At an early stage Retain were contacted by the owner of this Airbnb property. Initially, the discussion was focused around the provision of a modular block retaining wall to replace the collapsed structure. Later it became clear that removal of the collapsed wall, repairs to the bridges and work in the river would form part of the contract.
Following discussions with the owner, the insurance company and the quantity surveyor a solution was proposed.
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Once we had visited the site, we proposed changes to the bridge repair design. A new wooden bridge had originally been proposed but we suggested that the best approach was to extend the existing steels and form a new bank seat. This produced a significant saving for the client and was a more durable solution. A gabion mattress was also specified for the river bed. The extra design was contained within our normal package at no extra cost.
Once the Insurance company had signed off on the proposed design our retaining wall installation team enjoyed the beautiful location and took pride in the finished product.