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Supablast is a civil engineering company based in Coleshill, West Midlands that specialises in industrial cleaning and coatings. Primarily brick, stone, concrete or steel buildings and structures including, car parks, offices, factories and bridges anywhere in the country by our mobile work teams. We can also clean and coat much smaller items including engineering components, garden furniture, bedsteads or even cars at our own, fully equipped workshop.

Established for over 20 years the company's success has been built on the twin foundations of attention to detail and customer service, which is why we are considered a valued partner by a number of major constuction companies such as Balfour Beatty, Galliford Try, Murphys and Birse.

Experts in a range of surface preparation techniques including blast cleaning, high pressure water jetting and chemical cleaning and the application of a wide range of protective coatings including industrial paints, anti-graffiti, anti-slip and intumescent (fire retardent) products, we have the knowledge and experience to tackle any job. Other related services provided in-house include condition surveys, de-vegetation and minor repairs to steel, brick and stonework.

Supablast is ISO9001, Link-Up and Construction Line accredited, a Nullifire Premier applicator and a member of ICORR (Institute of Corrosion).

Why Supablast ?

Choosing a new supplier can be difficult. Whilst we cannot make the choice for you, we can hopefully make it easier by explaining why we think you should choose Supablast.
  1. We have a wealth of experience in a company which has been established for over 25 years, a highly trained workforce and most importantly the right attitude. We repeatedly deliver works to specification, on budget, on time and in a safe manner.
  2. We are price competitive. Investing heavily in plant, equipment, vehicles and people enables us to carry out the majority of tasks using our own workforce. Why SupaBlast?
  3. We are a highly reputable and professional company. Operating HSQE management systems, and having been audited for ISO, LINK UP, CONSTRUCTION LINE and many others. We are also GOLD SUSTAINING MEMBERS of THE INSTITUTE OF CORROSION all our operatives are ICATS trained so our customers can rest assured that their project is in safe hands.
But don't take our word for it, just read our references, or for more information on Supablast please contact us.


Story Rail - Ravenglass Viaduct Project

To Whom it May Concern,

Supablast worked for Story Rail on the LNW Civils Package 29, Ravenglass Viaduct project which we carried out for Network Rail.

The work was carried out over water and Supablast's package consisted of:

  • Temporary works (scaffold and encapsulation)
  • Demolition/site clearance
  • Supply/installation of structural metalwork
  • Bridge bearings
  • Replacement of timber boarding
  • Supply/installation of GRP gratings
  • Surface treatment and painting of new/existing steelwork
The work was commenced in February 07 and was completed in 16 weeks.

The Sub-contract value was approx £600K.

If you would like to call me for clarification on any of the above do not hesitate to do so.

Ian Sewell

Managing Director

Birse Rail Ltd - Civils Framework Agreement (CFA) Contract with Network Rail - 1

To Whom It May Concern,

Supablast have worked with Birse Rail Ltd since 2004 on a number of high profile schemes delivered as part of our Civils Framework Agreement (CFA) Contract with Network Rail.

Supablast have competitively tendered and successfully undertaken projects ranging in value from £100K to £600K. The packages of work delivered by Supablast typically include scaffolding, steelwork repairs and grit blast and painting.

Caldew Viaduct, Carlisle, work included scaffold access to the viaduct soffit over the river Caldew, grit blasting and painting the structure and replacing defective steelwork members. The project was particularly high risk to Birse Rail due to the short timescales granted by the Environment Agency for working of the the River Caldew and the sensitivity of the the structure located in a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Supablast management demonstrated a professional attitude towards safety and environmental considerations when working in close proximity to the watercourse. The work was completed on the programme to a high standard.

Ashton Canal Bridge, Manchester, work included scaffold access to the bridge soffit over a canal, Grit Blasting and Painting and replacing defective steelwork members. The structure presented a number of challenges to the project team including difficult access, limited working areas and short railway possessions for the trackside works.

The scheme was successfully completed on programme with a number of challenges overcome by innovative ideas introduced by Supablast.

A number of other schemes completed by Supablast in 2008, Castle Street and Gloucester Street Bridges in Manchester, were listed structures. The finished quality of the work was complemented by our Client and the Local authority and nominated for a Railway Heritage Award.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Supablast for bridge maintenance works.

For further reference:

Garod Evens
Project Manager
Birse Rail Ltd.
Ground Floor
Square One, 4 Travis Street
Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2NY
Tel: 0161 880 3873
Fax: 0871 5289080
Mob: 07967 578571
A Balfour Beatty Company

Birse Rail Ltd - Civils Framework Agreement (CFA) Contract with Network Rail - 2

Whilst acting as Contracts Manager for Birse Rail on the Structures Framework Contact for Network Rail in 2005, Supablast were subcontracted to carry out the preparation and application of paint systems and steelwork repairs on the railway underbridge structure no.38 on the twin track overhead electrified Bushbury Junction to Stafford Line (ELR RBS). The structure was situated in Oldbury off Union Road and was over the Birmingham Canal.

The bridge super structure comprised riveted parapet girders with riveted cross girders and rail bearers and steel deck plates, founded on brick abutments and wingwalls with open steel key clamp handrails. The structure was also heavily skewed across the canal.

To facilitate the works the canal and towpaths were subject to temporary closures in conjunction with the British Waterways and also subject to clearance from Shell due to the existence of the high pressure oil pipeline being present within the canal towpath.

Access to the deck soffit and parapets was afforded by a mixture of bespoke tube and fitting scaffolding and alloy access towers spanning the canal with the access to the central span section over the canal being created using pontoons and floating open barges.

The scaffold system was then fully encapsulated with Envirowrap shrink wrap, flame resistant sheeting with specialist dust extraction and clean air equipment to provide a safe and suitable environment for the blasting and painting operatives.

Works were subject to an increased need to maintain a well contained encapsulation due to the presence of the canal and requirement to ensure that contaminated arisings did not come into contact with the canal.

Supablast performed well on the contract producing a quality finish and without detriment to the surrounding environment to the satisfaction of both the client and British Waterways. Works were also undertaken during the winter months and with the inclusion of some night-time railway possessions which again called for suitable climate control measures to be taken to ensure the correct conditions were achieved and maintained to both prepare the steel, apply the new paint system and carry out the necessary steelwork repairs to the steel superstructure including web plate repairs, stiffener repairs and rivet replacement.

Based upon the above I would recommend Supablast for similar works of this nature.

Yours Sincerely

Richard Neath
Contracts Manager

" Quality, Quality, Quality "

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