in this Dickies waterproof jacket and trousers. Made from 100% polyester PVC waterproof fabric with taped seams, the jacket has a concealed hood in collar and zip-fastened with a studded stormflap.

7Scan Thermal Gloves


A thermal lined glove will keep your hands windproof in harsh conditions. The Scan Thermal gloves are especially good at gripping in both wet and dry conditions thanks to the black latex wrinkle coating. Ideal for the construction, automotive and handling industries.

6 | Lap Fence Panel 6′ x 6′

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Fences are usually the most common repair job after high winds, so you’ll need to replace your fence with sturdy, traditional panels. Dip treated with preservative and guaranteed against rot for 10 years, the lap fence panel is a proven design that has stood the test of time.

5 | Scan Safety Wellington Boot


With a high-grade blend of PVC and nitrile rubber, these specially-adapted wellington boots are resistant to not only rain but ISO 6112 chemicals and oils, and have steel toe caps with a 200 joule rating.

4Chillington Camden Wheelbarrow

The Chillington Camden Wheelbarrow is a real British classic, with one piece tubular design finished in a rust resistant black epoxy powder coating. The Camden Wheelbarrow is perfect for transporting heavy building materials and debris, with a practical 85 litre capacity.

3Dickies Hi-Vis Lined Fleece Jacket
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Be safe and be seen with the Dickies hi-vis fleece. Made from 100% knitted polyester, with high vis strips around the body, each arm and each shoulder.


2 | Post Green Treated 75mm x 75mm x 2.4m


Ensure that your fencing has a secure mounting with these Treated Timber Fence Posts. Available in a comprehensive range of sizes they offer a sustainable solution.

1 | 24″ Platform Coco Brush

A natural coco soft headed all purpose broom complete with stayed handle, ideal for sweeping up fallen leaves and debris.

Escape the bad weather and have a cuppa with the MKM team. We’ll give you some top expert advice on the best products we have in-branch.

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