What is the best kind of bridge for my needs?

Posted on: 27 August 2019

In order to make a choice we need to make some assumptions and if these assumptions prove wrong we will make a bad decision. For example if we assume access to the site is simple and it is accessible to large vehicles is practical we may decide to lift ina bridge complete.If it turns out that we were wrong a self assembly kit bridge to be assembled in-situ would have been the correct choice. This is only one of a huge number of issues which need to be balanced when reaching a decision. This is the reason we advocate Feasibilitiy Studies. A visit by an Engineer with the relevant experience and a brief report will cost a few hundreds of pounds. This would then allow any competent manager to move the job forward with confidence able to make informed decisions.     A wooden bridge will almost certainly be the most economic solution to small pedestrian and cycleway bridges.         These are available in tropical hardwood...

What is the impact of deer?

Posted on: 20 August 2019

  The absence of a natural predator and difficulties hunting has led to an explosion in the deer population. They will eat almost anything vaguely green and can devastate crops, gardens and woodland - almost over night. They are more agile and can jump further than most domestic stock. In order to cope with this the length of grids needs ot be increased by 50 per cent. Any fences provided need to be higher and these need to be more securely fixed as the weight of a deer if it rests on the top of the fence can disturb or break badly fixed fences.    

Thirtieth Birthday

Posted on: 14 August 2019

Thirtieth Birthday for Rowsander Path Pipe It is a long time since Salford City Council's (Sainted) Tommy Hambridge, thenWorks Manager of the DLO asked us to make a unit to carry water from downspouts accross the kerb instead of discharging it onto the foot way. It has been a priceless servant to the Highways Drainage Professional ever since. Its adaptability has proved amazing and demand is still growing. We get orders for single units, orders for stock in Highways Stores ( to allow a fast response) and orders for Major Projects were users specify it based on its long established record of performance.