Located in the village of Nidd, Taplanes began life as a subsidiary of electronics company Kelan Engineering in 1979. Much of the knowledge and technology developed in the manufacture of chemical and electronics storage can be seen in our products today.
The company was bought in September 1998 by the current directors, identical twins Andy and John Wilkinson. Separated by only a matter of minutes at birth, the brothers display a instinctive and intuitive relationship. Their disciplined business practice and continual product improvements has secured Taplanes leadership in the modular bathroom sector.
With a dedication to engineering excellence Taplanes ensures long-term value by pursuing only the best materials and manufacturing processes. This disciplined strategy embodies our durable modular products that rank high for reliability, flexibility and ease of use, requiring little or no maintenance.
As an example of our manufacturing technique we use a specially formulated 12mm polypropylene and patented plastic weld technology. The licensed material is then electrically tested to deliver a 100% watertight unit to the customer that is guaranteed for 25 years.
Over 35 years of maintaining the highest standards has enabled Taplanes to become the preferred partner of many high profile organisations throughout the UK and Ireland.
We’re proud to be trusted by some of the UK’s top organisations, healthcare providers, educational institutions and hotel groups to provide shower cubicle and bathroom pod solutions for their projects.
Halley VI Research Centre
Built to house up to 52 crew members, the Halley VI Research Station in Antarctica opened at the start of 2013 after a trial run of the modular build in South Africa. The station, which comprises labs, offices, bedrooms and a social area, is the sixth version of the station to be placed on the Brunt Ice Shelf and is home to scientists studying various environmental changes. The Antarctic Research Station is also credited with discovering the ozone hole in 1985.
Tight on space and requiring a simple solution, the one piece Alpha cubicles were chosen for the project. By using one of the more compact cubicles, the architect was able to optimise the limited space available in the Research Station’s bedrooms. Ensuring a completely watertight product is vital give the lack of a local plumber!
Specified through our close working relationship with Cambridge University, this was an unusual project to be involved with. Fortunately we didn’t have to carry out the site surveys! Jonathan Braunton, Sales & Marketing
Station Court, Nidd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3BN