belisha beacons

Case Study : Belisha Beacons

PROJECT: 033PR | TYPE: Groundworks & Electrical | CLIENT: Integral | LOCATION: Verizon, Reading Int' Business Park |

boiler compliance

OVERVIEW:
Belisha beacons had been hit by vehicles on both sides of the pedestrian crossing. Greenway was called in. Works were to supply and fit new, with minimal impact on access.

INVESTIGATION:
The lights and electrics were solar powered and had already been removed by others prior to the commencement of the works. The existing, damaged units were broken out from the ground and tiled areas, and needed to be disposed of. The new units could then be fitted and the ground and tiles reinstated in keeping with the original layout.

CHALLENGES:
1. The materials took longer to source than expected as a direct result of the disruption to supply chains caused by the coronavirus pandemic at the time. 2. Safety was paramount to ensure the protection of public access to the business park at all times.

SERVICES PROVIDED:
Prior to the commencement of works, barriers were placed around the working area to cordon it off, to ensure public safety and uninterrupted road access to office buildings. Working alongside on-site electricians who removed and disconnected the electrics prior to the works, the team completed the removal and replacement of old units, prepared the ground and reinstated the tiles. With the new beacon poles in situ, the new lights and electrics could be installed by others to complete the project.

OUTCOME:
The works were completed to plan and as scheduled. The belisha beacons are now back in service, for the safety of the public using the business park.

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roof replacement

Case Study : Roof Replacement

PROJECT: 020PR | TYPE: Roofing | CLIENT: Integral | LOCATION: Corporate Bank, Salisbury |

roof replacement
Re-roofing of HBSC Salisbury

OVERVIEW:
Greenway was called in for roof replacement works due to extensive water damage to listed building used by major high street bank, involving multiple services and the sourcing of matching materials.

INVESTIGATION:
A detailed inspection of the water intrusion through the suspected leaking roof was undertaken in multiple sections. Initial scaffolding was erected to allow the roofing team access to carry out a full survey to identify the condition of the roof, which was found to be beyond repair.

CHALLENGES:
1. Sourcing and costing superior materials to satisfy the preservation officer’s specifications was key to securing the project. 2. The job required a tender on 3 prices and to demonstrate how Greenway would carry out the works differently. 3. Safe public access on the city centre high street was required at all times with minimal disruption to normal banking operations.

SERVICES PROVIDED:
To facilitate roof replacement, scaffolding was modified to enable more netting, further lifts and an enclosure to eliminate the risk of falling objects. A more economical alternative slate with excellent colour match and superior quality was sourced to match the 100-year old existing roof.

Once approved by the preservation officer, the damaged roof was removed without complication and the new slates installed. After a week of heavy rain, further checks were carried out. Internal decoration works were undertaken in the main banking hall and stairwell to the office area, including painting, decorating and wallpapering services. The roof replacement was a success.

OUTCOME:
Further works were requested by the client including window cleaning services to the entire building and a quotation to repair vinyl flooring in another part of the building.

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Case Study : Partition Stud Wall

PROJECT: 021PR | TYPE: Fabric | CLIENT: Integral | LOCATION: Nielson, Oxford |

OVERVIEW:

Greenway was called in for the removal of a partition stud wall and making good to suspended ceiling and flooring gaps once removed.

INVESTIGATION:

Dismantling of partition wall between 2 offices, estimated to be 100mm thick. All waste to be removed from site being mindful not to disrupt the office area and to plan the works out of hours, protecting goods and decor throughout.

CHALLENGES:
1. The fixings were not readily available for the suspended ceiling out of hours, and the wall  was thicker than expected. 2. This caused a run on for the works but our team assessed and completed accordingly once the fixings were sourced and additional labour provided. 3. The works had to be undertaken over a weekend to cause minimal disruption for staff.

SERVICES PROVIDED:
The team worked together to take down the partition wall working in sections to remove the fabric coverings, timber frames and boards. All waste was carefully removed in a tidy fashion whilst protecting the working area at all times.

New fixings were sourced to add to the gap left in the suspended ceiling to match the existing. With the partition removed, the ends of the walls were made good and additional tiles were added to the floor space void that was left, to blend in accordingly.

