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Scaffold Shoring Design for Building Facades Following Fire at the Royal Clarence Hotel, Cathedral Close, Exeter

We have been asked to provide temporary works design to secure the façade of number 18 Cathedral Yard following the tragic fire.  We are very sad about the loss of so much important fabric to these buildings, but hopefully they will be restored to their original glory soon.

Anaerobic Digestate (Renewable Energy) Plant to convert silage, maize, and food waste to Methane Gas

We are currently working on a number of Anaerobic Digestate plants involving heavy Civil Engineering works.  The work involves roads, paved areas, structures and bases for various items of plant, together with foul, dirty and storm water drainage. 

One site at Great Hele, South Molton, is nearing completion and already has gas being fed into the National Gas Grid.  We have three further projects in early stages of design and construction.  The following is a link to the Greener for Life website with further information about...

Eagle Yard Development, Tudor Street, Exeter, Devon

We are currently involved in a complex development in Tudor Street, Exeter, involving demolition of existing industrial buildings and replacing them with high quality Post Graduate Student Accommodation.
 
We commissioned Lanes Group to carry out a drainage survey so that we can assess the strength of a culvert running beneath an Elizabethan building.  The drainage team came up with a novel idea of mounting the drainage survey camera on a surfboard and floating it through the...

Remedial Works Resulting from Oil Contamination

We have recently been appointed for a number of commissions for remediation resulting from leaking domestic central heating fuel.  Testing and treatment of oil contamination is carried out by a specialist contractor and our involvement is relating to removing contaminated soil beneath floors and foundations to the building.  This work can become very involved, particularly when adjoining properties are affected with the requirement for a party wall award.  It is not only the soil which can become contaminated as oil can penetrate foundations and masonry walls resulting in the need for...

Green Energy - Civil Engineering Works for New Biogas Plants

We are undertaking major civil engineering works for several Biogas Green Energy Plants throughout the South West of England.  The process involves converting silage to methane gas necessitating silage clamps for storage of silage, an energy plant, various large tanks for processing and items of plant and machinery.  This all requires infrastructure including significant excavation, retaining walls and foundation bases.  The process area has to be contained within a bund to comply with various environmental regulations for the avoidance of pollution.  This work is exciting and an asset to...

Reinstatement of Fire Damaged Period House in South Molton, North Devon

We were appointed to provide professional services to reinstate a fire damaged detached historic House which was completed in good time and the house ready for occupation again within 6 months.  An initial Health & Safety report was undertaken, then emergency works carried out within two weeks following the fire.  After a further two weeks, scaffolding and a scaffold sheeted roof had been erected to keep the remaining structure dry and to preserve as much of the remaining fabric of the building as possible.  The Clients are extremely pleased with the quick response and speedy...

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