Founder, Gary Giles, tells us about the environmental ethos of OGEL…
“My father, Michael Giles, owned a small building company, and, as a child, I would often spend summer holidays with him on the site (Health and Safety were more relaxed in 1970s Britain). I can always remember him saying, ‘Son, there are only two basic problems in buildings: how to join the same shape up and down and side by side.’
That throwaway observation stuck with me for the next forty years, and following another chance remark in February 2015 regarding the need for flexible flood defence, the kernel of an idea for the OGEL construction system was born. Now, as of Spring 2022, our invention is patented in the UK, Europe, USA and China.
An easy-to-assemble, fully reusable modular building system that uses waste plastic as its raw material. Its applications are many and varied… from flood defences to exhibition systems to housing.”