Project: Sea Defence works on and around The Redoubt Training Facility
Location: The Redoubt Training Facility, Dymchurch
Duration: Start date: 17/5/2021 – Completion date: 27/5/2021
Security Fan and Fence Extension
To supply and install new security fan to new location on rear of seawall and also extend rolled mesh fencing system along the seawall for approximately 1.4m. Posts to bolt down to top of seawall.
New Gate across Historic England access track
To supply and install 1no. 2.4m High x 3.0m wide with 700mm welded wing panel to join up to existing chain link fence, vertical bar railing gate across track as per following Specification. Gate will be manufactured using a box section frame and infill with 25mm square hollow section steel upright with straight cut top. Mounted onto base plated box section posts with adjustable hinges. Securing the gate will be via a pad lockable slide latch and lockable drop bolts. Finish of the gate will be galvanised and marine grade powder coated finish.
New Gate across Historic England access track 2
To supply and install 1no. 2.4m High x 5.0m wide vertical bar railing gate set within new MOD fence line as per following Specification. Gate will be manufactured using a box section frame and infill with 25mm square hollow section steel upright with straight cut top. Mounted onto base plated box section posts with adjustable hinges. Securing the gate will be via a padlock able slide latch and lockable drop bolts. Finish of the gate will be galvanised and powder coated finish.
Stock Proof Fence
To supply and install approximately 200m of timber post and stock fencing with two lines of barb at approx. 1100mm high, priced based on drawing provided with straining posts every 30m.
Straining Posts – 150mm diameter x 2.4m long straining posts, treated to class HC4 and knocked in at every turn in the fence line and at maximum 30m centres on straight runs.
Struts – 85mm diameter x 2.4m long struts, notched into all straining posts.
Intermediates – 85mm diameter x 1800mm intermediate posts, knocked in at 3m centres.
Stock Netting UK Tornado Brand, HT 8/80/15; double stapled to all line wires at straining posts and stapled loosely with 4 no. 40mm staples on all inter posts.
Barbed Wire 2 No. strands of HT Barbed Wire, tensioned and stapled with 40mm staples.
Redoubt Perimeter fencing
Straining Posts – All straining posts will be 60 x 60 x 5mm
Straining posts will be set at corners and at maximum 70m on straight runs.
Intermediate Posts – 60 x 60 x 5mm pointed for knocking and c/w cranked extension. Posts will be knocked in at 3.0m centres. On the section where existing metal posts are in situ we will bolt using 2 no. stainless steel M12 bolts and nuts.
Line wires – 3 no. galvanised 3mm dia. line wires, tensioned between strainers and fed through intermediate posts.
Chain-link – 50 x 50 x 3.55mm x 1800mm galvanised chain-link; secured at straining posts using galvanised stretcher bars and secured to the line wires with heavy duty aluminium Spanex clips, (10 per metre).
Barbed Wire – 1 no. strands of galvanised barbed wire; tensioned between straining posts using ferrule winders and secured to inter posts using galvanised tying wire.
Razor Wire – One continues run of concertina wire secured on the internal side of the fence line for the circumference of the Redoubt.
The project did throw up some health and safety issues, we had to overcome with working at height on the top of a shear drop into the moat of the Redoubt. This was overcome with the use of man safe running lines with ground anchors.
The client was very happy with safe and timed installation date. Feedback from the end client has been very positive and was well received and lead on to further work with the end client.
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