The Reelfix system is used on many of the UK’s largest construction projects. Below is just a few of our case studies and testimonials.
South Hook LNG Terminal
When Taylor Woodrow was looking to streamline its steel fixing operation on this massive project, they called Reelfix. With over 200 operatives working around the clock on the slip form platform, loose coils of tying wire were not an option. Reelfix provided the solution that would keep walkways clear of tying wire and allow steel fixers the freedom of movement they needed to work safely and efficiently. Over 10,000 tonnes of reinforcement were fixed here, exclusively using Reelfix.
"Overall this system of steel fixing has proven to be both economical and acceptable to the Steel Fixers with the added bonus of improving safety on the project. As a result of this trail period, Reelfix has been adopted and used throughout this project."
Patrick J Kilvington Project Safety Manager - Taylor Woodrow
Construction Skills & Innovation Centre
Bridgwater & Taunton College
Forming part of the Construction Skills & Innovation Centre, Bridgewater College run the UK's first Steel Fixing Training Centre.
To help meet increased industry demand and support EDFs' Hinkley Point C, the College offers accredited steel fixing apprenticeships and qualifications, through a realistic working environment in their state of the art facility in Cannington.
Course information can be found at www.bridgwater.ac.uk
Temple Quay Central
Temple Quay is part of an ongoing program of waterfront redevelopment in Bristol by Castlemore Securities, including residential, retail and office space where frame contractor Michael J Gallagher constructed two, six storey concrete frames incorporating a basement car park. Gallaghers had their own team of Steel Fixers onsite to fix around 1900 Tonnes of rebar using the Reelfix system.
The contractor initially trailed Reelfix in 2005 and now, as part of their rigorous health and safety policy and a drive to reduce waste, use the system across all MJ Gallagher projects.
The advantages of using precast concrete units are reflected in its ever growing popularity. Prefabricating rebar on this scale requires efficiency, the right equipment and above all, a tidy, safe environment in which to work. Many precast yards find themselves highly reliant on mechanical tying devices and although these products offer similar safety benefits to Reelfix, the rebar tying gun is limited to one type of tie and consumables can be expensive.
Reelfix provides over 1000% more ties per coil, than the rebar tier, and lends itself perfectly to this type of slick, repetitious operation, delivering a practical and cost effective solution for steel fixing in the precast industry.
"I introduced the system onto our SCAN project and without exception all of our 20 man steel fixer resource took to it immediately.
I really like Reelfix for its simplicity. Use of the system has created a working environment where there has been a remarkable absence of straggling tying wire to be entangled with and trip on."
- Jerry Corvin Project Manager - Expanded
Scan Project, Manchester
"This product has satisfied our expectations with regard to safety. A reduction in waste and loose wire has reduced incidents and housekeeping has significantly improved.
The added bonus of user preference for the Reelfix system ensures the full efficiencies and safety improvements are a win win situation."
- Alan Robinson Safety Advisor - Amec
SSN Berthing Project, Port Glasgow
"I was very impressed by the concept. My belief was that we wanted to use Reelfix but left it to our operatives choice as this would be a major selling point. The subsequent results were positive. The guys wanted to use the reels and the common sight of waste wire causing a trip hazard was less evident to almost none at all.
I now believe this product will revolutionise the way Steel Fixers work and will benefit the industry in safety and waste reduction."
- Tom Finnan Construction Manager - Laing O'Rourke
Celestia Project and International Sports Village Cardiff
"As a manager on site facing the constant battles of safety, any product to minimise risk is always a good thing. Reelfix does reduce risk.
One of the benefits i witnessed on site was the improvement in housekeeping, although the most important improvement was not having loose wire on the ground causing trips."
- Ben Bearcroft Section Manager, Kier Build
Bristol Harbourside and Failsworth School Oldham
"Our Steel Fixers have been using Reelfix for the past 18 months and have found it easy to work with. Also we do not have any reported problems of trip hazards with this system. This is a very good product."
Alex Hinkins Site Manager, Laing O'Rourke
Ashford County Square