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Rapid Response Boarding Up Service

Damage to windows and doors through criminal damage or break-ins creates a highly visible vulnerability, and so boarding up services keep your premises safe from intruders. Emergency boarding is a fast, cost-effective way to secure a vacant property. Clearway provides a rapid response boarding up service to protect both commercial and residential properties across the UK. Our steel security screens and doors are recommended and used in police scenarios, so you can be sure that our solution will protect your property from any unauthorised entry. Boarding is also available on a longer-term basis for empty sites giving you peace of mind that your property is well protected.

Why Might Your Need Boarding Up Services?

Clearway works with clients requiring boarding up for several reasons.

Vacant Property Boarding Up

Vacant properties carry variable risk levels, and so mitigating any potential for unauthorised access is essential. Unsecure entry points can give easy access to empty premises, making it a target of vandalism, theft, squatters and criminals. Even a long-term empty site can be a target of theft, especially if the property is furnished or contains valuable contents.

Boarding up makes a vacant premise unattractive to criminals, with physical barriers and screens over doors and windows, secured to the building with anti-tamper security screws.

Clearway offers a range of boards, screens and security doors, which are fitted by our professional team to ensure there is no damage to the framework, and that panels are cut to fit. Combined with services such as alarm systems, security guards, dog patrols and security monitoring, boarding up an empty site is a visible deterrent and a critical factor in preventing unwanted access.

Boarding Up Following Criminal Damage

Accidents do happen, as does criminal activity, and the result of this can be costly and stressful. Clearway’s fast response service ensures that broken windows or damaged doors are quickly protected, and your property secured post-break-in.

Whether windows or doors have been broken accidentally or following a break-in, boarding them up provides an expedited solution to ensure that the property is safe while permanent repairs are organised. Our installation and engineering teams are on hand to provide support with site measurements, planning remedial works, re-glazing or replacing glass panes, as well as other security components including:

  • Broken locks
  • Damaged frames and woodwork
  • Unsecure doors

Whether you require a temporary solution immediately following criminal or accidental damage or require full repairs to replace damage, Clearway provides boarding up and repair services nationwide.

With our experience working alongside insurance claims, you have the utmost assurance that your property will be secured to the highest standards, with a fast and professional service.

Preventative Boarding Up Services

Many businesses choose to install temporary boarding or security panels at times when their property will be unattended to, during large public events, or when civil disturbances are anticipated.

This preventative measure ensures that your property is safeguarded from criminals, and avoids any potential costs and time associated with carrying out repairs or making insurance claims against damages, thefts or breakages.

Examples include:

  • Temporary boarding up to protect properties during planned events.
  • Secure panels to protect shopfront windows and large panels of glass.
  • Protecting properties during carnivals, festivals and civil disturbances.

Should you require longer-term security, the Clearway team is also on hand to recommend robust steel security door solutions that provide a reliable and visible deterrent to any prospective intruders.

Boarding Up for British Police Forces

Clearway works alongside UK police forces across the country, providing professional boarding up services following criminal activity or forced entries. Our security door is the only police approved door available in the United Kingdom.

Our boarding up service is available to all properties of any size, from a residential break-in requiring rapid action to secure broken windows, to commercial premises where damage has been caused through forced entry or burglary.

Battery life for all devices, including the control panel, is up to 4 years.

Our Boarding Up Services

Clearway provides boarding up services across the spectrum of property sizes, locations, and security requirements.

Our most popular boarding up services include:

  • Timber boarding up screens – ideal for urgent requirements, creating a physical barrier to protect broken glass and damaged doors. Anti-tamper security screws prevent illegal access, and our custom installation service ensures that your timber screens are cut bespoke to size.
  • Emergency boarding up services, to secure properties of any size following a break-in, fire, flood or vandalism. Our professional fitting service ensures that the best timber screens for your type and size of property are installed.
  • Steel screens and doors – best suited to longer-term vacant properties or security requirements, steel screens and doors are an impenetrable layer of security that safeguards your premises from any unauthorised access.
  • Site security boarding – often used on construction sites, or for properties in the probate or planning permission processes. This protects premises from unlawful entry and other factors such as water damage while the property remains vacant.
  • Long-term timber boarding to prevent weather damage and property deterioration when empty, or pending demolition or building works.

