Driffield, UK (PRWEB) October 8, 2008
UK based company, Defence Doors Ltd http://www.defencedoors.com , has secured a major contract for the design, manufacture and installation of steel flood gates as part of the Carlisle Flood Defence Scheme in Cumbria. The work is expected to start in October 2008 and run for 12 months. The project will comprise single and double leaf flood gate units for pedestrian and vehicular access through flood defence walls. The flood defence system will feature a new anti-tamper latching system.
Having supplied flood gates to the Environment Agency on the Carlisle Flood Alleviation Scheme 2008 Defence Doors Ltd has secured the contract for the design, manufacture and installation of a series of steel flood gates to be used in the major works on the Carlisle flood defence scheme. Working closely with the Environment Agency for over 15 years managing director of Defence Doors Ltd Mr Shane Turrell designed and developed a range of "standard floodgates" both single and double leaf units for pedestrian and vehicular for access through flood defence walls.
Carlisle has a significant history of flooding with serious events since 1963 up to the most recent and most publicised flood event 2005 when 1844 properties were flooded power and telephone connections were disrupted and roads and rail links were closed. The Environment Agency carried out risk assessments identifying the main areas requiring flood protection from The Eden and Petteril, Caldew and Low Crosby. Complex design was undertaken to develop a series flood defences with the construction of new embankments and flood defence walls incorporating steel flood gates.
Defence Doors standard designs have now progressed to forth generation floodgates with additional features in 2008 for the latest Environment Agency requirements. In areas of heavy traffic the thresholds are now installed as flat stainless steel plates removing potential trip hazards for pedestrians with no requirement to raise or drop the base seal. The steelwork is protected by a high build epoxy paint system to ensure long life of the gate
A new latching system with copyright protection has been designed and built by Defence Doors Ltd enabling the operation of single leaf gates up to six meters in length to be opened and closed in less then two minutes with the operation achievable by a single person in normal weather conditions with very little effort and using a simple tool that remains securely stored inside the gate leaf.
MD Shane Turrell said, "Our new anti tamper latching system is securely stored out of sight in both the open and closed positions preventing unauthorised access or opening of the gate leaf once it has been deployed. This system adds great security benefits to an already impressive range of products." The latch mechanism has an added option for remote monitoring with telemetry sensors built into the latch housing not only identifying the gate is closed but also the gate has been fully latched and the seals are in a compressed state.
With these additions now used as our standard product for most applications floodgates can now be produced in a fast track programme from order to site including the paint system in as little as 4-6 weeks.
Defence Doors Ltd is a registered manufacturer of flood defence products supplying direct to the Environment Agency - Supplier No ref 19667 and further orders have been secured to supply the Agency for floodgates 3 other sites in the North West, progress and images will be posted on the website as the contract progresses - http://www.defencedoors.com
For more information on Flood Defence Systems, or other services that Defence Doors provide, including Prison Doors, Blast Doors, Airtight Doors and other steel fabrications, please contact: Shane Turrell, Defence Doors Ltd, Fairways, Thornholme, Driffield, East Yorkshire, UK. YO25 4NN.
Tel: +44 (0) 1262 490 219