Dennis Eagle, Blackpool
Dennis Eagle, Blackpool

Dennis Eagle
Blackpool

The Client

Our client, Dennis Eagle, is part of the Terberg Rosroca Group and is a world leader in the design and manufacture of refuse collection vehicles. They produce over 1000 vehicles in the United Kingdom per year, supplying to the UK market and also for export oversees.

  • Technical surveying and diagnostic support
  • Project design and planning
  • Cost neutral against the initial coating solution
  • Our solution increased warranty from 10 years to 25 years
  • No disruption on the client's operations during the project
  • On completion, we provided a full suite of as-built drawings.

£350,000

Value

10 Weeks

Duration

May 2017

Completion

Challenges and Solutions

We undertook detailed internal, external and drone surveys. The drone was essential in allowing us to get detailed photographs of this fragile roof construction. Although initial thoughts were for a coating solution, our detailed diagnostic survey report provided the client with informed advantages and disadvantages of various systems and costs. From the report, we recommended that an overcladding solution would be more effective than a coating solution. Recognising the sustainable value of our recommendation, the client chose to progress with our overclad option.

In the process of initial roof repairs, we also supported the replacement of damaged plasterboard liners, decorated the front office elevation and installed new wall cladding. Before commencement on-site, we completed a structural survey and calculations, ensuring the building structure was capable of supporting an overclad. We also completed gutter calculations to allow us to design a suitable gutter solution.

Outcome

Our solutions and strategies meant there was no disruption or impact on the client’s operations during our programme of works. The project was delivered safely, with Starfish Construction adhering with strict guidance on working with Asbestos Cement. We followed the guidelines contained within HSE documents A9 (Drilling Holes in Asbestos Cement) and A11(Removing Asbestos Cement Debris). Following completion, we provided a full suite of as-built drawings, which were completed by our in-house CAD department. With a sustainable, cost-effective series of solutions for the client, all works were finished on time, budget, and to the client’s satisfaction, delivering a very successful project outcome.