OUTCOME:
No further works required at this time. The client was happy with the completed works on the partition stud wall and the offices were ready to hand back to the client and staff on the Monday morning, with minimal impact on business hours.

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boiler compliance

Case Study : Boiler Compliance

PLANNED: 043PL | TYPE: Heating Maintenance | CLIENT: Integral | LOCATION: Corporate Bank, Salisbury |

boiler compliance

OVERVIEW:
Planned maintenance to undertake essential boiler compliance checks at a branch of a major high street bank, working around limited hours of access.

INVESTIGATION:
The premises were attended by one of the Greenway Gas Safe engineers to carry out the servicing of the boiler which provides hot water and heat to the banking hall, offices and staff facilities. The condition and performance of the boiler needs to be regularly inspected to fulfil all essential compliance expectations.

CHALLENGES:
1. During closure imposed as a result of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, special access to the property had to be arranged. 2. To comply with social distancing and hygiene procedures, the engineer was required to adopt additional health and safety measures at all times.

SERVICES PROVIDED:
The engineer stripped down the unit to inspect, test and clean the main internal components of the boiler to ensure they were fit for purpose with no noticeable defects. Further examinations were carried out on the pipework, flue and ventilation looking for any signs of corrosion, leaks and general wear and tear. All operating levels were checked to ensure the boiler was functioning within the required standards. The boiler was refitted, the housing cleaned down and put back in service before leaving the site.

OUTCOME:
As planned maintenance, the boiler compliance was completed in a timely fashion, with no follow on recommendations reported. In accordance with current safety practices, all working surfaces were thoroughly wiped down and sanitised.  The boiler is due to be serviced again the same time next year.

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ministry of justice

Case Study : Ministry of Justice

PLANNED: 031PL | TYPE: Roofing Maintenance | CLIENT: Kier | LOCATION: MoJ, Cardiff |

ministry of justice

OVERVIEW:
Greenway was called in for planned maintenance to carry out an annual cleanse and check of the guttering and high level box guttering on a Ministry of Justice building. 

INVESTIGATION:
Using suitable access equipment (MEWP), the guttering and fixings were inspected to assess the build-up of leaves, moss and soil, any structural damage to the adjacent building and roof, and general wear and tear.

CHALLENGES:
1. Safe, suitable access for qualified operational engineers was essential. 2. Relevant accreditations for engineers working at height needed to be presented before the works could commence. 3. Access to the building had to be planned around working hours.

SERVICES PROVIDED:
Engineers removed debris from the box guttering and high level gutters. All gutterings were checked for damage and missing or damaged clasps.

The roof slates were checked and a flush test carried out to ensure the water was draining correctly in all guttering. A comprehensive report was provided to the client.

OUTCOME:
The gutters were all cleansed safely and in a timely fashion, with no impact on normal working hours at the Ministry of Justice. The waste was removed from the site and disposed of accordingly. The guttering will be serviceable for another 12 months – if not cleaned regularly, this can contribute to poor drainage integrity, possible internal leaks and further damage.

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boiler maintenance

Case Study : Boiler Maintenance

PLANNED: 039PL | TYPE: Heating Maintenance | CLIENT: Star Pubs Bellrock | LOCATION: Taffs Well Inn, Cardiff |

boiler maintenance

OVERVIEW:
Pre-booked planned maintenance to carry out the annual service and compliance checks of the main boiler in a large, commercial kitchen.

INVESTIGATION:
One of the Greenway Gas Safe engineers attended the pub property to undertake the servicing of the boiler which provides heat to the cooking appliances and hot water for the property. It is, therefore, essential that the condition and performance of the boiler is maintained to a high standard at all times.

CHALLENGES:
1. Special access to the property had to be arranged during the closure imposed as a result of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. 2. The engineer was required to adhere to additional health and safety measures to comply with social distancing and hygiene procedures.

SERVICES PROVIDED:
The boiler maintenance was carried out successfully. The main internal components of the boiler were removed, inspected and cleaned to ensure they were fit for purpose and had no noticeable defects. The pipework, flue and ventilation were also checked together with any signs of corrosion and leaks. All operating levels were checked to ensure the boiler was functioning within the required standards and the housing cleaned and replaced.  A full report was provided to the client.