Every boarding up installation is fitted by our expert team to ensure there is no damage to frames or woodwork, and that the building is protected from any further damage.

Why Choose Clearway?

The critical factor when your property is exposed is to safeguard your premises quickly. As such, Clearway provides an emergency response helpline available 24/7 to assist at any time of day or night.

With years of experience in responding to the most urgent requirements, the Clearway team is highly qualified and accredited for the quality of our service and your peace of mind.

We manage urgent responses across the whole of the UK. We are equipped to handle projects both commercial and residential, large and small, with a complete consultation, supply, installation and aftercare service.

Other Services

In addition to temporary boarding up and timber panels, Clearway supply and fit a suite of security measures. If you require any support in understanding the optimal panelling for your premises, please contact our team for tailored advice and recommendations.

Additional services include:

Enquire about our boarding up service today

To speak to a member of our team, get in touch with us on 01322 479652 or email us at

Boarding Up Services FAQs

How Quickly Can Clearway Board Up My Property?

Our rapid response teams are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you have an emergency requirement or require same-day boarding up services, we will always endeavour to provide immediate assistance to protect your property.

Urgent call outs are also available following an intrusion or criminal activity to ensure no further damage can occur, and your premises are not exposed to any additional risk.

Which are the Best Boards to Use to Secure a Vacant Building?

Clearway offers a range of boarding up services, depending on how long you need to defend a property and the leading security factors.

For short-term boarding up, pending glazing repairs, or replacement doors, we can install short-term security screens as a fast and low-cost option to protect from broken glass until a longer-term replacement is delivered.

Other options include heavy-duty steel security doors and screens, ideal for vulnerable properties or high-risk vacant sites that need a more robust solution to ensure criminals or thieves do not target them.

Is Clearway Qualified to Board Up Premises Following a Crime?

Yes, the Clearway UK team often works with emergency services and authorities, delivering several fast response services, including security services, deep cleaning and repairs following traumas or crimes.

Boarding up is also available following forced entries by the police force to ensure that damaged windows, doors, glazing, frames and locks are secured.

How Long Can I Use Clearway Boarding Up Services For?

We offer both short and long-term boarding up solutions. These might range from a day or two while waiting for replacement glazing to months or years of vacant property security.

If you are unsure which type of boarding is most suitable for your estimated duration of hire, do get in touch, and our security team will recommend the most appropriate boarding up options.

What Properties is Boarding Up Suitable For?

Boarding up is available for any property, from residential homes to commercial office blocks and industrial premises that wish to prevent, or repair, a security risk.

Does Boarding Up Include Repairing Damage to My Doors or Locks?

Clearway offers a full-service security response team. Our ranges of boards, screens and security doors are suitable for any property, and we can provide additional services, including:

  • Alarm system installation.
  • Security guards or patrols.
  • Monitoring of alarm or CCTV systems.
  • Lock damage repair.
  • Replacement frames or woodwork.
  • New doors or security doors.

Can I Board Up a Retail Site Temporarily?

You certainly can. Short-term boarding up is ideal when there is a planned event or anticipated civil disturbance that you feel puts your business at risk of damage, theft or intrusion.

Boarding up is a cost-effective solution that protects your glazing, doors and windows. It can be short-term for a limited period or a longer duration if your business is expected to be closed.

What Else Can I Do to Protect My Property Aside From Boarding It Up?

There are multiple security installations and services available. Clearway is always available to provide recommendations and work through a risk assessment process with you to determine the options that fit within your budget.

Solutions might include installing vacant property alarms, periodic security patrols, intruder alarm sensors, or alarm monitoring services from our accredited response teams.

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