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IBC Brexit Statement

Intelligent Building Controls Ltd [IBC] Brexit Statement

IBC takes the impending Brexit situation very seriously and has over the last several months consulted with all our manufacturing and supplier partners, reviewed supply chains, logistics and stocking options.

The manufacturers and suppliers that IBC represents do not rely on UK based facilities or supports [except Trend Controls Ltd] and all ship from the European mainland and have restructured supply chains to avoid transhipping through UK, if necessary. The only exception is Trend Controls Ltd who are continuing to manufacture in Horsham, UK. Please note that if you have any specific projects with specialised controllers i.e. IQ4e/XNC, IQ41xx,  IQ422xx, IQEcos, 24v or IQ4e/LAN versions please let us know so we can prepare. In this context IBC will be holding additional stocks of controllers and peripherals [3 months’ supply]. Please refer statement from Trend Controls Ltd in response our Brexit readiness questions:
‘For our Partners and Customers that operate outside the UK, we are developing country and product-specific contingency plans to minimise disruptions. This includes ensuring readiness, if needed, to obtain new product certifications and regulatory compliance, preparing for possible border delays, and developing short-term contingency plans for sourcing’
Please endeavour to place orders as early as possible to mitigate any potential supply chain delays. IBC is confident that it can ensure supply no matter what kind of Brexit unfolds.

Michael McKeon Managing Director

Trend Changes to Warranty

Our Products are Outstanding!

....................and to back up this statement we are now providing 5 years warranty on IQ4 & IQ4 I/O*.

All IQ4 controllers and IQ4 I/O modules purchased from the 1st of June 2018 will receive a 5-year limited hardware Warranty.*

*This is applicable on Trend systems installed with IQ4 controllers and IQ4 I/O modules. For systems which contain a mixture of IQ4 controllers & 3rd party I/O modules the extended warranty is not offered and our standard 2 year warranty applies as this solution increases the risk to the Trend hardware installed. Offering a solution with Trend IQ4 Controllers and Trend I/O modules provides the best long term investment for our mutual end-users. It improves the long term supportability and is future proofed. So keep it simple, keep it Trend and benefit from the extra 3 years of support and protection on your Trend Controllers.

This extended warranty does not include parts of the product that are implemented to prevent cyber security issues, when it is no longer reasonable to continue to provide security updates to firmware due to advances in or availability of 3rd party components or processing performance and capacity of the original product.

We have updated our standard partner Terms & Conditions document to reflect this very positive change.


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Holiday Arrangements 2019


Intelligent Building Controls Ltd (IBC) closes on Fridays preceding bank holidays, namely May 3rd & 31st, August 2nd and October 25th.

Also closed Good Friday.


IBC will close from December Friday 21st 2019 at 15.00 and re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2020.

                                                                                                  Deadline for your Orders

                                                                                           Last orders to be placed by Friday 13th  December to guarantee delivery before Xmas


Universal Valve Actuator, Yes or No?


Universal Valve Actuator


IBC's advice on choosing a Universal Valve Actuator

The term “universal” means ‘most popular’, it does not imply ‘all’. Therefore, there will be variations and exceptions but sufficient commonality to facilitate the development of effective and efficient linkage kits. Most manufacturers supplying universal valve actuators provide custom made linkage kits which are designed to fit third part valves. (more…)

IBC Valve Retrofit App

IBC Valve Retrofit App

Introducing IBC’s new Valve Retrofit Tool application. An innovative valve retrofit solution from IBC’s technical team. IBC retrofit tool is an application which provides seamless interaction with our sales team. Users can send us measurements and a photo to attain a valve quote. Simply fill out each of the corresponding details and follow the on-screen prompts and submit.

Download our app today!

Go to the Google Play store HERE.