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what3words: ///visa.gets.ashes – Sheffield City Crematorium

what3words: ///visa.gets.ashes – Sheffield City Crematorium
Posted on 27/06/2022

It’s not something a lot of us give a lot of thought to, but the business of the proper and respectful processing of the mortal remains of our nearest and dearest requires a good deal of engineering nous. So it was interesting to get involved with a behind the scenes refit of Sheffield’s well patronised…

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EXCEL-LING

EXCEL-LING
Posted on 25/05/2022

A customer of Southdown’s for over 25 years, going back to the Jones/Iron Fairy days has been busy inventing. And come up with the EVACSTAC prefabricated, modular fire escape that can be retrospectively installed to virtually any existing high-rise building. Basically an ‘anti-Grenfell’ device, the units once installed come complete with fire hose compatible water…

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Liquid engineering…

Liquid engineering…
Posted on 21/01/2022

At the end of a busy year we’re pleased to assist civil engineers of note, J.Murphy & Sons Ltd, realise their solution with a tricky bit of infrastructure.. A section of a road bridge on the busy A1189 at Stratford has culverts underneath the road deck. These culverts have the inglorious but vital duty of…

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The world on a plate…

Temporary hardstand
Posted on 03/12/2021

An industrial client came to us with an urgent problem to solve. A problem in the supply chain meant that they had been landed with thousands of tonnes of gypsum based boarding material that needed storing for some months whilst it could be dealt with safely. Ideally, it needed stockpiling on a concrete hardstand –…

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Blue skies – Grey plates – Red carpet

Blue skies – Grey plates – Red carpet
Posted on 02/07/2021

We’ve got a long history of providing plating and access solutions for a host of scenarios involving all sorts of influential individuals in British life. So it was every bit as satisfying to enable in our own small way an event such as the recent G7 summit in Cornwall. The landing strips and taxiways normally…

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We’ll take the high road…

We’ll take the high road…
Posted on 15/02/2021

After a night run up from our Albourne depot, Adrian ‘Mole’ Woolgar arrived as fresh as a Sussex daisy at 8 o’clock sharp this morning at a refuelling installation in the Highlands of Scotland. Proving once again ; You can’t beat us for service, delivering to goodies no matter where and when you need them!…

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Is it a bird?

The fastest man-made object
Posted on 19/01/2021

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No – it’s a ROADPLATE, the world’s fastest man made object! During the 1950’s the U.S military carried out a series of tests in order to see the effects of atomic weapons in various scenarios. One of these, carried out on the 26th July 1957, involved sinking…

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Hythe tide!

Hythe tide!
Posted on 26/10/2020

‘Time and tide wait for no man…’ St. Marher 1225 AD So, even in the grip of a global pandemic the ceaseless task of stabilising the beaches and shingle banks around our coastline must continue. Fortunately, for the people charged with actually doing the work, technology has moved on a bit since the 13th Century,…

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Maintaining social distance at the school gates

Maintaining social distance at the school gates
Posted on 11/09/2020

As we go into the new school year trying to find a pathway to the ‘new normal’ teachers and headmasters are faced with a range of problems well outside the norm. This includes how to get staff, pupils and parents in and out of school premises safely and still maintaining social distancing. Those lucky enough…

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Containment field…

Containment field…
Posted on 20/07/2020

For a bit of instant, secure, pop-up storage you can’t whack the sturdy ambience of a good old fashioned shipping container. So buy or hire from us. Huge stocks with sizes from 8ft x 5ft through to 45ft x 8ft. High cubes and standards. Glossy or mossy – one at a time or all at…

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