Below are some photos of a road widening project we completed for Argyll and Bute Council at the beginning of the year, with the aim of improving the sight line of the road.
We achieved this by removing mature trees and vegetation, allowing us to access a protruding rock face, which we removed using a 30 tonne excavator and rock breaker. Following this, we installed new drainage and realigned the road to make it straighter for road users, before laying a regulating layer of tarmac. All rock materials removed during the project have been recycled for future use, which is great news!
Great work here by the guys👏
Some images of a recently completed job at a local fish farm. The works involved pouring a solid concrete floor with appropriate drainage for the extension of an existing shed.
We are delighted that we have recently achieved a new excellent score in our annual Achilles UVDB audit. As an Achilles UVDB registered supplier, this is an annual procedure which audits our Health and Safety, Environmental, Quality, and Corporate Social Responsibility management procedures which we strive to maintain to a high standard.
We would like to give special recognition to our HSEQ manager Chris Stewart for all of his hard work in achieving such excellent scores.
Some pictures of the work that our tar squad have been completing in Campbeltown this month.
Road surfacing is one of the many services we offer, and we can complete both small and large projects. If you would like more information on what we could do for you, or a free quote, get in touch with us today
Among the larger projects we are always completing numerous shorter-term jobs for clients, both commercial and private. Here is an example of a short term project that we have been working on: the foundations and floor for an agricultural shed.
To complete the works, we excavated the ground and poured concrete foundations, before finishing off by pouring a smooth finished concrete floor ready for the shed.
Over the past few months we have been completing various works on a west coast estate. This has included replacing an existing culvert, the construction of a new bridge, and the realignment of an existing road.
The guys here are doing a great job, what a beautiful part of the country to be working in!
We recently took delivery of our two new Kubota KX018-4G and KX037-4GL excavators from HRN Tractors Ltd. The machine's have now made their way to site and will be used on our jobs across Argyll and wider Scotland.
The photos below show an insight into the work that we have been completing at Halkshill Hydro on the outskirts of Largs. We have constructed two dams on the Greeto and Gogo waters to create storage. The creation of storage permits the gradual release of water, which then facilitates greater generation of power. Some construction information on the two dams:
A 10m high, 35m wide reinforced concrete dam that provides 8 hours of remote storage for the run-of-river hydro scheme that is below. The construction took around 6 months.
A 5.5m high, 50m wide reinforced concrete dam that provides 4 hours of remote storage for the below run-of-river hydro scheme. The construction time of this dam was slightly less, taking around 5 months. The left bank wingwall was completed by using a earthfill embankment with a sheet pile core.
For both dams, a formwork system from Ishebeck Titan was used to create the concrete spillway and walls.
We are almost finished on site now, some great work up here by the guys.
A look at our new Rammer BR3288E rock breaker from Murray Plant attached to our new JCB 220X, working away on one of our sites in Ayrshire. We purchased two of the BR3288E models alongside the R12P and BR222 as part of one of our initiatives to reguarly renew and modernise our collection of machinery and equipment
A couple of weeks ago we collected our three new JCB excavators, two JCB 220X 20T and one JCB 140X 14T. The pictures are from when Alastair was through collecting the new plant from Scot JCB Ltd in our Scania R580. Excellent service as usual from Scot JCB, thanks for everything