Gilberts (Blackpool) limited is one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of Grilles, Diffusers, Louvres, Smoke/Fire Dampers and Natural Ventilation Systems for the Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning industry.

Privately owned, the Company was originally established in 1960 by Gil Haslam. 

In the early 1960 a young Gil Haslam returned from Canada to set up a successful business supplying and installing domestic warm air heating  systems. But, increasingly frustrated at the quality of the imported grilles he was forced to take the initiative. He bought a press, installed it in his garage, employed a toolmaker…and so Gilberts was born! From those humble beginnings over 60 years ago we have grown to become Britain’s leading independent air movement specialist. And now,  as we search to develop more energy efficient initiatives we also specialise in premium Natural Ventilation solutions.

Today we are a true multi-product based Company with business divisions specialising in:
  • Air Grilles & Diffusers
  • Smoke, Fire and Volume Control Dampers
  • External and Architectural Louvres
  • Natural Ventilation Systems
  • Domestic Warm Air Grilles
Still family owned Gilberts operates from its 120,000 sq ft manufacturing base in Blackpool, Lancashire with an annual turnover in excess of £20 million.  

Over the years we have built a reputation for providing an extensive range of attractively styled, contemporary, value engineered products at the best in competitive prices. With comprehensive internal and external technical sales support we are able to provide very high standards of customer service and can respond quickly and efficiently to the many and varied demands of the building services industry.

Environmental Policy

Quality Assurance

Air Movement Facility

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Technical Resources

Air Distribution Products

Natural Ventilation Solutions

Architectural and External Louvres

Smoke, Fire and Volume Control