OUTCOME:
The boiler service was completed in a timely fashion, with no follow on recommendations reported. All working surfaces were thoroughly wiped down and sanitised in accordance with current safety practices.  An appointment was made to service the boiler again the same time next year.

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break-in

Case Study : Break-In Prevention

REACTIVE: 043RE | TYPE: Building Security | CLIENT: Integral | LOCATION: Boots, Undisclosed |

break-in

OVERVIEW:
Emergency callout following the attempted break-in at a well-known high street store, requiring an immediate response to make the building safe and secure again. Greenway Facilities Services were called in to ensure this.

INVESTIGATION:
Thieves had attempted to gain entry through the side of the building by removing cladding and concrete breeze blocks. This, in turn, exposed a void creating a possible entry point to the building. Extensive damage both internally and externally was caused which required immediate attention.

CHALLENGES:
1. To work during the night to get the site back up and running as quickly as possible and in time for trading the following day. 2. To secure the building from the inside out and implement a strong, structural deterrent to prevent a repeat of the incident.

SERVICES PROVIDED:
From the inside of the store, the internal wall cavities were strengthened and secured with wooden braces. Working with the store manager, the broken panels of the display cabinets were fixed and the backs strengthened to make them serviceable for trade. Alongside others repairing the cladding, a steel mesh was embedded into the concrete of the exterior to improve the external integrity of the building. A longer duration was required on site to make the entry point secure. and prevent a break-in.

OUTCOME:
All cabinets were back in service as requested by the management and the store made safe before it could be closed.  Accordingly, the store was ready for trade the following day. A further quote was requested to repair the brickwork outside the store.

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Case Study : Flat Roof Repair

REACTIVE: RE035 | TYPE: Roofing | CLIENT: Kier | LOCATION: MoJ, Pontypool |

OVERVIEW:
Drainage issues on a flat roof repair area of a government building resulting from heavy downpours, threatening the integrity of the roof and potential internal damage. 

INVESTIGATION:
Using suitable access equipment, the flat roof area was inspected to ascertain the effects of sustained, heavy rain causing water to hold on the roof. Insufficient drainage was identified as the problem, necessitating the installation of additional guttering and a downpipe.

CHALLENGES:
1. Safe, suitable access for qualified engineers was essential. 2. Access to the building had to be planned around normal working hours. 3. The works needed to be completed in a period of dry weather.

SERVICES PROVIDED:
Additional guttering was installed to fit the length of the flat roof, together with a downpipe to run directly into an existing drain. The roof covering and seals were checked and the drain cleared and cleaned. A flush test was carried out to ensure the water was draining away correctly and adjacent areas cleaned down.

OUTCOME:
The drainage system improved accordingly and no further work was required. If left unattended, the integrity of the roof could have been compromised causing potential internal damage and significantly more costly repairs. The flat roof repair was completed to plan and on schedule with no impact on working hours. 

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boiler room repair

Case Study : Boiler Room Repair

REACTIVE: 034RE | TYPE: Building Security | CLIENT: Integral | LOCATION: Corporate Bank, Undisclosed |

OVERVIEW:
Greenway had an emergency call-out for a boiler room repair. They were called to fix large gaps in the boiler room housing at the rear of a high street bank, potentially an entry point for an intruder.

INVESTIGATION:
The site was attended within the emergency SLA timeline of 3 hours where a 300 x 300 gap needed to be blocked off in the boiler room housing. The team also identified and recommended additional security measures to make the building more secure, to be implemented at the same time of the boiler room repair.

CHALLENGES:
1. The team was required to work within restricted hours. 2. Essential health and safety, and additional security measures needed to be in place prior to the commencement of the works. 3. The building had to be secured as a matter of urgency due to the nature of the business.

 

SERVICES PROVIDED:
After the existing timber panels were removed, the housing was made safe utilising fixtures and additional timber fittings to build a framework to brace the boiler house both internally and externally. 

As a further preventative measure, the engineer installed additional locks to the internal boiler room door on the opposite side so that, if access is illegally gained into the boiler housing, there is an added deterrent to slow down intruders.

OUTCOME:
The boiler room repair was successful. The works were completed in timely fashion to the satisfaction of the client. A quote is now being provided for a longer-term solution.

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