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Bridge Strengthening on an A69 Trunk Road

Bridge Strengthening on an A69 Trunk Road

As part of ongoing maintainance on the A69 trunk road, St Astier had to complete strengthening works to a wall on Haltwhistle Viaduct.

Bridge Strengthening on an A69 Trunk Road

Pressure Cleaning Winlaton War Memorial

Pressure Cleaning Winlaton War Memorial

Due to the close proximity of several large trees, the Grade II listed memorial had taken on a green colour due to algae.

Pressure Cleaning Winlaton War Memorial

DOFF Cleaning at Fulwell Windmill

DOFF Cleaning at Fulwell Windmill

Works have started cleaning algae and weathered lime wash from the external faces of the windmill with our DOFF machine utilising the Water Retrieval System.

DOFF Cleaning at Fulwell Windmill

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