Project Location: SE24 London
Approx Value: £14,000
The purpose of the school undertaking this work was to increase the width of the main school entrance as pedestrian traffic had increased with the opening of a family assessment centre.
The scope of works including the following:
- install new fencing to match the existing ground fencing
- extend the school entrance pathway by 2m then tapering off
- install a new gate into an existing section of fence
- build a bespoke timber double gate with ironmongery
- Remove all spoil from site
Works began with excavations of the existing pathway. We had to ensure that the heavy machinery we deployed did not ruin the grass field, which butted up to the pathway extension. For this reason, we have to board out the grass sections to reduce damage and avoid a large re-turfing bill!!!!!!
Once the excavations for the new pathway were complete, we then excavate the postholes for the newly installed fencing post line.
The fencing timber had to match slow grown Siberian larch, which was already installed to the adjoining building. Now, the lead-time for this timber was 2-3 months, and in construction, that is a lifetime to wait. So we have to order slow grown C16 landscaping timbers and have them treated and cut to size to match the existing fence posts and soldiers.
Installation of the 150 x 150mm landscaping posts is carried out along the pathway and the posts are set into concrete.
Installation of the type 1 mot hard-core is then laid in 150mm layers and mechanically compacted in preparation for the tarmac to be laid.