Northern Lighthouse Board
5 Year Maintenance Framework
TRAC holds a five year maintenance framework with the Northern Lighthouse Board. The contract involves a full range of maintenance works including joinery, painting, plastering, rough cast work, roof repairs as well as specialist maintenance and refurbishment work associated with the operation of the lighthouses. Constantly contending with the extreme weather and tidal conditions as well as the remote locations associated with these sites; our management team have to ensure the works are carefully planned; keeping all tasks to programme to allow the co-ordination of multiple sites simultaneously.
Internal and external paintwork is carried out using rope and cradle access. Careful preparation of the surface is essential to ensure proper performance with exposure to the elements. Internally, a high quality finish is expected that is in-keeping with the original appearance of these historical monuments.
Maintenance and repairs to structural timbers and finishing’s are regularly required. Doors and windows are refurbished or renewed; rotten timbers replaced and finishing’s repaired.
Metalwork, concrete-work, roof coverings, rainwaters and glazing frequently require attention.
Dampness is a major issue in these uninhabited lighthouse buildings. Re-plastering and plaster repairs are regularly required.
Roof damage is common on these very exposed sites. Repairs are required to slate, lead and bitumen roof coverings.
Rough Cast Repairs
Repairs to the roughcasting on the lighthouses and their outbuildings is critical for protection from the harsh weather.
Many steel fabrications are now replaced, by TRAC, with aluminium and stainless steel to reduce future maintenance.
Repairs and replacement of boundary fencing is frequent and must be of the highest specification to survive in the environment.
Exceptionally exposed sites results in often remarkable storm damage. Common repairs required to the estates extensive boundary walls.