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Beacon 62

By | Case Studies for EV Infrastructure | No Comments

We began this project with excavating a 50m trench to connect ducting up to a substation, which provides the electric power needed to charge a car. Once the trench works were complete, our engineer marked out the area for the new kerbed island, and excavation bagan. The island was excavated, ducting’s installed, and the kerbs were laid, before excavating further for the charger cabinets and solar bases. These bases were shuttered ready for a concrete finish, with ducting’s popping up through to provide cover and protection for the electric cables.

After all the bases were installed and ducting’s connected, we backfilled all the surrounding areas to a finished level. Once the shelter was erected and installed on to the bolt boxes we concreted, we were able to finish off installing the charger bases and bollards provided to protect them from being hit by any vehicles. A short drain connection for the surface water was installed and we then finished off by stoning up all areas to a level and tidying up the site.

Value: £24,000
Duration: 3 Weeks


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Blackoak were approached to install several EV Chargers at a reputable, luxury car manufacturer in London.

Due to image and high profile nature of the client, it was more important than ever that we kept the site immaculate as we always aim to do on all sites.

We began with excavating a large area, big enough to accommodate the Isolation Transformer, Power Box, and Cooling Box, and then connected the network using a variety of ducts. All excavation works were preceded by scanning the area with a cable avoidance tool, and a banksman was present who was certified to use said CAT Scanner.

Once all the cables and infrastructure were in place and signed off, Blackoak were able to complete the project by reinstating the stone in layers and properly compacting, before finishing with a 2 layer surface to the car park.

Location: London
Value: £28,068

TG Escapes

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We have recently completed Phase 1 of the Hundred of Hoo Academy project. This included excavating and installing a large, heavily reinforced, insulated raft foundation. A significant surface water solution was installed consisting of a hydrobreak manhole, two surface water attenuation tanks, various associated storage pipes, and channel drainage. The foul drainage on this project was relatively simple, offering 2 connection points onto an existing nearby sewer. As well as this, some associated ductwork rounded off most of the works on Phase 1. The site is now ready for our clients to deliver their building, and once this is almost complete, we will be able to return to the site to complete the tarmac surfacing works. Due to the site being on school grounds, particular care and attention was needed to maintain the sites security and the safety of anyone who may be nearby. This included programming deliveries to ensure there was no conflict with the school’s busiest times. Furthermore, delivery drivers were asked to call ahead, meaning we could arrange to meet them at the gates and escort them in. Due to the nature of the program, we thought that first section was going to be tight, but by working at the weekends we managed to stay on program and deliver the project a week ahead of schedule. We very much look forward to returning for the surfacing works and seeing the stunning project upon completion.

Client: TG Escapes
Project: Hundred of Hoo Academy
Location: Hoo, Rochester, Kent
Value: £212.000
Programme Length: 9 weeks (7weeks prior to build team, 2 weeks post)

Sandy Bay

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Works are currently on going at our Sandy Bay site in Ashington. This site consists of 25 caravan/lodge plots, where we are installing all aspects of groundworks. Upon arrival to the site, we were presented with many large piles of muck dotted about and therefore decided the best course of action would be to hire a bulldozer, which was used to level all the ground and resulted in us and the client saving a lot of money and time. The next step was to install all the surface water drainage and foul drainage, to the correct heights and levels, to connect to the concrete bases which will house the caravans and lodges. Using timber shuttering we then got the bases set out ready for concrete pouring, ensuring the bases were set to the correct height and levels. We were extremely satisfied with the outcome of the 25 bases installed and continued works by installing 6×5 bullnose kerbs to the road and tarmac base to keep the caravan site clean and tidy. To finalise our works, we had teams of men installing the driveways and top soiling around the plots to give it the aesthetically please finish.

Value: £432,000
Duration: 16 Weeks

Swalcliffe School

By | Case Studies for Modular Buildings | No Comments

Before Blackoak could begin any work at Swalcliffe Park School we ensured that we had a safe working environment that had extra consideration for the specialist residents. The site was tight and importing materials required careful planning. The works included large excavation and muck shift, to reduce levels and the excavation of strip footing foundations. A double skim masonry wall was then built up to Finish floor height which included block internal and blue brick external. Internal plot drainage was then installed to the exterior of the building footprint. After this, we used Type 1 aggregates and screened sand with a 1200 gauge visqueen layer to build up within the building, and added the insulation. Finally, we fix two layers of steel reinforcement ready for a concrete pour. Once the modular build was installed by the build team, we returned to landscape and complete the surfacing works.

Value: £180,000
Duration: 10 Weeks

Maytree Avenue

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Maytree was a small job completed for one of our clients, which consisted of removing grassed areas by reduce digging to ensure we are down to good ground and then removing all soil and turf from site. We continued by laying a none-woven geotextile to prevent any weeds etc growing through. Type 1 MOT was used to stone up to the correct heights and levels, followed by tarmacking with base and topping layers. We at Blackoak like to ensure we tidy as we work and complete all works to the highest of standards. Looking at the second photo it shows how we have installed a footpath which was originally a small garden area. This was largely the same procedure as the footpath, reduce dig, laying geotextile, stoning up, and then laying flags on sand and cement.

Value: £14,400
Duration: 2 Weeks