Building Services

Gripple acquires fastest cavity wall drilling solution

Renowned for constantly seeking ways to ease contractors’ work, Gripple Limited has acquired the Thru-In-1, which provides the fastest and easiest means of sleeving and passing cables or pipes through drilled holes in gas and electrical applications.

The Thru-In-1 Sleeve System, which is now a fully re-branded Gripple product, was created and launched by Conxa in Sheffield, with the help of Gripple’s Incub division.

The Thru-In-1 system comprises two components: a tungsten carbide tipped drill bit and a ready-to-use rigid sleeve that is simultaneously inserted as the hole is drilled. This allows cables and pipes to be passed through walls or floors quickly and easily, saving the installer time and money, whilst also offering protection against potential damage. Thru-In-1 offers two different options that produce 16mm and 22mm holes (the 22mm sleeve is yellow in line with gas regulations), both are ideal for a variety of service installations.

Gripple, the world-leading, multi award-winning manufacturer, has taken on an additional technical salesman, Joseph Bloy to focus on driving Thru-In-1 sales of the ingenious product.

Joseph said: “Joining such a forward-thinking company, and indeed one of the UK’s most respected employee owned businesses, is a great opportunity for me.

“The Thru-In-1 is an exciting, unique product which is designed specifically to benefit the construction industry. By eliminating the need to fish cables through walls, we’re making the install significantly easier and I’m really looking forward to demonstrating this to plumbers and contractors nationwide.”

Gripple was named recently the Employee Owned Business of the Year by the Employee Ownership Association in its 2015 awards scheme.

For further information or to arrange a demonstration please contact Joseph Bloy on 07788 337982 or at


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