Within the past couple of months we have completed works on Cherry Park Courtyard in Inveraray for Argyll Estates. The ancient courtyard was needing attention as the cobblestones had started to become worn and unstable. Our works included lifting and cleaning the previous cobblestones before relaying them and suppling the extra small shortfall needed. We also replaced the drainage in the courtyard to increase the lifespan of the re-laid cobblestones. A special thank you to Argyll Estates for providing the drone images that show the progression of the project.
We also completed a small project for Argyll Estates at Inveraray Castle. This involved the removal of cope stones below the previous damaged fence around the castle grounds, and after, the laying of new bespoke cut Achnaba stone from MacLeod Construction's Achnaba quarry, and construction of a new fence.
Below are a few photos of some local stonework projects. The first two show a garden improvement, where we upgraded the drainage and constructed a stone retaining wall with steps to allow access to the raised garden area. The other images show some stone cladding that is still being constructed. Stonework was one of the original crafts in the companies early years and is something we continue to take great pride in today.
We began construction on Barr River Community Hydroscheme in May this year. The project is making good progress with works currently involving excavating and laying the pipeline and constructing several concrete intakes.
Phase three of the project at Kishorn Port for the Scottish Salmon Company has progressed largely over the past couple of months. The photos show the base slab and walls being formed for the purification tank, which is used for the breeding of salmon parr. Keep an eye out for more photos to follow soon.
Recently we added the XC24 crushing bucket to our variety of equipment. The bucket is located on site at Applecross and is allowing us to recycle broken rock from the course of the pipeline. Broken out rock from the pipeline is put into the crushing bucket where it can be crushed down to 0-40mm pieces and then re-used as pipe bedding. This saves purchasing and importing materials from the nearest quarry, which at Applecross is located over an hour from site, helping us to reduce our carbon footprint.
We have recently completed work on a local landscaping and surfacing project. Some of the works included supplying and laying reclaimed sett stones as kerbing, repairs to an existing stone wall and drainage improvements. Additionally, we improved the access road with hardcore and supplied and laid decorative gravel, screened topsoil and premium quality turf to form new lawns. The job took approximately a month to complete and was finished a few weeks ago after we supplied and laid tarmac surfacing. The client has expressed their delight with the completed work and is already looking at further improvements. Take a look at the pictures below to see how the job progressed.
As the Construction sector has been returning to work over the past few months, the company is taking important steps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all employees. Pictured below are some of the hygiene and safety measures you can find in place on our sites. Our fleet of vehicles are individually equipped with a vehicle sanitiser kit to help reduce any risk of infection.
The latest to join our fleet of machinery is the JCB VM137 Roller. The 13 tonne roller arrived last week and has since taken its place at Corrour, where it will assist in the maintenance of the hardcore forest road which serves both Corrour Estate and Corrour Railway Station from the A86 at Moy.
Earlier this year we commenced works on Alt Na Moine Hydroscheme, near Applecross in the Highlands. Works so far have included the construction of two kilometres of access track, the laying of around 300m of pipe and the construction of the foundations for the powerhouse. Pictures of the progress to date can be seen below.
A selection of drone pictures showcasing the completed Smolt Unit at Kishorn Port for the Scottish Salmon Company.