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Maccaferri provide rockfall solution in Portishead, Somerset


Our SteelGrid® HR 100 PVC kit and polymeric coated Double Twist rockfall netting solved the problem

A new training facility had been constructed on an old quarry for the Avon & Somerset Police. The area above was an issue so Tony Gee & Partners provided Galliford Try with a design for protection works. A rockfall barrier was needed to be put in place at the toe of the slope. Our SteelGrid® HR and polymer coated DT mesh were chosen as the ideal solution.

This project saw high potential of rockfall from different areas including loose blocks on the crest of the face and loose masses at the top of the pinnacle. The proposed solution to this dangerous problem was our Double Twist mesh to the two upper faces and our SteelGrid® HR100 PVC to the lower face.

SteelGrid® HR100 was also used for the pinnacle with anchorages. The purpose of this system is to restrain rock mass and prevent movement. The west part of the pinnacle was protected using our DT Mesh.

For more information, please read the full case history here.

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