Stonbury are immensely proud to be supporting our clients across the UK at such a crucial time and have been designated as 'key workers' by DEFRA and the UK water utility companies. Our teams are working tirelessly to help secure and maintain drinking water supplies, ensuring clean and safe drinking water is provided without interruption to critical services such as our hospitals as well as the general public. Now more than ever, the safety and wellbeing of our staff is of the utmost importance and we have adapted our safe working practices to ensure social distancing precautions are in place and that the correct hygiene practices are being followed. Safety is our priority, and we endeavour to make sure everyone at Stonbury goes home safe to their family.
The new structure was required to reduce the amount of debris and waste entering the culvert, which was located along a public pathway. In addition, the screen was necessary to make the culvert safe and prevent unauthorised access.
Once the design was approved by the client, the screen was fabricated to a specification provided by the Environment Agency. The steelwork was then trial assembled to check for accuracy and sent away to be galvanised.
Although the galvanising process alone would be sufficient to protect the structure and met all of the Environment Agency's requirements, a two-pack epoxy paint system was applied to reduce the visual impact of a freshly galvanised frame within the urban environment.
Installation of the trash screen took place during the school term to minimise footfall, as the screen was lifted into place with a HIAB and required a lane closure on the high street.
To complete the scheme, the trash screen was securely fitted into place and handed back to the client following an inspection.