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Anchors Aweigh in Gateshead!

Anchors Aweigh in Gateshead!

Following the partial collapse of a 5m high retaining wall onto the footpath of a nearby residential estate, urgent action was required.

Anchors Aweigh in Gateshead!

St Astier's Grouting Teams Go Offshore

St Astier's Grouting Teams Go Offshore

St Astier recently carried out sub-sea grouting works to a broken outfall pipe.

St Astier's Grouting Teams Go Offshore

Unveiling Our New DOFF Machine

Unveiling Our New DOFF Machine

Works have commenced on the Grade II Listed former Stable Block located within the grounds of Stewart Park. Works consist of masonry repairs, cleaning, and new natural stone dressings.

Unveiling Our New DOFF Machine

Stabilisation of a Retaining Wall using Ground Anchors and Helical Beams

Stabilisation of a Retaining Wall using Ground Anchors and Helical Beams

St Astier recently carried out the installation of ground anchors to a leaning retaining wall to the rear of a housing estate at Blackridge, near Edinburgh.

Stabilisation of a Retaining Wall using Ground Anchors and Helical Beams

Restoration Work to Historic 16th Century Building

Restoration Work to Historic 16th Century Building

Due to deterioration of the sandstone structure, St Astier were engaged to carry out sympathetic restoration works to Palace Green Library which is part of the World Heritage Site.

Restoration Work to Historic 16th Century Building

Up-staged by Sunderland’s Greek Goddess

Up-staged by Sunderland’s Greek Goddess

St Astier have spent the last 12 weeks restoring the façade to Sunderland’s iconic Empire Theatre, carrying out stone restoration, window refurbishment and the installation of a state of the art external lighting system.

Up-staged by Sunderland’s Greek Goddess

St Astier Head Off to the Holy Land

St Astier Head Off to the Holy Land

St Astier are to start conservation work in December on one of  the region’s two World Heritage sites, Lindisfarne Castle.

The National Trust project is expected to run until the spring of 2018.

St Astier Head Off to the Holy Land

Remedial Works to Joints in Job Centre Car Park

Remedial Works to Joints in Job Centre Car Park

Due to leaking expansion joints on a suspended concrete car park deck, the structure below was showing signs of deterioration. 

Remedial Works to Joints in Job Centre Car Park

Repair and Remedial Works to Grade II Listed Village Church

Repair and Remedial Works to Grade II Listed Village Church

St John’s Church in East Witton has experienced historical issues with damp and water ingress into the internal areas of the church and subsequent natural erosion to the stonework of the external walls.

Repair and Remedial Works to Grade II Listed Village Church