Gabion Cladding of Structures

imageCeltic Heritage (UK) Ltd can provide the complete start to finish building service for any project under consideration. As a company who specialises in stonemasonry and geotechnics they are able to blend materials to work with each other to provide both aesthetic and durable properties. This can be demonstrated by their recent construction of 4 new Lifeboat Stations along the North Wales Coast for RNLI and BAM Nuttall Ltd. Both Porthdinllaen and Moelfre stations shown have been constructed from scratch incorporating natural stone and timber to produce a final product that will stand up to the anticipated inclement weather conditions that are expected at their locations.

imageIt is important that once a working relationship is formed with a larger company like BAM that we show commitment and dedication. We demonstrate this across all areas of the work that we are asked to carry out and to hit all time and quality targets whilst making cost savings for them where possible.

The stone utilised for these projects was cropped granite from Trefor Quarry. This was selected for its workability and more importantly durability in its intended application.

Pwllheli Sailing Academy – Gabion Cladding

imageAugust 2015 saw completion of the gabion cladding on ‘Pwllheli Sailing Academy’ project. This was an £8.3M investment new build to help promote sailing throughout Wales and was funded by many organisations to include Welsh Government and Gwynedd County Council. Building design was provided by Ellis Williams Architects delivering a very modern aesthetic image that offered a variety of blending textures around a circular main body structure. Celtic Heritage Construction Ltd incorporating MAR10 Geotechnics Ltd completed the gabion cladding element working for the main contractor Wynnes Construction Ltd.

The complete lower half of the main circular buildings perimeter had to be panelled waterproofed, insulated and then clad with a 300mm deep system of gabion baskets.

imageFull detailed designs incorporating supporting steelwork and gabion layouts were provided. For structural stability, the design suggested that cladding gabions were supplied at 300mm deep and at 675mm lifts. Baskets were tied back to the main structure at nominated spacing’s to accommodate the relative heights of the wall. Special detail had to be considered to maintain the buildings waterproof integrity utilising a sealed fixing tube system around each gabion fixing when installed to achieve.

Once assembled the gabion baskets were hand filled using ‘Trefor Granite’ to provide the required finish requested by the architects. In addition to cladding, the construction of two earth reinforced ramps was required to give pedestrian access to upper levels. Construction of these also included gabion baskets and earth reinforcing techniques. Further information can be found consequentially in additional information sheets.

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Contact Details

Celtic Heritage Construction and Stonemasonary Ltd.,
Waen Rhyddallt,
LL55 3BB

Mobile: 07590 717679
Phone: 01248 679093

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The Area we Cover

Celtic Heritage Ltd has an experienced team of established trades that can mobilise to suit any project requirements. Although based in Gwynedd, North Wales we have already completed projects as far North as Cumbria and as far South as Devon. If your project requires our experience we would mobilise to accommodate if appropriate.