Plasterer's pride as his invention goes on sale

AFTER 20 years of struggling to fill bulk bags as they folded in on themselves, Grant Bramble decided to do something about it.

Thursday, 21st April 2016, 5:55 am
Grant Bramble has invented the Bulk Bag Buddy

The 38-year-old, who is a plasterer by trade, designed, patented and manufactured a fold-away frame that acts as a support.

His invention – called The Bulk Bag Buddy – is now available to buy.

Mr Bramble, of Oakwood Road, Hilsea, said: ‘I wanted to create a solution to a problem that I and many of my colleagues face on a daily basis.

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‘Having a bag collapse inwards, as you’re trying to fill it, is an everyday annoyance.

‘After designing the initial frame, I realised that the Bulk Bag Buddy has so many different applications.’

His simple, yet clever, device prevents bulk bags from collapsing as they are filled. It has a multitude of uses including storing sand, collecting waste and recycling. The adjustable frame slots together in minutes.

The Bulk Bag Buddy is £25.99 and is available to buy direct online from and through Tradefix Direct at