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Elm Sun Refurbish Mechanic Workshop

A vehicle recovery and wagon mechanic client employed us to install 2 new roller shutter lorry entrances to their workshop just outside Bolton. We were first required to relocate stormwater drainage to avoid the structural steels that were to be installed and for new forecourt concrete slab falls to aid in stopping rain water flooding.

All work was completed whilst the garage stayed operational so as not to disrupt business as little as possible despite the works being in the main entrance.

Old brickwork saved and new steels erected

Once the manhole had been moved, works dismantling the existing gable end of the building started with the roof trusses supported by designed scaffolding. All imperial bricks were kept for reclamation and re-use. That left foundations to be dug, concrete poured and bolts floated ready for new steel canopy and cladded front.

Galvanised hot rolled steel beams were installed for the new cantilevered canopy to structural engineer’s specifications, the main building steel and cladding rails also fitted. Once all checked we were able to start fixing the new cladding to both the building and the canopy roof.

A new face to the building with a mix of the contemporary cladding and the traditional brick

Once cladded the new falls and drainage was completed to the front access increasing the gullies and run off points to divert previously too high volumes of water away from the entrance of the building. A roller door specialist was used to install 2 new high quality shutter doors to suit the designed openings. A final concrete pour by us with a brushed finish completes the build.

A new face to the building with a mix of the contemporary cladding and the traditional brick complete with increased access for larger modern lorries for their business to handle increased volume and growth for now and the future. Along with no more issues with the workshop flooding during high rainfall. A successful project completed on time to very happy clients.

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ElmSun is a company focused on reducing accidents both in the workplace and at private residence by using trusted and familiar concepts in an inventive way.

In addition to resolving Drainage issues and our other Civils Contracting work, ElmSun also provide New Building Services and Refurbishments and Crossing Guard Safety Gates for Controlled Warehouse Pedestrian Crossing.

Involved in the Construction industry? In need of an experienced Civils Contractor? Contact the ElmSun Team by calling 01704 823 143 or emailing