Edgbaston Waterworks // Case Study

14 Jun 2014

Noise-suppressing hoardings for a borehole drill site

Kwik-Klik designed and installed three bespoke heavy duty noise-supressing hoardings when Severn Trent needed to drill new 300 foot boreholes in a residential setting in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

One hoarding run was 6m high and the other two were 4.8 metres high. As you can see from the photographs our versatile Ultraspan panels were supported by a heavy duty scaffold matrix and TVCB concrete block system. The modular matrix pattern was repeated behind each run of hoardings to ensure maximum stability and to reduce the noise levels generated by the drilling rigs.

We installed a total of 75 linear metres of hoarding on site during the 20 week project. The site backs on to private houses and is also close to the famous Edgbaston cricket ground, which hosts test cricket and is the home of Warwickshire CC.

Working with the main contractor, Costain, Kwik-Klik prepared full bespoke design calculations for all three hoardings. Costain recorded a 15db reduction in sound levels thanks to the carefully positioned boundary hoardings. The close proximity of neighbouring houses can be seen in the photographs.

Click on the magnifying glass on the top right to enlarge the photographs. They clearly show the high-strength scaffold matrix we can configure for heavy duty projects where extreme levels of stability and/or site security are required.

Ultraspan panels are made from 100% recycled PVC. Using this system generates Zero Waste to Landfill. All elements are re-usable and 100% recyclable at the end of their usable life.

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