Working at Heights
Our fully accredited workforce are experienced climbers and working on Masts and Towers is one of the cornerstones of our operation. We are also experienced in the provision of and working from fixed access scaffold (including shrink-wrapped containments) MEWPS, Access Netting and Mobile Access Towers.
Q.E.II bridge (M25 Dartford Crossing)
Not only did we undertake the original site painting works when the bridge was originally constructed (one of the company’s largest projects) but we were also invited back to site over 20 years later to conduct the first major coating maintenance cycle. The latter project involved the design and installation of a bespoke cradle system to enable access to the high level pylons.
In 2003 we secured the prestigious contract to paint the entire British Airways London Eye structure including the wheelrim, hub and spindle, the A-frame legs, boarding platforms and tidal riverside prows, piling, pontoons and dolphins. The coating system included use of a then new polysiloxane topcoat. Access methods included a combination of MEWP (including importing a 90m truck mounted vehicle from Europe) rope access and use of a jackleg barge with access and rescue craft. We have subsequently returned to site several times to undertake further projects including the rebranding of the wheelrim motor housings
Rye Marker Beacon
This structure could only be accessed during low tides and involved rope-access working - 2019
Kingston Rail Bridge
Abrasive blast cleaning and application of a NR M21 paint system to a five span bridge crossing the Thames in a highly residential area. Track side surfaces received a modified M34 system during blockades. The existing coatings contained lead up to 15% by volume in some areas and we provided the appropriate extraction, recovery, decontamination and monitoring equipment to undertake the works.
As part of an ongoing framework agreement, we have undertaken numerous Gas Pipe-Crossings across the Southern, East Anglian and Midlands regions. Works involved abrasive blast cleaning and application of a PA10 Epoxy paint system together with MCL coatings or cold applied laminate tape. To facilitate the works, we obtain all the appropriate easements and permits and secure all required canal and road closures. We provided the scaffold access and shrink wrapped containment and (where required) traffic managements. We also supplied and installed new anti-vandal guards.
Re-painting of Brentford’s High Street bridge with highly decorative muti-colour finish.