Thorpes Joinery Case Study

A Custom Designed High Volume Dust Extraction System

Increasing Manufacture Sustainability and Productivity

Thorpes Joinery based in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.
Providing Bespoke Joinery Solutions Throughout the UK.

Thorpes Joinery have provided bespoke joinery solutions to a range of discerning clients across the UK commercial fit out market for over 20 years. With in-house design, manufacture and installation capabilities, they provide a range of products to ensure that they cater for a variety of project requirements.

Originally founded in 1947 with a set of core values incorporating a personal and honest approach to Joinery, Thorpes Joinery have since expanded their service to provide quality, bespoke joinery to a range of discerning clients across the high end commercial and residential sectors.

Proud of their heritage as a traditional and family owned company and experience blended with modern techniques to the design, manufacture and install of a truly specialist product.  Their flexible and adaptive approach is born of an understanding that every project is different and will have different requirements.

Thorpes recently constructed bespoke facility, built on the Airfield Business Park in Market Harborough, integrates modern machinery and technology with the traditional manual skills from their highly skilled workforce.

Thorpes Joinery Site

40,000 sq. ft of modern manufacturing space, now home to almost 100 manufacturing, support and financial staff.

Solution Required

A system to control dust and protect the wellbeing of Thorpes employees.  Dust control systems to integrate within the infrastructure of the building to utilise space and maximise efficiency.

Solution Provided: 2 Circuit, High Volume, Low Pressure Dust Extraction System with Collection Hopper and Rupes High Vacuum.

“We chose to use Air Plants because of their unique turn key systems and that they offered a combination of extraction, collection and integration with a Biomass Boiler.  This was important for the environmental credentials of Thorpes and in the minimisation of running costs of the new facility.  It is also part of our ethos to facilitate the services of local suppliers and manufacturers whenever possible.  Air Plants offered a very good dust control solution along with the benefit of being a local company, and this ticked all the boxes.  Previous history through smaller installations and servicing also gave us confidence in working with Air Plants on this much larger project.

Air Plants worked well with us through all stages of development – right from the initial specification and planning stages through to the install and commissioning.  The installation went without issue and the dust control system continues to operate as per what we were promised.”

David Dean, 17.08.18

Operations/H&S Director, Thorpes Joinery

  • Rupes Central Vacuum System – low volume high vacuum
  • 2 circuit, high volume, low pressure dust extraction system based on a custom designed Modulair 196 MD11L system.
  • Collection hopper
  • Collaborative tie into Biomass Boiler
Thorpes Joinery Installation