CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT
Poor construction accounts for most of the problems associated with highways and structural maintenance. For any ironwork installation to be fit for its intended purpose, the cover and frame should be stable and silent when trafficked, and capable of giving trouble free performance during its service life.
When correctly used as part of the construction installation, SHIMPAC® products are proven to last and reduce the need for ongoing maintenance costs. Approvals and certifications ensure that cost-effective tenders can be submitted so that value for money is achieved. The benefit for contractors is knowing that the need for return for maintenance is being avoided, whilst environmental credentials for the project are being met.
Since 2018 developers have been accountable for any ironwork installation failures on housing developments that occur within the guaranteed maintenance period. Reinstatement of failures is an expensive and time-consuming exercise. One that can be avoided using SHIMPAC® products for street ironwork such as access covers, gully ironwork, kerb drainage, drainage channels, utility surface boxes, the protection of communication chambers, pipes greater than 600mm diameter and retaining walls.