Meanwhile, Kingswell Transport have collected the softwood timber joists, and half of the Okan hardwood planks from the supplier’s timber yard in Sussex. They will be collecting the remainder of the planks once some of the existing timber has been installed on the apron, as yard space is limited! Mackley’s are responsible for placing the softwood joists on top of the steel beams, and then Pat Cunningham’s team will install the new planks. The combination of softwood joists plus Okan planks is recommended by the Environment Agency for coastal piers
Assuming everything continues to plan, and the weather is not too inclement, the new apron should be finished by the end of February 2014. We plan to produce further progress reports at intervals during the project, and also place a selection of photos in the Archive section of the Gallery. Click here to go to the Apron Album.