Stokbord® Cable Covers | A Faster & Safer Solution For Cable Damage Prevention

Published 09 May 2022

Stokbord® Cable Covers continues to be an industry leading innovation

Stokbord® Cable Covers continues to be an industry leading innovation

Stokbord® Cable Covers

Cable Protection

Sustainability has been at the heart of Centriforce’s operation since its inception. One of the UK’s pioneers for recycling over 40 years ago, Centriforce continues to pave the way in sustainable material innovation for a range of applications – from damage prevention for underground utilities with Stokbord® Cover and Stokbord® Drum, to agricultural protection and maintenance.

➡ Thorne & Derrick provide competitive prices and fast delivery from stock for the complete range of Centriforce cable protection.

A UK manufacturer utilising UK waste, Centriforce reprocesses over 20,000 tonnes of discarded plastic material each year, such as plastic bottles, carrier bags and packaging film.

Saving plastic from landfill and extending its useful life, Centriforce supports various key industries by manufacturing over 9 million metres per annum of high-quality and 100% recyclable products – most notably Stokbord®. As such Centriforce is one of the largest independent recyclers of plastic waste into end use products.

Stokbord Cable Protection

Stokbord Cable Protection


Leading by example, Centriforce developed Stokbord® Cover as a faster and safer solution for cable damage prevention. Replacing traditional clayware and concrete with recycled polyethylene featuring brightly coloured warnings, Stokbord® Cover continues to be an industry leading innovation – globally recognised and DNO specified with compliancy including National Grid TS 3.05.07 and ENATS 12-23 Class 1 & 2 specifications.

Affirming Centriforce’s policy for continuous improvement, the company has developed Stokbord® Drum. Launched to acclaim in 2019, Stokbord® Drum supplies the internationally recognised Stokbord Cover on a single industrial reel.

Removing the need for workers in the trench and supporting installation efficiency, Stokbord® Drum is an incredible success in sustainable innovation. Stokbord® remains fully recyclable after use in application, extending the whole life of plastics and reducing the contribution to production waste.

Centriforce’s unremitting drive for innovation directs their entire operation and highlights their dedication to promoting sustainable manufacturing – supporting global efforts to secure our environmental future. Centriforce is therefore uniquely placed to help customers and suppliers improve recyclability and reusability of their products, and contribute to a sustainable and circular future for plastic.

The below video shows Stokbord® Cable Covers from Centriforce and distributed by Thorne & Derrick that provide heavy duty, high impact, underground cable protection for fibre optic, low voltage, high voltage (11kV, 22kV, 33kV, 66kV) and extra high voltage (132kV-400kV) power cable networks.


Centriforce together with distributor UK Thorne & Derrick Tapetile and Stokbord underground cable protection tiles and covers are the market leading, heavy duty utility protection system for protecting underground cable and pipes – this includes low voltage, medium voltage and high voltage power networks working at 11kV and 33kV.

Stokbord Drum Cable Protection for Underground Utility Cables

Stokbord Drum Cable Protection for Underground Utility Cables


Thorne & Derrick

THORNE & DERRICK are national distributors of LV, MV & HV Cable Installation, Jointing, Duct Sealing, Substation & Electrical Equipment – we service UK and global businesses involved in cable installations, cable jointingsubstation earthing, overhead line and electrical construction at LV, 11kV, 33kV and EHV.

Since 1985, T&D have established an international reputation based on SERVICE | INTEGRITY | TRUST.

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